Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.
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ALLINGTON Beverly E. (Allington) Hoskins
59, of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira surrounded by her family. Beverly was born on December 19, 1951 in Elmira, daughter of the late Thomas and Olive (Conklin) Allington. She was a homemaker who liked playing cards and bingo. Beverly was all about her family and spending time with her grandchildren. Beverly is survived by her sons: Raymond (Beth) Hoskins and Frederick Hoskins, both of Elmira, 13 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, her brother, Thomas Allington of Elmira, along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her sister, Barbara Wilkins, and her brothers, Francis and Frank Allington. Family and friends are welcome to call from 10:00-11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. The funeral service to honor Beverly's life will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 25th at the funeral home with Pastor Nathaniel Wilkins officiating. Burial will follow the funeral service in Chemung Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the account in memory of Beverly Hoskins at Visions Credit Union, 24 McKinley Avenue, Endicott, NY 13760 or by visiting any local Visions Credit Unions to help defray the costs of her grandchildren's college education. Star Gazette – October 21, 2011
AMEY -ARLENE R. BEAN - If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, we’d walk right up to heaven and bring you home again .... Arlene R. Bean, 83, of Waverly, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020 at the Sayre Personal Care Home. Our loving mother was born on April 14, 1937 in Lockwood, N.Y., a daughter of Harold and Dorothy (Woodcock) Amey. On November 7, 1957 Arlene married Karl J. Bean. Together they shared fifty-five years of marriage and were blessed to have six children. Arlene’s heart was broken on August 27, 2012 when Karl passed away. Arlene was a devoted member of the Waverly United Methodist Church, she treasured the friendships she had there and always looked forward to assisting with CHOW. For many years, Arlene worked at Presher’s Country Store and the Newberry’s Department store in Sayre ~ although she would say her favorite job was being surrounded by children at the Tom Thumb Nursey School. Arlene was a talented crafter ~ she enjoyed crocheting, sewing and cardmaking. A holiday was made so special when family was near. Arlene treasured the time hosting family holidays and made them all so special. She was a loving wife, a devoted mother and caring grandmother, her greatest pleasure was to give whatever she had to others. Arlene lived her life with grace, dignity, humor and courage. Her caring ways will remain in our hearts forever. Arlene will be greatly missed by her children: Anthony (Molly) Bean, Jack Bean, Michael (Patti) Bean, Scott (Tammy) Bean, Dorothy (Lynn) Richter, Robert (Cathy) Bean; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren. Her brothers and sisters-in-law: Harold Jr. (Maggie) Amey, Francis (Florence) Amey, her sister and brother-in-law: Tess (Earl) Sickler; a sisters-in-law: Florence Amey; Betty Packard; Marjorie Brasch; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Arlene was predeceased by her parents Harold and Dorothy Amey, her husband Karl Bean and a brother Carl Amey. A memorial service and celebration of Arlene’s life will be held on Friday, September 4 at 11 a.m. at the Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly, N.Y. Arlene will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Chemung Cemetery. Following the graveside services a luncheon and time of sharing memories will be held at Round Top. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly, NY. -Sayre Morning Times 8/31/2020
BACORN Calvin C. Bacorn
88, of Barton, N.Y., died peacefully on Monday, April 2, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital. He was born on February 26, 1924, in Camp Brule, Elkland Township, Sullivan County, Pa., the son of (the late) Floyd Parker and Julia Elizabeth Chapman Bacorn. Calvin attended Bethal School. He spent his childhood years on a farm in Camp Brule, Elkland Township and later in life he moved to Chemung, N.Y. Calvin worked at Ingersoll Rand, Athens, Pa., as a Machinist. He was an avid gardener and had a vegetable stand in Chemung, N.Y. He was well known for his delicious corn and other vegetables. Calvin’s interests surrounded his home, beloved family, country music, gardening, carpentry, and traveling. He also enjoyed spending time at Tioga Downs. He is predeceased by his brothers, Rodney Russell, Vernon, Merton, and Robert; sisters, Genevieve Bacorn, Blanche Brewer, Ruth Wilcox, Isabel Wiles, and Marie Sherman; and special nephew Donnie Bacorn. Calvin is survived by his mate of 38 years Doris Moses, at home; sisters-in-law Patricia Bacorn of New Albany, Pa., Edna Bacorn of Lowman, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews; and extended family members Rick LaFave of Trumansburg, N.Y., Jeffrey LaFave of Trumansburg, N.Y., Debra LaFave of Trumansburg, N.Y., Corine Williams of Reno, NV, and Kathleen Marshall of Venus, Fla.; several grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and his beloved pet Minnie. Friends and family may call on Saturday, April 7, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral Services will follow at the Funeral Home at 12 p.m. with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating. Burial will be in the Chemung Cemetery, Chemung, N.Y. Memorial donations may be made in Calvin’s memory to the: Stray Haven, 194 Shephard Road, Waverly, N.Y. 14892. Sayre Morning Times – April 4, 2012
BARR Manley V.
Manley V. Barr, age 89, of Hoffman Hollow Road, Lowman, New York, died Monday, February 13, 2012, with his loving family at his side. Manley was born February 10, 1923, in Chemung, N.Y., son of the late Harvey and Clara (Groves) Barr. He grew up on a farm as an active 4-H member. Following graduation from High School in Waverly New York, he entered the United States Army Air Corps where he served during WWII from 1942 to 1945. He was a B-29 engine mechanic and crew chief, rising to the rank of sergeant. During that time, he married the former Helena L. Bowers on July 1, 1943, in Amarillo, Texas. After returning from the war effort, at the age of 24 he built his current home. He developed a large poultry and egg business and continued with farming activities for many more years, to include milk testing with DHI. He worked at Bendix in Elmira Heights for 31 years as a machinist. He built and remodeled several homes and apartments and developed the Birchland Mobile Housing Park in Lowman. Manley was a member, trustee and Sunday School Teacher at the Lowman United Methodist Church. He and Helena were active members of several local Square Dancing Clubs. He also enjoyed camping, where he was a noted story teller and respected source of political information. He and Helena wintered in Florida prior to him becoming ill and he enjoyed playing tennis. Other interest included gardening, raising flowers and researching his family genealogy. He found great joy in spending time with his family who will miss him deeply. He generously supported several charities, including veteran’s groups, American Indian education funds, the Smile Train and others. Survivors include his wife, Helena of Lowman, N.Y.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Barbara Barr of Cayuta, N.Y., Ronald and Kathleen Barr of San Antonio, Texas, Jeffery and Cynthia Barr of Elmira, N.Y.; a daughter and son-in-law, Janeen and David Warrick of Horseheads, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Thomas Barr, Christopher Barr, Rebecca Collier, Katherine Pavlina, Jeremy Warrick, Justin Warrick and Amanda Warrick; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Norma Doane of Elmira, N.Y., Joyce Beach of Erin, N.Y., several nieces and nephews and friends. He was married to Helena for 68 1/2 years. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Grover Barr. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2012, at the Roberts Funeral Home Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, N.Y. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2012, at the funeral home with the Reverend Michael Spencer officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in Chemung Cemetery. Sayre Morning Times – February 16, 2012
BEACH Richard J.
Age 84, of Fairview Rd. in Erin, died after a long illness on Tuesday, Mar. 2, 2010, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born in Ithaca, NY on June 15, 1925 to Ralph and Beatrice (Denmark) Beach. He is survived by his wife, Joyce (Barr) Beach; their children, Rickey (Roxanne) Beach of Erin, NY, Marcia Jividen of Lowman, NY, Colleen Price of Syracuse, NY, Collette (Bob) Levanduski of Elmira, NY, Tamara (William) Frandsen of Spencer, NY; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sister, Anita Hinton of Horseheads, NY; sister-in-law, Peg Beach of Cayuta, NY; K-9 companion, "Duke". Dick was retired from the A&P Plant in Horseheads, where he was an extract controlman. He was a veteran of the US Marine Corps serving during WWII. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially in Canada. He was also a devoted NY Giant fan and NY Yankee fan. Dick loved time spent with his family and friends and going out to lunch. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Sat., March 6, 2010, from 2-4:00 p.m. His service will follow there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 4:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dorothy-York Alloway officiating. Interment with Military Honors at a later date in Chemung Cemetery. Those wishing may also remember Dick with memorials to the Horseheads Animal Shelter, 150 Wygant Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.6.2010
BEAN Karl Jack Bean
age 86, of Waverly, N.Y., died on Monday, August 27, 2012 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Athens, Pa., son of the late Karl and Alice Dibble Bean. Karl is survived by his wife, Arlene Bean of 55 years; children: Jesse of Montour Falls, N.Y.; Karl of Nevada; Anthony (Molly) of Pittsford, N.Y.; Jack (Heather Chappell) of Waverly, N.Y.; Michael (Patty Abel) of Waverly, N.Y.; Scott (Tammy) of Lockwood, N.Y.; Robert (Cathy Van Zandt) of Windsor, N.Y.; Carla De- Wold of Nevada; Judy (John Wright) of South Dakota; Dorothy (Lynn Richter) of Nichols, N.Y.; along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Karl is predeceased by his brothers Norman of Kansas City, Mo., and James of Erin, N.Y., and is survived by his sisters: Betty Packard of West Covinia, Calif., and Marge Brach of Lakeland, Fla. Karl was a World War II veteran, serving aboard the U.S.S. Canberra. He was a watchmaker by trade, and retired from Borg Warner of Ithaca, N.Y., after 23 years of service. Karl's favorite past-time was working in his woodshop making furniture, clocks, and miniature carnival rides. He was a past member of the Waverly Hook & Ladder and The Waverly American Legion #1492. Karl will sadly be missed by all of his family and friends, as well as, Buddy and Charlie, his canine companions. A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 9 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at the Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly, N.Y. The celebration of Karl’s life will follow the visitation with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield honoring his memory at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung St, Waverly, NY, 14892, or to Greater Valley EMS, 904 N. Lehigh Ave, Sayre, PA, 18840. Burial will be in Chemung Cemetery, Chemung, N.Y., with full military honors. Funeral arrangements by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 635 Broad Street, Waverly, N.Y. Sayre Morning Times – August 31, 2012
BENNETT Ida Belle FRISBIE, 77, of RR 1, Box 1208, Granville Summit, died Thursday, April 3, 1997 at home. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law; Eleanor Ayres of Granville Summit, and Dean Ayers of Troy; William and Joseph Stark of Elmira, NY; sisters-in-laws Martha Bennett of VanEtten, June Bennett of Florida, Eleanor Kennedy of Elmira; 15 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, William Frisbie in 1983; sons, William John Frisbie and Walter Charles Firsbie both of Elmira; brothers, Frances Bennett of VanEtten and Henry Bennett of Lowman; sister Eunice Oreshack of Elmira. Friends were invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Elmira, NY on Sunday. Funeral services were held there on Monday. The interment followed in Chemung Cemetery.
BENNETT –IDA BELLE FRISBIE, 77, Granville Summit, died April 3, 1997, at home. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Eleanor Ayers, Granville Summit, and Dean Ayers, Troy; William and Joseph Stark, Elmira, NY; sisters-in-law, Martha Bennett, VanEtten, June Bennett, Florida. Eleanor Kennedy, Elmira; 15 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mrs. Frisbie was predeceased by her husband, William Frisbie in 1983; sons, William John Frisbie and Walter Charles Frisbie both of Elmira; brothers, Frances Bennett, VanEtten and Henry Bennett, Lowman; sister Eunice Oreshack, Elmira. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St., Elmira, NY Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Monday at 1 p.m. The interment will following in Chemung Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
BERICH Lawrence C., Sr.
Age 76, of Rt. 414, Burdett, NY, died unexpectedly, December 13, 2007. The family will receive friends Tuesday, 10 a.m.-12 noon at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen; a funeral service will follow at 12 noon. Burial will be held at a later date at Chemung Cemetery, Chemung, NY. Larry was born in Lansing, NY, the son of Cedric and Ellen (Eaton) Berich. He honorably served his country in the US Army Air Corps. Lawrence was an avid outdoorsman, and especially loved to hunt and fish. He is survived by four children, Lawrence C. Berich, Jr. of Elmira, James C. (Deenne) Berich of Hinesville, GA, Janet (Monroe) Payne of Ithaca, and Anne (Louis, Sr.) DeLong of Lansing; companion, Marilyn Goldstein of Burdett; brother, William (Rita) Berich of Groton; 19 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; wife, Irene; and their infant daughter, Nancy Marguerite.
BIRNEY –MARGARET R. (BIRNEY) INMAN was born December 26, 1921 in Sayre, PA the daughter of the late James Timothy and Agnes (VanGaasbeck) Birney, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the age of 93. She was greeted there by her loving husband of 56 years, Robert; sons, Thomas and Kenneth; sisters, Genevieve (Donald) Rumsey and Rachel (Rev. Herman) Theetge; sisters-in-law, Kay McElwee, Toni Jones and Glenda Inman; brother-in-law, Ernest Inman. Margaret is survived by her beloved daughter, Kathleen Inman of Elmira, NY; grandson, Eric (Jennifer) Inman of Texas; great-granddaughter, Jillian Inman of Texas; brother, James (Elizabeth) Birney of Chemung, NY; brothers-in-law, James (Carolyn) Inman of Virginia; Irwin "Mac" McElwee and Jack Jones both of Florida; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Margaret was employed by Sears and Roebuck for 25 years in the Children's Department. She graduated from Waverly High School and the Baptist Bible Seminary. She was a member of the Southside Baptist Church and now the United Baptist Church. She taught Sunday School, was a Deaconess, a member of the American Baptist Women's and the Mission Belles. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. A Memorial Service celebrating her life will follow the visitation at 4 PM. The Reverend James Crupi and Reverend David Daniels will officiate. Interment will take place in the Chemung Cemetery at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the United Baptist 304 North Main Street Elmira, NY or to the Christian Faith Fellowship PO Box # 4212 Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/25/2015
MICHAEL D. ‘MIKE’ BLAKEMAN, 50, of Van Etten, N.Y., passed away on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 at home with his family at his side. He was born on March 10, 1966 in Middletown, Conn., the son of Donald R. and Louise Finch Blakeman. Mike was employed with Jay's Carpet for many years and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He also loved car racing, both NASCAR and local. He loved competing in atlatl spear throwing. He is predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Nellie Harmon and George Finch; paternal grandparents, Clarence and Agnes Blakeman; brother, Mark Blakeman; and step-brother, Phil Austin Jr. He is survived by his parents, Louise and Phil Austin of Waverly, N.Y., and Donald and (Pat) Blakeman of Chemung, N.Y.; his children, Michael Blakeman of LaVerngne, Tenn., Jyliane Blakeman of LaVerngne, Tenn., Chad Burgess of Waverly, N.Y., Brittany Blakeman of Spencer, N.Y., and Brad Lee Blakeman of Spencer, N.Y.; grandchildren, Emily and Aiden; step-siblings, Steven and Jodi Austin of Waverly, N.Y., Christine and Joe Peters of Chemung, N.Y., and Michael and Danielle Austin of Waverly, N.Y.; many aunts and uncles; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at noon at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Chemung Cemetery, Chemung, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review 12/14/2016
Age 83, of South Waverly, PA, died Thursday, October 25th, 2007, at his home. Born July 23, 1924 in Sayre, PA, the son of the late Ina (Forbes) and Lawrence Bloss; and husband of his beloved wife of 55 years, Phyllis (Johnson) Bloss. Donald was a lifelong resident of the Valley. He served in the United States Navy during WWII both in the Atlantic and the Pacific serving on the USS Nevada as a Seaman First Class. He retired from IBM Corporation in Owego, NY, where he worked as a Photo Lab Technician with over twenty-five years of service. He is a member of Church of the Redeemer in Sayre, PA. He is also a lifetime member of the Waverly Moose Lodge and Lifetimers V.F.W. Post 1536 in Sayre, PA. Donald was an avid golfer and bowler and loved to throw horseshoes. Donald is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Michael Ann (Dan) Wayman, Sayre; his grandchildren, Erin, Courtney, Matthew (Blaire), and Colleen Wayman; his sister, Marilyn (Richard) Doney, Lewes, DE; also sisters-in-law, Ruth Bloss, S. Waverly, Janice Besecker, Sayre, Kathryn Park, Elmira, Jeanne Chevalier, Sayre, Shirley Bloss, Waverly, and Dorothy Johnson of FL. Donald is also survived by his brother-in-law, Richard Johnson of Sayre; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Donald was predeceased by his brothers, Robert and Raymond; also brothers-in-law, Thomas Besecker, George Johnson, and Victor Chevalier; and his sister-in-law, Mary Johnson. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 29, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. at Church of the Redeemer, Sayre, PA. Friends are invited to call Sunday, October 28, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, NY. Interment will follow at Chemung Cemetery. Those wishing may direct memorial donations to either Church of the Redeemer, 201 S. Wilbur Avenue, Sayre, PA 18840; or the charity of their choice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/27/2007.
BODINE Earl Hunter
Age 73, of Chemung, NY, died Monday, October 13, 2008, at home after an extended illness. Family and friends may call at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY, on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. Funeral services there Thursday at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Anne Bey Canfield of the Waverly United Methodist officiating. Interment in Chemung Cemetery, Chemung, NY. In lieu of flowers friends may contribute to the American Cancer Society or to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd. Corning, NY 14830. Earl is survived by his wife of 23 years Ardena, children, Scott (Connie) Bodine; Eric (Jackie) Bodine; Camille (Mike) Mattison and Cale (Jodie) Bodine, all of Waverly, NY, Step-children Theresa (John) Smith of Athens, PA, and Patrick (Michele) Sullivan of Waverly, NY, brother Maynard Bodine of Chemung, NY, sisters, Lucille Ellis of Chemung, NY, and Sarah Monell of Cato, NY, and several nieces and nephews. Earl had a successful racing career at the local level. He started racing at Chemung Race Track in 1955, being the first Bodine driver. He won numerous Features and Championships. Along with his brother, Maynard, he operated Bodine Brothers in Chemung for close to 50 years. Earl is predeceased by brothers Milton, Eli, and Jimmy, and sisters Jeanette, Marion, and Lois. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/14/2008
BODINE -LUCILLE M. (BODINE) ELLIS, 96, of Chemung, N.Y. passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at the Corning Center for Rehabilitation. She was the loving wife of the late Herbert H. Ellis who passed away on July 18, 1996. The couple married January 13, 1961 and had 35 happy years together. Lucille was born on May 15, 1923 in Sayre, Pa., daughter of the late Eli H. and Edith E. (Lenox) Bodine. She was a Cosmetologist for several beauty shops in the area. She was a member of the Chemung United Methodist Church and the Endless Mountains Quilting Guild. Lucille is survived by several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, five step grandchildren and good friend Linda Freeman. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Herb, her brothers Milton, James, Eli “Junior”, Maynard, and Earl, her sisters Marion, Jeanette, Lois, and Sara. The graveside service to honor Lucille’s life will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at the Chemung Cemetery, Chemung, N.Y.. The Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street Wellsburg, N.Y. has been entrusted with the arrangements. -Sayre Morning Times 9/3/2019
BODINE Maynard L.
75, of Chemung, NY, died February 24, 2009 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He was the loving husband of Patricia J. (Wilcox) Bodine. The couple married August 29, 1970 and had 38 happy years together. Family and friends are welcome to gather from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 27, 2009, and again on Saturday, February 28th, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. The memorial service to celebrate Maynard's life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service in Chemung Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/26/2009
GEORGE L. BOWERS, age 98 of Wilmington, NC, formerly of Chemung, NY. He was born February 23, 1916 in Shamokin, PA, son of the late Raymond and Henrietta (Lloyd) Bowers. George passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015. He is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 33 years, Sylvia; sons and daughters-in-law Karl and Flo Bowers, William and Joan Bowers all of Chemung, Dale and Louise Bowers of Waverly, NY; 6 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. George retired from Chemung County Solid Waste and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WWII. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday, February 1st from 1 to 3 p.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 3 pm. Rev. Randy Stilson will officiate. Interment will take place in Chemung Cemetery at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star/Gazette 1/29/2015
BROWN Jordan M. Brown
Jordan Michael Brown of Waverly, NY died unexpectedly on Friday March 9th 2012. He was the son of Dennis and Nikki (Keene) Brown of Chemung, NY. Jordan was born on December 3rd, 1989 and was a 2008 graduate of Waverly High School. He was employed by OIP in Sayre. Jordan was an avid hunter and fisherman and especially enjoyed working on his cars and hanging out with friends and cousins. Jordan was full of energy, and had larger than life personality and was the master of nicknames. His friend said he lived a good life, with good friends and had a good spirit, especially when rooting for the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabers. He is survived by his grandmother Shirley (Halstead) Brown of Chemung, N.Y., grandfather Richard Keene of Waverly, N.Y., his aunts and uncles; Randy and Michelle (Mack) Keene of Waverly, NY, Kelly Keene of Waverly, N.Y., Rolly and Connie (Soper) Keene of Enterprise, Alabama, Tawny (Keene) and Victor Villalobos of Winter Springs, Florida, DeDe Keene of Owego, N.Y., David and Kay (Shaylor) Brown of Chemung, N.Y., Denise (Brown) and Brian Simonovich of Chemung, N.Y., Doug Brown of Waverly, N.Y., and Danny Brown of Brawley, Calif. Cousins; Ryan, Crystal, Rusty, Katie, Jarryd, Courtney, Aaron, Beau, Christian, Cody, Schae, Joy, Jaymes, Jared, Joshua, Jason, Peterson, Macutcheon. He was predeceased by his grandfather Wayne Brown of Chemung, N.Y. and grandmother Marlene (Shaffer) Keene of Waverly, N.Y. We would also like to mention some of Jordan’s special friends; Elise Barber, Zack Ward, Jimmy Campbell, Meghan Hayes, Louie and Lacy Sandroni and too many more to name. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: Strong Memorial Hospital, Kessler Family Burn and Trauma Unit, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642 in memory of Jordan Brown. (The direct line to the charge nurse in the burn unit is (585) 275-0046.) A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 3:00-5:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Jordon’s life will follow the visitation with the Pastor Larry Day honoring his memory at 5:00 p.m. A special tribute to Jordon’s life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. Burial will be in Chemung Cemetery, Chemung, New York. Sayre Morning Times – March 12, 2012
BUNNELL - STROMAN
Ruth B. Age 72 of Chemung, NY, died on Thursday, December 6, 2001. Ruth has lived all her life in Chemung, and has been an important part of the community. She retired from Chemung Elementary School as the Librarian for 33 years. Ruth was a member of the Central Assembly of God Church where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. She was a wonderful, loved and compassionate mother, and a devoted friend to many. Ruth is survived by her children, Cheryl Chapman, Christine Bickford, Steve Stroman, Rick Stroman, Debbie Stroman, Jody Olive and Rusty Stroman; 18 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sister, Donna Moore of Chemung, NY; brothers, Edward Bunnell of Elmira, NY and Kirby Bunnell of Arizona. All are welcome to attend a funeral service at the Central Assembly of God Church, Brenway Drive, Horseheads, NY on Saturday, December 8, 2001 at 10:00 AM. The graveside service will be private. Interment will be in Chemung Cemetery, Chemung, NY. A dinner for the family will be at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, John & Christine Beickford, 5331 Main Street, Chemung, NY. Arrangements are under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsburg, NY.
MISS ELLA E. BURT, 79 for many years a teacher of piano in Elmira died Thursday, Mar. 6, 1941 at 11:45 p.m. at her home, 506 1/2/ E. Church St. Miss Burt leaves several cousins. She attended the First Baptist Church. The body is in the Smith and Fudge Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Saturday at 3 p.m., the Rev. Harold Stearns officiating. Burial will be in Chemung Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/7/1941
JANET MARIE BUTLER, 3 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Butler of Chemung died Sunday, Apr. 26, 1942. She leaves her parents; a sister, Beverly at home; four grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mayne Hoadley and Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Butler, all of Asaph, Pa. The body is in the Page Funeral home, Wellsburg where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Charles Townsend will officiate. Burial will be in Chemung Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette
CALLEAR Ardena Jean (Callear) Bodine
72, of Chemung, NY, died on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of the late Earl Hunter Bodine who died on October13, 2008. The couple had 23 happy years together. Ardena was born on November 9, 1940 in Sayre, PA, daughter of the Clinton and Florence (Snyder) Callear. She was a graduate of Athens High School, and worked for GE, Westinghouse, and P&C Market in Athens. She was also was a beautician and had her own shop. Ardena was United Methodist by faith, was an avid sewer and gardener, and enjoyed trips to Tioga Downs. Ardena is survived by her children Theresa Ann Smith and husband John L. of Athens, PA, and Patrick M. Sullivan and wife Michele of Waverly, NY; her step children, Scott (Connie) Bodine, Eric Bodine, Camille Mattison and Cale Bodine, all of Waverly, NY; her granddaughters Tasha Lyn Sullivan and fiancé Mike Chandler and Shelby Morgan Sullivan; her step grandchildren, Tricia Bodine, Taylor Bodine, Hunter Bodine, Brittney Birks, Heather Birks, Carlee Mattison, Nicholas Mattison, Isis Barber, Sasha Bodine, Delaney Bodine, Jason Bowers, and Joshua Bowers; her great grandson Lucas Chandler; her siblings, Herthel Campbell of Sayre, PA, Jack Callear of Sayre, Chuck Callear of Athens, Don and Phyllis Callear of Athens; her sister-in-law Phyllis Callear of Athens; along with several nieces and nephews. Ardena is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Earl; her son Michael Patrick; her brother Lavern Callear; and her sisters-in-law Barbara and Penny Callear; and her first husband Robert J. Sullivan. Family and friends are welcome to call from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street Wellsburg, NY. The Memorial Service to honor Ardena's life will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, May 29th at the funeral home with Rev. Anne Bey Canfield of the Waverly United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Chemung Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Ardena's memory to the Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly, New York 14892-8650. Star Gazette – May 25, 2013
CASSELBURY Brett Jason Casselbury
33, beloved son of Diane (Barry) McCann and Donald (Pam) Casselbury of Waverly, NY died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 22, 2012 as a result of an automobile accident while on his way home for Christmas. He was born on January 26, 1979 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. All of his family and friends loved Brett, he was one of the nicest and kindest people God ever put on this earth. He never complained and never asked for much, all he needed was his love of his family. We will never know why he was taken from us so quickly but one thing is for sure if there was ever an angel born it was Brett. His smile and laughter will be so greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. Brett resided at the Hoffman Street Group Home through the Chemung ARC during the week. On the weekends and every Holiday, he came home to his loving mother's endless care. He loved being home and spending time with his family. His most prized possession was his Kawasaki 4-wheeler. He would ride for hours in his uncle's field and then he would take his mom for rides over to visit his cousins. Brett also loved riding his snowmobile and mowing his aunt and uncle's lawn. Brett loved when his brother Chad and his nephew Kaiden would come to visit him. They would bring their dog Freckles. Brett loved all animals, especially his dogs MacDog and Copper, who recently passed away. Brett liked going to his dad's house and working with him on his 1933 Chevy. He loved watching his cousins Jim and Rick Hand race their street stocks at several local tracks. Brett was an avid NASCAR fan and every August his Uncle John took him to Watkins Glen. Wherever his Uncle John was, Brett was not far behind. Brett graduated from Fassett School, Elmira, NY in 2000. He worked at Southern Tier Industries and Seneca Beverage, and recently returned to Southern Tier Industries. He loved to bowl, was in Boy Scouts, and enjoyed ARC dances with his friends. Brett loved Christmas and parties, he was looking forward to his 34th birthday party, and he knew that everyone came to his parties. He is predeceased by his maternal grandparents John and Bea Miller, paternal grandparents Walter and Harriet Casselbury, great maternal grandparents Charles and Leona Bennett, great aunt and uncle Nellie and Bob Ash, and uncle Ray Casselbury. Brett is survived by his loving parents, brother and sister-in-law Chad and Karen Casselbury of Waverly, NY, step-sisters and brothers-in-law Kelly and Steve Cook and Jill and Tory Kitching, step-brothers Patrick (Colleen Donahue) McCann of Elmira, NY, and Nigel Robinson of Chemung, NY, special nephew Kaiden Casselbury of Elmira, NY, special uncles and aunts John and Connie Miller, and Pat and Preston Hand, aunts Evelyn (Ron) Belcher of Monroeton, PA, Carol (Jim) Skerpon of South Waverly, PA, and Linda Casselbury of Erin, NY, uncles Walter (Pat) Casselbury of Waverly, NY and Richard Casselbury of Chemung, NY, loving cousins James and Cathie Hand, Rick (Amy Jones) Hand, Ginger and Jerry Carnrike, and Amy Hand, special friends Phyllis of Elmira ARC and everyone at his Hoffman Street Residence, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Friends and family may call on Thursday, December 27, 2012 from 12pm - 3pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will follow at the Funeral Home at 3pm. Burial will be in Chemung Cemetery, Chemung, NY. Memorial donations may be made in Brett's memory to: Chemung ARC, Hoffman House, 114 Hoffman Street, Elmira, NY 14905 or Calvary Baptist Church, 701 West Pine Street, Athens, PA 18810. Star Gazette – December 25, 2012
RICHARD P. CASSELBURY, 63, of Chemung, NY passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 19, 2014 at home following a brief illness. He was born on June 3, 1950 in Meshoppen, PA, the son of the late Walter and Harriet Richards Casselbury. Richard was previously employed at Leprino Foods, South Waverly, PA for 25 years until declining health prevented him for working. He was a loving, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and repairing small engines. He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him. He is predeceased by his brother Raymond Casselbury, sister-in-law, Patricia Casselbury, and special nephew Brent Casselbury. Richard is survived by his children Lisa and Rich Horton of Sayre, PA, Rochelle Casselbury of Hammondsport, NY, Jim Casselbury of Chemung, NY, and Bonnie and Josh Montgomery of Waverly, NY, the mother of his children Paula Casselbury of Millerton, PA, grandchildren Brittany and Matt McGee of Gillett, PA, Lucas and Kaiya Horton of Sayre, PA, Ciera Celelli of Hammondsport, NY, Cayden Casselbury of Hammondsport, NY, and Abigail and Allison Montgomery of Waverly, NY, great-granddaughter Noelle McGee of Gillett, PA, brother, Walter Casselbury of Waverly, NY and brother and sister-in-law Donald and Pam Casselbury of Waverly, NY, sisters and brothers-in-law Evelyn and Ronald Belcher of Burlington, PA, and Carol and Jim Skerpon of Sayre, PA, and several nieces and nephews. A Time of Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 6pm â?? 8pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Burial will be in Chemung Cemetery at the convenience of the family. –Carol Brotzman
CASSELBURY - Walter H. Casselbury, age 61 of
Waverly NY, died at his home on Thursday, September 23,1976, following a brief
illness. He was born in Tuscarora, Pa., October 26,1914, a son of the late
Edward and Lydia Woodruff Casselbury, and had resided in Waverly since 1950. A
Veteran of WWII, he was employed by the American Bridge Co., in Elmira as a key
punch operator for 25 years. He was a member of the International Association
of Bridge Construction and Ornamental Iron Metal Workers. Survivors include his
wife, Harriet, at home; four sons Walter, Donald and Richard all of Waverly, and
Raymond of VanEtten; two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Evelyn) Belcher of Nichols and
Mrs. James (Carol) Skerpon of Sayre; four brothers, Edward and Francis of
Wyalusing, Danny of Rome, George of LeRaysville; six sisters, Mrs. Clayton
(Elizabeth) Bowes of Johnson City, Mrs. Kenneth (Aletha) Brink of Towanda, Mrs.
Stephen (Rosa) Shaffer, Mrs.Floyd (Gertrude) Hitchcock, Mrs. Jack (Viola) Brink
of LeRaysville and Mrs. Robert(Cora) Fish of Pine City; 16 grandchildren;
several nieces, nephews and cousins. Two brothers, Ralph and Alvin, and a
grandson, Robbie, preceded Mr. Casselbury in death. Funeral and committal
services were held Saturday, Sept.25 at 2pm. in Chemung with the Rev. William
Welles, pastor of the North Waverly Chapel officiating. -
Wyalusing Rocket Courier~ Submitted by Bonny Sutton
ARTHUR ‘CHUBBY’ CHANDLER, 75 of Waverly, N.Y. formerly of Chemung, N.Y. died suddenly on Tuesday Dec. 19, 1995. He was born Oct. 12, 1920 in Chemung a son of Arthur and Mary Strope Chandler Sr. Mr. Chandler was a farmer in Chemung until he retired and was an area stock car driver for 20 years. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Phyllis; sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Ann Marie Chandler and William and Debra Chandler, both of Waverly, N.Y.; a son, Thomas Chandler of Binghamton, N.Y.; a sister, Rosemary Norconk of Chemung; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ruth Chandler of Daytona Beach, Fla., also several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, N.Y. Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held there Friday at 11 a.m. with the rev. William Wells officiating. Interment will be in the Chemung Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may contribute to the Spalding Foundation for Injured Drivers in care of Betty Sherwood, 1074 Sulphur Springs Road, Owego, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review
CLARK –BEATRICE ANNA RIPLEY, 80, of Chemung, NY, passed away on Monday, January 25, 2016 at the Corning Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Corning, NY with her family by her side. She was born on January 19, 1936 in Sayre, PA the daughter of the late Willard and Jennie O'Carmer Clark. Beatrice attended Elmira Business Institute and was employed with Hardinge Brothers, Elmira Stamping Company, and 2nd Place East, prior to retiring. She enjoyed volunteering with the Red Cross. Beatrice loved traveling, especially her trips to Ireland and Scotland with the Pat Kane Band. She is predeceased by her husband Clifford Ripley, an infant son, her brothers: Bruce Clark and Harold Clark and close friend Art Robbins. Beatrice is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Steven Ripley and Tina Nagle of Chemung, NY; grandchildren, Julia Ripley, Cory Ripley, Natasha Ripley, Samantha Ripley and Crystal Ripley; sisters: Marjorie Briggs of Endicott, NY and Joyce Clark of Binghamton, NY; brother, Terry Clark of Wyalusing, PA and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call on February 2, 2016 from 12pm - 1pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 1pm with the Rev. Matt Mackivitch officiating. Burial will be in the Chemung Cemetery, Chemung, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/28/2016
CLARK –GRETTA LILA (CLARK) ELSTON, 74, of Chemung, N.Y., passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of Wilson E. Elston. The couple married Aug. 25, 1966 and had 50 happy years together. Greta was born on Nov. 24, 1942 in the Town of Barton, N.Y., daughter of the late Kenneth and Virginia (Balmer) Clark. She was a graduate of Waverly High School and worked as an inspector for Anchor Glass. Greta was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church, and was lively and full of fun. Greta is survived by her husband Wilson; her sons Douglas (Marcy) Elston of Sayre, Pa., and Richard (Tawny) Elston of Waverly, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her siblings, Glenda Brown, Gary Clark, Gwen Raymond, and Kenny Clark; several nieces and nephews; and special friend Edith Robbins. Greta was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother Gail Elston. Family and friends are welcome to gather from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, N.Y. The funeral service to honor Greta's life will be held at noon on Friday, April 21 at the funeral home with the Rev. Anne Canfield officiating. Burial will follow in Chemung Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Greta's memory to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 30 South 17th St., Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA. –Sayre Morning Times 4/18/2017
COLE –MRS. ANNA COLE RIDLER, 90, of Chemung, N.Y., died at the Tioga Nursing Home in Waverly, N.Y. on Nov. 20, 1995. Anna was the youngest child of the late William S. and Lola Benjamin Cole. She was born in Macedonia on June 7, 1905. On Feb. 14, 1928, she married Thomas Philip Ridler of Larksville, Pa. She was a faithful member of the Chemung Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Edith and William Johnson of Winter Haven, Fla.; son, Francis Ridler of Still Water, Pa.; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Jean Ridler of Winter Haven, Fla.; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom, on Sept. 17, 1988; three brothers, Cecil H., Hartley O. and Manley G. Cole; four sisters, Inez Cole, Maud (Mrs. Ernest) Shores, Laura (Mrs. Art) Price and Edith (Mrs. Ralph) VanNess. The funeral service was held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, N.Y. Burial will be held at a later date in the Chemung Cemetery, Chemung, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review.
COLBURN -NANCY E. TOMPKINS age 80, of Thompson Hill Road, Gillett, formerly of Chemung, NY, passed away Wednesday September 4, 2019 at home. She was born November 2, 1938 in Candor, NY daughter of the late Earl & Mary (Evelyn) Colburn. She was a graduate of Spencer High School and was retired from the Chemung County Nursing Facility where she worked for over 25 years. She was a former attendee of the Dry Brook Church and in her spare time collected porcelain dolls, enjoyed word search books, watching the Price Is Right, square dancing and most of all shopping at Wal-Mart. Surviving are her two daughters, Marla M. Tompkins of Gillett, PA, Michelle L. (Billy) Lohrke of Pine City, NY, her son John E. (Becky) Tompkins of Gillett, PA, a sister, Linda Campbell of Elmira, NY, a brother, Earl Colburn of Newfield, NY, six grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and friends, also her canine companions, Mayhem and Spot. She was predeceased by her parents, husband John J. Tompkins, twin granddaughters, Kimberly & Kayla Tompkins, two great grandchildren, Liam & Allison Riley. Family and friends are invited to a graveside service at 2:00 PM, on Thursday September 12, 2019 at the Chemung Cemetery, North Street, Chemung, NY. Arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. -Elmira star-Gazette 9/10/2019
CONNER Audree Claire
Beloved daughter of Josh & Nicole Conner, died
to join the Angels on Monday morning, July 13, 2009, at her Chemung, NY home at the age of 2. She entered this world on March 13, 2007, and in a little over 2 years touched many lives with her fighting spirit and happy smile. In addition to her parents, Audree is also survived by her sisters and brother, Lucy E. Davies, Andrew N. Conner and Ava E. Conner; maternal family: grandparents, Nick and Linda Davies; aunts, Julie and Neal Keller; Alyshia (Taylor Bayait) Davies; great-grandmother, Eleanor Herndon; paternal family: grandparents, Charles and Sherri Conner; aunt, Gypsy-Storm (Joshua) Cassidy; uncle, Jesse (Kerri) Conner; great-grandmother, Maria (Bob) Walsh; and many family friends who will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Friday, July 17, 2009, between the hours of 6 - 8 p.m. Funeral services for Audree will follow at 8:15 p.m. with the Reverend Alex Reducz officiating. Graveside services in the Chemung Cemetery will be held at the family's convenience. Memorials may be directed to the Ronald McDonald House, 333 W. Moreland Dr., Rochester, NY 14620 in her memory. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/15/2009
COPE –MRS. EVALYNN (COPE) PAGE age 75 of 516 Oak St., Elmira, formerly of Horseheads Friday, Aug. 17, 1973 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the First Baptist Church, Horseheads Sunday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Thomas Moore officiating, burial Chemung Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Mrs. E. Margaret DeMun with whom she resides; sons, Jackson E. of Horseheads, Dale R. of Odessa; brother, John Cope of Watkins Glen; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Page was the widow of Ritner J. Page and a member of the First Baptist Church of Horseheads, N.Y. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 8/19/1973
COURTRIGHT Marian E. FREEMAN, age 91, of the Bakercrest Home for the Elderly, formerly of Gillett, PA, died January 13, 1998 at the troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA. She was born November 19, 1906 in Bath, NY the daughter of Floyd and Lena (Perry) Courtright. Marian was once employed by American LaFrance and was a caregiver for the elderly. She was a member of the North Chemung United Methodist Church. Marian is survived by daughter, Lois I. (Robert) Smith of Northampton, PA; son, Larry D. (Valerie) Freeman of Shillington PA; brother, Perry (Ada) Courtright of Horseheads, NY; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank L. Freeman, in 1971. A memorial service was held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on January 15 with the Rev. Ivan Matthewson, pastor of the Roseville Independent Baptist Church, officiating.
CRAWFORD - Rose G. Pipher
April 1, 2002
Rose G. Pipher, age 81, of Talmadge Hill Road, Waverly, NY, died on Monday, April 1, 2002 at the Bradford County Manor. Rose was born on May 26, 1920 in Waverly, the daughter of the late Arthur Mandeville and Lillian and Roger Crawford. For many years, Rose and her husband, Harry owned and operated the family farm on Talmadge Hill Road. Rose enjoyed spending time on the farm and had a great love and passion for raising horses. She also enjoyed spending time in her garden, reading and being surrounded by her family. Her family especially treasured her beautiful gift for horse paintings and drawings. Rose is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Ellen and Edward Gublo, Millport, NY, Linda and Roger Vaughn, who were her caregivers prior to her brief stay at Bradford County Manor; Donna Walker, Nancy and Timothy Mullen, all of Waverly; her sons and daughters-in-law, Lee and Joyce Pipher, Glenn Pipher, all of Waverly, Calvin and Sharon Pipher of Athens; a brother, Ross "Rusty" Mandeville, Waverly; 25 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 58 years, Harry Pipher on April 5, 1999; a daughter, Ann Pipher on Dec. 9, 1947 and brothers, Walter, Donald and Joseph Mandeville. Funeral services and a celebration of Rose’s life will be held on Thursday, April 4 at 11 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, NY, with Pastor Bruce J. Vanderpool. Interment will follow in the family plot in the Chemung Cemetery. A period of visitation and sharing memories was held on Wednesday from 7 to 9 at the funeral home and will be held on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to their local chapter of the American Cancer Society in loving memory of Rose G. Pipher.
CLARENCE R. CULVER, 49, of the Town of Chemung, Sunday, Apr. 8, 1945. Survived by wife, Mrs. Edna Culver; brothers, Thomas, Howard and Glenn of Chemung. Body at Page Funeral home, Wellsburg, where funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. James Gordon, East Canton, Pa. and Rev. Charles Townsend, Chemung. Chemung Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/9/1945
DECKER Sarah J. (Decker) Randall
age 88 of Waverly, N.Y. died Thursday, February 09, 2012 at Elderwood Health Care facility surrounded by her loving family. Survived by children, Sylvia (Albert) Fuller, Waverly, Lillian (Gary) Vought, Waverly, Grace (Tracy) Van Dyke, Milan, Pa., Robert (Sally Forbes) Randall, Athens, Pa., Barbara (Warren) Tharrett, Bradford, N.Y., Ruth (Mike) Frisbie, Waverly, Bonnie (John Tracy) Randall, Athens, PA; 13 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren;10 great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Pre-deceased by her husband Lewis Randall on October 4, 1999; sister, Harriett Barber; brothers, Larue & Charles Decker; parents, Cora & Charles Decker; mother and father in-law, Raymond & Ella Wasser. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home 705 E. Church St. Elmira on Monday February 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, followed immediately by her Funeral Service at noon, Rev. Bruce Vanderpool, officiating. Burial to follow in Chemung Cemetery. Sayre Morning Times – February 13, 2012
Kenneth L. DEHAAS, 66, of Wellsburg, NY died April 17, 1998 at Bath, VA Hospital in Bath, NY. Kenneth retired from Collins and Walton with 30 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion, Clarence Oliver Post #154, Elmira Heights, NY. He is survived by his wife, Helen; mother, Frances (Gene) McKibbin of Owego, NY; sons, Kenny (Sharon) DeHaas of Elmira, NY, Bruce (Geri) DeHaas of Elmira, Mark (Eunice) DeHaas of Elmira; daughter, Brenda Stickler of Elmiara; a brother and a sister; several grandchildren; mother-in-law, Dorotha (Kenneth) Mattison of troy, Pa and brother-in-law, Harold (Bonnie) Heeman of Dundee, NY. Funeral services were held at the Olthof funeral Home in Elmira on April 19 with the Rev. Robert Searles officiating and interment to be in the Chemung Cemetery, Chemung, NY. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, April 23, 1998
Eleanor J. Cortright An Angel Gone Home Age 79, on Tuesday, June 20, 2000 in Spring Hill, FL. Friends may call at The Holly-Keck & Baker, Inc. Funeral Home, 640 W. Gray St., Elmira, on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, June 24, at 10:00 a.m. Father Leon Love officiating. Interment will follow in Chemung Cemetery, Chemung, NY. Flowers are welcome, those wishing may make memorials to the American Cancer Society, 627 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14905 or Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 380 Penna. Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. Eleanor is survived by her loving family, husband, R. Arden DeVore; son, Mark N. DeVore; daughter and son-in-law, Gwendalyn J. and Thomas E. Mahon all of Spring Hill FL; two grandchildren, Kimberly Olhauser and Beth Groesch; two great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Eleanor was born in Elmira, NY on January 26, 1921. She was a retired office manager from the former Hygeia Refrigeration Plant of Elmira, and was predeceased by her parents, Racy Harrison Cortright and Lena May Killey Cortright.
DEWEY - POST
Jeanne C. Age 78, of Waverly, NY, died Friday morning at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. She was born in Ithaca, NY on November 9, 1926, the daughter of the late Charles and Grace (Sager) Dewey. She was married to Robert Post, who preceded her in death. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chemung. She was also a member of the Waverly Senior Citizens. Jeanne enjoyed making quilts for the homeless. She also loved the time she spent with her family. She is survived by three sons, Robert (Dusty) Post and Charles (Vicki) Post, both of Chariton, Iowa, Dennis (Angela) Post, Addison, NY; four daughters, Lissa (Doug) Depew, Chemung, NY, Jacquelyn (John) Satterly, Dutton, VA, Patti (David) Cooke, Chemung, NY, and Penny (Joseph) Satterly, Waverly, NY; a brother, Harlan Glen Dewey, Georgetown, DE; two sisters, Joyce Feathers, Chemung, NY, and Jackie Guiles, Lowman, NY; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill Tharp and Tim Dewey. Services will be held Monday at noon at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg. The Rev. James Mott will officiate. Family and friends may call at the funeral home Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 11 until time of service. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Chemung Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church of Chemung.
DIMMICH Charles T. - Charles T. "Ted" Dimmick, 87, of Chemung , N.Y. , went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 14 th, 2010 at Elderwood Health Care at Tioga. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jane, daughter Judy (Kenneth) Fells of Schaller, Iowa., son Dave (Karen) Dimmick of North Chemung, NY, brothers William (Marilyn) Dimmick of Waverly, NY, and Gene (Shirley) Dimmick of Sayre, Pa., and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mr. Dimmick was a WWII veteran and served with the Army’s 42nd Rainbow Division. He was very proud of his service to his country. Mr. Dimmick was self employed at William F. Dimmick & Son in Waverly, NY, selling and repairing Harley-Davidson motorcycles and bicycles. After a short retirement he began his second career, delivering the Elmira Star Gazette by motor route until his illness prevented him from continuing. Family & friends are invited to attend a graveside service, officiated by the Rev. Kenneth Fells, at the Chemung Cemetery in Chemung, NY on Monday, June 21, 2010 at 10:00 am. Those wishing to make memorials may do so by directing them to the North Chemung Food Pantry, 677 Breesport-North Cmemung Road, Lowman, NY 14861. – Sayre Morning Times, June 16, 2010
DIX Gerald H.
Age 83, of Owego, NY, passed through the gates of Heaven on Sunday, July 20, 2008, after a brief illness. He was born in Horseheads, NY, the son of the late Charles J. and Dora (Vickery) Dix on June 29, 1925. Mr. Dix was a man of many trades. He was best known as an operating engineer and worked on many construction sites in the area. He was a man with a great smile and sense of humor. He was a friend to many, and his conversations of life experiences will be missed by all. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Union and a life member of the National Rifle Association. He was an avid sportsman who loved to fish and hunt. Besides his parents; he is predeceased by his sisters, Eleanore Dix, Julia Dix Grover and Alda Dix Gee; his brothers, Charles T. Dix and Earl Dix; and a niece, Beverly Gee Keater. His life companion, Bernice Marsh, also preceded him in death. He is survived by his nieces, Margaret Carriagan of Elmira, NY, Diane Belknap of Elmira Heights, NY, Carol (Robert) Hawley of Arizona, Phyllis (Jim) Robbins of Pine Valley, NY, Joanne (Ed) Fish of Alpine, NY, and Amanda Bolt of Millerton, PA; his nephews, William (Jo Ann) Grover, Jr. of Painted Post, NY, Charles (Debi) Grover of Sayre, PA, and Jonathan (Sharon) Grover of Corning, NY; many great-nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. Family and friends are welcome to call from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2008, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. The funeral service will immediately follow with Rev. Elwin and Rev. Marion Brown officiating. Burial will be in Chemung Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Flowers will be provided by the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Gerald's name to Lourdes Hospice, 596 5th Ave., Owego, NY 13827. Praise The Lord, Hallelujah, Amen Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/22/2008
DOANE William A. “Bill” Doane
92, of Drybook Road, Waverly, NY, died on Friday, May 13, 2011, at his home. William was born on September 2, 1918 the son of the late John and Myrtie (Guild) Doane. Bill is survived by his wife of 68 years, Irene (Grace) Doane; daughter Vicki (James) Kier of Waverly; grandchildren, Carrie (John) Barth of Fort Drum, N.Y.; Chris Velardo of Boulder, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Cassie and Logan Barth of Fort Drum, N.Y.; sisters Pauline Casey of Washington, Ill. and Virginia (Robert) Walker of Liverpool, N.Y. A private burial will take place in the Chemung Cemetery, at the convenience of the family. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810. Sayre Morning Times – May 18, 2011
ENNIS Ivan E.
Wellsburg: Ivan E. Ennis, 78, of Elmira, NY, died on Friday, March 9, 2012, at his home. The graveside committal service to honor Ivan's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Chemung Cemetery on Church Street in Chemung, NY with Rev. James Carr officiating. The Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY has been entrusted with the arrangements. Star Gazette – April 26, 2012
FOOTE Reba A. Foote Presher
90, of Waverly, went to be with her Lord on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. She was born on Aug. 16, 1923, the daughter of Chester A. and Jean Caldwell Foote. Reba grew up on a farm near Waverly. After her father’s death, her mother married Jonathan Ritchie. Reba graduated from Waverly High School in 1939. Reba married Gordon Presher in 1941 in Waverly. They were married for 55 years until Gordon’s death in early 1997. Reba was a member of Home Demonstration and an assistant 4-H leader of the Waverly Jr. Miss 4-H club for many years. She enjoyed knitting and crossword puzzles. Both Reba and Gordon were active in the Christian Missionary Alliance Church of Waverly and the North Waverly Chapel. After Gordon’s death, Reba attended Athens Presbyterian Church. During World War II she worked at Ingersoll-Rand in Athens and later at Eclipse in Elmira. She worked part-time for the Western Auto Associate Store in Waverly for many years. After her children graduated from high school, she went back to work at Ingersoll-Rand in Athens, until she retired in 1990. Reba was preceded in death by her father, Chester Foote; mother, Jean Caldwell Foote Ritchie; stepfather, Jonathan Ritchie; brother, Chester Foote; husband, Gordon Presher, Sr; sister, Mary Ritchie Rose; brother, Frederick Foote; and brother, Donald Foote. Reba is survived by her sister, Alice Foote Shelford of Dundee, N.Y.; her daughter, Jeanne Presher Davies of Round Rock, Texas; son, Gordon Presher, Jr. and wife Patricia of Fairport, N.Y.; daughter, Cheryl E. Cook and husband Ronald J. Cook of Horseheads, N.Y.; son, Allen Presher and wife Dorothy of Fairport, N.Y.; her grandchildren, Joy Bonspille-Bushey, Chaz D’Acquisto, Kirsten Presher Sollom, Carol Bash Frederick, Matthew Presher, Jennifer Bash, Katharine Presher Carlson, Brian Presher; her great-grandchildren, C.J. D’Acquisto, Joshua D’Acquisto, Matthew D’Acquisto, Marco Presher, Isaac Presher, Kaelyn Sollom, and Hunter Sollom; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. She is also survived by two lifelong friends, Mary Kishbaugh Cole of Athens and Ross Mandeville of Waverly. A funeral service will be held on 11 a.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond Street, Sayre, on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, with Pastor William Wells officiating. Interment will be in the Chemung Cemetery, Chemung, following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Valley Chorus, P.O. Box 145 Athens, PA 18810, or a charity of one’s choice, in memory of Reba A. Foote Presher. Sayre Morning Times – September 25, 2013
ARTHUR FOULKE, 67, of Chemung RD 2, formerly of 825 W. Gray St. Thursday, Nov. 7, 1946. Survived by wife, Mrs. Florence Chapman Foulke; brother, Howard of Hornell. Funeral at Kolb Funeral Home, Waverly Saturday 2:30 p.m. Masonic service at Chemung Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/8/1946
FREAS FREEMAN - In loving memory of Freas Freeman, born on Feb. 5, 1941 to March 18, 2015.
Freas has moved on to join his father, Wilford S. Freeman, and his mother, Alice Kocher Freeman. Also awaiting his arrival are his sister, Joan Hunsinger, and his brothers, Ernest, Wilford, Jerry and Thomas Freeman. Many other friends and family will be there to welcome him as well. Freas attended Northeast Bradford High School in LeRaysville, Pa., and then worked as a farmer for a few years. He worked for the Bradford County Highway Department for a time, then as a janitor in the Owego IBM. He had his first opportunity in the food industry working for Dolly Madison in Sayre, Pa, as a dock worker under the Teamsters union. He then had the same position at Dairylea Ice Cream and Milk Products, H. P. Hood and Upstate Milk Co., where he continued to be a member of the Teamsters; from which he retired. Afterwards, he worked part time as a janitor for M&T Bank. His work ethic was unparalleled, he would always complete one job and immediately start another. He was well respected, and felt fortunate to have worked with such good co-workers. He was a hardworking man who loved nature. He took great joy working with his John Deere tractor, and many types of equipment. On Sunday afternoons, we could find him watching NASCAR. But, more often than not, he would be out working in his garage or around the house. He enjoyed his garden, and chopping and storing wood for the winter. He loved to hunt and enjoyed walking through the woods. He knew every branch and stone of his land. Freas was 74 when he went on ahead to prepare a new home for his wife of 50 years, Bernice Kunzman Freeman. His son, Jerry Freeman, and his daughters Brenda Bidwell, and Bonnie Apgar, the wife of Franklin Apgar, will carry on while his love continues to be with them. His wisdom will be missed by his grandsons, Mikel Apgar, and Seth and Skyler Bidwell. His laughter will not soon be forgotten by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and very special nieces and nephews and friends. His sister-in-law, Mrs. Arlene Freeman, the wife of Jerry Freeman, resides in Towanda, Pa. Freas was the family historian. He loved to share stories, pictures, and memories of growing up on the farm with his family. He will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing this man from Pennsylvania. The family wishes to thank the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. of Athens, Pa., for all of their care and assistance. A private graveside ceremony at the Chemung, N.Y., Cemetery will be announced in the near future. –Sayre Morning Times 3/26/2015
FRISBIE Eleanor Hoskins Kennedy
Age 81, Devoted wife, mother & grandmother of Carriage Estates, Lot 71, Formerly of Sagetown Rd. Pine City, Elmira, died peacefully at 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2002 and went to be with her predeceased family after suffering with Alzheimer’s. Survived by Children; Joyce Richardson, FL; Harry (Marie) Hoskins, Sayre; David Hoskins, Corning; Arvilla (Jim) Scrip, NC; Mary (Jim) Butts, Dundee; Guy (LaVanna) Hoskins, W-VA; Kenneth (Tina) Kennedy, Pine City; Geraldine (Rick) Pipe, NC; Irene (Marc) Williams, Elmira; 44 Grandchildren; 57 Great-grandchildren; 4 Step-children: Arlene Soules, Red Creek, NY; Laura (Dick) Giles, Mansfield,PA; Linda (Dick) Brace, Mansfield, PA; James Kennedy, Sayre; Several nieces, nephews, cousins, and her faithful dog “Baby.” Eleanor was predeceased by her parents: Charles and Mary Frisbie; 9 brothers and sisters; husbands: David Hoskins & Gerald Kennedy and a granddaughter, Linda Hoskins. Eleanor was a lifelong member of the Women of the Moose, Elmira, and a social member of the Sayre VFW. Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Monday 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral Service there Tuesday at 1 pm, Rev. David Hall of the Maple Avenue Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Chemung Cemetery. The family wishes to give special thanks to the Lydon Personal Care Home in Gillett & the Nurses and staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital 3rd floor wing for their wonderful care, attention and kindness.
FRISBIE Eleanor L. AYERS
Age 70 of Chemung, NY. She was born January 2, 1942 in Elmira, daughter of the late William and Ida (Bennett) Frisbie and died Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at home. She was predeceased by her sister Lillian Stark and brothers William and Walter Frisbie. Eleanor is survived by her children Vida Finch, Tina Dyess, Wanda Lane, Alvin Ayers, Ivan Ayers, Clinton Ayers and Dawn Hoffman; 27 grandchildren; several great grandchildren, great, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, October 8th from 12 to 1 pm. Her funeral service will be held at 1 pm. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Chemung Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donation to help pay her final expenses. Star Gazette – October 7, 2012
FRISBIE Lillian A. Stark
Age 68, of Waverly, N.Y. She was born July 24, 1943 in Elmira, daughter of the late William and Ida (Bennett) Frisbie and died Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph in 1997 and is survived by her children Ike Stark of Elmira, Mark (Michele) Stark of Lowman, Patty Stark of Elmira, Martha Stark (Frank) of Lowman, Tim (Shawn) Stark of Chemung, Todd Stark (Stuart) of FL, Bill (Michele) Stark of Sayre and Walter (Tammy) Stark of Chemung; 26 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; sister Eleanor Ayers of VA. Lillian. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, May 1st from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, May 2nd from 10 a.m. to noon. Her funeral service will be held at noon. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Chemung Cemetery. Sayre Morning Times – April 30, 2012
GARDNER - REEDY, Gertrude M.
Age 88, formerly of James St., Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, May 29, 2008, at Elderwood Nursing Facility in Waverly, NY. There will be no calling hours. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Peter and Paul Church, Elmira, on Tuesday, June 3 at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Walter Wainwright Celebrant. Interment will follow in Chemung Cemetery, Chemung, NY. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to St. Peter and Paul Church, 161 High St., Elmira, 14901. Gertrude is survived by a nephew, John (Linda) Freeman of Chemung; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joan and Joseph Genouse of Horseheads, NY; sister-in-law, Marion Gardner of Chemung; and many great-nieces and nephews. Close friends, Connie and Mike Skordynski, Bob and Doris Personius, all of Elmira. Gertrude was predeceased by her loving husband, Charles A. Reedy; parents, John and Rose Gardner; sister and brother-in-law, Elnora and Claude Freeman; brother, Armein Gardner. Gertrude was a retired book keeper from the former Jerome's Clothing Store of Elmira. She was a great story teller bringing joy to all who knew her. Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/31/2008 - 6/1/2008.
GRACE Charles William "Bill"
Longtime Chemung resident died at the Ira Davenport Hospital in Bath, NY, on November 19, 2007. He was born on January 11, 1915. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Ward and Mabel Grace; wife, Kathryn (Parks) Grace; and brothers-in-law, Don and Ivan Parks. He was especially proud of his 40 years of service to the town of Chemung in the roles that included: Assessor, Highway Superintendent, Councilman and Supervisor. Bill also operated a dairy farm and was a long-term member of the Chemung Methodist Church, Grange, Masons, and Farm Bureau. He currently is a member of the Buena Vista Wesleyan Church. Bill is survived by sons, James (Vicki) Grace of Bath and Thomas (Paulette) Grace of Livingston, NJ; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Jeff) Grossman of New City, NY, Susan (Eric) Larson of Waverly, NY, and Jeffrey Grace of Livingston, NJ; great-grandsons, Jacob Grossman and Hayden Larson; sister-in-law, Shirley Parks; and a niece and nephews and their families. Family and friends are welcome to call from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2007, and again from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 23, 2007, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. The funeral service to honor Bill's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday with his Pastor, Rev. Daniel Pickering and Rev. James Carr officiating. Burial will follow the funeral in Chemung Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bill's name to the Fred & Harriett Taylor Health Center's Activity Department, 5451 Rt. 54, Bath, NY 14810; or to the Chemung Methodist Church, 5369 Main St., Chemung, NY 14825. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/20/2007.
GRACE Gary L.
Age 54, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Gary was born on April 30, 1955 in Elmira, son of Louis and Marilyn (Canis) Grace. Gary was a Correctional Officer for Groveland Correction Facility in Mt. Morris, NY for many years. He was an avid outdoors man. Survivors include his daughter, Sara (Christopher Muehl) Grace of Horseheads, NY; son, John Grace of Elmira; father, Louis of Romulus, NY; sister, Linda (Brian) Rutledge Grace of Eldersburg, MD; nieces, Elizabeth Grace-Rutledge and Heather Grace-Rutledge; special companion and her daughter, Denise and Tabitha Bennett. Gary was predeceased by his mother, Marilyn, in 1999. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service in Chemung Cemetery on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at 12 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Gary can be made to The American Cancer Society. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/14/2009
WILLIS E. GRACE of 515 ½ Linden Place, Tuesday, June 19, 1962. He was a retired employee of Remington Rand, a member of the First Methodist Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Eloise D. Grace; sister, Mrs. Maude Green of Elmira; brothers, Loren of Lodi, Earl B. of Elmira. Body at Barrett Funeral home. Calling hours today 7 to9 p.m., Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Private funeral there Friday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Lullus D. Bell. Chemung Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/20/1962
GRESSEL - Albert M. Gressel, 86, of Waverly, N.Y., left this world to join his loving wife of over 60 years, Dorris, Friday night, May 15, 2009, from Elderwood. Al was born in Elmira, N.Y., on May 30, 1922, the son of the late Otto M. and Anna Gressel. He was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army in a tank battalion while stationed in France and Germany. Upon completion of his military service he returned home to marry the love of his life, the former Dorris A. RANDALL of Waverly, N.Y. He retired from Ingersoll Rand in Athens, Pa., after 38 years of service in the engineering department. In his spare time he hand-lettered local fire trucks with gold leaf lettering. He was a proud donor of 15 gallons of blood to the American Red Cross. He was a lifetime member and former treasurer of the Waverly VFW Post 8104. He was also a member of the Grace Episcopal Church in Waverly, where he served on the vestry and as senior warden. His hobbies were golfing at local golf courses and working in his yard. Al is survived by his daughters, Ardyth Gressel (John Enlow) of Sayre, Pa., and Janet Gressel of Bath, N.Y.; granddaughters, Christina Stires (Mark Ferguson) of Athens and Jacqueline Stires (Matthew Schapp) of Jacobus, Pa.; a great-granddaughter, Mackenzy Ferguson of Athens; as well as numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Dorris, on March 7, 2007, as well as his two sons, Christopher Robin and Eric Stephen Gressel; sisters, Evelyn Ward of Van Nuys, Calif., and Mary Lou Philbin of Elmira, N.Y.; a brother, Otto M. Gressel Jr. of Bath, N.Y.; and his faithful companions Max, Mitzi and Mikey. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Waverly VFW, Post 8104, 206 Broad St., Waverly, NY; American Red Cross, 139 Broad St. Waverly, NY; or the Bradford County Humane Shelter in Ulster, Pa. A time for gathering with family and friends will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly. The celebration of Al's life will follow the visitation with the Rev. Benjamin Lee Lentz honoring his memory at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Chemung Cemetery, Chemung, N.Y. 17 May 2009, Daily Review.
GUILES - BARR, Jeane L. (Guiles)
Age 85, of Chemung, NY, died on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of the late Grover B. Barr, who died on April 7, 1999. The couple had 57 happy years together. The memorial service to honor Jeane's life will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, September 13, 2009 at the Chemung United Methodist Church, 5369 Main St Chemung, NY with her pastor, Rev. Dan Burgess, officiating. Burial will be in Chemung Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street Wellsburg, NY, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Jeane was born on March 7, 1924 in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late Lee and Violet (Cuer) Guiles. She was the supervisor of the bus garage for the Waverly School District. She was a member of the Chemung United Methodist Church and the Home Bureau. The love of Jeane's life was her husband, family and friends. Jeane is survived by her son Brian K. (Felicia) Barr of Elmira, her daughters: Carol (Frank) Webster of Spring Hope, NC, Debbie (Chris) Gallagher of Waverly, NY, and Linda (Robert) Wilson of Danby, NY, eleven grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. Jeane was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Grover, and her sisters: Evelyn Cook, Bernice Tuttle, and Gladys LaVelle-Gannon. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Jeane's memory to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Church Street Station P.O. Box 780 New York, NY 10008-0780. Published in Star-Gazette on September 12, 2009
HAKES – William R. Hakes, (age 90), of 7 Charles St., Waverly, died Tuesday, June 27,1995 at his home, following an extended illness. Mr. Hakes had worked at Tioga Mills for many years until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Mary, at home; his children; his grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Allgeier & Blauvelt Funeral Home, Waverly. Burial will be in Chemung Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Tioga County Unit, 23 Lake St., Owego, N.Y. Sayre Evening Times. (William was the son of Thomas & Mertie [Wayman] Hakes of New Albany & Towanda.)
HILLIKER Amos M.
Age 83, of 233 Hilliker Road, Chemung, NY, died Friday, October 23, 2009. Born April 21, 1926 in Ashland, NY, the son of the late Arthur and Martha Peppard Hilliker. Amos was a lifetime farmer in Chemung, NY. He was a devoted husband and father. He was a member of the Chemung United Methodist Church, Farm Bureau, Chemung Fire Dept., FSA, DFA, and sold DeKalb Corn for many years. He also called Square Dancing for many years. Amos is survived by his wife, Pauline and family. A time for gathering with family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday, October 26, 2009, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. The celebration of Amos's life will follow the visitation with Rev. Dan Burgess honoring his memory at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Chemung United Methodist Church, 5369 Main Street, Chemung, NY 14825. Burial Chemung Cemetery in Chemung, NY. Published in Star-Gazette on October 24, 2009
HORTON James S. Horton
66, of Waverly, died Monday February 6, 2012 at his home. Born November 18, 1945, in Sayre, Pa., he was predeceased by his parents, a brother, a sister, and a nephew. James was a life resident of the Valley. He retired from the Toshiba Company in Horseheads, N.Y. He enjoyed fishing, painting, woodworking, playing cards, boating, camping, NASCAR, and most of all spending time with his family and friends. Surviving James are his loving wife of forty years Connie Horton, at home; his children, James Horton Jr. of Waverly and Roxanne (Vern) LaFritz of Chemung, N.Y.; several grand and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is also survived by his special sister, Pat Schuyler, special brother in law, Dennis Dawson, brother, sisters and special friends Doris Yuhasz, Doris Bostwick and Audrey LaFritz, as well as many more special friends. A graveside service at Chemung Cemetery will be held Saturday February 18, at noon. Arrangements are with the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, N.Y. Sayre Morning Times – February 16, 2012
HUBBARD - GRACE
Clara Belle Age 95, of Elmira, New York, died on Sunday, January 8, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born on July 16, 1910 in Chemung, NY to the late Clarence and Cora (McNeil) Hubbard. Clara was predeceased by her husband, Elwood Grace; sisters, Emma Mae Blauvelt, Floy Gunderman and Edna Richards; daughters-in-law, Marilyn Grace and Doris Grace; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert and Helen Grace and Ambrose and Lorena Grace; sister-in-law, Barbara Grace. She is survived by her sons, Louis Grace of Romulus, NY, and Richard Grace of Chemung, NY; grandchildren, Gary Grace of Elmira, Linda Grace of Eldersburg, MD and Douglas Grace of Chemung, NY; eight great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Frank Grace of Mason, MI; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Arthur and Madge Grace of Chemung, NY; sister-in-law, Irene Doane of Waverly, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Clara on Saturday, January 14th, at 11 a.m. at the Chemung United Methodist Church, Main Street, Chemung, NY, with Reverend William MacFarland officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Chemung Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Clara's name can be made to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Floor 4D, Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905, or to the Chemung United Methodist Church, Main St., Chemung, NY 14825.
HUCKLE Gene M. Huckle
85, of Waverly, N.Y,. died Monday, August 15, 2011 at home. Born January 30, 1926, he was the son of the late Eldred M. and Eleanora Passage Huckle. A lifelong Waverly resident, he was a graduate of Waverly High School, class of '43. After high school he was employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944. A veteran of World War II, he served aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Ticonderoga. He retired from IBM Owego after 32 years of service. Gene was involved in a variety of church, veterans and fraternal organizations. He was a very active member of the Waverly United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Waverly American Legion, Waverly VFW, and the Masonic War Veterans. His fraternal memberships included extensive involvement in Masonic organizations. These included Chemung Valley-Waverly Lodge 350, Royal Arch Masons, Kalurah Shrine, and Scottish Rite Consistory. He was awarded the honorary 33rd degree in Scottish Rite. He will be remembered for his love for the outdoors. In earlier years he was a scoutmaster and he was a lifelong hunter in New York and Pennsylvania. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Courtney Huckle Parks, his daughter-in-law, Deborah Huckle, and grandson, Andrew Huckle. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy Everett Huckle, sons Robert and William (Darlene), daughters Sharon (Ken) Worden and Sandra (Samuel) Patane, brother-in-law Robert (Joan) Everett, eleven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 1-2 P.M., Friday, August 19th, 2011, at Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung St, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Gene’s life will follow the visitation with the Rev. Ann Bey Canfield honoring Gene’s memory at 2:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Waverly United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 158 Chemung St, Waverly, New York 14892. Burial will be in Chemung Cemetery, Chemung, New York. Sayre Mornig Times – August 19, 2011
HUNTER –PATRICIA A. DICKINSON, 80, of Chemung passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her parents, James and Mildred Hunter; son, Robert Houser; sister, Connie Bennett; and nephew, Jerry Bennett. Pat is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Frederick Dickinson; children, Robin Johnson and David Houser, both of Chemung; step-children, Karen Mclean of Allentown, PA and Edwin (Beverly) Dickinson of Winston-Salem, NC; sister, Sandy (Archie) Price of Big Flats; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 11 step great grandchildren; and three nieces. Pat was a member of the Chemung United Methodist Church who enjoyed quilting, sewing and traveling. She enjoyed collecting Precious Moments figurines. She worked at the US Post Office for over 18 years. A time of calling will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 from 10 to 12 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. A memorial service to honor and remember Pat's life will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 12 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY with Chuck Carver officiating. Burial will follow in Chemung Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Pat's name to Chemung United Methodist Church, 702 Main Street, Chemung, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/13/2018
INMAN Robert E.
Of Elmira, NY Age 75, went home to be with his Lord, December 19, 2001 peacefully at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. He was the son of the late Jon D. and Ileta (Tichenor) Inman Cronkwrite. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Margaret Birney Inman; son, Kenneth Inman of San Antonio, TX; daughter, Kathleen Inman of Elmira, NY; grandson, Eric (Jennifer) Inman of San Antonio, TX; great granddaughter, Jillian Inman also of San Antonio, TX; brother, James (Carolyn) Inman of Madison Heights, VA; sisters, Kay (Irwin) McElwee of Kissimee, FL; Toni (Jack) Jones of Land O'Lakes, FL; aunt Gladys Richards of Waverly, NY; uncle Herm (Rachel) Theetge of Sebring, FL; along with several nieces and nephews. His son, Thomas Inman, brother, Ernest Inman and sister, Glenda Inman, predeceased him. Bob, as he was affectionately known, was self-employed as a home improvement contractor for over 40 years. His hobbies were genealogy research, history and model railroads. He was a member of the Southside Baptist Church where he was active as a Sunday school teacher, youth worker, Deacon and Trustee. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Saturday, December 22, 2001 from 2 to 4 PM. Funeral Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours. (4 PM) The Reverend Donald Rockwell will officiate. Interment will take place in the Chemung Cemetery, Chemung, NY at the convenience of the family. Memorial Donations in the name of Robert E. Inman may be directed to the Memorial Fund at Southside Baptist Church 601 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY 14904 or to the Building Fund at the Christian Faith Fellowship Church P. O. Box # 4212 Elmira, NY 14904.
KABES Frank J. Kabes
WAVERLY | Frank J. Kabes, 93, formerly of Wilawana Road, Elmira, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002 at Tioga Nursing Facility. He had operated his own farm for several years before retiring. Survivors include his wife, Rose Yelick Kabes, of West Henrietta; three daughters, Jean Boyd of Burton, S.C., Carol Hopkins, of Port Richey, Fla., and Mary Anders, of West Henrietta; four sons, Robert Kabes, of Rochester, Tom Kabes, of Mt. Olive, N.C., Donald Kabes, of Rush and Fran Kabes, of Litchfield, Pa.; a brother, Ralph Kabes, of Elmira. There will be no calling hours. A gravesite service will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Chemung Cemetery. Arrangements are by Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home. Misc. Steuben County Obituaries
MILAND B. ‘BUD’ KELLEY, 68, Lowman, NY, died suddenly October 5, 1993, at his home. Mr. Kelley was born in East Canton. He recently retired from General Crushed Stone Co., Horseheads. He is survived by his wife Florence; daughters and sons-in-law Beverly and Tom Wilcox, Roseville; Diana and Carl Chapman, Seminole, FL; Katherine Dillon, Springfield, VA; Sue Ann and Ken Stanton, Corning, NY; sons and daughters-in-law, Milan B. Jr., and Bobbie Ann, Greensboro, NC; Gary and Norma, Fassett, PA, Pete Ruger, Aleda, TX; sisters, Jessie Bryington, Canton; Betty Austin, Fassett; brother Wayne V. Kelley, Elmira Heights, NY; 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Mr. Kelley was predeceased by her mother, Myrtie M. Kelley and two brothers Elmer T. Kelley and Gerald C. Kelley. Services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, NY, on October 8, 1993, with Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating. Interment was at Chemung Cemetery, Chemung, NY. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
KIESINGER -SANDRA R. KUNZMAN age 75, of Elmira, NY, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Sandra was born in Sayre, PA on March 5, 1945, daughter of the late Corey and Ruth (Smith) Kiesinger. Sandra was also predeceased by her sister, Evelyn Comstock. Sandra was a loving, caring, gracious, forgiving, generous person, who loved God and all his creations. Sandra loved camping and spending time with her family and friends. She will be missed dearly. Sandra is survived by her husband of 57 years, Harold; daughters, Christine (Randall) Dossey, Rebecca (Drew) Sietstra and Carrie (Raymond) Austin; sons, David (Heather Villarosa), Stanley (Tammy) and Jason (Melinda) Kunzman; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Lucille and Arlene; Family and friends are invited to attend social distancing calling hours on Monday, June 1st from 10 am to 1 pm at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Social distancing calling will allow only 7 guests in the funeral home at a given time. All guests must wear masks and keep a 6ft distance from other guests at all times. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. in Chemung Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Sandra can be made to an organization of one's choice. -Elmira Star-Gazette 5/29/2020
KIRK MABEL MILLER
Mabel Kirk 75, of Blackburn Hill, Waverly, died Monday, October 30th, 2006, at the Tioga Nursing Facility. Born November 17th, 1930 in Waverly, New York, the daughter of the late Elizabeth R. Liddy Kirk and Raymond L. Kirk. Her sister, Doris Kirk Wiggins, also predeceased her. Mabel was a lifelong resident of the valley, worked many years for Thatcher Glass and later owned and operated her catering business, Mabel's Catering. She was a member of the Halsey Valley United Methodist Church and was the secretary for the United Methodist Women in Chemung, and also the Chemung Grange for many years. She is survived by her loving husband, Robert J. Miller at home; her son, Ronald (Marylyn) Miller of Middleport, NY; her daughter, Susan Marie (Michael) Garwood of Matthews, NC; her sister, Ruth (Albert) Kirk Hollenbeck of North Spencer, NY; also her grandchildren, Colby, and Griffen Miller and Lauren, Julie, and Mason Garwood; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends are invited to call Wednesday, November 1st, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, November 2nd at 11:00 a.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home with Pastor Daniel Burgess officiating. Internment will follow at Chemung Cemetery. Those wishing may direct memorial donations in Mabel's name to the charity of their choice.
KOHLER Michael F. Kohler
age 63 of Waverly, N.Y., died peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family on Sunday, July 31, 2011. He was born on December 31, 1947 in Waverly, N.Y., the son of the late Betty and Gene Kohler. Michael is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 45 years, Mary Kohler, daughter Tammy and her husband Rick Farnham of Waverly, son, Michael Kohler of Waverly, grandchildren, Nicole and her husband, Jeremy Yeakel, Amanda Kohler and fiance, Sean McKee, Rebecca and her husband, Harold Corby, Dalton Kohler, Nathan Kohler of South Carolina and Brianna Kohler, great grandchildren, Madison Yeakel, Declan McKee, Rylan Yeakel, and soon to be baby, Harold Corby IV, brothers, James and his wife Lisa Kohler, Joseph Kohler all of Kingwood, TX, sister, Victoria and her husband Clarance Frisbie of North Carolina, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends. Besides his parents, Michael was predeceased by his infant daughter, Toni Jo Kohler and older brother, Charles Kohler, Sr. Known to most as “PaPa,” he enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching old western movies and spending time with his family, especially his “tweety.” Friends and family are invited to call at the McKee Memorial Chapel, 462 Fulton St., Waverly, on Wednesday evening 7 to 9 p.m., with funeral services there Thursday morning at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Chemung Cemetery, Chemung, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dialysis Unit at the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, Pa. "Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you there." - Helen Keller Sayre Morning Times - August 2, 2011
KUNZMAN –BERNICE LORAINE KUNZMAN FREEMAN, 73, joined her husband of 50 years Freas Freeman, her parents, and many family members and friends in heaven on Saturday, October 10, 2015. Bernice was born on October 10, 1942 to Mrs. Margret Ellen Way Kunzman and Mr. Harold J. Kunzman in the station hospital on US Army Camp Atterbury close to Columbus, Indiana. Since her father was a soldier, Bernice and her family moved around a lot. Fortunately, she was blessed with a very large supportive family on her Mother’s side. Bernice remembered very fondly the extended time spent with her aunts, uncles, and cousins; especially Uncle Jack and Aunt Lucretia Way. The greatest gifts Bernice’s family gave her was her Christian Values and her love for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Bernice is survived by her children Brenda Lee Bidwell, Bonnie Lee and her husband Frank Apgar, her son Jerry Freeman, and three grandsons Mikel Jacob Apgar, Seth Daniel Bidwell and Skyler Dane Bidwell. Bernice is also survived by her brother, Harold Kunzman and her sister in law Sandra Kisenger Kunzman as well as her sister Mary Young and several nieces, nephews and their families. Bernice graduated from Curwensville High School in 1960. Trained as a secretary she worked for a while in the Pentagon. Because she didn’t enjoy big city life, Bernice returned to the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania and worked as a waitress at the Tomahawk Restaurant on Route 17. She soon met the love of her life and married Freas Freeman on February 19, 1965. Twin daughters and a son completed her family by fall of 1967. Bernice always found a way through various secretarial, retail, or light manufacturing positions to help her family to live a comfortable life no matter what challenges life brought her way. Bernice loved baseball and never missed a World Series Triple Crown and the Breeder’s Cup races were her favorite sporting events as well. She love award winning movies and the best novels and literature too. While working in housekeeping at the Robert Packer Hospital Bernice took night classes in medical terminology. She developed a passion for research and avidly pursued knowledge on many medical topics; especially those affecting herself and her family. Bernice lived a long wonderful life filled with tragedies and triumphs and met everyday reflecting God’s Love and grace. We wish to thank the medical doctors and professionals who cared for her during the last few months of her terminal illness. We also wish to thank numerous family, friends and area churches for their visits, cards, and prayers. God Bless You All. Funeral Arrangements are in care of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremations Services, Inc., Athens, PA. A graveside service will be officiated by Past Mark Lemmon at the Chemung Cemetery, Chemung, NY on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 1pm. A light luncheon will be served at the Chemung Methodist Church afterward. –Sayre Morning Times 10/13/2015