CONTE June A. A longtime resident of Partridge St. Elmira, passed away Wednesday morning, February 1, 2006 at The Falls Home Assisted Living Center, Montour Falls following an illness at the age of 86. June was born in Ulysses, PA daughter of Theodore & Laura Rowley Williamson. She was employed for many years by Iszard's Department Store restaurant. In serving the Lord, June was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church. She enjoyed caring for her home and family who survive and cherish her memory. Daughters, Roselyn Klein, NJ; and Carolyn & Russ Barr, Spencer, NY; five grandchildren, David Barr, Tina Klein, Barney Barr, Theresa Williams and Andrew Barr; three great grandchildren, Christopher, Carri, Jared, Jada and Jordan; sisters-in-law, Betty Williamson and Kay Williamson; nieces, nephews and cherished friends, including her neighbors on Partridge St. who went out of their way to help care for her home. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Saturday, February 4, 2006 from 11 a.m. - 12 (noon). Funeral services will follow the visitation at 12 (noon) with the Reverend Donald Rockwell officiating. Graveside services will follow in the Mills Cemetery, Mills PA.
GRAVES Onalee A. Age 75 of 598 Latta Brook Road Horseheads, NY passed away on Tuesday January 31, 2006 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Mrs. Graves was born September 28, 1930 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Arthur and Dorothy Taylor Hartman. Onalee married her husband, Judson A. Graves, on February 25, 1950 and they would have celebrated their 56th Wedding Anniversary on February 25, 2006. She along with her husband Jud was a co-owner of Graves Press in Elmira Heights, NY. Onalee received her Degree from Elmira College and was a substitute teacher for The Elmira City School District. She was a former member of Order of Eastern Star, Horseheads Fire Dept. Auxiliary, The Home Bureau, a Den Mother, and Girl Scout Leader. Onalee loved crafts and especially Crocheting and Knitting as well as doing Crossword Puzzles. She loved her family and friends and cherished the time she spent with them. Onalee is survived by her loving and devoted husband Judson A. Graves; son: Darryl J. Graves of Elmira Heights, NY; daughters and son-in-law: Deirdra Ettenberger of Horseheads, NY and Melanie & John Rahr of Millport, NY; several grandchildren; sister: Betsy Owens of Tulsa, OK; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Leon & Marion Graves of Florida; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. It was Mrs. Graves' wish that there be no calling hours. Private Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Onalee by doing a kind deed or favor for someone and thinking of Onalee. The Family would like to thank Dr. William Muuse and the entire staff of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for the wonderful care they gave to Onalee. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.
HULTZMAN Alice Murphy 84 years, formerly of Corning, died Monday, January 30, 2006, at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, MA. Among survivors, her son, Thomas Hultzman of Worcester, MA; and sister, Marian Murphy Dailey of Horseheads, NY. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Friday, February 3, 2006, from 4-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial and Committal Prayers will at 9:30 a.m., St. Mary's Church, Corning, NY. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY.
KEMPF Olive S. Age 90 of 134 Monroe Drive Horseheads, NY passed away on Tuesday January 31, 2006 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday February 2, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday February 3, 2006 at 11 AM in St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cheektowaga, NY on Saturday February 4, 2006 at 11 AM. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Kempf through memorials to The Horseheads Free Library 405 South Main Street Horseheads, NY 14845.
KERR James Richard Avid Sportsman Born August 20, 1924 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Robert Victor and Mildred Mae (Black) Kerr, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 81. James was predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years, Jeanette (Seymour) Kerr on April 8, 2001. His son, James Arthur Kerr; brother, Arthur E. Kerr; and great grandson, Slade Brewer also preceded him in death. He is survived by his beloved children and their spouses, Kathleen and Vaughn Harkness of Columbia Crossroads, PA, Raymond and Cindy Kerr of Troy, PA, Mark and Bonnie Kerr of Gillett, PA, Joan and Daniel Andrews of Williamsburg, VA, Lisa and Greg Garwood of Dunedin, FL, David and Lisa Kerr of Gillett, PA; adored grandchildren, Shari (Mike) Weed, Scott Harkness, Sheila (Tom) Lechner, Travis (Rebia) Kerr, Nathan Kerr, Ryan Wright, Stephanie Wright, Janel (Jason) Gedney, Annie Brewer, Caylin Brewer, Lindsey Kerr, Kevin (Ashley) Kerr, and Heather Kerr; along with five much-loved great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Betty (Ken) Serfas of Tennessee and Mary (Drexel) Palmer of Florida; sister-in-law, Betty Kerr of Pine City, NY; along with many loving nieces and nephews and many friends. James was a veteran of the US Army, proudly serving his country during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He retired from the Bendix Corp. after several years of faithful service as an electrician. James was the past Deputy PA Game Commission Conservation Officer and was a member of the following: American Legion Theodore Roosevelt Post #167, the South Creek Rod and Gun Club, the Hillside Rod and Gun Club, and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Southport. James was noted most for his outstanding archery skills. He successfully medalled in all the competitions that he participated in, The National Senior Olympic Archer Champion, The World Archery Shoots and Competition, and the Keystone State Games Archery Competition. He enjoyed woodworking in his free time. Above all else, James will always be remembered for his love and dedication to his family. A gathering of family and friends will take place on Friday, February 3, 2006 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY. A Funeral Celebration honoring Mr. Kerr's life will follow there on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Chris Curry presiding. Interment will take place on Sunday, February 5th at 10 a.m. in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Maple Ave. at Cedar Street, Elmira, NY, where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Kerr full Military Honors. Memorial donations in the name of James R. Kerr may be directed to the WWII Veterans Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box #305, Calverton, NY 11933.
PARIS Eugene LaRue Age 63, died January 21, 2006 at Providence Alaska Medical Center. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, February 4, at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, Corning, NY. Friends and family are welcome.
COOPER Helyn Age 77, of Ithaca, and formerly of Watkins Glen, NY, died Saturday, January 28, 2006, due to complications following an auto accident. She was predeceased by parents, Raymond and Mary Gould Cooper; and brothers, Raymond, Gary Lee and Sam. Survived by sister, Shirley of Montour Falls; brother, Roland of Moravia, NY, and James of Ithaca; nephew, Douglas Cooper; niece, Carol Allen; three great-nephews, Kris and Jason Cooper and Garrett Allen; and several cousins. Helyn was a graduate of Cortland State Teachers College, and taught 27 years in Ithaca, Waverly, and Camp McCormick. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 11, at 2:00 p.m. at the Ithaca Community Recovery Center, 518 W. Seneca St., Ithaca, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Center in Helyn's name. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home.
ECKELBERGER Carl W. Age 78, of S. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY, passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2006, at his home. Carl is survived by his wife of 54 years, Louise Yost Eckelberger; children, Warren Eckelberger (Rae), Jody Griffith (Richard) and Susan West (Mathew); grandchildren: Teri (John) Parks, Amy McCullough, Warren Eckelberger, Philip Learned II, Carl Learned and Jason Ector; great-grandsons, Colin, Hayle, Madison and Warren; and sister, Marjorie Disibbio; along with several nieces and nephews. Carl served his country with the US Air Force in the Korean Conflict. He retired from General Electric in 1980 and from the Elmira Correctional Facility in 1990. Carl attended the Montour Falls United Methodist Church. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY, on Sunday, February 5, 2006, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and again from 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. His funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, February 6, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Montour Cemetery where the American Legion Post #646, Odessa, NY, will accord full Military Honors. Those wishing to remember Mr. Eckelberger may do so through memorials to the Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, or to the Montour United Methodist Church, 124 Owego Street, Montour Falls, NY 14965.
KEMPF Olive S. Age 90 of 134 Monroe Drive Horseheads, NY passed away on Tuesday January 31, 2006 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday February 3, 2006 at 11 AM in St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cheektowaga, NY on Saturday February 4, 2006 at 11 AM. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Kempf through memorials to The Horseheads Free Library 405 South Main Street Horseheads, NY 14845.
KERR James Richard Avid Sportsman Born August 20, 1924 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Robert Victor and Mildred Mae (Black) Kerr, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 81. A gathering of family and friends will take place on Friday, February 3, 2006 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY. A Funeral Celebration honoring Mr. Kerr's life will follow there on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Chris Curry presiding. Interment will take place on Sunday, February 5th at 10 a.m. in the Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Maple Ave. at Cedar Street, Elmira, NY, where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Kerr full Military Honors. Memorial donations in the name of James R. Kerr may be directed to the WWII Veterans Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box #305, Calverton, NY 11933.
PASS Helen E. Age 83, of Pine Valley, NY passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2006, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was born on September 23, 1922 in Elmira, NY to the late Rhene and Effie Mae (McCann) Nichols. Helen is survived by her children, David A. Pass of Elmira, Edward E. (Marcie) Pass of Elmira and Shirley J. Bateman of Elmira; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. It was Helen's wish that there be no services. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Maple Grove Cemetery in Candor, NY.
SMITH Frances Irene (Genung) Age 83, of Millerton, PA, died Thursday, February 2, 2006, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
SWEET Leonard E. Mr. Sweet, 78, of Charlotte, NC, died January 31, 2006 at Mercy Hospital from lung cancer. He was born February 1, 1927 in Elmira, NY, to the late Margaret and Robert W. Sweet. Mr. Sweet is preceded in death by his wife Nancy. Sweet was a graduate of Hornell High School class of 1944 and Hobart University class of 1950. He gratefully served his country in the US Navy from 1944-1946. During his long career he worked for TIBA in Alexandria Bay, NY, Frink's Snow Plow in Clayton, NY and Mechanical Development in Roanoke, VA. He retired in 1997 and moved to Charlotte to be closer to family. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday February 4, 2006, at Hickory Grove United Methodist Church in Charlotte, NC. He was most proud of his family and is survived by sons, Stephen and his wife, Janet of Charlotte, and Michael of Reno, Nevada; granddaughter, Taylor of Charlotte; his sister, Sally Erwin and her husband, Bill of Rochester, NY; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hickory Grove United Methodist Church (HGUMC), 6401 Hickory Grove Rd., Charlotte, NC 28215. Arrangements by Carolina Funeral and Cremation Center of Charlotte, NC.
WEBSTER Isaac R. "Ike" Sr. Age 86, of Royersford, PA, formerly of Roseville, PA, died Wednesday evening, February 1, 2006, in the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, Pottstown, PA. He was born in Coventryville, a son of the late Edgar Webster and Florence E. (Pennypacker) Webster. He was married to Harriette "Betty" (Wertz) Webster, who predeceased him. Mr. Webster attended school in South Coventry, and graduated from the Chestnut Grove Schoolhouse in Kimberton, PA. Mr. Webster worked for over 30 years as a crane operator for the Cann & Saul Steel Company in Royersford. He attended the Royersford Baptist Church. God saw the road was getting rough. The hills were hard to climb, He gently closed those loving eyes and whispered peace be thine. Mr. Webster is survived by his companion of 16 years, Florence F. "Flossie" Neiffer of Royersford; one daughter, Barbara J. Quay of Ephrata; one son, Isaac R. Webster, Jr. of Mansfield, PA; two sisters, Margaret H. Shick of Phoenixville, Betty J. Webster of Douglassville; one brother, James K. Webster of Elverson; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Webster was predeceased by one daughter, Kathleen Webster; one sister, Clara Elizabeth Webster; two brothers, John Howard Webster and Clarence Earl Webster. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service at the Cattermole-Klotzbach Funeral Home, 600 Washington Street, Royersford, PA, on Saturday afternoon, February 4, 2006, at 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Pughtown Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:30 to 12:30 Saturday afternoon at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the American Lung Association, 527 Plymouth Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.
WESTON Lloyd A., Sr. Age 71, of W. Franklin St., Horseheads, passed away at home after an extended illness on Mon. Jan 30, 2006. Family and friends are invited to call at the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, on Friday, Feb 3, 2006, from 12:30-2:00 p.m. where his service will follow at 2:00 with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. Those wishing may express their sympathy with memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830, or the First United Methodist Church Living Memorial Endowment Fund, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY 14845. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads.
YONTZ Harry D., Jr. Age 67, of Elmira formerly of Pine City died Tuesday, January 31, 2006, after a brief battle with cancer. Those wishing may make donations to the Building Fund at Sts. Peter & Paul Church or The Holy Family School System (envelopes available at the Funeral Home). Family and Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home, Thursday, February 2nd, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service there Friday, February 3rd, at 10 a.m. Burial following in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
BLACK Clarence E. "Blackie" Age 82 of Pine City, NY. He was born December 25, 1923 in Elmira, son of the late Clarence Sr. and Stella (Harris) Black and passed away Saturday, March 04, 2006 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. He was predeceased by his only sibling, Helen Short, and is survived by his loving children, Richard Rollins and Aletha Rollins, both of Elmira; daughter-in-law, Sandi Rollins of Endicott, NY; granddaughter, Larissa Singleton of Elmira; great-grandchildren, Shaquille and Savon Hinton and Justen Maxwell; dear friend, Mamie Carroll of Elmira; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Mr. Black retired from Kennedy Valve with over thirty-nine years of service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during WW2; was an avid tennis player, bowler, cyclist and woodworker. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, March 8th from 12 to 2 p.m. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Deacon Robert Stowell will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Clarence may be remembered through donations to the Greater Elmira Tennis Association, 88 Bennett Rd., Pine City, NY 14871.
CANFIELD Loren A. Jr. Age 81 of Elmira Heights, passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 3, 2006. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Monday, Mar. 6, 2006, from 1-3:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. and again on Tues. from 10-11:00 a.m. where his service will follow at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. David Ivy will officiate. Interment following in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira where Full Military Honors will be accorded.
CLEVELAND Mary Ann Age 63, 2780 Stony Fork Road, Wellsboro, PA, died March 3, 2006 at home with her family by her side. She was born January 8, 1943 in Blossburg, PA, the daughter of John W. and Anna Genieve Lamoski Canfield "Bushie." She was the wife of Kenneth C. Cleveland; they would have been married for 46 years. She was a homemaker and child caregiver. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, the Salvation Army, the Draper Baptist Church, and an AWANA Leader/Helper. She was also involved with Toys for Tots, the Lyons Club, and worked for the Gazette. She is survived by husband, Kenneth; son, Kenneth Charles (Bud) Cleveland of Arkansas; daughters, Beth Anne Cleveland Alexander of Morris, wife of Bernard J. Alexander, Annette M. Cleveland (Randy Cizek) of Covington, PA; granddaughter, Amber Rose Van Vliet of Pittsburgh, daughter of Deborah and Basil Van Vliet (David Roberts); grandsons, Adam Lee Cleveland and Terry Wayne Rowland; granddaughter, Megan Elizabeth Alexander; brothers, Joseph Canfield of Lyons, NY, and John Canfield of Elmira, NY; stepsister, Betty Canfield of Tarpenirg, Oklahoma; step granddaughter, Trisha Van Vliet; step great-grandchildren, Brook, Cole and Gage; several nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law. Friends are invited to Mary Ann's Life Celebration Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Women of the Moose will have a service at 8:00 p.m., at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home Ltd., 139 Main St. Funeral services will be held at the Draper Baptist Church, 22 Draper Rd., Wellsboro, PA, Rev. Craig Brandick, Pastor, Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. Burial in Tioga Co. Memorial Gardens.
HUBBELL Bill 73, of Morris, PA died Saturday, March 4, 2006 at the Manor Care in Williamsport, PA. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA has been entrusted with the arrangements.
KEYES Dorothy Kinsman Age 84, a native of Elmira, homemaker and avid gardener died February 21, 2006 after a brief illness. Born September 7, 1921 in Elmira, NY, Mrs. Keyes was the daughter of the late Richard E. and Helen M. Kinsman. She graduated from Elmira Free Academy, Elmira, NY and attended Hood College, Fredrick, MD. She married George T. Keyes, Jr., January 30, 1943 in Elmira. They moved to Old Greenwich, CT in 1950. She and her family enjoyed many summers on Keuka Lake, Penn Yan, NY. She moved to Edgehill Retirement Community in 2002. Mrs. Keyes was a member of the First Congregational Church of Greenwich, a past president of the Riverside Garden Club and a former member of Rocky Point Yacht Club in Old Greenwich. She was a girl scout leader, a boy scout leader, and president of the Riverside School PTA. She is survived by a brother, F. William Kinsman of Fairport, NY; and a sister, Mary K. Monroe of Elmira, NY; two children, Susan K. Lynch and Richard K. Keyes; and five grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, George, in 1993; and her sister, Katherine K. Scott. A memorial service celebrating her life is scheduled for Tuesday, March 21, 2006, at 2:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Greenwich. In lieu of flowers, please give your family a hug. Memorials may be made to the First Congregational Church of Greenwich, 108 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich, CT 06870, or to the Friends of Greenwich Point, PO Box 711, Old Greenwich, CT 06870.
KOZEY Clare Sullivan Nagle 87 years, formerly of Elmira Heights, NY, and Spencer Hill, Corning, NY, died Friday, March 2, 2006, at the Waters of Three Rivers. She was born March 28, 1919 in Corning, NY, the daughter of the late John Patrick and Edna Frances Hultzman Sullivan. A lifetime resident of the Corning/Elmira area and graduate of Corning Free Academy, Corning Community College and Elmira College. It was Clare's lifelong dream to receive a college education and she accomplished her goal with great pride. Her vast interest was in History and she pursued many graduate courses. Clare and Dr. Clyde L. Nagle were married. He predeceased her in October 1959. Her second marriage was to John Kozey, who predeceased her in 1998. She was a past school board member of Thomas A. Edison School (1960-1970). Her interests were in sports activities, stocks, finance and history education, and a lifelong interest in politics. Clare was a member of the Lamoka-Waneta Lake Association. Surviving her are son, Tom and Nancy Nagle of Horseheads, NY; daughters, Dana Kooch of Colorado Springs, CO, Christine N. (Gary Waters) Saia of Franklin, TN, and Cartha (Carl) Conklin of Waneta Lake, NY; grandchildren, Nathan Nage, Dr. Tina (Steve Ripley) Nagle, Nicole Nagle, Tyrone (Therese) Nagle, Michelle (Michael) Wheeler, James Kooch, Darcy (Jeremiah) Lighthouse; great-grandchildren, Tobiah Nagle, Thea Rose Nagle, Clyde J. Smith and Michael Wheeler, and Christopher William Lighthouse; brother-in-law, Willard Nagle; and sister-in-law, Janet Sullivan; nieces, Michelle Sullivan, Kim Quinn, Lisa Nagle; nephews, Steve Nagle, Matthew Nagle; also special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Allen. She was predeceased by brothers, Jack Sullivan and Richard Sullivan; and son-in-law, Michael Kooch. Family and friends are invited to call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Friday, March 10, 2006, from 4-7 p.m., with Funeral Service and Committal Service to follow at 7 p.m. Interment will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery.