BUNN Evelyn Lucille Age 79, of Suffolk, VA, passed away April 1, 2004. She was born July 22, 1924, the daughter of the late Bessie Mosher and Bruce Green in Elmira, NY. She was predeceased by both her husband, Raymond C. Bunn Sr. and her son, Raymond Bunn C. Jr. Her surviving family includes her daughter, Patricia Van Horn with husband David; Debra Pruyne with husband Jerome all of Suffolk VA; and Carolyn Watts with Husband George of Baltimore, MD; sons, Larry Bunn with wife, Shirley of Maspeth, NY, and William Bunn with his wife Linda of Rockingham, NC; sister, Pearl Paul of Elmira and brother Lawrence Green of Palmyra; 22 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 2 great great-grandchildren and daughter-in-law, Jennifer Bunn of Suffolk, VA. Mrs. Bunn was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Horseheads Moose and an avid bowler. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 So. Main St. Horseheads on Mon, April 5, 2004 from 6-8:00 p.m. with her service to take place there at the funeral home on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
COON Nellie S. Age 88, formerly of 115 Dewitt Ave., Elmira, NY passed away Friday, April 2, 2004 at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Nellie was born in Blossburg, PA, daughter of the late Peter and Agnes (Janowiak) Strong. Nellie retired from Moore Business Forms in Elmira after many years as a packer. Survivors include daughter, Theresa Carr of Elmira; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews along with her beloved friend, Mary Frinkel. Nellie was predeceased by her husband, Walter Coon in 1970. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, April 5, 2004 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Services will follow there at 4 p.m. Interment will take place in Union Cemetery in Hector, NY at the convenience of the family.
MUZZEY Dorothy L. "Aunt Dot" Age 90 of Cocoa, Florida and Horseheads, NY passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2004. Dorothy was born April 14, 1913 in New York City the daughter of the late Arthur Lee Page Hunt and Dora Lazarus Hunt. She married her husband, Robert Muzzey, who predeceased her in 1964. Dorothy was also predeceased by her parents and her brothers-in-law, Hugh Beavers and Gerald Mercier, as well as her nephew, Gerard Mercier. Aunt Dot was a retired secretary with Sun Oil Company in Hempstead, Long Island. She is survived by her sisters: Gloria Beavers of Horseheads, NY with whom she resided and Geraldine Mercier of Chambersburg, PA; her nieces and nephews and their families: Jane Mercier, Bruce & Carol Beavers, John & Angela Beavers, Tom & Barbara Mercier, Rick & Wendy Mercier, and Janet & Chris Rossbach and a host of caring friends. It was Aunt Dot's wish that there be no prior calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service Celebrating Aunt Dot's Life on Saturday April 10, 2004 at 10 AM at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Mill St. & Grand Central Ave. Horseheads, NY. The Rev. John Rafter will officiate. Interment in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery in Elmira, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Muzzey through memorial contributions for the enhanced quality of life of nursing home patients, c/o Bruce Beavers, 12 Seneca Drums, Himrod, NY 14842.
PHILLIPS Sylvia Dean Hunter Sylvia was born February 5, 1919 in New Milford, Pennsylvania, and died March 8, 2004 in her home in Medina Washington. Sylvia was raised in Owego, New York. Her mother, Nellie "Evans" Dean was a teacher and her father, Clifford P. Dean owned a feed mill. She was her high school salutatorian in 1935 and graduated with honors. She received two scholarships to attend Cornell University & graduated in 1939. She was a Cornell beauty queen "Petty Girl". After graduating she worked editing medical textbooks and as a bank auditor in Philadelphia. She married Robert Hunter M.D. in 1942. During WWII, she was a machine tool designer for IBM. After the war, she moved to Sedro Woolley, Washington with her husband. Sylvia served as the President of the local hospital guild and was active in P.E.O. [Philanthropic Educational Organization for Women]. She divorced in 1960 and moved to Seattle to rebuild her life. She lived at the Women's University Club and attended graduate courses at the University of Washington. She became a Speech Pathologist and worked for Bellevue schools until 1965 when she married Alton Phillips. They made their home in Medina, Washington. Alton was President of the Association of General Contractors and they enjoyed a life of extensive world traveling. She and Alton remained friends after their divorce. Sylvia continued to enjoy traveling with her sister Peggy Kleyn of Seattle. Sylvia was interested in genealogy and was a Mayflower Society member as well as a Daughter of the American Revolution. Sylvia was a strongly independent woman yet was a victim of domestic abuse. She never fully recovered from the emotional trauma she incurred and wanted to help prevent this destructive cycle in society. To this end, she has very generously endowed the University of Washington Medical School to research domestic violence & help provide programs for women who have suffered this trauma. Sylvia was loved by many and will be missed in more ways than she will ever know. Sylvia is survived by her adopted daughter, Donna Creasey of Ocala, Florida; her brother, Ben Dean of Owego, New York; her sister, Peggy Kleyn of Seattle; and her nieces, Jeanne, Carol and Marilyn. Remembrances for Sylvia can be made at www. End abuse.org or the Cornell or University of Washington Library systems.
ROBLYER Lewis G. Age 85, of San Antonio, TX formerly of Elmira, entered eternal rest Thursday, April 1, 2004. Lewis was born January 27, 1919 in Elmira, son of the late Guy and Mildred Roblyer. He was a veteran of the US Army from 1939 to 1945, serving his country during WW II. Lewis previously worked for Bendix Corporation for 17 years in the 1960's, Ingersoll Rand, Cogan Advertising, Wellsboro, PA FM Radio Station and WENY as station manager and later owned his own advertising business in Elmira. Lewis was active in the Golden Glow Fire Department, American Legion, dedicated his time with the Boy Scouts of America and was a former parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Survivors include his three sons, John (Suezan) Roblyer of San Antonio, TX, James Roblyer of New Jersey, Michael and his fiancÚ Sue Roblyer of Binghamton, NY; a brother, Scott (Janet) Roblyer of Florida; sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen Cassada of Elmira, Francis (Dorothy) Stermer of Erin, Robert (Shirley) Stermer of Elmira, Lucy Stermer of New Mexico, Alfred Stermer of Big Flats, Raymond (Kathleen) Stermer of Elmira; nine grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Lewis was predeceased by his wife, Rena (Stermer) Roblyer on January 19, 1995. Family and friends are invited to call from 3 to 6 PM Tuesday, April 6, 2004 at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake Street, Elmira, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Wednesday, April 7 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church with Reverend Jeremiah Moynihan as celebrant. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery.
UPDYKE Dudley Raymond Dudley Raymond Updyke, born March 20, 1927, passed away February 19, 2004. Survived by wife of 54 years, June Davy Updyke; and daughters, Cynthia Haflett, Corning, NY, Amy O'Brian and husband, Patrick Corcoran, Brandee Updyke; grandchildren, Kayla and Jonathan Cronk, all of Carolina Beach, NC. He was predeceased by parents, father, Stanley Ray Updyke, and mother, Hildred Greenleaf Updyke, Horseheads, NY. He graduated from Horseheads High School in 1944. He entered the United States Navy and served in the Pacific aboard the U.S.S. Chauwacan. Honorably discharged in 1946, he retired from Corning Inc. after 25 years. The memorial service to be held on Thursday, April 8 at 2 p.m. at Hill View Methodist Church on Hill View Drive, Big Flats, NY. Rev. Roger Smith presiding.
REOME Jean M. Age 75 of 114 Matthew Circle, Horseheads, NY, passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2004 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Jean was born January 31, 1929 in Massena, NY, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Olive Barrows LaComb. She was a graduate of Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1949. Jean married her husband, Robert W. Reome, on July 4, 1953, and he predeceased her on March 2, 1998. She was also predeceased by her brother, John LaComb, on December 13, 1996. Mrs. Reome was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY and was a retired registered nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Jean loved her family and cherished the time she spent with them. She is survived by her loving children, Renee M. and Michael Gates of Elmira Heights, NY, Russell B. Reome of Horseheads, NY, Roland Chad Reome of Liberty, NY, Robert Todd and Carol Reome of Horseheads, NY, and Rebecca A. and Bradley Blohm of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, R. Brad Bissell, Kyle Robert Blohm and Sarah Marie Blohm; sisters, Ann Montague of Schnectady, NY, and Evelyn Stevens of Rochester, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. & Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY, on Monday, June 7, 2004 from 7 to 9 p.m. A Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 at 9 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad St. & Westinghouse Road, Horseheads, NY. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY.
ROZELLE Thelma Age 85, of 7571 State Rte. 54, Bath, NY, passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2004, at the Iva Davenport Memorial Hospital. Services are incomplete at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, Elmira, NY.
WILSON Rebecca Of 743 Hibbard Road, Horseheads, NY, passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2004. Arrangements entrusted to the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home in Horseheads, NY, are incomplete at this time.
BRENNAN Eileen Ann Goff 76 years, of 198 Pearl Street Corning, NY, died peacefully Thursday, August 5, 2004 at her home. Survivors include her children, John H. Brennan of Horseheads, NY, Tim Brennan of Painted Post, NY, Rosemary Bloise, of Corning, NY, Joan Reed of Watkins Glen, NY, and Kathy Rose of Corning, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 East First Street, Corning, NY, Friday, August 6, 2004, from 4 to 7 p.m., where a prayer service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, August 7, 2004, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Our Mother Catholic Church, Horseheads, NY. Committal Prayers and Interment will follow in the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY.
CLOAK Catherine of Ulysses, PA Age 79, formerly of Penndel, PA, died Wednesday, August 4, 2004. Arrangements (1-800-942-2258) are entrusted to the Benjamin R. Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses, PA
ENGLISH James Dwyer Age 78, of American Street, Wellsboro, PA, died August 4, 2004 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. He was the husband of Joyce "Mitzi" Ames English, whom he married February 9, 1952. Jim was born January 12, 1926 in Corning, NY, the son of the late R. Dean and Elizabeth Dwyer English. He received his B.S. from Mansfield State College, his Masters of Education from Texas A&M, attended Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies and Penn State University, and was a physics teacher for the Wellsboro Area School District from 1956-1982. Jim was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, the PA State Education Association (PSEA), Loyal Order of the Moose, Wellsboro Firemen's Ambulance Association, American Legion, Air Force Association, Civil Air Patrol, and the Wellsboro Veterans Club. His hobbies included flying and hunting. Surviving are his wife; son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Joyce English, Wellsboro; grandchildren, Sean, Ashley and Erin, all of South Carolina; sisters, Elizabeth Anne English, Wellsboro, and Jane Wetherbee, Stony Fork, PA. He was predeceased by a sister, Kay Whartenby; and brothers, John English and Robert Edward English. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA, with Father Joseph Manarchuck officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA.
GEROW Lawrence C., Sr. Age 76, of 253 E. Miller St., Elmira, NY, passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2004, at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Bath, NY. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
ROGERS Wanda May (Kleese) Age 90, of Clearwater FL and formerly a long time resident of both Pine Valley and Airport Rd. in Big Flats and Spencerport, NY, passed away Monday, August 1, 2004 in Florida. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads on Sat. August 7, 2004 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., where her service will take place there at the funeral home at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats. Those wishing to express their sympathy may do so with memorials to the Scholarship Foundation, c/o First Presbyterian Church of Safety Harbor, 255 Fifth Ave. South, Safety Harbor, FL 34695, or the White Church Memorial Fund, 65 Church St., Spencerport, NY 14459.
SHERMAN Shirley of R.R. Westfield, PA Age 70, died Tuesday, August 3, 2004. Friends may call Friday, August 6th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Benjamin R. Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday in the Harrison Valley C & MA Church. Memorials may be made to the Harrison Valley Library, 16927.
SMALLEY Lester Left us on August 3, 2004. He made his final lap with his family nearby. He was born on March 23, 1911 to Margaret (Compton) and Dean Lester Smalley. As a young man he was accepted at Annapolis but his appointment came too late for him to attend. He went to Teacher Training Class in Watkins Glen and met Florence Weaver from Hector. In the early 30's, they both became teachers. Their honeymoon was spent at a teachers' conference. He worked at International Salt; and became a shop steward and vice president of the union. He was important in settling at least one major contract dispute. In 1941, he and his wife, Florence (Weaver), started Smalley's Garage in Watkins Glen. He eventually left International Salt to concentrate his whole interest in the garage and his family. In the 1940's, he became involved with Cameron Argetsinger and the concept of road racing. He was one of the first and last of the Directors of the Grand Prix Corporation. He served as Under Sheriff of Schuyler County during the 50's and Acting Sheriff after Dana Burt passed away. After his wife, Florence passed away, he married Carol Brill; and later married Mary Beattie (deceased). He was a member of the Watkins Glen Elks Lodge and Rotary Club. He is survived by sons, Robert, Thomas (Karla), and Michael (Ida) Smalley; daughters and stepdaughters, Sharon Bingell, Kathy (Sam) Ector, and Susan Brill; daughter-in-law, Audrey Smalley; son-in-law, Robert Crissinger; and many grandchildren and other family. He was predeceased by son, Gene; and daughter, Valnetta Crissinger; and his siblings, Norman, Lawrence, Louise Hodge, and Delilah Cummings. The family will receive friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Monday, August 9th, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be held at the funeral home at 8:00 p.m.; Rev. Cynthia Harvey will officiate; burial Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Hector Presbyterian Cemetery, in Hector, NY. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made in his memory to the Watkins Glen International Motor Racing Research Center (payable to: Watkins Glen IMRRC), 610 S. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891.
STUART Iva J. Age 69, of Millport, NY, passed away at home peacefully with her loving family by her side on August 5, 2004. Iva was born in Hollenback, PA, daughter of Gerald and Mary (Fenton) Scouten. Survivors include her mother, Mary Scouten; daughters, Linda (Martin) Parmelee of Millport, NY, and Diane (Gerald) Shores of Laceyville, PA; son, Michael (Diane) Herrick of Millport, NY; grandchildren, Jason Shores, Tina Parmelee, and Marty Hammond. At Iva's request, there will be no services held and that Interment will take place in the Quick Bend Cemetery in Wyalusing, PA, at the convenience of the family.
DAVIES Janet R. Age 72, of Covington, PA, passed away on Friday, September 3, 2004, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, P.C., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.
GILBERT Marium "Fran" Age 84, formerly of Beaver Dams, NY, passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2004, at the Seneca View Nursing Facility, Montour Falls, NY. Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY, and will be announced upon completion.
GUYER Charles J. Retired Remington Rand Employee Age 93, of Elmira, NY, passed away on Friday, September 3, 2004, at home. He is survived by his daughters, Delores "Dee" (David) Richardson of Ilion, NY, and Yvonne (Fritz) Sade of Pittsburg, PA; 27 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. Brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Virginia Guyer of Elmira, NY. Predeceased by his grandsons, Bud Leuenberger and Fred Sade; sister, Flora Guyer; a brother, LeRoy Guyer. Charles was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose of Elmira-Horseheads. And a retired Expediter from the Remington Rand Corp. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Monday, September 6, 2004 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Monday at 3:30 p.m. A graveside service will be held with the assistance of the Applegate-Day Funeral Home, Ilion, NY, in Oakview Cemetery, Frankfort, NY, on Thursday, September 9, 2004, at 3:00 p.m.
JOHNSON Barbara S. Age 89, formerly of Woodbrook Adult Home in Elmira, NY, passed away on her 89th Birthday on Friday, September 3, 2004, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Mrs. Johnson was born September 3, 1915 in Geneseo, NY, the daughter of the late Edward Servis and Mary Robinson. Barbara married her husband, William A. Johnson who predeceased her on May 17, 1986. She was predeceased by her parents and her sister, Mary Elizabeth Dietche. Mrs. Johnson was a schoolteacher at Hendy Avenue School in Elmira, NY, for several years and retired in 1982. Mrs. Johnson is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Eric W. Johnson and Catherine LaBianca Johnson of Berea, Ohio; granddaughter, Katherine Johnson of Naperville, Illinois; brother and sister-in-law, Samuel and Helen Servis of Silver City, NM; sister-in-law and brothers-in-law, Hilda and James Dolan of Shrewsbury, NJ and Emil Johnson of Shelter Island, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. There will be no prior calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Gravesite Committal Services on Thursday, September 9, 2004, at 2 p.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. The family respectfully requests that Mrs. Johnson be remembered through memorial donations to The N.E. Ohio Chapter of The Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1420 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44115. Arrangements are entrusted to the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home in Horseheads, NY.
PATTERSON Edith H. (Hunter) Age 68, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Friday, September 3, 2004. She was born on October 15, 1935 in Blossburg, PA, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Christian) Hunter. Edith was the wife of Howard F. Patterson. Mrs. Patterson was a LPN and had worked at the former Corning Glass for over 20 years. She is survived by her husband; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff Patterson of Wellsboro, PA, Gregory and Heather Patterson of Wellsboro, PA, Randy Patterson of Blossburg, PA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Mike Carson of Wellsboro, PA, Kristine and Scott Keister of Biloxi, MS, three borthers and sisters-in-law, Alex and Jean Hunter of Nauvoo, PA, Donald and Nancy Hunter of Nauvoo, PA, Bruce Hunter of Honesdale, PA; 12 grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Edith was predeceased by a brother, Brian Hunter; and a son, Larry A. Patterson. Friends may call on Tuesday, September 7, 2004 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Vernon VanNess, officiating. Interment will be in the Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Mansfield, PA.
PIKE Leland III "Lee" Age 47, Formerly of S. Broadway, Wellsburg, passed away on Friday, September 3, 2004 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Mississippi, where he had been residing. Services will be announced.
SERFAS Patricia Phinney 72, of New Port Richey, FL, passed away Thursday (9/2/04) after an extended illness. She was born at W. Union St. in Canton, PA, and attended school in Troy, PA. She is the daughter of Ronald Phinney and Elsie Darrow Phinney. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Lewis; brother, James D. Phinney, Troy, PA; sister, Ruth Ailene (Dean) Bradley, Crestview, FL; two daughters, Tamie Kilmer, Troy, PA, and Paula (Jeff) Cooke, New Port Richey, FL; two step-sons, Roger (Debbie) Serfas, Gillett, PA, and David (Mindy) Serfas, Horseheads, NY; two stepdaughters, Linda (Joe) Stone, Troy, PA, and Theresa (Joe) Wood, Lititz, PA; 20 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Dobies Funeral Home, New Port Richey, FL, in charge of arrangements (877) 769-7555.