GROFF Robert A. Esq. Longtime Horseheads Attorney Age 80, of Hancock Rd. Horseheads, NY, Boca Raton, FL, and formerly of Mill St. in Horseheads, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004. Further arrangements with Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, are incomplete and will be announced in Tuesday's edition.
GUSH Carl F. Carl F. Gush, age 78, of 619 Cornell Rd., Elmira, NY, passed away on October 8, 2004. Arrangements are under the direction of James D. Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake Street, Elmira, NY.
HARADON Timothy Lee Age 51, of East Third St., Corning, New York, passed away Saturday, October 9th, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Tim was born January 20, 1953, the son of Francis and Rita Sloan Haradon in Corning, New York. Tim attended Northside Grammer School, and was a graduate of Corning Painted Post East High in 1971. He went on to College and attended Providence College attaining a B.S. Degree in Chemistry in 1976. Tim was a Chemist in the Textile Division of C.N.C. International in Woonsocket, RI. An avid outdoorsman, Tim very much enjoyed hunting, fishing and backpacking. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited, the N.R.A. and the American Chemical Society. Surviving Tim are parents, Francis and Rita Haradon; brother, Francis "Chip" (Carol) Haradon of Corning; sisters, Deborah (Paul Brooks) Haradon, Kingston, New York, Marilyn (Robert) Pipes, Morgantown, West Virginia, and Andrea Haradon, Corning, New York. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Services for Tim will be at Carpenters Funeral Home with calling hours Wednesday, October 13, 5-8 p.m. A Prayer service will be at the funeral home Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Vincent DePaul Church, Corning, at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to be made to The American Nature Conservancy, or to Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island.
CARR George R. Age 73, of Pasadena, MD, formerly of Elmira, NY. He was born August 8, 1931 in Elmira, son of the late George R. and Marian (Ruth) Carr and passed away Sunday, October 3, 2004, unexpectedly at home. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Kathryn "Kitty" (Ryan) Carr; sons, Steven W. (Donna) Carr of CA, and Timothy G. Carr of MD; grandson, Ryan M. Carr of MD; nephews, James (Mary) Carr of Millport and David (Donna) Carr of Elmira; nieces, Deborah (Tom) Crane of Addison, Barbara (Glen) Painter of Corning, Lori Carr of Elmira and Elizabeth Soper (deceased); sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Veronica Kirklighter of MD, Jane and Daniel Agan of Elmira. George retired as an Analyst with the National Security Agency, Ft. Meade, MD. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army; a communicant of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Glen Burnie, MD; member of the Phoenix Society, AARP and the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation. George was president of the Lake Waterford Community Association and Editor of the Lake Waterford Community Association Newsletter. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Saturday, October 16th, from 9 to 10 a.m. His Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. Rev. Patrick L. Connor will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. The family will provide flowers. Those wishing may remember George through donations to the North Arundel Hospital Foundation Tate Center, 300 Hospital Drive, Suite 231, Glen Burnie, MD 21061.
FAIRBROTHER William R. Age 94, of Wisteria Way in Horseheads, passed away after an extended illness Tuesday, October 12, 2004, at the Manor at Bethany Village. His family include his loving wife of 70 years, Marjorie Hazel (Jackson) Fairbrother; daughter and son-in-law, Elaine (Ray) West also of Big Flats, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Edward (Mary Lee) Fairbrother of Big Flats, NY; grandchildren, Annette West (Blaine) Grindle of Rochester, NY, Jeffrey West of Big Flats, NY, William (Tina) West of Campbell, NY, Elizabeth Fairbrother (Rick) Presley of Lewisville, TX, Michelle Fairbrother of Rutland, VT, and Edward A. (Erin) Fairbrother II; great-grandchildren, Christopher and Bryan Grindle of Rochester, NY, Jefffrey West of Big Flats, Heather West of Campbell and Zachary and Matthew Presley of Lewisville, TX. Bill was born July 25, 1910, to the late Phoebe and Albert Fairbrother of Cohocton, NY. He married Marjorie Hazel Jackson October 17, 1934 in Wallace, NY. Bill owned and operated Fairbrother's Atlantic Service Station in Horseheads until his retirement in 1972. He was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads and a past Fire Chief of the Cohocton Volunteer Fire Department. Bill was also predeceased by his brothers, Stewart and Raymond Fairbrother; and sisters, Evelyn Talley and Katherine Green. Family and friends are invited to call at the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads, 2943 Westinghouse Rd., Horseheads, on Friday, October 15, 2004, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. where his service will follow there in the sanctuary at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Janice Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery. Those wishing may express their sympathy with memorials to the First Presbyterian Church, 2943 Westinghouse Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845, or the Greater Steuben American Red Cross, 123 W. Market St., Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads.
FERRY Shari Peckham Age 33, of Lindley went home to be with the Lord Oct. 10, 2004 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She leaves behind her loving family, her daughters, Daisy and Sheena Peckham; and son, William Peckham; her parents, Francis and Patricia Ferry of Breesport, NY; grandparents, Catherine Wheeland of Bershire, NY; and grandfather, Arthur Cooper of Elmira, NY; brothers and sisters, Penny Ferry of VanEtten, NY, Francis "Neil" (Donna) Ferry Jr. of Rathbun, NY, Arthur Ferry of Van Etten, NY, Debra (Len) Scheib of Harrisburg, PA, Ginny (Bo) Fenton of Bath, NY; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. She attended Horseheads High School and was a free spirited very outgoing person. Shari was a devoted mother and a truly caring friend. Her companionship will be missed by all who knew her. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Sunday October 17, 2004, from 4-6:00 p.m. Her service will follow there at the funeral home at 6:00 p.m. with interment in Hilltop Cemetery Breesport at the convenience of her family.
HAYES James Wesley Age 59, of Corning, NY, died Sunday, October 10, 2004, at his home. He had been employed by Corning Inc. as a Machine Operator for several years. His survivors include two daughters, Maelene Hayes of Elmira, and Renee Noriega of El Paso, TX; one son, Timothy Hayes of Brooklyn; seven sisters, Hazel Spaulding of Charlotte, NC, Mary Garrett of Dillon, SC, Norman Jane WIlliams of Gibson, SC, Pearl Smith of Bronx, NY, Lula Mae Hayes of Bronx, Sadie Dickenson of Brooklyn, Adrienne Hayes of Queens; five brothers, H.B. Hayes of High Point, NC, Grady Hayes of Brooklyn, Adaniel Hayes of Brooklyn, Arthur Hayes of Bronx, Tilden Hayes of Brooklyn; many nieces and nephews; grandchildren, Victor, Al'Lycia, Dejuan, and Xavier Edwards, and Antronica Hayes. James was predeceased by brothers, Norman Jr., and Johnny Hayes. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2004, at 2:00 p.m. at the Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery in Corning.
JOHNSON Harley W. Age 65 of Vero Beach, Florida formerly of Beaver Dams, NY passed away on Tuesday October 12, 2004 very unexpectedly at his summer home in Interlaken, NY. Mr. Johnson was born in Malone, NY on January 12, 1939 the son of the late Raymond and Ada Cromp Johnson. Harley served his country with the U.S. Navy from 1956-1959. He married his wife, Suzanne J. Edmister Johnson, on December 30, 1962 and they would have celebrated their 42nd Wedding Anniversary on December 30, 2004. Harley was a switchboard operator with NYSEG retiring from Hickling Station in East Corning, NY with over 32 years of service. Harley loved hunting, fishing, NASCAR Racing and trapping. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who cherished the time spent with his family. Mr. Johnson was pre-deceased by his parents and brother Raymond "Butch" Gallow. Harley is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Suzanne J. Edmister Johnson; daughters and sons-in-law: Lisa Collins of Horseheads, NY; Desera Johnson and John Visconti of Binghamton, NY; Paula Elswick and David Drake of Pine Valley, NY; grandchildren: Tiffany Collins, Ashton Visconti, Cameron Elswick, and Cali Elswick; sister and brother-in-law: Pat and Leon Champion of Valois, NY; half sister: Darlene Johnson of Malone, NY; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a multitude of friends including special sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Judy Gallow Forney and Harold Forney of Valois, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Mill St. and Grand Central Ave. Horseheads, NY on Sunday October 17, 2004 from 2-4 PM. Mr. Johnson's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 4 PM with Richard Campbell officiating. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Harley through memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association 595 Blossom Road Suite 208 Rochester, NY 14610.
KING Kayden Michael Infant baby boy, died on Monday morning, October 11, 2004. Friends may call at the HOLLY-KECK & BAKER, INC. FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, October 14, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., with funeral services following calling hours at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Bentley Creek Cemetery, Bentley Creek, PA. Kayden is survived by his loving parents, Richard and Nichole King; sister, Maciah Castle, all of Sayre, PA; paternal grandparents, Michael and Vicki Stevens of Elmira, NY; maternal grandparent, Diane Smith of Lowman, NY; aunt and uncle, Scott and Shannon Wilkinson of Lowman, NY; uncle, James Blauvelt of Waverly, NY; two cousins, Scott and Lucas Wilkinson. Kayden was predeceased by his grandfather, Barry R. Smith.
MORTER Lynn R. Age 70, of Old Ithaca Rd., Horseheads, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Alberta (Miller) Morter; his children, Shirley Lynn (Thomas) Thomason of Horseheads, Tammy Marie (Jerry) Smalts of Oklahoma City, OK, JoAnna (Lloyd) McWilliams of Horseheads, Daniel Jay (Angie) Morter of San Diego, CA, Cindy Lou (Hugo) Garcia of Moore, OK, Nancy (Joe) Blake of Beaver Dams, Charles (Nancy) Fairchild of Pine City, William (Andrea) Fairchild of Elmira, Thomas (Diana) Fairchild of Horseheads, Carl (Betty) Fairchild of Painted Post, Dan (Diane) Fairchild of Binghamton; 24 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren; brother, Charles (Dorothy) Morter of Corning; brother-in-law, Albert Miller of Swartwood, NY; and several nieces, nephews, and many friends. Lynn was born July 4, 1934 in Sagetown, NY, the son of the late Charles and Hilda (Coons) Morter. A veteran of the US Navy, Lynn served during the Korean War aboard the USS Albany. He was retired from the A&P Plant where he worked in Maintenance there for over 17 years. He also worked for several years for Gough Holding Corp. Lynn was a member of the Elmira Heights American Legion. In addition to the love of his family, Lynn enjoyed to travel and enjoyed making southwestern style jewelry. Always willing to lend an able hand, Lynn assisted his family in many building and construction projects. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 So. Main St. Horseheads on Sunday October 17, 2004 from 2-4:00 and 7-9:00 p.m. His service will take place there at the Funeral Home on Monday at 10:00 a.m. with interment with military honors to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery Horseheads. Special thanks to the Staff of Southern Tier Hospice, Falck Cancer Center and the office of Dr. Abderhalden for the care and compassion for Lynn. Thank you most sincerely.
POTTER Franklin H. Age 64, of 412 William St., Elmira, died October 11, 2004, after a long illness. He is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and David Rogers of Hingham, MA; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many, many wonderful friends at the American Legion Club. Predeceased by his parents, Harold and Audrey Potter. Frank was a Veteran of the Marine Corps and the Air Force, Vietnam conflict, a member of Elmira Legion #443, Corning VFW and the Marine Corps League, Brewer Detachment; a retired employee of Hardinge Brothers. Relatives and friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home, Thursday, October 14th, from 2-4 or 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be there Friday at 12 Noon, Rev. David Ivy, officiating. Interment will follow in Bath National Cemetery with Military Honors.
BAUER Harold R. Age 75, of Horseheads, NY, and Punta Gorda, FL, passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2004, at home. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Janette Bauer; daughter, Lois (Gordy) Place of Pine City, NY; son, William (Paula) Bauer of Elmira, NY; five grandchildren, Jonah, Matt, Jennifer, Renee, and Pamela; sister, Doris (Willie) Painter of Lufkin, TX; and many friends, both in Florida and New York. Harold was predeceased by his son, Christian Bauer; and grandson, Sean. He was a member of the Horseheads Elks Club and the Montour Falls Moose. Harold was the former Parts Manager of ACI Supply a division of Albee Truck Inc. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, October 17, 2004, from 5 to 8 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there, Sunday evening at 8 p.m. The Reverend Frederick Turner will officiate. Interment will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
BEIDLER Dorothy Dwyer Age 92 of Elmira died Friday, October 15, 2004 at St. Joseph's Hospital. There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, October 18, 2004 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. A complete notice will be in Sunday's paper. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
BELL Patricia A. Age 70, of Van Orden St., Horseheads, NY, passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2004, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Patricia was born February 5, 1934, daughter of James and Dorothy Losey Sanford. She was retired, after several years as a bookkeeper at the Woolworth's that had been located in Grand Central Plaza in Horseheads. In her spare time, Patricia enjoyed gardening, knitting for friends and family, and especially time spent with her grandchildren. Surviving are her sons, David "John" (Kim) Bell of North Carolina, Jim Bell of Lake George, NY, Ken (Lynda) Bell of Horseheads; grandchildren, Mike, Chris, Rick, Pam and Brad; brothers, Ron (Martha) Sanford of Painted Post, Don (Eva) Sanford of Corning, Carl (Shirley) Sanford of Coopers Plains, NY; a sister, Dottie (Ed) Manning of Penn Yan, and David Bell of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. Patricia was predeceased by a son, Jerry Dan Bell; and a sister, Mina Jean Sanford. Friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., on Monday, October 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 19, at 11 a.m. The Committal Service will follow in Coopers Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY.
CLARK Lois H. Age 72 of Elmira, NY, previously of Groton, MA, died Friday, October 15, 2004 at her daughter's home surrounded by her family. Lois was born April 14, 1932 a daughter of the late Aubrey and Frances McKeil Fage. She is predeceased by her husband, of 49 years, Everett L. Clark, Sr. Lois is survived by her 6 children, with their spouses, Debra and Bruce Young of Nashua, NH, Paula Pelletier and the late Leonard Pelletier of Nashua, NH, Pamela and James Freitus of Colleyville, TX, Linda and Dr. Gregory Malanoski of Elmira, Everett Clark, Jr. of Ashby, MA and Thomas Clark with Kelly Boyd of Groton, MA; 16 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law Roland and Bertha Fage of Contoocook, NH; brother-in-law William Pfeiffer of Contoocook, NH sister-in-law Hope Fage of Largo, FL; and daughters-in-law, Melanie Clark of Groton, MA and Shannon Martino of Shirley, MA. She is also predeceased by her sister Nancy Pfeiffer and brother Bonnard Fage. Lois lived in Groton, MA for 40 years before moving to Elmira 2 ½ years ago. While in Groton Lois was an executive secretary with Digital Equipment Corp. and a member of the Union Congregational Church. In Elmira, Lois was a member of the Southern Tier Widow/Widower social group and Piecemaker Quilters Guild. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday October 17, 2004 from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Interment will be in Groton Cemetery, Groton, MA. Donations in Lois' memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, New York 14830.
COHEN Ann E. Of Horseheads, NY, passed away on Friday, October 15, 2004. Arrangements entrusted to the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home in Horseheads, NY, are incomplete at this time.
GABERS Randolph L. "Randy" Age 84 of Elmira, died Thursday, October 14, 2004 at Elcor Health Services. Randy was born June 11, 1920 in Elmhurst, NY, the son of Rudolph and Marion Maday Gabers. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Gerry Gabers; daughter Wendy Gabers of Indianapolis, IN; sons and daughter-in-law, Chris Gabers of Elmira, and Doug and Darlene Muschett of Rochester, NY; grandson Scott Muschett; sister-in-law Rose Billings of New Jersey along with several nieces. Randy was a US Navy veteran of WWII serving in the Pacific Theatre aboard the USS LST 926 and was involved with 6 invasions. He was a graduate of the University of Oregon. Prior to moving to Elmira, Randy lived in Windsor, CT where he was past-president of the Lions Club and the Purchasing Management Association. In Elmira Randy was Purchasing Manager for several years at Remington Rand and past-president of the local chapter of the Purchasing Management Assocation. Randy was a WWII amateur historian and a lover of classical music. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, October 18, 2004 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. At the conclusion of calling hours a funeral service officiated by his daughter-in-law Reverend Darlene Muschett will be held. Interment, with military honors, will follow at Rural Home Cemetery. Donations in Randy's memory may be directed to the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, New York 14903.
HERCHESKEL Margaret R. A native or Elmira, NY, died suddenly at home on October 12, 2004, at the age of 88. She is the daughter of the late Peter and Margaret Hercheskel. Miss Hercheskel was a longtime resident of Rochester, NY, where she lived and cared for her sister, the late Evelyn Root. She retired after many years of employment as an Administrative Secretary at Kodak. In recent years she relocated to the Buffalo area in order to spend more time with family. She was a dedicated member of Our Lady's Rosary Prayer Group. Survivors include many cousins and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Gregory the Great, Williamsville, NY, followed by burial in her hometown of Elmira, at Sts. Peter and Paul's Cemetery.
HOLUB Virginia H. Age 81, of Shady Lane, Odessa, NY, passed away on Friday, October 15, 2004, at the Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, NY. Virginia was born on November 5, 1922 in Cincinnati, OH, the daughter of the late William and Hazel Westlake Simpkins. Mrs. Holub was predeceased by her husband, William Holub, on June 10, 2001. She is survived by her son, Carl States of Odessa, NY; grandchildren, Kevin and Kristina States of Odessa, NY, and Kelly States of Knoxville, TN; great-grandson, Kyle States of Odessa, NY; sisters, Dorothy Kelsey of Florida, Mary McKarrow of Virginia, Janice (Loyal) Wickham of Alpine, NY, and Nancy Feron of Arizona; brothers, Robert (Nita) Simpkins of Florida, and Richard (Pearl) Simpkins of Rochester, NY; several nieces, nephews; and a dear friend, Joy Briggs of Horseheads, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church St. Odessa, NY, on Monday, October 18, 2004, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. Her funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 10 a.m. The Rev. J. Keith Kissell will officiate. Interment Laurel Hill Cemetery, Odessa, NY. Those wishing to remember Mrs. Holub may do so through Memorials to the Laurel Hill Cemetery Association, County Route 10, Odessa, NY 14869.
HUMMER S. Christina S. Christina Hummer, a long-time resident of Pine City, New York, and a recent resident of Anacortes, Washington, passed away September 30, 2004. She was 85. Born on August 3, 1919, and raised in Binghamton, New York, she graduated from Elmira College in 1941, then worked as a social worker at Brooklyn State Hospital in New York City and for Elmira Child and Family Service in Elmira. She later was employed for 19 years as a Faculty Associate in the Psychology Department at Elmira College. She married Floyd (Pete) Hummer on September 4, 1943, and had two children, Anne and Peter. She led 4-H, Brownie, and Cub Scout troops, and was a member of Home Extension. She was a member of Grace Church in Elmira for 60 years. Married for 42 years, she continued to reside in Pine City after her husband's death, and then moved to Anacortes for the last five years of her life in order to be near her children. She is survived by her children and their families: Peter and Donna Hummer of Sammamish, Washington, and their children, Shashanna, Phillip, and Adrianna; Tom and Anne Peebles of Anacortes, Washington, and their children, Coleman and Kathryn. She leaves a larger extended family and numerous friends. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, wife, and friend, and was well loved in return. She was especially known and admired for her happy disposition and thoughtfulness. Her laughter and enthusiasm were gifts to us all. She was sunshine, and we'll miss her. A funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 30, 2004, at Grace Church, Elmira, New York, with a reception following the service, and then interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Episcopal Relief and Development, or American Wildlife Federation. Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Anacortes, Washington.
MEADE William F., Sr. Age 76 of Oriole Dr. Horseheads passed away after a brief illness Monday Oct. 11, 2004, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Family and Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Friday, October 15, 2004, from 1-5:00 p.m. Family and friends are further invited to call at Holy Trinity Orthodox Christian Church, 137-139 Horseheads Blvd., Elmira Heights, on Friday from 6-9:00 p.m. with a Memorial Service (Panahida) there at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service to take place in Church on Saturday, October 16, 2004, at 10:00 a.m. followed committal prayers in Holy Trinity Orthodox Cemetery where military honors will also be accorded. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Holy Trinity Orthodox Christian Church 137-139 Horseheads Blvd. Elmira Heights, NY 14903.