RUDY Russell L. Age 94, of Steuben Street, Montour Falls, NY, passed away on October 14, 2004, at Seneca View Nursing Facility, Montour Falls, NY. Russell was born on December 12, 1909 in Hastings, PA, the son of the late Oliver and Mary Kreps Rudy. Russell was predeceased by his wife of 59 ˝ years, Pearl Collins Rudy, on January 5, 1996. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Lana and Bill Mathers of Montour Falls, NY; daughter-in-law, Sandra Ames of Watkins Glen, NY; grandchildren, Kay and Ty Rogers, Connie and Brian DeMeritt, and James and Ellen Mathers; granddaughter-in-law, Karen Rudy; great-grandchildren, Christin and Christopher Cherkis, Kyle Rogers, Kayla and Andrew Rudy, and Brennon, Colin and Jordon Anne DeMeritt; sisters, Betty Owen of Montour Falls, NY, Viola Revelle of Summerfield, FL; and brother, Boyd and Jean Rudy of Summerfield, FL; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his wife his granddaughter; Kim Cherkis, son; Walter Rudy, grandson; Kevin Rudy and seven brothers and sisters predecease Russell. Russell ran a Lumber Mill in Odessa, a junk yard in Watkins Glen, NY, and lived in Tampa, Florida, during WWII, where he built concrete ships. He and his wife purchased the Glen Eden Cabins in Watkins Glen, NY, in 1945 and then built the Glen Eden Motel and operated it until 1965. Later he worked for the Watkins Glen Race Track. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY, on Sunday, October 17, 2004, from 2 to 4 p.m. His funeral service will be held there following visitation at 4 p.m. Private committal service will be held at the convenience of the family in Montour Cemetery.
ZDROJEWSKI Michaelina (Peldunas) Age 85, of Tioga, PA, died Thursday, October 14, 2004, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
BUCZKOWSKI Andrew M. Age 15, of 314 Park Station Rd., Erin, NY, passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2004, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Andrew was born in Elmira, NY, son of Mark A. and Margaret J. (Rice) Buczkowski. Andrew was a student in 9th grade at Horseheads High School. He was a member of the D4 Trails Committee "Motorcycle Club". Andrew loved the outdoors and his dog, Brownie, but most of all he loved his family. Survivors include his parents, Mark and Margaret of Erin; brother, Kaden Buczkowski of Erin; maternal grandmother, Charlene Thomas and her significant other, Jerry Butler of Elmira; paternal grandparents, Richard and Carolyn Buczkowski of Erin; uncle, Dave and Kath Buczkowski of Fontana, CA. Family and friends are invited to call Saturday, December 18, 2004, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. with Chaplin Mary Ann Klee officiating. Interment will take place in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
COOK Shirley J. Age 82, of Mechanicsburg, PA, died Thursday at home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, Mansfield, PA.
RIEDELL Hazel L. (Stewart) Age 71, of South Main St., Horseheads, passed away Thursday, December 16, 2004, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Hazel was predeceased by her husband, Charles on January 11, 2000. Her surviving family includes her son and daughters, Charles II and Keri Riedell of Gloucester, VA, Julia and Kip Reynolds of Youngstown, OH, Laurie Riedell of Muskegon, MI, Dawn and Walter Kay of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Kelsey, Ashley and Stephanie Riedell, Cara and Carissa Reynolds, Chuck and Ashley Miller, and Megan Kay; sister, Martha Rea of Stow, OH; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Charles, Hazel was also predeceased by her brothers, Richard and Albert Stewart. Mrs. Riedell was born Sept. 30, 1933 in Steubenville, OH, the daughter of the late Albert and Margaret (Smith) Stewart. Hazel and her husband were longtime residents of South Main St. in Horseheads. She was a devoted and very active member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, where she was a member since 1970 and active in the WELCA group there. She was a member of the Horseheads Lioness Club, National Warplane Museum/Wings of Eagles Discover Center and involved for many years with various craft shows in the area. A transplant recipient over 20 years ago, Hazel was the founder of the local Organ Transplant Support Group. A kind and gracious lady, Hazel will be missed by all those she came in contact with. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, Today, December 17, 2004, from 5 to 8 p.m. Her service will be celebrated in Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 2872 Westinghouse Rd., Horseheads, on Saturday, December 18, 2004, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Cotner officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may express their sympathy with memorials in Hazel's name to Our Saviour's Lutheran Church General Fund, 2877 Westinghouse Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845, or the Thomas E. Starzl Transplant Institute UPMC Montefiore, 7 South 3459 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Envelopes will be provided at the Funeral Home.
TUFILLARO Anthony "Tony" Age 52, of Elmira, died Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Tony was born November 2, 1952, a son of Julia Beligotti Tufillaro and the late John Tufillaro. In addition to his mother, Tony is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Angela Bennett Tufillaro; children, Adam M. Tufillaro of Rochester, NY; Alicia T. Clark, with husband Matthew and son Jayden Anthony, of Elmira; Anthony G. Tufillaro of Elmira; brothers and sister-in-law, John Tufillaro of New York City, and James L. and Laureen Tufillaro of Elmira; sisters and brother-in-law, Theresa and Pelham McClellan of Corning, and Lorretta J. Tufillaro of Big Flats; godmother Ann Wassestrom, with husband William of Philadelphia, PA; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Antionette and Gary Lorgan of Lafayette, CO, Paula and Robert Parker of Elmira and 1st Sgt. William J. and Tammy Bennett of Fort Bragg, NC; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Tony was a 33 year employee of The Hilliard Corp., where the people who worked there were his second family. He also enjoyed his recent work as an instructor at SCT BOCES. Tony had a life long passion for motorcycles. The last few years he took great joy in riding his Harley with fellow Harley riders. Tony was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. A family man, Tony was always there for his family and anyone else who needed him. He was the type of person who could build or fix almost anything. He will be missed. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, December 17, 2004 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. A prayer service will be held there on Saturday, December 18, 2004 at 11:45 A.M., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 P.M. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Tony's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, New York 14830 or to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Avenue, Elmira, New York, 14901.
CHAPMAN Brian W. Age 26 of Elmira, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 4, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to Sullivan's Funeral Home 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13 Horseheads, NY, 607-739-2035. A complete notice will in appear in Sunday's edition.
CRAWFORD SanJoan "Sandy" Age 62, of 6160 Herrington Road, Addison, NY, Thursday, March 3, 2005, at Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. She was born September 11, 1942 in Sabinsville, PA, the daughter of James and Helen Slocum Baker. She and her husband, Ray, owned and operated Ray's Bakery in Elkland, PA, for 17 years. She was a life member of the Women of the Moose, Moose Lodge #746, Elkland, PA. She was a member of the D.A.R., Wellsboro, PA, and she attended the Osceola Presbyterian Church. Survived by her husband of 44 years, Ray, who she married on February 18, 1961; son and fiancee, Adam Crawford and Lisa Wheatcraft, Addison, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Wanda Crawford, Addison, NY; grandson, Anthony J. Crawford, Addison, NY; granddaughter, Stephanie J. Crawford, Addison, NY; mother, Helen Baker, Campbell, NY; sister, Rosemarie Baker, Campbell, NY; brother, James Baker, Campbell, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10:30 a.m. Captain John Merchant officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA.
DADDONA Genevieve M. (Derkach) Age 88, of 516 Logan St., Elmira, NY, peacefully passed into the arms of our Lord at Elcor Skilled Nursing Center on Sunday, February 27, 2005 after a short illness. She was born June 30, 1916 in Elmira, daughter of the late Michael and Marie (Vasilevska) Derkach. Genevieve was predeceased by her husband of 72 years, Michael in 2004; her brothers, John and Steven Derkach; and sisters, Anna Clancy and Sophia Dubiak. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John and Ruth Daddona of FL; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Charles Sullivan of Lowman, Arlene and John Liberatore of Elmira, with whom she resided; grandchildren Carol Douglas, Charles M. and Roxanne Sullivan, John P. and Melonie Sullivan, Joseph T. Sullivan, Steven and Gale Daddona, Staci and Phillip Andrews, Paul and Randy Street- Daddona, and Chad and Linda Tifft; great-grandchildren, Cole and Nicole Douglas, Kyle, Megan, Taryn, Brittany, Alexandra, Deven, Lauren and Ashley Sullivan, Zane and Ian Daddona, Justin Andrews and Gehrig Tifft; sisters, Julia Derkach and Helen Harvey, both of Elmira, Katherine Kirkendall of Buffalo, NY; brother, Nicholas Derkach of Rochester, NY; sisters-in-law, Helen and Jeannette Daddona of Sayre, PA, and Mecheline Reagan of FL; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Genevieve and her husband were proprietors of the Park View Tavern for over 50 years. She was a respected chef well known for her battered fish fries, pizza and wild game dinners for hunters. She was a devoted member of Ss. Peter & Paul Church and loved televised daily Mass and Rosary, her word puzzles and crocheting, making gifts for everyone. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, March 6th, from 2 to 5 p.m. Prayers will be offered thee on Monday, March 7th, at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Genevieve through donations to Ss. Peter & Paul Parish Center.
DAVIS-TROY Tyshawn M. Infant son of Lisa Troy and Byron Davis, both of Elmira, NY became an angel on March 3, 2005. Survivors include his parents; maternal grandparents, Kelly Clark of MO and Robert Judge of Buffalo, NY; special friend, Pauline Conley of Elmira. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, March 9, 2005, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 12 p.m. with Youth Pastor, Cathy Magee officiating. Interment will follow to Woodlawn Cemetery.
HARDY Edna Age 86, formerly of Morris Run, died Friday, March 4, 2005, at Broad Acres, Wellsboro. Born December 27, 1918, the daughter of Lawson and Nora Bowser Ramey. Edna was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy Hardy. Surviving is a daughter, Mary DeHaven of Morris Run; grandchildren Monty (Wendy) Barnes of Roseville, Marcia Barnes of Liberty, and Ted (Chris) DeHaven of Covington; six great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Monday, March 7th, from 9 a.m. until time of funeral services at 11 a.m. The Rev. David Weaver officiating. Interment will be at Tioga Memorial Gardens, Wellsboro.
HARRIGAN Martin M. Age 83 of Elmira NY died Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Marty was born January 3, 1922 in Dalton, MA a son of Michael M. and Elizabeth Scanlon Harrigan. He is predeceased by his brother James Harrigan and sister Ann Peterson. Marty is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Louise Coleman Harrigan; children, with their families, Michael E. and Wendy Harrigan of Fayetteville, GA with sons Brian and Bradley; John C. and Nancy Harrigan of Johnson City, NY with children, Michael and Brian Palermo and Andrea (Bryan) Bayer; Thomas M. and Christine Harrigan of Tampa, FL with sons, David (Christine) and Kevin; William L. and Cindy Harrigan of Charlotte, NC with daughters, Heather and Megan; James P. Harrigan of Muncie, IN with children, Matthew, Martin M., II and Alicia; and Susan P. and Kristopher Thoren of Pleasant Hill, CA with sons, Daniel and John; great-grandchildren, Rachel Bayer, and Patrick and Kailey Harrigan; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Kevin and Mona Coleman of Lincoln, RI and Hope Coleman of Wilmington, NC; several nieces and nephews; and many good friends. Marty was a high school all-star in football, baseball and hockey. He entered Syracuse University in 1940, and might have played football there, but he left school to join the Marine Corps. While in the Marine Corps., Marty served in the South Pacific. He was wounded during the battle of Iwo Jima and was awarded the Purple Heart. Marty was a witness to the famous American Flag raising on Iwo Jima. After World War II, Marty returned to Syracuse, where he earned bachelor's and master's degrees in education. It was at this time that he switched from playing sports to coaching. Family was most important to him, but his community was also important. Marty was involved with many local organizations ……All Sports Committee - Past President, Kiwanis Club - Past President, Board of Director for CYO, Camp Iroquois (YMCA), Jewish Community Day Camp, LPGA, Glove House, Elmira Pioneers, Arctic League, American Cancer Society, and Chemung County Youth Bureau; a member of the Community Budget Committee and the Ernie Davis Statue and Scholarship Committee. He was the recipient of many local honors and awards…. Outstanding Educator, St. Joseph's Hospital Centurion, Community Builder, Section 4 Sports Hall of Fame and Elmira Football Hall of Fame, Distinguished Citizen Award from the Boy Scouts of America and Teachers Recognition Award from the Eagles. Marty was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Rex Field Post #901, American Legion Post #443, Elmira Elks Lodge #62, Ancient Order of Hibernians Msgr. John J. Lee Division, Knights of Columbus Council #229, and the E.J. Brewer Detachment of the Marine Corps League. Marty was a devout Catholic and a long time communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Friends are invited to call at the McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts. on Sunday, March 6, 2005 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. A prayer service will be held there on Monday at 9:00 A.M. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. in Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment, with full military honors, will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. The family will provide flowers. Donations in Marty's memory may be directed to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 304 Demarest Parkway, Elmira NY 14905; St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 E. Market St., Elmira NY 14901; Ernie Davis Scholarship Fund, c/o The Community Foundation, 307B E. Water St. Elmira NY 14901; or a charity of one's choice. The officers and members of the A.O.H. will meet at the McInerny Funeral Home on Sunday, March 6th at 12:45 P.M. to conduct a service for our brother Marty Harrigan. signed, Justin McInerny, President The officers and member of the Knights of Columbus, Elmira Council #229 will meet at McInerny Funeral Home on Sunday, March 6th at 6:40 P.M. to conduct a prayer service for our brother, Marty Harrigan. Signed, Ton Tedone, Grand Knight
JOHNSON Marguerite A. She had a good life. Of Elmira, NY, Friday, March 4, 2005, at home. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Edward W. Johnson; children, Ronald (Sharel) Johnson, Karen (Richard) Roberts, Janet (Peter) Peckens, Christopher (Tammie) Johnson; grandchildren; Jeffery, James (Sondra), Jessica (Alex), Elizabeth, Brian Griswold; great-grandchildren, Christian, Alexander; and future great-granddaughter, Jenna; sister, Genevieve Bishop; and several nieces and nephews. It was Marguerite's request that there be no calling hours and a Private Funeral Service be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care Inc., 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830, or the Falck Cancer Center, c/o Arnot Ogden Hospital Foundation, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905.
MAC NAMARA, Marie F. Of The Villages, Florida, formerly of 96 Greenridge Drive, Elmira, New York, passed away on March 2, 2005. Survivors include sisters, Kathryn J. MacNamara of The Villages, Florida, and Rita F. Francey, Punta Gorda, Florida. She was predeceased by her brother, William S. MacNamara. Marie was a graduate of Elmira College, Elmira, New York, held a Master's degree from Cornell University, and had a Ford Foundation Fellowship at Chicago University for one year. She taught in the Cooperstown High School, Elmira Free Academy, and Elmira College. Marie was on the Board of the Friends of the Library and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Kappa Gamma, AAUW, and the Wednesday Morning Club in Elmira. Burial will be at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery in Elmira, New York.
OAKDEN Perry F. 55 years of 130 West 5th Street, Corning, NY, died March 1, 2005 at his home. He was a graduate of CCC and Elmira College. He was employed with Dresser Rand. Perry was always an avid sports enthusiast. He coached many teams and truly enjoyed music and playing the guitar. He is survived by his wife Lynda Oakden, daughters; Mary Francine Oakden, Elizabeth Anne Oakden, Kendra Leigh Oakden and son; Garrett Michael Oakden. mother; Irene Oakden, sister; Jane Dembey, and brother; Loren Oakden. Family and Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St, Corning, NY, Sunday, March 6, 2005, from 2-5 p.m. Funeral Service will be held Monday, March 7, 2005, 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1 E. First St, Corning, NY.
ROBERTS Epluribus Unum Age 85, of 814 Jay St., Elmira, NY. She was born May 16, 1919 in Philadelphia, PA, daughter of the late George and Danie (Goslee) Horsey and passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2005, unexpectedly at Elcor Health Services. She was predeceased by her son, Shelton in 1987; and sister, Louise Horsey; and brother, George "Ace" Horsey. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, John Roberts; sons and daughters-in-law, Major and Priscilla Roberts, Alvin and Penny Roberts, Leland Roberts, all of Elmira; brothers, Joseph (Pauline) Horsey and Richard (Maggie) Horsey, both of Elmira; twin sister, Geneva Parker of Athens, PA; and sister, Isabella Horsey of Philadelphia, PA; grandchildren, Darryl, Marcellus, Major Jr., Andre, Tamara, Mariah, Marcus, Jonathan, Alexis, Shelton and Heather; along with a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Roberts was a very active member of Frederick Douglass Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church for over 55 years. Family and friends are invited to visit Frederick Douglass Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 402 Madison Ave., Elmira on Monday, March 7th, from 11 a.m. to 12 Noon. Her funeral and committal services will begin at 12 Noon. Rev. Roosevelt Simmons, her Pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Roberts may be remembered through donations to Frederick Douglass Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
SAVINO Clara M. Age 75, went to be with her Lord on Friday, March 4, 2005. She was born on August 28, 1929 to Joseph and Isabel Belcore Savino. Clara was predeceased by her parents and sister, Ann Cohen. Survivors include her brothers, Michael (Cookie) Savino of FL, Thomas (Joyce) Savino of Elmira, Daniel (JoAnn) Savino of Elmira and Anthony (Carol) Savino of Pine Valley; sister, Josephine (Julie Tucker) of Astoria, NY; along with several nieces and nephews; special friend from childhood, Rosemary Thompson; several dear friends from church and bible study; along with her beloved pet dog, "Baby". It was Clara's wish that there be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 7th, at 11 a.m. at the Central Assembly of God Church, 1 Brenway Dr., Horseheads, NY, with Pastor Joseph Zaino officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Flowers will be provided by the family. Memorial donations in Clara's name can be made to the Central Assembly of God Church or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.
BEACH Norma E. Loving known as "Squirrelly" was a long time resident of Elmira and passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, April 5, 2005 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center where she had been receiving care at the age of 81. Prior to being hospitalized, she resided at the Chemung County Nursing Facility and also Hampton Rd. Southport. Surviving are her loving children, Barbara Beach, Southport; Linda & David Cole, Southport; David R. Beach, MA and Nancy & Gus Goodwin, Elmira; seven grandchildren, John (Shannon), Kathy (Kevin), Toni, Tanya, Jamie, J.J., Sierra; two great grandchildren, Kayla and Ryan; a brother, Clarence W. & Betty Rounsville, Elmira; nieces, nephews and family friends which will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway on Saturday April 9, 2005 between the hours of 2-5 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at Caywood's at 5 p.m. with the Reverend Cathryn Stevenson officiating. Interment will take place in the Beach family plot of Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira at the families convenience. Norma was born on February 4, 1924 in Elmira, daughter of Clarence & Helen R. Strawn Rounsville. She was the beloved wife of Raymond E. Beach, who was well known in the community as a Sgt. with the Elmira Police Department until his retirement, he passed away in 1993. Norma was employed by the Remington Rand for many years but her main interest was caring for her family and her home. She also took great enjoyment in crafts, crossword puzzles, playing cards and collected squirrels. Her family would like to thank the staff of the Chemung County Nursing Facility along with Arnot-Ogden Medical Center for the Care given to our mother during her illness. May God Bless Each of You.
FORD Hester M. Age 67, of 133 Harriett Ct., Elmira, NY. She was born September 28, 1937 in Fayetteville, MS, daughter of Loucille Rowan of Greenwood, MS, and the late George P. Ford, passed away Friday, March 25, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She is survived by her son, Royce Ford of Las Vegas, NV; longtime companion, Richard Loll; Mary Ford of Greenwood, MS, George (Shirley) Ford Jr. of Gainsville, FL, Joyce Gibson of Miami Lakes, FL, Frank Rowan of Atlanta, GA, Kathy (Keith) Brantley of Zanesville, OH; and several nieces, nephews and godchildren. Special regards to the Rollins Family. Family and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service on Saturday, April 9th, at 11:00 a.m. in Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Rev. Walter Wainwright will officiate.
GILLIS Roy William Sr. Of Elmira, NY Age 62, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 3, 2005. He was born September 16, 1942 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Raymond and Mary (Bacha) Gillis. His close friends, Ted Bailey and Fran Decker, predeceased him. He is survived by his loving and caring wife, Diana J. (Wood) Gillis; beloved son, Roy W. Gillis Jr.; grandchildren, Zachary and Robbie Gillis; step-grandchildren, Kyle Cieri and Jeffrey Cawley; brother, Wayne; sisters, Lois and Debbie; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Friday, April 8, 2005, from 1 to 2 p.m. Funeral Services celebrating Roy's life will follow the visitation at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend George William Hauck will officiate. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery.
GUILD Mary R. Age 83, of Canal St., Montour Falls, NY, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2005, at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, NY. Mary was born on April 14, 1921 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Lewis R. and Norma Tobey Johnson. Mrs. Guild was predeceased by her husband, George Guild, in 1986. Her children, George A. Guild of Leesburg, FL, Jim and Becky Guild of Burdett, NY, and Sue and Bob Sullivan of Watkins Glen, NY, survive her. Grandchildren, Melissa, Carl, Jamie and Erin; great-grandchildren, Brittany and Bridgette, Joseph, Nathan Garrett; sister, Ethel Hoffman of Elmira, NY; special niece and caregiver, Martha Pellor; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Catherine and Peter Chalk of Elmira, NY; several nieces and nephews also survive Mrs. Guild. In addition to her parents and husband, her sister, Rhoda Pellor, predeceases Mrs. Guild. Mary was very supportive of the Schuyler County SPCA, and had a love for all animals. She was also a Den Mother for the local Cub Scouts. There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend graveside services for Mrs. Guild at the Montour Cemetery (enter through third entrance) on Friday, April 8, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Keith Kissel will officiate. Those wishing to remember Mrs. Guild may do so through memorials to the Schuyler County SPCA, P.O. Box 427, Montour Falls, NY 14865, or to the Montour Falls Fire Department and Rescue Squad, P.O. 369, Montour Falls, NY 14865.