See also the Chemung County, New York Obituary Collection
Robinson, Margaret Irene
A long time resident of Southport, NY passed Thursday evening October 18, 2001 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center following an illness at the age of 82.
Born on February 9, 1919 in Tyler, PA, Margaret was the daughter of George and Florence A. Phelps Wallace. She was a loving mother and devoted wife who enjoyed caring for her family and her home. Much enjoyment was found in trips to Florida with her husband, Harold and playing games with her many friends. She attended the First Church of the Nazarene for many years.
Surviving is her husband of over 56 years, Harold Robinson of Southport, NY; her son and daughter-in-law, David and Amy Robinson of Social Circle, GA; a daughter, Betty Ann Counterman of Rochester, NY; grandchildren, Jeremy, Kyle, and Michael Robinson; sister, Eleanor Smith of Canton, PA; a sisters-in-law, Thelma Freeman of Canton, PA; and Vivian (Norman) Lundstrom of Sayre, PA; brother's-in-law, Clifton (Idella) Robinson of Wellsburg, NY; Malcom Robinson of Elmira, NY; and Ellsworth (Mary) Robinson of Horseheads, NY; along with nieces and nephews. Margaret was predeceased by her parents, George and Florence Wallace; her children, Jack and Dawn Marie Robinson; and her brother William O. Wallace.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday, October 21, 2001 from 12(noon) - 4 PM. Funeral services will follow visitation (4PM) with the Reverend Larry Lain officiating. Graveside services will take place at the families convenience in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be directed to the charity of ones choice in Margaret's memory.
Passed away on Sunday evening October 7, 2001 at her home in Elmira Heights, NY in the care of her loving family and friends following a lengthy battle with cancer at the age of 44.
Born on December 12, 1957 in Elmira, NY, Sharon was the daughter of Gerald and Patricia Verguson VanSchoick. She married Thomas Grabowski on August 29, 1981. Sharon was a long time member of the Northside Community Evangelical Church where she was an active member, Chairperson of Christian Education and Sunday School Superintendent. She taught in the Ladies Adult Class and was involved in many other church functions. Sharon cherished the time she spent with her husband and daughter, with her family and friends, her devoted New Foundland, "Maximilian Gee", working on crafts and caring for her home.
Her loving family survive her, husband, Thomas Grabowski and loving daughter and best friend, Kelly Grabowski of Elmira Heights, NY; a granddaughter, Mariah Lee Spivey of Elmira Heights, NY; her parents, mother and stepfather, Patricia and James Henry Drake of Myrtle Beach, SC; and her father, Gerald VanSchoick of Horseheads, NY; her grandmother, Florence VanSchoick of Horseheads, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law, Laurie and Michael Andrus of Elmira Heights, NY; and Heather and Moktar Mehenni of New York City, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gerald and Deborah VanSchoick, James Robert and Shanon Drake; a brother, Eddie Joe VanSchoick all of Myrtle Beach, SC; Timothy and Mary Drake of Goldsboro, NC; and David Wayne VanSchoick of Elmira, NY; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Barbara and Joseph Grabowski of Elmira Heights, NY; sisters-in-law, Carol (Steve) Cardamone of Painted Post, NY; and Pam (Ken) Lewis of Elmira Heights, NY; nieces, nephews, and many cherished friends. Sharon was predeceased by her grandfather, Wayne L. VanSchoick.
Family and friends will be received on October 11, 2001 at the Northside Evangelical Community Church, 1119 Lake St. Elmira, NY 14901 from 2 -3 PM. A service to honor and celebrate Sharon's life will follow visitation (3 PM) with the Reverend Kerry Krissel officiating. A private graveside service will take place at her families convenience in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY. Memorial donations may be directed to the Northside Evangelical Church, or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd. Corning, NY 14830 in Sharon's memory.
Cokely, Pearl F.
Of Elmira, NY passed away peacefully Sunday, September 30, 2001 at Elcor Health Services following a long full life at the age of 101.
Born on July 22, 1900 in Springville, PA daughter of the late Alfred and Mary Gardner Collins. She married Peter H. Cokely in 1917 and he predeceased her in 1954. Together they lived in the Elmira area for many years. Pearl was a devoted mother who enjoyed cooking and caring for her family.
Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Elmer and Mary Cokely of Lebanon, PA; Glen and Wilma Cokely of Southport, NY; her daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and John Pouliot of Edison, NJ; and her daughter-in-law, Grace Cokely of Elmira Heights, NY; nine grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, ten great great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Alfred and Mary Collins; her husband, Peter H. Cokely, Pearl was predeceased by her daughter Eleanor Cokely a son, Harold Cokely, her grandson, Nicholas Cokely and her granddaughter, Debbie Herrington Blonder.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, NY on Tuesday, October 2, 2001 from 7-9 PM. Funeral services will be held there in the Gardens on Wednesday at 11AM with the Reverend Lee Love officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.
Hughes, Paul R. "Buddy"
Formerly of Elmira, NY and presently of Stamford, CT left this world on Tuesday September 11, 2001 while working in the World Trade Center in New York City at the age of 38.
Paul was born on September 14, 1962 in Elmira, NY son of Paul R and Irene Hughes. He grew up on the Southside of Elmira where he attended Southside High School and graduated in the class of 1980. He attended Clarkson University and later graduated from the University of Illinois with a Masters Degree. Paul was employed by Computer Horizons as a Computer Consultant and for the last 5 years as a Computer Analyst Supervisor with Marsh USA Insurance Co. in NYC. Throughout his life he enjoyed working with computers. Paul was a New York Yankees fan and cherished the time he spent with his family and many friends.
Surviving is his wife and friend, Donna Balducci Hughes of Stamford, CT and their cherished daughter, Amanda Lucia Hughes. Paul's mother and step father, Irene and Glenn Little of Elmira, NY; a sister and brother-in-law, Lynn and Mark Hill of Elmira Heights, NY; a brother, Donald W. Hughes of Swannanoa, NC; step brothers, David Little and Glen Little Jr.; nieces, Andrea Heisswolf and Theresa Hurley; a great niece, Ariane Heisswolf along with aunts, uncles, cousins and many close friends.
Paul was predeceased by his father, Paul R. Hughes Sr. in 1968, his maternal grandfather, Kenneth C. Hughes in 1985, his maternal grandmother, Antoinette "Toni" Hughes in 1988, his paternal grandfather and grandmother, William and Louisa Hughes.
Family and friends will be received at the Broadway Middle School Auditorium, 1000 Broadway, Southport, NY on Sunday October 7, 2001 from 12(noon)-2 PM. A service to remember and honor Paul's life will follow at 2 PM. Those with photos or a story to share about Paul are asked to bring those with you to share with all. Memorial donations may be directed to the Paul R. Hughes Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Elmira City School District, 951 Hoffman St. Elmira, NY 14905 or the American Red Cross NYC Disaster Relief Fund, 462 W. Church St. Elmira, NY 14901 in Paul's memory. "He will be sorely missed."
Shinebarger, Francis H.
Formerly of the Millport and Dundee, NY area passed away Monday evening February 4, 2002 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan, NY at the age of 75.
Born on July 20, 1926 Francis was the son of Archie and Verna Richards Shinebarger. He served in the United States Army Airforce during WW II. Francis was local farmer who enjoyed woodworking, collecting antiques, and was an artist.
Surviving is his loving daughter, Amy Lynn Shinebarger of Charleston, WV; his sister Betty Morgan of Millport, NY; along with many nieces and nephews. Francis was predeceased by his mother, Verna Shinebarger, a sister, Agnes Paterson and a brother, Richard H. M. Shinebarger.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, NY on Thursday February 7, 2002 from 2-4 and 6-8PM. Funeral services will follow visitation in the Funeral Chapel at Caywood's (8PM) with Pastor Lew Baker officiating. Interment will take place in the family plot in Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin, NY at the families convenience.
Hardenstine, Fern Ardis
A long time resident of Elmira's Southside, passed away peacefully in the care of her family, friends and hospice at her home on Saturday morning, February 2, 2002 at the age of 86.
Born on May 27, 1915 in Evergreen, PA Ardis was the daughter of Charles and Maude Robinson Gowan. She married Paul Hardenstine on April 17, 1942. Ardis was a retired schoolteacher having taught in the Elmira City School System for over 24 years until her retirement in 1973. Her earliest days of teaching were in a one room school house in New Era, PA. Ardis was a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association. She was a long time member of the Fassett Baptist Church in Fassett, PA. Ardis also taught Sunday School and was active in many local Bible School classes. Much enjoyment was found at her home, flower gardening, baking, and making crafts. Always a witness, she was happy to serve the Lord.
Surviving is her loving husband and friend of 59 years, Paul Hardenstine, her daughter and son-in-law, Arleah and Elwin Fitch of Tucson, AZ; her son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Shirley Hardenstine of Athens, PA; grandchildren, David Fitch, Paul Nicholas Hardenstine (Shelley Heerey) and Tammy Lou (Barry) Benefield; great grandchildren, Jordan, Aaron and Bryan Benefield, Chelsie Hardenstine, Caitlin, Joshua and Rachel Heerey; sisters, Coral "Polly" Ward of Hayward, CA; and Mary Ellen Williams of Wyalusing, PA; several nieces and nephews. Ardis was predeceased by her brother Edward Lincoln Gowan and her sister Ruth Mapes.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday February 5, 2002 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Funeral services will take place in the Fassett Baptist Church, Fassett, PA on Wednesday (11AM) with her pastor, the Reverend Donald Rockwell officiating. Committal services will follow the service in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira, NY.
Stewart, William H.
Decorated War Veteran
A resident of Elmira Heights, NY passed away very unexpectedly on Sunday January 6, 2002. Born in Ginsheim, Germany Bill was the son of Donald and Edith Stahl Stewart. He was a Senior Chief Master Diver in the Navy Seals from 1972-1995. He served in the Vietnam War and Desert Storm. While in service he was highly decorated, with the Silver Star and was a three time Purple Heart Recipient, the Naval Commendation Medal, the Naval Achievement Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, Naval Unit Commendation Medal, Meritorious Award, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medial, and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. He enjoyed diving, collecting model airplanes and cars. He was an artist, a historian and a movie enthusiast.
Surviving are his loving children, William D. (Amanda Davis) Stewart of Winter Park, FL; Laveta Stewart of St. Louis, MO and (William Nothwang of Baltimore, MD); Sean Stewart of Daytona Beach, FL; along with their mother, Cheryl Irvin Stewart of Daytona Beach, FL; Bills mother, Edith Stewart of Elmira Heights, NY, his grandmother, Bernice Oldroyd of Elmira, NY; his mother-in-law, Laveta Speziale of Port Orange, FL; Along with several cousins and close family friends including, Rick Davis, Irene Little, Lynn and Mark Hill. Bill was predeceased by his father, Donald Stewart in 1993.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, NY, today Friday January 11, 2002 from 7-9PM. Funeral services will take place in the Funeral Chapel at Caywood's on Saturday (12 Noon) with the Reverend Richard Farrell officiating. A committal service will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Because of his love for the ocean waters, Bills casket will be buried at sea in the Atlantic Ocean from a Naval Vessel departing from the Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, VA.
A longtime resident of the Southport community passed away peacefully on Thursday evening January 3, 2002 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following a courageous twelve year battle with cancer at the age of 75.
Born here in Elmira, Glynia was the daughter of Glen and Ella Mae Lougee Horton. She was employed for many years with Grants Department Store and also America's Southern Tier Tree Service where she was the office manager. Glynia collected stuffed bears for many years. She enjoyed caring for her home and time spent with her cherished family and friends.
Surviving is her loving sister and her family, Jewel Goldsmith of Elmira, NY; a niece, Barbara (John) Seymour of Pine City, NY; nephews, Gerald (Stephanie) Goldsmith of Hamlin, PA; and Daniel (Sandra) Goldsmith of Elmira, NY; great nieces, Heather Seymour of Pine City, NY; Kailee Goldsmith of Hamlin, PA; and Kaitlyn Goldsmith of Elmira, NY; great nephews, Michael Seymour, Cody and Ian Goldsmith of Elmira, NY; and Julian Goldsmith of Hamlin, PA.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Saturday January 5, 2002 from 4-6 PM. Funeral services will take place in the Funeral Chapel at Caywood's at the conclusion of visitation (6PM) with the Reverend William Lutz officiating. A family graveside service will take place at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Odessa, NY at the families convenience on Sunday. Memorial donations may be directed to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave. Elmira, NY in Glynia's memory.
Loving father and grandfather
Age 71, passed away unexpectedly Sunday December 30, 2001. Burley was predeceased by his wife Marian of 40 years, grandson Cory Jon Russell, brother Loren Green and sisters Barb Vargson and Marie Cole.
He is survived by his fiancee' Doreen Allen and her family of Binghamton, NY; his four children and ten grandchildren, Gary and Virginia Green (Tania, Nicholas and Taryn) of Kalamazoo, MI; Dr.'s Glen and Laureen Talty Green (Kate, Zachary, Benjamin and Kristen) of Virginia Beach, VA; Gregory and Karen Green (Andrea and Brittany) of Corning, NY; Pam and Rich Russell (Emily) of Pine City, NY; he is also survived by his sister, Lois (Jesse) Moore, sisters-in-law, Lucille Green, Eloise (Harold) Smith, Inez Kieffer and Dorothy Kieffer, a brother-in-law, Paul (Vivian) Kieffer as well as many nieces and nephews.
Burley was a devoted father and grandfather. He held many offices in the American Legion, including Post # 154 Commander, 6th District Commander, and the NY State Vice Commander of the 5th and 6th District. He was a founding member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway Southport, NY on Monday January 7, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral services will take place on Tuesday (11AM) in the Funeral Chapel at Caywood's. Committal services will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY where full military honors will be accorded former Commander Green by the Veterans Military Honor Guard of Chemung County. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that Memorial Contributions in Burley's memory may be made to Twin Tiers Baptist High School, PO Box K Breesport, NY 14816 or the Christian Learning Center, 109 Ellicott St. Corning, NY 14830.
Officers and members of the American Legion Clarence Oliver Post # 154 will hold a service for their departed former Commander and Legionnaire, Burly Green on Monday January 7, 2002 at (8:45PM) in the Funeral Chapel at Caywood's.
Scanlin, Barbara A. Love
Passed away unexpectedly at her home in Elmira on Thursday December 20, 2001.
Born on November 16, 1943, Barbara was the daughter of Clarence L. and Cecilia Bednarek Love. Her husband, Paul Scanlin predeceased her in 1991. Following her graduation from St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing she was employed for both St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY and the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD as a Registered Nurse. Through out her life Barbara had a gift of caring for those in need.
Surviving is her sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Dino S. Guerrera of Elmira, NY; and Bernadette M. and Paul Kingsley of Horseheads, NY and Venice, FL; and her brother, Father Lee Love of Waverly, NY along with nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway Southport, NY on December 23, 2001 from 6-7 PM. Funeral services will take place there in the funeral chapel at the conclusion of visitation (7 PM) with her brother, Father Lee Love and the Reverend Pat Connor officiating. Graveside services will take place on Wednesday, December 26, 2001 in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY at 1PM.
A lifelong resident of the Millerton, PA community passed away peacefully Wednesday December 19, 2001 at the home of her loving daughter following an illness at the age of 75.
Born on May 11, 1926 in Millerton, PA Doris was the daughter of Glen and Myrtle Wheeler Congdon. She married Earl Kennedy on June 25, 1945 and he predeceased her on November 13, 2000. Doris was a homemaker who enjoyed time spent with her family, caring for her home and growing flowers.
Surviving is her daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Dennis Crandle of Sylvania, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Roy and Patricia Kennedy of Lunenburg, MA; grandsons, Shaun Kennedy of Millerton, PA and Jesse Crandle of Sylvania, PA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Alice Congdon, Nelson and Phoebe Congdon, and Maynard and Mary Congdon all of Millerton, PA, nieces nephews and cherished friends along with her special life long friend, Dora Landon. Doris was predeceased by her brother, Carlos Congdon in 2001; her son, Virgil Kennedy in 1996; and her daughter-in-law, Bette Saunders Kennedy in 1996.
Funeral services will take place in the funeral chapel at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, NY on Saturday December 22, 2001 at 1 PM with the Pastor Daniel Storrs officiating. Interment will follow in the Jacob Miller Cemetery, Millerton, PA where Doris will be buried next to her husband Earl Kennedy.
Piecuch, Rose Reynolds
Formerly of 1715 Cedar Street, Southport, passed away Thursday morning, December 6, 2001 at Elcor Health Services following an extended illness.
Rose was born on November 29, 1918 in Leolyn, Pa. She was the daughter of Gail and Sarah Lewis Reynolds. She graduated from Canton High School, where she attended her 60th class reunion in May of 1998. She was married during World War II to Joseph Piecuch, who predeceased her on July 8, 1979. During the war, she worked for the Eclipse. She later worked at the Remington Rand and retired from Westinghouse. In her retirement years, Rose enjoyed making quilts and also belonged to several local square dance clubs.
Survivors include her loving daughter, Patricia Forbes of Southport, NY (Jim Goodwin of Odessa, NY), beloved granddaughters, Kimberly Forbes of Liverpool, NY; Jennifer Forbes of Kenmore, NY; sister and caregiver Lucy O'Dell of Ocala, Fl; and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her friend of 70 years, Mrs. Ileen (John) Zeigler of Pine City. Rose was predeceased by her brothers, Robert Reynolds of Lowman; John Reynolds of Geneva; and her sister, Nina Reynolds (at age 12).
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday afternoon, December 9, 2001, from 2-4 p.m. with a memorial service at 4 p.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be sent to Mercy Care Center, 405 Linden Place, Elmira, NY 14901.
Storch, Lois, R.
Passed away Thursday April 4, 2002 unexpectedly but peacefully in her sleep at her home in Elmira at the age of 73.
Born on January 5, 1929 in Rome, PA, Lois was the daughter of Willis and Ruth Rutty Bennett. She married John F. Storch on September 21, 1947 at Epworth United Methodist Church in Elmira and they made their home here ever since. Lois was employed by Sears and Roebuck in the Auditing Department for several years. She attended Hillcrest Baptist Church. Lois enjoyed oil painting, gardening and caring for her family and home.
Surviving is her loving husband of 54 years, John F. Storch; her children, Susan L. Storch of Lebanon, NJ; Lorin C. and Roxanne M. Storch of Elmira; and Karen B. Storch of Horseheads; a grandson, Aaron C. Stanbro and a granddaughter, Elissa M. Stanbro; brothers and sisters-in-law, Willis and Marilyn Bennett of Brookside, PA and Everett and JoAnne Bennett of Helena, AL; along with nieces, nephews and cherished friends.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Saturday April 6, 2002 from 12 noon - 3 PM. Funeral services will take place in the funeral chapel at Caywood's at the conclusion of visitation (3 PM) with the Reverend Richard Curtis officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Lois is remembered by her family as a humble woman of great Christian faith. She was very active in her church and supported many charities. Donations may be directed to Hillcrest Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 115 West Hill Rd. Elmira, NY 14903 in her memory.
Cadek, Arthur, H. Sr.
Passed away Thursday evening March 28, 2002 at the home of his son in Elmira Heights following an illness at the age of 79.
Born in Millport, Art was the son of Arthur H. and Bertha Smith Cadek. His loving wife, Grace Wood Cadek predeceased him in 1994 following over 50 years of marriage. During World War II he served in the United States Air Force as a Corporal. Throughout his life, Art had many interest. He was employed as a salesman for Gribbin Roofing and Siding and later was self employed as a general contractor under Art's Contracting of Elmira Heights. Art spent many hours reading and was always active, even in recent years.
Surviving are his children, Arthur (Linda) Cadek of Elmira Heights; Linda (John) Peckally of Elmira; and John (Wanda) Cadek of York, PA; a sister, Edith Green of Elmira; thirteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Monday April 1, 2002 from 4 - 7 PM. Funeral services will follow visitation in the funeral chapel at Caywood's (7 PM) with the Reverend William Lutz officiating. At his families convenience the intermenty will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery Elmira, where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Cadek. Flowers are appreciated or you may donate to the charity of your choice in Art's memory.
Of Sagetown Rd. Webbs Mills, NY passed away Monday March 18, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital following an illness.
Born in Italy, Antoinette was the daughter of Anthony and Catherine Mazzacua Cascio. She was married to John James Sullivan Sr. until his passing in 1964. A book keeper for over 25 years, she was employed by Marine Midland Bank until her retirement. Antoinette was a longtime communicant of St. Mary's Church. She enjoyed horseback riding, traveling with her husband John on his business trips, the endless days spent on Keuka and Seneca Lakes, and the treasured time spent with her cherished family.
Survived by her loving family, a daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Stuart Easton of Pine City; a son, John James Sullivan Jr. of Glendale, AZ; grandchildren, Craig (Sue) Easton of Kerhonkson; Mark (Alison) Easton of Newpaltz; and Dr. Caroline Easton-Creighton and her husband Jay of Madison, CT; great grandchildren, Amanda, Aimee and Maxwell Stuart Easton; a brother, John Cascio of Elmira; sisters, Ann Malone of Rochester; Amelia and Carl Morrell of Elmira; and Marie Crispino of Painted Post. In addition to her parents and husband, Antoinette was predeceased by her brothers, Joseph and Lawrence Cascio.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday March 20, 2002 from 2-4 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place in St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin St. Elmira on Thursday afternoon (1 PM) with the Monsignor Charles Stubbs officiating. Committal services will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to St. Mary's Church Building Fund, 224 Franklin St. Elmira, NY 14904 in Antoinettes memory.
Of Elmira, NY passed away unexpectedly Saturday March 16, 2002 at the age of 41.
Gene was born on June 24, 1960 here in Elmira, son of Nelson W. Burnell and the late Martha Buck Burnell. He was employed by several area restaurants as a cook. Gene was a guitarist, who enjoyed time spent with his friends.
Surviving is his father and stepmother, Nelson and Gladys Burnell of Southport; his daughter and grandson, Kaci and Davyn Burnell of Elmira; a sister and brother-in-law, Laura and John Liquori of Elmira.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport today, Wednesday March 20, 2002 from 7-9 PM.
Funeral services will be held in the funeral chapel at Caywood's on Thursday (10 AM) with the Reverend Richard Wulf officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.
Colegrove, Lewis C.
A dedicated community servant, departed from this world on Wednesday evening, March 13, 2002 at the Huntington Living Center, Waterloo, NY at the age of 91 following an illness.
Lew was born on March 28, 1910 in Sheshquin, PA. He was the son of the late Chester P. and Mary E. Young Colegove. Lew shared over 50 years of marriage to his first wife Clara Colegrove until her passing and the last seven years of his life to his second wife Marion Sincerbeaux Colegrove whom he loved dearly, as she provided him loving care in his later years. Lew was a past Town of Southport Councilman who is remembered for his years of dedication to the town he knew as home. A life long member of the Elmira Wesleyan Church, Lew was a former Trustee and active in and a superintendent of Sunday School. He was employed at Albany Binghamton Express and later by Penn Yan Express. Active in the Kiwanis Club of Southport, Lew was never afraid to speak his mind, offering a firm handshake and smile.
Surviving is his loving wife and friend, Marion Sincerbeaux Colegrove of Southport, NY and Waterloo, NY; Marion's children whom Lew loved as his own, James K. (Geraldine) Sincerbeaux, David (Kim) Sincerbeaux, Bonnie Smith, John (Jane) Sincerbeaux, Diana (Lynn) Aldrich, Carol (Donald) Becker, and Holly (Gary) Dahl; along with their grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister, Laura Cooper; several nieces and nephews including a niece, Shirley Newman; a cherished friend whom Lew thought of as his own daughter, Virginia Aman. Predeceased by his son-in-law, Mark Smith.
The community will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday March 17, 2002 from 12 (noon) - 8 PM. (Lews family will be present during those times from 12 - 2 and 5 -8 PM). Funeral services will take place in The Elmira Wesleyan Church, 1100 South Main St. Elmira, NY on Monday (11 AM) with the Reverend Harry Barrigar officiating assisted by the Reverend Edward Crandall. Committal services will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. Memorial donations may be directed to the Elmira Wesleyan Church, 1100 S. Main St. Elmira, NY 14904 or the Kiwanis Club of Southport, PO Box 158 Pine City, NY 14871 in Lews memory.
O'Connell, Bernice M.
Formerly of Wall St. Elmira, NY passed away Thursday evening, March 7, 2002 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 93.
Born on June 6, 1908 here in Elmira. Bernice was the daughter of Er and Ellen Stanley McCarty. She was a life long resident of the area.
Surviving is her son, James O'Connell of Elmira along with two granddaughters. Bernice was predeceased by her husband, James O'Connell; a daughter and son-in-law, Norma and Marvin Gustavson; and a brother, John McCarty. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday March 13, 2002 from 2 - 4 PM. A memorial service will follow visitation in the funeral chapel at Caywood's (4 PM) with the Reverend Walter Wainwright officiating. Bernice will be cremated at the Northern Bradford Crematory, S. Waverly, PA and her ashes will be buried in a private service at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY.
Walker, Louise T. "Peep"
A life long resident of Mansfield, PA who made her home at the "Wrens Nest" passed away on Wednesday morning March 6, 2002 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro, PA at the age of 79.
Born in Blossburg, PA on March 2, 1923, "Peep", as she was affectionately know, was the daughter of Casper Morris and Emma Louise Lyon Thompson. She married Joseph Dewitt Walker on August 20, 1942 and he predeceased her on June 19, 1969. She was involved in local history, very proud of her families contribution to the Mansfield, PA community, possessed a great love of her country and our flag. "Peep" had a special relationship with her home, "The Wrens Nest" the people that passed through it, the children that were raised in it, the friends that visited there, the endless accounts of history that occurred there, and even the animals that shared the property with her. "Peep" is now a part of that proud history, she cherished at "The Wrens Nest".
Surviving are her loving children, sons and daughters-in-law, Major Allen Lyon Walker USA (retired) and MaryAnn Walker of Rockledge, PA; Chief Joseph and Linda Walker of Hughesville, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Pam and Daniel Shipe of Wellsboro, PA; and Amy and Mark Murdough of Elmira, NY; grandchildren Heather Walker, Holly (Craig) Cline, Iain Walker, Alexandra Murdough; a brother Joseph S. Thompson of Mansfield, PA; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins, including a nephew, Major General Stephen M. McElroy USAF (retired) and a niece, Louise Thompson Cummings. She was predeceased by her brother, Casper Morris Thompson and her sister, Mary Swan McElroy.
Family and friends will be received at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel Crematory & Monuments, PC; 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA on Saturday March 9, 2002 from 12 (noon) - 2 PM. Funeral services will follow visitation (2 PM) with the Reverend Canon Rudy J. van der Hiel officiating. Graveside committal services will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Legion Veterans Park Project Chairman, 83 E. Main St. Mansfield, PA 16933 or the Samaritan House, 3 Morgan Terrace, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Services are under the direction of Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, Southport, NY.
Clark, William H.
Passed away Tuesday March 4, 2002 in Missouri at the age of 70. Surviving is his wife, Joanne Cizma along with his three sons, William H., Eric, and Mark Clark; a daughter, Dawn Hanner; a brother, George Clark; 10 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.
A military funeral service will be held on Saturday March 9, 2002 at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. (1 PM) The Chemung County Veterans Military Honor Guard will accord Mr. Clark full honors.
Combs, Charles L.
A long time resident of the Webbs Mills, NY community, left this world, Tuesday February 26, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY following an illness at the age of 78.
Charlie was born on August 20, 1923 in Ithaca, NY son of the late Dewey G. and Harriet Cooper Combs. He married Helen Compton in 1942 and she predeceased him in 1960. Charlie was a crane operator for Wallace Steel in Ithaca, NY. He enjoyed the outdoors and bowling. A quiet man, Charlie warmed the hearts of those who knew him.
Surviving are his children, Patricia Bostick, Liz (William) Buchanen, Robert Combs, Jeff Combs, Fred Combs, and Mary Shuart; brothers, Leon (Betty) Combs and Donnie Combs; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Along with his cherished friends, Doris and Norman Baker with whom he resided. He was predeceased by a brother Raymond Combs.
In honoring Charlie's wishes, he will be cremated at the Northern Bradford Crematory, S. Waverly, PA. A private memorial service will take place in the Gardens at Caywood's in the springtime.
"A special thank you to the doctors and nurses especially Dr. Timothy Huddle and the Reverend Donald Rockwell who took such good care of our Charlie."
Departed this world peacefully at her home on College Ave. in Elmira, Monday evening February 18, 2002 in the care of her husband the Reverend Bruce Stearns.
Born in Brackenridge, PA on June 21, 1926, Faye was the daughter of Carl and Faye Stahl Jackson. She married the Reverend Bruce Stearns on February 10, 1951 in Mt. Holly, NJ. Together they have shared over 50 years of wonderful memories. A Registered Nurse by training, Faye worked in several nursing positions through out her career. It was her constant dedication to her family and the churches she and Reverend Stearns served that brought her greatest joy. There last place of service was in the United Methodist Church in Newfield, NY before retiring in Elmira twelve years ago. Faye enjoyed skiing, skating, music, and serving the Lord.
Surviving is her loving husband of 51 years, the Reverend Bruce Stearns of Elmira, NY; their children Pamela and Edward Shaw of Leonardtown, MD; Dennis and Martha Stearns of Brighton, NY; Susanne and Paul Gardner of Sauquoit, NY; and Wesley Stearns of Cleveland, NC; grandchildren, Matt, Joshua and Brianna Shaw; Christopher, Rebecca and Amanda Stearns; John, Jessica, and Zachary Gardner. Faye was predeceased by her brother, Ralph Jackson in 1944.
A celebration of Faye's life will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 330 W, Church St. Elmira, NY on Friday February 22, 2002 (3 PM) with the Reverend Fred S. Kelsey officiating. A time of visitation and fellowship will follow the service in the church parlor. In honoring her wishes Faye will be cremated at the Northern Bradford Crematory, S. Waverly, PA and her ashes will be interred in Natrona Heights Cemetery, Natrona Heights, PA. Memorial donations may be directed to a church of one's choice in Fayes' memory.