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A long time resident of Southport, NY passed away Saturday evening, February 16, 2002 in Venice, FL where he spent his winters at the age of 95.
Otto was well know in our area as an Insurance and Real Estate Agent for Mutual of Omaha. He was a member of the Elmira Masonic Ivy Lodge # 397 F&AM where he was a 32nd Degree Mason. Otto enjoyed time spent with family, friends and traveling.
Surviving is his loving wife of 27 years, Idalene Richards of Southport, NY and Venice, FL; a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Mary Richards of Doylestown, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Don Corcoran of Burns, OR; 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; also very dear to Otto were Idalenes family, her children, Becky Besosa, Gordon Johnson, and Linda Conrad; along with her sisters, Barbara Ottey, Wilma (Fred) Gillard, and Winifred French.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday, February 21, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral services will take place in the funeral chapel at Caywood's on Friday morning (10AM) with the Reverend Cathryn S. Black officiating. Graveside committal services will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.
Masonic Notice: Officers and members of the Elmira Masonic Ivy Lodge # 397 will meet on Thursday evening February 21, 2002 at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens for a service at 8:30PM to honor our departed brother, Otto Richards.
Master Donald Stevens
Van Dyne, Edward E.
Passed away Thursday evening, February 7, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital following a long full life at the age of 88.
Ed was born in Troy, PA on September 25, 1913, the son of Henry B. and Dorothy Nearing Van Dyne. He spent much of his life in the Troy area and was the husband of Alice J. Johnson for over 53 years until her passing in 1998. Ed served in the United States Army during WWII in the 12th Weather Squadron. Following the war he returned home to establish and operate, Spring Valley Orchards in Troy, PA where he was an apple farmer for over 30 years. His other interest lead him to be a feature writer and photographer for the Elmira Star Gazette and the New York Times travel section among others. At one point in his life, he was in charge of public relations at Mansfield University. Later in life he contributed a column to weekly newspapers, "Hillside Rambles" which ran in the Troy Gazette. The outdoors, hiking and traveling were among his many interest. In most recent years he had resided in Horesheads, NY.
Surviving are his three children, Edward and Patricia N. Van Dyne of Canandaigua, NY; Jane Van Dyne Jerrick and her husband Steven of Taos, NM; and Laura Van Dyne of Carbondale, CO; grandchildren, E. Christopher Van Dyne of Daytona Beach, FL and Jessica and her husband James Evans of Mill Village Nova Scotia; a great grandson, Cass Evans; sister, Mary Van Dyne Skinner of Troy, PA; and a cousin, Robert and Jeanne Nearing of Troy, PA.
Ed requested his services to be private and to be held at his families convenience. Memorials may be directed to The Sierra Club, 85 Second Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105-3441 or The Wilderness Society, 1615 M St, NW Washington, DC 20036 in his memory.
Robinson, E. Allyn
A longtime resident of the Wellsburg community passed away peacefully at his home on Lower Maple Ave. Monday May 27, 2002 following an extended illness at the age of 72.
Born on November 16, 1929, Al was the son of George B. and Julia Scudder Robinson. He married Lucille Smith on August 26, 1950 at Trinity Episcopal Church where they have been lifelong members and where he was active in the church Vestry. Al graduated from Delhi College and was employed for many years with Fagan Engineers. While there, he was involved with many local projects including the restoration to the Trinity Church Steeple. Al is remembered by many for his strength and fighting ability both in his youth when he won the NYS Bantam Weight Title for boxing and throughout his illness in recent years when he refused to be defeated.
Surviving is his loving family, his wife of 51 years, Lucille Smith Robinson; along with their seven children, Greg (Peg) Robinson of Reston, VA; Jay (Jo) Robinson of Amherst; Bryon (Linda) Robinson of Elmira; Mark Robinson of Corning; Linda Robinson of Martinsburg, WV; Jeff Robinson of Corning; and Dianne M. Robinson of Corning; a brother and sister-in-law, Sheldon (Betty) Robinson of Wellsburg; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Robinson of Wellsburg; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren along with several nieces, nephews and cousins; Al was predeceased by his brother, Calvin Robinson and his parents George and Julia Robinson.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport today, Wednesday May 29, 2002 from 5-8 PM. A Celebration of the Holy Eucharist will take place on Thursday in the Trinity Episcopal Church, 304 N. Main St. Elmira at (1 PM) with the Reverend William Lutz officiating interment services will follow in the Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg.
Sliwa, Mary Ann
Of Elmira passed away peacefully Tuesday morning May 21, 2002 under the care of Elcor Health Services.
Born on February 19, 1917 here in Elmira, she was the daughter of George and Mary Caparula Elliott. After working at Fairway Springs, Mary began nursing and worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for over 25 years. She was a member of St. Peter & Paul's Church. Mary enjoyed cooking and time spent with her loving family and friends. The love of Mary's life has always been Elvis Presley. Even while at Elcor her room was filled with things she cherished of his.
Surviving are her children, Walter and Madge Sliwa of Elmira; Anne Wells of Lima, OH; Rose Brown of Horseheads; and Mary Kay and Edward Brown of Wellsburg; eleven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren; a sister, Eileen Coleates of Canandaigua, NY; a brother, Larry Elliott of TX; along with nieces, nephews and cherished friends including her extended family of friends and the caring staff at Elcor Health Services. Mary was predeceased by several brothers and sisters along with her grandson, Edward Brown.
Mary's family will receive friends at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Friday May 24, 2002 from 4-7 PM. Funeral services will take place at in the funeral chapel at Caywood's Saturday morning 9AM with the Reverend Pat Connor officiating interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Eastside Catholic Parish, 161 High St. Elmira, NY 14901 or the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 St. Rt. 352 Elmira, NY 14903 in her memory.
Gilbert, Donald L. "Pops"
Passed away peacefully at his home on Lake Ave. on Elmira's Southside Tuesday morning May 14, 2002 under the loving care of his family and Southern Tier Hospice.
Born on October 8, 1927 in Dansville, NY Donald was the son of Charles E. and Lena Hanlon Gilbert. He was the last living of seven children. "Pops" was employed for many years at American LaFrance where he retired as a foreman. His many interest included Golf, NASCAR, Bowling, and time spent with his many friends at Mr. B's. He especially cherished the company of his family which include his loving wife of 32 years, Gloria Saxbury Gilbert; and children, Donald (Sandra) Gilbert of Pine City; Charles (Lisa) Gilbert of Dallas, TX; Timothy (Karen) Gilbert of Ft. Myers, FL; Lisa Gilbert (Kevin Hiscock) of TN; Charles (Terri) Gilbert of Elmira; Glenn (Terri) Gilbert of Coryland, PA; and Rachel Gilbert of Elmira; a son-in-law, Robert Farmer of Millerton, PA; 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren nieces, nephews and cherished friends. "Pops" was predeceased by his daughter, Donna Farmer in 1999.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday May 16, 2002 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Funeral services will follow visitation (8 PM) with the Reverend Larry Lain officiating. After the funeral Mr. Gilbert will be cremated at the Northern Bradford Crematory and his ashes will be buried in the family plot in Hanlon Hill Cemetery, Bentley Creek, PA.
A long time resident of Elmira's Southside passed away peacefully in the care of St. Joseph's Hospital following an illness at the age of 64.
Born on March 10, 1938 in Syracuse, Dino was the son of the late Angelo and Adelina Cavallero Guerrera. He married Mary Love on October 12, 1963 here in Elmira where they have resided and raised their family. Dino served in the United States Army from 1961-1963. He was employed by Dresser-Rand in Painted Post for many years. A longtime communicant of St Peter & Paul's Church, Dino enjoyed the outdoors and being close to nature.
Surviving is Dino's loving family; his wife of 38 years, Mary Love Guerrera; his children, Lisa and Kevin Crumb of Mansfield, PA; David and Penny Guerrera of Cortland; MSgt Steven and Lucia Guerrera of San Antonio, TX; and Dena Guerrera of Elmira; six grandchildren, Kelli and Brittany Crumb; Gina, Nicholas, Megan and Mathew Guerrera; sisters, Diana Phelps of Rockville, MD; and Dolores Ross of Corning; a sister-in-law, Bernadette (Paul) Kingsley of Horseheads and a brother-in-law, Father Lee Love of Waverly; Dino was predeceased by his stepfather, Angelo Frabrizi.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday evening May 7, 2002 from 6-9PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Wednesday 10AM in St. Peter & Paul's Church, 161 High St. Elmira with the Reverend Pat Connor and Dino's brother-in-law, Father Lee Love celebrating the Mass. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Guerrera by the Veterans Military Honor Guard of Chemung County. Memorial donations may be directed to St. Peter & Paul's Church in Dino's memory.
Rogers, Merritt D. "Happy"
A resident of South Ave. Elmira went home to be with his Lord on Sunday April 28, 2002 in St. Joseph's Hospital following a long illness at the age of 76.
"Happy" was born in Elmira the son of George and Ruth Polhamus Rogers. He is survived by his loving family; His wife of 56 years, Marilyn Owen Rogers of Elmira; daughters and sons-in-law, Marietta and Charles Beiling of Wellsburg; Bonnie and Floyd Bristow of Pine City; Terry and Roy Bonham of Wellsville, 8 grandchildren, Michelle (Lorin) Morgan, Michael Bonham, Brian (Missy) Bristow, LeNee (Brian) Gillette, Ryan Rogers, Jessica Bonham, James Bonham and Tiffanie Bristow; 7 great grandchildren, Cassie Mosher, Kayla Morgan, Stephanie Bristow, Drue Gillette, Keenan Bristow, Shauna-Michelle Bonham and Ethan Bristow; a sister and brother-in-law, Nellie and Richard Jackson of Elmira; a brother and sister-in-law, George and Sophia Rogers of UT; several nieces, nephews and cousins along with his cherished canine companions, "Bart and Lucy".
"Happy" was an avid NASCAR fan whose favorites were the Bodine brothers. For many years he worked at the Chemung Speedrome. He retired as a self-employed carpenter in 1980. "Happy" enjoyed time spent with his family and many friends.
His family will receive friends at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday May 2, 2002 from 12(noon)-2 PM and 4-6 PM. Funeral services will take place at the conclusion of visitation (6PM) with Merritt's brother-in-law, Pastor Jack Owens officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at his families convenience.
"A special thank you to all the doctors and nurses at St. Joseph's Hospital, especially the 3rd floor staff, who took such good care of "Happy" and who did so much to make him comfortable during his long illness and last days with us. God bless each of you."
Vockroth, Alfred K. "Alfie"
A longtime resident of the Southport community passed away at his home on Cedar St. Saturday morning, April 20, 2002.
Born on January 20, 1913 in Elmira, Alfie was the son of George and Helena Dobberstein Vockroth. He married the love of his life, Elizabeth "Betty" Wilsern on August 27, 1934. They have celebrated 68 wonderful years of friendship together. Alfie was employed in several jobs as a draftsman before operating his own business, Rennie's Grill in Elmira. He enjoyed socializing and made many friends through the 17 years he operated Rennie's Grill until his retirement. He was a life long member of the First United Church of Christ, the Elmira Elks Lodge # 62, and the Southport Historical Society. Alfie enjoyed fishing and watching the NY Yankee's. He was very proud of his family.
Surviving is his loving wife and friend, Betty Wilsern Vockroth of Southport; his daughters, E. Diane Sorino-Wood of Elmira; Helene L. Robeson of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and Madelyn (Joseph Esq.) Balok of Southport; grandchildren, Jacquelyn French, Jennifer L. (Michael) Alvaro, John L. (Teri) Sorino, Russell A. Robeson , Randall S. Robeson, and Kimberlee (Michael) Middaugh Esq.; 14 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren; a niece, Nancy Graham and a nephew, Richard (Betty) Vockroth along with many cousins and cherished friends.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday April 24, 2002 from 5-8 PM. Funeral services will take place in the funeral chapel at Caywood's at the conclusion of visitation (8 PM) with his pastor, the Reverend Howard L. Hunt officiating. Cremation will follow services at the Northern Bradford Crematory. Memorial donations may be directed to the First United Church of Christ; 160 Madison Ave. Elmira, NY 14901 or the Southport Historical Society; PO Box 146 Pine City, NY in Alfie's memory.
Officers and members of the Elmira Elks Lodge # 62 will meet at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, on Wednesday April 24 (4:45 PM) to conduct a service for our departed brother, Alfred K. Vockroth.
Jim Vorhees Jr.
Long, Harold R.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Saturday April 20, 2002 from 1-2 PM followed by a memorial service at 2 PM officiated by the Reverend William Vallett. The interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery Horseheads at the families convenience. Formerly of Orchard Park Rd. Pine City, Harold passed away Sunday evening, December 16, 2001 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility following an illness at the age of 86. Harold was cremated at the Northern Bradford Crematory.
Born on December 12, 1915, Harold served in the United States Army. He retired from Thatcher Glass as an electrician. His many interest included bowling, fishing, and keeping active with friends and family.
Surviving is his loving wife, Shirley Thayer Long of Pine City, a daughter and son-in-law, JoAnne and Everett Bennett of Helena, AL; a granddaughter, Darcy Bennett D'Errico of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Ruth Long of WV; a sister, Dorothy Bazzett of FL; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Long of Beaver Dams along with nieces and nephews. Harold was predeceased by his brother, John W. "Jack" Long Jr.
Formerly of Horseheads, passed away Friday afternoon, April 12, 2002 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility following an illness at the age of 63.
Born on June 30, 1938 in Elmira, Marian was the daughter of Robert Lee and Mary Ella Schlick Stamp. Aside from raising a large family, Marian devoted her life to caring for others in health care. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse who was employed at one time at the Chemung County Nursing Facility, Troy, PA Hospital and also at the John C. Lincoln Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. She attended the Elmira Wesleyan Church where she was very active in Bible Study Classes. She enjoyed time spent with her family and friends.
Surviving are her loving seven loving sons and daughters-in-law, Robert (Yvonne) Vosburgh of Ava, IL; William (Mary) Vosburgh of Pine City; Gary and Lois Vosburgh of East Smithfield, PA; Brian, Kevin, and David Vosburgh all of Elmira; and Gregory Vosburgh of Larnard, KS; 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, John Costley of Horseheads; nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Marian was predeceased by her daughter, Susan Vosburgh in 1998 and also by her sister, Anna Mae Costley and her brother, Robert Stamp.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens on Tuesday April 16, 2002 from 6-8 PM. A memorial service will follow visitation (8PM) with her pastor the Reverend Edward Crandall officiating. Marian was cremated at the Northern Bradford Crematory and her ashes will be scattered in the Grand Canyon. Memorial donations may be directed to the Elmira Wesleyan Church, 1100 S. Main St. Elmira, NY 14904 in her memory.
Betts, Barbara June
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 14, 2002. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Robert Betts; her daughter & son-in-law, Kathy and Scott Rosenheck; her beloved grandson, Jeff Rosenheck all of Pine City; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Signa and Gordon Bauman and Bernice and Marshall Conklin as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Frank & Signa Eggersdorf; and her brothers, Frank, Walter, Max, Ansel, Daniel and George and her sister, Lena Tinker. Barbara was a long-time resident of Montour Falls. She was an avid seamstress and owned the Mill End Fabric Shop for many years.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport from 12 (noon)-1 PM. Services will follow visitation (1PM) with the Reverend Eleanor Haber officiating. The interment will follow in Montour Cemetery, Montour Falls. The family will provide flowers and requests memorial donations be directed to the charity of ones choice in Barbara's memory.
Mason, Alice G.
A long time resident of Shelbourne St. in Horseheads passed away Monday evening August 26, 2002 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center at the age of 89. Born in Big Flats, Alice was the daughter of the late Fred and Anna Keller Hartman. She married James Mason on April 15, 1932 in Elmira Heights and he predeceased her on December 7, 1965. She was a member of the Wallace United Methodist Church. Her many interest included cookbooks, word puzzles, Yahtzee and caring for the many birds that shared her property. She leaves behind her endless hours of work in the many quilts she created throughout her life.
Alice was a devoted mother to her loving children who survive her, a daughter and son-in-law, Janice & Charles Kinney of Horseheads; a son and daughter-in-law, Ernest & Patricia Mason of Breesport; her grandchildren, Reverend Kathleen & Scott Greene, Lisa Bowers, Michael & Kim Kinney, David & Kristie Kinney, Wayne & Wendy Mason, Matthew & Sue Mason, Curtis Mason; sixteen great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews & cousins.
Alice was predeceased by her son, Richard James Mason in 1936 and her sister, Helena Rumsey. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday evening August 28, 2002 from 7-9PM and also on Thursday from
12(noon)-2 PM. Funeral services will take place at the conclusion of visitation on Thursday (2PM) with her granddaughter the Reverend Kathleen Greene officiating. Interment will follow in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Memorial donations may be directed to the Patient Care Fund of the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave. Elmira, NY 14905 in her memory.
Matteson, Margaret S.
Of Balsam St. Elmira passed away on Wednesday morning August 21, 2002 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following a brief illness at the age of 91. Born on June 30, 1911 in Towanda, PA, Margaret was the daughter of the late Charles and Gertrude Braund Brown. She was employed for many years for Mergenthaler Linotype Co. in Wellsboro, PA. She always cherished the time spent with her family, enjoyed caring for her home, knitting, crafts and sharing her wonderful sense of humor with a warm word and kind smile. Surviving is her loving family, sons and daughters-in-law, William & Sandra Slingerland of Springfield, IL; Carl & Mary Slingerland of Elmira; stepchildren, Cathy & Butch Labar of Erin; Vicki & John Smith of Elmira Heights; and Jolie Dunkle of Tampa, FL; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews along with her canine companion, Mutley. In addition to her parents, Margaret was predeceased by her husband, John Matteson in 1997 and her beloved daughter, Jackie Kelley in 2001.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Friday August 23, 2002 from 2-4 and 6-8PM. Funeral services will take place there on Saturday (11AM) with the Reverend Robert Clark officiating. Interment will be at the families convenience in Woodlawn National Cemetery.
Dunn, Glenn E. Jr.
A long time resident of 755 Hazel St. Southport, passed away Monday August 19, 2002 at the Veterans Nursing Home in Bath at the age of 79.
Born on June 11, 1923, Glenn was the son of the late Glenn E. and Delia Scott Dunn. He married Geraldine Little on June 12, 1945 in Wellsburg where they resided for many years. Glenn served in the United States Navy during WWII. A devoted husband, he is survived by his loving wife of over 57 years Geraldine Little Dunn of Southport; along with their children, Patricia D. & Clayton VanZile of Southport; Fran & EJ Pack of Horseheads; Timothy A. & Pamela Dunn of Elmira; Lori Updike & Artie Price of Elmira; Michele & Ted Hill of Horseheads; grandchildren, John & Karo Travis, Shawn, Clay & Jesse VanZile, Amy Tulanowski, Jolianne Halstead, Andrew, Taylor & Tanner Dunn, Sara, Jaron & Jack Updike, Katie Dunn, Kristen Bailey, & Jeremy Dunn; sisters-in-law, Mae Buchanan of Erin; Alice Doan & Sandy Little both of Chemung; a brother-in-law, Joseph Viselli of Elmira; along with several great grandchildren, nieces & nephews.
All services will be private and held at the families convenience. Interment will take place in Forest lawn Memorial Park with full military honors. Glenn's family request that you honor him by sending flowers to brighten someone's day that you care for or by giving to the charity of your choice in his memory.
Watts, John Jr. "Jack"
A longtime resident of Dutch Hill Rd. passed away very unexpectedly Monday afternoon, August 5, 2002 after starting his day as he did so many before, working on his beloved farm at the age of 66.
Born on February 25, 1936, Jack was the son of John W. and Ruth VanHorn Watts and later served in the US Army. Jack married Gail McDonald on July 12, 1958. Together with his family he has operated his family dairy farm, Celestial Acres, for the last 42 years. He was a member of the Chemung County Farm Bureau and the Holstein Assoc. Much enjoyment was found in the outdoors, the independence of self employment, and caring for his family which include his loving wife of 44 years, Gail McDonald Watts; their children, a daughter, Kim (Allen) Watts of Houston, TX; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark & Brenda Watts and Jim Watts all of Pine City; granddaughters, Nikole, Rebecca and Sarah; sister's Virginia (Kenneth) Bush, Dorothy, Evans, Betty (Stanley) Harris, Martha Cicconi, and Helen Gradwahl; along with several aunts uncles nieces and nephews and cherished friends.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday August 7, 2002 from 7-9PM and also on Thursday from 12 noon-2PM Funeral services will follow visitation on Thursday (2PM) committal services will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Watts. Memorial donations may be directed to the charity of one's choice in Jack's memory.
Rice, James M.
Passed away on Sunday August 4, 2002 at the Bath Veterans Hospital following an illness at the age of 51.
Jim was born on June 1, 1951 the son of John R. Rice & Mary Caywood Rice. He attended helicopter school in VA, after which he served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War where he was a gunner on a helicopter and received numerous service awards and achieved the rank of Private. Jim enjoyed motorcycles, swimming, time spent caring for his pets and the company of his loving family.
Surviving is his daughter, Hope Buell of Elmira; his grandchildren, Brett & Mitchell; his loving mother, Mary Rice of Elmira Heights; sister's, Rosalie & Mark Polovick of Elmira and Cockeysville, MD; and Connie Weale of El Segundo, CA; a niece, Tammy Grosch; nephews, Chad Polovick, Rob & Anne Polovick; his aunts and uncle, Joyce Felder of VT; Betty Morgan of Millport; and Arthur & Montene Caywood of Wellsburg; and many cousins.
Jim was predeceased by his father, John R. Rice; his grandmother, Hazel MacDougal Caywood Tift Robbins; his uncles, Harold Morgan and James Caywood who was killed in the line of duty during WWII. Private services will take place at the families convenience with the interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery officiated by the Reverend Donald Rockwell.
Cary, Howard C.
Formerly of Mt. Zoar St. Southport and presently of Murfreesboro, TN passed away Friday July 26, 2002 following an illness.
Born on April 17, 1920, Howard was the son of the late Fay and Agnes Anderson Cary. He served in the United States Marines during WWII. Howard married Marjorie Griswold on May 13, 1954 and she predeceased him on June 28, 2000. Together they enjoyed caring for their home and time spent with family and friends. Howard was well known in the area as an Insurance Agent for Prudential Insurance. He was a long time member of Bethany Lutheran Church. Following Marjories passing he has resided in Murfreesboro, TN with his loving son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Darlene Cary; also surviving are his brothers and sisters-in-law, Fay and Barbara Cary and Roger and Pauline Cary; a sister Gretchen Kizer who live out of town; a sister-in-law, Lucille Sykes of Elmira; and a longtime cherished friend of who he thought of as a son, George Poley and his family of Southport.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Monday evening July 29, 2002 from 6-8 PM and on Tuesday morning from 9-11AM. Funeral services will follow visitation on Tuesday (11AM) with his pastor the Reverend Ann Cassler officiating. The interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at his families convenience. Memorial donations may be directed to the Bethany Lutheran Church, 256 Walnut St. Elmira, NY 14903 or the Chemung County ASPCA, 2435 St RT 352 Elmira, NY 14903 in Howard's memory.
Doan, Jean M.
A long time resident of South Broadway, Wellsburg passed away unexpectedly at St. Joseph's Hospital on Wednesday morning July 24, 2002 at the age of 77.
Born on January 9, 1925 Jean was the daughter of Lyman C. and Mildred I. Cowan Oberist. Jean's love of children lead her into education. She received her teaching degree and was employed with the Elmira City School District for over 20 years. Jean taught at several schools including Diven and Parley Coburn until her retirement. She was a life long member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where she was a Church Elder and Deacon. A member of the VFW Rex Field Post # 901 of Elmira; an active Scout and Den Mother; and a supportive wife, mother and friend.
Surviving is her husband of 32 years, Herb Doan; her children, James (Sheila) Vondracek of Pine City; Thomas (Sheila) Vondracek of Hornell; Cheryl (David) Mattison of Elmira; Stephanie (Harry) Brooks of Ohatchee, AL; Maryann (Larry) Dean of Elmira; her step children, Tom (Judy) Doan of Umatilla, FL; Larry (Donna) Doan of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; Louise Cooper of Montour Falls; Cathy (Jim) Hall of Greensboro, NC; Roxie Doan (Kevin Terry) of Odessa; a sister Rose Mary (Carl) Mattison of Rochester; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Friday July 26, 2002 from 9-11 AM. Funeral services will take place there at the conclusion of visitation (11AM) with her pastor, the Reverend Cathryn S. Black officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be directed to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1009 Maple Ave, Elmira, NY 14904 in Jean's memory.
Hardenstine, Paul A.
A longtime resident of 534 Schuyler Ave. Elmira went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning July 16, 2002 at his home under the care of his family and Southern Tier Hospice.
Born on May 17, 1915 in Sayre, PA to Peter and Alice Gowan Hardenstine. Paul was one of 4 brothers and 8 sisters who have all predeceased him. He spent 59 wonderful years of marriage with Ardis Hardenstine who predeceased him this last February. He was a machinist and foremen for Trayer Products. His life long calling has always been farming from his youth and throughout his life Paul enjoyed working in the soil and sharing his harvest with his neighbors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, family gatherings and time spent with his cherished friends. He was a member of the Fassett Baptist Church where he enjoyed the fellowship of his church family.
Surviving are his loving children, a daughter and son-in-law, Arleah and Elwin Fitch of Tucson, AZ; and a 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, nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday July 18, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral services will take place in the Fassett Baptist Church on Friday morning at 11AM with his pastor and friend the Reverend Donald Rockwell officiating. Committal services will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira. Memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd, Corning, NY 14830 or the Fassett Baptist Church, RR2 Box 92 Gillett, PA 16925 in Paul's memory.
Morris, Richard "Dick"
Who resided in Lowman with his loving wife, Beth Morris; passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday June 25, 2002 at their cottage on Lake Moraine in Madison County, NY at the age of 69.
From the time Richard entered this world on August 18, 1932 the son of the late Leland and Leona Howe Morris, he has remained constantly active. He graduated from Southside High School in 1951 where he was a star basketball and baseball player. After school he served in the Naval Reserve. Richard married his first wife, Mary Pauline Watts Morris in 1951 and she predeceased him in 1994. He was a self employed Insurance Agent for many years. His many interest have included, seeing the world from the pilots seat in an airplane, hunting, woodworking, NASCAR, and his trips to hunt for gem stone and minerals in AZ. Dick's greatest joy was time spent with family and quiet times by himself at his second home on Lake Moraine where he enjoyed sail boating. He was a member of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church. Always freely giving of himself to help others, Richard was a member in the Southport Kiwanis Club, the Gem and Mineral Club of Sayre, PA and Lake Havasu, AZ, a former volunteer firemen at several departments throughout his life, the Lake Marine Assoc. Board in Hamilton, NY, a Boy Scout Leader, a former member of the Jaycees, a Shaklee Distributor, and formerly served his community on the Town Board of Wellsburg. His strong character, sense of humor and warm smile will always be remembered.
Surviving is his loving wife and companion for the last 9 years, Beth Morris; Richard's children, Robert Morris of Sarasota, FL; Jo Marie & Wayne Collins of Garland, TX; Margery VanWormer of Hobart; Carolyne Cesari of Clinton; step-daughters, Stephanie & Joel Moore of Watkins Glen; Lisa & Eric Lawrenz of Lowman; a sister, Vivian & Fred Benn of New Smyrna Beach, FL; a brother, Bruce Morris of Wellsburg; an aunt, Alberta & Revilo VanHorn of Himrod; mother-in-law, Myra Thomas of N. Chemung; nine grandchildren, ten step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins. In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by his daughter, Dr. Barbara Morris; his infant brother, Leland Jr. Morris; a sister Marlene Morris; and his former mother-in-law, Flora Carpenter.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday July 2, 2002 from 5-8PM. Funeral services will take place on Wednesday (11AM) in the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church with his pastor and cherished friend the Reverend Harry Barrigar officiating. Interment services will follow in the Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Morris.
Memorial Donations may be directed to the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, RR 3 Box 222 Gillett, PA 16925 in Richards's memory.
Rosenheck, Manford "Manny"
Passed away peacefully at the Chemung County Nursing Facility on Sunday June 23, 2002.
He is survived by his son, Scott, daughter-in-law, Kathy and beloved grandson, Jeff; all of Pine City as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and cherished friends. He was especially close to his niece Frann Paltrowitz Albert and her family, Harvey Albert, Marc Albert, Nikki Beth Albert and Alisa Albert Figueroa. He was predeceased by Adeline, his loving wife of 52 years on June 13, 2002; his father and mother, Max Rosenheck and Rebecca Mollemet Rosenheck; his brother, Samuel Rosenheck and his sister, Nettie Rosenheck Paltrowitz.
He was a lifelong resident of Elmira graduating form Elmira High School, Cornell University and Cornell Law School. He was admitted to the Bar in 1939 and began practicing here in Elmira. He was a past president of the Chemung County Bar Association, and a former trustee of the Supreme Court Law Library. Manny had a life long passion for sports and is a member of the local Halls of Fame in softball, baseball, bowling and billiards. He also enjoyed fishing, golf, his cottage on Keuka Lake and above all, his family.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday June 25, 2002 at (3PM) for a memorial service officiated by Rabbi Mimi Biatch. Burial will take place in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery in the family plot at their convenience. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the charity of one's choice in his memory.
Rosenheck, Adeline Mary Dalora
Passed away peacefully at home on June 13, 2002. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Manford "Manny" Rosenheck; a son and daughter-in-law, Scott & Kathy and her beloved grandson, Jeff Rosenheck all of Pine City; a dear friend and aunt, Rose Davis as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and cherished friends. She was predeceased by her father and mother, Anthony S. & Jennie Lee Davis Dalora; her brother, Joseph Dalora; and her sister, Rose Dalora Guild; She was a lifelong communicant of St. Mary's Church in Elmira. Adeline was a graduate of Southside High School in Elmira and was a legal secretary for many years. She then married her boss and became a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. Her passions included golf, her cottage on Keuka Lake, weekly card games with her friends, and above her family.
At her request there will be no calling hours. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Saturday June 15, 2002 (10:30AM) for a memorial service officiated by the Reverend Richard Farrell. Cremation will take place at the Northern Bradford Crematory with the interment in the family plot in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at her families convenience. Memorial donations may be directed to the charity of one's choice in Adeline's memory.