"Obituaries are often the last tribute we offer to someone. They encompass a life lived and share the richness of one's presence."

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Norman S. Burt

Gillett, PA

Age 74, Passed away at home, Fri. Nov. 19, 2021 following a decline in health. A service will be announced at a later date.

Larry Young

Elmira NY

Age 69, passed away Tues. Nov. 23, 2021 following a brief illness. Larry was born on March 25, 1952 in Elmira to Elden and Eleanor (Ripley) Young. A 1970 Southside Highschool graduate, Larry was a hardworking family man. He was employed by Dresser Rand and Hilliard Corp. for over 30 years. He enjoyed restoring old automobiles in his free time and was an active member in the Millerton Wesleyan Church. His greatest joy was spending time with family members and friends. He is survived by his son Brian Young and daughter Kristy (Kamal) Bradford of Elmira; three grandchildren, Tianna Young, Kai and Selena Bradford of Elmira; brothers Blair (Chris) Young and Mark (Jane) Young of Millerton, PA; sister, Marcia (Felix) Lukenbill of Auburn NY; several nieces, nephews and other family members. A celebration of life service will take place at Millerton Wesleyan Church, 5174 Main St. Millerton, PA 16936 on December 4, 2021. The celebration will take place at 10:00 AM with the service at 11:00 AM. Interment of his ashes will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY at the family’s convenience. Any donations/flowers in memory of Larry can be made to Millerton Wesleyan Church.

Wilbur E. “Willie” Crumb

Pine City, NY

Age 89, passed away Fri. Nov. 26, 2021 unexpectedly. Born on Mar. 2, 1932 in Roseville, PA son of the late, Ernest & Rennie Knickerbocker Crumb. He grew up on the family farm on Pumpkin Hill in Roseville, PA and graduated from Mansfield High School. From an early age, he learned the importance of a strong work ethic and provided well for his family.  Willie married the love of his life, Gloria Skoreski on May 1, 1955.  They moved to Colorado Springs where he served two years in the Army.  He was a carpenter by trade, working at National Homes and a variety of independent contractors. He retired in 1997 after many years of dedicated service. An avid outdoorsman, Willie was at his happiest in the outdoors, enjoying hunting, fishing, gardening, bird watching or simply appreciating the beauty of all around him.  He would spend hours watching all the animals and birds that came to his wooded property.  Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion of 66 years, Gloria Skoreski Crumb, Pine City, NY; their children, Delores “Lori” Crumb Negri, Elmira, NY; Darceille (Marty) Mucci, Rochester, NY; Debra (Robert) Quigley, Villanova, PA; grandchildren, Nick (Carissa) Mucci, Brent (Amy) Mucci, Alexander “Alex” Crumb, Andrew Quigley and Lola Quigley; four great grandchildren, Cameron, Eva, Clayton and Claire; and his brother, Lester; along with many nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to his parents, Willie was predeceased by his beloved son, David Crumb and beloved son-in-law, Anthony “Tony” Negri. He was also predeceased by his siblings, Evelyn, Lois, Donald, Otto “Joe” and Richard. In honor of his wishes, services will be private at the family’s convenience.  An interment will be planned at a later date with extended family and friends at the Mainesburg Cemetery, Mainesburg, PA. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Mainesburg Cemetery Association, PO Box 87, 4007 Roosevelt Highway, Mainesburg, PA  16932. 

Congdon, Lynn

Fassett, PA

Age 83, passed away Fri. Nov. 19, 2021 following declining health. Born on Jan. 15, 1938 in Canton, PA; son of the late, Edward Ballard & Edith Congdon. From an early age, Lynn learned the value and rewards of hard work. As a child he worked on the family farm as an adult he was the founder and proprietor of Lyncon Tool Co., Fassett, PA. He was married to Barbara Ann Benson and she predeceased him earlier this year on Feb 11, 2021. Always active, Lynn was an outdoorsman who enjoyed many trips out west to hunt Elk. Locally, he enjoyed archery shoots and rifle competitions. Lynn was a former Deacon at Fassett Baptist Church and was a former member of the South Creek Fire Dept. Surviving is his loving family, children, Tanya Renee (David) Decker, Gillett, PA; David Shaun (Becky) Congdon, Honeoye, NY; and Barbara Lynn (Chris) Valero, Fassett, PA; 3 grandchildren, Bryce (Beate) Valero, Brandon Valero, and Katelynn Decker; 3 great grandchildren, Eli and Trudy Valero, and Riot Amelia Brown; siblings, Thomas (Jeannette) Congdon, Collette (Marvin) Roberts, Colleen Kane, Marge (Tom) Burkert, and Christine Ballard and their families; a brother-in-law, Gene (Louise) Benson, Fassett, PA; nieces, nephews and many family friends. In addition to his parents, Edward Ballard & Edith Congdon Kane; and loving wife, Barbara Ann Congdon; Lynn was predeceased by his cherished grandson, Kyle Decker; his loving grandparents, Lynn & Belle Congdon; and a brother-in-law, Jack Benson. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, NY 14904 on Sat. Nov. 27, 2021 between the hours of 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 1:15 p.m. with Pastor Mickey Cavanaugh officiating and service’s will be streamed on Caywood’s Facebook page. Burial will be at the family’s convenience and Lynn will be laid to rest in the Gillett Cemetery beside his wife, Barbara Benson Congdon. Memorials may be directed to the South Creek Rod & Gun Club, 585 Roaring Run Rd. Gillett, PA 16925 in his memory.

Erma Warner

Gillett, PA

Age 92, passed away Wednesday November 17, 2021 following declining health after living a long and full life. Erma was born on March 6, 1929 in Armenia Township near Troy, PA and was the daughter of the late, Ed & Sara Issacs Lathrop. She married Harold E. Warner Jr. in 1948 and he predeceased her in 2008. Together they shared a wonderful life. A homemaker, Erma loved the Christmas season and all the decorating that came with it. She enjoyed collecting dolls, crafting, growing iris, quilting and most of all family times. She was employed by Westinghouse and RKB. Surviving is her loving family: Children, Albert E. Warner, Gillett; Donald R. (Waneta) Warner, Bentley Creek, PA; Lynn G. (Karen) Warner, Bentley Creek, PA; and Debbie A. (Don) Lofstrom, Fairport, NY; grandchildren, Jason (Helen) Warner, William Warner, Sara (Chris) Kepner, Matthew (Tracy) Warner, and Calvin Warner; and nine beloved great grandchildren: Christopher, Brennan, Emma, Savannah, Wyatt, Mathias, Lily, Samuel and Macy. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, NY, on Fri. Nov. 26, 2021 from 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. A private funeral officiated by Pastor Mickey Cavanaugh can be viewed later that day on Caywood’s Facebook page. Burial will be at the Beech Flats Cemetery, East Canton, PA at the family’s convenience. In lieu of flowers Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Hereatha “Hector” Herrick

Southport

Age 75 passed away on Mon. Nov. 15, 2021 following declining health. Born on May 7, 1946 in Elmira “Hector” as she was lovingly nicknamed was the daughter of the late, Arthur L. & Hertha L. Davenport McDermott. She graduated from Notre Dame High School Class of 64 and was employed by many local banks, retiring after 38 years of dedicated service to BSB Bank and Trust. She was a loving and devoted wife to her husband, Paul Herrick Jr. who passed away in 1997. A lifelong communicant of St. Mary’s Church, her interests included reading, taking walks, spending time with family, and her love of butterflies and flowers. Surviving are her loving siblings, Charles (Linda) McDermott, Michael (Dottie) McDermott, Christina (Greg Koski) Miller, and Arthur (Marla Doan) McDermott; several nieces, nephews, and family friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her siblings, Daniel J. McDermott and Peggy M. Paciorek. Special thanks to the wonderful caregivers who went above and beyond to help “Hector” in her fight against Alzheimer’s. Her family is so grateful she, this last October to enjoy a wonderful family get together in the Walk for Alzheimer’s. Family & friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Tues. Nov. 23, 2021 between the hours of 10-11:30 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11:30 a.m. and will be streamed on Caywood’s Facebook page with burial to follow in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery beside her husband, Paul Herrick Jr. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave. Fl. 17 Chicago, IL 6601(www.alz.org) in her memory.

 

Constance L. Fish “Connie”

Southport

Age 73 passed away on Fri. Oct. 29, 2021 following declining health. Born on Nov. 2, 1947 in Elmira, NY; daughter of the late, Roy A. Jr. & Ellen Marie MacSweeney Spencer. Connie graduated from Southside High School, after which she pursued a long career as a Registered Nurse having been employed by St. Joseph’s Hospital for over 30 years. Connie married her best friend, Dannie E. Fish Sr., and together they shared 53 wonderful years together, until his passing on May 4, 2021. Connie enjoyed BINGO, bowling, crocheting, and playing computer games. A homemaker, she and Dannie were always at their children’s sporting events. Surviving is their loving son, Tim (Paula) Fish; grandchildren, Gregory (Autumn) Fish, Geoffrey Fish, Jared (Yolanda) Fish, Jesse (Jade) Fish, Andrew Fish and Abby Fish; great-grandchildren, Alex Gublo, Greg Fish Jr. Oliva Fish, and Paisley Fish; daughter-in-law, Michele Fish; nieces, and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Connie was predeceased by her son, Dannie E. Fish Jr. in 2013; a sister, Kathleen (Bill) Lovell; brother, Roy A. Spencer III; sisters-in-law, Julia Fish and Helen Fish; brother-in-law, Robert Fish. A celebration for both Connie and Dannie will take place at the Pine City Fire Department’s Hall on Thursday November 4, 2021 from 5-7 PM with private family time following.

Shirley M. Owens

Pine City

Age 82 passed away, Tue. Oct. 26, 2021 following declining health. Born on Mar.14, 1939 in Blossburg, PA daughter of the late, Stanley & Katherine Page Perkowski. Shirley had a zest for life; enjoying crafts, playing cards, and spending time with her family, friends, and her beloved “Toby” the cat. She was past president of the Southport Gold Card Club and attended the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church. She was married to Theodore “Leroy” Owens who predeceased her. Surviving is her loving family; children, Darlene (David) Bachman, Pine City, NY; Jeffrey (Kimberly) Owens, Millerton, PA; granddaughters, Emily (Kevin) Kozemko and Katie (Joe) Dieterle; 7 great grandchildren; sister, Connie (Amy Craven) Noto. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Stanley Perkowski Jr. Family & friends will be received at Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, 1238 Penn. Ave. Pine City, NY 14871 on Sun Oct 31, 2021 between the hours of 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 3:15 p.m. Burial will take place at the family’s convenience in Bath National Cemetery, where Shirley will rest with her husband, “Leroy”.

Susan A. Hagen Palmer Freeman

Southport, NY

Age 82 passed away at home on Monday October 25, 2021 following declining health.  Born on May 7, 1939 in Ft. Edward, NY; Susan was the daughter of the late Pierce and Harriet Thomas Hagen.  She was predeceased by her son, Lee. She is survived by her loving family, husband, James (Jim) A. Freeman; and eleven children together, Lee (Anna Cleveland) Palmer, Steven (Colleen) Palmer, Alison (Jeff Baker) Palmer, Jeff (Debbie) Freeman, Dennis Freeman, Walter (Mindi) Freeman, Rodney (Sue) Freeman, Peter (MaryEllen) Freeman, Joel (Paula) Freeman, Ben (Trisha Kraack) Freeman, Zane (Jennifer) Freeman; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A caregiver by nature, Susan retired from the Chemung County Health Department as a home health-aide and as a WIC counselor.  She enjoyed reading, helping others at New Beginnings United Methodist Church Food Pantry, and most of all - family times. Family and friends will be received at New Beginnings United Methodist Church, 300 E. Miller St., Elmira, NY 14904 on October 30, 2021 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 (noon). A Celebration of her life will follow at 12:15 p.m. at the church.  Masks will be required. Internment will take place at the Seneca Union Cemetery, Valois, NY at her family’s convenience.

Baby Daniel Thomas Wylie Jr.

Southport

Became an Angel on Tues. Oct. 19, 2021. Though he only spent a moment in our arms, he will live a lifetime in our hearts. His visit may have been brief but he impacted many people. Surviving are his parents, Daniel & Christina Steel Wylie; big sister, Emarie Wylie; maternal family, grandmother, Linda (Dan) Walburn; grandfather, Bob (Jamie) Steel; uncles, Brian (Laura) Steel; David Steel and Jimmy (Nancy) Steel; paternal family, grandmother, Roseann Wylie; aunt, Tina Wylie; and numerous other family members and friends. All services will take place privately and Daniel will be laid to rest in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery, Elmira. Special thanks to all who have held our family in your prayers and thoughts. Condolences may be left for the family on Caywood’s Facebook Page.

 

Gleason, Florence Mae

Elmira

Age 89, went home to be with the Lord on Sun. Oct. 17, 2021 after a long and full life. Born on May 27, 1932 in Dixie Run, PA, daughter of the late, Charles W. & Lorda E. Blackwell Crawford. From a young age Florence learned the value of hard work. She was a coal miner’s daughter. As an adult, she was employed for many years at A&P Foods and in later years, Harold’s Army and Navy Store. She was an active member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church for many years. Her interests included being a homemaker and caring for her loving children and their family’s. Florence is survived by her two loving daughters, Ella Mae (Jim) Bockus, Middlebury Center, PA and Ann Iona Monroe, Elmira; grandchildren, Jennifer, James, Melissa, Andrea and Jamie; several great grandchildren, a sister, Selby Jean Pier. In addition to her parents and husband, Florence was predeceased by her son, Charles Earl Haner; a grandson, “Chuckie” E. Haner and stepson, Michael “Mikey” Sills; siblings, Charles Wesley Crawford and Marjory Faye Mascho; friend and companion, David Letson and his family. Family & friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Thur. Oct. 21, 2021 between the hours of 11 a.m. – 12 (noon). Funeral services will follow at 12:15 p.m. and will be streamed on Caywood’s Facebook page. Florence will be laid to rest beside her beloved, Harvey, in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family requests unvaccinated to please wear a mask.

Miller, Caroline

Elmira

Age 91, passed away on Tues. Sept. 28, 2021, following declining health. Born on Dec. 2, 1929 in Mansfield, daughter of the late, Lloyd & Margaret Hager Austin. Caroline married the love of her life, Frederick Miller on June 29, 1949, and they shared 53 years of wonderful marriage until his passing in 2003. A homemaker, diligent wife and mother, Caroline strived for her cherished family. From 1960, she was an active member of the First Church of the Nazarene. A natural caregiver, she also worked as a cook for Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Her interests included following the NY Yankees and enjoying a good old Western. She is survived by her three loving children, Frederick Miller Jr., FL, Ray (Lillian) Miller, Long Island, and Lori (Wayne) Horton, Horseheads; 18 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Caroline was predeceased by two children, Randy and Daniel Miller; siblings, Lyle Austin, Dale Austin and Leona Sempler; A celebration of Caroline’s life was held privately with burial in the Mainesburg Cemetery, Mainesburg, PA where she is resting with her beloved Frederick.

Hadlock, George “Bob”

Elmira, NY

Age 90, passed away at comfortably at his home on Thur. Sept. 23, 2021. Born on June 23, 1931, in Athens, PA, son of the late, George & Margaret Barton Hadlock. From an early age, Bob had a strong work ethic. He was employed by the Elmira City School District in the maintenance dept. for 27 years. He was a loving and supportive husband to his cherished wife, Grace E. (Fisher) Hadlock until her passing in 1998. Bob was an outdoorsman. “The Preacher” loved to talk with family and friends and will be greatly missed by those who loved him. Surviving are his children, Todd (Peggy) Hadlock, Pine City, NY; and Tammy Hadlock, Las Vegas, NV; granddaughters, Sabrina (Jason) Andrews, Brittany (Mike Cobaugh) Hadlock, Katey Hadlock; great grandchildren, Olivia Andrews, Mason and Addison Cobaugh; brother, Richard (Marilyn) Hadlock; sisters, Susan Edger and Doris Barton; several nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to his parents and wife, Bob was predeceased by his brothers, William E. Frederick and Thomas Hadlock; and his great granddaughter, Grace “Gracie” Margaret Andrews. Family & friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Mon. Oct. 4, 2021 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. Funeral services will take place on Tue. Oct. 5, 2021 at 11 a.m. and will be streamed on Caywood’s Facebook page with interment to follow in Fitzsimmons Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to C.U.R.E., Childhood Cancer Assoc. Inc. 200 Westfall Rd. Rochester, NY 14620 www.curekidscancer.com in memory of his great-granddaughter, Grace Andrews. 

Comfort, Lillian D.

Elmira, NY

Age 75, passed away at Elcor Health Services on Mon. Sep. 20, 2021 following declining health. Born on Dec. 1, 1945, in Elmira, daughter of the late, Clifford G. Eva Harvey Carpenter. She married the love of her life, Alan D. Comfort in 1964. Together, they shared 57 years of wonderful marriage. They were longtime members of the Fassett Baptist Church. A dedicated homemaker, Lillian enjoyed caring for her family who survive; husband and companion, Alan D. Comfort; their children, Alan D. Jr. (Theresa) Comfort, Pine City; Lisa (Eugene) Balmer, Southport; grandchildren, Jessica (William) Balmer, Julie Balmer, Jenna Balmer with (Romario Brown), Corissa Comfort with (Joe Soprano), Courtney Comfort with (Caleb Biddle and son, Emmett) Gracelynn and Jaxson; great grandchildren, Olivia, Kyree, Freddie, Lydia, Sophia, and Kayssanya; siblings, William (Vivian) Carpenter, Erma Cory, and Myrtle Kliner; several nieces, nephews and family friends. In addition to her parents, Lillian was predeceased by a great granddaughter, Ja-Leyia E. Balmer; her siblings, Bob, Clifford, Lester, Merle Carpenter along with an infant. Family & friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Mon. Sep. 27, 2021 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 6:15 p.m. and will be streamed on Caywood’s Facebook page.

Beatrice E. “Bee” Stephens

Pine City, NY

Age 98, passed away on Saturday September 18, 2021 after living a long and wonderful life. Born on July 23, 1923 in Utica, NY; daughter of the late Charles A. & Mary A. Roberts Emerich. She married Robert Stephens on September 6, 1947 and he predeceased her on April 3, 1978. From an early age Bee appreciated a hard work ethic in conjunction with a solid education. She earned her Bachelors of Science in physical education from SUNY Cortland and her Masters of Science in Health Science and Physical Therapy from the University of Iowa. Bee was modest of the accomplishments she achieved in her lifetime. Two awards in particular that she was most proud of include the Jefferson Award for Volunteers and the Louise Cilla Award from the United States Tennis Association. Bee was an admired teacher and role model at Southside High School where she instructed Physical Education for over 30 years. She had the uncanny ability to both silence a room with a stern look and make you belly laugh from a well timed comment.  Bee wore many hats during her time there including organizing the Marchers, directing the Twirlers, and coaching women’s basketball and softball. Southside High School named the softball field in her name. Bee was a strong advocate for women’s athletics. She was inducted into the Chemung County Sports Hall of Fame as well as the Section IV Hall of Fame as a result of her many contributions to high school athletics. Bee was on the NYSPHSAA executive committee where she advocated for Title IX and equality in women’s sports. The Kiwanis Bee Stephens Female Athlete of the Year award is handed out annually in her name. She shared her quick wit with those around her.  Fiercely independent, Bee was very active and could often be found on the golf course, at Bethany Lutheran Church, attending various sporting events, or playing a hand or two of cards with her family around the dining room table. She also felt it was important to give back to her community. Once Bee retired from teaching, she took approximately 1 day to relax and then immediately filled her days with volunteering. She spent 32 years giving her time to Meals on Wheels, the Clemens Center, and Arnot Ogden Medical Center. At the young age of 95, she decided to officially retire from her volunteer work. Bee truly embodied the phrase “You don’t stop playing because you get old. You get old because you stop playing.” Surviving is her loving family, son and daughter in law, Michael & Patty Stephens of Pine City, NY with their children, Lucy Stephens (David Ellis), Zachary Stephens, Mary Stephens (Jarritt Zerby); daughter-in-law, Cathy Stephens of Millerton, PA with her children, Melissa (Michael) Hutcheson, Robert (Tabatha) Stephens; five great grandchildren, Avery Hutcheson, Riley, Elliott, Emerich, and Strider Stephens; along with several nieces, nephews, and many friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Bee was predeceased by her beloved son, Mark Stephens; her brother, Charles A. Emerich Jr.; and her sister, Dorothy Peterson. Family and friends will be received at Bethany Lutheran Church, 256 S. Walnut St. Elmira, NY 14904 on Thursday September 23, 2021 at 11 a.m. for a Celebration of her Life with Rev. Roger Behrens and Rev. Richard Farrell co-celebrants. Pallbearers will be Zach Stephens, Rob Stephens, Jarritt Zerby, David Ellis, Mike Hutcheson and Bob VanDeBogart. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Meals on Wheels, 409 William St. Elmira, NY14901 or the Children’s Miracle Network, Elmira Medical Arts Center, 571 St. Joseph’s Blvd. Suite 102, Elmira, NY 14901 in her memory.

William R. “Bill” Spencer

Elmira

Age 80, passed away on Thurs. Sept. 15, 2021. Born on Sept. 7, 1941 in Elmira, son of the late, Charles H. & Cleone K. Kuykendall Spencer. Dedicated to his country, Bill served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1959 to 1963. Bill continued serving his community as a Correctional Officer in the N.Y.S. Dept. of Corrections in Elmira for many years. His interests included playing cards, horses, traveling and most of all, spending time with his cherished family. He is survived by a former wife and friend, Carolyn Meisner Spencer; children, Nelson Spencer, Watkins Glen and Desirea (Thomas) Sullivan, Elmira; three grandchildren, Taylor, Ashley Sullivan, and Kristine Spencer with her children, (great grandchildren) Willie, Alanna and Izzy Walker; sister, Sharon Braden, Elmira; in-laws, Carl Meisner, Naomi Meisner, Robert Meisner, Howard (Sue) Henry, Chuck (Kathy) Henry, Alice Barnes, Sandy Henry and Eileen Henry; nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Bill is predeceased by a brother, Charles M. Spencer; brothers-in-law, Lee Braden, James and Daniel Meisner. Family and friends will be received on Tues. Sep. 21, 2021 between the hours of 10 a.m. – 12 (noon) Funeral services will follow at 12:15 p.m. with military honors accorded. The service will be streamed on Caywood’s Facebook page followed by burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Richard L. Thornton

Southport, NY

Age 80, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Wed. Sept. 15, 2021. Born on Sept. 25, 1940, in Bellefontaine, OH, son of the late, Paul & Ruth Young Thornton. In service to his country, Richard served in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1965. He married the love of his life, Joyce Saxbury in 1965. Together, they shared 56 years of wonderful marriage until his passing. A dedicated hardworking man, Richard was employed for many years by Flickinger Corp., retiring from Thomas & Betts Corp. Richard was a well-known bowler; he had a passion for woodworking, and was an avid fan of NASCAR, most of all he loved spending time with his cherished grandchildren. In addition to his loving wife and companion, Joyce, Richard is survived by his two daughters, Cathy Facey, Elmira, and Kristine Fritsch, West Bend, WI; four grandchildren, Paul (Tara) Facey, Nicole Facey, Austin and Alexa Fritsch; four great-grandchildren, Harvey, Jah-nya, Makenna and Ellie. In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by a sister, Barbara Allmon. In honor of his wishes, there will be no services.

Norma Phillips

Pine City

Age 92, went home to be with her Lord & Savior, Thur. Sep. 2, 2021 following a long and full life. Born on April 5, 1929 in Troy, PA; daughter of the late, Samuel E. & Odetta Carpenter Criss. She was a loving wife to her husband, William R. Phillips for nearly 50 years until his passing in 1999. Together they operated Phillips and Sons Unlimited, Pine City, NY. After his passing she continued to operate the family business to present day with the help of her cherished assistant, Cindy Rohr. In previous years, Norma was employed by J.C. Penny, LeValley McLeod, E. Spaulding Bakeries, and Decker Construction. After giving her heart to the Lord, Norma was an active member at the Mosherville Baptist Bible Church for many years. She enjoyed the mild winters in Virginia with her family. Surviving are her two sons, Greg (Susan) Phillips, AZ; and Terry (Cathy) Phillips, VA; 6 grandchildren, Andria (Joseph) Kobylinski, William (Marla) Phillips, Lucas (Francesca) Phillips, Alexis (Thomas) Daddio, Mitchell Phillips, and Emma Phillips; 8 great grandchildren, Harper, Everly, Juniper, Hazel, Dominic, Luca, Thomas, and Noah; sister-in-law, Teddie Criss; nieces, nephews, and dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Norma was the last of 7 children and was predeceased by her siblings, Bessie (Bill) Baker, Samuel Jr. (Jeannette) Criss, Calvin (Martha) Criss, Augusta (Carl) Bennett, Marjorie (John Earl) McCullum, and Frank Criss; along with Ona (Leonard) Smith, who she loved like a sister. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway Elmira/Southport, NY 14904 on Thurs. Sep. 9, 2021 between the hours of 10 a.m. – 12 (noon). Funeral Services will follow at 12:15 p.m. with her pastor and friends, Ted M. Rich officiating. Graveside services will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery where she will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband, William R. Phillips.

Shawn W. Loud

Millerton, PA

Age 33, passed away Wed. Aug. 25, 2021 in Lewisburg, PA as the result of an accident. Born on May 24, 1988 in Elmira, Shawn was the son of Steven & Michele Dolan Loud, Millerton, PA. He was a 2006 graduate of Williamson High School. Growing up in the country, Shawn had a love for the outdoors. A hardworking man, he was employed by Thru Tubing Solutions, Williamsport, PA. Shawn married his best friend and companion, Alyssa Lewis Loud in 2017. He was a loving dad to her daughter, Ava Potoeski; also surviving is his sister, Ashley (Alex) Woodruff; paternal grandmother, Stella (Ken Bruielly) Loud; paternal aunt, Doris (Gary) Bisel; maternal aunts and uncles, Nancy (Paul) Huonker, Paula (David) Cook, James (Sue) Dolan, William (Linda) Dolan,  Christopher Dolan, Betty (Gary) Allington, Michael Dolan; in-laws, Martin & Rebecca Richard Lewis; sisters-in-law, Lauren (Corey Recla) Lewis and Kaitlyn (Mason Schmid) Lewis; nieces, Isabella and Riley; nephews, Rowan, Carter, Casen, and Callen. Shawn is remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, his smile and devotion to his family and friends. He worked hard, played hard, and loved his F250 Platinum diesel. Family and friends will be received on Fri. Sept. 3, 2021 from 5-7 p.m. at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Elmira/Southport, NY 14904. Interment will be at the Maple Ridge Cemetery, Millerton, PA.

James L. Updike

Pine City

Age 81, Passed away on Thur. Aug. 19, 2021 in the comfort of his home with loving family by his side.  Born in Troy, PA; Jim was the son of the late, Glenn W. & Frances R. Griffin Updike. Growing up on a farm, Jim learned at an earlier age the importance of a strong work ethic and always had an appreciation for farming. In service to his country, Jim served in the US Army as a police officer. He had a passion and talent for woodworking and loved to spend time in his shop making furniture for his family and toys for disadvantaged children for Christmas. A devoted husband and family man, Jim married Margaret Testa 57 years ago and raised a loving family that adored him. In addition to Margaret; Jim is survived by their children, James (Cris) Updike; Amy (Bob) Atwater, Glenn (Jeff) Updike; grandchildren AJ, Jacob and Isaac; brother, Daniel (Evelyn) Updike; nieces nephews and cherished neighbors and friends. A wonderful provider, Jim was employed and retired from Upstate Tool Inc. as a tool and die maker. All services will be held privately at the family’s convenience. Jim will be laid to rest in the Gillett Cemetery with military honors accorded. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jim’s honor to the National Kidney Foundation (www.kidney.org).

Janet M. Stanton

“Jan”

Elmira

Age 86, passed away, Thur. Aug. 12, 2021 following declining health. Born on Nov. 11, 1934 in W. Burlington, PA; daughter of the late, Leon W. & Beatrice Beach Darrow. Jan married her best friend, Earl L. Stanton in 1955 and he predeceased her in 2017. What a team they were. Together they operated Mr. Softee Ice Cream business in Elmira and Chemung County for 58 years. Also, Earle's Ice Cream Stand in Elmira. Active in the community, Jan was a member of the Southport Business Assoc., Southport Kiwanis Club and sold Shaklee products for many years. She was a charter member of The New Beginnings United Methodist Church. Jan enjoyed wintering in Florida and cherished time with her family who survive; daughter, Dawn (Ted) Aikman; sons, Randy (Lorraine) Stanton, Ronald (Susan) Stanton; daughter-in-law, Debra Stanton; grandchildren, Jason (Zonya) Alexander, Derrick (Trish) Alexander, Crystal (Colby) Audinwood, Sean Stanton, Jason (Laura) Roark, Geoffery Roark, Rhonda (Matt) Matthews, Joseph (Heather) Stanton, and Nichole (fiancé, Tony) Stanton; as well as 12 great grandchildren with 2 on the way. In addition to her parents and beloved Earl, Jan was predeceased by her son, Terry Stanton. Services will take place privately at the family’s convenience. Special thanks to the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the wonderful care they provided.

Eleanor B. Draper

"Ellie"

Millerton, PA

Age 86, passed away Thur. Aug 12, 2021 following declining health. Born on July 8, 1935, daughter of the late, Clarence & Marjorie Brully Devitt. She married Harold Draper in 1981, they spent a wonderful 40 years together traveling the world together. A homemaker, family times were always important to her. She was always there for the family and will be missed by everyone who knew her. Surviving is her loving family, husband and companion, Harold Draper; children, Mary Lou (Lane) Eck, David (Sue) McClure, Bernice (Raymond) Stone, Randy (Beth) McClure; step-sons, Russell (Pam) Draper, Richard (Debbie) Draper; 7 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, 1 step great grandchild. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Elmira/Southport on Wed. Aug. 18, 2021 between the hours of 2-4 p.m. A celebration of Life will follow at 4:15 p.m. and will be streamed on Caywood’s Facebook page. Special thanks to Dr. Mauri, Stephanie and their staff along with the 3rd floor nurses at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center for the wonderful care she received.

Anna Mae Cosgrove

Elmira Heights

Age 97, passed away on Tues. Aug. 10, 2021 surrounded by her family after living a long and full life. Born on July 10, 1924 in Elmira, daughter of the late, Harry & Florence Wheeler Paulman. In 1948, Anna married the love of her life, Harold Cosgrove, he predeceased her on July 18, 2000. A lady of many talents, Anna was employed by Howell Packaging, the Hallmark Company and volunteered at Arnot Ogden and Elcor Health Services. Her interests included, cooking, baking and most of all spending time with her beloved family. Anna is survived by loving children, Cathy Nevone, Thomas Cosgrove and Timothy Cosgrove, all of Elmira; son-in-law, Tom Root, Pine City; 7 grandchildren, Greg (Dorothy) Smith, Kristen (Jim) Leonard, Tia (John) Kachuroi, Christopher Bennett, Briana (Joey) Griffin, Shayna (Zack) Cornish and Justin Cornish; 6 great-grandchildren, Tyler, Alissa, Christopher, Alexander, Melakih, and Marcello; 13 great great grandchildren, Kaden, Cameron, Madalynn, Reagan, Colton, Cooper Mason, Jeremy, Jackson, Zachary, Olivia, Emma, and Noah; a special friend whom she loved like a daughter, Betty Kachuroi; and her loving canine companion, “Honey Bear”. In addition to her parents and husband, Anna was predeceased a son, Terrance Cosgrove; a daughter, Linda Root; great grandson, Matthew; siblings, George (Julia) Paulman, Dorothy (Gerald) Brace, Marjorie Hetherington, Helen (Bernard) Cosgrove and Louise (Harry) Van Houten. Services will be handled privately at the family’s convenience. Anna will be laid to rest in Woodlawn National Cemetery beside her beloved, Harold.

Glenn E. Little Sr.

Horseheads

Age 93 passed away on Thur. Aug. 5, 2021 following a long and full life. Born on Sep. 27, 1927 in Chemung, NY; Glenn was the son of the late, Harry F, & Ora Mae Roe Little. In service to his country, Glenn served in the US Army and Navy during WWII and the Korean Conflict. A hard worker and good provider, Glenn was employed as a roofer by Local #74-203; for many of those years, with Evans Roofing. His interests included basketball in younger years, hunting, fishing, frogging, gardening, wildlife, Farkle and  cards with Irene. Surviving is his loving family, sons, David (Charlotte) Little, AL; Glenn E. Little Jr. Elmira; step-daughter, Lynn (Mark) Hill, Elmira Heights; step-son, Donald Hughes, NC; granddaughter, Sarah Little; brother, Charles (Lois) Little, Southport; sister, Marjorie Fredenburg, Sayre, PA; nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Glenn was predeceased by the love of his life, Irene Hughes Little; grandson, Nathan Little; step-son, Paul Hughes; brothers, Harry "Ford" Little Jr. and William R. Little; sisters, Betty Gill, Clara Vincent and Alice Howland. Private funeral services will take place on Fri. Aug 13, 2021 at 12 (noon) and will be streamed on Caywood’s Facebook page followed by burial in Woodlawn Cemetery where military honors will be accorded Mr. Little. To honor his love of animals, memorials may be directed to your local SPCA.   

Robert E. “Bob” Galpin

Southport

Age 73, passed away on Sun. July 4, 2021 following declining health. Born on Sept. 8, 1947 in Elmira, son of the late, Edward & Edna Van Etta Galpin. Bob married the love of his life, Michelle “Mickey” Moore. Bob was employed by Wilson Restaurant Equipment for many years. He was very devoted to his family. In addition to his loving wife and companion, “Mickey”, Bob is survived by his two daughters, Amanda and Ashley Galpin, a son, Bobby Galpin; four grandchildren, Jayden, Landon, Damien and Ella; sisters, Carolyn (William) Barton, FL and Kathryn (Stanley) Hurley, FL;  mother -in-law, Lisa Bob) Sempler; brothers-in-law, Brian, Ed, and Jimmy Moore; sister in-law, Pam Moore. In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by his sister, Susan (Dennis) Wicklund; and a brother-in-law, Denny Moore. Services were held privately at the family’s convenience and Bob was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Howard A. “Howie” Eisenhower Jr.

Elmira

Age 69, passed away Wed. June 30, 2021 following declining health. Born on Aug 22, 1951 in Elmira, son of Howard A. & Beatrice Walker Eisenhower. He married Ellamae Brown in 1975 and together they have enjoyed a wonderful life. “Howie” was employed by the Elmira Sewer Dept. as a Technician Specialist for many years. His interests included deer hunting with his dad in his younger years, fishing with his sons, and restoring Lionel model trains. “Howie” is remembered for playing a "mean" game or two of Aggravation with his sisters and other family members at the kitchen table. Surviving is his loving family, wife, and companion, Ellamae Brown Eisenhower, Elmira; sons, Eric Eisenhower and Russell (Debbie) Eisenhower; 3 grandchildren, Danielle “Danni” (Joshua) Amey, Marissa Eisenhower and Nicholas Eisenhower; mother, Beatrice “B” Walker Eisenhower; siblings, Emily B. (Quentin Jr.) Summers, Ladonna (Ronald) Miller; nieces and nephews. Howie was predeceased by his father, Howard A. “Howie” Eisenhower Sr. in 2003. Guests will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway Southport/Elmira, NY on Sun. Aug. 22, 2021 between the hours of 2-4 p.m. Memorial services will follow at 4:15 p.m. and streamed on Caywood’s Facebook page following the visitation.

Robert “Bob” W. Bump

Gillett

Age 78, passed away at home on Thurs. July 1, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Born on Sept. 19, 1942 in Blossburg, PA, son of the late, Wesley & Beatrice Clinton Bump. Bob married the love of his life, Linda Morgan in Grover, PA in 1962. Together, they shared 58 years of marriage. A hard-working man, Bob worked for many years in the construction business with Labors Local #1358 and #785 in Elmira and Ithaca. An outdoorsman, Bob was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing, gardening, finding antiques, playing horseshoes, dancing, and most of all spending time with his beloved family. In addition to his loving wife and companion, Linda, Bob is survived by three children, Lana (Jim) Silvernail, Robert Bump Jr., and Leslie (Tim) Jayne, all of Gillett, PA; grandchildren, Justin Silvernail, Courtney (Matt) Stuart, Bailey (Tori) Tillinghast, Keschl Vincent; great-grandchildren, Haydn, Tatum, Rylee and Sylas; sisters, Joyce Brown and Beverly Bump; brother, Dennis (Sandy) Keschl; several nieces, nephews and cherished friends. In addition to his mother, Bob was predeceased by his daughter, Beatrice L. Bump; step-father, Albert Keschl; siblings, Charlie Bump, Sheila Bump, Sharon May and Diane Lovelace. Guests will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway Southport/Elmira, NY on Sat. July 10, 2021 between the hours of 2 -4:p.m. Services will follow at 4:15 p.m. and will be streamed on Caywood’s Facebook page following the visitation. 

Barbara Frances Horton,

Southport

A longtime resident of Southport, passed away July 2nd 2021. Barb was born to David and Frances Hoose Hand of South Waverly, Pa. She graduated from Sayre High School and shortly afterward married the love of her life, Ralph Horton of Sayre. They were married by Rev Robert Horton, Ralph's uncle and Rev Frederick Pieplow in Sayre First Methodist church 62 years ago before Ralph's passing in 2010. They liked to travel after Ralph's retirement in their RV, spending the winters in Fla and going to Ireland, Barb's ancestry roots, for two wonderful weeks on their 50th wedding anniversary - all secretly arranged by Ralph. While there, Barb kissed the Blarney Stone! Barb also liked to attend auctions - when told she had some nice treasures from those auctions- Barbs reply was that they were just things - her family was her treasures. She treasured time spent with them over the years especially at her home on Christmas Eve when names were drawn to determine whom would place Baby Jesus in the manger. After Christmas Eve dinner there was cherry jubilee or baked Alaska made by Barb and Ralph. Barb was a stay at home mom for their two daughters, and being a Brownie and Girl Scout leader, also a Sunday school teacher at the "old" Penna Ave Methodist Church and Riverside Methodist Church and working alongside Ralph on his many projects. In addition to her beloved Ralph; her daughter, Diana; her parents; and her only older sister, Eugenia Marie Hand all predeceased her. She is survived by her daughter, Kay Robinson; her 4 grandchildren, Jennifer Thomas (Craig Masker), Karin Thomas (James Gilbert), Colleen Labuski, and Heather Labuski (George Pusins); great grandchildren, Rowan Krajcik (Armando Spring), Meredith and Jack Masker and Riley Pusins; and great great grandson, Asher Spring.  Honoring Barbs wishes, there will be no services. Burial will take place at the convenience of her family. Barbs family would like to express their special thanks and appreciation for the outstanding compassion and care given to Barb from Dr. William McClintic and Karen Heller for these past 27 years.

S. “Polly” Neiley

Elmira

Age 93, went home to be with the Lord on Thurs. June 24, 2021. Born on Dec. 3, 1927, in Elmira, daughter of the late, Herald B. & Denia S. Scogsburg Packard. She married the love of her life, Russell A. Neiley on June 16, 1951. Together, they enjoyed 24 years of marriage until his passing in 1975. Given the task of being a young widow, “Polly” worked tirelessly to provide for her family. A fulltime homemaker, she was also employed as a receptionist for Dr. Shrader and was a landlord for several properties. “Polly” was a longtime member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and later, Christian Faith Fellowship Church. Always social, she was active in AARP, Circle of Women, the Home Bureau, enjoyed crafts, and most of all time spent with her family. “Polly” had the wonderful gift of lighting up a room with her wonderful smile sense of humor and infectious laugh.She is survived by her loving children, Leslie (Ernie) Osburn, Southport; Vaughn (Karen) Neiley, West Elmira; 4 grandchildren, Russell A. Neiley II, Justin, Adina, and Amelia Osburn; 8 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, a grand-doggie Romeo, and many cherished friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Polly was predeceased by a brother, H. Dean (Lois) Packard; sister, Joyce Albee; and sister-in-law, Yvonne (Rick) Presta. Guests will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway Southport/Elmira, NY on Tues. June 29, 2021 between the hours of 10 a.m.- 12 (noon) Funeral services will follow at 12:15 p.m. with graveside services in Woodlawn National Cemetery where Polly will be laid to rest beside her beloved Russell. Memorials may be directed to the American Macular Degeneration, PO Box 515, Northhampton, MA 01061-0515 macular.org or American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 www.cancer.org Services will be streamed on Caywood’s Facebook page following the visitation. A complete obituary may be viewed on Caywood’s Facebook page or by visiting www.caywoodsfuneralhome.com

Rev. Donald D. Rockwell

Pine City

A much loved and well-respected member of our community, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sat. June 5, 2021 following declining health at the age of 89. Born on Sep. 15, 1931 in Canton, PA; Donald was the son of the late, Elmer Sr. & Edith Bates Rockwell. He graduated from Canton High School in 1949. In service to his country, Don served in the U.S. Army. He married his best friend and companion, Jane Austin on Oct. 17, 1954 seldom to be seen apart until Jane’s passing on Dec. 23, 2019. First and foremost a family man, Don and Jane raised a loving family. He was employed by Marine Midland Bank for many years but was best known as the Pastor of the Fassett Baptist Church for over 44 years. “Pastor Don” always made everyone feel welcome with a warm smile and firm handshake. He had a gift for listening and treated everyone with kindness and respect. He was the cofounder of the ACTS Group. Surviving are his cherished children, daughter and caregiver, Sharon Rockwell, Pine City; daughter, Mary & Paul Balmer, Midland, NC; son, Thomas & Terri Rockwell, Pine City; son, Mark & Sara Rockwell, Camillus, NY; friend and former daughter-in-law, Jill & Stacy Brink, Elmira; grandchildren, Jason (Adrianne) Balmer, Kellie Goyette, Ashley Neumann, Ryan (Alica) Balmer, Joseph Rockwell, Kristin (Brett) Bowman, Kaitlin (Alex) Davis, Jalyn, Torin, Kalie, Aubrey and Jacob Rockwell, Karen (Kyle) Erickson, Jennifer (Tom) Pushic, Michael (Becky) Rockwell, Catherine Rockwell; great grandchildren, Collin, Carter, Caden, Ryleigh, Landon, Luke, Sophia, Jack, Brooklynn, Liam, Max (with their mom, Kim) Blake, Grayson, Emersyn, Colton, Reagan, Lauren, Ryan, Joshua, Xavier; many nieces, nephews and a sister, Shirley Porter, Horsheads, NY. In addition to his parents and wife, Don was predeceased by his son, Donald L. Rockwell; siblings, Jenny Lipovsky, Mary Tuning and Elmer E. Rockwell Jr. Guests will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway Southport/Elmira, NY on Tues. June 8, 2021 between the hours of 2-6 p.m. Funeral services will take place on Wed. 10 a.m. at the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church and also streamed on Caywood’s Facebook page. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery where military honors will be accorded “Pastor Don” and he will be laid to rest with his beloved wife, Jane and son, Don. Memorials may be directed to the Gospel Music Festival & Ice Cream Social, c/o Fassett Baptist Church, 36089 PA-14, Gillett, PA 16925 in Pastor Don’s memory.

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