Funeral Home & Gardens, LLC
1126 Broadway, Elmira, NY 14904
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James A. Caywood, Proprietor & Funeral Director
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"Obituaries are often the last tribute we offer to someone. They encompass a life lived and share the richness of one's presence."
David A. Grover
Age 71, passed away on Fri. Mar. 24, 2023, following declining health. Born on Dec. 3, 1951, in
Elmira, son of the late, Harry Sr. & Shirley Morse Grover. A Vietnam Veteran, David served in the U.S. Army from 1970-1975. A diligent worker, he was employed for many years at R.K.B. Enterprises. David was a longtime member of the Eagles Club, his interests included hunting, fishing, socializing with friends, time spent with fellow veterans, and rooting for his favorite team, the Buffalo Bills. David is survived by his brother, Dean Grover, Towanda, Pennsylvania; nieces and nephew, Dale Grover Jr., Kimberly Toote, Jessica (Trevor) Williams, Nicole (Jordan Palmer) Grover, and Ashley Grover; and his beloved canine companion, “BJ”. In addition to his parents, David was predeceased by his wife, Betty Grover; brothers, Dale Grover and Harry Grover Jr.; and sister, Dianne Grover. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Mon. Apr. 3, 2023 between the hours of 11a.m.-12(noon). Memorial services will follow the visitation. David will be entombed in Woodlawn National Cemetery Columbarium.
Teresa Rose Post
Age 75, passed away very unexpectedly on Sat. Mar. 25, 2023. Predeceased by her husband, Donald M. Post Sr. and parents, Norman & Lorena Johnson Carpenter. She is survived by her sister and best friend, June (Robert) Swithers; her son, Donald M. (Julie) Post Jr.; her daughter, Denise (Bill) Stanley; grandchildren, Nick and Chelsey Post, Billy (Hannah) Stanley, Tommy Stanley, John (Mya) Stanley; nieces and nephews, Dawn (Lee) Cheney, Deane Gardner, Robert (Carol) Swithers; several great nieces and nephews; and goddaughter, Jessica Smith. Teresa was proudly awaiting the arrival of her first great-granddaughter, Genovese Teresa Stanley. Teresa became an angel before she was able to meet her. Teresa recently lost her beloved pet, “Snickers”. The unconditional love of her pets brought her great joy. She enjoyed time in the yard gardening and tending to her flowers and watching them grow. She enjoyed her bus trips to the casino and spending time with her many treasured friends. Teresa was a selfless and caring friend and person. She was always the first person to step up and lend a hand to anyone, for anything, at any time. Whether it was a ride to an appointment, caring for someone who was not well, or just to sit and talk over coffee, she was there. She touched the lives of many and has left a void in the hearts of those who knew her. Teresa recently retired as an Elmira City School crossing guard. She proudly served as a member of the Golden Glow Volunteer Fire Dept. and the Golden Glow Fire Auxiliary. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Wed. Mar. 29, 2023 between the hours of 4 p.m.-7 p.m. A Fireman’s Service will take place at 7p.m. Funeral services will take place at the funeral home on Thurs. Mar. 30, 2023 at 11 a.m. Teresa will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park beside her beloved, Donald.
Donna S. Green
Age 89, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thurs. Mar. 16, 2023. Born on Nov. 6, 1933 in Wellsboro, PA, daughter of the late, Hugh & Luva Wilcox Shumway. Donna married her best friend and companion, Herbert E. Green Sr. on May 24, 1952 in Elmira. Together they shared 68 years of marriage until his passing on Feb. 11, 2021. Donna was employed by the Chemung County Treasurer’s Office for many years as an Assistant Treasurer. She was an avid Bingo player and bowler, crocheting, watching New Life Church services online, spending time with her beloved family at Seneca Lake, and had a very active interest in NASCAR and local racing. Donna is survived by her loving children, Ronald (Terre) Green, Jacalyn (Keith) Baynes, Carolyn (Chuck) Winslow, Herbert Jr. (Janeane) Green, and Timothy Green; grandchildren, Ronald, Joe (Shoshana), Jamme (Kelly), Jason, Tanicia (Korey), CJ (Tachia), Chad (Morgan), Monica (Nick), Amanda (Josh), Tatyana (Spencer), Natasha, Derek, Dylan, and Leah; great-grandchildren, Kaiden, Carter, Keegan, Chloe, Gavin, Charlie, Cayda, Jasper, Rhys, Lily and Knox; sister-in-laws, Carrie Bower, Sharon Green, Rose Woodard; brother-in-law, Tom Green; sister, Beverly Rinker; nieces, nephews, and many family friends. In addition to her parents and loving husband, Donna was predeceased by sisters and brothers-in-law; and a sister, Sandy. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Thurs. Mar. 23, 2023 between the hours of 10-12(noon). Funeral services will take place at 12:15p.m. Burial will take place in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, where Donna will be laid to rest beside her beloved Herbert. In lieu of flowers or donations, please perform an act of kindness to a stranger in honor of Donna’s memory.
Age 94, of Horseheads; wife of Carl Kriston, died on Thurs. Mar. 9, 2023. Born in Knoxville, PA, daughter of the late, Claire & Marietta Chappell Gerow. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband of 25 years, Edward Eugene Collins in 1973; granddaughter, Kristie Jean Collins, daughter of William Collins in 1974; sister, Sonya Coughlin; brother, Earle Gerow; sister-in-law and best-friend for over 70 years, Kathryn Knapp Gerow. In addition to her loving husband, Carl Kriston, Lorna is survived by her sons, Thomas (Carolyn) Collins, Horseheads; with their children, Matthew (Kristina) Collins, AL; and Tammi (Mark) Cronin, Horseheads; with their daughter, Grace; son, William Collins, KY; David (Sandra) Collins, Pine City; with their children, Kimarie (Joseph), GA; Brian, FL; Jonathan (Felicia), Beaver Dams; Dustin, PA; Meghan (Dan), Breesport; six great-grandchildren; several sisters-in-law; a brother-in-law, John Coughlin, FL and NC; step-daughter, Linda (Stephen) Micknich, Horseheads; step-son, Robert (Julie) Kriston, Lowman; two step-grandchildren, Michelle (Derrick) Gryska, Horseheads; and Steve (Marlena) Micknich, Horseheads; several very special nieces, nephews and cousins. Lorna’s family was the most important part of her life. She graduated from Knoxville High School, and the Mandel School in N.Y.C. She was employed at the Roosevelt Hospital in N.Y.C. as an x-ray technician. In later years, she owned and operated the Collins Char-Hut restaurant on Lake Rd. and the gift shop at the Elmira Holiday Inn. Lorna was a volunteer at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center and at Bethany Village. She was a member of both the Methodist and Evangelical Churches. All services will be held privately. Memorials donations may be made in Lorna’s memory to Covenant House for homeless children, 460 W. 41st St. NY, NY 16036.
Marianne Forsythe Bunke
Age 89, passed away Tues, Mar, 7, 2023 following declining health. Born on Nov. 14, 1933 in Detroit, MI, daughter of the late, Elmer & Doris Cone Forsythe. She married Edward T. Bunke on May 4, 1957. Together they raised a loving family and instilled the importance of a strong faith in the Lord in their family. Marianne was a longtime member of the Elmira Christian Center where she was very active in the bus ministry and Sunday School for decades. With a deep passion for healthcare, Marianne was a registered nurse, graduating from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in 1956 and working with Dr. Kung for many years until her retirement. Her interests included gardening, and chalk drawings which she often did for the Sunday School. Surviving are her loving children, Lou Ann (Michael) DiPetta, Erin; Robert (Arlene) Bunke, Chemung; Doris (Tom Washburn) Bunke, Horseheads; and Clara (Tom) Tryon, Mechanicville NY; six grandchildren, Rachael Snyder, Allison DiPetta, Marshall Tryon, Cassidy Tryon, Tennia “Day-Day” Loreto and Nicole Bunke; sister, Dorothy (Ned) Dwyer, FL; nieces, nephews and many family and church friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Marianne was predeceased by a cherished family friend, Gladys Snell. Family and friends will be received at Emmanuel Community Church, 237 E. Miller St. Elmira, NY 14904, on Mon. Mar. 13, 2023 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 6:15 p.m.
Margaret R. Testa Updike
Age 85, passed away Thur. Mar. 2, 2023 in Pittsburgh, PA where she had most recently resided. Born on Jan. 13, 1938, Margaret was the daughter of the late, Michael & Susie Maiurano Testa. She married James L. Updike with whom she was inseparable for 57 years until his passing in 2021. Margaret earned her Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY Oswego and her Master’s Degree in Education from Elmira College in 1988. She was a devoted homemaker and mother. She loved to crochet, was an avid reader, and could get lost in a jigsaw puzzle for hours. Her family adored her for her loving spirit and bright smile despite the many health challenges she faced during her lifetime. Margaret was cherished by her family, neighbors and friends. She is survived by their children, James (Cris) Updike; Amy (Bob) Atwater, Glenn (Jeff) Updike; beloved grandchildren AJ, Jacob and Isaac; sister Josephine Kilian, brother-in-law, Daniel (Evelyn) Updike; nieces, nephews and cherished neighbors and friends. She will be interred in the Gillett Cemetery next to her beloved Jim. Donations can be made in her name to the Children’s Home Pittsburgh and Lemieux Family Center at Donate Now - Children's Home of Pittsburgh (childrenshomepgh.org).
Madelynne “Maddy” Ann White Kankus
Passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Born on June 27, 1937, daughter of the late Frederick and Madelynn (Lewis) White, she attended South Waverly School and graduated from Waverly High School in 1955. Maddy was awarded the American Legion Citizenship award in 8th grade and the DAR Citizenship award in 1955. She was proud that she named the junior-high yearbook, Carcajou. She was predeceased by her best friend and husband, Richard Kankus; her sister and good friend, Yvonne Fudge; and brother, Donald Frederick White. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Lori Kankus, Marcellus; daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Robert Donovan, Elmira; grandchildren, Sean Donovan, Nashville, TN; Elissa Donovan, Oneonta, NY; Finn Kankus, Portland, OR; many nieces and nephews, and a special niece, Tammy Fudge Leddy, who was a loving caregiver. Maddy graduated from Elmira Business Institute and Corning Community College. While working at the Alcohol & Drug Council, she was awarded the Ed McNulty award for exemplary professional performance in 1986. Maddy also worked as a Home Care Coordinator at Family Services and retired from the Elmira City School’s PAL Program. After retiring, she was an ombudsman at Elderwood. She also worked on a committee to raise money for kitchen equipment at St. Peter & Paul’s annex. She served on the Boards of PAL and the Alcohol & Drug Council. She was an election inspector for many years. She and Richard were stellar grandparents, who loved spending time with their entire family, organizing family vacations at Keuka Lake and Williamsburg, VA, where Maddy and Dick spent their honeymoon. Maddy loved antiquing, working in her garden, spending time with friends, going to lunch, and playing cards. She had many friends, both young and old, long-time and recently met, and many wonderful and kind neighbors who always checked on her. Maddy’s family would like to thank everyone at St. Joe’s D3, and everyone she encountered at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, especially Wendy Spady and Dr. Bakillah in the emergency department. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Friday, April 14, 2023, between 10 a.m.-12 (noon). Memorial services will follow at 12:15 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Madelynne’s memory to the Sayre Historical Society, PO Box 311, Sayre, PA 18840 or the Bradford County Historical Society, 109 Pine Street Towanda, PA 18848.
Rose Marie Hunsinger
Age 55, passed away on Wed. Mar. 1, 2023 following a courageous battle with cancer at Elcor Health Services. Born on May 12, 1967 in Elmira; Rose was the daughter of the late Clyde & Pauline Brooks Hunsinger. Dedicated to helping others, Rose was employed at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for over 30 years. She enjoyed music, camping and fishing with her brother, NASCAR, collecting eagles and watching old movies. She also shared her love of music and her thoughts on life with short Facebook videos. Surviving is her loving brother, Paul Hunsinger; nephew, Paul Bryington; along with cousins and many cherished friends and coworkers. In honor of her wishes, all services will be private and she will be buried in the Tyrone Cemetery, Tyrone, NY. Much appreciation is extended to many medical professionals at Robert Packer, Arnot/Falck Cancer Center, and Elcor, who helped Rose during her brave battle.
Joan A. Austin
Age 75, passed away on Tues. Feb. 28, 2023 following declining health. Born on Oct. 23, 1947 in Elmira, daughter of the late, Ambrose & Louise Hopkins Clark. Joan married her best friend and companion, Richard Austin on Apr. 8, 1972 in Millerton. Together they shared 50 years of marriage. A hardworking, diligent worker, Joan was employed by Acme Supermarkets for over 40 years as the head cashier. Joan loved horses and dogs, camping, barrel racing, boating and most of all spending time with her beloved family. In addition to her devoted husband, Richard, Joan is survived by her loving son, Steven (Heather) Austin, Tioga; daughter-in-law, Hope White; five grandchildren, Lewis, Jeremiah and Conner White, and Chase and Hayden Austin; three great-grandchildren, Waylon, Lincoln and Evelyn; twin brother, James Clark; and brother, David Clark; and a niece, Jessica Clark. In addition to her parents, Joan was predeceased by her son, Lewis White Jr. in 2018. A celebration of Joan’s life will be held at a later date.
Lauren E. MacDougall
Age 87, passed away, Mon. Feb. 27, 2023 following declining health. A lifelong resident of Millport, Lauren was born there on Nov. 28, 1935, son of the late, Cyrus & Catherine Wooliver MacDougall. In service to his country, Lauren served in the U.S. Navy. He married Leola Peake on May 28, 1960 and she predeceased him on Aug. 18, 2017. Lauren was employed by A&P Foods for many years. He was active in the Millport Fire Dept and Millport Baptist Church. Lauren enjoyed family times and was a dedicated provider. Surviving are his children, Barbara Sullivan, AL; Laura Sokolowski, FL; John MacDougall, Millport; and Jim MacDougall, Millport; six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Fisher, GA; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by his brother, Bernard MacDougall; and a son-in-law, Michael Sullivan. Guests will be received at New Hope Baptist Church, 5528 State St. Millport, NY 14864 on Fri. Mar. 3, 2023 between the hours of 2 – 4 p.m. Military honors will be accorded at the beginning of the funeral at 4:15 p.m. with interment in Millport Cemetery at the family’s convenience. Memorials may be directed to the Millport Fire Department; 2016 Crescent St. Millport, NY 14864 in his memory.
Carol Dalrymple Miles
Age,89. Passed away on Thur. Feb. 9, 2023. Carol was born Mar. 15, 1933 in Elmira, daughter of the late, Edward & Esther Swain Dalrymple. She graduated from Southside High School and Syracuse University. Carol married William J. Miles M.D. on July 3, 1954. She worked with him in his office in White Plains, NY until retirement. Then Bill started Miles Vineyard and in July 2000 started Miles Wine Cellars. Their dream was to spend time with their family on the farm at Seneca Lake. Always a vibrant and fun person, Carol enjoyed dining out with family and friends. She is survived by her son, Scott (Regina) Miles, Ventura, CA; daughter, Debra (Paul) Desmarais, Bethel, CT; son, Doug (Sue) Miles, Himrod, NY; 6 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Dalrymple and Johanne Miles; brother-in-law, Joseph “Rockne” Miles. many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Carol was predeceased by her husband, Bill Miles M.D.; brothers, Ed Dalrymple and Doug Dalrymple. Family and friends will be received at her childhood home, the home her parents built, Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Sat. Feb. 18, 2023 between the hours of 12 (noon) – 2 p.m. Memorial services will follow at 2:15 p.m. with burial in the Raplee Family Cemetery at the family’s convenience. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Patrick’s Church, 604 Park Place, Elmira, NY 14901.
Jane Nash Dittler
Age 90; passed away on Thurs. Feb. 9, 2023 following declining health. Born on July 8, 1932 in Theresa, NY daughter of the late, Carl & Lyvera Burdick Nash. She married Robert Dittler in 1952 and he predeceased her in 2015. Jane was an active member of the Westside United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, baking, playing bridge and caring for her loving family. She is survived by her daughters, Sharon (Tom) Heil, Patricia Loew; sons, Jonathan (Denise) Dittler, Peter (Tina) Dittler; eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Jane was predeceased by a grandson, Adam Loew; and son-in-law, Robert Loew. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Tues. Feb 14, 2023 between the hours of 10 a.m. – 12 (noon). Funeral services will follow at 12:15 p.m. Graveside services will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Westside United Methodist Church or Meals on Wheels in her memory.
Joseph A. “Joe” Struble
Age 89, passed away on Sun. Feb. 5, 2023 following declining health. Born on Dec. 24, 1933, in Breesport, son of the late, Herbert & Anna Snell Struble. Joe married his best friend and companion, Carolyn Dunn, on Sept. 9, 1955. They shared 67 of marriage. A handyman, Joe was long-time employee of the Horseheads School District as Head Carpenter in the building maintenance department. He also enjoyed tinkering, carpentry, woodworking and making furniture. Ever faithful to his Lord and Savior, Joe was a lifelong member of the Breesport Baptist Church. In addition to his devoted wife, Carolyn Dunn Struble, Joe is survived by three children, Rick Struble, NC; Susan Geirshewski, MI; and Penny (Russell Rice) Pittman, Erin; five grandchildren and one special grandson, J.J.; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Struble, Pine City; and Vera Higgins, Southport; nieces, nephews and family friends. In addition to his parents, Joe was predeceased by his son, Joseph A. Struble in 2014, and sister, Jane Cherkis. There will be no public services.
Deborah Hatch Lamb
On Tuesday, January 17, 2023, Deborah Lamb passed away unexpectedly following a severe brain hemorrhage. Deb was born in Sayre, Pennsylvania on April 10, 1957 to Arthur L. Hatch and Lila A. Leonard. She is survived by her husband, James S. Lamb, her daughter, Michele (Ronald) Updike, son, Jamie Woodard, her stepdaughters, Susan (John) Lamb-Coley, Catherine (Jim) Hand, and Anita Lamb. Deb’s grandchildren were the light in her life, and Deb was a light in many lives herself. The world is just a little bit darker without her in it. Family and friends are invited to call from 5-6 P.M. Saturday, January 28, 2023 at the Wellsburg Community Church, 3662 Front Street, Wellsburg, NY 14894. Her service will be held there at 6:00 P.M. with Pastor Faith Bogden officiating.
Lauren K. Clark
Age 74, passed away on Wed. Jan. 11, 2023 at Elcor Health Services following declining health. Born on April 6, 1948 in Elmira, daughter of the late, Lauren & Marie Mary Comfort Pritchard. Lauren married James A. Clark on Mar. 31, 1968 and shared 54 wonderful years of marriage. Laurens interests included family times, crafts, watching her favorite TV shows camping and dining out. In addition to her loving husband, James A. Clark, Lauren is survived by their daughter, Jessica Clark, Elmira; and a sister, Jackie Pritchard. In addition to her parents, Lauren was predeceased by an infant daughter, Jennifer Marie Clark; sisters, Sharon Kelsey and Mary Clark. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Mon. Jan. 16, 2023 between the hours of 10 a.m. – 12 (noon) Funeral services will follow the visitation at 12:15 p.m. with burial in Fitzsimons Cemetery, Southport, NY.
Catherine Adams Keister
Age 65, passed away Sat. Jan 7, 2023 unexpectedly at home. Born on Nov. 29,1957 in Elmira, Catherine was the daughter of the late, Richard & June Kinner Adams. She married Wayne E. Keister Jr. in 1979 and after 40 years together, he predeceased her in 2020. Together they shared a wonderful life and now are reunited again. Both enjoyed photography and were avid auto racing fans. Cathy was a homemaker and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. She loved being a grandma and enjoyed cooking for her family. Surviving is her loving daughter and family; Shelby (Keith) Keister Bacon, Elmira; grandchildren, John “Cake” Howard, Taylor, Dakota, and Devon Keister, Serenity, Macie, and Maddie Bacon, Elmira; Brothers, Rick (Maureen) Adams, Horseheads and Rob Adams, Elmira; mother-in-law, Kathleen “Kay” Elwood Keister, Elmira; sister-in-law, Michelle “Shelly” Keister Clark, Elmira; nieces, nephews along with other cherished family and friends. Guests will be gathering at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St., Elmira/Southport, NY 14904 on Fri. Jan. 13, 2023, between the hours of 2-4 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 4:15 p.m. with Rev. Harry DeCamp officiating. Graveside services in Fitzsimmons cemetery will be held at the family’s convenience.
Marjorie J. Stevens “Marge”
Age, 84, passed from this life peacefully, at her home in Elmira, NY in the loving care of her family and Hospice on Mon. Jan. 2, 2023. Born on Jan. 31, 1938 in Horseheads, NY, the daughter of the late, William Sr. & Louise Volmer Wise. She married her loving husband, Samuel in 1956. Together, they raised a large and loving family. Marge had worked at the old Remington Rand in Elmira, she also worked in the health care industry as a cook and as a caregiver for many years. She enjoyed camping, family cookouts, playing Bingo, and visiting with her children and grandchildren. Marge is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Samuel & Dawn Stevens Jr. of Caton, NY; daughters and son-in-laws: Deborah & Raymond Covey of Nelson PA; Cheryl & Edward Lichtenfels of Elmira NY; Sheila & Steven McCormick of Gillett PA; sons, Michael Stevens, Edward Stevens & Amanda of Elmira NY; brother, Richard Wise of Sayre PA; and brothers-in-law, Kenneth E. Stevens Jr. and Foster Gleason. Marge was blessed with 16 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Marge was predeceased by her loving husband of 48 years, Samuel E. Stevens Sr.; son, John Edward Stevens; sister, Joanne (Wise) Gleason; and brother, William Wise Jr.; granddaughter, Katelyn Stevens; daughter-in-law, Vickie Stevens; and grandson, Richard King Jr. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens; 1126 Broadway St. Southport on Mon. Jan. 9, 2023 between the hours of 2-4 p.m. Services will follow the visitation at 4:15 p.m.
Harold L. Krause
Age 96, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2022 after living a long and full life. Born on August 20, 1926 in Spencer, NY; Harold was the son of the late, Albert & Jessie Carlyle Krause. In service to his country, Harold served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. After returning home, he married Jacquelynn “Jackie” Stanford on September 9, 1947. A hard worker and wonderful provider, Harold was employed by NYSEG as a gas estimator for many years until his retirement. A sportsman, he loved to play golf and enjoyed bowling. Harold was an avid outdoorsman, hunting and fishing. He is remembered as a “Jack of all Trades”. Surviving is his loving wife and companion, Jacquelynn “Jackie” Stanford Krause, married 75 wonderful years along with their son, Kim Krause, both of Southport; a granddaughter, Stephanie Donahue, Baldwinsville, NY; a great grandson, Alex Jacobson; half sister, Linda Brink; and sister-in-law, Joyce Feathers; nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Harold was predeceased by his brother, Arthur Krause; and daughter-in-law, Jean Marie Krause. In honor of his wishes all services will be held privately. Military honors will be accorded Mr. Krause and he will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Mabel W. “May” McLaughlin
Age 87, May passed away peacefully at Bethany Manor on Sunday, December 25, 2022. She was born on October 18, 1935 in Elmira, the daughter of the late Harold & Mabel Stotenbur Wilson. She married Donald McLaughlin on April 30, 1960, and he predeceased her on July 2, 2001. May was a longtime employee of CWA Local 1111, AFL-CIO in Elmira as a secretary/treasurer. She most enjoyed her time working for the telephone company, her pets and spending time with family and friends. May is survived by daughters, Karen McLaughlin, Spencer, NY; and Donna (Tim) Schwender, Spencer, NY; grandson, Michael McLaughlin, Montour Falls; many nieces, nephews and friends made over the years. In honor of May’s wishes, all services will be held privately. She will be interred in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery beside her husband. “It's not what you gather but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.”
Gordon J. “Gordy” Austin Sr.
Age 60, passed away Sat. Dec. 24, 2022 following declining health. Born on July 8, 1962 in Elmira, son of the late, Gordon H. & Margaret Brown Austin. A dedicated employee, Gordy was employed by the Elmira City School District as a painter for many years. Gordy was the life of social gatherings, never negative, he always had something positive to say and his laughter was contagious. While he was a sports fanatic and music lover, he cherished family more than anything. Especially, the bond and friendship he shared with his sons. Gordy is survived by his loving son, Gordon J. Austin Jr.; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Gordy was predeceased by his cherished son, Curtis Austin; sister, Sandra Jean Waltermire; brother, Richard “Rick” Austin. In honor of Gordy’s wishes a private Burial will take place in St. Peter & Paul Cemetery with his friend, Rev. John DeSocio officiating. In lieu of a traditional funeral, a celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family.
M. Louella Pronti
Age 95, of Milton St. passed away on Mon. Dec. 26, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Hospital S.N.F. following a long and full life. Born on Mar. 7, 1927 in Towanda, PA, daughter of the late, Newton & Pearl Guston Bailey. She Married Louis J. Pronti in 1956 and he predeceased her in 1994. A hard worker and wonderful provider, Louella was employed as a secretary for many years for the Remington-Rand. After getting married she and Louis operated Pronti’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, Binghamton, NY for many years. She was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church, Elmira. Louella enjoyed gardening, painting, puzzles, playing cards and dancing with Louis. Surviving is her loving son, Thomas Pronti, Southport; a granddaughter, Ashley Brooke Petrie; a brother, Russell Bailey; nieces, nephews and wonderful friends and neighbors. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by infant children, Linda Sue and Phillip “Poochie”; a son Dana Pronti; and brothers, David and Bill Bailey. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Mon. Jan 2, 2023 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. with prayers following. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Patrick’s Church at 11 a.m. with burial in Bradford County Memorial Park, Towanda. PA on Tues. at 11 a.m.
Wayne K. Earl
Age 58, passed away on Fri. Dec. 23, 2022 following declining health. Born on June 18, 1964 in Elmira, son of, Theodore P. & Letha Rozell Earl. Wayne enjoyed traveling to Florida, spending time with cherished family and friends, and was an avid LA Lakers fan. Wayne is survived by his loving mother, Letha Rozell-Blim; two brothers, Tobey (Sandy) Earl and Phillip (Rhonda) Earl; a sister, Laura Bombacie; several nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. Wayne was predeceased by his father, Theodore P. “Teddy” Earl; sister, Neva Earl Jessmore; and step-father, Claude Blim; Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Thurs. Dec. 29, 2022 between the hours of 11a.m.-12(noon). A memorial service will follow at 12:15p.m. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Judy K. (Bair) Weidman
Age 79, passed away on Monday, December 19, 2022 after a recurrence of uterine cancer from 2015. Judy was born March 6, 1943 in Lancaster, PA and was the daughter of the late, Victor “Max” and Dorothy “Romaine” (Bryan) Bair. She grew up in the small town of Bainbridge, PA and graduated from Elizabethtown Area High School in 1961. In 1963 she married Lloyd Weidman, Jr., a fellow classmate, and in 1977 they relocated to the Twin Tiers area. Judy was a secretary throughout her career and worked at such places as Philhaven Hospital (Mt. Gretna, PA) and, most recently, at C.I.D.S. in Elmira. She worked at C.I.D.S for nearly 40 years from 1982 until her retirement, at age 78, in 2020. Her energy was non-stop: when she retired from C.I.D.S she always kept busy, enjoying working outside (she’d weed-whack for hours!), gardening and taking long walks with her dog Bentley (who often took Judy for a walk!). She would only slow down to read on her beloved Kindle, and she became proficient in uploading eBooks from various libraries. She loved to decorate her workplace and for the annual C.I.D.S Thanksgiving meals (and church meals). While working fulltime, Judy also helped to raise two of her great grandchildren. Judy was also a very active member of each church she attended. In the past she played the organ, typed the church bulletins, taught classes and handed out VBS flyers. Her one hope during her brief illness was that she could somehow show the love of Jesus to others and help others to know the way of salvation. Her family is certain they will see her again one day in heaven, which gives them a hope and a peace that is grounding them during this difficult time. They also know Judy is reunited with her husband, the Rev. Lloyd G. Weidman, Jr., who passed away in 1994. Along with her parents and her husband, Judy was predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Kathleen (Salisbury) Weidman in 2004. She is survived by her son, Lloyd (Anna) Weidman III and daughter, Lisa Weidman, both of Pine City; along with two grandchildren, Joshua Weidman of Phoenix; and Danielle (Weidman) Rodriguez of Elmira; and four great grandchildren, Aleeya, Saleena, Miah and Jacob. She is also survived by her three sisters, Deborah Bair, Pamela Nestell and Vicki Lindsay. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 between the hours of 2-4 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 4:15 p.m. with her pastor and friend, James Crupi officiating.
Robert H. Johnson Sr. “Bob”
Age 81, passed away on Tues. Dec. 13, 2022, following declining health. Born on Aug. 17, 1941 in Portsmouth, NH, son of the late, Charles A. & Hilda V. Engle-Johnson. Bob married his best friend and companion, Beverly “Jean” Robinson on Dec. 23, 1966. They would have celebrated 56 years of marriage. A hardworking man, Bob was employed by the Elmira City School Dist working at Broadway Middle School as a custodian for over 22 years. He enjoyed family times, camping with family and word search games. In addition to his loving wife, Beverly “Jean” Robinson Johnson, Bob is survived by their six children and their spouses, Bobbie Jean Johnson, Robert Jr. (Michele) Johnson, Sherrie (Chris) Shaffer, Melissa Williams, Micki Johnson, and Jesse Johnson; former in-laws, Kenneth Wayne Mathews and Alicia Robyck; his adored18 grandchildren, Caleb, Carly, Brittany, Tim, Joshua, Jessica, Jenni, Jacki, Emily, Haylee, Kenny, Zachary, Jasmine, Noah, Ellie, Nicholas, Allison, and Trevor; 11 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and close family friends. In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by three brothers, Charles (Joyce) Johnson, Frederick Johnson and Richard Johnson; along with a sister, Judy Simes. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Mon. Dec. 19, 2022 between the hours of 2-4 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 4:15 p.m. Burial will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the family’s convenience.
William P. “Bill” Murdough
Age 81, passed away on Wed. Dec. 7, 2022 following declining health. Born on Jan. 5, 1941 in Elmira, son of the late, W. Morton & Marguerite Regan Murdough. Bill married Alma Fitzgerald, on June 29, 1963 in Corning. A wonderful provider for his family, Bill was employed for many years and retired as a custodian from Elmira City School District. In previous years he was employed by A&P Foods and was also a landscaper. He loved his home and enjoyed caring for his yard. In addition to his loving wife, Alma Fitzgerald Murdough, Southport; Bill is survived by his sons, Paul (Betty) Murdough and Michael Murdough; cherished grandchildren, Kayla, Kyle and McKenzie; and great-grandson, Odin; siblings, Gary Murdough and Jean Bouille; brothers-in-law, Donald (Donna) Fitzgerald and Duane Hartman; sister-in-law, Patrice (Steven) Drew nieces, nephews and many close friends. In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by his brother, Bernard Murdough; and a sister-in-law, Cheri Fitzgerald Hartman. In honor of Bill’s wishes, all services will be held privately with internment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning.
Joan E. Smith
Age 87, passed away on Mon. Dec. 5, 2022. Born to Emery & Kathleen Enyedy on Aug. 13, 1935. Predeceased by her husband of 40 years, Richard H. Smith; son, Stacy Smith; daughter, Susan Smith; three sisters, Kathleen, Wilma (Billie), and Shirley. Joan is survived by loving son, Shawn Smith; step-son, David (Carol Doland) Sandore, Elmira; sons, Richard Smith, David (Diana) Smith and Christopher (Cindy) Smith; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, WA State. Joan was very grateful to son, Shawn, David Sandore and Carole Doland along with loyal friends, May Kay Vargo and James McGann’s children, Jim, Eileen and Debbie whose kindness was appreciated to the very end. Burial will take place in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Joseph R. Rice
Age 95, passed away on Thur. Dec. 1, 2022, following a long and full life. Born on Oct. 28, 1927, in Elmira, Joe was the son of the late, Samuel & Theresa Beecher Rice. In service to his country, he served during WWII in the U.S. Navy. Joe married Betty Spencer at St. Mary’s Church on May 17, 1952, where both were communicants. They shared 58 years of marriage until her passing on Aug. 29, 2010. A hardworking man and wonderful provider, he was employed for many years at Bendix Corp. as a machinist. Joe was an avid New York Mets and Buffalo Bills fan. He loved his family dearly and was an amazing father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, colleague, and friend. He touched the lives of so many people and will truly be missed and will never, ever, be forgotten. Surviving is his loving family; children, William Rice, Elmira, NY; Nancy (Greg) Peedin, Southport, NY; Dina (Richard) Hagerich, Richmond, VA; Andrew Rice, Elmira, NY; and Lori (Gary) Gagnon, Orlando, FL; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; siblings, a brother, James Rice and sister, Mary Masker; nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, Joe was predeceased by 3 brothers, Samuel, John, and Michael Rice. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Fri. Dec. 9, 2022, between the hours of 4-6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Franklin St. Elmira NY 14904 on Sat. morning at 9 a.m. and will be streamed on Most Holy Name of Jesus Facebook page. Burial will follow in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery where Joe will be laid to rest beside his beloved Betty and where military honors will be accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Falck Cancer Center Resident Fund, 600 Roe Ave. Elmira, NY 14905 in honor of his late wife, Betty.
Beatrice M. “Bea” Wood
Age 75, passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family on Tues. Nov. 22, 2022. Born on April 2, 1947 in Blossburg, daughter of the late, Ernest & Helen Mackley-McKay. Bea married her best friend and companion, Raymond E. Wood Sr. in 1960. They shared 58 years of marriage until his passing on Oct. 20, 2018. A dedicated employee, Bea was employed by American Silk for many years as a weaver. Her interests included cooking, canning, fishing, listening to Gospel music, watching T.V., quilting and spending time with her cherished family and many friends. Bea is survived by her five children, Raylene (Ray) Berry, Tioga; Raymond Wood, Jr., Pine City; Paul Wood, Gillett; Jane (Bob) White, Lawrenceville; Dennis (Devonn) Wood, Beavercreek, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, Blair (Mike) Leary, Jackis (Lee) Neubert, KaSandra (C.J.) Howe, Amber (Andy) Cloke, Randy White, Tiffany (Jonathan) Scott, Arrista (Melissa) Wood, Erica (Eric) Shedden, Brandon Wood, Amy Wood, Daniel Wood, and Dalton Wood; 20 great-grandchildren; 7 siblings, Dale (Carol) McKay, Dean (Joyce) McKay, Charles “Donnie” (Ginger) McKay, Bernice Winnie, Dawn (Jim) Hale, Belva James and Sue (Kim) Koval. In addition to her parents and husband, Bea was predeceased by a brother, Dennis McKay; a sister, Connie Wright; and three grandchildren, Daphne, Dylan and David. In honor of Bea’s wishes, all services will be held privately. She will be laid to rest beside her beloved, Ray, in Watson Cemetery, Roseville, PA.
Margaret Diane Dunham
Age 94, born Aug. 10, 1928 daughter of the late, Carrol & Lillian Denson Brinthaupt formerly of Elmira died peacefully at home with family near on Sat. Nov. 19, 2022. She is survived by a son, Robert (Trish) Dunham and family of SC; a daughter, Debra (Richard) DePue and family of Elmira; “sister”, Liz DePue; granddaughters, Kim (Eric) McDermott and sons of CA; Tonya Lamp and family of OH; grandsons: Bob Jr. Billy, Matt, Keith and Jason Dunham, Mike DePue and Tim (Missy) DePue; and family; great-granddaughters, Alexsis and Samantha DePue; great-grandsons, Jayden Dunham, Jonathan Granger and Austin Card; a brother, Bill (Jeri) Brinthraupt and family of TX; sister-in-law, Theresa Brinthraupt and family of Elmira; nephew, Joey Roussel and sisters of Plattsburgh, NY; along with additional family members: Dunham, Denson, and Brithaupt. She was predeceased by her husband, Dean W. Dunham; sons, Gary and David Dunham; brother, Robert Brinthaupt; and sister, Joyce Brinthraupt Roussel DuFour. She loved to travel and went on many adventures with her close friends, Bea, Carol and Donna through the Adirondack Mountains, Maine and Benezette, PA looking for moose, bear and elk. A graveside service at will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery, officiated by her nephew, Deacon Douglas Farwell on Fri. Dec. 2, 2022 (meeting at the Walnut St. Gates at 11:45 a.m.)
Paul L. Kline
Age 102, passed away on Sunday November 20, 2022 after living a long and full life.
Well, Dad, you always said that you would make it to 103 and then “reevaluate” but it dawned on us that your 102nd birthday this past August 19th signaled your being here on Earth for 103 years so it looks as if you met your goal! No surprises there, however. You always kept your word. Proud to be the second son of William and Sara (Lucas) Kline, your birth in 1920 in Greensburg, PA was the beginning of a joy-filled, love-giving life. Greatly admired by your parents and seven siblings, you never shied away from any work on the family farm, nor any fun-filled activities or competition among your siblings with regards to music training, athletics, and overall shenanigans.
As WWII loomed, you stepped up and joined the Army Air Corps which was the start of your life-long fascination with all things aviation. Humble as you were, you didn’t consider yourself a veteran because you “had not been shipped overseas.” However, we saw it differently since you were pegged to train those pilots who did go abroad and you took that role so very seriously, just as you did when you segued out of the military and ultimately became an Air Traffic Controller, here in Elmira and as Air Traffic Control Tower Supervisor in Ithaca, from where you retired in 1985. Up until just recently, you would park your car at the Elmira-Corning Airport to watch planes come and go or reminisce about flying sailplanes off Harris Hill. Your love of flying remained with you until the end.
As passionate as you were regarding aviation, it paled in comparison to your love of and devotion to family. We will always recall your compassionate care for mom in her final days, over 27 years ago. Despite her loss, you maintained all family traditions that you and she had worked tirelessly, lovingly, and devotedly to foster. The three of us and each of your six grands knew you were the person they could….and did….turn to for words of encouragement, sage advice (especially about the weather when traveling!), great laughs, and the most unconditional of love.
We never doubted your unending love for all of us and we know you could tell that we all felt the same about you…and always will.
You loved your career, you adored your family, and you got a huge kick out of being with friends (heck, mother and you had quite the large circle of fun-loving friends for over 50 years!). Those three, coupled with your fabulous physical health and stamina, translated into a GREAT life. One we will miss enjoying with you but, by example, you taught us so well to lead ours the same way. We love you, we honor you, and we thank you….for everything. Left to continue on and blessed to have had you all these years are daughters, Karen Quinn of NJ, Paula Schmidt of MI, and Jo-Ann Spicher of GA; grandchildren, Christopher Quinn (Cara); Megan Quinn Davis (Tom); Molly Schmidt Bradley; Matthew Schmidt (Meghan); Katie Spicher; and Stephen Spicher (Sarah) along with a legacy of 9 great-grandchildren-Olivia, Noelle and Wynne Bradley, Silas and Marley Quinn, Greer Davis, Addie and Camden Schmidt, and Rhodes Spicher. Left behind as well are sisters, Iris Conte, Sally Baughman, and Barb Clark and 13 nieces and nephews. We rejoice as you join those whom you loved who went before you: your wife, our mother Estelle LaBrecque Kline, parents Bill and Sara Kline, brother Billy Kline, sisters Nancy Mahoney, Jane Love, and Louise Olson and son-in-law Tom Quinn (the two of you enjoyed so many great times, Super Bowl visits, and Mets games together!)
CAVU, Paul, Dad, Poppy aka Pop or Gramps, “PK”, and Uncle Paul.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Sat. Nov. 26, 2022 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11:15 a.m. with graveside services to follow in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery and where military honors will be accorded Mr. Kline. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be directed to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, www.stjude.org or the C.C.N.F. Resident Memorial Fund, 103 Washington St. Elmira, NY 14901 in his memory.
Jannetje Hofman “Jannie”
Age 92 formerly of Orchard Park Rd. passed away Thur. Nov. 17, 2022 after living a long and full life. Born in Holland, on May 18, 1930, Jannie was the daughter of the late, Cornelius & Maayke Veenhof DeBruin. She was a loving and supportive wife to her husband, Hans Hofman for over 48 years until his passing in 2001. Her family was sponsored by the North Presbyterian Church when they arrived from Holland. She enjoyed dancing, going to dinner, bowling, traveling the countryside, spending time with family and going to the casinos. Surviving is her loving family, sons, Rennie Hofman, Pine City; Corrie Hofman, Elmira; and Raymond (Sheryl) Hofman, TX; son-in-law, Roger Crandell; seven grandchildren, Tara, Amber, Shaun (Caryn), Andrea, Amanda, Alyse, and Kali; 9 great grandchildren, Justin, Erica, Gavin, Landon, Ashlin, Jeremiah, Layla, Memphis and Beckett, and 3 great great grandchildren. She was the oldest of nine children, eight still survive; and had many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and sibling she was predeceased by a daughter, Marianne Crandell in 2018. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Tues. Nov. 22, 2022 for a memorial service at 11 a.m. with burial at the family’s convenience in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.
Sharon E. Curren Perkins
Age 75, passed away on Sun. Nov. 13, 2022 following declining health. Born on June 1, 1947 in Elmira, daughter of the late, Robert & Helen Brewster Curren. Sharon was a graduate of Troy High School. She married her best friend and companion, Michael Perkins on May 19, 1973. As a homemaker, Sharon enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her cherished family. In addition to her loving husband, Mike, Sharon is survived by their two children, Charles Thomas Perkins and Holly Perkins; her sister, Joan Peterson; and sister-in-law, Sharlene Curren; nieces, nephews and many in-laws on Michael’s side of the family. In addition to her parents, Sharon was predeceased by her brother, Charlie Curren in 2014. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Fri. Nov. 18, 2022 between the hours of 10 a.m.–12 (noon). Funeral services will follow at 12:15 p.m. Sharon will be laid to rest in the Millerton Cemetery.
Age 83, passed away on Fri. Nov. 11, 2022, following declining health. He was born on Jan. 21, 1939, in Wapwallopen, PA, the son of the late Stephen & Cordelia Crop-Wida. In service to his country, Drew served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1960. He married his best friend and companion, Judy Kellow, on Sept. 12, 1964. Drew was employed at Remington Rand, as a Regional Manager for Associated Textile in Elmira for 27 years and at Albee Truck as a salesman. After he retired, he worked at Community Bank until 2017. Drew was instrumental in the success of the Elmira Holiday Parade during his tenure with Community Bank. He was a longtime member of the First United Church of Christ. Drew was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. Drew was also a longtime baseball coach for Southport Recreation coaching for almost ten years. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his cherished family. In addition to his loving wife, Judy, Drew is survived by his children, Paul (Britt) Wida, and Karen (Mike) Marshall; and five grandchildren, Shawn Wida-Fleming, Kristen (Eric) Hine, Taylor (Tom) Garti, Kayla (Ryan) Comstock and Joseph Drew Medina. He also has three great-grandchildren: Tucker Comstock, Natalie Comstock, and Alexander Hubble. Other surviving family members are brothers, Kenneth (Jean) Wida; Lonnie (Ruth) Wida; brother-in-law, Ray (Roxanne) Kellow; sister-in-law, Christine Kellow, as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Drew was predeceased by two sisters, Zelda Grace Hontz, Betty Gearhart; and a brother, Steven Wida. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Wed. Nov. 16, 2022, between 10 a.m.-12:00 (noon). Funeral services will follow at 12:15 p.m. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery.
JoAnn M. Little Packard
Age 72, passed away on Sun. Oct. 30, 2022, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born on Oct. 26, 1950 in Elmira, daughter of the late, Ernest L. & Frances Shappee Little. She was a graduate of S.H.S, class of 1968. JoAnn married her best friend and companion, Richard “Rich” Packard on December 30, 1969. Ever faithful, she attended Pine City Baptist Church and in later years, Coryland Baptist Church. A woman of many talents, she was employed as a medical transcriptionist, and later at the Pine City Post Office. Her favorite title was homemaker, caring for her home and family. JoAnn enjoyed gardening, canning and most of all, spending time with her cherished family. In addition to her loving husband, Richard Packard, Gillett, PA; JoAnn is survived by her son, Keith (Denise) Packard, Gillett, PA; grandchildren, Joshua (Brooke) Roy, Justin (Fiona) Roy and Robert Packard, Dylan Carpenter, Clyde (CJ) Schuyler, Jzhalil (Ja) Wallace, Ahliah Wallace; great-grandchildren, Hope, Maisy, Jonathan, Acelynn, Troy, Jaylah, Jada’lynn; brother; sisters, Beverly Rennie and LouAnn (Bill) Howe; along with several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, JoAnn was predeceased by two daughters, Patricia Lynn Packard and Carol Ann Packard-Roy; son-in-law, Rexford “Rex” Roy; and in-law’s, Pete & Rosie Packard. JoAnn will be entombed in the Woodlawn National Cemetery Columbarium. In honor of her wishes, all services will be held privately at the family’s convenience.
James B. Schultz
Age 70, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. James was born on Nov. 6, 1951 in Elmira, son of the late, William A. Schultz & Ruth P. Pealer Schultz. James was a graduate of Southside High School, class of 1970. Professionally, James spent many years working as a Master Auto Body Technician at Gary’s Body Shop here in Elmira. In his free time, James was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, and hikes with his beloved dog, Coco. James is survived by his son, James E. Schultz (Danielle Bennett); four siblings, William S. Schultz, Sue Schultz, Lynne (Steve) Macy and Barbara (Henry) Price; two grandchildren, Jordan and Cameron; special friends, Gary and Linda Cornell; his beloved four-legged companion, Coco; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, James was predeceased by a sister, Tess; and brother, Eric J. Schultz. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Wed. Oct. 26, 2022 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 6:15 p.m.
Elmer G. Bauman
Age 72, passed away on Tues. Oct. 11, 2022 following a brief illness. Born on June 7, 1950 in Elmira, son of the late, Carl & Alice Beach Bauman. He married his best friend and companion, Donna Shock on Nov. 7, 1970. Together, they shared 51 years of companionship. In service to his country, Elmer served in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1970. A hard-working man, Elmer was employed by Monroe Muffler for many years. Family always came first especially his grandchildren. His interests included woodworking, NASCAR, and creating wonderful memories for his family and his love of motorcycles. In addition to his loving wife and companion, Donna Shock Bauman, Elmer is survived by a son, Randy (Kathy) Bauman, along with their children, Ryan, Cameron, and Shelby (Austin); a daughter, Candi (Gregory Barber) Bauman; along with their children, Brandon (Katerina), Kayla (Calvin), A’Zhanae, Damien, and Trinity; a daughter, Denise (Keith) Packard; along with their children, Dylan (Gabrielle), Clyde Jr. “CJ”, Jzhalil (Alyssia), Ahliah “Pita”, Robert “Robbie”; twelve great grandchildren; two siblings, Brenda (Chuck) Knoll and Cheryl (Joe) VanGorden; several nieces and nephews; two additional children, Richard and Gerald Bohart and their families; and his beloved canine companion, “Nelson”. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Mon. Oct. 17, 2022 between the hours of 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ernest F. “Ernie” Osburn Sr. (aka Butch)
Age 79, passed away at home on Thurs. Oct. 6, 2022. Born on March 27, 1943 in Winterdale, PA, son of the late, Myron “Slim” & Sadie Rynearson Osburn. Ernie was employed by Kennedy Valve for many years. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, and camping. Ernie was well-known for his story-telling and enjoyed sharing his stories with his family and friends. His storytelling will be missed by all. He is survived by his loving wife, Audrey Osburn; his son, Ernest (Leslie) Osburn Jr.; daughter, JoEllen (Jeffrey Doolittle) Osburn; step-daughter, Heidi (Thomas) Scott; grandchildren, Justin Osburn, Adina Osburn, Amelia Osburn, Joshua Doolittle, Maddox Sparks, and Oscar Sparks; siblings, David Matison, Shirley Divel, Betty Baker and Rosa Scudder; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ernie was predeceased by his siblings, Rocky Matison, Beverly Matison, Myron Osburn Jr., Harold Osburn, Richard Cochran, Carl Matison, Ronald Osburn, Roberta Mallicoat; stepson, Donald “Donny” Sparks. Ernie will be greatly missed by all who knew him. In honoring his wishes, no services will be held. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Age 78, passed away on Sun. Oct. 9, 2022 following a brief illness. Born on Nov. 6, 1943 in Elmira, daughter of the late, Francis & Shirley Kiper Towner. Joanne attended SHS. She married the love of her life, Nicholas J. Rich and he predeceased her on Feb. 14, 2001. Joanne was employed for many years by the City of Elmira as a tax collector. A social butterfly, Joanne attended the VFW and Manzaris Bar & Grill with her beloved husband and where she enjoyed chatting with friends. Her interests included reading a good book, spending time with her cherished family, camping and rooting for the Dallas Cowboys. Joanne is survived by her three loving children, Pam (Les) Herrera, Bethlehem, PA; Barbara (Jack Raymond) Dando, Elmira; and Raymond (Ellen) Hodge, Wellsburg; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother, James (Joan) Towner, Elmira; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Joanne was predeceased by a son, Randy Hodge; her granddaughter, Maria Hodge-Daugherty; and a brother, Don (Kathy) Towner. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Thur. Oct. 13, 2022 between the hours of 10 a.m. – 12 (noon). Funeral services will follow at 12:15 p.m. with graveside services in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.
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