"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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Colleen M. Noonan-Scalzo was born August 10, 1958, the daughter of David J. & Karen M. Noonan passed away unexpectedly May 14, 2022.  She was predeceased by her parents and brother, Patrick Noonan. Colleen is survived by her brothers, David (Laura) Noonan, Laurits Noonan and Kevin (Eileen) Noonan; cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. Colleen always had a huge happy heart and a love for everyone. She will be laid to rest with her mom and dad at Woodlawn Cemetery

Maria L. (Hodge) Daugherty

Effingham, NH

Formerly of Elmira, age 39, passed away very unexpectedly on May 4, 2022. Born on Feb. 26, 1983, the daughter of Raymond Hodge & Robin Carden-Smith. Maria was a graduate of E.F.A. and went on to attend Corning Community College. Maria had a thirst for life and was exceptionally driven to be the very best that she could be at anything she set her mind to. Maria was never a stranger to anyone that she met. She always greeted everyone with a warm, friendly smile. Maria enjoyed doing arts and crafts that she learned from her beloved grandmother, Bertha Orme, whom predeceased her on May 15, 2019. Maria is survived by her loving family, her husband, Bryan, along with her three beautiful daughters, Amirah & Arianna Daugherty and MacKenzie Smith; her parents, Raymond (Ellen) Hodge, Robin Cardin-Smith and step-parent, Karyn Hodge; her siblings, Kayla Hodge (David DeWalt), Andrew Hodge, Lauren Hodge (Steven Carey); grandparents, Joanne Rich, and Nelson Orme; aunts, Heather Orme, Rebecca Orme, Pam & Les Herrera and Barb Dando (Jack Raymond); step-siblings, Matt & Kim Balmer, Dan & Mallory Eberly; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, NY 14904 on Wed. May 25, 2022 between the hours of 4:00p.m.-6:00p.m. Memorial services will follow at 6:15p.m. and will be streamed on Caywood’s FaceBook page. The family would like to extend an invitation following the services at the funeral home, to continue celebrating Maria’s life from 7p.m. – 9p.m. at the Elmira Elks Lodge, 300 E. Gray St. Elmira, NY 14901.

Lawrence & Rosemary Davies

Southport

Childhood sweethearts to the end, passed away together on their 70th wedding anniversary.

Larry, son of the late, Elpha & Hugh Collum Davies was born on Feb. 9, 1933 in Elmira. Larry returned to “Rosie” after serving as a machine gun sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Together they began a business partnership that lasted over 40 years; L.H. Davies Construction. Larry served the Town of Southport as Code Enforcement Officer and Fire Marshall, as well as being a dedicated member of the Town Board Safety & Planning Committee. It was the family joke of counting how many times “L.H.” retired.

Rosemary, daughter of the late, Charles & Dorothy Carey Wright was born on Jan. 11, 1932 in Elmira. Those who knew “Rosie” enjoyed her feisty nature, quick wit, and “quips”. Her beautiful smile and spirit of generosity was a blessing to many. Her devout loyalty, faith and love of family was an inspiration to all who knew her and will never be forgotten. “Rosie” was an avid tennis player into her 70’s and loved her “Tennis Friends”. She loved her art group and friendships made over the love of painting. She was an accomplished watercolor artist and sold many paintings at the Arnot Mall Senior Gallery. Her administrative skills were a great asset to her community, as well as the business over 40 years she managed with Larry. She was instrumental in purchasing land for the expansion of Fitzsimmons Cemetery. She served in many capacities for the Town of Southport to ensure integrity for her fellow citizens. In addition to her cemetery committee role, she was also an Election Site Lead to secure accurate voting, and area BINGO Inspector.

Surviving are their two loving children, Kelly Davies Larimore, Corning; and Jason (Barbara) Davies, Southport; four grandchildren, Ashley, Michelle and Kevin Larimore, and Tyler Burgett; Larry’s sister, Gayle Blanchard; Rosemary’s brothers, Chuck (Jackie) Wright and Steve (Sharon) Wright; nieces, nephews and family friends.

Larry was predeceased by his siblings, Dean (Norma) Davies, David (Irene) Davies, and Ruth (“Juney”) Rohde.

“Rosie” was predeceased by her husband, Larry Davies; siblings, Alice (Ray) Sherwood and Dorothea Jeane (Edward) Wheaton; a seven year old brother, Donald; and infant twin sister, Edna Mae.

Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, NY 14904 on Mon. May 9, 2022 between the hours of 3-5 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 5:15 p.m. with burial in Fitzsimmons Cemetery at the family’s convenience and military honors accorded Mr. Davies.

Gordon M. Mosher

Big Flats

Age 81, passed away at home on Thurs. April 28, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. Born on May 1, 1940 in Elmira; son of the late, Edwin & Ida Shaffer Mosher. Gordie married the love of his life, Katherine Field, on June 30, 1962 and shared almost 60 years of blissful marriage. Gordie was employed as a tool and die maker for Trayer Products for many years. After retirement, he worked summers at the Willowcreek Golf Course. His favorite job was working at Minier's Grocery Store where he enjoyed the relationships he had with both employees and customers. Minier's was a second family to him. Gordie was a man of many talents and had many hobbies. He enjoyed fly tying and was an avid fisherman. He also was a Ham Radio operator (WA2JVF) for over 60 years and made friends all over the world. For many years, Gordie was a member of the New York State Pageant of Steam in Canandaigua and attended many other engine and tractor shows where he displayed his engines. Community oriented, he served with the Big Flats Fire Dept. for over 24 years and was a commissioner for 4 years. Gordie dedicated his time as chairman of Big Flats Cub Pack 42, served several years on the Big Flats Community Day Committee, and was a member of Big Flats Jaycees. In addition to his loving wife and companion, Katherine Field Mosher; Gordie is survived by his two daughters, Amy (Frank) Cicora, Southport; and Heather (Bryan) Holliday, Horseheads; grandchildren, Chelsea (Don) Brown, Mollie (Alexis Cecce) Cicora, Carrie Cicora, Colby (Becca Wolfe) Cicora, Thaddeus Johnson, Kristina (Ryan Mingos) Eisenhart, and Amelia Holliday; great-grandchildren, Thoren Alexander Brown and Owen Michael Mingos (due in May). He's also survived by brother-in-law, Arthur (Anne) Field and sister-in-law, Amy (Vern Winnie) Goodric; an honorary daughter, Ann (Marc) Bellettiere; along with many cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Gordie was predeceased by a brother, Edwin (Lucia) Mosher; and mother-in-law, Madeline Field Kelly. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, NY 14904 on Tues. May 3, 2022 between the hours of 3-5 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 5:15 p.m. and will be streamed on Caywood’s Facebook page with burial in the Rural Home Cemetery, at the family’s convenience. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the following: Children's Miracle Network, Michael J. Fox Foundation, and the American Cancer Society in his memory.

Lois McBride Johnson

Pine City

Age 83, died peacefully at home in Pine City in the home that she and her deceased husband, Bill Johnson built on the property of her parents that we call "The Farm". Lois' parents, Elmer & Ruth Frichtel Lewert; her brother, Adam Lewert; and her sister, June (Lloyd) Pickering; as well as her son-in-law, William DePue all predeceased her. Lois endured the loss of three husbands also. They were William Johnson, her best friend, with whom she had many adventures aboard cruise ships and buses. She missed him so. Henry McBride who died in 1976 and James Strawn who was the father of Lois' four girls; Katherine (Doug) Packard, FL; Elizabeth (widow of Billy DePue), Pine City; Jennifer Strawn Eilhardt, Rochester; and Adrienne Strawn formerly Harnas, Elmira Heights. Lois was blessed with four grandkids, Paul Harnas Jr., Tara (Jim) Ameigh, Elliot (Lynne) Taylor, and Jacquline (E.J.) Onori. She also had four great grandkids, Amber, Bradley, Dominic and Jolene Rose who arrived just before Lois died. Lois was so fortunate and blessed to have her nephew, Dan (Joyce) Pickering always available with love, assistance and prayers. Her son-in-law, Harry Taylor was so special to her as well as Dick (Deb-Susi) DePue and her most favorite land manger and lawn ranger, Rick Allington and his dad, Dick who always helped with a puzzle. Lois had a trusted friend in Bill W. He had a great influence on her life. Lois met Bill Johnson through him, reacquainted her with Butch and brought so many people and lessons and philosophies into her circle. Lois education and employment track were a bit curvy. She was a teacher, a nurse and retired from the Office for the Aging in Chemung County. Lois' housemates Chloe, Jingo, Bodine and the Mulligan were a great source of love, adoration and amusement to her. Lois' youngest daughter, Adrienne will greet family and friends at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, NY 14904 on Sat. April 30, 2022 from 11 a.m. – 12 (noon). A Celebration of Life will follow at 12:15 p.m. for a life fully lived with burial at the family’s convenience in Woodlawn Cemeteries. Lois will be missed by her girls, family and friends. We celebrate your life and all that you taught us. Love You Mom! Memorial donations may directed to the Elmira Animal Shelter, 842 Linden Pl., Elmira, NY 14901 in her memory.

Joseph P. Rockwell

Pine City

Age 40, passed away Mon. April 18, 2022 at home following declining health. Born in Oklahoma City, OK; Joe spent most of his life in Pine City. He was a graduate of Southside High School and was employed by Hilliard Corp. for many years. He grew up in the Fassett Baptist Church, was a NASCAR fan, loved the game of golf, and followed the NY Giants. A friend to many, although quiet, Joe had a great sense of humor and was an all-around fun guy. Joe was a proud and supportive dad to his two boys, Liam J. and Max M. Rockwell with their mother, Kimberly Liddle; also surviving are his loving parents, Thomas & Terri Rockwell; sisters, Kristin (Brett) Bowman and Kaitlin (Alex) Davis; paternal aunts and uncle, Mary (Paul) Balmer, Sharon Rockwell, and Mark (Sara) Rockwell; maternal grandmother, Pat (Wallace) Hystad; maternal grandfather, LeRoy (Connie) Zelenka; maternal aunt, Sheryl Hitt; biological father, James Richardson; special cousins including, Jason (Adrianne) Balmer and Kalie (Kyle Silver) Rockwell; niece, Emersyn; nephews, Blake, Grayson and Xavier, friends and his girlfriend, Janie Bellis. Joe was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Rev. Donald and Jane Rockwell and a paternal uncle, Donald L. Rockwell. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, NY 14904 on Sun. April 24, 2022 between the hours of 1-3 p.m. Private funeral services will take place at the family’s convenience and will be streamed on Caywood’s Facebook page, viewable after Monday, with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira at the family’s convenience.

Delores L. Raymond

Gillett, PA

Age 91, formerly of Southport, NY passed away April 14, 2022 surrounded by her loving family and one day shy of her 92nd birthday. She was born in White Deer, PA. She learned the value of hard work at an early age and was an avid gardener with flowers and vegetables, even having a stand in front of the house for people to buy. She also gave an abundance to family and friends. More than her job, as a mom she worked at Artistic Card, Fairway Springs, private housekeeping and Arnot Ogden in housekeeping. Delores is predeceased by her parents, Myron A. and Mildred Helen (Badger) Young; her husband, George H. Raymond; stepchildren, Jay and Pam Raymond, Cindy Stanford; sons-in-law, John Keebler and Roger Stratton; grandson, Collin Guisewhite; an infant sister; brothers, Jack, Kenneth and Neil Young; and brother-in-law, Ross Lewis. She is survived by her loving children, Gay Keebler, Cheryl Stratton, April (Michael) Lopuch, Greg (Laveda) Raymond, Jack (Barb) Raymond, Elizabeth “Beth” (Scott) Mosher; daughter-in-law, Roxann Raymond; son-in-law, Dale Stanford; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Lewis and sister-in-law, Gerry Young. She was a lady of many talents: a member of the Arnot Art Gallery, an artisan displaying her eclectic collection at the store gallery, she loved to travel, camp and spending time with her family. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and an auxiliary member of the Elmira Heights American Legion Post #154. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St, Southport/Elmira on Thursday, April 21, 2022 between the hours of 10 a.m.- 12 (noon) with a private graveside service in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira; where she will be laid to rest beside her beloved George.

Anthony C. Novakowski

Elmira

Age 37, passed away on Tues. April 5, 2022, surrounded by his loving family in Nashville, TN, following a brief illness. Born on Jan. 15, 1985, in Elmira, son of Charles & Deborah Smith Novakowski, Elmira, NY. Always wanting to help his community, Anthony was employed as the Executive Director at the Southside Community Center. He was very driven and had a thirst for life. A social butterfly, Anthony was never a stranger to anyone and made new friends wherever he went. Very outgoing, he loved to entertain and make people laugh, also known as Mercedies. In addition to his parents, Anthony is survived by a sister, Amber (Andrea) Novakowski, Endicott; his beloved fur-baby, Aubrey; many aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends and acquaintances. Friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway Southport/Elmira, NY 14904 on Sat. April 23, 2022 between the hours of 1-3 p.m. for a visitation with his family.

Bernice B. Stickler

Pine City

Age 86, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2022 following declining health. Born on August 19, 1935 in Elmira; Bernice was the daughter of the late, Clinton & Gladys Wixson Wood. She was employed for many years at Elmira College where she worked in hospitality. She was a past member of Trinity Episcopal Church and Penn. Ave. United Methodist Church. Her interests included swimming, dancing, gardening, Elmira College Sports and raising a loving family. Bernice is survived by her sons, James (Sandy) Stickler, Mark (Lynda) Stickler; several grandchildren, great grandchild, great great grandchild, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved son, Bruce Sticker in 2017 and a sister, Margaret Eichner. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, NY 14904 on Saturday, April 9, 2022 between the hours of 2-4 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 4:15 p.m. officiated by her grandson, Adam Stickler.

Julia M. Horton

Southport

Julia May Horton, age 89, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on March 29, 2022. She was born on Sept. 7, 1932 in Big Flats, to the late Walter & (Alice) Marie Watts Hartman. Julia married the love of her life, Donald Edward Horton, on July 23, 1949. They shared 43 years of wonderful marriage until his passing in 1993. A lady of many talents and interests, Julia was a longtime member of The Home Bureau, and enjoyed spending time at Cayuta Lake, as well as bowling, pottery and ceramics, knitting, crocheting and most of all spending time with her family. Julia is survived by her 4 loving children, Gail (William) Gill, Richard (Patricia) Horton, James (Margaret) Horton and Bruce (Debra) Horton; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Julia was the last of 7 siblings. She was also predeceased by her beloved son, Donald Jr. (1953). All services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Condolences may be made to Julia’s family on Caywood’s FaceBook Page.

Herbert C. Furman II

Millerton, PA

Age 89, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2022 following declining health. Herb was born on March 22, 1933 in Elmira, NY; son of Herbert C. Sr. and Pearl R. Furman. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife of 32 years, Mildred Furman in 2015; and grandson, Matthew Furman in 2016. In service to his country, after being drafted in 1953, Herb continued his service in the U.S. Army Reserves, retiring after 40 years of service having attained the rank of Sergeant Major. In service to his community, he was a past member of both the Pine City and Southport Volunteer Fire Departments and most recently he was treasurer of the Daggett United Methodist Church. He worked for many years in the fire service industry having retired from American LaFrance. He enjoyed his country farm, playing golf and spending time with family and friends and his constant canine companion, “Katie”. Survived by his loving family, Herbert “Chuck” III (Mary Lynne) Furman, w/ daughter-in-law, Hillarie; Michele (Dominic) Peters, w/ children, Jeremy and Megan; Darlene (John) McKinney, w/ children, Melissa, David and Aaron; Lisa (Joseph) Caccia, w/ daughter, Grace; and 5 great-grandchildren. Also survived by step-children, Tim (Marie) VonNeida, Jacqueline VonNeida, Thomas VonNeida, and LuAnn Rhode; with step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Elmira, NY on Monday, April 4, 2022 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Furman. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Daggett United Methodist Church, 84 Church St. Millerton, PA 16936.

Iona Harvey Corbin

Elmira

Age 83, passed away Friday March 25, 2022 at her home following declining health. Born on January 16, 1939 in Elmira, NY; she was the daughter of the late, Arthur Sr. & Evelyn Copp Harvey. Iona married Edward Corbin in 1992 and he predeceased her in 2010. She was a homemaker but also was employed for many years by Elcor Health Services in the housekeeping department. Her interests included yard sales, gardening, caring for her home and most of all her cherished family Surviving are her loving children, Jack Knapp Jr., Earl (Sheila) Knapp, Allan Knapp, Tim Knapp and Penny Knapp Derr; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Iona was predeceased by a cherished daughter, Sandra Knapp; a sister, Patricia Thomas, and a brother, Arthur Harvey Jr.. In honor of her wishes all services will be held privately at her family’s convenience with burial in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY.

Ethel M. Gordon Thorp

Gillett, PA

Age 94, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2022 at Elderwood at Waverly after living a long and full life. Born on January 4,1928 in Elmira, NY. Ethel was the daughter of the late Jesse M. & Hannah L. (Holton) Gordon. She was a loving wife to Delos R. Thorp for 67 years until his passing in March 2019. Ethel was employed for many years by the Troy School District as a teachers aide at Gillett Elementary School and WR Croman Elementary in Troy, PA. Her many interests included traveling, playing cards, gardening, reading, and poetry. She loved attending Friday morning breakfast with her girlfriends, attending Gillett Sr. Center and spending time with family and friends. She took many long walks and talks with neighbor and special friend, Sandy Stewart, over the years. Ethel was a member of the Coryland and Gillett Baptist Churches. She was active in the American Baptist Women’s Group and worked at the voting polls in Wells Township for many years. She is survived by her loving family, daughters, Karen (William) Bachman and Sharon (Craig) Leonhardt; two grandchildren, Lauren (Thomas Murphy) and Jordan (Julie Hagen) Bachman; two great grandchildren, Oliver and Kathleen; many nieces and nephews. Ethel is also survived by a special cousin, Alice (Bernard) Hartman; and nephew, Gary Maynard. In addition to her parents and husband, Ethel was predeceased by an infant son, Gordon Thorp.  Family and friends will be received at the Gillett Baptist Church on Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. with a Celebration of her Life to follow at 11 a.m. The family wants to recognize the staff at Elderwood at Waverly for the compassionate care and kindness that they provided for Ethel. Should friends desire, contributions may be sent to Elderwood at Waverly, 37 North Chemung Street, Waverly, NY 14892 or to Gillett Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 33241, PA-14, Gillett, PA 16925.

Todd G. Thompson

Age 44, passed away Monday, March 14, 2022 at his home very unexpectedly. Born on April 1, 1977; Todd was the son of Ronald D. & Sabra Bradley Thompson. From an early age Todd had the gift of making friends and in his short life made many. He was a “Social Butterfly” and “Life of the Party”. Todd enjoyed singing and writing poetry for his mother after her passing in 1995. He had a gift for interior decorating and design. Although he never had children of his own, he loved kids and they loved him. Todd was formerly employed as a server at Cracker Barrel Restaurant and most recently was employed by Rainbow Printing. Surviving are his loving and cherished family members; father, Ronald D. Thompson; siblings, David (Annette) Thompson, Douglas (Anita) Thompson, Judy Shaffer, Tammy (Aaron) Faulkner, Nicola Scavello, and Heidi (Daniel) Jenkins; several nieces, nephews and many friends, including Mandy Mase. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, NY 14904 on Saturday, March 26, 2022 between the hours of 12 noon – 2 p.m. to celebrate Todd’s life.

Seward Guy Spencer

Elmira Heights

Age 88, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2022 following declining health. Born on March 17, 1933 in Canton, PA son of the late, William Myron & Daisy Bell Bastion Spencer. In service to his country, Seward served in the U.S. Airforce from 1951-1955. He married Doris Campbell in 1956 and they have shared a wonderful 65 years together. A family man and good provider, Seward was employed by Schweizer Aircraft as an inspector and instructor for over 33 years. He attended Oakwood United Methodist Church. His interests included family camping trips, bowling with friends, and building family memories. Seward and Doris spent many years caring for children in the D.D.S.O. program creating lifelong friendships with the children they cared for. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion, Doris Campbell Spencer; their children, Donna (Joseph) Mizerak, Allen Spencer, Carol (Wayne) Smith, and Amanda Markell, who he loved like a daughter; 5 grandchildren, Jessica (Justin) Davis, Allen Paul (Kiah Shapiro) Spencer, Penny Spencer, Caitlin Hughey, and Michael Hughey; 3 step grandchildren, Nicholas (Stephanie) Mizerak, David and Tyler Mizerak; 6 great grandchildren, including Spencer Jonathan Davis, named for and born on Seward’s birthday; 4 step great grandchildren; along with nieces, nephews and family friends. In addition to his parents, Seward was predeceased by a grandson, Jeffrey Walter Hughey; brothers, Lloyd, Donald, Leland and Norman Spencer; and a sister, Dorothy Pine. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, NY 14904 on Sunday March 13, 2022 between the hours of 1-3 p.m. Military honors and a funeral service will follow at 3:15 p.m. and will be streamed on Caywood’s Facebook page with burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the family’s convenience. Memorials may be directed to Oakwood United Methodist Church, 212 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903.

Van Horn, James A.     
Pine City
Age 98, went to be with the Lord on Thurs. Feb 24, 2022 following declining health. Born on Oct. 13, 1923 in Northumberland, PA, son of the late, Thomas & Rachel Shaffer Van Horn. Dedicated to his country, James served in the U.S. Marine Corps during W.W. II from 1942-1945. He married the love of his life, Ruth Winters in 1946. Together, they shared 76 years of beloved marriage. James was an active member of the Penn. Ave. United Methodist Church for many years and was an avid bowler, sportsman and provider for his family. In addition to his loving wife and companion, Ruth, James is survived by two children, James (Lorraine) Van Horn and Patricia Van Horn, both of Southport; 4 grandchildren, Dennis (Andrea) Montgomery, Mary Ann (James) Cooper, Mary Cabaniss and Brian Montgomery; 5 great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald (June) Van Horn, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, James was predeceased by 2 brothers and 6 sisters. Funeral services will be held privately at the family’s convenience where military honors will be accorded Mr. Van Horn with burial in Fitzsimmons Cemetery.

JoAnne Marie "Joanie" “Mimi” Nichols

Southport

Age 85 passed away on February 13, 2022 at her home in the loving care of her family. Born on June 14, 1936 in Williamsport, PA; JoAnne was the daughter of the late, Edward M & Eleanor Fullmer Pfaff. She married Harold B. Nichols in 1956 and predeceased her in 2007. JoAnne was employed for many years at A&P Foods. She was also well known for her time at Acme Markets and Fays Drug. Family was always the focal point of her life. She was an avid animal lover. She enjoyed shopping and loved antiques. Surviving is her loving family, 3 children, Robin (Michael VanGalder), Benjamin, Elmira; Teri (Jim) Benjamin, Elmira; Kelly (Max) Bernhard, Pine City; daughter-in-law, Tammy Nichols, Elmira; and her pet cat Asher; 34 grandchildren; 3 siblings, Barbara, Donna and Eddie; nieces, nephews and family friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Joanne was predeceased by 2 sons, Edward and Timothy Nichols, sister Kay, and a grandson, Derek Nichols. In honor of her wishes a family Celebration of Life will be held at their convenience.

JENKINS, Michael William

Elmira

Age 48, passed away February 8, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.  Michael is predeceased by his mother, Mary T. Jenkins, father David T. Jenkins and daughter, Kiersten Moore.  He is survived by his best friend and sidekick, his daughter, Megan Jenkins and her mother, Joanne Hackett-Jenkins. He is also survived by his loving sister, Cathleen Jenkins and her children, Gregory Wood and Kaitlyn Wood along with Kaitlyn’s children, Chase and Khaydin Wood; nephews, Christopher (Heather) Kemp and their children, Dominick and Brenton Kemp; Paul (Lisa) Jenkins; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Michel loved spending time at his hunting camp.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman who also enjoyed riding his motorcycle and his fur baby, Nero.  Michael was always available for his family to fix things whenever he was needed.  Michael was special in so many ways and did so much good for others that needed him.  He was quick witted and could always make you laugh.  He enjoyed working on his truck and spending time with friends and family.  Michael will be missed dearly. May God wrap his loving arms around you and keep you next to him as you celebrate with the Angels in Heaven. Services will be held at Caywood’s Funeral Home, Saturday, February 19, 2022 from 1-3 pm with a memorial service immediately following at 3:15 pm. The family welcomes you to join us for some food and fond memories of Michael at the VFW, 113 Keefe St, Elmira NY immediately following the service. 

Margaret Austin

Southport

Age 95, passed away Tues. Feb. 8. 2022 in the warmth and comfort of her home. Born on May 27, 1926, Margaret was the daughter of the late, Owen & Alma Barber Brown. She was the loving wife of Gordon H. “Gordy” Austin for 54 years until his passing. A homemaker, Margaret loved being a wife, mom and grandma to her cherished family. She enjoyed puzzle books caring for her home and her feline companions. Surviving is her son, Gordy J. Austin, Southport; grandchildren, Gordy Austin Jr., Timothy, Ronda, and Dawn Waltermire, Tiffany (Mance) Wurtz, and Brittany Austin; along with several great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Margaret was predeceased by a daughter, Sandra Jean Watermire; son, Richard “Rick” Austin; grandson, Curtis Austin; and sister, Shirley (John) Kelly. Services will be private at the family’s convenience with burial in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.  

Richard Austin

Springtown, Texas

Age, 67 passed away Tuesday February 1, 2022 at the medical center of Plano, TX. Born on November 4, 1954, Richard was the son of Margaret Austin and the late, Gordon H. Austin. He enjoyed going to the casinos and riding his Harley. He also enjoyed spending time with friends that were family: Doc, Cheri, James, and Connie. Surviving are his daughters, Tiffany (Mance) Wurtz, Fort Worth; TX and Brittany (Daniel Scott) Austin, Fort Worth, TX; his brother, Gordy J. Austin, Southport, NY, nephew, Gordy Austin Jr. Southport, NY; grandchildren, Seth Walker and Gavin Walker. In addition to his parents, (whose mom passed away a week after Richard), Richard was predeceased by a sister, Sandra Jean Waltermire and nephew, Curtis Austin. Services will be private at the family’s convenience with a burial in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Richard will be buried with his sister Sandra at the family plot.

Theodore “Ted” S. Wheaton Sr. 

Elmira 

Age 92, passed away Mon. Feb. 7, 2022 after living a long and full life. Born on Dec. 28, 1929 in Painted Post, NY; Ted was the son of the late, Leon & Mary Smith Wheaton. As a young man he served in the National Guard. Ted married the love of his life, Lola Teets in 1952 in Elmira. Together they shared 70 wonderful years of marriage. A loving father, Ted was so proud of their 9 children, Theodore Jr. (Mary) Wheaton, Kathy (Maurice) McNett, Edward (Laurey) Wheaton, Jeffrey (Jeri) Wheaton, David (Terry) Wheaton, Mary (James) Storch, Mark (Patty) Wheaton, Daniel (Tracey) Wheaton, James (Christine Buzako) Wheaton; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, a sister, Marjorie Meisinger; a brother-in-law, Martin Bleichner; nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ted was predeceased by his grandson, Anthony McNett; brothers, Robert (Delores) Wheaton and Herb (Evelyn) Wheaton; sisters, Gertrude Bleichner and Winifred (Ned) Fay; brother-in-law, Herbert Meisinger. Ted was a past governor of the Loyal Order Moose Lodge #517. A gifted mechanic he enjoyed working on automobiles. He enjoyed dancing with Lola and taught Sunday School, was an active member of Elmira United Baptist Church, and was employed by Hilliard Corp. for many years. Family and friends will be received at New Beginnings Church, 300 E. Miller St. Elmira, NY 14904 on Mon. Feb. 14, 2022 between the hours of 1-3 p.m.  Military honors will be accorded Mr. Wheaton at the church prior to the funeral service at 3:15 p.m. His friends and pastors, Pastor Arthur “Skip” Reed and Rev. James Crupi will co-officiate. The burial will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Tue. morning at 11 a.m.  

F. William “Bill” Kain

Elmira

Age 83, passed away suddenly on Sun. Feb. 6, 2022. Born in Elmira, Bill was the son of the late, Thomas Sr. & Kathryn (Bradley) Kain. He was predeceased by a brother, Joseph. From an early age, he was a true entrepreneur. Bill operated several businesses in his lifetime. He is best known for the many years he operated Bill Kain’s Tire and Service Center and Pedaler’s Choice Bicycle Shop. Bill was dedicated to taking care of his customers. He retired two years ago after serving the community for over 60 years. He was a communicant of St. Patrick’s and St. Stanislaus Churches. Bill enjoyed his private times at Waneta Lake. He was a Volunteer Member of the former West Hill Fire Department. Bill was a 4th Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus, Elmira Council #229. Bill is survived by his loving wife, Christine (Patterson) Kain, they have shared 57 years together. Also surviving are their two children, Anne-Marie Kain, Elmira; and Joseph (Heather) Kain, Horseheads; their two grandchildren, Corey and Kelli Kain; a brother, Thomas Jr. (Cindy) Kain, Burdett; a sister, Kay (Bill) McGettrick, Corning, nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick’s Church, Elmira on Thur. Feb 10, 2022 at 11 a.m. with their pastor and friend, the Rev. Patrick Connor officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. A livestream of the Mass will be available through the Facebook page for Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish (https://www.facebook.com/ElmiraCatholic). N.Y.S. still requires face coverings for all. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The Bradford Volunteer Fire & Ambulance, 7603 County Route 20, Bradford, NY 14815 in his memory.

Myrtle F. Morrison

Wellsburg

Age 80, passed away Sat. Feb. 5, 2022 following declining health. Born on Sep. 4, 1941 in Elmira; Myrtle was the daughter of the late, Reedie A. Sr. & Mary E. Hall Clark. She married Fred J. Morrison Jr. 1959 and he predeceased her in 1997. In addition to being a fulltime wife and mom, Myrtle was employed as a welder for R. Wireworks for many years. She was always full of life and fun, Myrtle enjoyed fishing, auto racing, NASCAR and most of all being a loving mom to her 6 boys. Their home was always a gathering spot for the neighborhood kids where she enjoyed sitting on her porch admiring wildlife. She is remembered as the “Matriarch of South Mountain”. Surviving is her loving family, children, James F. Morrison, Leith P. Morrison, Tommy Lee (Sue) Morrison, Michael T. (Penny) Morrison and Kevin E. (Tina) Morrison; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, a sister, Lillian Rozell; a sister-in-law, Geraldine Clark; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Myrtle was predeceased by a son, Alan S. Morrison; brothers, Louie (Peggy) Clark, Robert E. Clark and Reedie Arthur (Beatrice) Clark Jr. and a daughter-in-law, Camielle Hornbeck Morrison. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, NY 14904 on Thur. Feb. 10. 2022 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 with burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Fri at 11 a.m. N.Y.S. still requires face coverings for all.

Kenneth C. Connis

Elmira Heights

Age 71 passed away Sun. Jan. 23, 2022 at his home following declining health. Born on Dec. 1, 1950 in Elmira, son of the late, Homer C. & Josephine F. D’Errico Connis. A private gentleman, little is known about his life. There are no known survivors. He will be buried next to his parents in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horsheads on Tues. Feb. 1, 2022 at 11 a.m.

King, Barbara A.

Southport

A longtime resident of the Pine City community went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at home following declining health at the age of 83. Born on August 25, 1938 in Port Chester, New York. Barbara was the daughter of the late, Margaret Erway McInnis Susko. She married her best friend in life, John R. King Jr. on Feb. 28, 1957 in Elmira. Together they spent 56 wonderful years before his passing in 2013. She was co-owner with her twin sister, Betty Robinson of The Grain Bin for seventeen years. She was active in the Southport Business Association. She was a military wife to her beloved husband, John for 22 years and thoroughly enjoyed traveling over the years and raising her family. She was a reader of all types, especially her personal study bible. A lady of many talents, Barb loved to sew, was an avid gardener that prided herself on keeping her yard immaculate. She loved to travel and go on trips and was a beloved member of the Wellsburg TOPS group. Surviving is her children Tim (Susan) King, Canandaigua; Laura (Vince) Putney, Pine Valley; granddaughter January, grandsons, John and Chad; great grandsons, Jordan, Gabriel, Spencer and Eli; great granddaughters Emma and Ella; her special twin sister Betty (Sheldon) Robinson; brother-in-law, Peter King, several nieces and nephews, including special niece and nephew Tina Robinson and Jeff Kerrick; special friends, Cathy Warner, Diane Ross, David and Autumn Rose Lester. In addition to her parents, Barbara was predeceased by her husband, John R. King Jr., infant son, Gregory Mark King; granddaughter, Shawna King; great-grandson, Dakota King; brother-in-laws David and Paul King; sister-in-laws Rosemary King, Edna King, nephew, Todd Kerrick; and special friends Betty & Jim Sharpe and Debbie Lester. Family and friends will be received at her daughter, Laura’s house on Sunday, May 29, 2022. Please contact Laura on Facebook or privately for further details. At Barb’s request a private committal service will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest with her beloved husband, John King, at a later date at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to any of her favorite organizations, Family Life Ministries, Samaritan’s Purse, or the Elmira Salvation Army.

Haase, William “Bill”

Elmira

Age 98, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Tues. Jan. 11, 2022. Born in Elmira, on Oct. 9, 1923, son of the late, William C. & Martha F. McGraw Haase. In service to his country, Bill served in the Armed Forces from 1943-1947. He was in the Air Force Reserve during W.W.II and the 138th Military Police in the Pacific Islands. While in service he received the Army Occupation Medal and the W.W. II Victory Medal. Bill was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was an active member of the Union-Cooley Masonic Lodge #95 for over 50 years. A dedicated employee, Bill worked in security for Corning Inc. for 20 years and was also a car salesman. His interests included NASCAR, camping, fishing and visiting local flea markets. He is survived by his loving wife and companion, Sally Hill Burnside Haase; children, David (Michele) Haase, GA; and Carol. A. Wirfel, PA; grandchildren, Morgan & Michael Haase, Andrew & Matthew Wirfel; two great grandchildren; stepchildren, Linda (Jeff) Paugh and Debbie Kuntz; step grandchildren, David Tillotson, Lorraine Tillotson, Heather, Rebecca and Laurie Anstee; and family friends. In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by his former wife, Regina Haase. Private services will take place at the family’s convenience with military honors accorded Mr. Haase. He will be interred in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport. Memorial donations may be directed to Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, 375 Kings Highway North Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034 in his memory.

Richard Watson Black Sr.

Horseheads

Age 93 passed away Thursday January 6, 2022 at Bethany Manor following declining health. Born on June 22, 1928 in Jersey City, NY, son of the late, Richard & Sarah E. Conklin Black. In service to his country, Richard served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army. He married Josephine Gahagan in 1979 and she predeceased him in 2013. Richard was employed by Schweizer Aircraft for many years until his retirement. He always had a love of aircraft and was a private pilot. His interests included artwork, model car collecting and time spent with his cherished family. Surviving is his loving family, children, Richard Black, Sayre, PA; Dorothy (Cleo) Kaliati, Kalamazoo, MI; Terry (Lester Owens) Adams, Elmira; Allen Black, Elmira Heights; William Black, Elmira; Jeanette Black, Elmira; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, Richard was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Dixie. All services will take place privately at his family’s convenience. He will be laid to rest with his wife, Josephine Black in Woodlawn National Cemetery with military honors accorded Mr. Black.  

Charles D. Little

Elmira

Age 99, passed away, Tue. Jan 4, 2022 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family.  Charles lived a long and full life. Born on Jan. 7, 1922 in Elmira, Charles was the son of the late, Harry F. & Ora M. Roe Little. In service to his country, “Charlie” enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during W.W. II from 1942-1945 in the European theater.  He was a member of the American Legion Post # 154. He married Lois G. Stump on Oct. 18, 1947 in Elmira. Dedicated to his family and a wonderful provider, Charlie was employed by Kennedy Valve for 45 years until his retirement; after which he was employed by Chemung Canal Trust Co. as a courier for several years.  “Charlie” was an active member of Christian Faith Fellowship Church. A master craftsman, he enjoyed caning chairs, caring for his home, and time spent with family and friends. A sports fan, Charlie followed Syracuse Basketball, and the Boston Red Sox. He is remembered for his kind smile and helping hand to all. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion of nearly 75 years, Lois Stump Little; their children, Donald (Susan) Little, Ballston Lake, NY; Richard (Barbara) Little, Saratoga Springs, NY; Karen Habecker, Southport, NY; Debbie (Eric) Bump, Rathbone, NY; 10 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and sister, Marge Fredenberg. In addition to his parents, “Charlie” was predeceased by brothers, William Little, Glenn (Irene) Little, Harry F. Little; sisters, Alice (Bernard) Howland, Clara (Walter) Vincent, Betty (Russell) Gill and a son-in-law, Larry Habecker.  Private services on what would have been Charles 100th birthday, Jan. 7, 2022 will be streamed on Caywood’s Facebook page at 4:15 p.m. with his pastor and friend, James Crupi officiating. Military honors will be accorded at the funeral home with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be directed to CareFirst, 3805 Meads Creek Rd. Painted Post, NY 14870 in his memory.

Bliss, Jan Goodwin

Southport

Age 59, passed away on Sat. January 1, 2022 following a brief battle with cancer at her home surrounded by her loving family.  Jan was born in Kansas City, MO.  She was the daughter of Larry and Donna Goodwin and a graduate of Southside High School Class of 1980. She was employed for many years by the Chemung County D.S.S. Welfare Fraud Unit. She took pride in her many years of work for the county until her retirement in 2020. She was most recently employed part time at the Sandbox powder coating service. Jan has always put family first. She is remembered for her honesty, telling it like it was with a sparkle in her eye, her warm smile and hearty laugh. Jan will be missed by many.  Surviving is her loving family, mother, Donna Thomas Goodwin, Pine City; siblings, Jill (Gary) Baker, Horseheads; Joy Goodwin, Elmira; Jeff (Amy) Goodwin, Pine City; step-children, Bryan-Michael Bliss, Mahlon (Sherry) Bliss, and Brett Bliss; step-grandchildren, Colton and Weston Bliss; many nieces, nephews, cousins and family friends. Jan was predeceased by her beloved son, Brandon D. Shaw on May 10, 2003; her cherished dad, Larry Goodwin on July 7, 2010 and her loving husband, Bryan E. Bliss on Aug. 17, 2013. Jan missed them dearly, longing to be with them.  Her wait is now over. Family and friends will be received at Goodwins Automotive, 593 Hendy Creek Rd. Pine City, NY 14871 on Sat. January 8, 2022 between the hours of 2- 6 p.m. to celebrate Jan’s life. She will be buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads with her beloved, Brandon and Bryan in a private service at her family’s convenience.

Rohr, Charles Jr.

Southport

Age 85, passed away Wed. Dec. 29, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Born on July 13, 1936 in Elmira, son of the late Charles Sr. & Marjorie Carrus Rohr. Dedicated to his country, Charles (Chuck) served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1961. He married the love of his life, Frances Russell in 1956 and together they shared 65 years of marriage. A dedicated provider for his family, Chuck was a long-time employee of Thatcher Glass and later, Anchor Glass in Elmira Heights retiring in 1999. He was an active member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church where he will be remembered as “King of the Kitchen”. An outdoorsman, Chuck enjoyed fishing, boating, camping, woodworking, gardening, and caring for his two horses, “Cody” and “Paco”. Always eager to lend a hand, he also spent time plowing his neighbors’ driveways. Chuck was vice-president for 30 years for the Glass Bottle Blowers Local #104. In addition to his loving wife, Frances Russell Rohr, he is survived by their three children, Darlene (Michael) Cowles, Walworth, NY; Jeffery (Anita) Rohr, Cicero, IN; and Timothy (Cynthia) Rohr, Pine City; 7 grandchildren, Jaeson (Desire Slover) Rohr, Andrew Rohr, Sarah (Joseph) Cowles-Zambon, Megan (Helmuth) Montoya, Nathan (Kayla) Rohr, Kristen (David) Robinson, and Julianne (Jeremy) Race; 12 great-grandchildren, Amelia, Ainsley, Ayden, Zachary, Maelynn, Ethan, Jordyn, Tanner, Charlee, Hannah, Deucalion and Xavier; nieces, nephews and family friends. In addition to his parents, Chuck was predeceased by two brothers, Lance (Jean) Rohr and Robert Rohr. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, NY 14904 on Sun. Jan. 2, 2022 between the hours of 2–4 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 4:15 p.m. and will be streamed on Caywood’s Facebook page with burial in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport at his family’s convenience with military honors accorded Mr. Rohr. Memorial donations can be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 115 West Hill Road Elmira, NY 14905 in his memory.

Donna Mae Hunsinger Taylor

Horseheads

Age 79 formerly of West Elmira, passed away Fri. Dec. 24, 2021 at her home following declining health. Born on Sep. 30, 1942 in Buffalo, NY; Donna Mae was the daughter of the late, Harry E. & Viola B. Reinbold Hunsinger. After graduating from Southside High School in 1960, she earned a business degree from Jean Summers Business School. Donna Mae married David C. Taylor on Sep. 16, 1961 in Elmira and together they enjoyed 44 years of marriage until his passing on Jan. 22, 2005. She was employed by N.Y.S. Department of Corrections for many years as a secretary. Donna Mae was an active member of Bethany Lutheran Church. Her many interests included, reading, “girls time”, caring for her home, and most of all family time. Surviving are her loving children, son, Duane Taylor, TN; daughter, Denise (Jerry “Woody”) Woodard, Horseheads; cherished grandsons, Keith and Kyle (Angelina) Slusser; Jerry’s children Chelsea (Robert) Hale, Cullen Woodard, sister, Dawn (“BJ”) Dildine; nieces, nephews, and many wonderful friends and neighbors. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, NY 14904 on Wed. Dec. 29, 2021 between the hours of 6pm – 8pm. Funeral services will take place Thur. morning Dec. 30, 2021 beginning at 10am in Bethany Lutheran Church, 256 S. Walnut St. Elmira, NY 14904 with her Pastor and friend, Rev. Roger Behrens officiating; organist will be Francis McLaren; with burial to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Pallbearers will be Duane Taylor, Jerry “Woody” Woodard, Keith Slusser, Kyle Slusser, “BJ” Dildine, and Dale Cleveland. As required by N.Y.S. face coverings are required. Memorial donations can be made in her memory to Bethany Lutheran Church 256 S. Walnut St. Elmira, NY 14904 or CareFirst 3805 Meads Creek Rd. Painted Post, NY 14870

Rose, Charlotte

Elmira

Age 96, passed away on Mon. Dec. 20, 2021, following declining health. Born on April 16, 1925 in Elmira, daughter of the late, Seth & Mable Clearwater Norris. Charlotte was a homemaker and a diligent housewife to Lavern Rose. Together they shared 62 years of wonderful marriage until his passing in 2006. Her interests included word find, reading, picking strawberries, activities at the church and spending time with her treasured family. Charlotte is survived by her three loving children, Daniel (Freda) Rose, Millerton, PA; Darlene (Gary) Dupree, Horseheads and Jeanette Benjamin, Wellsburg; 14 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great great grandchildren children; several nieces, nephews and family friends. In addition to her to parents and husband, Charlotte was predeceased by her son-in-law, Robert Benjamin; and was the last living of five children. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, NY on Wed. Dec. 29, 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 with burial in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY following her services. As now required by N.Y.S. Face coverings are required by all.

JENKINS, Mary Theresa (Herrick)

At Age 83 took her seat next to Our Lord in Heaven on December 27, 1937, God sent a little angel and on December 18, 2021 he took her home with him.  She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Daughter of the late, Gerald and Amelia (Makovitch) Herrick.  She was predeceased by her husband, David T. Jenkins; infant daughter, Marie Jenkins and granddaughter, Kiersten Moore.  She is survived by her loving children, Theresa Kemp, Cathleen Jenkins, Thomas (Linda) Jenkins, and Michael Jenkins; grandchildren, Shawn (Tasha) Kemp, Christopher (Heather) Kemp, Gregory Wood, Kaitlyn Wood, Paul (Lisa) Jenkins, Phillip Jenkins, Timothy Jenkins, and Megan Jenkins;  great grandchildren, Lucas, Emmalyn, Logan Kemp, Dominick and Brenton Kemp, Chase and Khaidyn Wood, and Myla Jenkins.  She is also survived by her loving brothers, James (Ann) Herrick and Robert (Bertie) Herrick.  Special person, Joanne Hackett-Jenkins. Mary retired from Southside High School where she spent many years in the guidance office.  She loved the kids and the kids loved her.  Upon retiring she found it hard to sit still so she took a part time job at Elmira College where she worked at the Domes for the next several years. Mary’s unwavering love for her children and all the grandchildren is a true testament to her personal life.  Everyone was welcome all hours of the day and night.  She would offer you a cup of coffee and a peanut and butter and jelly sandwich and the laughter would commence.  She never turned anyone away for anything. May God wrap his loving arms around you and keep you next to him as you celebrate with the Angels in Heaven. Services will take place privately at the convenience of the family with burial at St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. 

Gary L Miles Sr., 75, peacefully went into the open arms of his Lord on December 3, 2021. Gary was born on May 2, 1946 to Charles and Anna Miles. Gary lived in Canadaigua, NY for most of his life before moving to Elmira, NY in 2019 to be closer to his family. Gary took pride in his membership at St. John's Church in Clifton Springs, NY. He loved to spend time with his family, travel, fish, golf, visit casinos, and he enjoyed a good meal with good company. He will be remembered and missed for his witty sense of humor. He is survived by his loving daughter and caregiver Tina Miles Condon of Erin, NY, son Jefferey (Pam) Miles of Elmira, NY, brother Butch (Elaine) Miles of Mesa, AZ, seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and good friend, Tim Rankin. He was predeceased by his parents Charles and Anna, sisters Nancy Sletten and Rochelle Doan, brother Gerald Miles, and beloved son Gary L Miles, Jr. In lieu of funeral services, the family will have a celebration of his life at a later date. 

Margaret E. Brennan Petta

Elmira

Age 95, A beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother sadly passed away Wednesday, December 8, 2021 following a long and well lived life. The cherished matriarch of the family took great delight in sharing her warmth and good humor with family and friends. Margaret, born in Sayre, PA was the youngest of five children born to Henry M. “Harry” and Mary Brennan. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years Samuel M. Petta who together lovingly raised three children.  Siblings Henry, John, Thomas and Mary also predeceased her as well as her nephews Ronald, Thomas and John Brennan and niece Mary Ellen Pennay. Surviving children include, Mark (Peggy), Bill (Patti) both of Elmira and daughter, Deborah Turner of Wilmington, NC. also a sister-in-law, Bernice Brennan. She was blessed with eight grandchildren, Michael and Mark Morse, Scott Rosenberger, Lynn Felton, Alicia Mantey, William Petta, Mark Petta and Brian Petta and 21 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews all of whom enjoyed so many special times with her during her life. Family and friends will be received at Caywood Funeral Home and Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, NY on Monday, December 13, 2021 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Funeral services will follow at 3:15 p.m. with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery in Towanda, PA at her families' convenience. 

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. 

 

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