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Smith, Alice W.
It is with great sadness that we tell our friends of the passing of our mom, Alice Smith. She loved being a Registered Nurse, playing bridge, boating, volunteering at the library and hospital, knitting, walking miles every day, reading, digging in her rose gardens, and visiting with her family. Most of these activities were curtailed over the years, but it's ok to slow down while approaching and passing 94! She was a great lady who will be sorely missed, but our memories of her will go on forever. Age 94, formerly of West Elmira, Alice passed away Monday, May 25, 2020, at Seneca View SNF after living a long and full life. Born on December 10, 1925 in Elmira, Alice was the daughter of the late, Garnet & Edna Strause Wrigley. She graduated from Southside High School and Arnot School of Nursing. Alice continued to work at Arnot Ogden Hospital as an RN until her retirement. She married Leland E “Gunner" Smith in 1946 and he predeceased her in 1999. Surviving are her loving children, Virginia (Edward) Lepkowski, Peter (Janet) Smith, Paul (Ellen Scriven) Smith, and Margo (Tom) Underwood; grandchildren, Heather (John) Callaway, Matt Smith, Jodi (Larry) Colby, Jesse (Melissa) Smith, and Edward (Kathy) Lepkowski; and great grandchildren, Mirka, Andrew, and Mason Callaway, Conner, Sam, and Gavin Smith, Brennan and Gavin Colby, Ian Smith, and Matt Lepkowski; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and Gunner, she was predeceased by her sisters Ruth Haskins, Doris Boyd, and Mary Kracht, and her brother Bob Wrigley. Memorials may be directed to the Susan Komen Twin Tiers Regional, Office PO Box 1306, Elmira, NY 14902; the National Kidney Foundation, 1344 University Avenue Suite 270, Rochester, NY 14607; and/or the First Presbyterian Church, 1054 W. Clinton St. Elmira, NY 14905 in her memory. Services will be held privately at the family’s convenience.

Audinwood, Earl “Boney”

Pine City

Age 69 passed away Wed. May 27, 2020 at Robert Packer Hospital following a heart condition. Born on Sep. 18, 1950 in Corning; Earl was the son of the late, Harry & Ruth McCaster Audinwood. He married Rosanna Sterling in 1972. Together they made a wonderful team working together on the family dairy farm. He loved all things farming and enjoyed his pet turkeys. In earlier years, he was employed by A&P Foods. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion, Rosanna Sterling Audinwood; siblings, Harry (Louise) Audinwood, Bill (Lill) Audinwood, Carol (Danny) Franchi, Raymond and Fred Audinwood; sister-in-law, Ginny Audinwood; in-laws, Bruce (Gaylene) Sterling, Lois Jenkins, Joseph (Lisa) Sterling, Carol (Tim) Barner, and Nancy Sterling; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, including John Jenkins and Kathy Smith whom he thought of as his own children; also Randy (Michelle) Blake whom he also “adopted”. All are invited on Mon. June 1, 2020 at 11a.m. at Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, NY. (Social Distancing Rules must be followed).

Dolores Maynard Cleveland

Our mother, age 89, left this earth in peace early Saturday morning May 16th, 2020. She was born October 4th, 1930 in Elmira, NY, to Lena Baker Maynard Newkirk & Harold Maynard. For the first time in her life she kept others waiting for her. She took her time joining her family & friends in heaven. While doing so she touched more lives. Her Dementia did not keep her from observing the appearance & behavior of those around her. Mom had worked as a L.P.N. at Chemung County Nursing Facility for many years, so returning there as a resident in 2015, she was surrounded by many caring former co-workers. She spent her final years as a resident of the 2nd floor. (supervising the staff). She was pre-deceased by: Duane Sprague, her companion of 40+ years. Previous husband of 20 years, George L. Cleveland, younger siblings: brothers, Harold “Webb” Maynard, and Hugh Hoff;  sisters, Barbara (John) Dunn, Georgia (John) Seagren; brother-in-law, Gary Woodruff; grandson, Donald Cleveland; nephews, Jeff and Greg Dunn; several Cleveland in-laws;  Duane’s son, Gregg Sprague; grandson, Michael Sprague, & infant granddaughter. Her surviving siblings include, Frances Woodruff, Donald (Elsie) Wager, sisters-in-law, Nellie Maynard and Lois Hoff. No mother loved her children & grandchildren more than ours. She is survived by her children: Daniel J. Cleveland, Gary L. Cleveland, Barbara A. (Dr. Earl Robinson) Cleveland, Corey D. Sprague; grandchildren, with their spouses & children, Deanna (Brian) Montalbano, Vincent & Dominic; Daniel (Melinda) Cleveland II, Hunter & Toby; Ted (Eileen) Peet, Nicholas & Christina; Salina Buckley, Ethan & Miles; Travis (Kathy) Cleveland; Jeremie Cleveland, Ace Austin; Roberto J. (Sarah) Sibayan, Sophia, Sloan, & Samara; Jesse (Carmen) Sprague, Kairi; and Ciera Sprague. Family was very important to Dolores. She also loved and is survived by numerous nieces & nephews, in the Maynard, Newkirk, & Cleveland families. Duane’s children: Bruce (Jackie) Sprague, Nan (Roger) Burris, Dianne Garcia, and their children & grandchildren. Our special thanks to the Chemung County Nursing Facility 2nd floor staff, & all those who participated in the care of our mother over the past 4+ years. Guests will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Tues. May 19, 2020 between the hours of 5-6 p.m. to greet her children and her sister in a drive-thru visitation at the gazebo. (All must remain in your vehicles). An observance of the visitation may be viewed online at www.caywoodsfuneralhome.com then follow the Facebook tab.

Hill, Beverly Loveless

Horseheads, NY

Formerly of Southport and the majority of her life in Watkins Glen, age 78, passed away on Wed. May 13, 2020 following a period of declining health. Born on Sept. 12, 1941, in Elmira, NY; daughter to the late, Edwin & Vera Stevens Loveless. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Elwood D. Hill in 2015; and their beloved daughter, Katonka Campbell. A devoted mother, she is survived by her four loving children; Kenneth (Mary) Hill, Alpine; Kimber (Bill McCarty) Hill, Watkins Glen; William (Tiffany) Hill, Watkins Glen; and Gilbert (Patricia) Hill, Horseheads; She also leaves behind 13 extremely loved grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, siblings, Edwin Loveless, Susan Wilson and Judy (Nick) Mastronardi; along with several nieces, nephews and a special friend and sister-in-law, Bonny Farren. Beverly is best remembered by the community for her many years of service and taking great care of her patrons at Chef’s Diner in Montour Falls. She is most remembered by her family for her many selfless acts of love, giving and devotion. She enjoyed reading, TV shows, and scratch-offs. A private memorial service will take place at the family’s convenience. An observance service on-line may be viewed at www.caywoodsfuneralhome.com then follow the Facebook tab on Wed. May 20, 2020 at 12 (noon) with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.

Winnie, Charles J.

“Charlie”

Elmira Heights, NY

Age 67, passed away on Sun. May 10, 2020 following declining health. Born on June 2, 1952 in Corning, NY son of the late, George & Ella Mae Gill Winnie. Charles finally found true happiness when he married Bernice Johnston Winnie in 2010. He also adopted her family and for the first time had children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to care for. He was employed by Capabilities for many years as a custodian. An outdoorsman, Charlie enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf. In addition to his loving wife, Bernice; he is survived by his step-children, Brett (Georgia) Johnston, Richard Johnston Jr., Donna (Karl) Wilkins, Vicki (Tim) Warren, and Dale (Mike) Dalton; 9 step-grandchildren and 10 step-great grandchildren; siblings, John (Diana) Winnie and Levi Case; uncles, Tom and John Gill and Bill (Lucy) Gill; nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Charles was predeceased by a step-grandson, Michael W. Dalton. He was an active member of Central Assembly of God in Horseheads, NY for many years and where his memorial services will take place at a later date to be announced.

Kress, Martha V.

Fassett, PA

Age 74, joined a heavenly choir on Mon. April 27, 2020 and today that choir sounds so much sweeter. She recently suffered a heart attack followed by declining health. Born on April 11, 1946 in Canton, PA; daughter of the late, Robert & Mary Rockwell Tuning. Martha married the love of her life and companion, 51 years ago, Dale Lee Kress. They have 2 loving sons, Dale Lee Kress Jr. and Dan (Lauren) Kress; 4 grandchildren, Lucas, Alaina, Maggie and Jackson all of Fassett, PA; a sister, Nina Campbell, nieces, nephews, cousins and a community of cherished friends. In addition to her parents, Martha was predeceased by a sister, Shirley Gibbs; brothers, Pete Tuning, and Jeremiah (Martha) Tuning; and a brother-in-law, Claire “Babe” Campbell. Martha retired from N.Y.S. Dept. of Corrections where she worked as a secretary. Her love of the Lord and family was everything to her. Martha loved cheering on her grandchildren at sporting activities. From family camping trips to tractor shows, she and Dale always took time to show their love and affection for their grandchildren. She was well known for her singing abilities as well as her cheerful, fun loving wit and larger than life persona. Many a gathering, church service, funeral, and Ice Cream Social is where she touched countless lives with her gift of song and storytelling. Her sidekick, Bucky Jetter made their presence even more memorable. Services will be private with an observance service viewed at www.caywoodsfuneralhome.com; and follow the Facebook tab on Fri. May 1, 2020 at 11 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 12 (noon) with burial in the Gillett Cemetery. All are welcome to take part in a drive through at the Gillett Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. (all must remain in your vehicles) to honor Martha and her family.

Fish, Helen J.

Wellsburg, NY          

Age 67, passed away unexpectedly on Thurs. Apr. 23, 2020 at home. Born on June 11, 1952 in Towanda, PA, daughter of the late, Robert & Cora Casselbury Fish. Helen retired after many years of service from Motor Components, Horseheads. Devoted to her family, Helen enjoyed Bingo, casinos, crossword puzzles, knitting, and was a second mom to many. She is survived by her loving daughter, Vicky (Paul) Woodlee; Fort Worth, TX; her granddog, D.J.; siblings, Dannie (Constance) Fish, Lester Fish, Betty Hoyt, Charles Fish and Linda Bennett; sister-in-law, Daline Casselbury; aunt, Dorothy Casselbury; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Helen was predeceased by a brother, Robert Fish; a sister, Julia Fish; sister-in-law, Pam Fish; aunts, Gertrude Hitchcock, Rosie Shaffer; and uncle, Francis Casselbury. An observance service may be viewed at www.caywoodsfuneralhome.com then follow the Facebook tab on Tues. April 28, 2020 from 11 a.m. – 12 (noon). Her funeral service will follow at 12 (noon). Interment will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira.

Myers, Patricia G.

Horseheads, NY

Age 83, passed away on Wed. Apr. 22, 2020 following declining health. Born on May 31, 1936 in Elmira, to the late, Leroy & Thelma Miller McGettrick. Patricia married the love of her life, Robert Myers, who predeceased her in 2014. She retired from Weiss Markets after many years of dedicated service. Patricia enjoyed playing Bingo, crocheting and spending time with her beloved family. She is survived by her son, Bill (Chris) Ortmann, Gilbert, IL; brother, William (Kay) McGettrick, Corning; sisters, Jaqueline McGettrick Woughter, Gillett, PA and Elaine Cherock, Corning; several nieces and nephews. Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family and Patricia will be entombed at in the Woodlawn National Cemetery Columbarium Wall next to her beloved husband.

Woodyard, Eric K. “Ricky”

Pine City

Age 49, passed away on Sat. Apr. 18, 2020 at his home following declining health. Born on Nov. 11, 1970, in Elmira, NY, son of the late, Presley & Joan Cook Woodyard. He was employed by Horizon Solutions as a salesman. An avid sports fan, Eric rooting for his favorite teams; Ohio State, The Cubs and Tampa Bay. He loved to make people laugh, host cookouts and spend time with his beloved friends. Eric is survived by his two sisters, Suzie Cooklin; Elmira and Christine (Bill) Morrow; Hendersonville, TN; niece and nephews, Nicole Greene, Justin (Jessica) Greene and Brandon Cooklin. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his beloved aunt, Mary Stone. An observance service may be viewed at www.caywoodsfuneralhome.com then follow the Facebook tab on Fri. Apr. 24, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 12 (noon). A prayer service will follow at 12:00 (noon) with burial to follow in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.

Shaffer, Helen M.

Elmira, NY

Age 87, passed away on Sat. Apr. 4, 2020 following declining health. Born on Sept. 25, 1932, in Elmira, to the late John & Emma Lindsey Bush. She married John T. Shaffer Sr., who predeceased her in 2015. Helen graduated from BOCES and was employed as a CNA for many years. Her interests included: bowling, bingo, TOPS group, and caring for many ‘other’ children and they know who they are! She is survived by her loving children, Pat Shaffer, Avoca; John Shaffer Jr. Elmira; Diane Dunn, Elmira; William Shaffer, Tampa, FL; Philip, Gerald, Dawn, Matthew Shaffer all of Elmira; and Hope Shaffer(Melanie Husted) of Soddy Daisy, TN; many grandchildren, several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; she is also survived by sisters Irene Connolly and Phyllis Snyder and brother Tom Bush.  In addition to her parents, Helen was predeceased by her son, Henry Shaffer and sisters, Bernice Bush and Shirley Ludy; brothers Donald, Ted, Edward and James Bush.  Special thanks to caretaker Kelly Bush and special friend Deb Girardi. An observance service may be viewed at www.caywoodsfuneralhome.com follow the Facebook tab on Apr. 11, 2020 from 1-2 pm. A prayer service will follow at 2 p.m. with public services at a later date.

Shaffer, Helen M.

Elmira, NY

Age 87, passed away on Sat. Apr. 4, 2020 following declining health. Born on Sept. 25, 1932, in Elmira, to the late John & Emma Lindsey Bush. She married John T. Shaffer Sr., who predeceased her in 2015. Helen graduated from BOCES and was employed as a CNA for many years. Her interests included: bowling, bingo, TOPS group, and caring for many ‘other’ children and they know who they are! She is survived by her loving children, Pat Shaffer, Avoca; John Shaffer Jr. Elmira; Diane Dunn, Elmira; William Shaffer, Tampa, FL; Philip, Gerald, Dawn, Matthew Shaffer all of Elmira; and Hope Shaffer(Melanie Husted) of Soddy Daisy, TN; many grandchildren, several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; she is also survived by sisters Irene Connolly and Phyllis Snyder and brother Tom Bush.  In addition to her parents, Helen was predeceased by her son, Henry Shaffer and sisters, Bernice Bush and Shirley Ludy; brothers Donald, Ted, Edward and James Bush.  Special thanks to caretaker Kelly Bush and special friend Deb Girardi.  All services will be private.

McCormick, Patricia

Elmira

Age 79, passed away Wed. March 25, 2020 following declining health. Born on Oct. 13, 1940 in Cherry Mills, PA to the late, Dayton & Martha Hite Wolfe. Pat was employed by Moore Business Forms, Remington-Rand and retired from Toshiba. She was an active member of the Riverside United Methodist Church. Pat enjoyed camping, fishing and spending at Lake Ontario with her family. She is survived by her devoted husband of 35 years, Robert McCormick; children, Michael Wood, Elmira; Vicki (Fred) Beardsley, OK; Kevin (Renee) Wood, TX; seven grandchildren and step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Irene Comfort, FL. In addition to her parents, Pat was predeceased by three children; H. James Wood Jr., David Wood and Joseph Wood. All services will be private. Entombment will take place in the Woodlawn National Cemetery Columbarium.

Jeannette Sprague

Elmira

Age 90, passed away Wed. Mar. 11, 2020 following a long and full life. Born on Dec. 20, 1929 in Elmira, Jeannette was the daughter of the late, Ludwig & Mary Ersly Ziegler and a 1947 graduate of Southside High School. A homemaker and provider, she was a nurse’s aide employed by Arnot-Ogden Hospital for many years. She took great pride in her family and raising her children who survive, Bruce (Jacquie) Sprague, Nannette (Roger) Burris, and Dianne (Charlie) Garcia; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Gregg Sprague; siblings, Ritchie (Bette) Ziegler, Marilyn (Leonard) Pearson, her former husband, Duane Sprague, grandson, Michael Sprague and great grandson, Gene Mays. Surviving Jeannette are her grandchildren, Bruce Brimmer, Christopher (Ravon) Sprague, Jody Kobbe, Jennifer (Benjamin) Mays, Eric Garcia, David Garcia and Sarah Garcia. Surviving Jeannette are her great grandchildren, Savita Sprague, Royce Sprague, John Kobbe, Jacob Kobbe, Lauryn Kobbe, Jayden Kobbe, Dominic Garcia, Eric Garcia, Skeeter Nuvarro, Madalyn Perez, Silas Michael-Andres Garcia. Guests will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Elmira,/Southport on Sun. Mar. 15, 2020 between the hours of 2-4 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 4:15 p.m. Interment at the family’s convenience will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Keefe Garrett Ahearn

Formerly of Corning, NY and Hermitage, Tennessee passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020. Keefe is survived by his daughter, Morgan Elizabeth Ahearn; four sons, Johnathan Musses, Logan Garrett Ahearn, Collin Bryant Ahearn and Remy Cason Ahearn; grandchildren, Raelynn and Aiden Musses; mother, Virginia Jane Ahearn; father, Thomas Richard Ahearn; sisters, Sheree McGannon, Keely Bell; brothers, Nicholas Ahearn, Trever Ahearn, James Ahearn, Patrick Ahearn and many loving aunts, uncles and friends.  He is predeceased by his grandparents; Thomas & Patricia Ahearn, Henry & Mary Eloise Black; and uncle, Henry F. Black. Keefe graduated from Corning East High School in 1996 and loved to play lacrosse.  He moved to Nashville, TN and lived there for most of his adult life.   Keefe was known for his giving and easy-going nature.  He was a loving and devoted father, son, brother, and uncle; he will be deeply missed by all who knew him. A Celebration of Life reception will be held on Saturday, March 28th from 1-4pm at the Union Hall USW, 100 Nasser Civic Center in Corning, NY.

Leonard, Jody

Horseheads

Age 52, passed away unexpectedly on Sat. Feb. 29, 2020. Born on May 6, 1967 in Elmira, NY, to the late, Leone Ducey Leonard and Dale E. Leonard. Jody graduated from SHS in 1985. He retired from NYS Dept. of Corrections after 29 years of service. Jody had a passion for fast cars, boats and bikes. He enjoyed time spent with family and friends. Jody is survived by his two siblings, Jamie (Cindy) Leonard and Lori (David) Rice; nieces, Jolene Dwyer and Emily Leonard; and a great nephew Jaedyn Dwyer in addition to several Aunts, Uncles and cousins and his very close companions Duane and Pat Stuck.  Guests will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Elmira on Mon. Mar. 9, 2020 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. He will be interred in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery at his family’s convenience with his mom. 

Mucci, John Patrick

Southport, NY

Giovanni Pasquale Mucci, age 86, passed away on Sun. Mar. 1, 2020 following declining health. Born in Elmira, NY on Nov. 6, 1933 to the late, Nicholas & Teresa Filippone Mucci. He married the love of his life, Shirley Cuer Mucci on Oct. 15, 1955. Dedicated to his country, John served in the U. S. Army from 1953-1955 and was a very active member of the Italian American Veterans. He retired from the US Postal Service following 34 years of dedicated service. John was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church. He enjoyed spending time with his beloved family, gardening and cooking. In addition to his devoted wife, Shirley, of 64 years, he is survived by his two daughters, Lori Lynn (Dennis) Martin and Colleen (Jay) Boudreau; 5 grandchildren, Danielle Martin, Kayleigh Martin, Wyatt Martin, Jaymie (Bronson) Snoddy and Jacob (Mikaela) Boudreau; brother-in-law, Ben Cuer; sister-in-law, Betty Batrowny. In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by siblings, Philomena (Thomas) Saracene, Mary (Nicholas) Capozza and James (Joan) Mucci; and a brother-in-law, George Batrowny. Guests will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Elmira on Thurs. Mar. 5, 2020 between the hours of 4-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. on Fri. Mar. 6, 2020 at St. Patrick’s Church, 604 Park Pl. Elmira, NY 14901. Burial will follow in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Mucci. Memorial donations may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. 225 N. Michigan Ave. Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 www.act.alz.org in his memory. Special thanks to St. Joe’s SNF for the care, love and compassion given to John and his family during his stay.

Winslow, Charles A. III

Elmira

“Al” or “Pidge” age 82, passed away Sun. Mar.1 2020 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility following declining health. Born on Jan. 25, 1938 in Oneonta, NY; Al was the son of the late, Charles A. II & Marie Thompson Winslow. He married Edyth Anne Walker on Oct. 23, 1960; also surviving are their children, Charles IV (Carolyn) Winslow, David Winslow, and Holly (John Crossley) Winslow; grandchildren, “CJ” (Tachia) Winslow, Chad (Morgan Goodell) Winslow, Justice Winslow, and Kendall Winslow; great grandchildren, Charlie, Cayda, Alexa, and Ryker. ‘In addition to his parents, Al was predeceased by a brother, Paul. “Al” was employed by Goodyear for 20 years as well as Steve Acuto Pontiac for 20 years. His interests included hunting, camping, horseshoes, bowling, trips to the beach, and Saturday nights at the racetracks. Guests will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Elmira on Thur. Mar. 5, 2020 between the hours of 10 a.m. – 12 (noon). A memorial service will follow at 12 :15 p.m. with interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery, where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Winslow. Special thanks to the Chemung County Nursing Facility, (especially the 6th floor) for the wonderful care provided to both of our parents.

Dragoo, Shirley I.

Age 83, of Waverly, NY; passed away on Thurs. Feb. 27, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Born on Aug. 11, 1936 to the late Rev. Henry & Lorena Nichols Smith in Cadis, PA. After retiring from the Robert Packer Hospital as a billing clerk, she enjoyed traveling the country with her loving companion, George Geisinger Sr. and their dog “Taz”. She was proud of her family and loved spending time together, summers at the lake and shopping on the QVC and Home Shopping Network. In addition to her loving companion, George, Shirley is survived by her three children; Shirl (Tony) Sindoni, Dave (Diane) Dragoo and Bonnie Manzer; seven grandchildren, TJ (Kristin) Sindoni, Brett (Jenn) Sindoni, Laura (James) Cole, Doug (Melissa) Dragoo, Cody Dragoo, Darren (Casey) Dragoo and Greg Sindoni; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and great friends and special friend, Patty “Pitter” Elliot. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her siblings, Alberta (Glen) Lattimer, Ida (Al) Johnson, Vivian Holdridge, Roy Smith, Hank Smith and Edward Smith. Guests will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Elmira/Southport on Wed. Mar. 4, 2020 between the hours of 2-4 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 4:15 p.m. The family would like to express their most sincere gratitude to the staff at the Cayuga Medical Center for their care and support. Memorial donations may be directed in Shirley’s memory to the Cayuga Medical Center Foundation, 101 Dates Dr. Ithaca, NY 14850.

Marilyn Lelia (Sturdevant) Farnsworth

Southport, NY

Age 85, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at home with her family by her side following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born April 25, 1934 the daughter of the late Norman and Viola Sturdevant in Sayre, PA. She was a 1952 graduate of Southside High School. She married Kenneth Farnsworth on Easter Sunday, April 5, 1953 at the First Methodist Church in Elmira. Marilyn was a home health aide and the first employee of AmeriCare in Elmira, a homecare service provider. In 1990 she graduated from SCT Boces Practical Nursing program and worked as an LPN at Schuyler Hospital on the Med Surge floor until she was 76 years old. She was an avid quilter and she loved crocheting, knitting and sewing Barbie clothes. She made numerous quilts for her family and friends, sewed pillowcases for American soldiers in Afghanistan, crocheted mittens for school children, and made hundreds of other craft projects. She was a giving and compassionate woman, a true lady, with a very big heart. She loved her family, friends, and the people she provided care to. She was a proud mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Marilyn is survived by her husband of almost 67 years, Kenneth Farnsworth; children, Karen (Tom) Harter and Kevin (Tami) Farnsworth; grandchildren, Michael Harter, David Harter, Hillary (Ed) Townsend, Kirstin (Matt) Stopper, Kaitlin (Al) Harding, Jacob Harter, Jeremy (Emily) Wood, Samantha (Dominic Baranyi) Farnsworth, and Felicia Wood; great-grandchildren, Griffyn Harter, Aaron, James, Raina and Eden Harding, Isaac, Jonah, and Daniel Stopper, Olivia Wood, and Parker Baranyi; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard and Jan Farnsworth; brother-in-law, Robert Olsen; several nieces, nephews and many good friends. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her brother and sister-in-law, Norman J. Sturdevant, Jr. and Joan Sturdevant. The family will receive friends at Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, 1238 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, NY on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 10 - 11 a.m. with a Memorial Service to follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William Vallet presiding. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to CareFirst “Wish Fund” 3805 Meads Creek Rd. Painted Post, NY 14870.

Talada, Earl

Daggett, PA

Age 76, passed away Sun., Feb. 16, 2020, at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following declining health. Born on Nov. 23, 1943, in Endicott, NY, son of the late Earl & Alberta Pond Talada.  Dedicated to his country, Earl served in the U.S. Air Force. A hardworking man, Earl retired from Schweizer Aircraft. He was proud of the family he had raised and was a member of the Lions Club for many years. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Virginia Potter Talada; children, Debbie Talada, Stacy (Raymond) Craven, Jeff Talada and Steven (Tammy) Talada; a brother, John (Ginger) Talada; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Earl was predeceased by two sisters, Rose Talada and Charlotte Koons. Guests will be received at the Daggett United Methodist Church, 84 Church St. Millerton, PA 16936 on Sat. Feb 22, 2020 at 3 p.m. for his memorial service.                      

James E. Bateman Sr.

Pine City

Age 56, passed away Tues. Feb 11, 2020 in the comfort of his home following declining health. Born on May 17, 1963 in Elmira James was the son of the late, Joseph & Emma Cuer Bateman. He married the love of his life, Sandy Dodge on Sep. 9, 1994 in Pine City. A dedicated family man, Jim enjoyed 4-wheel racing. He was known by many as a rhythm guitarist and vocalist in the band “Rukus”. He is fondly remembered as a “Jack of All Trades…” Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion, Sandy Dodge Bateman; their children, Jamie (Ronald McCatney) Micco, Melissa Krause, and James E. Jr. (Allison) Bateman; 7 grandchildren, Lacee, Kamdyn, Aria, Aubrey, Alivia, Logan, and Willow; along with cherished family friends. Guests will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Elmira on Sun Feb. 16, 2020 between the hours of 2-4 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 4:15 p.m.  

Miles, Faith Eudora

Elmira, NY

Age 104, passed away on Mon. Feb. 10, 2020 after living a long and full life. Born on Mar.19, 1915 in Caroline Center, NY daughter of the late Allen D. & Velma E. Meddaugh Preston. She graduated from Breesport High School and attended Elmira Business Institute. Faith enjoyed many happy years as the wife of Richard G. Miles, many of those years being spent in Chicago, Illinois.  The couple returned to Elmira when Dick retired and they enjoyed an active home life until his passing in 1997. A homemaker, she enjoyed painting with water colors, traveling with Richard, and had a deep love of family.  She always kept up with the events in the lives of all of her nieces, nephews, grand- nieces and grand-nephews and cousins, and remembered them all with precision. Such a long and rich life could not have been achieved without the support of friends, neighbors, and family. In addition to treasured neighbors and family surviving are her nieces and nephews who provided her with devoted care and companionship in recent years; Verena J.(James) Rattray, Gerald A. (Vicki) Preston, both of Horseheads, George R. (Dorothy) Preston, of Brooktondale, Judith L. (Mark) Elston, Richard A. (Patricia) Preston, of Horseheads, along with their families. She also cared deeply about Steven and Ron Tesdahl, who she helped care for in Chicago where they grew up, and Janice DeJager, who was a devoted niece. Many other nieces and nephews will remember her as a “special” aunt. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by four siblings: Ada (Perry) Courtright, Herman (Florence) Preston, Arthur (Arlene) Preston, and Allen Preston.  She relished her connection with her siblings and their spouses. Guests will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Elmira on February 14, 2020 between the hours of 2:00-3:00 p.m. with funeral services following at 3:15 p.m. Burial will take place at the Brookton Cemetery, Brooktondale, NY at her family’s convenience.

Carter, Cheryl A.

Formerly of Gillett, PA and Oneonta, NY, age 63, passed away unexpectedly on Sat. Jan. 25, 2020. Born on Mar. 15, 1956 in Elmira, NY to the late, Clarence & Dorothy Deats Carter. She was employed by various department stores including, Rosenbaum’s and Harold’s Army & Navy. Family was always of the upmost importance. She enjoyed gambling, reading, “Bonfires with Bourbon”, and her feline companions. Cheryl is survived by her two brothers, Ricky (Cheryl Marie) Carter Sr. and Stephen (Sheila) Carter, both of Gillett, PA.; step children, Robert (Lisa) Lipari, Joseph (Brook) Lipari, Lindsay (Mark) Maynard, Katee (Jared) Shue Lipari, 5 step grandchildren, Alex, Leo, Henry, Brook, and Hinkley; step-siblings, Gary (Lori) Hawk, Lee Hawk, Raymond (Andrea) Hawk; nieces and nephews, Amanda & Christine, Nicole & Jason, Kristen & Patrick, Rickey Jr., Crystal, Raymond, Rand and Ryan. In addition to her parents, Cheryl was predeceased by two companions, Michael S. Lipari and Peter Mulinari; step-father, Malcolm Bull; step sister, Bonnie Reese.  Guest will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Elmira on Sat. Feb. 15, 2020 between the hours of 1-3 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 3:15 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the Animal Care Sanctuary, 353 Sanctuary Hill, East Smithfield, PA 18831 in her memory.  

Kulago, Barbara A.

Gillett, PA

Age 93, passed away on Tues. Feb. 4, 2020 in Winchester, TN. Born on Oct. 10, 1926 in Elmira, to the late Mahlon G. & Grace A. Britenbaker Baker. Barbara graduated from Southside High School. A hardworking lady, she was employed by the Remington Rand and retired from Howell Box Co. A homemaker, Barb was devoted to raising her large family. Barb enjoyed gardening, and loved her summers at Keuka Lake. Barbara is survived by her loving children, Terry Baker, Yulee, FL, Leonard (Diane) Kulago, Gillett, PA; Mary (Robert) Cogswell, Millerton, PA; Bonnie (Kenneth) Hunter, Huntland, TN; Marlene Austin, Gillett, PA; Lynda (David) VanDusen, Barton, NY; Thomas Kulago, Gillett, PA; and George (Mary Ann) Kulago, Huntland, TN; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Barbara was predeceased by her brothers, George Baker and Norman Baker; sister, Stella Edsall; brother-in-law, Charles Edsall; sisters-in-law, Vanetta Baker, and Doris Baker; daughter-in-law, Sharon Baker. All services will be handled privately at her family’s convenience.

Kendrick, Rosemarie June

Elmira Heights

Age 92, passed away Wed. Feb. 5, 2020 in the comfort of her own home, in the care of her loving family. Born on June 20, 1927 in Mansfield, PA; daughter of the late, Lyle & Elsie Wehage Knowlton. She enjoyed many years with her loving husband, Elwin Kendrick until his passing in 1964. Rosemarie retired as a book keeper for WENY, Horseheads, NY. She enjoyed crossword, word search games, crocheting but most of all family was everything. Surviving is her loving family, daughters, Rhonda Congdon, Wellsville, NY; Sharon Brill, Elmira Heights, NY; Lavonne (Kim) Gilbert, Elmira, NY; Vicki (Joe) Hudson, St. Mary’s, GA; 7 grandchildren, Jennifer (Jason) Howells, Megan (Christopher) Hojnoski, James (Amy) Gilbert, Larry Joe (Jessica) Hudson and Travis Hudson, Timothy (Samantha) Congdon, and Christine (Todd) Jeffers; 7 great grandchildren, Kiersten, Mariah, Chelsey, Rose, Nick, Christopher, and Michael; brothers, Thomas (Pat) Knowlton and Robert (Pauline) Knowlton; sisters, Carole Knowlton and Frieda (William) Struble; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Anna Burgess, Barbara Gerych, John Knowlton, an infant brother, William; great granddaughter, Cassie Congdon; son-in-law, Michael Congdon; and faithful canine companion, Misty. Guests will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Elmira on Sat. Feb 8, 2020 between the hours of 11 a.m. – 12 (noon) Funeral services will follow at 12:15 p.m. with Pastor William Vallet officiating and she will be buried in Woodlawn National Cemetery next to her husband, Elwin Kendrick. Rosemarie’s family would like to thank the staff of Carefirst for the loving care she received. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Carefirst, 3805 Meeds Creek Rd. Painted Post, NY 14870 or Chemung County SPCA, 2435 NY 352, Elmira, NY 14903.

Drake, Carol A.

Elmira Heights  

Age 63, passed away unexpectedly on Sun. Feb. 2, 2020. Born on Sept. 2, 1956, in Elmira to the late Edward & Virginia VanBencoten Drake. Carol was a bus driver for the Elmira City School District for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her beloved dog “Bo”, constructing puzzles, keeping up with friends and family on Facebook, and playing Nerf guns with her grandson. Carol is survived by her two loving children, Jay (Alicia) Freeman, FL and Jennifer (Jody) Rozell, Elmira; one grandchild, Peyton; siblings, Ron (Marcia) Drake, NC. and Cherrie (Tom) Carlson, TX. Guests will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Elmira on Fri. Feb. 7, 2020 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to www.lupus.org in Carol’s memory. 

Grinolds, Irene M.

Southport

Age 91, passed away Tues. Jan. 28, 2020 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following declining health. Born on Dec. 20, 1928 in Elmira, daughter of the late, Frank & Minnie Walen Mochrie. Irene worked for Artistic Greetings for many years as a supervisor. She was gifted with a wonderful sense of humor that carried her trough life. Irene enjoyed family times, gardening and going to the beach. She was a communicant of St. Peter & Paul’s Church. Surviving is her loving family, Marcia (Robert) Drake, Dale (Karen) Grinolds, Daniel (Joan) Grinolds, and Steven (Rena) Grinolds; seven grandchildren, and five great grandchildren; best friend and care-giver, Carol Drake. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Charles (Evelyn) Mochrie and Robert (Isabell) Mochrie; sister, Marjorie (Edmund) Petrie. At Irene’s request, private graveside services will take place in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.

Carter, Cheryl A.

Formerly of Gillett, PA and Oneonta, NY, age 63, passed away unexpectedly on Sat. Jan. 25, 2020. Born on Mar. 15, 1956 in Elmira, NY to the late, Clarence & Dorothy Deats Carter. She was employed by various department stores including, Rosenbaum’s and Harold’s Army & Navy. Family was always of the upmost importance. She enjoyed gambling, reading, “Bonfires with Bourbon”, and her feline companions. Cheryl is survived by her two brothers, Ricky (Cheryl Marie) Carter Sr. and Stephen (Sheila) Carter, both of Gillett, PA.; step children, Robert (Lisa) Lipari, Joseph (Brook) Lipari, Lindsay (Mark) Maynard, Katee (Jared) Shue Lipari, 5 step grandchildren, step-siblings, Gary (Lori) Hawk, Lee Hawk, Raymond (Kay) Hawk; nieces and nephews, Amanda & Christine, Nicole & Jason, Kristen & Patrick, Rickey Jr., Crystal, Raymond, Rand and Ryan. In addition to her parents, Cheryl was predeceased by two companions, Michael S. Lipari and Peter Mulinari; step-father, Malcolm Bull; step sister, Bonnie Reese.  Guest will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Elmira on Sat. Feb. 15, 2020 between the hours of 1-3 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 3:15 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the Animal Care Sanctuary, 353 Sanctuary Hill, East Smithfield, PA 18831 in her memory.  

Raymond Hayes “Ray”

Southport

“Papa Chick” age 84, passed away on Wed. Jan. 22, 2020 at the Canandaigua V.A. Medical Center following declining health. Born on June 22, 1935 in Elmira; son of the late, John & Florence Donahue Hayes. Raymond married the love of his life, Joyce Novak in 1959 and she predeceased him a year ago. In service to his country, “Chick” served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a machinist at Purolator, Elmira Heights for 25 years and where he headed and supported union activities in the work place. A well-known gentleman in our town, Ray enjoyed running and jogging. He was also a crossing guard for the town for many years which was his favorite job of all. Ray was very civic minded and was and an advocate for keeping his neighborhood safe. Ray will be missed terribly and will be remembered for his words of wisdom and his high degree of character. Surviving is his loving daughter, Karen (Bruce) Rosekrans, Shortsville, NY; 2 grandchildren, Kyle and Katie Rosekrans. In addition to his parents, Ray was predeceased by a brother, Jack (Dee Hayes Overton) Hayes; sisters, Connie (John) McNamara and Mary (Clair) Gillett. In honor of his wishes all services will be held privately at the family’s convenience. Ray will be remembered for his kindness, caring, words of wisdom and his character.  

Yeomans, Rex

Pine City

Age 59, passed away on Sun. Jan. 19, 2020 following declining health. Born in Elmira, son of Frank & Martha Oliver Yeomans. Rex was employed by the Elmira City School District for 31 years as a custodian. Rex is survived by his loving wife and care giver of 25 years, Carolyn “Carrie” Yeomans, Pine City; mother, Martha Oliver Yeomans, Pine City; two aunts, Elizabeth Oliver and Pearl Kay; three sisters, Kathryn (Alan) Williams, GA; Carol (Mike) Hoelbrandt, IN; and Sandy (Preston) Pereschuk, MD; cousin, Scott Kay; brothers-in-law, Arthur Hungerford, John Carlson; sister-in-law, Sharon Steinberg; several nieces and nephews. Rex was predeceased by his father, Frank Yeomans. Guests will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway Elmira/Southport on Mon, Jan. 27, 2020 from 11 a.m. – 12 (noon). A prayer service will follow at 12 (noon) with burial in Fitzsimmons Cemetery, Southport, NY.

Unwin, Shirley Frances

Elmira

Age 72, passed away unexpectedly following declining health on Mon. Jan 21, 2020. Born on Mar. 18, 1947 in Elmira; Shirley was the daughter of the late, Leonard Sr. & Marian Lester Unwin. She was employed for many years at St. Joseph’s Hospital where she worked in housekeeping for nearly 50 years. She enjoyed many types of crafts and loved animals. Shirley loved the Beatles and had a collection that would “knock your socks off”. Surviving are her loving brothers, Leonard “Pete” (Dawn) Unwin and Ronald (Renee) Unwin. Elmira; along with nieces and nephews and a good friend, Marlene Maynard. In addition to her parents, Shirley was predeceased by her brother, Stewart Unwin. Guest will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Elmira on Thurs. Jan. 30, 2020 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 6:15 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the Elmira Animal Shelter or Chemung County SPCA in her memory.

Shaw, Donald H.

Age 75 of Elmira, went home to be with his Lord & Savior Saturday January 18, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital following a battle with cancer. Born on June 29, 1944 in Elmira; Donald was the son of the late, Ernest & Laura Berrells Shaw. He graduated from Horsheads High School Class of 1963. In service to his country, Don served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1965-1969. He married the love of his life, Jean Dowling on October 7, 1967 in Hillcrest Baptist Church where they have faithfully continued to serve their Lord. In service to his community, Don was employed by the Elmira City Fire Dept. for 28 years. After his retirement he continued to work at Winchester Optical. He was a member of the American Legion Post # 154. His interests included fishing, hunting, gardening and his love of the horses. Don is survived by his loving family, wife and companion Jean Dowling Shaw; their children, Donald Shaw and Julie (Matthew) Karns; a beloved granddaughter, Hannah Jean Karns; brothers, David (Kristen) Shaw, Dale (Linda) Shaw, Daryl (Tealah) Shaw; brother-in-law, Joe (Rainey) Dowling; many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, special children, Connie, George, and Mike; along with wonderful friends. Guests will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Thursday January 23, 2020 between the hours of 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will take place at Caywood’s on Fri. at 1 p.m. with his pastor, Jeremiah Dewey and best friend, Mark Hickey officiating with full military honors accorded Mr. Shaw at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Hillcrest Baptist Church or Chemung County SPCA in his memory.                      

Swank, Mary W.

Elmira, NY

Age 101, passed away peacefully, Fri. the day after her birthday. Born on Jan. 9, 1919 in Youngstown, OH, to the late, Peter & Sophie Mazur Waschezyn. She married the love of her life, Lester Swank, in 1939, and he predeceased her in 2002. A homemaker, Mary enjoyed providing for her family and doing yardwork. She was also employed by Iszard’s Department Store and Richard Wardenburg’s Clothing Store for many years. She is survived by her beloved daughters, Patricia Gublo, Elmira, Nancy White, Elmira; three grandchildren, Paula Arcovio, Stephanie Daugherty, Marcia Wheaton; seven great-grandchildren, Erika, Cody, Nicole, Jake, Kristofer, Madelyn, and Cassidy; great great granddaughters, Reina and Stella; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Mary is predeceased by her siblings, Anne Skalko, Pauline Kwasney, Susan Barber, Helen, Michael and John Waschezyn; nephews, James Skalko, Christopher Kwasney, and Greg Waschezyn; a son-in-law, Bernard Gublo. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Fri. Jan 17, 2020 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Sat 12 (noon) in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1100 W. Church St, Elmira, NY 14905. Burial will follow in St. Nicholas Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband, Lester. Memorials may be directed to the Southern Tier Assoc. for the Visually Impaired, STAVI, 719 Lake St. Elmira, NY 14901 in her memory.

Rockwell, Jane M. Austin

Pine City

Age 86, went home to be with her Lord & Savior, Mon. Dec. 23, 2019 following declining health. Born on Nov. 3, 1933 in Canton, PA; Jane was the daughter of the late, Lawrence E. & Alice E. Walburn Austin. She married the love of her life, Donald D. Rockwell on Oct. 17, 1954. A homemaker, Jane loved caring for her family. She was very active in the Fassett Baptist Church and filled many roles in her nearly 50 years of service as a pastor’s wife. Surviving is her loving family, husband and companion, Rev. Donald D. Rockwell, Pine City; their children, daughter and caregiver, Sharon Rockwell, Pine City; daughter, Mary & Paul Balmer, Midland, NC; son, Thomas & Terri Rockwell, Pine City; son, Mark & Sara Rockwell, Camillus, NY; friend and former daughter-in-law, Jill & Stacy Brink, Elmira; grandchildren, Jason (Adrianne) Balmer, Kellie Goyette, Ashley Neumann, Ryan (Alica) Balmer, Joseph (Kim) Rockwell, Kristin (Brett) Bowman, Kaitlin (Alex Davis) Rockwell, Jalyn, Torin, Kalie, Aubrey and Jacob Rockwell, Karen (Kyle) Erickson, Jennifer (Tom) Pushic, Michael (Becky) Rockwell, Catherine Rockwell; great grandchildren, Collin, Carter, Caden, Ryleigh, Landon, Luke, Sophia, Jack, Brooklynn, Liam, Max, Blake, Grayson, Emersyn, Colton, Reagan, Lauren, Ryan and Joshua; many nieces, nephews and a sister-in-law, Shirley Porter, Horsheads, NY. In addition to her parents, Jane was predeceased by her son, Donald L. Rockwell; brothers, Robert (Margaret) Austin, Dr. Fred (Blanche) Austin, Lawrence (Betty) Austin; sisters, Doris (Kenneth) Russell, Edna (Donald) Schmick, and Mary Lou (Philip) Parsons. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Sun. Dec. 29, 2019 between the hours of 2- 5 p.m. Funeral services will take place at Caywood’s on Mon. at 11 a.m. followed by private graveside services in Woodlawn Cemetery where Jane will be interred next to her beloved son, Donald L. Rockwell. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Fassett Baptist Church Music Festival and Ice Cream Social Fund, 36089 Rt. 14 Gillett, PA 16925 in Jane’s memory.

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