"Obituaries are often the last tribute we offer to someone. They encompass a life lived and share the richness of one's presence."
Joseph R. Rice
Age 95, passed away on Thur. Dec. 1, 2022, following a long and full life. Born on Oct. 28, 1927, in Elmira, Joe was the son of the late, Samuel & Theresa Beecher Rice. In service to his country, he served during WWII in the U.S. Navy. Joe married Betty Spencer at St. Mary’s Church on May 17, 1952, where both were communicants. They shared 58 years of marriage until her passing on Aug. 29, 2010. A hardworking man and wonderful provider, he was employed for many years at Bendix Corp. as a machinist. Joe was an avid New York Mets and Buffalo Bills fan. He loved his family dearly and was an amazing father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, colleague, and friend. He touched the lives of so many people and will truly be missed and will never, ever, be forgotten. Surviving is his loving family; children, William Rice, Elmira, NY; Nancy (Greg) Peedin, Southport, NY; Dina (Richard) Hagerich, Richmond, VA; Andrew Rice, Elmira, NY; and Lori (Gary) Gagnon, Orlando, FL; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; siblings, a brother, James Rice and sister, Mary Masker; nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, Joe was predeceased by 3 brothers, Samuel, John, and Michael Rice. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Fri. Dec. 9, 2022, between the hours of 4-6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Franklin St. Elmira NY 14904 on Sat. morning at 9 a.m. and will be streamed on Most Holy Name of Jesus Facebook page. Burial will follow in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery where Joe will be laid to rest beside his beloved Betty and where military honors will be accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Falck Cancer Center Resident Fund, 600 Roe Ave. Elmira, NY 14905 in honor of his late wife, Betty.
Beatrice M. “Bea” Wood
Age 75, passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family on Tues. Nov. 22, 2022. Born on April 2, 1947 in Blossburg, daughter of the late, Ernest & Helen Mackley-McKay. Bea married her best friend and companion, Raymond E. Wood Sr. in 1960. They shared 58 years of marriage until his passing on Oct. 20, 2018. A dedicated employee, Bea was employed by American Silk for many years as a weaver. Her interests included cooking, canning, fishing, listening to Gospel music, watching T.V., quilting and spending time with her cherished family and many friends. Bea is survived by her five children, Raylene (Ray) Berry, Tioga; Raymond Wood, Jr., Pine City; Paul Wood, Gillett; Jane (Bob) White, Lawrenceville; Dennis (Devonn) Wood, Beavercreek, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, Blair (Mike) Leary, Jackis (Lee) Neubert, KaSandra (C.J.) Howe, Amber (Andy) Cloke, Randy White, Tiffany (Jonathan) Scott, Arrista (Melissa) Wood, Erica (Eric) Shedden, Brandon Wood, Amy Wood, Daniel Wood, and Dalton Wood; 20 great-grandchildren; 7 siblings, Dale (Carol) McKay, Dean (Joyce) McKay, Charles “Donnie” (Ginger) McKay, Bernice Winnie, Dawn (Jim) Hale, Belva James and Sue (Kim) Koval. In addition to her parents and husband, Bea was predeceased by a brother, Dennis McKay; a sister, Connie Wright; and three grandchildren, Daphne, Dylan and David. In honor of Bea’s wishes, all services will be held privately. She will be laid to rest beside her beloved, Ray, in Watson Cemetery, Roseville, PA.
Margaret Diane Dunham
Age 94, born Aug. 10, 1928 daughter of the late, Carrol & Lillian Denson Brinthaupt formerly of Elmira died peacefully at home with family near on Sat. Nov. 19, 2022. She is survived by a son, Robert (Trish) Dunham and family of SC; a daughter, Debra (Richard) DePue and family of Elmira; “sister”, Liz DePue; granddaughters, Kim (Eric) McDermott and sons of CA; Tonya Lamp and family of OH; grandsons: Bob Jr. Billy, Matt, Keith and Jason Dunham, Mike DePue and Tim (Missy) DePue; and family; great-granddaughters, Alexsis and Samantha DePue; great-grandsons, Jayden Dunham, Jonathan Granger and Austin Card; a brother, Bill (Jeri) Brinthraupt and family of TX; sister-in-law, Theresa Brinthraupt and family of Elmira; nephew, Joey Roussel and sisters of Plattsburgh, NY; along with additional family members: Dunham, Denson, and Brithaupt. She was predeceased by her husband, Dean W. Dunham; sons, Gary and David Dunham; brother, Robert Brinthaupt; and sister, Joyce Brinthraupt Roussel DuFour. She loved to travel and went on many adventures with her close friends, Bea, Carol and Donna through the Adirondack Mountains, Maine and Benezette, PA looking for moose, bear and elk. A graveside service at will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery, officiated by her nephew, Deacon Douglas Farwell on Fri. Dec. 2, 2022 (meeting at the Walnut St. Gates at 11:45 a.m.)
Paul L. Kline
Age 102, passed away on Sunday November 20, 2022 after living a long and full life.
Well, Dad, you always said that you would make it to 103 and then “reevaluate” but it dawned on us that your 102nd birthday this past August 19th signaled your being here on Earth for 103 years so it looks as if you met your goal! No surprises there, however. You always kept your word. Proud to be the second son of William and Sara (Lucas) Kline, your birth in 1920 in Greensburg, PA was the beginning of a joy-filled, love-giving life. Greatly admired by your parents and seven siblings, you never shied away from any work on the family farm, nor any fun-filled activities or competition among your siblings with regards to music training, athletics, and overall shenanigans.
As WWII loomed, you stepped up and joined the Army Air Corps which was the start of your life-long fascination with all things aviation. Humble as you were, you didn’t consider yourself a veteran because you “had not been shipped overseas.” However, we saw it differently since you were pegged to train those pilots who did go abroad and you took that role so very seriously, just as you did when you segued out of the military and ultimately became an Air Traffic Controller, here in Elmira and as Air Traffic Control Tower Supervisor in Ithaca, from where you retired in 1985. Up until just recently, you would park your car at the Elmira-Corning Airport to watch planes come and go or reminisce about flying sailplanes off Harris Hill. Your love of flying remained with you until the end.
As passionate as you were regarding aviation, it paled in comparison to your love of and devotion to family. We will always recall your compassionate care for mom in her final days, over 27 years ago. Despite her loss, you maintained all family traditions that you and she had worked tirelessly, lovingly, and devotedly to foster. The three of us and each of your six grands knew you were the person they could….and did….turn to for words of encouragement, sage advice (especially about the weather when traveling!), great laughs, and the most unconditional of love.
We never doubted your unending love for all of us and we know you could tell that we all felt the same about you…and always will.
You loved your career, you adored your family, and you got a huge kick out of being with friends (heck, mother and you had quite the large circle of fun-loving friends for over 50 years!). Those three, coupled with your fabulous physical health and stamina, translated into a GREAT life. One we will miss enjoying with you but, by example, you taught us so well to lead ours the same way. We love you, we honor you, and we thank you….for everything. Left to continue on and blessed to have had you all these years are daughters, Karen Quinn of NJ, Paula Schmidt of MI, and Jo-Ann Spicher of GA; grandchildren, Christopher Quinn (Cara); Megan Quinn Davis (Tom); Molly Schmidt Bradley; Matthew Schmidt (Meghan); Katie Spicher; and Stephen Spicher (Sarah) along with a legacy of 9 great-grandchildren-Olivia, Noelle and Wynne Bradley, Silas and Marley Quinn, Greer Davis, Addie and Camden Schmidt, and Rhodes Spicher. Left behind as well are sisters, Iris Conte, Sally Baughman, and Barb Clark and 13 nieces and nephews. We rejoice as you join those whom you loved who went before you: your wife, our mother Estelle LaBrecque Kline, parents Bill and Sara Kline, brother Billy Kline, sisters Nancy Mahoney, Jane Love, and Louise Olson and son-in-law Tom Quinn (the two of you enjoyed so many great times, Super Bowl visits, and Mets games together!)
CAVU, Paul, Dad, Poppy aka Pop or Gramps, “PK”, and Uncle Paul.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Sat. Nov. 26, 2022 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11:15 a.m. with graveside services to follow in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery and where military honors will be accorded Mr. Kline. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be directed to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, www.stjude.org or the C.C.N.F. Resident Memorial Fund, 103 Washington St. Elmira, NY 14901 in his memory.
Jannetje Hofman “Jannie”
Age 92 formerly of Orchard Park Rd. passed away Thur. Nov. 17, 2022 after living a long and full life. Born in Holland, on May 18, 1930, Jannie was the daughter of the late, Cornelius & Maayke Veenhof DeBruin. She was a loving and supportive wife to her husband, Hans Hofman for over 48 years until his passing in 2001. Her family was sponsored by the North Presbyterian Church when they arrived from Holland. She enjoyed dancing, going to dinner, bowling, traveling the countryside, spending time with family and going to the casinos. Surviving is her loving family, sons, Rennie Hofman, Pine City; Corrie Hofman, Elmira; and Raymond (Sheryl) Hofman, TX; son-in-law, Roger Crandell; seven grandchildren, Tara, Amber, Shaun (Caryn), Andrea, Amanda, Alyse, and Kali; 9 great grandchildren, Justin, Erica, Gavin, Landon, Ashlin, Jeremiah, Layla, Memphis and Beckett, and 3 great great grandchildren. She was the oldest of nine children, eight still survive; and had many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and sibling she was predeceased by a daughter, Marianne Crandell in 2018. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Tues. Nov. 22, 2022 for a memorial service at 11 a.m. with burial at the family’s convenience in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.
Sharon E. Curren Perkins
Age 75, passed away on Sun. Nov. 13, 2022 following declining health. Born on June 1, 1947 in Elmira, daughter of the late, Robert & Helen Brewster Curren. Sharon was a graduate of Troy High School. She married her best friend and companion, Michael Perkins on May 19, 1973. As a homemaker, Sharon enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her cherished family. In addition to her loving husband, Mike, Sharon is survived by their two children, Charles Thomas Perkins and Holly Perkins; her sister, Joan Peterson; and sister-in-law, Sharlene Curren; nieces, nephews and many in-laws on Michael’s side of the family. In addition to her parents, Sharon was predeceased by her brother, Charlie Curren in 2014. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Fri. Nov. 18, 2022 between the hours of 10 a.m.–12 (noon). Funeral services will follow at 12:15 p.m. Sharon will be laid to rest in the Millerton Cemetery.
Age 83, passed away on Fri. Nov. 11, 2022, following declining health. He was born on Jan. 21, 1939, in Wapwallopen, PA, the son of the late Stephen & Cordelia Crop-Wida. In service to his country, Drew served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1960. He married his best friend and companion, Judy Kellow, on Sept. 12, 1964. Drew was employed at Remington Rand, as a Regional Manager for Associated Textile in Elmira for 27 years and at Albee Truck as a salesman. After he retired, he worked at Community Bank until 2017. Drew was instrumental in the success of the Elmira Holiday Parade during his tenure with Community Bank. He was a longtime member of the First United Church of Christ. Drew was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. Drew was also a longtime baseball coach for Southport Recreation coaching for almost ten years. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his cherished family. In addition to his loving wife, Judy, Drew is survived by his children, Paul (Britt) Wida, and Karen (Mike) Marshall; and five grandchildren, Shawn Wida-Fleming, Kristen (Eric) Hine, Taylor (Tom) Garti, Kayla (Ryan) Comstock and Joseph Drew Medina. He also has three great-grandchildren: Tucker Comstock, Natalie Comstock, and Alexander Hubble. Other surviving family members are brothers, Kenneth (Jean) Wida; Lonnie (Ruth) Wida; brother-in-law, Ray (Roxanne) Kellow; sister-in-law, Christine Kellow, as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Drew was predeceased by two sisters, Zelda Grace Hontz, Betty Gearhart; and a brother, Steven Wida. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Wed. Nov. 16, 2022, between 10 a.m.-12:00 (noon). Funeral services will follow at 12:15 p.m. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery.
JoAnn M. Little Packard
Age 72, passed away on Sun. Oct. 30, 2022, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born on Oct. 26, 1950 in Elmira, daughter of the late, Ernest L. & Frances Shappee Little. She was a graduate of S.H.S, class of 1968. JoAnn married her best friend and companion, Richard “Rich” Packard on December 30, 1969. Ever faithful, she attended Pine City Baptist Church and in later years, Coryland Baptist Church. A woman of many talents, she was employed as a medical transcriptionist, and later at the Pine City Post Office. Her favorite title was homemaker, caring for her home and family. JoAnn enjoyed gardening, canning and most of all, spending time with her cherished family. In addition to her loving husband, Richard Packard, Gillett, PA; JoAnn is survived by her son, Keith (Denise) Packard, Gillett, PA; grandchildren, Joshua (Brooke) Roy, Justin (Fiona) Roy and Robert Packard, Dylan Carpenter, Clyde (CJ) Schuyler, Jzhalil (Ja) Wallace, Ahliah Wallace; great-grandchildren, Hope, Maisy, Jonathan, Acelynn, Troy, Jaylah, Jada’lynn; brother; sisters, Beverly Rennie and LouAnn (Bill) Howe; along with several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, JoAnn was predeceased by two daughters, Patricia Lynn Packard and Carol Ann Packard-Roy; son-in-law, Rexford “Rex” Roy; and in-law’s, Pete & Rosie Packard. JoAnn will be entombed in the Woodlawn National Cemetery Columbarium. In honor of her wishes, all services will be held privately at the family’s convenience.
James B. Schultz
Age 70, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. James was born on Nov. 6, 1951 in Elmira, son of the late, William A. Schultz & Ruth P. Pealer Schultz. James was a graduate of Southside High School, class of 1970. Professionally, James spent many years working as a Master Auto Body Technician at Gary’s Body Shop here in Elmira. In his free time, James was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, and hikes with his beloved dog, Coco. James is survived by his son, James E. Schultz (Danielle Bennett); four siblings, William S. Schultz, Sue Schultz, Lynne (Steve) Macy and Barbara (Henry) Price; two grandchildren, Jordan and Cameron; special friends, Gary and Linda Cornell; his beloved four-legged companion, Coco; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, James was predeceased by a sister, Tess; and brother, Eric J. Schultz. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Wed. Oct. 26, 2022 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 6:15 p.m.
Elmer G. Bauman
Age 72, passed away on Tues. Oct. 11, 2022 following a brief illness. Born on June 7, 1950 in Elmira, son of the late, Carl & Alice Beach Bauman. He married his best friend and companion, Donna Shock on Nov. 7, 1970. Together, they shared 51 years of companionship. In service to his country, Elmer served in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1970. A hard-working man, Elmer was employed by Monroe Muffler for many years. Family always came first especially his grandchildren. His interests included woodworking, NASCAR, and creating wonderful memories for his family and his love of motorcycles. In addition to his loving wife and companion, Donna Shock Bauman, Elmer is survived by a son, Randy (Kathy) Bauman, along with their children, Ryan, Cameron, and Shelby (Austin); a daughter, Candi (Gregory Barber) Bauman; along with their children, Brandon (Katerina), Kayla (Calvin), A’Zhanae, Damien, and Trinity; a daughter, Denise (Keith) Packard; along with their children, Dylan (Gabrielle), Clyde Jr. “CJ”, Jzhalil (Alyssia), Ahliah “Pita”, Robert “Robbie”; twelve great grandchildren; two siblings, Brenda (Chuck) Knoll and Cheryl (Joe) VanGorden; several nieces and nephews; two additional children, Richard and Gerald Bohart and their families; and his beloved canine companion, “Nelson”. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Mon. Oct. 17, 2022 between the hours of 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ernest F. “Ernie” Osburn Sr. (aka Butch)
Age 79, passed away at home on Thurs. Oct. 6, 2022. Born on March 27, 1943 in Winterdale, PA, son of the late, Myron “Slim” & Sadie Rynearson Osburn. Ernie was employed by Kennedy Valve for many years. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, and camping. Ernie was well-known for his story-telling and enjoyed sharing his stories with his family and friends. His storytelling will be missed by all. He is survived by his loving wife, Audrey Osburn; his son, Ernest (Leslie) Osburn Jr.; daughter, JoEllen (Jeffrey Doolittle) Osburn; step-daughter, Heidi (Thomas) Scott; grandchildren, Justin Osburn, Adina Osburn, Amelia Osburn, Joshua Doolittle, Maddox Sparks, and Oscar Sparks; siblings, David Matison, Shirley Divel, Betty Baker and Rosa Scudder; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ernie was predeceased by his siblings, Rocky Matison, Beverly Matison, Myron Osburn Jr., Harold Osburn, Richard Cochran, Carl Matison, Ronald Osburn, Roberta Mallicoat; stepson, Donald “Donny” Sparks. Ernie will be greatly missed by all who knew him. In honoring his wishes, no services will be held. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Age 78, passed away on Sun. Oct. 9, 2022 following a brief illness. Born on Nov. 6, 1943 in Elmira, daughter of the late, Francis & Shirley Kiper Towner. Joanne attended SHS. She married the love of her life, Nicholas J. Rich and he predeceased her on Feb. 14, 2001. Joanne was employed for many years by the City of Elmira as a tax collector. A social butterfly, Joanne attended the VFW and Manzaris Bar & Grill with her beloved husband and where she enjoyed chatting with friends. Her interests included reading a good book, spending time with her cherished family, camping and rooting for the Dallas Cowboys. Joanne is survived by her three loving children, Pam (Les) Herrera, Bethlehem, PA; Barbara (Jack Raymond) Dando, Elmira; and Raymond (Ellen) Hodge, Wellsburg; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother, James (Joan) Towner, Elmira; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Joanne was predeceased by a son, Randy Hodge; her granddaughter, Maria Hodge-Daugherty; and a brother, Don (Kathy) Towner. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Thur. Oct. 13, 2022 between the hours of 10 a.m. – 12 (noon). Funeral services will follow at 12:15 p.m. with graveside services in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.
Russell T. Brown
Age 87, went to be with his Lord & Savior on Fri. Sep. 23, 2022. Russell was born in Elmira, NY on May 2, 1935, son of the late, Thomas & Jeannette Westlake Brown. He attended Mansfield State Teachers College and was a physical education major before deciding to join the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, stationed in Fort Ord, CA. In later years he served in the Naval Reserves, Infantry Division. Throughout his life he remained involved in sports; track, football, softball, and golf; and in 2017 was a proud inductee into the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame. In addition, he enjoyed carpentry, building two homes of his own: hunting, snowmobiling and milk bottle collecting. He was an avid fan of Penn State Football, the Cleveland Browns and was a NASCAR Fan, especially Dale Earnhardt. Russell worked at Ward LaFrance, Chamberlain’s Dairy and Dairylea before retiring in 1997 after 22 years as a plumber for St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was a former Millerton Volunteer Fireman, member of the Wells-Jackson Lions Club, serving as 2007 president: and trustee for the Millerton Wesleyan Church. He felt the Lord’s call to join in two mission trips to Albania; and before his health began to fail, attended Victory Highway Wesleyan Church. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Shirley Hotaling Brown; Millerton, PA; their three daughters, Pamela Seeley, Elmira; Kathy Jo Snyder and Jane Andreason, both of Millerton, PA; six grandchildren, Tessa Banfield, Krista (Kenny) Windows, Alesha (Khaled) Kaissar, Kendel (Racheal) Snyder, Jared Russell (Megan) Andreason, and Aryn VanWormer; seven great grandchildren, Kyren, Klara, Kaleb and Kuper Windows; Hudson Russell and Easton Andreason; and Karder Kaissar; siblings, Doug (Charlotte) Brown, Joannie Weir and Barbara Fisher; special cousins, Bill & Jean Holbert; Kevin Snyder and Jeff Owens who were like sons to him. In addition to his parents, Russell was predeceased by his infant son, Russell T. Brown, Jr. and brother, Tommy Brown. A special thank you to the doctors and nurses of Arnot Telemetry, ICU and Davita Dialysis. Family and friends will be received at the Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, Painted Post, NY on Fri. Sep. 30, 2022, between the hours of 5-7 p.m. Military honors will be accorded prior to the funeral at 7 p.m. followed by his funeral services officiated by his pastor and friend, Vaughn VanSkiver with burial at the convenience of the family in the Roseville Community Cemetery, Roseville, PA. In Lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the Wells-Jackson Lions Club in his memory.
Mary Ann Davis Cleary
Age 71, passed away on Sun. Sept. 4, 2022 at Strong Memorial Hospital following a brief battle with cancer. Born on July 24, 1951, in Elmira, daughter of the late, William “Bill” & Rose Mary Cecchini Davis. Mary Ann graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1969, she earned a Bachelors Degree from Misericordia University, a Masters Degree from Elmira College, and a Pastoral Degree from St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry. Mary Ann married her best friend, Edward Cleary on June 29, 1974 at her home parish, St. Mary’s Church. Together they shared 48 years of marriage, enjoying all that life could offer them. Together they traveled the world. As an educator, Mary Ann loved knowledge, taught school for the Elmira City School Dist. grades K-3 for over 25 years. In later years, as a hospital chaplain, Mary Ann touched countless lives ministering to the sick at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center. Beyond all of her accomplishments, Mary Ann treasured the role of homemaker, caring for her family, spending time with her beloved grandchildren and being a devoted wife to Ed Cleary. Also surviving are their three children, Megan (Daniel Mulville) Cleary, Sudbury, MA; Matthew Cleary, Elmira; Molly (John) Brennan, Rochester; two grandchildren, Sloane and Seamus with a granddaughter on the way; along with many cherished friends. Family and friends will be received at St. Mary’s Church, 224 Franklin St. Elmira, NY 14904 on Sun. Sept. 11, 2022 between the hours of 12 (noon) – 1:30 p.m. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. Private cemetery services will take place at St. Peter & Paul’s Columbarium.
Edward N. “Butch” Cavaluzzi
Age 78, passed away on Tues. Aug. 23, 2022 following declining health. Born on Feb. 1, 1944 in Elmira, son of the late, James & Margaret Emanuel Cavaluzzi. He was a longtime employee of Winchester Optical for many years. “Butch” was an avid baseball fan, his favorite teams were the Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Lions. “Butch” is survived by two sisters, Rita Lattari, Elmira; Sharlene A. Huntley, Horseheads; along with several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, “Butch” was predeceased by his siblings, James Cavaluzzi Jr., Richard Cavaluzzi, Grace Rohde, Mary Cuyle, Ann Stuart, Delorse Cavaluzzi, Anthony Cavaluzzi, and Joseph Cavaluzzi. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Wed. Aug. 31, 2022 between the hours of 11 a.m. – 12 (noon). A memorial service will follow at 12:15 p.m. Graveside services will take place in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.
Josephine Ramsauer Blake
Age 79, of Elmira, New York, passed away on Fri. Aug. 5, 2022 while a patient at the Robert Packer Hospital, following declining health. Born on Nov. 4, 1942 in Munich, Germany, daughter of the late, Ernst & Theresa Gluck Ramsauer. She married James F. Blake on Sept. 22, 1960 and he predeceased her on Oct. 29, 2010, following 50 wonderful years of marriage. Affectionately known as “Jo”, by her friends and family, she was a dedicated homemaker who enjoyed cooking her native German cuisine, cake-decorating, and playing both “Pogo” and “Scrabble” on the internet with friends from around the world. After raising her children, Jo was employed by F.M. Howell & Company for nearly 20 years. Surviving is her loving family, children, James F. (Johnna) Blake, Gillett, PA; and daughter, Bridget L. Blake, Elmira, NY; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her sister, Theresia Cimen, of Munich, Germany. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her daughter, Alma K. Hoffman and her beloved granddaughter, Grier M. Root. All services will be handled privately at the family’s convenience with burial beside her husband James, in Woodlawn Cemetery located in Elmira, New York. The family would like to give their sincerest gratitude to: Dr. Roberto Mauri, Stephanie Busch RPA, Erway Ambulance Services, Guthrie Cardiology, the ICU Physicians, Specialists, and Nursing Staff at Robert Packer Hospital, along with the rehab specialists and nursing staff at Elcor Rehabilitation and a very special “Thank You” to the meticulous care provided by Heidi…You are a blessing!
“Goodbye’s the saddest word I’ll ever hear, goodbye’s the last time I will hold you near.
Someday you’ll say that word, and I will cry, it’ll break my heart to hear you say “Goodbye”.
Lois June Shappee
Age 90, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tues. Aug. 2, 2022. Born on
June 15, 1932 in Mansfield, PA she was daughter of the late, Morgan & Hazel (Fish) Hilfiger. Lois married the love of her life, Fred Shappee on July 10, 1986 in Webb Mills, NY. Together, they shared 24 years of wedded bliss until his passing on May 9, 2011. Lois was employed for many years as a teacher’s aide for the Pine City Elementary School. She was a longtime member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Elmira. Her favorite hobbies included flower gardening, the NY Yankees, Little League Baseball and traveling. She also loved spending time with her children, baking, entertaining, and her beloved cats. Lois was famous for her home baked apple pies. She is survived by her loving children, Teena (Ben) Carr, TN; Terry (Kim) Brewer, PA; sisters-in-law, Faye Hilfiger, Sue Hilfiger, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Lois was predeceased by her brothers, Morgan (Verna) Hilfiger Jr., Duane (Margaret) Hilfiger, and Norman Hilfiger. A funeral service will take place at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, NY 14904 on Wed. Aug. 10, 2022 at 12 (noon). Lois will be laid to rest beside her beloved, Fred, in Fitzsimmons Cemetery.
William E. McDonald
Age 96, passed away Sat. July 23, 2022 after living a long and full life. Born on Mar. 3, 1926 in Nanty Glo, PA; Bill was the son of the late, Francis & Martha Dickinson McDonald. Bill graduated from E.F.A. and married the love of his life, Marjorie Holecek in Pine City on Sept. 26, 1947. Together they shared 74 years of blissful marriage until his passing. In service to his country, Bill served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946. In 1978, he received an award for New York State Moose Association Law Enforcement Man of the Year. Bill retired in 1988, as a diligent police officer for the City of Elmira Police Department. A dedicated family man, Bill enjoyed gardening and taking care of his yard, playing horseshoes, spending time with his beloved family and enjoyed their trips to Keuka Lake. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion, Marge Holecek McDonald; their children, Michael (Beverly) McDonald, Elmira; William (Michele) McDonald, VA; and Phillip (Mary) McDonald, Rochester; five grandchildren, Stacey (Len) Talarico, Alicia Hawken, Morgan McDonald, Meagan McDonald and Shea McDonald; and five great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by a daughter, Linda McDonald; granddaughter, Michelle McDonald; siblings, Francis (Margaret) McDonald, Gail (Jack) Watts, Robert (Mary Jane) McDonald, and Ruth (Charlie) Vienna. Family and friends will be received at New Beginnings United Methodist Church, 300 E. Miller St. Elmira, NY 14904 on Sat. July 30, 2022 between the hours of 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. A celebration of his life will follow at 12:30 p.m. where military honors will be accorded Mr. McDonald, with Rev. Pat Hubman officiating. Bill will also be honored by his fellow officers from the Elmira Police Department.
Charles R. “Chuck” Shallick Jr.
Age 58, passed away on Wed. July 20, 2022 following a brief illness. Born on Oct. 24, 1963 in Philadelphia, son of the late, Charles Sr. & Rita Witson Shallick. In service to his country, Chuck served in the U.S. Army and later wed the love of his life, Nancy Troescher in 1985. Together, they shared 37 years of marriage until his passing. A diligent and knowledgeable man, Chuck was a Chrysler Master Tech for over 30 years. Chuck loved toy trains, collecting action figures made by Mego Toys and watching Syfy movies. As a youth growing up in Philadelphia, he was a member of the Mummers String Band. In addition to his loving wife and companion, Nancy, Chuck is survived by a daughter, Carol Ann (Steven Thome) Shallick; a son Albert Shallick; granddaughter, Nevaeh Thome; a sister, Patricia Shallick; and niece, Mellissa Shallick. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Fri. July 29, 2022 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. with a memorial service to follow.
Alberta “Bert” C. Burnside
Age 86, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Wed. July 13, 2022. Born on Jan. 25, 1936, in Greens Landing, PA; daughter of the late, James & Florence Weed Campbell. She married the love of her life, John Burnside Jr. on Feb. 10, 1956. They shared 61 years of beloved marriage until his passing on Sept. 24, 2017. Alberta was employed at various jobs throughout her life, including Westinghouse and Wolfe’s Chicken Farm but her greatest joy was that of a homemaker. She enjoyed baking and camping, most of all she loved family times with her grandchildren. “Bert” is survived by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Anna M. & Chris Allen, Ulster, PA; son, Timothy Burnside, Ulster, PA; four grandchildren, Jessica (Ron) Ranck; Seth, Madisyn “Maddy”, and Abygale “Abby” Allen; great grandchild, Kendall Ranck, Eve Allen and Karrigan Ranck; siblings, Jean Wrisley, Beverly Selleck, and Duane Campbell; a sister-in-law, Emily Campbell; and lifelong best friend, Iona Slatter; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, “Bert” was predeceased by her siblings, Phillip Campbell and Ron Campbell. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Monday, July 18, 2022 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 6:15 p.m. with burial at the family’s convenience in Bradford County Memorial Park next to her beloved husband, John Burnside.
Clair H. Mickley
Age 87, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at home surrounded by his loving family. Born on November 22, 1934, in Williamsport, PA son of the late, Titus & Margaret Groover Mickley.
Clair was a graduate of Troy High School class of 1953 and later married the love of his life, Helen Earley on August 16, 1958. Clair served on the USS Stormes destroyer in the U.S. Navy from 1957-1961. A wonderful provider for his family, Clair was employed as a tool & die maker for many years at Westinghouse Electric Corporation. He was a longtime member of the Fassett Baptist Church. Clair was a charter and lifetime member of the South Creek Fire Department, and instrumental in the creation of the South Creek Ambulance Association where he served as an E.M.T. He loved to watch NASCAR, his beloved Chicago Cubs and Pennsylvania Polka on television. In addition to his loving wife and companion, Helen Earley Mickley, Clair is survived by their three children, Carolyn Mickley, Fassett, PA; Darryl (Mary) Mickley, Millerton, PA; and Celeste (Cary) Carson, Gillett, PA; granddaughter, Claire Carson and husband, Arturo Sandoval, Elmira, NY; granddaughter, Emillie Carson, Elmira, NY; brother-in-law, John (Linda) Earley, Ten Mile, TN; sister-in-law, Doris Kempfer, PA; and several nieces, nephews, and many friends.
In addition to his parents, Clair was predeceased by Cleon (Minnie) Mickley, Darwin (June) Mickley, and Paul Kempfer. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Mon. July 11, 2022, between the hours of 2-4 p.m. military honors will be accorded Mr. Mickley at 4:15 p.m. followed by his funeral service, officiated by Pastor Mickey Cavanaugh. Burial will take place in Bradford County Memorial Park at the family’s convenience. Memorial donations may be directed in Clair’s memory to the charity of your choice.
Harriet Landon Jordan
Age 94, passed away on Tues. June 28, 2022 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Born on Jan. 13, 1928 in Elmira, daughter of the late, Horrace & Gladys Dann Landon. Harriet married the love of her life, Bill Jordan, and together they shared 60 years of wonderful marriage until his passing on Apr. 12, 2006. Always a devoted wife, mother and homemaker, Harriet so enjoyed family get-togethers, celebrating the holidays, caring for her home and her beloved pets. Harriet was employed for many years for Remington-Rand, A&P Foods, the Eclipse, but most of all fulfilled her role as a homemaker. Surviving are her loving children, Robert E. (Virginia) Jordan, Elmira; William Dale Jordan Sr., Fassett, PA; Carolyn Jordan, Athens, PA; Linda (Dave) Thomas, Sayre, PA; Vicki Jordan, Fassett, PA; and Theresa Hogan, Caton, NY; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and sister-in-law, Bonnie Landon. In addition to her parents and husband, Harriet was predeceased by her beloved son, Donald J. Jordan in 1979; siblings, Robert Landon, Virginia Landon Cornish, and Mervin Landon. All services will be held privately at the family’s convenience. Harriet will be laid to rest in Ashland Cemetery beside her beloved Bill Jordan.
Robert W. Broock
Age 88, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on June 26, 2022, in the comfort of his home with his loving family at his side. Born on November. 4, 1933, in Elmira, to the late Howard M. & Olive Wallace Broock and was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy, class of 1952. Bob was proud of his military service in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Bob was employed by Clute Motor Company for 47 years in the Parts Department, retiring in 2003. He was a 50-year member of North Presbyterian Church and most recently was an active member of the Gillett Baptist Church. For many years he maintained the church sign with weekly messages. Bob enjoyed scouting, woodworking, photography, and camping. Most of all, Bob enjoyed time spent with his family, especially taking camping trips with his grandchildren. Bob is survived by his loving wife, Hazel Lyman Broock, Wellsburg; stepchildren, Louis Greene, Montoursville, PA; James (Diane) Greene, Lynda (Matthew) Harkness, and Joy (Joseph) Ames, all of Gillett, PA; grandchildren, Jessica (Manish) Kukreti, Elizabeth (Todd) Johnson, Jennifer (Zach) Stankiewicz, Emily Kenyon (Steven Rockwell), Jael (Ed) Klecha, Axel Greene, Robert Bones, and Marcy Bones; and great-grandchildren, Hunter, Caroline, Ian, Haylee, Beau, Emma, Kala, Theo, and Uma. He is also survived by sister-in-laws June Spencer and Glenda (Stephen) Spencer of Canton, PA, Kathy Brenchley of Colorado Springs, CO, and brother-in-law Wally (Becky Confer) Brenchley of Lancaster, PA; special niece Krista (Jay) Zimmerman of Lockport. NY, and a host of nieces, nephews and many friends. In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by his first wife, Marjorie Mortimer Broock; brother, Howard (Lorraine) Broock; brothers-in-law John Brenchley and Joseph Spencer; and best friend Norman Spencer. A special thank you to his caregivers, Ginger Kostecky, Shellie Gerould and CareFirst. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Gillett Baptist Church, PO Box 2, Gillett, PA 16925 or CareFirst, 3805 Meads Creek Rd, Painted Post, NY 14870. Family and friends will be received at the Gillett Baptist Church, 33241 PA-14, Gillett, PA 16925 on Fri. July 8, 2022 between the hours of 1:00-2:00 PM. Military honors will be accorded Mr. Broock at 2:00 PM. Memorial services will immediately follow with his pastor and friend, Micky Cavanaugh officiating.
Alixe A. Langham Andrews
Age 88, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 from her battle with cancer at Robert Packer Hospital. Alixe was born on May 17, 1934 in Elmira, NY to the late, Ferd E. and Lena Ripley Langham. She grew up on an oil lease near Bradford, PA until 1947 when her family moved to Jobs Corners, PA. Alixe graduated in 1952 from Mansfield High School and went on to Alfred University to study Horticulture. She loved working at Wolf Flower Shop, preparing flower arrangements and also spent time later working at Remington, Westinghouse and Lewis Veterinary Clinic. Alixe met a gentleman with “the bluest eyes she’d ever seen” at a church sing-a-long in Lawrenceville, PA named G. Raymond Andrews and married him in 1957. After 54 years of marriage, Ray passed away on February 17, 2011. Alixe especially enjoyed time with her family and friends and frequently referred to herself as a “Domestic Engineer”. She was active in many community groups including Pine City Baptist Church and Home Bureau. Through her children, Alixe was involved with countless school activities (she baked the fanciest cupcakes at the Blacktop Festival), Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and 4-H. Her creativity knew no bounds and she was passionate about genealogy, sewing, crafting and gardening. It was non-negotiable that her flower beds to be pristine and beautiful for the annual July 4th picnics she hosted. Her house was often filled with the sound of music. Her forays into crafting included spinning & dying wool, knitting, painting, decoupage, dried flower arrangements, cake decorating, quilting, embroidery, and chair caning to name just a few. Her love of travel was inherited from her mother and she traveled across the country (she LOVED the canyons) and visited England, Ireland and Italy. Her favorite domestic trips were those with Alixe and Ray’s dearest friends Clairmont & Gretchen Ham, and Jack & Anna Mae Curren as they explored Maine and Nova Scotia. However, her favorite trip of all time was the one she took with Ray to Switzerland. Alixe is survived and will be dearly missed by her five children, nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Larry (Vesta) Andrews of Germantown, TN with grandchildren Ryan (wife Chrissii and great-grandchild Raegan), and Joanna; Cynthia (Timothy) Rohr of Pine City, NY with grandchildren Jaeson (wife Desire and great-grandchildren Deucalion and Xavier), Andrew (great-grandchild Hannah) and Julianne (husband Jeremy Race and great-grandchildren Ethan, Jordyn, Tanner and Charlee); Michael of Erin, NY; Ann-Marie (John) Imhoff of Nassau, NY with grandchildren Karl and Lucas; and Kimberly (Howard) VanSkiver of Erin, NY with grandchildren Tonya (husband Trevor Irvine and great-grandchild Tyleigh) and Derek (wife Stephanie and great-grandchild Denver). Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 between the hours of 4–6 p.m. with services to follow at 6:15 p.m. Memorial donations may be directed to the Pine City Baptist Church, 1516 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine City, NY 14871 in her memory.
Janet Peters Tuma
Age 69, passed away Fri. June 17, 2022 at Robert packer Hospital following an illness. Born on May 13, 1953 in Elmira daughter of the late, Lee R. & Sophie Korlinchak Peters. She was a
1971 graduate of Southside High School. A diligent worker and provider, Janet was employed by Vasco Brands in clerical, was a teacher’s aide for the Elmira City School District, an office manager for David M. Tuma Construction Inc., but most of all was a loving and caring homemaker for her family. She loved the outdoors, times spent at “The Pond”, enjoyed driving and sight-seeing, and time spent with her family. Surviving is her loving husband, Rana Tahir Naqash, Pine City; children, Carrie (Markedis) Williams, Elmira; David Jr. (Tiffany Bennett) Tuma, Southport; Christopher (Emily) Tuma, Southport; along with their father, David Tuma Sr. Elmira; sister, Sharon (Jim) Emmick, Big Flats; brothers, Ronald (Vivian) Peters, Big Flats; Michael (Stephanie) Peters, FL; brother-in-law, Jeff Jack, Pine City; a foster son, Karl Lewis, NC; many grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Janet was predeceased by her son Lee Tuma in 2006 and a sister, Jane Jack in 2021. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St. Southport/Elmira on Thur. June 23, 2022 between the hours of 9 a.m. – 12(noon) Funeral services will follow at 12:15 p.m. with burial in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery where she will rest beside her beloved son, Lee Tuma. Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl. Memphis, TN 38105.
Nellie E. Johnson Maynard
Age 83, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Corning Hospital following a stroke. Born on July 13, 1938 in Elmira, daughter of the late, Louis J. & Catherine R. Campbell Johnson. She was married to Harold “Webb” Maynard for over 56 years until his passing in 2013. She was a dedicated homemaker who enjoyed wintering in Florida. She leaves behind her children; son, John Maynard; daughters, LeeAnn (Raymond) Novakowski and Kelly Penziul; grandchildren, Chad (Tabatha) Maynard, Raychel Benedict, Shane Austin, Katherine Novakowski, Samantha Novakowski, and Corey Stevens; great grandchildren, Raymond Benedict, Daren Stevens Calvin Austin and Camron Benedict; sister-in-law, Francis Woodruff; many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Nellie was predeceased by her son, Troy Maynard in 2016; and son-in-law, Carl Penziul in 2020. The family will receive friends at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Friday, June 24, 2022 between the hours of 2-4 p.m. She will be interred in the Columbarium Wall of Woodlawn National Cemetery with her husband “Webb”. Memorials may be directed to the Elmira Animal Shelter, 842 Linden Pl. Elmira, NY 14901 or Meals on Wheels, where she used to volunteer, 409 William St. Elmira, NY 14901 in her memory. Special thanks to the Chemung County Nursing Facility, 3rd floor, for the wonderful care given Nellie.
Michael Louis Laskaris,
Age 75, passed away on June 14, 2022 at Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness. Michael was born May 27, 1947, in Elmira, son of the late, James & Agnes Clearwater Laskaris. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 47 years, Pamela VanRiper Laskaris; his siblings, Kathleen (Michael) Lasher, Falls, PA; James (Evelyn) Laskaris, Horseheads, NY; Thomas (Lisa) Laskaris, Rogers, AK; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Balok, Pine City, NY; Roxanne Ragan, Horseheads, NY; Brenda Elston, Elmira, NY; brother-in-law, William (Deborah) VanRiper, Lowman, NY; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Michael was predeceased by his brothers-in-law, Michael Balok and Phillip Ragan; and his niece, Kimberly Elston. Michael and Pamela were both employed at Howell Box Co. Michael retired in 2007 with 38 years of dedicated service and Pamela retired in 2002 after 35 years. Since retiring, Michael and Pamela have enjoyed attending special events sponsored by their former employer. Michael especially loved participating in Howell’s Employee Golf Tournaments as he was an avid golfer and a huge sports fan. As a teenager, Michael loved to bowl at the Dixie Bowling Alley in Southport and play baseball with the neighborhood gang at Universal Village Park. Baseball was Michael’s favorite sport. He was a die-hard Yankees fan and a season pass holder for the Elmira Pioneers team. In his free time, Michael enjoyed watching his favorite TV shows, reading his books on the Civil War, and taking long leisurely walks on the streets of Elmira. Michael was a special man to his family, friends, and anyone that met him. Michael’s heart was filled with so much goodness that to know him, was to love him. Guests will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Sunday, June 19, 2022 between the hours of 2-4 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 4:15 p.m. Burial will take place at the family’s convenience in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, surrounded by his loving family.
Jean B. Bristow
Passed away on her 91st birthday, Mon. May 30, 2022 after a period of declining health. Born in Elmira on May 30, 1931, daughter of the late, Lee & Edith Smith Layton. Jean married the love of her life, Floyd E. Bristow and he predeceased her in 1989. Jean was employed for many years by Remington Rand and several fabric shops but her favorite role was that of a homemaker, wife and mother. She had a tenacious love for quilting and spending time with her beloved family. Surviving are her two children, Floyd E. (Bonnie) Bristow III, Pine City and Kimberly Jean (John) Wind, Florida; her beloved grandchildren, Brian Bristow, Ryan Rogers, Tiffanie Guinnip, Matthew Wetherbee, Joshua Wetherbee, and Emily Zheng; 8 great-grandchildren, 2 great great-grandchildren; a sister, Rita Dailey; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Jean was predeceased by siblings, Gladys (Louis) Chaffee, Betty (William) McNaney and Chester (Deloris) Layton; a brother-in-law, William Dailey; and a niece, Sharon Oshab. A private graveside service will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery where Jean will be laid to rest beside her beloved Floyd.
Barbara A. Brown
Age 78, went home to be with her Lord on May 30, 2022 following a brief illness. She was predeceased by her father, Roy E. Erickson; mother, Dorothy L. Kishbaut Erickson; sister, Linda Kirwan; brother, James Erickson; and step-son, James “Ira” Brown. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, James E. Brown, Horseheads; step-son, Richard Brown, Pine City; daughter, Nicole (Robbie) Mumford, Greenville, PA; two grandsons, one granddaughter; brothers, Greg Erickson and Roy Erickson; and a sister, Deb Maycumber. Barbara was active in several area churches, most recently Christian Faith Fellowship Church, where friends will be received on Wed. June 1, 2022 at 7 p.m. with Pastor James Crupi officiating.
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
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
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
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
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.
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