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Eron VanKirk Danns
Funeral services for Eron VanKirk Danns of 708 N. Aurora St. who died July 23, 1963, were held Thursday morning at the Wagner Funeral Home. The Rev. Sheldon Stephenson of St. Paul's Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in Grove Cemetery, Trumansburg, NY. Bearers were Edward Bennett, Sam Matychak, Arni Johnson, Frank Muzzy and Henry Terpening.
Anna Gauntlett Whitcomb was a Lady Bountiful in the finest sense of that old-fashioned term. Born to position and means, she devoted herself generously to good causes for the betterment of the city she loved, as her mother, Mary Celestia McGraw Cauntlett, had done before her. She served the Salvation Army for more than 25 years, as a board member and as board chairman in 1959 and 1960. One of her particular interests was the Salvation Army's Long Point Camp on Seneca Lake in the former home of Mrs. Whitcomb's sister and brother-in-law, the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry O. Palmer of Geneva. The Salvation Army Advisory Board honored Mrs. Whitcomb with a plaque and a life membership in 1961. She was a board member and for many years president ot the Children's Home. At the time of her death, she was a member of the corporation of it successor, the Family and Children's Service. She gave years of service to the hospital board, and was an active member and unofficial historian of St. John's Episcopal Church.
Mrs. Whitcomb was a long-time special gift worker for the Community Chest and one of the most generous individual givers to the Chest and the United Fund.
Her good deeds will long be remembered.
Charles B. Maynard:
Caroline Center, March 31, 1920
The Funeral of Charles Maynard who died Friday, March 26, 1920, was held from the home of Howard Best of Central Chapel.
Rev. Charles Bogardus of Brookton officiated.
The casket was draped with the Stars and Stripes and British Flag.
Mr. Maynard having served in a Canadian regiment.
Eight soldiers and sailors from the American Legion Post in Ithaca attended the services and conducted the military service at the grave, the bugler was one of the eight survivors of the "Princess Pat" Regiment.
The pallbearers were Town of Caroline ex-soldiers. Interment was at Central Chapel.
Mr. Maynard leaves his father, Edward Maynard, over 80 years old; a brother Joseph Maynard of Caroline Center and a sister, Mrs. Elias B. Mericle of Peekskill.
NASH, Pvt. Harlowe F.
Funeral services for Pvt. Harlowe F. NASH, who died in Germany July 9, 1945, of a fractured skull suffered in a vehicle accident, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the family plot at Cayuta Cemetery. The body will arrive at the Gilbert Memorial Home, 125 E. Buffalo St., Thursday evening.
Born in Newfield, Sept. 3, 1916, he was graduated from the Ithaca High School, Class of 1935, and was inducted in the armed forces with one of the first contingents at Berkeley, Calif. Before going to Germany he served for 2 years in Alaska.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Grace (OSMUN) NASH of Caroline; five sisters, Mrs. Thelma BLACK, Mrs. Pauline BROWN and Miss Ina NASH of Caroline, Mrs. Laura WELCH of Owego and Mrs. Alberta DECHELLIS of Ithaca; six brothers, Zane, Robert, Mark and Gerald of Caroline, Archie of Ithaca and Marvin of California.
Military services will be conducted by the Finger Lakes Post 961, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Post 221, American Legion.
Estella Stevens Sloughter
SLOUGHTER, Mrs. Estella STEVENS
Mrs. Estella STEVENS SLOUGHTER, 83, died at her home on the Slaterville Rd., early today, Jan. 30, 1952, after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Martin SLOUGHTER; a son, Ernest SLOUGHTER, both of the Slaterville Rd.; a brother, Ezra STEVENS of Willseyville; 2 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Brooktondale Baptist Church, with the Rev. F. E. Steiger officiating. Burial will be in South Hill Cemetery, Ithaca, NY. Friends may call at the Middaugh Funeral Home on the Coddington Rd.
Frank M. Armstrong
ARMSTRONG, Frank M., 39, of Trumansburg, died at Surmount Sanatorium on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 1934, after a long illness. He was a member of the American Legion and served in the World War with the 348th Infantry. A prayer service will be held at the Baldwin-Davis Funeral Parlor, 421 North Aurora Street, at 1 p.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Newfield. The Rev. Orlo D. Stewart will officiate. Burial will be in Newfield Cemetery. (Wooland Cemetery) Besides his widow, he is survived by two sons, Edgar and Richard of Ithaca; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Vann and Mrs. Frank Bell of Trumansburg and Mrs. Otis Smith of Newfield; six brothers, Nelson and Fred of Trumansburg, Walter, Guy and Aubrey of Newfield and Claud of Ithaca, and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Margaret Armstrong
ARMSTRONG, Mrs. Margaret V., 60, of 57 Midline Rd, Freeville R. D. 2, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack at her home on Sunday, May 8, 1966.
She was born in Harrisburg, Pa., Sept. 6, 1905. She was the daughter of the late Harvey and Mary Hile Bottoff and has been a resident of the Cortland area for most of her life. Surviving are her husband, Frank Armstrong; two sons, Nelson Schemerhorn of Cortland and E. H. Brown of Homer; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Knickerbacker of Homer; Mrs. Doris Marcey of East Homer, Mrs. Phyllis Sutfin of Freeville and Mrs. Virginia Teeter of Groton; two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Tifft and Mrs. Ethel Cornell, both of Cortland; four brothers, Theoris, Russell and Walter Bottoff, all of Homer, and Howard of Cortland; 15 grandchildren; nieces and nephews, and an aunt, Mrs. Emma Ticknor of Marathon. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesdsay in the Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden. The Rev. Donald Price of the Caroline Church of Christ will officiate. Burial will be in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Bearers were William Boak, Ralph Whittier, Herbert W. Brecht, Frank Howser, Lawrence Crispell, and Wilber Genung.
Mrs. Alice (Hughes) Genung
GENUNG, Mrs. Alice, 73, of 182 Ellis Hollow Creek Road, died Monday, Sept. 27, 1976, in the I.O.O.F. Infirmary. She was a member of the Nazarene Church, and also Hawthorn Rebekah Lodge of Ithaca. Surviving are her widower, A. Howard Genung; Tjhree daughters, Mrs. Edith Henry of Big Run, Penn., Mrs. Marion Dawson of Downey, Calif., and Mrs.Helen Barnes of Trumansburg; three sons, Wilbur H. Genung and Clarence Genung, both of Ithaca, and Warren Genung of Ovid; 20 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lulu Gleason of Harford and Mrs. Laura Addey of Haywood, Calif.; a brother, Kenneth Hughes of Elmira. Services wil be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Church of the Narene, wth teh Rev. J.J. McDuffee and the Rev. William Chase officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m Thursday at the funeral home. Flowers are graciously declined. The family suggests that friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Cancer Fund.
Mr. Marion R. Armstrong
ARMSTRONG, Marion R., age 76 of RD 1, Erin, NY, died Thursday, April 3, 1980 at Arnot Ogden Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY. Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Funeral and committal services will be held there Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Robert J. Clark officiating. Interment will be in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden, NY at a later date. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mildred (Rosekrans) Armstrong; sisters, Mrs. Laura Crispell of Caroline, NY, Mrs. Ella Nixon of Richford, NY; brothers, Frank Armstrong of Slaterville Springs, NY., Ernest Armstrong of Arizona; step-children, Dwight Williams of Elmira, NY., Richard Patterson of Stewart, Fla., Francis Bowman of Erin, NY., Euna Bean of Erin, NY., Carl Patterson of Rochester, NY, Mildred Howard of California, and Abram Patterson of Texas; several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Ima Nash Davis
RICHFORD -- Ima Nash Davis, 84, of Harford Rd., Richford died at Hospicare Ithaca, NY on Friday evening, October 5, 2001.
Ima was the last of fifteen children born to Archie and Grace Osmun Nash. She was born in the Town of Newfield on August 6, 1917. She had owned and operated her own antique business, Framed Fashions, in Ithaca, for many years. She was a member of the Caroline Center Church, Caroline Center, New York. Her husband, Floyd "Hoddie" Davis predeceased her in 1998.
She is survived by her many nieces and nephews and their families. A special nephew and his family, Douglas and Holly Nash and their sons, Gradyn and Colin, all of Ithaca. Ima is also survived by her church family, The Caroline Center Church, at Caroline Center, NY.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, October 9, 2001 at the Caroline Center Church, Caroline Center, NY with her Pastor, Rev. Philip H. Jordan, officiating. Friends may call an hour prior to the service beginning at 10:00 A.M. Burial will be in Green Hills Cemetery, Dryden, NY. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Hospicare for the loving care they game to Ima. Memorial donations may be made to the Caroline Center Church, Buffalo Rd., Brooktondale, NY 14817 or Hospicare, Inc., King Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850.
Doris B. (Clark) Snyder
Doris B.C. Snyder, 75, of 168 Hunt Hill Rd., died Sunday, October 28, 2001 at Cayuga Medical Center.
Born March 19, 1926 in Ithaca, she was a daughter of the late Hollis and Mary Francis Clark. She was employed as a rural carrier with the Ithaca Post Office for 27 years, retiring in 1988. She had a passion for music and reading and enjoyed giving music lessons to children. She was secretary of Ellis Hollow Cemetery Assoc. and she loved pets, taking in strays and giving them a home.
Mrs. Snyder is survived by her husband, Donald E. Snyder; sons, Donald Snyder II of Ithaca and Daniel (Linda) Snyder of Tampa, Fla.; granddaughter, Tammy Lu Snyder of Ithaca; sister, Betty Jean Howard of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, November 2, 2001 in the E.C. Wagner Funeral Home of Ithaca, Rev. Earl Andrews officiating. Burial will be private in East Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home.
Those who wish may make contributions to the American Diabetes Assoc., P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.
Carol E. Lutton
Carol E. Lutton, 71, of 135 Snyder Hill Road, Ithaca, died Monday, January 28, 2002 at Cayuga Medical Center.
Carol was the daughter of the late Ernest and Louella Burton King and widow of Charles F. Lutton.
Survivors include sons: Thomas C. and John R. Lutton, and daughters, Jacqueline B. Lutton, Patricia A. Hartman and Holly S. Moynihan, also grandchildren: Brandon, Logan, Justin, Jason and Derek.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday, 2 p.m. at Bangs Funeral Home with Rev. David Hermann officiating. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Carol's memory may be made to either The Belle Sherman Library Fund, 501 Mitchell St., Ithaca, NY c/o June Locke; or the Pulmonary Research Fund University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642-8692 c/o Dr. Michael J. Apostolakos.
Graveside services for Carol Lutton will be held Saturday at 3p.m. at the Snyder Hill Cemetery.
Vernon Brothers, 54, of 2868 Slaterville Road, Brooktondale, passed away Friday, February 15, 2002 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. He was born in Potsdam, son of Ruth Brothers Jenne and the late Glenwood Brothers.
Vernon had been employed by the United State Postal Service since 1972 and had previously worked at Cornell University. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1967 and served a tour of duty in Vietnam. Vernon was a member of V.F.W. Post 1371 and St. Catherine of Siena Church.
In addition to his mother living in Canton, NY. Vernon is also survived by his wife, Delores "Dee" Hover Brothers of Brooktondale; his daughter and grandson, Kimberly and Dillon Michael Brothers of Groton; his brothers, Clifford (Lorraine) Brothers of Ocala, FL, Harold (Sandy) Brothers of Massena and Clyde (Phyllis) Brothers of Green Valley, AZ, his sisters, Joan Majer of Ocala and Joyce (Robert) Page of Massena, a brother-in-law, Richard (Patricia) Hover of Homosassa, FL and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Vernon was an avid hunter and golfer and a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather but he will be remembered most for his kindness, gentleness and easygoing nature.
A Memorial Prayer Service will be celebrated by Rev. Larry Barnett on Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Bangs Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Vernon's memory may be directed to Dillon Michael Brothers Trust, HSBC Bank, 302 Pine Tree Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850, Attn: Mary Lowery.
Iva Marie (Cornelius) Van Pelt
Iva Marie (Cornelius) Van Pelt, age 97, born September 12, 1904 died December 23, 2001.
Iva was a lifelong resident of the Ithaca area and a devoted member of the Ellis Hollow Community Church, officially organized in 1895 with the help of her grandfather, David Cornelius, a founding trustee.
Throughout her life, Iva enjoyed many aspects of music. She played piano, violin, and ukulele, and recalled fond memories of jam sessions with friends in her teenage years. In her adult years she was a member of the Ithaca Community Singers and a director of the children¥s choir at her church. As a career woman, she worked for the US Department of Conversation for 28 years. A gracious lady with many interests, she was most appreciative of the world of nature, planning her country landscape to accommodate and encourage wildlife.
Iva was a devoted wife for 46 years to Dana A. Van Pelt who predeceased her in 1969. She raised two children, Myron Van Pelt and Esther Van Pelt Mix. Iva nurtured an extended family spanning four generations and made many loyal friends, all who cherished her and enriched her life as she enriched theirs.
Calling hours will be at Ellis Hollow Community Church on Thursday December 27th from 6:00 to 7:00 PM with a candlelight service immediately following at 7:15 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ellis Hollow Community Church c/o Reverend Carolyn Byrne at 6 Cedar Street, Cortland, NY 13045.
Warren A. Genung
Warren A. "Buster" Genung, age 72, of 1892 Slaterville Road, Ithaca, NY died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001 at The Reconstruction Home, Ithaca, NY. Mr. Genung was born June 7, 1929 at Ellis Hollow, NY a son of the late Aaron Howard and Alice Hughes Genung. He served in the US Army and lived in Oregon and Ovid, NY for many years before coming to live with his niece, Dawn (Geoff) Potter of Ithaca.
Survivors include his siblings, Clarence (Carol) Genung of Dryden, Edith Henry of Big Run, PA, Marion Dawson of Commerce, CA and Helen Barnes of Ithaca; a step-daughter, Roxine Cuyle in Oregon; several nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Elaine Genung of Richford. He was predeceased by a brother, Wilbur Genung who died June 6, 1994.
Graveside services will be at 11 AM Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001 at Caroline Grove Cemetery, Slaterville Road, Caroline, NY. Rev. David E. Larkin will officiate. Military honors will be provided by members of the Dryden Veterans Memorial Home Ritual Team. Friends are invited to call from 7 to 9 PM Friday at the Perkins Funeral Home, 55 West Main St., Dryden. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, are directed to the Dryden Veterans Memorial Home, 2272 Dryden Road, Dryden, NY 13053. Perkins Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Richard G. "Dick" Warner
Richard G. "Dick" Warner, age 79, of 1483 Ellis Hollow Road, Ithaca died Friday, May 10, 2002 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY.
He was born November 1, 1922 in Washington, DC. He always felt that few professors of agriculture could claim that distinction. His parents were Kenneth F. Warner (b. Lincoln, NE) and Clara Ayres Warner (b. Vermillion, SD). He grew up in Hyattsville, MD, attended Langley Jr. High and graduated from McKinley Technical High School in Washington, DC having been a part of the High School Cadet Corps and the Boy¥s Glee Club. He attended The Ohio State University where he met his wife, Barbara. While there, he earned a Bachelor¥s degree (summa cum laude) and a Master¥s degree from the College of Agriculture. He was an active member of the Alpha Zeta Fraternity. Following three years of service during World War II, in the US and ETO, he was discharged as a First Lieutenant in the Field Artillery. He earned his PHD at Cornell University in Animal Nutrition in 1951. His professional career began as an Assistant Professor in Animal Nutrition in the Department of Animal Science at Cornell in 1951, from which he retired as Professor in 1989.
Dick¥s career included teaching, research and extension involving a number of species of farm and laboratory animals. His special interest was in the nutrition and management of the young dairy calf, for which he was widely recognized. When pushed, he admitted his most enjoyable times were teaching the undergraduate students which he did every year but one. He supervised over forty graduate students in Animal Nutrition and had multiple publications in the scientific literature and popular agriculture press. Cornell acknowledged his teaching skills with the award of the Professor of Merit Award (voted by the senior class); an award for teaching by Gamma Sigma Delta and the Agriculture College¥s Edgerton Career Teaching Award. He also received the Ralston Purina Teaching Award from the American Society of Animal Science; was awarded an Outstanding Alumni Award from Cornell¥s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni Association and was admitted to the Animal Husbandry Hall of Fame of The Ohio State University.
During his career, he was a visiting scientist in Canada, Sweden and Brazil and often spoke in the International arena. He frequently served on National Committees dealing with Animal Nutrition, and on many departmental, college and university committees. Following retirement, he was the Cornell University Ombudsman for over three years. He was active as an alumnus in the affairs of the Cornell Chapter of Alpha Zeta.
His community activities included the First Presbyterian Church, the Ellis Hollow Community Center, and the Ithaca-Cayuga Rotary Club, of which he was a past president. His hobbies included reading, gardening, and travel.
His family and friends will best remember him for his sense of humor, his joy of teaching, his love of people and his propensity to write poetry for birthdays, anniversaries or to honor retirees and friends at farewell parties.
He is survived by a family who loved him very much: his beloved wife of 53 years, Barbara "Bibs" Dean Warner (b. Geneva, OH); four daughters, Patricia (Jerome) Kurent (SC), Sherry Warner (NY), Candace (Bruce) Herring (Quebec) and Tamara (Robert) Ause (CA); six granddaughters, Ayla and Kira Cline, Megan and Angela Herring, and Emily and Erica Ause; two brothers, Philip F. (Marie) Warner (MD), and William A. (Georgienne) Warner (NE) and many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends who were an intricate part of his life.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be sent in his memory to the First Presybterian Church, Ithaca, NY or to the Fund for Excellence in the Department of Animal Science, Cornell University.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, Ithaca, NY, on Saturday, June 8 at 10:30 AM.
Marjory G. Yaple
BERKSHIRE -- Marjory G. Yaple, 90, of Yaple Road, Berkshire, NY died Sunday, May 12, 2002 at the Lakeside Nursing Home in Ithaca, NY while surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Yaple was born in Scio, NY on February 29, 1912 the daughter of the late Wirt and Helen Mack Goodrich. A lifelong resident of the Town of Caroline, she was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Speedsville. She retired from Cornell University in 1977 and was a member of the Slaterville sr. Citizens. She was predeceased by her husband, Percy Yaple, on September 15, 1990 and two sisters, Ruth Makarainen and Jean Lacey.
She is survived by her children, Anne (Maurice) Stoughton of Newark Valley; Dorothy (Lawrence) Mix of Brooktondale and Frank G. (Suzanne) Yaple of Berkshire. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Linda Yetter, Joan Smith, Donald Mix, Emily Olney, Teresa Davis, Timothy Stoughton, and Jacob Yaple; ten great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Brown of Ithaca, Mary (Clarence) Lacey of Richford, and Jane Mearian of Utah; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church, Speedsville, on Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Lewis E. Coffin officiating. Burial will be in the Garrett-Mandeville Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family will be present to receive friends at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. Those who wish to remember Marjory may make donations in her memory to the St. John's Episcopal Church ECW, c/o Joan Beebe, 1500 Old Seventy-Six Road, Berkshire, NY 13736. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Black Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY.
Dale Rutan, 50, of 433 Sheldon Road, Freeville, NY died Thursday morning, December 27, 2001 at home, with his family, following an extended illness.
Born February 19, 1951 in Cortland, NY. Survived by mother Dorothy Ockay of Groton, NY. Daughters, Carrie Lintz of Seattle, WA and Molly Rutan of Ithaca, NY. Dearest companion Patricia McNally and his stepchildren, Erica and Francis. Brothers, David Rutan of ME, Eugene Ockay of FL, Steven Ockay of AL, Joseph Ockay of SC, James Ockay of GA, Holly Strite of CA, also several nieces, nephews and friends.
Dale graduated from Dryden High School in 1969 and Tompkins Cortland College with an AS in Radio and Television. Employed by Ithaca Piano Rebuilders, formerly Walkup and Frank, since 1986. He was a member of the Piano Technicians Guild and Guild of American Luthiers. Dale was an avid musician, who performed with many local bands. In recent years, he focused on his woodworking talent.
A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, January 4, 2002 at the Dryden VFW.
Mrs. Edna S. Genung (Edna McGillivary, dau of LeRoy & Catherine Overacker McGillivary)
Cortland Standard, Cortland, New York, Wed. Jan 2, 1974
Freeville. - Mrs Edna S Genung, 87, of 259 Iradell Rd., Ithaca, died at the
tompkins County Hospital yesterday after a long illness.
She was born May 18, 1886 in Dryden, the daughter of LeRoy and Catherine
Overacker McGillvary. For 11 years she lived in Freeville, moving to the
Trumansburg area in November. She had lived in Ellis Hollow and was a long
time resident of the Town of Dryden.
Mrs Genung was a member of the Snyder Hill Baptist Church and an honorary
member of the Maccabees of Ithaca.
Surviving are her daughter, Mrs Ethel Parker of Iradell Road; two grandsons,
D M Parker of Trumansburg and Richard H Parker of Greer, SC; four
great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs Florence Keeler of Harford; and several
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a m Thursday at the Perkins Funeral
Home, Dryden, with the Rev Melvin H Negley, pastor of the Snyder Hill
Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Willow Glen Cemetery,
Dryden. There are no calling hours.
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