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Kolb, Gloria A.  
Kolb, Gloria A. 8/28/27 - 8/27/15 Born the first daughter of Thomas and Helen Kolb. Gloria was a life-long resident of Elmira, the city she loved, living most of her life on the street she loved as well. After high school Gloria worked as an operator for NYTEL and remained with the phone company until she retired in the mid 80's. She lived with her parents and as they grew older, she cared tirelessly for them until they died 18 days apart. Gloria was a lover of animals and always had a four legged friend, Spider John was the most beloved of them all. She was predeceased by him and her parents, as well as all of her three siblings Tom, Marilyn and Larry. She is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins and her best goat friend, three legged Elsa. In her last year, Gloria moved a few times finally landing back on Roe Ave., right where she wanted to be in the end. Now she will move one more time and rest next to her parents as she always intended in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church in Elmira. In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
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Published in Star-Gazette from Sept. 1 to Sept. 3, 2015

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Krolak, Leo T.  
Krolak, Leo T. Age 93 of Elmira, died August 26, 2015. Born December 29, 1921. Survived by daughter, JoAnne Krolak, Elmira; son, William (Clara) Krolak, Elmira; step-grandchildren, Jason (Manda) Lewis, Elmira, Angela (Jerry) Pagorek, with their son Lawson, Chittenango, NY; brother Casimir Krolak, Horseheads and his sons James and David; several nieces including Rita Hunt, several nephews including Alfred Bilodeau, and cousins; predeceased by wife of 66 years Harriet; parents Angela (Kalec) and Joseph Krolak; sister Helen Bilodeau. Leo was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish. He was a graduate of St. Casimir's School and Elmira Free Academy, Veteran US Army WWII and the 450th engineers, seeing service in North Africa and Europe, Retired from the New York Telephone co. after 38 years of service. Then he became a process server which he continued until December 2014, served Elmira and Chemung County through his work with the Chemung County Democratic Committee as their County Chairman, member of the Dewittsburgh Housing Development Corporation Board of Directors for many years and served as their President. He also served the community as a co-founder of Telco Federal Credit Union for the phone co. Union Officer of the Empire State Telephone Workers Organization. Boy Scout leader, member of the Knights of Columbus, Elmira Council #229 and Rev. Henry F. Adamski 4th Degree Assembly, serving in several positions for the Knights of Columbus including Grand Knight and Faithful Navigator. Constable for the City of Elmira, Member of the Telephone pioneers of America, Dewittsburgh Mothers Against Drugs, Catholic War Vets, American Legion, Veteran of Foreign Wars, and Nocturnal Adoration Society. Donations may be made in his memory to the Twin Tiers Honor Flight, 2735 Slaterville Rd., Brooktondale, NY 14817-9507 or twintiershonorflight.org (envelopes available at the Funeral Home or at his Mass). The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Monday, August 31st from 4-7 pm. A prayer service there Tuesday, September 1st at 9 am followed by his Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick's Church at 10 am. Burial to follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. The officers and members of the Knights of Columbus, Elmira Council and Rev. Henry F. Adamski Assembly will meet at the Kalec Funeral Home, Monday, August 31 at 6:30 p.m. for a prayer service for our departed member Sir Knight Leo T. Krolak. Signed Richard Decker, Faithful Navigator & Grand Knight.
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Published in Star-Gazette from Aug. 29 to Aug. 31, 2015

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Kosa, Edward  
Edward Kosa, age 93, of Ulysses, PA, August 27, 2015, Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses, PA
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Published in Star-Gazette on Aug. 28, 2015
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