Willard Losinger

Willard A. Losinger

1921 - 2010

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Willard A. Losinger "Tick" Age 88, of Elmira passed away at home on Sunday, August 22, 2010, after an extended illness. Tick was born November 28, 1921 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Charles F. and Flora (Abplanalp) Losinger. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Pat (Kirkpatrick) Losinger, and brother-in-law Clarence Hicks. Tick is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Patty "Pat" (Anderson) Losinger. He is also survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Charles M. and Kathryn (Jacque) Losinger of Reading, MA, William A. and Mary Lou (Orlousky) Losinger of Elmira; daughter Judy M. Ottaviani of Elmira; grandchildren, Scott Losinger, Peter (Jennifer) Losinger, Carrie (Brad) Williams, Geoffrey (Tracy) Ottaviani, Nicholas Ottaviani, Jack (Jane) Losinger, Brian Losinger, Michael Losinger; 6 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Earnest Glen and Beryl Losinger of Warminster, PA; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Betty Hicks of Rushville, PA, Janet and William Brown of Rome, PA; along with several nieces and nephews. Tick was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, seeing extensive action throughout Europe during WWII. He retired as a printer from the Elmira Star Gazette with over 30 years of service. Tick was an officer of both the Elmira Typographical Union and the New York State Empire Conference. He was active in a number of sports including baseball, softball, bowling and golf. Tick was a charter member of the Chemung County Sports Hall of Fame and the Elmira Sports Hall of Fame. He was also a long time member of the Elmira Elks Lodge #62. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, August 26, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 6:15 p.m., with Tick's nephew Rev. W. Michael Losinger officiating. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park will be at the convenience of the family. Donations in Tick's memory may be directed to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 945 County Road 64, Elmira, NY 14903. Officers and members of the Elmira Elks Lodge #62 will meet at McInerny Funeral Home at 5:45 p.m., Thursday, August 26th, to conduct a service for our brother Tick. Signed, Lou Schmeiski Exalted Ruler The Losinger Family extends their deepest thanks to Dr. Aleksander Rupik, the nursing staff of 3B at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, and the friends who made it possible for Tick to be cared for at home for so many months: Barb Hillman, Tim Sweeney, Debbie Marsh, Terry Storms, Lesley Knapp and Melissa Haines.
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Thursday
26
August

Visitation

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday, August 26, 2010
McInerny Funeral Home
502 W. Water St.
Elmira, New York, United States
Thursday
26
August

Funeral Service

6:15 pm
Thursday, August 26, 2010
McInerny Funeral Home
502 W. Water St.
Elmira, New York, United States
Service Time: 06:15 PM
Friday
27
August

Interment at: Forest Lawn Memorial Park

12:00 pm
Friday, August 27, 2010
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
563 Jerusalem Hill Road
Elmira, New York, United States