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BABY MICHAEL L. EGGLESTON 
BATH - Baby Michael L. Eggleston died at birth Sunday (June 10, 2001) at St. James Mercy Health in Hornell.
He is survived by his parents, Randy Eggleston and Crystal Simms of Bath; sisters, Ashley and Rachael Eggleston; brothers, Matthew and Lucas Eggleston, all of Bath; maternal grandparents, Deborah and Leonard Fitch of Wayland; maternal great-grandparents, Evalynn and Tracey Harter of Wayland; maternal great-great-grandmother, Katherine Wilkenson of Wayland; paternal grandmother, Phyllis Eggleston of Campbell; paternal grandfather, Donald Eggleston of Addison; paternal great-grandmother, Pauline Gee of Beaver Dams; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A funeral service will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath. Rev. Karen Christensen will officiate. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.
 

DOROTHY E. BOUCK 
ALFRED - Dorothy E. Bouck, 91, of 8 Church Street, died today, Friday (June 15, 2001) at Hornell Gardens, where she had resided for the past three weeks.
Arrangements are incomplete at Robertson Funeral Home, Inc., Hornell.
 

CHARLES H. CONNER JR. 
HORNELL - Charles H. Conner Jr., 70, of 153 Sutherby Ave., died Wednesday (June 13, 2001) at Rochester General Hospital.
Born Feb. 6, 1931 in Hornell, he was the son of Charles H. and Elizabeth Galusha Conner Sr. He was married July 15, 1955 in Silver Lake to the former Jacqueline Palmer, who survives. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Richard Conner in 1984.

He was a lifelong resident of the Hornell area and a member of the United Methodist Church of Hornell.

He had worked for over 20 years as a pipe fitter for Ingersoll Rand in Painted Post, retiring in 1996.

Chuck was an outdoor person who enjoyed working in his yard and enjoyed football games.

Survivors besides his wife include, a daughter, Kathleen (Gerald) Schmitt of Hornell; three sons, Allan (Terry) Conner of Dundee, Fla., Thomas (Kathryn) Conner of Andover and Keith Conner of Hornell; three sisters, Jane (Clyde) Wood of Hartsville, Nancy (Gerald) Woolever of Hornell and Linda Conner of Calif.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Robertson Funeral Home, Inc., Hornell, with funeral services immediately following at 9 p.m., with Rev. Alan G. Howe officiating. Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Assoc., P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, N.Y. 13220.
 

PAUL E. SEAMAN 
HORNELL - Paul E. Seaman, 93, of 22 Washington Street, died Tuesday (June 12, 2001) at St. James Hospital.
Born in Hornell, Dec. 30, 1907, a son of Arthur and Catherine Carpenter Seaman, he was a lifelong resident of the city and had worked as an engineer for the Erie Railroad prior to his retirement in 1973.

He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Hornell, and in his youth was a Golden Gloves Champion in the State of New York. Paul was an avid fisherman, an auction enthusiast and enjoyed repairing clocks.

He was predeceased by his wife, Marguerite White Seaman, in 1997.

Surviving are three daughters, Josephine (Francis) Crowe of Hornell, Nancy (William) Bridge of Bath and Deborah (Robert) Bosworth of Oceanside, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

There will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo Street, Hornell. Rev. David Kilgore will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Friends wishing may make contributions to the Hornell Corp. of the Salvation Army, 95 Seneca St., Hornell, N.Y. 14843.
 

LOIS B. FISHER 
CANASERAGA - Lois B. Fisher, 82, formerly of Pratt Street, died peacefully Saturday (June 9, 2001) at the home of her friend and caregiver, Sanna Jackson, surrounded by her family.
Born in Palmyra, June 21, 1918, a daughter of Willet and Mildred Horton Brethen, she had resided several years in Rochester and 14 years in Ft. Myers, Fla. She resided in Grand Junction, Colo. from 1998 until moving to Canaseraga in 1994. She worked as a bookkeeper until retiring in 1985.

She was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Grand Junction, a member of the Women of the Moose Chapter #1020 in Ft. Myers, Fla., as well as the Ladies' Auxiliary of the VFW Post #4353 also in Ft. Myers.

She was predeceased by her husband, Francis (Frank) X. Fisher in 1981.

Surviving are one daughter, Karen (Donald) Weinhart of Canaseraga; one son, Bruce (Stacia) Brethen of Grand Junction, Colo.; five grandchildren, Lorene Koester, Debra Clymer, Scott (Sue) Brethen, Denise (Joe) Trippi and Jason Weinhart; and one great-grandson, Sean Clymer.

At Mrs. Fisher's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to EBMRF, 130 Sandringham Rd., Piedmont, Calif. 94611 or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, Hornell.
 

MARY ELIZABETH GEMMELL 
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Mary Elizabeth Gemmell, 83, of 212 Wild Turkey Trail, Chapel Hill, died at Triangle Hospice of the Meadowlands in Hillsborough, N.C. on Wednesday (June 13, 2001).
She was born March 7, 1918 to John and Estell Robbins of Arkport. She graduated from Fredonia Normal School and taught kindergarten in Mayville, N.Y. for one year before she married James Gemmell, her partner-in-life until his death in 1986, 46 years later.

She and her husband came to Chapel Hill in 1979 after spending 16 years as president and first lady of Clarion State University in Clarion, Pa.

In Chapel Hill they were members of University Presbyterian Church. Mary Gemmell was preceded in death by her husband; her sister, June Segebarth of Chapel Hill; and her brother, Ivan Robbins of Hornell.

She is survived by her three children, Kathleen of Ithaca, J. Christopher of Alexandria, Va. and Ted K. Gemmell of Paoli, Pa.; four grandchildren, Troye and Paul Platt and J. Perry and Mathew Gemmell.

A memorial service will be held at University Presbyterian Church June 15 at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome donations to the Triangle Hospice at Meadowlands or Stevens Ministry at University Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements are with Walker's Funeral Home, Chapel Hill.
 

ROBERT E. MEYERS 
ARKPORT - Robert E. Meyers, 71, of 51 West Ave., died Tuesday (June 12, 2001) at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell.
Born in North Hornell, May 13, 1930, a son of George and Rosamond Wyant Meyers, he had resided his entire life in this area. He was a graduate of Arkport Central School, Class of 1948 and had served in the United States Air Force from 1948-1952.

Bob had been employed by NYSEG as a chief lineman for 38 years prior to his retirement in 1990. He was a member of the American Bowling Association, the Arkport American Legion, Southern Tier C.A.R.S. Association and was an official for the Western New York Sports Committee. He was well known as an announcer for Motor Cross events.

Bob had owned and operated Bob's 300 Shop in Arkport from 1971-1995. He will be remembered for his love of Antique Car Shows, the Buffalo Bills, motorcycles, bowling and most importantly for his devotion to his entire family.

Surviving are his wife, Carol Keyes Meyers of Arkport; two daughters, Wendy (Steve) Kimball of Hornell and Cassandra (Jeff Cooper) Meyers of Arkport; four sons, Nathan (Karen) Meyers of Hornell, George (Michelle) Meyers of Arkport, Rhett Meyers of Gettysburg, Va. and Douglas (Deanna) Meyers of Canaseraga; one step-daughter, Sheryll (Michael) Delia of Canisteo; one step-son, Christopher (Sara) Kurtz of Canisteo; one sister, Rosalie (John) Jamison of Arkport; one brother, Claude (Carolyn) Meyers of Spencerport; 17 grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

The family will be present from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday to receive friends at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St., Hornell. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bishopville United Methodist Church, with Rev. Kristen Allen officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Arkport Cemetery.

Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Adult and Juvenile Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, Conn. 06150-1160.
 

JOHN K. BARAGER 
BUFFALO - John K. Barager, 90, formerly of Nunda, died Thursday (June 7, 2001).
He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.

John was predeceased by his wife, Roslyn.

He is survived by his daughter, Linda Barager of Cheektowaga; and his brother, David Barager of Hunt.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Mann Funeral Home in Nunda. Rev. Michael Poore will officiate. Burial will be in Hunt Hollow Cemetery in the Town of Portage.

Memorial donations may be made in John's memory to the Livingston County Hospice.
 

NELLE JANELLO 
HORNELL - Nelle Janello of 74 Jane St., died Monday afternoon (June 11, 2001) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, where she had been a patient for the past two months.
Born in Spartanburg, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Boyd and Essie Brewington Petty.

A graduate of Spartanburg High School, Nelle has resided in Hornell for the past 54 years.

On Oct. 12, 1946 she was married at St. Ann's Church in Hornell to Ralph J. Janello, D.D.S., who predeceased her on Nov. 24, 2000.

She assisted her husband in his dental practice as a dental assistant for 50 years, retiring in 1989.

Nelle was a communicant of St. Ann's Church and was a member of the St. James Mercy Hospital Auxiliary for over 50 years.

Her family includes her sister-in-law, Louise Janello of Hornell.

Besides her parents and husband, Nelle was predeceased by her sister-in-law, Josephine Janello on April 24, 1995.

There will be no calling hours. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann's Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Ann's Cemetery, Hornell.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in Nelle's memory to their favorite charity.

Arrangements are with the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. in Hornell.
 

OLA M. SAWCZYSZYN 
ARKPORT - Ola M. Sawczyszyn, 92, of Stage Road, Arkport, died Monday afternoon (June 11, 2001) at Noyes Memorial Hospital, Dansville, following a long illness.
Born in Troupsburg on April 2, 1909, she was the daughter of George and Irene (Hemly) Simons. She had resided in the Hornell-Arkport area for all of her adult life.

She was married to Michael Sawczyszyn, who died in 1979.

Surviving are her son, Dana (Rhonda) Sawczyszyn of Arkport; her sister, Golda Kenyon of Arkport; one granddaughter, Sarah Sawczyszyn; also her extended family, friends and many "grand-kids"; and many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Arkport Presbyterian Church with Pastor Carrie Stein officiating.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell.
 

KATHLEEN D. CAMPBELL 
CANISTEO - Kathleen D. "Kay" Campbell, 81, of Bennetts Creek Road, entered into rest at the Hornell Gardens Nursing Home in Hornell on Tuesday (June 12, 2001), where she had resided since Sept. 2000.
She was born in Galeton, Pa., on Dec. 17, 1919, a daughter of the late George and Lucinda Johnston Ludwig. On Dec. 19, 1935 in Galeton, Pa., she married Russell Campbell, who died in 1985. She was also preceded in death by her three brothers, Henry, Albert and George Ludwig; and two sisters, Mary Burdick and Sally Miller; and a grandson, Norman Everett Stewart.

Kay had lived the greater part of her life in the town of Canisteo and had worked at the Stern & Stern Silk Mill in Canisteo and later worked at Westinghouse in Bath, retiring in 1982 as an Inspector in Quality Control with 30 years of service. She had attended the Hornell Gospel Center and presently was a member of the Bennetts Creek Bible Church. A loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she enjoyed crocheting, knitting, her flower garden and most of all, her family.

She is survived by her two sons, Russell (Stella) Campbell of Bath and Leonard (Jane) Campbell of Slate Creek, Canisteo; her daughter, Beatrice (Norman) Stewart of Andover; her sister, Lena Watson of Coudersport, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Canisteo. A funeral service will be held at the Bennetts Creek Bible Church on State Route #248 at 11 a.m. on Friday, with Rev. Richard Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Canisteo.

Memorials in the name of Kathleen "Kay" Campbell may be made to either the Ambulance Fund of the Canisteo Fire Dept., c/o Gerald Bertram, 42 Fourth St., Canisteo, N.Y. 14823; or to the Bennetts Creek Bible Church, c/o Matthew Sanford, 6031 Honey Run Road, Hornell, N.Y. 14843.
 

WESLEY ALLEN FLOWER 
ORANGEVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Wesley Allen Flower, 70, died peacefully at his home Sunday (June 3, 2001).
Flower was born Feb. 8, 1931 in Birdsall, the son of Walter and Laura (Currier) Flower.

He graduated from Canaseraga High School. At the age of 20, he entered the U.S. Air Force where he was trained in Biloxi, Miss., and then was stationed at Newfoundland for two years as a Radar Technician. Wesley attended and graduated in 1958 with a degree in Chemical Engineering from New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse University.

On Aug. 23, 1958 he was united in marriage to Jean F. (Fort) Flower, who survives. They lived in Spring Valley, Ohio and raised two daughters, Kimberly (Scott) Fisher of Holland, Mich. and Kristina (Roger) Bolhouse of Clarksville, Mich., all surviving.

Wesley worked for Howard Paper Mills of Dayton, Ohio, where he implemented innovative wastewater treatment programs and wrote several papers for the paper industries. He developed a Christmas tree plantation on his country property and won the 1977 Conservation Award. He and his family moved up to Orangeville Township, where he started his own business "The Stockbroker," where he designed and built customized German Mausersrifles.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Russell and Joseph Flower.

Surviving are his wife; two daughters; a grandson, Garrett Fisher; a sister, Roma Archer of Troupsburg; a niece, Roma Ann Karnes of Rochester; a nephew, Bill Archer; and a large following of satisfied customers and loyal friends.

A memorial service was held Saturday, June 9, at the Betzler Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, Mich. 49009, 1-800-822-7594. Interment was in Ft. Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, Mich.

Memorials may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice, 663 North 10th Street, Plainwell, Mich. 49080.
 

JOYCE P. SCHWARTZ 
CORFU - Joyce Plaisted Schwartz, 84, of Boyce Road, Corfu, formerly of Canisteo and Hornell, entered into rest at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia on Monday (June 11, 2001) following a long illness.
She was born on July 2, 1916 in the Town of Troupsburg, a daughter of Edward Leroy (Roy) and Alice Rae Colegrove Plaisted. She was predeceased by her husbands, Gerald Ford, Henry Crane and John Schwartz; and her two brothers, Walter B. Plaisted and Rodney Plaisted.

Joyce was a graduate of the Troupsburg High School and Geneseo Normal School with a certificate in education. She taught in the rural school districts in the Town of Troupsburg, and later at Greenwood Central School, Jasper Central School, Troupsburg Central School and Corfu Central School. She was a substitute teacher at the Canisteo Central School. She had lived in Canisteo and Hornell for 10 years prior to moving to Corfu, where she resided with her daughter, Patricia Neamon.

Joyce's family includes her two daughters, Kay Leinaweaver of Carlisle, Pa. and Patricia Neamon of Corfu; her sister, Jocelyn Lawson of Williamsville; two granddaughters, Rori Kuhns and Lisa Baker; two great-granddaughters, Samantha Baker and Leigh Baker; and three nieces.

The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday and from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Canisteo, where funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Young Hickory Cemetery, in the Town of Troupsburg.

Memorials in the name of Joyce P. Schwartz may be made to either the Young Hickory Cemetery Association, c/o Loree Symonds, 1992 County Rte. #117, Troupsburg, N.Y. 14885, the Alzheimer's Association or the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
 

MARTHA PICKARD BRYANT 
MT. MORRIS - Martha Pickard Bryant, 78, of 2437 Ridge Road, Mount Morris, died Sunday (June 10, 2001) at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville.
She was born the daughter of Wayne and Grace (Redmond) Pickard on April 15, 1923. She was currently employed for over 50 years at Dansville Dental Professionals as a bookkeeper. She was a member of the Keshequa Golf Club in Sonyea and the Wednesday Morning Bowling League at Mt. Morris Lanes.

She is survived by three children, Carol (Tom) Roffe of Canisteo, Cynthie (Randy) Luehman of Dalton and Lt. Col. Mark C. (Deborah) Bryant of Tullahoma, Tenn; seven grandchildren, Danielle Roffe of Queens, Heather Hoffe of Rochester, Marlee Luehman and Kari Luehman, both of Maine, Raena, Tori and Glenn Bryant, all of Tenn.; and nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond "Stub" Bryant in 2000; and two brothers, Howard and Robert Pickard.

Friends may call Friday 6-8 p.m. and Saturday 1-3 p.m. at the family home at 2437 Ridge Road, Mount Morris, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mount Morris Ambulance Fund or the American Heart Association. Arrangements are by the John W. Martin Funeral Home, Mount Morris.
 

RICHARD F. STEWART 
KNOXVILLE, Pa. - Richard F. Stewart, 76, of RD #1, Knoxville, Pa., passed away Sunday (June 10, 2001) unexpectedly.
Born in Elkland, Pa., Jan. 20, 1924, he was the son of Floyd and Mildred Houghton Stewart.

He was a graduate of Knoxville High School, was an Army Air Corp. veteran of World War II, and was a retired maintenance supervisor from the Green Home of Wellsboro, Pa.

He married Jeanette Allen, Feb. 26, 1946, she survives.

Also surviving are his son, Dennis Stewart of Knoxville, Pa.; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen (Chuck) Heatwole of Corydon, Ind., Debra (Tim) Mulhollen of Hornell and Julie Conrad of Wellsboro, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Friends may call Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday at 1 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, where funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Daryl Butler will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, Pa.
 

LEO THOMAS JOYCE 
ANDOVER - Leo T. Joyce, 94, of 6 Center St., Andover, died Sunday (June 10, 2001) at the Wellsville Manor Nursing Home.
He was born Oct. 15, 1906 in Andover, son of Thomas and Mary Dixon Joyce. On Oct. 12, 1930 in the Town of Alfred, he married Agnes Lynch, who predeceased him Feb. 15, 1999.

Leo Joyce attended school in Andover and had owned and operated his own dairy farm, retiring in 1965. He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Church of Andover.

Surviving are sons, Jack (Patricia) Joyce of Andover and Tom Joyce, also of Andover; daughters, Jane (Thomas) Cronin of Canisteo and Agnes (Jack) Bush of Wellsville; daughters-in-law, Betty Joyce of Andover and Irene Joyce of Scranton, Pa.; brother, Joseph Joyce of Andover; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his wife, Agnes, he was predeceased by sons, Gerald Joyce in 1981, Leo D. Joyce in 1999; one sister; and three brothers.

There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a funeral mass Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Andover Blessed Sacrament Church, with Father Gene Ulrich of St. Brendan Church, Almond, officiating. Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Andover.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are by the Mulholland-Swan Funeral Home, Inc. of Andover.
 

MARGARET L. KUHN 
WAYLAND-DANSVILLE - Margaret L. Kuhn, 90, formerly of 15 Clay St., Dansville, died Tuesday (June 12, 2001) at the LeRoy Village Green in LeRoy, where she had resided for the past three years.
Margaret was born July 27, 1910 in Dansville, the daughter of Charles and Mary Marx Mader, residing her early life in Dansville, and resided in Wayland for 29 years prior to moving back to Dansville in 1970. She married Leonard P. Kuhn in Dansville on April 15, 1937. He predeceased her in 1965.

She was a communicant of both St. Mary's Church in Dansville and a past communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Wayland and a past member of the Altar Rosary Society.

Margaret was a past member of the Home Bureau.

She is survived by three daughters, Carol (David) Genova of Rochester, Sister Barbara Kuhn, S.S.J. of Rochester and Mary Lou (Dennis) Chapman of Caledonia; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Chester Mader of Tucson, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 West Naples St., Wayland. Prayer services will be conducted in the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Wayland. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Margaret's name to: St. Joseph's School Memorial Fund, Fremont Street, Wayland, N.Y. 14572 or the Wayland Historical Society, P.O. Box 494, Wayland, N.Y. 14572.
 

GARETT MICHAEL "MIKE" WELTY 
REXVILLE - Garett M. Welty, 20, of McDonald Road, died Sunday (June 10, 2001) in the Town of Independence as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born Feb. 21, 1981 in Hornell to Lee and Connie Payne Welty. He was a graduate of Whitesville Central School, Class of 2000, and Allegany B.O.C.E.S. Machine Tool Operations, Class of 2000. He was a member of the Allegany/Steuben Holstein Club, 4H member of the Holstein Club for 11 years, and a Junior member of the New York State Holstein Club. He was also an avid hunter and stock car enthusiast. He was presently employed as a herdsman at the Philip Lehman Dairy Farm in Harrison Valley, Pa.

He is survived by his parents, Lee and Connie Welty of Rexville; a daughter, Mandy Marie; a brother, Todd Welty of Rexville; one sister, Holly Welty of Pulaski, Va.; two nephews, Cameron and Devin Welty; his grandparents, Ronald and Marilyn Payne of Jasper; grandmother, Roberta Krusen of Jasper and Olive Strait of Hornell; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main St., Canisteo, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Todd Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in the Woodhull Cemetery, Woodhull.
 

LLOYD W. BAIRD 
HORNELL - Lloyd W. Baird, 70, a resident of the Big Elms Trailer Park, died Saturday (June 9, 2001) at McAuley Manor.
Born in Hornell August 8, 1930, a son of Walter and Marie (Shull) Baird, he was a graduate of Hornell High School, Class of 1950, and had served for two years in the U.S. Coast Guard. He had resided his entire life in Hornell, and had worked for the former Hornell City Delivery, the Hornell City Garage, McDermott's Mobil Station and for several taxi companies, including JB's Taxi in Hornell. He was a member of the Hornell Post American Legion.

He was predeceased by one sister, Betty Hoad.

Surviving are four daughters, Susan (David) Kuhn of Dansville, Rayetta (Michael) McLean of Rochester, Nancy (Scott) Evans of Hornell and Cynthia (Steve) Burley of Hornell; two sisters, Beatrice Vicari of Arizona and Etta (Carl) Poyer of West Almond; as well as several grand and great-grandchildren.

The family will be present from 4-6 p.m. Monday to receive friends at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo Street, Hornell, where funeral services will follow calling hours at 6 p.m. Rev. Terry Kelly will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Friends wishing to remember Lloyd are asked to make a contribution to the charity of their choice.
 

DEAN SAMUEL COTTON 
FRIENDSHIP - Dean Samuel Cotton, 39, of 90 East Main St., died Thursday (June 7, 2001) as the result of an accident on Co. Rd. 20 in the town of Friendship.
Born September 15, 1961 in Cuba, he was the son of George H. and Eva L. (Hadsell) Cotton. On July 23, 1987 in Friendship, he married the former Linda Hanner, who survives.

Mr. Cotton had resided most of his life in Friendship and was a 1979 graduate of Friendship Central School. For a short period of time, he insulated houses in Orlando, Florida, and after returning to Friendship was for several years a small engine repairman at Miller and Brandes Store in Friendship. In 1984, he was employed at Friendship Daries, Inc., where he eventually became the lead man in the powder warehouse and was employed there at the present time. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and was a NASCAR enthusiast.

He was a member and commander of the Sons of American Legion Post # 1168 in Friendship; member and past president of the Allegany Co. Volunteer Fireman's Association; member of the Driftbuster's Snowmobile Club of Cuba and member of the Teamster's Union Local #249.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his mother, Eva Baker of Friendship; his father and step-mother, George H. and Jacqueline Cotton of Friendship; maternal grandmother, Evelyn A. Jones of Bolivar; a daughter, Ashley M. Cotton of Friendship; two stepdaughters, Wendy S. (Wayne) Minges of Cuba and Christy L. (Marshall) Grubbs of Friendship; two granddaughters, three brothers, Bruce T. (Jeannie) Cotton of Rochester, Brian C. (Linda) Cotton of Rochester and Dale G. Cotton of Friendship; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Truesdell Funeral Home in Friendship from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Friendship United Church. The Rev. Cornelius DeGroat of Spencerport and the Rev. Rick Hiddy, pastor of the United Church of Friendship will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Friendship.

Memorials may be made to the Friendship Fire Dept., or the Sons of American Legion C/O Friendship American Legion Post #1168, Friendship, NY 14739.


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