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ELEANOR M. HOWELL 
HORNELL - Eleanor M. Howell, 81, formerly of 199 East Ave., went to be with the Lord Monday (Aug. 13, 2001) at McAuley Manor.
Born in Hornell July 24, 1920, a daughter of Frank and Julia Clark, she had been employed at the former Hornell Dress Factory, and had been a lifelong Hornell resident.

Eleanor was a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Hornell Moose Lodge, a member of the Hornell Senior Citizens and active in the Hornell Chapter of RSVP. She was known for her artistic abilities, crafts, sewing, crocheting and knitting.

She was predeceased by her husband, Horace Howell; one son, Rodney Howell; and 14 brothers and sisters.

Surviving are one son, Delroy (June) Howell of Montour Falls; two sisters, Louise Barron of Almond and Carolyn Hollowell of Arkport; one brother, Merwin (Norma) Clark of Almond; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will be present 2-4 and 7-8 p.m. Tuesday to receive friends at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St., Hornell, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow in Arkport Cemetery.

Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Hornell Senior Center, Broadway, Hornell, N.Y. 14843.
 

MARGARET E. LOEPKER 
DANSVILLE - Margaret E. Loepker, 95, of Cottage Street, Dansville, died Saturday (Aug. 11, 2001) at the Livingston County SNF in Mt. Morris, where she had resided since 1990. Margaret was the wife of the late Isadore H. Loepker, who died Nov. 12, 1982. She was born in Berlin, Germany on April 22, 1906, the daughter of Adolf and Emilie VonSchaum-Kessel Peiler. Mrs. Loepker came to the US in 1923 by the way of Ellis Island, married her husband, Isadore, in Beckermeyer, Ill. in 1926. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and a Legion of Mary Auxiliary member.
Margaret is survived by three sons, Isadore B. (Maryann) of LayFayette, Ind., Raymond A. of Brookston, Ind. and Robert of Cohocton; one daughter, Rose E. (Robert) Hayes of Dansville; grandchildren, Mark, Thomas, Christopher, Peter, Joseph, Timothy, Michael, Daniel, Erik and Joshua Loepker, and Linda Hasser, Lois Rausch, Rebecca Ehresman, Jennifer Ward and Julie Acomb; and 26 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Chamberlin Funeral Home, Inc., 73 Main St., Dansville, where prayers will be said Thursday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church. Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, Dansville. A Rosary service will be held in the funeral home Wednesday evening at 6:45 p.m.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions to St. Mary's School, Elizabeth St., Dansville, 14437.
 

EARL H. BRUNSWICK 
N. COHOCTON - Earl H. Brunswick, 58, passed away Wednesday (Aug. 8, 2001) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, after a long illness.
Earl was born Oct. 4, 1942 in Cohocton, a son of Howard and Winifred (Parks) Brunswick. He was a graduate of Wayland Central School, Class of 1961. He was a veteran of the US Army, serving from 1963-1964 at Ft. Dix, N.J. He married Gene C. Schubmehl on May 20, 1967 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wayland, she survives. He was a truck driver for over 30 years with various companies in the area. His last employment was with Griffith Oil Co. in Wayland, he also worked in Stanley & Gorham at various farms during his youth.

Earl was an active member, past layperson and former member of the Administrative Council of the N. Cohocton Methodist Church. He was also an active member, since 1967, of the Wayland Lions Club, where he recently received his 35 year attendance pin. He helped with Meals on Wheels in Wayland, he enjoyed spending time with his family, watching MASH on television and taking walks.

Earl is survived by his wife of 34 years, Gene; two daughters, Karrie Beth (Mark) Prinzi of Wayland and Kammie Sue Brunswick of N. Cohocton; two brothers, Arnold (Gloria Jean) Brunswick of Wayland and James Brunswick (Bonnie Recktenwald) of Cohocton; one sister, Alice (Ted) Sosa of Rochester; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home, 100 E. Naples St., Wayland, where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, with Rev. Scott Green officiating. Burial will be in Clearview Cemetery, N. Cohocton.

Contributions may be made to the Wayland Lions Club, PO Box 391, Wayland, N.Y. 14572, in memory of Earl H. Brunswick.
 

BERNARD F. SMITH 
CANISTEO - Bernard F. Smith, 80, of 84 Maple Street, died Wednesday (Aug. 8, 2001) at his home.
Born in Hornell, Sept. 2, 1920, a son of Anthony and Katherine Friener Smith, he was a graduate of St. Ann's School and Hornell High School. He had served in the United States Army Air Corp., and had been employed as a Signalman for the Erie and Erie Lakawanna Railroad, as well as Conrail prior to his retirement in 1982, following over 30 years service.

Bernard was a communicant of St. Joachims Church in Canisteo and a member of the "Wise Old Owls" Camping Club.

On May 14, 1949, he married the former Florence Clark, who survives. He was predeceased by his parents and one brother, Vincent Smith.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Florence of Canisteo, are five daughters, Margaret Johnson of Canisteo, Betty (Roland) Newell of S.E. Palm Bay, Fla., Katherine (Mark) Ferguson of East Aurora, Carolyn (John) Criss of Corning and Bonnie (Thomas) Welch of Allegany; one son, John (Kristi) Smith of Bridge City, Texas; one sister, Margaret (James) Scanlon of Jordan; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

The family will be present 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday to receive friends at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 6 Spruce Street, Canisteo. Friends are invited to meet the family at St. Joachims Church in Canisteo on Saturday at 11 a.m., where Bernard's Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Canisteo.

Friends wishing to remember Bernard are asked to consider a memorial contribution to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, N.Y. 14830 or to the Wimodaughsian Free Library, 19 West Main Street, Canisteo, N.Y. 14823.
 

RUTH P. GREENE 
ALFRED - Ruth P. Greene, 95, of 119 N. Main St., died Tuesday (Aug. 7, 2001) at her home.
Born Aug. 3, 1906, the daughter of Harry and Ann Gregory Greene. She was predeceased by her grandmother, Alice Sisson Greene; grandfather, Milo Burdick Greene; and a brother, Curtis Greene.

Ruth was a graduate of Alfred High School, Alfred University and Columbia University, with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Library Science. She had been employed as a librarian in Oyster Bay, Long Island, for 20 years and Alfred University for 13 years.

She was a member of Union University Church of Alfred and a member of Kanakadea Chapter #626 O.E.S. of Alfred.

She is survived by several cousins.

At Ruth's request, there will be no prior calling hours or funeral services.

Arrangements are by Robertson Funeral Home, Inc., Hornell.
 

PHYLLIS J. STEPHENS 
N. COHOCTON - Phyllis J. Stephens, 71, passed away Wednesday (Aug. 8, 2001) at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville, after a long illness.
Phyllis was born March 29, 1930 in Cohocton, a daughter of Fredrick and Gladys Washburn. She was the widow of Carl Stephens, who predeceased her on May 30, 1984. Phyllis enjoyed horses, gardening, flowers and animals, but most of all she loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren.

Phyllis is survived by her children, William Stephens, Susan (Joseph) Rawleigh, Lisa Stephens and Mark Stephens, all of Atlanta, Mary (Russell) Hart of Darien Center, Jeffrey (Debra) Stephens of Gatlinburg, Tenn., Cathy Stephens and Jerry Stephens, both of Wayland, Gary Stephens, Amy Stephens and Karen Stephens, all of Avoca, Connie Stephens of Cohocton and Robin (Ron) Keller of Canadice; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no prior calling. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family, with Rev. Osceola Wharton officiating. Burial will be in Clearview Cemetery, N. Cohocton.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Breast Cancer Research, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, N.Y. 14609 in memory of Phyllis J. Stephens.

The Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home in Wayland is in charge of arrangements.
 

ELOUISE B. RICHTMYER 
HORNELL - Elouise B. Richtmyer, 81, of 23 Holly Terrace, died Wednesday (Aug. 8, 2001) at Taylor Health Center, where she was a patient for one day.
Born April 10, 1920 in Buffalo, she was the daughter of Harry E. and Ruth Maycock Bush. She was married at the Statler Hilton Hotel in Buffalo to William E. Richtmyer of Hornell, in 1948.

She attended Buffalo area schools and was a graduate of Bryant-Stratton Business School in Buffalo.

She was a member of the Hornell Fortnightly Club and had attended Hornell United Methodist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, David (Pam) Richtmyer of Ann Arbor, Mich., John (Elizabeth) Richtmyer of Pembrooke Pines, Fla. and Alan (Akiko) Richtmyer of Brooklyn; two brothers, Robert and Warren Richtmyer, both of Buffalo; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and fives nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A graveside memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Hope Cemetery, Hornell, with Pastor Terry Kelly officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hornell Public Library, 64 Genesee St., Hornell, N.Y. 14843.

Arrangements are by Robertson Funeral Home, Inc., Hornell.
 

BEATRICE K. WOLFANGER 
DANSVILLE - Beatrice K. Wolfanger, 51, of Liberty Street in Dansville died Monday (Aug. 6, 2001) at Noyes Memorial Hospital after battling a long illness.
She was born May 9, 1950, in Wayland, the daughter of the late Michael Amato and Virginia (McCormick) Amato, whom she is survived by. Beatrice was married in the Dansville Presbyterian Church on Oct. 5, 1974, to James A. Wolfanger, whom she has been married to for 26 years.

Beatrice was a graduate of Wayland Central School Class of 1968, and had been employed over the years at the former Maxwell House and Williamson Hardware Store, the Moose Club, and as a sales clerk at the Salvation Army store in Dansville until 1998.

Bea was a member of the Daniel Goho American Legion Auxiliary in Dansville and enjoyed reading, gardening and motorcycle riding.

Besides her mother, Beatrice is survived by her husband, Jim; one brother, Jack (Cathy) Amato of Florida; three sisters, Betty (Emil) Hosenfeld of Springwater, Frances Gielen of Florida and Waneeta (Terry) Davis of Perkinsville; her mother-in-law, Edythe Wolfanger of Dansville; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the CHAMBERLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 73 Main St. in Dansville, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Robert Booher officiating. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery in Dansville.

A Daniel Goho American Legion Auxiliary prayer service will be held Thursday evening at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.

Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the Daniel Goho American Legion Auxiliary, PO Box 306, Dansville, N.Y. 14437.
 

HAROLD S. ORMSBY 
WELLSVILLE - Harold S. Ormsby, 88, who resided with a son, Eugene Ormsby, at 4011 Duffy Hollow Rd., died Thursday (August 2, 2001) at Wellsville Manor, following a long illness.
Born March 6, 1913 in the Town of Alfred, the son of George H. and Mabel (Green) Ormsby. He was married November 4, 1939 in West Almond to Viola Northrup, who died in 1985. He was predeceased by two sons, Michael and George Ormsby; a sister, Rema Perry and a brother, Raymond Ormsby.

He was a lifelong farmer, in the Town of Alfred, a cheesemaker and most recently a custodian at Alfred State College for 16 years, retiring in 1982. Following his retirement, Harold had spent his winter's in Frostproof, Fla., for 16 years.

He was a member of the Alfred Station Seventh Day Baptist Church and Almond Grange #1102 for over 50 years.

He enjoyed farming, fishing and family.

Survivors include three sons, Eugene (Marguerite) Ormsby of Wellsville, Donald (Emily) Ormsby of Alfred Station and Robert (Carol) Ormsby of Lewisburg, Pa.; a daughter-in-law, Sally Ormsby of Almond; two brothers, Clinton Ormsby of Hornell and Stanley Ormsby of Andover; a sister, Grace Munn of Hornell; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family received friends Sunday at the Robertson Funeral Home, Inc., Hornell, where funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today, with Rev. David Truscott officiating. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Alfred Station.

Almond Grange #1102 will conduct a Grange Memorial Service at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
 

BERNICE P. VANDUSER 
ALMOND - Bernice P. VanDuser, 95, died Saturday (Aug. 4, 2001) at McAuley Manor, where she has resided for the past six years.
She was born March 13, 1906, in Bradford, Pa., the daughter of William and Grace Hackett Townsend. She was married Dec. 3, 1934, to Howard S. VanDuser, who died in 1987. She was predeceased by a daughter, Alberta Lewis, who died in 1958.

For several years, she was a resident of Alfred Station before moving to Almond, where she resided for 51 years. A housewife and mother, Bernice enjoyed knitting, crochetting and sewing. She was a member of the Alfred Station Seventh Day Baptist Church.

Survivors include: four sons, Paul Binder of Hornell, Richard VanDuser of Almond, Donald (Bonnie) VanDuser of Hornell, and Kenneth VanDuser of Almond; two daughters, Doris (Robert) Mullen and Nancy Griffin, both of Almond; several grand, great-grand and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Robertson Funeral Home, Inc., Hornell, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. David Truscott officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Alfred Station.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alfred Station Seventh Day Baptist Church, Alfred Station, N.Y., 14803, or the Almond Union of Churches, Almond, N.Y., 14804.
 

BARBARA B. CAUDELL 
HORNELL - Barbara B. Caudell, 69, of 12 Holly Terrace, Edgeview Estates, Hornell, died Friday morning (August 3, 2001) at St. James Mercy Hospital, following a long illness.
Born in Hornell April 19, 1932, she was the daughter of George and Ruby (O'neil) Baird. She was a graduate of Hornell High School and throughout the years had resided in Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina and Georgia, returning to Hornell in 1986.

Barbara was employed as a sales clerk at the Hornell Penny Pincher and had been an avid bingo player. She was married for over 30 years to Carl Caudell, who died May 12, 2001. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Ruby Dailey, and her brother, David Baird.

Surviving are two sons, Jack (Barbara) Faulkner of Centerpoint, Tx. and Jim (Phyllis) Faulkner of San Antonio, Tx.; four daughters, June Faulkner of Doraville, Ga., Donna Vanderburg of Bedford, N.H., Diane Arnold of Hornell and Barbara (Jamie) Hukill of Springtown, Tx.; one brother, Richard (Carol) Baird of Batavia; two sister, Leonora "Lee" (Dale) Wing of Peoria, Ariz. and Arlene (Don) Crowley of Hornell; three stepson's, Dr. Tim (Terry) Duncan of San Diego, Calif, Greg (Julie) Caudell of Middletown, Ohio; as well as many grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The family of Barbara B. "Barb" Caudell will receive friends on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. Brian Diffenbacher officiating. Burial will be in Rural Cemetery.


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