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ZELNIE J. SNOW 
WOODHULL -- Zelnie J. Snow, 60, of 837 Cook Hollow Road, passed away Thursday (Aug. 8, 2002) at home after a long illness.
Born in Lizemores, Clay County, West Virginia, April 4, 1942, he was the son of Oscar and Irene Keiffer Snow.

He was employed for 20 years as a machinist at Cranco Products and for the past 10 years as a heavy equipment operator at the Town of Woodhull Highway Department.

He was a member of Teamsters Union Local 529.

He married Lynda K. Mattison on June 15, 1963, she survives.

Also surviving are one son, James W. Snow of Woodhull; his daughter and son-in-law, Trina and Rodney Patterson Jr., also of Woodhull; one brother, Bearley Snow of Rochester; grandchildren, Kimberly Schoonover, Mykalinn Snow and Myranda Patterson; several brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; and nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the East Troupsburg Baptist Church, the Rev. Donald Hulbert will officiate.

Burial will be in Chenango Cemetery.
 

ROBERT W. NESBIT 
CAMERON -- Robert W. Nesbit, 76, formerly of Angel Road, entered into rest at the McAuley Manor Nursing Home in North Hornell on Wednesday (Aug. 7, 2002) after a long illness.
He was born in Hornell on Sept. 12, 1925 a son of Burton Nesbit and Eunice Louise Green Nesbit. On June 2, 1951 in Cuba, he married Mary Louise Smith, who survives.

Bob was a graduate of R.I.T. with a degree in printing. While attending R.I.T. he worked as a private investigator. He and his wife owned and operated the Belfast Blaze (a weekly newspaper) and Nesbit's Market. He and Mary lived in Cuba, N.Y. for a number of years where he was a Boy Scout Master. They later resided in Corning before moving to Cameron where he lived for 24 years. Bob had served as a Town of Cameron Assessor for 18 years and had worked at the Ingersoll Rand Co. in Painted Post retiring in 1985.

Bob was a World War II veteran having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Steuben Masonic Lodge #112 in Bath, the Bath American Legion and the Addison Eagle Club.

His family includes his wife of 51 years, Mary L. Nesbit; his son, Robert James (Diane) Nesbit of Carlisle, Pa.; his two daughters, Elizabeth A. Nesbit of Swannanoa, N.C. and Eunice L. (Douglas) Prickett of Jasper, Ind.; his brother, Burton (Wynona) Nesbit of Hornell; his grandchildren, Eric Nesbit, Nellie Clark, Christina Nesbit and Grae Lee Prickett; nieces and nephews.

There are to be no calling hours or service. Arrangements are in the care of the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main St., Canisteo, N.Y.

Memorials in the name of Robert W. Nesbit may be made to either the Cameron Ambulance Corps, c/o Donna Straton, Cameron Mills, N.Y. 14820 or to the Cuba Boy Scout Troop, c/o Robert Frazer, Maple Street, Cuba, N.Y. 14727.
 

MARY B. LUTHER 
CAMERON MILLS/BATH -- Mary B. Luther, 88, passed away Wednesday (Aug. 7, 2002) at Hornell Gardens, Hornell.
Born in Plymouth, N.Y. on Feb. 8, 1914, Mary was the daughter of Harold and Grace Monroe Boyden.

A graduate of Binghamton High School, she was self-employed as a practical nurse until her retirement.

She was a member of the former Cameron Mills Chapter Order of Eastern Star and the former Spencer United Methodist Church of Hornell.

She is survived by one son, Austin Ray Luther of Bakersfield, Calif.; one daughter and son-in-law, Garness and Edgar Russell of Woodhull; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her sisters, Leah Poole and Mildred Boyden.

Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 7-8:30 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, where funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. immediately following visitation. The Rev. Brian Diffenbacher will officiate.

Burial will be in South Plymouth Cemetery, Town of Plymouth, Chenango County at 2 p.m. Saturday.
 

VERONICA M. SHEROSHICK 
CANISTEO -- Veronica M. Sheroshick, 80, of 40 West Main St., died Wednesday (Aug. 7, 2002) at her home following a long illness.
Born in Forest City, Pa., May 18, 1922, a daughter of Stanley and Mary Aleskis Paukstis, she had made her home in Canisteo since 1945. She had been employed as an inspector for the former Westinghouse Plant in Bath prior to her retirement in 1984. She was a communicant of St. Joachim's Church in Canisteo. Ronnie enjoyed bowling and playing golf and was a member of the Womans Bowling Associating and Twin Hickory.

On May 3, 1945, she married Martin A. Sheroshick who survives.

Surviving in addition to her husband Martin of Canisteo are three daughters, Carolyn Cone, Janis M. Speed and Brenda Fortuna, all of Canisteo; one sister, Mary Prezelski of Pennsylvania; one brother, Stanley Paukstis of New Jersey; three grandchildren, Michele Day, Vicki Flaitz and Bradley John Speed; five great-grandchildren, Quillan, Taylor and Ethan Speed and Nicholas and Dylan Day.

There will be no calling hours or services. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at St. Mary's Cemetery, Town of Fremont.

Friends wishing to remember Ronnie are asked to consider a memorial contribution to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 9025, Pittsfield, Mass., 01202.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 6 Spruce St., Canisteo.
 

DR. RICHARD B. FISH 
CANISTEO -- Dr. Richard B. "Dick" Fish, 81, died unexpectedly at the Branchport area of Keuka Lake.
He was born in Hampton, Va. on Jan. 31, 1921 the son of Harry and Mildred Potter Fish. On July 14, 1971 in Canisteo he married Marilyn Norton Scranton, who survives.

Dick lived the greater part of his life in Canisteo. He was an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church, had served on the Canisteo Central School Board of Education and was a Past President of the Canisteo Rotary Club. Through his love of music, Dick was a member of the Hornell Barber Shoppers and had sung in the church choir for many years.

A graduate of the Cornell Veterinary School, Dick had a private practice in Mt. Upton, N.Y. and later joined Dr. Leonard Tyler in practice in Canisteo. He later served as an Inspector for the N.Y.S. and Federal Meat Inspection Program retiring in 1985. He was an Army Veteran having served during WWII. He was an avid fisherman.

Dick is survived by his wife, Marilyn; three sons, Gregory (Ann) Fish of LaGrange Park, Ill., Jerry (Sally) Fish of Portland, Ore. and Dan Fish of Sweetwater, Texas; his sister, Frances Tomlin of Greensboro, N.C.; two step-daughters, Barbara (Ron) Karr of North Chelmsford, Mass. and Deborah (Jeff) Rice of Corning; a stepson, Timothy Scranton of Trabuco Canyon, Calif.; a cousin, Ernie Buck of Arlington, Va.; 10 grandchildren; one niece and three nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Canisteo with Rev. Todd Haines officiating.

The immediate family will provide flowers and request that memorials in the name of Dr. Richard B. Fish be made to either the Memorial Fund of the First Presbyterian Church, c/o Irene Curd, 41 Third St., Canisteo, N.Y. 14823; Branchport Fire Dept., Branchport, N.Y. 14418; or the Yates County Sheriff's Dept., Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527.

Arrangements are in care of the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main St., Canisteo.
 

JOSEPHINE C. (LOTTIE) WILLIAMS 
CAMERON MILLS -- Josephine C. (Lottie) Williams, 82, passed away Monday (Aug. 5, 2002) at home.
She was born in Elyria, Ohio on Oct. 28, 1919, the daughter of Stanley and Antonette Yarka. In 1939, she was married to Clarence R. Williams who predeceased her in 1978.

Lottie was also predeceased by nine brothers and two sisters.

Lottie was a postmaster in Cameron retiring after 28 years and had been a communicant of St. Catherine's Church in Addison. Lottie had also been active in many organizations, including volunteer ambulance, Catholic Daughters, senior citizen, R.S.V.P., and she was an usher at Corning Summer Theater.

Surviving are three daughters, Deanna (Butch) Cole, with whom she lived, Eva (James) Russo of Bath, and Kathleen (Keith) McNutt of Deerfield, N.H.; three sons, Clarence "Butch" (Mary) Williams of Cameron Mills, Robert (Doreen) Williams of Tinmouth, Vt. and Philip (Kathy) Williams of Shinglehouse, Pa.; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Thursday from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. in Fagan's Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St., Bath, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will he held Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Bath with Rev. Richard Shatzel officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials in Josephine's name may be made to Cameron Volunteer Fire Department or Cameron Volunteer Ambulance Corp.
 

ANNE E. WHEAT 
DANSVILLE/WAYLAND -- Anne E. Wheat, 64, of 94 Red Bud Drive, died Tuesday (Aug. 6, 2002) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester after a short illness.
Anne was born Nov. 5, 1937 in Dansville the daughter of Fred and Ruth (Wolfanger) Wheat. She resided most of her life in the Wayland area prior to moving to Dansville where she has resided for the past 12 years.

Anne was employed at the Moore-Cottrell Company in Atlanta, N.Y. and as a secretary at the Gunlocke Company in Wayland. Anne was also a member of the Stony Brook Rebekah Lodge and the Wayland Order of the Eastern Star.

Anne is survived by one son, Fred (Ann) Shutt of Wayland; one daughter, Judy Anne (Alan) Kinney of Wayland; her parents Fred and Ruth Wheat of Wayland; five grandchildren, Jennifer and Justin Shutt, Jared, Kayla and Jenna Kinney all of Wayland; and Anne's loving cat "Peanuts."

A funeral service will be conducted at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 West Naples St., Wayland at the convenience of the family.
 

THOMAS J. MANION 
NORTH HORNELL -- Thomas J. Manion, 56, died Tuesday morning (Aug. 6, 2002) at McAuley Manor, where he had resided for the past month.
Born in Wellsville, on Oct. 29, 1945, he was the son of Clement and Doris (Coleman) Manion. He resided many years in Andover and also lived in Gainesville, Fla., where he was employed as a security guard.

Surviving are two daughters, Sherry Bockus of Caton and Holly VanGorden of Horseheads; two brothers, Richard Manion and Daniel Manion; one sister, Monica Cunha; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

THOMAS J. MANION 
NORTH HORNELL -- Thomas J. Manion, 56, died Tuesday morning (Aug. 6, 2002) at McAuley Manor, where he had resided for the past month.
Born in Wellsville, on Oct. 29, 1945, he was the son of Clement and Doris (Coleman) Manion. He resided many years in Andover and also lived in Gainesville, Fla., where he was employed as a security guard.

Surviving are two daughters, Sherry Bockus of Caton and Holly VanGorden of Horseheads; two brothers, Richard Manion and Daniel Manion; one sister, Monica Cunha; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

ALTHEA M. (KNAPP) KELLEY 
HORNELL -- Althea M. (Knapp) Kelley, 92, of 14 McDougall Ave., died early Sunday morning (Aug. 4, 2002) at the Westbury United Methodist Retirement Community in Meadville, Pa.
Born in Hornell on Jan. 30, 1910, she was a daughter of the late Leo F. and Katherine Marsh Knapp. On April 18, 1938, she was married to Francis Clair Kelley, who predeceased her.

A graduate of Hornell High School, Class of 1927, Althea earned her college degree at the State University of Geneseo in 1930 and was employed as a school teacher in the West Almond area.

She was part owner of the Kelley Dairy Farm in West Almond until 1970. She was also a member of the Grange and served on the election board of West Almond.

Althea was a communicant of St. Ann's Church in Hornell.

Her family includes her two sons, Donald Kelley of Caneadea, N.Y. and Paul (Arlene) Kelley of Meadville, Pa.; her daughter, Jeanne (Michael) Maira of Rochester; her 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; her sister, Anna Smith of Ontario, N.Y.; also her nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, Althea was predeceased by her daughter, Marianne Winslow; her two brothers, Francis and Robert Knapp and her sister, Katherine "Kass" Knapp.

Calling hours are from 7-9 p.m. today at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell. Friends are invited to meet her family at St. Ann's Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Committal prayers and interment will follow at Until the Day Dawn Cemetery, Angelica.

Those wishing may contribute in Althea's memory to St. Ann's School Memorial Fund, 27 Erie Ave., Hornell, N.Y. 14843. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.
 

MILDRED MORSE LaSHURE 
HORNELL -- Mildred Morse LaShure, 92, formerly of 13 Dennis Ave., died Sunday (Aug. 4, 2002) in the Wellsville Manor Care Center after a long illness.
She was born June 11, 1910 in Olean, the daughter of William and Jenny Williams Beabout.

On Jan. 17, 1931 in Angelica, she was married to Fayette G. Morse who died in June of 1968. Later on Nov. 21, 1986 she was married to George LaShure, who died in June of 1992.

A former resident of Wellsville, she had resided in Hornell since 1970.

She attended school in Olean. She also attended the Hornell Bible Church. She was a charter member of the Wellsville Women of the Moose, a former member of the Genesee Hose Co. Ladies Auxiliary in Wellsville.

She loved music and dancing. She had owned and operated several area restaurants and also had been a waitress in several area restaurants including the Texas Hot and the Wellsville Country Club.

For many years, she was a sales representative for Stanard Specialty Products and for over 30 years had a concession stand that she traveled to various fairs and carnivals with.

She is survived by two daughters, Arlouine (Ray) Hutchinson of Scio and Jeane (Larry) Woodworth of Hornell; a stepson, Harold (Mary) Morse of Ontario, N.Y.; 33 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Alberta Spencer of Salamanca; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, son Robert Morse, sisters Effie Starks Ludden and Ruth Murray, brothers William and Ted Beabout, stepson Leo Morse and stepdaughters Theo Lincoln and Neva Herenda.

Friends may call at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home in Wellsville tonight from 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. Services will be held at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with her nephew Rev. Walter Beabout officiating. A memorial service by the Women of the Moose will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the funeral home.

Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donors choice.
 

MADELINE J. "MIDGE" WOOD 
HORNELL -- Madeline J. "Midge" Wood, 74, entered into rest unexpectedly Sunday (Aug. 4, 2002) at her home at 264 Walnut St.
Born in Hornell on Oct. 25, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Bernice Preston McCarthy. On June 15, 1948, she was married at St. Ann's Rectory to John E. "Jack" Wood, who predeceased her on May 24, 1995.

A life long resident of Hornell, Madeline was a graduate of Hornell High School, Class of 1945.

She was a seamstress for the former Men's Shop as well as for her family and friends. She also served as a former leader for the Campfire Girls and Cub Scouts.

Madeline was a communicant of St. Ann's Church and was a member of the Ladies of Columbus.

She enjoyed the time she spent with her children and grandchildren and will be remembered for her sense of humor.

Her family includes her eight children, Susan Wood of Hornell, John (Sherry) Wood of Cleveland, Ohio, Sally (Mark) Winrock of Fairport, Cindy Wood and Melinda Wood, both of Hornell, Mary Wood of Shelby, N.C., Patricia (Mark) Pinzok of Cranberry Township, Pa. and Jim "Woody" Wood of Hornell; her eight grandchildren, Nicole (fiance, Neal Barman) Winrock and Cori Winrock, Devon and Jared Wood, Kimberly, Mark, Zachary and Katie Pinzok; her two brothers, Lawrence "Bud" (Jo Ann) McCarthy of Hornell and Michael (Doris) McCarthy of Elmira; also her many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides her parents and husband, Madeline was predeceased by her siblings, Richard McCarthy, Patricia McCarthy, William McCarthy and Jacqueline Crook.

Calling hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell. Friends are invited to meet her family at St. Ann's Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Town of Fremont.

The Ladies of Columbus will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in Madeline's memory to the Hornell Area Humane Society, P.O. Box 533, Hornell, N.Y. 14843. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.
 

JEFFREY K. ROBINSON 
BUFFALO -- Jeffrey K. Robinson, loving companion of Diane Rhinesmith, dearest son of Anita Mike and the late Harold Robinson, brother of Joel (Erica), John Mike and the late Michelle Wagar, uncle of Whitney and Alix, passed away Sunday (Aug. 4, 2002).
Jeffrey was a life long member of The Outlaw MC, gone but never forgotten by all his brothers, O.F.F.O.

The family will be present to receive friends Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the (Tonawanda Chapel) Amigone Funeral Home, Inc., 2600 Sheridan Drive (at Parker Blvd.) where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m.


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