Miscellaneous Steuben County, New York Obituaries

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Lloyd A. (Huck) Barber 

WOODHULL - Lloyd A. (Huck) Barber, age 68, of 2156 Potter Road, Woodhull, NY, entered into rest Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at Corning Hospital. 

Born in Tupper Lake, NY December 27, 1930, he was the son of Lloyd E. and Helena E. Bradley Barber. 

A graduate of Tupper Lake High School, he served in the U.S. Army from 1948-1955. 

He was employed for over 20 years in bridge construction, retiring from Standard Bridge Co. of Albany, NY in 1993. 

He was a member of VFW Post 3120 of Tupper Lake, NY. 

He is survived by his wife, Mary L. Barber of Woodhull, NY, one daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Allen Bishop of Moravia, NY; one son and daughter-in-law, Shane and Penny Barber of Tupper Lake, NY; a step-daughter, Lisa (Jerry) Rice of Wellsboro, Pa.; a stepson, Kevin (Rhonda) Borden of Wellsboro, Pa.; two sisters, Sally (Joseph, Jr.) Baker of Tupper Lake, NY and Katherine (Nelson) Rice of Tupper Lake, NY; 12 grandchildren; one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. 

His brother, Charles E. Barber, preceded him in death. 

Friends may call Saturday, April 24th, 1-3 p.m. at the H.P. Smith and Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY with memorial services immediately following visitation. 

The Rev. Brian Diffenbacher will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Tioga, Pa. 
 
 

Donald C. Brotzman 

CHURCHVILLE, NY - Donald C. Brotzman, 63, of 3066 Griffin Road, Churchville, NY, entered into rest Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY after a short illness. 

Born in Elmira, NY, August 17, 1935, he was the son of Lloyd and Mildred Hotaling Brotzman. 

A graduate of Jasper Central School and Cornell University, he received his Masters Degree at Alfred University. 

Employed in public education for 32 years, he taught in Red Creek, NY, was a guidance counselor at the former Jasper Central School and Troupsburg Central School, and Gates-Chili School District. He was formerly the high school principal at Pavilion Central School and retired from the Agriculture Department of Jasper-Troupsburg Central School in 1990. 

He was a member of the NYS Retired Teachers Association and Pearce Memorial Church of North Chili, NY. 

He married Audrey Bliss Chase June 16, 1961. She survives. 

Also surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Gregory K. and Jacqueline Brotzman of North Chili, NY and Steven D. and Annette Brotzman of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Valorie S. and Marty Butler of Jasper, NY and Carla A. and Thomas Allen of Elmira, NY; 10 grandchildren; and two cousins, Linn (Harriett) Brotzman of Elmira, NY and Jenn (Loren) Hamilton of Largo, FL. 

Friends may call Thursday, April 22nd, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY where funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 23rd at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Brian Diffenbacher will officiate. Burial will be in Woodhull Cemetery. 

Memorials will be received for the scholarship fund at Jasper-Troupsburg Central School, Box 84, Jasper, NY 14855 with emphasis on agriculture and industrial art. 
 
 

Wesley E. “Bud” Taft 

CAMPBELL - Wesley E. “Bud” Taft, 60, of 5155 County Rte. 12, died Tuesday April 20, 1999, at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital, Bath, NY. 

He was born October 25, 1938 in Town of Benton, NY to Harold and Luella Wilcox Taft. 

He currently worked as a Truck Driver for Austin Construction, Campbell, NY. He was also a farmer most of his life, worked for the Town of Thurston, and Campbell Block and Stone. He was a member of the Southern Tier 2 Cylinder Club. 

Bud is survived by his wife of 38 years, Marion Phillips Taft; his children: Timothy (Rebecca) Taft, Mary Lou (Glenn) Francis, Rexford (Destiny) Taft, Jeffrey (Stephanie) Taft, Veronica (James Noody) Taft, all of Campbell, NY; his brothers and sisters: Mark (Marge) Taft, James (Rose) Taft, Carl (Virginia) Taft, all of Campbell, Jane (Fred) Whitmore of Florida, Jean (Andy Morse) Taft of Bath, NY, Virginia (Theodore) Horn of Avoca, NY, Marge Allen of PA, Richard (Leslie) Taft of Jasper, NY, Harold Taft of Hornell, NY; 10 grandchildren, several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by his son Alfred Taft in 1989. 

Friends may call at Seager Funeral Home, Main St., Savona, NY tonight April 22nd from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Friday, April 23rd from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be Saturday April 24th at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ronald Huckabone and Rev. Neil Strong officiating. Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY. 
 

James L. Austin 

LINDLEY -- James L. “Jack” Austin, 84, of Lindley, died January, 18, 1999 at Corning Hospital. 

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. 

Arrangements are by the Acly-Stover Funeral Home, 327 E. Second St., Corning.
 

Earl C. West 

WELLSBORO, Pa. -- Earl C. West, 84, of Wellsboro RD 5, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. 

He was a dairy farmer in the West Branch area, had worked for Cornell Brothers Agway in Middlebury Center and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Wellsboro and retired from Dresser Manufacturing Co. in Wellsboro. 

Survivors include five sons, Paul A. West of Blairsville, Wilbur L. West, Donald F. West, David J. West and Lawrence E. West, all of Wellsboro; two daughters, Louise M. Shirey of Kingston Springs, Tenn., and Deborah W. Borden of Wellsboro; two sisters, Ella E. Lawton and Wilma Morrow, both of Wellsboro; a brother, George A. West of Wellsboro. 

Calling hours will be 7-9 p.m. today at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., and 10-11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church, 25-27 Central Ave. 

Services will follow at the church at 11 a.m. Friday, the Rev. John H. McNassor officiating. Burial will be in West Branch Cemetery. 
 

Evelyn Gore 

COUDERSPORT, Pa. -- Evelyn Gore, 87, of Coudersport, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at home. 

Survivors include many friends. 

Calling hours will be 10-11 a.m. Friday at the Faith United Methodist Church, Sweden Valley. 

Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 11 a.m. Friday, the Rev. James T. Wenrich and parish assistant Vicki Jordan co-officiating. Burial will be in Wells Cemetery, Oswayo. 

Arrangements are by the Kear-Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses. 
 
 

Charles T. Govatos 

HANCOCK, N.H. -- Charles T. Govatos, 49, of Hancock, formerly of Corning, N.Y., died Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at home. 

He was employed by Corning Glass Works Inc. for 18 years prior to moving to Hancock, where he established a financial consulting company. 

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Jean C. Dupree Govatos of Hancock; a sister, Barbara Ann Carr of Baltimore, Md.; a brother, George Govatos of Annapolis, Md. 

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 17 at St. Patrick’s Church, Bennington, the Rev. Andre Bedard officiating. Burial was in Maryland. 

Jellison Funeral Home, Peterbrough, was in charge of arrangements. 
 

Richard G. Mardo 

HORNELL -- Richard G. “Dick” Mardo, 65, of Walnut Street, died Tuesday, April 22, 1999 at St. James Mercy Hospital after a long illness. 

He was employed for 25 years by the former Murphy's Trucking Co. and also worked for Steuben County for 10 years. 

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Beverly Nisbet Mardo; two stepsons, John Eichenberger of Prattsburgh and Roger Eichenberger of Newark; a brother, William Mardo of Hornell; a sister, Kathy Mardo Woodworth of Hornell. 

Calling hours will be noon-2 p.m. today at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell. 

Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. today. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery. 
 
 

Robert O. Sick 

COHOCTON -- Robert O. Sick, 74, of state Route 415 North, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. 

He was a self-employed dairy farmer and was a past member of the board of the Konhocton Milk Producers Cooperative Association. 

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Eleanor Sick; three sons, Lawrence Sick, Steven Sick and David Sick, all of Cohocton; a sister, Marjorie Manktelow of Bath; a brother, Victor Sick of Cohocton; a foster sister, Ella McAdams of Colorado; a foster brother, Richard Turner of Corning. 

Calling hours will be 7-9 p.m. Friday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home Inc., 100 E. Naples St., Wayland. 

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Cohocton, the Rev. David Bernard officiating. Burial will be in Mapleview Cemetery 
 

Matthew B. Thomas 

ADDISON -- U.S.Marine Corps Capt. Matthew Brent Thomas, 27, of San Diego, Calif., formerly of Addison, died Monday, April 19, 1999 when his military helicopter crashed into the Pacific Ocean in Southern Japan. 

He was a U.S Marine Corps pilot stationed in Futema, Okinawa, Japan. 

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Williams Thomas; his parents, Jon R. and Judy M. Thomas of Addison; a brother, Layne A. Thomas of Epson, N.H. 

Arrangements are incomplete at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall St. 
 

Virginia B. Wicks 

TIOGA, Pa. -- Virginia B. Wicks, 84, of Tioga, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999. 

Survivors include five sons, Robert L. Wicks Jr. and Marion Wicks Jr., both of Corning, N.Y., James Wicks and Rickey Wicks, both of Tioga, and Franklin Wicks of Mansfield; six daughters, Georgia L. Sargent, Patricia Shaut, Sharon R. Kizer Linda K. Chapel and Virginia A. Wicks, all of Tioga, and Peggy A. Boyce of Mansfield; a sister, Rose Seigel of Wilkes-Barre. 

Calling hours will be 4-7 p.m. Saturday at the Scureman Funeral Home Inc., 130 S. Main St., Mansfield. 

Services will be held there at 2 p.m. Sunday, the Rev. Victor Perry officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery 


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