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|Ann P. Velie
CRYSTAL RIVER, FL - Ann P. Velie, age 97, formerly of Corning, NY passed away Saturday, September 11, 1999 at Seven Rivers Community Hospital in Crystal River, FL. She was born May 9, 1902 in New Cumberland, Novia Scotia, the daughter of the late Stephen A. and Annie M. (Conrad) Wambach. Ann maried Lloyd S. Velie October 4, 1975 in Corning. He preceded her in death December 17, 1991. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, H. Leo and June Wambach of Homosassa, FL; stepdaughters, Edith (Bion) Carpenter of Ithaca and Florida, and Audrey Oliver of Painted Post; along with 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. After several years of service she retired from J.C. Penney, Corning, NY as a sales clerk, then was a private seamstress for many years. Mrs. Velie was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Corning. At her request there will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service celebrating her life on Saturday, October 9, 1999 in the First Congregational United Church of Christ, corner of Pulteney and Pritchard Streets, Corning, NY at 3:00 PM. The Rev. Ginny Deneka will officiate. Inurnment will take place in Hope Cemetery, Campbell, NY at the convenience of the family. The family will provide their own flowers. Those wishing may direct memorial contributions to a charity of one’s choice in her memory. Arrangements are under the direction of Carpenter’s Funeral Homes, Inc., 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, NY.
Eva Kathryn Lynch
Janet E. Dutcher
Eldon E. Baker
Wallace E. Bush
Dominick A. Fazzary
Jennie M. French
Madeline F. Taber
Marianne E. Thomas
Robert James Fuller
BATH, NY - Bob was born in Bath, NY. He attended grade school in Bath (Haverling Class of 1954) and transferred to Saint Andrews College Prep School in Chattanooga, Tennessee for his High School education. He lettered in Football, Basketball and Tennis (at St. Andrews) and Badminton (at Haverling). He was active in several school organizations including Science Club, Letterman’s Club, Red Cross, Civil Air Patrol, Masque and Gavel and the Water Ski Team. Bob was an excellent swimmer and enjoyed roller skating in Bath and especially at the old Lakeside Roller Rink on Lake Keuka. Bob had a happy-go- lucky attitude about life. He had a great sense of humor and a big heart.
After graduating from high school, Bob enlisted in the USAF. He received his Basic Training at Sampson AFB. After formal training as an Airborne RADAR Search Operator and Air Traffic Controller, he worked Air Traffic Control at England, AFB. He later served as an Airborne RADAR Surveillance Operator flying sorties (RC121) out of New England (Otis AFB) to watch the coast for incoming missiles, bombers and other overt threats from the Soviet Union during the Cold War. After his enlistment, he returned to Bath, NY and married Betty Ann Pope (deceased) who was a beautician in Bath. Bob worked for several years as a printer for the Steuben Courier. He married Sharon E. Seekins and moved to a small town in upstate NY near the Canadian border where he became owner and Publisher of the Tri-County Pennypincher. Bob and Sharon were divorced and in 1972 he returned to Bath to work for the Courier and attend Corning Community College. Following in his grandfather’s footsteps (who served as a male Nurse during the construction of the Panama Canal and eventually as the head Night Nurse at the Bath, VA) Bob received his AA degree in Nursing. He moved to Texas in 1980 and served as a Registered Nurse for the Hermann Hospital and later at the Veteran’s Administration in Houston. He retired from the VA in 1997.
Bob is survived by his mother, Rowan W. “Billie” (Beard) Fuller of Bath, his son, Robert James Fuller II and his wife Krista of Brentwood, Tennessee; his brother, Frederick Vance Fuller and his wife Carolynn of Horseheads, NY; three nephews, Paul Douglas Fuller of Vero Beach, FL, Brian Scott Fuller and his wife Linda of Pasadena, MD, Timothy Allen Fuller and his wife Lisa; a niece, Bonnie Sue (Fuller) Bryan of Millersville, MD; several great-nieces and nephews, Jesse Daniel Fuller of Highview, W. VA, Katelyn Nichole Bryan and Lauren Rae Ellingwood of Millersville, MD, Anthony Donald and Cynthia Nichole Fuller of Pasadena, MD and Kristen Eileen Fuller of Pasadena, MD. He was predeceased by his father, Raymond Jarome Fuller of Montour Falls, NY, his former wife, Betty Ann (Pope) Fuller and great-niece, Vallery Lynn Fuller.
A service will be held at Fagan’s Funeral Home in Bath on Saturday,
March 4, 2000 at 11:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, Bob’s family requests that
donations be given, in his name, to The American Heart Association or the
National Kidney Foundation or any charity of your choice.
Brian Richard Grogan
SOUTH PARK TWP., PA - Brian Richard Grogan, age 22 of South Park Twp., beloved son of Richard and Patricia Grogan died Monday, February 28, 2000.
He is the beloved brother of Scott Grogan, grandson of Tom and Jean Harshman, nephew of Donna Harshman, Dan and Sue Harshman, Tom and Mary Grogan, Jean Grogan and Rita and Jerry Scocick. He is also survived by 7 cousins and beloved friend, Kathryn Lamb.
Brian was Past President of Theta Chi Fraternity at Allegheny College and and analytical analyst for Corning Inc.
Friends will be received Thursday 7-9 PM and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at
the Griffith Mortuary, Inc., 5636 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA. Funeral
prayer Saturday at 9:15 AM with Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joan of
Arc Church at 10:00 AM. Interment in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh,
Edna M. Bossard
CANISTEO - Edna M. Bossard, 82, died Wed., March 1 at McAuley Manor in North Hornell where she had resided for the past year.
She was born October 18, 1917 in the Town of Greenwood, the daughter of Raymond and Olive Miller Mead. She married Clarence A. Bossard Jan. 10, 1936, of Big Crook Road, Hornell, who predeceased her April 3, 1991. She was also predeceased by two sisters, Ina Mayer and Lois Braisted and one brother, Wilbur Mead.
A housewife, mother and homemaker, she helped work the Penny Crest Farm on the Turnpike Road of Canisteo with her husband and family. She was a graduate of Hornell High School and Hornell Business School and was formerly employed at Steuben Trust Company in Hornell. She was very active and supportive in community and civic activities.
Mrs. Bossard is survived by a son, Jack (Betty) Bossard of Turnpike Road, Canisteo, a daughter, Joyce Bossard of Rochester; three granddaughters, Kimberly (Matt) Randall of Bath, Kate and Maggie Bossard of Canisteo; one sister, Mrs. Erma Burns of Howard; sisters-in-law, Beulah Bossard of Canisteo and Doris Lusk of Hornell and a close and dear friend, Mrs. Florence Guild of Canisteo.
The family will receive friends Sunday (March 5) from 1:00-3:00 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Canisteo. A memorial and committal service will be held at 3:00 PM immediately following calling with the Rev. Brian Diffenbacher officiating. Burial will be in the Howard Cemetery at the family’s convenience.
Memorials, in the name of Edna M. Bossard, may be made to the Howard
Fire Dept. and/or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Cecil R. Gee
ADDISON - Cecil R. Gee, 70, of 542 County Route 85, Addison, NY, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2000 at Corning Hospital, Corning, NY after a long illness.
Born in Campbell, NY, September 22, 1929, he was the son of Daniel R. & Ruth Platt Gee.
A graduate of Campbell Central School, he was employed for 34 years as a forharth operator at Corning, Inc.
A member of Elkland Lodge LOOM and the Addison Eagles Club, he was a former member of Local 1000 American Flint Glass Workers Union, a member of the Robert N. Austin Post American Legion War Dads of Campbell, NY, and a social member of the the Howard S. Lines Post VFW of Knoxville, PA.
He married Velma M. Vona January 19, 1962, she survives.
Also surviving are four daughters, Cheryl Draper of Hammonsport, NY, Deborah Polaski of Hickory, NC, Alicia Simpkins of Dublin, VA, and Linda Gee of Addison, NY; two sons, Cecil W. Gee of Bath, NY and Robert Gee of Distant, PA; his brother, David Gee of Savona, NY; his sisters, Greta Jessup of Beaver Dams, NY and Berneta Hess of Clay Center, KS; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Saturday, March 4th, 1-3 PM at the H.P. Smith &
Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY, where funeral services
will be conducted immediately following visitation. Rev. Brian Diffenbacher
will officiate. Burial will be in Woodhull Cemetery.
Donald R. Betts Sr.
RACINE, WI- Donald R. Betts Sr., 69, passed away in St. Mary’s Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon, February 22, 2000.
Mr. Betts was born in Granby, N.Y. on August 20, 1930, but had lived in Racine since about 1961. He was united in marriage to the former Esther Couture in Racine on January 17, 1953.
Mr. Betts was a 1953 graduate of the Moody Bible Institute and was ordained into the Christian ministry in June of 1953. He had been a Missionary in Tanzania, Africa. Don had been a Broadcast Engineer for the Milwaukee Brewers, the Bucks, the Marquette Warriors, and for Radio Station WGTD. He was a member of the Calvary Memorial Church.
Mr. Betts is survived by his wife, Ester; two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald R. and Cynthia Betts Jr. of Kenosha and Steven and Heidi Betts of Whitmore Lake, Mich,; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Elois Betts, Becky and Mark Harms, all the Racine, and Grace and Donald Smith of Oroville, Calif.; five grandchildren, Stephanie and Zachary Harms, Jamie Smith, and Benjamin and Amelia Betts; his mother and father, Gertrude and Glenn Betts of Addison, N.Y.; and one brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Bernice Betts of Addison, N.Y. Other relatives and friends also survive.
Funeral services will be held in the Calvary Memorial Church, 4001 Washington
Avenue, on Friday morning, February 25, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Nathan
James officiating. Interment will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park. Friends
may meet with the family in the Wilson Funeral Home this Thursday from
5 until 8 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time
of services. Memorials to the Calvary Memorial Church have suggested.
Anna Mae Fowler
BATH - Anna Mae Fowler, 79, of the Taylor Health Center died Wednesday, March 1, 2000.
She was born September 8, 1920 in Bath, NY the daughter of Earl and Beatrice Avery Brewer. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her son James Fowler of CA, 4 grandchildren, Dave Fowler of Bath, NY; Tony Fowler of VA, Jim Fowler and Cora Fowler both of Bath, NY; 6 great grandchildren, Joshua Fowler and Kyle Fowler of VA, Dillon, Desaree, Amanda and Drew Fowler all of Bath, NY.
She was predeceased by her husband James E. Fowler in 1974 and her son David Fowler of Bath, NY.
A graveside service will be held today March 3, 2000 at 2:00 PM at the
Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY, Reverend David Carson officiating. Fagan’s
Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Virginia F. Miller
BATH - Virginia F. Miller, 82, of 6365 County Route 10, passed away Thursday March 2, 2000, at Genesee Hospital, Rochester, New York.
She was born October 13, 1917 in Mt. Morris, NY to M. Earl and Gladys Milliman Redman. Virginia was a self employed beautician and a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church, Bath, NY.
Virginia is survived by her husband George E. Miller; two sons Robert Miller of Canandaigua, NY and Roger Miller of Rochester & Bath, NY; two grandsons Timothy (Heather) Miller of Dansville, NY and Mark Miller of Fairport, NY; and one great- grandson Kyle Miller.
Friends may call at the Seager-Jones Funeral Home 4 E. Washington St.,
Bath, NY Saturday March 4th from 10:00 to 11:00 am. The Funeral Services
will immediately follow at 11:00 am with the Rev. Jeffery McDowell, officiating.
Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery, Bath, NY.
HORSEHEADS- Christina Frycek, Loving Mother and Grandmother, age 92, formerly of Horseheads, NY passed away Saturday, February 26, 2000 in Fredericksburg, VA.
Mrs. Frycek was born April 29, 1907 in Jeansville, PA the daughter of the late Paul and Anna Babjar Kuritz.
She was a homemaker who along with her husband owned and operated dairy farms in Horseheads and Watkins Glen for years.
Mrs. Frycek is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Velma and Jan David Brown of McLean, VA and Sandra and Robert Picardo of Rochester, NY; grandchildren, Carl Brown, Christine Brown, Holden Brown, Heather Saxe and Eric Saxe; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St., and Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY, Saturday, March 4, 2000 from 1-2 PM. Mrs. Frycek’s Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2:00 PM with Laurie Carson-Nelson officiating.
Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY immediately following
Mrs. Frycek’s Services. The family will provide their own flowers and those
wishing may remember Mrs. Frycek through memorial contributions to the
American Heart Association in her memory.
Byron R. Benedict
WELLSBORO Pa. -- Byron R. Benedict, 86 of Wellsboro RD 2, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center in Wellsboro.
He was a dairy farmer near Roseville for more than 14 years, office manager for Johnson Truck Lines of Mansfield, bookkeeper for the former Ike Harvey Tractors of Canoe Camp and owned and operated Benedict Ford Tractor and School Busing of Wellsboro for several years.
Survivors include his wife, Florence Hunter Benedict; two sons, John Benedict of Wellsboro and Robert Benedict of Mansfield; a daughter, Nancy Benedict of Warrenton, Mo.; a sister, Doris Clark of Mansfield.
Calling hours are 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro.
Services will be held there at 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Revs. Bernie Wynn and John Dramazos officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.
Warren L. Bonnell
CORNING -- Warren L. Bonnell, 87, of Strathmore Place, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000 at home.
He was a machinist at the former Ingersoll-Rand Co. plant in Painted Post for 40 years, was a security guard at Watkins Glen International, and a Steuben County deputy sheriff.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Irene Bonnell; a daughter, Nancy Bonnell of Hendersonville, N.C.; a son, Robert Bonnell of Oswego; a brother, Donald Bonnell.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Phillips Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent dePaul Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
James R. Grover
HORSEHEADS -- James R. Grover, 69, of Horseheads and Leesburg, Fla. died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000.
He was a masonry contractor and owner of Grover’s Fireplace Center in Horseheads for several years.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Eleanor R. Woodford Grover; a brother, Rudy “Bucky” Mead of Horseheads.
Graveside services, with military honors, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Cayuta Cemetery, Cayuta.
Local arrangements are by the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads.
Richard C. Woodard
DUNDEE -- Richard C. “Dick” Woodard, 73, died Wednesday March 1, 2000 at home.
A dairy herdsman for most of his life, he retired in 1985 as a heavy equipment operator for the Town of Barrington Highway Department.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia A. Woodard; seven sons, Richard A Woodard of Brighton, Mich., Craig M. Woodard of Gouverneur, John A. “Tony” Woodard of Spring Lake, N.C., Donald J. Benson Jr. of Penn Yann, Stephan T. Benson of Auburn, and Douglas L. Benson and Tim S. Benson, both of Dundee; three daughters, Sheryl J. Little of Spring Lake, N.C., Cindy A. Ellis Sr. of Dundee, Roeberta E. Shoemaker of Harford Mills; a brother, Paul Woodard of Geneva; three sisters, Virginia H. Paddock of Pensecola, Fla., Marjorie A. Tobin of Cortland, and Clara A. Bragg of Bartelville, Okla.; a step-sister, Sharon Hill of Dundee.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dundee Presbyterian Church, 31 Main St., the Revs. Al Stuart, Marion Massecar and Ann Waasdorp officiating.
John S. Sudol
ALTAY -- John S. Sudol, 78, of state Route 226, Altay, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at home.
He was a candymaker for the former A&P plant in Horseheads, retiring in 1960.
Survivors include his wife, Anne Sudol at home; a daughter, Maryanne Asaly of Rochester; a brother, Joseph A. Sudol of Dundee.
There will be no calling hours
A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.