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Philip Lutters

PAINTED POST -- Philip Lutters, 84, formerly of Village Square Apartments, Painted Post, died Friday, March 30, 2001 at the Waters of Three Rivers. 

Philip was born in Shelton, CT on April 22, 1916, the son of the late Ernest and Magdalene (Englemann) Lutters. He retired from Ingersoll-Rand Corp., Painted Post, in 1981 as a mechanical engineer. He was the husband of Shirley H. Hallman whom he married on April 8, 1944 in Bethlehem, PA. He had been an active member of North Baptist Church, Corning. He was preceded in death by a son Jeffrey B. Lutters (1949), and a brother Robert Lutters (1997). Philip and Shirley were loving foster parents to 66 children. 

His survivors include his wife Shirley at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and William Woodworth of Painted Post, Deborah and Larry Cicchinelli of Sacramento, CA; two brothers, Alfred (Mildred) Lutters of Seminole, FL, David (Esther) Lutters of Charlotte, NC; three grandsons, Paul and Mark Cicchinelli, and Aaron Woodworth; several nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call on Sunday, April 1, 2001 from 6 until 8 PM at Phillips Funeral Home, Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, and on Monday from 10 until 11:00 AM where funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 11:00 AM with Reverend Earl Whittaker officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Knoll Cemetery, Painted Post. 

Memorials may be made in Philip’s name to the mission fund at North Baptist Church, 127 Sly Avenue, Corning, NY 14830. 
 

Charles D. Whitford, Sr.

Charles D. Whitford, Sr., of 718 Westlake Street, Horseheads, NY passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2001 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a brief illness. 

Charles was born July 24, 1928 in Horseheads, NY, the son of the late Edward and Mary Hilton Whitford. 

He was a veteran serving his country with the US Army Air Forces from 1946-1949. Mr. Whitford married his wife, Gladys Escott Whitford, on September 5, 1953 and they would have celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on September 5, 2001. Charles was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. He was pre-deceased by his parents, his brothers, William “Vet” Whitford, and Joseph Whitford and his sister, Mildred Whitford Hawes. Mr. Whitford was a retired employee of Thatcher Glass in Elmira, NY. Charles was a loving husband, father and grandfather. 

He is survived by his wife Gladys Escott Whitford; son and daughter-in-law, Charles D. & Cindy Whitford, Jr. of Horseheads, NY; daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon & Tim Stauffer of Corning, NY and Dr. Jean & Jim Turcott of Amherst, NY; grandchildren, Rachel, Jonathan and Sarah Stauffer; brother and sister-in-law, Dr. James & Jane Whitford of Goose Creek, SC; sisters and brother-in-law, Margaret Lindstrom of Horseheads, NY and Martha & Gordon Barr of Elmira Heights, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. 

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. & Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY on Saturday, March 31, 2001 from 7-9 PM and on Sunday, April 1, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, April 2, 2001 at 11 AM followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon at St. Mary Our Mother Church. The Rev. Robert C. MacNamara will be the Celebrant of Mr. Whitford’s Funeral Mass. Interment in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may remember Mr. Whitford through memorials to The National Warplane Museum, The Horseheads Free Library, or St. Mary Our Mother School. 
 

Howard A. Curry

BATH -- Howard A. Curry, 76, formerly of 5 Delaware Ave., entered into rest Thursday, March 29, 2001 at Taylor Health Center. 

Howard was born July 11, 1924 in Burns, NY, the son of the late Meryl and Lena Cluckey Curry. He was employed by Sears Roebuck Co. and Elsenheimer Chevrolet Inc., both of Hornell, and Bendix Corp. of Elmira. 

He was predeceased by his wife June Curry in 1996 and two brothers-in-law, Alton Scutt and John Trinkle. 

Surviving are his brother, Louis Curry of Hunt, NY; sisters, Norma Scutt of Depew, NY, Ruth (Gary) Waldo of Bath, Neva Trinkle of Endicott, NY, and Betty (Edward) Jabubowski of Rochester, NY; several nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews. 

Calling hours are 1-4 P.M. only, Saturday, March 31, 2001 at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath, where Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours, Rev. Virginia Murray, officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Cameron Mills Cemetery. 

The family is requesting memorials be made to Finger Lakes Humane Society, 7315 Route 54, Bath, NY 14810, in Howard’s memory. 
 

Norman F. Hogue

PAINTED POST, NY - Norman F. Hogue, 84 years, of Spring Pond Apartments and Keuka Lake, died March 28, 2001 at his home. 

He was born April 5, 1916 in Painted Post, NY, the son of George and Helen Hogue. A lifetime resident of the area, graduating from St. Vincent de Paul School, Painted Post High School and the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. 

Norm was a veteran of the U.S. Army Medical Division during World War II (1941-45), serving in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. 

He was employed with the U.S. Postal Department as Assistant Postmaster in Painted Post, NY retiring in 1982. 

Norm was a member of the Corning Painted Post Roman Catholic Community, attending Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. 

Surviving are his brother and sister-in-law, Jack & Colleen Hogue of Kiawah Island, SC and nieces, JoAnn (Stephen) Kondrk, Gayle Hogue, Mary Kimberly Hogue and Patricia Hogue, all of Elmira, NY. 

He was predeceased by brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Margaret Hogue. 

There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial and Committal Prayers will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Painted Post, Monday, April 2, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be held in the family plot at St. Mary’s Cemetery at a later date. 

The family would appreciate memorial donations be given to: Covenant House, 214 Yellow Throat Lane, John’s Island, SC, 29455. 
 

Pauline P. Hawkes

CORNING -- Pauline P. “Polly” Hawkes, 96, of 249 Wall St., died Friday, March 30, 2001 at Corning Hospital. 

She was a Corning resident for 51 years. 

Survivors include a great nephew, Joseph Coy Wheeler of Houston, Texas; a great niece, Leigh Walker of Sherman, Texas. 

There will be no calling hours. 

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. 

Arrangements are by the Haughey Funeral Home, Corning. 
 

Dana A. Goodwin

ELMIRA -- Dana A. Goodwin, 20, of Sheely Street, Elmira, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001 as the result of a motorcycle accident. 

He had been a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Elmira. 

Survivors include a son, Kieran Goodwin; his mother, Sue Loomis Goodwin of Elmira; his father, Dave Goodwin of Elmira; a brother, Darryl Goodwin, at home; a sister, Stefanie Goodwin, at home. 

Calling hours are 1-3 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads. 

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church, 2293 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, the Rev. Bruce Snyder officiating. 
 

Mary J. Stone

COUDERSPORT, Pa. -- Mary Jean Stone, 67, formerly of Genesee, died Friday, March 30, 2001 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport 

She was a homemaker. 

Survivors include four sons, Michael Graves of Wilkes Barre, Timothy Graves of Bradford, Edward Easterling of Genesee and Kenneth Graves of Phoenix, Ariz; five daughters, Kathy Graves of Cypress Circle, Fla., Brenda Graves, Cheryl Frost and Christa Stone, all of Genesee, and Candice Stone of Ocala, Fla.; three brothers, Urvil Outman and Harold Outman, both of Genesee, and Edward Outman of Wellsville, N.Y.; three sisters, Alberta Grover of Genesee, Anna Miller of Clyde, N.Y., and Pauline Haskins of Parker, Fla. 

Calling hours are 10 a.m.-noon Monday at the Benjamin R. Olney Funeral Home in Ulysses. 

Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at noon Monday, the Rev. Ternes officiating. Burial will be in Yorks Corners Cemetery. 
 

Delia H. Wood
 

HAMMONDSPORT | Delia G. Healey Hale Wood, born August 30, 1910 in Nashua, Iowa, died October 20, 2001 at the Fred and Harriet Taylor Health Center in Bath, NY. 

She and Chester Wood (dec. 1966) operated a fisherman’s lodge on Muskellunge Lake 1946-1964, and lived in Gouverneur during the winter months. While in Gouverneur, she was a member of the Una Rebekah Lodge #15. 

After Chester’s death, she resided in Rockaway, New Jersey, and was employed for 5 years as a Library Aide in the Morris Knolls Senior High School. That experience helped her to become a valuable asset to the Hammondsport Library, through the RSVP program. 

She wielded mean crochet hooks and embroidery needles during her retirement years in Hammondsport, and there are probably few homes without a decorative piece of her work. 

She attended the First United Methodist Church in Hammondsport, and was a member of the Hammondsport Senior Citizens group. She also enjoyed being a substitute bridge player on many occasions. 

Delia was predeceased by her parents, Thomas S. Healey and Harriet Lois Upham; husband, Chester C. Wood in 1966; brother, Dennis L. Healey; sister, Doris H. Hagues, October 13, 2000; and a nephew, James R. Hagues in 1982, all in the Utica/Rome area. 

Delia is survived by two daughters and three stepdaughters, Carolyn H. Duke, Dundee, New York, Nancy H. Harris, Whitehouse, New Jersey, Shirley (Larry) Mott, Florence (Robert) Smith and Joan (Kenneth) Nicht, all in the Syracuse area; four granddaughters, Jennifer Duke-Harpending, Corning, NY, Susan Lynn Harris, Whitehouse, NJ, Jamie (Dennis) Cope, Arendtsville, PA and Margaret (Harris) (Craig) Smith, Whitehouse Station, NJ; six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as many dear friends. 

At her request, memorial donations may be addressed to the Ambulance Corps, the Fire Department or the Public Library, all of Hammondsport, NY 14840, and/or the Activities Department at the Taylor Health Center or the Finger Lakes Humane Society, Bath, NY 14810. 

There will be no calling hours. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by the LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport, NY. 
 

Sheryl G. “Sheri” Vedder 

HIMROD | “Sheri” G. Vedder, age 40, of Himrod, NY, died Saturday, October 20, 2001 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Sheri was born May 21, 1961 in Penn Yan, NY, the daughter of Donald E. and the late Shirley M. Hill Shepherd. She married Ronald L. Vedder on September 24, 1988 at the Dundee Baptist Church. She was former secretary and bookkeeper for Washburn Well Drilling and Washburn Excavating of Dundee; most recently Sheri was a substitute teachers aid at Dundee Central School working until she became too ill. She will be remembered as a loving wife and mother with a wonderful outlook on life and all it had to offer. She never gave up hope and continued to enjoy gardening, walking the dog, raising her son and hunting with her husband. 

She is loved and will be missed by her husband of 13 years Ron, and their son Steven (10) at home; her father and stepmother, Donald E. (Evelyn) Shepherd of Dundee; brother, Randy (Virginia) Shepherd of Farmington, NY; sister, Diane (Michael) Benulis of Victor, NY; half-sister, Ruth (Melvin) Burgess of Dundee; stepbrothers, Peter, William and Charles Kretchman; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ben (Joyce) Vedder of Himrod; a dear aunt & uncle-in-law, Dale (Mary) Ward of Dundee; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

She was predeceased by her mother Shirley M. Shepherd in 1969. 

Friends are invited to call from 5-9 p.m. today, Tuesday (Oct. 23) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday (Oct. 24) with Rev. Marion Massecar officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a trust fund for her son Steven B. Vedder, c/o Bath National Bank, 32 Main St., Dundee, NY 14837. 

Dewey R. Edwards 

WELLSBORO, PA. | Dewey R. Edwards, 96, of Country Terrace, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. 

He retired from Army Chemical Center, Edgewood, Md. Survivors include a son, George Edwards of Wellsboro. 

Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. today at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St. 

Burial will be in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, New Hope, N.C. 

Cathy C. Hendrick 

CORNING | Cathy Mary C. Dolley Hendrick, 47, of Chambers Street, Beaver Dams, died unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001 at Corning Hospital. 

She had worked as an administrative assistant for the Corning-Painted Post Board of Education in Painted Post. 

Survivors include a son, Raymond “R.T.” Hendrick, at home; a daughter, Peggy Lynn Hendrick, at home; her father, O. Thomas Dolley of Beaver Dams; a sister, Beth Hendrick of Beaver Dams; a brother, Thomas Dolley of Beaver Dams. 

Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St. 

Services will be held there at 10 a.m. Thursday, the Rev. Gilbert Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Corning. 
 

Lorraine R. Hunt 

OCALA, FLA. | Lorraine R. Hunt, 102, formerly of Hornell, died Friday Oct. 19, 2001. 

She had worked for the former Kayser Glove Factory in Hornell, N.Y. 

Survivors include two daughters, Lorraine Elsie and Martha Braswell, both of Florida. 

Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St., Hornell, N.Y. 

Services will be held there at 11 a.m. Thursday, the Rev. Roger Reed officiating. Burial will be in Hornell Rural Cemetery. 
 

Nina J. Jackson 

HORNELL | Nina J. Jackson, 95, of 21 S. Elm St., Canisteo, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001 at Hornell Gardens. 

She was a teacher who spent 23 years of her career teaching grade school students at Canisteo Central School. 

Survivors include two daughters, Harriet Tuttle and Marge Conner, both of Hornell. 

Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 6 Spruce St., Canisteo. 

Services will be held there at 11 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Carl Chamberlain officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Canisteo. 
 

Richard S. Mosher 

WELLSVILLE | Richard S. Mosher, 85, of 1524 State Route 417, Andover, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001 at Jones Memorial Hospital. 

He had worked for National Lead Co. in Niagara Falls. 

Survivors include a son, Gary Mosher of Phelps; a sister, Bertha Watkins of Wellsboro, Pa.; two brothers, Leland Mosher of Andover and Darwin Mosher of Florida. 

Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at Robertson Funeral Home Inc., Hornell. 

Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Almond.


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