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Bessie E. Abplanalp WESTFIELD, PA | Bessie E. Abplanalp, age 82, formerly of 175 1st Street, Westfield, PA, passed away Friday, April 19th, 2002 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born in Troupsburg, NY, May 11, 1919, she was the daughter of Archie and Ella A. Paul Hurlburt. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Westfield. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Michael Abplanalp; her daughter, Betty Nudd; twin sister, Jessie Cady and brothers, Juddie Hurlburt, Chauncey Hurlburt, John Henry Hurlburt and Douglas Johnson. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John and Jane Abplanalp of Westfield, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Carlis Cary of Reading, PA and Peggy and Roderick Prutsman of Troupsburg, NY; sister, Mazie Drake of Middlebury Center, PA; brother, Stanley Murdock of Scio, NY; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Friends may call Monday, April 22nd at the H.P. Smith and Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street, Woodhull, New York from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 158 Church Street, Westfield, PA. The Rev. Jim Bellamy will officiate. Burial will be in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield, PA. The family will furnish the flowers. Memorials will be received for the Westfield United Methodist Church or the Westfield Public Library Building Fund. Charles E. Allen Jr. BATH | Charles E. Allen Jr, 78 of the Taylor Health Center, formerly of Big Flats and Wayne, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at the Ira Davenport Mem. Hospital. He was born in Fairport, NY on June 30, 1923 the son of Charles and Ella Allen Sr. He was an employee of the former GLF store in Big Flats for many years and loved to spend time with his grandchildren. Surviving are his daughters: Charlene Diane Allen of Hammondsport, Cheryl (Robert) Smith of FL. and Cynthia Allen of Rochester; sons: Charles Bruce Allen of Brooklyn and Christopher (Dawn) Allen of Wayne; sister, Rose Reinwald of Fairport; grandchildren: Melissa (Kelly) Vicent of Georgia, Michele (Jeff) Clarkson of Hammondsport, Jeremy Allen of Hammondsport, Jessica (James) Wilson of PA, Heather (Shane) Woodard of FL., Robert Smith of FL. and Joy Allen of Rochester; 7 great-grandchildren and special friends Stephanie and Julie. A Memorial Service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Harvest Baptist Church, Route 54, Bath. Rev. Peter Jenks will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. care of Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport is in charge of arrangements. Freeman W. Allen WOODHULL, NY | Freeman W. Allen, 90, of 3792 County Rte. 82, Woodhull, NY, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at Corning Hospital. Born in the Town of Cameron, February 12, 1912, he was the son of Frank & Alma Walrath Allen. A former employee of the Erie Railroad Co., he operated a dairy farm in the Town of Cameron until his retirement. He was a member of the Hedgesville Presbyterian Church and was a charter member of the Cameron Volunteer Fire Department. He first married Eva Brewer, who preceded him in death in 1981. He then married Ruea Friends Rude; she survives. Also surviving are his daughter, Velta Gros Jean of North Miami, Florida; sons & daughters-in-law, Arnold Allen of Hornell, NY, Hugh C. & Darlene Allen of Cameron, NY and LaRue & Donna Allen of Grand Selene, Texas; step-sons, Donald (Dolores) Rude of Woodhull, NY and Karl (Mary) Rude of Sayre, PA; his sisters, Mildred Marlatt & Margaret Walrath of Jasper, NY and Elouise McCaig of Bath, NY; six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by brothers, Oscar & William Allen and sisters, Mary Church, Mabel Demun and Alberta Monahan. Friends may call Friday, April 5th, 2-4 & 7-9 pm, at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 6th at 2:00 pm at the Hedgesville Presbyterian Church. Pastor Donald Peek will officiate. Burial will be in Hedgesville Cemetery. Memorials will be received for the Hedgesville Presbyterian Church, c/o Ronald McCaig, 5781 Merring Road, Addison, NY 14801. Michael C. Ambrosone CORNING | Michael C. Ambrosone died April 15, 2002 at Corning Hospital following an extended illness. Michael was born May 12, 1926, the son of Paul and Sarah (Bavisotto) Ambrosone. he was educated at St. Mary’s School, Corning Free Academy and Niagara University. Mr. Ambrosone was affiliated with several businesses in the Corning area from 1949-1976. He was a member of the Corning Chamber of Commerce and served two terms as president of the Merchants Division. He was the recipient of several awards for his service and accomplishments. He was a charter member of the Service Exchange Club in the ‘50’s. He was a member of the Elks Lodge 1071, John P. Eaton Post American Legion, AMVETS (American Veterans of World War II), and DAV (Disabled American Veterans). He was a communicant of All Saints Parish with his membership at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. He was a member of the Holy Name Society, and The League of the Sacred Heart. He served his country well in the U.S. Army (Armored Division) during World War II. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant, being responsible for the instructing, training and deployment of the men in his charge. He is survived by his wife of 46 years Pauline Kies. They were united in matrimony at St. Mary’s Church with the Reverend Thomas Brennan officiating. Also surviving are his two sons: Michael D. (Linda) of Corning and Mark C. (Maria) of Framingham, MA; one grandson, Thomas Andrew Ambrosone of Framingham, MA; a brother, Joseph of Myrtle Beach, SC and three sisters: Mary Kelly of Corning, Rose McGahan of Framingham, MA and Teresa (James) Bothe of Columbus, OH; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, half brother, Nicholas of Corning,; brother, Peter Louis of Arizona and sister, Stella Margaret Pesoli of Corning. Friends may call at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney Street, Corning on Thursday, April 18 from 4 to 8 PM. Prayers at the funeral home will be on Friday at 10:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church at 11:00 AM. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery with Military Honors. Contributions may be made in his memory to All Saints Parish, Corning Hospital or St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira. Phillis J. Amidon Amidon, 69, of 5647 Ashbaugh Hill Road, passed away Friday (Feb. 22, 2002) at her home following a long and courageous battle with lung disease. She was surrounded by her family when she passed. Born in Little Genesee, NY, November 23, 1932, a daughter of Raymond and Loretta Burrows Hunt, she had resided in the Town of Hartsville since 1949. She had been employed at the former Big Elms Restaurant in Hornell and as a cashier at the Canisteo Big M. She was a member of the former Hartsville Grange, Home Bureau, and had been a Cub Scout Den Mother for several years. She enjoyed bowling and crocheting. She had a heart of “Gold,” and always placed others before herself. She will be remembered for her generosity, friendly smile and devotion to her husband and family. On June 11, 1949 in Bradford, PA, she married Paul Amidon, who survives. She was predeceased by her parents and her sister, Carol Coast. Surviving in addition to her husband of 52 years, Paul Amidon, are her children: Gerry (Kay) Amidon of Canisteo, Ron (Mead) Amidon of Hartsville, Karen (Joe) Smith of Hornell, Kim Amidon of Canisteo and Jim (Jayne) Amidon of Hartsville; 2 sisters, Eleanor Northrup of Limestone, NY; her grandchildren, Rick (Erin) Amidon of Corning, Eric Amidon of Phoenix, Arizona, Sanda (Ben) Quick of Almond, Karl Amidon of Canisteo, Kristen Amidon of Hartsville and Kurt Amidon of Hartsville; 2 great grandchildren, Kelsey Amidon and Samantha Quick; several nieces and nephews. The family will be present to receive friends at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 6 Spruce Street, Canisteo tonight from 6-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., at which time a funeral service will be held with the Rev. Brian Diffenbacher and the Rev. Dudley Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Canisteo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Canisteo Ambulance Corp, c/o Larry Mosher, 9 Third Street, Canisteo, NY, 14823 or to Southern Tier Hospice, 185 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Mildred Anna Anderson ORNING | Mildred Anna Anderson, age 86, formerly of W. William St., Corning, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at The Waters of Three Rivers, Painted Post where she had resided since December 2001. Miss Anderson was born December 20, 1915 at Arnot, PA, the daughter of the late Albin and Ellen (Larson) Anderson. She was an inspector at the Corning Glass Works from where she retired in 1979 after 38 years of service. Mildred attended the First Assembly of God Church, Corning. Her survivors include one brother, Carl (Virginia) Anderson of Painted Post; three sisters-in-law: Millie, Roberta and Stella Anderson; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her three brothers: Gerhard, LeRoy and Arnold Anderson. Calling hours will be Thursday, May 2 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning where a memorial service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Rev. Robert Young officiating. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, PA. Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Richard C. Andrews AVOCA | Richard C. Andrews, 77, of 10 East Avenue, Avoca, NY died Monday, April 1, 2002 at the Bath Veterans Administration Medical Center. Mr. Andrews was born in Bath, NY, October 9, 1924 the son of the late Edwin and Sarah (Dolliver) Andrews. He was employed by Haverling Central School as a Bus Driver and Mechanic. He was an Army Veteran from 1945 to 1947 during WWII. Richard was a 32 year member of the Charles E. Wescott American Legion Post 173 in Bath and a 16 year member of the Bath Elks Lodge 1547. He is survived by his wife, Carol Andrews of Avoca, NY; 2 sons, Robert Andrews and Larry (Donna) Andrews both of Bath, NY; his stepson, Richard Shutt of Bath, NY and his step daughter, Trish (Rob) Smith of Moss Point, MS; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, William Andrews of Tacoma, WA and Harold Andrews of Houston, TX; his sister, Patricia Brown of PA; 2 sisters-in-law, Mabel (Ralph) Wrenchler and Anna L. Bean both of PA and several nieces and nephews. Richard was predeceased by his first wife, Helen Andrews in April 1984 and his son, Richard Andrews. Friends may call today, April 3rd from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 PM at Fagan’s Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St., Bath. The Funeral Service will be held Thursday, April 4th at 2:00 PM at the funeral home with Reverend Moses Baker officiating. Burial will be in Grove Cemetery, Bath. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations, in Mr. Andrew’s name, may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609. Marguerite Anioloski BATH, NY | Marguerite Anioloski, 94, of Route 53, Kanona, NY, died Monday, March 11, 2002 at the Steuben County Health Care Facility in Bath. Mrs. Anioloski was born in Kanona October 7, 1907 the daughter of the late John and Christine (Vicherillo) Minichello. She was a Homemaker and also helped three local restaurants, Finger Lakes Restaurant, Tally-Ho and Smith’s Bar as a waitress. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Bath. Marguerite and her husband Frank celebrated 64 years of marriage in April 2001. She is survived by her husband, Frank Anioloski of Kanona, NY; 3 sisters, Rosa Fiordo and Carmalena Minichello both of Kanona, NY and Ann Stever of Bath, NY; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Mary Bottoni and 3 brothers, Nicholas, Peter and Frank Minichello. Friends may call on Thursday, March 14th from 1:00-3:00 and 6:00-8:00 at Fagan’s Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St., Bath. The funeral will be held on Friday the 15th at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Church in Bath where a Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated by Reverend Richard Shatzel. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Bath. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Marguerites’s name may be made to the Steuben County Health Care Facility, 7002 Mt. Washington Road, Bath, NY or St. Mary’s Church, 32 East Morris Street, Bath, NY 14810 Ronald D. Ash CAMPBELL, NY | Ronald D. Ash, age 67, of Campbell, NY passed away at his home on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 after a courageous but brief battle with cancer. Ron was born in Corning on Feb. 2nd 1935, the son of John F. and Loretta Feichter Ash. Ron was a Systems Analyst in the Information Technologies Dept. at Dresser-Rand in Painted Post where he recently completed his 41st year. Ron graduated from Northside High School, class of 1953. He was an exceptional athlete lettering in four sports: track, baseball, football, and basketball. He was widely admired and respected as Class President and as a member of the National Honor Society. Ron graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in Business Administration, class of 1957. Ron enlisted in the US Army in February 1958 and served with distinction as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division stationed at Fort Bragg, NC until honorable discharge in February 1961. Ron married Janet H. Cevette in Corning on Sept. 23, 1977. Ron was a member of the Indian Hills Golf Club and served as Treasurer and Board member for many years. In 1983, Ron was inducted into the Corning-Painted Post Sports Hall of Fame for his record-setting accomplishments in track. He was currently serving the Hall as Treasurer and Board Member. Surviving in addition to his loving wife Janet are children: Christopher (Denise) Ash of Parrish, FL, Daryl (Sandi) Cevette of Elmira, Judi (Mark) Hugg of Horseheads, Dann (Julie) Cevette of Carbondale, CO and Robert (Bridget) Cevette of Corning. Ron was a very special, loving and caring grandfather to Michael, Jamie, Shane, Ryan, Shawn, and Danny Cevette and Justin and Courtney Hugg. Ron is also survived by mother-in-law Gladys S. Henning of Mehoopany, PA and brother and sisters-in-law Arthur and Barbara Henning of Mehoopany, PA, Robert and Pauline Henning of Fountain Valley, CA, Shirley and Lynn Snover of Apalachin, NY and Ina and Orville Hunter of Tunkhannock, PA. Surviving also are several cousins including Kay Carlton of Painted Post. Ron’s parents preceded him in death. Ron will be sorely missed by his family and his huge contingent of friends and coworkers who will remember him with deep love and respect based on his life of trusting love and service to others built on patience, humility and a positive attitude. Calling hours will be Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY where the funeral will be Friday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Paul Piraino officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning. The family will provide flowers. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 627 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14905 or Southern Tier Hospice, Inc., 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Ronald D. Ash CAMPBELL, NY | Ronald D. Ash, age 67, of Campbell, NY passed away at his home on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 after a courageous but brief battle with cancer. Ron was a Systems Analyst in the Information Technolo-gies Dept. at Dresser-Rand in Painted Post. In 1983, he was inducted into the Corning-Painted Post Sports Hall of Fame for his record-setting accomplishments in track. Survivors include his wife Janet, his children: Chris-topher (Denise) Ash of Parrish, FL, Daryl (Sandi) Cevette of Elmira, Judi (Mark) Hugg of Horseheads, Dann (Julie) Cevette of Carbondale, CO and Robert (Bridget) Cevette, Corning and grandchildren Michael, Jamie, Shane, Ryan, Shawn and Danny Cevette and Justin and Courtney Hugg. Funeral Services will be held today at 11:00 am at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning. Myrtle L. Bacon WESTFIELD, PA | Myrtle L. Bacon, 93, of RD #4, Westfield, PA, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2002 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born in Rose Valley, PA, September 19, 1908, she was the daughter of Theodore & Libbie Gardner Finch. She was a graduate of Knoxville High School. She married Otto D. Bacon October 4, 1928. He preceded her in death June 3, 1984. She is, also, preceded in death by her son, Richard Bacon; grandson, Danny Bacon; granddaughter, Denise Bacon and great grandson, Gary Bacon. She is survived by sons, Otto D., Jr. (Emily) Bacon of Elkland, PA, Theodore Bacon of Westfield, PA, Robert J. (Mary Jo) Bacon of Knoxville, PA and Andrew (Marlene) Bacon of Westfield, PA; one daughter, Joanne (Robert) Eaton of York, PA; 18 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren & 7 great great grandchildren. Friends may call Tuesday, April 9th, 7-9 pm at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY where funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 10th at 2:00 pm. The Rev. Dr. Paul Green will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA. Albert ‘Ronnie’ Bailey Albert “Ronnie” Bailey, age 70, of North Sage Street, Horseheads died Friday, May 24, 2002 peacefully at home surrounded by his family after an extended illness. Albert was born March 8, 1932 to William E. and Ella Mae (Towner) Bailey. He married Elizabeth A. (Orme) Whitford on December 31, 1955, she predeceased him on November 8, 1981. He married Margaret (Margie) Gray on June 20, 1992. He is survived by his wife, Margie, brothers and sisters-in-law, William (Phyllis) Bailey of Elmira, Timothy Bailey of Elmira; daughters and sons-in-law, Robin (Pat) Fitzgerald of Corning, Cynthia (Michael) Groover of Springville, PA, Suzanne Whitford of Millerton, PA; sons and daughters-in-law Brian (Kelley) Bailey of Pine City, NY, Kevin (Claudia) Bailey of Whitefish, MT, Bill (Peggy) Whitford, Dennis (Carmela) Whitford, Francis (Anne) Whitford, all of Elmira, Joseph (Penny) Gray of Montrose, PA, Donald Gray of Conklin, NY, 35 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren. Mr. Bailey served our country in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army. He was involved in a variety of sporting organizations from little league baseball to small fry football. He was a wealth of information in sports trivia. He was an avid baseball fan, his favorite thing was watching the Yankees get beat, as a child and adult, he spent many hours at Dunn Field. He was an ardent Buffalo Bills fan and before his illness, he was a Bingo nut. He loved to sing little made up songs. He was employed by New York State Department of transportation in Horseheads, NY, and retired with 25 years of service. Albert was also an avid outdoorsman. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, May 28, 2002 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home where at 8:30 p.m. a vigil service will be held, with Deacon Bill Yarawsky officiating. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at the Funeral Home with the Rev. Patrick Connor officiating. Interment will follow in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Memorials are directed to the Greater Steuben Chapter of the American Red Cross, 123 W. Market St., Corning, NY 14830. Alma Mae Ballard ROCHESTER | Alma Mae Ballard age 80, died March 22, 2002 after a short illness. She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Harold E. Ballard. She is also survived by her children, Bonnie M. (Mason) Bennett of Painted Post, NY, Keith L. (Patricia) Abbey of Horseheads, NY and Renee D. (Martin) Cohen of Lewisville, NC; grandchildren, Randy Bennett, Corinne (Clayburn) Miille, Tim Abbey, Keith Abbey Jr., Sarah Cohen and Tamrah Cohen; 3 great-grandchildren and stepson, Robert A. Ballard. She was predeceased by daughter, Sharon M. Abbey and stepson, Edward R. Ballard. Mrs. Ballard was very active in keeping her neighborhood viable, and took pride in her family, her home, and her flowers. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. At the request of Mrs. Ballard, there will be no services. Joseph L. (Chic) Bamonti CORNING, NY | Joseph L. (Chic) Bamonti, 85 years of 381 W. First Street, died Friday May 10, 2002 at his home following a lenghty illness. He was born May 17, 1916 in Corning, NY, the son of the late Philip Bamonti & Stepfather Raffaeli Lamanna & Grace Lavorato. A lifetime resident of Corning, graduating from St. Mary’s Catholic School and Corning Free Academy. He was a veteran of the United States Army, First Sergeant with the 25th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troops during World War II (1941-45), serving in the South Pacific, receiving several medals and the Bronze Star. Joseph and Margaret Cook were married July 31, 1948 in St. Mary’s Church, Corning, NY. She predeceased him August 12, 2001. He was employed with Corning Inc. as a Glass Mechanic, supervisor in the Production Dept., retiring in 1974 with 65 years active & inactive service. Chic was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Mary’s Church, a lifetime member of the Corning VFW, past member of the Corning Lodge of Elks #1071 and a member of the Indian Hills Golf Club. He was a great sportsman, bowling, playing golf and in earlier years played football for the All Star Team (Corning All High) 1938-48. He was a member of the Corning Painted Post Hall of Fame for his football accomplishments.Chic was a family man and truly loved and cared for his children and grandchildren. He was a great cook and enjoyed cooking for his family and friends. He also loved playing cards with his friends. Surviving his son, Philip (Barbara) Bamonti of Painted Post, NY. Four daughters, Joann Bamonti of Corning, NY, Mary (Michael) Walsh of Webster, NY, Roberta (Barton) Hopkins of Rochester, NY and Margaret (Joseph) Buscaglia of Buffalo, NY. Nine Grandchildren, Joseph (Anne Marie) & Patty Bamonti, Katina & Robert Allen, Michael, Christine & Tracy Walsh, Drew Hopkins and Joey Buscaglia. Great granddaughter; Chelsea Doell. Sister Sally (Thomas) Madigan of Rochester, NY and brother, Lou (Rosemary) Ferraro of Las Vegas, NV. Also several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceasing him were his sister, Florence Condella and brother, August Bamonti. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St., Corning, NY Sunday May 12, 2002 from 2-4pm & 7-9pm. A Prayer Service will be offered at the funeral home Monday May 13, 2002 at 11:00am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church at 11:30am. Committal Prayers, Full Military Rites & Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in his name to: St. Mary’s Building Fund, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY 14830 or Southern Tier Hospice, 117151 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830 Ruth Bancroft BATH | Ruth Bancroft, 88, of 27 Green Acres Trailer Court, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2002 at Taylors Health Care Center, Bath, NY. She was born October 25, 1913 in Bath, NY to Lyman and Elsie Habel Towner. She graduated from Prattsburgh Academy in 1932 and from the Nurses training program at Bath Memorial Hospital as a Registered Nurse. She worked at the Bath Memorial Hospital and Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital, retiring in 1976. She was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church, Bath. Ruth married John K. Bancroft on September 30, 1941. He predeceased her in 1978. She was also predeceased by her two brothers, Verion Towner and Lyman Towner, Jr. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Christine A. LaVarnway and her granddaughter, Michelle L. LaVarnway both of Bath and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Seager-Jones Funeral Home, 4 E. Washington St., Bath, NY Sunday, March 17th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Funeral services will immediately follow calling hours at 3:00 pm with the Rev. Jeff McDowell officiating. Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery, Bath, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Taylor Health Center, Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital or a charity of one’s choice. Laura M. Barner CORNING | Laura M. Barner, age 59 of Corning, NY, died Monday, February 18, 2002 at Founders Pavilion in Corning. Laura was born December 30, 1942, daughter of the late Douglas G. and Marian Kniffin Henry. She is survived by her loving husband of forty-one years, Thomas K. Barner; sons: Tim Barner of Corning with wife Carol; David Barner of Charleston, SC with wife Christy; daughter, Darlene Barner of Corning; sister, Debra Kimball of North Carolina; brother, Louie Luevanos of Philadelphia, PA; grandchildren, Erin Darcangelo, Darnell and Tyrell Gantt, Zack Aaron Barner and Zack Thomas Barner; and niece, Savana Kimball. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts, Elmira, on Thursday, February 21, 2002 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. A funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Chaplain Judy Peppard officiating. Interment will be held in the spring at Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post, NY. E. Harvey Barnett Jr. BIG FLATS | Ewin Harvey Barnett, Jr., age 79 of 71 Brookside Circle, died Thursday, February 7, 2002 at home. He was born April 28, 1922 in Lebanon, Missouri the son of Ewin H. and Eunice Hooker Barnett. He married June Wolfe on April 28, 1949 in Webster Groves, Missouri. She predeceased him on June 21, 1995. He married Esther Newton on November 17, 1996 at the First Presbyterian Church in Big Flats. Harvey received a B.S. CH. E. from the Missouri School of Mines in Rolla, MO in 1943 and a M.S. CH. E. from Washington University in St. Louis in 1950. Harvey served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was retired from Corning, Inc. as a Consulting Statistician. He was a member and former elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats, a member of the American Chemical Society, a fellow with the American Society for Quality and the Royal Statistical Society. He held memberships in Phi Beta Phi and Tau Beta Pi and was a supporter of the Big Flats Historical Society. He is survived by his wife, Esther Barnett; two sons, Ewin H. Barnett III of Boone County, Missouri and Andrew H. Barnett of Raleigh, NC; two step-daughters, Mary Beth Campbell of Blossburg, PA and Natalie Mattison of Corning; a step-son, Stephen Newton of Fallsburg, NY; grandchildren, Sabra Barnett, Peter and Emily Barnett, several other grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. A brother, Robert Barnett of Seattle, WA predeceased him. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, February, 10, 2002 at 3 PM in the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats with the Rev. Rick Price officiating. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Hills Funeral Home in Big Flats is handling arrangements. Memorial donations may be directed, in Harvey’s name, to the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats designated for the Pastoral Support Project at McKean Rehabilitation Hospital in Chiangmai, Thailand. These donations help support the hospital, their information services, computer needs and computer training for 300 pastors in the Chiangmai area. Theodore D. Bauter NORTH PORT, FL | Theodore D. Bauter, 83, of North Port, FL, died May 25, 2002. He was born August 24, 1918 in Wheeler, NY, the son of the late Guy H. Bauter and Wilhemina Scherer Bauter. He moved to the Florida area in 1984 from Kanona, NY. He retired in 1970 after being employed as a Supervisor Cook at the VA Medical Center in Bath, NY for 30 years. He served his country in the US Army during WWII in the South Pacific, 41st Division. He was a member of the Kanona Fire Dept., D.A.V., American Legion, N.A.R.F.E., the Sunseekers-In-FL. He formerly attended the Bath Baptist Church. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Port Charlotte. Within the church he was a Pryme Tymer, and attended the Andrew Sunday School. Mr. Bauter was a true family man, who enjoyed life to it’s fullest. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Wanda Bauter of North Port, FL; his daughter, Linda (Michael) Empsy of Port Charlotte, FL; son, Gary (Janet) Bauter of Corning, NY; 5 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are being held Thursday, May 30, 2002 from 7-9pm only at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath, where funeral services will be held Friday, May 31, 2002 at 2:00pm, with the Reverend Catharine Benton and Reverend Robert Tuttle officiating. Interment will be at the Valley View Cemetery in Avoca, NY. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Kanona United Methodist Church, the Kanona Fire Dept. or the First Baptist Church of Port Charlotte, 20035 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte, FL 33952. Florida arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services, Punta Gorda, FL. Lorraine S. Beam HAMMONDSPORT | Lorraine S. Beam 60 of 5 Curtiss Ave. passed away Thursday, February 21, 2002 at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital. She was born October 4, 1941 in Portsmouth, NH the daughter of William and Rose Anne Frieldsend Loomis. Lorraine was a member of the Hammondsport United Methodist Church, former Village Board Member and an active volunteer with the American Cancer Society. She worked at Ira Davenport Mem. Hospital in the Dietary Dept. for the past 6 years. Surviving are her husband, Lawrence T. Beam Sr.; sons: Lawrence T. Beam Jr. and Michael D. (Karen) Beam Sr. both of Hammondsport; daughter, Melissa Beam Washburn of Himrod; mother, Rose Loomis of Portsmouth NH; brother, William (Murlene) Loomis of Portsmouth NH; five grandchildren: James Washburn, Kriesha Beam, Dakota Washburn, Cheyenne Chelesa Rose Beam and Michael D. Beam Jr. Friends may call Saturday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport where funeral and committal services will take place Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. Babs Steinert will officiate and burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Anneliese Beauvier BATH, NY | Anneliese Beauvier passed away Monday, May 27, 2002 at her home, 23 Shannon St. She was born April 18, 1928 in Germany. She is survived by her husband George Beauvier; one son, Ralph Beauvier of Campbell; two daughters, Margareta Trenchard of Branchport and Linda Gayhart of Bath. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers of Germany and 3 nieces of Germany. Calling hours are being observed Friday, May 31, 2002 at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath from 6-8pm only, with the funeral service being held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8:00pm. Burial will be held in Nondaga Cemetery, Bath, NY. Katherine A. (Kay) Beck PAINTED POST, NY | Katherine A. (Kay) Beck 67 years of 250 N. Hamilton St. Apt 312, died unexpectedly Thursday, February 28, 2002 at the Corning Hospital. She was born July 1, 1934 in Corning, NY, the daughter of the late Joseph and Veva Mattoon Shine, Sr. She was a lifetime resident of Corning and a graduate of Northside Blodgett High School. Katherine and Arden D. Beck were married July 23, 1956 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. She was a retired teachers aide for the Corning/Painted Post School District. Kay was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Mary’s and Immaculate Heart of Mary Churches, a past member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Young Democratic Committee. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Arden and daughters: Linda (Paul) Riviello of Canton, MI, Carol Fogarty and Julie Beck both of Corning, NY; seven grandchildren: Tommy & Stefanie Ross, Sarah, Kimberly & Hilary Fogarty and Jemere & Loletta Reid; one great granddaughter, Riley Fogarty; brother, Joseph (Linda) Shine, Jr. and three sisters: Joyce (Rollin) Callahan all of Beaver Dams, NY, Patricia (Robert) Hoff of Martinez, GA and Mary Elizabeth (Michael) Caurant of Vallejo, CA. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY Sunday, March 3, 2002 from 4-7 pm. A Prayer Service will be offered at the funeral home Monday, March 4, 2002 at 8:45 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Painted Post, NY. Interment will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery. The family would appreciate Memorial donations be given in her name to: American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049. Vrooman G. Beers HAMMONDSPORT | Vrooman G. Beers, 73, of 8490A State Route 54 passed away Sunday, March 3, 2002 at the Corning Hospital. He was born September 6, 1928 in Bath the son of Earl and Esther Wright Beers. Vro was a Secretary and a past-Governor of the former Hammondsport Moose Club, Member of the Hammonds-port Fire Dept., Hammonds-port Sons of the Legion and a member of T.R.U.T.H. He was a line foreman at the Taylor Wine Co. with over 40 years of service, retiring several years ago. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Rose Beers, daughter Carol (Dale) Swarts of Wayland, brother Edward (Margie) Beers of Winter Haven, Fl., 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Douglas G. Beers on April 8, 2001. Memorial services will be held at a time and place to be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hammonds-port Vol. Fire Dept. in his memory. Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport. Warren C. "Chuck" Benjamin CORNING | Warren C. “Chuck Benjamin 54, of 145 Hillvue Avenue entered into rest unexpectedly on Friday, May 3, 2002 in the Town of Lindley. He was born in Champaign, Illinois on October 6, 1947 a son of Warren and Jean Burdick Benjamin. He married the former Darlene L. Wilson on October 6, 1997 in Lindley, New York. Chuck was a graduate of the Corning-Painted Post East High School and the Albany School of Pharmacy. He was a licensed pharmacist having worked at Eckers and later at Eckards Pharmacy on Market Street in Corning for over 30 years. Chuck served in the Army Reserves. He was an avid sportsman and was formerly involved with little league baseball and boy scouts, he enjoyed bowling and hunting. He is survived by his wife, Darlene; his father and step-mother, Warren and Martha Benjamin of Big Flats; three brothers, Jay (Barbara) Benjamin of Red Hook, NY, Mark (Deborah) Benjamin of Rochester, and Matthew (Judy) Benjamin of Grand Prairie, TX; aunt and uncles Pat and Les Gordon and Stanley Benjamin of Whitehall, NY; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Monday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Flint Funeral Home 10 Wall Street, Addison. Funeral services will be held there at 11 am Tuesday with Rev. Sandra Olmstead, officiating. Burial will be in the Addison Rural Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society of American Heart Association. Suzanne E. Bianco GREENWOOD | Suzanne E. Bianco, age 54 of 2839 State Route 248, Greenwood, New York, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at home. Born in Hornell, New York on November 6th 1947, she was the daughter of Clair and Eleanor L. Potter Kernan. She was a graduate of Greenwood Central School, Olean Business Institute and earned a Baccalaureate and Masters Degrees at Alfred University. She taught Business Administration and Office Management at Allegany BOCES at Belmont, NY until her retirement. She was a volunteer at the Greenwood Public Library and an avid animal lover. She married Robert A. Bianco on June 23, 1965; he survives. Also surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Celina Bianco of Wellsville, NY; her daughter and son-in-law, Bobbi Sue and Dan Foster of Andover, NY; her mother, Eleanor Kernan of Greenwood, NY; six grandchildren; her brother, Sheldon (Sheila) Kernan of Jasper, NY; her grandfather, Harry C. Potter of Jasper, NY and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her infant daughter, Rebecca Bianco. Friends may call at the H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street, Woodhull, NY Friday, March 1st from 7-9 p.m. Private funeral services will be conducted there Saturday at 11 a.m. Rev. Mark Wade will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. David Ransom Biggs ELMIRA, NY | David Ransom Biggs age 52 of Elmira, died very unexpectedly, at home, on Monday, June 3, 2002. David was born May 12, 1950 son of Elizabeth “Betty” Biggs and the late George Ransom Biggs. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughter, Catherine “Katie” Biggs of Pine City; former wife, Susan Biggs of Pine City; brothers, James (Jean Ann) Biggs of Pine City and John (Nancy) Biggs of Staten Island, NY; sisters, Margy Biggs of Elmira and Wendy Leahy of Watertown, MA; nieces and nephews, Paula and Michael Biggs, Brittany Schiefen, Ben, Will and Matthew Leahy; along with several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, June 6, 2002 from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, June 7, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. Interment will be in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. David was a long time employee of Seneca Beverage Corp. in Elmira. He enjoyed sports; being an avid golfer and a player in the Presidential Basketball League for a number of years. David also enjoyed time at the family cottage on Keuka Lake where he was known for his trout fishing. Judith A. Bixby HORNBY | Judith A. Bixby, 58 of Hornby died Monday, March 18th, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Judith was born September 20th 1943 in Corning, New York the daughter of Homer Thompson and Anne (Travis) Thompson. She was predeceased by her mother, Anne and a sister, Linda Jimerson. Surviving Judy are her husband, Donald Bixby Sr. of Hornby; sons and daughters-in-law, Donald (Cindy) Bixby Jr. and Thomas (Belinda) Bixby all of Corning; sisters, Anne (Charles) Van Dusen of Corning, Vicky Lee (James) Phillips of Corning and Karen Keeney of PA; brother-in-law, Loren Jimerson of Corning, 8 foster grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney Street, Corning on Thursday, March 21st from 2-4 and 6-8 PM with the funeral service following at 8:00 PM with the Rev. David LeRoy officiating. Burial will be at Goodsell Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Stella C. Blackwell Corning | Stella C. Blackwell, age 75, of 24 Hazel St., Corning, NY, died Saturday, April 13, 2002 at Corning Hospital, Corning. Mrs. Blackwell was born June 3, 1926 at Verplanck, NY, the daughter of Thomas and Rosa (Gullace) Maugeri. She married Enoch Blackwell on April 5, 1947. Stella was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband Enoch Blackwell, Jr.; sons: Enoch Blackwell III, Endwell, NY and Wayne (Jane) Blackwell, Chenango Forks, NY; daughters: Linda (John) Peelle, Phoenix, AZ and Lisa (Kevin) Beausoleil, Severn, MD; brotehrs: Michael (Eleanor) Maugeri, Miam, FL and Vincent (Denise) Maugeri, Utica, NY; sister, Theresa (Angelo) Bravo, Pickens, SC; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 19, 2002 at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stella’s name to the American Lung Association-Finger Lakes Region, 1595 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620. Arrangements are by Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 West Pulteney Street, Corning, NY 14830. Elizabeth G. Blowers WELLSBORO, PA | Elizabeth C. Blowers, age 79, of West Avenue, Wellsboro, PA, died March 12, 2002 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was the wife of Rev. David E. Blowers whom she married August 20, 1949. She was born July 23, 1922 in Dansville, NY, the daughter of the late Lott and Lottie Chesbro Garwood. She was a graduate of Dansville High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Community Chapel, Wellsboro, PA and she loved her family and Church. Her radiant smile and heart of love was felt by everyone who met her. It was a reflection of her Lord. Surviving other than her Husband are sons and daughters-in-law, David A. and Dolly Blowers, Wheeling, W.VA., Paul E. and Barbara Blowers, Belington, W.VA. and Daniel A. and Ada Blowers, Mansfield, PA; daughters and son-in-law, Ruth Zum Mallen, Cottonwood, AZ. and Deborah and Stephen Goodrich, Elkland, PA; 10 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Elaine Blowers, Painted Post, NY; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Donald A. and Lois Blowers, West Decatur, PA; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA on Friday, March 15, 2002 from 7:00-9:00 P.M. Funeral Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. at the Community Chapel, 69 West Avenue, Wellsboro, PA with Rev. David E. Blowers, her Husband, officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, Memorials may be made in her Memory to the Community Chapel, 69 West Avenue, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Mildred I. Bobrick FORT PIERCE, FL | Mrs. Mildred I. Bobrick, 82 years, formerly of Corning, NY, died April 20, 2002 in Fort Pierce, FL. She had lived in Florida for the past 11 years. Mildred and George C. Bobrick were married in Corning, NY. He predeceased her in 1999. Mrs. Bobrick enjoyed crocheting, playing golf and card playing. She was also a volunteer worker in a hospital in Fort Pierce, FL. Surviving are her daughters; Eileen L. Wood of Fort Pierce, FL, Patricia A. Wood of Interlachen, FL, Kathleen M. Hargrove of Grand Rapids, MI and Judith M. Berly of Aurora, CO and a sister, Mary Mathewson of Avoca, NY. She has 11 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. There will be a graveside service on Saturday, May 18, 2002 at 12:00 noon in the St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Corning, NY. Local Arrangements are being handled by Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY 14830. Memorial Donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice in Mildred’s name. Grace King Bonham PORT CHARLOTTE, FLA. | Grace King Bonham, age 72, formerly of Beaver Dams, N.Y. passed away Thursday March 14, 2002 in Port Charlotte, Fla. Grace was born November 13, 1929 in Odessa, N.Y., daughter of Fred and Lucy King. She became the wife of William Bonham in Watkins Glen, N.Y. in 1947, had a farm in Beaver Dams, and later made made their home on Pine Hill near Corning. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and enjoyed her life as a homemaker. Recently, while a resident at the New Horizon Nursing Home, in Port Charlotte, FL., she had many friends, both staff and residents. She enjoyed helping everyone at the facility, making sure they ate and got the care they needed. Surviving Grace are sons and daughters in-law: Gary and Sheri Bonham of S. Corning, David and Sandy Bonham of Beaver Dams, George and Elaine Bonham of Beaver Dams, Iva Mosher of Beaver Dams, Edward Bonham of FL.; 19 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceasing Grace was her husband William Bonham in 1989, a son Chester Bonham of Beaver Dams, and a sister Virginia Hyler of Odessa. Friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14. E. Pulteney St. on Tuesday March 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The funeral will be at the conclusion of the visitation (1 p.m.). The Committal will follow in Beaver Dams Cemetery, Beaver Dams, N.Y. Irene Maria Bonnell EDNEYVILLE, NC | Irene Maria Bonnell, 89, of Edneyville, NC, died Thursday morning, March 7, 2002, following an extended illness. A native of Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Hattie Lepkoske and the wife of the late Warren Bonnell. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Lawrence, Raymond, Leonard, and Robert Lepkoske. Before retiring, she had been employed as a clerk for the City of Corning, NY for over 25 years and was a member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the VFW, Moose Club, American Legion, and Elks Club of Corning, NY. She was of the Catholic faith. She is survived by her loving family, a daughter, Nancy Armstrong and her fiance and special friend, Dennis Urbanski, of Hendersonville, NC; a son, Robert W. Bonnell and his wife, Kathy, of Oswego, NY; a brother-in-law, Don Bonnell and his wife, Janet, of Corning, NY; two sisters-in-law, Kathryn Lepkoske of Elmira, NY and Josephine Lepkoske of Zephyr Hills, FL; special friends, Grace and Oscar Pellegrin, Tony Surrett, Sheila Howard, and Charles Wiedemann all of Hendersonville, NC; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several special nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 7PM Tuesday, March 12, 2002, in the Kirby Memorial Chapel at Shuler Funeral Home in Hendersonville, NC with Father John Aurilia officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. A committal service will be held at a later date in Corning, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, P.O. Box 2395, Hendersonville, NC 28793; the American Lung Association, Western NC Chapter, P.O. Box 2702, Asheville, NC 28802; or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glenn Allen, VA 23058-5216. Shuler Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Harold H. Boyer Sr. ADDISON, NY | Harold H. (Buzz) Boyer Sr., 70, of 18 Cleveland Street, Addison entered into rest of Friday, March 8, 2002 at home following an extended illness. He was born in McKean County, PA a son of Bert E. and Cecelia O’Bleski Boyer. He married the former Doris Jane Wright on Nov. 17, 1953 in Jeffersonville, IN. He was a US Army veteran having served in the Korean Conflict with the rank of Corporal. Buzz was a member of the Campbell American Legion Post #1279 and the Addison Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3904. He was employed at the former Ingersoll-Rand Foundry in Painted Post and the Metamora Company in Elkland, PA prior to retirement. He is survived by his wife Doris; two sons, Harold H. “Buzz” (Mel) Boyer Jr. of Canandaigua, Michael M. (Pam) Boyer of Morrisville, NC; a daughter, Deanna J. (Mrs. Richard) Steadman of Spring Hill, FL; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren; three brothers, Clair V. (Viola) Boyer of Slidell, LA, David J. (Ruth) Boyer of Addison, Robert (Charlene) Boyer of Elgin, TX; a sister, Mary I. (Mrs. Neil) Baker of Tioga, PA; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents and a brother Bert Boyer. A family service will be held today at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison with Rev. Dale Ingraham officiating. A memorial service for friends will be held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie Lodge at a later date. Interment will be in Addison Rural Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Addison Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 75 or to Addison Eagles Aerie Cancer Fund, P.O. Box L, Addison, NY 14801. Beatrice Marie Hill Bradley VERO BEACH, FL | Beatrice Marie Hill Bradley, 83, formerly of Bath, NY and Radburn, NJ, passed away May 22, 2002 at VNA Hospice House after a brief illness. She was born July 17, 1918 in Bath, NY. Mrs. Bradley worked for New Jersey Bell Telephone Co., now Verizon, and retired as a Staff Manager in 1983, after 46 years of service. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach, FL. Mrs. Bradley is survived by her husband of 53 years, Joseph C. Bradley of Vero Beach, FL and a brother, Clarence H. Hill of North Haledon, NJ. A graveside service will be held Thursday, May 30th at 2:30 pm at Nondaga Cemetery with the Rev. Anne Waasdrop, officiating. Arrangements by Seager-Jones Funeral Home, 4 East Washington St., Bath, NY. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3375 20th Street, Ste. 100, Vero Beach, FL 32960 or a charity of your own choice in memory of Mrs. Bradley. Esther P. Branch BIG FLATS | Esther P. Branch, age 79 of Big Flats, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Monday, May 20th, 2002. Esther was born on June 1st, 1922 the daughter of Manuel and Margaret (Storms) Burrows. She married Ralph E. Branch on January 21, 1939 in Lawrenceville, PA. Esther is predeceased by her parents and her husband of 61 years, Ralph Branch, a daughter, Robyn Lynne Branch, son-in-law Michael T. Pronti and grandsons: John David Lynd, John Tucker, brothers, Melvin and Ernest Burrows of Tioga, PA. Surviving Esther are her daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary (Bernard) Tucker of Big Flats; a brother, Ansel Burrows of Tioga, PA; her grandchidren: Paul (Yvonne) Lynd of Fayetteville, NC, Thomas Pronti of Ava, MO, Pamela Pronti of Milford, CT, Tammy (Guy) Hallgren of Corning, NY, Tanya (Jean-Claude) Legare of Montreal, Canada, Terry (Richard) Hannon of Noth Haven, CT, Timothy Pronti of Big Flats, NY, Mark (Brianne) Tucker of Big Flats and Margie (R. Tom) Starr of Big Flats, 20 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Friends are invited to call at Hills Funeral Home, 69 Main Street, Big Flats on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2002 from 1-3 PM with the funeral service following at 3:00 PM with the Rev. Bern Lytle officiating. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery. There will also be a Memorial Mass at the Big Flats Wesleyan Church at 7:00 PM. Memorial donations may be made to the Southern Tier Hospice, 185 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 and or the Big Flats Wesleyan Church in Esther’s name. Mary Margaret Serdula Brenning CORNING | Mary Margaret Serdula Brenning, loving mother and grandmother, age 70 of Corning, NY passed away April 30th, 2002 at home surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born October 15th, 1931 to Alexsander and Mary (Czimbak) Serdula. Mary was a wonderful, caring and nurturing person, best known for her warm smile and love of children. Mary worked for the CPP School District for over 20 years as a monitor. Her five grandchildren were very important to her. She had great involvement in raising them. She was always willing to pick them up after school and transport them to their various activities, never hesitating even if she had other plans. Mary was always caring for others, but never asking anything in return. Mary cared deeply for her church and her church family. She also loved her neighbors and established many long-term relationships with special friends such as Gert Finley, Janet and Don Bonnell, Betty Housel and many others. Mary was predeceased by her parents, her husband of 40 years, Charles Robert Brenning and her brothers: George Serdula, John Serdula and Joseph Serdula and her sisters: Ann Serdula and Sue Wayton. Mary is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, R. Michael (Marleah) Brenning of Corning, NY; her daughter, Brenda Brenning Flory of Corning, NY; grandchildren: Jeffrey, Whitney, Jeremy, Cameron and Coleman. She is also survived by sisters-in-law: Barb (Bob) Serdula of Painted Post, Harriet Greenfield of Canisteo and Evelyn Jamison of Canisteo; as well as several nieces, nephews, several great nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney Street, Corning, NY on Sunday, May 5th, 2002 from 5-7 PM. A funeral service will be held at St. Mary’s Orthodox Church on Monday, May 6th at 11:30 AM. The burial service will follow at St. Mary’s Orthodox Cemetery, Corning, NY. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Mary’s Orthodox Church building fund in Mary’s name. Edith J. Brewer CORNING | Edith J. Brewer, age 90, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She was born on September 12, 1911 in New Rochelle, New York, the daughter of Ruggiero and Carmello Flagiello Vergara. She was predeceased by her husbands: Clarence Feehan, Charles Peters and Myrtle Brewer. Edith moved her family in 1943 from New Rochelle, NY to Sonora, NY where she was a housewife. She later moved to the Bath area working for SCEOP and to Corning to be closer to her family. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother, very social to everyone and willing to help others. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Thomas and Connie Feehan of Corning; daughter and son-in-law: Barbara and Roy Clark of Seneca Falls; sister: Vincie Kneisch of New Rochelle, NY; grandchildren: Thomas J. Feehan of Ventura, CA, Karin Larrabee of Corning, Kimberly Feehan of Corning, Kris Clark of Waterloo, Theresa Millerd of Seneca Falls, Michael Cragg of Corning, Tonya Cragg of Corning, Michael Feehan of Washington State, Dan Feehan of Sacramento, CA and Dawn Feehan of Hawaii, and great grandchildren: Daniel Feehan, Zachary Gitchell, Logan Larrabee, Chris Cragg, Melissa Cragg and Jennifer Millerd. She was predeceased by her daughter: Dorothy Cragg; grandson: Michael Cragg; son: John Feehan; sisters: Sadie Mulligan and Mathilda Scofield; brother, Joe Vergara; mother: Carmello Flagiello Vergara and father: Ruggiero Vergara. Friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St. on Friday, March 22, 2002 from 1:00 to 3:00 and 5:00 to 7:00 pm. A Prayer Service will be held there Saturday at 10:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Vincent de Paul Church at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Seamans Cemetery in Savona. Thelma Elizabeth Brisco CORNING | Thelma Elizabeth Brisco, age 89, of Painted Post, NY, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at Corning Hospital. Thelma was born in Lawrence, PA, on February 5, 1913, the daughter of George and Beatrice (Payne) Husted. She was the wife of Reverend Nolan J. Brisco whom she married on November 22, 1938, in Painted Post and was preceded in death by him in 1977. Thelma, from her youth, dedicated her life to serve God wherever He would lead her. Following her graduation from Nyack College, she served as an active pastor’s wife for 39 years, along side of her husband Nolan with the Christian & Missionary Alliance in churches in New York, New Jersey and Ohio. Her ministry focused upon children with a special emphasis upon missions. Upon the death of her husband, Thelma returned to retire in Painted Post, where she used her special gifts to minister to family and friends. She is survived by a daughter, Cherrill Miller of Markle, IN and by a son, Rev. Kenneth Brisco of Woodland, CA; a brother, Percy Husted of Warren, OH; one sister, Mildred Anderson of Port Matilda, PA; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Friday, March 8, 2002 from 6 until 8 PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2:00 PM with Reverend Jesse Peace officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Corning. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Jewels Ranch, 527-960 Little Valley Road, Little Valley, CA 96056. Evelyn B. Brown Savona, N.Y. | Evelyn B. Brown, 87, of Orchard Street, passed away Friday March 15, 2002, at Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. She was born January 27, 1915 in Adrian, NY to Edgar and Bessie Reynolds Hallett. She was a member of the Savona Federated Church, the 20th Century Club, Ladies Firemen Auxillary, and Den Mother for the Cub Scouts. Evelyn is survived by her husband of 61 years Ernest Brown; one daughter June (Charles) Perry of Watkins Glen, NY; one son Evertt L. (Sandra) Brown of Centerville, Ohio; two grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Seager Funeral Home Main Street, Savona, NY Sunday March 17th from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 7:00 to 9:00pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Monday March 18th at 11:00am with the Rev. Ron Huckabone, officiating. Burial will be in Seamens Cemetery, Savona, NY. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Florence M. Brown WATKINS GLEN, NY | Florence M. Brown age 79 of Sebring, FL, formerly of Watkins Glen, NY, went to be with her Lord Wed., May 1, 2002 after a brief illness. Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 5 pm at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119-5th St., Watkins Glen, NY. Her funeral service will be held on Mon. at 11 am at the Glen Baptist Church with Pastor Teddy R. Herron officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in Reading Center, NY. Florence was born in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland on Sept. 12, 1922 to William and Isabelle Semple McIlroy. She was proud of her service as a WAVE iin the U.S. Navy during WWII (Yoeman, 2nd class). She was a retired executive secretary with Westinghouse Electric Corp in Horseheads, NY, charter member of the Glen Baptist Church, member of the Maranatha Baptist Church in Sebring, FL, and an active member of the Gideons International Aux. Florence was predeceased by her husband, funeral director, Kenneth G. Brown, June 14, 1974, owner of the Brown Funeral Home in Watkins Glen. She is survived by her brother, Jack McIlroy of Reading Center; sisters-in-law, Edith Brown of New Paltz, NY, Gladys Newman of Clifton Springs, NY, Mildred Crance of Montour Falls, NY; niece, Joyce VanVleet of Montour Falls, NY; nephews, Mark Brown of New Paltz, NY, Jack Newman of Rose, NY, Thomas (Fay) McIlroy of Elmira, NY, Robert (Wannetta) McIlroy of Sodus, NY and Richard (Tracie) McIlroy of Watkins Glen, NY, several great nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to The Gideons International, 225 Washington Rd., Sebring, FL 23870, the Glen Baptist Church, 3311 Reading Road, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 or the Maranatha Baptist Church, 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870. Sandra J. Brown WAYNE | Sandra J. Brown, age 59, of West Waneta Lake Rd., Hammondsport, died Monday, February 11, 2002 at Geneva General Hospital in Geneva, NY. Mrs. Brown was born August 19, 1942 in Morristown, NJ, the daughter of the late Edward and Emma Jean Merril Dowdall. She graduated from Morristown High School in 1960; she continued her education attending Glassboro State College in NJ, where she met William R. Brown; they were married on June 9, 1962 in Morristown. He passed away on April 1, 1993. She has lived locally since 1986, formerly of Stillwater, NJ and previously of Cape May, NJ, where she worked as an elementary librarian, until she and her husband moved to the town of Wayne and founded the Stone Rise Dairy Farm. Her dedication to farming helped her serve on the Board of Directors of the Steuben County Cooperative Extension for a period of time. She will be remembered for her love to travel and tireless work on her farm. She is loved and will be missed by a son, William R. (Cindy) Brown Jr. of Wayne; a daughter, Wendy A. (Mark) O’Brien of Dingmans Ferry, PA; 4 granddaughters, Carlie A. and Kate S. Brown, both of Wayne, Leah J. and Emily L. O’Brien, both of Dingmans Ferry, PA; a sister, Dorothy (Bob) Swoope of New South Wales, Australia; a brother, Robert Dowdall of Emporia, KS; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a brother Richard Dowdall. Friends are invited to come and share their memories in a celebration of her life from 6-9 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 16) at the family farm, 9230 West Waneta Rd., Hammondsport. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Wayne Fire & Rescue, Wayne, NY 14893. Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, NY. Virginia Olive Brown WAVERLY, NY | Virginia Olive Brown, 83, of Spring St., Waverly, NY, formerly of Bath, NY, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2002 at the Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Owego following a period of declining health. Virginia was born on March 24, 1919 in Plunkett Creek, PA a daughter of the late Harvey and Kathryn Steinhalper. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. For over twenty years, Virginia and her husband, William, owned and operated Brownie’s Blue Coal in Bath. Virginia is survived by her husband of 58 years, William W. Brown; a daughter, Barbara Crannell; a sister and brother-in-law, Lorraine and Luther Updegraff of Elizabethtown, PA; granddaughter, Tamara and her husband, Paul Lentini. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Virginia was predeceased by her son-in-law, Thomas J. Crannell and sisters, Muriel Kayle and Margaret Thorpe. Funeral Services for Virginia will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 4:30 pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols with Pastor Clifford Proper officiating. Interment will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at the convenience of the family in the Watson Cemetery, Roseville, PA. A period of visitation and sharing of memories will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2002 from 2 pm until the time of the service at the funeral chapel. Maude E. Burdick GENESEE, PA | Beloved Mother, Grandmother Maude E. Burdick, 93, of Genesee, PA, died Friday, April 5, 2002, in Wellsville Manor, Wellsville, NY. Born June 30, 1908, in Ulysses, PA, she was the daughter of Herbert and Erma Chaffee Williamson. On August 13, 1927, in Whitesville, NY, she married Leonard DeForest Burdick, who predeceased her on April 16, 1995. Mrs. Burdick and her husband owned and operated a dairy farm in Bingham Center for many years. Surviving are: eight children, Patricia (Ray) Solis of Genesee, Shirley Anzivine of Olean, NY, Helen VanEtten of Webster, NY, Robert (Phyllis) Burdick of Coudersport, PA, Polly (Stephen) Morley of Campbell, NY, Linda (David) Chamberlain of Genesee, Leonard (Beverly) Burdick, Jr of Genesee, Erma (Dennis) Matteson of Genesee; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers and three sisters. Friends may call Sunday, April 7, 2002 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00PM at the Benjamin R. Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 11:00AM. The Rev. William W. Allen will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Genesee Library 16923, the Ulysses Library 16948, or the Genesee Volunteer Ambul-ance 16923. Raymond C. Calkins Raymond C. Calkins 71, formerly of Hammondsport, passed away Friday March 8, 2002 at the Steuben County Health Care Facility. He was born July 24, 1930 in Avoca, NY, the son of I. J. and Isabelle Silsbee Calkins. Ray was a 1948 graduate of Avoca High School where he excelled in sports. After graduation, he worked on the family farm in Avoca before working at the Taylor Wine Co. for 30 years, retiring in 1985 as foreman of the Grounds Crew. He was also an accomplished Carpenter, Mechanic and worked at Murphy’s Bowling Lanes in Bath for 20 years. Surviving are his wife, Doris Wightman Calkins of Bath; daughter, Dorinda (Kevin) Orr of Hammondsport; sons, Russell R. Calkins of Hammondsport, Ritchie D. Calkins of Summerville, SC and Jay H. Calkins of Wilmington, NC; brother, Tracy Calkins of NC and sister, Trena McGlynn of Kanona; 3 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Sunday from 2-3 p.m. at the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport where Funeral and Committal services will take place Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev. Kate Benton and Rev. Marilyn Wood will officiate and Interment will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kanona Methodist Church or the Steuben County Health Care Facility Nurses and CNA Fund, 7002 Mt. Washington Road, Bath, NY 14810. Margaret A. Canale ALFRED | Margaret A. Canale, 70, of 34 Pine Hill Drive, Alfred passed away Monday, March 25, 2002 at home after an extended illness. She was born Nov. 14, 1931 in Warsaw, New York, daughter of Eugene and Margaret Regan Holahan. On August 16, 1952, in Warsaw, she married Joseph M. Canale who survives her. She graduated in 1949 from the Warsaw High School and from the Eastman School of Dental Hygiene in 1950. She had been employed as a county area high school dental hygienist in the early 50’s in both Jefferson and Steuben counties. A loving mother, she raised five children and for many years owned and operated Canale’s Liquor Store in Alfred, retiring in 1986. She attended the Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover. She is survived by 3 sons: Michael (Ellon) Canale of Milan, PA, Patrick (Barbara) Canale of Jamesville, NY and Joseph (Kimberly) Canale of Painted Post; daughters: Sheila (Timothy) Holgate of Chittenango, NY and Marcy Canale of Alfred; grandchildren: Erin and Megan Canale of Milan, PA, Katherine and Christopher Holgate of Chittenango, Juliana and Andrea Canale of Jamesville and Nicole, Brianna and Claire Canale of Painted Post. Also surviving are sisters: Mary Jean (Alfred) Feeney of Attica, Sheila (Joseph) Garry of East Aurora and Maureen (Joseph) Hayes of Auburn, California, several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 9 to 10:00 am at the Andover Blessed Sacrament Church where funeral services will follow at 10:00 am with Rev. Gene Ulrich of St. Brendans Church Almond officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Warsaw. In lieu of flowers, family request memorials to the Andover Blessed Sacrament Church, Comstock Hospice of the Southern Tier, St. Brendans Church of Almond or St. Judes Church of Alfred, NY. Arrangements by Mulholland-Swan Funeral Home, Inc. of Andover. John P. “Hound Dog” Carlineo CORNING | John P. “Hound Dog” Carlineo, age 83, formerly of Corning, NY, died Saturday, May 4, 2002 at the V.A. Medical Center in Bath. Born in Corning, NY on January 19, 1919, he was the son of the late Giovanni and Antonia Arelli Carlineo. He had been a tow motor operator for Corning Glass Works with over 40 years of active service. John served his country during World War II in the Army and was in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre. He was a member of the Corning Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 524. He was preceded in death by brothers: Michael Carlineo Sr., Louis Spaccio and Dominic Spaccio; sisters, Catherine Nobriga and Madeline Tarantelli; and by his step-father, Rocco Spaccio. He is survived by a sister, Mary (Ernest) Case of Riverside and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning where funeral services will be on Wednesday at 9:30 AM. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Corning. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association-Rochester Chapter, 242 Andrews St./Suite 405, Rochester, NY 14604. Mary Elizabeth Caron SAVONA | Mary Elizabeth Caron, age 44, of Scudder Road, Savona, NY, died Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at Corning Hospital. Mary was born in Irondequoit, NY on March 9, 1957, the daughter of Barbara Burley. She had been employed by Pro Action in Bath for several years. Mary loved doing craftwork, planting flowers, gardening, and loved being a people person. Mary had a home-based business called Mary’s Creative Creations. Mary’s survivors include one daughter: Spring (Jose) Valle of Hornell; two sons: Jeremy (Katie) Lane of Nashville, TN and Christopher Caron of Rush, NY; fiancee`, William Carson of Savona; three sisters: Marsha Rawls of Phoenix, Melanie Baird of Spokane, WA and Melinda Lane of Phoenix; two brothers: Robert Lane, Jr. and Bill (Kathy) Lane of Phoenix; mother, Barbara Swint of Phoenix; 7 grandchildren: Tyanna, Michael, Ashley, Marques, Dominic, Joseph and Giselle and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be held today, Thursday, February 21, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Campbell Alliance Church, Route 415, Campbell, NY where funeral services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM with the Reverend Raymond Fritz officiating. Burial will be in Seamans Cemetery in Savona. Memorials may be made in Mary’s name to the church of your choice. Phillips Funeral Home Inc., Corning is in charge of arrangements. Esther S. Carpenter BATH | Esther S. Carpenter, age 89, of 7 Hickory Street, Bath, NY died Sunday, April 14, 2002 at Bethany Manor, Horseheads, NY. Mrs. Carpenter was born March 12, 1913 at Osceola, PA the daughter of the late Charles and Sarah (Tubbs) Hammond. She married Francis Myron Carpenter on January 7, 1932 in Lindley, NY who has preceded her in death. She had been a homemaker. Esther had been active in the Erwin Valley Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. She is survived by three daughters: Anne (Gerald) Carlton of Savona, NY, Carol (Merle) Parker of Houston, TX, and Jackie (Ed) Metcalfe of Syracuse, NY; four sisters: Marion Walters of Horseheads, Betty Lutz of Rothsville, PA, Joyce Harris of Lindley, NY and Kathryn Botts of Everson, WA; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sisters: Eunice Bertell, Saphronia Cambers and Vivian Clarendon and brothers: Leo Hammond, James Hammond, Ray Hammond and John Hammond. Calling hours will be Sunday from 1-3 PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY where the funeral will take place at the conclusion of the calling hours with Rev. Ronald C. Hagy officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Esther’s name to Bethany Manor, 3005 Watkins Road, Horseheads, NY 14845. ann l. close CORNING | Ann L. Close, age 82 of Lower Drive, Corning, passed away Tuesday April 16, 2002 at the Steuben Co. Health Care Facility in Bath, NY. Ann was born January 21, 1920 in Sidney, NY the daughter of Edward E. and Laura B. Fredricks Carkuff. She married Robert Close on September 9, 1940 in Lewistown, NY. Ann was retired from the Corning Painted Post School District with over 25 years of service, where she had been secretary to the principal at both Northside and West High. Surviving is her husband Robert; son, Robert (Therese) Close of New Orleans, LA; daughters, Linda Bagdon of Rochester, Barbara Close of Andover, CT; grandson, Robert Close, 5 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning on Friday, April 19, 2002 from 1-3 PM. A memorial service will follow visitation (3PM) with Rev. John Vertigan officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Sidney, NY. The family will provide flowers. Those wishing may direct memorials in Ann’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620. Sturges Fagler Cary LOS ALTOS,CA | Sturges Flagler Cary, beloved father of five daughters, died April 8, 2002 at the Los Altos (California) Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Center. Cary was born April 1, 1913 in Corning, New York. In 1933 Cary graduated from Alleghany College in Pennsylvania. Married to Sara Templeman Sanderson of Lexington, Kentucky on November 7, 1934. Cary worked as a reporter and editor at the Corning Evening Leader before serving overseas in World War II. After the war, Cary attended graduate school at the Sorbonne in Paris and Harvard University. He was employed by Scholastic Magazines in New York City, retiring in 1978 as vice president and editor-in-chief of the Educational Periodicals Division. He was editor of Junior Scholastic for many years, and authored several books, including one on New York City entitled Skyscraper Island. After retirement, Cary and his wife returned to Corning, New York, where he was active in local organizations. He is survived by five daughters and sons-in-law: Diana Boyd Scott Cary Colby (Allan) of Portola Valley, California; Elizabeth Randolph Cary Mungall (Christian) of Houston, Texas; Francesca Templeman Cary Rey (Mark) of Washington, D.C.; Caverlee Sturges Cary (Samuel Otter) of Kensington, California; and Sydney Flagler Cary Van Nort (Richard) of New York, New York. Cary is survived by four grandchildren, Finlay Sturges Mungall, Diana Hartley Mungall, Sally Cary Rey, and Allan Boyd Rey and ten nieces and nephews. His beloved wife predeceased him on December 21, 1999. Cremation arrangements are being handled by Byrgan and Company of Burlingame, California, with a family interment ceremony to follow in Corning, New York. Memorial Donations may be made to the Salvation Army, the Christ Church of Corning, New York or the educational institution of choice. Grace L. Case ADDISON | Grace L. Case, 84, of 846 Cnty Rte # 85, entered into rest unexpectedly on March 19, 2002 at her residence. Grace was born in Caton, New York on February 8, 1918 a daughter of Albert and Lisette Seyter Benjamin. She married Alfred C. Case on November 24, 1935 in Lindley, New York. He predeceased her on June 28, 1956. She was a graduate of Corning Northside High School, a member of the Addison Eagles Auxiliary, Sally-Rands and Tuscarora Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. Grace was an avid bowler and a member of the Wednesday Ladies League at Crystal Lanes. She also enjoyed playing golf. She was retired from Ingersoll-Rand Company in Painted Post with 26 years of service as a cost clerk in the accounting department. Survived by two daughters, Janice Stewart of Piney Flats, TN and Lorraine Gardner of Wellsville; a son, Lynn (Lucinda) Case of Spencerport; 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter; a niece, Pauline Baltzer of Montour Falls and several other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter Alicia Dean, two sisters and two brothers. Friends may call Friday from 6-9 pm at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison, NY where funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 pm with Rev. George Waggoner officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, NY. Memorials may be made to Tuscarora Ambulance Corps or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Beatrice I. Castellana CORNING | Beatrice I. Castellana, age 76, formerly of West William St., Corning, NY, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2002 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. Beatrice was born September 16, 1925 in Hornby, NY, the daughter of Harold and Verdie Thompson VanAlstine. In 1945, she became the wife of Myron Castellana at St. Mary’s Church in Corning. She was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Church and had been employed at the Chase Bank in Corning for 13 years. Beatrice will be most remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Surviving Beatrice are son and daughter-in-law: Thomas and Pam Castellana of Rochester, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jo and Daryl Mattison of Batavia, NY; brothers: Bernard (Elsie) VanAlstine of Monterey, NY, Gerald (Dorothy) VanAlstine of Gainesville, GA, Harvey (Barbara) VanAlstine of Watkins Glen, NY; grandchildren: Peter and Jeffery Castellana, Melanie (Rodney) Schmitz and Ryan Mattison; great granddaughter, Madison Schmitz. Beatrice was predeceased by her husband, Myron. Friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St. on Thursday, May 16 from 7 to 9 PM. A Prayer Service will be at the Funeral Home on Friday, May 17 at 10:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Vincent de Paul Church at 11:00 AM. The Committal Prayers will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Mary J. Castellana (nee fasciana) BUFFALO | April 19, 2002. Wife of the late Joseph B. Castellana; stepmother of Joseph A. Castellana and the late Waldo Castellana; grandmother of two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; daughter of the late Salvatore and Rachel (Giglio) Fasciana; sister of Sally (late Nate) Parrino, Iggy (Violet) Fasciana and the late Margaret (Alesio) Juliano; also survived by nieces and nephews. Family present Sunday only 2-4pm and 7-9pm at the Perna Funeral Home, Inc., 1306 Hertel Ave. (near Colvin Ave.) Buffalo, where services will be held Monday at 10:15 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Margaret’s Church at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Parkinson’s Disease Assn., Southern Tier Chapter, PO Box 72, Binghamton, NY 13903. A graveside committal service will be held Tuesday, April 23, at 11 AM at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning, NY. Marion P. Chissom BATH | Marion P. Chissom, 91, of 6396 Windfall Road entered into rest Thursday, February 21, 2002 at his farm. Marion was born in Wheeler December 28, 1910 the son of the late Glen and Ruby Scott Chissom. Marion was a self-employed farmer in Bath for many years, and still helped his son, Phillman at the farm. He was past President of the National Farmers Organization (NFO) and a member of the Bath Grange. Marion was predeceased by his wife, Laura Chissom on July 16, 1973. Surviving are his son, Phillman (Darlene) Chissom of Bath; two daughters: Beva (Steven) Meagher of Sanford, Maine and Alice C. Olney of Elmira; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Calling hours are being observed Sunday, February 24th 2002 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath where funeral and committal services will be held Monday, February 25th 2002 at 1:00 pm, the Reverend Daniel Pickering officiating. Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery, Bath, private and at the convenience of the family. At Marion’s request, his family will provide the flowers and would appreciate Memorials be made to Bath Volunteer Ambulance Corps in his memory. Lela E. Christenson ELMIRA | Lela A. Christenson of Elmira, NY age 94 passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2002 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: E. Robert and Dorothy Ransom of Florida; 9 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; brother, William A. (Viola) Galpin; special nieces, Janice Mason and Jane Colunio; special nephew, Rob Galpin, several other nieces & nephews. Predeceased by husband William Christenson. Family & friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Sunday, April 7, 2002 from 2:00 to 4:00 & 7:00 to 8:00 PM with funeral service there on Monday, April 8, 2002 at 10:00 AM. Burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Those wishing may light a “Candle of Remembrance” at www.olthof.com. Charles Robert “Bob” Clark FAIRFIELD, FL | Charles Robert “Bob” Clark, age 62 of Fairfield, FL and formerly a long time resident of Woodgate Road, Horseheads, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Sat., May 25, 2002 at Ocala Regional Hospital in Ocala, FL. Bob’s surviving family includes his wife of 43 years, Sharon (Howland) Clark; daughters and sons-in-law, Kimberly and Dennis Walsh of Boston, MA, April and Joseph DeArmitt with their daughter Emily, all of Savona, NY; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Lynn Clark with their family Gloria and David all of Navarre, FL, Roy and Kathy Clark with their daughters Sabrina and Karissa, all of Pine City, NY; his parents, Charles Clark and Ethel (Votava) Clark of Big Flats, NY; a sister and three brothers, Shirley (Dave) Clemens of Scottsdale, AZ, Jim (Fayne) Clark of San Angelo, TX, Larry (Barbara) Clark of Horseheads, NY and Thomas Clark of Big Flats, NY. He is also survived by several brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. As a young man, he distinguished himself with a career of custom home building, craftsmanship and masonry. Additionally, he owned and operated C. R. Clark Truckmen Inc. in Horseheads for 25 years. In 1997, he and his wife established Whispering Oaks Farm in Ocala, Florida, raising and breeding thoroughbred horses. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads on Thurs., May 30, 2002 from 2-4:00 and 7-9:00 p.m. His funeral service will take place on Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. Erskine H. Clark BATH | Erskine H. Clark, age 90, of Bath, NY, formerly of Campbell, NY, died Thursday, May 30, 2002 at the Fred and Harriett Taylor Health Center in Bath. Erskine was born in Tuscarora, NY on January 27, 1912, the son of Herman and Onnelea (Green) Clark. He was the husband of Olga Card whom he married on July 2, 1932 in Thurston, NY. He was preceded in death by her in 1995. Erskine had been a farmer, had worked for T.G. Hawks in Corning, and worked for over 25 years for Steuben County in maintenance and janitorial. He was preceded in death by one son, Jack Clark. Erskine is survived by three daughters: Onnelea Dunn of Shelbyville, TN, Judy Plumley of Campbell and Itol Hunt of Addison; one son, Lawrence Clark of Campbell; many grandchildren and great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2002 at 2:00 PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning. Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery. Francis W. Clark HORSEHEADS | Francis W. Clark age 83 of 510 North Carroll St. Horseheads, NY passed away on Sunday June 2, 2002 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Mr. Clark was born August 7, 1918 in Painted Post, NY the son of the late Arnie and Maggie Rounsville Clark. He married his wife Anne L. Bachert Clark on May 28, 1948 in Lawrenceville, PA and they recently celebrated their 54th Wedding Anniversary on May 28, 2002. Mr. Clark was a retired electrician with 34 years of service at Thatcher Glass Company having retired in August 1981. Mr. Clark is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Anne L. Bachert Clark; daughter and son-in-law: Sandra Clark Celelli & Peter Celelli of Corning, NY; sons: Sidney Clark of San Francisco, CA and Stanley Clark of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Tonia Celelli, Geno Celelli, and Sarah Clark; great grandchildren: Dustin Catherwood and Rhianne Zarek; brother and sisters-in-law: Lewis & Doris Clark of Horseheads, NY, Evelyn Corson of Elmira, NY, and Elaine Perron of Bellfair, WA; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Mill St. & Grand Central Ave. Horseheads, NY on Tuesday June 4, 2002 from 7-9 PM. Mr. Clark’s Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday June 5, 2002 at 11 AM. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Dorothy Elizabeth Coe BATH | Dorothy Elizabeth Coe, of Babcock Hollow Road, entered into rest Thursday, May 25, 2002. She is survived by two sons, Cory (Cynthia) Coe of Bath, NY and Gary (Hilde) Coe of San Antonio, Texas. She was a Life Member of Queen Louise Chapter #589 order of the Eastern Star, Rochester, NY. At Dorothy’s request, there were to be no calling hours and services private. Arrangements are being handled by Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath. Vincent D. Cavallaro Colegrove CORNING, NY | Vincent D. Cavallaro Colegrove 16 years of 34 High Street died Sunday, May 5, 2002 at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born December 23, 1985 in Elmira, NY. He was a lifetime resident of Corning, attending Kent Phillips, Northside Blodgett and East High School prior to his illness. Vincent was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Vincent de Paul Church. He was very active in the Local Little Leagues & Babe Ruth Leagues of Baseball and Football. He was a very sociable person and had numerous friends. He was a joy to family and friends, with sparkling blue eyes, contagious smile and personality. Surviving his mother; Rose Ann Cavallaro & special friend; Cliff Peters. Maternal Grandparents; Rosario J. Sr. & Betty Cavallaro of Corning (with whom he lived). Two uncles; Rosario J. Jr. (Patty) Cavallaro of Corning, NY and Chris (Jan) Cavallaro of Big Flats, NY, one aunt; Mary Jo (Don) Allen of Big Flats, NY. Cousins; Ryan & Caitlin Cavallaro, Robby & Dominic Cavallaro and Chris, Craig, Meghan & Derek Allen. Father; Gary L. Colegrove of Lawrenceville, PA. Step-brothers; Josh Colegrove & Ryan Colegrove, also of Lawrenceville, PA. Paternal Grandparents, aunts & uncles. Also several cousins, nieces & nephews and many, many special friends that supported him during his long illness. His cousin; Rosario J. Cavallaro, III predeceased him. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Tuesday May 7, 2002 from 2-4 & 7-9pm. A Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home Wednesday May 8, 2002 at 8:45am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Vincent de Paul Church at 9:30am. Committal Prayers & Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning, NY. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given to: Make A Wish Foundation of Western New York, 5500 Main Street, Suite 108, Williamsville, NY 14221. Marion E. Cook PENN YAN, NY | Marion E. Cook, 88, of 355 West Lake Road, Penn Yan, N.Y. died Sat. March 16, 2002 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Friends may call at the Townshend-Wood Funeral Chapel on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Branchport on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Herbert Tietjen, officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Penn Yan. Memorials may be made in Marion’s memory to the Penn Yan Volunteer AMbulance Corp. Marion was born in Geneva, NY on December 12, 1913 and was the daughter of George R. and Hazel F. Cook Wooden. Marion and her husband, Leslie, were the owners of the Commodore Restaurant and Cook’s Liqour Store in Penn Yan. She was predeceased by here husband Leslie in 1988 and her sister, Marge Linehan. She is survived by her children; Lee (Beverly) Cook of Bath, NY, Sally (Michael) Morrell of Clemson, SC, Mary Sue (Robert) Smith of Greene, NY, Joyce Dean of Memphis, TN, James (Barbara) Cook of Branchport, NY, and Betsy (William) Cheetham of Cortland, NY. Grandchildren, Jason, Jeremey (Elizabeth), Julie and Jonathan Cook, Randy, Corey (Summer) Morrell, Melissa (Stephen) Betz, Vanessa and Andrew Smith, Jeffrey, Jennifer and John Dean, Tawny Kimball, Bradley, Amanda, and Haley Cheetham; Great grandchildren, Daniel Betz and Emily COok; sisters, Ruth Brown of Geneva, NY and Esther Olsowsky of Geneva, NY and Barbara Morse of Penn Yan, NY, numerous nieces and nephews. Randy J. Cooley CORNING | Randy J. Cooley age 46, passed away Monday, February 4, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Born October 25, 1955 in Corning, NY, he was a son of Eugene Cooley and the late Patricia Monahan Cooley. Surviving are a son: Brandon Cooley and a daughter: Dana Cooley both of Painted Post, NY; his father: Eugene Cooley of Painted Post; a brother: Scott Allen (Doreen) Cooley of Wilkes Barre, PA; sisters: Roxanne (Michael) McKerrow of Corning, NY and Sally Jo (Richard) Hodge of Painted Post, NY; a close companion, Beth Ferreria of Corning, NY, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother: Patricia Monahan Cooley. Randy was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Church, Corning, NY. He was a social member of the American Legion in Corning and of the Corning YMCA. He was an avid sportsman, enjoying bike riding and tennis. His main interest in life encompassed his children, family and Beth. It was Randy’s request that there be no calling hours. A Memorial Mass will be Celebrated Friday, February 8, 2002 at 2 PM at St. Catherine’s Church, Addison, NY. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. The family requests that memorial donations, in Randy’s name, be directed to: American Cancer Society, PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania, Ave., Elmira. Allan Kent Coombs ADDISON | Allan Kent Coombs, 60, of 8119 Ackerson Road, entered into rest unexpectedly on Sunday, April 28, 2002 at Corning Hospital. He is survived by a brother, Jack and his wife Kay Coombs of Horseheads (correction of the name as it appeared in Tuesday’s death notice). Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison. Funeral Services will be held Friday at 3 pm in the Addison United Methodist Church with Rev. Sandra Olmstead officiating. Burial will be in Addison Rural Cemetery with full military honors. Justin J. Coon BEAVER DAMS, NY | Justin J. Coon age 80, a life resident of Beaver Dams, NY died Monday, February 25, 2002 at Seneca View Nursing Facility. Born November 29, 1921, Mr. Coon worked the family farm for many years. He worked briefly as substitute letter carrier for the US Postal Service and also at Corning Glass before being employed by the Wickes Lumber Company in Horseheads, from where he retired in 1983. Mr. Coon was an active member of the Beaver Dams United Methodist Church, a founding member of the Beaver Dams Fire Company, and served as assessor for the Town of Orange. The loving husband of Ruth Slater Coon, deceased in 1996. Mr. Coon is survived by his daughter, Wendy C. (George) Laribee of Lowville, NY; his son, Kevin R. (Twila) Coon of Beaver Dams; his sister, Winifred C. Elder and brother, C. Edward Coon, both of Beaver Dams; his twin brother, Liston F. Coon of Watkins Glen; grandchildren: Garry I. of Valois, Matthew W. of Elmira and Leslie J. of Winston-Salem, NC as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Beaver Dams United Methodist Church on Sat., March 2, 2002 at 11 am with the Rev. Grant Nicholls. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Beaver Dams United Methodist Church, the Parkinson Foundation, 1501 North West 9th Ave., Miami, FL 33136 www.parkinson.org, or a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are with the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home of Watkins Glen. Louise F. Cornell MONTOUR FALLS | Louise F. Cornell, age 85, formerly of Painted Post, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at Schuyler Hospital. She was born on August 1, 1916 in Barrington, NY the daughter of Eugene and Eva Stowell Oakley. She retired from Newberry’s in Corning where she worked for many years in the restaurant as a manager. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, May-nard and Linda Cornell of Campbell; grandchildren, Lynette Cornell of Campbell and Michael (Rachel) Cornell of Rochester; great grandchildren, James, Katherine and Brian Cornell; special friends, Virginia, Joe and Cheryl Barvitsky and Sue Shaut, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her long time companion, Melvin Shaner. It was Louise’s request that there be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St. on Friday, May 24, 2002 at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Chapel Knoll Cemetery. Mary W. Cornell TROUPSBURG, NY | Mary W. Cornell, 59, of Ste. Rte. #36, entered into rest Tues., April 30 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro, PA following a long illness. Mary was born Sept. 27, 1942 in Elmira, NY to Charley and Elizabeth Whittacker Wainwright. She married Barney Cornell in Rexville, NY, who survives. She was predeceased by a brother, Burr Wainwright. Mary owned and operated Mary’s Hair Affair beauty salon in Troupsburg for many years. She was a member and past Pres. of the St. Mary’s Altar and Rosary Society in Rexville, was an active member of the N.Y.S. Steam Pageant in Canandaigua, NY and an election inspector for the Town of Troupsburg for many years. In addition to her husband Barney, she is survived by a daughter, Lorinda (Paul) DeMeritt of Bloomington, IL; two sons, Patrick (Julie) Cornell of Perry, NY and Michael (Amy) Cornell of Troupsburg, six grandchildren: Sarah and Kathryn DeMeritt of Bloomington, IL, Ashley and Derrick Cornell of Perry and Courtney and Evan Cornell of Troupsburg. Mary was dearly loved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 PM Friday at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main St. in Canisteo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Sat. (May 4) at 11:00 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rexville. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Church Yard Cemetery, Rexville. Memorials, in the name of Mary Cornell, may be made to the Troupsburg Ambulance Corp., Main St., Troupsburg, NY 14885. Charles Alepheus Corson MYRTLE BEACH, SC | Charles Alpheus Corson 95, died Monday, March 4, 2002 at the Myrtle Beach Manor. He was born February 10, 1907 in Bronx, NY, a son of the late George A. and Alice M. Dow Corson. Mr. Corson was predeceased by his first wife of forty one years, Florence E. Jardine Corson and his sister, Anne Kurzenknabe. Charles grew up in Tenafly, NJ and was a 1929 graduate of Lafayette College in Easton, PA. He retired in 1970 after thirty seven years as an electrical engineer with Ingersoll-Rand. Mr. Corson was Master of Montour Masonic Lodge #168 at Painted Post, NY in 1945, and was an Elder and Clerk of Session at the Painted Post Presbyterian Church, and a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Surfside Beach. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Shirley S. Corson; his children, Jeanne E. Copp of Royersford, PA, Ruth E. Eldridge of Myrtle Beach and Richard C. Corson of Columbus, OH; two step-children, Patricia Rose of Roswell, GA and Ellen Stone of Corning, NY; a sister, Julia Blackwell of Cresskill, NJ and by eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 9, 2002 at McMillan-Small Funeral Home. Private burial will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Painted Post, NY. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, 2795 Pampas Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net. Mary Catherine Costa ORNING | Mary Catherine Costa age 87, of Baker Street, Corning, NY, died Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at Corning Hospital. Born in Corning on August 31, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Fedele and Maria (Merola) Cuda. Catherine attended St. Mary’s School, C.F.A. and Gregg Business School. She was the wife of Joseph Costa with whom she owned and operated Costas Flying Service in Painted Post for many years. Catherine was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Church, Corning. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister. Catherine was preceded in death by her husband; a sister, Rose Carozzoni and a great grandson, Christopher. She is survived by one daughter, Donna Costa-Barrett of Spring, TX; one son, Joseph (Mary) R. Costa of Bath; two sisters, Della Daniels of Hornell and Frances Cuda of Corning; two brothers, Sam Cuda and Joseph Cuda of Corning; brother-in-law, John (Judy) Costa of Corning; grandchildren: Michael (Darla), Patrick, Joseph, Danielle, Michelle (Lance Aaron), and Sean; great grandchildren: Taylor, Theresa and Meghan, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, where Prayer Services will be held on Monday at 10:30 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday at 11:00 AM at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 222 Dodge Ave., Corning. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning. Memorials may be made, in Catherine’s name, to St. Vincent de Paul Church, 222 Dodge Ave., Corning, NY 14830. Margaret K. Courtney HOUSTON, TX | Margaret K. Courtney, 82, of Houston, Texas, passed away at her home on March 16, 2002. She was born in Dresden, New York, on May 9, 1919, the daughter of Jacob and Grace Kelly. Mrs. Courtney and her family moved to Texas in 1947. She was a 20 year employee at Sears, Memorial City. She was an active member of Long Point Baptist Church and loved ministering to the sick and the homebound. She was a volunteer at Sam Houston Hospital and Spring Branch Medical Center for the last fifteen years. Mrs. Courtney was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers: Harold Kelly, Darwin Kelly, Floyd Kelly and Richard Kelly; and three sisters: Gertrude Burt, Bertha Hiveley and Evelyn Van Sile. She is survived by her husband of sixty years, Robert P. Courtney of Houston; daughter, Dianne (Van) Blacklock of Corpus Christi; sons: Perry J. (Joyce) Courtney of Krum, TX; Dan (Sue) Courtney of Rochester, New York; and David Courtney of Houston; eight grandchildren: Sandi Courtney, Becky (Allen) Menn, Brenda (Robert) Simmons, Perry R. (Diane) Courtney, Nicki (Eric) King, April Courtney, David Carl and Joshua P. Courtney; eight great-grandchildren: Chelsea, Whitney and Braden Menn, Cameron and Chad Courtney, Harrison and Avery King, and Andrew Courtney; brothers: Clayton F. Kelly of Corning, NY; Lewis (Betty) Kelly of Addison, NY; and Harley (Arlene) Kelly of Fort Wayne, IN; and many nieces, nephews and a host of dear friends. Visitation will be Monday, March 18, 2002, between the hours of 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Waltrip Funeral Directors. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Waltrip Funeral Directors. Reverend Robert Simmons will officiate. Interment will follow at Memorial Oaks Cemetery, I-10 @ Eldridge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Long Point Baptist Church, 8009 Long Point, Houston, Texas 77055 or the American Cancer Society, Greater Houston Area, PO Box 570127, Houston, Texas 77257.