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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.

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