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GERALD M "JERRY" KIEFER 
HORSEHEADS - Gerald M. "Jerry" Kiefer, retiree of the Elmira Psychiatric Center, 64, went home to be with the Lord Monday (May 8, 2000) at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a brief struggle with lung cancer.
Jerry was born Dec. 18, 1935, the son of the late Clyde and Roma (Harvey) Kiefer in South Dansville. He attended Breesport Baptist Church and served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean conflict and was honorably discharged in 1956 as 2nd Class Petty Officer.
Loving his work as boilerman. Jerry continued his trade working of the State of New York in Albany, Beacon, Oxford and Elmira, where he retired from Elmira Psychiatric Center as Physical Plant Superintendent in 1990. He also enjoyed traveling across the U.S. to visit family and tour the country.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Shirley (Blasetti) Kiefer. Jerry was the father to Maria (William) Nally of Dallas, Texas; Michael (Carolyn) Kiefer of Farmington, Minn.; and grandfather to Laura Nally; Alexis and Ariel Kiefer; brother of Jeffrey Kiefer of N.M.; son-in-law, Fred and Jean Blasetti; his uncle, William (Lois) Harvey of Canaseraga; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street, Horseheads on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m.. His funeral services will take place there at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 p.m., with Rev. Frank Snyder officiating. Graveside committal service will take place Friday at 10 a.m. in the South Dansville Forest lawn Cemetery, Dansville.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Breesport Baptist Church, Church St., Breesport, N.Y. 14816.

LOUISE M. DONALDSON MALANDRA 
DANSVILLE - Louise M. Donaldson Malandra, 88, a life long resident of Dansville, residing on Adams St., passed away early Tuesday morning (May 9, 2000) at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home in Livonia, where she had been a resident for the past several months.
She was born in Perkinsville, on Jan. 13, 1912, a daughter of the late Jacob and Minnie Sauerbier Morsch. She was predeceased by her husband Thomas Malandra in 1984, a brother Edward Morsch and two sisters, Renelda Snyder and Virginia Kiesl.
Louise, a registered nurse, worked for many years as a floor supervisor at the Dansville Memorial Hospital and later worked for the late Dr. Laverne G. Wagner until his retirement in 1976.
For several years after her retirement, she worked as a Senior Companion at Dogwood Day Treatment in Dansville.
She was past president of the Daniel Goho Post No. 87 of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She also was an active member of Clara Barton Chapter No. 1 of the American Red Cross, a member of the Loyal Hearts Circle and a communicant of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church of Dansville.
She is survived by her brother, Jacob (Katie) Morsch of Dansville; two sisters, Rita (William) Myers of Lockport; Elizabeth Leone of Mt. Morris; several nieces and nephews.
There will be no prior calling hours. Friends and neighbors are invited to meet the family at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dansville, on Thursday at 10 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Dansville.
Friends may make memorial contributions to Life Line, c/o Noyes Memorial Hospital, 111 Clara Barton St., or St. Mary's Church, 40 Elizabeth St., both of Dansville, 14437.
Arrangements are by the Hindle Funeral Home, 271 Main St., Dansville.

OLIVE JOHNSON 
DANSVILLE - Olive Johnson of 137 Morey Ave., died May 5, 2000 at Noyes Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
She was born on Dec. 3, 1914 in Venango County, Pa. and married Kenneth W. Johnson on April 4, 1953. He predeceased her on March 7, 1974.
She contributed many volunteer hours to local organizations such as Noyes Memorial Hospital, United Methodist Church, Dansville Dogwood Festival, Red Cross and the Dansville Food Bank. She was awarded the Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award on behalf of the New York State Lions International and the Dansville Lions Club.
She leaves nieces and an uncle and many, many long time friends, who she has kept in touch with from many states of our country.
Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery, Bradford, Pa., and a memorial service will be held at the United Methodist Church in Dansville at a later date.
Contributions may be made to the Dansville United Methodist Church, Baptist Church, Congress Street, Bradford, Pa. 16701 or a charity of donor's choice.

ARLENE E. CANFIELD 
WELLSVILLE - Arlene E. Canfield, 96, formerly of 10 Sawyer Street Site, passed away Monday (May 8, 2000) in the Wellsville Manor Nursing Home.
She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Patricia Nevol, John Maples; great grandchildren, Scott Nevol, Brian Maples, Sean Maples; great-great grandchildren, Marquelle Nevol.
There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral and committal services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Rural Cemetery, Hornell.
Arrangements are under the direction of Curry's Funeral Home, 297 Canisteo St., Hornell.
Donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice or the American Cancer Society.

NANCY WILLARD 
ATLANTA, Ga. - Nancy Willard, 83, formerly of Nunda, the widow of Dana O. Willard Sr., died on Monday (May 8, 2000).
Mrs. Willard taught for many years at Arkport Central School.
She is survived by her loving children, daughters and son-in-law, Susan Bardo; Virginia Ray and Larry Long of Atlanta, Ga.; sons and daughters-in-law, Peter and Sandra Willard of Austin, Texas; Dana and Patricia Willard of Atlanta, Ga.; nine grandchildren; great grandchildren;
The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at H.M Patterson & Son, Oglethorpe Hill Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 4 p.m. at Oglethorpe Hill Chapel.

DEBORAH C. HECKER 
ANGELICA - Deborah C. Hecker, 51, of Golden Acre Drive, passed away Sunday (May 7, 2000) at her home after a long valiant battle with breast cancer.
Born Oct. 9, 1948 in Hornell to Robert and Leona George Davison, she graduated Alfred-Almond Central School in 1966 and attended Alfred State College. On Oct. 26, 1968, she married John (Skip) Hecker. She was employed by Genesee Valley Central School.
Debbie was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Angelica; The Angelica Hose Company; and Angelica Rescue Squad. She was also a member of the Allegany County Literacy Volunteers and past President of CSEA. Debbie was co-owner and manager of the Olde Garage Store in Angelica.
She was predeceased by her mother, Leona Davison, in 1989, and a brother, Richard Davison, in 1995.
Surviving are her husband; two daughters Jennifer (Cory) Guenter of Corning; Jodyna (Craig) Cody of Scottsville; her father, Robert Davison of Hornell; two sisters, Doreen (John) Atwell of Gulfport, Miss.; Carolyn Evingham of Almond; three brothers, Robert (Diane) Davison of Almond; Donald (Jackie) Davison of Hornell; Roderick Davison of Hornell; two grandchildren, Rachel Elizabeth and Fox Keaton Guenter, both of Corning; several nieces and nephews.
The family will be present today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 101 West Avenue, (off Olean St.) Angelica. A mass celebrating her life will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church of the Park Circle in Angelica, with Rev. Ralph and Elizabeth Groskoph officiating. Burial will follow in the Until the Day Dawn Cemetery, Angelica.
Those wishing to remember Debbie are asked to consider a contribution to the St. Paul's Church, Park Circle, Angelica, N.Y. 14709 or the Allegany SPCA, Rte. 19, Wellsville, N.Y. 14895.

MARY HELENA WILSON 
WAYLAND - Mary Helena Wilson, 93, of 103 1/2 South Main St., passed away peacefully, Monday (May 8, 2000) at her home.
Mary was born Nov. 27, 1906 in Naples, a daughter of Arthur L. and Mabel (Johnson) Lyon. She married Frank Wilson on July 18, 1925 in Honeoye Falls. They were both lifelong residents of the Wayland area. Her husband Frank predeceased her on Nov. 4, 1965. Mary was a full time mother, grandmother and homemaker, all of which she loved dearly.
She was a member of the Wayland United Methodist Church.
She is survived by three daughters, Ruth A. Smith of Wayland; Lois (Lee) Clark of Moravia; Marion (Don) Batchelder of Mt. Airy, N.C.; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Perry of Canandaigua; a sister-in-law, Virginia Lyons of Bath; several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home, 100 E. Naples St., Wayland, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in the Village Cemetery, Wayland.
Contributions may be made to the Wayland United Methodist Church in memory of Mary Helena Wilson.

FLORENCE L. FREEMAN 
WELLSVILLE - Florence L. Freeman, 61, a resident of Manor Hills, 4110 Bolivar Rd., died Monday in Jones Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.
She was born June 11, 1938 in Rexville, the daughter of John D. and Jossie McMindes Osmin. In May of 1976, in Wellsville, she was married to Howard F. Freeman, who died April 15, 1999.
She had attended the Greenwood Central School, and had resided in the Wellsville area since 1965.
She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church of Yorks Corners and a former member of the Petrolia Grange.
Surviving are a sister, Jeanette (Edward) Reese of Hornell; two brothers, Lee (Vivan) Osmin of Hornell; Laurence (Delores) Morris of Wellsville; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a sister, Anna Snyder and a brother, Paul Osmin.
Friends may call at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home in Wellsville today from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m., at which time, services will be held with Rev. Les Wells of the Faith Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Greenwood.
Memorials may be made to the Faith Baptist Church.

FLORENCE C. THOMSON 
REXVILLE - Florence C. Thomson, 84, of 1461 Harkenrider Rd., died Monday (May 8, 2000) at St. James Mercy Hospital.
Mrs. Thomson was born Oct. 2, 1915 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the only daughter of Harry P. and Gertrude K. Collins Cunningham.
She was owner and proprietor of the Roslyn Letter Shop, a direct mail advertising business in Roslyn, N.Y.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. Bruce (Jeanne) Thomson, D.V.M. of Rexville; Larry (Becky) Thomson of Jonesboro, Tenn.; one daughter, Cathy (Ron) Freeman of Jupiter, Fla.; two grandchildren, Meredith and Spencer Thomson.
There will be no calling hours. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are in care of H.P. Smith & Son. Inc. Funeral Home in Canisteo.

GARY L. HUMPHREY 
DANSVILLE - Gary L. Humphrey, 48, of Rochester, passed away Thursday (May 4, 2000) in Rochester.
He was born on April 23, 1952, a son of the late James and Nellie Holbrook Humphrey, He was predeceased by his mother in August of 1999, he was also predeceased by a brother William Relyea.
He is survived by his step father, Keith Harold of Dansville; five brothers, Robin (Paula Kimbel) Humphrey and David Humphrey of Dansville; James (Mary) Humphrey, Gerald (Sandy) Humphrey, Wayne (Jean Milne) Humphrey all of Rochester; a sister, Sue Etta Justice, Also of Rochester.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene Episcopal Church, 17 South Fitzhugh Street, Rochester.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Nurses Training Fund, c/o 40 & 8, 933 University Ave., Rochester 14607.
Arrangements by the Hindle Funeral Home, 271 Main St., Dansville.

DEBORAH C. HECKER 
ANGELICA - Deborah C. Hecker, 51, of Golden Acres, passed away Sunday (May 7, 2000) at her home after a long illness.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 101 West Avenue, Angelica, are incomplete and will announced in tomorrow's edition.

FRANCES E. PATTERSON 
BATH - Frances E. Patterson, 93, formerly of Denwood Terrace, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday (May 3, 2000) at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital.
She was born Aug. 5, 1906, in Cameron to Olin and Fannie Bowyer Quick. Frances was a member of Boyd's Corner Baptist Church and also attended the Avoca Baptist Church.
She is survived by her five daughters, Beverly Brown of Bath; Joyce Sulley of Fullerton, Calif.; Kay Wuest of Anaheim, Calif; Linda Brewer of Bath; Vera Nichols of Topeka, Va.; three sons, Alfred Brown of Lawrenceville, Pa.; Raymond Patterson of Cameron; Carl Patterson of Hornell; one sister, Ida Peacock of Bath; and her companion and bodyguard, Nuisance, the cat; five granddaughters; four grandsons; one step granddaughter; ten great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Frances was predeceased by her first husband, Alfred Brown in 1941; her second husband Walter Patterson in 1974; two daughters, Clara Brown and Dorothy Brown; one brother, Kenneth Quick.
Friends may call at Seager-Jones Funeral Home, 4 E. Washington St., Bath, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Henry Igras officiating. Burial will be in Hedgesville Cemetery, Hedgesville.

LUNETTE A. HALE 
ATLANTA - Lunette A. Hale, 92, formerly of 5 Mill St., passed away Friday (May 5, 2000) at the Hornell Gardens Skilled Nursing Facility.
Lunette was born Jan. 26, 1908 in East Springwater, a daughter of Hugh and Agnes (Tyler) Campbell. Lunette was the school nurse at Canisteo Central School for 30 years. She was predeceased by her husband Stanley Hale, a sister, Doris Rawleigh and a brother, Tyler Campbell. Lunette was a past member and 15 year organist of the St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Hornell, she also was a past member of the Hornell area Eastern Star.
She is survived by her sisters, Flora Brown of Atlanta; Lucille Dixon of Penfield; her sister-in-law, Loleta Campbell of Canandaigua; several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home, 100 E. Naples St., Wayland, where funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday, with Rev. Thomas Montgomery and Rev. Dean Bembower officiating. Burial will be Stephens Mills Cemetery, Fremont.
Contributions may be made to the Hornell Gardens Skilled Nursing Facility, 434 Monroe Ave., Hornell, N.Y. 14843.

BARBARA M. ANDERSON 
HORNELL - Barbara M. Anderson, 75, of Halifax, Mass., died Wednesday (May 3, 2000) at the home of her daughter, Dorothy (Roger) Utz of Hornell, following a long illness.
She was born Jan. 20, 1925 in Clinton, Mass., the daughter of Harry and Marion Somerville Whitcomb. She was married Oct. 10, 1945 to Warren H. Anderson, who survives.
She resided her early years in Clinton, moving to Halifax in 1945, where she was an active member of the Halifax Congregational Church.
She had done extensive volunteer work for the Girl Scouts, Reading for the Blind, and was a recipient of the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award in elementary education, for Plymouth County, Mass.
Barbara was a loving mother, who was very devoted to her family.
Survivors besides her husband and daughter include her grandson, Andrew W. Utz of Hornell; two sisters, Muriel Senter of Sterling, Mass; Shirley Bonazzoli of Bolton, Mass.; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held in Massachusetts on Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 244 W. Water Street, Elmira, N.Y. 14901.
Local arrangements by Robertson Funeral Home, Inc., Hornell.

MARION H. SHOULTICE 
COHOCTON - Marion H. Shoultice, 84, of 11373 State Rte. 371, died Thursday (May 4, 2000) at her home, after a long illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at St. George-Stanton Funeral Home in Wayland and will be announced in the Sunday Spectator.

GEORGE PSYHOS 
HORNELL - George Psyhos, 80, of 83 East Washington St., died unexpectedly on Tuesday evening (May 2, 2000) shortly after arrival at St. James Mercy Hospital, after being stricken at home.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 30, 1920, he was the son of James and Helen Psyhos.
George was a veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart after being wounded in Italy. He has resided in Hornell since 1947.
In 1947, he purchased the Texas Cafe in Hornell, which he owned and operated until his retirement in 1982. He was a member of the Hornell American Legion and a former member of the Hornell Elks Lodge and the Hornell Masons.
George was an avid golfer and was a member of the Hornell Country Club. He was an annual participant of the Greek Open Golf Tournament. He also enjoyed bowling.
He was married on Sept. 12, 1949, to the former Georgia Scarmoutsos who survives. In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, James Psyhos of Coudersport, Pa.; Elaine (Psyhos) Sortore of Angelica; Manuel Psyhos of Hornell; Peter Psyhos of Winchester, Maine; two brothers, William (Regina) Psyhos of Grand Rapids, Mich.; Peter (Dee) Psyhos of Southern Pines, N.C.; two sisters, Dena Hillman of Pleasant Hill, Calif. and Vivian Brennan of Rochester; two granddaughters, Laura Sortore and Shayna Sortore; several nieces and nephews.
The family of George Psyhos will receive friends on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. (only) at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, N.Y., where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. with burial in Rural Cemetery.
The Psyhos family requests that memorial donations in George's name be made to the Hornell Fire Department, 110 Broadway, Hornell, N.Y. 14843. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

ELLA B. PLUNKETT 
HORNELL - Ella B. Plunkett, 69, of Route 36, Town of Dansville, died unexpectedly early Tuesday morning (May 2, 2000) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
Born in Shongo, N.Y., on March 29, 1931, she was the daughter of Clifford Robbins and Bertha (Bost) Chilson. She has resided in Town of Dansville for about 20 years.
Surviving are two sons, Nicholas Cianciosi of Rochester; Bradley Pucula of Dansville; two daughters, Mary (Daniel) Wright of Dunkirk; Brenda (Thomas) Schumacher of North Tonawanda; her mother, Bertha Chilson of Dansville; one sister, Helen (Robert) Gardner of Arkport; several grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family of Ella B. Plunkett will receive friends on Thursday (today) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, where funeral and committal services will be held Friday at 9 a.m. with Rev. Robert Kanka officiating. Burial will be in Westfield, Pa.

IRMA F. BOWEN 
CANASERAGA - Irma F. Bowen, 90, of 23 Bennett St., went home to be with her Lord, Monday (May 1, 2000), following a long illness.
She was born Nov. 13, 1909, in the Town of Grove, the daughter of Paul and Loie Gleason Maynard. She was married June 24, 1930 in Swain to Clifford W. Bowen, who died in 1990. She was predeceased by a daughter, Norma Kromer, a son, Maynard Bowen, and three sisters.
Irma resided her earlier years in Swain and had been a resident of Canaseraga for over 60 years. She was a member of the Burns Community Church.
Irma had a special touch when it came to growing plants, enjoyed crocheting and playing piano.
Survivors include three daughters; Elaine (Frank) Saunders; D. Nadine (Edward) Decker, both of Arkport; Lana (David) McIntosh of Canaseraga; a son, Duane C. Bowen and friend, Mary Richardson of Arkport; 20 grandchildren; 44 great grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Robertson Funeral Home, Inc., 41 Genesee St., Hornell, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Edison G. Ziegler and Rev. Daniel Evans officiating. Burial will be in Canaseraga Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Burns Community Church, Kromer Road, Arkport, N.Y. 14807.

GRACE A. WASHBURN 
ALMOND - Grace A. Washburn, 78, of 7782 Bishopville Rd., died Tuesday (May 2, 2000) at Jones Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for one day.
She was born July 31, 1921, in the Town of Almond, the daughter of Fred and Rose Stearns Washburn.
A lifelong resident of Almond, she had been employed by the former Kellogg's Grocery Store in Almond and later was a cashier at the former Loblaw's Store in Hornell for 32 years.
Grace enjoyed woodworking and carpentry and constructed her own home. More recently, she had operated a proprietary home for about 10 years.
Survivors include two sisters; May Washburn of Hornell, Betty Washburn of Almond; a brother, John Washburn of Wellsville; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Robertson Funeral Home, Inc., Hornell, where funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Donald Maynard officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Almond.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Almond Ambulance Fund, Box 18, Almond, N.Y. 14804

DAVID A. DRUM 
HORNELL - David A. Drum, 24, of Gainesville, Fla., formerly of Hornell, died Saturday evening (April 29, 2000) in Clarksville, Tenn., following a long illness.
A native and life resident of Hornell, he was born Oct. 8, 1975 and was the son of William Drum of Howard and H. Maureen Tobin of Belfast. He had resided in Florida for the past seven months.
David was a 1997 graduate of Hornell High School. He was a lifelong sports enthusiast and had won the Hornell Little League "Good Sportsmanship" award in 1988. He competed in Special Olympics and was honored as Special Olympian of the year in 1994 at the Hornell Sports night. David enjoyed all sports including baseball, basketball, football, wrestling and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his brother, E. Daryl Drum who died in 1989 and also his nephew, Christopher Drum who died in 1992.
David is survived by his father, William Drum of Howard; his mother, H. Maureen (Jack Parker) Tobin of Belfast; two brothers, William Drum of Hornell and Wayne (Kim) Drum of Clarksville, Tenn; two sisters, Debbie (Jamie) Fleischman of Gainesville, Fla.; Wendy (John) Wood of Hornell; his paternal grandmother, Charlotte Drum of Hornell; his dear friends, Andrea VanRiper and Brian Avery, both of Hornell; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
The family of David A. Drum will receive friends on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, where funeral and committal services will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating. Burial will be in Rural Cemetery.
David's family would like to invite his friends to a luncheon to be held at the Hornell VFW immediately following the service.

ROSE MARIE DEMONTIS 
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Rose Marie DeMontis, of Ballston Avenue, died Saturday (April 29, 2000) at Wesley Health Care Center, Lawrence Street. She was 95.
Born on March 17, 1905 in Hornell, she resided in Saratoga Springs since 1978. She retired from the Tuttle and Rockwell store in Hornell after many years of service and was a member and former officer of the Sons of Italy Ladies Auxiliary and St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, both in Hornell. She was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary (Vito) Argentieri and was predeceased by her husband, Gavino DeMontis.
She is survived by one daughter, Donna Shinebarger of Ballston Spa; two grandchildren, Marc Shinebarger of Saratoga Springs and Gretchen Shinebarger of Manteo, N.C.; one great grandson, Eric Shinebarger; one brother, Raymond Argentieri of Hornell; two sisters, Mena Mangano of Rochester and Lucy Tannler of Medfield, Maine.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Tuesday in St. Clement's Church, 231 Lake Ave. Burial will be Wednesday in St. Ann's Cemetery in Hornell. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the William J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home, 628 North Broadway.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Northeast New York Area, 440 New Karner Rd., Albany, N.Y. 12205 or to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, 125 Wolf Rd., Albany, N.Y. 12205.

LILA M. FAIRBANKS 
BATH - Lila M. Fairbanks, of West William Street, died Wednesday, (April 26, 2000) at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.
She was born Sept. 29, 1922, in N. Hornell, the daughter of Louis and Rose Ulrich Crawford.
She was a clerk for New York Telephone for 35 years.
Lila was a member o the Pioneers Organization and the St. Paul United Church of Christ in Hornell.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Ann (Ronald) Fitzpatrick of East Lime, Conn.; two sons, Wayne (Margaret) Fairbanks of Painted Post; John (Katherine) Fairbanks of Bath; 10 grandchildren, Beth Fitzpatrick; Nicole, Kelly and Auriel Fairbanks; Jonathan, Christina and Zachary Fairbanks; Heather, Michael and Jennifer Cavallaro; her brother, Robert (Bernice) Crawford of Rochester; her sister, Ruth Krammer of Oneida; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her brother, Howard Crawford.
Friends may call at Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in Hornell on Saturday at 11 a.m., Rev. Ray Horan officiating. Burial will be in Hornell Rural Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Lila's name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons Street, Box 7, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057 and the Bath Sports Boosters Club, c/o Robie Street, Bath, N.Y. 14810.

MERTON C. KYSER JR. 
OLEAN - Merton C. Kyser Jr., of East Spring Street, died Tuesday (April 25, 2000) at the V.A. Buffalo Western New York Health Care SYS.
Born in Allegany on Oct. 17, 1922, he was the son of Merton C. and Grace Kibby Kyser. He graduated from Olean High School in 1939. On March 7, 1944 in Knoxville, Tenn., he married Betty J. Harvey, who predeceased him Sept. 10, 1997.
Mr. Kyser served as Second Lieutenant with the United States Air Corp. during World War II as a Navigator Bombardier. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 530, where he served as past Commander.
Mr. Kyser was employed as an auto mechanic for many years prior to his retirement. He later worked as superintendent of maintenance at Green Thumb in Arkport.
Mr. Kyser loved the outdoors, NASCAR Winston Cup Races and trains.
He is survived by daughters Marshela Kyser-Buckley of Las Vegas, Nev.; Arleen McWilliams of Bloomfield, N.Y.; sister, Shirley Russell of Olean; brother, Merle Kyser of Tucson, Ariz.; six grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
Friends will be received on Friday at the Halwig Funeral Home, 117 Hamilton Street, Olean from 1 to 3 p.m. Graveside committal service with military honors will follow at Allegany Cemetery.
Memorial may be made to Comstock Hospice, 1225 West State Street, Olean, N.Y. 14760.

PEARL BEATRICE COOGAN 
HORNELL - Pearl Beatrice Coogan, beloved wife of Ralph Coogan and mother of Ralph "Jim" Coogan, Frederick Coogan and Teresa Jaycox, died Thursday evening (June 15, 2000) at her home.
Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main Street, Hornell. Funeral service arrangements are incomplete.
A complete obituary will appear Sunday in the Spectator.

DON KENNELL 
ARKPORT - Don Kennell, 64, of 8150 Lisman Lane, died early today (June 16, 2000) at his home.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, Hornell, will be announced in Sunday's Spectator.

GEORGE A. DODD 
MESA, Ariz. - George A. Dodd, 84, passed away Sunday (June 4, 2000).
He was born Oct. 16, 1915, in Salamanca, and resided in Hornell, until moving to Mesa, Ariz., in Oct. 1975.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and spent 41 years of faithful and conscientious service working for the Erie Lackawanna Railroad.
George was the loving husband of Audrey Haynes for 64 years. He was devoted to his family, daughter Julie and her husband, Keith Benjamin; and daughter, Evy and her husband Phil Hartley; grandchildren, Amy and Erica Benjamin, Larry and wife Amanda, Christopher, and Jeff Hartley; great grandchildren, Kyra and Nathan Hartley; his son, Larry, died at age seven. He is survived by sister Alice; brothers, Floyd and Donald.
His brothers, Louie and Harry predeceased him.
George was a very hard worker, a responsible citizen, and loved helping others. He was also a great sports enthusiast, and golf was a passion. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, and Hornell High School Alumni Association.
George requested no visitation or public services.
Contributions may be made to the Hornell High School Alumni Association, P.O. Box 135, Hornell, N.Y. 14843.

GERTRUDE SIMS CALLAGHAN 
FAIRPORT - Gertrude Sims Callaghan, formerly of North Hornell, died June 11, 2000, at the age of 98. She was the widow of Henry Burdette Callaghan, who died in 1944.
For many years she was hostess at the Hornell Country Club, until she became a housemother at Delta Chi Sorority in Alfred.
After the death of her parents, she moved to Fairport, N.Y. in the mid- '70s.
She was predeceased by her brothers Earl, Jeffrey and Jack and by her sister Mary Elizabeth Sims of Hornell.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and Ted Wheeler of Fairport; Billie and George Botti of Huntington, Long Island; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister-in-law Miriam Callaghan of Hornell.
Mrs. Callaghan's father, Harry W. Sims was, for several years, foreman of the Composing Room at the Hornell Evening Tribune.
A graveside service will be held at Hope Cemetery, Hornell at the convenience of the family.

NELLIE M. DICKINSON 
ROCHESTER - Nellie M. Dickinson, 87, a long time resident of Hornell, died Saturday (June 10, 2000) in Rochester, where she had lived for the last five years.
For 40 years, Miss Dickinson was well-known by two generations of students in Hornell High School, where she taught science and for the last 15 years of her career was the guidance director. She retired in 1974.
Active in the community, education, and church life of Hornell, she was a past president of the Fortnightly Club; a past president of Delta Kappa Gamma, honorary education society; and a former member of the Board of Directors of Campfire Girls. Miss Dickinson was a member of United Presbyterian Church, where she served as an elder.
Survivors include two sisters, Elizabeth Dickinson of Rochester; Dorothy D. Stevens of Wilmington, Del.; a brother, John E. of East Aurora; two nieces and two nephews; a great niece and six great nephews.
Graveside services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

JOSEPH CHOURET 
WARSAW - Joseph Chouret, 92, of Brooklyn Street, died Monday (June 12, 2000) at home.
He was born Jan. 6,1908 in New York City, son of the late Leon and Matilda Touiletti Chouret. Mr. Chouret was employed for over 30 years with the former Pavilion Natural Gas Co. He retired in 1973 as a foreman for the company. He was a member of St. Michael's Church, Warsaw; The Loyal Order of the Moose No. 560, Warsaw; the Wyoming Co. Veterans Club, Warsaw and was an avid bowler and card player.
He was predeceased by his wife Rose in 1993.
Surviving are one brother-in-law John (Helen) Nasca of Warsaw; one sister-in-law, Josephine DiGuardi of Summerfield, Fla.; and several nieces.
Friends may call Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, 246 North Main Street, Warsaw. Prayers will be said Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Church in Warsaw. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Mt. Morris.
Memorials may be made to the Warsaw Rescue Squad or St. Michael's School, Warsaw.

DARLENE M. WAITE 
COHOCTON - Darlene M. Waite, 46, of 38 South Main Street, died Sunday (June 11, 2000) in Noyes Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
Darlene was born Oct. 19, 1953 in Bath, the daughter of Howard and Betty Lyon Quanz and was a Cohocton resident most of her life. She married George Waite on Aug. 2, 1997, who survives.
She was employed at Moore-Cottrel in N. Cohocton and was presently employed at the Wayland-Cohocton Central School.
Darlene is survived by her husband, George; her mother, Betty Quanz of Cohocton; one sister, Sheryl (Michael) Moore of Atlanta; one brother, Jack (Anita) Quanz of Bath; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 West Naples Street, Wayland. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zion Lutheran Church, Cohocton, with Rev. David Bernard officiating. Interment will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Cohocton.
Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

ERNEST J. HALL 
NUNDA - Ernest J. Hall, 66, of Kendall Road, passed away Thursday afternoon (June 8, 2000) in Strong Memorial Hospital following a long illness.
He was born in Wallace, On June 6, 1934, a son of the late Wilbur and Leona Cobb Hall. On Oct. 3, 1954, he was married to Patricia Babcock, who survives.
Ernest worked for the Kennedy Farm for 22 years. He also had worked for the Dansville Press before his retirement. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, fishing, and being outdoors.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Pat, are his three sons, Ed Hall and Floyd Hall both of South Carolina; Morris Hall of Nunda; five daughters, Patricia Jones of South Carolina; Star Bassett of West Sparta; Melany Brooker and Tanya Hall both of Nunda; Leanna Hall of Dalton; a sister, Stella O'Brien of Delevan; his mother-in-law, Isabelle Totton of Dansville; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Hindle Funeral Home, 271 Main Street, Dansville, where services will be held at the completion of calling hours at 11 a.m. Interment will be in South Sparta Cemetery, Sparta.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to Ronald McDonald House, 333 Westmoreland Drive, Rochester, N.Y. 14620.DEBORAH D. KNAPP

CANISTEO - Deborah D. Knapp, 27, of McAuley Manor, formerly of 3 Fourth Street, died Thursday (June 8, 2000) at St. James Mercy Hospital following a long illness.
Deborah was born March 22, 1973 in Dansville, to Alan and Susan Snowman Knapp. She was predeceased by her father on March 30, 1995. She was a graduate of Canisteo Central School, class of 1993, had attended the First Presbyterian Church in Canisteo and was president of residence council at McAuley Manor.
Survivors include her mother, Susan Knapp of Arlington, Va.; two brothers, Richard (LouAnn) Knapp of New Mexico: James Knapp of Canisteo; three sisters, Wendy (Michael) Bartholomew and Jean (Louis) Sterns both of Hornell; Barbara (Edward) Wagner of Mooresville, N.C.; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and several cousins.
Friends may call Sunday June 11 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Canisteo, where funeral services will be held Monday June 12 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Brian Diffenbacher officiating.
Memorials in the name of Deborah Knapp may be made to McAuley Manor, Bethesda Drive, Hornell, N.Y. 14843.

JOHN A. YEDINAK 
HORNELL - John A. Yedinak, 64, died Wednesday (June 7, 2000) as a result of injuries he sustained in a tractor accident at his home at 6360 County Road 29.
Funeral arrangements with the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. in Hornell are incomplete.
A complete obituary will appear Sunday in the Spectator.

SHERWOOD W. VINCENT 
FREMONT/ SOUTH DANSVILLE - Sherwood W. Vincent, 65, of County Rte. 46, passed away Wednesday (June 7, 2000) at Noyes Memorial Hospital, where he was taken after being stricken at home.
He was born May 3, 1935 in Jamestown, the son of the late Wilton and Blanche (Olson) Vincent. Sherwood was married June 2, 1956 to Barbara H. (Simmons) Vincent, who he has been married to for 44 years.
Sherwood was a self employed long haul truck driver, owning and operating his own trucking business for many years. He was a former member of the South Dansville Masonic Lodge and South Dansville Fire Dept. Sherwood enjoyed hunting, motorcycle and four wheeler riding, and had a great love for the outdoors, especially watching sunsets.
Besides his wife, Barbara, he is survived by a son, Paul Vincent of Owego; three daughters, Phyllis (Andy) Honious of New Baden , Ill.; Susan Frazier of Arkport; Teresa (Samuel) Repass of Mt. Morris; seven grandchildren, Christopher, Nathaniel, and Matthew Honious all of New Baden, Ill; Nicholas and Jennifer Frazier of Arkport; Sammy Repass of Mt. Morris; and Melissa Brisbane of Lakeville, N.Y.; and many cousins.
Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Chamberlin Funeral Home Inc., 73 Main Street, Dansville, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Gary Wichard officiating. Burial will be in Arkport Cemetery, Arkport.
Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the family.

DEVIN EUGENE JEFFORDS 
DALTON - Devin Eugene Jeffords, died Sunday (June 4, 2000).
He was predeceased by grandfather, Harold Jeffords and step grandfather Randy Spencer.
He is survived by his mother and father, Milisa and Tim of Dalton; brother, Timothy Jr.; sisters, Molly and Jessica; maternal grandparents, Keith and Donna Parthemer of Dalton; paternal grandmother, Sarah Spencer of Dalton; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at the Union Cemetery at 2 p.m., Pastor Kenneth Dole officiating.
Arrangements by Mann's Funeral Home in Nunda.

WILLIAM J. HULBERT JR. 
WOODHULL - William J. Hulbert Jr., 81, of 1165 Symonds Road, passed away Sunday (June 4, 2000) at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira.
Born in the Town of Troupsburg on Oct. 31, 1918, he was the son of William Jay and Inez Leach Hulbert.
A graduate of Middletown High School, Middletown, he was a retired self-employed dairy farmer and electrician. He was a communicant of St. Catherine's Church of Addison. He married Gloria Libramento, April 29, 1950, she survives.
Also surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Mary and David Bartalsky of Waterbury, Conn.; sons and daughters-in-law, Matthew and Lisa Hulbert of Princeton, N.J.; James and Sherri Hulbert of Ridgefield, Conn.; two grandchildren, Laura Dobos and Michael Bartalsky; his brother, Lee Hulbert Sr. of Middletown, N.Y.; his sisters, Gertrude Margeson of Woodhull; Doris Brennan of Glens Falls, N.Y., several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his son, Jay Francis Hulbert; brothers, Warren and Lawrence Hulbert; sister, Bernice Morris.
Friends may call Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the H.P Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street, Woodhull. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Gerald T. O'Connor at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Catherine's Church. Burial will be in St. Catherine's Cemetery.
The family will furnish flowers. Memorials will be received for St. Catherine's Trust Fund, the Troupsburg Ambulance Corp. or the Arnot Ogden Dialysis Unit.

E. THURBER WELLS 
NAPLES - E. Thurber Wells, 80, passed away Saturday (June 3, 2000).
He was born on Nov. 2, 1919, in Atlanta, N.Y., the son of Harry and Dora Wells. Thurber married Doris Burley on Aug. 22, 1944. He retired from the Gunlocke Chair Factory as a foreman in 1985.
He is survived by his wife Doris of Naples; two sons, Dale and Kevin Wells, both of Naples; two grandchildren; a brother, Dey Wells of Naples; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 on Tuesday at the Baird-Moore Funeral Home in Naples, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Rose Ridge Cemetery in Naples.
Contribution to the Naples Ambulance, Box 671, Naples, N.Y. 14512 or the Naples Babe Ruth.

CALVIN J. MILLER 
WAYLAND - Calvin J. Miller, 78, of 91 Loon Lake Road, died May 22, 2000.
Friends are invited to attend graveside services Saturday at 2 p.m. in North Loon Lake Cemetery, Emmo Road, Wayland, with Rev. Thomas Montgomery officiating.
Arrangements are by St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, Wayland.

MAURITA DALLAPORTAS MATTOON 
VISALIA, Calif. - Maurita Dallaportas Mattoon passed away on May 24, 2000 at the age of 97.
She was born in Wayland, on Jan. 13, 1903. Maurita married Steve Dallaportas in 1922; he preceded her in death in 1934. In 1958, she married Ernest Mattoon, who preceded her in death in 1962. For the past 27 years, she had made her home in Visalia.
Maurita owned and operated an ice cream parlor for several years. After selling her business, she became a payroll clerk for W.H. Gunlocke Chair Company. After moving to California, she worked for Pacific Mutual Life Insurance. She was a member of the Visalia Christian Church and a past matron, Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include a son, LaVerne Dallaportas of Orlando, Fla.; daughters, Barbara Dunbar and Helen Hutchins, both of Visalia; step children, Charlotte Weaver of Fremont; Eleanor Archer of Benson, Ariz; Sandy Mosman of Tucson, Ariz.; Willy Mattoon of Tucson, Texas; brother, Harry (Josaline) Robinson of Ventura, Calif.; sister-in-law, Vera Robinson of Wayland; five grandsons, Cliff Dunbar of Visalia; Steve Dunbar of Brisbane, Calif.; David Dallaportas of Bath; Mark Dallaportas of Sorrento, Fla.; Robert Dallaportas of DeBarry, Fla.; one granddaughter, Judy Pebbles of Visalia, Calif.; 12 great grandchildren; several step grandchildren and great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The services are pending at the Wayland Cemetery, Wayland.
Memorial donations may be made to Wayland Historical Society, Box 494, Wayland, N.Y. 24572 or the donor's favorite charity.
Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral Service, 603 No. Court, Visalia, Calif. 93291.

BERTHA A. CHILSON 
DANSVILLE - Bertha A. Chilson, 86, of State Rte. 36, died today (June 1, 2000) at the East Side Nursing Home in Warsaw, following a long illness.
Mrs. Chilson was born Aug. 18, 1913, in Westfield, Pa., the daughter of Joseph Martin and Lena Belle Proudy Bost.
She had worked in the food service dept. of Monroe County Correctional Facility in Rochester for many years.
Mrs. Chilson is survives by one daughter, Mrs. Helen (Robert) Gardner of Hornell, one sister, Mary Shonda of Trumbul, Conn.; six grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her fist husband, Clifford Robbins; daughter, Ella Plunkett; four sisters, Minnie and Susie Bost, Helen Decker and Virginia Burment; one brother, Floyd Bost.
Friends may call Saturday from 12-2 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Sons, Inc. Funeral Home in Canisteo, where services will be held immediately following calling hours at 2 p.m.. the Rev. Carl Chamberlain officiating. Burial will be in the Champlin Cemetery in Westfield, Pa.

GERALD J. MICHEL 
WAYLAND - Gerald J. Michel, 76, of 300 E. Naples Street, died Dec. 27, 1999.
Friends are invited to attend a graveside service Saturday at 9 a.m. in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Wayland.
Arrangements are by St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, Wayland.

JOSEPH A. LEHMAN 
ALFRED STATION - Joseph A. Lehman, 58, of 5998 State Rte. 21, died Wednesday (May 31, 2000) at St. James Mercy Hospital, following a long illness.
Born January 9, 1942 in Hornell, the son of Otto and Eileen France Lehman, he was married Nov. 6, 1966 in Warsaw to the former Jennifer S. Krotz, who survives. He was predeceased by a brother, Lawrence (Larry) Lehman of Canisteo in 1999.
He resided his early life in Arkport and was a graduate of Arkport Central School. Following his tour of duty with the U.S. Army, he became a route salesman for W.W. Giese Corp. of Hornell, where he was employed for 33 years.
Joe was a resident of Alfred Station for the past 32 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing and gardening.
Survivors besides his wife include five daughters, Teresa Lehman of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Barbara (William) Russell of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; Karen (Jerome) Curley of Shiprock, N.M.; Christine Lehman of Orlando, Fla.; Jennifer (John) Yeager of Coudersport, Pa.; a sister, Nancy Allington of Corning; five brothers, James (Jeanette) Lehman and Thomas Lehman both of Canisteo; Kenneth (Annette) Lehman and Charles (Dorthea) Lehman, both of Arkport; Frederic (Eilen) Lehman of Hornell, four grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Robertson Funeral Home, Inc. Hornell, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. Kenneth Chroniger officiating. Burial in Arkport Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Mercy Foundation Cancer Treatment Services, 411 Canisteo Street, Hornell, N.Y. 14843.

LORRAINE WILLIAMS 
HORNELL - Lorraine Williams, 85, formerly of 7560 Airport Road, died Tuesday morning (May 30, 2000) at the Elder Care Home, where she has resided for the past 14 months.
Born Dec. 21, 1914, in Medford, Wis., she was the daughter of Frank and Hulda (Hug) Gall. She graduated from high school in Medford but had lived most of her life in the Hornell area.
Lorraine was employed as a waitress at the former Big Elms Restaurant in Hornell for over 30 years. She was a communicant of St. Ann's Church and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and also the Ladies of Columbus. She was also a former member of the Women of the Moose and had served as Senior Regent.
On Sept. 5, 1938, she married Howard "Howdy" Williams, who died Oct. 22, 1999. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Marvin Gall and Franklin Gall.
Surviving are two sons, Robert (Donna) Williams of Arkport; Charles "Chuck" (Linda) Williams of Cohocton; one daughter, Sharon (Jim) Northup of Wayne; two sisters, Rita (Herbert) Georg and Doris Dable, all of Medford, Wis.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
The family of Lorraine Williams will receive friends on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church Street, Hornell. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Ann's Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Lorraine's name may be made to St. Ann's School, 27 Erie Avenue, Hornell, N.Y. 14843. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

FRANCIS L. BROWN 
ANDOVER - Francis L. Brown, 83, of 13 West Greenwood St., died Monday (May 29, 2000) at home.
He was born April 13, 1917 in Hornell, a son of Lynn and Florence Northrup Brown. In 1946 in Buffalo, he married the former Jean Halsey of Andover, who survives.
Educated in Hornell, Mr. Brown served with the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific theater. A former employee of Wholesale Bread Co. of Olean, he had worked maintaining bridges and buildings for the Erie Railroad for over 30 years and retired in 1983.
He was a member of the Andover American Legion, he was a long time member of the Monday night bowling league in Wellsville, a former member of the Andover Rod and Gun Club, and a former member of the Serenity Hills golf club.
Surviving besides his wife Jean, is a daughter, Diane (Joseph) Neri of Hopkinton, Mass.; grandson, Joseph Neri also of Hopkinton; granddaughter, Elizabeth Neri of Hopkinton; granddaughter, Valerie (Jonathan) Boubel of Portland, Maine; granddaughter, Jennifer Shuttleworth of Maynard, Mass. and her fiance, Joe Deluca also of Maynard; a great grandson, Zachary Boubel of Portland, Maine; sisters-in-law, Betty (Art) Havens of Wellsville; Delores (William) Richmond of Stannards; many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mulholland-Swan Funeral Home, Inc. in Andover. Funeral services will be held there Thursday at 2 p.m. with pastor Dan Kenyon of the Wellsville Bible Church officiating. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery in Andover.
Memorials may be made to Comstock Hospice, West State Street, Olean, N.Y. 14760 or to the Andover Volunteer Rescue Squad.

JUNE K. MATTISON 
TROUPSBURG - June K. Mattison, 66, of Crescent City, Fla., and Troupsburg, passed away Sunday (May 28, 2000) at Crescent City due to an auto accident.
Born in Big Flats, N.Y., on June 7, 1933, she was the daughter of Harry and Beatrice Holmes Kimble.
June was a former medical secretary at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell, and was presently employed at the Winn-Dixie Super Market in Crescent City.
She married Edward L. Mattison, June 19, 1948; he survives.
Also surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Edward L. Jr. and Joan Mattison of Troupsburg; Gary D. and Carol Mattison of Lindley; W. Scott Mattison of Greenville, S.C.; Robert W. and Sandra Mattison of Jasper; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Jerry Gunn of Troupsburg; Debra and Raymond Gausline Jr. of Elkland, Pa.; Lori Hoyt of Hornell; Patti and Walter Beard of Osceola, Pa.; brothers Donald Kimble of Horseheads; Paul Kimble of Buffalo; Douglas Kimble of Troupsburg; David Kimble of Loveland, Colo.; Daniel Kimble of Duncannon, Pa.; her sister, Shirley Tymel of Columbus, Texas; 30 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Carl Kimble.
Friends may call Thursday 5 to 8 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street, Woodhull. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday at the East Troupsburg Church with Rev. Donald Hulbert officiating. Burial will be in Chenango Cemetery.

LEWIS C. BOONE 
HORNELL/ BRANCHPORT - Lewis C. Boone, 68, of 389 South Division St., died early Sunday (May 28, 2000) at Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira.
Born in Hornell, Feb. 15, 1932, a son of Harris and Ruth Baker Boone. Lewis lived most of his life in the Hornell area.
Lewis graduated Hornell High School, class of 1950 and later graduated from Alfred State College. He had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. On July 4, 1958, Lewis married Martha Ward, who survives. He had been employed as an engineer for the former Erie Lackawanna Railroad and Conrail, retiring in 1994.
He was predeceased by a brother, Earl Boone in 1993.
Surviving in addition to his wife Martha are two daughters, Kathleen Boone- Ives of Brockport; Pamela Boone (Robert Chapman) of Hornell; two sons Jeffrey (Brenda) Boone of Hornell; James Boone of Hornell; two sisters, Lauretta Holden of California; Esther Ellis of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren, Nicholas Boone and Nathaniel Chapman of Hornell; Scott Ives of Brockport; Justin and Hannah Boone of Hornell; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
At Lewis's request there will be no public calling hours, a memorial service for family and friends will be held Saturday (June 3, 2000) at 11 a.m. at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home in Hornell.
Those wishing to remember Lewis may make memorial contributions to the Hornell Alumni Association, P.O. Box 135, Hornell, N.Y. 14843, The South Hornell Fire Dept., P.O. Box 361, Hornell or to a charity of the donors choice.

GENEVIEVE N. SCHUSLER 
BATH - Genevieve N. Schusler, of 214 Burton St., passed away Monday (May 29, 2000) at Ira Davenport Hospital, where she had been a patient for the past two weeks.
She was the daughter of Robert and Myrtle Rouse of Wallace, N.Y. Genevieve was a graduate of Avoca Central High School. For the past 54 years, she has been the wife of and is survived by, Gerald J. Schusler.
They had resided in Kanona for 32 years and have been residents of Bath for 18 years. They both are members of the United Methodist Church in Kanona.
Genevieve retired from the Veterans Administration Medical Center after 30 years of service as a medical administrative assistant. She was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and the New York State and National Federation of Republican Women. She was also a volunteer at the Ira Davenport Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Gerald Schusler; a brother, Roger (Elizabeth) Rouse of Wallace; a niece, Donna (Roy) Ulmer of Schenectady, N.Y.; a nephew, Gorman Wheaton of Binghamton; several great-nieces and great nephews.
Genevieve was predeceased by her sister, Onalee Wheaton in 1996.
A private service will be conducted at the convenience of the family with Rev. Edward Howe officiating. Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Genevieve's name may be made to the United Methodist Church of Kanona or the Bath Ambulance Corps.
Arrangements are by Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath.

PATRICK T. HANRAHAN 
HORNELL - Patrick T. Hanrahan, 43, of 19 Linwood Ave., Buffalo, formerly of Hornell, died unexpectedly Sunday (May 28, 2000) at Buffalo General Hospital.
Born in Hornell on Oct. 9, 1956, he was the son of James F. Hanrahan and the late Lauretta (Donnellan) Hanrahan.
Patrick was a graduate of St. Ann's School and also Hornell High School. He later attended both SUNY Geneseo and Niagara University. While in Hornell, he was a communicant of St. Ann's Church. For the past 18 years, he resided in Buffalo and was employed as manager of Allied Publishing Company of Buffalo.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lauretta (Donnellan) Hanrahan who died in 1976.
Surviving are his father and step-mother, James F. and Theresa Hanrahan of Hornell; two sisters, Sheila (Dennis) Kaplan of Silver Springs, Md.; Mary Alice (Joe) Schmidt of Rochester; his aunt, Dolores Lamb of Hornell; his nieces and nephews, Brandon Kaplan, Michael Kaplan, Emily Schmidt, Sarah Schmidt, and Tanner Schmidt.
There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Ann's Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Patrick's name may be made to St. Ann's School, 27 Erie Ave., Hornell, N.Y. 14843.
Funeral arrangements are in care of Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell.

LEWIS C. BOONE 
HORNELL/ BRANCHPORT - Lewis C. Boone, 68, of 389 South Division Street, died early Sunday (May 28, 2000) at Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira.
Born in Hornell, Feb. 15, 1932, a son of Harris and Ruth Baker Boone. Lewis lived most of his life in the Hornell area.
Lewis graduated Hornell High School, class of 1950, and later graduated from Alfred State College. He had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. On July 4, 1958, Lewis married Martha Ward who survives. He had been employed as an engineer for the former Erie Lackawanna Railroad and Conrail, retiring in 1994.
He was predeceased by a brother, Earl Boone, in 1993.
Surviving in addition to his wife Martha are two daughters, Kathleen Boone-Ives of Brockport; Pamela Boone (Robert Chapman) of Hornell; two sons, Jeffrey (Brenda) Boone of Hornell; James Boone of Hornell; two sisters, Lauretta Holden of California; Esther Ellis of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren, Nicholas Boone and Nathaniel Chapman of Hornell; Scott Ives of Brockport; Justin and Hannah Boone of Hornell; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
At Lewis's request there will be no public calling hours, a memorial service for family will be held Saturday, June 3, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home in Hornell.
Those wishing to remember Lewis may make memorial contributions to the Hornell Alumni Association, P.O. Box 135, Hornell, N.Y. 14843, the South Hornell Fire Dept., P.O. Box 361, Hornell, 14843 or to a charity of the donors choice.

CHARLES J. CORNISH 
HORNELL - Charles J. Cornish, 74, of 23 Clay Street, died Sunday (May 28, 2000) at St. James Mercy Hospital.
Born in Hornell, Aug. 15, 1925, a son of James and Althea Woodworth Cornish, he had resided his entire life in Hornell. He had been employed by the former Hornell Woodworking for John Patton in the construction of National Homes, and retired from Hornell Cable Company in 1988.
Charles served in Newfoundland with the U.S. Army from 1946-1947. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hornell.
He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Lorow Cornish on June 12, 1999 and one brother, Ronnie Cornish.
Surviving are his mother, Althea Cornish of Hornell; three daughters, Susan (Ralph) VanDerLinden of Hornell; Patricia (Gary) Norton of Hornell; Kay (Daniel) Smith of Hornell; two sons, William Cornish of Hornell; Donald (Kathleen) Cornish of Erie, Pa.; two brothers, Lee (Eleanor) Cornish of Hornell; Robert (Jan) Cornish of Howard; five granddaughters, Tina (Mathew) Mercier, Beth Norton, Colleen Norton, Rachel Cornish, and Traci Smith; two grandsons, Andrew Norton and Kevin Cornish; five great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will be present to receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo Street, Hornell. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church, corner of Church and Genesee streets, Hornell, on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev Michael R. Childs officiating. Burial will be in Rural Cemetery, Hornell.
Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church, 28 Church Street, Hornell, N.Y. 14843.


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