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Elden C. Covell
BATH | Edwin C. Covell, 78, of 101 E. Steuben St., passed away 
Sunday, February 10, 2002 at the Veterans Administration 
Medical Center, Bath, NY.
He was born December 29, 1923 in Bath, NY to George and 
Gertrude Bates Covell, Sr.
Elden retired after 30 years of service as an Electrician for 
Westinghouse, Bath, NY. He served in the Army in WWII as a 
medic from 1943 to 1946. He was a member of the Mitchellsville 
Methodist Church, the VFW, and served on the Board of the Bath 
Fair Association.
Elden is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Seager Covell; 
his three children: Donald (Ellen) Pilgrim of Bath, NY, 
Shirley Jean (Oliver) Cross of Renova, PA and Robert A. 
(Linda) Covell of Bath, NY; nine grandchildren; nine 
great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his two brothers, Henry Richard Covell 
and George C. Covell, Jr. 
Friends may call at Seager-Jones Funeral Home, 4 E. Washington 
St., Bath, NY on Wednesday, February 13th from 9:00-11:00 AM 
and 1:00-3:00 PM with the funeral service to immediately 
follow at 3:00 PM. Burial will be in Mitchellsville Cemetery, 
Mitchellsville, NY.



 Phillip Edward Crimmer 
WAYNE, NY | Phillip Edward Crimmer, devoted husband and 
father, age 80 of Wayne, NY passed away Thursday, February 28, 
2002 at Corning Hospital.
Phillip was born February 15, 1922 in Utica, NY the son of 
Phillip J. and Ellen Wandley Crimmer. He married Elizabeth 
Jones on November 14, 1946 at St. Francis Church in Utica, NY. 
He served in the US Army during WWII where he received a 
Bronze Star award. Phillip was a communicant of St. Vincent de 
Paul Church of Corning and later St. Stanislaus Church of 
Bradford, NY. He retired from Bell Telephone in 1981, and was 
a member of the Wayne American Legion, Bath Country Club, Penn 
Yan Elks Lodge, Telephone Pioneer. He was also a former 
assistant boy scout master for troop 63, an avid golfer, NY 
Giants fan and enjoyed camping.
Surviving is his loving wife of 55 years, Betty Crimmer; 
children: Joyce Asiello of Jersey Shore, PA, James (Kathleen) 
Crimmer of Corning, Kathleen (Joseph) Coleman of Southport and 
Nancy (Ronald) Ackerman of Pine City; grandchildren: Albert 
“A. J.” Asiello, Daniel Asiello, Phillip Asiello, Beth 
Crimmer, Erin Crimmer, Matthew Coleman, Andrew Coleman, Brian 
Comstock and Patrick Comstock.
Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral 
Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning on Saturday, March 2, 2002 
from 5-7:30 PM. Funeral Service will follow at the funeral 
home 7:30 PM. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning.
Memorial donations, in Mr. Crimmer’s name, may be directed to 
Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning or 
American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Rd. North, Rochester, NY 
14609.



 Laura E.  Crocker 
BATH, NY | Laura E Crocker, 86, of 107 Cruger Street, passed 
away Friday March 1, 2002 at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital, 
Bath, NY .
She was born November 8, 1915 in Bath, NY to Samuel and Emily 
Willys Dobbin. Laura formerly worked for several years at the 
Bath Book Store, Bath, NY. She was a member of St. Thomas 
Episcopal Church, Bath, NY and the wine country Senior 
Citizens.
She is survived by her five children; Delbert (Jeanetta) 
Crocker of Bath, NY, Betty Ann (Roger) Burdin of Avoca, NY 
Charles W. (Mary) Crocker of Bath, NY, Norine (Gerald) Slayton 
of Bath, NY, and Linda (Gunter) Weichenthal of Penn Yan, NY; 
ten grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and three 
nephews.
Laura was predeceased by her husband, Charles Crocker in 1979 
and two sisters, Ruth McGlenn and Jane Aeschbacher.
Friends may call at Seager-Jones Funeral Home, 4 E Washington 
St. Bath, NY Sunday March 3rd from 2:00-4:00PM and 7:00-9:00 
PM. Funeral services will be Monday March 4, at 11:00AM with 
Rev. Dennis Wienk officiating. Burial will be in Nondaga 
Cemetery, Bath, NY.
Donations can be made to Bath Ambulance Corp., Bath, NY. 



 Lynn H. "Pat" Curtis 
HAMMONDSPORT, NEW YORK | L. H. “Pat” Curtis, of 21 Liberty 
Street (formerly of Portland, Or and Scottsdale, AZ) died 
Thursday, March 14, 2002 at his residence following a brief 
bout with cancer. He and his wife shared in the joy of 
operating Gramma’s House Bed & Breakfast in Hammondsport.
Pat was born March 17, 1933 in Rapid City, South Dakota, a son 
of Al and Mildred Curtis. He married Marilyn Jones of Enid, 
Oklahoma, February 13, 1955. Pat graduated from Jefferson High 
School, Portland State College, and received his master’s 
degree from Arizona State University. He also attended the 
University of Oregon and was an Airborne Ranger with the 508th 
Airborne Regimental Combat Team. 
Pat taught physics and chemistry and coached football at 
Arcadia and Saguaro High Schools in Scottsdale, AZ from 1966 
until his retirement in 1993. He was active in youth programs.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; 2 daughters, Nancy 
Jefferson of Leesburg, VA and Jenni (Ralph) Rogers of Queen 
Creek, AZ; 2 sons, Patrick of Hammondsport and Casey of 
Tucson, AZ; a brother, Richard (Cheryl) of Vancouver, WA; a 
sister, Sandra (Mark) of Pittsburgh, PA; a daughter-in-law, 
Toni Curtis of Hammondsport, and eight grandchildren and 1 
great grandchild.
Calling hours are Monday, 6-9 pm at the LaMarche Funeral Home, 
35 Main Street, Hammondsport, where funeral services will be 
held Tuesday at 11 am, Rev. Sandra Curtis officiating.
Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Southern 
Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.



 Sara  Davies
FRESNO, CA | Sara Davies, age 79, a long time resident of 
Corning passed away on Monday, March 11th, 2002 at Fresno, 
California. She was born on September 29th, 1922 in Corning, 
New York,, the daughter of the late Jay and Leona McUmber. She 
has one sister, Leora Stratton, nieces and nephews of Corning.
She was the wife of Albert Davies whom she has been with for 
65 years. They were married April 5th, 1942 in Corning, New 
York. She was a homemaker and worked at the family business of 
Davies Gulf on Pulteney St. and Davies Liquor on Market 
Street. She and her husband retired at the age of 60 and 
relocated to 6306 N. Delbert St., Fresno, CA 93722.
They have two children Don Davies of Pismo Beach, CA and 
Gloria Davies of Fowler, CA. They also have grandchildren, 
Debbie Valley of Sarasota, FL, Tammy Pope and husband, Jim of 
Vancouver, Canada, Joe Valley and wife Kelly of Richmond, CA, 
Michael Davies and wife Cynthia of Fowler, CA and Kristin 
Jerkovich and husband Jim of Fresno, CA; great grandchildren, 
Brittaney Rowe of Sarasota, FL, Nikita and Jimmy Pope of 
Vancouver, Canada, Drew and Danielle Davies of Fowler, CA and 
Jackson Jerkovich of Fresno, CA.
Friends and family will miss her very much because of her 
kindness and loving ways.
Graveside services for Sara will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at San 
Joaquin National Cemetery in Santa Nella, CA. Arrangements are 
under the direction of Abbey Funeral and Crematory Services of 
Fresno. 



 Angeline  Davis 
ELKLAND, PA | Angeline Davis, 92, of Elkland, PA, died 
Thursday, May 16, 2002 in Greensburg, PA.
Born November 19, 1909, in Galeton, PA, she was the daughter 
of Joseph and Josephine DeSantis Signorelli.
She was married to Virgil L. Davis, who predeceased her in 
1975. She owned and operated Davis Variety Store in Elkland 
for many years. She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church 
in Elkland.
Surviving are: a son, Virgil J. Davis of Johnstown, PA; three 
granddaughters, Karen Davis of Johnstown, PA, Michelle LaBuda 
of McKees Rocks, PA, and Lisa Davis of Johnstown, PA, and two 
great-granddaughters, Jessica LaBuda and Casey LaBuda. 
Friends may call Sunday, May 19th from 3:00 - 5:00PM at the 
Collins-Olney Funeral Home, Galeton, PA, where the Rosary will 
be recited at 5:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 
celebrated 10:00AM, Monday in St. Bibiana Church, Galeton, 
with the Rev. Brian E. Vossler as Celebrant. Burial will be in 
West Hill Cemetery, Galeton.



 Edward J. Dean
CORNING, NY | Edward J. Dean, devoted husband, father, brother 
and grandfather, age 74 of Corning, passed away peacefully 
Sunday, February 10, 2002 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira, 
NY. Ed was born April 4, 1927 in Wellsville, NY to the late 
Jerome and Catherine Baker Dean. 
He was predeceased by his brothers: William, Richard and James 
Dean.
He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Aurella Dean; 
daughters: Margaret Summerville and husband James of 
Vandergrift, PA, Kathleen Dean of Rochester, NY and Karen Dean 
of Corning, NY; son: Edward Dean, Jr. and fiancee` , Sandy 
Wrublesky; brothers: Francis Dean and wife Virginia of San 
Leandro, CA, John Dean and wife Wanda of Cuba Lake, NY and 
Thomas Dean and wife Joann of Colorado Springs, CO; sisters: 
Mary Catherine (James) Quinn, Margaret Lagonegro and husband 
Robert of Elmira, NY and Helen Schneble and husband Jack of 
Wellsville, NY; one aunt: Evelyn Devore of Wellsville, NY; 
granddaughters: Kathryn and Emily Summerville of Vandergrift, 
PA; several nieces and nephews and many dear friends.
He was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Vincent de 
Paul Church. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marines, the U.S. 
Marine Corps and the 11th Airborne Division. He attended St. 
Bonaventure University and graduated from Brockport State 
University in 1955 with a BS in Education. He earned an MS in 
Education from Hartford University in 1962. He was employed by 
Corning, Inc. until his retirement in 1990. Following his 
retirement, he started College Prospects, a recruitment 
business which provided college scholarship opportunities for 
high school athletes. He loved sports and was an avid golfer. 
Ed was chairman of the Annual Lions Club Football Dinner for 
East and West High Schools for 21 years.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate his wonderful life 
at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St. in Corning on 
Wednesday, February 13, 2002 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. A Prayer 
Service will be held there on Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 
10:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Vincent 
de Paul Church at 11AM.
Memorials may be made, in Edward’s name, to All Saints 
Academy, 158 State Street, Corning, NY 14830 or Notre Dame 
High School, 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904.



 Alice S. Decker 
ADDISON | Alice S. Decker, 84, of 59 Fairview Hill, Addison 
entered into rest on Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at Founders 
Pavilion.
Alice was born in Corning, New York on November 30, 1917 a 
daughter of George A. and Martha Hymes Space. She was married 
to George E. Decker Sr. on September 6, 1941 in Mansfield, PA. 
He predeceased her on April 9, 1976.
She was a graduate of Corning Northside High School class of 
1935 and Bryant-Stratton Business Institute in 1941. She was 
employed as clerk and bookkeeper for Addison Central School 
retiring in 1980 after 26 years of service.
She is survived by a son, George Decker Jr. of Addison; a 
sister, Martha J. Space of Corning; sisters-in-law, Marjorie 
Northrup and Janice Chase of Florida; several nieces, nephews 
and cousins. She was predeceased by a daughter Joyce Decker in 
1988.
Friends are invited to call on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at 
the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison where funeral 
services will be held Tuesday at 10 am with Rev. William 
Northrup officiating. Burial will be in Addison Rural 
Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Addison Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 
P.O. Box 75 or to Meals on Wheels, c/o Steuben County Office 
of Aging.



 Joyce A.  Degelleke
BATH, NY | Joyce A. DeGelleke, wife of G. Warren DeGelleke, 
formerly of Bath, NY died December 1, 2001 after a long 
eight-year battle with ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease.
A Memorial Service for friends and family will take place at 
11:00 AM on Saturday, May 4, 2002 at Fagan’s Funeral Home, 31 
W. Morris Street, Bath, NY, Reverend John Akers and Reverend 
Dennis Wienk officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The ALS 
Association, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 
91301-5104. 



 Maxine E.  Denson
DRESDEN, NY | Maxine E. Denson age 56 of Dresden, NY died 
Sunday, May 26, 2002 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital.
There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held at 
the convenience of the family.
Memorials may be made, in Maxine’s name, to Mercy Flight, the 
Dresden Fire Dept. or the Yates County Humane Society.
Maxine was born in Waverly, NY on April 15, 1946. She was a 
graduate of Dryden High School and Delhi College. She and her 
husband are the owners of the Dresden Hotel.
She is survived by her husband, Robert M. Denson; daughters, 
Ami (Richard) Gydesen of Evans Mills, NY and Heather (Steve) 
Neuberger of Penn Yan, NY; grandchildren: Amanda and Trevor 
Gydesen, Kaleigh, Gregory and Kendall Neuberger; parents, 
Gerald and Barbara Personeus Estelle of Cortland, NY; brother, 
Michael Estelle of Dryden and sons, Jeremy and Patrick 
Estelle; sister-in-law, Lorraine Estelle of FL and daughter 
Lori Hart; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Eldred and 
Jeanette Denson of Dresden, NY; sister-in-law, Jane (Elwyn) 
Jimerson of Painted Post, NY and children, Steve (Marie Julie) 
Jimerson, Gail (Mike) Watson and Laurie Jimerson; aunt and 
uncle, Winnie and Fuller Allen of Corning and daughter, Marcia 
(David) English; aunt, Karna Markle and children, Warren 
Markle and Debbie Zeller. 
Arrangements with the Townsend-Wood Chapel in Penn Yan, NY.



 Mary Meconi Devereaux 
STATE COLLEGE, PA. | Mary Meconi Devereaux, 93, of State 
College, formerly of Corning, NY, died Saturday May 4, 2002 at 
her residence.
Born May 19, 1908 in Italy, she was the daughter of the late 
Joseph and Rose Inbricca Meconi. On November 6, 1993, she 
married John Paul Devereaux, who survives at home.
She was a member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in State 
College. She retired in 1973 after 37 years as a Certified 
Junior Engineering Technician for Corning Glass Works in 
Corning, New York.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, 
Patricia Millbyer of State College, 2 sisters, Sylvia Baldini 
and Delphine Pierri both of Corning, New York, 2 brothers, 
Toselle F. Meconi of Williamsport, Pat Meconi of Wilmington, 
Delaware, 6 grandchildren, 9 great granchildren and 3 
great-great granchildren. She was predeaceased by a son, 
Francis Orso on August 12, 1980, 1 sister, Johanna Casale and 
1 brother, Rocco Meconi.
Visitation will be on Tuesday May 7 from 6 to 9 PM at the Koch 
Funeral Home, 2401 South Atherton Street, State College. A 
Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday May 8 at 10 AM at Good 
Shepherd Catholic Church, State College with the Rev. Philip 
M. Bender and Pastor Edward H. Putt Sr. officiating. Burial 
will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Williamsport, PA.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Brookline Home Care 
and Hospice 3901 South Atherton, State College, PA 16801.



 Allen L. Dewert 
PAINTED POST | Allen L. DeWert, age 73, of Van Fleet Road, 
Painted Post, NY died Thursday, March 7, 2002 at his home 
after an extended illness. 
Allen was born in Curtis on April 8, 1928 the son of Raymond 
and Edith Hough DeWert. He served in the Army from 1946 to 
1947. Allen was employed by Corning Glass Works as a mechanic, 
and retired with 44 years of active service. He was the 
husband of Gertrude Russell whom he married on October 27, 
1951 in Campbell. He was a member of the Hornby Congregational 
Church and the Campbell American Legion. Allen loved to ride 
motorcycles and collect antique cars and tractors.
Allen’s survivors include his wife, Gertrude at home; two 
sons, Aubrey (Kathy) DeWert of Painted Post, Dylan (Rhonda) 
DeWert of Corning; one brother, Daren (Rhea) DeWert of Haines 
City, FL; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Frank (Delores) 
Russell of Painted Post and Richard (Margaret) Russell of 
Okeckobee, Florida; 3 grandchildren: Jamie, Dylan Jr., and 
Dalton DeWert; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be held on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at 
Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, where 
Funeral Services will be on Tuesday at 11 AM. Burial will be 
in Coopers Plains Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in his name to the Alzheimer’s 
Association-Rochester Chapter, 435 E. Henrietta Road, 
Rochester, NY 14620.



 Robert William Dewert 
LINDLEY | Robert William DeWert, age 57, of 9602 Ryers Creek 
Road, Lindley died Sunday, March 3 at home.
Robert was born in Campbell, NY, December 26, 1944, the son of 
the late Francis and Beatrice (Wagner) DeWert. He was employed 
by Dresser Rand for 27 years as a machinist. He was the 
husband of Donna Smith whom he married on December 31, 1965, 
in Presho, NY. Robert was a fun loving husband, father, 
grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He always had a wise 
crack or joke to say. He enjoyed being secret Santa, a happy 
child made him smile.
He is survived by his wife Donna at home; one daughter, 
Crystal (Kevin) McCannon of Beaver Dams; two sons, Robert 
(Natalie) DeWert of Campbell and Daniel DeWert of Elmira; 
seven sisters: Phyllis Gardner, Elizabeth (Carl) Rosenblatt, 
Joan (Clarence) Lovell, Carol Shaut, Susan (Robert) 
Harshberger, Deborah (Terry) Harndon and Pamela DeWert; ten 
brothers: Francis (Ruth), Kenneth (Shirley), Douglas (Yvonne), 
Lawrence (Faye), John, Thomas (Margaret), Ralph, Charles 
(Tammie), Brian and Dale (Debbie); grandchildren: Christopher 
Kitchens, Robert, Alisa, Daniel, Rachelle and Fawn DeWert, 
Shannon Benjamin, Katherine Miller, Cassandra Church, Beth 
DeWert, Jonathan Hawkins, Douglas Church and Desiree Miller; 3 
great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-4 PM and from 7-9 PM at 
Phillips Funeral Home inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, where 
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM with 
Reverend Matthew Pickering officiating. Burial will be in 
Presho Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be directed to Donna DeWert to help 
with medical expenses. 



 Charlotte B. Dippo 
CORNING | Charlotte B. Dippo, 91, of 426 Watauga Ave., 
Corning, died Friday, March 1, 2002 at Corning Hospital.
She was born October 16, 1910 in Corning the daughter of the 
late George and Margaret (Bierwiler) Bishop.
She was as Registered Nurse at Corning Hospital for over 30 
years.
She is survived by her son, Walter A. Dippo of McGraw, NY; 
daughter, Audrey Goolrick of Anandale, VA; 4 grandchildren: 
Stephanie Hans Schmitt, Meade Goolrick, Julie Savastio and Dr. 
Kim Dippo; 3 great grandchildren, Logan Goolrick, Conner 
Goolrick and Noah Savastio.
Friends are invited to call at the Acly-Stover Funeral Home, 
327 East Second Street, Corning on Sunday, March 3, 2002 from 
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Carol Keller officiating. 
Funeral Services to follow calling hours at 3:00 p.m. 
Interment will be in Hope Cemetery, Corning.



 Neil G. Dobson 
PAINTED POST | Neil G. Dobson, age 59, of Taft Road, Painted 
Post died Sunday, March 24, 2002 at Corning Hospital.
Neil was born on August 15, 1942 in Corning, NY, the son of 
Clifford G. and Winifred E. (Taft) Dobson. He married Dawn E. 
Vetter in Campbell in 1973. Neil was a graduate of Painted 
Post High School where he excelled on the football and 
basketball teams. He entered the Army and served bravely as a 
helicopter crew chief in the Vietnam War. Neil was 
self-employed in the trucking business for thirty years. For 
the next ten years, he was employed by the Teamsters Local 529 
in Elmira retiring from the Howard Delivery Company. After 
retiring in 1998, Neil spent time building and repairing Team 
4 Cars with his son, Jason at Woodhull Raceway. He became a 
proud grandfather three years ago and shared his love of 
tractors, trucks, and the outdoors with Austin. Neil Dobson 
was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend who 
left us with special memories. He was preceded in death by his 
parents and by his sister, Sally Dobson.
He is survived by his wife, Dawn at home; children: Belinda, 
Melissa, and Jason of Painted Post; one grandson, Austin; 
three sisters: Glenda (John) Merrill, Karen Dobson, and Nancy 
(Billy) Congdon; three brothers: Olin (Bonnie) Dobson, Carl 
(Eva) Dobson, and Brian Dobson; and several nieces, nephews, 
cousins, aunts, and uncles.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at 
Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, where 
funeral services will be on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with 
Reverend Judy White officiating. Burial will be in Coopers 
Plains Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association-Finger 
Lakes Region, 1595 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620 in 
Neil’s name.



 Dorothy Frances Drehmer 
CORNING | Dorothy Frances Drehmer , 83 of Corning, passed away 
Thursday, March 7, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in 
Elmira, NY. She was born November 21st, 1918 , the daughter of 
the late Glen and Frances (Markert) Slater.
Dorothy was predeceased by her first husband, Raymond C. 
Soper, her second husband, Harvey E. Drehmer and a son, 
Raymond G. Soper.
She is survived by her children: Dolores J. Soper (Raymond) 
Calhoun of Campbell, Philip H. (Connie) Soper of Montour 
Falls, Frances A. Soper (Glenn) Jacobus of Painted Post, David 
H. (Lucy) Soper of Montour Falls, Stephen P. Soper of Painted 
Post, Kathleen L. Soper (Douglas) Kapral of Painted Post, 
Diane M. Soper of Corning; a daughter-in-law, Beverly Soper of 
Corning, 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Dorothy was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Corning. 
She was a retiree of Corning Inc. She enjoyed spending time 
with her family as a devoted mother and grandmother.
Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral 
Home, 14 E. Pulteney Street, Corning, NY on Sunday, March 10th 
from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A funeral service will be held at the 
funeral home on Monday, March 11th at 11:00 AM with Father 
Francis Davis officiating. Burial, at St. Mary’s Cemetery in 
Corning, will follow the service.



 John L. Driggins, SR. 
Corning - John L. Driggins, SR, 86, of Walnut Street, Corning 
went to be with his Lord Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at Corning 
Hospital. 
He was born November 2, 1915, and was raised in Corning, the 
son of Augustine and Mary (Walker) Driggins. John and Marcia 
(Stout) Driggins were married December 26, 1940, in Watkins 
Glen, NY. 
He was a graduate of Corning Free Academy, Class of 1934. 
He is a legend in local sports with an outstanding career in 
basketball, football and baseball, coaching both girls and 
boys teams in basketball. 
He was an avid bowler and President of the Corning Glass Works 
Bowling Association in 1972.
Due to his love of sports and desire to teach young boys the 
fundamentals of baseball, how to play the game with finesse 
and courage, in the early 1950's, he joined the ranks of Babe 
Ruth League managers, managing and coaching the Rotary ball 
team for 21 years, from 1954-1975 and was a recipient of the 
Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship Award. There wasn't a finer 
coach in the league and to this day, he is respected and 
fondly remembered by his former ball players who gave him 
credit for helping to build their character and mold their 
lives to be successful citizens. 
In 1958, he was chosen as a member of the Citizens Committee 
for passing the bond issue for Carder and Severn Schools; 
1968, he was appointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals and held 
that position for 10 years; 1975, he was appointed a member of 
the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army and was named 
lifetime advisor for his many years of service. He was also 
Chairman of Elsie Clute Committee for Beautification of CFA 
and was a member of the CFA Alumni Council; 1976, he was 
inducted into the Corning-Painted Post Hall of Fame for 
Basketball; 1982, he retired from Corning Glass Works as a 
Supervisor of Chemical Stockroom Laboratory Research 
Department at Sullivan Park; 1989, he was Ordained as Deacon 
in the First Presbyterian Church of Corning; 1990, he received 
his 50 years Service Pin from Corning Glass Works; 1995, He 
was the first Afro-American to receive a 60 year Service Pin 
from Corning Glass Works. He had given many lectures on the 
Black History of Corning through the Historical society. 
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Marcia 
Driggins; his three children, Joyce Ann Hanford, Augustine 
Thomas and John Lewis, JR; a brother, William M. Driggins; six 
grandchildren, Tiana Lyn, Augustine,Sharon, Johnathan, Kicheko 
and Jennifer; 3 great granchildren; several nieces and 
nephews. He was predec eased by 5 sisters, and 3 brothers. 
There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be 
held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 25, 2002 at the First 
Presbyterian Church of Corning with Rev. Robert Boell and Rev. 
Donald Stevenson officiating. Interment will be held at the 
convenience of the family. 
Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army.



 Robert W.  Driscoll 
CORNING | Robert W. Driscoll, 86, husband of Betty Driscoll 
and a native of Corning, New York, died Thursday, May 30, 2002 
at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania after a brief 
illness.
He was born November 23, 1915 in Corning, New York to William 
and Johanna McCarthy Driscoll in his parent’s house at 134 
Columbia Street. Driscoll was a graduate of St. Patrick’s 
Parochial School and Corning Free Academy. During World War II 
he served as a sergeant in the 863rd Antiaircraft Battalion in 
England and France, including the Battle of the Bulge. He was 
awarded the Bronze Star.
On June 19, 1954 he married Betty Hansen and until recently 
they lived at 275 Bridge Street in Corning. He was a 
communicant of St. Vincent’s Church. Together with his 
brother, Adrian, he operated the Standard Dry Cleaning Company 
on Market Street; a business that their father started in 
1924. Robert joined the business in 1933 and worked there for 
50 years, until the brothers closed it at their retirement in 
1983. He was a member of the Corning Elks Lodge, American 
Legion and VFW.
In addition to his wife, Betty; he is survived by two 
daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah Driscoll and Ronald Stowell 
of Seneca Falls, New York and Patricia Driscoll and William 
Warmus of Lansing, New York and his brother, Adrian Driscoll, 
as well as many nieces and nephews.
Friends and relatives may call at Beilby Funeral Home, 139 
Walnut Street, Corning, NY on Sunday, June 2, 2002 from 2-4 
PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at St. 
Vincent de Paul Church, Corning at 9:30 AM. Burial will be in 
St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Those wishing may direct memorials, in Robert’s name, to the 
Corning Public Library, 300 Civic Center Plaza, Corning, NY 
14830 or to a charity of one’s choice.



 Elizabeth Maryann  Drouard Rogers
CORNING | Elizabeth Maryann Drouard Rogers, age 79 of Goff 
Road, Corning, NY, passed away Sunday evening, April 28, 2002. 
Elizabeth was born August 26, 1922 in Corning, NY, daughter of 
Nicholas and Anna Laurel Drouard. She was a loving mother, 
grandmother and wife of Donald Rogers who predeceased her 
November 21, 1992.
Surviving Elizabeth are a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and 
Joseph Kapfhammer of Corning; son and daughter-in-law, Don and 
Leslie Rogers of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; a brother, Edward 
Drouard of Corning; a sister, Katherine (Joseph) Lesso of 
Corning; grandchildren: Scott Rogers of NJ, Shannon Rogers of 
Colorado, Kari Borden of California, Donnie Rogers of Ft. 
Walton Beach, FL, Shannon Schliffit of Arizona and nieces and 
nephews.
Predeceasing Elizabeth were her parents, husband, and brothers 
and sisters: Frankie, George, Ernie and Richard Drouard, 
Madeline Hubbard, Louise Reagan and Freda O’Rourke.
Friends are invited to a Graveside Memorial Service on 
Wednesday, May 1 at 3:30 PM in the Coopers Cemetery in Coopers 
Plains, NY.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. 
Habash and staff and the Southern Tier Hospice for their 
support and care given to Elizabeth M. Rogers during her 
illness. Memorials, in Elizabeth’s name, may be directed to 
Southern Tier Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are with Carpenter’s Funeral Home. 



 Marion (Hanks)  Dudley
HAMMONDSPORT | Marion (Hanks) Dudley, 97 formerly of 8051 Olde 
Bath Road, passed away May 28, 2002 at the Taylor Health 
Center.
She was born August 30, 1904, the oldest daughter of Dean and 
Evelyn Hanks, at Friendship, NY.
She was a 1922 graduate of the Genesee Normal School and 
taught in Belmont for 2 years.
She was married to Linford A. Dudley on November 1, 1924 in 
Belmont, NY. He predeceased her on October 23, 1990 after 66 
years of marriage.
From 1941 to 1956 she and her husband owned and operated the 
Red & White Grocery Store in Hammondsport. From 1957 to 1970 
she was employed as a switchboard operator at Mercury 
Aircraft. She was a past Matron and member of the Vine City 
Chapter #356 Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years, and 
a long time member of the Hammondsport United Methodist 
Church.
Surviving are her daughter, Nancy A. Dudley of Racine, 
Wisonsin; son, Richard Dudley of Nunda, NY; sister, Edna 
Weinman of Wellsville; brother Frederick G. Hanks of 
Friendship, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was pre-deceased by her grandson, Gerard A. Dudley on May 
30, 1993.
There are no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be 
Friday at 11 a.m. at the LaMarche Funeral Home of 
Hammondsport. Rev. Lee Williams will officiate and Interment 
will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport. Memorials 
may be made to Hammondsport United Methodist Church or the 
Hammondsport Vol. Ambulance Corp.



 Josephine  Dunning 
PAINTED POST | Josephine Dunning, age 95, formerly of Snyder’s 
Trailer Ct. in Painted Post, NY, passed away Wednesday evening 
May 29, 2002 at Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. 
Josephine was born February 8, 1907 in Lindley, NY, daughter 
of Herbert and Maude Baker Soule. She married Lawrence Dunning 
on February 11, 1928 in Caton, NY. He predeceased her in 
February of 1967. She was a loving wife, mother and 
grandmother who enjoyed her life making a home for her family. 
She was the oldest attending member of the East Lindley 
Baptist Church.
Surviving Josephine are sons and daughters-in-law: Lawrence 
and Maude Dunning of Lindley, NY and Andrew and Naomi Dunning 
of Painted Post, NY; daughters and sons-in-law: Leona Dunning 
of Painted Post, Dora and Lyle Keeney of Painted Post and 
Rosemary and Harry Finnefrock of Beaver Dams, NY; eleven 
grandchildren, twenty-nine great grandchildren and several 
nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral Home on 
Saturday, June 1 from 2 to 4 PM. The Funeral Service will be 
at the Funeral Home at the conclusion of the Visitation (4 PM) 
with Rev. James Boris and Rev. Mark Spaid officiating. The 
Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Lindley, NY.



 Bernice Pitts  Duperrouzel
CORNING | Bernice Pitts Duperrouzel, age 89, of the Corning 
Area, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at Schuyler 
Hospital.
Bernice was born April 21, 1912 in Middlebury, PA the daughter 
of the late Mortimer and Elizabeth Potter. She was retired 
from Corning Inc.
Surviving is a son, Robert (Nona) Pitts of Corning; daughter, 
Helen Christ of CA; sister, Nina Stewart of Painted Post; 9 
grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren. 
Bernice was predeceased by her first husband, Robert Pitts Sr. 
and second husband, Romeo Duperrouzel; great granddaughter, 
Hope Ann; brothers, Floyd and Alfred and sisters, Alberta and 
Alice.
Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral 
Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning on Sunday, March 3, 2002 
from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Services will be held at the 
funeral home on Monday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Randy Ginnan 
officiating. Burial will follow at Hope Cemetery, Corning.



 Walter A. Duquette, Sr.
CORNING | Walter A. Duquette, Sr., age 86, of Fuller Avenue, 
Corning, NY, a native and longtime resident of North Adams, 
MA, died Sunday, March 10, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical 
Center in Elmira, NY.
Walter was born in Westmoreland, NH on November 17, 1915, the 
son of Arthur and Elsie (Wilkinson) Duquette. He was employed 
by Lane Construction, based in Meridian, CT, as a Foreman for 
many years. He was a former member and past President of the 
Fraternal Order of the Eagles 310 in North Adams, MA; a member 
of the Corning VFW; and attended St. Mary’s Church. Walter 
loved golfing, playing cards and hunting. He was preceded in 
death by a daughter, Ellen; a sister, Marion Perry; a brother, 
John Duquette; and his first wife of 52 years and mother of 
his children, Doris LaBonte Duquette.
Walter is survived by his wife, Bernice Ross Duquette at home; 
six daughters: Lorraine Dupree, Ruth (Fred) Skiffington, 
Annette Talbot, Linda (William) DelRatez, Janet Duquette and 
Dawn (Rodney) Wilson; seven sons: Arthur, Raymond, Edward, 
Walter Jr., William Sr., John and James Duquette; three 
sisters: Lillian Stednitz, Ruth Smith and Beatrice Duquette; 
one brother, Adelard Duquette; two step daughters, Carole Ross 
and Geraldine Thompson; two step sons, Robert Ross and Bruce 
Ross; 35 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and numerous 
nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be on Tuesday, March 12, from 4 until 7 PM 
at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning 
where Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of 
calling hours at 7:00 PM. Burial will be in Southview 
Cemetery, North Adams, MA.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 
6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852.



 Donald G. "Pops" DuVall
CAMERON MILLS, NY | Donald G. “Pops” DuVall, 61, of 5351 South 
Church Road, Cameron Mills, NY passed away Tuesday, March 26, 
2002 at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital, Bath, NY.
Born in Corning, NY, May 26, 1940, he was the son of Francis & 
Kathleen Stark DuVall.
He was a graduate of Painted Post High School.
He was retired from Corning, Inc. after 40 years of service 
and was presently a self-employed trucker.
He was a former member of the Cameron Volunteer Fire Company 
and an avid hunter, fisherman, & Nascar fan. 
He married Freda R. Tompkins, September 5, 1964; she survives. 
Also surviving are sons & daughters-in-law, Donald G., Jr. & 
Lisa DuVall of Cameron Mills, NY and Todd N. & Kathleen DuVall 
of Addison, NY; his daughter, Tammy L. DuVall & fiance, Jay 
Brew of Cameron Mills, NY; sisters, Jackie (Wilson) Hill of 
Attica, Ohio, Phyllis (Larry) Sutton of Campbell, NY, and 
Deborah (Larry) Holmer of Fremont, Ohio; 5 grandchildren & 12 
nieces & nephews.
Friends may call at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 
1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY, Friday, March 29th, 2-4 & 7-9 pm, 
where funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 30th 
at 11 am. Pastor Donald Peek will officiate. Burial will be in 
Addison Rural Cemetery.
Memorials will be received for the Cameron Ambulance Corp. or 
the Tuscarora Addison Wrestling Club.



 Helen Z. Eastwood 
CORNING | Helen Z. Eastwood age 94, formerly of Breed Hollow 
Rd., Horseheads, NY, went to be with her risen Lord, Sunday 
evening, March 31, 2002 at Founders Pavilion in Corning, NY. 
Helen was born February 25, 1908 in Urbana, NY, daughter of 
Ray and Edith Westcott Brown. She became the wife of John F. 
Eastwood on September 14, 1929 in New York City.
Helen was employed in the past at the Big Flats School, where 
she worked in the cafeteria. She was a member of the 
Quackenbush Hill Baptist Church, and was a very devoted 
mother, grandmother, and loving friend to all she met.
Surviving Helen are sons and daughters-in-law: David Eastwood 
of Horseheads, Joseph and Lillian Eastwood of Owego, Russell 
Eastwood of Wellsburg and John Jr. and Linda Eastwood of 
Elmira; daughters and sons-in-law: Beverly Eastwood of 
Horseheads, Marian and Don Gifford of Bath, Gloria and James 
Barner of Corning and Edith and Edward Frycek of Horseheads; 
sister: Genevieve Reese of Bath; brothers, Raymond (Mary) 
Brown of Elmira and Lawson Brown of Horseheads, numerous 
grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Predeceasing Helen was her husband, John in 1996; a son, James 
Eastwood and daughters-in-law, Claudia Eastwood and Gladys 
Eastwood.
Friends are invited to attend a graveside service in the 
Beaver Dams Cemetery, Beaver Dams, NY on Wednesday, April 3 at 
2 O’Clock PM. Helen’s grandson Rev. Dan Barner will officiate 
the service.
The family wishes to express their sincere thank-you to the 
staff and friends at Founders Pavilion for the excellent care 
given to Helen Eastwood.
Arrangements are with Carpenter’s Funeral Home, Corning. 



 Sharon K. (Doud)  Ebel
CORNING | Sharon K. Doud Ebel, age 62, of Painted Post, passed 
away on Friday, March 8, 2002 at Corning Hospital. She was 
born on February 8, 1940 in Corning, the daughter of Harold 
and Onalea Husted Kelly. She married Donald Doud in 1961. He 
predeceased her in 1984. She later married Harry Ebel in 1990.
Sharon was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and she retired 
from Corning Inc. where she worked as an insurance adjuster.
She is survived by her husband, Harry; daughter: Holly Doud of 
Wellsboro; sons and daughters-in-law: Stephen and Amy Doud of 
Elmira and Scott and Kerry Doud of Philadelphia, Pa.; mother: 
Onolea Kelly, mother-in-law: Rebecca Doud of Bath; 
brother-in-law: Kenneth (Nancy) Doud of Addison; 
sister-in-law: Patricia Doud of Boca Raton, Fla.; and 
grandchildren: Kelly, Jason and MacKenna Doud.
Friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14 E. 
Pulteney St., on Tuesday, March 12, 2002, from 2:00 to 4:00 
p.m. A funeral service will follow calling hours there at 4:00 
p.m. Burial will take place at Coopers Cemetery. In lieu of 
flowers, those wishing may make donations in Sharon’s name to 
the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1650 South Ave., Suite 100, 
Rochester, NY 14620.



 Elinor D.  Edwards 
BATH, NY | Elinor D. Edwards, 87, of 204 E. Steuben St., 
passed away Friday April 26, 2002, at Corning Hospital, 
Corning, NY.
She was born January 1, 1915 in Peeperville, NY to Willard and 
Daisy Mann Bates.
Elinor worked as a cook, a meat cutter, a cashier at IGA and 
Acme, and most recently as a reflexologist out of her home. 
She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of 
Corning, NY.
She is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth (Harold) VanGelder 
of Bath, NY, seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, 
and several nieces and nephews.
Elinor was predeceased by her husband, Frank Edwards and two 
sons, Earl and Jack Edwards.
Friends may call at Seager-Jones Funeral Home 4 E. Washington 
St., Bath, NY Tuesday April 30th from 7:00-9:00PM and 
Wednesday May 1st from 1:00-2:00PM with funeral to immediately 
follow at 2:00PM. Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery, Bath, 
NY.



 Patricia P. (Pat) Eicher 
SYRACUSE, NY | Patricia P. (Pat) Eicher, 48 years, of Imperial 
Ave., Painted Post, NY 14870, loving wife, mother and friend 
to all, died Monday, March 11, 2002 in Syracuse, NY.
She was born the daughter of Joseph & Thelma “Tolly” McCarthy 
Pelych in Hornell, NY.
She was a graduate of St. Ann’s Elementary School in Hornell, 
NY, Hornell High School and Corning Community College’s 
Nursing Program.
On November 24, 1973 she was married to Joseph G. Eicher at 
St. Ann’s Church in Hornell, NY. Pat was a member of All 
Saints Parish, attending Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in 
Painted Post, NY.
She had worked as a nurse for 17 years at the Bath Veterans 
Administration Hospital.
She was a talented artist, and enjoyed Tole Painting, and 
teaching art classes.
Pat will be missed dearly by her husband of 28 years, Joseph; 
daughter, Amy at home; sons, Joseph J. of Buffalo, NY and Todd 
of Painted Post, NY; mother, Thelma “Tolly” Pelych of Hornell, 
NY; sister, Kathy Green; brothers, Michael Pelych and Joseph 
(Sue) Pelych all of Hornell, NY, several nieces, nephews, 
aunts & uncles, and many dear friends and neighbors. She was 
predeceased by her father, Joseph Pelych in 1966.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First 
St., Corning, NY 14830 on Thursday, March 14, 2002 from 2-4 & 
7-9 pm. A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home on 
Friday, March 15, 2002 at 8:45 am, followed by a Mass of 
Christian Burial and Committal Prayers at 9:30 am at 
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Painted Post, NY. Interment 
will be in Fairview Cemetery in Painted Post, NY.
At the family’s request, Memorial Donations may be made to All 
Saint’s Academy, 158 State St., Corning, NY 14830.



 Josephine F.  Eilers
CORNING, NY | Josephine F. Eilers, age 79, of Corning NY, 
passed away Friday May 10, 2002 at Corning Hospital.
Josephine was born July 9, 1922 in New Milford PA, daughter of 
Harold and Ethel Matthews Whitney.
She was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother.
Surviving Josephine are a son and daughter in law; Carl and 
Marie Eilers of Savona; daughters and sons in law Ellen Eilers 
of Corning, Louise and Michael Magner of Albany NY; brothers: 
Daryl Whitney of Susquehanna PA, Brice Whitney of New Milford 
PA, Gyle Whitney of Lebanon PA; sisters: Betty Seamans and 
Beryl Haley, both of New Milford PA; grandchildren: Gretchen 
Dean of Painted Post NY, Autumn Seeley of Corning NY; three 
great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Rudolph Eilers in June of 
1974. 
Friends are invited to call at Carpenters Funeral Home, 14 E. 
Pulteney St. on Monday May 13, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9PM. The 
Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday 
May 14 at 4PM, with Elder Jeff Haig from The Jehovah Witness 
Congregation officiating. The Interment will be in Hope 
Cemetery, Corning NY.



 Hugh Edwin  Elliott
BEAVER DAMS | Hugh Edwin Elliott, age 59 of Beaver Dams, NY, 
died unexpectedly at the Corning Hospital on Tuesday, February 
19th, 2002. Hugh was born in Bath, NY May 22nd, 1942 the son 
of the late Carl Hugh Elliott and Dora Mae Elliott.
Surviving Hugh is his wife, Judy Ann Elliott; mother, Dora Mae 
Elliott; sons and daughters-in-law: Hugh Edwin (Kay) Elliott 
Jr. of Mansfield, PA, Steven Ray (Irene) Elliott of Great 
Falls, MT; brothers: Ronald Elliott of Corning, Larry Elliott 
of Elmira, Paul Elliott of Corning; sisters: Gloria Elliott of 
VA, Sylvia (Stuart) Plumley of Beaver Dams, Karen (Frank) Buck 
of Coopers Plains; brothers-in-law: Ronald Good of Beaver 
Dams, Lawrence (Angelena) Good of Corning, William (Ruth) Good 
of Ocean City, NJ, Robert (Jeanette) Good of Montour Falls, 
Roger Good of Beaver Dams and grandchildren: Brittany Anne, 
Tara Hope, Laura Kay and Kyle Orion.
Hugh was a veteran of the US Army, a member of the Grace Lee 
Wesleyan Church of Beaver Dams and an avid hunter, but was 
most proud of his membership in the Operator’s Engineer Union 
Local #832.
Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral 
Home, 14 E. Pulteney Street, Corning, NY on Saturday, February 
23rd, 2002 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM with the funeral service 
following calling hours at 8:00 PM with the Rev. Matt 
Pickering officiating. Burial will be in the Beaver Dams 
Cemetery at the convenience of the family where full military 
honors will be accorded.



 Richard J.  Emerson
BATH, NY | Richard J. Emerson, 74, beloved Husband, Father, 
Grandfather, Brother, and Friend of Salubria Drive and Winter 
Haven, Florida entered into eternal rest December 14 2002 in 
Winter Haven, Florida.
He was a co-owner of Bath Packing Company. His greatest joy 
was in his wife and family. Full Military Service by the Bath 
American Legion will be held Saturday May 4th at 11:00am at 
the Nondaga Cemetery with the Rev. Jeff McDowell, officiating. 
Arrangements by Seager-Jones Funeral Home, Bath, NY.



 Robert James Enderle 
HORSEHEADS | Robert James Enderle, age 41, of Horseheads died 
Monday, April 1, 2002 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira.
Robert was born October 4, 1960 in Blossburg, PA, the son of 
Leon Enderle and Winnifred Rexford. He was a sports fan and 
loved fishing.
He is survived by his mother Winnifred Mohr of Painted Post, 
NY; son and daughter, Robert, Jr. and Desiree Enderle of 
Syracuse; brothers, Brian and Mark Enderle; half sisters: 
Rhonda Maine, Lynn Enderle, Bonnie Orfo, Diane Enderle and 
Jamie Lee Enderle; half brothers, Bob and Lee Enderle; and 
several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2002 at 
Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning at 
1:00 PM with the Reverend Daryl Butler officiating. Burial 
will be in Brookside Cemetery, Gaines, PA.



 Mary E.  Erck
BATH | Mary E. Erck, 90, of Bath, NY, formerly of Sanborn, NY, 
went to be with her Lord on Sunday, May 12, 2002 at her home.
She was born July 3, 1911 in Sanborn NY to Herbert G. and 
Mabelle A. (Zimmerman) Baker.
Mrs. Erck lived in Sanborn moving to Lockport, NY in 1985 and 
later to Bath in 1992.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Harvest Baptist Church 
of Bath, NY and a former member of the First Baptist Church of 
North Tonawanda, NY.
Mary is survived by her husband of 67 years, Wallace L. Erck 
of Bath, NY; one daughter, Mary Lou (Peter) Jenks of Bath, NY; 
five grandchildren: Jennifer (David) DeFonceau of Lockport, 
NY, Laura (Christopher) Wheeler of Spring Hill, FL, Jonathan 
(Jeniffer) Jenks of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Stephen (Debbie) 
Jenks of Racine, WI and Sarah (Jonathan) Weber of Mentor, OH; 
also survived by seven great grandchildren.
She was the mother of the late Roger W. Erck who died in 1990.
A Memorial Service will be held Thursday at 7:00 PM at the 
Harvest Baptist Church with the Pastors Peter S. Jenks and 
Jonathan D. Jenks officiating. Interment in Mt. View Cemetery, 
Town of Cambria, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund 
of the Harvest Baptist Church, 7568 Route 54N., Bath, NY 
14810.



 Clair E.  Everitt
CALEDONIA, NY | Clair E. Everitt, 57 of 4 Paddy Lane, 
Caledonia, New York, formerly of Troupsburg, NY passed away 
Monday, February 4th at home after a long illness.
Born in the town of Troupsburg, February 8th 1944, he was the 
son of Walter Jr. and Evelyn Potter Everitt.
A graduate of Troupsburg Central School, he was a member of 
the Austinburg, PA United Methodist Church, was a member of 
the former McClellan Lodge F & AM of Troupsburg, and he was an 
avid bowler.
A dairyman most of his life, he was employed at J. Rob Farms 
of LeRoy, NY.
He married Andrea Matson on October 6th 1962, she survives.
Also surviving are his son and daughter-in-law; Daniel and Pam 
Everitt of Avon, NY; two daughters and son-in-law: Lisa and 
Joel Wright of North Tonawanda, NY and Amy Everitt of 
Caledonia, NY; his mother, Evelyn Everitt of Woodhull, NY, 
seven grandchildren and sisters: Elizabeth (David) Sawyer of 
Woodhull, NY, Cynthia (Stephen) Cady of Troupsburg, NY and 
Debra (Gary) Clemens of Osceola, PA, two aunts, several 
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call Thursday, February 7th from 7-9 p.m. at the 
H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street, 
Woodhull, New York.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 8th at 11 
a.m. at the Austinburg United Methodist Church. Rev. Mark Wade 
will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, 
Austinburg, PA.
Memorials will be received for Livingston County Hospice, 2 
County Campus, Mt. Morris, NY 14510-1619 or St. Mary’s Brain 
Injury Rehab, 89 Genesee Street, Rochester, NY 14611 or Mercy 
Flight, PO Box 535, Baldwinsville, NY 13027.



 Leona Ruth  Falvey
HAMMONDSPORT, NY | Leona Ruth Falvey, age 79 of Hammondsport, 
NY, passed this life, Friday April 19, 2002 at Robert Packer 
Hospital.
She was a member of the Hammondsport Methodist Church where 
she taught Sunday school for many years. Lee was a devoted 
wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Richard W. 
Falvey; Daughter and Son In Law, Sandy and Jerry O’Niel; Son 
and Daughter In Law Richard and Bev Falvey; Son and Daughter 
In Law, Kurt and Pam Falvey; 8 grandchildren and 3 great 
grandchildren.
She believed in helping people to the very end and donated her 
worldly body to SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse NY. The 
family requests that memorial contributions be made to the 
charity of your choice. A Memorial Service will be held at the 
family’s convenience. Thank you for all your prayers and 
concerns.



 Ralph H. Faulkner
LAKE MONTICELLO | Ralph H. Faulkner, 75, of Lake Monticello 
died Saturday, March 30, 2002 at his residence.
Born August 18, 1926 in Tuscarora, New York, he was the son of 
the late Henry and Hazel Mattison Faulkner. In addition to his 
parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Herbert 
Faulkner.
He is survived by his wife, Clara Faulkner of Lake Monticello; 
one son, Mervin Faulkner and his wife Beverley of Virginia 
Beach; two daughters, E. Kay Little and her husband Greg of 
Wilmington, NC and Darlene Himes and her husband Michael of 
Palmyra; one sister Janette Smith; two brothers, Jesse 
Faulkner and Victor Faulkner; and six grandchildren: Aimee and 
Katie Little; Stephanie, Adam and Eric Himes; and Rhiannon 
Faulkner.
He proudly served in the US Navy, receiving an Honorable 
Discharge in 1948. He was a graduate of Addison High School, 
Corning Community College, Elmira College, and Wesley 
Theological Seminary. Reverend Faulkner was a retired United 
Methodist Minister. He was a much loved pastor of East Homer 
(NY) United Methodist Church, Truxton (NY) United Methodist 
Church, and Oneida (NY) St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.
Memorial Contributions may be made in his honor to the Lake 
Monticello Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Inc., 
10 Slice Road, Palmyra, VA 22963 or the Wesley Theological 
Seminary, 4500 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 
20016.
Teague Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. Please 
sign the guestbook at www.teaguefuneralhome.com.



 Pauline  Fenton
ADDISON, NY | Pauline Fenton, age 82, formerly of 5535 County 
Rte. 21, Addison, NY passed away Friday, April 5th at Hornell 
Gardens, Hornell, NY.
Born in Canisteo, NY, April 16, 1919, she was the daughter of 
Clayton & Louise Guilden Maine.
She was a former employee of Westinghouse Electric Company, a 
member of the former Hedgesville Grange, and the Rathbone 
United Methodist Church.
She married Earl Fenton April 10, 1937, he preceded her in 
death January 6, 1984.
She is survived by one son, LeRoy (Betty) Fenton of Cameron 
Mills, NY; four daughters, Linda Newkirk of S. Brewerton, 
Alabama, Viola (Delbert) Horton of Woodhull, Stella McChesney 
of Corning, NY, & Denise (Mike) Inman of Dansville, NY; 10 
grandchildren & 8 Great Grandchildren.
Friends may call Monday, April 8th, 7-9pm at the H.P. Smith & 
Son, Inc. Funeral Home, Woodhull, NY, where funeral & 
committal services will be conducted Tuesday, April 9th at 
2:00pm. Rev. Brian Diffenbacher will officiate.
Burial will be in Hedgesville Cemetery.



 Mildred J.  Ferguson 
PAINTED POST | Mildred J. Ferguson,92, of Green Meadows, 
formerly of Savona, NY passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 
Corning Hospital, Corning, NY.
She was born September 23, 1909 in Italy Hill Prattsburgh, NY 
to Laffet and Clarisia Rice Patrick. 
She was a member of the Savona Federated Church, Lady Circle 
Secretary, Methodist Church Savona since 1940, Women’s Society 
of the Church, Home Bureau, Savona Order of the Eastern Star, 
and the Savona P.T.A.
Mildred is survived by two daughters, Delcy Bailey of Oakland, 
CA and Doris Thompson of Carrie, NC; one son, Samuel Ferguson 
Jr. of Rochester, NY; five grandchildren; two 
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mildred 
was predeceased by her husband, Samuel S. Ferguson in 1982.
Friends may call at the Seager Funeral Home, Main Street, 
Savona, NY Thursday, March 21st from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 
to 9:00 pm. Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home 
Friday, March 22nd at 11:00 am with the Rev. Ron Huckabone, 
officiating. Burial will be in Seamen’s Cemetery, Savona, NY.



 Amelette A. Festa 
CORNING | Amelette (Red) A. Festa, 78 years, loving father, 
grandfather and friend, of 358 Sunset Drive, Corning, NY, died 
Thursday, February 21, 2002 at Corning Hospital following a 
long battle with heart problems. 
He was born the son of Antonio & Elvira Marcella Festa in 
Corning, NY on May 5, 1923. He has been a lifetime resident of 
Corning, and a member of the All Saints Parish.
Red and Mary Jane Graham were married April 7, 1951 in St. 
Patrick’s Church, Corning, NY. She predeceased him in July of 
2000.
He was a member of the United States Marine Corp, serving in 
World War II, at the Guadal Canal.
He was a Lounge Manager at the Baron Steuben Hotel, and at the 
Lodge on the Green.
He will be missed especially by daughters: Debra (Andrew) Shaw 
of Elmira Heights and Diane (Christopher) Stowell of Corning; 
a son: John (Barbara) Festa of Corning; seven grandchildren: 
Michael, Nicholas and Kelly Shaw, Lisa and Corey Warner, and 
Kayla and Michelle Festa; one great-grandson, Anthony Michael 
Shaw; sisters: Sophie Merola of Corning, Devine (John) 
Limoncelli of Elmira; sisters-in-law: Judy (Dave) Iocco, 
Delores (Stephen) Graham and Barbara (Jack) Graham, also 
several nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.
He was an avid golfer, and enjoyed the company and time spent 
with his close buddies. He was a member of the Corning VFW, 
Corning BPOE Elks Club, Indian Hills, Marconi Lodge and was 
inducted into the Corning Painted Post Hall of Fame for 
boxing.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First 
St., Corning, NY Sunday, February 24, 2002 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. 
A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home Monday, 
February 25, 2002 at 9:00 am followed by a Mass of Christian 
Burial at St. Mary’s Church at 9:30 am. Committal Prayers & 
Interment will be in the family plot at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Memorial Donations may be made to The Corning Hospital, 176 
East Denison Pkwy., Corning, NY or Green Meadows, 120 
Creekside Drive, Painted Post, NY 14870, in his honor.



 James B. (Beno) Fitzgerald 
BATH, NY | James B. (Beno) Fitzgerald 87 years, a resident of 
the Bath Veterans Hospital, formerly of Corning, NY, died 
Sunday March 31, 2002.
He was born September 27, 1914 in Corning, NY, the son of the 
late Thomas E. & Catherine E. McCarthy Fitzgerald. James was a 
graduate of St. Patrick’s Catholic School and Corning Free 
Academy. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp, Eight Air 
Force (330th Bomb Squadron) during WWII (1942-45) and received 
the Purple Heart. He was employed by Corning Inc. as a 
supervisor in Quality Control.
He was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Patrick’s 
Church.
Surviving are: his sister-in-law, Eva Fitzgerald of Corning, 
NY; nephew, Donald Fitzgerald of Horseheads, NY and four 
nieces: Alma Murdough of Elmira, NY, Cheri Hartman of 
Newfield, NY, Patrice Drew of Corning, NY and Mary Ann Cole of 
Brooktondale, NY.
There will be no calling hours. A Funeral & Committal Service 
will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will 
be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Arrangements by the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., 
Corning, NY.



 Stephen P.  Fitzwater Sr.
SAVONA, NY | Stephen P. Fitzwater Sr. 56, entered into rest 
Saturday, March 16, 2002 at his home.
Stephen was born June 17, 1945 the son of the late Mary Jean 
Strait and Carson A. “Buttermilk” Fitzwater. He was employed 
by Hungerford Metal Fabricators. He served in the U.S. Army 
from 1963 to 1966.
He is survived by his wife Sarah Duncan Fitzwater; one son, 
Stephen P. Fitzwater Jr. of Painted Post; two daughters, Tina 
Eggleston of Bath and Jill Ann Huff of PA.; five brothers, 
Richard of Bath, Jack of Minnesota, Thomas and Robert of 
Hornell and Patrick of Bath; three sisters, Barbara Jean Crowe 
of Bath, Joan McLoughlin of Hartsville and Tracey Phillips of 
Bath; six grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are being observed Tuesday, March 19, 2002 from 
7:00 to 9:00 pm only at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath. A 
Funeral Service will be Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at 11:00 am 
at the Bath VA Chapel; the Reverend Ronald Huckabone 
officiating. Burial will be in the Bath National Cemetery.



 Shirley Grogan  Forrest 
BLOOMINGTON, CA | Shirley Grogan Forrest, 74 years, entered 
into rest May 16, 2002 at Green Acres Park in Bloomington, CA. 

Shirley was born to Nellie & Joseph Grogan in Union City, NJ. 
She graduated from Northside High School in 1947 and moved to 
California in 1953.
She is survived by her husband Bill and 2 sons, Joseph of 
California and Mark of Arizona. She is also survived by 3 
grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and two sisters, 
Laura and Lena both of California.
Shirley was a former member of the First Assembly of God 
Church in Corning.



 Keith A.  Fotiathis 
AVOCA, NY | Keith A. Fotiathis, 29, of 54 Grant St., died 
unexpectedly early Thursday morning (Apr. 25, 2002) in 
Stroudsburg, Pa.
Born in Springfield, Mass. on Jan. 26, 1973, he was the son of 
Alan Day and Myrcine Fotiathis.
A former resident of Long Island, where he attended the 
William Floyd High School. Keith has resided in Avoca for the 
past 10 years. He was employed as a carpenter with DNA 
Painting in Lackawaxen, Pa. Keith enjoyed the outdoors, 
especially camping, fishing and traveling.
A loving and devoted husband and father, his family includes 
his wife, the former Sharilyn Meese who he married in Avoca on 
June 10, 1992; his sons, Jordon and Jarrod and his daughter, 
Jorgia; his mother and step-father, Myrcine and James Maldon 
of Long Island; his brother, Eric Fotiathis; his sister, 
Myrcine Hyams, both of Long Island; his father-in-law and 
mother-in-law, Lanny and Marilyn Meese of Avoca; also his 
aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Keith was predeceased by his father, Alan Day in 1998, his 
sister, Lisa in 1989 and his brother, Daniel in 2002.
Calling hours are from Noon-2p.m. Monday at the Bond-Davis & 
Bishop Funeral Home in Avoca, where a funeral service will 
follow calling hours at 2p.m. Monday. Committal services and 
interment will follow at Valley View Cemetery, Avoca.
Those wishing may contribute in Keith’s memory to the 
Hammondsport Public Library, 41 Lake St., Hammondsport, NY 
14840.



 Marion  Frankfather
WOODSTOCK, VA | Marion Frankfather, age 93, formerly of 
Corning, passed away Monday, March 11, 2002 at Shenandoah 
Memorial Hospital in Woodstock, VA.
Marion was born May 16, 1908 in Corning, NY the daughter of 
Ray and Bertha Rhinehart. Marion was a graduate of Corning 
Free Academy, and had retired from Corning Inc. where she 
worked as a payroll clerk. Marion was a member of the Christ 
Episcopal Church and was a past matron of the Order of the 
Eastern Star.
Surviving is a son, Ed Beck of Annapolis, MD and 2 
granddaughters.
Friends are invited to a Graveside Ceremony on Monday, March 
25 at 2:00 PM at Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY with Rev. 
Jorge Gutierrez. Arrangements are with Carpenter’s Funeral 
Home, Corning, NY.



 Gerald H. “Jerry”  Franzen
VENICE, FL | Gerald H. “Jerry” Franzen, age 83 of Venice, FL, 
passed away May 10, 2002. He was born August 12, 1918 in 
Minneapolis, MN and moved to Florida from Corning, NY in 1990.
Jerry was a tool and die maker and eventually retired as a 
Purchasing Supervisor with Corning Glass Works in Corning, NY. 
He served in the US Navy during WWII and was a lifetime member 
of the Elks Lodge in Corning, NY.
His survivors include wife, Marian of Venice; daughter, Ellen 
Smith of Corning; sons, Robert, Jon and David all of Corning 
and Gerald “Rick” of Mifflinburg, PA; sister, Martha Burns of 
Sarasota, FL and 6 grandchildren.
Inurnment will take place with a Memorial Service May 24th at 
9:30 AM with Burial at Gulf Pines Memorial Park in Englewood, 
FL.
Memorial Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 1230 
S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota, FL 34239.
Lemon Bay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



 Dominic A. Gallo Sr.
SCHENECTADY, NY | Dominic A. Gallo Sr., 74 years, of Painted 
Post, NY died Thursday, May 30, 2002 in Schenectady, NY.
Among survivors are daughters: Christina (Edwin) George of 
Cranberry Township, PA, Mariana Gallo of Arlington, VA; sons: 
Michele (Elizabeth) Gallo of Georgetown, TX, Dominic (Susan) 
Gallo Jr. of Schenectady, NY; seven grandchildren, sister: 
Eleanor Campbell; brothers: Angelo Gallo, Anthony Gallo & 
Ralph Gallo.
Friends may call Friday, June 7, 2002 from 5-8 pm at the 
Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY 14830. A 
Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday, 
June 8, 2002 at 9 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 
St. Joseph’s Church in Campbell, NY at 10:00 am. Committal 
Prayers and Interment will be at Chapel Knoll Cemetery, 
Coopers Plains, NY. 



 Dominic A.  Gallo Sr. 
PAINTED POST, NY | Dominic A. Gallo Sr., 74 years, of 418 
Norman Street, died Thursday, May 30, 2002 at Ellis Hospital 
in Schenectady, NY. He was born February 7, 1928 in Kane, PA, 
the son of Joseph and Theresa Perry Gallo. He was a graduate 
of Kane High School and Williamsport Technical Institute. He 
was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the 
Korean Conflict.
Dominic married Teresa Bonfilio August 27, 1955 in Kane, PA. 
She predeceased him September 25, 2002.
He relocated to the Corning/Painted Post area in 1955 and was 
employed with Corning Incorporated as an engineer/draftsman, 
retiring in 1984 with 33 years of active service with the 
company. 
He was a member of All Saints Parish, and attended Immaculate 
Heart of Mary Church and St. Joseph’s Church in Campbell. He 
also was a member of the Corning Y.M.C.A. 
Nick was an avid wood worker, spending much time in his shop 
crafting items which he shared with his family. He was a 
sports enthusiast enjoying the games of golf and football. He 
was supportive of his children with their involvement in 
scouting, sports and music.
Surviving are his two daughters: Christina (Edwin) George of 
Cranberry Township, PA and Mariana Gallo of Arlington, VA; 
sons: Michele (Elizabeth Haughey) Gallo of Georgetown, TX and 
Dominic (Susan Fazzone) Gallo Jr. of Schenectady, NY, seven 
grandchildren: Nicole and Alexander George, Kelly, Jacqueline 
and Megan Gallo and Lisa and Michelle Gallo; sister, Eleanor 
Campbell of Highland, CA; brothers: Angelo Gallo of Tontana, 
CA, Anthony Gallo of Salamanca, NY & Ralph Gallo of Warren, 
PA; also several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sisters, Rose Ross, Angie Cardamone 
and Mary Gallo and brothers, Albert Gallo and Tony Gallo.
Friends may call Friday, June 7, 2002 from 5-8 PM at the 
Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY 14830. A 
Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday, 
June 8, 2002 at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 
St. Joseph’s Church in Campbell, NY at 10:00 AM. Rev. Gerald 
O’Connor officiating. Committal Prayers and Interment will be 
at Chapel Knoll Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given, in 
his name, to the American Diabetes Association, 315 Alberta 
Dr., Suite 102, Amherst, NY 14226.



 Ciara Lynn  Garrahan
CAMPBELL | Our earthly Angel was lifted by our Father’s arms 
to become a Heavenly Angel Saturday afternoon April 20th 2002. 
Ciara had suffered an extended time with Huntington’s disease, 
however her passing was peaceful thanks to God’s Grace and 
Mercy. She leaves to grieve her mother Linda Garrahan Holmes 
(nee:Lewis), Ciara’s earthly father David Holmes and her 
siblings, Kristen Garrahan of Campbell, Jessica Holmes of 
South Carolina, and Deanna Holmes of Painted post. Also 
surviving is her maternal grandmother Loretta Lewis Youmans of 
Corning, Paternal Grandparents Ed and Joyce Holmes of Corning, 
Harley and Betty Reynolds of Campbell. Her aunts and uncles, 
Richard and Janet Lewis of Elmira Heights, Gary and Karen Owen 
of Elmira, David and Cindy Lewis of North Carolina, Dixie and 
Terry Lewis Vallely of Watkins Glen, Alex Lewis Neau 
(Christophe) of Seattle, Cindy and Boyd Hunt of Addison, 
Brenda and Pete Gleason of Wanita Lake, Rodney and Shauna 
Garrahan of Corning, Carol and Sam Bowling of Lindley, Dear 
friends Genie and Kevin Healy of Corning, along with many 
cousins and friends that loved her dearly. Ciara was 
predeceased by her father Douglas T. Garrahan in 1995, and her 
paternal grandfather William Youmans in 2000.
A Memorial Service for Ciara to be held on Tuesday April 23 at 
the Campbell Methodist Church on Main Street, Campbell at 7pm, 
with Pastor Melanie Beardslee officiating. A gathering in the 
fellowship hall will follow the service. Arrangements being 
made by Acly-Stover Funeral Home of Corning.



 Ciara Lynn  Garrahan
CAMPBELL | Ciara Lynn Garrahan, 15, born March 23, 1987, of 
State Route 333, Campbell, NY. Our earthly Angel was lifted by 
our Father’s arms to become a Heavenly Angel Saturday 
afternoon, April 20, 2002. Ciara had suffered an extended time 
with Huntington’s disease, however, her passing was peaceful 
thanks to God’s Grace and Mercy.
She leaves to grieve her mother, Linda Garrahan Holmes 
(Lewis); Ciara’s earthly father, David Holmes and her 
siblings, Kristen Garrahan of Campbell, Jessica Holmes of 
South Carolina and Deanna Holmes of Painted Post. Also 
surviving is her maternal grandmother, Loretta Lewis Youmans 
of Corning; paternal grandparents, Ed and Joyce Holmes of 
Corning, Harley and Betty Reynolds of Campbell. Her aunts and 
uncles, Richard and Janet Lewis of Elmira Heights, Gary and 
Karen Owen of Elmira, David and Cindy Lewis of North Carolina, 
Dixie and Terry Lewis Vallely of Watkins Glen, Alex Lewis Neau 
(Christophe) of Seattle, Cindy and Boyd Hunt of Addison, 
Brenda and Pete Gleason of Wanita Lake, Roland and Shauna 
Garrahan of Corning, Carol and Sam Bowling of Lindley; dear 
friends, Genie and Kevin Healy of Corning, along with many 
cousins and friends that loved her dearly. Ciara was 
predeceased by her father, Douglass T. Garrahan in 1995 and 
her paternal grandfather, William Youmans in 2000. 
A Memorial Service for Ciara will be held on Tuesday, April 
23, 2002 at the Campbell Methodist Church on Main Street, 
Campbell at 7 p.m. with Pastor Melanie Beardslee officiating. 
A gathering in the fellowship hall will follow the service. 
Arrangements are entrusted to Acly-Stover Funeral Home, 
Corning.



 Neva M.  Gavitt
HORNELL, NY | Neva M. Gavitt, 91, a resident of Hornell 
Gardens, formerly of 9789 Gas Springs Road, Canaseraga, died 
early Tuesday morning (May 7, 2002) at St. James Mercy 
Hospital following a brief illness.
Born in South Dansville, NY on April 13, 1911, she was the 
daughter of Frederick & Dora (Briggs) Ebersol.
Neva was a life resident of the Arkport - Canaseraga area. She 
graduated from Arkport High School and later attended nursing 
school in Buffalo. She had attended Valley Wesleyan Church of 
Canaseraga.
She was married on November 26, 1930 to C. Harold Gavitt who 
died in 1990. Together they owned & operated a family farm in 
Canaseraga.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her 
brother, Frederick Ebersol who died in 1938; her grandson, 
Louis Stephens who died in 2000 and her sister, Leola Newman 
who died last year.
Neva is survived by five daughters, Phyllis (Richard) Hamlin 
of Almond, Merie Hurlburt of Wellsville, Helen Thomas of 
Fallbrook, CA, Lois (Dick) Stephens of Canaseraga and Margie 
(Mark) Taft of Campbell; one son, Charles (Janette) Gavitt of 
Canisteo; one sister, Esther Cicconi of Nashville, TN; 21 
grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; several nieces & 
nephews.
The family of Neva M. Gavitt will receive friends on Thursday 
from 2-4 PM & 7-9 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., 
Hornell, where Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 
11:00 AM with Pastor Herb Shaffer officiating. Burial will be 
in Arkport Cemetery.



 Brandon C. George 
CORNING | Brandon Charles George, of Corning, left this world 
March 22, 2002 two days after his eighteenth birthday.
Richard George and Linda George had the honor of being his 
parents. Brandon was the loving and fiercely protective 
brother of Sara and Melanie. He was also the younger brother 
of Richie and Dustin. Brandon knew he was special and made his 
dad, mom and sisters feel special, too.
In addition, Brandon was loved by his great grandmother Irene 
Joralemon, grandparents Richard George, (predeceased by 
Juanita George), Sara Hogg and Warren York, all his aunts and 
uncles: Gergory George, Anita (Donald) Brown, Maureen (Kevin) 
Whitney, Rebecca (Phillip) Spallone, Barb (John) Elder, Nancy 
(Don) Clar, Joan (Bill) Hughes, his nieces and nephews; 
Brittany, Bubby, Ethan, Lily, and numerous cousins and 
friends.
The GB lived life on his own terms and was a loyal friend. 
Brandon was intelligent, curious and had many passions 
throughout his life. He loved writing his own lyrics, rapping, 
boxing, and playing with his dog, Moose. Brandon enjoyed 
basketball and collecting sports memorabilia with his dad. 
Brandon, you will not be forgotten, you will live in our 
hearts forever. Thank you for the gift of knowing you. 
Friends may call today, Monday from 1-3 and 6-8 PM at Phillips 
Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, where funeral 
services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 
8:00 PM with Reverend David LeRoy officiating.



 Norma I. Giambrone 
PAINTED POST | Norma I. Giambrone age 81, formerly of Day 
Spring II, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at The Waters 
of Three Rivers in Painted Post, NY. Norma was born August 8, 
1920 in Detroit, MI, daughter of Oliver S. and Violet F. 
Sorles Bailey. Norma became the wife of Myron T. Giambrone in 
Corning in 1938. She was employed at the Athens Hotel and 
Restaurant in Corning from 1938 to 1940, and was retired in 
1979 from Corning Glass after 35 years of service, where she 
was an inspector. 
Surviving Norma are daughters and sons-in-law: Kimberly and 
Ronald Vang of Mt. Joy, PA, Angela Dutcher of Painted Post, NY 
and Barbara and Rolando Pierotti of Corning; grandchildren, 
Michelle (Lindsay) Wilcox of Lee Center, NY, Mark (Sue) 
Pierotti of Fairfield, PA, Nicholas Dutcher & Brock Dutcher 
both of Painted Post and Sarah Vang of Mt. Joy, PA; great 
grandchildren: Claire, Emily, Kate and Kathy.
Norma was predeceased by her parents and a sister, Geraldine 
Fitch of Elmira.
It was Norma’s wish there be no visitation. A Memorial Service 
will be at the family’s convenience. Memorials in the name of 
Norma I. Giambrone may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice or 
the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are with Carpenter’s Funeral Homes. 



 Edna M.  Gilkinson
CORNING | Edna M. Gilkinson, 81, of Pa. Furnace, Pa., formerly 
of Corning, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2002, in State 
College, Pa. She was born August 21, 1920 in Silver Creek, 
N.Y., the daughter of Herman and Flora Haight Percy. Her 
husband, William P. Gilkinson, passed away May 1, 1971.
She retired from Corning Glass Works in 1981.
Surviving are her daughters, Nancy (Alton) Stewart of Pa. 
Furnace, Pa., and Susan (Ralph) Stewart of Beaver Dams; sons 
William (Mary) Gilkinson of Beaver Dams and Thomas Gilkinson 
of Corn-ing; brother Gervin Percy of Hammondsport; 6 
grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and several nieces and 
nephews.
Friends may call Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the 
LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport, where funeral and 
committal services will take place at 11 a.m. The Rev. Babs 
Steinert will officiate, and burial will take place in 
Pleasant Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be 
made to the Alz-heimer’s Assoc., Rochester, N.Y. 14603. 



 Royal “Brownie”  Gilliam
CORNING | Royal “Brownie” Gilliam, age 85, of 19 Beaver 
Avenue, Beaver Dams, passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 
2002 at Corning Hospital. He was born on February 12, 1916 in 
Lynchburg, Virginia the son of John L. and Ella M. Thacker 
Gilliam.
He resided at Founder’s Pavilion for 5 years and was owner and 
operator of Gilliam’s Dry Cleaners along with his wife for 42 
years.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Geraldine (Marsh) 
Gilliam; son and daughter-in-law: Jeffrey and Michelle Gilliam 
of Warren, NJ; daughter and son-in-law: Shirella and John 
Leipold of Fogelsville, PA; granddaughters: Keri Lyn and 
Jacqualyn Leipold; nieces: Becky (Leonard) Vaughan of Penn Yan 
and Susan (Harold) Deschene of Delray Beach, FL and nephews: 
Andy (Cindy) Gilliam of Annapolis, MD and Daniel (Susan) 
Gilliam of Gansevoort, NY. He was predeceased by 8 brothers 
and sisters.
Friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14 E. 
Pulteney St. on Thursday, February 7, 2002 from 7:00 to 9:00 
pm. A funeral service will be held there Friday at 10:00 am. 
Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Those wishing 
may make donations to Founder’s Pavilion Memorial Fund, 205 E. 
First St., Corning, NY 14830. 



 Dennis J.  Goff
BETHEL PARK, PA | Dennis J. Goff, age 64, of Bethel Park, PA, 
formerly of Corning, Elmira, and Horseheads died Wednesday, 
February 20, 2002, at Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, 
PA, following a brief illness. 
He was predeceased by his parents, Howard and Dorothy Hardiman 
Goff. Active in community affairs, Denny served as Exalted 
Ruler of the Horseheads Elks Lodge No. 2297, was past 
president of the Horseheads Jaycees and was chairman of the 
Chemung County Air Show in 1964 and 1965. He was instrumental 
in bringing both the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. 
Navy Blue Angels for exhibitions at the air shows.
He was a 1956 graduate of Elmira Free Academy, completed 
numerous college courses and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He 
was president of Goff Supply Corp. in Horseheads.
Denny is survived by his wife, Marjorie; his son, Ronald 
(Charlotte) Goff; daughter, Robyn Goff (Tom), son, Randall; 
five sisters, Nancy (Fred) Goris, Judy (Jim) Garen, Dorothy 
(Donald) Burlew, Carol (Bruce) Beavers and Connie (Jim) Young; 
brothers, David (Tina) Goff, Edward (Barbara) Goff and John 
Goff; stepson, Danny (Laurie) Mitchell and stepdaughter, 
Tiffany (Joe) Coccagno; five grandchildren, and several 
nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Denny’s legacy includes his sharing of his love, his wit and 
sense of humor with all that knew him, and his strong work 
ethic and organizational skills.
A Memorial Mass Celebrating Denny’s life will be held on 
Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Mary Our Mother 
Church, 816 W. Broad St. and Westinghouse Road in Horseheads. 
Local arrangements by the Van- Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home.



 Dennis J. Goff 
PITTSBURGH | Dennis J. Goff, 64, of Bethel Park, PA, formerly 
of Corning, Elmira and Horseheads, died Wednesday, February 
20, 2002 at Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA, 
following a brief illness.
Dennis leaves a loving family including his wife, Marjorie; 
three children, eight brothers and sisters, two stepchildren, 
five grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and 
many friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Howard and 
Dorothy Hardiman Goff. 
Active in community affairs, Dennis served as Exalted Ruler of 
the Horseheads Elks Lodge No. 2297, was past president of the 
Horseheads Jaycees and was chairman of the Chemung County Air 
Show in 1964 and 1965. He was instrumental in bringing both 
the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels 
for exhibitions at both Elmira-Corning air shows.
He was a 1956 graduate of Elmira Free Academy, completed 
numerous college courses and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He 
was President of Goff Supply Corp. in Horseheads.
Among his survivors are his son, Ronald (Charlotte) of Bowie, 
MD, daughter, Robyn (Tom) of Pittsburgh, son, Randall of 
Elmira; five sisters, Nancy Goris (Fred) of Derby, NY, Judy 
(Jim) Garen of Newark, NY, Dorothy Burlew (Donald) of Elmira 
Heights, Carol Beavers (Bruce) of Horseheads and Connie Young 
(Jim) of Elmira; brothers, David Goff (Tina) of Corning, 
Edward Goff (Barbara) of Bitburg, Germany and John Goff of 
Elmira; stepson, Danny (Laurie) of Pittsburgh and 
stepdaughter, Tiffany (Joe) of Pittsburgh.
Friends may call at the Laughlin Funeral Home in Mt. Lebanon, 
PA on Friday, February, 22 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass 
of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Roman 
Catholic Church in Castle Shannon, PA on Saturday at 10 a.m. 
Dennis’ legacy includes his sharing of his love, his wit and 
sense of humor with all that knew him, and his strong work 
ethic and organizational skills. Details on a Memorial Service 
to be held in the Elmira area will be announced at a later 
date.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Denny through 
memorial contributions to the Horseheads Elks Lodge No 2297, 6 
Prospect Street, Horseheads, NY 14845.



 Marjorie H. Goliber
ROCHESTER, NY | Marjorie H. Goliber passed away March 20, 2002 
in Rochester, NY.
She is survived by her husband, Charles; children, Peter 
(Sally) Goliber of Painted Post, Nancy (Charles) Zinn of 
Victor, Thomas (Sue) Goliber of MD, Robert (Theresa) Goliber 
of IA, Timothy (Rosemary) Goliber of Eden, NY, Philip (Amanda) 
Goliber of CT and Jeffry Goliber of Chicago, IL; brothers, 
James Handy of Marilla, NY, Cornelius (Shirley) Handy of 
Lowville, NY; 16 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Services will be held Monday, 9:30 AM at Church of the 
Transfiguration, 50 W. Bloomfield Road, Pittsford, NY. 
Interment in White Haven Memorial Park. Contributions in her 
memory may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, 435 E. 
Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620 or Hospice/GRHCA, Inc., 70 
Metro Park, Rochester, NY 14623. Arrangements are with Anthony 
Funeral Chapel, Inc.



 Marjorie H. Goliber 
ROCHESTER, NY | Marjorie H. Goliber passed away March 20, 2002 
in Rochester, NY.
She is survived by her husband, Charles; children, Peter 
(Sally) Goliber of Painted Post, Nancy (Charles) Zinn of 
Victor, Thomas (Sue) Goliber of MD, Robert (Theresa) Goliber 
of IA, Timothy (Rosemary) Goliber of Eden, NY, Philip (Amanda) 
Goliber of CT and Jeffry Goliber of Chicago, IL; brothers, 
James Handy of Marilla, NY, Cornelius (Shirley) Handy of 
Lowville, NY; 16 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Services will be held Monday, 9:30 AM at Church of the 
Transfiguration, 50 W. Bloomfield Road, Pittsford, NY. 
Interment at White Haven Memorial Park. Contributions in her 
memory may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, 435 E. 
Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620 or Hospice/GRHCA, Inc., 70 
Metro Park, Rochester, NY 14623. Arrangements are with Anthony 
Funeral Chapel, Inc.



 Walter R.  Goodman
PENN YAN/DRESDEN | Walter R. Goodman 91, of 54 Margaret St., 
Dresden, passed away Monday, April 1, 2002 at home. He was 
born July 14, 1910 in Alexander, NY the son of Herbert L. and 
Emma Odell Goodman. Mr. Good-man was a carpenter and worked 
out of Local 280, Lockport, NY for 50 years.
He is survived by sons: Larry J. (Nancy) Goodman of 
California, Irving W. (Patricia) Goodman of Oakfield, NY, 
Herbert L. (Elsie) Goodman of Dresden, NY, Allen (Virginia) 
Goodman of Batavia, NY and Dennis (Joan) Goodman of Oregon; 
daughters, Emily Chamberlain of Philadelphia, PA and Donna 
(John Sincerbox of Bath; sisters, Mrs. Pearl Diemoz of Darien, 
NY and Mrs. Ruth Krtanik of Alexander, NY; 17 grandchildren 
and several great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife Catherine in 1992 and sister, 
Elda Spaulding.
Calling hours will be held Friday, April 5th from 2-4 and 7-9 
PM at the Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan. A funeral service 
will be held 1 PM Saturday, April 6th at the Church of Latter 
Day Saints. Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery, Bath, NY.
Memorials may be made to the Church of Latter Day Saints, Bath 
or Dresden United Methodist Church.



 Stanley W. Gorsky 
CORNING | Stanley W. Gorsky, age 77 formerly of Rodaha Drive, 
Corning, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2002 at Chemung 
Co. Nursing Facility.
Stanley was born December 19, 1924 in Bradford, NY the son of 
the late Anthony and Stella Konopka Gorsky. He married Rose 
Kreseski on August 25, 1956 in Corning. She predeceased him on 
July 20, 1990. He served in the US Army during WWII and later 
graduated from Michigan University. He was a communicant of 
All Saints Parish. Stanley was retired from Corning Inc. after 
35 years of service, and was a member of the Corning Elks, 
Knights of Columbus and White Eagles of Elmira. He enjoyed 
fishing, golf, hunting, polka dancing.
Surviving are his daughters: Stacey (Ronald) Hoover of 
Corning, Mary (Ronald) Hill of Painted Post; sister, Johanna 
Gorsky of Savona and brother-in-law, Thomas Kreseski.
Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral 
Home on Sunday, February 17, 2002 from 2-4 PM. A prayer 
service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, February 
18, 2002 at 8:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 
9:00 AM at St. Mary’s Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s 
Cemetery, Corning at a later date.
Memorial donations, in Stanley’s name, may be directed to the 
Alzheimer’s Association, Western New York, 1284 French Road, 
Depew, NY 14043. 



 Dr. Edward Mahlon Griest
RALEIGH, NC | Dr. Edward M. Griest died March 14th, 2002 after 
a long illness.
He was born in Harrisburg, PA on November 1st, 1919, the son 
of Dr. Andrew J. Griest, and his wife May Garman Griest. He 
was raised in nearby Steelton, attended high school there, and 
then entered Penn State University from which he received his 
B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1941. While there, he was a member 
of Alpha Chi Sigma fraternity and served as its president in 
his senior year. After working briefly at Suconey Vacuum, he 
returned to Penn State for graduate work and received his 
Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1950.
With his new Ph.D. in hand, Edward joined the research lab of 
Corning Glass Works in Corning, N.Y. and began a long and 
illustrious career as a physical chemist during which he 
received twelve patents and earned the title of Senior 
Research Associate. His primary interest was in electronic 
materials, and he was instrumental in developing Corning’s 
thin-film resistor and contributed significantly to the 
developments of Corning’s capacitors. In 1982, he was 
transferred on a temporary assignment to work at Corning’s 
capacitor plant in Raleigh, N.C., and when he retired in 1984, 
he elected to remain in Raleigh. During his professional 
career and into retirement he was active in the IEEE, the 
American Chemical Society, and the American Ceramic Society.
Edward was a dedicated scientist all his life from his early 
experiments in high school with rockets to his work on a 
computer-controlled automobile steam engine just before his 
illness. He was a radio buff and earned his HAM radio license. 
Among his colleagues, friends, and family he was know for his 
wide knowledge an deep understanding of physics and chemistry 
and for his dry wit. All will miss him.



 Melvin A. "Pete" Grinolds 
BATH | Melvin A. “Pete” Grinolds age 75 of Bath, NY and 
formerly of Elmira, NY died unexpectedly Thursday, May 2, 2002 
at the Corning Hospital.
Pete is survived by his loving wife, Lucille Grinolds, his 
sons, Dale (Karen) Grinolds, Daniel (Joan) Grinolds, his 
daughter, Marcia (Ronald) Drake, his stepsons, Donald (Jean) 
Kobbe, Dennis (Barb) Kobbe, Daniel Kobbe, his stepdaughters, 
Linda (Roger) Balmer, Ann (Tom) Kinary, his sisters, Doris 
Bennett and Naomi Smith, his brothers, Bernard and Donald 
Grinolds, 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was 
predeceased by his parents, Mary and Anna Marsh Grinolds and 5 
brothers. He was a retired tile setter and member of the 
Bricklayers Union of Elmira. Pete also worked at the Bath VA 
and was the owner-operator of the Friendly Tavern in Elmira, 
and Wayne, NY. He is a past commander of the Wayne American 
Legion Post, a Governor of the Elmira Moose Club, a life 
member of the VFW, the Bath Elks, and a member of the Charles 
E. Wolcott American Legion Post in Bath, NY.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral 
Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904 on 
Monday, May 6, 2002 from 4 to 7 PM. Funeral Services will 
follow the visitation at 7 PM with Father Richard Farrell 
officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter and Paul’s 
Cemetery, Elmira at the convenience of the family. Memorial 
donations in Pete’s name may be made to the Bath Ambulance, 
Corp., 110 E. Steuben St., Bath, NY 14810. 
Those wishing may leave a “Candle of Remembrance” at 
www.olthof.com.



 Dino Guerrera 
elmira | Dino Guerrera a long time resident of Elmira’s 
Southside passed away peacefully in the care of the St. 
Joseph’s Hospital following an illness at the age of 64.
Born on March 10, 1938 in Syracuse, Dino was the son of the 
late Angelo and Adelina Cavallero Guerrera. He married Mary 
Love on October 12, 1963 here in Elmira where they have 
resided and raised their family. Dino served with the United 
States Army from 1961-1963. He was employed by Dresser-Rand in 
Painted Post for many years. A longtime communicant of St. 
Peter & Paul’s Church, Dino enjoyed the outdoors and being 
close to nature.
Surviving is Dino’s loving family; his wife of 38 years, Mary 
Love Guerrera; his children, Lisa and Kevin Crumb of 
Mansfield, PA; David and Penny Guerrera of Cortland; MSgt 
Steven and Lucia Guerrera of San Antonio, TX; and Dena 
Guerrera of Elmira; six grandchildren, Kelli and Brittany 
Crumb; Gina Nicholas, Megan and Mathew Guerrera; sisters, 
Diana Phelps of Rockville, MD; and Dolores Ross of Corning; a 
sister-in-law, Bernadette (Paul) Kingsley of Horseheads and a 
brother-in-law, Father Lee Love of Waverly; Dino was 
predeceased by his stepfather, Angelo Frabrizi.
Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home 
& Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday evening May 7, 
2002 from 6-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place 
Wednesday 10 AM in St. Peter & Paul’s Church, 161 High St. 
Elmira with the Reverend Pat Connor and Dino’s brother-in-law, 
Father Lee Love celebrating the Mass. Interment will follow in 
St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery where full military honros will 
be accorded Mr. Guerrera by the Veterans Military Honor Guard 
of Chemung County. Memorial Donations may be directed to St. 
Peter and Paul’s Church in Dino’s memory.



 Eleanor Louise Gulliver 
ROCHESTER, NY | Eleanor Louise Gulliver, 81, of Wesley On East 
Nursing Home in Rochester, NY formerly of South Corning died 
Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at Highland Hospital, Rochester, NY.
She was born September 5, 1920 in Corning the daughter of the 
late Willis L. and Leda (McIntosh) Ford. Eleanor married 
Warren R. Gulliver who predeceased her January 14, 1995.
She was a graduate of CFA (Class of 1938) and Elmira College. 
She owned and operated Gulliver Construction with her husband 
in South Corning. She was a member of the Corning Hospital 
Chapter and South Corning United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Ann (Gerald) Hendershot of 
Rochester; a son, Daniel (Sandra) Gulliver of Lake Forrest, 
IL; granddaughters, Allison and Lindsay Hendershot of 
Rochester; a sister, Cynthia Nichols of Cassadaga, NY; a 
brother, Willis (Helene) Ford Jr. of Painted Post; several 
nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call at the Acly-Stover Funeral Home, 
Corning on Saturday, April 27, 2002 from 1-3 p.m. Funeral 
services will follow calling hours at 3:00 p.m. Burial will be 
in Coopers Plains Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY.
Memorial donations may be made to Corning Hospital.



 Mary H.  Haley
BATH, NY | Mary H. Haley, 82, of 105 Geneva Street, Lakeview 
Apartments, Bath died Sunday, March 17, 2002 at the Steuben 
County Health Care Facility of Bath. Mary was born in 
Hartford, NY June 11, 1919, the daughter of the late Harold 
and Susie (Nelson) Hall. She was a homemaker, avid reader and 
enjoyed cooking.
She is survived by her two daughters, Elizabeth (Larry) 
Hojnoski of Bath, NY and Joyce (Joseph) Massimino of Cherry 
Hill, NJ; her son, LeRoy (Barbara) Haley of Collingswood, NJ; 
3 grandchildren, Bob Hojnoski of Cincinnati, OH, Brian 
(Jennifer) Haley of Brighton, MA and Karen (Eric) Luciers of 
West Berlin, NJ; her niece, Barbara (Ken) Cutler of Hartford, 
NY and nephew, David (Nancy) Hall of Hartford, NY. She was 
predeceased by her brother, Robert Hall.
Services will be at the convenience of the family. Burial will 
be in Morningside Cemetery, Hartford, NY. Arrangements by 
Fagan’s Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations, 
in Mary’s name, may be made to the Steuben County Health Care 
Facility Residence Fund, 7002 Mt. Washington Road, Bath, NY 
14810.



 John R. Hall
CORNING, NY | John R. Hall 84 years of 20 Speer Dr. died 
unexpectedly in an automobile accident Monday, April 1, 2002.
He was born in Van Ormer, PA January 31, 1918 the son of the 
late John P. & Edna Richard Hall. He was a graduate of Reede 
Township High School, Montaindale, PA.
John and Mary Louise Danaher were married in Utica, NY. She 
predeceased him September 23, 1980. His second marriage was to 
Rachael E. Sutton February 5, 1982 in St. Patrick’s Church, 
Corning. She died unexpectedly in the same automobile accident 
on Monday April 1, 2002.
He was employed as a Lampworker at the Apparatus Plant for 
Corning Inc., retiring and at the time of his death he had 50+ 
years service.
John was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. 
Patrick’s Church and St. Mary’s Church. A member of the 
Corning Lodge of Elks #1071, First President of the National 
Little League of Corning and Past President of the Umpires 
Association. John was an avid outdoorsman, hunting, fishing 
and enjoying all sports, especially baseball.
He is survived by son; John J. (Patrice) Hall of Corning, NY 
and daughter; Maureen (James) McCoy of Moscow, PA, step 
daughter; Sheila (William) Spak of Elmira, NY, step son; 
William (Anita) Sutton of Big Flats, NY and son-in-law; Thomas 
Wilsoncroft of Corning, NY. Grandchildren; Colleen McCoy, 
Kathleen McCoy, Eileen (John) Marsico, Kelly Pelose, Laura 
(Stuart) Plank, John C. Hall, Todd (Kim) Wilsoncroft & Tim 
(Elka) Wilsoncroft. Eleven Great grandchildren & several step 
grandchildren & great grandchildren. Sister; Dorothy Simmers 
of Beaver Dams, NY, Lorraine Clark of Corning, NY & Thelma 
(Rick) Bliss of Lawrenceville, PA. Also several nieces, 
nephews & cousins.
He was predeceased by his daughter; A. Diane Wilsoncroft, 
sisters; Evelyn Fitzpatrick, Marge Carpenter, Margaret Lewis 
and brothers; Lyle Hall, Bernard Hall and James Hall.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First 
St., Corning, NY Friday April 5, 2002 from 1-3 & 5-7 pm. A 
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s 
Church Saturday April 6, 2002 at 8:30 am. Committal Prayers & 
Interment will be held at the family plot in St. Mary’s 
Cemetery.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in his 
name to: American Cancer Society, 627 W. Church St., Elmira, 
NY 14905 or American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, 
Syracuse, NY 13220.



 Rachael E. Sutton Hall
CORNING, NY | Rachael E. Sutton Hall 81 years of 20 Speer Dr. 
died unexpectedly in an automobile accident Monday April 1, 
2002.
She was born April 19, 1920 in Herrick Center, PA, the 
daughter of the late William O. & Bertha Oakley Perrington. 
She attended New Milford high School in PA and relocated to 
the Corning area in 1942.
Rachael and Clifford M. Sutton were married in Susquehanna, 
PA. he predeceased her on July 4, 1980. Her second marriage 
was with John R. Hall February 5, 1982 in St. Patrick’s 
Church, Corning. He died unexpectedly in the same automobile 
accident on Monday April, 2002.
She was a retired employee of Corning Inc., working as an 
Inspector/Packer and a Planner in the Planning Dept., when she 
retired with 50+ years service with the company.
Rachael attended All Saints Parish.
She truly loved others and life, loved traveling, dining out 
and was ready to shop in a minutes notice. She enjoyed flowers 
and growing plants.
She is survived by her son; William H. (Anita) Sutton of Big 
Flats, NY and daughter; Sheila (William) Spak of Elmira, NY. 
Step son; John J. (Patrice) Hall of Corning and step daughter; 
Maureen (James) McCoy of Moscow, PA and step son-in-law; 
Thomas Wilsoncroft of Corning, NY. Three grandchildren; 
Deborah (Gary) Baccile, William Christopher (Sherry) Sutton, 
Clifford (Amy) Sutton. Seven great grandchildren and several 
step grandchildren, great grandchildren & great great 
grandchildren, nieces, nephews & cousins. Sisters-in-law; 
Alice Eldred of Montrose, PA, Marion Nye of Friendsville, PA & 
Eva Sutton of New Milford, PA.
She was predeceased by grandchild; Amy Marie Spak, step 
daughter, Diane Wilsoncroft, brothers-in-law; Gaylord Sutton, 
Wallace Sutton, Charles Nye & Lester Eldred and sister-in-law; 
Leonia Sutton.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First 
St., Corning, NY Friday April 5, 2002 from 1-3 & 5-7 pm. A 
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s 
Church Saturday April 6, 2002 at 8:30 am. A Committal Service 
& Interment will follow Saturday at 2:30 pm at the family plot 
at Lamb Cemetery, Jackson, PA.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in her 
name to: The Lamb Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Eugene 
Walker, RD#1 Box 14B, Susquehanna, PA 18847.



 Wendell B. Hall 
HALLSVILLE, TX | Wendell B. Hall, 76, 616 Calyoung Rd. 
Hallsville, Texas died March 7, 2002.
He was born April 27, 1925 the son of Dr. Arthur A, and Edna 
K. (Brillhart) Hall.
He received his education in the Painted Post, N.Y. High 
School and graduated from the University of Tennessee on Dec. 
10, 1950. He married Jennye G. Anderson on June 28, 1951 in 
Knoxville, TN. She preceded him in death on December 11, 1966. 
He later marries Emma J. Mills Young on April 9, 1968 in 
Hallsville, TX. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He 
worked many years in Labor Relations and Personnel Management 
for the City of Shreveport, LA. He was retired. He was a 
member of Ft. Unit. Meth. Church of Hallsville. He was a life 
member of the American Ex-Prisoner of War. A life member of 
the VFW. Was a honorary Member of East Texas Personnel 
Association. 
He is survived by his wife Emma J. Mills Young Hall of 
Hallsville, Texas. Son and daughter-in-law Jesse Neal & 
Deborah Young of Hallsville, TX. Three daughters and 
sons-in-law; Wendy & Raymond Ditmore of Bel Aire, MD, Diane & 
Glenn Hobbs of Longview, TX, Michelle & Dan Adams of Gilmer, 
TX. Six grandchildren & grand-in-law; Charlotte Young Anderson 
and husband Eric of Cary, NC, Jessica Young of Hallsville, 
Jennye Ditmore of Bel Aire, MD, Jimmy Ditmore of Bel Aire, MD, 
Wes Hobbs of Oklahoma City, OK, Will Hobbs of Longview, TX. 
One brother and sister-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Arthur T. Hall of 
Madisonville, KY.
He was preceded in death by one grandson Matthew Hobbs.
The family will receive friends from 3-5PM, Sunday evening at 
the Sullivan Funeral Home, 100 E. Travis St. Marshall, TX. A 
graveside service will be held Monday, March 11,2002 at 11AM 
at Hallsville Cemetery under the direction of the Sullivan 
Family Funeral Home. Interment will be in Hallsville Cemetery, 
Texas.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 
General Fund P.O. Box 365 Hallsville, Texas 75650.



 John E.  Hammond
BRADFORD, NY | John E. Hammond age 71 of Bradford, NY, passed 
away Saturday evening February 2, 2002 at the Robert Packer 
Hospital in Sayre, PA. John was born May 11, 1930 in Lindley, 
NY, son of Charles A. and Sarah Tubbs Hammond. On June 17, 
1950, in the Corning Christian Missionary Alliance Church, 
John married Rena L. Perry. He was retired from Corning Inc. 
and recently received his 51 year pin. John enjoyed hunting 
and especially working on the farm that he and Rena lived on. 
He was very family oriented and his children and ten 
grandchildren were very special to him.
Surviving John is his loving wife of 51 years, Rena Hammond of 
Bradford, NY; sons and daughters-in-law: John and Carol 
Hammond of Elmira and David and Deborah Hammond of Bradford, 
NY; daughters and sons-in-law: Cheryl and Stephen Hiltbrand of 
Mesa, AZ, Cindy and Timothy Glick of Bradford, NY and Melody 
Czopkiewicz of Papillion, NB; sisters: Esther Carpenter of 
Bethany Village formerly of Lindley, NY, Marian Walter also of 
Bethany Village, Joyce (Leland) Harris of Lindley, NY, Kathryn 
Ruhlman of Everson, WA and Betty Lutz of Rothsville, PA; eight 
grandsons, two granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.
Predeceasing John were his parents, brothers: Leo and Ray 
Hammond and sisters: Eunice Bertell, Saphronia Cambers and 
Vivian Clarengdon.
Friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14 E. 
Pulteney St., Corning on Tuesday, February 5 from 2 to 4 and 7 
to 9 PM. The Funeral Service will be on Wednesday, February 6 
in the Bradford Baptist Church in Bradford, NY at 2 PM. The 
Rev. Chris Durham will officiate. The Interment will be in the 
Bradford Cemetery, Bradford, NY. Memorials, in the name of 
John E. Hammond, may be directed to The Bradford Baptist 
Church, 2788 Yawger Hill 



 Todd W.  Hargrave
CAMERON | Todd W. Hargrave, 39, of 5453 Cnty Rte # 119 went to 
meet his Lord on May 2, 2002 as a result of an automobile 
accident in the town of Rathbone.
He was born in Bath, New York on May 27, 1962 a son of Earl W. 
and Gladys M. Pursel Hargrave.
Todd graduated from Addison High School Class of 1980. He was 
a heavy equipment operator on construction while residing in 
Florida and installed swimming pools. Prior to his death, he 
was self-employed as a carpenter in the local area.
He is survived by his children, a daughter, Cassandra; twin 
sons, Todd W. II and Craig M. Hargrave who reside with their 
mother in Florida the former Linda Woodruff of Addison; also 
surviving are his mother, Gladys M. Hargrave of Addison; two 
brothers and a sister-in-law, Thomas W. and Cindy Hargrave of 
Addison and Timothy W. Hargrave and friend Lisa of Cameron 
Mills; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Dawn and David Reagan 
of Wellsville, Deborah and Barry Hoad of Cameron Mills, Terri 
and George Farrand of Woodhull, Tina Stewart of Woodhull, and 
Tammy and Randy Dunn of Addison; several aunts, uncles, 
cousins, nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews. Todd 
was preceded in death by his father, Earl W. in 1999 and 
brothers, James C. in 1946 and Pvt. Tracy W. Hargrave in 1968.
Friends and relatives may call Saturday, May 18, 2002 from 11 
am to 1 pm at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison. 
A memorial service will be held at the conclusion of calling 
at 1 pm with Rev. Brian Diffenbacher officiating. Interment 
will be at the convenience of the family in Hedgesville 
Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. 



 Leon C. ‘Slim’  Harrau Jr.
Leon C. “Slim” Harrau Jr., age 79, formerly of Lawrenceville, 
PA, died Saturday, May 11, 2002 at his home on Wilson St., 
Corning. Mr. Harrau was born July 24, 1922 at Corning, the son 
of the late Leon C. Sr. and Grace Alberta (Smith) Harrau. He 
served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942-1946. He married 
Eleanor Bliss on May 28, 1952 in Corning. She predeceased him 
May 6, 1999.
Leon retired from Corning Inc. in 1989, where he was a foreman 
at the former Pressware Plant. He had received his 60 year 
service pin. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist 
Church in Lawrenceville and American Legion, John P. Eaton 
Post of Corning. Leon’s hobbies were gardening, woodworking 
and needlepoint. 
He was loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is 
survived by two daughters: Sharon A. Harrau of Stoughton, MA, 
and Bonnie O. Harrau of Corning; one son: David H. (Dixie) 
Bliss of Grove City, OH; four grandchildren and seven great 
grandchildren.
Family and friends will be received this evening (Monday) from 
7-9 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., 
Corning. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the 
funeral home with the Rev. William Lusk officiating.
Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery, Coopers Plains, 
N.Y.



 John Phillip  Harris 
PRATTSBURGH, NY | John Phillip Harris age 74, of Alexandria, 
VA, formerly of the Pulteney and Prattsburgh area, died 
Saturday, April 6, 2002.
John was born in Penn Yan, NY and was the son of Walter and 
Henrietta Coryell Harris. He was a graduate of Prattsburgh 
High School and served with the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1953. 
He was employed with Heritage Auto Dealership in Alexandria, 
VA for 34 years. He was a member of the Pulteney Presbyterian 
Church, the Loyal Order of the Moose and the Engineers 
Historical Association.
He is survived by good friends, the C. Bruce Baird family of 
Fairfax, VA, the Robert and Nina Roberts family of Catawba, 
VA, the Thelma Peek family of Pulteney and the Prattsburgh 
Class of 1945.
Friends may call at the Bottoni-Wood Funeral Home, 4 Mechanics 
Street, Prattsburgh on Thursday from 2 to 3 pm with services 
at 3 pm at the funeral home, with the Rev. Kenneth Hickey. 
Burial at Glenview Cemetery in Pulteney, NY.



 Donald Clair Hartwell 
PENN YAN | Donald Clair Hartwell, 53, of South Hamilton 
Street, Painted Post died Saturday, March 30, 2002 at Soldiers 
and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan, NY.
He was born June 21, 1948 in Corning the son of Clair S. and 
Norma E. (Hakes) Hartwell.
Donald graduated from Corning-Painted Post West High School, 
Class of 1967. He was employed with Corning Incorporated as an 
Inspector at Pressware Plant for over 20 years. He was a 
member of the AFGWU Local 1000 and the First Baptist Church of 
Painted Post. 
He is survived by his mother, Norma Hartwell of Painted Post; 
sons, James Hartwell of TX and Shawn Hartwell of MD; sisters, 
Sharon Hartwell of Painted Post and Deborah (Walter) Hartwell 
of Painted Post; several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 
April 3, 2002 at Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post.
Memorial donations may be made to the Huntington’s Research 
Center, Rochester, NY.
Acly-Stover Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.



 Sherman A.  Hauber 
MILLBURY | Sherman A. Hauber, 88, formerly of Savona and 
Rochester, NY, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002 in Providence 
Nursing Home, Millbury, MA.
He was born in Campbell, New York, to John E. and Marion 
Grenolds Hauber. He graduated from Savona Central School and 
was a World War II veteran.
Mr. Hauber was the owner of J.E. Hauber & Son grocery store in 
Savona, NY. He was actively involved in community service 
organizations in Savona including the Booster Club, Library 
Board, Volunteer Fireman, and Steuben County Boy Scout 
Committee. As a member of the Savona Federated Church, he 
taught Sunday School and served on several church boards. He 
later became a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in 
Rochester, NY. He enjoyed gardening, family activities and 
sports, especially baseball.
He wife of 58 years, Louise Scudder Hauber, died in 1993. Mr. 
Hauber is survived by two daughters, Linda Ann (Robert) 
Campbell of Millbury, MA and Mary Louise Brown of Rochester, 
NY; one son, John D. (Haydee) Hauber of Rochester, NY; one 
sister, Anita Leonard of Savona, NY; one brother-in-law, Bryce 
Scudder of Birmingham, AL; five grandchildren; one 
great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the Savona Federated Church, 
Church Street, Savona, NY, Saturday, April 6th at 11:00am with 
the Rev. Ron Huckabone, officiating. Burial will be in Seamens 
Cemetery, Savona, NY, at the convenience of the family. In 
lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to the 
American Heart Association or to a preferred church or 
charity. Arrangements by Seager Funeral Home, Savona, NY.

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