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Frank Gerald Hazen 
TUPPER LAKE, NY | Frank Gerald Hazen, 54, of Pine Grove 
Trailer Court, Tupper Lake, died while snowmobiling with his 
wife on Raquette Pond. His body was rcovered March 19, 2002. 
Recovery efforts for his wife, Jenifer, will continue when 
weather permits.
Born July 31, 1947 in Corning, NY he was the son of Gerald 
Alvin and Margaret Jane Leonard Hazen.
He attended Big Flats, Horseheads School District until the 
age of 14.
Following the death of his father, the family relocated to 
Tupper Lake, the home of his mother’s family.
Mr. Hazen attended Tupper Lake High School until his 
enlistment in the US Marines. He served three consecutive 
terms in Vietnam and obtained his G.E.D. while with the 
Marines.
Following honorable discharge, he made his home in Oklahoma 
with his first wife and daughter.
Frank was a capable mechanic and held employment as such in 
Oklahoma.
He enjoyed country and western music and played guitar with 
the White Leather Trio.
In 1995, Mr. Hazen and the former Jenifer Perkins of 
Stillwater, Oklahoma came to live in Tupper Lake to be closer 
to his family. They married in Tupper Lake on February 17, 
1996.
He was employed as caretaker for the Kildare Club.
A life member of the VFW Edmund Bujold Post 3120, Mr. Hazen 
was also a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose.
Surviving are his mother, Margaret LaMoy of Tupper Lake; his 
former wife, Joyce and their daughter, Belinda of Oklahoma; 
his common-law wife of 11 years, Marty Jones and children, 
Todd, Brandy and Carrie, all of Stillwater, OK; his wife’s 
daughters, Kelli and her husband, Sherman Frantz of Perkins, 
OK and Victoria Foster of Stillwater, OK; four grandchildren: 
two sisters and their husbands, Dora “Dolly” and Earl 
Eccleston of Addison, NY and Patti and Ray Breault of Tupper 
Lake; one brother, Thomas Edward and his wife, Sharla Hazen of 
Oklahoma City, OK, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
He was predeceased by his father; his step-father, Paul LaMoy; 
presumably his wife, Jenifer; his brother, Michael and his 
sister, Suzanne Marie Clement.
A funeral service was held Friday afternoon, March 22 at 3 
p.m. at the Richer Funeral Home with Father Edgar LaCombe 
officiating. Burial with, full Military Honors, will be held 
May 18 at St. Alphonsus Cemetery.
Those wishing to remember Mr. Hazen through memorial donations 
are asked to consider the Tupper Lake Dive Team of the Tupper 
Lake Volunteer Rescue Squad.



 Robert E.  Hendershott
HORSEHEADS | Robert E. Hendershott, former Horseheads Chief of 
Police, age 82 of 203 Weller Ave., Horseheads, NY, passed away 
on Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Mr. 
Hendershott was born September 26, 1919 in Elmira, NY the son 
of the late Ralph E. and Ina Little Hendershott. 
Bob was a veteran of World War II serving his country with the 
US Army in The European Theatre. He was a member of the US 
Army Reserve for over 21 years and retired with the rank of 
First Sergeant. Bob retired from the Horseheads Police Dept. 
in 1984 as Chief of Police. He was a member of Bentley-Trumble 
American Legion Post # 442 of Horseheads, V.F.W. Post # 6083, 
Horseheads Elks Lodge #2297, Horseheads Moose and Horseheads 
Eagles.
Mr. Hendershott was pre-deceased by his father, Ralph E. 
Hendershott on November 17, 1964 and by his mother, Ina Little 
Hendershott on March 8, 1977. He was also predeceased by his 
brother, William “Zaz” Hendershott in 1995 and by his nephew, 
William “Billy” Hendershott.
Bob is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law: Robert W. & 
Shirley Hendershott of Elmira, NY and Scott & Karen 
Hendershott of Greene, NY; grandchildren: Bobby Joe, Timmy, 
Garrett and Kurt; great grandchildren: Ashley, Alyssa and 
Tyler; nieces: Barbara Hendershott Allington of Carthage, NY 
and Donna Hendershott of Elmira, NY and a host of friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van 
Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. & Grand Central Ave., 
Horseheads, NY on Thursday, February 28, 2002 from 3-7 PM. 
Officers and members of Horseheads Elks Lodge #2297 will meet 
at the funeral home at 6:30 PM to conduct a memorial service 
for their departed brother, Robert E. Hendershott. Mr. 
Hendershott’s Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home 
on Friday, March 1, 2002 at 10 AM. The Rev. Dr. Robert O. 
Sherburne will officiate. Interment in Woodlawn National 
Cemetery where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. 
Hendershott. 
The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing 
may remember Mr. Hendershott through memorials to The 
Community Policing Program, c/o Horseheads Police Dept., 202 
South Main St., Horseheads, NY 14845.



 Theresa A.  Herritt
CORNING | Theresa A. Herritt, age 71, of Decatur Street, 
Corning, NY died Thursday, February 14, 2002 at Corning 
Hospital.
Born in Corning on October 1, 1930, she was the daughter of 
the late Ralph and Elizabeth (Hebner) McPherson. Theresa was 
the wife of Robert L. Herritt whom she married on April 16, 
1949 in Benton, PA. Theresa was a graduate of Corning 
Northside High, and was a lifelong resident of Corning. She 
was preceded in death by an infant son, and infant 
granddaughter, Sarah, a sister Margaret Dolley, and by a 
brother Ralph McPherson.
Her survivors include one daughter: Theresa (Michael) Zaniecki 
of Austin, TX; four sons, Ralph Herritt of Corning, NY, James 
(Cheryl) Herritt of Hoover, Alabama, Larry Herritt of 
Rochester, NY, David (Cindy) Herritt of Stanford, Conn.; three 
sisters: Betty (Michael) Darcangelo of Corning, Sally 
McPherson of Mesa, AZ, Mary (Titus) Moleski of Corning, NY; 
two brothers: Charles (Marsha) McPherson of Monterey, Nevada, 
Robert McPherson of Phoenix, AZ; 11 grandchildren; 4 
great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Sunday, February 17, 2002 from 6:00 until 
8:00 PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney Street, 
Corning. Private graveside services will be in Hope Cemetery 
in Corning.
Memorials may be made in her name to the Corning Hospital ICU, 
176 Denison Parkway East, Corning, NY 14830.



 Floyd  Hibbard 
ADDISON | Floyd Hibbard, 90, of 120 Creekside Drive Apt. # 19, 
Painted Post (formerly of Addison) entered into rest on 
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2002 at Corning Hospital.
Floyd was born in the Town of Addison, New York on January 11, 
1912 a son of Benjamin F. and Angela Hadlock Hibbard.
He was a construction worker and was also a dairy farmer in 
the Town of Addison. He was a member of the Addison First 
Baptist Church.
He is survived by a brother, Sherman Hibbard of Painted Post; 
several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by six brothers 
and two sisters.
Friends may call Friday from 1-3 pm at the Flint Funeral Home, 
10 Wall Street, Addison, where funeral and committal services 
will be held at the conclusion of calling at 3 pm with Rev. 
Gloria Gay officiating. Burial will be in Addison Rural 
Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Addison First Baptist Church 
Memorial Fund, 14 Baldwin Avenue, Addison, NY 14801.



 Gertrude M. Hickey 
PAINTED POST, NY | Gertrude M. Hickey, 93, formerly of Painted 
Post, New York, died Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at Founders 
Pavilion after a long illness.
Gertrude was born on April 11, 1909, in Jersey Mills, PA, to 
James and Nellie Clinton Hickey. At an early age she moved to 
the Corning area and graduated from Painted Post High School. 
She then went to nursing school and was a graduate of the 
Corning Hospital Nursing School in 1930. She worked for many 
years in many capacities at the hospital. After leaving the 
hospital, she spent more years doing private duty nursing. 
Many people in the Corning area were the recipients of her 
caring and professional manner as she served them as their 
nurse.
Gertrude never married, but the nieces and nephews of all her 
brothers and their wives became a part of their Aunt Gertie’s 
life. She gave them her time and her love and all were 
enriched by her sharing her life with them. All of her 
brothers John, Edward, Michael, Leo, Albert, Herbert and James 
predeceased her as did her beloved friend and sister-in-law 
Grace Hickey. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. 
Among them are Jack of Scotia, NY, Marjorie Searing of 
Colorado Springs, CO, Nancy Samaritano of Richland, WA, 
Phyllis Kurtz of Corning and John of Painted Post.
From her ever widening circle of friends, acquaintances, 
fellow nurses, and church relationships, she formed a large 
extended family, who, though not directly related to her, 
became an important part of her life. From this group was the 
special relationship she had with Anna and Bert Sweigart and 
their children that was sustained and nurtured over the years. 
Later in her life, when the passage of time and illnesses took 
their toll, it was Lois Sweigart Chase and her husband Charles 
who would become her primary caregivers and would oversee her 
needs. The Hickey families are indeed fortunate to have had 
such dedicated care and oversight afforded to her by the 
Chases.
Gertrude was a longtime member of the Christian Missionary 
Alliance Church when it was in Corning and when they moved to 
Beartown Road. She was a participant in all the activities of 
that body and was a faithful supporter of it. She attended 
regularly until the last few years when illness intervened. 
She was always ready to lend a hand or direct her efforts 
toward helping those who needed her. For many years she also 
served on the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Board.
There will be calling hours from 1:00-3:00 P.M. on Saturday, 
April 27, 2002 at the Phillips Funeral Home, 17 West Pulteney 
Street, Corning followed by the funeral and committal services 
at 3:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the 
Beartown Road Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. 
Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Painted Post. 



 William “Kelsey” Hill
FLORAL CITY, FL | William “Kelsey” Hill, age 81 of Floral 
City, died Thursday, March 14, 2002 at his residence under the 
care of his family & Hospice of Citrus County. Born in 
Atlanta, Georgia on September 8, 1920 to the late Irvin & May 
(Kelsey) Hill, he came here in 1975 from Avoca, New York.
Mr. Hill was a retired potato farmer and Episcopal by faith. 
He was an avid Golfer, Fisherman and Conservationist.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Beatrice (Fox) Hill; 1 
daughter, Bonnie and her husband, Bill Goodrich of Avoca, NY; 
2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Mr. Hill was 
preceded in death by his son, William K. Hill, Jr. (June 10, 
1984).
In lieu of flowers, the famly suggests memorial contributiions 
to Hospice of Citrus County, 3350 W. Audubon Park Path, 
Lecanto, FL 34461.



 Forrest Hines
WILKES-BARRE, PA | Forrest Hines, 89 of S. Main St., 
Wilkes-Barre,PA died Monday March 25, 2002 at Mercy Hospital, 
Wilkes-Barre, PA. Born Nov. 9, 1912 in Kingston, PA, he was 
the son of Samuel and Bertha M. (Wills) Hines. He was called 
Peanut by his childhood friends and Sarge by his co-workers on 
the New York Central Railroad. He resided in Riverside, NY 
with his family until the death of his wife Evangeline 
(Butler) Hines. Shortly thereafter he moved to Bath, NY. He 
later returned to the Wyoming Valley for the remainder of his 
years. He worked for Corning Inc. and the NY Central Railroad.
He was preceded in death by his wife Evangeline, parents, 
Samuel and Bertha also his stepmother, Florence Hines; 
brothers Clark and Ernest and a sister, Alberta Jones.
Surviving are his daughter, Carol (Gary) Roll, grandson, Rick 
L. of Corning, NY; brother Samuel of Florida and nieces and 
nephews.
Interment was in the Bath National Military Cemetery, Bath, 
NY. 



 Ruth  Hojnoski
BATH | Ruth Hojnoski, 83, of 7571 State Rte. 54, Bath, died 
Saturday, February 9, 2002 at the Taylor Health Care Center. 
Mrs. Hojnoski was born in Hammondsport, December 7, 1918 the 
daughter of the late Donald and Edith Stratton Mills. She was 
the wife of the late Joseph Hojnoski who predeceased her in 
1976. She was a cook for the Headstart Program in Bath and 
also a Teachers Aide at Headstart and a member of the First 
Presbyterian Church in Bath.
She is survived by her 4 daughters: Joyce (John) Loza of Bath, 
NY, Stormi Roberts of Myrtle Beach, SC, Judy (Mark) Bardeen of 
Charlotte, NC and Joy (Wayne) Weber of Bath, NY; 3 sons: 
Joseph (Lori) Hojnoski of Bath, NY, James Hojnoski of Bath, NY 
and Jeffrey Hojnoski of Bath, NY; 2 sisters: Dorothy Stone of 
Hammondsport, NY and Doris Atkinson of Monroe, NY, 17 
grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and several nieces and 
nephews.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Joan Grimaldi.
Friends may call on Thursday, February 14th from 10:00-11:00 
AM at Fagan’s Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St., Bath. The 
funeral will follow at 11:00 AM with Reverend Robert Tuttle 
officiating. Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery in Bath. 
Memorials may be made to the Taylor Health Center, 7517 State 
Route 54, Bath, NY 14810, the Bath Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 
110 E. Steuben Street, Bath, NY 14810 or the National 
Osteoporosis Center, 1232 22nd St. NW, Washington, DC 20037.



 Marcella "Patty" Hornburger 
CLIFTON PARK, NY | Marcella “Patty” Hornburger, 92, of Clifton 
Park, NY, died March 7, 2002, at Saratoga Hospital.
She was the daughter of the late Albert and Emma Rose (Wilsey) 
Burdette, and the wife of the late Lawrence W. Hornburger.
She had resided in Clifton Park for the last 17 years 
previously she had lived in Hudson, NY. She was educated at 
the Mary Fletcher School of Nursing, Class of 1933 and worked 
as a Registered Nurse and Homemaker. She was a member of the 
Clifton Park United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Glenn O. Hornburger of Charlton, Larry 
W. Hornburger of Rochester, 8 grandchildren and 17 great 
grandchildren, two sisters, Olive Legacy of Durby, VT, Ellen 
MacCauley of Wakefield, MA, several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Saturday, March 16 from 10am to 11am and 
a Memorial service at 11am in the Catricala Funeral Home, 
Inc., 1597 Rte 9 Clifton Park. Burial will be in Saratoga 
National Cemetery. 
The family is requesting memorial contributions to: Clifton 
Park United Methodist Church.
Arrangements by the Catricala Funeral Home Inc.



 Ernest T.  Horton Sr. 
CAMERON MILLS | Ernest T. Horton Sr., 64, of 5880 Learn Road, 
entered into rest on May 18, 2002 at his residence following 
an extended illness.
He was born in Campbell, New York on April 30, 1938 a son of 
Jesse and Idabelle Sutton Horton. Ernie married Barbara J. 
Morseman on May 30, 1960 in Addison, New York.
He was a mechanic employed at McKinley Sales and Lease in Bath 
for over 17 years and later was a bus driver for Addison 
Central School District. Ernie enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, 
traveling and also woodcraft.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a daughter, Virginia 
(Mrs. Ken) Wilber of Addison; four sons: Ernest T. (Tammi) 
Horton Jr., William (Joyce) Horton, Johnny (Misty) Horton all 
of Corning; and Earl (Robin) Horton of Painted Post; 16 
grandchildren, one great granddaughter; five brothers: Jesse 
Horton of Addison, Lawrence (Karen) Horton of Cameron Mills, 
Elmer (Kathy) Horton of Corning and Charles (Mary) Horton and 
Richard (Jenny) Horton both of Addison; six sisters: Mabel 
(Harold) Budinger of Belmont, Josephine Tyler of Corning, Vera 
(Russell) Morseman, Sarah Manning, Shirley (Robert) Hollister 
and Sharon (Ron) Dailey all of Addison; grandmother, Mary 
Sutton of Addison; several nieces and nephews.
Friends and relatives may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at 
the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison, where 
services will be held on Wednesday at 11 am with Rev. Richard 
Hurd officiating. Burial will be in Northrup Hill Cemetery, 
Town of Rathbone.



 Lysle T.  Hosmer
RISINGVILLE | Lysle T. Hosmer, 59, of 4534 County Route 11 
entered into rest Friday, March 1, 2002 at his home.
Lysle was born March 25, 1942 in Bath the son of the late 
Howard A. and Helen M. Watson Hosmer.
Lysle was a self-employed Carpenter-Contractor. He also worked 
at Pollio Dairy Products, Corp., and Westinghouse. He was a 
member of the Risingville United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his children: Kevin D. Hosmer of Pittsburgh, PA 
and Denise Hosmer of Rochester, NY; three sisters: Stella M. 
Hoskins of Bath, Joanne VanSkiver of Campbell and Marjorie E. 
Davis of Bath.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Risingville United 
Methodist Church on Saturday, March 9th, 2002 at 2:00 P.M. the 
Reverend Clifford Whitehead officiating. Arrangements are 
being handled by Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath. Memorials 
may be made to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 
11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830 in Lysle’s memory. 



 Edwin Huttleston
ELMIRA | Edwin Hutleston, Age 60 of 460 W. Thurston St., 
Elmira, NY passed away Friday, April 26, 2002 at the Arnot 
Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Funeral arrangements, under 
the direction of the Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St., 
Elmira are incomplete at this time.



 Edwin Frank “Big Ed”  Huttleston
ELMIRA | Edwin Frank “Big Ed” Huttleston, devoted husband and 
father, passed away April 26th 2002 at Arnot Ogden Medical 
Center. He was 60 years old and he very much enjoyed life. 
Big Ed was survived by his loving wife Diane and his children 
Kirk V. Huttleston and Doralee H. Ennulat, his beloved brother 
Tom Huttleston and sister Dawn Brown, aunts, cousins, nieces 
and nephews.
He was born in the Cortland, NY area where he was raised by 
his father Kirk Albright Huttleston and his mother Dorothy 
Porter Huttleston. There he and brother Tom enjoyed each 
other’s company with much time spent hunting, fishing and 
playing sports.
After high school, Ed attended Broome Technical Community 
College where he studied chemistry and physics and met Diane, 
his future wife. After that, he worked at the Atomic Energy 
Comission in Idaho Falls as a chemical technician, and was 
recruited and moved to Corning to work at Corning Glass Works. 
During his chemistry years, he was published several times.
In ‘62 Ed and Diane married and began their near 40 years 
together.
In ‘72 he learned that, in addition to a few other physical 
problems, he was diabetic and after soul searching, he decided 
to quit his chemistry job so he could devote himself fully to 
his passion and business, Master Dive Shop. Originally he had 
a business partner Richard Bonsignore but after opening their 
shop together in Big Flats, it was promptly flooded by ‘72 
Agnes. More than a little ironic, to have his new SCUBA shop 
flooded. After that he bought out his partner and moved to 
higher ground and re-opened his shop in the basement of his 
home. From then on, he was seen all over the Corning, twin 
tiers and finger lakes areas with his trademark SCUBA van and 
red knit divers cap.
As a SCUBA instructor and retailer, here in our land locked 
community, Ed shared his enthusiasm with and taught over 1000 
students, 8 of whom went on to become Navy SEALS. He also 
lectured to local school students and groups and was always a 
hit with shark teeth and stories.
He did many jobs for the Army Corp of Engineers and helped to 
write some of the manuals they still use today. The Corp of 
Engineers noted that he had a 100% success rate on his jobs, 
which Ed considered natural but they considered noteworthy.
Ed was also active with the police force and helped them when 
they needed a search and recovery done. He was able to recover 
items needed for criminal investigations and also aided in 
recovery of bodies when people drowned to help families with 
their closure. He enjoyed teaching SCUBA immensely and he 
volunteered much to the community.
The close friends Big Ed made in his career as a diver are too 
long to include here and I apologize in advance for those not 
mentioned...Jim Dempsey, Tim and Tom Wright, Ed Velie, Robbie 
Parker, Ray Koziatek, Mark Caracci, Danny Vieira, Brett 
Bowers, Bill Copp, Bev Pierce, Stan Lachut, Fred Morrell, Ray 
and Tracy Overdurf, Mike Cilip, Bob Roe, Paul and Heather Dohn 
and Tom Wenderlich are a few of the many counted among his 
blessed friends.
In these later years, Ed welcomed 2 new dogs into his home, 
fished whenever he had the time and energy, hosted his family 
weekly, and entertained many of his close friends. Thirty 
years of diabetes, four years of dialysis every other day, and 
other assorted physical difficulties seemed like a burden he 
used to fuel his desire to enjoy life all the more. He worked 
hard, he loved fully, and he was true to himself.
His body has been donated for scientific research.
If anyone is interested in making a donation, the family urges 
them to donate to the American Diabetes Foundation or the 
Dialysis Unit at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.
His family and friends will be hosting and celebrating his 
life from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM Thursday, May 2nd at 356 West 
Thurston Street at the Epworth United Methodist Church in 
Elmira, NY. All are welcome to join us, I’m sure there will be 
stories to make people laugh and smile and cry, and good food 
is anticipated as well.



 William C. Hyer 
BATH | William C. Hyer, 77, of 8896 County Route 13, passed 
away Saturday, March 9, 2002, at home.
He was born July 12, 1924 in Corning, NY, son of Melvin and 
Dorothy Culver Hyer.
He retired from Corning Glas, Corning, NY, as a design cutter.
Bill is survived by his wife Nellie Seager Hyer; two sons 
William (Pauline) Hyer of Gilford, N.H., and Robert (Bonnie 
Harrison) Hyer of Bath, NY; two sisters Avril Zyla of Wayne, 
NY, and Julia Hilligus of Dundee, NY; two brothers Thomas Hyer 
of Bath, NY, and Richard Hyer of Alabama; four grandchildren 
Shawn (Heidi) Hyer of Vermont, Bobbi Jo (Dennis) Desrochers of 
Vermont, Robert (Lisa) Hyer of Bath, NY, and Nicholas (Heather 
Haff) of Denver, CO; three step-grandchildren Mark Harrison, 
Melissa Olin and Michelle Harrison, all of Bath, NY; four 
great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren, and 
several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call the Seager-Jones Funeral Home, 4 E. 
Washington St., Bath, NY, today from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral 
home Tuesday, March 12th at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Wil 
Kauffman officiating. Burial will be in Mitchellsville 
Cemetery, Mitchellsville, NY. Donations may be made to the 
Prattsburg Ambulance.



 Ruth E. Hylen 
PAINTED POST | Ruth E. Hylen, 72, of West Hill Terrace, 
Painted Post, NY, died Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at The Waters 
Of Three Rivers in Painted Post.
Ruth was born on July 11, 1929 in Corning, NY, the daughter of 
Edgar and Eugenia (Corey) Tillman. She married Richard W. 
Hylen on June 14, 1952 at the First Presbyterian Church in 
Painted Post. Mrs. Hylen was a member of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Painted Post where she had been an 
Elder and Sunday School teacher. She was a substitute teacher 
and reading assistant for the Corning-Painted Post School 
District, a tour guide for the Corning Museum of Glass, had 
been a Girl Scout Leader, and loved quilting. Ruth was 
preceded in death by her daughter, Janice Hylen in 1979. 
She is survived by her husband Richard W. Hylen at home; 
daughter, Beth Hylen of Corning; son, Peter Hylen of 
Lexington, KY; a granddaughter, Kate; one brother, Mike 
Tillman of Clearwater, FL; one sister, Marian (Gilmore) 
MacNeill of Buchanan, MI; and several nieces, nephews and 
cousins.
Funeral Services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church 
of Painted Post, 201 North Hamilton Street on Saturday, March 
16, 2002 at 11:00 AM with Reverend Stephen D. Sibson 
officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Painted 
Post.
Memorials may be made to the Janice and Ruth Hylen Memorial 
Fund, c/o First Presbyterian Church, 201 N. Hamilton Street, 
Painted Post, NY 14870.



 Wayne A. Imperato
HORSEHEADS | Wayne A. Imperato, age 44 of 506 Shappee Street 
Horseheads, NY passed away very unexpectedly on Saturday April 
27, 2002 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira, NY. Wayne was 
born June 13, 1957 in Brooklyn, NY the son of Anthony J. and 
Mildred Walaconis Imperato. 
He was an employee of Ames True-Temper Wood Manufacturing 
Corp. in Pine Valley, NY. Wayne was pre-deceased by his 
father, Anthony J. Imperato, on January 13, 2000. Wayne is 
survived by his mother; Mildred Walaconis Imperato of 
Horseheads, NY; fiancee: Jan Wood and her children Stephanie 
and Rex of Hoseheads, NY; brother and sister-in-law: David & 
Judi Imperato of Nashua, NH; niece Lisa Imperato and nephew 
Anthony Imperato; several aunts, uncles and cousins, and a 
host of friends including his best friend, LeRoy McClain. 
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van 
Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Mill St. & Grand Central Ave. 
Horseheads, NY on Monday April 29, 2002 from 5-9 PM. A Prayer 
Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday April 30, 
2002 at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM 
in St. Mary Our Mother Church. The Rev. Stephen Karani will be 
the Celebrant of Wayne’s Funeral Mass at St. Mary Our Mother 
Church. Interment in Calvary Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah 
Heights, PA.



 William H. Jacobs
SAVONA, NY | William H. Jacobs, 60, of 6513 Monterey Rd., 
passed away suddenly, Thursday May 9, 2002, ER Corning 
Hospital.
He was born December 1, 1941 in Hammondsport, NY to William 
and Lillian Race Jacobs.
Bill was an avid sportsman and was a musician in the area for 
many years with a band called The Outlaws.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine Gurnsey Jacobs; one son, 
BJ Jacobs of Buffton, Indiana; three step-sons, Brian (Dee) 
Gurnsey of Reno, Nevada, Darryl (Peg) Barr of Vancouver, 
Washington, Aaron (Theresa) Barr of San Diego, CA; one sister, 
Roxie Slayton of Bath, NY; one sister-in-law, Sylvia Shattuck 
of Bath, NY; one brother-in-law, James (Carol) Gurnsey of 
Campbell, NY; and several nieces and nephews. 
Friends may call at Seager Funeral Home, Main St., Savona, NY, 
Tuesday May 14th from 2:00-4:00PM and 6:00-8:00PM. Funeral 
Services will be at Campbell U. Methodist Church Wednesday May 
15th at 7:00PM with Pastor Sharon Battist Officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of ones 
choice.



 Dorothy Elizabeth Jewell
PAINTED POST, NY | Dorothy Elizabeth Jewell, age 91 of Victory 
Village, Painted Post, NY, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2002 
at Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. Dorothy was born February 
21, 1911 in Jersey Shore, PA, daughter of John T. and Ellen 
Sewalt Welshans.
Dorothy became the wife of Neil E. Jewell in 1937 in Jersey 
Shore, PA. Both she and her husband were faithful members of 
St. Johns Lutheran Church in Jersey Shore and Emanuel Lutheran 
Church in Corning, NY. She was a very devoted wife, mother and 
grandmother, and enjoyed the simple things in life such as 
working with her flower garden and the change of seasons, 
particularly fall.
Surviving Dorothy are her husband of 64 years, Neil E. Jewell; 
daughter and son-in-law, Lila and Winston “Wink” Mattison of 
Corning; two grandchildren: Steven Mattison of Painted Post, 
NY and Brenda (Thomas) Avery of Spencer, NY; great 
grandchildren: Kristen Mattison, Bryan Avery, Cameron Avery, 
and Michael Mattison; six sisters-in-law; cousins, and many 
friends in both Corning, NY and Jersey Shore, PA. She was 
predeceased by her parents and a brother, Harold Welshans.
Friends are invited to call at Carpenters Funeral Home on 
Thursday, April 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. A Memorial Service 
celebrating the life of Dorothy E. Jewell will be at the 
Funeral Home at 7:30 PM with her Pastor, Rev. Rick Eddy of the 
Emanuel Lutheran Church. Interment will be in the family plot 
in the Jersey Shore Cemetery, Jersey Shore, PA.



 Richard w.  Johnson
HORNBY | Richard W. Johnson, age 71, of Hornby, died Thursday, 
May 23, 2002 at his home on Dry Run Road surrounded by his 
loving family. 
Richard was born in Corning, NY on April 8, 1931 the son of 
Victor Carl and Grace (Whitney) Johnson. He was the husband of 
Marleah Cox whom he married in Hornby on April 30, 1955. He 
was a graduate of the Northside High School in 1949, and 
served his country in the United States Army from 1951 to 1954 
during the Korean Conflict.
Richard was a member of the Hornby Congregational Church where 
he had been a Sunday School Teacher and Deacon. He was 
currently the president of the Hornby Historical Society and a 
life member of the Hornby Volunteer Fire Department. He worked 
with the Boy Scouts for over 25 years. He spent many summers 
at Camp Gorton and received the Silver Beaver Award. Richard 
retired from Corning Inc. in 1992 after 42 years of service. 
He was preceded in death by a brother, Victor Johnson Jr. and 
by a sister, Grace Johnson.
He is survived by his loving wife, Marleah at home; two 
daughters, Cynthia (David) Fraher and Marleah (Michael) 
Brenning; four sons, Eric (Tina) Johnson, Richard (Charlene) 
Johnson, Jr., Dennis (Theresa) Johnson and Gary (Andrea) 
Johnson; three brothers, Robert (Janna) Johnson, Walter “Mac” 
(Carolyn) Johnson and William (Joan) Johnson, 13 
grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, several nieces and 
nephews.
Friends may call on Saturday from 3 - 5 PM at Phillips Funeral 
Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning. The funeral will be on 
Sunday at 3:00 PM at the Hornby Congregational Church, with 
Reverend Richard R. Hubbard officiating. Burial will be in 
Central Valley Cemetery, Hornby.
Memorials may be made, in Richard’s name, to the Hornby 
Congregational Church, 5125 McLaughlin Road, Beaver Dams, NY 
14812.



 Karl R. Johnson 
AFTON, VA | Karl R. Johnson of Afton, Virginia, died on the 
morning of April 20th, 2002 while en route to Tampa FL to 
board a cruise ship. His wife, Amelia L. Williams, two sons, 
Max R. W. Johnson (7) and Miles L. W. Johnson (4), and 
mother-in-law, Judith Williams, were with him. An adventurous 
spirit and desire to push the envelope were part of his 
character to the end, as he embarked on a journey which he 
knew might prove too much for his system and the rare 
carcinoid cancer with which he had lived and wrestled for four 
years.
Karl was born June 21, 1949, in Corning, New York, to Meca May 
Johnson (nee Maple) and Richard Wright Johnson, both deceased. 
He is survived by his wife and sons, brother Keith Johnson and 
sister-in-law Carol Johnson and their two daughters, Karl’s 
nieces, Kimberly and Christine. On his wife’s side of the 
family he is mourned by his mother-in-law, Judith, by Amelia’s 
brother Tom Williams Jr., his wife Stephanie and their son 
Alec (17 months), and by his father-in-law Tom and his wife 
Robin.
Karl graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS in 
Psychology in 1971. He moved to Denver, Colorado to fulfill 
the requirements of his Conscientious Objector status, 
teaching math and science to Junior High students in a 
Catholic school. Later he worked in the Emergency Room of 
Denver General Hospital, and also in the neural trauma unit of 
the Swedish Hospital, associated with Craig Rehabilitation 
Center. While in Denver he picked up a copy of Communities 
magazine, and soon headed to Ithaca, NY, where he joined a 
woodworking collective called Woodworks, established in an old 
barn. There he first learned woodworking and cabinetmaking 
skills. Still searching for community, he did a brief tour of 
mid-Atlantic communities and fell in love with the beauty of 
the land and the chance to help build a community, and joined 
Shannon Farm Community, located in the Greenfield area of 
Nelson County, Virginia.
There he worked at Heartwood Design, making furniture and 
building cabinets. He was married briefly to Lorna 
Christenson, an Occupational Therapist whom he had met in 
Denver. Lorna remained at Shannon Farm and was a life long 
friend to Karl. 
At Shannon, Karl acquired building skills and designed and 
helped build Haiku, a passive-solar design group house. Karl 
received an Associate Degree in Nursing from Piedmont Virginia 
Community College in 1985. He was a Registered Nurse in the 
state of Virginia, and specialized in psychiatric nursing. He 
worked at Blue Ridge Hospital at the University of Virginia, 
at Charter Hospital, and most recently at Augusta Medical 
Center in the Crossroads unit.
Karl met Amelia L. Williams, PhD, then a graduate student at 
the University of Virginia, in January of 1990. With community 
help they raised the timbers of the second passive-solar house 
Karl designed and built, and one week later, in September 
1992, they were married. Karl’s sons, who gave him the 
greatest joy, were born May 24, 1994 (Max) and December 21, 
1997 (Miles). 
Karl was selected to be a member of the Shannon Farm Community 
Center Board, a group making decisions to design and build a 
community center - a project about which he was very excited. 
He was diagnosed with cancer in April 1998. He was grateful 
for the kind and knowledgeable help he received from his 
oncologist, Dr. Christopher Zazakos of the Martha Jefferson 
Cardwell Cancer Center, and all the staff at HOPE.
Karl loved playing basketball and volleyball with his county 
friends, loved the Atlantic beaches and surf fishing, camping 
with his kids, making and eating hot sauce and salsa, being an 
excellent psychiatric Nurse and a perfectionist woodworker, 
helping his friends with projects, jumping on the snow plough 
to clear the roads in the wee hours of the morning, swimming 
in the pond, jazz music, playing drums, Vernor’s ginger ale, 
Mexican food. He loved his family and friends, and his death 
is a great and terrible loss to them. 
A memorial service will be held at Shannon Farm Community on 
Sunday April 28th at 10:30 AM. All are welcome. For 
directions, please inquire by e-mail to chickox@mcgrawhill.com 
(Charlie Hickox) or by telephone to 434-361-9383 (Karen 
Blackburn). In lieu of flowers, two funds are being 
established, one for an education fund for Karl’s sons, and 
one for research into carcinoid cancer. For details please 
contact the above e-mail address or telephone number.



 Nancy R. Jones
BATH | Nancy R. Jones, 90, of 7190 Rte. 54, passed away Sunday 
May 5, 2002 at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital, Bath, NY.
She was born August 4, 1911 in Austinburg, PA to Hiram and 
Ethel Johnson Card.
Nancy and her husband operated farms and the family business, 
Jones Lumber Co., Bath, NY. She was a member of the Centenary 
United Methodist Church, the UMW, the Historical Society, 
Steuben County Agricultural Society, the Farm Bureau, the 
Garden Club, and the Rod and Gun Club Auxiliary.
Nancy is survived by three sons, Robert W. (Nancy) Jones of 
Bath, NY, Richard (Virginia) Jones of Bath, NY, H. Douglas 
(Maria) Jones of Worthington, Ohio; one daughter, Mary 
(Kenneth) Learn of Bath, NY; one daughter-in-law, Beverly 
Jones of Ormand Beach, FL; one brother, Donald Card of 
Corning, NY; two sisters-in-law, Marjorie Card of Bath, NY, 
Bernice Card of Corning; twelve grandchildren, nineteen 
great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and 
several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and 
nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her husband Leo D. Jones, Sr. in 1985, 
one son, Leo D. Jones, Jr. in 2000; one grandson, David Jones 
in 1999; and one sister and one brother-in-law, Iva and Lloyd 
Randolph; and two brothers, Ephriam and Clinton Card.
Friends may call at Seager-Jones Funeral Home, 4 E. Washington 
St., Bath, NY Thursday May 9th from 2:00-4:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 
PM. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home Friday 
May 10th at 11:00 AM with Rev. Jeff McDowell officiating. 
Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Centenary United 
Methodist Church, Bath, NY.



 Dolores S. Julien
AVOCA, NY | Dolores S, Julien, 81, of 32 N. Main St., died 
Wednesday (March13, 2002) as a result of an auto accident in 
Zephyrhills, Fla.
Family members will receive friends from 1-2p.m. Tuesday (May 
14, 2002) at the Avoca United Methodist Church, Route 415, 
Avoca, followed by a memorial celebration of her life at 2p.m.
Arrangements are with the Bond-Davis & Bishop Funeral Home in 
Avoca.



 Dolores S.  Julien
AVOCA, NY | AVOCA-Dolores S. Julien, 81, of 32 N. Main St., 
died Wednesday (March 13, 2002) as a result of an auto 
accident in Zephyrhills, Fla. Her husband, Donald is 
recovering in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Fla.
Dolores was a member of the Avoca Order of Eastern Star. 
Dolores and Don were members of the Howard Union Church. They 
enjoyed gardening together and had a beautiful lawn and 
flowers that the community enjoyed and admired. Dolores also 
enjoyed sewing and quilting for her family. Dolores worked as 
supervisor of the Steuben County License Bureau in Bath until 
her retirement.
Survivors include her husband, Donald L. Julien; her daughter, 
Bonnie (Bill) Hunt of Avoca, her sons, Neal (Kitchie) Julien 
of Sun Lakes, Ariz., D. Lynn (Betty) Julien of Gilbert, AZ and 
David (Cindy) Julien of Engle Creek , Ore.; her mother, Lela 
B. Sager (age 102); her sister, Beverly (Wilbur) Nelson and 
her brother, Stanley (Helen) Sager ; her grandchildren Andrew 
Julien, Suzanne Julien, Kristin (Hunt) Noteware, Karl Julien, 
Aaron Julien, April Blackwell, Melissa Julien & Tricia Julien; 
also her eight great grandchildren. 
A small memorial will be held at St. Joseph’s Hospital in 
Tampa, Fla.
A memorial service will be held in Avoca at a date to be 
determined.
Memorial contributions may be given to either the Howard Union 
Church, the Avoca Methodist Church or the Avoca Beautification 
Committee (in care of Ruby Jackson.)
Arrangements are with the Bond -Davis & Bishop Funeral Home in 
Avoca.



 William G.  Keck
PAINTED POST, NY | William G. (Bill) Keck passed away April 
22, 2002 in Painted Post, NY. Born November 1, 1905 to the 
late Emanuel and Frederica (Geil) Keck, this humble man led a 
life epitomized by selflessness and service. He married Zelda 
Divine on September 3, 1935 and they celebrated their golden 
wedding anniversary prior to her death in 1988.
Bill is survived by his son Donald, daughter-in-law Ruth, by 
two grandchildren, Lynne Ann (Richard) Vaia of Dayton, Ohio 
and Brian William (Molly) Keck of Lake Elmo, Minnesota, and a 
great-granddaughter Annika Clare Vaia.
He grew up in Utica, Michigan and was valedictorian of his 
high school class. He graduated with a BS in physics from 
Michigan State University in 1929 and, until the depression, 
worked for Pure Oil as a geophysicist. For a time he taught 
physics at Michigan State before leaving to obtain a doctorate 
in physics from University of Michigan in 1941. For the next 
several years he studied geophysical methods applied to ground 
water hydrology which would later become his career. During 
World War II he applied his physics knowledge with the Naval 
Ordinance Laboratory to invent several anti-submarine 
detection devices that were deployed in the war effort. After 
the war he returned to East Lansing, Michigan where he formed 
a ground water hydrology consulting firm, W. G. Keck & 
Associates. He led this company to perfect a series of 
ground-water instruments sold throughout that industry as well 
as to provide consulting services to help municipalities and 
industries find sufficient water for their needs. He sold his 
company and retired in 1970 after receiving the medal of 
distinction from the American Groundwater Association for his 
years of service.
Always thinking about others, his life was filled with 
service. He helped found Edgewood United Church and taught 
Sunday School for many years. He was active with the Scouting 
movement, serving as a troop and district leader. He became 
involved with and loved Rotary International whose motto 
“service above self” echoed his philosophy. He served the 
Okemos, Michigan club as secretary for more than a decade. 
Upon moving to Corning, New York in 1989, he joined and 
supported the Corning Rotary Club. He was a Rotary 
international Paul Harris Fellow. At age 88 he became a 
driving force that helped found the Southeastern Steuben 
County Habitat for Humanity.
Over the past decade he became known in the Corning area for 
his marquetry skills. He taught classes in this art at the 
Corning Senior Center, later in conjunction with Corning 
Community College. His “Habicrafters” sold their marquetry 
work for the benefit of Habitat for Humanity.
A voracious reader, Bill could speak with wisdom on most any 
subject. His love of fishing honed his gift of patience. His 
humbleness was an inspiration to all. His deep and abiding 
faith provided a source of strength to himself and countless 
others.
The funeral service and committal will occur in East Lansing, 
Michigan on Saturday, April 27, 2002. A memorial service will 
take place in Corning, NY at a later date. In lieu of flowers 
memorial donations may be made to Southeastern Steuben Habitat 
for Humanity or First Congregational UCC - Corning, in his 
name.



 Alfred R.  Keegan 
SYRACUSE | Alfred R. Keegan, age 61, of Corning passed away on 
Monday, May 27, 2002 at Crouse-Irving Hospital. He was born on 
October 31, 1940 in Corning, the son of Thomas and Harriet 
Jackie Schuler Keegan.
He was a veteran of the United States Army.
He is survived by his sister, Saline M. Ribble of Syracuse; 
nieces and nephews, K.C. Keegan-Bradshaw, Delinda Keegan, 
Joyce J. Keegan-Smith, Patricia A. Keegan-Thacker, Tristan 
Keegan, Jack Ribble, Tracy Ribble, Raymond Fish, Michael Fish, 
Thomas Keegan and Timothy Keegan and several cousins. He was 
predeceased by his brother, Micky Keegan.
Friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14 E. 
Pulteney St. on Friday, May 31, 2002 from 4:00-7:00pm. A 
funeral service will be held there on Saturday at 10:00 am. 
Burial services will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the 
Salvation Army, 32 Denison Parkway East, Corning, NY 14830.



 Jane V.  Kenney
CAMPBELL | Jane V. Kenney, age 76, passed away on Monday, May 
6, 2002 at home. She was born on February 13, 1926 in Utica, 
New York, the daughter of Michael J. and Marvel Arnold Kenney.
She moved to Corning in September of 1939, graduated from 
Corning Free Academy in 1943, held various secretarial 
positions in Corning including Frank H. Ferris, Esq. from 1943 
to 1946, Board of Public Works from 1946 to 1949, Gorsey B. 
Hubbard Esq. from 1949 to 1956, McCarty’s Insurance from 1956 
to 1963, Sullivan Park Research and Development, Corning, Inc. 
from 1963 to 1984 where she retired at age 68. She was a 
member of the Campbell Christian and Missionary Alliance 
Church, sunday school teacher from 1944 to 1996, and conducted 
various Bible Studies at work locations within Corning, Inc. 
She enjoyed her dog, foreign travels, correspondence with many 
friends, coin and stamp collecting, and summers at Delta Lake 
Bible Conference Center.
She is survived by her brother: Melvin John Kenney; sister and 
brother-in-law: Ruth Ann (Kenney) and Carl Kennedy, and nieces 
and nephews. 
She was predeceased by her brothers: Melvin J. and Douglas A. 
Kenney and her sister; Marvel Abigail Kenney.
It was Jane’s wish that there be no calling hours. A graveside 
service will be held on Monday, May 13, 2002 at Chapel Knoll 
Cemetery at 1:00pm. Those wishing may make donations, in 
Jane’s name, to the Campbell C and MA Church Building Fund, PO 
Box 459 Campbell, NY 14821. Arrangements by Carpenter’s 
Funeral Home.



 Burton Keith Ketch 
AVOCA | Burton Keith Ketch, 75, of Sabin’s Care Home in Avoca, 
entered into rest on Wednesday, April 17, following an 
extended illness.
He was born on December 3, 1926, a son of the late Burton N. 
and Margaret Brown Ketch in Kanona. He lived most of his life 
in the Bath area and worked in the family dairy farm business. 
He was a member of the Rathbone Grange and had attended the 
Bath Methodist Church.
On August 7, 1949, he and the former Edith Mary Risley were 
wed in Rathbone.
Surviving are Burton’s wife of 42 years, Edith Ketch of 
Corning. Also daughters, Dianne Ketch and Rebecca Ketch, both 
of Corning; grandchildren, Ruth Ketch, Kathrine Ketch, Joseph 
Ketch and John Ketch; three brothers, Wayne Ketch of Bath, 
Clair Ketch of Alexandria, VA and Bruce Ketch of Virginia, as 
well as two sisters, Emma Jean Watkins of Brandon, Fla. and 
Karol Lynn Wilkewitz of Springfield, Ill.; several nieces and 
nephews.
Friends may call on Sunday, April 21, at the Flint Funeral 
Home, 10 Wall St., Addison, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral 
services will be conducted there at 11:00 AM on Monday. Rev. 
Matthew Pickering, pastor of the Grace Lee Memorial Wesleyan 
Church of Chambers will officiate. Burial will be made in 
Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport.
Memorials in Burton’s name may be made to the American Cancer 
Society.



 Donald E.  Keyes
TOLEDO, OHIO | Donald E, Keyes, 84 of Toledo, Ohio died 
Thursday, March 7, 2002 at Flower Hospital.
He was born on Nov. 2, 1917 at Corning, New York.
Donald moved to Toledo in 1928. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of 
WWII. 1940-1945. He retired from L.O.F. in 1976.
Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Florence E.
He is survived by his daughter, Beverly (Mahlin) Carroll of 
Sylvania, sisters Genevieve (Richard) Hanely of Walbridge, 
Barbara (John) Veronie of Toledo, Caroline (Grant) Morgan of 
Corning, NY, Brothers, George (Janet) Williams of Walbridge, 
Robert Williams of Panaca, Nevada, Richard Williams of 
Temperance, MI, and Daniel (Gerry) Keyes of Corning, NY, 
grandchildren Bonnie Burns, Donald Carroll, Deborah Cieslak, 
Ronald Carroll and Valerie Thebeau and 11 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St., 
Sylvania on Tuesday from 2:00PM-9:00PM where the funeral 
service will be held on Wednesday 11:00AM, Pastor Ruth Floyd 
officiating. Interment Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.
The family suggests any tributes in the form of charitable 
contributions be made to Old Newsboys or the Salvation Army. 



 Ethel M. Kilmer 
PAINTED POST | Ethel M. Kilmer, 83, of 220 Rafferty Road 
(formerly of Pittsburgh, PA) entered into rest on Wednesday, 
March 13, 2002 at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born in the hamlet of Hedgesville, Town of Woodhull, 
NY on May 17, 1918 a daughter of Menzo and Margaret Labrygan 
Rice. She married Elton S. Kilmer who predeceased her on 
December 20, 1985.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed her family very much.
She is survived by three sons, Gordon (Lisa) Kilmer, Marvin 
Kilmer and Paul Kilmer all of Pittsburgh, PA; two daughters, 
Phyllis (Mrs. Alan) Bathe of Pittsburgh and Janet (Mrs. Brian) 
Keegan of Painted Post; 11 grandchildren; four brothers, 
Harold Rice, Milton Rice, Walter Rice and Adrian Rice all of 
Addison; two sisters, Violet Andrews of Wayne and her twin 
sister, Edith Shelanskey of Corning; several nieces and 
nephews. She was predeceased by sisters Lucille Lane and Agnes 
Spencer.
Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Flint 
Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison where funeral services 
will be held Saturday at 11 am with Rev. Sandra Olmstead 
officiating. Additional services will be at the David J. 
Henney Funeral Home in Library, PA with calling hours Sunday 
2-4 and 7-9 pm. Graveside services and burial will be at 11 am 
Monday in the Finleyville Cemetery, Finleyville, PA.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Southern 
Tier Hospice.



 James C. King
HORNBY | James C. King, formerly of Hornby, died Thursday, 
Feb. 28, 2002 at Corning Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Victoria of Corning, whom he 
married on February 23, 2002. He is also survived by a son, 
Kenneth (Anna) of Savona, a step-son, Joshua Corwin of Painted 
Post; his mother, Martha King of Hornby; his father, Arthur 
King (Paula) of Jamestown, RI; brothers, Michael (Susan) of 
Montgomery, AL; Jonathan and David of Jamestown, RI; sisters, 
Kathryn King-Vimislik (Michael) of Yokosuka, Japan and Paula 
Ferguson and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was cremated and there will be a Memorial Service from 5-7 
PM on Friday, March 8, 2002 at the Hornby Fire Hall.
The family will provide flowers.



 Albertene King Rushmore 
WESTFIELD, PA | Albertene King Rushmore, beloved mother, age 
101, formerly of Jimerson Road, Westfield, PA, passed away 
Friday, February 8th at the home of her daughter and 
son-in-law, Norma & John Crane of Symonds Hill Rd., Addison, 
NY, with whom she had resided for the past 17 years.
Born in Cowanesque, PA, February 23, 1900, she was the 
daughter of J. Devillo and Olga E. Morton King.
She was a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College and 
taught in the Jimerson Valley Country School in Westfield 
township, PA.
She was a member of the Lillian Rebekah Lodge, formerly of 
Westfield, PA and Valley Grange of Academy Corners, PA. 
She married Ivan B. Rushmore December 24, 1918 in Westfield 
township, PA. He preceded her in death, November 15, 1984.
She is survived by daughters, Norma Crane of Addison, NY, 
Maple Ingraham of Galeton, PA and Jean Hilboldt of Elmira, NY, 
18 grandchildren and several great and great-great 
grandchildren.
Friends may call Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the H.P. Smith & 
Son,. Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY where 
funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11:00 AM, Rev. 
George Waggoner, Pastor of the Borden Baptist Church 
officiating, burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, 
PA. 



 Martin “Mart” Klein Jr.
CORNING | Martin “Marty” Klein Jr., 83 years, of Painted Post, 
NY, died, Friday, April 19, 2002 at Corning Hospital.
Martin was born in Trenton, New Jersey, the son of the late 
Martin Sr. & Mary Heim Klein.
He was a graduate of Trenton High School, and Rutgers 
University in New Jersey.
He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving as a First 
Lieutenant in the Medical Administrative Corp, in the 817 
Engineer Aviation Battalion, in Italy, during World War II. He 
was also very active in the European Theater. 
On December 16, 1943, Martin and Elsie Shisz, were married in 
San Pedro, CA. They moved to the area in 1951.
Martin was employed with Corning Incorporated as a Senior 
Geologist. He retired in 1984 with 33 years of active service. 
In June of last year, he had received his 50 year service pin 
from Corning Incorporated.
He was a member of All Saints Parish, attending Immaculate 
Heart of Mary, in Painted Post, NY. He was also an active 
member of the Corning Elks B.P.O.E. Lodge 1071, with 50 years 
of service. Surviving him are his wife; Elsie Klein of Painted 
Post, NY, Nephew; John (Joan) Mainzer and Niece; Judith Ann 
(William) Pecci, all of Trenton, NJ, and other family members, 
and also many dear and close friends. He was predeceased by 
his three sisters; Theresa Sharkey, Mary Mainzer, and Ann 
Geiger. 
A Memorial Service and Committal Prayers will be held at the 
Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY 14830, on 
Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at 11:00 am. The Rev. Francis Davis 
will officiate. 
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the 
charity of one’s choice, in Martin’s honor.



 Keith Charles  Krause
CAMPBELL | Keith Charles Krause, age 35, of Colonial Circle, 
Campbell, NY died unexpectedly, Thursday, May 2, 2002 at the 
Corning Hospital.
Keith was born in Corning on May 27, 1966 the son of Kenneth 
and Edwinna (Pisklo) Krause. He had been a paperboy for the 
Corning Leader for 10 years, was a graduate of Corning-Painted 
Post East High School, and attended Corning Community College 
for Computer Science. Keith loved to be outdoors and was an 
avid gardener. He was a volunteer at the Corning Senior Center 
and attended St. Joseph’s Church in Campbell and St. Vincent 
de Paul Church in Corning. He was a very kind man with a great 
sense of humor who loved to play his saxaphone.
He is survived by his mother, Edwinna of Campbell; two 
sisters: Evelyn (David) Senecel of Albany, NY, Gloria (Glen) 
Campbell of Land O Lakes, FL; one brother: Stanley (Kazimiera) 
Strzepek of Elmira; nephew and nieces, Kevin Campbell, Maria 
and Valerie Strzepek and several cousins.
Calling hours will be Monday, May 6, 2002 from 1-3 PM at the 
Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, where 
Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling 
hours at 3:00 PM. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in 
Bath.



 Edward  Krockmalski 
PAINTED POST | Edward Krockmalski, 91, of 139 East High 
Street, Painted Post, NY died Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 
Corning Hospital.
He was born November 12, 1910 in Rochester, NY the son of the 
late Victor and Bernice Krockmalski. He was predeceased in 
January of 1989 by his loving wife Lottie Krockmalski.
Ed graduated from the University of Rochester and the 
University of Michigan. He was a Chemist for Corning Inc. 
retiring in 1972 with over 35 years of active service.
He is survived by his daughter, Valerie (Jim) Nobles of 
Painted Post; a son, Karl Kromal of Painted post; a sister, 
Eugenia (Arthur) Kasperski of Rochester; 3 grandchildren, Ed 
Siska, Al Siska and Kristie (Tom) Brady; two great 
granddaughters, Brianna Brady and Tracy Nobles. 
There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held 
at the convenience of the family.
Acly Stover Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.



 Catherine M. (Kay) Krohn
BATH | Catherine M. (Kay) Krohn, age 80 of 6 Hickory Street, 
Bath, NY, passed away Monday, February 25, 2002 at home.
She was born in Barrington May 1, 1921 a daughter of William 
A. and Alma Dennis Green Sr. She was a homemaker and member of 
the Eastern Star, Geneva, NY.
Survivors include her husband, Robert J. Krohn; son, Samuel C. 
(Sandra) Krohn of Bath; daughter, Mrs. (Nolan) Sandra Smith of 
Winter Haven, FL; brothers, William Green Jr. of Smithtown, NY 
and John (Connie) Green of Brookfield, NY; grandchildren: 
Jason and Rachel Krohn of Bath and Pete Rask of Rochester, NY 
and 1 great grandchild, Dane.
Calling hours will be observed at the Weldon Funeral Home, 
Penn Yan from 2-4 and 7-9 PM Wednesday, February 27, 2002. A 
funeral service will be held at the funeral home Thursday, 
February 28, 2002 at 10:00 AM. Rev. Barbara Gifford will 
officiate. Burial will be in Holy Ghost Cemetery, Rochester, 
NY.
Memorial donations may be made to the Southern Tier Hospice, 
Corning, NY. 



 Gene G. “Pappy”  Kuhn
PRATTSBURGH | Gene G. “Pappy” Kuhn, 73, of Davis Road, 
Prattsburgh, formerly of Huntington, WV, died Monday, February 
18, 2002 at home. Mr. Kuhn was born in Carbondale, West 
Virginia August 8, 1928 the son of the late Fred and Mary Lois 
(Lipford) Kuhn. He was retired after 33 years as Supervisor of 
Construction Management at Marshall University in Huntington, 
WV. He was an Army Veteran serving from 1946 to 1948.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores Paige Stocum Kuhn of 
Prattsburgh, NY; 4 children: Michael Kuhn of Branchport, NY, 
Cynthia (George) Gonsowski, Pamela (Bill) Oakes and Fred 
(Susan) Kuhn all of WV; his sister, Mary Jane (Sam) Lazarus of 
Port St. Lucie, FL; 9 grandchildren: Andrew Kuhn, Molly Kuhn, 
Sarah Kuhn, Courtney Gonsowski, Jeremy Gonsowski, Shenan 
Villegas, Matthew Oakes, Amy Cellini and Jennifer Oakes; 9 
great grandchildren; step-children: Wendy (Bob) Bastian, Judy 
(Peter) Parker, Donald (Ginny) Stocum and Eric Stocum all of 
NY; 6 step-grandchildren and 1 step-great grandchild. Also his 
extended family, Linda Jones, Christina Derleth, Judy Derleth 
Kuhn and Connie Pemberton.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, February 22nd at 11:00 
AM at the Bath VA Union Chapel with Chaplain Linda Leibhart 
officiating. Memorials may be made c/o Gene Kuhn Scholarship 
Fund, The Marshall University Foundation Inc., One John 
Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25755. Arrangements by Fagan’s 
Funeral Home of Bath, NY. 



 Marguerite M.  LaBarr
SAVONA, NY | Marguerite M. LaBarr, 84 of 8000 Hamilton Road, 
Savona, NY, passed away Monday, April 29, 2002 at Ira 
Davenport Hospital in Bath, NY.
She was born March 31, 1918 in Tyrone (Wayne) to the late Anna 
and A. J. Carlton and her step father Blaine Potter who 
predeceased her in 1967.
Marguerite is survived by one daughter, Helen (Harry) Ogden of 
Savona, NY, two sons, Robert (Marylo) Lauglin of Corning, NY 
and Barnard (June) Lauglin of Delaware, Maryland, 11 
grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and several nieces and 
nephews; two brothers, Richard (Julie) Potter of Painted Post, 
Robert Potter of Beaver Dams and one sister, Janie (Tom) 
McPhee of Lantana, Florida.
Friends may call at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath 
Thursday, May 2, 2002 from 7 to 9 pm and Friday, May 3, 2002 
from noon to 2 pm. The Funeral Service will follow at the 
funeral home at 2:00 pm with Reverend Jeffery McDowell 
officiating. Burial will be in Town Line Cemetery, Cameron 
Mills, NY.



 Marguerite M.  Labarr
SAVONA, NY | Marguerite M. LaBarr, 84 of 8000 Hamilton Road, 
Savona, NY, passed away Monday, April 29, 2002 at Ira 
Davenport Hospital in Bath, NY.
She was born March 31, 1918 in Tyrone (Wayne) to the late Anna 
and A. J. Carlton and her step father Blaine Potter who 
predeceased her in 1967.
Marguerite is survived by one daughter, Helen (Harry) Ogden of 
Savona, NY, two sons, Robert (Marylo) Lauglin of Corning, NY 
and Barnard (June) Lauglin of Delaware, Maryland, 11 
grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and several nieces and 
nephews; two brothers, Richard (Julie) Potter of Painted Post, 
Robert Potter of Beaver Dams and one sister, Janie (Tom) 
McPhee of Lantana, Florida.
Friends may call at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath 
Thursday, May 2, 2002 from 7 to 9 pm and Friday, May 3, 2002 
from noon to 2 pm. The Funeral Service will follow at the 
funeral home at 2:00 pm with Reverend Jeffery McDowell 
officiating. Burial will be in Town Line.



 Elizabeth “Aunt Liz” M. Landin 
BATH | Elizabeth “Aunt Liz” M. Landin, 83, of 25 Ash St., 
passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at Arnot Ogden Medical 
Center, Elmira, NY.
She was born September 1, 1918 in Corning, NY to Joseph and 
Carrie Gelo Miller. Liz was a member of St. Gabriel’s Church 
in Hammondsport, NY, the Moose Club, the American Legion 
Auxiliary, and a volunteer at the Ira Davenport Memorial 
Hospital, Bath, NY. She was also an active member in K. 
Venture Senior Citizen Group.
Liz is survived by her son, Joseph (Patricia) Landin of 
Sherman Oaks, CA; one brother, Gerald (Gladys) Miller, 
Corning, NY; three sisters, Josephine (Arthur) Nelson of 
Painted Post, NY, Teresa Gleason of Corning, NY and Anna 
Miller of Corning, NY; one granddaughter, Carrie Landin of CA; 
one sister-in-law Betty Miller of Savona, NY; a special niece 
Elizabeth Davidson of Savona, NY and several other nieces and 
nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers Nicholas, 
Domonick, Frank, Alfred, Joseph, Carmen, and Anthony Miller 
and her sisters, Rose Miller and Florence Miller.
There will be no visitation. A Mass of Resurrection will be 
held at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church, Hammondsport, NY on 
Monday, April 15th at 11:00am with Father Phillip Billotte, 
celebrant. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in 
Seamens Cemetery, Savona, NY. Memorials may be made to St. 
Gabriel’s Catholic Church, Hammond-sport, NY. Arrangements by 
Seager-Jones Funeral Home, Bath, NY.



 Margaret “Peg” McCarthy  Landis
ELMIRA, NY | Margaret “Peg” McCarthy Landis 75 years (loving & 
devoted wife and mother) of 5 Crestwood Rd., Corning, NY, died 
Saturday, May 4, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.
She was born November 8, 1926 in Spangler, PA, the daughter of 
the late Jeramiah G. and Mary Kelly McCarthy. She relocated to 
the Corning area with her family and lived most of her 
lifetime here, graduating from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic 
School and Northside High School.
Peg McCarthy and Bob Landis were married June 14, 1947 in St. 
Vincent de Paul Church in Corning.
She was employed as a Secretary and assistant to the Director 
of Personnel of the Apparatus Division of Corning Inc., 
retiring in 1977 with 25 years service with the company.
Peg was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Vincent 
de Paul Church, Past member of the National Secretaries 
Association and a member of the Northside Graduates “Girls of 
‘44”. She enjoyed bowling and was a past member of the Women’s 
Bowling League. Peg was an excellent homemaker & cook and 
enjoyed every minute of it.
She is survived by husband, Charles “Bob” Landis; daughter, 
Pamela (James) Bennett of Elmira, NY; three sisters, Grace 
(Frank) Wilson of Painted Post, NY, Rita McCaffery of Corning, 
NY and Maureen McCarthy of Corning, NY; two sisters-in law, 
Mary McCarthy of Binghamton, NY and Joanna McCarthy of 
Schenectady, NY; one aunt, Loretta Kelly of Spangler, PA and 
one uncle, Lou Scarnato of Butler, PA.
Predeceasing her were two brothers, Paul McCarthy and Jeramiah 
G. McCarthy.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First 
St., Corning, NY, Thursday, May 9, 2002 from 4-7pm. A Prayer 
Service will be offered Friday, May 10, 2002 at 9:00am at the 
Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am 
at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Committal Prayers & Interment 
will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning, NY.



 Alberta D.  Lathrop
PENN YAN, NY | Alberta D. Lathrop, formerly of Bath, NY, died 
Monday, May 13, 2002 at the Penn Yan Homestead Nursing Home at 
the age of 74. She was born October 7, 1927 in Howard, NY the 
daughter of the late Ernest & Lena Weldon Hamilton. She is 
predeceased by husband, Frank Wayne Lathrop in May 1982.
Alberta is survived by her three children: Ernest (Diann) 
Lathrop of Bath, Sandra (Rick) Kaczynki of Penn Yan and Tammy 
(Kevin) Rawleigh of Bath; six grandchildren: Timothy Lathrop, 
Kimberly (Curt) Loghry, Ryan Rooks, Jillian Rooks, Aaron 
Rawleigh and Tiffany Rawleigh. In addition, she has three 
great granddaughters: Megan, Morgan and Taylor. She is also 
survived by four brothers and one sister, several nieces and 
nephews.
Calling hours are being observed Wednesday, May 15, 2002 from 
1-3 and 6-8 pm at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath with a 
Moose Service there at 7:45 pm. Funeral and Committal services 
will be held at the funeral home Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 
11:00 am, the Rev. Daniel Pickering officiating. Burial will 
be held in Valley View Cemetery, Avoca, NY.
Contributions may be made, in Alberta’s memory, to the Women 
of the Moose, Penn Yan, New York 14527.



 Gordon F.  Latour
BATH, NY | Gordon F. Latour, 85, of 33 Vermont Street, Bath, 
died Monday, March 4, 2002 at the Bath V.A.M.C.
Mr. Latour was born in Saranac Lake, NY, June 10, 1916 the son 
of the late Francis and Elizabeth (Mahar) Latour.
He was a retired office manager from Lane Pipe in Bath, NY. He 
was an Army Veteran.
He is survived by his wife, with whom he celebrated 51 years 
of marriage in May 2001, Mary Latour of Bath, NY; 4 sons, 
David (Nancy) Latour of Bath, NY, Bruce (Barbara) Latour of 
Cleveland, OH, Michael (Janet) Latour of Corning, NY and 
Steven Latour and Meg Kwasnoski of Washington, DC, 2 
grandsons, Brian Latour and Christopher Latour and 2 grand 
daughters Ryan and Lauren.
He was predeceased by his sister Eleanor Bailey in 2001 and 
his brother Albert Latour in 1943.
A Memorial Mass will be held at the Bath VA Union Chapel on 
Tuesday, March 12th at 11:00AM with Reverend David Carson as 
celebrant. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Gordon’s 
name may be made to the Bath V.A.M.C. Att: Volunteer Services, 
76 Veterans Way, Bath, NY 14810. Fagan’s Funeral Home in 
charge of arrangements.



 Edward B.  Leiter 
ELMIRA | Edward B. Leiter, 79, of Washington Street, Elmira 
and a resident of Bath, NY for many years, died Friday, May 
31, 2002 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira. Mr. Leiter was born 
in Dansville, NY October 4, 1922 the son of the late Edward 
and Minnie (Mahus) Leiter. He was a Machine Operator for the 
Stone Quarry in Batavia, NY.
He is survived by his wife, Bertha Buckley Leiter of Bath, NY; 
2 brothers, John (Arda) Leiter of Hilton, NY and Carl (Wanita) 
Leiter of Dundee, NY; 7 sisters, Gert Blim of Dundee, NY, Mary 
Leiter of Graymoor, NY, Lillian Levee of Dansville, NY, 
Alberta Leiter of FL, Helen (Clyde) Selbig of Dansville, NY, 
May (Jack) Milby of FL and Cora (Richard) Patterson of 
Dansville, NY; 4 brothers-in-law, Fred (Norma) Buckley, Robert 
(Annette) Buckley, Floyd (Evelyn) Buckley and Roger (Lottie) 
Rumsey all of Savona, NY; his sister-in-law, Mildred Wachala 
of Dundee, NY and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call today, June 4th from 1:00-2:00 PM at Fagan’s 
Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St., Bath. Funeral Services will 
follow at 2:00 PM at the Funeral Home with Reverend Moses 
Baker officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, 
Hammondsport.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Edward’s name may be made to 
the Steuben County Health Care Facility, 7002 Mt. Washington 
Road, Bath, NY 14810. 



 Leo Frederick Lesh 
CORNING | Leo Frederick Lesh 78 years of 267 E. Pulteney St., 
died Tuesday March 19, 2002 at the Corning Hospital.
He was born July 26, 1923 in Corning, NY, the son of the late 
Leo Martin and Sara Blackman Lesh. A lifetime resident of 
Corning and a graduate of St. Mary’s Catholic School and 
Corning Free Academy. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during 
World War II (1943-46).
Leo and Mary Cilip were married November 7, 1942 at St. Mary’s 
Church, Corning, NY.
He began his employment years with Chowning Regulator, and 
left to served his country during World War II. Upon his 
return from the war he became employed with Ingersoll Rand & 
Bendix Regulator Corp., as manufacturing engineer and retired 
from Ingersoll Rand on December 31, 1982 with 22 years with 
the company. Following his retirement, he was employed as an 
engineer with Schweizer Aircraft until 1986.
He was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Mary’s 
Church. He was a lifetime member and past chairman of the 
Society of Manufacturing Engineers Chapter #24 and past member 
of the Corning Lodge of Elks #1071.
Leo was a family man, loving husband, father and grandfather. 
He was a soft-spoken man with a wonderful sense of humor. He 
truly loved Keuka Lake with all its beauty and activities.
Surviving, his beloved wife of 59 years, Mary and daughter; 
Nancy (Dr. Michael) Lesh Cilip of Corning, NY and son; Leo 
Michael (Leslie) Lesh of Montrose, CA. Grandchildren, Ashley 
and Leighana Marsch. Sister, Mildred Dart of Corning, NY. 
Sister-in-law; Anna Dumbaugh of Painted Post, NY. Also several 
nieces and nephews.
Three sisters, Margaret Wolfe, Mary Yorio and Christina 
Johnson predeceased him.
There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial 
will be celebrated Saturday March 23, 2002 at 9:30 am at St. 
Mary’s Church, Corning, NY, the Rev. Francis Davis celebrant. 
The family would appreciate Memorial donations be given in his 
name to All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY 
14830.
Arrangements are with the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First 
St., Corning, NY.



 Sharyn L. (Mitchell)  Little
PAINTED POST | Sharyn L. (Mitchell) Little age 55, of Indian 
Pipe, Painted Post, NY died Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at Corning 
Hospital.
Sharyn was born in Corning on January 22, 1947, the daughter 
of Royce and the late Charlotte (MacAuley) Mitchell. She was 
the wife of Jack Little whom she married in August of 2001. 
Sharyn was employed at the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, PA as a 
Practice Manager for over 15 years. She was a member of the 
Assembly of God Church in Corning and was a leader in the 
children’s ministry. Sharyn enjoyed working with children and 
touched the lives of hundreds of children in the area for the 
Lord.
She is survived by her husband Jack Little of Painted Post; 
one daughter, Amy Pchinow of Rochester; one son, Stephen 
Pchinow of Syracuse; her father, Royce Mitchell of Corning; 
step children: Shannon Schmidt and Sarah, Stephen, Scott and 
Samuel Little all of Corning; and sister and brother-in-law, 
Corri and Tom Foster. 
Friends may call on Friday, April 5, 2002 at the First 
Assembly of God Church, 260 W. Pulteney Street, Corning from 6 
until 7:30 PM where funeral services will be held at 7:30 PM 
with the Reverend Al Craig officiating. Burial will be in 
Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post.
Memorials may be made in Sharyn’s name to a children’s 
ministry at a church of your choice to continue the Lord’s 
work that she loved so well. Arrangements by Phillips Funeral 
Home.



 Richard W.  Lowe
PAINTED POST, NY | Richard W. Lowe, 55 years of West Hill 
Road, Painted Post, died Sunday, April 7, 2002 at his 
residence after a brief illness.
He was born April 15, 1946 in Galeton, PA, the son of Francis 
& Wilma Stevens Lowe.
The family moved to the area shortly after. He attended the 
Painted Post High School. In 1968 he joined the United States 
Marine Corp, and was stationed in Vietnam, and served as an 
E-4 Corporal. He received an honorable discharge in 1970.
Richard was employed with Corning Incorporated as a truck 
driver, retiring with 12 years of active service.
He was a member of the Corning Veterans of Foreign Wars, and 
the American Flint Glass Workers Union Local 1000.
He will be missed dearly by his mother, Wilma Lowe of Painted 
Post, NY; grandmother, Mayme Stevens of Painted Post, NY; 
granddaughter, Nichole Smith, and great-granddaughter, Maciah 
Castle of Lowman, NY; brothers: James (Kathy) Lowe of 
Sabinsville, PA, Robert (Ann) Lowe of Treton, FL; sisters: 
Joan Smith of Corning, NY, Wilda (Jack) Pawlak of Trenton, FL; 
Onalee (Dan) Bunner of Corning, Elaine West & Lawrence Lewis 
of Corning, Nina Mattison of Oldtown, FL; special friends: Tom 
Clark, Geraldine Lines and Darlene Kopp. Also several nieces, 
nephews, aunts, uncles & cousins. He was predeceased by his 
father, Francis in 1998 and his son, Barry E. Lowe in 1988.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First 
St., Corning, NY 14830 on Thursday, April 11, 2002 from 2-4 & 
7-9 pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 12, 
2002 at 10:00 am. The Rev. David Brelo will officiate. 
Internment will be held in the Parker Hill Cemetery in 
Ulysses, PA.
Family would like any Memorial Donations to be made, in 
Richard’s name, to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning 
Rd., Corning, NY 14830.



 Rebecca S. “Becky”  Majiros
CORNING | Rebecca S. “Becky” Majiros, 49, of County Route 19, 
Beaver Dams, NY went to be with her Lord Thursday, February 
14, 2002 at Corning Hospital.
She was born November 29, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan, the 
daughter of Clarence “Rusty” and Deborah (Rubarth) Schwerin. 
Becky and David Majiros, Sr. were married June 16, 1973 in 
Warren, Michigan.
She was a 1970 graduate of East Detroit High and a US veteran 
serving in the Air Force. She was LPN for the Campbell-Savona 
High School.
Becky is survived by her husband, David Majiros, Sr. of Beaver 
Dams; sons, Nathan and daughter-in-law, Shannon Majiros of 
Rochester Hills, MI, David Majiros, Jr. of Wayland, NY and 
Jonathan Majiros at home; her mother, Deborah Schwerin of 
Clinton Township, MI; sisters, Sandra (Jim) Nave of Spring, TX 
and Renie (Dave) Eddleman of Sterling Heights, MI; aunt, 
Dorothy Hess of Madison Heights, MI and many nieces and 
nephews. She was predeceased by her father, aunts and uncles.
Friends are invited to call at the Acly-Stover Funeral Home, 
327 East Second St., Corning, today, February 15, 2002 from 
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 16, 2002 from 
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Funeral services will follow calling 
hours at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be held at the convenience 
of the family at Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY.
Memorial donations in Becky’s name may be made to the 
Campbell-Savona High School Library Fund or Scholarship Fund 
or Corning Hospital.



 Martha B. Maloney 
CORNING | Martha B. Maloney, age 79 of Corning, NY, passed 
away Thursday evening, May 16, 2002 at Schuyler Hospital in 
Montour Falls, NY. Martha was born December 15, 1922 in 
Pittsburgh, PA, daughter of Michael and Marie Vogel Shoda. She 
was the loving wife of William Maloney who predeceased her in 
1989.
She was a communicant of All Saints Parish in Corning, a 
member of the VFW Auxiliary and was retired in 1987 from Great 
American Food Stores.
Surviving Martha are brothers: Edward and Richard Zilaitis of 
Pittsburgh; sisters: Elsie Baldauff of Florida, Marie Festa, 
Charlotte Hinch, Patricia Johnson and Lorraine Walsh all of 
Pittsburgh.
Predeceasing Martha were her parents, husband and a sister, 
Catherine Matchett and brothers, John and Raymond Loeffert.
Friends are invited to a Graveside Memorial Service on Monday, 
May 20 at 2 PM in Coopers Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY with 
clergy from All Saints Parish offering the Prayers.
Memorials, in the name of Martha B. Maloney, may be directed 
to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are under the direction of Carpenter’s Funeral 
Home.


 Ruby Elizabeth Manning 
CORNING, NY | Ruby Elizabeth Manning, 81 years, loving wife 
and friend to all, of Corning, NY, died Tuesday, April 16, 
2002 at Corning Hospital after a lengthy illness.
She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Myrtle Edger 
Totten. She was a lifetime resident of Corning, NY, and was a 
graduate of Corning Free Academy. She was a secretary for 
Corning Incorporated, retiring in 1978 with 37 years service.
On August 14, 1965, Ruby and Donald W. Manning were married. 
She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Corning Veterans 
of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in 
Corning.
Ruby will be missed dearly by her husband of 36 years, Donald 
Manning of Corning, NY; sister, Mary Lou Collum of Millerton, 
PA; brother-in-law, Eddie F. Manning; sister-in-law, Brenda 
Joyce Manning and mother-in-law, Mrs. Fleta Shifflett both of 
Harrisonburg, VA and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and 
great-nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Lionel and 
Daniel Totten and her sisters, Eileen Kjellen, Helen & Bernard 
Roe.
Calling hours will be held at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. 
First St., Corning, NY on Friday, April 19, 2002 from 2-4 and 
7-9 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on 
Saturday at 11:00 am. Memorial Donations may be made in Ruby’s 
name to Founders Pavilion, 105 East First St., Corning, NY 
14830.



 Patricia  Markle 
HORSEHEADS | Patricia Markle of Snake Hill Rd., Horseheads 
passed away Friday March 29, 2002 after a courageous battle 
with cancer at Schuyler Hospital. Private memorial services 
were held at the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads.
She is survived by her husband, Warren A. Markle; sons, Sgt. 
Robert Markle of Fort Stewart, Ga. and John (Mary) Markle of 
Alberta, WV.; grandson, Sean Markle; brother, Ronald Gray of 
Bakersfield, CA.; mother-in-law, Karna Markle of Painted Post, 
NY; aunt Delores Peterson of Horseheads, NY; sister-in-law, 
Debra (John) Zeller of Woodstock, MD; two nephews, Kyle and 
Patrick and several close and caring friends and neighbors.
Mrs. Markle was a member of the Church of Christ in 
Horseheads. For the past 40 years she was active in breeding 
and showing horses and was a recipient of the Devon Cup. Pat 
attended the University of Delaware, Duke University and SUNY 
Binghamton.
Memorials may be directed to the schuyler Hospital I.C.U., 220 
Steuben St. Montour Falls, NY 14865, American Cancer Society 
Chemung Schuyler Unit, 627 W. Church St. Elmira, NY 14905 or 
the Reins of Hope.



 Walter Cayton  Marvin 
CORNING | Walter Clayton Marvin, age 54 of Day Spring I 
Apartments, Corning, passed away Monday, June 3, 2002 at 
Corning hospital.
Walter was born June 8, 1947 in Corning, NY the son of Leon 
and Vivia Vanderhof Marvin. He had been employed in the past 
at Alfred Tech and Mac’s Cab. He made many friends via 
computer chat and very much enjoyed Bingo games at the Gibson 
Fire Hall.
Surviving are his sons: Jason and Bobby; brothers, Otis Marvin 
of Almond, NY, Douglas Marvin of Rochester and Roger Marvin of 
Alfred Station, NY; sister, Gayle Nevius of Coopers Plains, NY 
and significant other, Linda Washington of Corning. He was 
predeceased by his parents and a brother, Leon F. Marvin in 
1996.
Friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14 E. 
Pulteney St., Corning on Friday, June 7 from 2-3:30 PM. A 
funeral service will follow visitation (3:30 PM). Burial will 
be in Coopers Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY.



 Robert Floyd Mastenbrook Sr. 
PAINTED POST | Robert Floyd Mastenbrook Sr., age 75, of Taft 
Road, Painted Post died Thursday, May 9, 2002 at the Corning 
Hospital. Robert was born November 12, 1926 at Beaver Dams, NY 
the son of the late Floyd Frank and Eva (Sischo) Mastenbrook. 
He married Vera Case October 23, 1954 at Hornby. Bob served 
aboard the USS Albemarle and USS Cornet in the Navy from 1945 
to 1946. He was a 50-year member of the Carpenter’s Union #700 
where he retired in 1975, working for Bob Wilbur Construction 
in Johnstown, NY. He was a member of the Corning VFW Post 524.
Bob was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed nearly 19 
years living in the Adirondacks. He enjoyed birdwatching and 
playing horseshoes with friends and family. Bob loved spending 
time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, taking 
great pride in their accomplishments, and crafting special 
toys and furniture for them to enjoy. He will be greatly 
missed by his family and many friends.
His survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Vera (Case) 
at home; three daughters: Marilyn (Mike) Sokira of Corning, 
Eva (Carl) Dobson of Painted Post, and Ila Denmark (Dave 
Tillotson) of Campbell; two sons: Robert F. (Lois) Mastenbrook 
Jr. of Corning and William F. (Belinda) Mastenbrook of 
Campbell; six sisters: Betty Youngs of Coopers Plains, Dolly 
Winnie of FL, Mina Locey of Corning, Helen (Carroll) Hall of 
Campbell, Dorothy (Hulbert) Culbertson of Savona and Harriett 
(Raymond) Miller of Lindley; several nieces, nephews and 
cousins and two special friends, Lon and Bob Bennett. Bob was 
predeceased by his brother, John; his son, Steven and his 
grandson, Clifford Dobson.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2-4 PM at Phillips Funeral 
Home, Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning where the funeral will 
be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 4:00 PM with 
Rev. Richard R. Hubbard officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association-Finger 
Lakes Region, 1595 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620.



 Donald C.  Mattison
Penn Yan, NY | Donald C. Mattison, age 82, of 811 East Lake 
Road passed away Monday, April 22, 2002 at home. He was born 
December 18, 1919 in Painted Post, NY to Clarence and Hazel 
York Mattison.
Donald served with the 82nd Airborne during WW II as a 
Paratrooper. He was a lathe operator at Corning Glass for over 
40 years.
He is survived by his wife, Katherine; daughters, Susan Blase 
of Highland, NY and Mrs. (Robert) Peggy Dunlap of Lakeland, 
MI; brothers, Curtis (Bette) Mattison of Marshall, NC, Veryl 
(Gladys) Mattison of Whiteville, NY, Hartlett (Ruth) Mattison 
of Cameron, NY, L. Bruce Mattison of Bath, NY, L. Reid 
(Phyllis) Mattison of Whitesville, NY and Charles Mattison of 
Warrensburg, NY; sisters, Audrey (James) Pearston of Webster 
and Marilyn (Garvin) Speer of Spencerport, several nieces and 
nephews; grandchildren: Karen Blase of Highland, NY and Jesse, 
Joshua and Kristan Dunlap of Lakeland, MI; Robert (Holly) 
Dunlap of Corning and Stacy C. (Dianne) Dunlap of South Lyon, 
MI, and 3 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by 3 sisters: Catherine Turner, Evelyn 
Milizia and Ruth Corey.
Calling hours will be held 10am - 1pm Thursday, April 25, 2002 
at the Weldon Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 
1pm with Rev. Susan Husted officiating. Burial will be in 
Lakeview Cemetery, Penn Yan.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the 
Ontario/Yates Hospice. 



 Aleda B.  Mays
ADDISON, NY | Aleda B. Mays age 88 of Addison, NY passed away 
Saturday, March 2, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 
Elmira, NY. She was predeceased by her husband, Ivar Mays in 
1983.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Helen Marie 
and Samuel Confer of Ralston, PA and Kathryn Joyce and Aaron 
Shroyer of Elmira, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and 
Alberta Andrus of Horseheads, NY; sister, Nina Mae Vroman of 
Troy, PA; 18 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; 3 great, 
great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Mays was a former employee of Remington Rand in Elmira 
and retired from Corning Inc. She was a member of the 
Risingville Methodist Church, Cameron Mills, NY and currently 
a member of the Elmira Wesleyan Church; member and past 
president of the United Methodist Women at Risingville Church 
and was past treasurer of the Thurston, NY Volunteer Fire 
Dept. Auxiliary.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral 
Home, 1004 Lake St., Elmira, NY on Wednesday, March 6th from 
11 AM to 1 PM. Funeral and Committal Services will follow at 1 
PM. Rev. Richard Hurd and Rev. Ed Crandall will officiate. 
Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira at the 
convenience of the family.



 Donald B.  Mays
BATH | Donald B. Mays, 84, formerly of Route 13, passed away 
Thursday, December 20, 2001 at Taylor Health Care Center, 
Bath, NY.
He was born November 27, 1917 in Corry, Pennsylvania to Benn 
and Zelma Schrapp Mays. 
He was the owner of Mays Carpet, Bath, NY. He served in the 
Air Force from 1941 to 1945. Donald was a charter member and 
past Commander of the VFW, a member of the Elks Club, a member 
of the Bath Country Club, a member of the Bath Rod and Gun 
Club and attended the Centenary United Methodist Church.
Donald is survived by his wife of 56 years, Katherine “Kay” 
Wagner Mays; his daughter, Margery Monroy of Elsworth, ME; his 
son, David B. Mays of Naples, FL; five beloved grandchildren, 
Stephanie (Jeff) Sanford Colby of Providence, RI, James 
(Demetra) Sanford of Elsworth, ME, Theodore “Ted” Sanford of 
Elsworth, ME, Elizabeth Mays of Rochester, NY and Blain Mays 
of Oneonta, NY and two great-grandchildren, Alexander and 
Matthew Sanford.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 11th at 2:00pm 
at the Centenary United Methodist Church, Bath, NY with the 
Rev. Jeff McDowell officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant 
Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport, NY, with a Military Service.
Arrangements by Seager-Jones Funeral Home, Bath, NY.



 William D. (Red) McCabe 
CORNING | William D. (Red) McCabe age 69 of Corning, NY passed 
away May 2, 2002 at home. He was born September 11, 1932 in 
New York, NY.
He joined the US Navy in 1953 retiring from the USS Franklin 
D. Roosevelt in 1971, in Mayport, FL. He was a life member of 
the VFW and the American Legion.
He is survived by daughter, Jahni McCabe-DeLaPlaine, also 
retired from the US Navy and living in Kings Bay, GA and a 
sister Kate Miller of New York City.
A local service will be held at American Legion Post 746, 145 
Walnut Street, Corning from 9-11am Tuesday, May 14.



 Mary Catherine  McCaffrey 
GREENWOOD | Mary Catherine McCaffrey, 80, of 2676 Main St., 
died unexpectedly Friday evening (Apr. 19, 2002).
Born in Greenwood on Mar. 26, 1922, she was a daughter of the 
late Thomas and Isabel Cornell Murray. On Jan. 29, 1941, she 
was married in Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover to James 
McCaffrey, who predeceased her on July 5, 1996.
A graduate of Greenwood Central School, Class of 1940, Mary 
Catherine was a former resident of Rexville and has resided in 
Greenwood since 1971.
She assisted her husband in the operation of their dairy farm 
in Rexville, before their retirement. She was also a former 
postal clerk for the Rexville Post Office and served two terms 
as tax collector for the Town of Greenwood.
Mary Catherine was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in 
Rexville and a member of the Altar & Rosary Society. She was 
also an active member of the St. Mary’s Cemetery Cross 
committee.
Her family includes her three sons, Joseph (Mary Ann) 
McCaffrey of Minoa, Robert (Patricia) McCaffrey of Oswego and 
John (Veronica) McCaffrey of York; her eight grandchildren and 
four great-grandchildren; her sister, Geraldine (Charles) 
Lewis of Greenwood; also her nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides her parents and husband, Mary Catherine was 
predeceased by her infant daughter, Mary Elizabeth in 1947.
Calling hours are from 7-9 p.m. today and from 2-4 and 7-9 
p.m. Tuesday at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 
Main St., Hornell, where a prayer service for her family will 
be held at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday followed by a Mass of 
Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Rexville, 
with her grandson, Rev. Michael McCaffrey, OFM as celebrant. 
Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Mary’s 
Churchyard Cemetery.
Those wishing may contribute in Mary Catherine’s memory to the 
Greenwood Volunteer Ambulance Fund, Greenwood, N.Y. 14839.



 Lena Mcdermott 
ADDISON | Lena McDermott, 90, of The Waters of Three Rivers 
Nursing Home, Painted Post (formerly of Addison) entered into 
rest on Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at the nursing home 
following an extended illness.
Lena was born in Addison, New York on August 2, 1911 a 
daughter of George and Nellie Whitney Brownell. She was 
married to Walter McDermott who predeceased her in 1948.
She was a graduate of Addison High School and was employed as 
a secretary by attorney Charles Crane and later at the Crane 
Insurance Agency. She retired from the Rounds Insurance 
Agency.
Lena was a member of the Addison United Methodist Church, an 
avid golfer and a friend to many. Her life long friend, 
Wyckoff Sherwood predeceased her in October 2001.
Friends are invited to call on Sunday from 1-3 pm at the Flint 
Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison where funeral services 
will be held at the conclusion of calling at 3 pm with Rev. 
Sandra Olmstead officiating. Burial will be in Addison Rural 
Cemetery.



 Willa Mae McFarland
CORNING | Willa Mae McFarland of Founders Pavilion, formerly 
of Dayspring I, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, 
February 2, 2002 at Corning Hospital.
She was born September 28, 1913 in Montgomery, Alabama. She 
was retired from New York Hotel Trades in New York City and 
was a member of the Eastern in NYC.
She is survived by a daughter, Gladys Maul of Corning; a 
granddaughter, Jondra Daniels of Binghamton, New York; three 
great grandchildren: Qinones, Naisaya and Naiyana; and several 
cousins.
Service will be held at 2 PM Thursday, February 7, 2002 at 
Acly-Stover Funeral Home. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery in 
Corning. 



 Ralph A. McGory 
BATH | Ralph A. McGory 88 of the Steuben County Health Care 
Facility formerly of Mitchellsville Hill Road, passed away 
Saturday April 27, 2002 at the Health Care Facility.
His wife, Florida A. McGory passed away November 25, 1982. 
Ralph was an inspector at Mercury Aircraft in Hammondsport 
retiring several years ago, he also owned and operated McGorys 
Rest Homes in Bath for many years. He was an avid card player 
and flew his own airplane.
Surviving are his nephew Robert Greene of Lancaster, N.Y. and 
close friends Martin and Linda Cornish and the Lester Erway 
family.
Friends may call Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. at the LaMarche 
Funeral Home of Hammondsport where funeral and committal 
services will take place Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment will be 
in Pleasant Valley Cemetery Hammondsport.



 Frederick R. Mcgunnigle 
AVOCA, NY | Frederick R. McGunnigle, 86, of Stanton Road, 
Avoca, NY died Thursday, May 30, 2002 at the Ira Davenport 
Memorial Hospital in Bath. 
Mr. McGunnigle was born in Hicksville, Long Island April 4, 
1916 the son of the late Stephen and Mary (Leonhardt) 
McGunnigle.
Fred moved to the Avoca area in 1942 and began farming 
seasonally until he moved to the area permanently in 1981. He 
was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Bath.
He is survived by his 2 sisters; Evelyn Walsh of Bath, NY and 
Rosalie (Joseph) Rottkamp of Ridge, NY, and many nieces and 
nephews and great nieces and nephews and his close friend 
Dorothy Yost of Bath, NY. 
He was predeceased by his 2 sisters, Virginia Walsh and 
Florence Thoene and 2 brothers, Stephen and Edmund McGunnigle.
Friends may call on Sunday June 2nd from 2:00-4:00 and 
7:00-9:00PM at Fagan’s Funeral Home in Bath. The Funeral Mass 
of Christian burial will be held Monday at 10:00AM at St. 
Mary’s Church in Bath celebrated by Rev. Richard Shatzel. 
Burial will be in Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, Long Island.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Fred’s name may be 
made to St. Mary’s Church, 32 East Morris Street, Bath, NY 
14810.



 Philip John Mcinnis, Sr.
November 29,1927-March 14, 2002
PENN YAN, NY | Philip John McInnis of Penn Yan, New York 
traded this world for calmer seas on the morning of March 14, 
2002, after a protracted struggle with pneumonia. He was 
surrounded by the love of his family and the gentle skill of 
the ICU staff of Concord Hospital, Concord, NH. He left the 
world a better place through his years of teaching and guiding 
children as a school psychologist and learning specialist, 
helping thousands of children in the US and Canada learn to 
read through his Assured Readiness for Learning Program.
Dr. McInnis was born in Caribou, Maine, eldest child of Thomas 
and Patricia McInnis. He served in the United States Army as 
part of the occupation forces in Trieste, Italy after World 
War II. He earned his degree in education from Ricker College 
in Houlton, Maine, and married Elizabeth Riley in 1952. After 
teaching and coaching in Rumford, Maine and Watkins Glen, New 
York he pursued graduate work at Syracuse University and 
received a Masters degree in School Psychology from Cornell 
University, and began working as a school psychologist in Penn 
Yan and Hammondsport, New York. In 1977 he was honored with a 
doctorate in education from Ricker College. He was President 
of the New York State School Psychologists and a frequent 
speaker at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum 
Development (ASCD) conferences.
Dr. McInnis developed the widely used Assured Readiness for 
Learning (ARL) program, combining academic research with 
innovative classroom techniques to provide the most 
appropriate and effective ways to teach children to learn to 
read and write. His program is acclaimed nationally as well as 
in Canada. As a consultant, he worked with schools to 
implement his program and conducted annual summer workshops.
According to his wishes, the ARL program and workshops will 
continue, although his absence will be profoundly felt.
A champion sailor, he devoted his summers to sharing this 
skill with many others. His happiest times were spent on Keuka 
Lake enjoying his family and friends, reading, and talking 
about children and learning.
His life was characterized by dignity, integrity, grace, 
compassion, and generosity. His legacy is his love for his 
family and commitment to the education of children. He will be 
greatly missed by his wife Betti, his siblings, Michael 
(Barbara) McInnis of Naples, ME, Patricia Pichelman of Kansas 
City, MO and Sheila Shaw of Hammondsport; his children Susan, 
Jon, Lisa, Phil Jr. and Leslie; children-in-law Jim, Tim and 
Martha, and his grandchildren Emily, Katie, David, Madison, 
Brian, Colin, and Jenna, as well as his dog Riley.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2002 at 
1:00 p.m. at Saint Gabriel’s Catholic Church, 78 Sheather 
Street, Hammondsport, New York. All are welcome to attend and 
share their thoughts and memories of his life. In lieu of 
flowers, please send donations to the Hammondsport Elementary 
School Library, Hammondsport, NY 14840, or Concord Hospital, 
250 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301 (please note with your 
donation that the gift is in memory of Dr. Philip McInnis). 



 Juanita I.  McKee 
BATH | Juanita I. McKee passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 
the Steuben County Health Care Facility, Bath, NY. She was 
born in Wayne, NY, the daughter of the late Earl and Gessie 
Barkley. She lived in Florida for 40 years.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph McKee and her family, 
Gordon Van Husen, Carol and Alton P. McCaskill, Vicki Dinnan, 
John Dinnan, Gary and Angelica Van Husen and Connie English; 
grandchildren, Rod Warner, Sarah Dinnan and Ryan Rumsey; 
great-grandchildren, Ashley Talube, Rachael and Alicia Rumsey, 
Kelsey Love, Ray and Mariella Bienverdes; four sisters, 
Gertrude, Muriel, Blanche and Lenora.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service 
Sunday, June 2nd, 2002 at 3:00 PM in the Steuben County Health 
Care Facility, 7002 Mt. Washington Rd., Bath, NY. Arrangements 
are being handled by Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath.



 F. Pearl Meese
BATH, NY | F. Pearl Meese, 86, of Lakeview Apartments, 105 
Geneva St., died Thursday evening (Apr. 11, 2002) at McAuley 
Manor in North Hornell, after a brief illness.
Born in Clarksburg, w. VA. on Dec. 18, 1915, she was the 
daughter of the late Fleming and Effie Gay Bean Riley. On Nov. 
19, 1935 she was married in Oakland, MD., to Woodrow W. Meese, 
who predeceased her on Dec. 8, 1985.
A life long resident of Avoca and Bath, Pearl was a member of 
the Avoca Grange for 50 years.
Her family includes her two sons, Lanny (Marilyn) Meese of 
Avoca and Paul (Sheila) Meese of Bath; her foster son, Darrell 
(Pat) Gardner of Avoca; her four daughters, Alda Gardner of 
Titusville, FLA., Joyce (Ronald) Hill of Avoca, Beverly 
(Allan) Belanger of Wallace and LaVonne Zeltwagner of Avoca; 
her brother, Paul (Pauline) Riley of Long Bottom, Ohio; her 
sister-in-law, June Kovac of Caton, Ohio; her 24 
grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and one 
great-great-grandchild; her nieces and nephews; also her dear 
friends, Eleanor Sanford, Lee Oddi and Marion Dobbs.
Besides her parents and husband, Pearl was predeceased by her 
daughter, Thelma Meese in 1992; and her five brothers, Earl, 
Sanford, Walter, Virgil and Richard Riley.
Calling hours are from 2-4 and 7-9p.m. Monday at the 
Bond-Davis & Bishop Funeral Home in Avoca. A funeral service 
will be held at 11a.m. Tuesday at the Avoca United Methodist 
Church, with the Rev. Rene Carrillo officiating. Committal 
services and interment will follow at Valley View Cemetery, 
Avoca.
Those wishing may contribute in Pearl’s memory to either the 
Avoca United Methodist Church, Jacobs Ladder Road, Avoca, NY 
14809 or to the Residents Fund at McAuley Manor, 1 Bethesda 
Drive, Hornell, NY 14843.



 Gertrude Regina  Merola
CORNING, NY | Gertrude Regina Merola, 89 years, of Corning, 
NY, died at her home Thursday, May 23, 2002.
She was born Sept. 6, 1912 the daughter of Thomas and Anna 
Gibbons Cosgrove, in Corning.
She attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and Corning Free 
Academy. On Jan. 17, 1931, she was married to Nicholas Joseph 
Merola at St. Mary’s Church, Corning. He predeceased her in 
June of 2001.
She was employed by Corning Incorporated, working as a payroll 
clerk, retiring in the early 1970’s, with 45 years of active 
service.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to many. She 
also loved to fish while she spent time at her cottage on 
Keuka Lake. She also enjoyed crocheting.
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law: Nicholas T. and 
Penelope J. Merola of Corning; grandchildren: Nicholas & Diana 
Merola, Kaye Merola, Karen & James Pierri, Jacque Mendiz & 
Lisa Munn; great-grandchildren: Kali Hemly, Nicholas & Neena 
Merola, Jessica, Jordan & Gabriel Pierri, Michael Munn, Jean, 
Abigail & Emily Mendiz; brother, Patrick Cosgrove; sister, 
Clara Stevens & several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Regina Green; brothers: 
Adam & Thomas Cosgrove and sisters: Agatha Chambers, Veronica 
Pinkey and Anna Bistram.
Arrangements are being made with the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 
E. First St., Corning. There will be no calling hours. There 
will be Prayers of Committal and Interment on Saturday, May 
25, 2002 at 10:00 am in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning. Rev. 
Philip Billotte will be officiating. The family wishes any 
Memorial Donations be sent to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 435 E. 
Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620, in Gertrude’s honor.



 Elizabeth G. Merrick
PAINTED POST, NY | Elizabeth G. Merrick, 82 years, of Painted 
Post, NY, loving mother and grandmother, died on Wednesday, 
April 10, 2002, with her family at her side.
She was born November 13, 1919, the daughter of the late 
Francis A. and Elizabeth Jane Turner Griffin in Corning, NY.
She was a graduate of Corning Free Academy.
In 1941, she was married to Keith W. Merrick at St. Mary’s 
Church in Corning. He predeceaed her on September 3, 1993. She 
was a lifetime resident of Corning, and enjoyed spending much 
time in North Port, Florida and at Keuka Lake.
She was a member of All Saint’s Parish, attending St. Mary’s 
Church in Corning. She was also a member and past president of 
the Rosary Society. She was a volunteer for the American Red 
Cross, the Gray Lady Society, Bath Veterans Administration and 
Ira Davenport Hospital in Bath, NY. She was a member of RSVP 
at Green Meadows. She was also a member of the Corning Country 
Club, the Bath Country Club, and the North Port, Florida 
Country Club. She was an original member of a bridge club 
formed in her High School days, and she was active with the 
group until 2001. She was also very active with the Republican 
Party.
Elizabeth will be missed dearly by her daughters and 
sons-in-law: Trina & Jack Kelley of Painted Post, NY and Leigh 
& Richard Park of Painted Post, NY; grandchildren: Sean 
Kelley, Erin Kelley, Keilee Park & Keigan Park; sister-in-law, 
Helen Griffin of Sun City, Fl., also several nieces & nephews.
She was predeceased by her brothers: Francis Griffin, John 
(Bud) Griffin and sisters: Margaret (Peg) Morrow and Teresa 
Landron.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, April 12, 2002 at St. 
Mary’s Church at 9:30 am followed by Committal Prayers and 
Internment at Fairview Cemetery in Painted Post, NY.
The family requests Memorial Donations be made to the charity 
of one’s choice, in Elizabeth’s name.



 Dolores A.  Michaluk
ROCHESTER, NY | Dolores A. Michaluk, 52, of Brighton, NY, died 
Thursday April 4, 2002 at the Jewish Home of Rochester. 
Dolores was born October 3, 1949 in Bath, NY to Edwin and 
Shirley Rawleigh Michaluk. Dolores was a bookkeeping 
accountant for Caldwell Manufacturing in Rochester, New York. 
She was a member of The Women’s Auxiliary at the Bath American 
Legion Charles E. Westcott Post 173 and also a member of the 
Bath VFW. Dolores was a very giving and loving person who 
enjoyed many types of music and movies.
Dolores is survived by her father Edwin Michaluk and special 
friend Mary Jane Kinney of Bath; her close friend Dodie Dean 
of Colorado; her godchild Somer Dean and John and Amanda 
Rawleigh. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts, 
uncles and cousins.
Calling hours will be Sunday April 7, 2002 in Fagan’s Funeral 
Home in Bath from 1:00-3:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM and Monday April 
8, 2002 from 2:00-3:00 PM. Funeral services will be held 
Monday April 8, 2002 at 3:00 immediately following calling 
hours in Fagan’s Funeral Home, 31 W. Morris Street, Bath, NY 
14810 with Rev. Jeffrey McDowell officiating. Burial will be 
in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations in Dolores’s 
name may be made to The Jewish Home of Rochester, 2021 Winton 
Road South, Brighton, NY 14610. 



 Frances Agnes  Middleton
CORNING, NY | Frances Agnes Middleton, 90 years, formerly of 
Corning, NY, died Friday, February 15, 2002 at Elcor Health 
Services in Horseheads, NY.
Frances was born in Jamaica, NY the daughter of Amalia Pennisi 
and Cosimo Cardone.
She is survived be her sisters; Angela Billings of Smithtown, 
NY and Marion G. Smith of Corning, NY. She is also survived by 
many nieces and nephews, among them, Nephew James (Inge) Smith 
and Niece Joan (Richard) Quigley both of Painted Post, NY.
Frances was predeceased by her husband Charles Lawrence and 
their son Kenneth. She is also predeceased by husbands; Karl 
Johanntges and Homer Middleton, her brothers; Marco Cardone, 
Vincent Cardone and her sister Marie Smith.
Frances was a retired supervisor from the New York Telephone 
Company. She was also a communicant of All Saint’s Parish.
A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of 
the family at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., 
Corning, NY.
Memorial Donations can be made to All Saint’s Parish in her 
name.

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