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Charles H.  Miller
CORNING | Charles H. Miller, age 81 of Stanley Drive, died 
Sunday, May 5, 2002 at Corning Hospital following a short 
illness. He was born April 13, 1921 in Liberty Township, PA 
the son of Elmer and Mae Miller. He was married to Rosie 
McConnell on Dec. 6, 1969 at the Assembly of God Church in 
Corning. His first wife Elsie Cary, whom he married on June 
25, 1941, predeceased him on March 9, 1968. Charlie served as 
a Sergeant in the US Army during World War II in the 2nd 
Infantry, 37th Artillery in Germany. He was a member of Elmira 
Christian Center and had taught Sunday School both there and 
formerly at the East Lawrence Baptist Church. He was retired 
from Corning, Inc. in 1981 and was an honorary member of the 
Lawrenceville Fire Dept., a former member of the Lawrenceville 
Borough Council, a life member of East Point Rod and Gun Club 
of Liberty, PA, a former Boy Scout Leader and baseball coach 
in Lawrenceville. Charles was also an avid hunter.
He is survived by his wife Rosie Miller; a daughter and 
son-in-law, Carolyn and Wayne Comstock of Chesapeake, VA; two 
sons, Charles “Chuck” Miller of East Lawrence, PA and Richard 
“Rick” Miller of Lebanon, PA; five sisters, Sarah Bohnert of 
Mansfield, PA, Lois Cort of Worchester, MA, Donna McMichael of 
Penn Yan, NY, Betty Lou Snyder of Syracuse, NY, Helen 
Schneider of Morris, PA; a brother, Rexford Miller of Trout 
Run, PA; three granddaughters, Marcy Comstock, Cheryl Comstock 
and Angela Cuozzo; two step-grandchildren, Jimmi Eslinger and 
Patti Eslinger; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased 
by several brothers and sisters.
Friends may call at Carpenter’s Funeral Homes, 14 E. Pulteney 
St., Wed., May 8, 2002 from 6-8 PM and Thurs. 1-2 PM where a 
Funeral Service will be held 2 PM at the conclusion of 
visitation with the Rev. John Bedzyk and Rev. G. Victor Perry 
officiating. Burial will be in Powers Cemetery, Lawrenceville, 
PA.



 Daniel R.  Milroy 
BATH | Daniel R. Milroy, 68, of 24 Denwood Terrace, passed 
away Saturday, March 2, 2002 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, 
NY.
He was born December 19, 1933 in Milledgeville, IL to Ralph 
and Mable Milroy.
He was a member of the Bath Presbyterian Church.
Daniel is survived by his wife, Viola Jenkins Milroy; his 
daughter, Cynthia Voelker of St. Louis, Missouri; one son, 
Jeffery Milroy of Glen Ellyn, IL, seven step-children: George 
Berg of Scotia, NY, Larry Berg of Bath, Katherine Berg of 
Dekalb, IL, Charles Berg of Bath, NY, Joseph Berg of Bath, NY, 
Richard Berg of Savona, NY and Ray Berg of IL; two brothers, 
Donald Milroy of Murphysboro, IL and David Milroy of Polo, IL.
A memorial service will be held at Seager-Jones Funeral Home, 
4 E. Washington St., Bath, NY, Saturday, March 9th at 2:00 PM 
with Rev. Anne Waasdorp officiating.



 Samuel A. Minier
BIG FLATS | Samuel A. Minier age 77 of Big Flats, New York 
died Friday, February 22, 2002 after a brief illness. He was 
born February 18, 1925, the son of Henry and Jane Hamilton 
Minier. 
Sam was a life long resident of Big Flats. He was predeceased 
by his parents, his brother, Henry B. Minier and his first 
wife, Beverly Fisher Minier.
Sam attended school in Big Flats and graduated from Corning 
Free Academy in 1943 and Cornell University in 1949. At 
Cornell he was a chemistry major and member of the Tau Kappa 
Epsilon fraternity. He served in the Us Army for two years 
during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1945 
following an injury he received in the Heurtgen Forrest, 
Germany. Sam was a recipient of the Purple Heart.
He was the fourth generation owner/proprietor of Minier 
Brothers, Inc. in Big Flats. He was a Rotarian Paul Harris 
Fellow and was involved in numerous community and civic 
organizations in his lifetime. He was a member of Big Flats 
Presbyterian Church and most recently was a Trustee of the 
Chemung County Historical Society and a member of the Big 
Flats Historical Society.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Neely Minier whom he 
married November 24, 1990. Family members surviving are his 
son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Deborah Minier of Big 
Flats; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Carl Dorsch of 
Greensburg, PA; son, William Minier of Somerville, 
Massachusetts; daughter and son-in-law, Christen and Edward 
Sauer of Erie, PA; his Neely daughters: Margaret (Neely) Gray 
and husband, David Gray of Westborough, MA, Carolyn (Neely) 
Ainslie and husband Tim Ainslie of Ithaca, NY, Elizabeth 
(Neely) Newsome and husband James Newsome of Atlanta, GA. The 
following grandchildren survive: Jennifer Minier, James and 
Paul Minier, Christen, Logan and Nathan Dorsch, Holly and 
Lauren Sauer, Rebecca and Peter Gray, Alex and Adam Ainslie, 
and John and Kathryn Newsome.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be 
held at the Horseheads Presbyterian Church, Westinghouse Road, 
at 3 PM on Friday, March 1, 2002 with Rev. Rick Price 
officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be 
made to the Big Flats First Presbyterian Church, 95 Main 
Street, Big Flats or a charity of one’s choice. Hills Funeral 
Home is in charge of arrangements.



 Nicholas R. Mizzoni, Jr.
BROCKPORT, NY | Nicholas R. Mizzoni, Jr. age 51, of 927 
Brockport, NY died Friday, May 31, 2002 at the Lakeside 
Memorial Hospital in Brockport unexpectedly.
Nicholas was born in Corning, NY on April 19, 1951 the son of 
Nicholas and the late Evelyn (Calo) Mizzoni, Sr.. He was 
employed by Frontier Telephone of Rochester, NY as an Internet 
Technician. He was the husband of Jennifer Owen whom he 
married on March 17, 1978 in Corning. Being a strong family 
man, his family drew from his inner strengths. He was an 
advocate for his co-workers, and was a hard worker.
He is survived by his wife Jennifer at home, one daughter: 
Jessica Mizzoni of Brockport, NY, one son: Nicholas Mizzoni, 
Ill, of Charleston Air Force Base, SC, father: Nicholas 
Mizzoni Sr. of Corning, one sister: Carmen Mizzoni of Florida, 
one brother: Thomas Mizzoni of Canandaigua, several aunts, 
uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call on Monday, June 3, 2002 from 2-4 and from 
7-9PM at Phillips Funeral Home, Inc., 17 W. Pulteney Street, 
Corning, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 
10:00AM. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning.



 Michael C. Moon 
CAMPBELL | Michael C. Moon, 31, of 8626 State Route 415, 
passed away Saturday, March 9, 2002 at Corning Hospital, 
Corning, NY.
He was born March 17, 1970 in Corning, New York to Rodney and 
Sharon Fassett Wilson.
Michael is survived by his wife, Pamela Jones Moon; mother and 
father, Sharon and Rodney Wilson of Campbell, NY; two 
daughters, Mandy Hall and Melissa Hall both at home; paternal 
step-grandfather, Carl Peters of Savona, NY; one brother, 
James Fassett of Campbell, NY; one sister, Robin (Shaun) Gerow 
of Savona, NY; two special aunts, Esther Fassett and Julia 
Milanic and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Seager Funeral Home, Main Street, 
Savona, NY Wednesday, March 13th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Funeral 
services will immediately follow calling hours at 2:00 pm, 
with the Rev. Ron Huckabone officiating. Burial will be in 
Hope Cemetery, Corning, NY.



 Grace I. Moore
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL | Grace I. Moore, 67, of Glenwood Dr., 
New Smyrna Beach, FL, a school bus driver in Prattsburgh for 
21 years, died Saturday, March 30 at her home.
Mrs. Moore was born in LaJose, PA and moved to Florida six 
years ago from Prattsburgh. She was a member of the Harley 
Owner’s Group in Corning, NY and the 40 Plus Retreads in 
Daytona Beach, FL.
She is survived by her husband, George H.; three sons, George 
E. of Branchport, NY and Thomas E. and Keith O., both of New 
Smyrna Beach; three daughters, Evelyn Kidder and Chris Haller, 
both of Edgewater, FL and Maureen McConnell of Prattsburgh; 
two step daughters, Emily Green of Geneva, NY and Cheryl 
Franceschini of Sylmar, CA; two brothers, Walter Elder of 
Henrietta, NY and Paul Elder of Rochester, NY; three sisters, 
Thelma Levickas of Phelps, NY, Louise Keller of Macedon, NY 
and Mary Coetgen of Blackburg, SC; seven grandchildren and 
nine great grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney 
Foundation, 1040 Woodcock Rd., Suite 119, Orlando, FL 32803.
Memorial service will be 6 PM Wednesday, April 3, at the 
Dudley Funeral Home, New Smyrna Beach.
Cremation will be by the Dudley Crematory, New Smyrna Beach.



 Betty J.  Morehouse
SAVONA | Betty J. Morehouse, 65, of 6806 Round Lake Rd., 
passed away Saturday, February 2, 2002 at Robert Packer 
Hospital, Sayre, PA.
She was born April 12, 1936 in Corning, NY to Orville and 
Nellie Martin Dailey.
Betty was retired from the payroll office of Corning, Inc. 
after 35 years of service and since her retirement has 
traveled extensively. She was a loving wife, mother and 
grandmother and will be greatly missed. She was involved with 
the Salvation Army.
She is survived by her husband, Clarence A. Morehouse; one 
daughter, Teresa (Martin) Tipaldos of Watkins Glen, NY; one 
step-son, Clark Morehouse of Cocoa Beach, FL; one 
step-daughter, Corinne (Roger) Daily of Bucksport, ME; two 
sisters, Elvina Dailey of Corning, NY and Jan Connelly of 
Martville, NY; three granddaughters, Angelica, Cassandra and 
Cathleen.
Friends may call at Seager Funeral Home, Main St., Savona, NY 
Wednesday, February 6th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM with the funeral 
service to immediately follow at 3:00 PM with Rev. Jeff 
Quigley officiating. Burial will be in Bradford Cemetery, 
Bradford, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Savona First 
Responders and Fire Department.



 Steven E. Morey
HOWARD | Steven E. “Murr” Morey, 39, of Howard, died Friday, 
April 12, 2002 unexpectedly.
He had been a mason at Javen Construction Co. in Rochester.
Survivors include his parents, Frank E. and Shirley E. Watson 
Morey Jr., of Hornell; two sons, Jayson Flurschutz of Canisteo 
and Casey Morey of Honeoye Falls; three sisters, Sandra 
Kuykendall and Lisa Morey both of Hornell and Sherry Yackoff 
of West Henrietta; a brother, Scott Morey of Howard.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Robertson Funeral 
Home, Hornell.
Services will be held there at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will 
be in Forest Hill Cemetery.



 Theodore A.  Morse 
GROTON, NY | Theodore A. Morse, 47, of 161 Cayuga St., Groton, 
NY died Feb. 25, 2002 unexpectedly at his home.
 Born March 2, 1954 in Bath, NY, he was the son of the late 
Charles and Evelyn Andrews Morse.
Having lived most of his life in the Keuka Lake area, he 
graduated from Hammondsport Central School. He had been 
employed in Newark as a machine operator for many years, 
moving to Groton several years ago.
His daughter, Kaylee Morse of Clyde, NY and his brothers, 
Michael Morse of Attica and Charles Morse of Keuka Lake 
survive him. Besides his parents, a son, Daniel Morse 
predeceased him.
There are no services, but for those wishing to make a 
donation in his memory, may make a contribution to the Stevens 
Memorial Library, 146 Main St., Attica, NY 14011.



 Edward J. Mosher 
ADDISON, NY | Edward J Mosher, 81, of 1320 Cnty Rte 85 entered 
into rest on Friday, March 1, 2002 at Founders Pavilion, 
Corning following an extended illness.
He was born in Elkland, Pennsylvania on March 21, 1920 a son 
of Charles and Ethel Mulford Mosher. He married the former 
Rita M. Elliott on March 3, 1945 in Plymouth, England. She 
predeceased him on June 20, 1989. 
Ed was a Command Sergeant Major Retired, U.S. Army with 26 
years service and was decorated several times while serving 
during World War II and Korea. He also, was a parts service 
clerk at J&J and Myers Automotive in Corning prior to 
retirement.
He was a member of the Addison Eagles Aerie #3904, member and 
past commander of the Williams-Greengrass American Legion Post 
#730 an avid bowler in the Senior League at Crystal Lanes and 
was Episcopalian by faith.
He is survived by a son, John V E. (Marjorie) Mosher of 
Addison: a daughter, Garnet Turner of Corning; four 
grandchildren, Edward Mosher of Utica, Mary Twist of Bath, 
Jordan and Joel Turner of Corning: great grandson, Peter 
Twist: long time friend Laura Towner of Beaver Dams; several 
nieces and nephews, Predeceased by a brother, Maynard Mosher 
and step brother, Theodore Mosher.
Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Flint 
Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison where family prayer 
services will be held Tuesday, Burial will be in Addison Rural 
Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Tuscarora Volunteer Ambulance 
Corps.



 Earl L. Moulthrop 
BATH, NY | Earl R. Moulthrop 67 of 36 Wilson Way passed away 
Sunday, March 10, 2002.
He was born on November 11, 1934 in Painted Post, NY, the son 
of the late Jennie G. Wixson and Earl W. Moulthrop.
Earl married Carole M. Passmore on September 10, 1955.
Earl graduated from Painted Post High School in 1953. After 
working for Ingersoll Rand, Earl began a long and 
distinguished career with the New York State Department of 
Correction Services. Between 1959 and 1989, Mr. Moulthrop 
worked at facilities throughout the state, culminating with 
his retirement as a lieutenant from the Groveland Correctional 
Facility in Sonyea, New York. Earl was active in his 
community. He was a past member of the Steuben County 
Basketball Officials Board, the Steuben-Allegheny Counties 
Softball Association and the New York State Lacrosse Officials 
Association. His contributions to the Corning - Painted Post 
area were rewarded in 1996, when Earl was inducted into the 
Corning-Painted Post Sports Hall of Fame. In retirement, Earl 
realized a childhood dream by working for the Cincinnati Reds 
Major League Baseball team at their spring training facility 
in Plant City, Florida. Earl was a past member of the Indian 
Hills Golf Club and was a member of the Bath Elks Lodge #1547 
and the AFL-CIO New York State Retiree’s Chapter. Earl’s 
hobbies included golf, fishing, hunting, traveling and 
attending sporting events of all kinds.
Earl is survived by his wife Carole of 46 years; his son, 
Michael J. Moulthrop; daughters, Cynthia A. Wenderlich 
(Steve), Lisa Moulthrop Bendlin; his sisters, Madeline (Ed) 
Ruter, Carol (Harold) Wacenske; 7 grandchildren: Jennifer 
Moulthrop, Stephanie Moulthrop, Kendra Moulthrop, Michael P. 
Bendlin II, Stephen E. Wenderlich, Jessica Wenderlich and 
Meredith Wenderlich; and very dear friend, Jerry Johnston.
Earl was preceded in death by his sister, Frances Wheatcraft.
Calling hours are being observed Wednesday, March 13th 2002 
from 6:00 to 9:00 pm ONLY. A Memorial Elks Serice will be held 
at 7:30 pm at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath. Family and 
friends may go directly to St. Mary’s Catholic Church 
Thursday, March 14th 2002 for the Mass of Christian Burial at 
11:00 am. The Reverend Richard J. Shatzel and the Reverend 
Gerald T. O’Connor Celebrating Earl’s Mass. Burial will be 
held in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery of Bath.



 Frederick J. Muller Sr.
BATH | Frederick J. Muller Sr., 76, of Bath died Saturday, 
April 13, 2002 unexpectedly at home. Fred was born in Bath, 
May 25, 1925 the son of the late Frank Sr. and Susan (Ryan) 
Muller. He was the husband of the late Mary Ellen Wood-Muller 
with whom he celebrated 51 years of marriage.
He was employed by Bath VAMC as Chief of Supply and served as 
Acting Director for a period of time. He was also co-owner of 
Lakeview Mini Mart and Liquor Store in Bath for 23 years. Fred 
was an Army Veteran and a life member of DAV. He was a life 
member of the Bath B.P.O.E. 1547 and Past Exalted Ruler and 
Treasurer. Fred was also a member of the Charles E. Wescott 
American Legion Post 173 and past member of the Bath Country 
Club. He was active with the Bath Little League when his kids 
were younger. 
He is survived by his 3 sons, Frederick J. (Elizabeth) Muller 
Jr. of Bath, NY, Thomas E. Muller (Rose Johndro) of 
Hammondsport, NY and Jeffrey J. Muller (Karen Lewis) of Bath, 
NY; his daughter, Kathryn A. Muller-Stratton of Bath, NY; 
grandchildren, Gregory J., John J., Christina M., Erinn M., 
Chad T., Mackenzie M., Logan M. and Allyson K.; great 
grandchildren, Bryce G., Evan J. and Mira A.; two brothers, 
Frank (Barbara) Muller of Bath, NY and George (Patricia) 
Muller of Bath, NY; 2 sisters, Phyllis (Ronald) Nielsen of 
Bath, NY and Elizabeth (Warren) Hopkins of Bath, NY; 
sister-in-law, Esther Muller of Elmira, NY and 
brothers-in-law, John B. Wood of Rochester, NY and Donald 
Northrup of Honeoeye Falls, NY and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Ellen in February 2001; 
his brother Charles Muller and 2 sisters-in-law, Loretta Wood 
and Patricia Northrup.
Friends may call on Wednesday, April 17th from 1:00 to 3:00 
and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Fagan’s Funeral Home, 31 West Morris 
St., Bath. An Elks Service will be held at 7:45 Wednesday 
evening at the funeral home. The funeral will be Thursday at 
11:00 AM at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Liberty Street, Bath 
with Reverend Dennis Weink officiating. Burial will be in Holy 
Sepulchre Cemetery, Bath. In lieu of flowers, memorial 
donations in Fred’s name may be made to any Veteran’s 
organization of your choice.



 Mildred (Becky) Beckman  Murphy
Becky) Beckman Murphy, 95, of 311 Haverling Street, Bath, 
passed away peacefully, Thursday, February 14, 2002 at her 
home.
Mrs. Murphy was born July 18, 1906 to Herman M. and Nettie 
(Alexander) Beckman in Cogan House, PA.
Mildred received her training and became a registered nurse at 
the Old Bath Hospital, where she worked for 17 years. During 
that time, she received her license as a Radiological 
Technician. Mildred and Bath Hospital were both honored by her 
admission to the Society of American Registry for Radiological 
Technicians, which was a tribute shared by only a few 
technicians in the state.
In the 1950’s, Mildred joined her husband, Leon at Bath TV and 
Service, supervising the accounting department. She helped 
Leon in community projects such as the camp for children 
sponsored by the Salvation Army and the concession stand for 
Bath Little League. Mildred and Leon attended the First 
Presbyterian Church in Bath, where Mildred was a member for 70 
years.
Mildred is survived by brother, Lester (Marian) Beckman of 
Williamsport, PA; sister-in-law, Evelyn Beckman; 
brother-in-law, George (Elaine) Conley; niece, Bonnie Beckman 
(Keith) Gustin; nephews, Ellsworth “Tink” (Kay) Beckman and 
William (Mary) Conley all of Bath; niece, Bea Wilson Beckman 
of Dover, PA; nephew, Maynard (Theresa) Beckman of Plano, TX; 
niece, Gail Morgan of Irving, TX; nephews, Dean (Linda) 
Williamson and Lyle (Nancy) Williamson both of Binghamton; 
niece, Delores Keeler of Binghamton; niece, Jean (Richard) 
Elwood of Corning; niece, Carrie Pizarro of El Cajon, CA; 
nephew, Robert (Darlene) Moore of Campbell; nephew, Ronald 
Beckman of Williamsport and many more great and great great 
nieces and nephews who will all miss her very much.
She is predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Leon F. Murphy; 
her three brothers, Ellsworth Beckman Sr., Murray Beckman and 
Maynard Beckman; three sisters, Rosalie Williamson, Betty 
Nickelson and Margaret Landon and one nephew, Glenn Boyd 
Beckman.
Friends may call at Fagan’s Funeral Home, 31 West Morris 
Street, Bath, NY 14810, Sunday, February 17th, 2002 from 1-3 
pm & 6-8 pm. Funeral service will be held at First 
Presbyterian Church, 6 Pulteney Square, Bath, NY on Monday, 
February 18th, 2002 at 1:00 pm; Reverend Anne Waasdorp and 
Reverend Robert Tuttle officiating. Committal prayers and 
internment in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport, NY.
Remembrances may be made to the Bath Presbyterian Church, 
Finger Lakes Humane Society, Salvation Army, Southern Tier 
Hospice or charity of ones choice.



 Jason Michael “Buck”  Naylor 
DUNDEE | Jason Michael “Buck” Naylor, age 26, of Dundee, NY 
died accidentally Saturday, May 25, 2002 in a car fire at his 
home.
Friends are invited to call from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Thursday (May 
30) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee. A 
graveside memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday 
(May 31) at Hillside Cemetery, Rte 14 A, Dundee with Rev. Gary 
Hakes officiating.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Yates County Men’s 
Slow Pitch, c/o Tom Alderman, P.O. Box 345, Penn Yan, NY 
14527.
Jason was born August 16, 1975 at Altus A.F.B., Altus, OK, the 
son of Michael J. and Debra A. Howell Naylor. A 1994 graduate 
of Dundee Central School; he was employed by Coach & Equipment 
in Penn Yan, and was a former employee of Chisom Rubber 
Roofing. A member of the Penn Yan Moose Lodge; Jason enjoyed 
playing softball, golf, hunting, fishing & camping with his 
family. He was a stock car racing enthusiast, enjoyed all 
major sports and was a Dallas Cowboy fan.
He is loved and will be sadly missed by his parents, Mike and 
Debbie Naylor of Dundee; his brother, Noah J. Naylor attending 
Pittsburgh Art Institute; his maternal grandmother, Annie 
Howell; maternal grandfather, Kenneth Howell; paternal 
grandmother, Beatrice Naylor-Allen; maternal great 
grandparents, Fred and Dorothy Howell all of Dundee; and 
numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.



 John David Northrop
BATH, NY | John David Northrop, 37, of Bath, NY passed away 
February 21, 2002, at Strong Memorial Hospital Rochester, NY.
He was born May 9, 1964 in the Town of Urbana, the son of John 
S. and Helen Zelko Northrop.
He was a 1983 graduate of Haverling Central School of Bath, 
NY, where he participated in football and wrestling. He was a 
member of the Big Blue Marching Band.
He was employed at Mercury Aircraft Inc. Hammondsport, NY, for 
18 years.
David’s hobbies were fishing and hunting. He loved all sports 
especially football, wrestling, and auto racing.
David is survived by his parents, John S. and Helen Northrop; 
a son, Tyler David Northrop; a daughter Amber Rose Northrop, 
both of Bath, NY, a sister, Diane M. (Isaac) Jordan of 
Rochester, NY; his ex-wife, Pamela Northrop of Bath, NY; 
several uncles, aunts, cousins; three nephews and a niece; and 
many friends.
A Memorial Service for David will be held at 2:00PM on March 
2ND, 2002 at the Centenary United Methodist Church, Bath, NY. 
Reverend Jeffery McDowell officiating.
In lieu of flowers Memorials to David may be made to the 
Centenary United Methodist Church, Bath, NY, or The Bath Rams 
Youth Wrestling Program, C/O Jeff Baroody, 8 Whiting St. Bath, 
NY 14810.
Arrangements are being handled by Bond-Davis Funeral Home of 
Bath.



 Edward Joseph Northrup 
ELMIRA | Edward Joseph Northrup age 47 of 1110 Walnut Street 
Elmira, NY passed away on Friday May 3, 2002 very 
unexpectedly. Ed was born September 15, 1954 in Rantoul, 
Illinois the son of Mary Rosati Northrup on August 1, 1986 and 
they would have celebrated their 16th Wedding Anniversary on 
August 1, 2002. Ed served his country with the U.S. Coast 
Guard from 1978-1998 and retired as a Chief Petty Officer. He 
was a graduate of the University of The State of New York. Ed 
was the owner of Northrup Memorials in Elmira, NY. Ed loved 
and cherished his family and friends. He is survived by his 
loving wife Mary Rosati Northrup; daughters: Amanda Northrup 
of Asheville, NC, Michelle Northrup of St. Petersburg, 
Florida, Megan Northrup of Clearwater, Florida, and Amy 
Northrup of St. Petersburg, Florida; granddaughter: Megan 
Mikayla Northrup; father and mother: Edward J. and Lucille 
Yaeger Northrup of Elmira, NY; brother and sister-in-law: 
Douglas and Sue Northrup of Bayonet Point, Florida; niece and 
nephew Rachel Northrup and Benjamin Northrup both of Bayonet 
Point, Florida; his mother-in-law, brothers-in-law, and 
sisters-in-law of Minnesota; several aunts, uncles, nieces, 
nephews, cousins and a host of friends. It was Ed’s wish that 
there be no prior calling hours. Private Funeral Services will 
be held at the convenience of the family. Interment in 
Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Arrangements are entrusted to 
the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home in Horsheads, NY.



 Helen I. Norton
PRATTSBURGH, NY | Helen I. Norton, age 75, of Prattsburgh, NY, 
died Friday May 31, 2002 at the Ira Davenport Memorial 
Hospital.
Mrs. Norton was born on Nov. 20, 1926 and was the daughter of 
John and Charlotte Gould Andrews. Helen was an active member 
of the Prattsburgh Senior Center. She was predeceased by her 
first husband, Earl R. Overholt and her second husband, James 
Norton.
Helen is survived by her three children; Janice (Todd) Oviatt 
of Pikeville, TN, Gerald R. (Deborah) Overholt and Ronald E. 
(Kathy) Overholt all of Prattsburgh, NY : 11 grandchildren and 
10 great grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Bottoni-Wood Funeral Home in 
Prattsburgh on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm. Funeral 
services will follow at 8pm. Burial will be at the convenience 
of the family.
Memorials may be made to the Prattsburgh Senior Center.



 Marie Ann Norwood
HORSEHEADS, NY | Marie Ann Norwood, 82 years, of Horseheads, 
NY died on Monday, February 11, 2002 at her residence.
Marie was born in Corning, the daughter of Walter and Carrie 
Bershefsky Yacubic. While in Corning she was a member of the 
All Saints Parish. She attended St. Patrick’s School in 
Corning, NY and graduated from Corning Free Academy. In 1943 
she began her employment with Corning Incorporated as a Lab 
Technician and retired in 1984 with 41 years of active 
service. She moved to Horseheads, NY in 1972.
Marie is survived by a son & daughter-in-law, Richard W. and 
Sandra Norwood of Spartanburg, SC; a sister, Agnes Gauss of 
Horseheads, NY and several nieces and nephews. She was 
predeceased by a brother, Francis Walter Yacubic.
Marie was a member of the 55+ Club in Corning, St. Vincent’s 
Senior Citizen’s Club, Big Flats Senior Citizens Center and 
Home Bureau of Chemung County.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First 
Street, Corning, NY Thursday, February 14, 2002 from 2-4 and 
7-9pm. A Prayer Service will be offered at the funeral home 
Friday, February 15, 2002 at 9:00am followed by a Mass of 
Christian Burial at 9:30am at St. Mary’s Church in Corning and 
Prayers of Committal in St. Mary’s Cemetery.



 June  O’Connell
PAINTED POST | June O’Connell, 92, formerly of Brown Hollow 
Road, died Sunday, May 12, 2002 at The Waters of Three Rivers.
She was born April 11, 1910 in Cleveland, Ohio the daughter of 
Ernest and Leda (Childs) Pace. She married Harry O’Connell who 
predeceased her in 1979. June was a homemaker.
She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the 
Corning Senior Center.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Shafer of Corning; 
sisters, Bertha Haas of Webster, NY, Betty Martin of Eustis, 
FL and Maybelle Towner of Tucson, AZ; grandchildren, Rebecca 
Murphy, Melanie Young and Patrick Shafer and a great 
granddaughter, Abigail Murphy.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 
15, 2002 at the Acly-Stover Funeral Home, 327 East Second St., 
Corning with Rev. Carol Keller officiating. Interment and 
Committal services will follow at Hope Cemetery.



 June  O'Connell
PAINTED POST | June O’Connell, 92, formerly of Brown Hollow 
Road, Corning died Sunday, May 12, 2002 at The Waters of Three 
Rivers.
She was born April 11, 1910 in Cleveland, Ohio the daughter of 
Ernest and Leda (Childs) Pace. She married Harry O’Connell who 
predeceased her in 1979. June was a homemaker.
She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the 
Corning Senior Center.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Shafer of Corning; 
sisters, Edith Clark of Corning, Bertha Haas of Webster, NY, 
Betty Martin of Eustis, FL and Maybelle Towner of Tucson, AZ; 
grandchildren, Rebecca Murphy, Melanie Young and Patrick 
Shafer and a great granddaughter, Abigail Murphy.
Funeral services will be held at today at 11:00 a.m. at the 
Acly-Stover Funeral Home, 327 East Second St., Corning with 
Rev. Carol Keller officiating. Interment and Committal 
services will follow at Hope Cemetery.



 Jeanne E.  Oelwang
BATH | Jeanne Elizabeth Oelwang, 72, of Bath died Friday, May 
10, 2002 at Rochester General Hospital. Jeanne was born in 
Hornell, NY April 21, 1930 the daughter of the late Albert and 
Kathryn (Whalen) Oelwang. She was a graduate of Hornell High 
in 1948, served in the United States Navy at Alameda Naval Air 
Station in California from 1951-1955, and graduated in June 
1961 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the 
University of San Francisco. Jeanne lived with her parents in 
Hornell until 1979 and then moved to Bath. She retired as the 
supervisor of the Nursing Home Care and Long Term Care Units 
at the Bath V.A.M.C. in 1989.
She is survived by her brother, Robert C. (Mary A.) Oelwang of 
Ft. Myers, FL; 3 nieces, Mary C. of Rockport, MA, Carol A. of 
Dansville, NY, Jean M. of Sydney, Australia; nephew, Robert J. 
of Ft. Myers, FL and also by many wonderful friends; Joanne 
McClure Coon, Patricia Ferguson, Rosemary Klose Clairemont, 
Josephine Warren, Paul Craddock, Barbara Farrell and Rowena 
Fuller. She was predeceased by her father, Albert in 1968; her 
stepfather, Cyril Hilyard in 1981 and her beloved mother, 
“Katie” in 1994.
There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Mass of Christian 
Burial will be held at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church in 
Hornell at a time to be announced. Burial will be in St. Ann’s 
Cemetery in Hornell, NY. Arrangements by Fagan’s Funeral Home 
in Bath.
Memorial donations, in Jeanne’s name, may be made to the 
Donald F. Coon Emergency Department at Ira Davenport Memorial 
Hospital.



 Margaret Said  Opelt
HAMMONDSPORT | Margaret “Peg” Said Opelt of 1311 East Lake 
Road, died at the Steuben County Health Care Facility on 
Thursday, April 11, 2002.
Peg was born January 25, 1906 in Summerville, Indiana the 
daughter of Jesse M. & Della Howard Said. She retired from the 
New York Central Railroad after twenty years of service. She 
previously worked at Corning Fiberbox in Riverside and 
Ingersoll-Rand of Painted Post. Peg lived most of her life in 
Corning, moving to Keuka Lake following the 1972 flood. She 
was a member of the First Congregational Church of Corning. 
She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, William J. 
Opelt and brothers, Howard Said and Robert Said and sisters, 
Ruth Keeley and Jessie Hall.
Peg is survived by two sons: Robert S. Opelt (Doris) of 
Bedford, TX and James W. Opelt (Kathryn) of 1311 East Lake 
Road, Hammondsport; sister-in-law, Kathryn Said of Painted 
Post, 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, several 
nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 27 at 11 a.m. 
at the Pulteney Presbyterian Church; Rev. Kenneth Hickey 
officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Corning, NY.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hammondsport or Wayne 
Ambulance Corp. or the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport.



 Donald E. Palmer
HORSEHEADS, NY | Donald E. Palmer, age 52 of 42 Ponderosa 
Drive, Horseheads, NY, passed away peacefully at home on 
Monday, April 8, 2002 surrounded by his loving family. Don was 
born February 8, 1950 in Elmira, NY the son of Roy W. and Lora 
Hill Palmer. He married his wife, Patricia M. Lowman Palmer on 
May 5, 1979 and they would have celebrated their 23rd Wedding 
Anniversary on May 5, 2002.
Don was a Corrections Officer at The Elmira Correctional 
Facility in Elmira, NY. Don was a member of the NRA and an 
avid outdoorsman who taught his grandchildren to enjoy and 
respect the outdoors. 
He was pre-deceased by his father-in-law, Martin H. Lowman Sr. 
and by his brother-in-law, Patrick Sargent.
Don is survived by his loving wife of 23 years Patricia M. 
Lowman Palmer; daughters and sons-in-law: Rebecca & Rob 
Carpenter of McGaheysville, VA and Christine & Danny Keough of 
Elmira Heights, NY; sons and daughter-in-law: William Malin of 
Corning, NY and Matthew & Crystal Malin of Corning, NY; 
grandchildren: Dominic, Allison, Brittany, Jamie, Cyle, 
Joshua, Andrew, Matthew, Nicholas and Kayla; his faithful 
canine companion KK; father and mother; Roy W. & Lora Hill 
Palmer of Big Flats, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law: Roy W. & 
Pamela Palmer Jr. of Pearland, TX and John & Laura Palmer of 
Pisgah Forest, NC; sister: Alice L. Sargent of Mendon, NY; 
mother-in-law: Alberta Evans Lowman of Horseheads, NY; 
sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Gerald-ine & Clair Bixby 
of Lowman, NY and Martin & Sheila Lowman Jr. of Horseheads, 
NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a 
host of friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van 
Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. & Grand Central Ave., 
Horseheads, NY on Friday, April 12, 2002 from 1-4 and 6-8 PM. 
Don’s Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of 
calling hours at 8 PM. The Rev. Donald R. Hoff and The Rev. 
Eleanor Haber will officiate. The family will provide their 
own flowers and those wishing may remember Don through 
memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, 
Corning, NY 14830. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral 
Home.



 Edward “Dago”  Palmer
CORNING | Edward “Dago” Palmer, 77 of Corning passed away 
Saturday, April 20th, 2002 unexpectedly at home. He was born 
March 1st, 1925 in Weatherly, PA and was raised in New York 
City. Ed enjoyed all kinds of sports, crossword puzzles, and 
playing cards. He was a lifetime fan of the New York Yankees.
Ed was a World War II veteran serving his country in the US 
Army with the 3015 Quartermaster Company in the European 
Theater of war. He was a member of the VFW and the American 
Legion. He was employed by Corning Glass Works as a pipefitter 
retiring in May of 1987 with 35 active years service.
Ed is survived by one son and daughter-in-law. Dan and Allison 
Palmer of Corning, NY, one granddaughter, Melissa Palmer of 
Corning, NY sisters-in-law Mary Conaker of Weatherly, PA and 
Betty Coyle of Beaver Meadows PA and several nieces and 
nephews. Ed was predeceased by his ex-wife and very close 
friend Helen.
Friends may call at Carpenter’s Funeral Home 14 E. Pulteney 
Street Corning, NY on Tuesday April 23rd, 2002 from 7-9PM. A 
graveside service will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday April 
24th, 2002 at Coopers Cemetery Coopers Plains, NY with full 
Military Honors accorded. Donations may be made to the 
American Diabetic Association 242 Andrews Street Suite 405 
Rochester, NY 14604 in Ed’s name.



 John L. Palmer
HAMMONDSPORT | John L. Palmer, 83, of County Route 87, 
departed this life Tuesday morning February 26, 2002, at Bath 
Veterans Administration Medical Center, Bath, New York. He was 
born August 9, 1918 in Bath, NY to Jessie and Nellie Bates 
Palmer.
John retired in 1983 as a machinist at Mercury Aircraft of 
Hammondsport, NY. He was a member of the Hammondsport American 
Legion and the Bath VFW having served as a Staff Sgt. during 
WWII.
John was widowed in 1980 with the passing of his wife, 
Marjorie B. (Seager) Palmer. He is currently survived by his 
companion of many years, Averil Zyla; his son, John C. Palmer 
of Hammondsport, NY; daughter, Diana J. Kaufman of Bath, NY; 
two grandsons; one granddaughter, two great-grandsons; one 
brother, Albert Bates of Bath, NY; two sisters, Norma O’Brian 
and Katherine Russell both of Bath and several nieces and 
nephews.
There will be no calling hours. Services, with full Military 
Honors, will be held Friday, March 1, 2002 in Seamens 
Cemetery, Savona, NY at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations 
may be made to the Wayne Ambulance Corps, Wayne, NY or to a 
charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Seager-Jones Funeral 
Home, Bath, NY.



 Richard A. (Rich) Parker 
ATLANTA, GA | Richard A. (Rich) Parker, age 40. Beloved 
husband, father and friend died on Tuesday, March 26 of kidney 
failure in Atlanta, GA. 
Rich was formerly of Penfield and Corning, NY. 
He is survived by his wife, Linda Danko Parker, and son Jacob 
Parker (age 8) as well as his parents, Ed and Irene Parker, in 
laws, Patricia and Donald Cummings, Ron Danko and Linda 
Rossolo; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Jim Attard; 
brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Jean Parker; 
brother-in-law, Ron Danko, Jr.; nephews, Nathan and Ryan 
Attard and Jason Parker; nieces, Claire Danko and Jill Parker 
and special aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends, including 
Dylan Dog.
A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday, April 9 at 
11:00a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 2576 Browncroft Blvd. 
Penfield, NY 14625.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of 
Rich to the Jacob Parker Education Fund, c/o Leslie W. Kernan, 
Jr. Esq., Lacy Katzen, Ryan & Mittleman, LLP, 130 East Main 
Street Rochester, NY 14604.
Rich was the best Daddy ever and will be missed very much.
Roswell Funeral Home, 950 Mansell Rd, Roswell, GA 30076.



 Robert E.  Parker
BATH | Robert E. Parker, age 67 of Syracuse and formerly of 
Elmira, NY, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002 in the Bath VA 
Medical Center.
His surviving family includes his brothers and sisters: 
Raymond (Beverly) Parker Jr. of Horseheads, NY, David Parker 
of Gillet, PA, Marian (Wayne) Hungerford of Corning, NY and 
Corenne (Eddie) Fagan of Elmira, NY; several cousins, nieces 
and nephews and a host of close friends and neighbors in the 
Syracuse area.
He was predeceased by his brother, Loring Parker in 1983.
Bob was a machinist with Selflock Screw Products in N. 
Syracuse and a veteran of the US Air Force.
He enjoyed fishing, reading and was an avid builder of model 
airplanes.
Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 
So. Main St., Horseheads on Wed., Feb. 6, 2002 from 12:00 noon 
- 1:00 p.m. His funeral service will follow there at the 
conclusion of calling hours at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Deb Roe 
officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National 
Cemetery, Elmira, NY where full military honors will be 
accorded. 



 Richard A. Parker (Rich) 
ATLANTA, GA | Richard A. (Rich) Parker, age 40. Beloved 
husband, father, and friend died on Tuesday, March 26 of 
Kidney Failure in Atlanta, GA. 
Rich was formerly of Penfield and Corning, NY. 
He is survived by his wife, Linda Danko Parker, and son Jacob 
Parker (age 8) as well as his parents, Ed and Irene Parker, in 
laws, Patricia and Donald Cummings, Ron Danko and Linda 
Rossolo; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Jim Attard; 
brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Jean Parker; 
brother-in-law, Ron Danko, Jr.; nephews, Nathan and Ryan 
Attard and Jason Parker; nieces, Claire Danko and Jill Parker 
and special aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends, including 
Dylan Dog.
A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday, April 9 at 
11:00a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 2576 Browncroft Blvd. 
Penfield, NY 14625.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of 
Rich to the Jacob Parker Education Fund, c/o Leslie W. Kernan, 
Jr. Esq., Lacy Katzen, Ryan & Mittleman, LLP, 130 East Main 
Street Rochester, NY 14604.
Rich was the best Daddy ever and will be missed very much.
Roswell Funeral Home, 950 Mansell Rd, Roswell, GA 30076.



 Rose C.  Parrish
JEFFERSON, LA | Rose C. Parrish, 83 years of 642 Terrace 
Street, formerly of Corning, died March 12, 2002 at the East 
Jefferson Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born June 19, 1918 in Buffalo, NY the daughter of the 
late Stephan and Anna Lusecco Caccitori.
Rose was a past member of All Saints Parish, attending St. 
Patrick’s Church.
Surviving, her son, Roger Parrish of Jefferson, LA and many 
dear friends.
She was predeceased by her husband, Frank (Ben) Parrish and 
daughter, Judy Parrish.
Committal Prayers and Interment will be held at the Sugar Hill 
Cemetery, Townsend, NY Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. 
Rev. Philip Billotte officiating.
Local arrangements are with the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 East 
First Street, Corning, NY 14830.



 Anna F. Parsons
ROCHESTER, NY | Anna F. Parsons departed this life on March 6, 
2002 in Rochester, New York three days before her 98th 
birthday. She entered this life in Dubois, PA on March 9, 
1904, the fifth of nine children born to Emma Taylor Daniels 
and William Daniels. A longtime resident of Corning, Mrs. 
Parsons moved to Rochester in 1999 to be near her family.
Anna F. Daniels was married to Kenneth A. Parsons on November 
27, 1929. Mr. Parsons preceded his wife in death in January 
1981. Mrs. Parsons is survived by two daughters, Virginia A. 
Henderson (Richard J.) and Sally Jo Stookey (Dr. Robert A.) of 
Pittsford, NY; five grandchildren: Ted Champaign (Carol) of 
Las Vegas, NV, Kenneth Champaign (Pamela) of River Bank, CA, 
Mimi Gogolewski (S. Scott) of Round Rock, TX, David Stookey 
(Phyllis) of Walworth, NY and Steven Stookey (Rosslyn) of 
Kirkland, WA. Three great grandchildren also survive Mrs. 
Parsons: Timothy Alexander of Round Rock, TX and Jessica and 
Megan Stookey, both of Walworth; and her sister, Mrs. Emma 
O’Toole of Pinion, AL and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. 
Parsons will be sadly missed.
Mrs. Parsons worked in the Premium Department of Coger, Tucker 
& Cheney prior to her marriage. In later years she operated a 
small catering service from the family home on East First 
Street in Corning. She was an active member of First United 
Methodist Church, Corning for many years where she was a 
lifetime member of the Women’s Society of Christian Service. 
She was a lifetime member of the Corning/Painted Post Order of 
the Eastern Star. She served as an Election Inspector for 
several years and was active in Hospital Chapter “H” for many 
years.
A memorial service will be held in Rochester at 2:00 p.m. on 
Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at Wesley Manor Community Center, 
666 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607. A funeral service will be 
held in Corning at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2002 at 
Acly Stover Funeral Home, 327 East Second Street. Burial will 
be in Hope Cemetery, Corning.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made 
to the First United Methodist Church, 144 Cedar Street, 
Corning or to the charity of your choice. The family would 
like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Staff of Wesley 
Gardens for their loving care over the 



 Walter E.  Peek
PULTENEY, NY | Walter E. Peek, 82, of 9064 Main Street, 
Pulteney died Friday, April 5 at the Baptist Hospital in 
Miami, FL. He was born to Ralph and Martha Shaw Peek in Kansas 
City, Kansas but spent his childhood and adult life in 
Pulteney, NY.
He is loved and will be missed by his wife of 61 years, Thelma 
Kennedy Peek and three sons: Fred (Pamela) of Penn Yan, NY, 
Walter (Nancy) of Fairport, NY and Don (Mary Jane) of 
Pulteney, NY and daughter Ann (Jon) McKnight of High Bridge, 
NJ. He was a loving grandfather to 11 and great-grandfather to 
7.
Walter loved fishing and hunting and was a member and trustee 
of the Pulteney Presbyterian Church, former Pulteney town and 
county Supervisor, councilman, and Justice of the Peace, 
former grower’s representative for the Taylor Wine Company and 
a director of New York State Wine Grape Growers; while having 
worked many years as a farmer, building contractor and grape 
grower. He enjoyed over 30 years of retirement with his wife, 
many of those RV-ing to various parts of the country including 
4 trips across Canada to Alaska and winters in Key Largo, 
Florida.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service for family 
and friends to celebrate his life is scheduled for 11:00 AM on 
April 20th at the Pulteney Presbyterian Church. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial 
contributions may be made to the Pulteney Presbyterian Church, 
the Pulteney Free Library or the Pulteney Volunteer Ambulance. 
Key Largo friends may wish to remember Walt through 
contributions to the Key Largo Library.



 Flora E.  Perkins 
BATH | Flora E. Perkins, 87, of the Taylor Health Care Center, 
Bath died Sunday, June 2, 2002. Mrs. Perkins was born in 
McKean, PA, July 1, 1914 the daughter of the late George and 
Reba (Simpier) Cummings. She was the wife of the late Raymond 
Perkins who predeceased her in 11/78. She was employed by 
Waits Nursing Home, Bath and also was a former Cook at the 
National Hotel, Amoco Diner and Court House Diner.
She is survived by 4 daughters: Margaret Perkins of Bath, NY, 
Rebecca Jordon of Ontario, NY, Diane (Walter) Reed of Visalia, 
CA and Deanne (Thomas) Geyer of Wellsville, NY; her son, John 
(Nora) Perkins of Savona, NY, 15 grandchildren and several 
great grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Veronica Cummings and 
Felicia Cummings and many nieces and nephews. 
She was predeceased by her husband; son Joseph Perkins; 
grandson Daniel Coots; brothers: George Cummings, Owen 
Cummings, Clint Cummings, Emory Cummings, Raymond Cummings and 
Frankie Cummings; and sisters, Margaret Morrison, Cora Lewis 
and Alice Cummings.
Funeral Services will be held today, June 5th at 2:00 PM at 
Fagan’s Funeral Home, Bath, with Reverend Robert Tuttle 
officiating. Burial will be in Grove Cemetery, Bath. Memorial 
donations, in Flora’s name, may be made to the Alzheimer’s 
Association, 274 N. Goodman, St., Box K3, Rochester, NY 14607. 
Family and friends will gather at the Bath V.F.W., Route 54 
following the graveside services at Grove Cemetery, Bath.



 Thomas “Leighton”  Perry 
CAMPBELL | Thomas “Leighton” Perry, 68, of Campbell, NY, 
passed away Monday, February 11, 2002, at Corning Hospital. My 
father was a very devoted husband, father, brother, and 
friend. He was born the son of the late Wyndham Gordon Perry 
and Olive Nicholas of Wales (U.K.) on July 13, 1933.
Dad came to the United States in 1966 and became a citizen in 
1967 soon thereafter meeting my mother and marrying in 1968. 
His career took him from Hungerford Buick to Woodhouse’s 
garage and on to Polly-o Dairy, where he retired after 20 
years as a truck driver. Post retirement allowed him to 
further his hobbies of sailing and model trains and also led 
him to transport patients for Cancer Treatment Services of 
Corning, then on to Rossettie Pharmacy where he delivered 
prescriptions.
Dad was predeceased by his parents, his brother, James, and 
sister, Stella. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, 
Sandra Perry; his sons: Tom Perry and wife Linda of Corning, 
NY and Dexter Perry and wife Kathy, of England; his daughter: 
Cheryl Carlisle, of England; his sister: Moria French and 
husband Milton, of Painted Post. Dad also had six 
grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and many good 
friends.
Family and friends are invited to call at our home, 115 
Jennings Street, Corning, on Sunday, February 17, 2002, from 
2-6 PM, to help us celebrate my father’s life. Please come, be 
casual, and bring along a good story to tell. Memorials may be 
made in my father’s name to the United Way of the Southern 
Tier, 300 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 2, Corning, NY 14830-2832.



 Lisa (Paradiso)  Peters
WATKINS GLEN | Lisa (Paradiso) Peters age 40, of 121 7th 
Street, Watkins Glen, NY died Tuesday, March 5th, 2002 at 
home. 
Friends and relatives are invited to call Saturday, March 9th 
from 1-4 pm at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., 
Watkins Glen. A memorial service celebrating her life will be 
held at the funeral home starting at 4:00 p.m. 
Survivors include her husband of 19 years, James F. Peters; 
children: Angelo, Gianni and Juliana Peters; parents, Jim and 
Liz Paradiso, both of Watkins Glen; sisters, Anne Paradiso 
(Charles Baah), Julia Paradiso (John Davis), both of 
Burlington, VT; brothers, James Paradiso of Arlington, VA and 
Greg (Cathy) Paradiso of Parkton, MD; grandmother, Angie 
Specchio; half-sister, Olivia Paradiso; sister-in-law, Corrine 
Flahive, all of Watkins Glen, NY and many relatives and 
friends.
Lisa loved life and lived it to the fullest. Between her 
energy, humor and social charm, her presence was unmistakable. 
Her children, family and friends were paramount. 
Everything she pursued was done with zest- whether it was 
volunteer work, baking, skiing or music. Lisa was kind, 
generous and selfless. She will be missed beyond words.
At the family’s request and in lieu of flowers, please send 
donations to the: Peters Children Education Fund, c/o HSBC 
Bank, P.O. Box 71, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.



 Norman Bradley  Phelps
PAINTED POST, NY | Norman Bradley Phelps, sculptor of the 
Painted Post Indian Monument, died at home on Thompson Drive, 
Painted Post on Tuesday, April 23, 2002.
He was born in Addison, New York on September 18, 1904 a son 
of Norman B. and Daisy Colegrove Phelps. He grew up and lived 
in Addison until 1995 when he moved to Painted Post. He 
attended Addison Schools and was graduated from Pratt 
Institute with a degree in Art. He taught art at Painted Post 
Schools from 1931 to 1963 when he became art teacher at West 
High School, retiring in 1966. He was respected and well liked 
by all students, always willing to help on any school project, 
such as designing sets for school plays, art advisor for The 
Poster, P.P.H.S. yearbook and as class advisor. Above all, he 
was a loving and devoted husband and father.
Mr. Phelps designed and sculpted a memorial plaque which was 
dedicated in 1946, a beautiful bronze piece showing an angel 
cradling in her arms a fallen soldier. This was created to 
honor the 19 young men who attended Painted Post High School 
who lost their lives in World War II. It hung in the lobby of 
the auditorium at Painted Post High School for many years and 
then was moved to the Erwin Museum in the Erwin Town Hall and 
is now in storage.
In 1948 he was commissioned to sculpt a new Indian monument 
after the old one was destroyed in a wind storm. The new 
monument was unveiled in 1950 during ceremonies in a week-end 
of special activities with guest speakers, Senator Sterling 
Cole and Thomas Watson, then president of IBM. The Indian 
stands today in the Village Square, a proud symbol of Painted 
Post.
Mr. Phelps also designed and made the bronze and steel cross 
which hangs in the sanctuary of the First Congregational 
Church in Corning and the matching candle sticks and vases.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Addison 
and a member for 60 years of Addison Union Lodge F. & A.M..
Surviving are his wife Audrey whom he married April 2, 1961; 
also daughters, Helen Josephine (Thomas) Studders of Bath, NY 
and Norma Beth (Robert) Dumais of East Greenwich, RI; a son, 
Glenn (Lynn) Phelps of Croton-on-Hudson, NY; grandchildren, 
Steven, David, and Robert Montfort, Cheryl Najecki, Richard 
and Glenn Dumais and Norman Bradley Phelps III and Nancy 
Phelps and eight great grandchildren; several nieces and 
nephews.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Helen Crane Phelps; 
brothers, Leland and William Phelps; sisters, Ruth Grist, 
Irene Phelps, Ervilla Andrews and Daisy Phelps.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 28 at 3 pm at 
the First Congregational Church, Pulteney Street at Pritchard 
Avenue, Corning with Reverend Stephen Sibson officiating.
The family will provide flowers. Memorial gifts may be made to 
the Congregational Church, First Presbyterian Church of 
Painted Post, Addison First Presbyterian Church, the Addison 
Public Library or a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are being handled by the Flint Funeral Home, 
Addison, NY.



 Theresa M. Pierotti 
CORNING | Theresa M. Pierotti, age 80 of Corning, passed away 
on Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital in 
Sayre, PA.
Theresa was born on December 5, 1921 in Corning, the daughter 
of Antonio and Lena Ruosso Alotto.
She married Michael John Pierotti on April 7, 1951 at St. 
Vincent de Paul Church. He preceded her in death in 1959.
Theresa proudly served her country in the US Army during World 
War II.
A beloved soloist in the Corning community, Theresa was the 
choir director for the St. Vincent’s choir for sixty years. 
She was a life long communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Church 
where she taught music and was housekeeper and cook from 
1967-1995. Theresa Also taught music at All Saints Academy, 
sang with the Resurrection Choir, the Sugar and Spice Singers 
from the Corning Senior Center and was an original member of 
the Seven Sharps from Northside High School.
She was a member of the Italian-American Women’s Club, Women 
Veterans, and a past member of the Corning Philharmonic Choir.
Theresa also previously worked as a Home Healthcare Aid with 
the Corning Hospital.
Surviving Theresa are her children: Nancy (P. James) Quattrini 
of Corning, Anita (Timothy) Brown of Fountain Hills, AZ, 
Michael Pierotti, Anthony (Colleen) Pierotti and Joseph 
Pierotti all of Corning; sisters: Mary (Joseph) Colaccechi, 
Josephine (Frank) Carlenio, Elizabeth Orso and Rose Icenhour 
all of Corning; grandchildren: Mikaela and Marisa Quattrini, 
Courtney and Cody Brown, Meegan and Mikenna Pierotti, Vincent, 
Dominic and Matthew Pierotti, Tom Sherrod and Todd Lehman as 
well as several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are special 
friends, Leora Stratton and Vicki Berto and her friends and 
neighbors of John Street.
In addition to her parents and husband, Theresa was 
predeceased by her sisters, Antoinette Alotto and Florence 
Wexell and a brother, Frank Alotto. 
Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral 
Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning on Sunday, May 12 from 4 to 
8 PM. Prayers at the Funeral Home will be on Monday at 9:00 AM 
followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Vincent de Paul 
Church at 9:30 AM. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Memorial Donations, in Theresa’s name, should be directed to 
All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Ave., Corning, NY 14830. 



 James A. Pierri, Sr. 
PAINTED POST | James A. Pierri, Sr., devoted husband, father 
and grandfather, age 65, of Painted Post, died Thursday, 
February 7, 2002 at his home on N. Hamilton Street. Mr. Pierri 
was born April 14, 1936 at Corning, NY, the son of the late 
Peter and Julia (Cavalier) Pierri. He was the husband of 
Elaine “Micki” (McAllister) Pierri.
James was a graduate of St. Mary’s Catholic School and Corning 
Free Academy. He served in the Navy from 1955 to 1959. He was 
an electrician at Corning Inc. where he retired in 1996 after 
35 years of service. 
James was a member of All Saints Parish, Willow Creek Golf 
Club and the Corning-Painted Post Sports Hall of Fame for 
Football.
He is survived by his loving wife, Elaine “Micki” (McAllister) 
at home; three daughters: Janet Pierri of Corning, Joyce 
(Roger) Socal of Pittsburgh and Jennifer (Tom) Stickler of 
Beaver Dams; one son: James Jr. (Karen) Pierri of Painted 
Post; one sister: Anna (Ralph) Lesso of Painted Post; four 
brothers: John (Yolanda) Pierri of Corning, Raymond (Sylvia) 
Pierri of Painted Post, Joseph (Marylee) Pierri of Elmira and 
Anthony (Joan) Pierri of Horseheads; grandchildren: Jesica, 
Jordan, Gabriel Pierri, Matthew and Ryan Socal and Erica 
Stickler; two aunts, Teresa ZuZero and Margaret Cavalier of 
Corning; one uncle, John Cavalier of Phoenix, AZ, several 
nieces, nephews, cousins; special friend, Tammy Huggins; 
brothers and sisters-in-law: Dale and Erma Coleman of 
Whitesville, Ellen and Robert Buckley of Penn Yan, Elizabeth 
and Wayne Thompson of Corning, Lois and Larry McAllister of 
Utica, Michael McAllister of Troupsburg and Barbara Thompson 
of Corning.
No calling hours are scheduled. A prayer service will be held 
Monday at 8:45 AM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. 
Pulteney St., Corning, followed by a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian 
Burial at St. Mary’s Church, 155 State St., Corning; Father 
Mark Miller, celebrant.
Memorials may be made to the Cancer Treatment Center, 114 
Columbia Street, Corning, NY 14830, Southern Tier Hospice, 
Inc., 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or All Saints 
Academy, 380 Denison Pkwy. E., Corning, NY 14830.



 Stuart B. Pollock 
GLEN ROCK | Stuart B. Pollock, age 85, of Glen Rock, died 
Friday, March 29, 2002.  Born and raised in Corning, NY, he was 
a resident of Glen Rock for the past 43 years.
Stuart retired in 1982 after 30 years as a salesman for 
Corning Glass. He was a member of Ridgewood United Methodist 
Church and a Veteran of WW II.
He was the beloved husband of the late Marion.
Private graveside services were held at the Coopers Plains 
Cemetery in NY. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, 
April 28, 3 PM at the Ridgewood United Methodist Church, 100 
Dayton Street, Ridgewood, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions may be made to the church. Arrangements by the 
Olthuis Funeral Home, Midland Park, NJ.



 Valentine B.  Pratt
RALEIGH, NC | Valentine B. Pratt, 90, formerly of Corning and 
Painted Post, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at the Springmoor 
Retirement Community Health Center in Raleigh, NC. He was born 
November 25, 1911 in Prattsburgh, NY to the late William B. 
Pratt and Cornelia C. Pratt. He was a graduate of Franklin 
Academy (now Prattsburgh Central School) and received a B.S. 
in Agriculture from Cornell University in 1932. His support of 
Cornell continues through a scholarship he established in 
1997. 
From 1932-1937, he ran the family farm in Prattsburgh. He then 
moved to Corning where he owned and operated Pratt’s Agway 
Farm Supply Store on Tioga Avenue until his retirement in 
1973. He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church 
in Corning until his relocation to Raleigh in 1996. He served 
on many of its boards and committees including 4 terms as 
trustee. In addition, from 1942 to 1962 he served as a 
director of the Prattsburgh State Bank. He continued his 
interest in Prattsburgh by serving on the Committee to 
Preserve the Narcissa Prentiss House and the Prattsburgh 
Historical Society. He also joined the historical societies 
for Corning-Painted Post and Hornby. After retirement, he 
enjoyed his work as a driver for Meals on Wheels.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Emma Louse Lathrop 
Pratt; his second wife, Laura Hovey Manning Pratt; his sister, 
Margaret C. Pratt; his daughter, Alice Louise Pratt; and 
stepson, Sidney J. Manning.
Survivors include his son, Alan Pratt and wife, Sandy; and 
stepsons Paul Manning and wife, Ann; Robert Manning and wife, 
JoAnn; and Stanley Manning and wife, Helen. 
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 1, at 11 AM 
in the First Presbyterian Church of Corning. The family will 
meet friends at the First Presbyterian Church following the 
service. A private family burial in the Prattsburgh Rural 
Cemetery will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, 
donations may be made to the Corning First Presbyterian Church 
Gift and Memorial Fund, the Committee to Preserve the Narcissa 
Prentiss House or a charity of your choice.



 Valentine B.  Pratt
RALEIGH, NC | Valentine B. Pratt, 90, formerly of Corning and 
Painted Post, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at the Springmoor 
Retirement Community Health Center in Raleigh, NC. He was born 
November 25, 1911 in Prattsburgh, NY to the late William B. 
Pratt and Cornelia C. Pratt. He was a graduate of Franklin 
Academy (now Prattsburgh Central School) and received a B.S. 
in Agriculture from Cornell University in 1932. His support of 
Cornell continues through a scholarship he established in 
1997. 
From 1932-1937, he ran the family farm in Prattsburgh. He then 
moved to Corning where he owned and operated Pratt’s Agway 
Farm Supply Store on Tioga Avenue until his retirement in 
1973. He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church 
in Corning until his relocation to Raleigh in 1996. He served 
on many of its boards and committees including 4 terms as 
trustee. In addition, from 1942 to 1962 he served as a 
director of the Prattsburgh State Bank. He continued his 
interest in Prattsburgh by serving on the Committee to 
Preserve the Narcissa Prentiss House and the Prattsburgh 
Historical Society. He also joined the historical societies 
for Corning-Painted Post and Hornby. After retirement, he 
enjoyed his work as a driver for Meals on Wheels.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Emma Louse Lathrop 
Pratt; his second wife, Laura Hovey Manning Pratt; his sister, 
Margaret C. Pratt; his daughter, Alice Louise Pratt; and 
stepson, Sidney J. Manning.
Survivors include his son, Alan Pratt and wife, Sandy; and 
stepsons Paul Manning and wife, Ann; Robert Manning and wife, 
JoAnn; and Stanley Manning and wife, Helen. 
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 1, at 11 AM 
in the First Presbyterian Church of Corning. The family will 
meet friends at the First Presbyterian Church following the 
service. A private family burial in the Prattsburgh Rural 
Cemetery will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, 
donations may be made to the Corning First Presbyterian Church 
Gift and Memorial Fund, the Committee to Preserve the Narcissa 
Prentiss House or a charity of your choice.



 Valentine B.  Pratt
RALEIGH, NC | Valentine B. Pratt, 90, formerly of Corning and 
Painted Post, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at the Springmoor 
Retirement Community Health Center in Raleigh, NC. He was born 
November 25, 1911 in Prattsburgh, NY to the late William B. 
Pratt and Cornelia C. Pratt. He was a graduate of Franklin 
Academy (now Prattsburgh Central School) and received a B.S. 
in Agriculture from Cornell University in 1932. His support of 
Cornell continues through a scholarship he established in 
1997. 
From 1932-1937, he ran the family farm in Prattsburgh. He then 
moved to Corning where he owned and operated Pratt’s Agway 
Farm Supply Store on Tioga Avenue until his retirement in 
1973. He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church 
in Corning until his relocation to Raleigh in 1996. He served 
on many of its boards and committees including 4 terms as 
trustee. In addition, from 1942 to 1962 he served as a 
director of the Prattsburgh State Bank. He continued his 
interest in Prattsburgh by serving on the Committee to 
Preserve the Narcissa Prentiss House and the Prattsburgh 
Historical Society. He also joined the historical societies 
for Corning-Painted Post and Hornby. After retirement, he 
enjoyed his work as a driver for Meals on Wheels.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Emma Louse Lathrop 
Pratt; his second wife, Laura Hovey Manning Pratt; his sister, 
Margaret C. Pratt; his daughter, Alice Louise Pratt; and 
stepson, Sidney J. Manning.
Survivors include his son, Alan Pratt and wife, Sandy; and 
stepsons Paul Manning and wife, Ann; Robert Manning and wife, 
JoAnn; and Stanley Manning and wife, Helen. 
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 1, at 11 AM 
in the First Presbyterian Church of Corning. The family will 
meet friends at the First Presbyterian Church following the 
service. A private family burial in the Prattsburgh Rural 
Cemetery will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, 
donations may be made to the Corning First Presbyterian Church 
Gift and Memorial Fund, the Committee to Preserve the Narcissa 
Prentiss House or a charity of your choice.



 Gerald A. Pruden 
CAMPBELL | Gerald A. Pruden, 58, of Route 415 S, Campbell, NY 
died Thursday, April 18, 2002 at home after a courageous 
battle with cancer for five years.
He was born in Bath, August 30, 1943, the son of the late 
Raymond and Ruth (Havens) Pruden. He was employed by Knight 
Settlement Sand & Gravel for many years and was employed by 
Ingersoll Rand previous to that. He was an Army veteran. Jerry 
enjoyed to hunt and be outdoors and loved being with people. 
He was a member of the Campbell Methodist Church, Robert N. 
Austin Post 1279 American Legion in Campbell, the Bath Country 
Club and the Bath B.P.O.E. 1547.
He is survived by his wife Janice Pruden of Campbell, NY; his 
son Daniel Pruden of Bath, NY; 3 daughters, Pamela J. Pruden 
of Campbell, NY, Karin (Richard) Lewis of Painted Post, NY and 
Jami Pruden of Corning, NY; 3 grandchildren, Justin, Kaitlyn 
and Ashley Lewis; 4 brothers, Raymond ‘Woody’ (Beverly) Pruden 
of Campbell, NY, Donald (Harriett) Pruden of Painted Post, NY, 
Louis (Suzie) Pruden of Venice, FL and Leonard (Lois) Pruden 
of Campbell, NY; 2 sisters, Evelyn Loomis and Shirley Corey, 
both of Campbell, NY and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He 
was predeceased by his brother-in-law Duane Loomis.
Friends may call on Sunday, April 21st from 6:00-9:00 PM and 
Monday from 1:00-3:00 PM at Fagan’s Funeral Home in Bath. 
Funeral Services will follow at 3:00 PM Monday with Pastor 
David LeRoy officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Knoll 
Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial 
donations in Gerald’s name may be made to a charity of one’s 
choice.



 Rev. Marcy  Punnett 
SYLVANIA, OHIO | Rev. Marcy Punnett, formerly of Big Flats, 
born Sept. 10, 1917 in Buffalo, N.Y., died Feb. 6, 2002 in 
Sylvania, OH.
Predeceased by wife, Jane Jacobs Punnett; brother, William M. 
Punnett and sister, Esther Allison. Survived by daughters, 
Nancy (Joe) 
Hillmon of Pittsford, N.Y., and Martha (Angel Reyes) Jacobs of 
Chicago, Ill.; son, Charles F. (Peggy) Jacobs III of Sylvania, 
OH., Edward (Millicent) Kasik III of Elgin, Il., Jacob, Samuel 
and Sarah Hillmon of Pittsford, N.Y.; brothers, Dr. Thomas 
(Dr. Hope) Punnett of Philadelphia, PA., Rochford (Patricia) 
Harmon of East Aurora, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Alexandra Punnett 
of Nantucket, MA.; brother-in-law, William Allison of 
Waterloo, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews, many dear friends 
in Germany and Thailand.
Rev. Punnett was the longest living member of the Geneva 
Presbytery - 58 years. He was the pastor of the Waterloo 
Presbyterian Church from 1944 until 1964. He was the pastor of 
the Big Flats Presbyterian Church from 1964 until 1985. Marcy 
was also an instrumental force in the Geneva Presbytery 
purchase of the property that became Camp Whitman. He was a 
major contributor to the building and development of the camp 
in the 1950s and 1960s. 
After “retiring” he was a volunteer in Mission in Thailand 
from 1985 until 1999. He taught English at McGilvary Facility 
of Theology at Payap University in Chaing Mai until health 
problems forced him to come home. 
Since 1999, Marcy had been living with his son, Chuck, in 
Ohio. 
He was a friend, counselor, pastor and “father” to countless 
young people.
Rev. Punnett was a graduate of Lafayette College ’39 and the 
Union Theological Seminary. 
No prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held on 
March 9, 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Big 
Flats. Interment Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: The 
Presbytery of Geneva, PO Box 278, Dresden, N.Y. 14441, c/o The 
Marcy Punnett Theolog-ical Education Scholarship Endowment 
Fund.



 Wilmot (Bill)  Putnam Jr
WILMINGTON, NC | A memorial service to honor the life of Bill 
Putnam, who passed away March 3, 2002, will be held Friday, 
May 10th 3 PM at the Beartown Road Christian Missionary 
Alliance Church. 



 Wilmot Latham (Bill) Putnam Jr.
WILMINGTON, NC | Wilmot Latham Putnam, 85, of Shallotte, NC 
died Sunday, Mar. 3 at Mariner Nursing Home in Wilmington. 
Known to his friends as Bill, Mr. Putnam was born August 28, 
1916 in Corning, NY, the son of Wilmot and Vauleda Scofield 
Putnam. He was predeceased by his brother Harold L. Putnam and 
his wife Christine M. Hickey Putnam.
Mr. Putnam served his country in the Army during WW II. He was 
a retired foreman of Corning Glass Works, and he was a life 
long member of the local Christian and Missionary Alliance 
Church, which he served in many offices.
He is survived by his son Raymond L. Putnam and 
daughter-in-law Judy Mae Putnam of Shallotte, NC, two 
grandchildren Rick Putnam of Rochester, NY and Veronica Putnam 
Fialik of Shallotte, a niece Michele Putnam of Corning, a 
nephew Jeb Putnam of Richmond, Va. and four great 
grandchildren; Jessica, Jordan and Jocelyn Putnam and Amber 
Rivera. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery in Corning, NY and a 
memorial service will be held at a later date.



 Arlene J. Putnam 
BATH | Arlene J. Putnam 86 of 105 Geneva St., formerly of 
Hammondsport, passed away Wednesday April 3, 2002 at the 
Taylor Health Center.
She was born February 21, 1916 in Geneva, NY, the daughter of 
Neils and Marie Hansen Jorgensen. She was pre-deceased by her 
husbands, Warren C. Ketchum in 1964 and Ross L. Putnam Sr. in 
1977.
Arlene was a member of the Wine Country Senior Citizens in 
Hammondsport and a member of the Hammondsport United Methodist 
Church. She had been a nurses aide at Ira Davenport Hospital 
for over 15 years.
Surviving are her son, Jan R. Ketchum of Bath; daughter, Rev. 
Dr. Lois Saltsman of Toledo, Ohio; step-daughter, Mary Lou 
Andrews of Hammondsport; brother, Howard Jorgensen of Houston, 
TX; sister, Bernice Jensen of Penn Yan; 10 grandchildren, 8 
great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was pre-deceased by her son, John A. Ketchum in 1960.
There will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Service will 
be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Hammondsport United 
Methodist Church. Rev. Babs Steinert will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Hammondsport 
Public Library, 41 Lake St., Hammondsport, NY 14840. 
Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport.



 Marion M. Quackenbush 
LAWRENCEVILLE, PA | Marion M. Quackenbush, 85, of 
Lawrenceville, PA died March 10, 2002 at Arnot Ogden Medical 
Center, Elmira, NY. She was born January 24, 1917 in Dexter, 
KS, the daughter of LeRoy & Ruth Farr Mitchell.
Marion was a retired Elementary School Teacher, a member of 
Calvary United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville, and a lifetime 
member of the International Cribbage Association.
She is survived by a son, Robert O. Quackenbush Jr. of Tooele, 
UT; 2 brothers, Royce Mitchell of Corning, NY and David 
Mitchell of Hudson, FL; 3 sisters, Mary Gonyo of Solon 
Springs, WS, Frances Dreier of Brandon, WS, and Verona Masini 
of Glenview, IL, also 3 grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Col. Robert O. 
Quackenbush, USA (Ret.) on September 5, 1988 & 2 sisters, 
Joann Hoyt & Dorothy Knowles.
Friends are invited to call at the Calvary United Methodist 
Church, Lawrenceville, PA, Thursday 5-7 PM. Funeral services 
will follow there Thursday at 7:00 PM with Rev. Gary Weaver 
officiating. Graveside Committal services will be held at 
Arlington National Cemetery at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 
20, 2002. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in 
Marion’s memory may be directed to the Building Fund of 
Calvary United Methodist Church, PO Box 237, Lawrenceville, PA 
16929. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the 
Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA.



 Lyman James Randall
LAWRENCEVILLE, PA | Lyman James Randall, 75 years of 12 
Riverside Estates, died at his home Saturday, February 23, 
2002 following an extended illness. 
He was born July 11, 1926 in Naples, NY, the son of the late 
Lyman and Marion F. Burgess Randall. As a young boy he 
relocated to the Corning area with his family and had received 
his education at Corning Free Academy. He served with the US 
Marine Corp. in the South Pacific during World War II.
Lyman and Pauline M. Townsend were married December 15, 1945 
in Rochester, NY. Following the war, he returned to the area 
and became employed as a brakeman for the New York Central 
Railroad. Later he became employed with Corning Inc. as a lab 
technician, retiring with 40+ years of service with the 
company. 
Lyman and Pauline moved to the Pennsylvania area in 1996.
Lyman was a family man, a loving and devoted husband, father 
and grandfather. He truly enjoyed vacationing in Florida & 
Arizona. He was a member of the Antique Automobile Club of 
America.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Pauline; daughters: Sandra 
J. Bradley of Barton, NY, Christine (Michael) Sorge of 
Corning, NY and Nancy (Alan) Pierce of Painted Post, NY; sons: 
Timothy (Kalena) Randall of Ponder, TX and Gary (Renee) 
Randall of Tallahassee, FL; sister: Lucille (Bill) Wheaton of 
Williamson, NY; twelve grandchildren and five great 
grandchildren; also several nieces, nephews, great nieces and 
great nephews.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First 
St., Corning, NY 14830 Wednesday, February 27, 2002 from 5-7 
pm. A Memorial Service will follow at 7 pm at the funeral 
home, Deacon Raymond Defendorf officiating. Interment will be 
in the Coopers Plains Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given, in 
his name, to : The Corning Firefighter’s Benevolent 
Association, 1 Corning Blvd., Corning, NY 14830 or The 
American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 
13220-3049.



 J. Thomas “Tom” Recotta
HORSEHEADS | J. Thomas “Tom” Recotta, age 59, of 20 Flint 
Road, Horseheads died Saturday, April 13, 2002 at Corning 
Hospital, Corning, NY.
Mr. Recotta was born June 15, 1942 in Corning, NY, the son of 
the late Joseph “Tommy” and Josephine (Castellana) Recotta. He 
married Dianne Clancy July 10, 1965.
He was employed as a Properties Manager at Corning Inc. where 
he retired after 35 years of service. He graduated from CFA 
and attended Corning Community College. Tom was a member of 
All Saints Parish where he attended St. Vincent de paul 
Church. He was an avid golfer, not good, but avid, a very 
outspoken Buffalo Bills fan, and enjoyed spending leisure time 
at the lake.
Tom is survived by his wife, Dianne at home; two sons: Robert 
T. Recotta of Buffalo, NY and James P. Recotta of Corning, NY; 
granddaughter, Emily Recotta of Corning, NY; brother, Robert 
E. Recotta of Avon, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
He was predeceased by his parents Josie and Tommy; sister Nina 
and aunts Carrie Woodcock and Lena Hayes; uncles: Joseph “Ed” 
Castellana, Myron Castellana, Tony Castellana, John Castellana 
and Tom Castellana.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4 - 8 PM at Phillips 
Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. A Mass of 
Christian Burial will be Thursday at 10:00 AM at St. Vincent 
de Paul Church, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning.
Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning, NY.
Flowers will be provided by the family. Memorial donations, in 
Tom’s name, may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 
New York State - Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 31160, 
Hartford, CT 06150-1160 or Pathways, 11044 Caton-Lindley Rd., 
Corning, NY 14830.



 Beverly Ann Reed
ADDISON | Beverly Ann Reed, 65, of 4270 Barrett Road, Addison 
died Thursday, May 2, 2002 at home. Mrs. Reed was born in 
Corning, August 3, 1936 the daughter of Milton and Doris 
(Ward) Cole. She was a very loving mother and grandmother and 
wife of 45 years. She was very active for many years on the 
family dairy farm. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in 
Campbell, a Sunday School Teacher and also involved with the 
Craft Class there. She was also a member of the St. Mary’s 
Prayer group, a former member of the Thurston Town Board and 
active with the 4-H Club in Thurston.
She is survived by her husband Kenneth Reed of Addison, NY; 6 
children: Deborah (Fred) Evans of Barton, NY, Brian (Shirley) 
Reed of Thurston, Teresa (John) Lyons of Addison, NY, Diane 
(George) Hakes of Painted Post, NY, Karen (Bo) Warner of 
Thurston and Doug Reed of Addison, NY; 18 grandchildren; her 
mother Doris Cole of Campbell, NY; 3 sisters, Gladys Crooker 
of Campbell, NY, Jane French of Savona, NY and Marcia Clark of 
Campbell, NY and her brother Wayne (Butch) Cole of Thurston 
and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her 
father Milton Cole and her son Craig Reed.
Friends may call Sunday May 5th from l:00-3:00 and 7:00-9:00 
PM at Fagan’s Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St., Bath. A Mass 
of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 1:00 PM at St. 
Joseph’s Church in Campbell, celebrated by Reverend Gerald 
O’Connor. Burial will be in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Addison.



 Mary T.  Reed 
BATH | Mary T. Reed, 56, of 10 W. Morris Street, Bath died 
Saturday, May 25, 2002 at the Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital. 
Mrs. Reed was born in N. Hornell, April 19, 1946 the daughter 
of the late Leverette and Phillis (Ross) Terwilliger. She was 
a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband Roland Reed of Bath, NY, her 
son Jeffery Reed of Canyon County, CA her granddaughter 
Christa Jacobs; 2 sisters Gail (Charles) Scully of Liverpool, 
NY and Daisey (Jay) Allmann of Liverpool, NY and several 
nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her parents.
Friends may call today, May 29th from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 
PM at Fagan’s Funeral Home in Bath. Funeral Services will be 
held Wednesday at 11:30 AM at the funeral home with Reverend 
Robert Tuttle officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery 
in Almond, NY. Memorial donations in Mary’s name may be made 
to the National MS Society, Upstate New York Chapter, Donor 
Relations Center, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620.



 Hilah Wheeler Remaily
HAMMONDSPORT | Hilah Wheeler Remaily, 90 of Middle Road, 
passed away January 8, 2002 at Ira Davenport Hospital.
Hilah was born November 15, 1911 in Indianapolis, Indiana the 
daughter of Hilah Drake and Clifton Wheeler. Hilah attended 
Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio, then received a 
bachelor of fine arts from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts 
University of Pennsylvania. Hilah also studied at John Herron 
Art School in Indianapolis and the Barnes Foundation in 
Merion, PA.
Hilah was well known for her portraiture in both Pennsylvania 
and New York. Among her accomplishments, she painted a nearly 
life size portrait of Katherine Sharpe Davenport now hanging 
in the foyer of the Fred and Harriet Taylor Health Center 
adjacent to the hospital.
Hilah managed an art store in New Hope, Bucks County, PA. 
After moving to Hammondsport, she opened an antique shop and 
while in her mid 80’s, participated in various antique shows 
in the area with her friend and partner Jean Rynders of 
Elmira, NY. 
Hilah is survived by her husband of 64 years, George Remaily; 
daughter, Hilah Katrina Remaily of Doylestown, PA; son, Robin 
Remaily of Lincoln City, Oregon; 4 grandchildren and 3 
great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the 
family. Memorial donations, in Hilah’s name, may be made to 
Todd and Lisa Venema wildlife refuge, “Gnone Hollow” 8335 
Pleasant Valley Rd., Hammondsport, NY 14840. Throughout 
Hilah’s life she had great concern for the welfare of all 
animals. She worked at the local SPCA and adopted many 
homeless animals over the years.
Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport.



 Elenor J. Rhoads
MONTOUR FALLS, NY | Elenor J. Rhoads, age 86 of Seneca View 
Nursing Home in Montour Falls, NY, passed away on Sunday, 
February 3, 2002. Mrs. Rhoads was born February 25, 1915 in 
Corning, NY the daughter of the late Granville and Gertie Bell 
Jones VanEtten.
Mrs. Rhoads was an active member of the American Baptist 
Community Church in Big Flats, NY. Elenor was a member and 
hostess of the Town of Corning Senior Citizens Club and taught 
the members how to make various crafts. Mrs. Rhoads was well 
known for her “Santa Claus” doll-making which she shared with 
many people.
Mrs. Rhoads was pre-deceased by her husband, Charles H. 
Rhoads, who passed away on March 22, 1977. She was also 
pre-deceased by her sisters, Evelyn VanEtten Robinson, Joean 
Decker Hogan and Thelma VanEtten Totten.
Mrs. Rhoads is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: 
Betty Jo & Daniel Herr of Big Flats, NY and Sandra J. & Robert 
Baldwin of Big Flats, NY; three grandchildren and four great 
grandchildren; brother and sisters-in-law: Kenneth & Norma 
VanEtten of Corning, NY and Margaret Rhoads of Montour Falls, 
NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.
There will be no prior calling hours. Private Funeral Services 
will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment in 
Hope Cemetery, Corning, NY.
Those wishing may remember Mrs. Rhoads through memorials to 
The American Baptist Com-munity Church, 180 Hibbard Road, 
Horseheads, NY 14845 or The American Heart Association.



 Mavis E.  Rhodes
BIG FLATS, NY | Mavis E. Rhodes, age 86 of Harris Hill died on 
Friday, April 26, 2002 at St. Josephs Hospital in Elmira.
Mavis was active in the 4-H, a member of the Big Flats Grange, 
Home Extension, the West Hill Community Cabin, the Eastern 
Star and the Big Flats Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Frank Wesley 
Rhodes , her children Rita Rhodes (Felix) Kapron of Elmira, 
Frank (Clair) Rhodes of Elmira and Nancy Rhodes (Roger) 
Beardslee of Hector, NY, a brother Hugh Wheeler, several 
grandchildren and cousins.
Mavis was preceded in death by a son Charles Thomas Rhodes.
A Funeral Service will be held at the First Presbyterian 
Church in Big Flats on Monday, April 29 at 2:00PM with the 
Reverend Rick Price officiating. Burial will follow in Rural 
Home Cemetery. Arrangements are with Hill’s Funeral Home of 
Big Flats.
The family will provide flowers. Memorial donations may be 
directed to the Big Flats First Presbyterian Church, 95 Main 
St Big Flats, 14814.

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