Miscellaneous Steuben County, New York Obituaries


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June A.  Ridgway
CORNING | June A. Ridgway age 84 of Day Spring Apts. in 
Corning, NY, formerly of Plainsboro, NJ, passed away May 20, 
2002 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. June was born in 
Hopewell, NJ on April 20, 1918, daughter of Simpson S. and 
Ethel E. Yantz Agin Jr. She had been an active member in the 
Plainsboro Presbyterian Church in Plainsboro, NJ. In Corning, 
she was a member of RSVP and did volunteer work at Day Spring.
Surviving June is a daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Ronald 
Palmquist of Horseheads, NY; a son and daughter-in-law, 
Raymond C. and Dorrie Ridgway of Mill Valley, CA; four 
grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and nieces and 
Predeceasing June were her husband, Clifford Ridgway in May of 
1990; sisters, Dorothy Quinn and Beryl Baldwin and brother 
Glen Agin.
Friends are invited to attend a Graveside Memorial Service on 
June 8 in the Brainerd Cemetery in Cranbury, NJ at 4 PM. 
Arrangements are with Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats, NY.

 Albert  Rigby
LAS VEGAS, NV | Mr. Albert Rigby, formerly of Painted Post, 
died Saturday, May 4th, 2002 in Las Vegas, NV. He was born May 
22, 1915, the son of George and Lucia Rigby, in Painted Post, 
Mr. Rigby had just received his 65 year service pin from 
Corning Glass Works, where he worked as a Machinist. He was a 
long-time member of the Coopers Plains and Painted Post 
Baptist Church, and enjoyed volunteer work with Senior 
Citizens, playing his guitar, bowling, pool and horseshoes.
Albert is survived by his wife of 64 years, the former Doris 
H. Clark; son, James (Alice) Rigby of Scottsdale, AZ; 
daughter, Judy (Jeffrey) Boettner of Campbell, NY; brother, 
Robert (JoAnn) Rigby of Corning, NY, 10 grandchildren, six 
great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He was 
predeceased by a son, Rodney C. Rigby of Kennewick, WA in 
A memorial service was held May 9th, 2002 in Pahrump, NV, 
where he and his wife Doris had lived for the past 20 years. 
Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery at the convenience 
of the family.

 Gladys M.  Rinehart 
CORNING | Gladys M. Rinehart, age 89, of Beaver Dams, passed 
away on Monday, March 18, 2002 at Corning Hospital. She was 
born on March 31, 1912 in Chatham, Pennsylvania, the daughter 
of William and Bessie Erwcery Beard. She was married to Lester 
Rinehart, whom predeceased her in 1988.
She is survived by her brothers: Elmer Beard of Odessa and 
Adelbert Beard of Farmington; sisters, Marien Beard of 
Corning, Alberta Beard-Wallas of Bath and Alice Chase of 
Campbell, and several nieces and nephews. Along with her 
husband, she was also predeceased by son, Roger Rinehart in 
1967, and sisters, Hazle and Marie.
Friends are invited to attend a funeral service at Carpenter’s 
Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St. on Friday, March 22, 2002 at 
7:00 pm. Burial will take place at Post Creek Cemetery.

 Ronald T. Robertson 
PALM BAY, FL. | Ronald T. Robertson, 53, of 1139 Prince Avenue 
N.W. (formerly of Addison) entered into rest following an 
extended illness on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002 at Holmes 
Regional Medical Center, Melbourne, FL.
He was born in Corning, New York, on July 18, 1948, a son of 
Elden L. and Dorothy Wheeler Robertson.
Ron graduated from Addison Central School and Corning 
Community College and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having 
served during the Vietnam War. He was a senior machine design 
engineer for Hills Inc. of West Melbourne. He formerly worked 
for North American Phillips in Bath and was a former Addison 
Police officer. . He held three patents in machine design. He 
was a licensed airplane pilot and owned his own plane.
Survived by his parents, Elden and Dorothy Robertson of 
Addison; three brothers, Randall Robertson of Cameron, Richard 
Robertson and Rodney (Valory) Robertson, both of Addison; two 
sisters, Rebecca (Mrs. David) Dyke of Syracuse and Roxanne 
(Mrs. Bruce) Dickerson of Addison; aunts, uncles, nieces and 
nephews; two great nephews.
Friends are invited to call Wednesday (Feb. 27) 2-4 and 7-9 
p.m. at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison, NY, 
where funeral and committal services will be held on Thursday 
at 1 p.m. with the Rev. David Dyke officiating. Burial will be 
in Addison Rural Cemetery.

 Helen J. Roe 
NELSON, PA | Helen J. Roe, age 73 of Marsh Road, Nelson, PA, 
passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at the Corning Hospital, 
Corning, NY. She was born May 30, 1928 in Corning, NY, the 
daughter of Daniel and Myrtle Edger Totten. She was a 
homemaker and a member of TOPS.
She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald Sr. and 
Marqueen Roe of Tioga, PA, Bernard Jr. and Diane Roe of 
Nelson, PA, Stuart Sr. and Mary Roe of Lawrenceville, PA and 
Daniel Sr. and Dawn Roe of Tioga, PA; daughter, Bonnie Roe of 
Tioga, PA, 16 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sisters, 
Mary Lou Collum of Millerton, PA and Ruby Manning of Corning, 
NY, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in 
death by her husband, Bernard L. Roe Sr. on Oct. 5, 2000.
Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 
Main St., Elkland, PA Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 pm where funeral 
services will be held Friday at 2:00 pm, Rev. Harry Dow 
officiating. Burial will be in Middlebury Union Cemetery, 
Middlebury, PA. Memorials may be made to the Laurel Home 
Health/Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901.

 David D. Ross 
PAINTED POST | David D. Ross, age 17 of 1192 Glendenning Creek 
Rd., Painted Post, NY, passed away very unexpectedly on Monday 
April 1, 2002 at home. David was born March 13, 1985 in 
Corning, NY the son of Elizabeth Boyle Ross Reed and Daniel 
David was an outstanding student and member of the Corning - 
Painted Post West High School Lacrosse Team, the Indoor Track 
Team, and the Cross Country Team. He was a member of Boy Scout 
Troop # 2 of Corning, NY and was working toward the rank of 
Eagle Scout. David was also active with The American Red Cross 
Youth Leadership Group in Corning. David planned on attending 
West Point Military Academy upon graduation from Corning - 
Painted Post West High School.
David was pre-deceased by his maternal grandparents Richard L. 
Boyle on August 9, 1996 and Nancy E. Kendall Boyle on December 
15, 1997 as well as Julia Louise Jenks Boyle. David is also 
pre-deceased by his father Daniel Ross who passed away in 
November 2000. 
David is survived by his parents Elizabeth Boyle Ross Reed and 
Leon Reed of Painted Post, NY; sister: Jennifer L. Ross 
stationed with the U.S. Air Force in Lakeland, Texas; brother: 
Matthew C. Ross at home; paternal grandparents: Luther & 
Clarice Ross of Corning, NY and David Reed of Campbell, NY and 
Sylvia Reed of Painted Post, NY; several aunts, uncles, 
nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends including the 
remaining “Two Musketeers” Phil and Wes.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at The Victory 
Highway Wesleyan Church, 150 Victory Highway in Painted Post, 
NY on Thursday April 4, 2002 from 1-4 PM. David’s Funeral 
Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 4 
PM with Pastor David LeRoy and Pastor Paul Piraino 
officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery in Painted Post, 
The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing 
may remember David through memorials to The American Red Cross 
Youth Leadership Group, 123 W. Market St., Corning, NY 14830 
or The Boy Scouts of America Troop # 2 c/o Christ Episcopal 
Church, 39 E. First St., Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements are 
entrusted to the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home in Horseheads, 

 Ann Marie  Rossi
PAINTED POST, NY | Ann Marie Rossi, of 112 Grace Blvd., 
Painted Post, NY, went home to God on April 22, 2002. She is 
survived by her husband, Luigi Rossi; son, Vincent and his 
wife Anne of Miami, FL; a daughter, Mary Kathryn and her 
husband Bill of Wilmington, DE, and a son Paul of Corning, NY. 
She is also survived by her mother, Vincenzina Ferraro of 
Painted Post, NY; a brother, Niel Ferraro and his wife Rita of 
Virginia. Ann Marie had six grandchildren: Marie Christina, 
Elissa Marie, Luigi Ross, Michael Angelo, Ann Marie and Steven 
James. She was predeceased by her father, Michelangelo Ferraro 
and her two sisters, Virginia and Antoinette Ferraro. She also 
had many cousins and nieces and nephews across New York, 
Virginia, Nevada, Canada, and Italy.
Ann Marie was born in Corning, NY on May 13, 1947. She was a 
graduate of St. Mary’s Catholic School, Corning East High 
School, Corning Community College and Elmira College, 
ultimately receiving her Master’s Degree in Adult Education in 
1981. Ann Marie worked as the Religious Education Coordinator 
at St. Mary’s Parish, Family Services Society in Corning, and 
a 15 year career as a faculty member at CCC in the Human 
Services Division.
Ann Marie was a dedicated mother and teacher. For her work in 
the classroom, she was awarded the 1995 Board of Trustees 
Excellence in Teaching Award at CCC. In 1999, she was named 
Woman of distinction by NY State Senator, Randy Kuhl, she 
received the Chancellor’s Award, the State University of New 
York for her excellence in teaching. In 2000, she was the 
recipient of the Child Abuse Prevention Award, given by the 
Steuben County Task Force for her efforts in the Prevention of 
Child Abuse.
Friends may call at Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., 
Corning, NY 14830 on Thursday, April 25th from 5-9 pm. A Mass 
of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Church in 
Corning, on Friday, April 26, 2002 at 9:30 am. Committal 
Prayers and Interment will be held in the Family Plot at St. 
Mary’s Cemetery in Corning.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be given to 
a scholarship fund at CCC in the Human Services field of 
studies. The student will be chosen based on criteria that was 
important to Ann Marie. CCC Development Fund, Ann Marie Rossi 
Scholarship Fund, 1 Academic Drive, Spencer Hill Road, 
Corning, NY 14830.

 Genevieve M.  Rotsell
CORNING | Genevieve Mildred Rotsell, age 74, of Park Avenue, 
Corning, NY, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at the 
Corning Hospital.
Genevieve was born in West Orange, NJ, June 29, 1927, the 
daughter of Francis J. and Gertrude O’Shaughnessy Fehn. She 
became the wife of James W. Rotsell, Sr., November 8, 1952 in 
St. Patrick’s Church. She was a graduate of St. Patrick’s 
School, CFA and the Corning Business School. Genevieve worked 
for the Ryan Loan Co. of Corning before becoming a full time 
mother and homemaker. She was a communicant of All Saints 
Parish - St. Patrick’s Church and was a member of the Soaring 
Polka Club.
Surviving Genevieve is her husband of 49 years, James W. 
Rotsell, Sr. of Corning; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael 
and Linda Rotsell of Painted Post; grandchildren, Lindsay and 
Erin Rotsell both of Painted Post.
Predeceasing Genevieve were a son James W. Rotsell, Jr. 
December 25, 2001, a daughter Nancy Rotsell September 14, 
1986, and a sister Anne Amundson.
Friends are invited to call at Beilby Funeral Home, 139 Walnut 
Street, Friday, February 15, 2002 from 7-9 PM. A Prayer 
Service will be held Saturday 9:00 AM, followed by a Mass of 
Christian Burial 9:30 AM at St. Mary’s Church. Interment will 
be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning, NY.

 Evelyn M.  Rounsville
HORSEHEADS | Evelyn M. Rounsville age 59, of 16 Valley Avenue, 
Horseheads passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at the Arnot 
Ogden Medical Center. 
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Frederick L. 
Rounsville; a daughter, Barbara Carolson; a son and 
daughter-in-law, Edwin and Robin Rounsville; five 
grandchildren: Nichole, Typhanie, Seth, Hannah Rounsville and 
Britany Carolson; a brother, Edwin Jay of Forest City, PA; 
sisters, Ella Rupocinski of Las Vegas, NV, Lucy McGreal of 
Titusville, FL, Lois and Dominic Allegrino of Binghamton; a 
brother-in-law, Ken Austin and many nieces and nephews.
Evelyn was predeceased by her parents, Edwin and Geneieve Jay 
and sister, Helen Austin.
Her hobbies were collecting recipes, crafting and playing with 
her grandchildren. Evelyn was an active member of the Calvary 
Baptist Church in Gibson where she taught Sunday School for 30 
years. She was a volunteer at the Horseheads Christian School 
for 28 years and cleaned for the elderly at Villa Serene for 
15 years. She was a loving and wonderful mother and wife and 
an asset to her family and friends. She will be greatly 
Family and friends are invited to call Friday, May 24, 2002 
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral 
Home. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Saturday, May 25, 
2002 at Calvary Baptist Church, Gibson, NY with Rev. Jefferey 
Becker officiating. A meal will follow provided by the ladies 
of the church and interment will follow lunch at Forest Lawn 
Memorial Park.

 Ernest  Rouse 
RATTSBURGH, NY | Ernest Rouse, age 53, of #16 Main Street, 
Prattsburgh, NY, formerly of Wellsboro, PA, died Friday, May 
31, 2002 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. He was 
born September 15, 1948 in Blossburg, PA the son of Clyde & 
Nina Tubbs Rouse. He was currently employed by the town of 
He is survived by his brothers: Raymond Rouse of Melbourne, 
FL, Leland Rouse of Little Marsh, PA, Vernon Rouse, of Little 
Marsh, PA, Clyde E. Rouse of Little Marsh, PA and James Rouse 
of Wellsboro, PA; sisters: Patty L. Rouse of Wellsboro, PA, 
Thelma Wollmann of Mansfield, PA, Ruth A. Preble of Tenn. and 
Lorraine Stermer of Tioga, PA and several nieces, nephews and 
A Memorial Service will be conducted Thursday at 10:30 AM at 
the Prattsburgh Baptist Church, Prattsburgh, NY. Committal 
will be at the convenience of the family at Highland Cemetery, 
Elkland, PA. Arrangements by Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA.

 Sharon L. Ryall 
PAINTED POST | Sharon L. Ryall, age 46 of Painted Post, passed 
away on Thursday, March 28, 2002 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center 
in Elmira.
Sharon was born July 11, 1955 in Corning, NY the daughter of 
Geroge E. and Doris L. Tongue Cosier. Sharon worked as a clerk 
at the Walmart Store in Consumer Square and as a receptionist 
with H & R Block in Corning. She was a member of the West 
Caton Baptist Church and the Home Bureau, a former softball 
coach for the Erwin Valley Cinderella and enjoyed camping and 
shopping in the Lancaster area.
Surviving are her daughters; Stacey Phelan of Campbell, Tammy 
(Tim) Pope of Fayetteville, NC, significant other, Robert 
Randolph; father, George Cosier; brother, Wayne (Cathy) Cosier 
of Painted Post; grandchildren, Liam Phelan, Karinne and 
Kaitlynn Pope.
Sharon was predeceased by her mother, Doris Cosier in May of 
Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral 
Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning on Saturday, March 30 from 
2-4 and 6-8 pm. A Funeral Service will follow (8 pm) with the 
Rev. Lonny Dewalt officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post at a later 
date. Those wishing may direct memorials in Sharon’s name to 
the American Cancer Society, 31 Adams Ave., Endicott, NY 

 Robert G.  Sagardi
ADDISON | Robert G. Sagardi, 61, of 6161 State Route 417, 
Addison, NY, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2002 at home 
after a long illness.
 Born in Dover, New Jersey, November 23, 1940, he was the son 
of Gabriel & Irene Harsanyi Sagardi.
He was a graduate of Dover High School and was a veteran of 
the United States Navy.
An avid fisherman, he was a member of the Crystal City Bass 
Club. He was, also, a member of Post 846 American Legion of 
For many years Bob was a dairy farmer and more recently was 
the proprietor of W & W Grocery.
He married Gaye J. Dempsey on December 7, 1972. She survives.
Also surviving are his son, John Loehnert of Rochester, NY; 
his mother, Irene Cooke of Fort Myers, FL; his brother, 
William Cooke of Clifton, NJ and his sister, Lorrie Anicito, 
also of Clifton, NJ.
Friends may call Sunday, March 31st, 2-4 & 7-9 pm, at the H.P. 
Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY, 
where funeral services will be conducted Monday, April 1st at 
11:00 am. Rev. Brian Diffenbacher will officiate. Burial will 
be in Woodhull Cemetery.

 Maud R.  Salyerds 
CORNING | Maud R. Salyerds, age 88, of Bath, passed away on 
Saturday, February 23, 2002 at Corning Hospital. She was born 
on March 21, 1913 in Wheeler, New York the daughter of Willard 
and Daisy Mann Bates. She was married to Clare Salyerds. He 
predeceased her in February of 1969.
Maud was a member of Bath Baptist Church and worked for 
Hopkins Dairy in Bath. She was a loving wife, mother, 
grandmother and great grandmother and she enjoyed gardening.
She is survived by her sons: Edward Salyerds of Bath, Charles 
(Mary) Salyerds of Elmira and Allan (Linda) Salyerds of 
Painted Post; grandchildren: Brian Salyerds of Elmira and 
Brandon Salyerds of Painted Post; two great grandchildren, 
sister: Elinor Edwards of Bath; special nieces: Betty Brown, 
Sandra Menke and Elizabeth Van Geldert, along with several 
other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers 
and sisters: Healy and Francis Bates, Lorene Fairbanks, 
Delores Striker and Howard, Arthur, Spencer and Marjorie 
It was Maud’s wish that there be no calling hours. A private 
funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. 
Burial will take place at Nondaga Cemetery in Bath.
Arrangements by Carpenter’s Funeral Home.

 Deborah J. Samelson
LMIRA, NY | Deborah J. Samelson, age 49, of Elmira, New York, 
formerly of York, PA died Thursday evening at Johns Hopkins 
University Hospital, Baltimore, MD.
Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 10:00AM Wednesday at 
Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church 231 South Beaver Street, York, 
PA. Celebrant for the Mass will be the Pastor of the Church, 
Rev. C. Anthony Miller. Visitation will be 7-9:00PM Tuesday at 
Baumeister, Orcutt & Small Mortuaries, Inc., South Queen at 
Jackson Street, York, PA and 9-10:00AM Wednesday at the 
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Brain Tumor 
Foundation, 414 13th Street, Suite 700, Oakland, CA 94612; or 
to a children’s charity of your choice.

 John C. Sando 
RUSHVILLE, NY | John C. Sando, 47 years of 8 Gorham Street, 
died Thursday, March 7, 2002 at Strong Memorial Hospital 
following a brief illness.
John was born the son of John D. & Ruth Helen Thomas Sando on 
September 29, 1954 in Corning, NY.
He is survived by father, John D. Sando of Painted Post, NY; 
sisters, Cheryl (Rodney) Stanton of Penn Yan, NY & Cathy Lynn 
Sando of Oswego, NY; brothers, Chief Master Sergeant David 
(Josephine) Sando of Almogordo, NM and Christopher J. Sando of 
Corning, NY; aunt, Rose Baggott of Endicott, NY; uncle & aunt, 
Lewis & Olive Thomas of Elkland, PA, several nieces, nephews 
and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother, Ruth Helen 
Thomas Sando.
Friends may call at Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., 
Corning, NY, Monday, March 11, 2002 from 5-7 pm. A Prayer 
Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 12, 
at 9:00 am followed at 9:30 by a Mass of Christian Burial at 
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Painted Post, NY.

 Francis William  Saunders
BRADFORD, PA | Francis William Saunders, Life Member, 1st. 
Assist. Chief, Big Flats Fire Dept., age 64 of Bradford, PA 
and formerly of Seneca Dr., Big Flats, NY, died after a brief 
illness Sunday, Mar. 24, 2002 at home within the surrounds of 
his family. Fran was born Apr. 27, 1937 in Kirkland, NY, the 
son to the late William H. and Gertrude (Coyne) Saunders.
Surviving are his wife of over 44 years, Janet (Dimmick) 
Saunders also in Bradford, PA; son, Stephen “Skip” (Sally) 
Saunders of Seagrove, NC; daughter, Sharyl (Rodney) Marshall 
of Elmira Heights, NY; grandchildren, Stephen Jr. (Kristy) 
Saunders, Stephanie Saunders all of NC, Douglas Page of 
Elmira, NY, Jeffery Erickson of NC, Gregory and Jennifer 
Erickson, both of Elmira Heights, NY; great grandsons, Tyler 
and Alex Saunders; numerous step grandchildren and step great 
grandchildren; sister, Patricia (Roger) Ferguson of Utica, NY; 
brother, John (Nancy) Saunders of Stittville, NY; 
sister-in-law, Deanne (Jim) Wilkinson of Norwich, NY and 
numerous nieces, nephews and several close friends including 
Jean and Dave Winner and Fuzz Frost.
Also predeceasing Fran was his daughter-in-law, Breesport 
firefighter, Patricia Hess Saunders.
A very active firefighter, Fran’s volunteer career began in 
the Clark Mills Fire Dept. and continued in Big Flats in 1961. 
While in Big Flats, he was a life member and held several 
chairs there including Lieutenant, Captain, and 1st Assist. 
Fire Chief. He was also the recipient of the Firefighter of 
the Year award in 1987.
He was employed as a Supervisor of Production with various 
Corrugated Container companies including Corning Packaging and 
Georgia Pacific in Bradford, PA.
Fran’s hobbies included hunting, the general love of the 
outdoors and various woodworking projects.
Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 
So. Main St., Horseheads on Wed., March 27, 2002 from 2-4:00 
and 7-9:00 p.m. His funeral service will take place there at 
the funeral home on Thurs., Mar. 28, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. with 
the Rev. Vincent Cooper officiating. Interment will follow in 
Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.
Those wishing to express their sympathy may do so with 
memorials to the Big Flats Fire Dept., PO Box 28, Big Flats, 
NY 14814.

 Frances B.  Schoch
THACA | Frances B. Schoch, 96, passed away April 25, 2002 at 
Oak Hill Manor Nursing Home in Ithaca, NY.
She was the daughter of Marcus and Adela McDermott Barrett. 
She was born in Pleasant Valley, attended school in 
Hammondsport, NY and was a Registered Nurse. She married 
Herbert Schoch and resided in Bath, NY and was a member of the 
First Presbyterian Church of Bath. She was predeceased by her 
husband in 1961, her son James and one granddaughter, Laurel 
After living in Bath for many years, she traveled to Florida 
with Bill and Roberta for several winters, and moved to Ithaca 
in 1993. She delighted in seeing her great-grandchildren, and 
loved them much.
Frances is survived by a son, William (Roberta) Schoch of 
Slaterville Springs, NY and three granddaughters, Karen (Jose) 
Gonzalez of Orlando, FL, Linda (Russ) Crispell of Slaterville 
Springs, NY and Brenda Schoch of Arizona, ten 
great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her family has been greatly impressed in the way she held up 
to age and illness. She was a strong-willed lady, and we loved 
her for it. We will miss her very much.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, May 2nd, 2002 from 1:00 
to 2:00 pm at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath where 
Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion 
of calling hours at 2:00 pm. The Rev. Anne Waasdorp 
officiating. Private Burial will be held in Nondaga Cemetery 
in Bath.

 Margaret E.  Schultz
HAMMONDSPORT, NY | Margaret E. Schultz age 95, a resident of 
the Taylor Health Center of East Lake Road in Hammondsport, NY 
and formerly of Park Road in Pine City, NY, passed away 
peacefully on Monday, May 13, 2002 at Ira Davenport Hospital 
following a brief illness. 
Margaret was born on February 28, 1907 in Mason, Ohio the 
daughter of Ezra and Margaret Siegel Thompson. She was 
predeceased by her husband, Willam B. Schultz in 1980; three 
sisters and two brothers.
Margaret is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Jean (John) 
Schultz Crane of Bath, NY; grandchildren, Jeffrey B. Crane of 
Alexandria, VA, Kristine E. (Kenneth E. Jr.) Crane Gilbert of 
Bath, NY and great grandsons, Kenner and Colin Gilbert of 
Bath, NY.
At Margaret’s request, there will be no calling hours or 
services. Interment will take place in the Forest Lawn 
Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made, in Margaret’s name, to the 
Keuka Healthcare Foundation, c/o Ira Davenport Memorial 
Hospital, 7571 Route 54, Bath, NY 14810. Arrangements are 
under the care of the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 
Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. Anyone wishing may light 
a “Candle of Remembrance” at www.olthof.com. The family wishes 
to extend a special thank you to Dr. Kundlas and the staff at 
the Taylor Health Center and Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital.

 Gerald J. “Bucky”  Schusler
BATH, NY | Gerald J. “Bucky” Schusler age 84, of Burton 
Street, Bath, NY died Saturday, May 4, 2002 at St. Josephs 
Hospital in Elmira, NY. Bucky was born March 23, 1918 in 
Elmira, NY to the late Joseph A. and Minnie (Kakritz) 
Schusler. After graduation from Elmira Free Academy in 1935, 
he attended Alfred School of Agriculture for two years in 
preparation for a life as a farmer. However, in 1939 he passed 
the examination for the New York State Police and after 
trooper school, he was sworn in on July 1, 1940.
Following the attack on Pearl Harbor he enlisted in the Army 
as a volunteer and asked to fly. He was selected for pilot 
training, earned his wings and was commissioned a Lieutenant 
in the United States Army Air Force. Promoted to Captain, 
Bucky finished the war as a Squadron Leader, piloting a B-24 
in the 376th Heavy Bombardment Group of the 15th Air Force 
based in Italy. Completing 28 combat missions, he was awarded 
the Distinguished Flying Cross and two Purple Hearts.
On his return to New York, he resumed his career in the State 
Police retiring as a Captain in the BCI in December 1965. One 
notable achievement was his arrest of mobster Meyer Lansky in 
Saratoga Springs, NY. He subsequently worked for the Lane Pipe 
Company and was a star route mailman in the Bath area for 
seven years. He and his late wife Ginny lived 32 years in 
Kanona, NY before moving to Bath. They were both active 
members of the Kanona Methodist Church. Bucky was also a life 
member of the Ivy Lodge No. 397 F & AM in Elmira Heights, NY, 
a 33 year member of B.P.O.E. in Bath Lodge 1547 and Chaplain 
of the Association of Former NYS Troopers, Baron-Steuben 
Bucky was predeceased by his parents, his wife of 54 years, 
Genevieve Rouse Schusler; brothers, Edward and Raymond and 
sisters; Florence Schusler, Helen Baldwin and his twin 
Geraldine Platou. He is survived by his sisters; Marion 
Justic, Alice Keough and Eileen Halm all of Elmira, NY and 
Dorothy Schusler of Ithaca, NY; sister-in-law Trudie Schusler 
of Sayre, PA and brother-in-law, Roger (Elizabeth) Rouse of 
Wallace, NY and several nieces and nephews. 
Friends may call on Wednesday, May 8th from 1:00-3:00 PM at 
Fagan’s Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St., Bath. The funeral 
service will follow at 3:00 PM at the Funeral Home with 
Interim Pastor Marilyn Wood officiating. Burial will be in 
Nondaga Cemetery, Bath. Memorial donations, in Bucky’s name, 
may be made to the Kanona Methodist Church, Kanona, NY 14856 
and the Volunteer Ambulance Corps of Bath, 110 East Steuben 
Street, Bath, NY 14810. 

 Charles J. Schwartz Jr. 
PAINTED POST | Charles J. Schwartz Jr. “Chip”, age 53, of 
Painted Post died suddenly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center 
on Thursday, March 21st, 2002. Chip was born on January 2nd, 
1949 the son of the late Charles J. Schwartz and Marjorie Carr 
Chip is survived by his wife, Marylou Schwartz of Painted 
Post; his daughter, Carey (Christopher) Hall of Lexington, SC; 
granddaughter, Jenna Layne Hall; his mother, Marjorie 
Schwartz; mother-in-law, Marian Bosket; brothers, Tom 
(Karleen) Schwartz of Corning, John (Helen) Schwartz of 
Horseheads, Michael (Karen) Schwartz of Corning; sisters, 
Ginny (Robert) Phenes of Newark, NY, Ann Jones of Bradford, 
NY, Jeannette (Davis) Cameron of Fayetteville, NC, Pat 
Reynolds of Corning, Michelle (James) Freeze of Punxsutawney, 
PA; brothers-in-law, Charlie (Teresa) Bosket of Corning, David 
Bosket of Painted Post; sister-in-law, Debbie (Danny) Keller 
of Coopers Plains; also many nieces and nephews.
Chip was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Church, a board 
member and inductee in the Corning Painted Post Sports Hall of 
Fame as a wrestler. Chip was also a member of the Corning Elks 
Lodge #1071. Chip was an avid golfer, bowler and he loved 
Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral 
Home, 14 E. Pulteney Street, Corning, NY on Monday, March 25th 
from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A prayer service will be held at the 
Funeral Home at 9:00 AM Tuesday with a Mass of Christian 
Burial following at St. Vincent de Paul Church at 9:30 AM with 
burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, 
donations may be made in Chip’s name to the charity of one’s 

 Hazel A. Scott 
Hazel A. scott
Hazel A. (Horton) Scott, age 92, of RD#3, Corning, died 
Saturday, February 16, 2002 at The Waters of Three Rivers, 
Painted Post. Mrs. Scott was born August 28, 1909 at South 
Bradford, NY, the daughter of the late Ernest and Carrie 
(Darling) Horton. She was the wife of Hiram P. Scott who 
predeceased her in 1971. Hazel was a former member of the 
First United Methodist Church in Corning.
She is survived by three daughters: Gertrude (John) Sherwood 
and Dorothy Cleveland of Coopers Plains, and Louise Scott of 
Painted Post; four sons: Arthur (Sharon) Scott of Addison; 
Myron (Delores) Scott, Paul (Marian) Scott, and Jack Scott all 
of Corning; 32 grandchildren, 76 great grandchildren, 19 great 
great grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren and 4 step great 
grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by three daughters: Norma B. White (1992), 
Lillian G. Hamilton (2001), and Shirley M. Burdick (1998); two 
granddaughters: Brenda J. (1975) and Cindy L. (1964) Scott, 
and great grandson, Jason C. Taylor (1987).
Family and friends are invited to call today from 2-4 and 7-9 
p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., 
Corning, where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. 
with the Rev. Sharon L. Battist officiating.
Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery. Memorials may be 
made to the charity of one’s choice.

 Gibson R.  Seager
HORNELL | Gibson R. Seager, 76, of 133 East Elm Street, 
formerly of Bath, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 
He was born September 21, 1925 in Buffalo, NY to Charles W. 
and Mary Gibson Seager. He graduated from Haverling High 
School in 1943 where he had all-county honors in three sports 
including football, basketball and track. His mainstay was 
running the 100 yard and 220 yard dashes. He represented the 
school in the Rochester sectionals three consecutive years. 
Gibson served in the US Marines for two years and in the US 
Navy as a Pharmacist’s mate for one year before receiving an 
honorable discharge. 
In 1945 he married Betty Jean Hotchkiss and they had two 
children, Susan and Carol. Gibson was a building contractor 
and was considered a man who put muscle into Bath’s home 
building development. He was also associated with his 
father-in-law, Ralph Hotchkiss, a building promoter, and the 
two had designed a motel they planned to construct in Florida 
but the death of Ralph stopped the venture. He later married 
Joyce Watkins who predeceased him in 1994. Gibson was a member 
of the National Home Builders Association, the First 
Presbyterian Church and the Charles E. Wescott American 
Legion, Bath, NY.
Gibson is survived by three daughters, Susan (James) Harrick 
of Hornell, NY, Carol Seager and Deb Cleveland of Hornell, NY 
and Kimberly Rose of Texas; one step-daughter, Joyann (Donald) 
Larivee of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; one step-son, Kurt (Erma) 
Watkins of Zephyrhills, FL and five grandchildren, Stephen 
(Lisa) Harrick, Julie (David) Mooney, Tom (Amy) Fisher, Dyland 
Rose and Lynn Larivee, and two great-grandchildren, Katherine 
and Michael Harrick and his companion, Margaret Rawleigh of 
Dansville, NY.
Gibson will be greatly missed, especially his great sense of 
There will be no visitation. A Memorial Service will be held 
in August at the convenience of the family in Grove Cemetery, 
Bath, NY.
Donations may be made to Haverling High School, designated for 
Track in Gibson’s name.
Arrangements handled by Seager Jones Funeral Home.

 Ronnie F. Sellers 
BATH | Ronnie F. Sellers, 72, of 7843 Redmond Gully Road, 
passed away Thursday, March 28, 2002, at home.
He was born June 26, 1929 in Chatom, Alabama to Roman F. and 
Mary Ethel Helton Sellers.
He retired from the IBEW Local #98 in Philadelphia, PA as a 
general electrician. He served in the US Navy from 1946 to 
1952 aboard the USS Valley Forge CV45. On May 25, 1948 Ronnie 
married Marie A. Fandler in Philadelphia, PA. Ronnie was a 
member of the Steuben County Honey Bee Keepers Association, 
the Scottish Rite Free Masonry 32 Degree Valley of Kennewick 
Orient of Washington, and a life member of the M.W. Grand 
Lodge of F and AM of Washington Pasco #173 Pasco Washington.
Ronnie is survived by his wife, Marie A. Fandler Sellers; his 
four children, Ronnie D. Sellers of Wyoming, Donna (Edward) 
Oropallo of North Carolina, John (Sarah) Sellers of Bradford, 
NY, and Theresa Huslage of New Jersey; twelve grandchildren; 
one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. He was 
predeceased by his brother, Rex; his sister, Jewel; his 
daughter, Patricia A. Brown; and his two grandchildren, Austin 
and Christopher.
A Memorial Mass and celebration of Ronnie’s life will be held 
at a future date at the convenience of the family.

 Ernest J. Shaut
BATH | Ernest J. Shaut, 89, of 6294 Bonny Hill Road, Bath, 
died Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at the Ira Davenport 
Memorial Hospital. Mr. Shaut was born in Bath, October 4, 1912 
the son of the late George and Ademia (Margeson) Shaut. He was 
a dispatcher for the Bath Gas, Electric, and Water Co. Mr. 
Shaut started the Bath Saddle Club. He was a member of the 
North Cameron Grange, and a lifetime member of the Bath 
Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the Bath Volunteer Fire 
Department. He was also a past member of the Odd Fellows.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian Shaut of Bath, NY; 3 
daughters, Barbara (Robert) Vanderhoff of Bath, NY, Roberta 
Thompson of Bath, NY and Beverly (Harold) Risley of Cameron 
Mills, NY; his son, Theodore (Mary) Shaut of Bath, NY; 3 
step-daughters, Deanna Dyer, Joan Muck and Kimberly Bennage, 
all of Bath, NY; 2 stepsons, Gary Muck of Lakeville, NY and 
Carl Muck of Bath, NY; his 3 sisters, Katherine (James) Bailey 
of Hammondsport, NY, Jo (Donald) Robinson and Arlene Butler, 
both of Bath, NY; 9 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and 
nieces and nephews. Ernie was predeceased by his brothers John 
Shaut and Robert Parker, his stepsister Louella Winters and 
his first wife Cleone Shaut in 1975.
Friends may call today, Saturday, February 16th from 1:00-3:00 
PM at Fagan’s Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St., Bath. Funeral 
services will follow at 3:00 PM with Rev. Robert Tuttle 
officiating. Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery, Bath.

 Roger L. Shautt
CAMPBELL, NY | Roger L. Shautt, age 68 of Campbell, NY, passed 
away unexpectedly Monday evening, February 25, 2002, at 
Corning Hospital. Roger was born May 22, 1933 in Buffalo, NY, 
son of John W. and Bernice L. Randolph Shautt. 
He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict as a ship 
radio operator. He married Betty VanGorden August 16, 1968 in 
the First Methodist Church in Corning, NY. He was retired from 
Lamac Unlimited in Hornell, NY after several years in auto 
body repair. In his spare time, Roger enjoyed hunting, fishing 
on Lake Ontario and reading.
Surviving Roger is his wife of 33 years, Betty of Campbell, 
NY; sons and daughter-in-law, Dana and Vickie Shautt of Alaska 
and Lon Shautt of Georgia; four grandchildren, nieces, 
nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and many 
It was Roger’s wishes there be no visitation. The family plans 
a private service in the future. Arragements are with 
Carpenter’s Funeral Homes.

KANONA | Nancy Watkins Sheppard, 40, of 8418 State Route 53, 
Kanona, N.Y., formerly of Knoxville, Pa., died Friday April 12 
2002 at Ira Davenport Hospital, Bath, N.Y.
She was born, Aug. 20, 1961 in Wellsboro, Pa., the daughter of 
Lewis and Retha Perry Watkins. She was employed by Save-A-Lot 
grocery store in Bath. She was a 1979 Graduate of Cowanesque 
Valley High School.
She is survived by a daughter Tanya Bennett (Jeff Konopski) of 
Bath; a son, Joseph Bennett of Osceola, Pa.; a grandson, Owen 
Konopski, Bath; a granddaughter, Chelsea Bennett, Osceola, Pa. 
She is also survived by sister- and brother-in-law: Lela and 
Walter Furher, Osceola, Pa., Annette and Curtis Kio, 
Westfield, Pa., Phyllis and Harold Erb, Knoxville, Pa., Jodi 
and Ronald Love, Little Rock, Ark.
Also surviving are brother -and sister-in-law Lewis and 
Stephanie Watkins Jr., Conway, Ark.; parents Lewis and Retha 
Watkins Sr., Knoxville, Pa., financee, DAvid Ahrens, Kanona, 
N.Y., “best friend”, Deb Haley and several nieces, nephews, 
aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by 
sister, Linda VanZile and nephew, Chris Erb.
Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., 
214 W. Main St., Elkland, Pa. Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and today 
from 1-2 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted 
immediately following the visitation at 2 p.m. with Rev. 
Donald Hurlbert officiating. Burial will be Riverside 
Cemetery, Knoxville, Pa. Memorial donations may be made to 
your local chapter of the American Cancer Society in Nancy’s 

 Julia A.  Sherwood
HORNELL | Julia A. Sherwood, 79, of McAuley Manor at Mercy 
Care Skilled Nursing Facility, formerly of King Hill Road, 
Campbell, died Monday, February 11, 2002 at McAuley Manor.
She was born July 23, 1922, in Painted Post, the daughter of 
the late John Joseph and Anis May (Bond) Gibson. Julia and 
Clifford H. Sherwood were married June 3, 1943 in Oklahoma. 
Clifford predeceased her October 7, 1989.
She dedicated her life to raising her family and taking care 
of her home.
She is survived by her children, Betty Stiles of Cortland, NY, 
Sandra Johnson of Cortland, NY, Stephen Sherwood of Pulteney, 
NY, Barbara Sherwood of Elmira, NY, Ellen Sherwood of Bath, NY 
and Cindy Sherwood of Campbell; two grandsons, Stephen 
Sherwood, Jr., and Thomas Stephens.
Friends are invited to call at the Acly-Stover Funeral Home, 
327 East Second St., Corning on Thursday, February 14, 2002 
from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 
2:00 p.m. Interment will be at Coopers Cemetery, Coopers 
Plains, NY.

 Ambrose S.  Simmons
BATH | Ambrose S. Simmons 83, of 7571 Route 54, Bath died 
Sunday, May 19, 2002 at the Taylor Health Care Center. Mr. 
Simmons was born in Bath, August 13, 1918 the son of the late 
William and Florence (Campbell) Simmons. He was employed by 
the Painted Post Diner. He was a member of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Painted Post and volunteered at the 
Salvation Army in Corning.
He is survived by his niece Mary Soles of Bath and several 
other nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great 
great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; 
sisters, Bertha Travis and Margaret Simmons and brother, Eldon 
Friends may call on Thursday May 23rd from 1:00 -3:00 PM at 
Fagan’s Funeral Home in Bath. Funeral Services will follow at 
3:00 PM with Rev. Stephen Sibson officiating. Burial will be 
in Nondaga Cemetery, Bath.

 Henry Woodrow  Simons 
BINGHAMTON | Henry Woodrow Simons, 85, went to be with the 
Lord, Sunday, March 17, 2002 after a lengthy illness.
He is survived by his loving wife of sixty years, Grace 
Barnard Simons and his devoted children, son Allan and wife, 
Charlotte of Tucson, Arizona; daughter, Doris Strakosch and 
husband, Raymond of Newburgh, New York and daughter, Mary 
Montgomery of Johnson City, New York; granddaughter, Margaret 
Strakosch of Newburgh, New York; brother, Alvin Simons and 
wife, Grace of Tunersville, Georgia; sisters, Clara Babcock 
and Esther Damboise both of Prattsburgh, New York; and many 
nieces and nephews. He was preceded in passing by parents 
Allan G. and Bertha D. Simons; sister, Hilda Hurlburt and 
brother Harold Simons.
Henry was a native of Prattsburgh, New York, Steuben County. 
He graduated from Naples High School and The New York State 
College of Agriculture at Cornell University in 1939. He 
taught vocational agriculture in Hemlock, New York and 
Rushville, New York. He joined the New York State Electric & 
Gas Corporation in 1945 as a farm service representative based 
in Ithaca, New York. He relocated to the Triple Cities in 
1965, in a supervisory capacity for the NYSEG farm service 
staff, and then worked in consumer education until his 
retirement in 1978. He was a member of Ross Memorial 
Presbyterian Church in Binghamton, serving as an elder and 
adult Sunday school teacher. He was an active member of 
Kiwanis International in Ithaca and Binghamton for 56 years, 
serving as Lieutenant Governor. He thoroughly enjoyed 
volunteering for Meals on Wheels in the Triple Cities for more 
than twenty years. Radio and television repair was his hobby 
in retirement.
Friends may call on Wednesday, March 20, at the De Munn 
Funeral Home, 36 Conklin Avenue, Binghamton from four until 
seven O’clock P.M. A funeral service will be held Thursday, 
March 21 at ten thirty O’clock A.M.. at the Ross Memorial 
Presbyterian Church, 6 Morris Street, Binghamton. Interment 
will follow services, at the Rural Cemetery, Prattsburgh, New 
York. In lieu of flowers, the family requests friends wishing 
to make memorial contributions in Henry’s name, to please 
think of the Ross Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6 Morris 
Street, Binghamton, New York 13903 or the Multiple Sclerosis 
Society, 32 W. State Street, Binghamton

 Estelle F.  Sinclaire
JAMESBURG, NJ | Estelle F. Sinclaire of Jamesburg, NJ passed 
away October 22, 2001.
Interment will take place Saturday, May 4th, 11 AM at Hope 
Cemetery Annex, Corning, NY following a graveside service. 

 Fordyce  Slater
BATH | Fordyce Slater, 84 of 7405 County Route 89, went home 
to be with his Lord and Savior on February 3, 2002.
He was born on May 18, 1917, son of the late Charles and Cora 
Slater and husband of the late Natholie Slater.
He is survived by his children: Joyce (Richard) Strait of 
Junction City, Kansas, Susan Gelder of Pulteney, Lawrence 
(Marsha) Slater of Hammondsport and Theresa (Jeffrey) 
Harrington of Baltimore, MD; sister, Norma Wilson of Bath, 
brother, Carl (Rachel) Slater of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 9 
grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Fordyce was a loving father and faithful follower of Christ. 
He was an avid archer, photographer and woodworker. He was an 
Elder at the Greater Grace Fellowship Church in Pulteney. He 
was retired from Mercury Aircraft.
There will be a memorial service at the Pleasant Valley 
Mennonite Church on Wednesday, February 6, 2002 at 2:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Greater Grace 
Fellowship Church, Slater Memorial Fund, 10310 Cross Street, 
Hammon-dsport, NY 14840.
Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport. 

 Jack E. Slayton 
BATH, NY | Jack E. Slayton, 71, of 6583 County Route 11, Bath 
died Thursday, March 21, 2002 at the Bath Veterans 
Administration Medical Center, Bath.
Mr. Slayton was born in Avoca, NY December 24, 1930 the son of 
the late Elwin and Evelyn (Sick) Slayton. He was a Heavy 
Equipment Operator for C.F. Evans in Elmira, NY. Jack was a 
member of the Avoca American Legion and the Operating 
Engineers Union of Syracuse. He was a Korean War Army Veteran.
He is survived by his wife Helen Slayton of Bath, NY; his 
daughter Jacquelyn Slayton of Bath, NY and son John Say of 
Waterloo, NY; 1 grandson; 3 sisters, Joyce Angelo of Wayne, 
NY, Marjorie Fox of Bath, NY and Betty Ann (Rudy) Tabory of 
Ontario, Canada; 2 brothers, George (Laura) Slayton of Penn 
Yan, NY and Gerald (Norine) Slayton of Bath, NY; 4 
stepdaughters, Cherie Gerych of Scottsville, NY, Pamela (Tony) 
Lisefski of Bath, NY, Betty Gerych of Bath, NY and Donna 
Gerych of Bradford, NY; 4 stepsons, Joseph (Debbie) Gerych of 
Bath, NY, Richard (Melissa) Gerych of Bath, NY, David 
(Candace) Gerych of Bath, NY and Thomas Gerych of Honeoye, NY, 
several step grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other 
stepchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter Cathy Say.
Friends may call on Sunday March 24th from 2:00-4:00 and 
6:00-8:00 PM at Fagan’s Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St., 
Bath. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 AM at the Funeral 
Home with Reverend Richard Shatzel officiating. Burial will be 
in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

 Harold H.  Smith
ORMOND BEACH, FLA | Harold H. Smith, 74, formerly of Corning, 
NY and the Mohawk Valley, passed away Saturday, February 9, 
2002 at his residence, 1335 Fleming Avenue, Ormond Beach, 
He was born on July 6, 1927 in St. Johnsville, NY, the son of 
the late Ernest and Harriet (Palmer) Smith. He was educated in 
St. Johnsville and Little Falls Schools.
He was united in marriage to his wife of 52 years, the former 
Grace L. Mosher, on July 28, 1943 in Little Falls, NY. Mrs. 
Smith predeceased him on December 15, 1995, as well as his 
daughter, Janet in 1989, son Robert in 1998 and son Thomas in 
1961; brothers, Ernest Jr. and Ralph also predeceased him.
Mr. Smith was a veteran of World War II, serving with the US 
Navy at Sampson Naval Base from 1944-1945. He was a member of 
the Inghams Mills Baptist Church and the Mohawk Valley Post 
#32, VFW, in Fort Plain, NY.
Mr. Smith took great pride in his driving tractor trailer 
career of over 30 years, as well as, his most recent job as a 
security officer at the Daytona International Speedway in 
Daytona Beach, Fla., retiring in 1999.
He is survived by his four sons; Harold H. Smith Jr. (Doris) 
of Cooksville, MD, Bernard H. Smith (Angela) of Bridgeport, 
NY, Clark D. Smith (Sandy) of Lodi, NY and Patrick H. Smith 
(Tamara) of Beaver Dams, NY; four daughters, Norma (Ray) 
Jennings of Fort Plain, NY, Marion (Howard) Briggs of Ormond 
Beach, Fla., Twila (Kevin) Coon of Beaver Dams, NY and Lisa 
Riff (Robert Burns) of Coopers Plains, NY. Mr. Smith was very 
proud of his 29 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Mr. 
Smith is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2001 
at 10:00am from the Inghams Mills Baptist Church, with Mrs. 
Gertrude Ortlieb, interim pastor officiating. Interment will 
take place in Rural Part Cemetery in the spring.
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on 
Wednesday, February 13, 2002 from 5-8pm at the Chapman-Moser 
Funeral Home, Inc., 42 North Ann Street, Little Falls and to 
attend the funeral services Wednesday morning.
It is the wish of the family that contributions in memory of 
Mr. Smith be considered to the Inghams Mills Baptist Church. 
Envelopes are available at the funeral home for this purpose.
Members of the Mohawk Valley Post #32, V.F.W. will meet at the 
funeral home on Wednesday evening at 7:00pm to conduct their 
services in memory of Mr. Smith.

 Edna M. Smith 
CORNING | Edna M. Smith, age 90 of 378 East Third Street, 
quietly slipped into eternal peace on Sunday, March 24, 2002. 
She had Parkinsons and was recently recovering from a fall. 
Her loving son, David P. Smith and loving daughter-in-law, 
Linda Briggs-Smith were both at her bedside when she passed 
Edna was a long time resident of Endicott, NY. She moved here 
in 1998 to be closer to her family. During her stay here she 
needed 24 hour care. Many wonderful home health care 
professionals provided this for her.
Edna was born in Binghamton, NY on May 8, 1911. She was a 
graduate of Binghamton Central High and also received a 
teaching degree from Cortland Normal School in 1932. As a 
Elementary teacher, she taught in various schools in the 
Binghamton area, but is best remembered as a kindergarten 
teacher at the West Corners school in Endicott, NY.
In 1937, she married John Dayton Smith of Oneida, NY and they 
made their home in Endicott. Mr. Smith was to become a well 
known local attorney, and at one time was the president of the 
Broome County Bar Association. He died unexpectedly in 1970 at 
the age of sixty.
Edna Mains Smith was a member of the Union Presbyterian Church 
for over sixty years. She served on many church committees and 
projects and had served as a church Elder. In the community, 
she was active in the “Harmony Circle”, the Woman’s Club of 
Endicott, NY, and was an original member of the “reach for 
Recovery” program. Edna and her friends were long time 
supporters of the “B.C. Pops” of Binghamton, and the Cider 
Mill playhouse of Endicott. After she retired from teaching, 
for many years, she was a volunteer tourguide at the Roberson 
Center of the Arts in Binghamton. In 1986, she was awarded the 
“Decent Docent” of the year award.
Edna is survived by three children. They are: Susan (Dino) 
Paparella of Hot Springs, Arkansas, David (Linda) Smith of 
Corning, NY and Marilyn (Jerry) Hammond of Charleston, South 
Carolina. A third daughter, Linda Elizabeth Smith passed away 
in 1944 as an infant. Edna is also survived by one grandson, 
Robbie Brundage of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and two 
step-grandchildren: Michael Briggs of Corning, NY and Amy 
Perry of Rochester, NY.
Edna was an only child, but has a younger surviving cousin; 
Doris Dellow of Rochester, NY, that she loved like a sister. 
Friends may call Thursday, March 28, 2002 from 7-9 pm at the 
Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY. A eulogy 
will be presented at 8:45 pm. interment will be held in the 
family plot at the Vestal Hills Cemetery, Vestal, NY.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in her 
name to: The Office for Aging Respite Fund, 3 Pulteney Square, 
Bath, NY 14810. 

 Joyce M.  Smith 
CAMPBELL | Joyce M. Smith, 61, of Meads Creek Road, died 
Saturday, May 25, 2002 at her home with her family by her 
She was born on Jan. 10, 1941 in Pennsylvania, the daughter of 
the late Earl and Reva (Calkins) Speicher. She married Harold 
(Hoppy) W. Smith on September 18,1958 in Big Flats, NY.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Harold W. Smith; 
son, Leslie Smith of Campbell; daughters, Erika Smith and 
Kimberly McPher-son of Campbell, Kelly Smith (Paul) of Erwin 
and Barbra Smith (Dan) of Elmira; a sister, Linda Gates of 
Enterprise, AL; a brother, Larry Speicher of Beaver Dams; 
grandchildren, Shawn McPherson, Rachael McPher-son, Melissa 
McPherson, Tiffany Runyan, Aaron Butler, Colby and Donovan 
Smith and Brooke Smith; several nieces and nephews. She was 
predeceased by her brothers, Myron, Raymond and Donald 
Speicher and a sister, Juanita young.
The family will receive friends at the Acly-Stover Funeral 
Home, 327 East Second St., Corning on Thursday, May 30, 2002 
from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A Memorial service will follow at 
4:00 p.m.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be made to 
Southern Tier Hospice Inc., 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, 
NY 14830. 

 Raymond F. (Smitty) Smith 
CORNING | Raymond F. (Smitty) Smith age 87 (retired Corning 
Firefighter), died Saturday, March 30, 2002 at the Corning 
He was born March 11, 1915 in Yonkers, NY, the son of the late 
Matthew A. and Margaret M. Burke Smith. He was a graduate of 
Gorton High, Yonkers, NY.
Raymond and Rita M. Donohue were married June 28, 1941 at St. 
Rita’s Catholic Church in New York City. They relocated to 
Corning from Yonkers, NY in September of 1947.
He was employed as a Corning Firefighter, retiring in 1980 
with 32 years with the department and had served as past 
president of the Local Firefighter’s Union.
He was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Patrick’s 
Church, life member of the Corning Lodge of Elks #1071, and 
the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree and was a member of the 
South Corning Senior Citizens Group.
Ray was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, 
survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Rita; three 
daughters: Sharon (David) Schilberger of Corning, NY, Diane 
(William) Clements of Rochester, NY and Elaine (Joseph) Wilson 
of Longmont, CO; six grandchildren: David & Steven 
Schilberger, Robert & Tracy Hall and Sara & Kathryn Wilson, 
also several nieces & nephews.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 East First 
St., Corning, NY, Tuesday April 2, 2002 from 4-7 pm. The 
Corning Fire Department will have an Honor Guard during 
visitation and a Memorial Service at 6 pm. Corning Lodge of 
Elks, Lodge of Sorrow Service will be held at 7 pm. A Prayer 
Service will be held at the funeral home Wednesday April 3, 
2002 at 9:00 am. A representation of the Corning Fire 
Department will serve as Pall Bearers and escort Raymond to 
St. Mary’s Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be 
celebrated at 9:30 am. Committal Prayers & Interment will be 
held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning, NY.
The family would appreciate Memorial donations be given in his 
name to the Corning Firefighters Benevolent Assoc., 1 Corning 
Blvd., Corning, NY 14830.

 Edwin Farwell Smith, Jr. 
AUSTIN, TX | Edwin Farwell Smith, Jr. died Wednesday, March 6, 
2002 at his home in Austin TX following a courageous battle 
with cancer. 
Ed was born in Richmond, VA July 8, 1930 to Edwin Farwell 
Smith and Ethel Marguerite Jones Smith. He attended 
Bridgewater College and graduated from the Richmond 
Professional Institute of the College of William and Mary. His 
professional life was spent in various executive positions 
with the Medical Society, both regionally and nationally. 
Ed was a faithful member of his church. His leadership in the 
BSA was a life long interest. He was a member of Rotary and 
was a Civil War re-enactor.
He is survived by his wife, Linda of Austin; former wife and 
mother of his children, Ilene Smith of Harrisonburg, VA; 
children: Karen Crites of Harrisonburg; John Edwin (Mary) 
Smith of Atlanta, GA; James Walter (Linda) Smith of Bear, DE; 
grandchildren, Kenneth Crites, Christopher Smith and Heather 
Smith; stepchildren: Dyanne Bush of Austin and Lori Bush of 
Kyle, TX; stepgrandchild, Tanner Bush. He is also survived by 
an aunt, Kaia Damon of Woodhull; cousins, Edwin E. Symonds of 
Addison, Tom Smith of Canisteo, June LeRay of Bath, Carole 
Dupray of Buffalo, Jeffrey Smith, Jr., Pauline Cilley, Kathryn 
Andrews, Joanne Mason, all of Woodhull.
Services were held Saturday, March 9th at Hyde Park Baptist 
Church in Austin. Interment will be next to his mother in 
Jonesboro Baptist Church Cemetery, Jonesboro, VA on Thursday, 
March 14, 2002 at 2:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The 
Rotary Foundation, Rotary Club of Austin, 104 Academy Drive, 
Austin, TX 78704. Funeral arrangements made by Cook Walden 
Funeral Home of Austin and Parr Funeral Home of Roseland, VA.

 Lillian I.  Sowersby
PAINTED POST, NY | Lillian I. Sowersby, age 90 formerly of 
Village Square Apts., Painted Post, NY, passed away Sunday 
March 3, 2002 at Founders Pavilion in Corning. Lillian was 
born September 2, 1911 in Andover, NY, daughter of Enos and 
Hattie Brown Gavitt.
She became the wife of Alton “Ike” Sowersby in Wellsville, NY 
in 1932. Lillian was owner/operator of the Colonial Beauty and 
Dress Shop that was located on Market St., and later moved to 
Ontario St. in Corning. She attended college in Florida to 
earn a Real Estate Broker License and was retired from Giasson 
Real Estate in Florida. Her memberships in the Corning area 
included the Women of the Moose and the VFW Auxiliary.
Surviving Lillian are her daughters: Suzanne Bloom of Bath and 
Penny (Herb) Kimble of Corning; thirteen grandchildren, 
several great grandchildren, along with several nieces and 
Predeceasing Lillian was her husband Ike in 1980, sons: Alton 
“Rusty” in 1993 and James in 1940 and a daughter, June Houck.
Friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14 E. 
Pulteney St. on Wednesday, March 6 from 1 to 3 PM. The Funeral 
Service will be at the Funeral Home at the conclusion of the 
visitation (3PM). The interment will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, 
Scio, NY.

 Emma E.  Spangenberg 
Emma E. Spangenberg, age 79, of Campbell, NY, went to be with 
the Lord on Saturday, May 25, 2002. Mrs. Spangen-berg was born 
April 27, 1923 at Corning, the daughter of the late Gordon and 
Iva (Greene) Morse of Coopers Plains. She was a wonderful 
person to whomever she came in contact with.
She was a devoted mother who dearly loved her children, 
grandchildren and other children and she raised several foster 
children in addition to her own. 
Emma is survived by six sons: Vernon (Janet) Spangen-berg of 
Gettysburg, PA, John (Kathy) Spangenberg of Campbell, NY, 
Gordon W. (Laurie) Spangenberg of Savona, NY, Nathan (Millie) 
Spangenberg of Painted Post, NY, Phillip Spangenberg of 
Bradford, NY, Lavern Spangenberg of Florida; five daughters: 
Gail Spangenberg of New York, NY, Joan Barteau of New Mexico, 
Kathy (Henry) Taylor of Painted Post, NY, Natalie (Robert) 
Kitchen of Campbell, NY, Sue (Darold) Decamp of Beaver Dams, 
NY; 43 grandchildren: Arlene, Richard, Mark, Mike, Randy, 
Heidi, Lisa, Debbie, Diane, Steve, Michael, Craig S., Brett, 
Christine, Becky, Tania, Tina B., Heather, Sarah, JC, Russell, 
Tina T., Jeremy, Jason, Autumn, Gordy Jr., Lindsey, Olivia, 
Christopher, Bob, Alisa, Eric, Wayne, Willi, Ellie, Vicki, 
Victoria, Dakota, Craig D., Wyatt, PJ, Daniel and Vanessa; 39 
great-grandchildren; brothers: Vernon, Gordon, Stanley, Bob 
and Howard Morse; sisters: Harriet Durante and Margaret King; 
several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her son, Richard Spangenberg.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Phillips 
Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, where the 
funeral will be held Wednesday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. 
Harold Decamp officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery of 
Memorials are suggested to the charity of choice or may go to 
assist the family with medical expenses. Envelopes will be 

 Dayton G.  Stafford
HOMER, NY | Dayton G. Stafford, 86, of Grove St., Homer, NY, 
passed away Sunday, April 21, 2002 at home unexpectedly. He 
was born February 28, 1916 in McGraw, NY, the son of the late 
George & Grace Holden Stafford.
Mr. Stafford was a graduate of the Cortland High School. He 
then went on to serve in the U.S. Navy Seabees, where he 
served in the Pacific Theatre from 1941-1945. He helped build 
runways on several Pacific Islands. After his honorable 
discharge, he was married to Genevieve Rumsey on July 5, 1950 
in Homer, NY. He worked for Ray E. Keeney and Son, then with 
Beers and Warfield Lumber Co., before starting his own 
construction business, Dayton Stafford Building in 1963. He 
continues to work until the mid 1990’s. He was a member of the 
Homer Methodist Church, and in his spare time enjoyed 
traveling and working around his home. 
He is survived by his wife of 51 yrs. Genevieve Stafford of 
Homer; sons George Stafford of Albany, Wayne (Tracy) Stafford 
of Homer; daughter Julie (Duane) Miller of Corning; 6 
grandchildren: Andrew & Jonathon Miller, Dana, Cara, Lana and 
Erin Stafford, several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers Fay and Ray Stafford both 
of Dryden.
A memorial service will be held 1 pm Thursday, April 25, 2002 
at the Homer Methodist Church with Rev. Allan Ferguson 
presiding. The family will greet friends in the fellowship 
hall immediately following the services. Burial will be in the 
Glenwood Cemetery at a later time. Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 
91 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, NY has charge of arrangements.

 Elmira Lidy  Stalbird
CORNING | Elmira Lidy Stalbird, age 95, of Corning, NY died 
Friday, February 8, 2002 at Founders Pavilion in Corning.
 Born in East Plymouth, PA on January 8, 1907, she was the 
daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Bosley Lidy. She was the 
wife of John M. Stalbird who preceded her in death in 1969. 
She loved to crochet and knit afghans, and was committed to 
her family. Elmira had been a Sunday School teacher for over 
30 years, and was a member of St. Johns Primitive Methodist 
Church in Avoca, PA, and attended North Baptist Church in 
Corning. She was preceded in death by two sisters: Ellen 
Wertman and Dorothy Parrins; brothers: Bernard Schultz and 
Joseph Coyne and one son, Donald Stalbird. 
She is survived by three grandsons: David (Valerie) Stalbird 
of Corning, NY, Douglas Stalbird of Corning and Dale (Heather) 
Stalbird of Savona, NY; 7 great grandchildren, many nieces and 
Friends may call on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at the North 
Baptist Church, Sly Avenue, Corning from 10:00 AM until 11:00 
AM where funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM with the 
Reverend Randy Ginnan officiating. Burial will be in the 
Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Wyoming, PA.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. John’s P.M. Church, 
316 Main Street, Avoca, PA 18641.

 Marion  Stedge-Brown
MONSEY, NY | Marion Stedge-Brown of Monsey, New York passed 
peacefully at home on April 21, 2002 in the loving care of her 
She was born the third of eleven chidren to Ida Mae and Floyd 
Austin on April 29, 1920 in Campbell, New York. She is 
predeceased by her eldest brother Robert and her first husband 
Ernest Stedge.
She is survived by her sisters Anna Sherwood and Laura Warn 
and her brothers Harold, Walter, David, Douglas, and Bill of 
Campbell, NY, Warren of Sidney, NY and Floyd of Elmira, NY and 
her sisters-in-law Ellie, Carol, Dorothy, Muffy, Josie and 
Liz. She will be mourned as well by the many members of the 
Stedge and Brown families and by many beloved cousins, nieces 
and nephews.
Her children Ernest and wife Patricia of Pomona, Kay of 
Monsey, and Jeffrey and wife Susan of Clifton Park, NY and 
grandchildren E.J., Jonathan, Katie and Sean and her second 
husband Carlton Brown of Phoenix, AZ will miss her deeply.
Marion’s concern for others led to her training as a nurse and 
her devotion to the well-being of her family and friends was 
her greatest love. She saw the beauty in nature and respected 
the power of words to inspire and heal. She was always ready 
with a smile and a word of encouragement to light the coldest 
winter day with a ray of sunshine. She loved to travel but her 
favorite place was home.
Marion’s family will receive family and friends at Higgins 
Funeral Home in Stony Point, NY on Friday, April 26th from 2-4 
and 7-9 PM. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 
27th at 1 PM at the Central Presbyterian Church in Haverstraw, 
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity 
of one’s choice.

 Julia B.  Stermer
CORNING | Julia Basal Stermer, age 88, formerly of Corning and 
Elmira Heights passwed away at the Corning Hospital on Friday, 
April 12, 2002.
Julia was born on Nov. 9, 1913 in Elmira Heights, the daughter 
of Andrew and Christina Knotko Basal. She Married Irvin 
Stermer on Aug. 28, 1938 in Caton, Pa. He predeceased her in 
Surving Julia are her children, Bonnie (Wade) Jarrett of 
Remsen, NY and Paul (Louise) Stermer of Fresno, Ca., six 
grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. 
In addition to her parents and husband, Julia was predeceased 
by her brothers; John, George, William, Paul, Peter, Michael 
and Nicholas, and siters; Anna, Margaret, Mary, Helen and 
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 1 
p.m. at Carpenter’s Funeral Home in COrning with Rev. Wade 
Jarrett officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.

 Ronald G. Stermer
4/18/02NORMAN, OKLA. | Ronald G. Stermer, age 65, passed away 
at the Norman Regional Hospital on April 13, 2002. Graveside 
services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 
Resthaven Cemetery.
He was born April 20, 1936 in Corning, New York to Maynard and 
Beatrice Stermer. He was united in marriage to Patricia Ann 
Stermer on May 7, 1955. She preceded him in death in 1987.
Ron had lived in Norman since 1967 when he came here a glass 
blower and instructor at the University of Oklahoma. He held 
that position until his retirement in 1996. He served a 
five-year apprenticeship at Corning Glass Works, where he 
became a Master Glass Blower, certified by the American 
Scientific Glass Blowers’ Association. Most of his work was 
custom glass work including pumps, vacuum systems and 
distillation equipment. However, he also did custom items 
designed by faculty membes and graduate students and many 
sculptures. The sculpture which earned Ron the most fame is a 
replica of a turn-of-the-century wooden oil derrick with 
moving parts run by a small motor. He constructed the 20-inch 
tal sculpture during a six-month period in 1976. The work has 
appeared on television, was photographed and featured in the 
Sunday Oklahoma Orbit Magazine and has been displayed at the 
Oklahoma Blow-Out Prevention School seminars and the Petroluem 
Club of Oklahoma City. He was awarded an Outstanding 
Achievement Award by the University of Oklahoma for his 
lectures and demonstrations to various oganizations. Prior to 
moving to Norman, he had worked for Tecumseh Products Research 
Lab in Ann Arbor, Michigan; General Electric Company in 
Syracuse, New York, and Motorola, Inc. in Phoenix, Arizona and 
for Corning Glass Works in Corning, New York.
Whether the finished product is a complex piece of scientific 
apparatus, Ron used the same precision, skill and talent to 
work wonders with glass.
He is survived by three children; Rhonda Stermer of Norman, 
Diane O’Neal and her husband Jim of Norman, and Kathy Chandler 
of Dallas, Texas.; by two granddaughters; Lacey O’Neal an 
Katelynn O’Neal; and by three sisters, Sharon Slater and her 
husband John; Linda Adkins and her husband Danny; and Marcia 

 Emerson B.  Stevens
HORNELL | Emerson B. Stevens, 93, of 7 Hakes Ave., died 
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002 at St. James Mercy Hospital.
He was the owner and operator of the former Emerson B. Stevens 
Gift Shop on Main Street for 36 years.
Survivors include a niece, Barbara Vosler of Gettysburg, Pa., 
and a nephew, James Stevens of Wellsville.
Calling hours are 2-3 p.m. Monday at Bishop & Johnson Funeral 
Home Inc., 285 Main St.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 3 p.m. Monday, the Rev. David Kilgore officiating. Burial 
will be in Hope Cemetery.

 Bertha Elizabeth Stevens 
PAINTED POST | Bertha Elizabeth Stevens age 93 of Three Rivers 
Health Care Center, Painted Post, NY, formerly of Lindley, NY, 
passed away Saturday, March 30, 2002 at the center. She was 
born May 29, 1908 in Lindley, NY, the daughter of George and 
Jennie Wright Riffle. She was a member of the East Lindley 
Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law: Maynard and 
Desta Stevens of Lindley, NY and James and Ruth Stevens of 
Lawrenceville, PA; brother, Richard Riffle of Clarkston, 
Washington; sister, Alice Harrison of Painted Post, NY, 5 
grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 1 great great 
Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 
Main St., Elkland, PA Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm where funeral 
services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 am. Rev. James Boris, 
officiating. Burial in Farmington Hill Cemetery, Farmington 
Twp., PA.

 Hazel L. Stewart 
THURSTON | Hazel L. Stewart, 100, of 4080 Smith Rd., passed 
away Saturday, March 30, 2002 at her home.
She was born November 14, 1901 in Cameron, NY to John and Dora 
Tubbs Emerson. She attended Risingville United Methodist 
Hazel is survived by one daughter, Wanda M. (Ralph) Sutton of 
Thurston, NY; four grandchildren: Audrey (Charles) Champlain, 
Nancy Hoyt, Jeff Sutton and Gary Sutton, all of Cameron Mills, 
NY and seven great-grandchildren: Ryan, Emily and Devon Hoyt, 
Kayla Sutton, Amber, Brandon and Shannon Champlain, all of 
Cameron Mills, NY.
She was predeceased by her husband, Allen Burrell Stewart in 
1992, and three brothers, Archie, Milo and Witton Emerson.
Friends may call at Seager-Jones Funeral Home, 4 E. Washington 
St., Bath, NY Tuesday April 2nd from 7:00-9:00 PM. Funeral 
Services will be Wednesday April 3rd at 2:00 PM at the funeral 
Home. Burial will be in Town Line Cemetery.

 Leonard J. Stiles 
CORNING | Leonard J. Stiles, age 70 of Corning, died suddenly 
at the Corning Hospital on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2002. He was 
born April 5th, 1931 the son of Edwin and Alice (Dyke) Stiles.
Leonard is predeceased by his parents, his wife Beverly in 
October of 2000, his two sons Leonard Jr. and Steven Stiles, a 
sister Ester (Gene) Flint and a brother David Stiles.
Leonard is survived by his children: James (Shawna) Prouty Jr. 
of Canisteo, David (Melissa) Stiles of Corning, Michael 
(Carla) Stiles of Corning, Ross Stiles of Florida, Linda 
(Edward) Bates of Corning; his brothers and sisters: Edwin 
(Mickey) Stiles Jr. of Florida, Paul (Donna) Stiles of 
Hornell, Mary (Cone) of Hornell, Dorothy (Grover) Payne of 
Avoca, Betty Evans of Lancaster, PA, Alice (Elwin) Flint of 
Hornell, Lois (James) Brizze of Wellsville, Ira (Patricia) 
Stiles of Lindley and Betty Stiles of Hornell; also surviving 
Leonard are 19 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and many 
nieces and nephews.
Leonard was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving his 
country during the Korean War.
Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral 
Home, 14 E. Pulteney Street, Corning, NY on Friday, April 5th, 
2002 from 2-4 PM with the funeral and committal service 
following calling hours with the Rev. Larry Parker 
officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, NY at 
the convenience of the family.

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