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Harry G.  Stoll
GRAND ISLAND, NY | Harry G. Stoll, age 76, of Grand Island, 
NY, formerly of Corning, NY, died Feb. 1st. 
He was born in Corning. His parents were Willard and Hazel 
Stanton Stoll.
He graduated from Northside High School Class of 1944. After 
serving in the U.S. Navy for 4 years, he graduated from N.Y. 
State University at Cortland with a degree in Recreational 
Education. He was a Recreational Director in several NY and PA 
locations.
He retired from the Town of Tonawanda in 1994. Harry was very 
active in the American Legion, serving twice as the Commander 
of the Milton Brounshidle American Legion Post #205. He hosted 
and guided many trips throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Harry was pre-deceased by his wife, Joan Stoll; brothers: 
Willard (Bud) Stoll and Harold Stoll. He leaves children: 
Brian, Karl and Erica, 4 grandchildren, many nieces and 
nephews, sisters-in-law: Alice Stoll of Painted Post and 
Cecelia Stoll of Tustin, Michigan, and a very “special” 
friend, Faye Padak of Kenmore. 
Funeral services were held at the Lester H. Wedekindt Funeral 
Home in Kenmore on Feb. 8th. The American Legion Post 
conducted the services following visitation.



 Sandra L.  Sutton
CAMERON MILLS | Sandra L. Sutton, 57, of 4308 Cnty. Rte. #24, 
entered into rest unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 
at home.
She was born June 21, 1944 in the Town of Urbana, New York, a 
daughter of Leonard and Alice Cobb Eade. She was married to 
Philip C. Sutton on May 26, 1967 in Campbell, New York.
Sandy was a graduate of the Bath Haverling High School and 
received her licensed practical nursing education at St. James 
School of Nursing in Hornell. She was a L.P.N. at the V.A. 
Medical Center in Bath. She attended the Curtis Bible Baptist 
Church and was a member of the Southern Tier Bluegrass 
Association. She enjoyed crocheting, reading and traveling.
Survived by her husband, Philip; a daughter, Heidi Sutton of 
Cameron Mills; two sons, Philip Sutton, Jr. (Julie Yeoman) of 
Cameron Mills and Jared (Christina) Sutton of Ft. Lewis, 
Washington; her mother, Alice Eade of Bath; six grandchildren, 
Christopher Sutton, Carrissa Vance, Jonathan, Autumn and 
Summer Sutton, Makayla Sutton; a sister, Patricia (Mrs. 
Wallace) Comstock of NM; six brothers, Richard (Joyce) Charles 
of NY, James (Jean) Eade of OH, Robert (Diane) Eade of NY, 
John (Loretta) Eade, Fred (Beverly) Eade and Leonard Eade, all 
of CA; mother-in-law, Doris Sutton; brother-in-law, Randy 
Sutton; sisters-in-law, Rita Caparulo, Joann Alexander, and 
Helen Smith; 21 nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Flint Funeral 
Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison, where funeral services will be 
held Sunday at 2 pm with Rev. Dale Ingraham officiating. 
Interment following cremation will be at the convenience of 
the family.
Memorials may be made to the Curtis Bible Baptist Church 
Expansion Fund.



 Donald C.  Sutton 
CAMERON MILLS | Donald C. Sutton, 75, of 6361 Squirrel Road, 
passed away Sunday, May 26, 2002 at Arnot Ogden Medical 
Center, Elmira, NY. He was born July 23, 1926 in Campbell, NY 
to Clarence and Myrtle Stickler Sutton.
He was retired from Corning Inc. with 40 years of service. He 
served in the Army from 1945 to 1946. Donald was a life time 
member of the Robert N. Austin Campbell American Legion, a 
life time member of the Savona Rod & Gun Club, the Constable 
Association and the Narr’s coffee club. His hobbies were 
singing Country & Western Music and playing guitar.
Donald is survived by nine children: Barbara (Charles) Laursen 
of Penn Yan, NY, Deborah (Theodore) Haley of Bath, NY, 
Patricia (Stanley) Yarka of Bath, NY, Betty Sutton of Texas, 
Linda (Donald) Miller of Howard, NY, Dawn Hoyt of Campbell, 
NY, Wayne (Brenda Barcomb) Sutton of Cameron Mills, NY Roger 
(Beverly Pierson) Sutton of Bath, NY and Susan (Marcus) Steed 
of Atlanta, GA; two brothers, Leonard (Barbara) Sutton of 
Campbell, NY and Ralph (Wanda) Sutton of Cameron Mills, NY; 
two sisters: Margaret (LeRoy) Harris and Pauline Ormsby both 
of Corning, NY; 23 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and 
several nieces and nephews. 
He was predeceased by two sons, Ronald and Doug Sutton and his 
wife of 44 years, Shirley M. Clark Sutton in 2000.
Friends may call at the Seager Funeral Home, Main St., Savona, 
NY, Wednesday, May 29th from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 7:00 to 
9:00pm. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home 
Thursday, May 30th at 11:00 am with the Rev. Sam Stetter, 
officiating. Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery, 
Coopers Plains, NY. Donations may be made to the American 
Diabetes Society or an organization of your choice.



 Anna  Svec
CORNING | Anna Svec, age 81 of Painted Post, passed away on 
Sunday, February 24, 2002 at the Corning Hospital.
Anna was born on June 17, 1920 in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of 
Richard and Kathrine Heinze.
She married Robert J. Svec on April 13, 1941 in Jamaica, NY. 
Anna worked as a homemaker and in the payroll department at 
Ingersoll Rand in Painted Post.
Anna was a loving mother, a past member of the Eastern Star, 
Sally Rands and the Corning-Painted Post Senior Citizens and 
enjoyed reading and crocheting.
Surviving Anna are daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Ann and 
Gary Vogt of Painted Post; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and 
Ann Svec of Port Ewen, NY; grandchildren: Kristine Metcalf, 
Stefanie and Shannon Svec and great grandchild, Delaney 
Metcalf. 
In addition to her parents, Anna was predeceased by her 
husband, Robert Svec and sister, Margaret Kozlik.
A graveside service will be held in April at Fairview Cemetery 
in Painted Post. Those wishing to make memorial donations in 
the name of Anna G. Svec may direct them to the American Lung 
Assn., Finger Lakes Region, Inc., 1595 Elmwood Ave., 
Rochester, NY 14620.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Carpenter’s Funeral Home.



 Anna G. Svec 
GANG MILLS | Anna G. Svec, age 81, formerly of Gang Mills 
passed away on February 24, 2002 at the Corning Hospital.
A graveside Memorial Service will be held at Fairview Cemetery 
in Painted Post on Monday, April 29, 2002 at 11:00 AM with the 
Chaplain Jack Bundy officiating.
A luncheon will follow (12 noon) at the Corning Elks Club, 148 
Walnut St., Corning. Carpenter’s Funeral Home is in charge of 
arrangements.



 Barry (Butch, Louie) Swan
CORNING | Barry (Butch, Louie) Swan, age 52 of Lindley, NY, 
passed away on April 20, 2002. He was employed at Corning 
Incorporated (Fall Brook Plant). He is survived by his wife 
Regina (Jeannie) M. Swan. He was born October 15, 1949 to 
Donald R. Swan and Corinne (Herrick) Swan. He is survived by 
four brothers Richard (Betty) Swan of Corning, NY, Larry 
(Karen) Swan, Roger (Patricia) Swan and Jeffrey (Tina) Swan 
all of Lindley, NY and a sister Candy Swan of Corning, NY; 
mother-in-law, Laura Dibble, sister-in-laws, Laura (Ronnie) 
Jelliff, Ruth (Mike) Neff and brother-in-law, Roderick 
(Theresa) Dibble; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and 
nephews, aunts and uncles.
He was predeceased by his mother in 1998 and great nephew in 
1994.
Calling hours will be at Acly-Stover Funeral Home, 327 East 
Second St., Corning on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 from 2-4 p.m. 
and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home 
on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at 11:00 a.m.
Burial will follow services in Presho Cemetery, Lindley, NY.



 Charles R.  Swan
ADDISON | Charles R. Swan, age 70, of 7441 Old State Road, 
Addison, NY, formerly of 12 Swan Lane, Painted Post, passed 
away Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at home.
 Born in Elmira, NY, February 14, 1932, he was the son of Ralph 
O. & Evelyn S. Junker Swan.
A 1950 graduate of Painted Post High School, he served in the 
U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 and was a past member of the 
Robert N. Austin Post American Legion of Campbell.
An operating engineer, he retired from A.L. Blades & Sons of 
Hornell and later did private contracting.
He is survived by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Ralph A. 
Swan of Addison, NY and Harry E. & Mary Anne Swan of Painted 
Post, NY; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Elaine Hayes of 
Buffalo, NY and Caryl & Sterry Copp of Painted Post, NY; and 
several nieces, nephews & cousins.
Friends may call Tuesday, May 21st, 1-2 pm at the H.P. Smith & 
Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY where 
memorial services will immediately follow visitation at 2:00 
pm. Rev. James Joiner will officiate. Burial will be at the 
convenience of the family.



 Robert A.  Swan
JASPER, NY | Robert A. Swan, 85, of 3981 Highup Road, Jasper, 
New York passed away Monday, March 18, 2002 at St. James Mercy 
Hospital, Hornell, NY.
 Born in Jasper on May 1st, 1916, he was the son of Andrew B. 
and Blanche Drake Swan.
A graduate of Jasper Central School, Bob was an accomplished 
musician and had his own band for many years.
He served several terms on the Jasper Town Board as a 
Councilman. 
He operated a dairy farm in the town of Jasper until his 
retirement in 1969. He then worked as a farm equipment 
salesman and a salesman for Winters Real Estate.
He married Frances M. Strauss on September 20th 1941. She 
preceded him in death November 25, 2000.
He is survived by a daughter & son-in-law, Mary & Robert 
Melnyk of Millerton, PA; three sons, Edward Swan (Sherry 
Ilnicki) of Jasper, sons & daughters-in-law, Gary & Maureen 
Swan of Schoharie, NY and Stanley & Sandra Swan of Andover, 
NY; grandchildren, David (Janet) Swan of San Antonio, TX, 
Melissa Swan and Jessica Swan of Schoharie, Kelly (Pat) 
Gargano of Addison and Sarah Beth Melnyk of Millerton; great 
grandsons, Jonathon & Gabriel Gargano; brother, Arnold Swan of 
Faulkner, NY and several nieces & nephews.
Friends may call Wednesday, March 20th, 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the 
H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street, 
Woodhull, NY where funeral and committal services will be 
conducted Thursday, March 21st at 11:00 am. The Rev. Donald 
Hulbert will officiate.
Burial will be in Jasper Cemetery.
Memorials will be received for the Jasper Ambulance 
Association.



 Sylvia M.  Swarthout
HAMMONDSPORT | Sylvia M. Swarthout of 285 East Lake Rd. passed 
away Thursday, May 23, 2002 at the Taylor Health Center in 
Bath.
Surviving are her husband, Joseph L. Swarthout; son, Peter 
(Judy) Swarthout of Hammondsport; daughter, Elizabeth Tracy 
(Philip) Moss of Doylestown, PA, 5 grandchildren, Andrew & 
Kathleen Swarthout and Sean, Ryan and Erin Moss; uncle and 
aunt, Walter and Eleanor Swarthout.
A private family service will be held Sunday. Friends are 
invited to a memorial service Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m. at 
St. James Episcopal Church in Hammondsport. Rev. Sandra Curtis 
will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. James 
Episcopal Church or the Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital 
Foundation. Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of 
Hammondsport.



 Sylvia M.  Swarthout
HAMMONDSPORT | Sylvia M. Swarthout 82, of 285 East Lake Road, 
passed away at the Taylor Health Center in Bath on May 23, 
2002 after a long illness.
She was a devoted wife, and a loving mother and grandmother. 
She is survived by her husband, Joseph L. Swarthout; her son, 
Peter J. (Judy) Swarthout, her grandchildren, Andrew and 
Kathleen all of Hammondsport; her daughter, E. Tracy (Philip) 
Moss and grandchildren Sean, Ryan and Erin all of Doylestown, 
PA; and her uncle and aunt, Walter and Eleanor Swarthout, 
formerly of Wayne, NY.
Sylvia was born in Scranton, PA on March 11, 1920 to Ambrose 
and Theresa Mulley. She graduated from Scranton Technical High 
School in 1938 and from Syracuse University in 1942, where she 
met her future husband. They were married in Scranton on 
August 9, 1945 while he was still in his Army uniform. World 
War II ended shortly thereafter and they moved to Hammondsport 
where they spent the next 57 years; the first 36 in the 
village and the last 21 at their home on Keuka Lake. They have 
been winter residents of Fort Myers Beach, FL for the last 20 
years.
Prior to the arrival of her children, she served as a 
volunteer at the Bath V.A. Hospital and the Ira Davenport 
Hospital in Bath. She was a Brownie Scout leader in 
Hammondsport and was active in the local Girl Scout movement. 
She was a communicant and former officer of St. James 
Episcopal Church and served on committees of the Episcopal 
Diocese of Rochester. She was a member of the Hammondsport 
Women’s Club for well over 50 years. While at Syracuse 
University, she was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. 
She retained her interest in the sorority as an alumna and 
later became a member of the Fort Myers-Naples Alumnae 
chapter. For years, she attended annual reunions of her 
Syracuse sisters, later replaced with a chain letter. She 
maintained an abiding interest in Syracuse University affairs 
during her husband’s 28 years as a member of the University’s 
Board of Trustees. Sylvia loved to travel and visited many 
countries around the world.
There was a private family funeral and burial service held on 
May 26. All are invited to a Memorial Service on Saturday, 
June 8, at 11 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church in 
Hammondsport. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests 
memorials to St. James Episcopal Church or The Keuka Health 
Care Foundation, Bath, NY. Arrangements are by the LaMarche 
Funeral Home of Hammondsport.



 George W.  Symonds Jr.
WOODHULL, NY | George W. Symonds Jr., 79 of 5251 Jasper 
Street, Woodhull, NY, passed away Tuesday, February 12th 2002 
at Hornell Gardens, Hornell, New York after a long illness.
 Born in South Hemstead, NY, October 22, 1922, he was the son 
of George W. and Mary Smith Symonds.
A graduate of Woodhull High School, he was a member of the 
Woodhull United Methodist Church, a life member and past lst 
assistant chief of the Woodhull Fire Department, a life member 
of Woodhull Memorial Post American Legion, and a 50 year 
member of the Masonic Fraternity.
He served in the United States Navy from August 21st 1943 
through February 6th 1946 in the Pacific Theatre.
A self-employed beef cattle farmer, he retired as Station 
Engineer at the Woodhull Station of Consolidated Gas & Supply 
Co.
He married Norma L. Dennis on April 5th 1947 at Jasper, New 
York. She preceded him in death on July 15th 1983. He is also 
preceded in death by his brother, John Symonds.
He is survived by his daughter, Diane Mattern (Ty Pickett) of 
Woodhull, NY; three sons: John H. Symonds and Gerald G. (Teri) 
Symonds both of Woodhull and Charles E. (Sandy) Symonds of 
Elkland, PA; his brother, Edwin E. (Norine) Symonds of 
Addison, NY; one aunt, Kaia Damon of Woodhull, NY; 11 
grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and several nieces, 
nephews and cousins.
Friends may call Thursday, February 14th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. 
at the H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street, 
Woodhull, NY where funeral services will be conducted on 
Friday at 11 a.m. Rev. Brian Diffenbacher will officiate. 
Burial will be in Woodhull Cemetery.



 Alexander  Telehany
CORNING | Alexander Telehany, 79, of Steuben Street, Corning 
died Thursday, February 7, 2002 at home.
He was born July 24, 1922 in Corning the son of Paul and Helen 
(Czimback) Telehany. Alexander and Jean (Webster) Telehany 
were married August 1950 in Corning.
He was a graduate of CFA and served in the US Army Air Corp. 
during WWII in the European Theater. He retired from Corning 
Inc. as a Machinist. He was a member of the A.F.G.W.U. Local 
1000 and All Saints Parish attending St. Patrick’s Church.
Alexander is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jean Telehany 
of Corning; sons, Paul (Carol) Telehany of Montgomery, AL, 
John (Teresa) Telehany of Campbell and Thomas (Julie) Telehany 
of Painted Post; a brother, Joseph Telehany of Corning; a 
sister, Helen Williams of Baltimore, MD, 9 grandchildren, 
several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Acly-Stover Funeral Home, 327 East 
Second St., Corning on Sunday, February 10, 2002 from 2:00 
p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Mass of 
Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s 
Church on Monday, February 11, 2002. Committal prayers and 
Interment will be held at the family plot at St. Mary’s 
Cemetery, Corning.



 Evangeline L. Thrall
CORNING | Evangeline L. Thrall, age 73 of Rt. 414, Corning, 
NY, passed away February 11, 2002 at Arnot Ogden Hospital in 
Elmira, NY. Evangeline was born May 30, 1928 in Durand, MI, 
daughter of Joseph Raymond and Blanche Smith Coons. Van became 
the wife of Gene Thrall in 1958 in Lawrenceville, PA. Van was 
retired from Schweizer Aircraft Corp after 47 years of 
service. In her spare time she enjoyed craft work, cake 
decorating, camping and spoiling friends and family.
Surviving is her husband of 44 years, Gene Thrall of Corning; 
a son, Raymond Thrall and Karen of Erin, NY; daughters: 
Rebecca (Clyde) Hoffman of Horseheads, NY, Penny (Thomas) 
Nelson of Corning; brothers: Roderick (Anne) Coons of 
Pinckney, MI, Raymond (Judy) Coons of Las Vegas, NV, Robert 
(Joyce) Coons of Brigham City, UT; sister: Eloise (Edward) 
Marzec of Prescott, AZ; sisters-in-law, Kay Coons of Buffalo 
and Carolyn Coons of Horseheads; six grandchildren: Sherry 
Wells of Elmira, Tammy Hoffman of Horseheads, Anlyn Thrall of 
Baltimore, MD, Tory Dann of Port Charlotte, FL, Amy Nelson of 
Corning and Ryan Thrall of Horseheads; four great 
grandchildren, two aunts and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by brothers, Richard and Ralph Coons.
Van’s memberships included the Elmira Moose and the VFW Post 
#524 Women’s Auxiliary. 
Friends are invited to call at Carpenters Funeral Home, 14 E. 
Pulteney St. on Thursday, February 14 from 4 to 8 PM. The 
Funeral and Committal Services will be at the Funeral Home on 
Friday February 15 at 11 AM.



 Donald Jackson Tingley
CORNING | Donald Jackson Tingley, age 79, of Goff Road, 
Corning, passed away early Friday morning, May 31, 2002 at 
home.
Donald was born December 3, 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio the son 
of the late Bruce and Ruth Rosengrant Tingley. He was a 
veteran of the US Army from 1942-1946, serving during WWII. He 
graduated from Glendale High, Glendale, Ohio in 1940 and 
received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the 
University of Cincinnati in 1948. Donald married Priscilla Joy 
Hindley on June 16, 1951 at Diamond Hill Methodist Church in 
Cos Cob, CT. He was retired from Corning Inc. where he had 
worked as a mechanical engineer with 50 years service, and 
most recently worked as a tax preparer with Andrews Tax 
Service in NJ. Donald was a member of the First United 
Methodist Church, the Railroad Historical Society and former 
board member of Corning Public Library.
Don was a loving husband and father and enjoyed railroading 
and model trains and stories of sailing ships in the American 
Revolutionary War. He took his family on many vacations, 
visiting sites throughout the United States. He also traveled 
to over 30 countries around the world.
Surviving is his wife of 50 years, Priscilla Joy; daughters, 
Susan Ellen (Larry Henson) Tingley of Raleigh, NC, Carol Ann 
Tingley of Raleigh, NC and Jane Donna (Paul) Hunter of Austin, 
TX; sons, James Daniel Tingley of Corning and Edward Bruce 
Tingley of San Francisco, CA; brother, Sanford F. Tingley of 
Cleveland, OH; grandchildren, Sarah Joy Scott, Joy Elisa and 
Edward Franklin Tingley, Michelle Dia Hunter; step 
grandchildren, Jasmine Henson, Quin Alden Henson and great 
granddaughter, Pearl Ophelia Moen. 
Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral 
Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning on Monday, June 3, 2002 from 
2-4 PM. Funeral services will be held at the First United 
Methodist Church, 144 Cedar St., Corning on Tuesday, June 4 at 
11:00 AM with Rev. Sung Ho Lee officiating. Burial will follow 
in Hope Cemetery Annex.
Those wishing may direct memorial donations to First United 
Methodist Church, 144 Cedar St., Corning, NY 14830 or American 
Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Rd. North, Rochester, NY 
14609-5896.



 Lewis A. Todd 
CANISTEO | Lewis A. Todd, 79 of 67 Maple Street, died Thursday 
(Feb. 24, 2002) unexpectedly at his home.
 Born in Bethesda Hospital in North Hornell, October 28, 1922, 
a son of Daniel H. and Lena D. Hayes Todd, he had spent his 
early life in Hartsville, residing in Canisteo since 1952. He 
was a graduate of Canisteo Central School, Class of 1942, and 
Practical Bible Training School in Johnson City in 1949, now 
known as Practical Bible College.
He had been employed as a communications clerk at the Steuben 
County Highway Dept. for over 43 years prior to his retirement 
in 1988. He was a member of the Faith Independent Baptist 
Church of Canisteo where he had served as Deacon and Sunday 
School Teacher, and had been active in the ministry of the 
church. He was a past president and current member of the 
Board of Directors of the Hartsville Center Cemetery 
Association. Lewis was predeceased by 2 sisters, Ruth Smith 
and Isabelle Brooks as well as one brother, Carl Todd.
On June 12, 1948 he married the former Marion Wass and 
together celebrated 53 years of marriage last June.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Marion are 2 daughters: 
Marlew (Donald) Dunbar of Canisteo and Joy Fisher of Avoca; 2 
sons: Pastor Daniel (Jan) Todd of Canisteo and Mark (Sue) Todd 
of Penfield; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren 
including: Kari (Ryan) Scott and their daughter Libby, Krista 
(Anthony) Tomaselli, Kelly (Elizabeth) Todd and their children 
Abigail and Daniel, Nicole Todd, Jacklyn Todd, Randi Page, 
Jared Fisher and Jacob Fisher.
The family will be present 2-4 & 7-9 PM Sunday to receive 
friends at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 6 Spruce Street, 
Canisteo where funeral services will be held at 2 PM Monday. 
Rev. Donald Hulbert will officiate. Burial will be in 
Hartsville Center Cemetery.
The family requests the courtesy of no flowers. Please 
consider memorial contributions to Practical Bible College, PO 
Box 601, Bible School Park, NY 13737-9989. Envelopes will be 
available at the funeral home.



 Robert W. Towner
LAWRENCEVILLE, PA | Robert W. Towner, age 59, of Buffards 
Riverside Estates, Lawrenceville, PA died Thursday, April 11, 
2002 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Corning, NY on July 14, 1942 the son of the 
late Ansel and Oma (Warren) Towner. He was employed by Corning 
Inc. as a pipefitter with 39 years of active service. He was 
the husband of Sandra Morgan whom he married on December 2, 
2000 in Lawrenceville. Robert was a graduate of Painted Post 
High in 1960, was a member of the Elks, Eagles, Moose, and the 
Local 1000. Robert was an avid Yankee fan, and loved to fish 
golf, horseback ride, and spending time with family and 
friends.
He is preceded in death by a brother James Keeney in 1995.
He is survived by his wife Sandi; two daughters: Deborah Jones 
and Christine Towner both of Lindley; one son, Scott (Staci) 
Towner of Irvine, CA; a step son, Brian (Lisa) Button of 
Knoxville, PA, 7 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, several 
nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 from 2-4 
and 7-9 PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., 
Corning, where Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 
11:00 AM with Reverend Harry Dow officiating. Burial will be 
in Niles Valley Cemetery. 
Memorial donations may be made, in Robert’s name, to the 
American Cancer Society, 627 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14905.



 Wilma Onnolee Towner 
BATH, NY | Wilma Onnolee Towner, 81, formerly of Avoca, passed 
away Friday April 26, 2002, at Steuben County Health Care 
Facility, Bath, NY.
She was born August 20, 1920 in Cohocton, NY to Homer and 
Florence Scott Wheaton.
She retired from Avoca School as a bus driver.
Wilma is survived by two sons Eldon Towner of Wheeler, NY and 
Bernard Towner of Wallace, NY; two daughters Virginia O. 
Towner of Prattsburg, NY and Patricia A. Havens of Wallace, 
NY; one brother Dalton Wheaton of Bath, NY; fourteen 
grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and several 
nieces and nephews. 
Wilma was predeceased by her husband Rodney Towner in 1995, 
her sister Melva Deats, and her son Jerry Towner.
Friends may call at the Seager-Jones Funeral Home 4 East 
Washington St., Bath, NY Monday April 29th from 7:00 to 
9:00pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home 
Tuesday April 30th at 11:00am with Rev. Phillip Huber, 
officiating. Burial will be in Clearview Cemetery, North 
Cohocton, NY.



 Isabel Robertson van Gelder
RALEIGH, N.C. | Isabel Robertson Van Gelder, 87, passed away 
on February 7, 2002, a resident of Oakleaf Village, Raleigh, 
N.C., formerly of Bath, N.Y., and Parrish, Fla.
Mrs. Van Gelder was born May 2, 1914 to Thomas and Mary 
Herbertson Robertson in Edgewood, Pa. She is predeceased by 
her husband, Clifford Van Gelder, her two brothers, John 
Robertson and Herbert Robertson, and two stepsons, Dr. William 
C. Van Gelder and Dr. Richard F. Van Gelder.
She attended the University of Pittsburgh and graduated from 
Southside Hospital in Pittsburgh as a Registered Nurse. She 
worked at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, the Ira 
Davenport Memorial Hospital in Bath, N.Y., and retired as a 
school nurse-teacher from Avoca Central School, Avoca, N.Y. 
She was a member of the Bath Presbyterian Church for over 60 
years, a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Steuben County Retired 
Teachers Association and the Steuben Historical Society.
Mrs. Van Gelder is survived by her two daughters, Judith Van 
Gelder (Aquiles) Ascen-cios of Houston, Texas, and Gretchen 
Van Gelder (Brian) Casey of Raleigh, N.C.; fourteen 
grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and one 
great-great grandchild.
A prayer service was held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 
Raleigh, N.C., and a celebration of Mrs. Van Gelder’s life 
will be held at the convenience of the family at the First 
Presbyterian Church in Bath, N.Y., this summer. Burial will be 
in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammonds-port, N.Y.
Remembrances may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 
Pulteney Square, Bath, N.Y. 14810, or to the Hospice of Wake 
County, 1300 St. Mary’s St. Raleigh, N.C. 27605. 
Arrangements by Seager-Jones Funeral Home, Bath, N.Y.



 Geraldine A.  VanWinkle
CORNING | Geraldine A. VanWinkle, 95 years, formerly of 
Camptown, PA died Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at Founders 
Pavilion following an extended illness.
She was born September 13, 1906 in Jackson Valley, PA, the 
daughter of the late Frank C. and Linda Mae Potts Anderson. 
She had attended Camptown High School.
Geraldine and Clarence Floyd VanWinkle were married, August 
16, 1924 in Elmira, NY. He predeceased her in 1953.
She was employed at the Eclipse Company of Elmira during WWII 
and later at the Campton Dress Co. of Camptown, PA. She 
retired from the Bendix Corp of South Montrose, PA in 1973 
with 21 years service with the company. Following her 
retirement, she dedicated her time to her children & 
grandchildren and traveling.
Geraldine was a member of the Rushville Presbyterian Church, 
and a member & past officer of the Ladies Auxillary of the 
Northeast Bradford V.F.W. Memorial Post #6824, Chapter #498 
Order of the Eastern Star in LeRaysville and a member of the 
Ernestine Rebekah Lodge # 548 in Rush.
Surviving are her daughter & son-in-law, Linda Patrick and 
Charles Edmister of Corning, NY; son and daughter-in-law, 
Gerald & Ellen VanWinkle of Wilton, NH; daughter-in-law, 
Miriam VanWinkle of Lawton, PA, nine grandchildren and sixteen 
great-grandchildren; also several nieces & nephews.
She was predeceased by son, Floyd Lyndon VanWinkle; two 
sisters, Anna Jones and Clara Jones and by three brothers, 
Leon Anderson, Jesse Anderson and her twin Gerald Anderson.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial Service will be 
held in Rushville, PA at the convenience of the family. 
Interment will be held in the family lot in the Rushville 
Cemetery. Arrangements are being made by Haughey Funeral Home, 
216 E. First St., Corning, NY.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given to 
Founders Pavilion, 205 E. First St., Corning, NY 14830.



 Herman Monroe Vogt 
HAMMONDSPORT | Herman Monroe Vogt 69 of Lake Wales, FL. passed 
away early Saturday morning at the Heart of Florida Regional 
Medical Center in Davenport, FL.
He was born in Hammondsport, NY on February 13, 1933 the son 
of Frederick and Lottie Morse Vogt. He was a veteran of the US 
Navy and a retired machinist. He will be sadly missed by his 
Loved ones.
Surviving are his children, Sheila Buckle of Bath, Michele 
Smith of Lake Wales, FL, Charlene Flanery of Bath, Steven Vogt 
of Bradford, Kevin Vogt of Bath, Jeffrey Vogt of Bath and Mark 
Vogt of Prattsburgh, 21 grandchildren, former wife, Clara 
Campbell of Bath, several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Tuesday, April 2, 2002 from 10 a.m. to Noon 
at the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport where funeral 
services will take place at Noon. Rev. Samuel A. Setter will 
officiate and interment will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, 
Hammondsport.



 Herman Monroe Vogt 
LAKE WALES, FLA. | Mr. Herman M. Vogt, 69, of Lake Wales, 
Florida, died Saturday morning, March 23, 2002, at Heart of 
Florida Regional Medical Center in Davenport, Florida. 
He was born, February 13, 1933 in Hammondsport, New York and 
moved to Lake Wales on year ago from Bath, New York.
He was a retired machinist. He was a member of the American 
Legion in Hammondsport and a U.S. Navy veteran. He was of the 
protestant faith. 
He was survived by three daughters, Sheila Buckle of Bath, NY, 
Michele Smith of Lake Wales, FL. and Charlene Flanery of Bath 
NY; four sons Steven Vogt of Bradford, NY, Kevin Vogt of Bath, 
NY, Jeffery Vogt of Bath NY and Mark Vogt of Prattsburg, NY; 
twenty one grandchildren, his former wife Clara Campbell of 
Bath NY, and cousins Ameilia and Lloyd Edsall of Bath, NY, 
Katherine and Herbert Russell of Bath, NY, Arlene Clark of 
Bath, NY, Bonnie and Laverne Erway of Hammondsport, NY, Thomas 
Russell of Cohocton, NY and Gene, Dale and Clifford Morse of 
Bath, NY.
Services will be private and arrangements are by Johnson 
Funeral Home, Lake Wales.



 Margaret Louise  vonder Recke 
EAST AURORA, NY | Margaret Louise vonder Recke, 81, a woman 
who traveled the world during her life, died Sunday (March 3, 
2002) after a long illness at her residence in the Waters of 
Aurora Park in East Aurora.
The former Margaret Lipinski was born in Corning in 1920 and 
attended parochial schools in Corning. After graduating from 
high school, she joined the U.S. Coast Guard and served in the 
women’s division of the Coast Guard, called the “Spars”.
During World War II, vonder Recke was stationed in places 
including Massachu-setts, Palm Beach, Fla., and Hawaii.
After the war, vonder Recke worked for the Veterans 
Administration in Buffalo, for the U.S. federal government in 
Germany, and for the New York State Department of Labor 
Standards in Rochester. She retired from the labor department.
Survivors include three sons, Eric of Singapore, Hans of 
Tokyo, Japan and Philip of London, England; five 
grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Salvatore of Warren, N.J.; 
several nieces and nephews and close friend, Mary Scianni.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be said on April 2, 
at 9:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 520 
Oakwood Ave., East Aurora. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus 
Cemetery, Cheektowaga. 



 Hildegard Waddell
Hildegard Waddell age 75, of Sarasota, FL, born June 26, 1926 
in Cologne, Germany, the daughter of the late Gerhard and 
Gertrude Arnemann, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 
the home of her daughter in Corning.
She is survived by her husband, Lloyd A. Waddell of Sarasota, 
FL; daughter Julie Kane; grandchildren Michael and Jennifer 
Kane all of Corning; brother Sepp Arnemann of Hamburg, 
Germany. 
Private Service will be held at the convenience of the family. 
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Southern 
Tier Hospice, 11751 Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, in her 
memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Barrett 
Funeral Home, Elmira.



 John Baxter  Wait 
WATKINS GLEN, NY | John Baxter Wait age 79, of Watkins Glen, 
NY died May 29, 2002 at Seneca View S.N.F., Montour Falls, NY.
Private funeral services will be held at the family’s 
convenience.
He is survived by children: Wendy (Craig) Royal of Troutman, 
NC, Christopher (Lisa Edwards) Wait of Watkins Glen and 
Denisse (Kenneth) Toal of Batavia, NY; step-children: Marylou 
Caldwell Thompson of Watkins Glen and Robert Caldwell of 
Watkiins Glen; grandchildren: Liberty (Ken) Green of Troutman, 
NC, Michael Serefine of Mooresville, NC, Nathan Farnsworth of 
the U.S. Navy, Corey Royal of Troutman, NC and Cassandra Wait 
of Watkins Glen, NY; sister-in-law, Katherine Wait of Gowanda, 
NY; 2 nieces and a nephew. 
He was predeceased by his wife, E. Ann Wait in 1993; brother, 
James Wait and parents, Jay and Nellie James Wait.
John was a veteran of WWII, serving in the Air Force; was a 
graduate of RIT University; and an amateur sports car 
enthusiast.
Memorials may be directed to the Watkins Glen Motor Racing 
Research Library, 610 S. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891. 
Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home.



 Grace T.  Wallace
ADDISON | Grace T. Wallace, 67, of 8741 Smith Hill Road, 
Addison died Monday, May 6, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital 
in Sayre, PA. Mrs. Wallace was born in Campbell, NY, September 
2, 1934 the daughter of the late Howard and Trellis (Burley) 
Chapin. She was the former owner of the Flamingo Lounge in 
Bath and Hollow Grocery in Campbell. She was a member of the 
Southern Tier Blue Grass Association.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, James T. Wallace 
of Addison, NY; her daughter, Cheryl (Edward) Newman of 
Campbell, NY; 3 sons, James T. Wallace Jr. of Bath, NY, 
Lawrence Edward (Pam) Wallace of Savona, NY and Jeffrey Howard 
(Lorrie) Wallace of Bath, NY; 7 grandchildren, James T. 
Wallace III, Amanda L. Wallace, Jeffery J. Wallace, Sondra L. 
Newman, William Hilligus, Bradley and Joshua; 6 sisters, 
Dorothy Clark of Corning, NY, Irene Mesler (Charles Harvey) of 
Bath, NY, Pauline (Lloyd) Vasoure of Arkansas, Marion Rosell 
of Wayland, NY, Doris (Thomas) Taylor of Clearwater, FL and 
Phyllis (David) Ferris of Bath, NY; sisters-in-law, Audrey 
Fisk of Florida, Betty Heisey of Lancaster, PA, Grace (John) 
Huss of Lancaster, PA and Mary (Robert) Coble of Willow 
Street, PA; brothers-in-law, Robert (Betty) Wallace, Arthur 
(Jennie) Wallace and Lawrence (Carol) Wallace all of 
Lancaster, PA and Jasper Kennedy of Coatsville, PA; her uncle, 
Gil Quick of Campbell, NY and several nieces and nephews. She 
was predeceased by her parents; brother, Robert Fisk; 
sister-in-law, Marium Kennedy and brothers-in-law, Edward and 
Clarence Wallace.
Friends may call today, May 9, 2002 from 1:00-3:00 and 
6:00-8:00 PM at Fagan’s Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St., 
Bath. Funeral Services will be Friday at 11:00 AM at the 
funeral home with Reverend Robert Tuttle officiating. Burial 
will be in Hope Cemetery, Campbell.



 George W. Washburn 
BATH, NY | George W. Washburn 45 passed away March 12, 2002 
after a long battle with Pancreatic Cancer.
George was born February 22, 1957. George received his 
education in Bath, NY. He was self employed, and worked many 
years at Bath Rug. George loved life, and his family. He was 
the family clown, always the first to lend a helping hand, and 
a true hero in our lives. He enjoyed fishing, 
autobody/mechanics, carpentry, being a skilled, and talented 
man, he was a Jack of all Trades.
George was the proud husband of Cathy Galvan Washburn of Bath. 
They were first married on September 7, 1974, separated for 16 
years, and as true love would have it, they remarried on 
August 16, 1997. He was a loving father to daughters, Mary Jo 
(Randy) Mann of Watertown, Jessica Washburn of Bath, and two 
step-daughters, Alicia and Tia Nowicki of Campbell and a 
devoted grandfather (PA) to his four Grandchildren, Devin, 
Desaray, Destiny Smith of Watertown, and Helaina Hojnoski of 
Bath. In his own words, “I LOVE YOU...WITH ALL MY HEART”. 
George is also survived by his mother, Mary E. Washburn of 
Bath; father, Stewart Washburn of Naples; four brothers, 
Billy, Harold (Laurie) Washburn of Manchester, Rich (Barb) 
Washburn of Penn Yan, Charlie and Joe (Becky) Washburn of 
Bath; four sisters, Cathy Pierce of Bradford, Rose (Corey) 
Rice, Marion (Delos) Bush and Betty Washburn of Bath. Also 
Rodney Hoad of Bradford, a good friend, and brother-in-law to 
be. George is an admired uncle to several nieces and nephew.
Calling hours are being observed Friday, March 15, 2002 from 
1:00 to 3:00 pm and 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Bond-Davis Funeral 
Home of Bath where funeral services will be held at 8:00 pm at 
the conclusion of calling hours, the Reverend Kathy Greene 
officiating. The family will supply all flowers. Those wishing 
may make donations, in George’s memory, c/o Cathy Washburn.



 Adrian Gould  Weaver
WELLSBORO, PA | Adrian Gould Weaver, 81, of One Adrian Lane, 
Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, died at his home Tuesday, 12 
February, 2002 from congestive heart failure. 
He was an engineer for the IBM Corporation for 33 years, 
during which he was Manager of the Glendale and Vestal 
Laboratories, Director of Engineering Standards and retired as 
Director of Product Safety in 1984. Previously he had worked 
at Bell Aircraft in Buffalo, New York and Parsons Aircraft in 
Traverse City, Michigan. 
He was born 12 June 1920 in Corning, New York, the only child 
of Forrest Merrick and Jennie Nellie (Gould) Weaver. Adrian 
graduated from Corning Northside High School in 1938. He 
earned a B.A. at Colgate University in 1943 and a M.S. in 
Industrial Management from the Sloan School at the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1978, Adrian was 
named by President Jimmy Carter to a six-year term as Member 
and Vice Chairman of the United States Metric Board.
He was married for 53 years to Gladys Frick Weaver of Elmira, 
New York. She preceded him in death on 1 December 1995. In 
1988 Adrian and Gladys moved to Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. There 
they were involved in family geneology, St. Paul’s Church and 
the Tioga County Historical Society. Gardening and landscaping 
were two of their passions.
He is survived by three sons: Thomas and wife, Margaret of 
Arlington, Virginia, John and wife, Dana Downie of Fremont, 
California and Robert and wife, Leslie of Los Alamos, New 
Mexico; four grandchildren: Christopher and wife Kathryn, 
Michael, Jennifer and David; and several cousins.
Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 
Wellsboro at 1 P.M., Saturday, 16 February 2002. Burial at the 
Wellsboro Cemetery will follow immediately for family members 
only.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the 
Gladys Frick Weaver Nursing Award, the Mansfield University 
Foundation, Inc., Alumni House, Mansfield, Pennsylvania 16933. 
Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a “Life 
Celebration Home”, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA.



 Herbert S.  Welch 
TARPON SPRINGS, FL | Herbert S. Welch, 89, of IHS Nursing Home 
in Tarpon Springs, FL formerly of Corning died March 20, 2002 
in Tarpon Springs.
He was born October 20, 1912 in Corning the son of Charles and 
Jessie (Gridley) Welch.
He was a graduate of CFA High School and a US Air Force 
veteran serving during W.W.II. He received the Air Medal and 
Distinguished Flying Cross.
Herbert retired from Corning Community College and Corning 
Incorporated.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews; special friends, 
William White and William Clement.
He was predeceased by his parents, sisters, Harriet Welch and 
Beatrice Shilberger, brother, Charles Welch and Raymond Welch.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be 
held at Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, NY on Tuesday, May 28, 2002 
at 11:00a.m. Memorial donations may be made in memory of 
Herbert to the Caton United Methodist Church.
Acly-Stover Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.



 Harry J. Welsh
BRADFORD | Harry J. Welsh, age 82, of Lamoka Lake Rd., 
Bradford, formerly of Dundee & Corning, NY died peacefully 
Friday, March 15, 2002 in the comfort of his home.
Mr. Welsh was born December 21, 1919 in Jersey Shore, 
Pennsylvania, the son of the late John E. and Mabel Bailey 
Welsh. On June 24, 1944 in Williamsport, PA, he married the 
former Marion E. Tormey. They have lived in the area since 
1950; and along the shore of Lamoka Lake since 1962. Mr. Welsh 
was a retired Train Dispatcher having worked for 38 years in 
various locations in NY and Pennsylvania; employed by the NY 
Central, Penn Central and finally Conrail, retiring in 1979.
He was a member of the Weston Presbyterian Church, a former 
member of the Dundee Presbyterian Church, a former member of 
the O.R.T. which stands for Order of Railroad Telegraphers, 
and the American Train Dispatchers Assoc. A.T.D.A. He was a 
life member of the Tyrone Fire Department, and an avid 
sportsman who loved to hunt and fish.
He is loved and will be missed by his wife of 57 years, Marion 
T. Welsh at home; a son, John “Ben” (Darlene) Welsh of 
Middlesex, NY; a daughter, Jean Marie (Don) Kosty of Lamoka 
Lake; 3 sisters, Alpha Ayers of New Milford, PA, Geraldine 
Barker of Shamokin Dam, PA and Elsie Jane Miller of North 
Carolina; 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, several 
nieces and nephews.
Honoring the family wishes, there are no prior calling hours. 
A memorial service will be held Friday (Mar. 22) at 11:00 a.m. 
in the Weston Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jane Winters 
officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family 
in Tyrone Union Cemetery.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the 
Weston Presbyterian Church, 510 Route 23, Wayne, NY 14893; or 
the Tyrone Fire Department, Tyrone, NY 14887.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Baird Funeral 
Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee.



 Harry B.  Werner, M.D.
BATH, NY | Harry B. Werner, M.D. age 88 of Bath, N.Y. died at 
home on Wednesday afternoon April 3, 2002.
There will be no calling hours. Funeral services were held in 
the Chapel at the Bath Veterans Administra-tion, Bath, NY on 
Friday April 5, 2002 at 12:00 noon Rabbi Miriam Biatch of 
Congre-gation B’nai Israel of Elmira officiated. Interment 
followed in the Bath National Cemetery. The family provided 
flowers; those wishing may make memorials to the Southern Tier 
Hospice 185 E. Corning Rd. Corning, N.Y. 14830 or The Bath 
Ambulance Corp 110 E. Steuben St. Bath, NY. 14810 or 
Congregation B'nai Israel P.O. Box 3481 Elmira, N.Y. 14905.
He is survived by his wife Anne (Cohn) of 59 years; daughter 
Ellen of New York City and her 3 children Daniel (Melisa); 
Benjamin and Sarah Hodges (Curtis); son and daughter-in-law 
Dr. David and Susan Werner of State College, PA and their 3 
children Michael (Marla), Deborah and Sharon.
Dr. Werner was born in New York City on July 26, 1913, the son 
of Louis and Sara Werner.
He and Anne Cohn were married in New York City in August of 
1942. A graduate of the University of Vermont in 1937 and 
University of Vermont Medical School in 1941. He was a 
Diplomat of the American College of Surgeons and a Follow of 
the American Board of Urology, a U.S. Army Veteran, an avid 
gardener and golfer. His retirement was spent pursuing his 
hobbies and spending time with his family. Dr. Werner was a 
retired Urologist from the Bath V.A. Center from 1948-1982.
Arrangements by Holly-Keck & Baker, Inc. Funeral home.



 Ruth S.  Westberry 
CORNING, NY | Ruth S. Westberry, age 83, of College Avenue, 
Corning, NY died Friday, May 17, 2002 at her home.
Ruth was born on April 17, 1919 in Clarendon, NY, the daughter 
of Albert and Etta (Snell) Simmons. She was a graduate of 
Holley High School, and the Elim Bible Institute. She married 
John Westberry in Hornell in 1943 and was preceded in death by 
him in 1985.
Her survivors include her three sons; John (MaryJane) 
Westberry, Jr., of Corning, Leonard (Susan) Westberry of 
Colonial Heights, VA, and Albert (Pam) Westberry of Colonial 
Heights, VA, 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, several 
nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 from 1-3 and from 
6-8PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 E. Pulteney, where 
funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling 
hours at 8:00PM with Reverend Vincent Cooper and Reverend John 
Cramer officiating. Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery, 
Painted Post.
Memorial donations may be made in Ruth’s name to a charity of 
ones choice.



 Walter s.  Westberry 
CORNING | Walter S. Westberry, age 33, of Corning passed away 
Sunday, June 2, 2002 at Corning Hospital.
He was born August 11, 1968 in Corning, NY.
Walter is survived by his grandmother, Vera Crane; mother and 
stepfather, Laura and Jack Harter of Corning; father, Leonard 
Westberry of VA; stepsisters, Ruth Hall of Corning, Karen 
(Carmen) Spart of Campbell, Susan (Joe) Longo of Atlanta, GA 
and Tracey (Jeff) Phillips of Charlotte, NC, along with many 
aunts, uncles and cousins.
Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral 
Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning on Friday, June 7, 2002 from 
10AM-12 Noon. Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion 
of calling hours, 12 noon. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery 
Annex, Corning.



 Beatrice L.  Wheaton
N. COHOCTON | Beatrice L. Wheaton, age 85, passed away 
peacefully Sunday, May 12, 2002 at the Hornell Gardens Nursing 
Facility.
Beatrice was born December 15, 1916 in Cohocton, a daughter of 
Clarence & Flora (Harter) Lander. She was a veteran of the 
United States Navy serving during WWII as a Yeoman 3rd Class. 
She married W. Merle Wheaton on June 1, 1947 in Cohocton. He 
predeceased her on March 10, 1995.
She was a member of the Cohocton 1st Presbyterian Church and a 
past board member of the E. J. Cottrell Memorial Library.
She is survived by a sister, Donna J. Wilkins of Hornell; a 
nephew, Terry D. Wilkins of Cohocton; a dear friend, Linda 
Sick of Cohocton and many nieces, nephew, cousins and dear 
friends.
Friends may call 7-9 pm Tuesday at the Walter E. Baird & Sons 
Funeral Home, Wayland, where a funeral service will be held 11 
am Wednesday with Rev. Thomas Montgomery & Rev. Dean Bembower 
officiating. Burial will be in Clearview Cemetery, N. 
Cohocton.
Contributions may be made to the E. J. Cottrell Memorial 
Library, the Cohocton 1st Presbyterian Church or the Cohocton 
Ambulance Corps., in memory of Beatrice L. Wheaton.



 Harold H.  Wheaton
AMERON MILLS | Harold Harvey Wheaton, age 81 of 5002 County 
Route 21, Cameron Mills, New York, passed away Wednesday, 
February 20, 2002 at St. James Mercy Hospital, Hornell, New 
York after a long illness.
 Born in Cameron Township October 21st 1920, Harold was the son 
of Harvey and Ina Gamet Wheaton.
A 1936 graduate of Addison Central School, he married Inez A. 
Brewer, July 3rd 1942. She preceded him in death June 9th 
1995.
A life long farmer, he and his wife operated a dairy farm in 
the town of Cameron until their retirement.
He was a member of the Hedgesville Presbyterian Church and was 
master of Hedgesville Grange #1492 for many years.
He is survived by five sons and daughters-in-law: Steven and 
Christine Wheaton of Jasper, NY, Lynn and Barbara Wheaton and 
Bryan and Luann Wheaton of Cameron Mills, NY, Neil and Nimnoun 
Wheaton of Tampa, Florida and Wilson and Nancy Wheaton of 
Corpus Christi, Texas; two daughters and sons-in-law: Melody 
and Robert Manley of Jasper, NY and Mildred and Michael Haslam 
of Arlington, Texas; sister, Verda Leach of Zephyrhills, FL, 
20 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Friends may call Friday, February 22nd from 7-9 p.m. at the 
H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street, 
Woodhull, New York. Funeral services will be conducted 
Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Hedgesville Presbyterian Church. 
Pastor Donald Peak will officiate. Burial will be in 
Hedgesville Cemetery.
Memorials will be recieved for the Hedgesville Presbyterian 
Church, c/o Ronald McCaig, 5781 Merring Road, Addison, NY 
14801.



 Donald A.  Wheaton 
SAN MATEO, FL | Donald A. Wheaton, 88, formerly of Hornell, 
entered into rest Tuesday (April 2) at his daughter’s home in 
San Mateo, FL following a long illness.
Mr. Wheaton was born Jan. 28, 1914 in Andover, NY to Clinton 
and Susan Halley Wheaton. He married Elizabeth M. Lewis July 
7, 1934 in Wheatfield, NY; she survives. He was predeceased by 
four sisters: Leeta Rogers, Betty Cummings, Mary Crittenden 
and Edythe Greene; one brother, Clayton Wheaton; two 
sons-in-law, Truman Johnson and John S. Cianciosi.
He was a heavy equipment operator for Alfred Atlas Sand & 
Gravel in Alfred Station for 20 years retiring in 1977. After 
retiring, he and his wife moved to Hallandale, FL where he was 
a member of the Christ Independent Methodist Church in 
Palatka, FL where he was known as the “pie man” for all the 
many delicious pies he made for his church.
In addition to his wife Elizabeth, whom he had been married to 
for 67 years, he is survived by a son, Clinton (Jane Ann) 
Wheaton of Addison, one daughter, Sandra Cianciosi-Johnson of 
Hallandale, FL; one sister, Sarah Marsh of Wellsville, NY; 7 
grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren, 4 
step-grandchildren, 4 step-great grandchildren and several 
foster children.
The family will receive friends from 1-2 PM Sunday (April 7) 
at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main St., 
Canisteo where a funeral service will be held immediately 
following calling hours at 2:00 PM. Committal service and 
burial will be in North Bingham Cemetery, North Bingham, PA.
Memorials, in the name of Donald Wheaton, may be made to the 
American Heart Association.



 Curtis E. White 
Curtis E. White, 85, of 305 West Washington Street, Bath, died 
Friday, May 17, 2002 at the Corning Hospital. He was born in 
Big Flats, NY, February 18, 1917, the son of the late Edward 
and Ethel (Hilton) White. He was retired from Corning Glass 
after 43 years. He was married to Elizabeth Plubell White, 
April 15, 1967, with whom he celebrated 35 years of marriage 
this past April. A veteran of many battles, T/Sgt. Curtis E. 
White of Main plant melting had been awarded the Silver Star 
for gallantry in action with the Ninth Infantry division in 
Normandy. He was wounded first in Tunisia and again in France, 
but rejoined his company. The presentation of the fourth 
highest military award was made to Sgt. White somewhere in the 
fighting zone by the commander of his division, Maj. Gen. 
Manton S. Eddy. Mr. White was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. 
in Corning, a member of the Charles E. Wescott American Legion 
Post 173 and St. Mary’s Church in Bath.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Plubell White of Bath 
and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 3 
brothers, Floyd, Ralph and Ernest and his sister, Marie Clark.
Funeral services will be held today, Monday, May 20th, at 1:00 
PM at Fagan’s Funeral Home in Bath with the Reverend Richard 
Shatzel officiating. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, 
Big Flats, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in 
Curtis’s name may be made to the American Heart Association, 
Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049.



 Glenn r.  Wilcox
PAINTED POST, NY | Glenn R. Wilcox, 81, of 250 N. Hamilton 
Street, Painted Post died Saturday, March 9, 2002 at the 
Corning Hospital. Mr. Wilcox was born in Ridgebury, PA on 
November 25, 1920, the son of the late Frank and Bessie 
(Horning) Wilcox.
He was a Master Mechanic for IUOE Local 832 for 30 years. He 
served in the Army during WWII from 1942 to 1946. Glenn was a 
member of the Campbell American Legion Post 1279.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Wilcox of Painted Post, NY; 
his daughter, Linda Huhn and his son Joe Wilcox both of 
Michigan; his 2 step daughters, Marilyn (Donald) Moore of 
Corning, NY and Deborah Carl of Maryland; 3 sisters, 4 
grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 13th at 
1:30 PM at the Bath National Cemetery with Reverend Linda 
Leibhart officiating. Fagan’s Funeral Home in Bath is in 
charge of arrangements.



 Janet Lou Veeder Wilcox
COHOCTON | Janet Lou Wilcox, wife, mother & grandmother, age 
70, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2002 at her home.
Janet was born October 28, 1931 in Cohocton, a daughter of 
Orlo & Margaret Veeder. She was a graduate of the Cohocton 
High School. She married Robert A. Wilcox on October 14, 1950 
in Cohocton.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Robert; 3 sons: 
James of Alamo, CA, Alan of Naples, NY and Douglas of 
Richmond, CA; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; 3 
sisters: Joanne Cole of Fourth Lake, Elinor Reynolds of 
Rochester and Peggy Mehlenbacher of Dansville; 2 brothers: 
Arthur Veeder of Dansville and Richard Veeder of Pittsford; 
several nieces, nephews & cousins.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 am, 
Saturday, March 9 at the Cohocton Presbyterian Church, Maple 
Ave. with Rev. Thomas Montgomery officiating. Memorials may be 
made to Southern Tier Hospice or the Ontario-Yates Hospice in 
memory of Janet L. Wilcox.
The Baird-Moore Funeral Home, 154 S. Main St., Naples has the 
honor of arranging the funeral service for Mrs. Wilcox.



 Lula Jane  Wilcox 
CORNING | Lula Jane Wilcox, age 100, of Brewster Street, 
Painted Post, NY, died Monday, February 4, 2002 at Founders 
Pavilion in Corning.
She was born in East Campbell, NY on September 2, 1901, the 
daughter of Leroy and Minnie (Stevens) Wixson. She was the 
wife of the late Arthur Manoogian and William Wilcox. Lula 
attended the Little Red School House in East Campbell and 
worked for the Ingersoll-Rand in Painted Post for over 24 
years. Lula was a member of the First Baptist Church in 
Painted Post and the ingersoll-Rand Retirees. Lula loved 
painting, traveling, gardening and bowling. She was preceded 
in death by a son, Richard; a daughter, Alta Miller; several 
brothers and sisters; and a granddaughter, Sandra Lee 
Manoogian.
Her survivors include two daughters: Eva Farr of Corning, NY 
and Doris (Bob) Opelt of Bedford, TX; one son, Armond 
(Eleanor) Manoogian of Erin, NY; many grandchildren, great 
grandchildren, great-great grandchildren; several nieces and 
nephews; and a special niece, Madeline (Edward) Ruter of 
Addison.
Friends may call on Saturday, February 9, 2002 from 1-3 PM at 
Phillips Funeral Home Inc., Corning, NY where funeral services 
will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 3:00 PM 
with the Reverend Gary McCaslin officiating. Burial will be in 
Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. 



 Richard C.  Wilhelm 
WATKINS GLEN, NY | Richard C. Wilhelm, age 80 of 398 Summit 
Avenue, Watkins Glen, NY, passed away on June 4, 2002 at 
Corning Hospital. Richard was born on August 27, 1921 in the 
Town of Corning, the son of the late George & Addie Dusenbery 
Wilhelm. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marjorie 
Thomason Wilhelm; daughters, Linda of San Diego, CA, Annette & 
Boston Martin of Burdett, NY and Brenda of Hopewell, NJ; 
sisters: Ann Freeman of Lawrenceville, PA, Cora English of 
Lindley, NY and Clara English of Painted Post, NY; 
sister-in-law, Helen Thomason Anstee of St. Petersburg, FL; 
several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Wilhelm retired in 1983 after being employed as Buildings 
Maintenance Supervisor of Schuyler County for 16 years. He 
earlier retired from Home Gas Co., Dundee, NY. He served in 
the US Navy, Naval Construction Battalion 5th NCB, and 41st 
NCB, from October 1942 to November 1945. He was stationed in 
Kodiak, Alaska and Guam. Mr. Wilhelm was a 50 year member and 
past master of Lamoka Masonic Lodge #463 F&AM of Tyrone, NY. 
He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #1208 of 
Wayne, NY and past master of Crystal Valley Grange. He served 
as a member of the Board of Education at Dundee Central School 
and was an Assessor for the Town of Tyrone. Mr. Wilhelm was a 
life member of the Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance 
Association.
At the request of his family, private services will be held at 
the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour 
Falls, NY at their convenience. Burial will take place in 
Seaman Cemetery, Savona, NY. 
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed to 
the Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 
2, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. 



 Fannie  Williammee
DRAGOON, AZ | Fannie Williammee passed away Dec. 21, 2001 in 
Dragoon, AZ. She was born Dec. 14, 1943 to the late Frank and 
Flossie (Aldrich) Phelps in Nelson, PA. Fannie married Louis 
Williammee on July 13, 1964 in Morris, PA. She enjoyed going 
to flea markets and loved animals.
She is survived by her husband, Louis Williammee; sons, Gary 
(Jonda) Williammee, Tim (Raini) Williammee; 2 grandchildren; 
sister, Beatrice Stratton; brothers, John (Alberta) Phelps, 
Winston Phelps, Milton Phelps, Edward (Mary) Phelps, Frederick 
Phelps, George (Rosemary) Phelps and James (Sharon) Phelps; 
brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, Dave & Gladys Williammee and 
Art & Virginia Williammee.
She was predeceased by a daughter Kathy; sister Doris and 
brothers Robert and LeRoy.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM April 27, 2002 at 
Memorial Gardens, Mansfield Road, Wellsboro, PA.



 Darrell “Dude” E. E. Wilson  Wilson
ROCHESTER, NY | Darrell “Dude” E. Wilson, 57 of Rochester, NY, 
passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2002 following a period of 
declining health. He was born on August 10, 1944 in Wellsboro, 
PA to the late Kendall & Norma Wilson.
Darrell is survived by his mother, Norma of Lindley, NY; wife, 
Helen Wilson of Lindley, NY and their children: Darrell 
Wilson, Kelly (Garrett) Schoener both of Lindley, NY, Earl 
Wilson of Bath, NY and Casey Wilson of Painted Post, NY; 
companion, Debra Nesbit and their children: Mychal, Heather 
and Amy Wilson all of Rochester, NY; brothers: David Wilson & 
Charles (Judy) Wilson both of Lindley, NY; Kendall (Anne) 
Wilson of Moravian Falls, NC, Lynford (Laura) Wilson of 
Laurel, MD and James Wilson of Scottsville, NY; sisters: Kathy 
(Ray) Buman of Lindley, NY and Diane Wilson of Corning, NY; 
several grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service was held at the Metropolitan Funeral Home, 
Rochester, NY.



 Gladys Elizabeth  Wood
PALATKA, FL | Gladys Elizabeth Wood, age 93, formerly of 
Bridge Street, Corning, NY, died Tuesday, February 19, 2002, 
at the Palatka Health Care Center in Palatka, FL.
Gladys was born in Hatfield, MA, on March 14, 1908, the 
daughter of the late Robert H. and Evelyn M. (Hill) Bradwell.
She spent her early years living in Fort Edward on the Hudson 
River. Gladys married Joseph P. Wood in Greenwich, NY, and 
moved to Corning with him in 1929. As a couple they were 
actively involved with Christ Episcopal Church in Corning, NY; 
the Masonic Lodge; and Cub Scouts. She worked for many years 
at the Baron Steuben Hotel and for Drs. Pieri as a 
housekeeper. Gladys loved traveling and camping. 
Her husband Joseph Wood preceded her in death in 1989.
She is survived by one daughter, Judith (Donald) Smith of 
Morrisville, NY; three sons: James (Patricia) Wood of 
Interlachen, FL, Joseph (Maria) Wood of Londonderry, NH, and 
Richard (Elizabeth) Wood of Interlachen, FL; nine 
grandchildren; and twenty-two great grandchildren.
Friends may call on Friday, March 15, 2002, from 6 until 7PM 
where a Memorial Service will be held at 7:00PM at the 
Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W Pulteney St., Corning with 
the Reverend Jorge M. Gutierrez officiating. Burial will be in 
Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association N.E. 
Florida Chapter, 2131 Mango Place, Jacksonville, FL 32207 in 
Gladys’ name.



 Roland Jay  Woodward 
SANTA CLARA, CA | Roland Jay Woodward of 1050 Benton Street, 
Santa Clara, California, passed away April 9, 2002 at Skyline 
Health Center, San Jose, California after an extended illness. 
He was born on September 7, 1917 in Savona, New York to Cora 
Belle and Jay Woodward. His parents and two sisters, Ruth 
Viselli and Ila Moore predeceased him.
Roland leaves behind two sisters, Louise (Richard) Wright of 
Tavares, Florida and Marie (Thomas) Young of Greenville, 
Pennsylvania and one brother, Francis (Irene) Woodward of 
Lindley, New York, as well as several nieces, nephews and 
cousins.
Roland graduated from Painted Post High School in 1935 and 
from Syracuse University in 1939 with a degree in Engineering. 
He worked at Ingersoll Rand, Painted Post for 25 years before 
moving to California in 1966 where he was a resident until his 
passing.
The family requests donations to Hospice, in his name, in lieu 
of flowers.



 Grace D.  Wylie
HORSEHEADS | Grace D. Wylie age 88 of 3215 Watkins Road, 
Horseheads, NY, formerly of Painted Post, NY, passed away on 
Thursday, April 11, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in 
Elmira, NY. Mrs. Wylie was born March 17, 1914 in the Town of 
Thurston, NY the daughter of the late Percy and Sarah Davis 
Dusenbery. Grace was a graduate of the Arnot Ogden School of 
Nursing in Elmira, NY and worked at the Arnot Ogden Hospital 
and the Corning Hospital. She retired from Dr. Graham’s office 
in Corning after many years of nursing service.
Grace married her husband William D. Wylie on November 19, 
1939. They celebrated their 62nd Wedding Anniversary on 
November 8, 2001.
Mrs. Wylie was a member of The First Presbyterian Church of 
Painted Post and the Corning W.O.E.S. 
Grace is survived by her husband of 62 years William D. Wylie; 
sons and daughters-in-law: John P. & Ellen Wylie of 
Horseheads, NY with whom she resided and William D. & Ruth 
Wylie Jr. of Vacaville, NY; grandsons: John Joseph Wylie, 
Timothy Wylie and Michael Wylie; seven great granddaughters; 
sister: Mildred Aikman of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, 
nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.
Relatives are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral 
Home, Mill St. & Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY on 
Saturday, April 13, 2002 from 1-3 PM. Mrs. Wylie’s Funeral and 
Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling 
hours at 3 PM. Interment in Coopers Plains Cemetery.



 George T.  Youmans 
CORNING | George T. Youmans, age 94, of Hendy Creek Road, 
formerly of Corning, died Saturday, March 2, 2002 at Corning 
Hospital.
George was born in Corning on February 2, 1908, the son of 
George F. and Nellie (Clark) Youmans. He married Lottie M. 
Wood in 1930 at the parsonage of the First Baptist Church in 
Corning, and was preceeded in death by her after 61 years of 
marriage. He had worked from 1930 until 1937 at the Merchant 
Delevery in Corning prior to going to work with Corning Glass 
Works. He retired from Corning Glass Works in 1970 as a 
supervisor in the A Factory. George loved to golf, bowl, fish 
and hunt, along with helping children with disabilities bowl 
at the Corning Bowl. He was a member of the First Baptist 
Church of Corning, where he had been a Deacon. George was 
preceded in death by two daughters, Joyce Share and Cora Mae 
Youmans; and two sons, Clifford and John; sisters, Ethel, 
Phoebe, Nellie and Flora; brothers, Eugene, Calvin and 
Rexford.
His survivors include two daughers: Charlotte (William Sr.) 
Estep of Corning, NY, Laura Nellie Link of Horseheads, one 
son: Donald (Carol) Youmans with whom he resided, son-in-law 
Samuel Share of Corning; daughter-in-law, Donna (Caruso) 
Marino of Hendersonville, NC; daughter-in-law Sylvette Youmans 
of Connecticut; sister-in-law Laura Dibble of Painted Post; 
sister-in-law Ruth Wood of Horseheads; 14 grandchildren; 21 
great grandchildren; 8 step grandchildren; 1 great great 
grandchild, many nieces and nephews. 
Calling hours will be today from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Phillips 
Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, where funeral 
services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. 
James S. Ellis officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to the First 
Baptist Church, 110 E. First Street, Corning, NY 14830.



 Dorlene C.  Young
CAMERON MILLS | Dorlene C. Young, age 59, of 4525 Rte. 11, 
Cameron Mills (Risingville), NY died Wednesday March 6, 2002 
at Corning Hospital, Corning, New York.
She was born January 10, 1943 in Corning, NY the daughter of 
Charles and Edna (Dailey) VanZile. She was an employee of 
Corning Inc., working as a polisher and tank operator.
She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Neoska and Jeffrey 
Snyder of Alexandria, VA; sons, Richard Young of Bath, NY and 
Kevin Young of Marion, NY; 6 grandchildren, 1 great grandson; 
brothers, Harry VanZile of Tioga, PA and Elwin VanZile of 
Tioga, PA; sister, Patty Carr of Caton, NY, several nieces, 
nephews and cousins.
Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 
Elkland, PA Saturday 7-9 P.M. and Sunday 12-2:00 PM where 
funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM with Rev. Clifford 
Whitehead officiating. Burial in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA.



 Authur C. Zilinski 
BATH | Arthur C. Zilinski, 60, of Mt. Washington Road, Bath, 
N.Y., died at his home April 4, 2002.
Art was born Dec. 20, 1941 in Rochester, N.Y., the son of 
Charles and Emma Ott Zilinski. Art was a retired fireman for 
the city of Rochester, N.Y.
Art owned and operated AZ enterprises of Bath. Art was an Army 
veteran, a member of Bath Elks Lodge #1547, Charles E. Wescott 
American Legion Post #173 Bath, a past member of Hammondsport 
Moose.
Art is survived by his parents of Bath; sister Joyce Jackson 
of Gettysburgh, Pa.; brother James (Janet) Zilinski of Lenox, 
Mass.; 5 nieces and nephews; 2 great nephews and 1 great 
niece.; aunts and uncles Clara Zilinski of Bath; Jane and Owen 
Nesius of Rochester; Eugene and Eleanor Zilinski of Rochester, 
Wendell Leake of Brockport.
An Elks memorial service will be held at Fagan’s Funeral Home, 
31 W. Morris St., Bath, on Tuesday, April 9 at 11:30 a.m. with 
funeral services to follow with the Rev. Anne Wassdorp 
officiating.
Memorials in Art’s name may be made to: Lifetime Assistance 
Foundation, 425 Paul Road, Rochester, N.Y. 14624.



 Donna M.  Zydanowicz 
Donna M. Zydanowicz, 74, of 105 Maple Heights, Bath, passed 
away at home on Saturday, March 2, 2002 surrounded by her 
family, after a lengthy illness. Donna was a kind and gentle 
woman who will be greatly missed by her family and many 
friends. Donna was born in Bingham-ton, NY, on June 4, 1927, 
the daughter of the late Orlo and Minerva (Read) Finch. She 
was a graduate of Haverling High School and well known 
throughout the area as owner and operator of “Donna’s 
Antiques” shop for over 40 years.
Donna and Walter S. Zydanowicz were married on October 26, 
1946 at St. Mary’s Church in Bath.
She is survived by her beloved husband and best friend of 55 
years, Walter, and her devoted children, daughters, Kim 
(Roger) Pruden, Terry Sack and fiance Jon Haight, Sherry 
Zydanowicz and friend Dennis Hoad, her son Bryan (Penny) 
Zydan-owicz, 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 
several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by 
her sister Edwina (Finch) Hawthorne of Dallas, TX.
Friends may call on Monday, March 4th from 6:00-9:00 PM at 
Fagan’s Funeral Home in Bath. The Rosary will be recited at 
9:00 PM. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 AM at St. Mary’s 
Church in Bath where a Mass of Christian Burial will be 
celebrated by the Reverend Richard Shatzel. Burial will at the 
convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial 
donations in Donna’s name may be made to the Bath Knights of 
Columbus Council 5147, 321 West Washington Blvd., Bath, NY 
14810, Vol. Ambulance Corps. of Bath, 110 E. Steuben St., 
Bath, NY, and the Volunteer Fire Department of Bath.



      Obituaries

 Betty V.  Andrews
WELLSBORO, Pa. | Betty V. Andrews, 78, of the Green Home, 
formerly of Mansfield, died Sunday, March 17, 2002 at home.
She worked at the former Petticoat Shop in Mansfield.
Survivors include one son, Steven Andrews of Mansfield; two 
daughters, Joann Nix of Kattering, Ohio, and Betsy Tokarz; two 
stepsons, Gerald Andrews of Covington and Donald Andrews of 
Mansfield; one brother, Russell Burt of Mansfield; one sister, 
June Abreu.
Calling hours are 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Jacquelyn A. 
Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory, and Monuments, 637 S. Main 
St., Mansfield. 
Services will be held there at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will 
be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield.



 Kenneth W.  Brown
ROCK STREAM | Kenneth W. Brown, 63, of Rock Stream died 
Friday, April 5, 2002, at his home.
He was one of the owners of Ken and Barb’s Lakeview Inn on 
state Route 14.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara L. Brown; a son, Scott K. 
Brown of Lakemont; two daughters, Sandra K. Brown-Fultz of 
Luthersburg, Pa., and Shareen K. Moore of Watkins Glen; three 
brothers, James Brown of Covington, Pa., Roger Brown of Rome, 
Pa., and William Brown of Dundee.
There will be no calling hours.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lakemont 
Congregational Christian Church, Lakemont-Himrod Road, 
Lakemont, the Revs. Albert Stuart and Dale Eby officiating. 
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, is handling the 
arrangements.



 Betty S.   Hinklie 
WELLSBORO, PA. | Betty S. Hinklie, 78, of Mansfield, died 
Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial 
Hospital.
She retired after 40 years as owner of The Fashionette Beauty 
Salon.
Survivors include several nieces & nephews.
Services will be held at a later date.
Burial will be private at Tioga County Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are by Gary Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., 
Mansfield.



 Edward B.   Leiter 
ELMIRA | Edward B. Leiter, 79, of Washington Street, Elmira, 
died Friday, May 31, 2002 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
He was a machine operator for Stone Quarry in Batavia.
Survivors include his wife, Bertha of Bath; two brothers, John 
Leiter of Hilton and Carl Leiter of Dundee; seven sisters, 
Gert Blim of Dundee, Mary Leiter of Graymore, Lillian Levee, 
Helen Selbig and Cora Patterson, all of Dansville, and Alberta 
Leiter and May Milby of Florida.
Calling hours are 
1-2 p.m. Tuesday at 
Fagan’s Funeral Home, 
35 W. Morris St., Bath.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, 
Hammondsport.



 Nicholas R.   Mizzoni Jr. 
BROCKPORT | Nicholas R. Mizzoni Jr., 51, of Brockport, died 
unexpectedly Friday, May 31, 2002 at the Lakeside Memorial 
Hospital.
He had been employed by Frontier Telephone of Rochester as an 
Internet Technician.
Survivors include his wife, Jennifer; a daughter, Jessica 
Mizzoni of Brockport; a son, Nicholas Mizzoni III of 
Charleston Air Force Base, S.C.; his father, Nicholas Mizzoni 
Sr. of Corning; a sister, Carmen Mizzoni of Florida; a 
brother, Thomas Mizzoni of Canandaigua.
Arrangements are incomplete at Phillips Funeral Home, 17 W. 
Pulteney St., Corning.



 Lawrence J. Adams 
COUDERSPORT, PA. | Lawrence J. Adams, 92, of Coudersport, died 
Wednes-day, April 3, 2002 at Cole Memorial Hospital.
He had worked for Union Carbide in Niagara Falls, N.Y. and at 
Erway’s Farm in Coudersport.
Survivors include a son, Durwood Adams of Mills.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Benjamin R. Olney 
Funeral Home, Ulysses.
Services will be held there at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will 
be in Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook.



 James N.  Adesso 
WATKINS GLEN | James N. Adesso, 85, of Watkins Glen, died 
Sunday, March 3, 2002 at Schuyler Hospital.
He had worked for the International Salt Company for many 
years.
Survivors include two sons, John E. Adesso of Bethel Park, 
Pa., and James J. Adesso of Albany; a sister, Constance Coco 
of Miami, Fla.
Calling hours are 4-6 p.m. today at Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 
119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday 
at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, the Rev. Paul Bonacci and 
Rev. Andrew Kalafsky officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross 
Cemetery.



 Hazel  Albert 
HORNELL | Hazel Albert, 95, formerly of Amory Place, Hornell, 
died Saturday, March 16, 2002 at St. James Mercy Hospital in 
Hornell.
She worked as an operator for the New York Telephone Company 
for 30 years before retiring in the mid-1960s.
Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Gonyo of Rochester.
Calling hours are noon-2 p.m. Tuesday at Dagon Funeral Home, 
38 Church St., Hornell.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
Tuesday. Burial will be in Rural Cemetery.

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