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Amelette A.  Festa
CORNING | Amelette “Red” A. Festa, 78, of 258 Sunset Drive, 
died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002 at Corning Hospital following a 
long illness.
He was the lounge manager at the Baron Steuben Hotel and Lodge 
on the Green.
Survivors include two daughters, Debra Shaw of Elmira Heights 
and Diane Stowell of Corning; one son, John Festa of Corning; 
two sisters, Sophie Merola of Corning and Devine Limoncelli of 
Elmira.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Haughey 
Funeral Home, 216 E. First St.
A prayer service will be held there at 9 a.m. Monday followed 
by a Mass of Christian Burial at 
9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Church. Burial will be in St. 
Mary’s Cemetery.



 Amelette A. Festa 
CORNING | Amelette (Red) A. Festa, 78, of 358 Sunset Drive, 
died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002 at Corning Hospital.
Survivors include two daughters, Debra Shaw of Elmira and 
Diane Stowell of Corning; a son, John Festa of Corning.
Arrangements are incomplete at Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. 
First St.



 Leo H.  Fisher Jr.
FT. MYERS, FLA. | Leo H. Fisher Jr., 75, died Friday, March 
15, 2002.
He had been a technical illustrator at Corning Inc. for 18 
years.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen Fisher-Nguyen of 
Edgewater, Md., and Brenda Close of Big Flats, N.Y.; a sister, 
Virginia Tupper of Port Orange; a brother, Bruce Fisher of 
Monroe, N.C.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are by Horizon Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 
Ft. Myers.



 James B.  Fitzgerald
BATH | James B. (Beno) Fitzgerald, 87, of the Bath VA Medical 
Center, formerly of Corning, died Sunday, March 31, 2002.
Survivors include a nephew, Donald Fitzgerald of Horseheads; 
four nieces; Alma Murdough of Elmira, Cheri Hartman of 
Newfield, Patrice Drew of Corning and Mary Ann Cole of 
Brooktondale.
There will be no calling hours.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial 
will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Arrangement are by Haughey Funeral Home, 216 East First 
Street, Corning.



 James B. Fitzgerald 
BATH | James B. “Beno” Fitzgerald, 87, of the Bath VA 
Hospital, formerly of Corning, died Sunday, March 31, 2002.
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Eva Fitzgerald of Corning.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Haughey 
Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning. Burial will be in St. 
Mary’s Cemetery.



 Helen D. Fitzpatrick
ELMIRA | Helen D. Fitzpatrick of Elmira died Friday, Feb. 8, 
2002 after a brief illness.
Survivors include her daughter, Anne M. Fitzpatrick of Elmira; 
one sister, Kathleen Abel of Painted Post.
Calling hours are 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the McInerny Funeral 
Home.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at 
Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Burial will be in Peter and Paul’s 
Cemetery.



 Martin F.  Fitzstephens
COUDERSPORT, PA. | Martin Francis Fitzstephens, 74, of 
Genesee, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at Cole Memorial 
Hospital.
He retired in 1990 from ABB Preheater in Wellsville, N.Y., 
after 36 years and also had worked at the Breeden Farm in 
Andrews Settlement for many years.
Survivors include his companion, Sally Wykoff.
Calling hours are 
10-11 a.m. Saturday at the Benjamin R. Olney Funeral Home, 
Ulysses.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 11 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Robert W. Terricciano, Jr. 
officiating. Burial will be in Kinney Cemetery, Genesee, Pa.



 Stephen P.  Fitzwater Sr.
SAVONA | Stephen P. Fitzwater Sr., 56, of 43 Church St., 
Savona, died Saturday, March 16, 2002 at his home.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bond-Davis Funeral Home in 
Bath.



 Mary E. Flood
ELMIRA | Mary E. Flood, 90, of St. Mark’s Terrace, Dundee, 
died Saturday, April 13, 2002 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in 
Elmira.
She was retired as a book keeper from Agway Feed in Dundee.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary A. “Peach” Pierce of 
Dundee; a son, John F. Flood of Durham, N.C.; a brother, Henry 
Bruster of Newark Valley.
Calling hours are noon to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday 
at the Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Services will be hled there at 11 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. 
Irene Nowak, officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery.



 Harold A.  Folts
SAVONA | Harold A. Folts, 59, of 18 McCoy St., died Tuesday, 
June 4, 2002 at home.
He was a self-employed building contractor.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Faucett Folts; his parents, 
Arthur and Bessie Folts of Savona; one daughter, Laurie Stowe 
of Avoca; one son, Dale Folts of Campbell; four sisters, 
Bonnie Lehman of Beaver Dams, Vickie Mike of Sayre, Pa., Keva 
Parry of Painted Post, and Tina Vimislik of Newport News, Va.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at The Church of the 
Good Shepard, the Rev. Dennis Wienk officiating.
Arrangements are by the Seager Funeral Home.



 Debra L. Fortney 
MONTOUR FALLS | Debra Lynn Rockwell Fortney, 44, of Blossburg, 
Pa., formerly of Horseheads, died Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at 
Schuyler Hospital.
She had worked at the Corning Country Club for many years.
Survivors include a son, Daniel Fortney of Blossburg, Pa.; her 
mother and stepfather, Nancy and George Boyle of Horseheads; 
her stepfather, Lloyd Gleason of Horseheads; three sisters, 
Patricia Scott of Elmira, Sharon Allen of Watkins Glen and Kim 
Rockwell of Horseheads; three brothers, Michael Gleason, James 
Rockwell and Jeff Rockwell, all of Horseheads; a stepbrother, 
James Boyle of Elmira Heights.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-8 p.m. Saturday at Barber Funeral 
Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 8 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne 
officiating. Burial will be in Male Grove Cemetery, 
Horseheads, at the convenience of the family.



 Norman A.  Foster
BATH | Norman A. Foster, 86, of Altay, N.Y., died Monday, Feb. 
18, 2002 at the Bath Veterans Administra-tion Medical Center.
He was a self-employed refrigeration engineer. He also owned 
and operated a 700-acre farm.
Survivors include his wife Mattie A. Foster; three sons, Jim 
Robertson and Robert Robertson, both of Altay and John 
Robertson of Winston Salem, N.C.; three daughters, Margaret 
Herrick, Patricia Chilbert, and Barbara Jean Foster-Doyle, all 
of Altay; four sisters, Myrtle VanHart of Boca Raton, Fla., 
Marcella Stanford, Ruth Blahut, and Naomi Kornfeld, all of 
Zephyrhills, Fla.
Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Baird Funeral Home, 
36 Water St., Dundee.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 8 p.m. Thursday, his daugther Patricia Chilbert 
officiating. Burial will be in Rock Stream Cemetery, Rock 
Stream.



 Keith A. Fotiathis 
SROUDSBURG, PA. | Keith A. Fotiathis, 29, of 54 Grant St., 
Avoca, N.Y., died unexpectedly Thursday, April 25, 2002.
He was a carpenter with DNA Painting in Lackawaxen.
Survivors include his wife, Sharilyn Meese Fotiathis; two 
sons, Jordon Fotiathis and Jarrod Fotiathis; a daughter, 
Jorgia Fotiathis; his mother and stepfather, Myrcine and James 
Maldon of Long Island.
Calling hours are noon-2 p.m. Monday at the Bond-Davis & 
Bishop Funeral Home, Avoca, N.Y.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, 
Avoca.



 Raymond L.  Francisco 
ELMIRA | Raymond L. Francisco, 76, of Ryan Circle, Horseheads, 
died Saturday June 1, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.
He worked as a painter at American La France in Elmira before 
retiring in 1983. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War 
II and the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Dorothy Francisco; 
three daughters, Bonnie Sharp of Horseheads, Darlene O’Neill 
of Elmira, Suzanne Seaward of Horseheads; two sons, Steven 
Francisco of Coto De Caza, Calif., Ronald Francisco of 
Horseheads; three brothers John Francisco of Tippcity, Ohio, 
William Francisco of Brooksville, Fla., Vincent Francisco of 
Florida.
Services will be private. Burial will be in Forest Lawn 
Memorial Park.



 Marion Frankfather 
WOODSTOCK, VA. | Marion Frankfather, 93, formerly of Corning, 
died Monday, March 11, 2002 at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.
She retired from Corning Inc. as a payroll clerk.
Survivors include a son, Ed Beck of Annapolis, Md.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Rural 
Home Cemetery, Big Flats, N.Y., the Rev. Jorge Gutierrez. 
Arrangements are by Carpenter’s Funeral Home, Corning, N.Y.



 Wilma C.  Frazer 
WELLSBORO, PA. | Wilma C. Frazer, 90, of Wellsboro, formerly 
of Akron, N.Y., and Galeton died Wednesday, May 15, 2002 in 
the Green Home.
She had been an X-ray technician at Soldiers & Sailors 
Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro for many years.
Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Johnson of Mansfield; a 
sister, Beatrice Williamee of Wellsboro.
Calling hours are noon-1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Collins-Olney 
Funeral Home, Galeton. 
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in West Hill cemetery, 
Galeton



 Sarah Jane French 
BATH | Sarah Jane French, 64, died Sunday, March 24, 2002 at 
the Taylor Health Center.
Survivors include a sister, Clara Edson of Pavilion.
Calling hours are 1-3 p.m. today at the Bond-Davis Funeral 
Home. 
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 3 p.m. today. Burial will be in Mitchellsville Cemetery.



 Roger J. Friske 
MARCELLUS | Roger J. Friske, 64, of Marcellus, died Thursday, 
May 16, 2002 at home.
He had been a school teacher for the Marcellus Central 
Schools.
Survivors include a son, Mark Kent of West Seneca; a brother, 
Eugene Friske of Pheonix.
Calling hours are 4-7 p.m. Monday at Buranich Funeral Home, 
5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus
Services will be held there at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be 
in Greenlawn Memorial Park, 2832 Warners Road, Warners.



 Dominic A.  Gallo Sr.
SCHENECTADY | Dominic A. Gallo Sr., 74, 418 Norman St., 
Painted Post, died Thursday, May 30, 2002 at Ellis Hospital.
He had worked for Corning Inc. as an engineer/draftsman, 
retiring in 1984 with 33 years of active service.
Survivors include two daughters, Christina George of Cranberry 
Township, Pa. and Mariana Gallo of Arlington, Va.; two sons, 
Michele Gallo of Georgetown, Texas, and Dominic Gallo Jr. of 
Schenectady; a sister, Eleanor Campbell of Highland, Calif.; 
three brothers, Angelo Gallo of Tontana, Calif., Anthony Gallo 
of Salamanca and Ralph Gallo of Warren, Pa.
Calling hours are 
5-8 p.m. Friday at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., 
Corning.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at 
St. Joseph’s Church, Campbell, the Rev. Gerald O’Connor 
officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Knoll Cemetery, Painted 
Post.



 Dominic A.  Gallo 
SCHENECTADY | Dominic A. Gallo, 74, of Painted Post, died 
Thursday, May 30, 2002.
Survivors include two daughters, Christina M. George and 
Mariana Gallo; two sons, Michele Gallo and Dominic Gallo.
Arrangements are incomplete with Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. 
First St., Corning.



 Ivan Allen Gamet
BRANDON, FLA. | Ivan Allen Gamet, 93 of Brandon died Tuesday, 
Feb. 19, 2002.
He had been owner/operator of Mobile Home Park.
Survivors include three sons, Ivan Gamet Jr. of Wildwood, Carl 
Gamet of Bath, N.Y., and David Gamet of Belleview; two 
daughters, Elizabeth Williams of Bath, N.Y., and Jane 
Gamet-Daugherty of Greenville, S.C.
Services and burial were in Brandon. Arrangements were by 
Serenity Meadows Memorial Park & Funeral Home, 6919 Providence 
Road, Riverview.



 James A.  Gardner 
ROCHESTER | James A. Gardner, 71, of 6371 South Woods Road, 
Town of Howard, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at Strong Memorial 
Hospital.
He had been a heavy equipment operator for the Operating 
Engineers Union of Rochester.
Survivors include a son, Jeffrey Gardner of Hornell; a sister, 
Joanne Updyke of Canisteo; two brothers, Jack Gardner and 
William Gardner, both of Canisteo.
Calling hours and services will be private at Brown & Powers 
Funeral Home, Canisteo, the Rev. John Sawyer officiating. 
Burial will be in Fremont Cemetery, Stephens Mills.



 Ciara  Garrahan
CAMPBELL | Ciara Lynn Garrahan, 15, of State Route 333, died 
Saturday, April 20, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are 
incomplete at Acly-Stover Funeral Home in Corning.



 Neva M.  Gavitt
HORNELL | Neva M. Gavitt, 91, of Hornell Gardens, formerly of 
9789 Gas Springs Road, Canaseraga, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002 
at St. James Mercy Hospital.
She owned and operated a family farm in Canaseraga.
Survivors include five daughters, Phyllis Hamlin of Almond, 
Merie Hurlburt of Wellsville, Helen Thomas of Fallbrook, 
Calif., Lois Stephens of Canaseraga and Margie Taft of 
Campbell; a son, Charles Gavitt of Canisteo; one sister, 
Esther Cicconi of Nashville, Tenn.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Dagon Funeral 
Home, 38 Church St., Hornell.
Services will be held there at 11 a.m. Friday, the Pastor Herb 
Shaffer officiating. Burial will be in Arkport Cemetery.



 Orrin E. Gee 
CLIFTON SPRINGS | Orrin E. Gee, 81, of Dundee, died Thursday, 
March 7, 2002 at Clifton Springs Hospital.
He was a welder at the former American Bridge U.S. Steel of 
Elmira Heights for 29 years, retiring in 1983.
Survivors include a daughter, Diane L. Langdon of Fort Worth, 
Texas; a sister, Ida May Tyler of Bath.
There will be no calling hours.
A graveside service will held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Hillside 
Cemetery, Dundee, the Rev. Elizabeth Boesen officiating. 
Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., 
Dundee.



 Brnadon C. George 
CORNING | Brandon C. George, 18, died Friday, March 22, 2002.
He was a student in the Corning-Painted Post school district.
Survivors include his mother, Linda George of Corning; his 
father, Richard George of Corning; sisters, Sara and Melanie; 
and brothers, Richie and Dustin.
Calling hours are 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral 
Home, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 8 p.m. Monday, the Rev. David LeRoy officiating.



 Nancy K.  Gesner 
EUSTIS, FLA. | Nancy Kay Gesner, 52, of State Route 21, Alfred 
Station, N.Y., died Saturday, March 23, 2002 at the Florida 
Hospital Waterman.
She had been a licensed cosmetologist.
Survivors include her parents, James and Arlene Thorp Dennis; 
a daughter, Kimberly Wheeler of Hickory, N.C.; a son, Jeffrey 
Gesner of Fremont, N.Y.; a sister, Carol Hammond of 
Haskinsville, N.Y.; a brother, James Dennis of Canisteo, N.Y.
There will be no calling hours.
Services will be held at 
1 p.m. Monday at the Seventh Day Baptist Church, Alfred 
Station, N.Y., the Rev. Carl Johnson officiating. Burial will 
be in Stephens Mills Cemetery, Fremont, N.Y.
Arrangements are by H.P. Smith & Son, Funeral Home, 29 E. Main 
St., Canisteo, N.Y.



 Norma I. Giambrone 
PAINTED POST | Norma I. Giambrone, 81, formerly of Day Spring 
II, Corning, died Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at The Waters of 
Three Rivers.
She had worked at the Athens Hotel and Restaurant in Corning 
and retired from Corning Inc. as an inspector in 1979 after 35 
years of service.
Survivors include three daughters, Kimberly Vang of Mt. Joy, 
Pa., Angela Dutcher of Painted Post and Barbara Pierotti of 
Corning.
There will be no calling hours.
A memorial service will be held at the family’s convenience. 
Arrangements are by Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney 
St., Corning.



 Thomas A. Gibbs 
HORNELL | Thomas A. “Tom” Gibbs, 69, of 5 Sheldon Court, died 
Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at home.
He had been a patrolman for about 27 years with the Hornell 
Police Department retiring in 1986. He was also was a security 
guard for M-K Corp. in Hornell.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Murphy Gibbs; two 
daughters, Bridget Vinci and Mary Ann Gibbs, both of Webster; 
two sons, John Gibbs and Donald Gibbs both of Hornell; two 
brothers, Abbot Gabriel Gills of Still River, Mass., and James 
Gibbs of Tawas City, Mich.; a sister, Mary Margaret Doran of 
Hornell.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Dagon Funeral 
Home, 38 Church St., Hornell.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at 
St. Ann’s Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.



 Dorothy R.  Gillette 
HORNELL | Dorothy R. “Dort” Gillette, 66, of 45 Glen Ave., 
died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002 at home after an extended 
illness. 
She was employed by Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester as a 
bookkeeper for 38 years.
Survivors include one sister, Loranca Padgett of Elmira; one 
brother, Edward Gillette of Hornell.
Calling hours are 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Bishop & Johnson 
Funeral Home Inc., 285 Main St.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 7 p.m. Friday, the Rev. David Kilgore officiating. Burial 
will be in Rural Cemetery.



 Royal  Gilliam
CORNING | Royal “Brownie” Gilliam, 85, of 19 Beaver Ave., 
Beaver Dams, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002 at Corning Hospital.
He had been owner and operator of Gilliam’s Dry Cleaners with 
his wife, Geraldine, for 42 years.
Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Gilliam; a son, Jeffrey 
Gilliam of Warren, N.J.; a daughter, Shirella Leipold of 
Fogelsville, Pa.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Carpenter’s Funeral 
Home, 14 E. Pulteney St. Burial will be in Forest Lawn 
Memorial Park.



 Lawrence P. Gleason
CROWN POINT | Lawrence P. “Larry” Gleason, 28, of 7152 Hyland 
Drive, Hornell, died Monday Feb. 2, 2002 from injuries 
sustained from a gunshot wound while responding to a domestic 
disturbance call while serving with the New York State 
Troopers.
He had been a New York State Trooper in Crown Point.
Survivors include his parents, Larry and Rosemary Stone 
Gleason; two sisters, Shannon Kuhn of Clifton Park and Tracy 
Gleason of Binghamton.
Calling hours are 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. 
Friday at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at 
St. Ann’s Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.



 Henry H.  Glenn Jr.
PRATTSBURGH | Henry Howell Glenn Jr., 67, of 11010 County 
Route 78, died Saturday, March 16, 2002 at home.
He retired from General Railway Signal.
Survivors include his wife, Eleanor; a daughter, Helen Minn’s; 
a son, Henry H. Glenn III.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the 
Greater Grace Church, Pulteney.
Arrangements are by Bottoni-Wood Funeral Home.



 May E. Goodenough
OLD, PA. | May E. Goodenough, 91, of Gold, died Sunday, Feb. 
3, 2002 at home.
She owned and operated a farm with her husband for 16 years 
and ran the Gold Store for 13 years. She also served as the 
Ulysses Township tax collector for 24 years.
Survivors include two sons, James N. Goodenough of Thomasville 
and Neal L. Goodenough of Ontario, NY; a daughter, Lois 
Hendershot of Collegeville.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Benjamin 
R. Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses. 
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Gold Church, 
the Rev. Dr. Richard G. Kirk officiating. Burial will be in 
Raymond Cemetery, Allegany.



 James A.  Goodreau
COUDERSPORT, PA. | James A. Goodreau, 64, of Coudersport, died 
Sunday, March 3, 2002 at the Cole Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include two brothers, Richard C. Goodreau of Gaines 
and Robert Goodreau of Palo Alta, Calif.; a sister, Sandra 
Schoonover of Coudersport.
A graveside service will be held at a later date in West Hill 
Cemetery, Galeton. Arrangements are by Collins-Olney Funeral 
Home, Galeton.



 Edward J. Goodwin
ELMIRA | Edward J. “Joe” Goodwin, 61, of Hendy Creek Road, 
Pine City, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at St. Joseph’s 
Hospital.
He had worked for National Homes as a mechanic for many years.
Survivors include his former wife, Connie Grafius Boisselle; a 
son, Daniel Goodwin of Southport; three brothers, Larry 
Goodwin of Elmira, Jerry Goodwin and Don Goodwin, both of 
Missouri; three sisters, Bobbi Metcalf of Washington, Betty 
Frady of Texas and Denise Gast of Missouri.
Calling hours are 
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at Caywood’s Funeral Home, & Gardens, 
1126 Broadway, Southport.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 2 p.m. Friday, the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating.



 Stanley W.  Gorsky
ELMIRA | Stanley W. Gorsky, 77, formerly of Rodaha Drive, 
Corning, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002 at Chemung County 
Nursing Facility.
He was retired from Corning Inc. after 35 years of service.
Survivors include two daughters, Stacey Hoover of Corning and 
Mary Hill of Painted Post; a sister, Johanna Gorsky of Savona.
Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 
Pulteney Street, Corning.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at 
St. Mary’s Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, 
Corning at a later date.



 Pauline K.  Gorton
ELMIRA | Pauline (Kilmer) Gorton, 76, of Shelbourne Street, 
Horseheads, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at Arnot Ogden 
Hospital.
She retired from Horseheads High School in 1978 where she 
worked in the cafeteria for 20 years.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Donald R. Gorton; 
two daughters, Marilyn Smith of Florien, La., and Bonnie 
Johnson of Springfield, Va.; a son, Kenneth Gorton of 
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Calling hours are 5-8 p.m. Friday at Barber Funeral Home, 413 
S. Main St., Horseheads. 
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Grace Church 
of the Nazarene, 431 Wygant Road, Horseheads, the Rev. Robert 
Clark officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.



 Kathleen M. Griffith 
HORNELL | Kathleen M. “Kay” Griffith, 69, of 34 Pine St., died 
Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at St. James Hospital. 
She had been employed with the housekeeping department at St. 
James Hospital.
Survivors include two daughters, Sue Brewster of Hornell and 
Kathy DeKay of Cameron; four sons, Robert Stillman of Canisteo 
and James Stillman, John Griffith and Tim Griffith, all of 
Hornell; one sister, Helen Benedetto of Brooklyn.
Calling hours 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the 
Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St., Hornell.
Services will be held there at 2 p.m. Sunday, the Rev. Brian 
Diffenbacher officiating. Burial will be in Bath National 
Cemetery at 11 a.m. Monday.



 Rose E.  Grover 
ELMIRA | Rose Ella Grover, 81, of Genesee, Pa., formerly of 
Ulysses, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, in Arnot Ogden 
Medical Center.
She was a former employee of Galeton Production.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph T. Grover; two sons, 
Marvin Grover of Genesee, Pa., and John Grover of 
Shippensburg, Pa.; a daughter, Rebecca Sue Johnson, of Lock 
Haven, Pa.; two sisters, Dorothy Burkhouse of Napanoch and 
Frances DeLappa of Elmira.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Ulysses 
Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Benjamin R. Olney Funeral 
Home, Ulysses, Pa.



 Eleanor L. Gulliver 
ROCHESTER | Eleanor Louise Gulliver, 81, of Wesley On East 
Nursing Home, formerly of South Corning, died Wednesday, April 
24, 2002 at Highland Hospital.
She owned and operated Gulliver Construction with her husband 
in South Corning.
Survivors include a daughter, Ann Hendershot of Rochester; a 
son, Daniel Gulliver of Lake Forrest, Ill; a sister, Cynthia 
Nichols of Cassadaga; a brother, Willis Ford Jr. of Painted 
Post.
Calling hours are 1-3 p.m. today at Acly-Stover Funeral Home, 
Corning.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 3 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Coopers Cemetery, 
Coopers Plains.



 Glenn L. Gunderman 
ELMIRA | Glenn L. “Sherm” Gunderman, 75, of 118 Gunderman 
Road, died Monday, March 18, 2002.
He retired from Kennedy Valve in 1989 after 40 years of 
service.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Helen Fesetch 
Gunderman; a son, Richard Gunderman Sr.; a daughter, Donna 
Kapnolas; four sisters, Inez Barchet, Lois Drake, Dorothy 
Semko and Joan Roman; two brothers, Ronald Gunderman and 
Harold Gunderman.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Kalec Funeral Home, 
Elmira, the Rev. Ann Mowery officiating. Burial will be in 
Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.



 Maynard W.  Gurnsey Jr.
HORSEHEADS | Maynard W. “Duke” Gurnsey Jr., 64, of 538 Elmer 
Ave., died Tuesday, May 7, 2002 after an extended illness.
He was the owner of Continental Baking in Elmira.
Survivors include two sons, Maynard W. “Rex” Gurnsey III of 
Horseheads and Martin Gurnsey of Marysville, Ohio; one 
daughter, Deborah Violante of Grover Beach, Calif.; one 
brother, David Gurnsey of Florida.
Calling hours are 4-7 p.m. Saturday at the Van Buskirk-Lynch 
Funeral Home. 
Services will be held at the convenience of the family.



 John A. Haines 
PULTENEY | John A. Haines, 79, of 11421 County Road 78, died 
Thursday, March 20, 2002 at home.
He had worked for Eastman Kodak.
Survivors include three daughters, Dr. Pam Haines, Pat 
Chapman, Sandra Borkhuis.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Richard H. Keenan 
Funeral Home, 7501 Pittsford-Palmyra Road, Fairport. Burial 
will be in White Haven Memorial Park, Fairport.



 John R.  Hall
CORNING | John R. Hall, 84, of 20 Speer Drive, died 
unexpectedly Monday, April 1, 2002.
He was a retired employee of Corning Inc.
Survivors include, a son, John J. Hall of Corning; a daughter, 
Maureen McCoy of Moscow, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Sheila Spak of 
Elmira; a stepson, William Sutton of Big Flats; a sister, 
Dorothy Simmers of Beaver Dams, Lorraine Clark of Corning and 
Thelma Bliss of Lawrenceville, Pa.
Calling hours are from 
1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Haughey Funeral Home.
Services will be at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church.
Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.



 Rachael E. Sutton Hall
CORNING | Rachael E. Sutton Hall, 81, of 20 Speer Drive, died 
unexpectedly Monday, April 1, 2002.
She was a retired employee of Corning Inc.
Survivors include a son, William H. Sutton of Big Flats; a 
daughter, Sheila Spak of Elmira; a stepson, John J. Hall of 
Corning; a stepdaughter, Maureen McCoy of Moscow, Pa.
Calling hours are from 
1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Haughey Funeral Home.
Services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s 
Church.
Burial will be in the Lamb Cemetery, Jackson, Pa.



 Edward W.  Halsey
GREENWOOD | Edward W. Halsey, 74, died Friday, April 19, 2002 
at his home.
He worked as a welder for Air PreHeater of Wellsville and 
Joyce Pipeline of Andover, and as a truck driver for Southern 
Tier Pallet Co.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Halsey; a son, Edward W. 
Halsey, Jr. of Andover; three daughters, Judy Mitchell of 
Avoca, Darlene Hink of Greenwood, and Debra Woodwoth of 
Wayland; four step-sons, Robert Malesinski and Jesse Reid, 
both of North Carolina, Daniel Malesinski of South Carolina, 
and Joshua Morgan of Greenwood; three step-daughters, Kimberly 
Malesinski of Pennsylvania, Joan DeWall of Florida, and Jolene 
O’Brien of Greenwood; a brother, Francis Halsey of Andover; 
two sisters, Mary Bise of Greenwood and Heidi Reese of 
Wellsville.
There will be no calling hours or funeral service.
Arrangements are by the H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 29 
E. Main St., Canisteo.



 M. Beatrice  Hanley
SYRACUSE | M. Beatrice “Bea” Hanley, 78, of Syracuse, died 
Tuesday, May 7, 2002.
She had been a customer service representative for New York 
Telephone, retiring in 1980 with 27 years of service.
Survivors include a niece, Barbara Vardaro of Marshfield, Ma.; 
two nephews, David Hanley of Stanley and Robert Hanley of 
Geneva.
A graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. 
Mary’s Cemetery, Corning.
Arrangements are by Burns-Garfield Funeral Home, 3175 East 
Genesee St., Syracuse.



 Todd W. Hargrave 
CAMERON | Todd W. Hargrave, 39, of 5453 County Route 119 died 
May 2, 2002 in a car accident.
Survivors include a daughter, Cassandra Hargrave; twin sons, 
Todd W. II and Craig M. Hargrave all of Florida; his mother 
Gladys M. Hargrave of Addison; two brothers, Thomas W. 
Hargrave of Addison, Timothy W. Hargrave of Cameron Mills; 
five sisters, Dawn Reagan of Wellsville, Deborah Hoad of 
Cameron Mills, Terri Farrand of Woodhull, Tina Stewart of 
Woodhull and Tammy Dunn of Addison. 
Calling hours will be today from 11 a.m.-1p.m. at the Flint 
Funeral Home, 10 Wall St., Addison.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 1 p.m. with Rev. Brian Diffenbacher officiating. Burial 
will be at Hedgesville Cemetery.



 Leon C.  Harrau
CORNING | Leon C. Harrau, 79, of Corning, died Saturday, May 
11, 2002 at his home on Wilson Street.
He was a retired employee of Corning Inc. where he was foreman 
of the firm’s former Pressware plant.
Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Harrau of Stoughton, 
Mass., and Bonnie Harrau of Corning; and a son, David Bliss of 
Grove City, Ohio.
Calling Hours are 7-9 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home 
Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St. Services will be held at 11 a.m. 
Tuesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery, Painted Post.



 Donald C.  Hartwell
PENN YAN | Donald Clair Hartwell, 53, of South Hamilton 
Street, Painted Post, died Saturday, March 30, 2002 at 
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital.
He had worked for Corning Inc. as an inspector at the 
Pressware plant for over 20 years.
Survivors include his mother, Norma Hartwell of Painted Post; 
two sons, James Hartwell of Texas and Shawn Hartwell of 
Maryland; two sisters, Sharon Hartwell and Deborah Hartwell, 
both of Painted Post.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Fairview 
Cemetery, Painted Post.
Arrangements are by Acly-Stover Funeral Home, Corning.



 Sherman A.  Hauber
MILLBURY, MASS. | Sherman A. Hauber, 88, formerly of Savona, 
N.Y. and Rochester, N.Y., died Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at 
Providence Nursing Home, Millbury. 
He was the owner of J.E. Hauber & Son grocery store in Savona, 
N.Y.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Ann Campbell of 
Millbury and Mary Louise Brown of Rochester, N.Y.; one son, 
John D. Hauber of Rochester, N.Y.; one sister, Anita Leonard 
of Savona, N.Y.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Savona Federated 
Church, the Rev. Ron Huckabone officiating. Burial will be in 
Seamens Cemetery, Savona, N.Y.
Arrangements are by the Seager Funeral Home.



 Frederick G. Hawkins 
ELMIRA | Frederick G. Hawkins, 75, of Shappee Street, 
Horseheads, died Friday, May 10, 2002 at Arnot Ogden Medical 
Center.
He had worked for Empire Airgas in Elmira as a pipe welding 
supply operations manager.
Survivors include one daughter, Nanda Covell of Horseheads; 
one son, Mark Hawkins of Bel Air, Md.; one sister, Laura 
Eldridge of Elmira Heights.
Calling hours are 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the Barber Funeral Home, 
413 S. Main St., Horseheads.
Services will be held there at 10 a.m. Monday, the Rev. Janice 
Fitzgerald officiating. Burial with military honors will be in 
Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.



 Olga Eleanor Healey 
WELLSBORO, PA. | Olga Eleanor Healey, 85, of Route 49, Nelson, 
died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial 
Hospital.
She served as tax collector in Nelson for many years
Survivors include, her husband of 66 years, Hugh Healey; two 
daughters, Joann Linder of Lawrenceville and Gretchen Linder 
of Burlington, N.C.
Calling hours are 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 
214 W. Main St., Elkland.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Church of 
Nelson, the Rev. Harry Dow officiating. Burial will be in 
Nelson Cemetery.



 Ruth S.  Heath 
MASSENA | Ruth S. Heath, 78, of 55 Victory Road, formerly of 
Monterey, died Friday, May 31, 2002 at her daughter’s home.
Survivors include her daughter, Sandra L. Boyer of Messena; 
six sons, George E. Heath of Monterey, Steven L. Heath of 
Bettendorf, Iowa, Phillip Heath of Tucson, Ariz., David P. 
Heath of West Palm Beach, Fla., William A. Heath of Coral 
Springs, Fla., and James E. Heath of Horseheads.
There will be no calling hours or services. Burial will be in 
Beaver Dams Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Donaldson Funeral Home.



 Alice Virtue Taggart Heebner
MONTOUR FALLS | Alice Virtue Taggart Heebner, 94, formerly of 
Elmira, died Saturday, April 13, 2002 at Schuyler Hospital.
She was a retired teacher.
Survivors include a son, Dan Heebner of Raleigh, N.C.
Calling hours are 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the 
Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira.
Services will be held there at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will 
be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.



 Barbara O.  Hemingway
KITTERY, MAINE | Barbara Orsini Hemingway, 47, formerly of the 
Corning, N.Y., area and late of 122 Norton Road, Kittery, died 
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, at her home.
A 1972 graduate of Horseheads High School, Horseheads, N.Y., 
she was a partner in Piscataqua Landscaping Co. Inc. and 
designed perennial gardens. She retired from Piscataqua in 
1994 and was ordained a minister of sacred arts by the 
International Healers Assembly of Spiritual Healers and Earth 
Stewards in 1999.
Survivors include her husband of 21 years, Booth Hemingway; 
two sons, Sam Hemingway and Booth Hemingway, both of Kittery; 
her mother, Irene Orsini of Big Flats, N.Y.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. John’s 
Episcopal Church on Chapel Street in Portsmouth, N.H.
Arrangements are by J.S. Pelkey Funeral Home, 125 Old Post 
Road, Kittery.



 Olive J. Henderson
ELMIRA | Olive J. Henderson, 73, formerly of Corning, died 
Monday, Feb. 11, 2002 at Arnot Ogden Hospital.
Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. Friday at Carpenters Funeral Home, 
14 E. Pulteney St., Corning.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 4 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Beaver Dams Cemetery.



 Richard L. Henn 
CANISTEO | Richard L. Henn, 70, of Maple Street died Sat., 
Feb. 16, 2002 at home unexpectedly.
He had owned and operated Henn’s Greenhouse in Canisteo for 
many years and established H&H Woodcraft in Canisteo.
Survivors include a son, Richard Henn Jr. of Eldersburg, Md.; 
two stepdaughters, Sharon Lange of Westbury, Long Island, and 
Nancy Moloney of Staten Island; two brothers, Frank Henn and 
Edward Henn; two sisters, Margaret O’Keefe and Mary Wisnisai.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at H.P. Smith & Son, 
Funeral Home, 29 Main St, the Rev. John Sawyer officiating. 
Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Canisteo.



 Emily P.  Henry
HORNELL | Emily P. Henry, 92, of Crosby Creek Road, died 
Tuesday April 2, 2002 at home.
She was a former employee at Westinghouse in Bath.
Survivors include, five daughters, Maxine Henry of Hornell, 
Edna Kull of Zephryhills, Fla., Louise Lewis of Troupsburg, 
Roxy Robords of Howard, and Mildred Briggs of Hornell; a son, 
Forest Duane Henry if Waveland, Mich.
Calling hours are from 
2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the H. P. Smith & Sons Funeral 
Home, 29 E. Main St. Canisteo.
Services will be there at 11 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Dudley 
Jenkins officiating.
Burial will be in the Maplewood Cemetery, Alfred.



 Theresa A. Herritt
CORNING | Theresa A. Herritt, 71, of Decatur Street, Corning, 
died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, at Corning Hospital.
Survivors include a daughter, Theresa Zaniecki of Austin, 
Texas; four sons, Ralph Herritt of Corning, James Herritt of 
Hoover, Ala., Larry Herritt of Rochester and David Herritt of 
Stanford, Conn.; three sisters, Betty Darcangelo and Mary 
Moleski of Corning, and Sally McPherson of Mesa, Ariz.; two 
brothers, Charles McPherson of Monterey, Nev., and Robert 
McPherson of Phoenix, Ariz.
Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. today at Phillips Funeral Home, 17 
W. Pulteney St., Corning.
Private, graveside services will be at Hope Cemetery, Corning.



 Dora R.  Hess
ELMIRA | Dora Rinebold Hess, 81, of 215 Coleman Ave., died 
Monday, May 6, 2002 at Arnot-Ogden Hospital.
She had been an elementary educator for more than 30 years.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Stanley Melvin 
Hess; two sons, Ronald G. Hess of Elmira Heights and Robert A. 
Hess of Elmira; two daughters, Linda J. Hart of Los Angeles, 
Calif., and Pamela M. Miller of Millerton, Pa.
Calling hours are noon-2 p.m. Saturday at Kenyon Funeral Home, 
222 W. Main St., Westfield, Pa.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Sabinsville Cemetery, 
Sabinsville, Pa. 



 Floyd Hibbard
CORNING | Floyd Hibbard, 90, of 120 Creekside Drive, Apt. 19, 
Painted Post, formerly of Addison, died Tuesday, March 19, 
2002 at Corning Hospital.
He was a construction worker and a dairy farmer.
Survivors include one brother, Sherman Hibbard of Painted 
Post.
Calling hours are 1-3 p.m. Friday at the Flint Funeral Home, 
10 Wall St., Addison. 
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 3 p.m. Friday, the Rev. Gloria Gay officiating. Burial will 
be in Addison 



 Gertrude M.  Hickey
CORNING | Gertrude M. Hickey, 93, formerly of Hamilton Circle, 
Painted Post, died Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at Founders 
Pavilion.
She was a retired nurse at Corning Hospital as well as a 
private-duty nurse.
Calling hours are 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home 
Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 3 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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