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Harold E. Raner HORNELL | Harold E. Raner, 89, of 12 North St., Canisteo, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at St. James Hospital. He had been a truck driver for Cimpi Trucking of Auburn, was manager of the Onondaga Supply Store in Auburn, and worked for Singer Climate Control in Auburn. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Beryl Amerman Raner; two daughters, Brenda Goldian of Baltimore, Md., and Sue Jayne of Auburn. Private services will be held at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home of Canisteo, the Rev. Jane Shumway officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Almond. Pauline H. Raniewicz ELMIRA HEIGHTS | Pauli-ne H. Raniewicz, 93, of College Avenue Elmira Heights, died Saturday March 30, 2002. She was a retired employee of Upstate Tool and the former Berger-Sherin Silk Mill. Survivors include many nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours are at 10:30 a.m. today at the Kalec Funeral Home. Service will be there at noon today at the St. Casimir’s Church. The Rev. Christopher Linsler officiating. Burial will be in the St. Peter & Paul Cemetery. J. Thomas Recotta CORNING | J. Thomas “Tom” Recotta, 59, of 20 Flint Road, Horseheads, died Saturday, April 13, 2002 at Corning Hospital. He was a properties manager at Corning Inc. Survivors include his wife, Dianne C. Recotta of Horseheads; two sons, Robert T. Recotta of Buffalo, James P. Recotta of Corning; a brother, Robert E. Recotta of Avon. Calling hours are 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Vincent De Paul Church, 222 Dodge Ave., Corning. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning. Mary T. Reed BATH | Mary T. Reed, 56, of 10 W. Morris Street, Bath died Saturday, May 25, 2002 at the Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Reed was born in N. Hornell, April 19, 1946 the daughter of the late Leverette and Phillis (Ross) Terwilliger. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband Roland Reed of Bath, NY; 2 daughters, Yvonne Reed of Buffalo, NY and Suzette Reed of Bath, NY; her son Jeffery Reed of Canyon County, CA; her granddaughter, Christa Jacobs; 2 sisters, Gail (Charles) Scully of Liverpool, NY and Daisey (Jay) Allmann of Liverpool, NY and several nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her parents. Friends may call today, May 29th from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM at Fagan’s Funeral Home in Bath. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 11:30 AM at the funeral home with Reverend Robert Tuttle officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Almond, NY. Memorial donations, in Mary’s name, may be made to the National MS Society, Upstate New York Chapter, Donor Relations Center, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620. John P. Resotko WHITNEYVILLE, PA. | John P. Resotko, 64, of Whitneyville, died Sunday, March 3, 2002 at home. He had been owner of the Great Valley House Restaurant in Ansonia and worked for Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro for 10 years. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Annbeth Kurtzo; a daughter, Theresa Weir; a son, John Resotko; three brothers, Steve Resotko of Pompton Plaines, N.J., Bill Resotko of Clifton, N.Y, and Joseph Resotko of The Poconos; three sisters, Ann Scherback of Clifton, N.J., Helen Shovan of Hawthorn, N.J., and Maryanne Davieau of Allentown. Calling hours are 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Wellsboro. Dwight R. Reynolds CANISTEO | Dwight R. Reynolds, 71, of Green Street died Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at home. He had been a spinner specialist for Corning Inc., retiring in 1987. Survivors include his wife, Natalie S. Brasted Reynolds; three sons, Scott Reynolds of Canisteo, Craig Reynolds of Bluffton, Ind., and Robert Reynolds of Anderson Island, Wash.; a sister, Erma Landon of Safety Harbor, Fla. There will be no calling hours. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery. Arrangements are by H.P. Smith & Son Funeral Home, Canisteo. Hilda Rhodes PAYSON, Ariz. | Hilda Rhodes, 94, of Payson, formerly of Big Flats, died Friday, April 5, 2002 at home. She had been the historian of the Town of Big Flats, N.Y. Survivors include two sons, Robert Steel of Payson and Thomas Rhodes of Big Flats, N.Y.; two daughters, Margaret Johnston of Frierson, La. and Esther Good, of Horseheads, N.Y. Calling hours are 7-9 p.m. today and 1-3 p.m. Thursday at Hills Funeral Home, 69 Main St., Big Flats, N.Y. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 3 p.m. Thursday, the Rev. William Wells officiating. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, N.Y. Otto Richards VENICE, Fla. | Otto Richards, 95, of Southport, N.Y., died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002 at his winter home. He was an insurance and real estate agent for Mutual of Omaha. Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Idalene Richards of Southport; one son, Bill Richards of Doylestown, Pa.; one daughter, Joyce Corcoran of Burns, Ore. Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport. Services will be held there at 10 a.m. Friday, the Rev. Cathryn S. Black officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Jean R. Rider ELMIRA | Jean R. Roemmelt Rider, 84, of Bennett Circle West, Elmira Heights, died Monday, April 15, 2002 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She had worked as an officer for Marine Midland Bank with over 25 years of service. Survivors include a brother, Robert A. Roemmelt Sr. of Horseheads. Calling hours are 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Dr. Walter B. Funk officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. June A. Ridgway SAYRE, Pa. | June A. Ridgway, 84, of Day Spring Apartments in Corning, N.Y., formerly of Plainsboro, N.J., died Monday, May 20, 2002 at Robert Packer Hospital. Survivors include one daughter, Sherry Palmquist of Horseheads, N.Y.; one son, Raymond C. Ridgway of Mill Valley, Calif. Services will be held at 4 p.m. June 8 at the Brainerd Cemetery, Cranbury, N.J. Arrangements are by the Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats, N.Y. Gladys M. Rinehart CORNING | Gladys M. Rinehart, 89, of Beaver Dams, died Monday, March 18, 2002 at Corning Hospital. Survivors include two brothers, Elmer Beard of Odessa and Adelbert Beard of Farmington; three sisters, Marien Beard of Corning, Alberta Beard-Wallas of Bath and Alice Chase of Campbell. Services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning. Burial will be in Post Creek Cemetery. Frederick L. Roberts OCALA, Fla. | Frederick L. Roberts, 88, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002 at Munroe Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. He was a former Angelica, N.Y., resident having served as mayor, school board president and village trustee. He was owner and founder of Fred Roberts Auto Parts Inc. and owner of the Bowes Seal Fast franchise and several car washes. Survivors include a son, Paul Roberts of Ocala; a brother, Harold “Tommy” Roberts of Annandale, Va. Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Brown & Powers Funeral Home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Angelica United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Until the Day Dawns Cemetery, Angelica, N.Y. Ronald T. Robertson MELBOURNE, FLA. | Ronald T. Robertson, 53, of 1139 Price Ave. N.W., Palm Bay, formerly of Addison, N.Y., died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002 at Holmes Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. He was a former senior machine design engineer for Hills Inc. of West Melbourne. He also worked for North American Phillips in Bath, N.Y. Survivors include his parents, Elden and Dorothy Robertson of Addison, N.Y.; three brothers, Randall Robertson of Cameron, N.Y., and Richard Robertson and Rodney Robertson, both of Addison, N.Y.; two sisters, Rebecca Dyke of Syracuse, N.Y. and Roxanne Dickerson of Addison, N.Y. Arrangements are pending at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall St., Addison, N.Y. Ronald T. Robertson MELBOURNE, FLA. | Ronald T. Robertson, 53, of 1139 Price Ave., Palm Bay, and formerly of Addison, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002 at Homes Regional Medical Center. He had been a senior machine design engineer for Hills Inc. of West Melbourne. He had also worked for North American Phillips in Bath, N.Y., and was a policeman in Addison, N.Y. Survivors include his parents, Elden and Dorothy Robertson of Addison, N.Y.; three brothers, Randall Robertson of Cameron, N.Y., Richard Robertson and Rodney Robertson, both of Addison, N.Y.; two sisters, Rebecca Dyke of Syracuse, N.Y., and Roxanne Dickerson of Addison, N.Y. Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall St., Addison, N.Y. Services will be held there at 1 p.m. Thursday, the Rev. David Dyke officiating. Burial will be in Addison Rural Cemetery, Addison, N.Y. Allyn E. Robinson WELLSBURG | Allyn E. Robinson, 72, of Lower Maple Avenue, died Monday, May 27, 2002 at home. He had worked for Fagan Engineers for many years. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Lucille Smith Robinson; five sons, Greg Robinson of Reston, Va., Jay Robinson of Amherst, Bryon Robinson of Elmira, Mark Robinson and Jeff Robinson of both of Corning; two daughters, Linda Robinson of Martinsburg, W. Va. and Dianne M. Robinson of Corning; a brother, Sheldon Robinson of Wellsburg. Calling hours are 5-8 p.m. today at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 112 Broadway, Southport. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Trinity Episcopal Church, 304 North Main St., Elmira, the Rev. William Lutz officiating. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg. Theodore R. Robords HORNELL | Theodore R. Robords, 82, of Hornell Gardens, 434 Monroe Ave., died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002 at Hornell Gardens after along illness. He had been a farmer in Arkport. Survivors include two sisters, Iris Ellis of Auburn and Phylis Wilkens of Worthington, Ohio; two brothers, David Robords of Glastonburg, Conn., and L. James Robords of Arkport. Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-8 p.m. Friday at Robertson Funeral Home, Hornell. Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Arkport Cemetery, Arkport. Frances E. Rodabaugh HORSEHEADS | Frances E. Rodabaugh, 91, died Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at Elcor Health Services. Survivors include three daughters, Janice Ingersoll, Phyllis Kehoe and Sherry Hultzman; two sons, Harry Rodabaugh and Dennis Rodabaugh; two brothers, Rexford Ostrander and Leon Ostrander. Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill Street & Grand Central Avenue, Horseheads. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 p.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Dr. Dale Ingersoll officiating. Burial will be in Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin. Merritt D. Rogers ELMIRA | Merritt D. “Happy” Rogers, 76, of South Avenue, died Sunday, April 28, 2002 at St. Joseph’s Hospital following a long illness. He had been a self-employed carpenter and also worked at the Chemung Speedrome. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Marilyn Owen Rogers; three daughters, Marietta Beiling of Wellsburg, Bonnie Bristow of Pine City, and Terry Bonham of Wellsville; one sister, Nellie Jackson of Elmira; one brother, George Rogers of Utah. Calling hours are 12-2 and 4-6 p.m. Thursday at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 6 p.m. Thursday, Pastor Jack Owens officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.