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Duane D. Spencer ELMIRA | Duane ’Doc’ Dennison Spencer, 76, of 103 Walnut St. Ext., Elkland, Pa., died Thursday, May 23, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He worked for Consolidated Gas Co. for more than 35 years. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, R. Waneta; two daughters, Lorraine Spencer of Rye, N.H. and Kelli Marchi of Addison. Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., 214 W. Main St., Elkland, Pa. Services will be held there at 1p.m. Monday, the Rev. Edward Huyler officiating. Burial will be in Ackley Cemetery, Clymer Township, Pa. Claude Spicer ELMIRA | Claude “Fred” Spicer, 64, of Elmira, died Friday, April 19, 2002. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Marcia Minturn Spicer; two sons, Claude Spicer Jr. of Elmira, Christopher Spicer of Elmira; four daughters, Joan Paul of Elmira, Debra Spicer of Elmira, Kimberlie Spicer of Elmira, April Spicer of Elmira; two brothers, Gene Spicer of Caledonia, Donald Spicer of Texas; six sisters, Carolyn Spicer of Elmira, Helen Spicer Feduke of Binghamton, Charlyle Burdick Rice of Waverly, Linda Burdick VanNorman of Waverly, Twila Burdick Myers of Lockwood, Mista Burdick Lopez of Columbia Crossroads, Pa. Calling hours are 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Kalec Funeral Home, Elmira. Services will be held there at 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. David Ivy officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Catherine St. John ATHENS, PA. | Catherine St. John, 76, formerly of Elmira, died Wednesday, April 17, 2002. There will be no calling hours and services will be private. Dustin J. Stanley WELLSBORO, Pa. | Dustin James Stanley, 18, of Wellsboro, died Thursday, May 2, 2002 at home. He was a Senior at the Wellsboro High School. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Ed and Valerie Stanley-Welfling of Wellsboro; a brother, Ryan C. Stanley at home; a sister, Charissa M. Stanley at home; two step brothers, Karl Welfling and Jon Welfling both at home. Calling hours are 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Central Avenue, Wellsboro the Rev. Peter Menghini officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Sandra K. Staples ROCHESTER | Sandra K. Staples, 59, of 162 Hoover Drive, Greece, died Saturday, May 25, 2002 at the Latta Road Nursing Home. She was retired from Eastman Kodak. Survivors include her parents, Robert and Marilyn Woodcock Staples. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Sabinsville Cemetery, Sabinsville, Pa. Arrangements are by Kenyon Funeral Home Inc. in Westfield, Pa. Angel Stebbins BATH | Angel Stebbins, 26, of Bath, formerly of Corning, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002. Survivors include two daughters, Kristina Potter and Melissa Davis; two brothers, Dominic Potter and Henry Stebbins; a sister, Blanche Davis of Corning; a brother, Terry Potter of Madison; her mother, Hattie Harshberger; her father, Leon Smith. Calling hours are 10 a.m.-noon Monday at Carpent-er’s Funeral Home, 14 East Pulteney St., Corning. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at noon Monday, the Rev. Frank Marrow officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Corning. Julia Basal Stermer CORNING | Julia Basal Stermer, 88, formerly of Corning and Elmira Heights, died Friday, April 12, 2002 at Corning Hospital. Survivors include a daughter, Bonnie Jarrett of Remsen; a son, Paul Stermer of Fresno, Calif. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, Corning, the Rev. Wade Jarrett officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Emerson B. Stevens HORNELL | Emerson B. Stevens, 93, of 7 Hakes Ave., died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002 at St. James Mercy Hospital. He was the owner and operator of the former Emerson B. Stevens Gift Shop on Main Street for 36 years. Survivors include a niece, Barbara Vosler of Getty-sburg, Pa., and a nephew, James Stevens of Wellsboro, Pa. Calling hours are 2-3 p.m. Monday at Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home Inc., 285 Main St. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 3 p.m. Monday, the Rev. David Kilgore officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery. James T. Stevens VALOIS | James T. Stevens, 76, of Valois, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002 at home. He retired from the United States Department of Agriculture as executive director for the Schuyler County Office of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service. Survivors include his wife, Elaine C. Stevens; two daughters, Catherine Joseph of Huntington and Ellen R. Stevens of Valois; two sisters, Jeannette Hull of Valois, and Joan Platt of Nokomis, Fla. Calling hours are 3-5 p.m. Friday at Hector Presbyterian Church, Hector. Services will be held there at 6:30 p.m. Friday, the Rev. Cynthia Harvey officiating. Arrangements are by Vedder and Scott Inc. Funeral Home, Montour Falls. Leonard J. Stiles CORNING | Leonard J. Stiles, 70, of Corning, died Tuesday April 2, 2002 at the Corning Hospital. Survivors include four sons, James Prouty Jr., David Stiles and Michael Stiles, all of Corning, and Ross Stiles of Florida; a daughter, Linda Bates of Corning; two brothers, Ira Stiles of Hornell and Edwin Stiles of Florida; five sisters, Mary Cone, Alice Flint and Betty Stiles, both of Hornell, Dorothy Payne of Avoca, Betty Evans of Lancaster, Pa., Lois Brizze of Wellsville. Calling hours are from 2-4 p.m. Friday at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning. Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, the Rev. Larry Parker officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Caton. Raymond D. Stilts ELKLAND, Pa. | Raymond D. Stilts, 26, of 310 Legion Heights, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002 at home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post, N.Y. Alice V. Stoddard HORNELL | Alice V. Stoddard, 80, of Church Street Court, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002 at McAuley Manor. Survivors include three daughters, Betty Ake and Lynn Lenhart both of Hornell and Linda Stuck of Almond; four sons, Donald Stoddard Sr. of Wayland, Neil Stoddard, William Stoddard and James Stoddard all of Hornell. Calling hours are 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St., Hornell. Services will be held there at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Rural Cemetery, Hornell. Lois R. Storch ELMIRA | Lois R. Storch, 73, of Elmira, died Thursday, April 4, 2002 at home. She worked in the auditing department at Sears for several years. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, John F. Storch; two daughters, Susan L. Storch of Lebanon, N.J. and Karen B. Storch of Horseheads; one son, Lorin C. Storch of Elmira; two brothers, Willis Bennett of Brookside, Pa., and Everett Bennett of Helena, Ala. Calling hours are noon- 3 p.m. Saturday at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 126 Broadway, Southport. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 3 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Richard Curtis officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Richard G. Streeter ELKLAND, PA. | Richard G. Streeter, 78, died Friday, March 1, 2001 at home after a brief illness. He had owned and operated Schoonover’s Restaurant and Dairy Bar for many years. Survivors include three sons, Gary Streeter of Andover, Scott Streeter of Elkland and Todd Streeter of Westfield; two daughters Bonney Merchant of Austinburg and Pamela Salek of Galeton. Services will be held at 3 p.m. March 9 at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland. Vera Struzinsky HORSEHEADS | Vera Kent Struzinsky, 94, of Middle Road, died Saturday, May 11, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. She was a homemaker and retired assembler with the former Eclipse Co. in Elmira Heights. Survivors include daughters Alice Struzinsky of Oswego and Cleta Lewis of Naples, Fla. There will be no prior services. Burial will be in Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin. Arrangements are by Barber Funeral Home. Antoinette Sullivan ELMIRA | Antoinette Sullivan of Sagetown Road, Webbs Mills, died Monday, March 18, 2002 at St. Joseph’s Hospital following an illness. She was a bookeeper for Marine Midland Bank. Survivors include one daughter, Joan Easton of Pine City; one son, John James Sullivan Jr. of Glendale, Ariz.; one brother, John Cascio of Elmira; three sisters, Ann Malone of Rochester, Amelia Morrell of Elmira, and Marie Crispino of Painted Post. Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. today at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Church in Elmira, the Monsignor Charles Stubbs officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. Beatrice M. Sumey ALEXANDER CITY, ALA. | Beatrice Mae Sumey, 81, of Alexander City, died Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at Adam’s Nursing Home. Survivors include four sons, Melvyn Sumey of Port Richey, Fla., Dennis Sumey of Bath, N.Y., Randy Sumey of Corning, N.Y., and Jody Sumey of Burlington, N.C.; five daughters, Tina Horton of Ithaca, N.Y., Sharon Sumey and Melody Valley both of Maine, Jill Rude of Cragford, Ala., and Cindy Graham of Addison, N.Y. A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 440 Highway 280, Alexander City, Brother James Belyeu officiating. Arrangements are by Alabama Funeral Homes and Cremation Centers. Sandra L. Sutton CAMERON MILLS | Sandra L. Sutton, 57, of 4308 County Route 24, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002 at home. She was a nurse at the Bath Veterans Administration Medical Center. Survivors include her husband, Philip Sutton; one daughter, Heidi Sutton of Cameron Mills; two sons, Philip Sutton Jr. of Cameron Mills and Jared Sutton of Ft. Lewis, Wash.; her mother, Alice Eade of Bath; one sister, Patricia Comstock of New Mexico; six brothers, Richard Charles and Robert Eade, both of New York, James Eade of Ohio, John Eade, Fred Eade, and Leonard Eade, all of California. Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall St., Addison. Services will be held there at 2 p.m. Sunday, the Rev. Dale Ingraham officiating. Donald C. Sutton ELMIRA | Donald C. Sutton, 75, of 6361 Squirrel Road, Cameron Mills, died Sunday, May 26, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Survivors include nine children, Barbara Laursen of Penn Yan, Deborah Haley of Bath, Patricia Yarka of Bath, Betty Sutton of Texas, Linda Miller of Howard, Dawn Hoyt of Campbell, Wayne Sutton of Cameron Mills, Susan Steed of Atlanta, Ga. and Roger Surron of Bath; brothers Leonard Sutton of Campbell and Ralph Sutton of Cameron Mills; sisters Margaret Harris and Pauline Ormsby, both of Corning. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Seager Funeral Home, Main Street, Savona. Services will be held there at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in the Coopers Plains Cemetery, Coopers Plains. Anna Svec CORNING | Anna Svec, 81, of Painted Post, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002 at Corning Hospital. She was a homemaker. She also worked in the payroll department for Ingersol Rand in Painted Post. Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Ann Vogt of Painted Post; one son, Steven Svec of Port Ewen. A graveside service will be held in April at Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post. Arrangements are by Carpenter’s Funeral Home. Barry Swan LINDLEY | Barry “Butch, Louie” Swan, 52, of Lindley, died Saturday, April 20, 2002. He had been employed at Corning Inc. Fall Brook Plant. Survivors include his wife Regina “Jeannie” M. Dibble Swan; four brothers, Richard Swan of Corning, Larry Swan, Roger Swan and Jeffrey Swan, all of Lindley; a sister, Candy Swan of Corning. Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Acly-Stover Funeral Home, 327 E. Second St., Corning. Services will be held there at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Presho Cemetery, Lindley. Barry “Louie” Swan CORNING | Barry Swan, 52, of Morgan Creek Road, Lindley, died Saturday, April 20, 2002 at Corning Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Acly-Stover Funeral Home. Esther L. Swanson CARY, N.C. | Esther L. Swanson, 95, of Cary, formerly of Elmira, N.Y., died Monday, April 15, 2002 at Cary Manor Nursing Home. She retired from N.Y. Telephone. Survivors include a niece and nephews. Calling hours are 2-4:30 p.m. Thursday at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland, Pa. Services will be held there at 7 p.m. Thursday, the Rev. Robert Ford officiating. Burial will be in Powers Cemetery, Lawrenceville, Pa. F. Eloise Swarts SAYRE, PA. | F. Eloise Swarts, 70, of County Route 89, Bath, N.Y., died Monday, March 4, 2002 at Robert Packer Hospital. Survivors include a son, Dale Swarts of Wayland, N.Y.; two daughters, Gale Schirmer of Hammondsport, N.Y., and Hope Swarts of Bath, N.Y.; two brothers, Tracy Harter of South Dansville, N.Y., and DeMyrl Harter of Wayland; N.Y.; four sisters, Ruby Brundage of Canisteo, N.Y., Wilma King of South Dansville, N.Y., Margaret Downey of Livonia, N.Y., and Illa France of Coweta, Okla. Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Hindle Funeral Home, 271 Main St., Dansville, N.Y. Services will be held there at 11 a.m. Friday, the Rev. Gary Wickard officiating. Burial will be in Rogersville Forest Lawn Cemetery, Dansville, N.Y. Omar H. Swift WELLSBORO, Pa. | Omar H. Swift, 82, of Tioga, died Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital. He had been a house mover and operated his own business in New Jersey also owned and operated Tioga Hunting Preserve. Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Rita Fenner Swift; four daughters, Betty Andreason Link, of Lawrenceville, Lillian Brown of Bridgeton, N.Y., Claudia Brown of Charlotte, N.C. and LuAnn Morgan of Lake Wylie, S.C. Calling hours are 2-3 p.m. Saturday at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 3 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. William Tadder ELMIRA | William Tadder, 62, of Elmira, died Saturday, May 11, 2002. He was a tavern owner and a veteran. Survivors include Constance Ryan Tadder; two daughters, Helen Benedict of Elmira Heights and Laurie Orr of Erin; and a brother, Edwin Tadder of Eustis, Fla. Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home at Mill Street and Grand Central Avenue, Horseheads. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Deacon Robert Stowell officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Watkins Glen. Lloyd E. Taft WELLSBORO, PA. | Lloyd E. Taft, 77, of Box 55, Cowanesque, died Monday, May 13, 2002 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. He had worked for Eberle Tanning Co., Westfield. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Taft; two daughters, Barbara Lewis of Coudersport and Lou Ann Taft of Englewood, Fla.; two brothers, Milton Taft of Knoxville and Paul Taft of Westfield; four sisters, Louise Plumley of Coudersport, Phyllis Potter of Westfield, Janet Cary of Cownaesque and Rose Kimble of Elkland. Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 West Main Street, Westfield. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Westfield the Rev. Wieslaw Ziebacz officiating. Burial will be in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield. Wanda C. Talbett COUDERSPORT, PA. | Wanda C. Talbett, 74, of Ulysses, died Monday, March 18, 2002 at Cole Memorial Hospital. She had been a houseparent and drug and alcohol counselor in Wellsville, N.Y. Survivors include two sons, David Talbett of Whitesville, N.Y. and Paul Talbett of Kempner, Texas; a brother, Clifford Cornell of Norfolk, Va.; two sisters, Sharon Coyle of Wellsville, N.Y., and Sandra Witter of Auburn, N.Y. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ulysses First Baptist Church, the Rev. Dr. Richard G. Kirk officiating. Burial will in North Bingham Cemetery. Arrangements are by Benjamin R. Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses. Susan Thomas Taluba FORTY FORT, PA. | Susan Thomas Taluba, 91, formerly of Corning, N.Y., died Sunday, May 19, 2002. She was a registered nurse until her retirement in the early ’90s. Survivors include two daughters, Michaelyn Compton and Susan M. Taluba, both of Forty Fort. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Hanover Green Cemetery, the Rev. Patrice Green officiating. Kniffen O-Malley Funeral Home Inc., 465 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre is in charge of arrangements. William J. Tanner WELLSBORO, Pa. | William J. Tanner, 81, of Sherwood Street, died Thursday, May 16, 2002 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital. He had been a supervisor for Corning, Inc., Wellsboro, retiring in 1979 after 38 years of service. Survivors include two sons, Frank W. Tanner of Knoxville, Tenn. and Donald G. Tanner of Irwin; a daughter, Nancy J. Bowen of Lykens; a sister, Pauline Sharp of Mansfield. Calling hours are 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 6 p.m. Sunday, the Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. June C. Taylor HORSEHEADS | June C. Taylor, 87, of Bethany Village, formerly of West-lake Street, died Wednes-day, March 20, 2002. She was retired from Westinghouse Inc., Horseheads. Survivors include a son, Ernie C. Taylor of DuBois, Pa.; two brothers, Richard Carrier of Pine Valley and Alan Carrier of Ovid; a sister, Wilma Carlton of Alpine. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the First United Methodist Church. Arrangements are by Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads. Theresa C. Terry SARASOTA, Fla. | Theresa C. Terry of 18 Sawyer Street, Hornell N.Y., died Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. She had been employed as a waitress for 30 years at the former Big Elms Restaurant, Hornell, N.Y. Survivors include three daughters, Susanne Wedlake of Sarasota, Sharland Winer of Rochester, N.Y., and Mary Theresa Rodriguez of Pittsford, N.Y.; two sons, J. Bernard Smith of Americus, Ga., and Stephen Terry of North Hornell, N.Y. Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, 285 Main St., Hornell, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday at St. Ann’s Church. Burial will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Hornell, N.Y. Evangeline L. Thrall ELMIRA | Evangeline L. Thrall, 73, of Route 414, Corning, died Feb. 11, 2002 at Arnot Ogden Hospital. She retired from Schweizer Aircraft Corp. after 47 years of service. Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Gene Thrall of Corning; a son, Raymond Thrall of Erin; two daughters, Rebecca Hoffman of Horseheads and Penny Nelson of Corning; three brothers, Roderick Coons of Pinckney, Mich., Raymond Coons of Las Vegas, Nev., and Robert Coons of Brigham City, Utah; a sister, Eloise Marzec of Prescott, Ariz. Calling hours are 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Carpenters Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning. Services will be held there at 11 a.m. Friday.