Miscellaneous Steuben County, New York Obituaries

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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.

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