Miscellaneous Steuben County, New York Obituaries

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Neva P. Webster 
WELLSBORO, PA. | Neva P. Webster, 96, of Wellsboro, died 
Thursday, March 7, 2002 at Carleton Senior Care Home.
She and her husband, Merle B. Webster helped establish the 
Calvary Tabernacle, Assembly of God Church, in Wellsboro. She 
was also a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Helen Robinson and Vida 
Compton, both of Wellsboro; a son, Paul W. Webster of 
Wellsboro.
Calling hours are 7-9 p.m. Monday at Tussey-Mosher Funeral 
Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro.
Services will be held there at 11 a.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Vern 
Holliday officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, 
Holliday.



 Herbert S. Welch 
TARPON SPRINGS, FLA. | Herbert S. Welch, 89, of IHS Nursing 
Home, formerly of Corning, died Wednesday, March 20, 2002.
He retired from Corning Community College and Corning Inc.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours.
A memorial service will be at a later date. Arrangements are 
by Acly-Stover Funeral Home, Corning, N.Y.



 Herbert S.  Welch 
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. | Herbert S. Welch, 89, formerly of 
Corning, died March 20, 2002.
He was retired from Corning Community College and Corning Inc. 
and was a World War II veteran.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be 
held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Elmwood Cemetery in Caton, N.Y.
Arrangements by Acly-Stover Funeral Home.



 Harry J.  Welsh 
BRADFORD | Harry Welsh, 82, of Lamoka Lake Road, formerly of 
Corning, died Friday, March 15, 2002 at his home.
He was a train dispatcher for New York Central, Penn Central, 
and Conrail until he retired in 1979.
Survivors include his wife, Marion E. Welsh at home; a son, 
John Welsh of Middlesex; a daughter, Jean Marie Kosty of 
Lamoka Lake; three sisters, Alpha Ayers of New Milford, Pa., 
Geraldine Barker of Shamokin Dam, Pa., and Elsie Jane Miller 
of North Carolina.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Weston 
Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Jane Winters officiating. Burial 
will be in Tyrone Union Cemetery at the convenience of the 
family. Arrangements are by Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., 
Dundee.



 Dr. Harry B. Werner 
BATH | Dr. Harry B. Werner, 88, of Bath, died Wednesday April 
3, 2002 at home.
He was a retired urologist from the Bath VA Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Anne Cohn Werner; a 
daughter, Ellen Werner of New York City; a son, Dr. David 
Werner of State College, Pa.
There will be no calling hours.
Services will be held at noon today at the Bath VA, Rabbi 
Miriam Biatch officiating. Burial will be in Bath National 
Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Holly-Keck & Baker Funeral Home, 640 W. 
Gray St., Elmira.



 Harry B.  Werner 
BATH | Harry B. Werner, 88, of Bath, died Wednesday, April 3, 
2002 at home.
He was a urologist at the Bath Veterans Administration Medical 
Center.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Anne Cohn Werner; one 
daughter, Ellen Werner of New York City.
Arrangements are incomplete with Holly-Keck & Baker Inc.



 Ruth S. Westberry
CORNING | Ruth Westberry, 83, of College Avenue in Corning, 
died Friday, May 17, 2002, at her home.
Survivors include three sons, John Westberry Jr. of Corning, 
and Leonard Westberry and Albert Westberry, both of Colonial 
Heights, Va..
Calling hours are 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral 
Home, 17 W. Pulteney St.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 8 p.m., the Rev. Vincent Cooper and the Rev. John Cramer 
officiating. Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery in 
Painted Post.



 Donald A.  Wheaton
SAN MATEO, FLA. | Donald A. Wheaton, 88, formerly of Hornell, 
died Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at his daughter’s home following a 
long illness.
He was a heavy equipment operator for 20 years at Alfred Atlas 
Sand & Gravel in Alfred, N.Y.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Elizabeth Wheaton; one 
son, Clinton Wheaton of Addison, N.Y.; one daughter, Sandra 
Cianciosi-Johnson of Hallandale, Fla.; one sister, Sarah Marsh 
of Wellsville, N.Y.
Calling hours are 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the H.P. Smith & Son Inc. 
Funeral Home, 29 E. Main St., Canisteo.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 2 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in North Bingham Cemetery, 
North Bingham, Pa.



 Donald D.  Wheeler
WELLSBORO, PA. | Donald D. Wheeler, 80, of Tioga, died 
Saturday, April 20, 2002 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in 
Wellsboro.
He was retired from Ingersol-Rand in Painted Post, N.Y.
Survivors include his wife Ruth Wheeler; a stepson, Richard 
Thompson of Campbell, N.Y.; a stepdaughter, Mary Jane Mosher, 
Valois, N.Y.
Calling hours are from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Kenyon 
Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland.
Services will be held there Tuesday at the conclusion of 
calling hours at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery, 
Nelson.



 Curtis E.  White
CORNING | Curtis E. White, 85, of 305 W. Washington St., Bath, 
died Friday, May 17, 2002, at Corning Hospital.
He had been employed 43 years by Corning Glass Works.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Plubell White of Bath.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Fagan’s Funeral 
Home, 31 W. Morris St., Bath, the Rev. Richard Shatzel 
officiating. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.



 Norman R. Whitney 
TIOGA, PA. | Norman R. “Beano” Whitney, 83, of Tioga, died 
Thursday, April 18, 2002 at home.
Calling hours are 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Wilston Funeral Home, 18 
N. Main St., Mansfield. 
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Tioga.



 Lula J.  Wilcox
CORNING | Lula Jane Wilcox, 100, of Brewster Street, Painted 
Post, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002 at Founders Pavilion.
She had worked for Ingersoll-Rand for over 24 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Eva Farr of Corning and Doris 
Opelt of Bedford, Texas; a son, Armond Manoogian of Erin.
Calling hours are 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 3 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Gary McCaslin officiating. Burial 
will be in Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post.



 Lula Jane Wilcox
CORNING | Lula Jane Wilcox, 100, of Brewster Street, Painted 
Post, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002 at Founders Pavilion.
She was employed at Ingersoll-Rand for many years.
Survivors include a son, Armond Manoogian of Erin; two 
daughters, Eva Farr of Corning and Doris Opelt of Bedford, 
Texas.
Arrangements are incomplete with Phillips Funeral Home Inc.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post.



 Joanne T. Wilcox 
ERIN | Joanne Tenny Wilcox, 57, of Swartwood Hill Road, died 
unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002 at home.
Survivors include three daughters, Suzie Rexford of Breesport, 
Valerie Wilcox of Erin and Sharri Hubbard of Horseheads; two 
sisters, Sharon Bush of Erin and Linda Tenny of Horseheads; 
six brothers, William E. Tenny Jr. of Corning, James Tenny and 
Richard Tenny, both of Elmira, Charles Tenny of Horseheads, 
Harvey Tenny of Elmira Heights and Harold Tenny of Danbury, 
N.C.
Calling hours are 
7-9 p.m. Friday and 5-6 p.m. Saturday at Barber Funeral Home, 
413 S. Main St., Horseheads.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 6 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Daniel Pickering officiating. 
Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.



 William Edward Wilcox 
WELLSBORO, PA. | William Edward “Ed” Wilcox , 72, of Morris, 
died Saturday, April 27, 2002 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial 
Hospital.
He had been employed by the former Swayze Folding Box for 39 
years.
Survivors include his wife, Roberta M. Wilcox of Morris; three 
sons, Donald L. Wilcox of Conway, S.C., Richard A. Wilcox of 
New Waterford, Ohio, Larry G. Wilcox of Canton; a daughter, 
Cheryl A. Dudinetz of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Arrangements are incomplete at Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral 
Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, Mansfield.



 Florence M.  Wilkins 
LAWRENCEVILLE, PA. | Florence M. Wilkins, 84, of 
Lawrenceville, died Friday, May 24, 2002 at the home of her 
daughter Marlene Harris.
She and her husband Edward operated the Locust Grove Farm for 
nearly 50 years.
Survivors include one son, David Wilkins of Lawrenceville; two 
daughters, Marlene Harris or Lawrenceville and Janice Rinebold 
of Chemung, N.Y.; one brother, C. Lee Greenwalt of 
Lawrenceville.
Calling hours are 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Olthof Funeral Home 
Inc., 1050 Pennsyl-vania Ave., Elmira, N.Y.
Services will be held there at 1 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Fred 
Wood III officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, 
Tioga.



 Patricia A. Wilkinson
HORNELL | Patricia A. Wilkinson, 68, of 11 Fifth St., 
Canisteo, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at St. James Hospital.
She had been employed as a licensed practical nurse at the 
former Bethesda Community Hospital in North Hornell and St. 
James Hospital in Hornell. She also had been employed as an 
administrator at Maple Crest Manor in Hornell prior to her 
retirement in 1992.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Ann Johner of Hornell; a 
son, John Robert Wilkinson of North Carolina; a sister, 
Beverly Jones of Florida.
Calling hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Brown & Powers 
Funeral Home, 6 Spruce St., Canisteo.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 2 p.m., the Rev. Thomas Burr officiating. Burial will be in 
Woodlawn Cemetery, Canisteo.



 Calvin E.  Williams
WELLSBORO, Pa. | Calvin E. Williams, 83, of Mainesburg, died 
Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital.
He retired from the American Can Company, Fairfax, N.Y.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Louise (Faulkner) 
Williams; a son Roger Calvin Williams of Rochester, N.Y.; a 
daughter, Joan Hoyt-Lisowski of Mainesburg; a brother, Wayne 
Williams of Utica, N.Y.; two sisters, Jeanette Smoth of Flint, 
Mich. and Emma Morrison of Jamestown, N.Y.
Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. Saturday and 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the 
Jacquelyn a. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, 
P.C. 637 South Main Street, Mansfield.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 2 p.m. Sunday the Rev. Howard Woodruff officiating. Burial 
will be in Mainesburg Cemetery.



 Delores T.  Williams
ROCHESTER | Delores T. Williams, of Rochester formerly of 
Arkport died Monday, May 13, 2002 at Arbor Hill Care Center.
She had been a housekeeper at Bethel Nursing Home in Chicago 
also for the former Bethesda Hospital in North Hornell.
Survivors include six daughters, Yvonne Starkjohann of 
Lynbrook, Nancy Keib of Wellsville, Pat Keiling, Rochester, 
Jeannie Washburn of Alfred Station, Suzanne Casas of Batavia 
and Cheryl Shuttleworth of Medina, Ohio; two sons, Merritt 
Williams, of Rochester and Michael Williams of Lyons.
There will be no calling hours.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family. 
Arrangements are by Robertson Funeral Home, Hornell.



 Edith F.  Williams
ROCHESTER | Edith F. Williams, 93, formerly of Hornell, died 
Friday, March 29, 2002 at the Monroe Community Hospital after 
a long illness.
She had been a medical secretary.
Survivors include one son, John L. Williams of Rochester.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Robertson 
Funeral Home.
Services will be held there at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will 
be in Rural Cemetery.



 Alan M.  Willow
WEST HAVEN, Conn. | Alan Mark Willow, 43, of 
514 Main St., died Saturday, May 4, 2002 at home.
He was owner of Enro Grinding Inc., Milford.
Survivors include his parents, Willis S. and Lucille Bronson 
Willow of Corning, N.Y.; a daughter, Allison C. Willow of 
North Haven; a son, Adam T. Willow of North Haven; three 
sisters, Kay Schreiber of Danbury, Anita Longo of West Haven 
and Marcia Anthony of Fairfield.
Calling hours are 5-7 p.m. today at Keenan Funeral Home, 238 
Elm St., West Haven.
Services will be held there at 11 a.m. Wednesday.



 Keith C.  Winant
HORNELL | Keith C. Winant, 43, of 108 Chaddock Ave., died 
Wednesday, June 5, 2002.
He was a sales representative for Frito Lay. He had worked for 
Uni-Mart in Alfred and McDonald’s in Hornell.
Survivors include two sons, Jason Winant of Hornell and 
Christopher Winant of Canisteo; three brothers, Kevin Winant 
of Elkland, Pa., Brian Winant of Brockport and David Winant of 
Hornell.
There will be no calling hours. Services will be held at the 
convenience of the family. 
Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell, is 
in charge of arrangements.



 Gladys E.  Wood 
PALATKA, Fla. | Gladys Elizabeth Wood, 93, formerly of Bridge 
Street, Corning, N.Y., died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002 at the 
Palatka Health Care Center.
She had worked for many years at the Baron Steuben Hotel and 
as a housekeeper for Dr. Pierri.
Survivors include a daughter, Judith Smith of Morrisville, 
N.Y.; three sons, James Wood, Richard Wood both of Interlachen 
and Joseph Wood of Londonderry, N.H.
Calling hours are 6-7 p.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home, 17 
W. Pulteney St., Corning, N.Y.
A memorial service will be held there at the conclusion of 
calling hours at 7 p.m. Friday, the Rev. Jorge M. Gutierrez 
officiating. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, 
N.Y.



 Cora E.  Woodard 
PENN YAN | Cora E. Woodard, 95, of Dundee, died Tuesday, June 
4, 2002 at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home.
She worked in the Dundee Central School cafeteria for 23 
years.
Survivors include two sons, Claire B. Woodard Sr. of Waneta 
Lake and Robert H. Woodard of Keuka Village; three daughters, 
Mary L. Allen and Barbara A. Symonds, both of Penn Yan, and 
Joyce L. Schroo of Geneva; one stepsister, Cleda Farnham of 
Elmira.
There will be no calling hours.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Baird Funeral 
Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, the Rev. Irene Nowak officiating. 
Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.



 Earl D.  Woolever 
HORNELL | Earl D. Woolever, 87, of 8 Scott St., died Monday, 
Feb. 25, 2002 at home.
He was a manager and electrician for the former Florence 
Electric.
Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Leith of Rochester; 
two sons, Ronald Woolever of Fort Myers, Fla., and Dana 
Woolever of Rochester.
Calling hours are 7-9 p.m. today and 1-3 p.m. Thursday at the 
Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 3 p.m. Thursday, the Rev. Alan Howe officiating. Burial 
will be in Hornell Rural Cemetery.



 Harold  Yoder
BATH | Harold Yoder, 57, of Bath, formerly of Williamsport, 
Pa., died Sunday, May 5, 2002 at Ira Davenport Hospital.
He had been employed by Pennsylvania Wire Rope for 27 years.
Survivors include a son, Harold Yoder III of Williamsport, 
Pa.; two daughters, Janet Simmons of Corning and Laura Smith 
of Williamsport, Pa.; three sisters, Marian Bennett and 
Mildred Vegel, both of Williamsport, Pa., and Clara Allen of 
Avis, Pa.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family. 
Arrangements are by Maneval Funeral Home, 500 W. Fourth St., 
Williamsport, Pa.



 Virginia L.  York
BALTIMORE, Md. | Virginia L. York, 82, of Baltimore, formerly 
of Waterloo, N.Y., Clifton Springs, N.Y., and Tyrone, N.Y., 
died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002 at Saint Agnes Hospital.
She was a nursing attendant for the former State Hospital at 
Willard, N.Y.
Survivors include four daughters, Joan L. Rider of Branchport, 
Ann L. Albert of San Francisco, Calif., Elizabeth L. Gerkin of 
Baltimore, Md., and Josephine M. York of Orlando, Fla.; one 
son, Frank W. York of Palmyra.
Calling hours are noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Baird Funeral 
Home, 36 Water St., Dundee.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 1 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Jane Winters officiating. Burial 
will be in Tyrone Union Cemetery, Tyrone. 



 George T.  Youmans
CORNING | George T. Youmans, 94, of Hendy Creek Road, died 
Saturday, March 2, 2002 at Corning Hospital.
He retired from Corning Glass Works in 1970.
Survivors include two daughters, Charlotte Estep of Corning, 
Laura Link of Horseheads; a son, Donald Youmans of Big Flats.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral 
Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning. Services will be held 
there at 11 a.m. Tuesday, the Rev. James S. Ellis officiating.
Burial will be in Hope Cemetery. 



 Denis E.  Young
GENESEE, Pa. | Denis E. Young, 55, of Genesee, died Thursday, 
May 2, 2002.
He was a Vietnam veteran and a former employee of ABB Air 
Preheater in Wellsville, N.Y.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Frances and 
Richard Elliott of Genesee; his father, David A. Young of 
Transfer; one son, Aaron Czerniowski of South Hill, Va.; one 
daughter, Sondra Young of Boston, Mass.; four brothers, 
Terrence Young of Georgetown, Del., Robert Young of 
Wellsville, N.Y., Frederick Bailey of Sharon, and David Bailey 
San Diego, Calif.; one stepbrother, Richard Elliott Jr. of 
Danielson, Conn.; four stepsisters, Dawn Wellman of Pavilion, 
N.Y., Diane Siriani and Vicki Cavo, both of Utica, N.Y., and 
Kandy Putman of Bakersfield, Calif.
Services will be held at 
11 a.m. Monday at the Benjamin R. Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses, 
the Rev. Robert W. Terricciano officiating. Burial will be in 
Rathbone Cemetery. 



 Arthur C. Zilinski
BATH | Arthur C. Zilinski, 60, of Bath, died Thursday, April 
4, 2002 at home.
He was a fireman for the City of Rochester. 
Survivors include his parents, Charles and Emma Zilinski of 
Bath; one sister, Joyce Jackson of Gettysburg, Pa.; one 
brother, James Zilinski of Bath.
Arrangments are incomplete with Fagan’s Funeral Home, Bath.



 Arthur C.  Zilinski
BATH | Arthur C. Zilinski, 60, of Mt. Washington Road, Bath, 
died Thursday, April 4, 2002, at his home.
He was a retired Rochester firefighter and an Army veteran. He 
had owned and operated AZ Enterprises of Bath.
Survivors include his parents, Charles and Emma Ott Zilinski 
of Rochester; a sister, Joyce Jackson of Gettysburg, Pa.; a 
brother, James Zilinski of Lenox, Mass.
An Elks memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at 
Fagan’s Funeral Home, 31 W. Morris St., Bath.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of the memorial 
service Tuesday, the Rev. Anne Waasdorp officiating.



 Donna M. Zydanowicz
BATH | Donna M. Zydanowicz, 74, 105 Maple Heights, died 
Saturday, March 2 at home. 
She was the owner and operator of Donna’s Antiques.
Survivors include her husband, Walter S. Zydanowicz of Bath; a 
son, Bryan Zydanowicz of Bath; three daughters, Kim Pruden, 
Terry Sack and Sherry Zydanowicz, all of Bath.
Calling hours are 
6-9 p.m. Monday at Fagan’s Funeral Home, 31 W. Morris St., 
Bath. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at 
St. Mary’s Church, 32 E. Morris St., Bath, the Rev. Richard 
Shatzel officiating.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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