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Magdalen L.  Acker 
BATH, NY | Magdalen L. Acker 45, of 105 Geneva Street, passed 
away Tuesday, July 2, 2002 at her home.
She was born in Bronx, NY on June 9, 1957 the daughter of the 
late Howard and Ethel Reinholz Acker.
She is survived by Chris (sister & best friend) and Albert 
(favorite brother-in-law) Kane, of Prattsburgh, NY; her 
brother Howard (Michelle) Acker of Palm Bay, Florida; nephews 
David (Tammy) Kane of Bumpass, VA, Christopher Kane of Vestal, 
NY, Howard, Derek and Ryan Acker of Palm Bay, FL, John Hendee, 
her soul mate, Maggie (Tim) Lott, best friend and her special 
godson, Lucas Lott.
Magdalen's request was to have no calling hours or funeral.
Memorial donations may be made to Widows and Orphans Fund for 
the New York City Fire Department.
Arrangements are being handled by Bond-Davis Funeral Home of 
Bath.



Elizabeth May Woodard Adams
BATH, NY | Elizabeth May Woodard Adams, 96, entered into rest 
at her home on Tuesday, June 13, 2002.
Elizabeth was born September 18, 1905 the daughter of the late 
Charles and Clara Hathaway Woodard.
She was a member of the Bath Presbyterian Church where she 
enjoyed many happy hours as a member of the Tuesday afternoon 
Bible Study group; Bath Star Chapter #529, Order of the 
Eastern Star; Past Royal Matron of Salubria Court #81, Order 
of the Amaranth; and the Carolyn K, Laidlaw Royalty Club of 
the Order of the Amaranth. In 1968 she was appointed Grand 
Truth, Supreme Order of the Amaranth.
Mrs. Adams was predeceased by her husband of 70 years, Lt. 
Cmdr. Clifton K. Adams, US Navy retired; and two very dear 
sisters-in-law; Dorothy Unversaw of Vero Beach, FL and Lillian 
Adams of Lakeland, FL.; one son, Robert E. Adams.
She is survived by four children, Clifton C. Adams Sr., Irmo, 
SC, Mildred E. Brydon, Grafton, NH, Barbara E. Henderson, 
Harvard, MA, and Karen L. Matteson of Bath; her nine 
grandchildren include; Clifton C. Adams Jr. and Mary Elizabeth 
Hammond, both of Irmo, SC; Gail King, Shelburne, VT; Keith 
Henderson, Groton, MA; Lynne and Stanton Henderson of 
Pepperell, MA; Lisa White, Bath, NY; Peter Matteson, 
Nashville, TN; and Thomas Matteson, Luray, VA; her 
great-grandchildren are; Alexis Kyzer, Irmo, SC; Quentin 
Kyzer, Chapin, SC; Benjamin King, Shelburne, VT; Travis 
Henderson, Pepperell, MA; James F. White, Bath, NY; Megan 
Elizabeth Matteson, Luray, VA; and Alaska Matteson, Nashville, 
TN. Also surviving are two nieces, Gertrude Soucy, Lakeland, 
FL; and Irene Hogan, Derry, NH.
Calling Hours are being observed Monday, June 17, 2002 
1:00-3:00PM and 6:00-8:00PM at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of 
Bath. Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home 
Tuesday, June 18th 2002 at 1:00PM. The Rev. Anne Waasdorp and 
Rev. Robert E. Tuttle officiating. Burial will be held in 
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. In lieu of 
flowers, Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian 
Church of Bath in Elizabeth's memory.
An Eastern Star and Amaranth Memorial Service will be held 
Monday evening at 7:30PM.



Debra (VanDewark)  Adams 
ELMIRA | Debra (VanDewark) Adams, 36 of Elmira, NY, went to be 
with her Lord on August 18, 2002 after a courageous battle 
with cancer. She was born on November 17, 1965 in Troy, PA a 
daughter of William and Barbara (Baker) VanDewark. Debra 
attended the Shady Grove Wesleyan Church. She was employed as 
a customer service representative for the Travelers Property 
and Casualty of Elmira. In her free time, she enjoyed camping 
and was an avid fan of the Elmira Jackals Hockey team, Penn 
State Nittany Lions football and NASCAR racing. Debra was a 
loving mother, daughter, sister and friend.
She is survived by her son, Sean Adams of Wellsburg; brothers, 
William (Rene) VanDewark, James VanDewark and Shane VanDewark 
all of Wellsburg; sisters, Traci VanDewark of Elmira and Kelly 
(Neil) Davis of Wellsburg; former husband and dear friend, 
Brian Adams of Wellsburg; special friend, Dan Ruland; 
grandmother, Marian VanDewark of Sayre; mothers and fathers, 
Barbara (Dan) Northrup of Painted Post, Dorene VanDewark and 
John of Wellsburg, William VanDewark and Lynne of Pine City; 
several aunts uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends are invited to call at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 
279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY on Wednesday, August 21, 2002 
from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM and from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. A private 
funeral service will immediately follow at 7:00 PM with 
Reverend James Couzens officiating. Interment will be in the 
Ashland Cemetery Wellsburg, NY at the convenience of the 
family. The family requests donations be made to Southern Tier 
Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830 in memory of 
Debra. 



Forrest L.  Aldrich 
PAINTED POST | Forrest L. Aldrich, beloved son and brother, 
age 20, of Meads Creek Road, passed away unexpectedly on 
Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at home.
He was born on January 1, 1982 in Bath the son of his mother 
and stepfather, Janice and Douglas Shepard.
He was passionate about cars and motorcycles and he enjoyed 
fishing.
Forrest is survived by his mother and stepfather, Janice and 
Douglas Shepard of Painted Post; grandmother, Evelyn 
Fredrickson of Burdett; brother, Matthew Aldrich of Florida; 
sisters, Pam Farley of Mississippi, Kristy Rhines of 
Massachusetts, Heather (Doyle) Waters of Beaver Dams, Aron 
Aldrich of Tennessee, Jessica Aldrich of Tennessee and Grace 
(Joe) Aldrich of Campbell; special friends, Peter and Jackie 
Braselmann and their children, Kris, Nicholas and Marley 
Braselmann and special friend, Sean McPherson. He was 
predeceased by his father Harold Aldrich.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on 
Sunday, August 18, 2002 at 2:00pm at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 
14 E. Pulteney St., Corning. The family graciously declines 
flowers. Those wishing may make donations to Forrest's family 
to be forwarded to a charity of their selection at a later 
time. 



Rebecca L. Allen
Rebecca L. Allen, age 90, of 305 Hendy Ave., Elmira, passed 
away on Saturday, August 24, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical 
Center. 
Surviving Rebecca are: her sister; Lucille Lanager of Elmira, 
sister-in-law; Genevieve Lana-ger of Painted Post, nieces and 
nephews; Jerry (Roxanne) Lanager, Gayle (Earl) Robbins, 
Marlene (Hank) Beck, Dean (Christine) Lanager, Carolee (Tim) 
Brennan and Beverly (Delos) Harrison, Joyce Galusha and 
family, several great nieces and nephews. Rebecca also leaves 
behind a host of close and special friends especially, Dan and 
Jane Burke. A special thank you to Dr. Rodgers and his staff 
for their love and care. Family and friends are invited to 
call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., 
Elmira, N.Y. 14904 on Tuesday, August 27, 2002 from 4 p.m. 
until 7 p.m. Funeral and committal services will immediately 
follow at 7 p.m. Mark King and Michael DiChiara will 
officiate. Interment will be private at the convenience of the 
family.



Robert "Bob" A.  Allen
SAVONA | Robert "Bob" A. Allen, 34, of 51 Church St., passed 
away Sunday, September 29, 2002, at Corning Hospital, Corning, 
NY.
He was born July 11, 1968 in Bath, NY to Alvin and Marjorie 
Taft Allen.
Bob worked as a technician for Corning, Inc., Corning, NY. He 
was involved with the Savona Wrestling Club when he was in 
school and became a coach for the Campbell/Savona Club.
He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Sutryk Allen; one son, 
Mitchell Allen at home; his mother, Marge Allen of Bath, NY; 
his father, Alvin "Buck" Allen of Savona, NY; his grandmother, 
Marie McChesney of Elmira, NY; his father-in-law and 
mother-in-law, Leonard and Jean Sutryk of Beaver Dams, NY; two 
sisters, Lisa (Carl) Stone of Pulteney, NY, Tammy Spear of 
Savona, NY; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jennifer (Greg 
Schoffner) Sutryk, Jason (Jennifer) Sutryk, Cynthia Sutryk, 
all of Monterey, NY and Leonard (Jennifer) Sutryk, Jr. of 
Addison, NY; nieces and nephews, Ann Stone, Colyn Spear, Autum 
Stone, Courtney, Tasha, Bridget, Nichole, Ashley, Rachael, 
Nicholas, Taylor, Jordan, Devyn Sutryk; and several aunts, 
uncles and cousins.
Friends may call at Seager Funeral Home, Main St., Savona, NY 
on Wednesday, October 2nd, from 2:00-4:00 pm and 7:00-9:00 pm. 
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, 
October 3rd at 11:00 am with Rev. Andrew Kalafsky officiating. 
Burial will be in Seamens Cemetery, Savona, NY.



Charles E.  Allen Jr.
BATH | Charles E. Allen Jr, 78 of the Taylor Health Center, 
formerly of Big Flats and Wayne, passed away Tuesday, April 
16, 2002 at the Ira Davenport Mem. Hospital.
He was born in Fairport, NY on June 30, 1923 the son of 
Charles and Ella Allen Sr.
He was an employee of the former GLF store in Big Flats for 
many years and loved to spend time with his grandchildren.
Surviving are his daughters: Charlene Diane Allen of 
Hammondsport, Cheryl (Robert) Smith of FL. and Cynthia Allen 
of Rochester; sons: Charles Bruce Allen of Brooklyn and 
Christopher (Dawn) Allen of Wayne; sister, Rose Reinwald of 
Fairport; grandchildren: Melissa (Kelly) Vicent of Georgia, 
Michele (Jeff) Clarkson of Hammondsport, Jeremy Allen of 
Hammondsport, Jessica (James) Wilson of PA, Heather (Shane) 
Woodard of FL., Robert Smith of FL. and Joy Allen of 
Rochester; 7 great-grandchildren and special friends Stephanie 
and Julie. 
A Memorial Service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the 
Harvest Baptist Church, Route 54, Bath. Rev. Peter Jenks will 
officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the 
Alzheimer's Assoc. care of Strong Memorial Hospital in 
Rochester. LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport is in charge 
of arrangements.



Freeman W.  Allen 
WOODHULL, NY | Freeman W. Allen, 90, of 3792 County Rte. 82, 
Woodhull, NY, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at Corning 
Hospital.
Born in the Town of Cameron, February 12, 1912, he was the son 
of Frank & Alma Walrath Allen.
A former employee of the Erie Railroad Co., he operated a 
dairy farm in the Town of Cameron until his retirement.
He was a member of the Hedgesville Presbyterian Church and was 
a charter member of the Cameron Volunteer Fire Department.
He first married Eva Brewer, who preceded him in death in 
1981. He then married Ruea Friends Rude; she survives.
Also surviving are his daughter, Velta Gros Jean of North 
Miami, Florida; sons & daughters-in-law, Arnold Allen of 
Hornell, NY, Hugh C. & Darlene Allen of Cameron, NY and LaRue 
& Donna Allen of Grand Selene, Texas; step-sons, Donald 
(Dolores) Rude of Woodhull, NY and Karl (Mary) Rude of Sayre, 
PA; his sisters, Mildred Marlatt & Margaret Walrath of Jasper, 
NY and Elouise McCaig of Bath, NY; six grandchildren, and two 
great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by brothers, Oscar & William Allen and 
sisters, Mary Church, Mabel Demun and Alberta Monahan.
Friends may call Friday, April 5th, 2-4 & 7-9 pm, at the H.P. 
Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 6th at 2:00 
pm at the Hedgesville Presbyterian Church. Pastor Donald Peek 
will officiate. Burial will be in Hedgesville Cemetery.
Memorials will be received for the Hedgesville Presbyterian 
Church, c/o Ronald McCaig, 5781 Merring Road, Addison, NY 
14801.



Michael C.  Ambrosone
CORNING | Michael C. Ambrosone died April 15, 2002 at Corning 
Hospital following an extended illness. Michael was born May 
12, 1926, the son of Paul and Sarah (Bavisotto) Ambrosone. he 
was educated at St. Mary's School, Corning Free Academy and 
Niagara University. 
Mr. Ambrosone was affiliated with several businesses in the 
Corning area from 1949-1976. He was a member of the Corning 
Chamber of 
Commerce and served two terms as president of the Merchants 
Division. He was the recipient of several awards for his 
service and accomplishments. He was a charter member of the 
Service Exchange Club in the '50's. He was a member of the 
Elks Lodge 1071, John P. Eaton Post American Legion, AMVETS 
(American Veterans of World War II), and DAV (Disabled 
American Veterans). He was a communicant of All Saints Parish 
with his membership at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church. He 
was a member of the Holy Name Society, and The League of the 
Sacred Heart.
He served his country well in the U.S. Army (Armored Division) 
during World War II. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant, 
being responsible for the instructing, training and deployment 
of the men in his charge.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years Pauline Kies. They were 
united in matrimony at St. Mary's Church with the Reverend 
Thomas Brennan officiating. Also surviving are his two sons: 
Michael D. (Linda) of Corning and Mark C. (Maria) of 
Framingham, MA; one grandson, Thomas Andrew Ambrosone of 
Framingham, MA; a brother, Joseph of Myrtle Beach, SC and 
three sisters: Mary Kelly of Corning, Rose McGahan of 
Framingham, MA and Teresa (James) Bothe of Columbus, OH; 
several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his 
parents, half brother, Nicholas of Corning,; brother, Peter 
Louis of Arizona and sister, Stella Margaret Pesoli of 
Corning.
Friends may call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney 
Street, Corning on Thursday, April 18 from 4 to 8 PM. Prayers 
at the funeral home will be on Friday at 10:30 AM followed by 
a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church 
at 11:00 AM. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery with 
Military Honors.
Contributions may be made in his memory to All Saints Parish, 
Corning Hospital or St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira.



Phillis J. Amidon 
Amidon, 69, of 5647 Ashbaugh Hill Road, passed away Friday 
(Feb. 22, 2002) at her home following a long and courageous 
battle with lung disease. She was surrounded by her family 
when she passed.
Born in Little Genesee, NY, November 23, 1932, a daughter of 
Raymond and Loretta Burrows Hunt, she had resided in the Town 
of Hartsville since 1949. She had been employed at the former 
Big Elms Restaurant in Hornell and as a cashier at the 
Canisteo Big M. She was a member of the former Hartsville 
Grange, Home Bureau, and had been a Cub Scout Den Mother for 
several years. She enjoyed bowling and crocheting. She had a 
heart of "Gold," and always placed others before herself. She 
will be remembered for her generosity, friendly smile and 
devotion to her husband and family.
On June 11, 1949 in Bradford, PA, she married Paul Amidon, who 
survives. She was predeceased by her parents and her sister, 
Carol Coast.
Surviving in addition to her husband of 52 years, Paul Amidon, 
are her children: Gerry (Kay) Amidon of Canisteo, Ron (Mead) 
Amidon of Hartsville, Karen (Joe) Smith of Hornell, Kim Amidon 
of Canisteo and Jim (Jayne) Amidon of Hartsville; 2 sisters, 
Eleanor Northrup of Limestone, NY; her grandchildren, Rick 
(Erin) Amidon of Corning, Eric Amidon of Phoenix, Arizona, 
Sanda (Ben) Quick of Almond, Karl Amidon of Canisteo, Kristen 
Amidon of Hartsville and Kurt Amidon of Hartsville; 2 great 
grandchildren, Kelsey Amidon and Samantha Quick; several 
nieces and nephews.
The family will be present to receive friends at the Brown & 
Powers Funeral Home, 6 Spruce Street, Canisteo tonight from 
6-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., at which time 
a funeral service will be held with the Rev. Brian 
Diffenbacher and the Rev. Dudley Jenkins officiating. Burial 
will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Canisteo.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions 
to the Canisteo Ambulance Corp, c/o Larry Mosher, 9 Third 
Street, Canisteo, NY, 14823 or to Southern Tier Hospice, 185 
East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. 



Mildred Anna  Anderson
ORNING | Mildred Anna Anderson, age 86, formerly of W. William 
St., Corning, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 24, 
2002 at The Waters of Three Rivers, Painted Post where she had 
resided since December 2001.
Miss Anderson was born December 20, 1915 at Arnot, PA, the 
daughter of the late Albin and Ellen (Larson) Anderson. She 
was an inspector at the Corning Glass Works from where she 
retired in 1979 after 38 years of service.
Mildred attended the First Assembly of God Church, Corning.
Her survivors include one brother, Carl (Virginia) Anderson of 
Painted Post; three sisters-in-law: Millie, Roberta and Stella 
Anderson; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased 
by her three brothers: Gerhard, LeRoy and Arnold Anderson.
Calling hours will be Thursday, May 2 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at 
Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning where 
a memorial service will be held at the conclusion of calling 
hours with Rev. Robert Young officiating.
Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, PA. Memorials may 
be made to a charity of one's choice.



Richard C. Andrews
AVOCA | Richard C. Andrews, 77, of 10 East Avenue, Avoca, NY 
died Monday, April 1, 2002 at the Bath Veterans Administration 
Medical Center. Mr. Andrews was born in Bath, NY, October 9, 
1924 the son of the late Edwin and Sarah (Dolliver) Andrews. 
He was employed by Haverling Central School as a Bus Driver 
and Mechanic. He was an Army Veteran from 1945 to 1947 during 
WWII. Richard was a 32 year member of the Charles E. Wescott 
American Legion Post 173 in Bath and a 16 year member of the 
Bath Elks Lodge 1547.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Andrews of Avoca, NY; 2 
sons, Robert Andrews and Larry (Donna) Andrews both of Bath, 
NY; his stepson, Richard Shutt of Bath, NY and his step 
daughter, Trish (Rob) Smith of Moss Point, MS; 12 
grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, William 
Andrews of Tacoma, WA and Harold Andrews of Houston, TX; his 
sister, Patricia Brown of PA; 2 sisters-in-law, Mabel (Ralph) 
Wrenchler and Anna L. Bean both of PA and several nieces and 
nephews. Richard was predeceased by his first wife, Helen 
Andrews in April 1984 and his son, Richard Andrews.
Friends may call today, April 3rd from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 
PM at Fagan's Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St., Bath. The 
Funeral Service will be held Thursday, April 4th at 2:00 PM at 
the funeral home with Reverend Moses Baker officiating. Burial 
will be in Grove Cemetery, Bath. In lieu of flowers, memorial 
donations, in Mr. Andrew's name, may be made to the American 
Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609. 



Marguerite  Anioloski 
BATH, NY | Marguerite Anioloski, 94, of Route 53, Kanona, NY, 
died Monday, March 11, 2002 at the Steuben County Health Care 
Facility in Bath. Mrs. Anioloski was born in Kanona October 7, 
1907 the daughter of the late John and Christine (Vicherillo) 
Minichello. She was a Homemaker and also helped three local 
restaurants, Finger Lakes Restaurant, Tally-Ho and Smith's Bar 
as a waitress. She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Bath. 
Marguerite and her husband Frank celebrated 64 years of 
marriage in April 2001.
She is survived by her husband, Frank Anioloski of Kanona, NY; 
3 sisters, Rosa Fiordo and Carmalena Minichello both of 
Kanona, NY and Ann Stever of Bath, NY; several nieces and 
nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 
her sister, Mary Bottoni and 3 brothers, Nicholas, Peter and 
Frank Minichello.
Friends may call on Thursday, March 14th from 1:00-3:00 and 
6:00-8:00 at Fagan's Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St., Bath. 
The funeral will be held on Friday the 15th at 10:30 AM at St. 
Mary's Church in Bath where a Mass of Christian Burial will be 
Celebrated by Reverend Richard Shatzel. Burial will be in Holy 
Sepulchre Cemetery, Bath. In lieu of flowers, memorial 
donations in Marguerites's name may be made to the Steuben 
County Health Care Facility, 7002 Mt. Washington Road, Bath, 
NY or St. Mary's Church, 32 East Morris Street, Bath, NY 14810



Ronald D.  Ash
CAMPBELL, NY | Ronald D. Ash, age 67, of Campbell, NY passed 
away at his home on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 after a courageous 
but brief battle with cancer. Ron was born in Corning on Feb. 
2nd 1935, the son of John F. and Loretta Feichter Ash.
Ron was a Systems Analyst in the Information Technologies 
Dept. at Dresser-Rand in Painted Post where he recently 
completed his 41st year. Ron graduated from Northside High 
School, class of 1953. He was an exceptional athlete lettering 
in four sports: track, baseball, football, and basketball. He 
was widely admired and respected as Class President and as a 
member of the National Honor Society. Ron graduated from the 
University of Rochester with a degree in Business 
Administration, class of 1957.
Ron enlisted in the US Army in February 1958 and served with 
distinction as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division 
stationed at Fort Bragg, NC until honorable discharge in 
February 1961. Ron married Janet H. Cevette in Corning on 
Sept. 23, 1977. Ron was a member of the Indian Hills Golf Club 
and served as Treasurer and Board member for many years. In 
1983, Ron was inducted into the Corning-Painted Post Sports 
Hall of Fame for his record-setting accomplishments in track. 
He was currently serving the Hall as Treasurer and Board 
Member.
Surviving in addition to his loving wife Janet are children: 
Christopher (Denise) Ash of Parrish, FL, Daryl (Sandi) Cevette 
of Elmira, Judi (Mark) Hugg of Horseheads, Dann (Julie) 
Cevette of Carbondale, CO and Robert (Bridget) Cevette of 
Corning. Ron was a very special, loving and caring grandfather 
to Michael, Jamie, Shane, Ryan, Shawn, and Danny Cevette and 
Justin and Courtney Hugg. Ron is also survived by 
mother-in-law Gladys S. Henning of Mehoopany, PA and brother 
and sisters-in-law Arthur and Barbara Henning of Mehoopany, 
PA, Robert and Pauline Henning of Fountain Valley, CA, Shirley 
and Lynn Snover of Apalachin, NY and Ina and Orville Hunter of 
Tunkhannock, PA. Surviving also are several cousins including 
Kay Carlton of Painted Post. Ron's parents preceded him in 
death.
Ron will be sorely missed by his family and his huge 
contingent of friends and coworkers who will remember him with 
deep love and respect based on his life of trusting love and 
service to others built on patience, humility and a positive 
attitude.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Phillips 
Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY where the 
funeral will be Friday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Paul Piraino 
officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in 
St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning. 
The family will provide flowers. Memorials may be made to 
American Cancer Society, 627 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14905 
or Southern Tier Hospice, Inc., 11751 East Corning Road, 
Corning, NY 14830.



Ronald D. Ash 
CAMPBELL, NY | Ronald D. Ash, age 67, of Campbell, NY passed 
away at his home on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 after a courageous 
but brief battle with cancer.
Ron was a Systems Analyst in the Information Technolo-gies 
Dept. at Dresser-Rand in Painted Post. In 1983, he was 
inducted into the Corning-Painted Post Sports Hall of Fame for 
his record-setting accomplishments in track.
Survivors include his wife Janet, his children: Chris-topher 
(Denise) Ash of Parrish, FL, Daryl (Sandi) Cevette of Elmira, 
Judi (Mark) Hugg of Horseheads, Dann (Julie) Cevette of 
Carbondale, CO and Robert (Bridget) Cevette, Corning and 
grandchildren Michael, Jamie, Shane, Ryan, Shawn and Danny 
Cevette and Justin and Courtney Hugg.
Funeral Services will be held today at 11:00 am at Phillips 
Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning. Burial will 
follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning.



Mary K.  Aumick
CORNING | Mary K. Aumick, age 59 of Corning, NY, passed away 
Friday, July 5, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a 
brief illness.
Born on April 14, 1943 in Wellsboro, PA, she was the daughter 
of the late Raymond and Velma Covert Cole. She married John L. 
Aumick on March 9, 1972 in Corning, NY. 
Her husband, John; her son, Anthony C. Moore; brothers, 
Burdette Cole and Jack R. Cole, and her parents predeceased 
Mary. 
She was retired from Corning Inc. after 15 years of loyal 
service. She was a member of the Corning Moose Lodge, the 
Crystal City VFW Post #524 and the Corning Marconi Lodge.
Mary is survived by three daughters and two step-daughters, 
Mrs. Dale (Tina) Brazie, Mrs. Ellsworth (Velma) Owens, Mrs. 
Carl (Brea) Hirschfeld, Mrs. David (Christine) Tennent, and 
Miss Ruth Aumick; four sisters, Mrs. John (Lois) Tostanoski, 
Mrs. Richard (Rita) White, Mrs. Albert (Joyce) LeBaron and 
womb-mate, Mrs. Jacob (Marjorie) King. She is also survived by 
her brother, Duane Cole; sister-in-law, Mrs. Jack (Jean) Cole; 
9 grandchildren; 3 1/2 great-grandchildren and several nieces, 
nephews, aunts and uncles.
A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of 
the family. Those wishing may make memorial donations in 
Mary's name to the Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association, PO 
Box 90748, Rochester, NY 14609. Arrangements are under the 
direction of the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., Elmira, NY. Those 
wishing may leave a "Candle of Remembrance" at 
http://web.archive.org/web/20021227001301/http://www.olthof.com/ 
.



Paul D.  Aumick 
ADDISON | Paul D. Aumick, 39, of 992 County Route #5, Addison, 
entered into rest on Thursday, August 1, 2002 at Arnot Ogden 
Medical Center, Elmira, as a result of injuries received in a 
motorcycle accident in Lindley on Wednesday.
Paul was born on March 1, 1963 in Corning, New York, a son of 
William and Mary Merrick Aumick. He married Elisabeth A. 
VanCise on July 22, 2000.
He was a cheesemaker at Polly-O-Dairy in Campbell, New York. 
He attended Addison schools and was a member of the Teamsters 
Union.
Survived by his wife, Elisabeth VanCise Aumick; three sons, 
Jamie Randolph of Corning, Joshua Aumick and Christopher 
Aumick, both at home; his mother, Mary Aumick of Addison; a 
sister, Sandy (Mrs. Lee) Kohler of Addison; two brothers, 
William (Shirley) Aumick Jr. and Lee Aumick of Addison; 
maternal grandmother, Ruth Strong of Campbell; several aunts, 
uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his 
father, William Aumick Sr.
Relatives and friends may call at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 
Wall Street, Addison, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where 
funeral and committal services will be held on Tuesday at 11 
a.m. with the Rev. John Randall officiating. 



Charles E.  Bachorski
WAYNE | Charles E. Bachorski, 20, of County Route 87, passed 
away Tuesday, June 18, 2002 as a result of a van-pedestrian 
accident.
He was born in Geneva, NY on Aug. 15, 1981 the son of William 
and Gloria Badmone Bachorski.
He was a graduate of Naples High School and employed at the 
Crooked Lake Ice Cream Parlor in Hammondsport.
Surviving are his parents of Wayne; brothers, William and 
Robert both of Wayne; sister, Michelle of Wayne; grandmother, 
Mary Daniels of Canan and grandfather, Charles Daniels of 
Canan.
Friends may call Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the 
LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport where funeral services 
will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday. Interment will be in 
Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wayne Fire 
Department.



Myrtle L.  Bacon 
WESTFIELD, PA | Myrtle L. Bacon, 93, of RD #4, Westfield, PA, 
passed away Saturday, April 6, 2002 at Soldiers & Sailors 
Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.
Born in Rose Valley, PA, September 19, 1908, she was the 
daughter of Theodore & Libbie Gardner Finch.
She was a graduate of Knoxville High School.
She married Otto D. Bacon October 4, 1928. He preceded her in 
death June 3, 1984.
She is, also, preceded in death by her son, Richard Bacon; 
grandson, Danny Bacon; granddaughter, Denise Bacon and great 
grandson, Gary Bacon.
She is survived by sons, Otto D., Jr. (Emily) Bacon of 
Elkland, PA, Theodore Bacon of Westfield, PA, Robert J. (Mary 
Jo) Bacon of Knoxville, PA and Andrew (Marlene) Bacon of 
Westfield, PA; one daughter, Joanne (Robert) Eaton of York, 
PA; 18 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren & 7 great great 
grandchildren.
Friends may call Tuesday, April 9th, 7-9 pm at the H.P. Smith 
& Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY where 
funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 10th at 
2:00 pm. The Rev. Dr. Paul Green will officiate. Burial will 
be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA.



Albert 'Ronnie'  Bailey
Albert "Ronnie" Bailey, age 70, of North Sage Street, 
Horseheads died Friday, May 24, 2002 peacefully at home 
surrounded by his family after an extended illness. Albert was 
born March 8, 1932 to William E. and Ella Mae (Towner) Bailey. 

He married Elizabeth A. (Orme) Whitford on December 31, 1955, 
she predeceased him on November 8, 1981. He married Margaret 
(Margie) Gray on June 20, 1992. 
He is survived by his wife, Margie, brothers and 
sisters-in-law, William (Phyllis) Bailey of Elmira, Timothy 
Bailey of Elmira; daughters and sons-in-law, Robin (Pat) 
Fitzgerald of Corning, Cynthia (Michael) Groover of 
Springville, PA, Suzanne Whitford of Millerton, PA; sons and 
daughters-in-law Brian (Kelley) Bailey of Pine City, NY, Kevin 
(Claudia) Bailey of Whitefish, MT, Bill (Peggy) Whitford, 
Dennis (Carmela) Whitford, Francis (Anne) Whitford, all of 
Elmira, Joseph (Penny) Gray of Montrose, PA, Donald Gray of 
Conklin, NY, 35 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Bailey served our country in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army. 
He was involved in a variety of sporting organizations from 
little league baseball to small fry football. He was a wealth 
of information in sports trivia. He was an avid baseball fan, 
his favorite thing was watching the Yankees get beat, as a 
child and adult, he spent many hours at Dunn Field. He was an 
ardent Buffalo Bills fan and before his illness, he was a 
Bingo nut. He loved to sing little made up songs. 
He was employed by New York State Department of transportation 
in Horseheads, NY, and retired with 25 years of service. 
Albert was also an avid outdoorsman.
Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, May 28, 2002 
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral 
Home where at 8:30 p.m. a vigil service will be held, with 
Deacon Bill Yarawsky officiating. A funeral service will be 
held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at the Funeral Home 
with the Rev. Patrick Connor officiating. Interment will 
follow in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Memorials are 
directed to the Greater Steuben Chapter of the American Red 
Cross, 123 W. Market St., Corning, NY 14830.



Margaret W. Balcom
GLEN ALLEN, VA | Margaret W. Balcom, age 75, formerly of 
Painted Post, NY, died Monday, July 29, 2002 at her daughter's 
home in Glen Allen, VA.
Margaret was born in Corning, NY on April 26, 1927, the 
daughter of Lee and Sylvia (Muffley) Weber. She was preceded 
in death by her husband, Frederick Balcom in 1999, and her 
father, Lee Weber.
She retired from the accounting department of Corning Glass 
Works in 1984 after 30 years of active service. Margaret was a 
very active member of the First Baptist Church of Painted 
Post. She loved traveling and spending time at Keuka Lake with 
her friends.
She is survived by her loving family: Lee Rossini and David 
Salley of Glen Allen, VA, and Peter Rossini of Harrisonburg, 
VA; mother, Sylvia Weber of Painted Post; step sons: Frederick 
(Joan) Balcom of Williamsville, NY and Thomas (Susanne) Balcom 
of Loganville, GA; sisters, Betsy (Jim) Spotts of Corning and 
Jane McPhearson of Painted Post; grandchildren: Olivia, 
Christina, Max, Jeremy and Megan Lee; and great grandchildren, 
Shelby Victoria and Max.
Friends may call on Thursday, August 1 from 9 AM until 11 AM 
at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning 
where services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 11:00 AM with the Reverend Gary McCaslin officiating. 
Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.
Memorial donations may be made, in Margaret's name, to the 
First Baptist Church of Painted Post, 130 W. Water Street, 
Painted Post, NY 14870 or to Southern Tier Hospice, Inc., 
11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.



Alma Mae Ballard
ROCHESTER | Alma Mae Ballard age 80, died March 22, 2002 after 
a short illness. 
She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Harold E. 
Ballard. She is also survived by her children, Bonnie M. 
(Mason) Bennett of Painted Post, NY, Keith L. (Patricia) Abbey 
of Horseheads, NY and Renee D. (Martin) Cohen of Lewisville, 
NC; grandchildren, Randy Bennett, Corinne (Clayburn) Miille, 
Tim Abbey, Keith Abbey Jr., Sarah Cohen and Tamrah Cohen; 3 
great-grandchildren and stepson, Robert A. Ballard.
She was predeceased by daughter, Sharon M. Abbey and stepson, 
Edward R. Ballard.
Mrs. Ballard was very active in keeping her neighborhood 
viable, and took pride in her family, her home, and her 
flowers. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved 
her.
At the request of Mrs. Ballard, there will be no services.



Joseph L. (Chic)  Bamonti
CORNING, NY | Joseph L. (Chic) Bamonti, 85 years of 381 W. 
First Street, died Friday May 10, 2002 at his home following a 
lenghty illness.
He was born May 17, 1916 in Corning, NY, the son of the late 
Philip Bamonti & Stepfather Raffaeli Lamanna & Grace Lavorato. 

A lifetime resident of Corning, graduating from St. Mary's 
Catholic School and Corning Free Academy.
He was a veteran of the United States Army, First Sergeant 
with the 25th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troops during World War 
II (1941-45), serving in the South Pacific, receiving several 
medals and the Bronze Star.
Joseph and Margaret Cook were married July 31, 1948 in St. 
Mary's Church, Corning, NY. She predeceased him August 12, 
2001.
He was employed with Corning Inc. as a Glass Mechanic, 
supervisor in the Production Dept., retiring in 1974 with 65 
years active & inactive service.
Chic was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Mary's 
Church, a lifetime member of the Corning VFW, past member of 
the Corning Lodge of Elks #1071 and a member of the Indian 
Hills Golf Club. He was a great sportsman, bowling, playing 
golf and in earlier years played football for the All Star 
Team (Corning All High) 1938-48. He was a member of the 
Corning Painted Post Hall of Fame for his football 
accomplishments.Chic was a family man and truly loved and 
cared for his children and grandchildren. He was a great cook 
and enjoyed cooking for his family and friends. He also loved 
playing cards with his friends.
Surviving his son, Philip (Barbara) Bamonti of Painted Post, 
NY. Four daughters, Joann Bamonti of Corning, NY, Mary 
(Michael) Walsh of Webster, NY, Roberta (Barton) Hopkins of 
Rochester, NY and Margaret (Joseph) Buscaglia of Buffalo, NY. 
Nine Grandchildren, Joseph (Anne Marie) & Patty Bamonti, 
Katina & Robert Allen, Michael, Christine & Tracy Walsh, Drew 
Hopkins and Joey Buscaglia. Great granddaughter; Chelsea 
Doell. Sister Sally (Thomas) Madigan of Rochester, NY and 
brother, Lou (Rosemary) Ferraro of Las Vegas, NV. Also several 
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Predeceasing him were his sister, Florence Condella and 
brother, August Bamonti.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St., 
Corning, NY Sunday May 12, 2002 from 2-4pm & 7-9pm. A Prayer 
Service will be offered at the funeral home Monday May 13, 
2002 at 11:00am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. 
Mary's Church at 11:30am. Committal Prayers, Full Military 
Rites & Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in his 
name to: St. Mary's Building Fund, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, 
NY 14830 or Southern Tier Hospice, 117151 East Corning Rd., 
Corning, NY 14830 



Ruth  Bancroft 
BATH | Ruth Bancroft, 88, of 27 Green Acres Trailer Court, 
passed away Thursday, March 14, 2002 at Taylors Health Care 
Center, Bath, NY.
She was born October 25, 1913 in Bath, NY to Lyman and Elsie 
Habel Towner.
She graduated from Prattsburgh Academy in 1932 and from the 
Nurses training program at Bath Memorial Hospital as a 
Registered Nurse. She worked at the Bath Memorial Hospital and 
Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital, retiring in 1976. She was a 
member of the Centenary United Methodist Church, Bath.
Ruth married John K. Bancroft on September 30, 1941. He 
predeceased her in 1978. She was also predeceased by her two 
brothers, Verion Towner and Lyman Towner, Jr.
Ruth is survived by her daughter, Christine A. LaVarnway and 
her granddaughter, Michelle L. LaVarnway both of Bath and 
several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Seager-Jones Funeral Home, 4 E. 
Washington St., Bath, NY Sunday, March 17th from 1:00 to 3:00 
pm. Funeral services will immediately follow calling hours at 
3:00 pm with the Rev. Jeff McDowell officiating. Burial will 
be in Nondaga Cemetery, Bath, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Taylor Health 
Center, Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital or a charity of one's 
choice.



Laura M.  Barner 
CORNING | Laura M. Barner, age 59 of Corning, NY, died Monday, 
February 18, 2002 at Founders Pavilion in Corning. Laura was 
born December 30, 1942, daughter of the late Douglas G. and 
Marian Kniffin Henry.
She is survived by her loving husband of forty-one years, 
Thomas K. Barner; sons: Tim Barner of Corning with wife Carol; 
David Barner of Charleston, SC with wife Christy; daughter, 
Darlene Barner of Corning; sister, Debra Kimball of North 
Carolina; brother, Louie Luevanos of Philadelphia, PA; 
grandchildren, Erin Darcangelo, Darnell and Tyrell Gantt, Zack 
Aaron Barner and Zack Thomas Barner; and niece, Savana 
Kimball.
Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water 
and Walnut Sts, Elmira, on Thursday, February 21, 2002 from 
5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. A funeral service will be held at the 
conclusion of calling hours with Chaplain Judy Peppard 
officiating. Interment will be held in the spring at Fairview 
Cemetery, Painted Post, NY.



E. Harvey Barnett Jr.
BIG FLATS | Ewin Harvey Barnett, Jr., age 79 of 71 Brookside 
Circle, died Thursday, February 7, 2002 at home. He was born 
April 28, 1922 in Lebanon, Missouri the son of Ewin H. and 
Eunice Hooker Barnett. He married June Wolfe on April 28, 1949 
in Webster Groves, Missouri. She predeceased him on June 21, 
1995. He married Esther Newton on November 17, 1996 at the 
First Presbyterian Church in Big Flats. Harvey received a B.S. 
CH. E. from the Missouri School of Mines in Rolla, MO in 1943 
and a M.S. CH. E. from Washington University in St. Louis in 
1950. Harvey served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was 
retired from Corning, Inc. as a Consulting Statistician. He 
was a member and former elder of the First Presbyterian Church 
of Big Flats, a member of the American Chemical Society, a 
fellow with the American Society for Quality and the Royal 
Statistical Society. He held memberships in Phi Beta Phi and 
Tau Beta Pi and was a supporter of the Big Flats Historical 
Society.
He is survived by his wife, Esther Barnett; two sons, Ewin H. 
Barnett III of Boone County, Missouri and Andrew H. Barnett of 
Raleigh, NC; two step-daughters, Mary Beth Campbell of 
Blossburg, PA and Natalie Mattison of Corning; a step-son, 
Stephen Newton of Fallsburg, NY; grandchildren, Sabra Barnett, 
Peter and Emily Barnett, several other grandchildren, great 
grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. A brother, Robert 
Barnett of Seattle, WA predeceased him.
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, February, 10, 2002 at 
3 PM in the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats with the 
Rev. Rick Price officiating. Burial will be in Rural Home 
Cemetery, Big Flats. Hills Funeral Home in Big Flats is 
handling arrangements. Memorial donations may be directed, in 
Harvey's name, to the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats 
designated for the Pastoral Support Project at McKean 
Rehabilitation Hospital in Chiangmai, Thailand. These 
donations help support the hospital, their information 
services, computer needs and computer training for 300 pastors 
in the Chiangmai area.



Shirley S.  Barringer
CORNING, NY | Shirley W. Barringer, 70, of 9187 Main Street, 
Coopers Plains died June 9, 2002 at home.
She was born August 17, 1931 in Scranton, PA the daughter of 
Willard and Emma (Ketchledge) Hine-line. Shirley and Walter E. 
Barringer were married on February 17, 1950 in Honesdale, PA. 
Walter predeceased her on September 14, 2000.
She was a 1947 graduate of Some High School, Lake Ariel, PA. 
Shirley was a homemaker and a member of the Coopers Plains 
United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her son, Charles D. Barringer of Coopers 
Plains.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 21, 2002 at 
the Coopers Plains United Methodist Church at 1:00 p.m. with 
Rev. David Wolcott officiating. The family will receive 
friends immediately following the service for a reception in 
celebration of Shirley's life. Interment will be in Indian 
Orchard Cemetery, Hones-dale, PA.
Those wishing may make donations to the Coopers Plains United 
Methodist Church or the charity of one's choice. Acly-Stover 
Funeral Home, Corning is entrusted with arrangements.



Eva M. Bass
GREIGSVILLE/PIFFARD | Eva M. Bass, 79, passed away Tuesday, 
August 20, 2002 at Strong Memorial Hosp., in Rochester.
Eva was born August 1, 1923 in the Town of Canadice, a 
daughter of Trenton & Lena (Marvin) Stone. She was a former 
bartender in El Monte, CA and an emplooyee of the Birdseye 
Division of General Foods in Avon. She enjoyed playing music 
and listening to music for many years.
She is survived by her children, Donna (Bob) Caccamise of 
Prattsburg, Gail (Robert) Page of LaVerne, CA and Edward Bass 
of Evansville, IN; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 1 
great-great grandson; many half sisters and half brothers; 
several nieces, nephews & cousins.
Friends may call 12-2 PM, Saturday, August 24 at the Walter E. 
Baird & Sons Funeral Home, 100 E. Naples St., Wayland, where 
funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling. 
Burial will be in the Village Cemetery, Wayland. Contributions 
may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in memory of 
Eva M. Bass. 



Mary Picarazzi Bassett
CORNING | Mary Picarazzi Bassett, age 73, entered into eternal 
rest Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at Corning Hospital. She 
was a life-long resident of Corning. 
She was a devout member of St. Mary's and a 60-year member of 
the church's choir. She also sang with the Resurrection Choir 
and volunteered for many years at Corning Hospital and All 
Saints Academy. She took special interest in the arts and was 
a supporter of many community causes.
Mary was a graduate of St. Mary's Parochial School and Corning 
Free Academy. She was an employee of Corning Glass Works for 
40 years, having spent 39 years in Corporate Purchasing. She 
retired in 1987.
Survivors include her beloved daughter Mary Rose (Mahlon) Cook 
and her treasured grandchildren, Amy Cook Thomas and Justin 
Cook and very special great-grandson Coleman Thomas, all of 
Corning; her sisters, Loretta Sorge of Corning and Margaret 
Snyder of Prattsburgh. Mary is also survived by many loving 
nieces, nephews and friends. Mary is predeceased by her 
brothers and sisters, Rose Castellana, Elizabeth Ruocco, Anna 
Nobriga, Angelina Chomiak, Joseph Picarazzi and Peter 
Picarazzi.
Mary was grateful to live in the Picarazzi home her whole life 
and to always have her siblings, children and grandchildren 
very close by. She spent many hours with the children of her 
neighborhood, befriending and mentoring all that she came in 
contact with. Mary was an unselfish and giving friend to all.
Friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. 
Pulteney Street, Corning, NY on Sunday, September 29th from 
2-4 and 7-9 PM. A prayer service will be held at the funeral 
home on Monday at 9:00 AM followed by a Mass of Christian 
Burial at 9:30 AM at St. Mary's Church, Corning. Burial will 
follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning. Memorials in Mary's 
name may be directed to The National Parkinson Foundation 
Inc., 1501 NW 9 Ave. Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136-1494 or to 
All Saints Academy, 158 State Street, Corning, NY 14830.



Theodore D.  Bauter
NORTH PORT, FL | Theodore D. Bauter, 83, of North Port, FL, 
died May 25, 2002. He was born August 24, 1918 in Wheeler, NY, 
the son of the late Guy H. Bauter and Wilhemina Scherer 
Bauter. He moved to the Florida area in 1984 from Kanona, NY.
He retired in 1970 after being employed as a Supervisor Cook 
at the VA Medical Center in Bath, NY for 30 years. He served 
his country in the US Army during WWII in the South Pacific, 
41st Division. He was a member of the Kanona Fire Dept., 
D.A.V., American Legion, N.A.R.F.E., the Sunseekers-In-FL.
He formerly attended the Bath Baptist Church. He was a member 
of the First Baptist Church of Port Charlotte. Within the 
church he was a Pryme Tymer, and attended the Andrew Sunday 
School. Mr. Bauter was a true family man, who enjoyed life to 
it's fullest.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Wanda Bauter of North 
Port, FL; his daughter, Linda (Michael) Empsy of Port 
Charlotte, FL; son, Gary (Janet) Bauter of Corning, NY; 5 
grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and 
nephews.
Calling hours are being held Thursday, May 30, 2002 from 7-9pm 
only at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath, where funeral 
services will be held Friday, May 31, 2002 at 2:00pm, with the 
Reverend Catharine Benton and Reverend Robert Tuttle 
officiating. Interment will be at the Valley View Cemetery in 
Avoca, NY.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be 
made to the Kanona United Methodist Church, the Kanona Fire 
Dept. or the First Baptist Church of Port Charlotte, 20035 
Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte, FL 33952. Florida arrangements 
are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services, Punta 
Gorda, FL.



Lorraine S. Beam 
HAMMONDSPORT | Lorraine S. Beam 60 of 5 Curtiss Ave. passed 
away Thursday, February 21, 2002 at Ira Davenport Memorial 
Hospital. 
She was born October 4, 1941 in Portsmouth, NH the daughter of 
William and Rose Anne Frieldsend Loomis.
Lorraine was a member of the Hammondsport United Methodist 
Church, former Village Board Member and an active volunteer 
with the American Cancer Society. She worked at Ira Davenport 
Mem. Hospital in the Dietary Dept. for the past 6 years.
Surviving are her husband, Lawrence T. Beam Sr.; sons: 
Lawrence T. Beam Jr. and Michael D. (Karen) Beam Sr. both of 
Hammondsport; daughter, Melissa Beam Washburn of Himrod; 
mother, Rose Loomis of Portsmouth NH; brother, William 
(Murlene) Loomis of Portsmouth NH; five grandchildren: James 
Washburn, Kriesha Beam, Dakota Washburn, Cheyenne Chelesa Rose 
Beam and Michael D. Beam Jr.
Friends may call Saturday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the LaMarche 
Funeral Home of Hammondsport where funeral and committal 
services will take place Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. Babs Steinert 
will officiate and burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American 
Cancer Society.



Helen G.  Beard 
CORNING | Helen G. Beard age 88, of East Second Street, 
Corning, NY died Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at the Robert Packer 
Hospital in Sayre, PA.
Helen was born in Corning on September 26, 1913, the daughter 
of Clair and Mary (Jelliff) Goodyear. She retired from Corning 
Glass Works in 1976 from the Ordering Department with over 43 
years of service. She was the wife of Clifford Beard whom she 
married in Corning in 1937. She loved to cook and bake and 
play pinochle with her husband. Helen was a member of the 
First United Methodist Church in Corning. She is remembered as 
a woman with great insightfulness, incredible wit, and a keen 
desire to always love and support her family. Her one desire 
was always to be treated by others in the same way she treated 
them, exemplifying that familiar saying by Jesus, "Do unto 
others as you would have them do unto you." She was preceded 
in death by her sisters, Florence Dean and Ruth Goodyear, and 
by her brothers, Leroy and Junior Goodyear. 
Helen is survived by her husband, Clifford Beard at home; one 
brother, Leon (Ruth) Goodyear of Sullivan, IL; a very special 
niece, Deanna Lesche of Beltsville, MD; and several nieces and 
nephews.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2002 at 
2:00 PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., 
Corning with the Reverend SungHo Lee officiating. Burial will 
be in the Hope Cemetery Annex, Corning. 



Anneliese  Beauvier 
BATH, NY | Anneliese Beauvier passed away Monday, May 27, 2002 
at her home, 23 Shannon St. She was born April 18, 1928 in 
Germany.
She is survived by her husband George Beauvier; one son, Ralph 
Beauvier of Campbell; two daughters, Margareta Trenchard of 
Branchport and Linda Gayhart of Bath. She is also survived by 
9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers of Germany 
and 3 nieces of Germany.
Calling hours are being observed Friday, May 31, 2002 at the 
Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath from 6-8pm only, with the 
funeral service being held at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 8:00pm. Burial will be held in Nondaga Cemetery, Bath, NY.



Katherine A. (Kay)  Beck 
PAINTED POST, NY | Katherine A. (Kay) Beck 67 years of 250 N. 
Hamilton St. Apt 312, died unexpectedly Thursday, February 28, 
2002 at the Corning Hospital.
She was born July 1, 1934 in Corning, NY, the daughter of the 
late Joseph and Veva Mattoon Shine, Sr. She was a lifetime 
resident of Corning and a graduate of Northside Blodgett High 
School.
Katherine and Arden D. Beck were married July 23, 1956 in 
Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
She was a retired teachers aide for the Corning/Painted Post 
School District.
Kay was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Mary's 
and Immaculate Heart of Mary Churches, a past member of the 
Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Young Democratic Committee. 
She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and 
great grandmother.
Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Arden and daughters: 
Linda (Paul) Riviello of Canton, MI, Carol Fogarty and Julie 
Beck both of Corning, NY; seven grandchildren: Tommy & 
Stefanie Ross, Sarah, Kimberly & Hilary Fogarty and Jemere & 
Loletta Reid; one great granddaughter, Riley Fogarty; brother, 
Joseph (Linda) Shine, Jr. and three sisters: Joyce (Rollin) 
Callahan all of Beaver Dams, NY, Patricia (Robert) Hoff of 
Martinez, GA and Mary Elizabeth (Michael) Caurant of Vallejo, 
CA.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First 
St., Corning, NY Sunday, March 3, 2002 from 4-7 pm. A Prayer 
Service will be offered at the funeral home Monday, March 4, 
2002 at 8:45 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 
am at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Painted Post, NY. 
Interment will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery.
The family would appreciate Memorial donations be given in her 
name to: American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 
13220-3049.



Thomas F. (Poppy)  Beers
BRADFORD | Thomas F. (Poppy) Beers, 78, of 3554 Kiklowicz 
Road, died Friday, July 26, 2002 at the Bath V.A.M.C.
He was born October 15, 1924 in Hammondsport, the son of 
Everitt and Marietta Rice Beers. Tom was a former resident of 
Hammondsport, a self-employed contractor in the area for many 
years, an Army veteran of WWII and an avid fisherman and was 
devoted to his grandchildren.
Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Genevieve Sleve Beers; 
daughters, Nancy Robinson of Hammondsport, Susan Beers of 
Wayland and Tammy Catherman of Hammonds-port; sons, Thomas 
Beers of Hammondsport and Timothy Beers of Tower City, PA; his 
mother, Marietta Smith of Bath; stepchildren, Theresa Machuga 
of Hornell, Joe Kuroczka of Bath, Janey Keefer of Bradford and 
Christine Russo of Painted Post; 21 grandchildren and 16 
great-grandchildren.
Friends may call Wednes-day from 1-3 & 5-7 p.m. at the 
LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport, where Fun-eral and 
Committal services will take place Wednesday at 7 p.m. Father 
Andrew Kalafsky will officiate and burial will be in Pleasant 
Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport.
The family will provide their own flowers. Memorials may be 
made to Steuben A.R.C.



Dorothy R. Beers 
HAMMONDSPORT, NY | Dorothy R. Beers 72 of 8490A Route 54 
passed away Friday July 12, 2002 at St. James Hospital in 
Hornell.
She was born November 19, 1929 in Wayne, NY the daughter of 
Charles and Bertha Bowers Rose. Her husband Vrooman G. Beers 
passed away on March 3, 2002.
Dorothy was a graduate of Hammondsport Schools, School 
Secretary at Hammondsport Central School for Louis Natale, 
Assistant Town Clerk for a number of Years, Senior Regent and 
Star Reporter for the former Hammondsport Moose Club. Original 
member of the Girls Club of Hammondsport, former Secretary of 
the Hammondsport Methodist Church for many years, member of 
T.R.U.T.H., member of Hammondsport Fire Dept. Auxiliary, and 
helped organize the greatest generation Hammondsport Branch. 
Dorothy was the Sales Service Manager at the Great Western 
Winery retiring after 17 years of service, she also was 
employed at the Taylor Wine Co. and Secretary of the 
Hamondsport Alumni Assoc. for many years.
Surviving are her daughter Carol (Dale) Swarts of Wayland, 4 
grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, brother-in-law and 
sister-in-law Ed and Margie Beers of Winter Haven, FL. and 
several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her son Douglas G. Beers on April 8, 
2001.
A joint Memorial Service for Vrooman and Dorothy will be held 
Saturday July 20, 2002 at 11a.m. at the Hammondsport Methodist 
Church Rev. Babs Steinert will officiate and Interment will be 
in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials for 
Vrooman may be made to the Hammondsport Fire Dept. and for 
Dorothy to the Hammondsport Fire Dept. Auxiliary.
Following the service a reception will be held at the 
Hammondsport Fire Dept.
Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport.



Vrooman G.  Beers 
HAMMONDSPORT | Vrooman G. Beers, 73, of 8490A State Route 54 
passed away Sunday, March 3, 2002 at the Corning Hospital.
He was born September 6, 1928 in Bath the son of Earl and 
Esther Wright Beers.
Vro was a Secretary and a past-Governor of the former 
Hammondsport Moose Club, Member of the Hammonds-port Fire 
Dept., Hammonds-port Sons of the Legion and a member of 
T.R.U.T.H. He was a line foreman at the Taylor Wine Co. with 
over 40 years of service, retiring several years ago.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Rose Beers, daughter Carol 
(Dale) Swarts of Wayland, brother Edward (Margie) Beers of 
Winter Haven, Fl., 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. He 
was predeceased by his son, Douglas G. Beers on April 8, 2001.
Memorial services will be held at a time and place to be 
announced. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the 
Hammonds-port Vol. Fire Dept. in his memory. Arrangements are 
by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport.



Sara E.  Behlke
CORNING, NY | Sara E. Behlke, age 78 of Corning, NY, formerly 
of Elmira and Edgewater, MD, died Friday, June 7, 2002 at 
Corning Hospital. 
Sara is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy D. and 
Gary O'Connor with children, Rebecca and Rory of Elmira; son 
and daughter-in-law, Thomas P. and Lynne Dunbar with children, 
Megan and Bret of East Brunswick, NJ; step-children, Charles 
Behlke with wife Norma of Edgewater, MD and Charlene Behlke of 
Annapolis, MD; also surviving are sisters-in-law, Mary Tyler 
and Irma (Robert) Daywalt both of Annapolis, MD.
Sara was predeceased by her husbands, Paul Dunbar and Charles 
Behlke.
Private family services will be held with interment taking 
place in Annapolis, MD.
Donations, in Sara's memory, may be directed to the Corning 
Hospital, 176 Denison Pkwy E. Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements 
by McInerny Funeral Home.



Marcella D.  Benedict
BATH | Marcella D. Benedict, 83, of Wilson Way, Bath, died 
Sunday, August 4, 2002, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center.
Marcella owned and operated, with her late husband, Benedict 
TV Sales and Service for many years in Bath. Marcella was the 
daughter of Cornelius E. and Matilda H. Young Dillon. Marcella 
served as weekday Sacristan Eucharistic Minister at St. Mary's 
Church in Bath. She was a member of St. Mary's Steering 
Committee for Seniors. She was a bingo worker at St. Mary's 
Church.
Marcella was a member of St. Mary's Pastoral staff, taking 
communion to shut-ins. She was a co-chairman of the 
Bereavement Committee. Marcella volunteered with Meals on 
Wheels, R.S.V.P., Literacy, Hospice and Food Pantry. She was 
also a worker for the Knights of Columbus.
Marcella was predeceased by her husband Weston Benedict, three 
sisters and two brothers.
She is survived by two sons, W. Charles (Diane) Benedict of 
Whitney Point, NY and Neil F. (Eva) Benedict of Wellsville, 
NY; one daughter, Kathryn (J. Michael) Bovaird of Topeka, KS; 
nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, 
Marjorie Dillon of Bath; one brother, Edwin Dillon of Painted 
Post, NY; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Tuesday, August 6th from 7:00-9:00 P.M. at 
St. Mary's Church in Bath. A Christian Wake Service will 
follow at 9:00 P.M. in St. Mary's Church, Bath. A Mass of 
Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, August 7th at 10:00 
A.M. in St. Mary's Church, Rev. Richard Shatzel celebrant. 
Memorial donations may be made to Bath Community Daycare at 
St. Mary's Church, 36 East Morris Street, Bath, NY 14810. 
Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath, handling arrangements.



Warren C. "Chuck" Benjamin 
CORNING | Warren C. "Chuck Benjamin 54, of 145 Hillvue Avenue 
entered into rest unexpectedly on Friday, May 3, 2002 in the 
Town of Lindley.
He was born in Champaign, Illinois on October 6, 1947 a son of 
Warren and Jean Burdick Benjamin. He married the former 
Darlene L. Wilson on October 6, 1997 in Lindley, New York.
Chuck was a graduate of the Corning-Painted Post East High 
School and the Albany School of Pharmacy. He was a licensed 
pharmacist having worked at Eckers and later at Eckards 
Pharmacy on Market Street in Corning for over 30 years. Chuck 
served in the Army Reserves. He was an avid sportsman and was 
formerly involved with little league baseball and boy scouts, 
he enjoyed bowling and hunting.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene; his father and 
step-mother, Warren and Martha Benjamin of Big Flats; three 
brothers, Jay (Barbara) Benjamin of Red Hook, NY, Mark 
(Deborah) Benjamin of Rochester, and Matthew (Judy) Benjamin 
of Grand Prairie, TX; aunt and uncles Pat and Les Gordon and 
Stanley Benjamin of Whitehall, NY; several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Monday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Flint Funeral 
Home 10 Wall Street, Addison. Funeral services will be held 
there at 11 am Tuesday with Rev. Sandra Olmstead, officiating. 
Burial will be in the Addison Rural Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society of 
American Heart Association.

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