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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.