Miscellaneous Steuben County, New York Obituaries


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HORNELL - Pearl Beatrice Coogan, beloved wife of Ralph Coogan and mother of Ralph "Jim" Coogan, Frederick Coogan and Teresa Jaycox, died Thursday evening (June 15, 2000) at her home.
Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main Street, Hornell. Funeral service arrangements are incomplete.

ARKPORT - Don Kennell, 64, of 8150 Lisman Lane, died early today (June 16, 2000) at his home.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, Hornell.

MESA, Ariz. - George A. Dodd, 84, passed away Sunday (June 4, 2000).
He was born Oct. 16, 1915, in Salamanca, and resided in Hornell, until moving to Mesa, Ariz., in Oct. 1975.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and spent 41 years of faithful and conscientious service working for the Erie Lackawanna Railroad.
George was the loving husband of Audrey Haynes for 64 years. He was devoted to his family, daughter Julie and her husband, Keith Benjamin; and daughter, Evy and her husband Phil Hartley; grandchildren, Amy and Erica Benjamin, Larry and wife Amanda, Christopher, and Jeff Hartley; great grandchildren, Kyra and Nathan Hartley; his son, Larry, died at age seven. He is survived by sister Alice; brothers, Floyd and Donald.
His brothers, Louie and Harry predeceased him.
George was a very hard worker, a responsible citizen, and loved helping others. He was also a great sports enthusiast, and golf was a passion. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, and Hornell High School Alumni Association.
George requested no visitation or public services.
Contributions may be made to the Hornell High School Alumni Association, P.O. Box 135, Hornell, N.Y. 14843.

FAIRPORT - Gertrude Sims Callaghan, formerly of North Hornell, died June 11, 2000, at the age of 98. She was the widow of Henry Burdette Callaghan, who died in 1944.
For many years she was hostess at the Hornell Country Club, until she became a housemother at Delta Chi Sorority in Alfred.
After the death of her parents, she moved to Fairport, N.Y. in the mid- '70s.
She was predeceased by her brothers Earl, Jeffrey and Jack and by her sister Mary Elizabeth Sims of Hornell.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and Ted Wheeler of Fairport; Billie and George Botti of Huntington, Long Island; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister-in-law Miriam Callaghan of Hornell.
Mrs. Callaghan's father, Harry W. Sims was, for several years, foreman of the Composing Room at the Hornell Evening Tribune.
A graveside service will be held at Hope Cemetery, Hornell at the convenience of the family.

ROCHESTER - Nellie M. Dickinson, 87, a long time resident of Hornell, died Saturday (June 10, 2000) in Rochester, where she had lived for the last five years.
For 40 years, Miss Dickinson was well-known by two generations of students in Hornell High School, where she taught science and for the last 15 years of her career was the guidance director. She retired in 1974.
Active in the community, education, and church life of Hornell, she was a past president of the Fortnightly Club; a past president of Delta Kappa Gamma, honorary education society; and a former member of the Board of Directors of Campfire Girls. Miss Dickinson was a member of United Presbyterian Church, where she served as an elder.
Survivors include two sisters, Elizabeth Dickinson of Rochester; Dorothy D. Stevens of Wilmington, Del.; a brother, John E. of East Aurora; two nieces and two nephews; a great niece and six great nephews.
Graveside services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

WARSAW - Joseph Chouret, 92, of Brooklyn Street, died Monday (June 12, 2000) at home.
He was born Jan. 6,1908 in New York City, son of the late Leon and Matilda Touiletti Chouret. Mr. Chouret was employed for over 30 years with the former Pavilion Natural Gas Co. He retired in 1973 as a foreman for the company. He was a member of St. Michael's Church, Warsaw; The Loyal Order of the Moose No. 560, Warsaw; the Wyoming Co. Veterans Club, Warsaw and was an avid bowler and card player.
He was predeceased by his wife Rose in 1993.
Surviving are one brother-in-law John (Helen) Nasca of Warsaw; one sister-in-law, Josephine DiGuardi of Summerfield, Fla.; and several nieces.
Friends may call Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, 246 North Main Street, Warsaw. Prayers will be said Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Church in Warsaw. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Mt. Morris.
Memorials may be made to the Warsaw Rescue Squad or St. Michael's School, Warsaw.

COHOCTON - Darlene M. Waite, 46, of 38 South Main Street, died Sunday (June 11, 2000) in Noyes Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
Darlene was born Oct. 19, 1953 in Bath, the daughter of Howard and Betty Lyon Quanz and was a Cohocton resident most of her life. She married George Waite on Aug. 2, 1997, who survives.
She was employed at Moore-Cottrel in N. Cohocton and was presently employed at the Wayland-Cohocton Central School.
Darlene is survived by her husband, George; her mother, Betty Quanz of Cohocton; one sister, Sheryl (Michael) Moore of Atlanta; one brother, Jack (Anita) Quanz of Bath; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 West Naples Street, Wayland. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zion Lutheran Church, Cohocton, with Rev. David Bernard officiating. Interment will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Cohocton.
Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

NUNDA - Ernest J. Hall, 66, of Kendall Road, passed away Thursday afternoon (June 8, 2000) in Strong Memorial Hospital following a long illness.
He was born in Wallace, On June 6, 1934, a son of the late Wilbur and Leona Cobb Hall. On Oct. 3, 1954, he was married to Patricia Babcock, who survives.
Ernest worked for the Kennedy Farm for 22 years. He also had worked for the Dansville Press before his retirement. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, fishing, and being outdoors.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Pat, are his three sons, Ed Hall and Floyd Hall both of South Carolina; Morris Hall of Nunda; five daughters, Patricia Jones of South Carolina; Star Bassett of West Sparta; Melany Brooker and Tanya Hall both of Nunda; Leanna Hall of Dalton; a sister, Stella O'Brien of Delevan; his mother-in-law, Isabelle Totton of Dansville; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Hindle Funeral Home, 271 Main Street, Dansville, where services will be held at the completion of calling hours at 11 a.m. Interment will be in South Sparta Cemetery, Sparta.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to Ronald McDonald House, 333 Westmoreland Drive, Rochester, N.Y. 14620.

CANISTEO - Deborah D. Knapp, 27, of McAuley Manor, formerly of 3 Fourth Street, died Thursday (June 8, 2000) at St. James Mercy Hospital following a long illness.
Deborah was born March 22, 1973 in Dansville, to Alan and Susan Snowman Knapp. She was predeceased by her father on March 30, 1995. She was a graduate of Canisteo Central School, class of 1993, had attended the First Presbyterian Church in Canisteo and was president of residence council at McAuley Manor.
Survivors include her mother, Susan Knapp of Arlington, Va.; two brothers, Richard (LouAnn) Knapp of New Mexico: James Knapp of Canisteo; three sisters, Wendy (Michael) Bartholomew and Jean (Louis) Sterns both of Hornell; Barbara (Edward) Wagner of Mooresville, N.C.; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and several cousins.
Friends may call Sunday June 11 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Canisteo, where funeral services will be held Monday June 12 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Brian Diffenbacher officiating.
Memorials in the name of Deborah Knapp may be made to McAuley Manor, Bethesda Drive, Hornell, N.Y. 14843.

HORNELL - John A. Yedinak, 64, died Wednesday (June 7, 2000) as a result of injuries he sustained in a tractor accident at his home at 6360 County Road 29.
Funeral arrangements with the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. in Hornell are incomplete.

FREMONT/ SOUTH DANSVILLE - Sherwood W. Vincent, 65, of County Rte. 46, passed away Wednesday (June 7, 2000) at Noyes Memorial Hospital, where he was taken after being stricken at home.
He was born May 3, 1935 in Jamestown, the son of the late Wilton and Blanche (Olson) Vincent. Sherwood was married June 2, 1956 to Barbara H. (Simmons) Vincent, who he has been married to for 44 years.
Sherwood was a self employed long haul truck driver, owning and operating his own trucking business for many years. He was a former member of the South Dansville Masonic Lodge and South Dansville Fire Dept. Sherwood enjoyed hunting, motorcycle and four wheeler riding, and had a great love for the outdoors, especially watching sunsets.
Besides his wife, Barbara, he is survived by a son, Paul Vincent of Owego; three daughters, Phyllis (Andy) Honious of New Baden , Ill.; Susan Frazier of Arkport; Teresa (Samuel) Repass of Mt. Morris; seven grandchildren, Christopher, Nathaniel, and Matthew Honious all of New Baden, Ill; Nicholas and Jennifer Frazier of Arkport; Sammy Repass of Mt. Morris; and Melissa Brisbane of Lakeville, N.Y.; and many cousins.
Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Chamberlin Funeral Home Inc., 73 Main Street, Dansville, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Gary Wichard officiating. Burial will be in Arkport Cemetery, Arkport.
Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the family.

DALTON - Devin Eugene Jeffords, died Sunday (June 4, 2000).
He was predeceased by grandfather, Harold Jeffords and step grandfather Randy Spencer.
He is survived by his mother and father, Milisa and Tim of Dalton; brother, Timothy Jr.; sisters, Molly and Jessica; maternal grandparents, Keith and Donna Parthemer of Dalton; paternal grandmother, Sarah Spencer of Dalton; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at the Union Cemetery at 2 p.m., Pastor Kenneth Dole officiating.
Arrangements by Mann's Funeral Home in Nunda.

WOODHULL - William J. Hulbert Jr., 81, of 1165 Symonds Road, passed away Sunday (June 4, 2000) at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira.
Born in the Town of Troupsburg on Oct. 31, 1918, he was the son of William Jay and Inez Leach Hulbert.
A graduate of Middletown High School, Middletown, he was a retired self-employed dairy farmer and electrician. He was a communicant of St. Catherine's Church of Addison. He married Gloria Libramento, April 29, 1950, she survives.
Also surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Mary and David Bartalsky of Waterbury, Conn.; sons and daughters-in-law, Matthew and Lisa Hulbert of Princeton, N.J.; James and Sherri Hulbert of Ridgefield, Conn.; two grandchildren, Laura Dobos and Michael Bartalsky; his brother, Lee Hulbert Sr. of Middletown, N.Y.; his sisters, Gertrude Margeson of Woodhull; Doris Brennan of Glens Falls, N.Y., several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his son, Jay Francis Hulbert; brothers, Warren and Lawrence Hulbert; sister, Bernice Morris.
Friends may call Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the H.P Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street, Woodhull. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Gerald T. O'Connor at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Catherine's Church. Burial will be in St. Catherine's Cemetery.
The family will furnish flowers. Memorials will be received for St. Catherine's Trust Fund, the Troupsburg Ambulance Corp. or the Arnot Ogden Dialysis Unit.

NAPLES - E. Thurber Wells, 80, passed away Saturday (June 3, 2000).
He was born on Nov. 2, 1919, in Atlanta, N.Y., the son of Harry and Dora Wells. Thurber married Doris Burley on Aug. 22, 1944. He retired from the Gunlocke Chair Factory as a foreman in 1985.
He is survived by his wife Doris of Naples; two sons, Dale and Kevin Wells, both of Naples; two grandchildren; a brother, Dey Wells of Naples; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 on Tuesday at the Baird-Moore Funeral Home in Naples, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Rose Ridge Cemetery in Naples.
Contribution to the Naples Ambulance, Box 671, Naples, N.Y. 14512 or the Naples Babe Ruth.

WAYLAND - Calvin J. Miller, 78, of 91 Loon Lake Road, died May 22, 2000.
Friends are invited to attend graveside services Saturday at 2 p.m. in North Loon Lake Cemetery, Emmo Road, Wayland, with Rev. Thomas Montgomery officiating.
Arrangements are by St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, Wayland.

VISALIA, Calif. - Maurita Dallaportas Mattoon passed away on May 24, 2000 at the age of 97.
She was born in Wayland, on Jan. 13, 1903. Maurita married Steve Dallaportas in 1922; he preceded her in death in 1934. In 1958, she married Ernest Mattoon, who preceded her in death in 1962. For the past 27 years, she had made her home in Visalia.
Maurita owned and operated an ice cream parlor for several years. After selling her business, she became a payroll clerk for W.H. Gunlocke Chair Company. After moving to California, she worked for Pacific Mutual Life Insurance. She was a member of the Visalia Christian Church and a past matron, Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include a son, LaVerne Dallaportas of Orlando, Fla.; daughters, Barbara Dunbar and Helen Hutchins, both of Visalia; step children, Charlotte Weaver of Fremont; Eleanor Archer of Benson, Ariz; Sandy Mosman of Tucson, Ariz.; Willy Mattoon of Tucson, Texas; brother, Harry (Josaline) Robinson of Ventura, Calif.; sister-in-law, Vera Robinson of Wayland; five grandsons, Cliff Dunbar of Visalia; Steve Dunbar of Brisbane, Calif.; David Dallaportas of Bath; Mark Dallaportas of Sorrento, Fla.; Robert Dallaportas of DeBarry, Fla.; one granddaughter, Judy Pebbles of Visalia, Calif.; 12 great grandchildren; several step grandchildren and great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The services are pending at the Wayland Cemetery, Wayland.
Memorial donations may be made to Wayland Historical Society, Box 494, Wayland, N.Y. 24572 or the donor's favorite charity.
Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral Service, 603 No. Court, Visalia, Calif. 93291.

DANSVILLE - Bertha A. Chilson, 86, of State Rte. 36, died today (June 1, 2000) at the East Side Nursing Home in Warsaw, following a long illness.
Mrs. Chilson was born Aug. 18, 1913, in Westfield, Pa., the daughter of Joseph Martin and Lena Belle Proudy Bost.
She had worked in the food service dept. of Monroe County Correctional Facility in Rochester for many years.
Mrs. Chilson is survives by one daughter, Mrs. Helen (Robert) Gardner of Hornell, one sister, Mary Shonda of Trumbull, Conn.; six grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her fist husband, Clifford Robbins; daughter, Ella Plunkett; four sisters, Minnie and Susie Bost, Helen Decker and Virginia Burment; one brother, Floyd Bost.
Friends may call Saturday from 12-2 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Sons, Inc. Funeral Home in Canisteo, where services will be held immediately following calling hours at 2 p.m.. the Rev. Carl Chamberlain officiating. Burial will be in the Champlin Cemetery in Westfield, Pa.

WAYLAND - Gerald J. Michel, 76, of 300 E. Naples Street, died Dec. 27, 1999.
Friends are invited to attend a graveside service Saturday at 9 a.m. in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Wayland.
Arrangements are by St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, Wayland.

ALFRED STATION - Joseph A. Lehman, 58, of 5998 State Rte. 21, died Wednesday (May 31, 2000) at St. James Mercy Hospital, following a long illness.
Born January 9, 1942 in Hornell, the son of Otto and Eileen France Lehman, he was married Nov. 6, 1966 in Warsaw to the former Jennifer S. Krotz, who survives. He was predeceased by a brother, Lawrence (Larry) Lehman of Canisteo in 1999.
He resided his early life in Arkport and was a graduate of Arkport Central School. Following his tour of duty with the U.S. Army, he became a route salesman for W.W. Giese Corp. of Hornell, where he was employed for 33 years.
Joe was a resident of Alfred Station for the past 32 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing and gardening.
Survivors besides his wife include five daughters, Teresa Lehman of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Barbara (William) Russell of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; Karen (Jerome) Curley of Shiprock, N.M.; Christine Lehman of Orlando, Fla.; Jennifer (John) Yeager of Coudersport, Pa.; a sister, Nancy Allington of Corning; five brothers, James (Jeanette) Lehman and Thomas Lehman both of Canisteo; Kenneth (Annette) Lehman and Charles (Dorthea) Lehman, both of Arkport; Frederic (Eilen) Lehman of Hornell, four grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Robertson Funeral Home, Inc. Hornell, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. Kenneth Chroniger officiating. Burial in Arkport Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Mercy Foundation Cancer Treatment Services, 411 Canisteo Street, Hornell, N.Y. 14843.

HORNELL - Lorraine Williams, 85, formerly of 7560 Airport Road, died Tuesday morning (May 30, 2000) at the Elder Care Home, where she has resided for the past 14 months.
Born Dec. 21, 1914, in Medford, Wis., she was the daughter of Frank and Hulda (Hug) Gall. She graduated from high school in Medford but had lived most of her life in the Hornell area.
Lorraine was employed as a waitress at the former Big Elms Restaurant in Hornell for over 30 years. She was a communicant of St. Ann's Church and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and also the Ladies of Columbus. She was also a former member of the Women of the Moose and had served as Senior Regent.
On Sept. 5, 1938, she married Howard "Howdy" Williams, who died Oct. 22, 1999. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Marvin Gall and Franklin Gall.
Surviving are two sons, Robert (Donna) Williams of Arkport; Charles "Chuck" (Linda) Williams of Cohocton; one daughter, Sharon (Jim) Northup of Wayne; two sisters, Rita (Herbert) Georg and Doris Dable, all of Medford, Wis.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
The family of Lorraine Williams will receive friends on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church Street, Hornell. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Ann's Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Lorraine's name may be made to St. Ann's School, 27 Erie Avenue, Hornell, N.Y. 14843. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

ANDOVER - Francis L. Brown, 83, of 13 West Greenwood St., died Monday (May 29, 2000) at home.
He was born April 13, 1917 in Hornell, a son of Lynn and Florence Northrup Brown. In 1946 in Buffalo, he married the former Jean Halsey of Andover, who survives.
Educated in Hornell, Mr. Brown served with the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific theater. A former employee of Wholesale Bread Co. of Olean, he had worked maintaining bridges and buildings for the Erie Railroad for over 30 years and retired in 1983.
He was a member of the Andover American Legion, he was a long time member of the Monday night bowling league in Wellsville, a former member of the Andover Rod and Gun Club, and a former member of the Serenity Hills golf club.
Surviving besides his wife Jean, is a daughter, Diane (Joseph) Neri of Hopkinton, Mass.; grandson, Joseph Neri also of Hopkinton; granddaughter, Elizabeth Neri of Hopkinton; granddaughter, Valerie (Jonathan) Boubel of Portland, Maine; granddaughter, Jennifer Shuttleworth of Maynard, Mass. and her fiance, Joe Deluca also of Maynard; a great grandson, Zachary Boubel of Portland, Maine; sisters-in-law, Betty (Art) Havens of Wellsville; Delores (William) Richmond of Stannards; many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mulholland-Swan Funeral Home, Inc. in Andover. Funeral services will be held there Thursday at 2 p.m. with pastor Dan Kenyon of the Wellsville Bible Church officiating. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery in Andover.
Memorials may be made to Comstock Hospice, West State Street, Olean, N.Y. 14760 or to the Andover Volunteer Rescue Squad.

TROUPSBURG - June K. Mattison, 66, of Crescent City, Fla., and Troupsburg, passed away Sunday (May 28, 2000) at Crescent City due to an auto accident.
Born in Big Flats, N.Y., on June 7, 1933, she was the daughter of Harry and Beatrice Holmes Kimble.
June was a former medical secretary at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell, and was presently employed at the Winn-Dixie Super Market in Crescent City.
She married Edward L. Mattison, June 19, 1948; he survives.
Also surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Edward L. Jr. and Joan Mattison of Troupsburg; Gary D. and Carol Mattison of Lindley; W. Scott Mattison of Greenville, S.C.; Robert W. and Sandra Mattison of Jasper; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Jerry Gunn of Troupsburg; Debra and Raymond Gausline Jr. of Elkland, Pa.; Lori Hoyt of Hornell; Patti and Walter Beard of Osceola, Pa.; brothers Donald Kimble of Horseheads; Paul Kimble of Buffalo; Douglas Kimble of Troupsburg; David Kimble of Loveland, Colo.; Daniel Kimble of Duncannon, Pa.; her sister, Shirley Tymel of Columbus, Texas; 30 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Carl Kimble.
Friends may call Thursday 5 to 8 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street, Woodhull. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday at the East Troupsburg Church with Rev. Donald Hulbert officiating. Burial will be in Chenango Cemetery.

HORNELL/ BRANCHPORT - Lewis C. Boone, 68, of 389 South Division St., died early Sunday (May 28, 2000) at Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira.
Born in Hornell, Feb. 15, 1932, a son of Harris and Ruth Baker Boone. Lewis lived most of his life in the Hornell area.
Lewis graduated Hornell High School, class of 1950 and later graduated from Alfred State College. He had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. On July 4, 1958, Lewis married Martha Ward, who survives. He had been employed as an engineer for the former Erie Lackawanna Railroad and Conrail, retiring in 1994.
He was predeceased by a brother, Earl Boone in 1993.
Surviving in addition to his wife Martha are two daughters, Kathleen Boone- Ives of Brockport; Pamela Boone (Robert Chapman) of Hornell; two sons Jeffrey (Brenda) Boone of Hornell; James Boone of Hornell; two sisters, Lauretta Holden of California; Esther Ellis of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren, Nicholas Boone and Nathaniel Chapman of Hornell; Scott Ives of Brockport; Justin and Hannah Boone of Hornell; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
At Lewis's request there will be no public calling hours, a memorial service for family and friends will be held Saturday (June 3, 2000) at 11 a.m. at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home in Hornell.
Those wishing to remember Lewis may make memorial contributions to the Hornell Alumni Association, P.O. Box 135, Hornell, N.Y. 14843, The South Hornell Fire Dept., P.O. Box 361, Hornell or to a charity of the donors choice.

BATH - Genevieve N. Schusler, of 214 Burton St., passed away Monday (May 29, 2000) at Ira Davenport Hospital, where she had been a patient for the past two weeks.
She was the daughter of Robert and Myrtle Rouse of Wallace, N.Y. Genevieve was a graduate of Avoca Central High School. For the past 54 years, she has been the wife of and is survived by, Gerald J. Schusler.
They had resided in Kanona for 32 years and have been residents of Bath for 18 years. They both are members of the United Methodist Church in Kanona.
Genevieve retired from the Veterans Administration Medical Center after 30 years of service as a medical administrative assistant. She was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and the New York State and National Federation of Republican Women. She was also a volunteer at the Ira Davenport Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Gerald Schusler; a brother, Roger (Elizabeth) Rouse of Wallace; a niece, Donna (Roy) Ulmer of Schenectady, N.Y.; a nephew, Gorman Wheaton of Binghamton; several great-nieces and great nephews.
Genevieve was predeceased by her sister, Onalee Wheaton in 1996.
A private service will be conducted at the convenience of the family with Rev. Edward Howe officiating. Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Genevieve's name may be made to the United Methodist Church of Kanona or the Bath Ambulance Corps.
Arrangements are by Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath.

HORNELL - Patrick T. Hanrahan, 43, of 19 Linwood Ave., Buffalo, formerly of Hornell, died unexpectedly Sunday (May 28, 2000) at Buffalo General Hospital.
Born in Hornell on Oct. 9, 1956, he was the son of James F. Hanrahan and the late Lauretta (Donnellan) Hanrahan.
Patrick was a graduate of St. Ann's School and also Hornell High School. He later attended both SUNY Geneseo and Niagara University. While in Hornell, he was a communicant of St. Ann's Church. For the past 18 years, he resided in Buffalo and was employed as manager of Allied Publishing Company of Buffalo.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lauretta (Donnellan) Hanrahan who died in 1976.
Surviving are his father and step-mother, James F. and Theresa Hanrahan of Hornell; two sisters, Sheila (Dennis) Kaplan of Silver Springs, Md.; Mary Alice (Joe) Schmidt of Rochester; his aunt, Dolores Lamb of Hornell; his nieces and nephews, Brandon Kaplan, Michael Kaplan, Emily Schmidt, Sarah Schmidt, and Tanner Schmidt.
There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Ann's Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Patrick's name may be made to St. Ann's School, 27 Erie Ave., Hornell, N.Y. 14843.
Funeral arrangements are in care of Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell.

HORNELL - Charles J. Cornish, 74, of 23 Clay Street, died Sunday (May 28, 2000) at St. James Mercy Hospital.
Born in Hornell, Aug. 15, 1925, a son of James and Althea Woodworth Cornish, he had resided his entire life in Hornell. He had been employed by the former Hornell Woodworking for John Patton in the construction of National Homes, and retired from Hornell Cable Company in 1988.
Charles served in Newfoundland with the U.S. Army from 1946-1947. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hornell.
He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Lorow Cornish on June 12, 1999 and one brother, Ronnie Cornish.
Surviving are his mother, Althea Cornish of Hornell; three daughters, Susan (Ralph) VanDerLinden of Hornell; Patricia (Gary) Norton of Hornell; Kay (Daniel) Smith of Hornell; two sons, William Cornish of Hornell; Donald (Kathleen) Cornish of Erie, Pa.; two brothers, Lee (Eleanor) Cornish of Hornell; Robert (Jan) Cornish of Howard; five granddaughters, Tina (Mathew) Mercier, Beth Norton, Colleen Norton, Rachel Cornish, and Traci Smith; two grandsons, Andrew Norton and Kevin Cornish; five great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will be present to receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo Street, Hornell. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church, corner of Church and Genesee streets, Hornell, on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev Michael R. Childs officiating. Burial will be in Rural Cemetery, Hornell.
Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church, 28 Church Street, Hornell, N.Y. 14843.

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