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Harry A. Bennett Harry A. Bennett, age 73, of Corning, NY, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, September 14, 2002 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Harry was born August 31, 1929 in Corning, NY, son of Vernon and Margaret Winder Bennett. He was a graduate of Corning Free Academy, Class of 1947, where he began his great interest in sports. Sports were important to him, and he was an avid Mets, Knicks and Giants fan. Harry married the former Nancy Thomas in Elmira, NY, in 1949, and was retired from Corning Glass after 40 years of active service in 1986. Harry was very outgoing, and along with gardening, in his spare time, he especially loved time spent with the grandchildren. Surviving Harry are his loving wife of 53 years, Nancy Bennett at home, sons and daughters-in-law: Gary and Joan Bennett of Corning, Terry Bennett of Corning, Randy and Brenda Bennett of Painted Post; daughter and son-in-law: Colleen and John Gleason of Corning; grandchildren: Nickie (Lindy) Allen of Corning; Allison Bennett of Corning; Shelley Carlineo of Painted Post; Eddie Bennett of Painted Post; Chelsea Bennett of Corning; Matthew Bennett of Corning; Caitlin Bennett of Corning; great grandchildren: Kalene Carlineo, Kamren Carlineo, Rylee Rhodes, all of Painted Post; along with good friends John and Helene Sutton of Corning. Friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home Monday, September 16 from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 PM. The Funeral Service will be at the funeral home at the conclusion of the visitation at 8 PM. The Interment will be in Hope Cemetery. Morris Berman Photographer PHOENIX | Morris Berman, whose photograph of bloodied New York Giants quarterback Y.A. Tittle kneeling in the end zone ranks among the most famous images in sports history, died Sunday. He was 92. While working for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in 1964, Berman captured the shot after the quarterback was sacked by Pittsburgh Steeler John Baker. The photo was taken in the last game of Tittle's career. "His photo editor wouldn't run the picture in the newspaper because it didn't have any action in it," said Greg Garneau, executive director of the National Press Photographers Association. The photograph was subsequently published and became a sports icon. It won the National Headliner award for best sport photograph in 1964 and now hangs in the National Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Berman also served as an Army photographer in World War II. His best known work in the Army were images of the corpses of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress. Leo N. Bernard BATH | Leo N. Bernard, 77, of Dinehart Road, Bath died Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at the Bath Veterans Administration Medical Center. Mr. Bernard was self employed owner of Lee's Paint Shop in Rochester, NY. He was a Navy Veteran. He was a member of the Bath Knights of Columbus Council 5147, 4th degree FR Guilfoil Assembly, St. Mary's Church in Bath, Charles E. Wescott American Legion Post 173, Bath D.A.V. and the V.F.W. of Rochester. He is survived by his wife Margaret Tette Bernard of Wheeler; 2 daughters, Kathryn (Robert) Bailey of Wheeler and Eileen (Martin) O'Malley of Gilman, WI; 2 sons: Gerald (Barbara) Bernard of Seattle, WA and James (Becky) Bernard of Martinsville, IN, 13 grandchildren, 5 brothers-in-law and 2 sisters-in-law. Corrected arrangements: Friends may call on Saturday July 27th from 11:00-1:00 PM at Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday at St. Mary's Church in Bath, Celebrated by Rev. Richard Shatzel and Rev. Msgr. Gerard Krieg. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Bath. Memorials in Leo's name may be made to the Bath Knights of Columbus Council 5147 Care and Share Program, 321 W. Washington Street, Bath, NY 14810. Leo Bernard BATH | Our grandfather, Leo Bernard, died Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at the Bath VA Medical Center with his wife, four children and his thirteen grandchildren at his side. Grandpa was a husband of 50 years to our grandmother, Margaret Bernard. Together they had four children, Gerald Bernard, Kathryn Bailey, Eileen O'Malley and James Bernard. Grandpa meant many things to all of us. He has taught us many valuable lessons over the years and always had an answer to every question. He showed all of his family unconditional love and acceptance. He was encouraging and patient with all of us. But most important grandpa taught us to laugh and love. Grandpa's sense of humor touched many lives. He could laugh and joke even when times were hard. He always had a big welcoming smile and was always happy to see us. He taught us that the juice in the bottom of a bowl of fruit was the best part and that all you needed was a tomato to make a sandwich. He taught us how to save and reuse by washing a freezer bag out many, many times over. Grandpa's cooking was known and loved both far and wide. He taught us that when you cook you cook to feed an army. Grandpa's pies, sauerkraut, spaghetti sauce and baked beans, to name a few, were some of his specialties. Our grandfather will always live on in our hearts and souls. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be missed by all. Friends may call today, July 27th, at Fagan's Funeral Home from 11:00-1:00. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 2:00 PM at St. Mary's Church in Bath, Reverend Richard Shatzel and Reverend Msgr. Gerard Krieg as celebrants. Burial will be in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Bath. Suzanne E. Bianco GREENWOOD | Suzanne E. Bianco, age 54 of 2839 State Route 248, Greenwood, New York, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at home. Born in Hornell, New York on November 6th 1947, she was the daughter of Clair and Eleanor L. Potter Kernan. She was a graduate of Greenwood Central School, Olean Business Institute and earned a Baccalaureate and Masters Degrees at Alfred University. She taught Business Administration and Office Management at Allegany BOCES at Belmont, NY until her retirement. She was a volunteer at the Greenwood Public Library and an avid animal lover. She married Robert A. Bianco on June 23, 1965; he survives. Also surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Celina Bianco of Wellsville, NY; her daughter and son-in-law, Bobbi Sue and Dan Foster of Andover, NY; her mother, Eleanor Kernan of Greenwood, NY; six grandchildren; her brother, Sheldon (Sheila) Kernan of Jasper, NY; her grandfather, Harry C. Potter of Jasper, NY and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her infant daughter, Rebecca Bianco. Friends may call at the H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street, Woodhull, NY Friday, March 1st from 7-9 p.m. Private funeral services will be conducted there Saturday at 11 a.m. Rev. Mark Wade will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. George Frederick "Dutch" Bierwiler PAINTED POST | George Frederick "Dutch" Bierwiler, age 87, died Thursday, June 27, 2002 at the home of his daughter on Hidden Meadow Trail, surrounded by his loving family following a courageous fight with cancer. Dutch was born January 20, 1915 at South Corning, the son of the late George F. and Mary (Chambers) Bierwiler and was a lifelong resident of Gang Mills. He married Wilma Lorraine Tuttle March 6, 1937 in Corning. She predeceased him in 1991. Dutch served in the US Army during WW II and was a machinist for Corning Glass Works from where he retired in 1973 after 35 years of service. His leisure time was spent with his family and favorite four legged companions: Oliver, Beau and Ms. Elizabeth. He enjoyed the great outdoors. His survivors include one daughter, Brenda J. Carlineo of Corning; two sons, Robert E. (Miriam) Bierwiler of Painted Post and Donald E. (Carole) Bierwiler of Pembroke Pines, FL, eight grandchildren: David, Kim, Lisa, Tara, Joshua, Kelly, Jessica and Brennen Bierwiler; several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Dutch was predeceased by his sons, Gary L. and Ronald F. Bierwiler and his brother, Pete Bierwiler. Calling hours will be Sunday from 5-8 PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, where the funeral will be held Monday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Raymond Fritz officiating. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery, Corning. Memorials may be made to Corning Hospital-Memorial Fund, 176 Denison Parkway East, Corning, NY 14830. David Ransom Biggs ELMIRA, NY | David Ransom Biggs age 52 of Elmira, died very unexpectedly, at home, on Monday, June 3, 2002. David was born May 12, 1950 son of Elizabeth "Betty" Biggs and the late George Ransom Biggs. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughter, Catherine "Katie" Biggs of Pine City; former wife, Susan Biggs of Pine City; brothers, James (Jean Ann) Biggs of Pine City and John (Nancy) Biggs of Staten Island, NY; sisters, Margy Biggs of Elmira and Wendy Leahy of Watertown, MA; nieces and nephews, Paula and Michael Biggs, Brittany Schiefen, Ben, Will and Matthew Leahy; along with several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, June 6, 2002 from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, June 7, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. Interment will be in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. David was a long time employee of Seneca Beverage Corp. in Elmira. He enjoyed sports; being an avid golfer and a player in the Presidential Basketball League for a number of years. David also enjoyed time at the family cottage on Keuka Lake where he was known for his trout fishing. Eugene G. Bills BATH | Eugene G. Bills, age 84 of Bath, NY, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2002 at Ira Davenport Hospital, Bath, NY. Mr. Bills is survived by his children: Barbara (Carl) Muck of Bath, NY, Brenda (Bruce) Robins of Woodruff, SC and Earl (Helen) Bills of Tyrone, NY; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Virginia Jackson and Paula Clark both of Montour Falls, NY and several nieces and nephews. Gene was a former employee of Watkins Salt Co., Watkins Glen, NY. He was a lifetime member of the Watkins Glen Elks Lodge #1546. He was an avid NASCAR fan along with the Winston Cup Series. Gene loved to play horseshoes and enjoyed hunting in his younger days. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Friday, August 30, 2002 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. A private funeral and committal service will take place at the convenience of the family. Interment in Montour Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the American Lung Association, Finger Lakes Region, Inc., 1595 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620. Judith A. Bixby HORNBY | Judith A. Bixby, 58 of Hornby died Monday, March 18th, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Judith was born September 20th 1943 in Corning, New York the daughter of Homer Thompson and Anne (Travis) Thompson. She was predeceased by her mother, Anne and a sister, Linda Jimerson. Surviving Judy are her husband, Donald Bixby Sr. of Hornby; sons and daughters-in-law, Donald (Cindy) Bixby Jr. and Thomas (Belinda) Bixby all of Corning; sisters, Anne (Charles) Van Dusen of Corning, Vicky Lee (James) Phillips of Corning and Karen Keeney of PA; brother-in-law, Loren Jimerson of Corning, 8 foster grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney Street, Corning on Thursday, March 21st from 2-4 and 6-8 PM with the funeral service following at 8:00 PM with the Rev. David LeRoy officiating. Burial will be at Goodsell Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Stella C. Blackwell Corning | Stella C. Blackwell, age 75, of 24 Hazel St., Corning, NY, died Saturday, April 13, 2002 at Corning Hospital, Corning. Mrs. Blackwell was born June 3, 1926 at Verplanck, NY, the daughter of Thomas and Rosa (Gullace) Maugeri. She married Enoch Blackwell on April 5, 1947. Stella was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband Enoch Blackwell, Jr.; sons: Enoch Blackwell III, Endwell, NY and Wayne (Jane) Blackwell, Chenango Forks, NY; daughters: Linda (John) Peelle, Phoenix, AZ and Lisa (Kevin) Beausoleil, Severn, MD; brotehrs: Michael (Eleanor) Maugeri, Miam, FL and Vincent (Denise) Maugeri, Utica, NY; sister, Theresa (Angelo) Bravo, Pickens, SC; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 19, 2002 at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stella's name to the American Lung Association-Finger Lakes Region, 1595 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620. Arrangements are by Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 West Pulteney Street, Corning, NY 14830. Elizabeth G. Blowers WELLSBORO, PA | Elizabeth C. Blowers, age 79, of West Avenue, Wellsboro, PA, died March 12, 2002 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was the wife of Rev. David E. Blowers whom she married August 20, 1949. She was born July 23, 1922 in Dansville, NY, the daughter of the late Lott and Lottie Chesbro Garwood. She was a graduate of Dansville High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Community Chapel, Wellsboro, PA and she loved her family and Church. Her radiant smile and heart of love was felt by everyone who met her. It was a reflection of her Lord. Surviving other than her Husband are sons and daughters-in-law, David A. and Dolly Blowers, Wheeling, W.VA., Paul E. and Barbara Blowers, Belington, W.VA. and Daniel A. and Ada Blowers, Mansfield, PA; daughters and son-in-law, Ruth Zum Mallen, Cottonwood, AZ. and Deborah and Stephen Goodrich, Elkland, PA; 10 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Elaine Blowers, Painted Post, NY; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Donald A. and Lois Blowers, West Decatur, PA; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA on Friday, March 15, 2002 from 7:00-9:00 P.M. Funeral Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. at the Community Chapel, 69 West Avenue, Wellsboro, PA with Rev. David E. Blowers, her Husband, officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, Memorials may be made in her Memory to the Community Chapel, 69 West Avenue, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Mildred I. Bobrick FORT PIERCE, FL | Mrs. Mildred I. Bobrick, 82 years, formerly of Corning, NY, died April 20, 2002 in Fort Pierce, FL. She had lived in Florida for the past 11 years. Mildred and George C. Bobrick were married in Corning, NY. He predeceased her in 1999. Mrs. Bobrick enjoyed crocheting, playing golf and card playing. She was also a volunteer worker in a hospital in Fort Pierce, FL. Surviving are her daughters; Eileen L. Wood of Fort Pierce, FL, Patricia A. Wood of Interlachen, FL, Kathleen M. Hargrove of Grand Rapids, MI and Judith M. Berly of Aurora, CO and a sister, Mary Mathewson of Avoca, NY. She has 11 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. There will be a graveside service on Saturday, May 18, 2002 at 12:00 noon in the St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Corning, NY. Local Arrangements are being handled by Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY 14830. Memorial Donations may be made to the charity of one's choice in Mildred's name. Joyce J. Bocker HAMMONDSPORT | Joyce J. Bocker, 63, of 12 Thorpe Ave. passed away Sunday, September 8, 2002 at Ira Davenport Mem. Hospital. She was born November 26, 1938 in Amityville, N.Y., the daughter of Chris and Martha Burns Reinhart. Joyce was a Real Estate agent in New Hampshire and Florida and a member of the Cape Christian Fellowship in Cape Coral, FL. Surviving are her husband, Henry C. Bocker; daughters Andrea Jones off New Market, N.H., and Melissa Vieria of Los Angeles, CA.; son Albert Bocker of New Market, N.H.; brother Jerry Reinhart of Vero Beach, FL; sister Debra Pepe of Dix Hills, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her daughter Jodi Blanchette in 1994. There will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, September 15, at the Hammondsport Methodist Church at 2 p.m. The Rev. Babs Steinhart will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ira Davenport Mem. Hospital, 7571 State Route 54, Bath, N.Y. 14810. Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport. Mary Tyra Bonady AINTED POST | Mary Tyra Bonady passed away June 30, 2002 following a long illness. She was born on November 2, 1909 in Orient, PA (Fayette County), one of eight daughters and two sons parented by Anthony Tyra and the former Sophie Dragon. The family moved to Elmira Heights where, at a dance, Mary met her future husband Michael Bonady. Their marriage on the day after Christmas 1932 would endure for nearly 67 years until Michael's death in November 2000. Mary was also preceded in death by her elder daughter Shirley Bonik Bodner in October 1998. Mary was instrumental in establishing the Bonady Brothers Food Market (the area's first self-serve grocery store) in the mid-30's on Hamilton Street in Painted Post, that was jointly owned by her husband and his brother John. For nearly fifty years the couple resided on Grace Blvd. in Painted Post, originally at 109 Grace Blvd., and eventually in the home they had built next door at 111 Grace Blvd. in 1962. During the flood of 1972 this two bedroom residence served as shelter for fourteen relatives and neighbors who were without gas, electricity or cooking fuel and tap water for three days. Survivors are her only other daughter Marie Napier of Sherman Oaks, CA; her sisters, Ann Cunningham of Manlius, Martha Hussick of Sayre, PA, Tilly Sheuchuk of Elmira Heights, Elva Tingstad of Tacoma, WA; brother Peter Tyra of South Carolina; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Arrangements have been made with the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning. A Mass of Christian Burial and Committal Prayers will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Monday, July 8, 2002 at 11:00am. The family has requested memorial donations be made in Mary's name to the charity of one's choice. Grace King Bonham PORT CHARLOTTE, FLA. | Grace King Bonham, age 72, formerly of Beaver Dams, N.Y. passed away Thursday March 14, 2002 in Port Charlotte, Fla. Grace was born November 13, 1929 in Odessa, N.Y., daughter of Fred and Lucy King. She became the wife of William Bonham in Watkins Glen, N.Y. in 1947, had a farm in Beaver Dams, and later made made their home on Pine Hill near Corning. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and enjoyed her life as a homemaker. Recently, while a resident at the New Horizon Nursing Home, in Port Charlotte, FL., she had many friends, both staff and residents. She enjoyed helping everyone at the facility, making sure they ate and got the care they needed. Surviving Grace are sons and daughters in-law: Gary and Sheri Bonham of S. Corning, David and Sandy Bonham of Beaver Dams, George and Elaine Bonham of Beaver Dams, Iva Mosher of Beaver Dams, Edward Bonham of FL.; 19 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceasing Grace was her husband William Bonham in 1989, a son Chester Bonham of Beaver Dams, and a sister Virginia Hyler of Odessa. Friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14. E. Pulteney St. on Tuesday March 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The funeral will be at the conclusion of the visitation (1 p.m.). The Committal will follow in Beaver Dams Cemetery, Beaver Dams, N.Y. Irene Maria Bonnell EDNEYVILLE, NC | Irene Maria Bonnell, 89, of Edneyville, NC, died Thursday morning, March 7, 2002, following an extended illness. A native of Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Hattie Lepkoske and the wife of the late Warren Bonnell. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Lawrence, Raymond, Leonard, and Robert Lepkoske. Before retiring, she had been employed as a clerk for the City of Corning, NY for over 25 years and was a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the VFW, Moose Club, American Legion, and Elks Club of Corning, NY. She was of the Catholic faith. She is survived by her loving family, a daughter, Nancy Armstrong and her fiance and special friend, Dennis Urbanski, of Hendersonville, NC; a son, Robert W. Bonnell and his wife, Kathy, of Oswego, NY; a brother-in-law, Don Bonnell and his wife, Janet, of Corning, NY; two sisters-in-law, Kathryn Lepkoske of Elmira, NY and Josephine Lepkoske of Zephyr Hills, FL; special friends, Grace and Oscar Pellegrin, Tony Surrett, Sheila Howard, and Charles Wiedemann all of Hendersonville, NC; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several special nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 7PM Tuesday, March 12, 2002, in the Kirby Memorial Chapel at Shuler Funeral Home in Hendersonville, NC with Father John Aurilia officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. A committal service will be held at a later date in Corning, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, P.O. Box 2395, Hendersonville, NC 28793; the American Lung Association, Western NC Chapter, P.O. Box 2702, Asheville, NC 28802; or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glenn Allen, VA 23058-5216. Shuler Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Irene Maria Bonnell EDNEYVILLE, NC | Irene Maria Bonnell, 89, of Edneyville, NC, died Thursday, March 7, 2002 following an extended illness. She was a native of Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Thomas and Hattie Lepkoske and wife of the late Warren Bonnell. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Lawrence, Raymond, Leonard, and Robert Lepkoske. Before retiring, she lived in Corning, NY and was employed as a clerk for the City of Corning for more than 25 years. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Moose Club, the American Legion and the Elks Club of Corning, NY. She was of the Catholic Faith. She is survived by her loving family, a daughter, Nancy Armstrong and her fiance` and special friend, Dennis Urbanski of Hendersonville, NC; a son, Robert W. Bonnell and his wife, Kathy of Oswego, NY; a brother-in-law, Don Bonnell and his wife, Janet, of Corning, NY; three sisters-in-law, Kathryn Lepkoske of Elmira, NY, Alice Bonnell of Corning, NY and Josephine Lepkoske of Zephyrhills, FL; special friends, Grace and Oscar Pellegrin, Sheila Howard and Charles Wiedemann of Hendersonville, NC; special friend, Tony Surrett of Asheville, NC; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at 9:30 AM Saturday, July 13, 2002 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY 14830. Inurnment will follow the service in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Corning. The family invites family and friends to visit and have lunch at 11:30 AM at the VFW Post on Baker Street in Corning, NY. Flowers may be sent to the church or memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, P.O. Box 2395, Hendersonville, NC 28793; the American Lung Association, Western NC Chapter, P.O. Box 2702, Asheville, NC 28802; or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glenn Allen, VA 23058-5216. Shuler Funeral Home of Hendersonville, NC and Carpenter's Funeral Home of Corning, NY are in charge of arrangements. Thelma M. Boyd PAINTED POST | Thelma M. Boyd, age 85, of the Waters of Three Rivers, Painted Post, NY, formerly of 43 William St., Addison, NY, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at Corning Hospital. Born in Holt, Missouri, October 7, 1916, she was the daughter of Virgil B. & Floy G. Holman Morrison. She was a graduate of Clay County, MO High School and had been employed as a medical secretary in Houston, TX prior to retiring. She was an Army Veteran of World War II and served in the Women's Army Corp. from September 1943 through December 1945. She is survived by her daughter, Shirley A. (G. Robert) Williams of Woodhull, NY and grandchildren, Jason Bromberg of Dallas, TX, Sean Robert Williams and Sara Williams, both of Woodhull, NY. Friends may call Friday, August 2nd, 7-9 pm at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY where funeral & committal services will be conducted Saturday, August 3rd at 11:00 am. Rev. George Waggoner, Pastor of the Borden Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Chenango Cemetery. Harold H. Boyer Sr. ADDISON, NY | Harold H. (Buzz) Boyer Sr., 70, of 18 Cleveland Street, Addison entered into rest of Friday, March 8, 2002 at home following an extended illness. He was born in McKean County, PA a son of Bert E. and Cecelia O'Bleski Boyer. He married the former Doris Jane Wright on Nov. 17, 1953 in Jeffersonville, IN. He was a US Army veteran having served in the Korean Conflict with the rank of Corporal. Buzz was a member of the Campbell American Legion Post #1279 and the Addison Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3904. He was employed at the former Ingersoll-Rand Foundry in Painted Post and the Metamora Company in Elkland, PA prior to retirement. He is survived by his wife Doris; two sons, Harold H. "Buzz" (Mel) Boyer Jr. of Canandaigua, Michael M. (Pam) Boyer of Morrisville, NC; a daughter, Deanna J. (Mrs. Richard) Steadman of Spring Hill, FL; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren; three brothers, Clair V. (Viola) Boyer of Slidell, LA, David J. (Ruth) Boyer of Addison, Robert (Charlene) Boyer of Elgin, TX; a sister, Mary I. (Mrs. Neil) Baker of Tioga, PA; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents and a brother Bert Boyer. A family service will be held today at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison with Rev. Dale Ingraham officiating. A memorial service for friends will be held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie Lodge at a later date. Interment will be in Addison Rural Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Addison Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 75 or to Addison Eagles Aerie Cancer Fund, P.O. Box L, Addison, NY 14801. Beatrice Marie Hill Bradley VERO BEACH, FL | Beatrice Marie Hill Bradley, 83, formerly of Bath, NY and Radburn, NJ, passed away May 22, 2002 at VNA Hospice House after a brief illness. She was born July 17, 1918 in Bath, NY. Mrs. Bradley worked for New Jersey Bell Telephone Co., now Verizon, and retired as a Staff Manager in 1983, after 46 years of service. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach, FL. Mrs. Bradley is survived by her husband of 53 years, Joseph C. Bradley of Vero Beach, FL and a brother, Clarence H. Hill of North Haledon, NJ. A graveside service will be held Thursday, May 30th at 2:30 pm at Nondaga Cemetery with the Rev. Anne Waasdrop, officiating. Arrangements by Seager-Jones Funeral Home, 4 East Washington St., Bath, NY. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3375 20th Street, Ste. 100, Vero Beach, FL 32960 or a charity of your own choice in memory of Mrs. Bradley. Esther P. Branch BIG FLATS | Esther P. Branch, age 79 of Big Flats, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Monday, May 20th, 2002. Esther was born on June 1st, 1922 the daughter of Manuel and Margaret (Storms) Burrows. She married Ralph E. Branch on January 21, 1939 in Lawrenceville, PA. Esther is predeceased by her parents and her husband of 61 years, Ralph Branch, a daughter, Robyn Lynne Branch, son-in-law Michael T. Pronti and grandsons: John David Lynd, John Tucker, brothers, Melvin and Ernest Burrows of Tioga, PA. Surviving Esther are her daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary (Bernard) Tucker of Big Flats; a brother, Ansel Burrows of Tioga, PA; her grandchidren: Paul (Yvonne) Lynd of Fayetteville, NC, Thomas Pronti of Ava, MO, Pamela Pronti of Milford, CT, Tammy (Guy) Hallgren of Corning, NY, Tanya (Jean-Claude) Legare of Montreal, Canada, Terry (Richard) Hannon of Noth Haven, CT, Timothy Pronti of Big Flats, NY, Mark (Brianne) Tucker of Big Flats and Margie (R. Tom) Starr of Big Flats, 20 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Friends are invited to call at Hills Funeral Home, 69 Main Street, Big Flats on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2002 from 1-3 PM with the funeral service following at 3:00 PM with the Rev. Bern Lytle officiating. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery. There will also be a Memorial Mass at the Big Flats Wesleyan Church at 7:00 PM. Memorial donations may be made to the Southern Tier Hospice, 185 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 and or the Big Flats Wesleyan Church in Esther's name. Mary Margaret Serdula Brenning CORNING | Mary Margaret Serdula Brenning, loving mother and grandmother, age 70 of Corning, NY passed away April 30th, 2002 at home surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born October 15th, 1931 to Alexsander and Mary (Czimbak) Serdula. Mary was a wonderful, caring and nurturing person, best known for her warm smile and love of children. Mary worked for the CPP School District for over 20 years as a monitor. Her five grandchildren were very important to her. She had great involvement in raising them. She was always willing to pick them up after school and transport them to their various activities, never hesitating even if she had other plans. Mary was always caring for others, but never asking anything in return. Mary cared deeply for her church and her church family. She also loved her neighbors and established many long-term relationships with special friends such as Gert Finley, Janet and Don Bonnell, Betty Housel and many others. Mary was predeceased by her parents, her husband of 40 years, Charles Robert Brenning and her brothers: George Serdula, John Serdula and Joseph Serdula and her sisters: Ann Serdula and Sue Wayton. Mary is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, R. Michael (Marleah) Brenning of Corning, NY; her daughter, Brenda Brenning Flory of Corning, NY; grandchildren: Jeffrey, Whitney, Jeremy, Cameron and Coleman. She is also survived by sisters-in-law: Barb (Bob) Serdula of Painted Post, Harriet Greenfield of Canisteo and Evelyn Jamison of Canisteo; as well as several nieces, nephews, several great nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney Street, Corning, NY on Sunday, May 5th, 2002 from 5-7 PM. A funeral service will be held at St. Mary's Orthodox Church on Monday, May 6th at 11:30 AM. The burial service will follow at St. Mary's Orthodox Cemetery, Corning, NY. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Mary's Orthodox Church building fund in Mary's name. Edith J. Brewer CORNING | Edith J. Brewer, age 90, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born on September 12, 1911 in New Rochelle, New York, the daughter of Ruggiero and Carmello Flagiello Vergara. She was predeceased by her husbands: Clarence Feehan, Charles Peters and Myrtle Brewer. Edith moved her family in 1943 from New Rochelle, NY to Sonora, NY where she was a housewife. She later moved to the Bath area working for SCEOP and to Corning to be closer to her family. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother, very social to everyone and willing to help others. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Thomas and Connie Feehan of Corning; daughter and son-in-law: Barbara and Roy Clark of Seneca Falls; sister: Vincie Kneisch of New Rochelle, NY; grandchildren: Thomas J. Feehan of Ventura, CA, Karin Larrabee of Corning, Kimberly Feehan of Corning, Kris Clark of Waterloo, Theresa Millerd of Seneca Falls, Michael Cragg of Corning, Tonya Cragg of Corning, Michael Feehan of Washington State, Dan Feehan of Sacramento, CA and Dawn Feehan of Hawaii, and great grandchildren: Daniel Feehan, Zachary Gitchell, Logan Larrabee, Chris Cragg, Melissa Cragg and Jennifer Millerd. She was predeceased by her daughter: Dorothy Cragg; grandson: Michael Cragg; son: John Feehan; sisters: Sadie Mulligan and Mathilda Scofield; brother, Joe Vergara; mother: Carmello Flagiello Vergara and father: Ruggiero Vergara. Friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St. on Friday, March 22, 2002 from 1:00 to 3:00 and 5:00 to 7:00 pm. A Prayer Service will be held there Saturday at 10:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Vincent de Paul Church at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Seamans Cemetery in Savona. R. Jack Brinks CAMPBELL, NY | R. Jack Brinks age 74 of Campbell, NY died Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Jack was born June 10, 1928 in Jenison, MI, son of John and Alice Roon Brinks. He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Carolyn Hoppert Brinks; son and daughter-in-law, Robert J. and Janice Brinks of Elmira with their children, Renee, Robert, Jeffery and Tammie; daughter, Kathleen A. Brinks of Clermont, FL; brother and sister-in-law, William and Maxine Brinks of Lakeland, FL; sisters, Barbara Kaper of Grand Junction, CO and Mary Teerman with husband Gayle of Eustis, FL. In addition to his parents, Jack was predeceased by his sister, Norma Brinks. Friends are invited to a Celebration of Jack's life on Friday, June 21, 2002 at 1:30 P.M. at the First Presbyterian Church in Painted Post, NY, where he served as an Elder, with Reverend Steve Sibson officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Jack was a U.S. Army veteran. He was retired from Corning, Inc. where he worked as an accountant and had recently received his fifty-year pin. Jack loved spending time with his family and enjoyed any outdoor activities; especially gardening, golf, hunting and fishing. Jack's family will provide flowers. Those wishing may direct donations, in Jack's memory, to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 201 North Hamilton Street, Painted Post, NY 14870. Thelma Elizabeth Brisco CORNING | Thelma Elizabeth Brisco, age 89, of Painted Post, NY, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at Corning Hospital. Thelma was born in Lawrence, PA, on February 5, 1913, the daughter of George and Beatrice (Payne) Husted. She was the wife of Reverend Nolan J. Brisco whom she married on November 22, 1938, in Painted Post and was preceded in death by him in 1977. Thelma, from her youth, dedicated her life to serve God wherever He would lead her. Following her graduation from Nyack College, she served as an active pastor's wife for 39 years, along side of her husband Nolan with the Christian & Missionary Alliance in churches in New York, New Jersey and Ohio. Her ministry focused upon children with a special emphasis upon missions. Upon the death of her husband, Thelma returned to retire in Painted Post, where she used her special gifts to minister to family and friends. She is survived by a daughter, Cherrill Miller of Markle, IN and by a son, Rev. Kenneth Brisco of Woodland, CA; a brother, Percy Husted of Warren, OH; one sister, Mildred Anderson of Port Matilda, PA; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Friday, March 8, 2002 from 6 until 8 PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2:00 PM with Reverend Jesse Peace officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Corning. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Jewels Ranch, 527-960 Little Valley Road, Little Valley, CA 96056. James 'Bud' Leroy Brooks MILLERTON, PA| James "Bud" Leroy Brooks, age 72, of R.R. #1, Millerton, PA., Friday July 5, 2002 at his residence. He was born February 15, 1930 in Morris Run, PA. the son of James A. & Mildred Guiles Hall Brooks. He retired from Corning Inc. Survived by: son Micheal James Brooks, Tioga, PA. Daughters, Christine F. Brooks, Tioga, PA., Laura Ann Brooks, Towanda, PA., Daughters & Sons-in-law, Rebecca L. & Bill Collum, Lawrenceville, PA., Cynthia & Micheal Sykora, Millerton, PA., Melissa J. & Wayne Foulkes, New Zealand, Shannon Lee & Ted Cutler, Susanville, CA., Amy & Mike Coats, Tioga, PA. Sisters & Brothers-in-law, Sandra & Gene Kinney, Lawrenceville, PA., Evelyn & John McIntyre, Seneca Falls, NY. Several Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews & Cousins. Private funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to your local chapter of the American Heart Assn. in James's memory. Funeral arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, #16920. Evelyn B. Brown Savona, N.Y. | Evelyn B. Brown, 87, of Orchard Street, passed away Friday March 15, 2002, at Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. She was born January 27, 1915 in Adrian, NY to Edgar and Bessie Reynolds Hallett. She was a member of the Savona Federated Church, the 20th Century Club, Ladies Firemen Auxillary, and Den Mother for the Cub Scouts. Evelyn is survived by her husband of 61 years Ernest Brown; one daughter June (Charles) Perry of Watkins Glen, NY; one son Evertt L. (Sandra) Brown of Centerville, Ohio; two grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Seager Funeral Home Main Street, Savona, NY Sunday March 17th from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 7:00 to 9:00pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Monday March 18th at 11:00am with the Rev. Ron Huckabone, officiating. Burial will be in Seamens Cemetery, Savona, NY. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Florence M. Brown WATKINS GLEN, NY | Florence M. Brown age 79 of Sebring, FL, formerly of Watkins Glen, NY, went to be with her Lord Wed., May 1, 2002 after a brief illness. Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 5 pm at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119-5th St., Watkins Glen, NY. Her funeral service will be held on Mon. at 11 am at the Glen Baptist Church with Pastor Teddy R. Herron officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in Reading Center, NY. Florence was born in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland on Sept. 12, 1922 to William and Isabelle Semple McIlroy. She was proud of her service as a WAVE iin the U.S. Navy during WWII (Yoeman, 2nd class). She was a retired executive secretary with Westinghouse Electric Corp in Horseheads, NY, charter member of the Glen Baptist Church, member of the Maranatha Baptist Church in Sebring, FL, and an active member of the Gideons International Aux. Florence was predeceased by her husband, funeral director, Kenneth G. Brown, June 14, 1974, owner of the Brown Funeral Home in Watkins Glen. She is survived by her brother, Jack McIlroy of Reading Center; sisters-in-law, Edith Brown of New Paltz, NY, Gladys Newman of Clifton Springs, NY, Mildred Crance of Montour Falls, NY; niece, Joyce VanVleet of Montour Falls, NY; nephews, Mark Brown of New Paltz, NY, Jack Newman of Rose, NY, Thomas (Fay) McIlroy of Elmira, NY, Robert (Wannetta) McIlroy of Sodus, NY and Richard (Tracie) McIlroy of Watkins Glen, NY, several great nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to The Gideons International, 225 Washington Rd., Sebring, FL 23870, the Glen Baptist Church, 3311 Reading Road, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 or the Maranatha Baptist Church, 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870. Sandra J. Brown WAYNE | Sandra J. Brown, age 59, of West Waneta Lake Rd., Hammondsport, died Monday, February 11, 2002 at Geneva General Hospital in Geneva, NY. Mrs. Brown was born August 19, 1942 in Morristown, NJ, the daughter of the late Edward and Emma Jean Merril Dowdall. She graduated from Morristown High School in 1960; she continued her education attending Glassboro State College in NJ, where she met William R. Brown; they were married on June 9, 1962 in Morristown. He passed away on April 1, 1993. She has lived locally since 1986, formerly of Stillwater, NJ and previously of Cape May, NJ, where she worked as an elementary librarian, until she and her husband moved to the town of Wayne and founded the Stone Rise Dairy Farm. Her dedication to farming helped her serve on the Board of Directors of the Steuben County Cooperative Extension for a period of time. She will be remembered for her love to travel and tireless work on her farm. She is loved and will be missed by a son, William R. (Cindy) Brown Jr. of Wayne; a daughter, Wendy A. (Mark) O'Brien of Dingmans Ferry, PA; 4 granddaughters, Carlie A. and Kate S. Brown, both of Wayne, Leah J. and Emily L. O'Brien, both of Dingmans Ferry, PA; a sister, Dorothy (Bob) Swoope of New South Wales, Australia; a brother, Robert Dowdall of Emporia, KS; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a brother Richard Dowdall. Friends are invited to come and share their memories in a celebration of her life from 6-9 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 16) at the family farm, 9230 West Waneta Rd., Hammondsport. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Wayne Fire & Rescue, Wayne, NY 14893. Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, NY. Virginia Olive Brown WAVERLY, NY | Virginia Olive Brown, 83, of Spring St., Waverly, NY, formerly of Bath, NY, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2002 at the Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Owego following a period of declining health. Virginia was born on March 24, 1919 in Plunkett Creek, PA a daughter of the late Harvey and Kathryn Steinhalper. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. For over twenty years, Virginia and her husband, William, owned and operated Brownie's Blue Coal in Bath. Virginia is survived by her husband of 58 years, William W. Brown; a daughter, Barbara Crannell; a sister and brother-in-law, Lorraine and Luther Updegraff of Elizabethtown, PA; granddaughter, Tamara and her husband, Paul Lentini. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Virginia was predeceased by her son-in-law, Thomas J. Crannell and sisters, Muriel Kayle and Margaret Thorpe. Funeral Services for Virginia will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 4:30 pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols with Pastor Clifford Proper officiating. Interment will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at the convenience of the family in the Watson Cemetery, Roseville, PA. A period of visitation and sharing of memories will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2002 from 2 pm until the time of the service at the funeral chapel. George C. "Jack" Browning BRADENTON, FL | George C. "Jack" Browning, age 89 of Bradenton, FL formerly of Horseheads, NY, passes away June 4, 2002. He was a Manufacturing engineer, retiring from Facet Enterprises in 1977. He was a 50 year member of the Free and Accepted Masons and currently a member of Horseheads Old Oak Lodge #364 F. & A. M. He is survived by his wife, Roselyn; son, George C, II; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren all of Dallas, TX and a sister Sophia Schneider of Chesapeake, OH. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads on Thursday, July 25, 2002 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. His funeral service will follow at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. with the Rev. Larry Parker officiating. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery. Officers and members of Horseheads Old Oak Lodge #363 F. & A. M. will gather at the Barber Funeral Home Horseheads on Thursday, at 7:30 to conduct a memorial service for their departed brother. John H. Bruns, Jr. ELMIRA, NY | John H. Bruns, Jr., a native of New Orleans who came to Corning 56 years ago after serving his country in the Pacific to rejoin his wife and raise a family and who retired from Corning Inc. 40 years later as the company's First Engineering Fellow, died on Saturday, September 14, 2002 after a brief illness. With him at the end were his wife of 58 years, the former Jean Ryan of Elmira, and his family. He was 81. During World War II, Lt. (jg) Bruns served on the submarine USS Sea Robin as the communications officer, for which he received the Bronze Star Medal and several combat ribbons. Invasion plans for the final assault on the Japanese mainland were on board when the war ended. Bruns joined Corning Glass Works in 1946 and worked his entire 40-year career in melting research and development. From 1960 to 1982, he was manager, melting process development and was responsible for the development of numerous energy-saving, highly efficient melting technologies. One of these developments earned Corning the National Medal of Technology in 1994 from President Clinton. Bruns retired in 1986 as manager, thermal process design and developoment and Engineering Fellow. John Bruns dug his roots in the area deep and wide. He and his wife raised six children, educating them at Corning and Horseheads schools. He played softball and, for more than 18 years, coached Little League and Babe Ruth baseball teams in Painted Post and Big Flats. For many years, John Bruns, a resident of Big Flats, served on the Big Flats zoning and planning board. In the mid 1970's, he was a member of the Horseheads School District's Community Advisory Committee and chaired fundraising efforts for the Horseheads Chamber Singers. In 1975, he ran unsuccessfully for the Horseheads School Board. John was a member of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY since 1965. He served on its finance committee, and was among the parish's first group of Eucharistic Ministers in the 1970s. His commitment to education was close to his heart. Each of his children knew there was nothing more important to him than their getting an education and going to college. On that score, he batted six for six, with four obtaining masters degrees and a law degree. There was nothing that made him prouder as a father. Then there was his love of baseball. The New York Yankees kind. Other than his love for his wife, family and country, nothing surpassed it. Not the Giants or gardening or fishing or the Republican Party or movies (comedies especially) or art museums or engineering or American History, some of the many things he loved. What could possibly explain this Southern-born Yankee's life-long love affair with the Bronx Bombers? Was it seeing Babe Ruth play during spring training in New Orleans in the 1930's? Or watching then minor leaguer Mickey Mantle play in Oklahoma in the 1940's? No one really knows. It certainly wasn't Mantle's bunting ability. Bruns, a devotee of the bunt, could never excuse even sluggers like Mantle or Jackson for not being able to lay one down. He was born January 7, 1921 in New Orleans, LA, the son of the late John Henry and Odette Monnot Bruns. He was a graduate of Tulane University (class of 1943) and attended Naval School at Cornell University. Surviving is his wife of 58 years, Jean; daughter, Odette Elizabeth Bruns of Corning, NY; five sons, John Henry III (Beth) Bruns of Sarasota, FL, William Ryan (Margaret) Bruns of Fairport, NY, Andrew Monnot (Judith) Bruns of Naperville, IL, Kevin Timothy (Victoria) Bruns of Potomac, MD and Joseph Michael (Jill) Bruns of Columbus, OH; nine grandchildren: Jennifer, Todd, Adam, Michael, Bailey, Connor, Matthew, Emily and Rosalie; sisters, Heloise Fox of Baton Rouge, LA and Carrol Hebert of New Orleans, LA; also several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Wednesday, September 18, 2002 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. A Prayer Service will be offered at the funeral home Thursday, September 19, 2002 at 9:15 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial & Committal Prayers at 10:00 am, St. Mary Our Mother Church, Horseheads, NY. Interment will be in the family plot at St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given to: Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 945 County Route 64, Elmira, NY 14903; Arnot Ogden Medical Center ICU, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14903: or Tulane University, 3439 Prytania St., Suite 200, New Orleans, LA 70115. Nancy June Marie Buinicki Nancy June Marie Buinicki was born in Roslindale, MA on June 11th, 1956. She died suddenly on July 20th, 2002, after bravely battling a terminal illness. She was a devoted mother. She will be extremely missed by her family and friends. Nancy is survived by her daughters, Brianna D. Buinicki, of Corning, NY, Alina M. L. Buinicki, of Corning, NY, her father Stanley I. Buinicki, of Painted Post, NY. Nancy is predeceased by her mother Jeanette O. Buinicki and her brother Steven F. Buinicki (Jessey) and family of Fanklin, MA. Her sister Theresa L. Phelan (John) and family of Painted Post, NY, her uncle George O. Raney of Holliston, MA, her aunt Gloria Motorola of Derry, NH, her uncle Albert L. Bernier Sr. of Thomaston, ME. Several cousins, nieces and nephews. Nancy is also predeceased by her fiance` Stephen Jones, survived by his daughter Crystal Fox and family. Nancy graduated from Franklin High School in 1974 and attended Newbury Junior College in paralegal studies. She was employed at Joe's catering and Hillside Restaurant, Medfield State Hospital, Franklin Town Offices, Sorbus Computers, Brandon Schools; Transported special needs children, and was a loving childcare provider. Nancy was involved with Big Sisters and other youth programs in Franklin, MA. She spoke on behalf of ARI in an outreach program for youth. She was an active member of the Steuben County ARI group. Nancy was a free spirit who loved to travel, especially to the ocean and to camp up in Maine. She was especially close to her late Aunt Peggy Bernier and cousins Albert Jr. and family, Marie-Denise, Robert, Michelle, Raymond and family. She spent many vacations on Cape Cod with her lifelong friend Janice Ward and family. She had great affection for all the members of her support groups. She loved her family and friends, despite the illness that took so much out of her at times; she would give the shirt of her back to a friend in need. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "Nancy's Girls" a fund for her daughters at Community Bank N.A., West Market Street, Corning, NY. Donations may also be made to the Steuben County Aids Task Force in c/o Institute for Human Services, 6666 County Road 11, Bath, NY, 14810. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney Street on Friday July 26th, 2002 from 2-4 PM with the funeral service to follow at 4 PM. Lenore (Noddy) Johnson Bujno WELLSBORO, PA | Lenore (Noddy) Johnson Bujno, age 83, of R.D.5 Wellsboro, PA, passed away on June 24, 2002 in Stillwater, MN. She was born in Wellsboro on August 11, 1918 and was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley. Her sister, Elizabeth Morrow; nephew, Robert Morrow, his wife Nancy; grandnieces, Kathryn Morrow Finkenstadt and Megan Morrow, survive Mrs. Bujno. Visitation will be Thursday, June 27, 2002 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Services will be held at the United Methodist Church of Wellsboro on Friday, June 28, 2002 at 10:00 A.M. with Rev. Mark Shover officiating, with a private interment in Wellsboro Cemetery. Noddy graduated from Mansfield College in 1939 and taught music in Erie, PA before coming back to Wellsboro to teach instrumental music in 1944. During her 44 years of teaching, she was often recognized for her devotion and dedication to music and to her students and their families. Many of the bands she directed were recognized for their discipline as well as their muscianship. Memorials may be sent to the United Methodist Church of Wellsboro. Maude E. Burdick GENESEE, PA | Beloved Mother, Grandmother Maude E. Burdick, 93, of Genesee, PA, died Friday, April 5, 2002, in Wellsville Manor, Wellsville, NY. Born June 30, 1908, in Ulysses, PA, she was the daughter of Herbert and Erma Chaffee Williamson. On August 13, 1927, in Whitesville, NY, she married Leonard DeForest Burdick, who predeceased her on April 16, 1995. Mrs. Burdick and her husband owned and operated a dairy farm in Bingham Center for many years. Surviving are: eight children, Patricia (Ray) Solis of Genesee, Shirley Anzivine of Olean, NY, Helen VanEtten of Webster, NY, Robert (Phyllis) Burdick of Coudersport, PA, Polly (Stephen) Morley of Campbell, NY, Linda (David) Chamberlain of Genesee, Leonard (Beverly) Burdick, Jr of Genesee, Erma (Dennis) Matteson of Genesee; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers and three sisters. Friends may call Sunday, April 7, 2002 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00PM at the Benjamin R. Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 11:00AM. The Rev. William W. Allen will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Genesee Library 16923, the Ulysses Library 16948, or the Genesee Volunteer Ambul-ance 16923. Mildred L. Burgess CORNING | Mildred L. Burgess, 77, formerly of Savona, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at Founders Pavilion. She is survived by two sisters, Ernestine McCann and Geraldine Bills, both of Corning, NY and one brother, Gene Mattoon of Savona, NY. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 27th at 1:00 PM at Savona Federated Church with Rev. Ron Huckabone officiating. Alice Burgess MONTOUR FALLS | Alice Burgess, 91, formerly of Bradford, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, NY. She was born November 15, 1910 to Joseph and Anna Obrochta Stopka. She worked for many years as a cook for the old Bath Hospital, Bath, NY. Alice is survived by one son, Herbert Burgess, Jr. of Savona, NY; three daughters, Dorothy Pulver of Elmira, NY, Constance Scotchmer of Wayne, NY and Joyce Turner of Dundee, NY; one adopted daughter, Pat Dillard of Rochester, NY; two brothers, Tony Stopka of Naples, NY and Herbert Stopka of Bath, NY; two sisters, Anna Corley of Elmira, NY and Minnie Hargraves of Bath, NY; her grandchildren, Lisa Saxton who resided with her grandmother, Nancy, Terry, Nancy Campbell, Robert, Shawnta, Norman, Manual, Matthew, Constance, Maria, Ricki, Sandy, Rich and Chris; 24 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert Burgess, Sr. in 1975. Friends may call at Seager-Jones Funeral Home, 4 E. Washington St., Bath, NY Friday, July 12th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM with the funeral service immediately following with Rev. Robert Tuttle officiating. Burial will be in Bradford Cemetery, Bradford, NY. Mildred L. Burgess CORNING | Mildred L. Burgess, 77, formerly of Savona, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at Founders Pavilion, Corning, NY. She was born July 29, 1924 in Riverside, NY to Lee G. and Mary E. Parker Mattoon. Mildred was a member of the Savona Federated Church and the American Flint Glass Workers Union. She is survived by two sisters, Ernestine McCann and Geraldine Bills both of Corning, NY; one brother, Gene (Jean) Mattoon of Savona, NY, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Friends may call at Seager Funeral Home, Main St., Savona, NY Friday, July 19th from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Saturday, July 20th at 11:00 AM with Rev. John Gould officiating. Burial will be in Seamans Cemetery, Savona, NY. A memorial service will be held at the Savona Federated Church July 27th at 1:00 PM. Charlotte P. Burnham Bath | Charlotte P. Burnham, 80, of 7002 Mt. Washington Road, Bath, NY and formerly of 1269 East Lake Road, Hammondsport, NY died Friday, September 27, 2002 at the Steuben County Health Care Facility, Bath, NY. She was born in Claremont, NY, February 4, 1922 the daughter of Everette and Regina Perry Searle. She was a homemaker and helper her husband run Burnham's Farm Supply in Wallace, NY. She is survived by four daughters; Sally (Larry) Karr of Coopers Plains, NY, Joan Jordan of Zephyrhills, FL, Regina Schettino of Elmira, NY, Carla (Frank) Pitt of Bordbecks, PA; three sons; Alfred Schettino of Lindenhurst, IL, Harry (Shirley) Burnham of Zephyrhills, FL, Buzz (Beverly) Burnham of Port Angeles, WA, 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband William Burnham, sisters; Delaphine Emery of Newport, NH and Lila Rice of Claremont, NH and her brother Everette Searle and son John Burnham. Friends may call at Fagan's Funeral Home on Monday, September 30, 2002 from 12:00-2:00 and 5:00-7:00 PM with funeral services to follow at 7:00 PM at the funeral home with Reverend Beverly Karr Lyon officiating. Burial will be in the Howard Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Charlotte's name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Rochester Chapter, 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620. Charlott Burnett Burnside DENVER, CO | Charlotte Burnett Burnside, born November 18, 1923 passed away June 15, 2002 in Denver, Colorado. She was born in Batavia, New York, the daughter of Charles and Hettie Lee Burnett. She was a graduate of Painted Post High School, class of 1941 and Ithaca College. Survived by her husband Floyd, son Kim, and daughters Linda Burnside Bostow and Diane Anderson; grandchildren Chad, Stacie, and Natalie Bostow, Kelsey and Kyle Anderson. A memorial service for family and friends will be held August 10, 2002. Burial will be in Fort Logan Cemetery, Denver, Colorado. Raymond C. Calkins Raymond C. Calkins 71, formerly of Hammondsport, passed away Friday March 8, 2002 at the Steuben County Health Care Facility. He was born July 24, 1930 in Avoca, NY, the son of I. J. and Isabelle Silsbee Calkins. Ray was a 1948 graduate of Avoca High School where he excelled in sports. After graduation, he worked on the family farm in Avoca before working at the Taylor Wine Co. for 30 years, retiring in 1985 as foreman of the Grounds Crew. He was also an accomplished Carpenter, Mechanic and worked at Murphy's Bowling Lanes in Bath for 20 years. Surviving are his wife, Doris Wightman Calkins of Bath; daughter, Dorinda (Kevin) Orr of Hammondsport; sons, Russell R. Calkins of Hammondsport, Ritchie D. Calkins of Summerville, SC and Jay H. Calkins of Wilmington, NC; brother, Tracy Calkins of NC and sister, Trena McGlynn of Kanona; 3 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Sunday from 2-3 p.m. at the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport where Funeral and Committal services will take place Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev. Kate Benton and Rev. Marilyn Wood will officiate and Interment will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kanona Methodist Church or the Steuben County Health Care Facility Nurses and CNA Fund, 7002 Mt. Washington Road, Bath, NY 14810. Dorothy A. "Dottie" Campbell PAINTED POST | Dorothy A. "Dottie" Campbell, age 61, of Hamm Road, Painted Post died Friday, June 21, 2002 at the Corning Hospital, Corning. Dorothy was born September 27, 1940 at Coudersport, PA the daughter of the late Fred and Frances (Teetor) Webb. She married George W. Campbell July 2, 1988 at Painted Post. Dottie is survived by her husband, George W. Campbell, at home; three daughters, Kim (Raymond) Spearin of Medina, NY, Betty (Tom) Miller of Lockport, NY, and Mary (Brian) Smith of Painted Post, NY; one son, Fred (Jan) Grimm of Campbell; stepson, Jeff Keck of Buffalo, NY; stepdaughter, Pam (Charles) Gunderman of Elmira; two sisters, Joyce (Jack) Wilson of Corning and Jean (Nick) Carbone of Watkins Glen; one brother, James (Maxine) Webb of Beaver Dams; fifteen grandchildren; five great grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her son, William Grimm. At her request, no calling hours are scheduled. A Memorial Service will be Saturday, June 29th at 1:00 pm at the Campbell Alliance Church with Rev. Raymond Fritz officiating. Burial will be in Baxter Cemetery, Tuscarora, NY. Phillips Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Joanne A. (Smith) Campbell BATH | Joanne A. (Smith) Campbell, age 68, died on Saturday, June 8, 2002 in Denver, Colorado. She was born in Bath, NY on September 19, 1933, the daughter of the late Emerson and Ann Smith. Surviving are her husband, Howard Campbell; two sons, Mark (Jody) Marquez and William (Susie) Marquez and four grandchildren, all of Denver, Colorado; three brothers, Gary (Roxie) Smith, James (Jean) Smith, and Paul (Brigitte) Smith, and several nieces and nephews of Bath, NY. In lieu of flowers, Joanne wished contributions be made to: Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Rocky Mountain Chapter, 5353 W. Dartmouth Ave., Denver, Colorado 80227. A memorial service in Bath, NY is planned for this fall. Margaret A. Canale ALFRED | Margaret A. Canale, 70, of 34 Pine Hill Drive, Alfred passed away Monday, March 25, 2002 at home after an extended illness. She was born Nov. 14, 1931 in Warsaw, New York, daughter of Eugene and Margaret Regan Holahan. On August 16, 1952, in Warsaw, she married Joseph M. Canale who survives her. She graduated in 1949 from the Warsaw High School and from the Eastman School of Dental Hygiene in 1950. She had been employed as a county area high school dental hygienist in the early 50's in both Jefferson and Steuben counties. A loving mother, she raised five children and for many years owned and operated Canale's Liquor Store in Alfred, retiring in 1986. She attended the Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover. She is survived by 3 sons: Michael (Ellon) Canale of Milan, PA, Patrick (Barbara) Canale of Jamesville, NY and Joseph (Kimberly) Canale of Painted Post; daughters: Sheila (Timothy) Holgate of Chittenango, NY and Marcy Canale of Alfred; grandchildren: Erin and Megan Canale of Milan, PA, Katherine and Christopher Holgate of Chittenango, Juliana and Andrea Canale of Jamesville and Nicole, Brianna and Claire Canale of Painted Post. Also surviving are sisters: Mary Jean (Alfred) Feeney of Attica, Sheila (Joseph) Garry of East Aurora and Maureen (Joseph) Hayes of Auburn, California, several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 9 to 10:00 am at the Andover Blessed Sacrament Church where funeral services will follow at 10:00 am with Rev. Gene Ulrich of St. Brendans Church Almond officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael's Cemetery in Warsaw. In lieu of flowers, family request memorials to the Andover Blessed Sacrament Church, Comstock Hospice of the Southern Tier, St. Brendans Church of Almond or St. Judes Church of Alfred, NY. Arrangements by Mulholland-Swan Funeral Home, Inc. of Andover. John P. "Hound Dog" Carlineo CORNING | John P. "Hound Dog" Carlineo, age 83, formerly of Corning, NY, died Saturday, May 4, 2002 at the V.A. Medical Center in Bath. Born in Corning, NY on January 19, 1919, he was the son of the late Giovanni and Antonia Arelli Carlineo. He had been a tow motor operator for Corning Glass Works with over 40 years of active service. John served his country during World War II in the Army and was in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre. He was a member of the Corning Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 524. He was preceded in death by brothers: Michael Carlineo Sr., Louis Spaccio and Dominic Spaccio; sisters, Catherine Nobriga and Madeline Tarantelli; and by his step-father, Rocco Spaccio. He is survived by a sister, Mary (Ernest) Case of Riverside and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning where funeral services will be on Wednesday at 9:30 AM. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Corning. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association-Rochester Chapter, 242 Andrews St./Suite 405, Rochester, NY 14604. Mary Elizabeth Caron SAVONA | Mary Elizabeth Caron, age 44, of Scudder Road, Savona, NY, died Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at Corning Hospital. Mary was born in Irondequoit, NY on March 9, 1957, the daughter of Barbara Burley. She had been employed by Pro Action in Bath for several years. Mary loved doing craftwork, planting flowers, gardening, and loved being a people person. Mary had a home-based business called Mary's Creative Creations. Mary's survivors include one daughter: Spring (Jose) Valle of Hornell; two sons: Jeremy (Katie) Lane of Nashville, TN and Christopher Caron of Rush, NY; fiancee`, William Carson of Savona; three sisters: Marsha Rawls of Phoenix, Melanie Baird of Spokane, WA and Melinda Lane of Phoenix; two brothers: Robert Lane, Jr. and Bill (Kathy) Lane of Phoenix; mother, Barbara Swint of Phoenix; 7 grandchildren: Tyanna, Michael, Ashley, Marques, Dominic, Joseph and Giselle and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be held today, Thursday, February 21, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Campbell Alliance Church, Route 415, Campbell, NY where funeral services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM with the Reverend Raymond Fritz officiating. Burial will be in Seamans Cemetery in Savona. Memorials may be made in Mary's name to the church of your choice. Phillips Funeral Home Inc., Corning is in charge of arrangements. Esther S. Carpenter BATH | Esther S. Carpenter, age 89, of 7 Hickory Street, Bath, NY died Sunday, April 14, 2002 at Bethany Manor, Horseheads, NY. Mrs. Carpenter was born March 12, 1913 at Osceola, PA the daughter of the late Charles and Sarah (Tubbs) Hammond. She married Francis Myron Carpenter on January 7, 1932 in Lindley, NY who has preceded her in death. She had been a homemaker. Esther had been active in the Erwin Valley Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. She is survived by three daughters: Anne (Gerald) Carlton of Savona, NY, Carol (Merle) Parker of Houston, TX, and Jackie (Ed) Metcalfe of Syracuse, NY; four sisters: Marion Walters of Horseheads, Betty Lutz of Rothsville, PA, Joyce Harris of Lindley, NY and Kathryn Botts of Everson, WA; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sisters: Eunice Bertell, Saphronia Cambers and Vivian Clarendon and brothers: Leo Hammond, James Hammond, Ray Hammond and John Hammond. Calling hours will be Sunday from 1-3 PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY where the funeral will take place at the conclusion of the calling hours with Rev. Ronald C. Hagy officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Esther's name to Bethany Manor, 3005 Watkins Road, Horseheads, NY 14845. ann l. close CORNING | Ann L. Close, age 82 of Lower Drive, Corning, passed away Tuesday April 16, 2002 at the Steuben Co. Health Care Facility in Bath, NY. Ann was born January 21, 1920 in Sidney, NY the daughter of Edward E. and Laura B. Fredricks Carkuff. She married Robert Close on September 9, 1940 in Lewistown, NY. Ann was retired from the Corning Painted Post School District with over 25 years of service, where she had been secretary to the principal at both Northside and West High. Surviving is her husband Robert; son, Robert (Therese) Close of New Orleans, LA; daughters, Linda Bagdon of Rochester, Barbara Close of Andover, CT; grandson, Robert Close, 5 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning on Friday, April 19, 2002 from 1-3 PM. A memorial service will follow visitation (3PM) with Rev. John Vertigan officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Sidney, NY. The family will provide flowers. Those wishing may direct memorials in Ann's name to the Alzheimer's Association, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620. Mildred A. Carr PAINTED POST, NY | Mildred A. Carr formerly of Bath and Horseheads passed away Friday August 23, 2002 at The Waters of Three Rivers Nursing Facility. She was born December 1, 1916 in Bradford the daughter of the late Stanley and Esther Barkley. She is predeceased by her husband, Vernon C. Carr and a son John Carr. She retired from the A&P Plant in Horseheads. Mildred opened her heart and home to many foster children including very special girls Doris Nelson of Alaska and Sandie Eckerson of Oregon. She was a member of the Mt. Washington Baptist Church of Bath. Mildred was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to many. She enjoyed crocheting, walking, and was so proud of her famous mug collection. She is survived by her son Harry and Kay Carr of Bath. 4 grandchildren Gregory and Pamela Carr of Bath, Christopher and Kimberly Carr of Bath, Joanne and Gary Johnston of Bartow, Florida and Judy Drake of Caton. Daughter-in-law Jean and Karl Farrand, 6 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. 4 sisters Flora Reed of Bath, Harriett Gohr of Bloomfield, Michigan, Celia and Richard Ross of Maine, New York, and Georgiana Kovac of Orlando, Florida. 2 brothers Kenneth and Joanne Barkley of Bath and Henry and Esther Barkley of HopeMills, N.C., and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sisters Charlotte Smith, Vicki Snyder and Frances Barkley and her brothers Fred Barkley and Clyde Barkley. Calling hours are being observed at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath Monday, August 26, 2002 from 6 to 8pm and Tuesday August 27, 2002 from 1 to 3pm where the Funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 3:00PM. Interment will be at Nondaga Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Mildred's memory to Corning Hospital Memorial Fund, 176 Denison Parkway East, Corning, New York 14830. Sturges Fagler Cary LOS ALTOS,CA | Sturges Flagler Cary, beloved father of five daughters, died April 8, 2002 at the Los Altos (California) Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Center. Cary was born April 1, 1913 in Corning, New York. In 1933 Cary graduated from Alleghany College in Pennsylvania. Married to Sara Templeman Sanderson of Lexington, Kentucky on November 7, 1934. Cary worked as a reporter and editor at the Corning Evening Leader before serving overseas in World War II. After the war, Cary attended graduate school at the Sorbonne in Paris and Harvard University. He was employed by Scholastic Magazines in New York City, retiring in 1978 as vice president and editor-in-chief of the Educational Periodicals Division. He was editor of Junior Scholastic for many years, and authored several books, including one on New York City entitled Skyscraper Island. After retirement, Cary and his wife returned to Corning, New York, where he was active in local organizations. He is survived by five daughters and sons-in-law: Diana Boyd Scott Cary Colby (Allan) of Portola Valley, California; Elizabeth Randolph Cary Mungall (Christian) of Houston, Texas; Francesca Templeman Cary Rey (Mark) of Washington, D.C.; Caverlee Sturges Cary (Samuel Otter) of Kensington, California; and Sydney Flagler Cary Van Nort (Richard) of New York, New York. Cary is survived by four grandchildren, Finlay Sturges Mungall, Diana Hartley Mungall, Sally Cary Rey, and Allan Boyd Rey and ten nieces and nephews. His beloved wife predeceased him on December 21, 1999. Cremation arrangements are being handled by Byrgan and Company of Burlingame, California, with a family interment ceremony to follow in Corning, New York. Memorial Donations may be made to the Salvation Army, the Christ Church of Corning, New York or the educational institution of choice. Grace L. Case ADDISON | Grace L. Case, 84, of 846 Cnty Rte # 85, entered into rest unexpectedly on March 19, 2002 at her residence. Grace was born in Caton, New York on February 8, 1918 a daughter of Albert and Lisette Seyter Benjamin. She married Alfred C. Case on November 24, 1935 in Lindley, New York. He predeceased her on June 28, 1956. She was a graduate of Corning Northside High School, a member of the Addison Eagles Auxiliary, Sally-Rands and Tuscarora Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. Grace was an avid bowler and a member of the Wednesday Ladies League at Crystal Lanes. She also enjoyed playing golf. She was retired from Ingersoll-Rand Company in Painted Post with 26 years of service as a cost clerk in the accounting department. Survived by two daughters, Janice Stewart of Piney Flats, TN and Lorraine Gardner of Wellsville; a son, Lynn (Lucinda) Case of Spencerport; 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter; a niece, Pauline Baltzer of Montour Falls and several other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter Alicia Dean, two sisters and two brothers. Friends may call Friday from 6-9 pm at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison, NY where funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 pm with Rev. George Waggoner officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, NY. Memorials may be made to Tuscarora Ambulance Corps or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Beatrice I. Castellana CORNING | Beatrice I. Castellana, age 76, formerly of West William St., Corning, NY, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2002 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. Beatrice was born September 16, 1925 in Hornby, NY, the daughter of Harold and Verdie Thompson VanAlstine. In 1945, she became the wife of Myron Castellana at St. Mary's Church in Corning. She was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Church and had been employed at the Chase Bank in Corning for 13 years. Beatrice will be most remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Surviving Beatrice are son and daughter-in-law: Thomas and Pam Castellana of Rochester, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jo and Daryl Mattison of Batavia, NY; brothers: Bernard (Elsie) VanAlstine of Monterey, NY, Gerald (Dorothy) VanAlstine of Gainesville, GA, Harvey (Barbara) VanAlstine of Watkins Glen, NY; grandchildren: Peter and Jeffery Castellana, Melanie (Rodney) Schmitz and Ryan Mattison; great granddaughter, Madison Schmitz. Beatrice was predeceased by her husband, Myron. Friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St. on Thursday, May 16 from 7 to 9 PM. A Prayer Service will be at the Funeral Home on Friday, May 17 at 10:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Vincent de Paul Church at 11:00 AM. The Committal Prayers will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Mary J. Castellana (nee fasciana) BUFFALO | April 19, 2002. Wife of the late Joseph B. Castellana; stepmother of Joseph A. Castellana and the late Waldo Castellana; grandmother of two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; daughter of the late Salvatore and Rachel (Giglio) Fasciana; sister of Sally (late Nate) Parrino, Iggy (Violet) Fasciana and the late Margaret (Alesio) Juliano; also survived by nieces and nephews. Family present Sunday only 2-4pm and 7-9pm at the Perna Funeral Home, Inc., 1306 Hertel Ave. (near Colvin Ave.) Buffalo, where services will be held Monday at 10:15 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Margaret's Church at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Parkinson's Disease Assn., Southern Tier Chapter, PO Box 72, Binghamton, NY 13903. A graveside committal service will be held Tuesday, April 23, at 11 AM at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. Madalene M. Champlin CORNING | Madalene M. Champlin, age 95, formerly of 122 Sly Ave., Corning died Monday, August 26, 2002 at Founders Pavilion, Corning where she had been a resident for the past four years. Mrs. Champlin was born in Painted Post, May 23, 1907, the daughter of Alvin and Grace (Shea) Stickler. She was the wife of the late Charles Dana Champlin. He predeceased her on July 20, 1991. Madalene graduated from Northside High School in 1925 and from Teachers' Training Class in 1926. She taught at one-room schools at Watson Creek, Lindley and at Post Creek before marriage. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church for 77 years where she was active in the Women's Organizations, a Lifetime member of the Order of The Eastern Star Chapter 351, Corning Hospital Chapter and the former Priscilla Club. She is survived by her dear friends, June Champlain of Addison and Marion Adriance of Corning and several distant cousins. Calling hours will be Thursday from 2-4 PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning where an Order of the Eastern Star Prayer Service will be held at 3:30 PM. The funeral will follow at 4:00 PM with Rev. Gilbert Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Knoll Cemetery. Memorials in Madalene's name may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 191 Bridge Street, Corning, NY 14830. John Thomas Cherkis BEAVER DAMS | John Thomas Cherkis, age 43 of 96 Backer Road, Beaver Dams, NY, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, August 11, 2002. John was born on June 18, 1959 in Elmira, NY. He is survived by his wife, Terry Lynn Nist-Cherkis; son, Christopher John and daughter, Christin Lee both of Beaver Dams, NY; parents, Lee and John Cherkis; brother, Joseph Cherkis; sisters, Ann Cherkis and Mary Donahue all of Elmira, NY and numerous other family and friends. John graduated from EFA in 1977 and attended Corning Community College. John joined the IBEW Local 139 Electrician Union in 1985 and graduated from the apprentice program. John was a member in the Corning H.O.G. Association and the Millport Hunting and Fishing Club. John was a communicant of St. Mary's of The Lake Catholic Church, Watkins Glen, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church St., Odessa, NY on Thursday, August 15, 2002 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 7:00 to 9:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 16, 2002 at St. Mary's of The Lake Catholic Church, Watkins Glen, NY at 9:30 AM. The Rev. Paul Bonacci will officiate. Interment will follow in Montour Cemetery, Montour Falls, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations to establish a college fund for the children will be greatfully appreciated, c/o Terry Nist-Cherkis, 96 Backer Road, Beaver Dams, NY 14812. Marion P. Chissom BATH | Marion P. Chissom, 91, of 6396 Windfall Road entered into rest Thursday, February 21, 2002 at his farm. Marion was born in Wheeler December 28, 1910 the son of the late Glen and Ruby Scott Chissom. Marion was a self-employed farmer in Bath for many years, and still helped his son, Phillman at the farm. He was past President of the National Farmers Organization (NFO) and a member of the Bath Grange. Marion was predeceased by his wife, Laura Chissom on July 16, 1973. Surviving are his son, Phillman (Darlene) Chissom of Bath; two daughters: Beva (Steven) Meagher of Sanford, Maine and Alice C. Olney of Elmira; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Calling hours are being observed Sunday, February 24th 2002 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath where funeral and committal services will be held Monday, February 25th 2002 at 1:00 pm, the Reverend Daniel Pickering officiating. Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery, Bath, private and at the convenience of the family. At Marion's request, his family will provide the flowers and would appreciate Memorials be made to Bath Volunteer Ambulance Corps in his memory. Lela E. Christenson ELMIRA | Lela A. Christenson of Elmira, NY age 94 passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: E. Robert and Dorothy Ransom of Florida; 9 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; brother, William A. (Viola) Galpin; special nieces, Janice Mason and Jane Colunio; special nephew, Rob Galpin, several other nieces & nephews. Predeceased by husband William Christenson. Family & friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Sunday, April 7, 2002 from 2:00 to 4:00 & 7:00 to 8:00 PM with funeral service there on Monday, April 8, 2002 at 10:00 AM. Burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. Those wishing may light a "Candle of Remembrance" at www.olthof.com. Charles Robert "Bob" Clark FAIRFIELD, FL | Charles Robert "Bob" Clark, age 62 of Fairfield, FL and formerly a long time resident of Woodgate Road, Horseheads, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Sat., May 25, 2002 at Ocala Regional Hospital in Ocala, FL. Bob's surviving family includes his wife of 43 years, Sharon (Howland) Clark; daughters and sons-in-law, Kimberly and Dennis Walsh of Boston, MA, April and Joseph DeArmitt with their daughter Emily, all of Savona, NY; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Lynn Clark with their family Gloria and David all of Navarre, FL, Roy and Kathy Clark with their daughters Sabrina and Karissa, all of Pine City, NY; his parents, Charles Clark and Ethel (Votava) Clark of Big Flats, NY; a sister and three brothers, Shirley (Dave) Clemens of Scottsdale, AZ, Jim (Fayne) Clark of San Angelo, TX, Larry (Barbara) Clark of Horseheads, NY and Thomas Clark of Big Flats, NY. He is also survived by several brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. As a young man, he distinguished himself with a career of custom home building, craftsmanship and masonry. Additionally, he owned and operated C. R. Clark Truckmen Inc. in Horseheads for 25 years. In 1997, he and his wife established Whispering Oaks Farm in Ocala, Florida, raising and breeding thoroughbred horses. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads on Thurs., May 30, 2002 from 2-4:00 and 7-9:00 p.m. His funeral service will take place on Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. Pauline Catherine Clark CORNING, NY | Pauline Catherine Clark, age 68 of River Rd., Corning, NY, passed away Friday, June 14, 2002 at Corning Hospital. Pauline was born August 31, 1933 near Willard, NY, and became the wife of Frederick A. Clark in Corning, NY on March 10, 1956. He predeceased her February 27, 2001. Pauline was a loving wife, mom, grandmother, and made many friends both at their campsite at Barnards on Lamoka Lake, and at the Cancer Center where she received treatments during her illness. Surviving Pauline are a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Ervin Terwilliger of Lindley; son and daughter-in-law, Frederick and Peggy Clark of Lindley; her mother, Leah Strait of Corning; grandchildren, Kimberly Allyn of Bradford, NY, Frederick (Tracey) Clark Jr., Richard (Jodie) Clark, Timothy (Tonya) Clark all of Lindley, Michael Terwilliger of Corning, Michelle (Jeff) Warner, Matthew Terwilliger, Melissa Terwilliger and Martin Terwilliger all of Lindley; eleven great-grandchildren; brothers, Orlando H. (Tressa Branch) Simpson Jr. and Dennis (Julie) Simpson; sisters, Patricia (Ken) Carey, Martha (Elwin Sr.) Mackley, Margret (Brian) McKee and Beverly Beach; a sister-in-law, Alice Drew; loving nephew and niece, Robert Clark and Linda (David) Smith along with several other nieces and nephews. Pauline was predeceased by her husband and her father, Orlando Simpson. Friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St. on Sunday, June 16 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. The Funeral Service will be at the Funeral Home on Monday, June 17 at 11 AM. The Committal Service will follow in Coopers Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY. Erskine H. Clark BATH | Erskine H. Clark, age 90, of Bath, NY, formerly of Campbell, NY, died Thursday, May 30, 2002 at the Fred and Harriett Taylor Health Center in Bath. Erskine was born in Tuscarora, NY on January 27, 1912, the son of Herman and Onnelea (Green) Clark. He was the husband of Olga Card whom he married on July 2, 1932 in Thurston, NY. He was preceded in death by her in 1995. Erskine had been a farmer, had worked for T.G. Hawks in Corning, and worked for over 25 years for Steuben County in maintenance and janitorial. He was preceded in death by one son, Jack Clark. Erskine is survived by three daughters: Onnelea Dunn of Shelbyville, TN, Judy Plumley of Campbell and Itol Hunt of Addison; one son, Lawrence Clark of Campbell; many grandchildren and great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2002 at 2:00 PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning. Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery.