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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.

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