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Francis W. Clark HORSEHEADS | Francis W. Clark age 83 of 510 North Carroll St. Horseheads, NY passed away on Sunday June 2, 2002 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Mr. Clark was born August 7, 1918 in Painted Post, NY the son of the late Arnie and Maggie Rounsville Clark. He married his wife Anne L. Bachert Clark on May 28, 1948 in Lawrenceville, PA and they recently celebrated their 54th Wedding Anniversary on May 28, 2002. Mr. Clark was a retired electrician with 34 years of service at Thatcher Glass Company having retired in August 1981. Mr. Clark is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Anne L. Bachert Clark; daughter and son-in-law: Sandra Clark Celelli & Peter Celelli of Corning, NY; sons: Sidney Clark of San Francisco, CA and Stanley Clark of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Tonia Celelli, Geno Celelli, and Sarah Clark; great grandchildren: Dustin Catherwood and Rhianne Zarek; brother and sisters-in-law: Lewis & Doris Clark of Horseheads, NY, Evelyn Corson of Elmira, NY, and Elaine Perron of Bellfair, WA; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Mill St. & Grand Central Ave. Horseheads, NY on Tuesday June 4, 2002 from 7-9 PM. Mr. Clark's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday June 5, 2002 at 11 AM. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Walter V. Clark PULTENEY | Walter V. Clark, 67, of 8079 Briglin Road, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2002, at his home. He was born December 28, 1934 in Wheeler, N.Y., the son of Walter and Orpha McDonald Clark. Walter was a machinist at McConnell Manufacturing in Prattsburgh for 25 years and then worked at Air-Flo Manufacturing, also in Prattsburgh, for 9 years. Surviving are his wife Margaret Chrysler Clark; sons, Ronald of Bath, Walter of Dundee and Stanley of Rochester; daughters, Cynthia Clark of CA, Brenda Mennito of Cohocton, Sheila Clark, Pam Force of Pulteney and Tammy Shipkowitz of Oregon; sisters, Phyllis Fleishman of Pulteney, Virginia Buckley of Kanona, Barbara Putnam of Hammondsport, Ann of Hornell and Cathy of Conn.; 17 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. at the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport, where funeral services will take place at 4 p.m. Rev. Mary Jo Bruinooge will officiate and Interment will be in Wheeler Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Alice M. Clugstone WATKINS GLEN | Alice M. Clugstone, 76, of 222 East Second Street, Watkins Glen, died Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at Arnot Ogden Hospital. She was born October 15, 1925 in Corning, the daughter of the late Elmer and Edna (Hamilton) Rhoda. She married Howard Clugstone who predeceased her. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her sons, Joseph (Linda) Clugstone of Watkins Glen, Howard J. Clugstone of FL, Charles (Evelyn) Clugstone of NC, Richard (Jennifer) Clugstone of AL, John (Karen) Clugstone of IL, stepson, David Morgan of AZ; a daughter, Patti Clugstone of FL; stepbrothers, Philip Rhoda of Hornby and Larry Rhoda of Corning; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at the Acly-Stover Funeral Home, 327 East Second Street, Corning, on Friday, July 26, 2002 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will follow calling hours at 8 p.m. Burial will be in Coopers Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY. Ruth H. (Sprague) Clymo AVOCA | Ruth H. (Sprague) Clymo, 87, died Monday afternoon (Sept. 2, 2002) at her home at 3871 Clymo Hill Rd., after a short illness. Born in Avoca on Oct. 9, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Archie and Hannah Housel Sprague. She was married at the Haskinville Parsonage on Mar. 8, 1932 to Cedric Clymo, who survives. A homemaker, Ruth also assisted in the operation of the family farm. She enjoyed reading and also humming church hymns while cooking and cleaning. Her family includes her devoted husband of 71 years, Cedric; her brother, Archie (Dot) Sprague of Florida; her daughter-in-law, Lenora Clymo and her son-in-law, John Francis, both of Avoca; her 18 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great grandchildren; also her nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Ruth was predeceased by her three children, Beatrice Francis, Donald Clymo, Paul Clymo; her brother, Harold Sprague and her sister, Nellie Ryder. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Wallace Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Daniel Pickering and the Rev. Phillip Huber officiating. Committal services and interment will follow at the Loon Lake Cemetery. Those wishing may contribute, in Ruth's memory, to the Family Life Ministries, Inc., 7634 Campbell Creek Rd., Bath, NY 14810. Arrangements are with the Bond-Davis & Bishop Funeral Home in Avoca. Dorothy Elizabeth Coe BATH | Dorothy Elizabeth Coe, of Babcock Hollow Road, entered into rest Thursday, May 25, 2002. She is survived by two sons, Cory (Cynthia) Coe of Bath, NY and Gary (Hilde) Coe of San Antonio, Texas. She was a Life Member of Queen Louise Chapter #589 order of the Eastern Star, Rochester, NY. At Dorothy's request, there were to be no calling hours and services private. Arrangements are being handled by Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath. Carol M. Cole ELMIRA | Carol M. (Oyen) Cole, age 76, of Elmira (formerly of Canada Road, Painted Post), died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, August 15, 2002, after a a brief illness. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Philip W. Cole, who passed away in January. Carol was born December 25, 1925, in Buffalo, NY. She was the youngest of four children of Frederick and Margaritha Oyen. On December 29, 1945, she married the love of her life, Philip, and they lived a long and happy life together. They are survived by their 10 children: Michael of San Paulo, Brazil, Suzanne Hamilton of Painted Post, Christine Merrell of Hoosick Falls, NY, Constance McNaboe of Laurel, MD, David of Leesburg, VA, Stephanie Lawrence of Laguna Hills, CA, Patricia McKenzie of Elmira, Anne Miller of Elmira, John of Scottsville, NY and Molly Cole of Plymouth, MA, as well as 20 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; sister Marie Mullen; brother Ralph (Bud) Oyen, and several nieces and nephews. A loving and spiritual person who exuded warmth, grace and wit, Carol was a positive presence to everyone she met. With her boundless energy and humor, she devoted her life to her husband, family, and many friends. Among her passions, Carol was active and participated in the PTA, Corning Philhar-monic Chorus, Corning Hospital Chapter Q, Glass Center docents group and the Learning Problems volunteer teaching program, as well as all of the arts, gardening and several wildlife groups. Calling hours will be Sunday, August 18 from 3-5 PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. The family invites everyone to attend a mass to celebrate the life of a most remarkable woman, wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend on Monday at 9:30 AM at St. Mary's Church in Corning. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post. Memorials in Carol's honor may be made to the Southern Tier Hospice Inc., 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or a charity of one's choice. Vincent D. Cavallaro Colegrove CORNING, NY | Vincent D. Cavallaro Colegrove 16 years of 34 High Street died Sunday, May 5, 2002 at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born December 23, 1985 in Elmira, NY. He was a lifetime resident of Corning, attending Kent Phillips, Northside Blodgett and East High School prior to his illness. Vincent was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Vincent de Paul Church. He was very active in the Local Little Leagues & Babe Ruth Leagues of Baseball and Football. He was a very sociable person and had numerous friends. He was a joy to family and friends, with sparkling blue eyes, contagious smile and personality. Surviving his mother; Rose Ann Cavallaro & special friend; Cliff Peters. Maternal Grandparents; Rosario J. Sr. & Betty Cavallaro of Corning (with whom he lived). Two uncles; Rosario J. Jr. (Patty) Cavallaro of Corning, NY and Chris (Jan) Cavallaro of Big Flats, NY, one aunt; Mary Jo (Don) Allen of Big Flats, NY. Cousins; Ryan & Caitlin Cavallaro, Robby & Dominic Cavallaro and Chris, Craig, Meghan & Derek Allen. Father; Gary L. Colegrove of Lawrenceville, PA. Step-brothers; Josh Colegrove & Ryan Colegrove, also of Lawrenceville, PA. Paternal Grandparents, aunts & uncles. Also several cousins, nieces & nephews and many, many special friends that supported him during his long illness. His cousin; Rosario J. Cavallaro, III predeceased him. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Tuesday May 7, 2002 from 2-4 & 7-9pm. A Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home Wednesday May 8, 2002 at 8:45am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Vincent de Paul Church at 9:30am. Committal Prayers & Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given to: Make A Wish Foundation of Western New York, 5500 Main Street, Suite 108, Williamsville, NY 14221. David Allen Cook Jr. CORNING | David Allen Cook, Jr., age 72, of Corning died Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. David was born November 22, 1929 at Corning, NY the son of the late David A. Sr. and Anna M. (Kleinbauer) Cook. He served in the US Air Force from 1947 to 1951 during the Korean Conflict after which he married Mary Ann Gentry of Sumter, SC on June 28, 1952 at Sumter. David was a graduate of St. Vincent's School, Northside High School and Corning Community College. He was a firefighter with the Corning Fire Department from 1959 - 1964 and was an area car salesman for many years. He was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church where he sang in the choir and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann at home; one daughter, Mary Ann Cook of Chicago, IL; three sons, David A. (Beverly) Cook III of New Orleans, LA, Stephen M. (Victoria) Cook of Dansville, NY and John E. (Jessica) Cook of Cochranville, PA and ten grandchildren. David was predeceased by his sister, Joan C. Shepard. Calling hours will be Thursday, June 20 from 6 - 9 PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10:30 AM at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 222 Dodge Ave., Corning. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends may send Memorials to the Strong Memorial Hospital Heart Transplant Unit, Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood, Ave., Rochester, NY 14642. Marion E. Cook PENN YAN, NY | Marion E. Cook, 88, of 355 West Lake Road, Penn Yan, N.Y. died Sat. March 16, 2002 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Friends may call at the Townshend-Wood Funeral Chapel on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Branchport on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Herbert Tietjen, officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Penn Yan. Memorials may be made in Marion's memory to the Penn Yan Volunteer AMbulance Corp. Marion was born in Geneva, NY on December 12, 1913 and was the daughter of George R. and Hazel F. Cook Wooden. Marion and her husband, Leslie, were the owners of the Commodore Restaurant and Cook's Liqour Store in Penn Yan. She was predeceased by here husband Leslie in 1988 and her sister, Marge Linehan. She is survived by her children; Lee (Beverly) Cook of Bath, NY, Sally (Michael) Morrell of Clemson, SC, Mary Sue (Robert) Smith of Greene, NY, Joyce Dean of Memphis, TN, James (Barbara) Cook of Branchport, NY, and Betsy (William) Cheetham of Cortland, NY. Grandchildren, Jason, Jeremey (Elizabeth), Julie and Jonathan Cook, Randy, Corey (Summer) Morrell, Melissa (Stephen) Betz, Vanessa and Andrew Smith, Jeffrey, Jennifer and John Dean, Tawny Kimball, Bradley, Amanda, and Haley Cheetham; Great grandchildren, Daniel Betz and Emily COok; sisters, Ruth Brown of Geneva, NY and Esther Olsowsky of Geneva, NY and Barbara Morse of Penn Yan, NY, numerous nieces and nephews. Rachel A. Cook PAINTED POST | Rachel A. Cook, 85, of 4233 Meads Creek Road, entered into rest on Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was born in Jasper, New York on January 24, 1917 a daughter of Charles and Ella Woodard Whiteman. She married Donald Cook on September 4, 1937 in Addison, New York. He predeceased her on March 24, 1958. She was retired from Pollio Dairy in Campbell in 1983 after 25 years as director of the laboratory. Rachel was a registered nurse and served with the American Red Cross during WW II, stationed with her husband in Texas. She was a former Sunday School teacher, cub scout den leader and, for many years, was active in the Senior Citizens Center. Survived by sons, Donald (Maureen) Cook of Campbell, Danny (Robin) Cook of Charleston, NC and Doug Cook of Campbell; grandchildren, Donald Cook III, Destiny Taft, Marcus Cook and Doug Cook Jr; great grandchildren, Dillon Cook and Caine Taft; two sisters, Ruth Whiteman of Montour Falls and Leona Kilmer of Spokane, WA; a brother, Randy Whiteman of Jasper; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours and services for the family will be Friday 2-5 pm at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison. The Rev. Sandra Olmstead officiating with burial in Addison Rural Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Greater Steuben County Chapter of American Red Cross. Randy J. Cooley CORNING | Randy J. Cooley age 46, passed away Monday, February 4, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Born October 25, 1955 in Corning, NY, he was a son of Eugene Cooley and the late Patricia Monahan Cooley. Surviving are a son: Brandon Cooley and a daughter: Dana Cooley both of Painted Post, NY; his father: Eugene Cooley of Painted Post; a brother: Scott Allen (Doreen) Cooley of Wilkes Barre, PA; sisters: Roxanne (Michael) McKerrow of Corning, NY and Sally Jo (Richard) Hodge of Painted Post, NY; a close companion, Beth Ferreria of Corning, NY, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother: Patricia Monahan Cooley. Randy was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Church, Corning, NY. He was a social member of the American Legion in Corning and of the Corning YMCA. He was an avid sportsman, enjoying bike riding and tennis. His main interest in life encompassed his children, family and Beth. It was Randy's request that there be no calling hours. A Memorial Mass will be Celebrated Friday, February 8, 2002 at 2 PM at St. Catherine's Church, Addison, NY. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. The family requests that memorial donations, in Randy's name, be directed to: American Cancer Society, PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania, Ave., Elmira. Allan Kent Coombs ADDISON | Allan Kent Coombs, 60, of 8119 Ackerson Road, entered into rest unexpectedly on Sunday, April 28, 2002 at Corning Hospital. He is survived by a brother, Jack and his wife Kay Coombs of Horseheads (correction of the name as it appeared in Tuesday's death notice). Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison. Funeral Services will be held Friday at 3 pm in the Addison United Methodist Church with Rev. Sandra Olmstead officiating. Burial will be in Addison Rural Cemetery with full military honors. Justin J. Coon BEAVER DAMS, NY | Justin J. Coon age 80, a life resident of Beaver Dams, NY died Monday, February 25, 2002 at Seneca View Nursing Facility. Born November 29, 1921, Mr. Coon worked the family farm for many years. He worked briefly as substitute letter carrier for the US Postal Service and also at Corning Glass before being employed by the Wickes Lumber Company in Horseheads, from where he retired in 1983. Mr. Coon was an active member of the Beaver Dams United Methodist Church, a founding member of the Beaver Dams Fire Company, and served as assessor for the Town of Orange. The loving husband of Ruth Slater Coon, deceased in 1996. Mr. Coon is survived by his daughter, Wendy C. (George) Laribee of Lowville, NY; his son, Kevin R. (Twila) Coon of Beaver Dams; his sister, Winifred C. Elder and brother, C. Edward Coon, both of Beaver Dams; his twin brother, Liston F. Coon of Watkins Glen; grandchildren: Garry I. of Valois, Matthew W. of Elmira and Leslie J. of Winston-Salem, NC as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Beaver Dams United Methodist Church on Sat., March 2, 2002 at 11 am with the Rev. Grant Nicholls. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Beaver Dams United Methodist Church, the Parkinson Foundation, 1501 North West 9th Ave., Miami, FL 33136 www.parkinson.org, or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are with the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home of Watkins Glen. George F. Coons LAWRENCEVILLE, PA | George F. Coons, age 81, of Lawrenceville, PA died July 13, 2002 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. George was born April 23, 1921 in Corning, New York the son of the late Willis and Hazel Covert Coons. He served with the U.S. Coast Guard from 1942 to 1946. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home:, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Ronald T. Cordes SAVONA | Ronald T. Cordes, 32, of 6105 Scudder Road, was called home to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. He was born December 22, 1969 in Wellsville, NY. Ronald was a self-employed Contractor, Savona, NY. Ronald is survived by his wife, Judy Freeborn Cordes; his parents, Ronald and Lois Robinson Sprague of Savona, NY; his mother-in-law, Ruth Freeborn; three step-children, Jason Oakden of Ashville, NC, Joseph and Yvonne Oakden both of Savona, NY; three brothers, Charles (Lisa) Cordes of Campbell, NY, Donald Cordes of Hornell, NY and Ronald Joseph (Jamie) Sprague of Live Oaks, FL; two sisters, Kimberly (Roger) Farrand and Valerie (Don) Shedden both of Savona, NY; one granddaughter, Kaylee Oakden and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Curtis Baptist Church, Tannery Rd., Campbell, NY on Friday, June 14th from 2:00-4:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held at the church on Saturday, June 15th at 11:00 AM with Rev. Dale Ingraham and Rev. Ted Brennan officiating. Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery, Bath, NY. Arrangements handled by Seager Funeral Home, Savona, NY. Louise F. Cornell MONTOUR FALLS | Louise F. Cornell, age 85, formerly of Painted Post, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at Schuyler Hospital. She was born on August 1, 1916 in Barrington, NY the daughter of Eugene and Eva Stowell Oakley. She retired from Newberry's in Corning where she worked for many years in the restaurant as a manager. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, May-nard and Linda Cornell of Campbell; grandchildren, Lynette Cornell of Campbell and Michael (Rachel) Cornell of Rochester; great grandchildren, James, Katherine and Brian Cornell; special friends, Virginia, Joe and Cheryl Barvitsky and Sue Shaut, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her long time companion, Melvin Shaner. It was Louise's request that there be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St. on Friday, May 24, 2002 at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Chapel Knoll Cemetery. Mary W. Cornell TROUPSBURG, NY | Mary W. Cornell, 59, of Ste. Rte. #36, entered into rest Tues., April 30 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro, PA following a long illness. Mary was born Sept. 27, 1942 in Elmira, NY to Charley and Elizabeth Whittacker Wainwright. She married Barney Cornell in Rexville, NY, who survives. She was predeceased by a brother, Burr Wainwright. Mary owned and operated Mary's Hair Affair beauty salon in Troupsburg for many years. She was a member and past Pres. of the St. Mary's Altar and Rosary Society in Rexville, was an active member of the N.Y.S. Steam Pageant in Canandaigua, NY and an election inspector for the Town of Troupsburg for many years. In addition to her husband Barney, she is survived by a daughter, Lorinda (Paul) DeMeritt of Bloomington, IL; two sons, Patrick (Julie) Cornell of Perry, NY and Michael (Amy) Cornell of Troupsburg, six grandchildren: Sarah and Kathryn DeMeritt of Bloomington, IL, Ashley and Derrick Cornell of Perry and Courtney and Evan Cornell of Troupsburg. Mary was dearly loved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 PM Friday at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main St. in Canisteo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Sat. (May 4) at 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Rexville. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Church Yard Cemetery, Rexville. Memorials, in the name of Mary Cornell, may be made to the Troupsburg Ambulance Corp., Main St., Troupsburg, NY 14885. Charles Alepheus Corson MYRTLE BEACH, SC | Charles Alpheus Corson 95, died Monday, March 4, 2002 at the Myrtle Beach Manor. He was born February 10, 1907 in Bronx, NY, a son of the late George A. and Alice M. Dow Corson. Mr. Corson was predeceased by his first wife of forty one years, Florence E. Jardine Corson and his sister, Anne Kurzenknabe. Charles grew up in Tenafly, NJ and was a 1929 graduate of Lafayette College in Easton, PA. He retired in 1970 after thirty seven years as an electrical engineer with Ingersoll-Rand. Mr. Corson was Master of Montour Masonic Lodge #168 at Painted Post, NY in 1945, and was an Elder and Clerk of Session at the Painted Post Presbyterian Church, and a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Surfside Beach. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Shirley S. Corson; his children, Jeanne E. Copp of Royersford, PA, Ruth E. Eldridge of Myrtle Beach and Richard C. Corson of Columbus, OH; two step-children, Patricia Rose of Roswell, GA and Ellen Stone of Corning, NY; a sister, Julia Blackwell of Cresskill, NJ and by eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 9, 2002 at McMillan-Small Funeral Home. Private burial will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Painted Post, NY. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, 2795 Pampas Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. An online guest book is available at www.msfh.net. Mary Catherine Costa ORNING | Mary Catherine Costa age 87, of Baker Street, Corning, NY, died Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at Corning Hospital. Born in Corning on August 31, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Fedele and Maria (Merola) Cuda. Catherine attended St. Mary's School, C.F.A. and Gregg Business School. She was the wife of Joseph Costa with whom she owned and operated Costas Flying Service in Painted Post for many years. Catherine was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Church, Corning. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister. Catherine was preceded in death by her husband; a sister, Rose Carozzoni and a great grandson, Christopher. She is survived by one daughter, Donna Costa-Barrett of Spring, TX; one son, Joseph (Mary) R. Costa of Bath; two sisters, Della Daniels of Hornell and Frances Cuda of Corning; two brothers, Sam Cuda and Joseph Cuda of Corning; brother-in-law, John (Judy) Costa of Corning; grandchildren: Michael (Darla), Patrick, Joseph, Danielle, Michelle (Lance Aaron), and Sean; great grandchildren: Taylor, Theresa and Meghan, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, where Prayer Services will be held on Monday at 10:30 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday at 11:00 AM at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 222 Dodge Ave., Corning. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning. Memorials may be made, in Catherine's name, to St. Vincent de Paul Church, 222 Dodge Ave., Corning, NY 14830. Margaret K. Courtney HOUSTON, TX | Margaret K. Courtney, 82, of Houston, Texas, passed away at her home on March 16, 2002. She was born in Dresden, New York, on May 9, 1919, the daughter of Jacob and Grace Kelly. Mrs. Courtney and her family moved to Texas in 1947. She was a 20 year employee at Sears, Memorial City. She was an active member of Long Point Baptist Church and loved ministering to the sick and the homebound. She was a volunteer at Sam Houston Hospital and Spring Branch Medical Center for the last fifteen years. Mrs. Courtney was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers: Harold Kelly, Darwin Kelly, Floyd Kelly and Richard Kelly; and three sisters: Gertrude Burt, Bertha Hiveley and Evelyn Van Sile. She is survived by her husband of sixty years, Robert P. Courtney of Houston; daughter, Dianne (Van) Blacklock of Corpus Christi; sons: Perry J. (Joyce) Courtney of Krum, TX; Dan (Sue) Courtney of Rochester, New York; and David Courtney of Houston; eight grandchildren: Sandi Courtney, Becky (Allen) Menn, Brenda (Robert) Simmons, Perry R. (Diane) Courtney, Nicki (Eric) King, April Courtney, David Carl and Joshua P. Courtney; eight great-grandchildren: Chelsea, Whitney and Braden Menn, Cameron and Chad Courtney, Harrison and Avery King, and Andrew Courtney; brothers: Clayton F. Kelly of Corning, NY; Lewis (Betty) Kelly of Addison, NY; and Harley (Arlene) Kelly of Fort Wayne, IN; and many nieces, nephews and a host of dear friends. Visitation will be Monday, March 18, 2002, between the hours of 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Waltrip Funeral Directors. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Waltrip Funeral Directors. Reverend Robert Simmons will officiate. Interment will follow at Memorial Oaks Cemetery, I-10 @ Eldridge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Long Point Baptist Church, 8009 Long Point, Houston, Texas 77055 or the American Cancer Society, Greater Houston Area, PO Box 570127, Houston, Texas 77257. Elden C. Covell BATH | Edwin C. Covell, 78, of 101 E. Steuben St., passed away Sunday, February 10, 2002 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Bath, NY. He was born December 29, 1923 in Bath, NY to George and Gertrude Bates Covell, Sr. Elden retired after 30 years of service as an Electrician for Westinghouse, Bath, NY. He served in the Army in WWII as a medic from 1943 to 1946. He was a member of the Mitchellsville Methodist Church, the VFW, and served on the Board of the Bath Fair Association. Elden is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Seager Covell; his three children: Donald (Ellen) Pilgrim of Bath, NY, Shirley Jean (Oliver) Cross of Renova, PA and Robert A. (Linda) Covell of Bath, NY; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his two brothers, Henry Richard Covell and George C. Covell, Jr. Friends may call at Seager-Jones Funeral Home, 4 E. Washington St., Bath, NY on Wednesday, February 13th from 9:00-11:00 AM and 1:00-3:00 PM with the funeral service to immediately follow at 3:00 PM. Burial will be in Mitchellsville Cemetery, Mitchellsville, NY. Phillip Edward Crimmer WAYNE, NY | Phillip Edward Crimmer, devoted husband and father, age 80 of Wayne, NY passed away Thursday, February 28, 2002 at Corning Hospital. Phillip was born February 15, 1922 in Utica, NY the son of Phillip J. and Ellen Wandley Crimmer. He married Elizabeth Jones on November 14, 1946 at St. Francis Church in Utica, NY. He served in the US Army during WWII where he received a Bronze Star award. Phillip was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Church of Corning and later St. Stanislaus Church of Bradford, NY. He retired from Bell Telephone in 1981, and was a member of the Wayne American Legion, Bath Country Club, Penn Yan Elks Lodge, Telephone Pioneer. He was also a former assistant boy scout master for troop 63, an avid golfer, NY Giants fan and enjoyed camping. Surviving is his loving wife of 55 years, Betty Crimmer; children: Joyce Asiello of Jersey Shore, PA, James (Kathleen) Crimmer of Corning, Kathleen (Joseph) Coleman of Southport and Nancy (Ronald) Ackerman of Pine City; grandchildren: Albert "A. J." Asiello, Daniel Asiello, Phillip Asiello, Beth Crimmer, Erin Crimmer, Matthew Coleman, Andrew Coleman, Brian Comstock and Patrick Comstock. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning on Saturday, March 2, 2002 from 5-7:30 PM. Funeral Service will follow at the funeral home 7:30 PM. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning. Memorial donations, in Mr. Crimmer's name, may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning or American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Rd. North, Rochester, NY 14609. Laura E. Crocker BATH, NY | Laura E Crocker, 86, of 107 Cruger Street, passed away Friday March 1, 2002 at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital, Bath, NY . She was born November 8, 1915 in Bath, NY to Samuel and Emily Willys Dobbin. Laura formerly worked for several years at the Bath Book Store, Bath, NY. She was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Bath, NY and the wine country Senior Citizens. She is survived by her five children; Delbert (Jeanetta) Crocker of Bath, NY, Betty Ann (Roger) Burdin of Avoca, NY Charles W. (Mary) Crocker of Bath, NY, Norine (Gerald) Slayton of Bath, NY, and Linda (Gunter) Weichenthal of Penn Yan, NY; ten grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and three nephews. Laura was predeceased by her husband, Charles Crocker in 1979 and two sisters, Ruth McGlenn and Jane Aeschbacher. Friends may call at Seager-Jones Funeral Home, 4 E Washington St. Bath, NY Sunday March 3rd from 2:00-4:00PM and 7:00-9:00 PM. Funeral services will be Monday March 4, at 11:00AM with Rev. Dennis Wienk officiating. Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery, Bath, NY. Donations can be made to Bath Ambulance Corp., Bath, NY. Frank G. Cuda MESA, AZ | Frank G. Cuda of Mesa, AZ died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002. Born Oct. 27, 1926 in Brookside, he was the son of Frank and Ethel Gruver Cuda. He married Mary Jane Wetherbee on Dec. 10, 1973. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served as a ship's cook during WW II. Frank was the owner and operator of Cuda's Market and Deli on Main Street in Wellsboro, PA for 25 years before relocating to Mesa AZ in 1977 where he went to work for Bashas Markets in the Deli Dept. Frank will be remembered as a true gentleman, who provided service to the community with a wink and a smile. He touched many lives and taught many young people in the communities of Wellsboro and Mesa about the work ethic, care and service to one another. Over the years he loved many of life's simple pleasures; horse trail rides, fishing, camping, cooking for family and friends, singing with family and the local Men's Chorus, and quiet time with his two cats, Cuddles and Mandy. He attended Unity Church of Mesa where the people, prayer and praise music meant so much to him. Preceding him in death were his three brothers: Lawrence (Tony), Stanley and Charles Cuda. Surviving besides his wife are children: Sherry Bodine and friend Chuck Swimelar of Wellsboro, Frank D. (Judy) Cuda of Levittown, Suzanne M. (Richard) Niles of Wellsboro, Michelle (Donald) Predmore of Hilham, TN, Mary (Michael) Ditchfield of Trout Run, Mark Cuda of Talkeetna, AK, Patti (Bart) Langemeier of Lovell, WY and Scott (Karen) Gerow of Wilmington, NC; grandchildren: Regan, Ryan, Andrew, Jeffrey, Ralph, Donald, Carrie, Rachel, Michael, Jessica, Emily and Lea; great grandchildren: Toryn, Mason and Madeline, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Services with military honors were held in Mesa AZ at Mariposa Gardens Funeral Care and Chapel Saturday, Sept. 20, 2002. A local memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Local donations may be made to Laurel Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro or Samaritan House, Morgan Terrace, Wellsboro. Elwood K. Cunningham BATH | Elwood K. Cunningham, 81, of the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Bath, NY, formerly of 6939 Old State Road, Addison, NY, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2002. Born in Knoxville, PA, August 29, 1920, he was the son of James & Gertrude Seymour Cunningham. He was an Army Veteran of World War II, was a retired Supervisor from the former Ingersoll Rand Foundry, Painted Post, NY, formerly Chief of Phoenix Hose Company of the Addison Fire Department, and a member of the Ingersoll Rand Service Association. He married Hazel Mosher, January 30, 1942. She preceded him in death October 10, 1997. He is, also, preceded in death by his brother, Earl Cunningham. He is survived by his daughter & son-in-law, Marjorie & Douglas Myers of Addison, NY; his sons & daughters-in-law, Kenneth & Mary Cunningham of Dillsburg, PA, David Cunningham of Addison, NY and Clarence & Charlotte Cunningham of Tappahannock, VA; 14 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and nieces & nephews. Friends may call Friday, June 14th, 7-9pm, at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY, where funeral & committal services will be conducted Saturday, June 15th at 2:00pm. Rev. Sandra Curtis will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Memorials will be received for the Church of The Redeemer. Lynn H. "Pat" Curtis HAMMONDSPORT, NEW YORK | L. H. "Pat" Curtis, of 21 Liberty Street (formerly of Portland, Or and Scottsdale, AZ) died Thursday, March 14, 2002 at his residence following a brief bout with cancer. He and his wife shared in the joy of operating Gramma's House Bed & Breakfast in Hammondsport. Pat was born March 17, 1933 in Rapid City, South Dakota, a son of Al and Mildred Curtis. He married Marilyn Jones of Enid, Oklahoma, February 13, 1955. Pat graduated from Jefferson High School, Portland State College, and received his master's degree from Arizona State University. He also attended the University of Oregon and was an Airborne Ranger with the 508th Airborne Regimental Combat Team. Pat taught physics and chemistry and coached football at Arcadia and Saguaro High Schools in Scottsdale, AZ from 1966 until his retirement in 1993. He was active in youth programs. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; 2 daughters, Nancy Jefferson of Leesburg, VA and Jenni (Ralph) Rogers of Queen Creek, AZ; 2 sons, Patrick of Hammondsport and Casey of Tucson, AZ; a brother, Richard (Cheryl) of Vancouver, WA; a sister, Sandra (Mark) of Pittsburgh, PA; a daughter-in-law, Toni Curtis of Hammondsport, and eight grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Calling hours are Monday, 6-9 pm at the LaMarche Funeral Home, 35 Main Street, Hammondsport, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 am, Rev. Sandra Curtis officiating. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. William B. Cutler PAINTED POST | William B. Cutler, 77, of 36803 Camphor Drive, Zephyrhills, Florida (formerly of Painted Post) entered into rest on Friday, August 9, 2002 at his residence following an extended illness. Bill was born on January 13, 1925 in Corning, New York a son of William and Elizabeth Carpenter Cutler. He married Joyce Allen on February 19, 1954. He was a union carpenter and was employed by Dell Buck Construction when he lived in Painted Post. He was a graduate of Painted Post High School and a member of Westside Baptist Church in Zephyrhills. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; a son, Samuel Cutler of Florida; two sisters, Dorothy Pierson and Annette Pierson both of Painted Post; son-in-law, Robert Losey of Painted Post; five grandchildren: Tina Losey of Painted Post, Sandra Losey (Jeff Heverly) of Corning, William Cutler, Joshua Cutler and Shayna Westphall all of Florida; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by daughters, Sandra Smith and Donna Losey and his parents. Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service on Sunday, August 25, 2002 at 2 pm at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison with the Rev. Sandra Olmstead officiating. Interment will be in Addison Rural Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Southern Tier Hospice or Gulfside Regional Hospice. Clara B. Dalrymple BATH | Clara B. Dalrymple, 82, of 7002 Mt. Washington Road, Bath died Saturday, July 27, 2002 at the Steuben County Health Care Facility in Bath. Mrs. Dalrymple was born in Wheeler, NY November 29, 1919, the daughter of the late Lori and Anna (White) Dalrymple. She was employed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. She was a member of the Charles E. Wescott American Legion Post 173 Auxiliary and the V.F.W. Auxiliary. She is survived by her 4 daughters, Jacqueline (Lance) Sperring of GA, Suzanne (Michael) Austin of Bath, NY, Barbara (George) Foote of WI and Debra (John) Osborne of Bath, NY; her son, Carl Delaunay of Long Island, 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Louise Dalrymple of Coopers Plains, NY and Lena Ackerson of FL. She was predeceased by twin children, Judy and David. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery, Bath. Memorial donations, in Clara's name, may be made to the Steuben County Health Care Facility, 7002 Mt. Washington Road, Bath, NY 14810. Arrangements by Fagan's Funeral Home of Bath. Dorothy May (Miller) Dalrymple HORSEHEADS | Dorothy May (Miller) Dalrymple, age 76 of 219 Middle Rd., Horseheads, died unexpectedly on Sept. 3, 2002 in Painted Post, NY following a massive stroke. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend to all who knew her. Her surviving family includes her loving husband of nearly 59 years, Alfred G. Dalrymple; son and daughter-in-law, James and Lois (Shield) Dalrymple of Horseheads; daughter and son-in-law, Judith (Dalrymple) and Albert W. Pearce of Watkins Glen; grandchildren, Rebecca M. Pearce of Horseheads, Lt. Theodore and Lt. Nicole (Maunder) Pearce of Norfolk, VA, Kelly L. Dalrymple of Pt. Jefferson Station, NY and Holly M. Dalrymple of Endwell, NY, along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Ella M. Olin and Harriet R. Frycek. Dorothy was an over 50 year member of the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads. Dorothy worked side by side for nearly 60 years with her husband on their dairy farm on Sing Sing Rd. in Horseheads. She loved animals and contributed greatly to their success as a registered Holstein breeder. She was also an avid camper, Chemung Co. Fair supporter and exhibitor. Dorothy supported the Twin Tier Ostomy Club, was a member of the Horseheads Historical Society, an SPEB-SQSA enthusiast, and a painting consultant to her husband Al. Most of all, she was a proud grandma and lover of Pearl, her cherished cat. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads on Fri., Sept. 6, 2002 from 2-4:00 and 7-9:00 p.m. Her funeral service will be celebrated in the First Presbyterian Church, 2943 Westinghouse Rd., Horseheads on Sat., Sept. 7, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Janice L. Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Those wishing to express their sympathy may do so with memorials to Chemung Co. Humane Society & SPCA Inc., 2435 St. Rt. 352, Elmira, NY 14903 or the Chemung Valley Farmers Museum, 425 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. The family would also like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the professional care and kindness offered them by the staff of AOMC 3-C. Austin B. "Ruck" Darmstadt PAINTED POST | Austin B. "Ruck" Darmstadt, age 86 of Painted Post, NY, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Austin was born October 12, 1915 in Caton, NY, son of Nicholas and Katie Brewer Darmstadt. He was retired from Ingersoll Rand in Painted Post since 1980 after 39 years of service. Surviving Austin are a son, Ronald Darmstadt of Painted Post; a daughter and son-in-law, Kay and John Martucio of Corpus Christi, TX; his former wife, Ruth Mayo Darmstadt of Painted Post; a brother, Edmon Darmstadt of Caton, NY; granddaughter, Kristine Crotser of Livonia, NY; great granddaughter, Renee Crotser also of Livonia; step grandchildren, Steve, Ken and Jim Martucio and Marge Gould. Austin was predeceased by his parents, brothers and sisters, Neita Davis, Agnes Kinsman, Leo and Larry Darmstadt and a step grandson, Thomas Martucio. Friends are invited to call at Carpenters Funeral Home on Friday, August 16, from 12 noon to 2 PM. The Funeral Service will be at the funeral home at the conclusion of the visitation (2 PM). The Interment will be in the Bath National Cemetery. The family will provide flowers. Memorials, in the name of Austin B. Darmstadt, may be directed to the American Diabetes Assoc., PO Box 2680, North Caton, OH 44720 or the charity of one's choice. Rusty D. Darrin PULTENEY | Rusty D. Darrin 37 of 10253 County Route 76 passed away suddenly Saturday September 21, 2002 at his home. He was born March 16, 1965 in Ft. Benning Ga. the son of Frank and Kathryn Tyler Darrin.Rusty was employeed at the Widmer Winery in Naples, N.Y. and was an avid sportsman. Surviving are his wife Karen Sincerbox Darrin Daughter Morgan Darrin at home and Son Collin Darrin of Naples Parents Frank and Kathryn Tyler Darrin of Pulteney Sisters Karen (Thomas) Deegan of Hammondsport Cindy (Joseph) Doyen of Pulteney Brothers Frank Darrin Jr of Pulteney and his twin Randy Darrin of Pulteney Grandmother Nellie Tyler of Pulteney and Several Aunts, Uncles 5 Nieces 3 Nephews and Cousins. Friends may call Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport where Funeral Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Rev. Babs Steinert will officiate and Interment will be in the Glenview Cemetery of Pulteney. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Family for an Education fund for his children. Sara Davies FRESNO, CA | Sara Davies, age 79, a long time resident of Corning passed away on Monday, March 11th, 2002 at Fresno, California. She was born on September 29th, 1922 in Corning, New York,, the daughter of the late Jay and Leona McUmber. She has one sister, Leora Stratton, nieces and nephews of Corning. She was the wife of Albert Davies whom she has been with for 65 years. They were married April 5th, 1942 in Corning, New York. She was a homemaker and worked at the family business of Davies Gulf on Pulteney St. and Davies Liquor on Market Street. She and her husband retired at the age of 60 and relocated to 6306 N. Delbert St., Fresno, CA 93722. They have two children Don Davies of Pismo Beach, CA and Gloria Davies of Fowler, CA. They also have grandchildren, Debbie Valley of Sarasota, FL, Tammy Pope and husband, Jim of Vancouver, Canada, Joe Valley and wife Kelly of Richmond, CA, Michael Davies and wife Cynthia of Fowler, CA and Kristin Jerkovich and husband Jim of Fresno, CA; great grandchildren, Brittaney Rowe of Sarasota, FL, Nikita and Jimmy Pope of Vancouver, Canada, Drew and Danielle Davies of Fowler, CA and Jackson Jerkovich of Fresno, CA. Friends and family will miss her very much because of her kindness and loving ways. Graveside services for Sara will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at San Joaquin National Cemetery in Santa Nella, CA. Arrangements are under the direction of Abbey Funeral and Crematory Services of Fresno. Douglas Watson Davies SCARBOROUGH, ONTARIO, CANADA | Douglas Watson Davies, age 71, died Monday, July 15, 2002 at Scarborough General Hospital, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada following a brief illness. Douglas was born November 24, 1930 in Toronto, Canada, the son of Watson David & Viola (Dalgleish) Davies. Mr. Davies, an electrician, was retired from Canada-Air (Montreal) where over the years he installed electronics in flight simulators, CL 215 Water Bombers and CL600/601 Jets. He also worked on the 1st Canada Arm at Spar Aerospace. Choosing to drive Tour buses satisfied his love of travel. He drove bus for PMCL, Penetangueshene, ON, Denny Bus Lines Ltd., Acton, ON, Parkinson's Bus Co. Ltd, Brampton, ON, and T & T Bus Co, Inc., Caton, NY. He loved airplanes, electronics, guitars, fishing and motorcycles. His pride and joy was his Honda Goldwing. Mr. Davies is survived by his wife, Sue; two daughters: Kimberly Davies, Scarborough, ON and Lesley McKee, Strathmore, Alberta; a son, David (Tammy) Davies, Georgetown, ON; one brother, Robert (Joy) Davies, Orillia, Ontario and a sister, June Job, Montreal, Quebec; five grandchildren: Shane Davies-Connelly, Roland, Travis & Ashley McKee and Crystal Davies. Cremation at St. John's Norway Crematorium. Memorial Services were held July 20th, St. John's Norway Anglican Chapel, Scarborough, The Rev. Brian Prideaux officiating. Doug gave David his first ride on a Harley and Dave returned the favor by giving his Dad a last ride on his Harley to his final resting place. Debra L. Davis ADDISON | Debra L. Davis, 48, of Herrington Road, Addison, entered into rest on Thursday, June 20, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center following an extended illness. She was born on June 29, 1953 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of Keith and Phyllis Hartman Price. She attended Elkland High School. On August 31, 1992, Debra married Mark E. Davis in Nelson, PA. She had worked as a waitress and was most recently a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Mark E. Davis of Addison; her mother, Phyllis Baker of Addison; a brother, Timothy (Colleen) Price of Nelson and nephews, Shawn and Joshua Price. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Debra was preceded in death by her father, Keith Price in October, 2001. The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 23, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull. Funeral services will be conducted there on Monday at 1:00 PM with Rev. Robert Goodrich officiating. Burial will follow in Nelson Cemetery. Memorials, in Debra's name, may be made to the Addison VFD Ambulance Assoc. of the Corning Dialysis Center. Angeline Davis ELKLAND, PA | Angeline Davis, 92, of Elkland, PA, died Thursday, May 16, 2002 in Greensburg, PA. Born November 19, 1909, in Galeton, PA, she was the daughter of Joseph and Josephine DeSantis Signorelli. She was married to Virgil L. Davis, who predeceased her in 1975. She owned and operated Davis Variety Store in Elkland for many years. She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Elkland. Surviving are: a son, Virgil J. Davis of Johnstown, PA; three granddaughters, Karen Davis of Johnstown, PA, Michelle LaBuda of McKees Rocks, PA, and Lisa Davis of Johnstown, PA, and two great-granddaughters, Jessica LaBuda and Casey LaBuda. Friends may call Sunday, May 19th from 3:00 - 5:00PM at the Collins-Olney Funeral Home, Galeton, PA, where the Rosary will be recited at 5:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00AM, Monday in St. Bibiana Church, Galeton, with the Rev. Brian E. Vossler as Celebrant. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Edward J. Dean CORNING, NY | Edward J. Dean, devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather, age 74 of Corning, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 10, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Ed was born April 4, 1927 in Wellsville, NY to the late Jerome and Catherine Baker Dean. He was predeceased by his brothers: William, Richard and James Dean. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Aurella Dean; daughters: Margaret Summerville and husband James of Vandergrift, PA, Kathleen Dean of Rochester, NY and Karen Dean of Corning, NY; son: Edward Dean, Jr. and fiancee` , Sandy Wrublesky; brothers: Francis Dean and wife Virginia of San Leandro, CA, John Dean and wife Wanda of Cuba Lake, NY and Thomas Dean and wife Joann of Colorado Springs, CO; sisters: Mary Catherine (James) Quinn, Margaret Lagonegro and husband Robert of Elmira, NY and Helen Schneble and husband Jack of Wellsville, NY; one aunt: Evelyn Devore of Wellsville, NY; granddaughters: Kathryn and Emily Summerville of Vandergrift, PA; several nieces and nephews and many dear friends. He was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Vincent de Paul Church. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marines, the U.S. Marine Corps and the 11th Airborne Division. He attended St. Bonaventure University and graduated from Brockport State University in 1955 with a BS in Education. He earned an MS in Education from Hartford University in 1962. He was employed by Corning, Inc. until his retirement in 1990. Following his retirement, he started College Prospects, a recruitment business which provided college scholarship opportunities for high school athletes. He loved sports and was an avid golfer. Ed was chairman of the Annual Lions Club Football Dinner for East and West High Schools for 21 years. Family and friends are invited to celebrate his wonderful life at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St. in Corning on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. A Prayer Service will be held there on Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 10:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Vincent de Paul Church at 11AM. Memorials may be made, in Edward's name, to All Saints Academy, 158 State Street, Corning, NY 14830 or Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904. Francis Dean VERO BEACH, FL | Francis Caldwell Dean, 91, of Vero Beach, FL, died August 28, 2002 at his residence after a prolonged illness. He was born June 30, 1911 in Marion, NY and moved to Vero Beach 30 years ago from his birthplace. Mr. Dean was a superintendent for Marion Canning Company in Marion. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Vero Beach. Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Marian; two daughters, Nancy Angie Bailey of Keuka Park, NY and Donna Martha Nixon of Vero Beach; one son, Robert Pieters Dean of Corning, NY; nine grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that any donations be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church Bell Fund, 2555 58th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32966 in Mr. Dean's memory. Alice S. Decker ADDISON | Alice S. Decker, 84, of 59 Fairview Hill, Addison entered into rest on Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at Founders Pavilion. Alice was born in Corning, New York on November 30, 1917 a daughter of George A. and Martha Hymes Space. She was married to George E. Decker Sr. on September 6, 1941 in Mansfield, PA. He predeceased her on April 9, 1976. She was a graduate of Corning Northside High School class of 1935 and Bryant-Stratton Business Institute in 1941. She was employed as clerk and bookkeeper for Addison Central School retiring in 1980 after 26 years of service. She is survived by a son, George Decker Jr. of Addison; a sister, Martha J. Space of Corning; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Northrup and Janice Chase of Florida; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a daughter Joyce Decker in 1988. Friends are invited to call on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 am with Rev. William Northrup officiating. Burial will be in Addison Rural Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Addison Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 75 or to Meals on Wheels, c/o Steuben County Office of Aging. Dorothy Whitney Decker CAMPBELL | Dorothy Whitney Decker, 78, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, September 16, 2002. Dorothy was born on July 23, 1924 to Gladys Wilson and William Lason Whitney. She spent her entire life in Campbell, graduating with honors from Campbell Central School, marrying Kenny Decker, and raising two daughters. She began her career helping her mother run the Whitney Restaurant and then joined J.C. Penney Company as the "head office girl." She worked as a cashier at the Campbell Central School when her daughters were youngsters, and retired from the Corning Hospital after serving as payroll clerk for 24 years. Dorothy and husband, Kenneth, were pillars of the Campbell United Methodist Church during their lifetimes. Dorothy was active as a Sunday School Teacher, treasurer, and lay speaker. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and served as Campbell tax collector for two years. In her youth, she thoroughly enjoyed dancing, horseback riding, and ice-skating. As an adult, Dorothy became an accomplished writer and public speaker, baker of wedding cakes, and gracious and generous hostess. Her greatest achievement was her family. She will be long remembered as a loving and constant wife and beloved mother and sister. She is survived by two daughters, Faith Revell of Indianapolis, IN and Charlotte Decker of New York, NY; son-in-law and friend, Aaron Stoner of New York, NY; sisters, Lacene (Duane) Fleet and Lois Peck of Campbell, NY; Mary (James) Livingstone of Jacksonville, NY; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and relatives may call at Seager-Jones Funeral Home, 4 East Washington St., Bath, NY on Friday, September 20th from 6:00-9:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held at Campbell Methodist Church on Saturday, September 21st at 10:00 AM with Rev. Sharon Battist officiating. Dorothy will lie in rest in Hope Cemetery alongside her husband of 52 years. Joyce A. Degelleke BATH, NY | Joyce A. DeGelleke, wife of G. Warren DeGelleke, formerly of Bath, NY died December 1, 2001 after a long eight-year battle with ALS/Lou Gehrig's disease. A Memorial Service for friends and family will take place at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 4, 2002 at Fagan's Funeral Home, 31 W. Morris Street, Bath, NY, Reverend John Akers and Reverend Dennis Wienk officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The ALS Association, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301-5104. Maxine E. Denson DRESDEN, NY | Maxine E. Denson age 56 of Dresden, NY died Sunday, May 26, 2002 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital. There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made, in Maxine's name, to Mercy Flight, the Dresden Fire Dept. or the Yates County Humane Society. Maxine was born in Waverly, NY on April 15, 1946. She was a graduate of Dryden High School and Delhi College. She and her husband are the owners of the Dresden Hotel. She is survived by her husband, Robert M. Denson; daughters, Ami (Richard) Gydesen of Evans Mills, NY and Heather (Steve) Neuberger of Penn Yan, NY; grandchildren: Amanda and Trevor Gydesen, Kaleigh, Gregory and Kendall Neuberger; parents, Gerald and Barbara Personeus Estelle of Cortland, NY; brother, Michael Estelle of Dryden and sons, Jeremy and Patrick Estelle; sister-in-law, Lorraine Estelle of FL and daughter Lori Hart; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Eldred and Jeanette Denson of Dresden, NY; sister-in-law, Jane (Elwyn) Jimerson of Painted Post, NY and children, Steve (Marie Julie) Jimerson, Gail (Mike) Watson and Laurie Jimerson; aunt and uncle, Winnie and Fuller Allen of Corning and daughter, Marcia (David) English; aunt, Karna Markle and children, Warren Markle and Debbie Zeller. Arrangements with the Townsend-Wood Chapel in Penn Yan, NY. James Deperto BATH | James Deperto, 49, of 31 William St., passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. He was born April 13, 1953 in Lackawanna, NY to Alfred and Reta Malone Deperto. He served in the Marine Corps from 1971 to 1973. James is survived by two sisters; one brother; two daughters; one granddaughter; his friends, Mary Buck of Bath, NY and Robert Bower of Bath, NY and special friend Roberta. A memorial service will be held at the VA Chapel, Bath, NY, Friday, June 7th at 11:00 AM with Chaplin Linda Liebhart officiating. Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY. Arrangements handled by Seager-Jones Funeral Home, Bath, NY. Frances E. Derrick BATH | Frances E. Derrick, 90, of the Taylor Health Care Center, formerly of Delaware Avenue, Bath, NY, died Tuesday, September 24, 2002. She was born in Corning, NY April 26, 1912 the daughter of Martin and Helen Higgins Harrington. Frances retired as a Registered Nurse at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital. She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Bath and an avid Bingo player. She is survived by her daughter, Helen (Sheldon) Smith of Canisteo, NY; her son, David (Kay) Derrick of Guntherville, AL; 2 sisters, Dorothy Kramer of Seneca Falls, NY and Irene Boyle of Bath, NY; 2 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, Frank E. Derrick in 1976; her brother, Howard Harrington and sisters, Margaret and Helen. Friends may call at Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath, today, Thursday, September 26, 2002 from 1:00-3:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Church in Bath with Reverend Richard Shatzel as celebrant. Burial will be in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Bath. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations, in Frances' name, may be made to the Finger Lakes Humane Society, St. Rte. 54, Bath, NY 14810. Mary Meconi Devereaux STATE COLLEGE, PA. | Mary Meconi Devereaux, 93, of State College, formerly of Corning, NY, died Saturday May 4, 2002 at her residence. Born May 19, 1908 in Italy, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Inbricca Meconi. On November 6, 1993, she married John Paul Devereaux, who survives at home. She was a member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in State College. She retired in 1973 after 37 years as a Certified Junior Engineering Technician for Corning Glass Works in Corning, New York. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Patricia Millbyer of State College, 2 sisters, Sylvia Baldini and Delphine Pierri both of Corning, New York, 2 brothers, Toselle F. Meconi of Williamsport, Pat Meconi of Wilmington, Delaware, 6 grandchildren, 9 great granchildren and 3 great-great granchildren. She was predeaceased by a son, Francis Orso on August 12, 1980, 1 sister, Johanna Casale and 1 brother, Rocco Meconi. Visitation will be on Tuesday May 7 from 6 to 9 PM at the Koch Funeral Home, 2401 South Atherton Street, State College. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday May 8 at 10 AM at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, State College with the Rev. Philip M. Bender and Pastor Edward H. Putt Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Williamsport, PA. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Brookline Home Care and Hospice 3901 South Atherton, State College, PA 16801. Allen L. Dewert PAINTED POST | Allen L. DeWert, age 73, of Van Fleet Road, Painted Post, NY died Thursday, March 7, 2002 at his home after an extended illness. Allen was born in Curtis on April 8, 1928 the son of Raymond and Edith Hough DeWert. He served in the Army from 1946 to 1947. Allen was employed by Corning Glass Works as a mechanic, and retired with 44 years of active service. He was the husband of Gertrude Russell whom he married on October 27, 1951 in Campbell. He was a member of the Hornby Congregational Church and the Campbell American Legion. Allen loved to ride motorcycles and collect antique cars and tractors. Allen's survivors include his wife, Gertrude at home; two sons, Aubrey (Kathy) DeWert of Painted Post, Dylan (Rhonda) DeWert of Corning; one brother, Daren (Rhea) DeWert of Haines City, FL; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Frank (Delores) Russell of Painted Post and Richard (Margaret) Russell of Okeckobee, Florida; 3 grandchildren: Jamie, Dylan Jr., and Dalton DeWert; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, where Funeral Services will be on Tuesday at 11 AM. Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery. Memorials may be made in his name to the Alzheimer's Association-Rochester Chapter, 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620. Robert William Dewert LINDLEY | Robert William DeWert, age 57, of 9602 Ryers Creek Road, Lindley died Sunday, March 3 at home. Robert was born in Campbell, NY, December 26, 1944, the son of the late Francis and Beatrice (Wagner) DeWert. He was employed by Dresser Rand for 27 years as a machinist. He was the husband of Donna Smith whom he married on December 31, 1965, in Presho, NY. Robert was a fun loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He always had a wise crack or joke to say. He enjoyed being secret Santa, a happy child made him smile. He is survived by his wife Donna at home; one daughter, Crystal (Kevin) McCannon of Beaver Dams; two sons, Robert (Natalie) DeWert of Campbell and Daniel DeWert of Elmira; seven sisters: Phyllis Gardner, Elizabeth (Carl) Rosenblatt, Joan (Clarence) Lovell, Carol Shaut, Susan (Robert) Harshberger, Deborah (Terry) Harndon and Pamela DeWert; ten brothers: Francis (Ruth), Kenneth (Shirley), Douglas (Yvonne), Lawrence (Faye), John, Thomas (Margaret), Ralph, Charles (Tammie), Brian and Dale (Debbie); grandchildren: Christopher Kitchens, Robert, Alisa, Daniel, Rachelle and Fawn DeWert, Shannon Benjamin, Katherine Miller, Cassandra Church, Beth DeWert, Jonathan Hawkins, Douglas Church and Desiree Miller; 3 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-4 PM and from 7-9 PM at Phillips Funeral Home inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, where Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM with Reverend Matthew Pickering officiating. Burial will be in Presho Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to Donna DeWert to help with medical expenses.