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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.

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