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Philip H.  Dewey II 
BIG FLATS, NY | Philip H. Dewey II, of N. Olcott Rd., Big 
Flats, NY, passed away Monday, September 23, 2002 at his home. 
Philip was born in Gaines, PA, son of Harry P. and Sallie Hill 
Dewey. Philip was named for his grandfather who was 
Pennsylvania's Secretary of Internal Affairs. During the 
latter part of WW II, he trained platoons of R.O.T.C. men at 
Penn State and was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa there. He was a 
graduate of Mansfield University, was a member of Kappa Delta 
Pi honorary, and received his Masters from Alfred University. 
He began his English teaching career in Dryden, NY. He 
accepted a teaching position at Corning Free Academy, and 
retired from Corning East High School after 36 years. He 
married Anne E. Winchester in Oneida, NY on July 14, 1962, she 
also being an English teacher and is retired from Corning West 
High School. He was president of the Corning Teachers 
Association and later, the Corning Educators Association. 
Philip and Anne have made their home in Big Flats, and spent 
winters in Melbourne Beach, FL.
Philip's interests and memberships include: former member of 
the Big Flats United Methodist Church, current member of the 
First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats, Big Flats Historical 
Society, Horseheads Elks Club, and a Camp Star director. 
Philip was twice Past President of the Big Flats Rotary Club, 
and received the Paul Harris Fellowship award. Later he was a 
member of the Chemung AM Rotary. He enjoyed volunteer work as 
a driver for Meals on Wheels, and the Boy Scout Committee. 
With Philip's English and love of writing background, he was 
an avid writer of letters to the editor in the Elmira Corning 
area papers. For many years the Dewey's were hosts to Fresh 
Air Kids from New York and young people from England, Sweden, 
Belgium, Germany, Denmark and the Ukraine. He wrote travel 
columns for the Free Press Courier in Westfield and Galeton, 
PA paper, and also a dozen booklets for family and friends. 
Family travels had taken him to all of the continents except 
Australia. When at their Florida home, Philip very much 
enjoyed being a roving reporter for the A1-A Condo Park 
Newsletter.
Surviving Philip is his wife of 40 years, Anne E. Dewey of Big 
Flats; children and their spouses: Alexis Dewey Heaney an 
elementary school teacher of Laurel Springs, NJ, Dr. Keith H. 
and Eileen Kurns Dewey of Lawrenceville, NJ, Attny. Melissa D. 
and Stephen Brumback of Chapel Hill, NC; brother and 
sister-in-law, Rev. Dr. Keith and Flo Dewey of Bath, NY; 
sister, Betty Jean Parker of Galeton, PA and grandchildren: 
Keli and Kegan Heaney.
Friends are invited to call at Hills Funeral Home on Friday, 
September 27 from 7 to 9 PM and on Saturday, September 28 from 
9 to 10:30 AM. The Funeral Service will follow in the First 
Presbyterian Church of Big Flats at 11 AM. The interment will 
be at the family's convenience.
Memorials, in Philip's name, may be directed to the Steele 
Memorial Library, Big Flats Branch, First Presbyterian Church 
of Big Flats or the charity of choice.



Margaretta  Diffenderfer
SANTA CLARA, CA | Margaretta Diffenderfer, former resident of 
Corning, entered into rest Aug. 23rd in Santa Clara, CA. 
Beloved wife of the late Dale S. Diffenderfer; adored mother 
of Ricky Diffenderfer and Kathleen Jarvis, Amy Diffenderfer 
and Peter Hofmann, Luci and Mike Spart, Darlene and Jerry 
Knickerbocker and Peachy and Zain Schoonover; devoted 
grandmother of Steve and Lisa, Jed, Terry, Tony, TJ, Jenny, 
Eva, Andrea and Brian.
Margaretta battled cancer the last year of her life but her 
spirit and determination was strong to the very end when God 
called her home.
The family would like to give a special thank you to her 
daughter Luci Spart and family for taking such good care of 
her. Margaretta's last year of life was filled with laughter, 
love and special times thanks to the family that loved her.
Funeral Services were held at Chapel of Flowers, 900 S. Second 
St., San Jose, CA. Interment will be held on September 4, 2002 
at 1 p.m. at Alto Reste Cemetery, Altoona, PA. Please send 
floral arrangements to Mauk and Yates Funeral Home, 719 4th 
Ave., Altoona, PA.



Frank J.  Diliberto 
CORNING | Frank J. Diliberto, age 75 of Corning, NY, passed 
away unexpectedly on Monday, September 23, 2002 in Pocono, PA.
Frank was born October 29, 1926 in Corning, NY the son of the 
late Francis and Francesca Alotto Diliberto. He married Jean 
Kenyon on August 23, 1947 at St. Vincent de Paul Church in 
Corning. Frank was a Veteran of the US Navy serving from 1944 
to 1946 on the LST 866 ship. He was the former owner of 
Frank's Barber Shop for 20 years, and had also worked for 
Archway Cookie Company and Mid Atlantic Management Co. He was 
a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church, VFW Post 527, Elks 
Lodge B.P.O.E. 1071, LST 866, Knights of Columbus, and Vice 
President of Sports Boosters. Frank's life was filled with 
love for his wife, his children and his grandchildren. He 
enjoyed coffee with his buddies, playing cards with his 
friends, crossword puzzles, and was an avid golfer.
Surviving is his wife, Jean of Corning; his children and their 
families: Sandy and Ronald Kittner, Eric Kittner, Jennifer 
(David) Kittner Shenman; Robert and Sharon Diliberto, Ryan 
Diliberto, Jamie Diliberto; James and Kerry Diliberto, Shauna 
Diliberto, Deanna Diliberto, Sara Tucci, Joe Tucci; Kathy and 
Mark Dersham, Melanie, Chris and Chad Dersham; Bryan and Cathy 
Diliberto, Josh, Brian, Courtney and Tela Diliberto; Mary 
Ellen and Dan Clausen, Nicole O'Rourke, Holli, Danya and Derek 
Clausen; sisters: Rose Yorio, Nita Sturiale and Josephine 
(Larry) Diana all of Corning; brother, Jack (Theresa) 
Diliberto of Elmira.
Frank was predeceased by a sister, Christina Ruocco.
Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral 
Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning on Thursday, September 26, 
2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A prayer service will be held on 
Friday at the funeral home at 10:30 AM followed by a Mass of 
Christian Burial at St. Vincent de Paul Church 11:00 AM. 
Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning with full 
military honors.
The family will provide flowers. Those wishing may direct 
memorials in Frank's name, to Ophelia's Place (a safe haven 
for people with eating disorders), PO Box 621, Liverpool, NY 
13088.



Gary Wayne  Dinehart
PRATTSBURGH, NY | Gary Wayne Dinehart age 63 of 10581 Cty Rte 
74, Prattsburgh, NY died Friday August 16, 2002 at the 
Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY.
Mr. Dinehart was born Oct. 16, 1938 in Bath, NY and was the 
son of Clyde and Florence Perry Dinehart.
He was a 20 years member of the Prattsburg Rotary Club and 
retired from Taylor Wine Co in Hammondsport, NY.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Nancy, children; David 
Dinehart of Silver Springs, FL, Phillip (Lynn) Dinehart of 
Prattsburg, NY, Linda (Robert) Metros of Buffalo, NY, 
grandchildren; Michael, Shannon, Justin and Adara, sisters; 
Patricia Wood and Rosalie Campbell both of Penn Yan, NY, 
several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Bottoni-Wood Funeral Home Prattsburgh 
on Tues (Aug 20) from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm, funeral services 
will follow at 8pm with the Rev. Robert Bruinooge, 
officiating. Burial will be at Rural Cemetery in Prattsburgh.
Memorials may be made to the Prattsburgh Volunteer Ambulance 
Corp.



Charlotte B. Dippo 
CORNING | Charlotte B. Dippo, 91, of 426 Watauga Ave., 
Corning, died Friday, March 1, 2002 at Corning Hospital.
She was born October 16, 1910 in Corning the daughter of the 
late George and Margaret (Bierwiler) Bishop.
She was as Registered Nurse at Corning Hospital for over 30 
years.
She is survived by her son, Walter A. Dippo of McGraw, NY; 
daughter, Audrey Goolrick of Anandale, VA; 4 grandchildren: 
Stephanie Hans Schmitt, Meade Goolrick, Julie Savastio and Dr. 
Kim Dippo; 3 great grandchildren, Logan Goolrick, Conner 
Goolrick and Noah Savastio.
Friends are invited to call at the Acly-Stover Funeral Home, 
327 East Second Street, Corning on Sunday, March 3, 2002 from 
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Carol Keller officiating. 
Funeral Services to follow calling hours at 3:00 p.m. 
Interment will be in Hope Cemetery, Corning.



Marion Lyle 'Kootch' Disbrow
BRANCHPORT | Marion Lyle "Kootch" Disbrow, age 70, died 
Thursday, July 25, 2002.
Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the 
Bottoni-Wood Funeral Home in Prattsburgh. Her funeral service 
will be held on Monday at 1 pm at the funeral home, with the 
Rev. Barbara Gifford officiating. Burial will be at Glenview 
Cemetery in Pulteney, NY.
Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 733 
Third Ave., New York City, NY 10017, www.nmss.org.
Marion was born July 26, 1931 in Bath, NY and was the daughter 
of William and Evelyn McConnell Cole. She was a graduate of 
Rochester Business Institute, a member of the Pulteney Fire 
Dept. Auxiliary. She worked many years as a vineyardist. She 
was predeceased by her husband, Van Disbrow.
Marion is survived by her children: Dan (Kathy) Disbrow of 
Penn Yan, William Disbrow of Branchport, NY, Sheila (Tim) 
Landers of Maryland, Barry Disbrow of Portsmouth, VA, Ken 
(Joanne) Disbrow of Indiana; 6 grandchildren; sister, Lovette 
Craig of Pulteney, NY.



David H. Dixon 
ELMIRA | David H. Dixon Jr., 83, of Lorenzo Place, Elmira, 
formerly of Corning and Ft. Meyers, FL, died Tuesday, 
September 24, 2002 at home.
He was born September 26, 1918 in Corning, the son of the late 
David H. and Clara (Bell) Dixon Sr. He married Mary O'Shanick 
who predeceased him October 19, 1992.
David was a Veteran in the US Army serving in the European 
Theater during WWII. He was a retired Laborer employed by 
Corning Building Co. He was a member of All Saints Parish 
attending St. Vincent's Church.
He is survived by his daughters, Vicki (Walter) Cunningham of 
Corning, Mary (Robert) Randall of Elmira, NY and Helen 
(Albert) Beller of Ft. Meyers, FL; son, David (Claudia) Dixon 
of Elmira; sister, Claramae (Paul) Campbell of Painted Post; 
brothers, Chet Dixon of FL; Leland Dixon of PA and Glen Dixon 
of Hornell; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Joe 
O'Shanick of Corning; sisters-in-law, Joan Ovsanik of Corning, 
Virginia O'Shanick of Painted Post and Marge O'Shanick of FL; 
brother-in-law, Harold Mosher of FL; 5 granddaughters, 2 
grandsons, 4 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and 
a special Aunt, Agnes, of Penn Yan. he was predeceased by a 
son, Frank Dixon.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Acly-Stover 
Funeral Home, 327 East Second Street, Corning on Thursday, 
September 26, 2002 from 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. A Mass of 
Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 27, 2002 at 
9:30 a.m. at St. Vincent's Church, Corning. Interment and 
Committal services will follow in St. Mary's Greek Catholic 
Cemetery, Corning.



Arthur G.  Doane 
BURDETT | Arthur G. Doane, age 88, of Burdett, NY, passed away 
on Thursday, September 26, 2002 at the Seneca View Nursing 
Facility, Montour Falls, NY.
Art is survived by his children, Barbara Grey of Burdett, NY, 
Gerald Doane of Burdett, NY, Wayne & Ruth Doane of 
Trumansburg, NY and Carl & Joyce Doane of Van Etten, NY; 13 
grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and 
nephews. Art was predeceased by his wife Bessie Doane; 
grandchildren, Charlene and Dale Madorsky; daughter-in-law, 
Roshelle Doane.
Mr. Doane retired after thirty-seven years of service with the 
Lehigh Valley Railroad. He was a former member of the Montour 
Falls Moose Lodge, was a local handyman around the community 
and attended the Burdett United Methodist Church.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and 
Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church St., Odessa, NY on Monday, 
September 30, 2002 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. His funeral and 
committal service will follow at 6:00 PM. Pastor Judy Peppard 
will officiate. Interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery, 
Odessa, NY, at the convenience of the family.



Neil G. Dobson 
PAINTED POST | Neil G. Dobson, age 59, of Taft Road, Painted 
Post died Sunday, March 24, 2002 at Corning Hospital.
Neil was born on August 15, 1942 in Corning, NY, the son of 
Clifford G. and Winifred E. (Taft) Dobson. He married Dawn E. 
Vetter in Campbell in 1973. Neil was a graduate of Painted 
Post High School where he excelled on the football and 
basketball teams. He entered the Army and served bravely as a 
helicopter crew chief in the Vietnam War. Neil was 
self-employed in the trucking business for thirty years. For 
the next ten years, he was employed by the Teamsters Local 529 
in Elmira retiring from the Howard Delivery Company. After 
retiring in 1998, Neil spent time building and repairing Team 
4 Cars with his son, Jason at Woodhull Raceway. He became a 
proud grandfather three years ago and shared his love of 
tractors, trucks, and the outdoors with Austin. Neil Dobson 
was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend who 
left us with special memories. He was preceded in death by his 
parents and by his sister, Sally Dobson.
He is survived by his wife, Dawn at home; children: Belinda, 
Melissa, and Jason of Painted Post; one grandson, Austin; 
three sisters: Glenda (John) Merrill, Karen Dobson, and Nancy 
(Billy) Congdon; three brothers: Olin (Bonnie) Dobson, Carl 
(Eva) Dobson, and Brian Dobson; and several nieces, nephews, 
cousins, aunts, and uncles.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at 
Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, where 
funeral services will be on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with 
Reverend Judy White officiating. Burial will be in Coopers 
Plains Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association-Finger 
Lakes Region, 1595 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620 in 
Neil's name.



Charles G.  Dodge 
Charles G. Dodge, 75 years, of 85 Belaire Dr., Horseheads, NY, 
formerly of Corning, NY, died suddenly September 7, 2002 at 
the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.
He was born December 10, 1926 in Pinehill, the son of the late 
Henry and Viola Fero Dodge. He was a lifetime resident of the 
Corning/ Horseheads area, graduating from Northside High 
School. Charles was a veteran of the United States Army during 
World War II, serving from 1945-46.
Charles and Lillian Hoyt were married January 23, 1945 in 
Riverside.
He was employed with the New York Central Railroad as a 
dispatcher in the Corning office and later became employed 
with the United States Postal Department, retiring in 1988.
Surviving, his wife of 57 years, Lillian. Brother, Emory and 
two sisters; Georgia and Mary. Also, several nieces and 
nephews.
There will be no calling hours. Funeral and Committal Services 
will be held at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., 
Corning, NY, Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 2:00 p.m., Justin 
O'Brian officiating. 
Memorial donations may be made in Charles's name to the 
charity of one's choice.



James V. Dominick Jr.
ADDISON | James V. Dominick Jr. 70, of 33 Baldwin Avenue 
entered into rest on June 6, 2002 at Corning Hospital 
following an extended illness.
He was born in Addison, New York on May 6, 1932 a son of James 
and Katherine Malone Dominick. Jim Married Anna E. Wolverton 
on July 27, 1952 in Addison, New York.
He attended Addison Schools and completed several technical 
courses of study. He was a journeyman carpenter and worked in 
the trades at Corning Inc. and retired with 45 years active 
service. Jim was a member of Union Local 1000 AFGWU, a member 
of the Jesus Church in Addison, and Addison Car Club. He owned 
and enjoyed antique cars, hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Anna; four sons: Robert 
(Charlotte) Dominick of Addison, James Dominick III of Miami, 
FL, William (Connie) Dominick of Addison and Christopher 
Dominick of Corning; foster son, Joseph (Rhonda) Frank of 
Nicholson, PA; two grandchildren, Shaun and Jaslynn Dominick; 
a sister, Lucille Royer of Addison; two brothers, Andrew 
Dominick of Painted Post and John Hiser of Wintersville, OH; 
several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, 
Genevieve Griffin and brothers, Joseph and Louis Dominick.
Friends and relatives may call Saturday 7-9 pm and Sunday 2-4 
and 7-9 pm at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison; 
where funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 am with 
Rev. Timothy Wright officiating. Burial will be in St. 
Catherine's Cemetery, Addison.
Memorials may be made to Southern Tier Hospice.



Dorothy Frances Drehmer 
CORNING | Dorothy Frances Drehmer , 83 of Corning, passed away 
Thursday, March 7, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in 
Elmira, NY. She was born November 21st, 1918 , the daughter of 
the late Glen and Frances (Markert) Slater.
Dorothy was predeceased by her first husband, Raymond C. 
Soper, her second husband, Harvey E. Drehmer and a son, 
Raymond G. Soper.
She is survived by her children: Dolores J. Soper (Raymond) 
Calhoun of Campbell, Philip H. (Connie) Soper of Montour 
Falls, Frances A. Soper (Glenn) Jacobus of Painted Post, David 
H. (Lucy) Soper of Montour Falls, Stephen P. Soper of Painted 
Post, Kathleen L. Soper (Douglas) Kapral of Painted Post, 
Diane M. Soper of Corning; a daughter-in-law, Beverly Soper of 
Corning, 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Dorothy was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Corning. 
She was a retiree of Corning Inc. She enjoyed spending time 
with her family as a devoted mother and grandmother.
Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral 
Home, 14 E. Pulteney Street, Corning, NY on Sunday, March 10th 
from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A funeral service will be held at the 
funeral home on Monday, March 11th at 11:00 AM with Father 
Francis Davis officiating. Burial, at St. Mary's Cemetery in 
Corning, will follow the service.



Karen Marie Drepensted
HORNELL | Karen Marie Drepensted, 39, of 3 Holly Terrace, 
passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at St. James Mercy 
Hospital in Hornell.
She was born March 27, 1963 in N. Hornell the daughter of 
Harry and Sharon Shannon Drepensted. Karen had worked at the 
Comfort Inn in Hornell for many years and was an employee of 
the Isaman Taxi Co. She was a member of the Arkport American 
Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving are her daughters, Jessica Lee Drepensted of Hornell 
and Melissa Anne Lewis of Bath; son, Kevin Michael Drepensted 
of Kenmore; mother, Sharon S. Henry of Hammondsport; sister, 
Mary Lynn Drepensted of Sandy, Oregon; brother, David John 
Drepensted of Hammondsport; several aunts, uncles and cousins. 
She was predeceased by her father Harry Drepensted in 1997; 
sister Anne Louise Drepensted in 1994, and step-father Douglas 
Henry in 1995.
Friends may call at the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport, 
Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at which time a Memorial Service will 
be held at 4 p.m. Rev. Babs Steinert will officiate. In lieu 
of flowers memorials may be made to the Hornell Fire Dept. or 
the Hammondsport Vol. Fire Dept.



John L. Driggins, SR. 
Corning - John L. Driggins, SR, 86, of Walnut Street, Corning 
went to be with his Lord Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at Corning 
Hospital. 
He was born November 2, 1915, and was raised in Corning, the 
son of Augustine and Mary (Walker) Driggins. John and Marcia 
(Stout) Driggins were married December 26, 1940, in Watkins 
Glen, NY. 
He was a graduate of Corning Free Academy, Class of 1934. 
He is a legend in local sports with an outstanding career in 
basketball, football and baseball, coaching both girls and 
boys teams in basketball. 
He was an avid bowler and President of the Corning Glass Works 
Bowling Association in 1972.
Due to his love of sports and desire to teach young boys the 
fundamentals of baseball, how to play the game with finesse 
and courage, in the early 1950's, he joined the ranks of Babe 
Ruth League managers, managing and coaching the Rotary ball 
team for 21 years, from 1954-1975 and was a recipient of the 
Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship Award. There wasn't a finer 
coach in the league and to this day, he is respected and 
fondly remembered by his former ball players who gave him 
credit for helping to build their character and mold their 
lives to be successful citizens. 
In 1958, he was chosen as a member of the Citizens Committee 
for passing the bond issue for Carder and Severn Schools; 
1968, he was appointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals and held 
that position for 10 years; 1975, he was appointed a member of 
the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army and was named 
lifetime advisor for his many years of service. He was also 
Chairman of Elsie Clute Committee for Beautification of CFA 
and was a member of the CFA Alumni Council; 1976, he was 
inducted into the Corning-Painted Post Hall of Fame for 
Basketball; 1982, he retired from Corning Glass Works as a 
Supervisor of Chemical Stockroom Laboratory Research 
Department at Sullivan Park; 1989, he was Ordained as Deacon 
in the First Presbyterian Church of Corning; 1990, he received 
his 50 years Service Pin from Corning Glass Works; 1995, He 
was the first Afro-American to receive a 60 year Service Pin 
from Corning Glass Works. He had given many lectures on the 
Black History of Corning through the Historical society. 
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Marcia 
Driggins; his three children, Joyce Ann Hanford, Augustine 
Thomas and John Lewis, JR; a brother, William M. Driggins; six 
grandchildren, Tiana Lyn, Augustine,Sharon, Johnathan, Kicheko 
and Jennifer; 3 great granchildren; several nieces and 
nephews. He was predec eased by 5 sisters, and 3 brothers. 
There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be 
held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 25, 2002 at the First 
Presbyterian Church of Corning with Rev. Robert Boell and Rev. 
Donald Stevenson officiating. Interment will be held at the 
convenience of the family. 
Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army.



Robert W.  Driscoll 
CORNING | Robert W. Driscoll, 86, husband of Betty Driscoll 
and a native of Corning, New York, died Thursday, May 30, 2002 
at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania after a brief 
illness.
He was born November 23, 1915 in Corning, New York to William 
and Johanna McCarthy Driscoll in his parent's house at 134 
Columbia Street. Driscoll was a graduate of St. Patrick's 
Parochial School and Corning Free Academy. During World War II 
he served as a sergeant in the 863rd Antiaircraft Battalion in 
England and France, including the Battle of the Bulge. He was 
awarded the Bronze Star.
On June 19, 1954 he married Betty Hansen and until recently 
they lived at 275 Bridge Street in Corning. He was a 
communicant of St. Vincent's Church. Together with his 
brother, Adrian, he operated the Standard Dry Cleaning Company 
on Market Street; a business that their father started in 
1924. Robert joined the business in 1933 and worked there for 
50 years, until the brothers closed it at their retirement in 
1983. He was a member of the Corning Elks Lodge, American 
Legion and VFW.
In addition to his wife, Betty; he is survived by two 
daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah Driscoll and Ronald Stowell 
of Seneca Falls, New York and Patricia Driscoll and William 
Warmus of Lansing, New York and his brother, Adrian Driscoll, 
as well as many nieces and nephews.
Friends and relatives may call at Beilby Funeral Home, 139 
Walnut Street, Corning, NY on Sunday, June 2, 2002 from 2-4 
PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at St. 
Vincent de Paul Church, Corning at 9:30 AM. Burial will be in 
St. Mary's Cemetery.
Those wishing may direct memorials, in Robert's name, to the 
Corning Public Library, 300 Civic Center Plaza, Corning, NY 
14830 or to a charity of one's choice.



Elizabeth Maryann  Drouard Rogers
CORNING | Elizabeth Maryann Drouard Rogers, age 79 of Goff 
Road, Corning, NY, passed away Sunday evening, April 28, 2002. 
Elizabeth was born August 26, 1922 in Corning, NY, daughter of 
Nicholas and Anna Laurel Drouard. She was a loving mother, 
grandmother and wife of Donald Rogers who predeceased her 
November 21, 1992.
Surviving Elizabeth are a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and 
Joseph Kapfhammer of Corning; son and daughter-in-law, Don and 
Leslie Rogers of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; a brother, Edward 
Drouard of Corning; a sister, Katherine (Joseph) Lesso of 
Corning; grandchildren: Scott Rogers of NJ, Shannon Rogers of 
Colorado, Kari Borden of California, Donnie Rogers of Ft. 
Walton Beach, FL, Shannon Schliffit of Arizona and nieces and 
nephews.
Predeceasing Elizabeth were her parents, husband, and brothers 
and sisters: Frankie, George, Ernie and Richard Drouard, 
Madeline Hubbard, Louise Reagan and Freda O'Rourke.
Friends are invited to a Graveside Memorial Service on 
Wednesday, May 1 at 3:30 PM in the Coopers Cemetery in Coopers 
Plains, NY.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. 
Habash and staff and the Southern Tier Hospice for their 
support and care given to Elizabeth M. Rogers during her 
illness. Memorials, in Elizabeth's name, may be directed to 
Southern Tier Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are with Carpenter's Funeral Home. 



Marion (Hanks)  Dudley
HAMMONDSPORT | Marion (Hanks) Dudley, 97 formerly of 8051 Olde 
Bath Road, passed away May 28, 2002 at the Taylor Health 
Center.
She was born August 30, 1904, the oldest daughter of Dean and 
Evelyn Hanks, at Friendship, NY.
She was a 1922 graduate of the Genesee Normal School and 
taught in Belmont for 2 years.
She was married to Linford A. Dudley on November 1, 1924 in 
Belmont, NY. He predeceased her on October 23, 1990 after 66 
years of marriage.
From 1941 to 1956 she and her husband owned and operated the 
Red & White Grocery Store in Hammondsport. From 1957 to 1970 
she was employed as a switchboard operator at Mercury 
Aircraft. She was a past Matron and member of the Vine City 
Chapter #356 Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years, and 
a long time member of the Hammondsport United Methodist 
Church.
Surviving are her daughter, Nancy A. Dudley of Racine, 
Wisonsin; son, Richard Dudley of Nunda, NY; sister, Edna 
Weinman of Wellsville; brother Frederick G. Hanks of 
Friendship, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was pre-deceased by her grandson, Gerard A. Dudley on May 
30, 1993.
There are no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be 
Friday at 11 a.m. at the LaMarche Funeral Home of 
Hammondsport. Rev. Lee Williams will officiate and Interment 
will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport. Memorials 
may be made to Hammondsport United Methodist Church or the 
Hammondsport Vol. Ambulance Corp.



Josephine  Dunning 
PAINTED POST | Josephine Dunning, age 95, formerly of Snyder's 
Trailer Ct. in Painted Post, NY, passed away Wednesday evening 
May 29, 2002 at Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. 
Josephine was born February 8, 1907 in Lindley, NY, daughter 
of Herbert and Maude Baker Soule. She married Lawrence Dunning 
on February 11, 1928 in Caton, NY. He predeceased her in 
February of 1967. She was a loving wife, mother and 
grandmother who enjoyed her life making a home for her family. 
She was the oldest attending member of the East Lindley 
Baptist Church.
Surviving Josephine are sons and daughters-in-law: Lawrence 
and Maude Dunning of Lindley, NY and Andrew and Naomi Dunning 
of Painted Post, NY; daughters and sons-in-law: Leona Dunning 
of Painted Post, Dora and Lyle Keeney of Painted Post and 
Rosemary and Harry Finnefrock of Beaver Dams, NY; eleven 
grandchildren, twenty-nine great grandchildren and several 
nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home on 
Saturday, June 1 from 2 to 4 PM. The Funeral Service will be 
at the Funeral Home at the conclusion of the Visitation (4 PM) 
with Rev. James Boris and Rev. Mark Spaid officiating. The 
Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Lindley, NY.



Bernice Pitts  Duperrouzel
CORNING | Bernice Pitts Duperrouzel, age 89, of the Corning 
Area, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at Schuyler 
Hospital.
Bernice was born April 21, 1912 in Middlebury, PA the daughter 
of the late Mortimer and Elizabeth Potter. She was retired 
from Corning Inc.
Surviving is a son, Robert (Nona) Pitts of Corning; daughter, 
Helen Christ of CA; sister, Nina Stewart of Painted Post; 9 
grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren. 
Bernice was predeceased by her first husband, Robert Pitts Sr. 
and second husband, Romeo Duperrouzel; great granddaughter, 
Hope Ann; brothers, Floyd and Alfred and sisters, Alberta and 
Alice.
Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral 
Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning on Sunday, March 3, 2002 
from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Services will be held at the 
funeral home on Monday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Randy Ginnan 
officiating. Burial will follow at Hope Cemetery, Corning.



Jeffrey A.  Dupuis 
Jeffrey A. Dupuis, age 21, of Big Flats, died early last week 
while attempting to scale Mount Rainier near Ashford, 
Washington. Jeff was born November 16, 1980 at Syracuse, NY, 
the son of Alfred A. and Diane (Van Valkenburg) Dupuis.
He was a 1999 graduate of East High School where he was a 
member of the National Honor Society and played soccer for 4 
years. He was captain of the '98 team.
Jeff would have been a senior this fall at the State 
University of New York College of Environmental Science and 
Forestry at Syracuse University. He was on the Dean's List and 
was recently elected president of the school's John Marshall 
Wilderness Outing Club.
Jeff was instrumental in starting an inner-city middle school 
study program, teaching classes and working with kids on 
science projects. His passion for the outdoors led him to 
spend summers in Wyoming, working for an outdoor rigging 
company as a guide for kayaking and canoeing trips.
He is survived by his parents, Alfred A. and Diane Dupuis, his 
sister, Kristen, and brother, Matthew C. Dupuis, all of Big 
Flats; maternal grandparents Francis and Mary Van Valkenburg 
of Ocala, FL; paternal grandmother, Margaret Dupuis of 
Syracuse, NY; uncle, Jon Van Valkenburg; aunt and uncle 
Christine and Michael Higgins; cousins, Jon, Scott, Kara and 
Erica Van Valkenburg, Amanda and Patrick Higgins and an 
incredible number of wonderful friends. Jeff was predeceased 
by his grandfather, Alfred Dupuis.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 4-7 PM at 
Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning. A 
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 
9:30 AM at St. Vincent De Paul Church, 222 Dodge Ave., 
Corning.
A Memorial Scholarship Fund will be set up in Jeffrey's name 
to assist East High graduates in pursuit of environmental 
preservation. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. 



Walter A. Duquette, Sr.
CORNING | Walter A. Duquette, Sr., age 86, of Fuller Avenue, 
Corning, NY, a native and longtime resident of North Adams, 
MA, died Sunday, March 10, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical 
Center in Elmira, NY.
Walter was born in Westmoreland, NH on November 17, 1915, the 
son of Arthur and Elsie (Wilkinson) Duquette. He was employed 
by Lane Construction, based in Meridian, CT, as a Foreman for 
many years. He was a former member and past President of the 
Fraternal Order of the Eagles 310 in North Adams, MA; a member 
of the Corning VFW; and attended St. Mary's Church. Walter 
loved golfing, playing cards and hunting. He was preceded in 
death by a daughter, Ellen; a sister, Marion Perry; a brother, 
John Duquette; and his first wife of 52 years and mother of 
his children, Doris LaBonte Duquette.
Walter is survived by his wife, Bernice Ross Duquette at home; 
six daughters: Lorraine Dupree, Ruth (Fred) Skiffington, 
Annette Talbot, Linda (William) DelRatez, Janet Duquette and 
Dawn (Rodney) Wilson; seven sons: Arthur, Raymond, Edward, 
Walter Jr., William Sr., John and James Duquette; three 
sisters: Lillian Stednitz, Ruth Smith and Beatrice Duquette; 
one brother, Adelard Duquette; two step daughters, Carole Ross 
and Geraldine Thompson; two step sons, Robert Ross and Bruce 
Ross; 35 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and numerous 
nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be on Tuesday, March 12, from 4 until 7 PM 
at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning 
where Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of 
calling hours at 7:00 PM. Burial will be in Southview 
Cemetery, North Adams, MA.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 
6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852.



Donald G. "Pops" DuVall
CAMERON MILLS, NY | Donald G. "Pops" DuVall, 61, of 5351 South 
Church Road, Cameron Mills, NY passed away Tuesday, March 26, 
2002 at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital, Bath, NY.
 Born in Corning, NY, May 26, 1940, he was the son of Francis & 
Kathleen Stark DuVall.
He was a graduate of Painted Post High School.
He was retired from Corning, Inc. after 40 years of service 
and was presently a self-employed trucker.
He was a former member of the Cameron Volunteer Fire Company 
and an avid hunter, fisherman, & Nascar fan. 
He married Freda R. Tompkins, September 5, 1964; she survives. 
Also surviving are sons & daughters-in-law, Donald G., Jr. & 
Lisa DuVall of Cameron Mills, NY and Todd N. & Kathleen DuVall 
of Addison, NY; his daughter, Tammy L. DuVall & fiance, Jay 
Brew of Cameron Mills, NY; sisters, Jackie (Wilson) Hill of 
Attica, Ohio, Phyllis (Larry) Sutton of Campbell, NY, and 
Deborah (Larry) Holmer of Fremont, Ohio; 5 grandchildren & 12 
nieces & nephews.
Friends may call at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 
1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY, Friday, March 29th, 2-4 & 7-9 pm, 
where funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 30th 
at 11 am. Pastor Donald Peek will officiate. Burial will be in 
Addison Rural Cemetery.
Memorials will be received for the Cameron Ambulance Corp. or 
the Tuscarora Addison Wrestling Club.



Anne  Dzybon 
CORNING | Anne Dzybon, age 72, of Rte 352, Corning passed away 
Monday, July 29, 2002 at home.
Anne was born in Poland on June 1, 1930 the daughter of 
Nicholas and Anna Staszkew Kosch. She married Andrew Dzybon in 
September of 1967 in Huntington, Long Island. She was a member 
of the Assembly of God Church in Corning and was retired from 
Corning, Inc.
Surviving is her husband, Andrew; brothers, Michael Kosch of 
Long Island and Zanuck Kosch of GA; sisters, Katherian 
Michinski of Long Island, Rosalie Chomyk of FL and Julie 
Fitton of Long Island, as well as several nieces and nephews. 
Anne was predeceased by a brother, Walter Kosch.
Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral 
Home, 14 E. Pulteney St. on Wednesday, July 31, 2002 from 2-4 
and 7-9. Funeral Services will be at the funeral home 
Thursday, 10:00 am. Burial will follow in Rural Home Cemetery, 
Big Flats.
Those wishing may direct memorials, in Anne's name, to 
Assembly of God Church, 260 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY 
14830.



Helen Z. Eastwood 
CORNING | Helen Z. Eastwood age 94, formerly of Breed Hollow 
Rd., Horseheads, NY, went to be with her risen Lord, Sunday 
evening, March 31, 2002 at Founders Pavilion in Corning, NY. 
Helen was born February 25, 1908 in Urbana, NY, daughter of 
Ray and Edith Westcott Brown. She became the wife of John F. 
Eastwood on September 14, 1929 in New York City.
Helen was employed in the past at the Big Flats School, where 
she worked in the cafeteria. She was a member of the 
Quackenbush Hill Baptist Church, and was a very devoted 
mother, grandmother, and loving friend to all she met.
Surviving Helen are sons and daughters-in-law: David Eastwood 
of Horseheads, Joseph and Lillian Eastwood of Owego, Russell 
Eastwood of Wellsburg and John Jr. and Linda Eastwood of 
Elmira; daughters and sons-in-law: Beverly Eastwood of 
Horseheads, Marian and Don Gifford of Bath, Gloria and James 
Barner of Corning and Edith and Edward Frycek of Horseheads; 
sister: Genevieve Reese of Bath; brothers, Raymond (Mary) 
Brown of Elmira and Lawson Brown of Horseheads, numerous 
grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Predeceasing Helen was her husband, John in 1996; a son, James 
Eastwood and daughters-in-law, Claudia Eastwood and Gladys 
Eastwood.
Friends are invited to attend a graveside service in the 
Beaver Dams Cemetery, Beaver Dams, NY on Wednesday, April 3 at 
2 O'Clock PM. Helen's grandson Rev. Dan Barner will officiate 
the service.
The family wishes to express their sincere thank-you to the 
staff and friends at Founders Pavilion for the excellent care 
given to Helen Eastwood.
Arrangements are with Carpenter's Funeral Home, Corning. 



William D.  Eaton 
ITHACA | William D. Eaton, age 73, of Ithaca, NY died August 
3, 2002 at Cayuga Medical Center.
Friends and family are invited to call Thursday from 10-11 AM 
at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins 
Glen, NY. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM, Pastor 
John Satero officiating. Burial at Tyrone Union Cemetery with 
military honors accorded.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Patricia Moore Eaton; 
brothers, Richard Eaton of San Francisco, CA, Robert Eaton of 
Geneseo, NY; Nelson Eaton of Avoca, NY; sisters, Mary Eaton of 
Bath, NY, Patricia Eaton of Bath, NY; several nieces and 
nephews.
William was born September 20, 1928 in Bath, NY, the son of 
Lester and Edith Eaton. He worked for many years as a sales 
representative for Eddydale Farms of Ithaca. He served in WWII 
and the Korean War with the 82nd Engineer Pipeline Company and 
was a former member of the Bath and Dundee American Legion 
Posts and First Assembly of God Church of Ithaca.
Memorials in his memory may be made to the First Assembly of 
God Church, 197 Bostwick Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850 or charity of 
one' choice.



Sharon K. (Doud)  Ebel
CORNING | Sharon K. Doud Ebel, age 62, of Painted Post, passed 
away on Friday, March 8, 2002 at Corning Hospital. She was 
born on February 8, 1940 in Corning, the daughter of Harold 
and Onalea Husted Kelly. She married Donald Doud in 1961. He 
predeceased her in 1984. She later married Harry Ebel in 1990.
Sharon was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and she retired 
from Corning Inc. where she worked as an insurance adjuster.
She is survived by her husband, Harry; daughter: Holly Doud of 
Wellsboro; sons and daughters-in-law: Stephen and Amy Doud of 
Elmira and Scott and Kerry Doud of Philadelphia, Pa.; mother: 
Onolea Kelly, mother-in-law: Rebecca Doud of Bath; 
brother-in-law: Kenneth (Nancy) Doud of Addison; 
sister-in-law: Patricia Doud of Boca Raton, Fla.; and 
grandchildren: Kelly, Jason and MacKenna Doud.
Friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. 
Pulteney St., on Tuesday, March 12, 2002, from 2:00 to 4:00 
p.m. A funeral service will follow calling hours there at 4:00 
p.m. Burial will take place at Coopers Cemetery. In lieu of 
flowers, those wishing may make donations in Sharon's name to 
the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1650 South Ave., Suite 100, 
Rochester, NY 14620.



Elinor D.  Edwards 
BATH, NY | Elinor D. Edwards, 87, of 204 E. Steuben St., 
passed away Friday April 26, 2002, at Corning Hospital, 
Corning, NY.
She was born January 1, 1915 in Peeperville, NY to Willard and 
Daisy Mann Bates.
Elinor worked as a cook, a meat cutter, a cashier at IGA and 
Acme, and most recently as a reflexologist out of her home. 
She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of 
Corning, NY.
She is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth (Harold) VanGelder 
of Bath, NY, seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, 
and several nieces and nephews.
Elinor was predeceased by her husband, Frank Edwards and two 
sons, Earl and Jack Edwards.
Friends may call at Seager-Jones Funeral Home 4 E. Washington 
St., Bath, NY Tuesday April 30th from 7:00-9:00PM and 
Wednesday May 1st from 1:00-2:00PM with funeral to immediately 
follow at 2:00PM. Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery, Bath, 
NY.



Patricia P. (Pat) Eicher 
SYRACUSE, NY | Patricia P. (Pat) Eicher, 48 years, of Imperial 
Ave., Painted Post, NY 14870, loving wife, mother and friend 
to all, died Monday, March 11, 2002 in Syracuse, NY.
She was born the daughter of Joseph & Thelma "Tolly" McCarthy 
Pelych in Hornell, NY.
She was a graduate of St. Ann's Elementary School in Hornell, 
NY, Hornell High School and Corning Community College's 
Nursing Program.
On November 24, 1973 she was married to Joseph G. Eicher at 
St. Ann's Church in Hornell, NY. Pat was a member of All 
Saints Parish, attending Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in 
Painted Post, NY.
She had worked as a nurse for 17 years at the Bath Veterans 
Administration Hospital.
She was a talented artist, and enjoyed Tole Painting, and 
teaching art classes.
Pat will be missed dearly by her husband of 28 years, Joseph; 
daughter, Amy at home; sons, Joseph J. of Buffalo, NY and Todd 
of Painted Post, NY; mother, Thelma "Tolly" Pelych of Hornell, 
NY; sister, Kathy Green; brothers, Michael Pelych and Joseph 
(Sue) Pelych all of Hornell, NY, several nieces, nephews, 
aunts & uncles, and many dear friends and neighbors. She was 
predeceased by her father, Joseph Pelych in 1966.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First 
St., Corning, NY 14830 on Thursday, March 14, 2002 from 2-4 & 
7-9 pm. A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home on 
Friday, March 15, 2002 at 8:45 am, followed by a Mass of 
Christian Burial and Committal Prayers at 9:30 am at 
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Painted Post, NY. Interment 
will be in Fairview Cemetery in Painted Post, NY.
At the family's request, Memorial Donations may be made to All 
Saint's Academy, 158 State St., Corning, NY 14830.



Josephine F.  Eilers
CORNING, NY | Josephine F. Eilers, age 79, of Corning NY, 
passed away Friday May 10, 2002 at Corning Hospital.
Josephine was born July 9, 1922 in New Milford PA, daughter of 
Harold and Ethel Matthews Whitney.
She was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother.
Surviving Josephine are a son and daughter in law; Carl and 
Marie Eilers of Savona; daughters and sons in law Ellen Eilers 
of Corning, Louise and Michael Magner of Albany NY; brothers: 
Daryl Whitney of Susquehanna PA, Brice Whitney of New Milford 
PA, Gyle Whitney of Lebanon PA; sisters: Betty Seamans and 
Beryl Haley, both of New Milford PA; grandchildren: Gretchen 
Dean of Painted Post NY, Autumn Seeley of Corning NY; three 
great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Rudolph Eilers in June of 
1974. 
Friends are invited to call at Carpenters Funeral Home, 14 E. 
Pulteney St. on Monday May 13, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9PM. The 
Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday 
May 14 at 4PM, with Elder Jeff Haig from The Jehovah Witness 
Congregation officiating. The Interment will be in Hope 
Cemetery, Corning NY.



Hugh Edwin  Elliott
BEAVER DAMS | Hugh Edwin Elliott, age 59 of Beaver Dams, NY, 
died unexpectedly at the Corning Hospital on Tuesday, February 
19th, 2002. Hugh was born in Bath, NY May 22nd, 1942 the son 
of the late Carl Hugh Elliott and Dora Mae Elliott.
Surviving Hugh is his wife, Judy Ann Elliott; mother, Dora Mae 
Elliott; sons and daughters-in-law: Hugh Edwin (Kay) Elliott 
Jr. of Mansfield, PA, Steven Ray (Irene) Elliott of Great 
Falls, MT; brothers: Ronald Elliott of Corning, Larry Elliott 
of Elmira, Paul Elliott of Corning; sisters: Gloria Elliott of 
VA, Sylvia (Stuart) Plumley of Beaver Dams, Karen (Frank) Buck 
of Coopers Plains; brothers-in-law: Ronald Good of Beaver 
Dams, Lawrence (Angelena) Good of Corning, William (Ruth) Good 
of Ocean City, NJ, Robert (Jeanette) Good of Montour Falls, 
Roger Good of Beaver Dams and grandchildren: Brittany Anne, 
Tara Hope, Laura Kay and Kyle Orion.
Hugh was a veteran of the US Army, a member of the Grace Lee 
Wesleyan Church of Beaver Dams and an avid hunter, but was 
most proud of his membership in the Operator's Engineer Union 
Local #832.
Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral 
Home, 14 E. Pulteney Street, Corning, NY on Saturday, February 
23rd, 2002 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM with the funeral service 
following calling hours at 8:00 PM with the Rev. Matt 
Pickering officiating. Burial will be in the Beaver Dams 
Cemetery at the convenience of the family where full military 
honors will be accorded.



Carol Ann  Elliott 
KNOXVILLE, PA | Carol Ann Elliott age 62, of R.R. #1, 
Knoxville, PA died Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at Arnot Ogden 
Medical Center, Elmira, NY. She was born October 25, 1939 in 
Coudersport, PA the daughter of Howard & Louise Hemmons 
McCutcheon. 
She was a 1957 graduate of Northern Potter High School. She 
retired after working for over 25 years as a customer service 
representative for the North Penn Gas Company. She served as 
secretary for the Fairview Cemetery Association for many 
years. She was a member of TOPS, the Garden Club, Elkland 
Senior Citizens, the Valley Grange, the Osceola Presbyterian 
Church & the church's Sylvinas women's organization.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, James; daughter, 
Victoria Elliott of Rochester, NY; daughter & son-in-law, 
Barbara & Thomas Kyle of Honeoye Falls, NY; son & 
daughter-in-law, Robert & Lisa Elliott of Dover, PA; 
grandchildren, Thomas & Tyler Kyle of Honeoye Falls, NY and 
Kasey & Megan Elliott of Dover, PA; brother & sister-in-law, 
Lynn & Sharon McCutcheon of Richford, NY; brother, Lloyd 
McCutcheon of Galeton, PA; sister, Janice Reynolds of Harrison 
Valley, PA and several nieces, nephews & cousins.
She was preceded in death by a son, Steven, in 1968.
Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., 
#214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. 
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 AM at the 
Osceola Presbyterian Church. Rev. Harry Dow will officiate. 
Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the 
Carol Elliott Jerome Park Memorial Fund, c/o Citizens & 
Northern Bank, #104 Main Street, Elkland, PA #16920.



Helen L.  Elmer
CORNING | Helen L. Elmer, cherished wife, mother, grandmother, 
and friend, died unexpectedly on August 30, 2002 at the age of 
81. A native of Corning and resident for most of her life, she 
leaves behind many who will recall her kindness and patience 
and her notable accomplishments and contributions.
Growing up, Helen especially loved reading, academics, 
bicycling, being at Keuka Lake, and playing violin. She played 
violin in various groups and performed solos and duets with a 
friend for various events. Helen graduated from Northside High 
School in 1938 where she was salutatorian and a student par 
excellence. She had the honor of having the second highest 
academic average in the State of New York.
Helen left Corning to attend Cornell University with a 
scholarship. While there, she juggled many extracurricular 
activities and stayed on top of her studies. She was an active 
member of the Women's Debate Club, Cornell Fencing Club, 
Women's String Ensemble, the University Orchestra, Kermis 
Dramatic Society, and Newman Club. She was active in Alpha Xi 
Delta Sorority. She served as a girl scout counselor, taking 
her troop on overnight hikes in the Ithaca area. 
Scholastically, she was in the top quarter of her class and 
belonged to honor societies including Omicron Nu National 
Honor Society in Home Economics and Pi Lambda Theta. She was 
Vice President of the Balch l Dormitory where she had the 
honor of frequently dining and spending evenings with the 
house mother, Ms. Cornell, one of Ezra Cornell's relatives. 
"The Cornell Countryman" February 1942 issue featured an 
article on Helen, describing and praising her multitude of 
endeavors, and stating she was "twice as busy as any two 
people we know but who seems to have twice as much fun, too!"
Following graduation from Cornell University Helen was society 
editor and music critic for the Corning Leader. She later 
worked in the laboratory of Corning Glass Works until moving 
to Oak Ridge, Tennessee where her husband worked four years 
for the Atomic Energy Commission, and where she gave birth to 
her first two daughters.
Throughout her adult life Helen was multi-talented and stayed 
busy. Helen was especially involved in music and played the 
violin in several orchestras, including the Oak Ridge 
Symphony, the Knoxville Symphony, and the Corning Philharmonic 
Orchestra. She always enjoyed working with young people, 
particularly with Brownies and Girl Scouts, active as a 
leader. She treasured her time as a nursery school teacher. 
After rearing three daughters, Helen taught home economics at 
West High School for many years and did substitute teaching 
mainly in chemistry and mathematics for the Corning-Painted 
Post Schools. She loved sewing and crafts. At West High School 
she was in charge of costumes for the annual musicals for many 
years. One year she knitted a sweater which won first prize at 
the New York State Fair. For many years Helen enjoyed being 
with friends in a bridge club. Later in life she enjoyed her 
involvement in the Corning Hospital Chapter Q and in the New 
York State Retired Teachers Association.
Helen was born in Corning on July 1, 1921, to Rose F. Eck 
Libisch and Joseph Libisch, renowned glass engraver for 
Frederick Carder and Steuben Glass. She is survived by: her 
husband of 57 years, Thomas H. Elmer; her daughters, Eva Marie 
Mastropaolo and husband Walter of Pittsburgh, PA; Irmgard 
Victoria Dick and husband Roger of York, PA; and Kathryn Rose 
Elmer-Frohlich and husband Bert of Corning. She has eight 
grandchildren.
A memorial service for Helen will be held on Saturday, 
September 28 at 11 am at Saint Mary's Church on State Street 
in Corning. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to 
Southern Tier Hospice, the Southeast Steuben County Library at 
300 Civic Center Plaza, Corning, the Salvation Army, or 
Corning Meals on Wheels at 144 Cedar Street.
Phillips Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Richard J.  Emerson
BATH, NY | Richard J. Emerson, 74, beloved Husband, Father, 
Grandfather, Brother, and Friend of Salubria Drive and Winter 
Haven, Florida entered into eternal rest December 14 2002 in 
Winter Haven, Florida.
He was a co-owner of Bath Packing Company. His greatest joy 
was in his wife and family. Full Military Service by the Bath 
American Legion will be held Saturday May 4th at 11:00am at 
the Nondaga Cemetery with the Rev. Jeff McDowell, officiating. 
Arrangements by Seager-Jones Funeral Home, Bath, NY.



Robert James Enderle 
HORSEHEADS | Robert James Enderle, age 41, of Horseheads died 
Monday, April 1, 2002 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira.
Robert was born October 4, 1960 in Blossburg, PA, the son of 
Leon Enderle and Winnifred Rexford. He was a sports fan and 
loved fishing.
He is survived by his mother Winnifred Mohr of Painted Post, 
NY; son and daughter, Robert, Jr. and Desiree Enderle of 
Syracuse; brothers, Brian and Mark Enderle; half sisters: 
Rhonda Maine, Lynn Enderle, Bonnie Orfo, Diane Enderle and 
Jamie Lee Enderle; half brothers, Bob and Lee Enderle; and 
several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2002 at 
Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning at 
1:00 PM with the Reverend Daryl Butler officiating. Burial 
will be in Brookside Cemetery, Gaines, PA.



Mary E.  Erck
BATH | Mary E. Erck, 90, of Bath, NY, formerly of Sanborn, NY, 
went to be with her Lord on Sunday, May 12, 2002 at her home.
She was born July 3, 1911 in Sanborn NY to Herbert G. and 
Mabelle A. (Zimmerman) Baker.
Mrs. Erck lived in Sanborn moving to Lockport, NY in 1985 and 
later to Bath in 1992.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Harvest Baptist Church 
of Bath, NY and a former member of the First Baptist Church of 
North Tonawanda, NY.
Mary is survived by her husband of 67 years, Wallace L. Erck 
of Bath, NY; one daughter, Mary Lou (Peter) Jenks of Bath, NY; 
five grandchildren: Jennifer (David) DeFonceau of Lockport, 
NY, Laura (Christopher) Wheeler of Spring Hill, FL, Jonathan 
(Jeniffer) Jenks of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Stephen (Debbie) 
Jenks of Racine, WI and Sarah (Jonathan) Weber of Mentor, OH; 
also survived by seven great grandchildren.
She was the mother of the late Roger W. Erck who died in 1990.
A Memorial Service will be held Thursday at 7:00 PM at the 
Harvest Baptist Church with the Pastors Peter S. Jenks and 
Jonathan D. Jenks officiating. Interment in Mt. View Cemetery, 
Town of Cambria, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund 
of the Harvest Baptist Church, 7568 Route 54N., Bath, NY 
14810.



Gloria B. Everett
HORSEHEADS, NY | Gloria B. Everett, age 71 of 391 Sing Sing 
Road, Horseheads, NY, passed away at her home on Thursday, 
June 6, 2002.
She is survived by her husband George W. Everett Jr.; 
children: Lori Ann & Robert Klein-Doughty of Pine City, NY, 
Kelie Edger & fianc`ee, David Stansfield of Elmira Heights, NY 
and Thomas Everett & fianc`ee, Laura Brown of Elmira, NY; 
grandchildren: Bradley Edger, Melissa Klein, Kari Edger, 
Joseph Klein and Michael Everett; great grandson Evan Edger; 
sister, Helen & Doug Jennings of St. Petersburg, FL; brothers, 
Robert & Ginger Bates of Horseheads, NY, Gene Bates of Painted 
Post, NY and Clark Bates of Minneapolis, MN; sister-in-law, 
Louise Bates of Horseheads, NY; mother-in-law, Harriett 
Everett of Montour Falls, NY; brother-in-law and 
sister-in-law, Robert & Carol Everett of Watkins Glen, NY; 
several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mrs. Everett was a member of the Catlin United Methodist 
Church, Horseheads, NY. She was a member of the Skinner Ernest 
Memorial Post #1612 American Legion Auxiliary, Big Flats, NY. 
She was one of the co-founders of the Princess Softball League 
and was a coach for many years. She will be remembered as a 
loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and 
Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genessee St., Montour Falls, NY on 
Sunday, June 9, 2002 from 2-4 PM. Her funeral and committal 
service will be held following calling hours at 4 P.M. The 
Rev. Deborah Roe will officiate. Interment in Montour 
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be 
directed to the Catlin United Methodist Church, 402 Chambers 
Road, Horseheads, NY 14845.



Clair E.  Everitt
CALEDONIA, NY | Clair E. Everitt, 57 of 4 Paddy Lane, 
Caledonia, New York, formerly of Troupsburg, NY passed away 
Monday, February 4th at home after a long illness.
 Born in the town of Troupsburg, February 8th 1944, he was the 
son of Walter Jr. and Evelyn Potter Everitt.
A graduate of Troupsburg Central School, he was a member of 
the Austinburg, PA United Methodist Church, was a member of 
the former McClellan Lodge F & AM of Troupsburg, and he was an 
avid bowler.
A dairyman most of his life, he was employed at J. Rob Farms 
of LeRoy, NY.
He married Andrea Matson on October 6th 1962, she survives.
Also surviving are his son and daughter-in-law; Daniel and Pam 
Everitt of Avon, NY; two daughters and son-in-law: Lisa and 
Joel Wright of North Tonawanda, NY and Amy Everitt of 
Caledonia, NY; his mother, Evelyn Everitt of Woodhull, NY, 
seven grandchildren and sisters: Elizabeth (David) Sawyer of 
Woodhull, NY, Cynthia (Stephen) Cady of Troupsburg, NY and 
Debra (Gary) Clemens of Osceola, PA, two aunts, several 
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call Thursday, February 7th from 7-9 p.m. at the 
H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street, 
Woodhull, New York.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 8th at 11 
a.m. at the Austinburg United Methodist Church. Rev. Mark Wade 
will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, 
Austinburg, PA.
Memorials will be received for Livingston County Hospice, 2 
County Campus, Mt. Morris, NY 14510-1619 or St. Mary's Brain 
Injury Rehab, 89 Genesee Street, Rochester, NY 14611 or Mercy 
Flight, PO Box 535, Baldwinsville, NY 13027.



W. Lee Fairchild
Wesley Lee Fairchild, Lee, passed away July 31st, 2002. He was 
born in Milton, PA in 1924 to the late Wesley B. and Irene 
Fairchild. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Janet 
Currie Fairchild; his sister Jean Schultz of Pensacola, FL; 
his three daughters: Rebecca Rowe of Painted Post; Ann 
Cummings of Blacksburg, VA; and Meg Fairchild-Law of Corning. 
He was blessed with seven grandchildren: Sadie and Kyle Rowe, 
Andrew and Catherine Cummings and Elizabeth, Rachel and Janet 
Fairchild-Law.
After graduating from Penn State in 1945 with a B.S. in 
Mechanical Engineering, he joined Corning Glass Works as a 
furnace engineer. One of his many accomplishments with Corning 
was the design of the Steuben "glory hole" furnace, which is 
still in use today, and aided in the development of fiber 
optics and catalytic converters. He retired in 1984.
Lee was well known for his antique clock repair hobby, an 
interest that began when he was a child. After settling in 
Corning, he began to collect and repair clocks, now a family 
tradition.
Lee also had a passion for cars and was an official flagman at 
Watkins Glen Speedway for many years.
Lee was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Corning 
since 1945 and a Deacon of the church from 1969-1972. 
One of Lee's greatest commitments was to the East Corning Fire 
Department. He was an early member of the fire department, 
dedicating more that 40 years to the service of the community. 
When his firefighting career ended, he remained active as the 
department's treasurer and fire policeman.
A memorial service will be held at Carpenter's Funeral Home on 
Pulteney Street, Corning on Saturday, August 3, at 1 p.m. In 
lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the 
East Corning Fire Department or the charity of your choice.



Leona Ruth  Falvey
HAMMONDSPORT, NY | Leona Ruth Falvey, age 79 of Hammondsport, 
NY, passed this life, Friday April 19, 2002 at Robert Packer 
Hospital.
She was a member of the Hammondsport Methodist Church where 
she taught Sunday school for many years. Lee was a devoted 
wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Richard W. 
Falvey; Daughter and Son In Law, Sandy and Jerry O'Niel; Son 
and Daughter In Law Richard and Bev Falvey; Son and Daughter 
In Law, Kurt and Pam Falvey; 8 grandchildren and 3 great 
grandchildren.
She believed in helping people to the very end and donated her 
worldly body to SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse NY. The 
family requests that memorial contributions be made to the 
charity of your choice. A Memorial Service will be held at the 
family's convenience. Thank you for all your prayers and 
concerns.



Ralph H. Faulkner
LAKE MONTICELLO | Ralph H. Faulkner, 75, of Lake Monticello 
died Saturday, March 30, 2002 at his residence.
 Born August 18, 1926 in Tuscarora, New York, he was the son of 
the late Henry and Hazel Mattison Faulkner. In addition to his 
parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Herbert 
Faulkner.
He is survived by his wife, Clara Faulkner of Lake Monticello; 
one son, Mervin Faulkner and his wife Beverley of Virginia 
Beach; two daughters, E. Kay Little and her husband Greg of 
Wilmington, NC and Darlene Himes and her husband Michael of 
Palmyra; one sister Janette Smith; two brothers, Jesse 
Faulkner and Victor Faulkner; and six grandchildren: Aimee and 
Katie Little; Stephanie, Adam and Eric Himes; and Rhiannon 
Faulkner.
He proudly served in the US Navy, receiving an Honorable 
Discharge in 1948. He was a graduate of Addison High School, 
Corning Community College, Elmira College, and Wesley 
Theological Seminary. Reverend Faulkner was a retired United 
Methodist Minister. He was a much loved pastor of East Homer 
(NY) United Methodist Church, Truxton (NY) United Methodist 
Church, and Oneida (NY) St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
Memorial Contributions may be made in his honor to the Lake 
Monticello Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Inc., 
10 Slice Road, Palmyra, VA 22963 or the Wesley Theological 
Seminary, 4500 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 
20016.
Teague Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. Please 
sign the guestbook at www.teaguefuneralhome.com.



William Vaughn Moody Fawcett Jr. 
CORNING, NY | William Vaughn Moody Fawcett Jr., 75 years of 
Astor, Florida, formerly of Corning, passed away Monday, July 
15, 2002 at Corning Hospital.
He was born July 30, 1926 in Newton, MA, the son of the late 
William Vaughn Moody and Barbara Conger Fawcett.
He was a graduate of the Loomis-Chaffee School in Connecticut, 
Williams Coll-ege (Class of 1950) Williamstown, MA, and he 
received his M.B.A. from Northeastern, Boston, MA in 1958.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during World 
War II (1944-1946) as a Quartermaster, Third Class and 
received several Medals for his service.
William and Jean Jewett were married October 3, 1959, in 
Boston, MA.
Bill began his career with Corning Glass Works in 1959 at the 
Bradford, PA plant. In 1963 he joined the Purchasing 
Department and transferred to Corning, NY. He retired as 
Manager, Plant Purchases in 1984 with 25 years of active 
service, and recently received his 40-year service recognition 
pin.
He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Brunswick, 
ME, and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in DeLand, FL., and was 
a past member of Christ Episcopal Church in Corning. While in 
Corning he volunteered for Meals on Wheels, was a past member 
of the BASS Sportsman's Society, and Toastmasters 
International. After his retirement, he relocated in Astor, FL 
where he was an instructor for the Literacy Volunteers 
program.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Jean; daughter and 
son-in-law Alicia and Robert Bowers of Pine City, NY; three 
grandchildren: Rebecca, Matthew and Mitchell Bowers; two 
brothers: Frederick J. (Betsy) Fawcett, II of Essex, MA and F. 
Conger (Jean) Fawcett of Mill Valley, CA; two nieces and two 
nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 
26, 2002 at Grace Episcopal Church in Elmira, (corner of W. 
Church and Davis streets), the Rev. Donald Matthews 
officiating. Committal Prayers and Interment will be held in 
the family plot of Bayview Cemetery in Bowdoinham, ME July 31, 
2002. Local arrangements by the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. 
First St., Corning, NY 14830.
The family requests that memorial donations be given in Bill's 
name to the charity of one's choice.



William Vaughn Moody  Fawcett Jr. 
CORNING, NY | William Vaughn Moody Fawcett Jr., 75 years of 
Astor, Florida, formerly of Corning, passed away Monday, July 
15, 2002 at Corning Hospital.
He was born July 30, 1926 in Newton, MA, the son of the late 
William Vaughn Moody and Barbara Conger Fawcett.
He was a graduate of the Loomis-Chaffee School in Connecticut, 
William Coll-ege (Class of 1950) Williamstown, MA, and he 
received his M.B.A. from Northeastern, Boston, MA in 1958.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during World 
War II (1944-1946) as a Quartermaster, Third Class and 
received several Medals for his service.
William and Jean Jewett were married October 3, 1959, in 
Boston, MA.
Bill began his career with Corning Glass Works in 1959 at the 
Bradford, PA plant. In 1963 he joined the Purchasing 
Department and transferred to Corning, NY. He retired as 
Manager, Plant Purchases in 1984 with 25 years of active 
service, and recently received his 40-year service recognition 
pin.
He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Brunswick, 
ME, and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in DeLand, FL., and was 
a past member of Christ Episcopal Church in Corning. While in 
Corning he volunteered for Meals on Wheels, was a past member 
of the BASS Sportsman's Society, and Toastmasters 
International. After his retirement, he relocated in Astor, FL 
where he was an instructor for the Literacy Volunteers 
program.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Jean; daughter and 
son-in-law Alicia and Robert Bowers of Pine City, NY; three 
grandchildren: Rebecca, Matthew and Mitchell Bowers; two 
brothers: Frederick J. (Betsy) Fawcett, II of Essex, MA and F. 
Conger (Jean) Fawcett of Mill Valley, CA; two nieces and two 
nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30am, Friday, July 26, 
2002 at Grace Episcopal Church in Elmira, (corner of W. Church 
and Davis streets), the Rev. Donald Matthews officiating. 
Committal Prayers and Interment will be held in the family 
plot of Bayview Cemetery in Bowdoinham, ME July 31, 2002. 
Local arrangements by the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First 
St., Corning, NY 14830.
The family requests that memorial donations be given in Bill's 
name to the charity of one's choice.



Irene V.  Fedderman 
PRATTSBURGH, NY | Irene V. Fedderman, age 78 of Prattsburgh, 
NY, died Thursday, August 1, 2002.
Friends may call at the Bottoni-Wood Funeral Home in 
Prattsburgh, NY on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral 
and burial will be held in Atlantic, Virginia.
Irene was born in Atlantic, Virginia on January 9, 1924 and 
was the daughter of Arthur and Victoria White. She was married 
to Raymond Fedderman. She and her husband moved to the 
Prattsburgh area in the 1950's and were the owners and 
operators of muck property, also Fedderman Grocery, Laundromat 
and Car Wash and Irene's Restaurant. 
She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond; son, Raymond Jr.; 
sisters, Elouise Godwin, Rosetta Washington; and brothers, 
William White and Wilson White.
She is survived by her daughter, Tonia (Francesco) Puccio of 
Webster, NY; granddaughter, Alexandra Puccio; brother, Ernest 
(Greatha) White of Philadelphia, PA, several nieces and 
nephews.



Ivan E. Felker
CAMERON | Ivan E. Felker, age 78, of Carol's Court, Cameron, 
passed away Monday, June 24, 2002 at Bath VA Hospital.
Ivan was born April 13, 1924 in Lawrenceville, PA the son of 
the late Lewis and Martha Rice Felker. He married Shirley 
Letts in September of 1957. She predeceased him June 3, 1999. 
Ivan was a retired mechanic with Corning, Inc.
Surviving are sons, Ivan S. Felker of Rochester, Brian Felker 
of Cameron; daughter, Jeannine Allen of Pensacola, FL; 
brother, James Felker of Savona; sisters, Esther (Don) Jewell 
of Campbell, Louise Buckley of Corning, Charlotte (Tom) Gary 
of Gettysburg, PA; grandson, Ian Felker. He was predeceased by 
a brother Charles Felker and sister Edna "Sally" Brockway.
Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral 
Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning on Friday, June 28, 2002 
from 11 AM to 1 PM. Funeral services will be held at the 
conclusion of visitation, 1 PM, with Rev. Ted Brennan 
officiating. 
Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Campbell.



Pauline  Fenton
ADDISON, NY | Pauline Fenton, age 82, formerly of 5535 County 
Rte. 21, Addison, NY passed away Friday, April 5th at Hornell 
Gardens, Hornell, NY.
 Born in Canisteo, NY, April 16, 1919, she was the daughter of 
Clayton & Louise Guilden Maine.
She was a former employee of Westinghouse Electric Company, a 
member of the former Hedgesville Grange, and the Rathbone 
United Methodist Church.
She married Earl Fenton April 10, 1937, he preceded her in 
death January 6, 1984.
She is survived by one son, LeRoy (Betty) Fenton of Cameron 
Mills, NY; four daughters, Linda Newkirk of S. Brewerton, 
Alabama, Viola (Delbert) Horton of Woodhull, Stella McChesney 
of Corning, NY, & Denise (Mike) Inman of Dansville, NY; 10 
grandchildren & 8 Great Grandchildren.
Friends may call Monday, April 8th, 7-9pm at the H.P. Smith & 
Son, Inc. Funeral Home, Woodhull, NY, where funeral & 
committal services will be conducted Tuesday, April 9th at 
2:00pm. Rev. Brian Diffenbacher will officiate.
Burial will be in Hedgesville Cemetery.



Mildred J.  Ferguson 
PAINTED POST | Mildred J. Ferguson,92, of Green Meadows, 
formerly of Savona, NY passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 
Corning Hospital, Corning, NY.
She was born September 23, 1909 in Italy Hill Prattsburgh, NY 
to Laffet and Clarisia Rice Patrick. 
She was a member of the Savona Federated Church, Lady Circle 
Secretary, Methodist Church Savona since 1940, Women's Society 
of the Church, Home Bureau, Savona Order of the Eastern Star, 
and the Savona P.T.A.
Mildred is survived by two daughters, Delcy Bailey of Oakland, 
CA and Doris Thompson of Carrie, NC; one son, Samuel Ferguson 
Jr. of Rochester, NY; five grandchildren; two 
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mildred 
was predeceased by her husband, Samuel S. Ferguson in 1982.
Friends may call at the Seager Funeral Home, Main Street, 
Savona, NY Thursday, March 21st from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 
to 9:00 pm. Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home 
Friday, March 22nd at 11:00 am with the Rev. Ron Huckabone, 
officiating. Burial will be in Seamen's Cemetery, Savona, NY.



Amelette A. Festa 
CORNING | Amelette (Red) A. Festa, 78 years, loving father, 
grandfather and friend, of 358 Sunset Drive, Corning, NY, died 
Thursday, February 21, 2002 at Corning Hospital following a 
long battle with heart problems. 
He was born the son of Antonio & Elvira Marcella Festa in 
Corning, NY on May 5, 1923. He has been a lifetime resident of 
Corning, and a member of the All Saints Parish.
Red and Mary Jane Graham were married April 7, 1951 in St. 
Patrick's Church, Corning, NY. She predeceased him in July of 
2000.
He was a member of the United States Marine Corp, serving in 
World War II, at the Guadal Canal.
He was a Lounge Manager at the Baron Steuben Hotel, and at the 
Lodge on the Green.
He will be missed especially by daughters: Debra (Andrew) Shaw 
of Elmira Heights and Diane (Christopher) Stowell of Corning; 
a son: John (Barbara) Festa of Corning; seven grandchildren: 
Michael, Nicholas and Kelly Shaw, Lisa and Corey Warner, and 
Kayla and Michelle Festa; one great-grandson, Anthony Michael 
Shaw; sisters: Sophie Merola of Corning, Devine (John) 
Limoncelli of Elmira; sisters-in-law: Judy (Dave) Iocco, 
Delores (Stephen) Graham and Barbara (Jack) Graham, also 
several nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.
He was an avid golfer, and enjoyed the company and time spent 
with his close buddies. He was a member of the Corning VFW, 
Corning BPOE Elks Club, Indian Hills, Marconi Lodge and was 
inducted into the Corning Painted Post Hall of Fame for 
boxing.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First 
St., Corning, NY Sunday, February 24, 2002 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. 
A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home Monday, 
February 25, 2002 at 9:00 am followed by a Mass of Christian 
Burial at St. Mary's Church at 9:30 am. Committal Prayers & 
Interment will be in the family plot at St. Mary's Cemetery.
Memorial Donations may be made to The Corning Hospital, 176 
East Denison Pkwy., Corning, NY or Green Meadows, 120 
Creekside Drive, Painted Post, NY 14870, in his honor.



Robert L.  Fields 
BEAVER DAMS | Robert L. Fields, age 63, of Beaver Dams passed 
away on Thursday, July 25 at Corning Hospital. He was born on 
December 17, 1938 in Williamsport, PA the son of the late 
Robert and Kathleen Comfort Fields. 
He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. 
He married Carole Henry on July 12, 1966 at the St. John's 
Lutheran Church in Williamsport, PA. Robert formerly worked 
with Atlantic Pipeline as a heavy equipment operator.
He is a member of the Scottish Rite and the Ivy Lodge No. 397 
F & AM of Williamsport. He loved to fish, hunt and collect 
baseball cards and coins.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Carole Fields; 
daughters Teresa (Jamie) Colvard of Ashburn, VA and Tara 
(Hector) Batista of Douglasville, GA; brother, Rev. Fred 
(Linda) Fields of Berwick, PA; sister Sharon (Bill) Brooks of 
Trout Run, PA, grandchildren Sidney and Justin Batista and 
several nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. 
Pulteney St., Corning on Monday, July 29, 2002 from 1-3 PM. A 
funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 3 PM with 
the Rev. Jack Bunde officiating.
The family has requested memorial donations in Robert's name 
be directed to Ivy Lodge No. 397, Williamsport, PA. 



Karen Louise (Pierri)  Finucane 
TRACY, CA | Karen Louise (Pierri) Finucane, 49, of Tracy, CA, 
formerly of Corning, NY, passed away on Thurs., Aug. 29th 
2002.
Survivors include her loving husband, Patrick Finucane; father 
and mother, Raymond and Sylvia Pierri; sister, Lisa Fish and 
brothers, Raymond Pierri and Guy Pierri.
She accomplished many great things in her career and personal 
life. Through her creativity and her love of singing she has 
left an indelible mark on all who knew her. Her love will 
always be felt and her life always remembered. We will forever 
miss you.
There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be 
held at a later date to be announced.
Those who wish may donate to The American Cancer Society in 
her honor. 



James B. (Beno) Fitzgerald 
BATH, NY | James B. (Beno) Fitzgerald 87 years, a resident of 
the Bath Veterans Hospital, formerly of Corning, NY, died 
Sunday March 31, 2002.
He was born September 27, 1914 in Corning, NY, the son of the 
late Thomas E. & Catherine E. McCarthy Fitzgerald. James was a 
graduate of St. Patrick's Catholic School and Corning Free 
Academy. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp, Eight Air 
Force (330th Bomb Squadron) during WWII (1942-45) and received 
the Purple Heart. He was employed by Corning Inc. as a 
supervisor in Quality Control.
He was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Patrick's 
Church.
Surviving are: his sister-in-law, Eva Fitzgerald of Corning, 
NY; nephew, Donald Fitzgerald of Horseheads, NY and four 
nieces: Alma Murdough of Elmira, NY, Cheri Hartman of 
Newfield, NY, Patrice Drew of Corning, NY and Mary Ann Cole of 
Brooktondale, NY.
There will be no calling hours. A Funeral & Committal Service 
will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will 
be held at St. Mary's Cemetery.
Arrangements by the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., 
Corning, NY.

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