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William A. "Bill" Hoad hoad WAYLAND | William A. "Bill" Hoad, age 59, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. Bill was born April 1, 1943 in Bath, a son of Clarence & Louise Hoad. He was a graduate of Prattsburgh High School & Corning Commun-ity College. He married Mary Wilton on December 19, 1964, she survives. He was a computer analyst at Foster Wheeler Corp. in Dansville for 38 years. He was a member of Foster Wheeler 25 Year Club. He enjoyed golfing with his close friends. He also repaired and built golf clubs. He loved working in his wood shop and spending time with his wife, children & grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Mary; 1 daughter, Lisa (Richard) Johnson of Dansville; 1 son, Steve (Van) Hoad of Centreville, VA; 3 grandchildren, Billy Hoad of Centreville, VA, Katelyn Johnson of Dansville & Roger Johnson of Almond; 1 brother, Richard (Nancy) Hoad of Prattsburg; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews & cousins. Friends may call 2-4 & 7-9 pm Friday, at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home, 100 E. Naples St.,Wayland, where funeral services will be held 11 am, Saturday, with Rev. Karen Christensen officiating. Burial will be in the Village Cemetery, Wayland. Contributions may be made to Strong Children's Hosp. or the Wilmot Cancer Center at Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, New York 14642. Marjorie Hoag CORNING, NY | Marjorie Hoag of Corning, NY slipped away quietly at home early September 5th with husband, son and mother at her bedside. She was born to Marjorie and Bill Stevens of Sayre, Pennsylvania in 1955 and, at 47 years, her delightful spirit was taken from us far too soon. Margie was a renaissance woman, accomplishing a great deal in her few years. She blazed through college magna cum laude in three years. Her career spanned counselor, executive, business owner - and could this woman decorate! But Margie is better defined by who she was and what she believed. Those who went to Margie to comfort her, found themselves comforted. Those who were unclear, found wise counsel and guidance. Those who tried to sway her found a rock. Those seeking to brighten their world found creativity, excitement and passion! She illuminated a room with her presence. She radiated a warmth that drew everyone around her closer. She was a gift to all she encountered throughout her life. She is survived by her husband of 24 years, James Hoag, her son, Bryan and mother, Marjorie Stevens of Sayre. Her brother Bill Stevens survives her with his family in Tioga Center, New York, and she leaves with love many more aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews in the region. A memorial service will be held on September 14th at 1 PM, at the First United Methodist Church of Sayre at 200 West Lockhart Street, Sayre, PA. There will be no viewing or graveside service. Margie battled breast cancer for 13 years and wanted to leave a legacy to those who continue with this fight. The Marjorie J. Hoag Foundation has been created to provide financial resources for cancer survivor support. In lieu of flowers or other memorials, she requests that contributions be directed to her Foundation. Contributions should be addressed to the "Marjorie J. Hoag Foundation" in care of the Community Foundation, 307 East Water Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Ruth Hojnoski BATH | Ruth Hojnoski, 83, of 7571 State Rte. 54, Bath, died Saturday, February 9, 2002 at the Taylor Health Care Center. Mrs. Hojnoski was born in Hammondsport, December 7, 1918 the daughter of the late Donald and Edith Stratton Mills. She was the wife of the late Joseph Hojnoski who predeceased her in 1976. She was a cook for the Headstart Program in Bath and also a Teachers Aide at Headstart and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bath. She is survived by her 4 daughters: Joyce (John) Loza of Bath, NY, Stormi Roberts of Myrtle Beach, SC, Judy (Mark) Bardeen of Charlotte, NC and Joy (Wayne) Weber of Bath, NY; 3 sons: Joseph (Lori) Hojnoski of Bath, NY, James Hojnoski of Bath, NY and Jeffrey Hojnoski of Bath, NY; 2 sisters: Dorothy Stone of Hammondsport, NY and Doris Atkinson of Monroe, NY, 17 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Joan Grimaldi. Friends may call on Thursday, February 14th from 10:00-11:00 AM at Fagan's Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St., Bath. The funeral will follow at 11:00 AM with Reverend Robert Tuttle officiating. Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery in Bath. Memorials may be made to the Taylor Health Center, 7517 State Route 54, Bath, NY 14810, the Bath Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 110 E. Steuben Street, Bath, NY 14810 or the National Osteoporosis Center, 1232 22nd St. NW, Washington, DC 20037. Elmer E. Holcomb BATH | Elmer E. Holcomb, 75, of 105 Geneva Street, Bath, died Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at the Buffalo VAMC, Buffalo. Mr. Holcomb was born in Alappallchin, VA July 19, 1926, the son of the late John and Cora (Pointer) Holcomb. He was a resident of Lakeview Apartments since May 1992. He was employed by Kutchers Co. in Monticello, NY. He was an Army veteran. Elmer was a member of the Charles E. Wescott American Legion Post 173 in Bath and he also delivered Meals on Wheels at Lakeview Apartments. He is survived by his 3 sisters, Dorothy (Eldon) Mumpower, Jeannette Reese and Ruth Sturgel and his friend Pearl Lewis. Friends may call today, June 7th from 1:00-1:45 PM at Fagan's Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St., Bath. Graveside services, with Military Honors, will follow at 2:00 PM at the Bath National Cemetery with Chaplain Linda Leibhart officiating. Delbert B. Hoobler II HORSEHEADS | Delbert B. Hoobler II, age 58 of Prospect Hill Road, Horseheads, NY, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family. Del was born January 28, 1944 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Delbert B. and Vera Rose Hornsby Hoobler. Del attended the University of Buffalo and took numerous banking courses. He married his wife, Susan E. Turner Hoobler on February 8, 1964 and they recently celebrated their 38th Wedding Anniversary on February 8, 2002. Del served the business community for over 35 years and was a Vice President and Senior Commercial Loan Officer for Elmira Savings Bank. He was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads. Del enjoyed golfing, reading, walking, but above all, he was devoted to his family. He is survived by his beloved wife Susan E. (Turner) Hoobler; son Ray (Susan Sphon), son D.B. (Stacey Toffolo); daughter Felicia (Jim Strong), daughter DeAnna (Corey Hunt); son Kyle (Alison Emdee), son Jesse; and daughter Alyssa; grandchildren Matthew, Abby and Jake Hoobler, Hunter Hoobler, Kurtis and Jamie Strong and Mitchell Hunt; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Priscilla & Ralph Davis and Bruce and Betty Anne Turner and many close friends and business associates. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. & Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY on Thursday, July 11, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, July 12, 2002 at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Mary Our Mother Church. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Del through memorials to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 E. Market St., Elmira, NY 14901. Mary H. Hopper ADDISON | Mary H. Hopper, 84, of 21 West Front Street, Addison entered into rest on Sunday, September 22, 2002 at Corning Hospital. Mary was born on February 22, 1918 in Corning, New York a daughter of Frank and Alice M. Boots Koenigstein. She married Joseph F. Hopper on December 26, 1936 in Painted Post. He predeceased her on February 4, 1999. She was a retail clerk for many years at Hunt's Newsroom in Addison. She was a 55-year plus member and past president of the Williams-Greengrass American Legion Post Auxiliary and had held several offices in the county organization of the American Legion. Mary was a charter member of the Addison Eagles Aerie Auxiliary, a member of Middletown Historical Society and AARP. She is survived by five daughters: Bonnie Sutton of Campbell, Marcy (Mrs. Thomas) Carlineo of Addison, Ann Oakley of Painted Post, Jobie Ames of Bath and Susyn Hopper of Watkins Glen; a son, Dennis (Mary) Hopper of Athens, GA; beloved foster sister, Beverly Troy of Painted Post; half sister, Jeanette Schoonover of Lindley; step sister, Ruth Ameigh of Kissimmee, FL; step brother, Edward Westfall of FL; brother-in-law, Thomas Hopper of Addison; 21 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison. Funeral services will be held at 8 pm Tuesday at the conclusion of calling hours with Rev. Sandra Olmstead officiating. Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Addison Public Library or Addison Volunteer Ambulance Corps. John T. Horn John T. Horn (Jack Shane), 50 years of 12 Brown Rd., Corning, and Seneca Lake, Hector, NY died unexpectedly at his summer home on Seneca Lake. He was born January 20, 1952 in Boston, MA, the son of the late Dr. John E. and Marianna Kelley Horn. He attended St. Vincent de Paul School, Northside, Corning Painted Post West High School and Graduate of St. John's Prep School in Danvers, MA. John & Anne Hudson were married May 15, 1976 in St. Patrick's Church, Corning, NY. Jack was the consummate broadcaster. He lived for two things - his wife Anne and radio. The radio bug hit him when he was attending CPP West High School. He would hang out at WCLI when it was located on Cornings First Street. His "Big Break" came when he was offered a job at WCBA-AM in South Corning. Over 35 years he worked not only at WCBA but WCLI-AM and then as one of the areas top "Rock Jocks" at WENY radio. Twenty-five years ago Dean Slack bought WCBA-AM and approached Jack to come back. He did and worked with Dean as the morning show's anchor. Twelve years later Jack teamed with Bob and Dee Eolin when they bought the WCBA stations from Dean Slack. The WCBA stations grew into the Radio Works and incorporated under that umbrella all of Jack's former employers plus WGMM-FM. He went from working for the stations to being part of the ownership. He came to work early and left late. It's a good thing that he had Anne waiting for him at home or he would have never left. He did have two loves in his life. He was a member and secretary of the Painted Post Area Board of Trade, Member and Vice-president of Mapes/Matthews Rd. Association and Road Commissioner. He was the Master of Ceremonies at many local charitable functions and volunteered at the Jazz Festival at Hector, NY. Surviving his wife of 26 years, Anne. Sisters, Martha K. (Thomas) Barnes of Springdale, AR; M. Rebecca (Norman) Rebenstorf of Tucson, AZ; Anne B. Horn of Phoenix, AZ. Aunts and Uncles; Thomas P. and Mary Ann Kelley of Kenzington, MD, John W. (Jack) & Trina Kelley of Painted Post, NY, Laurence E. & Ann Kelley of Lakeland, FL., Alexander & Jean Hastie of Cazenovia, NY. Mother-in-law Joyce R. Hudson of Corning, NY. Also several cousins, nieces, and nephews. A memorial service will be held at St. Mary's Church, Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at 11:00 am. Arrangements are with the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY 14830. The family would greatly appreciate memorial donations be given in Jack's name to the Greater Steuben Chapter of the American Red Cross, 123 W. Market St., Corning, NY or Chemung Valley Multiple Sclerosis , PO Box 134, Elmira, NY 14902. John T. Horn John T. Horn (Jack Shane), 50 years of 12 Brown Rd., Corning, and Seneca Lake, Hector, NY died unexpectedly at his summer home on Seneca Lake. He was born January 20, 1952 in Boston, MA, the son of the late Dr. John E. and Marianna Kelley Horn. A lifetime resident of the Corning/Painted Post area, attending St. Vincent de Paul School, Northside, Corning Painted Post West High School and Graduate of St. John's Prep School in Danvers, MA. John & Anne Hudson were married May 15, 1976 in St. Patrick's Church, Corning, NY. Jack was the consummate broadcaster. He lived for two things - his wife Anne and radio. The radio bug hit him when he was attending CPP West High School. He would hang out at WCLI when it was located on Cornings First Street. His "Big Break" came when he was offered a job at WCBA-AM in South Corning. Over 35 years he worked not only at WCBA (twice) but WCLI-AM and then as one of the areas top "Rock Jocks" at WENY radio. Twenty-five years ago Dean Slack bought WCBA-AM and approached Jack to come back to WCBA. He did and worked with Dean as the morning show's anchor. Twelve years later Jack teamed with Bob and Dee Eolin when they bought the WCBA stations from Dean Slack. The WCBA stations grew into the Radio Works and incorporated under that umbrella all of Jack's former employers plus WGMM-FM. He went from working for the stations to being part of the ownership. He came to work early and left late. It's a good thing that he had Anne waiting for him at home or he would have never left. He did have tow loves in his life. He was a member and secretary of the Painted Post Area Board of Trade, Member and Vice-president of Mapes/Matthews Rd. Association and Road Commissioner. He was the Master of Ceremonies at many local charitable functions. and volunteered at the Jazz Festival at Hector, NY. Surviving his wife of 26 years, Anne. Sisters, Martha K. (Thomas) Barnes of Springdale, AR; M. Rebecca (Norman) Rebenstorf of Tucson, AZ; Anne B. Horn of Phoenix, AZ. Aunts and Uncles; John W. (Jack) & Trina Kelley of Painted Post, NY, Laurence E. & Ann Kelley of Lakeland, FL., Alexander & Jean Hastie of Cazenovia, NY. Mother-in-law Joyce R. Hudson of Corning, NY. Also several cousins, nieces, and nephews. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at St. Mary's Church, Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at 11:00 am. Arrangements are with the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY 14830. The family would greatly appreciate memorial donations be given in Jack's name to the Greater Steuben Chapter of the American Red Cross, 123 W. Market St., Corning, NY or Muscular Dystrophy Association, 11249 Upper Front St., Binghamton, NY 13905 or to the charity of one's choice. Marcella "Patty" Hornburger CLIFTON PARK, NY | Marcella "Patty" Hornburger, 92, of Clifton Park, NY, died March 7, 2002, at Saratoga Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Emma Rose (Wilsey) Burdette, and the wife of the late Lawrence W. Hornburger. She had resided in Clifton Park for the last 17 years previously she had lived in Hudson, NY. She was educated at the Mary Fletcher School of Nursing, Class of 1933 and worked as a Registered Nurse and Homemaker. She was a member of the Clifton Park United Methodist Church. Surviving are two sons, Glenn O. Hornburger of Charlton, Larry W. Hornburger of Rochester, 8 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, two sisters, Olive Legacy of Durby, VT, Ellen MacCauley of Wakefield, MA, several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be Saturday, March 16 from 10am to 11am and a Memorial service at 11am in the Catricala Funeral Home, Inc., 1597 Rte 9 Clifton Park. Burial will be in Saratoga National Cemetery. The family is requesting memorial contributions to: Clifton Park United Methodist Church. Arrangements by the Catricala Funeral Home Inc. Ernest T. Horton Sr. CAMERON MILLS | Ernest T. Horton Sr., 64, of 5880 Learn Road, entered into rest on May 18, 2002 at his residence following an extended illness. He was born in Campbell, New York on April 30, 1938 a son of Jesse and Idabelle Sutton Horton. Ernie married Barbara J. Morseman on May 30, 1960 in Addison, New York. He was a mechanic employed at McKinley Sales and Lease in Bath for over 17 years and later was a bus driver for Addison Central School District. Ernie enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, traveling and also woodcraft. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a daughter, Virginia (Mrs. Ken) Wilber of Addison; four sons: Ernest T. (Tammi) Horton Jr., William (Joyce) Horton, Johnny (Misty) Horton all of Corning; and Earl (Robin) Horton of Painted Post; 16 grandchildren, one great granddaughter; five brothers: Jesse Horton of Addison, Lawrence (Karen) Horton of Cameron Mills, Elmer (Kathy) Horton of Corning and Charles (Mary) Horton and Richard (Jenny) Horton both of Addison; six sisters: Mabel (Harold) Budinger of Belmont, Josephine Tyler of Corning, Vera (Russell) Morseman, Sarah Manning, Shirley (Robert) Hollister and Sharon (Ron) Dailey all of Addison; grandmother, Mary Sutton of Addison; several nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison, where services will be held on Wednesday at 11 am with Rev. Richard Hurd officiating. Burial will be in Northrup Hill Cemetery, Town of Rathbone. M. Chester Horton Cortland, NY | M. Chester Horton, 82 of 78 Evergreen St., Cortland, passed away Friday, September 6, 2002 at the Cortland Memorial Hospital. Mr. Horton was born May 7, 1920 in the Town of Campbell, NY the son of the late Mora L. and Louise Anthony Horton. Mr. Horton had been a long time resident of the area. He retired from Smith Corona after 33 years of employment. Mr. Horton was an avid bowler, participating in various local leagues. He was a fifty-year member of the NYS Grange and a member of the Cortland Moose Lodge. Mr. Horton is survived by his wife of fifty eight years Lois Jean Horton, his son George A. (Nancy) of Kettering, Ohio, two grandchildren; Michelle Lee (Edwin) Robertson of Fredericksburg, VA, and Michael S. (Karen) Horton of Fredericksburg, VA, one great-granddaughter Amber Lynn Horton, two brothers; Robert A. and Clarence R. (Laura) both of Painted Post, MY, one sister, Elizabeth (Ray) VanDusen of Coopers Plains, NY, four step-grandchildren; Andrew, Chris, Patrick, and Matthew Popp as well as several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 9, 2002 at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland with the Rev. Stephen W. Sigourney officiating. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Monday 1:00-2:00PM prior to the funeral service. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the Cortland County SPCA, 879 McLean Rd., Cortland, NY 13045. Lysle T. Hosmer RISINGVILLE | Lysle T. Hosmer, 59, of 4534 County Route 11 entered into rest Friday, March 1, 2002 at his home. Lysle was born March 25, 1942 in Bath the son of the late Howard A. and Helen M. Watson Hosmer. Lysle was a self-employed Carpenter-Contractor. He also worked at Pollio Dairy Products, Corp., and Westinghouse. He was a member of the Risingville United Methodist Church. Surviving are his children: Kevin D. Hosmer of Pittsburgh, PA and Denise Hosmer of Rochester, NY; three sisters: Stella M. Hoskins of Bath, Joanne VanSkiver of Campbell and Marjorie E. Davis of Bath. A Memorial Service will be held at the Risingville United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 9th, 2002 at 2:00 P.M. the Reverend Clifford Whitehead officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath. Memorials may be made to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830 in Lysle's memory. Eugene Bennett Howard CONCORD, NC | Eugene Bennett Howard, age 78 of 5159 Grand Canyon Road, Concord, NC, passed away at NorthEast Medical Center Tuesday, July 30, 2002. He was born July 6, 1924 in Erin, NY to the late Lester & Jenny Waters Howard. Mr. Howard was retired from Corning Glass Works and later retired from Weyheuser as a consultant. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Bain of Concord; a son, Tom Howard of Mentor, Ohio; 4 sisters: Carol Cau of Erin, NY, Ella Personius of Elmira, NY, Shirley Ennis of Cayuta, NY and Donna Howard of Athens, PA, 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Nilda Agosta Howard in November 2001 and a sister, Eleanor Nichols. Calling hours will be held Wednesday 6:00-8:00 PM at Wilkinson Funeral Home with a Prayer Service at 8:00 PM. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday at St. James Catholic Church with Father Geiger officiating and burial in Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. James Catholic Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 123, Concord, NC 28026-0123. Grace Elizabeth Howe CORNING, NY | Grace Elizabeth Howe, 85 years, of 78 Perry Avenue, died Sunday, June 9, 2002 in Wilmington, NC. She was born March 30, 1917, the daughter of the late William & Elizabeth Curran Nares, in Corning, NY, and has been a lifelong resident. Grace was a graduate of St. Patrick's Catholic School and Corning Free Academy. Grace and Willard (Bill) A. Howe were married in 1943. He predeceased her in 1987. She had been employed with Corning Incorporated and enjoyed the daily responsibilities of her home life. She was a member of All Saint's Parish, attending St. Vincent de Paul Church. She was also a volunteer at Corning Hospital for over 18 years. Among survivors, two sons: William Howe of Wellsboro, PA & Michael Howe of Minoa, NY and two daughters: Linda Fitzsimons of Thorton, CO & Patricia Howe of Wilmington, NC; brother, Joseph Nares & sister, Eileen Purcell, both of Corning, NY; grandchildren: Tamara Latona, Ian Howe, Heather & Amanda Fitzsimons, Patrick & Phil Howe; also several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters: Marian Quigley, & Emma Burris, and her brother, William Nares; also a grandson, Joshua Hill. Calling hours will be held at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY on Wednesday, June 12, 2002 from 5-7 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, June 13th at 10:30am. Committal Prayers and Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Corning. Frank M. Hulbert Frank M. Hulbert, 75, of 3371 Hober Road, Troupsburg, NY, passed away Saturday, June 15th, 2002 at McAuley Manor, Hornell, NY, after a long illness. Born in Troupsburg, NY, January 20th, 1927, he was the son of Edwin A. and Alma Preston Hulbert. A graduate of Troupsburg Central School, he had been highway superintendent for the town of Troupsburg for a total of 13 years, and later retired from the Dresser Rand company at Painted Post. Frank was a member of the Troupsburg United Methodist Church, was Past Master of the former McClellan Lodge F&AM, Troupsburg, NY, and was a member of Robinson Lodge 649 F&AM, Jasper, NY, the Corning Consistory, the Royal Arch Masons of Hornell, and Irem Temple of the Shrine and the Troupsburg Grange. He married Phyllis Smith May 21st, 1950. She preceded him in death April 23rd, 2001. He is also preceded in death by his brother, Dean Hulbert. He is survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronald K. and Joyce Hulbert of Troupsburg, NY, and Edwin A. Jr. and Linda Hulbert of Zephyrhills, Florida, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call today (Monday, June 17th) from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street, Woodhull, NY. A Masonic Memorial Service will be conducted at 8:45 PM today (Monday, June 17th) at the funeral home. Funeral services will be conducted there Tuesday at 11 AM. The Rev. Mark Wade and the Rev. David Hulbert will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Troupsburg, NY. Memorials will be received for the Troupsburg Ambulance Assoc., P.O. Box 28, Troupsburg, NY 14885. Martha L. "Mart" Hunt ERIN | Martha L. "Mart" Hunt, age 91, of Erin died, after a courageous five year battle with cancer, on Sunday, June 30, 2002 at home with her family. Surviving are her daughter, Donna Stone of Erin, NY; two sisters, Freda Disbrow of Tyrone, NY and Edith Olson of Corning, NY; special friend and cousin, Margaret Wood of Erin, NY; very kind and generous friend and neighbor, Joyce Comfort; loving K-9 companion "Petey". Martha was born in Caton, NY, the daughter of the late E. Ray and Alice (Teeple) Quackenbush. She resided in many places throughout her life, all of which she called and made her special home. Mart always worked hard and asked for very little. She was always content with whatever came her way. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Wednesday, July 3, 2002 from 1-3:00 p.m. Her funeral service will follow there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 3:00 p.m. The Rev. Eleanor Haber will officiate. Mart will be eternally laid to rest in Knapp Cemetery in Lawrenceville, PA. In keeping of Mart's love, perennial floral arrangements are acceptable or those wishing may express their sympathy with memorials to ones' choice. Deb G. (Rynders) Hurd CORNING | Deb. G. (Rynders) Hurd, age 50 of Corning, NY, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of Lloyd E. Hurd. Deb was born on November 30, 1951 in Bath, NY the daughter of David and Jean (Davis) Rynders. Deb was an assistant manager at Lowes in Big Flats, NY until her illness. Deb is survived by her husband, a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Carrie of Greenwood, SC; a daughter, Michelle Hurd of Corning; her parents, David and Jean Rynders of Elmira, NY; a brother, David (Mary) Rynders Jr. of Elmira, NY; two sisters, Sharon (Peter) Klontz of Montesano, Washington and Rebecca (David) Shaad of Kansas City, Missouri, several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call on Friday, September 27, 2002 from 7 to 8 PM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, P.C., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following the calling hour at 8 PM at the funeral home with the Rev. Steve DeWalt officiating. William Hutcheon PRATTSBURGH, NY | William Hutcheon, age 77 of 16 Porter Street, Prattsburgh, NY, died Wed., Sept. 4, 2002 at his home. William was born in Limestone, Maine on April 12, 1925 and was the son of Charles and Laura Noyes Hutcheon. He was a retired plant manager for Burnwell Gas Co. in Prattsburgh and a former member of Rotary and active with the Prattsburgh Library. He was predeceased by his wife, Beverly J. Hutcheon August 8, 2001. He is survived by his son, Bruce (Ann) Hutcheon of Pomton Plains, NJ; daughters, Elaine (Harry) Jensen of Farmington, NY and Vickie Grove of Naples, NY, also 8 grandchildren. Friends may call at the Bottoni-Wood Funeral Home in Prattsburgh on Friday, Sept. 6, 2002 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Sat. at 10 am. Burial will be at Rural Cemetery in Prattsburgh. Edwin Huttleston ELMIRA | Edwin Hutleston, Age 60 of 460 W. Thurston St., Elmira, NY passed away Friday, April 26, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Funeral arrangements, under the direction of the Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St., Elmira are incomplete at this time. Edwin Frank "Big Ed" Huttleston ELMIRA | Edwin Frank "Big Ed" Huttleston, devoted husband and father, passed away April 26th 2002 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was 60 years old and he very much enjoyed life. Big Ed was survived by his loving wife Diane and his children Kirk V. Huttleston and Doralee H. Ennulat, his beloved brother Tom Huttleston and sister Dawn Brown, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was born in the Cortland, NY area where he was raised by his father Kirk Albright Huttleston and his mother Dorothy Porter Huttleston. There he and brother Tom enjoyed each other's company with much time spent hunting, fishing and playing sports. After high school, Ed attended Broome Technical Community College where he studied chemistry and physics and met Diane, his future wife. After that, he worked at the Atomic Energy Comission in Idaho Falls as a chemical technician, and was recruited and moved to Corning to work at Corning Glass Works. During his chemistry years, he was published several times. In '62 Ed and Diane married and began their near 40 years together. In '72 he learned that, in addition to a few other physical problems, he was diabetic and after soul searching, he decided to quit his chemistry job so he could devote himself fully to his passion and business, Master Dive Shop. Originally he had a business partner Richard Bonsignore but after opening their shop together in Big Flats, it was promptly flooded by '72 Agnes. More than a little ironic, to have his new SCUBA shop flooded. After that he bought out his partner and moved to higher ground and re-opened his shop in the basement of his home. From then on, he was seen all over the Corning, twin tiers and finger lakes areas with his trademark SCUBA van and red knit divers cap. As a SCUBA instructor and retailer, here in our land locked community, Ed shared his enthusiasm with and taught over 1000 students, 8 of whom went on to become Navy SEALS. He also lectured to local school students and groups and was always a hit with shark teeth and stories. He did many jobs for the Army Corp of Engineers and helped to write some of the manuals they still use today. The Corp of Engineers noted that he had a 100% success rate on his jobs, which Ed considered natural but they considered noteworthy. Ed was also active with the police force and helped them when they needed a search and recovery done. He was able to recover items needed for criminal investigations and also aided in recovery of bodies when people drowned to help families with their closure. He enjoyed teaching SCUBA immensely and he volunteered much to the community. The close friends Big Ed made in his career as a diver are too long to include here and I apologize in advance for those not mentioned...Jim Dempsey, Tim and Tom Wright, Ed Velie, Robbie Parker, Ray Koziatek, Mark Caracci, Danny Vieira, Brett Bowers, Bill Copp, Bev Pierce, Stan Lachut, Fred Morrell, Ray and Tracy Overdurf, Mike Cilip, Bob Roe, Paul and Heather Dohn and Tom Wenderlich are a few of the many counted among his blessed friends. In these later years, Ed welcomed 2 new dogs into his home, fished whenever he had the time and energy, hosted his family weekly, and entertained many of his close friends. Thirty years of diabetes, four years of dialysis every other day, and other assorted physical difficulties seemed like a burden he used to fuel his desire to enjoy life all the more. He worked hard, he loved fully, and he was true to himself. His body has been donated for scientific research. If anyone is interested in making a donation, the family urges them to donate to the American Diabetes Foundation or the Dialysis Unit at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. His family and friends will be hosting and celebrating his life from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM Thursday, May 2nd at 356 West Thurston Street at the Epworth United Methodist Church in Elmira, NY. All are welcome to join us, I'm sure there will be stories to make people laugh and smile and cry, and good food is anticipated as well. William C. Hyer BATH | William C. Hyer, 77, of 8896 County Route 13, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2002, at home. He was born July 12, 1924 in Corning, NY, son of Melvin and Dorothy Culver Hyer. He retired from Corning Glas, Corning, NY, as a design cutter. Bill is survived by his wife Nellie Seager Hyer; two sons William (Pauline) Hyer of Gilford, N.H., and Robert (Bonnie Harrison) Hyer of Bath, NY; two sisters Avril Zyla of Wayne, NY, and Julia Hilligus of Dundee, NY; two brothers Thomas Hyer of Bath, NY, and Richard Hyer of Alabama; four grandchildren Shawn (Heidi) Hyer of Vermont, Bobbi Jo (Dennis) Desrochers of Vermont, Robert (Lisa) Hyer of Bath, NY, and Nicholas (Heather Haff) of Denver, CO; three step-grandchildren Mark Harrison, Melissa Olin and Michelle Harrison, all of Bath, NY; four great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call the Seager-Jones Funeral Home, 4 E. Washington St., Bath, NY, today from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Tuesday, March 12th at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Wil Kauffman officiating. Burial will be in Mitchellsville Cemetery, Mitchellsville, NY. Donations may be made to the Prattsburg Ambulance. Ruth E. Hylen PAINTED POST | Ruth E. Hylen, 72, of West Hill Terrace, Painted Post, NY, died Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at The Waters Of Three Rivers in Painted Post. Ruth was born on July 11, 1929 in Corning, NY, the daughter of Edgar and Eugenia (Corey) Tillman. She married Richard W. Hylen on June 14, 1952 at the First Presbyterian Church in Painted Post. Mrs. Hylen was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Painted Post where she had been an Elder and Sunday School teacher. She was a substitute teacher and reading assistant for the Corning-Painted Post School District, a tour guide for the Corning Museum of Glass, had been a Girl Scout Leader, and loved quilting. Ruth was preceded in death by her daughter, Janice Hylen in 1979. She is survived by her husband Richard W. Hylen at home; daughter, Beth Hylen of Corning; son, Peter Hylen of Lexington, KY; a granddaughter, Kate; one brother, Mike Tillman of Clearwater, FL; one sister, Marian (Gilmore) MacNeill of Buchanan, MI; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral Services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Painted Post, 201 North Hamilton Street on Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 11:00 AM with Reverend Stephen D. Sibson officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post. Memorials may be made to the Janice and Ruth Hylen Memorial Fund, c/o First Presbyterian Church, 201 N. Hamilton Street, Painted Post, NY 14870. Ernestine D. Iddings CORNING | Ernestine "Tiny" Iddings, age 69 of Griffith Street, Corning, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2002 at her daughter's home surrounded by her family following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on July 22, 1933 in Campbell, NY to the late Donald and Doris Tadder Sowersby. She is survived by her children: Renee Thompson and husband Gary of Big Flats with their children April Allen of Corning and Amy (Todd) Carroll of Crownsville, MD; Kim DeConno and husband Alan of Albany with their children Kara and Anthony; Tina Brown and Alfio LaRosa of Elmira with her children Brett and Alexandra Churchman; Lisa Iddings and Scott Stratton of Corning with their child William; Scott Iddings and wife Laura of Elmira with their children Casey and Kellyanne; Rita Grinnell and husband Frank (Bud) of Big Flats with her children Mike (Kim) Gilly and Steve (Tara) Gilly; Candace Siviglia and husband Michael of Seneca Falls with their children Joseph and Wendy; Kay Cocola of Geneva with her children, Kristee, Dan and Dana Klestinec and Nicholas and Brandon Cocola; and great-granddaughters Kaili and Kristi Allen of Corning and "her other daughter" Cindi West of Severn, Maryland. She is also survived by sisters Donna Probst of Corning, Olive Fey of Corning and Jennie (Dick) Hoyt of Painted Post and brothers Hiram "Hi" Sowersby of Wayne, Garry (Shirley) Sowersby of Painted Post and Carlos "Skip" (Pam) Sowersby of Corning; brother-in-law Walt (Pat) Iddings; sister-in-law Betty Arnold and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Clifford "Kic" Iddings; sister Georgia; brothers William and Kendall; brother-in-law Ray Iddings and granddaughter Emily Iddings. Tiny was a lifelong resident of Corning, NY and a member of the American Legion John P. Eaton Post 746 and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Tiny enjoyed life to the fullest and will be missed by her family and many friends. Friends may call today, Friday, from 2-3 PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY where funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM with Reverend Judy White officiating. Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in Tiny's name, to the Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or your favorite charity. Wayne A. Imperato HORSEHEADS | Wayne A. Imperato, age 44 of 506 Shappee Street Horseheads, NY passed away very unexpectedly on Saturday April 27, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Wayne was born June 13, 1957 in Brooklyn, NY the son of Anthony J. and Mildred Walaconis Imperato. He was an employee of Ames True-Temper Wood Manufacturing Corp. in Pine Valley, NY. Wayne was pre-deceased by his father, Anthony J. Imperato, on January 13, 2000. Wayne is survived by his mother; Mildred Walaconis Imperato of Horseheads, NY; fiancee: Jan Wood and her children Stephanie and Rex of Hoseheads, NY; brother and sister-in-law: David & Judi Imperato of Nashua, NH; niece Lisa Imperato and nephew Anthony Imperato; several aunts, uncles and cousins, and a host of friends including his best friend, LeRoy McClain. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Mill St. & Grand Central Ave. Horseheads, NY on Monday April 29, 2002 from 5-9 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday April 30, 2002 at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Mary Our Mother Church. The Rev. Stephen Karani will be the Celebrant of Wayne's Funeral Mass at St. Mary Our Mother Church. Interment in Calvary Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah Heights, PA. William H. Jacobs SAVONA, NY | William H. Jacobs, 60, of 6513 Monterey Rd., passed away suddenly, Thursday May 9, 2002, ER Corning Hospital. He was born December 1, 1941 in Hammondsport, NY to William and Lillian Race Jacobs. Bill was an avid sportsman and was a musician in the area for many years with a band called The Outlaws. He is survived by his wife, Josephine Gurnsey Jacobs; one son, BJ Jacobs of Buffton, Indiana; three step-sons, Brian (Dee) Gurnsey of Reno, Nevada, Darryl (Peg) Barr of Vancouver, Washington, Aaron (Theresa) Barr of San Diego, CA; one sister, Roxie Slayton of Bath, NY; one sister-in-law, Sylvia Shattuck of Bath, NY; one brother-in-law, James (Carol) Gurnsey of Campbell, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Seager Funeral Home, Main St., Savona, NY, Tuesday May 14th from 2:00-4:00PM and 6:00-8:00PM. Funeral Services will be at Campbell U. Methodist Church Wednesday May 15th at 7:00PM with Pastor Sharon Battist Officiating. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of ones choice. Josephine "Josie" A. Jacobs SAVONA | Josephine "Josie" A. Jacobs, 66, of 6513 Monterey Rd., passed away Thursday, July 11, 2002, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. She was born June 14, 1936 in Corning, NY to Roland and Zannah Beardsley Gurnsey. Josie was a bus driver for Bath School, Bath, NY. She was a member of the band "The Outlaws" and was an active musician for local benefit Jamborees and attended the Campbell Methodist Church. She is survived by her three sons, Brian (Dee) Gurnsey of Reno, Nevada, Darryl (Peg) Barr of Vancouver, Washington, Aaron (Teresa) Barr of San Diego, CA; one stepson, BJ (Katherine) Jacobs of Buffton, Indiana; one brother, James (Carol) Gurnsey of Campbell, NY; two sisters-in-law, Sylvia Shattuck and Roxie Slayton, both of Bath, NY; thirteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Josie was predeceased by her husband, William Jacobs on May 9, 2002. Friends may call at Seager Funeral Home, Main St., Savona, NY on Monday, July 15th from 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 17th at Campbell United Methodist Church at 7:00 PM with Rev. Sharon Battist officiating. Ruben Jacoby SAVONA | Ruben Jacoby, 81, of 7940 1/2 Dusenberry Rd., passed away Sunday, July 28, 2002 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Bath, NY. He was born September 19, 1920 in Savona, NY to Norman and Pearl Buckley Jacoby. Ruben was retired from the ground crew at Corning Inc. with 47 active/inactive years of service. He also served in the Army from 1942 to 1945 during the Invasion of Normandy. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Anna Rumsey Jacoby; five children, Linda (Marvin) Buckley of Wyoming, Thomas Jacoby of Bath, NY, Deborah (fiance`, Mike) Hyer of Savona, NY, Robin (Doug) Pierce of Savona, NY and Vicky (fiance`, Edward) King of Savona, NY; nineteen grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren,, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; one daughter, Rebecca Stickler; three sisters, Mary Reed, Viola Austin and Beatrice Jacoby and one brother, Marvin Jacoby. Friends may call at Seager Funeral Home, Main St., Savona, NY on Wednesday, July 31st from 2:00-4:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM. Funeral Services will be at the funeral home, Thursday, August 1st at 11:00 am with Rev. Bill Bowdoin officiating. Burial will be in Seamans Cemetery, Savona, NY. Glenn F. 'Jesse' James Campbell | Glenn F. "Jesse" James, 88, of 5166 McNutt Run Rd., passed away Thursday, July 4, 2002, at Steuben County Health Care Facility, Bath, NY. He was born December 17, 1913 in Alma, NY to the late Stephen O. and Agnes E. Higley James. Jesse served for 50+ years for Corning Inc. retiring from the maintenance department and serving as a Campbell School bus driver for 14 years. He married Louisa A. Miller Taylor on August 6, 1960. He was a World War II Veteran, a lifetime member of the Addison Rod & Gun Club where he enjoyed competing in skeet and trap matches, resulting in many awards for his excellent shooting abilities. He also enjoyed small game and waterfowl hunting in his spare time. He and his wife enjoyed traveling to see family and friends. Jesse also operated a reloading and firearms repair service out of his home. He is survived by his loving wife, Louisa James of 41 years; one son, Clyde "Les" (Kathy) Taylor of Lodi, NY; three daughters, Ellen (Walt) Davis of Sherman, Texas, Della "Dawn" (Wayne) Stephens, Sr. of Campbell, NY, and Dale (Thomas) Ruggles, Sr. of South Bradford, NY; eighteen grandchildren, Rick Davis, Tammy Wallace, Walt Davis, Jr., Louis Davis, Troy Taylor, Leslie John Taylor, Glenn Taylor, Cory Taylor, Monica Taylor, James Gardner, Todd Gardner, April Stephens, Wayne Stephens, Jr., Frank Ruggles, Thomas Ruggles, Jr., Noel James, Jr., and Amy James, several great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one adopted son, Noel James, Sr. in 1999. Friends may call at the Seager Funeral Home, Main St., Savona, NY, Sunday, July 7, 2002 from 7:00-9:00PM. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home Monday, July 8, 2002 at 1:00PM. Burial will be in Seamens Cemetery, Savona, NY. Dorothy Elizabeth Jewell PAINTED POST, NY | Dorothy Elizabeth Jewell, age 91 of Victory Village, Painted Post, NY, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2002 at Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. Dorothy was born February 21, 1911 in Jersey Shore, PA, daughter of John T. and Ellen Sewalt Welshans. Dorothy became the wife of Neil E. Jewell in 1937 in Jersey Shore, PA. Both she and her husband were faithful members of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Jersey Shore and Emanuel Lutheran Church in Corning, NY. She was a very devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and enjoyed the simple things in life such as working with her flower garden and the change of seasons, particularly fall. Surviving Dorothy are her husband of 64 years, Neil E. Jewell; daughter and son-in-law, Lila and Winston "Wink" Mattison of Corning; two grandchildren: Steven Mattison of Painted Post, NY and Brenda (Thomas) Avery of Spencer, NY; great grandchildren: Kristen Mattison, Bryan Avery, Cameron Avery, and Michael Mattison; six sisters-in-law; cousins, and many friends in both Corning, NY and Jersey Shore, PA. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother, Harold Welshans. Friends are invited to call at Carpenters Funeral Home on Thursday, April 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Dorothy E. Jewell will be at the Funeral Home at 7:30 PM with her Pastor, Rev. Rick Eddy of the Emanuel Lutheran Church. Interment will be in the family plot in the Jersey Shore Cemetery, Jersey Shore, PA. Patricia A. `Pat` Johnson TIOGA, PA | Patricia A. "Pat" Johnson age 69, of Tioga, PA went to be with her Lord on Sunday, July 7, 2002 at home after an extended illness. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph E. Johnson in 1989, who she was married to for 40 years. Pat was born on July 10, 1943 in Tioga, PA the daughter of the late Melvin Tremaine, Catherine Decker, stepfather Alfred Decker. She retired from Corning, Inc. after 20 years of employment. A member of Local 1000, Women of the Moose, Chapter #60, Wellsboro, PA, Ladies Auxiliary VFW and the American Legion Auxiliary of Big Flats, NY. Pat is survived by a son, Fred (Wanda) Johnson of Tioga, PA; three daughters, Cindy Ayers of Tioga, PA, Susan Thomas of Corning, NY and Terri (David) Snyder of Big Flats, NY, 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; a brother, William (Bill) Tremaine and two grandsons, Shawn Johnson in 1972 and Marty Ayers in 2002. Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, July 10th 2002 from 7 to 9 PM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, P.C., 637 Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 1:00 PM at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. James Bellamy officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Tioga, PA. Richard w. Johnson HORNBY | Richard W. Johnson, age 71, of Hornby, died Thursday, May 23, 2002 at his home on Dry Run Road surrounded by his loving family. Richard was born in Corning, NY on April 8, 1931 the son of Victor Carl and Grace (Whitney) Johnson. He was the husband of Marleah Cox whom he married in Hornby on April 30, 1955. He was a graduate of the Northside High School in 1949, and served his country in the United States Army from 1951 to 1954 during the Korean Conflict. Richard was a member of the Hornby Congregational Church where he had been a Sunday School Teacher and Deacon. He was currently the president of the Hornby Historical Society and a life member of the Hornby Volunteer Fire Department. He worked with the Boy Scouts for over 25 years. He spent many summers at Camp Gorton and received the Silver Beaver Award. Richard retired from Corning Inc. in 1992 after 42 years of service. He was preceded in death by a brother, Victor Johnson Jr. and by a sister, Grace Johnson. He is survived by his loving wife, Marleah at home; two daughters, Cynthia (David) Fraher and Marleah (Michael) Brenning; four sons, Eric (Tina) Johnson, Richard (Charlene) Johnson, Jr., Dennis (Theresa) Johnson and Gary (Andrea) Johnson; three brothers, Robert (Janna) Johnson, Walter "Mac" (Carolyn) Johnson and William (Joan) Johnson, 13 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Saturday from 3 - 5 PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning. The funeral will be on Sunday at 3:00 PM at the Hornby Congregational Church, with Reverend Richard R. Hubbard officiating. Burial will be in Central Valley Cemetery, Hornby. Memorials may be made, in Richard's name, to the Hornby Congregational Church, 5125 McLaughlin Road, Beaver Dams, NY 14812. Karl R. Johnson AFTON, VA | Karl R. Johnson of Afton, Virginia, died on the morning of April 20th, 2002 while en route to Tampa FL to board a cruise ship. His wife, Amelia L. Williams, two sons, Max R. W. Johnson (7) and Miles L. W. Johnson (4), and mother-in-law, Judith Williams, were with him. An adventurous spirit and desire to push the envelope were part of his character to the end, as he embarked on a journey which he knew might prove too much for his system and the rare carcinoid cancer with which he had lived and wrestled for four years. Karl was born June 21, 1949, in Corning, New York, to Meca May Johnson (nee Maple) and Richard Wright Johnson, both deceased. He is survived by his wife and sons, brother Keith Johnson and sister-in-law Carol Johnson and their two daughters, Karl's nieces, Kimberly and Christine. On his wife's side of the family he is mourned by his mother-in-law, Judith, by Amelia's brother Tom Williams Jr., his wife Stephanie and their son Alec (17 months), and by his father-in-law Tom and his wife Robin. Karl graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS in Psychology in 1971. He moved to Denver, Colorado to fulfill the requirements of his Conscientious Objector status, teaching math and science to Junior High students in a Catholic school. Later he worked in the Emergency Room of Denver General Hospital, and also in the neural trauma unit of the Swedish Hospital, associated with Craig Rehabilitation Center. While in Denver he picked up a copy of Communities magazine, and soon headed to Ithaca, NY, where he joined a woodworking collective called Woodworks, established in an old barn. There he first learned woodworking and cabinetmaking skills. Still searching for community, he did a brief tour of mid-Atlantic communities and fell in love with the beauty of the land and the chance to help build a community, and joined Shannon Farm Community, located in the Greenfield area of Nelson County, Virginia. There he worked at Heartwood Design, making furniture and building cabinets. He was married briefly to Lorna Christenson, an Occupational Therapist whom he had met in Denver. Lorna remained at Shannon Farm and was a life long friend to Karl. At Shannon, Karl acquired building skills and designed and helped build Haiku, a passive-solar design group house. Karl received an Associate Degree in Nursing from Piedmont Virginia Community College in 1985. He was a Registered Nurse in the state of Virginia, and specialized in psychiatric nursing. He worked at Blue Ridge Hospital at the University of Virginia, at Charter Hospital, and most recently at Augusta Medical Center in the Crossroads unit. Karl met Amelia L. Williams, PhD, then a graduate student at the University of Virginia, in January of 1990. With community help they raised the timbers of the second passive-solar house Karl designed and built, and one week later, in September 1992, they were married. Karl's sons, who gave him the greatest joy, were born May 24, 1994 (Max) and December 21, 1997 (Miles). Karl was selected to be a member of the Shannon Farm Community Center Board, a group making decisions to design and build a community center - a project about which he was very excited. He was diagnosed with cancer in April 1998. He was grateful for the kind and knowledgeable help he received from his oncologist, Dr. Christopher Zazakos of the Martha Jefferson Cardwell Cancer Center, and all the staff at HOPE. Karl loved playing basketball and volleyball with his county friends, loved the Atlantic beaches and surf fishing, camping with his kids, making and eating hot sauce and salsa, being an excellent psychiatric Nurse and a perfectionist woodworker, helping his friends with projects, jumping on the snow plough to clear the roads in the wee hours of the morning, swimming in the pond, jazz music, playing drums, Vernor's ginger ale, Mexican food. He loved his family and friends, and his death is a great and terrible loss to them. A memorial service will be held at Shannon Farm Community on Sunday April 28th at 10:30 AM. All are welcome. For directions, please inquire by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (Charlie Hickox) or by telephone to 434-361-9383 (Karen Blackburn). In lieu of flowers, two funds are being established, one for an education fund for Karl's sons, and one for research into carcinoid cancer. For details please contact the above e-mail address or telephone number. Rose Marie Johnston CORNING | Rose Marie Johnston, 97 years, died Saturday, July 20, 2002 at Founders Pavilion, following an extended illness. She was born April 23, 1905 in Galeton, PA, the daughter of the late John and Mary Pagano Tiglio. She was a lifetime resident of the Corning area, attending Northside schools and was employed as a clerk with Corning, Inc. Rose and Malcolm F. Johnston were married in Hornell, NY in 1936. He has predeceased her. She was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Vincent de Paul Church. Rose is survived by two daughters, Mary (John) Johnston Burr of Ballwin, MO and Kathryn (Cyril) Johnston Massar of Yuba City, CA; her son, Thomas Franklin (Sandy) Johnston of Eustis, FL; also nine grandchildren & 5 great-grandchildren; and several nieces & nephews. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. Arrangements are with the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY. The family requests memorial donations be given in Rose's name to the charity of one's choice. Nancy R. Jones BATH | Nancy R. Jones, 90, of 7190 Rte. 54, passed away Sunday May 5, 2002 at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital, Bath, NY. She was born August 4, 1911 in Austinburg, PA to Hiram and Ethel Johnson Card. Nancy and her husband operated farms and the family business, Jones Lumber Co., Bath, NY. She was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church, the UMW, the Historical Society, Steuben County Agricultural Society, the Farm Bureau, the Garden Club, and the Rod and Gun Club Auxiliary. Nancy is survived by three sons, Robert W. (Nancy) Jones of Bath, NY, Richard (Virginia) Jones of Bath, NY, H. Douglas (Maria) Jones of Worthington, Ohio; one daughter, Mary (Kenneth) Learn of Bath, NY; one daughter-in-law, Beverly Jones of Ormand Beach, FL; one brother, Donald Card of Corning, NY; two sisters-in-law, Marjorie Card of Bath, NY, Bernice Card of Corning; twelve grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband Leo D. Jones, Sr. in 1985, one son, Leo D. Jones, Jr. in 2000; one grandson, David Jones in 1999; and one sister and one brother-in-law, Iva and Lloyd Randolph; and two brothers, Ephriam and Clinton Card. Friends may call at Seager-Jones Funeral Home, 4 E. Washington St., Bath, NY Thursday May 9th from 2:00-4:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home Friday May 10th at 11:00 AM with Rev. Jeff McDowell officiating. Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, Bath, NY. Janet Sue Jones BATH | Janet Sue Jones, age 56, of Taylor Health Care in Bath, NY died Wednesday, Juy 31, 2002 at Taylor Health Care in Bath. Janet was born on August 20, 1945 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late W. Lyle and the late Arnoldine (Brooks) Jones. She loved her family, and liked to collect stuffed animals and Walt Disney memorabilia, and visiting with her friends. She is survived by her brother, Robert Jones of Painted Post; an aunt, Lois (David) Davis of Rochester, NY; an uncle, Glen Majors of Searcy, AR; many friends at the Steuben ARC and several cousins. Calling hours will be held on Saturday from 1-3 PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, where funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 3:00 PM with Reverend Gary McCaslin officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post, NY. Frances J. Joralemon HAMMONDSPORT | Frances J. Joralemon, 72, of Silvernail Road, Hammo-ndsport, died Thursday, July 4, 2002 at home. She was born in Bradford, NY April 5, 1930, the daughter of the late Adam and Mary Poklink-owski Olevnik. She was employed by Westinghouse in Bath. Fran was a member of the Campbell American Legion Auxiliary. She was predeceased by her husband Rex Joralemon February 12, 2001. She is survived by her two sons, Richard (Patricia) Flanagan of Bayonne, NJ and Roger (Kimberly) Joralemon of Harrisburg, VA; 5 sisters, Florence (Harlan) Denmark of Rock Stream, NY, Mabel (Arthur) Shoemaker of Bath, NY, Helen (Kenneth) Ketchum of Bath, NY, Joyce (Bert) Youmans of Horseheads, NY and Janice Travis of Penn Yan, NY; 4 brothers, Frank (Joyce) Olevnik of Dade City, FL, Stanley (Beverly) Olevnik of Dundee, NY, Daniel (Doris) Olevnik of Geneva, NY and Walter Olevnik of Dundee, NY; 2 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and special friends, Bev and Les McDonald. Friends may call on Sunday, July 7th from 1:00-3:00 and 5:00-7:00 PM at Fagan's Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St., Bath. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 AM at the Bath VA Union Chapel with Chaplain Linda Liebhart officiating. Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery. Memorial donations in Frances' name may be made to the Hammondsport Ambulance Corps and the Hammondsport Volunteer Firemen. Dolores S. Julien AVOCA, NY | Dolores S, Julien, 81, of 32 N. Main St., died Wednesday (March13, 2002) as a result of an auto accident in Zephyrhills, Fla. Family members will receive friends from 1-2p.m. Tuesday (May 14, 2002) at the Avoca United Methodist Church, Route 415, Avoca, followed by a memorial celebration of her life at 2p.m. Arrangements are with the Bond-Davis & Bishop Funeral Home in Avoca. Dolores S. Julien AVOCA, NY | AVOCA-Dolores S. Julien, 81, of 32 N. Main St., died Wednesday (March 13, 2002) as a result of an auto accident in Zephyrhills, Fla. Her husband, Donald is recovering in St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Fla. Dolores was a member of the Avoca Order of Eastern Star. Dolores and Don were members of the Howard Union Church. They enjoyed gardening together and had a beautiful lawn and flowers that the community enjoyed and admired. Dolores also enjoyed sewing and quilting for her family. Dolores worked as supervisor of the Steuben County License Bureau in Bath until her retirement. Survivors include her husband, Donald L. Julien; her daughter, Bonnie (Bill) Hunt of Avoca, her sons, Neal (Kitchie) Julien of Sun Lakes, Ariz., D. Lynn (Betty) Julien of Gilbert, AZ and David (Cindy) Julien of Engle Creek , Ore.; her mother, Lela B. Sager (age 102); her sister, Beverly (Wilbur) Nelson and her brother, Stanley (Helen) Sager ; her grandchildren Andrew Julien, Suzanne Julien, Kristin (Hunt) Noteware, Karl Julien, Aaron Julien, April Blackwell, Melissa Julien & Tricia Julien; also her eight great grandchildren. A small memorial will be held at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Fla. A memorial service will be held in Avoca at a date to be determined. Memorial contributions may be given to either the Howard Union Church, the Avoca Methodist Church or the Avoca Beautification Committee (in care of Ruby Jackson.) Arrangements are with the Bond -Davis & Bishop Funeral Home in Avoca. Verena B. Katner FLETCHER, N.C. | Verena B. Katner 82 passed away Friday September 27, 2002 at her home in Arden, N.C. She moved there from Wheeler in 1992. She was born February 19, 1920 in Bath the daughter of Pearl and Myron Bates. She was pre-deceased by her husband Eugene Katner on July 21, 1975. Surviving are her sons Karl (MarySue) Katner of Arden, N.C. and Alan Katner of Gulf Breeze Fl. Sister Norma O'Brien of Mitchellsville 6 grandchildren 9 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Verena was a life member of the Hammondsport American Legion Auxillary and a former member of the Hammondsport Moose Club. Friends may call Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport where funeral services will take place Wednesday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the Mitchellsville Cemetery. William G. Keck PAINTED POST, NY | William G. (Bill) Keck passed away April 22, 2002 in Painted Post, NY. Born November 1, 1905 to the late Emanuel and Frederica (Geil) Keck, this humble man led a life epitomized by selflessness and service. He married Zelda Divine on September 3, 1935 and they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary prior to her death in 1988. Bill is survived by his son Donald, daughter-in-law Ruth, by two grandchildren, Lynne Ann (Richard) Vaia of Dayton, Ohio and Brian William (Molly) Keck of Lake Elmo, Minnesota, and a great-granddaughter Annika Clare Vaia. He grew up in Utica, Michigan and was valedictorian of his high school class. He graduated with a BS in physics from Michigan State University in 1929 and, until the depression, worked for Pure Oil as a geophysicist. For a time he taught physics at Michigan State before leaving to obtain a doctorate in physics from University of Michigan in 1941. For the next several years he studied geophysical methods applied to ground water hydrology which would later become his career. During World War II he applied his physics knowledge with the Naval Ordinance Laboratory to invent several anti-submarine detection devices that were deployed in the war effort. After the war he returned to East Lansing, Michigan where he formed a ground water hydrology consulting firm, W. G. Keck & Associates. He led this company to perfect a series of ground-water instruments sold throughout that industry as well as to provide consulting services to help municipalities and industries find sufficient water for their needs. He sold his company and retired in 1970 after receiving the medal of distinction from the American Groundwater Association for his years of service. Always thinking about others, his life was filled with service. He helped found Edgewood United Church and taught Sunday School for many years. He was active with the Scouting movement, serving as a troop and district leader. He became involved with and loved Rotary International whose motto "service above self" echoed his philosophy. He served the Okemos, Michigan club as secretary for more than a decade. Upon moving to Corning, New York in 1989, he joined and supported the Corning Rotary Club. He was a Rotary international Paul Harris Fellow. At age 88 he became a driving force that helped found the Southeastern Steuben County Habitat for Humanity. Over the past decade he became known in the Corning area for his marquetry skills. He taught classes in this art at the Corning Senior Center, later in conjunction with Corning Community College. His "Habicrafters" sold their marquetry work for the benefit of Habitat for Humanity. A voracious reader, Bill could speak with wisdom on most any subject. His love of fishing honed his gift of patience. His humbleness was an inspiration to all. His deep and abiding faith provided a source of strength to himself and countless others. The funeral service and committal will occur in East Lansing, Michigan on Saturday, April 27, 2002. A memorial service will take place in Corning, NY at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Southeastern Steuben Habitat for Humanity or First Congregational UCC - Corning, in his name. Alfred R. Keegan SYRACUSE | Alfred R. Keegan, age 61, of Corning passed away on Monday, May 27, 2002 at Crouse-Irving Hospital. He was born on October 31, 1940 in Corning, the son of Thomas and Harriet Jackie Schuler Keegan. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He is survived by his sister, Saline M. Ribble of Syracuse; nieces and nephews, K.C. Keegan-Bradshaw, Delinda Keegan, Joyce J. Keegan-Smith, Patricia A. Keegan-Thacker, Tristan Keegan, Jack Ribble, Tracy Ribble, Raymond Fish, Michael Fish, Thomas Keegan and Timothy Keegan and several cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Micky Keegan. Friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St. on Friday, May 31, 2002 from 4:00-7:00pm. A funeral service will be held there on Saturday at 10:00 am. Burial services will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the Salvation Army, 32 Denison Parkway East, Corning, NY 14830. James D. Kelly James D. Kelly, 62, of 6720 County Route 3, Addison, entered into rest on Saturday, August 31, in the Town of Addison as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Jim was a devoted son, husband, father and grandfather. He was born in Addison on September 30, 1939, a son of James E. and Thelma Clark Kelly. On April 16, 1987 Jim married Linda Burns in Addison. Jim retired from Corning, Inc. as fire coordinator for Houghton Park. He had since worked as a coach driver for Covered Wagon Tours in Hornell. He was a member of American Flint Glass Workers Union Local 1000. Jim had also been employed as an auto mechanic at Purcell Motors and Fuller Chevrolet, both in Corning. He was a member and past Governor of the Corning Moose Lodge and a social member of the Campbell American Legion. He also attended St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Addison. Jim had a great love for the volunteer fire service. He was a former member and past Lieutenant and EMT of the Forest View - Gang Mills Fire Department. He also was a former member and past Chief of the Addison Volunteer Fire Department. Jim is survived by his wife and best friend, Linda Kelly of Addison, mother, Thelma Kelly of Addison, daughters, Colleen Kelly and Doreen (Tim) Bonomo, both of Corning and Janeen Kelly of Lancaster, Pa. Grandchildren, Tyson Kelly, Nicholas Bonomo and Kelly Bonomo. Also, step daugther, Shannon Iskander of Pulaski, NY, sister in law, Nancy Dixon and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Jim was predeceased by his father, James E. Kelly in 2000 and his sister, Rosemary Kelly in 1967. Friends may call on Tuesday at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11:00 AM at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Addison. Father Gerald T. O'Conner will officiate. Committal and burial will follow in St. Catherine's Cemetery, Addison. Memorials in Jim's name may be made to the Forest-View-Gang Mills Fire Department of volunteer fire department of donor's choice. Jane V. Kenney CAMPBELL | Jane V. Kenney, age 76, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2002 at home. She was born on February 13, 1926 in Utica, New York, the daughter of Michael J. and Marvel Arnold Kenney. She moved to Corning in September of 1939, graduated from Corning Free Academy in 1943, held various secretarial positions in Corning including Frank H. Ferris, Esq. from 1943 to 1946, Board of Public Works from 1946 to 1949, Gorsey B. Hubbard Esq. from 1949 to 1956, McCarty's Insurance from 1956 to 1963, Sullivan Park Research and Development, Corning, Inc. from 1963 to 1984 where she retired at age 68. She was a member of the Campbell Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, sunday school teacher from 1944 to 1996, and conducted various Bible Studies at work locations within Corning, Inc. She enjoyed her dog, foreign travels, correspondence with many friends, coin and stamp collecting, and summers at Delta Lake Bible Conference Center. She is survived by her brother: Melvin John Kenney; sister and brother-in-law: Ruth Ann (Kenney) and Carl Kennedy, and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers: Melvin J. and Douglas A. Kenney and her sister; Marvel Abigail Kenney. It was Jane's wish that there be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Monday, May 13, 2002 at Chapel Knoll Cemetery at 1:00pm. Those wishing may make donations, in Jane's name, to the Campbell C and MA Church Building Fund, PO Box 459 Campbell, NY 14821. Arrangements by Carpenter's Funeral Home. Burton Keith Ketch AVOCA | Burton Keith Ketch, 75, of Sabin's Care Home in Avoca, entered into rest on Wednesday, April 17, following an extended illness. He was born on December 3, 1926, a son of the late Burton N. and Margaret Brown Ketch in Kanona. He lived most of his life in the Bath area and worked in the family dairy farm business. He was a member of the Rathbone Grange and had attended the Bath Methodist Church. On August 7, 1949, he and the former Edith Mary Risley were wed in Rathbone. Surviving are Burton's wife of 42 years, Edith Ketch of Corning. Also daughters, Dianne Ketch and Rebecca Ketch, both of Corning; grandchildren, Ruth Ketch, Kathrine Ketch, Joseph Ketch and John Ketch; three brothers, Wayne Ketch of Bath, Clair Ketch of Alexandria, VA and Bruce Ketch of Virginia, as well as two sisters, Emma Jean Watkins of Brandon, Fla. and Karol Lynn Wilkewitz of Springfield, Ill.; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Sunday, April 21, at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall St., Addison, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral services will be conducted there at 11:00 AM on Monday. Rev. Matthew Pickering, pastor of the Grace Lee Memorial Wesleyan Church of Chambers will officiate. Burial will be made in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport. Memorials in Burton's name may be made to the American Cancer Society. Jan R. Ketchum BATH | Jan R. Ketchum 66 of 5677 Nipher Road passed away Saturday July 27, 2002 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. He was born January 12, 1936 in the town of Urbana the son of Warren and Arlene Jorgensen Ketchum. Jan was a graduate of Hammondsport schools, and the N.Y. S. Police Academy, between high school and the police academy he served in the U.S. Army in Alaska. Jan was a 26 year veteran of the N.Y. S. Police retiring in 1988 as the troop 5 zone sergeant in Bath. Member and former board member of the Bath Rod & Gun Club, Bath Town Justice for the past 14 years, Past President of the Hammondsport Alumni Assoc., Life member of the N.R.A., Past Master of the Urbana Lodge of Masons and a former Grand Lecturer of the Masons, Board Member of the Steuben County Mental Health, served on a taskforce for domestic violence, Treasurer of the Bath Coin Club, member of the 149th Northeast Region Skirmi-shers, and Secretary of the BaRon Steuben Chapter of former troopers. Jan was an avid fisherman, hunter and outdoorsman. Surviving ar his wife of 30 years Diana Allen Ketchum, Daughters Brenda Peters of Londonderry, N.H., and Jacqui Ketchum of Redwood City, CA. Sons Brian Ketchum of Hammondsport, Bradley Ketchum of Alexandria VA., Brandon Ketchum of Red Bluff, CA. and Jan Ketchum of Corpus Christi TX., Sister Lois Saltsman of Toledo, Ohio. 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Former wife Rosemonde Rice Steele of Londonderry N.H. Besides his parents he was pre-deceased by a brother John in 1960. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport. Funeral Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Bath. Rev. Sandra Curtis will officiate. Interment will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery Hammondsport. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Conservation camp at Rushford Lake in care of the Bath Rod and Gun Club 7771 Telegraph Rd. Bath, N.Y. 14810 or a charity of one's choice. Donald E. Keyes TOLEDO, OHIO | Donald E, Keyes, 84 of Toledo, Ohio died Thursday, March 7, 2002 at Flower Hospital. He was born on Nov. 2, 1917 at Corning, New York. Donald moved to Toledo in 1928. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. 1940-1945. He retired from L.O.F. in 1976. Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Florence E. He is survived by his daughter, Beverly (Mahlin) Carroll of Sylvania, sisters Genevieve (Richard) Hanely of Walbridge, Barbara (John) Veronie of Toledo, Caroline (Grant) Morgan of Corning, NY, Brothers, George (Janet) Williams of Walbridge, Robert Williams of Panaca, Nevada, Richard Williams of Temperance, MI, and Daniel (Gerry) Keyes of Corning, NY, grandchildren Bonnie Burns, Donald Carroll, Deborah Cieslak, Ronald Carroll and Valerie Thebeau and 11 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania on Tuesday from 2:00PM-9:00PM where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday 11:00AM, Pastor Ruth Floyd officiating. Interment Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. The family suggests any tributes in the form of charitable contributions be made to Old Newsboys or the Salvation Army. Esther H. Kilmer CATON | Esther H. Kilmer, age 89, of Richards Road, Caton, NY died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at her home. Esther was born in Cameron Mills, NY, on May 30, 1913, the daughter of Nathan and Alice (Bartlett) House. She was the wife of Everett Kilmer whom she married on June 22, 1935, and was preceded in death by him in 1986. Esther had taught at the Brown School in Woodhull, worked in the cafeteria at South Corning Elementary School, and in the new product division as a technician for Corning Glass Works. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, the D.A.R., Home Bureau, Mossy Glen Grange, and was a master gardener belonging to the American Iris Society and the Southern Tier Dahlia Society. Esther was preceded in death by two sisters and her son James Kilmer. Her survivors include two sons: John (Sheila) Kilmer of Lawrenceville, PA, and Joseph (Mary) Kilmer of Painted Post; two daughters: Mary (Chavarche) Kilmer-Tchalekian of Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada, and Christine (John) Sawicki of Stuart, FL; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held today, Tuesday, from 7-9 PM and Wednesday from 10-11 AM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, where funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 11:00 AM, with Reverend Sandra Curtis officiating. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. Memorial donations in Esther's name may be made to the Caton Fire Dept., c/o Sharon O'Brian, 1118 Caton Rd., Corning, NY 14830 or to the Corning Meals on Wheels, Inc., 144 Cedar Street, Corning, NY 14830. Ethel M. Kilmer PAINTED POST | Ethel M. Kilmer, 83, of 220 Rafferty Road (formerly of Pittsburgh, PA) entered into rest on Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at her residence following an extended illness. She was born in the hamlet of Hedgesville, Town of Woodhull, NY on May 17, 1918 a daughter of Menzo and Margaret Labrygan Rice. She married Elton S. Kilmer who predeceased her on December 20, 1985. She was a homemaker who enjoyed her family very much. She is survived by three sons, Gordon (Lisa) Kilmer, Marvin Kilmer and Paul Kilmer all of Pittsburgh, PA; two daughters, Phyllis (Mrs. Alan) Bathe of Pittsburgh and Janet (Mrs. Brian) Keegan of Painted Post; 11 grandchildren; four brothers, Harold Rice, Milton Rice, Walter Rice and Adrian Rice all of Addison; two sisters, Violet Andrews of Wayne and her twin sister, Edith Shelanskey of Corning; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters Lucille Lane and Agnes Spencer. Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 am with Rev. Sandra Olmstead officiating. Additional services will be at the David J. Henney Funeral Home in Library, PA with calling hours Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Graveside services and burial will be at 11 am Monday in the Finleyville Cemetery, Finleyville, PA. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Southern Tier Hospice. Alice M. Kinch PAINTED POST, NY | Alice M. Kinch, 91 years, formerly of Dayspring I, died Monday, August 26, 2002 at Waters of Three Rivers Health Care Center. Born in Corning in 1911, she was the eldest of 5 children born to Frederick H. Kinch and Catherine Bennett Kinch. Alice was a graduate of Corning Free Academy and Corning Hospital's School of Nursing. At the start of US involvement in WWII, she moved to New York City to work in the Department of Hospitals, the largest municipal healthcare system in the world at the time. She continued her education, earning a BSN and an MS in Education from New York University in 1946 and 1950 respectively. In 1945 Alice was appointed to help develop a city-wide Disaster Plan, and an early Emergency Response System to aid New York in handling major casualties. Among those she had first hand experience with were, the sinking of the cruise ship Normandy and a plane crash at the Empire State Building. Much of her career was devoted to research, continuing education and presentation for hospital nursing staff. She retired from the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation, returning to Corning in 1980 following a 41 year career in nursing administration. She had been based primarily at Bellevue and Goldwater Memorial Hospitals, and she worked an additional year at Cabrini Hospital following her official retirement. She held lifetime memberships in several professional organizations including the National League for Nursing, the New York State Nurses Association and the ANA. Alice was an extraordinary minister of the Liturgy Committee of St. Patrick's Church for 20 years and a member of All Saint's Parish. She also was a member of the Friends of the Southern Tier Library. Her brother and three sisters who predeceased her were Charles Henry Kinch in 1945; twin sisters Florence Kinch in 1939 and Frances (Kinch) Hanley in 1983, and Mary (Kinch) Alexander in 1997. Her nephew, William F. Alexander died in 1996. She is survived by two nieces, Marian (Alexander) Cohen of Monroe Township, NJ and Florence (Hanley) Toby of Wilmington, NC and five great nephews and two great nieces, and dear friends, Sandy and Charles Lepkowski of Corning. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Mass will be held Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 9:30 am at St. Mary's Church, Corning, NY. Committal Prayers & Interment will be held in the family lot at St. Mary's Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are with the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY. The family would appreciate Memorial donations be given, in her name, to: All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY 14830.