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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 chickox@mcgrawhill.com 
(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.

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