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James C. King
HORNBY | James C. King, formerly of Hornby, died Thursday, 
Feb. 28, 2002 at Corning Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Victoria of Corning, whom he 
married on February 23, 2002. He is also survived by a son, 
Kenneth (Anna) of Savona, a step-son, Joshua Corwin of Painted 
Post; his mother, Martha King of Hornby; his father, Arthur 
King (Paula) of Jamestown, RI; brothers, Michael (Susan) of 
Montgomery, AL; Jonathan and David of Jamestown, RI; sisters, 
Kathryn King-Vimislik (Michael) of Yokosuka, Japan and Paula 
Ferguson and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was cremated and there will be a Memorial Service from 5-7 
PM on Friday, March 8, 2002 at the Hornby Fire Hall.
The family will provide flowers.



Albertene King Rushmore 
WESTFIELD, PA | Albertene King Rushmore, beloved mother, age 
101, formerly of Jimerson Road, Westfield, PA, passed away 
Friday, February 8th at the home of her daughter and 
son-in-law, Norma & John Crane of Symonds Hill Rd., Addison, 
NY, with whom she had resided for the past 17 years.
Born in Cowanesque, PA, February 23, 1900, she was the 
daughter of J. Devillo and Olga E. Morton King.
She was a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College and 
taught in the Jimerson Valley Country School in Westfield 
township, PA.
She was a member of the Lillian Rebekah Lodge, formerly of 
Westfield, PA and Valley Grange of Academy Corners, PA. 
She married Ivan B. Rushmore December 24, 1918 in Westfield 
township, PA. He preceded her in death, November 15, 1984.
She is survived by daughters, Norma Crane of Addison, NY, 
Maple Ingraham of Galeton, PA and Jean Hilboldt of Elmira, NY, 
18 grandchildren and several great and great-great 
grandchildren.
Friends may call Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the H.P. Smith & 
Son,. Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY where 
funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11:00 AM, Rev. 
George Waggoner, Pastor of the Borden Baptist Church 
officiating, burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, 
PA. 



Mary I.  Kinney
LAWRENCEVILLE, PA | Mary I. Kinney, 89, of Lawrenceville, PA 
died June 24, 2002 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, 
Wellsboro, PA. She was born August 28, 1912 in Barrington, NY, 
the daughter of Arthur & Mary Lee Brant.
Mary was a retiree of Westinghouse, Bath, NY and a member of 
the Calvary United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville, PA.
She is survived by a son & daughter-in-law, Warren & Norma 
Kinney of Lawrenceville; a brother & sister-in-law, Bruce & 
Betty Brant of Lawrenceville; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Kinney 
of Lawrenceville; a granddaughter, Valencia Bader of MO; 5 
great grandchildren & several nieces & nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lester Kinney in 1979 & a 
grandson, Warren L. Kinney.
Friends are invited to call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. 
Main St., Mansfield, PA, Thursday 7-9 PM & Friday noon-1 PM at 
the Calvary United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville, PA. 
Funeral Services will follow at the Church Friday at 1:00 PM 
with Rev. Gary Weaver, her Pastor officiating. Burial in 
Lawrenceville Cemetery.
Sympath"e" cards may be sent at wilstonfuneralhome.com under 
"obituaries".



Martin "Mart" Klein Jr.
CORNING | Martin "Marty" Klein Jr., 83 years, of Painted Post, 
NY, died, Friday, April 19, 2002 at Corning Hospital.
Martin was born in Trenton, New Jersey, the son of the late 
Martin Sr. & Mary Heim Klein.
He was a graduate of Trenton High School, and Rutgers 
University in New Jersey.
He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving as a First 
Lieutenant in the Medical Administrative Corp, in the 817 
Engineer Aviation Battalion, in Italy, during World War II. He 
was also very active in the European Theater. 
On December 16, 1943, Martin and Elsie Shisz, were married in 
San Pedro, CA. They moved to the area in 1951.
Martin was employed with Corning Incorporated as a Senior 
Geologist. He retired in 1984 with 33 years of active service. 
In June of last year, he had received his 50 year service pin 
from Corning Incorporated.
He was a member of All Saints Parish, attending Immaculate 
Heart of Mary, in Painted Post, NY. He was also an active 
member of the Corning Elks B.P.O.E. Lodge 1071, with 50 years 
of service. Surviving him are his wife; Elsie Klein of Painted 
Post, NY, Nephew; John (Joan) Mainzer and Niece; Judith Ann 
(William) Pecci, all of Trenton, NJ, and other family members, 
and also many dear and close friends. He was predeceased by 
his three sisters; Theresa Sharkey, Mary Mainzer, and Ann 
Geiger. 
A Memorial Service and Committal Prayers will be held at the 
Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY 14830, on 
Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at 11:00 am. The Rev. Francis Davis 
will officiate. 
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the 
charity of one's choice, in Martin's honor.



Eleanor S.  Knouse
BRIDGEWATER, NJ | Eleanor Schoonover Knouse, age 82, formerly 
of Dunedin, FL and Corning, died Saturday, June 29, 2002 at 
Woods Edge Haborside Health Care Center in Bridgewater, NJ.
Mrs. Knouse was born in Corning, November 9, 1919 the daughter 
of the late Vernum and Marguerite (Hungerford) Schoonover. She 
was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who dedicated her 
life to her family and especially her daughter with Muscular 
Dystrophy. She cared for her daughter for as long as she 
could. Always seeking a better life for her through medical 
breakthroughs or fairness in treatment of the disabled. 
Eleanor never forgot her larger family and growing up in 
Corning and enjoyed her later years in Florida. Her enjoyment 
in life was simple pleasures of travel, playing bridge and 
dining out. She always enjoyed her close friends from Corning 
who lived near her in Florida. Eleanor worked as a teacher's 
aide, secretary and administrative assistant prior to her move 
to Florida in 1978. She moved to New Jersey in 1999 to be 
close to her son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren.
She is survived by one daughter, Marguerite "Peggy" Knouse of 
Somerset, NJ; one son, Jeffrey (Patricia) Knouse of 
Bridgewater, NJ; grandchildren: Jarryd, Dayna and Mackenzie 
Knouse; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Friday, July 5th from 10 until 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 the Reverend John D. Vertigan 
officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery in Corning.



Bessie M. Knowles 
BATH, NY | Bessie M. Knowles 77 of 34 Ash St. passed away 
Friday August 23, 2002 at the Taylor Health Center.
She was born April 10, 1925 in Wheeler, N.Y., the daughter of 
Bert and Edith Clark French. Her husband Eugene G. Knowles 
passed away November 17, 1998.
Bessie was a long-time member of the Wheeler Methodist Church 
and an employee of the Taylor Wine Co. retiring in the 
mid-1980s.
Surviving are her Daughter Barbara (James) Day of Victor, 
Brother Earl (Helen) French of Savona, Grandchildren Jeffrey 
(Jamie) Day of Bloomfield, and Susan (Bill) Morsch of Victor, 
Great Grandson James Day of Bloomfield several Nieces and 
Nephews.
Friends may call Monday from Noon to 2p.m. at the LaMarche 
Funeral Home of Hammondsport where Funeral services will take 
place at the conclusion of calling hours at 2p.m. Rev. 
Clifford F. Whitehead will officiate and Interment will be in 
Pleasant Valley Cemetery Hammondsport.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wheeler 
Methodist Church.



Mary W.  Knowlton 
Wellsboro, PA | Mary W. Knowlton, age 86, of R.D.5, Wellsboro, 
PA, died August 20, 2002 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial 
Hospital, Wellsboro. 
She was the wife of Rex D. Knowlton who died in 1988. Mary was 
born March 2, 1916 in Delmar Township, PA., the daughter of 
the late Truman W. and Charlotte Orr Walbridge.
She was a lifelong resident of Tioga County, a graduate of 
Elmira Business Institute and worked as Chief Clerk at PA. 
Department of Highways, and later was employed as a bookkeeper 
for Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital and Wilkinson-Dunn. 
She was a member of the Stony Fork Baptist Church and former 
member, along with her husband, of the Dairyman's League 
Corporation. She and her late husband operated a Dairy Farm 
for over forty years. 
Surviving are son, Donald E. Knowlton (Trish) of Wellsboro; 
sister, C. Lucile Walbridge of Hammondsport, NY; brother, 
Luther R. Walbridge, Sr. (Lucy) of Hammondsport, NY; two 
granddaughters, Karen Knowlton of Red Lion and Jodi Knowlton 
of Danville, VA; sister-in-law, Mrs. Wayne Knowlton (Mary E.); 
former daughter-in-law, Linda Knowlton; nieces, nephews, LuAnn 
Rees, Sara Crosby, Luke Walbridge, Kent Knowlton, Garth 
Knowlton, Mary Ann Walker, Mary Kay Knowlton and Bonnie 
McKenney; several grand nieces and nephews. 
Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life 
Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA on Thursday, 
August 22, 2002 from 7:00-9:00 P.M. Funeral on Friday, August 
23, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Eugene A. Charsky 
officiating. Burial in West Branch Cemetery. If desired, 
Memorials may be sent to the Green Free Library, 134 Main 
Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901.



Claude R.  Kohl 
PAINTED POST | Claude R. Kohl, loving husband, father, 
grandfather, and great grandfather, age 69, of Meads Creek 
Rd., passed away Thursday, July 4, 2002 at Corning Hospital.
Claude was born November 22, 1932 in Buffalo, NY, the son of 
the late Claude W. Phalen and Helen Kuhn. He married Lilya 
Stenzel in E. Aurora, NY on September 16, 1955. Claude had 
served in the US Air Force and was a member of the Addison 
American Legion. In 1988 he retired from his position of HVAC 
Engineer for the State of NY, working at various locations 
throughout the state.
He was a faithful servant of the Lord and a member of the 
Campbell Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. Claude was 
an avid sportsman and traveled to many states to hunt a 
variety of game. He enjoyed playing cards, traveling with his 
wife, and formerly raised German Shorthair Pointers. He loved 
spending his time with his family, especially his 
grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and he acted as a 
father figure to many. Claude was very well respected by his 
family, friends and co-workers.
Surviving is his wife of 46 years, Lilya "Lil"; daughters and 
sons-in-law, Donna (Charles) Woodcock of Addison, Diana 
(David) Burgess of Cameron Mills, Deborah (Anthony) Longbucco 
of Burdett; goddaughter, Lou Ann Labbee of Wayland; 
grandchildren, Jessica and Nicole Woodcock, Crystal, David Jr. 
and Chancy Burgess, Anna and Veronica Longbucco, Pamela Dixon, 
Victor Bickford and Russell Miller; great-grandchildren, 
Rebeka Lynn and Elizabeth Joris, Erica Jean Dixon. He was 
predeceased by his sisters, Annabelle Andolina and Joyce 
Mitrowski.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Campbell CM&A 
Church, Rte. 415 on Sunday, July 7, 2002 from 2-3 PM. A 
celebration of Claude's life will follow at 3 PM with Pastor 
Ray Fritz officiating.
The family will provide flowers. Those wishing may direct 
memorial donations in Claude's name to Southern Tier Lupus 
Foundation, 19 Chenango St., Suite 810, Binghamton, NY 13902 
or Campbell CM&A Church, PO Box 459, Campbell, NY 14821. 
Arrangements are with Carpenter's Funeral Home, Corning.



Frances Mary  Kohut 
ELKLAND, PA | Frances Mary Kohut of 108 First Street, Elkland, 
PA entered peacefully into eternal rest at home on Monday, 
July 22, 2002. She was born on June 26, 1917, the daughter of 
Francis and Julia Piecuch. A life long resident of Elkland, 
PA, she graduated from Elkland High School in 1935 as the 
class valedictorian and was employed by the Pattison National 
Bank as their Assistant Cashier for several years. She also 
did bookkeeping and tax return preparation for many local 
businesses and was the past Secretary of the Highland Cemetery 
Association. She married John J. Kohut of Corning, NY on 
September 14, 1940. He predeceased her in 1978. A son, David 
Kohut also predeceased her in 1994. Frances was a life long 
parishioner of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in 
Elkland, PA and for many years attended daily Mass at St. 
Thomas.
Frances was a much-loved mother of nine children, grandmother 
of twenty-three, and great grandmother of fifteen. She 
inspired us all by living her life quietly with dignity and 
compassion. Frances was devoted to her faith and her family. 
Her legacy to her extended family includes the great gift of 
her faith to all of us.
Immediate survivors include son, John Kohut of Elkland, PA; 
daughter Julia (Thomas) Baker of Knoxville, PA; 
daughter-in-law, Donna Kohut Brass of Woodhull, NY; son, 
Francis Mark (Jean) Kohut of Elkland, PA; son, Michael (Paula) 
Kohut of Osceola, PA; son, Thomas (Sheila) Kohut of Osceola, 
PA; daughter, Mary Heitzenrater of Elkland, PA; daughter, 
Katherine (Steven) King of Elkland, PA; daughter, Andrea 
(Richard) Ketchum of Painted Post, NY and a sister, Mrs. 
Cecilia (Piecuch) Souza of Hayward, CA.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Thomas the 
Apostle Catholic Church on Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at 10:00 
a.m., the Reverend Wieslaw Ziebacz officiating. There will be 
no calling hours, and burial will be in Highland Cemetery. The 
family will provide flowers, and requests that memorials be 
made to St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 111 First Street, 
Elkland, PA. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home 
Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA 16920.



Robert George  Kolcun
Kolcun, George Robert Age 82 of Pine Street, Big Flats NY 
Passed away on Thursday July 25th, 2002 at his home surrounded 
by his loving family. He was born on March 5th, 1920 in 
Taylor, PA to the late Alexander George and Anna (Belensky) 
Kolcun. He married Vivian Thomas on February 10th, 1945 at St. 
Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Corning, NY. They 
celebrated their 57th anniversary in February. He retired from 
Corning, Inc. with over 42 years of service and recently 
received his 60-year pin.
Survivors include his wife Vivian, daughters Janet (Joseph) 
Ruhmel of Horseheads, NY, Barbara (Larry) Clark of Horseheads, 
NY, Nancy (Alan) Terwilliger of Indianapolis, IN, a son Robert 
(Renee) Kolcun of Cicero, NY, grandchildren Joseph, Jeffrey 
(Susie) and David Ruhmel; Stephanie (Bryan) Goldstein, 
Jennifer Clark, Matthew, Patrick (Jennifer), and Adam 
Terwilliger; Mitchell and Ryan Kolcun; great-granchildren 
Cassidy and Tyler Rhumel; Alexander and Nicole Goldstein; 
Hannah Terw-illiger; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Predeceased by 5 sisters and 1 brotehr. George was a member of 
the Horseheads Elks Lodge BPOE #2297 for over 20 years. He was 
named the 1990-1991 Elk of the Year and served as a trustee 
and volunteer. He was a member of the Local 1000 and served 
many years on the board as executive committeeman for the Big 
Flats Plant. George was also past president of the Local 1000 
Retiree's Group. He was also a past member of the Board of 
Directors of the Corning Credit Union. George was a loving and 
devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. 
His family would like to extend their thanks to the Southern 
Tier Hospice for their kindness and the friendship of his 
doctor Dr. Ronald Kahn. 
Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral 
Home 14 E. Pulteney Street Corning, NY on Sunday July 28th 
from 2-4 and 7-9 there will be an Elks service at 3:45 PM. A 
mass of Christian burial on Monday. July 29th at 9:30 AM on 
St. Mary's Church Corning, NY. Committal services will follow 
at St. Peter and Paul cemetery Elmira NY.



George Robert  Kolcun 
BIG FLATS | George Robert Kolcun, age 82 of Pine Street, Big 
Flats, NY, passed away on Thursday, July 25th, 2002 at his 
home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 
5th, 1920 in Taylor, PA to the late Alexander George and Anna 
(Belensky) Kolcun. He married Vivian Thomas on February 10th, 
1945 at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Corning, NY. 
They celebrated their 57th Anniversary in February. He retired 
from Corning, Inc. with over 42 years of service and had 
recently received his 60-year pin.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian; daughters, Janet (Joseph) 
Ruhmel of Horseheads, NY, Barbara (Larry) Clark of Horseheads, 
NY and Nancy (Alan) Terwilliger of Inianapolis, IN; a son, 
Robert (Renee) Kolcun of Cicero, NY, grandchildren: Joseph, 
Jeffrey (Susie), and David Ruhmel; Stephanie (Bryan) 
Goldstein, Jennifer Clark, Matthew, Patrick (Jennifer) and 
Adam Terwilliger; Mitchell and Ryan Kolcun; 
great-grandchildren, Cassidy and Tyler Rhumel; Alexander and 
Nicole Goldstein; Hannah Terwilliger and several nieces, 
nephews and cousins.
He is predeceased by 5 sisters and 1 brother.
George was a member of the Horseheads Elks Lodge BPOE #2297 
for over 20 years. He was named the 1990-1991 Elk of the Year 
and served as a trustee and volunteer. He was a member of the 
Local 1000 and served many years on the board as executive 
committeeman for the Big Flats Plant. George was also a past 
president of the Local 1000 Retiree's Group. He was also a 
past member of the Board of Directors of the Corning Credit 
Union. 
George was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather 
and great-grandfather. His family would like to extend their 
thanks to the Southern Tier Hospice for their kindness and the 
friendship of his doctor, Dr. Ronald Kahn.
Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral 
Home 14 E. Pulteney Street, Corning, NY on Sunday, July 28th 
from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. There will be an Elks service at 3:45 PM. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, July 29th 
at 9:30 AM at St. Mary's Church, Corning, NY. Committal 
services will follow at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Elmira, 
NY.



Irene C.  Kosakoski 
FAIRPORT, N.Y. | Irene C. Kosakoski 85 years formerly of 
Corning NY, entered into rest following a long illness, Friday 
August 16, 2002 at the Fairport Baptist Homes.
Born in 1917 in Shamokin, PA, Irene lived most of her life in 
Corning, NY before moving to Rochester in 1994. She was 
predeceased by her husband, Anthony, parents Robert and 
Catherine Smoogen and brothers; Leonard, Robert, and Jack 
Smoogen. 
She is survived and loved by her children, MarryAnn (Sisters 
of Mercy) of Rochester, NY and Bob (Rosemary) Kosakoski of 
Roswell, GA. She is the beloved Busia to her grandsons, Edward 
Kosakoski of Woodland Hills, CA and Robert (Nina) Kosakoski of 
Smyra, GA. Loving sister of Esther (Bob) Johnson of Lake 
Placid, FL. Also several nieces, nephews, many faithful 
friends and caretakers at Fairport Baptist Homes. 
Irene's interests were cooking, sewing and gardening. She 
loved a good game of Gin Rummy and a night out at Bingo. Above 
all she loved Corning and was truly faithful to her God, her 
family and her friends. Her family and friends will be forever 
blessed by her courage and grace, May we be faithful to her 
memory always.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St., 
Corning, NY, Tuesday August 20, 2002 from 4-8pm. A Mass of 
Christian Burial will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 
Corning, NY, Wednesday August 21, 2002 at 11:30am followed by 
Committal Prayers and Interment in the family plot at St. 
Mary's Cemetery.
To honor her memory, donations may be made to the Sisters of 
Mercy, 1437 Blossom Rd., Rochester, NY 14610 or the Fairport 
Baptist Homes, 4646 Nine Mile Pt. Rd., Fairport, NY 14450.



Irene C.  Kosakoski 
FAIRPORT, NY | Irene C. Kosakoski, 85 years, formerly of 
Corning, NY, entered into rest following a long illness, 
Friday, August 16, 2002 at the Fairport Baptist Homes.
Born in 1917 in Shamokin, PA, Irene lived most of her life in 
Corning, NY before moving to Rochester in 1994. She was 
predeceased by her husband, Anthony, parents Robert and 
Catherine Smoogen and brothers, Leonard, Robert and Jack 
Smoogen.
She is survived and loved by her children, MaryAnn (Sisters of 
Mercy) of Rochester, NY and Bob (Rosemary) Kosakoski of 
Roswell, GA. She is the beloved Busia to her grandsons, Edward 
Kosakoski of Woodland Hills, CA and Robert (Nina) Kosakoski of 
Smyra, GA. Loving sister Esther (Bob) Johnson of Lake Placid, 
FL; also several nieces, nephews, many faithful friends and 
caretakers at Fairport Baptist Homes.
Irene's interests were cooking, sewing and gardening. She 
loved a good game of Gin Rummy and a night out at Bingo. Above 
all, she loved Corning and was truly faithful to her God, her 
family and her friends. Her family and friends will be forever 
blessed by her courage and grace. May we be faithful to her 
memory always.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First 
St., Corning, NY, Tuesday, August 20, 2002 from 4-8pm. A Mass 
of Christian Burial will be held at St. Vincent de Paul 
Church, Corning, NY, Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at 11:30am, 
followed by Committal Prayers and Interment in the family plot 
at St. Mary's Cemetery.
To honor her memory, donations may be made to the Sisters of 
Mercy, 1437 Blossom Rd., Rochester, NY 14610 or the Fairport 
Baptist Homes, 4646 Nine Mile Pt. Rd., Fairport, NY 14450.



Patricia A.  Kosty 
HORNBY | Patricia A. Kosty, age 69, of Hornby passed away on 
August 13, 2002 at Corning Hospital.
She was born on February 16, 1933 in Corning, the daughter of 
the late John and Ethelyn Quigley Peacock.
Patricia worked in the admissions department at Corning 
Hospital until her retirement in 1995.
She was a member of the Hornby United Congregational Church, 
VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Women of the Moose, Hornby Volunteer 
Fire Department and Hornbycrafters. She was on the Hornby Town 
Planning Board and worked as an election inspector.
Surviving Patricia are her stepson, Kevin Kosty of Alexandria, 
VA; granddaughter, Stephanie (Daniel) Stratton of Corning; 
great grandson, Austin Stratton and good friends Sharon 
Landolf of Horseheads, Lew and Trevor Collins of Horseheads 
and Jean Kosty of Avoca.
She was preceded in death by her husband Henry J. Kosty; 
daughter, Julie Lanspery and stepson, Kermit Kosty.
Friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home on 
Friday, August 16, 2002 from 5-8 PM. A funeral service will be 
held at the funeral home at 8:00 PM with the Rev. Richard 
Hubbard officiating. Burial will be in the Hornby Central 
Valley Cemetery.
Those wishing may make memorial donations in Patricia's name 
to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905 or 
the Hornby United Congregational Church, County Rte. 41, 
Hornby, NY 14812.



Stephen T.  Kowal 
BATH | Stephen T. Kowal, 81, of 7241 Mitchellsville Road, 
Bath, entered into rest Friday, July 19, 2002 at Fred and 
Harriett Taylor Health Center.
Stephen was born December 12, 1920 in Buffalo, N.Y., and was 
an Army Veteran of World War II.
Stephen owned and operated the Kowal Firestone Store on East 
Steuben St. for 9 years, and then opened the Kowal Discount 
Store on East Washington St., operating the store for 9 years.
Stephen is survived by his wife, Catherine Kowal of Bath; and 
several nieces and nephews.
At Stephen's request, there will be no calling hours or 
funeral service. Memorials may be made to the Bath Ambulance 
Corps. in Stephen's memory. Arrangements are being handled by 
Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath.



Keith Charles  Krause
CAMPBELL | Keith Charles Krause, age 35, of Colonial Circle, 
Campbell, NY died unexpectedly, Thursday, May 2, 2002 at the 
Corning Hospital.
Keith was born in Corning on May 27, 1966 the son of Kenneth 
and Edwinna (Pisklo) Krause. He had been a paperboy for the 
Corning Leader for 10 years, was a graduate of Corning-Painted 
Post East High School, and attended Corning Community College 
for Computer Science. Keith loved to be outdoors and was an 
avid gardener. He was a volunteer at the Corning Senior Center 
and attended St. Joseph's Church in Campbell and St. Vincent 
de Paul Church in Corning. He was a very kind man with a great 
sense of humor who loved to play his saxaphone.
He is survived by his mother, Edwinna of Campbell; two 
sisters: Evelyn (David) Senecel of Albany, NY, Gloria (Glen) 
Campbell of Land O Lakes, FL; one brother: Stanley (Kazimiera) 
Strzepek of Elmira; nephew and nieces, Kevin Campbell, Maria 
and Valerie Strzepek and several cousins.
Calling hours will be Monday, May 6, 2002 from 1-3 PM at the 
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. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in 
Bath.



Gilbert  Krisik 
Corning, NY | Gilbert Krisik age 71, of 220 Tioga Avenue, 
Dayspring II, died Friday, September 6, 2002 at his home. 
He was born in Chicago, IL on February 25, 1931 the son of the 
late Albert and the late Esther (Filtonborg) Krisik. Gil 
served in the United States Army and was employed by the 
Teamsters Union 786, Chicago, IL as a Pension Administrator. 
He loved fishing and was a member of the John P. Eaton Post of 
the American Legion in Corning and had been a volunteer 
fireman in Palos Park, IL. He was predeceased in death by a 
brother Donald Krisik in 1994.
He is survived by two daughters; Sharon (Alfred) Semmier of 
Phoenix, AZ and Joyce (Vaughn) VanSkiver of 
Campbell, one son; Kenneth (Wendy) Krisik of Avondale, AZ, a 
sister-in-law Lois Krisik of Chicago, IL, 10 grandchildren, 
several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Monday from 3-5PM at the 
Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, where 
Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling 
hours at 5:00PM with Reverend Paul Piraino officiating. Burial 
will be in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 
P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.



Edward  Krockmalski 
PAINTED POST | Edward Krockmalski, 91, of 139 East High 
Street, Painted Post, NY died Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 
Corning Hospital.
He was born November 12, 1910 in Rochester, NY the son of the 
late Victor and Bernice Krockmalski. He was predeceased in 
January of 1989 by his loving wife Lottie Krockmalski.
Ed graduated from the University of Rochester and the 
University of Michigan. He was a Chemist for Corning Inc. 
retiring in 1972 with over 35 years of active service.
He is survived by his daughter, Valerie (Jim) Nobles of 
Painted Post; a son, Karl Kromal of Painted post; a sister, 
Eugenia (Arthur) Kasperski of Rochester; 3 grandchildren, Ed 
Siska, Al Siska and Kristie (Tom) Brady; two great 
granddaughters, Brianna Brady and Tracy Nobles. 
There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held 
at the convenience of the family.
Acly Stover Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.



Catherine M. (Kay) Krohn
BATH | Catherine M. (Kay) Krohn, age 80 of 6 Hickory Street, 
Bath, NY, passed away Monday, February 25, 2002 at home.
She was born in Barrington May 1, 1921 a daughter of William 
A. and Alma Dennis Green Sr. She was a homemaker and member of 
the Eastern Star, Geneva, NY.
Survivors include her husband, Robert J. Krohn; son, Samuel C. 
(Sandra) Krohn of Bath; daughter, Mrs. (Nolan) Sandra Smith of 
Winter Haven, FL; brothers, William Green Jr. of Smithtown, NY 
and John (Connie) Green of Brookfield, NY; grandchildren: 
Jason and Rachel Krohn of Bath and Pete Rask of Rochester, NY 
and 1 great grandchild, Dane.
Calling hours will be observed at the Weldon Funeral Home, 
Penn Yan from 2-4 and 7-9 PM Wednesday, February 27, 2002. A 
funeral service will be held at the funeral home Thursday, 
February 28, 2002 at 10:00 AM. Rev. Barbara Gifford will 
officiate. Burial will be in Holy Ghost Cemetery, Rochester, 
NY.
Memorial donations may be made to the Southern Tier Hospice, 
Corning, NY. 



C. Henry  Kruidenier 
PITTSFIELD, MA | C. Henry Kruidenier, 93, former executive at 
Corning Glass Works and former member of First Methodist 
Church, died Thursday, August 22, 2002 at Berkshire Medical 
Center in Pittsfield, MA following a brief illness. He had 
resided at kimball Farms in Lenox, MA since December 1989.
The son of missionaries, he was born the youngest of eight 
children of Jerremias and Henrietta Poel Kruidenier in Tantah, 
Egypt on February 9, 1909. He and his family returned to 
Michigan in 1911. They returned to Egypt in 1914 where he 
attended the English School in Cairo until 1919. The family 
traveled again in 1919 to Illinois and Iowa. Upon returning to 
Cairo in 1922, he attended the American University in Cairo 
until 1925. Returning to the U.S., Henry graduated from 
Monmouth High School, Monmouth, Illinois and received a B.S. 
Degree from Monmouth College, majoring in Economics. In 1935 
he received a MBA from Harvard University School of Business. 
Henry retired from Corning Glass Works in 1972 where he served 
as Assistant Treasurer for many years. While working for 
Corning Glass, he also served as Treasurer for Corning Museum 
of Glass, Treasurer of the Corning Foundation and Treasurer of 
Steuben Glass. He also served, with great pride, as Trustee of 
Corning Savings and Loan and was an active member of the First 
Methodist Church in Corning. Prior to this, he worked as a 
Certified Public Accountant from 1935 until 1940 for Price 
Waterhouse Company in New York, New York.
While living on Cape Cod during his retirement years, Henry 
actively volunteered his accounting skill to Senior Services 
in Orleans, MA and the Provincetown and Chatham Housing 
Authorities. Later, while living at Kimball Farms, Henry again 
used these same skills to help with the Residents' 
Association, the Annual Staff Fund, the Thrift Shop and the 
Pinnacle Store. He completely enjoyed his work with the 
residents of Kimball Farms and enjoyed many cups of coffee in 
the Pinnacle Store and many fine evenings with friends.
Henry was married to A. Kathryn Hand on August 14, 1937. Mrs. 
Kruidenier predeceased her husband in 1983. Henry was also 
predeceased by his eldest son, Daniel, in 1975.
He is survived by his daughter, Alice J. Kruidenier and her 
husband, Greg Morrill of Stowe, VT and his son, James A. 
Kruidenier and Adele Tanner of Amherst, MA. He also leaves his 
grandchildren, Laura K. Winters and her husband, Paul Winters 
of Stowe, VT and Curtis J. Nichols and his wife, Joanne of 
Windham, ME; great-grandchildren, Jessica Schuyler, Jacob 
Henry Winters and Jillian Marie Nichols and his son-in-law, 
Curtis Nichols and his wife Susan of Jericho, VT.
Henry generously donated to numerous charities and so his 
family requests any donations be made to the charity on one's 
choice, in memory of Henry and his desire to always give to 
those in need, through Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home, 426 
Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230. Remembrances, 
memories and reflections may be sent to the Kruidenier family 
through finnerty@bcn.net.
A reception for friends and family will be held at a later 
date. Information may be obtained by contacting Kimball Farms 
in Lenox, MA. A private inurnment will be on Cape Cod, in 
Orleans, MA.



Gene G. "Pappy"  Kuhn
PRATTSBURGH | Gene G. "Pappy" Kuhn, 73, of Davis Road, 
Prattsburgh, formerly of Huntington, WV, died Monday, February 
18, 2002 at home. Mr. Kuhn was born in Carbondale, West 
Virginia August 8, 1928 the son of the late Fred and Mary Lois 
(Lipford) Kuhn. He was retired after 33 years as Supervisor of 
Construction Management at Marshall University in Huntington, 
WV. He was an Army Veteran serving from 1946 to 1948.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores Paige Stocum Kuhn of 
Prattsburgh, NY; 4 children: Michael Kuhn of Branchport, NY, 
Cynthia (George) Gonsowski, Pamela (Bill) Oakes and Fred 
(Susan) Kuhn all of WV; his sister, Mary Jane (Sam) Lazarus of 
Port St. Lucie, FL; 9 grandchildren: Andrew Kuhn, Molly Kuhn, 
Sarah Kuhn, Courtney Gonsowski, Jeremy Gonsowski, Shenan 
Villegas, Matthew Oakes, Amy Cellini and Jennifer Oakes; 9 
great grandchildren; step-children: Wendy (Bob) Bastian, Judy 
(Peter) Parker, Donald (Ginny) Stocum and Eric Stocum all of 
NY; 6 step-grandchildren and 1 step-great grandchild. Also his 
extended family, Linda Jones, Christina Derleth, Judy Derleth 
Kuhn and Connie Pemberton.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, February 22nd at 11:00 
AM at the Bath VA Union Chapel with Chaplain Linda Leibhart 
officiating. Memorials may be made c/o Gene Kuhn Scholarship 
Fund, The Marshall University Foundation Inc., One John 
Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25755. Arrangements by Fagan's 
Funeral Home of Bath, NY. 



Marguerite M.  Labarr
SAVONA, NY | Marguerite M. LaBarr, 84 of 8000 Hamilton Road, 
Savona, NY, passed away Monday, April 29, 2002 at Ira 
Davenport Hospital in Bath, NY.
She was born March 31, 1918 in Tyrone (Wayne) to the late Anna 
and A. J. Carlton and her step father Blaine Potter who 
predeceased her in 1967.
Marguerite is survived by one daughter, Helen (Harry) Ogden of 
Savona, NY, two sons, Robert (Marylo) Lauglin of Corning, NY 
and Barnard (June) Lauglin of Delaware, Maryland, 11 
grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and several nieces and 
nephews; two brothers, Richard (Julie) Potter of Painted Post, 
Robert Potter of Beaver Dams and one sister, Janie (Tom) 
McPhee of Lantana, Florida.
Friends may call at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath 
Thursday, May 2, 2002 from 7 to 9 pm and Friday, May 3, 2002 
from noon to 2 pm. The Funeral Service will follow at the 
funeral home at 2:00 pm with Reverend Jeffery McDowell 
officiating. Burial will be in Town Line.



Marguerite M.  LaBarr
SAVONA, NY | Marguerite M. LaBarr, 84 of 8000 Hamilton Road, 
Savona, NY, passed away Monday, April 29, 2002 at Ira 
Davenport Hospital in Bath, NY.
She was born March 31, 1918 in Tyrone (Wayne) to the late Anna 
and A. J. Carlton and her step father Blaine Potter who 
predeceased her in 1967.
Marguerite is survived by one daughter, Helen (Harry) Ogden of 
Savona, NY, two sons, Robert (Marylo) Lauglin of Corning, NY 
and Barnard (June) Lauglin of Delaware, Maryland, 11 
grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and several nieces and 
nephews; two brothers, Richard (Julie) Potter of Painted Post, 
Robert Potter of Beaver Dams and one sister, Janie (Tom) 
McPhee of Lantana, Florida.
Friends may call at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath 
Thursday, May 2, 2002 from 7 to 9 pm and Friday, May 3, 2002 
from noon to 2 pm. The Funeral Service will follow at the 
funeral home at 2:00 pm with Reverend Jeffery McDowell 
officiating. Burial will be in Town Line Cemetery, Cameron 
Mills, NY.



Christine Marie LaDieu
CORNING, NY | Christine Marie LaDieu, 40, of Telephone Road, 
Corning, NY died Friday, June 14, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden 
Medical Center in Elmira, NY.
Christine was born in Corning on February 23, 1962 the 
daughter of Lorenzo and Margaret (Chambers) King. She was 
employed by Pathways Inc., in Corning, had worked as a 
beautician, and as a waitress for Foodmart. She loved the 
outdoors and animals of all kinds.
She is survived by her parents; Lorenzo and Margaret King, 
sons; Michael and Nicholas LaDieu, companion; Michael Miller, 
step sons; Josh and Steve Miller, one brother; Joseph 
(Elizabeth) King, a special aunt and uncle, Helen and Daniel 
West; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and 
friends.
Calling hours will be held on Monday June 17, 2002 from 1-3PM 
and 6-8PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., 
Corning, where funeral services will be held at the conclusion 
of calling hours at 8:00PM. Burial will be in Barnard 
Cemetery, Caton.
Memorial donations may be made in her name to a charity of 
ones choice.



Christine Marie  LaDieu 
CORNING, NY | Christine Marie LaDieu, 40, of Telephone Road, 
Corning, NY died Friday, June 14, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden 
Medical Center in Elmira, NY.
Christine was born in Corning on February 23, 1962 the 
daughter of Lorenzo and Margaret (Chambers) King. She was 
employed by Pathways Inc., in Corning, had worked as a 
beautician, and as a waitress for Foodmart. She loved the 
outdoors and animals of all kinds.
She is survived by her parents; Lorenzo and Margaret King, 
sons; Michael and Nicholas LaDieu, companion; Michael Miller, 
step sons; Josh and Steve Miller, one brother; Joseph 
(Elizabeth) King, a special aunt and uncle, Helen and Daniel 
West; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and 
friends.
Calling hours will be held on Monday June 17, 2002 from 1-3PM 
and 6-8PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., 
Corning, where funeral services will be held at the conclusion 
of calling hours at 8:00PM. Burial will be in Barnard 
Cemetery, Caton.
Memorial donations may be made in her name to a charity of 
ones choice.



Elizabeth "Aunt Liz" M. Landin 
BATH | Elizabeth "Aunt Liz" M. Landin, 83, of 25 Ash St., 
passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at Arnot Ogden Medical 
Center, Elmira, NY.
She was born September 1, 1918 in Corning, NY to Joseph and 
Carrie Gelo Miller. Liz was a member of St. Gabriel's Church 
in Hammondsport, NY, the Moose Club, the American Legion 
Auxiliary, and a volunteer at the Ira Davenport Memorial 
Hospital, Bath, NY. She was also an active member in K. 
Venture Senior Citizen Group.
Liz is survived by her son, Joseph (Patricia) Landin of 
Sherman Oaks, CA; one brother, Gerald (Gladys) Miller, 
Corning, NY; three sisters, Josephine (Arthur) Nelson of 
Painted Post, NY, Teresa Gleason of Corning, NY and Anna 
Miller of Corning, NY; one granddaughter, Carrie Landin of CA; 
one sister-in-law Betty Miller of Savona, NY; a special niece 
Elizabeth Davidson of Savona, NY and several other nieces and 
nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers Nicholas, 
Domonick, Frank, Alfred, Joseph, Carmen, and Anthony Miller 
and her sisters, Rose Miller and Florence Miller.
There will be no visitation. A Mass of Resurrection will be 
held at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, Hammondsport, NY on 
Monday, April 15th at 11:00am with Father Phillip Billotte, 
celebrant. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in 
Seamens Cemetery, Savona, NY. Memorials may be made to St. 
Gabriel's Catholic Church, Hammond-sport, NY. Arrangements by 
Seager-Jones Funeral Home, Bath, NY.



Margaret "Peg" McCarthy  Landis
ELMIRA, NY | Margaret "Peg" McCarthy Landis 75 years (loving & 
devoted wife and mother) of 5 Crestwood Rd., Corning, NY, died 
Saturday, May 4, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.
She was born November 8, 1926 in Spangler, PA, the daughter of 
the late Jeramiah G. and Mary Kelly McCarthy. She relocated to 
the Corning area with her family and lived most of her 
lifetime here, graduating from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic 
School and Northside High School.
Peg McCarthy and Bob Landis were married June 14, 1947 in St. 
Vincent de Paul Church in Corning.
She was employed as a Secretary and assistant to the Director 
of Personnel of the Apparatus Division of Corning Inc., 
retiring in 1977 with 25 years service with the company.
Peg was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Vincent 
de Paul Church, Past member of the National Secretaries 
Association and a member of the Northside Graduates "Girls of 
'44". She enjoyed bowling and was a past member of the Women's 
Bowling League. Peg was an excellent homemaker & cook and 
enjoyed every minute of it.
She is survived by husband, Charles "Bob" Landis; daughter, 
Pamela (James) Bennett of Elmira, NY; three sisters, Grace 
(Frank) Wilson of Painted Post, NY, Rita McCaffery of Corning, 
NY and Maureen McCarthy of Corning, NY; two sisters-in law, 
Mary McCarthy of Binghamton, NY and Joanna McCarthy of 
Schenectady, NY; one aunt, Loretta Kelly of Spangler, PA and 
one uncle, Lou Scarnato of Butler, PA.
Predeceasing her were two brothers, Paul McCarthy and Jeramiah 
G. McCarthy.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First 
St., Corning, NY, Thursday, May 9, 2002 from 4-7pm. A Prayer 
Service will be offered Friday, May 10, 2002 at 9:00am at the 
Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am 
at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Committal Prayers & Interment 
will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY.



Theodore R.  Lane 
BATAVIA | Theodore R. Lane, 96, of Genesee County Nursing 
Home, formerly of Bath, NY, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 
2002.
He was born May 18, 1906 in Bath, NY to James H. and Orphia 
Merwin Lane.
He worked as an Auctioneer and was the owner and operator of 
the Second Hand Store in Bath, NY.
Theodore is survived by three sons, Clair Lane of Basom, NY, 
Arthur Lane of Bath, NY and Earl Lane of Vermont and Florida; 
one daughter, Jean Rook of Bath, NY; eight grandchildren, 
several great grandchildren,, two great great grandchildren 
and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at Grove Cemetery, Bath, NY 
Thursday, July 25th at 3:30 PM with Rev. Moses Baker 
officiating. Services arranged by Seager-Jones Funeral Home, 
Bath, NY



Alberta D.  Lathrop
PENN YAN, NY | Alberta D. Lathrop, formerly of Bath, NY, died 
Monday, May 13, 2002 at the Penn Yan Homestead Nursing Home at 
the age of 74. She was born October 7, 1927 in Howard, NY the 
daughter of the late Ernest & Lena Weldon Hamilton. She is 
predeceased by husband, Frank Wayne Lathrop in May 1982.
Alberta is survived by her three children: Ernest (Diann) 
Lathrop of Bath, Sandra (Rick) Kaczynki of Penn Yan and Tammy 
(Kevin) Rawleigh of Bath; six grandchildren: Timothy Lathrop, 
Kimberly (Curt) Loghry, Ryan Rooks, Jillian Rooks, Aaron 
Rawleigh and Tiffany Rawleigh. In addition, she has three 
great granddaughters: Megan, Morgan and Taylor. She is also 
survived by four brothers and one sister, several nieces and 
nephews.
Calling hours are being observed Wednesday, May 15, 2002 from 
1-3 and 6-8 pm at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath with a 
Moose Service there at 7:45 pm. Funeral and Committal services 
will be held at the funeral home Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 
11:00 am, the Rev. Daniel Pickering officiating. Burial will 
be held in Valley View Cemetery, Avoca, NY.
Contributions may be made, in Alberta's memory, to the Women 
of the Moose, Penn Yan, New York 14527.



Gordon F.  Latour
BATH, NY | Gordon F. Latour, 85, of 33 Vermont Street, Bath, 
died Monday, March 4, 2002 at the Bath V.A.M.C.
Mr. Latour was born in Saranac Lake, NY, June 10, 1916 the son 
of the late Francis and Elizabeth (Mahar) Latour.
He was a retired office manager from Lane Pipe in Bath, NY. He 
was an Army Veteran.
He is survived by his wife, with whom he celebrated 51 years 
of marriage in May 2001, Mary Latour of Bath, NY; 4 sons, 
David (Nancy) Latour of Bath, NY, Bruce (Barbara) Latour of 
Cleveland, OH, Michael (Janet) Latour of Corning, NY and 
Steven Latour and Meg Kwasnoski of Washington, DC, 2 
grandsons, Brian Latour and Christopher Latour and 2 grand 
daughters Ryan and Lauren.
He was predeceased by his sister Eleanor Bailey in 2001 and 
his brother Albert Latour in 1943.
A Memorial Mass will be held at the Bath VA Union Chapel on 
Tuesday, March 12th at 11:00AM with Reverend David Carson as 
celebrant. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Gordon's 
name may be made to the Bath V.A.M.C. Att: Volunteer Services, 
76 Veterans Way, Bath, NY 14810. Fagan's Funeral Home in 
charge of arrangements.



Edward B.  Leiter 
ELMIRA | Edward B. Leiter, 79, of Washington Street, Elmira 
and a resident of Bath, NY for many years, died Friday, May 
31, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira. Mr. Leiter was born 
in Dansville, NY October 4, 1922 the son of the late Edward 
and Minnie (Mahus) Leiter. He was a Machine Operator for the 
Stone Quarry in Batavia, NY.
He is survived by his wife, Bertha Buckley Leiter of Bath, NY; 
2 brothers, John (Arda) Leiter of Hilton, NY and Carl (Wanita) 
Leiter of Dundee, NY; 7 sisters, Gert Blim of Dundee, NY, Mary 
Leiter of Graymoor, NY, Lillian Levee of Dansville, NY, 
Alberta Leiter of FL, Helen (Clyde) Selbig of Dansville, NY, 
May (Jack) Milby of FL and Cora (Richard) Patterson of 
Dansville, NY; 4 brothers-in-law, Fred (Norma) Buckley, Robert 
(Annette) Buckley, Floyd (Evelyn) Buckley and Roger (Lottie) 
Rumsey all of Savona, NY; his sister-in-law, Mildred Wachala 
of Dundee, NY and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call today, June 4th from 1:00-2:00 PM at Fagan's 
Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St., Bath. Funeral Services will 
follow at 2:00 PM at the Funeral Home with Reverend Moses 
Baker officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, 
Hammondsport.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Edward's name may be made to 
the Steuben County Health Care Facility, 7002 Mt. Washington 
Road, Bath, NY 14810. 



Elizabeth J.  Leonard
HORNELL | Elizabeth J. Leonard, 84, of 434 Monroe Avenue, 
Hornell, NY died Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at Hornell Gardens.
She was born in Lyndora, PA, August 31, 1917, the daughter of 
the late George and Mary (Daly) Pollock. She was the wife of 
the late Donald Leonard who predeceased her in August 1992. 
She was employed by Cosmetically Yours in Yonkers, NY. She 
lived in Savona, NY from 1992 until she moved into Hornell 
Gardens. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in 
Yonkers.
She is survived by her daughter, JoAnn Leonard of Savona, NY; 
her son-in-law, Bernard Brennan of Savona, NY; two sisters, 
Mary Doctor and Margaret Clark, both of Lyndora, PA and 
several nieces and nephews in Lyndora and Long Island.
There will be no calling hours. A Graveside Service will be 
held Friday at 11:00 AM at Bath National Cemetery, with Rev. 
Richard Shatzel officiating. Memorials may be made to 
Alzheimer's Association, Rochester Chapter, 435 E. Henrietta 
Road, Rochester, NY 14620. Arrangements by Fagan's Funeral 
Home of Bath.



Leo Frederick Lesh 
CORNING | Leo Frederick Lesh 78 years of 267 E. Pulteney St., 
died Tuesday March 19, 2002 at the Corning Hospital.
He was born July 26, 1923 in Corning, NY, the son of the late 
Leo Martin and Sara Blackman Lesh. A lifetime resident of 
Corning and a graduate of St. Mary's Catholic School and 
Corning Free Academy. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during 
World War II (1943-46).
Leo and Mary Cilip were married November 7, 1942 at St. Mary's 
Church, Corning, NY.
He began his employment years with Chowning Regulator, and 
left to served his country during World War II. Upon his 
return from the war he became employed with Ingersoll Rand & 
Bendix Regulator Corp., as manufacturing engineer and retired 
from Ingersoll Rand on December 31, 1982 with 22 years with 
the company. Following his retirement, he was employed as an 
engineer with Schweizer Aircraft until 1986.
He was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Mary's 
Church. He was a lifetime member and past chairman of the 
Society of Manufacturing Engineers Chapter #24 and past member 
of the Corning Lodge of Elks #1071.
Leo was a family man, loving husband, father and grandfather. 
He was a soft-spoken man with a wonderful sense of humor. He 
truly loved Keuka Lake with all its beauty and activities.
Surviving, his beloved wife of 59 years, Mary and daughter; 
Nancy (Dr. Michael) Lesh Cilip of Corning, NY and son; Leo 
Michael (Leslie) Lesh of Montrose, CA. Grandchildren, Ashley 
and Leighana Marsch. Sister, Mildred Dart of Corning, NY. 
Sister-in-law; Anna Dumbaugh of Painted Post, NY. Also several 
nieces and nephews.
Three sisters, Margaret Wolfe, Mary Yorio and Christina 
Johnson predeceased him.
There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial 
will be celebrated Saturday March 23, 2002 at 9:30 am at St. 
Mary's Church, Corning, NY, the Rev. Francis Davis celebrant. 
The family would appreciate Memorial donations be given in his 
name to All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY 
14830.
Arrangements are with the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First 
St., Corning, NY.



Sharyn L. (Mitchell)  Little
PAINTED POST | Sharyn L. (Mitchell) Little age 55, of Indian 
Pipe, Painted Post, NY died Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at Corning 
Hospital.
Sharyn was born in Corning on January 22, 1947, the daughter 
of Royce and the late Charlotte (MacAuley) Mitchell. She was 
the wife of Jack Little whom she married in August of 2001. 
Sharyn was employed at the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, PA as a 
Practice Manager for over 15 years. She was a member of the 
Assembly of God Church in Corning and was a leader in the 
children's ministry. Sharyn enjoyed working with children and 
touched the lives of hundreds of children in the area for the 
Lord.
She is survived by her husband Jack Little of Painted Post; 
one daughter, Amy Pchinow of Rochester; one son, Stephen 
Pchinow of Syracuse; her father, Royce Mitchell of Corning; 
step children: Shannon Schmidt and Sarah, Stephen, Scott and 
Samuel Little all of Corning; and sister and brother-in-law, 
Corri and Tom Foster. 
Friends may call on Friday, April 5, 2002 at the First 
Assembly of God Church, 260 W. Pulteney Street, Corning from 6 
until 7:30 PM where funeral services will be held at 7:30 PM 
with the Reverend Al Craig officiating. Burial will be in 
Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post.
Memorials may be made in Sharyn's name to a children's 
ministry at a church of your choice to continue the Lord's 
work that she loved so well. Arrangements by Phillips Funeral 
Home.



Jack Robert Llewellyn 
CORNING | Jack Robert Llewellyn, 71 years, of Addison, NY, 
died on Wednesday, September 4, 2002 at Corning Hospital.
He was born in the Town of Tuscarora, NY, August 26, 1931, the 
son of the late Frank and Louise Oakden Llewellyn.
A lifetime resident of the area, Jack was a graduate of 
Addison High School. On December 29, 1956, Jack and Audrey 
Rice were married at the Methodist Church in Addison. He was a 
veteran of the United States Air Force, serving from 
1951-1955.
Jack was employed as a pipe fitter with Corning Incorporated, 
retiring in 1992 with 43 years of active service. He was a 
member of the American Flint Glass Workers Union Local 1000 
AFL-CIO, the Moose Club of Corning, NY, the Moose Club of 
Orlando, Florida, the Addison American Legion, the Addison 
Fish & Game Club, and was also a member of the Elkland 
Softball Association.
Surviving him are is wife of 45 years, Audrey; his daughters, 
Nikki Bea (Joey) Llewellyn of Geneseo, NY, Sonya (Rob) English 
of Addison, NY and sons, Bret Llewellyn of Amherst, NY and 
Gregg (Kathy) Llewellyn of Canandaigua, NY; two grandchildren, 
Wade Robert English and Ryan Jack English, both of Addison; 
his brothers, Hollis Llewellyn, Reginald (Janette) Llewellyn, 
Terry (Betty) Llewellyn, Rick (Donna) Llewellyn, all of 
Addison, NY; also several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are with the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First 
St., Corning, NY. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial 
Celebration of Life will be held at the Addison American 
Legion on Sunday, September 8, 2002 from 2-5pm. Interment will 
be held in the Baxter Cemetery, Tuscarora, NY at a later date.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in 
Jack's name to the Addison Public Library, Addison, NY 14801, 
the Addison American Legion Post 730, 85 Maple St., Addison, 
NY 14801 or the Elkland Softball Association, Elkland, PA 
16920.



Ira Bollinger Longenecker
WELLSBORO, PA | Ira Bollinger Longenecker age 92, a resident 
of the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Bath, NY, died 
Monday, July 1, 2002 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial 
Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Mary 
Elizabeth (Balmer) Longenecker in July 1997. Ira was born on 
June 26, 1910 in Lancaster, CO., a son of Harry and Amanda 
(Bollinger) Longenecker. He retired in 1975 from a position of 
general manager at Bath Empire Livestock Market. Ira and Mary 
attended Avoca Baptist Church. After his move to the nursing 
home, Ira enjoyed worshipping at Bakersburg Community Church. 
Ira was instrumental with the initiation of Youth For Christ 
and the Snell Farms, now known as Family Life Ministries.
Ira is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, J. Glen and 
Shirley Longenecker of Columbia Crossroads; a daughter, Laura 
Jane Longenecker of Staten Island, NY; six grandchildren and 
fourteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a 
grandson, Joel Ira Longenecker on December 24, 1997.
A private family committal service will be held on Saturday, 
July 13, 2002 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Troy, PA. A memorial 
service will be on Saturday, July 13, 2002 at 11:30 AM at 
Family Life Ministries Youth Center in Bath, NY. In lieu of 
flowers, those wishing may send memorials in Ira Longenecker's 
name to Family Life Network, PO Box 506, Bath, NY 14810. The 
Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, 
PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is handling the 
arrangements.



Charles E.  Longwell 
BATH | Charles E. Longwell, age 86 of Bath, NY, died at his 
home on Tuesday, August 20, 2002. He was born in Bath on May 
15, 1916, the son of the late Charles R. and Estella 
(Casterline) Longwell.
He was the Superintendent of the Shipping Department at Taylor 
Wine Co. before retiring in 1978 after 43 years of service.
He had been a Lieutenant in the Army in WWII. As a Forward 
Observer serving in Germany with the 250th field artillery, he 
earned a Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Croix de 
Guerre from the French Army. He was a member of the Bath 
American Legion.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years Lorraine (Smalt) 
Longwell; his daughters, Lois Longwell of New Haven, CT and 
Jann (Timothy) Strawser of Corning, NY; his loving 
grandchildren, Jennifer (William) Adams of Milford, CT and 
Aaron Seltzer of Milford, CT.
He built and maintained a lovely home for his family and was 
highly regarded by his co-workers. He was retired for 24 years 
and enjoyed traveling with his wife across the U.S. and 
Canada.
Calling hours are being observed Thursday, August 22, 2002 
from 1:00-2:00 pm at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath where 
the Funeral Service will be held at the conclusion of calling 
hours at 2:00 pm, with his nephew Rev. William Smalt as 
Celebrant. Burial will be in the Bath National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Southern 
Tier Hospice, P.O. Box 842, Hornell, NY 14843.



Charles Elwin  Longwell 
BATH | Charles Elwin Longwell, age 86 of Bath, NY, died at his 
home on Tuesday, August 20, 2002. He was born in Bath on May 
15, 1916, the son of the late Charles R. and Estella 
(Casterline) Longwell.
He was the Superintendent of the Shipping Department at Taylor 
Wine Co. before retiring in 1978 after 43 years of service.
He had been a Lieutenant in the Army in WWII. As a Forward 
Observer serving in Germany with the 250th field artillery, he 
earned a Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Croix de 
Guerre from the French Army. He was a member of the Bath 
American Legion.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years Lorraine (Smalt) 
Longwell; his daughters, Lois Longwell of New Haven, CT and 
Jann (Timothy) Strawser of Corning, NY; his loving 
grandchildren, Jennifer (William) Adams of Milford, CT and 
Aaron Seltzer of Milford, CT.
He built and maintained a lovely home for his family and was 
highly regarded by his co-workers. He was retired for 24 years 
and enjoyed traveling with his wife across the U.S. and 
Canada.
Calling hours are being observed Thursday, August 22, 2002 
from 1:00-2:00 pm at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath where 
the Funeral Service will be held at the conclusion of calling 
hours at 2:00 pm, Charles nephew Rev. William Smalt as 
Celebrant. Burial will be in the Bath National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Southern 
Tier Hospice, P.O. Box 842, Hornell, NY 14843.



Curtiss C.  Longwell 
BATH | Curtiss C. Longwell, 49, of 111 W. William St., passed 
away Friday, July 12, 2002 at his home.
He was born February 10, 1953 in Bath, NY, the son of Carl 
Stewart and Margaret Merrill.
He was a truck driver for Ross Newcomb in Penn Yan, and Dave 
Mattison and the the Rumsey's in Bath.
Surviving are his sons, Curtis and Chase Longwell, both of 
Bath; daughters Kimberly Longwell of Avoca and Wendy Greene of 
Florida; companion Rebecca Fisk of Bath; sisters Diena Buck of 
Hammondsport, Joyce Dewey of Dundee, Erma Longwell of Florida, 
Roberta Robertson of N.C., Edna Johnson of Dundee, and 
Josephine Hall of Bath; brother Frederick Longwell of Bath; 8 
grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was pre-deceased by his sister Norma Loik of Corning in 
2001.
Friends may call Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 
LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport, where funeral services 
will be held at 1 p.m. The Rev. Moses Baker will officiated 
and Interment will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. In lieu of 
flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society 
or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Box 3704, Memphis, 
TN 38103



Margaret F. Love 
BATH | Margaret F. Love, 80, of Taylor Health Care Center, 
passed away Monday, July 22, 2002 at Ira Davenport Memorial 
hospital, Bath, NY.
She was born March 22, 1922 in Montour Falls, NY to Charles F. 
and Gertrude Wixson Crapo.
She is survived by her eleven children: Burt Lurcock of TN, 
Joyce Doane of Vanetten, NY, Patricia Clegg of MO, Gail Cole 
of Campbell, NY, Ward Lurcock of Bath, NY, Jeannie Domboski of 
Himrod, NY, Iona House of PA, Diana House of Prattsburg, NY, 
Cathy Simmons of Avoca, NY, Mike Lurcock of Johnson City, Mark 
Lurcock of Bath, NY; one sister, Rosie Hathaway of Ovid, WS 
and several grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and 
nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Donald F. Love in 1990 and 
two children, Joann and Anthony.
Friends may call at Seager-Jones Funeral Home, 4 East 
Washington St., Bath, NY on Wednesday, July 24th from 
2:00-4:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM. Funeral services will be held 
at the funeral home on Thursday, July 25th at 2:00 PM with 
Rev. James Hall officiating. Burial will be in Nondaga 
Cemetery.

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