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Richard W.  Lowe
PAINTED POST, NY | Richard W. Lowe, 55 years of West Hill 
Road, Painted Post, died Sunday, April 7, 2002 at his 
residence after a brief illness.
He was born April 15, 1946 in Galeton, PA, the son of Francis 
& Wilma Stevens Lowe.
The family moved to the area shortly after. He attended the 
Painted Post High School. In 1968 he joined the United States 
Marine Corp, and was stationed in Vietnam, and served as an 
E-4 Corporal. He received an honorable discharge in 1970.
Richard was employed with Corning Incorporated as a truck 
driver, retiring with 12 years of active service.
He was a member of the Corning Veterans of Foreign Wars, and 
the American Flint Glass Workers Union Local 1000.
He will be missed dearly by his mother, Wilma Lowe of Painted 
Post, NY; grandmother, Mayme Stevens of Painted Post, NY; 
granddaughter, Nichole Smith, and great-granddaughter, Maciah 
Castle of Lowman, NY; brothers: James (Kathy) Lowe of 
Sabinsville, PA, Robert (Ann) Lowe of Treton, FL; sisters: 
Joan Smith of Corning, NY, Wilda (Jack) Pawlak of Trenton, FL; 
Onalee (Dan) Bunner of Corning, Elaine West & Lawrence Lewis 
of Corning, Nina Mattison of Oldtown, FL; special friends: Tom 
Clark, Geraldine Lines and Darlene Kopp. Also several nieces, 
nephews, aunts, uncles & cousins. He was predeceased by his 
father, Francis in 1998 and his son, Barry E. Lowe in 1988.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First 
St., Corning, NY 14830 on Thursday, April 11, 2002 from 2-4 & 
7-9 pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 12, 
2002 at 10:00 am. The Rev. David Brelo will officiate. 
Internment will be held in the Parker Hill Cemetery in 
Ulysses, PA.
Family would like any Memorial Donations to be made, in 
Richard's name, to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning 
Rd., Corning, NY 14830.



Dorothy N. Lowery
CONESUS, NY | Dorothy N. Lowery, 60, of 6157 McGinty Road, 
Conesus, NY, died Wednesday, June 5, 2002.
She was born in Bath, NY June 5, 1942 the daughter of John and 
Ida (Jones) Shaut. Dorothy was employed as a Certified Nurses 
Aid at the Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo, NY. She had 
previously worked at the Steuben County Infirmary and the Bath 
V.A.M.C. Dorothy was a loving caregiver to many people and 
enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandchildren 
and her pets.
She is survived by her husband, William Lowery of Conesus, NY; 
2 daughters, Cheryl (Daniel) Gilbert-Smalt of Bath, NY and 
Lori Gilbert of Mt. Morris, NY; her son, James Lowery of 
Wayland, NY; grandchildren, Raychel and Daniel Smalt, Miranda 
Groh, Dakota, Dawn, Devon and Donavon Lowery; 2 sisters, Joan 
(James) Stevens of Bath, NY and Donna (David) Williams of 
Bath, NY; her brother, John (Julie) Shaut of Hornell, NY; 
several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may call at Fagan's Funeral Home on Saturday, June 8th 
from 1:00-3:00 and 5:00-7:00 PM. Funeral services will be held 
on Sunday at 2:00 PM at the funeral home with Reverend Steven 
Cockerham. Burial will be in Mitchellesville Cemetery.



Rena H. Luckner
WAVERLY, NY | Rena H. Luckner 94, formerly of Clark Road, 
Waverly, NY, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at the 
Tioga Nursing Facility, Waverly, NY. Born June 16, 1908 in 
Cedar Run, PA, she was the daughter of the late William James 
and Martha E. Campbell Harris and the wife of the late Clayton 
L. Luckner.
She was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Waverly, NY, 
St. James Study Club, Seven Lakes Girl Scouts Council for 50 
years, Waverly Women of the Moose, Lodge # 1490 for 50 years, 
Catholic Daughters, North Barton Grange, Waverly C.D. Medical 
Aids, Audubon Society, W.B.C.C.I. and Upstate New York Unit of 
W.B.C.C.I.
She is survived by three daughters: Patricia (Robert) Baine of 
Spring Hill, Florida, Shirley (Alexander) Spernyak of High 
Falls, NY, Lois (Richard) Keene of Nichols, NY; grandchildren: 
Jerry Baine, Diane Couchman, Stephen Keene, Sharon 
Schoonmaker, Barbara Williams, Beverly Keel, Mary Ann Stokes, 
Kenneth Baine and Karen Straub; one sister-in-law Ann 
(Francis) Luckner of Corning, NY; several great-grandchildren 
and great-great grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was pre-deceased by her husband Clayton L. Luckner, her 
son Clayton L. Luckner Jr., two brothers: John L. Harris and 
Frederick William Harris.
Friends may call at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, 
Waverly, NY on Friday evening from 7:00-9:00 PM. A Mass of 
Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:00 AM at 
St. James Catholic Church in Waverly, NY with Reverend Thomas 
Watts, retired pastor as celebrant, assisted by Deacon Ray 
Defendorf, Pastoral Administrator. Internment will be in the 
Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA.



Mary B.  Luther 
HORNELL, NY | Mary B. Luther, age 88, formerly of Cameron 
Mills and Bath, NY, passed away Wednesday, August 07, 2002 at 
Hornell Gardens, Hornell, NY.
Born in Plymouth, New York on February 8th 1914, Mary was the 
daughter of Harold and Grace Monroe Boyden.
A graduate of Binghamton High School, she was self-employed as 
a practical nurse until her retirement.
She was a member of the former Cameron Mills Chapter Order of 
Eastern Star and the former Spencer United Methodist Church of 
Hornell.
She is survived by one son, Austin Ray Luther of Bakersfield, 
CA and one daughter and son-in-law, Garness and Edgar Russell 
of Woodhull, New York; six grandchildren, eleven 
great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her sisters, Leah Poole and 
Mildred Boyden.
Friends may call Friday, August 9th from 2-4 and 7-8:30 p.m. 
at the H.P. Smith & Son Inc., Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street, 
Woodhull, New York where funeral services will be conducted at 
8:30 p.m., immediately following visitation. The Rev. Brian 
Diffenbacher will officiate. Burial will be in South Plymouth 
Cemetery, Town of Plymouth, Chenango County at 2 p.m. 
Saturday, August. 10th.



Robert S.  Magee 
PAINTED POST | Robert S. Magee, age 57, of Creekside Drive, 
Painted Post died Thursday, August 8, 2002 at the Waters of 
Three Rivers in Painted Post.
Robert was born in Corning on February 6, 1945 the son of the 
late Stanley Robert and Erma (Easling) Magee. He retired from 
Corning Inc. in 1997 as a machinist with 20 years of active 
service. He was the husband of Patricia Seymour whom he 
married in 1984 in Corning, NY. He was a member of John P. 
Eaton Post of the American Legion in Corning, was a Penn State 
Football fan, and enjoyed spending time with his family, 
especially his grandchildren and his mother.
His survivors include his loving wife, Patricia Magee of 
Corning; his mother, Erma Magee; three daughters: Suzanne 
Fullam, Lori (Carl Card) Rose and Surene (Ed) Shauger, all of 
Corning; two sons: Eugene Rose of Corning and David Magee of 
NH; one sister, Sharon (Michael) Keefe of Las Vegas, NV; 
mother-in-law, Dorothy Seymour of Corning; sister-in-law, 
Judith (Joe) Ruocco of Corning; sister-in-law, Linda (James) 
Austin of Corning; 7 grandchildren and several nieces and 
nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, August 11, 2002 at 
1:00 PM at the Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., 
Corning, with the Reverend Pam Cosgrove officiating. Burial 
will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made, in his name, to the Resident 
Council at The Waters of Three Rivers. The family wishes to 
thank the staff there for all the loving care they provided 
Robert.



Thomas J.  Mahoney 
CORNING | Thomas J. Mahoney, age 78, of Cutler Avenue, 
Corning, NY, died Monday, August 26, 2002 at his home.
Thomas was born in Corning on June 5, 1924, the son of the 
late Bartholomew and the late Genevieve (Fisher) Mahoney. He 
served his country in World War II in the United States Navy. 
He was employed as an engineer with the New York Central and 
Conrail railroads with 40 years of service.
He is survived by children: Susie Tiller of Houston, TX, 
Patricia (Morris) Gridley, Steven (Linda) Mahoney and Thomas 
M. Mahoney all of Corning; grandchildren: Scott and Stephanie 
Tiller of Houston, TX, Matthew Mahoney of Cortland, NY, 
Patrick Mahoney of Beale Air Base, California, Shawn Mahoney, 
Meghan Mahoney and Ashley Dann all of Corning.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family at 
Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning. 
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Tioga, PA.



Rebecca S. "Becky"  Majiros
CORNING | Rebecca S. "Becky" Majiros, 49, of County Route 19, 
Beaver Dams, NY went to be with her Lord Thursday, February 
14, 2002 at Corning Hospital.
She was born November 29, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan, the 
daughter of Clarence "Rusty" and Deborah (Rubarth) Schwerin. 
Becky and David Majiros, Sr. were married June 16, 1973 in 
Warren, Michigan.
She was a 1970 graduate of East Detroit High and a US veteran 
serving in the Air Force. She was LPN for the Campbell-Savona 
High School.
Becky is survived by her husband, David Majiros, Sr. of Beaver 
Dams; sons, Nathan and daughter-in-law, Shannon Majiros of 
Rochester Hills, MI, David Majiros, Jr. of Wayland, NY and 
Jonathan Majiros at home; her mother, Deborah Schwerin of 
Clinton Township, MI; sisters, Sandra (Jim) Nave of Spring, TX 
and Renie (Dave) Eddleman of Sterling Heights, MI; aunt, 
Dorothy Hess of Madison Heights, MI and many nieces and 
nephews. She was predeceased by her father, aunts and uncles.
Friends are invited to call at the Acly-Stover Funeral Home, 
327 East Second St., Corning, today, February 15, 2002 from 
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 16, 2002 from 
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Funeral services will follow calling 
hours at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be held at the convenience 
of the family at Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY.
Memorial donations in Becky's name may be made to the 
Campbell-Savona High School Library Fund or Scholarship Fund 
or Corning Hospital.



Martha B. Maloney 
CORNING | Martha B. Maloney, age 79 of Corning, NY, passed 
away Thursday evening, May 16, 2002 at Schuyler Hospital in 
Montour Falls, NY. Martha was born December 15, 1922 in 
Pittsburgh, PA, daughter of Michael and Marie Vogel Shoda. She 
was the loving wife of William Maloney who predeceased her in 
1989.
She was a communicant of All Saints Parish in Corning, a 
member of the VFW Auxiliary and was retired in 1987 from Great 
American Food Stores.
Surviving Martha are brothers: Edward and Richard Zilaitis of 
Pittsburgh; sisters: Elsie Baldauff of Florida, Marie Festa, 
Charlotte Hinch, Patricia Johnson and Lorraine Walsh all of 
Pittsburgh.
Predeceasing Martha were her parents, husband and a sister, 
Catherine Matchett and brothers, John and Raymond Loeffert.
Friends are invited to a Graveside Memorial Service on Monday, 
May 20 at 2 PM in Coopers Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY with 
clergy from All Saints Parish offering the Prayers.
Memorials, in the name of Martha B. Maloney, may be directed 
to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are under the direction of Carpenter's Funeral 
Home.



Doris Catherine  Manchester
HORSEHEADS | Doris Manchester passed away on September 7, 
2002. Doris is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, 
Ralph. She is also survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, 
Karen and John Lesky of Elmira and Marjorie and Gordon 
VanVleet of Painted Post, N.Y., and three sons and 
daughters-in-law, John and Cheryl Manchester of Hallstead, 
Pa., Paul and Wendy Manchester of Wysox, Pa., and Gary and 
Cathy Manchester of Chicago, IL. Doris also had 14 
grandchildren; William, Steve, Tracy, Marcia, Season, David, 
Stacey, Keith, Joel, Casey, Patrick, Jeffrey, Brian and 
Nathan; and 4 great grandchildren; Jacob, Brooke, Jordan and 
Miranda. Doris was a devout Catholic and was very dedicated to 
her family. She had many wonderful friends, who shared many a 
card game with she and Ralph. She enjoyed traveling 
experiences in England, Japan, Italy, Mexico, Canada and 
various places in the States.
Doris was born in Bingham-ton, NY, on May 29, 1924. She 
graduated from Union-Endicott High School in 1941, then 
attended business school. Doris and Ralph were married on 
February 15, 1947 and lived in Apalachin, NY, until 1965, then 
in Towanda, PA. Doris worked at the Endicott Trust Bank, the 
Hallmark Card Shop and the Masonite Federal Credit Union.
In July, 2000, Doris and Ralph moved to Horseheads, NY. Doris 
was a member of St. Mary our Mother Church.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 
2:00 p.m. at St. Ambrose Church, 203 Washington Ave., 
Endicott, NY, where Doris and Ralph were married. Burial will 
follow in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City, NY. There will be no 
calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in Doris' name 
may be made to the Southern Tier Hospice Program, 11751 E. 
Corning Road, Corning, NY, 14830. Arrangements are by the 
Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 E. Main St., Endicott, NY.



Clair H. Maneval Jr. 
HORSEHEADS | Clair H. Maneval Jr., age 64 of Horseheads, NY, 
passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2002 at home. Clair was 
born June 14, 1938 in Williamsport, PA the son of Clair H. and 
Anna Gira Maneval Sr.. He was a graduate of Temple University 
in Philadelphia, PA and received his degree in pharmacology.
Clair married his wife, Carol A. Frack Maneval on June 8, 
1963. She pre-deceased him on September 15, 1989. He was also 
pre-deceased by his father, Clair H. Maneval Sr. on February 
14, 1992.
Mr. Maneval was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in 
Horseheads, NY, a former member of Town & Country Fire Dept. 
in Horseheads and a member of The National Warplane Museum. 
Clair was a retired pharmacist with Eckerd Drugs and held 
pharmacist's licenses in New York State, Pennsylvania and 
Maine. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and son 
who devoted himself to his family.
Mr. Maneval is survived by his daughters and son-in-law: 
Chevonne & Michael Nickerson of Horseheads, NY, Holli Maneval 
of Levittown, PA and Kimberly Seymour of Horseheads, NY; 
grandchildren: Chris E. Crater Jr., Keith Seymour, Sean M. 
Nickerson and Jenna E. Nickerson; mother: Anna Gira Maneval of 
Williamsport, PA; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host 
of friends including a special friend, Cheryl Drew. 
It was Mr. Maneval's wish that there be no prior calling 
hours. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian 
Burial on Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at 10 AM in Anunciation 
Church, Walnut and Fourth Sts. in Williamsport, PA. Interment 
in Wildwood Cemetery in Williamsport, PA. A Mass of Memoriam 
celebrating Clair's life will be held on Thursday, August 22, 
2002 at 10 AM in St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad St., 
Horseheads, NY. 
Those wishing may remember Clair through memorials to Southern 
Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14820. 
Arrangements are entrusted to the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral 
Home in Horseheads, NY.



Ruby Elizabeth Manning 
CORNING, NY | Ruby Elizabeth Manning, 81 years, loving wife 
and friend to all, of Corning, NY, died Tuesday, April 16, 
2002 at Corning Hospital after a lengthy illness.
She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Myrtle Edger 
Totten. She was a lifetime resident of Corning, NY, and was a 
graduate of Corning Free Academy. She was a secretary for 
Corning Incorporated, retiring in 1978 with 37 years service.
On August 14, 1965, Ruby and Donald W. Manning were married. 
She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Corning Veterans 
of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in 
Corning.
Ruby will be missed dearly by her husband of 36 years, Donald 
Manning of Corning, NY; sister, Mary Lou Collum of Millerton, 
PA; brother-in-law, Eddie F. Manning; sister-in-law, Brenda 
Joyce Manning and mother-in-law, Mrs. Fleta Shifflett both of 
Harrisonburg, VA and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and 
great-nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Lionel and 
Daniel Totten and her sisters, Eileen Kjellen, Helen & Bernard 
Roe.
Calling hours will be held at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. 
First St., Corning, NY on Friday, April 19, 2002 from 2-4 and 
7-9 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on 
Saturday at 11:00 am. Memorial Donations may be made in Ruby's 
name to Founders Pavilion, 105 East First St., Corning, NY 
14830.



Duane Manwaring Jr. 
CORNING | Duane Manwaring Jr., age 30, passed away after a 
long illness at Founders Pavilion on Thursday, August 8th, 
2002. Duane was born June 29th, 1972 the son of Duane 
Manwaring and Elizabeth VanTreese in Montour Falls, NY. He 
attended school at Northside and West High School.
Duane is predeceased by his father in 1988; his sister, Lisa 
Hawley in 1996 and a nephew, David Hawley.
Surviving Duane are his mother, Elizabeth VanTreese of Painted 
Post and his brothers, David Manwaring of Painted Post and 
Edward Buchanan of Corning.
Family and friends are invited to call at Beilby Funeral Home, 
139 Walnut Street, Corning, NY on Monday, August 12th, 2002 
from 12-2 PM with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 PM. 
Burial will be in Coopers Cemetery, Coopers Plains immediately 
following the service.
Duane's family would like to thank the staff of Founders 
Pavilion for their care and friendship towards Duane during 
his stay there.



David A.  Manwarren 
CORNING | David A. Manwarren, age 58, died as a result of an 
accident on Friday, July 19, 2002 in Lawrenceville, PA.
David was born in Corning, NY on March 2, 1944 the son of the 
late Floyd and Thelma Wittmann Manwarren. After graduating 
from Northside High School, he served his country in the U.S. 
Army and Reserves from 1965 to 1973.
He learned the craft of antique glass restoration and 
engraving from his father at Manwarren and Son Glass Shop. 
Over the last seven years, he worked part time at Happy Ice as 
a delivery man where he was affectionately known as 'Uncle 
Dave'. David was and avid sports fan who enjoyed coaching, 
playing and umpiring baseball, talking politics and making new 
friends. He was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in 
Corning, the VFW Post 524, a former Town of Corning 
Councilman, and a dedicated and devoted member of the American 
Legion John P. Eaton Post.
Surviving David is his son, Damion P. Manwarren of Khamis 
Mushayt, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; stepson, David Swan of 
Albuquerque, NM; stepdaughter, Kelly Gargano of Addison; 
sisters: Ellen (William) O'Bryan of Ithaca, Shirley Olinger of 
Corning, Mary Lou (Phillip) Kosty of Corning and Virginia 
(Kenneth) Mapes of Coopers Plains; special friend and 
companion, Nikki L. Lumbard of Elmira Heights and several 
nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home on 
Wednesday, July 24 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM with a service by 
the American Legion at 7:30 PM. The funeral service will be 
held at the Faith Lutheran Church, 71 W. First St., Corning on 
Thursday, July 25 at 10 AM with Rev. Gerhard Grabenhofer 
officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn National Cemetery, 
Elmira with full military honors.
Memorial donations in David's name may be directed to American 
Legion John P. Eaton Post, Memorial Fund, 145 Walnut St., 
Corning, NY 14830.



Patricia  Markle 
HORSEHEADS | Patricia Markle of Snake Hill Rd., Horseheads 
passed away Friday March 29, 2002 after a courageous battle 
with cancer at Schuyler Hospital. Private memorial services 
were held at the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads.
She is survived by her husband, Warren A. Markle; sons, Sgt. 
Robert Markle of Fort Stewart, Ga. and John (Mary) Markle of 
Alberta, WV.; grandson, Sean Markle; brother, Ronald Gray of 
Bakersfield, CA.; mother-in-law, Karna Markle of Painted Post, 
NY; aunt Delores Peterson of Horseheads, NY; sister-in-law, 
Debra (John) Zeller of Woodstock, MD; two nephews, Kyle and 
Patrick and several close and caring friends and neighbors.
Mrs. Markle was a member of the Church of Christ in 
Horseheads. For the past 40 years she was active in breeding 
and showing horses and was a recipient of the Devon Cup. Pat 
attended the University of Delaware, Duke University and SUNY 
Binghamton.
Memorials may be directed to the schuyler Hospital I.C.U., 220 
Steuben St. Montour Falls, NY 14865, American Cancer Society 
Chemung Schuyler Unit, 627 W. Church St. Elmira, NY 14905 or 
the Reins of Hope.



Mildred Marley 
PAINTED POST | Mildred Marley, 91, a devoted wife, mother, 
sister and grandmother, formerly of Dallas, PA, passed away 
peacefully June 28, 2002 in Painted Post, NY.
Mildred was born March 5, 1911 in Idetown, PA, the daughter of 
Mae and Floyd W. Ide. She became the wife of Herbert E. Marley 
Sr. in Dallas, PA on May 27, 1938, and made their home in 
Dallas. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She 
also was a 45 year breast cancer survivor.
In August 2000, she became a resident of Green Meadows 
assisted living facility in Painted Post, NY, where she had 
many friends, both staff and residents.
Surviving Mildred is son and daughter-in-law, Floyd and 
Marilyn Marley of Corning, NY; stepdaughter-in-law, Gloria 
Marley of York, PA; sisters, Anna Shaver of Newark, Del., 
Marjorie Gross of Shickshinny, PA, Arline Rattigan of 
Trucksville, Estella Sedlar of Bel Air, MD; grandchildren, 
Robert H. Marley of Elmira, NY, Scott Marley of St. Louis, MO; 
a great number of nieces, grandnieces, nephews, grandnephews 
and many dear friends.
Predeceasing Mildred was her husband Herbert E. Marley in 1986 
and stepson Herbert E. Marley, Jr.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate her wonderful life 
Saturday at 10:00 AM in the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home 
Inc., 672 Memorial Highway, Dallas, with Rev. Dr. William D. 
Lewis, pastor of the Dallas United Methodist Church, 
officiating. Internment will be in Fern Knoll Burial Park, 
Dallas.
Friends may call Friday 2-4 & 7-8:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to 
the Dallas United Methodist Church, 4 Parsonage St., Dallas, 
PA 18612 or the Idetown United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1, 
Lehman, PA 18627 or their favorite charity in Mildred's name.



Walter Cayton  Marvin 
CORNING | Walter Clayton Marvin, age 54 of Day Spring I 
Apartments, Corning, passed away Monday, June 3, 2002 at 
Corning hospital.
Walter was born June 8, 1947 in Corning, NY the son of Leon 
and Vivia Vanderhof Marvin. He had been employed in the past 
at Alfred Tech and Mac's Cab. He made many friends via 
computer chat and very much enjoyed Bingo games at the Gibson 
Fire Hall.
Surviving are his sons: Jason and Bobby; brothers, Otis Marvin 
of Almond, NY, Douglas Marvin of Rochester and Roger Marvin of 
Alfred Station, NY; sister, Gayle Nevius of Coopers Plains, NY 
and significant other, Linda Washington of Corning. He was 
predeceased by his parents and a brother, Leon F. Marvin in 
1996.
Friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. 
Pulteney St., Corning on Friday, June 7 from 2-3:30 PM. A 
funeral service will follow visitation (3:30 PM). Burial will 
be in Coopers Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY.



Cecil Delbert  Mason 
CAMPBELL | Cecil Delbert Mason, age 90, of Tannery Road, died 
on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at The Waters of Three Rivers Health 
Care Center.
He was born June 1, 1912 in Chelsea, OK the son of the late 
Walter G. and Clara Jones Mason. He and Sabra Grenung Mason 
were married on August 29, 1932 in Wellsville, NY. She 
predeceased him April 3, 1988.
Cecil was a member of the Campbell Christian and Missionary 
Alliance Church and retired from the Corning-Painted Post 
School District, Lindley-Presho School, in 1970 following 
several years of service.
Surviving are his three daughters and sons-in-law: Harriet and 
Donald Pruden of Painted Post, Shirley and John Breen of 
Hampton, VA and Ellen and Donald Walter of Painted Post; three 
sons:
Dale of Orlando, FL, Ronald of Painted Post and Donald of 
Campbell, 12 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and several 
nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to call at Beartown Road 
Alliance Church on Friday, July 12, 2002 from 10:00 am to 
11:30 am. A funeral service will follow there at 11:30 am. The 
Rev. Jesse Peace will officiate and the Rev. Ray Fritz will 
co-officiate. Burial will take place at Chapel Knoll Cemetery.
Those wishing may direct memorials, in Cecil's name, to 
Beartown Road Alliance Church, Gymnasium Fund (formerly the 
Erwin Valley Christian Missionary and Alliance Church), where 
Cecil was a member or the Campbell C & MA Church, where he 
most recently attended. 
Arrangements by Carpenter's Funeral Home.



Robert Floyd Mastenbrook Sr. 
PAINTED POST | Robert Floyd Mastenbrook Sr., age 75, of Taft 
Road, Painted Post died Thursday, May 9, 2002 at the Corning 
Hospital. Robert was born November 12, 1926 at Beaver Dams, NY 
the son of the late Floyd Frank and Eva (Sischo) Mastenbrook. 
He married Vera Case October 23, 1954 at Hornby. Bob served 
aboard the USS Albemarle and USS Cornet in the Navy from 1945 
to 1946. He was a 50-year member of the Carpenter's Union #700 
where he retired in 1975, working for Bob Wilbur Construction 
in Johnstown, NY. He was a member of the Corning VFW Post 524.
Bob was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed nearly 19 
years living in the Adirondacks. He enjoyed birdwatching and 
playing horseshoes with friends and family. Bob loved spending 
time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, taking 
great pride in their accomplishments, and crafting special 
toys and furniture for them to enjoy. He will be greatly 
missed by his family and many friends.
His survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Vera (Case) 
at home; three daughters: Marilyn (Mike) Sokira of Corning, 
Eva (Carl) Dobson of Painted Post, and Ila Denmark (Dave 
Tillotson) of Campbell; two sons: Robert F. (Lois) Mastenbrook 
Jr. of Corning and William F. (Belinda) Mastenbrook of 
Campbell; six sisters: Betty Youngs of Coopers Plains, Dolly 
Winnie of FL, Mina Locey of Corning, Helen (Carroll) Hall of 
Campbell, Dorothy (Hulbert) Culbertson of Savona and Harriett 
(Raymond) Miller of Lindley; several nieces, nephews and 
cousins and two special friends, Lon and Bob Bennett. Bob was 
predeceased by his brother, John; his son, Steven and his 
grandson, Clifford Dobson.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2-4 PM at Phillips Funeral 
Home, Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning where the funeral will 
be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 4:00 PM with 
Rev. Richard R. Hubbard officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association-Finger 
Lakes Region, 1595 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620.



Roland G. Masters
BROOKSVILLE | Roland G. Masters, 77, of 7345 Mina Ave., passed 
away Friday, August 30, 2002, at Hernando/Pasco Hospice 
Center, Brooksville, FL.
He was born February 15, 1925 in West Wyoming, PA, to the late 
Elmer and Blanche Miller Masters. Roland was a retired 
guidance counselor from Pine Valley Central School, South 
Dayton, NY. He served in the Army from 1943-46 during WWII. He 
was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Endicott; the Twin Tiers 
Christian Church of Painted Post, NY; the Christian Church in 
the Wildwood of Weeki Wachee, FL; American Motorcycle 
Association; NY State Retired Teachers Association; the 
Conisistery of Corning, NY; the Eastern Star of Andover and 
Life Sciences of Cornell.
Roland is survived by his wife, Thelma Shoop Masters of 
Brooksville, FL; two daughters, Diane Masters of Bath, NY, 
Carol (David) Hess of Gouldsboro, PA; one granddaughter, 
Allyson Hess of Gouldsboro, PA; one brother, Gerald Masters of 
Fairmont Springs, PA and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Seager-Jones Funeral Home, 4 East 
Washington St., Bath, NY on Friday, September 6th from 
12:00-1:00 PM with the funeral to immediately follow at 1:00 
PM. Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Christian Church 
in Wildwood, 10051 Country Rd., Weeki Wachee, FL; Hernando 
Pasco Hospice, 12260 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL; Twin Tiers 
Christian Church, P.O. Box 394, Painted Post, NY.



Mildred L.  Mathers 
MONTOUR FALLS, NY | Mildred L. Mathers, age 82 of Canal St., 
Montour Falls, NY, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 
Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca, NY. The "Lady of The Hills" 
went to Heaven to wait on her husband, Bob, who preceded her 
in August 1997. She was born in Elmira, NY on February 27, 
1920 to Alaida and Clifford Bradley.
Beside her husband and parents, she was also predeceased by 
her son Daniel in 2000, son-in-law James Hill in 1983 and her 
sisters Katherine Kain and Theresa Pelky.
Mildred is survived by her loving children, Robert Jr. & Rita 
Mathers of Odessa, NY, G. William & Lana Mathers of Montour 
Falls, NY, Sally Hill of Odessa, NY, Marilyn Swenson (Russ 
Jacobs) of Newfield, NY, Judy & Kenneth States of Richmond, VA 
and Kathleen & Michael Blovsky of Newfield, NY; 
daughter-in-law Arlene Mathers of Corning, NY; 17 
grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and 
Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on 
Saturday, June 15, 2002 from 12 Noon to 3 P.M. Her funeral 
service will be held following visitation at 3 P.M. Deacon Dan 
Hurley will officiate. Interment will be held at the 
convenience of the family in Montour Cemetery. Flowers are 
acceptable or expressions of sympathy may be directed to a 
charity of one's choice in Mildred's name.



Shirley Deacon  Mathews 
Shirley Deacon Mathews age 66 of 2627 Blueberry Bank 
Chesapeake, VA formerly of Horseheads, NY passed away on 
Friday, June 28, 2002 at Chesapeake Genreal Hospital.
Shirley was born September 28, 1935 in Mansfield, PA the 
daughter of the late Donald and Thirza Hall Colby. She was a 
graduate of Galeton High School in 1953. She married her first 
husband, Perry Deacon, who pre-deceased her on August 14, 
1978. Shirley married her husband, Stephen R. Mathews, on June 
30, 1990 and they would have celebrated their 12th Wedding 
Anniversary on June 30, 2002. Shirley was the Branch Manager 
of Elmira Savings Bank at the Arnot Mall prior to her 
retirement. She was a member of the First United Methodist 
Church of Horseheads prior to moving to Virgina. 
Shirley was pre-deceased by her sister, Beverly Jean Hurd. 
Shirley is survived by her husband Stephen R. Mathews; 
daughter and son-in-law: Sheree & Warren Novick of Virginia 
Beach, VA; grandchildren; David Novick and Rebecca Novick both 
of Virginia Beach, VA; step-children: Stephen & Christina 
Mathews of Ft. Myers, Florida, Bruce & Connie Mathews of 
Horseheads, NY, Kenneth & Janet Mathews of Locke, NY, Brenda & 
Keith Miller of Elmira, NY, Rosanne & Andy Moroneso of 
Atlanta, GA, Cynthia Mathews of Elmira Heights, NY, and Mary & 
Stuart McLean of Dunkirk, MD; 14 step-grandchildren and 4 
step-great grandchildren; step-mother-in-law: Lena Deacon of 
Owego, NY; sister-in-law: Rose Mathews of Shamokin, PA; aunt: 
Eleanor Hall of Towanda, PA; several nieces, nephews, cousins, 
and a host of friends. 
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van 
Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Mill St. & Grand Central Ave. 
Horseheads, NY on Tuesday July 2, 2002 from 6-9 PM. Shirley's 
Funeral Services celebrating Her Life will be held on 
Wednesday July 3, 2002 at 10 AM at The First United Methodist 
Church of Horseheads 1034 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. 
The Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne will officiate. Interment in 
Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira, NY. The family will 
provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember 
Shirley through memorial contributions to the First United 
Methodist Church of Horseheads Building Fund 1034 West Broad 
Street Horseheads, NY 14845.



Donald C.  Mattison
Penn Yan, NY | Donald C. Mattison, age 82, of 811 East Lake 
Road passed away Monday, April 22, 2002 at home. He was born 
December 18, 1919 in Painted Post, NY to Clarence and Hazel 
York Mattison.
Donald served with the 82nd Airborne during WW II as a 
Paratrooper. He was a lathe operator at Corning Glass for over 
40 years.
He is survived by his wife, Katherine; daughters, Susan Blase 
of Highland, NY and Mrs. (Robert) Peggy Dunlap of Lakeland, 
MI; brothers, Curtis (Bette) Mattison of Marshall, NC, Veryl 
(Gladys) Mattison of Whiteville, NY, Hartlett (Ruth) Mattison 
of Cameron, NY, L. Bruce Mattison of Bath, NY, L. Reid 
(Phyllis) Mattison of Whitesville, NY and Charles Mattison of 
Warrensburg, NY; sisters, Audrey (James) Pearston of Webster 
and Marilyn (Garvin) Speer of Spencerport, several nieces and 
nephews; grandchildren: Karen Blase of Highland, NY and Jesse, 
Joshua and Kristan Dunlap of Lakeland, MI; Robert (Holly) 
Dunlap of Corning and Stacy C. (Dianne) Dunlap of South Lyon, 
MI, and 3 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by 3 sisters: Catherine Turner, Evelyn 
Milizia and Ruth Corey.
Calling hours will be held 10am - 1pm Thursday, April 25, 2002 
at the Weldon Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 
1pm with Rev. Susan Husted officiating. Burial will be in 
Lakeview Cemetery, Penn Yan.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the 
Ontario/Yates Hospice. 



Dale F.  Maynard
TYRONE | Dale F. Maynard, age 69, of Tyrone, NY died Tuesday, 
June 25, 2002 at the Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls, NY.
Dale was born in Mansfield, PA on October 5, 1932 the son of 
Frederick and Illa (Thomas) Maynard. He retired from Corning, 
Inc. in 1990 after forty years of service as a Lighting 
Technician. He was the husband of Iva Wheeler whom he married 
on May 20, 1949 in Coudersport, PA. He was a member of the 
Tyrone United Methodist Church and the Corning Elks. Dale was 
an avid hunter and fisherman. He was preceded in death by his 
father and two brothers.
He is survived by his loving wife, Iva at home; one daughter, 
Bonnie (Jim) VanAlstine of Campbell; three sons: Ronnie 
Maynard of Harrisburg, PA, Randy (Sharon) Maynard of Painted 
Post, NY and Steve Maynard of Antelope, CA; three sisters: 
June (Leroy) Campbell of Schenectady, NY, Jean Ridler of 
Winter Haven, FL and Rheta (Joe) Cisco of Wellsboro, PA; 
mother, Illa Maynard of Wellsboro, PA; mother-in-law, Iva 
Wheeler of Wellsboro, PA; four grandsons: Eric Maynard of 
Rockhill, SC, Nathan (Regina) VanAlstine of Elmira, NY, Ryan 
and Bryan Maynard of Painted Post; two granddaughters: Ronna 
(Jim) Mason of Ft. Hood, TX and Nicole (Dennis) McKibbin of 
Elmira, NY; three great grandchildren; and several nieces, 
nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2002 from 4 
until 7 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 7:00 PM. Burial will be in the 
Cherry Flats Baptist Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in Dale's name, to the Tyrone 
United Methodist Church, PO Box 1, Church Hill Road, Tyrone, 
NY 14887 or to a charity of one's choice. 



Aleda B.  Mays
ADDISON, NY | Aleda B. Mays age 88 of Addison, NY passed away 
Saturday, March 2, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 
Elmira, NY. She was predeceased by her husband, Ivar Mays in 
1983.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Helen Marie 
and Samuel Confer of Ralston, PA and Kathryn Joyce and Aaron 
Shroyer of Elmira, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and 
Alberta Andrus of Horseheads, NY; sister, Nina Mae Vroman of 
Troy, PA; 18 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; 3 great, 
great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Mays was a former employee of Remington Rand in Elmira 
and retired from Corning Inc. She was a member of the 
Risingville Methodist Church, Cameron Mills, NY and currently 
a member of the Elmira Wesleyan Church; member and past 
president of the United Methodist Women at Risingville Church 
and was past treasurer of the Thurston, NY Volunteer Fire 
Dept. Auxiliary.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral 
Home, 1004 Lake St., Elmira, NY on Wednesday, March 6th from 
11 AM to 1 PM. Funeral and Committal Services will follow at 1 
PM. Rev. Richard Hurd and Rev. Ed Crandall will officiate. 
Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira at the 
convenience of the family.



Donald B.  Mays
BATH | Donald B. Mays, 84, formerly of Route 13, passed away 
Thursday, December 20, 2001 at Taylor Health Care Center, 
Bath, NY.
He was born November 27, 1917 in Corry, Pennsylvania to Benn 
and Zelma Schrapp Mays. 
He was the owner of Mays Carpet, Bath, NY. He served in the 
Air Force from 1941 to 1945. Donald was a charter member and 
past Commander of the VFW, a member of the Elks Club, a member 
of the Bath Country Club, a member of the Bath Rod and Gun 
Club and attended the Centenary United Methodist Church.
Donald is survived by his wife of 56 years, Katherine "Kay" 
Wagner Mays; his daughter, Margery Monroy of Elsworth, ME; his 
son, David B. Mays of Naples, FL; five beloved grandchildren, 
Stephanie (Jeff) Sanford Colby of Providence, RI, James 
(Demetra) Sanford of Elsworth, ME, Theodore "Ted" Sanford of 
Elsworth, ME, Elizabeth Mays of Rochester, NY and Blain Mays 
of Oneonta, NY and two great-grandchildren, Alexander and 
Matthew Sanford.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 11th at 2:00pm 
at the Centenary United Methodist Church, Bath, NY with the 
Rev. Jeff McDowell officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant 
Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport, NY, with a Military Service.
Arrangements by Seager-Jones Funeral Home, Bath, NY.



William D. (Red) McCabe 
CORNING | William D. (Red) McCabe age 69 of Corning, NY passed 
away May 2, 2002 at home. He was born September 11, 1932 in 
New York, NY.
He joined the US Navy in 1953 retiring from the USS Franklin 
D. Roosevelt in 1971, in Mayport, FL. He was a life member of 
the VFW and the American Legion.
He is survived by daughter, Jahni McCabe-DeLaPlaine, also 
retired from the US Navy and living in Kings Bay, GA and a 
sister Kate Miller of New York City.
A local service will be held at American Legion Post 746, 145 
Walnut Street, Corning from 9-11am Tuesday, May 14.



Mary Catherine  McCaffrey 
GREENWOOD | Mary Catherine McCaffrey, 80, of 2676 Main St., 
died unexpectedly Friday evening (Apr. 19, 2002).
Born in Greenwood on Mar. 26, 1922, she was a daughter of the 
late Thomas and Isabel Cornell Murray. On Jan. 29, 1941, she 
was married in Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover to James 
McCaffrey, who predeceased her on July 5, 1996.
A graduate of Greenwood Central School, Class of 1940, Mary 
Catherine was a former resident of Rexville and has resided in 
Greenwood since 1971.
She assisted her husband in the operation of their dairy farm 
in Rexville, before their retirement. She was also a former 
postal clerk for the Rexville Post Office and served two terms 
as tax collector for the Town of Greenwood.
Mary Catherine was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in 
Rexville and a member of the Altar & Rosary Society. She was 
also an active member of the St. Mary's Cemetery Cross 
committee.
Her family includes her three sons, Joseph (Mary Ann) 
McCaffrey of Minoa, Robert (Patricia) McCaffrey of Oswego and 
John (Veronica) McCaffrey of York; her eight grandchildren and 
four great-grandchildren; her sister, Geraldine (Charles) 
Lewis of Greenwood; also her nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides her parents and husband, Mary Catherine was 
predeceased by her infant daughter, Mary Elizabeth in 1947.
Calling hours are from 7-9 p.m. today and from 2-4 and 7-9 
p.m. Tuesday at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 
Main St., Hornell, where a prayer service for her family will 
be held at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday followed by a Mass of 
Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Rexville, 
with her grandson, Rev. Michael McCaffrey, OFM as celebrant. 
Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Mary's 
Churchyard Cemetery.
Those wishing may contribute in Mary Catherine's memory to the 
Greenwood Volunteer Ambulance Fund, Greenwood, N.Y. 14839.



Paul L.  McCann 
WAYNE | Paul L. McCann, 71, of Bubbling Springs Road passed 
away Friday, June 21, 2002 at Ira Davenport Hospital. 
He was born January 5, 1931 in Elmira, N.Y., the son of George 
and Lilly Sechrist McCann. 
Paul was a veteran of the Korean War and an avid golfer. He 
retired 8 years ago from Mercury Aircraft in Hammond-sport 
after 40 years of service.
Surviving are his wife, Martha McIntire McCann, sons Roger of 
Florida, Stephen (Dorothy) of Wayne, Michael (Mary) of Wayne 
and Kevin (Pat) of Dundee; sister Verna Vonderchek of Watkins 
Glen; 8 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and several 
nieces and nephews and two sisters-in-law Mary Ellen McCann of 
Savona and Ellen McCann of Hammondsport.
He was predeceased by his brothers Desmond, George and Donald.
Friends may call today from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the LaMarche 
Funeral Home, 35 Main St., Hammondsport. Funeral services will 
be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 1 p.m., the Rev. 
Jeffery McDowell officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant 
Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wayne Fire 
Dept. or Ambulance Corps.



Lena Mcdermott 
ADDISON | Lena McDermott, 90, of The Waters of Three Rivers 
Nursing Home, Painted Post (formerly of Addison) entered into 
rest on Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at the nursing home 
following an extended illness.
Lena was born in Addison, New York on August 2, 1911 a 
daughter of George and Nellie Whitney Brownell. She was 
married to Walter McDermott who predeceased her in 1948.
She was a graduate of Addison High School and was employed as 
a secretary by attorney Charles Crane and later at the Crane 
Insurance Agency. She retired from the Rounds Insurance 
Agency.
Lena was a member of the Addison United Methodist Church, an 
avid golfer and a friend to many. Her life long friend, 
Wyckoff Sherwood predeceased her in October 2001.
Friends are invited to call on Sunday from 1-3 pm at the Flint 
Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison where funeral services 
will be held at the conclusion of calling at 3 pm with Rev. 
Sandra Olmstead officiating. Burial will be in Addison Rural 
Cemetery.



Leslie R.  McDonald 
HAMMONDSPORT | Leslie R. McDonald 65 of County Route 87 
Hammondsport passed away Friday September 27, 2002 at the Bath 
VAMC. He was born September 9, 1937 in Yakima WA. the son of 
John and Mary Oravetz McDonald.
Leslie was an U.S. Marine Corp Veteran . A member of the Bath 
Church of the Nazarene and a retiree of F.M. Howell Co. of 
Elmira where he was a supervisor retiring in 1999 with over 40 
years of service.
Surviving are his wife Beverly Wilcox McDonald, Son Richard 
(Leslie) McDonald of Campbell, Daughter Tracy Pazzaglia of 
Elmira, Step-sons Donald (Marilyn) May of Corning, Ken (Sonya) 
Taft of Elmira, Kris (Patty) Taft of AZ. Step-daughters Mary 
(John) Taft of Wellsburg and Kimberly Taft of Corning, Sister 
Maxine (Jim) Loe of Plummer, Idaho 21 grandchildren, 2 
great-grandchildren 3 cousins and several Nieces and Nephews.
Friends may call Monday from 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. at the LaMarche 
Funeral Home 35 Main Street Hammondsport where Funeral 
Services will be held Monday at 7 p.m. Rev Wil Kauffman will 
officiate. Interment will be at the Bath National Cemetery at 
the convenience of the family. In Lieu of flowers memorials 
may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Hammondsport 
Vol. Ambulance Corp.



Willa Mae McFarland
CORNING | Willa Mae McFarland of Founders Pavilion, formerly 
of Dayspring I, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, 
February 2, 2002 at Corning Hospital.
She was born September 28, 1913 in Montgomery, Alabama. She 
was retired from New York Hotel Trades in New York City and 
was a member of the Eastern in NYC.
She is survived by a daughter, Gladys Maul of Corning; a 
granddaughter, Jondra Daniels of Binghamton, New York; three 
great grandchildren: Qinones, Naisaya and Naiyana; and several 
cousins.
Service will be held at 2 PM Thursday, February 7, 2002 at 
Acly-Stover Funeral Home. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery in 
Corning. 



Ralph A. McGory 
BATH | Ralph A. McGory 88 of the Steuben County Health Care 
Facility formerly of Mitchellsville Hill Road, passed away 
Saturday April 27, 2002 at the Health Care Facility.
His wife, Florida A. McGory passed away November 25, 1982. 
Ralph was an inspector at Mercury Aircraft in Hammondsport 
retiring several years ago, he also owned and operated McGorys 
Rest Homes in Bath for many years. He was an avid card player 
and flew his own airplane.
Surviving are his nephew Robert Greene of Lancaster, N.Y. and 
close friends Martin and Linda Cornish and the Lester Erway 
family.
Friends may call Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. at the LaMarche 
Funeral Home of Hammondsport where funeral and committal 
services will take place Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment will be 
in Pleasant Valley Cemetery Hammondsport.



Frederick R. Mcgunnigle 
AVOCA, NY | Frederick R. McGunnigle, 86, of Stanton Road, 
Avoca, NY died Thursday, May 30, 2002 at the Ira Davenport 
Memorial Hospital in Bath. 
Mr. McGunnigle was born in Hicksville, Long Island April 4, 
1916 the son of the late Stephen and Mary (Leonhardt) 
McGunnigle.
Fred moved to the Avoca area in 1942 and began farming 
seasonally until he moved to the area permanently in 1981. He 
was a member of St. Mary's Church in Bath.
He is survived by his 2 sisters; Evelyn Walsh of Bath, NY and 
Rosalie (Joseph) Rottkamp of Ridge, NY, and many nieces and 
nephews and great nieces and nephews and his close friend 
Dorothy Yost of Bath, NY. 
He was predeceased by his 2 sisters, Virginia Walsh and 
Florence Thoene and 2 brothers, Stephen and Edmund McGunnigle.
Friends may call on Sunday June 2nd from 2:00-4:00 and 
7:00-9:00PM at Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath. The Funeral Mass 
of Christian burial will be held Monday at 10:00AM at St. 
Mary's Church in Bath celebrated by Rev. Richard Shatzel. 
Burial will be in Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, Long Island.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Fred's name may be 
made to St. Mary's Church, 32 East Morris Street, Bath, NY 
14810.



Frederick Raymond  McGunnigle 
AVOCA | Frederick Raymond McGunnigle, 86, of Avoca, NY, 
entered into Eternal Rest at Ira Davenport Hospital on May 30, 
2002 after a brief illness.
Survivors include: beloved companion, Dorothy Yost; sisters, 
Evelyn Walsh and Rosalie (Joseph) Rottkamp; sister-in-law, 
Agnes McGunnigle of Southold, Long Island; godchildren, Mary 
Specht and Joseph S. Rottkamp; nieces and nephews, Rosalie 
(Frank) Niemczyk, Robert (Audrey) McGunnigle, John (Suzanne) 
Walsh, Evelyn (Arland) Hanning all of Bath and Stephen (Linda) 
McGunnigle of Avoca. Also, Agnes Dansereau, Thomas (Judy) 
McGunnigle, Marion (Joseph) Gaigal, RoAnn (Thomas) Costello, 
Mary Jean (Edward) Smith all of Long Island, James (Joyce) 
Walsh of Harpursville, NY, Kathleen (Dr. Salaj) Mukherjee of 
Henrietta, NY, Margaret (Kevin) Chamberlin of Lynchburg, VA 
and Kris (William) Anderson of Tenants Harbor, ME. Fred is 
additionally survived by 17 grand-nieces, 20 great-nephews and 
11 first cousins.
He was predeceased by his older brothers, Edmund McGunnigle 
and Stephen McGunnigle and his older sisters, Florence Thoene 
and Virginia Walsh.
Fred was born April 4, 1916 on a Long Island potato farm, one 
of 7 children. He graduated from St. Ignatius Loyola School in 
Hicksville. He helped his widowed mother and older brothers 
run the family farm. His parents were Stephen and Mary 
(Leonhardt) McGunnigle.
In the autumn of 1942, Fred followed his brother, Edmund, to 
Avoca where he purchased the Stryker and Chamberlain farms on 
Hemlock Hill. He raised potatoes and buckwheat, among other 
cash crops.
For years, Fred was identified with his seasonal residence, 
"The Hemlock Hill School House" which still stands. 
Eventually, Fred built a year-round home on Stanton Road. He 
joined the Avoca Grange and was a recipient of a 50-year pin.
Fred was a lifelong aviation enthusiast and maintained his own 
plane locally, flying over the hills with Gary Saltsman. When 
Fred was a young lad in cap and knickers, he met Charles 
Lindbergh near Roosevelt Field.
Known for his laconic "Jimmy Stewart" manner, Fred also 
possessed a natural tenor voice. He used to keep a motorboat 
on Lake Keuka and owned a race horse.
Fred and his best friend, Dorothy, were daily communicants at 
St. Mary's Church in Bath and week-end worshippers at St. 
Joseph's in Campbell.
It was often said that, "Fred's word was his bond and you 
could do business with him on a handshake." He will be deeply 
missed by Dorothy, his relatives, neighbors and friends.
After calling hours at Fagan's Inc. and a Funeral Mass at St. 
Mary's concelebrated by Rev. Richard Shatzel and Rev. Gerald 
T. O'Connor, Fred was removed to Long Island where Interment 
took place in the McGunnigle Family Plot in St. Brigid's 
Cemetery (Holy Rood), Westbury.
Donations may be made in Fred's memory to the Avoca Grange, 
the Avoca Library or Avoca Historical Society.
(Paid for by Friends of F. R. McGunnigle, LTD.) 



Philip John Mcinnis, Sr.
November 29,1927-March 14, 2002
PENN YAN, NY | Philip John McInnis of Penn Yan, New York 
traded this world for calmer seas on the morning of March 14, 
2002, after a protracted struggle with pneumonia. He was 
surrounded by the love of his family and the gentle skill of 
the ICU staff of Concord Hospital, Concord, NH. He left the 
world a better place through his years of teaching and guiding 
children as a school psychologist and learning specialist, 
helping thousands of children in the US and Canada learn to 
read through his Assured Readiness for Learning Program.
Dr. McInnis was born in Caribou, Maine, eldest child of Thomas 
and Patricia McInnis. He served in the United States Army as 
part of the occupation forces in Trieste, Italy after World 
War II. He earned his degree in education from Ricker College 
in Houlton, Maine, and married Elizabeth Riley in 1952. After 
teaching and coaching in Rumford, Maine and Watkins Glen, New 
York he pursued graduate work at Syracuse University and 
received a Masters degree in School Psychology from Cornell 
University, and began working as a school psychologist in Penn 
Yan and Hammondsport, New York. In 1977 he was honored with a 
doctorate in education from Ricker College. He was President 
of the New York State School Psychologists and a frequent 
speaker at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum 
Development (ASCD) conferences.
Dr. McInnis developed the widely used Assured Readiness for 
Learning (ARL) program, combining academic research with 
innovative classroom techniques to provide the most 
appropriate and effective ways to teach children to learn to 
read and write. His program is acclaimed nationally as well as 
in Canada. As a consultant, he worked with schools to 
implement his program and conducted annual summer workshops.
According to his wishes, the ARL program and workshops will 
continue, although his absence will be profoundly felt.
A champion sailor, he devoted his summers to sharing this 
skill with many others. His happiest times were spent on Keuka 
Lake enjoying his family and friends, reading, and talking 
about children and learning.
His life was characterized by dignity, integrity, grace, 
compassion, and generosity. His legacy is his love for his 
family and commitment to the education of children. He will be 
greatly missed by his wife Betti, his siblings, Michael 
(Barbara) McInnis of Naples, ME, Patricia Pichelman of Kansas 
City, MO and Sheila Shaw of Hammondsport; his children Susan, 
Jon, Lisa, Phil Jr. and Leslie; children-in-law Jim, Tim and 
Martha, and his grandchildren Emily, Katie, David, Madison, 
Brian, Colin, and Jenna, as well as his dog Riley.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2002 at 
1:00 p.m. at Saint Gabriel's Catholic Church, 78 Sheather 
Street, Hammondsport, New York. All are welcome to attend and 
share their thoughts and memories of his life. In lieu of 
flowers, please send donations to the Hammondsport Elementary 
School Library, Hammondsport, NY 14840, or Concord Hospital, 
250 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301 (please note with your 
donation that the gift is in memory of Dr. Philip McInnis). 



Juanita I.  McKee 
BATH | Juanita I. McKee passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 
the Steuben County Health Care Facility, Bath, NY. She was 
born in Wayne, NY, the daughter of the late Earl and Gessie 
Barkley. She lived in Florida for 40 years.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph McKee and her family, 
Gordon Van Husen, Carol and Alton P. McCaskill, Vicki Dinnan, 
John Dinnan, Gary and Angelica Van Husen and Connie English; 
grandchildren, Rod Warner, Sarah Dinnan and Ryan Rumsey; 
great-grandchildren, Ashley Talube, Rachael and Alicia Rumsey, 
Kelsey Love, Ray and Mariella Bienverdes; four sisters, 
Gertrude, Muriel, Blanche and Lenora.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service 
Sunday, June 2nd, 2002 at 3:00 PM in the Steuben County Health 
Care Facility, 7002 Mt. Washington Rd., Bath, NY. Arrangements 
are being handled by Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath.



Dixie M. McMillen
Dixie Mae McMillen, 87, formerly of Hanwell Village, Corning, 
NY, died Sunday, August 11, 2002 at The Waters of Three Rivers 
Health Care Center, in Painted Post, NY.
She was born March 25, 1915, in Puxico, Missouri, the daughter 
of Othneal Spray Edwards and Nanny Belle Johnson Edwards. She 
was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Carl S. 
Edwards, her sisters Irene Kitchen and Elsie Hall, by her 
husband, Leon F. McMillen and great nephew, Ryan J. French.
She is survived by her sister, Helen Hull; her nieces, Thelma 
Campbell, June Kelly, Darlene Reisner, Mary Durst, Peg 
McMillen French, Marianne Miller and Linda Negri; her nephews, 
Jerry Davis, Roland Davis, Michael Hull and Craig Wheeler and 
several grand nieces and nephews.
Dixie grew up in Puxico, where she attended elementary and 
high school. During World War II, she eagerly joined the war 
effort, becoming one of the first female drop-hammer 
operators. She worked for Curtiss Wright Aircraft Co. in 
Buffalo, NY, and Bell Aircraft Co. Later, she worked for 
Remington Rand in Elmira, NY, retiring after many years of 
service. After retirement, she then worked at J.C. Penney Co. 
in the Arnot Mall, Big Flats, NY, and the Sunshine Laundry 
Center in Corning, NY, a business which she, and her husband 
Leon, owned in the '70s. Throughout her life, Dixie was a bold 
and courageous woman with bright blue eyes and a quick smile. 
She loved growing flowers & cactus, birdwatching, collecting 
donkey figurines, drinking Coca-Cola, crocheting, country & 
western music, cooking & baking, and spoiling her nieces and 
nephews. Dixie was well-known for a dessert she called "glop" 
and scrumptious filled cookies. She loved fishing, and enjoyed 
summers at cottages at Keuka Lake, Hammon-dsport, NY, and 
Butterfield Lake, Redwood, NY. Dixie was a loving wife, and 
very beloved aunt who will be missed by her family and many 
friends.
Friends may call on Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at Phillips 
Funeral Home, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, from 2 until 4 PM, 
where a Memorial Service celebrating the life of Mrs. McMillen 
will be held following calling hours at 4:00 PM. Interment 
will be at Scot-chtown Cemetery, Erin, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dixie's name may 
be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 435 E. Henrietta Road, 
Rochester, NY 14620 or to the Finger Lakes SPCA, Rte. 54, 
Bath, NY 14810 or to the charity of one's choice.



Stanley  Medrek 
HAMMONDSPORT, NY | Stanley Medrek age 89, of 8830 Cty Rte 74, 
Hammondsport, NY died Friday August 9, 2002 at Ira Davenport 
Memorial Hospital.
Stanley was born in Chicago, IL on Feb. 15, 1913 and was the 
son of Michael and Sophia Przybyla Medrek. 
He and his wife Vera Socala Medrek were married in 
Hammondsport, NY on June 22, 1938. He was a long time dairy 
farmer and vineyardist in Pulteney.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Vera; Children: Edward 
(Joan) Medrek of Prattsburgh, NY, Sophie (Bruce) Hedenstedt of 
Honeoye Falls, NY, Thaddeus (Lisa) Medrek of Moravia, NY, 
Wanda (Terry) Wood, John (Dawn) Medrek, Stanley E (Cea) 
Medrek, all of Hammondsport, NY, many grandchildren and great 
grandchildren.
Friends may call on Mon (Aug 12), from 7 to 9pm at the Bottoni 
- Wood Funeral Home in Prattsburgh. Funeral services will be 
held at the funeral home on Tues at 1pm with Sr. Anne McGill, 
officiating. Burial will be at Glenview Cemetery in Pulteney.



F. Pearl Meese
BATH, NY | F. Pearl Meese, 86, of Lakeview Apartments, 105 
Geneva St., died Thursday evening (Apr. 11, 2002) at McAuley 
Manor in North Hornell, after a brief illness.
Born in Clarksburg, w. VA. on Dec. 18, 1915, she was the 
daughter of the late Fleming and Effie Gay Bean Riley. On Nov. 
19, 1935 she was married in Oakland, MD., to Woodrow W. Meese, 
who predeceased her on Dec. 8, 1985.
A life long resident of Avoca and Bath, Pearl was a member of 
the Avoca Grange for 50 years.
Her family includes her two sons, Lanny (Marilyn) Meese of 
Avoca and Paul (Sheila) Meese of Bath; her foster son, Darrell 
(Pat) Gardner of Avoca; her four daughters, Alda Gardner of 
Titusville, FLA., Joyce (Ronald) Hill of Avoca, Beverly 
(Allan) Belanger of Wallace and LaVonne Zeltwagner of Avoca; 
her brother, Paul (Pauline) Riley of Long Bottom, Ohio; her 
sister-in-law, June Kovac of Caton, Ohio; her 24 
grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and one 
great-great-grandchild; her nieces and nephews; also her dear 
friends, Eleanor Sanford, Lee Oddi and Marion Dobbs.
Besides her parents and husband, Pearl was predeceased by her 
daughter, Thelma Meese in 1992; and her five brothers, Earl, 
Sanford, Walter, Virgil and Richard Riley.
Calling hours are from 2-4 and 7-9p.m. Monday at the 
Bond-Davis & Bishop Funeral Home in Avoca. A funeral service 
will be held at 11a.m. Tuesday at the Avoca United Methodist 
Church, with the Rev. Rene Carrillo officiating. Committal 
services and interment will follow at Valley View Cemetery, 
Avoca.
Those wishing may contribute in Pearl's memory to either the 
Avoca United Methodist Church, Jacobs Ladder Road, Avoca, NY 
14809 or to the Residents Fund at McAuley Manor, 1 Bethesda 
Drive, Hornell, NY 14843.



Gertrude Regina  Merola
CORNING, NY | Gertrude Regina Merola, 89 years, of Corning, 
NY, died at her home Thursday, May 23, 2002.
She was born Sept. 6, 1912 the daughter of Thomas and Anna 
Gibbons Cosgrove, in Corning.
She attended St. Mary's Catholic School and Corning Free 
Academy. On Jan. 17, 1931, she was married to Nicholas Joseph 
Merola at St. Mary's Church, Corning. He predeceased her in 
June of 2001.
She was employed by Corning Incorporated, working as a payroll 
clerk, retiring in the early 1970's, with 45 years of active 
service.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to many. She 
also loved to fish while she spent time at her cottage on 
Keuka Lake. She also enjoyed crocheting.
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law: Nicholas T. and 
Penelope J. Merola of Corning; grandchildren: Nicholas & Diana 
Merola, Kaye Merola, Karen & James Pierri, Jacque Mendiz & 
Lisa Munn; great-grandchildren: Kali Hemly, Nicholas & Neena 
Merola, Jessica, Jordan & Gabriel Pierri, Michael Munn, Jean, 
Abigail & Emily Mendiz; brother, Patrick Cosgrove; sister, 
Clara Stevens & several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Regina Green; brothers: 
Adam & Thomas Cosgrove and sisters: Agatha Chambers, Veronica 
Pinkey and Anna Bistram.
Arrangements are being made with the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 
E. First St., Corning. There will be no calling hours. There 
will be Prayers of Committal and Interment on Saturday, May 
25, 2002 at 10:00 am in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning. Rev. 
Philip Billotte will be officiating. The family wishes any 
Memorial Donations be sent to the Alzheimer's Assoc., 435 E. 
Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620, in Gertrude's honor.



Elizabeth G. Merrick
PAINTED POST, NY | Elizabeth G. Merrick, 82 years, of Painted 
Post, NY, loving mother and grandmother, died on Wednesday, 
April 10, 2002, with her family at her side.
She was born November 13, 1919, the daughter of the late 
Francis A. and Elizabeth Jane Turner Griffin in Corning, NY.
She was a graduate of Corning Free Academy.
In 1941, she was married to Keith W. Merrick at St. Mary's 
Church in Corning. He predeceaed her on September 3, 1993. She 
was a lifetime resident of Corning, and enjoyed spending much 
time in North Port, Florida and at Keuka Lake.
She was a member of All Saint's Parish, attending St. Mary's 
Church in Corning. She was also a member and past president of 
the Rosary Society. She was a volunteer for the American Red 
Cross, the Gray Lady Society, Bath Veterans Administration and 
Ira Davenport Hospital in Bath, NY. She was a member of RSVP 
at Green Meadows. She was also a member of the Corning Country 
Club, the Bath Country Club, and the North Port, Florida 
Country Club. She was an original member of a bridge club 
formed in her High School days, and she was active with the 
group until 2001. She was also very active with the Republican 
Party.
Elizabeth will be missed dearly by her daughters and 
sons-in-law: Trina & Jack Kelley of Painted Post, NY and Leigh 
& Richard Park of Painted Post, NY; grandchildren: Sean 
Kelley, Erin Kelley, Keilee Park & Keigan Park; sister-in-law, 
Helen Griffin of Sun City, Fl., also several nieces & nephews.
She was predeceased by her brothers: Francis Griffin, John 
(Bud) Griffin and sisters: Margaret (Peg) Morrow and Teresa 
Landron.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, April 12, 2002 at St. 
Mary's Church at 9:30 am followed by Committal Prayers and 
Internment at Fairview Cemetery in Painted Post, NY.
The family requests Memorial Donations be made to the charity 
of one's choice, in Elizabeth's name.



Dolores A.  Michaluk
ROCHESTER, NY | Dolores A. Michaluk, 52, of Brighton, NY, died 
Thursday April 4, 2002 at the Jewish Home of Rochester. 
Dolores was born October 3, 1949 in Bath, NY to Edwin and 
Shirley Rawleigh Michaluk. Dolores was a bookkeeping 
accountant for Caldwell Manufacturing in Rochester, New York. 
She was a member of The Women's Auxiliary at the Bath American 
Legion Charles E. Westcott Post 173 and also a member of the 
Bath VFW. Dolores was a very giving and loving person who 
enjoyed many types of music and movies.
Dolores is survived by her father Edwin Michaluk and special 
friend Mary Jane Kinney of Bath; her close friend Dodie Dean 
of Colorado; her godchild Somer Dean and John and Amanda 
Rawleigh. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts, 
uncles and cousins.
Calling hours will be Sunday April 7, 2002 in Fagan's Funeral 
Home in Bath from 1:00-3:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM and Monday April 
8, 2002 from 2:00-3:00 PM. Funeral services will be held 
Monday April 8, 2002 at 3:00 immediately following calling 
hours in Fagan's Funeral Home, 31 W. Morris Street, Bath, NY 
14810 with Rev. Jeffrey McDowell officiating. Burial will be 
in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations in Dolores's 
name may be made to The Jewish Home of Rochester, 2021 Winton 
Road South, Brighton, NY 14610. 



Harold E. "Eagle"  Middlebrook
PENN YAN, NY | Harold E. "Eagle" Middlebrook of Penn Yan, NY, 
died Tues., July 23, 2002 at the age of 85.
Friends may call on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the 
Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 
the funeral home on Sat. at 11 am with the Rev. K. Wayne 
Butler, pastor of the Penn Yan United Methodist Church 
officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum of Local 
History, 8419 St. Rte. 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840.
Harold was born July 30, 1916 in Middlesex, NY and was the son 
of N. Howard and Mariam Mack Middlebrook. He started his 
aviation career in 1932, and became a flight instructor during 
WWII. Following the war, he worked with Pan American Airlines. 
In 1945 he and his wife moved to Penn Yan and Harold founded 
Penn Yan Aero Service. In 1955 he became chief pilot for 
Seneca Foods Corp, retiring in 1981. Since retiring, he has 
remained active restoring and flying antique aircraft.
He was a member of the Penn Yan United Methodist Church, the 
Penn Yan Flying Club, OX-5 Aviation Pioneers, Experimental 
Aircraft Association, the Quiet Birdman, the Hunter Hook and 
Ladder Comp. of the Penn Yan Fire Dept. and the Curtiss 
Museum.
He is survived by his wife, Florence Blair Middlebrook; sons, 
Daryl (Patricia) Middlebrook and Paul (Nancy) Middlebrook both 
of Penn Yan, NY; grandchildren, Nancy (Jim) 
Middlebrook-Piastuch and their children, Jenni, Kyle, James 
and Lauren, William (Melissa) Middlebrook, Chad (Julie) 
Middlebrook and Tiffany (Rob) Gage; sisters, Alice (Howard) 
Williams of Summerville, SC and Roma Dekouski of Canandaigua, 
NY and several nieces and nephews.



Frances Agnes  Middleton
CORNING, NY | Frances Agnes Middleton, 90 years, formerly of 
Corning, NY, died Friday, February 15, 2002 at Elcor Health 
Services in Horseheads, NY.
Frances was born in Jamaica, NY the daughter of Amalia Pennisi 
and Cosimo Cardone.
She is survived be her sisters; Angela Billings of Smithtown, 
NY and Marion G. Smith of Corning, NY. She is also survived by 
many nieces and nephews, among them, Nephew James (Inge) Smith 
and Niece Joan (Richard) Quigley both of Painted Post, NY.
Frances was predeceased by her husband Charles Lawrence and 
their son Kenneth. She is also predeceased by husbands; Karl 
Johanntges and Homer Middleton, her brothers; Marco Cardone, 
Vincent Cardone and her sister Marie Smith.
Frances was a retired supervisor from the New York Telephone 
Company. She was also a communicant of All Saint's Parish.
A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of 
the family at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., 
Corning, NY.
Memorial Donations can be made to All Saint's Parish in her 
name.



Cecelia (Ceil) Miller
ELMIRA, NY | Cecelia (Ceil) Miller, 87 years of 301 Grove 
Street died Saturday, June 15, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical 
Center.
She was born March 18, 1915 in Corning, NY the daughter of the 
late Antonio and Anna Candleana Maio. She was a lifetime 
resident of Corning, attending St. Mary's Catholic School. 
Ceil and Frank Miller were married in Corning. He predeceased 
her.
She was employed as a clerk for Corning, Inc., retiring with 
70 years active and inactive service with the company.
Ceil was a member of All Saint's Parish, attending St. Mary's 
Church & Anawim House of Prayer. She was a lifetime member of 
the Corning VFW Auxiliary, and she was a past volunteer in the 
Gift Shop at Corning Hospital.
She was a very loving person to all and known by her family 
(especially grandchildren) as "Mema".
She enjoyed music and loved singing at family weddings and 
gatherings. Family and friends enjoyed her talents of 
crocheting.
Surviving: her brother, Louis (Nellie) Maio of Riverside; and 
sisters, Veronica (Jim) Gunderman of Savona, NY and Rita 
(Gene) Cotter of Painted Post, NY; special granddaughter, Rae 
Jean (Ray) Willette of Pine City, NY and grandsons, Vincent 
Gilbert and Eric Gilbert both of Horseheads, NY and six great 
grandchildren; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her son, Henry W. Gilbert; brothers, 
Harry (Chic) Maio, Joseph Maio, Carmen Maio, Arthur Maio and 
Blaze Maio; and sisters, Amelia Clark and Catherine Maio 
Webber.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First 
St., Corning, NY, Wednesday, June 19, 2002 from 4-7 pm. The 
Corning VFW Auxiliary will have a Memorial Service at 7:00 pm. 
A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home Thursday, 
June 20, 2002 at 10:00 am followed by a Mass of Christian 
Burial and Committal Prayers at 10:30 am at St. Mary's Church. 
Interment will be in the family plot at St. Mary's Cemetery, 
Corning.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in 
Ceil's honor to All Saint's Parish, 222 Dodge Ave., Corning, 
NY 14830 or All Saint's Academy, 158 State St., Corning, NY 
14830.



Charles H.  Miller
CORNING | Charles H. Miller, age 81 of Stanley Drive, died 
Sunday, May 5, 2002 at Corning Hospital following a short 
illness. He was born April 13, 1921 in Liberty Township, PA 
the son of Elmer and Mae Miller. He was married to Rosie 
McConnell on Dec. 6, 1969 at the Assembly of God Church in 
Corning. His first wife Elsie Cary, whom he married on June 
25, 1941, predeceased him on March 9, 1968. Charlie served as 
a Sergeant in the US Army during World War II in the 2nd 
Infantry, 37th Artillery in Germany. He was a member of Elmira 
Christian Center and had taught Sunday School both there and 
formerly at the East Lawrence Baptist Church. He was retired 
from Corning, Inc. in 1981 and was an honorary member of the 
Lawrenceville Fire Dept., a former member of the Lawrenceville 
Borough Council, a life member of East Point Rod and Gun Club 
of Liberty, PA, a former Boy Scout Leader and baseball coach 
in Lawrenceville. Charles was also an avid hunter.
He is survived by his wife Rosie Miller; a daughter and 
son-in-law, Carolyn and Wayne Comstock of Chesapeake, VA; two 
sons, Charles "Chuck" Miller of East Lawrence, PA and Richard 
"Rick" Miller of Lebanon, PA; five sisters, Sarah Bohnert of 
Mansfield, PA, Lois Cort of Worchester, MA, Donna McMichael of 
Penn Yan, NY, Betty Lou Snyder of Syracuse, NY, Helen 
Schneider of Morris, PA; a brother, Rexford Miller of Trout 
Run, PA; three granddaughters, Marcy Comstock, Cheryl Comstock 
and Angela Cuozzo; two step-grandchildren, Jimmi Eslinger and 
Patti Eslinger; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased 
by several brothers and sisters.
Friends may call at Carpenter's Funeral Homes, 14 E. Pulteney 
St., Wed., May 8, 2002 from 6-8 PM and Thurs. 1-2 PM where a 
Funeral Service will be held 2 PM at the conclusion of 
visitation with the Rev. John Bedzyk and Rev. G. Victor Perry 
officiating. Burial will be in Powers Cemetery, Lawrenceville, 
PA.



George S.  Miller
DANSVILLE | George S. Miller age 74 of 10 Hill Crest Circle 
died Saturday September 21, 2002 at his home in Dansville.
George was born in Painted Post NY on February 5, 1928 the son 
of the late George and Jane Miller. He was married on May 19, 
1951 to his wife Ethel (DeLeon) Miller who survives him. He 
was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Dansville, a former 
member of the Bath Rod and Gun Club and was at one time an 
avid skeet shooter. He developed a love for flying and was an 
active member in the Dansville Pilots Association. George was 
a veteran of WWII having served in the U.S. Navy from 
1944-1946 and a member of the Daniel Goho American Legion Post 
in Dansville. He was a familiar face in the early Dansville 
cable system and was currently employed by Bennett 
Construction in Dansville where he worked as an electrician.
George is survived by his wife of 51 years Ethel (DeLeon) 
Miller of Dansville. Two daughters Susan (John) Keysaw of 
Freehold NY and Anne (Jeff) Shaver of Dansville. Two 
grandchildren Dustin and Dillon Shaver both of Dansville. 
Several nieces and nephews.
There will be no prior calling hours, a mass of Christian 
burial will be said Tuesday at 2:00 PM at St. Mary's Church in 
Dansville. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Dansville. 
Memorial contributions may be made to The Vincent House 310 
Second Ave. Wayland NY 14572. Arrangements made by the 
Sullivan Funeral Home and Cremation Center 4 Perine St. 
Dansville.



Gerald D. Miller 
CORNING | Gerald D. Miller, age 82 of Corning, NY, died 
Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, 
OH.
Mr. Miller was born in Corning, July 30, 1920 the son of the 
late Joseph and Carrie (Gello) Miller. He married Gladys M. 
Patterson, January 10, 1945 in Corning. Jerry served in the US 
Army Air Corps during WWII.
He was a carpenter with Corning Inc. where he retired in 1996 
after 25 years of service. Jerry was a member of All Saints 
Parish, Corning Lodge of Elks No. 1071, VFW Post #524, and the 
Marconi Social Club. An avid golfer, he was also a member of 
Indian Hills Golf Club.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys at home; three sons: Gerald 
D. Miller Jr. of Tulsa, OK, Carmen E. Miller of Las Vegas, NV 
and James P. (Danette) Miller of Corning; a very special 
granddaughter, Rachael Miller; three sisters: Josephine Nelson 
of Painted Post, Teresa Gleason and Anna Miller of Corning; 
several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call Sunday from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at Phillips 
Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning. A Mass of 
Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Church, 155 State 
St., Corning, Monday at 9:30 AM. Burial will follow in the St. 
Mary's Cemetery, Corning.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to All Saints 
Academy, 158 State St., Corning, NY 14830.



Janette M.  Miller 
HORSEHEADS | Janette M. Miller, 81, of Elcor Health Services, 
died Saturday, August 17, 2002 at Elcor Health Services.
She was born July 9, 1921 in Addison, the daughter of the late 
George and Ethel (Shulman) Blencowe. She married John Miller 
who predeceased her.
Janette was a homemaker.
She is survived by a son, Walter Gillette of Pine City; 
daughter, Lucille (Clayton) Oakley of Horseheads; 
daughter-in-law, Pat Gillette of Corning; grandchildren, Tim 
Ellison, Tia Palmer, Floyd Gillette, Jr., Carrie Crowley, 
Jeanette Oakley, Crystal Oakley, Marvin Geyer, Martin Geyer, 
Edwin Geyer, and Jeanette Gillette. She was predeceased by two 
sons, Arthur and Floyd Gillette.
Family and friends are invited to call at Acly-Stover Funeral 
Home, 327 E. Second St., Corning, on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 
from 1-2 p.m. Funeral services will follow calling calling 
hours at 2 p.m., with Rev. William Wells officiating. Burial 
will be in Hope Cemetery Annex, Corning.



Virginia M.  Miller 
MONTOUR FALLS | Virginia M. Miller, 84, of the Skilled Nursing 
Facility, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2002 at Schuyler 
Hospital, Montour Falls, NY.
She was born October 28, 1917 in Corning, NY to Frances and 
Ethel Stoddard Drehmer.
Virginia formerly worked at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital as 
a Dietician and was a member of the Savona Federated Church, 
Savona, NY.
She is survived by three sons: Edward (Diane) Miller of 
Savona, NY, Karl (Carol) Miller of Painted Post, NY and 
Maurice (Marg) Miller of Roseburg, Oregon; two daughters, Joan 
(Clifton) Davis of Savona, NY and Betty (Martin) Blaskowitz of 
Gaines, PA; one brother, Reuel Drehmer of Kissimmee, FL; two 
sisters, Barbara Eldridge of Bath, NY and Ethel Vanderhoff of 
Savona, NY; 18 grandchildren; several great grandchildren, and 
several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Leo Miller and a daughter, 
Sharon Tunning.
Friends may call at Seager Funeral Home, Main Street, Savona, 
NY on Tuesday, September 24th from 2:00-4:00 pm and 7:00-9:00 
pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on 
Wednesday, September 25th at 11:00 am with Rev. Ron Huckabone 
officiating. Burial will be in Seamens Cemetery, Savona, NY.

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