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Norman R. Phillips 
BATH | Norman R. Phillips, 68, of 6850 Lake Salubria Dr., 
passed away Saturday, June 22, 2002 at Ira Davenport Memorial 
Hospital, Bath, NY.
He was born August 30, 1933 in Auburn, NY to Walter and Leona 
VanVlake Phillips.
He was a retired Gas Technician for Bath Electric & Gas, Bath, 
NY. Norman served in the Air Force from 1953 to 1957. He was a 
member of the Bath Country Club, Bath American Legion Post 
#173, The Bath Elks Lodge and St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 
Bath, NY.
Norman is survived by his wife, Betty Carr Phillips; his 
mother, Leona Phillips of Bath, NY; one son, Tom Phillips of 
Bath, NY; one daughter-in-law, Tracey Phillips of Bath, NY; 
one sister, Barbara Terrenzi of Rochester, NY; three 
granddaughters, Courtenay, Janessa and Kassie Phillips all of 
Bath, NY; one aunt, Pauline Ordway of Bath, NY and several 
nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son, Mark Phillips in 1999 and one 
brother, Ed Phillips in 2002.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Thomas Episcopal 
Church, Bath, NY on Thursday, June 27th at 6:00 PM with Rev. 
Dennis Wienk officiating. Interment will be in the St. Thomas 
Columbarium.
Arrangements handled by Seager-Jones Funeral Home of Bath, NY. 
Contact Funeral Home for donation to Neurologic Foundations.



Stephen C.  Phillips 
ADDISON | Stephen C. Phillips, 49, of 6690 Cnty Rte # 21, 
Addison entered into rest on Monday, September 9, 2002 
unexpectedly in the Town of Cameron.
Steve was born on November 20, 1952 in Corning, New York a son 
of Charles and Leona Hadlock Phillips. He married Jackulyn 
Jackson on May 29, 1969.
Steve attended Addison High School and Corning Community 
College. He was retired after 25 years service at Corning Inc. 
where he was employed as an occupational trainer. He enjoyed 
fly fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Jackulyn; a daughter, Danielle 
(Mrs. Tharold) Davenport of Painted Post; three sons, Eric 
(Elizabeth) Phillips of Richmond, VA, Andrew Hibbard of 
Chicago, IL and Aron Hibbard of Corning; his mother, Leona 
Shick of Victor; his father, Charles Phillips Sr. of Painted 
Post; maternal grandmother, Edna Hadlock of Troy, PA; two 
brothers, Stanley Phillips of Rochester and Charles Phillips 
of Canandaigua; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Saturday from noon 
until 2 pm at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison 
with a memorial service to be held at the conclusion of 
calling at 2 pm with Rev. Richard Hurd officiating. Interment 
will be in Boyds Corners Cemetery, Cameron, NY.
Memorials may be made to Addison Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 
P.O. Box 75, Addison, NY 14801. 



Theresa M. Pierotti 
CORNING | Theresa M. Pierotti, age 80 of Corning, passed away 
on Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital in 
Sayre, PA.
Theresa was born on December 5, 1921 in Corning, the daughter 
of Antonio and Lena Ruosso Alotto.
She married Michael John Pierotti on April 7, 1951 at St. 
Vincent de Paul Church. He preceded her in death in 1959.
Theresa proudly served her country in the US Army during World 
War II.
A beloved soloist in the Corning community, Theresa was the 
choir director for the St. Vincent's choir for sixty years. 
She was a life long communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Church 
where she taught music and was housekeeper and cook from 
1967-1995. Theresa Also taught music at All Saints Academy, 
sang with the Resurrection Choir, the Sugar and Spice Singers 
from the Corning Senior Center and was an original member of 
the Seven Sharps from Northside High School.
She was a member of the Italian-American Women's Club, Women 
Veterans, and a past member of the Corning Philharmonic Choir.
Theresa also previously worked as a Home Healthcare Aid with 
the Corning Hospital.
Surviving Theresa are her children: Nancy (P. James) Quattrini 
of Corning, Anita (Timothy) Brown of Fountain Hills, AZ, 
Michael Pierotti, Anthony (Colleen) Pierotti and Joseph 
Pierotti all of Corning; sisters: Mary (Joseph) Colaccechi, 
Josephine (Frank) Carlenio, Elizabeth Orso and Rose Icenhour 
all of Corning; grandchildren: Mikaela and Marisa Quattrini, 
Courtney and Cody Brown, Meegan and Mikenna Pierotti, Vincent, 
Dominic and Matthew Pierotti, Tom Sherrod and Todd Lehman as 
well as several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are special 
friends, Leora Stratton and Vicki Berto and her friends and 
neighbors of John Street.
In addition to her parents and husband, Theresa was 
predeceased by her sisters, Antoinette Alotto and Florence 
Wexell and a brother, Frank Alotto. 
Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral 
Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning on Sunday, May 12 from 4 to 
8 PM. Prayers at the Funeral Home will be on Monday at 9:00 AM 
followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Vincent de Paul 
Church at 9:30 AM. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Memorial Donations, in Theresa's name, should be directed to 
All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Ave., Corning, NY 14830. 



James A. Pierri, Sr. 
PAINTED POST | James A. Pierri, Sr., devoted husband, father 
and grandfather, age 65, of Painted Post, died Thursday, 
February 7, 2002 at his home on N. Hamilton Street. Mr. Pierri 
was born April 14, 1936 at Corning, NY, the son of the late 
Peter and Julia (Cavalier) Pierri. He was the husband of 
Elaine "Micki" (McAllister) Pierri.
James was a graduate of St. Mary's Catholic School and Corning 
Free Academy. He served in the Navy from 1955 to 1959. He was 
an electrician at Corning Inc. where he retired in 1996 after 
35 years of service. 
James was a member of All Saints Parish, Willow Creek Golf 
Club and the Corning-Painted Post Sports Hall of Fame for 
Football.
He is survived by his loving wife, Elaine "Micki" (McAllister) 
at home; three daughters: Janet Pierri of Corning, Joyce 
(Roger) Socal of Pittsburgh and Jennifer (Tom) Stickler of 
Beaver Dams; one son: James Jr. (Karen) Pierri of Painted 
Post; one sister: Anna (Ralph) Lesso of Painted Post; four 
brothers: John (Yolanda) Pierri of Corning, Raymond (Sylvia) 
Pierri of Painted Post, Joseph (Marylee) Pierri of Elmira and 
Anthony (Joan) Pierri of Horseheads; grandchildren: Jesica, 
Jordan, Gabriel Pierri, Matthew and Ryan Socal and Erica 
Stickler; two aunts, Teresa ZuZero and Margaret Cavalier of 
Corning; one uncle, John Cavalier of Phoenix, AZ, several 
nieces, nephews, cousins; special friend, Tammy Huggins; 
brothers and sisters-in-law: Dale and Erma Coleman of 
Whitesville, Ellen and Robert Buckley of Penn Yan, Elizabeth 
and Wayne Thompson of Corning, Lois and Larry McAllister of 
Utica, Michael McAllister of Troupsburg and Barbara Thompson 
of Corning.
No calling hours are scheduled. A prayer service will be held 
Monday at 8:45 AM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. 
Pulteney St., Corning, followed by a 9:30 AM Mass of Christian 
Burial at St. Mary's Church, 155 State St., Corning; Father 
Mark Miller, celebrant.
Memorials may be made to the Cancer Treatment Center, 114 
Columbia Street, Corning, NY 14830, Southern Tier Hospice, 
Inc., 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or All Saints 
Academy, 380 Denison Pkwy. E., Corning, NY 14830.



Merton T.  Plaisted 
WAYNE, NY | Merton T. Plaisted, age 73 of Wayne, NY passed 
away July 21, 2002 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. 
Merton was born in Wayne, NY on June 28, 1929, the son of 
Fredrick and Grace Plaisted. 
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Gertrude 
Plaisted; seven children: Carl Plaisted (Sue) of Lancaster PA; 
Donald Plaisted (Linda) of Rochester NY; William Plaisted 
(Cathie) of Batavia, NY; Robert Plaisted of Wayne, NY; Suzanne 
Bergman (Barry) of Palm Bay, FL; Mark Plaisted (Joyce) of 
Wayne, NY and Patricia Plaisted of Horseheads, NY; fourteen 
grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and 
cousins. Merton was also survived by a sister, Eleanor 
(Plaisted) Swarthout of Gang Mills, NY and Jean (Plaisted) 
Palmer of Syracuse, NY. Merton was predeceased by a brother, 
Elmer Plaisted and a sister, Melva (Plaisted) Day. 
He was a self-employed farmer for all of his life, receiving 
several awards including: three Carnation Genetics Awards; 
nineteen Progressive Breeders Registry Awards; several 
Dairylea Cooperative Inc. Milk Quality Management Awards; 
several Steuben County DHI High Heard Fat Awards; 1998 Steuben 
County Soil and Water Conservation District Cooperator of the 
Year Award and the 1996 Active Master Breeder Award from the 
New York State Holstein Assoc,. Merton was honored for having 
one of six out of 4,200 New York State Farms breaking records 
for high butterfat. 
Merton served six years on the Wayne Town Planning Board, 
eight years on the Wayne Town Board as Councilman and the last 
seventeen years as Supervisor on the Town of Wayne. He chaired 
the Keuka Watershed Improvement Cooperative (KWIC), a model 
water quality protection effort by eight town and villages 
around Keuka Lake. In 2001, Merton was the recipient of an 
award named after him, the Merton Plaisted Award for 
outstanding service to the KWIC program. His many interests 
included hunting, writing poems, watching bull riding, big 
band music, John Wayne movies and gardening. His strong will, 
sense of humor, love for animals and devotion to being a 
husband and father will always be remembered.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, July 24, 2002 from 2-4 and 
7-9 p.m. at the LaMarche Funeral Home, 35 Main St., 
Hammondsport, NY where funeral services will be held on 
Thursday at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Merton's memory may be 
directed to the: Town of Wayne Youth Program, reachable at the 
Town Hall; Soldiers and Sailors Hospital Therapy Dept., 418 N. 
Main St., Penn Yan, NY and the Rochester School for the Deaf 
in Rochester, NY.



Stuart B. Pollock 
GLEN ROCK | Stuart B. Pollock, age 85, of Glen Rock, died 
Friday, March 29, 2002.  Born and raised in Corning, NY, he was 
a resident of Glen Rock for the past 43 years.
Stuart retired in 1982 after 30 years as a salesman for 
Corning Glass. He was a member of Ridgewood United Methodist 
Church and a Veteran of WW II.
He was the beloved husband of the late Marion.
Private graveside services were held at the Coopers Plains 
Cemetery in NY. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, 
April 28, 3 PM at the Ridgewood United Methodist Church, 100 
Dayton Street, Ridgewood, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions may be made to the church. Arrangements by the 
Olthuis Funeral Home, Midland Park, NJ.



Helen E.  Pope
INDIAN LAKE | Helen E. Pope, age 93, formerly of West Main 
St., Indian Lake, died August 5, 2002 at Adirondack Tri County 
Nursing Home.  Born Dec. 13, 1908 in Savona, NY, she was the 
daughter of Jay and Mabel (Brink) Conley.
She was a graduate of Savona High School and received her 
degree as a Registered Nurse from Arnot Ogden Hospital in 
1930.
Helen married Milton S. Pope on August 30, 1931 in Homer. Mr. 
Pope died Sept. 29, 1998.
Survivors include one daughter, Jill L. Rudneva of Rochester 
Hills, Michigan; one son, John R. Pope of England; one 
brother, William G. Conley of Portland, Oregon; a 
daughter-in-law, Joan Pope of Canton, NY, five grandchildren, 
several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews & cousins.
A Memorial Service will be held September 21 at the United 
Methodist Church in Indian Lake.
The family suggests contributions, in Mrs. Pope's memory, be 
directed to the Indian Lake Ambulance Corps, Indian Lake, NY 
12842 or United Methodist Church, Indian Lake, NY 12842.



Marie S.  Potts 
BRANCHPORT, NY | Marie S. Potts, age 85, of 62 Crescent Beach, 
Branchport, NY, died Tuesday, August 6, 2002 at The Homestead.
There will be no prior calling hours. There will be a 
graveside service at Lakeview Cemetery in Penn Yan on 
Saturday, August 10, 2002 at 11 am, with the Rev. Barbara 
Gifford officiating.
Memorials may be made in Marie's name to the Branchport United 
Methodist Church or the Branchport Fire Dept.
Marie was born September 16, 1916 in Wheeler, NY, the daughter 
of Mallory and Margaret Flaherty Stickney. She was graduated 
from Franklin Academy in Prattsburgh, NY. Marie was a retired 
postmistress of Branchport Post Office. She spent many happy 
years at her lake home on Crescent Beach and enjoyed caring 
for the ducks, geese and stray cats.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Marvin and 
Patricia Potts of Penn Yan, NY; four granddaughters, Lorianne 
Potts of Montour Falls, NY, Karin and Denise Potts of 
Branchport, NY, Kathleen Potts of Penn Yan, NY; one 
great-granddaughter, Carrie Potts-Porter of Montour Falls, NY; 
many cousins, nieces and nephews. 
She was predeceased by her husband, Westcott A. Potts; son, 
Mallory Potts; sister, Julia Barnhardt and brothers, Robert 
and Lawrence Stickney.



Valentine B.  Pratt
RALEIGH, NC | Valentine B. Pratt, 90, formerly of Corning and 
Painted Post, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at the Springmoor 
Retirement Community Health Center in Raleigh, NC. He was born 
November 25, 1911 in Prattsburgh, NY to the late William B. 
Pratt and Cornelia C. Pratt. He was a graduate of Franklin 
Academy (now Prattsburgh Central School) and received a B.S. 
in Agriculture from Cornell University in 1932. His support of 
Cornell continues through a scholarship he established in 
1997. 
From 1932-1937, he ran the family farm in Prattsburgh. He then 
moved to Corning where he owned and operated Pratt's Agway 
Farm Supply Store on Tioga Avenue until his retirement in 
1973. He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church 
in Corning until his relocation to Raleigh in 1996. He served 
on many of its boards and committees including 4 terms as 
trustee. In addition, from 1942 to 1962 he served as a 
director of the Prattsburgh State Bank. He continued his 
interest in Prattsburgh by serving on the Committee to 
Preserve the Narcissa Prentiss House and the Prattsburgh 
Historical Society. He also joined the historical societies 
for Corning-Painted Post and Hornby. After retirement, he 
enjoyed his work as a driver for Meals on Wheels.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Emma Louse Lathrop 
Pratt; his second wife, Laura Hovey Manning Pratt; his sister, 
Margaret C. Pratt; his daughter, Alice Louise Pratt; and 
stepson, Sidney J. Manning.
Survivors include his son, Alan Pratt and wife, Sandy; and 
stepsons Paul Manning and wife, Ann; Robert Manning and wife, 
JoAnn; and Stanley Manning and wife, Helen. 
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 1, at 11 AM 
in the First Presbyterian Church of Corning. The family will 
meet friends at the First Presbyterian Church following the 
service. A private family burial in the Prattsburgh Rural 
Cemetery will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, 
donations may be made to the Corning First Presbyterian Church 
Gift and Memorial Fund, the Committee to Preserve the Narcissa 
Prentiss House or a charity of your choice.



Valentine B.  Pratt
RALEIGH, NC | Valentine B. Pratt, 90, formerly of Corning and 
Painted Post, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at the Springmoor 
Retirement Community Health Center in Raleigh, NC. He was born 
November 25, 1911 in Prattsburgh, NY to the late William B. 
Pratt and Cornelia C. Pratt. He was a graduate of Franklin 
Academy (now Prattsburgh Central School) and received a B.S. 
in Agriculture from Cornell University in 1932. His support of 
Cornell continues through a scholarship he established in 
1997. 
From 1932-1937, he ran the family farm in Prattsburgh. He then 
moved to Corning where he owned and operated Pratt's Agway 
Farm Supply Store on Tioga Avenue until his retirement in 
1973. He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church 
in Corning until his relocation to Raleigh in 1996. He served 
on many of its boards and committees including 4 terms as 
trustee. In addition, from 1942 to 1962 he served as a 
director of the Prattsburgh State Bank. He continued his 
interest in Prattsburgh by serving on the Committee to 
Preserve the Narcissa Prentiss House and the Prattsburgh 
Historical Society. He also joined the historical societies 
for Corning-Painted Post and Hornby. After retirement, he 
enjoyed his work as a driver for Meals on Wheels.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Emma Louse Lathrop 
Pratt; his second wife, Laura Hovey Manning Pratt; his sister, 
Margaret C. Pratt; his daughter, Alice Louise Pratt; and 
stepson, Sidney J. Manning.
Survivors include his son, Alan Pratt and wife, Sandy; and 
stepsons Paul Manning and wife, Ann; Robert Manning and wife, 
JoAnn; and Stanley Manning and wife, Helen. 
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 1, at 11 AM 
in the First Presbyterian Church of Corning. The family will 
meet friends at the First Presbyterian Church following the 
service. A private family burial in the Prattsburgh Rural 
Cemetery will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, 
donations may be made to the Corning First Presbyterian Church 
Gift and Memorial Fund, the Committee to Preserve the Narcissa 
Prentiss House or a charity of your choice.



Valentine B.  Pratt
RALEIGH, NC | Valentine B. Pratt, 90, formerly of Corning and 
Painted Post, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at the Springmoor 
Retirement Community Health Center in Raleigh, NC. He was born 
November 25, 1911 in Prattsburgh, NY to the late William B. 
Pratt and Cornelia C. Pratt. He was a graduate of Franklin 
Academy (now Prattsburgh Central School) and received a B.S. 
in Agriculture from Cornell University in 1932. His support of 
Cornell continues through a scholarship he established in 
1997. 
From 1932-1937, he ran the family farm in Prattsburgh. He then 
moved to Corning where he owned and operated Pratt's Agway 
Farm Supply Store on Tioga Avenue until his retirement in 
1973. He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church 
in Corning until his relocation to Raleigh in 1996. He served 
on many of its boards and committees including 4 terms as 
trustee. In addition, from 1942 to 1962 he served as a 
director of the Prattsburgh State Bank. He continued his 
interest in Prattsburgh by serving on the Committee to 
Preserve the Narcissa Prentiss House and the Prattsburgh 
Historical Society. He also joined the historical societies 
for Corning-Painted Post and Hornby. After retirement, he 
enjoyed his work as a driver for Meals on Wheels.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Emma Louse Lathrop 
Pratt; his second wife, Laura Hovey Manning Pratt; his sister, 
Margaret C. Pratt; his daughter, Alice Louise Pratt; and 
stepson, Sidney J. Manning.
Survivors include his son, Alan Pratt and wife, Sandy; and 
stepsons Paul Manning and wife, Ann; Robert Manning and wife, 
JoAnn; and Stanley Manning and wife, Helen. 
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 1, at 11 AM 
in the First Presbyterian Church of Corning. The family will 
meet friends at the First Presbyterian Church following the 
service. A private family burial in the Prattsburgh Rural 
Cemetery will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, 
donations may be made to the Corning First Presbyterian Church 
Gift and Memorial Fund, the Committee to Preserve the Narcissa 
Prentiss House or a charity of your choice.



Paul C. "Lefty"  Presler 
PRATTSBURGH, NY | Paul C. "Lefty" Presler, age 79 of 2 Porter 
Street, Prattsburgh, NY died Wed., Sept. 4, 2002.
Paul was born July 15, 1923 in Prattsburgh, NY and was the son 
of Earl and Eva Townsend Presler. He worked for 40 years with 
the town and county highway dept. and was highway 
superintendent for 16 years. He was an avid sports fan and 
especially liked baseball. He was a member of the Prattsburgh 
Baptist Church and held many offices within the church.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ella Smart Presler; 
children: Randall (Carol) Presler of Bath, NY, Gary (Jerrylin) 
Presler of Bath, NY, Tracy (Vicki) Presler of Wheeler, NY and 
Brenda (Harvey) Smallwood of Prattsburgh, NY, 9 grandchildren 
and 11 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was 
predeceased by his grandson, Matthew Smallwood.
Friends may call on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the 
Prattsburgh Baptist Church where funeral services will be held 
on Sat., Sept. 7 at 1 pm with the Rev. William Willis, Pastor, 
officiating. Burial will be at Rural Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Prattsburgh Volunteer Ambulance 
Corp or the Baptist Church. 
Arrangements are with Bottoni-Wood Funeral Home.



Betty Jean  Preston 
CORNING | Betty Jean Preston, 74 years, of Bailey Creek Road, 
Corning, NY, died Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at Corning Hospital.
She was the daughter of the late Orin and Clara Gee Bortle, 
born on January 17, 1928. Betty was a lifetime resident of the 
area, and attended Painted Post High School.
On March 8, 1975 Betty was married to Waldo Preston in 
Corning, NY. She was employed as a home health aid with 
Corning Homemakers. She was a member of the West Caton Baptist 
Church. Betty was also a member of the South Corning Firemen's 
Auxiliary, and served as treasurer for 20 years. She also 
volunteered for Meals on Wheels.
Betty was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. 
She loved to sing and listen to hymns.
Surviving are her husband of 27 years, Waldo Preston; son, 
Wally (Chris) Reed, Jr. of Garland, TX; daughter, Cassandra 
(Harold) Jelliff of Osceola, PA; stepson, Bill (Joyce) Preston 
of Corning; four stepdaughters, Shirley K. Burgess of Longs, 
SC, Judy (Alan) Jones of Myrtle Beach, SC, Mary Ann (Brian) 
Morse of Pamplico, SC and Linda Swimley of Corning, NY; 
sister, Joyce Sport of Rialto, CA; several grandchildren, 
great-grandchildren, nieces & nephews.
Calling hours will be today, Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at the 
Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY from 
4-7pm. A Funeral Service will be at the funeral home on 
Thursday, July 18, 2002, at 10am, Rev. Lonny DeWalt 
officiating. Committal Prayers and Interment will follow at 
Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post, NY.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in 
Betty's name to the South Corning Fire Dept., 1 Clark St., 
Corning, NY 14830 or West Caton Baptist Church, County Rt. 40, 
Corning, NY 14830.



Dr. John v.  Prevost 
Dr. John V. Prevost passed away on August 3, 2002, at The 
Green Home, Wellsboro, Pa., after a long, courageous fight 
against Alzheimer's Disease. He was 91 years old.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Julianne Cawley, who 
passed away in 1982, and sons Philip Edward and John Antonine.
He is survived by his wife, Kay; sons, Clarence Worrell, James 
William and Louis Edward; daughter, Grace Sarah (Sally) 
Shoemaker; four stepchildren, Kimberly Taylor, Howard O'Neil, 
Debra Fritz and Patricia Mullen. He is also survived by eleven 
grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, six 
step-grandchildren, and two step-great grandchildren. 
Dr. Prevost was born December 10, 1910, in West Pittson, Pa., 
the son of C.W. Prevost, M.D., and Susan Tish. He graduated 
from West Pittston High School in 1928, attended the 
Mercersburg Academy, Class of 1929, graduated from Lafayette 
College in 1934, and the Medical School of the University of 
Pennsylvania in 1938. He interned at the U.S. Naval Hospital 
and the St. Vincent's Hospital for Women and Children, 
Philadelphia, after getting a commission from the Medical 
Corps of the U.S. Navy, and served at the U.S. Naval Academy, 
the Bureau of Medical and Surgery, the U.S. Naval Hospital in 
Philadelphia.
Dr. Prevost headed the first U.S. Mobile Hospital and was the 
Medical Director of the U.S. Naval Hospital, Guantanamo Bay, 
Cuba. He also served as Executive Medical Officer on the 
Battleship Washington (BB-56), where he saw action in the 
North Atlantic on the Murmansk Run convoy duty and the hunt 
for the German Battleship Tirpitz. He was personally decorated 
by King George VI after the king inspected the ship's sick bay 
hospital. Dr. Prevost also saw action at the naval Battle of 
Guadalcanal.
In 1945, Secretary of the Navy, James Forrestal, awarded Dr. 
Prevost the Commendation Ribbon "for outstanding performance 
of duty while serving as Officer in Charge of Materials Plans 
and Advanced Base Section in the Material Division, Bureau of 
Medicine and Surgery."
After the war, he resigned as Commander (MC) U.S.M., and went 
into family practice here in Wellsboro for 20 years, from 
November 1947 to June 1967. 
In November of 1958, Dr. Prevost was one of 72 football 
lettermen of the Class of 1934 honored by Lafayette College 
for the Sport's Illustrated 1958 Anniversary All American 
team. He was an outstanding football and lacrosse player at 
the college. 
In 1967, he accepted the position of Medical Director at The 
Mercersburg Academy until 1981. While there, he planned and 
set up a fully operational hospital from the existing 
infirmary and had an emergency helicopter pad placed on the 
campus of the school. In 1979, Dr. Prevost was awarded The 
Mercersburg Academy Alumni Award for Service Achievement and 
Character at the school.
Dr. Prevost practiced medicine for fifty years, twenty of 
which were here in Wellsboro. He was known as "Doc" to all his 
beloved patients and family.
An editorial from a 1967 Wellsboro Gazette said, "Dr. Prevost 
had a gift of being Constructive and Creative ... to his age" 
when it came to the practice of medicine. Being one of "The 
Greatest Generation," he epitomized the meaning of the words 
service, duty, "house calls, and having a good 'bed-side 
manner,'" things you can't teach - you either have them or you 
don't.
Friends and patients wishing to make donations are asked in 
lieu of flowers to donated to the Alzheimer's Association, 
2001 North Front Street, Harrisburg, Pa. 17108 or to the Green 
Home, 37 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.
A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian 
Church, Wellsboro, Pa., on Wednesday, August 7, 2002 at 1:00 
p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Robert K. Greer officiating. Family 
will receive friends after the Memorial Service at the 
Fellowship Hall. Arrangements are by Tussey-Mosher Funeral 
Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, 
Pa.



Rev. David Prouty 
Memorial services for Rev. David Prouty, 66, will be held on 
Saturday, August 03, at 11:00 AM at the Calvary Baptist Church 
in Gibson.
The Rev. Prouty, who was born November 21, 1935, died 
Thursday, April 04, 2002. He was a resident of Spokane, WA for 
33 years.
He graduated from high school in Galeton, PA in 1955, and 
attended the Practical Bible College in Binghamton, NY, 
graduating in 1959.
Rev. Prouty married Rosalie Smith in Corning, NY in 1959. They 
went west under Village Missions to Oregon in 1961.
Rev. Prouty moved to Spokane in 1969 to pastor the Hayford 
Community Church. He served there until 1977 and then was 
pastor of the Corvallis (Mont.) Community Church for a short 
time.
Rev. Prouty worked with the Evangelist Traveling Ministry for 
many years. He joined United Indian Missions International in 
1995 and was on staff there at the time of his death. He was a 
member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Gibson.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Andrea Ward of 
Spokane; four sisters, Margaret McFall of Coopers Plains, NY, 
Ruth Schoonover of Galeton, Doris Mead of Westfield, PA and 
Mary Ann Curtis of Reading, PA and a grandson, Christian David 
Ward.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church 
or United Indian Missions International.



Gerald A. Pruden 
CAMPBELL | Gerald A. Pruden, 58, of Route 415 S, Campbell, NY 
died Thursday, April 18, 2002 at home after a courageous 
battle with cancer for five years.
He was born in Bath, August 30, 1943, the son of the late 
Raymond and Ruth (Havens) Pruden. He was employed by Knight 
Settlement Sand & Gravel for many years and was employed by 
Ingersoll Rand previous to that. He was an Army veteran. Jerry 
enjoyed to hunt and be outdoors and loved being with people. 
He was a member of the Campbell Methodist Church, Robert N. 
Austin Post 1279 American Legion in Campbell, the Bath Country 
Club and the Bath B.P.O.E. 1547.
He is survived by his wife Janice Pruden of Campbell, NY; his 
son Daniel Pruden of Bath, NY; 3 daughters, Pamela J. Pruden 
of Campbell, NY, Karin (Richard) Lewis of Painted Post, NY and 
Jami Pruden of Corning, NY; 3 grandchildren, Justin, Kaitlyn 
and Ashley Lewis; 4 brothers, Raymond 'Woody' (Beverly) Pruden 
of Campbell, NY, Donald (Harriett) Pruden of Painted Post, NY, 
Louis (Suzie) Pruden of Venice, FL and Leonard (Lois) Pruden 
of Campbell, NY; 2 sisters, Evelyn Loomis and Shirley Corey, 
both of Campbell, NY and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He 
was predeceased by his brother-in-law Duane Loomis.
Friends may call on Sunday, April 21st from 6:00-9:00 PM and 
Monday from 1:00-3:00 PM at Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath. 
Funeral Services will follow at 3:00 PM Monday with Pastor 
David LeRoy officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Knoll 
Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial 
donations in Gerald's name may be made to a charity of one's 
choice.



Shirley A. Pulos
BATH, NY | Shirley A. Pulos, 71, of 5 Hudson Street, Bath, 
died Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at her home surrounded by her 
loving family.
She was born January 28, 1931 in Bath, the daughter of George 
and Lillian Drake Morse.
She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy nursing service. She was a 
graduate of Haverling High School and the Arnot School of 
Nursing.
Shirley was last employed as a nurse at Ira Davenport Hospital 
where she worked for 30 years prior to her retirement in 1993.
She was married to the late George Pulos and spent most of her 
life in Bath.
She is survived by three daughters, Lillian (Michael) Smith of 
Bath, Georgene Pulos of Bath and Anita (Lenny) Hill of 
Charlotte, NC; four sons, Stephen of Fairport, NY, Peter of 
Macedon, NY, David of Webster, NY and James of Jesup, Georgia. 
Shirley had six granddaughters, (Jennifer, Amanda, Ashley, 
Alyssa, Emily and Hillary) and three grandsons, (Eric, 
Matthew, and Joseph). She also had six great-grandchildren. 
She also is survived by two sisters, Virginia Hayes of Savona, 
NY and Joan Coleman of Lake City, Florida and numerous nieces 
and nephews.
Calling hours are being observed Friday, June 7, 2002 at the 
Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath from 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral 
service will be held Saturday, June 8, 2002 at St. Thomas 
Episcopal Church, Liberty St., Bath at 2:00pm with Dennis 
Wienk, Rector officiating. Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery. 
Contributions may be made to the Bath Volunteer Ambulance 
Corp. in Shirley's memory.



Rev. Marcy  Punnett 
SYLVANIA, OHIO | Rev. Marcy Punnett, formerly of Big Flats, 
born Sept. 10, 1917 in Buffalo, N.Y., died Feb. 6, 2002 in 
Sylvania, OH.
Predeceased by wife, Jane Jacobs Punnett; brother, William M. 
Punnett and sister, Esther Allison. Survived by daughters, 
Nancy (Joe) 
Hillmon of Pittsford, N.Y., and Martha (Angel Reyes) Jacobs of 
Chicago, Ill.; son, Charles F. (Peggy) Jacobs III of Sylvania, 
OH., Edward (Millicent) Kasik III of Elgin, Il., Jacob, Samuel 
and Sarah Hillmon of Pittsford, N.Y.; brothers, Dr. Thomas 
(Dr. Hope) Punnett of Philadelphia, PA., Rochford (Patricia) 
Harmon of East Aurora, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Alexandra Punnett 
of Nantucket, MA.; brother-in-law, William Allison of 
Waterloo, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews, many dear friends 
in Germany and Thailand.
Rev. Punnett was the longest living member of the Geneva 
Presbytery - 58 years. He was the pastor of the Waterloo 
Presbyterian Church from 1944 until 1964. He was the pastor of 
the Big Flats Presbyterian Church from 1964 until 1985. Marcy 
was also an instrumental force in the Geneva Presbytery 
purchase of the property that became Camp Whitman. He was a 
major contributor to the building and development of the camp 
in the 1950s and 1960s. 
After "retiring" he was a volunteer in Mission in Thailand 
from 1985 until 1999. He taught English at McGilvary Facility 
of Theology at Payap University in Chaing Mai until health 
problems forced him to come home. 
Since 1999, Marcy had been living with his son, Chuck, in 
Ohio. 
He was a friend, counselor, pastor and "father" to countless 
young people.
Rev. Punnett was a graduate of Lafayette College '39 and the 
Union Theological Seminary. 
No prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held on 
March 9, 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Big 
Flats. Interment Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: The 
Presbytery of Geneva, PO Box 278, Dresden, N.Y. 14441, c/o The 
Marcy Punnett Theolog-ical Education Scholarship Endowment 
Fund.



Wilmot (Bill)  Putnam Jr
WILMINGTON, NC | A memorial service to honor the life of Bill 
Putnam, who passed away March 3, 2002, will be held Friday, 
May 10th 3 PM at the Beartown Road Christian Missionary 
Alliance Church. 



Wilmot Latham (Bill) Putnam Jr.
WILMINGTON, NC | Wilmot Latham Putnam, 85, of Shallotte, NC 
died Sunday, Mar. 3 at Mariner Nursing Home in Wilmington. 
Known to his friends as Bill, Mr. Putnam was born August 28, 
1916 in Corning, NY, the son of Wilmot and Vauleda Scofield 
Putnam. He was predeceased by his brother Harold L. Putnam and 
his wife Christine M. Hickey Putnam.
Mr. Putnam served his country in the Army during WW II. He was 
a retired foreman of Corning Glass Works, and he was a life 
long member of the local Christian and Missionary Alliance 
Church, which he served in many offices.
He is survived by his son Raymond L. Putnam and 
daughter-in-law Judy Mae Putnam of Shallotte, NC, two 
grandchildren Rick Putnam of Rochester, NY and Veronica Putnam 
Fialik of Shallotte, a niece Michele Putnam of Corning, a 
nephew Jeb Putnam of Richmond, Va. and four great 
grandchildren; Jessica, Jordan and Jocelyn Putnam and Amber 
Rivera. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery in Corning, NY and a 
memorial service will be held at a later date.



Arlene J. Putnam 
BATH | Arlene J. Putnam 86 of 105 Geneva St., formerly of 
Hammondsport, passed away Wednesday April 3, 2002 at the 
Taylor Health Center.
She was born February 21, 1916 in Geneva, NY, the daughter of 
Neils and Marie Hansen Jorgensen. She was pre-deceased by her 
husbands, Warren C. Ketchum in 1964 and Ross L. Putnam Sr. in 
1977.
Arlene was a member of the Wine Country Senior Citizens in 
Hammondsport and a member of the Hammondsport United Methodist 
Church. She had been a nurses aide at Ira Davenport Hospital 
for over 15 years.
Surviving are her son, Jan R. Ketchum of Bath; daughter, Rev. 
Dr. Lois Saltsman of Toledo, Ohio; step-daughter, Mary Lou 
Andrews of Hammondsport; brother, Howard Jorgensen of Houston, 
TX; sister, Bernice Jensen of Penn Yan; 10 grandchildren, 8 
great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was pre-deceased by her son, John A. Ketchum in 1960.
There will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Service will 
be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Hammondsport United 
Methodist Church. Rev. Babs Steinert will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Hammondsport 
Public Library, 41 Lake St., Hammondsport, NY 14840. 
Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport.



Myrtle E.  Putt 
Hammondsport, NY | Myrtle E. Putt, 81 years of Campbell, NY, 
died Thursday, September 26, 2002 at Taylor Health Care.
She was born July 14, 1921, in Andes, NY the daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Ralph Kline. Myrtle attended school in Andes, NY and 
graduated from Elmira Southside High School.
She was married to Allen G. Besley, who predeceased her June 
22, 1987.
Her second marriage was to Francis Putt, he predeceased her 
October 26, 1995.
Among survivors are a son and daughter-in-law; Allen and Arlyn 
Besley of Dunedin, FL, grandchildren; Tammy Dietz and James 
Besley, great-grandchildren; Sultana, Danielle, and Matthew 
Manoloudis. Also dear friends; Lawrence and Roberta Clark of 
Campbell.
She was predeceased by a grandson, Daniel Besley.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First 
St., Corning, NY, Monday, September 30, 2002 from 1-3pm with 
Funeral and Committal Services following at 3pm, Rev. Sharon 
Battist officiating. Interment will be in the family plot at 
Chapel Knoll Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY.
Memorial donations in Myrtle's name would be appreciated to: 
Campbell Volunteer Ambulance Service, Campbell, NY 14821.



Marion M. Quackenbush 
LAWRENCEVILLE, PA | Marion M. Quackenbush, 85, of 
Lawrenceville, PA died March 10, 2002 at Arnot Ogden Medical 
Center, Elmira, NY. She was born January 24, 1917 in Dexter, 
KS, the daughter of LeRoy & Ruth Farr Mitchell.
Marion was a retired Elementary School Teacher, a member of 
Calvary United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville, and a lifetime 
member of the International Cribbage Association.
She is survived by a son, Robert O. Quackenbush Jr. of Tooele, 
UT; 2 brothers, Royce Mitchell of Corning, NY and David 
Mitchell of Hudson, FL; 3 sisters, Mary Gonyo of Solon 
Springs, WS, Frances Dreier of Brandon, WS, and Verona Masini 
of Glenview, IL, also 3 grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Col. Robert O. 
Quackenbush, USA (Ret.) on September 5, 1988 & 2 sisters, 
Joann Hoyt & Dorothy Knowles.
Friends are invited to call at the Calvary United Methodist 
Church, Lawrenceville, PA, Thursday 5-7 PM. Funeral services 
will follow there Thursday at 7:00 PM with Rev. Gary Weaver 
officiating. Graveside Committal services will be held at 
Arlington National Cemetery at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 
20, 2002. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in 
Marion's memory may be directed to the Building Fund of 
Calvary United Methodist Church, PO Box 237, Lawrenceville, PA 
16929. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the 
Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA.



Lea Frances RACE
BEAVER DAMS | Lea Frances Race of County Route 19, Beaver 
Dams, NY died Thursday, August 15, 2002 at her home surrounded 
by her loving family.
Lea was born in Scotia, NY, the daughter of the late Lee and 
the late Helen (Slowek) Gray. She was the wife of Hugh Race 
whom she married on January 16, 1954, in Schenectady, NY. Lea 
was a communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins 
Glen, NY.
She is survived by her husband Hugh at home; one daughter, 
Lisa (Jay) Luckner of Fairport, NY; one son, Lee Race of 
Elmira, NY; and by a long awaited granddaughter, Emilie Lea 
Luckner of Fairport, NY.
The Memorial Services to celebrate Lea's life will be held on 
Saturday, August 24, 2002 at the Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 
17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY at 12:00 Noon.
Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Southern 
Tier Hospice Inc., 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, 
or the American Cancer Society, 627 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 
14905 for melanoma research.



Rosemary O. Rafferty 
ADDISON, NY | Rosemary O. Rafferty, age 71, of 806 County 
Route 86, Addison, NY passed away Saturday, July 20, 2002, at 
Corning Hospital.
 Born in Upper Lisle, NY, June 30th, 1931, she was the daughter 
of Hiram H. & Bertha Mildred Gleason Brown.
She was a graduate of Marathon High School. She worked as a 
self-employed Home Health Care Aide until her retirement. She 
attended Tuscarora Baptist Church.
She married Thomas J. Rafferty, August 6th, 1949; he survives.
Also, surviving are four sons: Steven M. Rafferty of Addison, 
NY; Timothy K. Rafferty of Fayetteville, NC; Shaun T. Rafferty 
of Addison, NY & Michael P. Rafferty of Woodstock, GA. 
Daughters & Sons-in-law, Colleen M. & Timothy Morseman of 
Mifflinburg, PA; Rosemary E. Smith of Jasper, NY; Robin M. & 
Michael Benesh of Barton, NY & Sharon R. & Jim Machuga of 
Addison, NY. Also, surviving are her brother; Keith Brown of 
Marathon, NY & sisters, Uadia Ballard of Whitney Point, NY & 
Lucille Kopp of Lockport, NY, 24 grandchildren & 6 great 
grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her son, Daniel T. Rafferty & 
brothers, Arthur Miller, Boyd & Eldred Brown.
Friends may call Monday, 2-4 & 7-9PM at the H.P. Smith & Son 
Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street, Woodhull, NY, where 
funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, at 2PM Rev. L.D. 
Maxson, officiating. Burial will be in Elk Creek Cemetery, 
Town of Woodhull.



Lyman James Randall
LAWRENCEVILLE, PA | Lyman James Randall, 75 years of 12 
Riverside Estates, died at his home Saturday, February 23, 
2002 following an extended illness. 
He was born July 11, 1926 in Naples, NY, the son of the late 
Lyman and Marion F. Burgess Randall. As a young boy he 
relocated to the Corning area with his family and had received 
his education at Corning Free Academy. He served with the US 
Marine Corp. in the South Pacific during World War II.
Lyman and Pauline M. Townsend were married December 15, 1945 
in Rochester, NY. Following the war, he returned to the area 
and became employed as a brakeman for the New York Central 
Railroad. Later he became employed with Corning Inc. as a lab 
technician, retiring with 40+ years of service with the 
company. 
Lyman and Pauline moved to the Pennsylvania area in 1996.
Lyman was a family man, a loving and devoted husband, father 
and grandfather. He truly enjoyed vacationing in Florida & 
Arizona. He was a member of the Antique Automobile Club of 
America.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Pauline; daughters: Sandra 
J. Bradley of Barton, NY, Christine (Michael) Sorge of 
Corning, NY and Nancy (Alan) Pierce of Painted Post, NY; sons: 
Timothy (Kalena) Randall of Ponder, TX and Gary (Renee) 
Randall of Tallahassee, FL; sister: Lucille (Bill) Wheaton of 
Williamson, NY; twelve grandchildren and five great 
grandchildren; also several nieces, nephews, great nieces and 
great nephews.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First 
St., Corning, NY 14830 Wednesday, February 27, 2002 from 5-7 
pm. A Memorial Service will follow at 7 pm at the funeral 
home, Deacon Raymond Defendorf officiating. Interment will be 
in the Coopers Plains Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given, in 
his name, to : The Corning Firefighter's Benevolent 
Association, 1 Corning Blvd., Corning, NY 14830 or The 
American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 
13220-3049.



J. Thomas "Tom" Recotta
HORSEHEADS | J. Thomas "Tom" Recotta, age 59, of 20 Flint 
Road, Horseheads died Saturday, April 13, 2002 at Corning 
Hospital, Corning, NY.
Mr. Recotta was born June 15, 1942 in Corning, NY, the son of 
the late Joseph "Tommy" and Josephine (Castellana) Recotta. He 
married Dianne Clancy July 10, 1965.
He was employed as a Properties Manager at Corning Inc. where 
he retired after 35 years of service. He graduated from CFA 
and attended Corning Community College. Tom was a member of 
All Saints Parish where he attended St. Vincent de paul 
Church. He was an avid golfer, not good, but avid, a very 
outspoken Buffalo Bills fan, and enjoyed spending leisure time 
at the lake.
Tom is survived by his wife, Dianne at home; two sons: Robert 
T. Recotta of Buffalo, NY and James P. Recotta of Corning, NY; 
granddaughter, Emily Recotta of Corning, NY; brother, Robert 
E. Recotta of Avon, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
He was predeceased by his parents Josie and Tommy; sister Nina 
and aunts Carrie Woodcock and Lena Hayes; uncles: Joseph "Ed" 
Castellana, Myron Castellana, Tony Castellana, John Castellana 
and Tom Castellana.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4 - 8 PM at Phillips 
Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. A Mass of 
Christian Burial will be Thursday at 10:00 AM at St. Vincent 
de Paul Church, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY.
Flowers will be provided by the family. Memorial donations, in 
Tom's name, may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 
New York State - Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 31160, 
Hartford, CT 06150-1160 or Pathways, 11044 Caton-Lindley Rd., 
Corning, NY 14830.



Betty I.  Reed
PAINTED POST, NY | Betty I. Reed age 78 of Painted Post, 
formerly of Hicock Road E. Corning, passed away at the home of 
her daughter Diane surrounded by her loving family on August 
23rd, 2002.
Betty was born in Addison, NY on March 17th, 1924 the daughter 
of William F. Burdick and Rosa Button. 
She married Ralph H. "Red" Reed Jr. on October 17th 1947 in 
Big Flats, NY. Betty was a long time employee of Corning Glass 
working as an inspector before she retired, she also loved to 
crochet and working on crafts.
Betty is predeceased by her husband in 1993 and her 5 
brothers: Orvel, Harold "John", Colial, Gunnard, and Dewane.
Betty is survived by her son Larry D. Reed, of Kansas City, 
KS, her daughters: Diane (Howard) Bigelow of Lawrenceville, 
PA, Sharon O'Malley of Lockwood, NY, Mae (Richard) Saxbury of 
Corning, NY, Charolene (David) Golkiewicz of Corning, NY, her 
brothers Edgar N. (Frances) Burdick of Lindley, NY, Robert 
(Esther) Burdick, of Lindley, NY, her grandchildren: Larry D. 
Reed II, Rebecca Dean, Amy Reed, Sarah Reed, Benjamin Reed, 
Jamie Bigelow, Jacob Bigelow, Michael P. Cook, Matthew J. 
Cook, Bruce Reed, Julie Allen, Brandon Golkiewicz, Jason 
Golkiewicz, and Jeremy Golkiewicz, great grandchildren Tyler 
Dean, Teal Dean, Zane Reed, Joseph Cook, Lauren Cook, 
Gabrielle Cook, Kausha Cook, Kayla Cook, Kerrin Cook, Seth 
Reed, Kelsey Mae Allen, Cody Allen, Cory Bigelow and Tanner 
Marie Bigelow, several in laws from the Reed family and 
several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's funeral 
home, 14 E. Pulteney Street, Corning, NY on Tuesday August 27, 
2002 from 12 to 3PM with the funeral service following calling 
hours at 3PM, burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Painted 
Post.



Beverly Ann Reed
ADDISON | Beverly Ann Reed, 65, of 4270 Barrett Road, Addison 
died Thursday, May 2, 2002 at home. Mrs. Reed was born in 
Corning, August 3, 1936 the daughter of Milton and Doris 
(Ward) Cole. She was a very loving mother and grandmother and 
wife of 45 years. She was very active for many years on the 
family dairy farm. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church in 
Campbell, a Sunday School Teacher and also involved with the 
Craft Class there. She was also a member of the St. Mary's 
Prayer group, a former member of the Thurston Town Board and 
active with the 4-H Club in Thurston.
She is survived by her husband Kenneth Reed of Addison, NY; 6 
children: Deborah (Fred) Evans of Barton, NY, Brian (Shirley) 
Reed of Thurston, Teresa (John) Lyons of Addison, NY, Diane 
(George) Hakes of Painted Post, NY, Karen (Bo) Warner of 
Thurston and Doug Reed of Addison, NY; 18 grandchildren; her 
mother Doris Cole of Campbell, NY; 3 sisters, Gladys Crooker 
of Campbell, NY, Jane French of Savona, NY and Marcia Clark of 
Campbell, NY and her brother Wayne (Butch) Cole of Thurston 
and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her 
father Milton Cole and her son Craig Reed.
Friends may call Sunday May 5th from l:00-3:00 and 7:00-9:00 
PM at Fagan's Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St., Bath. A Mass 
of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 1:00 PM at St. 
Joseph's Church in Campbell, celebrated by Reverend Gerald 
O'Connor. Burial will be in St. Catherine's Cemetery, Addison.



Mary T.  Reed 
BATH | Mary T. Reed, 56, of 10 W. Morris Street, Bath died 
Saturday, May 25, 2002 at the Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital. 
Mrs. Reed was born in N. Hornell, April 19, 1946 the daughter 
of the late Leverette and Phillis (Ross) Terwilliger. She was 
a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband Roland Reed of Bath, NY, her 
son Jeffery Reed of Canyon County, CA her granddaughter 
Christa Jacobs; 2 sisters Gail (Charles) Scully of Liverpool, 
NY and Daisey (Jay) Allmann of Liverpool, NY and several 
nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her parents.
Friends may call today, May 29th from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 
PM at Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath. Funeral Services will be 
held Wednesday at 11:30 AM at the funeral home with Reverend 
Robert Tuttle officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery 
in Almond, NY. Memorial donations in Mary's name may be made 
to the National MS Society, Upstate New York Chapter, Donor 
Relations Center, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620.



Shirley F.  Regan 
PAINTED POST | Shirley F. Regan age 78, of East High Street, 
formerly of West Hill Road, Painted Post, NY, died Wednesday, 
August 7, 2002 in Painted Post.
Shirley was born in Painted Post on December 21, 1923 the 
daughter of the late Samuel and the late Margaret (McLaughlin) 
Frost. She was the wife of the late James Hart Regan who 
preceded her in death in 1991. She was employed by Dr. Hoffman 
for 20 years in Corning and was the owner of Plaza Travel with 
her husband for many years. She loved to sing and be with 
people. She lived an active and blessed life even though she 
was handicapped by spinal bulbar polio. She had a happy life 
with her parents, siblings, nieces and nephews. She was 
preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Frost and by three 
sisters: Helen Button, Ann Gambrel and Kay Frost.
She is survived by an uncle, Allen Frost of Painted Post; a 
very special niece and caregiver, Laurie Frost of Painted 
Post; cousins, Anita Mayes, Janet Dadson and Jean Horigan; 
several nieces and nephews; special friends, Marjorie Myers, 
Jack and Phyllis Rease.
Calling hours will be held today, Saturday, from 9 until 10:30 
AM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning 
followed by A Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at the 
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 115 E. High Street in Painted 
Post. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning.



Hilah Wheeler Remaily
HAMMONDSPORT | Hilah Wheeler Remaily, 90 of Middle Road, 
passed away January 8, 2002 at Ira Davenport Hospital.
Hilah was born November 15, 1911 in Indianapolis, Indiana the 
daughter of Hilah Drake and Clifton Wheeler. Hilah attended 
Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio, then received a 
bachelor of fine arts from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts 
University of Pennsylvania. Hilah also studied at John Herron 
Art School in Indianapolis and the Barnes Foundation in 
Merion, PA.
Hilah was well known for her portraiture in both Pennsylvania 
and New York. Among her accomplishments, she painted a nearly 
life size portrait of Katherine Sharpe Davenport now hanging 
in the foyer of the Fred and Harriet Taylor Health Center 
adjacent to the hospital.
Hilah managed an art store in New Hope, Bucks County, PA. 
After moving to Hammondsport, she opened an antique shop and 
while in her mid 80's, participated in various antique shows 
in the area with her friend and partner Jean Rynders of 
Elmira, NY. 
Hilah is survived by her husband of 64 years, George Remaily; 
daughter, Hilah Katrina Remaily of Doylestown, PA; son, Robin 
Remaily of Lincoln City, Oregon; 4 grandchildren and 3 
great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the 
family. Memorial donations, in Hilah's name, may be made to 
Todd and Lisa Venema wildlife refuge, "Gnone Hollow" 8335 
Pleasant Valley Rd., Hammondsport, NY 14840. Throughout 
Hilah's life she had great concern for the welfare of all 
animals. She worked at the local SPCA and adopted many 
homeless animals over the years.
Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport.



Elenor J. Rhoads
MONTOUR FALLS, NY | Elenor J. Rhoads, age 86 of Seneca View 
Nursing Home in Montour Falls, NY, passed away on Sunday, 
February 3, 2002. Mrs. Rhoads was born February 25, 1915 in 
Corning, NY the daughter of the late Granville and Gertie Bell 
Jones VanEtten.
Mrs. Rhoads was an active member of the American Baptist 
Community Church in Big Flats, NY. Elenor was a member and 
hostess of the Town of Corning Senior Citizens Club and taught 
the members how to make various crafts. Mrs. Rhoads was well 
known for her "Santa Claus" doll-making which she shared with 
many people.
Mrs. Rhoads was pre-deceased by her husband, Charles H. 
Rhoads, who passed away on March 22, 1977. She was also 
pre-deceased by her sisters, Evelyn VanEtten Robinson, Joean 
Decker Hogan and Thelma VanEtten Totten.
Mrs. Rhoads is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: 
Betty Jo & Daniel Herr of Big Flats, NY and Sandra J. & Robert 
Baldwin of Big Flats, NY; three grandchildren and four great 
grandchildren; brother and sisters-in-law: Kenneth & Norma 
VanEtten of Corning, NY and Margaret Rhoads of Montour Falls, 
NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.
There will be no prior calling hours. Private Funeral Services 
will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment in 
Hope Cemetery, Corning, NY.
Those wishing may remember Mrs. Rhoads through memorials to 
The American Baptist Com-munity Church, 180 Hibbard Road, 
Horseheads, NY 14845 or The American Heart Association.



Margaret R. Rhoads
MONTOUR FALLS, NY | Margaret R. Rhoads, age 88, of Beaver 
Dams, NY died Saturday, June 15, 2002 at the Schuyler Skilled 
Nursing Facility in Montour Falls.
Margaret was born in Corning, NY on February 16, 1914 the 
daughter of Raymond and Eva (Plumley) Oldfield. She was the 
wife of John E. Rhoads who preceded her in death in 1973. She 
owned and operated Narjons Upholstery in Big Flats, NY with 
her husband for many years. Mrs. Rhoads was a member of Ladies 
Auxiliary of the Loyal Order of Moose in Corning, and the 
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 524 in Corning. She loved 
painting, doing craft work, and knitting. Margaret was 
preceded in death by her daughter Marjorie Easling in 1992, 
and by a grandson Steven Rhoads in 1989.
She is survived by four sons: Ronald Rhoads of Beaver Dams, 
Basil (Shirley) Rhoads of Beaver Dams, Richard (Patricia) 
Rhoads of St. Petersburg, FL, Bryan (Kathleen) Rhoads of 
Beaver Dams, 20 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, 7 great 
great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 1 until 3PM at Phillips 
Funeral Home Inc., 17W. Pulteney St., Corning where funeral 
services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 
3:00PM. Burial will be in Oldfield Cemetery, Ferenbaugh.
The family will provide flowers and memorial donations may be 
made to the American Diabetes Association-Rochester Chapter, 
242 Andrews St./Suite 405, Rochester, NY 14604.



Margaret R.  Rhoads 
MONTOUR FALLS, NY | Margaret R. Rhoads, age 88, of Beaver 
Dams, NY died Saturday, June 15, 2002 at the Schuyler Skilled 
Nursing Facility in Montour Falls.
Margaret was born in Corning, NY on February 16, 1914 the 
daughter of Raymond and Eva (Plumley) Oldfield. She was the 
wife of John E. Rhoads who preceded her in death in 1973. She 
owned and operated Narjons Upholstery in Big Flats, NY with 
her husband for many years. Mrs. Rhoads was a member of Ladies 
Auxiliary of the Loyal Order of Moose in Corning, and the 
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 524 in Corning. She loved 
painting, doing craft work, and knitting. Margaret was 
preceded in death by her daughter Marjorie Easling in 1992, 
and by a grandson Steven Rhoads in 1989.
She is survived by four sons: Ronald Rhoads of Beaver Dams, 
Basil (Shirley) Rhoads of Beaver Dams, Richard (Patricia) 
Rhoads of St. Petersburg, FL, Bryan (Kathleen) Rhoads of 
Beaver Dams, 20 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, 7 great 
great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 1 until 3PM at Phillips 
Funeral Home Inc., 17W. Pulteney St., Corning where funeral 
services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 
3:00PM. Burial will be in Oldfield Cemetery, Ferenbaugh.
The family will provide flowers and memorial donations may be 
made to the American Diabetes Associa-tion-Rochester Chapter, 
242 Andrews St./Suite 405, Rochester, NY 14604.



Mavis E.  Rhodes
BIG FLATS, NY | Mavis E. Rhodes, age 86 of Harris Hill died on 
Friday, April 26, 2002 at St. Josephs Hospital in Elmira.
Mavis was active in the 4-H, a member of the Big Flats Grange, 
Home Extension, the West Hill Community Cabin, the Eastern 
Star and the Big Flats Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Frank Wesley 
Rhodes , her children Rita Rhodes (Felix) Kapron of Elmira, 
Frank (Clair) Rhodes of Elmira and Nancy Rhodes (Roger) 
Beardslee of Hector, NY, a brother Hugh Wheeler, several 
grandchildren and cousins.
Mavis was preceded in death by a son Charles Thomas Rhodes.
A Funeral Service will be held at the First Presbyterian 
Church in Big Flats on Monday, April 29 at 2:00PM with the 
Reverend Rick Price officiating. Burial will follow in Rural 
Home Cemetery. Arrangements are with Hill's Funeral Home of 
Big Flats.
The family will provide flowers. Memorial donations may be 
directed to the Big Flats First Presbyterian Church, 95 Main 
St Big Flats, 14814.



Dora B.  Riall 
BATH | Dora B. Riall, 92, entered into rest Thursday, August 
2, 2002 at the Fred and Harriett Taylor Health Center.
Dora was predeceased by her husband, Charles Riall; three 
daughters, Florence Nelson, Dorothy Delio and Mary Wilson and 
her son, William Riall.
Dora is survived by her son, Charles Riall Jr. of 
Hammondsport; two daughters, Helen Riall of Howard and Betty 
Mardigan of Ohio; eight grandchildren, several great 
grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are being observed Monday, August 5th, 2002 from 
Noon-2:00 PM at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath, where 
Funeral and Committal Services will be held at 2:00 PM, the 
Rev. Robert E. Tuttle officiating. Burial will be private in 
Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport. In lieu of flowers, 
those wishing may contribute in Dora's memory to the Taylor 
Health Center, Adult Activity Program, 7571 State Rte. 54, 
Bath, NY 14810.



Mary Ellen  Rice 
Mary Ellen Rice, age 74, of The Waters At Three Rivers, 
Painted Post, formerly of Main St., Coopers Plains, died 
Saturday, August 3, 2002 at Corning Hospital.
Mrs. Rice was born August 28, 1927 at Wayne, N.Y., the 
daughter of the late Fred and Hazel (Margenson) Best. She was 
the wife of Earl Rice, who predeceased her in 1965.
She was a former nurses assistant at the Steuben Co. 
Infirmary.
Mary Ellen is survived by one daughter, Ellen Marie Flannery 
of Corning; two sons: Richard Earl Rice of Monterey and Kevin 
D. (Penny) Rice of Coopers Plains; one brother, Arthur Best of 
Corning; grandchildren: Rachael, Lacy, John Earl, Richard 
Brian, James Lee, William Earl and Brandt Allen; several great 
grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was 
predeceased by one brother, Donald R. Best.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2-3 p.m. at Phillips 
Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, where the 
funeral will follow at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Paul Piraino 
officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post.



Joseph E.  Richards 
FT. MYERS, FL | Joseph E. Richards age 37, formerly of Elmira, 
NY, died June 12, 2002 in Ft. Myers, FL. He was born Sept. 25, 
1964 in Elmira the son of Frances Cornell of Painted Post and 
James Richards, Sr. of Corning.
He was a graduate of Southside High School and worked as a 
Master Electrician in FL.
He is survived by his parents; his wife of 16 years Carrie 
Edwards Richards; a son Eric at home; sisters, Jody (Daniel) 
McHose of Cape Coral, FL; Janice (Maynard) Black of Beaver 
Dams, Chris (Bob) Reed of Benson, NC and Audrey (Tom) Mitchell 
of Fort Worth, TX; brothers, James Richards, Jr. of Wellsburg, 
NY, John Richards of Pine Valley, NY, Brian (Lynn) Richards of 
Corning and Fred (Kim) Preston of Taylorton, NC; several 
nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Jay 
Richards on Aug. 7, 1994.
Memorial Services were held in Florida. Memorial donations may 
be made, in Joe's name, to Southern Tier Hospice, 1175 East 
Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. 

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