Miscellaneous Steuben County, New York Obituaries


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JASPER - Robert G. Brutsman, 74, of 3829 Main St., died Sunday (Dec. 3, 2000) at the Three Rivers Health Related Facility in Painted Post.
Born in Greenwood, June 4, 1926, a son of Clarence and Flossie Alden Brutsman, he had resided most of his life in Jasper. He had been employed for 36 years in the Maintenance Of Ways for the Erie, Erie Lackawanna Railroad as well as Conrail. He was a veteran of the US Navy having served during WWII.
Bob was predeceased by one brother, Clinton Brutsman, on Sept. 16, 2000.
On July 23, 1948, he married the former Leatrice Myhers who survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Leatrice of Jasper, are one daughter, Nickie (Tom) Adams of Jasper; one son, Gerald (Helen) Brutsman of Jasper; five sisters, Mary Louise House of Hornell, Alice Weed of Canisteo, Wyneita Whitcher of North Carolina, Sandra Coon of Rochester and Agnes Brutsman of Seneca Falls; eight brothers, Donald (Jessamine) Brutsman of Arkport, Ronald Brutsman of Indiana, Alvin Brutsman of Oregon, Raymond (Olga) Brutsman of Andover, William (Janice) Brutsman of Louisiana, Dale Brutsman of Kentucky, Alton (Louise) Brutsman of Rathbun and Cleon (Nancy) Brutsman of Cameron; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
The family will be present 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday to receive friends at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 6 Spruce St., Canisteo, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Rev. Brian Diffenbacher officiating. Burial will follow in Jasper Cemetery.
Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Jasper Ambulance, c/o Judy Friends, Hunter Hill Road, Jasper, N.Y. 14855.

AVOCA - Gladys L. Chissom, 79, of 9230 County Route 7 (Town of Wheeler), died late Friday afternoon (Dec. 1, 2000) at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital in Bath.
Born in Addison on Jan. 18, 1921, she was a daughter of the late John and Bessie LaBarron Rice. She was married to Clarence W. Chissom, who predeceased her on Oct. 6, 1987.
A former resident of Addison, where she attended school, Gladys has resided in the Avoca area since 1947.
She was a homemaker and a former member of the Wallace Wesleyan Church.
Her family includes her daughter, Nancy Farnsworth of Tuscon, Ariz.; her two grandsons, Doug Chissom and Tim (Teri) Chissom all of Avoca; her seven great-grandchildren; her sister, Myrtle Burton; her brother-in-law and close companion, Marion Chissom of Bath; also her nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides her parents and husband, Gladys was predeceased by her son, David E. Chissom on Nov. 29, 1997.
Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Bond-Davis & Bishop Funeral Home in Avoca, where a funeral and committal service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Daniel Pickering officiating. Interment will be in Valley View Cemetery, Avoca.

HORNELL - Ruby V. Baird, 95, a resident of the Elder Care Home, formerly of Hartshorn Street and later Church Street court, died early Monday morning (Dec. 4, 2000) following a long illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell.

HORNELL - Edenia Sauerbier, 86, of 19 Spruce St., died Saturday (Dec. 2, 2000) at St. James Mercy Hospital.
Born Oct. 20, 1914 in Arkport, she was a daughter of Frederick and Edna (Swink) Kane. Edenia was a life long resident of the area.
Edenia graduated from Arkport Central School, were she was a star basketball player. During WWII, she worked as a welder for Foster Wheeler, welding Liberty Ships. She was employed by the former Merrill Hosiery. Edenia will be remembered for her love of fishing and family.
Surviving are her husband, George S. Sauerbier of Hornell; one son, Gary Sauerbier of Almond; and one sister-in-law, Helen Condon of Hornell.
At Edenia's request, there will be no public calling hours for funeral service.
Arrangements entrusted to the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home of Hornell.

TYLER, Tx. - Helen LaMonte Carlyon, 68, of Tyler, died Thursday (Nov. 30, 2000).
She was born November 14, 1932 in Hornell, she lived the majority of her life in rural Western New York before moving to Tyler four years ago. She was a retired school librarian who never lost her love of books.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Olin and Ruth (Howe) LaMonte and a brother, Ken LaMonte.
Surviving are three daughters, Regina Carlyon of Boulder, CO, Jeanne (Larry) Lewis of Tyler and Carla Carlyon of Northport; one brother, Ed LaMonte of Arizona; three sisters, Ellie Silver of Palo Alto, Ca, Rosie Talbot of Jasper and Ginny McHugh of Rochester; three grandchildren, Amanda Lewis, Kevin Lewis and Danya Ahram.
Funeral services will be held today at 3:30 p.m. at Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home in Tyler, with the Rev. Jerry Carpenter officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will be Rita Ryan, Larry Lewis and the Salvation Army.
Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 717 North Spring Ave., Tyler, Texas 75702, or to the Andrews Center, 2323 West Front Street, Tyler, Texas, 75702.

KANONA - Joseph D. Ryan, 33, of Route 53 in Kanona, died Thursday (Nov. 30, 2000).
He was born in Bath, Nov. 13, 1967. Joseph was employed by Alstom Manufacturing in Hornell for 10 years. He was a very loving father and husband.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela Ryan of Kanona; two daughters, Amanda and Nichole Ryan and his son, Jonathan Ryan; his father and step mother, John (Karen) Ryan of Hornell and his mother and step father, Marian (Earl) Burd of Bath; four brothers, Martin Ryan of Sarasota, Fla., John (Patricia) Ryan of Prattsburgh, Victor (Lisa) Ryan of Hornell and Bryan Ryan of Bath; his mother and father-in-law, LeRoy and Mary Parsons of Corning; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath today from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Dennis Wienk officiating. Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery in Bath.

WAYLAND - Eloise M. Stephens, 73, of Sawdust Rd., passed away unexpectedly Thursday (Nov. 30, 2000) at McAuley Manor SNF in North Hornell.
Eloise was born Nov. 6, 1927 in Howard, a daughter of Fay and Nellie Jane (Roberts) Dockstader. She was a graduate of the Avoca Central School. She married Bernard Belmont Stephens on Nov. 21, 1953 in Haskinsville, he survives. She was a homemaker and mother of seven boys. She was predeceased by two sisters, Francine Dockstader and Onalee Francis.
She was a member of the N. Cohocton-Atlanta United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and she loved birds, but most of all she loved her family.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Bernard; seven sons, David (Cathy) Stephens, Donald Stephens, Terry (Betty Jean) Stephens, James Stephens, Roger (Donna) Stephens and Ronald Stephens all of Wayland and Brian (Kelly) Stephens of Macedon; 10 grandchildren, Genny, Tracy, Jamie, Nichole, Andrew, Julie, Bryant, Scott, Kaitlyn and Madeline Mae; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home, 100 E. Naples St., Wayland, where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday with Rev. Scott Green officiating. Burial will be in Clearview Cemetery, N. Cohocton.
Contributions may be made to N. Cohocton-Atlanta United Methodist Church, University Ave., N. Cohocton, N.Y. 14808 in memory of Eloise M. Stephens.

SEBRING, Fl. - Margaret E. Stone, 83, of 224 Marantha Blvd., died Wednesday in the Southern Living Assisted Living Facility in Sebring after a brief illness.
She was born Feb. 18, 1917, in Pine Run, Mich., the daughter of Howard and Nellie Gray Terry.
On June 15, 1943 in Flint, Mich., she was married to David E. Stone.
She had resided in Angelica and Hinsdale, where her husband was pastor of the Baptist Church, moving to Florida 13 years ago.
She was a graduate of the Baptist Bible Seminary, at Johnson of City, NY, Class of 1943.
She was a member of the Marantha Baptist Church of Sebring.
She is survived by her husband, Rev. David E. Stone of Sebring; three daughters, Eleota (Paul) Hollier of Angelica, Mary (Jim) Young of Angelica and Davina (Steven) Foti of Hampton Falls, NH; two sons, Terry (Sandy Anderson) Stone of Locke, and Mark (Lorraine) Stone of Fillmore; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her twin sister Marjorie Nabring in 1998.
Friends may call at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home in Wellsville on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-8 p.m., and on Thursday from 1-2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Angelica, at which time services will be held. Paul Hollier, her son-in-law, will officiate. Burial will be in Hardy's Corners Cemetery in Rushford.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Marantha Baptist Church Building Fund, 35 Marantha Blvd, Sebring, Fl. 33870.

ARKPORT - Clyde R. "Unk" Akins, 88, passed away Wednesday (Nov. 29, 2000) at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell.
Clyde was born Sept. 18, 1912 in Fremont, a son of Frank and Nora (Conrad) Akins. He married Lillian L. Eichorn on Feb. 23, 1940 in Knoxville, Pa., who predeceased him on Jan. 26, 1992. He was a dairy farmer in the Arkport area for over 34 years. After retirement he drove his own livestock trucks for area dairy farmers. He was predeceased by a brother, Ralph and two sister, Golda and Katherine.
He was a member of the American Agriculturist and the Almond Grange. He enjoyed going to the cattle auctions in Bath every week for over 50 years.
He is survived by two brothers, Stanley Akins of Dansville and Percy (Anne) Akins of Cameron; three nephews, whom he and Lillian raised, William (Sara) Morgan, David (Linda) Morgan and Ralph Akins Jr.; also many other nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today and 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home, 100 E. Naples St., Wayland, where funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling with Rev. Stanley Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, S. Dansville.
Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in memory of Clyde R. Akins.

DANSVILLE - Robert A. Anderson, 76, of Stonesfalls Road in Dansville, died Wednesday (Nov. 29, 2000) at Noyes Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since Nov. 14, 2000.
He was born Feb. 6, 1924 in Dansville, the son of the late Andrew and Dorothy (Traxler) Anderson. Robert was married in Dansville on Dec. 29, 1956 to Helen Bonnie (Farrell) Anderson who survives. Bob was a graduate of Dansville Central School and had been employed as a Truck Driver for B.R. DeWitt in Pavilion for about 15 years, and then Collins and Simmons Trucking Co. from where he retired. Bob enjoyed camping and mechanical work, especially working on cars, along with attending Steam Pageants.
Bob was predeceased by three daughters, Judy and Janet Anderson on May 3, 1975 and Jane Anderson on May 4, 1975.
Besides his wife Bonnie, Bob is survived by one son, Steven Robert Anderson of Dansville; one brother, Elliott (Cindy) Anderson of Dansville; one sister, Carol (Steve) Bennett of Nebraska and Florida; his brothers and sisters-in-law, William (Judy) Farrell of Dansville, Deanna (Stan) Mastin of West Sparta, Keith (Linda) Farrell of Dansville, Carol (Ray) Johantgen of Ossian, Richard Farrell of Dansville, and Linda (Albert) Sutton of King, S.C.; several nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Saturday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Chamberlin Funeral Home Inc., 73 Main Street, Dansville, where funeral services will be held at the completion of calling with the Revered Daniel Banks officiating. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery Dansville.
Donations may be made to the family.

ALMOND - Marie B. Smith, 70, of 9 Angelica Street, died Wednesday (Nov. 29, 2000) at St. James Hospital.
Born in North Syracuse, March 11, 1930, a daughter of Anthony and Rose Buda, immigrants from Sicily, she was a graduate of North Syracuse High School. She was married on July 29, 1950, to Samuel Smith who was then a student for the Christian ministry at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, Calif. As a pastor's wife, for 50 years, Marie has taught Sunday School, led women's missionary meetings, did counseling and speaking to women's groups as well as assisting her husband in many church activities. They ministered in Seal Beach and Riverside, Calif., Stanley, N.D., Harrison Valley and Watsontown, Pa., Arcade, Messena, North Syracuse, Apalachin and Hornell. Some will remember Marie as a cashier at Wal-Mart where she worked for over five years, or as the organist at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in Hornell.
Marie is survived by her husband, Rev. Samuel Smith, who is pastor of the Christian & Missionary Alliance in Hornell. They have three children, Daniel (Julie) Smith who is Director of Media Services in Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill., David (Donna) Smith who is Pastor of the Rose Hill Alliance Church in Roseville, Mn., and Deborah Warner who with her husband, Al, direct Set Free Buffalo, an interchurch ministry in Buffalo. The Smiths also have eight grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Frances Sterns of Tully; and one brother, Frank Buda, who lives in Huntington Beach, Calif.
The family will be present 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday to receive friends at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo Street, Hornell, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday with Rev. David Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Almond.
Friends wishing to remember Marie, are asked to consider a memorial contribution to the American Cancer Society, Box 10609, Rochester, N.Y. 14610-0609, or the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, 7 Pardee Street, Hornell, N.Y. 14843.

HORNELL - Carroll S. Glover, 77, of 1190 Webbs Crossing Rd., died Tuesday (Nov. 28, 2000) at Strong Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past four days.
Born Feb. 2, 1923 in Arkport, the son of George A. and Alta M. Howe Glover.
He was a graduate of Arkport Central School, class of 1942 and had resided his early years in the Town of Fremont and Arkport areas. He enlisted in the US Army in 1943 and served in the European Theater of WWII, later in the Korean Conflict and was in Army Communications, retiring in 1968. In 1998 he was awarded the Cross for Conspicuous Services to our people by Governor George E. Pataki.
Carroll had been a resident of the Town of Hornellsville since 1985 and was a member of Arthur H. Cunningham Post #440 American Legion of Hornell, Hornell Lodge #210 L.O.O.M. and Hornell Lodge #364 B.P.O.E.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy (Glenn) Roscher of Mesa, Ariz.; a son, James S. Glover of Phoenix, Ariz; a sister, Marlene Kimmell of W. Warwick, R.I.; two brothers, Keith (Joanne) Glover of Manchester and Oakley Glover of Arkport; six grandchildren, Renee, J. Michael, Sheena and Justin Glover, Kevin and Christine Roscher; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Robertson Funeral Home, Inc., Hornell, where funeral services with Military Honors will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, with Rev. David M. Kilgore officiating. Burial in Arkport Cemetery.
Arthur H. Cunningham Post #440, will conduct an American Legion Memorial Service at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to NYS Sheriff's Assoc., Inc., Summer Camp, 27 Elk St., Albany, N.Y. 12207.

SCOTTSBURG - Robert E. Barnett, 91, of Rt. 256 in Scottsburg, passed away Tuesday evening (Nov. 28, 2000) at the Livingston County SNF in Geneseo where he had been a resident for the last two months.
He was born in Ohio, on Feb. 8, 1909, a son of the late Bruce N. and Nella Tucker Barnett. He was predeceased by his siblings, Charles and Oscar Barnett, Blanche Shultz, Lucille and Ethel Binder and Nellie Barnett.
Bob was retired from Westinghouse in Buffalo. He was a faithful member and past caretaker of the Scottsburg United Methodist Church.
He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and taking of the church.
He is survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hindle Funeral Home, 271 Main St., Dansville. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Scottsburg United Methodist Church. Interment in Union Cemetery, Scottsburg.
Contributions to Scottsburg United Methodist Church, NYS Route 256, Scottsburg, N.Y. 14545.

ARKPORT - Ada E. Cornue, 93, of Hornell-Arkport Rd., died Tuesday (Nov. 28, 2000) at McAuley Manor where she had resided for the past nine months.
Born Dec. 18, 1906 in Oxford, N.Y., the daughter of Irving and Anna Stone McNitt. She was married June 23, 1942 in Hornell, to Clair M. Cornue, who died July 23, 1985.
She was a graduate of Keuka College, Class of 1929 and enjoyed many years in the teaching profession, with positions in Berkshire, Union Springs and taught Latin in Hornell School System for 40 years.
Ada had resided in Arkport for the past 70 years and was a member of the Hornell Fortnightly Club, Mei Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, New York State and Steuben County Retired Teachers Assoc. and Cpl. Josiah Griswold Chapter of DAR.
She enjoyed family genealogy, reading, traveling, family, friends and her home.
Survivors include, her son, John (Tish) Cornue of Mt. Laurel, N.J.; a grandson, Christopher (Lydia) Cornue of Evanston, Ill.; three cousins, Jessie Howell, Roberta Gordon and Nancy Partridge, all of Poughkeepsie; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, at Robertson Funeral Home, Inc., Hornell, where funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, with Rev. Carrie Stine officiating. Burial will be in Arkport Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Main St., Arkport, N.Y. 14807 or to a charity of the donor's choice.

HORNELL / TEXAS - Norma Pearson Wescott, a long-time Hornell resident, died Monday (Nov. 27, 2000) in Plano, Tx., following an extended illness.
Born May 10, 1926 in Hornell, the daughter of Donald and Bernice Root Pearson. She was married for 38 years to Clair Wescott Jr., of Locust Grove, Va.
Norma graduated from Hornell High School in 1944 and SUNY at Fredonia in 1966. She moved to Salamanca in 1953 and was an elementary school teacher from 1966 to 1972. She then moved to Georgia in 1983 and on to Texas in 1993.
Survivors include her daughter, Patricia (Nathan) Miller of LaVergne, Tenn.; two sons, Mitch Wescott of Plano, Tx. and Mark (Shirley) Wescott of Shippensburg, Pa.; a brother, William (Sue) Pearson of Loon Lake and two grandchildren.
A private graveside memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements by Robertson Funeral Home, Inc., Hornell

WAYLAND - Agnes (Pifer) Harter, 70, of State Route 21 North, passed away Tuesday (Nov. 28, 2000) at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo.
Agnes was born Sept. 5, 1930 in the Town of Conesus, a daughter of Charles and Edith (Howard) Pifer. Agnes was the widow of retired Master Sergeant William D. Harter Sr., they were married Dec. 9, 1950 in North Cohocton, he predeceased her on Nov. 13, 1991. During Mr. Harter's military career, the couple moved throughout the western United States with their three daughters, and finally returned to Wayland in 1966. Agnes was a homemaker and an avid crafter, she also enjoyed reading and gardening. She was also predeceased by a son, William D. Harter Jr. in 1957 and two sisters, Dorothy Acker in 1986 and Beatrice Titus in 2000.
She is survived by three daughters, Carol-Lynne Harter, Jacqueline Harter and Debbra Harter all of Wayland; three brothers, Harmon (Sylvia) Pifer Sr. of Springwater, Adrian (Vivian) Pifer of Vista, Calif. and Wesley E. Pifer Sr. of Albion; three sisters, Gertrude Callaro of Mt. Morris, Helen (William) Francis of Atlanta and Alva Francis of Bath; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home, 100 E. Naples St., Wayland, where funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery, Wayland.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Hatch Hose Fire Dept. or to the family, c/o Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home, 100 E. Naples St., Wayland, N.Y. 14572 in memory of Agnes (Pifer) Harter.

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