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Francis William Saunders BRADFORD, PA | Francis William Saunders, Life Member, 1st. Assist. Chief, Big Flats Fire Dept., age 64 of Bradford, PA and formerly of Seneca Dr., Big Flats, NY, died after a brief illness Sunday, Mar. 24, 2002 at home within the surrounds of his family. Fran was born Apr. 27, 1937 in Kirkland, NY, the son to the late William H. and Gertrude (Coyne) Saunders. Surviving are his wife of over 44 years, Janet (Dimmick) Saunders also in Bradford, PA; son, Stephen "Skip" (Sally) Saunders of Seagrove, NC; daughter, Sharyl (Rodney) Marshall of Elmira Heights, NY; grandchildren, Stephen Jr. (Kristy) Saunders, Stephanie Saunders all of NC, Douglas Page of Elmira, NY, Jeffery Erickson of NC, Gregory and Jennifer Erickson, both of Elmira Heights, NY; great grandsons, Tyler and Alex Saunders; numerous step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; sister, Patricia (Roger) Ferguson of Utica, NY; brother, John (Nancy) Saunders of Stittville, NY; sister-in-law, Deanne (Jim) Wilkinson of Norwich, NY and numerous nieces, nephews and several close friends including Jean and Dave Winner and Fuzz Frost. Also predeceasing Fran was his daughter-in-law, Breesport firefighter, Patricia Hess Saunders. A very active firefighter, Fran's volunteer career began in the Clark Mills Fire Dept. and continued in Big Flats in 1961. While in Big Flats, he was a life member and held several chairs there including Lieutenant, Captain, and 1st Assist. Fire Chief. He was also the recipient of the Firefighter of the Year award in 1987. He was employed as a Supervisor of Production with various Corrugated Container companies including Corning Packaging and Georgia Pacific in Bradford, PA. Fran's hobbies included hunting, the general love of the outdoors and various woodworking projects. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads on Wed., March 27, 2002 from 2-4:00 and 7-9:00 p.m. His funeral service will take place there at the funeral home on Thurs., Mar. 28, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Vincent Cooper officiating. Interment will follow in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. Those wishing to express their sympathy may do so with memorials to the Big Flats Fire Dept., PO Box 28, Big Flats, NY 14814. Carole B. Savercool PENN YAN, NY | Carole B. Savercool, age 86, of 132 Main St., Penn Yan, NY, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002. Friends may call at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002 from 12 noon to 2 pm. Service will follow at 2 pm with the Rev. Aileen Robbins, officiating. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on Sept. 21, 1915, and was the daughter of Matthew Lewis Blair, Jr. and Laura Robinson Blair. Carole worked as a secretary for several companies over the years, most notably for Columbia Artists Management in New York City. She retired in 1984 after 20 years at Corning Community College in Corning, NY, where she had been the secretary for the Dean of Faculty and later the secretary for the Social Sciences Division. After a short stint at retirement, she went back to work part-time for the college's Nursing Division for a few more years before deciding to retire for good in 1994. While Carole's occupation may have been as a secretary, her vocation was as a pianist. She was very accomplished and played for Mascana Opera Company in New York City for many years. She also was a guest soloist with the New Paltz Symphony playing the Mozart Piano Concerto #23. In her high school years at Ramsey High School in Ramsey, NJ, she was the official pianist for all graduations until her own in 1934. She also taught piano, music and crafts as part of a WPA project during the depression. She was founder of the Elmira/Corning Chapter of Parents Without Partners (PWP) and was quite active in the organization for many years. She was a member of the Elmira Civic Chorus, which later became the Elmira Symphony and Choral Society and several times sang in concerts with either one or both of her children. She was a former member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Horseheads, Grace Episcopal Church in Elmira, and Christ Episcopal Church in Corning and was active in the choir at all three. Recently, she would occasionally attend services at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. She is survived by her daughter, Cecile (Mark) Carpenter of Penn Yan; her son, Blair (Mary) Savercool of Pennsauken, NJ; grandchildren, Gregory Redder, Kathrine, Jessica, Alicia, Leilani, Karin and Stephanie Savercool; sister, Joan B. Martin of Waldwick, NJ; also 8 nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Thomas A. Blair (her twin) and Matthew Lewis Blair III, her brother-in-law Eugene B. Martin, her sister-in-law Virginia Blair and her niece Mary J. Martin. Arrangements with Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel. Ruth M. Sawyer HORNELL | Ruth M. Sawyer, 87, formerly of Troupsburg & Woodhull, NY, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2002 at Hornell Gardens, Hornell, NY. Born in Clymer Township, PA, October 21, 1914, she was the daughter of Herman & Joyce Kimball Johnson. She was a 1931 graduate of Westfield, PA High School and later Elmira Business Institute. For 22 years she was tax collector of the Town of Troupsburg and retired from the District Office of Troupsburg Central School. She was a member of the Austinburg Baptist Church. Ruth married Jennings D. Sawyer, August 25, 1934; he preceded her in death May 29, 1975. She was also preceded in death by sons, Ronald & Robert Sawyer, great grandson, Samuel Hulbert & brothers, Francis & Clarence Johnson. She is survived by sons & daughters-in-law, J. David & Elizabeth Sawyer of Woodhull, NY, Dale & Grace Sawyer of Friendsville, TN, Dean & Cheryl Sawyer of Troy, PA and George & Helen Sawyer of Canisteo, NY; daughters & sons-in-law, Ann & Donald Hulbert of Troupsburg, NY, Mary & Keith Auton of San Jose, CA, Jane Kawecki of Warren, OH, and Janet Atwood of Hornell, NY; 28 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren & 8 step-great grandchildren & 2 great-great grandchildren. Friends may call Wednesday, August 21st, 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY, where funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 22nd, at 11:00 am. Rev. Brian Diffenbacher & Rev. Donald Hulbert will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA. Memorials will be received for Woodhull Ambulance Corp., c/o David Sawyer, 1646 Jasper St., Woodhull, NY 14898 or Troupsburg Firemen's Auxiliary, c/o Jackie Crawford, 1380 Rte. 126, Troupsburg, NY 14855 Robert E. Schaef CATON, NY| Robert E. Schaef, age 80, formerly of Caton, NY passed away July 5, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Robert was born August 21, 1921 in N. Tonawanda, NY the son of Gustav and Elizabeth Leifel Schaef. Robert owned and operated a farm near Caton, NY and had attended the Caton United Methodist Church. Surviving Robert are sisters, Donna (Harold) Wolfe of Horseheads, Thelma Courtright of Lawrenceville, PA; along with several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St. Corning on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 from 2-4PM. Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of visitation (4PM). The interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery at the family's convenience. Tracy A. Schermerhorn BALTIMORE | Tracy A. Schermerhorn, 44, passed away suddenly Wednesday, September 4, 2002 at his home. He was born August 9, 1958 in Bath, NY to the late Douglas R. and Eldred Stinson Schermerhorn. He was an avid sports fan with his favorite team being the Baltimore Ravens. Tracy is survived by one brother, Thomas Schermerhorn of Campbell, NY; four sisters, Teresa Garrity of Watertown, NY, Trudy Robertson of Baltimore, MD, Thelma Thomas of Hornell, NY and Tonya Woodcock of Campbell and several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. The burial will be at the convenience of the family in Seamens Cemetery, Savona, NY. Frances B. Schoch THACA | Frances B. Schoch, 96, passed away April 25, 2002 at Oak Hill Manor Nursing Home in Ithaca, NY. She was the daughter of Marcus and Adela McDermott Barrett. She was born in Pleasant Valley, attended school in Hammondsport, NY and was a Registered Nurse. She married Herbert Schoch and resided in Bath, NY and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bath. She was predeceased by her husband in 1961, her son James and one granddaughter, Laurel Susan. After living in Bath for many years, she traveled to Florida with Bill and Roberta for several winters, and moved to Ithaca in 1993. She delighted in seeing her great-grandchildren, and loved them much. Frances is survived by a son, William (Roberta) Schoch of Slaterville Springs, NY and three granddaughters, Karen (Jose) Gonzalez of Orlando, FL, Linda (Russ) Crispell of Slaterville Springs, NY and Brenda Schoch of Arizona, ten great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Her family has been greatly impressed in the way she held up to age and illness. She was a strong-willed lady, and we loved her for it. We will miss her very much. Calling hours will be held Thursday, May 2nd, 2002 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath where Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2:00 pm. The Rev. Anne Waasdorp officiating. Private Burial will be held in Nondaga Cemetery in Bath. Charles L. Schreiber PRINCETON, NJ | Charles L. Schreiber, of Princeton, New Jersey, passed away at the Medical Center of Princeton on August 11, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 82. Charlie was born on June 26, 1920 in Kingston, NY, the son of Charles H. and Mary Elizabeth Schreiber. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1942 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. In 1944, he and the former Hope Dorman were married in Brooklyn. He joined Corning Glass in 1944 and served in many areas including Glass Technology, Optical and New Product Development. On the corporate staff, he held management positions in Commercial Development, Technology and Planning and Analysis. At the time of his retirement in 1987, he was Manager, Business Analysis, Corporate Development and Market Planning. Charlie was an avid reader. Throughout his life, he visited the local libraries regularly bringing home books for himself and family to read. Upon retiring and moving to Princeton, he continued as a consultant for Corning Glass for nearly 10 years. He received his 50-year pin in 1994. Charlie continued to love the Corning area. With his wife, Hope, he often returned to visit with friends and to enjoy time with his family at Keuka Lake. In addition to his wife, Hope Schreiber, he is survived by a daughter, Nancy Schreiber (Gregory Hand) of Princeton, NJ; two sons, Stephen Schreiber of Falls Church, VA and Donald Schreiber (Mary) of Schenectady, NY; five grandchildren, Emily, Matthew, Peter, Stephanie and Suzanne, and two great grandchildren, Brandon and Kayla. Nara, Naret, Narin and Narit Sihavong and Nick Bouck also thought of Charlie as their grandfather. Charlie was a kind, thoughtful and gentle man who will be missed greatly by his friends and family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made, in his honor, to the charity of one's choice. Margaret E. Schultz HAMMONDSPORT, NY | Margaret E. Schultz age 95, a resident of the Taylor Health Center of East Lake Road in Hammondsport, NY and formerly of Park Road in Pine City, NY, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 13, 2002 at Ira Davenport Hospital following a brief illness. Margaret was born on February 28, 1907 in Mason, Ohio the daughter of Ezra and Margaret Siegel Thompson. She was predeceased by her husband, Willam B. Schultz in 1980; three sisters and two brothers. Margaret is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Jean (John) Schultz Crane of Bath, NY; grandchildren, Jeffrey B. Crane of Alexandria, VA, Kristine E. (Kenneth E. Jr.) Crane Gilbert of Bath, NY and great grandsons, Kenner and Colin Gilbert of Bath, NY. At Margaret's request, there will be no calling hours or services. Interment will take place in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made, in Margaret's name, to the Keuka Healthcare Foundation, c/o Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital, 7571 Route 54, Bath, NY 14810. Arrangements are under the care of the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. Anyone wishing may light a "Candle of Remembrance" at www.olthof.com. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Kundlas and the staff at the Taylor Health Center and Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital. Louis R. Schultz ELKLAND, PA | Louis R. Schultz, age 90, of 402 W. Main St., Elkland, PA, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2002 at Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. He was born February 15, 1912 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of William L. and Clara Dobbs Schultz. He married Ann Ellicott on January 3, 1942. They celebrated their 60th anniversary. He came to Elkland in December 1935 to work for John Carlson. In April 1942 he was inducted into the Army Air Force and served until January 1946, when 1st Lt. Schultz was placed in Inactive Reserve, and returned to Elkland to operate the Ford-Mercury Dealership known as Carlson Sales and Service. In 1947 he incorporated the dealership as Schultz Motor Co., Inc. and operated it until 1975 when he sold the dealership to Robert Whitcomb of Rochester, NY and worked for Mr. Whitcomb until his retirement in 1980. Mr. Schultz was very active in civic affairs, Charter Member of the Elkland Lions Club, K of C, Loyal Order of Moose and longtime member of the Leon O'Bryan Post #428 American Legion. He served 40 years on the Boro Council and was president of the Council during the time the US Corps of Engineers built the levee along the Cowanesque River. He served on the Tioga Co. Industrial Development Authority and was chairman for five years. He served on the Northern Tier Regional Planning Commission and the Tioga Co. Planning Comm. He is survived by his wife Ann; sons and families, Doctor Gregory L. Schultz, DMD and Michaelene Ahrens-Schultz, Bath, NY, Kiersten, Gabrielle, Alexandria, Stacey and Doctor Jefferey W. Schultz, DDS and Virginia Manley Schultz, Painted Post, NY, Robert, Kyle, Andrew and Khristina; sister, Mary Bowers, Ithaca, NY; brother, Eugene Schultz, Lansing, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins; dear friends, William Roach and Gary and Oddie Slocum. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Tuesday, 7-9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Elkland, PA, Wednesday at 11:00 am, Rev. Rick Fox officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Elkland, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Gerald J. "Bucky" Schusler BATH, NY | Gerald J. "Bucky" Schusler age 84, of Burton Street, Bath, NY died Saturday, May 4, 2002 at St. Josephs Hospital in Elmira, NY. Bucky was born March 23, 1918 in Elmira, NY to the late Joseph A. and Minnie (Kakritz) Schusler. After graduation from Elmira Free Academy in 1935, he attended Alfred School of Agriculture for two years in preparation for a life as a farmer. However, in 1939 he passed the examination for the New York State Police and after trooper school, he was sworn in on July 1, 1940. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor he enlisted in the Army as a volunteer and asked to fly. He was selected for pilot training, earned his wings and was commissioned a Lieutenant in the United States Army Air Force. Promoted to Captain, Bucky finished the war as a Squadron Leader, piloting a B-24 in the 376th Heavy Bombardment Group of the 15th Air Force based in Italy. Completing 28 combat missions, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and two Purple Hearts. On his return to New York, he resumed his career in the State Police retiring as a Captain in the BCI in December 1965. One notable achievement was his arrest of mobster Meyer Lansky in Saratoga Springs, NY. He subsequently worked for the Lane Pipe Company and was a star route mailman in the Bath area for seven years. He and his late wife Ginny lived 32 years in Kanona, NY before moving to Bath. They were both active members of the Kanona Methodist Church. Bucky was also a life member of the Ivy Lodge No. 397 F & AM in Elmira Heights, NY, a 33 year member of B.P.O.E. in Bath Lodge 1547 and Chaplain of the Association of Former NYS Troopers, Baron-Steuben Chapter. Bucky was predeceased by his parents, his wife of 54 years, Genevieve Rouse Schusler; brothers, Edward and Raymond and sisters; Florence Schusler, Helen Baldwin and his twin Geraldine Platou. He is survived by his sisters; Marion Justic, Alice Keough and Eileen Halm all of Elmira, NY and Dorothy Schusler of Ithaca, NY; sister-in-law Trudie Schusler of Sayre, PA and brother-in-law, Roger (Elizabeth) Rouse of Wallace, NY and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Wednesday, May 8th from 1:00-3:00 PM at Fagan's Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St., Bath. The funeral service will follow at 3:00 PM at the Funeral Home with Interim Pastor Marilyn Wood officiating. Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery, Bath. Memorial donations, in Bucky's name, may be made to the Kanona Methodist Church, Kanona, NY 14856 and the Volunteer Ambulance Corps of Bath, 110 East Steuben Street, Bath, NY 14810. Charles J. Schwartz Jr. PAINTED POST | Charles J. Schwartz Jr. "Chip", age 53, of Painted Post died suddenly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center on Thursday, March 21st, 2002. Chip was born on January 2nd, 1949 the son of the late Charles J. Schwartz and Marjorie Carr Schwartz. Chip is survived by his wife, Marylou Schwartz of Painted Post; his daughter, Carey (Christopher) Hall of Lexington, SC; granddaughter, Jenna Layne Hall; his mother, Marjorie Schwartz; mother-in-law, Marian Bosket; brothers, Tom (Karleen) Schwartz of Corning, John (Helen) Schwartz of Horseheads, Michael (Karen) Schwartz of Corning; sisters, Ginny (Robert) Phenes of Newark, NY, Ann Jones of Bradford, NY, Jeannette (Davis) Cameron of Fayetteville, NC, Pat Reynolds of Corning, Michelle (James) Freeze of Punxsutawney, PA; brothers-in-law, Charlie (Teresa) Bosket of Corning, David Bosket of Painted Post; sister-in-law, Debbie (Danny) Keller of Coopers Plains; also many nieces and nephews. Chip was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Church, a board member and inductee in the Corning Painted Post Sports Hall of Fame as a wrestler. Chip was also a member of the Corning Elks Lodge #1071. Chip was an avid golfer, bowler and he loved wrestling. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney Street, Corning, NY on Monday, March 25th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A prayer service will be held at the Funeral Home at 9:00 AM Tuesday with a Mass of Christian Burial following at St. Vincent de Paul Church at 9:30 AM with burial to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Chip's name to the charity of one's choice. Martha Donnell Scott PAINTED POST | Martha Donnell Scott, 81, of Overbrook Road, Painted Post, NY, formerly of Lexington, KY, died Thursday, June 13, 2002 at her home. Martha was a retired teacher for the Corning - Painted Post School District and attended the Faith Lutheran Church (MOSYN) in Corning. Survivors include her husband, Arthur Scott, at home and one daughter, Rachael (Rev. Dennis) Weaver of Swindon, England. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2002 at 11:00 AM at the Faith Lutheran Church, 71 West First Street, Corning with the Reverend Frederick Greninger officiating. Arrangements are being handled by the Phillips Funeral Home Inc., Corning. Burial took place at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Lexington, KY. Memorials may be made, in Martha's name, to the Southern Tier Hospice, Inc., 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Hazel A. Scott Hazel A. scott Hazel A. (Horton) Scott, age 92, of RD#3, Corning, died Saturday, February 16, 2002 at The Waters of Three Rivers, Painted Post. Mrs. Scott was born August 28, 1909 at South Bradford, NY, the daughter of the late Ernest and Carrie (Darling) Horton. She was the wife of Hiram P. Scott who predeceased her in 1971. Hazel was a former member of the First United Methodist Church in Corning. She is survived by three daughters: Gertrude (John) Sherwood and Dorothy Cleveland of Coopers Plains, and Louise Scott of Painted Post; four sons: Arthur (Sharon) Scott of Addison; Myron (Delores) Scott, Paul (Marian) Scott, and Jack Scott all of Corning; 32 grandchildren, 76 great grandchildren, 19 great great grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three daughters: Norma B. White (1992), Lillian G. Hamilton (2001), and Shirley M. Burdick (1998); two granddaughters: Brenda J. (1975) and Cindy L. (1964) Scott, and great grandson, Jason C. Taylor (1987). Family and friends are invited to call today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Sharon L. Battist officiating. Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. Gibson R. Seager HORNELL | Gibson R. Seager, 76, of 133 East Elm Street, formerly of Bath, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2002 at home. He was born September 21, 1925 in Buffalo, NY to Charles W. and Mary Gibson Seager. He graduated from Haverling High School in 1943 where he had all-county honors in three sports including football, basketball and track. His mainstay was running the 100 yard and 220 yard dashes. He represented the school in the Rochester sectionals three consecutive years. Gibson served in the US Marines for two years and in the US Navy as a Pharmacist's mate for one year before receiving an honorable discharge. In 1945 he married Betty Jean Hotchkiss and they had two children, Susan and Carol. Gibson was a building contractor and was considered a man who put muscle into Bath's home building development. He was also associated with his father-in-law, Ralph Hotchkiss, a building promoter, and the two had designed a motel they planned to construct in Florida but the death of Ralph stopped the venture. He later married Joyce Watkins who predeceased him in 1994. Gibson was a member of the National Home Builders Association, the First Presbyterian Church and the Charles E. Wescott American Legion, Bath, NY. Gibson is survived by three daughters, Susan (James) Harrick of Hornell, NY, Carol Seager and Deb Cleveland of Hornell, NY and Kimberly Rose of Texas; one step-daughter, Joyann (Donald) Larivee of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; one step-son, Kurt (Erma) Watkins of Zephyrhills, FL and five grandchildren, Stephen (Lisa) Harrick, Julie (David) Mooney, Tom (Amy) Fisher, Dyland Rose and Lynn Larivee, and two great-grandchildren, Katherine and Michael Harrick and his companion, Margaret Rawleigh of Dansville, NY. Gibson will be greatly missed, especially his great sense of humor. There will be no visitation. A Memorial Service will be held in August at the convenience of the family in Grove Cemetery, Bath, NY. Donations may be made to Haverling High School, designated for Track in Gibson's name. Arrangements handled by Seager Jones Funeral Home. Ronnie F. Sellers BATH | Ronnie F. Sellers, 72, of 7843 Redmond Gully Road, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2002, at home. He was born June 26, 1929 in Chatom, Alabama to Roman F. and Mary Ethel Helton Sellers. He retired from the IBEW Local #98 in Philadelphia, PA as a general electrician. He served in the US Navy from 1946 to 1952 aboard the USS Valley Forge CV45. On May 25, 1948 Ronnie married Marie A. Fandler in Philadelphia, PA. Ronnie was a member of the Steuben County Honey Bee Keepers Association, the Scottish Rite Free Masonry 32 Degree Valley of Kennewick Orient of Washington, and a life member of the M.W. Grand Lodge of F and AM of Washington Pasco #173 Pasco Washington. Ronnie is survived by his wife, Marie A. Fandler Sellers; his four children, Ronnie D. Sellers of Wyoming, Donna (Edward) Oropallo of North Carolina, John (Sarah) Sellers of Bradford, NY, and Theresa Huslage of New Jersey; twelve grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Rex; his sister, Jewel; his daughter, Patricia A. Brown; and his two grandchildren, Austin and Christopher. A Memorial Mass and celebration of Ronnie's life will be held at a future date at the convenience of the family. Alice M. Shinners Semple CORNING | Alice M. Shinners Semple age 74 of Corning, passed away on Monday, September 23, 2002 at Founders Pavilion. Alice was born on November 15, 1928 the daughter of the late Joseph and Leona Reese Shinners of Corning. She married James Semple on June 21, 1952 in Corning. He preceded her in death in 1989. Alice worked as a secretary for Corning Inc., recently receiving her 50-year pin. She was a member of All Saints Parish attending St. Mary's Church, American Legion John P. Eaton Post, Moose Lodge of Corning and a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Surviving Alice are her uncle and aunt, Robert and Edith Shinners of Corning; cousin, Betty Claypoole of Painted Post; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Martha Semple of Corning and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call at Beilby Funeral Home, 139 Walnut St., Corning on Wednesday, September 25 from 5 to 7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Thursday at 9:30 AM. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. Those wishing may direct Memorial Donations, in Alice Semple's name, to All Saints Parish or Southern Tier Hospice. Kay f. Shadeck Kay F. Shadeck, age 69, formerly of 47 Clark Street, Painted Post, died Saturday, July 20, 2002 at The Waters Of Three Rivers, Painted Post. Kay was born July 31, 1932 at Corning, the daughter of the late Clarence F. and Marie (Copp) Losey. She married Thomas L. Shadeck, June 14, 1958 in Corning. He predeceased her in 1987. Kay was a retired Social-Family Worker for the Corning-Painted Post Head Start program. She was an active community leader, serving with the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, PTA, American Red Cross, Corning Hospital Chapter, Heart to Heart, Business and Professional Women, and was Zoning Board Chairperson for the Village of Riverside. She pioneered the "Story Hour" tutor program for the Corning-Painted Post School District. Kay was also very committed to the All Saints Parish, where she was a Religious Education Teacher, served on the Church Council and was an officer in the Catholic Women's Club. She was the loving mother of Marie "Mimi" Shadeck (James) Whittenhall of Corning and Timothy (Julie) Shadeck of Painted Post and devoted grandmother of Michael and Daniel Shadeck of Corning. Other survivors include one sister, Midge Sutton of Painted Post; one brother, Clarence (Cherie) Losey Jr. of Corning; several nieces and nephews. Kay was predeceased by her son Kevin in 1978. Family and friends may call on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 9:30 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 115 E. High Street, Painted Post. Father Philip Billotte Celebrant. Burial will follow in Chapel Knoll Cemetery, Painted Post. Memorials my be made in Kay's name to The ALS Association, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301-5104; Memorial Fund at All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Ave., Corning, N.Y. 14830; or the charity of one's choice. Ernest J. Shaut BATH | Ernest J. Shaut, 89, of 6294 Bonny Hill Road, Bath, died Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at the Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital. Mr. Shaut was born in Bath, October 4, 1912 the son of the late George and Ademia (Margeson) Shaut. He was a dispatcher for the Bath Gas, Electric, and Water Co. Mr. Shaut started the Bath Saddle Club. He was a member of the North Cameron Grange, and a lifetime member of the Bath Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the Bath Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a past member of the Odd Fellows. He is survived by his wife, Lillian Shaut of Bath, NY; 3 daughters, Barbara (Robert) Vanderhoff of Bath, NY, Roberta Thompson of Bath, NY and Beverly (Harold) Risley of Cameron Mills, NY; his son, Theodore (Mary) Shaut of Bath, NY; 3 step-daughters, Deanna Dyer, Joan Muck and Kimberly Bennage, all of Bath, NY; 2 stepsons, Gary Muck of Lakeville, NY and Carl Muck of Bath, NY; his 3 sisters, Katherine (James) Bailey of Hammondsport, NY, Jo (Donald) Robinson and Arlene Butler, both of Bath, NY; 9 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Ernie was predeceased by his brothers John Shaut and Robert Parker, his stepsister Louella Winters and his first wife Cleone Shaut in 1975. Friends may call today, Saturday, February 16th from 1:00-3:00 PM at Fagan's Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St., Bath. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 PM with Rev. Robert Tuttle officiating. Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery, Bath. Roger L. Shautt CAMPBELL, NY | Roger L. Shautt, age 68 of Campbell, NY, passed away unexpectedly Monday evening, February 25, 2002, at Corning Hospital. Roger was born May 22, 1933 in Buffalo, NY, son of John W. and Bernice L. Randolph Shautt. He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict as a ship radio operator. He married Betty VanGorden August 16, 1968 in the First Methodist Church in Corning, NY. He was retired from Lamac Unlimited in Hornell, NY after several years in auto body repair. In his spare time, Roger enjoyed hunting, fishing on Lake Ontario and reading. Surviving Roger is his wife of 33 years, Betty of Campbell, NY; sons and daughter-in-law, Dana and Vickie Shautt of Alaska and Lon Shautt of Georgia; four grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and many friends. It was Roger's wishes there be no visitation. The family plans a private service in the future. Arragements are with Carpenter's Funeral Homes. Gary L. Shaw CORNING | Gary L. Shaw, age 62 of King Circle, Corning, NY, died Friday, September 13, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital Sayre, PA after suffering an apparent heart attack while driving a B-Modified at Tioga Motorsports Park during a race. Gary was born in Blossburg, PA, the son of Alfred H. and Virginia L. (Austin) Shaw. He served in the Air Force from 1956 to 1960. Gary was a Supervisor of the Machine Shop for Process Research and Development at Sullivan Park, Corning Inc. and was a machinist by trade when he retired in 1999 after 24 years of service. Gary had a love affair with auto racing which spanned more than 40 years. He was devoted to his grandchildren and was looking forward to introducing them to racing. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Corning, the Sports Car Club of America, and was inducted into the Corning-Painted Post Motor Sports Hall of Fame in 2001, both as a participant and contributor in local auto racing. Gary is survived by his mother, Virginia Shaw Roupp of Corning; one daughter, Lorna J. (Ed) Harrington of Corning; one son, Bryan L. (Dina) Shaw of Caton; loving companion of 23 years, Marge Cunningham of Corning; two sisters, Patricia Roth of Corning and Lois K. Campbell of Elmira; one brother, Stephen A. Shaw of Vineland, NJ; grandchildren; Jake, Ryan and Indy and faithful dog, Nicky. He was predeceased by his daughter, Debbra Shaw and his father, Alfred Shaw. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 21 at 10:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church, 144 Cedar St., Corning with the Rev. SungHo Lee officiating. Memorials, in Gary's name, may be made to the American Heart Association, Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049 or the Lance Armstrong Foundation, PO Box 161150, Austin, TX 78716-1150. Phillips Funeral Home Inc., Corning is handling arrangements. Robert L. Shenk TIOGA, PA | Robert L. Shenk, age 57 of Tioga, PA, died Thursday, August 29, 2002 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Bob was the husband of Mary L. (Foster) Shenk. He was born on January 6, 1945 in Lancaster, PA a son of Marvin and Arlene (Dennis) Shenk. Bob was employed by ACP Manufacturing in Lawren-ceville, PA until his illness. Prior to his employment with ACP, he had worked for the Northern Tioga School District for many years and enjoyed construction work with Tom Treat. Bob attended Calvary United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville, PA. Bob is survived by his wife, 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Michael (Cathy) Shenk of Ephrata, PA, William Ott of Denver, PA, Randy Ott of Reinholds, PA and Timothy and Sandy Ott of Denver, PA, 4 grandchildren, his mother Arlene Shenk of Ephrata, PA; a brother, Terry Shenk of Reading, PA; a sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Donald Heil of Denver, PA. Friends are invited to call on Saturday, August 31, 2002 from 6 to 9 PM and Sunday, September 1, 2002 from 1 to 2 PM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, P.C., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, September 1, 2002 at 2 PM at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Weaver, Pastor of Calvary United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville, PA. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Tioga, PA. NANCY W. SHEPPARD KANONA | Nancy Watkins Sheppard, 40, of 8418 State Route 53, Kanona, N.Y., formerly of Knoxville, Pa., died Friday April 12 2002 at Ira Davenport Hospital, Bath, N.Y. She was born, Aug. 20, 1961 in Wellsboro, Pa., the daughter of Lewis and Retha Perry Watkins. She was employed by Save-A-Lot grocery store in Bath. She was a 1979 Graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School. She is survived by a daughter Tanya Bennett (Jeff Konopski) of Bath; a son, Joseph Bennett of Osceola, Pa.; a grandson, Owen Konopski, Bath; a granddaughter, Chelsea Bennett, Osceola, Pa. She is also survived by sister- and brother-in-law: Lela and Walter Furher, Osceola, Pa., Annette and Curtis Kio, Westfield, Pa., Phyllis and Harold Erb, Knoxville, Pa., Jodi and Ronald Love, Little Rock, Ark. Also surviving are brother -and sister-in-law Lewis and Stephanie Watkins Jr., Conway, Ark.; parents Lewis and Retha Watkins Sr., Knoxville, Pa., financee, DAvid Ahrens, Kanona, N.Y., "best friend", Deb Haley and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by sister, Linda VanZile and nephew, Chris Erb. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., 214 W. Main St., Elkland, Pa. Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and today from 1-2 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted immediately following the visitation at 2 p.m. with Rev. Donald Hurlbert officiating. Burial will be Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, Pa. Memorial donations may be made to your local chapter of the American Cancer Society in Nancy's memory. Julia A. Sherwood HORNELL | Julia A. Sherwood, 79, of McAuley Manor at Mercy Care Skilled Nursing Facility, formerly of King Hill Road, Campbell, died Monday, February 11, 2002 at McAuley Manor. She was born July 23, 1922, in Painted Post, the daughter of the late John Joseph and Anis May (Bond) Gibson. Julia and Clifford H. Sherwood were married June 3, 1943 in Oklahoma. Clifford predeceased her October 7, 1989. She dedicated her life to raising her family and taking care of her home. She is survived by her children, Betty Stiles of Cortland, NY, Sandra Johnson of Cortland, NY, Stephen Sherwood of Pulteney, NY, Barbara Sherwood of Elmira, NY, Ellen Sherwood of Bath, NY and Cindy Sherwood of Campbell; two grandsons, Stephen Sherwood, Jr., and Thomas Stephens. Friends are invited to call at the Acly-Stover Funeral Home, 327 East Second St., Corning on Thursday, February 14, 2002 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be at Coopers Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY. Joseph Edward Shukwit CORNING | Joseph Edward Shukwit, age 76 of Corning, NY, died unexpectedly Monday, September 2, 2002 at the Corning Hospital. Mr. Shukwit was born October 16, 1925 in Elmira, NY. He served in the US Navy during WWII in the European Theater where he participated in the Battle of the Bulge and the Battle of Normandy. Joseph married Theola Scouten on October 28, 1978 at Central Baptist Church in South Corning. He was employed at the Corning Hospital from where he retired in 1993. Joseph was a man of faith and an active member of Central Baptist Church where he enjoyed taping music and other activities and also was a charter member of the Lain Association. He is survived by his loving wife, Theola at home; brothers and sisters-in-law: Henry and Anna Scouten, Theodore and Evelyn Scouten and Robert and Marie Scouten; sisters and brothers-in-law: Bertha and Adrian Anglehart, Flossie Demorest, Cleora and Rev. Alvin Reese, Naomi and Walter Lawrence and Joy and Les Phenes; and many special nieces, nephews and friends. Calling hours are Wednesday, September 4 from 4-6 PM and Thursday from 10-11 AM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning where Funeral Services will be held Thursday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Ronald F. Aebersold officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will follow in Coopers Plains Cemetery. Memorials may be made, in Joseph's name, to Central Baptist Church, 199 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Sarah A. Shults AVOCA | Sarah A. Shults, 89, formerly of 24 Charlesworth Ave., died Tuesday afternoon (July 30, 2002) at the Steuben County Health Care Facility in Bath. Born in Avoca on July 27, 1913, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Maude Coates Shults. A life long resident of Avoca, Sarah received her bachelors degree at New York University and was a graduate of Ohio State University, and was a recipient of the Gana Zanda award. She was a teacher at the Avoca Central School for 34 years, before her retirement. Sarah was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army and was a member of the Avoca American Legion and served on a committee to raise money to purchase flags for veterans. A chapter regent and a state officer of the DAR, she served on a committee to interview girls to loan them money so they may attend college. She was also a member of the Bath Eastern Star, serving as a regent for 12 years. She was also a Gold Member of the Grange and a member of the Board of Directors of the Retired Teachers Association. Sarah was a member of the Avoca United Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher and played the piano for the church since she was in high school. Her family includes her sister, Mary Shults of Avoca; also her niece and three nephews. There will be no calling hours. A service in memory of Sarah will be held at the Avoca United Methodist Church at a date and time to be announced. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery, Avoca. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in Sarah's memory to either the Avoca United Methodist Church or the Avoca Free Library. Arrangements are with the Bond-Davis & Bishop Funeral Home in Avoca. Ethel H. Sick HAMMONDSPORT | Ethel H. Sick, 89, formerly of Pulteney Street, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2002 at the Steuben County Health Care Facility. She was born September 18, 1912 in Mecklenburg, N.Y., the daughter of Lee and Louise Dickens Strong. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Alfred G. Sick. Ethel retired from Mercury Aircraft in Hammondsport after many years of service. Following her retirement, she worked for several years in the Hammondsport Central School Food Service. She was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church, Hammondsport Firemans Auxiliary, and volunteered in numerous organizations. Her hobbies included quilting, cooking and baking, playing Bingo, and spending time with her family. Surviving are her 3 children Carl (Norman) M. Wambold of Fort Myers, FL., Clark (Roberta) L. Wambold of Madison, WI., and Alzina (Leroy) L. Turner of Hammondsport; and 5 grandchildren Shari (Mike) Welch M.D. of Utah, Kym (Paul) Osterdorf of Georgia, Todd (Angela) Wambold of WI., Beth (Scott) Byers of WI., and Angel Turner of Hammondsport, and 10 great grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by her granddaughter Carla R. Wambold Kilgore and grandson Michael S. Wambold. Committal services in Pleasant Valley Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Hammondsport Fireman's Auxiliary. Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport. Ethel H. Sick HAMMONDSPORT | Ethel H. Sick, 89, formerly of Pulteney Street, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2002 at the Steuben County Health Care Facility. She was born September 18, 1912 in Mecklenburg, NY the daughter of Lee and Louise Dickens Strong. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Alfred G. Sick. Ethel retired from Mercury Aircraft in Hammondsport after many years of service. Following her retirement, she worked for several years in the Hammondsport Central School Food Service. She was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church, Hammondsport, Firemen's Auxiliary and volunteered in numerous organizations. Her hobbies included quilting, cooking and baking, playing bingo and spending time with her family. Surviving are her 3 children, Carl (Norma) Wambold of Fort Myers, FL, Clark (Roberta) L. Wambold of Madison, WI and Alzina (Leroy) L. Turner of Hammondsport; 5 grandchildren, Shari (Mike) Welch M.D. of Utah, Kym (Paul) Osterdorf of Georgia, Todd (Angela) Wambold of WI, Beth (Scott) Byers of WI and Angel Turner of Hammondsport and 10 great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by her son, Orval L. Wambold, her granddaughter, Carla R. Wambold Kilgore and grandson, Michael S. Wambold. Committal Services, in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Hammondsport Firemen's Auxiliary. Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport. Velma P. Simerson HAMMONDSPORT | Velma P. Simerson, 88, formerly of 3 Wheeler Ave., passed away Saturday, June 8, 2002 at the Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital. She was born November 15, 1913 in Covington, Pa., the daughter of Leon and Pearl Ford Simerson. Velma was a member of the Hammondsport Presbyterian Church, the Cherry Flats, Pa., Baptist Church, an original member of the Hammondsport Organ Society, The Wine Country Senior Citizens, The Thursday Nighters, and the Keuka Players. She played the organ at the Presbyterian, Catholic and Methodist churches and the North Urbana Baptist Chapel for many years. She was selected as the Hammondsport Rotary Club Citizen of the Year in 1994. Velma was a teacher at Hammondsport schools for 22 years, retiring in 1977. Surviving are her niece Helen (Jim) Gross of Corning, nephew Gary Wheeler of Covington, Pa., 6 great-nieces and nephews, Stuart Wheeler, Gerry (Paula) Gross, Anjanette (Richard) Purcell, Reneta Gross, Cheryl (Craig) Byrd, with whom she resided, and Eugene Bliss, several great-great and great-great-great nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the LaMarche Funeral Home, 35 Main St., Hammondsport, Monday from 6-8 p.m. And at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, Pa., Tuesday from 1-2 p.m., where funeral services will take place Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the Cherry Flats Methodist Cemetery, Covington, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cherry Flats Baptist Church, R.D. 1, Mansfield, Pa. 16933. Ambrose S. Simmons BATH | Ambrose S. Simmons 83, of 7571 Route 54, Bath died Sunday, May 19, 2002 at the Taylor Health Care Center. Mr. Simmons was born in Bath, August 13, 1918 the son of the late William and Florence (Campbell) Simmons. He was employed by the Painted Post Diner. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Painted Post and volunteered at the Salvation Army in Corning. He is survived by his niece Mary Soles of Bath and several other nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; sisters, Bertha Travis and Margaret Simmons and brother, Eldon Simmons. Friends may call on Thursday May 23rd from 1:00 -3:00 PM at Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath. Funeral Services will follow at 3:00 PM with Rev. Stephen Sibson officiating. Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery, Bath. Henry Woodrow Simons BINGHAMTON | Henry Woodrow Simons, 85, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, March 17, 2002 after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his loving wife of sixty years, Grace Barnard Simons and his devoted children, son Allan and wife, Charlotte of Tucson, Arizona; daughter, Doris Strakosch and husband, Raymond of Newburgh, New York and daughter, Mary Montgomery of Johnson City, New York; granddaughter, Margaret Strakosch of Newburgh, New York; brother, Alvin Simons and wife, Grace of Tunersville, Georgia; sisters, Clara Babcock and Esther Damboise both of Prattsburgh, New York; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in passing by parents Allan G. and Bertha D. Simons; sister, Hilda Hurlburt and brother Harold Simons. Henry was a native of Prattsburgh, New York, Steuben County. He graduated from Naples High School and The New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell University in 1939. He taught vocational agriculture in Hemlock, New York and Rushville, New York. He joined the New York State Electric & Gas Corporation in 1945 as a farm service representative based in Ithaca, New York. He relocated to the Triple Cities in 1965, in a supervisory capacity for the NYSEG farm service staff, and then worked in consumer education until his retirement in 1978. He was a member of Ross Memorial Presbyterian Church in Binghamton, serving as an elder and adult Sunday school teacher. He was an active member of Kiwanis International in Ithaca and Binghamton for 56 years, serving as Lieutenant Governor. He thoroughly enjoyed volunteering for Meals on Wheels in the Triple Cities for more than twenty years. Radio and television repair was his hobby in retirement. Friends may call on Wednesday, March 20, at the De Munn Funeral Home, 36 Conklin Avenue, Binghamton from four until seven O'clock P.M. A funeral service will be held Thursday, March 21 at ten thirty O'clock A.M.. at the Ross Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6 Morris Street, Binghamton. Interment will follow services, at the Rural Cemetery, Prattsburgh, New York. In lieu of flowers, the family requests friends wishing to make memorial contributions in Henry's name, to please think of the Ross Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6 Morris Street, Binghamton, New York 13903 or the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 32 W. State Street, Binghamton Estelle F. Sinclaire JAMESBURG, NJ | Estelle F. Sinclaire of Jamesburg, NJ passed away October 22, 2001. Interment will take place Saturday, May 4th, 11 AM at Hope Cemetery Annex, Corning, NY following a graveside service. Jane B. Sisson ADDISON | Jane B. Sisson, 78, of 86 Front Street, Addison, entered into rest on Saturday, August 24 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre following an extended illness. She was born in Andover on June 21, 1924, a daughter of Clifford T. and Edna C. Norton Burdick. She was a graduate of the Andover Central School and Alfred State College. On December 27, 1943 she married Harold Sisson in Andover. Jane had worked as a Librarian Assistant at Pioneer Central School in Arcade, NY. She was a member of the Addison United Methodist Church. She was an avid bowler and bowled in the Sunshine Bowling League. She loved floral gardening, cross stitching and card playing. Her greatest love and means of enjoyment was her family. Jane is survived by her husband, Harold Sisson, Sr. of Addison; sons, Hal (Christy) Sisson of Addison and Don (Marcy) Sisson of Chili, NY; also brother, Carrol (Merebah) Burdick of Angelica and sister, Phyllis (Reid) Mattison of Whitesville. She is also survived by grandchildren: Michelle Peters, Heidi Peters, Amber Sisson, Jessica Sisson, Tyler Sisson, Bradley Sisson and Brandon Sisson and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Jane was predeceased by her daughter, Connie Peters in 1994 as well as her son-in-law, Monty Peters. Her sister, Lorraine Burdick also preceded her in death. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 27 at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street in Addison from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at the Addison United Methodist Church at 11 AM. Rev. Ruth Reppert will officiate, assisted by Rev. Christian Mattison. Burial and committal services will be in Alfred Rural Cemetery, Alfred at 2:30 PM. The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society. Fordyce Slater BATH | Fordyce Slater, 84 of 7405 County Route 89, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on February 3, 2002. He was born on May 18, 1917, son of the late Charles and Cora Slater and husband of the late Natholie Slater. He is survived by his children: Joyce (Richard) Strait of Junction City, Kansas, Susan Gelder of Pulteney, Lawrence (Marsha) Slater of Hammondsport and Theresa (Jeffrey) Harrington of Baltimore, MD; sister, Norma Wilson of Bath, brother, Carl (Rachel) Slater of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 9 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Fordyce was a loving father and faithful follower of Christ. He was an avid archer, photographer and woodworker. He was an Elder at the Greater Grace Fellowship Church in Pulteney. He was retired from Mercury Aircraft. There will be a memorial service at the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church on Wednesday, February 6, 2002 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Greater Grace Fellowship Church, Slater Memorial Fund, 10310 Cross Street, Hammon-dsport, NY 14840. Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport. Jack E. Slayton BATH, NY | Jack E. Slayton, 71, of 6583 County Route 11, Bath died Thursday, March 21, 2002 at the Bath Veterans Administration Medical Center, Bath. Mr. Slayton was born in Avoca, NY December 24, 1930 the son of the late Elwin and Evelyn (Sick) Slayton. He was a Heavy Equipment Operator for C.F. Evans in Elmira, NY. Jack was a member of the Avoca American Legion and the Operating Engineers Union of Syracuse. He was a Korean War Army Veteran. He is survived by his wife Helen Slayton of Bath, NY; his daughter Jacquelyn Slayton of Bath, NY and son John Say of Waterloo, NY; 1 grandson; 3 sisters, Joyce Angelo of Wayne, NY, Marjorie Fox of Bath, NY and Betty Ann (Rudy) Tabory of Ontario, Canada; 2 brothers, George (Laura) Slayton of Penn Yan, NY and Gerald (Norine) Slayton of Bath, NY; 4 stepdaughters, Cherie Gerych of Scottsville, NY, Pamela (Tony) Lisefski of Bath, NY, Betty Gerych of Bath, NY and Donna Gerych of Bradford, NY; 4 stepsons, Joseph (Debbie) Gerych of Bath, NY, Richard (Melissa) Gerych of Bath, NY, David (Candace) Gerych of Bath, NY and Thomas Gerych of Honeoye, NY, several step grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other stepchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter Cathy Say. Friends may call on Sunday March 24th from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM at Fagan's Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St., Bath. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home with Reverend Richard Shatzel officiating. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Catherine M. Sloan CORNING | Catherine M. Sloan, age 90 of Corning, NY, passed away Friday, September 13, 2002 at Corning Hospital. Catherine was born in Corning, NY on July 26, 1912, daughter of William and Kathryn Hand Sloan. She began work at Corning Glass Works in 1941 and recently received her 60-year pin. While at the Glass Works, she was a member of the American Flint Glass Workers Union. She had been active in the Greater Corning Area Sr. Citizens Club, and was a communicant of St. Patrick's Catholic Church for many years. Surviving Catherine is a sister and brother-in-law, Rita and Francis Haradon of Corning; many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews; along with great grand nieces and nephews. Catherine was predeceased by her parents, and brothers and sisters, William, Vincent, Edward, Raymond and James Sloan, Mary Reber, Theresa Klipfel and Eleanor Sloan. Friends are invited to call at Beilby Funeral Home on Sunday, September 15 from 3 to 6 PM. There will be a Prayer Service at the funeral home on Monday, September 16 at 8:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Vincent de Paul Church at 9 AM. Committal Prayers will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. Memorials, in the name of Catherine M. Sloan, may be directed to the charity of one's choice. Harold H. Smith ORMOND BEACH, FLA | Harold H. Smith, 74, formerly of Corning, NY and the Mohawk Valley, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2002 at his residence, 1335 Fleming Avenue, Ormond Beach, Florida. He was born on July 6, 1927 in St. Johnsville, NY, the son of the late Ernest and Harriet (Palmer) Smith. He was educated in St. Johnsville and Little Falls Schools. He was united in marriage to his wife of 52 years, the former Grace L. Mosher, on July 28, 1943 in Little Falls, NY. Mrs. Smith predeceased him on December 15, 1995, as well as his daughter, Janet in 1989, son Robert in 1998 and son Thomas in 1961; brothers, Ernest Jr. and Ralph also predeceased him. Mr. Smith was a veteran of World War II, serving with the US Navy at Sampson Naval Base from 1944-1945. He was a member of the Inghams Mills Baptist Church and the Mohawk Valley Post #32, VFW, in Fort Plain, NY. Mr. Smith took great pride in his driving tractor trailer career of over 30 years, as well as, his most recent job as a security officer at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., retiring in 1999. He is survived by his four sons; Harold H. Smith Jr. (Doris) of Cooksville, MD, Bernard H. Smith (Angela) of Bridgeport, NY, Clark D. Smith (Sandy) of Lodi, NY and Patrick H. Smith (Tamara) of Beaver Dams, NY; four daughters, Norma (Ray) Jennings of Fort Plain, NY, Marion (Howard) Briggs of Ormond Beach, Fla., Twila (Kevin) Coon of Beaver Dams, NY and Lisa Riff (Robert Burns) of Coopers Plains, NY. Mr. Smith was very proud of his 29 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Mr. Smith is survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2001 at 10:00am from the Inghams Mills Baptist Church, with Mrs. Gertrude Ortlieb, interim pastor officiating. Interment will take place in Rural Part Cemetery in the spring. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 from 5-8pm at the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc., 42 North Ann Street, Little Falls and to attend the funeral services Wednesday morning. It is the wish of the family that contributions in memory of Mr. Smith be considered to the Inghams Mills Baptist Church. Envelopes are available at the funeral home for this purpose. Members of the Mohawk Valley Post #32, V.F.W. will meet at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 7:00pm to conduct their services in memory of Mr. Smith. Robert E. (Smitty) Smith BATH, NY | Robert E. (Smitty) Smith 74, passed away Friday June 21, 2002 at Ira Davenport Hospital. He was Born September 8, 1927 in South Williamsport PA to the late David E. and Laura Miller Smith. Robert recently received his GED. His hobbies included, Ranch Hand and Broke Horses, Traveling through the South West, Fishing, Hunting, Camping, working on Rail Roads, and Building Model Airplanes. Robert was well Loved and Respected. Robe Sheriffs Department for 17yrs, Ingersoll Rand for 23 years, he was a Bus Driver for Haverling Schools, worked at Steuben County Office Building, and Steuben County Fair for 48 yrs. Robert is predeceased by 2 sons Robert K. Smith (Smitty), and David O' Brien Smith. One brother Richard Smith. Robert is survived by his wife Elizabeth G. (Fisk) Smith, 3 Daughters Debra Kaszewski, Sandra Smith, and Karen (Mark) Pickard, 3 Grand-daughters Autumn, Amber Kaszewski and Destiny Pickard, 2 Great Grandchil-dren Lucas Dickson and Logan Kaszewski. One sister Janice Ingraham and a daughter-in-law Stella Hargraves Smith. Calling hours were observed Sunday June 23, 2002 from 6 to 9 pm ONLY at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath where his Funeral services were held Monday June 24, 2002 at 3:00 PM with the Reverend Jeffrey McDowell officiating. Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations be made to the American Cancer Society in Smitty's memory. Scott k. Smith HAMMONDSPORT | Scott K. Smith, 32 of 8890 Glenbrook Rd., passed away suddenly Thursday, September 5, 2002 at the Ira Davenport Hospital. Scott was born February 20, 1970 in Corning the son of David and Elizabeth Smith Smith. He was a graduate of Hammondsport Central School and had worked construction in the area for many years. Surviving are his parents of Hammondsport; sisters, Peggy Smith and Colleen Ohl both of Allentown, PA; and brothers, David Smith of Bath, Paul Smith of Tuscarora and Jack Smith of Pulteney, several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Services and interment will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport. Thomas William Smith BATH, NY | Thomas William Smith, age 63, of 101 W. Washington Street, Bath died Friday, August 16, 2002 at the Bath Veterans Administration Medical Center. He was born in Elmira, NY July 4, 1939 the son of Roger and Anna (Eagleson) Smith. He worked in Food Service at the Bath V.A.M.C. He was an Air Force Veteran serving from 1957 to 1960. He is survived by his brother-in-law, Daniel Simpson of Elmira, NY, nephews, William Simpson of Endicott, NY and James Simpson of NC, his niece, Nancy Hughes-Lane of Horseheads, NY and other nieces and nephews in the New York City area, special friends Robert Tetor and Deborah Woolever and also many friends from the Bath VA Medical Center. Friends may call on Tuesday August 20th from 10:00AM-12:00PM at Fagan's Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St., Bath. Funeral Mass of Christian burial will follow at 1:00PM at the Bath VA Union Chapel, with Reverend Richard Shatzel as celebrant. Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery, Bath. William C. "Sparky" Smith Smith CORNING | William C. "Sparky" Smith, 90, of 22 High Street, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2002 at Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. He was born September 21, 1911 to Carlton R. and Eva Hannah Smith. Sparky was a graduate of Savona Central School. He attended Colgate University and the University of Michigan. He married Carrie Overhiser on October 22, 1938. He retired from Corning Glass Works in 1973 as a Senior Lab Technician. He is survived by his wife, Carrie Smith; two children, Nancy Sherman of Elmira, NY and Norman (Carol) Smith of Painted Post, NY; one sister, Margaret Caward of Watkins Glen, NY; three grandchildren, John C. Suffern of North Carolina, Glenn (Tiffany) Suffern of Stewart Air Force Base and Ryan J. Smith; two great grandchildren, Brittnee and Jacob Suffern and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at Seamens Cemetery, Savona, NY on Monday, September 23rd at 11:00 am with Rev. Dennis Wienk officiating. Arrangements by Seager Funeral Home. Edna M. Smith CORNING | Edna M. Smith, age 90 of 378 East Third Street, quietly slipped into eternal peace on Sunday, March 24, 2002. She had Parkinsons and was recently recovering from a fall. Her loving son, David P. Smith and loving daughter-in-law, Linda Briggs-Smith were both at her bedside when she passed on. Edna was a long time resident of Endicott, NY. She moved here in 1998 to be closer to her family. During her stay here she needed 24 hour care. Many wonderful home health care professionals provided this for her. Edna was born in Binghamton, NY on May 8, 1911. She was a graduate of Binghamton Central High and also received a teaching degree from Cortland Normal School in 1932. As a Elementary teacher, she taught in various schools in the Binghamton area, but is best remembered as a kindergarten teacher at the West Corners school in Endicott, NY. In 1937, she married John Dayton Smith of Oneida, NY and they made their home in Endicott. Mr. Smith was to become a well known local attorney, and at one time was the president of the Broome County Bar Association. He died unexpectedly in 1970 at the age of sixty. Edna Mains Smith was a member of the Union Presbyterian Church for over sixty years. She served on many church committees and projects and had served as a church Elder. In the community, she was active in the "Harmony Circle", the Woman's Club of Endicott, NY, and was an original member of the "reach for Recovery" program. Edna and her friends were long time supporters of the "B.C. Pops" of Binghamton, and the Cider Mill playhouse of Endicott. After she retired from teaching, for many years, she was a volunteer tourguide at the Roberson Center of the Arts in Binghamton. In 1986, she was awarded the "Decent Docent" of the year award. Edna is survived by three children. They are: Susan (Dino) Paparella of Hot Springs, Arkansas, David (Linda) Smith of Corning, NY and Marilyn (Jerry) Hammond of Charleston, South Carolina. A third daughter, Linda Elizabeth Smith passed away in 1944 as an infant. Edna is also survived by one grandson, Robbie Brundage of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and two step-grandchildren: Michael Briggs of Corning, NY and Amy Perry of Rochester, NY. Edna was an only child, but has a younger surviving cousin; Doris Dellow of Rochester, NY, that she loved like a sister. Friends may call Thursday, March 28, 2002 from 7-9 pm at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY. A eulogy will be presented at 8:45 pm. interment will be held in the family plot at the Vestal Hills Cemetery, Vestal, NY. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in her name to: The Office for Aging Respite Fund, 3 Pulteney Square, Bath, NY 14810. Joyce M. Smith CAMPBELL | Joyce M. Smith, 61, of Meads Creek Road, died Saturday, May 25, 2002 at her home with her family by her side. She was born on Jan. 10, 1941 in Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Earl and Reva (Calkins) Speicher. She married Harold (Hoppy) W. Smith on September 18,1958 in Big Flats, NY. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Harold W. Smith; son, Leslie Smith of Campbell; daughters, Erika Smith and Kimberly McPher-son of Campbell, Kelly Smith (Paul) of Erwin and Barbra Smith (Dan) of Elmira; a sister, Linda Gates of Enterprise, AL; a brother, Larry Speicher of Beaver Dams; grandchildren, Shawn McPherson, Rachael McPher-son, Melissa McPherson, Tiffany Runyan, Aaron Butler, Colby and Donovan Smith and Brooke Smith; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Myron, Raymond and Donald Speicher and a sister, Juanita young. The family will receive friends at the Acly-Stover Funeral Home, 327 East Second St., Corning on Thursday, May 30, 2002 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A Memorial service will follow at 4:00 p.m. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be made to Southern Tier Hospice Inc., 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Leona T. Smith CORNING | Leona T. Smith, 99, of Founders Pavilion died Monday, August 12, 2002 at Founders Pavilion. She was born May 12, 1903 in Caton, the daughter of the late Charles and Ella (Pelton) Terwilliger. Leona and Milton Smith were married May 2, 1925. He predeceased her in 1989. Leona was a retired Antique Dealer. Her interests were politics and family geneology. She was a past member of the Caton United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of the Caton Grange. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Marletta) Freitas of Painted Post; foster son, Glenn (Colleen) Terwilliger of Lindley; 3 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 4 foster grandchildren and 6 foster great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her infant son, Mason and brother, Nelson Terwilliger. A private Memorial Service was held Friday, August 23, 2002. Interment was in Elmwood Cemetery, Caton. Memorial donations may be made to the Caton United Methodist Church or Charity of one's choice. Marietta R. Smith BATH | Marietta R. Smith, 95, formerly of McMaster St., passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at the Taylor Health Center. She was born September 30, 1906 in Wheeler, NY the daughter of Thomas and Josephine Silasbee Rice. Marietta was a nurse at various nursing homes in Binghamton and Bath. Surviving are her grand-daughters, Nancy Robinson of Hammondsport, Susan Beers of Wayland and Tammy Catherman of Hammondsport and grandsons, Thomas Beers of Hammondsport and Timothy Beers of Tower City, PA, 13 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by her son, Thomas F. Beers on July 26, 2002. Friends may call Friday from 2-4 p.m. at the LaMarche Funeral Home in Hammondsport where Funeral and Committal Services will take place at 4 p.m. Sister Anne Michelle MaGill will officiate. Interment will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Steuben ARC Foundation, 6838 Industrial Park Road, Bath, NY 14810. Mildred A. 'Peggy' Smith WAYNE | Mildred A. "Peggy" Smith, age 87, of Montour Falls, formerly of Wayne, NY died Wednesday July 3, 2002 at the Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls, NY. Friends are invited to call today from 2-4 p.m. Friday (July 5) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor Evelyn Emerson officiating. Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday (July 6) in Ulysses Cemetery, Ulysses, PA. Memorial Contributions may be made to Wayne Fire Dept., the Tyrone Volunteer Ambulance Corp., or The Falls Home in Montour Falls. Mrs. Smith was born December 29, 1914 in Ulysses PA, the daughter of the late Coral and Blanche Hoppes Quackenbush. In 1933 she married the late Roy Cratsley who passed away in 1953. She remarried in 1957 to the late Homer H. Smith who passed away on Nov. 28, 1986. A loving mother and grandmother she has lived locally since 1967, previously of Galeton, PA. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Wayne American Legion Ladies Aux. and a former member of the Ladies of the Moose in Galeton, PA. She is survived by 2 sons Chester (Dawn) Cratsley of Bergen, NY, Frederick (Sonja) Cratsley of Wayne, NY; 5 daughters Lucy Force of Elmira, Mary Lou (Basil) McCutchen of Harrison Valley, PA, Shirley (Durell) Houghtaling and Jane (Bill) Putnam both of Savinsville, PA, Sharon (Jeff) Dencenburg of Hammondsport; a sister Margaret (Harry) Hoffman of Westfield, PA; 35 grandchildren; 78 great granchildren; 12 great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Raymond F. (Smitty) Smith CORNING | Raymond F. (Smitty) Smith age 87 (retired Corning Firefighter), died Saturday, March 30, 2002 at the Corning Hospital. He was born March 11, 1915 in Yonkers, NY, the son of the late Matthew A. and Margaret M. Burke Smith. He was a graduate of Gorton High, Yonkers, NY. Raymond and Rita M. Donohue were married June 28, 1941 at St. Rita's Catholic Church in New York City. They relocated to Corning from Yonkers, NY in September of 1947. He was employed as a Corning Firefighter, retiring in 1980 with 32 years with the department and had served as past president of the Local Firefighter's Union. He was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Patrick's Church, life member of the Corning Lodge of Elks #1071, and the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree and was a member of the South Corning Senior Citizens Group. Ray was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Rita; three daughters: Sharon (David) Schilberger of Corning, NY, Diane (William) Clements of Rochester, NY and Elaine (Joseph) Wilson of Longmont, CO; six grandchildren: David & Steven Schilberger, Robert & Tracy Hall and Sara & Kathryn Wilson, also several nieces & nephews. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 East First St., Corning, NY, Tuesday April 2, 2002 from 4-7 pm. The Corning Fire Department will have an Honor Guard during visitation and a Memorial Service at 6 pm. Corning Lodge of Elks, Lodge of Sorrow Service will be held at 7 pm. A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home Wednesday April 3, 2002 at 9:00 am. A representation of the Corning Fire Department will serve as Pall Bearers and escort Raymond to St. Mary's Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 am. Committal Prayers & Interment will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. The family would appreciate Memorial donations be given in his name to the Corning Firefighters Benevolent Assoc., 1 Corning Blvd., Corning, NY 14830.