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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. Robert worked at the 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 Pickard, 3 Granddaughters Autumn, Amber Kaszewski and Destiny Pickard, 2 Great Grandchildren Lucas Dickson and Logan Kaszewski. One sister Janice Ingraham and a sister-in-law Stella Hargraves Smith Calling hours are being observed Sunday June 23, 2002 from 6 to 9pm ONLY at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath where his Funeral services will be held Monday June 24, 2002 at 3:00pm with the Reverend Jeffery 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. 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. Edwin Farwell Smith, Jr. AUSTIN, TX | Edwin Farwell Smith, Jr. died Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at his home in Austin TX following a courageous battle with cancer. Ed was born in Richmond, VA July 8, 1930 to Edwin Farwell Smith and Ethel Marguerite Jones Smith. He attended Bridgewater College and graduated from the Richmond Professional Institute of the College of William and Mary. His professional life was spent in various executive positions with the Medical Society, both regionally and nationally. Ed was a faithful member of his church. His leadership in the BSA was a life long interest. He was a member of Rotary and was a Civil War re-enactor. He is survived by his wife, Linda of Austin; former wife and mother of his children, Ilene Smith of Harrisonburg, VA; children: Karen Crites of Harrisonburg; John Edwin (Mary) Smith of Atlanta, GA; James Walter (Linda) Smith of Bear, DE; grandchildren, Kenneth Crites, Christopher Smith and Heather Smith; stepchildren: Dyanne Bush of Austin and Lori Bush of Kyle, TX; stepgrandchild, Tanner Bush. He is also survived by an aunt, Kaia Damon of Woodhull; cousins, Edwin E. Symonds of Addison, Tom Smith of Canisteo, June LeRay of Bath, Carole Dupray of Buffalo, Jeffrey Smith, Jr., Pauline Cilley, Kathryn Andrews, Joanne Mason, all of Woodhull. Services were held Saturday, March 9th at Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin. Interment will be next to his mother in Jonesboro Baptist Church Cemetery, Jonesboro, VA on Thursday, March 14, 2002 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Rotary Foundation, Rotary Club of Austin, 104 Academy Drive, Austin, TX 78704. Funeral arrangements made by Cook Walden Funeral Home of Austin and Parr Funeral Home of Roseland, VA. Zelnie J. Snow WOODHULL | Zelnie J. Snow, 60 of 837 Cook Hollow Road, Woodhull, NY, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2002 at home after a long illness. Born in Lizemores, Clay County, West Virginia, April 4th 1942, he was the son of Oscar and Irene Keiffer Snow. He was, for 20 years, employed as a machinist at Cranco Products and for the past 10 years a heavy equipment operator at the Town of Woodhull Highway Department. He was a member of Teamsters Union Local 529. He married Lynda K. Mattison on June 15, 1963; she survives. Also surviving are one son, James W. Snow of Woodhull, NY and his daughter and son-in-law, Trina and Rodney Patterson Jr., also of Woodhull; one brother, Bearley Snow of Rochester, NY; grandchildren, Kimberly Schoonover, Mykalinn Snow and Myranda Patterson, several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews. Friends may call Saturday, August 10th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street, Woodhull, NY. Funeral Services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the East Troupsburg Baptist Church, the Rev. Donald Hulbert will officiate. Burial will be in Chenango Cemetery. Harriet Southwick BEAVER DAMS | Harriet Southwick, 89, of Bonnell Home for Adults, formerly of Campbell, NY, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2002 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, NY. She was born January 12, 1913 to Frank and May Spencer Blunt. She was a member of the Curtis Baptist Church, Campbell, NY. Harriet is survived by two sons, Clarence (Evelyn) Southwick of Hammondsport, NY and Lawrence (Carol) Southwick of Corning, NY; one daughter, Margaret (Ron) Scholtisek of Colorado Springs, Colorado; one brother Walter Switzer of Rochester, NY; one sister, Helen Templer of Watkins Glen, NY; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Floyd Southwick in 1993. Friends may call at Seager Funeral Home, Main St., Savona, NY on Wednesday, July 3rd from 2:00-4:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Thursday, July 4th at 11:00 AM with Rev. Ted Brennan officiating. Burial will be in Bradford Cemetery, Bradford, NY. Lillian I. Sowersby PAINTED POST, NY | Lillian I. Sowersby, age 90 formerly of Village Square Apts., Painted Post, NY, passed away Sunday March 3, 2002 at Founders Pavilion in Corning. Lillian was born September 2, 1911 in Andover, NY, daughter of Enos and Hattie Brown Gavitt. She became the wife of Alton "Ike" Sowersby in Wellsville, NY in 1932. Lillian was owner/operator of the Colonial Beauty and Dress Shop that was located on Market St., and later moved to Ontario St. in Corning. She attended college in Florida to earn a Real Estate Broker License and was retired from Giasson Real Estate in Florida. Her memberships in the Corning area included the Women of the Moose and the VFW Auxiliary. Surviving Lillian are her daughters: Suzanne Bloom of Bath and Penny (Herb) Kimble of Corning; thirteen grandchildren, several great grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. Predeceasing Lillian was her husband Ike in 1980, sons: Alton "Rusty" in 1993 and James in 1940 and a daughter, June Houck. Friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St. on Wednesday, March 6 from 1 to 3 PM. The Funeral Service will be at the Funeral Home at the conclusion of the visitation (3PM). The interment will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Scio, NY. Emma E. Spangenberg Emma E. Spangenberg, age 79, of Campbell, NY, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 25, 2002. Mrs. Spangen-berg was born April 27, 1923 at Corning, the daughter of the late Gordon and Iva (Greene) Morse of Coopers Plains. She was a wonderful person to whomever she came in contact with. She was a devoted mother who dearly loved her children, grandchildren and other children and she raised several foster children in addition to her own. Emma is survived by six sons: Vernon (Janet) Spangen-berg of Gettysburg, PA, John (Kathy) Spangenberg of Campbell, NY, Gordon W. (Laurie) Spangenberg of Savona, NY, Nathan (Millie) Spangenberg of Painted Post, NY, Phillip Spangenberg of Bradford, NY, Lavern Spangenberg of Florida; five daughters: Gail Spangenberg of New York, NY, Joan Barteau of New Mexico, Kathy (Henry) Taylor of Painted Post, NY, Natalie (Robert) Kitchen of Campbell, NY, Sue (Darold) Decamp of Beaver Dams, NY; 43 grandchildren: Arlene, Richard, Mark, Mike, Randy, Heidi, Lisa, Debbie, Diane, Steve, Michael, Craig S., Brett, Christine, Becky, Tania, Tina B., Heather, Sarah, JC, Russell, Tina T., Jeremy, Jason, Autumn, Gordy Jr., Lindsey, Olivia, Christopher, Bob, Alisa, Eric, Wayne, Willi, Ellie, Vicki, Victoria, Dakota, Craig D., Wyatt, PJ, Daniel and Vanessa; 39 great-grandchildren; brothers: Vernon, Gordon, Stanley, Bob and Howard Morse; sisters: Harriet Durante and Margaret King; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Richard Spangenberg. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Harold Decamp officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery of Campbell. Memorials are suggested to the charity of choice or may go to assist the family with medical expenses. Envelopes will be provided. Wilfred Llewellyn Spangenberg JUPITER, FL | Wilfred Llewellyn Spangenberg, industrial engineer, of Jupiter, FL died June 23rd, 2002 at age 87. His kind and loving nature, soft-spoken ways, high integrity and generosity, caring of others, and zest for life and learning endeared him to everyone who shared his life. He is survived by his wife Thera; his children Gail, Joan, La Verne, Carol, Vernon, John, Gordon, Sue Ann, Kathryn, Natalie, Nathan and Philip; his step-children Wally, Emmy and Bill; his grandchildren Lisa, Debbie, Diana, Steven, Richard, Arlene, Mark, Mike, Randy, Heidi, Laurie, Michael, Craig S., Brett, Christine, Becky, Tania, Tina B., Heather, Sarah, JC, Russell, Tina T., Jeromy, Jason, Autumn, Gordy Jr., Lindsey, Olivia, Christopher, Bob, Alisa, Eric, Wayne, Willi, Ellie, Vicki, Victoria, Dakota, Craig D., Wyatt, PJ, David and Vanessa; many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and special friends including Dora, Helen, Charlie, Kim, Richard, Donna and Rose; and two angels who entered his life late but made it possible for him to depart gracefully and on his own terms, Mary Wilcox and Diana Gutjahr. He is predeceased by son Richard; daughter Lois and friend Emma. A Memorial service will be held at 11am, July 24th, at Riverside Memorial Park in Tequesta, FL and later in Campbell, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the National Alzheimer's, Heart, or Diabetes Associations or any college of choice. Walter M. Spencer Jr. CORNING | Walter M. Spencer, Jr., age 79, of Corning, NY passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2002 at Corning Hospital. Walter served in the US Marines in the Pacific Theatre during WWII, and was retired from Hardinge Brothers in Elmira after many years of service. Surviving are his wife Mary, son, daughters, their families, along with many friends. A private service will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the family's convenience. Memorials in the name of Walter M. Spencer, Jr. may be directed to Lou Gehrig Disease Research. Arrangements are under the direction of Hills Funeral Home. Harley E. Spencer OSCEOLA, PA | Harley E. Spencer, age 74, of Rt. 1, Osceola, PA, passed away June 29, 2002 at his home. He was born November 7, 1927 in Endicott, NY, the son of Perry and Ella Enderle Spencer. He was an automobile mechanic, a member of the NRA and the Elkland Moose. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War 2. He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley and Shirley Spencer, Universal City, TX, Joseph and Nancy Spencer, Brandon, FL, Dale and Bonnie Spencer, Owego, NY; daughter, Diane Spencer, Tacoma, Washington; grandchildren, Wendy, Jason, Vaughn, Sam, Valerie, Harley, Thomas, Bryan, Brandon, Stacey and Tracey; 3 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Verna Knickerbocker, Elkland, PA, Mrs. Earl (Alda) Cruttenden, Elkland, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins; good friends, Gerald and Lois Marlatt, Knoxville, PA; special friend, Rodney Heysham, Nelson, PA. He was preceded in death by a son Kenneth, brother Lawrence and sister Shirley Outman. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Tuesday 7-9 pm and Wednesday 12:00-2:00 pm, where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 2:00 pm, with Rev. Jim Phillips officiating. Dayton G. Stafford HOMER, NY | Dayton G. Stafford, 86, of Grove St., Homer, NY, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2002 at home unexpectedly. He was born February 28, 1916 in McGraw, NY, the son of the late George & Grace Holden Stafford. Mr. Stafford was a graduate of the Cortland High School. He then went on to serve in the U.S. Navy Seabees, where he served in the Pacific Theatre from 1941-1945. He helped build runways on several Pacific Islands. After his honorable discharge, he was married to Genevieve Rumsey on July 5, 1950 in Homer, NY. He worked for Ray E. Keeney and Son, then with Beers and Warfield Lumber Co., before starting his own construction business, Dayton Stafford Building in 1963. He continues to work until the mid 1990's. He was a member of the Homer Methodist Church, and in his spare time enjoyed traveling and working around his home. He is survived by his wife of 51 yrs. Genevieve Stafford of Homer; sons George Stafford of Albany, Wayne (Tracy) Stafford of Homer; daughter Julie (Duane) Miller of Corning; 6 grandchildren: Andrew & Jonathon Miller, Dana, Cara, Lana and Erin Stafford, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Fay and Ray Stafford both of Dryden. A memorial service will be held 1 pm Thursday, April 25, 2002 at the Homer Methodist Church with Rev. Allan Ferguson presiding. The family will greet friends in the fellowship hall immediately following the services. Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery at a later time. Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 91 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, NY has charge of arrangements. John H. Stage Bath | John. H. Stage, 87, of 46 East Second Street, Corning died Friday, September 27, 2002 at the Bath VA Medical Center. He was born February 18, 1915 in Athens, PA the son of the late Willis and Florence (Peterson) Stage. John was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WWII. He retired as a utility worker in October of 1974 from Corning Inc. He was a member of All Saints Parish attending St. Mary's Church, VFW Post 524, the former Eagles Club and the NYS Sheriff's Association. He is survived by his step-children; Anthony (Marie) Changose, Marilyn (Alfred) D'Apice; Patricia (Floyd) Gillette and Joseph G. (Mary) Changose; grandchildren; Gary (Sandy) Brutsman, Chris (Theresa) Changose, Michael (Auralee) Changose, Joseph L. (Julie) Changose, Elizabeth (Larry) Perry, Irene (Thomas) Deeps, Ann Marie (Bob) Mauro, Tia (Richard) Palmer, Floyd Jr. (Deena) Gillette, Carrie (Stephen) Crowley and Joseph A. (Sabrina) Changose; 29 great-grandchildren, 23 great-great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and a long time friend Thelma Changose. He was predeceased by a grandson, Timothy Ellison. A prayer service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 30, 2002 at the Bath National Cemetery with Rev. Linda Leibhart officiating. Committal prayers with full Military honors will follow. Acly-Stover Funeral Home, Corning, is entrusted with arrangements. Elmira Lidy Stalbird CORNING | Elmira Lidy Stalbird, age 95, of Corning, NY died Friday, February 8, 2002 at Founders Pavilion in Corning. Born in East Plymouth, PA on January 8, 1907, she was the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Bosley Lidy. She was the wife of John M. Stalbird who preceded her in death in 1969. She loved to crochet and knit afghans, and was committed to her family. Elmira had been a Sunday School teacher for over 30 years, and was a member of St. Johns Primitive Methodist Church in Avoca, PA, and attended North Baptist Church in Corning. She was preceded in death by two sisters: Ellen Wertman and Dorothy Parrins; brothers: Bernard Schultz and Joseph Coyne and one son, Donald Stalbird. She is survived by three grandsons: David (Valerie) Stalbird of Corning, NY, Douglas Stalbird of Corning and Dale (Heather) Stalbird of Savona, NY; 7 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at the North Baptist Church, Sly Avenue, Corning from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM where funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM with the Reverend Randy Ginnan officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Wyoming, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the St. John's P.M. Church, 316 Main Street, Avoca, PA 18641. Marion Stedge-Brown MONSEY, NY | Marion Stedge-Brown of Monsey, New York passed peacefully at home on April 21, 2002 in the loving care of her family. She was born the third of eleven chidren to Ida Mae and Floyd Austin on April 29, 1920 in Campbell, New York. She is predeceased by her eldest brother Robert and her first husband Ernest Stedge. She is survived by her sisters Anna Sherwood and Laura Warn and her brothers Harold, Walter, David, Douglas, and Bill of Campbell, NY, Warren of Sidney, NY and Floyd of Elmira, NY and her sisters-in-law Ellie, Carol, Dorothy, Muffy, Josie and Liz. She will be mourned as well by the many members of the Stedge and Brown families and by many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews. Her children Ernest and wife Patricia of Pomona, Kay of Monsey, and Jeffrey and wife Susan of Clifton Park, NY and grandchildren E.J., Jonathan, Katie and Sean and her second husband Carlton Brown of Phoenix, AZ will miss her deeply. Marion's concern for others led to her training as a nurse and her devotion to the well-being of her family and friends was her greatest love. She saw the beauty in nature and respected the power of words to inspire and heal. She was always ready with a smile and a word of encouragement to light the coldest winter day with a ray of sunshine. She loved to travel but her favorite place was home. Marion's family will receive family and friends at Higgins Funeral Home in Stony Point, NY on Friday, April 26th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 27th at 1 PM at the Central Presbyterian Church in Haverstraw, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Julia B. Stermer CORNING | Julia Basal Stermer, age 88, formerly of Corning and Elmira Heights passwed away at the Corning Hospital on Friday, April 12, 2002. Julia was born on Nov. 9, 1913 in Elmira Heights, the daughter of Andrew and Christina Knotko Basal. She Married Irvin Stermer on Aug. 28, 1938 in Caton, Pa. He predeceased her in 1987. Surving Julia are her children, Bonnie (Wade) Jarrett of Remsen, NY and Paul (Louise) Stermer of Fresno, Ca., six grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Julia was predeceased by her brothers; John, George, William, Paul, Peter, Michael and Nicholas, and siters; Anna, Margaret, Mary, Helen and Florence. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 1 p.m. at Carpenter's Funeral Home in COrning with Rev. Wade Jarrett officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Ronald G. Stermer 4/18/02NORMAN, OKLA. | Ronald G. Stermer, age 65, passed away at the Norman Regional Hospital on April 13, 2002. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at Resthaven Cemetery. He was born April 20, 1936 in Corning, New York to Maynard and Beatrice Stermer. He was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Stermer on May 7, 1955. She preceded him in death in 1987. Ron had lived in Norman since 1967 when he came here a glass blower and instructor at the University of Oklahoma. He held that position until his retirement in 1996. He served a five-year apprenticeship at Corning Glass Works, where he became a Master Glass Blower, certified by the American Scientific Glass Blowers' Association. Most of his work was custom glass work including pumps, vacuum systems and distillation equipment. However, he also did custom items designed by faculty membes and graduate students and many sculptures. The sculpture which earned Ron the most fame is a replica of a turn-of-the-century wooden oil derrick with moving parts run by a small motor. He constructed the 20-inch tal sculpture during a six-month period in 1976. The work has appeared on television, was photographed and featured in the Sunday Oklahoma Orbit Magazine and has been displayed at the Oklahoma Blow-Out Prevention School seminars and the Petroluem Club of Oklahoma City. He was awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award by the University of Oklahoma for his lectures and demonstrations to various oganizations. Prior to moving to Norman, he had worked for Tecumseh Products Research Lab in Ann Arbor, Michigan; General Electric Company in Syracuse, New York, and Motorola, Inc. in Phoenix, Arizona and for Corning Glass Works in Corning, New York. Whether the finished product is a complex piece of scientific apparatus, Ron used the same precision, skill and talent to work wonders with glass. He is survived by three children; Rhonda Stermer of Norman, Diane O'Neal and her husband Jim of Norman, and Kathy Chandler of Dallas, Texas.; by two granddaughters; Lacey O'Neal an Katelynn O'Neal; and by three sisters, Sharon Slater and her husband John; Linda Adkins and her husband Danny; and Marcia Stermer. Emerson B. Stevens HORNELL | Emerson B. Stevens, 93, of 7 Hakes Ave., died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002 at St. James Mercy Hospital. He was the owner and operator of the former Emerson B. Stevens Gift Shop on Main Street for 36 years. Survivors include a niece, Barbara Vosler of Gettysburg, Pa., and a nephew, James Stevens of Wellsville. Calling hours are 2-3 p.m. Monday at Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home Inc., 285 Main St. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 3 p.m. Monday, the Rev. David Kilgore officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery. Bertha Elizabeth Stevens PAINTED POST | Bertha Elizabeth Stevens age 93 of Three Rivers Health Care Center, Painted Post, NY, formerly of Lindley, NY, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2002 at the center. She was born May 29, 1908 in Lindley, NY, the daughter of George and Jennie Wright Riffle. She was a member of the East Lindley Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law: Maynard and Desta Stevens of Lindley, NY and James and Ruth Stevens of Lawrenceville, PA; brother, Richard Riffle of Clarkston, Washington; sister, Alice Harrison of Painted Post, NY, 5 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 1 great great granddaughter. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 am. Rev. James Boris, officiating. Burial in Farmington Hill Cemetery, Farmington Twp., PA. Hazel L. Stewart THURSTON | Hazel L. Stewart, 100, of 4080 Smith Rd., passed away Saturday, March 30, 2002 at her home. She was born November 14, 1901 in Cameron, NY to John and Dora Tubbs Emerson. She attended Risingville United Methodist Church. Hazel is survived by one daughter, Wanda M. (Ralph) Sutton of Thurston, NY; four grandchildren: Audrey (Charles) Champlain, Nancy Hoyt, Jeff Sutton and Gary Sutton, all of Cameron Mills, NY and seven great-grandchildren: Ryan, Emily and Devon Hoyt, Kayla Sutton, Amber, Brandon and Shannon Champlain, all of Cameron Mills, NY. She was predeceased by her husband, Allen Burrell Stewart in 1992, and three brothers, Archie, Milo and Witton Emerson. Friends may call at Seager-Jones Funeral Home, 4 E. Washington St., Bath, NY Tuesday April 2nd from 7:00-9:00 PM. Funeral Services will be Wednesday April 3rd at 2:00 PM at the funeral Home. Burial will be in Town Line Cemetery. Leonard J. Stiles CORNING | Leonard J. Stiles, age 70 of Corning, died suddenly at the Corning Hospital on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2002. He was born April 5th, 1931 the son of Edwin and Alice (Dyke) Stiles. Leonard is predeceased by his parents, his wife Beverly in October of 2000, his two sons Leonard Jr. and Steven Stiles, a sister Ester (Gene) Flint and a brother David Stiles. Leonard is survived by his children: James (Shawna) Prouty Jr. of Canisteo, David (Melissa) Stiles of Corning, Michael (Carla) Stiles of Corning, Ross Stiles of Florida, Linda (Edward) Bates of Corning; his brothers and sisters: Edwin (Mickey) Stiles Jr. of Florida, Paul (Donna) Stiles of Hornell, Mary (Cone) of Hornell, Dorothy (Grover) Payne of Avoca, Betty Evans of Lancaster, PA, Alice (Elwin) Flint of Hornell, Lois (James) Brizze of Wellsville, Ira (Patricia) Stiles of Lindley and Betty Stiles of Hornell; also surviving Leonard are 19 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Leonard was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving his country during the Korean War. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney Street, Corning, NY on Friday, April 5th, 2002 from 2-4 PM with the funeral and committal service following calling hours with the Rev. Larry Parker officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, NY at the convenience of the family. Mary Ann Lanahan Stilwell PAINTED POST, NY | Mary Ann Lanahan Stilwell, 63 years of 116 Veterans Drive, died Sunday, September 8, 2002 at her home following a courageous and dignified battle with melanoma. During the last hours before her death, she was surrounded by her loved ones, including all eight of her children. She was born on Mother's Day, May 14, 1939 in Buffalo, NY the daughter of John T. (Jack) & Jane Miller Lanahan. She was a lifetime resident of the area, a graduate of St. Patrick's School, Corning Free Academy (class of 1957) and earned her BS degree in Math education from Nazareth College in 1961. She also did graduate work at Ohio State University. Mary Ann taught math at Painted Post High School from 1961-1964. It was there that she met the love of her life, Art Stilwell. They married in St. Patrick's Church on February 1, 1964. Mary Ann began her second career as a mother and together they raised eight children. She was an active member of All Saints Parish, volunteering her time to many committees and singing in the church choir. Mary Ann served as a Parent Representative/Child Advocate for the Corning Painted Post Special Needs Committee. She also was a member of the Nazareth College Alumni. Mary Ann was an avid golfer and truly enjoyed baking for her children & grandchildren and was the happiest when surrounded by her family. Surviving is her husband of 38 years, Art; seven daughters: Suzanne (Ken) Gelcich of Tampa, FL, Sandra (Allen) Clowe of Corning, NY, Mary Jane (Jeff) Lewis of Freeville, NY, Elizabeth (Todd) L'Amoreaux of Painted Post, NY, Amy (Dan) Timerman of LaFargeville, NY, Kathryn Stilwell of Painted Post, NY and Margaret (Maggie) Stilwell of Painted Post, NY; son, Arthur Jr. (Pam) Stilwell of Wilmington, NC; fifteen grandchildren and one great grandson; mother, Jane Lanahan of Corning, NY; three brothers: Tim (Mary) Lanahan of Painted Post, NY, Bryan (Adele) Lanahan of Corning, NY and John (Noreen) Lanahan of Chicago, IL; sister, Barbara (George) Connors of Corning, NY, also many nieces & nephews. Mary Ann was predeceased by her father, Jack Lanahan. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First Street, Corning, NY, Wednesday, September 11, 2002 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. A Prayer Service will be offered Thursday, September 12, 2002 at the funeral home at 8:45 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Painted Post, NY at 9:30 am. Committal Prayers & Entombment will be held at St. Mary's Mausoleum. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given, in Mary Ann's name, to All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Ave., Corning, NY or American Cancer Society, 627 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14905 or Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 750, N.Y., NY 10021-0007. Harry G. Stoll GRAND ISLAND, NY | Harry G. Stoll, age 76, of Grand Island, NY, formerly of Corning, NY, died Feb. 1st. He was born in Corning. His parents were Willard and Hazel Stanton Stoll. He graduated from Northside High School Class of 1944. After serving in the U.S. Navy for 4 years, he graduated from N.Y. State University at Cortland with a degree in Recreational Education. He was a Recreational Director in several NY and PA locations. He retired from the Town of Tonawanda in 1994. Harry was very active in the American Legion, serving twice as the Commander of the Milton Brounshidle American Legion Post #205. He hosted and guided many trips throughout the U.S. and abroad. Harry was pre-deceased by his wife, Joan Stoll; brothers: Willard (Bud) Stoll and Harold Stoll. He leaves children: Brian, Karl and Erica, 4 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law: Alice Stoll of Painted Post and Cecelia Stoll of Tustin, Michigan, and a very "special" friend, Faye Padak of Kenmore. Funeral services were held at the Lester H. Wedekindt Funeral Home in Kenmore on Feb. 8th. The American Legion Post conducted the services following visitation. Eric Russell Stone ROCHESTER | Eric Russell Stone, 34, died on Sunday, July 7, 2002. He was born in Corning, NY on February 27, 1968 and grew up in Big Flats, NY. He was a 1986 graduate of Horseheads High School. Eric graduated salutatorian of the Class of 1990 from Gettysburg College where he earned a B.A. in Economics. He also holds a masters degree in Economics from Ohio State University. Eric was a loving husband, father, son and brother. He is survived by his wife, Therese; his daughters, Gabrielle and Miranda, ages 5 and 3 who reside in Rochester, NY. He is the son of the late Neil Stone of Big Flats and Janet Stone, formerly of Big Flats, now residing on Keuka Lake. He is also survived by brothers Kevin Stone of Tinley Park, IL and Brian Stone of Avon, NY; sister, Karen Stone of Rochester, NY; mother and father-in-law, Aliece and Hugh Franklin; and sister and brother-in-law, Jennifer Franklin of Philadelphia, PA; brother-in-law, Malcom Franklin of Rochester, NY and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may call Wed. 6-8 and Thur. 2-4, 6-8 at Anthony Funeral Chapel, Inc., 2305 Monroe Ave. You are invited to bring a written memory or favorite photograph of Eric for the family's Memory Book. Services will be held Fri. at 12 pm at Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs St. with a reception following. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be directed to the Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave., 14618 or to the Brighton Volunteer Ambulance, 1551 S. Winton Rd., 14618. To light a candle of condolence, please visit www.anthonychapels.com. Donald C. Strait Donald C. Strait, age 76, of East Washington Street, Bath died Saturday, August 17, 2002 at the Corning Hospital. He worked in Housekeeping at the Bath V.A.M.C. He was an Army Veteran serving during WWII. He was a member of the Prattsburgh Masons, Grand Lodge of Masons, Eastern Star and Ameranth. He was the Past Commander of the Charles E. Wescott American Legion Post #173 in Bath, a member of the Thurston Grange, soaring Polka Assoc. of Elmira, a Charter member of the Executive Committee A.F.G.E., active in local churches and prior Owner of the Court House Diner. Donald was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He was a hard worker and would do anything for anyone. He was loved and cherished by his friends and family. He is survived by his wife Ann Landolf Strait of Bath, NY his daughter, Kathleen Smith of Corning, NY and his grandson Jesse Smith of Corning. Funeral Services will be today, August 19th at 3:00 PM at Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath with Reverend Phillip Billotte officiating. Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery. Donald C. Strait bath | Donald C. Strait, 76, of 422 E. Washington Street, Bath, NY died August 17, 2002 at the Corning Hospital. Donald worked in housekeeping at the Bath Veteran Administration Center. Donald was a member of the Bath and Prattsburgh Masonic Organizations. He was a past grand matron and member of the Bath Amarath, past commander and member of the Charles E. Wescott American Legion Post # 173 Bath. Donald was a charter member and on the executive committee at the A.F.G.E. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bath. Donald was the owner of the Court House Diner. Donald is survived by his daughter Kathleen Smith of Corning, grandson Jesse Smith of Corning, one sister Sophie Covell Bohm of Florida, his stepchildren Dale Thompson of Bath, Carl Thompson of Salt Lake City, UT, and James Thompson of Syracuse, his stepgrandchildren and his nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Tuesday, September, 17, 2002 from 6:00-8:00 at Fagan's Funeral Home, 31 W. Morris Street, Bath, NY. At 6:30 there will be an American Legion Memorial Service and at 7:00 a Masonic Memorial Service. Burial was in Nondaga Cemetery, Bath. James R. Stull James R. Stull, age 72, of Round Lake Road, Savona, NY, died Friday, August 9, 2002 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. James was born in Clymer, PA, on November 23, 1929, the son of the late James H. and the late Grace (Boucher) Stull. He retired from En-gineers Joint Union of Roc-hester, NY, as a heavy equipment operator in 1990 after 30 years of service. He was the husband of Beverly J. Anglehart who he married in 1946 in Corning, NY. He loved the lake, boating and working in his wood shop, but most of all, being a father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by two brothers: Henry and Arthur, a son Richard Stull, and a grandson, Kyle Stull. James was the Past Commodore of the Watkins Glen Yacht Club, a member of the Horseheads Masonic Lodge #364, and the Corning Consistory. His survivors include his wife of 56 years, Beverly at home, one daughter; Janet (Truman) Ayers of Painted Post, one sister; Ruth (Gerald) Morse, of Caton; a daughter-in-law; Patsy Stull of Savona, grandchildren; Jodi (Bob Turner) Goff, Jamie (Bethany) Ayers, and Kalli Stull, one great granddaughter; Logan Grace, several nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Monday, August 12, 2002 from 1 to 3 PM and from 6 to 8 PM at Phillips Funeral Home, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM with the Reverend Gary McCaslin officiating. Burial will be held in Coopers Plains Cemetery. The Horse-heads Old Oak Masonic Lodge #364 will have a committal service for their late brother James Stull at 7:30 PM on Monday, August 12, 2002, signed Larry Mathieu, Master. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Southern Tier Hospice Inc. 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Paul M. Sutton PAINTED POST | Paul M. Sutton, age 57, of Forest Drive, Painted Post, NY, died Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at his home. Born on October 1, 1944, he was the son of the late Paul Sutton and Ruth Rader. Paul married Dianna Belloma on July 3, 1971 in Elmira, NY. He retired from Dresser Rand in Painted Post in 2001 as an assembler with 38 years of service. His hobbies included bowling and being a NASCAR Fan. He is survived by his wife, Dianna at home; one daughter, Tina Blaser of Myrtle Beach, SC; one son, Thomas Sutton of Bath, NY; his mother, Ruth Sutton of Painted Post; two aunts, Kathryn (Joseph) Burton of Kiawah Island, SC and Sharon Allen of Big Flats; two grandchildren, Kristeena and Darek Blaser and several cousins. Friends may call on Saturday, September 14 from 1 until 3 PM at the Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning where funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 3:00 PM with the Reverend Carol Keller. Burial will be in Chapel Knoll Cemetery, Painted Post. Memorial donations may be made in Paul's name to the Southern Tier Hospice, Inc., 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or the ALS-Association, 27001 Agoura Rd., Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301-5104. Sandra L. Sutton CAMERON MILLS | Sandra L. Sutton, 57, of 4308 Cnty. Rte. #24, entered into rest unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at home. She was born June 21, 1944 in the Town of Urbana, New York, a daughter of Leonard and Alice Cobb Eade. She was married to Philip C. Sutton on May 26, 1967 in Campbell, New York. Sandy was a graduate of the Bath Haverling High School and received her licensed practical nursing education at St. James School of Nursing in Hornell. She was a L.P.N. at the V.A. Medical Center in Bath. She attended the Curtis Bible Baptist Church and was a member of the Southern Tier Bluegrass Association. She enjoyed crocheting, reading and traveling. Survived by her husband, Philip; a daughter, Heidi Sutton of Cameron Mills; two sons, Philip Sutton, Jr. (Julie Yeoman) of Cameron Mills and Jared (Christina) Sutton of Ft. Lewis, Washington; her mother, Alice Eade of Bath; six grandchildren, Christopher Sutton, Carrissa Vance, Jonathan, Autumn and Summer Sutton, Makayla Sutton; a sister, Patricia (Mrs. Wallace) Comstock of NM; six brothers, Richard (Joyce) Charles of NY, James (Jean) Eade of OH, Robert (Diane) Eade of NY, John (Loretta) Eade, Fred (Beverly) Eade and Leonard Eade, all of CA; mother-in-law, Doris Sutton; brother-in-law, Randy Sutton; sisters-in-law, Rita Caparulo, Joann Alexander, and Helen Smith; 21 nieces and nephews. Friends may call Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison, where funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 pm with Rev. Dale Ingraham officiating. Interment following cremation will be at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the Curtis Bible Baptist Church Expansion Fund. Donald C. Sutton CAMERON MILLS | Donald C. Sutton, 75, of 6361 Squirrel Road, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2002 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. He was born July 23, 1926 in Campbell, NY to Clarence and Myrtle Stickler Sutton. He was retired from Corning Inc. with 40 years of service. He served in the Army from 1945 to 1946. Donald was a life time member of the Robert N. Austin Campbell American Legion, a life time member of the Savona Rod & Gun Club, the Constable Association and the Narr's coffee club. His hobbies were singing Country & Western Music and playing guitar. Donald is survived by nine children: Barbara (Charles) Laursen of Penn Yan, NY, Deborah (Theodore) Haley of Bath, NY, Patricia (Stanley) Yarka of Bath, NY, Betty Sutton of Texas, Linda (Donald) Miller of Howard, NY, Dawn Hoyt of Campbell, NY, Wayne (Brenda Barcomb) Sutton of Cameron Mills, NY Roger (Beverly Pierson) Sutton of Bath, NY and Susan (Marcus) Steed of Atlanta, GA; two brothers, Leonard (Barbara) Sutton of Campbell, NY and Ralph (Wanda) Sutton of Cameron Mills, NY; two sisters: Margaret (LeRoy) Harris and Pauline Ormsby both of Corning, NY; 23 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sons, Ronald and Doug Sutton and his wife of 44 years, Shirley M. Clark Sutton in 2000. Friends may call at the Seager Funeral Home, Main St., Savona, NY, Wednesday, May 29th from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 7:00 to 9:00pm. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home Thursday, May 30th at 11:00 am with the Rev. Sam Stetter, officiating. Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Society or an organization of your choice. Anna Svec CORNING | Anna Svec, age 81 of Painted Post, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2002 at the Corning Hospital. Anna was born on June 17, 1920 in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of Richard and Kathrine Heinze. She married Robert J. Svec on April 13, 1941 in Jamaica, NY. Anna worked as a homemaker and in the payroll department at Ingersoll Rand in Painted Post. Anna was a loving mother, a past member of the Eastern Star, Sally Rands and the Corning-Painted Post Senior Citizens and enjoyed reading and crocheting. Surviving Anna are daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Ann and Gary Vogt of Painted Post; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Ann Svec of Port Ewen, NY; grandchildren: Kristine Metcalf, Stefanie and Shannon Svec and great grandchild, Delaney Metcalf. In addition to her parents, Anna was predeceased by her husband, Robert Svec and sister, Margaret Kozlik. A graveside service will be held in April at Fairview Cemetery in Painted Post. Those wishing to make memorial donations in the name of Anna G. Svec may direct them to the American Lung Assn., Finger Lakes Region, Inc., 1595 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14620. Arrangements have been entrusted to Carpenter's Funeral Home. Anna G. Svec GANG MILLS | Anna G. Svec, age 81, formerly of Gang Mills passed away on February 24, 2002 at the Corning Hospital. A graveside Memorial Service will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Painted Post on Monday, April 29, 2002 at 11:00 AM with the Chaplain Jack Bundy officiating. A luncheon will follow (12 noon) at the Corning Elks Club, 148 Walnut St., Corning. Carpenter's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Barry (Butch, Louie) Swan CORNING | Barry (Butch, Louie) Swan, age 52 of Lindley, NY, passed away on April 20, 2002. He was employed at Corning Incorporated (Fall Brook Plant). He is survived by his wife Regina (Jeannie) M. Swan. He was born October 15, 1949 to Donald R. Swan and Corinne (Herrick) Swan. He is survived by four brothers Richard (Betty) Swan of Corning, NY, Larry (Karen) Swan, Roger (Patricia) Swan and Jeffrey (Tina) Swan all of Lindley, NY and a sister Candy Swan of Corning, NY; mother-in-law, Laura Dibble, sister-in-laws, Laura (Ronnie) Jelliff, Ruth (Mike) Neff and brother-in-law, Roderick (Theresa) Dibble; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by his mother in 1998 and great nephew in 1994. Calling hours will be at Acly-Stover Funeral Home, 327 East Second St., Corning on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow services in Presho Cemetery, Lindley, NY. Charles R. Swan ADDISON | Charles R. Swan, age 70, of 7441 Old State Road, Addison, NY, formerly of 12 Swan Lane, Painted Post, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at home. Born in Elmira, NY, February 14, 1932, he was the son of Ralph O. & Evelyn S. Junker Swan. A 1950 graduate of Painted Post High School, he served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 and was a past member of the Robert N. Austin Post American Legion of Campbell. An operating engineer, he retired from A.L. Blades & Sons of Hornell and later did private contracting. He is survived by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Ralph A. Swan of Addison, NY and Harry E. & Mary Anne Swan of Painted Post, NY; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Elaine Hayes of Buffalo, NY and Caryl & Sterry Copp of Painted Post, NY; and several nieces, nephews & cousins. Friends may call Tuesday, May 21st, 1-2 pm at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY where memorial services will immediately follow visitation at 2:00 pm. Rev. James Joiner will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Robert A. Swan JASPER, NY | Robert A. Swan, 85, of 3981 Highup Road, Jasper, New York passed away Monday, March 18, 2002 at St. James Mercy Hospital, Hornell, NY. Born in Jasper on May 1st, 1916, he was the son of Andrew B. and Blanche Drake Swan. A graduate of Jasper Central School, Bob was an accomplished musician and had his own band for many years. He served several terms on the Jasper Town Board as a Councilman. He operated a dairy farm in the town of Jasper until his retirement in 1969. He then worked as a farm equipment salesman and a salesman for Winters Real Estate. He married Frances M. Strauss on September 20th 1941. She preceded him in death November 25, 2000. He is survived by a daughter & son-in-law, Mary & Robert Melnyk of Millerton, PA; three sons, Edward Swan (Sherry Ilnicki) of Jasper, sons & daughters-in-law, Gary & Maureen Swan of Schoharie, NY and Stanley & Sandra Swan of Andover, NY; grandchildren, David (Janet) Swan of San Antonio, TX, Melissa Swan and Jessica Swan of Schoharie, Kelly (Pat) Gargano of Addison and Sarah Beth Melnyk of Millerton; great grandsons, Jonathon & Gabriel Gargano; brother, Arnold Swan of Faulkner, NY and several nieces & nephews. Friends may call Wednesday, March 20th, 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street, Woodhull, NY where funeral and committal services will be conducted Thursday, March 21st at 11:00 am. The Rev. Donald Hulbert will officiate. Burial will be in Jasper Cemetery. Memorials will be received for the Jasper Ambulance Association. Christopher "Swanny" Vincent Swanson CHARLOTTE, NC | Mr. Christopher "Swanny" Vincent Swanson, 34, of Hilbriar Ct., died August 27, 2002 at Carolinas Medical Center. Chris was born on October 10, 1967 to Harry & Elizabeth Gallison Swanson, Jr. and raised in Corning, NY. He was a graduate of Belmont Abbey College and worked in sales for Air Components & Systems, and presently with Comp Air Inc. Chris was a loving husband and father, had a true love of sports, personal conditioning and was a fan and student of music. In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife of 10 years, Kathleen "Kathy" O'Connell Swanson; sons, Zachary John & Elijah Christopher Swanson; sister & brother-in-law, Suzannah Swanson & Ed Lake of Richfield, OH; mother-in-law, Virginia O'Connell of Meredith, NH; dog, Zoe; cat, Colby and several aunts, uncles, and cousins spread throughout the country. A funeral service will be held 10am, Saturday, August 31, 2002 at the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians at Belmont Abbey with Abbott Placid Solari officiating. Visitation will be held tonight (Friday) from 6-9pm at McLean Funeral Directors, Belmont. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation, 1311 Mamaronck Ave., White Plains, NY 10605. McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont is serving the family of Mr. Swanson. Sylvia M. Swarthout HAMMONDSPORT | Sylvia M. Swarthout of 285 East Lake Rd. passed away Thursday, May 23, 2002 at the Taylor Health Center in Bath. Surviving are her husband, Joseph L. Swarthout; son, Peter (Judy) Swarthout of Hammondsport; daughter, Elizabeth Tracy (Philip) Moss of Doylestown, PA, 5 grandchildren, Andrew & Kathleen Swarthout and Sean, Ryan and Erin Moss; uncle and aunt, Walter and Eleanor Swarthout. A private family service will be held Sunday. Friends are invited to a memorial service Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church in Hammondsport. Rev. Sandra Curtis will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. James Episcopal Church or the Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital Foundation. Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport. Sylvia M. Swarthout HAMMONDSPORT | Sylvia M. Swarthout 82, of 285 East Lake Road, passed away at the Taylor Health Center in Bath on May 23, 2002 after a long illness. She was a devoted wife, and a loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Joseph L. Swarthout; her son, Peter J. (Judy) Swarthout, her grandchildren, Andrew and Kathleen all of Hammondsport; her daughter, E. Tracy (Philip) Moss and grandchildren Sean, Ryan and Erin all of Doylestown, PA; and her uncle and aunt, Walter and Eleanor Swarthout, formerly of Wayne, NY. Sylvia was born in Scranton, PA on March 11, 1920 to Ambrose and Theresa Mulley. She graduated from Scranton Technical High School in 1938 and from Syracuse University in 1942, where she met her future husband. They were married in Scranton on August 9, 1945 while he was still in his Army uniform. World War II ended shortly thereafter and they moved to Hammondsport where they spent the next 57 years; the first 36 in the village and the last 21 at their home on Keuka Lake. They have been winter residents of Fort Myers Beach, FL for the last 20 years. Prior to the arrival of her children, she served as a volunteer at the Bath V.A. Hospital and the Ira Davenport Hospital in Bath. She was a Brownie Scout leader in Hammondsport and was active in the local Girl Scout movement. She was a communicant and former officer of St. James Episcopal Church and served on committees of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester. She was a member of the Hammondsport Women's Club for well over 50 years. While at Syracuse University, she was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. She retained her interest in the sorority as an alumna and later became a member of the Fort Myers-Naples Alumnae chapter. For years, she attended annual reunions of her Syracuse sisters, later replaced with a chain letter. She maintained an abiding interest in Syracuse University affairs during her husband's 28 years as a member of the University's Board of Trustees. Sylvia loved to travel and visited many countries around the world. There was a private family funeral and burial service held on May 26. All are invited to a Memorial Service on Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church in Hammondsport. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to St. James Episcopal Church or The Keuka Health Care Foundation, Bath, NY. Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport. George W. Symonds Jr. WOODHULL, NY | George W. Symonds Jr., 79 of 5251 Jasper Street, Woodhull, NY, passed away Tuesday, February 12th 2002 at Hornell Gardens, Hornell, New York after a long illness. Born in South Hemstead, NY, October 22, 1922, he was the son of George W. and Mary Smith Symonds. A graduate of Woodhull High School, he was a member of the Woodhull United Methodist Church, a life member and past lst assistant chief of the Woodhull Fire Department, a life member of Woodhull Memorial Post American Legion, and a 50 year member of the Masonic Fraternity. He served in the United States Navy from August 21st 1943 through February 6th 1946 in the Pacific Theatre. A self-employed beef cattle farmer, he retired as Station Engineer at the Woodhull Station of Consolidated Gas & Supply Co. He married Norma L. Dennis on April 5th 1947 at Jasper, New York. She preceded him in death on July 15th 1983. He is also preceded in death by his brother, John Symonds. He is survived by his daughter, Diane Mattern (Ty Pickett) of Woodhull, NY; three sons: John H. Symonds and Gerald G. (Teri) Symonds both of Woodhull and Charles E. (Sandy) Symonds of Elkland, PA; his brother, Edwin E. (Norine) Symonds of Addison, NY; one aunt, Kaia Damon of Woodhull, NY; 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call Thursday, February 14th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street, Woodhull, NY where funeral services will be conducted on Friday at 11 a.m. Rev. Brian Diffenbacher will officiate. Burial will be in Woodhull Cemetery. Dorothy J. Tapper CORNING | Dorothy J. Tapper age 79, of Corning, New York, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at the home of her son Tom in Schenectady. She was born on April 9, 1923 in Homewood, Pennsylvania to the late Charles C. and Elma (Lyndurski) Hess. Dorothy graduated from Harrison Valley High School and worked at Corning Glass Works for 5 years as a machine operator before becoming a housewife. She was an active member of the United Grace Methodist Church in Corning. Dorothy enjoyed going to the Corning Senior Center during the week to see and talk with all of her friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank V. Tapper Sr. and her daughter, Cindy Watson. Survivors include her sons, Thomas E. Tapper of Schenectady, NY, Frank V. Tapper Jr. of Painted Post, NY and William V. Tapper of Corning, NY; daughters-in-law, Lori A. Tapper and Wendy M. Tapper; grandchildren, Ryan and Cindy Tapper of Schenectady, NY, Kevin and Shawn Tapper of Painted Post, NY, Holly Duvall of Corning, NY and Stacy Robinson of Rochester, NY; 6 great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, June 28th from 4 to 8 PM at Phillips Funeral Home, 17 West Pulteney St., Corning, NY. Funeral Services will be held there on Saturday, June 29th at 11 AM with Rev. Richards officiating. Interment will follow in Coopers Plains Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY. Memorial Donations may be made to The Community Hospice of Schenectady, 1411 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12308. Tributes can be sent to www.mem.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Elizabeth A. (Reynolds) Taylor BATH | Elizabeth A. Taylor, 83, formerly of Avoca, entered into rest Monday, August 12, 2002 at the Fred and Harriett Taylor Health Center. Elizabeth was born April 12, 1919 in Elmira, the daughter of the late Con and Jane McMaster Reynolds. Elizabeth and her late husband, Harry E. Taylor owned and operated the Avoca Television Center. Surviving are two sons, Jimmie Lee and Vicki Taylor of Union, NC and Donald K. Taylor of Avoca, NY; daughter, Darlene and Keith Barrett of Cameron, NY; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; four sisters, Donna (Robert) Atanesian of Bath, NY, Pat (Robert) Tyler of Highland, NY, Ruth (Gaylord) Dodge of Rochester, NY and Doris (Roy) Schoonover of Hornell, NY; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are being observed Thursday, August 15, 2002 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath where Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8:00 PM. The Rev. Rene Carrillo officiating. Burial will be held in Highland Cemetery, Avoca at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the Avoca United Methodist Church in Elizabeth's memory. Alexander Telehany CORNING | Alexander Telehany, 79, of Steuben Street, Corning died Thursday, February 7, 2002 at home. He was born July 24, 1922 in Corning the son of Paul and Helen (Czimback) Telehany. Alexander and Jean (Webster) Telehany were married August 1950 in Corning. He was a graduate of CFA and served in the US Army Air Corp. during WWII in the European Theater. He retired from Corning Inc. as a Machinist. He was a member of the A.F.G.W.U. Local 1000 and All Saints Parish attending St. Patrick's Church. Alexander is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jean Telehany of Corning; sons, Paul (Carol) Telehany of Montgomery, AL, John (Teresa) Telehany of Campbell and Thomas (Julie) Telehany of Painted Post; a brother, Joseph Telehany of Corning; a sister, Helen Williams of Baltimore, MD, 9 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Acly-Stover Funeral Home, 327 East Second St., Corning on Sunday, February 10, 2002 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church on Monday, February 11, 2002. Committal prayers and Interment will be held at the family plot at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning. Margaret B. Daney Thomas CORNING | Margaret B. Daney Thomas, 71 years of Pearl Street and recently of Dayspring, died Friday, September 6, 2002 at the Corning Hospital. She was born January 24, 1931 in Wilkes Barre, PA, the daughter of the late Michael L. and Blanche K. Corcoran Daney. She received her education in the Wilkes Barre School District. Margaret and Carl S. Thomas were married in August of 1948 in Wilkes Barre, PA. He predeceased her on May 13, 1985. She had been employed as a clerk for Rockwell's Department Store in Corning, NY. Margaret was a member of All Saints Parish and had attended St. Patrick's Church. Surviving are her son: David (Sheila) Thomas of Addison, NY and three daughters: Carla (Rick) Fullmer of Frederick, MD, Dawn (Earl) Titus of Lindley, NY and Tammy (Mark Harrington) Watson of Dansville, NY; eleven grandchildren; two brothers: Michael and Gerald Daney and sisters: Blanche Kratz, Nancy Corigan, Mary Carol Goblia all of Wilkes Barre, PA and Jean Cagigus of Macungie, PA, also several nieces & nephews. Arrangements are with the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY There will be no calling hours. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary's Church, Corning, Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 9:30 am. The family would appreciate Memorial donations be given, in Margaret's name, to the American Cancer Society, 627 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14905. Bernice Ida Smith Thompson BIG FLATS, N.Y. | Bernice Ida Smith Thompson, age 78 of Big Flats entered into rest on June 27th, 2002 at home surrounded by her loved ones. Bernice was born October 2, 1923 in Nelson, PA the daughter of Clifford and Susan Smith. Bernice was active in the community belonging to the VFW and the American Legion as well as the Cub Scouts. Bernice is predeceased by her husband Frank Thompson and sisters: Gensie Gitchell, Hazel Smith and a brother Clarence Smith. Survivors include 3 daughters and sons-in-law: Patsie (Sheldon) Kelly of Beaver Dams, Mary Jane (Ernest) Moshier of Valois, Linda (Wayne) Cattertt of Groveland, FL, 2 sons and daughters-in-law: David (Jennifer) Thompson of West Bloomfield, NY, Richard (Linda) Thompson of Campbell, NY, 23 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren, brothers: Lawrence (Nina) Smith of Beaver Dams, Robert (Cheryl) Smith of FL, Ernest Smith of Nelson, PA, sister Mary Darrow of Bentley Creek, PA and Robert Gitchell of Corning, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home on Tuesday July 2nd, 2002 from 2-4PM and 7-9PM. There will be a funeral service held at the funeral home on Wednesday July 3rd 2002 at 10:00AM with the Rev. Tom Williams Officiating, burial will follow at Beaver Dams Cemetery. Evangeline L. Thrall CORNING | Evangeline L. Thrall, age 73 of Rt. 414, Corning, NY, passed away February 11, 2002 at Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira, NY. Evangeline was born May 30, 1928 in Durand, MI, daughter of Joseph Raymond and Blanche Smith Coons. Van became the wife of Gene Thrall in 1958 in Lawrenceville, PA. Van was retired from Schweizer Aircraft Corp after 47 years of service. In her spare time she enjoyed craft work, cake decorating, camping and spoiling friends and family. Surviving is her husband of 44 years, Gene Thrall of Corning; a son, Raymond Thrall and Karen of Erin, NY; daughters: Rebecca (Clyde) Hoffman of Horseheads, NY, Penny (Thomas) Nelson of Corning; brothers: Roderick (Anne) Coons of Pinckney, MI, Raymond (Judy) Coons of Las Vegas, NV, Robert (Joyce) Coons of Brigham City, UT; sister: Eloise (Edward) Marzec of Prescott, AZ; sisters-in-law, Kay Coons of Buffalo and Carolyn Coons of Horseheads; six grandchildren: Sherry Wells of Elmira, Tammy Hoffman of Horseheads, Anlyn Thrall of Baltimore, MD, Tory Dann of Port Charlotte, FL, Amy Nelson of Corning and Ryan Thrall of Horseheads; four great grandchildren, two aunts and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Richard and Ralph Coons. Van's memberships included the Elmira Moose and the VFW Post #524 Women's Auxiliary. Friends are invited to call at Carpenters Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St. on Thursday, February 14 from 4 to 8 PM. The Funeral and Committal Services will be at the Funeral Home on Friday February 15 at 11 AM. Frank Thrall LINDLEY | Frank Thrall, age 83, of Lindley, passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at the Bath VA Medical Center. Frank was born on May 29, 1919 in Corning, NY the son of Frank C. and Florence Empke Thrall. He proudly served in the US Army from 1938 to 1945 during the WWII European Theatre, receiving numerous decorations and citations. He married Maude E. Burrell on July 18, 1942 in Dillon, SC. Frank worked as an equipment operator with several firms, including Carpenter's Bros. in Coopers Plains, until his retirement in 1981. He was a past member of the West Caton Baptist Church and enjoyed playing and listening to bluegrass music. Surviving Frank is his loving wife of 60 years, Maude; son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Stephanie Thrall of Wake Forest, NC; brothers: William (Agnes) Thrall of Long Island, Lawrence (Sue Ann) Thrall of Fort Walton Beach, FL and Gene Thrall of Corning; sisters: Georgia (Frank) Plewinsky of Painted Post, Donna Olephant of LaFarge, WI, Dorothy Huggler of Monterey and Grace Murphy of Savona; grandchildren: Jessica Reese, Michelle, Sydney and Dylan Thrall; great grandchildren: Shantell Reese and Christian Thrall and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Mary Ann Lewis and Mabel Morse. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning on Friday, August 30 from 4 to 7 PM. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 10 AM with the Rev. Larry Parker officiating. Burial will be in Coopers Cemetery with full military honors. Memorial donations in Frank's name, may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Avenue, Elmira, NY 14901 or the charity of one's choice. Donald Jackson Tingley CORNING | Donald Jackson Tingley, age 79, of Goff Road, Corning, passed away early Friday morning, May 31, 2002 at home. Donald was born December 3, 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio the son of the late Bruce and Ruth Rosengrant Tingley. He was a veteran of the US Army from 1942-1946, serving during WWII. He graduated from Glendale High, Glendale, Ohio in 1940 and received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1948. Donald married Priscilla Joy Hindley on June 16, 1951 at Diamond Hill Methodist Church in Cos Cob, CT. He was retired from Corning Inc. where he had worked as a mechanical engineer with 50 years service, and most recently worked as a tax preparer with Andrews Tax Service in NJ. Donald was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Railroad Historical Society and former board member of Corning Public Library. Don was a loving husband and father and enjoyed railroading and model trains and stories of sailing ships in the American Revolutionary War. He took his family on many vacations, visiting sites throughout the United States. He also traveled to over 30 countries around the world. Surviving is his wife of 50 years, Priscilla Joy; daughters, Susan Ellen (Larry Henson) Tingley of Raleigh, NC, Carol Ann Tingley of Raleigh, NC and Jane Donna (Paul) Hunter of Austin, TX; sons, James Daniel Tingley of Corning and Edward Bruce Tingley of San Francisco, CA; brother, Sanford F. Tingley of Cleveland, OH; grandchildren, Sarah Joy Scott, Joy Elisa and Edward Franklin Tingley, Michelle Dia Hunter; step grandchildren, Jasmine Henson, Quin Alden Henson and great granddaughter, Pearl Ophelia Moen. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning on Monday, June 3, 2002 from 2-4 PM. Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 144 Cedar St., Corning on Tuesday, June 4 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Sung Ho Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery Annex. Those wishing may direct memorial donations to First United Methodist Church, 144 Cedar St., Corning, NY 14830 or American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Rd. North, Rochester, NY 14609-5896. Aldo A. 'Doc' Tobia CORNING, NY | Aldo A. Tobia "Doc", age 77 of Corning passed away on Friday, July 5 2002 at home. Aldo was born on January 26, 1925 in Corning, the son of Frank and Virginia Montopoli Tobia. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII before marrying JoAnn Youst in Elmira, NY in May of 1949. She preceded him in death in 1970. On January 26 1974 he married Agnes Martin at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Corning. She preceded him in death in December of 2000. Aldo was co-owner and operator of Crystal City Bakers from 1964 until his retirement in 1991. He was a member of the All Saints Parish, Marconi Lodge, and the VFW Post 524. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and his friends at the R&M. Aldo was an avid sports fan, especially of the NY Yankees. He also enjoyed cooking and gardening. In addition to his parents and 2 wives Aldo was predeceased by a daughter Linda Marie Tobia. Surviving Aldo are his children Michael Tobia of NYC, Joseph (Elisa) Tobia of Painted Post, Carol Tammaro of Corning, Betty (Roger) Holman of Painted Post, Robin (Steve) Dillon of Corning, Richard Tobia of Corning, Frank Tobia of Elmira. Brother Joseph R. Tobia of Del-Ray Beach, FL. Sister Grace Fancher, of Painted Post, Grandchildren, Joann Tammaro, Penny Smith, Tom (Missy) Tammaro, Lindsay Smith, Brandon Dillon, Christy Tobia, Bryant Dillon, Nicholas Tammaro, and Mathew Tobia, loyal companion "Toby" and special friends Don Stuckey, and Missy Pike. Friends may call at Carpenters Funeral Home on Monday July 8, 2002, from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Prayers at the Funeral Home will be at 8:30am on Tuesday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9am at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery with full Military Honors. The family requests memorial donations in Aldo's name be made to Guthrie Cancer Center 114 Columbia Street, Corning, NY 14830. Aldo A. 'Doc' Tobia CORNING, NY| Aldo A. Tobia "Doc", age 77 of Corning passed away on Friday, July 5 2002 at home. Aldo was born on January 26, 1925 in Corning, the son of Michael and Virginia Montapoli Tobia. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII before marrying JoAnn Youst in Elmira, NY in May of 1949. She preceded him in death in 1970. On January 26 1974 he married Agnes Martin at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Corning. She preceded him in death in December of 2000. Aldo was co-owner and operator of Crystal City Bakers from 1964 until his retirement in 1991. He was a member of the All Saints Parish, Marconi Lodge, and the VFW Post 524. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and his friends at the R&M. Aldo was an avid sports fan, especially of the NY Yankees. He also enjoyed cooking and gardening. In addition to his parents and 2 wives Aldo was predeceased by a daughter Linda Marie Tobia. Surviving Aldo are his children Michael Tobia of NYC, Joseph (Elisa) Tobia of Painted Post, Carol Tammaro of Painted Post, Betty (Roger) Holman of Painted Post, Robin (Steve) Dillon of Corning, Richard Tobia of Corning, Frank Tobia of Elmira. Brother Joseph R. Tobia of Del-Ray Beach, FL. Sister Grace Fancher, of Painted Post, Grandchildren, JoAnn Tammaro, Penny Smith, Tom (Missy) Tammaro, Lindsay Smith, Brandon Dillon, Christy Tobia, Bryant Dillon, Nicholas Tammaro, and Mathew Tobia, loyal companion "Toby" and special friends Don Stuckey, and Missy Pike. Friends may call at Carpenters Funeral Home on Monday July 8, 2002, from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Prayers at the Funeral Home will be at 8:30am on Tuesday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9am at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery with full Military Honors. The family requests memorial donations in Aldo's name be made to Guthrie Cancer Center 114 Columbia Street, Corning, NY 14830. Lewis A. Todd CANISTEO | Lewis A. Todd, 79 of 67 Maple Street, died Thursday (Feb. 24, 2002) unexpectedly at his home. Born in Bethesda Hospital in North Hornell, October 28, 1922, a son of Daniel H. and Lena D. Hayes Todd, he had spent his early life in Hartsville, residing in Canisteo since 1952. He was a graduate of Canisteo Central School, Class of 1942, and Practical Bible Training School in Johnson City in 1949, now known as Practical Bible College. He had been employed as a communications clerk at the Steuben County Highway Dept. for over 43 years prior to his retirement in 1988. He was a member of the Faith Independent Baptist Church of Canisteo where he had served as Deacon and Sunday School Teacher, and had been active in the ministry of the church. He was a past president and current member of the Board of Directors of the Hartsville Center Cemetery Association. Lewis was predeceased by 2 sisters, Ruth Smith and Isabelle Brooks as well as one brother, Carl Todd. On June 12, 1948 he married the former Marion Wass and together celebrated 53 years of marriage last June. Surviving in addition to his wife, Marion are 2 daughters: Marlew (Donald) Dunbar of Canisteo and Joy Fisher of Avoca; 2 sons: Pastor Daniel (Jan) Todd of Canisteo and Mark (Sue) Todd of Penfield; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren including: Kari (Ryan) Scott and their daughter Libby, Krista (Anthony) Tomaselli, Kelly (Elizabeth) Todd and their children Abigail and Daniel, Nicole Todd, Jacklyn Todd, Randi Page, Jared Fisher and Jacob Fisher. The family will be present 2-4 & 7-9 PM Sunday to receive friends at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 6 Spruce Street, Canisteo where funeral services will be held at 2 PM Monday. Rev. Donald Hulbert will officiate. Burial will be in Hartsville Center Cemetery. The family requests the courtesy of no flowers. Please consider memorial contributions to Practical Bible College, PO Box 601, Bible School Park, NY 13737-9989. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Metro Topichak HORSEHEADS, NY | Dmytro Tupytczak (Metro Topichak) passed away on June 30, 2002 at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads. Metro was born on October 5, 1911 in Bachnowate, Turka, Austria-Hungary, which is the Carpathian Mountain Region of the Russian Ukraine, the son of Mihat (Michael) Tupytczak and Eva Mareskanych. Metro served in the US Army during WWII as a heavy machine gunner, cook and baker in the China-Burma-India Campaign / Theatre. He married Anna Mowchan on July 14, 1945 at the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church in Elmira Heights. He owned and operated Topichak's Superette and Home Bakery on Pulteney Street in Corning's Northside from 1947 to 1972 when the business was lost in the Agnes flood. He then worked at the Foodmart on Market St. in Corning. Metro was a member of the St. Mary's Orthodox Church and the VFW Post #524 and a past member of Masonic Lodge #117. Predeceaseing Metro are his mother, Eva Tupytczak, father and step-mother Michael and Irene Tupiczak of Elmira Heights, wife Anna Mowchan Topichak, son John Topichak and two sisters Marya and Justyna Tupytczak. Metro is survived by his son, Paul (Denise) Topichak of Hammondsport, NY; daughter, Mary Ann (Basil) Havalchak of Camp Hill, PA; daughter-in-law, Christine (Yorio) Topichak of Weedsport, NY; grandchildren Joseph and David Topichak, Ann, Paul and Katherine Havalchak and Nicholas Topichak. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St. on Wednesday, July 3 from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM with Funeral Matins officiated by Fr. Stephen Loposky at 7:30 PM. The Panahida Service at the funeral home will be at 8:45 AM Friday, June 5, with the Funeral Divine Liturgy at 9:30 AM at St. Mary's Orthodox Church, 244 Sunset Dr., Corning, followed by Burial Service at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cemetery in Elmira Heights where full Military Honors will be accorded. Those wishing to make memorial donations, in the name of Metro Topichak, may direct them to St. Mary's Orthodox Church Building Fund. Robert W. Towner LAWRENCEVILLE, PA | Robert W. Towner, age 59, of Buffards Riverside Estates, Lawrenceville, PA died Thursday, April 11, 2002 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Corning, NY on July 14, 1942 the son of the late Ansel and Oma (Warren) Towner. He was employed by Corning Inc. as a pipefitter with 39 years of active service. He was the husband of Sandra Morgan whom he married on December 2, 2000 in Lawrenceville. Robert was a graduate of Painted Post High in 1960, was a member of the Elks, Eagles, Moose, and the Local 1000. Robert was an avid Yankee fan, and loved to fish golf, horseback ride, and spending time with family and friends. He is preceded in death by a brother James Keeney in 1995. He is survived by his wife Sandi; two daughters: Deborah Jones and Christine Towner both of Lindley; one son, Scott (Staci) Towner of Irvine, CA; a step son, Brian (Lisa) Button of Knoxville, PA, 7 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, where Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with Reverend Harry Dow officiating. Burial will be in Niles Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made, in Robert's name, to the American Cancer Society, 627 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14905. Wilma Onnolee Towner BATH, NY | Wilma Onnolee Towner, 81, formerly of Avoca, passed away Friday April 26, 2002, at Steuben County Health Care Facility, Bath, NY. She was born August 20, 1920 in Cohocton, NY to Homer and Florence Scott Wheaton. She retired from Avoca School as a bus driver. Wilma is survived by two sons Eldon Towner of Wheeler, NY and Bernard Towner of Wallace, NY; two daughters Virginia O. Towner of Prattsburg, NY and Patricia A. Havens of Wallace, NY; one brother Dalton Wheaton of Bath, NY; fourteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Wilma was predeceased by her husband Rodney Towner in 1995, her sister Melva Deats, and her son Jerry Towner. Friends may call at the Seager-Jones Funeral Home 4 East Washington St., Bath, NY Monday April 29th from 7:00 to 9:00pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Tuesday April 30th at 11:00am with Rev. Phillip Huber, officiating. Burial will be in Clearview Cemetery, North Cohocton, NY. Alvin R. Travis OSWEGO, NY | Alvin R. Travis, 59, of Oswego, NY, died unexpectedly Monday, June 10, 2002. He was born May 22, 1943 in Corning, the son of Alvin R. Travis and Lorene Hill Travis. Alvin was a US Army veteran, serving with the 8th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam. He relocated to Oswego, NY, working for many years with the Painters Union. He is survived by his son, Todd (Becky) Travis and granddaughter, Katelyn of California; a stepson, Thomas (Tracie) Flett and grandson, Joshua, all of Oswego. He is also survived by a brother, Ernest Travis of Salamanca, NY and sister, Linda (Andrew) Pryslopski of Painted Post. In addition, Alvin is survived by his aunt, Claire Hill Wilson and uncles, Richard L. Hill and Paul (Mary) Hill, all of Corning. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. He was predeceased by both his maternal and paternal grandparents, and his parents. His brother, Sergeant Jon Paul Travis, was killed in action in 1969 while serving with the 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. Interment will be in the family plot at Hope Cemetery. Florence M. Trondsen CORNING | Florence M. Trondsen, age 86, of Earl St., Corning, NY, died Thursday, August 15, 2002 at The Waters Of Three Rivers in Painted Post, NY. Mrs. Trondsen was born in Sayre, PA, the daughter of the late Bruce and Madelyn Kniffen Personius. She married Carl E. Trondsen, July 19, 1937 at Corning. Florence was a devoted mother and grandmother who enjoyed being with her family. She also enjoyed sewing and listening to the radio. She is survived by two daughters: Nancy E. (LeRoy) Morse of Campbell and Mary C. (Gerald) Burke of Painted Post; one son: James C. (Jane) Trondsen of Painted Post; two sisters: Dorothy (Edwin) Batchelder of Painted Post and Pauline (Richard) Coolidge of Elmira; one brother: Bruce (Margaret) Personius of Corning; seven grandchildren: William and Jeffrey Trondsen, Debbie (Burke) Allen and Holly Burke, Joseph, Matthew and Eileen Morse; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by four sisters: Imogene Dygert, Vera, Vonda, and Frances Personius and four brothers: Donald, Gerald, Robert and Paul Personius. Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Painted Post, 201 North Hamilton Street, Painted Post, where services will follow at 4:00 pm with the Rev. Stephen D. Sibson officiating. Burial will be in the Hope Cemetery, Corning. Memorials may be made in Florence's name to the Corning Hospital Memorial Fund, 176 Denison Parkway East, Corning, NY 14830 or The Waters Of Three Rivers, 101 Creekside Drive, Painted Post, NY 14870. Phillips Funeral Home Inc., Corning is is charge of arrangements. Betty Jane "BJ" Twist PAINTED POST, N.Y. | Betty Jane "BJ" Twist, age 66 of Painted Post nY, passed away Thursday June 27, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira NY. "BJ" was born July 18, 1935 in Corning NY, daughter of John Longwell and Florence Longwell Schoener. "BJ" was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Painted Post, and had been very involved in the activities of the church. Other memberships included the Coopers Plains Fire Dept. Auxiliary, Corning VFW #524 Auxiliary, and an Honorary Member of the Corning Area Woman's Club. Her favorite hobby was crafts, and the family home in Painted Post was always decorated for the season with her handiwork. "BJ" was a loving wife, mother and had a huge love for her grandchildren. Surviving "BJ" is her husband Paul Twist of Painted Post; children and their spouses: Darlene and Larry Taylor of Virginia Beach VA, John and Karen Twist of Canandaigua NY, Bruce and Pauline Twist of Painted Post; a sister and brother in law Mary Ann and Herb E. Garlock of Corning, step sisters: Ruby Schoener and Evelyn Joris both of Painted Post; grandchildren: Evan and Corine Taylor, Arthur Twist, Devan Mizzoni, Andy and Megan Twist; along with special friend Oreo. Predeceasing "BJ" were her parents, and a brother Claire Longwell. Friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home 14 E. Pulteney St. on Monday July 1 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9PM. The Funeral Service will be in the First Presbyterian Church in Painted Post on Tuesday July 2 at 10:30AM. The Committal service will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post NY. The family will provide flowers. Memorials in the name of Betty Jane Twist may be directed to a charity that was very dear to her, it is Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong, 300 East River Rd., PO Box 23029, Rochester NY 14692-9804.