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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.

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