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Ivan T.  Uncapher
SWANTON, OH | Ivan T. Uncapher, of Swanton, OH passed away 
peacefully Friday August 9, 2002 in Hospice of Northwest Ohio 
surrounded by his loving family.
Ivan was born in Corning, NY and began his illustrious career 
in the glass industry for Corning Glassworks at the age of 17. 
His first job was unloading box cars of sand with a shovel. 
Ivan soon found himself working for the pharmaceutical 
division of Corning Glassworks as a glassblower. His 
leadership was recognized by his co-workers as he was soon 
elected to represent his peers in Local 1000. Ivan was then 
elected President of the largest most powerful Local in 
Corning, New York. He lead the 7000 member Local 1000 as the 
youngest President in the history of the organization. After 
serving as President of Local 1000, Ivan was elected as a 
National Representative for the American Flint Glass Workers 
Union. He was later elected to the position of Assistant 
Secretary-Treasurer and then Secretary-Treasurer of the Flint 
Glass Workers Union and served in that position for 26 years.
Ivan was loved and respected by the many people whom he 
encountered during his 58 years of service for the National 
Union. The length of Ivan's tenure with the union was only 
surpassed by his love of the organization.
Ivan's love for life did not end with the union. He enjoyed 
time spent in his woodworking shop crafting custom birdhouses, 
cabinets, and furniture to be enjoyed by all. When Ivan did 
find time to relax he spent it enjoying his beautiful yard in 
Swanton with his wife, family, friends, and his collies.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Susie, sons; 
Dave (Laura), Matthew (Tara), David, daughter; Karen. He also 
leaves behind 3 grandchildren; Benjamin, Zachary, and Grant. 
He is also survived by his brother; Bill (Freddie) Uncapher, 
sister; Wilda VanEtten of Corning, NY.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Iva & Andrew, a 
brother; Verl, and sister; Bernice. His previous wife, Connie, 
also preceded him in death.
Friends are invited to visit the family on Monday from 2-9PM 
at the Walker Funeral Home 5155 Sylvania Ave. A funeral 
service will be on Tuesday at 11:30AM at the funeral home 
followed by interment in East Swanton Cemetery.
Ivan's family wishes to extend a most sincere thank you to 
Ivan's special care provider's Dr. Bobbie Axonovitz, Dr. Jim 
Sander and Dr. Marcia Paul. Their friendship, devotion and 
love will forever remain in their hearts.
The family wishes to express its gratitude to the entire staff 
of Hospice of Northwest Ohio for its loving kindness and 
support, not only to Ivan but his family and friends as well. 
Their special love, care and most importantly friendship 
provided a home-like atmosphere that was most important to the 
family. These special friends will forever be in our hearts. 
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider 
Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 
43551.



Ivan T.  Uncapher 
SWANTON, OH | Ivan T. Uncapher, of Swanton, OH passed away 
peacefully Friday August 9, 2002 in Hospice of Northwest Ohio 
surrounded by his loving family.
Ivan was born in Corning, NY and began his illustrious career 
in the glass industry for Corning Glassworks at the age of 17. 
His first job was unloading box cars of sand with a shovel. 
Ivan soon found himself working for the pharmaceutical 
division of Corning Glassworks as a glassblower. His 
leadership was recognized by his co-workers as he was soon 
elected to represent his peers in Local 1000. Ivan was then 
elected President of the largest most powerful Local in 
Corning, New York. He lead the 7000 member Local 1000 as the 
youngest President in the history of the organization. After 
serving as President of Local 1000, Ivan was elected as a 
National Representative for the American Flint Glass Workers 
Union. He was later elected to the position of Assistant 
Secretary-Treasurer and then Secretary-Treasurer of the Flint 
Glass Workers Union and served in that position for 26 years.
Ivan was loved and respected by the many people whom he 
encountered during his 58 years of service for the National 
Union. The length of Ivan's tenure with the union was only 
surpassed by his love of the organization.
Ivan's love for life did not end with the union. He enjoyed 
time spent in his woodworking shop crafting custom birdhouses, 
cabinets, and furniture to be enjoyed by all. When Ivan did 
find time to relax he spent it enjoying his beautiful yard in 
Swanton with his wife, family, friends, and his collies.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Susie, sons; 
Dave (Laura), Matthew (Tara), David, daughter; Karen. He also 
leaves behind 3 grandchildren; Benjamin, Zachary, and Grant. 
He is also survived by his brother; Bill (Freddie) Uncapher, 
sister; Wilda VanEtten of Corning, NY.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Iva & Andrew, a 
brother; Verl, and sister; Bernice. His previous wife, Connie, 
also preceded him in death.
Friends are invited to visit the family on Monday from 2-9PM 
at the Walker Funeral Home 5155 Sylvania Ave. A funeral 
service will be on Tuesday at 11:30AM at the funeral home 
followed by interment in East Swanton Cemetery.
Ivan's family wishes to extend a most sincere thank you to 
Ivan's special care provider's Dr. Bobbie Axonovitz, Dr. Jim 
Sander and Dr. Marcia Paul. Their friendship, devotion and 
love will forever remain in their hearts.
The family wishes to express its gratitude to the entire staff 
of Hospice of Northwest Ohio for its loving kindness and 
support, not only to Ivan but his family and friends as well. 
Their special love, care and most importantly friendship 
provided a home-like atmosphere which was most important to 
the family. These special friends will forever be in our 
hearts. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to 
consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 River Rd., 
Perrysburg, OH 43551.



Betty E. Van Alstine
CORNING | Betty E. Van Alstine, age 80, of Pine Hill Road, 
Corning, NY, died Monday, September 2, 2002 at Corning 
Hospital.
Betty was born in Hornby, NY on December 15, 1921, the 
daughter of the late Charles and the late Josephine (Roloson) 
Rogers. She married DeWitt W. Van Alstine on April 26, 1941 
and was preceded in death by him in 1976. She had been a 
member of the Salvation Army Women's Home League.
She is survived by four daughters: Pauline (Ron) Davenport of 
Picacho, AZ, Betty (Delos) Wheeler of Corning, NY, Karen 
(James) Tidwell of Picacho, AZ, and Sandra (Don) Gee of 
Tyrone, NY; one son, DeWitt (Charmayne) Van Alstine of 
Corning, NY; two brothers, George (Geri) Rogers of 
Harrodsburg, KY and David Rogers of Corning; 22 grandchildren 
and several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, September 5 from 3-5 
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 5:00 PM, with the Reverend Douglas 
Marshall officiating. Burial will be in Central Valley 
Cemetery in Hornby.
Memorials may be made in Betty's name to a charity of one's 
choice.



Isabel Robertson  Van Gelder
RALEIGH | Isabel Robertson Van Gelder, 87, passed away 
Thursday, February 7, 2002, a resident of Oakleaf Village, 
Raleigh, NC, formerly of Bath, NY and Parrish, FL.
Mrs. Van Gelder was born May 2, 1914 to Thomas and Mary 
Herbertson Robertson in Edgewood, Pennsylvania. She was 
predeceased by her husband, Clifford Van Gelder; her two 
brothers, John Robertson and Herbert Robertson; two stepsons, 
Dr. William C. Van Gelder and Dr. Richard F. Van Gelder and an 
infant grandson, Michael C. Ascencios.
Mrs. Van Gelder attended the University of Pittsburgh and 
graduated from Southside Hospital in Pittsburgh as a 
Registered Nurse. She worked at the Veterans Administration 
Hospital, the Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital in Bath, NY and 
retired as a school nurse-teacher from Avoca Central School. 
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bath for 
over 60 years, a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Steuben County 
Retired Teachers Association, and the Steuben County 
Historical Society.
Surviving are two daughters, Judith Van Gelder Ascencios 
(Aquiles Ascencios, M.D.) of Houston, Texas and Gretchen Van 
Gelder Casey (Brian Casey) of Raleigh, North Carolina; 
fourteen grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, one 
great-great grandchild, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A prayer service was held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 
Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh, NC on Friday, February 8, 2002 
and a celebration of Mrs. Van Gelder's life will be held on 
Saturday, July 13, 2002 at 11:00 AM at the First Presbyterian 
Church, Bath, NY. Interment will be in Pleasant Valley 
Cemetery, Hammondsport, NY. Arrangements handled by 
Seager-Jones Funeral Home, Bath, NY.



Isabel Robertson van Gelder
RALEIGH, N.C. | Isabel Robertson Van Gelder, 87, passed away 
on February 7, 2002, a resident of Oakleaf Village, Raleigh, 
N.C., formerly of Bath, N.Y., and Parrish, Fla.
Mrs. Van Gelder was born May 2, 1914 to Thomas and Mary 
Herbertson Robertson in Edgewood, Pa. She is predeceased by 
her husband, Clifford Van Gelder, her two brothers, John 
Robertson and Herbert Robertson, and two stepsons, Dr. William 
C. Van Gelder and Dr. Richard F. Van Gelder.
She attended the University of Pittsburgh and graduated from 
Southside Hospital in Pittsburgh as a Registered Nurse. She 
worked at the Veteran's Administration Hospital, the Ira 
Davenport Memorial Hospital in Bath, N.Y., and retired as a 
school nurse-teacher from Avoca Central School, Avoca, N.Y. 
She was a member of the Bath Presbyterian Church for over 60 
years, a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Steuben County Retired 
Teachers Association and the Steuben Historical Society.
Mrs. Van Gelder is survived by her two daughters, Judith Van 
Gelder (Aquiles) Ascen-cios of Houston, Texas, and Gretchen 
Van Gelder (Brian) Casey of Raleigh, N.C.; fourteen 
grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and one 
great-great grandchild.
A prayer service was held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 
Raleigh, N.C., and a celebration of Mrs. Van Gelder's life 
will be held at the convenience of the family at the First 
Presbyterian Church in Bath, N.Y., this summer. Burial will be 
in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammonds-port, N.Y.
Remembrances may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 
Pulteney Square, Bath, N.Y. 14810, or to the Hospice of Wake 
County, 1300 St. Mary's St. Raleigh, N.C. 27605. 
Arrangements by Seager-Jones Funeral Home, Bath, N.Y.



Helen W. Van Houten
ELMIRA | Helen W. Van Houten age 80 of 704 Holdridge St., 
Elmira, NY, formerly of Breesport, NY, passed away on 
Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Helen was 
born January 20, 1922 in Roseville, PA the daughter of the 
late Frank and Clara Oldroyd Wells. Helen was also 
pre-deceased by her brother, Raymond Wells. 
She married her husband, Gordon L. Van Houten, who 
pre-deceased her on June 2, 1982. She attended Corning 
Community College and had worked at the snack bar at J.C. 
Penney's.
Helen is survived by her children and their spouses: Richard & 
Kathie Van Houten of Horseheads, NY, Janet & Henry Moonschein 
of Greenville, NC and Waneta Lake, NY formerly of Corning, NY, 
Roger & Barbara Van Houten of Seattle, WA, Joel Van Houten of 
Elmira, NY and Lee & Sandra Van Houten of Calabasas, CA; 
sister, Ella Smith of Pine City, NY; brothers and 
sisters-in-law: James Wells of Horseheads, NY, Kenneth & 
Phyllis Wells of Horseheads, NY and Franklin & Mae Wells of 
Lewis, NY; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Lauren & Sally 
Van Houten of Horseheads, NY; several grandchildren, great 
grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends 
including cousins, Herbert & Ruth Wells of Troy, PA.
It was Mrs. Van Houten's wish that there be no prior calling 
hours. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, August 4, 
2002 at 1:00 PM at the summer home of her daughter, Janet 
Moonschein, 4491 E. Waneta Lake Road on Waneta Lake, NY. 
Arrangements are entrusted to the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral 
Home in Horseheads, NY.



Ernest 'Ernie' W. Vance
PULTENEY | Ernest "Ernie" W. Vance, 79 years old, of North 
Road, Pulteney, entered into rest at the Ira Davenport 
Hospital in Bath on Sat., July 20, 2002, following a long 
illness. 
He was born on Aug. 18, 1922 in Hornell, a son of the late 
Henry Mahlon and Mary Agusta Petteys Vance. On July 12, 1947 
at Rexville, he married Eugenia E. McCormick, who survives. He 
was preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Vance.
Ernie lived the early part of his life in the Canisteo area 
and attended Canisteo Central School. On March 26, 2001 at the 
Canisteo school, Ernie received his high school diploma 
through the Veterans Recognition Program. He had served with 
the U.S. Army in the European Theatre during World War II and 
received a Bronze Star for his valor in service. He had lived 
in Pulteney since 1960, and had served on the Boy Scout 
Committee in Pulteney. Ernie had worked as a grinder/finisher 
at Mercury Aircraft in Hammondsport for 25 years, retiring in 
1985.
His family includes his wife of 55 years, Eugenia E. Vance; 
his two sons, Ernest "Bill" (Teena) Vance Jr. of Sachse, Tex., 
and Gerald (Cynthia) Vance of Andover; his five daughters, 
Anna (E. David) Bauer of Wayne, Althea (George) Wakefield and 
Shirley (Robert) Edwards of Avoca, Mary C. Vance of Hornell, 
and Elizabeth Jackson of Dansville; his brother, Mahlon "Meg" 
(Marge) Vance of Canisteo; his sister, Betty Harrison of 
Canisteo; 14 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and several 
nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on 
Tues. at the H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home in Canisteo, 
where there will be a prayer service at 4:00 p.m. Friends are 
invited to meet the family at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at St. 
Mary's Church in Rexville for a Mass of Christian Burial, and 
burial will be in the St. Mary's Churchyard Cemetery in 
Rexville.
Memorials in the name of Ernest "Ernie" W. Vance may be given 
either to the Pulteney Ambulance Corps., Pulteney, N.Y. 14874, 
or to the American Lung Association, 1595 Elmwood Ave., 
Rochester, N.Y. 14620. Envelopes will be available at the 
funeral home.



Milton L.  Vanderhoff
ELMIRA | Milton L. Vanderhoff, age 92 of 11 Vanderhoff Road, 
Elmira, NY, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2002 at The 
Chemung County Nursing Facility. Mr. Vanderhoff was born 
September 3, 1910 in Elmira, New York the son of the late 
Byron and Ina Mae Van Zile Vanderhoff. 
He married his wife, Lora Catherine Jones Vanderhoff on June 
20, 1940. She pre-deceased Milton on December 14, 1991.
Milton was also pre-deceased by his son, Gerald Vanderhoff on 
May 27, 1988.
Mr. Vanderhoff was a retired letter carrier with The U.S. Post 
Office in Elmira Heights and Elmira. He and his wife owned and 
operated the family farm on Vanderhoff Road, which was begun 
by Milton's ancestors shortly after The Revolutionary War, for 
several years. 
Mr. Vanderhoff is survived by his daughter and son-in-law: 
Yvonne & Fred Kepler of Columbia, SC; sons and 
daughters-in-law: Leslie (Buster) & Catherine (Cookie) 
Vanderhoff and Larry & Audrey Vanderhoff all of Elmira, NY, 
and former daughter-in-law, Mary (Cherry) Vanderhoff Hooper of 
Huntsville, Alabama; eleven grandchildren and fourteen great 
grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of 
friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van 
Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. & Grand Central Ave., 
Horseheads, NY on Sunday, September 8, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 
PM. Mr. Vanderhoff's Funeral Services will be held at the 
Funeral Home on Monday, September 9, 2002 at 11 AM. The Rev. 
Sidney S. Aldrich will officiate. Interment in Maple Grove 
Cemetery in Horseheads, NY.
Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may remember Mr. 
Vanderhoff through memorials to The Chemung County Nursing 
Facility, Resident's Activity Fund, 103 Washington Street, 
Elmira, NY 14901. 
Mr. Vanderhoff's family wishes to thank the Staff of The 
Chemung County Nursing Facility and especially the 5th Floor 
Staff for their compassionate care of their father and 
grandfather.



Sterling M. Vanhousen
SAVONA | Sterling M. VanHousen, 78, of 6 Maple St., passed 
away Friday, July 12, 2002 at his home after a short illness.
He was born February 24, 1924 in Savona, NY to Israel and 
Hildred McDowell VanHousen.
Sterling was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great 
grandfather and brother. He worked as a Deputy Sheriff in the 
1940's and then worked and retired from Corning, Inc. in 1983 
from the Steuben Shipping Department and received his 50 year 
pin in 1999. He was a 56 year member of the Savona Fire 
Department and member of the Savona Federated Church. He 
helped to found the Savona Midget League, was involved in the 
Savona Cub Scouts and was a coach for Bath Babe Ruth. 
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carolyn Jensen 
VanHousen; two sons, Wayne (Dawn) VanHousen of Savona, NY and 
Keith (Denise) VanHousen of Scotia, NY; one sister, Hilda Fox 
of South Bend, Indiana; his mother-in-law, Catherine Rogers of 
Penn Yan, NY; an Aunt, Lucille (Wesley) Barkely of Savona, NY; 
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Andrew Jensen of Florida, 
Don (Jean) Jensen, Dorothy (Billy) Worrell and Elsie (Roger) 
Eighmey all of Penn Yan, NY; three grandchildren, Jenise 
(Steven) Howard of Corning, NY, Kelly (Mark) Gurnsey of 
Savona, NY, David (Carrie Kneale, fiancÚ) of Savona, NY; four 
very special great grandchildren, Garrett Howard, Dakota, 
Sierra and Bryant Gurnsey and several nieces and nephews.
Sterling was predeceased by his parents, one son, Dale 
VanHousen; a brother, Walter VanHousen and special aunt and 
uncle, Ernest and Clara McDowell.
Friends may call at Seager-Jones Funeral Home, 4 E. Washington 
St., Bath, NY Sunday, July 14th from 2:00-4:00 PM and 
7:00-9:00 PM. Funeral Services will be at the funeral home 
Monday July 15th at 11:00 AM with Rev. Sam Stetter 
officiating. Burial will be in Seamans Cemetery, Savona, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southern Tier 
Hospice, Savona Fire Department or to the Humane Society.



Geraldine A.  VanWinkle
CORNING | Geraldine A. VanWinkle, 95 years, formerly of 
Camptown, PA died Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at Founders 
Pavilion following an extended illness.
She was born September 13, 1906 in Jackson Valley, PA, the 
daughter of the late Frank C. and Linda Mae Potts Anderson. 
She had attended Camptown High School.
Geraldine and Clarence Floyd VanWinkle were married, August 
16, 1924 in Elmira, NY. He predeceased her in 1953.
She was employed at the Eclipse Company of Elmira during WWII 
and later at the Campton Dress Co. of Camptown, PA. She 
retired from the Bendix Corp of South Montrose, PA in 1973 
with 21 years service with the company. Following her 
retirement, she dedicated her time to her children & 
grandchildren and traveling.
Geraldine was a member of the Rushville Presbyterian Church, 
and a member & past officer of the Ladies Auxillary of the 
Northeast Bradford V.F.W. Memorial Post #6824, Chapter #498 
Order of the Eastern Star in LeRaysville and a member of the 
Ernestine Rebekah Lodge # 548 in Rush.
Surviving are her daughter & son-in-law, Linda Patrick and 
Charles Edmister of Corning, NY; son and daughter-in-law, 
Gerald & Ellen VanWinkle of Wilton, NH; daughter-in-law, 
Miriam VanWinkle of Lawton, PA, nine grandchildren and sixteen 
great-grandchildren; also several nieces & nephews.
She was predeceased by son, Floyd Lyndon VanWinkle; two 
sisters, Anna Jones and Clara Jones and by three brothers, 
Leon Anderson, Jesse Anderson and her twin Gerald Anderson.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial Service will be 
held in Rushville, PA at the convenience of the family. 
Interment will be held in the family lot in the Rushville 
Cemetery. Arrangements are being made by Haughey Funeral Home, 
216 E. First St., Corning, NY.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given to 
Founders Pavilion, 205 E. First St., Corning, NY 14830.



Clifford A. (Tip)  Vanwoert 
HORSEHEADS | Clifford A. (Tip) VanWoert, 85 years of 15 
Reynolds Drive, formerly of the Caton Rd., Corning, died 
Sunday, August 4, 2002 at his home.
He was born August 13, 1916 in Caton, NY, the son of the late 
John W. and Marie E. Hartman VanWoert.
Mr. VanWoert was a lifetime resident of the area. He was a 
veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp. serving during World War 
II. Clifford and Marion Edith Hemley were married December 27, 
1938 in Corning, NY. He started his employment with Dann's 
Dairy, then became the manager of Tip's Mobil on Park Ave., 
Corning and the manager of the Foodmart Auto Service Center, 
Corning, retiring in 1980. He was a member of The Antique Auto 
Assoc. of America, and the Chemung Valley Antique Auto Club.
Tip was well known as an antique car hobbyist. He enjoyed 
restoring and driving his vintage Fords. The joy of his life 
was his family, his friends and serving people. He always 
looked for the best in others and gave them the best he had. 
His life was an inspiration for all that knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marion; on son, Daryl 
(Christine) VanWoert of Caton, NY; daughters, Denise (Merland) 
Kilburn of Horseheads, NY and Carolyn (William) Drake of 
Norwich, CT; a brother, Elmer (Pauline) VanWoert of Painted 
Post, NY; grandchildren, Scott (Dawn) VanWoert, Brett (Heidi) 
VanWoert, both of Corning, NY; Lynette (Brian) Schlicher, 
Suzanne (Robert) Halm, both of Painted Post, NY and Daryl 
(Kristine) Drake and Kerry (John) Plikus, both of Norwich, CT; 
step-grandchildren, Kelly Cardi of Elmira, and Kammy (Michael) 
Gervais of Delmar, NY; also 9 great-grandchildren; 6 
step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Clifford was predeceased by his sister, Florence Page; great 
grandson, Michael VanWoert and step-grandson-in-law, Robert 
Cardi.
There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service celebrating 
his life will be at the First Presbyterian Church of Painted 
Post, 201 N. Hamilton St., Painted Post, on Friday, August 9, 
2002 at 11:00 am, the Rev. Stephen Sibson officiating.
Arrangements are with the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First 
St., Corning, NY 14830.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations to be given in 
his name to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., 
Corning, NY 14830, The First Presbyterian Church of Painted 
Post, 201 N. Hamilton St., Painted Post, NY 14870, The Central 
Baptist Church, 11791 E. Corning Rd., Corning NY or a charity 
of one's choice.



Juanita N.  VanZile 
HORSEHEADS | Juanita N. VanZile age 77, formerly of 421 
Delevan Avenue, Corning, NY, passed away Thursday, September 
5, 2002 at Elcor Health Services, Horseheads, NY.
 Born in Elmira, NY, April 5, 1925, she was the daughter of 
Charles E. & Hilda R. Coons Morter.
Juanita was a homemaker and attended Quackenbush Methodist 
Church.
She is survived by her husband, Franklin VanZile; two sons and 
daughters-in-law: John and Linda McChesney and Lonnie and 
Diane McChesney, all of Corning, NY; grandchildren: Shawn, 
John Jr., Melissa and Chad McChesney; great grandchildren: 
Susan and Michael; two brothers: Charles Morter Jr., of 
Corning, NY and Lynn Morter of Horseheads, NY.
Friends may call Sunday, September 8th from 2-4 p.m. at the 
H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street, 
Woodhull, NY where funeral and committal services will be 
conducted immediately following visitation at 4 p.m. The Rev. 
Daniel Barner will officiate. Burial will be in Woodhull 
Cemetery.



Herman Monroe Vogt 
HAMMONDSPORT | Herman Monroe Vogt 69 of Lake Wales, FL. passed 
away early Saturday morning at the Heart of Florida Regional 
Medical Center in Davenport, FL.
He was born in Hammondsport, NY on February 13, 1933 the son 
of Frederick and Lottie Morse Vogt. He was a veteran of the US 
Navy and a retired machinist. He will be sadly missed by his 
Loved ones.
Surviving are his children, Sheila Buckle of Bath, Michele 
Smith of Lake Wales, FL, Charlene Flanery of Bath, Steven Vogt 
of Bradford, Kevin Vogt of Bath, Jeffrey Vogt of Bath and Mark 
Vogt of Prattsburgh, 21 grandchildren, former wife, Clara 
Campbell of Bath, several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Tuesday, April 2, 2002 from 10 a.m. to Noon 
at the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport where funeral 
services will take place at Noon. Rev. Samuel A. Setter will 
officiate and interment will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, 
Hammondsport.



Margaret Louise  vonder Recke 
EAST AURORA, NY | Margaret Louise vonder Recke, 81, a woman 
who traveled the world during her life, died Sunday (March 3, 
2002) after a long illness at her residence in the Waters of 
Aurora Park in East Aurora.
The former Margaret Lipinski was born in Corning in 1920 and 
attended parochial schools in Corning. After graduating from 
high school, she joined the U.S. Coast Guard and served in the 
women's division of the Coast Guard, called the "Spars".
During World War II, vonder Recke was stationed in places 
including Massachu-setts, Palm Beach, Fla., and Hawaii.
After the war, vonder Recke worked for the Veterans 
Administration in Buffalo, for the U.S. federal government in 
Germany, and for the New York State Department of Labor 
Standards in Rochester. She retired from the labor department.
Survivors include three sons, Eric of Singapore, Hans of 
Tokyo, Japan and Philip of London, England; five 
grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Salvatore of Warren, N.J.; 
several nieces and nephews and close friend, Mary Scianni.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be said on April 2, 
at 9:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 520 
Oakwood Ave., East Aurora. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus 
Cemetery, Cheektowaga. 



Hildegard Waddell
Hildegard Waddell age 75, of Sarasota, FL, born June 26, 1926 
in Cologne, Germany, the daughter of the late Gerhard and 
Gertrude Arnemann, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 
the home of her daughter in Corning.
She is survived by her husband, Lloyd A. Waddell of Sarasota, 
FL; daughter Julie Kane; grandchildren Michael and Jennifer 
Kane all of Corning; brother Sepp Arnemann of Hamburg, 
Germany. 
Private Service will be held at the convenience of the family. 
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Southern 
Tier Hospice, 11751 Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, in her 
memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Barrett 
Funeral Home, Elmira.



John Baxter  Wait 
WATKINS GLEN, NY | John Baxter Wait age 79, of Watkins Glen, 
NY died May 29, 2002 at Seneca View S.N.F., Montour Falls, NY.
Private funeral services will be held at the family's 
convenience.
He is survived by children: Wendy (Craig) Royal of Troutman, 
NC, Christopher (Lisa Edwards) Wait of Watkins Glen and 
Denisse (Kenneth) Toal of Batavia, NY; step-children: Marylou 
Caldwell Thompson of Watkins Glen and Robert Caldwell of 
Watkiins Glen; grandchildren: Liberty (Ken) Green of Troutman, 
NC, Michael Serefine of Mooresville, NC, Nathan Farnsworth of 
the U.S. Navy, Corey Royal of Troutman, NC and Cassandra Wait 
of Watkins Glen, NY; sister-in-law, Katherine Wait of Gowanda, 
NY; 2 nieces and a nephew. 
He was predeceased by his wife, E. Ann Wait in 1993; brother, 
James Wait and parents, Jay and Nellie James Wait.
John was a veteran of WWII, serving in the Air Force; was a 
graduate of RIT University; and an amateur sports car 
enthusiast.
Memorials may be directed to the Watkins Glen Motor Racing 
Research Library, 610 S. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891. 
Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home.



Grace T.  Wallace
ADDISON | Grace T. Wallace, 67, of 8741 Smith Hill Road, 
Addison died Monday, May 6, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital 
in Sayre, PA. Mrs. Wallace was born in Campbell, NY, September 
2, 1934 the daughter of the late Howard and Trellis (Burley) 
Chapin. She was the former owner of the Flamingo Lounge in 
Bath and Hollow Grocery in Campbell. She was a member of the 
Southern Tier Blue Grass Association.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, James T. Wallace 
of Addison, NY; her daughter, Cheryl (Edward) Newman of 
Campbell, NY; 3 sons, James T. Wallace Jr. of Bath, NY, 
Lawrence Edward (Pam) Wallace of Savona, NY and Jeffrey Howard 
(Lorrie) Wallace of Bath, NY; 7 grandchildren, James T. 
Wallace III, Amanda L. Wallace, Jeffery J. Wallace, Sondra L. 
Newman, William Hilligus, Bradley and Joshua; 6 sisters, 
Dorothy Clark of Corning, NY, Irene Mesler (Charles Harvey) of 
Bath, NY, Pauline (Lloyd) Vasoure of Arkansas, Marion Rosell 
of Wayland, NY, Doris (Thomas) Taylor of Clearwater, FL and 
Phyllis (David) Ferris of Bath, NY; sisters-in-law, Audrey 
Fisk of Florida, Betty Heisey of Lancaster, PA, Grace (John) 
Huss of Lancaster, PA and Mary (Robert) Coble of Willow 
Street, PA; brothers-in-law, Robert (Betty) Wallace, Arthur 
(Jennie) Wallace and Lawrence (Carol) Wallace all of 
Lancaster, PA and Jasper Kennedy of Coatsville, PA; her uncle, 
Gil Quick of Campbell, NY and several nieces and nephews. She 
was predeceased by her parents; brother, Robert Fisk; 
sister-in-law, Marium Kennedy and brothers-in-law, Edward and 
Clarence Wallace.
Friends may call today, May 9, 2002 from 1:00-3:00 and 
6:00-8:00 PM at Fagan's Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St., 
Bath. Funeral Services will be Friday at 11:00 AM at the 
funeral home with Reverend Robert Tuttle officiating. Burial 
will be in Hope Cemetery, Campbell.



George W. Washburn 
BATH, NY | George W. Washburn 45 passed away March 12, 2002 
after a long battle with Pancreatic Cancer.
George was born February 22, 1957. George received his 
education in Bath, NY. He was self employed, and worked many 
years at Bath Rug. George loved life, and his family. He was 
the family clown, always the first to lend a helping hand, and 
a true hero in our lives. He enjoyed fishing, 
autobody/mechanics, carpentry, being a skilled, and talented 
man, he was a Jack of all Trades.
George was the proud husband of Cathy Galvan Washburn of Bath. 
They were first married on September 7, 1974, separated for 16 
years, and as true love would have it, they remarried on 
August 16, 1997. He was a loving father to daughters, Mary Jo 
(Randy) Mann of Watertown, Jessica Washburn of Bath, and two 
step-daughters, Alicia and Tia Nowicki of Campbell and a 
devoted grandfather (PA) to his four Grandchildren, Devin, 
Desaray, Destiny Smith of Watertown, and Helaina Hojnoski of 
Bath. In his own words, "I LOVE YOU...WITH ALL MY HEART". 
George is also survived by his mother, Mary E. Washburn of 
Bath; father, Stewart Washburn of Naples; four brothers, 
Billy, Harold (Laurie) Washburn of Manchester, Rich (Barb) 
Washburn of Penn Yan, Charlie and Joe (Becky) Washburn of 
Bath; four sisters, Cathy Pierce of Bradford, Rose (Corey) 
Rice, Marion (Delos) Bush and Betty Washburn of Bath. Also 
Rodney Hoad of Bradford, a good friend, and brother-in-law to 
be. George is an admired uncle to several nieces and nephew.
Calling hours are being observed Friday, March 15, 2002 from 
1:00 to 3:00 pm and 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Bond-Davis Funeral 
Home of Bath where funeral services will be held at 8:00 pm at 
the conclusion of calling hours, the Reverend Kathy Greene 
officiating. The family will supply all flowers. Those wishing 
may make donations, in George's memory, c/o Cathy Washburn.



Adrian Gould  Weaver
WELLSBORO, PA | Adrian Gould Weaver, 81, of One Adrian Lane, 
Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, died at his home Tuesday, 12 
February, 2002 from congestive heart failure. 
He was an engineer for the IBM Corporation for 33 years, 
during which he was Manager of the Glendale and Vestal 
Laboratories, Director of Engineering Standards and retired as 
Director of Product Safety in 1984. Previously he had worked 
at Bell Aircraft in Buffalo, New York and Parsons Aircraft in 
Traverse City, Michigan. 
He was born 12 June 1920 in Corning, New York, the only child 
of Forrest Merrick and Jennie Nellie (Gould) Weaver. Adrian 
graduated from Corning Northside High School in 1938. He 
earned a B.A. at Colgate University in 1943 and a M.S. in 
Industrial Management from the Sloan School at the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1978, Adrian was 
named by President Jimmy Carter to a six-year term as Member 
and Vice Chairman of the United States Metric Board.
He was married for 53 years to Gladys Frick Weaver of Elmira, 
New York. She preceded him in death on 1 December 1995. In 
1988 Adrian and Gladys moved to Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. There 
they were involved in family geneology, St. Paul's Church and 
the Tioga County Historical Society. Gardening and landscaping 
were two of their passions.
He is survived by three sons: Thomas and wife, Margaret of 
Arlington, Virginia, John and wife, Dana Downie of Fremont, 
California and Robert and wife, Leslie of Los Alamos, New 
Mexico; four grandchildren: Christopher and wife Kathryn, 
Michael, Jennifer and David; and several cousins.
Funeral service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 
Wellsboro at 1 P.M., Saturday, 16 February 2002. Burial at the 
Wellsboro Cemetery will follow immediately for family members 
only.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the 
Gladys Frick Weaver Nursing Award, the Mansfield University 
Foundation, Inc., Alumni House, Mansfield, Pennsylvania 16933. 
Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life 
Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA.



Jeannine w.  Webb 
Jeannine W. Webb, Age 70, of 7660 Lodge Road, Addison N.Y. 
entered into rest, Saturday August 17th 2002 at Corning 
Hospital, with her family by her side.
 Born in Corning N.Y. September 8th 1931, she was the daughter 
of Lee and Erma Gould Williams.
A graduate of Addison Central School, she was brought up in 
the Borden Baptist Church, and was a former member of the 
Daughters of the American Revolution.
She was a loving mother and grandmother.
Jeannine was the former owner-operator of Mikes Pizza Parlor 
of Addison and was presently the manager of the Pinnacle State 
Park Restaurant.
She married Oscar F. (Jack) Webb, January 1st 1950, he 
preceded her in death June 1st 1971.
She is survived by three sons and two daughters in law, Lee 
and Janet Webb of Wilmington, Ohio; Mark Webb of Addison N.Y., 
and Michael and Dawn Webb of Delmar, Maryland.
Two daughters and a son in law, Tammy Stuart and Jodi & 
Michael Crane of Addison, N.Y.
Her brother and sister in law, Stafford and Ila Williams of 
Horseheads, N.Y.
Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, several great 
grandchildren and two nephews.
Friends may call Tuesday August 20th from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the 
H.P. Smith & Son Inc Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, 
N.Y. where funeral services will be conducted, Wednesday at 11 
AM.
The Rev. Dr. Peter Marr, will officiate, Burial will be in Elk 
Creek Cemetery, Borden.
Memorials will be received in Jeannine's memory for the 
Corning Area Youth Center, 79 Flint Ave, Corning N.Y. 14830.



Myrtle 'Mert' L.  Webster
BIG FLATS | Myrtle L. Webster age 72 of Reasor Hollow Rd. Big 
Flats, died Saturday July 27, 2002 at home surrounded by her 
loving family. She was born July 15, 1930 in Omega, OK the 
daughter of Luther and Stella Carpenter Gorman. She married 
Richard L. Webster in Enid, OK on April 30, 1952. He 
predeceased her on March 28, 1996. Mert attended the Big Flats 
Wesleyan Church and was a former employee of Minier's Market 
in Big Flats and Sorge's Restaurant in Corning. She was a 
loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by three daughters and son-in-law, Connie 
Dembey of Elmira, Kathryn Wilson of Painted Post, Renee and 
Bob Kolcun of Cicero, NY; four sons and daughters-in-law, 
Robert and Susan Webster of Lima, NY, Richard and Cheryl 
Webster of Palm Bay, FL, Thomas and Maryjo Webster of Elmira, 
Timothy Webster of Big Flats; 19 grandchildren; 7 great 
grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A daughter LouAnn 
Webster predeceased her in Feb. 1966.
Friends may call at Hills Funeral Home Big Flats on Tuesday, 
July 30, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Funeral Service will be 
held 10 AM Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Bern 
Lytle officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in 
Painted Post. Memorial donations may be made in Mert's name to 
American Diabetes Association or the American Heart 
Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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