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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.