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Thomas Madigan Webster POTSDAM, NY | Thomas Madigan Webster, age 46, of 124 Main St., Potsdam, NY passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2002 as the result of a motorcycle accident in the town of Bangor in Franklin County. There will be a time of remembrance for family and friends at the family home on 124 Main St., Potsdam at 10 am on Monday, July 15, 2002. Burial will follow at the Bayside Cemetery at 11 AM. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Home in Potsdam, NY on Sunday, July 14, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9. On Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at St. Mary's Church at 10 am in Corning, NY there will be a memorial service. In lieu of flowers, the family strongly suggest contributions instead. Those can be made to the Potsdam Humane Society, 17 Madrid Ave., Potsdam, NY or to the Potsdam Public Library @ Civic Center Potsdam, NY 13676. Among his survivors are his loving wife Carol Webster; a son Adam Webster and daughter Allison Marie Webster, both of Potsdam, NY; a sister and brother-in-law Anne and Reda Iskandar of Durham, NC; a brother Frank Webster of New Jersey; his mother-in-law Evelyn Thurst-on of Corning, NY; brothers-in-law Tommy and Francis (Debbie) Thurston of Corning, NY; sister-in-law Susan and Mike Icobelli of Chester, NY; his nephews Mike and Andy Iskandar, David Bates, Alex, Ryan and Tylar Thurston and George Icobelli and his beloved pets Murphy, Max, Messier and McGinty. He was predeceased by his parents. Thomas M. Webster, a native of Corning, NY, was born on January 15, 1956 in Corning, NY to John and Mary Madigan Webster. Mr. Webster was a graduate of C/PP East High in Corning, NY in 1974. On April 15, 1978, in St. Patrick's Church in Corning, NY, he was married to Carol Thurston. Mr. Webster was employed by CSX (formerly Con Rail) since 1977 as a locomotive engineer in Massena, NY. He was the top student and graduate of his class at the Locomotive Engineering School in New Haven, Conn. He was also the acting president of the local 227 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He loved watching his children play sports, his family and the New York Yankees and Giants. He loved to ride his bike. Herbert S. Welch TARPON SPRINGS, FL | Herbert S. Welch, 89, of IHS Nursing Home in Tarpon Springs, FL formerly of Corning died March 20, 2002 in Tarpon Springs. He was born October 20, 1912 in Corning the son of Charles and Jessie (Gridley) Welch. He was a graduate of CFA High School and a US Air Force veteran serving during W.W.II. He received the Air Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross. Herbert retired from Corning Community College and Corning Incorporated. He is survived by several nieces and nephews; special friends, William White and William Clement. He was predeceased by his parents, sisters, Harriet Welch and Beatrice Shilberger, brother, Charles Welch and Raymond Welch. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, NY on Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 11:00a.m. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Herbert to the Caton United Methodist Church. Acly-Stover Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. Harry J. Welsh BRADFORD | Harry J. Welsh, age 82, of Lamoka Lake Rd., Bradford, formerly of Dundee & Corning, NY died peacefully Friday, March 15, 2002 in the comfort of his home. Mr. Welsh was born December 21, 1919 in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, the son of the late John E. and Mabel Bailey Welsh. On June 24, 1944 in Williamsport, PA, he married the former Marion E. Tormey. They have lived in the area since 1950; and along the shore of Lamoka Lake since 1962. Mr. Welsh was a retired Train Dispatcher having worked for 38 years in various locations in NY and Pennsylvania; employed by the NY Central, Penn Central and finally Conrail, retiring in 1979. He was a member of the Weston Presbyterian Church, a former member of the Dundee Presbyterian Church, a former member of the O.R.T. which stands for Order of Railroad Telegraphers, and the American Train Dispatchers Assoc. A.T.D.A. He was a life member of the Tyrone Fire Department, and an avid sportsman who loved to hunt and fish. He is loved and will be missed by his wife of 57 years, Marion T. Welsh at home; a son, John "Ben" (Darlene) Welsh of Middlesex, NY; a daughter, Jean Marie (Don) Kosty of Lamoka Lake; 3 sisters, Alpha Ayers of New Milford, PA, Geraldine Barker of Shamokin Dam, PA and Elsie Jane Miller of North Carolina; 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Honoring the family wishes, there are no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held Friday (Mar. 22) at 11:00 a.m. in the Weston Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jane Winters officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Tyrone Union Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Weston Presbyterian Church, 510 Route 23, Wayne, NY 14893; or the Tyrone Fire Department, Tyrone, NY 14887. Arrangements are under the direction of the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee. Harry B. Werner, M.D. BATH, NY | Harry B. Werner, M.D. age 88 of Bath, N.Y. died at home on Wednesday afternoon April 3, 2002. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services were held in the Chapel at the Bath Veterans Administra-tion, Bath, NY on Friday April 5, 2002 at 12:00 noon Rabbi Miriam Biatch of Congre-gation B'nai Israel of Elmira officiated. Interment followed in the Bath National Cemetery. The family provided flowers; those wishing may make memorials to the Southern Tier Hospice 185 E. Corning Rd. Corning, N.Y. 14830 or The Bath Ambulance Corp 110 E. Steuben St. Bath, NY. 14810 or Congregation B'nai Israel P.O. Box 3481 Elmira, N.Y. 14905. He is survived by his wife Anne (Cohn) of 59 years; daughter Ellen of New York City and her 3 children Daniel (Melisa); Benjamin and Sarah Hodges (Curtis); son and daughter-in-law Dr. David and Susan Werner of State College, PA and their 3 children Michael (Marla), Deborah and Sharon. Dr. Werner was born in New York City on July 26, 1913, the son of Louis and Sara Werner. He and Anne Cohn were married in New York City in August of 1942. A graduate of the University of Vermont in 1937 and University of Vermont Medical School in 1941. He was a Diplomat of the American College of Surgeons and a Follow of the American Board of Urology, a U.S. Army Veteran, an avid gardener and golfer. His retirement was spent pursuing his hobbies and spending time with his family. Dr. Werner was a retired Urologist from the Bath V.A. Center from 1948-1982. Arrangements by Holly-Keck & Baker, Inc. Funeral home. Ruth S. Westberry CORNING, NY | Ruth S. Westberry, age 83, of College Avenue, Corning, NY died Friday, May 17, 2002 at her home. Ruth was born on April 17, 1919 in Clarendon, NY, the daughter of Albert and Etta (Snell) Simmons. She was a graduate of Holley High School, and the Elim Bible Institute. She married John Westberry in Hornell in 1943 and was preceded in death by him in 1985. Her survivors include her three sons; John (MaryJane) Westberry, Jr., of Corning, Leonard (Susan) Westberry of Colonial Heights, VA, and Albert (Pam) Westberry of Colonial Heights, VA, 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 from 1-3 and from 6-8PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 E. Pulteney, where funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8:00PM with Reverend Vincent Cooper and Reverend John Cramer officiating. Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery, Painted Post. Memorial donations may be made in Ruth's name to a charity of ones choice. Walter s. Westberry CORNING | Walter S. Westberry, age 33, of Corning passed away Sunday, June 2, 2002 at Corning Hospital. He was born August 11, 1968 in Corning, NY. Walter is survived by his grandmother, Vera Crane; mother and stepfather, Laura and Jack Harter of Corning; father, Leonard Westberry of VA; stepsisters, Ruth Hall of Corning, Karen (Carmen) Spart of Campbell, Susan (Joe) Longo of Atlanta, GA and Tracey (Jeff) Phillips of Charlotte, NC, along with many aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning on Friday, June 7, 2002 from 10AM-12 Noon. Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours, 12 noon. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery Annex, Corning. Doris L. Wetmore PRATTSBURGH, NY | Doris L. Wetmore, age 74 of 22 Pratt St., Prattsburgh, NY, died Sat., Sept. 14, 2002 at Highland Hospital in Rochester, NY. Doris was born Jan. 8, 1928 in Pitcher, NY and was the daughter of Ralph T. and Elsie Abbey Smith. She was retired from the Prattsburgh Central School custodial staff, active with the American Legion Aux. and served on the Flower Festival Committee. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Ralph "Stubb" Wetmore; children: Judy (Fred) Butts of Mayodan, NC, Sandy (Tom) Wiedrick of Palmyra, NY and Dusty (Jan) Wetmore of Prattsburgh, NY; grandchildren, Candy (David) Hetzler, Tina (Dan) Lamphier, Steven (Carrie Maylin) Bullock, Keri, Kyle and Kasey Wetmore; 5 great grandchildren: sister, Alberta Campbell of Prattsburgh, NY and brother, Merton (Helen) Smith of Pittsburgh, PA. She was predeceased by her sisters, Elizabeth Smith Force, Merill and Shirley Smith and her brother, Frederick Smith. Friends may call on Wed. from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Bottoni-Wood Funeral Home in Prattsburgh. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Thurs. at 11 with burial at Rural Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Legion Aux., the Prattsburgh Protectives or the Volunteer Ambulance Corp. Beatrice L. Wheaton N. COHOCTON | Beatrice L. Wheaton, age 85, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 12, 2002 at the Hornell Gardens Nursing Facility. Beatrice was born December 15, 1916 in Cohocton, a daughter of Clarence & Flora (Harter) Lander. She was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during WWII as a Yeoman 3rd Class. She married W. Merle Wheaton on June 1, 1947 in Cohocton. He predeceased her on March 10, 1995. She was a member of the Cohocton 1st Presbyterian Church and a past board member of the E. J. Cottrell Memorial Library. She is survived by a sister, Donna J. Wilkins of Hornell; a nephew, Terry D. Wilkins of Cohocton; a dear friend, Linda Sick of Cohocton and many nieces, nephew, cousins and dear friends. Friends may call 7-9 pm Tuesday at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home, Wayland, where a funeral service will be held 11 am Wednesday with Rev. Thomas Montgomery & Rev. Dean Bembower officiating. Burial will be in Clearview Cemetery, N. Cohocton. Contributions may be made to the E. J. Cottrell Memorial Library, the Cohocton 1st Presbyterian Church or the Cohocton Ambulance Corps., in memory of Beatrice L. Wheaton. Harold H. Wheaton AMERON MILLS | Harold Harvey Wheaton, age 81 of 5002 County Route 21, Cameron Mills, New York, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at St. James Mercy Hospital, Hornell, New York after a long illness. Born in Cameron Township October 21st 1920, Harold was the son of Harvey and Ina Gamet Wheaton. A 1936 graduate of Addison Central School, he married Inez A. Brewer, July 3rd 1942. She preceded him in death June 9th 1995. A life long farmer, he and his wife operated a dairy farm in the town of Cameron until their retirement. He was a member of the Hedgesville Presbyterian Church and was master of Hedgesville Grange #1492 for many years. He is survived by five sons and daughters-in-law: Steven and Christine Wheaton of Jasper, NY, Lynn and Barbara Wheaton and Bryan and Luann Wheaton of Cameron Mills, NY, Neil and Nimnoun Wheaton of Tampa, Florida and Wilson and Nancy Wheaton of Corpus Christi, Texas; two daughters and sons-in-law: Melody and Robert Manley of Jasper, NY and Mildred and Michael Haslam of Arlington, Texas; sister, Verda Leach of Zephyrhills, FL, 20 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Friends may call Friday, February 22nd from 7-9 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street, Woodhull, New York. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Hedgesville Presbyterian Church. Pastor Donald Peak will officiate. Burial will be in Hedgesville Cemetery. Memorials will be recieved for the Hedgesville Presbyterian Church, c/o Ronald McCaig, 5781 Merring Road, Addison, NY 14801. Donald A. Wheaton SAN MATEO, FL | Donald A. Wheaton, 88, formerly of Hornell, entered into rest Tuesday (April 2) at his daughter's home in San Mateo, FL following a long illness. Mr. Wheaton was born Jan. 28, 1914 in Andover, NY to Clinton and Susan Halley Wheaton. He married Elizabeth M. Lewis July 7, 1934 in Wheatfield, NY; she survives. He was predeceased by four sisters: Leeta Rogers, Betty Cummings, Mary Crittenden and Edythe Greene; one brother, Clayton Wheaton; two sons-in-law, Truman Johnson and John S. Cianciosi. He was a heavy equipment operator for Alfred Atlas Sand & Gravel in Alfred Station for 20 years retiring in 1977. After retiring, he and his wife moved to Hallandale, FL where he was a member of the Christ Independent Methodist Church in Palatka, FL where he was known as the "pie man" for all the many delicious pies he made for his church. In addition to his wife Elizabeth, whom he had been married to for 67 years, he is survived by a son, Clinton (Jane Ann) Wheaton of Addison, one daughter, Sandra Cianciosi-Johnson of Hallandale, FL; one sister, Sarah Marsh of Wellsville, NY; 7 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, 4 step-great grandchildren and several foster children. The family will receive friends from 1-2 PM Sunday (April 7) at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main St., Canisteo where a funeral service will be held immediately following calling hours at 2:00 PM. Committal service and burial will be in North Bingham Cemetery, North Bingham, PA. Memorials, in the name of Donald Wheaton, may be made to the American Heart Association. Ina 'Marion' Wheeler Ina "Marion" Wheeler of Caton, NY, age 68, formerly of Tioga, PA, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, September 14, 2002 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert F. Wheeler, in 1984 and her father, Thomas "Madison" Tebo in 1985. Surviving are her mother, Esther Tebo, brother Thomas (Peg) Tebo, sister Ruth (Clifford) Cornell, children Robert C. (Yvonne) Wheeler of Rochester, NY, Cindy (Rick) Stone of Poland, ME, and Debra Wheeler (Wyman Lambert) of Elmira, NY, along with 9 beloved grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Caton United Methodist Church and Caton Grange. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904 Monday, September 16, 2002 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at 2 p.m. The Rev. Betty Bement will officiate. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Elmwood Cemetery in Caton, NY. Memorial donations may be made to the Caton United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, Hendy Hollow Road, Corning, NY 14830 or to the Falck Cancer Center c/o Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905. Those wishing may leave a "Candle of Remembrance" at www.olthof.com. Curtis E. White Curtis E. White, 85, of 305 West Washington Street, Bath, died Friday, May 17, 2002 at the Corning Hospital. He was born in Big Flats, NY, February 18, 1917, the son of the late Edward and Ethel (Hilton) White. He was retired from Corning Glass after 43 years. He was married to Elizabeth Plubell White, April 15, 1967, with whom he celebrated 35 years of marriage this past April. A veteran of many battles, T/Sgt. Curtis E. White of Main plant melting had been awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action with the Ninth Infantry division in Normandy. He was wounded first in Tunisia and again in France, but rejoined his company. The presentation of the fourth highest military award was made to Sgt. White somewhere in the fighting zone by the commander of his division, Maj. Gen. Manton S. Eddy. Mr. White was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. in Corning, a member of the Charles E. Wescott American Legion Post 173 and St. Mary's Church in Bath. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Plubell White of Bath and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 3 brothers, Floyd, Ralph and Ernest and his sister, Marie Clark. Funeral services will be held today, Monday, May 20th, at 1:00 PM at Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath with the Reverend Richard Shatzel officiating. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Curtis's name may be made to the American Heart Association, Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049. Marjorie E. Whitesell REXVILLE, NY | Marjorie E. Whitesell, 70 of 1030 County Rt. 98, Rexville, NY, died Aug. 11, 2002 at Corning Hospital. She was born Oct. 25, 1931 in Prattsburgh, NY the daughter of Delbert and Ema Francis and raised by her step-parents, William and Mae Faulkner. On April 6, 1966 she married Francis Whitesell in Elkland, PA. She was a homemaker, dairy farmer, and care giver to the elderly. Survivors include her husband of 43 years, two sons of Rexville, Henry (Helen) Whitesell and Dennis Whitesell; five daughters, Nancy (Jeff) Empson of Ft. Stewart, GA, Ann (Dan) Cogar of Naples, FL, Lillian (Shawn) Delill and Amy Whitesell of Rexville and Shirley (Mitch) Whitesell Ryan of Myrtle Beach, SC, 19 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends. Calling hours will be held at the West Union Mennonite Church Wednesday Aug. 14th 5pm to 9pm and Thurs. Aug. 15th 10am to 11am. Funeral services will be held at the West Union Memmonite Church at 11am Thurs., Aug. 15th, officiated by the Rev. Glenn Brubaker and the Rev. Robert Walters. Internment will be at the Ulysses Cemetery 12:30pm Aug. 15th. The family request those wishing to send memorials please do so care of Francis Whitesell, 1030 County Rd. 98, Rexville, NY 14877 and flowers are gratefully declined. Arrangements are under the direction of the Howard's Funeral Home, 931 Maple Ave., Whitesville, NY. Frederick M. Wilcox Frederick M. Wilcox, age 77, of Sturrock Street, Wellsboro, Pa., died June 22, 2002 at home. He was the husband of Roena B. Copp Wilcox, whom he married March 14, 1946. Fred was born January 15, 1925 in Wellsboro, Pa., the son of the late Claude and Martha Miller Wilcox. He was a resident of Corning, N.Y., for 40 years, a resident of Wellsboro, Pa., for the last 10 years, and was a retired owner/operator of the former Corning Trophy House, Corning, N.Y. He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Wellsboro, Pa., the Wellsboro Veterans Club, American Legion Post #84, Wellsboro, a Sexton of St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery, and he loved to play golf. He was a U.S. Army Air Force Veteran, World War II. Surviving other than his wife are daughters and sons-in-law, Marcia and Jim Allen, Torrington, Ct., and Kelly and Ron Kimball, Corning, N.Y.; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Donna Wilcox, Webster, N.Y., and Daniel and Belva Wilcox, Addison, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marie Hubba of Wellsboro, Pa., and Claudia and Stuart Woodson, Rich-mond, Va.; brothers, Richard Wilcox, Pinellas Park, Fla., and Jack Wilcox, Wellsboro, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, Pa., today (Monday, June 24) from 7:00-9:00 P.M. A Vigil Service will be held at 8:30 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, June 25, 2002, at 10:00 A.M. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Central Avenue, Wellsboro, Pa., with the Rev. Peter Menghini officiating. Burial in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be sent to St. Peter's Cemetery Fund, Central Avenue, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901, or Laurel Home Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Glenn r. Wilcox PAINTED POST, NY | Glenn R. Wilcox, 81, of 250 N. Hamilton Street, Painted Post died Saturday, March 9, 2002 at the Corning Hospital. Mr. Wilcox was born in Ridgebury, PA on November 25, 1920, the son of the late Frank and Bessie (Horning) Wilcox. He was a Master Mechanic for IUOE Local 832 for 30 years. He served in the Army during WWII from 1942 to 1946. Glenn was a member of the Campbell American Legion Post 1279. He is survived by his wife, Mary Wilcox of Painted Post, NY; his daughter, Linda Huhn and his son Joe Wilcox both of Michigan; his 2 step daughters, Marilyn (Donald) Moore of Corning, NY and Deborah Carl of Maryland; 3 sisters, 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 13th at 1:30 PM at the Bath National Cemetery with Reverend Linda Leibhart officiating. Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath is in charge of arrangements. Janet Lou Veeder Wilcox COHOCTON | Janet Lou Wilcox, wife, mother & grandmother, age 70, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2002 at her home. Janet was born October 28, 1931 in Cohocton, a daughter of Orlo & Margaret Veeder. She was a graduate of the Cohocton High School. She married Robert A. Wilcox on October 14, 1950 in Cohocton. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Robert; 3 sons: James of Alamo, CA, Alan of Naples, NY and Douglas of Richmond, CA; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; 3 sisters: Joanne Cole of Fourth Lake, Elinor Reynolds of Rochester and Peggy Mehlenbacher of Dansville; 2 brothers: Arthur Veeder of Dansville and Richard Veeder of Pittsford; several nieces, nephews & cousins. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 am, Saturday, March 9 at the Cohocton Presbyterian Church, Maple Ave. with Rev. Thomas Montgomery officiating. Memorials may be made to Southern Tier Hospice or the Ontario-Yates Hospice in memory of Janet L. Wilcox. The Baird-Moore Funeral Home, 154 S. Main St., Naples has the honor of arranging the funeral service for Mrs. Wilcox. Lula Jane Wilcox CORNING | Lula Jane Wilcox, age 100, of Brewster Street, Painted Post, NY, died Monday, February 4, 2002 at Founders Pavilion in Corning. She was born in East Campbell, NY on September 2, 1901, the daughter of Leroy and Minnie (Stevens) Wixson. She was the wife of the late Arthur Manoogian and William Wilcox. Lula attended the Little Red School House in East Campbell and worked for the Ingersoll-Rand in Painted Post for over 24 years. Lula was a member of the First Baptist Church in Painted Post and the ingersoll-Rand Retirees. Lula loved painting, traveling, gardening and bowling. She was preceded in death by a son, Richard; a daughter, Alta Miller; several brothers and sisters; and a granddaughter, Sandra Lee Manoogian. Her survivors include two daughters: Eva Farr of Corning, NY and Doris (Bob) Opelt of Bedford, TX; one son, Armond (Eleanor) Manoogian of Erin, NY; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special niece, Madeline (Edward) Ruter of Addison. Friends may call on Saturday, February 9, 2002 from 1-3 PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., Corning, NY where funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 3:00 PM with the Reverend Gary McCaslin officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice. Richard C. Wilhelm WATKINS GLEN, NY | Richard C. Wilhelm, age 80 of 398 Summit Avenue, Watkins Glen, NY, passed away on June 4, 2002 at Corning Hospital. Richard was born on August 27, 1921 in the Town of Corning, the son of the late George & Addie Dusenbery Wilhelm. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marjorie Thomason Wilhelm; daughters, Linda of San Diego, CA, Annette & Boston Martin of Burdett, NY and Brenda of Hopewell, NJ; sisters: Ann Freeman of Lawrenceville, PA, Cora English of Lindley, NY and Clara English of Painted Post, NY; sister-in-law, Helen Thomason Anstee of St. Petersburg, FL; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Wilhelm retired in 1983 after being employed as Buildings Maintenance Supervisor of Schuyler County for 16 years. He earlier retired from Home Gas Co., Dundee, NY. He served in the US Navy, Naval Construction Battalion 5th NCB, and 41st NCB, from October 1942 to November 1945. He was stationed in Kodiak, Alaska and Guam. Mr. Wilhelm was a 50 year member and past master of Lamoka Masonic Lodge #463 F&AM of Tyrone, NY. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #1208 of Wayne, NY and past master of Crystal Valley Grange. He served as a member of the Board of Education at Dundee Central School and was an Assessor for the Town of Tyrone. Mr. Wilhelm was a life member of the Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Association. At the request of his family, private services will be held at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY at their convenience. Burial will take place in Seaman Cemetery, Savona, NY. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Fannie Williammee DRAGOON, AZ | Fannie Williammee passed away Dec. 21, 2001 in Dragoon, AZ. She was born Dec. 14, 1943 to the late Frank and Flossie (Aldrich) Phelps in Nelson, PA. Fannie married Louis Williammee on July 13, 1964 in Morris, PA. She enjoyed going to flea markets and loved animals. She is survived by her husband, Louis Williammee; sons, Gary (Jonda) Williammee, Tim (Raini) Williammee; 2 grandchildren; sister, Beatrice Stratton; brothers, John (Alberta) Phelps, Winston Phelps, Milton Phelps, Edward (Mary) Phelps, Frederick Phelps, George (Rosemary) Phelps and James (Sharon) Phelps; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, Dave & Gladys Williammee and Art & Virginia Williammee. She was predeceased by a daughter Kathy; sister Doris and brothers Robert and LeRoy. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM April 27, 2002 at Memorial Gardens, Mansfield Road, Wellsboro, PA. Josephine C. (Lottie) Williams CAMERON MILLS | Josephine C. (Lottie) Williams, died on August 5, 2002 at home. She was born in Elyria, Ohio on October 28, 1919, the daughter of Stanley and Antonette Yarka. In 1939, she was married to Clarence R. Williams who predeceased her in 1978. Lottie was also predeceased by nine brothers and two sisters. Lottie was a postmaster in Cameron retiring after 28 years and had been a communicant of St. Catherine's Church in Addison, NY. Lottie had also been active in many organizations, including volunteer ambulance, Catholic Daughters, senior citizen, R.S.V.P., and she was an usher at Corning Summer Theater. Surviving are three daughters, Deanna (Butch) Cole, with whom she lived, Eva (James) Russo of Bath, and Kathleen (Keith) McNutt of Deerfield, NH; three sons, Clarence "Butch" (Mary) Williams of Cameron Mills, Robert (Doreen) Williams of Tinmouth, VT, and Philip (Kathy) Williams of Shinglehouse, PA. She was also survived by twenty grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Thursday, August 8th from 1:00-3:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM in Fagan's Funeral Home, 31 West Morris Street, Bath, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, August 9th at 10:00 AM at St. Mary's Church, Bath, with the Rev. Richard Shatzel officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials in Josephine's name may be made to Cameron Volunteer Fire Department or Cameron Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Darrell "Dude" E. Wilson ROCHESTER, NY | Darrell "Dude" E. Wilson, 57 of Rochester, NY, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2002 following a period of declining health. He was born on August 10, 1944 in Wellsboro, PA to the late Kendall & Norma Wilson. Darrell is survived by his mother, Norma of Lindley, NY; wife, Helen Wilson of Lindley, NY and their children: Darrell Wilson, Kelly (Garrett) Schoener both of Lindley, NY, Earl Wilson of Bath, NY and Casey Wilson of Painted Post, NY; companion, Debra Nesbit and their children: Mychal, Heather and Amy Wilson all of Rochester, NY; brothers: David Wilson & Charles (Judy) Wilson both of Lindley, NY; Kendall (Anne) Wilson of Moravian Falls, NC, Lynford (Laura) Wilson of Laurel, MD and James Wilson of Scottsville, NY; sisters: Kathy (Ray) Buman of Lindley, NY and Diane Wilson of Corning, NY; several grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service was held at the Metropolitan Funeral Home, Rochester, NY. Erma M. Winder Erma M. Winder, age 88, of Corning, passed away at Founders Pavilion on Saturday, July 13th, 2002. She was born December 17th, 1913 in Galeton, Pa., the daughter of Rollin and Edith (Stickler) Sherman. Erma married Leo Winder on August 22nd, 1937 in Dundee, NY. She worked for Corning Inc. from November 1942 until July of 1976, recently receiving her 60-year pin. Erma is predeceased by her parents and her husband as well as her sisters Ada Thrasher, Alice Lott and her brothers Marion and Gordon Sherman and her brother and special friend Fred Sherman. Erma is survived by her daughter, Carol (Clinton) Gurnsey of Gang Mills, her grandchildren Tim (Christine) Gurnsey of Corning, Tamisue (Dan) Wills of Ormand Beach, FL., Tanny (Butch) Duell of Corning, Thomas Gurnsey of Gang Mills. Also surviving Erma are her great grandchildren, Andrea, Ryan and Karissa Gurnsey, Danielle, Jacob and Nathan Wills, Roland and Justin Duell and several nieces and nephews. Erma loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren; she loved to play cards and watch bowling on TV, and the Atlanta Braves baseball team. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney Street, Corning, NY, on Monday, July 15th, 2002 from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held there on Tuesday, July 16 at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Theodore Brennan officiating. Burial will follow at Hope Cemetery, Corning, NY. Milson Q. Windows ADDISON | Milson Q. Windows, 47, of 7403 Old State Rte 17 died on June 10, 2002 in Woodhull, NY. He is survived by a daughter, Bridgett (Mrs. Patrick) McLean of Addison (correction of the Wednesday death notice). Friends and relatives may call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison, where services will be held on Friday at 11am. Burial will be in Woodhull Cemetery, Woodhull, NY. Memorials may be made to Addison First Baptist Church or the MacDonald Health Clinic. Milson Q. Windows ADDISON | Milson Q. Windows, 47, of 7403 Old State Rte. 17 entered into rest unexpectedly from an apparent heart attack on June 10, 2002 in Woodhull, New York. He was born in Corning, New York on December 20, 1954 a son of William H. and Jean Niel Windows. Milson married Paula Loud on December 18, 1976 in Campbell, New York. He graduated from Addison Central School, Class of 1973. Milson's life work was auto body repair. He owned and operated Bill's Auto Body, Inc. in Addison. He attended the Addison First Baptist Church, enjoyed hunting and classic and antique cars. He is survived by his wife, Paula; two daughters, Bridgett (Mrs. Paul) McLean of Addison and Jennifer (Mrs. Robert) Deuel of Mooresville, NC; a son, Brandon Windows at home; a granddaughter, Kailey McLean; a grandson, Dylan Deuel; his mother, Jean Windows of Addison; three brothers, Henry (Suzanne) Windows of Addison, Kenny (Rose) Windows of Tioga, PA and Gerald (Bernadette) Windows of Corning; mother and father-in-law, Carl and Patricia Loud of Mooresville; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, William H. Windows. Friends and relatives may call Wednesday from 7-9 PM and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison where services will be held on Friday at 11 am with Rev. Gloria Gay officiating. Burial will be in Woodhull Cemetery, Woodhull, NY. Memorials may be made to Addison First Baptist Church or the MacDonald Health Clinic. Noble E. "Dick" Wolcott BATH | Noble E. "Dick" Wolcott age 94, of Bath died Sunday, July 14, 2002 at the Steuben County Health Care Facility. Born May 24, 1908, he was educated at Corning, NY, Northside High School, after which he was employed at Porter Furniture, Corning also Metropolitan Insurance in Corning. Before moving to Bath in 1947, he was manager of Bern Furniture at Sayre, PA and also supervisor of branch stores. In 1947 he opened a furniture store on Buel St. in Bath which he owned and operated until 1954 at which time he became a Chevrolet/Cadillac dealer until his retirement in 1974. He was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church in Bath, past president of the Bath Lion's Club, Life member of the Bath B.P.O.E Post 1547 and past director of New York State Automobile Dealer's Association. He is survived by his wife, Julia E. Wolcott of Bath, NY; daughter, Judith Beeman; son-in-law Andrew Beeman; three grandsons, Jay LaScolea of Elmira, NY, Jamie LaScolea of Burlington, VT and Drew Beeman of Hamburg, NY; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his 3 brothers, Lawrence, Kenneth and Orson "Bill" Wolcott and 2 sisters, Edna Barton and Hazel Thalhofer. Friends may call on Wednesday, July 17th from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 PM at Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath with an Elks Service Wednesday evening. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 10:00 AM at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Bath with Reverend Ruth Reppert officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport. Memorial donations may be made to the Bath Volunteer Ambulance Corp or the Centenary United Methodist Church, Bath, NY. Gladys Elizabeth Wood PALATKA, FL | Gladys Elizabeth Wood, age 93, formerly of Bridge Street, Corning, NY, died Tuesday, February 19, 2002, at the Palatka Health Care Center in Palatka, FL. Gladys was born in Hatfield, MA, on March 14, 1908, the daughter of the late Robert H. and Evelyn M. (Hill) Bradwell. She spent her early years living in Fort Edward on the Hudson River. Gladys married Joseph P. Wood in Greenwich, NY, and moved to Corning with him in 1929. As a couple they were actively involved with Christ Episcopal Church in Corning, NY; the Masonic Lodge; and Cub Scouts. She worked for many years at the Baron Steuben Hotel and for Drs. Pieri as a housekeeper. Gladys loved traveling and camping. Her husband Joseph Wood preceded her in death in 1989. She is survived by one daughter, Judith (Donald) Smith of Morrisville, NY; three sons: James (Patricia) Wood of Interlachen, FL, Joseph (Maria) Wood of Londonderry, NH, and Richard (Elizabeth) Wood of Interlachen, FL; nine grandchildren; and twenty-two great grandchildren. Friends may call on Friday, March 15, 2002, from 6 until 7PM where a Memorial Service will be held at 7:00PM at the Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W Pulteney St., Corning with the Reverend Jorge M. Gutierrez officiating. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association N.E. Florida Chapter, 2131 Mango Place, Jacksonville, FL 32207 in Gladys' name. Deborah E. (Neuphang) Wood BATH | Deborah E. (Neuphang) Wood passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2002 as a result of a motor vehicle accident at the age of 49. She was born in Bath, NY the daughter of the late Harold Neuphang and Ruth White, Neuphang-Losasso. Deborah was a member of the American Legion and the VFW. She was retired from Corning Inc. with over 20 years of service. Her hobbies included bingo, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren and raising 2 parrots. She is survived by her three children, Anthony J. White-head of Bath, NY, James R. Whitehead of Columbia, SC and Candy M. Whitehead of Mooreville, NC; six grandchildren, Christopher M. Whitehead, Alexander J. Whitehead, James Robert White-head JR, Brenda E. Whitehead, Alicia Fay Whitehead and Joeretta M. Skyles; 2 siblings, Theodore Neuphang and Ann Marie Clark and several friends and relatives. She is predeceased by her grandparents, Otto and Lena White and a grandson, Jeffery Dale Skyles Jr. Calling hours are being observed Monday, September 2, 2002 from 1-3 and 6-8pm at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath where funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 3, 2002 at 11:00am. Burial will be private at a later date. Elizabeth May Woodard Adams BATH, NY | Elizabeth May Woodard Adams, 96, entered into rest at her home on Tuesday, June 13, 2002. Elizabeth was born September 18, 1905 the daughter of the late Charles and Clara Hathaway Woodard. She was a member of the Bath Presbyterian Church where she enjoyed many happy hours as a member of the Tuesday afternoon Bible Study group; Bath Star Chapter #529, Order of the Eastern Star; Past Royal Matron of Salubria Court #81, Order of the Amaranth; and the Carolyn K, Laidlaw Royalty Club of the Order of the Amaranth. In 1968 she was appointed Grand Truth, Supreme Order of the Amaranth. Mrs. Adams was predeceased by her husband of 70 years, Lt. Cmdr. Clifton K. Adams, US Navy retired; and two very dear sisters-in-law; Dorothy Unversaw of Vero Beach, FL and Lillian Adams of Lakeland, FL.; one son, Robert E. Adams. She is survived by four children, Clifton C. Adams Sr., Irmo, SC, Mildred E. Brydon, Grafton, NH, Barbara E. Henderson, Harvard, MA, and Karen L. Matteson of Bath; her nine grandchildren include; Clifton C. Adams Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Hammond, both of Irmo, SC; Gail King, Shelburne, VT; Keith Henderson, Groton, MA; Lynne and Stanton Henderson of Pepperell, MA; Lisa White, Bath, NY; Peter Matteson, Nashville, TN; and Thomas Matteson, Luray, VA; her great-grandchildren are; Alexis Kyzer, Irmo, SC; Quentin Kyzer, Chapin, SC; Benjamin King, Shelburne, VT; Travis Henderson, Pepperell, MA; James F. White, Bath, NY; Megan Elizabeth Matteson, Luray, VA; and Alaska Matteson, Nashville, TN. Also surviving are two nieces, Gertrude Soucy, Lakeland, FL; and Irene Hogan, Derry, NH. Calling Hours are being observed Monday, June 17, 2002 1:00-3:00PM and 6:00-8:00PM at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath. Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home Tuesday, June 18th 2002 at 1:00PM. The Rev. Anne Waasdorp and Rev. Robert E. Tuttle officiating. Burial will be held in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Bath in Elizabeth's memory. An Eastern Star and Amaranth Memorial Service will be held Monday evening at 7:30PM. Ruth K. Woodruff GOSHEN, NY | Ruth K. Woodruff, age 96, passed away on June 13, 2002 at the Orange County Health Residential Facility in Goshen, NY. Ruth was born on June 1, 1906 in Corning, the daughter of the late James and Isabelle Weaver Killigrew. After graduating from Cornell University, Ruth became a school teacher. She taught Latin and French in Middletown, NY and retired with the Monroe-Middlebury Central School in 1971. Ruth loved to travel almost as much as she loved to teach. She took many trips out of the country with friends and retired teachers. Surviving Ruth are her son, Edwin Woodruff of Hahira, GA; daughter, Lois Arbuco of Maryland; sister, Petronella Killigrew of Wilton, CT; brother, Gerald (Dorothy) Killigrew of Lindley, four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A Prayer Service will be held at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning on Monday, June 17 at 8:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Vincent de Paul Church at 9:00 AM. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Douglas F. Woodward HONOLULU, HI | Douglas F. Woodward, July 29, 2002, Honolulu, Hawaii. Born February 12, 1947, Corning, NY. Predeceased by his Father Forrest E. Woodward in 1968. Survived by his Mother and Step Father, Marion and Roy Rice, Elkland, PA, Daughter, Diane (Darrel) Gibson, Surprise, AZ, Sister, Carol Jean (William) Manley, Hilton, NY, Brother, David (Karen) Woodward, Rochester, NY, Granddaughter, Donika Gibson, Surprise, AZ, Niece Susan (Dennis) Morgan, North Conway, NH, Nephews Christopher and Geoffrey Woodward, Rochester, NY, Uncles Ivan (Alberta) Woodward, Elkland, PA, Richard (Lois) Woodward, Felton, DE. He graduated from Elkland High School in 1965. Douglas Served in the Air Force from 1967 until 1971 and during that time served a year tour of duty in Viet Nam. At the time of his death he was a funeral director with the Borthwick Funeral Home in Honolulu, HI. A Memorial Service will be held in Elkland, PA at a later date. Roland Jay Woodward SANTA CLARA, CA | Roland Jay Woodward of 1050 Benton Street, Santa Clara, California, passed away April 9, 2002 at Skyline Health Center, San Jose, California after an extended illness. He was born on September 7, 1917 in Savona, New York to Cora Belle and Jay Woodward. His parents and two sisters, Ruth Viselli and Ila Moore predeceased him. Roland leaves behind two sisters, Louise (Richard) Wright of Tavares, Florida and Marie (Thomas) Young of Greenville, Pennsylvania and one brother, Francis (Irene) Woodward of Lindley, New York, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Roland graduated from Painted Post High School in 1935 and from Syracuse University in 1939 with a degree in Engineering. He worked at Ingersoll Rand, Painted Post for 25 years before moving to California in 1966 where he was a resident until his passing. The family requests donations to Hospice, in his name, in lieu of flowers. Grace D. Wylie HORSEHEADS | Grace D. Wylie age 88 of 3215 Watkins Road, Horseheads, NY, formerly of Painted Post, NY, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Mrs. Wylie was born March 17, 1914 in the Town of Thurston, NY the daughter of the late Percy and Sarah Davis Dusenbery. Grace was a graduate of the Arnot Ogden School of Nursing in Elmira, NY and worked at the Arnot Ogden Hospital and the Corning Hospital. She retired from Dr. Graham's office in Corning after many years of nursing service. Grace married her husband William D. Wylie on November 19, 1939. They celebrated their 62nd Wedding Anniversary on November 8, 2001. Mrs. Wylie was a member of The First Presbyterian Church of Painted Post and the Corning W.O.E.S. Grace is survived by her husband of 62 years William D. Wylie; sons and daughters-in-law: John P. & Ellen Wylie of Horseheads, NY with whom she resided and William D. & Ruth Wylie Jr. of Vacaville, NY; grandsons: John Joseph Wylie, Timothy Wylie and Michael Wylie; seven great granddaughters; sister: Mildred Aikman of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. Relatives are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. & Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY on Saturday, April 13, 2002 from 1-3 PM. Mrs. Wylie's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 3 PM. Interment in Coopers Plains Cemetery. George T. Youmans CORNING | George T. Youmans, age 94, of Hendy Creek Road, formerly of Corning, died Saturday, March 2, 2002 at Corning Hospital. George was born in Corning on February 2, 1908, the son of George F. and Nellie (Clark) Youmans. He married Lottie M. Wood in 1930 at the parsonage of the First Baptist Church in Corning, and was preceeded in death by her after 61 years of marriage. He had worked from 1930 until 1937 at the Merchant Delevery in Corning prior to going to work with Corning Glass Works. He retired from Corning Glass Works in 1970 as a supervisor in the A Factory. George loved to golf, bowl, fish and hunt, along with helping children with disabilities bowl at the Corning Bowl. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Corning, where he had been a Deacon. George was preceded in death by two daughters, Joyce Share and Cora Mae Youmans; and two sons, Clifford and John; sisters, Ethel, Phoebe, Nellie and Flora; brothers, Eugene, Calvin and Rexford. His survivors include two daughers: Charlotte (William Sr.) Estep of Corning, NY, Laura Nellie Link of Horseheads, one son: Donald (Carol) Youmans with whom he resided, son-in-law Samuel Share of Corning; daughter-in-law, Donna (Caruso) Marino of Hendersonville, NC; daughter-in-law Sylvette Youmans of Connecticut; sister-in-law Laura Dibble of Painted Post; sister-in-law Ruth Wood of Horseheads; 14 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; 8 step grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild, many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be today from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. James S. Ellis officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the First Baptist Church, 110 E. First Street, Corning, NY 14830.