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Leon C.  Harrau
CORNING | Leon C. Harrau, 79, of Corning, died Saturday, May 
11, 2002 at his home on Wilson Street.
He was a retired employee of Corning Inc. where he was foreman 
of the firm's former Pressware plant.
Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Harrau of Stoughton, 
Mass., and Bonnie Harrau of Corning; and a son, David Bliss of 
Grove City, Ohio.
Calling Hours are 7-9 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home 
Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St. Services will be held at 11 a.m. 
Tuesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery, Painted Post.



Donald C.  Hartwell
PENN YAN | Donald Clair Hartwell, 53, of South Hamilton 
Street, Painted Post, died Saturday, March 30, 2002 at 
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital.
He had worked for Corning Inc. as an inspector at the 
Pressware plant for over 20 years.
Survivors include his mother, Norma Hartwell of Painted Post; 
two sons, James Hartwell of Texas and Shawn Hartwell of 
Maryland; two sisters, Sharon Hartwell and Deborah Hartwell, 
both of Painted Post.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Fairview 
Cemetery, Painted Post.
Arrangements are by Acly-Stover Funeral Home, Corning.



Sherman A.  Hauber
MILLBURY, MASS. | Sherman A. Hauber, 88, formerly of Savona, 
N.Y. and Rochester, N.Y., died Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at 
Providence Nursing Home, Millbury. 
He was the owner of J.E. Hauber & Son grocery store in Savona, 
N.Y.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Ann Campbell of 
Millbury and Mary Louise Brown of Rochester, N.Y.; one son, 
John D. Hauber of Rochester, N.Y.; one sister, Anita Leonard 
of Savona, N.Y.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Savona Federated 
Church, the Rev. Ron Huckabone officiating. Burial will be in 
Seamens Cemetery, Savona, N.Y.
Arrangements are by the Seager Funeral Home.



Mary A.  Havens 
HORNELL | Mary Alice Havens, formerly of Riverbend Apartments, 
199 East Ave., died Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at McAuley Manor.
She was formerly employed at the Bethesda Community Hospital 
as a unit secretary, retiring in 1981.
Survivors include several family and friends.
There will be no calling hours.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Bishop & Johnson 
Funeral Home Inc., 285 Main St.
Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery.



Frederick G. Hawkins 
ELMIRA | Frederick G. Hawkins, 75, of Shappee Street, 
Horseheads, died Friday, May 10, 2002 at Arnot Ogden Medical 
Center.
He had worked for Empire Airgas in Elmira as a pipe welding 
supply operations manager.
Survivors include one daughter, Nanda Covell of Horseheads; 
one son, Mark Hawkins of Bel Air, Md.; one sister, Laura 
Eldridge of Elmira Heights.
Calling hours are 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the Barber Funeral Home, 
413 S. Main St., Horseheads.
Services will be held there at 10 a.m. Monday, the Rev. Janice 
Fitzgerald officiating. Burial with military honors will be in 
Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.



Marie H. Hazel 
ELMIRA | Marie H. Hazel, 82, of Horseheads, died Tuesday, 
Sept. 3, 2002 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center.
She and her husband, Bob, owned and operated Bob's Fish Bowl 
in Horseheads for several years.
Survivors include a daughter, Sue Schneck of Elmira; a sister, 
Florence Kimble of Horseheads; two brothers, Leslie Hamilton 
and Dorwin Hamilton, both of Horseheads.
Calling hours are 1-3 p.m. Thursday at Van Buskirk-Lynch 
Funeral Home, Mill Street and Grand Central Avenue, 
Horseheads.
Services will be held there at 11 a.m. Friday. Burial will be 
in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.



Olga Eleanor Healey 
WELLSBORO, PA. | Olga Eleanor Healey, 85, of Route 49, Nelson, 
died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial 
Hospital.
She served as tax collector in Nelson for many years
Survivors include, her husband of 66 years, Hugh Healey; two 
daughters, Joann Linder of Lawrenceville and Gretchen Linder 
of Burlington, N.C.
Calling hours are 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 
214 W. Main St., Elkland.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Church of 
Nelson, the Rev. Harry Dow officiating. Burial will be in 
Nelson Cemetery.



Ruth S.  Heath 
MASSENA | Ruth S. Heath, 78, of 55 Victory Road, formerly of 
Monterey, died Friday, May 31, 2002 at her daughter's home.
Survivors include her daughter, Sandra L. Boyer of Messena; 
six sons, George E. Heath of Monterey, Steven L. Heath of 
Bettendorf, Iowa, Phillip Heath of Tucson, Ariz., David P. 
Heath of West Palm Beach, Fla., William A. Heath of Coral 
Springs, Fla., and James E. Heath of Horseheads.
There will be no calling hours or services. Burial will be in 
Beaver Dams Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Donaldson Funeral Home.



Alice Virtue Taggart Heebner
MONTOUR FALLS | Alice Virtue Taggart Heebner, 94, formerly of 
Elmira, died Saturday, April 13, 2002 at Schuyler Hospital.
She was a retired teacher.
Survivors include a son, Dan Heebner of Raleigh, N.C.
Calling hours are 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the 
Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira.
Services will be held there at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will 
be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.



John R. Heermans
CORNING | John R. Heermans, 75, of Corning, died Friday June 
28, 2002 at his home.
He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was retired 
from Bowne & Company where he worked as a graphic artist.
There will be no calling hours.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the grave site in 
Hope Cemetery, Corning.



Pauline B. Heffner
WELLSBORO, PA. | Pauline B. Heffner, 77, of Morris Run, died 
June 8, 2002 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro.
Survivors include, a son John Heffner of Addison, N.Y.; a 
sister, Marie Thomas of Blossburg; a brother, Joe Swinsick of 
Morris Run.
Calling hours are 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Zwicharowski Funeral 
Home, 314 Granger St., Blossburgh.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday 
at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Morris Run, the Rev. 
Peter Menghini, officiating. Burial will be in the Parish 
Cemetery.



Barbara O.  Hemingway
KITTERY, MAINE | Barbara Orsini Hemingway, 47, formerly of the 
Corning, N.Y., area and late of 122 Norton Road, Kittery, died 
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, at her home.
A 1972 graduate of Horseheads High School, Horseheads, N.Y., 
she was a partner in Piscataqua Landscaping Co. Inc. and 
designed perennial gardens. She retired from Piscataqua in 
1994 and was ordained a minister of sacred arts by the 
International Healers Assembly of Spiritual Healers and Earth 
Stewards in 1999.
Survivors include her husband of 21 years, Booth Hemingway; 
two sons, Sam Hemingway and Booth Hemingway, both of Kittery; 
her mother, Irene Orsini of Big Flats, N.Y.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. John's 
Episcopal Church on Chapel Street in Portsmouth, N.H.
Arrangements are by J.S. Pelkey Funeral Home, 125 Old Post 
Road, Kittery.



Ernest E.  Hemmingway
BIG FLATS | Ernest Emanuel "Way" Hemmingway, 73, died 
Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at the Manor at Bethany Village.
He is survived by friends and family.
He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and is the retired executive 
director of the Chemung County Commission on Human Relations.
Calling hours are 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Barber Funeral 
Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Additional services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the 
Nutter Funeral Home, 2501 Gwynns Falls Parkway, Baltimore, Md. 
Burial will be in Maryland State Veterans Cemetery at Garrison 
Forest Owings Mills Township, Md.



Marjorie L.  Hemphill
COUDERSPORT, PA. | Marjorie L. Hemphill, 86, of Genesee died 
Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at Cole Memorial Hospital.
She and her late husband, S. Burton Hemphill, owned and 
operated a dairy farm in Genesee for many years.
Survivors include a son, Charles Hemphill of Genesee; a 
brother, Fordyce Green of Genesee.
Calling hours are 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Benjamin R. Olney 
Funeral Home, 621 S. Main St., Ulysses, and from 10-11 a.m. 
Tuesday at the First Hebron Seventh Day Baptist Church, 
Coudersport.
Services will be held at the church at the conclusion of 
calling hours at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Raymond 
Cemetery, Allegany Township.



Melvin R. Hendershot
ANISTEO | Melvin Hendershot, 90, of Jackson Street died 
Thursday, July 4, 2002 at his home.
He worked as a track foreman for the Erie and Erie Lackawana 
Railroad of Hornell and Pond Eddy, Pa.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Hendershot; two sons, Melvin 
R. Hendershot, Jr. of Hornell and Gerald Hendershot of East 
Rochester.
There will be no calling hours. 
A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the 
family. Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery in Canisteo. 
Arrangements are by H.P. Smith & Son Funeral Home.



Olive J. Henderson
ELMIRA | Olive J. Henderson, 73, formerly of Corning, died 
Monday, Feb. 11, 2002 at Arnot Ogden Hospital.
Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. Friday at Carpenters Funeral Home, 
14 E. Pulteney St., Corning.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 4 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Beaver Dams Cemetery.



Richard L. Henn 
CANISTEO | Richard L. Henn, 70, of Maple Street died Sat., 
Feb. 16, 2002 at home unexpectedly.
He had owned and operated Henn's Greenhouse in Canisteo for 
many years and established H&H Woodcraft in Canisteo.
Survivors include a son, Richard Henn Jr. of Eldersburg, Md.; 
two stepdaughters, Sharon Lange of Westbury, Long Island, and 
Nancy Moloney of Staten Island; two brothers, Frank Henn and 
Edward Henn; two sisters, Margaret O'Keefe and Mary Wisnisai.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at H.P. Smith & Son, 
Funeral Home, 29 Main St, the Rev. John Sawyer officiating. 
Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Canisteo.



Emily P.  Henry
HORNELL | Emily P. Henry, 92, of Crosby Creek Road, died 
Tuesday April 2, 2002 at home.
She was a former employee at Westinghouse in Bath.
Survivors include, five daughters, Maxine Henry of Hornell, 
Edna Kull of Zephryhills, Fla., Louise Lewis of Troupsburg, 
Roxy Robords of Howard, and Mildred Briggs of Hornell; a son, 
Forest Duane Henry if Waveland, Mich.
Calling hours are from 
2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the H. P. Smith & Sons Funeral 
Home, 29 E. Main St. Canisteo.
Services will be there at 11 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Dudley 
Jenkins officiating.
Burial will be in the Maplewood Cemetery, Alfred.



Ruth A.  Henry
MONTOUR FALLS | Ruth A. Henry, 86, formerly of Elmira Heights, 
died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002 at Seneca View Nursing Facility.
Survivors include three sons; Ron Henry of Breesport, Tom 
Henry of Mishawaka, Ind., Linn Henry of Burdette.
Calling Hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Ballard and 
Lindgren Funeral Home, 161Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the North 
Presbyterian Church at St. Cecilia's Church, 954 Lake St., 
Elmira, the Rev. Janet Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will be 
at Maple Grove Cemetery. 



John K.  Hepworth Jr.
BEAVER DAMS | John K. Hepworth, Jr., 48, of Beaver Dams did 
Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002 at home.
He had been a welder for Corning Incorporated in the PRC 
Building at Sullivan Park retiring in 1999.
Survivors include his mother, Elaine Hepworth of Corning; a 
son, Joshua Hepworth of Beaver Dams; a daughter, Erica 
Hepworth of Beaver Dams.
Calling hours are 1-3 p.m. today at Haughey Funeral Home, 216 
E. First St., Corning.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 3 p.m. Saturday. 



Theresa A. Herritt
CORNING | Theresa A. Herritt, 71, of Decatur Street, Corning, 
died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, at Corning Hospital.
Survivors include a daughter, Theresa Zaniecki of Austin, 
Texas; four sons, Ralph Herritt of Corning, James Herritt of 
Hoover, Ala., Larry Herritt of Rochester and David Herritt of 
Stanford, Conn.; three sisters, Betty Darcangelo and Mary 
Moleski of Corning, and Sally McPherson of Mesa, Ariz.; two 
brothers, Charles McPherson of Monterey, Nev., and Robert 
McPherson of Phoenix, Ariz.
Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. today at Phillips Funeral Home, 17 
W. Pulteney St., Corning.
Private, graveside services will be at Hope Cemetery, Corning.



Dora R.  Hess
ELMIRA | Dora Rinebold Hess, 81, of 215 Coleman Ave., died 
Monday, May 6, 2002 at Arnot-Ogden Hospital.
She had been an elementary educator for more than 30 years.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Stanley Melvin 
Hess; two sons, Ronald G. Hess of Elmira Heights and Robert A. 
Hess of Elmira; two daughters, Linda J. Hart of Los Angeles, 
Calif., and Pamela M. Miller of Millerton, Pa.
Calling hours are noon-2 p.m. Saturday at Kenyon Funeral Home, 
222 W. Main St., Westfield, Pa.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Sabinsville Cemetery, 
Sabinsville, Pa. 



Robert E.  Hess 
ELMIRA | Robert E. Hess, 75, of Vanderhoff Road, Millport, 
died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical 
Center.
He had been a supervisor at the former GE Foundry in Elmira.
Survivors include three daughters, Mary Ellen Criss and Brenda 
Samchisen, both of Elmira and Donna Hess of Connecticut; one 
sister, Mary Robinson of Elmira; one son, Peter Hess of 
Elmira.
Calling hours are 5-8 p.m. Monday at the Barber Funeral Home, 
413 S. Main St., Horseheads.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 8 p.m. Monday, the Rev. Lewis Newkirk officiating. A burial 
service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Maple Grove 
Cemetery.



Floyd Hibbard
CORNING | Floyd Hibbard, 90, of 120 Creekside Drive, Apt. 19, 
Painted Post, formerly of Addison, died Tuesday, March 19, 
2002 at Corning Hospital.
He was a construction worker and a dairy farmer.
Survivors include one brother, Sherman Hibbard of Painted 
Post.
Calling hours are 1-3 p.m. Friday at the Flint Funeral Home, 
10 Wall St., Addison. 
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 3 p.m. Friday, the Rev. Gloria Gay officiating. Burial will 
be in Addison 



Gertrude M.  Hickey
CORNING | Gertrude M. Hickey, 93, formerly of Hamilton Circle, 
Painted Post, died Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at Founders 
Pavilion.
She was a retired nurse at Corning Hospital as well as a 
private-duty nurse.
Calling hours are 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home 
Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 3 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.



Gertrude M. Hickey 
CORNING | Gertrude M. Hickey, 93, formerly of Painted Post, 
died Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at Founders Pavilion.
She had worked at Corning Hospital and also worked as a 
private duty nurse.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home, 
17 W. Pulteney St., Corning.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 3 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, 
Painted Post.



Rayford B.  Hilburn 
BATH | Rayford B. Hilburn, 76, of Cohocton died Saturday, 
Sept. 21, 2002 at the Bath V.A. Medical Center.
He had been a truck driver.
Services were held Thursday at Bath National Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 
Canisteo St., Hornell.



Elizabeth M. T.  Hill
CATON | Elizabeth M. Tobey Hill, 95, of Tobeytown Road, died 
Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at home.
Services will be held at the Caton United Methodist Church at 
a date to be announced.
Arrangements are incomplete with the Acly-Stover Funeral Home, 
Corning.



Ruby M.  Hill
PAINTED POST | Ruby May Hill, 80, of West High Street, died 
Friday, Feb. 8, 2002 at home.
She had been employed by Corning Glass Works as an inspector 
and worked for A&P Foods in Horseheads.
Survivors include four sons, Winston Hill of Atlanta, Ga., 
Wilson Hill of Attica, Ohio, Ronald Hill of Painted Post and 
Eric Hill of Plymouth, Ohio; one sister, Evelyn Steves; four 
brothers, Leon Willow, Max Willow, Willis Willow, and Charles 
Willow.
Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home 
Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 4 p.m. Monday.



Elizabeth M. Hill 
CATON | Elizabeth Morse Tobey Hill, 95 of Tobeytown Road, died 
Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at home.
She had been a member of Daughters of the American Revolution 
and served as Regent for three years and had been the 
librarian for the 2001 term.
Survivors include a son, Rev. Dean E. Hill of Oxbow; two 
daughters, Iva L. Jenkins of Caton and Constance E. Powell of 
Sodus; two brothers, Donald R. Tobey of Washington, D.C. and 
Lyall G. Tobey of Elmira; two sisters, Marian Waugh and Althea 
Pock, both of Penn Yan.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Caton 
United Methodist Church, the Rev. Betty Bement officiating. 
Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements are by 
Acly-Stover Funeral Home.



Hugh C.  Hiner 
FREMONT, CALIF. | Hugh Campbell Hiner, 88, of Fremont, 
formerly of Bath, N.Y., died Friday, June 28, 2002.
He had been a mathematician with Westinghouse Corporation, 
doing lighting research for more than 50 years. 
Survivors include one daughter, Sherrie Lee Hiner of 
Montclair, N.J.; one son, Hugh Craig Hiner of Fremont, Calif.
Calling hours are 9-10:30 a.m. Friday at the 
Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels, Fremont.
A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at San 
Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Gustine. 



Betty S.  Hinklie
WELLSBORO, PA. | Betty S. Hinklie, 78, of Mansfield, died 
Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial 
Hospital.
She retired after 40 years as owner of The Fashionette Beauty 
Salon.
Survivors include several nieces & nephews.
Services will be held at a later date.
Burial will be private at Tioga County Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are by Gary Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., 
Mansfield.



Mary I.  Hitchens
PENN YAN | Mary Ida "Gram" Hitchens, 94, of Dundee, died 
Sunday, May 5, 2002 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital.
Survivors include two sons, Loren M. Gaylord of St. Cloud, 
Fla., and Richard A. Gaylord of Big Flats; four daughters, 
Delores B. Colunio and Bernie R. Salamendra, both of Dundee, 
Jeanette R. Margreno and Norma Davis, both of Watkins Glen; 
two sisters, Bess Daniels of Pine City and Lillian Personius 
of Watkins Glen.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Baird Funeral 
Home, 36 Water St., Dundee.
Services will be held there at noon Wednesday, the Rev. Gerald 
Vanaman officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, 
Dundee.



Ann E.  Hockeborn
HORSEHEADS | Ann Elizabeth Hockeborn, 73, of Sunnyfield Drive, 
died Sunday, April 21, 2002 at home.
Survivors include her husband, Carl T. Hockeborn; three sons, 
James A. Hockeborn of Erin, Thomas C. Hockeborn and Gregg J. 
Hockeborn, both of Horseheads; a daughter, Jane Hockeborn of 
Horseheads; a sister, Jean A. Ventura of Baldwinsville.
There will be no calling hours.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family at Van 
Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne 
officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, 
Horseheads.



Helen Marie Hoffman 
KNOXVILLE, PA. | Helen Marie Hoffman, 77, of Lot 2 Valley View 
Estates, formerly of Galeton, died Sunday, April 14, 2002 at 
her home.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Hoffman; three sons, 
Dan Romaneo of Hamburg, N.Y., David Romaneo of East Aurora, 
N.Y., Doug Romaneo of Knoxville; a daughter, Patti Tracy of 
Knoxville; two brothers, Leo Zengerle of Rochester, N.Y., Ray 
Zengerle of Galeton.
Calling hours are 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Kenyon Funeral 
Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. 
Catherine's Catholic Church, Westfield, the Rev. Wieslaw 
Ziebacz celebrant. Burial will be West Hill Cemetery, Galeton.



Ruth Hojnoski
BATH | Ruth Hojnoski, 83, of 7571 State Route 54, Bath, died 
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002 at Taylor Health Care Center in Bath.
Survivors include four daughters, Joyce Loza of Bath, Stormi 
Roberts of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Judy Bardeen of Charlotte, N.C. 
and Joy Weber of Bath; three sons, Joseph Hojnoski of Bath, 
James Hojnoski of Bath and Jeffrey Hojnoski of Bath; two 
sisters, Dorothy Stone of Hammondsport and Doris Atkinson of 
Monroe.
Calling hours are 10-11 a.m. Thursday at Fagan's Funeral Home, 
31 W. Morris St., Bath.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery, Bath.

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