|ROSE L. SCHOONOVER PARKER
ADDISON - Rose L. Schoonover Parker, 77, of Apt. 104, 43 William St.,
Addison, went to be with the Lord Wednesday (March 28, 2001) at Robert
Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.
Born in Austinburg, Pa., March 27, 1924, she was the daughter of Lewis
and Anna Prentice Schoonover.
She was a 1941 graduate of Knoxville High School and a member of the
Tuscarora Baptist Church.
She first wed Rev. Karl Schoonover May 30, 1941. He went to be with
the Lord on April 17, 1977. She then married Gerald Parker of Sabinsville,
During her first marriage, the couple served Baptist churches at Upper
Lisle, Ansonville, Pa., Wellsville, and Tuscarora, N.Y.
Besides her husband, she is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Dr.
Karl (Sherry) Schoonover of Oneonta and Philip (Georgia) Schoonover of
Addison; her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon (James) Overman of Millersburg,
Ohio; daughter-in-law Elaine Apple of Allen Park, Mich.; brothers Robert
Schoonover of Knoxville, Pa., and Leon Schoonover of Elkland, Pa.; 11 grandchildren;
10 step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews,
She is preceded in death by her sons, Dennis and Rev. David Schoonover,
and her sister, Ruth Resue.
Friends may call Friday, March 30, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the H.P.
Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull. Funeral services
will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Tuscarora Baptist Church. Rev.
L.D. Maxson will officiate, assisted by Rev. George Waggoner. Burial will
be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, Pa.
CARL A. LAMPHIER
CANISTEO - Carl A. Lamphier, 82, of Ste. Rte. #36, died today at McAuley
Manor in North Hornell following a long illness.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the
H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main St. in Canisteo.
A funeral service will be held Monday (April 2) at a time to be determined.
A complete obituary and announcement will be in the Sunday Spectator.
HOWARD A. CURRY
BATH - Howard A. Curry, 76, formerly of 5 Delaware Ave., entered into
rest Thursday (March 29, 2001) in Taylor Health Center.
Howard was employed by Sears Roebuck and Co., Elsenheimer Chevrolet,
Inc. of Hornell, and Bendix Corp. of Elmira. He was predeceased by his
wife, June Curry, in 1996, and two brothers-in-law, Alton Scutt and John
Surviving are one brother, Louis Curry of Hunt, N.Y.; four sisters,
Norma Scutt of Depew, N.Y., Ruth (Gary) Waldo of Bath, Neva Trinkle of
Endicott, and Betty (Edward) Jakubowiski of Rochester; several nieces and
nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Calling hours are 1-4 p.m. only at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath
Saturday, March 31. Funeral and committal services will follow at the conclusion
of calling hours at 4 p.m.
Burial will be held in Cameron Mills Cemetery at the convenience of
The family is requesting memorials be made to Finger Lakes Humane Society,
7315 Route 54, Bath, N.Y. 14810 in Howard's memory.
MARTIN ROBERT (BOB) WAGER
COHOCTON - Martin Robert (Bob) Wager, 82, of Potter Hill Road, passed
away Thursday (March 29, 2001) at his home after a long illness.
Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Walter E. Baird &
Sons Funeral Home, 100 E. Naples St., Wayland. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be held 11 a.m., Monday at St. Pius V Roman Catholic Church in Cohocton.
Burial will be held in St. Pius Cemetery, Cohocton.
A complete obituary will run in the Sunday Spectator.
MARY C. (DOLAND) SMITH
HORNELL - Mary C. (Doland) Smith, 71, of Zephyrhills, Fla., formerly
of Hornell and Almond, died Tuesday afternoon (March 27, 2001) at WCA Hospital
in Jamestown, N.Y., following a long illness.
Born in Elmira on Feb. 11, 1930, she had resided in the Hornell-Almond
area for most of her adult life. She had resided in Zephyrhills, Fla.,
for the past seven years.
Mary had been employed for about 29 years as nursing administration
secretary at St. James Mercy Hospital, retiring in 1993. She was a member
of the Loyal Order of Moose and also the Hornell American Legion. She was
also an avid golfer.
Mary was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Liberatore, and
her sister, Natalie Fraze.
She was married in 1986 to Donald "Bub" Smith, who survives. Also surviving
are two sons, Dan Doland of Rochester and Bill (Barbara) Doland of Celoron,
N.Y.; three brothers, Jack (Arlene) Liberatore of Elmira, Phil (Marlene)
Liberatore of Elmira, and Pat (Sandy) Liberatore of Montgomery, Texas;
one sister, Ann Louise Shaffer of Elmira; three grandchildren; and nieces
The family of Mary C. (Doland) Smith will receive friends on Friday
from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell,
where funeral and committal services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m.
with Rev. David Kilgore officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery,
AUDREY E. HORRELL
CANASERAGA - Audrey E. Horrell, 59, died suddenly Monday (March 26,
2001) at her home at 24 N. Church St.
Born in Batavia on Jan. 18, 1942, she was the daughter of the late
Melburne "Bill" and Elisabeth Williams Tracy.
A former resident of Arcade, Audrey was a graduate of Arcade Central
School. She received a bachelor's degree from Geneseo State College and
a master's degree from Alfred University.
Audrey resided in Florida for 10 years and in the Hornell and Canaseraga
area for the past 15 years.
Her family includes her daughter, Elisabeth Horrell of Rochester; her
son, Jonathan Horrell of Gainesville, Fla.; and her brother, James Tracy
At Audrey's request, there will be no calling hours.
A graveside service will be held at the convenience of her family at
Oakwood Cemetery, East Aurora.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in Audrey's memory
to the Hornell Area Humane Society, P.O. Box 533, Hornell, N.Y. 14843.
Arrangements are with the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. in
LOUISE K. VANSKIVER
CANISTEO - Louise K. Vanskiver, 76, of 3869 State Route 248, died Tuesday
(March 27, 2001) at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville following a brief
Born in the Town of Greenwood, Aug. 13, 1924, a daughter of Lawrence
and Helen Butler Knight, she was a lifelong Canisteo area resident. She
was a graduate of the former Canisteo High School and had attended a business
school in Bath. She had been employed at the former Market Basket and D.L.
Fisher Grocery in Canisteo, and later was cafeteria manager for the Canisteo
Louise was a member of the Greenwood United Methodist Church and had
attended the First United Methodist Church in Canisteo. She was a member
of the Canisteo Grange #460 for over 50 years, as well as the Pomona Grange
and both State and National Grange. She had served as treasurer for the
Canisteo Grange for several years, and was also past Jr. Deputy for State
Grange. She was a member of both the Southern Tier Senior Citizens and
the Greenwood Senior Citizens. She had served as president of the Bennetts
Creek Cemetery Association for several years. She had served as chairman
for the Milk Promotion Dinners sponsored by the Canisteo Grange as well
as many Grange fund-raising functions. Louise will be remembered for her
many wedding cakes and cakes for all occasions.
In 1944, she married Wilbur Vanskiver who predeceased her on Jan. 12,
1997. She was also predeceased by her parents and one sister, Alberta Hawkins.
Surviving are one daughter, Joy (Jerry) Hamblin of Greenwood; one son,
James (Karen) Vanskiver of Greenwood; three granddaughters, Marylu Vanskiver
and Laurie Vanskiver, both of Florida, and Rebekah Hamblin of Greenwood.
The family will be present 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday to receive friends
at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 6 Spruce St., Canisteo, where a
Grange Memorial Service will be held Friday evening at 8:30 p.m. Funeral
services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist
Church, Greenwood Street, Canisteo, with Rev. Carl Chamberlain and Rev.
Osceola Wharton officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Friends wishing to remember Louise may make memorial contributions
to the Canisteo Grange #460, c/o Karen Vanskiver, 3871 State Route 248,
Canisteo, N.Y. 14823 or to the Bennetts Creek Cemetery Association, c/o
Lois Warriner, 5061 State Route 248, Canisteo, N.Y. 14823.
HENRY GORDON BURD
GREENWOOD - Henry Gordon Burd, 76, of 2609 Main Street, died Friday
(March 23, 2001) at the Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Fla., following
a short illness.
Born in Canisteo March 20, 1925, he was the son of George J. and Fern
(Carpenter) Burd. He was predeceased by his two brothers, J. Truman Burd
and G. Herman Burd, and his sister, Marjorie B. Van Hyning. Surviving are
his children, James P. Burd of Greenwood, with whom he resided, and Judy
(Ross) Pfingsten of Bradenton, Fla.
A graduate of Canisteo Central School, Class of 1943, Gordon served
in the U.S. Army in India and Burma during World War II and was a lifetime
member of VFW Post #2250 in Hornell. He was involved in his family's lumber
businesses, serving as President of Burd Bros., Inc., in Olean and Vice
President of George J. Burd, Inc., in Canisteo. In 1971, he relocated to
Florida and became a trucking owner-operator, being leased during most
of those years to the Clay Hyder division of Comcar Industries, Auburndale,
Fla. He relocated to Greenwood in 1987 and retired as an owner-operator
in 1990. After his retirement, he continued to work as a part-time driver
for Covered Wagon Train, Inc., of Hornell. In 1999 he returned to Comcar
Industries as a truck owner-operator, which he continued to pursue until
his recent sudden illness.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at
11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 6
Spruce St., Canisteo. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Canisteo.
Those wishing to remember Gordon are asked to consider a contribution
to the Wimodaughsian Free Library of Canisteo or the Scholarship Fund of
Greenwood Central School.
GRACE M. FOLTS
COHOCTON - Grace M. Folts, 83, passed away Thursday (March 29, 2001)
at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville after a brief illness.
Grace was born April 17, 1917, in Ogdensburg, N.Y., a daughter of Fred
J. and Emma (Northrup) McVean. She was a 1934 graduate of Ogdensburg Free
Academy and the St. Lawrence University Class of 1938. She later obtained
a master's degree in library science from SUNY College at Geneseo. She
taught Latin, French, and history at Richville High School (1939-1942),
North Cohocton-Atlanta High School (1942-1945), and Wayland Central School
(1945-1946). Grace was later a librarian at the Franklin Academy and Prattsburg
Central School 1961-1972). She was married in Cohocton on Nov. 16, 1946,
to James D. Folts, Sr., her devoted husband. He predeceased her on June
Grace was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cohocton,
where she served for a period as organist and choir director. She was an
active member of the Cohocton Historical Society, the Cohocton Lioness
Club, and the Wayland-Cohocton Retired Teachers Assoc. She was a founding
member of the board of trustees of the Cohocton Public Library. Grace was
an accomplished pianist, a lover of Scottish heritage, a skilled needleworker,
and a compassionate Christian.
She leaves her three sons, James D. Folts., Jr., of Albany, Jeffrey
R. (Janice) Folts of Hatfield, Mass., and David L. Folts of Palmyra; three
grandchildren, Justin M. Folts, Julia E. Folts, and Andrew O. Folts; two
sisters, Alpha A. McVean and Sarah Robson, both of Ogdensburg; a brother,
John L. McVean of Tuscon, Ariz.; three nephews; one niece; and several
Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Walter E. Baird &
Sons Funeral Home, 100 E. Naples St., Wayland. A memorial service will
be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Cohocton Presbyterian Church with Rev.
Thomas Montgomery officiating. Burial will be in Mapleview Cemetery, Cohocton.
Contributions may be made to the Cohocton Presbyterian Church or the
Cohocton Public Library in memory of Grace Folts.
MAUDE I. FLICKNER
DANSVILLE - Maude I. Flickner, 85, formerly of Dansville, passed away
late Monday evening (March 26, 2001) at the Livingston County SNF in Mt.
Morris, where she had been a resident since 1997.
She was born in Cameron, N.Y. on Jan. 11, 1916, a daughter of the late
Charles and Blanche Covell Hults. She was predeceased by her children Charlie,
Leroy, David, Rodney, Royce, Doris and Lorna Flickner, and her grandchildren
Gary, Bobbie, and Pam Flickner.
She was a former member of the South Dansville United Methodist Church
and the Loyal Order of the Moose #1130 of Dansville. She enjoyed flower
gardening, reading, and puzzles.
She is survived by her sons Ronald (Carole) Flickner of Lakeville,
Daniel (Nancy) Flickner of Belmont, and Larry (Ann) Flickner of Dansville;
three daughters, Dawn Ames and Diane (Charles) Hunt, both of Wayland, and
Donna (Bob) Holbrook of Piffard; a brother, Charles (Mary) Hults of Troupsburg;
three sisters, Mildred (Bob) Beckwith and Berniece Kramer, both of Dansville,
and Lorena Steffen of Arkport; a daughter-in-law, Ella Flickner of Piffard;
25 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren; a special friend, Ray Tucker;
and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Hindle Funeral Home,
271 Main St., Dansville, where services will be held Friday at 11 a.m.
with her grandson Rev. Larry Flickner, Jr., officiating. Interment will
be in Rogersville Forest Lawn Cemetery, South Dansville.
Contributions may be made to the Livingston County SNF, 4th Floor,
Mt. Morris, N.Y. 14517.
EDGAR E. BOTTOMLEY
PITTSFORD - Edgar E. Bottomley, 75, died Friday (March 23, 2001) at
his home in Pittsford.
Mr. Bottomley was a Navy veteran of World War II, seeing action in
the Pacific with Air Group 27, which was attached to the carrier USS Independence.
He was born in Hornell on Nov. 23, 1925, and retired from the Erie-Lackawanna
Railroad after 40 years of service.
Mr. Bottomley was the loving husband of Mary Jane (Ogurchak) and dear
father of Joseph (Mary), Kathleen (Don) and Karen (deceased 1976); grandfather
of Jennifer, Michelle, Christopher, Carrie, and Kevin; and brother of Laura
(Guido) and Frank (Phyllis).
A memorial service officiated by the Rev. Jim Mulcahy will be held
at 2 p.m. Saturday (March 31, 2001) at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral
Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell.
Contributions may be made to Hospice Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester
and Monroe County, 2180 Empire Blvd., Rochester, N.Y. 14580.
LOUISE K. VanSKIVER
CANISTEO - Louise K. VanSkiver, 76, of 3869 State Route 248, died Tuesday
(March 27, 2001) at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville following a brief
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Brown & Powers Funeral Home,
7 Spruce St., Canisteo, are incomplete and will be announced in Thursday's
edition of The Evening Tribune.
MARY C. SMITH
HORNELL - Mary C. Smith, 71, formerly of Hornell, died Tuesday afternoon
(March 27, 2001) at the Woman's Christian Association Hospital in Jamestown,
N.Y. following a long illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Dagon
Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, N.Y.
ADA E. JOHNSTON-LITTLE
CANISTEO - Ada E. Johnston-Little, 86, formerly of Cunningham Creek
Road, died Monday (March 26, 3001) at Hornell Gardens, where she had resided
the last 3 1/2 years.
She was born July 4, 1914, in Almond to Fay and Sarah Stearns Ferrin.
She is predeceased by her husband, Albert Little, and also by Clarence
Johnston, whom she lived with for many years. She was also predeceased
by two sons, Ernest Little and James Johnston; a sister, Irene George,
and two brothers, Charles and William Ferrin.
She was a housewife and mother who loved to sew, crochet, and knit.
In earlier years she had worked for the former Gilberts Horseradish Factory
in Hornell. She was also a 25-year member of the Canisteo Grange.
Survivors include two sons, Albert (Catherine) Little of Belfast and
Gerald Little of Nunda; one daughter, Jane (Charles) Butler of Canisteo;
two sisters, Ruby Jennings of Belmont and Alice Stephens of Birdsall; seven
grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at
the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Canisteo, where a funeral
service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Sawyer officiating.
Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Canisteo.
Memorials in the name of Ada Johnston-Little may be made to Hornell
Gardens, 434 Monroe Ave., Hornell, N.Y. 14843.
AARON D. BEMBOWER
WAYLAND - Aaron D. Bembower, 42, of 1336 Delaware Ave., Knoxville,
Tenn., died unexpectedly March 11, 2001.
He was born Jan. 25, 1959, in Farmington, Maine, the son of Rev. Dean
and Vesta Watts Bembower, residing his early life in Farmington. The family
moved to Atlanta in 1965. Aaron attended Wayland Central School, Class
of 1977. In 1977, Aaron moved to Knoxville, Tenn., where he resided until
Employed in the construction business, he also was involved in sales
of antiques and collectibles. Aaron was also an avid reader.
Besides his parents, Rev. Dean and Vesta Bembower, he is survived by
three brothers, Michael Bembower, Matthew (Felicia) Bembower, and Andrew
(Jane) Bembower; one sister, Rachel (Terry) Smith; and seven nieces and
Funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of the family.
Those wishing may make contributions in Aaron's name to Wayland Free
Library Gunlocke Memorial, 101 West Naples St., Wayland, N.Y. 14572, or
American Heart Fund.
St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, Wayland, has arrangements.
HENRY "HANK" H. WOLCOTT
KILL BUCK/ARKPORT - Henry "Hank" H. Wolcott, 49, of 6445 Rte. 417,
was pronounced dead on arrival at Olean General Hospital following a motor
vehicle accident in the Town of Rushford, Sunday (March 25, 2001).
Born Oct. 9, 1951, in the Town of Middlebury, N.Y., the son of Henry
H. and Elaine Bowen Wolcott, Sr., he was predeceased by his father.
He resided his early years in Dale, N.Y., and was a former resident
of Warsaw and Niagara Falls, moving to Kill Buck five months ago.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and was a member of the Disabled
He was a motorcycle enthusiast and loved animals.
Survivors include his mother and step-father, Elaine and Frank Saunders,
Arkport; two sisters, Patricia (Richard) Prusak, Dale, N.Y. and Anna (David
Lerza) Wolcott, New Kent, Va.; two brothers, Justin Wolcott, Mt. Morris,
and Dale Wolcott, Warsaw; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at
Robertson Funeral Home, Inc., Hornell, where funeral services will be held
at 11 a.m. Thursday, with Rev. Michael Childs officiating. Burial will
be in Canaseraga Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled Veteran's Assoc., 200
Atlantic Ave., Lynbrook, N.Y. 11563.
FRED R. NEETZ
SWAIN - Fred R. Neetz, 100, of County Rd. 24, Swain, died Monday (March
26, 2001) at the Livingston County SNF in Mt. Morris, where he had resided
since 1995. Fred was the husband of the late Elsie Boyd Neetz, who died
in 1985. He was born in Wayland June 14, 1900, the son of the late Fredrick
and Ema Brinkett Neetz. Prior to his retirement, Fred had been employed
at the Nunda Casket Co. and the Pittsburg-Shawmut-Northern & Erie Railroads.
He had also operated a farm that he and Elsie owned. He was a member of
the Swain United Methodist Church and a former member of the Canaseraga
Fred is survived by two sons, Charles (Phyllis) Neetz of Dansville
and Leonard (Jeannette) Neetz of Canaseraga; five grandchildren, Cheryl
(Kirk) Goodwin of Dansville, Lucinda Lewis of Avoca, Yvonne (John) Heiman
of Dansville, Wanda (James) Thompson of Horseheads, and Lisa (Graham) Kingham
of Ellijay, Ga.; and two step-grandchildren, Deborah (Steve) Lemen of Dansville
and Douglas (Juliet) Shepard of Palmetto, Fla. Also surviving are nine
great-grandchildren and two nieces.
Friends may call Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9
p.m. at the Chamberlin Funeral Home Inc., 73 Main St., Dansville, where
a funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. David
Hotchkiss officiating. Burial will take place in Union Cemetery, Dalton.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Swain United Methodist
Church, Swain, N.Y. 14884, or the Livingston County SNF Activities Fund,
Murray Hill, Mt. Morris, N.Y. 14510.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Kevin L. Bond, 40, of San Diego, Calif., died suddenly
March 17, 2001, in San Diego.
He was born in Canandaigua to Milton L. Bond of Bath and Marcia Bond
He is survived by his parents; a daughter, Shannon McGillivary of Allegany,
N.Y.; step-mother Carolyn Bond of Bath; brothers Kenneth Bond of Caneadea,
N.Y. and Scott Bond of Belfast, N.Y.; sisters Meredith Bond of Jamestown
and Beth Meyers of Jasper; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased
by a sister, Dorothy J. Bond.
There will be a memorial service held for the immediate family at a
JESSIE O. BARTON
ALFRED - Jessie O. Barton, 92, formerly of Almond and Alfred, died
Wednesday (March 21, 2001) at the Highland Health Care in Wellsville.
Born in Portville Dec. 1, 1908, a daughter of Beryl and Susie Ward
Bowen, she was a graduate of the former Almond High School, as well as
both Oberlin and Smith Colleges. She served with the American Red Cross
in Japan during World War II, and had been employed for several years as
a social worker for the county of Monroe. She had resided in Alfred since
She was married to James Barton, who predeceased her in 1989. She was
also predeceased by her nephew, Edward Bowen.
Surviving are her sister, Dorothy Bayless of Wellsville, formerly of
Almond; and nieces and nephews, Rose Sciotti of Belmont, Georgia Roberts
of Alfred Station, Bill Heller of Almond, Bob Bowen of Brockport, Ward
Bowen of Brockport, Donald Bowen of Rochester, Douglas Bowen of Rochester,
and Frederick Bayless of Wellsville.
There will be no calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a memorial
service at the Manor Hills Nursing Home in Wellsville on Saturday, April
21, 2001, at 1 p.m. Rev. Patrick Lyons will officiate. Burial will be in
Woodlawn Cemetery, Almond.
Friends wishing to remember Jessie are asked to consider a memorial
contribution to the Wellsville Humane Society, Rt. 19, Wellsville, N.Y.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral
Home, 354 Canisteo St., Hornell, N.Y.
CLAIR S. DENNIS
CANISTEO - Clair S. Dennis, 88, formerly of 53 South Elm St., Canisteo,
entered into rest at the Cortland Memorial Hospital in Cortland on Friday
(March 23, 2001) where he had been a patient for three days.
He was born on March 11, 1913, in the town of Jasper, a son of Leon
and Clara Ferris Dennis. On Jan. 7, 1945, in Canisteo, he married Elizabeth
Stackhouse Skillman, who died Feb. 22, 1995. He was also preceded in death
by a daughter, Donna Dennis, and sons Randall Dennis and Marvin Skillman,
and two brothers, David and Duane Dennis.
Clair lived the greater part of his life in Canisteo and was a graduate
of the Canisteo Academy and had attended Alfred Ag. Tech. He had worked
and retired as a carpenter for the NYS Dept. of Transportation in Hornell
and also had been employed at Home Builders Supply and Hardware in Canisteo.
As a "Pearl Harbor Survivor," Clair had entered the U.S. Marine Corps
in 1939 and was stationed at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, as a chief warrant
officer. He later served in several areas of the South Pacific during World
War II and was discharged in December 1945. Being a member of the Marine
Corps Reserve, he was later called back during the Korean War.
Forever interested in public service, Clair had served on the Canisteo
Central School Board of Education for 10 years and as Canisteo Town Supervisor
from 1969-1971 and from 1975-1977, as well as being supportive of his wife,
Betty, when she was a Village Trustee and Mayor of Canisteo. Memberships
include the First United Methodist Church of Canisteo, the Methodist Men's
Group, the Canisteo Civic Club, and the Pearl Harbor Survivors Assoc.,
Howard I. Sephton Chapter II.
Clair's family includes his sons, Lee (Terre) Dennis of Homer and Steven
(Helen) Skillman of Knoxville, Tenn.; his daughter, Andra (Ray) Sweredoski
of Scottsville; his daughter-in-law, Jean Skillman of Avoca; 11 grandchildren;
16 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday (March 27)
at the H.P. Smith & Son., Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main St., Canisteo,
where a funeral service will follow calling hours at 3 p.m., with Rev.
Carl Chamberlain officiating, and burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery
in Canisteo with full military honors.
Memorials in the name of Clair S. Dennis may be made to either the
Memorial Fund of the First United Methodist Church of Canisteo, 37 Greenwood
St., Canisteo, N.Y. 14823, or to the Kanestio Historical Society, c/o Virginia
Dickey, 4150 County Rte. #30, Cameron, N.Y. 14819.
NORTH TONAWANDA - Rose DiVincenzo died Wednesday (March 21, 2001) after
a long illness.
Born in Hornell April 20, 1917, to Catherine Changose and Nicholas
DeSanto, who predeceased her, she was also predeceased by her husband,
Floyd, and two sons, Nicholas and Joseph; her sister, Anna Marie Datini;
and two brothers, Nicholas and Joseph.
She is survived by her three daughters, Carmella, Louise, and Mary
of North Tonawanda; brothers Francis (Ellen) of Hornell and Richard (Josephine)
of Rochester; sisters Mary Leto (Russ) and Helen Pardi (Joseph), both of
California, Louise Fratercangelo and Theresa Napolione (Dennis) of Olean,
Lucy Chapman (Al), Dorothy and Margaret DeSanto, and Catherine Smart (Norm)
of Dansville; grandchildren Lisa, Mark, Kimberly, and Joseph; two great-granddaughters
and a great-grandson; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held March 25, 2001, at Ascension Church,
EDWARD W. ANDREWS
WOODHULL - Edward W. Andrews, 77, of 1593 Mill St., Woodhull, entered
into rest on Sunday (March 25, 2001) at Corning Hospital.
He was born in Sayre, Pa., on June 17, 1923 to Basil S. and Bertha
Irene Baumbarger Andrews. Ed was raised by his loving foster parents, Olin
and Leslie Chamberlain in Mainesburg, Pa. He graduated from Mansfield High
He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran during World War II, serving in
the Pacific Theater, including action on Iwo Jima. He was recalled to active
service during the Korean Conflict.
Ed and Kathryn Kaia Mason were wed on Feb. 14, 1949 at the United Methodist
Church of Woodhull.
Ed was employed as a machinist at the Ingersoll-Rand Company in Painted
Post, where he retired with 40 years active service. He was very active
in various veteran organizations, including the Woodhull Post #1740 American
Legion, where he was presently commander, and also membership in the Marine
Corps League. He was a charter member and past commandant of the Southern
Tier Marine Corps League Detachment in Elmira. He held several offices
in the local detachment as well as offices in the regional and state level
of the Marine Corps League.
Ed's greatest involvement in veteran's services was his role as a volunteer
with Veteran's Affairs Voluntary Services at the Bath VA Center. He served
on the Advisory Committee as well as chairing several committees for fund
raising efforts at the VA. He volunteered hundreds of hours at the VA helping
his fellow veteran.
Surviving are his loving wife of 52 years, Kathryn M. Andrews of Woodhull,
three daughters, Mary (Kenneth) Shupp of Bath, Kaia (Samuel) Hadley and
Kelly (Doran) Peters, both of Woodhull; and two sons, Richard (Carolyn)
Andrews and John Andrews, both of Woodhull. Also 12 grandchildren, two
step-grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren
survive, as well as his sister, Helen Campbell of Zephyrhills, Fla. Ed's
foster sisters Nina Puryear and Lola Smith and foster brothers Olin Lee,
Burdett and Glenn Chamberlain also survive, also several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a great-grandson, Brock Cady, and foster brothers
Pete (Laverne) and Buster (Walter) Chamberlain.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at
the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull. Funeral
services will be conducted there on Wednesday at 11 a.m., with Rev. Brian
Diffenbacher, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Woodhull, officiating.
Burial, with full military honors, will be in Woodhull Cemetery.
HELEN S. BELL
HORNELL - Helen S. Bell, 92, of 18 Holly Terrace, died Thursday (April
5, 2001), at St. James Mercy Hospital, following a short illness.
Helen was born March 11, 1909 in Alfred Station, the daughter of Bert
and Mary S. Green Sherwood.
On Sept. 10, 1937, she married Carl Ross Bell, who died in 1986. She
was predeceased by a sister, Sarah Allen and three brothers, Irving, Leslie,
and Louis Sherwood.
She lived most of her life in Stratford, Conn., before moving to Hornell
to live with her sister Louise Giglio, where she had resided for the past
She worked for the American Shakespeare Festival Theater in Stratford,
Conn., and received an award for 40 years of volunteer service to the Kennedy
Center Parents and Friends of Retarded Citizens of Trumbull, Conn. and
was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Stratford.
She attended the Church Street Court Gathering Place where she had
Survivors include two sons, Stephen (Jean Macklin) Bell of Louisa,
Va. and Carl A. Bell of Stratford, Conn.; two sisters, Ruth (Robert) Wilson
and Louise (Francis) Giglio, both of Hornell; a granddaughter, Marcie A.
Bell of Palmyra, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m., Saturday at Robertson
Funeral Home, Inc., Hornell. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday
at the Hornell United Methodist Church, with Rev. Alan Howe and Asst. Pastor
Terry Kelly, officiating. Interment will be in Rural Cemetery, Hornell.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kennedy Center, 1224 Reservoir
Ave., Trumbull, CT 06611.
BETTY JANE HENRY STEPHENS
Betty Jane Henry Stephens, from both Zephyrhills, Fla. and Montour
Falls, NY, went home with the Lord early in the morning of April 5, 2001,
at the age of 66, at a Hospice House in Zephyrhills, Fla., where she had
been for several weeks.
She was born on April 28, 1934 at the Old Bethesda Hospital in North
Hornell to Emily Pamelia Ormsby Henry and the late Forest James Henry from
Betty was married on Nov. 10, 1951 (at the Burdick Homestead on Hartsville
Hill) to Harland Lee Stephens from Canisteo. They made their home in Montour
Surviving besides her husband Harland of 49 years are two sons, Dale
Miles (Lisa) Stephens of Lima and Dirk Allen (Deborah) Stephens of Montour
Falls; a daughter, Yolanda Lee (Bill) Peters of Beaver Dams; seven grandsons
and one granddaughter; her mother, Emily P. Henry of Crosby Creek Rd.,
Hornell; five sisters, Maxine Henry of Hornell, Edna (Bill) Kull of Zephyrhills,
Fla., Louise (Harvey) Lewis of Troupsburg, Roxy (John) Robords of Howard,
Mildred Briggs Stoughton of Alfred Station; one brother Forest Duane Henry
of Boutte, La.; a sister in law, Lois Ann Henry Olecharski of Burns.
She was predeceased by her father, Forest James Henry and a brother,
James Richard Henry.
A memorial service will be held in Montour Falls on April 30, 2001
at 1 p.m. at St. Paul's Church.
THEODORE P. "TED" GREEN
WAYLAND - Theodore P. "Ted" Green, 82, passed away Friday, (April 6,
2001) at his home after a long illness.
Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Walter E. Baird &
Sons Funeral Home, 100 E. Naples St., Wayland, where funeral services will
be held 11 a.m. Monday. Interment will be at the Village Cemetery in Wayland.
Contributions may be made to the Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., Wayland,
A complete obituary will be in the Sunday Spectator.
EUNICE E. CRISS
HORNELL - Eunice E. Criss, 79, of 112 Wesley Ave., Hornell, died Wednesday
afternoon (April 4, 2001) at her home, following a long illness.
Born in Olean, N.Y., on Jan. 16, 1922, she was the daughter of Albert
and Catherine (Ward) Kuhn. She has resided in Hornell for most of her life.
Eunice was a graduate of St. Ann's School, Hornell High School, and
Hornell Business School. Throughout her life she had been employed at several
Hornell businesses, including the Hornell Brewery, Hornell Auto Supply,
and Tuttle & Rockwell Department Store. She was a communicant of St.
Ann's Church and a former member of the Legion of Mary.
She was married on Aug. 27, 1946, to Robert Criss, who died in 1975.
She was also preceded in death by her sister Catherine Almeter in 1995
and her grandson Adam Criss in 1993.
Surviving are two sons, Robert (Mary Ann) Criss of Hornell and Lee
(Barbara Anne Bailey) Criss of Hornell; one daughter, Regina "Jeannie"
(Joseph) Riefer of Hornell; four sisters, Sr. Alberta Kuhn and Sr. Veronica
Kuhn, both Sisters of Mercy of Rochester, Angelina (Hugh) Devlin of North
Hornell, and Rosemary Hamilton of Hornell; five grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews.
The family of Eunice E. Criss will receive friends on Friday from 6-9
p.m. (only) at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Ann's
Church, with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Eunice's name may be made to St. Ann's, 31
Erie Ave., Hornell, N.Y. 14843. Memorial forms will be available at the
Dagon Funeral Home.
FLORENCE DAY HILL
BINGHAMTON - Florence Day Hill, 89, of Hillcrest Avenue, Binghamton,
died March 18, 2001, at the Fairview Good Shepherd Home after a long illness.
Born in South Dansville Dec. 6, 1911, a daughter of the late Ira and
Dana Day, she moved to Hornell in 1926 with her family, where her father,
Ira Day, and family ran the Day's Grocery Store on Canisteo Street for
many years before it closed in the early 1960s. She was a graduate of Hornell
High School Class of 1930.
She was predeceased by her husband, Wilbur Hill, and a brother, Chauncey
Day. Surviving are her children, Jack Hill of Ann, Ore., and Joan Chubbuck
and Roxanne Polak of Vestal, N.Y.; and nephews Jim, Joe, and Jerry Day
of Hornell and Jack Day of Weston, Conn.
Florence worked for many years in the real estate field in the Binghamton
area. She was also active in many church and civic organizations. Service,
love, kindness, devotion, and thoughtfulness are the characteristics that
come to mind of all who were touched by the friendship of Florence.
Funeral services were held at the Ogden Hillcrest Methodist Church
in Port Dickinson, N.Y., with burial following in Chenango Valley Cemetery.
SIDNEY G. DICKEY, SR.
CANISTEO - Sidney G. Dickey, Sr., 87, of Cty. Rte. #30, Swale Road,
died Tuesday (April 3, 2001) at his home following a long illness.
He was born Nov. 17, 1913, in Canisteo to Monroe and Rose Jones Dickey.
On Oct. 19, 1940, he married Virginia Burns, who survives. He was predeceased
by three brothers, Oren, Roy, and Lyle Dickey.
He lived his entire life on the Swale Road, where he enjoyed farming.
He worked for Feenaughty & Allen Building Co. of Canisteo from 1947
In addition to his wife of 60 years, he is survived by two sons, George
and Glenn (Lee Ann) Dickey, both of Canisteo; two daughters, Gail Davis
and Joyce (Frank) Burdick, also of Canisteo; one sister, Dorothy Eichelberger
of Brandon, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Mabel Dickey of Hornell; six grandchildren;
and six great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 1-3 p.m. at the H.P.
Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main Street in Canisteo, where
funeral services will be at 3 p.m. immediately following calling. Burial
will be in Hillside Cemetery in Canisteo.
Memorials in the name of Sidney Dickey may be made to Southern Tier
Hospice, 44 West Water St. (West Team), Elmira, N.Y. 14901, or to the Kanestio
Historical Society, 23 Main St., Canisteo, N.Y. 14823.
ANTHONY J. "TONY" PRATTICO
HORNELL - Anthony J. "Tony" Prattico, 76, of 144 River St., Hornell,
died Tuesday morning (April 3, 2001) at Highland Hospital in Rochester
following a long illness.
Born in Hornell on Aug. 27, 1924, he was the son of Antonio and Mary
(Crea) Prattico. He was a graduate of St. Ann's School and also Hornell
Tony was a veteran of the US Army, serving in the European Theater
of Operations during WW II. While in the Army, he received the Presidential
Unit Citation, European Theater of Operations Ribbon with five Battle Stars,
the American Victory Medal, the German Occupation Medal, along with numerous
He was employed for over 30 years at the former Erie Railroad, Erie-Lackawanna
Railroad, and Conrail, retiring as a locomotive engineer. Tony was a communicant
of St. Ann's Church and had served as an usher for many years. He was a
member of the Hornell VFW, Hornell American Legion, Hornell Moose Lodge,
Hornell Association, and Carducci Lodge (Sons of Italy).
Tony was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Prattico, who died
Surviving are two sisters, Frances Warden of Lenexa, Kan., and Dominica
DeFazio of Scranton, Pa.; two brothers, Joseph (Carolyn) Prattico of Rochester,
and James (Alice) Prattico of Rochester; and several cousins, nieces, and
The family of Anthony J. "Tony" Prattico will receive friends on Thursday
from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11 a.m. at St.
Ann's Church with burial in St. Ann's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association,
20 Ramona St., Rochester, N.Y. 14613. Memorial forms will be available
at the Dagon Funeral Home.
HERMAN G. LAWRENCE
DANSVILLE - Herman G. Lawrence, 88, passed away Monday (April 2, 2001)
at McAuley Manor SNF in North Hornell after a long illness.
Herman was born Feb. 1, 1913, in Springwater. A son of Frank and Margaret
(Bennett) Lawrence, he was a former specialist at Foster Wheeler Corp.
in Dansville, retiring in 1978. Herman was also a gentleman farmer for
10 years. He married Evelyn M. Hynes on Aug. 20, 1941, in Scottsburg. She
He was a member of the Foster Wheeler 25-year club and a past member
of the Dansville Moose.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Evelyn; several nieces
and nephews, including nephew Frank (Laura) Lawrence of Wayland; sisters-in-law
and brothers-in-law Florence Lawrence of Wayland, Lorena Steffen of Arkport,
Morris (Kathryn) Hynes, and Milton (Daphne) Hynes, all of Dansville; and
Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at the Walter E.
Baird & Sons Funeral Home, 100 E. Naples St., Wayland, where funeral
services will be held at the conclusion of calling, with Rev. Randolph
Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Springwater.
Contributions may be made to Dansville Ambulance Corps. in memory of
Herman G. Lawrence.
JOHN J. MULLIGAN
BELMONT - John J. Mulligan, 63, of 5798 Mulligan Road, Belmont, died
(April 2, 2001), shortly after arrival at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville.
John was born Sept. 14, 1937 in Wellsville, the son of Paul L. Mulligan
and Mary C. McGurk Mulligan.
On June 3, 1961, in Ithaca, he married Maria Multila, who survives.
John was a life long resident of the Belmont area. He was a graduate
of the Alfred-Almond High School and received his associate degree in agriculture
from Cornell University.
He had been a dairy and sheep farmer all his life and was involved
in a variety of livestock activities associated with farming. John was
active with the 4-H program, and he or a member of his family showed at
the Allegany County Fair for over 55 years.
He was a long time member of the Dairyman's League. He had been an
Allegany County Soil and Water Conservation committeeman, former member
of the Belmont Conservation Club, former Assessor and Supervisor for the
Town of Ward, and was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.
Surviving in addition to John's wife are two sons, Ronnie (Alinda)
Mulligan of Belmont and John J. Mulligan Jr. of Hornell; four daughters,
Barbara (David) Benjamin of Belmont, Joanne (Bryan) Burdick of Belmont,
Diane (J. David) Chamberlain of Belmont and Susan (Robert) Cline of Belmont;
11 grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Ingalls of Bolivar; an uncle, John
Shanley of Belmont; a special friend and cousin, John D. McGurk of Fairport;
and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends are invited to call Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at
the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Belmont.
A prayer service will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral
home. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church
in Belmont. Rev. Joseph Vatter will be the celebrant. Interment will be
in St. Mary's Cemetery in Belmont.
Memorials may be contributed to the Amity Rescue Squad, the 4-H program,
c/o Allegany County Cooperative Extension, Angelica Road, Belmont, NY 14813,
or to the charity of the donor's choice.
HERMAN G. LAWRENCE
DANSVILLE - Herman G. Lawrence, 88, passed away Monday (April 2, 2001)
at McAuley Manor SNF in N. Hornell, after a long illness.
Friends may call 1-3 p.m. Thursday (April 5) at the Walter E. Baird
& Sons Funeral Home, 100 E. Naples St., Wayland, where funeral services
will be held at the conclusion of calling. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley
A complete obituary will appear in the Wednesday edition of the Tribune.
GERALD L. "JIGGS" STEPHENS
JASPER - Gerald L. "Jiggs" Stephens, 74, of Cty. Rte. #72, Dennis Corners,
entered into rest Sunday (April 1, 2001) at St. James Mercy Hospital following
a long illness.
He was born Jan. 24, 1927, in Canisteo to Miles and Bernice Potter
Stephens. On Nov. 20, 1954, he married Dian Norton in Canisteo, who survives.
He was a self-employed dairy farmer in Jasper since 1955. He belonged
to the National Farmers Organization and was a member of the Jasper Grange.
He loved to hunt for arrowheads, and enjoyed gardening and deer hunting.
In addition to his wife of 46 years, he is survived by six sons, Mark
(Tina), Jim, and Craig Stephens, all of Jasper, Dave (Patty) Stephens of
Canisteo, Keith (Bonnie) Stephens of Addison, and Mike (Becky) Stephens
of Cohocton; five daughters, Karen Stephens of Jasper, Pam (Rich) Chapman,
Kathie (Paul) White, and Jeanne (Chris) Rounsville, all of Cohocton, and
Brenda (Luis) Acosta of Bridgewater, N.J.; two sisters, Helen Finney of
Bath and Audrey (Bill) Typhair of Syracuse; one brother, Harland (Betty)
Stephens of Montour Falls; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and
nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the
H.P. Smith & Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main St. in Canisteo,
where a funeral service will be held Wednesday (April 4) at 11 a.m. with
the Rev. Tony Ross, pastor of the Adrian Baptist Church, officiating. Burial
will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Canisteo.
Memorials in the name of Gerald "Jiggs" Stephens may be made to Jasper
VICTOR (PAT) PIRRUNG
WAYLAND - Victor (Pat) Pirrung, 86, of 12 Scott St., Wayland, died
Sunday (April 1, 2001) at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell.
Pat was born Feb. 5, 1915, in Springwater, the son of Fred and Clara
Vogt Pirrung, and resided in the Springwater-Wayland area all of his life.
He married the former Bertha Oliver on Nov. 11, 1939, in Cohocton. She
Pat owned and operated the family farm for many years. In 1948 he became
an auctioneer, and in 1978 he formed Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc., and operated
it until his retirement in 1991, assisting his son James in later years.
Pat was a member and a past director of the New York State Auctioneers
Association and was a member of the National Auctioneers Association. He
was assessor for the town of Wayland for over 24 years and served two terms
as a councilman for the Town of Wayland. A communicant of St. Joseph's
Church, he served many years on the finance committee. He was also a member
of the Wayland Lions Club and a past member of the Wayland Hook and Ladder
Pat is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Bertha; two sons, Gerald
(Connie) Pirrung of Ulysses, Pa., and James (Sharyl) Pirrung of Wayland;
one daughter, Linda (Robert) Odum of Elmira; nine grandchildren, Victoria
Pirrung, David (Kate) Pirrung, Jeffrey (Denise) Pirrung, Catherine Pirrung,
Lindsey Pirrung, Allyson Pirrung, Christopher (Kathy) Odum, Susan (Thomas)
Wayland, and David Odum; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Rita Schwan
of Dansville; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 1-5 and 7-10 p.m. Tuesday at the St. George-Stanton
Funeral Home, 109 West Naples St., Wayland. Prayer services will be conducted
at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian
Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Wayland. Interment will be in
St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Contributions may be made in Pat's name to the Wayland Ambulance Corps.
CARL A. LAMPHIER
CANISTEO - Carl A. Lamphier, 82, of Ste. Rte. #36 died Friday (Mar.
30, 2001) at McAuley Manor in North Hornell.
He was born June 13, 1918 in Hornell, the only son of Arthur and Ethlyn
(Bowles) Lamphier. He married Frances A. Flowers on December 3, 1944 in
Nashville, Tn., who predeceased him in Dec. of 1996.
Mr. Lamphier was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during WWII as
a tank sergeant. He owned and operated the Overhead Door Sales, Co. of
Canisteo from 1951-1984. He was a 50-year member and past president (1960-1961)
of the Canisteo Rotary Club, a 50-year member of Morning Star Lodge # 65
F & AM in Canisteo, the Hornell Elks Club, a member of the First United
Methodist Church in Canisteo, where he served on the board of trustees,
a member of the United Methodist Mens' Group, and was a Rotary Paul Harris
Fellow. He was also a former Canisteo Town Supervisor from 1978-1983, and
board member for the Town of Canisteo.
He is survived by three sons, Alan (Lydia) Lamphier of Webster and
Larry (Jane) Lamphier of Painsville, Ohio and David Lamphier of Rush; one
daughter, Linda (Paul) Meagher of Rochester; six grandchildren, Daniel,
Kristie, Thad and Geoffrey Lamphier, and Peter and Karen Meagher; one aunt,
Mrs. Bernice Mullen of Canisteo; and close friend and companion, Maralyn
Reynolds of Canisteo.
The family will receive friends today from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at
the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main Street in Canisteo,
where funeral and committal services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with
the Rev. Carl Chamberlain officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery
Memorials in the name of Carl Lamphier may be made to the Canisteo
Rotary Club, c/o Tom Wood, 32 Third Street, Canisteo, NY 14823.
WAYLAND - Henry Belanger, 80, of 8820 Route 36, Arkport, died Saturday
(Mar. 31, 2001) at the Vincent House Comfort Care Facility in Wayland,
spending his last days in the company of his family and loved ones.
Henry was born October 15, 1920 in Caribou, Ma., the son of Joseph
and Elise (Thibodau) Belanger. He married the former Rolande Beaupre in
1942 in Caribou, Ma. and moved to Wayland the same year. He was a potato
grower in Wayland, a scale operator for Retsof Salt Mine, and after his
retirement in 1970, he owned and operated Belanger's Grocery Store for
16 years. His greatest joys were gardening, country music and spending
time with his family and friends.
He was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church, Wayland, and was also
a member of the Dansville Moose Club.
He was predeceased by a grandson, Mathew Belanger in 1995; he is survived
by his wife of 59 years, Rolande; their six children, Rodney (Dinah) Belanger
of Perkinsville, Karen (Patrick) Cardinale of Misson Viejo, Ca., Joanne
(Armand) Bisson of Martinez, Ca., Beverly Hart of Hornell, Wayne Belanger
(Linda Mack) of Springwater and Jeanine (Jeffrey) Feld of Trabuco Canyon,
Ca.; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leo Belanger
of Wayland and Lucien Belanger of Buffalo; two sisters, Lydia Beaupre of
Turlock, Ca. and Irene O'Neal of Wayland; as well as several nieces and
Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the St. George-Stanton
Funeral Home, 109 West Naples Street, Wayland.
Prayer services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral
home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph's
Church. Interment is in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Those wishing may make contributions in Henry's name to: Vincent House,
310 Second Ave., Wayland, NY 14572.
JOSEPH P. "JOE PAT" McCORMACK
BINGHAMTON - Joseph P. "Joe Pat" McCormack, 64, of Binghamton, died
Thursday morning (Mar. 29, 2001) at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. He was
predeceased by his parents, Raymond J. and Julia McCormack, Sr., and his
brothers, Raymond J. McCormack, Jr. and Michael A. McCormack. He is survived
by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Rosemary and James Mullins, Avon Park,
Fl., Shirley A. McCormack, Julia and Joseph Fish, all of Binghamton, Jeanne
and Lyle Pyke of Charlotte, N.C., Kathleen and Ronald Charsky of Binghamton;
sisters-in-law Angela McCormack and Virginia McCormack; 23 nieces and nephews;
30 great nieces and nephews; aunts; uncles and several cousins. Joe Pat
was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Binghamton; a graduate of Binghamton
Central School; a veteran of the United States Army. Joe Pat was a switchman
for the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad and retired in 1993 from the Canadian-Pacific
Railroad. He was an active member for years of the Binghamton YMCA Athletic
MARTIN ROBERT (BOB) WAGER
COHOCTON - Martin Robert (Bob) Wager, 82, of Potter Hill Rd., passed
away Thursday (Mar. 29, 2001) at his home after a long illness.
Bob was born November 19, 1918 in Cohocton, a son of George and Catherine
(Marks) Wager. He owned and operated the Wager Family Farm in Cohocton
for many years. In his younger years, Bob worked at the Gunlocke Chair
Factory and at Birdseye Foods, both of Wayland. He married Leona Smith
on Feb. 9, 1939 in Cohocton, she survives. He was predeceased by a sister,
Agnes Walker, and two brothers, Justin Wager and Leo Wager.
He was a communicant member of St. Pius V Roman Catholic Church in
Cohocton. Bob enjoyed hunting and gardening, but most of all playing cards
with family and friends.
Bob is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Leona; two daughters,
Jean (Dean) Wesley of Hornell and Deborah (Robert) Thurling of Cohocton;
three sons, Robert R. (Janet) Wager of Lancaster, Pa., Donald (Jeanette)
Wager of Coopersburg, Pa. and Douglas (Elizabeth) Wager of Warminster,
Pa.; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Brummett
and Irene Lighthouse, both of Rochester; as well as several nieces, nephews
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the Walter E.
Baird & Sons Funeral Home, 100 E. Naples St., Wayland. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Pius V Catholic Church in
Cohocton. Burial will be in St. Pius Cemetery, Cohocton.
Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in memory
of Bob Wager.
VELMA M. MORRISON
HORNELL - Velma M. Morrison, 98, of the Lutheran Retirement Home, formerly
of Warren, OH and Hornell, died at 1:45 a.m. on Friday (Mar. 30, 2001)
in the nursing home.
Mrs. Morrison was born October 23, 1902 in Towerville, a daughter of
Harry W. and Minnie E. (Becker) West.
She was the widow of Frank C. Morrison, whom she married July 27, 1936,
and died on December 10, 1996.
Mrs. Morrison was a graduate of Jamestown Business College and a secretary
for Niagara Light and Power in Jamestown and Fredonia.
Surviving are a daughter, Shirley A. Abramson of Jamestown; five grandchildren,
Edward R. and Thomas C. Cook, both of Jamestown, Dianne L. Joris of Hornell,
Denise L. Kaner and Lori Sickelpaugh, both of Greensboro, NC; four great-grandchildren;
and three sisters, Marie Destro and Elva West, both of Gerry and Maxine
Schruise of Lakewood.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Morrison was predeceased by a son, Edward
F. Morrison, who died October 10, 1988; a brother, Richard West; and two
sisters, Marjorie Schuster and Eva Lindsey.
The funeral service will be at 3 p.m. today in the Lind Funeral Home,
805 W. Third St., Jamestown. Burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 1 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the funeral
The family suggests that memorials be made to the Lutheran Social Services
Foundation, 737 Falconer St., Jamestown, NY 14701.
GLADYS M. WIESMORE
ALFRED STATION - Gladys M. Wiesmore, 81, of 6106 Terbury Road, passed
away Saturday (Mar. 31, 2001) at McAuley Manor in North Hornell.
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, May 30, 1919, a daughter of John and
Edith (Southworth) Gordon, she had made her home in the Buffalo area for
several years prior to moving to Alfred Station about 1980. She had attended
the Alfred-Almond Bible Church and had been employed as an occupational
therapist at the West Seneca Developmental Center for several years.
She was predeceased by her husband, Frank E. Wiesmore on January 28,
1980, and her son, David L. Wiesmore.
Surviving are her daughter, Marilynn (Rev. Daniel) Kenyon of Alfred
Station; five grandchildren, Julie (Jon) Williams, Tera (Danny) Roelle,
Jacquelyn Kenyon, Cayce Wiesmore and Melissa (Chad) Hayes; as well as a
great-granddaughter, Erica Williams.
The family will be present 7-9 p.m. Monday to receive friends at the
Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo Street, Hornell. Funeral
services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Alfred-Almond Bible Church.
Burial will be in Elmlawn Cemetery, Buffalo.
CATHERINE STEVENS FOLTS
DANSVILLE - Catherine Stevens Folts, 90, of Seward St., died Friday
(Mar. 30, 2001) at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home, where she had been a
resident since 1997. Catherine was the widow of Ralph G. Folts, who died
March 20, 1997.
She was born in Dansville January 18, 1911, the daughter of the late
Fred and Clara (Vogt) Stevens. Prior to retiring as Assistant Manager of
the Instructor Subscription Agency in 1973, Catherine had been employed
by the parent company, F.A. Owens Publishing, Co. for over 40 years. She
was past president of the Twenty Five Year Club, a 45-year member of the
Daniel Goho American Legion Womens' Auxiliary, Legion of Mary, the Sacred
Heart League and a lifetime communicant of St. Mary's Church.
Mrs. Folts is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Richard and
Betty Stevens of Dansville; as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces
and great-nephews. She was predeceased by brothers Norman and Clarence
Stevens, and a sister, Marian Doyle.
Friends and family may call Monday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the
Chamberlin Funeral Home, Inc. 73 Main St., Dansville. An American Legion
Womens' Auxiliary Prayer service will be held at 10 a.m. The Rosary will
be recited at 10:15 a.m. followed at 11 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial
at St. Mary's Church with the Rev. Gennaro Ventura officiating. Burial
will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery. Those wishing may make memorial
contributions to the Dansville Ambulance, P. O. Box 235, Dansville, NY