Miscellaneous Steuben County, New York Obituaries

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Floyd W. McKerrow 
CORNING | Floyd W. "Mickey" McKerrow, 68, of 58 John St., died 
Monday, March 25, 2002 at Corning Hospital.
He was an auto mechanic with Sparlings Northside Esso, Austins 
Texaco, Howard Sutherland Contracting, and Eckston Management.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Janet McKerrow; two 
sons, Mark McKerrow of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Michael McKerrow of 
Corning; one sister, Winifred Lyons of Stanford, Ariz.
Services will be held at 
11 a.m. Friday at the South Corning United Methodist Church, 
Caton Road, the Rev. Judy White officiating.
Arrangements are by Phillips Funeral Home.



Charlote G. McKibbin
HORSEHEADS | Charlote G. McKibbin, 91, of Erin, died Saturday, 
Sept. 14, 2002 at Elcor Health Services Center in Horseheads.
Survivors include five sons, Robert McKibbin of Spencer, 
Russell McKibbin of Montour Falls, Kenneth McKibbin of Erin, 
Donald McKibbin of North Carolina, Richard McKibbin of 
Horseheads; a sister Helen Weller of Horseheads.
Calling hours are from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday 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. Tuesday. Burial will be in Scotchtown Cemetery, 
Erin.



Dixie M.  McMillen
PAINTED POST | Dixie Mae McMillen, 87, formerly of Hanwell 
Village, Corning, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002 at The Waters of 
Three Rivers Health Care.
She had worked for Curtiss Wright Aircraft Co. in Buffalo, 
Bell Aircraft Co., Remington Rand in Elmira, J.C. Penney Co. 
Inc. in the Arnot Mall, Big Flats and had been the owner of 
the Sunshine Laundry Center in Corning retiring after many 
years of service.
Survivors include a sister, Helen Hull.
Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. today at Phillips Funeral Home, 17 
W. Pulteney St., Corning.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Scotchtown Cemetery, 
Erin.



Robert  McPherson
DANVILLE, PA. | Robert McPherson, 73, of Sunderlinville, died 
Friday, April 12, 2002 at Geisinger Medical Center. 
Arrangements are incomplete with the Benjamin R. Olney Funeral 
Home, Ulysses.



Robert McPherson
DANVILLE, PA. | Robert McPherson, 73, of Sunderlinville, died 
Friday, April 12, 2002 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. 
He worked had worked at Ingersoll-Rand in Painted Post.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Snay McPherson; three sons, 
Rob McPherson of R.R. Sabinsville, James McPherson of 
Sunderlin-ville, and Arlen McPherson of West Pike; a brother, 
Larry McPherson of Irmo, S.C.; and two sisters, Juanita Clay 
of Burnsville, W.Va., and Vanzil Lowther of Massillon, Ohio.
Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. today at the Benjamin R. Olney 
Funeral Home, Ulysses.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 4 p.m., the Rev. David Brelo officiating. 
Burial will be in Parker Hill Cemetery. 



Susan L.  Mechanye 
GALETON PA. | Susan L. Mechanye, 47, of Galeton, died 
Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, in the Cole Memorial Hospital, 
Coudersport.
She was an employee of the Bradford Nursing Home.
Survivors include, her husband, Charles Mechanye of Galeton; 
two sons, Victor Mechanye, Camp Lejuene N.C., and Jonathan 
Mechanye of Addison; two brothers, Michael Farley of Pineville 
WVa., and Henry Farley of Wellsville, N.Y.; two sisters, Kathy 
Luce of Genesee and Teresa Farley of Mansfield.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at the Genesee Cemetery, the 
Rev. William McNeil officiating.



Elizabeth S.  Meck 
PLATTSBURG, MO. | Elizabeth S. "Betty" Meck, 85, of 1 Seventh 
St., Canisteo, N.Y., died Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at the 
Clinton Care and Rehab Center.
She had been a school teacher at Livingston Manor Central 
School, Mt. Morris Central School and Canisteo Central School. 
She retired in 1972.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Mark J. Meck; a 
son, Christopher (Kit) Meck of Kansas City, Mo.
There will be no calling hours or services. Arrangements are 
by H.P. Smith & Son Funeral Home, 29 E. Main St., Canisteo. 



F. Pearl  Meese
NORTH HORNELL | F. Pearl Meese, 86, of Lakeview Apartments, 
105 Geneva St., Bath, died Thursday, April 11, 2002 at McAuley 
Manor.
Survivors include two sons, Lanny Meese of Avoca and Paul 
Meese of Bath; a foster son, Darrell Gardner of Avoca; four 
daughters, Alda Gardner of Titusville, Fla., Joyce Hill and 
LaVonne Zeltwagner both of Avoca and Beverly Belanger of 
Wallace; a brother, Paul Riley of Long Bottom, Ohio.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Bond-Davis & 
Bishop Funeral Home, Avoca.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Avoca United 
Methodist Church, the Rev. Rene Carrillo officiating. Burial 
will be in Valley View Cemetery, Avoca.



Ronald A.  Meese 
COHOCTON | Ronald A. Meese, 72, died Saturday, July 20, 2002.
Survivors include a sister, Mary Meese of Cohocton; two 
brothers, Richard Meese of Rush and Lee Meese of Irving, 
Texas.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at St. George-Stanton 
Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St., Wayland.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday 
at St. Pius Church, Cohocton. Burial will be in St. Pius 
Cemetery.



David R.  Mele
CHARLOTTE, N.C. | David R. Mele, 51, of Round Rock, Texas, and 
formerly of Elmira, N.Y., died Thursday, March 7, 2002, in 
Charlotte.
He was district manager for Jim Walters Homes and, at the time 
of his death, was working out of the Charlotte area.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Groves Mele of Round Rock, 
Texas; two sisters, Theresa A. Hughes of Columbia, Md., and 
Mary C. Wheaton of Deltona, Fla.; three brothers, Nicholas J. 
Mele and John H. Mele, both of Elmira, N.Y., and Karl P. Mele 
of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the McInerny Funeral 
Home, at the corner of Water and Walnut streets, Elmira, N.Y.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday 
in St. Mary's Church, Elmira, N.Y. Burial will be at 1 p.m. 
Wednesday at St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Olean, N.Y.



Gertrude R.  Merola
CORNING | Gertrude Regina Merola, 89, of Corning, died 
Thursday, May 23, 2002 at home.
She worked for Corning Inc. as a payroll clerk for 45 years.
Survivors include one son, Nicholas T. Merola of Corning; one 
brother, Patrick Cosgrove; one sister, Clara Stevens.
There will be no calling hours.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary's Cemetery, 
the Rev. Philip Billotte officiating. 
Arrangements are by the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St.



Elizabeth G. Merrick
PAINTED POST | Elizabeth G. Merrick, 82, of Painted Post, died 
Wednesday, April 10, 2002.
Survivors include two daughters, Trina Kelley and Leigh Park, 
both of Painted Post.
A memorial Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. today at St. Mary's 
Church, Corning. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Painted 
Post.
Arrangements are by Haughey Funeral Home, Corning.



Daniel Y.  Mertz
PENN YAN | Daniel Y. Mertz, 70, of Witcus Road, Cameron Mills, 
died Friday, July 19, 2002 at The Homestead in Penn Yan.
He was a retired truck driver for West Motor Freight in 
Boyertown, Pa. and a stock farmer in Cameron Mills.
Survivors include two brothers, Oscar Mertz of Pennsylvania, 
Carl Mertz Jr. of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Anna Dierolf of 
Pennsylvania, Bertha Kratz Pennsylvania.
Calling hours are 1-3 p.m. Wednesday at the H.P. Smith & Son 
Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 3 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Richard Hurd, officiating. 
Burial will be in Townline Cemetery, Rathbone.



Mary R.  Metcalf 
WELLSBORO, PA. | Mary R. Metcalf, 78, of Harrison Valley, died 
Sunday Sept. 8, 2002 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital 
in Wellsboro.
She owned and operated Mary's Grocery and Harrison Valley, 
worked at Galeton Production, was a nurse's aide at Highland 
Nursing Home in Wellsville, N.Y., and an LPN at Cole Memorial 
Hospital in Coudersport for 22 years.
Survivors include two sons; John Metcalf of Westfield, Randy 
Metcalf of Westfield; two sisters, Gertrude Napier of 
Randolph, N.Y., Dorothy Flaitz of Hornell, N.Y.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Benjamin R. 
Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses.
Services will be held there at 11 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Ed 
Collins officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, 
Potter Brook.



Joanne  Meyers
NORTH HORNELL | Joanne Meyers, of 440 Cleveland Ave., died 
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002 at home.
There will be no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at 
St. Brendan's Church, Almond.
Arrangements are by Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Hornell.



Robert I.  Mickel
LMIRA | Robert I. Mickel, 89, of Villa Serene, Elmira Heights, 
formerly of Horseheads, died Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at the 
Arnot Ogden Medical Center.
He had been a supervisor at the Agway Plant in Big Flats. He 
and his wife, Estella, also owned and operated Pinewoods 
Campgrounds for many years.
Survivors include his daughter, Nancy Jo Strong of Horseheads; 
one brother, Ralph Mickel of Shippensburg, Pa.; two sisters, 
Alice Osborne of Pennsylvania and Verna Bush of Bellwood, Pa.
Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Calvary Baptist 
Church, 209 Gardner Road, Horseheads.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 4 p.m. Saturday, Pastor Lewis Newkirk officiating. Burial 
will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.
Arrangements are by the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, 
Horseheads.



Frances A.  Middleton 
HORSEHEADS | Frances Agnes Middleton, 90, formerly of Corning, 
died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002 at Elcor Health Services.
She had been a supervisor for the New York Telephone Company.
Survivors include two sisters, Angela Billings of Smithtown 
and Marion G. Smith of Corning.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family at the 
Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning.



Theodore E.  Miles
NELSON, Pa. | Theodore Edward Miles, 79, of 27 Beechers 
Square, formerly of Genesee, died Friday, May 3, 2002 at home.
He retired after 20 years of service in the U.S. Army & Navy 
and also he had worked for many years for Lunn's Lumber in 
Wellsville, N.Y.
Survivors include his wife Gertrude Miles; four daughters, 
Laurie Miles of Westfield, Arlene White of Orlando, Fla., 
Denise Saterlee of Presho, N.Y., Tammy Horton of 
Lawrencevillle and Karon Lockhart of Brevard, N.C.; a son, 
Charles Tripp of N.C.; two brothers, Willard Miles of Broken 
Arrow, Okla. and Donald Miles of Elkland.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Kenyon Funeral 
Home, 214 West Main Street, Ekland.
Services will be held there at 2 p.m. Monday the Rev. Melvin 
Ternes officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, 
Elkland.



Cecelia Miller
ELMIRA | Cecelia "Ceil" Miller, 87, of 301 Grove St., Elmira, 
died Saturday June 15, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center 
in Elmira.
Survivors include a brother, Louis Maio of Riverside; two 
sisters, Veronica Gunderman of Savona, Rita Cotter of Painted 
Post.
Arrangements are incomplete at Haughey Funeral Home, Corning.



Charles H.  Miller
CORNING | Charles H. Miller, 81, of Stanley Drive, died 
Sunday, May 5, 2002 at Corning Hospital.
He retired from Corning Inc. in 1981.
Survivors include his wife, Rosie Miller; a daughter, Carolyn 
Comstock of Chesapeake, Va.; two sons, Charles "Chuck" Miller 
of East Lawrence, Pa., and Richard "Rick" Miller of Lebanon, 
Pa.; five sisters, Sarah Bohnert of Mansfield, Pa., Lois Cort 
of Worchester, Mass., Donna McMichael of Penn Yan, Betty Lou 
Snyder of Syracuse and Helen Schneider of Morris, Pa.; a 
brother, Rexford Miller of Trout Run, Pa.
Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. today and 1-2 p.m. Thursday at 
Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St. Corning.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 2 p.m. Thursday, the Rev. John Bedzyk and the Rev. G. 
Victor Perry officiating. Burial will be in Powers Cemetery, 
Lawrenceville, Pa.



Marianna E.  Miller
HORNELL | Marianna E. Miller, 36, of 5739 Crosby Creek Road, 
died Thursday, May 2, 2002 at St. James Mercy Hospital.
She had been employed at the Alumni House in Alfred through 
the work study program at Alfred State College where she was a 
student.
Survivors include her mother, Christine Lolley of Hornell; her 
father, J. George Miller of Rochester; a brother, Michael 
Miller of Rochester.
Calling hours are 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. today and Sunday at the 
Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, 285 Main Street, Hornell.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 8 p.m. Sunday the Deacon Robert McCormick officiating.



John F. Miller Jr. 
AVOCA | John F. Miller Jr., 86, of 8927 County Route 7, died 
Thursday, April 25, 2002 at home.
He had been a truck driver for Livingston County.
Survivors include his wife, Onalee Worden Miller; two sons, 
Peter Miller of Avoca and Robin Miller of Palmyra; four 
daughters, Lorna Rader and Bonnie Hall, both of Avoca, Sandra 
Miller of Mt. Morris and Dawn Youngs of Elmira.
There will be no calling hours.
A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the 
family at Arkport Cemetery, Arkport.
Arrangements are by Bond-Davis & Bishop Funeral Home, Avoca.



Cecelia  Miller 
ELMIRA | Cecelia (Ceil) Miller, 87, of 301 Grove St., died 
Saturday, June 15, 2002 at Arnot Ogden Hospital.
She retired from Corning Inc. as a clerk with 70 years of 
service.
Survivors include a brother, Louis Maio of Riverside; two 
sisters, Veronica Gunderman of Savona and Rita Cotter of 
Painted Post.
Calling hours are 4-7 p.m. today at Haughey Funeral Home, 216 
E. First St., Corning.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday 
at St. Mary's Church, Corning. Burial will be in St. Mary's 
Cemetery, Corning.



Charles W. Miller 
ELMIRA | Charles W. Miller, 79, formerly of Elmira, died 
Tuesday, June 25, 2002.
He retired from Coverall Service and Supply in Elmira.
Survivors include three sons, Charles M. Miller of Colorado, 
William R. Miller of New Jersey and Douglas W. Miller of 
California; two sisters, Margaret Lowman of Himrod and Betty 
Randall of Arizona.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Ballard & Lindgren 
Funeral Home, 161 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights. Burial will be 
in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira.



Eva M.  Miller 
PENN YAN | Eva Marie Miller, 90, of Dundee, died Wednesday, 
Feb. 20, 2002 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital.
She had been a housekeeper for several local families.
Survivors include one daughter, Jeanette E. Hines of Dundee; 
one sister, Helen Miles of Inlet.
Calling hours are noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Baird Funeral 
Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. 
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 2 p.m. Saturday, the ev. Herbert Tennies officiating. 
Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.



George S.  Miller 
DANSVILLE | George S. Miller, 74, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 
2002 at his home.
He was an electrician with Bennett Construction.
Survivors include his wife, Ethel Miller; two daughters, Susan 
Keysaw of Freehold, N.J., and Anne Shaver of Dansville.
Three will be no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at 
St. Mary's Church. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Sullivan Funeral Home and Creation 
Center, 4 Perine St.



Gerald D.  Miller 
CLEVELAND, OHIO | Gerald D. Miller, 82, of Corning, N.Y. died 
Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at Cleveland Clinic.
He had been a carpenter with Corning Inc., retiring in 1996 
after 25 years of service.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Miller of Corning, N.Y.; 
three sons, Gerald D. Miller Jr. of Tulsa, Okla., Carmen E. 
Miller of Las Vegas, Nev. and James P. Miller of Corning, 
N.Y.; three sisters, Josephine Nelson of Painted Post, Teresa 
Gleason and Anna Miller, both of Corning, N.Y.
Calling hours are 3-6 p.m. Sunday at Phillips Funeral Home, 17 
W. Pulteney St., Corning, N.Y.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at 
St. Mary's Church, 155 State St., Corning, N.Y. Burial will be 
in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, N.Y.



Irene G.  Miller 
TIOGA, PA. | Irene G. Miller, 87, of Tioga, died Monday, July 
8, 2002 at home. 
She had been a housewife.
Survivors include five sons, Bernhardt F. Miller, Albert 
Miller and Russell Miller all of Philadelphia, Rex Miller of 
Fortescue, N.J. and Mike Miller of Trevose; six daughters, 
Marion Hughes of Wellsboro, Lorraine Nahill and Elaine Ott, 
both Sarasota, Fla., Patricia Bridges of Hatboro, Gloria 
Martini of Bensalem and Diana Campbell of Tioga.
A private memorial service was held at Tussey-Mosher Funeral 
Home, the Rev. G. Victor Perry officiating.

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