Miscellaneous Steuben County, New York Obituaries

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Jean C. Rumsey
FLORIDA | Jean C. Rumsey, 77, of Grant Street, Wellsboro, Pa., 
died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002 in Florida.
She was a retired bank teller from Commonwealth Bank, 
Wellsboro, Pa.
Survivors include her partner, Charles E. Weimar; three sons, 
Dennis Rumsey of Lawrenceville, Pa., Dale Rumsey of Wellsboro, 
Pa. and Ryane Rumsey of Elkland, Pa.; stepdaughters Cinthia 
Youngs and Karen Longabaugh, both of Wellsboro, Pa., and Tammy 
Goodreau of Norristown, Pa.; stepsons Earl Weimar of 
Wellsboro, Pa., and Randy Welmar of New Milford, Conn.
Calling hours are 7-9 p.m., Friday at Tussey-Mosher Funeral 
Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, Pa.
Services will be held there at 11 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. 
Ralph Heagy officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery.



Francesco P.  Ruscitto
WAYLAND | Francesco "Boogum" P. Ruscitto, 89, of 2678 Route 
21, died Thursday, July 11, 2002 at home.
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. Monday at 
Sacred Heart Church, Perkinsville. Burial will be in St. 
Joseph's Cemetery.



Kelly A.  Russell 
PITTSBURGH, Pa. | Kelly Ann Russell, 29, of Owego, died 
Friday, June 7, 2002 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical 
Center's Presbyterian Hospital. 
Survivors include her parents, Jim and Lou Russell of Owego; 
two brothers, Jim Russell Jr. of Owego and George Russell of 
Chenango Bridge; one sister, Veronica Truesdail of Owego; 
maternal grandparents Roland and Shirley Stuart of Cameron.
Calling hours are 6-9 p.m. Monday at Richards Funeral Home, 
Owego.
Services will be held there at 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Rev. 
George Ayers officiating. 
Burial will be in Gibson Corners Cemetery, Owego.



Lawrence P.  Russell 
LAWRENCEVILLE, PA. | Lawrence P. Russell, 86, of Mill Street, 
died Friday, July 12, 2002.
He had operated his own auto repair business in Lawrenceville 
and also worked as a custodian at Williamson High School 
retiring in 1981. 
Survivors include a daughter, Shirley A. Russell of 
Lawrenceville; a son, Cleo Russell of Lawrenceville.
Calling hours are 1-2 p.m. today at the Lindley Community 
Church, Lindley, N.Y.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 2 p.m. today, the Rev. Timothy Hartigan officiating. Burial 
will be in Lawrenceville Cemetery at the convenience of the 
family. Arrangements are by Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 
Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y.



Sharon L. Ryall
ELMIRA | Sharon L. Ryall, 46, of Painted Post, died Thursday, 
March 28, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete with Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 
E. Pulteney St., Corning.



John J.  Ryan
HORSEHEADS | John Joseph "Jack" Ryan, 82, of 1005 Center St., 
died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002 at Elcor Health Services.
He was a retired custodian with the Horseheads Central School 
District.
Survivors include two sons, Dennis Ryan of Pine City and 
Thomas Ryan of Horseheads; a daughter, Nancy Pradon of 
Horseheads; a sister, Evelyn Crowley of Elmira Heights; a 
brother, Eugene (Bob) Ryan of Horseheads.
Calling hours are 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Van Buskirk-Lynch 
Funeral Home, Mill Street and Grand Central Avenue, 
Horseheads.
Services will be held there at 10 a.m. Friday. Burial will be 
in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira.



Robert G. Sagardi 
ADDISON | Robert G. Sagardi, 61, of 6161 State Route 417, died 
Thursday, March 28, 2002 at home.
He had been the proprietor of W&W Grocery, Woodhull.
Arrangements are incomplete at the H.P. Smith & Son Funeral 
Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull.



Mary Salek
GALETON, Pa. | Mary Salek, 93, of Galeton, formerly of 
Wilkes-Barre, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at home.
She had been a nurse at Retreat State Hospital.
Survivors include one son, Andrew Salek of Galeton.
Calling hours are 10-11 a.m. Saturday at St. Bibiana Church.
A mass of Christian burial will be held there at the 
conclusion of calling hours at 11 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. 
Brian E. Vossler officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's 
Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre. 
Arrangements are by the Collins-Olney Funeral Home.



Raymond N. Saltsman Jr. 
AVOCA | Raymond N. Saltsman Jr., 69, of 9312 County Road 7, 
died Monday, July 8, 2002 at home.
He had been employed by Mercury Aircraft in Hammondsport.
Survivors include one son, Daniel Saltsman of Avoca; one 
sister, Rose Thorsen.
Calling hours are 7-9 p.m. today and 1-2 p.m. Thursday at the 
Bond-Davis & Bishop Funeral Home. 
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 2 p.m. Thursday, the Rev. William McFeaters officiating. 
Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery.



John R.  Saltzer Sr.
PRATTSBURGH | John R. Saltzer Sr., 59, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 
2002 after a long illness.
Calling hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Avoca 
Assembly of God Church, 11 Griswold St., Avoca.
Services will be held there Wednesday at a time to announced, 
the Rev. Samuel A. Stetter officiating. Burial will be in 
Wheeler Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Bond-Davis Funeral Home, Bath.



Maud R. Salyerds 
CORNING | Maud R. Salyerds, 88, of Bath, died Saturday, Feb. 
23, 2002 at Corning Hospital. 
She worked for Hopkins Dairy in Bath
Survivors include three sons, Edward Salyerds of Bath, Charles 
Salyerds of Elmira and Allan Salyerds of Painted Post.
There are no calling hours.
Services will be held at the convinience of the family. Burial 
will be in Nondaga Cemetery in Bath.



Deborah J. Samelson
BALTIMORE | Deborah J. Samelson, 49, of Elmira, N.Y., formerly 
of York, Pa, died Thursday, April 11, 2002 at Johns Hopkins 
University Hospital.
She had been director of Manufacturing Strategy and Planning 
for Corning, Inc. in Elmira, N.Y. and also plant manager of 
various Corning Inc. plants in New York, Pennsylvania and 
Ohio.
Survivors include her parents, Dr. Leo and June Nadeau 
Samelson of York, Pa.; a brother, Jonathan E. Samelson of 
Philadelphia; a sister, Dr. Roberta S. Bracken of Charlotte, 
N.C.
Calling hours will be 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Baumeister, Orcutt & 
Small Mortuaries, Inc., South Queen at Jackson Street, York, 
Pa. and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Saint Patrick's Catholic 
Church, 231 South Beaver St., York, Pa.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be there at the conclusion of 
calling hours at 
10 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. C. Anthony Miller officiating.



John C. Sando 
ROCHESTER | John C. Sando, 47, of 8 Gorham St., Rushville, 
died Thursday, March 7, 2002 at Strong Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include his father, John D. Sando of Painted Post; 
two sisters, Cheryle Stanton of Penn Yan and Cathy Lynn Sando 
of Oswego; two brothers, David Sando of Almogordo, N.M. and 
Christopher J. Sando of Corning.
Calling hours are 5-7 p.m. Monday at the Haughey Funeral Home, 
216 E. First St., Corning.
A prayer services will be held there at 9 a.m. Tuesday, 
followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Heart of 
Mary Church, Painted Post.



John C.  Sando 
ROCHESTER | John C. Sando, 47, of 8 Gorham St., Rushville, 
died Thursday, March 7, 2002 at Strong Memorial Hospital 
following a brief illness. 
Survivors include his father, John D. Sando of Painted Post; 
two sisters, Cheryl Stanton of Penn Yan and Cathy Lynn Sando 
of Oswego; two brothers, David Sando of Almogordo, N.M., and 
Christopher J. Sando of Corning. 
Arrangements are incomplete at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 
E. First St., Corning.



Mary Ellen  Sanford
HORNELL | Mary Ellen Sanford, 61, of 7185 N. Main St. Ext., 
died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002 at St. James Hospital.
She was employed by the former Erie Railroad. She was also a 
school bus driver for the Hornell School District.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Sanford of Hornell; two 
daughters, Shana Armbruster of Ohio and Sheila Breed of 
Hornell; one son, Bryce Hanning of Hornell; one sister, 
Jacqueline Sharp of Ohio.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Bender-Brown 
& Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St.
Services will be held there at 11 a.m. Monday, Father Elias 
Menuba officiating. Burial will be in Arkport Cemetery.



Edna B.  Sargeant
WELLSBORO, PA. | Edna Butler Sargeant, 85, of Broad Acres 
Health & Rehabilitation Center, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002 
at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a son, David L. Butler of Mansfield; a 
sister, Marie Krise of Woodhull, N.Y.
Calling hours are 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Kenyon Funeral Home 
Inc., 214 W. Main St., Elkland.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours 
at 2 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Dr. Paul Palmer Green 
officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.



Leon F.  Sargent 
CORNING | Leon F. Sargent, 78, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2002 at 
Corning Hospital after a long illness.
Survivors include his wife, Lois; a son, Michael Stripe of 
Tennessee; three daughters, Michelle Perryman of Arizona, 
Yvonne Kane of Carlisle, Pa., and Lisa Sargent of Corning; a 
brother, Carl Sargent of North Carolina; two sisters, Velma 
Beaulieu of Elmira and Phyllis Wonderlake.
Calling hours are 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Carpenter's Funeral 
Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Christ Episcopal 
Church, Corning.
Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery Mausoleum.



Herbert W.  Sass 
PENN YAN | Herbert W. Sass, 75, of Rock Stream, died Saturday, 
May 25, 2002 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.
He was employed by Hunter College and the United Nations in 
New 
York City.
Survivors include his 
wife, Rose J. Sass; sons Philip M. Sass of Audobon, Pa., 
and David J. Sass of Thornton, Colo.
There will be no calling hours. A private graveside service 
will be held at Bath National Cemetery at the family's 
convenience.
Arrangements are by Baird Funeral Home in Dundee.



Francis W. Saunders 
BRADFORD, PA. | Francis William Saunders, 64, of Bradford, 
formerly of Seneca Drive, Big Flats, N.Y., died Sunday, March 
24, 2002 at home after a brief illness.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Janet Saunders of 
Bradford; one son, Stephen "Skip" Saunders of Seagrove, N.C.; 
one daughter, Sharyl Marshall of Elmira Heights, N.Y.; one 
sister, Patricia Ferguson of Utica, N.Y.; one brother, John 
Saunders of Stittville, N.Y.
He was a supervisor of production at various Corrugated 
Container companies including Corning Packaging and Georgia 
Pacific in Bradford.
Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Barber 
Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, N.Y.
Services will be held there at 10 a.m. Thursday, the Rev. 
Vincent Cooper officiating. Burial will be in Rural Home 
Cemetery, Big Flats, N.Y.



Ruth M.  Sawyer 
HORNELL | Ruth M. Sawyer, 87, formerly of Troupsburg and 
Woodhull, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002 at the Hornell Gardens 
Nursing Facility after a long illness.
She was a tax collector for the Town of Troupsburg for 22 
years and worked for the Troupsburg Central School District.
Survivors include four sons, J. David Sawyer of Woodhull, Dale 
Sawyer of Friendsville, Tenn., Dean Sawyer of Troy, Pa., and 
George Sawyer of Canisteo; four daughters, Ann Hulbert of 
Troupsburg, Mary Auton of San Jose, Calif., Jane Kawecki of 
Warren, Ohio, and Janet Atwood of Hornell.
Arrangements are incomplet at the H.P. Smith and Son Inc. 
Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull.



Arthur J.  Sbedico
FLORIDA | Arthur Joseph Sbedico, 57, of Holly Hill, formerly 
of Elmira, N.Y., died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 31, 2002.
Survivors include his mother, Carmella Prochilo Sbedico of 
Horseheads, N.Y.
There will be no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at 
St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin St., Elmira, N.Y., the Rev. 
Richard Farrell officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter & 
Paul's Cemetery, Elmira. N.Y. Arrangements are by Van 
Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads, N.Y.



Robert  Schaef 
ELMIRA | Robert E. Schaef, 80, formerly of Caton, died Friday, 
July 5, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital.
He owned and operated a farm near Caton.
Survivors include two sisters, Donna Wolfe of Horseheads and 
Thelma Courtright of Lawrenceville, Pa. 
Arrangments are incomplete with Carpenter's Funeral Home.

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