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WILLIAM G. "BILL" CONNORS, SR. 
NORTH HORNELL - William G. "Bill" Connors, Sr., 59, of 314 Seneca Rd., North Hornell, died early Monday morning (Jan. 29, 2001) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, following a brief illness.
He will be remembered for his love, devotion and commitment to his children, sister and brothers. Bill's vibrant and "up-beat" personality along with his ever present smile will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him, especially Christine Chapman, the St. James Mercy Hospital Family, Hornell YMCA Family and the United Way.

A native and life resident of Hornell, he was born July 17, 1941, and was the son of George and Ann (Morris) Connors.

Bill graduated from Hornell High School (Class of 1959) and in 1963 graduated from the University of Buffalo earning his BS Degree in Pharmacy. In 1977, he earned his MBA from Xavier University.

Since 1963, he has been employed in various capacities of the medical profession, including: Chief Pharmacist at the former Bethesda Community Hospital (1963-1970), Bethesda Community Hospital Administrative Assistant (1970-1972), Assistant Administrator of St. James Mercy Hospital (1972-1979), Associate Administrator of St. James Mercy Hospital (1979-1986), Vice President of St. James Mercy Hospital (1987-1990), Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of St. James Hospital (1990-1999). Since 1999, he has served as President /CEO of St. James Mercy Health System.

His professional memberships included: American College of Health Care Executives, Society for Healthcare Planning and Marketing, founding member and past chairman of the Joint Education and Training Committee of the Southern Tier Health Management Corporation, of the Planning Committee of Southern Tier Health Management Corporation, chairman of the Rochester Regional Group Purchasing, of the Hospital Association of New York State US Statewide Advisor Committee, of the Hospital Association of New York State Committee on Mental Health Services, Regional Task Force for Mental Health Services, Southern Tier Emergency Medical Services (Board and Executive Committees), Southern Tier Emergency Medical Services Council (Board Member), member and chairperson of Rochester Regional Emergency Medical Services Board, HANYS Committee on Mental Health Services, member and chairperson of the Rochester Regional Hospital Association.

Bill was active in the Hornell and surrounding communities. He served as United Way Campaign Chairman, was a member and past president of the Hornell YMCA Board of Directors, member of the Campfire Board of Directors, member of the Executive Committee of the Corning Classic, member of the Southern Tier Social Ministry Board of Directors, member of St. Ann's Parish Council, member of the Alfred State College Advisory Committee, and a member of the Hornell Drug Abuse Council. He was a communicant of St. Ann's Church where he had served as an usher. In 1992 he was honored as YMCA Man of the Year.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his brother, Gerard "Buzz" Connors who died in 1992.

Surviving are his daughter, Brigid Connors with grandson, Carl "CJ" of Syracuse; sons, William Connors, Jr. of Rochester, Gregory (Jeni) Connors of Rochester and Matthew Connors of Hollywood, Calif.; brother, James (Katie) Connors of Hornell; sister, Joan (John) Conti of Lewiston; and his identical twin brother, George (Barbara) Connors of Corning; sister-in-law, Eileen Connors of Hornell; along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family of William G. "Bill" Connors will receive friends on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and 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. Mary's Cemetery.

Bill's family requests Memorial Contributions in his name be made to the Memorial Fund of St. James Mercy Foundation, 411 Canisteo St., Hornell, N.Y. 14843. Envelopes will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.
 

KENNETH H. COTTON 
HORNELL - Kenneth H. Cotton, 73, of 7291 North Main St. Ext., died Monday (Jan. 29, 2001) at St. James Mercy Hospital, following a long illness.
Born Nov. 28, 1927 in the Town of Willing, the son of Dorr and Dorothy Foster Cotton. He was married April 16, 1949 in Hornell, to the former Marilyn Norton, who survives. He was predeceased by his son, Kenneth R. Cotton in 1977 and a brother, Bert C. Cotton, in 1984.

He was a former resident of Almond and had resided the past 51 years in Hornell, where he was a heavy equipment operator for A.L. Blades & Sons for 39 years, retiring in 1989.

A veteran of World War II, Ken served with the U.S. Army in Germany and was a member of Arkport Memorial Post #1248 American Legion.

Ken was an avid bowler, hunter and enjoyed NASCAR.

Survivors besides his wife include; his daughter, Linda (John) Faulkner of Arkport; a sister, Hazel (Clyde) Bracken of Almond; a brother, Joseph (Patricia) Cotton of Watkins Glen; two grandchildren, Shani Lynn Reams and Heidi Campbell; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 31, 2001) at Robertson Funeral Home Inc., Hornell, where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday with Rev. Jane Shumway officiating. Final interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Almond.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Mercy Health Foundation, Cancer Treatment Services, 411 Canisteo St., Hornell, N.Y. 14843.
 

ALICE W. KATNER 
FLORIDA/AVOCA - Alice W. Katner, 89, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Sunday (Jan. 14, 2001).
She was born July 1, 1911, in Prattsburgh, to John F. and Mabel G. Lewis Williams. In 1927, she married Ralph N. Horton, who died in 1930. She married Harry Katner in 1932 and predeceased her in 1982, and son John W. Horton in 1993. She lived many years in Avoca and moved to Port Charlotte from North Port, Fla. in 1987.

She retired in 1977 as executive secretary with the Steuben County Civil Service, Bath. Mrs. Katner was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Twilight Chapter of New York, Daughters of the American Revolution, Retired Public Employees Association, Dorcas Circle, Avoca Methodist Church, and the First Presbyterian Church of North Port, Fla.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara H. Handy of Chadds Ford, Pa.; a brother, Forrest S. Williams of South Hampton, Pa.; granddaughters, Nancy Henry, Suzanne Buholtz and Mary Ellen O'Neill of Rochester; grandsons, Douglas and Stephen Handy of West Grove, Pa.; great-granddaughters, Katelynn, Amanda, Nicole, and Natalie Handy, all West Grove, Pa., Casey and Amber Buholtz, and great-grandsons, Adam Henry and Sean O'Neill of Rochester.

Previous funeral services were held in Port Charlotte, Fla.

A memorial service will be held Saturday (Feb. 3, 2001) at The First Presbyterian Church, 6 Pulteney Square, Bath at 1 p.m. with visitation from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Burial will be held in Wheeler Cemetery, Wheeler, following the memorial service.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 7107, North Port, Fla. 34287 or the American Cancer Society, 22107 Elmira Blvd., Port Charlotte, Fla. 33952.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath.
 

LARRY LEE SMITH 
GASPORT - Larry Lee Smith, 59, of East Avenue, Gasport, entered into rest Sunday (Jan. 28, 2001) at his home after a brief illness.
He was born July 3, 1941 in Bath, to the late Earl and Pauline (Nee Voltz) Smith. He was married Oct. 8, 1977 in Middleport to Glenna (Nee Donelson). He was a truck driver for Agway Inc., of Knowlesville. He worked for the company for 38 years. He served his country honorably as a member of the US Army from May 11, 1966 until May 10, 1972. He was a loving father and grandfather. He enjoyed camping, playing horseshoes and working. He loved to bake his children's birthday cakes and make chocolate pancakes.

He lived in Gasport since 1978, previously of Bath.

He was the husband of Glenna (Nee Donelson) Smith; father of Larry (Maureen) Smith Jr. of Buffalo; step-father of William (Phyllis) Teaven of Lockport, Michael (Roxanne) Teaven of Middleport, James (Tami) Teaven of Middleport, Robert (Denise) Teaven of Middleport, Marsha (Frank) Murrell of Gasport and Patricia Teaven Banker (Kenneth) of Lockport; brother of Harland (Edna) Smith of Bath, Gerald (Rita) Smith of Middleport, Shirley (Lorraine) Smith of Arkport and Thurlow (Bonnie) Smith of Hornell; brother-in-law of Noretta Smith of Hornell and Rosela Smith of Hornell; also survived by 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend visitation at the Sherrie-Bream Funeral Home, 4521 Main St., Gasport, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral will be held from the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Fay Cleveland officiating. Burial will be in Cold Spring Cemetery, Lockport.

Memorials appreciated to the American Cancer Society.
 

WILSON "BILL" RITTENHOUSE 
DALTON - Wilson "Bill" Rittenhouse, 75, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at McAuley Manor in North Hornell.
He was born Oct. 21, 1925 in the Town of Mount Morris to Lloyd and Mabel McMaster - Rittenhouse.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corp in WWII. He is a retired school teacher from Letchworth Central School.

He is predeceased by his son, Del Rittenhouse. Surviving are his wife Elizabeth "Jackie" of Dalton; a daughter, Rebecca (Wayne) Anglin of Durham, N.C.; a son, Richard Rittenhouse of Hunt; daughter-in-law, Rhonda Rittenhouse of Pavilion; grandchildren, Christy, Karyn, Lucy and Nathan; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Mann Funeral Home in Nunda on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Richard Hepler officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Dalton.
 

ELMA O. DAVIS 
AVOCA - Elma O. Davis, 91, formerly of 5 Morgan St., died Monday afternoon (Jan. 29, 2001) at the Taylor Health Center in Bath following a long illness.
Born in the Town of Wheeler on June 28, 1909, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Grace Bellinger Olmsted.

In Cohocton in 1931 she was married to Leo Davis, who predeceased her on Dec. 9, 1986.

A life-long resident of the Avoca area, Elma, along with her husband Leo, owned and operated the Davis Hardware Store in Wallace for 47 years.

Elma attended the Avoca United Methodist Church, and enjoyed caring for her grandchildren and her flowers.

Her family includes her son, Glenn L. (Linda) Davis of Avoca; her grandchildren, Michael (Shirley Lynn) Davis of Thurston, Vickie (Tri) Phenix of Fort Worth, Tx., Tammy (Chad) Conrad of Rochester; her 10 great-grandchildren; her nieces, nephews and cousins, also her sisters-in-law, Norma Davis of Hornell and Betty Davis of Port Charlotte, Fla.

Elma's sister, Hazel Chrisler, died early Tuesday morning (Jan. 30, 2001) at Three Rivers Health Care Center in Painted Post.

Calling hours for Elma are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Bond-Davis & Bishop Funeral Home in Avoca. A funeral and committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Avoca United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Rene Carrillo officiating. Burial in Highland Cemetery in Avoca will be in the spring.

Those wishing may contribute in Elma's memory to either the Avoca United Methodist Church or the Avoca Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
 

JAMES DAIS SR. 
WAYLAND - James Dais Sr., 74, of 3050 Sawdust Rd., Wayland, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at the Bath Veterans Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, Wayland.

A complete obituary will appear in the Thursday edition of The Evening Tribune.
 

KENNETH H. COTTON 
HORNELL - Kenneth H. Cotton, 73, of 7291 North Main St. Ext., died Monday (Jan. 29, 2001) at St. James Mercy Hospital, following a long illness.
Born Nov. 28, 1927 in the Town of Willing, the son of Dorr and Dorothy Foster Cotton. he was married April 16, 1949 in Hornell, to the former Dorothy Foster, who survives. He was predeceased by his son, Kenneth R. Cotton in 1977 and a brother, Bert C. Cotton, in 1984.

He was a former resident of Almond and had resided the past 51 years in Hornell, where he was a heavy equipment operator for A.L. Blades & Sons for 39 years, retiring in 1989.

A veteran of World War II, Ken served with the U.S. Army in Germany and was a member of Arkport Memorial Post #1248 American Legion.

Ken was an avid bowler, hunter and enjoyed NASCAR.

Survivors besides his wife include; his daughter, Linda (John) Faulkner, Arkport; a sister, Hazel (Clyde) Bracken, Almond; a brother, Joseph (Patricia) Cotton, Watkins Glen; two grandchildren, Shani Lynne Reams and Heidi Campbell; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 31, 2001), at Robertson Funeral Home Inc., Hornell, where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday with Rev. Jane Shumway officiating. Final interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Almond.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Mercy Health Foundation, Cancer Treatment Services, 411 Canisteo St., Hornell, NY 14843.
 

SALLY M QUINLAN 
WAYLAND - Sally M. Quinlan, 55, of 6775 Meade Hill Road, Wayland, died Jan. 28, 2001.
Sally was born June 9, 1945, in Utica, the daughter of Edmond and Ruth Davison Hornbeck, residing her early life in Hamburg, N.Y.

She married Thomas Quinlan Aug. 27, 1966, in Athol Springs, N.Y. They resided in Dansville until 1969, when they moved to Wayland.

Sally was a program director of Chances and Changes, and was a social worker for Livingston County.

She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Wayland.

Predeceased by her parents, Edmond and Ruth Hornbeck, Sally is survived by her husband, Thomas Quinlan of Wayland; one son, John Quinlan of Wayland; one daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer (Eric) Worden of Dansville; one brother, Peter (Ann) Hornbeck of Olmsteadville; her father-in-law, James (Peggy) Quinlan of Caledonia; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Paige Quinlan of Wayland and Thomas James Worden of Dansville; one niece, Leigh Hornbeck of Boston; several sisters- and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St., Wayland.

Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial, which will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph's Church in Wayland. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Sally's memory to the Vincent House, PO Box 566, Wayland, or St. Joseph's School Memorial Fund, 209 Fremont St., Wayland, N.Y. 14572.
 

JEFFREY M. QUINLAN 
WAYLAND - Jeffrey M. Quinlan, 31, of 27 N. Main St., Wayland, died Jan. 28, 2001.
Jeff was born Jan. 6, 1970, in Rochester, the son of Thomas and Sally Hornbeck Quinlan. He was a life resident of Wayland and a communicant of St. Joseph's Church.

Jeff attended St. Joseph's School, Wayland Central School and Monroe Community College.

Jeff served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Persian Gulf Desert Storm Conflict. He was a member of the Wayland American Legion, Post 407, and the Springwater Rod and Gun Club.

He is survived by his father, Thomas Quinlan of Wayland; one brother, John Quinlan of Wayland, one sister and brother-in-law, Jennifer (Eric) Worden of Dansville; his grandparents, James (Peggy) Quinlan of Caledonia; one niece, Elizabeth Paige Quinlan; one nephew, Thomas James Worden; special friends, Cherri, Paige and Ryan Hurlburt; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the St. George -Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St., Wayland.

An American Legion service will be held at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial, which will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Church in Wayland.

Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Jeff's memory to the Vincent House, P.O. Box 566, Wayland, N.Y., 14572, or St. Joseph's School Memorial Fund, 209 Fremont St., Wayland, N.Y., 14572.
 

RICHARD R. BIEK 
DANSVILLE - Richard R. "Dick" Biek, 86, of Hessler Court died Saturday (Jan. 27, 2001) at Noyes Memorial Hospital after being stricken at home.
He was born Feb. 13, 1914 in Dansville, the son of the late Valentine and Josephine (Rauber) Biek. Dick was married June 9, 1942 to Margaret (Jones) Biek who he has been married to for 58 years.

He had been employed as a welder for Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation where he had retired from in July of 1977 after 43 years of employment. Dick was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, the I.A.M. Local #1665, where he had served as financial secretary for several years, an avid bowler who bowled in the Monday Night "A" League where he had served as secretary for several years. He was a western square dancer and sports fan, along with enjoying gardening. He was a former member of the Union Hose Company #1.

Besides his wife Margaret, Dick is survived by four sons; Doug (Ann) Biek of Stuart, Fl., Tom (Rita) Biek of Las Vegas, NV, Bob (Diane) Biek of Farmington, NY, Jim (Joice Kelley) Biek of Dansville; two daughters; Martha (Paul Robinson) Kenney of Perkinsville, and Barb (Howard) Brockway of Dansville; a brother and sister-in-law, Dick and Louise Jones of Dansville; nine Grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Chamberlin Funeral Home Inc, 73 Main St., Dansville, where the Rosary will be recited on Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 9 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Dansville. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Dansville.

Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to Dansville Ambulance Corp., PO Box 235, Dansville, NY 14437 or the American Lung Assoc., Finger Lakes Region, 1595 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14620.
 

PHYLLIS AUDREY BILL 
WAYLAND - Phyllis Audrey Bill, 73, of State Rt. 63, passed away Saturday (Jan. 27, 2001) at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville, after a short illness.
Phyllis was born March 22, 1927 in Bath, a daughter of Leo and Mildred (Montanye) Wixom. She was a graduate of the North Cohocton-Atlanta High School in 1944. She attended Buffalo State Teachers College and Rochester Business Institute. As a young woman she worked in the buyers office at Sibleys in Rochester.

She is survived by her husband, Donald K. Bill. The two were married on April 29, 1949 in Atlanta. She was a homemaker and mother of two daughters. Phyllis loved to write, cook, sew and work in her garden. She loved animals, especially dogs and cats, but most of all, she loved her family.

Phyllis was a member of the Wayland United Methodist Church where she was very active in the United Methodist Women's Group and taught Sunday School. She was also a member of the Home Bureau and a past Wayland Girl Scout Leader. She was an avid historian, pianist and artist.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Donald; two daughters, Sally (Craig) Smith of Houston, TX and Nancy (Wayne) McIntyre of Perkinsville; four grandchildren, Heather and Justin Smith and Lynne and Lee McIntyre; one sister, Shirley (Roy) Gibson of Wayland; one brother, Leo Wixom Jr. of West Unity, OH; one brother-in-law, Malcolm Bill of Penfield; sister and brother-in-law, Wilma and Elma Mills of Webster; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.

Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home, 100 E. Naples St., Wayland, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday with Rev. Osceola Wharton officiating. Burial will be in the Village Cemetery, Wayland.

Contributions may be made to the Wayland United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association in memory of Phyllis Audrey Bill.
 

VIVIAN C. OSMIN 
HORNELL - Vivian C. Osmin, 66, of 6409 Co. Rt. 29, Edgeview Estates, died Saturday (Jan. 27, 2001) at McAuley Manor in North Hornell.
She was born in Hornell, Oct. 6, 1934, a daughter of Charles and Wilhelmine Drake Button. She was a graduate of Jasper Central School, class of 1952. She was a lifelong Hornell area resident, and member and deacon of the United Presbyterian Church of Hornell.

For nearly 20 years, Vivian had been employed as office manager for Dr. A. Byron Collins of Hornell, prior to her retirement in 1988. On June 28, 1952, she married Lee Osmin who survives.

Surviving in addition to her husband Lee are two daughters; Kathy (Victor) Vareski of North Adams, Mass.; Vickie (David) Burns of Haskinsville, one son; Charles (Lelani) Osmin of Quincy, Fl.; two sisters, Christine Slakie of New Jersey and Charlene (Don) Gates of Jasper; two brothers, Charles "Larry" (Joanne) Button of Jasper and Gary (June) Button of Jasper; 12 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family will be present 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday to receive friends at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St., Hornell where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. Mark Wade officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Canisteo.

Friends wishing to remember Vivian are asked to consider a memorial contribution to Southern Tier Hospice, PO Box 842, Hornell, Interfaith Volunteer Care givers, 28 Church St., Hornell, the Hornell United Presbyterian Church, 150 Main St., Hornell or to the St. James Mercy Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, 411 Canisteo St., Hornell, NY 14843.
 

REVA SPENCER SHERIDAN 
WESTLAKE, OHIO - Reva S. Sheridan, 93, formerly of 18 Adsit Place died Sunday (January 21, 2001) at Rae Ann Suburban Nursing Home in Westlake, Ohio.
She was born on January 2, 1908 in Genesee, Pennsylvania. She resided in Hornell for fifty years, prior to moving to Rocky River, Ohio.

She was the owner of Spencer's Stationary and Print Shop for 32 years, retiring in October 1977. She was a member of Park United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Burdick Class. She was also a charter member of the Court of Amaranth, Evening Star, and Emmaus Shrine, all in Hornell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph W. Sheridan; her granddaughter, Karen Benson; her parents, her sister; and five brothers.

Surviving are three daughters, Marilyn (Edwin) Murphy of Rocky River, Ohio, Carole West of Tallahassee, Fla., and Barbara Young of Pensacola, Fla.; five grandchildren, Linda Benson Rechenbach, Kim Miller Pidermann, and Taylor Young all of Florida, Mark Miller of Indiana, Rebecca Benson Grano of Ohio, seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at Kacirek Funeral Home in North Olmsted, Ohio on Friday with internment on Saturday at Genesee Cemetery, Genesee, Pennsylvania.
 

MAX WILKINS 
HORNELL - Well-known retired Hornell businessman and automobile dealer Max Wilkins, 84, of 50 Willow Place, died early Saturday morning (Jan. 27, 2001) at Hornell Gardens where he had been a patient for about the past four months.
He owned and operated and also served as President and Treasurer of Wilkins Service, Inc. in Hornell, having sold 10,000 vehicles before his retirement in 1991.

Born in Bath on Oct. 23, 1916, he was a son of the late Platt and Manda Williams Wilkins.

A graduate of Naples High School, Max had resided in Hornell for most of his life.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Hornell, the Hornellsville Masonic Lodge No. 44, F & AM, the Hornell Rotary Club, a charter member of the Chemung Valley Region Antique Car Club, the Fingerlakes Chapter of the Buick Club and the Buick Club of America.

Max along with his wife Donna, purchased and refurbished the old DL & W Railroad Station in Atlanta.

His family includes his wife of 60 years, the former Donna Landers, who he married in Cohocton on May 13, 1940; his son, Terry Wilkins and Linda of Cohocton; his three grandchildren, Elizabeth (Simon) Teale of New Jersey, John (Tracey) Wilkins of Connecticut and Douglas (Sue) Wilkins of Cohocton; his brother, L.D. (Phyllis) Wilkins of Columbus, Ohio; his one niece and one nephew; his sister-in-law, Beatrice Wheaton of Hornell; also his loving and devoted friends, Shelly and Glenn Thomas of North Hornell.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Bishop and Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell.

A funeral and committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Hornell with the Rev. Terry Kelly officiating.

Interment will be in the Arkport Cemetery.

Those wishing may contribute in Max's memory to either the United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 308, Hornell, N.Y. 14843 or to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 650 W. 168th St., New York, N.Y. 10032-9982.


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