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BABY MICHAEL L. EGGLESTON
BATH - Baby Michael L. Eggleston died at birth Sunday (June 10, 2001) at St. James Mercy Health in Hornell.
He is survived by his parents, Randy Eggleston and Crystal Simms of Bath; sisters, Ashley and Rachael Eggleston; brothers, Matthew and Lucas Eggleston, all of Bath; maternal grandparents, Deborah and Leonard Fitch of Wayland; maternal great-grandparents, Evalynn and Tracey Harter of Wayland; maternal great-great-grandmother, Katherine Wilkenson of Wayland; paternal grandmother, Phyllis Eggleston of Campbell; paternal grandfather, Donald Eggleston of Addison; paternal great-grandmother, Pauline Gee of Beaver Dams; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A funeral service will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath. Rev. Karen Christensen will officiate. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. 

DOROTHY E. BOUCK
ALFRED - Dorothy E. Bouck, 91, of 8 Church Street, died today, Friday (June 15, 2001) at Hornell Gardens, where she had resided for the past three weeks.
Arrangements are incomplete at Robertson Funeral Home, Inc., Hornell. 

CHARLES H. CONNER JR.
HORNELL - Charles H. Conner Jr., 70, of 153 Sutherby Ave., died Wednesday (June 13, 2001) at Rochester General Hospital.
Born Feb. 6, 1931 in Hornell, he was the son of Charles H. and Elizabeth Galusha Conner Sr. He was married July 15, 1955 in Silver Lake to the former Jacqueline Palmer, who survives. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Richard Conner in 1984.
He was a lifelong resident of the Hornell area and a member of the United Methodist Church of Hornell.
He had worked for over 20 years as a pipe fitter for Ingersoll Rand in Painted Post, retiring in 1996.
Chuck was an outdoor person who enjoyed working in his yard and enjoyed football games.
Survivors besides his wife include, a daughter, Kathleen (Gerald) Schmitt of Hornell; three sons, Allan (Terry) Conner of Dundee, Fla., Thomas (Kathryn) Conner of Andover and Keith Conner of Hornell; three sisters, Jane (Clyde) Wood of Hartsville, Nancy (Gerald) Woolever of Hornell and Linda Conner of Calif.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Robertson Funeral Home, Inc., Hornell, with funeral services immediately following at 9 p.m., with Rev. Alan G. Howe officiating. Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Assoc., P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, N.Y. 13220. 

PAUL E. SEAMAN
HORNELL - Paul E. Seaman, 93, of 22 Washington Street, died Tuesday (June 12, 2001) at St. James Hospital.
Born in Hornell, Dec. 30, 1907, a son of Arthur and Catherine Carpenter Seaman, he was a lifelong resident of the city and had worked as an engineer for the Erie Railroad prior to his retirement in 1973.
He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Hornell, and in his youth was a Golden Gloves Champion in the State of New York. Paul was an avid fisherman, an auction enthusiast and enjoyed repairing clocks.
He was predeceased by his wife, Marguerite White Seaman, in 1997.
Surviving are three daughters, Josephine (Francis) Crowe of Hornell, Nancy (William) Bridge of Bath and Deborah (Robert) Bosworth of Oceanside, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
There will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo Street, Hornell. Rev. David Kilgore will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Friends wishing may make contributions to the Hornell Corp. of the Salvation Army, 95 Seneca St., Hornell, N.Y. 14843. 

LOIS B. FISHER
CANASERAGA - Lois B. Fisher, 82, formerly of Pratt Street, died peacefully Saturday (June 9, 2001) at the home of her friend and caregiver, Sanna Jackson, surrounded by her family.
Born in Palmyra, June 21, 1918, a daughter of Willet and Mildred Horton Brethen, she had resided several years in Rochester and 14 years in Ft. Myers, Fla. She resided in Grand Junction, Colo. from 1998 until moving to Canaseraga in 1994. She worked as a bookkeeper until retiring in 1985.
She was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Grand Junction, a member of the Women of the Moose Chapter #1020 in Ft. Myers, Fla., as well as the Ladies' Auxiliary of the VFW Post #4353 also in Ft. Myers.
She was predeceased by her husband, Francis (Frank) X. Fisher in 1981.
Surviving are one daughter, Karen (Donald) Weinhart of Canaseraga; one son, Bruce (Stacia) Brethen of Grand Junction, Colo.; five grandchildren, Lorene Koester, Debra Clymer, Scott (Sue) Brethen, Denise (Joe) Trippi and Jason Weinhart; and one great-grandson, Sean Clymer.
At Mrs. Fisher's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to EBMRF, 130 Sandringham Rd., Piedmont, Calif. 94611 or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, Hornell. 

MARY ELIZABETH GEMMELL
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Mary Elizabeth Gemmell, 83, of 212 Wild Turkey Trail, Chapel Hill, died at Triangle Hospice of the Meadowlands in Hillsborough, N.C. on Wednesday (June 13, 2001).
She was born March 7, 1918 to John and Estell Robbins of Arkport. She graduated from Fredonia Normal School and taught kindergarten in Mayville, N.Y. for one year before she married James Gemmell, her partner-in-life until his death in 1986, 46 years later.
She and her husband came to Chapel Hill in 1979 after spending 16 years as president and first lady of Clarion State University in Clarion, Pa.
In Chapel Hill they were members of University Presbyterian Church. Mary Gemmell was preceded in death by her husband; her sister, June Segebarth of Chapel Hill; and her brother, Ivan Robbins of Hornell.
She is survived by her three children, Kathleen of Ithaca, J. Christopher of Alexandria, Va. and Ted K. Gemmell of Paoli, Pa.; four grandchildren, Troye and Paul Platt and J. Perry and Mathew Gemmell.
A memorial service will be held at University Presbyterian Church June 15 at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome donations to the Triangle Hospice at Meadowlands or Stevens Ministry at University Presbyterian Church.
Arrangements are with Walker's Funeral Home, Chapel Hill. 

ROBERT E. MEYERS
ARKPORT - Robert E. Meyers, 71, of 51 West Ave., died Tuesday (June 12, 2001) at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell.
Born in North Hornell, May 13, 1930, a son of George and Rosamond Wyant Meyers, he had resided his entire life in this area. He was a graduate of Arkport Central School, Class of 1948 and had served in the United States Air Force from 1948-1952.
Bob had been employed by NYSEG as a chief lineman for 38 years prior to his retirement in 1990. He was a member of the American Bowling Association, the Arkport American Legion, Southern Tier C.A.R.S. Association and was an official for the Western New York Sports Committee. He was well known as an announcer for Motor Cross events.
Bob had owned and operated Bob's 300 Shop in Arkport from 1971-1995. He will be remembered for his love of Antique Car Shows, the Buffalo Bills, motorcycles, bowling and most importantly for his devotion to his entire family.
Surviving are his wife, Carol Keyes Meyers of Arkport; two daughters, Wendy (Steve) Kimball of Hornell and Cassandra (Jeff Cooper) Meyers of Arkport; four sons, Nathan (Karen) Meyers of Hornell, George (Michelle) Meyers of Arkport, Rhett Meyers of Gettysburg, Va. and Douglas (Deanna) Meyers of Canaseraga; one step-daughter, Sheryll (Michael) Delia of Canisteo; one step-son, Christopher (Sara) Kurtz of Canisteo; one sister, Rosalie (John) Jamison of Arkport; one brother, Claude (Carolyn) Meyers of Spencerport; 17 grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
The family will be present from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday to receive friends at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St., Hornell. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bishopville United Methodist Church, with Rev. Kristen Allen officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Arkport Cemetery.
Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Adult and Juvenile Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, Conn. 06150-1160. 

JOHN K. BARAGER
BUFFALO - John K. Barager, 90, formerly of Nunda, died Thursday (June 7, 2001).
He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.
John was predeceased by his wife, Roslyn.
He is survived by his daughter, Linda Barager of Cheektowaga; and his brother, David Barager of Hunt.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Mann Funeral Home in Nunda. Rev. Michael Poore will officiate. Burial will be in Hunt Hollow Cemetery in the Town of Portage.
Memorial donations may be made in John's memory to the Livingston County Hospice. 

NELLE JANELLO
HORNELL - Nelle Janello of 74 Jane St., died Monday afternoon (June 11, 2001) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, where she had been a patient for the past two months.
Born in Spartanburg, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Boyd and Essie Brewington Petty.
A graduate of Spartanburg High School, Nelle has resided in Hornell for the past 54 years.
On Oct. 12, 1946 she was married at St. Ann's Church in Hornell to Ralph J. Janello, D.D.S., who predeceased her on Nov. 24, 2000.
She assisted her husband in his dental practice as a dental assistant for 50 years, retiring in 1989.
Nelle was a communicant of St. Ann's Church and was a member of the St. James Mercy Hospital Auxiliary for over 50 years.
Her family includes her sister-in-law, Louise Janello of Hornell.
Besides her parents and husband, Nelle was predeceased by her sister-in-law, Josephine Janello on April 24, 1995.
There will be no calling hours. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann's Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Ann's Cemetery, Hornell.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in Nelle's memory to their favorite charity.
Arrangements are with the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. in Hornell. 

OLA M. SAWCZYSZYN
ARKPORT - Ola M. Sawczyszyn, 92, of Stage Road, Arkport, died Monday afternoon (June 11, 2001) at Noyes Memorial Hospital, Dansville, following a long illness.
Born in Troupsburg on April 2, 1909, she was the daughter of George and Irene (Hemly) Simons. She had resided in the Hornell-Arkport area for all of her adult life.
She was married to Michael Sawczyszyn, who died in 1979.
Surviving are her son, Dana (Rhonda) Sawczyszyn of Arkport; her sister, Golda Kenyon of Arkport; one granddaughter, Sarah Sawczyszyn; also her extended family, friends and many "grand-kids"; and many nieces and nephews.
There will be no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Arkport Presbyterian Church with Pastor Carrie Stein officiating.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell. 

KATHLEEN D. CAMPBELL
CANISTEO - Kathleen D. "Kay" Campbell, 81, of Bennetts Creek Road, entered into rest at the Hornell Gardens Nursing Home in Hornell on Tuesday (June 12, 2001), where she had resided since Sept. 2000.
She was born in Galeton, Pa., on Dec. 17, 1919, a daughter of the late George and Lucinda Johnston Ludwig. On Dec. 19, 1935 in Galeton, Pa., she married Russell Campbell, who died in 1985. She was also preceded in death by her three brothers, Henry, Albert and George Ludwig; and two sisters, Mary Burdick and Sally Miller; and a grandson, Norman Everett Stewart.
Kay had lived the greater part of her life in the town of Canisteo and had worked at the Stern & Stern Silk Mill in Canisteo and later worked at Westinghouse in Bath, retiring in 1982 as an Inspector in Quality Control with 30 years of service. She had attended the Hornell Gospel Center and presently was a member of the Bennetts Creek Bible Church. A loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she enjoyed crocheting, knitting, her flower garden and most of all, her family.
She is survived by her two sons, Russell (Stella) Campbell of Bath and Leonard (Jane) Campbell of Slate Creek, Canisteo; her daughter, Beatrice (Norman) Stewart of Andover; her sister, Lena Watson of Coudersport, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Canisteo. A funeral service will be held at the Bennetts Creek Bible Church on State Route #248 at 11 a.m. on Friday, with Rev. Richard Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Canisteo.
Memorials in the name of Kathleen "Kay" Campbell may be made to either the Ambulance Fund of the Canisteo Fire Dept., c/o Gerald Bertram, 42 Fourth St., Canisteo, N.Y. 14823; or to the Bennetts Creek Bible Church, c/o Matthew Sanford, 6031 Honey Run Road, Hornell, N.Y. 14843. 

WESLEY ALLEN FLOWER
ORANGEVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Wesley Allen Flower, 70, died peacefully at his home Sunday (June 3, 2001).
Flower was born Feb. 8, 1931 in Birdsall, the son of Walter and Laura (Currier) Flower.
He graduated from Canaseraga High School. At the age of 20, he entered the U.S. Air Force where he was trained in Biloxi, Miss., and then was stationed at Newfoundland for two years as a Radar Technician. Wesley attended and graduated in 1958 with a degree in Chemical Engineering from New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse University.
On Aug. 23, 1958 he was united in marriage to Jean F. (Fort) Flower, who survives. They lived in Spring Valley, Ohio and raised two daughters, Kimberly (Scott) Fisher of Holland, Mich. and Kristina (Roger) Bolhouse of Clarksville, Mich., all surviving.
Wesley worked for Howard Paper Mills of Dayton, Ohio, where he implemented innovative wastewater treatment programs and wrote several papers for the paper industries. He developed a Christmas tree plantation on his country property and won the 1977 Conservation Award. He and his family moved up to Orangeville Township, where he started his own business "The Stockbroker," where he designed and built customized German Mausersrifles.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Russell and Joseph Flower.
Surviving are his wife; two daughters; a grandson, Garrett Fisher; a sister, Roma Archer of Troupsburg; a niece, Roma Ann Karnes of Rochester; a nephew, Bill Archer; and a large following of satisfied customers and loyal friends.
A memorial service was held Saturday, June 9, at the Betzler Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, Mich. 49009, 1-800-822-7594. Interment was in Ft. Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, Mich.
Memorials may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice, 663 North 10th Street, Plainwell, Mich. 49080. 

JOYCE P. SCHWARTZ
CORFU - Joyce Plaisted Schwartz, 84, of Boyce Road, Corfu, formerly of Canisteo and Hornell, entered into rest at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia on Monday (June 11, 2001) following a long illness.
She was born on July 2, 1916 in the Town of Troupsburg, a daughter of Edward Leroy (Roy) and Alice Rae Colegrove Plaisted. She was predeceased by her husbands, Gerald Ford, Henry Crane and John Schwartz; and her two brothers, Walter B. Plaisted and Rodney Plaisted.
Joyce was a graduate of the Troupsburg High School and Geneseo Normal School with a certificate in education. She taught in the rural school districts in the Town of Troupsburg, and later at Greenwood Central School, Jasper Central School, Troupsburg Central School and Corfu Central School. She was a substitute teacher at the Canisteo Central School. She had lived in Canisteo and Hornell for 10 years prior to moving to Corfu, where she resided with her daughter, Patricia Neamon.
Joyce's family includes her two daughters, Kay Leinaweaver of Carlisle, Pa. and Patricia Neamon of Corfu; her sister, Jocelyn Lawson of Williamsville; two granddaughters, Rori Kuhns and Lisa Baker; two great-granddaughters, Samantha Baker and Leigh Baker; and three nieces.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday and from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Canisteo, where funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Young Hickory Cemetery, in the Town of Troupsburg.
Memorials in the name of Joyce P. Schwartz may be made to either the Young Hickory Cemetery Association, c/o Loree Symonds, 1992 County Rte. #117, Troupsburg, N.Y. 14885, the Alzheimer's Association or the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. 

MARTHA PICKARD BRYANT
MT. MORRIS - Martha Pickard Bryant, 78, of 2437 Ridge Road, Mount Morris, died Sunday (June 10, 2001) at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville.
She was born the daughter of Wayne and Grace (Redmond) Pickard on April 15, 1923. She was currently employed for over 50 years at Dansville Dental Professionals as a bookkeeper. She was a member of the Keshequa Golf Club in Sonyea and the Wednesday Morning Bowling League at Mt. Morris Lanes.
She is survived by three children, Carol (Tom) Roffe of Canisteo, Cynthie (Randy) Luehman of Dalton and Lt. Col. Mark C. (Deborah) Bryant of Tullahoma, Tenn; seven grandchildren, Danielle Roffe of Queens, Heather Hoffe of Rochester, Marlee Luehman and Kari Luehman, both of Maine, Raena, Tori and Glenn Bryant, all of Tenn.; and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond "Stub" Bryant in 2000; and two brothers, Howard and Robert Pickard.
Friends may call Friday 6-8 p.m. and Saturday 1-3 p.m. at the family home at 2437 Ridge Road, Mount Morris, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mount Morris Ambulance Fund or the American Heart Association. Arrangements are by the John W. Martin Funeral Home, Mount Morris. 

RICHARD F. STEWART
KNOXVILLE, Pa. - Richard F. Stewart, 76, of RD #1, Knoxville, Pa., passed away Sunday (June 10, 2001) unexpectedly.
Born in Elkland, Pa., Jan. 20, 1924, he was the son of Floyd and Mildred Houghton Stewart.
He was a graduate of Knoxville High School, was an Army Air Corp. veteran of World War II, and was a retired maintenance supervisor from the Green Home of Wellsboro, Pa.
He married Jeanette Allen, Feb. 26, 1946, she survives.
Also surviving are his son, Dennis Stewart of Knoxville, Pa.; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen (Chuck) Heatwole of Corydon, Ind., Debra (Tim) Mulhollen of Hornell and Julie Conrad of Wellsboro, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Friends may call Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday at 1 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, where funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Daryl Butler will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, Pa. 

LEO THOMAS JOYCE
ANDOVER - Leo T. Joyce, 94, of 6 Center St., Andover, died Sunday (June 10, 2001) at the Wellsville Manor Nursing Home.
He was born Oct. 15, 1906 in Andover, son of Thomas and Mary Dixon Joyce. On Oct. 12, 1930 in the Town of Alfred, he married Agnes Lynch, who predeceased him Feb. 15, 1999.
Leo Joyce attended school in Andover and had owned and operated his own dairy farm, retiring in 1965. He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Church of Andover.
Surviving are sons, Jack (Patricia) Joyce of Andover and Tom Joyce, also of Andover; daughters, Jane (Thomas) Cronin of Canisteo and Agnes (Jack) Bush of Wellsville; daughters-in-law, Betty Joyce of Andover and Irene Joyce of Scranton, Pa.; brother, Joseph Joyce of Andover; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his wife, Agnes, he was predeceased by sons, Gerald Joyce in 1981, Leo D. Joyce in 1999; one sister; and three brothers.
There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a funeral mass Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Andover Blessed Sacrament Church, with Father Gene Ulrich of St. Brendan Church, Almond, officiating. Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Andover.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements are by the Mulholland-Swan Funeral Home, Inc. of Andover. 

KATHLEEN D. CAMPBELL
CANISTEO - Kathleen D. Campbell, formerly of Bennetts Creek Road, Canisteo, entered into rest Tuesday (June 12, 2001) at the Hornell Gardens Nursing Home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Canisteo. 

MARGARET L. KUHN
WAYLAND-DANSVILLE - Margaret L. Kuhn, 90, formerly of 15 Clay St., Dansville, died Tuesday (June 12, 2001) at the LeRoy Village Green in LeRoy, where she had resided for the past three years.
Margaret was born July 27, 1910 in Dansville, the daughter of Charles and Mary Marx Mader, residing her early life in Dansville, and resided in Wayland for 29 years prior to moving back to Dansville in 1970. She married Leonard P. Kuhn in Dansville on April 15, 1937. He predeceased her in 1965.
She was a communicant of both St. Mary's Church in Dansville and a past communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Wayland and a past member of the Altar Rosary Society.
Margaret was a past member of the Home Bureau.
She is survived by three daughters, Carol (David) Genova of Rochester, Sister Barbara Kuhn, S.S.J. of Rochester and Mary Lou (Dennis) Chapman of Caledonia; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Chester Mader of Tucson, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 West Naples St., Wayland. Prayer services will be conducted in the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday, 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 Margaret's name to: St. Joseph's School Memorial Fund, Fremont Street, Wayland, N.Y. 14572 or the Wayland Historical Society, P.O. Box 494, Wayland, N.Y. 14572. 

GARETT MICHAEL "MIKE" WELTY
REXVILLE - Garett M. Welty, 20, of McDonald Road, died Sunday (June 10, 2001) in the Town of Independence as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born Feb. 21, 1981 in Hornell to Lee and Connie Payne Welty. He was a graduate of Whitesville Central School, Class of 2000, and Allegany B.O.C.E.S. Machine Tool Operations, Class of 2000. He was a member of the Allegany/Steuben Holstein Club, 4H member of the Holstein Club for 11 years, and a Junior member of the New York State Holstein Club. He was also an avid hunter and stock car enthusiast. He was presently employed as a herdsman at the Philip Lehman Dairy Farm in Harrison Valley, Pa.
He is survived by his parents, Lee and Connie Welty of Rexville; a daughter, Mandy Marie; a brother, Todd Welty of Rexville; one sister, Holly Welty of Pulaski, Va.; two nephews, Cameron and Devin Welty; his grandparents, Ronald and Marilyn Payne of Jasper; grandmother, Roberta Krusen of Jasper and Olive Strait of Hornell; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main St., Canisteo, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Todd Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in the Woodhull Cemetery, Woodhull. 

JOYCE P. SCHWARTZ
HORNELL - Joyce P. Schwartz, 84, formerly of Maple Court Homes and Canisteo, died Monday (June 11, 2001) in the Batavia Hospital following a long illness.
Arrangements are incomplete with the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Canisteo. 

LLOYD W. BAIRD
HORNELL - Lloyd W. Baird, 70, a resident of the Big Elms Trailer Park, died Saturday (June 9, 2001) at McAuley Manor.
Born in Hornell August 8, 1930, a son of Walter and Marie (Shull) Baird, he was a graduate of Hornell High School, Class of 1950, and had served for two years in the U.S. Coast Guard. He had resided his entire life in Hornell, and had worked for the former Hornell City Delivery, the Hornell City Garage, McDermott's Mobil Station and for several taxi companies, including JB's Taxi in Hornell. He was a member of the Hornell Post American Legion.
He was predeceased by one sister, Betty Hoad.
Surviving are four daughters, Susan (David) Kuhn of Dansville, Rayetta (Michael) McLean of Rochester, Nancy (Scott) Evans of Hornell and Cynthia (Steve) Burley of Hornell; two sisters, Beatrice Vicari of Arizona and Etta (Carl) Poyer of West Almond; as well as several grand and great-grandchildren.
The family will be present from 4-6 p.m. Monday to receive friends at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo Street, Hornell, where funeral services will follow calling hours at 6 p.m. Rev. Terry Kelly will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Friends wishing to remember Lloyd are asked to make a contribution to the charity of their choice. 

DEAN SAMUEL COTTON
FRIENDSHIP - Dean Samuel Cotton, 39, of 90 East Main St., died Thursday (June 7, 2001) as the result of an accident on Co. Rd. 20 in the town of Friendship.
Born September 15, 1961 in Cuba, he was the son of George H. and Eva L. (Hadsell) Cotton. On July 23, 1987 in Friendship, he married the former Linda Hanner, who survives.
Mr. Cotton had resided most of his life in Friendship and was a 1979 graduate of Friendship Central School. For a short period of time, he insulated houses in Orlando, Florida, and after returning to Friendship was for several years a small engine repairman at Miller and Brandes Store in Friendship. In 1984, he was employed at Friendship Daries, Inc., where he eventually became the lead man in the powder warehouse and was employed there at the present time. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and was a NASCAR enthusiast.
He was a member and commander of the Sons of American Legion Post # 1168 in Friendship; member and past president of the Allegany Co. Volunteer Fireman's Association; member of the Driftbuster's Snowmobile Club of Cuba and member of the Teamster's Union Local #249.
Surviving in addition to his wife are his mother, Eva Baker of Friendship; his father and step-mother, George H. and Jacqueline Cotton of Friendship; maternal grandmother, Evelyn A. Jones of Bolivar; a daughter, Ashley M. Cotton of Friendship; two stepdaughters, Wendy S. (Wayne) Minges of Cuba and Christy L. (Marshall) Grubbs of Friendship; two granddaughters, three brothers, Bruce T. (Jeannie) Cotton of Rochester, Brian C. (Linda) Cotton of Rochester and Dale G. Cotton of Friendship; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Truesdell Funeral Home in Friendship from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Friendship United Church. The Rev. Cornelius DeGroat of Spencerport and the Rev. Rick Hiddy, pastor of the United Church of Friendship will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Friendship.
Memorials may be made to the Friendship Fire Dept., or the Sons of American Legion C/O Friendship American Legion Post #1168, Friendship, NY 14739.

ELEANOR M. HOWELL
HORNELL - Eleanor M. Howell, 81, formerly of 199 East Ave., went to be with the Lord Monday (Aug. 13, 2001) at McAuley Manor.
Born in Hornell July 24, 1920, a daughter of Frank and Julia Clark, she had been employed at the former Hornell Dress Factory, and had been a lifelong Hornell resident.
Eleanor was a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Hornell Moose Lodge, a member of the Hornell Senior Citizens and active in the Hornell Chapter of RSVP. She was known for her artistic abilities, crafts, sewing, crocheting and knitting.
She was predeceased by her husband, Horace Howell; one son, Rodney Howell; and 14 brothers and sisters.
Surviving are one son, Delroy (June) Howell of Montour Falls; two sisters, Louise Barron of Almond and Carolyn Hollowell of Arkport; one brother, Merwin (Norma) Clark of Almond; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will be present 2-4 and 7-8 p.m. Tuesday to receive friends at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St., Hornell, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow in Arkport Cemetery.
Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Hornell Senior Center, Broadway, Hornell, N.Y. 14843. 

MARGARET E. LOEPKER
DANSVILLE - Margaret E. Loepker, 95, of Cottage Street, Dansville, died Saturday (Aug. 11, 2001) at the Livingston County SNF in Mt. Morris, where she had resided since 1990. Margaret was the wife of the late Isadore H. Loepker, who died Nov. 12, 1982. She was born in Berlin, Germany on April 22, 1906, the daughter of Adolf and Emilie VonSchaum-Kessel Peiler. Mrs. Loepker came to the US in 1923 by the way of Ellis Island, married her husband, Isadore, in Beckermeyer, Ill. in 1926. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and a Legion of Mary Auxiliary member.
Margaret is survived by three sons, Isadore B. (Maryann) of LayFayette, Ind., Raymond A. of Brookston, Ind. and Robert of Cohocton; one daughter, Rose E. (Robert) Hayes of Dansville; grandchildren, Mark, Thomas, Christopher, Peter, Joseph, Timothy, Michael, Daniel, Erik and Joshua Loepker, and Linda Hasser, Lois Rausch, Rebecca Ehresman, Jennifer Ward and Julie Acomb; and 26 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Chamberlin Funeral Home, Inc., 73 Main St., Dansville, where prayers will be said Thursday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church. Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, Dansville. A Rosary service will be held in the funeral home Wednesday evening at 6:45 p.m.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to St. Mary's School, Elizabeth St., Dansville, 14437. 

EARL H. BRUNSWICK
N. COHOCTON - Earl H. Brunswick, 58, passed away Wednesday (Aug. 8, 2001) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, after a long illness.
Earl was born Oct. 4, 1942 in Cohocton, a son of Howard and Winifred (Parks) Brunswick. He was a graduate of Wayland Central School, Class of 1961. He was a veteran of the US Army, serving from 1963-1964 at Ft. Dix, N.J. He married Gene C. Schubmehl on May 20, 1967 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wayland, she survives. He was a truck driver for over 30 years with various companies in the area. His last employment was with Griffith Oil Co. in Wayland, he also worked in Stanley & Gorham at various farms during his youth.
Earl was an active member, past layperson and former member of the Administrative Council of the N. Cohocton Methodist Church. He was also an active member, since 1967, of the Wayland Lions Club, where he recently received his 35 year attendance pin. He helped with Meals on Wheels in Wayland, he enjoyed spending time with his family, watching MASH on television and taking walks.
Earl is survived by his wife of 34 years, Gene; two daughters, Karrie Beth (Mark) Prinzi of Wayland and Kammie Sue Brunswick of N. Cohocton; two brothers, Arnold (Gloria Jean) Brunswick of Wayland and James Brunswick (Bonnie Recktenwald) of Cohocton; one sister, Alice (Ted) Sosa of Rochester; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home, 100 E. Naples St., Wayland, where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, with Rev. Scott Green officiating. Burial will be in Clearview Cemetery, N. Cohocton.
Contributions may be made to the Wayland Lions Club, PO Box 391, Wayland, N.Y. 14572, in memory of Earl H. Brunswick. 

BERNARD F. SMITH
CANISTEO - Bernard F. Smith, 80, of 84 Maple Street, died Wednesday (Aug. 8, 2001) at his home.
Born in Hornell, Sept. 2, 1920, a son of Anthony and Katherine Friener Smith, he was a graduate of St. Ann's School and Hornell High School. He had served in the United States Army Air Corp., and had been employed as a Signalman for the Erie and Erie Lakawanna Railroad, as well as Conrail prior to his retirement in 1982, following over 30 years service.
Bernard was a communicant of St. Joachims Church in Canisteo and a member of the "Wise Old Owls" Camping Club.
On May 14, 1949, he married the former Florence Clark, who survives. He was predeceased by his parents and one brother, Vincent Smith.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Florence of Canisteo, are five daughters, Margaret Johnson of Canisteo, Betty (Roland) Newell of S.E. Palm Bay, Fla., Katherine (Mark) Ferguson of East Aurora, Carolyn (John) Criss of Corning and Bonnie (Thomas) Welch of Allegany; one son, John (Kristi) Smith of Bridge City, Texas; one sister, Margaret (James) Scanlon of Jordan; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
The family will be present 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday to receive friends at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 6 Spruce Street, Canisteo. Friends are invited to meet the family at St. Joachims Church in Canisteo on Saturday at 11 a.m., where Bernard's Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Canisteo.
Friends wishing to remember Bernard are asked to consider a memorial contribution to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, N.Y. 14830 or to the Wimodaughsian Free Library, 19 West Main Street, Canisteo, N.Y. 14823. 

RUTH P. GREENE
ALFRED - Ruth P. Greene, 95, of 119 N. Main St., died Tuesday (Aug. 7, 2001) at her home.
Born Aug. 3, 1906, the daughter of Harry and Ann Gregory Greene. She was predeceased by her grandmother, Alice Sisson Greene; grandfather, Milo Burdick Greene; and a brother, Curtis Greene.
Ruth was a graduate of Alfred High School, Alfred University and Columbia University, with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Library Science. She had been employed as a librarian in Oyster Bay, Long Island, for 20 years and Alfred University for 13 years.
She was a member of Union University Church of Alfred and a member of Kanakadea Chapter #626 O.E.S. of Alfred.
She is survived by several cousins.
At Ruth's request, there will be no prior calling hours or funeral services.
Arrangements are by Robertson Funeral Home, Inc., Hornell. 

PHYLLIS J. STEPHENS
N. COHOCTON - Phyllis J. Stephens, 71, passed away Wednesday (Aug. 8, 2001) at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville, after a long illness.
Phyllis was born March 29, 1930 in Cohocton, a daughter of Fredrick and Gladys Washburn. She was the widow of Carl Stephens, who predeceased her on May 30, 1984. Phyllis enjoyed horses, gardening, flowers and animals, but most of all she loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren.
Phyllis is survived by her children, William Stephens, Susan (Joseph) Rawleigh, Lisa Stephens and Mark Stephens, all of Atlanta, Mary (Russell) Hart of Darien Center, Jeffrey (Debra) Stephens of Gatlinburg, Tenn., Cathy Stephens and Jerry Stephens, both of Wayland, Gary Stephens, Amy Stephens and Karen Stephens, all of Avoca, Connie Stephens of Cohocton and Robin (Ron) Keller of Canadice; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be no prior calling. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family, with Rev. Osceola Wharton officiating. Burial will be in Clearview Cemetery, N. Cohocton.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Breast Cancer Research, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, N.Y. 14609 in memory of Phyllis J. Stephens.
The Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home in Wayland is in charge of arrangements. 

ELOUISE B. RICHTMYER
HORNELL - Elouise B. Richtmyer, 81, of 23 Holly Terrace, died Wednesday (Aug. 8, 2001) at Taylor Health Center, where she was a patient for one day.
Born April 10, 1920 in Buffalo, she was the daughter of Harry E. and Ruth Maycock Bush. She was married at the Statler Hilton Hotel in Buffalo to William E. Richtmyer of Hornell, in 1948.
She attended Buffalo area schools and was a graduate of Bryant-Stratton Business School in Buffalo.
She was a member of the Hornell Fortnightly Club and had attended Hornell United Methodist Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, David (Pam) Richtmyer of Ann Arbor, Mich., John (Elizabeth) Richtmyer of Pembrooke Pines, Fla. and Alan (Akiko) Richtmyer of Brooklyn; two brothers, Robert and Warren Richtmyer, both of Buffalo; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and fives nieces and nephews.
There will be no prior calling hours. A graveside memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Hope Cemetery, Hornell, with Pastor Terry Kelly officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hornell Public Library, 64 Genesee St., Hornell, N.Y. 14843.
Arrangements are by Robertson Funeral Home, Inc., Hornell. 

BEATRICE K. WOLFANGER
DANSVILLE - Beatrice K. Wolfanger, 51, of Liberty Street in Dansville died Monday (Aug. 6, 2001) at Noyes Memorial Hospital after battling a long illness.
She was born May 9, 1950, in Wayland, the daughter of the late Michael Amato and Virginia (McCormick) Amato, whom she is survived by. Beatrice was married in the Dansville Presbyterian Church on Oct. 5, 1974, to James A. Wolfanger, whom she has been married to for 26 years.
Beatrice was a graduate of Wayland Central School Class of 1968, and had been employed over the years at the former Maxwell House and Williamson Hardware Store, the Moose Club, and as a sales clerk at the Salvation Army store in Dansville until 1998.
Bea was a member of the Daniel Goho American Legion Auxiliary in Dansville and enjoyed reading, gardening and motorcycle riding.
Besides her mother, Beatrice is survived by her husband, Jim; one brother, Jack (Cathy) Amato of Florida; three sisters, Betty (Emil) Hosenfeld of Springwater, Frances Gielen of Florida and Waneeta (Terry) Davis of Perkinsville; her mother-in-law, Edythe Wolfanger of Dansville; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the CHAMBERLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 73 Main St. in Dansville, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Robert Booher officiating. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery in Dansville.
A Daniel Goho American Legion Auxiliary prayer service will be held Thursday evening at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.
Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the Daniel Goho American Legion Auxiliary, PO Box 306, Dansville, N.Y. 14437. 

HAROLD S. ORMSBY
WELLSVILLE - Harold S. Ormsby, 88, who resided with a son, Eugene Ormsby, at 4011 Duffy Hollow Rd., died Thursday (August 2, 2001) at Wellsville Manor, following a long illness.
Born March 6, 1913 in the Town of Alfred, the son of George H. and Mabel (Green) Ormsby. He was married November 4, 1939 in West Almond to Viola Northrup, who died in 1985. He was predeceased by two sons, Michael and George Ormsby; a sister, Rema Perry and a brother, Raymond Ormsby.
He was a lifelong farmer, in the Town of Alfred, a cheesemaker and most recently a custodian at Alfred State College for 16 years, retiring in 1982. Following his retirement, Harold had spent his winter's in Frostproof, Fla., for 16 years.
He was a member of the Alfred Station Seventh Day Baptist Church and Almond Grange #1102 for over 50 years.
He enjoyed farming, fishing and family.
Survivors include three sons, Eugene (Marguerite) Ormsby of Wellsville, Donald (Emily) Ormsby of Alfred Station and Robert (Carol) Ormsby of Lewisburg, Pa.; a daughter-in-law, Sally Ormsby of Almond; two brothers, Clinton Ormsby of Hornell and Stanley Ormsby of Andover; a sister, Grace Munn of Hornell; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family received friends Sunday at the Robertson Funeral Home, Inc., Hornell, where funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today, with Rev. David Truscott officiating. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Alfred Station.
Almond Grange #1102 will conduct a Grange Memorial Service at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. 

BERNICE P. VANDUSER
ALMOND - Bernice P. VanDuser, 95, died Saturday (Aug. 4, 2001) at McAuley Manor, where she has resided for the past six years.
She was born March 13, 1906, in Bradford, Pa., the daughter of William and Grace Hackett Townsend. She was married Dec. 3, 1934, to Howard S. VanDuser, who died in 1987. She was predeceased by a daughter, Alberta Lewis, who died in 1958.
For several years, she was a resident of Alfred Station before moving to Almond, where she resided for 51 years. A housewife and mother, Bernice enjoyed knitting, crochetting and sewing. She was a member of the Alfred Station Seventh Day Baptist Church.
Survivors include: four sons, Paul Binder of Hornell, Richard VanDuser of Almond, Donald (Bonnie) VanDuser of Hornell, and Kenneth VanDuser of Almond; two daughters, Doris (Robert) Mullen and Nancy Griffin, both of Almond; several grand, great-grand and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Robertson Funeral Home, Inc., Hornell, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. David Truscott officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Alfred Station.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alfred Station Seventh Day Baptist Church, Alfred Station, N.Y., 14803, or the Almond Union of Churches, Almond, N.Y., 14804. 

BARBARA B. CAUDELL
HORNELL - Barbara B. Caudell, 69, of 12 Holly Terrace, Edgeview Estates, Hornell, died Friday morning (August 3, 2001) at St. James Mercy Hospital, following a long illness.
Born in Hornell April 19, 1932, she was the daughter of George and Ruby (O'neil) Baird. She was a graduate of Hornell High School and throughout the years had resided in Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina and Georgia, returning to Hornell in 1986.
Barbara was employed as a sales clerk at the Hornell Penny Pincher and had been an avid bingo player. She was married for over 30 years to Carl Caudell, who died May 12, 2001. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Ruby Dailey, and her brother, David Baird.
Surviving are two sons, Jack (Barbara) Faulkner of Centerpoint, Tx. and Jim (Phyllis) Faulkner of San Antonio, Tx.; four daughters, June Faulkner of Doraville, Ga., Donna Vanderburg of Bedford, N.H., Diane Arnold of Hornell and Barbara (Jamie) Hukill of Springtown, Tx.; one brother, Richard (Carol) Baird of Batavia; two sister, Leonora "Lee" (Dale) Wing of Peoria, Ariz. and Arlene (Don) Crowley of Hornell; three stepson's, Dr. Tim (Terry) Duncan of San Diego, Calif, Greg (Julie) Caudell of Middletown, Ohio; as well as many grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The family of Barbara B. "Barb" Caudell will receive friends on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. Brian Diffenbacher officiating. Burial will be in Rural Cemetery.

PAULITA ANN (IZOR) TRAVIS
CANASERAGA/COHOCTON - Paulita Ann (Izor) Travis, 66, of 66 Main St., Cohocton, formerly of Canaseraga, died Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) in Burlington, Vt.
Born in Burlington, Vt. on April 27, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Louise (Isaac) Izor.
Paulita was a 1953 graduate of Waterbury High School in Vermont. On Nov. 7, 1953, she married Raymond G. Travis Jr., who died on June 14, 1999. Following her marriage, she was busy as a homemaker and raising her family.
While residing in Burlington, she worked several years as a waitress and bartender. With her husband serving with the US Air Force, she and her family traveled around the world, residing in Japan, Germany, Natick, Mass., Montgomery, Ala. and Burlington. For the past 26 years she had lived in Canaseraga and Cohocton.
Paulita's leisure time was filled enjoying cooking, dancing, bowling, fishing and spending time with her family. Her memberships included the Loyal Order of the Moose in Dansville and the Harry N. Cutting American Legion Auxiliary Unit 59 of Waterbury, Vt.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Josephine Pasha and Grace Harvey, three brothers, Anthony Izor, James Izor and her twin, Paul Izor.
Surviving are her children, Tanya (Charles) Morris of Swain, Aneysa (Todd) Fowler of Bloomfield, Natasha Spike and her fiance, George Frew of Mt. Morris, Naomi (Mark) Lindsey of Cohocton, Raymond (Lori) Travis III of Savona, Paul (Gail) Travis of Corning and William (Laurie) Travis of Canaseraga; three sisters, Nora Izor and Madalene Vest, both of Waterbury, Vt. and Gloria Izor of Moretown, Vt.; 25 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In Waterbury, Vt. - Calling hours will be held on Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury, Vt. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Waterbury, Vt., with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Duxbury, Vt.
In Hornell - The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-3 p.m. at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, where a memorial service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 3 p.m., with Sister Elaine Hollis officiating.
The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Waterbury American Legion Post #59, 16 Stowe St., Waterbury, VT 05676. 

ROY N. SCHUMAKER
HORNELL - Roy N. Schumaker, of 224 Greeley Ave., passed away unexpectedly Wednesday evening (Oct. 17, 2001) at Park Ridge Hospital in Rochester.
Born in Hornell, he was a son of Joseph Schumaker, who predeceased him, and Jane Finck (Schumaker) HerrNeckar, who survives.
A life long resident of Hornell, Roy was a graduate of Hornell High School, Class of 1958, and he served with the Air Force from 1958-1962.
He was formerly employed for several years as an operating engineer for Local 832 in Rochester. For about the past 18 years he was employed as a professional driver, associated with the Dallis-Mavis Co., and owned and operated Schumaker Trucking.
Roy was amateur radio operator and enjoyed hunting, fishing and reading, and was also very interested in computers.
His family includes his wife of 31 years, the former Cynthia DeGaetano, who he married on Sept. 12, 1970; his son, Matthew Schumaker and his grandson, Justyn Schumaker, both of Hornell; his mother, Jane HerrNeckar of Florida; his three brothers, John (Rose) Schumaker of Horseheads; Fred (Anne) Schumaker of Canisteo and Glen (Carolyn) Schumaker of Florida; his sister, Paula Olyer of Rochester; and also his nieces and nephews.
Besides his father, Roy was predeceased by his step-father, Murrell HerrNeckar and his brother-in-law, Homer Olyer.
There will be no calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a service in memory of Roy at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell, with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Town of Fremont, at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in Roy's memory to the Steuben Arc Foundation, 6939 Industrial Park Rd., Bath, N.Y. 14810-8315. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home. 

BEVERLY BILLS
HOWARD - Beverly Bills, 49, of Howard, passed on peacefully Thursday (Oct. 18, 2001) at Strong Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.
Beverly was born Jan. 11, 1952 in Bath, the daughter of Bernard and Rosella (Robords) Sullivan.
She resided in the Howard area most of her life. She was employed for 26 years at the Steuben County Health Care Facility in Bath. Beverly graduated from Avoca Central School in 1970, and was a member of the Howard Union Church.
Her favorite pastime was sewing and creating new craft ideas for her family.
She is survived by her daughters, Angela Bills of Bath and Carla (Paul) Chace of Canisteo; her son, Timothy Bills of Howard; her brothers, CB (Mary Jo) Sullivan of Howard, Richard (Cathy) Sullivan of Walter Hill, Tenn. and Bill (Tammy) Sullivan of Avoca; her sisters, Cynthia (Pat) Sullivan of Avoca and Bonnie (Bill) Sullivan of Avoca; several nieces and nephews; and her step-children, Wanda Burleson of Savona and Chenelle Bills of Florida.
She is predeceased by her parents, Bernard in 1987 and Rosella in 1996, and also her brother, James in 1972 and Jack in 1999.
Calling hours are being observed Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath. Funeral services will be held Sunday at the Howard Union Church at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Huntington's Disease Society of America, Chapter 2-1, 390 Pearl St., Rochester, N.Y. 14622 or a charity of your choice in Beverly's memory. 

MARION B. "PAT" COLLINS
HORNELL - Marion B. "Pat" Collins, 93, formerly of Canisteo, died Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) in Colorado Springs, Colo., where she has resided for the past nine years.
Born in Roswell, N.M. on May 19, 1908, she was the daughter of Richard and Eleanor (Stivers) Patrick.
She was married in 1928 to Flurenz "Tom" Collins, who died in 1968. She was also preceded in death by her son, Richard "Rick" Collins, who died in 1999.
Marion resided in Canisteo for many years. She, along with her husband, owned and operated Tom Collins Photography in Hornell for many years.
Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Catherine Collins of Trinity, Fla.; two grandsons, Richard B. Collins II of Dunn Loring, Va. and Christopher B. Collins of New York City; and one great-granddaughter, Olivia L. Collins.
There will be no prior calling hours. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at St. Mary's Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell. 

JOHN THOMAS CANTY SR.
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. - John Thomas Canty Sr., 78, formerly of Hornell, died Saturday (Oct. 13, 2001).
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jo Ann McFall, formerly of Canisteo, now in Zephyrhills, Fla.; three sons, John Jr., Michael and Richard; six daughters, Susan Bastedo, Donna Canty, Jill Appel, Patricia Canty, Robin Bowers and Ruth Blake; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one brother, Gerald Canty; and four sisters, Vivian Harring, Patricia Curran, Nancy Douglas and Shirley Bettinger.
Arrangements are with the National Cremation Society in Tampa, Fla. 

MARJORIE R. FINCH BECKER
DANSVILLE - Marjorie R. Finch Becker, 81, of Ormond Beach, Fla., passed away Monday afternoon (Sept. 24, 2001) at her home in Florida.
She was born in Maryland, N.Y. on Oct. 19, 1919, a daughter of the late Ray and Ruth Vaisey Finch. On July 24, 1948, she was married to John R. Becker, who survives.
Marjorie was a graduate of Dansville High School and later Rochester Business Institute. She was a former employee of Foster Wheeler Energy Corp. of Dansville and Stone Conveyer of Honeoye. Marjorie was also a former member of the Dansville Presbyterian Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband, John, are her son, Larry Becker and her daughter, Debby (Scott) Smith, both of Ormond Beach; a brother, Charles (Peggy) Finch of Mount Holly Springs, Pa.; her sister, Elsie (Austin) Hartmann of Dansville; her grandchildren, David Becker USAF of Alaska, Kelly and Sara Taylor of Ormond Beach; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Friday from 10:30-11 a.m. in the Dansville Presbyterian Church McKee Parlor. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Alice Hartmann officiating. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery, Dansville.
Arrangements are by the Hindle Funeral Home, 271 Main St., Dansville
Contributions may be made to the Dansville Presbyterian Church, 3 School St., Dansville, N.Y. 14437. 

CONSTANCE E. "CONNIE" GORE
JAMESTOWN - Constance E. "Connie" Gore, 82, of 33 Lovall Ave., formerly of Hornell, died Wednesday (Oct. 17, 2001) in her home. She was born June 26, 1919 in Matamoras, Pa., a daughter of William and Edith Jones Middaugh.
A 1936 graduate of Matamoras High School, she was a member of their girls' championship basketball team. In earlier years, she was employed by the former Art Metal Corp. and was a member of the former Epworth United Methodist Church.
She was an avid gardener, enjoyed knitting, crocheting and cooking for her family. She was especially close to her son-in-law, John Stravato and grandson-in-law, Steven Heath. She will be remembered for her love of animals.
Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Francis Gore; a daughter, Sally Stravato of Jamestown; and a granddaughter, Stephanie Heath of Jamestown.
She was preceded in death by a brother, William Middaugh.
A funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Lind Funeral Home, 805 West 3rd St., Jamestown, with Rev. Samuel Scheffler of Heritage Village Chaplain officiating. Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, N.Y. 14701 or Hospice Chautauqua County, 4840 West Lake Road, Mayville, N.Y. 14757 or Heritage Village Family of Homes, P.O. Box 350, Gerry, N.Y. 14740. 

DENNIS R. PAYNE
WOODHULL - Dennis R. Payne, 53, of 361 County Route 103, Woodhull, passed away Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2001) at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.
Born in the town of Troupsburg Jan. 8, 1948, he was the son of John R. and Gertrude M. Potter Payne.
Dennis was a graduate of Troupsburg Central School and was a member of the United Methodist Church of Austinburg, Pa.
He was a life-long dairy farmer.
He married Linda J. Cary on April 5, 1975, she survives.
Also surviving are his daughters, Rebecca A. Payne of Arkport and Kimberly Payne at home; his mother, Gertrude M. Hackett of Elkland, Pa.; his brother and sister-in-law, John and Sue Payne of Arcade; and aunts and several cousins.
Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, where funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. Rev. Mark Wade will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, Pa. 

ROY N. SCHUMAKER
HORNELL - Roy N. Schumaker of 224 Greeley Ave., died unexpectedly Wednesday evening (Oct. 17, 2001) at Park Ridge Hospital in Rochester.
Funeral arrangements with the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. in Hornell are incomplete.
A complete obituary will appear in the Friday edition of The Evening Tribune. 

VIOLET B. SHARRETT
HORNELL - Violet B. Sharrett, 82, formerly of 1 Maple Ridge, Almond, died Monday (Oct. 15, 2001) at Hornell Gardens, where she had resided for over two years.
She was born Dec. 27, 1918 in Hornell, the daughter of Charles and Jennie Coville Bell. She was married Aug. 9, 1942 in Almond to Charles T. Sharrett, who died in 1994. She was predeceased by a sister, Marjorie Wright.
She was a graduate of Buffalo State College and had taught Home Economics at Alfred-Almond Central School and Keshequa Central School in Nunda.
Violet was a member of Almond Union of Churches, 20th Century Club, Almond Senior Citizens, Fortnightly Club, Garden Club and had served on Almond election board for several years.
She also enjoyed gardening and crafts. Violet was a well known seamstress and was remembered for making Alfred-Almond Cheerleaders' uniforms.
Survivors include three sons, John Sharrett of Sherrils Ford, N.C., Stewart (Cherrie) Sharrett of Alfred Station and Thomas (Linda) Sharrett of Almond; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Robertson Funeral Home, Inc., Hornell, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, with Rev. Jane Shumway officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Almond.
Memorial contributions may be made to Almond Union of Churches, P.O. Box E, Almond, N.Y. 14804 or Almond Volunteer Fire Co., 1 Marvin Lane, Almond, N.Y. 14804. 

STEPHEN "STEVE" DENINGER
HORNELL - Stephen "Steve" Deninger, 82, formerly of 19 Main St., Hornell, died Saturday afternoon (Oct. 13, 2001) at Hornell Gardens, where he had resided for the past two years.
Born in Hamden, Conn. on May 12, 1919, he was the son of Stephen and Lucy (Pellert) Deninger. He grew up in the New Haven, Conn. area and had resided in the Hornell area since the late 1950s. Steve was employed for many years as a delivery driver for the former Elmhurst Dairy and later was employed as a baker for Dominic's Bakery in Hornell.
Surviving are three sons, Stephen (Elise) Deninger of Corning, David Deninger of Katy, Texas and Duane (Barbara) Deninger of Fort Worth, Texas; two step-sons, Dennis (Gail) Deninger of Cheshire, Conn. and Kenneth Lewis of Dallas, Texas; one brother, Orville Deninger of Fort Myers, Fla.; one sister, Arline Jasinski of Clinton, Conn.; one step-sister, Emma Kilbourne of Wallingford, Conn.; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family of Stephen "Steve" Deninger will receive friends on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, where funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 4 p.m., with Rev. Brian Diffenbacher officiating. Burial will be in Rural Cemetery. 

LINDA LOU JOHNSTON
HORNELL - Linda Lou Johnston, 54, of 248 Grand St., Hornell, died Monday (Oct. 15, 2001) at McAuley Manor, North Hornell.
Linda was born in Hornell Dec. 13, 1946, the daughter of H. Marcus and Betty (Conklin) Johnston.
Linda enjoyed music and played the accordion and key board. She has composed the music and words to many songs.
She had attended the Canisteo Valley Assembly of God.
Linda was predeceased by her brother, Ricky Johnston in 1968 and her father, H. Marcus Johnston in 1996.
She is survived by her mother, Betty Johnston of Hornell; her brother, David M. (Lori) Johnston of Greentown, Pa.; one niece, Jessica Johnston; and two nephews, Joshua and Jeremy Johnston.
The family will be present on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. to receive friends at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St., Hornell. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Hornell Bible Church, with Rev. Donato Delia and Rev. Richard Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Canisteo. 

JOSEPH T. RECHICHI
HORNELL - Joseph T. Rechichi, 65, of 166 East Ave., Hornell, died Sunday evening (Oct. 14, 2001) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, following a long illness.
Born in West Union on Nov. 7, 1935, he was the son of Joseph and Mary Teresa (Mahoney) Rechichi. He had resided in Hornell for his entire life. He attended Hornell High School and later served in the US Army Reserves.
He was married on Jan. 23, 1960 to the former Joanne McMichael, who survives.
Joe was employed for about 25 years at the former A&P Grocery in Hornell. For about a year, he served as manager of the former Juggies Tavern. He purchased the business in 1980 and changed its name to Joe's Tavern, which he, along with his wife, owned and operated for the next 19 years.
He was a communicant of St. Ann's Church, a member of the Hornell Knights of Columbus, Hornell American Legion, Hornell Elks Lodge, Loyal Order of Moose and Hornell Association.
Joe was a sports enthusiast and an avid New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills fan. He sponsored many local sports teams including slow pitch softball and volleyball leagues. He was instrumental in establishing both the Knights of Columbus and Elks Golf Leagues. He will also be remembered for sponsoring the annual Joe's Tavern Golf Tournament.
Joe was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, who will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
In addition to his wife, Joanne, survivors include one son, Thomas Rechichi of Hornell; two daughters, Christine (Michael) Yanni of Bath and Mary (Jeff) Reynolds of Hornell; two sisters, Rose Marie (Francis) O'Dell of Arkport and Margaret (Larry) Dunn of Arkport; two brothers, John (Judy) Rechichi of Hornell and James Rechichi of Hornell; five grandchildren, Michael Yanni, Brian Yanni, Tracy Reynolds, Kristi Reynolds and Joseph Reynolds; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family of Joseph T. Rechichi will receive friends on Wednesday 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 at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann's Church, with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Joe's family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to the Dialysis Unit of Mercycare, 1 Bethesda Drive, North Hornell, N.Y. 14843. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home. 

STEPHEN "STEVE" DENINGER
HORNELL - Stephen "Steve" Deninger, 82, formerly of 19 Main St., Hornell, died Saturday afternoon (Oct. 13, 2001) at Hornell Gardens, where he has resided for the past two years.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell. 

JOSEPH T. RECHICHI
HORNELL - Joseph T. Rechichi, 65, of 166 East Ave., Hornell, died Sunday evening (Oct. 14, 2001) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, following a long illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell. 

MARGARET M. ALVERSON
DANSVILLE - Margaret M. Alverson, 93, of West Avenue, Dansville, died Friday (Oct. 12, 2001) at Noyes Memorial Hospital, after a long illness.
She was the widow of Carlton J. Alverson, who died Oct. 5, 1976.
Margaret was born in Olean, Dec. 4, 1907, the daughter of the late Warren and Mable Austin Richey. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and a former member of the Women Of The Moose in Dansville.
She is survived by 10 children, Raymond (Elma) Alverson, William Francis Alverson, Larry (Diane) Alverson and Shirley Slicker, all of Dansville, Richard Alverson of Rio Vista, Calif., Donald (Lynda) Alverson of Wayland, James (Shirley) Alverson, Barbara (William) Chase and Nancy (Robert) Gruno, all of Leesburg, Fla. and Mary Burnett of Hornell; 28 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Chamberlin Funeral Home, Inc., 73 Main St., Dansville. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston County Hospice, Mt. Morris, N.Y. 14510 or Noyes Memorial Hospital, Dansville, N.Y. 14437. 

VIVIAN W. O'KEEFE
HORNELL - Vivian W. O'Keefe, 87, of 130 Rauber Street, died Saturday (October 13, 2001) in Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville.
Born September 20, 1914 in Harrison Valley, Pa., she was a daughter of Floyd and Florence (Kibbe) Steadman. In August of 1941, she married Bernard O'Keefe, who predeceased her on May 27, 1980.
Vivian was a cook in the former Fassett Hotel in Wellsville. Later, she worked for several families in Wellsville, including the Rigasas and the Harts'.
She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville.
She is survived by a son, Dennis (Judy) O'Keefe of Andover; a daughter, M. Marie O'Keefe of Batavia; 13 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren; four brothers, Richard Steadman of Elkland, Pa., Ronald (Gerry) Steadman of Akron, Ohio, Donald (Rosie) Steadman of Knoxville, Pa., and Robert (Bernice) Steadman of Knoxville, Pa.; two sisters, Arloine (Eugene) Bebe of Knoxville, Pa., and Carol (Durwood) Schriner of Lawrenceville, Pa.; as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by four brothers, Roger, Paul, Virgil and Roswell Steadman; and a sister, Beatrice Steadman.
Friends may call Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville, where a prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church. Rev. Joseph Vatter will officiate. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

IRENE H. SUTTERLIN
CUBA/CANASERAGA - Irene H. Sutterlin, 95, died Friday (October 12, 2001).
She was born May 4, 1906 in the Town of Burns to Clifford and Helen Taylor.
She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick. She is survived by two daughters, Doris (Norman) Thomas of Scottsville and Jean (Victor) Cassidy of Belfast; as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Mann Funeral Home in Canaseraga Monday from 2-4 p.m., with funeral services immediately following with Rev. Jess Flint officiating. Burial will be in Canaseraga Cemetery.


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