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|ROSE L. SCHOONOVER PARKER
ADDISON - Rose L. Schoonover Parker, 77, of Apt. 104, 43 William St., Addison, went to be with the Lord Wednesday (March 28, 2001) at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.
Born in Austinburg, Pa., March 27, 1924, she was the daughter of Lewis and Anna Prentice Schoonover.
She was a 1941 graduate of Knoxville High School and a member of the Tuscarora Baptist Church.
She first wed Rev. Karl Schoonover May 30, 1941. He went to be with the Lord on April 17, 1977. She then married Gerald Parker of Sabinsville, Pa.
During her first marriage, the couple served Baptist churches at Upper Lisle, Ansonville, Pa., Wellsville, and Tuscarora, N.Y.
Besides her husband, she is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Dr. Karl (Sherry) Schoonover of Oneonta and Philip (Georgia) Schoonover of Addison; her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon (James) Overman of Millersburg, Ohio; daughter-in-law Elaine Apple of Allen Park, Mich.; brothers Robert Schoonover of Knoxville, Pa., and Leon Schoonover of Elkland, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her sons, Dennis and Rev. David Schoonover, and her sister, Ruth Resue.
Friends may call Friday, March 30, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the H.P.
Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull. Funeral services
will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Tuscarora Baptist Church. Rev.
L.D. Maxson will officiate, assisted by Rev. George Waggoner. Burial will
be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, Pa.
CARL A. LAMPHIER
A complete obituary and announcement will be in the Sunday Spectator.
HOWARD A. CURRY
Surviving are one brother, Louis Curry of Hunt, N.Y.; four sisters, Norma Scutt of Depew, N.Y., Ruth (Gary) Waldo of Bath, Neva Trinkle of Endicott, and Betty (Edward) Jakubowiski of Rochester; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Calling hours are 1-4 p.m. only at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath Saturday, March 31. Funeral and committal services will follow at the conclusion of calling hours at 4 p.m.
Burial will be held in Cameron Mills Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
The family is requesting memorials be made to Finger Lakes Humane Society,
7315 Route 54, Bath, N.Y. 14810 in Howard's memory.
MARTIN ROBERT (BOB) WAGER
A complete obituary will run in the Sunday Spectator.
MARY C. (DOLAND) SMITH
Mary had been employed for about 29 years as nursing administration secretary at St. James Mercy Hospital, retiring in 1993. She was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose and also the Hornell American Legion. She was also an avid golfer.
Mary was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Liberatore, and her sister, Natalie Fraze.
She was married in 1986 to Donald "Bub" Smith, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Dan Doland of Rochester and Bill (Barbara) Doland of Celoron, N.Y.; three brothers, Jack (Arlene) Liberatore of Elmira, Phil (Marlene) Liberatore of Elmira, and Pat (Sandy) Liberatore of Montgomery, Texas; one sister, Ann Louise Shaffer of Elmira; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
The family of Mary C. (Doland) Smith will receive friends on Friday
from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell,
where funeral and committal services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m.
with Rev. David Kilgore officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery,
AUDREY E. HORRELL
A former resident of Arcade, Audrey was a graduate of Arcade Central School. She received a bachelor's degree from Geneseo State College and a master's degree from Alfred University.
Audrey resided in Florida for 10 years and in the Hornell and Canaseraga area for the past 15 years.
Her family includes her daughter, Elisabeth Horrell of Rochester; her son, Jonathan Horrell of Gainesville, Fla.; and her brother, James Tracy of Clarence.
At Audrey's request, there will be no calling hours.
A graveside service will be held at the convenience of her family at Oakwood Cemetery, East Aurora.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in Audrey's memory to the Hornell Area Humane Society, P.O. Box 533, Hornell, N.Y. 14843.
Arrangements are with the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. in
LOUISE K. VANSKIVER
Louise was a member of the Greenwood United Methodist Church and had attended the First United Methodist Church in Canisteo. She was a member of the Canisteo Grange #460 for over 50 years, as well as the Pomona Grange and both State and National Grange. She had served as treasurer for the Canisteo Grange for several years, and was also past Jr. Deputy for State Grange. She was a member of both the Southern Tier Senior Citizens and the Greenwood Senior Citizens. She had served as president of the Bennetts Creek Cemetery Association for several years. She had served as chairman for the Milk Promotion Dinners sponsored by the Canisteo Grange as well as many Grange fund-raising functions. Louise will be remembered for her many wedding cakes and cakes for all occasions.
In 1944, she married Wilbur Vanskiver who predeceased her on Jan. 12, 1997. She was also predeceased by her parents and one sister, Alberta Hawkins.
Surviving are one daughter, Joy (Jerry) Hamblin of Greenwood; one son, James (Karen) Vanskiver of Greenwood; three granddaughters, Marylu Vanskiver and Laurie Vanskiver, both of Florida, and Rebekah Hamblin of Greenwood.
The family will be present 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday to receive friends at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 6 Spruce St., Canisteo, where a Grange Memorial Service will be held Friday evening at 8:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, Greenwood Street, Canisteo, with Rev. Carl Chamberlain and Rev. Osceola Wharton officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Friends wishing to remember Louise may make memorial contributions to
the Canisteo Grange #460, c/o Karen Vanskiver, 3871 State Route 248, Canisteo,
N.Y. 14823 or to the Bennetts Creek Cemetery Association, c/o Lois Warriner,
5061 State Route 248, Canisteo, N.Y. 14823.
HENRY GORDON BURD
A graduate of Canisteo Central School, Class of 1943, Gordon served in the U.S. Army in India and Burma during World War II and was a lifetime member of VFW Post #2250 in Hornell. He was involved in his family's lumber businesses, serving as President of Burd Bros., Inc., in Olean and Vice President of George J. Burd, Inc., in Canisteo. In 1971, he relocated to Florida and became a trucking owner-operator, being leased during most of those years to the Clay Hyder division of Comcar Industries, Auburndale, Fla. He relocated to Greenwood in 1987 and retired as an owner-operator in 1990. After his retirement, he continued to work as a part-time driver for Covered Wagon Train, Inc., of Hornell. In 1999 he returned to Comcar Industries as a truck owner-operator, which he continued to pursue until his recent sudden illness.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 6 Spruce St., Canisteo. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Canisteo.
Those wishing to remember Gordon are asked to consider a contribution
to the Wimodaughsian Free Library of Canisteo or the Scholarship Fund of
Greenwood Central School.
GRACE M. FOLTS
Grace was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cohocton, where she served for a period as organist and choir director. She was an active member of the Cohocton Historical Society, the Cohocton Lioness Club, and the Wayland-Cohocton Retired Teachers Assoc. She was a founding member of the board of trustees of the Cohocton Public Library. Grace was an accomplished pianist, a lover of Scottish heritage, a skilled needleworker, and a compassionate Christian.
She leaves her three sons, James D. Folts., Jr., of Albany, Jeffrey R. (Janice) Folts of Hatfield, Mass., and David L. Folts of Palmyra; three grandchildren, Justin M. Folts, Julia E. Folts, and Andrew O. Folts; two sisters, Alpha A. McVean and Sarah Robson, both of Ogdensburg; a brother, John L. McVean of Tuscon, Ariz.; three nephews; one niece; and several cousins.
Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home, 100 E. Naples St., Wayland. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Cohocton Presbyterian Church with Rev. Thomas Montgomery officiating. Burial will be in Mapleview Cemetery, Cohocton.
Contributions may be made to the Cohocton Presbyterian Church or the
Cohocton Public Library in memory of Grace Folts.
MAUDE I. FLICKNER
She was a former member of the South Dansville United Methodist Church and the Loyal Order of the Moose #1130 of Dansville. She enjoyed flower gardening, reading, and puzzles.
She is survived by her sons Ronald (Carole) Flickner of Lakeville, Daniel (Nancy) Flickner of Belmont, and Larry (Ann) Flickner of Dansville; three daughters, Dawn Ames and Diane (Charles) Hunt, both of Wayland, and Donna (Bob) Holbrook of Piffard; a brother, Charles (Mary) Hults of Troupsburg; three sisters, Mildred (Bob) Beckwith and Berniece Kramer, both of Dansville, and Lorena Steffen of Arkport; a daughter-in-law, Ella Flickner of Piffard; 25 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren; a special friend, Ray Tucker; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Hindle Funeral Home, 271 Main St., Dansville, where services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with her grandson Rev. Larry Flickner, Jr., officiating. Interment will be in Rogersville Forest Lawn Cemetery, South Dansville.
Contributions may be made to the Livingston County SNF, 4th Floor, Mt.
Morris, N.Y. 14517.
EDGAR E. BOTTOMLEY
He was born in Hornell on Nov. 23, 1925, and retired from the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad after 40 years of service.
Mr. Bottomley was the loving husband of Mary Jane (Ogurchak) and dear father of Joseph (Mary), Kathleen (Don) and Karen (deceased 1976); grandfather of Jennifer, Michelle, Christopher, Carrie, and Kevin; and brother of Laura (Guido) and Frank (Phyllis).
A memorial service officiated by the Rev. Jim Mulcahy will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday (March 31, 2001) at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell.
Contributions may be made to Hospice Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester
and Monroe County, 2180 Empire Blvd., Rochester, N.Y. 14580.
MARY C. SMITH
ADA E. JOHNSTON-LITTLE
She was a housewife and mother who loved to sew, crochet, and knit. In earlier years she had worked for the former Gilberts Horseradish Factory in Hornell. She was also a 25-year member of the Canisteo Grange.
Survivors include two sons, Albert (Catherine) Little of Belfast and Gerald Little of Nunda; one daughter, Jane (Charles) Butler of Canisteo; two sisters, Ruby Jennings of Belmont and Alice Stephens of Birdsall; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Canisteo, where a funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Sawyer officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Canisteo.
Memorials in the name of Ada Johnston-Little may be made to Hornell
Gardens, 434 Monroe Ave., Hornell, N.Y. 14843.
AARON D. BEMBOWER
Employed in the construction business, he also was involved in sales of antiques and collectibles. Aaron was also an avid reader.
Besides his parents, Rev. Dean and Vesta Bembower, he is survived by three brothers, Michael Bembower, Matthew (Felicia) Bembower, and Andrew (Jane) Bembower; one sister, Rachel (Terry) Smith; and seven nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of the family.
Those wishing may make contributions in Aaron's name to Wayland Free Library Gunlocke Memorial, 101 West Naples St., Wayland, N.Y. 14572, or American Heart Fund.
St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, Wayland, has arrangements.
HENRY "HANK" H. WOLCOTT
He resided his early years in Dale, N.Y., and was a former resident of Warsaw and Niagara Falls, moving to Kill Buck five months ago.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and was a member of the Disabled Veteran's Association.
He was a motorcycle enthusiast and loved animals.
Survivors include his mother and step-father, Elaine and Frank Saunders, Arkport; two sisters, Patricia (Richard) Prusak, Dale, N.Y. and Anna (David Lerza) Wolcott, New Kent, Va.; two brothers, Justin Wolcott, Mt. Morris, and Dale Wolcott, Warsaw; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Robertson Funeral Home, Inc., Hornell, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with Rev. Michael Childs officiating. Burial will be in Canaseraga Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled Veteran's Assoc., 200
Atlantic Ave., Lynbrook, N.Y. 11563.
FRED R. NEETZ
Friends may call Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Chamberlin Funeral Home Inc., 73 Main St., Dansville, where a funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. David Hotchkiss officiating. Burial will take place in Union Cemetery, Dalton.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Swain United Methodist
Church, Swain, N.Y. 14884, or the Livingston County SNF Activities Fund,
Murray Hill, Mt. Morris, N.Y. 14510.
He is survived by his parents; a daughter, Shannon McGillivary of Allegany, N.Y.; step-mother Carolyn Bond of Bath; brothers Kenneth Bond of Caneadea, N.Y. and Scott Bond of Belfast, N.Y.; sisters Meredith Bond of Jamestown and Beth Meyers of Jasper; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy J. Bond.
There will be a memorial service held for the immediate family at a
JESSIE O. BARTON
She was married to James Barton, who predeceased her in 1989. She was also predeceased by her nephew, Edward Bowen.
Surviving are her sister, Dorothy Bayless of Wellsville, formerly of Almond; and nieces and nephews, Rose Sciotti of Belmont, Georgia Roberts of Alfred Station, Bill Heller of Almond, Bob Bowen of Brockport, Ward Bowen of Brockport, Donald Bowen of Rochester, Douglas Bowen of Rochester, and Frederick Bayless of Wellsville.
There will be no calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the Manor Hills Nursing Home in Wellsville on Saturday, April 21, 2001, at 1 p.m. Rev. Patrick Lyons will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Almond.
Friends wishing to remember Jessie are asked to consider a memorial contribution to the Wellsville Humane Society, Rt. 19, Wellsville, N.Y. 14895.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral
Home, 354 Canisteo St., Hornell, N.Y.
CLAIR S. DENNIS
Clair lived the greater part of his life in Canisteo and was a graduate of the Canisteo Academy and had attended Alfred Ag. Tech. He had worked and retired as a carpenter for the NYS Dept. of Transportation in Hornell and also had been employed at Home Builders Supply and Hardware in Canisteo.
As a "Pearl Harbor Survivor," Clair had entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1939 and was stationed at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, as a chief warrant officer. He later served in several areas of the South Pacific during World War II and was discharged in December 1945. Being a member of the Marine Corps Reserve, he was later called back during the Korean War.
Forever interested in public service, Clair had served on the Canisteo Central School Board of Education for 10 years and as Canisteo Town Supervisor from 1969-1971 and from 1975-1977, as well as being supportive of his wife, Betty, when she was a Village Trustee and Mayor of Canisteo. Memberships include the First United Methodist Church of Canisteo, the Methodist Men's Group, the Canisteo Civic Club, and the Pearl Harbor Survivors Assoc., Howard I. Sephton Chapter II.
Clair's family includes his sons, Lee (Terre) Dennis of Homer and Steven (Helen) Skillman of Knoxville, Tenn.; his daughter, Andra (Ray) Sweredoski of Scottsville; his daughter-in-law, Jean Skillman of Avoca; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday (March 27) at the H.P. Smith & Son., Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main St., Canisteo, where a funeral service will follow calling hours at 3 p.m., with Rev. Carl Chamberlain officiating, and burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery in Canisteo with full military honors.
Memorials in the name of Clair S. Dennis may be made to either the Memorial
Fund of the First United Methodist Church of Canisteo, 37 Greenwood St.,
Canisteo, N.Y. 14823, or to the Kanestio Historical Society, c/o Virginia
Dickey, 4150 County Rte. #30, Cameron, N.Y. 14819.
She is survived by her three daughters, Carmella, Louise, and Mary of North Tonawanda; brothers Francis (Ellen) of Hornell and Richard (Josephine) of Rochester; sisters Mary Leto (Russ) and Helen Pardi (Joseph), both of California, Louise Fratercangelo and Theresa Napolione (Dennis) of Olean, Lucy Chapman (Al), Dorothy and Margaret DeSanto, and Catherine Smart (Norm) of Dansville; grandchildren Lisa, Mark, Kimberly, and Joseph; two great-granddaughters and a great-grandson; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held March 25, 2001, at Ascension Church,
EDWARD W. ANDREWS
He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran during World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater, including action on Iwo Jima. He was recalled to active service during the Korean Conflict.
Ed and Kathryn Kaia Mason were wed on Feb. 14, 1949 at the United Methodist Church of Woodhull.
Ed was employed as a machinist at the Ingersoll-Rand Company in Painted Post, where he retired with 40 years active service. He was very active in various veteran organizations, including the Woodhull Post #1740 American Legion, where he was presently commander, and also membership in the Marine Corps League. He was a charter member and past commandant of the Southern Tier Marine Corps League Detachment in Elmira. He held several offices in the local detachment as well as offices in the regional and state level of the Marine Corps League.
Ed's greatest involvement in veteran's services was his role as a volunteer with Veteran's Affairs Voluntary Services at the Bath VA Center. He served on the Advisory Committee as well as chairing several committees for fund raising efforts at the VA. He volunteered hundreds of hours at the VA helping his fellow veteran.
Surviving are his loving wife of 52 years, Kathryn M. Andrews of Woodhull, three daughters, Mary (Kenneth) Shupp of Bath, Kaia (Samuel) Hadley and Kelly (Doran) Peters, both of Woodhull; and two sons, Richard (Carolyn) Andrews and John Andrews, both of Woodhull. Also 12 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren survive, as well as his sister, Helen Campbell of Zephyrhills, Fla. Ed's foster sisters Nina Puryear and Lola Smith and foster brothers Olin Lee, Burdett and Glenn Chamberlain also survive, also several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a great-grandson, Brock Cady, and foster brothers Pete (Laverne) and Buster (Walter) Chamberlain.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull. Funeral services will be conducted there on Wednesday at 11 a.m., with Rev. Brian Diffenbacher, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Woodhull, officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will be in Woodhull Cemetery.