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2011

Dale L. Adams
Dale AdamsDale L. Adams, 42, passed away Saturday (Jan. 1, 2011) at Roswell Park Cancer Institute following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Adams was born on May 28, 1968 in Hornell; the son of James and Virginia (Vossler) Wenslow and the late Burton E. Adams. He was a 1987 graduate of Wellsville High School and 1990 graduate of Alfred State College. On Feb. 8, 1992, he married Linda J. Horan, who survives.

Dale worked as a truck driver for Southern Tier Express in Andover from 2000 until his illness began in 2007. He owned and operated Grizzly Trucking from 1993 to 2000 and previously worked for Eddy’s Lumber in Alfred as a logger.

In addition to his wife Linda, Dale is survived by his parents, Ginny and Jim Wenslow of Wellsville; a daughter, Katlyn Adams and two sons, Dale James “Buddy” Adams and Nathan Patrick Adams, all of Andover; four brothers, Erik (Tracey) Adams, Richard (Wendy) Wenslow and Frank Wenslow, all of Wellsville and Michael (Jennifer) Wenslow of N. Hollywood, Ca.; three sisters, Valerie (Clay) Steadman of Wellsville, Cynthia (Stuart) Wenslow of Austin, Tex. and Amy Wenslow of Pasadena, Ca.; a special uncle, Dale Vossler of Wellsville; his mother-in-law, Jeanette Horan of Andover, a sister-in-law, Sandra (James) Sparatta; three brothers-in-law, Timothy (Erin) Horan, Douglas (Gina) Horan and Donald (Sherry) Horan; 22 nieces and nephews; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Dale was predeceased by his father, Burton Adams and his father-in-law, Francis Horan.

Dale was an avid hunter and found great peace and happiness in the woods. He started the men’s ministry at the Andover Baptist Church and organized the Fulmer Valley Shooting League. He was also an active leader of the Andover Boy’s Scouts. But more than these, he cherished his time with his wife, children and family.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at First Congregational Church in Wellsville with Rev. Paula Roulette of Bethel Lutheran Church of Portville, officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Dale’s name may be made to Kevin Guest House, 782 Ellicott St., Buffalo, NY 14203-1103.

Donald W. Baker

Donald W. BakerDonald W. Baker, 82, passed away Tuesday (Feb. 22, 2011) at Unity Hospital in Rochester.

Mr. Baker was born on Aug. 29, 1928 in Andover to Orla and Margaret (Wilcox) Baker. He was a 1946 graduate of Andover Central School. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. On July 22, 1954, he married Joan W. Woodruff, who predeceased him on Dec. 8, 2002.

Don owned and operated with his brother, Bob Baker, Baker Brothers Construction in Andover from 1956 – 2005.

Don is survived by two daughters, Robyn (Timothy) Sweeney of Hilton and Debra (Larry) Padden of Andover; two sisters, Mary Faber of Ruskin, Fla. and Joann (Hud) McKibben of Hornell; a sister-in-law, Delores Baker of Andover; six grandchildren, Jessica (Mike) Sweeney-Arnot, Donald Sweeney, Andrew Sweeney, Mary Joan Sweeney, Timothy (Bridget) Padden and Megan Padden; and many loved nieces and nephews.

In addition to his dear wife of 48 years, he was predeceased by a brother, Robert Baker; and brother and sister-in-law, William and Madeline Woodruff.

Don had a lifelong passion for woodworking and history, especially the American Civil War. He was a 4-H state certified rifle and shotgun instructor and taught scores of students the art of shooting. He was a founding member of Andover Historical Preservation Corp., a past president of Andover Fire Department, a member of the Andover American Legion, Andover Lions Club and Andover Masonic Lodge as well as serving on the board of the Andover Dental Group. He loved to sing in the Andover Chamber of Commerce Minstrel Show and the Andover Ecumenical Choir. He was a longtime member of Blessed Sacrament Church, where he served as trustee as well as serving as sexton of Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Friends may call on Saturday from 10 a.m. – noon at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial also on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church with the Rev. Sean DiMaria, as celebrant. Burial with full military honors will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Don’s name may be made to Andover Fire and Rescue Squad, PO Box 726. Andover, NY 14806.

Ernest Blair Clark

Ernest Blair Clark, 64, passed away Tuesday (Dec. 13, 2011) at home surrounded by family, following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Clark was born on March 1, 1947 in Wellsville, the son of Cecil and Frances (Johnson) Clark. He attended Andover Central School. On Feb. 28, 1998, in Andover, he married Mary Phyllis Carlin, who survives.

Blair worked as a welder for Air Preheater in Wellsville from 1970 until his retirement in 2009.

In addition to his wife, Blair is survived by a son, Ernie (Mary) Clark of Dawsonville, Ga.; a daughter, Michelle Clark Wood of Andover; four brothers, Richard (Nellie) Clark, Jack (Glenna) Clark, Larry (Wanda) Clark and Dale (Marsha) Clark, all of Andover; five sisters, Barbara (Dorr) Olds and Sylvia Lehman, both of Wellsville, Joan (Charley) Wallace of Andover and Carol Roth and Pauline (Garth) Hulin, both of Wabash, Ind.; a brother-in-law, David Ankeny of Crofton, Md.; two step-sons, Lance (Molly) Carlin and Dustin Carlin; 13 grandchildren, Casey Wood, Carly Wood, Christy Wood, Corinna Wood, Ashley Carlin, Brooke Carlin, Andrew Carlin, Jacob Carlin, Jaycie Carlin, Kori Carlin, Brody Carlin, Brianna Glover and Ashley (Kevin) Glover; and an abundance of nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Beverly Ankeny and a step-son, Derrick Carlin.

Blair was an avid sports fan, especially NASCAR. He was an outdoorsman who liked to hunt and fish. He also enjoyed listening to country music and playing guitar and piano. But mostly, he cherished the time spent with his wife and family.

Friends may call on Friday from 5-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Frank Troutman of the First Baptist Church of Andover, officiating. Burial will follow in Independence Union Cemetery.

Maxine E. Goodridge Clark

Maxine E. Goodridge ClarkMaxine E. Goodridge Clark, 90, passed away Monday (June 13, 2011) at Highland Healthcare Center in Wellsville.

Mrs. Clark was born on Oct. 4, 1920 in Andover to Leo B. and Mable (Burdick) Davis. She was a 1938 graduate of Andover High School. On May 13, 1939 in Wellsville, she married Lawrence R. Goodridge, who predeceased her on Sept. 17, 1984. On June 7, 1986 in Scio, she married Philip E. Clark, who predeceased her on June 17, 1988.

Maxine owned and operated with her husband the Lawrence and Raymond Goodridge Dairy Farm in Ward for many years. Additionally, she worked in the cafeteria at Alfred Agricultural and Technical College and later worked for Highland Nursing Home.

Maxine is survived by a son, Raymond L. Goodridge of Andover; two sisters, Marjorie Cornell of Andover and Agnes (Clarence) Williams of Syracuse; two brothers, Richard Davis of Andover and Charles (Penny) Davis of Akron, Ohio; a grandson, Brian Goodridge of Andover; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to both of her husbands, she was predeceased by a brother, Louis Davis; and a daughter-in-law, Margo Goodridge.

Maxine greatly enjoyed camping and square dancing. She was a longtime member of the Andover United Methodist Church and the Alfred Grange. But more than these, the love of her life was her family where she cherished the time spent with them.

There will be a time of visitation on Wednesday from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home immediately following the visitation with Rev. Daniel Kenyon of the Wellsville Bible Church, officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Maxine’s name may be made to Alfred Station Volunteer Fire Company, 623 SR 244, Alfred Station, NY 14803.

David F. Conde

David F. CondeDavid F. Conde, 74, passed away Saturday (May 7, 2011) at Rochester General Hospital, following a brief illness.

Mr. Conde was born on April 7, 1937, in Montour Falls to Murlyn and Marco (Callahan) Conde. He was a 1955 graduate of Andover Central School. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Ohio State and later earned a master’s degree in engineering. On July 24, 1955, in Andover, he married Diane L. Lewis, who survives.

David began his distinguished career at Alfred State Technical College in 1959. He was promoted to Associate Dean of Engineering in 1988 and in 1989 became the Dean of the School of Engineering until his retirement in 1994.

In addition to his wife Diane, he is survived by two sons, David Scott (Kristine) Conde of Boonton Township, NJ and Steven Lewis (Megan) Conde of San Bruno, Cal.; a brother-in-law, Roger (Joan) Lewis of Andover; three granddaughters, Taylor Conde, Chelsea Conde and Skylar Conde; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

David was predeceased by two brothers, James Conde and Robert Conde; and a sister, Jackie Weigand.

David was an avid reader and was actively engaged in staying current in his field of expertise. He was a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, the American Society of Engineering Education, the New York State Engineering Technical Association as well as the Society of Automotive Engineers.

Per his wishes, there will be no prior visitation. There will be a private graveside memorial service in Maplewood Cemetery in Alfred Station at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in David’s name may be made to Alfred State College Scholarship Fund, Institutional Advance, 10 Upper College Drive, Alfred, NY 14802.

Joan E. Cornelius

Joan E. Cornelius, 74, passed away Thursday (May 5, 2011) at Jones Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Cornelius was born on March 19, 1937 in Hornell to Earl and Laura (Simmons) Anderson. She married Gerald Cornelius, who predeceased her in 1999.

Joan is survived by two sons, Steven Eaton of Jamestown and Alan McCullough of Allegany; two daughters, Debra Sampson of Wellsville and Cindy McCullough of Oswego; three sisters, Sandy Baldwin of Bolivar, Beverly (William) Plowman of Bradford, Pa. and Marlene Chambers of Olean; one brother, Robert (Louise) Anderson of Spring Valley, Ca.; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Robert Eaton and a brother, Charles Anderson.

Joan enjoyed puzzles and playing games, especially with her grandchildren. She loved animals. But more than this, she was a devoted homemaker, who cherished her time spent with family.

There will be no prior visitation. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Joan’s name may be made to SPCA Serving Allegany County, 1374 Route 19 South, Wellsville, NY 14895.

Lyle S. Cornelius

Lyle S. Cornelius, 56, passed away Monday (Sept. 12, 2011).

Mr. Cornelius was born on Dec. 3, 1954 in North Hornell to Wayland S. and Frances A. (Langworthy) Cornelius.

Lyle worked for ARC in Wellsville for many years.

Lyle is survived by a brother-in-law, Ronald (Jo Beth) Kemp of Slate Hill; a niece, Heather (Kris) Boone of Chester, MD; a nephew, Shane Kemp of Tallahassee, Fla.; two uncles, Leland (Carol DeBoer) Langworthy of Chittenango and Russell (Carol) Langworthy of Providence, RI; one aunt, Doris Van Horn of Loveland, Colo. and a grand-nephew, Kameron Boone.

He was prededeased by his sister, Wanda L. Kemp.

Lyle was an avid model train enthusiast.

At his request, there will be no public visitation or funeral service. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.

Robert E. Dunham

Robert E. DunhamRobert E. Dunham, 84, passed away peacefully Saturday (May 14, 2011) at Highland Healthcare Center, surrounded by family.

Mr. Dunham was born on Jan 22, 1927 in Alfred to W. Edward and Helen (Robinson) Dunham. On June 23, 1945, at the First Baptist Church of Andover parsonage, he married Deloris R. Hadsell, who survives.

Robert owned and operated the James and Robert Dunham Farm in Andover for 39 years until his retirement in 2008. He was well known as a beekeeper and for the high quality of his honey. He also was a bee inspector for many years and previously worked for Kent Farms as a laborer from 1944 – 1969.

In addition to his wife of 65 years, Bob is survived by a son, Jim (Barbara) Dunham of Andover; a daughter, Linda Dunham of Hornell; a granddaughter, Doris Dunham of Andover; a grandson, David (Misty) Dunham, serving in the US Army in Afghanistan; and three great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Charlie Dunham and William Dunham.

Bob was an avid square dancer and enjoyed country and western music. He was a regular at the Monday Night Music Fest at the Wellsville Lutheran Church. He was known as Santa Claus for 18 years at the annual Kent Farms Christmas gathering. He was a member of the Empire State Honey Producers Association, the Allegany County Beekeepers Association and the Western New York Beekeepers Association. Additionally, he was a past member of the Andover Lions Club.

Friends may call on Saturday (May 28) from noon – 2 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. There will be a memorial service held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home immediately following the visitation with Rev. Dr. Donald Weaver of the Kenmore United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Alfred Rural Cemetery.

Reginald L. “Reggie” Ellis

Reginald L. “Reggie” EllisReginald L. “Reggie” Ellis, 52, passed away peacefully Friday (March 25, 2011) at home.

Mr. Ellis was born on June 8, 1958 in Hornell to Willard J. and Venitha J. (Smith) Ellis. He worked for several years for M & K Industries in Hornell.

Reggie is survived by a sister, Amanda (Harry) DeLosh of Canaseraga; three brothers, Rodney (Mary) Ellis of Arkport, Verus W. (Sandra) Ellis of Canaseraga and Willard A. (Chris) Ellis of Hartsville; a sister-in-law, Pat Ellis of Hornell; a special nephew, Billy Ellis, Jr. of Hornell; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Dennis Ellis and Edward Ellis.

Reggie loved animals, especially those that had previously been abused. He leaves behind two horses he nursed back to good health and his faithful companion, Balto, his dog.

There will be no prior visitation. There will be a memorial service held on Saturday (April 2) at 1 p.m. at Larger Parish Church with Pastor Jess Flint, officiating.

Memorial contributions in Reggie’s name may be made to Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843-9673 or Larger Parish Church, 20 Pratt St., Canaseraga, NY 14822.

Robert C. Ennis

Robert C. EnnisRobert C. Ennis, 87, passed away Thursday (July 21, 2011) at Bath VA Nursing Home following a brief illness.

Mr. Ennis was born on May 6, 1924 in Farmersville to William J. and Gertrude M. (Baker) Ennis. He was a 1942 graduate of Wellsville High School. In 1943, he joined the U.S. Air Force, serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II as a nose gunner/radioman in a B-25 Mitchell. In 1954, he married Charlotte Blackman.

Robert worked as a machinist for Stevens Machine Shop in Wellsville from 1982 until his retirement in 1998. Previously, he worked for Andover Market Basket, Air Preheater and Dresser Rand in Wellsville and McCullough Mite-E-Lite.

Bob is survived by a son, Brian C. (Mary) Ennis of Andover; a daughter, Darcy L. Ennis of Wellsville; a brother-in-law, John Nydegger of Wellsville; his longtime friend and companion, Jeaneane Seely and family; three grandchildren, nine great grandsons, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Ennis and a sister, Virginia Nydegger.

Bob loved woodworking and had a special fascination with boomerangs. He was an avid racecar fan, earning the nickname “Skinny Ennis” during his racing days. Additionally, he enjoyed the art of ventriloquism, where he made his own dolls and he was an amateur ham radio operator. He was a member of the Boys Scouts of America and the Wellsville VFW.

Per his request, there will be no prior visitation. There will be a memorial service at the Andover American Legion Park this Thursday at 7 p.m. with full military honors. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.

Memorial contributions in Robert’s name may be made to Bath VA Medical Center, 76 Veterans Ave., Bath, NY 14810-0840.

Gary L. Fogle

Gary L. FogleGary L. Fogle, 58, passed away Monday (June 6, 2011) at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell, surrounded by family.

Mr. Fogle was born on Jan 12, 1953 in North Hornell to Paul R. and Reva (Butler) Fogle. He was a 1971 graduate of Canaseraga Central School. On May 24, 1980, he married Doris A. Fox, who survives.

Gary was a heavy equipment operator, working for the Town of Burns for 34 years in the Highway Maintenance Department.

In addition to his wife and parents, Gary is survived by two daughters, Candi (Gary) Valentine of Elmira and Crystal Mancilla of Bellevue, Neb.; a son, Cary Sherman of Callispell Mont.; two brothers, Andrew (Cathy) Fogle of East Rochester and James Fogle of Elmira; a sister-in-law, Shirley (Tubby) Lewis; four brothers-in-law, James Fox, Percy Fox, Oscar (Mary Jane) Fox and Loyd Fox; six grandchildren, Amanda Valentine, Ryan Valentine, Kyle Valentine, Zachary Sherman, Philip Mancilla and Cassondra Mancilla; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins..

He was predeceased by a sister, Debra Fogle and a sister-in-law, Elsie Tucker.

Gary served faithfully on the Canaseraga Cemetery Committee . He greatly enjoyed fishing and hunting and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. But more than these, he was a faithful and devoted husband, father and grandfather who loved spending time with family and friends, especially at Keuka Lake.

There will be no prior visitation. There will be a memorial service on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the God’s People Who Care Ministry in Hornell with Rev. Paul Sherman, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.

Memorial contributions in Gary’s name may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 4053 Maple Road # 110, Amherst, NY 14226-1058.

Norma L. Steadman Lewis Gavin

Norma L. Steadman Lewis GavinNorma L. Steadman Lewis Gavin, 82, passed away Sunday (May 15, 2011) at Highland Healthcare Center surrounded by family after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Mrs. Gavin was born on June 28, 1928 in Andover to Gordon and Charlotte (Thompson) Steadman. She was a 1946 graduate of Andover Central School. On Oct. 18, 1947, she married Charles Francis Lewis, who predeceased her on May 12, 1958. On Aug. 1, 1959, she married Francis Leo Gavin, who predeceased her on Dec. 19, 2003.

Norma worked as a postal clerk in Andover for the United States Postal Service from 1966 until her retirement in 1984. She was also a bus driver for Andover Central School. Previously, she worked for several Andover businesses.

Norma is survived by two daughters, Connie Lewis Beckman of Belmont and Sharon (Alan) Lewis Green of Andover; a sister, Marian Francis Steadman Tidd of Andover; four grandchildren, Randy (Tracy) Beckman, Jr. of Scio, Matthew (Molly) Green and Chad (Clarissa) Green, both of Andover and Shelly (Bryan) Snyder of Almond; ten great-grandchildren, Hunter Beckman, Evan Green, Genevieve Green, Tyler Green, Joey Bryan, Madison Bryan, Ethan Bryan, Rylie Bryan, Bailee Snyder and Colt Snyder; a special family member, Francis Leo Joyce; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to both of her husbands, she was predeceased by a son, Charles Gordon Lewis; a son-in-law, Randy Beckman, Sr.; a brother, Richard Steadman; and a great-grandson, Wyatt Snyder.

Norma was an avid Elvis fan, a country music lover and enjoyed spending time in the sun with her family.

Family and friends will celebrate her life at a private graveside ceremony at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Andover at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Norma’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York, 2805 Wehrie Dr. # 6, Buffalo, NY 14221-7383 or to March of Dimes – Team Wyatt’s Courage, 435 Lawrence Bell Dr. # 9, Buffalo, NY 14221.

Julie A. Gilmore

Julie A. GilmoreJulie A. Gilmore, 55, formerly of Andover, passed away Saturday (July 23, 2011) at Venice Hospice House surrounded by family, following a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Gilmore was born on Nov. 19, 1955 in Wellsville to Robert A. and Dolores K. (Ellis) Baker. She was a 1973 graduate of Andover Central School. She earned an AAS in Nursing and a BS in Biology-Chemistry from Alfred State College. On Nov. 30, 2002, in Almond, she married Ed Gilmore, who survives.

Julie worked as a nurse for Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Fla. from 2002 until her illness. Previously, she worked as a nurse for Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, St. James Hospital in Hornell and Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, a career spanning 35 years.

In addition to her husband and mother, Julie is survived by a daughter, Ashley (Brian) Glynn of Holiday, Fla.; a son, Michael (Tracy) Tidd of New Town, Pa.; a brother, Robert (Cindy) Baker of Andover; a sister, Amy (Robert) Hyland of Manassas, Va.; three step-children, Samantha (Shane) Sparks, Jill Gilmore and Jennifer Gilmore; an aunt and uncle, Gloria (Harvey) Saalberg of Springfield, Mo.; two grandchildren, Madelyn Tidd and Paul Tidd; a step-grandchild, Skylar Sparks; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her father, Robert A. Baker on Jan 2, 2008.

She enjoyed her flowers and gardening and taking vacations with her family. But more than these, she was a loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, and aunt who cherished her times spent with family and friends.

There will be no prior visitation. Friends are invited to attend the funeral service at 11 a.m. on Saturday (July 30) at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover with Deacon Frank Pasquale, officiating. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Julie’s name may be made to Tidewell Hospice, C/O Venice Hospice House, 210 Wexford Blvd., Venice, Fla. 34293.

Marie P. Harder

Marie P. Harder, 59, formerly of Andover, passed away Tuesday (April 12, 2011) at Wellsville Manor Care Center following a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Harder was born on Feb. 2, 1952 in Hornell to William and Patricia (Lynch) Wahl. She was a 1970 graduate of Andover Central School. On June 12, 1971, she married Wayne Harder, who survives.

Marie worked for Highland Healthcare Center until her retirement in 1977.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Steven Harder of Arcade; three brothers, Timothy (Nelly) Wahl of Glen Dale, Ca., Christopher Wahl of Andover and Jude (Cynthia) Wahl of Wellsville; a sister, Dorranne Roberts of Canisteo; one aunt, Hattie Gavin of Andover; two grandchildren, Mystie Rain Harder and Lucas Steven Harder; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, Marie was predeceased by a brother, William Wahl.

Friends may call on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home immediately following the visitation with Rev. Daniel Kenyon of Wellsville Bible Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Marie’s name may be made to Breast Cancer Network of Western New York, PO Box 1616, Buffalo, NY 14231-1616.

Virginia Ruth Haynes

Virginia Ruth Haynes passed away on Tuesday (July 26, 2011) at her home from natural causes. She was 70 years old.

Virginia was born on Jan. 15, 1941 in Los Angeles, Cal. to parents Franklin and Lorraine (Gronewald) Haynes. She grew up with her younger brother in the Los Angeles suburbs and graduated from Leuzinger High School in 1958.

In 1962, she earned a B.A. degree in Art from U.C.L.A. and landed a dream job working at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the largest art museum in the western United States. Virginia liked to wander through the collections, which encompass the geographic world and virtually the entire history of art. She was heavily influenced during this time by the work of Latin American artists, the photography of Ansel Adams, and a traveling exhibition of Pablo Picasso.

Virginia enjoyed classical music and sang regularly with her church choir. She was rehearsing when she first met Theodore Price, a classical pianist who accompanied the choir on the organ pipes. They were engaged in June 1962 and married in Jan. 1963.

After four years living in Los Angeles apartments, the young couple moved east to follow Ted’s career path as a music critic through Washington, D.C. and Akron, Ohio. In Washington, Virginia worked a short time at the Smithsonian Institution, where she kindled a lifelong passion for documenting and preserving cultural heritage. In Akron, Virginia gave birth to their two sons.

The family moved to Rochester, in 1972. Not long after moving, Virginia and Ted grew estranged, separated, and were divorced. For the next 15 years, Virginia took on the dual role of a working mother, juggling jobs in interior design at JCPenney with freelance graphic design. In her spare time, she fashioned custom dollhouses, built dioramas, and fired ceramics in her basement.

When her sons left for college, Virginia settled in Andover, refurbishing antique furniture and eventually singing with the Ecumenical Choir. At length, she decided to go back to school at Alfred State College to build her digital design palette. After completing her A.A.S. in Computer Art and Design, she volunteered to design a new brochure for the Jean B. Lang Western N.Y. Historical Collection, dedicated in February 2002.

Soon after, she earned her M.A.I.S. degree and was asked to use her talents on Ergo Magazine, the literary and artistic publication of Alfred State College. By 2009, she was the Creative Director and Photographer for the Anniversary Spring issue. Her creative ability was recognized at the end of her academic course, when her digital artwork was selected for display in the President’s office.

Virginia also worked on projects in the Andover community, including a visitor’s informational brochure with a map, photographs and statistics. In the fall of 2008, she assisted with the revival of the Andover Historical Society, and in May 2009 she delivered a program to the Society titled “Writing History – From Facts to Fiction.”

Virginia is survived by her brother Allan Haynes of Garden Grove, Cal.; her son Jason Price of Valencia, Cal.; her son Brendan Price of Shelby Township, Mich.; a niece, a nephew, and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Aug. 14 at 2:00 pm at Andover Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Pat Bancroft, of Alfred Seventh Day Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.

John E. “Jack” Horan

3218865_origJohn E. “Jack” Horan, 82, formerly of Andover, passed away Thursday (Feb. 3, 2011) following a long illness.

Mr. Horan was born on Aug. 9, 1928 in Hornell to the late Leo and Alice (Smith) Horan. He grew up in Andover and graduated from Andover Central School in 1946. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. After serving his country, he attended Alfred State College, where he graduated with a degree in accounting. He later earned his CMA (Certified Management Accountant.)

Jack moved to Jamestown in 1953 where he had a successful career as an accountant. He served as Controller at both Crescent Niagara Corp. and Blackstone Corp. He retired to Arizona in 1975 and moved to Syracuse in 2004 to be near his family.

He is survived by his sons, John F. (Ronalee) Horan of Gerry, and James M. (Mary Beth) Horan of Baldwinsville; six grandchildren, Heather, Ryan, Shannon, Sean, Abby and Christopher; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a sister Mary Alice Murray and a brother, Francis Horan.

Friends may call on Monday from 4-7 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover with Rev. Sean DiMaria as celebrant. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Jack’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of CNY, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204.

Susan Irene (Wallace) James

Susan Irene (Wallace) JamesSusan Irene (Wallace) James, 50, formerly of Greenwood, who passed away unexpectedly on March 1, 2011, will be held on Sunday (May 29) at 3 p.m. at Greenwood United Methodist Church with Rev. Rocky Mitchell, officiating. There will be a time of visitation at the church immediately preceding the memorial service from 2 – 3 p.m. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

Mrs. James was born on Feb. 7, 1961 in Hornell to Leo E. and Vivian N. (Andrus) Wallace. She was a 1979 graduate of Greenwood Central School.

Susan had worked for Spalding County Correctional Facility in Griffin, Ga. Previously, she worked for the Georgia Department of Corrections in Jackson, Ga. and the Union Camp in Griffin, Ga.

Susie is survived by two sons, Ricky Rude and Tyler Rude, both of Chattanooga, Tenn.; a brother, David (Sharon) Wallace of Andover; two aunts, Irene (Lloyd) Chaffee of Greenwood and Delores Andrus of Canisteo; a special niece, Bridget (Joe) Carter of Pembroke, Ky.; a special friend, Rick James of Jackson, Ga.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by three brothers, Larry Wallace, Leo James Wallace and Richard E. Wallace.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Susie’s name may be made to Greenwood United Methodist Church, PO Box 763, Greenwood, NY 14839.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.

George J. Karcanes

George J. KarcanesGeorge J. Karcanes, 85, who passed away on March 28, 2011 in Knoxville, Tenn. The service will be held on Saturday, June 4 at 2 p.m. in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Andover with Rev. Sean DiMaria of Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover, officiating.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.

Nicholas L. Marasco

Nicholas L. MarascoNicholas L. Marasco, 92, formerly of Honeoye Falls, passed away Saturday (Oct. 29, 2011) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

Mr. Marasco was born on Jan. 13, 1919 in Honeoye Falls to Joseph and Angelina Marasco. He was a 1936 graduate of Honeoye Falls Central School and later served in the U.S Army during World War II from 1941-45 in the Pacific theater. On Aug. 28, 1948, in St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Honeoye Falls, he married Alice L. Beckwith, who survives.

Nicholas worked as a shop foreman for Rittenhouse and later Emerson Electric in Honeoye Falls for many years. Additionally he worked for Cutler Mail Chute as well as owning Nickie’s Nursery where he did landscaping.

In addition to his wife of 63 years, he is survived by two sons, Nicholas R. (Ginny) Marasco of Chittenango and Peter (Kathy) Marasco of Victor; three daughters, Cindy (Dennis) McMullen of Chili, Ginny (Geoff) Smith of Carmel Valley, Cal. and Cheryl Marasco of Walnut Creek, Cal.; six grandchildren, Jacob McMullen, Lt. Sam Smith, Jack Smith, Mindy (Andy) Viscardi, Caitlynn McMullen and Sarah Marasco.

Nicholas was an avid hunter, gardener and enjoyed shooting at the Mendon Conservation League and Wellsville Rod and Gun Club, where he was a member. He was a 50 year member and past captain of Honeoye Falls Volunteer Fire Department. Additionally, he was past commander of the Honeoye Falls American Legion, Post 664 and vice commander of the Monroe County American Legion. But more than these, he was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who cherished the time spent with his family.

Friends may call on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church with the Rev. Thomas Roman, as celebrant. Burial with full military honors will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Nicholas’ name may be made to Andover Fire and Rescue Squad, PO Box 726. Andover, NY 14806.

Bernice W. Marsh

Bernice W. MarshBernice W. Marsh, 94, passed away Saturday (May 21, 2011) at Highland Healthcare Center in Wellsville.

Mrs. Marsh was born on Jan 31, 1917 in Andover to Burrel C. and Jennie (Smith) Williams. She was a 1935 graduate of Andover High School and later graduated from Rochester Business Institute. On March 23, 1957, in Jamestown, she married Eugene E. Marsh, who predeceased her on April 9, 1975.

Bernice worked for Williams Insurance Agency in Andover for several years. Later she worked for Rex Office Supply in Wellsville and Southern Tier Home Health Service, also in Wellsville.

Benice is survived by a nephew, Dr. Richard B. (Dr. Eleanor J.) Pease of Fort Meyers, Fla.; a niece, Mary Kaye Pease of Elida, Ohio; and several great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Ima W. (Howard) Pease; a nephew, Rev. Robert H. Pease and a step-son, Donald Marsh.

Bernice was a devoted Christian and attended the Andover Christian & Missionary Alliance Church for over 60 years where she played piano and taught Sunday school. She was well known for her hospitality, often entertaining missionaries and other guest in her home. She continued this ministry even during her lengthy stay at Highland Healthcare Center.

Friends may call on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Andover Christian & Missionary Alliance Church with Rev. Philip Barner, officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Bernice’s name may be made to Andover Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, PO Box I, Andover, NY 14806.

Dr. Gary A. Mattison

Dr. Gary A. MattisonDr. Gary A. Mattison, Major, U.S. Army, Retired, 62, passed away Sunday (July 3, 2011) following a second courageous battle with cancer.

Dr. Mattison was born on Nov. 4, 1948 in Corning to Craig C. and Lillian M. (Scranton) Mattison. He was a 1966 graduate of Scio Central School. On March 4, 1972, in Wellsville, he married Kathy A. Beck, who survives.

In 1968, Gary joined the U.S. Army in what would be the beginning of a dual track career. He was deployed to Vietnam from 1968 to 1971 where he served one tour on the DMZ in the 2nd Battalion, 319th Field Artillery, where he received a Bronze Star for his participation in Hamburger Hill. He ultimately served 23 years in the Army: seven years enlisted, attaining the rank of Sergeant; thirteen years as a commissioned officer and three years in the reserves. He served as Chief of the Sensitive Records Information Agency where he was responsible for providing sensitive documents in classified trials such as Manuel Noriega and LTC Oliver North. He also worked on President George H. W. Bush’s Military Inaugural Committee and served on the Staff of the Chief of Staff, Army. Upon retirement, Major Mattison was awarded the Legion of Merit by the Director of the Army Staff.

In 1972, he began his career in education when he earned his AAS from Alfred Agricultural and Technical College, a BS in Human Relations from the University of San Francisco in 1983, a MS in System Management in 1988 from the University of Southern California and lastly, a Ph.D in Education from Capella University in 2008. Dr. Mattison was a professor at Strayer University from 1992 until shortly before his death. He served as a Campus Dean for the university in both Maryland and Virginia; he was elected President of the Faculty Senate; was selected twice for Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers; and once for the International Who’s Who of Professional Educators. Additionally, he was a noted author where he published several education related articles as well as two books.

In addition to his father and wife, Gary is survived by two sons, Eric (Crystal) Mattison of Walbridge, Ohio and Gregary (Whitney Schumm) Mattison of Fredericksburg, Va.; three brothers, Joseph (Mary) Mattison of Monterey, Ron (Lauren) Mattison of Lake Luzerne, and Bud (Carol) Mattison of Corning; one sister, Lois (Steven) Roberts of Cuba; one granddaughter, “the light of his life”, Rhyannon Mattison; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Gary loved to teach, draw, design homes, work on computers and participate in family events. He was a member of the Belmont American Legion and with his family, was an active supporter of the Salvation Army at Christmas time.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home, 3256 Riverside Drive in Wellsville. The funeral service with full military honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Ralph Eastlack, officiating. Burial will follow in Arlington National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Gary’s name may be made to Wellsville Salvation Army, 25 Pearl St., Wellsville, NY 14895.

Ronald Louis Meyers

2829016_origRonald Louis Meyers, 73, passed away Tuesday (Jan. 4, 2011) at Highland Healthcare Center in Wellsville.

Mr. Meyers was born on Jan. 12, 1937 in Wellsville to Frank Earl Meyers and Virginia (Davis) Meyers Peangatelli. He was a 1956 graduate of Wellsville High School and later served in the US Air Force from 1956 – 1960.

Ronald worked for Dresser Rand in Wellsville for 36 years until his retirement in 1999. In his early years he delivered papers for the Wellsville Daily Reporter and caddied at the Wellsville Country Club pro shop. Later, he worked at Ithaca Gun Company, the Modern Diner, Umiker’s Meat Market and even owned and operated Ron’s Diner.

Ron is survived by a daughter, Lorrie Meyers (Adam) Chapman and a son, Brian Jeffrey (Debbie) Meyers, both of Wellsville; two sisters, Sonoma (Tom) Hancock of Urbana, Ohio and Debby (Dennis) Whelply of Watertown, NY; two brothers, William Meyers of Philadelphia, NY and Tony (Rita) Peangatelli of Wellsville; four grandchildren, Siera Kristen Perry, Christopher Daniel Meyers, Colin James Meyers and Samantha Louise Pensyl; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, James Paul Meyers; a brother, Roger Meyers; and the love of his life, Anne (Buckley) Miller.

Ron greatly enjoyed golfing and bowling. He was an avid outdoorsman where he loved to hunt, fish and camp. He spent a couple weeks of each summer fishing in Canada and in later years, fished Black Lake, NY. He was a member of the Coops Troop square dancing club. Additionally, he was an active member of the Wellsville American Legion, Wellsville VFW and Wellsville Moose Club.

Friends may call on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral at 3256 Riverside Drive, Wellsville. The memorial service with full military honors will be held at 3 p.m. at the funeral home immediately following the visitation with Rev. Marc Chamberlain of Genesis Bible Church in Scio, officiating.

Memorial contributions in Ron’s name may be made to American Diabetes Association, 315 Alberta Dr., Amherst, NY 14226 or ALS Association Greater New York Chapter, 42 Broadway, Suite 1724, NY, NY 10004.

Ruth Foran O’Connor

Ruth Foran O’Connor, formerly of Cold Spring Harbor, NY, and East Providence, RI, died peacefully at home in Alfred Station, NY, on Sunday, March 20, 2011. She was 86. Ruth was born in New York City on June 23, 1924, the daughter of Pauline Schillinger Foran and William A. Foran. She was a proud graduate of Tollentine High School in the Bronx, NY. Ruth was married on March 27, 1948, to James L. O’Connor, following a career as a paralegal in NYC.

She and Jim moved to Long Island, where they founded O’Connor’s Children’s Shop in Williston Park, NY, and served this community and later Oyster Bay, NY, for over 25 years. Ruth and Jim were avid contract bridge players, and ran the Huntington Bridge Studio in Huntington, NY, for over fifteen years. Together they became Life Masters, and taught many others how to play and love the game. Gardening and golfing were other passions Ruth and Jim shared together. Ruth always joked about the hole in one she made after the third time she played golf. She had no appreciation at this point in her experience of what an achievement this was, and was taken by surprise when the course manager ordered drinks for everyone in the clubhouse to celebrate. Taking after her father who was a vaudeville actor, Ruth loved music, and was a proud member of the Huntington Chorale Society for over ten years.

Ruth is survived by her three beloved children, Jacqueline O’Connor Allen, James O’Connor, Peter O’Connor, and Peter’s wife, Rima O’Connor. She leaves two loving grandchildren and their spouses, Tate and Suzie Allen, and Danielle Foran Allen and Ben Dana, along with her precious great granddaughter, Tegan Danielle Allen.

Ruth was predeceased by her devoted husband of 43 years, James L. O’Connor, and two loving sisters, Leah Mullarkey and Virginia Macfarlane. She also leaves a treasured bevy of nieces and nephews with whom she always found a laugh.

A private service will be held at home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her honor to Blithewold Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809, the Huntington Chorale Society, PO Box 349, Huntington, NY 11743, or the Union University Church, 29 North Main Street, Alfred, NY 14802.

Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Andover, NY.

Betty J. Questel

Betty J. QuestelBetty J. Questel, 80, passed away Wednesday (Oct. 12, 2011) at Jones Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family.

Betty was born on May 8, 1931 in Andover to Leonard and Maude (Slocum) Reisman.

She worked most of her career in the Buffalo area as a home health aide.

Betty is survived by a son, Joe (Deb) Questel of Old Hickory, Tenn.; four sisters, Pat Hulse of Singers Glen, Va., Mary (Don) Waters of Whitesville, Florence (Dick) Dodson of Scio and Dot Branson of Summerville, S.C.; a granddaughter, Meredith Questel of Nashville, Tenn.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by five brothers, James Reisman, Ferdinand Reisman, Leo Reisman, Richard Reisman and Paul Reisman and two sisters, Arline Feller and Margaret Prohoda.

Betty was especially fond of spending time and talking with her many elderly friends and acquaintances.

Friends may call on Friday from 9:30 -11:30 a.m. at the Genesis Bible Church in Scio. The memorial service will also be held on Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the church with Rev. Marc Chamberlain, officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery in Andover.

Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home, 3256 Riverside Drive in Wellsville.

David M. Ross

David M. RossDavid M. Ross, 56, passed away Friday (May 27, 2011) at Jones Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Mr. Ross was born on Dec. 6, 1954 in Wellsville to Fred and Mary (O’Brien) Ross. He was a 1974 graduate of Belmont Central School. On Feb. 21, 1976 he married Denise E. Kameck, who survives.

David worked as a machinist for Laidlaw, Inc. in Belmont from 1977 – 2005. Previously he worked for Turbodyne Corp. in Wellsville.

In addition to his wife, David is survived by two sons, Michael (Shannon) Ross of Cheektowaga and Steven (Jessica) Ross of Syracuse; a brother, Daniel (Pauline) Ross of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Donna (Terry) Borden on Nunda; four grandchildren, Alexandria Ross, Jada Ross, Brooke Ross and Caleb Ross; two aunts; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

David greatly enjoyed hunting, repairing clocks and car restoration. He was a member of the Belmont American Legion. But more than these, he was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with family.

Friends may call on Monday from 1-4 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home, 3256 Riverside Drive in Wellsville. The funeral service with full military honors will be held at 4 p.m. at the funeral home immediately following the visitation with Deacon Frank Pasquale of Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in Belmont, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Belmont.

Memorial contributions in David’s name may be made to American Lung Association of WNY, 210 John Glenn Drive # 3, Buffalo, NY 14228-2213 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105-3678.

Sarah B. Schrader

Sarah B. Schrader, 91, passed away Friday (Jan. 14, 2011) after a brief illness, surrounded by family.

Mrs. Schrader was born on Sept. 9, 1919 in Avon to Peter and Frances (DeAngelo) Piampiano. On Jan. 17, 1948, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Hornell, she married Richard C. Schrader, who survives.

Sarah worked in the cafeteria at the Andover Central School from 1967 until her retirement in 1982.

In addition to her husband Dick of 63 years, Sarah is survived by a daughter, Pamela (George) Slack of Ontario, NY; two sons, Richard (Marlene) Schrader of Venetia, Pa. and Carl Schrader of Andover; six grandchildren, Paula (Michael) Doyle, Kristen (Mark) Schichtel, Jeremy Slack, Rachel (Aaron) Armstrong, Richard (Meghan) Schrader, and Cameron Schrader; four great grandchildren, Nina Doyle, Lilly Doyle, Elijah Schichtel, and Jonah Schichtel; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Dominic Piampiano and James Piampiano; and a sister, Josephine Coffey.

Sarah greatly enjoyed cooking and was famous in the family for her home prepared spaghetti sauce. She was fond of playing cards, watching television and dining out. She was an avid Yankee fan. She was a longtime member of Blessed Sacrament Church where she served in the Altar Rosary Society. Additionally, she was a founding member of Andover Fireman Auxiliary, a member of Andover American Legion Auxiliary and served for many years as an election inspector. But more that these, she treasured her time spent with her husband and family, and the many “get togethers” on the holidays, especially July 4th celebrations.

Friends may call today (Sunday) from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 10 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover with Rev. Sean DiMaria as celebrant. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Sarah’s name may be made to Andover Volunteer Rescue Squad. PO Box 726, Andover, NY 14806.

Virginia R. Slocum

Virginia R. SlocumVirginia R. Slocum, 59, formerly of Andover, passed away Friday (Aug. 19, 2011) at Wellsville Manor Care Center, surrounded by family.

Virginia was born on Feb. 18, 1952 in Wellsville to William C. and Bernadine E. (Champlin) Slocum. She worked for PWI, Inc. in Wellsville for many years.

Virginia is survived by two brothers, Edward (Sue) Slocum of Little Genessee and David (Cheryl) Slocum of Allentown; two sisters, Ella (Fred) Stives of Bolivar and Karen Slocum of Wellsville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by a brother, William F. Slocum.

Virginia loved her collection of horses and working word searches.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Monday at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover where the funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home immediately following the visitation with Rev. Jeremy Gorham of the Wellsville Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, officiating.

Memorial contributions in Virginia’s name may be made to Andover Rescue Squad, PO Box 714, Andover, NY 14806.

Ronald W. “Bud” Sugden, Jr

Ronald W. “Bud” Sugden, JrRonald W. “Bud” Sugden, Jr., 64, formerly of Whitesville, passed away Friday (Aug. 5, 2011) at Absolut Care of Houghton, surrounded by family.

Mr. Sugden was born on Nov. 26, 1946 in Wellsville to Ronald W. and Dorothy E. (Stuck) Sugden. On April 12, 1969 in Genesee, Pa., he married Jean Marie Easton, who predeceased him on Aug. 18, 2008.

Ronald worked for Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Coudersport, Pa. for 22 years until his retirement in 1995.

In addition to his father, he is survived by a daughter, Stephanie (Kevin) Morton of Belfast; three sisters, Bonnie (Joe) Perry of Virginia Beach, Va., Judy (Lewie) Jackson of Wellsville and Barbara (Earl) Hartlaub of Ulysses, Pa.; a brother, Donald (Melissa) Sugden of Whitesville; three grandchildren, Chelsea Morton, Jason Morton and Cassie Morton; four great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his wife, Jean Marie Sugden, he was predeceased by his mother, Dorothy E. Sugden.

Bud was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting but above these, he cherished the times spent with his family and friends.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Solid Rock Bible Church in Hickox, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the church immediately following the visitation with Rev. Mel Ternes, officiating. Burial will follow in Genesee Cemetery in Genesee, Pa.

Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home, 3256 Riverside Drive in Wellsville.

Memorial contributions in Bud’s name may be made to Whitesville Voluntary Ambulance Corp. Whitesville, NY 14897.

William H. Swick
William H. SwickWilliam H. Swick, 82, passed away Monday (May 2, 2011) at Jones Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness, surrounded by family.

Mr. Swick was born on April 12, 1929 in Burdett to Nelson and Ann Margaret (Jackson) Swick. On Oct. 3, 1947, in Friendship, he married Marjorie Cyrilla Ramsell, who survives.

William owned and operated Swick and Sons in Friendship from 1964 -1980.

In addition to his wife Cyrilla of 63 years, Bill is survived by two sons, Dale Ronald Swick of Tampa, Fla. and Andrew S. Swick of Corning; a daughter, Verna Beth Ritter of Belmont; 13 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by three brothers, Fredrick Swick, Eugene Swick and Clarence Swick.

Bill was an avid fisherman, a boxing fan and found great satisfaction and enjoyment in working his business. He was a longtime member of Riverside Assembly of God Church in Wellsville. But more than these, he was a loving husband, father and grandfather who deeply cared for his family.

Friends may call on Saturday from noon – 2 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home, 3256 Riverside Drive in Wellsville. A memorial service will also be held on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Riverside Assembly of God Church in Wellsville, with Rev. Fred Francisco, officiating.

Wilma V. Wilkins

Wilma V. WilkinsWilma V. Wilkins, 96, formerly of Wellsville, entered heaven Saturday (July 30, 2011) from Highland Healthcare Center in Wellsville.

Mrs. Wilkins was born on Oct. 6, 1914 in Wellsville to Thomas A. Klein and Leah Wilkins. She attended Nyack College. On Oct. 1 1933, she married Marvel Wilkins in Little Genesee; he predeceased her on Aug. 22, 1963.

Wilma was an employee of Jones Memorial Hospital for ten years. She was also a secretary for CE Air Preheater for ten years.

Wilma is survived by a son, Burton (Marian) Wilkins of Orlando, Fla.; two daughters, Nancy Brewster of Andover and Kathleen (Eric) Stumacher of Sullivan, NH; seven grandchildren, Cheryl (Ray) Urciuoli and Shawn Wilkins, both of Orlando, Fla., Burton (Vicki) Wilkins, Jr. of Old Bridge, NJ, Jeffrey Brewster of Andover, Burton (Melinda) Brewster of Montour Falls, Todd (Barbara) Rennie of Pollocksville, N.C. and Derrick (Sherry) Jeanmarie of Hughesville, MD; 11 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition her husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Thelma D. Lawson; a brother, Thomas A. Klein, Jr.; and a son-in-law, Wayne Brewster.

Wilma was an active member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in both Wellsville and Andover, serving the Lord as a Sunday school teacher at both. She was also the secretary for the church board. Additionally, she was an accomplished seamstress. But more than these, she loved spending time with her dear family.

There will be a time of visitation on Friday from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Baker-Swan Funeral Home, 3256 Riverside Drive in Wellsville. The funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Andover Christian & Missionary Alliance Church with Reverend Philip Barner, officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville.

Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made in Wilma’s name to the Andover Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, P. O. Box I, Andover, NY 14806.

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Kenneth Lloyd Austin

Kenneth Lloyd Austin, 87, passed away on Saturday (July 24, 2010) at Bath VA Medical Center.

Mr. Austin was born on June 20, 1923 in Scio to Olin and Estella (Corrie) Austin. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 -47 in the Pacific Theater of World War II. In March 1948, he married Margaret Sutterlin, who predeceased him in April 1982. On Oct. 21, 1992, in Andover, he married Marie E. Mills-Koehler, who survives.

Kenneth was an electrician for P. & C. Lighting in Hornell from 1947 until his retirement in 1982. Previously, he worked for Erie Railroad from 1940 – 43.

In addition to his second wife, Ken is survived by two daughters, Kathryn M. (Dana) Klein and Karlyn E. “Sis” (Tom) Chalker, both of Belfast; one son, Frederick K. Austin of Oramel; one brother, Frederick Austin of Windsor; three stepdaughters, June (Jim) Jennings of Watkins Glen, Elsie (Don) Swartz of Andover, and Kathy Walker of Bradenton, Fla.; one stepson, Kenneth (Karen) Koehler of Andover; 19 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his first wife, he was predeceased by a sister, Pauline Smith; a stepson, Ronald Walker; and a granddaughter, Anette L. Enders.

Ken loved ballroom dancing, woodworking and gardening. He was an avid reader and enjoyed travelling. He was a member and past commander of Belfast American Legion, and a life member and past fire chief of Oramel Fire Department.

Friends will be received on Saturday (Aug. 14) from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the home of Tom and “Sis” Chalker, 41 West Hughes Street, Belfast, where a memorial service with full military honors will precede the visitation at 1 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.

Memorial contributions in Ken’s name may be made to Veterans Service Agency, 7 Court Street, Belmont, NY 14813-1087 or Allegany County Cancer Services, 3453 B, SR 417 East, Wellsville, NY 14895.

Ellen E. Baker

Ellen E. BakerEllen E. Baker, 88, passed away Sunday (Nov. 28, 2010) at Wellsville Manor Care Center.

Mrs. Baker was born on April 30, 1922 in Hazen, Pa. to Benjamin and Edith (Robertson) Perrin. She was a 1940 graduate of Wellsville High School. On Nov. 2, 1940, in Andover, she married Richard M. Baker, who survives.

Ellen worked in custodial services for Alfred University in Howell Hall from 1963 until her retirement in 1991, where she made many friends and met many dignitaries. She had many stories to tell about those years and she loved all the people she came in contact with there. She was also made an honorary alumnus of Alfred University.

In addition to her husband of 70 years, she is survived by two sons, Richard (Brenda) Baker of Andover and Michael (Ellen) Baker of Almond; three daughters, Judith (Richard) Byndas of Waterloo, Melinda (H. Richard) Baker of Canton, Ga. and Marsha (Dale) Clark of Andover; a brother, Donald (Prudy) Perrin of Fla.; seven grandsons, Gary Hoagland, Chris Hoagland, Bruce Baker, David Baker, Dan Byndas, Ryan Clark and Seth Baker; four granddaughters, Stefanie Arnaman, Jennifer Lenac, Michelle Mansfield and Janice Clancy; 15 great grandsons; 6 great granddaughters; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by a son, Stephen K. Baker; a brother, Benjamin Perrin; two sisters, Shirley Hull and Patricia Robbins; and a great grandson.

Ellen enjoyed reading, traveling, knitting and crocheting. Many area babies were the recipient of one of her beautiful afghans. But most of all, she treasured the time spent with her husband, children, grandchildren and extended family.

Friends may call Friday from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover where the memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday with Rev. William “Scotty” MacCrea, Abbot of the Celtic Christian Community, officiating. Burial in Baker Family Cemetery in Andover will take place at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Ellen’s name may be made to Andover Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 726, Andover, NY 14806.

John S. “Steve” Baker

John S. “Steve” BakerJohn S. “Steve” Baker, 62, passed away Tuesday (Oct. 26, 2010) at Heritage Park Skilled Nursing in Jamestown following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Baker was born on Dec. 1, 1947 in Hornell to John E. and Virginia A. (Smith) Baker. He was a 1965 graduate of Andover Central School. He was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War from 1967-69. On Oct. 17, 1987 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover, he married Kathryn Hildebrand, who predeceased him on Oct. 1, 2002.

Steve worked as a heavy equipment operator for NYS Department of Environmental Conservation from 1988 until his retirement in 2008.

Steve is survived by two daughters, Stephanie (Kenny) Powell of NC and Tracy Wilson of Friendship; a sister, Rosemary Baker of Arlington Heights, IL; a brother, Fred (Nancy) Baker of Jamestown; four granddaughters, Jaci Powell, Kailey Wilson, Kelsey Hadsell and Renee Wilson; a grandson, Roy Wilson Jr.; a mother-in-law, Betty Hildebrand of Springville; three nephews, Michael Baker, Marty Baker and Paul Baker, all of Jamestown and his best friend, Bill Grossman.

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a son, Roy Wilson on January 27, 2010.

Steve was an avid reader of non-fiction books, especially history and biographies and enjoyed “The History Channel” He was a member of Lynch-Burgett Post #397 American Legion. But more than these, he cherished the time spent with his children, grandchildren and brother and sister. He was deeply loved.

Friends may call on Friday from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover with Rev. Sean DiMaria as celebrant. Burial with full military honors will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Steve’s name may be made to Andover Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 726, Andover, NY 14806.

Victor C. Bird

Victor C. Bird, 90, passed away Monday (July 26, 2010) at St. James Mercy Hospital.

Mr. Bird was born on July 8, 1920 in Burns to Elmer and Esther (Deiter) Bird. He was a 1940 graduate of Canaseraga Central School. He married Louise Freeland, who survives.

Victor was a farmer in Alfred his entire life.

In addition to his wife, Victor is survived by three sons, Stewart (Katherine) Bird of Wellsville, Beryl (Marcia) Bird of Canaseraga and Elmer (Jo Ann) Bird of Nunda; four daughters, Sandra DeNovellis of Albuquerque, NM, Esther Howard of Tampa, Fla., Mary (Jud) Stearns of Alfred Station and Vicky (Jack) Wells of Rochester; 20 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Marylin Horr and Helen Wellington; a son, Edward C. Bird; a son-in-law, Albert Howard; and a great granddaughter, Jayme Ormsby.

There will be a private funeral service held at the convenience of the family. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.

Duane E. Dahl

Duane E. DahlDuane E. Dahl, 40, passed away unexpectedly Sunday (May 30, 2010) following a lengthy battle with injuries sustained at work.

Mr. Dahl was born on May 24, 1970 in Waterloo to Fred Dahl and Shirley (Ted) Statt. Duane proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1988 – 1994. On July 7, 2006, in Seneca Falls, he married Kaycie M. Moreno, who survives.

Duane worked as a machine operator for Pactiv Corp. in Canandaigua, retiring in 2008 after the accident. Previously he worked as a truck driver.

In addition to his wife Kaycie, Duane is survived by his mother, Shirley Statt of Avon; and Kaycie’s parents, Bernie and Sandra Moreno of El Paso, Texas.

Duane was an avid outdoorsman who greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, motorcycles and boating on the lakes. He had a great sense of humor. Additionally, he was a member of the Geneva Moose Lodge. But more than this, he was a loving husband, son and friend.

Friends may call on Thursday from noon to 2:30 p.m. at Fuller Funeral Home in Canandaigua. The funeral service with full military honors will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home immediately following the visitation with Bernie Moreno, officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Leola M. “Odie” Dickerson

Leola M. “Odie” DickersonLeola M. “Odie” Dickerson, 91, formerly of Alma, passed away Thursday (Sept. 30, 2010) at Jones Memorial Hospital surrounded by family.

Mrs. Dickerson was born on Aug. 22, 1919 in Olean to Seth C. and Lucy (Hodge) Hull. She was a 1937 graduate of Olean High School. From 1944 to 1946, she served in the United States Navy during World War II. On Feb. 16, 1946, in Olean, she married Harley Edwin Dickerson, who predeceased her on Nov. 5, 1990.

Odie is survived by a daughter, Alice Kay Ball of Andover; two sisters, Donna Pecone of Olean and Barbara Winicky of Allegany; two granddaughters, Kari (David) Owen and Charla (Willie) Bennett; three great grandsons, Derek Leigh Owen, Jacob Harley Bennett and Trenton James Bennett; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by five sisters, Vanona St Clair, Margaret Stevens, Agnes Hull, Shirley Hayes and Alice Ambrose; and five brothers, Lawrence Hull, Raymond Hull, Thomas Hull, Alfred Hull and Robert Hull.

Odie was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing, cooking, reading and crosswords. She was a longtime member of Alma United Methodist Church where she was active in the Women’s Group. She was also a member of the Alma Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. But more than these, she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who cherished times spent with her family.

There will be a time of visitation on Sunday (Oct. 10) from 2-3 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Andover where the funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. with full military honors immediately following the visitation with Rev. Frank Troutman, officiating. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Odie’s name may be made to Youth for Christ, 86 N. Main St., Wellsville, NY 14895 or Andover Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 726, Andover, NY 14806.

Carolyn J. Emery

Carolyn J. EmeryCarolyn J. Emery, 82, passed away Saturday (May 8, 2010) at Highland Healthcare Center following a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Emery was born on May 25, 1927 in Hornell to Harry and Mae (Tappenden) Smith. She was a 1945 graduate of Hornell High School. On March 9, 1946 she married Donald Emery, who predeceased her on July 28, 2001.

Carolyn worked as a library aide at Andover Central School for 17 years until her retirement in 1996. Previously she worked for Keiser Glove and J.C. Penney, both in Hornell and the Market Basket in Andover.

Carolyn is survived by two sons, Bill (Bonnie) Emery and Bob (Susan) Emery, both of Andover; two daughters, Susan (Steve) Roeske of Tavares, Fla. and Mary (David) Nevol of Andover; 9 grandchildren, Michelle (Mike) Emery, Mark (Tammy) Emery, Tim (Aubrey) Emery, Joe (Tasha) Emery, Jennifer (Scott) Updyke, Dan (Jennifer) Roeske, Julie (Eric) Pray, Adam Nevol and Aaron Nevol; 11 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Kathryn Ramirez and a brother, Paul Smith.

Carolyn was a longtime and faithful member of First Baptist Church of Andover where she sang in the choir for many years. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Andover Golden Agers and served as a volunteer on the election board. But more than this, she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who cherished her times spent with her family.

Friends may call on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Andover where a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. immediately following the visitation with Rev. Frank Troutman officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.

Memorial contributions in Carolyn’s name may be made to First Baptist Church of Andover, 14 Elm Street, Andover, NY 14806 or Andover Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 726, Andover, NY 14806.

Theodore E. Foster

Theodore E. FosterTheodore E. Foster, 84, passed away Friday (October 29, 2010) at Jones Memorial Hospital surrounded by family.

Mr. Foster was born on July 22, 1926 in Andover to Elmer and Bertha (Bice) Foster. He attended Alfred-Almond Central School. He later attended Alfred State College and graduated from Kent State University. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. On Dec. 31, 1964 he married Laurie Burdick, who predeceased him on May 11, 1983. On July 22, 1988 he married Kathy M. Weatherby who survives.

Ted taught auto mechanics in Cleveland, Ohio from 1965 until his retirement in 1985. He previously drove school bus for Andover Central School and was a mechanic in Alfred Station in the 1950’s.

In addition to his second wife, Kathy, Ted is survived by a son, Christopher J. Foster of Andover; three sisters, Rebecca Schweigart and Frances Manroe, both of Andover and Mariam Morton of Houghton; a sister-in-law, Rose Foster of Middleport; and several nieces nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his first wife, Laurie, he was predeceased by a brother, Harry Foster; a sister, Mildred Foster Rose; and a step-mother, Reta Foster Miles.

Ted loved to work on old motors and tinker in the garage. He enjoyed camping and travel and working flea markets where he met and eventually proposed to Kathy at the Alexander Steam Show Flea Market. He was a foster father of eight children whom he loved dearly. He was a long time member of the First Baptist Church in Andover where he was active in the choir and a deacon of the church.

Friends may call Sunday from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. There will be a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Monday at the First Baptist Church of Andover with Rev. Frank Troutman officiating. Burial will follow in Wells Cemetery in Little Genesee with full military honors.

Memorial contributions in Ted’s name may be made to Andover Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 726, Andover, NY 14806.

Renee Lynn Francisco

Renee Lynn FranciscoRenee Lynn Francisco, 39, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday (Oct. 4, 2010) at Buffalo General Hospital surrounded by her family following a 21 year battle with injuries sustained in an automobile accident in 1989.

Renee was born on Sept. 17, 1971 in Hornell to Miles and Lois (Tripp) Francisco. She was a 1989 graduate of Houghton Academy where she was active in choir and hand bells.

In addition to her parents, Renee is survived by a sister, Gina (Mark) Morris of Thoreau, NM; a brother, Jason Francisco of Barstow, Cal.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her grandparents, Ed and Minnie Francicso and Warren and Doris Tripp.

Renee enjoyed music and going to concerts and was even invited backstage to a Michael W. Smith performance. She loved animals of all types: dogs, cats, fish and birds and would watch them from her deck. She had an extensive collection of Precious Moments and kept in touch with her many online friends through her specially equipped computer.

Renee’s family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation for the outpouring of love and compassion they have received over the years since the accident.

Friends may call on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home, 3256 Riverside Drive, in Wellsville. The funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m.at Wellsville Christian & Missionary Alliance Church with Rev. Daniel Kenyon, officiating. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery in Scio.

Memorial contributions in Renee’s name may be made to Amity Rescue Squad, 5184 SR 244, Belmont, NY 14813.

James E. Gavin

James E. GavinJames E. Gavin, 83, passed away Saturday (June 26, 2010) at Highland Health Care Center.

Mr. Gavin was born on April 29, 1927 in Andover to James M. and Mary M. (Fischer) Gavin. He worked for National Gas Company in Wellsville from 1945 until his retirement in 1984.

Jim is survived by a brother, George (Charlotte) Gavin of Andover; two sisters-in-law, Norma Gavin and Hattie Gavin, both of Andover; his dear niece, Deb (Jon) Rossrucker of Andover; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by seven brothers, Francis Gavin, Donald Gavin, John (Carol) Gavin, Joseph Gavin, Charles (Dawn) Gavin, Karl Gavin and Michael Gavin.

Jim loved spending time in his garden and with his dog “Tucker”.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover with Rev. Sean DiMaria as celebrant. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Donald R. Kemp

Donald R. KempDonald R. Kemp, 92, passed away Monday (Jan. 4, 2010) at Wellsville Manor Care Center.

Mr. Kemp was born on April 25, 1917 in Andover to Harry and Ethel (Jones) Kemp. He was a 1933 graduate of Andover High School. On April 10, 1936, he married Mary L. Lehman, who predeceased him on March 11, 2004.

Donald worked for Joyce Pipeline in Wellsville as a truck driver and equipment operator from 1958 until his retirement in 1985.

Donald is survived by two daughters, Betty Caralis of Wellsville and Ruth (Fred) Johnson of Savona; three sons, David (Cookie) Kemp of Avon, Ronald (Jo Beth) Kemp of Slate Hill and Donald (Linda) Kemp of Branchport; nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Wanda Kemp.

Donald was an avid fisherman and was a life member of the Andover Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed reading and mowing his yard. But more than this, he was a loving husband and father, cherishing the times he spent with his family.

Friends may call from 12 – 2 p.m. Thursday at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be held immediately following the visitation at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Bob Wheeler of Lima Baptist Church, officiating. A private burial will take place in Valley Brook Cemetery, Andover at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Donald’s name may be made to the Andover Rescue Squad, PO Box 726, Andover, NY 14806.

Robert P. McCormick

Robert P. McCormickRobert owned and operated McCormick Farms on Greenwood Hill, a dairy and potato farm, from 1943 until the present.

Bob is survived by four daughters, Mary Jo (Courtney) Smyth of Leola, Pa., Anne (Chris) Roser of Andover, Eileen (Dennis) Canty and Mary Camille (Patrick) McHale, both of Hornell; two sons, Jim (Karen) McCormick and Michael (Christine) McCormick, both of Andover; two brothers, Neil (Patricia) McCormick of Florida and Paul (Charity) McCormick of Andover; 16 grandchildren, Courtney (Jennifer) Smyth, Sean (Julie) Smyth, Katie (Tim) Rementer, Matthew (Christina) McCormick, Maherly (Joe) Schaeffer, Meghan (Michael) Stefanucci, Daniel Roser, Rob Roser, Maria McCormick, Michael McCormick, Caitlin Canty, Brennan Canty, Bryan Canty, Kevin McHale, Kasey McHale and Timothy McHale; 7 great grandchildren, Caeleigh Smyth, Brady Smyth, Cal Smyth, Ryan Rementer, Meredith McCormick, Ewan McCormick and Rosemary Teresa Schaeffer; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bob has been a lifetime parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Church. He was a past member of Knights of Columbus and was an advisory board member of Andover Citizens Bank. Always an outdoorsman, he enjoyed working his farm and in later years, wintering in Florida. But more than this, he cherished the time shared with his wife of 56 years, the many joys of raising his six children and the times spent with the grandchildren and his many friends.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 3-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover with Rev. Sean DiMaria as celebrant. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or Blessed Sacrament Church, Elm St., Andover, NY 14806.

Edward Rogers Outman

Edward Rogers OutmanEdward Rogers Outman, Sr., 73, passed away Thursday (Dec. 2, 2010) at home surrounded by family following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Outman was born on March 6, 1937 in Tioga, Pa. to Herbert and Nettie (Button) Outman.

Edward worked much of his career as an auto body paint specialist for Ford Motor Company in Texas.

Ed is survived by a son, Edward R. (Teresa) Outman, Jr. of Rushford; three daughters, Teresa Thomas and Cindy (Wayne) Becker, both of Wellsville and Rebecca (Michael) Briggs of Whitesville; three sisters, Alberta (Merle) Grover of Genesee, Pa., Pauline (Jim) Haskins of Fla. and Anna Crance of Geneva; two brothers, Urvil (Ethel) Outman and Harold Outman, Sr., both of Genesee, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by five sisters, Geneve Outman, Helen Outman, Ava Hawks, Gladys Jeffers and Mary Jean Stone and two brothers, Raymond Outman, Sr. and Jesse Outman, Sr.

Ed was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing and woodworking. But more than these, he cherished the time spent with his family.

Friends may call Saturday from 1 – 3 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home, 3256 Riverside Drive in Wellsville. The funeral service will be held on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the funeral home immediately following the visitation with Rev. Michael Reeves of North Eulalia Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in York’s Corners Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at www.baker-swan.com.

Memorial contributions in Ed’s name may be made to SPCA Serving Allegany County, PO Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895.

Richard L. Rifenburg

Richard L. RifenburgRichard L. Rifenburg, 71, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday (July 6, 2010) at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Rifenburg was born on May 21, 1939 in Wellsville to Harold “Pete” and Lois (Black) Rifenburg. He was a 1958 graduate of Andover Central School and a 1960 graduate of Alfred State College. He also served in the U. S. Army. On Sept. 8, 1973, in Andover, he married Kay M. Wilson, who survives.

Dick worked for Dresser-Rand in Wellsville as a shipping carpenter for many years until his retirement. Previously, he worked for Eastman Kodak in Rochester.

In addition to his wife of 36 years, he is survived by three daughters, Connie (Joe) Ferraro and Virginia Eckert, both of Knoxville, Tenn. and Jolene Rifenburg of Candor; one son, Richie (Carrie) Rifenburg of Ashburn, Va.; a brother, Harold (Claudia) Rifenburg of Andover; two sisters, Lucille Burch of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Jeannie (Jack) Gore of Canisteo; three grandchildren, Matt, Jordan and Talon; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Dick was predeceased by a granddaughter, Elizabeth “Lizzy” Hurlburt in May 2003.

Dick was a member of the American Legion and Whitesville Rod and Gun Club. His love of music was evident by his guitar playing and singing in Dusty Roads Band and Quigg Hollow Band. He was an avid hunter, golfer and motorcycle and racecar enthusiast. Additionally, he was known by his keen sense of humor and storytelling ability, but more than these, he was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Friends may call on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10-11 a.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home immediately following the visitation with Rev. Frank Troutman officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Dick’s name may be made to Andover Fire and Rescue Squad, PO Box 726, Andover, NY 14806.

Edward G. “Eddie” Sackett

Edward G. “Eddie” SackettEdward G. “Eddie” Sackett, 61, passed away unexpectedly Friday (Aug. 20, 2010).

Mr. Sackett was born on June 18, 1949 in Wellsville to S. George and Margaret (Holmes) Sackett. He was a 1968 graduate of Andover Central School.

Eddie worked for Andover Central School as a school bus driver from 1970 to the present. He was also a part time mail carrier for the Unites States Postal Service.

Eddie is survived by a sister, Mary Jane (Kenneth) Wylie of Reston, Va.; a brother, Robert (Cherie) Sackett of Pella, Ia.; four nephews, David Dugan, Kevin Wylie, Eric Sackett and Christopher Sackett; and one niece, Kara Wylie.

He was predeceased by a sister, Patricia Dugan.

Eddie was an avid hunter, fisherman, and trapper and enjoyed going to auto races. He was a 39 year member and current president of Andover Volunteer Fire Department, a 28 year member of Andover Rescue Squad, past president of Allegany County Fireman’s Association and Andover’s representative on the Allegany County Fire Advisory Board. He was also secretary of Andover Rod and Gun Club, vice-president of Allegany County Federation of Sportsman Club, a member of the National Rifleman’s Association and served as a Red Cross volunteer. But more than these, he was a dear friend to all who knew him.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Andover with Rev. Frank Troutman, officiating. Burial will follow in Valley Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Eddie’s name may be made to Andover Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 714, Andover, NY 14806.

Keith D. Schoonover

Keith D. SchoonoverKeith D. Schoonover, 38, passed away Sunday (May 16, 2010) as a result of injuries sustained in an accident.

Mr. Schoonover was born on Jan. 16, 1972 in Coudersport, Pa. to Donald Schoonover and Retta (James) Matteson. He was a 1990 graduate of Whitesville Central School and a 1995 graduate of Alfred State College. He proudly served his country in the US Army during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.

Keith worked as a lineman for New York State Electric and Gas in Hornell from 2003 to the present.

In addition to his parents, Keith is survived by “his love”, Kelly; 5 children, Trenton Schoonover, Bryce Schoonover, Renee Schoonover, Hunter Schoonover and Jack Joseph; a sister, Jasca Schade of Ransomville; a brother, Dwight Schoonover in Indiana; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Keith was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, woodworking and his Trans Am’s. But more than this, he loved spending time with the love of his life, Kelly and the kids.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Whitesville Rod and Gun Club pavilion with Rev. Bob Walters of West Union Mennonite Church, officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Whitesville Rural Cemetery.

Richard A. Stimson

Richard A. StimsonRichard A. Stimson, 100, passed away peacefully Wednesday (March 3, 2010) at Jones Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Stimson was born on April 23, 1909 in Princeton, Mass. to Dr. Joseph H. and Mary Ella (Brooks) Stimson. He was a 1929 graduate of Worster High School and in 1931 graduated from Alfred State Agricultural and Technical College. On Aug. 21, 1935, in Alfred Station, he married Mary Ellen Whitford, who predeceased him on Dec. 2, 1988.

Richard worked for Grange League Federation (Agway) in retail sales in Honesdale, Pa., Alfred, Cattaraugus and Wellsville for 20 years. In 1955, he went to work for Air Preheater in Wellsville as a sub-assemblyman and continued there until his retirement in 1975.

Dick is survived by a daughter, Ella Mae (Carl) Van Husen of Madison, Me.; a grandson, Lynn Carl Van Husen and his fiancé, Sharon Creighton; a granddaughter, Melissa Ann (Andy) Wood; two great grandchildren, Kelsey Wood and Andrew Wood; and several nieces and nephews. Additionally, he is survived by his “second family”, Marjorie Cornell and her children, Bob, Billy, Marilyn and Carolyn and their families who cared for him greatly these past 20 years.

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by two brothers, Fredrick Stimson and Brooks Stimson; and his beloved sister, Elinor Stimson Park.

Dick was a 28 year member of The Grange and served for many years as a trustee of Alfred Rural Cemetery Association. Additionally, he was a member of Andover United Methodist Church since 1951, where he also served as trustee.

Friends may call on Monday from noon to 2 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home immediately following the visitation with Rev. Carol Schweigart, officiating. Burial will follow in Alfred Rural Cemetery.

The Stimson family wished to express a very sincere thank you for all the love and care Dick received at Manor Hills Adult Care Facility these past couple of years, to the staff at Jones Memorial Hospital for making his final days peaceful and blessed and to Dr. William Coch for his many years of faithful and compassionate service.

Memorial contributions in Dick’s name may be made to Andover Rescue Squad, PO Box 726, Andover, NY 14806 or to Andover United Methodist Church, PO Box P, Andover, NY 14806.

Hilda C. Vars

Hilda C. Vars, 91, passed away Saturday (October 9, 2010) in Andover.

Mrs. Vars was born on April 29, 1919 in Independence to William and Ethel (Fulmer) Clarke. In 1937, she graduated from Andover Central School. Following her 1940 graduation from Brockport Normal School (now SUNY-Brockport), she returned to Andover and began a long career as an elementary teacher, retiring in 1976. On April 12, 1945, she married Kenneth F. Vars, who predeceased her on Sept. 18, 2004.

Hilda is survived by a daughter, Dianne Vars of Langley, Washington; a son, Curtis (Cynthia) Vars of Andover; a grandson, Phillip Vars, and a granddaughter, Kelly Vars, both students at RIT; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Douglas Vars; a brother, Charles Clarke; and a son-in-law, Charles Twining.

Hilda’s earlier years were busy but rewarding ones, juggling the demands of family and career. After retirement, she and Ken became hard-core “snowbirds,” spending the winter months at their place in Dade City, Florida, where Ken could ride his motorcycle and Hilda could enjoy her flowers, her crafts, and her friends. She was also a member of the First Presbyterian Churches of Andover, N.Y, and Dade City, Fla.

Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday (Dec. 23) at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover where the memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation with Rev. Dean Bembower of Andover Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Hilda’s memory may be made to Andover Rescue Squad PO Box 726, Andover, NY 14806 or Doug Vars Scholarship, C/O Andover Central School Alumni Association, PO Box 434, Andover, NY 14806.

Vivian N. Wallace

Vivian N. WallaceVivian N. Wallace, 82, passed away Friday (Dec. 3, 2010) at Wellsville Manor Care Center.

Mrs. Wallace was born on Feb. 19, 1928 in Hornell to Fred and Rena Andrus. She was a 1946 graduate of Canisteo Central School. On Jan. 24, 1947, she married Leo E. Wallace, who predeceased her on Aug. 30, 1972.

In addition to raising a family, Vivian worked as a seamstress for Marion Rohr in Hornell from 1966 until her retirement in 1990.

Vivian is survived by a son, David (Sharon) Wallace; a daughter, Susan James of Jackson, Ga.; a sister-in-law, Delores Andrus; six grandchildren, Andrew Wallace, Bridgette Carter, Jennifer Wallace, Christa Wallace, Richard Rude and Tyler Rude; and five great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by three sons, Larry Wallace, Leo James “Wally” Wallace and Richard E. Wallace; and three brothers, Harold Andrus, Richard Andrus and William Andrus.

Vivian was a long time member of Greenwood American Legion Auxiliary.

There will be a time of visitation on Tuesday from noon – 2 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. immediately following the visitation with Rev. Dick Helms, officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Vivian’s name may be made to Andover Rescue Squad, PO Box 726, Andover, NY 14806.

John E. Wilson

John E. WilsonJohn E. Wilson, 68, passed away Friday (Aug. 13, 2010).

Mr. Wilson was born on April 16, 1942 in Addison to Laverne and Margaret (Aumick) Wilson. He was a 1961 graduate of Addison Central School. On March 7, 1985, in Campbell, he married Jeannine M. Manley, who survives.

John worked as a chef for Sorges in Corning and Lodge-on-the-Lake in Painted Post for many years. Previously, he owned and operated Mr. J’s in Addison.

In addition to his wife, John is survived by three brothers, James Wilson of Campbell, Eric (Sandy) Wilson of Painted Post and Ernest (Mary) Wilson of Addison; two sisters, Ellen Cary of Addison and Patricia McMillan of Muskogee, Ok.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Jack Cary.

John enjoyed cooking and tending his many flowers. He also loved animals, especially cats and birds.

There will be a time of visitation on Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. at Wellsville Bible Church, 2908 SR 417, Andover Road, Wellsville. The funeral service will be held at Wellsville Bible Church at 2 p.m. immediately following the visitation with Rev. Daniel Kenyon, officiating. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery in Scio.

Memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to SPCA Serving Allegany County, 1374 SR 19 South, Wellsville, NY 14895.

Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.

Janet M. Witter

Janet M. Witter, 84, passed away Wednesday (Dec. 15, 2010) at home surrounded by family.

Mrs. Witter was born on July 15, 1926 in Angelica to Charles R. and Frances E. (Phippen) Eldredge. She was a 1946 graduate of Wilsonian High School in Angelica. On April 25, 1948, she married Kenneth R. Williams, who predeceased her on Sept. 8, 1968. On July 6, 1969, she married Ray L. Witter, who survives.

Janet worked as a teller for Key Bank (Citizens Bank) for 14 years. Previously she worked for Worthington in Wellsville, H. H. Williams Store in Andover and Newberry’s in Wellsville.

In addition to her husband Ray Witter, she is survived by a son, Dana John (Starla) Williams of Greenwood; two grandchildren, Amanda (Chris) Fronczyk of Tonawanda and Jonathan Williams of Buffalo; a great grandson, Cole R. Fronczyk; a brother, Gerald C. Eldredge of Alfred Station; a brother-in-law, Charlie (Rose) Witter of Portville; two sisters-in-law, Geraldine Witter of Allegany and Naomi MacNeal of Olean; four step-children, Mike Mullins, Robert Witter, Gary (Lisa) Witter and Lisa (John) Heinemen; and several step grandchildren and a step great grandchild.

Janet attended the Andover Presbyterian Church. She was an avid Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan. She enjoyed reading and keeping up on the latest local news with her police and fire scanners. Additionally, she was a long time member of Andover Firemen’s Auxiliary and Andover American Legion Auxiliary.

Per her request, there will be no prior visitation. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.

Janet has suggested that a tree be planted in her memory or a contribution in her name be made to SPCA Serving Allegany County, PO Box 381, Wellsville, NY.

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Daniel George Ainsworth

Daniel George Ainsworth, 48, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday (Sept. 21, 2009). He had been undergoing successful chemotherapy for lymphoma.

Dan was born on April 22, 1961 on his grandfather George Fitzpatrick’s birthday. The two shared a close, lifelong bond and enjoyed countless fishing expeditions together.

Dan was a 1979 graduate of Whitesville Central School. He worked for Current Control in Wellsville and most recently, Fitzpatrick Poultry in Whitesville.

Dan is survived by his parents, Ruth and Lemar Solley of Girard, Ohio and Earl Ainsworth of Franklinville; three brothers, Michael (Bonni) Ainsworth of Rexville, Patrick (Sharon) Ainsworth of Princeton, NJ and Brandt Ainsworth of Franklinville; two sisters, Susan Kear of Whitesville and Rebecca (Michael) Riley of Lancaster, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Ainsworth of Whitesville; Uncle Jim and Aunt Sandra Fitzpatrick and Aunt Jean Clark, all of Whitesville; 10 nieces and nephews, Brett Ainsworth, Dusty Ainsworth, Kara Bowers, Josh Kear, Molly Kear Mattison, Laura Stambaugh, Katie Stambaugh Howell, Becca Stambaugh, Jared Ainsworth and Jimmy Ainsworth; and several great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

In addition to spending time with his Grampa Fitzpatrick, Dan enjoyed cooking, fishing and hunting. He loved spending time with his family, especially at his brother’s hunting camp and at his parents’ camp in Potter County, Pa.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Frank Troutman of First Baptist Church of Andover, officiating. Burial will follow in Whitesville Rural Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Dan’s name may be made to Whitesville Public Library, 483 Main St., Whitesville, NY 14897 or Whitesville Rod and Gun Club, PO Box 295, Whitesville, NY 14897.

Howard B. Barney

Howard B. Barney, 91, formerly of Independence, passed away Tuesday (Oct. 27, 2009) at Highland Healthcare Center.

Mr. Barney was born on Nov. 18, 1917 in Independence to Harold and Osee (Billings) Barney. He was a 1937 graduate of Wellsville High School.

Howard owned and operated Barney Farm in Independence until his retirement in 1994. He also worked locally in the oil field for various companies.

Howard is survived by a daughter, Beverly (Richard) Mead of Augusta, Ga.; a son, Ron Cook of Dansville; a sister-in-law, Marian Barney of Hallsport; nine grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by two daughters, Barbara Jean Barney and Betty Jo Wilson; his twin brother, Harold Barney; a sister, Violet Leonard; and two granddaughters, Charlene Wilson and Tina Mead.

Howard was a member of Independence Mennonite Church and Hallsport Grange and served on the Independence Town Board. He was an avid fiddle player and enjoyed working with horses and repairing clocks. He also enjoyed making maple syrup on his farm.

Friends may call on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Glenn Brubaker officiating. Burial will follow at Hallsport Cemetery. There will be a future memorial service at a date and time to be announced to further celebrate his life.

Memorial contributions may be made to Jones Memorial Hospital, PO Box 72, Wellsville, NY 14895.

Ernest G. “Mike” Burdick

Ernest G. “Mike” Burdick, III, 63, passed away Saturday (July 11, 2009) at VA of WNY Healthcare Systems in Buffalo.

Mr. Burdick was born on Oct. 18, 1945 in Wellsville to Ernest G., Jr. and Regina M. (Barton) Burdick. He was a 1962 graduate of Wellsville Central School.

Mike enlisted in the US Army in 1962 and served two years and reenlisted in the US Navy and served an additional 18 years, retiring from the service in 1986.

Mike is survived by his mother, Regina M. Barton of Trenton, Fla.; a son, Michael Shawn Burdick of Martinsville, Ind.; two sisters, Maureen Burdick of Butler, NJ and Marisa (David) Sessions of Trenton, Fla.

In addition to his father, he was predeceased by a son, Richard Burdick, who died in combat in Iraq; and a brother, also Richard Burdick.

Mike served his country proudly and was a life time member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

There will be no prior visitation. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in Hillside Cemetery in Andover with full military honors.

Memorial contributions in Mike’s name may be made to Disabled American Veterans, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Springs, KY 41076.

Robert S. Burton

Robert S. Burton, 82, passed away on Thursday (May 14, 2009) at home surrounded by family.

Mr. Burton was born on July 30, 1926 in Corning to Seth and Elizabeth (Jones) Burton. He served in the U. S. Army from 1946-47. On July 10, 1951, in Corning, he married Laura I. Saxton, who survives.

Robert worked as a dairy barn inspector for Dairylea from 1967 until his retirement in 1991. Previously he owned and operated with his wife the Burton Dairy Farm in Addison.

In addition to his loving wife of 57 years, Bob is survived by a daughter, Irene Burton of Andover; two sons, Seth (Christine) Burton of Greenwood and John Burton of Andover; three grandchildren, Angela (Jacob) Brewster, Steven Burton and Ryan Burton; one great granddaughter, Makaila Brewster; two special children, Caitlin Dean and Cameron Gordon; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a brother, Richard Burton and a sister, Mary Harrington.

Bob was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved mowing his lawn with his John Deere tractor. He was a member of the Andover Christian & Missionary Alliance Church and the Wellsville American Legion. But mostly, he was a caring husband, father and grandfather who loved his family dearly.

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Andover Christian & Missionary Alliance Church with Rev. Philip Barner, officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Troupsburg with full military honors.

Memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be made to Andover Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, PO Box I, Andover, NY 14806.

Joseph M. Canale

Joseph M. Canale, 83, formerly of Alfred, passed away Friday (May 22, 2009) at Iroquois Nursing Home after an extended illness.

Mr. Canale was born on Feb. 13, 1926 in Westfield to Henry and Frances (Militello) Canale. He was a 1944 graduate of Westfield Academy and Union School. He majored in music education at Ithaca College and graduated cum laude in 1950. He earned his master’s degree in 1954. Previous to his attendance at college, he served in the US Air Force as an aviation cadet, having enlisted in July of 1944. On August 16, 1952 he married Margaret A. Holahan in Warsaw, who predeceased him on March 25, 2002.

Joe taught and directed music programs at Andover Central School from 1954-1959 and North Collins Central School from 1959-1966. He was Director of Instrumental Music at SUNY – Alfred from 1966 until his retirement in 1985.

Joe coordinated numerous band trips including tours to Florida and Italy. He established an Alumni Band Association and kept in touch with graduating classes over several years. His love and dedication to music was shared by many within the local communities for years, even after retirement. He could be seen directing and playing the clarinet on early summer evenings with the Alfred Village Band or the Vine City Six Dixie Land Jazz group in Hammondsport. He played organ for Sunday worship services and countless weddings as a member of St. Jude’s Church in Alfred and St. Brendan’s Church in Almond. He also led the choir group at Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover.

Joe is survived by three sons, Michael (Ellon) Canale of Durham, NC, Patrick (Barbara) Canale of Jamesville and Joseph (Kimberly) Canale of Corning; two daughters: Sheila (Timothy) Holgate and Marcy Canale, both of Chittenango; two brothers, Henry (Eleanor) Canale of Rochester, MN and Larry (Millie) Canale of Leroy; two sisters, Rose Paternostro of Simi Valley, CA and Mary Cich of Depew; nine grandchildren, Erin (Jeff) Agan of Nashville, NC, Megan Canale of Syracuse, Katherine Holgate and Christopher Holgate, both of Chittenango, Juliana Canale and Andrea Canale, both of Jamesville, and Nicole Canale, Brianna Canale and Claire Canale, all of Corning; one great grandchild, Colin Agan; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by two sisters, Eva Criscione and Josephine Sack.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 4 – 7 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover with Rev. Sean DiMaria as celebrant. Burial with full military honors will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Warsaw.

Memorial contributions in Joe’s name may be made to The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research, 1 Intrepid Square West 46th Street and 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10036 (www.alzinfo.org) or Iroquois Nursing Home, 4600 Southwood Heights Drive, Jamesville, NY 13078. (www.iroquoisnursing.com).

Florence L. Cartwright

Florence L. Cartwright, 92, formerly of Alfred, passed away Thursday (Feb. 12, 2009) at Boulevard Terrace Rehab. and Nursing Home in Murfreesboro, Tenn. surrounded by family.

Mrs. Cartwright was born on April 21, 1916 in Buffalo to John and Louise (Zeigler) Walter. She was a 1934 graduate of Andover Central School. In 1935, she married Ernest L. Cartwright Sr., who predeceased her in 1966.

For many years, Florence was a self-employed house painter and later worked as a custodian for Alfred University until her retirement in 1978.

Florence is survived by two sons, Ernest L. “Roy” (Joanne) Cartwright Jr. of Arkport and Keith (Bonnie) Cartwright of Elm Valley; a daughter, Nancy Harvey of LaVergne, Tenn.; eight grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Ray Walter and John Walter; and a son-in-law, Warren Harvey.

Florence was an avid card player, puzzler and she loved gardening, but more than these, she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. Monday at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday immediately following the visitation with Rev. Kenneth Chroniger of Alfred Station Seventh Day Baptist Church, officiating. A private burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery in Alfred Station at the convenience of the family.

Frances A. Cornelius

Frances A. Cornelius, 91, passed away Thursday (July 9, 2009) at Wellsville Manor Care Center.

Mrs. Cornelius was born on the Winding Brook Farm in Alfred on Aug. 26, 1917 to Lynn and Grace (Higby) Langworthy. She was a 1935 graduate of Alfred Station Union School. She then moved to Plainfield, NJ with her aunt and uncle to attend business school. On March 4, 1943, in Alfred Station, she married Wayland S. Cornelius, who predeceased her on Jan. 14, 1999.

Upon returning to Alfred Station, Frances worked at Steuben Trust Bank in Alfred for many years until her retirement in 1978.

Frances is survived by a son, Lyle Cornelius of Alfred, a son- in law, Ronald (Jo Beth) Kemp of Slate Hill; two brothers, Leland (Carol DeBoer) Langworthy of Chittenango and Russell (Carol) Langworthy of Providence, RI; a sister, Doris Van Horn of Loveland, Colo.; two grandchildren, Shane Kemp of Tallahassee, Fla. and Heather (Kristopher) Boone of Chester, Md.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Wanda L. Kemp and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Van Horn.

Besides being a loving wife, mother and grandmother, Frances was an avid crotchet crafter. She was also known for her wonderful smile that could light up a room.

Friends may call from 10 – 11 a.m. Saturday at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home immediately following the visitation with Rev. Daniel Kenyon of Wellsville Bible Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Alfred Rural Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Frances’ name may be made to American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609-5896.

Joan B. Goff

Joan B. Goff, 75, formerly of Alfred Station, passed away Wednesday (Oct. 28, 2009) at Life Care Center in Punta Gorda, Fla. Mrs. Goff was born on Nov. 25, 1933 in Alfred Station to Arthur E. and Mary Gretchen (Clare) Burdick. She was a 1952 graduate of Alfred-Almond Central School. On May 6, 1966, in Harbour Heights, she married Arthur Lee Goff, Jr., who predeceased her on June 27, 1999.

Joan is survived by a daughter, Regina Burke of Punta Gorda; two sons, John Burke of Lithia, Fla. and James (Connie) Burke of Huntersville, NC; two sisters, Thelma (Lyle) Palmiter of Alfred Station and Norma Burdick of Wellsville; two brothers, Charles (Jackie) Burdick and Douglas (Mary Jane) Burdick, both of Alfred Station; six grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A homemaker for her husband and children, Joan lived an active life. Her love of animals began from the milking days on the family farm as a child and continued with her almost daily evening countryside rides counting deer. She was a “friend to everyone she met” and spent her summers at Lake Lodge in Alfred camping for over 20 years. She loved to travel, having recently vacationed in Hawaii, completing the last of the 50 states on her list. But more than this, she was a kind and loving friend and will be dearly missed by all.

Friends may call on Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Alfred Station Seventh Day Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Chroniger, officiating. Burial will follow at Alfred Rural Cemetery. A memorial service will be held in Punta Gorda at a time and place to be determined.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alfred Station Fire Company, PO Box 282, Alfred Station, NY 14803.

Martha L. Greene

Martha L. Greene, 94, passed away Wednesday (June 17, 2009) at Wellsville Manor Care Center.

Mrs. Greene was born on Jan. 13, 1915 in Fairmont, WV to Ernest C. and Mavia M. (Johnson) Nuzum. She was a 1931 graduate of East Fairmont Senior High. On Nov. 9, 1940 in Fairmont, she married E. Carlton Greene, who predeceased her on April 13, 1991.

Martha is survived by three sons, Edward (Susan) Greene of Midlothian, Va., James (Jane) Greene of Derry, NH, William (Sheila) Greene of Andover; a daughter, Martha Boyer of Andover; two brothers, Robert Nuzum of Sylvania, OH and John Nuzum of Fairmont, WV; a sister, Wilda Musgrove of Columbus, OH; ten grandchildren, Daniel (Michelle) Greene, Sarah (David) Goode, Emily Greene, Megan Greene, Melissa (Robert) Jasper, Robyn (Mat) Hanon, William (Denise) Greene, Stacey (Eric) Taylor, Sean Boyer and Melanie Boyer; 13 great grandchildren; two special friends, Lynn Bunke and Allison Midgley; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Willard Nuzum and Noel Nuzum; and two sisters, Mildred Henry and Sarah Dodd.

Martha was a proud homemaker and to her children, “Mom was an Angel”. She was well known in the area for her skills in sewing, upholstery, knitting, crocheting and painting. Additionally, she loved gardening, growing flowers and landscaping her yard. She was a longtime member of Andover Presbyterian Church.

Friends may call on Friday from 5 – 8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Andover Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dean Bembower, officiating. Burial will follow in Valley Brook Cemetery, Andover.

Memorial contributions in Martha’s name may be made to Andover Presbyterian Church, PO Box 773, Andover, NY 14806.

Elizabeth “Jean” Jackson

Elizabeth “Jean” Jackson, 75, went home peacefully to Jesus on Saturday (Jan. 17, 2009) at St. James Mercy Hospital surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Jackson was born on Jan. 7, 1934 in Olean to Everett M. and Florence (Wereley) Childs. She was a 1951 graduate of Portville Central School. In 1980, she graduated with her degree in nursing from Alfred State College. On April 28, 1953, in Olean, she married Clare R. “Bob” Jackson, who survives.

Jean spent the early years raising and nurturing her family. Later, she worked as a registered nurse for Highland Healthcare Center and Jones Memorial Hospital, both in Wellsville.

In addition to her loving husband of 55 years, Jean is survived by two sons, Michael (Cheryl) Jackson of Andover and Robert (Yvonne) Jackson of Canton, Ohio; two daughters, Marcy (Brad) Bledsoe of Andover and Patricia (Mary Lynn Howe) Jackson of Fairhaven; a brother, Tom (Jeanette) Childs of Olean; eight grandchildren, Matthew Jackson, Molly Turner, Melanie Jackson, Katy Terhune, Colin Bledsoe, Daniel Jackson, Joseph Jackson, and John Jackson; and six great grandchildren, Emma Terhune, Grady Terhune, Gabrielle Terhune, Elden Terhune Kylen Jackson and Maeve Turner.

She was predeceased by a brother, Ronald Childs and a sister, Shirley Delahanty.

Jean was past treasurer of Blessed Sacrament Altar and Rosary Society and a member of Blessed Sacrament Choir and Andover Ecumenical Choir. She was devout in her prayers. She loved music, making rosaries, tending flowers and watching her backyard birds. But more than this, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family dearly.

Friends may call today from 6-8 p.m. and on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover with Rev. Sean DiMaria as celebrant. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Jean’s name may be made to Andover Ecumenical Choir, PO Box 761, Andover, NY 14806.

John E. “Jack” Joyce

John E. “Jack” Joyce, 75, passed away at his home Wednesday (Aug. 26, 2009).

Mr. Joyce was born on Aug. 23, 1934 in Andover to Leo and Agnes (Lynch) Joyce. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. On May 16, 1959 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover, he married Patricia A. Padden, who survives.

Jack worked for Operating Local 832 in Rochester for 32 years until his retirement in 1997. Additionally, he worked for Joyce Pipeline and Otis Eastern.

In addition to his wife of 50 years, Jack is survived by his children, Edward (Doreen) Joyce of Paris, Ky., Karen (Scott) Steffen of New Castle, Del., Paul (Vicky) Joyce of Bristol, John “Stub” (Kathy) Joyce and Mark (Alice) Joyce, both of Andover; ten grandchildren, Devin and Tristan Joyce, Robert and Erin Steffen, Delaney and Eoin Joyce, Dustin, Alexandra and Travis Joyce and Aiden Granger; two sisters, Agnes (Jack) Bush of Wellsville and Janie (Tom) Cronin of Canisteo; a brother, Tom Joyce of Andover; two sisters-in-law, Betty Joyce of Andover and Irene Joyce of Avoca, Penn.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jack was predeceased by two brothers, Leo T. Joyce and Gerald Joyce.

Friends may call on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover with Rev. Sean DiMaria as celebrant. Burial with full military honors will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Jack’s name may be made to Buffalo VA Hospital, 3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo, NY 14215-1195 or Blessed Sacrament Church, Elm Street, Andover, NY 14806.

Fred C. Kelley, Sr.

Fred C. Kelley, Sr., 88, formerly of Wellsville, passed away Saturday (March 14, 2009) at his residence.

Mr. Kelley was born on Feb. 17, 1921 in Hornell to Earl and Ella (Norton) Kelley. On Dec. 3, 1947 he married Ethel Mae Crowner, who survives. In 1985 they moved to Brooksville after his retirement from Worthington (Dresser-Rand) in Wellsville.

Fred was a WWII veteran, serving with the Marines in the Pacific, and he enjoyed writing and telling stories about his war experience. He lived by the motto “Once a Marine, always a Marine.”

He was predeceased by a brother, Earl Kelley, who lost his life serving as a submariner in the Pacific during WWII.

Fred has many hobbies that ranged from woodworking, hand painting, researching family genealogy to making the best “Manhattans” for his family and friends. He will always be remembered for his wonderful stories and beautiful smile. He was a member of the American Legion and was a Christian by faith.

In addition to his wife of 61 years, Ethel Kelley of Brooksville, he is survived by two daughters, Rebecca ( Robert) Fanton of Wellsville and Nora Sample of Brooksville; a son, Fred C. (Tracy) Kelley, Jr. of Wellsville; a sister Evelyn Brotzman of New York; nine grandchildren, Terry (Scott) Dodge, Michelle Fanton, Erica Fanton, Fred L. (Heather) Kelley, Jennifer Miller, Sarah Zengerle, Amanda (Nathan) Webster, Belinda Sample and Casey Sample; nine great grandchildren, William R. Dodge, Cody Miller, Abigail Miller, Taylor Kelley, Emily Kelley, Kylen Zengerle, Kayden Zengerle, Bridgete Zupancic and Ryan Zupancic.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday (June 27) at 11 a.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. Full military honors will follow the service at American Legion Park in Andover. Burial will be in Hornell Rural Cemetery.

Jack L. Knight

Jack L. Knight, 68, passed away peacefully on Thursday (March 19, 2009) at home, surrounded by family.

Mr. Knight was born on Jan. 10, 1941 in Canisteo to Ernest J. and Luella (Evingham) Knight. He was a 1960 graduate of Canisteo Central School. Upon graduation, Jack enlisted in the US Air Force, serving from 1960-64. He has resided with his best friend and companion, Mabel McCormick for the past thirty years, who survives.

Jack worked as a carpenter superintendant out of Carpenters Local 66 in Olean for forty years until his retirement in 1999. Additionally, he was a superintendant for Holland Construction and Welliber and McGuire Construction.

In addition to Mabel, Jack is survived by two sons, Andrew (Sheila) Knight of Addison and Mark (Lou) McCormick of Dallas, Tex.; four daughters, Danielle (Scott) Lashbrook of Panama City Beach, Fla., Lisa Chalker of Rochester, Cathy (Frank) DiMino of Niagara Falls and Kelly (Kerry) Waldie of Gun Barrel City, Tex.; three brothers, Rodney (Mary) Knight and John (Marjorie) Knight, both of Canisteo and Gary (Roberta) Knight of Avoca; three sisters, Carol Ritter of Hornell, Marjorie (Lyle) Henry of Canisteo and Linda (Richard) Bacon of Altoona, Penn.; four grandchildren, Sara Knight, Brianna Knight, Ashley Lashbrook and Jacob Lashbrook; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Ernest J. “Jim” Knight, Jr. and Archie William Knight and a sister, Doris Knight.

Jack was an avid sportsman. He loved to hunt, trap and especially fish, often on the Florida Gulf. He was a member of the New York State American Legion and the Whitesville and Andover Rod and Gun Clubs.

At the request of the family, there will be no prior visitation. A memorial service is being planned for 11 a.m. on May 16 at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andovcr with full military honors. At Jack’s request, his ashes are to be scattered off the Florida Gulf Coast.

Memorial contributions in Jack’s name may be made to Andover Rescue Squad, PO Box 726, Andover, NY 14806.

Howard Charles McAndrew

Howard Charles McAndrew, 90, formerly of Andover, passed away Saturday (Oct. 17, 2009) at Jones Memorial Hospital following a short illness.

Mr. McAndrew was born on Oct. 24, 1918 at home in the town of Ward to George P. and Carrollotta (Corwin) McAndrew. In 1939, he married Hazel Ella Hulse, who predeceased him in 1970.

Howard retired from Turbodyne Corp. as a machinist foreman after 35 years of service.

Howard is survived by a daughter, Teresa Stuart (Dennis) Johnson of Almond; a son, Eric (Lisa) McAndrew of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Hollenbeck of Andover; two brothers, Vincent (Elsie) McAndrew and James (Connie) McAndrew, both of Wellsville; four grandchildren, James (Cindi) Stuart, Pamela (Terry) Stadtmiller, Alexis McAndrew and Patrick McAndrew; two great grandchildren, Kiley Stadtmiller and Ema Stadtmiller, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by four brothers, Edward J. Doherty, Louis R. McAndrew, Francis C. McAndrew and George F. McAndrew.

Howard was a jack of all trades and could fix anything. He had an avid interest in cars; from fixing his own or friends to building stock cars for racing at Woodhull Raceway. He will be remembered for his love of music and his ability to play guitar, banjo, piano, accordion and harmonica. Additionally, he loved dogs, especially his German Shepherd, Sheba.

The family wishes to acknowledge a special thanks to the staff of Manor Hills and Wellsville Manor Care Center for their loving help and care over the last several years.

There will be no prior visitation. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover with Rev. Sean DiMaria as celebrant. Private burial services will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Howard’s name may be made to SPCA SERVING ALLEGANY COUNTY, P.O. Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895.

Lloyd N. Mosher

Lloyd N. Mosher, 75, passed away Tuesday (Jan. 20, 2009) at Bradford Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Mosher was born on March 23, 1933 in Scio to Avery and Eugenia (Clark) Mosher. On March 4, 1955, in Wellsville, he married Evelyn J. Baker, who predeceased him on Sept. 9, 1996.

Lloyd worked as a laborer in construction for many years.

Lloyd is survived by four daughters, Evelyn (Daniel) Maloney of Hampton, Va., Sharon Mosher of Cyclone, Pa., Deborah Mosher of Olean, and Melissa (Edward) Shelley of Bradford, Pa.; four sons, Bill (Jackie) Mosher of Long Beach, Miss., Gary Mosher of Plant City, Fla., Leslie (Debbie) Mosher of Wellsville and Rodney Mosher of Wellsville, Pa.; a brother, Robert Mosher of Cyclone, Pa.; a loving companion Iva Green and extended family; 37 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by two sons, Donald Baker and Michael Mosher; three brothers, Avery Mosher, Richard Mosher and Jack Mosher; a sister, Eleanor Ayers; and a grandson, Jarrett Eck-Main.

Lloyd enjoyed his unique “Mosher Picnics” and talking to his many friends. But more than this, he was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.

There will be no prior visitation. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Wellsville Bible Church, 2908 Andover Rd. in Wellsville with Rev. Daniel Kenyon, officiating. A private burial will be in Grimes District Cemetery in Port Allegany, Pa. at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 3500 Winton Place, Suite 4, Rochester, NY 14623.

Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.

Ruth S. Mosher

Ruth S. Mosher, 82, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (March 3, 2009) at Highland Hospital in Rochester following a short illness.

Mrs. Mosher was born on May 22, 1926 in New Bedford, Mass., the daughter of Fortunato and Custodia (Oliveria) Sylvia and was close to her loving step-father, Joaquim “Jack” Dias. On March 23, 1946 in Almond, she married Leland C. “Lee” Mosher, who survives. They lived in Hornell until 1969 and then moved to Wellsville. The past 20 years they have resided with their daughter and son-in-law, Judi and Wayne in Andover.

In addition to her husband of 63 years, Ruth is survived by two daughters, Judi (Wayne) Grant of Andover and Dawn (Danny) Grant of Randleman, NC; a son, Alan (Nancy) Mosher of Wellsville; two sisters, Beverly Sylvia of Brooksville, Fla. and Jacquline (George) Mello of Fairhaven, Mass.; a brother, Francis (Judy) Dias of Zionsville, Ind.; ten grandchildren, Danielle Cleveland, Misti Grant, Mindi (Peter) Graham, Seth (Shelly) Grant, Melissa Grant, Starr Grant, Trevor Grant, Stephanie (Brady) Sturm, Allison Mosher and Jessica Mosher; ten great grandchildren, Kylee Grant-Graham, Logan Graham, Madison Graham, Peyton Graham, Hannah Sturm, Destiny Grant, Cameron Simmons, Keyaira Brooks, Dayja Grant and Willie Grant; two special friends, Anna Brown and Lorraine Ross; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by a son, John Everett and a sister, Joan Ellis.

Ruth was an avid BINGO player. She was a member and past Nobel Grand of the Rebeccas Hornell Lodge 105 and a member of IOOF 251where she assisted with the BINGO games for 48 years. She was a movie enthusiast with an incredible knowledge of film and actor trivia. But more than this, she was a loving and devoted wife and homemaker and was happiest spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Peggy Knopf of United Methodist Church of Andover, officiating. There will be a private burial in Fairview Cemetery in Almond at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Ruth’s name may be made to Andover Rescue Squad, PO Box 726, Andover, NY 14806.

Julia S. Parkinson

Julia S. Parkinson, 91, formerly of Collingswood, NJ passed away Friday (July 31, 2009) at Cole Hospital in Coudersport, Pa.

Mrs. Parkinson was born on June 26, 1918 in Philadelphia, Pa. to Andrew and Mary (Hritzko) Sewack. She was a 1936 graduate of South Philadelphia High School. On June 6, 1950, in Philadelphia, she married Thomas J. Parkinson, who predeceased her on July 17, 1988.

Julia is survived by three daughters, Kathleen (James) Felip of Andover, Eileen Powell of Alfred and Christine (Mehrdad) Salehi of Wellington, Fla.; a sister, Helen Sewack of Wallingford, Pa.; two grandchildren, Lauren Meredith Powell and Christian Thomas Powell, both of Alfred; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by three brothers, Andrew Sewack, John Sewack and Michael Sivak; and two sisters, Mary Sewack and Anne Maseloff.

Julia was an avid reader. Her life though was centered on her family where she was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.

There will be no prior visitation. A private graveside service will be held in Alfred Rural Cemetery at the convenience of the family with Rev. Ted Roloson of Victory Highway Wesleyan Church in Painted Post, officiating.

Memorial contributions in Julia’s name may be made to American Heart Association, 3500 Winton Place, Suite 4, Rochester, NY 14623.

Myrlan B. Phillipson

Myrlan B. Phillipson, 89, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (Sept. 27, 2009) at Wellsville Manor Care Center following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Phillipson was born on Aug. 22, 1920 in Hartsville to George and Grace (Rogers) Phillipson. He was a 1939 graduate of Canisteo High School. On July 3, 1946, in Andover, he married the love of his life, Catherine E. Perry, who survives.

Myrlan worked as a sub-foreman for National Fuel in Wellsville for 40 years until his retirement in 1985.

In addition to his wife of 63 years, he is survived by a fresh air daughter Ellen (Shaun) Baker of Cleveland, OH, special nephews who were like sons, Wayne (Judith) Grant of Andover and Danny (Dawn) Grant of Randleman, NC; 7 “special grandchildren” Melissa Grant, Danielle Grant, Misti Grant, Starr Grant, Mindi (Peter) Graham, Trevor (Heather) Grant and Seth (Shelly) Grant; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Myrlan was predeceased by an infant son, Garlyn Barnett Phillipson; a brother, George Phillipson, Jr.; two sisters, Dorothy Armstrong and Ardath Kline; and special friend, James H. Lehman.

Myrlan was an avid hunter, fisherman and trapper. He was a passionate NY Mets, Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres fan and in days gone by was a star player on the Andover Town Baseball team. He was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Andover, a 37 year member and past president of Andover Lions Club, life member of Andover Rod and Gun Club, and active in National Rifle Association and a founding member of Second Amendment Association. Additionally, he belonged to the Conservation Club, Masonic Masons, NYS Coon Dog Field Trial Association and Andover Golden Agers.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Andover with Rev. Frank Troutman, officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery

Memorial contributions in Myrlan’s name may be made to First Baptist Church of Andover, Steeple Fund, PO Box 775, Andover, NY 14806 or Andover Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 726, Andover, NY 14806.

Floyd “Chuck” Richardson

Floyd “Chuck” Richardson, 73, passed away Sunday (March 29, 2009) at home following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Richardson was born on June 10, 1935 in Corning to Floyd H. and Bernice (Gurnsey) Richardson. He was a 1953 graduate of Canandaigua High School and later served in the United States Navy from 1955-66. On June 5, 1969, in Stannards, he married Linda P. Drake, who survives.

Chuck was a transport driver for Stroehmann Bakeries in Olean for 18 years, until his retirement in 1997.

In addition to his wife of 39 years, Chuck is survived by two daughters, Brenda L. (Brian) Kratzer of Canisteo and Darlene B. Richardson of Arkport; a sister, Alice (Edwin) Welch of Horseheads; five grandchildren, Brianne Kratzer, Brooke Kratzer, Baleigh Kratzer, Heather Amidon and Jarrett Richardson; a best friend and fishing buddy, Bob Lambert; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a son, Jaime C. Richardson and a brother, George H. Richardson.

Chuck was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time around the home landscaping and tending to his flowerbeds. But the light and joy of his life was his family, especially his grandchildren.

There will be no prior visitation. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover with Rev. Peggy Knopf of Andover United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Watkins Glen at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Chuck’s name may be made to Salvation Army, 25 East Pearl St., Wellsville, NY 14895 or HomeCare & Hospice, 118 N. Main St., Wellsville, NY 14895.

Louise G. Weatherby

Louise G. Weatherby, 94, went home to be with the Lord Saturday (June 6, 2009) at Wellsville Manor Care Center.

Mrs. Weatherby was born on April 19, 1915 in Hartsville to Roy and Flossie (Nichols) Coleman. She was a graduate of St. James School of Nursing. On Nov. 13, 1953, in Genesee, Pa., she married Thomas C. Weatherby, who predeceased her on April 27, 2003.

In addition to being a homemaker, Louise worked as a nurse for Mary’s Nursing Home in Wellsville and later as a respiratory therapist for St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell until her retirement in 1975.

Louise is survived by a son, Stephen (Diana) Burton of Andover; three daughters, Reba (Pat) Davis of Dalton, Ga., Kathy (Ted) Foster and Chris (Marty) Wieszczyk, both of Andover; a son-in-law, Kenneth Wyant of Franklinville; a daughter-in-law, Linda Burton of Perkinsville; 24 grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren and 14 great great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Audrey Wyant; three sons, Daniel Burton, Richard Burton and Michael Burton; and a grandson, Martin Jason Wieszczyk.

Louise was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Andover. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, especially something for one of her family. She also liked bowling, camping and traveling, but her greatest enjoyment apart from the Lord was spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. She loved them greatly.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Andover with Rev. Frank Troutman, officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Andover.

Memorial contributions in Louise’s name may be made to First Baptist Church of Andover Steeple Fund, PO Box 775, Andover, NY 14806.

Rosemary L. Wightman

Rosemary L. Wightman, 87, passed away Thursday (Nov. 12, 2009) at Seager/Bates Home in Hornell.

Mrs. Wightman was born at home on Nov. 7, 1922 in Boynton, Ok. to Riley G. and Lottie (Harbeston) Green. She was a 1940 graduate of Bolivar Central School. On Sept. 26, 1942 in the Richburg Baptist Church she married Richard B. Wightman, who predeceased her on Nov. 6, 1993.

Rosemary is survived by two daughters, Gail D. (Robert) Wightman-Bouldin of Belmont and Joan W. (Dr. Robert) Whelpley of Almond; two sons, Gary R. (Marlene) Wightman of Belmont and Davie L. (Rose) Wightman of Westfield; two sisters-in-law, Genieve Green of Tampa, Fla. and Dorotha Dye of Gloversville; 10 grandchildren, Gregory (Carlene) Hardy, John (Debra) Hardy, Dr. Mark (Donna) Hardy, Dr. Robert W. (Kristina) Whelpley, Dr. Christian W. (Catherine) Wightman, Suzanne W. Whelpley, Tiersa (Dale) Watson, Tia (Greg) Johnson, Melissa (Patrick) Janidlo, Jennifer (Kenneth) Shearer; 20 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, James R. Green and a sister, Shirley Becker.

The family wishes to thank Theresa Bates, proprietor of Saeger/Bates Home for her gentle, loving care for Rosemary these past three years.

Rosemary was a homemaker, looking after the needs of her husband and family. She was a artist, specializing in pencil sketching and a poet. She was a member of Andover United Methodist Chruch. Additionally, she was a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star, W. McArthur Chapter 242 and was past Grand Officer.

Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Mr. Tad Manske, officiating. Burial will follow at the Dimmick Cemetery in Richburg.

Memorial contributions in Rosemary’s name may be made to Andover Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 726, Andover, NY 14806.

Neva B. Wittie

Neva B. Wittie, 86, passed away Tuesday (March 24, 2009) at Jones Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Mrs. Wittie was born on May 8, 1922 in Oakland, Ark. to Art and Belah (Rose) Yocham. She was a 1940 graduate of Oakland High School and served in World War II in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corp. from 1943-44. On July 15, 1943, she married Richard P. Wittie, who predeceased her on Oct. 6, 1991.

Neva worked in the cafeteria at Alfred University and later at Alfred Agricultural College for many years until her retirement in 1987. She also operated her own catering business in Andover.

Neva is survived by a son, Martin “Marty” (Charlotte) Wittie of Andover; a daughter, Deanna Ross of Denver, Co.; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Wittie; a brother, Ira Dean Yocham; three sisters, Lavonna Stone, Retha Secrest and Nelda June; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by three sons, Karl Wittie, Steven Wittie and Mark Wittie; one brother and two sisters.

Neva enjoyed playing BINGO and cards. She was a member of Andover Firemen Ladies Auxiliary, the American Legion and a 20 year member of the Women of the Moose. She was also a member of Wellsville Bible Church.

Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home immediately following the visitation with Rev. Daniel Kenyon of Wellsville Bible Church, officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Valley Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Neva’s name may be made to Andover Rescue Squad, PO Box 726, Andover, NY 14806.

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Charlotte M. Alderson

Charlotte M. Alderson, 88, passed away unexpectedly Saturday (July 26, 2008) at Rochester General Hospital.

Mrs. Alderson was born on May 9, 1920 in Andover to Raphael J. and Addie Mae (Hall) Cook. She was a 1938 graduate of Andover Central School.

A homemaker in her earlier years, Charlotte later worked in maintenance at Alfred State College for 15 years, retiring in 1988.

Charlotte is survived by her son, William David (Evelyn) Alderson of Massena and their children, Tiffany Marie and Nathaniel Kenneth Alderson; a brother, Wisner Henry Cook of Wellsville; a niece, Jane Sincerebeaux of Aurora; and a nephew, Jon Cook of Florida.

She was predeceased by a sister, Marion Louise Guilford and a brother, Raphael Kenneth Cook.

Charlotte enjoyed her backyard bird watching. She was a lifetime member of the Andover United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women’s Club. But more than these, she was a loving mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed.

There will be no prior visitation. A memorial service to honor her life will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Andover United Methodist Church with Rev. Peggy Knopf, officiating.

Memorial contributions in Charlotte’s name may be made to Andover United Methodist Church, PO Box P, Andover, NY 14806. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Andover.

Evelyn Jeanne Allen

Evelyn Jeanne Allen, 85, passed away peacefully Saturday (April 26, 2008) at Highland Healthcare Center.

Mrs. Allen was born on July 25, 1922 in Knoxville, Penn. to Claire C. and Genevieve (Loughhead) Backus. On Jan. 18, 1957, she married Ralph A. “Red” Allen, who predeceased her on Jan. 7, 2005.

Jeanne was owner and publisher of The Andover News from 1962 – 1984. Previously, she worked for Bell Air Craft in Buffalo for 5 years and Allegany County Telephone Co. for 10 years.

Jeanne is survived by a cousin, Charles (Janice) Allen of Weedsport and several nieces, nephews and many close friends.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Laura Adelaide and a brother, James H. Backus.

Jeanne was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Rebecca Lodge, Daughters of the Nile, American Legion Auxiliary and VFW Auxiliary.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 6 – 8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 – 11 a.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Andover. The funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. immediately following the visitation with Rev. Daniel Kenyon of Wellsville Bible Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Andover.

Memorial contributions in Jeanne’s name may be made to Shriners Hospital, Office of Development, International Headquarters, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, Fla. 33607-1460.

Robert A. “Moose” Baker

Robert A. “Moose” Baker, 80, passed away Wednesday (Jan. 2, 2008) at home.

Mr. Baker was born on May 30, 1927 in Andover to Orla and Margaret (Wilcox) Baker. He was a 1945 graduate of Andover Central School. He served in the United States Navy during WWII. On June 5, 1948 in Andover, he married Dolores K. Ellis, who survives.

Bob owned and operated Baker Brothers Contractors with his brother Donald Baker from 1955 until his retirement in 2001.

In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by a son, Robert J. (Cindy) Baker of Andover; two daughters, Julie A. (Ed) Gilmore of Venice, Fla. and Amy (Rob) Hyland of Manassas, Va.; one brother, Donald Baker of Rochester; two sisters, Mary Faber of Ruskin, Fla. and Joanne (Hud) McKibben of Hornell; six grandchildren, Jay Baker, Andrea Baker, Joshua Baker, Michael (Tracy) Tidd, Ashley (Bryan) Glynn and Adam Hyland; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Moose was instrumental in planning and building the Andover Little League field and helped organize the cleanup after the 1972 flood. He umpired softball and refereed basketball for over 50 years and was voted into Allegany County Sports Hall of Fame. He was a member of the Andover Volunteer Fire Department for 30 plus years, served as Andover Village Trustee, Andover Constable and was currently the Andover Historian. He was a life member of the Andover American Legion and an active member of Blessed Sacrament Church. He also loved antiquing and was a Civil War enthusiast. But more than this, he will always be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father and grand-father. He cherished greatly the time spent with family and friends.

Friends may call on Friday from 2 – 4 p.m. and from 6 – 8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Andover. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, Andover with Rev. Daniel Callahan, officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Memorials in Bob’s name may be made to SPCA, PO Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895.

Howard F. Bloom

Howard F. Bloom, 68, passed away Tuesday (March 18, 2008) at Highland Healthcare Center following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Bloom was born on May 29, 1939 in Roulette, Penn. to Frederick and Stella (Forrester) Bloom. He worked for many years at Rochester Institute of Technology in maintenance and later as a laborer for PWI in Wellsville.

Howard is survived by two daughters, Carol (Joe) Capute of Andover and Christine (Charles) Stone of Addison; one son, Frederick Bloom of Addison; two granddaughters, Kaelyn Capute and Sara Miller; one brother-in-law, Arthur Burrows of Franklinville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a sister, Edna Demark and a nephew, Mark Burrows.

Howard was an avid bingo player and enjoyed crafts of many varieties.

Friends may call on Saturday from 3 – 6 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Andover. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. immediately following the visitation with Rev. Carol Schweigart of Brookside Wesleyan Church, Wellsville, officiating.

Memorial contributions in Howard’s name may be made to American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY, 10305-1425.

Eileen Snyder Blunt

Eileen Snyder Blunt, 54, formerly of Andover, went to be with the Lord on Christmas Eve, 2008 following a brief illness.

Mrs. Blunt was born on May 14, 1954 to R. Craig and Anna O. Snyder. In 2006 she married Marston “Mike” Blunt, who survives.

In addition to her husband, Eileen is survived by her father, R. Craig Snyder of Andover, two brothers, Mark Snyder of Geneva and Doug (Beth) Snyder of Greensboro, NC; a sister, Linda Galloway of Inman, SC; two nieces, Laura Snyder of Canandaigua and Megan (Matthew) Bayliff of Inman and two nephews Scott and Grayson Galloway, both of Inman.

In addition to her mother, Eileen was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Cecil Galloway and her youngest sister, Mary Snyder.
The family received friends this past Sunday from 5-6 p.m. at the Westside Chapel in Greensboro, NC at which time the funeral service was held. There will be a graveside service today (Dec. 30, 2008) at 11 a.m. at Hillside Cemetery in Andover with Rev. Dean Bembower of Andover Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Light of Hope Clubhouse, 228 S. Third Ave., Alpena, Michigan 49707, or to Westside Chapel, 5500 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC 27410. Local arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.

Wayne F. Brewster

Wayne F. Brewster, 65, passed away Sunday (May 25, 2008) in Jones Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Brewster was born on Jan. 13, 1943 in Wellsville to Nelson and Margaret (Tuttle) Brewster. He was a 1960 graduate of Greenwood Central School and later earned a 2 year degree at Alfred State College. On June 27, 1964, in Wellsville, he married Nancy A. Wilkins, who survives.

Wayne owned and operated Brewster Dairy Farm for 30 years. He drove school bus for Canisteo-Greenwood Central School for 20 years until his retirement in 2007.

In addition to his wife, Wayne is survived by three sons, Jeffrey Brewster of Andover, Burton (Melinda) Brewster of Montour Falls and Derrick (Sherrye) Jeanmarie of Hughesville, Md.; three brothers, Jeff (Linda) Brewster of Shermans Dale, Pa., Keith (Geniese) Brewster of Howard and Neil (Bonnie) Brewster of Andover; five grandchildren, Noah Brewster, Micah Brewster, Victoria Brewster, Shani Jeanmarie and Elijah Jeanmarie; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Wayne enjoyed bird watching, vegetable and flower gardening and making maple syrup in the spring. He was a longtime member and head elder in Andover Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, president of Hornell Camp of Gideons International, chairman of Greenwood Assessment Review Board and a member of the board of Northeast Dairy Cooperative.

Friends may call on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Andover. The funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Andover Christian & Missionary Alliance Church with Rev. Steve Clark and Rev. Bill Anderson, officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Wayne’s name may be made to Hornell Gideons, PO Box 110, Hornell, NY 14843.

Merle F. Brown

Merle F. Brown, 69, passed away Sunday (Nov. 16, 2008) at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Brown was born on June 21, 1939 in Andover to Frederick and Helen (Hull) Brown. He was a 1957 graduate of Andover Central School. In Sept. 1961, he married Venecia L. Howe, who predeceased him on Dec. 17, 1994.

Merle worked as a welder for Alstom in Wellsville for 40 years until his retirement in 2001.

Merle is survived by a daughter, Shelly (Kevin) Bridge and a son, Nicholas Brown, both of Andover; four brothers, Patrick Brown of Burley, Idaho, Timothy Brown and Gary (Donna) Brown, both of Andover and Robert (Susan) Brown of Rochester; three sisters, Mary (Jim) Morton of Cheektawaga and Sheila (Kenneth) Gleason and Eileen (Norman) Alvord, both of Wellsville; a brother-in-law, James Babcock of Shinglehouse; two grandsons, Aaron Bridge and Cade Brown; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his wife, Merle was predeceased by two sisters, Dolores Babcock and Jane (Roy) Billings.

Merle was an avid NASCAR fan, especially Dale Earnhardt, Sr. He was a member of Andover Rescue Squad and Andover Fire Department and a former Andover Village Trustee. He was also a little league coach as well as a member of the Grand Squares. But more than these, he was a loving husband, father and proud grandfather.

Friends may call today from 7 – 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 – 11 a.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Andover. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home immediately following the visitation with Rev. Sean DiMaria of Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover, officiating. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Andover.

Memorial contributions in Merle’s name may be made to Andover Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 726, Andover, NY 14806.

James K. Brundage

James K. Brundage, 67, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday (Sept. 12, 2008) at Buffalo V. A. Hospital.

Mr. Brundage was born on June 20, 1941 in Wellsville to Ormond “Nick” and Bernice Marie (Walden) Brundage. He served in the US Army from 1962 – 1964. On Sept. 4, 1965 in Andover, he married Donna L. Freeland, who survives.

Jim worked as a machinist for Vander Horst in Olean for 20 years. Later, he worked for Morrison & Knudsen in Hornell for 8 years until his retirement in 2003.

In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by a daughter, Paula (Timothy) Fretz of Corning; two sons, Brian Drundage of Wellsville and Eric Brundage of Olean; a brother-in-law, Ronald Towsley of Woodhull; an aunt, Wilma DeMarte of Wellsville; and six grandchildren, Megan, Aimee, Danielle, Kyle, Kachary and Isaiah-Christian.

Jim was predeceased by a sister, Judi K. Towsley and a niece, Robin Groves.

Jim was a member of the Andover American Legion and the Andover Rod and Gun Club. He loved to hunt and fish. He also raised tropical fish as a hobby and was always working on a new flower project. But his favorite pastime was walking his dog Gizmo, stopping and talking with the neighbors and spending precious time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

There will be no prior visitation. A graveside service with full military honors will be held at Bath National Cemetery in Bath on Monday at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Osceola Wharton of Wayland United Methodist Church officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Andover Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 726, Andover, NY 14806.

Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover

David H. Buchanan

David H. Buchanan, 67, passed away Wednesday (February 20, 2008) at home.

Mr. Buchanan was born on July 3, 1940 in Hornell to Charles and Elizabeth (Barker) Buchanan. He was a 1958 graduate of Alfred-Almond Central School. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1962 from the University of Michigan and later his master’s degree from Brown University and the University of Colorado.

David taught German at Alfred University from 1970 – 1975 and later was a math instructor at Alfred State College from 1992 until his retirement in 2007. He owned and operated Holzbau Cabinet and Carpentry Company for many years.

David is survived by two sons, David R. Buchanan of Vienna, Va. and Joel Buchanan of Rushford; one daughter, Molly (Ted) Bosley of Denver, Colo.; a step daughter, Captain Janna Abell of Dover, Del.; a sister, Virginia Vanderveer of Tucson, Ariz. and one grandchild.

David greatly enjoyed woodworking, cooking and baking. He was an avid sports fan, especially alpine ski racing. Bowling was his favorite pastime as he was a member of the Hornell, Alfred and Wellsville Bowling League. As a teacher, he prided himself as a mentor to his students. But more than this, he was a dedicated and devoted father, who loved his children and actively participated in their lives.

Friends may call today (Sunday) from 2 – 5 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Andover. The funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Ralph Eastlack of Youth for Christ in Wellsville, officiating. Burial in Alfred Rural Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.

Barbara B. Carter

Barbara B. Carter, 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday (Nov. 9, 2008) in Highland Healthcare Center.

Mrs. Carter was born on Sept. 13, 1915 in East Rochester, the daughter of Edward and Anna (Park) Brown. She was a graduate of East Rochester High School and Eastman School of Music. She later earned her master’s degree from Alfred University.

Barbara began her teaching career at Churchville Central School and later taught at Scio Central School. She finished her career at Racine High School in Racine, Wis. as a guidance director.

Barbara is survived by a daughter, Carol Ludden (Michael McKinley) of Elm Valley; a son-in-law, James McDermott of Westmont, Ill.; seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and a step granddaughter as well as many caregivers at Highland Healthcare.

She was predeceased by two daughters, Juel Lessard in 2002 and Patricia McDermott in 2007; an infant son, Richard Carter in 1943; two brothers, Keith Brown and Donald Brown; and a son-in-law, Lee Ludden in 2003.

Barbara was a member of the Christian Temple of Wellsville. She was blessed with abundant musical talent. She was most accomplished on the violin and the piano and gave private music lessons for many years. She belonged to several musical organizations.

There will be a grave side memorial service at Pittsford Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Barbara’s name may be made to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corp. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.

Janette S. Cornell

Janette S. Cornell, 97, passed away Sunday (May 25, 2008) in her home, surrounded by her beloved family.

Mrs. Cornell was born on March 15, 1911 in Greenwood; the daughter of Miner and Mary (Williamson) Streeter. In 1916, she moved with her family tothe Streeter Farm. In 1928, she was the sole graduate of Greenwood Union School and later attended Alfred University. On Dec. 29, 1931, in Whitesville, she married Lewis Ross Cornell, who predeceased her in 1963. Janette was owner and president of Greenwood Cable TV from 1952-1963. Additionally, she served as Greenwood Town Clerk and worked in the law office of William G. Kellogg for many years.

Janette is survived by two daughters, Joanne (Stanley) Holt and Jeanne (Darold) Coddington, both of Greenwood; a daughter-in-law, Evelyn Cornell of Andover; 9 grandchildren, Pam (Steve) Caparco, Laurie Gudgel, Mike (Diane)Fisher, Steve Fisher, Connie Painter, Randy (Ann) Cornell, Karen (Douglas) Maher, Greg (Melissa) Cornell, Susan (Simon) Cieslak; 22 great grandchildren, Melinda Caparco, Cara (Bradley) Sanders, Michelle (Michael) Freeman, Danielle Fisher, Jonathan Fisher, Stephanie Fisher, Joey Fisher, Ryan Smith, Kalen Smith, Jacob Cornell, Shane Cornell, Nicole Cornell, Christopher Barker, Timothy Barker, Amanda Barker, Cassie Cornell, Randohn Cornell, Garrett Cornell, Sarah Cornell, Matthew Pridgeon, Emmylou Cieslak and Benjamin Cieslak; 3 great-great grandchildren; 2 nephews, Robert (Dottie) Streeter and Roger Streeter; grand nephew, Perry (Jeanne) Streeter; grand niece, Jennifer (Daniel) Gehl; and six great grand nephews and nieces.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son, Clair Cornell and a brother, Marion (Virgil) Streeter.

Janette was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and a long time member of the Greenwood United Methodist Church. In 1967 she donated property which allowed the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company to expand.

As a descendant of Greenwood’s early settlers, Janette was active in genealogical research. In 2005, she took part in a first-of-its-kind Mitochondrial DNA test that conclusively proved her 12-generation matrilineal line of descent from Aeltje Cornelis (Cool) (Van Couwenhoven) Stoothoff (ca. 1615 – 1683) and inspired an article in the scholarly journal, New Netherland Connections.

Janette was deeply loved by her family and the community. Her life was distinguished for her kind acts and helpfulness to others and a great sense of humor. Janette enjoyed going to the lake, planting flowers, taking day trips, and above all, being with her family. She was a model wife, mother and grandmother and will be truly missed by all.

There will be no prior visitation. A memorial service will be held at the Greenwood United Methodist Church on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Peggy Knopf officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Janette’s name may be made to Greenwood Volunteer Fire Department, 1574 Andover St., Greenwood, NY 14839 or to Greenwood United Methodist Church, Main St., Greenwood, NY 14839.

Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Andover.

Ann Marie “Nancy” Covert

Ann Marie “Nancy” Covert, 82, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday (Aug. 19, 2008) at Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital in Buffalo.

Mrs. Covert was born on Nov. 18, 1925 in Lackawanna to Harold and Ann (Donahue) Murphy. She was a 1943 graduate of Our Lady of Victory Academy and later, Our Lady of Victory School of Nursing, both in Lackawanna. On Jan. 4, 1947, in Lackawanna, she married Eugene Covert, who predeceased her on May 21, 2008.

Nancy worked as a registered nurse of Our Lady of Victory Hospital for 20 years and later as a nursing instructor for Edna G. Dyett Practical School of Nursing for 12 years until her retirement in 1983.

Nancy is survived by three sons, Larry (Cathy) Covert of Lackawanna, Daniel (Susan) Covert of Buffalo and Paul (Donna) Covert of Silver Creek; a brother-in-law, Wilson (Joyce) Covert of Addison; a sister-in-law, Joan “Pat” Moody of Buffalo; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her brother and sister-in-law, Robert Murray (Irene) Murphy.

Nancy had a lifelong passion for reading. She was a volunteer for the Andover Library and a member of Andover Golden Agers. Additionally, she taught catechism classes and was a lector at Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover. But mostly, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family dearly and will be greatly missed.

Friends may call on Friday from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Andover. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Brendan Church, Almond with Rev. Sean DiMaria as celebrant. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Nancy’s name may be made to Hornell Area Family YMCA, 12 Center St., Hornell, NY 14843.

Eugene C. Covert

Eugene C. Covert, 84, passed away Wednesday (May 21, 2008) at home surrounded by family.

Mr. Covert was born on Oct. 5, 1923 in Buffalo to Harry and Elvira (Wilson) Covert. He served during WWII in the United States Coast Guard from 1942-46. Upon his return, he graduated from Hutch-Tech High School in 1946. On Jan. 4, 1947, in Lackawanna, he married Ann Marie “Nancy” Murphy, who survives.

Eugene worked as a railroad engineer for South Buffalo Railroad for 35 years until his retirement in 1983.

In addition to his wife, Gene is survived by three sons, Larry (Cathy) Covert of Lackawanna, Daniel (Susan) Covert of Buffalo and Paul (Donna) Covert of Silver Creek; a brother, Wilson (Joyce) Covert of Addison; a sister, Joan “Pat” Moody of Buffalo; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by one brother, Harry Covert.

Gene loved woodworking and photography. In his younger days, he was a golden gloves fighter and a stock car racer. His passion was that of a lifelong avid outdoorsman.

Gene was a life member of the National Rifle Association and member of Andover Rod and Gun Club, Andover Lions, Andover Golden Agers, Knight of Columbus Father Baker Council – Lackawanna and United Transportation Union. But more than this, he was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Friends may call on Friday from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Andover. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Brendan Church, Almond with Rev. Kenneth Keenan as celebrant. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Gene’s name may be made to Andover Lions, PO Box 772, Andover, NY 14806 or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.

Bonita J. “Bonnie” Fanton

Bonita J. “Bonnie” Fanton, 61, passed away Wednesday (July 2, 2008) at Jones Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Fanton was born on Dec. 21, 1946 in Wellsville to Bruno and Marlene (Coats) Moline. She was a 1964 graduate of Wellsville High School. On April 3, 1966 she married Coy Fanton, who survives.

Bonnie worked for Jones Memorial Hospital as a senior billing clerk for 25 years until her retirement in Jan. 2008.

In addition to her husband, Bonnie is survived by four sons, Tim (Amy) Fanton and P. J. Fanton, both of Andover, Todd (Karmen) Fanton of Pine Knot, Ky. and Kevin (Mary) Fanton of Wellsville; one brother, Robert (Vivian) Moline of Andover; four grandchildren, Savannah Fanton, Gracie Fanton, Jesse Fanton and Joseph Fanton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bonnie loved shopping QVC for her grandchildren and planning her annual trip to Vanity Fair. She greatly enjoyed her many friends from work. But more than this, she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who cherished her time spent with family.

At the family and her request, there will be no visitation or services.

Memorial contributions may be made to SPCA, PO Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895.

Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Andover.

Margo E. Goodridge

Margo E. Goodridge, 64, passed away on Thursday (August 7, 2008) following a courageous seventeen year battle with cancer.

Mrs. Goodridge was born on March 10, 1944 in Wellsville to Ervin and Gladys (Cornelius) Vanderhoef. She graduated from Alfred-Almond Central School in 1962. Soon afterward, she married the love of her life, Raymond L. Goodridge, on September 1, 1962.

Margo is survived by her husband Raymond, and their son Brian D. Goodridge of Andover; a sister, Carolyn (Jerry) Homminga of Rockford, MI; her brothers Leo (Cindy) Vanderhoef of Olean and Alan (Mary) Vanderhoef of Jacksonville, FL; her mother-in-law, Maxine Clark of Wellsville, dear friends Helena and Richie York of Andover , Don, Peggy, Missy, and Katie Frost of Andover and a special niece, Ingrid; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins and a large “adopted” family.

Margo was a homemaker, gladly devoting her life to her family. She was also a Cub Scout leader, a T-Ball Coach, and a babysitter. She was an avid bowler and thoroughly enjoyed camping. Margo was a loyal friend and loving person who will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be held today (Sunday) from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. A funeral service will be held on Monday, August 11 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Charles Emerson officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Andover.

Memorial contributions in Margo’s name may be made to the Alfred Station Fire Department, Alfred Station, NY 14803.

Cecil Paul Greenfield

Cecil Paul Greenfield, 67, passed away Thursday (Oct. 30, 2008) at Jones Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Greenfield was born on June 18, 1941 in Wellsville to Paul E. and Rosa L. (Nobles) Greenfield.

Cecil worked as a farm laborer for many farms over the years.

Cecil is survived by a brother, Jim (Connie) Greenfield of Wellsville; a sister, Kaye (Charles) Saunders of Addison; an aunt, Velma Sherman of Almond and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a brother, Carl Greenfield and a sister, Nelda Shamar.

There will be no prior visitation. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.

Lloyd “Rich” Grover

Lloyd “Rich” Grover, 44, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday (Dec. 20, 2008) following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Grover was born on Feb. 2, 1964 in Wellsville to Lloyd and Joan (Frost) Grover. He was a 1982 graduate of Whitesville Central School and received his associate’s degree from Alfred State College in 1984. On Dec. 4, 1999 in Andover he married Kelly S. Carson, who survives.

Rich worked as a telecommunications technician for Level 3 in Coudersport, Penn. since 2000.

In addition to his wife, Rich is survived by three sons, Patrick Hanbach, Carson Grover and Kash Grover, all of Whitesville; a brother, Keith (Melinda) Grover of Chesapeake, Va.; two sisters, Selinda (Jim) Nolan of San Antonio, Tex. and Ginger (Cody) McCann of Lampassas, Tex.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Rich was a member of the North Bingham Community Church. He enjoyed his spare time listening to music, especially Bob Seiger and playing golf. But the love of his life was his family and friends.

Friends may call on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at North Bingham Community Church in North Bingham, Penn. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at North Bingham Community Church with Rev. Dennis Munro, officiating. Burial will follow in Whitesville Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.

Eric S. Lehman

Eric S. Lehman, 29, passed away Tuesday (August 26, 2008) as a result of injuries sustained at work.

Mr. Lehman was born on Feb. 9, 1979 in Hornell to Tracy Preston and Brenda Lehman Capluzzi. He was a 1998 graduate of Andover Central School.

Eric worked as a welder for Alstom Air Preheater in Wellsville from 2006 to the present.

Eric is survived by his father and step-mother, Tracy and Debbie Preston of Andover; his mother and step father, Brenda and Paul Capluzzi of Hornell; his loving companion and best friend, Becky Kauppinen of Wellsville; three sons, Preston Lehman, Patrick Lehman and Kolby (Lehman) Kauppinen; a daughter, Trisha Taylor; a brother, Ryan (Stefanie) Preston of Andover; three sisters, Jessica Preston and Brandy Lehman, both of Andover and Amanda Witter of Hornell; grandparents, Norma (Ralph) Preston Rossman of Almond, Charles Lehman of Andover and Delores (Harold) Gloss of Wellsville; a niece, Chesney Lehman; and several special aunts, uncles cousins , friends and coworkers.

He was predeceased by grandparents, Merton Preston and Robert and Angelee Armstrong; and an uncle, Michael Lehman.

Eric was an avid hunter and NASCAR fan. He enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, cooking and working on cars. He was a member of the Waymar softball team and in high school he played soccer and basketball. But above all these, he was a proud and caring dad.

Friends may call on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Wellsville Bible Church, 2896 SR 417 with Rev. Daniel Kenyon officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery in Andover.

Memorial contributions in Eric’s name may be made to the Eric S. Lehman Educational Fund, C/O Steuben Trust Bank, 38 S. Main St., Andover, NY 14895.

Michael E. Lehman

Michael E. Lehman, 49, formerly of Andover, passed away Friday (May 23, 2008) as a result of an automobile accident.

Mr. Lehman was born on Dec. 17, 1958 in Bath to Charles and Delores (McGillivary) Lehman. He was a 1979 graduate of Andover Central School. He served in the United States Army from 1983-91.

Michael worked in the automotive industry for Decoma Decostar in Georgia for the past three years. Previously he was an over the road truck driver for many years.

Michael is survived by his father, Charles Lehman of Andover; his mother, Delores Gloss of Wellsville; five sisters, Brenda (Paul) Capluzzi of Hornell, Chris (Steve) Phelps of Scio, Susan (Dennis) Yarborough of Clayton, NC, and Toni (Larry) Wilson and Lisa Lehman, both of Willow Springs, NC; two brothers, Don Lehman of Andover and Jim (Paula) Lehman of Campbell; aunts and uncles Jackie and Leroy Avery of Cohocton, Marilyn Brevee of Bath, Hazel Cornell of Andover, Mary Lou and Wendell Bennett of Andover and Darlene and Mike Willis of Dansville; a special friend, Margo Muller of Bremen, Ga.; and many caring nieces, nephews and cousins.

Michael loved cars and was an avid NASCAR fan, especially Tony Stewart. He was a fan of the music rock group KISS and was a member of Andover’s “Ice Water Mansion” band. He also greatly enjoyed animals.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 1 – 4 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Andover. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the funeral home immediately following the visitation with Rev. Frank Troutman of Andover Baptist Church, officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Andover.

Arthur D. Miller

Arthur D. Miller, 67, passed away Wednesday (Jan. 23, 2008) at home.

Mr. Miller was born on Nov. 3, 1940 in Wayland to Edward and Myrtle (McKenzie) Miller. Art served in the U.S. Army from 1964 – 1967. On Sept. 25, 1971, he married LouAnne Buchanan, who survives. In 1993, he earned his GED, for which he was very proud.

Art was a laborer for many companies, including Foster Wheeler in Dansville and Eastman Kodak in Rochester.

In addition to his wife, Art is survived by four sons, Peter Miller, David Miller, Arthur J. (Ashley Stocum) Miller and John (Hannah) Miller; four daughters, Beverly Ann (Tim) Payton, Debbie Miller, Kristina (Leslie) Radsek and Karin Miller; two brothers, Edward (Barbara) Miller and William (Rosalee) Miller; one sister, Caroline Miller; his good friend, Bob Bishop; numerous grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Art was predeceased by an infant son, Arthur D. Miller, Jr.; one brother, Joseph Miller and one sister, Myrtle Miller.

Art was a member of the Andover American Legion. He loved hunting, fishing and working on small engines. Additionally, he enjoyed horses and the companionship of his dog, Shadow but it was the time he spent with his family that was the real, true joy of his life.

Friends may call on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Andover. The funeral service will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. immediately following the visitation with Rev. Daniel Callahan of Blessed Sacrament Church, officiating.

Julianna Grace Mills

Julianna Grace Mills, 7, was ushered into the arms of Jesus Saturday (August 16, 2008) while she was sleeping.

Julianna was born on Dec. 1, 2000 in Hollywood, Fla. and was later adopted by Jeffrey R. and Faith M. (Hamilton) Mills. Born with special needs, she greatly enjoyed her second grade class and listening to music. But most of all, Julianna was happiest cuddling with one of her many willing family members. Julianna was an ambassador of love touching the hearts of many.

In addition to her parents, Julianna is survived by five brothers, Tyler A. Mills, Clayton M. Mills, Hayden T. Mills, Quin P. Mills and Graham J. Mills; three sisters, McKenzie K. Mills, Rachelle N. Mills and Shalyah J. Mills; three grandparents, Robert and Betty Hamilton of Addison and Elonda Mills of Hornell and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be on Monday from Noon-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. at Alfred-Almond Bible Church, 6571 SR 21, Almond. The funeral service will be held on Monday at 6 p.m. immediately following the visitation with Rev. John Prince of Alfred-Almond Bible Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Hornell Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Julianna’s name may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 29119, Phoenix, AZ 85038-9119.

Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Andover.

Kenneth E. Ordiway

Kenneth E. Ordiway, 81, passed away peacefully at home Saturday (Aug. 9, 2008) surrounded by family.

Mr. Ordiway was born on Dec. 21, 1926 in Andover to Lawrence and Lillian (Halsey) Ordiway. He served in the United States Army during WWII. On Oct. 13, 1962, he married Betty L. Ransom, who predeceased him on April 20, 1993.

Ken worked in maintenance for Friendship Dairy until his retirement in 1989.

Ken is survived by four sons, Gary (Jackie) Ordiway of Fairmont, WV, Thomas Ordiway of Andover, Milon (Margaret Ann) Ordiway of Wellsville and Kevin (Joann) Ordiway of Pitts Grove, NJ; four daughters, Darla (Bill) Bryan and Tammy ((Kevin) Adamec, both of Andover, Wanda (Josiah) Dunne of Wellsville and Kelly (Robert) Cornell of Kissimmee, Fla.; two brothers, Paul (Marie) Ordiway and Dale (Diane) Ordiway, both of Andover; a special friend, Audrey Dennison of Andover; 32 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his wife, Ken was predeceased by a sister, Ruby Ormsby; a grandson, Kevin “Bubba” Ordiway Jr. and a great grandson, Tanner Lawrence Lamphier.

Ken loved to hunt and fish. He enjoyed working and helping others. He was a life member of Wellsville Veteran of Foreign Wars, a member of Andover Rod and Gun Club and a long time member of First Baptist Church of Andover.

Friends may call on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Andover. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Andover with Rev. Frank Troutman officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Valley Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Ken’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6, Williamsville, NY 14221-7380.

Edna F. Monroe Pelton

Edna F. Monroe Pelton, 92, formerly of Andover, passed away peacefully Thursday (July 10, 2008).

Mrs. Pelton was born on Feb. 14, 1916 in Hornell to Samuel Johnson and Gertrude (Mead) Joyce. She was the beloved wife of Carl W. Monroe and later, Sylvester F. Pelton.

Edna worked at Alfred University for thirty years.

Edna is survived by two sons, Terry (Patricia) Monroe of Houston, Texas (formerly Wellsville) and William (Cheryl) Monroe of Andover; one daughter, Janet (Bill) Moulton of Florence, Ky.; nine grandchildren, Jeff and Kevin Monroe, Nathan and Meredith Monroe, Edward, Robert and Douglas Cornell and Jillian and Connor Moulton; and many great grandchildren.

In addition to both of her husbands, she was predeceased by a daughter, Roselyn Cornell.

There will be a graveside memorial service on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Valleybrook Cemetery, Andover with Rev. Dean Bembower of Andover Presbyterian Church, officiating. As a celebration of Edna’s life, everyone is requested to wear red, her favorite color. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Edna’s name may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass at www.hospicebg.com or 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, Ky. 41042.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Andover.

Minona Pierce

Minona Pierce, 90, formerly of Alfred Station, passed away peacefully Friday (March 28, 2008) at Highland Healthcare Center.

Mrs. Pierce was born on Sept. 16, 1917 in Alfred to Milo and Louella Hutchinson Moland. On Sept. 16, 1936, in Alfred, she married Lloyd W. Pierce, who predeceased her on Feb. 13, 2002.

Minona is survived by a daughter, Betty and Lyle Sutton of Friendship; a daughter-in-law, Anne Pierce of Corning; one brother, E. Clyde Moland; three sisters, Mildred Moore, Maude Lower and Harriet Jones; and seven grandchildren and their families: Wendy Cocca of Springville, Eric Sutton of McDonough, Peggy Chroniger of Alfred Station, Steven Sutton of Red Hook, Karen Matteson and Kim McNaney, both of Corning and Amy Tanner of Tioga, Penn.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son Frederick Milo Pierce on Sept. 20, 2004; three brothers, Richard Moland, Milo Moland and Max Moland; and one sister, Myra Williams.

Minona lived her entire life in Alfred and was a long time member of the Alfred Station Seventh Day Baptist Church. She actively participated in church and was involved in many community organizations. But more that this, she was a loving and devoted wife of 65 years and cherished the time spent with her family. She was greatly loved by all.

There will be a Sabbath day memorial service held on Saturday (April 5) at 3 p.m. at the Alfred Station Seventh Day Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Chroninger, officiating. There will be a time of remembrance and fellowship following the service. Burial in Alfred Rural Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Minona’s name may be made to Alfred Station Seventh Day Baptist Church, 587 SR 244, Alfred Station, NY 14803.

Mary Craig Snyder

Mary Craig Snyder, 45, formerly of Andover, passed away Monday, (Sept. 1, 2008).

Ms. Snyder was born on June 21, 1963 to R. Craig Snyder and the late Anno O. Snyder. In 1969, she moved to Canandaigua and in 1991, she moved to Alpena, MI and finally in 2005, she moved to Inman, SC to live with her sister.

In addition to her father, Mary is survived by two sisters; Linda Galloway of Inman, SC and Eileen Blunt of Greensboro, NC; two brothers, Doug Snyder of Greensboro, NC and Mark Snyder of Geneva; and fiancé Roger Hummel of Alpena, MI.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Hillside Cemetery in Andover with Rev. Dean Bembower of Andover Presbyterian Church officiating.

Memorial contributions in Mary’s name may be sent to Blue Horizon Adult Foster Care, C/O N.E. Community Mental Health, 400 Johnson St., Alpena, MI 49707.

Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.

Wyatt Everett Snyder

Wyatt Everett Snyder, infant son of Bryan W. and Shelly F. (Green) Snyder, was received into the loving arms of Jesus Sunday (Jan. 13, 2008) at Strong Memorial Hospital Neo-natal Center. From his premature birth on Nov. 14, 2007 Wyatt was a blessing to his entire family.

In addition to his parents, Wyatt is survived by grandparents, Al and Sharon Green of Andover and Carol Snyder of Almond; great grandparents, Dale and Mary Jane Green of Andover and Norma Gavin of Andover; Uncle Matt and Aunt Molly Green of Andover, Uncle Chad Green and his fiancé Clarissa Bryan of Andover; and several great uncles, great aunts and cousins.

Wyatt was predeceased by his grandfather, William E. Snyder and great grandfather, Francis Gavin.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Andover. The funeral service will be on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. John Lapp of Independence Gospel Fellowship, officiating. Burial will follow in Arkport Cemetery.

Jean Marie Sugden

Jean Marie Sugden, 59, passed away Monday (Aug. 18, 2008) at Jones Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Sugden was born on March 6, 1949 in Wellsville to Homer and Lorretta (Flynn) Easton. She was a 1967 graduate of Whitesville Central School. On April 12, 1969, In Hickcox, Pa., she married the love of her life, Ronald Sugden, Jr., who survives.

In addition to her husband, Jean is survived by her daughter, Stephanie (Kevis) Morton of Belfast; her mother, Loretta Easton of Wellsville; three brothers, Roger (Judy) Easton and Lyle Easton, both of Whitesville and Larry (Alicia) Easton of Anchorage, Alaska; a sister, Linda Chase of Whitesville; a sister-in-law, Wanda Easton; three grandchildren, Jason Morton, Cassandra Morton and Chelsea Morton, all of Belfast; a great granddaughter, Alexis Yackeren Morton of Attica; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her father Homer Easton and a brother, Ken Easton.

Jean was a homemaker, gladly devoting her life to her family and friends. Her favorite pastime was talking to them over the phone.
Visitation will be held on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the North Bingham Community Church where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. immediately following the visitation with Rev. Dennis A. Munroe, officiating. Burial will follow in Genesee Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Jean’s name may be made to the Independence Rescue Squad, Main St., Whitesville, NY 14897.

Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.

Rida M. Tidd

Rida M. Tidd, 90, passed away Saturday (March 15, 2008) at Jones Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Tidd was born on June 20, 1917 in Canisteo to Deo and Melvina (Campbell) Feenaughty. On Aug. 3, 1935, in Wellsville, she married Roscoe N. Tidd, who predeceased her on Oct. 23, 1989.

Reda worked many years at Alfred Agricultural and Technical College, Alfred in food preparation until her retirement in 1985. Previously, she worked as a waitress for Joyce’s Hotel in Andover.

Reda is survived by two daughters, Shirley (Paul) Briggs and Beatrice “Bea” Allen, both of Andover; four brothers, Lawrence Feenaughty of Hornell, Carl Feenaughty of Scottsville, Tenn., Tony Brutsman of Cameron Mills and Mighty (Nancy) Brutsman of Cameron; five sisters, Virginia Gardner of Hornell, Marjorie Perry of Andover, Peggy (Wilbur) Donaldson of Wellsville, Wynetta (Dusty) Withcher of Georgia, Sandy Koon of Penn Yan; two sisters-in-law, Louise Brutsman of Bath and Marion Tidd of Andover; 15 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, 16 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Charles Feenaughty and a great grandson, Joshua Allen on Jan. 30, 2008.

Reda greatly enjoyed sewing, crocheting, embroidery and ceramics. She was a long time member of Andover Volunteer Firemen Ladies Auxiliary. But more than this, she cherished the time spent with her family and her grandchildren.

Friends may call Monday from 6 – 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 – 11 a.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Andover. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home immediately following the visitation with Rev. Ralph Eastlack of Youth for Christ in Wellsville, officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Andover.

Memorial contributions in Reda’s name may be made to Andover Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 726, Andover, NY 14806.

Vincent J. Yannie

Vincent J. Yannie, 97, formerly of Andover, died Dec. 14, 2008 at Sun Harbor Manor in Roslyn Heights.

Mr. Yannie was born Sept. 18, 1911 in Belmont, the oldest of 9 children of Emilio and Mary (Serio) Yannie. He moved with his family to Andover in 1928 where he worked as a barber until joining the Civilian Conservation Corps, helping build parks and other public works. In 1937, he joined the U.S. Army, serving in Hawaii with the Army engineers. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant and was awarded 2 bronze stars and other medals. Following his discharge in 1945, he lived and worked in New York City as chief draftsman for a company which built many bridges and expressways in NY and NJ.

In 1945, Vincent married Louise Remaley, who predeceased him.

Vincent is survived by his second wife, Ann (Brennan) Yannie; a stepdaughter Joann Ustin of Stewart Manor; and three sisters, Anne Y. Corrado of Wellsville, Rose Boland of Bedford, Penn. and Helen Holt of Colonial Beach, Va.

In addition to his first wife, he was predeceased by his son, Vincent J. Yannie Jr.; four brothers, Emilio Yannie Jr., Victor Yannie, Joseph Yannie and James Yannie; and an infant sister.

Mr. Yannie was an avid stamp collector, fourth degree member of Knights of Columbus and a Pearl Harbor Survivor.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. on Saturday, (Feb. 14) at Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover with Rev. Sean DiMaria as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Belmont with full military honors.

Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.