Obituaries


The following obituaries are for Arkport Alumni members and area friends.  We hope we have not forgotten anyone, but if we did, please send an email to help us keep our records up-to-date.  Our condolences go out family and friends of these Arkport classmates and friends.

2021-2022 Alumni Deceased

Arkport Friend Patricia Henry Guthrie September 16, 2022
Arkport Friend Carolyn ” Jean” Brunskill Lunn September 9, 2022
Class of 1951 Thomas George Loree September 6, 2022
Class of 1957 Sandra Pierce Stevens August 26, 2022
Class of 1957 Henry J. Wulforst August 20, 2022
Class of 1975 Kevin Dungan August 9, 2022
Class of 1954 Graham Barnes August 7, 2022
Class of 1963 Jack Horner August 6, 2022
Arkport Friend Ambrose James Zahradnick August 6, 2022
Arkport Friend Melford Greene, Sr. August 2, 2022
Class of 1954 Irene Phelps Floyd July 23, 2022
Class of 1954 Floyd Pettibone July 10, 2022
Class of 1960 Gerald Prentice July 9, 2022
Class of 1964 Nancy Karns Fitzmaurice July 9, 2022
Class of 1979 Susan Davis Gowiski Mohommad July 2, 2022
Class of 1972 Barbara Burgess Stuckey June 26, 2022
Class of 1948 DuWaynes “Dewey” Howe June 14, 2022
Class of 1981 Robert Osmin June 2022
Class of 1948 Phyllis Polmanteer Cox June 19, 2022
Class of 1981 Henry Briggs June 1, 2022
Class of 1977 Robin Fuller Greek May 17, 2022
Arkport Friend Donald E. Lang April 3, 2022
Class of 1968 Terry W. Dunham April 3, 2022
ACS Teacher Earl C. Levengood, Jr. March 30, 2022
Class of 1957 Richard L. Smith, Sr. March 16, 2022
Class of 1958 Rosalie Meyers Jamison March 12, 2022
Class of 1968 Kaye Goodwin March 2022
Arkport Friend Janice Jenkins February 24, 2022
Class of 1980 Mary Crow Pieklo February 18, 2022
Class of 1969 Susan Amidon Smith February 8, 2022
Class of 1966 Barbara Carnes Scharett January 15, 2022
Class of 1976 Debra Pryor Healey January 28, 2022

Class of 1972            David Wheeler                                       December 28, 2021
                                       Loisann Olecharski                             December 8, 2021
Class of 1971.            Joseph Katsur                                       October 18, 2021
Class of 1998          Scott MicGlire                                        October 10, 1021
Class of 1953           Luci Sciotti Alger                                  October 7, 2021
Class of 1966          Rosemary Wing Burley                      October 5, 2021
                                     Ronald E. Kennell                                 September 27, 2021
Class of 1950          Richard Tuttle                                        September 4, 2021
ACS Staff                  Christine Rhone                                    September 3, 2021
ACS Staff                  Edith Piatt                                               September 1, 2021
Class of 1983          Arthur Kromer                                       September 1, 2021
Class of 1936          L. D. “Pete” Wilkins                             November 19, 2020
Class of 1953           Thomas Hoeffner                                 July 30, 2021
Class of 1952           Miriam Wilkins Moss Carroll         July 17, 22021
Class of 1947          Charles Wellington                              July 10, 2021
Class of 1968          Robert J. Clark                                        July 5, 2021

Class of 1956          Sally Jamison Cleveland                    June 25, 2021
Class of 1989          Lori Isaman                                            June 24, 2021
Class of 1953          Chester Burger                                       June 23, 2021
Friend/Teacher     Jane Wight Terrill                                June 22, 2021
Class of 1978          Bonnie Kromer Mahoney                 June 9, 2021
Friend                       Mary Wyant                                            June 5, 2018
Class of 1969         Raymond Bertalon                              May 27, 2021
Class of 1985         Gary T. Dye                                             April 27, 2021
Class of 1964         Nancy Kame Willard                          April 7, 2021
Class of 1946         Doris Odell Stewart                             March 4, 2011
Class of 1966         Marlene Jones Bolton                        March, 2021

Class of 1965         Thomas Springett                                February 3, 2021
Class of 1965         Kenneth G. Brutsman                          February 22, 2021
Class of 1950         Sally Briggs Fox                                     December 13, 2020
Class of 1948         William T. Pryor                                    January 29, 2021
Class of 1938         Barbara Greenlee Thomas                 October 20, 2019 
Class of 1961         Linda McKibben Johnson                   January 3, 2019

Patricia Henry Gutherie
Patricia Maxine (Henry) Guthrie (66) of Fremont, NY, passed away September 16, 2022, in her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. Pat was born August 11, 1956, to Glayson and Irena Maxine Henry of Hornell. On August 18, 1973, she married the love of her life, John Guthrie of Fremont. Together they had five children, John and Erin (Waasdorp) Guthrie of Fremont, Terah Patrica Guthrie, Sarah and Daniel Wilson of Howard, Rebekah and Kyle Fletcher of Fremont, and Moriah and Justin McNeill of Greenwood. They have twelve grandchildren: John Tylor, Tanara (Jesse Smith), Terah, Danae, Rianna, Joleen, Elijah, Landyn, Damien, Kaydinse, Kylen, and Danica. Pat impacted the world around her and influenced everyone she met. She loved her family fiercely and unapologetically chased after God. She was a self-taught, ambitious woman, tackling many things throughout her life, including homeschooling her children, running various businesses, returning to college after her children were grown to obtain her bachelor’s degree, and starting a church with her husband. Pat loved to garden, mow, remodel houses, bake, travel internationally, and most of all, spend time with her family. Pat is survived by her husband John; four children John, Sarah, Rebekah, and Moriah and their spouses; her grandchildren; three sisters, Candice (David) Eldredge of Stanley, NY, Sharon (Stephen) Patton of Granberry, TX, Connie (Matthew) Zetts of Sparta, NC; one brother David (Shaune) Henry of Alfred, NY; two brothers-in-law, William (Lyla) Guthrie of Zephryhills, FL and Daniel (Patrica) Guthrie of Fremont, NY, and Four sisters-in-law Joyce(steve) Strasburg Geri (Luke) Quinn of Chesterfield, MI; Jennie Guthrie of Corning, NY, and Jean Guthrie Starace of Canisteo, NY; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Glayson and Irena Maxine Henry, in-laws Thomas and Bertha (Smith) Guthrie of Fremont, daughter Terah Guthrie, brother Rick Henry of Hornell, NY, and two brothers-in-law, Robert Guthrie of Corning, NY and Thomas Guthrie of Hornell, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to River of Grace Ministries, 81 Elm Street, Hornell, NY 14843. A celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family.

 

Carolyn “Jean” Brunskill Lunn
Our condolences go out to the family and friends of “Jean” Lunn. A great Arkport person and good family friend.

Carolyn B. Lunn – 95 – of 1190 County Route 66 (The Woodlands), formerly of 7586 Airport Rd., Hornell, died early Friday morning (September 9, 2022) at her home, following a brief illness.
A native & life resident of Hornell, she was born October 22, 1926, and was the daughter of Arthur & Mildred (Collins) Brunskill.
Carolyn was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1945). Following graduation, she was employed as a sales lady at the former Tuttle & Rockwell Store and later as an operator for New York Telephone. For several years, Carolyn worked as a Kitchen Aid at the former Bethesda Community Hospital and later as a cook at the former Blue Angel Restaurant.
For a time, she worked at the former Mercycare Nursing Facility and at St. James Mercy Hospital, retiring in 1989. Following her “retirement,” Carolyn served as a home care health provider in the Hornell area.
Carolyn was a member of Christ Episcopal Church of Hornell. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and making porcelain dolls.
She was married on November 13, 1954 to Truman Lunn who died in 2006. She was also preceded in death by her son Thomas Shroyer who died in 1989; her daughter, Rebecca Sue Williams who died in 2019; 2 brothers, Bill Brunskill and Mason Brunskill; 3 sisters, Catherine Brill, Ella Mae Wilkins and Mary Howe.
Surviving are her daughter, Cindy (Donald) Wells of Ogdensburg, NY; 3 sons, Wesley Lunn of Canaseraga, Steven (Paula) Lunn of Conesus, NY and Michael (Nicole) Lunn of Modesto, CA; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces & nephews.
At Carolyn’s request there will be no calling hours. A private graveside services will be in Heritage Hill Cemetery in Arkport at the convenience of the family.
Friends are invited to attend a “Celebration of Life” to be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the Fremont Fire Hall beginning at 12:00 Noon.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.
Carolyn’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to CareFirst Hospice, 3805 Meads Creek Rd., Painted Post, NY 14870 or to the Fremont Fire Department, PO Box 462, Arkport, NY 14807


Thomas George Loree
Thomas George Loree age 90, passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning September 6, 2022, at the Bath VA Medical Center following an illness.

He was born and raised in Bishopville, Ny on November 10, 1931, a son of the late Mark and Anna (Joyce) Loree. On November 11, 1961, he was married to Hazel Loree who predeceased him in 2016. He was also predeceased by sister Mary (Dr. C.E.) Patti, his brothers Mark (Emma), and Paul (Dee) Loree, a son-in-law Dennis Holmes.
After graduating from Arkport High School, Thomas joined the United States Armed Forces. He was honorably discharged in 1957 as a Sergeant. Following the Army, Thomas drove semi-truck for Covered Wagon in Hornell, for over 50 years. Thomas married Hazel in 1961 and moved to Dansville to make his home. Tom and Hazel managed Spring Creek Apartments for over 20 years after it was built. Thomas and his family enjoyed riding motorcycles, snowmobiles, and camping. Late in life he and hazel enjoyed going for long leisure rides and out to several restaurants. They would travel to Texas to visit Kym often.
He is survived by his daughters, Kym Holmes of Kingwood Tx, Lee (Ray) Stone of Wayland, and Kay (Larry) Pryor of Canandaigua, grandchildren, Ashley, and Kristen Holmes, Vanessa, and Victoria Loree, Shad (Lauren) Stone, great-grandchildren, Trenton, Sydney, and Declyn Stone, great, great-grandchild Avacyn Loree.
Friends may call on Thursday September 15, 2022, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, a memorial service to follow calling hours at the Hindle Funeral Home, Inc., 271 Main St. Dansville. After the memorial service friends and family will be invited to a dinner at the Moose Lodge 6 Main St. Dansville, NY 14437. Private interment with Full Military Honors in Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date.

Sandra Pierce Stevens
Sandra (Pierce) Stevens, 83, of Almond passed away peacefully at The Vincent House in Wayland on August 26, 2022.
Sandra was born July 19, 1939 to Evelyn and Ralph Pierce, she grew up in Arkport and graduated from Arkport Central School. After she graduated she then went on to reside in Almond and went to work at Alfred University in the Cafeteria. After she left AU she then went to work as a lunch lady at Alfred-Almond Central School.
She leaves behind her husband Charles Stevens of Almond of over 60 years of marriage. She is also survived by her brother Roger Pierce of Sodus, her four Grandchildren Johnathan (Kim) Yezarski of Almond, Shane (Cassondra) Stevens of Arkport, Nick Stevens, and Charlie (Shelly) Stevens of Almond. Her 17 Great Grandchildren Renee’ of Castile, Aleah of Mississippi, David, Kiana, Brooke, Johnathan Jr, & Andrew Yezarski of Almond. Brittany Starace of Bath & Jennifer (James) Griffin of Mississippi. Natalie, Lillian, & Carson Stevens of Arkport. Bella, Bristol, & Liberty Stevens of Almond. Raini & Taebray Stevens of Maryland and her Great Great Grandchildren Isaac Yezarski of Almond, Spencer & Kimber Griffin of Mississippi. Sandra was predeceased by her parents Evelyn & Ralph Pierce. Her brother David Pierce, and sister Beverley. Her two Children Rodney Stevens and Carolyn Eason
A celebration of life will be held on September 4, 2022 at 2pm for family and friends at the Stevens house in Almond, NY.

Henry J. Wulforst
Henry J. Wulforst – 83 – of 8687 Conderman Road, Town of Fremont, died early Saturday morning (August 20, 2022) at his home, following a long illness.
Born in Hicksville, LI on March 1, 1939, he was the son of Henry “Sam” & Helen “Nellie” (Horan) Wulforst.
A resident of the Hornell – Fremont area since the age of four, Henry was a graduate of Arkport Central School (class of 1957). He was also a Veteran of the US Army serving his country for two years.
Following his honorable discharge from the Army, Henry returned to the Hornell – Fremont area and for many years was associated with the family potato farming business. For most of his adult life, he worked in the construction industry with several local construction companies. For 18 years, Henry served as Superintendent for the Town of Fremont.
Henry was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church. He was an avid New York Mets fan and also enjoyed rooting for the Buffalo Bills.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Wulforst RSM (Sisters of Mercy); 2 brothers, James Wulforst and Charles Wulforst.
In 1973, Henry married the former Lorraine Hinkley Volkmar who survives. Also surviving are his step-son, Scott Volkmar of Fremont; his step-granddaughter, Shana Harrington; several nieces, nephews & cousins.
At Henry’s request there will be no calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.
Henry’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech St., Johnson City, NY 13790.
Kevin Ernest “Chip” Dungan
ARKPORT-Kevin Ernest “Chip” Dungan, 65, of West Avenue, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, early Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 9, 2022) at St. James Hospital in Hornell, after a hard-fought battle.
Born in Hornell on March 29, 1957, he was a son of the late Ernest and Onnolee (Sanford) Dungan. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by one sister, Ruthie Newell; a niece, Jessica Newell; a nephew, Benjamin Loomis and his father-in-law, Donald VanWinkle, Sr.
A resident of Arkport his entire life, Kevin was a graduate of Arkport Central School, class of 1975. When he was younger, he was a paperboy, delivering The Evening Tribune and worked at Cy’s Shurfine in Arkport. Later, he was employed as a woodworker for 25 plus years at Gunlocke in Wayland and at Lake Country Woodworkers in Naples, NY from where he retired to his front porch.
Kevin was very devoted to his family; his wife, kids and grandkids were his whole life. An avid baseball card collector, he was a lifelong fan of the NY Yankees. He loved his “fan club” from his front porch and will be remembered as a happy and positive person and was proud of being a lung cancer survivor. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion in Arkport.
He is lovingly survived by his wife of 42 years, Bonnie (VanWinkle) Dungan, who he married in Hornell on Feb. 23, 1980; four children, Jason (Karla) Dungan of Hornell, Casandra (Kyle) Baker of Bangkok, Thailand, Sarah (John) Hawes of Lakeville, MA and Sam Dungan of Arkport; eight grandchildren, Bryton and Jackson Dungan, Kaden and Callie Baker, Bryn and Finley Hawes, Marshall Dungan and Jadison Blume; two sisters, Lucinda (Jim) Loomis of Rushville, NY and Mary (Bill) Calnan of Baldwinsville, NY; a brother-in-law, Thomas Newell of Hornell, his mother-in-law, Patricia VanWinkle of Arkport; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and one aunt.
Per Kevin’s request, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. A celebration of Kevin’s life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for cancer treatment, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
The Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home, 285 Main St., Hornell is honored to assist Kevin’s family with the arrangements.

JOHN “JACK” HOERNER
John “Jack” Hoerner, 76 of Lake Placid went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Sebring. Jack was born on September 7, 1945 in Buffalo, New York and was the son of Florence (Bird) and Frank Hoerner. Jack served his country with honors in the United States Air Force during Vietnam. He has been a resident of Lake Placid since 2007, moving here from Port Charlotte. Jack was a member of the VFW, American Legion, and was of the Christian faith. He enjoyed working crossword puzzles, attending social events, a great round of golf, following his beloved Yankees and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jack is survived by many extended family members. A service to celebrate Jack’s life will be held 10:00 AM, Thursday, August 11, 2022 at the Scott Funeral Home 504 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid with military honors provided by the VFW Post 4300 Honor Guard.

Ambrose James Zahradnick
ARKPORT-Surrounded by loved ones, Ambrose James Zahradnick left this earth on Saturday (August 6, 2022) at St. James Hospital in Hornell, NY at the age of 87.
Ambrose was born on December 26, 1934 to Andrew and Bertha Zahradnick in Archbald, PA. He was one of 10 children – being the youngest son.
Ambrose leaves behind his beloved wife of 66 years, Mary and three children, Bruce (Janiene), Mary Elaine (Gary), and James (Sharon). He absolutely adored his grandchildren: James (Ann), Caileigh (Tim), Ashley, Michael (Laura), Jared, Kirstin and Kelsey. He was the proud great-grandfather of Maggie Leigh, Sammy, Evie and Sydney. He had a very special bond with his brother-in-law, Joseph and sister-in-law, Donna. He is also survived by his sisters, Alice, Cheryl, and Emily and many nieces and nephews. His family was absolutely everything to him.
He was pre-deceased by his parents and siblings: Andrew, Jerry, Robert, Paul, Ann, Patsy and his special hunting canine companion, Rowdy.
Ambrose was a hardworking, caring and generous man. He demonstrated these traits early in life by picking cherries and green beans to provide school clothes for his siblings. He instilled the value of hard work and commitment in all generations that followed, being quoted as saying, “You aren’t getting any better sitting on the couch.”
Ambrose met the love of his life at the age of 13 and they have been inseparable since marrying in Olyphant, PA on August 27, 1955.
Ambrose was an outstanding basketball player, earning a D1 scholarship at the University of Scranton. During his second year of college, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he was known as Alphabet, as his initials spanned from A-Z. After two years in the service, he was employed by Neisner Brothers where he was a valued Store Manager. He was the ‘go to’ guy for the company and was often tasked with opening new stores and improving failing locations.
It was Neisner Brothers that led the family to Arkport, NY in July of 1967 – which became their forever home for over 50 years subsequent to moving 13 times. Ambrose cherished Arkport and the life that he and Mary built there. They spent their years listening to polkas, going to horse tracks, attending athletic events, losing at casinos, and watching three generations grow up.
There quite possibly is not a more loyal Mets fan than Ambrose, as he and Mary watched almost every game together. He also enjoyed watching the Buffalo Bills. He was an avid outdoorsman – hunting late into his life. His fishing skills won many Finger Lakes tournaments with friends.
When looking for Ambrose, the first stop was always in his bountiful garden. For years, he grew the most gorgeous flower and vegetable gardens. He spent countless hours growing seedlings in the house until he was ready to plant the following spring. He was so proud of his garden and in true Ambrose fashion, was generous in sharing his vegetables with family, friends, and neighbors.
While Ambrose will be missed, his legacy lives on. He has instilled steadfast values and hard work ethic into all generations he leaves behind. In his absence, we will carry on the many lessons he has taught us. We will continue to laugh and remember the amazing times we had as a family and we will live the way he wanted us to – to the fullest. His unique, comical, and misspelled answers during family game nights will remain unmatched. We will remember him cheering in the stands and will never forget his excellent driving skills, as evidenced by the numerous dents and dings in his car. His love for Mary and their example of marriage will be carried on for generations to come.
It is believed that nicknames are a sign of affection. If true, then Ambrose was showered with affection. Throughout the years he was referred to as: Bible, Barzak, Spike, Alphabet, Mr. Z, Chief, Slick, Pop Pop and Papa Z.
So long, Freddie.
The family will greet relatives and friends from 9-10 a.m. Friday (August 12, 2022) at St. Ann’s Church, 31 Erie Ave., Hornell where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in his memory at 10 a.m. Friday. Private committal prayers and interment, with military honors, will follow at Heritage Hill Cemetery, Arkport.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations in Ambrose’s honor to the Hornell Area Humane Society, at 7649 Industrial Park Road.

Melford D. Greene Sr.
Melford D. Greene Sr., 85 of Collier Street, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family and loved ones on Tuesday (Aug. 2, 2022) at St. James Hospital.
Born in Caneadea , NY, Aug 2, 1937, he was the son of Merton and Theresa Phillips Greene, and had resided in Arkport for 50 years before moving to Hornell. Melford was employed as a Warehouseman at Crowley Foods in Arkport prior to his retirement.
He was a member of the Hornell Moose Lodge and the Hornell Association and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Melford was married to the former Mary Tucker and together they enjoyed camping, traveling, bowling, bingo and visiting various casinos and worked as a team delivering meals on wheels.
He was predeceased by his parents, his wife of 61 years Mary Tucker Greene, his son, Melford D. (Bub) Greene Jr., his sister, Ellen (Skip) Sheroshick, and his brothers, George and Gordon Greene.
Surviving are his daughters, Patti (Jim) Green, Sandy (Aden) Ingalls and Karen (Ken) Lorow, his sister, Joan Palinkas, his brother, Jim (Norma) Greene, seven grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and one great great grandson, several in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles as well as many dear friends.
To send a remembrance to the family, please visit: www.brownandpowersfuneralhomes.com or on Facebook@brownpowersfh. The family is being assisted by Anthony M. Cone, director.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo Street in Hornell on Sunday August 14, 2022, from 12 Noon until 2 PM where a Memorial Service will be held at 2 PM with his Son in-law Kenneth Lorow officiating.
Friends wishing may consider a contribution to Comfort Care at St. James Hospital, 7329 Seneca Road North, Hornell, NY 14843, to St. Jude Children’s Hospital; Memorials Processing, 501 ST Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105-9959, or to; Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn. Processing Center, PO Box 947765, Atlanta, GA 30394.

Irene Phelps Floyd
(Dora) Irene (Phelps) Floyd passed Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY following a brief illness.
She is predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Milton V. Floyd, and her parents, Charlotte (Jesse) Pryor and Clayton (Viola) Phelps. She is survived by her daughters, Kimberly (Jeremy Molitoris) Floyd of Pittsburgh, PA and Kelly (Jim Connaughton) Floyd of Pittsford, NY, and grandchildren, Justin and Jessica Molitoris.
Born April 7, 1937, she lived almost her entire life in Arkport, NY, growing up on Oak Hill and living the past 60 years in the village. She completed trade school in cosmetology in 1964 and operated a shop out of her home starting in 1972.
After her husband survived a heart attack in 1999, the couple began exercising together at the YMCA. Irene continued her exercise regimen, usually five days per week, until a few weeks prior to her passing. She spoke fondly of her YMCA community and greatly enjoyed the camaraderie they shared. She also lived among a wonderful community of neighbors and extended family who shared mutual concern and care. With the exception of heavy snows, and to the understandable concern of her attentive neighbors, she shoveled her driveway in the winter and maintained a lovely lawn and flowers in spring, summer and fall.
Irene was a loving, kind person with a deep capacity for understanding and forgiveness, as well as being fiercely independent and forward-thinking. Despite her fair share of difficult times, she was optimistic and strong-willed. Her daughters feel blessed to have been raised by such a strong, independent woman and role model.
The family wishes to extend our heartfelt gratitude to her local family, neighbors, YMCA friends, and the dedicated doctors, nurses, technicians and other workers at Strong Memorial Hospital, particularly those in the Palliative Care Unit, for their exceptional skill and nurturing care. A celebration of life for family and friends will be held at the Arkport Village Park on September 4, 2022 from 12-3 pm. Donations in Irene’s memory can be made to the Hornell Area Family YMCA and the Hornell Area Humane Society.

Floyd Pettibone
Floyd “Sonny” Pettibone, 87, of Davenport Lane, passed away unexpectedly at his home.
He was born in Hornell on July 14, 1934 the son of Enford L. Pettibone and Odessa O. Bailey Pettibone. He had been employed by the State of New York, where he had been a stenographer for the Department of Corrections. Sonny had worked as a Therapy Aide for numerous places including the Craig State School in Sonyea and the last being the Bath VAMC.
He was predeceased by his parents, his brothers Raymond Pettibone and Enford Pettibone, and his nephew David Pettibone.
He is survived by his niece Sharon (Mark) Levanway of Athens, New York, his nephews Dale (Diane) Pettibone of Idaho, Jeffery Pettibone of Candor, NY, and special friends and caretakers Dudley and Teresa Jenkins.
The family would also like to thank Denise Layfield and family, Bill Harwood and many church friends.
A Graveside Service will be held on July 16, 2022 at 10am at Fremont Cemetery in Stephens Mills, NY. Rev. Dudley Jenkins and Teresa will conduct services.
His niece Sharon would encourage you to find a senior citizen or someone in your area to help and assist with maybe; making a dinner or help others as he was helped by many.
Funeral arrangements are with the Bender- Brown & Powers Funeral Home of Hornell.
To send a remembrance please visit www. brownandpowersfuneralhomes.com or on Facebook @brownpowersfh, the family is being assisted by director Chester A. Gosper IV.
 
NANCY FITZMAURICE 
Nancy Mary Fitzmaurice, 76, of Leesburg, Virginia, passed away after a long and brave battle with cancer on July 9, 2022. Nancy had a very strong relationship with God and the church, and her faith guided her throughout her life.
Nancy was one of six children born to the late Earl and Margaret (VanDurme) Karns of Arkport, NY. Nancy was involved in many activities while growing up including cheerleading, 4-H, horseback riding, and she was the treasurer for her class. She had a close bond with her late grandmother, Grace (Higgins) Karns who kept Nancy’s beloved horse on her farm.
After high school, Nancy graduated from business school and soon began her first job working at Kodak. She moved to an apartment in Rochester, NY, with her coworker, Diane Fitzmaurice. It was through this friendship that she met her husband, Douglas Fitzmaurice. They married and bought a small farmhouse in Wolcott, NY. Together they enjoyed outdoor activities, gardening, family gatherings, and tending the farm.
She operated a wedding photography business in the early years of her marriage. Having a family was Nancy’s dream, and they soon welcomed four children: Catherine, Patricia, Douglas, and James. Her house was full of laughter and children, as her door was always open to friends and family. She devoted her time and creativity as a Girl Scout den mother and was a steadfast supporter of sports games and the various activities of her children. Always ready for a game of poker, gin rummy, bingo, you name it – she loved winning and would gladly empty your pockets with a smile. Skilled at sewing, knitting, and cooking, Nancy busied her children with numerous creative activities. They enjoyed the best homemade Halloween costumes, birthday cakes, and Nancy’s famous potato salad (which they have yet to replicate). Later in life, Nancy became a bus driver and was a loving and caring guide to the children and families of her community.
In her retirement years, she spent the winters in New Port Richey, FL, where she enjoyed a wonderful community of friends and neighbors. They kept busy with dinner parties, card games, and outdoor activities.
Nancy’s greatest joy was caring for and nurturing her eight grandchildren: Adrik, Ava, Georgia, Nicholas, Zachary, John, Norah, and Jack. Often attending their birth and helping in those first days of life, they gave her much love and joy as she watched them grow.
She is predeceased by her husband, Douglas. In addition to her children, she leaves son-in-law Ara, daughter-in-law, Tricia, brother Jim, sisters Peggy and Susan, sisters-in-law Karen, Terri, Linda, and Roma, brothers-in-law Bill, John, Ralph, Robert, and Don, and many beloved nieces and nephews. She was the pillar of her family and will be dearly missed.
Services will be held at St. James Episcopal Church on July 16, 2022, at 10am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, in Winchester, Virginia.
 
Gerald H. “Bomber” Prentice 79 of 23 Albion Street in Hornell, passed away early Saturday, July 9, 2022, at St. James Mercy Hospital.
Born August 15, 1942, in Hornell NY to the late Glenn and Nina (Champlin) Prentice, Gerald played sports in high school. Upon graduation he enlisted in the US Air Force where he received training in Dental Services. On October 1, 1966, he was married to Sharon M. Dick, who survives.
Gerald enjoyed building and racing cars at the Woodhull raceway. He also enjoyed playing softball and was an avid bowler, with 7 perfect (300) games under his belt. It was at the Hornell Bowl where he earned the nickname “Bomber.”
He was employed by the former SKF plant in Hornell as well as the former Hornell Evening Tribune and Verizon Communications, from which he retired. Following his retirement, he worked briefly for St. James Mercy Hospital.
Gerald was a member of the Hornell VFW Post 2250, The Arkport American Legion, The Hornell Am Vets, The Hornell Association and Hornell Moose Lodge #210.
He was predeceased by his parents, Glenn and Nina (Champlin) Prentice, Brother, David Prentice and his companion of 20 plus years Kelly S. Bailey.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon and his children, Eric T. Prentice, Ryan H. (Saleda) Prentice Holly A. Ellis. Also surviving are his siblings Nelson (Audrey) Whiteman, Monroe (Dorothy) Prentice and Roger (Jerilyn) Prentice. His Grand-Children, Jennifer L. Ellis, Kurt (Kate) Hartwell, Jonathan H. Prentice, Sarah (George) Bailey and Jessica (Ryan) Easterbrooks. His Great Grandchildren: Grace E. Ellis, Levi and Kai Hartwell and Lorelai Bailey.
At his request there will be no calling hours. There will be a celebration of life at the VFW 245 Canisteo Street in Hornell on Wednesday July 13, 2022, from 3 to 7 pm. For family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to: HHS Choirs, ATTTN: Chris Van Leeuwen, 134 Seneca St. Hornell, NY 14843.
 
Susan M. “Sue” (Davis) Mohammad – (60) – of Arkport, formerly of Florida, died early Saturday morning (July 2, 2022), following a long illness.
Born in Newfane, NY on July 5, 1961, she was the daughter of Martin “Marty” & Shirley (Smith) Davis.
Sue grew up in Arkport and attended St. Ann School in Hornell. She later graduated from Arkport Central School (class of 1979).
For about 13 years, Sue resided in Bishopville, NY and had been employed at the former Nichols Department Store; Steuben ARC; and Gunlock Corporation in Wayland. She moved to Florida in 2000 and worked a variety of jobs, including carpentry, cleaning homes, served as a cashier at several stores in the Lake Wales area and also worked at Haines City Truck Stop.
Sue enjoyed carpentry, wood working and building beautiful children’s playhouses. She also loved spending time working in her flower garden and vegetable garden.
Surviving are her daughter, Kelly (Joe) Schecter of Wayland; 2 sons, Brian (Sally Katherine) Gowiski of Salisvury, NC and Jess (Lacy) Gowiski of Hamburg, NY; 2 brothers, Tim Davis of Grand Island, NY and Kevin (Bonnie) Davis of Arkport; 3 sisters, Diane (Henry) Viera of Arkport, Patty Davis of Grand Island, NY and Sheila (Barry) Henry of Arkport; 5 grandchildren, Justin Schecter, Olivia Schecter, Jackson Gowiski, Eleanor Gowiski and Rosalee Gowiski; many nieces & nephews.
At Susan’s request there will be no calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.
Sue’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
 
Barbara Jean “Beeba” Stuckey

Barbara Jean “Beeba” Stuckey, of East VanScoter Street, passed away Sunday (June 26, 2022) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

Born in Hornell, July 18, 1954, she was the daughter of James and Katherine Burdick Burgess.  She was a graduate of Arkport Central School, class of 1972 and received her Registered Nurses Degree from the former St. James School of Nursing in 1985. She had been employed at the former St. James Hospital in Hornell and Noyes Hospital in Dansville.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Dennis Stuckey, and her brother, James Burgess.

Surviving are her children, Stephen Levinson of Brooklyn, Brian (Teffenie) Stuckey of Livonia and Angela Weber of Gorham, her sister, Joan Eldridge of Hornell and her brothers Thomas (Teresa) Burgess and Danny Grinols both of Hornell,  3 grandchildren, Sydney Levinson, Breauna Weber and Aiden Henshaw, and her beloved canine companion of 12 years, “Lilly”.

Barb will be remembered for her infectious laugh and her amazing sense of humor. Barb has made friends from all over the world due to her kindness and generosity. Her house was a safe haven for so many, her open door policy lined up with her open heart policy.

To send a remembrance to the family, please visit www.brownandpowersfuneralhomes.com or on Facebook@brownpowersfh. The family is being assisted by Gerald R. Brown, Director.

Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Friday (July 1, 2022) from 5 PM until 7 PM at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo Street in Hornell when a time of sharing memories will follow at 7 PM.

Friends wishing to honor Beeba are asked to consider a donation to the “Toys For Tots” program in your local community.

DuWayne “Dewey” Howe

DuWayne L. Howe, age 92 of Salamanca Drive, Port Richey, FL, formerly Perry and Arkport, NY, passed away peacefully, Tuesday June 14, 2022 at Heather Hill Healthcare Center in Port Richey. DuWayne was born in Hornell October 26, 1929, a son of the late Charles and Lillian Kelley Howe. He attended Arkport High School and Joined the Navy as a Corpsman, serving with the Marines honorably from 1947 to 1951. DuWayne returned home to begin working as a lineman for NYSEG and later retired as a meter tester. He was a longtime member of the Hornell American Legion Post # 440. He enjoyed cooking, hunting and going to flea markets. DuWayne was proud of the fact that he and his wife had a hand in building their own home together. They both enjoyed hosting parties and entertaining friends and family.
DuWayne was preceded in death by his brothers, Eugene, Kenneth, Gaylord, and Charles, his sisters, Alta Glover, Wanda Glover, Mary Lou McHale, Kathleen Baker, Loraine Hoeffner, Charlotte Suften, and Marie Brands.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 67 years, Carol Murphy Howe whom he married on February 11, 1955. Also surviving are two sons, Timothy (Joanne) Howe of Blaine, Washington, Kenneth (Lisa) Howe of Perry, a daughter, Brenda (Rob) Clark of Port Gibson, NY, a brother, Jack “Bing” Howe of Arkport, three grandchildren, Christopher (Lea) Howe, Lindsey Jordan, A. Kenneth Howe, and a great granddaughter Addyson Jordan as well as several nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Friends of DuWayne Howe may call on Friday, June 24, 2022 from 10-11am at the Weeks Funeral Home, 123 N. Main Street, Warsaw, NY 14569. A veteran service will be conducted at 11am followed by full military honors at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Heritage Hill Cemetery in Arkport, NY.

 

Robert Osmin
Robert J. “Bob” Osmin – 60 – of 13 East William St., Bath, died unexpectedly at his home.
Born in Wellsville, NY on June 27, 1961, he was the son of Floyd & Eloise (Spangenberg) Osmin.
Bob grew up in the Canisteo, Rexville & Arkport areas and was a graduate of Arkport Central School (class of 1981). He later attended the Wellsville Campus of Alfred State College where he studied welding.
He was employed as a welder for several years at the former Foster-Wheeler Corporation in Dansville and for nearly 20 years worked as a “pruner” for Stutzman’s Tree Farm.
Moving to Texas, Bob owned & operated “Bob O’s Mow & Go” landscaping service for several years. After Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of Texas, he moved back to New York State and briefly resided in Avoca. For a time, Bob again worked at Stutzman’s Tree Farm and later was employed at Gunlock Corporation in Wayland and Rent-A-Center in Bath.
Bob was a true outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing and simply taking long walks through the woods. He also enjoyed spending time working in his vegetable garden. He had a deep affection for animals and throughout the years owned several dogs.
He was preceded in death by his son, Nicholas “Nick” Osmin; his father, Floyd Osmin; and his brother, Mike Cady.
Surviving are 2 daughters, Erica (Casey) Bush of Avoca and Valerie (Derek) Ribble of Canisteo; 1 son, Nathan “Nate” Osmin of Hornell; his mother, Eloise Turner of Canisteo; 1 brother, James (Rosetta) Osmin of Hornell; 4 sisters, Mary Howell of Baltimore, MD, Patricia (David) Scouten of Hornell, Melissa (Bryan) Ladner of Bath and Debbie McGregor of Adrian, NY; 11 grandchildren; several nieces & nephews.
At Bob’s request there will be no calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.
Bob’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to the Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843.

 

Phyllis Polmanteer Cox
Phyllis A. Cox, 89, of Marquette Heights, Illinois passed away at 6:18 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2021 at her residence.
Born December 24, 1931 in Arkport, New York to Harold A. and Nellie M. (Burd) Polmanteer, she married Thomas H. Cox on February 14, 1952 in Hornell, New York. He survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Nancy Cox of Bloomington, Diana “Susie” (Ralph) Chance of Marquette Heights and Sandy (Dave) Morse of Tremont; one son, Jerry (Connie) Cox of Pekin; nine grandchildren, Jenny Cox of Chandler, Arizona, Steven Cox, Danny (Chelsea) Cox, both of Pekin, Eric (Kristen) Chance of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Eran Chance of Pekin, Rissa Chance, Jeremy Chance, both of Marquette Heights, Jenny Hanners of Pekin and David (Ashley) Morse of Lincoln; fifteen great-grandchildren; eleven great-great-grandchildren and one brother, William H. Polmanteer of Hornell, New York.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Bryan Morse and one sister, Marjorie Benson.
She worked for Bergner’s in the Pekin Mall in cosmetics for 12 years, retiring in 1984.
Phyllis was devoted to her family and was all about taking care of her kids and grandkids.
Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 24, 2021 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Pastor Randy Hall will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at Prairie Haven Cemetery in Pekin at a later date.

Henry Briggs
Henry M. Briggs, 69, of 8260 Briggs Road, Arkport, NY, went to be with the Lord on June 1, 2022 following a long and courageous battle with colorectal cancer.
Henry was a lifelong resident of Arkport where he attended Arkport Central School, graduating in 1971. Henry was a fourth generation dairy farmer who owned and operated L. H. Briggs, Inc. until the time of his passing. Henry took great interest in and had a passion for the agricultural industry and was a successful dairy businessman. He was a board member and Vice President for the Konhocton Milk Producers Cooperative for many years where he proudly served with other area dairymen. In addition to farming, Henry also enjoyed hunting, fishing, visiting with friends, and spending time with his family. He will be fondly remembered for his wit, wisdom, generosity, and his own unique “Henry-isms”.
Henry was the son of the late Leo and Leila (McGrosso) Briggs. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Dr. Signe Hotchkiss, whom he married on December 28, 1985, daughter Sara (Trevor) Hess, grandsons Bryan and Matthew, sister Rebecca (Henry) Hedden, special cousin Fordman Hurlbut, faithful companion Brody aka “Dog”, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and colleagues.
Henry’s family would like to thank the many visitors who offered support, conversation, and camaraderie during Henry’s final days, the medical teams at Strong Memorial Hospital and Noyes Memorial Hospital for their knowledge and expertise, the oncology department staff at the Ann and Carl Meyers Cancer Center for their exceptional care, the nurses of VNA, Annette Gibson of CareFirst, and the many individuals who kept Henry and his family in their prayers.
At Henry’s request, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. In lieu of flowers, Henry asked that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.


Joseph A. Katsur
Wayland, NY – Joseph A. Katsur age 68 of Wayland, NY passed away on Monday October 18, 2021. He was born October 29, 1952 in Hornell, NY the son of the late Joseph Peter Katsur and Julia Jurkovic Katsur. Joe was a graduate of Arkport High School and received his Associate’s Degree in Agronomy from Alfred State College. He continued work on the Family Farm after his father died. He served in the U.S. ARMY Reserves and National Guard with over 35 years of service to his country and retired as a Sergeant First Class in 2012. Joe then became the Head of Security for Phillips Electric in Bath, NY. Joe married his wife, Kimberly L. Kallenborn Katsur, on May 16, 1992 and they recently celebrated their 29th Wedding Anniversary. In addition to his parents, Joe was pre-deceased by twin sons James Richard Katsur and Joseph David Katsur on March 14, 1997 and March 15, 1997. He was also pre-deceased by his brother John Senka. Joe loved his family and friends and especially loved sailing on Keuka Lake with his daughter Nicole. Joe is survived by his loving and devoted wife Kimberly L. Kallenborn Katsur ; his beloved daughter Nicole Katsur; sister and brother-in-law: Jean and Michael Howe of Holcomb, NY ; brother and sisters-in-law: Robert and Bonnie Katsur of Wasilla, Alaska and Sandra (Mrs. John) Senka ; father-in-law and mother-in-law ; J. David and Nancy Kallenborn of Horseheads, NY; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: John Richard “Rick” and Mary Kallenborn of Elmira, NY and their daughters and son-in-law Dr. Jessica Kallenborn and Kelli and Richard Makowski; Nana Eva Annetta “Pinky” Coher; several nieces, nephews, cousins , and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Joseph’s Life on Friday October 22, 2021 at 1 PM at The First United Methodist Church of Horseheads 1034 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. The Rev. Rhonda Kouterick will officiate and be assisted by the Rev. Robert Parker and Rev. Cheryl Parker. In lieu of flowers, the family would gratefully acknowledge memorials in Joe’s Memory to The Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758516 Topeka, Kansas 66676-8516. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY. 

Robin Fuller Greek
Robin Greek, age 62, passed away at St. James Hospital in Hornell, NY on Tuesday evening, May 17, 2022, following a years-long battle with a terminal illness. She was born in Arkport, NY to Robert Fuller and Maureen Fuller. Robin had one brother, Steve Fuller. Robin was married to Ed Greek, who passed away last month on April 10, 2022.

Robin loved her family. Robin is survived by her son, Samuel Reger (married to Sarah Reger) and her daughter Anna McCarthy (married to Matthew McCarthy). Robin especially loved her six grandchildren (Margaux McCarthy and X.T., Hank, Wes, and Mary Jean Reger). Her happiest moments were spent surrounded by her family at the “Hill,” a beautiful piece of family-owned land in South Dansville. Later in life, she learned how to snowboard and ride a motorcycle. She enjoyed spending time with Ed traveling to rallies and shows.
Robin is also survived by Ed’s children, Shelly Greek, Ron Greek, and Tammy Gamble.
Despite the circumstances of Robin’s illness making it difficult to breathe, she suffered well and did not complain. Her family admires her bravery and strength. She converted to Catholicism and took great comfort in the fact that she suffered with our Blessed Lord.
Robin’s family would ask that you continue to pray for her and her family. And we thank those that prayed for her over the past two years.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated with her family at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Canaseraga. Interment next to her husband Ed will be in Greenmount Cemetery Dansville. Arrangements are by the Hindle Funeral Home, Inc. 271 Main St. Dansville. Online remembrance may be left at HindleFuneralHome.com.
Memorials may be made to the Theresa House, 21 Highland Road, Geneseo, NY 14454.


Terry W. Dunham
Terry Wayne Dunham was taken from us on Sunday, April 3rd, 2022. Born in Presque Isle, Maine on October 1st, 1947.

Growing up and raising his family in New York State, he then relocated to Marion County, Florida where he resided for the remainder of his life. A hard worker, he started as a farmer and a rancher before retiring from the City of Dunnellon after 12 years.
An outgoing man, he never met a stranger and loved a great conversation. He was a family man and nothing meant more to him. He spent all his free time crafting with his family, and doing projects around his house. He loved to sing, his wit was quick, and he never missed an opportunity for a joke or to make everyone laugh.
He leaves behind his loving wife Joy, of 56 years; three children, Terry II, Susan (Matt), and Belinda; four grandchildren, Travis, Jakob, Hannah and Sadies; many brothers and sisters and a wealth of friends. He was the backbone of our family and is missed beyond words.


Donald Edward Lang

Arkport – Donald Edward Lang, 94, of 30 West Avenue, Arkport, died Sunday (April 3, 2022) at Highland Park Nursing Home, in Wellsville, after a long illness.
Born February 19, 1928, in Dansville, Don was the first child of Bernhardt (Ben) and Mildred (Millie) Lang. Don left high school to join the United States Navy during World War II, serving aboard the destroyer, U.S.S. Zellars. After the conclusion of the war, and his honorable discharge, he returned to Dansville and completed high school (Class of 1948). Don soon gained employment at The New York State Electric and Gas Corporation, retiring after 40 years of service.
Don married Madlyn (Madge) Lawrence, on September 26, 1952, in Arkport, and together they celebrated 64 years of marriage, before Madge’s passing in 2017. They enjoyed wintering in Florida for many retirement years, but were always anxious to get back to Arkport so Don could stay ahead of the grass. He maintained several area lawns but was best known for his meticulous care of the Arkport Little League field for 29 years, a task he thoroughly enjoyed. If he wasn’t on the mower, he was watching a game while drinking a coffee. Arkport Junior Baseball’s 12 and under tournament is named in his honor. He was the best grandfather, and always had a smile on his face when he could tell others about Adam and Sadie, and their accomplishments.
Don was a 47 year member of the Arkport American Legion. He was also a longtime member of the Arkport Exchange Club, selling chicken barbeque tickets, and helping with the barbeque, or the delivery of Christmas baskets.
He is survived by his two sons; Jeffrey (Denise) Lang, of Fairport, NY and Christopher Lang, of Roswell, GA; and two grandchildren, Adam (Julia) Lang, of Andes, NY, and Sadie Lang of Rochester, NY. He is also survived by his brother, Bud (Dorothy), and sisters; Norma Maltby, and Carol (Donald) Quibell, along with many nieces and nephews.
At Don’s request, there will be no calling hours, simply a private burial with family.
The family suggest memorial donations in his name be made to Arkport Junior Baseball, c/o Mark Young, treasurer, 12 North Ridge Drive, Arkport, NY 14807.

Earl C. Levengood, Jr. passed away at home on March 30, 2022. Earl was born to Helen (Lutz) and Earl C. Levengood, Sr. on September 22, 1934, in Pottstown, PA. While growing up in Pottstown, he enjoyed participating in sports and he fondly recalled the time of his high school baseball team’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame for a superior winning streak. After graduating from Bloomsburg and Alfred Universities, he began his career teaching high school, before moving on to teach at the community college level. After time at Corning Community and Cobleskill A&T, he was approached by Hugh Bahar, whom he’d met earlier while at Corning. Tompkins Cortland Community College’s newly appointed first president Bahar asked Earl to join him in the start-up of TC3. Thus, he was in on the planning and complete set-up of the new college. Even the interior design was based off Earl’s concept of an “educational shopping mall.” Earl loved teaching, and there is likely no one who loved that college more!
Earl served in the US Army and was a 50+year member of the VFW. As his health declined, he began saluting every American flag he passed. He’d not say a word, just salute. He was a charter member of the Ithaca-Cortland Chapter of the National Association of Accountants and served a time as their president. He also served as president of the Dryden Kiwanis, and for a number of years ran their Little League Baseball program. He coached the Dryden Little League Baseball team and Babe Ruth Baseball, as well. He never forgot those experiences or those kids he coached! Nor did they forget him!
Earl is survived by wife Donna; son, Gregory (Lori) Levengood and daughter, Lori Levengood; stepchildren, Wendy (Dan) Huff and Heather Peterson; grandchildren, Kaylie Hafele (Dakota), Jason (Katie) Levengood, Alyssa Levengood, and Kassidy Seary; step-grandchildren, Matthew (Elena), Justin, and Adam Huff; step-great-grandchildren, Madison and Mason Huff; and a great-grandchild is expected this fall.
Calling hours are scheduled for 2-4 pm Sunday, April 3, 2022, at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 West Main St., Dryden, NY. Service will follow immediately after at 4 pm. A Celebration of his life will follow after the service at the Dryden Veteran’s Memorial Home, 2272 Dryden Rd. (Route 13) Dryden, NY.
Contributions honoring Earl may be directed to Hospicare and Palliative Care, 172 E. King Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850 or just reach out with a smile or a helping hand to someone you see in need!

Richard Lee “Dick” Smith, Sr.
ARKPORT-Richard Lee “Dick” Smith, Sr., 83 of Briggs Road, Town of Fremont, passed away early Wednesday morning (March 16, 2022) at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville.
Born in the Town of Fremont on Jan. 13, 1939, he was a son of the late James and Mary (Hagadorn) Smith. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by four brothers, Robert, Clifford, James and Frank Smith; and three sisters, Bessie Jackson, Esther Wise and Nora Marie Hosmer.
A lifelong resident of the Arkport/Fremont area, Dick was a graduate of Arkport Central School, class of 1957 and proudly served his country with the U.S. Army from 1962 to his honorable discharge in 1965, including on year of reserve duty.
Before he retired, Dick was employed for nearly 58 years as a carpenter for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Union, Local No. 85 of Rochester, NY.
An avid motorcyclist, he was a member and past president of the Hornell Motorcycle Club. Dick was also a lifetime member and past chief of the Fremont Volunteer Fire Dept., a member of the Arkport Historical Society and a 30 plus year member of the Arkport Memorial American Legion Post. He especially enjoyed collecting, tinkering and deer hunting with family and friends
His surviving family includes his wife of 52 years, Pamela Rae (Rawleigh) Smith, who he married in Fremont in 1969; three sons, Richard Lee, Jr (Erin) Smith of Dansville, NY, Ronald Lee (Cherie) Smith and Sean David (Shannon) Smith all of Fremont; eight grandchildren, Caelan, Kameryn, Guilianna, Jakob, Zachariah, Conor, Carson and Avry; one sister, Maryann Mulhollen of Canisteo, NY; two sisters-in-law, Esther Hosmer Smith of Almond and Kathie Pfaff of Hornell; as well as his nieces, nephews and cousins.
To honor his wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral service. A “Celebration of Life” will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to either the Fremont Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 462, Arkport, NY 14807, or Tender Loving Care, 40 Maple St., Canisteo, NY 14823 or to the Hornell Area Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843.

Rosalie Estelle Jamison, 81 of Arkport, N.Y. has entered her eternal rest to be with the Lord on March 12, 2022, after a brief illness. Rose was surrounded by her loving family and was able to pass peacefully at home. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister, cousin, boss, and friend.
Rose was born on November 17, 1940, the daughter of George and Rosemond Meyers of Arkport, NY alongside her brothers, Robert and Claude Meyers. She was a graduate of Arkport Central School, Class of 1958. She earned her Associates degree from Alfred State College in Secretarial Studies. On January 10, 1959, she married the love of her life and best friend, John Miles Jamison. Together they shared 3 daughters, 11 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
In 1972 John and Rose opened Arkport Suzuki Inc. where they worked side by side for over 50 years. Rose was the quiet “behind the scenes” worker whose main job was to keep John out of the checkbook. Many will remember her as the soft-spoken, friendly office woman who helped them with the financial and DMV paperwork for their new “toy.” Rose took her time with each and every one of her customers and left them with her Grandma speech, “Keep it shiny side up and wheel side down.” Rose was a member of the Bishopville United Methodist Church, Canisteo Valley Historical Society, and the Chrysler Airflow Club.
Rose was predeceased by her father, George, her mother, Rosemond, and her brother, Robert. She was also looking forward to being with her daughters
Jacqueline (1962) and Janine (1965) that were called to the Lord shortly after birth.
Rose is survived by a huge family who loved her dearly; in fact they loved her so much all of them (grandkids included) have stayed in the local area. Her husband, John M. Jamison, her 3 daughters; Julie (Gordy) Koester of Hornell, Jamie Jamison of Arkport, Jennifer (John) Swarts of Arkport; Her brother Claude (Carolyn) Meyers of Spencerport, 11 grandchildren; Jessica Jamison, Nicholas Stephens, Renae Johnson, Nicolle Matthews, Carly Fitzpatrick, Jenna Koester, Ashley Dunning, John Koester, Amanda Swarts, Adam Swarts, Ashton Swarts, and 14 great-grandchildren.
Rose loved gardening, attending her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren’s sporting events, and taking care of her family. She had a strong relationship with the Lord and was always willing to help a person in need. She lived a life full of love and had one of the biggest hearts, ever.
 
Kaye Goodwin, Class of 1968, passed March 2022.  No obituary available.


Janice Adele Bright Jenkins went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ at the age of 81. On February 24th, 2022. In the home of Keith and Fay Jenkins, in Leesburg Florida.
Jan was born July 18th, 1940 in Quakertown PA. To Erwin and Eva Bright of Milford Square PA.
She married her high school sweetheart, Walter Donald Jenkins of Trumbauersville PA. Don and Jan moved to Arkport NY shortly after they were married, where Don worked on his Grandfather’s farm. In 1972 they purchased their own farm in Arkport and together they planted their roots and had 3 children. They owned and ran Jenkins Farm Market, a well known and loved family business for over 40 years. Jan would sell the fruits and vegetables that Don grew. Later they added on a deli where Jan would share her love of Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine to Arkport and the surrounding areas.
Don and Jan would winter in Florida in the early 80’s until they retired and built their home in Florida.
Serving others came naturally to Jan. Her hands were always busy playing piano, sewing/crocheting, gardening and cooking. She was an amazing cook with a rolodex of recipes in her mind. But her specialty was rocking all of her grandchildren. She cherished that the most.
Jan was predeceased by her loving husband of 58 years, W. Donald Jenkins and her sister Ruth {Harold Boardman}
Jan is survived by her 3 children. Keith {Fay} Jenkins of Leesburg, Fl. Cheryl {Rod} Reisman of Leesburg, FL. John {Kimberly} Jenkins of Leesburg, FL. Her sister Dianne {John} Dixon of Quakertown, PA. Her brother Donald {Betty} Bright of Quakertown, PA. Brother in-law Harold Boardman, 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial service for friends and family of Janice on March 12th. Calling hours at 10:30 a.m. Service is at 11:00 a.m. To be held at Grand Island Baptist Church. 13229 County Road 44 Grand Island FL. 32735. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Grand Island Baptist Church.
Janice will be laid to rest next to her husband Don on the family’s property in Leesburg FL.

Mary Crow Pieklo, of Hornell, lost a short battle with cancer on Friday, February 18, 2022. She was surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 11, 1962, to Joan Wingert Crow and the late Spencer Crow, who passed away on January 1, 2022.
Mary was a graduate of Arkport Central School and Syracuse Business Institute where she studied to be a medical secretary. She then worked for Noyes Memorial Hospital, Dr. Al-Sinjari, and St. James Mercy Hospital. For over 30 years, Mary worked for her brother-in- law, Dr. Thomas Pieklo. Upon her retirement she worked for Our Lady of the Valley Parish and provided cleaning services for several local families. She worked for the City of Hornell as a police matron and crossing guard. She loved seeing kids safely to school, often giving them holiday treats and listening to them talk about their school day.
In 1984 she married Raymond Pieklo in Fort Benning, GA. Mary and Ray live in Hornell where they raised their two children and are faithful communicants of Our Lady of the Valley Parish. Mary was deeply involved in her community, always offering help to others. She was a member of the Hornell Business and Professional Women, the past Regent of Catholic Daughters of America, and a member of the Ladies of Columbus. Mary enjoyed her volunteer work with Faith in Action and the Community Sunday Meal Program.
Mary loved spending time with her grandchildren. She let them make messes doing craft projects, played pretend, listened to them read and talk for hours, and was a constant source of chocolate and snuggles. She enjoyed gardening, volunteering her time, biking, hiking, exploring regional parks, and exercising at the Hornell YMCA. She also enjoyed traveling to South Carolina and Minnesota to visit family.
Mary was predeceased by her father, Spencer Crow of Murrells Inlet, SC; her grandmother, Zaida Welch and her step-grandfather, George Welch, both of Hornell.
Mary is survived by her husband of 38 years, Raymond Pieklo of Hornell; mother, Joan Crow of Murrells Inlet, SC; brother, Lee Crow of Virginia Beach, VA and sisters, Rebecca Rose of Hornell and Suzanne Larochelle (Richard) of Lunenburg, MA. She is also survived by her two children, Mary Stenson (Matthew) of St. Joseph, MN and Matthew (Brittany South) of Spartanburg, SC. Mary loved spending time with her five grandchildren, Colten and Rohan Stenson and Lucas, Greyson, and Isabelle Pieklo. Mary is also survived by several brothers and sisters- in- law, nieces, and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family at St. Ann’s Church, 31 Erie Ave., Hornell where a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for both Mary and her father, Spencer Crow at 10 a.m. this Friday, February 25, 2022. Committal prayers and interment for Mary and Spencer will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Town of Fremont.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Mary’s name to Our Lady of the Valley Parish, 27 Erie Ave., Hornell, NY 14843 or Faith In Action of Steuben County, P.O. Box 117 Hornell, NY 14843. Additionally, donations in remembrance of Spencer Crow may be made to the Hornell YMCA, 18 Center St., Hornell, NY 14843. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the church.
The Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home, 285 Main St., Hornell is honored to assist Mary and Spencer’s family with the arrangements.
To leave your own personal remembrance or condolence you may click on the link below or visit the Facebook page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home.

Susan D. (Amidon) Smith, 71, of County Route 46, passed away peacefully the morning of February 8, 2022 at U of R Medicine, St. James Hospital surrounded by her family.
Born in Hornell, October 18, 1950, she was the daughter of Clifford and Helen (Morey) Amidon.
Susan is survived by her husband; Bruce V. Smith of 52 years, whom she married November 28, 1969. Her children; Debra S. (David) Nye, Bruce C. Smith (Gretchen), Shawnta D. (Jerry) Carney, her grandchildren; Nicholas, Emily, Jesse, Xavior, Stephanie, Cassidy, Jasmine and Laura, her great grandchild; Kayden. Nieces and Nephews; Richard and Michael Amidon, Nancy Lee Groenendaal, Larry Amidon, and Bella Lucas, several great nephews and niece, one brother; Ron (Mary) Amidon and her Furbaby; Sadie. She was predeceased by her parents; Clifford and Helen Amidon, brother and sister-in-law; Richard and Bella (Nancy) Amidon, brother; Clifford Amidon, father and mother-in-law, Clifford and Bertha Smith, her Furbabies; Sandy & Shelby whom she miss dearly.
Susan enjoyed many things in her life but a few were her favorites; riding the Trike with her husband, casual drives with her husband taking in the scenery, and grabbing some KFC out in their travels, camping, especially her little piece of heaven up on top of her hill where she enjoyed most of her summers, going to the Steam Pageant every year to camp, shopping on QVC, and her flowers and flower pots, flower beds and hanging baskets.
Over the years of Susan’s life up until her retirement, she was enjoyed at several businesses. She will be fondly remembered for her happy personality at Andy’s Sub Shop and her loyal customers she served.
To send a remembrance to the family, please visit www.brownandpowersfuneralhomes.com or on Facebook@brownpowersfh. The family is being assisted by Gerald R. Brown, Director at Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home of Hornell.
At Susan’s request, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. The immediate family will have a private burial in the spring at the Arkport Heritage Hill Cemetery.

Barbara “Barb” Carnes Scharett, age 74, passed away in her Hendersonville North Carolina home surrounded by her family on Saturday, January 15, 2022. Barbara was born at Millard Filmore Hospital in Buffalo NY. She was the daughter of Oakley M. and G. Virginia Carnes, and was the youngest of their four children.
Barbara received her education at Arkport Central School. Her first job was at Travelers Insurance Company in Rochester NY. She also spent several years working for the family business Air Vent Aluminum in Arkport, NY. After her move to North Carolina, she worked in downtown Asheville at NCNB Bank in their trust department. Barbara ventured out on her own and started her own medical transcription business, which she ran until she retired in 2014.
Barbara met the love of her life John “Jack” Scharett in the fall of 1967. They were married in Arkport NY on July 26, 1969.
Barbara was an exceptional baker and was best known for her brown bag apple pie. She had a big heart for all animals. Her laughter was infectious, and her humor was unmatched. Barbara loved her family deeply and cherished spending quality time with them. She had a big heart and made everyone feel like family.
She was preceded in death by her parents Oakley M. Carnes and G. Virginia Armstrong Carnes. Her brother Ronald J. Carnes and her sister V. Lynnette Carnes Beman.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years John Murray Scharett of Hendersonville, NC. Her daughter Karen Lynne Scharett Secor and Michael Secor of Peachtree City, Georgia. Her son Michael John Scharett of Candler NC. Her Grandchildren Kylie Sweigart of Charlotte, NC. Jonathan A. Secor of Starkville, MS. Brayden O. Scharett of Joint Base Lewis-McChord Washington. Adam M. Secor of Murfreesboro, TN. Benjamin O. Scharett of Joint Base Lewis-McChord Washington. Zachary H. Secor of Peachtree City, GA . Brother Robert E. Carnes of Hendersonville, NC.
The services for Barbara will take place 1PM at Maple Ridge Baptist Church 133 Medford Brand Road in Candler, NC. In lieu of flowers, Barbara had requested that donations be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project.


Debra Pryor Healey – (63) – of 531 Dungan Road, Hornell, NY (Town of Bishopville), died early Friday morning (January 28, 2022) at her home, following a long and courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Born in North Hornell on November 8, 1958, she was the daughter of Jesse & Audrey (Myhers) Pryor.
Debra grew up in Arkport and was a graduate of Arkport Central School (class of 1976). While in high school, she loved playing sports, including softball & volleyball.
She was employed and later served as office manager at Hornell Agway Store in Hornell. She also served as manager of Wilson Farms Convenience Store in Hornell.
Debra enjoyed knitting & crocheting and created beautiful Afghans which she gave to family & friends. For several years she donated her time to the youth of the community by serving as softball coach. She was a member of the Arkport American Legion.
She was married on July 10, 1999 to Kevin T. Healey who survives.
In addition to her husband, Debra is survived by her children, Jon Faulkner of Rochester and Lyndsey Faulkner of Rochester; 3 brothers, Scott Pryor of Atlanta, GA, Mike Pryor of Raleigh, NC and Jay (Kelly Riome) Pryor of Rochester, NY; 1 sister, Donna (Jeff) Sherwood of Bath, NY; several nieces & nephews.
At Debra’s request there will be no calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.
Debra’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843.

David G. Wheeler, “Wheelie” – 67 years of age, passed away late Tuesday night, December 28, 2021.
Wheelie was born on February 27, 1954, in Elmira, the son of William and Anita (Geer) Wheeler. He grew up in Arkport and graduated from high school in 1972. Soon after graduation Wheelie moved to Wayland and has been a resident ever since, commonly referred to as the “Mayor of Patchinville.” He worked at the Gunlocke Company for many years, often travelling to repair custom orders until he retired as a group leader in the specialty shop.
Motorcycles were his life! Starting with dirt bikes as a child he then grew up to become an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast. Rain or shine he loved riding! Equally he also enjoyed building, repairing, and painting Harley’s. Many bikes in the local area were painted by Wheelie. He also applied his great artistic skills and attention to detail to a variety of projects. He especially enjoyed model building. Wheelie was a member of both the NCA Club and the Wayland Rod& Gun Club where he served as treasurer for many years. And of course, he always enjoyed a cold Coors Light and a cigarette!
Wheelie was pre-deceased by his parents, William, and Anita Wheeler; and a brother Michael “Bummer” Wheeler. He is survived by his daughters; Casey Wheeler and Laura Wheeler, both of Rochester. His “match and life partner” Deb Arrison of Wayland; her son DouglasOwens of Springwater. His siblings Sandy (John) Sleggs of Cuba, Susan (John) Skillman of Penn Yan, Kathryn (Dick) Russell of Hornell and Eric Wheeler of Arkport; his sister-in-law Debbie Wheeler of Almond. The mother of his daughters, Denise Hartman of Canadice. Several nieces and nephews; and especially his dog, Daisy.
Wheelie’s family and friends may call Saturday January 15, 2022 from 1-3pm at the St. George-Forsythe Funeral Home, 109 West Naples St., Wayland. His funeral service will take place immediately following at 3pm at the funeral home, followed by a celebration of life at the Wayland Rod & Gun Club.
In lieu of flowers, contributionsin memory of David ”Wheelie” Wheeler may be made to Faith in Action, 20 Broadway Mall, Hornell, NY 14843 or to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Loisann Olecharski, 89, of the Burns Road, passed away early Wednesday evening (Dec. 8, 2021) at St. James Hospital in Hornell.
Born in the Village of Canaseraga on Feb. 27, 1932, she was a daughter of the late William and Olive (Spencer) Kiley. In 1952, after graduating from high school she was married to James “Bud” Henry who predeceased her in 1968 and in 1970 she was married to Frank Olecharski, who predeceased her in 1985. Besides her parents and husbands, she was also predeceased by her three children, Darcy Henry, Zachary Henry and Christine Byron: also three brothers, Donald Kiley, James Kiley and William Kiley.
A graduate of Canaseraga Central School, Loisann formerly resided in New London, Conn. and has resided in the Arkport/Canaseraga are for most of her life.
Before retiring she was employed as a housekeeper at the former Coachlight Motel in Hornell and was a former member of the Canaseraga American Legion Auxiliary.
Her surviving loving family includes 11 children, Dennis (Elaine) Henry of South Carolina, Lisa (Donel) Howe of Arkport, Tammy Henry (Eric Ide) of Burns, Todd Henry of Ft. Myers, Fla., Roderick (Bonnie) Henry of Arkport, Barry (Sheila) Henry of Arkport, Julie (Daniel) Smith of Alfred Station, Jodi Henry of Arkport, Wendy Henry of Burns, Toni (Daniel) Johnson of Almond and Keely Olecharski (Stephen Connelly) of Arkport; also many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; four siblings, Roger (Sandy) Kiley of Canaseraga, Errol Newville of Silver Springs, NY, Marilyn “Mickey” Oliver of Manchester, NY and Janice White of Arkport; as well as her nieces, nephews and cousins.
To honor her wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Interment will be in the Canaseraga Cemetery. In lieu of flowers those wishing may contribute in her memory to their favorite charity.
The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell is honored to assist Loisann’s family with the arrangements.
Online condolences or remembrances of Loisann are welcome below or at www.bishopandjohnsonfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Lucy Patricia Alger, beloved and devoted wife to Robert “Bob” Alger, passed away Thursday (Oct. 7, 2021).
Born in Hornell on Aug. 19, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Mamie (Vegard) Sciotti. She grew up in Arkport after living in Hornell for a few early years and attended Arkport Central School. She married Robert “Bob” Alger on March 2, 1957, her husband of 61 years. They have known each other since the seventh grade, over 73 years!
She worked for the Crowley Dairy before starting her family which she was devoted to her whole life. She loved spending time with her husband Bob in the house that he built and this was very special to her. She said once she had children this became her calling in life and she was the best mother anyone could ask for. She was a devout Catholic and often attended daily mass at St. Ann’s Church of Our Lady of the Valley Parish in Hornell.
She is predeceased by her husband, Bob Alger. She was a devoted mother and leaves behind her son, Robert Alger and wife Joanlee of Avon, CT and daughter, Nancy Houy and husband Jeff of Arkport.
She leaves behind many loving grandchildren including Eric and Max Houy and Robert and Lauren Alger.
She is predeceased by her sisters, Ann Marie Whitman and Angela Caldwell and her brother Nicholas Sciotti.
There will be no public calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to join her family at St. Ann’s Church, 31 Erie Ave., Hornell, where a Mass of Christin Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday (Oct. 15, 2021); the Rev. Stan Kacprzak will be the celebrant, assisted by Deacon Robert McCormick. Unvaccinated people are kindly asked to wear a face mask at the church. Thank you for understanding. Private interment and committal prayers will follow at Heritage Hill Cemetery, Arkport. There will be a “Celebration of Life” lunch served at the The Main Place, 251 Main St., Hornell, for anyone who would like to attend.
Those wishing may contribute in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (for memorial contributions will be available at the church.www.stjude.org).Envelopes
The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell is honored to assist Lucy’s family with the arrangements.
 
Rosemary L. Burley – 74 – of 8938 County Route 52, Arkport, NY (Town of Burns), died unexpectedly Tuesday evening (October 5, 2021) at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville where she had been taken by ambulance after being stricken at home.
Born in Hornell on September 16, 1947, she was the daughter of Lester & Delores (Manhart) Wing.
Rosemary grew up in Arkport and was a graduate of Arkport Central School (class of 1966). She was married on September 24, 1966 to Francis “Fran” Burley who survives. For 21 years, Rosemary & Fran resided in many locations following the path that his US Navy career led them. Some of these locations included New York, Virginia, California, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Florida, returning to the Arkport area in 2002.
A devoted member of the United Methodist Church on Webbs Crossing Road, Rosemary was a member of the attendance committee and taught Sunday School for children. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Canaseraga American Legion. Rosemary was a talented “craft worker” who enjoyed sewing, knitting and creating beautiful quilts. She was also a talented artist who enjoyed painting and loved writing children’s literature. She was an excellent cook and loved watching Tennis matches on TV.
Rosemary was preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Holbrook.
Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Francis “Fran” Burley; 2 sons, Lester Burley of Hornell and Gregory (Missy) Burley of Jacksonville, FL; 1 sister, Marjorie McDaniel of Canisteo; 4 grandchildren, Abbie Burley, Allen Burley, Andrew Burley and Jackson Burley; several nieces & nephews.
The family of Rosemary L. Burley will receive friends on Saturday (October 9, 2021) from 11:00 AM until 12:00 (Noon) at the United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Webbs Crossing Road and North Main Street Ext. A Memorial Service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 12:00 Noon with Rev. Lenny Fuller officiating.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.
Rosemary’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to the United Methodist Church, 7528 North Main St. Ext., Hornell, NY 148943.

Ronald E. Kennell, 80 of Oak Hill Street, passed away peacefully on Monday (September 27, 2021) at UR St. James hospital.
He was born in Dansville on May 21, 1941 the son of Clarence W. Kennell and Dorothy M. (Tousley) Kennell, and was a lifelong area resident. Ronald started out his career working for Kenny Cornell Construction, and then went onto the Village of Arkport DPW for 28+ years, and held the role of Superintendent upon retirement, also elected Hornellsville Town Council for 24 years, holding the position Deputy Supervisor, the Hornellsville Highway Commissioner for 12 years, the Hornellsville Public Safety Fire Commissioner for 7 years. He was a life member of the Arkport Hose Company and past Fire Chief of 15 years. Ronald was also a member of the Steuben County Fire Association, where he also held the position of Past President. Adding to his list of accomplishments he was a councilman of the Hornellsville Town Board, a caretaker for the Arkport Cemetery “Heritage Hills Cemetery”, and also served on the Arkport Zoning Board. He was an avid NASCAR (especially the late Dale Earnhardt) and enjoyed hunting, and bowling.
He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Clarence “Sunny” Kennell Jr., 2 sisters Mary Kenyon, and Jean Gribbin and his great grandson Christopher O’Dell.
He is survived by his wife Dena (Green) Kennell whom he married on April 16, 2004, his son Ronald (Barbara) Kennell, Corrina (Chris) Lasnick, his step children Ralph and Sherry Glover, Cory and Tiffany Mattison, Eric and Becki Mattison, Anita and Jim Mattison, Jason and Bethany Evingham, Aaron and Mindy Evingham, his sisters Joan Kramer, Kathryn Lyke, and Patricia Ellis, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
The family will be present to receive friends on Saturday (October 2, 2021) from 1-4pm at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home in Hornell. A Fireman’s Service will held at 3pm and a funeral service will be held at the conclusion of at 4:00pm, with Dena Stevens officiating. Burial will be at the Heritage Hills Cemetery at a later date.
To send a remembrance please visit www.brownandpowersfuneralhomes.com or on Facebook @brownpowersfh, the family is being assisted by director Chester A. Gosper IV.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Arkport Hose Company PO Box 3 Arkport NY 14807.

Richard Tuttle, Class of 1950 – No obituary available.

Christine M. Rhone, 82, of Cream Hill Rd. went to her heavenly home on Thursday, September 3, 2021 at her home surrounded by the love, comfort and care of her family.
Christine was born December 7, 1938 in Danbury, CT. to the late Robert and Grace (Barnum) Christopher. She was a graduate of Bethel High School class of 1956. On July 6, 1957 in Danbury, CT she married John Rhone who predeceased her on April 7, 2010. She was also predeceased by an infant son William A. Rhone in 1960, a sister Barbara Ann Christopher and an infant brother Robert Christopher.
Christine was secretary to the principal at Arkport Central School for many years until her retirement in 1993. She was a very loyal and dedicated member of the Buena Vista Wesleyan Church. Her interests included playing the piano and organ at church, volunteering at several local nursing homes playing the piano and participating in ministries with Pastor Daniel Pickering and his wife Joyce. She also enjoyed attending musicals and sporting events her grandchildren were involved with.
Christine is survived by two sons James (Lynn) Rhone of Penn Yan and Jeffrey (Patti) Rhone of Macedon, and a daughter Suzanne (James) Watson of Phoenix, N.Y. 10 grandchildren: Kyle Rhone, Matthew (Samantha) Rhone, Abigail (Timothy) Eckert, Emily and Jessica Rhone, Patrick and Michael Redmond, Andrew and Taylor Rodbourn and Lindsey (Shane) Crandall, one great granddaughter Sophia Eckert.
Christine is also survived by a sister, Mary (Dave) Snell of Oxford, ME, and a brother Ronald (Dorothy) Christopher of Carmel and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to acknowledge Christine’s loving companion and friend, Gilbert Yates of Arkport, who, with his children and grandchildren, shared their time and love with Christine for several years.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Friday, October 8th at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main St. in Canisteo and from 4-5 pm Saturday, October 9th, at the Buena Vista Wesleyan Church, 6034 Cty. Rte. 69 Canisteo, where a celebration of life will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 5:00 pm with Pastor Daniel Pickering officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Fremont Cemetery, Stephens Mills.
Memorial contributions in Christine’s name may be made to either the Buena Vista Wesleyan Church, 6034 Cty. Rte. 69 Canisteo, N.Y. 14823, the Fremont Vol. Fire Dept. P.O. Box 462, Arkport, N.Y. 14807 or to Care First, 3805 Meads Creek rd. Painted Post, N.Y. 14870.

Edith Piatt, age 92 of Arkport passed away peacefully Wednesday (Sep. 1, 2021) at Updyke’s Willow Ridge in Hornell where she received wonderful and compassionate care.
Edith was born in Queens Village, Long Island on August 6, 1929, daughter of the late Frederick and Helen (Schultz) Ross. She was also predeceased by her husband of 68 years, James D. Piatt, her one sister, Dorothy Shay, and son-in-law, Ron Acciari.
Edith is survived by her brother, Frederick (Barb) Ross; seven children, Catherine (Dan) Baschmann, Susan Acciari, James (Colleen) Piatt, Steven (Mercedes) Piatt, David (Jenni) Piatt, Robert (Anna Marie) Piatt, Bill (Suzanne) Piatt; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren
Edith worked for Household Finance Corp. in Manhattan and Seattle as a secretary/bookkeeper. After raising her family, she worked part time for six years at Arkport Central School. She was a long time member of the Arkport Presbyterian Church serving as a Trustee, Deacon and assisting with the MOPS program. She was a dedicated participant in the Ladies Saturday morning Bible Study and Prayer Group. She was committed to visiting the sick and driving for Faith in Action with her husband.
Edith was a member of Wise Wives and Home Bureau, and enjoyed quilting, gardening, reading, bowling, round and square dancing, and family “get togethers.” She was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, and sister whom always welcomed friends and family into her home, and for decades was affectionately recognized throughout the village taking nightly walks arm in arm with her husband, Jim.
To honor her wishes there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to join her family at the Arkport Presbyterian Church, 15 Main St., Arkport for a celebration of Edith’s life at 10:30 a.m. Friday (Sept. 17, 2021) with Pastor Bruce Incze officiating. Unvaccinated people are kindly asked to wear a face mask. Thank you for understanding. Private interment will be in Heritage Hill Cemetery, Arkport.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in her memory to the Arkport Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 6, Arkport, NY 14807. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the church.

Arthur E. Kromer, 56, of Elm Street in Dansville passed away Wednesday (September, 1, 2021) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
Born in Hornell, July 29, 1965, the son of Ronald and Bernice (Bowen) Kromer he had spent his early years in the Arkport and Burns area before moving to Dansville where he had resided for the last seven and a half years. He was a graduate of the Arkport Central School, Class of 1983 and later graduated from Boces with a degree in welding. He had been employed as a welder at Foster Wheeler for several years before working at Kraft Foods in Avon as a placer for the last eight years. He was a member of The Dansville Moose Club Lodge 1130 and enjoyed hunting as well as his New York Yankees.
He was predeceased by his parents, his sister; Bonnie Mahoney and a brother in law; Jay Plaisted.
Arthur is Survived by his significant other of the last seven and a half years; Cheryl Towner of Dansville and loved spending time with her family, her kids and her grandchildren, his ex-wife; Sandra (Timothy) Neth of Burns with whom they had four children together, one son; Adam Kromer of Hornell, three daughters; Sheila Kromer, Stacey Kromer both of Hornell and Shantel Kromer of Angelica. Also surviving are three sisters; Debbie (Ralph) Perry, Carolyn (Bob) Erwin and Shelly (Kromer) Bailor as well as one granddaughter; Mara Swan of Angelica and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
To send a remembrance to the family, please visit www.brownandpowersfuneralhomes.com or on Facebook @brownpowersfh. The family is being assisted by Anthony M. Cone, Director.
The family will be present to receive friends at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo Street, Hornell on Tuesday, September 7 from 9-11AM and from 2 until 4PM at which time Funeral services will be held with the Reverend Lenny Fuller officiating. Burial will be in Arkport Cemetery.
 
L.D. “Pete” Wilkins, age 101 of Columbus, died Thursday November 19, 2020. He was a professional pilot for Columbia Gas of Ohio. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Phyllis R. Wilkins, sons Leith Duane Wilkins and David E. Wilkins and his best companion, his West Highland Terrier Katie. He is survived by his daughter Janet (James) Everett, grandchildren Amy Wilkins, Emily (Thomas) Insko, Jonathan (Mellanie) Everett,Jason (Rochelle) Everett, Lindsay (Matthew) Lampert, and seven great-grandchildren. Pete was a member of the Worthington Presbyterian Church, Professional Pilots Association, OX5 Aviator Pioneers, and the Rythm Reelers Square Dance Club. A private funeral service with military honors will be held.
Such a wonderful gentleman with quite a story book life!
 

Miriam M. Carroll – 87 – formerly of Hornell, died early Saturday morning July 17th, 2021 at Elderwood at Hornell Nursing Facility where she had resided for the past two years.
Born in Burns, NY on May 31, 1934, she was the daughter of Raymond & Margaret (Lamonte) Wilkins.
Miriam grew up in Burns, NY and was a graduate of Arkport Central School. She later received her Certificate in Nursing from Alfred State College.
She was employed for a time as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at the former St. James Mercy Hospital and later for Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville.
Miriam was a talented and gifted artist who enjoyed painting and craft-working, often selling her wooden “works of art” that she created along with her husband Bill. She was employed for many years by the former Olin Photography in Hornell “colorizing” portraits.
She had a deep affection for all animals — especially her beloved cats. Her favorite pastime was simply spending time with her family.
In addition to her parents, Miriam was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Moss; 2 brothers, Richard Wilkins and Monte Wilkins; her sister, Barbara Bennett.
Surviving are her son, John (Eileen) Carroll of Lake Anna, VA; her brother, Harold (Christine) Wilkins of Thacherville; 1 granddaughter, Alexandra (Cory) Hall; 2 grandsons, Cameron Carroll and Gunnar (Maggie) Carroll; great granddaughter Ella Hall; many nieces & nephews.
At Miriam’s request there will be no calling hours. A private graveside service will be held at Heritage Hill Cemetery in Arkport at the convenience of the family with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.
Miriam’s family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to the Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843

Charles Simeon Kreidler “Chuck” Wellington
, 91, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 10th at Sun Valley Campground in Arkport, NY where he resided for the summer months.

Chuck was born June 26, 1930 in Hornell, NY, the son of the late Carl L. Wellington and Ruth (Kinney) Wellington. Chuck was also predeceased by a brother, Carl L. Wellington, Jr.
A graduate of Arkport Central School class of 1947, Chuck attended Cornell University before enlisting in the Army in February 1951 to serve in the Korean War. In 1954, when his enlistment was completed, SSG Wellington returned home to the family farm in Arkport and began expanding it into a modern dairy operation until his retirement and move to Port Charlotte, Florida 31 years ago.
Chuck was married for 66 years to Marlene Malter of Perkinsville, NY who survives. Together they had 5 sons: Thomas (deceased), David (Lisa) of Sterling, VA, William, James, and Randolph (Tammy) of Arkport. Chuck was the proud grandfather of: Andrew (Jordan) Wellington, Jenna (Wesley) Churchman, Zachary (Danielle) Wellington, Thomas Wellington, Dean Wellington, Sarah Wellington, and Kate Wellington. He also had 8 great-grandchildren.
Chuck served on many Steuben County committees such as the Agricultural and Stabilization Conservation Service and the Town of Dansville Board. Chuck was selected to proudly serve on the Steuben Trust Board of Directors for many years. Upon retirement from farming, Chuck enjoyed volunteering at the Military Heritage Museum in Punta Gorda, Florida as well as building theatrical sets for The Charlotte Players.
A private family ceremony will be held at a future date.
 
Robert James Clark

Virginia Beach – Robert James Clark ‘Bob’ passed away surrounded by family on July 5, 2021 in Virginia Beach. Bob was born on October 25, 1950 to Jack and Helen Clark of Arkport. He was a 1968 graduate of Arkport Central and was a graduate of Syracuse University. Bob battled many health issues throughout his life. He handled his final struggle with cancer with dignity and strength. Bob is survived by brother Peter (Jacqueline White) Clark, sisters Sharilyn (Daniel) McBride, Sandra (John) German, Maxine (Ed Alfaro) Clark and Jacqueline Clark Stewart; many nieces and nephews. Bob loved being around family.

Sally Jamison Cleveland
Sally A. Cleveland – 81 – of 8655 Rider Road, Arkport, formerly of Hornell, died Friday afternoon (June 25, 2021) at her home, following a long illness.

Born in North Hornell on December 24, 1939, she was the daughter of John & Marian (Kull) Jamison.
She resided in the Hornell – Arkport area for most of her life, lived in Horseheads for about 20 years and for the past 10 years spent the winter months in Florida.
Sally grew up in Arkport and was a graduate of Arkport Central School (class of 1957). In here younger years she helped out at her mother’s diner in Arkport and later in life was employed as a cook & housekeeper for Steuben County ARC.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and loved spending time working her rose garden.
Sally was married on June 28, 1957 to Ronald Cleveland who died in 2009. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Glenn Jamison.
Surviving are her children, Anna Marie Cleveland of Millerton, PA, Rosemary O’Neil of Yorktown, VA, Mary Beth (Jon) Peterson of Hornell, Ralph (Trisha) Cleveland of Arkport, Rachel (Nathan) Perrine of Fredericksburg, VA and Gretchen (Philip Bartlett) Cleveland of Arkport; 2 brothers, John (Rosalie) Jamison of Arkport and Wally (Susan) Jamison of Arkport; 2 sisters, Betty Bear of Hornellsville and Bonnie Snyder of Hornellsville; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces & nephews.
At Sally’s request there will be no calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.
Sally’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name.

Lori A. Isaman
Lori A. Isaman, 50, of 21 West Genesee St., Hornell, passed away Thursday evening (June 24, 2021) at her home following a lifelong battle with diabetes.
Born in North Hornell on June 11, 1971, she was the daughter of Kenneth & Sheryl (Chace) Isaman.
Lori grew up in Arkport and was a graduate of Arkport Central School (class of 1989). She later attended Alfred State College (SUNY Alfred).
For many years, Lori was employed at several area banks, including Five Star Bank, Community Bank, and Maple City Savings. She thoroughly enjoyed her banking career and interacting with the customers while working as a teller & customer service representative. She was known for her beautiful smile at the drive-thru window, and she loved nothing more than helping serve the customers of her local community.
Lori loved cats, and she loved gardening around her house. She was always eager to help anyone who needed anything. Her family and friends always said she was known to “give the shirt off her back” if anyone needed it. Her sense of humor and kindness for others exuded in her interactions with them, and she truly enjoyed people.
She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth “Ken” Isaman, who died in 2017.
Lori is survived by her son, Logan Isaman of Hornell; her mother, Sheryl Isaman of Arkport; her brother, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Isaman of Winston-Salem, NC; her sister, Stephanie Isaman of Arkport; her niece, Allison Mansell; 2 nephews, Ethan Isaman and Lucas Isaman; several aunts, uncles & cousins.
At Lori’s request, there will be no calling hours. A private Memorial Service will be held at the family’s convenience, with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.
Lori’s family would like to express their deep gratitude to all of the Emergency Medical Personnel who came to her rescue throughout the years as her diabetes worsened. These local “Super Heroes” saved her life many times. The Isaman family will never forget how wonderful and professional they were each and every time they came to Lori’s assistance.
The Isaman family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lori’s name be made to the Hornell Area Humane Society Animal Shelter, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843.

Chester Grant Burger
Avon/South Dansville – Chester G. “Chet” Burger, age 86, passed away peacefully early Wednesday
afternoon at his home in Avon. He was born in the Town of Dansville on January 8, 1935, a son of the late Dana and Ruth (Kiefer) Burger. He was predeceased by his siblings June (Ernie) Neu, Duane, Larry, and Dwight Burger. Chet was formerly employed at the Foster Wheeler Energy Corp. in Dansville as a foreman, and as butcher at multiple IGAs. He had also owned and operated the Wayside Inn Restaurant on the Wayland hill for fourteen years, retiring in 1996. He was a former member of the South Dansville Fire Department, and the Perry and Leicester fire Departments, respectively. He was a former member of the Dansville Moose Club, and the American Legion, and was honorably discharged from the National Guard. He had also served as the Secretary of the Town of Dansville planning board. He is survived by two daughters, Diana Cottom and Michelle Burger, both of Phoenix, AZ, and a son Christian (Cheri Parkhouse) Burger; grandchildren, Alysia Cottom of Columbia, SC, Philomena Burger, Russel Parkhouse, and Aerielle Parkhouse; a sister Carolyn (Dean) McCarthy, sisters-in-law Carrie Burger, and Sara Burger of Monroe, UT; former wife and long-time friend Barbara Burger; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call Thursday July 1 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Hindle Funeral Home, Inc., 271 Main St. Dansville, where services will be held at the completion of calling hours. Interment will be in Rogersville Forest Lawn Cemetery in South Dansville. Online memorials may be submitted at HindleFuneralHome.com. In lieu of flowers please make memorials to the South Dansville Volunteer Fire Department.

Jane E. Terrill
LeRoy / Campbell, NY – Jane E. Terrill,
age 93, of West Avenue, passed away early Tuesday morning (June 22, 2021) at Highland Hospital in Rochester.
She was born June 6, 1928 on the family farm in Stafford, NY, a daughter of the late Blaine and Viola Hofmann Wight.
While growing up in Stafford, Jane attended and graduated from the South Byron High School and went on to attend Houghton College, graduating with a teaching degree. She went on to a long career in teaching high school math and science before retirement. Jane ultimately moved from Campbell, NY in 2017 to The Greens in LeRoy.
Jane is survived by her sisters, Nancy (Ronald) Johns of KY and June (Richard) Mullen of Byron; step-children, Robin (Gary) Woodbury and Doc (Jackie) Terrill; step-grandchildren, Nathan (Michele) Terrill and Matthew Terrill, along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Warren Terrill and her sisters, Evelyn (Cal) Waterman, Mary (Charles) Torrey and Grace (Norman) Phelps.
A special thank you to her nurse, Beth and caregivers, Katie and Shannon, as well as the staff at Highland Hospital’s 5th Floor Blue-West.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
Contributions in memory of Jane are suggested to St. Ann’s Foundation, “In memory of Jane Terrill of The Greens”, 1500 Portland Ave., Rochester, NY 14621 or the Thurston Fire Company, “First Responders”, 7475 Co. Rt. 333, Campbell, NY 14821.


Mary E. Wyant
Mary E. Wyant – 96 – formerly of Arkport, NY, died early Tuesday morning (June 5, 2018) at Hornell Gardens, where she had resided for the past three years.

Born in Scranton, PA on August 27, 1921, she was the daughter of James & Frieda (Reese) O’Brien.  Mary grew up in Rockaway, NJ and was a graduate of Rockaway High School (class of 1939). While living in Rockaway, she had been employed in the office at Four-In-One Company.

She was married on March 4, 1946 to Raymond Wyant who died December 7, 2009. Shortly after they were married, Ray & Mary moved to Arkport, NY. For many years, Mary was a stay-at-home mother, raising her three sons. When her youngest son started school, Mary decided to return to the workforce. For 18 years, she was employed at the Arkport Central School as a Guidance Department Secretary, retiring in 1980.
Mary was an avid “TV Sports Fan” who enjoyed watching nearly all sporting events on Television. She especially liked rooting for the New York Yankees and the Buffalo Bills. For many years she enjoyed her time playing cards with family & friends.
Surviving are three sons, James (Kay Marie) Wyant of Arkport, William (Susan) Wyant of Waterloo, NY and Raymond (Kim) Wyant of Arkport; 1 sister, Jean Ruter of Rockaway, NJ;
3 grandchildren, Lauren Wyant, Jason Wyant and Steven Wyant; several nieces & nephews.
At Mary’s request there will be no calling hours. A private graveside service will be held at Heritage Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.
Mary’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to either the Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843 or the Hornell YMCA, 18 Center St., Hornell, NY 14843.


Bobbie Kromer Mahoney
Bonnie R. (Kromer) Mahoney, 61, went home to heaven on June 9, 2021.She was born in North Hornell the daughter of Ronald Kromer and Norma Bowen Kromer. Bonnie was a lifelong area resident, graduating from Arkport Central School “Class of 1978, and then went on to graduate from Olean Business Institute. Bonnie married Jay Plaisted June 11, 1983, and was predeceased by him in 2009. She had attended the Burns Community Church and most recently was attending the Fresh Start Church in Hornell. She had worked as a CNA in the Home Health Field for many years. Bonnie loved family get- togethers and holidays. All her family was very important to her. Her nieces and nephews brought great joy to her life.

She was predeceased by her first husband Jay Plaisted, her maternal grandparents Clifford and Irma Bowen, paternal grandparents Arthur and Ruth Kromer, her father Ronald Kromer, and her mother Norma Kromer.
She is survived by her husband Joseph R. Mahoney whom she married August 30, 2014, her sisters Deborah (Ralph) Perry, Carolyn (Robert) Erwin, Shelly Kromer Bailor, her brother Arthur (Cheryl Towner) Kromer as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will be present to receive friends on June 22, 2021 at the Fresh Start Church on Maple Street in Hornell from 1-3pm with a Memorial Service to follow at 3:00pm, with Pastor Matt Sassano and Pastor Karmon Wood to officiate. Burial will be at Heritage Hills Cemetery in Arkport.
To send a remembrance please visit www.brownandpowersfuneralhomes.com or on Facebook @brownpowersfh, the family is being assisted by director Chester A. Gosper.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Family Life Network and Ministries PO Box 506 Bath NY 14810.

Raymond Gene Bertalon
Raymond G. Bertalon age 69, passed away Thursday May 27, 2021, at FF Thompson Memorial Hospital in Canandaigua.
He was born in Hornell on August 14, 1951, a son of the late Charles and Dorothy Bertalon. On June 20, 1970, he was married to the former Helen (Jones) Bertalon. Ray was a man of great Faith! He served his Lord in many ways. His family was his number 1 priority, he wanted to leave a legacy of his works and that he did.
Ray was a masterful talented welder and fabricator who enjoyed creating works of art. He was able to share his talents with others and even had a US Patented trailer hitch design. He was employed as the store manager at Jackson Welding Supply in Avon.
Ray was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and friend to many. He is survived by his wife of fifty-one years, Helen (Jones) Bertalon; a son Craig (Tracy) Bertalon and a daughter Tina (Paul) Mahus; a sister Rissa (Andy) Polklinkowski, six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews
Friends may call from 4-7 PM Friday JULY 30, 2021 at the Hindle Funeral Home Funeral Inc., 271 Main St. Dansville. A memorial service will be held Saturday July 31 at 11:00am at the Fresh Start Church, 34 Maple Street Hornell NY. A luncheon will follow at 2:00pm at the Heath Homestead 4760 Ossian Hill Road, Dansville. Online memorials may be at HindleFuneralHome.com.
In lieu of flowers please make memorials to the Fresh Start Church, 34 Maple Street Hornell NY 14843.

Gary T. Dye
Gary T. Dye of 1452 Sharps Hill Rd., Hornell, (Town of Fremont) died Tuesday afternoon (April 27, 2021) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, following a long illness.
Born in North Hornell on February 8, 1967, he was the son of the former Betsey Kilbury and Forrest Dye.
Gary grew up in Fremont and was a graduate of Arkport Central School (class of 1985). From a young age, he was introduced to the workings of his family business, Frost Lee Dairy Farm. While in high school, Gary developed a strong work ethic while working on the family farm and continued for many years following high school graduation.
Following the sale of Frost Lee Dairy Farm, Gary began working for the Town of Fremont, first as an equipment operator and later serving as Supervisor of the Road Crew. He was later employed as a cement truck operator in Mt. Morris and an equipment operator for Briggs Dairy Farm and Hendee Homestead, both of Fremont.
Throughout the years he developed a deep love for the Town of Fremont where he served as a life-member of the Fremont Fire Department and many years as Chief. For over 20 years, Gary served on the Fremont Board of Appeals and was also a member of the Fremont Cemetery Association.
Gary was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church. He loved getting together with his family and friends during “deer season”, simply enjoying each other’s company and being in the “great outdoors.” He will be remembered as a “peacekeeper” who could always see both sides of any debate or argument. He simply wanted everyone to “get along” and put their differences behind them.
A self-proclaimed “Jack of All Trades”, Gary could fix just about anything. He enjoyed spending countless hours in his workshop (which held tools too numerous to count), simply tinkering and working on various projects. He also loved helping his family and friends with anything that they needed. He will be sadly missed by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing him!!
Gary was preceded in death by his son, John E. Dye who died May 2, 2011; his step-father, Floyd Farley; his mother-in-law, Patricia Hale; his father-in-law, Roland Hale; his brother-in-law, Khalid Ashraf.
He was married on December 9, 1988 to the former Ann Hale who survives. Also surviving are his daughter, Danielle “Dani” (Lance) Rawlings of Pompano Beach, FL; his mother, Betsey Farley of Hornell; his father Forrest (Mary) Dye of Lee, FL; 1 brother, Barry (Mary) Dye of Hornell; his step-sister, Kelly (Dean) Wightman of Prattsburg, NY; his in-laws, Mary (Dale) Pena of Hilton Head, SC and Lisa (Brooks) Crankshaw of Wilmette, IL; 2 nieces, Courtney Ashraf and Aline Crankshaw; 1 nephew, Patrick (Tricia) Wightman.
At Gary’s request there will be no calling hours. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday (May 8, 202) at 11:00 AM at St. Ann’s Church with final interment of Gary, along with his son, John, in the Fremont Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.
The Memorial Service for Gary T. Dye will be streamed via YouTube and can be viewed on the Dagon Funeral Home Facebook page on Monday, May 8, 2021 at 11:00 AM by visiting www. facebook.com/dagonfuneralhome The video will remain available for viewing on our Facebook page for 30 days.
Gary’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to either the Fremont Fire Department or the Fremont Cemetery Association
Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Nancy Kame Estey Willard, a member of the class of 1964.

Nancy Kame Willard
MANCHESTER: Passed away on April 7, 2021 at 76 years old. Born in Hornell, NY to Floyd and Elizabeth Kame. Nancy was also predeceased by her husband, Walter Willard; brother, Max.
Nancy is survived by her children, Allen (Chris) Estey and Cathy (Bob) Estey, Mary Jo (Dan) Evans, Tracey (Darrell) Burns; grandchildren Daniel Evans, Michael Reader and Stephanie (AJ) Groot; great grandchildren Baylee and Madilynn Groot; sister, Yvonne (Thurlow) Smith.
Nancy retired from the Newark Wal-Mart after 20 years. She enjoyed spending her time with her family and good friends at her camp in Junius Ponds. Nancy enjoyed cooking for and being with her family.
There will be a private service held for family and close friends on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at the Murphy Funeral & Cremation Macedon Chapel, 1040 Route 31, Macedon, New York 14502. To leave the family an online condolence, please visit Nancy’s tribute wall, www.murphyfuneralservices.com
 
Doris Odell Stewart
Doris N. Stewart – 92 – formerly of Hornell, died Thursday afternoon (March 4, 2021) at the Penfield Place Nursing Facility in Penfield, NY, where she had resided for the past year.
Born in North Hornell on August 28, 1928, she was the daughter of Everett & Eileen (O’Laughlin) Odell.
Doris grew up in the Hornell / Arkport area and was a graduate of Arkport Central School (class of 1946). Following high school graduation, she was employed as a bookkeeper & office worker for New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG).
She was married on October 14, 1946 to Harold J. Stewart who died October 16, 2006. For several years, Doris was proud to be a “Stay at Home Mom” and was active in her children’s activities such as Camp Fire Girls, school & sporting events and PTA.
Throughout the years, Doris became involved in her husband’s businesses, serving as bookkeeper for the former Esso Gas Station and later as bookkeeper for Stewart’s Service Station.
She enjoyed knitting & quilting and was known for making beautiful Christmas stockings. She was an avid reader (especially novels) and was a die-hard NY Yankee Fan.
In later years, Doris & Harold spent the winter months in Lakeland, FL and the summer months at their home on Waneta Lake near Hammondsport, NY. She resided in Rochester for the past three years.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Thomas Stewart who died in 1951; 2 sisters, Connie Leyman and Norma Michaels; 1 brother, Francis Odell.
Surviving are her children: Cyndi (Don) Besig of Macedon, NY, Richard (Faith) Stewart of Ravena, NY, Martin (Patty) Stewart of Cincinnati, OH, Scott (Debi) Stewart of Hornell and Julie Stewart Rubin of Huntington Bay, NY. Grandchildren: Sharon (Tim) Frederick, Lori Besig, Kevin (Sarah) Besig, Sarah Stewart, Sally Stewart, Bradley (Victoria) Stewart, Jason Stewart, Brian (Laurie) Stewart, Melissa (Tom) Fay, Todd (Sarah) Rubin, Caitlin Rubin, Chelsea Rubin. Great-grandchildren: Alexis Frederick, Aidan Frederick, Addison James, Zoe James, Taylor Besig, Jade Keel, Gryphon Keel, Aiden Stewart, Quinn Stewart, Gideon Stewart, Poppy Stewart, Asher Rubin, Levi Rubin, Tyler Fay, Austin Fay and Isabella Fay; sister-in-law Beverly White and many nieces & nephews.
The family of Doris N. Stewart will receive friends on Saturday from 12:00 PM (noon) until 1:00PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. Private funeral & committal services will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev Laura Fry and Rev. Harry Heintz officiating. Burial will be in Heritage Hill Cemetery, Arkport.
The Funeral Service for Doris Stewart will be streamed via YouTube and can be viewed on the Dagon Funeral Home Facebook page on Saturday at 2:00 PM by visiting

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Thomas Springett
Thomas B. Springett, age 75 of Ellsworth, WI, died on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at his residence. Tom was born January 5, 1946, in Hornell, New York, to parents William and Ida (Bissell) Springett. He attended school in Arkport, NY, graduating from Arkport Central with the Class of 1965. Tom furthered his education at Corning University with an emphasis in mechanical engineering. Tom was united in marriage to Treasa Schommer on June 29, 1991, in Henrietta, NY.

Tom spent thirty-three years in Research and Development engineering and leadership with the Eastman-Kodak Company, retiring in 1998. After retiring, Tom was able to focus more time enjoying his life-long passion of owning and raising draft horses. For the past thirty plus years, he spent time breeding, raising, and showing the magnificent Percheron draft horses all across the United States and Canada, competing in all performance and halter classes, most notably with the six- and eight-horse hitch of registered mares. Tom was a good athlete growing up, and excelled as a pitcher in baseball, where he went on to pitch at the collegiate level. As a sports fan, he followed the New York Yankees, as well as the Dallas Cowboys. Tom also had a love for the outdoors, and especially hunting white-tailed deer. Tom will always be remembered for his deep love of his family and friends.
Tom is survived by his wife Treasa; his children, Greta Springett, Kati Springett, and Nathan (fiancée Cara) Springett; granddaughters, Olivia and Alexis; sister, Alayne (Lew) Hess; as well as many other relatives and friends.
Tom was preceded in death by his father and mother, William and Ida (Bissell) Springett, and his sister, Laura (Springett) Emo.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, and with the safety and concern for others in mind, a private family service will be held. Tom’s final place of rest will be the Clayfield Cemetery in Ellsworth, WI. Memorials honoring Tom will be directed at the discretion of the family. Services are entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Funeral Home of Ellsworth.
 
Kenneth G/ Brutsman

Kenneth Glee Brutsman, 74, of Phoenix, AZ passed away unexpectedly in his home on February 22, 2021. The world has lost a loving husband, amazing father, proud grandfather, and faithful friend.
Ken graduated from Arkport Central School (Arkport,NY) in 1965 and after attending Alfred University (Alfred,NY), he operated his own dairy farm in Arkport, NY. On February 14, 1970, he married the former Mary Elizabeth Hurlbut. Farming was in Ken’s blood, but he and his wife sold the farm and moved to Georgia where he pursued a degree in agriculture at the University of Georgia. After college, Ken spent many years serving the farming community of Madison, GA where he worked in agricultural sales. He involved his children in 4-H lamb showing and eventually acquired a small flock of sheep and a chicken farm. Ken fell in love with the desert of Arizona after visiting the state, so he and his wife left Georgia and began a new adventure in Phoenix, Arizona. Ken started a vending business and later became a valued employee at Quality Equipment and Spray, where he was employed until his death.
Ken embodied faithfulness in his actions. Ken was faithfully married to the love of his life for 43 years, until she lost her battle with cancer. He loved his children unconditionally, and they could always count on him for advice and support. His friends knew him to be dependable and loyal. His faithfulness as a man was rooted in his relationship with his Savior. He was a long-standing member of Sandy Creek Baptist Church in Madison, GA until he relocated to Arizona. Until his death, he was a member of Open Door Fellowship in Phoenix, AZ.
Ken was a humble man of few words, but he had a big heart, especially for those he loved. In his free time, he enjoyed spending time with his family, tinkering on projects in his garage, reading the Bible, westerns, biographies, and political commentaries, visiting museums, and experiencing the beauty of Arizona’s desert wilderness.
Ken is reunited with his loving wife Mary Elizabeth Hurlbut Brutsman and his parents, Marjorie Mary Ross Brutsman and Ronald Glee Brutsman in heaven. He is survived by his two children, Marjorie (Jeff) Atkinson of Madison, GA and Kirtus (Debby) Brutsman of Phoenix, AZ, five grandchildren (Elizabeth, Samuel, Jake, Lillian, Cole) and one great grandchild (Asher), a sister Melanie Brown and brother Melvin (Grace) Brutsman, both from Lafayette, Indiana, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial will be held on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 at 4pm at Camelback Bible Church, East Lawn. 3900 E. Stanford Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Gideons International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading the gospel of Christ throughout the world. Address: The Gideons International, In Memory of Ken Brutsman, PO Box 214, Madison, GA 30650.

Sally Briggs Fox
Sally J. Fox, 88 years of age, passed away early Sunday afternoon, December 13, 2020 at Conesus Lake Nursing Home in Livonia. Sally was born April 25, 1932 in Arkport, the daughter of Leo H. and Alice (Austin) Briggs. She grew up in Arkport and graduated from high school there. Sally and Joseph Fox Jr. were married October 14, 1950 and together celebrated over 67 years of marriage prior to Joe passing away in February of 2018. She moved to Wayland upon their marriage and stayed there until her recent move to the nursing home. Sally and Joe owned and operated Joe Fox Farms for several decades. She loved working on the farm and did just about anything! Sally’s hobbies were many. She enjoyed ceramics, especially Santa Claus ceramics…she made a different Santa for her daughters, daughters-in-law, and granddaughters every Christmas for over 20 years. Sally was a Girl Scout Leader; and she ran the cake booth at St. Joseph’s Summer Festival for years. Sally loved to help people whenever she could; especially at their time of need. She was the leader of the St. Joseph’s Church funeral dinner program; a volunteer service that was appreciated by so many people and assisted them at their time of grief. Sally also lived for her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Of significance also was her love of shoes! Sally had a pair of shoes for every outfit she had and you could count on her looking like a million bucks…Class with a capital “C”! Sally was also a phenomenal cook! You could always catch her peeling potatoes for her famous hot German potato salad or apples for apple pie. Sally made so many pies and desserts that no one else could match. Sally was pre-deceased by her parents; her husband Joseph Fox Jr.; her daughters, Reneé Fox and Deborah Repka; and her son, Andrew Fox; her siblings, Leo Briggs, Muriel Hurlbut and Anne Armindinger. She is survived by her children, Daniel (Rose) Fox of Wayland, Jane (David) Mehlenbacher of Cohocton and Joseph M. Fox of N. Chili; her son-in-law, Robert Repka of Wall, NJ; her grandchildren, Rachele Repka, Russell (Jen) Repka, Ryan (Ashley) Repka, all of NJ, Tara (Josh) Longe and Autumn (TJ) Canfield, all of VA, Kurt Mehlenbacher (Katie Mark) and Eric Mehlenbacher of Wayland, and Jonathan and Kaitlin Fox of N. Chili; her great-grandchildren, Reagan, Reese, Ryder, Shane, Ledger, Canaan, Issac, Ethan and Addison; along with nieces and nephews. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Sally’s funeral service will be private and at the convenience of her family, along with interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Wayland. Her service will be live streamed on Saturday at 1pm. Please use the following link, https://www.youtube.com/PEISHTV. The stream will be available 5 minutes prior to the service. Contributions in memory of Sally J. Fox may be made to the Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., Wayland, NY 14572 or to the Perkinsville Fire Department, PO Box 152, Perkinsville, NY 14529.

William T. Pryor
William T. “Bill” Pryor, 89, of 1071 Sharps Hill Road, Arkport, died Thursday evening (January 28, 2021) at his home, following a long illness.
Born in Hornell on March 23, 1931, he was the son of Dorance & Mary (Taylor) Pryor. However, he was raised by his “parents”, Vern & Agnes Livermore.
Bill grew up in Arkport and was a graduate of Arkport Central School (class of 1949). He attended the University of Buffalo before enlisting in the US Marine Corps. He served his country as a member of the US Marines from 1951 – 1954, spending a year in Korea fighting during the Korean Conflict.
Following his honorable discharge from the Marines, Bill returned to the Arkport area where he lived for the next two years. From 1955 – 1964 he resided in Phelps, NY, and was employed as a Lineman for New York Telephone Company. In 1964 he moved back to Arkport and continued working for New York Telephone Company in many capacities, retiring in 1988 as a manager.
Bill, along with his wife, Nancy, owned and operated Stone Hill Blueberry Farms on Stone Hill Road in Arkport where area families could enjoy the day picking their own blueberries. For many families, this became an annual tradition.
An avid outdoorsman, Bill enjoyed hunting & fishing. He especially loved hunting deer, turkey and small game on his own land.
He was married on April 15, 1955 to the former Nancy Fuller who died December 2, 2006. He was also preceded in death by 2 sons, Robert “Jay” Pryor (died 1964) and Martin “Marty” Pryor (died 2020); and his sister, Marianne Remsen.
Surviving are his loving companion, Kathie Pfaff; 3 sons, Bill (Amy) Pryor of Albrightsville, PA, Todd (Yvonne) Pryor of Clifton Springs, NY and Matt (Kelli Tierney) Pryor of Arkport; 2 granddaughters, Michelle (Richard Zimmerman) Pryor of Arkport and Taylor Pryor of Clifton Springs; 1 great-granddaughter, Harper Zimmerman; nieces & nephews.
At Bill’s request there will be no calling hours. A private graveside service with Full Military Honors will be held at Heritage Hill Cemetery in Arkport at the convenience of the family.Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.
Bill’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to either the Hornell Humane society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843 or CareFirst Hospice, 3805 Meads Creek Rd., Painted Post, NY 14870

Barbara Greenlee Thomas
Barbara G. Thomas, 99, of Berkeley Springs, WV, formerly of Winchester, VA, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019, at Spring Arbor Assisted Living.
Born 1920 in Dolgeville, NY, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Maybelle Greenlee. After living in Arkport, NY for most of her childhood, she attended Bryant and Stratton Business School in Buffalo, NY. She was a secretary for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia, PA where she met her husband, Wilbur Clyde Thomas. They were married in Los Angeles, CA in 1951 and resided there until moving to Meadville, PA in 1955 with their two children. They retired to Statesville, NC and later moved to Winchester. Barbara was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She also enjoyed doing needlework, focusing on traditional rug hooking during the last thirty years of her life. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Winchester.  She was preceded in death by her husband in 1991.
Surviving is a daughter, Susan Thomas and her husband Glenn Horr of Berkeley Springs, WV and a son, Peter Thomas of St. Louis Park, MN; granddaughter, Laurel Manville and husband Juston of Storrs, CT and great-grandson, Cooper T. Manville of Storrs, CT.

 
Linda McKibben Johnson
Linda McKibben Johnson, age 77, passed away, Sunday January 3, 2021 at her residence. She was born on June 6, 1943 in Hornell NY to the late Elwin Howard McKibben and Marie Tourner McKibben. Linda is preceded in death by a brother Joel McKibben.
A proud veteran of the US Navy Hospital Corp, she was a member of the USNTC Bainbridge WAVES. Linda was also a member of the Pleasant Gardens Baptist Church, American Legion and Marion Lions Club. She enjoyed crafts, cooking and spending time with her family, friends and neighbors.
Linda is survived by her husband Douglas Grant Johnson; a daughter, Neva Johnson Galle (Stephen); a son, Joel Douglas Johnson (Natasha); two sisters, Dottie Smyder (Joe) and Jacqueline Widmer (Robert); four grandchildren, Jasmine, Sonya, Leah and Sara; two great-grandchildren, Jake and Emma.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Gardens Baptist Church with the Reverends Stephen Wille, Josh Hayes and Ethan Hester officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow in the Johnson Family Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Marion Lions Club c/o Geri Byrd 51 Chestnut Hill Dr. Marion, NC 28752
The family request that anyone attending please wear a mask and observe social distancing. They also wish to extend a special thank you to Missy Effler and Darlene Hylton, for the loving care they provided.

 

GREGORY ROWE OBITUARY
UEHLING, Neb. – Gregory “Curly” Steven Rowe, formerly of Arkport, N.Y., born on Feb. 22, 1956 in Hornell, passed away at the age of 62 on June 24, 2018 in Uehling, Nebraska after an 18 month battle with cancer.

He attended Arkport Central School and graduated in 1974. He went on to enlist in the US Navy and was honorably discharged in 1977.

He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Shirley Rowe.

Greg is survived by his sons, Eric Rowe and Vincent Rowe; daughter, Daniella Rowe; and three grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Joe (Sandy) Rowe, Stan (Cyndi) Rowe, James “George” (Jennifer) Rowe; and sisters, Jane (Steve) Sherner, Susie (Dustin) Phillips, and Sarah Swauger; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Thank you to the Omaha VA Medical Center for the excellent care they gave Greg during his illness. Also, a very special thanks to Stan and Cyndi for all the love and care they gave to Greg during this time. We cannot thank them enough.

Per Greg’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. Friends and family are invited to a graveside service on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 3 p.m., at the Bath National Cemetery, San Juan Avenue, Bath, N.Y., where he will be laid to rest.