John Thomas Bennett, 51 years, beloved son, devoted brother and uncle, of Westgate Rd., Kenmore, NY died unexpectedly Friday August 27, 2004 at his home.
He was born January 12, 1953 inCorning, NY, the son of Dr. Paul W. and Patricia Bugman Bennett. He was a graduate of St. Mary’s Catholic School, Corning/Painted Post East High School (member of the National Honor Society and attended Boy’s State), receiving his BA(magna cum laude) & MED andteaching certificate in foreign language (German) from Elmira College. He had completed advance courses at the University of Buffalo and Keuka College. John’s career was varied, including teaching the German language, employed as a technical translator, working in graphic design, and using his artistic talents in stain glass design. In the late 70’s & 80’s hedesigned and made the stain glass doors of St. Mary’s church.
John was a member of St. Peter & Paul Church in Kenmore, NY and a past member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Mary’s Church, Corning, NY, where he had served as an altar boy and was a member of the adult choir.He had numerous talents, as an outstanding snow and water skier, his ability to write music and as a guitarist playing folk and classical music.
Surviving his parents; Dr. Paul & Patricia Bennett of Corning, NY, Sisters; Patricia (David) Kahl of Corning, NY, Dr. Mary Ann (Bruce) Petrie of Cincinnati, OH and Dr. Kathleen Bennett of Buffalo, NY and Barbara (Jean-Claude) Kyrillos of San Diego, CA. Brothers; Paul William III (Patricia) Bennett of Wilmington, NC, Mark J. (Elizabeth) Bennett of Darien, CT, Dr. Gregory J. (Gina) Bennett of Orchard Park, NY.Nieces & Nephews; Brian & Laura Kahl, Paul W. IV, Connor, Margaret & Brendan Bennett, Mark Joseph Bennett, Jr., Andrea Bennett, Sarah, Megan, Daniel & Alec Petrie, Shannon, Erin & Clare McGorry, Alexandra, Christina, Carl and Ben Kyrillos. Great niece; Camerynn Grace Kahl. Also several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents; Albert & Marie Bugman and paternal grandparents; Paul W. & Charlotte Bennett and Uncle; Gerald J. Bugman.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Monday August 30, 2004 from 5-7pm. A Prayer Service will be offered at the funeral home Tuesday August 31, 2004 at 10:15am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am St. Mary’s Church the Rev. Msgr. John H. Bugman of Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Lackawanna, NY (Uncle of John),celebrant. Committal Prayers and Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in John’s name to St. Patrick’s Food Pantry, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY 14830.
Eileen Ann Goff Brennan76 years of 198 Pearl Street, died peacefullyThursday August 5, 2004 at her home.
She was born September 17, 1927 in Corning, the daughter of the late George Victor and Edith Rose Goff.A lifetime resident of Corning, residing in the same home where she was born and a graduate of St. Patrick’s Catholic School and Corning Free Academy.
Eileen Ann and John M. Brennan were married June 14, 1952 in St. Patrick’s Church, Corning, NY. John predeceased her August 29, 1982.
Eileen was employed as a secretary for the purchasing department at Corning Inc.. She returned to the talents of homemaker and full time mother to guide her children in the growing up years, later to return to the work force as secretary in the nursing department of Corning Hospital, retiring in the year 1977.
She was a member of All Saints Parish, Corning, NY and St. Mary Our Mother Church, Horseheads, NY. Over the years, Eileen was an active member of St. Patrick’s Church and a member of the Renew Group, which was instrumental in formulating the TV Masses. Eileen worked with the Girl Scout and Cub Scout Troops.
Eileen was a devoted and loving wife, mom and nana. She was proud that she was born and raised in the same house that she raised her own children. She was very supportive to her husband; John when he was elected Alderman of the 2nd ward in Corning (1968-82) and totally gave herself to caring for him during his illness and death.Interests she enjoyed in her younger years were, square dancing, euchre and time spent with close friends and family. She loved her children and grandchildren and always reminded them that “the circle of love goes around and around.” She will be missed by all who knew her.
Surviving her sons; John H. (Theresa) Brennan of Horseheads, NY and Tim (Carolee) Brennan of Painted Post, NY.Daughters; Rosemary Bloise of Corning, NY, Joan Reed of Watkins Glen, NY and Kathy (Glen) Rose of Corning, NY. Grandchildren; Alicia and Shannon Bloise, Tim and Erin Reed, John P., Joe, Andy, Megan Brennan, Ryan, Tyler and Shelby Brennan and Debbie and Chris Golden. Sister in law; Marge (Charles) Harrington of Corning, NY, Brother-in-Law; Harry Reidy of Elmira, NY. Also several nieces, nephews and many, many true friends.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Friday August 6, 2004 from 4-7pm, where prayers will be offered at the conclusion of visitation (7pm). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday August 7, 2004 at 11am St. Mary Our Mother Church, Horseheads, NY. Committal Prayers and Interment will follow at the family plot in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning, NY.
Pauline "Polly" Croft
Pauline “Polly” N. Croft, 87 years, formerly of Roosevelt St, Corning, NY, died Sunday, September 12, 2004 at the Waters of Three Rivers.
She was born March 25, 1917 in Corning, daughter of the late Ernest and Mary Paul Nitsche, and was a graduate of Corning Free Academy.
Pauline and John J. Croft were married in May 1939 at St. Mary’s Church in Corning.
She was a member of All Saint’s Parish, attending St. Vincent de Paul Church, she was an election inspector for the New York State Board of Elections, and was an avid bowler for many years at Corning Bowl.She also enjoyed and dabbled in real estate.
Pauline was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years; John, daughter; Mary Rimavicus; granddaughter; Malia Rimavicus both of Cape Cod, MA, sisters; Catherine Spaccio of Erwin, NY, Mary McLaughlin of Watkins Glen, NY Madeline Nichols of Seattle, WA, and Helen Banks of Elmira, NY, brother; John Nitsche of Corning, NY.
She was predeceased by her son; John “Jack” Croft Jr. in 1972.
Arrangements are with the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St, Corning, NY.
There will be no calling hours.A Mass of Christian Burial and Committal Prayers will be held Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at 9:00am at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Corning.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Pauline’s name to All Saint’s Parish, 222 Dodge Ave, Corning, NY 14830, or to Alzheimer’s Assoc. 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620.
Marion E. Haischer
Montour Falls, NY
Marion E. Haischer, 88years, of Jefferson Village, 222 East Second St. Watkins Glen, NYdied Saturday, October 02, 2004 at the Skilled Nursing Facility at Schuyler Hospital, Seneca View.
She was born March 1, 1916 in Painted Post, NY, the daughter of the late Frank and Nancy Stewart Cutler.A lifetime resident of the area, graduating form Painted Post High School, and living most of her adult life in Post Creek, NY.Marion and Harry M. Haischer were married in 1932 in Painted Post, NY.He predeceased her in September of 2000.
She was an avid gardener and an outstanding cook.Marion was greatly loved by her family and many friends and will truly be missed by all.
Surviving her sons; Theodore (Joanne) Haischer of Beaver Dams, NY, Karl (Rosanne) Haischer of Watkins Glen, NY and daughter; Martha (Bill) Card of Beaver Dams, NY.Nine Grandchildren; Thomas (Jennifer) Haischer, Michael (Lynn) Card, Jeffery Haischer, Christopher (Shirley) Haischer, Heidi Marie Haischer, Penny Haischer, Tammy (Paul) Simpson, William (Stefani) Haischer and Tyler Haischer.Eight Great-Grandchildren and also several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by daughter; Georgia Haischer Kidd, sisters; Francis Lee, Beulah Ward and brother; William Cutler.
Friends and Family may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St, Corning, NY, Friday, October 8, 2004 from 2-4pm with Funeral and Committal Services to follow at 4pm.Rev. Monte Smith officiating.Interment will be held in the family plot at Hope Cemetery, Corning, NY.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Marion’s name to: Schuyler Hospital/Seneca View, Unit One, 220 Steuben St, Montour Falls, NY 14865.
Patricia J. “Pat” Bockus Hartwell, 53 years of 2182 Ginnan Road died Thursday, September 30, 2004 at her home, following a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born in Corning, NY, December 28, 1950, the daughter of Carl L. and Marilyn Smith Bockus.
A lifetime resident of the area and graduate of Corning Free Academy and Corning/Painted Post West High School.
Pat was employed for 30 years with Corning Incorporated as an inspector at the Fallbrook Plant.
She was a country girl-enjoying the outdoors, gardening and the cabin.Cooking and crafts were a talent that she loved to share with family and friends.Pat truly loved life, her family, and was devoted to the love of her life; Michael.
Surviving her mother; Marilyn S. Bockus of Lindley, NY, two sons; Jamie (Charity) Hartwell of Fredericksburg, VA, and Shawn (Barbara) Hartwell of Ponder, TX.Three grandchildren; Dalton, Kiya, and Savannah Hartwell. Fiancé; Michael Durkin. Four sisters; Beverly (Warren) Foote of Kane, PA, Darlene (Marty) Wheaton of Corning, NY, E. Elaine Askins of Lindley, NY and Anna (Robin) Oakley of Painted Post, NY, Brother; Leland (Sherry) Bockus of Lindley, NY.Eight nieces and nephews.She was predeceased by her father, Carl in 1973.
Family and friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St, Corning, NY, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004 from 3-5pm.Funeral and Committal Prayers will be held at the funeral home, Monday, Oct. 4, 2004 at 11:00am.Interment will be held in the family plot at the Lawrenceville Cemetery, Lawrenceville, PA.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Pat’s name to:Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830, or to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609-5896.
James Hogue, 67 years, of Dwight Avenue, Corning, NY died Friday, October 8, 2004 at Corning Hospital. Jim was born February 6, 1937 in Corning son of the late John Leo and Louise Strawser Hogue. He was a graduate of Northside High School. Jim was a builder and built buildings for a living but more importantly he built a family. He loved life and married his high school sweetheart Elizabeth (Beth) Kelly fifty years ago October 11, 1954 in Corning. They have eight children, James and Karen Hogue, Terrance Hogue, Mike and Lisa Hogue, Kathryn and Noah Davis, Kelly and Kevin Clarkson, Chris and Jean Hogue, Kerry and Jeff Gush, Joshua and Carrie Hogue. Jim has nineteen grandchildren who he loved to spend time with, Alissa, Lauren and Missy Hogue, Kelly Hogue, Liam, Colin and Corey Hogue, Noah, Sean and Kelsie Davis, Kendyl and Kyle Clarkson, Hannah, Morgan and Brendyn Hogue, Jordan and Kayla Gush and Emryn and Seth Hogue. Survivors also include a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Kay and Vincent Rock of Conklin, NY a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Helga Hogue of Columbia, SC, brother-in-law, H. Richard Kelly of Phoenix, AZ, and sister-in-law, Virginia Faber of Rochester, NY and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother John Hogue. Jim loved to attend his grandchildren’s sporting events and was always there to encourage them. He also watched them as they learned to water ski at the lake or sat quietly with them in the hammock. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, October 11, 2004 from 4 to 6 PM at the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First Street, Corning. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 6 pm. Memorials are directed to: The James Hogue Athletic Memorial Fund, 114 Dwight Avenue Corning, NY 14830.
Edwin J. Illig, 81 years, of West Third St, Corning, died Saturday, September 25, 2004 at Corning Hospital.
He was born February 6, 1923, in Corning, NY, the son of the late John and Rose Illig.A lifetime resident of the area, he was a graduate of St. Patrick's Parochial School and Corning Free Academy.
Edwin and Mary H. Hanson were married August 11, 1951 at St. Mary's Church in Corning.She predeceased him March 5, 1998.
He was a veteran of U.S. Army, serving during World War II, and had taken part of the invasion and landing at Normandy Beach.
He was an employee of Corning Incorporated as a process technician retiring in 1985 with over 50 years service with the company.
Edwin was a member of All Saint's Parish, attending St. Mary's Church, the Corning Lodge of Elks, and the John P. Eaton American Legion Post.
Surviving are his sons and daughter-in-laws; Mark and Chris Illig, Joseph and Laura Illig, Edwin and Tonia Illig all of Corning, and John Illig of Bradenton, FL,Daughter and son-in-law; Anne and Christopher Chamberlin also of Lynchburg, VA.Grandchildren; Marie and David Blouin, Anna, Michael, Melissa, Nicholas, Lisa and Sarah Illig and Mary and John Chamberlin along with many friends and neighbors in Corning and Keuka Lake. He was predeceased by his siblings; Louise McLaughlin, Isabel Cassidy, John Illig and Virginia Driscoll .
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St, Corning, Monday, September 27, 2004 from 7-9pm.A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home, Tuesday, September 28th at 9:00am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church at 9:30am.Committal prayers and interment will be in the family plot at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY.
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate memorial donations be given in Edwin's name to:American Red Cross Flood Relief Program, 123 West Market Street, Corning, NY 14830.
Charles "Charlie" D. Mason
Charles (Charlie) Donald Mason, 75 years of 189 East Second St., died unexpectedly Saturday, September 4, 2004 at his home.
He was born March 17, 1929 in Asaph, PA, the son of the late Charles H. and Flossie Campbell Mason. He had received his education in the Wellsboro, PA and Rochester, NY school systems. He moved to the Corning area in 1948.
Charles and Pauline Y. Funair were married July 7, 1951 at the First Presbyterian Church in Lawrenceville, PA. Pauline predeceased him December 19, 2002.
He was a Meat Cutter, employed with the Acme Markets in Watkins Glen, NY, retiring in 1990 with 25 years service.
Charles was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Painted Post, NY.
Surviving his son; Joseph L. (Debra) Mason of Corning, NY. Sisters; Shirley (Royce) Weber, Alma (Gene) Makin and Marsha (George) King all of Wellsboro, PA and Rose Reese of Muncy, PA. Brother; Robert (Peggy) Mason of Painted Post, NY. Brother in law; Phil Driebelbies of Wellsboro, PA. Grandchildren; Dorey (Warren) McIntyre, Deanna Soper and Michael Mason all of Corning, NY. Great Grandchildren;
Joshua Soper and Dakota and Zoey Ferry all of Corning, NY.
He was predeceased by his sister; Vera Driebelbies and brother; Harold Mason.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St., Corning, NY Tuesday September 7, 2004 from 2-4 & 7-9pm. Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the Funeral Home, Wednesday September 8, 2004 at 10:00am, Rev. Stephen Sibson officiating. Interment will be in the family plot at Hope Cemetery, Corning, NY.
Rose Mary Maurice
Painted Post, NY
Rose Mary Maurice, loving wife, mother and grandmother, 82 years of 16 Laurel Street, Corning, NY, died Tuesday, September 14, 2004 at the Waters of Three Rivers.
She was born August 25, 1922 in Corning, NY, the daughter of the late Charles and Pauline Messina, a lifetime resident of Corning and graduate of St. Vincent’s Catholic School.
Rose and Ralph A. Maurice were married August 30, 1952 in St. Vincent de Paul Church.He predeceased her June 15, 1975,
She was employed with Corning Incorporated as an inspector at the Erwin Plant, retiring February 24, 1989.
Rose was a member of All Saint’s Parish, attending St. Vincent de Paul Church and a member of the Flint Glass Workers Union-Local 1000.Rose enjoyed baking and cooking for her family and many friends.
Surviving her sons; Robert Charles (Sharon) Maurice and David Maurice all of Corning, NY.Granddaughter; Carey (Chris) Hall and Great Granddaughters; Jenna Lyne and Marysa Rose Hall.Also several nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be private Funeral and Committal Services at the convenience of the family at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St, Corning, NY.Interment will be in the family plot at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning, NY.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Rose’s name to the charity of ones choice.
Montour Falls, NY
Sarah B. Mullaney94 years of 164 Third Street, Corning, NY, died Monday August 23, 2004 at Schuyler Hospital.
She was born March 15, 1910 in White Mills, PA, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Sarah Gibbons Kittner. As a young girl she relocated with her family to the Corning area and graduate from St. Mary’s Catholic School and attended Corning Free Academy.
Sarah and John H. Mullaney were married in 1934 in Corning, NY. He predeceased her September 18, 1968.
She was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Mary’s Church and a volunteer for Homemakers as a care giver.
Surviving her daughter; Eleanor Stumpf of Indialantic, FL and sons; John J. (Marilyn) Mullaney of Horseheads, NY, Robert (Barbara) Mullaney of Painted Post, NY and Stephen (Rosemary) Mullaney of Big Flats, NY. Daughter in law; Mary Mullaney of Bever Dams, NY. Nineteen grandchildren and twenty five great grandchildren. One brother; Bernard Kittner of Corning, NY and one sister; Ellen McLaughlin of Bath, NY, also several nieces and nephews.
Predeceasing her were, her son; William Mullaney, four brothers; Francis, Myles, James and Joseph Kittner and one sister; Irene Woodhouse.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St., Corning, NY Thursday August 26, 2004 from 4-8pm. A Prayer Service will be offered at 9am Friday August 27, 2004 at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church at 9:30am. Committal Prayers and Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Sarah’s name to St. Mary’s Church, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY 14830.
Sarah M. Sassaman
Sarah M. Sassaman, 96 years, of 107 High Road, Corning, NY died Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at Elcor Health Services.
She was born October 27, 1907 in Chester, PA, the daughter of the late John S. and Margaret R. Reifsnyder Morris.She was a graduate of the Pennsylvania School System and Hahneman Hospital School of Practical Nursing, Philadelphia, PA.
Sarah and Roy L. Sassaman were married November 23, 1925 in Hialeah, FL.He predeceased her January 26, 1975.Sarah was a nurse serving Bucks County Public Health Nursing, retiring in 1969.She relocated to the Corning area in 1971.
She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church of Corning, NY.Pioneer of Senior Citizens Group of Corning, prior to the development of the Senior Center, member of the Order of Eastern Star 123, Lansford, PA and a long time volunteer of Corning Hospital, the American Red Cross, American Heart Association and RSVP Volunteer.
Sarah and her husband (Roy) were managers of the Old Company’s Club in the Edgemont Section of Lansford, PA for many years.
Surviving daughters; Jacqueline (Jack) O’Neil of Corning, NY and Ann (Norman) Shires of Carlisle, PA.Grandchildren; Megan (Michael) O’Neil-Haight and Erin O’Neil all of Corning, NY.Grandchildren; Kara O’Neil-Haight, Arthur J. Kice III and Clayton Kice.
She was predeceased by her sister; Elizabeth Mullen and three brothers; John Jr., William and Robert Morris and one grandson; Arthur J. Kice.
Arrangements are with the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St, Corning, NY. There will be visitation, Saturday, August 28, 2004 from 1:30-2:00pm at Skyview Memorial Park Mausoleum, Hometown, PA, at Prayers servicewill be there at 2:00pm.Entombment will follow.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Sarah’s name to Grace United Methodist Church, 191 Bridge Street, Corning, NY 14830 or to the charity of ones choice.
Joshua “Josh” M. Welty, 21 years of 177 W. First St, Corning, NY died Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at his home.
He was born Aug. 2, 1983, in Dansville, NY, the son of Van R. and Deborah Bardeen Welty.He was a graduate of Corning Painted Post West High School.
Josh was employed with Murphy’s Woodhouse in Corning.He was a kind, quiet person, a loving and caring man, always there for everyone.He was an avid sports enthusiast, enjoying football and wrestling.He received the All Star Football Player award, special 6 second pinning award and perfect attendance for wrestling.
He is survived by his mother; Deborah Welty of Elmira, NY, Father and Stepmother; Van and Janet Welty of Lindley, NY.Sister; Jessica (Aaron) Galloway of Fort Riley, KS, Step Grandparents; Richard and Mary Bunnell of Conneaut, OH, Step brother; William (Cindy) Merchant of Granite Shoals, TX. Step sister; Lynne Merchant of South Thomson, MA, special nephews; Zachary Burdick and Caleb Galloway, and special friend; Brenna Baker, also several aunts, uncles and cousins.He was predeceased by his sister Sarah Welty.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St, Corning, NY, Saturday, September 25, 2004 from 1-3pm.A Funeral Service and Committal Prayers will be held at the funeral home at 3pm. Fr. Donald E. Evans officiating.Interment will be in the Presho Cemetery, Presho, NY.