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Date: Tuesday, 8 December 2009, at 10:48 a.m.

Anne E. Miller
Corning, N.Y.
Anne E. Miller 65 years of 9124 Snug Harbor Dr. Hammondsport, N.Y. died Monday January 2, 2006 at the Corning Hospital.
She was born in Corning, N.Y. March 29, 1940 the daughter of the late Willard and Madeline Lewis Buckley. A lifetime resident of the area graduating from Corning Northside, the University of Buffalo and the University of Binghamton.
Anne and Kenneth Miller were married October 14, 1996 in Corning, N.Y. He predeceased her December 7, 2002.
She was a Professor and Grant Writer for Corning Community College, retiring with 25 years service with the College. Her joy, her smile and her generous love of her family and community will be missed by all.
She is survived by two nieces; Jane (James) LeBaron of Dundee, N.Y. and Carol Shaffer of CO. two Nephews; William (Tracy) Jamison of Alva, Fl. and James (Brendon) Jamison of Dundee, N.Y. Step Sons; Martin (Pam) Miller of Redwood City, CA., Justin (Cindy) Miller of Avondale, PA. and David (Karen) Miller of LakeRidge, VA. Several Great Nieces and Great Nephews. Special friends; Jodi Cook and Lida Westervelt.
She was predeceased by her Sister; Jean Chandler.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, N.Y. Saturday January 7, 2006 from 1-2pm followed by a Funeral Service at 2pm. Rev. Howard Armstrong officiating.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Anne’s name to the Hammondsport Fire Dept. Rt.54, Hammondsport, N.Y. 14840 or the Southerntier Food Bank.

Alice Palinkas
Painted Post, NY
Alice Elizabeth Hovey Palinkas, 98 years, loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, formerly of Onondaga Street, Corning, NY, died Monday January 2, 2006 at the Waters of Three Rivers Health Care Center.
She was born December 24, 1907 in Presho, NY, the daughter of the late Jerome B. And Susie Young Hovey. A lifetime resident of the area and graduate of Northside High School (class of 1925), Northside Teachers Training (class of 1926) and Geneseo Normal School (class of 1932). Alice had taught school at the Howard School, Grove School in Erwin, Stowell Hill School, Riverside School, Painted Post elementary, retiring from the Corning Painted Post School District in 1972 after 25 years of teaching.
Alice and John Francis Palinkas were married August 27, 1935 in St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Addison, N.Y. He predeceased her April 15, 1992 following 56 years of marriage.
She was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Vincent de Paul Church and Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Member of the N.Y.S Retired Teachers Association, Corning-Painted Post Area Retired Teachers Association and The Committee of 90(for the consolidation of schools). She was a past member of the Corning Area Women’s Club, Jennie Pitcher Craft Club, Corning Church Women United, Corning Hospital Chapter and many other groups.
Surviving are her sons; John Francis Jr. (Joan) Palinkas of Cornelius, N.C. Alan Jerome (Judy) Palinkas of Penn Yan, N.Y. and Donald James (Joan) Palinkas of Painted Post, N.Y. 8 Grandchildren; Pamela (Scott) Forstell, Mark (Lieghanne) Palinkas, Patricia (Michael) O’Day, and Daniel (Jill) Palinkas, Melissa (Mike) Wichtowski, Andrea Lynn (Tim) Broughton, Kelly (Herman) Vogel and John F. III (Lisa Marie) Palinkas.
Great Grandchildren; Hailey Broughton, Andy and Ally Wicktowski, Jordan Pucci, Zackary vogel, Noah Palinkas, Luke Forstell, Jack Palinkas, Will Palinkas, Holly Palinkas, Michael O’Day, Kathleen O’Day, Sean O’Day and Sarah O’Day.
Great Great Grandchild; Mackenzie Pucci. Also several Nieces and Nephews.
She was predeceased by four brothers; Joseph, Albert, Wilbur, and David Hovey.
Two sisters; Anna Mary Hovey and Laura Manning Pratt and Granddaughter, Kathleen Palinkas.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St. Corning, N.Y. Friday January 6, 2006 from 3 to 5pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am at St. Catherine’s Church, Addison N.Y., Rev. Gerald O’Connor Celebrant. Committal Prayers and Interment will follow at the family plot in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Addison, N.Y.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations in Alice’s name be given to an Organization of ones choice.

RADM Niel P. Ferraro
Leesburg, VA
Rear Admiral Niel Patrick Ferraro, 74 years (formerly of Corning, NY) of 19730 Magnolia Grove Square, Unit 310, died Tuesday December 20, 2005 at his home in Leesburg, Virginia. He was born in the Bronx, Worchester, New York, on October 13, 1931, the son of Michael Angelo and Vincenza Rossi Ferraro.
Niel was a graduate of St. Mary’s Catholic School, Corning Free Academy (class of 1949) and received the athletic scholar award. He studied architecture at Catholic University prior to his appointment to the United States Naval Academy where he graduated in 1954. He received a Master of Industrial Management from Purdue University in 1961, graduated from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1973, and the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School in 1992.
Niel and Rita Jane Aug were married June 12, 1954 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Corning, New York. He was commissioned an Ensign in the United States Navy after graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1954. He served 31 years as a Supply Corps officer, retiring in 1985 after attaining the rank of Rear Admiral. His military decorations included the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2 awards), Navy Meritorious Service Medal, and Navy Commendation Medal (2 awards). He was recognized for seven years in Who’s Who in America.
His post-Navy employment included Chairman, Data Design Laboratories (1985-1987), Director of Navy Programs, Unisys Corporation (1988-1995), and Director, Armed Services Procurement Association.
Niel was a past member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Corning, N.Y. and presently a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Leesburg, VA.
He is survived by his wife Rita of 51 years, son, Commander Patrick M. (Trissan) Ferraro of Springfield, VA, and daugther, Michelle M. (Robert) Price of Fredericksburg, VA, grandchildren Joseph, Lauren, and Nicholas Ferraro, and Neal and Alex Price, his mother Vincenzia Ferraro of Painted Post, NY, nephews, Paul Rossi of Corning, NY, and Commander Vincent (Anne) Kapral of Virginia Beach, VA, niece, Mary Kay (Bill) Seward of Delaware, and cousin Louis Ferraro (Rosemary) of Las Vegas, NV.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Tuesday December 27, 2005 from 3:00-6:00p.m. A prayer service will be offered at the Funeral Home Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at 9:00a.m. Committal Prayers, Full Military Rites and Interment will be held at the family plot in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning, NY.
The family asks that any memorial donations be made to Capital Hospice, Attn: Development Office, 6565 Arlington Blvd., Suite 501, Falls Church, VA 22042.

George B. Kosty
Corning, NY
George B. Kosty 91 years of 259 Village Square Apartments, Painted Post, NY, died Saturday December 17, 2005 at Founders Pavilion.
He was born in Corning, NY May 6, 1914 the son of the late Charles B. and Mary Kushnir Kosty. A lifetime resident of the area, graduating from St. Patrick’s School and attending Corning Free Academy. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving at Scofield Barracks in Hawaii from 1930-1933.
George was a retired employee of Corning Inc., working as a Grinder in the Steuben Glass Department and the Apparatus Department as a Lamp worker.
He was a member of All Saints Parish and the AFGWU Local 1000.
Surviving his sons, Gregory Kosty of Hickory, NC and Richard Kosty of Painted Post, NY. Daughter, Jacqueline Calloway of Jonesboro, GA. Brothers, Michael (Louise) Kosty and Alexander Kosty all of Corning, NY Sister, Sr. Robert Mary Kosty,SSJ of Elmira, NY. Also several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by Brothers, Charles Kosty, John Kosty, Joseph Kosty and Andrew Kosty. Sisters, Mary Welzel, Susan Gonta and Catherine Bianco.
Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Haughey Funeral Home 216 East First St,Corning, NY. Interment will follow in the family plot at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning, NY
A Memorial Mass will be offered at a later date.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given Georges name to All Saints Academy, 158 State St., Corning, NY

Paul Hill
Sayre, PA
Paul Frank Hill, 77 years of 35 Pershing St., Corning, N.Y. died Sunday December 11, 2005 at the Robert Packer Hospital.
He was born May 4, 1928 in Corning, N.Y. the son of the late Richard L. Hill III and Ella Mae McIlwain Hill. A lifetime resident of Corning and a graduate of School I, Corning Free Academy (Class of 1946) during his high school years he was a track star and continued his support of high school sports and Corning Community College ( Class of 1970).
Paul and Mary Agnes Keane were married November 6, 1954, St Mary’s Church, Corning, N.Y., Rev. Thomas Brennan celebrant.
He was employed as a Draftsman for Corning Inc. from 1946 retiring in 1993. At the time of his death he had 60 years of active and inactive service with the company.
He was a member of All Saints Parish and an active member of the Resurrection Choir of the Parish.
Paul was a loving and devoted husband of 51 years. He also had enjoyed his poodle dogs and truly was a caring person.
Surviving his wife, Mary of 51 years. Sister, Clare Wilson of Painted Post, N.Y. Also several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sister; Lorene Travis and brother; Richard L. Hill.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, N.Y. Thursday December 15, 2005 from 5-7pm. A prayer service will be offered at the funeral home Friday December 16, 2005 at 9:00am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial and Committal Prayers at St. Mary’s Church, Corning, N.Y. Interment will follow in the family plot at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning, N.Y.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Paul’s name to All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, N.Y. 14830 or Chaplin Care/Corning Hospital, 176 Denison Parkway East, Corning, N.Y. 14830

Gerald T. Richardson
Springville, N.Y.
Gerald Thomas Richardson 65 years formerly of 333 East Third St., Corning, N.Y., died Sunday November 27, 2005 at Fiddlers Green Manor Nursing Home.
He was born November 21, 1940 in Corning the son of John and Evelyn Kirkendall Dunleavy. He was predeceased by John Dunleavy and adopted by his father Wayne Richardson who predeceased him November 20, 1991.
He was a lifetime resident of Corning and a graduate of Corning Free Academy. Jerry was a construction laborer and past president of Local 1358 Union.
He was a member of the American Legion John P. Eaton Post - Sons of the Legion, former member of the Corning Lodge of Elks #1071 and the Corning VFW.
Surviving his Mother, Evelyn Richardson of Corning, NY and daughter, Shannon (Brian) Morse of Lindley, NY.
There will be prayers and a grave side service at the convenience of the family at Barnard Cemetery, Caton NY.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 East First St., Corning, NY..
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Gerry’s name to Finger Lakes Humane Society, 7315 State Route 54 Bath, NY 14810

Lloyd Franklin Lehman
Hornby, N.Y. Lloyd F. Lehman, 76, of 5125 McLaughlin Rd., BeaverDams, N.Y. passed away Saturday, November 19, 2005 following several hospitalizations and a short stay at the Founders Pavilion.
Lloyd was born July 11, 1929 in Corning, N.Y. the son of the late Everett (Pete) and Nellie Kalmbach Lehman. He attended schools in Beaver Dams and Corning. He married Laura Dugan on Dec. 22, 1945 in Addison, NY. He was a gaffer at Corning Glass Works retiring in June of 1988 with 38 years of active service. Lloyd was a lifetime member of A.F.G.W.U. 1000.
He is survived by his wife, Laura and daughters; Jean Hakes of Corning, Edith (John) Stempin of Hornby and Faye Lehman of Hornby. Also grandchildren; John (Adrienne) Stempin of RockStream, NY, David (Heidi) Kerko of Portola Valley, CA., Bryan (Tara) Kerko of Santa Cruz, CA., Carly (Randy) Dupuis of Schenectady, NY, Jeremy Hakes of Frederick, MD and Patrick Stempin of Corning, NY. Also 4 great grandchildren; Jacob, Laura and Matthew Stempin of RockStream and Quinn Kerko of Santa Cruz; 2 sisters-in-laws; Eugertha Vivian Lehman and Jean Rogers Lehman, several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews.
Lloyd was a lifetime member of the Hornby Volunteer Fire Dept. and spent many hours gardening in Hornby, playing cards and telling jokes. He enjoyed playing pool, volleyball and bocci with family. He was an avid hunter, loved Country Western Music and the Yankees.
Calling hours will be arranged for family and close friends by Haughey Funeral Home of Corning, N.Y. Rev. Richard Hubbard will offer a prayer service following the visitation. Burial will be at the Hornby Central Valley Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations can be given in Lloyd’s name to the American Cancer Society 627 W. Church St. Elmira, NY 14905

Joseph M. Dowling
Melbourne, Fl.
Joseph M. Dowling of Melbourne, FL and Manchester, NH died October 26, 2005 in Melbourne. Mr. Dowling was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Dowling of Corning, NY.
He was a graduate of St. Mary’s School in 1941 from Corning Free Academy. He was active in Boy Scouting and received the Eagle Scout award.
During World War II, Mr. Dowling served in the U.S. Army Ordnance, serving both in Europe and the Philippines. Following military service, he attended and graduated from the University of Detroit in 1950.
Returning to Corning, he joined Corning Glass Works in the Electrical Products Division. He later became salesman for the Lighting Products Division where he was recognized in the President’s Circle for several years and designated a Senior Sales Associate by Corning.
He was married in 1955 to the late Phyllis Smith. They were the parents of Cathleen, Michael, Margaret and Ellen. Three of the children predeceased him: Cathy in 1979: Michael in 1995 and Peggy in 2000.
In 1989, he married Florence Bibeau who survives along with his daughter Ellen and husband Thomas Callahan and their children Katie and Brendan of Tyngsboro, MA. Other survivors include his sisters Mary Ann Dowling and Nancy D. O’Bryan of Corning along with several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers James and John Dowling.
Services will be held at St. Mary’s Church , Corning, NY at 10:00A.M. Friday, November 18, 2005 with committal prayers and interment immediately following in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, friends may donate to a charity of their choice.
The Haughey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
216 E. First St., Corning, N.Y.

Louise B. Nockel
Painted Post, N.Y.
Louise B. Nockel 94 years of 89 W. Fifth Street, Corning, N.Y., died Thursday November 3, 2005 at the Waters of Three Rivers.
She was born June 26, 1911 in Corning, N.Y. the daughter of the late Leon and Margaret Arthur Brundage. A lifetime resident of the area, graduating from St. Mary’s School and Corning Free Academy (Class of 1929).
Louise and Albert Whitney were married in 1934 and he predeceased her. Her second marriage was to John Nockel in 1952 and he predeceased her in 1993.
For many years she was a legal secretary in Corning, N.Y., employed for 25 years with Surrogate Judge George W. Pratt and later for many other local law firms.
She was a member of All Saints Parish attending St. Mary’s Church and a member of the League of the Sacred Heart., a member of All Saints Parish "Golden Oldies" Luncheon Club, Corning Hospital Chapter, Volunteer for Corning Meals on Wheels and Corning Election Board.
Louise was a loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. She was a talented knitter, supplying her family with warm hats, mittens and afghans.
Surviving her Son and Daughter in law; Earl and Ann Whitney of Corning, N.Y. Three Granddaughters; Susan (Dan) Kelley of Horseheads, N.Y., Diane Whitney of Cincinnati, OH. and Linda (David) Blackley of Lockport, N.Y. Also Eight Great Grandchildren; Christopher, and Brian Kelley and Whitney, Emma, William, Mary, Alice and Joseph Blackley. Sisters in law; Anna Brundage of Spring Hill, Fl. and Mary Brewster of Horseheads, N.Y. Also several nieces and nephews.
Predeceasing her two brothers; Arthur and Earl Brundage. Sisters in law; Mary Brundage and Josephine Taylor and Brothers in law; Vern Taylor and Raymond Brewster.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St. Corning, N.Y. Monday November 7, 2005 from 4-7p.m. A Prayer Service will be offered at the funeral home Tuesday November 8, 2005 at 9:00am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, St. Mary’s Church 9:30am. Committal Prayers and Interment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Louise’s name to All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, N.Y. 14830

Raymond Gerald Schroeder, Sr.
Boynton Beach, Fl.
Raymond Gerald Shroeder, Sr. 84 years (formerly of Corning and Painted Post, N.Y.) of 10102 42nd Avenue, Boynton Beach, Fl., died Friday, October 28, 2005 at the Bethesda Memorial Hospital. He was born in Corning, N.Y. March 21, 1921, the son of the late Frank and Helene Lowery Schroeder. He was a graduate of St. Mary’s School, Corning Free Academy and the University of Detroit.
He was inducted into the United States Army in 1942 serving in the European African Middle Eastern Theater. He was an original member of the 88th Infantry Division the first all drafter division to see combat in Europe and was head division in the liberation of Rome. He was wounded twice in action, receiving two purple hearts with oak leaf clusters, three campaign ribbons, three bronze stars, and infantry combat badge and the good conduct medal.
Ray and Geraldine Wilcox were married November 16, 1957 at St. Mary’s Church in Elmira, N.Y.
In 1995 he completed fifty years active and retired service with Corning Inc., during which time he held various financial positions. While living in Kentucky, he and his family were very active in Cub Scouting and church related functions. He was a member of All Saints Parish, past member of the American Legion, Knights of Columbus, Corning Lodge of Elks #1070, Corning Country Club and Willow Creek.
Ray was a devoted family man, loved by his wife, children and grandchildren and will be forever missed by all.
Survivors are his wife of almost 48 years, Geraldine. Daughters; Kittie Marie Calladonato of Torrance, CA. and Diane Mary Young of San Antonio, TX. Sons; Frank Joseph (Carol) Schroeder of Round Rock, TX. and Raymond Gerald (Amy) Schroeder of Southlake, TX. His seven grandchildren, Annika, Christopher, Alyssa, Aaron, Ryan, Nicholas, and Brooklyn. Also several nieces and a nephew.
He was predeceased by his brothers, James Schroeder and Joseph Schroeder.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St. Corning, N.Y., Thursday November 3, 2005 from 4pm-7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, November 4, 2005, 9:30am St. Mary’s Church, Corning, N.Y. Prayers of Committal, Full Military Rites and Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Raymond’s name to All Saints Academy, 158 State St., Corning, N.Y. 14830

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