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Chemung and Steuben Counties, New York Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Chemung County, New York Obituary Collection - 26

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Date: Tuesday, 8 December 2009, at 10:51 a.m.

Frances Jacobus
Horseheads, NY
Frances E. Jacobus, 82 years of Lee Ave, died Monday, May 9, 2005 at her home.
She was born October 23, 1922 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Henry and Nina Logan Draht. She attended school in the Elmira School System.
Frances and Walter Jacobus were married November 3, 1945 at St. Patrick’s Church, Elmira, NY. He predeceased her December 7, 2001.
She was a sales clerk with Rockwell’s Department Store on Market Street, Corning, retiring with 12 years service with the company.
Frances was a member of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY.
She is survived by sons; James R. Jacobus of Horseheads, NY, Phillip E. (Teresa) Jacobus of Hammondsport, NY, and daughter; Barbara J. Jacobus of Horseheads, NY. Grandchildren; Bradley Jacobus, Matthew Jacobus, Sarah (Kevin) Reiman, Jeffrey (Sara) Mochrie, Timothy Mochrie, Andrew Mochrie, Katie Mochrie. Two brothers; Albert Draht of Elmira, NY and Lewis (Evelyn) Draht of Florida. Also several nieces, nephews and cousins . She was predeceased by brothers; Charles Draht, Robert Draht, Herbert Draht and sisters; Florence Hugg and Lois Nuss.
Funeral arrangements are with the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St, Corning, NY, and will be held at the convenience of the family. Committal Prayers and Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery Corning, NY.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Frances’ name to:
Food Bank of The Southern Tier, 945 County Rte 64, Elmira, NY 14903, or to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.
"Enough Said."

Sandra Chilson
Woodhull, NY
Sandra J. Chilson, 30 years of 1487County Rt 99, died suddenly May 6, 2005 in Woodhull, resulting from an automobile accident.
She was born February 24, 1975 in Rome, NY the daughter of Kenneth C. and Tena L. Brown Baker. A lifetime resident of the area and graduate of Addison High School. She had received a Teachers Aide Certificate.
Sandra and Gary L. Chilson Jr. were married August 8, 1988 in Himrod, NY.
She was employed with the Addison Central School District as a Teachers Aide working in the special education department.
Sandra was a loving and caring person, devoted wife, mother, daughter and sister. She was the love and sunshine of everyone’s life.
Surviving her husband; Gary L.Chilson Jr, daughters; Andrea Beth Chilson and Autumn Brittany Chilson both at home. Parents; Kenneth C. And Tena L. Baker of Painted Post, NY, sisters; Tamy (Arron) Stratton of Woodhull, NY and Amanda (Tony) Perry of Bath, NY. Maternal Grandmother; Marjorie Smith of Corning, NY. Also several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Friends and family may call the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St, Corning, NY, Saturday, May 14, 2005 from 10am-1pm. A Funeral Service will follow at the conclusion of calling hours at the funeral home, 1pm. Rev. David Brelo officiating. Committal Prayers and Interment will be at the family plot in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given for an educational fund for her daughters, directed to: Kenneth C. Baker, 3765 West Hill Road, Painted Post, NY 14870.

Margaret Fero Finnerty
Horseheads, NY
Margaret Irene Fero Finnerty, 96 years, formerly of 174 East Second Street, Corning, and most recently a resident of Elcor Health Services, went to rest with the Lord, Wednesday, May 4, 2005.
She was born May 1, 1909 in Addison, NY, daughter of the late Henry and Myrtle Bravo Phillips, and was a lifetime resident of the Addison and Corning areas, attending Addison High School.
Margaret was married to Oren L. Fero, who predeceased her July 1972, then marrying Francis Finnerty, he also predeceased her in September 1984.
She was employed as an Inspector with Corning Incorporated retiring in 1973 with 31 years service with the company, working at various plants.
Margaret was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Patrick’s Church, and also a member of the AFGWU Local 1000.
Margaret was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and her family was her total commitment in her life.
She is survived by three sons; Richard (Mary) Fero of Corning, NY, Gerald (Dawn) Fero and Robert (Nancy) Fero of Painted Post, NY. Daughter; Sylvia (Edward) Davis of Painted Post, NY. Brother; Wilbur (Alice) Phillips of Dodson, MT. Thirteen grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren, also several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by brothers; Maynard Pitts, Roland Phillips, Howard Phillips, Herman Phillips, Leland Phillips, and sister; Winifred Loury and Louise Drane.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St, Friday, May 6, 2005 from 4-6pm. A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home, Saturday, May 7, 2005 at 9am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 9:30am at St. Mary’s Church, Corning, NY. Committal Prayers and Interment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Margaret’s name to: Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, or to the charity of one’s choice.

Mary Helen McCarthy
Arlington, Virginia
Mary Helen (Red) McCarthy, 84 years, died Friday, April 29, 2005 at Arlington Hospital, Arlington, VA.
Mary was born February 12, 1921 in Corning, NY daughter of the late William D. And Julia L. Lowery McCarthy. She was a graduate of Corning Northside High School and Corning Community College.
Mary resided in Corning until 1965 when she moved to the Washington, DC area. While there she was employed by the Department of Defense as a Computer Programer. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Arlington, VA and was an avid bridge player.
Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Sheila McCarthy of Ocean Pines, MD, a sister, Margaret Louise McCarthy of Horseheads, NY and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by sisters; Julia Coleman, Evelyn Kane and brothers; William McCarthy, and John McCarthy.
Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, May 4, 2005 from 10 to 11 AM at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First Street, Corning. Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 11 AM. Committal Prayers and Interment will follow at the family plot of St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning, NY.

Ruth Owen
Corning, NY
Ruth A. Owen 84 years formerly living with her son, Wesley and daughter in law, Mary and grandson, Wesley J., at 2 Pine Lane, died Thursday April 21, 2005 at Founders Pavilion.
She was born September 20, 1920 in Spencer, MA, the daughter of the late Wesley H. And Ruby I. Wilette Davis.A graduate of Purdy High School, Spencer, MA, where she was an outstanding athlete. She continued her education graduating with the class of 1945 at Asbury College, Wilmore, KY and San Francisco State. Her teaching career was at Richmond - ElCerrito High School, CA.
Ruth was married to Ralph E. Owen, who predeceased her in 1998. At that time she relocated from San Pablo, CA to New York State, residing in Corning with her son & daughter in law, Wesley & Mary Buth.
She was a very devoted & loving wife, mother and grandmother...family always came first. Her faith was very comforting to her and she wasinvolved with the Methodist Church and enjoyed crafting, especially crocheting.
Surviving her sons; Wesley H. (Mary M.) Buth of Corning, NY, Woodard K. (Helga) Buth of Clarksville, TN, Wayne (Carol) Owen of Marysville, CA and Eugene (Jill) Owen of Sacramento, CA. Among grandchildren, proud grandson; Wesley J. Buth (a RIT Sophomore in Engineering Technology and a member of the RIT Tiger Lacrosse Team), also Ruth Buth, Zeigrid Buth, Sabrina Buth, Cody Owen, Marcie Owen and Cherri Williams and several great grandchildren. Sisters; Ruby Melesky of East Brookfield, MA, Helen Carter of Rhode Island and brother; Earl Davis of Mobile, AL.
Predeceasing her in 1985 was grandson, Steven Owen.
Local funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St., Corning, NY. The funeral service and interment will be held Friday April 29, 2005 in Yuba City, CA.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Ruth’s name to Founders Pavilion, 205 East First St., Corning, NY 14830.

Marlene Morse (funeral changed)
***The Mass of Christian Burial for Marlene will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 9:30am at St. Mary's Church. Due to a family emergency the services were changed from Monday to Tuesday** The family appologizes for any inconvenience.
Sayre, PA
Marlene K. Morse, 65 years of 4270 Hornby Rd, Corning, NY entered into her heavenly home, Thursday, April 21, 2005. She had been a patient at the Robert Packer Hospital.
She was born in Corning, NY April 28, 1939, the daughter of the late George and Catherine Quill Bisel. A lifetime resident she attended Corning Free Academy.
Marlene and Ronald F. Morse were married March 18, 1978 in Campbell, NY.
She was employed at Web’s Fish Market for 6 years and following she was employed for 10 years with Corning Inc., and for the last 15 years she has been administrator for Ron Morse’s Contracting in Hornby.
Marlene was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Patrick’s Church and a member of Chemung Valley Old Timers. She enjoyed camping, bowling, her craftwork, her fondness for pets, her fun at casino’s and she especially enjoyed decorating her home and yard with all the Christmas Light Displays-on Hornby Road.
She was a loving, caring and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her family was her pride and joy.
She is survived by her husband of 27 years; Ronald, sons; Douglas (Pamela) Wood and Joseph Wood both of Painted Post, NY, daughters; Rhonda Wood of Rochester, NY, Helen (James) Guinnip of Coopers Plains, NY Amy (Donald) Kessler of Rochester, NY, Kathryn (Henry)Thomas and Julie (Timothy) Shadeck both of Painted Post, NY. Step-Children; Debra Campbell of Corning, NY and James (Bonnie) Morse of Campbell, NY, David (Eunice) Morse and Laurie (Timothy) Sly of Addison, NY. Twenty-four grandchildren and eight Great Grandchildren. Sister; Irene (Gary) Brizzee of Harrisburg, PA, step-sister; Linda Phillips of Corning, NY. Sisters-in-law; Phyllis Hamilton of Hornby, NY and Carol (Kenneth) Burnside of Hornby. Niece; Diane Amidon of Syracuse, NY also several aunts, uncles and cousins, and her beloved pet; Cookie.
Family and friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St, Corning, NY Sunday, April 24, 2005 from 1-3 & 5-7pm. A Prayer Service will be offered at the funeral home, Monday, April 25, 2005 at 9:00am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am St. Marys Church. Committal Prayers and Interment will be held at the West Hill Cemetery, Hornby, NY.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Marlene’s name to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd, Corning, NY 14830.

Victor "Vic" Olson
Corning, NY
Victor (Vic) C. Olson, 91 years of 184 Fuller Avenue, died Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at Founders Pavilion.
He was born November 5, 1913 in Corning, NY, the son of the late Gunnar Eric and Emelia Carlson Olson. He had attended Northside High School and was a lifetime resident of Corning.
Victor and Thelma Allison were married November 26, 1938 at the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Corning, NY.
He was an employee of Corning Inc, as a machinist and supervising foreman for the Tioga Ave Machine Shop, retiring in 1970 with 41 years active service. Just recently he had received his 75 year pin from the company. He was past vice president of the Flint Glass Workers Union Local #1000. Following his retirement from Corning Inc, he became employed with Corning Community College as instructor/lab assistant serving for 20 years. Victor was a very active life-member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church, serving as president of the Luther League, superintendent of the Sunday School of 20 years, member of the choir, past trustee and Deacon. He was a member (and past secretary-serving 25 years) of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Painted Post # 117 F & AM, where he had received the Dedicated Service Award.
Vic was a dedicated, devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was always concerned for others and doing for them. He enjoyed sports and earlier in life was very involved with softball (as catcher for the machine shop) and baseball, bowling and fishing.
Surviving his wife of 67 years, Thelma, Son; John (Paula) Olson of Corning, NY, and Daughter; Linda (Wayne) Smith of Penn Yan, NY. Grandchildren; Kevin (Gretchen) Smith, Stephanie (Stephan) Dimitroff, Jeffrey (Kim Mulks) Smith, Garrett (Kara) Olson, Elizabeth (Joe Dickerson) Olson and Eric Olson. Great Grandchildren; Kylie, Emily & Patrick Smith, Isabella Dimitroff, Madelyn Olson and Gavan Dickerson. Sister-in-law; Edith Olson. Also several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by Grandson; Daniel Olson, Granddaughter; Sheryl Smith, Brother; Bill Olson and Sisters; Ada Barker and Olga Smith.
The Corning-Painted Post Masonic Lodge #168 F. &A.M. will conduct their Memorial Service, Saturday, April 23, 2005 10:30am at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 149 W. William Street, Corning, NY. Following the service the family will receive friends at the Church from 11am-12 noon. Funeral and Committal Services will follow at noon, Rev. Joseph Cotner officiating. Interment will be in the family plot at the Coopers Plains Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted with the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St, Corning, NY.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Vic’s name to the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 149 W. William St, Corning, NY 14830.

Henry E. Trusievitz

Elmira, NY
Henry Edward Trusievitz 88 years of 264 Cayuta Street, Corning, NY, died Saturday April 16, 2005 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was born February 6, 1917 in Lynn, MA, the son of the late Samuel and Rose Wasyl Trusievitz. He attended schools in MA & NYand was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the European Theater of Operations during WWII(1943-45).
Henry and Alice May Tubbs were married April 11, 1941 in the Methodist Church in Painted Post, NY. They had just celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.
He was employed with Ingersoll Rand Co., as a Machine Operator, retiring in 1976 with 30 years activeservice. He had recently received his 60 year service pin.
He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Corning and the Senior Citizens of Corning.
Henry was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. His family was the great interest of his life, enjoying all the activities, especially playing cards. He loved the outdoors and was an avid and meticulous gardener and landscaper.
Surviving his wife; Alice. Three daughters & Sons in law; Patricia (Michael) Werdein of Fairport, NY, Bonnie (Tom) Teemley of Ocala, FL and Pamela (Michael) Walk of Horseheads, NY.Six Grandchildren and Six Great Grandchildren. Brother; Stanley (Joyce) Trusievitz of Bath, NY. Brother in law; Edward Bedner of Bath, NY. Also several nieces & nephews.
He was predeceased by three sisters; Ellen Shannon, Lillian Bedner and Rose Stuart. Brother & sister in law; Walter & Doris Trusievitz and brother; Edwin Trusievitz and granddaughter; Michele Marie Covert.
Family and friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Wednesday April 20, 2005 from 1-3pm.Funeral and Committal Services will follow at 3:00pm at the funeral home, Rev. Carol Keller (his pastor)officiating. Interment will be held in the family plot at Coopers Plains Cemetery.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Henry’s name to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY, 14830 or The American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049.

John Wertz
Corning, NY
John D. Wertz, 78 years of 136 Columbia Street, and wintered in Port Charlotte, FL, died Saturday, April 2, 2005 at Corning Hospital.
He was born in Sayre, PA, November 12, 1926 the son of the late Guy R. and Helen Flynn Wertz. He was a graduate of Hornell High School and had attended Alfred University. A veteran of the US Marine Corp, serving during World War II (1944-45), stationed in Cuba.
He moved from the Hornell area to Corning in 1959.
John and Joyce M. Higgins were married January 16, 1971 in St. Patrick’s Church, Corning, NY.
John had been employed with the JC Penney Company and John Clark’s Shoe Store prior to accepting a position with the City of Corning as Rehabilitation Officer for HUD, retiring in 1996 with 21 years service with the city.
He was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Patrick’s Church and St. Mary’s Church. He was a member of the Parish Council and was a Eucharistic Minister. He was a very active member of the Corning Lions Club serving as past officer (Secretary, Treasurer and President) and also served as District Governor of New York State Lions Club. John was the recipient of the Melvin Jones Award and was awarded life membership of the club.
Surviving his wife of thirty five years; Joyce Wertz, daughter; Dorothy (David) Leininger of Corning, NY and granddaughter; Kearstin Shirley of Corning, NY. He was predeceased by sister; Mercedes Wertz.
Arrangements are with the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St, Corning, NY. Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the family plot at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning, NY.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in John’s name to: Corning Lions Club, Attn: Sight First, PO Box 1096, Corning, NY 14830.

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