Jeanette L. Schosger
Painted Post, NY
Jeanette L. Schosger, 94 years, formerly of West Fifth St., Corning, NY died Monday September 10, 2007 at Waters of Three Rivers.
She was born July 3, 1913 in Penn Yan, NY the daughter of the late Ettore Sr. and Virginia DeFelice Sciore. She was a graduate of Watkins Glen High School (class of 1932) and St. Joseph’s School of Nursing. She had served the area as a Private Duty Nurse, Staff Nurse at Pinecrest Nursing Home and she retired as an Industrial Nurse at the Press Ware Plant for Corning Inc.
Jeanette and Edmund J. Schosger were married July 19, 1937 in Watkins Glen, NY. He predeceased her November 16, 1995.
She enjoyed cooking, traveling and dancing.
Surviving her daughters; Virginia M. Lam of Troutville, VA. and Barbara A. (Donald) Price of Painted Post, NY. Grandson; Joseph (Angela) F. King of Troutville, VA. Sister; Lucie Clark of Elmira, NY. Niece; Lucia (David) Sciore-Jones of Ithaca, NY and Nephew; Edward (Ann) Sciore of Syracuse, NY.
She was predeceased by her brother; Ettore Sciore, Jr. and Son in law; Frederick King and David Lam.
Upon her request there will be no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Church Thursday September 13, 2007 , 10:00am. Followed by Committal Prayers and Entombment, St. Mary’s Mausoleum, Corning, NY.
Funeral Arrangements are with Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St., Corning, NY.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given to All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Ave., Corning, NY or Finger Lakes SPCA, 7315 State Rt. 54, Bath, NY 14810.
Dr. John (Jack) H. Martin
Dr. John (Jack) H. Martin, age 85, died Thursday, September 6, 2007 at his home in Corning, NY.
Jack served as Deputy Director of the Corning Museum of Glass and Director of the Museum’s Rakow Library. Prior to joining the Museum, Jack was a Professor of English and Director of the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Library at Corning Community College.
Jack was born in New York City, where he worked summers as a copyboy for the New York Times while attending Brooklyn College. His studies were interrupted by the Second World War, during which he served with the U.S. Army Air Force as a cryptographer, working on top secret enciphering devices first in London during the height of the Blitz and later in Wales. Towards the end of the war he was sent to Norway to help crack Hitler’s top secret enciphering machine.
After returning from the war, he completed his undergraduate degree at Brooklyn College and received a Masters Degree from Columbia University. He then earned a BD and PhD from the University of Chicago where he met a fellow student, the love of his life, Phyllis Greife. They were married in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1953 and moved to Wilmington, Ohio, where Jack held a teaching position at Wilmington College, a Quaker college.
Jack was hired in 1958 as the first faculty member of the newly founded Corning Community College. In the early years of Jack’s tenure at CCC, Arthur Houghton, then President of Steuben Glass, became Jack’s mentor and helped him plan the library for the new Spencer Hill campus.
Jack returned to Columbia University in 1964 for post-doctoral studies in Chinese and Japanese civilization. That experience led not only to courses he taught for many years in Japanese civilization at CCC and in the Graduate School at Elmira College, but also to a long-term fascination with Japan. Jack and Phyl made ten extended visits to Japan and authored a series of cultural guides to Nara, Kyoto, and Tokyo.
When the Corning Museum of Glass was nearly destroyed in 1972 by Hurricane Agnes flood, Jack offered temporary space in the College Library, where power, water, and dry working space were available to begin the restoration of the Museum library’s collection. He was subsequently asked to join the Museum in 1973.
Jack was a past member of the Corning Public Library Board of Trustees and Acting Director of the Corning Public Library, helping make possible the new library building. His many other organizational responsibilities included President of the Corning Public Library “Friends of the Library”, President of the Corning-Painted Post Historical Society, Secretary to the Northeast Museums Association, and Vice-President of the International Council of Museums Committee on Glass in Europe. Jack was named a lifetime Fellow of the Corning Museum of Glass following his retirement in 1988.
Over the years Jack and Phyl established endowments for the Corning Public Library, Corning-Painted Post Historical Society, and the Houghton Library of Corning Community College. The couple also was instrumental in the restoration of the 1796 Benjamin Patterson Inn and for adding its one-room school house, log cabin, barn, blacksmith’s shop, and carriage sheds.
One of Jack’s characteristic efforts was his co-founding of the Corning area Bi-racial Committee in 1963 which sought an end to rampant local racial discrimination. During that era no hotel in the Corning area would accommodate a black guest – as a result of which, when James Earl Jones came to town for a week of performances at the Corning Summer Theater, he stayed as a guest in the Martin’s home.
In the early 1960’s Jack took on a battle of another type when the mayor of Corning sought to limit the freedom of local libraries and readers by banning Henry Miller’s newly-published novel “Tropic of Cancer.” Jack borrowed a copy of the book from a friend and announced that the College library had a copy in its collection. He was hounded by the local press and threatened with arrest, but then he received a call from Arthur Houghton who had heard the news and hired the lawyers of the New York Public library to defend him. Arthur arranged for a Corning Glass plane to fly Jack to New York City for strategy discussions. When the Mayor learned of the forces that he was up against, he quickly backed down.
Jack’s intellectual curiosity, critical acumen, and scholarly insights were boundless. For fifteen years he served as the editor for all publications at the Corning Museum of Glass including the “Journal of Glass Studies” which is published in four languages. He authored “Museum Under Water”, an account of the flooding and restoration of the Museum collections. He co-authored with Phyl “The Lands of the Painted Post”, an account of the early years of western New York that also appeared in a Japanese language edition, and three Cultural Guides to Japan. At the time of his death he was completing a fourth Cultural Guide to Japan for Tuttle Publications.
Jack and Phyl traveled the world together. However, they were always happiest returning to Corning to the calm and comfort of the home they created together. During his retirement Jack remained constantly active until February of this year, offering dozens of courses at the local Elderhostel.
Jack is survived by Phyl, his wife, companion, and best friend of more than 50 years, and by their son Todd of New York City and their son Scott, daughter-in-law Katherine, and adored grandsons Alex and Jeremy of Aspen, Colorado. Jack’s final days were eased immeasurably by the compassionate care of Southern Tier Hospice and Home & Healthcare Services.
He was a generous and loving husband, father, and grandfather. His intelligence, warm sense of humor, kind spirit, and understanding presence are irreplaceable.
Plans for a memorial service in the fall will be forthcoming. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the endowment of the Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library of Corning Community College (inquiries may be directed to Cindy Maier at 962-9508).
Arrangements are with the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St., Corning, NY 14830.
Joseph F. Golden
PAINTED POST, NY
Joseph F. Golden, 82 years, formerly of West Second Street, Corning, NY, died Thursday, September 6, 2007 at the Waters of Three Rivers Health Care Center.
He was born December 30, 1924 in Corning, NY, the son of the late Frank and Rose Waksmunski Golden. He was a lifetime resident of Corning, receiving his education in the local schools.
Joe was employed with Corning Inc., working in the Blowing Room (crack off) A Factory, retiring in 1986 with 43 years service.
He was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Mary's Church.
Surviving are his nephews, Dale Wexell of Corning, NY, Clarence, Ronald and Arthur Huftelan, all of Horseheads, NY; nieces, Barbara Graham, Rose Cutler, and Margaret Mashanic, all of Corning, NY, and Mary Lou Wood of Elmira, NY. Also several great nieces and nephews, and special niece and caregiver with whom he resided, Beth Mashanic.
He was predeceased by brothers, Frank and Louis Golden; sisters, Mary Huftalen, Catherine McIntyre, and Anna Wexell.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First Street, Corning, NY, Sunday, September 9, 2007 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Prayer Service will be offered at the funeral home on Monday, September 10, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, Corning, at 9:30 a.m. Committal Prayers and Interment will be at the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Joe's name to All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY 14830.
Joyce E. Austin
Joyce E. Austin, 65 years, of Sunflower Blvd. Addison, NY died Saturday September 1, 2007 at the Robert Packer Hospital.
She was born August 25, 1942 in Kane, PA. the daughter of the late Joseph J. and Therese M. Caligiuri Grandinetti. She was a graduate of Kane High School, attended Corning Community College and Mansfield State College. She was a graduate of Elmira Business Institute.
Joyce was married to Thomas D. Montopoli who predeceased her. Her second marriage was with Charles (Chuck) Austin on November 6, 1975 in Campbell, NY.
Joyce had been employed with numerous positions in the area, most recently with Steuben County Mental Health Department and retiring from Steuben County District Attorneys office.
She was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Mary’s Church, Corning, NY. and St. Catherines Church of Addison, NY and St. Joseph’s Church of Zephyrhills, Fl. Joyce was an active Euchristic Minister, Lay Lector and Choir Member. She was past President of the Italian American Women’s Auxillary Club, long time member of the NYS Federation of Home Bureau. She also had been an Avon Representative for many years.
Joyce was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was very devoted to her faith and loved life and enjoyed it to the fullest. Sharing her smile with others was a token of her happiness. She was noted for her tasty cooking and especially her variety of cookie baking. She was an avid reader and loved summer camping and residing winters in Florida. She will truly be missed by her family and numerous friends.
Surviving are her husband, Charles (Chuck) Austin. Daughter, Debby Montopoli (formerly of France) of Horseheads, NY. Step daughters; Nita Austin, Linda Rosburg and Annie (Daniel) Bennett all of Corning, NY. Six grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Brother; Robert J. (Cecilia) Grandinetti of Denver, CO. and sister, Mary B. Grandinetti (Edward) Pultz of Greensburg, PA. Among many close and beloved in laws, sister in law; Judith A. (Bud) Gregory of Green Valley, AZ. Also several nieces and nephews (special niece, Nicole).
She was predeceased by brothers, infant Alfred J. Grandinetti and Richard J. Grandinetti.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St., Corning, NY Thursday September 6, 2007 from 7-9pm.
A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home Friday September 7, 2007 at 9:30am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am at St. Mary’s Church, Corning, NY. Committal Prayers and Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning, NY.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Joyce’s name to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049 or National Kidney Foundation of Upstate New York, 15 Prince St., Rochester, NY 14607.
The family wishes to invite Joyce’s many friends to a fellowship of Memories and Lunch at the Sunflower Family Camp Grounds 1488 Sunflower Blvd, Addison, NY (printed directions available at the Funeral Home and or St. Mary’s Church.
Robert C. "Bob" Wylie
Robert C. “Bob” Wylie, 89 years, of 119 Grace Blvd., Painted Post, NY died Sunday August 26, 2007.
He was born August 24, 1918 in Painted Post, NY, the son of the late John and Augusta Ubrnanski Wylie. He was a lifetime resident of the area, graduating from Painted Post High School (class of 1936) and Elmira Business Institute.
He was a veteran of the United States Army during WWII, serving as a marksmanship instructor.
Bob married Rita Cunningham on May 6, 1943 in St. Mary’s Church, Corning, NY. She predeceased him August 6, 1994.
Bob was employed with the Ingersoll Rand Co., Painted Post, NY with 20 years service and was a salesman for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., for 20 years, retiring in 1979. Bob was a member of the Metropolitan Life Presidents Club for many years.
He was a member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Campbell, NY, past Councilman for the Town of Erwin (1980 – 1991 ), Chairman for the Town of Erwin Republican Committee, member of Steuben County Republican Committee. Bob was an instructor for the New York State Hunter Safety Course. He was a member for 59 years of the Lodge of Elks # 1071, member of the Lionel Collectors Club of America and Train Collectors Association.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing and summers at Camp Arey, Keuka Lake. Bob was an avid collector of trains and all its memorabilia.
Surviving are, his son, Robert G. (Sharon) Wylie DDS of Painted Post, NY. Two Grandchildren; Gregory Vogt, DPM of Monroe, MI and Amy Vogt DDS of Buffalo, NY. Two Great Grandchildren; Owen and Andrew Vogt. Brother and Sister in law, Gene and Mary Willis of Little Rock, AR. Several nieces and nephews. Lifetime special friends; Eugene and Madeline Knapp. Also his beloved dogs, Rusty and Pepper at home.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St., Corning, NY Friday August 31, 2007 from 5-9pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held September 1, 2007 at St. Joseph’s Church, Campbell, NY 10:00am, Rev. Patrick Connor, celebrant.
Committal Prayers and Interment will follow at the family plot in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning, NY.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Bob’s name to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning, Rd., Corning, NY 14830.
Richard "Dick" Perrin
Richard Delbert "Dick" Perrin, 86 years, of 59 Indian Pipe, Painted Post, NY died Friday August 24, 2007 at the Corning Hospital.
He was born October 19, 1920 in Corning, NY the son of the late Henry Delbert and Leona Millard Perrin. A lifetime resident of the area graduating from Corning Free Academy and attending the University of Texas and Syracuse University.
Dick and Nancy Jackson were married December 16, 1944 in Buffalo, NY.
Over the years as salesman for Hungerford Buick in Corning, NY he was known for his integrity and wonderful sense of humor. Dick will truly be missed by his family and numerous friends. He was a pilot and loved flying and enjoyed a good game of golf. His little garden was his interest and joy.
He attended the First Presbyterian Church of Corning and was a 32nd Degree Mason.
Surviving his wife; Nancy of 63 years. Sons; Richard D. Perrin II of Akron, OH and Jeffrey D. Perrin of Corning, NY. Daughters; Jennifer Perrin Siple of Surfside, S.C. and Suzanne Perrin (August A.) Pfister of Cincinnati, OH. Four Grandchildren; Erica Pfister Altschul, Andrew B. Pfister, Jason Siple and Jennifer Lynn Siple. Two Great Grandchildren; Lillian Altschul and Reuben Altschul.
He was predeceased by his sisters; Elsie Perrin Horton and Doris Perrin Renner.
Private Family Services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Corning with Entombment at the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Gardens Columbarium.
Arrangements are with the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Dicks name to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden, 1 East First St., Corning, NY 14830
Helen H. Conzo
Helen H. Conzo, 81 years, of 211 Chestnut St., Corning, NY, died Monday August 20, 2007 at the Robert Packer Hospital.
She was born April 24, 1926 in Whitemills, PA, the daughter the late Edward and Sarah Haden.
She was a graduate of St. Mary’s Catholic School and Corning Free Academy.
Helen and William Smith were married in St. Mary’s Church, Corning, he predeceased her in 1951. Her second marriage was to Angelo Conzo in 1953, he predeceased her in 1997.
She was co-owner of Conzo’s Market, working at the market from 1960-1979.
She was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Mary’s Church and the Rosary Society.
Helen was a loving and devoted mother and she enjoyed bingo games and was an avid Yankee fan.
Surviving her Son, William C. Smith, Jr. of Corning, NY. Sister, Rita Wright of Mocksville, NC, Sister -in-law, Frances Avagliano of Corning, NY and three nieces and two nephews.
She was predeceased by her sister, Dolores Crooks
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Wednesday August 22, 2007 from 4-7pm. A Prayer Service will be offered at the Funeral Home Thursday August 23, 2007 at 10:30am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church at 11:00am. Prayers of Committal and Interment will be at the family plot in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning, NY
Her Son, William wishes to Thank her very special nieces, Betty Lou and Nancy for the tender loving care given to Helen during her illness. Also special Thank Yous for Karen Hogue & Staff and Kelly Kittle.
Jackson Gates Corbett
Jackson Gates Corbett, 86, passed away peacefully on August 6, 2007, at Bethany Manor.
Jack was born on July 14, 1921, in West Chester, NY, son of Emery and Frankye Crim Corbett. He married Mary Jane Hoerner in Dayton Ohio on July 25, 1942. He resided in Dayton, Ohio most of his adult life. He began working for the Dayton Power & Light Company in 1940, retiring in 1980. Jack enlisted in the Army Air Forces in 1942, served time in Korea, and retired from the US Army as a Lieutenant Colonel after 37 years of active service.
Jack was a long time member of the Dayton Amateur Radio Association, call letters W8KDY. He acquired a single engine land instrument-rated pilot’s license in 1969 and, along with his wife and dog, became a member of the Civil Air Patrol. He was an active 32nd degree mason of Trotwood Lodge #755, a member of Valley of Dayton Antioch Shrine, and Past Royal Patron of Allah Court #11, Order of the Amaranth in Dayton.
He is survived by his son, Douglas G. (Penny) Corbett of Lancaster, CA and a daughter, Gail (Dr. Edward) Cordes of Corning, NY, three grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Baker-Hazel and Snider Funeral Home in Dayton, OH. August 24, 2007 from 6-8pm. A Grave side service will be held August 25, 2007 at Forest Hill Cemetery in Tipp City, OH.
Local Arrangements have been entrusted with the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY.
Helen A. Minchie
Helen Havalchak Minchie of 157 Fuller Ave. died unexpectedly at her home, Saturday, August 4, 2007.
She was born April 14, 1923 in Corning, NY the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Demyan Havalchak.
A graduate of St. Patricks School, Corning Free Academy and Greg Business School.
Helen and John Minchie were married in 1951 in Corning, NY. He predeceased her.
She was employed as an Administrative Secretary with Corning, Inc. Corning, NY. Helen was very generous, independent and faithful to her Church and God.
Helen was a member of All Saints Parish, Past member of Saint Patricks Choir and a member of the Secretarial Association.
She is survived by brother; Charles (Helen) Urban of Hector, NY. Sister; Mary Close of Painted Post, NY. Five nephews; Gary Urban, Michael Urban, Stephen Close, Bucky Close and Larry Close. Niece; Patricia Giulino.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St., Corning, NY Wednesday, August 8, 2007 from 9-11am, Funeral Service to follow at the Funeral Home. Committal Prayers and Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning, NY.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donation’s be given to All Saints Parish, Memorial Fund, 222 Dodge Ave., Corning, NY 14830
Arden D. "Art" Beck
Painted Post, NY
Arden Dawson "Art" Beck, 73 years, of 250 North Hamilton Street died unexpectedly at his home, Sunday July 15, 2007.
He was born June 7, 1934 in Lebanon, PA the son of the late Boyd Sr. and Elizabeth Le Gay Beck.
A graduate of Lebanon High School and a Veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp., serving during the Korean Conflict.
Arden and Katherine Shine were married July 23, 1956 in Lebanon, PA. In 1958 they relocated to the Corning Area. She predeceased him February 28, 2002.
He was employed as a Supervisor for Corning Inc., Box Factory and Weyerhaeuser with 34 years service. He was also employed with the Corning Painted Post School District at East High School, serving as Hall Monitor and Teachers Aide. His passion and love for youth showed through with his commitment in his position at the school.
Art had served as 10th ward Alderman for the City of Corning.
He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Art enjoyed walking, western movies, playing cards and sharing time with family and friends. He will truly be missed by all.
He is survived by three daughters; Linda (Paul) Riviello of Concord, N.C., Carol (William) Maloney of Cincinatti, OH. and Julie Beck of Corning, N.Y. Grandchildren; Thomas Ross, Stefanie Ross, Sarah Fogarty, Kimberly Fogarty, Hilary Tuthill, Jemere Reid, Lo Létta Reid, Sean Maloney and Kelly Maloney. Three Great Grandchildren. Two brothers; Elmer (Nancy) Beck of Lebanon, PA. and Richard (Bev) Beck of Sparks, NV. Two Sisters; Dollie Steckbeck of Lebanon, PA and Lillian Berezich of Hershey, PA. Also several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by daughter; Amy Jo Beck.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St., Corning, NY Wednesday, July 18, 2007 from 1-4pm and 7-9pm. A Prayer Service will be offered at the funeral home. Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 8:45am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am. Immaculate Heart Of Mary’s Church, Painted Post, NY. Committal Prayers with full Military Rites and Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning, NY.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donation’s be given to the Art Beck Memorial Scholarship, Board of Education Administration Building, 165 Charles St., Painted Post, NY 14870.
Donald R. Hunter
Donald R. Hunter, 82 years, of Caton Rd., died Monday March 12, 2007.
A lifetime resident of the area and retired Machine Shop Supervisor of Corning Inc.
Surviving his wife Betty Jean of 60 years. Daughter, Patricia (John) Will of Batavia, NY. Son, Mark (Wendy) Hunter of Lushy, MD. Several Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY Saturday July 14, 2007 at 11:00am followed by Prayers of Committal and Interment at Coopers Plains Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY.
John Paul Nitsche
John Paul Nitsche, 77 years, of 400 W. First St., Corning, NY, died Thursday June 14, 2007 at the Bath Veteran’s Hospital Nursing Home.
He was born December 24, 1929 in Corning, NY the son of the late Ernest B. And Mary Paul Nitsche. A lifetime resident of Corning, NY graduating from St. Mary’s Catholic School, Corning Free Academy and Alfred State University. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving aboard the USS Lyman K. Swenson DD729, during the Korean War (1948-1952).
John and Helen Watlock were married August 6, 1957 in Elmira, NY.
He was employed as a Carpenter with the Carpenter’s Union Local 700, involved with numerous construction projects for companies within the Corning Area.
John was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Mary’s Church. He was a devoted husband and father, loved and enjoyed working with his family at the Nitsche Christmas Tree Farm, which he founded. He worked the tree farm until September 2006. He was an outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and gardening.
Surviving; his wife Helen of 50 years. Son, Ernest B. Nitsche of Corning, NY. Sisters; Helen (Frank) Banks of Elmira, NY and Catherine Spaccio of Painted Post, NY. Sister in law, Fran Nitsche and Brother in law, Donald McLaughlin both of Corning, NY. Also several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by Brothers, Ernest and Joseph Nitsche. Sisters, Mary McLaughlin, Pauline Croft, Madeline Nichols and Ruth Ryan.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St., Corning, NY Sunday June 17, 2007 from 4-7pm. A Prayer Service will be offered at the funeral home Monday June 18, 2007 at 9:00am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church at 9:30am. Committal Prayers, Full Military Rites and Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning, NY.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in John’s name to All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY 14830.
Joseph M. "Joe" Miller, DDS.
Joseph M. (Joe) Miller DDS, 72 years, of 224 Onondaga Street, Corning, NY, died Monday June 11, 2007 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
He was born in Corning, NY, the son of the late Joseph and Sarah Dellisante Miller. Living most of his lifetime in Corning, graduating from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, Northside High School (class of 1952), the University of Notre Dame and Georgetown University School of Dentistry.
He had served with the U.S. Navy from 1960-1962.
Joe and Marcia MacAdam were married July 2, 1960 in St. John’s Church, Rochester, N.Y.
He served the local area with his Private Practice of Dentistry for nearly 40 years retiring in 2003 due to illness.
Joe was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Vincent de Paul Church and St. Joseph’s Church of Campbell, N.Y. Sports of all varieties were his joy. He loved skiing and was an avid golfer. Joe was a Die Hard Yankee fan and Notre Dame supporter. A long time member of Corning Country Club, N.Y.S. Dentistry Society and past member of the Corning Kiwanis Club.
Surviving his wife Marcia of 46 years. Sons; Mark (Kristen) Miller of Monkton, MD., Richard (Cathy) Miller of Ocean View, DE., Paul (Emily) Miller of Cockeysville, MD and Robert (Julie) Miller of Downington, PA. Nine Grandchildren, Caitlin, Abigail, Sam, Erin, Patrick, Colin, Brian, Sarah and Molly. Sister; Grace Rosettie, Brother; Rosario "Zockie" (Eloise) Miller, Uncle; Phil Dellisante and Sister in law; Antoinette (Toni) Miller all of Corning, NY. Also several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St., Corning, NY Thursday June 14, 2007 from 4-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday June 15, 2007 at St. Vincent de Paul Church 10:00am. Committal Prayers and Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning, NY.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Joe’s name to All Saints Academy, 158 State Street, Corning, NY 14830
Norma Jo Cloos
Norma Jo Cloos, 65 years, of 117 East Fifth Street, died unexpectedly Thursday May 31, 2007 at the Corning Hospital.
She was born January 10, 1942 in Corning, NY, the daughter of Norman and B. Mildred Sturdevant Hall. A lifetime resident of Corning and graduate of Corning Free Academy (class of 1959).
Norma and Stuart Reed Cloos were married October 6, 1973 in Painted Post, NY. He predeceased her August 11, 2005.
She was employed as manager of the Corning OTB, retiring with 20 years service. She had also been employed for the Corning/Painted Post School District and most recently at Donna’s Restaurant (on Market Street), where she was completely devoted to the customers and her job and position was her happiness which she shared with everyone. Norma was a kind soul, devoted and committed foremost to her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by family, friends and her dear little dog Lulu.
Surviving her mother, B. Mildred Rarrick of Caton, N.Y. Daughter; Jody (Steve) Button of Corning, N.Y. Son; Russell (Wendy) Clark of Corning, N.Y. Step sons; Eugene (Cecilia) Cloos of Hopkinsville, KY. and Matthew (Amanda) Cloos of Salem, Il. Sister; Donna (Roger) Robbins of Corning, NY. Grandchildren; Jonathon (Nicole) Stuart, Emily Cleveland, Taylor Stuart, Seth Cloos, Sierra Cloos, Samantha Cloos, Christopher Cloos and Caitlin Cloos. Also several nieces and nephews. Two Special friends; Juli Holden and Kevin Howell.
She was predeceased by her daughter Joleen Stuart, Father; Norman Hall and Step Father; Ralph Rarrick.
Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St., Corning, N.Y. Sunday June 3, 2007 from 4-7pm. with a Funeral Service to follow at 7pm. Rev. Sue Caward officiating.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donation’s be given in Norma’s name to: Corning Area Humane Society, % of Kari Hunt, 201 Sly Ave, Corning, NY 14830.
Stuart "Pop" Cloos
Stuart "Pop" Cloos 71 years 117 East Fifth St. died unexpectedly Thursday August 11, 2005 at Corning Hospital.
He was born in Wellsboro, PA September 27, 1933 the son of Llewellyn and Erma Root Cloos. He was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and was a veteran of the United States Army serving with the military police in Germany. He relocated from Lawrenceville, PA to the local area in 1973.
Stuart and Norma Clark were married October 6, 1973 in Painted Post, N.Y. He was a former employee of the A & P Company. The Dept. Of Social Services and Dresser Rand Company retiring in 1980. He was a member of the Corning Loyal Order of Moose, a member of the Moose Bowling League. In 1950 he was a baseball pitcher for Corning Professional Baseball League and the Elmira Pioneers. Stuart was an avid New York Yankee fan and enjoyed hunting with his sons and grandson.
Surviving his wife; Norma. Mother; Erma Cloos of Wellsboro, PA. Daughter; Jodi (Steve) Button of Corning, N.Y. Sons; Eugene (Cecilia) Cloos of Hopkinsville, K.Y., Matthew (Amanda) Cloos of Salem, IL, Grandchildren; Jonathon (Nicole) Stuart, Taylor Stuart, Seth Cloos, Sierra Cloos, Samantha Cloos, Emily Cleveland, Christopher Cloos, Caitlin Cloos.
Brother; Lyle (Linda) Cloos of Blossburg, PA. Sisters; Marilyn ( Ken) Losinger of Wellsboro, PA, Shirley Kriner of Wellsboro, PA., Arlene (Ray) Underwood of Painted Post, N.Y. and Linda Cloos of Wellsboro, PA.
Mother in law; Mildred Rarrick of Caton, N.Y. Sister in law; Donna (Roger) Robbins of South Corning, N.Y. Also several nieces, nephews. Special beloved, faithful companion, his beagle Lu Lu.
He was predeceased by his father; and daughter, Jolene Stuart.
A funeral service will be held at the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St. Corning, N.Y. Tuesday August 16, 2005 at 11:00am, Chaplain Kit Tobin officiating.
Florence O. Ruocco
Florence O. Ruocco, 88 years, of 79 East Second Street, died Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at the Corning Hospital.
She was born in Elmira, NY August 26, 1918, the daughter of the late Edward and Margaret Scarveski Rathbun. A lifetime resident of the area and graduate of Elmira Free Academy.
Florence and Carmello Ruocco were married July 19, 1941 in Corning, NY. He predeceased her October 26, 1962.
She was employed as the office administrator for Dr. Richard O’Brien, serving 21 years.
She was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Mary’s Church and its Rosary Society.
Survivors are two daughters, Margaret E. Kinsey of Surrey British Columbia and Marianne E. (Robert) Kosty of Horseheads, NY. Brother, Arthur Rathbun of Elmira, NY. Also several nieces, nephews, great & great great nieces & nephews.
Predeceased by Son, John Ruocco, sister, Elizabeth Gullo and two brothers, Edward and Albert Rathbun.
The Haughey Funeral Home, 216 East Street, Corning, NY has been entrusted with the arrangements.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church Friday May 25, 2007 at 10:00am. Committal Prayers and Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Florence’s name to the American Cancer Association, Holiday Gift Wrap Program, 1316 College Avenue, Elmira, NY 14901.