JOHN A. YEDINAK
HORNELL - John A. Yedinak, 64, died Wednesday (June 7, 2000) as a result of injuries he sustained in a tractor accident at his home at 6360 County Road 29.
Funeral arrangements with the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. in Hornell are incomplete.
A complete obituary will appear Sunday in the Spectator.
SHERWOOD W. VINCENT
FREMONT/ SOUTH DANSVILLE - Sherwood W. Vincent, 65, of County Rte. 46, passed away Wednesday (June 7, 2000) at Noyes Memorial Hospital, where he was taken after being stricken at home.
He was born May 3, 1935 in Jamestown, the son of the late Wilton and Blanche (Olson) Vincent. Sherwood was married June 2, 1956 to Barbara H. (Simmons) Vincent, who he has been married to for 44 years.
Sherwood was a self employed long haul truck driver, owning and operating his own trucking business for many years. He was a former member of the South Dansville Masonic Lodge and South Dansville Fire Dept. Sherwood enjoyed hunting, motorcycle and four wheeler riding, and had a great love for the outdoors, especially watching sunsets.
Besides his wife, Barbara, he is survived by a son, Paul Vincent of Owego; three daughters, Phyllis (Andy) Honious of New Baden , Ill.; Susan Frazier of Arkport; Teresa (Samuel) Repass of Mt. Morris; seven grandchildren, Christopher, Nathaniel, and Matthew Honious all of New Baden, Ill; Nicholas and Jennifer Frazier of Arkport; Sammy Repass of Mt. Morris; and Melissa Brisbane of Lakeville, N.Y.; and many cousins.
Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Chamberlin Funeral Home Inc., 73 Main Street, Dansville, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Gary Wichard officiating. Burial will be in Arkport Cemetery, Arkport.
Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the family.
DEVIN EUGENE JEFFORDS
DALTON - Devin Eugene Jeffords, died Sunday (June 4, 2000).
He was predeceased by grandfather, Harold Jeffords and step grandfather Randy Spencer.
He is survived by his mother and father, Milisa and Tim of Dalton; brother, Timothy Jr.; sisters, Molly and Jessica; maternal grandparents, Keith and Donna Parthemer of Dalton; paternal grandmother, Sarah Spencer of Dalton; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at the Union Cemetery at 2 p.m., Pastor Kenneth Dole officiating.
Arrangements by Mann's Funeral Home in Nunda.
WILLIAM J. HULBERT JR.
WOODHULL - William J. Hulbert Jr., 81, of 1165 Symonds Road, passed away Sunday (June 4, 2000) at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira.
Born in the Town of Troupsburg on Oct. 31, 1918, he was the son of William Jay and Inez Leach Hulbert.
A graduate of Middletown High School, Middletown, he was a retired self-employed dairy farmer and electrician. He was a communicant of St. Catherine's Church of Addison. He married Gloria Libramento, April 29, 1950, she survives.
Also surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Mary and David Bartalsky of Waterbury, Conn.; sons and daughters-in-law, Matthew and Lisa Hulbert of Princeton, N.J.; James and Sherri Hulbert of Ridgefield, Conn.; two grandchildren, Laura Dobos and Michael Bartalsky; his brother, Lee Hulbert Sr. of Middletown, N.Y.; his sisters, Gertrude Margeson of Woodhull; Doris Brennan of Glens Falls, N.Y., several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his son, Jay Francis Hulbert; brothers, Warren and Lawrence Hulbert; sister, Bernice Morris.
Friends may call Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the H.P Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street, Woodhull. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Gerald T. O'Connor at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Catherine's Church. Burial will be in St. Catherine's Cemetery.
The family will furnish flowers. Memorials will be received for St. Catherine's Trust Fund, the Troupsburg Ambulance Corp. or the Arnot Ogden Dialysis Unit.
E. THURBER WELLS
NAPLES - E. Thurber Wells, 80, passed away Saturday (June 3, 2000).
He was born on Nov. 2, 1919, in Atlanta, N.Y., the son of Harry and Dora Wells. Thurber married Doris Burley on Aug. 22, 1944. He retired from the Gunlocke Chair Factory as a foreman in 1985.
He is survived by his wife Doris of Naples; two sons, Dale and Kevin Wells, both of Naples; two grandchildren; a brother, Dey Wells of Naples; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 on Tuesday at the Baird-Moore Funeral Home in Naples, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Rose Ridge Cemetery in Naples.
Contribution to the Naples Ambulance, Box 671, Naples, N.Y. 14512 or the Naples Babe Ruth.
CALVIN J. MILLER
WAYLAND - Calvin J. Miller, 78, of 91 Loon Lake Road, died May 22, 2000.
Friends are invited to attend graveside services Saturday at 2 p.m. in North Loon Lake Cemetery, Emmo Road, Wayland, with Rev. Thomas Montgomery officiating.
Arrangements are by St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, Wayland.
MAURITA DALLAPORTAS MATTOON
VISALIA, Calif. - Maurita Dallaportas Mattoon passed away on May 24, 2000 at the age of 97.
She was born in Wayland, on Jan. 13, 1903. Maurita married Steve Dallaportas in 1922; he preceded her in death in 1934. In 1958, she married Ernest Mattoon, who preceded her in death in 1962. For the past 27 years, she had made her home in Visalia.
Maurita owned and operated an ice cream parlor for several years. After selling her business, she became a payroll clerk for W.H. Gunlocke Chair Company. After moving to California, she worked for Pacific Mutual Life Insurance. She was a member of the Visalia Christian Church and a past matron, Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include a son, LaVerne Dallaportas of Orlando, Fla.; daughters, Barbara Dunbar and Helen Hutchins, both of Visalia; step children, Charlotte Weaver of Fremont; Eleanor Archer of Benson, Ariz; Sandy Mosman of Tucson, Ariz.; Willy Mattoon of Tucson, Texas; brother, Harry (Josaline) Robinson of Ventura, Calif.; sister-in-law, Vera Robinson of Wayland; five grandsons, Cliff Dunbar of Visalia; Steve Dunbar of Brisbane, Calif.; David Dallaportas of Bath; Mark Dallaportas of Sorrento, Fla.; Robert Dallaportas of DeBarry, Fla.; one granddaughter, Judy Pebbles of Visalia, Calif.; 12 great grandchildren; several step grandchildren and great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The services are pending at the Wayland Cemetery, Wayland.
Memorial donations may be made to Wayland Historical Society, Box 494, Wayland, N.Y. 24572 or the donor's favorite charity.
Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral Service, 603 No. Court, Visalia, Calif. 93291.
BERTHA A. CHILSON
DANSVILLE - Bertha A. Chilson, 86, of State Rte. 36, died today (June 1, 2000) at the East Side Nursing Home in Warsaw, following a long illness.
Mrs. Chilson was born Aug. 18, 1913, in Westfield, Pa., the daughter of Joseph Martin and Lena Belle Proudy Bost.
She had worked in the food service dept. of Monroe County Correctional Facility in Rochester for many years.
Mrs. Chilson is survives by one daughter, Mrs. Helen (Robert) Gardner of Hornell, one sister, Mary Shonda of Trumbul, Conn.; six grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her fist husband, Clifford Robbins; daughter, Ella Plunkett; four sisters, Minnie and Susie Bost, Helen Decker and Virginia Burment; one brother, Floyd Bost.
Friends may call Saturday from 12-2 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Sons, Inc. Funeral Home in Canisteo, where services will be held immediately following calling hours at 2 p.m.. the Rev. Carl Chamberlain officiating. Burial will be in the Champlin Cemetery in Westfield, Pa.
GERALD J. MICHEL
WAYLAND - Gerald J. Michel, 76, of 300 E. Naples Street, died Dec. 27, 1999.
Friends are invited to attend a graveside service Saturday at 9 a.m. in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Wayland.
Arrangements are by St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, Wayland.
JOSEPH A. LEHMAN
ALFRED STATION - Joseph A. Lehman, 58, of 5998 State Rte. 21, died Wednesday (May 31, 2000) at St. James Mercy Hospital, following a long illness.
Born January 9, 1942 in Hornell, the son of Otto and Eileen France Lehman, he was married Nov. 6, 1966 in Warsaw to the former Jennifer S. Krotz, who survives. He was predeceased by a brother, Lawrence (Larry) Lehman of Canisteo in 1999.
He resided his early life in Arkport and was a graduate of Arkport Central School. Following his tour of duty with the U.S. Army, he became a route salesman for W.W. Giese Corp. of Hornell, where he was employed for 33 years.
Joe was a resident of Alfred Station for the past 32 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing and gardening.
Survivors besides his wife include five daughters, Teresa Lehman of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Barbara (William) Russell of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; Karen (Jerome) Curley of Shiprock, N.M.; Christine Lehman of Orlando, Fla.; Jennifer (John) Yeager of Coudersport, Pa.; a sister, Nancy Allington of Corning; five brothers, James (Jeanette) Lehman and Thomas Lehman both of Canisteo; Kenneth (Annette) Lehman and Charles (Dorthea) Lehman, both of Arkport; Frederic (Eilen) Lehman of Hornell, four grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Robertson Funeral Home, Inc. Hornell, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. Kenneth Chroniger officiating. Burial in Arkport Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Mercy Foundation Cancer Treatment Services, 411 Canisteo Street, Hornell, N.Y. 14843.
HORNELL - Lorraine Williams, 85, formerly of 7560 Airport Road, died Tuesday morning (May 30, 2000) at the Elder Care Home, where she has resided for the past 14 months.
Born Dec. 21, 1914, in Medford, Wis., she was the daughter of Frank and Hulda (Hug) Gall. She graduated from high school in Medford but had lived most of her life in the Hornell area.
Lorraine was employed as a waitress at the former Big Elms Restaurant in Hornell for over 30 years. She was a communicant of St. Ann's Church and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and also the Ladies of Columbus. She was also a former member of the Women of the Moose and had served as Senior Regent.
On Sept. 5, 1938, she married Howard "Howdy" Williams, who died Oct. 22, 1999. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Marvin Gall and Franklin Gall.
Surviving are two sons, Robert (Donna) Williams of Arkport; Charles "Chuck" (Linda) Williams of Cohocton; one daughter, Sharon (Jim) Northup of Wayne; two sisters, Rita (Herbert) Georg and Doris Dable, all of Medford, Wis.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
The family of Lorraine Williams will receive friends on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church Street, Hornell. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Ann's Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Lorraine's name may be made to St. Ann's School, 27 Erie Avenue, Hornell, N.Y. 14843. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.
FRANCIS L. BROWN
ANDOVER - Francis L. Brown, 83, of 13 West Greenwood St., died Monday (May 29, 2000) at home.
He was born April 13, 1917 in Hornell, a son of Lynn and Florence Northrup Brown. In 1946 in Buffalo, he married the former Jean Halsey of Andover, who survives.
Educated in Hornell, Mr. Brown served with the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific theater. A former employee of Wholesale Bread Co. of Olean, he had worked maintaining bridges and buildings for the Erie Railroad for over 30 years and retired in 1983.
He was a member of the Andover American Legion, he was a long time member of the Monday night bowling league in Wellsville, a former member of the Andover Rod and Gun Club, and a former member of the Serenity Hills golf club.
Surviving besides his wife Jean, is a daughter, Diane (Joseph) Neri of Hopkinton, Mass.; grandson, Joseph Neri also of Hopkinton; granddaughter, Elizabeth Neri of Hopkinton; granddaughter, Valerie (Jonathan) Boubel of Portland, Maine; granddaughter, Jennifer Shuttleworth of Maynard, Mass. and her fiance, Joe Deluca also of Maynard; a great grandson, Zachary Boubel of Portland, Maine; sisters-in-law, Betty (Art) Havens of Wellsville; Delores (William) Richmond of Stannards; many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mulholland-Swan Funeral Home, Inc. in Andover. Funeral services will be held there Thursday at 2 p.m. with pastor Dan Kenyon of the Wellsville Bible Church officiating. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery in Andover.
Memorials may be made to Comstock Hospice, West State Street, Olean, N.Y. 14760 or to the Andover Volunteer Rescue Squad.
JUNE K. MATTISON
TROUPSBURG - June K. Mattison, 66, of Crescent City, Fla., and Troupsburg, passed away Sunday (May 28, 2000) at Crescent City due to an auto accident.
Born in Big Flats, N.Y., on June 7, 1933, she was the daughter of Harry and Beatrice Holmes Kimble.
June was a former medical secretary at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell, and was presently employed at the Winn-Dixie Super Market in Crescent City.
She married Edward L. Mattison, June 19, 1948; he survives.
Also surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Edward L. Jr. and Joan Mattison of Troupsburg; Gary D. and Carol Mattison of Lindley; W. Scott Mattison of Greenville, S.C.; Robert W. and Sandra Mattison of Jasper; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Jerry Gunn of Troupsburg; Debra and Raymond Gausline Jr. of Elkland, Pa.; Lori Hoyt of Hornell; Patti and Walter Beard of Osceola, Pa.; brothers Donald Kimble of Horseheads; Paul Kimble of Buffalo; Douglas Kimble of Troupsburg; David Kimble of Loveland, Colo.; Daniel Kimble of Duncannon, Pa.; her sister, Shirley Tymel of Columbus, Texas; 30 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Carl Kimble.
Friends may call Thursday 5 to 8 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street, Woodhull. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday at the East Troupsburg Church with Rev. Donald Hulbert officiating. Burial will be in Chenango Cemetery.
LEWIS C. BOONE
HORNELL/ BRANCHPORT - Lewis C. Boone, 68, of 389 South Division St., died early Sunday (May 28, 2000) at Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira.
Born in Hornell, Feb. 15, 1932, a son of Harris and Ruth Baker Boone. Lewis lived most of his life in the Hornell area.
Lewis graduated Hornell High School, class of 1950 and later graduated from Alfred State College. He had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. On July 4, 1958, Lewis married Martha Ward, who survives. He had been employed as an engineer for the former Erie Lackawanna Railroad and Conrail, retiring in 1994.
He was predeceased by a brother, Earl Boone in 1993.
Surviving in addition to his wife Martha are two daughters, Kathleen Boone- Ives of Brockport; Pamela Boone (Robert Chapman) of Hornell; two sons Jeffrey (Brenda) Boone of Hornell; James Boone of Hornell; two sisters, Lauretta Holden of California; Esther Ellis of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren, Nicholas Boone and Nathaniel Chapman of Hornell; Scott Ives of Brockport; Justin and Hannah Boone of Hornell; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
At Lewis's request there will be no public calling hours, a memorial service for family and friends will be held Saturday (June 3, 2000) at 11 a.m. at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home in Hornell.
Those wishing to remember Lewis may make memorial contributions to the Hornell Alumni Association, P.O. Box 135, Hornell, N.Y. 14843, The South Hornell Fire Dept., P.O. Box 361, Hornell or to a charity of the donors choice.
GENEVIEVE N. SCHUSLER
BATH - Genevieve N. Schusler, of 214 Burton St., passed away Monday (May 29, 2000) at Ira Davenport Hospital, where she had been a patient for the past two weeks.
She was the daughter of Robert and Myrtle Rouse of Wallace, N.Y. Genevieve was a graduate of Avoca Central High School. For the past 54 years, she has been the wife of and is survived by, Gerald J. Schusler.
They had resided in Kanona for 32 years and have been residents of Bath for 18 years. They both are members of the United Methodist Church in Kanona.
Genevieve retired from the Veterans Administration Medical Center after 30 years of service as a medical administrative assistant. She was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and the New York State and National Federation of Republican Women. She was also a volunteer at the Ira Davenport Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Gerald Schusler; a brother, Roger (Elizabeth) Rouse of Wallace; a niece, Donna (Roy) Ulmer of Schenectady, N.Y.; a nephew, Gorman Wheaton of Binghamton; several great-nieces and great nephews.
Genevieve was predeceased by her sister, Onalee Wheaton in 1996.
A private service will be conducted at the convenience of the family with Rev. Edward Howe officiating. Burial will be in Nondaga Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Genevieve's name may be made to the United Methodist Church of Kanona or the Bath Ambulance Corps.
Arrangements are by Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath.
PATRICK T. HANRAHAN
HORNELL - Patrick T. Hanrahan, 43, of 19 Linwood Ave., Buffalo, formerly of Hornell, died unexpectedly Sunday (May 28, 2000) at Buffalo General Hospital.
Born in Hornell on Oct. 9, 1956, he was the son of James F. Hanrahan and the late Lauretta (Donnellan) Hanrahan.
Patrick was a graduate of St. Ann's School and also Hornell High School. He later attended both SUNY Geneseo and Niagara University. While in Hornell, he was a communicant of St. Ann's Church. For the past 18 years, he resided in Buffalo and was employed as manager of Allied Publishing Company of Buffalo.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lauretta (Donnellan) Hanrahan who died in 1976.
Surviving are his father and step-mother, James F. and Theresa Hanrahan of Hornell; two sisters, Sheila (Dennis) Kaplan of Silver Springs, Md.; Mary Alice (Joe) Schmidt of Rochester; his aunt, Dolores Lamb of Hornell; his nieces and nephews, Brandon Kaplan, Michael Kaplan, Emily Schmidt, Sarah Schmidt, and Tanner Schmidt.
There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Ann's Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Patrick's name may be made to St. Ann's School, 27 Erie Ave., Hornell, N.Y. 14843.
Funeral arrangements are in care of Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell.
CHARLES J. CORNISH
HORNELL - Charles J. Cornish, 74, of 23 Clay Street, died Sunday (May 28, 2000) at St. James Mercy Hospital.
Born in Hornell, Aug. 15, 1925, a son of James and Althea Woodworth Cornish, he had resided his entire life in Hornell. He had been employed by the former Hornell Woodworking for John Patton in the construction of National Homes, and retired from Hornell Cable Company in 1988.
Charles served in Newfoundland with the U.S. Army from 1946-1947. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hornell.
He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Lorow Cornish on June 12, 1999 and one brother, Ronnie Cornish.
Surviving are his mother, Althea Cornish of Hornell; three daughters, Susan (Ralph) VanDerLinden of Hornell; Patricia (Gary) Norton of Hornell; Kay (Daniel) Smith of Hornell; two sons, William Cornish of Hornell; Donald (Kathleen) Cornish of Erie, Pa.; two brothers, Lee (Eleanor) Cornish of Hornell; Robert (Jan) Cornish of Howard; five granddaughters, Tina (Mathew) Mercier, Beth Norton, Colleen Norton, Rachel Cornish, and Traci Smith; two grandsons, Andrew Norton and Kevin Cornish; five great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will be present to receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo Street, Hornell. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church, corner of Church and Genesee streets, Hornell, on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev Michael R. Childs officiating. Burial will be in Rural Cemetery, Hornell.
Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church, 28 Church Street, Hornell, N.Y. 14843.
WINIFRED V. SAXTON
HORNELL - Winifred V. Saxton, 89, formerly of 71 Church Street Court, died Thursday evening (Aug. 17, 2000) at Hornell Gardens where she had resided for the past two and a half years.
Born in Hornell on May 4, 1911, she was the daughter of George and Bessie (Carnes) Hebbe. She was married in 1933 to Lee Saxton, who died in 1967.
Winifred had been employed as a "picker" for nine years at the former Huguets Silk Mill and also had been employed for 12 years as an "examiner" at the former Merrell Hosiery in Hornell.
She was a member of the Park United Methodist Church and had been an active member of the RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program). She had also served as president of the Church Street Court Housing Association for two years and as the association's treasurer for six years.
Surviving are two sons, John (Carol) Saxton of Elmira, and Steve (Karen) Saxton of Hornell; two daughters, Marilyn "Midge" (Marion) Brewer of Hornell, and Susan (Frank) Renfroe of Woodbridge, Va.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
The family of Winifred V. Saxton will receive friends on Thursday from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, where funeral and committal services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m., with Pastor Roger King officiating. Burial will be in Rural Cemetery.
RUSHVILLE - James Williamson, 50, of Warren Street, Rushville, died unexpectedly Sunday (Aug. 20, 2000) at F. F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua.
Mr. Williamson was born Oct. 9, 1949, in Steubenville, Ohio, the son of Dorothy O'Leary Williamson and the late James H. Williamson. He graduated from Catholic Central High School in Steubenville. He was employed at Hansford Engineering in Rochester for the past 10 years and was a member of the Project Management Institute. He was active in Boy Scouts for several years and with the Marcus Whitman Basketball Boosters. He was a past member of the Rushville Lions Club.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Williamson; two daughters, Marvella Williamson of Canandaigua, and Shauna (Bob) Brown of Honeoye Falls; two sons, Brian Williamson and Michael Williamson, both of Rushville; two grandchildren, Brandon and Kalyssa Acoff, both of Canandaigua; his mother, Dorothy Williamson of Steubenville, Ohio; two brothers, Terry (Pat) Williamson of Tampa, Fla., and Tom (Lynn) Williamson of Port Washington.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Rushville. Father Sean Garrity will officiate. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Finger Lakes Region, 191 Parrish St., Canandaigua, N.Y. 14424; or to the Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance, PO Box 1, Middlesex, N.Y. 14507.