Class of 1940 In Memoriam


Marie Frungillo-Herrmann

January 16, 1923 ~ March 5, 2020

Marie Herrmann, formerly of Olean, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2020.  Born January 16, 1923 in Wellsville, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Alice Tarantine Frungillo. She married Sherwood “Bill” Herrmann on October, 25, 1947, who predeceased her.  Marie was a graduate of Wellsville High School, Class of 1940.  She worked for the former Worthington Corp. in Wellsville, for 5 years and later for Dresser Industries in Olean for seventeen years in the data processing department.  Before moving to North Carolina in 2013, Marie was a longtime member of St. Mary of the Angels Parish.  She was also one of the founding directors and served on the Board of the ReHabilitation Center, now Intandem, as well as the past President of the A.R.C.  Surviving are three children; Jean Stolberg of Olean, William (Fern Adelstein) Herrmann of Olean, and Kathy (Pete) Bello of Ischua; three grandchildren, Jennifer Geise, Joseph Bello, and Ian Adelstein Herrmann; four great-grandchildren, Alex Austin, Brian Austin, Dominic Bello, and Hailey Bello; one brother, Vincent Frungillo; two sisters, Alita Weaver and Patricia Holcomb; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by one daughter, Carol Ann; on sister Minnie Silverio; one brother Alfred Frungillo; and one son-in-law, Gary Stolberg.  There will be no services for Marie. 



James Giopulos

February 1, 1922 ~ March 8, 1995



John Howard Roeske

January 23, 1923 ~ August 18, 2020



James Irvin Bogle

November 28, 1920 ~ January 6, 1968



Waneta M. “Toby” Quick-Hardy

November 18, 1922 ~ Januay 28, 2006

Waneta M. ”Toby” Hardy, 83, of 5616 State Route 417, passed away on Saturday January 28, 2006 in her home with her family. She was born on November 18, 1922 in Alma to George and Florence Terrette Quick. On March 1, 1946 in Alma she married Ralph Hardy who predeceased her on November 8, 1974. Waneta was a life long resident of Alma and has lived in the same home since 1946. She attended AlmaHillSchool later WellsvilleHigh School and was a housekeeper for several area families. Waneta was a member of the AlmaUnitedMethodistChurch and the Scio Sunshine Club. She enjoyed cooking for her family, especially Saturday nights, and was known as” Gramma Toby”to all who knew her. Survivors include: 2 daughters, Marge [Bruce] Chandler of Scio and Aleta [Virgil] Tenney of Lafayette, LA.; 8 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; a brother Julius [Joan] Quick of Statesville, NC, 3 sisters, Marguerite Cornelius of Alma, Betty Childs of Portville and Lucille [Carl] Dickerson of Belmont as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son Neil Hardy, a grandson Randy Hardy, a step daughter Helen Marie Hardy and 2 sisters Mildred Lewis and Joyce Schoonover. A private family service will be held in the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville with Rev. Mary Abraham presiding. Burial will take place in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Bolivar and memorials may be made to either the Alma United Methodist Church or to The American Cancer Society.



Kenneth Edwin Harris

November 5, 1922 ~ December 10, 2016




Lasca Baker-Congelli

December 31, 1922 ~ February 12, 2020

Lasca O. Congelli, 97, formerly of Andover, passed away peacefully on Wednesday (Feb. 12, 2020) at Wellsville Manor Care Center.  Mrs. Congelli was born on Dec. 31, 1922 in Andover to Allison and Olive (Dickens) Baker. She was a 1940 graduate of Wellsville Central School. During World War II, she enlisted in the United States Woman’s Army Corps (WAC) serving from 1944-46. She worked as a secretary for Alfred Agricultural & Technical College in Alfred for 18 years, retiring in 1988. For many of the intervening years, Lasca was a homemaker, tending to the needs of her growing family.  Lasca is survived by five children, Sharon Congelli of Rochester, Robert Congelli and Stephen Congelli, both of Wellsville, Candace Congelli of Fort Mill, S.C. and Julienne (Murray) Roach of Arden, N.C.; 10 grandchildren, Timothy (Catherine) George, Nathan Folsom, Seth (Laura) Folsom, Erica (Elliott) Trout, Michelle Robertson, Tracy (Robert) Wilson, Angela (Aaron) Floyd, Lucas (Heather) Koch, Jessica Koch and Emily Roach; 15 great grandchildren, Aspen George, Evan George, Gabriella George, Lauren Robertson, Andrea Robertson, Ella Wilson, Owen Wilson, Quinn Wilson, Allison Floyd, Ayden Floyd, Anna Floyd,Caelyn Koch, Ethan Koch and Violet Kolthoff; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by five brothers, Roger Baker, Max Baker, H. Bruce Baker, Robert Baker and Seth Baker and two sisters, Rosemarie West and Rosamond Baker.  Lasca was a voracious reader. She read three daily newspapers and enjoyed a good mystery novel. Taking a cue from her maiden name, she was quite the baker. Her signature favorites were a Daffodil Cake – lemon with a marble cake and a coconut cake with fluffy white coconut frosting. Her family was never disappointed when she came out with her homemade bread, homemade biscuits or banana cream pie. Speaking of family, her fondest memories were the family reunions which included singing, performances of the Baker Brothers Band and other music instrumental treats.  During World War II, she enlisted in the United States Woman’s Army Corps (WAC) serving from 1944-46.​  Lasca was a member of the Andover Presbyterian Church, the Andover Golden Agers and a life member of the Andover American Legion.   Visitation will be held on Thursday (Feb. 20) from 6-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home, 3256 Riverside Drive in Wellsville. The funeral service will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Christian Mattison of the Andover Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery with full military honors. Online condolences may be offered at         Memorial contributions in Lasca’s name may be made to Cancer Services of Allegany County, Attn: Lori Ballengee, 100 S. Highland Ave., Wellsville, NY 14895 or to Andover Free Library, PO Box 745, Andover, NY 14806.



Theodore Thoren

October 31, 1921 ~ May 10, 2011


Theodore (Ted) H. Thoren, 89, of 3 Sandra Place, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at the Cayuga Medical Center. He was born October 31, 1921 in the American Hospital, Paris, France. Son of Yvonne Lasnier from Limoges, France and Carl O. Thoren, a NCO in the United States Field Artillery from Port Alleghany, PA. At the age of 3, Ted’s parents divorced and he lived with his grandmother in Alleghany, PA where he attended grammar school. He graduated from Wellsville, NY High School in 1940 where he was a four sport athlete playing baseball, football, basketball and track. He was the sports editor of the high school newspaper and a member of the student council and drama club. From 1938 – 1942 he was a Golden Glove amateur boxer and baseball pitcher for area semi-pro teams. From 1942 – 1946 Ted served in World War II with the Army Air Force as a physical training instructor. He played on the 2nd and 4th Air Force football and baseball teams and was the basketball coach and NCO in charge of physical training at Merced Air Force Base in Merced, CA. Ted graduated from Ithaca College with a BS in 1949 and MS in 1952. He played football and baseball and was freshman football coach in 1947. He received Ithaca College’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999. From 1949 – 1952 he was athletic director, line coach, baseball, basketball and track coach at Sayre High School, Sayre, PA. In 1952, Ted began his legendary Hall of Fame coaching career at Cornell University. He served as an assistant coach of both baseball and football before taking over as the head baseball coach in 1962. He retired in 1990 with the most wins of any coach of a single program in Cornell history. He was a member of eight halls of fame, including the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Cornell Athletics Hall of Fame and the Ithaca College Sports Hall of Fame. Ted is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jeanne Hughes Thoren; his five children and eleven grandchildren as follows: Tanna (Jack) Clark of Ithaca; Terrence Thoren of Malibu Lake, CA, children, Robert, Ted and William Thoren; Timothy Thoren (Patti) of Plano, TX, children, Kimberly, Heather and Tyler Thoren; Tracy Dodd (Woodson) of Denver, CO, children, Natalie and Ryan Dodd; Tammara Passero of Rochester, children, Brittany, Christopher and Alyssa Passero. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Joseph Marcoux on Monday, May 16, 2011, at 10 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church. Ted’s family will receive friends at the church on Sunday, May 15, 2011, from 3 to 6 p.m. Entombment will be in the Queen of Peace Mausoleum, Calvary Cemetery.



Ralph Henry Neely

August 5, 1922 ~ September 8, 2009




Elizabeth McGee-Carmody

1922 ~ April 17, 2013



Raymond James Lewis

March 4, 1921 ~ November 26, 1998




Dale Lester Grastorf

October 3, 1922 ~ December 3, 2003






Manley Harris

September 18, 1922 ~ October 13, 2017

Manley G. HARRIS, 95, formerly of East Main Street, Angelica, NY, died Friday, October 13, 2017 in Highland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Wellsville, NY following a long illness.   Born September 18, 1922, in Centerville, NY, he was the son of Ralph W. and Clara Austin Harris.  On August 20, 1943, in Wellsville, NY, he married the former Virginia L. Wood, who predeceased him on May 8, 2003.  A World War II Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army.  Manley resided in Angelica for 49 years, operating the Harris Grocery Store with his wife from 1949 – 1987.  He was a member and past master of Melrose Lodge F&AM in Angelica, Corning Consistory, past patron of Angelica Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Angelica Conservation Club.  While a member of the Angelica Hose Co., he was instrumental in establishing the Angelica Fire Co. Rescue Squad.  Most of all he was known as the “town’s practical joker.”  Surviving are:  a daughter, Judy Harris of Belfast, NY;  granddaughter, Jackie (Tom Caruso) Greene of Angelica;  great-granddaughters, Genevieve Greene and Lealah Greene, both of Angelica;  a sister, Shirley Moore of Clarence, NY;  nieces, nephews, and cousins.  In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by two brothers, Harold Harris and Kenneth Harris.  Friends may call Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 3:00 – 8:00 PM at Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY, where Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM.  The Rev. Steven Crowell, Pastor of the Angelica United Methodist Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Until the Day Dawn Cemetery, Angelica.  Masonic services will be rendered 7:30 PM Tuesday evening in the funeral home by members of Melrose Lodge F&AM. Following the service on Wednesday, friends are invited to gather at the American Legion Post in Angelica to reminisce and share their favorite memories of Manley.  Refreshments will be served.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Angelica Hose Co. or a charity of the donor’s choice.




Harold Hogan

September 19, 1920 ~ April 23, 1985



Donald L. Jacobs

September 2, 1921 ~ March 26, 1944





Marian Foster-Barney

October 28, 1921 ~ February 26, 2018

Marian E. BARNEY, 96, of Hallsport, NY, died Monday, February 26, 2018 in Wellsville Manor Care Center, Wellsville, NY.  Born October 28, 1921, in Wellsville, she was the daughter of Frank A. and Myrtle Dickinson Foster. On June 26, 1940, in Wellsville, she married Harold C. Barney, who predeceased on May 4, 2001.  Mrs. Barney and her husband owned and operated a dairy farm for many years.  Marian was a member of the Hallsport Grange.  Surviving are:  five sons, David Barney of Hallsport, Walter Barney of Hallsport, Wallace (Connie) Barney of Andover, William (Cheryl) Barney and Lavant (Carol) Barney, both of Wellsville;  six grandchildren;  22 great-grandchildren;  two great-great-grandchildren;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Janet Ruth Barney;  and a sister, Dorotha Davis.  Private services will be held at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY.  Pastor Rich Bendelewski will officiate.  Burial will be in Hallsport Union Cemetery.



Dorothy Jean Gilliland-Richardson-Craft

January 1, 1923 ~ 2018



Ruth Ballerstein-Stisser

September 15, 1921 ~ February 27, 2018

Ruth Ella Stisser, 96, a former resident of 152 Pine St., passed away on Tuesday (Feb. 27, 2018) at St. James Mercy Hospital, in Hornell.   She was born on Sept. 15, 1921, in Wellsville, the daughter of Charles W. and Dora (Wesche) Ballerstein. On Sept. 28, 1945, in Shinglehouse, Pa., she married Howard G. Stisser, who predeceased her on May 19, 1998. Ruth was a 1940 graduate of Wellsville High School.   She was employed at the Eclipse Plant, in Elmira, during World War II. She was a bookkeeper at Citizens National Bank in Wellsville from June of 1944 to September of 1945. In February of 1954, Howard and Ruth opened Stisser’s Wallpaper and Paint Store, later renamed Stisser’s Decorators Inc. and moved to 168 N. Main St. From August of 1981, to December of 1984, Ruth managed Stisser’s Christian Witness Bookstore on East Fassett Street in Wellsville.  She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsville for most of her life. She also attended the Full Gospel Church in Wellsville for a number of years.  She enjoyed knitting, writing poetry and spending time with her family.    She is survived by a daughter, Patricia (John) Prete of Hornell; two sons, Gerry L. Stisser of Wellsville and the Rev. Lee (Christine) Stisser of Tampa, Fla., 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by four brothers, Herman, Erwin, George and Carl Ballerstein; and four sisters, Louise Coleman, Amanda Jones, Clara Stisser and Helen Short.  Friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday (March 3, 2018) at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday (March 4, 2018) in the Trinity Lutheran Church, 470 N. Main St., in Wellsville, with her son, the Rev. Lee Stisser, presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the Trinity Lutheran Church.




Barbara Umiker-Raines

November 24, 1921 ~ October 10, 2017

Barbara Raines, 95, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the Highland Park Healthcare Center in Wellsville. She was born November 24, 1921 in Wellsville, NY the daughter of the late Richard and Margaret (Schrader) Umiker. On August 4, 1956, in the Chapel at Fort Myer, VA she married Lt. Colonel Raymond W. Raines who predeceased her in 1998.   Barb was a graduate of Wellsville High School and the Rochester Business Institute. She formerly resided at Arlington, VA, Washington, DC, Ottawa, Canada, McLean, VA, Amherst, NH and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She had been employed by the Empire Gas & Fuel Company, the Department of the Army at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and the David A. Howe Public Library in Wellsville, NY. She is a member of the First Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsville.  She is survived by 6 cousins, Beverly (Dr. Roy) McTarnaghan of Bonita Springs, FL., Doris Hall of Cheektowaga, NY, Sally (Dr. Ralph) Stoll of Lake Bluff, IL., Pamela (George) Slack of Ontario, NY, Richard (Marlene) Schrader Jr. of Venetia, PA and Carl Schrader of Andover, NY, and several nieces, nephews and cousins including, Thomas (Charlene) Raines, and Suzanne (Michael) Allen; of Illinois, James Kneisler and Nancy Kneisler both of Wisconsin. She is also survived by 2 godchildren, Chad (Jessica) Emerson and Crystal Emerson and special friends, Stephen and Cathy Emerson of Shongo and Steven and Jacquelyn Antes of the Town of Willing. She was predeceased by an aunt & uncle, Richard and Sarah Schrader, a sister-in-law, Leona Raines, and a nephew Philip Raines.  Friends are invited to call on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the First Trinity Lutheran Church, 470 N. Main Street in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation at 2:00 pm in the church with Pastor Patrick Cox presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. Memorial suggestions include the First Trinity Lutheran Church, David A. Howe Public Library, Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps or any charity of the donor’s choice.




Arnold Hawks

March 19, 1922 ~ April 7, 2017

Arnold E. Hawks, 95, of Wellsville, N.Y., died Friday (April 7, 2017) in Highland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Wellsville, N.Y.  Born March 19, 1922, in Independence, N.Y., he was the son of Harley Harrison and Metta Almira Coats Hawks. On June 18, 1942, in Andover, N.Y., he married the former Mary I. Whitsell, who survives. He was a 1941 graduate of Andover Central High School. A World War II Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army in the European Theatre and was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received in the Battle of the Bulge. He was employed by Dresser-Rand in Wellsville for 31 years. Arnold was a member of Knights Creek Evangelical Church in Scio, where he served on the Board of Trustees and formerly served on the Board of Stewards. He was a life member of the Morrison Hayes American Legion Post #702 in Wellsville and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local #1580 in Wellsville.Surviving besides his wife, Mary, are, five children, Beverly (David) Macauley of Saskatchewan, Canada, Leona (Walter Lindsley) Enders of Belfast, N.Y., Linda (Rev. Carl) Kemp of Scio, N.Y., Mary J. (Brian) Ennis of Andover, N.Y., and Jasa (Walter) Allen of Greenville, N.C.;  17 grandchildren;  42 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a grandson, Vic Kemp;  and five siblings. Friends may call at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, N.Y., on Tuesday (April 11, 2017) from 5–8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday (April 12, 2017) in the Knights Creek Evangelical Church, Scio, N.Y. His son-in-law, Rev. Carl Kemp will officiate. Burial will be in Whitesville Rural Cemetery, where Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Wellsville Legion Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to Knights Creek Evangelical Church, 2987 CR 9, Scio, NY 14880.




Hilda Church-Stout

1923 ~ December 2, 2016

Hilda Lucile Church Stout, age 92, of Wellsville, N.Y., passed away on Friday (Dec. 2, 2016) in Buffalo, N.Y., after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Andover, N.Y., in 1923 to Ina Sherwood Church and Raymond Burrell Church. She married Allen Beach Stout in Wellsville, N.Y., on April 5, 1944. He predeceased her in 2005. She is survived by her four children, David (Janet) Stout, Sharon Stout, Shirley (Thomas) Kowalik and Philip Stout. She also leaves three grandchildren, Bethany (Mario) Gutierrez, Andrew (Kelli) Kowalik and Keith Joseph (Davida) Stout; and a great-grandson, Dustin Stout; She is survived by a dear sister, Verna Jean Willis of Orchard Park, N.Y.; and predeceased by siblings, Clair Church, Lytle Church, Muriel Kruger, Lenna Mead and Christine Edwards. Hilda attended a one-room school until transferring to and graduating from Wellsville High School at the age of 16. Hilda was a gifted artist, especially loving to paint in watercolors and pastels. She so enjoyed feeding her birds, having a garden and cherishing God’s beautiful flowers. Music, books and church were also important to her life.  Hilda’s family was both her joy and support as she was blessed to live in her own home until the end of her life. When her children were growing, she was a busy homemaker on an active farm. She was a 4-H leader, a member of Grange, Cooperative Extension, Dairyman’s League, DAR, the Thelma Rogers Genealogical and Historical Society and the Allegany Art Association. She was an active member of the Christian Temple-First Congregational Church in Wellsville. Thank you to neighbors, friends and family who have shown her kindness over her long life. In her memory, gifts may be made to the Christian Temple-First Congregational Church, the Thelma Rogers Genealogical and Historical Society or a .  A memorial service will held on Friday (Dec. 9, 2016) tat the Christian Temple-First Congregational Church at 3 p.m. A committal service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.




Wilma Moag-Taggart

May 8, 1922 ~ May 22, 2015

Wilma L Moag Taggart 1940Wilma L. Taggart, age 93, of Rauber Hill Road passed away on Friday May 22, 2015 in the Jones Memorial Hospital. She was born on May 8, 1922 the daughter of William and Ola Bucknam Moag. She was married to Gordon Taggart in 1940 who predeceased her on August 6, 1988.Wilma was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother whowas an accomplished tap dancer and artist. In the late 1930’s Wilma enjoyed dancing at the Temple Theater to local bands including the Yale Jacobs Band and to Terry Cook and his band. She loved animals and was a long time generous supporter of the SPCA and a lover of wildlife. Even though her home was on Rauber Hill she and her family appreciated the loving care she received the two years she resided at Wellsville Manor Care Center. Wilma was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and a member of the Christian Temple/First Congregational Church of Wellsville.Survivors include her daughter Janice (Jim) Moreland of Wellsville; her 2 grandsons Curt (Jean) Moreland of Roanoke, Virginia and Brett (Lisa) Moreland of Wellsville; 3 great grandsons, Brendan, Zander and Christopher Moreland; several nieces and nephewsWilma was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Gordon, of 48 years; 2 brothers, Kenneth (Vicky) Moag and Alton (Dorothy) Moag.Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, from 11 am to 1 pm in J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home. Wilma’s funeral service will start at 1 pm with Reverend Ralph Eastlack presiding. In lieu of flowers memorials in Wilma’s name may be made to the SPCA or to the Christian Temple Church/First Congregational Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.




 Ruth Tait-Livergood

February 2, 1922 ~ May 28, 2006

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Mary Cecilia Murphy-Newton

January 10, 1922 ~ April 9, 2014

Mary Cecilia “Ceil” Murphy Newton age, 92, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville. She was born on January 10, 1922 in Hornell to Michael R. and Mary Elizabeth Lynch Murphy. On May 21, 1977 she married Leslie Clair “Jim” Newton who predeceased her five years to the day on April 9, 2009.  Ceil was a former resident of Friendship who moved back to Wellsville. She graduated from the Immaculate Conception School in 1938 and from Wellsville High School in 1940. In 1941 she graduated from Rochester Business School and later she took courses at Alfred State College, BOCES and D’Youville College. Ceil went to work at the Sinclair Refinery in 1941and stayed there until 1946 when she went to work for the Harris Supply Company in Wellsville. In 1973 she went to work for the New York State DOT in the Friendship Office from where she retired in 1988. Ceil was a devout Catholic who was baptized at Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover, received her first communion, was confirmed and married at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. When Ceil moved to Friendship she became a member of the Sacred Heart Church and when it closed she moved her membership to Our Lady of Angels Church in Cuba. Presently Ceil was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and had been a member of its Alter and Rosary Society since 1940. Ceil will be remembered as a very strong and independent woman who was kind and soft spoken.  Ceil is survived by several cousins, friends as well as special friends and care givers Glenn “Bill” and Marion Clark of Friendship and Lisa Clark (John Walchli) of Wellsville.  Friends are invited to call on Sunday, April 13, 2014, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. On Monday a prayer service will be held at 10:30 am in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 am in the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will take place in Sacred Heart Cemetery and memorials in Ceils name may be made to either The Hart Comfort House or to Catholic Charities. To leave on line condolences please visit




Thomas D. Riley

October 20, 1921 ~ December 24, 2008

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 Vera Janice Potter-Standard

July 16, 1923 ~ May 19, 2010

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Dorothy Rauber-Muckey

September 21, 1921 ~ February 10, 1965

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 Betty Eckenrode-Matison

May 6, 1922 ~ July 4, 2004

Mrs. Betty E. Matison of Auburndale died of heart failure Sunday (July 4, 2004) at Tandem Health Care in Winter Haven. She was 82. Born in Lock Haven, Pa., on May 6, 1922, she came to Auburndale from Alfred, N.Y., in 1970. She was a homemaker. She was past president of the Auburndale Lioness Club. She was a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she was a member of the Women’s Circle. Mrs. Matison was preceded in death by her husband, Ardean William “Matty” Matison. She is survived by her son, Mickey Matison, Winter Haven; daughters, Molly Bailey, Lake Alfred, Lynda Hally, Avon, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Lynda Hally, Amanda Matison, Nolen Bailey, and Hope Matison; one great-grandson, Timothy Baumer. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. Burial will be in Alfred Rural Cemetery, Alfred, N.Y.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the March of Dimes, 1037 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, or Habitat for Humanity of East Polk County, 3550 Recker Highway, Winter Haven.




 Neva Carrie Whitney-Horton

April 14, 1920 ~ October 23, 1995




 Ward Clare Whitney

May 15, 1922 ~ February 11, 1989




 Irma Evangeline Gleason-Bolduc

July 20, 1923 ~ June 25, 1999




 William Robert McEwen Jr.

November 29, 1921 ~ October 8, 1993




 Harold Stanley Morse

October 18, 1920 ~ April 9, 2011

Harold Morse, Ontario NY, died on April 9, 2011, at age 90. Survived by his wife T. Mary; children, Carolyn (Jacob) Gagliano, Karen (Tom) Knights, Ken Morse; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters; several nieces & nephews. He was a highly decorated Army Veteran of WWII of the Big Red 1 Division. Friends are invited to call Tuesday, 2-4 & 7-9PM at MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 1961 Ridge Rd., Ontario, where his Funeral will be held 10AM Wednesday, followed by his Committal Service at Holy Trinity Cemetery. Donations may be made to Wayne Co. Veterans Assoc. in his memory.




 Norman Richard Barlow

February 26, 1920 ~ June 6, 2007





 Joseph Orren Potter

December 9, 1922 ~ October 17, 1999




 Virginia May Dence Corbin

December 8, 1922 ~ April 22, 1999

                                                                                                                    S. Sgt. US Marine Corps WW II


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 Norma Phillis Denhoff-Collander

November 24, 1922 ~ July 27, 2005




 Alice Gath-Lewis

July 23, 1921 ~ December 14, 2010

Alice E. Gath Lewis, 89, passed away December 14, 2010. Born in Warsaw, NY, July 23, 1921, to the late McKinley and Nellie Gath (stepmother Estelle).  She was the widow of the late LTC Donald M. Lewis, U.S. Army (Ret).  After retirement they moved to Clearwater ,Florida in 1968 where she was a loyal Sears employee for 30 years.  She is survived by a daughter, Gail Smith and husband Charles of Orlando; a son Craig Lewis and wife Mardy of Orange Park, FL; five beloved grandchildren, David, Kenneth and Linda Smith, John and Christopher Lewis; seven great-grandchildren Dalton, Ivy, Tyler, Nicole, Tanner and James Smith and McKinley Lewis; Alice’s surviving brother, McKinley Gath and wife Dee of Punta Gorda & Rochester, NY. She was predeceased by her older brothers Buster and Ellis Gath of Wellsville, NY.  Alice was a loving mother and grand-mother and enjoyed spending time with her family.  A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Sunday, December 19, 2010 at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home.




Warren Richard Abbety

July 1, 1923 ~ November 8, 2015

Warren Richard Abbey, 92, of Evansville, passed away peacefully at Deaconess Gateway Hospital on Sunday, November 8, 2015. He was born July 1, 1923, to the late Harry and Irene (Hardz) Abbey in Wellsville, NY.
He was a WWII Navy combat veteran serving in the South Pacific. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. He worked for Barger Engineering in Evansville before retiring in 1993. The family lived in Princeton for twenty years until relocating to Evansville in 1977.  Warren is survived by his wife of 62 years, Priscilla (Rowe); daughter, Susan of Hardyville, KY; son, Jon (Janet) of Evansville; grandchildren, Kindra (Nick) Mangarella of Evansville and Bryce (Sara) Abbey of Princeton; and great-grandchildren, Colton Mangarella and Hudson Abbey.  There will be no public visitation. A private family ceremony will be held, with burial at a later date in Fredonia, NY. Alexander Funeral Home – East Chapel is handling the arrangements.  The family would like to thank the staff at Oasis Dementia Care for their caring and supportive approach with Warren in his last days.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Warren to any favorite charity.


Norman Drew

July 8, 1921 ~ July 8, 1991





 Robert McCormick

July 6, 1921 ~ February 20, 2010


Robert owned and operated McCormick Farms on Greenwood Hill, a dairy and potato farm, from 1943 until the present. Bob is survived by four daughters, Mary Jo (Courtney) Smyth of Leola, Pa., Anne (Chris) Roser of Andover, Eileen (Dennis) Canty and Mary Camille (Patrick) McHale, both of Hornell; two sons, Jim (Karen) McCormick and Michael (Christine) McCormick, both of Andover; two brothers, Neil (Patricia) McCormick of Florida and Paul (Charity) McCormick of Andover; 16 grandchildren, Courtney (Jennifer) Smyth, Sean (Julie) Smyth, Katie (Tim) Rementer, Matthew (Christina) McCormick, Maherly (Joe) Schaeffer, Meghan (Michael) Stefanucci, Daniel Roser, Rob Roser, Maria McCormick, Michael McCormick, Caitlin Canty, Brennan Canty, Bryan Canty, Kevin McHale, Kasey McHale and Timothy McHale; 7 great grandchildren, Caeleigh Smyth, Brady Smyth, Cal Smyth, Ryan Rementer, Meredith McCormick, Ewan McCormick and Rosemary Teresa Schaeffer; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Bob has been a lifetime parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Church. He was a past member of Knights of Columbus and was an advisory board member of Andover Citizens Bank. Always an outdoorsman, he enjoyed working his farm and in later years, wintering in Florida. But more than this, he cherished the time shared with his wife of 56 years, the many joys of raising his six children and the times spent with the grandchildren and his many friends. Friends may call on Tuesday from 3-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover with Rev. Sean DiMaria as celebrant. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.  Memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or Blessed Sacrament Church, Elm St., Andover, NY 14806.




 Martha Colleen Graham-Fisher

October 19, 1922 ~ December 17, 2004




Dora Lounsberry-Harris

October 4, 1919 ~ January 5, 2015



 William Wallace Whelpley

March 6, 1921 ~ November 17, 2000




 Kenneth Shelley

September 17, 1921 ~ February 5, 2012

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Kenneth R. Shelley Sr., 90, formerly of 116 E. Falconer St., Falconer passed away Sunday (February 5, 2012) in the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center. He was born September 17, 1921 in Wellsville, NY, the son of late Ray and Florence Jones Shelley. Kenneth attended Wellsville High School and in earlier years was employed by C & G Wheel Puller. Prior to retirement in 1986 he was employed by Chautauqua Hardware. He was a member of the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club, Jamestown Loyal Order of Moose, Falconer Horse Shoe League. Ken was an avid bowler and enjoyed family outings and especially enjoyed his tobacco pipe. Surviving are two sons: Kenneth R. (Donna) Shelley Jr. of San Antonio, TX, Wayne (Louise) Shelley of Falconer, a daughter Marcia Olson of Sarasota, FL, seven grandchildren: Tammy Russell, Richard Shelley, Michael Shelley, Scott D. Johnson, Brian Johnson, Frederick Stewart, Phillip A. Shelley, 13 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis M. Day Shelley whom he married September 25, 1942, who died June 13, 2001 and two brothers: William and George Shelley. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Falconer Funeral Home. Rev. Daniel S. Rumfelt Chaplain of the Lutheran Home and Rehab Center will officiate. Inurnment will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. Friends will be received by the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Memorials may be donated to Hospice of Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750.




 George Harrington Roos Jr.

January 15, 1922 ~ August 19, 2005

GEORGE HARRINGTON ROOS, JR., Lt.Col. USAF (Ret.)  Age 83, of Broad Run, VA, died on Friday, August 19, 2005 at his home. His wife, Barbara Carlene Roos preceded him in death in 1993. He is survived by a son, Ronald Charles Roos of Kula, Hawaii; and a daughter, Shelley Carlene Roos of Broad Run, VA; A granddaughter, Tamara Nicole Roos also survives. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 10 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery. Friends should assemble at the Administration Building at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720; or the American Heart Association, 7203 Poplar St., Annandale, VA 22003. Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 21, 2005




 Richard Mortimer Dorney

May 22, 1922 ~ July 1979




 Richard Thomas Barnes

December 3, 1920 ~ April 24, 2008




 Eli Herman Roeske

December 23, 1920 ~ October 1978





 Ruth Martha Potrafke-Hills

October 6, 1922 ~ January 9, 2006




 Victoria Louise Marcy-Moag

December 8, 1921 ~ December 20, 1995




 Anthony Toporas

November 23, 1922 ~ June 9, 1986




 Patricia Ann Peatross

November 1, 1922 ~ November 14, 1951




 Donald H. Hamlin

September 15, 1921 ~ December 25, 1999




 Yvonne Elnor Webster-Gavitt

April 7, 1923 ~ June 5, 1997




 Bruce V. Taggart

August 23, 1921 ~ July 14, 2008

Bruce V. Taggart, 86, of 11 Washington St., died Monday (July 14, 2008) at the Wellsville Manor Care Center following a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born Aug. 23, 1921, in Wellsville, the son of George and Lula Bell (Ryder) Taggart. On Aug. 4, 1945, in Olean, he married Wilma Withey, who survives. Bruce was a graduate of Wellsville High School and St. Bonaventure University. He served with the U. S. Marine Corps during the WW II era. He was a 41-year employee of C. E. Air Preheater Company in Wellsville. He retired as a cost accountant in 1983. After retirement, he enjoyed worked for Allegany County ARC and the First Trinity Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Christian Temple in Wellsville and passionately attended his vegetable garden. Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Cheryl (Joseph) Greenfield of Delhi, Cherese (Hank) Gould and Cherlayne (Frank) Short, both of Wellsville; one son, Bruce (Laura) Taggart Jr. of Delmar; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Cherie Taggart, in 1998; and a brother, Gordon Taggart. Friends will be invited to an outdoor memorial service to be announced at a later date. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial suggestions include the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, The National Audubon Society or the American Cancer Society.




 Louis James Stout

March 11, 1924 ~ October 8, 2005




 Ruth Jones-Sprague

August 31, 1921 ~ July 23, 1993




 Phyllis Eloise Stout

December 16, 1922 ~ June 1, 2006




 Twila Bell Highley-Morrison

November 13, 1919 ~ December 12, 2011




 Clara Moore-Pfuntner

December 1, 1921 ~ December 8, 2002




 Robert Napier Prescott

May 5, 1920 ~ March 13, 1989




Lawrence William Stannard Jr.

September 16, 1920 ~ May 23, 2009

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Lawrence William Stannard Jr. passed away at home on May 23, 2009.Larry was born September 16, 1920 in Wellsville, NY to Lawrence and Ethel Buxton Stannard. After graduating high school he joined the Navy and served his country in World War II and the Korean conflict. He married Vera Potter August 9, 1940 in Wellsville, NY. He joined the LDS church in 1966 and on Nov. 9, 1967 was sealed to his wife Vera in the Salt Lake City Temple. He served two missions in Nauvoo, three years as the blacksmith; three temple square missions and as an ordinance worker at the Jordan River Temple. Larry is survived by wife Vera. Children Larry (Ale) Stannard, Marsha (Jim) Brown, Laurie (Grant) Pay, Patty (Brad) Jensen, Barb (Pat) Rakowski, Maggie (Alan) Front. 35 grandchildren, 72 great-grand-children, and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two children, Ginny Beacham, and Bob Stannard. Funeral services held in LDS church at 7330 S. 3200 W., West Jordan, UT, May 26, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow services at West Jordan City Cemetery located at 1300 W. 7800 S. Our family wishes to express special thanks to Millcreek Hospice for their exceptional care of Larry.  Published in Deseret News on May 26, 2009



Ellen Euthemia Perrin-Baker

April 30, 1922 ~ November 28, 2010

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Ellen E. Baker, 88, passed away Sunday (Nov. 28, 2010) at Wellsville Manor Care Center.  She was born April 30, 1922, in Hazen, PA, to Benjamin and Edith Robertson Perrin. She was a 1940 graduate of Wellsville High School. On Nov. 2, 1940, in Andover, she married Richard M. Baker, who survives.  Ellen worked in custodial services for Alfred University in Howell Hall from 1963 until her retirement in 1991, where she made many friends and met many dignitaries. She had many stories to tell about those years and she loved all the people she came in contact with there. She was also made an honorary alumnus of Alfred University.  Ellen enjoyed reading, traveling, knitting and crocheting. Many area babies were recipients of her beautiful afghans. But most of all, she treasured the time spent with her husband, children, grandchildren and extended family.  In addition to her husband of 70 years, she is survived by two sons, Richard (Brenda) Baker of Andover and Michael (Ellen) Baker of Almond; three daughters, Judith (Richard) Byndas of Waterloo, Melinda (H. Richard) Baker of Canton, GA, and Marsha (Dale) Clark of Andover; a brother, Donald (Prudy) Perrin of Florida; eight grandsons, Gary Baker, Chris Baker, Hoagland Baker, Bruce Baker, David Baker, Dan Byndas, Ryan Clark and Seth Baker; four granddaughters, Stefanie Arnaman, Jennifer Lenac, Michelle Mansfield and Janice Clancy; 15 great-grandsons; six great-granddaughters; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by a son, Stephen K. Baker; a brother, Benjamin Perrin; two sisters, Shirley Hull and Patricia Robbins; and a great-grandson.   Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover, where a memorial service will be held Saturday (Dec. 4, 2010) at 11 a.m., with the Rev. William “Scotty” MacCrea, abbot of the Celtic Christian Community, officiating. Burial in Baker Family Cemetery, Andover, will take place at the convenience of the family.   Online condolences may be offered at  Memorial contributions in Ellen’s name may be made to Andover Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 726, Andover, NY 14806.




Freda May Barnes-Brazeau

December 6, 1921 ~ September 23, 1991




Robert Howard Sawyer

April 5, 1922 ~ December 31, 1998




Althea Leila Witter-Dunshie

November 20, 1920 ~ May 12, 1988

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Warren Eugene Wightman

October 18, 1921 ~ October 4, 1997




Dorothea Main-Stonham

August 21, 1921 ~ April 4, 2009




Aleatha Shirley Kohn-Rossrucker

September 3, 1922 ~ January 5, 2013




 Gladys Richmond-Updyke

May 8, 1923 ~ November 24, 1995

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Richard Thomas Sandborn

May 9, 1922 ~ April 14, 1995




Elma Hall-Pace

August 13, 1920 ~ August 29, 2003

Elma E. Pace, 82, of 2189 Stout Rd., died Friday (Aug. 29, 2003) in Jones Memorial Hospital after a long illness.  She was born Sept. 13, 1920 in Hallsport, the daughter of Mark and Laura (Forsythe) Hall. On May 27, 1944 in Detroit, Mich., she was married to Primo A. Pace, who died April 25, 2000.  She was a lifelong resident of Hallsport and was a graduate of the Wellsville High School. In the 1960’s she was employed as a sales clerk in the J.J. Newberrys Dept. Store in Wellsville.  She was a member of the Scio Seniors Sunshine Club and had been active in the Hallsport Union Cemetery Association. She especially enjoyed sewing, gardening, ceramics and cooking for her family.  Survivors include a daughter, Paula (Charles) Jones of Plano, Texas; a son, Darr (Noreen) Pace of Hallsport; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a sister, Lucille Ball and a brother, Kenneth Hall.  Friends were received the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home in Wellsville, where funeral services were held, with Rev. Regina Shaw officiating. Burial in Hallsport Union Cemetery in the Town of Willing.  Memorials may be made to the Hallsport Union Cemetery, c/o Chris Coats, 2195 Hallsport Rd., Wellsville, NY 14895.




Roscoe  Andrew Graves

December 27, 1922 ~ April 12, 1986




Elizabeth Jean “Betty” Billings-Coats

September 12, 1924 ~ March 15, 1984




Paul Donald Higgins

March 28, 1923 ~ December 11, 2012

paul higgins 1940Paul Donald Higgins passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at his home in Jackson at the age of 89. He was born in Willing, NY on March 28, 1923 to Lambert and Lena (Rogenmoser) Higgins. Paul is survived by his daughters, Kathleen Cawley of Bastrop, TX, Monica Zeigler of Castro Valley, CA, Barbara Neagle and her husband, Blair of Las Vegas, NV; sons, Richard Higgins, of Mt View, CA, Paul Higgins, Jr. and his wife, Shellys, Jr. of Houston, TX, Patrick Higgins of Jackson, CA, Gregory Higgins of Boulder Creek, CA, Michael Higgins and his wife, Catherine of Tigard, OR, Dennis Higgins of Temecula, CA; and 15 grandchildren. He was preceded by his wife, Joan Higgins and daughter, Maureen in 1962. Friends are invited to attend a visitation Sunday, December 16 at 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. at Daneri Mortuary in Jackson with a vigil service starting at 12:30 P.M. A mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, December 17 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Jackson. Inurnment will be in the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, CA. Memorial contributions may be made to The Oblates of St Joseph, P.O. Box 547, Loomis, CA 95650.




Ruth Geneieve Hogan-Thompson

August 21, 1922 ~ June 16, 2006




Jack George Cretekos

May 2, 1922 ~ March 30, 2006

 Jack George Cretekos,  83, passed away on Thursday March 30th. Born in N.Y. he came to Los Altos in 1959 to work the Aero Space Program for Lockheed. Jack was survived by 3 brothers, Jim, Steve, and Constantine Cretekos, 3 children Susan Cretekos, Mark Cretekos, and Lisa Miranda, as well as 5 grandchildren, Shawn and Jeremiah Girouard, Michael, Ashley, and Matthew Miranda. He was in the Army, where he got a commendation for his contributions for helping to end World War II. He graduated as a chemical engineer from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He was also, a reliable engineer for the Philco Ford Corporation and for G.T.E. Sylvania. He was very active in the Episcopal Church community where he helped with the Alpha Omega Shelter and Marriage Encounters and Cursillo. He was a loving father and true Christian never treating others unfairly or with disrespect, he will be truly missed. Contributions in Jack’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Episcopal Church of Cupertino for their work in many community activities.




Virginia Ann Gueder-Duke

August 21, 1923 ~ July 20, 1995

Virginia G. Duke, 71, of 52 Sunset Drive, died Thursday (July 20, 1995) at Jones Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness.  Born August 21, 1923, at Olean , she was the daughter of the late John H. and Florence Galbraith Geuder.  She married Philip H. Duke, who survives, on Feb. 13, 1944, in Wellsville.  Mrs. Duke resided in Olean prior to moving to Wellsville. She was a 1940 graduate of Olean High School and attended Alfred State College.  She was employed at Worthington Turbine and the Wellsville Daily Reporter before becoming executive director of the Allegany Chapter of the American Red Cross, retiring in 1984.  Mrs. Duke was a member of St. Johns Episcopal Church and its Altar Guild. For many years, she was also a Sunday Schoolteacher.  She was a member of Literacy volunteers of Allegany County, was an avid bridge player, and a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority.  Survivors, in addition to her husband, include a son, Philip (Tomoko) Duke of Eagle River, Alaska; a daughter, Reita (James) Novkov of Canal Fulton OH; three grandchildren, Sasha Novkov of Canal Fulton, OH, Patrick Duke and Lisa Duelm, both of San Antonio, TX; a great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Beverly Geibel.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home.  Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Johns Episcopal Church with Revs. Elizabeth and Ralph Groskoph, of the Allegany County Episcopal Ministry, officiating.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  The family suggests memorial be made to the Allegany Chapter of the American Red Cross, St. Johns Episcopal Church, or the charity of the donor’s choice.





Jean Lucile Beebe-Howe

February 28, 1922 ~ April 7, 1975




William Edward Pfuntner

January 4, 1921 ~ June 15, 1995




Violet Elizabeth Blue-Lewis

April 16, 1922 ~ June 30, 2005




Mary Jane Tremain-Fleschutz-Saunders

May 16, 1923 ~ March 13, 1997




Harriet Mabel Barnes-Ford

May 24, 1922 ~ February 5, 1972


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Clayton Llewellyn Barnes

August 22, 1920 ~ April 14, 1968

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Mary Rindgen-Potter

May 29, 1921 ~ February 3, 2002




Alice Jones-Brown

February 8, 1922 ~ June 21, 2009




Alfred D. Brown

August 25, 1922 ~ Jun 18, 2008




Lyle W. Gleason

October 19, 1921 ~ August 7, 1991




Robert Eugene Hand

June 4, 1922 ~ May 28, 1998