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Obituary - "The Leader", Corning, NY - June 7, 2018
Chester Nixson
            Chester H. Nixson, age 100, of Naylor Lane in Painted Post, NY died Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Absolut Care at Three Rivers.
            Chester was born on March 24, 1918 in Corning to Walter and Eva Fay (Betts) Nixson. He married Elwilda Clark on August 24, 1940 in Corning and was predeceased by her on April 19, 2006. During and after high school, he worked at and managed various gas service stations in the area. Chester then went to work for Corning Glass Works in 1940 and retired in 1978. For many years, he owned and operated a TV sales and repair business. After his retirement, he volunteered for Meals On Wheels, repaired talking machines for the Red Cross and the Corning Library, and painted houses. He continued in the business of repairing TV's until the age of 94.
            Chester was a long-time member of the South Corning United Methodist Church.
            He is survived by his daughter, Sueanne Longo of Corning; sister, Jean Wenban of Corning; brother, Lewis Nixon of Corning; granddaughter, Tiffany (Shaun) Keyes of Madison, MS; great grandchildren, Zoe and Zayn Keyes; close friend, Eloise Chapin. He was predeceased by his wife, Elwilda, brother, Ivan Nixon, and sister, Lillian Fuller.
            Calling hours will be held on Friday June 8th at the South Corning United Methodist Church, 12 Caton Road, Corning, NY from 2 until 3 PM where funeral services will follow at 3:00 PM with Reverend Patrick Holder officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Knoll Cemetery.
            Memorial donations may be made to the church.
            Chester's family entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.

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Obituary - "The Leader", Corning, NY - June 3, 2018
Lucille A. Royer
            Lucille A. Royer, 90, formerly of Addison, died Friday, June 1, 2018 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center.
            Calling hours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison.
            Service will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
            Burial will be in Addison Rural Cemetery.

Obituary - Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home, Addison, NY - June 3, 2018
Obituary for Lucille Royer
            Lucille A. Royer, age 90, formerly of Addison, NY passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY.
            Lucille was born on June 23, 1927 in Addison, NY, the daughter of the late James V. and the late Katherine (Malone) Dominick. She attended Addison Central School before graduating from Del Kadar French School of Beauty Culture. She worked as a beautician in Elsie's Beauty Salon in Elkland, PA before opening her own salon for a brief time in Addison. She married Robert Lee Royer in 1966. He preceded her in death on November 13, 1996.
            In her free time, Lucille was involved with the VFW Auxiliary. She also cherished her faith. She attended the Christian Missionary Alliance Church where she taught Sunday School for many years and was known to read her Bible on a daily basis. She was a strong woman who took great pride in everything she did. She was always available and ready to help anyone in need '96 opening up rooms in her home for many years to assist those getting back on their feet. Lucille will be remembered for having a love for animals '96 having many dogs over the years.
            She is survived by step-daughter, Rose (David) Lehman of Painted Post, NY; brother, Andrew (Jan) Dominick of Campbell, NY; sister-in-law, Anna Dominick of Addison, NY; and several nieces and nephews.
            In addition to her parents and husband, Lucille was predeceased by brothers: John Hiser, James Dominick, Jr., Joseph Dominick, Louie Dominick; and sister, Genevieve Griffin.
            Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall St., Addison, NY. A funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home at 1:00 pm. Burial will take place in the family plot in Addison Rural Cemetery, Addison, NY.

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Obituary - "The Leader" Corning, NY - May 22, 2018
Kathleen June Carlson
1929 - 2018
            Kathleen June Carlson, age 88, of Corning, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Absolut Care. She was born on November 25, 1929 in Corning, the daughter of Ross C. and Bessie (Pritchard) Rarrick. She married Richard Carlson on July 8, 1950 in Corning. After celebrating 53 years of marriage, he predeceased her on April 30, 2003.
            Kathleen graduated from Corning Free Academy and she retired from Corning, Inc in 1987 following 22 years of service. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.
            She is survived by her children, Terrence L. (Mary) Carlson, Sharon L. (Rev. Everett) Bassett, Kathleen A. (Dale) Young, and Debra A. (Harold) Shepard, nieces, Judy Groschwitz, Candace Nolasco, and Geraldine Bosh, grandchildren, Teri Mesler, Aubrie Entwood, Joshua Gridley, Sharity Bassett, Clay Bassett, Terrence Carlson, Jessie Forman, Caitlin Richards, Justin Calo, Tiffany Kilpatrick, Joel Young, Bradley Watkins, and Lee Hodges, as well as 25 loving great grandchildren. Kathleen was predeceased by her siblings, Madeline, Theodore, Ralph, Iva and Thomas, her children Richard, Rodney and Robert Carlson, and her beloved grandchildren Erin Calo and Timothy Carlson.
            Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 East Pulteney Street on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. A celebration of Kathleen's life will follow there at 6:00 pm. Burial will take place at Fairview Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
            In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the charity of one's choice.
To leave kind words or to share a memory, please visit www.CarpentersFuneralHome.com.

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Obituary - "The Leader" Corning, NY - May 16, 2018
Florence M. O'Brian
            Florence M. O'Brian, age 83, of Painted Post, NY died on Sunday, May 13, 2018.
            Florence was born in Hornby, NY, the daughter of the late Arthur D. Easling and Thelma Lilly Easling. She was a 1953 graduate of Northside High School in Corning, NY. Florence married Alton D. O'Brian on June 12, 1954 at the Wesleyan Church in Chambers, NY. He preceded her in death on April 14, 2018.
            Florence was a homemaker. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed collecting anything with cardinals, loved square dancing, playing cards, camping and traveling in the United States. She was very proud to be an American and proudly flew the American Flag at their home.
            She is survived by daughter, Debra (Greg) Cody of Peru, NY; three special grandsons: Jeremy (Christine) O'Brian, Joshua (Ashley) O'Brian, Zachary Cody; great grandchild, Ehlaina O'Brian; brothers: William, Marshall and Gerald Easling; and sister, Linda Howell.
            In addition to her parents and husband, Florence was predeceased by her son, Douglas A. O'Brian and brother, Arthur Easling, Jr.
            At her request, there will be no calling hours or services. Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY has been entrusted with the arrangements.
            In lieu of flowers, donations in Florence's name may be made to CareFirst, 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY 14870 or to a charity of one's choice.
            Kind words and memories may be shared at: www.PhillipsFuneralHome.com.

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Obituary - "The Leader" Corning, NY - April 22, 2018
James C. Overhiser
            BATH, NY.; James C. Overhiser, 65, passed away on Sunday April 15, 2018 at the Taylor Health Care Facility. He was born in Bath, NY on August 8, 1952 the son of the late James Overhiser and Amelia Hyer Overhiser.
            He graduated from Savona Central School in 1972.
            Jim worked as a Taxi driver in Bath for Ray's Taxi, he worked at Sweitzer Aircraft for 20 plus years and retired and then a self employed Contractor for several years.
            Jim was a Fireman for over 20 years with the Savona Fire Department, a coach for Little League, Babe Ruth and the Cinderella's for 20 years in Savona.
            He was predeceased by his wife Cindy Overhiser, parents, sister Janet Overhiser, brother Jon Myers, step-mother Eleanor Rosell, step-fathers Dominic Lisi and James Dieter, and grandson Christopher Soles.
            Jim is survived by his children James (Ann) Overhiser III, Stacey Overhiser, Melissa Johnson (Dave), Brian Berry, brothers Carlgene (Shirley) Overhiser, Marion Overhiser, Dominic (Kathy) Lisi, David Myers (Denise), James Dieter, sisters Jody Best, Joy Goodsell (Dan), Peggy (Dee) Butler and Connie Dieter, grandchildren Brandi, Jimmy IV, Thomas, Wyatt, Hailey, Jalyn, Morgan, Dallas, McKayla, Ava, Evan, Rebekah, great grandson Levi, and another soon to be born, many nieces and nephews.
            Family and Friends are invited to Jim's Memorial Service on Monday April 23, 2018 at the Savona Fire Department at 5:00pm with a Reception to follow.
            Arrangements are being handled by Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath.


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Obituary - "The Leader" Corning, NY - April 17, 2018
ALTON O'BRIAN
            Alton D. O'Brian, age 83, of Painted Post, NY passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. Alton was born September 24, 1934 in Caton, NY to Clifford L. and Martha M. (Coleman) O'Brian.
            Alton married Florence Easling on June 12, 1954. He served his country in the National Guard during the 1950's. He later went on to work for Corning Glass Works for 38 ½ years. He was in trades and the supervisor of trades at Sullivan Park before retiring. He most recently received his 65 year pin.
            Alton enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, country music, golfing, and square dancing with his wife. He will be remembered as a good father, husband, and grandfather with a great sense of humor. He truly enjoyed life to the fullest.
            He is survived by his wife: Florence Marie (Easling) O'Brian; daughter: Debra (Greg) Cody of Peru, NY, his "adopted" 2nd daughter: Michelle Leisingring White of Caton, NY; grandchildren: Jeremy (Christine) O'Brian, Joshua (Ashley) O'Brian, Zachary Cody; great grandchildren: Ehlaina O' Brian; brothers: Lawrence O'Brian of Horseheads, Philip (Jeanne) O'Brian of Caton, Richard O'Brian of Corning, Maynard (Shirley) O'Brian of Woodhull.
            Along with his parents he was predeceased by a son: Douglas A. O'Brian and brothers: Leo O'Brian Sr. and Gale O'Brian.
            In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Alton's memory to the American Diabetes Association or CareFirst in Painted Post.
            At Alton's request there will not be any services. Condolences can be offered to the family at www.PhillipsFuneralHome.com.

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Obituary - "The Leader" Corning, NY - January 19, 2018
LINDA MARIE LUEDEMAN
            Linda Marie Luedeman, age 70, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.
            She was born September 6, 1947 to Arthur and Dorothy Roe in Corning, NY and attended Corning schools, graduating from Corning Painted Post East High School in 1965. She graduated in 1965 from Eastern Airline School in Hartford, Connecticut, worked for a short time in Rochester, NY then returned to Corning where she married Roger Luedeman and lived in East Corning with their two daughters, Kathryn and Amy.
            Linda was an avid Geneologist, having painstakenly completed family trees for many local, national and international individuals.
            Her passion was crocheting and knitting for others plus needy non-profit organizations. Mahjong and Words with Friends on the computer kept her busy on cold winter days. During holidays she was the recipient of Letters to Santa and greatly enjoyed playing Santa's Elf, answering the letters she received. She loved to travel with her husband, especially to Florida to visit family.
            Linda is survived by her husband, Roger Luedeman; daughter Kathryn Anderson and fiance Michael Hill of White Mills, Pennsylvania, daughter Amy McCall and husband Timothy of Orlando, Florida and sister, Brenda O'Brien of New York and Florida. Linda was blessed with four grandchildren, Ryan Anderson of Aberdeen, Maryland, Amanda Anderson, of North East, Maryland, Kylie McCall and Maggie McCall both of Orlando, Florida.
            No services are planned at this time as per Linda's request. A Celebration of Life is planned for the spring. Memorial donations may be sent in her name to CareFirst Hospice in Corning, New York.
            Arrangements are entrusted to Acly-Stover Funeral Home.

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Obituary - "The Leader" Corning, NY - November 25, 2017
Douglas A. O’Brian
            Douglas A. O'Brian, age 59, of Elmira, NY and formerly of Ruskin, FL died Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at home with his family by his side.
            Doug was born on April 9, 1958 in Corning, NY to Alton and Florence (Easling) O'Brian. He was a graduate of Corning West High School and Corning Community College. He worked as an engineer for Corning Glass Works until he retired. Doug loved to hunt and fish and travel. He loved to tell stories of his childhood growing up on his grandparent's farm.
            He is survived by his parents, Alton and Florence O'Brian; Sister, Debra (Gregory) Cody; Sons, Jeremy (Christine) O'Brian, Joshua (Ashley) O'Brian; granddaughter Ehlania LyLyAnna O'Brian; Nephew, Zachary Cody; Aunts and Uncles, Maynard (Shirley) O'Brian, Phillip (Jeanie) O'Brian, Lawrence O'Brian, Richard O'Brian, Shelly O'Brian, Waneta O'Brian, William(Shirley) Easling, Marshall (Irene)Easling, Gerald (Patricia) Easling, Linda (Mark) Howell; several cousins and good friends.
            Private memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family.
            Thank you to the family and friends who sat at his bedside in his final days holding his hand, reminiscing with him and comforting him. He relished those visits more than you can know.



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