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G. K. Chesterton wrote, "Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die." The men and women who served in the armed forces, whether during a time of war, or one of peace, are living examples of that contradiction. Each should be honored and remembered, so that our gratitude never fades.

Our Veterans' Memorial Wall includes the names of those individuals who served the nation, and are now entrusted to our care. If the veteran you are looking for is not here, please enter the name of the deceased or the next of kin in the search box below and click search. You may also view current and past listings to find the name of your veteran. Names are listed alphabetically.

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Edward Wyse Sr

April 14, 1951 - - September 17, 2017

Edward R. Wyse Sr. Coudersport, PA Edward R. Wyse, 66, formerly of Canisteo, passed away Sunday (September 17, 2017) at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Born in Brooklyn, NY, April 14, 1951, he was the adopted son of Harley and Marion Collins Wyse. Ed spent his early life in Canisteo and attended Canisteo Central School. He was honorably discharged from t ...

Thomas Chalker

February 06, 1943 - - September 16, 2017

Thomas J. Chalker Belfast Thomas J. Chalker, 74, of 41 West Hughes Street, passed peacefully Saturday (September 16, 2017) at the Bath VAMC. Born in Belfast, February 6, 1943, the son of Howard P. and Christine (Bump) Chalker, he was a lifelong area resident, graduating Belfast Central School “Class of 1961”, upon graduating enlisted in the US Army serving until June ...

Larry Plank

January 21, 1952 - - September 12, 2017

Larry A. Plank Canisteo Larry A. Plank, 65, of Ct. Rt. 27, passed away unexpectedly due to natural causes on Tuesday (September 12, 2017) at home. Born in Hornell, NY, January 21, 1952, a son of Jesse and Clara (Chapman) Plank, he had resided in the Steuben County area most of his life. Larry was a jack of all trades; he collected antiques and was an outdoorsman. Most peop ...

Linda Bacon

April 17, 1946 - - September 11, 2017

Linda S. Bacon Bellwood, Pa./Canisteo Linda S. Bacon, 71, Bellwood, Pa. passed away Monday evening at UPMC Altoona, Pa. She was born in Hornell, April 17, 1946, a daughter of the late Ernest James and Luella Margaret (Evingham) Knight. On June 16, 1972, she married Richard L. “Dick” Bacon at St. Joachim Catholic Church, Canisteo, New York. Surviving are her husband; fiv ...

Victoria Mattice

February 26, 1950 - - September 09, 2017

Victoria J. Mattice West Almond, NY, previously of Hamlin, NY Vikki, age 67, of 7220 Schuyler Rd, passed peacefully surrounded by her family Saturday, September 9, 2017 at The Hildebrandt Hospice Center in Rochester after battling Pancreatic Cancer. Born in Dubois, PA, February 26, 1950, the daughter of Gerald and Elizabeth (Bracken) Strawcutter. Predeceased by both paren ...

Virginia Foster

April 04, 1935 - - September 07, 2017

Virginia Mae Foster Angelica/Allen Virginia M. Foster, 82, of 9314 Middle Road, passed away Thursday (September 7, 2017) at home. Born in Angelica, April 4, 1935, the daughter of Edward B. and Ethel L. (Travis) Simmons, she was a lifelong area resident. For several years she cleaned houses in Angelica, and also at several of the plants such as Monroe Games, Motorola, Champ ...

Lance Avery

June 15, 1974 - - August 12, 2017

.Lance B. Avery Arkport Lance B. Avery, 43, of Cream Hill Rd., passed away Saturday (August 12, 2017) at home. Born in N. Hornell, NY, June 15, 1974, the son of Keith and Darla Marks Avery, he had resided in the Arkport area his whole life. Lance enjoyed hunting, fishing and sports, especially football. He was the Vice President of the local CSEA. Lance most of all loved s ...

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