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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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Thomas Kittell

October 23, 1928 - - October 14, 2019

Thomas H. Kittell Hartsville Thomas H. Kittell, 90, of Purdy Creek Road, passed away Monday (October 14, 2019) at Strong Memorial Hospital, NY in Rochester. Born in Canisteo, October 23, 1928, the son of Leon L. and Nellie Gay Kittell, he had resided in Canisteo during his early life, then resided in Syracuse for over 30 years. He then returned to Hartsville where he ha ...

William Gielen

November 18, 1946 - - October 13, 2019

William C. Gielen Canisteo William C. Gielen, 72, of County Route 119, passed away Sunday (October 13, 2019) at St James Hospital. Born in Hornell , November 18, 1946, the son of Henry “Hank” and Lelah Karns Gielen, he had resided in Canisteo during his early life. He was a graduate of Canisteo Central School, Class of 1964, and had attended Morrisville College. Bill ...

Glenna Wirth

October 15, 1935 - - October 10, 2019

Glenna H. Wirth Hornell Glenna H. Wirth, 83, of 57 Pine Street, passed away peacefully Thursday (October 10, 2019) in Strongsville, Ohio, after a brief illness. Born in Meadville, PA, October 15, 1935, the daughter of William and Alice McKercher Hamilton, she was a lifelong Hornell resident, graduating from Hornell High School “Class of 1953”. Glenna had been employed ...

Deborah Roche

March 08, 1957 - - October 08, 2019

Deborah S. Roche Canisteo Deborah S. Roche, 62, of State Route 36, passed away Tuesday (October 8, 2019) at her home. Born in Hornell, March 8, 1957, the daughter of Lawrence and Verda Hargrave Miller, she had resided in Canisteo all her life. She was a graduate of Canisteo Central School, Class of 1975. Debbie was employed as a Receptionist for over 20 years at the Canist ...

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