In Memoriam


Robert B. Panter, Sr.

(1926 - 2002)


Betty Jean (Piacenti) Panter


(1926 - 1994)


HHS '43   HHS '44






HORNELL -- Robert B. Panter, Sr., (a well known businessman), 75, of 1083 Old Almond Rd., went home to the Lord peacefully Wednesday (April 24, 2002), surrounded by his family, after a year-long battle with cancer.

Born in Hornell Oct. 25, 1926, he was a son of Harold and Mildred Earley Panter. He was a graduate of Hornell High School and attended Alfred State College. He had served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Bob owned and operated Seneca Electric Motors since 1949, and was a member of the Hornell American Legion, The Big Elms and J.C.'s Cafe Coffee Club, and had a love for flying, fishing, and model airplanes. Bob will be remembered for his great generosity, love for his family and good friends especially George Fawcett and Donald Mosher.

He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Phillip and James Panter; his first wife, Betty Jean Panter in 1994; and his son-in-law, Gene Stillman.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of three years, Bertie Rose Panter; two daughters, Barbara Stillman of Arkport and Deborah Panter of Hornell; two sons, Robert (Martie) Panter Jr. of Hornell and Ronald (Linda) Panter of N. Hornell; one brother, George William (Nellie) Panter of Florida; four step-children, Martie (Robert) Panter of Hornell, Jack (Shawna) Rose of Arizona, Theresa (Dennis) Price of Fremont, Diane (Doug) Sick of Hornell; three grandchildren, Denise Griffith, Stacey Panter and Brian Panter; several step grandchildren; great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery, Fremont.

Those wishing to remember Bob are asked to consider a contribution to the Hornell Humane Society, P.O. Box 533, Hornell, N.Y. 14843 or to Southern Tier Hospice, 185 East Corning Rd., Corning, N.Y. 14830.






HORNELL - Betty Jean (Piacenti) Panter, 68, of 339 Charles Street, died Tuesday (May 31, 1994) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester where she had been a patient for the past two months.

Born in Hornell on May 1, 1926, she was the daughter of Thomas "Mozzie" and Jeanette Howard Piacenti. She was predeceased by her step-mother, Pauline Piacenti, of Hornell.

She resided her entire life in Hornell and was a 1944 graduate of Hornell High School. She was a communicant of St. Ignatius Loyola Church and was co-owner and bookkeeper for Seneca Electric Motors with her husband Robert in Hornell. Betty was a well known avid bingo player.

In addition to her husband of 47 years, Robert B. Panter, Sr., Betty was the loving and devoted mother of two sons, Robert Jr. (Martie) Panter of Hornell and Ronald (Linda) Panter of North Hornell; and two daughters, Barbara Stillman of Arkport and Deborah Panter of Hornell; one brother, Thomas Piacenti of Las Vegas, Nevada; one uncle, Joseph Piacenti; 3 grandchildren, Denise Panter, Stacey Panter, and Brian Panter; several step-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Mary's Cemetery in the town of Fremont.

Friends wishing to remember Betty are asked to consider a memorial contribution to St. Ignatius Loyola Church, Hornell, or to St. Judes Children's Hospital, PO Box 1818, Memphis, Tenn, 88101.