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Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 2/21/18

J. WM. "Bill" Miles, 85, of Burdett went to be with the Lord Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. He was born July 15, 1932, the son of John and Elizabeth (Schlerf) Miles, and served with the U.S. Army from 1952-1954. Bill had a wonderful tenor singing voice he shared throughout his life. He was a hard worker and was employed at several area grocery stores. He was a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Horseheads. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Alice F. Miles, April 17, 1997.
He is survived by his children, Shirley Savva of France, Marylou (Jacob) Landmesser of Horseheads, Stephen Miles of Medina, New York and Jonathan (Robin) Miles of Franklin, North Carolina; grandchildren, Caleb (Jen) Landmesser of Kane, Pennsylvania, Nathan Miles of Raleigh, North Carolina and Kristen Miles of Franklin, North Carolina; siblings, Libby (Bill) Crowe of Martinsburg, West Virginia, Cora Lee (Jim) Santaseiro of Port Dickinson, New York, David Miles and Kathy Miles of Binghamton; and by many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends called Thursday, Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. Funeral services followed at 12 p.m. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. To leave the family a message of condolence, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Kari Lynn Rannick, 40, of Canton, Georgia, went to be with the Lord Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in her home, with her loved ones by her side. Her faith, strength and courage were an example to everyone who knew her during her lengthy illness. Kari was born and raised in Odessa, to Joseph (deceased) and Deborah Cantineri.
Kari was very devoted to being a wife and a full time mom. She enjoyed time outside in her garden, and with all her farm animals. Kari spent many hours in the kitchen cooking and preparing meals for family and friends. She was also an accomplished dancer and artist. Kari and her family attend Revolution Church.
In addition to her mother, Deborah, Kari is survived by her beloved husband, Justin; two sons, Jake and Joshua; brother, Joe Cantineri; sisters, Sarah Cantineri and Lisa Cantineri; in-laws, Glenn and Kim Rannick; brother-in-law and wife, Josh and Betsy Rannick; and a number of nieces and nephews.
There will be a celebration of life service Thursday, March 1 at 6 p.m. at the Glen Baptist Church, 3311 Reading Road, Watkins Glen. Family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. at the church. Kari loved flowers. They will be welcomed and appreciated as a part of the celebration. To leave the family a message of condolence, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Dundee--Joseph R. "Joe" Salamendra of Dundee passed away peacefully on his 75th birthday, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at Strong Memorial Hospital after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Call hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Baird Funeral Home 36 Water St., Dundee. At 7 p.m. there will be a time for friends to celebrate his life by sharing memories and stories. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23 at Saint Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 N. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, with Father Steven Lape officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad 12 Union St. Dundee, 14837; or the B. Thomas Golisano Hope Lodge Hospitality House, 1120 S. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620.
Joe was born Feb. 16, 1943 to Joseph and Nellie (Gorecki) Salamendra. He graduated from Dundee Central School in 1961 and went on to marry the love of his life, Bernita "Bernie" Doolittle, Nov. 29, 1969. Joe was employed for many years at Palmer Chevrolet which resulted in a very close friendship with Ed Palmer who became like a dad to him. In 1971 he opened his own auto body shop (Joe's Repair Shop) at his residence in Dundee and owned and operated his business until 2017 when he was diagnosed with cancer.
Joe was a member of the Dundee American Legion for 38 years and also a member of the Barrington Rifle Club to which he jokingly referred to as his prayer meeting.
He served in the Army Reserves for six years. He was a devoted Catholic and was a member of St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins and served as an usher for many years.
Joe loved people and had many friends. He loved going to Pratt's Auto every morning to have coffee with the guys and give them "Hell" (orders) before they started their work day. He enjoyed hunting, NASCAR, carving wooden ducks for close friends, going to car shows and spending time with his wife and their beloved dog Bo Bo.
Joe is survived by and will be forever missed by his wife of 48 years Bernie Salamendra at home; a son Joseph "Bum" (Carmela) Salamendra, a grandson whom he loved dearly Cody Salamendra, all of Dundee; two sisters Felicia (Jake) Dvornicky of Elmira and Theresa (Bob) Centrone of Savona; a very close niece Mary Jane Moore and many other nieces, nephews and cousins; very close friends Tom Pratt Sr., Tony Specchio, Dart Jepsen, Karl Weichenthal, Jim Moore, Steve Hill, John and Linda Warner and his beloved four legged companion Bo Bo whom he loved dearly.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Dundee--Sara Lucille Washburn, 82, of Dundee passed away with her family at her side Feb. 15, 2018.
Honoring her wishes, there are no calling hours, and services will be private at the convenience of the family.
Donations in Sara's memory may be made to Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 PreEmption Road, Geneva, NY 14456.
Sara was born in Himrod Sept. 27, 1935 to Lyle and Caroline (Goundry) Ball.
She is loved and will be dearly missed by her husband of 62 years, Robert E. Washburn; two daughters, Debbie (Lenny) Pierce and Cindy (Dwight) Rogers; six grandchildren, Robbie (Misty) Pierce, Bradley (Kia) Pierce, Scott (Erin) Rogers, JD (Sarah) Rogers, Aaron (Ainslie) Rogers and Megan Rogers; eight great-grandchildren; brother Kenny Ball; sisters-in-law Doris Perry and Norma Schenck and brother-in-law Richard (Linda) Washburn; aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Death Notices
LOIS M. BAILEY, 91, of Branchport, Feb. 12, 2018 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
ROBERT C. "BEAR" HARKINS, 72, Feb. 13, 2018. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
EDNA J. LOVEJOY, 89, of Penn Yan, Feb. 16, 2018 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
J. WM. "BILL" MILES, 85, of Burdett, Feb. 12, 2018. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
DORIS I. MORREALE, 91, of Dundee, formerly of Penn Yan, Feb. 10, 2018 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
RUTH U. OSBORNE, 84, of Penn Yan, formerly of Phelps, Feb. 13, 2018 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
Kari Lynn Rannick, 40, of Canton, Georgia, Jan. 19, 2018, at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
JOSEPH R. "JOE" SALAMENDRA, 75, of Dundee, Feb. 16, 2018 at Strong Memorial Hospital. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
SARA L. WASHBURN, 82, of Dundee, Feb. 15, 2018. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 2/14/18

Edith Hansen, 93, passed away Thursday Feb. 8, 2018. Edith was born in Brooklyn Sept. 16, 1924. Edith lived in Baldwin, Long Island for 40 years where she raised her five children. She and her husband retired to Burdett in 1989. She is survived by her brother Warren (Aiko) Anderson of Venice, Florida; five children, daughters Jane (Fred) Jurnove of Delray Beach, Florida, Alice and Betty Hansen of Watkins Glen, Kristina Hansen (Matt Pulis) of Hector and son Robert (Karen) Hansen of Burdett; seven grandchildren, Matthew (Diane) Jurnove, Jeanne (Jason) Paulaski, Daniel (Erin) Jurnove, Eric (Lexi) Hansen, Jeffrey Hansen and Sam and Hannah Pulis; four great-grandchildren, Caitlin Jurnove, Jacob Paulaski and Isaac and Ada Jurnove; one great-great-grandchild, Jaxson Raymond. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Norman; parents, Hugo and Florence Anderson and grandson Andrew Jurnove.
In Brooklyn, Edith and Norman belonged to the Rugby Congregational Church youth group whose members remarkably kept in touch and held frequent reunions throughout their lifetime. In retirement, Edith was a member of the Burdett Ladies' Wednesday Afternoon Club. She was an avid reader and volunteered at the EB Pert Memorial Library.
At her request, there will be no calling hours. The family will gather for a private service at a later date. You may sign a guestbook or view her memorial at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com. Funeral arrangements are by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Those wishing may remember Edith with a donation to the EB Pert Memorial Library, P.O. Box 82, Hector, NY 14841.

Mary Jane Rosbaugh, 90, formerly of Montour Falls, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb.7, 2018 at Oak Hill Manor in Ithaca. She was born Dec. 20, 1927 in Valois to George and Marietta Connolly. Mary Jane graduated from Watkins Glen high school and Robert Packer School of Nursing in Sayre, Pennsylvania. She was employed as an R.N. for several years at the old Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls.
She is survived by her children, Kathleen (Steve) Laughlin of Watkins Glen, Barbara (Jim) Adesso of Watkins Glen, Rebecca Wilkinson of Ithaca, Michael Rosbaugh of Painted Post and Jacquelyn (Greg) Dense of Alpine; grandchildren, Matthew and Phillip Adesso, Stefanie (James) Gublo, Kimberly (Brandon) Jelliff and Alyssa and Jeff Dense; one great-granddaughter, Jennifer Gublo. Also surviving are two half-brothers, Tracy and Lewis Rosbaugh, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Forrest "Frosty" Rosbaugh, sister Alice Cornish and son-in-law Mark Wilkinson.
In keeping with her wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Lodi Cemetery.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the wonderful, caring staff at Oak Hill Manor.
Arrangements are being handled by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls. To leave the family a message of condolence, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Death Notices
FREDERICK W. BOYCE SR., 81, of Dundee, Florida, formerly of Cayuta, Feb. 4, 2018. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.

ELLEN V. BUCKLEY, 84, Feb. 8, 2018 at The Homestead Nursing Home, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
DONALD E. DYER, 80, Feb. 11, 2018. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
PRISCILLA J. ERICKSON, 77, Jan. 29, 2018. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
PATTI JO FRAVER, 69, Jan. 19, 2018. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
Edith Hansen, 93, of Burdett, Feb. 8, 2018. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
PHILIP J. NEWBY, 68, of Penn Yan, Feb. 9, 2018 at Geneva General Hospital. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
MARY J. ROSEBAUGH, 90, formerly of Montour Falls, Feb. 7, 2018 at Oak Hill Manor, Ithaca. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
ROBERT P. ROYCE SR., 83, of Mecklenburg, Feb. 8, 2018. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
RICHARD E. YAW, 64, of Montour Falls, Feb. 7, 2018 at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 2/7/18

Dundee--Harvey E. Dencenburg, 98, of Dundee, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 at Geneva Living Center North, Geneva.
Harvey was born Feb. 15, 1919 in the town of Tyrone, one of two sons of Charles A. and Margaret L. (McIntyre) Dencenburg. On Nov. 22, 1975 in Bath he married the former Lena E. Hamilton, who passed away Jan. 26, 1997. A dairy farmer in his younger years, he was employed by Mercury Aircraft in Hammondsport for 18 years, retiring as a sheet metal finisher in 1980.
Mr. Dencenburg was a member of the Dundee Baptist Church, a long-time member of the former Crystal Valley Grange #1503, the Pamona Grange, along with the N.Y. State and National Grange, and the Smith Pond Sportsman Club, and joined the "43 Main Street Band" at the age of 90.
He is survived by a niece and her family, Joan (Bob) Wilson of Bath, dear friend and caregiver Sally Moore of Dundee, several cousins and many friends at The Terrace Dundee, fellow musicians from the band and patrons and staff of The Classic Café and Crossing Diner.
Besides his wife and parents, he was predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law, Harry (Reliance) Dencenburg and niece Lucille Kinney.
Calling hours were from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. His funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 at the Dundee Baptist Church, 20 Seneca St., Dundee with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Baptist Church, 20 Seneca St., or the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Death Notices
HARVEY E. DENCENBURG, 98, of Dundee, Jan. 30, 2018 at Geneva Living Center North, Geneva. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
NANCY ANN FERNANDEZ, 88, of Penn Yan, Feb. 1, 2018. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
JOAN L. FOSTER, 86, of Penn Yan, Jan. 27, 2018 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
TIMOTHY J. MUNDT, 44, of Painted Post, Jan. 30, 2018 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 1/31/18

Death Notices
GERALD R. BILLS II, 66, Jan. 27, 2018. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
RICHARD EDWARDS, 77, of Tucson, Arizona, Jan. 20, 2018 in Burdett. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
JOHN RICHARD "DICK" EISENHART, 92, of Penn Yan, Jan. 25, 2018 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
JACK D. FAIRBROTHER, 85, Jan. 25, 2018. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
BILL HYER, 63, of Odessa, Jan. 22, 2018 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
DARYL L. MIDDLEBROOK, 73, Jan. 21, 2018. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.













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