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Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 4/24/19

Cheryl C. Bailey, 74, of Odessa, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family Friday, April 19, 2019. She was born in Montour Falls Sept. 25, 1944, the daughter of the late Carl and Addoline (Lisk) Clearwater. Cheryl graduated from Odessa-Montour Central School in 1963.
Cheryl upholstered furniture for 40 years, and was a machinist at Borg Warner in Ithaca for 15 years, retiring in 2010. She was a Red Hatter, enjoyed sewing, her Koi pond, gardening, Hot Air Balloons, ziplining, roller coasters, and spending time with her family.
She is survived by two daughters, Pamela Parker and Kimberly (Garry) Snyder; a son, Lonnie Bailey (Carol Smith); three sisters, Florence Grantier, Freida White (Dan) and Carla (Jerry) Harriger; four grandchildren, Austin Nichols, Kyle Snyder (Alissa), Karissa Snyder Westcott (Jai) and Kassandra Snyder (Tate); six great-grandchildren, Kalani, Oliver, Owen, Sophia, Emma and Hali; sisters-in-law, Carolyn Clearwater, Karen Lawrence and Pat Clearwater; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her grandson, Cameron Nichols in 2017; sister, Myra Boughton; brothers, Carl Clearwater, George Clearwater and Charles Clearwater; and son-in-law, James Parker.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Saturday, April 27 from 1-3 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made toward a memorial garden for Cheryl, c/o Stillmans Greenhouse, 251 State Route 14, Montour Falls, NY 14865. To leave the family a message of condolence, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Dundee--Cynthia S. "Cindy'' Lane, 69, of Dundee passed away with her family by her side Monday, April 15, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
Cindy was born June 16, 1949 in Bath, the daughter of the late Alderman Francis Gleason and Virginia Mae Kilbury Gleason. Raised in Wayne and educated in Hammondsport, she has been a lifelong area resident. On July 29, 1967 in Wayne, she married Malcolm S. Lane and settled in Crystal Valley. Together they owned and operated Lanes Yamaha Inc., in Watkins Glen.
Having married a race car enthusiast, she quickly became her husband's biggest fan and supporter. Her sons were raised to also love motorsports and she followed their racing endeavors. She was involved in all aspects of the family business and racing circuit. She was especially well known for her involvement and support of The Empire Super Sprints alongside her husband sponsoring The Rookie of The Year Award. In her free time, she enjoyed scrap booking but her passion was her family.
She is loved and will be forever missed by her husband of 51 years, Malcolm S. Lane at home; two sons, Craig A. (Toni Monroe) Lane and Keith A. (Amy) Lane, both of Crystal Springs; two grandchildren, Anthony (Carly) Zeno of Newark, New York and Trenton F. Lane of Crystal Springs; her mother Virginia K. Gleason of Penn Yan; a brother, James A. (Paula) Gleason of Lockport; a sister, Jodie Flood of Bath and several nieces, nephews and in-laws.
The family received friends from 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 19 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. A Celebration of Her Life will be held privately at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Yates County, PO Box 12, Penn Yan, NY 14527, the Dundee Fire Company or Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Alice Y. Powers, 82, of Grove City, Ohio passed away April 11, 2019 at her residence. She was born Oct. 22, 1936 in Bradford, Pennsylvania to Russell and Anna Knight. Alice was an avid bird watcher, and always put her family before herself. She is survived by her husband of 61 years Thomas Powers, her daughter Barb (Bob) Brotherton, son Jeffrey (Mary) Powers, grandchildren Sarah (Mike) Schleehauf, Brett (Tiffany) Brotherton, David Powers, Jonathan Powers and Grace Powers and great-grandchild Logan Schleehauf.
Funeral Mass was celebrated 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 3782 Broadway Grove City, Ohio, with the Rev. Fr. Daniel Millisor, celebrant. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mt. Carmel Hospice Foundation, 615 East Broad St., Columbus, OH 43213-9924. Arrangements completed with the Spence-Miller Funeral Home, Grove City, Ohio, where online guest book may be signed at www.spencemillerfuneralhome.com.

Death Notices
CHERYL C. BAILEY, 74, of Odessa, April 19, 2019 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
JENNIFER L. GROVER, 39, April 14, 2019. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
SYDNEY L. "SYD" KIDDER, 66, of Penn Yan, April 12, 2019 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
CYNTHIA S. "CINDY" LANE, 69, of Dundee, April 15, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
CAMERON H. MCFALL, 51, formerly of Burdett, April 12, 2019. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
ROBERT "BOB" NELSON, 76, April 18, 2019 at home. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
ALICE Y. POWERS, 82, of Grove City, Ohio, April 11, 2019 at home. Arrangements by Spence-Miller Funeral Home, Grove City.
ROLAND F. REID, 70, of Penn Yan, April 18, 2019 at the VA Medical Center, Canandaigua. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
MARTIN A. "MARTY" TONES JR., 88, of Penn Yan, April 15, 2019 at Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 4/17/19

Clifton Park/Dundee--Camille Alexandria Aleixo, of Clifton Park, New York passed away Feb. 28, 2019.
Camille was born Oct. 8, 1963 in Flemington, New Jersey and lived in Hunterdon County, New Jersey in Lebanon and Califon, for many years. Her family moved to Easton, Pennsylvania and then Cameron Mills, New York. Her family eventually moved to Dundee, where she earned her high school diploma from Hammondsport Central School in 1982.
Camille earned her associates degree from Corning Community College in 1984 and her bachelor of science from Elmira College in 1986.
She moved to Arlington, Massachusetts and then spent some time living in Venice Beach, California. She returned to New York state and chose to make Clifton Park her home.
Camille enjoyed a successful career life. She most recently was the vice president of marketing and communications for Emptech and was previously employed as the vice president of marketing and communications for the Credit Union Association of New York for more than 13 years. Prior to that, Camille held the title of marketing director at CCSD Federal Credit Union.
Camille was an active volunteer at the Northway Church in Clifton Park, New York.
"She was a beautiful and generous soul. She served Northway Church generously with her time and energy. She's someone who thought of others before herself. She was strong and resilient. She's a beautiful example of Philippians 4:13. We will always be grateful for her legacy of service and love, "said Northway Church.
Camille was also very involved with the Saratoga Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she volunteered, was a member and took classes in the arts. She loved dancing and was most proud of the fact that she was now dancing on pointe in her ballet classes which was a lifetime goal. She loved being active at the gym taking yoga and gymnastic classes. She loved drumming. She loved to paint and was quite skilled at jewelry making. She was a kind person, a loving sibling and a good friend.
Camille is survived by siblings, Lydia Aleixo of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Albert Aleixo Jr. and Jeff (Michelle) Aleixo both of California; nieces Sophia and Ava and nephew Ethan.
She was predeceased by her parents, Albert and Francesca Aleixo.
The Aleixo family would like to thank all of her friends for their support and the joy they gave Camille over the years.
There will be a memorial scheduled for Camille at a future date.
The Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, assisted with arrangements. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Leroy (Roy) E. Evans, 87, of Watkins Glen died April 9, 2019 at Schuyler Hospital. He was born Sept. 10, 1931 to Lloyd and (H.) Louise (Roberts) Evans. He is predeceased by his parents and sisters, Margaret Knowles, Norma McCawley and Gertrude Dye. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Erma Lou (Coykendall) Evans; children, Kathryn Reissig, Kim (Carla) Evans, Kerri (Darrin) Walsingham and Kirk Evans; grandchildren, Amie, Adam, Erin, Caleb and Kendall; eight great-grandsons; sister Ruth Hayes and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Roy, a life resident of Schuyler County, owned and operated Roy's Auto Radiator for many years in Corning and Watkins Glen. He was an active member of Moreland Presbyterian Church and a life member of the Mechanics Club of Montour Falls.
The family received friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Friday, April 12 from 4-6 p.m. A memorial service celebrating his life was held Saturday, April 13 at 11 a.m. at the Moreland Presbyterian Church in Beaver Dams.
Donations in his name may be made to the Moreland Presbyterian Church, 3045 Beaver Dams-Moreland Road, Beaver Dams, NY 14812 or any organization of your choice. You may express condolences online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Dundee--Elam R. Hoover Sr., 65, of Dundee entered into rest Monday, April 15, 2019 in the comfort of his home with his wife at his side.
Friends and family are invited to calling hours from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the family home, 4592 John Green Road. His funeral service will be held beginning at 1 p.m. Friday April 19, at the Gravel Run Mennonite Church, Ray Crosby Road, Dundee. Burial will be in the Gravel Run Mennonite Church Cemetery, Dundee.
Elam was born March 20, 1954 in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Amos Z. and Mary (Reiff) Hoover. On Oct. 28, 1976 in Ephrata, Pennsylvania he married the former Clara M. Burkholder. They have lived locally since 1988, previously of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. He was a self-employed dairy farmer. Mr. Hoover was a member of the Groffdale Conference Gravel Run Mennonite Church.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Clara M. Hoover at home; four daughters, Naomi B. (Luke) Shirk, Lillian B. Hoover, Clara B. (David) Burkholder, all of Dundee, and Ella Mae Hoover at home; four sons, Merle B. (Anna Horst) Hoover, Glen B. (Suzanne Burkholder) Hoover, Elam B. (Karen Martin) Hoover Jr., all of Dundee, and Stevie B. Hoover at home; 27 grandchildren; five brothers, Jonas R. (Ella Martin) Hoover of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, Ezra R. (Lena Martin) Hoover of Ephrata, Pennsylvania, Daniel R. (Anna Mary Martin) Hoover of Dundee, Paul R. (Arlene Gehman) Hoover of Thorp, Wisconsin and James R. (Etta Hurst) Hoover of Orrstown, Pennsylvania; six sisters, Emma R. (David) Oberholtzer of Elma, Iowa, Barbara R. Hoover of New Holland, Pennsylvania, Katie R. (Ivan) Wenger of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, Ada R. (Elmer) Martin of New Holland, Pennsylvania, Ruth R. wife of the late Edward Newswenger of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania and Lovina R. (Allen) Zimmerman of Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania; two brothers-in-law, Henry (Mable Newswenger) Burkholder of Thorp, Wisconsin and Leon (Lucy Snyder) Hoover of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania; numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by three sisters, Mary wife of Leon Hoover, Cora wife of Henry, and Martha R. Hoover.
The family respectfully asks to kindly omit flowers.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee.

Francis E. "Fran" Kingsley, 64, of Watkins Glen passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019, surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with lupus. He was born in Elmira, April 25, 1954, the son of Russell E. Kingsley Sr. and Dorcelia Bush Hickey. Fran graduated from Watkins Glen high school and served with the U.S. Navy from 1972-1975. He married Naomi C. VanAlstine in Beaver Dams Sept. 20, 1980.
Fran worked for James R. Phelps, Bernie Transportation and Odessa-Montour Central School District. He was a member of the Elmira Heights American Legion. Fran loved Mustangs and was a NASCAR fan. He was predeceased by his father, Russell E. Kingsley Sr.; stepfather, Theodore Hickey; brother, Russell E. Kingsley Jr. and sister, Linda S. Thorpe.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Naomi (VanAlstine) Kingsley; daughter, Magen Kingsley of Watkins Glen; son, Jason Kingsley of Elmira Heights; his mother, Dorcelia Hickey of Elmira; a sister, Bonnie White of Elmira; brother, John Kingsley of Elmira; three grandchildren, Anya and Kadin Simpson and Laikyn Kingsley; and by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Thursday, April 18 from 1-3 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. Fran's funeral service will begin at 3 p.m. followed by burial with military honors at Montour Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance, 909 S. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891.
To leave the family a message of condolence, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Cynthia S. "Cindy" Lane, age 69, of Dundee, NY passed away with her family by her side on Monday April 15, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital, in Rochester, N.Y.
Cindy was born June 16, 1949 in Bath, NY, the daughter of the late Alderman Francis Gleason and Virginia Mae Kilbury Gleason. Raised in Wayne, and educated in Hammondsport, she has been a lifelong area resident. On July 29, 1967 in Wayne, NY she married Malcolm S. Lane and settled in Crystal Valley. Together they owned and operated Lanes Yamaha Inc., in Watkins Glen, NY.
Having married a race car enthusiast, she quickly became her husband's biggest fan and supporter. Her sons were raised to also love motorsports and she followed their racing endeavors. She was involved in all aspects of the family business and racing circuit. She was especially well known for her involvement and support of The Empire Super Sprints alongside her husband sponsoring The Rookie of The Year Award. In her free time, she enjoyed scrap booking but her passion was her family.
She is loved and will be forever missed by her husband of 51 years Malcolm S. Lane at home; 2 sons Craig A. (Toni Monroe) Lane, and Keith A. (Amy) Lane both of Crystal Springs; 2 grandchildren Anthony (Carly) Zeno of Newark, NY, Trenton F. Lane of Crystal Springs; her mother Virginia K. Gleason of Penn Yan, NY; a brother James A. (Paula) Gleason of Lockport, NY; a sister Jodie Flood of Bath, NY; and several nieces, nephews, and in-laws.
The Family received friends from 5:00 - 8:00 pm Friday (April 19) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, NY. A Celebration of Her Life will be held privately at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Yates County, P.O. Box 12, Penn Yan, NY 14527 or the Dundee Fire Company, or Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Dundee/Penn Yan--Walter J. McCullough, 82, of Dundee, currently of Penn Yan, died suddenly Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home in Penn Yan.
Honoring his wishes there are no prior calling hours. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 312 Liberty St., Penn Yan, with Father Leo Reinhardt officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cobblestone Springs, 4306 Lakemont-Himrod Road, Dundee, NY 14837, or to the Penn Yan Manor, 655 N. Liberty St., Penn Yan, NY 14527.
Walter was born July 28, 1936 in the Bronx, New York, the son of John and Katherine (Monahan) McCullough. He served in the U.S. Army from 1959-1962. On Oct. 7, 1967 in Passaic, New Jersey he married the former Judith L. Maciag. Walter worked for the Englewood, New Jersey Fire Department for eight years before they moved to Houston, Texas, where he became a welder and pipe fitter in the gas and oil industry. Over the next 27 years he worked for various oil companies including BMI, retiring in 1994.
They have lived locally since 2001. Mr. McCullough was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. In his spare time he enjoyed being a handyman and expert painter and interior decorator. He enjoyed football and was a dedicated "NY Yankee fan." He also loved travelling the country, and downhill skiing.
He is loved and will be dearly missed by his wife of 51 years, Judy McCullough at home; a sister, Margaret Morris of Vero Beach, Florida; a dear sister-in- law Phyllis Maciag with whom he shared his home; and many loving in-laws and cousins on his wife's side of the family.
He was pre-deceased by three brothers, Myles, Bernard and Edward McCullough.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Tyrone--John Petris Sr., 93, of Tyrone, amateur radio WB2MSR and CB 20W2303 passed away peacefully at the Schuyler Hospital Sunday morning, April 7.
Services honoring his life will be April 18 at 11 a.m. at Waneta Lake Baptist Chapel on West Waneta Lake Road. Committal in Tyrone Cemetery.
He was a successful dairy and beef farmer, sawyer, machinist, welder, Diesel and gas truck, car and tractor mechanic, heavy equipment operator, contractor and radio-TV service man.
John was born in Sayre, Pennsylvania, the son of Czechoslovakian immigrants. Severely burned at five years of age, he spent the next three long painful years in the Robert Packer Hospital healing from these burns and witnessed the burning of the old Robert Packer Hospital while he was there. This was the beginning of the many times he stared death in the face and escaped which included tractor PTOs and electric hi-lines to name a few. He was resistant to electrical shock and built cattle fences and wired homes without ever turning the power off.
He purchased the current family farm in Tyrone in 1948 with a $25 down payment and named the farm "Petris Acres." In addition to farming, he dug many of the ponds in the town of Tyrone with his 1939 Caterpillar D7 and thawed water pipes for many in the harsh winters with his 1928 400 amp portable DC Lincoln welder.
Obtaining only an eighth grade education as many boys did in those days since they were needed on the family farms, he furthered his education through the National Radio Institute correspondence school and graduated with honors and became a well respected radio-TV repairman and owner of Petris Electronics. At that time, he became a licensed amateur radio operator WB2MSR and many in the Tyrone community remember him well for knocking out their favorite evening TV shows with his powerful transmitters. He was well read and well versed on many topics and enjoyed debating with those with much higher education whom marveled at his knowledge, wisdom and wit.
In 1953 he married Geri Withey who became his wife, business partner and herdswoman. They were married for 65 years. Her passing in 2017 left a huge hole in his heart.
He is sadly missed and never forgotten by his family and friends including his son John Jr., daughters Mary (Lonnie) Chappell and Kathy Petris, both of Springfield, Massachusetts; granddaughters Miquel, Alexis and Kya and grandson Alon; sister-in-law Florence "Pat" Hagadorn of Sun City, Florida and childhood friend Joe Manzek of Lawton, Pennsylvania, as well as several nieces and nephews.
His entrance into television stardom began in 1994 when he appeared on the sixth season opener of America's funniest home videos and won $15,000. In 2015, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz of American Pickers visited the Petris Farm for two days and he enjoyed entertaining them and told them many stories of his life during the great depression.
Sadly another colorful character and patriarch of the town of Tyrone has left us but will not be forgotten.
Arrangements by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Death Notices
CAMILLE ALEIXO, 55, of Clifton Park, New York, formerly of Dundee, Feb. 28, 2019. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
LEROY (ROY) EVANS, 87, of Watkins Glen, April 9, 2019 at Schuyler Hospital. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
PAULINE C. KENNEDY, 87, of Penn Yan, April 11, 2019 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
FRANCIS E. (FRAN) KINGSLEY, 64, of Watkins Glen, April 14, 2019. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Elam R. Hoover Sr., 65, of Dundee, April 15, 2019 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
WALTER J. MCCULLOUGH, 82, of Penn Yan, formerly of Dundee, April 11, 2019 at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
JOHN PETRIS SR., 93, of Tyrone, April 7, 2019 at Schuyler Hospital. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 4/10/19

Gene Murphy, 72, of Hector went to his "heavenly home" March 21, 2019 while at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Gene was born June 19, 1946. He lived most of his life in Hector, where he was born and raised.
Gene had numerous jobs over the years. He spent much of his time during his youth working on the family farm in Hector. He worked for Wickham's Service Company for several years before he retired. He also worked on other farms and enjoyed working at a John Deere dealership. Wherever Gene worked he was a dedicated employee. In 2012, Gene volunteered in helping to build Schrader Farms Meat Market in Romulus. Of all the jobs he held, he said this was the most rewarding work because they started every day in a time of prayer and the owners and his co-workers were most generous.
Gene was raised in a Christian family, so he stayed with his conviction to be involved in a church fellowship. For the past several years, he enjoyed being a part of the Seneca Community Church in Romulus. Gene was a John Deere enthusiast, was a member of the Finger Lakes Two Cylinder Club and enjoyed participating in the bi-annual New York Two Cylinder EXPO held in Canandaigua.
Gene is survived by his devoted wife, Martha (Honsberger) Murphy of 38 wonderful years. Recently, someone asked Gene how long he was married to Martha and his response was, "Not long enough." Prior to Gene's marriage to Martha, he was married to Vada (Smith) Murphy whereby they had three children: Karen (Matthew) Slezak of Katy, Texas; Daniel (Erika) Murphy of Fontana, California and Jaime (Kurt) Sickinger of Latham, New York. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Kaitlyn Slezak, Jonathan Slezak, Logan Murphy, Colin Sickinger and Molly Sickinger; seven living siblings: Paul (Lynda) Murphy, Ronald (Martha) Murphy, Phyllis (Warren) Palmer, Mark (Diann) Murphy, Carol (David) Armstrong, Mary (Frank) Smalley and Larry Murphy; many nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces and extended family. He was predeceased by his parents, Daniel and Miriam (Kleppinger) Murphy and two siblings, Martha Mae Murphy and John Daniel Murphy.
Gene's ingenuity and creativity were amazing. His ability to repair something was always fascinating and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. It brought Gene great pleasure to help someone in need. Gene always had an award-winning smile that was rooted in his faith in Jesus Christ. He had a great desire to live, so that he could continue to help those in need.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, May 25 at 1 p.m. at Seneca Community Church (5738 State Route 96, Romulus) with a dessert reception to follow in the Fellowship/Commons area.
Memorial donations may be made to Seneca Community Church, 5738 State Route 96, Romulus, NY 14541 or the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905 or the Finger Lakes Two Cylinder Club (Attn: Cheryl Jensen) 1885 Scoon Road, Geneva, NY 14454.
You may express condolences to the family or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Tyrone/Dundee--John Petris Sr., 93, of Dundee, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Schuyler Hospital.
There will be no prior calling hours. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 18 at Waneta Lake Baptist Chapel, 8855 West Waneta Lake Road, Wayne, with Pastor Adam Hunt officiating. Burial will follow in Tyrone Union Cemetery, Tyrone.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Union Cemetery Association of Tyrone P.O. Box 25 Tyrone, NY 14887.
Arrangements by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee.

Death Notices
MARY "CATHY" BUMP, 71, of Burdett, April 1, 2019. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
DIANN "DEE DEE" DARCY, 55, of Penn Yan, April 1, 2019. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
JANET L. HURD, 50, April 5, 2019. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
GENE MURPHY, 72, of Hector, March 21, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
WILMA J. PEACOCK, 97, April 6, 2019. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
John Petris Sr., 93, of Dundee, April 7, 2019 at Schuyler Hospital. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
NORMA TEARS, 81, of Penn Yan, April 7, 2019. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
JANET L. TEETER, 84, of Cayuta, April 2, 2019. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
MARY T. WATKINS, 84, of Penn Yan, April 6, 2019. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 4/3/19

Penn Yan--Robert A. Alderman, 95, of Penn Yan passed away peacefully Saturday, March 23, 2019 in Geneva General Hospital with his daughter at his side.
At his request, no calling hours will be held. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6 in the Palmyra Cemetery, 272 Vienna St., Palmyra. A light lunch and a celebration of Bob's life will be held at Cobblestone Springs, 4306 Lakemont-Himrod Road, Dundee, from 1 to 3 p.m. after the burial.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bob's name to Cobblestone Springs.
Bob was born May 14, 1923 in Macedon, New York to George M. and Minnie (Leno) Alderman. He graduated as valedictorian of his class from Macedon high school in 1940, served in the Army Air Corp from 1944 to 1946 and worked as a business systems analyst at Garlock Incorporated until his retirement in 1988. He raised Brittany Spaniels and Quarter Horses. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, sailor and golfer.
He is survived by his daughter, Anne; special cousin, Richard Johns, and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
He was predeceased by his wives Lucille Doyle Alderman and Patricia Lindsey Alderman, and his former wife, Ethel Haak.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent to his family by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
Dundee/Montour Falls--Ruth G. Forman, 96, of Montour Falls, formerly of Dundee, died Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, in Montour Falls.
Friends and family were invited to calling hours from 4-7 p.m. Monday, April 1 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Her funeral service was private for the family with Lay Minister Judy Duquette officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.
Ruth was born Nov. 4, 1922 in the town of Starkey, the daughter of Arthur Merle and Elizabeth Louise (Mast) Gilbert. She graduated from Dundee Central School in 1941. On Feb. 2, 1945 in Dundee she married Robert Lyon Forman, who passed away Dec. 3, 1984.
A lifelong area resident, she was employed by Dundee Central School for many years as a teacher aide, bus driver and library aide. She had also worked in the Job Placement Division for the Office for the Aging of Schuyler County. Mrs. Forman was a member of the Dundee United Methodist Church, a past president of the Dundee Central School PTA, served on the Dundee Fair Committee and the Village of Dundee 125th Anniversary Committee.
A loving mother and extra special grandmother, she loved any time spent with family. She also enjoyed reading, playing cards and jigsaw puzzles.
She is loved and will be missed by her six children, Linda A. (Randy) Wilcox of Corning, LaVerna (Raymond) Luciani of Candor, Robert A. (Vicki Howell) Forman of Penn Yan, Deborah E. (Bruce Bolbat) Forman of Hellertown, Pennsylvania, William A. Forman and Peter A. Forman both of Dundee; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband she was predeceased by two brothers, Bob and LeRoy Gilbert.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Horseheads/Dundee--Gerald Thomas "Gerry" Krebs, 82, of Horseheads died peacefully with his wife by his side Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Elcor Nursing Home, in Horseheads.
Honoring his wishes there are no calling hours. A private entombment in St. Mary's Cemetery Mausoleum in Corning will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tyrone Fire Dept. P.O. Box 69 Tyrone, NY 14887.
Gerald was born March 6, 1937 in Corning, the son of James Griffin and Clara Irene (Hemly) Krebs. A lifelong area resident, as a youth he worked at his parents' Krebs Grocery in Weston. He graduated from Dundee Central School in 1957. After graduation he started his machinist career at Clarks Specialty in Hammondsport retiring after 37 years in 1994. On Feb. 17, 1979 in Weston, he married the former Patricia E. Colegrove.
"Gerry" attended St. Vincent Church in Corning, was a Life Member of the Tyrone Fire Dept. and had belonged to several bowling leagues. He enjoyed antique cars, especially Lincolns.
He is loved and will be dearly missed by his wife, Patricia E. Krebs of Horseheads; three sons, Ronnie E. (Sandy) Colgrove of Mesa, Arizona, Duane R. (Carla) Ellison of Dundee and James J. (Missy) Ellison of Painted Post; six grandchildren, Ronnie Colgrove, Jr., Jennifer Colgrove, Michael (Heather) Cleveland, Steven, Nikki, and James Ryan Ellison; six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Geraldine A. Cleveland in 1987.
Arrangements by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Christian F. Merrill, 86, passed away peacefully at home in Beaver Dams and into the hands of his Savior, surrounded by his loving family, March 29, 2019.
The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Wednesday, April 3 from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday, April 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home; burial at Montour Cemetery. A reception will be announced.
He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, June Merrill; 10 children, Donald (Lucinda) Merrill, Richard Merrill, Bruce (Heather) Merrill, Phillip (Heather) Merrill, Virginia Merrill Taylor, Christine (John III) Paris, Linda (Rodney) Wheat, Deborah (Mark) Dawson, Bonnie (Vincent) Scuteri and Tammy (Mike) Cole; brother, Herbert (Judith) Merrill; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Tyler Merrill, Jane (John) Mullins and Betty Tyler; brother-in-law, Len (Vera) Tyler; 37 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Orpha Merrill; mother-in-law, Ruth Tyler Merrill; brothers, William Merrill, Noble Merrill, Frank Merrill and George Merrill; sister, Charlotte Merrill Rozell; brothers-in-law, Jesse Tyler, Waldo Tyler and Alvin Rozell; sisters-in-law, Mary Brewer Tyler, Marjorie Nichols Tyler and Norma Merrill; granddaughters, Emily Sue Merrill Fedoriw, Charity Hope Cole and Seglinda Lynn Taylor.
Christian was born in Sabinsville, Pennsylvania. He started working at Dresser-Rand in Painted Post at the age of 18 and later retired as a supervisor of 44 years in 1996. In his earlier years he was a school bus driver for Corning Painted Post School District and he was a Youth Group Leader and Deacon at Millport Baptist Church, where he impacted and led many young lives to Christ. He was a member of Faith Baptist Chapel and still held the position of Deacon. In his extra time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and traveling with his family. He took great pride in his job and all that he did. He especially enjoyed Sunday dinners with all his family. Christian was well known and respected in the local community.
He was a very caring, compassionate person and always put the needs of others before his own. He was a great story teller, able to command anyone's attention and was a natural born leader. He was a man of strong faith, believing in the power and strength of Jesus Christ's love and the beauty and peace that would await him after his passing.
You may express condolences to the family online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Maren Evalyn Munroe, born March 5, 2019, daughter of Jeffrey and Sunnie Munroe of Trumansburg, joined the angels in heaven March 24, 2019. Her short life here on earth provided her family a wealth of love and joy. She passed away peacefully in the loving presence of her family and team of nurses and staff at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
She is lovingly survived by her parents, Jeffrey and Sunnie; maternal grandparents, James Smith and Rebecca Hayes; paternal grandparents, James Munroe (Sue Cecce) and Virginia (Jay) Christensen; great-grandparents, John Munroe and Clinton and Evie Wilcox; aunts and uncles, Theresa (Jason) Novak, Ely Smith (Cristen Hill), Nick (Jess) Berry and Jared (Savannah) Franzese; and several cousins.
A funeral service celebrating her life was held Friday, March 29 at 2 p.m. at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, followed by burial and committal service at 3 p.m. at the Union Cemetery of Hector, Route 79, Burdett.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in her memory to the Children's Miracle Network, in care of Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira, or Golisano Children's Hospital, Rochester (https://childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/donate/).
You may light a "Candle of Remembrance" or express condolences to the family online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Dundee--Richard L. "Dick" Washburn, 82, of Dundee died unexpectedly Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital, in Rochester.
Friends are invited to calling hours from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday April 3 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 4 at the Dundee Baptist Church, 20 Seneca St., Dundee with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating. Burial will be private for family only in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Barrington Rifle Club, c/o Calvin Crosby 2021 Hobson Road, Penn Yan, NY 14527.
Richard was born Sept. 28, 1936 in Wayland, New York, the son of Raymond Alfred and Viola M. (Forth) Washburn. He has lived locally since 1940. On Feb. 1, 1957 he married the former Ruth M. Graves, who passed away May 7, 1994.
"Dick," as he was known by most, was the owner and founder of Richard L. Washburn Well Drilling in Dundee. He was a member of Barrington Rifle Club and the N.Y.S. Well Drillers Assoc. His passions included classic cars, auctions, old tractors and coffee breaks. He loved helping others, hauling water, mowing grass at the "Club," but most of all spending time with his family.
He is loved and will be forever missed by his son Stephen R. (Joan) Washburn of Dundee, his daughter Karen M. (Shawn) Brennan of Penn Yan; five grandchildren, Stephanie M. (Chad) Betts of Middlesex, Patrick R.K. (Rose) Brennan of Houston, Texas, Courtney E. (James) Grant of Penn Yan, Hannah M.R. (Ryan) Hart of Camillus, New York and Preston W. (Hannah) Washburn of Dundee; six great-grandchildren, Elle, Weston, Charleson, Tayden, Evelyn and Tysen; a brother, Robert E. Washburn of Dundee; two sisters, Doris Perry of Prattsburgh and Norma Schenck of Weston; his dear companion of 24 years, Linda Gobeyn with whom he made his home; numerous nieces, nephews, countless friends and his four-legged fur buddy "Ripkin."
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Death Notices
ROBERT A. ALDERMAN, 95, of Penn Yan, March 23, 2019 at Geneva General Hospital. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
JANE E. ALLERTON, 90, of Penn Yan, March 29, 2019 at M M Ewing Continuing Care Center. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
JAMES "LYLE" BURKE SR., 93, of Branchport, March 25, 2019 at The Homestead, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
GEORGE E. L. DOTY JR., 89, of Branchport, March 28, 2019 at home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
RUTH G. FORMAN, 96, of Montour Falls, formerly of Dundee, March 28, 2019, at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
GERALD T. "GERRY" KREBS, 82, of Horseheads, March 26, 2019 at Elcor Nursing Home, Horseheads. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
CHRISTIAN F. MERRILL, 86, of Beaver Dams, March 29, 2019 at home. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
MICHAEL L. MORETTI, 94, March 29, 2019. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
MAREN E. MUNROE, born March 5, 2019, of Trumansburg, March 24, 2019. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
RICHARD L. "DICK" WASHBURN, 82, of Dundee, March 30, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
















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