Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 10/26/16
FRIEDA ADEMOVIC, 92, Oct. 19, 2016 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Roger H. Allen, 93, of Barrington, Oct. 22, 2016 at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
ROBERT P. AYERS, 81, of Penn Yan, Oct. 20, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
RENE J. DESPO, 80, of Burdett, Oct. 23, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
BARBARA A. KELTZ, 81, Oct. 19, 2016. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
BARBARA J. LERCH, 76, of Penn Yan, Oct. 16, 2016 at Keuka Comfort Care. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
HELEN R. MASIN, 66, of Palmyra, formerly of Odessa, Oct. 23, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
BENJAMIN S. MATLOCK (MCCANN), 24, Oct. 21, 2016. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
INGRID NIELSEN, 69, of Penn Yan, Oct. 17, 2016. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
CHARLES R. WILSON, 80, of Monterey, Oct. 14, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
CHARLES FREDERICK YAHN, 70, of Watkins Glen, Oct. 19, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 10/19/16
Richard John "The Bear" Bills, 69, of Hector, passed away Oct. 11, 2016 as the result of an automobile accident believed to have been caused by a medical emergency. The family received friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Saturday, Oct. 15 from 3-5 p.m. A funeral service celebrating his life was held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Hector Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Ruth; daughters, Kate (Steve) Woods and Jennifer (Carl) Roedel, all of Norwood, Massachusetts; sister, Georgia Leigh Bills (Wesley Slate) of Beverly, Massachusetts; nephews, Brett (Jessie) Beardslee of Hector and Richard Bills Slate of Beverly, Massachusetts; brother-in-law, Roger (Nancy) Beardslee of Hector. "Grandpa Bear" is also survived by his three grandchildren, Amelie Woods, Wilson and Cole Roedel who idolized him.
He was born in Elmira April 16, 1947 to the late Richard and Priscilla (Compton) Bills. John graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School in Elmira and attended Alfred State. After college he joined the U.S. Army Reserves and served in the Reserves for seven years where his locally renowned cooking skills were first honed. John retired from Verizon after 31 years, walking many miles in the fields around Watkins Glen repairing and splicing cable. He was a former fire chief and member of the V-L-H Fire Dept., member of the BPOE 1546 Elks Lodge in Watkins Glen and Hector Presbyterian Church. He was honored as Elk of the Year in 2007 and 2008. His greatest joy was his family. A lover of the lake since childhood and an avid fisherman, he was known for knowing secret hiding spots of the big fish. He loved all animals but his favorites were his cats, Labradors and the Muppet. He was very proud to have put his two girls through the University of Connecticut. As a humble man, not eager for the spotlight, he was known to all for his generous nature and eager willingness to help someone else. As the giver of nicknames, his humor and love will be missed by all.
Those wishing may consider a memorial donation in his memory to the V-L-H Fire Department, the Hector Presbyterian Church Food Pantry or the BPOE Lodge. Envelopes were provided at the funeral home. You may sign a guestbook or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.
Kristina Lee (Jaynes) Burke, 40, of Reynoldsville passed away Oct. 12, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. She went to heaven at too young of an age and with so much life ahead of her. She left behind the cancer that ravaged her body for more than seven years, hopefully making it wonder why it ever messed with her. The family received friends and relatives Sunday, Oct. 16 from 4-7 p.m. at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen. A funeral service celebrating her life was held at the funeral home on Monday at 11 a.m., followed by a reception at the Reynoldsville United Methodist Church.
Kristina is survived by her dedicated and loving husband, Allan; her two children, the loves of her life, Kaylynn and Kristofer; devoted parents, Dale and Linda Jaynes; loving brothers, W. Scott Jaynes and special friend Geoff Marabella of Rochester, Sean (Jonilyn) Jaynes and their children Jaeden and Isaac of Ballston Lake, New York; grandfather, William Jaynes, formerly of Reynoldsville; brothers-in-law, Aaron (Molly) Burke of Saranac Lake and Anson (Tammy) Burke of Norwood; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by grandparents, Alta Jaynes and Gilbert and Flora Hillerman.
She graduated from Watkins Glen High School in 1994, SUNY Morrisville in '96 and SUNY Institute of Utica/Rome in '99. She and Allan married June 26, 1999. She worked as an accountant for Advion in Ithaca. Kristina was a member and treasurer of the Reynoldsville United Methodist Church. She also volunteered as a committee member for the Schuyler County Relay For Life and was a Jamberry Consultant.
In lieu of flowers, you may consider a memorial donation in her memory to the Reynoldsville United Methodist Church, 5092 State Route 227, Burdett, NY 14818 or a charity of one's choice. You may sign a guestbook or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" online atwww.RoyceChedzoy.com.
Janice Brewer Foster, of Simsbury, Connecticut, wife of the late John J. Foster, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 at McLean in Simsbury. Born in Starkey, daughter of the late Edith and Charles Brewer, Jan lived in New York State and Ohio and had made her home in Simsbury since 1967. Before her retirement in 1991, Jan was employed by the Simsbury Board of Education for 22 years and was a social studies teacher at the high school. She was a member of the Simsbury United Methodist Church, active in the Daughters of the American Revolution, a volunteer of the Simsbury Library and was a member of the Simsbury Farms Woman's Golf Association.
Jan is survived by her son, Kevin Foster, two much loved grandsons, John Ryan and James Michael and their mother, Susan Foster. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Jan was predeceased by brothers George and Charles Raymond Brewer Jr. and sisters, Ellen and Rosalee Brewer.
Henry Harpending, Distinguished Professor and Thomas Professor of Anthropology at the University of Utah, died in Salt Lake City, April 3, 2016. He also served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences and was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Henry's family is hosting a private memorial service for him Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, from 2 p.m. till about 5 p.m., at the Salt Lake City Marriott University Park Hotel, 480 Wakara Way. The memorial is open to all family, friends, colleagues and students of Henry who wish to pay their respects.
Henry was born in Dundee to Freda Miller and Harry Harpending. He received his high school diploma from Dundee Central School in 1961, his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College in 1964 and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1972. His research focused on genetic diversity within and between human populations with over 120 publications in top outlets in his field. He accumulated over three and a half years of field work in southern Africa interviewing members of various indigenous groups in the native !Kung language and collecting biological samples for genetic analysis. His field research is the foundation of his monograph The Structure of an African Pastoralist Community (with Renee Pennington) and his contributions in The Aging Experience (with Jennie Keith and colleagues). His book The 10,000 Year Explosion (with Greg Cochran) has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Portuguese.
After graduating from Harvard, Henry spent a year at Yale University (1972-73) before joining the faculty at the University of New Mexico (1973-85). He came to the University of Utah from The Pennsylvania State University in 1997. At Penn State (1985-1997) he was the recipient of the Faculty Scholar Medal.
Henry is survived by Renee Pennington, his wife of 21 years, their son Peter, his children Sarah and Harry from his first marriage to Patricia Draper, and two grandchildren.
To leave the family online condolences, visit Legacy.com.
RICHARD J. BILLS, 69, of Hector, Oct. 11, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
KRISTINA L. BURKE, 40, of Reynoldsville, Oct. 12, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
JILL R. DEREZA, 66, of Branchport, Oct. 7, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
JANICE B. FOSTER of Simsbury, Connecticut, formerly of Starkey, Oct. 3, 2016 at McLean in Simsbury.
DENISE M. GAUGHAN, 54, of Beaver Dams, Oct. 10, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
HENRY HARPENDING, formerly of Dundee, April 3, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
DAVID B. LESHURE, 52, of Penn Yan, Oct. 11, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
DORIS M. STRONG, 96, of Penn Yan, Oct. 13, 2016 at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
JOSEPH A. ZEMOTEL, 59, Oct. 12, 2016. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 10/12/16
Dundee--Shirley V. Enos Anderson, 87, of Dundee, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls.
Honoring her wishes there will be no calling hours. Services will be held on a later date at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully request memorial contributions be made to the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.
Shirley was born Aug. 9, 1929 in Penn Yan, the daughter of George and Viola Graham Enos. She graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 1947 and went on to receive her beautician license from Rochester School of Cosmetology. On April 10, 1948 in Milo, she married Raymond L. Anderson. She owned and operated Shirley's Beauty Studio out of her home for 50 years. Mrs. Anderson was an active member of the Lakemont Congregational Christian Church.
She is loved and will be dearly missed by her husband of 68 years Raymond L. Anderson at home; three sons, Gary (Connie) Anderson of Hornby, New York, Ron (Dee) Anderson of Dundee and Tim (Bonnie) Anderson of Cary, North Carolina; a daughter Lori (Dave) Reeser of Elmira, a brother Harold (Emogene) Enos of Penn Yan, 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by three brothers, Howard, Gerald and Gordy Enos and a sister Oletha Rugg.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. To leave the family an online condolence visitwww.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
Marjorie Ann Backer, 74, of Penn Yan, formerly of Kanona and Dundee, passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan.
Honoring her wishes there are no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 54 State Route 54, Penn Yan, with Ron Stanley officiating.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in her memory to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 54 State Route 54, Penn Yan, NY 14527 or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Marjorie was born Aug. 1, 1942 in South Berwick, Maine, the only daughter of Stephen T. and Dorothy Ann Potter Kelley. She graduated from Fitch High School in Groton, Connecticut in 1960. On Dec. 1, 1962 in Noank, Connecticut she married Donald L. Backer. She moved to Dundee and raised her family before returning to Connecticut, and later Red Bank, New Jersey. Marjorie worked in the vineyards around Dundee, and also for Dr. Schirmer's dentist office before entering the food service profession at the Dundee Central School cafeteria, and then for various McDonalds, retiring from there in Red Bank, New Jersey. She returned to the Finger Lakes Region of New York in 2007.
Mrs. Backer was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. She enjoyed all time spent in the kitchen, baking her delicious homemade bread, as well as making crafts, knitting and quilting.
She is loved and will be dearly missed by two daughters, Lee Ann (Eric) Johnson of Oakdale, Connecticut and Deborah R. "Debi" Backer of Bath; a son, Scott A. (Suzanne) Backer of Dundee; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Bertram E. Kelley of Mystic, Connecticut; the father of her children, Donald L. Backer of Kanona; her best friend, Georgia Mulley of Penn Yan; several nieces and nephews and "Her Youngest Baby" Emily.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a son Richard A. Backer in 1986, and a brother Theodore T. Kelley in 2001.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visitingwww.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
Kathleen "Sis" Beardsley, 66, of Schuyler County, passed away Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 at Schuyler Hospital's Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, under the loving care of the Skilled Nursing Staff.
Kathleen was born in Montour Falls, March 16, 1950. She is survived, for now, by her mother Rhoda Sara Geyer Beardsley of New Port News, Virginia, her brother Bob of Watkins Glen, her brother Chris (Donna Sue) of New Port News, Virginia, nieces Alicia, Amber, Sara and Becky, nephews Shane and Brian and a loving total of 13 grandnieces and nephews.
Kathleen was a member of St. Mathew's Episcopal Church in Horseheads.
Graduating from Odessa-Montour Central School with the class of 1968, Kathleen graduated from the University of Buffalo School of Nursing in 1972 and then furthered her education/skills by serving in the United States Army, primarily based out of Fort Knox, Kentucky. After a career in primary nursing in Portland, Oregon, Kathleen obtained her master's at the University of Maryland teaching hospital in downtown Baltimore. She returned to the Pacific Northwest and Portland, finishing her career with work based out of Emmanuel Hospital there. She retired to Schuyler County, living in her Beardsley grandparents' home on Sixth Street in Watkins Glen before relocating to Seneca View.
Kathleen was a distinguished and published critical care nurse, lecturer, advocate and friend to her profession. She enjoyed reading and sharing her passion for the education process involved with the Bible. She donated hundreds of Bibles and related publications as a part of that interest.
The last weeks of her remarkable journey while still living involved reunions with high school, college, professional and community people whom she loved and enjoyed very, very much.
There will be a reunion for Kathleen Beardsley at St. James Episcopal Church in Watkins Glen at 10 a.m. Saturday morning, Oct. 15, followed by a service there at 11 a.m. The service will be conducted by The Rev. Wanda Copeland, and will be followed by a lunch of all that Sis's beloved "Mr. Chicken" has to offer.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
To leave the family a message of condolence, sign Kathleen's guestbook or light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visitwww.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.
Eleanor R. Green, 94, of Montour Falls, passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born in Dundee May 13, 1922, the daughter of Merton and Viola (Florence) Rose. She graduated from Dundee Central School in 1940 and worked at Eclipse in Elmira Heights for 33 years. Eleanor was a member of the Glen Baptist Church in Watkins Glen. She enjoyed watching television and spending time with her kitty cats.
She was predeceased by her husband Albert D. Green and by a brother, Richard Rose. She is survived by her sister, Alta Rockwell of Painted Post; brother, Alton (Marie) Rose of Corning; nephews, Eric Rose and Mike Rose; nieces, Bonnie Simmons, Susan Austin and Terri Austin.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Glen Baptist Church, 3311 Reading Road, Watkins Glen. Private burial will be held at Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Glen Baptist Church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.
Yvonne Harrington, 75, of Montour Falls, passed away Oct. 4, 2016. Yvonne Kay Oplinger was born Sept. 29, 1941, the daughter of Harry and Twilla of Savona, New York. She was an avid lover of animals, especially of horses and dogs. She loved to paint ceramics and collect TY Beanie Babies. She also enjoyed camping with her husband, Patrick Harrington, and sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Jim Turner. Yvonne was a hard worker and dedicated to her job. She worked at Shepard Niles and became one of the first 15 women they hired. Later, she worked for Borg-Warner, Emerson, and Tops Market in Watkins Glen.
Yvonne was the mother of Stephen LeRoy Heath, who predeceased her just six months ago, and David "Tad" Heath of Painted Post. She was also the step-mother of Michael and Christopher Harrington, great-grandmother of five, step-grandmother of three and great-grandmother of three.
In addition to her son Tad, Yvonne is survived by her sister, Elaine (Jim) Turner. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Patrick Harrington, sister Arlene (Mike) Stopka and brother David (Anita) Oplinger. Yvonne is also survived by sisters-in-law, Judy (Art) White-Wunder, Sherie (Dan) Bradley, Hollie (Julie) Harrington-Tenney and Melissa Harrington; brothers-in-law, David (Robin) and Danny Harrington; 16 nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and nephews. Her work ethic and love for life were her legacy. May she rest in the Lord.
A graveside service will be held at Montour Cemetery (second entrance) Saturday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. You may sign a guestbook or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Dundee--Jane L. Todd, 85, of Dundee, passed away peacefully with her sons by her bedside Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 in the comfort of the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home, Penn Yan.
Friends are invited to calling hours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Penn Yan.
The family graciously requests memorial contributions be sent to the Manor Crest Foundation, 411 Clinton St., Penn Yan, NY 14527.
Jane was born Jane Louise Perry in Syracuse, May 14, 1931, the only child of Lawrence and Edna Alexander Perry. She married the father of her children William I. Todd Sr.; he passed away March 13, 1988. A loving wonderful mother who was dedicated to her family, she will be remembered for her baking and canning skills. Her pies and chocolate chip cookies were the best. Her canned green tomato mince meat and chili sauce were just as good. Jane enjoyed reading whenever she could find the time.
She is dearly loved and will always be missed by her four devoted sons Daniel J. (Gwen) Todd of Piedmont, Alabama, William I. "Billy" Todd Jr. with whom she made her home, Donald S. (Rosie A. Moore) Todd of Groton, New York and her youngest and most likely favorite Michael C. "Mikey" Todd also at home. She also leaves six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents Jane is reunited by death with two children, daughter Caroline Davis who died in 1953, and son David Todd in 1955.
To leave personal condolences to the family online visit www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
SHIRLEY V. ENOS ANDERSON, 87, of Dundee, Oct. 5, 2016 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Marjorie A. Backer, 74, of Penn Yan, formerly of Kanona and Dundee, Oct. 9, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Kathleen "Sis" Beardsley, 66, of Schuyler County, Oct. 2, 2016 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
ELEANOR R. GREEN, 94, of Montour Falls, Oct. 9, 2016 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
YVONNE HARRINGTON, 75, of Montour Falls, Oct. 4, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
BRIAN K. LEE, 56, Oct. 4, 2016 at Geneva General Hospital. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
Jane L. Todd, 85, of Dundee, Oct. 9, 2016 at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee
Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 10/5/16
Dundee--Robert E. "Bob'' Montgomerie, 85, of Dundee passed away Friday Sept. 30, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, in Penn Yan.
Friends are invited to call from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 5 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where his funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837 or the charity of the donor's choice.
Robert was born July 20, 1931 in Linden, New Jersey, the son of Robert and Edna May Beattie Montgomerie. He graduated from Linden High School in the class of 1949. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. A union plumber for over 40 years, he retired from Elizabeth Plumbing Supply of Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1996. On Sept. 15, 1985 in Dundee, he married the former Susan Mae Voorhees Tussel. He had lived locally since 2001, previously of Breille, New Jersey.
A very quiet, observant listener who was proud of his Scottish heritage, Bob enjoyed jazz and country music, woodworking and carving, and loved horses, having owned and boarded them for many years.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Susan V. Montgomerie at home; two daughters, Michelle Fingerlin of Linden, New Jersey and Jill (Michael) Lee of Appomattox, Virginia; two stepsons, Brian D. (Tamara) Tussel of Brick, New Jersey and Steven F. Tussel of Brielle, New Jersey; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Edna May Chek of Cream Ridge, New Jersey and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was pre-deceased by a daughter Cindy Sue Montgomerie, the mother of his daughters Roberta Montgomerie, two brothers James and Richard Montgomerie, and a sister Virginia Baldwin.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
Glenn William Oakes, 94, of Burdett passed away Sept. 18, 2016 at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca. He was born July 9, 1922 in Towanda, Pennsylvania, the son of Daniel Oakes and Phoebe Kitchen Oakes. Glenn attended Towanda public schools, graduating in 1940. He entered Pennsylvania State University (then Pennsylvania State College) in the fall of 1940. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Dec. 5, 1942 and was called to active duty in May 1943. He had basic training and graduated from Army Finance School at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. He had overseas training at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri. He served in the 8th Air Force in England and was honorably discharged Nov. 23 1945 at Sioux Falls, South Dakota with the rank of corporal. He returned to Penn State and graduated in July 1946 with a BA degree in economics and business administration. His choice for a career was the U.S. Merchant Marine. He sailed as a purser from November 1946 till March 1985. He sailed mainly with United States Lines and American Export Lines on the SS CONSTITUTION, SS AMERICA and the Superliner UNITED STATES. He was commissioned a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. He graduated from U.S. Public Health Service Hospital on Staten Island as a Marine physician assistant. He sailed the last 15 years of his career in U.S. Lines' cargo liners as purser and medical officer to the Far East. He was made a Master Mason in Rural Amity Lodge #70, Athens, Pennsylvania Feb. 12, 1946. He was also a member of Lehigh Scottish Rite Consistory in Allentown, Pennsylvania and was a 32nd degree Mason. He resided in Bradenton, Florida in winter and at his summer home on Seneca Lake near Hector.
Friends were received at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Monday, Oct. 3 from 10-11 a.m. A funeral service immediately followed at the funeral home at 11 a.m. and burial was held at 1 p.m. at Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens, Pennsylvania with military honors and a Masonic service.
NANCY J. GEE, 64, Sept. 23, 2016. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
JEAN M. LARSEN, 86, Sept. 23, 2016 at The Homestead, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
ROBERT E. "BOB" MONTGOMERIE, 85, of Dundee, Sept. 30, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Glenn W. Oakes, 94, of Burdett, Sept. 18, 2016 at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
CHRISTINE "CRICKET" ODELL, 58, Oct. 1, 2016. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
DOROTHY A. SINCERBOX, 88, Oct. 2, 2016. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
RODNEY G. STEVES, 51, of Cayuta, Sept. 27, 2016. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 9/28/16
Robert C. Armstrong, 86, of Penn Yan died Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. Mr. Armstrong was born Oct. 25, 1929 in Penn Yan, the son of Stuart and Blanche Armstrong. He graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 1948 and was drafted and served two years in Korea, working as an airplane mechanic. Mr. Armstrong learned the glass trade from his father, who started Armstrong Auto Parts in 1924, and in 1926 established the business at its current location, one mile west of Penn Yan on Route 54A, along the roadway of the former Penn Yan, Keuka Park and Branchport Trolley. Mr. Armstrong worked alongside his father upon returning from Korea. For many decades, the father and son team were the sole glass cutters in the business in Penn Yan. Mr. Armstrong was known for his ability to cut glass freehand, and to fix almost anything, and at a reasonable price. His daughter continues the glass shop today.
In 1956, Mr. Armstrong married Elizabeth Caton of Binghamton, who was his devoted companion for nearly 60 years and who worked alongside him in the glass shop. She survives him. He is survived by a daughter, Susan (James) DeLaire of Penn Yan, a son, David (Ellie Maguire) Armstrong of Pepperell, Massachusetts, and daughter, Anne Gunn of Penn Yan. He has three grandchildren, John (Carolyn Reed) Armstrong of Maine, James Armstrong of Colorado, Sara (George) Jorgensen of Penn Yan and a sister, Alice (Harold) McKernan of Tucson, Arizona.
He was predeceased by a sister Sally (Robin) Welker of Rochester.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, at 4 p.m. at Weldon Funeral Home in Penn Yan.
Penn Yan--Elizabeth D. "Betty'' Bailey, 96, of Penn Yan passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home, Penn Yan.
Honoring her wishes there are no prior calling hours. A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1at the Milo Center Methodist Church, 1415 Milo Center Road, Penn Yan, with the Rev. Della Ludwig officiating. Inurnment will be in Hillside Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Milo Center Methodist Church, 1415 Milo Center Road, Penn Yan, the Humane Society of Yates County, P.O. Box 12, Penn Yan, or to Manor Crest Foundation, 411 Clinton St., Penn Yan, NY 14527.
"Betty" was born June 11, 1920 in the town of Seneca, one of three daughters of Clifford and Frances Jayne Dimon. She graduated from Geneva High School in 1939 and attended business school a few years later. She worked in the secretarial field in veteran services at Sampson, Seneca Army Depot, the Canandaigua VA and lastly the Bath VA before marrying Howard E. Bailey June 10, 1950 in Flint, New York. Happy to be a farm wife, she worked alongside her husband on their "Windway Farm" in Dundee until they sold the farm in 1987 and built their retirement home on City Hill Road. Howard passed away July 23, 1995.
Mrs. Bailey had been a devoted long time member of the Dundee United Methodist Church, transferring her membership to the Milo Center Methodist Church in 2012. She had been a member of the Crystal Valley Grange, Cooperative Extension and a 4-H leader for many years. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, bird watching and loved animals.
She is loved and will be dearly missed by her three daughters, Linda J. Collins of Penn Yan, Carol A. Debertolis of Sloansville, New York and Janet B. Johncox of Penn Yan; a grandson, Jason J. Debertolis of Gouverneur, New York; a granddaughter, Ann Marie (Shaun) Pangman of Sloansville; two great-granddaughters, Addison and Isabele Pangman; a brother, Leonard (Wendy) Dimon of Geneva; two sisters, Viola Ciancaglini of Geneva and Evelyn Pelmear of Hampton, Virginia; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by two sons-in-law, John Debertolis in 1996 and Paul Collins in 2015, and two brothers Ivan and Erwin Dimon.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visitingwww.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
Joyce L. Doane, 74, of Van Etten passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. She was born Aug. 4, 1942, the daughter of the late Burt and Margaret Lurcock. Joyce was a homemaker, caring for her husband and family. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Carl Doane; children, Kathy (Rodney) Merinen, Randy (Jo Kay Salmi) Doane, Rick Doane and Christopher Doane, all of Van Etten; six grandchildren, Joey, Ryan, Nicholas, Katlin, Kevin and Amanda; and several sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends called Monday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A funeral service followed at 1 p.m. with burial in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Odessa.
To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visitwww.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com
Margarita "Margie" Ramirez Hayes, 82, of Odessa passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 at Schuyler Hospital, under the benevolent care of Dr. Blanche Borzell, her doctor and friend for over 20 years. She was born in Marion, Texas Aug. 9, 1934. Margie was a member of the Red Hat Society, Quilt Guild and the Odessa-Catharine United Methodist Church. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and handcrafts. Margie always had a smile on her face. She was loved very much by her friends and family, and will be greatly missed. She was joyfully reunited with her husband Skip Hayes, son Jeffrey B. Hayes, grandson Zachary A. Hayes and sister-in-law Dorothy Hayes.
She is survived by Jesse A. Hayes of Ithaca, John C. Hayes of Watkins Glen, Linda M. (Kirk) Smith of Montour Falls and Christina S. (James) Inman of Lansing; daughter-in-law Betty Hayes of Montour Falls; her cousins who were like brother and sisters to her, Margarito Ramirez of Sequin, Texas, Linda (Frank) Moreno of New Braunfels, Texas and Frances (Jack) Rodriguez of Marion, Texas; sisters-in-law, Jean Morris of Seneca Falls and Jewell Hayes of Mt. Upton, New York; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and special cousin, Ruth Hayes.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Saturday, Oct. 1 from 1-2 p.m. at the Odessa-Catharine United Methodist Church, 305 Church St., Odessa. A celebration of Margie's life will follow at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Odessa-Catharine United Methodist Church.
To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visitwww.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.
Nancy Guy Howell, 78, of Hawkinsville, Georgia died peacefully at her home Sept. 9, 2016. At her side were her partner of 26 years, Thomas McClain and their dog, Titania. Also present were Nancy and Tom's collection of stuffed animals with whom Tom and Nancy had intimate acquaintances. An animal often joined them for dinner, contributing to the conversation with wit and humor and often misbehaving just to the point of hilarity but no further. Nancy's temper would permit a bit of disrespect, but Tom often had to try to restrain animals so as to keep them in Nancy's good graces. Mona, one of Nancy's favorites, flew with her to Kalamazoo, Michigan and kissed the ground upon arrival there. Although many people wondered what was wrong with them, Tom and Nancy were happy with these third parties who injected humor and sympathy in the family home and on trips.
Born in Afton, New York to C. Wayland and Florence Guy, she was the youngest of four children. She is predeceased by her brothers Loren and James, as well as her husband Carl Howell. Nancy is survived by her sister Betsy (Elizabeth G. Hayes) of Burdett, her step-children Jackie Carver and Russell Howell, and many nieces and nephews as well as grand nieces and nephews in California, Arizona, Illinois and New York.
Clark Funeral Home of Hawkinsville, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.
Please view or sign the online memorial at www.clarkfuneralhawkinsville.com.
Roger D. Kelley, 60, of Montour Falls passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 at Schuyler Hospital. He was born in Montour Falls June 24, 1956, the son of Donald L. and Florence (Mosher) Kelley. He graduated from Watkins Glen High School and was employed with Cornell University for 20 years. He was a member of the Montour Moose Lodge #426. Roger enjoyed playing cards, hunting and watching the birds and squirrels. He was a big fan of NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt. He especially enjoyed Sunday Coffee Club with the girls.
He is survived by a daughter, Stephanie Kelley of Elmira; sister and brothers, Marlene (Jim) Rockwell of Montour Falls, Kevin (Karen) Kelley of Burdett, Robert (Charlotte) Mosher Sr. of Millport and Harold Mosher of Burdett; several grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents and by his brother, Wayne Mosher.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Friday, Sept. 23 from 3-5 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A service celebrating his life began at 5 p.m. followed by burial at Union Cemetery of Hector. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to Schuyler County Humane Society, PO Box 427, Montour Falls, NY 14865. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com
Paul Augustine Likoudis, 61, of Caywood passed away due to complications in his fight against cancer Sept. 22, 2016. He was surrounded by loved ones at the time of his passing. The son of James and Ruth Likoudis of Montour Falls, Paul is survived by his brother Mark and sisters Therese Williams, Celine Schanzer, Cathy Kader and Margaret Byerley. Paul recently celebrated his 35th wedding anniversary with his loving wife Paulette, sons Peter (Sarafina), Gabriel and Vincent, and daughters Genevieve (Rick) Bitter, Kateri and Irene (Matthew) DeMarco. He had six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Paul was born in Buffalo, blessed by Bishop James McNulty in St. Joseph's New Cathedral and grew up in St. Mary of the Lake parish in Watkins Glen, where he served as an altar boy. He received a bachelor of arts degree in American history and European literature from Eisenhower College in 1975.
He worked as an artist/illustrator for the Catholic News Service, as assistant editor of the Catholic Commentator in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he met his wife Paulette, and then became "special projects editor" for the Canadian Catholic Register. In 1990, after eight years as editor and photographer for Rocket Publications, he became news editor for The Wanderer. For over two decades, he reported on the state of the Catholic Church in the United States; his range of writings included little known aspects of American Catholic history, as well as lucid commentaries on just war ethics, social justice principles and the theological and political abuse of the findings of psychology and sociology.
In his free time, Paul enjoyed painting, gardening, watching movies and above all, spending time with his ever-growing family. He was a loving husband and father and loved his church and nation.
All support, thoughts, prayers, and outreach during these difficult times have been greatly appreciated.
Relatives and friends called Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 4-7 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 N. Decatur St., Watkins Glen. Burial followed in Montour Cemetery.
To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visitwww.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.
Gary Richard Palmer, 78, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. Born June 2, 1938, he was the son of Leland Arthur Palmer and Virginia Hathaway Palmer and step-son of the late Genevieve Klug Palmer.
Gary leaves behind to cherish his memory, wife Crystal Shumaker Palmer, son Leland James Palmer (Sandra Jones), daughter Lisa Palmer Moss (Daniel B. Owens); three brothers, Leland Arthur Palmer Jr., Donald Robert Hathaway and Bruce Palmer (Hilda Palmer). He is also survived by seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and one very special CNA, Katina Lloyd.
He attended Englewood Presbyterian Church in Rocky Mount. He served his country in the Army. He was a member of the Dundee Fire Department, Rocky Mount Elks Lodge and the Rocky Mount Moose Lodge.
A service will be held at Englewood Presbyterian Church at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28.
In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Wilson Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 661 English Dr., Rocky Mount, North Carolina. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.johnsonfuneralsandcremations.com.
Lucyna Bartusiak Perkins of Hammondsport entered into eternal rest Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 at the Fred & Harriet Taylor Health Center. She was born July 27, 1929, the daughter of Alexander and Regina Jasinski Bartusiak in Tyrone.
Lucyna graduated from Dundee Central School in 1946 and entered the nursing program at Keuka College the same year. Upon graduation in 1950 with a bachelor of science degree in nursing, she was employed by the Bath VA as a registered nurse. In 1969 she accepted a position as the school nurse teacher with the Hammondsport Central School, a position she held for 20 years. During this time she earned a master of science degree in education from Elmira College in 1980. After retiring from the school district she accepted a position with the Northern Steuben County Red Cross Chapter as workplace coordinator and instructor, which she held for four years. In 1995 Lucyna received her 65 year volunteer pin from the Red Cross. After retiring from the Red Cross, she and her husband Luther were active as volunteers in disaster services and traveled to many states as well as Puerto Rico and Guam. Lucy and Luther's final relief effort was at Ground Zero after the 9-11 disaster.
Lucyna was active as a volunteer with Project Care, Hammondsport Community Services, Glenn Curtiss Museum, Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, American Heart Assoc., American Cancer Society, Hammondsport Ambulance Corps of which she was an honorary member and St. Gabriel's Church of which she was a communicant. She was most recently recognized as a recipient of the Dick McCandless Distinguished Service Award for her many contributions to the community.
Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Luther; three sons, Patrick (Kim) of Amarillo, Texas, Neal and John (Tammy) of Hammondsport, daughter Cynthia of Bath and daughter-in-law Cindy Perkins of Hammondsport. Also three granddaughters, Kara (Tom) Wheeler of South Carolina, Stella (Kevin) Robinson of Missouri and Sarah Perkins of Rochester; six grandsons, Kyle (Elisheba) Perkins of Texas, Justin (Julie) of North Carolina, John David, Joshua and Kenneth Perkins of Hammondsport and Dylan (Koryn) Cecce of Woodhull; 13 great-grandchildren as well as many dear friends she met along the way. She was predeceased by son Kenneth Perkins, sisters Irene Fernan and Irene Bartusiak and brothers Al and Frank Bartusiak.
Calling hours were Monday, Sept. 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the LaMarche Funeral Home in Hammondsport with Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. at St. Gabriel's in Hammondsport. Burial will be at the National Cemetery of the VA in Bath at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hammondsport Ambulance Corp. or St. Gabriel's Church.
Robert C. Armstrong, 86, of Penn Yan, Sept. 23, 2016. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
ELIZABETH D. "BETTY" BAILEY, 96, of Penn Yan, Sept. 22, 2016 at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
ROBERT E. DAVIS, 80, Sept. 17, 2016 at Geneva General Hospital. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
Joyce L. Doane, 74, of Van Etten, Sept. 21, 2016. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Margarita "Margie" R. Hayes, 82, of Odessa, Sept. 23, 2016 at Schuyler Hospital. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Nancy G. Howell, 78, of Hawkinsville, Georgia, Sept. 9, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Clark Funeral Home, Hawkinsville.
Roger D. Kelley, 60, of Montour Falls, Sept. 19, 2016 at Schuyler Hospital. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
LEVERNE C. (JOE) KOSS, 72, of Largo, Florida, Sept. 20, 2016. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
Paul A. Likoudis, 61, of Caywood, Sept. 22, 2016. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Gary R. Palmer, 78, Sept. 23, 2016. Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
Lucyna B. Perkins of Hammondsport, Sept. 22, 2016 at the Fred & Harriet Taylor Health Center. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
JOAN SCHOONOVER, 92, of Penn Yan, formerly of Waterloo, Sept. 20, 2016 at The Homestead Nursing Home, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.