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Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 7/19/17

Donald Ameigh, 70, of Montour Falls passed away July 12, 2017 at home.
A graveside service was held Monday, July 17 at 1:30 p.m. at Sugar Hill Cemetery in Watkins Glen.
He was predeceased by his wife, Rebecca Ameigh; parents, Lynn and Genevieve Ameigh; and brothers and sisters, Mary, Velma, Frank, Jack and Lee.
He is survived by his children, Donald Depew, Marnie Barber and Stephanie (Joe) Bulkley; brothers, Lynn "Jr.," Nelson, Jerry, Milton and Dick Ameigh; sisters, Peggy Ramos and Judy Wolverton; and eight grandchildren.
Don and his wife owned and operated B&D Bargain Bin in Montour Falls.
Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen. You may sign a guestbook, light a "Candle of Remembrance" or express condolences to the family online at RoyceChedzoy.com.

Dundee--Miriam Elizabeth Baird Booth, 87, of Dundee passed away suddenly Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in the comfort of her home.
Friends were invited to calling hours from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 14 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Her funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 15 at Faith Baptist Church, 13 Harpending Ave., Dundee with Pastor Lawrence Semans officiating. Burial followed in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Baptist Church, 13 Harpending Ave., or the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837, or the charity of the donor's choice.
Miriam was a child of God and the late Walter Eugene and Cora Reigelsperger Baird II, born Nov. 25, 1929 in Atlanta, New York. She graduated from Wayland Central School class of 1947 and from Delhi Ag. and Tech Institute in 1956. On April 20, 1957 in St. Paul's Church in Wayland, New York, she married Robert A. Booth. Her working career began at Birdseye foods, before she became a school lunch manager for Wappingers Central School District and Kingston high school. After raising her family and later in life she became a certified home health aide.
She had lived locally since 2006, previously of Poughkeepsie, New York, where she was a former member of the New Hackensack Reformed Church, a Life Member of the Dutchess County Scottish Society and was part of the Woman's #1 Tres Dias Christian Community. Locally she had attended the Lakemont Church and Faith Baptist Church; she was active in the Yates County Office for the Aging, Our Town Rocks, a former vice president of the Dundee Scottish Society, and many other charitable organizations.
Her hobbies were diversified; she loved her family first. She enjoyed dancing and listening to Christian TV and radio. One of her greatest pleasures was shopping, couponing, rebating, and helping others, collecting stamps, coins, and buttons, as well as donating to worthy causes. But most important she was a believer in Jesus Christ. Her family will miss "Dr. Mom" and their "Professional Shopper."
She is survived and will be missed by her husband of 60 years, Robert A. Booth at home; a son, Baird R. (Cilinia) Booth of Dundee; daughter, Brenna L. (Ron) Jackson of Shelbyville, Kentucky; five grandchildren, Corrina M (Dustyn) Thompson and Cara L. (Tyler Kelly) Booth, all of Dundee, Jordan R., Jenna C. and Jewel C. Jackson, all of Shelbyville, Kentucky; sisters-in-law Judy Booth of Cortland and Clara Baird of South Carolina; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Miriam was only 7 when her father passed away and 25 when she lost her mom. She was also pre-deceased by her siblings and their spouses, sister Nita and John Forsyth, brother Walter E. "Gene" and Joanie Baird III, all of Wayland; Theodore E. "Ted" and Jane Baird of South Carolina; brother-in-law Donald Booth of Cortland.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.


Dundee--Carol S. Cadwell, 82, of Dundee, died Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Homestead in Penn Yan.
Honoring her wishes there are no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to her memorial services at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating. Inurnment will be in Hillside Cemetery 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 to the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.
Carol was born July 6, 1935 in Penn Yan, the daughter of Karl Semans and Louise Wortman Semans. A devoted and dedicated employee to Dundee Central School, Carol retired Oct. 3, 2003, with 36 years of service, first as a teacher's aide, then as the secretary to the elementary principal. Prior to this she had been employed as a secretary for Yates County Home Bureau. In her spare time Carol loved to read and Friday night dinners at the Crossing Diner; she volunteered at the Dundee Food Pantry and local blood banks. Her greatest love was the love for her family, both two and four legged, she gave unconditionally and made their lives so much richer.
She is very loved and will be sadly missed by her daughter, Amy L. Francione of Dundee; two grandchildren, Ryan Cadwell of Dundee and Brianna (Chad) McCabe of Zanesville, Ohio; great-granddaughter Norah McCabe, also of Zanesville, Ohio; cousin John (Joan) Wortman of Oshkosh, Wisconsin; two sisters-in-law, Sylvia Cadwell and Jane Cadwell; wonderful friends Karla and Warren Smith and Linda Case; several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Carol was pre-deceased by the father of her children Leo F. Cadwell Jr., Feb. 5, 2009 and her son Barry K. Cadwell, Jan. 23, 2014.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Dundee--Gerald E. "Jerry'' Crans, 88, of Dundee died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at home surrounded by family.
Jerry was born Aug. 13, 1928 in Dundee to Leo and Florence (Storms) Crans. He attended Dundee Central School before joining first the Army and then the Navy. He married June Perna July 29, 1956. He worked as a truck driver first for Millard Dairy and for many years at Penn Yan Express. His free time was spent remodeling and woodworking and spending time with family and friends. In his later years, he was a fixture with his friends at the Classic Café having coffee every afternoon before visiting his daughters at their shop. He was a man of strength and character and he fought a long, hard battle. He was well loved by so many and will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, June (Perna) Crans; daughters, Laurie (Robert) Timberman and Lisa Rosario; son, Brian Crans; four grandchildren, Jillian (Jeffrey) Denmark, Gordan Crans, Aaron Rosario and Sydney Rosario; five great-grandchildren, Zachary and Brighton Grant, Landon, Jeffrey and Cameron Denmark; a sister-in-law Elaine (Stan) Stefanik and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Besides his parents he was pre-deceased by brothers Chester (Kay) Crans, Robert (Mary) Crans and Edwin Crans, sisters Virginia (John) Razy, Anna (Kenneth) Scutt and Arlene (Richard) Webster.
Friends were invited to calling hours from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, July 17 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where his funeral service was held at noon with Pastor Dale Eby officiating. Burial with military honors followed in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions may send them to Ontario-Yates County Hospice & Palliative Care Assoc., 756 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva, NY 14456; or to the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St. Dundee, NY 14837.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Painted Post--Leona E. Smith, 79, of Painted Post died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at home.
Friends were invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 14 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where her funeral service was held at 11 a.m. with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating. Burial followed in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Library, 32 Water St., Dundee, NY 14837.
Leona was born Dec. 4, 1937 in Penn Yan, one of nine daughters of Albert E. and Anna Lajza Hess Sr. She graduated from Dundee Central School in 1955. On June 14, 1958 in Dundee, she married Robert E. Smith who passed away July 10, 2006. She was employed by Corning Inc. for 36 years, retiring as an email coordinator in 1994. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing, crochet and loved yard work, gardening and growing flowers.
She is survived by five sisters, Shirley Dobson of Himrod, Mary Ruth (Jerry) Whipple of Florida, Mildred Bates of Penn Yan, Rose Marie (Kenneth) Smith of Watkins Glen and Cora Jane (Roger) Miller of Dundee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and her husband, she was pre-deceased by a brother, Albert E. Hess Jr., and three sisters, Gloria Grenham, Virginia Stahl and Barbara Smith.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Death Notices
DONALD AMEIGH, 70, of Montour Falls July 12, 2017 at home. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
MIRIAM E. BOOTH, 87, of Dundee, July 11, 2017 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
CAROL S. CADWELL, 82, of Dundee, July 13, 2017 at The Homestead, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
GLENN I. CHRYSLER JR., 73, July 10, 2017. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
RUBY I. COOK, 98, July 14, 2017. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
GERALD E. CRANS, 88, of Dundee, July 12, 2017 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
SUSAN E. FORCE, 68, of Pulteney, July 8, 2017. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
CHARLES R. NORTHRUP, 93, July 8, 2017 at Geneva General Hospital. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
JANE E. RUDDY, 86, July 10, 2017. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
LEONARD D. SCOTCHMER, 79, July 12, 2017. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
LEONA E. SMITH, 79, of Painted Post, July 11, 2017 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
A. FRANKLIN SWARTHOUT, 99, July 9, 2017 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
HUBERT E. WEBSTER, 65, of Odessa, July 6, 2017 at Bethany Manor. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
DOROTHY M. WREN, 84, of Dundee, July 12, 2017 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 7/12/17

Mildred "Milli" Cleveland, 88, of Horseheads passed away July 7, 2017.
Friends called at the Royce-Chedzoy Royce Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Tuesday, July 11 from 2-4 p.m., followed by a funeral service at the funeral home at 4 p.m. Burial was held at Montour Cemetery Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Milli was predeceased by her husbands, E. Herbert Liss of Buffalo and Virgil L. Cleveland of Beaver Dams. Survivors include her children, Carl (Joanne) Cleveland of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Donna (Dennis) Weigel of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin and Dale (Jeanette) Cleveland of Elmira. Additionally, she is survived by grandchildren Brian Cleveland of Arlington, Virginia, Kevin Cleveland of Sacramento, California, Chris Edwards and his son Carsen of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, DeAnna (Daniel) Willcox and their son Oliver of Moline, Illinois, Thomas Cleveland of Beaver Dams and Nick Cleveland and Matthew Cleveland, both of Elmira.
Milli, the last survivor of eight siblings, was born May 8, 1929 to Myrtle (Butters) Thurston and William Henry Thurston who lived in Horseheads. Family was always very important to this loving mother as was helping others. For 19 years, her passion included leading the Busy Bee 4-H groups in a variety of fun and educational experiences, including sewing, woodworking, crafts, games, youth fairs and New York State Fair activities. She was a member of the Moreland Presbyterian Church and a recognized business leader in Watkins Glen, running Cleveland Appliances with husband Virgil for 29 years.
After Virgil's death in June 1999, Milli met and later married E. Herbert Liss, a patent attorney from Buffalo. They lived there happily until his death in November 2013. In 2014, she moved to Appleridge Senior Living in Horseheads where she enjoyed the activities and company of the other residents.
She will be missed by many. We were all blessed to have her in our lives. You may sign a guestbook, light a "Candle of Remembrance" or express condolences to the family online at RoyceChedzoy.com.

Michael Hess, 41, of Watkins Glen passed away unexpectedly July 5, 2017.
Michael was born Aug. 16, 1975, in Sayre, Pennsylvania and eventually made his way to his bubble in Watkins Glen. He was a loving father and husband and a fiercely devoted friend. Many would describe Michael as a generous and charismatic person.
He is survived by his wife, Riqui (Smith) Hess; son, Ryan Mitchell Hess; step-sons, Kodi Pylkas and Gavin Vandereems; and beloved fur-babies Maggie, Cyrus and Pudge.
In addition, down in "The Valley" area, Michael left behind his best friend and brother, Dan, sister Trina, brother James and parents Jim and Cheryl. There were countless friends Michael held dear and memories he loved to cherish and share.
There are no formal "events" taking place at this time, but announcements will be made in regard to a memorial gathering at a later date. You may sign a guestbook, light a "Candle of Remembrance" or express condolences to the family online at RoyceChedzoy.com. Arrangements with Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

Theresa Ann (Fosdeck) VanGalder, 83, of Montour Falls passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017. She was born in Elmira Sept. 21, 1933, the daughter of Louis Don and Laura Fosdeck. In 1952, she married Glenn Jackson VanGalder in Odessa. Theresa worked at NCR in Ithaca for many years before retiring.
She was predeceased by her husband, Glenn Jackson VanGalder in 1966, sister Ruth Juett, and brothers Richard Fosdeck and Louis Fosdeck. Theresa is survived by her daughter, Joyce (Dennis) Boling of Suwanee, Georgia; four sons, Glenn (Debbie) VanGalder of Odessa, David (Sandy) VanGalder of Newfield, Thomas (Linda) VanGalder of Marietta, Georgia and Steven VanGalder of Watkins Glen; a sister, Laura (Mahlon) Parker of Montour Falls; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great- great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Friday, July 14 at 3 p.m. at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira. Arrangements have been entrusted to Vedder and Scott Funeral Home in 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.

Death Notices
DONALD "BUTCH" CAMPNEY, 71, of Penn Yan, July 5, 2017 at the Homestead Nursing Home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
MILDRED "MILLI" CLEVELAND, 88, of Horseheads, July 7, 2017. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
PHILLIP N. COOK, 64, July 1, 2017. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
PAULINE G. DOWDLE, 82, June 29, 2017. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
WENDELL H. DRAPER, 77, July 7, 2017. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
MICHAEL HESS, 41, of Watkins Glen, July 5, 2017. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Theresa Ann (Fosdeck) VanGalder, 83, of Montour Falls, March 8, 2017. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 7/5/17

BLOOMFIELD, INDIANA--Elliott Dean Blazier, 2, of Bloomfield, Indiana, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017.
He was born June 8, 2015 in Washington, Indiana to Wayman J.R. and Jessica Lynn (Chaparro) Blazier.
Surviving relatives include his parents, J.R. and Jessica Blazier of Bloomfield; one brother, Julian Blazier of Bloomfield; his grandparents, Allison and Angel Chaparro of Bloomfield, Dayna Andrew of Penn Yan and Wayman and Peggy Blazier of Green Ridge, Missouri; great-grandparents, Pat and Wayne Baker of Dundee, Lester and Kae Andrew of Dundee, Cecilia Chaparro of Puerto Rico and Andy Gene Nowell of Bloomington, Illinois; uncles, Josh Chaparro (Kelly) of Penn Yan, Mitchell Blazier of Chicago, Illinois, Joseph Blazier of Penn Yan and Jerry Buyatt and Tom Buyatt both of Green Ridge, Missouri; his aunts, Shannon Standard (Eric) of Emporia, Kansas, Melissa Davenport (Antonio) of Parsippany, New Jersey, Kristie Clancey of Buffalo, Paula Weaver (Will) of Salisbury, Maryland and Chantal Currence (Duncan) of Lafayette, Louisiana; and many great aunts, great uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by great grandparents, Wayman and Barbara Blazier, Angel Chaparro Sr., Jeannie and Lucien Beaudoin, Oma Arzell Quinn and dear family friend Ernie Gilbert.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 1, at the Bloomfield First Baptist Church, with Seth Alexander officiating.
Public visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to services Saturday at the Bloomfield First Baptist Church. Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Julian Blazier College Fund in care of Jenkins Funeral Home.
Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements by Lester Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home, Inc., Bloomfield, Indiana.

Dundee/Altay--Atha-Lee (Lyle) Dencenburg, 85, of the town of Tyrone, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan.
Honoring her wishes there are no prior calling hours; and services will be private at the convenience of the family in Tyrone Union Cemetery, with her granddaughter Pastor Whendy Dencenburg Wolverton officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Altay Baptist Church, Altay, NY 14837, or Tyrone Fire Company, P.O. Box 69, Tyrone, NY 14887.
Atha-Lee was born Dec. 1, 1931 in Bath, the daughter of Paul L. and Cassie (Yawger) Lyle. She graduated from Dundee Central School in 1949. On Dec. 18, 1949 in the Altay Baptist Church she married Paul K. Dencenburg, who passed away Feb. 10, 1989. Her working career started at the former Dundee Button Factory, and then Westinghouse for a short time, before be hired at Ray Dann's Trading Post in Tyrone, where she worked for 45 years, retiring in 2010.
Mrs. Dencenburg was a member of Altay Baptist Church, a former member of the Tyrone Chapter #612 Order of the Eastern Star and was a former volunteer for the Tyrone election board. She was very supportive of all veterans organizations, and enjoyed watching and feeding birds.
She is survived by her three sons, Lyle K. (Linda) Dencenburg of Dundee, Michael P. (Cathy) Dencenburg of Beaver Dams and Jeffrey (Sharon) Dencenburg of Hammondsport; six grandchildren, Edwhenna "Whendy" Dencenburg Wolverton, Ryan (Lyndsay Mead) Dencenburg, Sean (Janice) Rosemier, Heather, Jeffrey and Kyle (Ashley Bason) Dencenburg; five great-grandchildren, Kayla (Michael) Ward, Paeghton Dencenburg, Cady, Preston and Camden Rosemier; three sisters, Winifred Seybolt of Montour Falls, Naomi DeCamp of Bath and Wanda (Jim) Penna of Hammondsport; three brothers, James Lyle of Dundee, Jack (Gail) Lyle of Bath, Roland (Suckey) Lyle of Canandaigua and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by two sisters and one brother.
Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Penn Yan--Mary Antionitta "Toni'' Gable, 79, of Dundee, formerly of Summerfield, Florida, originally of Pine City, New York, died Saturday, July 1, 2017 at The Homestead, in Penn Yan.
Friends are invited to calling hours from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday July 11 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where her memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. with Pastor Lawrence Semans officiating. Inurnment will be in St. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Elmira at the convenience of the family.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions may send them in her memory to the American Parkinson Disease Assoc., 60 Bay St., Staten Island, NY 10301, or to The Homestead 418 N. Main St., Penn Yan, NY 14527.
Mary was born Aug. 28, 1937 in Elmira, one of three daughters of James Thomas and Althea May Mabbe Coletta. She graduated from South Side high school in 1956, where she was a member of the Delta Alpha Sorority. On Aug. 1, 1959 in St. Mary's Church in Elmira, she married Philip S. Gable.
"Toni," as she was known by many, was employed for several years by Twin Tiers Anesthesia. She retired as a medical records technician from Broadway Animal Hospital in Elmira. Mrs. Gable was a member of several flower clubs, enjoyed gardening, skiing, needle work and was a "fabulous cook," but loved being a grandmother the most.
She is loved and will be dearly missed by her husband of 57 years, Philip S. Gable at home; two daughters, Sharlyn Lee (David) Louch of Montour Falls and Stacey Sue (Douglas) Wills of Dundee; three grandchildren, Stephanie (Chad) Moore, Matthew Wills and Daniel Louch; two sisters, Nancy (Ralph) Williamson of Gainesville, Georgia and Delores (Jerry) Bosley of Huntsville, Alabama; and several nieces and nephews.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Death Notices
Elliott Dean Blazier, 2, of Bloomfield, Indiana, June 23, 2017. Arrangements by Lester Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home, Inc., Bloomfield, Indiana.
Atha-Lee (Lyle) Dencenburg, 85, of Tyrone, June 28, 2017 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Mary Antionitta "Toni'' Gable, 79, of Dundee, July 1, 2017 at The Homestead, in Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
ALICE I. IDDINGS, 90, of Penn Yan, June 28, 2017. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
NANCY RHODES, 90, of Beaver Dams, June 28, 2017. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
ROBERT E. TONES, 84, June 28, 2017 in Lady Lake, Florida. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 6/28/17

Dundee--John Robert (Bob) Allen, 89, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at the Steuben Center in Bath. Mr. Allen was born Dec. 4, 1927 in Dundee. Bob married Betty Berryman Nov. 26, 1949. On May 31, 2017 Bob lost Betty, his lifelong dance partner and best friend. They were married for 67 years.
Bob will be remembered by his four sons, Thomas (Rhonda) Allen, Edward (Virginia) Allen, Bruce Allen and Brian (Roxanne) Allen, all of Dundee; seven grandchildren, Timothy (Reisha) Allen, Joseph Allen, Casey Allen, David (Rebecca) Allen, Morgan Allen, Jennifer (David) Clancey and Natalie Allen; four great-grandchildren, Justin, Marshall, and Mickayla Allen and Lilith Woodas; and his sister, Erma Peck of Painted Post. Bob was predeceased by his wife, Betty, his parents, Edward and Helen (DeCamp) Allen, and brothers Donald, Cleland and Lauren Allen.
Bob was a member of the Lamoka Masonic Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star, Barrington Rifle Club, Dundee Rotary and former volunteer firefighter for the Tyrone Fire Department. He was a member of the Masons since 1956. During his 61 years as a member he served as Master in 1963, Assistant Grand Lecturer in 1967 and District Deputy of the Schuyler, Chemung, and Tioga Districts from 1972-1973. In 1997 he was appointed as District Lecturer for the Order of the Eastern Star.
After graduating from Dundee Central School in 1945, where he was a standout athlete in football, basketball and baseball, Bob enlisted in the United States Navy. He served as a yeoman for two years and left the Navy as a Seaman Third Class. Bob was re-called in 1950 after the beginning of the Korean War. He liked to joke that the Navy was nice enough to let him get his crops in first. He was released from his duties in January of 1951, just two days before his eldest son was born. Bob often spoke about his time serving in the Navy and the places he was able to experience because of it.
Bob was a lifetime farmer, real-estate agent, auctioneer and the owner of the Sport Shop in Dundee. He was very proud of the fact that he was instrumental in initiating hay auctions so farmers in the area could sell their surplus to others. Bob could often be seen out on his tractor at his farm on Hallock Road, but he would always stop what he was doing to visit with people.
The lives of John Robert "Bob" Allen and Betty Jean (Berryman) Allen will be celebrated Thursday, July 6 at the Tyrone Fire Hall (3600 State Route 226 Tyrone). Friends may call from 4-5 p.m. Memorial services will begin at 5 p.m. with services by the Order of the Eastern Star and the Masons, followed by the Rev. Gary Edmister. Everyone is invited to a dinner reception immediately after the service.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Lamoka Lodge #463 c/o Tim Allard, Secretary, 4846 Cross St. Campbell, NY 14821 or the Barrington Rifle Club c/o Warren Smith, Treasurer, 33 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.
The Baird Funeral Home is honored to have been entrusted with their arrangements. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Shirley Alice Bergen, 74, of Odessa, died June 19, 2017. She was born near Hicksville, New York during a blizzard in a car, delivered by a policeman Dec. 18, 1942. She joined brothers George, Robert and William, who predeceased her. Her parents, John and Alice Moddle Heintz, moved the family to Smith Valley, Alpine, when Shirley was 6, to farm and raise potatoes.
Shirley graduated from Odessa-Montour Central School Class of 1961, whose members have been a big source of support for her in the last several years.
Shirley married George Robert Bergen in 1962 and lived at Bergen Road, Odessa where they took the helm of the Bergen Family Farm while raising six children who survive; Peggy of Burlington Flats, New York, Bill (Linda) of Oriskany, New York, Skip (Kathy) of Odessa, Mike (Barb) of Burdett, Jim of Odessa and John of Odessa; grandchildren, Chelsea, Blake, Ron, Wally, Veronica, Jeremy, Justen, Kristy, Brian, Chantel, Tyler, Jimmy, Jordan, Delaney, Bella and Elliott. She is also survived by a half-sister, Blanche Sennett of Weirsdale, Florida, nieces and cousins. Great-grandchildren include Aidryona, Levi, Trevor James, Breck, Dylan, Kevin, Cole, Aidan, Alexandria, McKenzie, Mordeci and Rachel. She was predeceased by her beloved husband George Robert Bergen in November 2003.
Shirley was a member of Mecklenburg Methodist and Norwich Corners churches where she found support in her "brothers and sisters" in Christ.
Twice a breast cancer survivor, as well as surviving polio as a child, Shirley had many health issues but always remained upbeat. She was known as a legendary piemaker and baker, sharing her talent with many relatives and friends. Her lunch table was always open and full of folks where no one had a reason to leave hungry.
Shirley and George built the foundation of today's "Bergen Farms" literally with their bare hands. She was always busy with "milk things," tractor work and child rearing. She and Hon enjoyed square dancing with the Gingham Squares in their younger years as well as travel to many foreign lands. Shirley was also an avid needle worker and rug hooker, selling from her "unique shop" or selling her wares at local craft shows.
Funeral services were held at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, June 26, from 9 to 11 a.m., with funeral service held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Pastor Walt Whassam officiated; burial and committal services were at Mecklenburg Cemetery, followed by a reception.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the recliner, garden or birding fund in Shirley's memory, c/o Seneca View SNF (Activities Dept.) 220 Steuben St., Montour Falls, NY 14865. She appreciated the loving care of the staff at Seneca View in her last months.
You may sign a guestbook, light a "Candle of Remembrance" or express condolences to the family online at RoyceChedzoy.com.

Annalise Buckley, 5, of Newfield, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Cayuga Medical Center due to a rare heart condition. She was born at Arnot Hospital in Elmira Feb. 28, 2012, the daughter of Justin and Ashley Buckley. Annalise attended Pre-K at Newfield Elementary School.
Annalise is survived by her parents, Justin and Ashley; five sisters, Mariah Hodnett, Melanie Hodnett, Tiffany Buckley, twin sister Justice Buckley of Newfield and Kiera Horton of Bath; grandparents, Lisa and Jeff Morehouse of Bradford, Carl and Annette Buckley of Moreland, Lee and Sherry Nottingham of Monterey and Bruce and Mickey Morrell of Newfield; aunts and uncles, Victoria Nottingham, Mike Nottingham, Lee Nottingham, Derrick Labarr and Haley Buckley; and by 15 cousins.
Funeral services will be held privately by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to 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

William F. Church, 74, of Montour Falls, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. Bill was born March 24, 1943, the son of Frank and Viola (Peppard) Church. Bill retired from Shepard Niles. He was a member of the Glen Baptist Church, Burdett United Methodist Church, and The Moreland Grange.
He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara Church, sister, Libby Church, brothers, Richard and Robert Church, and parents Frank and Viola Church.
Bill is survived by his daughter, Celesta (Paul) Lindsay of Burdett; sister, Betty Apfel of Tacoma, Washington; granddaughter, Nicole Lindsay; three step grandchildren, Paul Christopher, Joshua, and Justin Lindsay; several nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends called Wednesday, June 28 from 10-11 a.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. Funeral services began at 11 a.m. followed by burial at Montour Cemetery. Immediately after the burial, there was a reception at the Burdett United Methodist Church. To leave the family a message of condolence, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

BRADFORD--Josephine A. Dibble, 81, of Bradford died Monday, June 19, 2017 at Guthrie Corning Hospital. She was born Feb. 24, 1936 in Bath, the daughter of Anthony and Ann (Napora) Danilowicz. Mrs. Dibble was a lifelong member and very active at the St. Stanislaus Church in Bradford. She worked as a dental hygienist for Dr. Schultz in Bath and Dr. Schirmer in Dundee and the Dundee Central School where she also taught Dental Hygiene. Mrs. Dibble was the founder of the Food Pantry in Bradford and volunteered for 16 years at the food pantry. She was a member of the Mustard Seed Ministries in Tyrone and volunteered many hours for Catholic Charities.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years Franklin D. Dibble who she married May 4, 1958 at St. Stanislaus Church; also her son, Gregory Dibble of Dundee, her granddaughter, Courtney (David) Howell of Dundee, great-grandson Brantley Howell, grandson, Nathan DeStephen of Bradford, son-in-law, Brian DeStephen and sister-in-law, Dale Danilowicz. She was predeceased by her daughter Diane DeStephen and brother Ronald Danilowicz.
Visitation was held Friday, June 23, from 9-10 a.m. at Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Father Pat Connor officiating. A graveside service followed at 11 a.m. at the Bath National Cemetery with a luncheon at St. Stanislaus after the burial.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her name may be made to the Tyrone Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 69, Tyrone, NY 14887.

Dundee--Colleen Laura "Pat'' Dillon, 66, of Dundee died Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at F. F. Thompson Memorial Hospital in Canandaigua.
"Pat" was born July 16, 1950 in Binghamton, New York, the daughter of the late Avery Moak and Lera Inez Prouty Brigham. She graduated from Waterloo High School in 1968. On May 5, 1984 in the town of Junius, New York, she married Arthur F. Dillon.
She worked for many years at K-Mart in Geneva, until moving to Dundee in 1985, where she became a teachers aide at Dundee Central School. Her love of children led her to become a full-time in-home child care provider for many years, until she had to limit herself to just family.
Mrs. Dillon was an avid sports fan and supporter of both the Dundee Sports Boosters and Penn Yan Martial Arts. She followed the sports endeavors of all the children she cared for; rarely missing a game, fund raiser, special event or project helping all the kids she so deeply loved. Not a joiner of clubs, she did help with the local census, learning how many kids she did not provide care for.
She is loved and will be forever missed by her husband of 33 years, Arthur F. Dillon at home; three children, Sheri A. (Willie) Huertas of Hollister, California, James E. "Jim" (Jillian) Dillon and Kathleen J. Scott, both of Dundee; eight grandchildren, Christian and Savannah Swygert, Vivienne Hoad Dillon, Abbey and Colleen Scott, Jayden and Joel Huertas, and A.J. Dillon; two brothers, Ernest (Karen) Brigham of Romulus and Rex Brigham of Waterloo; and countless nieces, nephews, cousins, and everyone who lovingly called her "Aunt Pat."
Besides her parents she was pre-deceased by two sisters Cathy Bailey and Carol Green, and a dear sister-in-law Pat Brigham.
There were no prior calling hours. Friends were invited to a celebration of her life at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 25 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee with the Rev. Gary Edmister officiating. A reception followed at the Dundee American Legion.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Central School Sports Boosters, P.O. Box 53, Dundee, NY 14837 or Penn Yan Martial Arts, 2524 Bath Road, Penn Yan, NY 14527.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.


Donald Jay McCracken, 68, of Alpine, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at home. He was born in Beaver Dams on March 16, 1949, the son of the late Richard Jay and Helen A. McCracken. Donald was the owner of "Triple D Bar & Grill/Glass & Grocery."
He was predeceased by his wife Cynthia McCracken in 1996. He is survived by two sons, Donald Chris (Angela) McCracken of Cortland, and Daniel Jason (Ashley) McCracken of Watkins Glen; two brothers, Rick McCracken of Elmira and Jim McCracken of Horseheads; and four grandchildren, Kendall McCracken, Madalynn McCracken, Riley and Cole Hudson.
Don will be buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery at the convenience of his family. Arrangements have been entrusted to 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.

Dundee--Marsha Jean Stults Shults, 68, of Lakemont passed away peacefully Friday, June 23, 2017 early dawn overlooking her beloved Seneca Lake in the comfort of her sons' home surrounded by her loving family. In light of her extended illness, the entire family would like to recognize the tender loving care of Marsha Jean by her two devoted and loving sons, Peter James and Anthony "Tony" John Shults.
Friends and family are invited to calling hours from 5-8 p.m. Thursday June 29,at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. A celebration of her life at the Lakemont Church, Lakemont, will be announced for August.
The family respectfully suggests memorial contributions be made to the Dundee Children Center, 62 Main St., Dundee, NY 14837, the Lakemont Church, PO Box 19, Lakemont, NY 14857 or Ontario-Yates County Hospice Assoc., 756 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva, NY 14456.
Marsha, born Sept. 5, 1948, spent her childhood gardening and chasing fire flies on the Stults family 33 acre farm in Cranbury, New Jersey near Princeton. She was the first daughter of the late Emma Chamberlin Forman and William Grover Stults who were married 47 years.
In the summer of 1968 Marsha traveled to Vichy, France to study French. In June 1970 Marsha graduated with honors with her teaching degree from Glassboro State Teachers College in Glassboro, New Jersey, and married William James Shults of Lakemont. Her first job was teaching third grade in Woodbridge, Virginia for one year. In 1975 Marsha earned her master's degree in elementary education from Elmira College in Elmira. She served on the board of directors of the Dundee Children Center from 1983 to present. Marsha dedicated the majority of her long, distinguished career as an educator of 38 years at Dundee Central School teaching fourth, third, and second graders beginning in September 1971 until her retirement in June 2008. Not one to be idle at home nor far from her school children, she continued to teach as a substitute teacher for another eight years.
In retirement Marsha continued to enjoy her many passions: She especially cherished spending loving time with her boys, cooking great foods and jams for her family (some were lucky enough to receive a prized jar of homemade jam during the holidays), writing down favorite recipes which she shared with family and friends, swimming in her pool and gardening on her farm in Lakemont. Summers allowed trips to her parents' Jersey shore beach house on Long Beach Island, Harvey Cedars, New Jersey.
Marsha was a devoted wife, mother, teacher and sister. She is deeply loved and appreciated for her kindness as conversations with her always left you feeling positive and loved. She will be dearly missed by her two sons, Peter James Shults and Anthony "Tony" John Shults; sister Harriet "Holly" Rebecca Stults and nephew, Dillon Stults-Slayden of Santa Fe, New Mexico; brother, Grover Edward (Pam) Stults, niece Natalie Rebecca Stults of New Hope, Pennsylvania and numerous nieces and cousins.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Dundee--Pauline "Polly'' Strait, 48, of Dundee, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 24, 2017 at home.
Honoring her wishes there are no prior calling hours and services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837, or the Yates County Sheriff's K-9 Fund, 227 Main St. Penn Yan, NY 14527.
"Polly" was born on her mother's birthday, Sept. 7, 1968 in Penn Yan. She was the first daughter of Robert F. and Irene M. (Long) Strait Sr. She graduated from Dundee Central School in 1986, and went on to receive her associates degree from Alfred State in 1988. She worked for Schuyler County ARC for two years before accepting a position with U.P.S. in Buffalo as a delivery driver. A loyal employee with more than 23 years of dedicated service, she was promoted to supervisor and transferred to Geneva, so she could move home to help and care for her parents. In her spare time she loved being outdoors and enjoyed yard work and maintaining the family home. She will be remembered for her quick wit, unwavering loyalty and abundant generosity.
She is loved and will be forever missed by mother and father Irene M. and Robert F. Strait Sr. with whom she made her home; her brother who also shared her birthday, Mark J. (Chrissy) Strait of Dundee; her sister Susan B. (Marie) Andersen-Strait of Buffalo; nine nieces and nephews Michael (Rachelle) Strait and their son the only great-nephew Cooper Strait, Cassandra (Jordan Smith) Strait, Bobby and Mackenzie Strait, Thea, Demerick, Marcus and Emerson Andersen-Strait; her dearest cousin Jessica (Porter) Paquette; and several more cousins.
"Polly" was pre-deceased by an older brother Robert "Bobby" F. Strait Jr. in 1967.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Death Notices
John R. "Bob" Allen, 89, June 19, 2017 at the Steuben Center, Bath. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
KENNETH G. ALLISON, 80, of Penn Yan, June 16, 2017 at the Homestead Nursing Home. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
SHIRLEY A. BERGEN, 74, of Odessa, June 19, 2017. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
ANNALISE N. BUCKLEY, 5, of Newfield, June 22, 2017 at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
WILLIAM F. CHURCH, 74, of Montour Falls, June 22, 2017 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
JAMES G. COLVIN, 67, of Penn Yan, June 23, 2017. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
RAYMOND H. DAVISON, 87, of Canandaigua, formerly of Pittsford and Penn Yan, June 23, 2017 at Geneva General Hospital. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
Josephine A. Dibble, 81, of Bradford, June 19, 2017 at Guthrie Corning Hospital. Arrangements by Fagan's Funeral Home, Bath.
COLLEEN L. "PAT" DILLON, 66, of Dundee, June 21, 2017 at F. F. Thompson Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
GERALDINE M. "JERRIE" FAIRBROTHER, 82, June 20, 2017. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
Donald J. McCracken, 68, of Alpine, June 24, 2017 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
KATHERINE R. PALLAR, 84, June 20, 2017 at the Homestead Nursing Home. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
LORETTA A. SCHARTZER, 92, of Montour Falls, June 22, 2017. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
MARSHA J. STULTS SHULTS, 68, of Lakemont, June 23, 2017. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
GEORGE W. SLAYTON, 85, June 24, 2017. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
PAULINE "POLLY" STRAIT, 48, of Dundee, June 24, 2017 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
JEREMIAH D. YOUNG, 42, June 16, 2017. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.










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