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Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 5/25/16

Grace P. Ameigh, 92, formerly Rock Stream, where she made her home for 61 years, and formerly of Montour Falls, passed away in the comfort of her daughter's home, Saturday, May 21, 2016.
The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Wednesday, May 25from 3-5 p.m., followed by a funeral service at the funeral home at 5 p.m. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date at Rock Stream Cemetery.
Grace was born Feb. 16, 1924 in Tyrone to Raymond and Mildred Wood Perry. She graduated from Watkins Glen High School in 1940. She was a member of Schuyler County 4-H and was a 4-H leader for 13 years. Grace served as secretary for Rock Stream Cemetery for 15 years, and worked for chartering and recording many area cemeteries. She was also a charter member of Jo-Ho Genealogy group doing extensive research for family genealogy. Grace enjoyed gardening and working in the vineyards of area farmers. She retired from Spring Ledge Farms in 1985 after 30 years employment.
She was a former member of the Tyrone United Methodist Church and attended the Rock Stream Presbyterian Church.
She was predeceased by an infant son and daughter, husband Earl H. Ameigh, sisters Celia Bowdoin and Doris Pipes and brother Alfred Perry.
She is survived by daughter, Elizabeth (Joe) Matwiejow of Watkins Glen; sons, Robert (Donna) Ameigh of Dundee and David (Estella) Ameigh of Dundee; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, five brothers and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes you consider a memorial donation in her memory to Care First, 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY 14870 (or online at www.CareFirstNY.org). You may express condolences to the family or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Dorothy I. Campbell, 90, of Dundee passed away Friday, May 20, 2016 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls. She was born in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, March 2, 1926, the daughter of Charles and Marguerite (Jacoby) Root. She operated Dot's Beauty Shop in Dundee for many years.
She was predeceased by her son, James Stanton, and her siblings, Susan Lathop, Laura Tucker, Marian Knaus, Floyd Root, Edward Root, Wayne Herrington, Leroy Root and Frederick Love. She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Brown of Missouri; three granddaughters, three grandsons, several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was buried in Fairview Cemetery in Middlebury Center, Pennsylvania. 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
GRACE P. AMEIGH, 92, formerly of Rock Stream and Montour Falls, May 21, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Dorothy I. Campbell, 90, of Dundee, May 20, 2016 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Fanny LaForty, 88, May 21, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 5/18/16

Barrington--David L. Briggs, 54, of Barrington died unexpectedly Monday, May 9, 2016 at Geneva General Hospital in Geneva.
David was born Aug. 16, 1961 in Attleboro, Massachusetts to his loving parents Lane R. and Shirley (O'Clair) Briggs. On April 2, 1978 he married his high school sweetheart Carol L. Niles, also of Attleboro. David worked for 38 years side by side with his father building a lucrative business in automotive repair. Upon moving to the Finger Lakes region in 1999, he founded and became the sole proprietor of Dave's Auto. David was a self-made man, who prided himself on God, family and country. When he was not working alongside his sons, or entertaining clients with jokes and tall tales, he was happiest spending time at home with family and his favorite dog Bandit.
He is loved and will be forever missed by his wife of 38 years Carol L. Briggs, a registered nurse; four sons, David L. Briggs Jr. of Waterloo, Maine, Jason S. (Angela) Briggs of Erin, New York, Matthew D. Briggs of Penn Yan and Joshua L. (Alysia) Briggs of Watkins Glen; the joy and light of his life, his granddaughter Amber Alice Briggs; one brother and two sisters, Debbie Bingham of Fall River, Massachusetts, Cheryl (Peter) Santos of McAllen, Texas and several nieces and nephews.
Honoring the family's wishes there will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Chapel of Penn Yan, 270 Lake St., Penn Yan, NY 14527, where he spent the last months of his life worshipping his Lord.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visitingwww.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Charles D. Masin, 60, of Alpine, passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 9, 2016 at home. He was born in Montour Falls Dec. 29, 1955, the son of Charles W. and Helen (Holik) Masin. Charles was a graduate of Odessa-Montour high school. He was employed at Walmart in Watkins Glen and previously worked at Toshiba in Horseheads. He was a member of CSA. He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Marianne Kelley, in 2002. He is survived by his sister, Helen Masin of Palmyra; niece and nephews, Charles (Amanda) Friends, Amy Kelley (Mitch Gleckner), Jonathan (Katherine) Nierenburg and Jason (Hida) Nierenburg; great nephews, Sean Masin Nierenburg and Colton Nierenburg, both of New Hampshire; Daniel J. Iorio, Sean Kelly and Xander Friends; great nieces, Shelby Friends of California, Madisyn Friends, JulieAnn and Jocelyn Gleckner; best friends, Terry Reynolds, Chris Bordenent and adopted granddaughter Ava Reynolds; several cousins and friends and co-workers at Walmart in Watkins Glen.
Relatives and friends called Saturday, May 14 from 5-5:30 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A memorial service followed at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the SPCA. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visitwww.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Dundee--Lyman J. Thomas, 90, of Dundee passed away Monday, May 9, 2016 at The Homestead in Penn Yan.
Lyman was born June 23, 1925 in the town of Lisle, New York, one of five sons of Walter F. and Mildred Jackson Thomas. On Feb. 14, 1948 in Lisle, New York he married the former Norma M. Doolittle who passed away Nov. 29, 2006.
He had lived locally since 1960, previously of Richford, New York. Mr. Thomas was a self-employed dairy and grape farmer, having owned the Thomas Farm in Dundee, retiring in the mid-1980s. Mr. Thomas was a member of the former Starkey United Methodist Church, had attended the Faith Baptist Church and the Calvary Chapel of Penn Yan. He was a former member of the Dundee Flying Club and had served on the Dundee School Board. Lyman was a true outdoorsman; he enjoyed golf, woodworking and fishing, but he truly loved to hunt, having been on safari to Africa two times, and on numerous hunts out west.
He is survived and will be dearly missed by a son Frank E. (Penny) Thomas of Martinsville, Virginia; four daughters, Marie N. (Jim) Ritter of Zephyrhills, Florida, Carol A. (Larry) Hall, Catherine A. (Jim) Foster and Susan M. Sebring all of Penn Yan; a daughter-in-law Marge Thomas of Zephyrhills, Florida; a brother Edward Thomas of Spencer, New York; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents and his wife he was predeceased by a son John J. Thomas in 2007 and three brothers, Merle Thomas of Marathon, New York, Clayton Thomas of Berkshire, New York and Harl Thomas of Alabama.
Friends were invited to pay their respects from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where his funeral service was held at the conclusion of visitation at noon with Pastor Larry Semans officiating. Burial followed in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, or Dundee Fire Company, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Death Notices
DAVID L. BRIGGS, 54, of Barrington, May 9, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
AGNES CURBEAU, 96, May 4, 2016 at Penn Yan Manor. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
EUGENE GARDINER, 85, May 14, 2016. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
MARGARET G. JENSEN, 90, May 8, 2016 at The Homestead, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
Charles D. Masin, 60, of Alpine, May 9, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
LYMAN J. THOMAS, 90, of Dundee, May 9, 2016 at The Homestead, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 5/11/16

Cynthia Jo Pinkard (Smith, Armstrong) gained her wings Monday, April 11, 2016. She was born Oct. 31, 1958 in Waverly and raised in Ithaca, joining the USAF in 1978. Cyndy was among the first women to not only be active duty but involved in law enforcement. Cyndy married her first husband Jerry Armstrong and had four children. Divorced and raising her four children with the help of her mother-in- law Jean, Cyndy met her second husband, Jim Pinkard, and together they had twins. The family settled for a time in California where Cyndy became a 411 operator. Moving to New York to care for her aging mother, Cyndy found herself surrounded by wonderfully caring friends working at Home Depot as "the Paint Lady," and at the Monterey Volunteer Fire Department.
Cyndy is survived by her husband of 25 years, James Pinkard; her six children, Rebecca Connelly (Armstrong) (husband Jim Connelly), Jennifer Armstrong, Michael Armstrong, Elizabeth Armstrong, Matthew Pinkard and Jonathan Pinkard; her wonderful grandchildren, Christopher Connelly, Alexander Connelly and Colin Connelly; her in-laws Becky and James Pinkard and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Cyndy was predeceased by her mother, Joan C. Smith (Cox), father Richard Smith, adopted mother Billie Jean (Finch) Armstrong, and mother-in-law, Elaine Pinkard.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Sunday, May 15, from 2-5 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. Services will follow at 5 p.m. Family and friends will then gather at the Monterey Vol. Fire Dept. for a reception. Monday, May 16, family and friends will depart the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. to attend military honors and committal services at 3 p.m.at the Bath National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Care First Home Hospice. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visitwww.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

MARJORIE LYNN SMITH, 46, of Montour Falls, passed away Monday, May 2, 2016 at Robert Packer Hospital. She was born in Corning May 9, 1969, the daughter of Donald L. Smith Sr. and Connie VanZile Greenfield. Marjorie attended Watkins Glen and Dundee schools. She was employed at one time by Walmart, Arc of Schuyler and Paesano's. Marjorie loved life, her dogs, plants and enjoyed watching the birds.
She was predeceased by her son, Matthew Comfort in 2006, step-father, Kent Greenfield in 2015 and grandmother, Carrie Smith. She is survived by her fiancé of 17 years, James Cleary of Montour Falls; children, Ashley Smith (Jason Leonard) of Dundee, Amanda Comfort of Montour Falls, Rene Winchell of Beaver Dams and Damion Westlake of Montour Falls; parents, Connie Greenfield of Dundee and Donald (Sharon) Smith Sr. of Beaver Dams; siblings, Loretta Marsiglio of Montour Falls, Mike (Tammy) VanZile of Dundee, Donnie (Katie Jane) Smith, Billy Smith of Reading Center, and Chad (Tracey) Smith of South Carolina; five grandchildren, Rhianna, Ryan, Jordan May, Rilley and Dorothy; and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends called Thursday, May 5 from 10-11 a.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A celebration of Marjorie's life followed at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visitwww.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Dennis Sweeney, 74, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2016 at his home on Seneca Lake.
Family, friends and fellow fire fighters are welcome to attend a celebration of Dennis' life Sunday, May 15 at Belhurst Castle, 4069 W Lake Road, Geneva, from 1-5 p.m., with a ceremonial tribute beginning at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Retired Professional Fire Fighter's Cancer Fund, 4 Loretta Dr., Binghamton, NY 13905.
Dennis was born March 10, 1942 in Elmira to Clarence and Madeline (Meade) Sweeney. He graduated from Elmira Southside high school in 1961. He earned an associate's degree in business administration and fire technology from Corning Community College, a bachelor's degree in history from Elmira College and a master's in education from Elmira College.
Dennis joined the Elmira Fire Department in 1968. He spent 36 years at the department before his retirement in 2004. For the past 16 years he was the New York State Professional Fire Fighter Association's health and safety coordinator.
He served on the Elmira Fire Department's Labor/Management Committee, was the employee assistance program representative, held an appointment to the Chemung County Local Emergency Planning Committee, served as the International Association of Fire Fighter's health and safety representative for New York and New Jersey and was coordinator of the Fire Protection Technology Program at Corning Community College.
Dennis held several positions with the New York State Professional Fire Fighters Association including vice president of the fourth district, Health and Safety Committee member, and his most recent position of health and safety coordinator.
He loved travel and socializing with countless friends and relatives, especially with his loving wife Bonnie by his side. There were always many laughs and memorable stories when Denny was in the room. He was known for his quick-witted teasing of others and continual humorous antics. Throughout his life, he was an avid reader, music enthusiast, and enjoyed playing, coaching and watching sports.
Dennis is survived by his wife of 52 years, Bonnie; three sons, Brian (Priscilla) Sweeney; Michael (Tara) Sweeney and John (Nicole) Sweeney; four grandchildren, Ryan Sweeney, Erin Sweeney, Nina Huang and Lauren Huang; three brothers, Martin, Timothy and Paul (Maureen) Sweeney; two sisters, Michaeline Sweeney and Kathy (Brian) Meck and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many caring friends.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St. Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visitingwww.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Death Notices
DALE S. ANDERSEN, 70, of Penn Yan, May 5, 2016 at Highland Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
ANDREW L. ATWOOD, 9, of Montour Falls, April 28, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
ELSIE C. KLUBE, 89, May 3, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
CYNTHIA J. PINKARD, 57, April 11, 2016. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
MARJORIE L. SMITH, 46, of Montour Falls, May 2, 2016 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
DENNIS SWEENEY, 74, May 5, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 5/4/16

Rosanne M. Doane, 67, of Watkins Glen, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, Thursday, April 28, 2016.
Rosanne was born in Montour Falls Oct. 28, 1948, the daughter of the late Frank E. and Nicolina E. (Franzese) Biagetti. She is survived by two sons, Adam (Casey) Doane and Anthony Doane of Watkins Glen; brother, Carl (Ellen Siskind) Biagetti of Silver Spring, Maryland; sister, Lida (Michael) Riedlinger of Pittsford, New York; two grandchildren, Jordan and Michael Doane of Watkins Glen; niece and nephews, Clara and William Riedlinger of Pittsford, Michael Biagetti of Silver Spring, Maryland and Samuel Biagetti of New York, New York as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins and a multitude of friends.
Rosanne was a graduate of SUNY Cortland. From there, she went on to teach English at Moravia high school, followed by a 25-year banking career that ended upon her retirement from HSBC. In 2002, she began work at the Watkins Glen Central School District as registrar and deputy treasurer. She was an active member of St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church, and for many years, the Chamber of Commerce and BPW, during which time she was awarded Business Woman of the Year.
Rosanne loved living on the lake and spending time with family and friends. She was her grandchildren's biggest fan, not only when it came to their sports, but in every aspect of their lives. She was a famously avid Yankee fan as well as an earnest Syracuse rooter, both interests igniting her competitive success at Tuesday night trivia and Wednesday night bowling. These longstanding activities fostered many lasting friendships.
Rosanne, Rosie, Roxy--no matter what name you knew her by--you knew a woman who had a heart of gold and a genuine love of people. Never hesitating to lend a helping hand, make a friendly phone call or give you a warm hug, she would do anything to bring a smile to your face. Our world was a little brighter because Rosanne was a part of lives.
Friends and family called Monday, May 2 at Haughey-Wood Funeral home, Watkins Glen. Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen, Tuesday, May 3 at 10 a.m. Interment followed at Holy Cross Cemetery, Watkins Glen.
Friends and family may share memories of Rosanne at www.haughey-woodfuneralhome.com.

Ralph Leroy Hetherington, 91, of Reading Center passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Schuyler Hospital. He was born in Elmira Jan. 19, 1925, the son of William and Elsie Hetherington. He graduated from Elmira Free Academy and served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He married Phyllis (Arnold) Nov. 19, 1943 in Elmira. She passed away in 1988 after 44 years of marriage. Ralph was a self-employed mason and an antique collector and dealer for more than 60 years. He was a NASCAR fan and collected driver autographs. He also loved to hunt and collect beer cans.
He was predeceased by his sisters, Virginia, Irene and Dorothy. He is survived by his daughter, Barbara (Robert) Long of Reading Center; sons, Larry Hetherington Sr. of Montour Falls, Dennis (Carol) Hetherington Sr. of Youngsville, Louisiana, Ralph Hetherington Jr. (Brenda Beyrau) of Watkins Glen, Michael Hetherington Sr. of Gillett, Pennsylvania and Pat Hetherington Sr. (Cindy Presher) of Elmira; sister, Betty Devine of Elmira; 24 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many other meaningful loved ones in his life.
Services will be held Friday, May 6 at 11 a.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery at a later time.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
VIRGINIA R. (GINNY) BURK, 91, of Penn Yan, April 26, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
BARBARA DIEDRICHES, 68, of Burdett, April 29, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
ROSANNE M. DOANE, 67, of Watkins Glen, April 28, 2016 at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Ralph L. Hetherington, 91, of Reading Center, April 27, 2016 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
CLAUDIA A. KELLOGG, 61, April 20, 2016. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
MARJORIE R. LAWRENCE, 88, of Ithaca, formerly of Poughkeepsie, April 30, 2016 in Ithaca. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
MARGARET MILLS, 96, of Penn Yan, April 26, 2016 at Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
MORRIS J. (MORRIE) NIELSEN, 85, of Penn Yan, April 25, 2016.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 4/27/16

Dundee--Grace M. Andrews, 76, of Dundee passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan.
Friends are invited to calling hours from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at the Full Gospel Covenant Chapel Fellowship Room 4227 Perry Hill Road, Dundee (in Altay), where a Celebration of her Life with a reception following will be held at 2 p.m. with Shepherd Patricia Chilbert officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.
Grace was born Dec. 30, 1939 in the town of Tyrone, the daughter of the late DeForest and Cecil Ameigh Bush. On Oct. 15, 1976 in Crystal Valley she married George R. Andrews. They have lived in the same house for 42 years; being a fulltime wife, mother and grandmother, she loved her job spoiling her family. In her spare time, she enjoyed cooking, dancing, playing cards, word search and was a "Scrabble Champ."
She is loved and will be dearly missed by her husband of 42 years, having been together for 51, George R. Andrews at home; four daughters, Tammy L. (Bill Pryslopski) Clark of Hornby, Brenda M. (Tim) Buck of Pulteney, Bonnie L. (Howard) Rumsey of Dundee and Ann M. Shoop of Randleman, North Carolina; one son, Martin Joseph (Michelle) Andrews of Dundee; three sisters Jean Bedient of Warsaw, New York, Virginia Rapalee of Buffalo and Mary Marlott of Horseheads; 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by a son James Lynn Scotchmer in 2012, a daughter Mary Jane McMaster in 1990 and a stepson George R. "Rick" Andrews II in 1974.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visitingwww.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

BATH--Nelda L. Bistline, 91, of Bath and formerly of Hummelstown, Pennsylvania passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016.
Born Nov. 22, 1924 in Hummelstown, she was a daughter of the late George and Edna (Hollingsworth) Ludwig. She was the widow of Charles R. Bistline who died Dec. 11, 2000 and was also preceded in death by an infant daughter Sandra and sister Lois Nisley.
Retired from AMP, Harrisburg, she was a member of Hummelstown United Church of Christ, Pennsylvania and congregant at Weston Presbyterian Church, Dundee.
Surviving are her daughter Sharon B. Schied and husband Richard of Bradford; grandchildren Michaela, Nathaniel and Rebecca; and nieces Hope (Rhoades) Bricker and Thelma (Rhoades) Shumway.
A memorial service will be held 12:30 p.m., Friday, April 29, 2016 at Hummelstown United Church of Christ, 104 East Main St., Hummelstown, Pennsylvania preceded by a visitation beginning at 11:30 a.m. Private interment will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Palmyra, Pennsylvania.
An additional memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2016 at Weston Presbyterian Church, 510 County Road 23, Dundee (Weston).
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nelda's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, the Disabled American Veterans, or the Hummelstown United Church of Christ.
Share condolences at BuseFuneralHome.com.

Donald "George" William Bruman, 84, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls. George was born Oct. 12, 1931 in Elmira. He proudly served as a Marine during the Korean War. He was predeceased by his first wife, Orleen, daughter, Kathleen Overhiser and son, Brady Vaughn. He is survived by his wife, Angelita; daughters, Janice (Scott) Young, Deborah (Mark) Holton, Diana (William) Vaughn-Russell and Debbie (Roger) Matthews; son, Edward (Susan) Vaughn Jr.; and son-in-law, Edward Overhiser. He also leaves behind 10 grandsons, six granddaughters, three great-grandsons and many nieces and nephews. A special thanks to his caregivers at Seneca View and The Falls Home.
Relatives and friends called Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 4-6 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. Graveside services with full military honors were held Monday, April 25, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Odessa. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Seneca View Activity Fund. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Christine Neva Johnson entered into heaven to be with her Lord and family Sunday, April 17, 2016. She was born April 18, 1925 in Tishomingo, Oklahoma and lived in Odessa for more than 55 years. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Paul LeRoy Johnson with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. She is survived by her son, James Johnson of Springfield, Illinois, Duane (Rachel) Johnson of Odessa, Darlene (Steve) Terrell of Knoxville, Tennessee, Anita Johnson of Frisco, Texas; her very special loving and devoted sister-in-law LeCrete (Dot) Wood and her loving children who have always been a blessing and joy to both Paul and Christine throughout their lives. She also leaves behind five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A private, family service was held Thursday, April 21, at 10 a.m. at Millport Cemetery. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Dorothy M. "Dottie" Morse, 104, of Montour Falls, passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. She was born in Rochester, March 13, 1911, the daughter of Lionel and Lou Ella (Curry) Satterlee. As a child, Dottie attended her first through sixth grades in a two room schoolhouse, and then went on to Watkins Glen high school, where she graduated at the time of the Great Depression in 1929. Dottie later trained and worked as a beautician and interior decorator. She married Henry Morse, a Prudential Insurance salesman, and they were happily married for 25 years until his death in November 1971.
Dottie was a member of the Watkins Glen First Methodist Church where she and her husband Henry taught Sunday school. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #142, Schuyler County Women's Democratic Club and La Boutique des Huit Chapeaux et Quarante Femmes NY Chapter #537.
Dottie and Henry were avid golfers. They helped build the Watkins Glen Golf Course and worked to maintain it for many years. Dottie was past president of the Women's Division for two years. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #555 where she served as president for two years, member, and chairman of the Vietnam Project for Schuyler County American Legion. Dottie also won Gardener of the Week three times.
Dottie is survived by her niece Kelsey (William) Neuhausen of Ocala, Florida and by many special friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Friday, April 29, 2016 from 10-11 a.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A celebration of Dottie's life will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be in South Hill Cemetery, Ithaca. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

William F. Scott, AKA Billy, Scotty, Wild Bill, 68, lost his courageous battle with cancer Thursday, April 21, 2016 surrounded by loved ones. Bill was a long time resident of Millport Heights, New York but was born and raised in Geneva area. Bill was an avid outdoorsman and Millport's mascot, which is how he made many lifelong friends. Bill is survived by the love of his life and wife of 47 years, Linda Scott (Liddy); two children, Dianne McDonald (Scott) and John (Jill) Scott; five grandchildren, Amanda (Shawn) Auld, Nikki Randall (Michael Deese), John W.J. Scott, Jasmine Scott and Mariah McDonald; one great-grandson Elliott Auld, and many nieces and nephews.
Please join us in laying Bill to rest Wednesday, April 27 at 2 p.m. at the Millport Cemetery. There will be a celebration of Bill's life following the burial at the Montour Moose Lodge at 3 p.m. We ask anyone that knew him to please join us to share memories and stories.
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.

Gino P. Scuteri, 77, of Watkins Glen, passed away at home Friday, April 22, 2016.
Gino was born in Bronx, New York Dec. 3, 1938, the son of the late Frank and Anita ((Russo) Scuteri. Gino had worked at Banker's Federal Bank, where he had chased and caught a bank robber. He also was the manager and pizza maker for many years at Scuteri's Pizzeria in Watkins Glen. He had a great sense of humor and loved to tell jokes and play pranks. Gino was an avid reader and especially loved to watch the news. He was a very faithful communicant at St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen. Gino was a very thoughtful person, who was always looking to help others.
Gino is survived by his special best friend, Robert Mahoney; his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Betty Scuteri as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews and several cousins. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by several of his cousins.
A memorial mass will be held privately at the convenience of his family at St. Mary's of the Lake Church. Memorials may be made in his memory to the Humane Society of Schuyler County PO Box 427 Montour Falls, New York 14865.
Friends and family may share memories of Gino at www.haughey-woodfuneralhome.com.

Dundee--Katie H. Thompson, 64, of Dundee, died unexpectedly Monday, April 18, 2016 at Select Specialty Hospital, in Danville, Pennsylvania, with family at her side.
Honoring her wishes there will be no calling hours or formal service. She requested a Celebration of her Life, which will begin at 2 p.m.Saturday, April 30 at the Dundee American Legion, 10 Spring St., Dundee.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Central School Sports Boosters, P.O. Box 53, Dundee, NY 14837, or to the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.
Katie was born Nov. 10, 1951 in Penn Yan, the daughter of Walter Granger Schuyler and the late Flora Mae Sweeney Schuyler. She graduated from Dundee Central School in 1969. On July 31, 1971 in the Dundee United Methodist Church she married Norman D. Thompson. A nurses aide in her younger years, after raising her family she began her career as a bus driver first for Dundee Central, then the Steuben ARC and finally for Watkins Glen School District from which she retired in 2014.
Mrs. Thompson was a former member of the Tyrone Fire Dept. Ladies Aux. and dog census supervisor for the town of Tyrone. In her spare time she loved racing, reading, gardening, watching hummingbirds, trying new recipes from her favorite cooking shows and anything to do with her grandsons.
She is loved and will be dearly missed by her husband of 44 years, Norm D. Thompson at home; a daughter Katie Jane (Donnie) Smith and a son Norman D. "Butch" (Charity) Thompson II, both of Dundee; four grandsons Domonick J. (Taylor Gilbert) Smith, Austin C. Thompson, Cordell W. Smith and Logan J. Thompson; her father Walter G. Schuyler of Montour Falls, a brother James (Sharon) Schuyler of Himrod, her life-long dear friend Gracie Williams of Rock Stream, numerous nieces and nephews and several in-laws.
Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visitingwww.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Death Notices
GRACE M. ANDREWS, 76, of Dundee, April 22, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Nelda L. Bistline, 91, of Bath, formerly of Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, April 14, 2016. Arrangements by Buse Funeral Home.
Donald "George" W. Bruman, 84, April 17, 2016 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
PHILLIP D. DAILEY JR., 47, of Penn Yan, April 22, 2016 at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
Christine N. Johnson, 90, of Odessa, April 17, 2016. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Dorothy M. "Dottie" Morse, 104, of Montour Falls, Jan. 17, 2016. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
William F. Scott, 68, April 21, 2016. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Gino P. Scuteri, 77, of Watkins Glen, April 22, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
IONA A. "ONIE" Tanner, 82, of Odessa, April 23, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
KATIE H. THOMPSON, 64, of Dundee April 18, 2016 at Select Specialty Hospital, Danville, Pennsylvania. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
BARBARA A. WEST, 89, of State College, Pennsylvania, recently of Penn Yan, April 19, 2016. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.


















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