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Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 3/25/15

Marjorie F. Brink, 84, of Horseheads passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, March 21, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Marjorie was born Sept. 17, 1930 in Odessa, daughter of Arthur and Dorothy Flatt. She worked as a secretary for more than 30 years at Westinghouse and ISTC. She was a wonderfully loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.
She is predeceased by her loving husband, Robert Brink, sister Barbara Flatt and brother-in-law Donald Riley. Survivors include her loving son, Michael (Lorie) Brink of Elmira and their children Olivia and Michael; daughter, Kathleen Brink of Horseheads and her children Michele (Chad) Denson, Rachel and Eliana; great- granddaughter, Madalynn; brother, Donald (June) Flatt; sister, Beverly Riley and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will welcome relatives and friends to Oakwood United Methodist Church, 212 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, Thursday, March 26 from 3 to 5 p.m. Funeral service will follow at 5:30 p.m. with the Rev. Fred Dyer. Marjorie will be laid to rest alongside her husband in Laurel Hill Cemetery Friday, March 27 at 11 a.m.
Marjorie was a member of the Oakwood United Methodist Church for more than 50 years.
In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorials be made in Marjorie's name to the Oakwood United Methodist Church. The family would also like to extend a special thank you to Candy Kirkwood for her loving support and kindness. Condolences and words of comfort may be expressed in Marjorie's Book of Memories at www.sullivansfuneralhome.com.

Dundee--Charles Curran Jr., 89, of Dundee, died Saturday March 21, 2015 at Veterans Administration Hospital at Bath.
Charlie was born March 26, 1925 in Dundee, the son of Charles D. and Catherine Zachman Curran. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a combat medic in the 102 Infantry Ozark Division.
After returning from the service, he cut meat for Adams Market in Dundee before starting his own trucking company hauling for Penn Yan Express. In 1958 he accepted a position with Home Gas where he worked for 23 years, retiring from Columbia Gas in 1980. He continued to stay busy by becoming the head of maintenance for the Dundee State Bank, and then Bath National Bank for another 19 years, retiring for good in 1999.
Mr. Curran was a very active community member, being a Life Member and Past Chief of the Dundee Fire Dept., having been a member for over 65 years. He was a Life Member of the Dundee VFW Post, Past Commander of the Dundee American Legion, a past village of Dundee trustee and had been a president of the former Seneca Lake Sportsman's Club. He will also be remembered as an avid collector and tinkerer. He loved building wooden trucks, could fix almost anything and was rarely seen without one of his half eaten cigars hanging from the corner of his mouth.
He is survived by his four step sons whom he loved as his own, Thomas "Tug" (Pat Axtell) Carruthers, Bill Carruthers, Ray (Nancy) Carruthers and Stephen (Pam) Carruthers, all of Dundee; a step daughter Lynnette Grant of Prattsburgh, several nieces and nephews and numerous step grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
He was pre-deceased by threebrothers, Irving, Edward and Harry; and two sisters, Hattie Stades and Myrtle Ovenshire.
Friends were invited to calling hours from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where his funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 25. Entombment with Military Honors will be in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or to Father Flannigan's Boys Town, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, Nebraska 68010.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

PENN YAN--CARLOTTA R. HINSON, 94, of Hamilton Street, Penn Yan, died March 16, 2015 at the home.
At Carlotta's request, there will be no prior calling hours. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carlotta's name can be made to the Penn Yan Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 227 Main St., Penn Yan, NY 14527, or Mercy Flight, 2420 Brickyard Road, Canandaigua, NY 14424.
Carlotta was born Dec. 5, 1920 in Middlesex, the daughter of Tyler and Ada Walters Reynolds. After graduating from high school in 1940, Carlotta moved to Naples and worked for the Market Basket Grocery as a cashier and moved into management training. In 1942, she moved to Dundee, where she was the manager for the Dundee Market Basket Grocery. In 1944, she married Robert Hinson and moved to the Hinson property in Lakemont, where she was the postmaster of the Lakemont Post Office located on the property and a small grocery store within the post office.
In 1956, Carlotta moved her family to Singer Island, Florida, where she owned and operated an efficiency apartment motel, Ocean Shore Apts., until moving back to Penn Yan in 1971. After moving back to Penn Yan, she was employed by Michael Sterns Clothing as a hand finishing seamstress. After Michael Sterns closed in 1977, she was self-employed until her retirement in 1995.
She is survived by her daughter Connie McNamara and son Ronald (Kathy) Hinson, both of Penn Yan; one sister, Leona Berryman of Lakemont; three grandchildren, Kelly (Mike) Verbridge of Williamson, Kara Hinson of Fairport and William (Meredith) Yarbrough of Fairport; three great-grandchildren, Eden Yarbrough, Molly Verbridge and Cole Yarbrough; and several nieces and nephews.
Carlotta was predeceased by her parents, Tyler and Ada Reynolds; three brothers, Gordon, Willie and Donald Reynolds; sister, Lucille A. Best and grandson, Keith E. Yarbrough.

Patricia Irish Horan, lifelong caregiver and nurse, beloved wife, super mom, and to many, an angel among us, left this life behind in North Port, Florida at 3 p.m. March 9, 2015 to reconnect with her true essence. Pat (or Patty) had been battling cancer for almost three years and although the disease appeared to be in remission from late 2013 through late 2014, cancer returned with a vengeance in October. She fought with all her strength to beat the disease, but ultimately her body gave up while her spirit moved on.
Pat was surrounded by family and friends as she peacefully passed to her true home. It was a warm, sunny afternoon with birds singing and a breeze blowing through the room, her favorite music playing softly in the background, and those who loved her quietly talking to her as she said "goodbye for now." Patty left us much too early and we all miss her more than most can imagine. Her three sisters, her three children, her step daughter Lisa and husband Rob, her two dear friends, Maddy and Kathy, and her loving husband held her spirit as she rejoined her loved ones who went before her.
Pat was born June 18, 1947 in Elmira to Jack and Mina Irish of Watkins Glen. Pat's parents, as well as her grandparents, Leonard and Lu Irish and Ralph and Mary Curry, predeceased her.
Pat was a 1965 graduate of Watkins Glen Central School and in 1968 she graduated from the Arnot Ogden School of Nursing in Elmira. She also earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of New Hampshire.
Pat is survived by her husband Ernie; daughter Melissa McKee and her husband Matt and their children Emily and Adeline; son Jonathan Danchik and his wife Sonya and their children Tydus and Percy; and son Todd Danchik and his wife Denee and their children Kyle and Scott. Pat is also survived by sisters Nancy Piccolino and her husband Joe, Diane McCawley and her husband Dave, and Janet Valent and her husband Oscar. Also surviving are step children Lisa Williams and her husband Rob, Shannon Hillman and her husband Jason and their children Hailey and Ryan. Pat also leaves many loving nieces and nephews. And last but definitely not least, she leaves behind her cherished golden retriever, Murphy. We all feel blessed to have been granted the time we had with her here on earth, even though the time was far too short.
Celebrations of Pat's beautiful life will be held in Maine and upstate New York this summer. Locations and times will be announced soon.
All who know Pat well love her unconditionally, the way she loves them. We miss her terribly.

Denis J. Lacey, 67, passed away at Geneva General Hospital Tuesday, March 17, 2015.
Family and friends were invited to attend a Celebration of Denis's Life Sunday, March 22 from 2-4 p.m. at the Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, 201 E. Elm St., Penn Yan.
Denis was born in Gourock, Scotland Dec. 11, 1947. He emigrated with his family to Wawa, Canada when he was 11 years old. After graduating from high school, Denis married and had his first two children, Neal and Erin. Later in life, Denis met his wife Karen while on vacation in Barbados. It was love at first sight and Karen and Denis were married a few months later. They had two children, Caitlin and Kyle.
Denis loved to travel and made friends everywhere he went, even if they didn't speak the same language. No one remained a stranger as Denis had the ability to chat with anyone about anything whether risqué, politically correct or not. His fun and laughter brought people together whether they were young or old. His work as an employee of Canadian Airlines and later work as a corporate travel agent allowed him and his family to travel to many distant places over the years. Denis lived a full adventurous life and had an overwhelming amount of stories that his family will forever cherish in his memory.
Denis was also a volunteer at Ontario-Yates Hospice; this allowed him to pass his jokes, laughter and stories to many in the local community. His outgoing personality, generosity, outlandish sense of humor and ability to make one smile will be greatly missed by his family, friends and community. One of Denis's greatest accomplishment in life are his four children and his granddaughter Fiamma, all of whom he adored. Denis was always the life of the party. Although born in Scotland, both Denis's parents were born in Ireland and fittingly, he passed to his next destination on St. Patrick's Day. Denis's family and friends will forever celebrate his life and treasure the memories they have made with him.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Karen Anne (Matthews) Lacey; son, Neal (Melanie) of Sault Ste. Marie, Canada, daughter, Erin (Massimiliano) Landi and their daughter, Fiamma of Toronto, Canada; daughter, Caitlin Lacey of Ithaca, and son, Kyle Lacey of Penn Yan; sisters, Catherine (Brian) Fisher of Kanata, Canada, Noreen (Heinz) Fellinger of Wawa, Canada; brother-in-law, Michael Laude of Hanmer, Canada. Denis was predeceased by his parents, James and Jeanette Lacey; brother, Jim Lacey; sister, Sharon (Lacey) Laude.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com.

Death Notices
Joyce S. Angelo, 79, March 15, 2015. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
MARJORIE F. BRINK, 84, of Horseheads, March 21, 2015. Arrangements by Sullivan Funeral Home, Horseheads.
ELIZABETH J. CAMPO, 85, March 22, 2015. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Watkins Glen.
Charles Curran Jr., 89, of Dundee, March 21, 2015 at Veterans Administration Hospital, Bath. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
CYNTHIA S. HEGGIE, 66, of Penn Yan, March 13, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
CARLOTTA R. HINSON, 94, of Penn Yan, March 16, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
Patricia Irish Horan, formerly of Watkins Glen, March 9, 2015 in North Port, Florida.
Denis J. Lacey, 67, of Penn Yan, March 17, 2015 at Geneva General Hospital. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
RICHARD P. LERCH, 78, of Penn Yan, March 17, 2015 at Keuka Comfort Care Home, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
ALICE M. WOOD, 95, March 15, 2015. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.




Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 3/18/15

DUNDEE--STEVE KENYON, 46, originally of Dundee, died unexpectedly Feb. 28, 2015 at Holmes Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida due to complications from heart surgery.
Steven was born in Penn Yan hospital March 20, 1968, the son of Clyde and Patricia Kenyon.
He was employed by the town of Indiatlantic, Florida. Steve was proudest of his work with the Good Shepherd Ministries, bringing the word of God to the people of Haiti.
Steve will be missed by his three sisters, Kathleen (Michael) Dunning, Wendy (Howard) Sisson and Michelle Kenyon, and his nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by both parents, Clyde Kenyon and Patricia (Knapp) Kenyon of Dundee.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21 at the Dundee Baptist Church, 20 Seneca St., Dundee, with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Ministries International at www.gsmi-haiti.org/

Dundee--Mary Adelaide O'Droniec, 71, of Dundee, originally of New Jersey, died Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca.
Friends are invited to calling hours from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 20 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where a memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Marilyn Wood officiating. A reception will follow at the Dundee United Methodist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.
Mary was born April 19, 1943 in Jersey City, New Jersey, the daughter of the late Edward B. and Mary Onorato Carlee. On Sept. 25, 1961 in St. Peter's Church, in Belleville, New Jersey she married Leon R. O'Droniec Jr. She was a retired quality control manager, having been employed for over 20 years by New Jersey Packing of Fairfield, New Jersey, retiring in 2001.
She and her husband have summered in Himrod since 1960, and moved here permanently in 2005, formerly of Bloomfield, New Jersey. Mrs. O'Droniec was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Nutley, New Jersey, was a star athlete, especially in field hockey when she was young, enjoyed ice skating and ceramics.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Leon R. O'Droniec Jr. at home; a daughter-in-law Sharon O'Droniec, a granddaughter Mary-Jo O'Droniec, both of Belleville, New Jersey; a grandson Mark L. O'Droniec Jr. at home, a great-grandson Ayden J. Suarez also of Belleville, New Jersey, a sister Margo Carlee Schwier of Cumming, Georgia, a brother Edward B. (Joann) Carlee of Stuart, Florida and several nieces and nephews.
She was pre-deceased by a son Mark L. O'Droniec Sr. in 2002, and a brother John Francis Carlee of Geneva in 1998.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Victor Mauel Peters Jr., born Sept. 13, 1930 died peacefully at home with his loving wife of 43 years, Christina Peters, by his side. He was a native of New York City and retired in Watkins Glen. He served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant in the Korean War in the Signal Corp. He is survived by his wife, Christina; his half brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Carol Peters; very dear and close nephew and niece, Anthony and Christine Motta and their children, Anthony Jr., Lorenzo and Brandon; cousins, Dorothy Wood, Joseph and Ann Marie Cottone; and close friends, Clifford and Mary Lou LaRue and Tony Ferry as well as, his good friends from his work at Pan Am, Chuck and Dina Dreitlein and Mike and Helen Mateo who have kept in touch with him throughout his illness. We would like to thank all the nurses and caregivers from Care First Hospice, especially Jill Myers, and also from Care First, Patsy McGinnis and Lori Mosteller, Dr. Blanche Borzell who cared for him for over 20 years; and a special thanks to Caroline McDivett and friend Joyce VanAmburg who used to bring him cookies.
A graveside service at Holy Cross Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the Victor's family. Memorial contributions may be made in Victor's memory to the Humane Society of Schuyler County, PO Box 47, Montour Falls, NY 14865 or St. Mary's of the Lake, PO Box 289, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.
Friends and family may sign the guestbook at www.haughey-woodfuneralhome.com.

Rock Stream--Wanda J. Sebring, 88, of Rock Stream died Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls.
Honoring her wishes there are no prior calling hours. A Celebration of her Life will be held at the convenience of the family on a date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Baptist Church, 20 Seneca St., Dundee, NY 14837 or the Tyrone Volunteer Ambulance Corp., P.O. Box 69, Tyrone, NY 14887.
Wanda was born May 2, 1926 in the town of Starkey, the daughter of Lee W. and Norma R. Soper Kenyon. She graduated from Dundee Central School in 1943. On Nov. 16, 1945 in the Dundee Baptist Church she married J. Clarence Sebring.
She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Clarence Sebring at home; son Tim J. (Jean) Sebring of Penn Yan, daughter Andrea M. (Arthur) Mansfield of Westfield, N.Y., four grandchildren and their spouses Megan and Matthew Via Mansfield, Dustin and Molly Sebring, Clay Mansfield and Scott and Courtney Sebring; a great-granddaughter Holly Via and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by a granddaughter Kathryn Mansfield in 1995; three sisters, Doris Allen, Neva Miles and Jean Louise Pierce; and a brother Clyde Kenyon.
Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visitingwww.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Dundee--John R. Stoudt, 59, of Dundee, formerly of Pennsylvania, died unexpectedly Saturday March 14, 2015 at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls.
Friends are invited to calling hours from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where a memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. with Pastor Jane Winters officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., or the Dundee Central School Sports Boosters, P.O. Box 53, Dundee, NY 14837.
John was born July 9, 1955 in Painesville, Ohio, the son of Portia Whittenbaugh Criswell. He an expert carpenter and 40 year member of the Carpenters Union Local 281 in Trenton, New Jersey, retiring in 2014. John was an avid sportsman who loved hunting and fishing, and was a devoted die hard Pittsburgh Steelers and Duke Blue Devil fan.
He is survived by a son Jacob L. Stoudt at home, a daughter Lisa (Justin) Barron of Mars, Pennsylvania, a granddaughter Natalie Barron; seven siblings, Portia L. Klein of Enola, Pennsylvania, Margo A. Trainer of Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, Doris L. (Michael) St. Clair of Fremont, Ohio, Kenneth E. (Julie) Stoudt of Wilmington, Ohio, Alice M. Sebring of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Catherine C. (Gary) Schick of Harmony, Pennsylvania and Christine L. (David) Barnett of Spring Valley, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his mother in Portia Whittenbaugh Criswell in 1995.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Dundee--Winifred J. "Winnie" Trenchard, 89, formerly of Dundee, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls.
Winnie was born May 3, 1925 in Dundee, one of the 14 children of William H. and Ethel Smith Pierce. She graduated from Dundee Central School in 1942. On Jan. 26, 1943 in Second Milo, she married Paul R. Trenchard, who passed away Sept. 1, 1992. A lifelong area resident, she was a waitress for over 30 years, starting at the Ranch House on Route14, and then employed for 25 years by the Dresden Hotel, retiring in 1988. Mrs. Trenchard was a member of Dundee United Methodist Church and Home Bureau. She enjoyed crafts, ceramics, wall papering and caring for elderly friends.
She will be missed by her daughter Paula J. Wells of Camillus, N.Y.; two grandchildren Greta (Ben) Urbanek of Cincinnati, Ohio and Christopher (Jessica Duer) Spas of Camillus; four great-grandchildren, her only surviving brother Richard "Dick" (Joyce) Pierce of Dundee and countless nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband she was predeceased by a son Gary R. Trenchard in 2011, a daughter Cindy Trenchard in 1953, a grandson Gary "Robie" Trenchard II in 1986, three brothers and nine sisters.
Friends and family were invited to calling hours from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 15 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where her funeral service was held at 4 p.m. with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating. Inurnment will be in Grove Mount Cemetery in Himrod in the spring.
Honoring Winnie's wishes the family respectfully requested no flowers, but graciously ask that memorial contributions be made to Dundee Fire Company, or Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Death Notices
FRANK STEPHEN CUNNINGHAM, 67, March 14, 2015. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
DOLORES A. DEWATERS, 81, of Penn Yan, March 4, 2015 at Clifton Springs Hospital. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
STEVEN L. KENYON, 46, originally of Dundee, Feb. 28, 2015 at Holmes Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida.
DALE C. LEGG, 64, of Penn Yan, March 7, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
Mary A. O'Droniec, 71, of Dundee, March 14, 2015 at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
VICTOR MAUEL PETERS JR., 84, March 8, 2015. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Wanda J. Sebring, 88, of Rock Stream, March 11, 2015 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
John R. Stoudt, 59, of Dundee, March 14, 2015 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
ANDREW P. SZEWCZYK, 95, March 9, 2015. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Winifred J. "Winnie" Trenchard, 89, formerly of Dundee, March 11, 2015 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls.

Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 3/11/15

Dundee--Paul G. Collins, 68, of Dundee died Saturday, March 7, 2015 in the comfort of his home.
Friends are invited to calling hours from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 12 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where his funeral service will be held at noon Friday, March 13.
Memorial contributions may be made to A L S Assoc. Greater N.Y. Chapter, 42 Broadway Suite 1724, New York, NY 10004, or the Lakeland Mennonite Church, c/o Dale Eby, 4518 Lakemont-Himrod Road, Dundee, NY 14837.
Paul was born May 27, 1946 in Stafford Springs, Connecticut, one of three sons of Warren and Elva Grant Collins. After graduating high school he studied agricultural technology at the University of Connecticut. He had lived locally since 1970, previously of Enfield, Connecticut. On June 29, 1985 in Dundee he married the former Linda J. Bailey. Paul was the owner of Rainbow Over Dundee Dairy Farm in Dundee. He served on the board of directors of Agway. He was a John Deere Tractor enthusiast, loved farming, cattle breeding and raising, and was passionate about passing on his knowledge.
He is loved and will be dearly missed by his wife, Linda J. Collins at home; his mother Elva Collins of Shapleigh, Maine; a daughter, Deborah J. Collins of Dundee; two sons, Marshall C. Collins also of Dundee, and Ernest N. Collins at home; four grandchildren, Andrea, Josephine, Branden and Shannon; a great-grandson Damian; two brothers, Arthur "Pete" (Joyce) Collins of Waukesha, Wisconsin and Mark (Susan) Collins of Dundee; a sister Kathleen Collins of Shapleigh, Maine; his first wife and mother of his children, Susan Smith of Dundee; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father Warren Collins.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

William D. Cross, 64, of Alpine passed away unexpectedly at home Feb. 24, 2015. He is survived by long time companion and significant other of 22 years, Judy Allen; parents, Warren and Barbara Cross of Montour Falls; sons, Chad Cross (Jackie Honsberger) of Millport and Zachary Cross of Watkins Glen; daughter Katrina Cross (Sean Kaczynski) of Williamsport, Pennsylvania; brothers and sister, Robert Cross of Florida, Marius (Debbie) Cross of North Carolina, Barbara Cross Havens (David) of Florida, Greg Cross of Brooklyn, David (Elizabeth) Cross of Ohio and Albert Cross of Watkins Glen; three grandchildren, Zane and Axel Cross, and Julia Cross Kaczynski; co-grandparent Sharon Cross; uncle and aunt, Al and Jean Baker of Horseheads as well as several nieces and nephews.
Bill graduated from Watkins Glen High School in 1968 and joined the U.S. Navy. After the Navy, he worked for Thatcher Glass, where he obtained his Journeyman's mold maker card. He later worked for Schuyler Dynamics as a machinist. He was currently employed at Anchor Glass Container in Elmira Heights in the mold shop. Bill was a proud member of the United Steelworker's Union and participated as a union representative for many years. Bill enjoyed spending as much time as possible with his family, especially his grandchildren. A favorite past-time of his was riding his Harley motorcycle. Bill also enjoyed watching and collecting movies. He will be greatly missed!
Memorial services will be announced at a later date. You may express condolences to the family or light a "Candle of Remembrance" online atwww.RoyceChedzoy.com. Arrangements with Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

Marjorie Mae Hall, 97, of Watkins Glen, passed away Feb. 24, 2015 at Schuyler Hospital. She was born March 19, 1917, the daughter of Frederick and Ida Gere. Marjorie was predeceased by her husband Tracy and sons, Bruce and Dick Hall. She is survived by a daughter, Anne (Fred Lyon) Stratton; grandchildren, Rick (Grace) Stratton, Katherine Jack, David (Alyce) Stratton, Kim (Brian) Hurley, Daisy (Ben Wingate) Stratton, Tim, Mike, Kelly Hall, Danielle (Dan) Enevoldsen and Eric (Kristin) Hall; daughter-in-law, Joanne Hall; sister-in-law, Esther Hall; great-grandchildren, Shane Adams, Brianna Hurley, Jaime Heath, Ryan Rachel, Ross Hall, Kaelyn and Emily Mae Hall, Dixon Enevoldsen and Damon Morgan; also several nieces and nephews.
A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. You may express condolences to the family or light a "Candle of Remembrance" at www.RoyceChedzoy.com. Arrangements with Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

Helen Huey, 95, of Watkins Glen, passed away March 7, 2015 at the Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls. The family received visitors at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Tuesday, March 10, followed by a funeral service at 6 p.m. Burial at Lakeview Cemetery will be held at a later date. Helen was born in Watkins Glen June 8, 1919, the daughter of Leonard and Veronica Knapp. She graduated from Watkins Glen High School in 1938 and married William B. Huey, March 27, 1948. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years in 2006 and a daughter, Joan E. Huey in 1986. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Sheila Huey; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Luke Leszyk; four grandchildren, Stephanie (Richard) Logana, Cassandra (Austin) Leach, Benjamin (Amanda) Huey and Sarah Huey; and a great-grandson, Atticus Leach. Memorial donations in her memory may be directed to the Family of Friends Campaign, c/o "Schuyler Health Foundation," Montour Falls, NY 14865 or your charity of choice. You may sign a guestbook, light a "Candle of Remembrance" or express condolences to the family online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Death Notices
JAMES A. L. AUSTIN, 27, of Dundee, March 4, 2015 in Montour Falls. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
PAUL G. COLLINS, 68, of Dundee, March 7, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
WILLIAM D. CROSS, 64, of Alpine, Feb. 24, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
MARJORIE HALL, 97, of Watkins Glen, Feb. 24, 2015 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
HELEN HUEY, 95, of Watkins Glen, March 7, 2015 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
LOUISE T. HUTCHES, 94, March 5, 2015. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
CHRISTA JORGENSEN, 89, of Penn Yan, Feb. 27, 2015 at The Homestead. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
WILLIAM J. MICKELSEN, 86, formerly of Geneva, March 6, 2015 at Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
VICTOR MANUEL PETERS JR., 84, March 8, 2015. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
MARY A. PIZURA, 87, March 8, 2015. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.

Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 3/4/15

Dundee--Harold E. Heeman Jr., 64, of Dundee, originally of Elmira, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital, in Elmira.
Harold was born July 4, 1950 in Elmira, the son of Harold E. and Dortha Kohler Heeman Sr. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1967. On July 23, 1982 he married the former Bonnie B. Johnson Morrison.
A former employee of Kennedy Valves in Elmira, Harold retired in 2005 after 25 years in the maintenance and fire departments at Elmira Corning Regional Airport in Horseheads.
Mr. Heeman was a member of American Legion Bradley-Jessop Post #660, was a NASCAR enthusiast and devoted #3 and then #88 Earnhardt fan. He enjoyed time spent with sons, hunting, fishing and swimming. He loved motorcycles, bike weeks and riding his Harley.
He is loved and will be dearly missed by his wife of 32 years Bonnie B. Heeman at home; his mother Dortha M. Mattison of Painted Post; three sons Christopher M. (Jessica) Heeman, John J. (Melinda) Morrison IV, Spencer R. (Kristen) Morrison and a daughter Mary M. Brace, all of Dundee; 12 grandchildren, Desmond Heeman, Shelbie Ellis, John J. Morrison V, Tanor Morrison, Bryan Morrison, Cody Morrison, Kailee Morrison, Tayler Morrison, Hayden Morrison, Joseph Brace, Justin Brace and Jasmine Brace; a great-grandson Lucas Ellis Letourneau; a sister Helen M. DeHaas of Painted Post and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father Harold E. Heeman Sr. in 1965.
Friends called from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 1 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where a funeral service was held at 4 p.m. with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee in the spring.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Fire Company, or the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Alford D. Johnson, 78, of Burdett passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at Cayuga Medical Center. He was born Nov. 23, 1936 in Florence, Arizona, the son of Charley and Myrtle (Smith) Johnson. He attended school in Santa Paula, California. Alford served two tours of duty with the 1st Marine Division in Vietnam and retired as Master Chief Petty Officer with the U.S. Navy. He married his wife of 54 years, Jean, Oct. 6, 1961 in St. Peter's Church in Lemoore, California. Alford worked as a pharmacist in Schuyler Hospital and Cayuga Medical Center for many years. He enjoyed fishing, football, NASCAR and mowing his lawn.
He is survived by his wife Jean; daughters, LaDonna (Karl) Brenzo of Horseheads and Patricia (William) Edkin of Elmira; sons, John (Eliana) Johnson of Buffalo, Joseph Johnson of Queen City, Texas and Andrew Johnson of Cortland; sisters, Carol and Betty; 19 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends called Tuesday, March 3 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. Graveside services with full military honors will be held in the spring at Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Romulus.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Margaret (Ayers) Mack, 58, of Montour Falls, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born in Montour Falls April 29, 1956, the daughter of Harold and Marian (Tice) Ayers Sr., and graduated from Watkins Glen High School. On July 2, 1977, she married Francis Mack at the Watkins Glen United Methodist Church. Margaret loved being a mother and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, crocheting, quilting, spending time with family and friends, and helping others.
She was predeceased by her father, Harold Ayers. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Francis; daughter, Kristen Mack of Painted Post; son, Mark (Stephanie) Mack of Millport; her mother, Marian Ayers of Reading Center; three sisters, Ruth Ann Mustafa and Loretta Ayers of Watkins Glen and Lorraine Mothershed of Elmira; brother, Harold Ayers of Watkins Glen; two grandchildren, Athen and Tagen; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Relatives and friends called Tuesday, March 3 from 3-4 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A service followed at 4 p.m. Burial will be in the spring at Pleasant View Cemetery in Reading Center.
To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visitwww.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Death Notices
WILLIAM D. CROSS, 64, of Alpine, Feb. 24, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
MARJORIE HALL, 97, of Watkins Glen, Feb. 24, 2015 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
HAROLD E. HEEMAN JR., 64, of Dundee, Feb. 25, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
ALFORD D. JOHNSON, 78, of Burdett, Feb. 27, 2015 at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
MARGARET E. MACK, 58, of Montour Falls, Feb. 25, 2015 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
SCOTT R. SALTSMAN, 39, Feb. 20, 2015. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.

Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 2/25/15

Pauline M. Bradley, 93, formerly of Rock Stream, and Village Square Apartments in Painted Post, passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing in Montour Falls.
Pauline was born Oct. 16, 1921 in Sayre, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Harry and Leona (Vanstoran) Lendrum. Pauline was a member of the Rock Stream Presbyterian Church and a Ladies Aid for the church for over 60 years. She attended bible studies and enjoyed ice cream socials, dish to pass nights, shopping, and most of all she enjoyed reading Amish books.
In addition to her parents, Pauline was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Ted H. Bradley, Nov. 14, 2007; brother, Edward Lendrum; half brother, John Dieffenbach, and special sister-in-law, Shirley Roblyer whom she thought of as a sister.
Pauline is survived by her children, Richard (Ann) Bradley of Rock Stream and Barbara (Frederick) Siebert of Corning; grandchildren, Tim Abbey of Columbus, Mississippi, Kimberly (Doug) White of Great Falls, Virginia, Scott (Tammy) Bradley of Montour Falls and Diana (Randy) Hill of Lindley; eight great-grandchildren, two great-great-granddaughters; step brothers, Robert (Gretchen) and Richard (Elsa) Lendrum; brother-in-law, Robert (Carol) Bradley; sisters-in-law, Mildred, Sabella, and Edie Bradley; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends and family may call from 12 to 2 p.m. Monday, March 2 at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen, where her funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery, Watkins Glen. Memorial contributions may be made in Pauline's memory to the charity of one's choice.
Friends and family may sign the guestbook at www.haughey-woodfuneralhome.com.

Walter B. Croft Sr., 74, of Montour Falls, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 at Cayuga Medical Center. He was born in Montour Falls Jan. 30, 1941, the son of the late Clifford and Marie Crandall Croft, and attended Odessa-Montour Schools. Walter retired from NYS Department of Transportation and was a lifetime member of the Mechanics Club.
He was predeceased by his wife Gail Croft, and two sisters, Shirley Croft and Connie Caslin. Walter is survived by his children, Melanie Croft of Elmira, Walter B. Croft Jr. of Montour Falls, Marlene Croft (Ralph Stoothoff) of Montour Falls and William (Mary) Croft of Alpine; brothers, Richard Croft of Odessa and Clifford Croft of Montour Falls; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 from 2-4 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A reception will be held immediately after at the Mechanics Club in Montour Falls. Graveside services will be held at Laurel Hill Cemetery in the spring at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Dundee/Glenora--Marjorie C. Fowler, 96, currently of Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, of Glenora, Dundee, passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 in Montour Falls.
Honoring her wishes there will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to memorial services which will begin with a service by the Order of the Eastern Star at 11:30 a.m. Saturday March 7, at the Barrington Community Church, Old Bath Road, Dundee with the Rev. Gerald Vanaman and the Rev. Jane Winters officiating. The family will receive guests after the service. Inurnment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee, in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.
Marjorie was born July 19, 1918 in Elmira, a twin daughter of Harry W. and Jennie Marjorie Beers Carpenter. She graduated from Watkins Glen high School in 1937, and from Elmira Business Institute in 1939. She worked for a short time at Lakemont Academy. On Aug. 31, 1940 in the Dundee Methodist Church she married Ashby R. Fowler, who passed away April 3, 1996. A life long local resident and the oldest living resident of Glenora, she had wintered in Florida throughout the 1980s and 90s.
Mrs. Fowler was very active in the community, having attended the Lakemont Congregational Christian Church and the Barrington Community Church.She was Past Grand Chaplin of the Grand Chapter O.E.S. State of New York 1983 and Past Nobel Grand of the Martha Washington Rebekah Lodge in Weathersfield, Connecticut; was a former member of the former Crystal Valley Grange, the Yates County Pamona Grange and New York State Grange, was a founding member of the Penn Yan Friendship Squares, a past president of the Lakemont Ladies Aid Society and a former assistant Girl Scout leader. In her spare time, she was a talented craftswoman with knitting, crochet, and quilting, having made 19 bed size quilts over her lifetime.
She is loved and will be missed by a daughter Idelle M. (John) Bowles of Clifton Springs, a son Heman A. (Carol) Fowler of Big Flats; six granddaughters, Lori (Tony) Nazos of Chicago, Illinois, Heather (Craig Radnitz) Fowler of Santa Marie, California, Jennifer (Andrew) Wilcox of Gilford, Vermont, Elaine (Robert) Mallory of Baldwinsville, Angela (Brent) Conklin of Horseheads and Kelly (Mike) Shaban of Pittsboro, North Carolina; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband she was predeceased by a daughter and son-in-law Jennie E. and William Meinen, and her twin sister and her husband Marian C. and Charles Raymond "Buster" Brewer Jr.
Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visitingwww.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Robert D. "Pete" Simpson Sr. 68, of Bennettsburg, went to be with his Lord in Heaven Feb. 16, 2015. The family received visitors at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Friday, Feb. 20, from 2-5 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 5 p.m. at the funeral home and a reception at the Reynolds United Methodist Church.
He is survived by wife Denise; daughter Deborah (Craig); son Robert Jr.; step-daughters, Kelly, Kari and Star; brothers, Frank and Ron (Caroline); sister, Bev (Ron) Cervoni; half-brother Harry (Tina) Smith; step-brothers, George (Bernice) Smith, Kirk (Linda) Smith and Ricky Smith; grandchildren, Mitch, Micaela, Gwendolyn, Tiana and Dezaray; step-grandchildren, Ryan, Logan, Hunter and Jackson; nieces and nephews, Amy (Pat) Liddle, Jeannette (Shawn) Gilbert, Vicky and Anthony Simpson, Ben (Eva) Smith, Jesse Smith and Walker Smith. He was predeceased by his father, Frank Simpson; mother, Alberta Smith; brother, Donald Simpson and nephews Jeff and Jason Cervoni.
Pete proudly served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He continued his service to veterans, volunteering to drive them to numerous medical appointments. He also frequently served as an honor guard at veterans' funeral services. He was lovingly known as "The Mayor of Bennettsburg." He was a member of the American Legion Post 676 of Odessa. Pete loved to hunt with the boys, watch NASCAR and follow his granddaughter Micaela in sports. He also loved taking his grandson Jackson to Scouts, fishing and teaching him about everything.
Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the American Legion Post 676 , PO Box 137, Odessa, NY 14869; or the Reynoldsville United Methodist Church, 5099 Route 227, Burdett, NY 14818. You may sign a guestbook or express condolences to the family online atwww.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Waneta Lake/Tyrone--Kent L. Wilmott, 82, of Waneta Lake left his loving family to join the Lord and his wife Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. His life was defined by his love of God, his love of his wife and his family and friends.
Kent was born April 6, 1932 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Lyle B. and Helen F. Ernst Wilmott. He was blessed with a loving marriage of 56 years to his beloved Nancy Miller of Horseheads. He received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Buffalo and then served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. He later earned his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Kent enjoyed his career as the Western Regional Director for the American Management Association before opening his own management consulting firm in Novato, California. He also served as an adjunct professor of business at the University of San Francisco for 17 years and at Keuka College for four years before retiring in 2011. He was a faithful member and served on the church councils of the Novato United Methodist and the Bluff Point United Methodist churches.
A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he is survived by his three sons, Michael (Heidi), Brian (Sandy) and James (Nicole); his 10 grandchildren, Kyle, Eric, Holly, Seanna (Michael and Heidi), Justin, Joshua and Jacob (Brian and Sandy), Madeline, Riley and Delaney (James and Nicole) as well as his four great-grandchildren, his brothers Gareth and Robert, nieces Gail and Susan, the Kirkwood family of Lima and the Stuart family of Almond.
Kent thought football was a metaphor for life. With respect to that metaphor, he has now won the big game.
Honoring his wishes, there are no prior calling hours. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. at the Bluff Point United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Bluff Point United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 134, Keuka Park, NY 14478.
Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visitingwww.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Death Notices
PAULINE M. BRADLEY, 93, formerly of Rock Stream and Painted Post, Feb. 19, 2015 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Walter B. Croft Sr., 74, of Montour Falls, Feb. 18, 2015 at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
HENRIETTA E. CROUCH, 100, Feb. 15, 2015. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
GERALD (JERRY) L. DAILEY, 79, of Elmira, Feb. 7, 2015. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
HELEN J. DARLING, 93, of Odessa, Feb. 14, 2015. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Marjorie C. Fowler, 96, of Glenora, Dundee, Feb. 19, 2015 in Montour Falls. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Robert D. "Pete" Simpson Sr. 68, of Bennettsburg, Feb. 16, 2015. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Kent L. Wilmott, 82, of Waneta Lake, Feb. 18, 2015. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.







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