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Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 1/11/17

HOWARD S. BEST, 85, of Hampstead, North Carolina, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016.
He is survived by wife Laura Jean (Maya) Best, daughter Karen DuMont of Wilmington, North Carolina, son Todd Best and his wife Lourdes of Hampstead, North Carolina and many relatives and friends.
Howard retired from Corning, Inc. in 1987.
For full obituary and condolences please visit www.andrewsmortuary.com.

Walter F. Carson, 74, formerly of Trumansburg, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. He was born in Trumansburg Oct. 9, 1942, the son of the late Charles C. and Florence (Cook) Carson and graduated from Trumansburg Central School with the class of 1961. Walter was a lifelong dairy farmer, and owned the Locust Lane Farm in Trumansburg. He was an avid collector of model toy tractors and farm equipment. He was predeceased by his parents and his half brothers, Donald Carson and Charles Carson Jr.
He is survived by his daughter, Julie (Paul) Radenberg; sons, Kenneth (Joann) Carson and William (Tammy) Carson; sister, Martha (Dan) Herman; half sister, Betty Coleman; brother, Jack Carson; granddaughters, Rachel, Paige and Arianna Carson; nieces and nephews, Kathy (Edward) Gooding, John Carson, Jacki Carson Barr and Cheryl, Debbie, Bill and Kevin Herman.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Saturday, Jan. 14, from 12-2 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., 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

William (Bill) Edwin Jaynes, 95, of Reynoldsville went to join the love of his life of 73 years, Alta (White) Jaynes, Jan. 1, 2017 . He was born April 7, 1921 in Rathbone, New York. As a young boy, the family moved to Elmira and finally made their way to Schuyler County. On July 19, 1942 Bill married the girl of his dreams but soon after was sent to England where he proudly served his country in WWII as an Army Air Corp waist-gunner on a B-17 with the 351st bomber group, 100th bomber squadron. After returning home he had many jobs before being employed by International (AKZO) Salt for 30 years as an outstanding meter man. After retiring from the Salt Plant, he was the caretaker of the Hector Union Cemetery for another 20 years. Twenty-six years ago the Hector township hired him to start up the recycling center at the Hector town barns. He held many positions in the Reynoldsville United Methodist Church with his wife. His real love besides family was raising and swapping horses.
Bill was predeceased by his parents Raymond and Anna (Walker) Jaynes, his wife Alta Jaynes Jan. 12, 2016, his brothers Richard and Ralph and George Gary Jaynes, his sister Julia (Jaynes) Elkie and granddaughter, Kristina (Jaynes) Burke (surviving is husband Allan Burke of Reynoldsville). Bill is survived by his only child, Dale (Linda) Jaynes and grandsons, W. Scott Jaynes of Rochester and Sean (Jonilyn) Jaynes of Ballston Lake. Great-grandchildren are Kaylynn and Kristofer Burke and Jaeden and Isaac Jaynes. Brothers, Raymond Wesley (Rosemary) Jaynes and Timothy (Janet) Jaynes and Josephine Jaynes (surviving wife of Gary). He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Friends and family may call on the family Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Reynoldsville United Methodist Church on State Route 227 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., with a memorial service for both Alta and Bill Jaynes to be held at the church at 12 p.m. The family will take care of flowers. Anyone who would like to donate may give to Reynoldsville United Methodist Church, 5092 State Route 227 Burdett, NY 14818 in memory of Bill and/or Alta or a donation to a charity of one's choice. You may sign a guestbook or light a "Candle of Remembrance" in their memory online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

PENN YAN--Roy W. Knapton, 89, of Penn Yan, passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. He was born May 28, 1927 in the town of Barrington, the son of Ray P. and Frances M. (Jayne) Knapton. Roy served with the US Army during WWII. On May 1, 1947, he married the former Charlotte M. Spears in Dundee. She died June 17, 2001.
Roy was employed with International Salt Co. in Watkins Glen for 38 years. He was a former member of the Dundee American Legion, former security at the Dundee Race Track and a former member of Civil Defense.
Roy is survived by two sons, Frank (Vonda) Knapton of Guyanoga and Charles (Kim) Knapton of Dundee; three daughters, Donna (Briggs) Johnson of Dundee, Sheryel Knapton of Dundee and Sandra Howell of Penn Yan; a sister, Jennine (Gilbert) Alexander of Burdett; 13 grandchildren, several great- grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sons, David in 2006 and Lyman in 1966; daughter, Dianna in 1954; sisters, Mable Dennison in 2006 and Anna Sims; and brother, Kenneth Knapton.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, Jan. 12 at 1:30 p.m. at Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, with the Rev. Dale Eby officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Dundee. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Himrod Fire Department, 3530 Himrod Road, Himrod, NY 14842. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Geraldine Y. McDonald, 86, of Manchester, Connecticut, the beloved wife of the late John J. McDonald, passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 at home.
Gerry was born in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Joseph and Yvonne Kreft. She lived in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and Montour Falls for most of her adult life before moving to her daughter's home in Manchester seven years ago. Gerry was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. Her love of all living things was reflected in the many expressions of her creative talents. Her humble generosity will be remembered by all who knew her.
Gerry is survived by her son and daughter-in-law John J. McDonald Jr. and Debi of Winthrop, Massachusetts and her daughter and son-in-law Kathleen Koehler and Glenn of Manchester; her grandchildren, Nicholas Johannessen of Barnet, Vermont, Emily Koehler of Charlotte, North Carolina, Abigail Koehler of West Hartford and Natalia McDonald of Winthrop, Massachusetts; her siblings Joanne Browne and her husband Ray of Ferndale, Michigan and Joseph Kreft; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her daughter Suzanne Johannessen who was married to Larry Johannessen of Wilmington, North Carolina.
The family would like to thank Herlina Leibenguth of Ellington, Connecticut, all of Gerry's home care aides and the staff of Vitas Healthcare's Glastonbury office for the loving care and support they provided.
Funeral service was held Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 12 p.m. from the John F. Tierney Funeral Home 219 West Center St., Manchester, with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 12:30 p.m. at St. James Church, 896 Main St., Manchester followed by burial in East Cemetery, Manchester. Family and friends called at the funeral home Wednesday from 11 a.m from 12 p.m. For online condolences please visit www.tierneyfuneralhome.com.
Memorial donations may be made to Vitas Healthcare CT (www.vitas.com/ct/connecticut-hospice/about-us/how-to-donate).

CAMERON--Edward A. Olszyk, 87, passed away Monday Jan. 2, 2017 at the Guthrie Corning Hospital. He was born in Wayne Sept. 8, 1929, the son of Andrew Olszyk and Antonia Murzurk Olszyk.
He graduated from Dundee Central High School.
He married Winifred Short May 8, 1965 in Bradford.
He retired from Taylor Winery in 1991 after 30 years. He played the accordion at dances, he was an avid bowler and golfer. As a young man he belonged to the Dundee Flying Club. He loved to read information and writing. He always wanted to learn.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
He was predeceased by his parents and siblings Julian, Chester and Mary.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Winifred "Winnie" Olszyk of Cameron, his children Wendy (Robert) Kinney of Munnsville, New York, Lori (Sterling) Burdin of Cameron, grandchildren Benjamin and Kelsey Kinney.
In lieu of flowers memorials maybe made in Ed's name to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements are being handled by Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath.

Ronald K. Welch, 80, died peacefully at Elcor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Jan. 4, 2017 in Horseheads.
Ron was born Aug. 10, 1936 in Montour Falls, to Leo and Mary Welch. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1954 to 1962, including a tour on the guided missile cruiser, USS Canberra. He worked at the AkzoNobel Salt factory in Watkins Glen from 1965-1997. He married Carol Clevenger in 1979.
Ron was a dedicated employee, a New York Yankees fan and had a passion for reading.
Ronald Welch is survived by his wife, Carol; his daughter and son-in-law, Stacy and Geoffrey Pierce; his son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Sue; his daughter, Donna; his brothers, Tom and Scott; his sisters, Nancy and Joann; his grandchildren, notably Alex Pierce and Jody Buckley (with Ashley Beasley); and great-grandchildren, notably Cayden Buckley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Mary; his son, Ronnie; and his daughter, Diane Fazzary.
Ron will be remembered in a private ceremony. The family would like to thank Elcor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their dedicated and thoughtful care. Condolences and remembrances at www.barberfuneralhome.com.

Carol A. Wilson, 70, of Walt Gilbert Road, Watkins Glen, passed away Jan. 5, 2017.
Carol was born in Rochester, New York, the daughter of Harold and Ruth (Sager) Bruce. She graduated from Avoca Central School and Olean Business Institute. She worked in medical records at St. James' Hospital until she became a homemaker, raising six children. She also worked many years driving for Hertz Enterprise. She enjoyed snowmobiling, bowling, ceramics, crocheting, camping and working on the family farm. She also helped her husband deliver the Hi-Lites for many years. Carol especially loved and enjoyed her family and family gatherings.
Carol was predeceased by her parents, son Harry Wilson, and special daughter-in-law, Debra Wilson; and mother-in-law, Araminta Howe. She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Charles L. Wilson Sr.; daughters, Noel (Michael) Wheaton and Holly Wilson (Scott Brace); step-sons she always considered her own, Charles L. Wilson Jr. of Chesapeake, Virginia, Robert (Donna) Wilson of Daytona, Florida and David (Susan) Wilson of Fort Plain, New York; daughter-in-law, Rose Wilson of Lindley, New York; 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, Linda Wilson and several nieces and nephews whom she loved.
The family received friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Tuesday Jan. 10, followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. at the funeral home and interment at Beaver Dams Cemetery. A reception will be announced. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be made at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Death Notices
HOWARD S. BEST, 85, of Hampstead, North Carolina, formerly of Watkins Glen, Dec. 11, 2016. Arrangements by Andrews Mortuary and Crematory.
WALTER F. CARSON, 74, formerly of Trumansburg, Jan. 4, 2017 at Seneca Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
BARBARA A. CROSS, 85, Jan. 7, 2017. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
WILLIAM E. JAYNES, 95, of Reynoldsville, Jan. 1, 2017. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
IRENE S. JONES, 88, of Utica, formerly of Penn Yan, Jan. 3, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Utica. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
ROY W. KNAPTON, 89, of Penn Yan, Jan. 6, 2017. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Geraldine Y. McDonald, 86, of Manchester, Connecticut, formerly of Montour Falls, Jan. 5, 2017 at home. Arrangements by Tierney Funeral Home, Manchester.
EDWARD A. OLSZYK, 87, of Cameron, Jan. 2, 2017 at Corning Hospital. Arrangements by Bond-Davis Funeral Home, Bath.
Ronald K. Welch, 80, Jan. 4, 2017 at Elcor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Horseheads. Arrangements by Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads.
CAROL A. WILSON, 70, of Watkins Glen, Jan. 5, 2017. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 1/4/17

LODI--Carol Carnahan, 77, of Lodi, passed away Dec. 20, 2016.
The family received friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Friday, Dec. 23, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.
She is survived by her fiancé and companion of 37 years, Thomas Stewart; children, Terrie Stewart of Burdett, James Carnahan Jr. (Shelia) of Redfield, New York, Linda (James) Potter of Harrisburg, North Carolina and Karen (John) Darling of Interlaken; three brothers, Marvin Secord, Harold (Frances) Secord and Howard (Diane) Secord, all of Burdett; sister, Barbara (Bob) Smith; eight grandchildren, Kristin, Christopher, Keli, Jake, Jaimie, Nikki, Kyle and Jenna; and two great-grandchildren, Thalia and Laurianna.
Carol was born in Waterloo, the daughter of George and Alice Secord. Carol was vice-president and secretary to Tom Stewart Milk Haulers Corporation for 31 years. Carol was a member of the Penn Yan Ladies of the Moose Auxiliary and the Burdett Presbyterian Church. Carol also loved waitressing and hosting at Scuteri's Restuarante & Pizzeria for many years. She also loved crafting and spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Memorial donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.
You may express condolences to the family or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Dundee--Francis E. "Fran'' Leone Sr., 74, of Dundee, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, in Penn Yan.
Honoring his wishes there will be no prior calling hours. A Celebration of his Life will be held at Valicia's Ristoranté at 2155 Long Pond Road, Rochester, beginning at noon Saturday, Jan.7.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Tyrone Volunteer Ambulance Corp., P.O. Box 69, Tyrone, NY 14887.
Fran was born April 26, 1942 in Rochester, the son of Samuel and Josephine Rose Galardi Leone. He graduated from Jefferson High School in Rochester in 1960. He served in the U.S. Army from 1962-1964. On Aug. 23, 1974 in Rochester he married the former Sharon J. Reed. A truck driver for all of his life, he had worked for Rist in Phelps, Ryder in Webster and was currently employed delivering propane for J. M. Trucking, in Reading Center. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping, but his favorite time was spent with his grandchildren.
He is loved and will be dearly missed by his wife of 42 years, Sharon J. Leone at home; two sons, Francis E. "Fran" (Kim) Leone Jr. of Hilton, New York and Raymond C. "Ray" (Donna) Leone of Rushville; a daughter, Amy-Beth (Randy) Abbey of Dundee; four grandchildren, Jessica (Dave) Burland of Canandaigua, Brooke (Jordan Crowe) Leone of Webster, Nicholas F. (Zayna Hartman) Scott of Pulteney and Samantha R. Scott of Dundee; a sister Carol (Michael) Lamendola, a brother James Leone and a godson Barry (Mary Beth) Lamendola, all of Rochester, along with many more nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Dundee/LaPorte, Pennsylvania--William Noel Lough, 74, of Highland Care Center in LaPorte, Pennsylvania died Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 at Robert-Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania.
Calling hours were from 12 to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where a Catholic funeral service was held at 1 p.m. with Father Leo Reinhardt officiating. Burial followed in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
William was born Dec. 6, 1942 in Londonderry, Ireland, one of three sons of William F. and Elizabeth Neville Lough. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a former orderly employed by Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He also had been a caddy for golf courses in the Philadelphia area. He had lived in Dundee from 1994 until 2012 when he moved to LaPorte, Pennsylvania.
He is survived by a brother Edward Lough of County Clare, Ireland; a half-sister Bernadette Hack of England; two aunts Eithna Russell of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Margaret "Peggy" Lough of Havertown, Pennsylvania; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins living in the United States, Ireland and England.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother Patrick Lough Feb. 7, 2014.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Shauna Rose (Moser) Simpson, 67, of Lodi, passed away in the early morning hours Dec. 24, 2016 surrounded by her loving family.
The daughter of David and Evelyn (Varner) Moser, Shauna was born and raised in Hector and was one of those rare individuals who touched the lives of everyone who knew her in deep and profound ways. She had a big heart, a warm and embracing spirit and the ability to make every person she met feel special. Shauna always saw the "good" in everyone and while she had a kind and forgiving nature, she was also a strong woman with absolute determination once she made up her mind.
Shauna was married for over 42 years to the love of her life, Donald Simpson, whose love and devotion throughout their married lives, and whose tender care during her long illness, were an inspiration and a blessing to her and her family and friends. She and Donnie loved to travel and frequently visited area casinos where they would enjoy the shows and buffets and even do a little gambling. Vacations to the Jersey shore were also a highlight in her life, but her favorite times were at home by the pool watching her family swim and play games. Friends would stop by and since she was a great cook she always had a meal at the ready.
Returning to college to complete her associate's degree in 1977, Shauna spent nearly 20 years working for Willard Psychiatric Center and caring for some of the most challenging and seriously ill patients. She loved the work and her patients and treated them with understanding and respect. In turn, she was recognized by her patients and co-workers when she received the New York State Outstanding Employee Award--a recognition that meant a great deal to her.
Shauna is survived by her husband and their two sons, Donald Ryan "Butch" Simpson (Lisa) and Andrew Jason "AJ" Simpson (Kasey); step-children William "Billy" Suffradini, Peter Lee, Sabre Scranton Armstrong and Jody Scranton. She is also survived by her beautiful grandchildren Jason, Madyson, Conner, Piper and Owen, and step-grandchildren Jill, Shannon, Stephanie and Gina who all loved her dearly. Shauna leaves behind her brother David H. Moser III (Dawn), sister Kathy Moser Cole (Chris), sisters-in-law Karen Wood (Joe) and Mimi (Ronald) Simpson and many loving nieces and nephews. Shauna will be deeply missed here on this earth, but she had an abiding faith in God and we know she is with Him now in grace and peace.
Friends and family were invited to calling hours Jan. 4, 12 to 2 p.m. with a service of remembrance immediately following at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St. in Watkins Glen. Online condolences may be made at www.RoyceChedzoy.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Hector Presbyterian Church, 5511 State Route 414, Hector, NY 14841 or the charity of your choice.

Death Notices
CAROL CARNAHAN, 77, of Lodi, Dec. 20, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
ELLEN A. HOBAN, 92, of Canandaigua, Dec. 24, 2016 at MM Euwing Continuing Care Center, Canandaigua. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
FRANCIS E. "FRAN" LEONE SR., 74, of Dundee, Dec. 26, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
WILLIAM N. LOUGH, 74, of Highland Care Center, LaPorte, Pennsylvania, Dec. 19, 2016 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
DOUGLAS N. MOREHOUSE, 80, Dec. 19, 2016. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
WILFREDO A. PEREZ, 63, Dec. 25, 2016. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
DOLLIE D. SHAFFER, 88, of Watkins Glen, Dec. 27, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home.
SHAUNA R. SIMPSON, 67, of Lodi, Dec. 24, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
NELLIE L. TOBIAS, 77, Dec. 23, 2016. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
ROBERT C. WOOD JR., 70, of Branchport, Dec. 14, 2016 at Corning Hospital. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 12/21/16 - 12/28/16

Elizabeth "Liz" Barrows, 79, of Montour Falls, passed away Dec. 16, 2016. She was born in Wellsburg, New York Oct. 24, 1937, the daughter of Edward and Myrtle Conklin. Liz graduated from Southside High School in 1955 and worked as an account clerk for Sears & Roebuck in Elmira.
She was predeceased by her first and second husbands, Lawrence Erickson and Andrew Barrows; and six siblings, Edward, Robert, Charles, William Conklin, Margaret Michaels and Dorothy Stack. She is survived by her beloved life partner and best friend, Gerald "Tob" Tobey; daughter, Barbara Erickson Batley of Princeville, Hawaii; son, Robert (Kelly) Barrows of Elmira; step-son, Andrew Joel Barrows of West Point, Tennessee; brother and sister-in-law, Clifford and Ginny Conklin of Wellsburg; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Wednesday Dec. 21 from 12-1 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m.
Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Humane Society of Schuyler County, P.O. Box 427 Montour Falls, NY 14865 (or online at www.SchuylerHumane.org). You may sign a guestbook or light a "Candle of Remembrance" in her memory online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

David Michael-Harry Giordano, 71, of Watkins Glen, and formerly of LaGrange, California, passed away Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 in Ithaca. He was born in Charlottesville, Virginia April 10, 1945, the son of the late Michael and Barbara (Julian) Giordano. He graduated from Branford High School in Branford, Connecticut. David served three tours of duty in Vietnam with the U.S. Navy from 1964-1968, where he was a gunner on a Huey helicopter and on a swift boat. He was also a MCB 4 SeaBee and received two purple hearts. He worked as a fiberglass fabricator and illustrator, and at PG&E (Pacific Gas & Electric) in Los Angeles. He was a former member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Branford, Connecticut. He was a member of the Italian racing team, Vette Set--a corvette club, and an illustrator in Gasser Wars Magazine (dragster magazine).
He was predeceased by his wife, Laura Ash Giordano, his parents and grandparents Beatrice (Clinton) Julian and Dominic (Anna) Giordano. He is survived by his wife Carol Giordano of LaGrange, California; sister, Carolyn (Giordano) Knowlton of Pre-Emption Road, Watkins Glen and Susan Giordano MacPherson of Suffield, Connecticut; and eight nieces and nephews.
Burial will take place in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Livermore, California. David's family has requested that anyone wishing to honor his memory, to take time to visit a veteran and thank them for his or her service. 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.

Larry C. Murphy Sr., 66, of Covert Road, Burdett, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016.
Larry was born in Canandaigua March 12, 1950, the son of Gordon and Nancy Murphy. He worked for Monroe Muffler in Geneva.
He is survived by four children, Larry Murphy Jr. (Angela) of Waterloo, Gordon Murphy (Jennifer Rotunda) of Waterloo, Stacy Arlington of Watkins Glen and Steven Murphy of Watkins Glen; nine grandchildren, Faith, Hope and Aubree, Kayla and Rebecca, and Nathan, Jace, Julianne and Marcus; and two great-grandchildren, Izaak and Chanelle.
According to his wishes, there will be no funeral services. You may sign a guestbook or light a "Candle of Remembrance" in his memory on line at www.RoyceChedzoy.com Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

Death Notices
ELIZABETH "LIZ" BARROWS, 79, of Montour Falls, Dec. 16, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
DAVID M. GIORDANO, 71, of Watkins Glen, Dec. 10, 2016 in Ithaca. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Larry C. Murphy Sr., 66, of Burdett, Dec. 13, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
DAVID J. SCHIMIZZI, 50, of Watkins Glen, Dec. 12, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
FRANCES "PATTY" WELSH, 92, of Montour Falls, Dec. 9, 2016 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Montour Falls.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 12/14/16

William Ward Cate, 86, of Madison passed away Dec. 1, 2016 at Dogwood Village in Orange, Virginia. He was born Nov. 29, 1930 in Montour Falls to Bert Clarence Cate and Ruth Eliza Spencer Cate. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Louis Clarence Cate; three sisters, Dorothy Lancashire, Margaret Ward and Barbara White.
He is survived by his wife, Eugenia (Genie) Harper Cate; three sons, Brett V. Cate of Monroeville, Pennsylvania, Spencer W. Cate of Sterling, Virginia and Barry H. Cate of Naperville, Illinois; five grandchildren, Devin and Samantha Cate, Trevor and Adam Cate, and Barry T. Cate; nieces and nephews, Marti Cate, Pat Bridge, Peggy Kelley, Barbara Halpern, Paul Cate, Ronald White and Thomas White.
Bill was born and raised in his beloved hometown of Montour Falls, where the local school still bears his father's name. He graduated from Hamilton College, near Syracuse, where his life-long devotion to the Syracuse basketball team had its roots. Throughout his life, Bill expressed deep appreciation for the education he received at Hamilton and attended many reunions until is health prevented his attendance after his 60th year.
Upon graduation, he and his roommate of four years enlisted in the Army, expecting to be assigned together. Instead, Bob was sent to Korea and Bill to Germany. Bill returned home three years later to begin his civilian career at Westinghouse, then moved to Merganthaler in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania and was swept away at his first sight of Eugenia Harper. He demanded that his friends arrange a blind date and the rest is history. Bill and Genie were married in 1960, moved to State College, Pennsylvania, where Bill took a position with HRB Singer, then transferred to the new town of Reston, Virginia, where they settled with their three sons until retirement.
After Genie sold her Great Falls Greenhouses business, they moved to Madison, Virginia where they raised peonies, day lilies, and iris and where Bill continued to lead his sons and grandchildren in their unflagging support of Syracuse basketball and of his beloved New York Yankees and New York Giants, teams which have Bill to thank for their most avid fan base. Bill's cheers will no longer be heard, but the chorus he has raised will shout all the louder in his honor.
The family wishes to thank Dogwood Village and Legacy Hospice for their excellent care given to Bill.
Condolences may be sent to www.preddyfuneralhomes.com.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Hamilton College, Attention: Scholarships, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Dennis J. Kelly, 72 of Hector, passed away Dec. 5, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Gigi Kelly; children, Robin (David) Dyer, James (Sara) Kelly and Patrick Kelly; brother, Ronald (Melanie) Kelly; sister, Sheila Kelly; four grandchildren, Nicole, Brian, Logan and Hunterlynn; and former wife and friend, Kathleen (Daniel) Hecimovac, all of Syracuse. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Shirley Kelly, and daughter-in-law, Amanda Kelly. Dennis was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing and hunting deer, elk and turkey. He worked at General Motors in Syracuse for 27 years and later worked at Shepard-Niles in Montour Falls.
You may extend condolences to the family or "Light A Candle" in his memory online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com

Eloise Rundle MacDowell, 94, of Odessa passed away Dec. 5, 2016 at Seneca View. She was born March 17, 1922 to LeRoy and Beulah Ward, Beartown Road, Painted Post. She is survived by daughters Sandra (Jimmy) Seafuse, Barbara (Jim) Halpin and Kathy Brown (Daniel, deceased); six grandchildren, nine great-grand-children, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husbands Charles William (Bill) Rundle and Richard MacDowell, and three brothers.
She was Odessa village clerk, Odessa-Montour School cafeteria manager and a registered nurse at Schuyler Hospital. She was very active in the community including the Odessa Baptist Church. She was an accomplished seamstress and a fabulous cook and baker. She enjoyed gardening and traveled extensively in the U.S. with both her husbands. She and husband Dick transformed a bare field into the beautiful property in Odessa where she had been living.
The family wishes to recognize the special and loving care given their Mom by Audrey and Noreen.
Arrangements are by the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home and services will be held at the discretion of the family at a later time.
Geraldine "Gerry" Manz, 73, of Montour Falls passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her friends and family Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. Geraldine was born Oct. 3, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York to Caroline and William Manz. She moved with her family to Tyrone in 1977 and has called Montour Falls her home since 1991 where she has lived with The Arc of Schuyler and attended their day program full time.
Gerry was a very spirited woman who loved to stay active. She was an avid connoisseur of coffee. She enjoyed taking walks around her community and spending time with her friends.
Gerry is survived by her sister, Carol Lancelot of Largo, Florida; nephews, Scott, Bobby and Greg with their families and niece, Lorayne, with her family. She was predeceased by her parents, brother-in-law, Bob, and nephew, Steven. Gerry is also survived by her entire family at The Arc of Schuyler, who will miss her greatly.
Family and friends called at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Friday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. A celebration of Gerry's life was held at the funeral home at 12 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in Geraldine's name, may be made to The Arc of Schuyler, 203 12th St., Watkins Glen.
There's a very special place, beyond the skies above, somewhere very peaceful, full of light and love. A special place called heaven, where you are free. It was your time to go so the angels took you home. Rest in peace, Aunt Gerry. You may extend condolences to the family or "Light A Candle" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Death Notices
SHARON L. BUCKLAND, 79, Dec. 7, 2016. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
WILLIAM W. CATE, 86, of Madison, Virginia, formerly of Montour Falls, Dec. 1, 2016 at Dogwood Village, Orange, Virginia. Arrangements by Preddy Funeral Homes.
DAVID GIORDANO, 71, Dec. 10, 2016. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
DENNIS J. KELLY, 72, of Hector, Dec. 5, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
ELOISE RUNDLE MACDOWELL, 94, of Odessa, Dec. 5, 2016 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
GERALDINE "GERRY" MANZ, 73, of Montour Falls, Dec. 5, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
C. LUCILE WALBRIDGE, 91, Dec. 10, 2016. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.













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