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Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 6/22/16

Rushville/Penn Yan--Chad Druker II, 24, of Rushville died unexpectedly Friday, June 17, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
Friends are invited to calling hours from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 23 at the Penn Yan United Methodist Church, corner of Main and Chapel Streets, Penn Yan, with the Rev. Jeffrey Childs officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Chad's memory to Addictions Awareness Fund c/o Y.S.A.C. --Yates County Substance Abuse Coalition, 620 West Washington St., Geneva, NY 14456.
Chad was born Nov. 28, 1991 in Bath, the son of Chad Druker I and Kelly A. Campbell Druker. He graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 2011. He was employed by Dailey Electric Inc. of Penn Yan.
Chad was a loving, kind, charismatic young man who loved his family and friends. He loved riding four wheelers and was a member of the Demon Run ATV Club; he enjoyed gaming, music and weight lifting, and was also a member of the Y.C.R.R. -- Yates County Recreation Center.
He is loved and will be missed by all who knew him, including his heartbroken family, mother Kelly A. (Daniel J. Northup) Druker of Dundee, father Chad (Angela) Druker I of Penn Yan, sister Jessica R. Druker of Dundee; four brothers, Zachary T. Druker of Dundee, Sean Stape, Dylan Stape and Anthony Druker, all of Penn Yan; grandparents Robert (Helen) Druker Sr. of Dundee, Joan L. Scotchmer of Dundee, Donald G. Campbell Jr. of Wayne and Franklin (Vonda) Knapton of Penn Yan; two uncles, Robert (Tammy) Druker Jr. of Dundee and Christopher C. Campbell of Waterloo; two aunts, Tracey Thompson of Rushville and Lisa Soucy of San Diego, California; three nephews, Brayden, Kaiden and Bentley; and countless friends.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Donald A. "Don" Flatt, 87, formerly of Odessa, passed away Monday, June 13, 2016 at the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen, New Hampshire. He was born in Odessa Sept. 26, 1928, the son of G. Arthur and Dorothy F. Flatt. He attended Lyndonville and Odessa schools and Cornell University. Don served with the U.S. Army and was a combat veteran of the Korean War. He also served in the Air Force Reserves and was a longtime licensed pilot. Don managed the Ithaca Agway for 25 years, and later retired from Cornell University Veterinary College.
Don was a trustee for Laurel Hill Cemetery, president and secretary of the Odessa Lions Club, mayor and trustee of the village of Odessa, trustee of the D.S. Peterson Library, chief of the Scottish-American Society, lay leader and chairman of the trustees of the Odessa Methodist Church. He was Past Legion Commander, co-founder of the Schuyler County Memorial Park, did tours for the National Wartime Museum and was co-founder of the Odessa "Breakfast Club" (three men grew to 25). Don loved the outdoors and hunted and fished on three different continents.
He is survived by his wife, June Ann; son, Robert A. Flatt; daughter, Peggy Flatt-Danis (Patrick); sister, Beverly Riley; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Marjorie Brink and Barbara Flatt.
Graveside services with full military honors were held Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Laurel Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Odessa-Catharine United Methodist Church or the Schuyler County Veterans Memorial Park. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visitwww.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Bradford--Colleen L. Howell, 90, of Bradford died Monday, June 13, 2016 at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls.
Colleen was born Oct. 31, 1925 in Syracuse, the daughter of Lloyd and Hattie Scott Moore. She graduated from Dundee Central School in 1943. On June 16, 1945 she married Van Liew Howell, who passed away Nov. 11, 1981. Mrs. Howell was a bookkeeper for 30 years at the former Dundee State Bank in Dundee, retiring in 1987. She was a dedicated 66-year member and former treasurer of the Tyrone Methodist Church.
She is loved and will be missed by her daughter, Connie C. (Marty) West of Bradford; two granddaughters, Debra L. (Stephe) Bedient of Watkins Glen and Tammy L. (Jay) Little of Corning; four great grandchildren, Matt and Jared Bedient, Kyle and Amber Little; two nephews, Larry (Joan) Howell and Bob (Dorothy) Howell, both of Florida; and two nieces, Elsie Emerson of Massachusetts and Janet Bower of Florida.
Friends were invited to calling hours from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, June 16 at the Tyrone United Methodist Church, Church Street, Tyrone, where her funeral service was held at 2 p.m. with Pastor Beth Kottemann officiating. Burial followed in Tyrone Union Cemetery, Tyrone.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tyrone United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1, Tyrone, NY 14887 or the Tyrone Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 69, Tyrone, NY 14887.
Special thanks to Dr. Blanche Borzell who was her very caring doctor for many years, and also to the staff at Schuyler Hospital, for their very compassionate ways.
Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Penn Yan--Norman Lester Morse, 98, longtime resident of Houston, Texas, died peacefully from complications of Parkinson's at Penn Yan Manor April 13, 2016, in the care of family and staff. Norman was born Nov. 25, 1917 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the son of Lester Forrest and Marie Butz Morse. He attended Carlisle High School in Carlisle, Pa., graduating as valedictorian. He received his B.S. in chemical engineering from Lehigh University and his PhD in chemistry in 1943 from the University of Rochester, where he met his lifelong love, Martha Lawson, who he married in 1945.
Norman worked for Shell Oil Company and Shell Development Company from 1943, retiring in 1982. He made many lifelong friends at Shell, who shared his interests in art, crafts and music. A football player in high school and college, his sports interests also included tennis, golf (he caddied and was close to a scratch golfer in his youth), sailing, canoeing and swimming. His family remembers his daily third mile swim and he greatly enjoyed golfing with his son and son-in-law during summers at Seneca Lake.
Passionately devoted to world peace, Norman served as president of the United Nations Association of Houston and ran the Model U. N. program for local high schools. He and Martha hosted many foreign students, helping them understand the idiosyncrasies of English, and American culture. Frequent travelers abroad, they often stayed with foreign friends. Norman was an ecumenical Christian, espousing the teachings of Christ and a broad-minded view of religion. He and Martha were founding members and deacons of the First Congregational Church of Houston. Avid patrons of the arts, they were members of the Grand Opera, Symphony, Ballet and Museum of Fine Arts.
Norman is remembered by all as a perfect gentleman -- polite, rarely showing anger, ready with good advice when requested and compliments and encouragement when needed. His grandchildren thought of "Grandfather Sir" as amazing, telling them stories, taking them sailing, sending poems for birthdays and valentines, and traveling long distances with Martha to attend graduations.
His wife Martha and siblings Ted, Don, Barbara, Pat and Mickey predeceased Norman. Surviving are his children Bob (Mimi) Morse, Betsy (Roger) Howland, Bill (Maude) Morse; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, along with his sister-in-law Frances Lawson and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home in Dundee. A celebration of his life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 2at the First Presbyterian Church, 31 Main St., Dundee, followed by refreshments.
Contributions may be given to Missions Fund of the First Congregational Church of Houston, the Dundee Historical Society, or UNICEF. The family gives special thanks to the staff at Penn Yan Manor for their personal attention to Norman, and to our Lawson relatives in the area for their visits to Norman and their hospitality in hosting family visits. Online condolences can be sent by visiting http://www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Anna Munroe, 75, of Valois, passed away May 29, 2016. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Valois-Hector-Logan Fire Department in Hector.
Anna was born in Montour Falls May 12, 1941, to the late Robert and Margaret (Funk) Holford. Survivors include her husband, John M. Munroe; sons, James R. Munroe (Susan Cecce) and Michael J. Munroe; daughter, Tammy L. Munroe (Robert Carrigan); brothers, Robert Holford Jr. (JoAnn), James A. Munroe, and Richard E. Munroe (Ann); sisters, Elizabeth Landon (Alfred) and Pat Chaffie; seven grandchildren, Marisha Munroe, Jeffrey Munroe, John Munroe, Shauna Carrigan, Kylee Carrigan, Jessica Cecce and Katie Cecce; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the V-L-H Fire Department or V-L-H Women's Auxiliary, PO Box 46, Hector, NY 14841.
You may express condolences to the family or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

Death Notices
HELEN MARIE "MICKEY" BALTHASAR, 79, June 19, 2016. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
JANE P. DAVIS, 93, of Branchport, June 11, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
Chad Druker II, 24, of Rushville, June 17, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Donald A. Flatt, 87, formerly of Odessa, June 13, 2016 at Merrimack County Nursing Home, Boscawen, New Hampshire. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
DONALD T. FRARY, 49, of Watkins Glen, June 11, 2016 at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Colleen L. Howell, 90, of Bradford, June 13, 2016 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
JOHN F. "JACK" KELLIHER, 69, of Utica, June 14, 2016. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
HELEN G. "TRUDY" MINICHIELLO, 76, of Lakeland, Florida, formerly of Watkins Glen, June 14, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Norman Lester Morse, 98, formerly of Houston, Texas, April 13, 2016 at Penn Yan Manor. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Anna Munroe, 75, of Valois, May 29, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
KYLE L. THINGVOLL, 35, of Penn Yan, June 18, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 6/15/16

Bradford--Major William E. "Billy'' Croft, 48, of Lamoka Lake, Bradford, died Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his family.
William was born Feb. 27, 1968 in Corning, the son of William E. and Jean Marie (Welsh) Croft.
Billy graduated from Dundee Central School in 1987. In 1990 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and began his military career. While in the Army, he achieved the rank of major and served multiple tours overseas, including Germany, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Africa. While serving his country he also worked to complete his bachelor's degree of science in education from the State University at Cortland. In 1994 Billy graduated from the Southern Tier Police Academy and started his law enforcement career in Watkins Glen. Billy later went on to serve and protect for the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Wolcott PD, Lyons PD and eventually retired from the Newark Police Department.
He is loved and will be forever missed by his twin daughters Maria J. Croft and Hannah N. Croft, his son William "Bryson" Croft and step-son Ryan W. Clark-Sulkey, all of Newark, New York; his father William E. Croft of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, mother Jean Marie (Donald) Kosty of Lamoka Lake, brother Joseph "Joey" H. (Kerry) Croft of Williamson, New York, sister Kerri M. (John) Cover of Millersburg, Pennsylvania, uncles John "Ben" (Darlene) Welsh of Italy Hill, New York, Edward J. (Priscilla) Croft of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, aunt Margaret Moore of Prospect, Kentucky, nephew Harry "LJ" Croft, nieces Katelynn Cover, Jessica Cover and Elizabeth "Libby" Croft, cousin Ron "Grew" (Patricia) Tormey and family, and close friends Mary Hilkert and family; along with several dear cousins, countless friends and all of his fellow brothers and sisters in law enforcement and the U.S. Armed Forces.
Rest in peace, we'll take it from here.
Friends were invited to calling hours from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 13 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. A funeral mass was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 14 at St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen, with Father Tom Mull and Father Steve Lape officiating. Burial with full military honors will be held at the convenience of the family in Tyrone Union Cemetery, Tyrone.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Sports Boosters for Track and Football, P.O. Box 53 Dundee, NY 14837 or the Tyrone Fire Department, P.O. Box 69 Tyrone, NY 14887.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Robert E. Gauck, 60, of Montour Falls, left this life to be with his beloved daughter, Melinda, and wife Debra Monday, May 30, 2016. Also, his parents, Eugene F. and Ester (Dimmick) Gauck preceded him. Rob leaves his loving daughter, Jessica (Chris) Sokira, son Jason (Kristie) Gauck; the prides of his life--grandchildren, Hailey, Brooke and Jason Gauck, and Owen and Gwendolyn Sokira; beloved sister, Gwen (Gregg) Ruvolo; brothers, Gerald and John (Mari) Gauck; his children's mother, Katherine (Ash) Mauler; many loving nieces and nephews; a faithful companion Linda and his best pal "Buddy."
Robert served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Austin (LPD-4). He was a very loyal Harley-Davidson enthusiast and an avid New York Yankees fan.
The family will receive friends Friday, June 17 from 5-7 p.m. at the Watkins Glen Elks Lodge, 300 N. Madison Ave., Watkins Glen. A graveside service with full military honors will be held Saturday, June 18, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira (Mt. Zoar St. entrance). His final rest will be at the side of his beloved wife Debra. Remembrances may be made to the Humane Society of Schuyler County. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visitwww.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Richard C. Joslyn, 85, of Watkins Glen, passed away June 10, 2016. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home Friday, June 17 from 1 to 3 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will follow at the Union Cemetery of Hector in Burdett. Guests are invited to join the family at the Montour Falls Moose Lodge to share memories and light refreshments after the burial.
Richard was born in Tyre, New York, one of 12 children to Claude and Sarah Joslyn. He was also predeceased his brother, David, and two sisters, Velma Leonard and Shirley Buck. Richard is survived by his wife, Jennie; three children, Susan (Howard) Reed, Richard Joslyn II and Timothy Joslyn, all of Watkins Glen; eight brothers and sisters, Margaret States of Odessa, Edna Robbins of Georgia, Barbara (Leslie) Williams of Burlington, Pennsylvania, Alice Sampson of Burlington, Pennsylvania, Judy Henley of Rochester, Frank Joslyn of Watkins Glen, Claude Joslyn of Georgia and Gary Joslyn of North Carolina; three grandchildren, Jennifer (Brian) Mahuta of Maryland, Jacqueline Joslyn of Arizona, and Justin (Morgan) Reed of Syracuse; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Richard honorably served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked as a truck driver for Roadway Express, Inc. of Elmira for many years and was a member of the Teamsters Union. He was a communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen and a member of the American Legion Post #1612. He was a former member of Moose Lodge #426 and The Improved Order of Red Men #201. He was also a member of the former Schuyler County Fire Police Association. Richard was known as an avid Bingo and card player.
Memorials in the name of Richard Joslyn may be directed to "Voluntary Services" at the Bath Veterans Center, 76 Veteran's Ave., Bath, NY 14810. You may express condolences to the family or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Corning--David G. Pierce, 66, of Corning died unexpectedly Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Corning Center, in Corning.
Honoring the family wishes, there will be no prior calling hours. A graveside memorial service with military honors will be held at 1 p.m.Wednesday, June 22 in Hillside Cemetery, Route 14A, Dundee, with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating.
David was born Aug. 22, 1949 in Corning, the son of the late Robert Henry Pierce and the former Anna Mae Tapper Pierce. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps; he served in Vietnam and was awarded the Purple Heart. A former employee of Corning Glass, he retired in 2007 as a supervisor for World Kitchen in Corning. Mr. Pierce was a Life Member of the Corning VFW and enjoyed golf and bowling.
He is survived by his mother Anna Mae Pierce-Putnam of Corning, four brothers Ronald H. (Sue) Pierce of Hornby, Donald G. (Sheri) Pierce of Corning, Douglas A. Pierce with whom he made his home and Jeff L. (Loretta) Pierce of Addison; four sisters Lucinda A. (DuWayne) Boesiger of Hemet, California, Doreen C. (Randy) Evans of Corning, Denise A. (Harold) Cady of Caton, New York and Lorie M. (Scott) Woodruff of Hornby; former step son Jordan (Megan) Phillips and their four children of Elmira; numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his dad, he was predeceased by two brothers Steven and Robert Pierce, a step-granddaughter Ava Phillips and a sister-in-law Robin Pierce.
Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visitingwww.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Dale William VanWormer Sr., 52, of Montour Falls, died unexpectedly June 1, 2016, at his residence in Montour Falls, after suffering a long series of medical problems for many years. There are no prior visitation hours. The family received friends and relatives at a Requiem Holy Eucharist service in Dale's memory celebrated at St. James' Episcopal Church in Watkins Glen, at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 10.
Dale was born in Lancaster, California to Norvelle and Violet VanWormer, who later moved to Trumansburg, where he attended school. After high school, Dale worked with several contractors and began his own career as a carpenter. He became well known for his skill and his ability to fix almost anything. He also worked as a contractor and a salesman during his lifetime. His passion for building was only surpassed by his love for his pets and especially for his only son, Dale Jr. He very much enjoyed cooking, in which he was primarily self-taught. He prided himself on creating unique recipes, his grilling technique, and also in perfecting traditional meals such as the Sundayroast. He will always be remembered for preparing these delicious meals and sharing them with his family and friends.
Dale is survived by his son, Dale Jr.; father, Norvelle "Bud"; mother, Violet; brothers, Larry, Ronnie and Clinton; sister, Nancy; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Dale is predeceased in death by his wife Deb and brothers, Glen and David.
You may express condolences to the family or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

Death Notices
LAWRENCE T. BEAM SR., 75, June 6, 2016. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
MAJOR WILLIAM E. "BILLY" CROFT, 48, of Bradford, June 7, 2016 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Robert E. Gauck, 60, of Montour Falls, May 30, 2016. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Richard C. Joslyn, 85, of Watkins Glen, June 10, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
THOMAS W. MORRELL, 89, June 5, 2016. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
DAVID G. PIERCE, 66, of Corning, June 11, 2016 at Corning Center. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
ROXANNE M. SLATER, 64, June 10, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
V. CLARK SWITZER, 87, June 10, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
Dale W. VanWormer Sr., 52, of Montour Falls, June 1, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 6/8/16

Dundee/Tyrone--Carl K. Conklin, 74, of Tyrone died Sunday, June 5, 2016.
Carl was born Feb. 17, 1942, in Port Jervis, New York, the son of the late Foster and Cordelia (Foster) Conklin. Carl was a retired self-employed plumber. He was a true people person who loved his family. He went out of his way caring for anyone in need, and cherished time spent with friends at The Lost & Found and The Waneta Inn.
Carl is survived by wife of 37 years, Cartha A. Conklin at home; son, Roy C. (Daphne) Conklin of Elmira; daughters, Darcy Lighthouse of North Chili, Mary Ellen (Tim) Westervelt of Addison, Anna (Tom) Giambrone of Big Flats, New York and Melissa (John) Watson of Elmira; brothers, Robert Conklin of Elmira Heights, Eugene (Shelba) Conklin of Pine City, New York and Jerry (Judi) Conklin of Lacey, Washington; sisters, Helene Hayes of Horseheads, Lucille Millspaugh of Houston, Texas, Dorothy Hood of Youngsville, North Carolina and Karon (Roger) Johnson of Horseheads; eight grandchildren, one great-grandson, numerous nieces and nephews, countless friends and his faithful four-legged best friends, Maggie and Killer.
He was predeceased by an infant daughter Clare Cordelia Conklin, a newborn grandson Ray Baxter Conklin, a brother and his wife Raymond and Betty Conklin, a sister-in-law Joan Conklin, and brothers-in-law Kenneth Hayes, Richard Millspaugh and Charles Hood.
Honoring his wishes, there are no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1120 S. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620, or the charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visitingwww.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Dundee/Penn Yan--Barbara S. Crans, 91, of Penn Yan, formerly of Dundee, died Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home.
Barbara was born Jan. 21, 1925 in Penn Yan, the daughter of Howard and Helen (Rector) Swarthout. She graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 1942. On Jan. 24, 1943 in Penn Yan she married Henry William "Harry" Crans, who passed away June 25, 2006.
A life long area resident, having spent some of her childhood in Buffalo, Barbara was a homemaker all of her life. She worked in the book store of Lakemont Academy in the mid 1960s, and after her nest was empty, she returned to school to pursue her nursing dream, graduating from the Marion S. Whelan School of Nursing as the oldest member of the class of 1976. She accepted a position as an LPN at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home where she worked until her retirement in 1984.
Mrs. Crans was a devoted member of the Dundee Baptist Church, having been a former trustee, deaconess and Sunday school teacher. She was also a former member of the Crystal Valley Grange, a former 4-H leader and had served for 16 years as election inspector from 1989-2005. She enjoyed gardening, sold produce and loved helping raise her grandchildren.
She is loved and will be missed by two sons, Henry W. (Deb) Crans of Newfield, New York and Timothy J. Crans of Hammondsport; two daughters, Helen E. (Richard) Axtell of Dundee and Barbara (Arden) Sorensen of Himrod; many wonderful grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a son James E. Crans in 2008, and a grandson Scott Kiklowicz in 1998.
Friends were invited to calling hours from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, June 6 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where a memorial service was held at noon with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating. Inurnment will be in Lakemont Cemetery, at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Baptist Church, 20 Seneca St., Dundee, NY 14837 or to the Manor Crest Foundation, 411 Clinton St., Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Calvin J. Crouch, 62, of Montour Falls passed away peacefully May 31, 2016 after a long illness. Calvin was born Feb. 2, 1954 in town of Barton, New York to Herschel and Henrietta Filippetti Crouch. He is survived by his loving wife and friend of almost 43 years, Nancy; children, Jessica Duvall of Owego and Anntionette Crouch (Todd Crayton) of Penn Yan; four grandchildren, Rosalyn Duvall, Vincent Duvall, Christian Hall and Kimberly Mcconnell; great-granddaughter, Kouria; several aunts and cousins; father and mother-in-law, Dan and Ann Neumire of Reading Center; sister-in-law Cindy Neumire; brothers-in-law and their wives, Danny (Joanne), Don (Tracy), Dale (Janet) and Dana (Christina) Neumire, several nieces and nephews and also several great friends.
Calvin was employed by Enterprise Products Corporation (TEPPCO) for over 36 years. He loved spending time with family and friends, and was passionate about his hobbies, including model building, woodworking and miniatures. Calvin enjoyed any style of auto racing, spending many weekends flagging at the track. He also enjoyed being outdoors fishing, hunting and watching wildlife. He also enjoyed traveling everywhere from across country to southern beaches. Calvin always loved a good card game, good food, and laughing. He coached Small Fry Football for many years. He also coached wrestling at Odessa and Watkins Glen schools. Calvin will be remembered for his great smile and laugh.
The family received friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Sunday from 4-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen Monday at 10:30 a.m., followed by committal service at Holy Cross Cemetery. Thanks to everyone who helped along the way. We will all miss him. Those wishing to remember Calvin may consider a donation to one's charity of their choice. You may express condolences to the family in our online guestbook or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Robert E. Gauck, 60, of Montour Falls, left this life to be with his beloved daughter, Melinda, and wife Debra Monday, May 30, 2016. Also, his parents, Eugene F. and Ester (Dimmick) Gauck preceded him. Rob leaves his loving daughter, Jessica (Chris) Sokira; son, Jason (Kristie) Gauck; the prides of his life, grandchildren Hailey, Brooke and Jason Gauck, and Owen and Gwendolyn Sokira; beloved sister, Gwen (Gregg) Ruvolo; brothers, Gerald and John (Mari) Gauck; his children's mother, Katherine (Ash) Mauler; many loving nieces and nephews, a faithful companion Linda and his best pal "Buddy."
Robert served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Austin (LPD-4). He was a very loyal Harley-Davidson enthusiast and an avid New York Yankees fan.
A graveside service with full military honors will be held Saturday, June 18 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira (Mt. Zoar Street entrance). His final rest will be at the side of his beloved wife Debra. Remembrances may be made to the Humane Society of Schuyler County. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visitwww.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Kermit G. Leonard, 99, former lifelong resident of Mecklenburg, passed away at Cayuga Medical Center Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
Kermit was born July 25, 1916 in Mecklenburg, a son of Fred and Henrietta (Warren) Leonard. He owned and operated his own farm and was an extremely active member of the Mecklenburg community throughout his entire life. Kermit was the last surviving charter member of the Mecklenburg Fire Department, served as a trustee at the Mecklenburg United Methodist Church and was a member of the Trumansburg Masonic Lodge #157 for over 70 years.
Kermit is survived by a daughter, Sally (Chuck) Sumner; one grandchild, Rusdi (Cindi Wetmore) Sumner and two great- grandchildren, Dylan and Jagger Sumner. In addition to his parents, Kermit was preceded in death by his wife Grace Leonard in 2000; three sisters, Freda Batty, Eleanor Soule and Vivian Leonard; and a half-brother, Asa Leonard.
The family will be present to receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St., Trumansburg. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 12 at the Mecklenburg United Methodist Church, 6063 Turnpike Road, Mecklenburg.
The family asks those that would like to make a contribution in Kermit's memory to kindly consider the Mecklenburg United Methodist Church, PO Box 66, Mecklenburg, NY 14863 or the Mecklenburg Fire Department, PO Box 108, Mecklenburg, NY 14863.
For additional information, please contact Ness-Sibley Funeral Home at 607-387-8151 or visit www.ness-sibley.com.

Charles F. Perry, 82, of Watkins Glen passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016 after a brief illness. The family will receive friends and relativesFriday, June 10, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen. A funeral service celebrating his life will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Altay Baptist Church in Dundee. Followed by burial and military honors at the Union Cemetery of Tyrone.
Charles was born April 13, 1934 in Tyrone to Raymond and Mildred Perry. He was the middle child of nine children. He honorably served in the U.S. Army. He was predeceased by his parents and siblings, Celia Bowdin, Doris Pipes, Alfred Perry and Grace Ameigh. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, June; daughters, Loretta (Ed) Howell of Himrod, Sandy (Roger) Scott of Cary, North Carolina, Ella Hullings of Penn Yan, Evelyn Hetherington of Watkins Glen and Cheryll (Eric) Navestad of Montour Falls; step-daughter, Tammy Maas of Phoenix, Arizona; four brothers, Albert, Robert, Edward and Lawrence Perry; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends.
Charles was a member and trustee of the Altay Baptist Church, a 45 year IAEI (Genesee Valley Chapter) and Life Member of Local 313 International Union (Painted Post). He loved gardening and loved to share his vegetables with his family and friends.
Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Altay Baptist Church, 4289 Six Corners Dundee, NY 14837; or Tyrone Fire Department, P.O. Box 69, Tyrone, NY. You may express condolences to the family or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" online atwww.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Marjorie E. Starkweather, 94, of Montour Falls, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. She was born July 9, 1921, the daughter of Charles H. and Edith M. (Coykendall) Carrigan. Marjorie was a member of the Odessa Baptist Church, Women of the Moose in Montour Falls, the Rebekahs, Odessa Fire Department Women's Auxiliary and a former Girl Scout leader.
She was predeceased by her husband Merle Starkweather; brothers and sister, Gerald and Robert Carrigan, Elaine Anderson, Vera Thomas and Ruth Givin. She is survived by her children, Merle (Jean) Starkweather of Zephyrhills, Florida, Carol (Frank) Dudgeon of Cayuta, David (Helen) Starkweather of Montour Falls, Diane Johnson of Cocoa Beach, Florida and Bonnie (Douglas) Schwenn of South Lima, New York; sisters, Helen VanSkiver of Odessa and Arlene Sherrouse of Lakeland, Florida; 14 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Burial will be in Highland Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Odessa Fire Department. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visitwww.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Dundee--Maurice Guy Waldorf Sr., 79, of Dundee, died peacefully Friday, May 27, 2016 in the comfort of his home.
A celebration of his life is being planned for July 2016.
Maurice was born July 21, 1936 in Sodus, New York, the only son of the late Maurice George Waldorf and Selma Jorgenson Waldorf. Maurice retired from the New York Department of Correctional Services. He worked as a welder at the Napanoch and the Wallkill correctional facilities. Maurice enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, riding his motorcycles, weightlifting, talking to his buddies on the CB radio and engaging in conversation with anyone who wanted to talk.
Maurice is survived by two daughters, Pearl Waldorf of Greely, Pennsylvania and Ada (James) Linzalone of Johnson City, Tennessee; two sons, Maurice (Diana) Waldorf Jr. of Mechanicsville, Maryland and Otto Waldorf of Solomons, Maryland; four sisters, Constance A. Frank of Newark, New York, Carol J. Mann of Raleigh, North Carolina, Sandra J. (George) Santerre of Wolcott, New York and Sharon M. (Charles) Reuss of Glendale, Arizona; seven grandchildren, Justin (Marybeth) Waldorf, Gary (Melissa) Espinosa, Betty Ann Wallace, Jason Wallace, Angelo (Melissa) Papini, Joseph Papini and Deandrea Wilson; several great-grandchildren; his aunt Joyce Grass of North Rose, New York and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visitingwww.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Florence C. Wilbur, 89, of Station Road in Watkins Glen, passed away peacefully June 2, 2016. The family received friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Monday, June 6, 2016 from 1-3 p.m., followed by a funeral service at the funeral home at 3 p.m., the Rev. Nancy Meehan-Yao officiating; burial at Glenwood Cemetery.
She was predeceased by her husband, David "Bud" Wilbur Sr.; parents, Clayton Sr. and Belva Crout; two brothers, Claire Goltry and Arnold Crout; three sisters, Mary Yaw, Lillian Johnson and Eldred Sgrecci; son-in-law, John Pratt Sr.; grandson, John Pratt Jr. and daughter-in-law, Linda Wilbur. She is survived by four children, Richard Wilbur, Nancy Pratt, David Jr. (Donna) Wilbur and Deborah (John) Brame; brother, Clayton (Geraldine) Crout Jr. and sister-in-law, Carole Crout; several nieces and nephews, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
In 1943, she met the love of her life, David "Bud" Wilbur and they later married Sept. 23, 1944. She and her husband raised their four children on a 144- acre farm in Watkins Glen. She served as a Schuyler County 4-H Leader for over eight years. She also enjoyed cooking, baking and gardening. After her husband retired, they pursued his dream, to own a team of draft horses. They traveled the state to numerous draft horse pulling competitions, winning numerous trophies and ribbons.
You may express condolences to the family or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Death Notices
HELENE ANN BECKER, 59, of Penn Yan, May 23, 2016. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
Carl K. Conklin, 74, of Tyrone, died Sunday, June 5, 2016. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
BARBARA S. CRANS, 91, of Penn Yan, formerly of Dundee, May 31, 2016 at Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
CALVIN J. CROUCH, 62, of Montour Falls, May 31, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
HAZEL ERWAY, 90, May 30, 2016. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
ROBERT E. GAUCK, 60, of Montour Falls, May 30, 2016. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Kermit G. Leonard, 99, of Mecklenburg, June 1, 2016 at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca. Arrangements by Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, Trumansburg.
ANNA MUNROE, 75, May 29, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Charles F. Perry, 82, of Watkins Glen, June 5, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
MARJORIE E. STARKWEATHER, 94, of Montour Falls, May 29, 2016 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
DALE W. VANWORMER SR., 52, of Montour Falls, June 1, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
MAURICE G. WALDORF SR., 79, of Dundee, May 27, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
FLORENCE C. WILBUR, 89, of Watkins Glen, June 2, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 6/1/16

Penn Yan--Margaret (Peg) Flynn, 96, passed away peacefully at her home May 25, 2016 surrounded by her loving family.
Friends were invited to join the family to pray the Rosary Saturday, May 28 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Church, Liberty Street, Penn Yan. Calling hours were from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., also Saturday, May 28 at St. Michael's Church with a funeral Mass immediately following at12 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's School, Keuka Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527.
Margaret Louise Ansley was born Nov. 20, 1919 on Ansley (later Emerson) Road in Italy Hill to Charles and Anna Keighley Ansley. She graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 1937 and married Howard Paul Flynn I Aug. 31, 1940. She was a devoted and loving wife and was adored by Howard until his death in 1986. Peg was a proud and nurturing mother and is survived by her six daughters: Sharan (Jim) Tette, Beverly (Terry) Finger, Paula Carruthers, Vivian Flynn, Judy (Artie) Bugsch and Winona Flynn; her 16 grandchildren, Mark Tette, Monica Marsh, Matt Tette, Michelle Fioritto, TD Finger, Andrea Myers, Samantha Elliott, Chrissy Laveck, Ericka Carruthers, Shawna Hoffman, Michael Johnston, Josh Jones, Seth Jones, Ansley Hill, Catherine Bugsch and Justin Rees; and her 24 great-grandchildren. She also loved and is survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
Peg was a communicant of St. Michael's Catholic Church and attended daily Mass. She truly lived her faith and was good, kind and loving to all. She was generous with her time, prayers and gifts. To know Peg was to love her and to know you were loved by her.
Peg was a eucharistic minister to the home-bound, a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, the Nocturnal Adoration Society, a founding member of the Monday Rosary for Peace and a founding member of the House of Concern. She was an avid gardener, a lifelong hiker and walker. She loved family gatherings, breakfast with the morning mass group and time spent with friends and neighbors.
In addition to Howard, she was preceded in death by her parents, her five older sisters: Edith Ansley, Beulah Rapalee, Juanita Lindstrom, Mary Paddock Scranton and Mabel Frank, and her two younger brothers, Clarence and Charles Ansley.
Friends and family may share memories of Peg at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com.

Roy A. Hallenbeck, 67, of Watkins Glen, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. He was born in Corning Feb. 11, 1949, the son of the late Carl and Evelyn (Sunderlin) Hallenbeck. Roy graduated from Bradford Central School in 1967 and Williamsport Community College in 1969. He worked as an auto body man for Learn Motors in Watkins Glen for 40 years.
He is survived by his daughter, Teri (Norman) Androvette of Port Jervis, New York; his son, Roy A. (Helen) Hallenbeck Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida; a brother, Paul (Sally) Hallenbeck of Rhinebeck, New York; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and two nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Earl Hallenbeck.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Friday, June 3 from 3-4 p.m. at the Glen Baptist Church, 3311 Reading Road, Watkins Glen. A service will follow at 4 p.m. at the church. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Fanny (Milizia) LaForty, 88, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 21, 2016. Fanny is survived by her three children, Nancy (LaForty) Hoover, (Ernest) Michele LaForty and Arnold W. LaForty; grandsons, Erik Hoover (Liz), Troy Hoover (Amy) and Tim Hoover; great-grandchildren Ben, Kevin and Anna Hoover; sister, Yolanda Swartz; several nieces, nephews and many close friends.
Fanny ran Seneca Highlands Campground in Watkins Glen, was a teacher aide at Watkins Glen Middle School and later ran her own business, Fanny LaForty Real Estate & Public Record Bulletin. Fanny volunteered with Seneca Santa, St. Mary's Guild and various other local causes. She loved playing cards at the Elks, Mechanics Club and VFW. Fanny's charismatic personality touched so many lives. She was always ready to help, lend an ear and give a hug. Fanny's baking expertise was well known. She was always bringing her famous peanut butter balls, cookies and cakes to anyone who needed cheering up or as a thank you. She was a loving mom and a devoted grandmother and great-grandmother. Fanny will be greatly missed, but her spirit will live on through our wonderful memories.
A heartfelt thank you to the amazing nurses, doctors and staff at Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Richard and Betty Scuteri, and Pam and Ron Hickman for their care and love!
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Seneca Santa, PO Box 22, Watkins Glen, NY 14891, in Fanny's memory. The family received friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Friday, May 27, from 4-6 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Rochester at the convenience of the family.

Walter G. Schuyler, 89, of Dundee passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls.
Walter was born in Pulteney July 31, 1926 the son of Walters C. and Emily (Genung) Schuyler. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a member of the Penn Yan VFW Post 745, the Penn Yan Moose Lodge and was a member of the Dundee Fire Department for over 55 years. Walter drove truck for Richard Johncox in Williamson and hauled grapes with Sun Rise Industries in Dundee. He had also worked for Friendly Dodge delivering vehicles.
He loved to read and enjoyed a good Louis L'Amour novel. He was an avid race fan and keeping with his love of racing he helped his son Jim maintain race cars. He enjoyed camping at Paradise Campgrounds in Reading Center and enjoyed spending time with his camp friends. Above all his enjoyments, "Papa" loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Walter is survived by his son, James (Sharon) Schuyler of Himrod; son-in-law, Norman Thompson; several loved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his sister, Nellie Hoban of Bath and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Walter was predeceased by his wife Flora Mae; his daughter, Katie H. Thompson; sisters, Madeline Bollen and Winnie Holley; and brother, Howard Schuyler.
Papa's family received friends and guests in celebration of his life at the Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, 201 E. Elm St., Penn Yan, Tuesday, May 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. A fireman's service with the Dundee Fire Department was held at 8 p.m. with a short service of remembrance with Lew Ann Giles. Interment with military honors was held at the Hillside Cemetery in Dundee, Wednesday, June 1 at 1 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Walter to the Dundee Fire Department or the Dundee Ambulance Corp.
Friends and family may share memories of Walter at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com.

Death Notices
WELLINGTON R. DOANE JR., 62, of Odessa, May 23, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
MARGARET (PEG) FLYNN, 96, of Penn Yan, May 25, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
ROY A. HALLENBECK, 67, of Watkns Glen, May 26, 2016 at Upstate Medical University, Syracuse. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
ANDREW W. HAWKINS, 89, May 24, 2016. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
FANNY LAFORTY, 88, of Watkins Glen, May 21, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
JANE M. PETERSON, 62, of Montour Falls, May 21, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
WALTER G. SCHUYLER, 89, of Dundee, May 25, 2016 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
RODGER L. SCOFIELD, 65, of Dandridge, Tennessee, formerly of Lakemont, April 22, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge.














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