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Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of July 15:

Eleanor Ruth Russell Brown, 89, passed away peacefully in her sleep during the early hours of Monday, July 6, 2020. She had returned home to Watkins Glen from Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility just 72 hours before and was able to spend her last days with her husband of 69 years, Dr. Frank Brown. She died of natural causes. Elly was born Aug. 5, 1930 in the town of New Woodstock, New York. While in high school her classroom teacher asked if anyone would like to learn to play the violin. Elly, then known as Ruthie, raised her hand. She went on to win a radio contest, and later a full scholarship to study music at Ithaca College. It was there that she met Frank Brown, a fellow music student. They married in 1951 in East Bloomfield, New York. They had four children over the next nine years; Linn, Darron, Joel and Benjamin. Elly received a BA in music and a masters in counseling. She was creative and loved to design, write, paint, and of course, play music. As a music educator she taught violin, chorus and orchestra at schools in Odessa and Ithaca, Marietta, Georgia, Carbondale, Illinois, Tallahassee and Sarasota, Florida. As a professional musician she performed in many string ensembles and orchestras, both as first chair and soloist. She was a fearless individual who embraced the unconventional. Her lifelong love and talent for art was reflected in the homes the Browns lived in. She was never without an artistic or musical project and had endless energy for her creative pursuits.
She is pre-deceased by her parents, Earl and Ethel (Shoen) Russell; her brothers, Malcolm and Mort Russell; her sisters, Elsie Saunders and Elva Stevens; and by her youngest son, Benjamin Brown. She is survived by her sister, Esther Riedl of Macedon, New York; her husband, Dr. Frank Brown of Watkins Glen; her daughter, Linn Brown and husband, Dr. Richard Fredekind of Oakland, California; her son, Dr. Darron Brown of Indianapolis, Indiana; her son Joel Brown and wife Peggy O'Neil Brown of Saratoga Springs; her daughter-in-law, Claudia Bustamante of Tallahassee, Florida; her former daughter-in-law, Myrene Shove; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Due to the pandemic, services are postponed until a time when the family can be together. To leave the family a message of condolence, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderscottzinger.com.

Robert Capach, 84, of Reading Center and formerly Mountainville, New York, passed away July 8, 2020.
Bob was born in Washingtonville, New York and honorably served in the United States Navy. He formerly lived in Mountainville and worked as a groundskeeper at Storm Kings Art Center. Bob always put his family first and was passionate about farming, hunting and fishing.
He was predeceased by his wife, Rose Capach; parents, Thomas and Lucy (Montanye) Capach; sisters, Ina Fisher and Bertha Taylor; and brothers, Richard T. Capach and Charles L.E. Capach. He is survived by his son, Ray Fitzgerald; brother, James F. Capach of Maybrook, New York; sisters, Claire M. Clegg of Plattekill, New York and Cape Coral, Florida and Bertha J. Taylor and husband Melvin of Newcomb, New York; niece, Lee Stratton and family of Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania; and several other nieces and nephews.
A graveside memorial service with military honors was held Tuesday, July 14 at 2 p.m. at the Wallkill Valley Cemetery in Walden, New York. Arrangements with Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home (www.RoyceChedzoy.com).
Michael A. Lisowski, 72, of Watkins Glen passed away July 6, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer.
The family received friends and family at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, from 4-6 p.m. Friday, July 10. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 11 at 10 a.m. at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pennsylvania, followed by burial with military honors at St. Mary's Cemetery in Blossburg, Pennsylvania.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Lisowski; children, Jackie Taber, Cindy (Barry) Bruner and Terry LaFever; brother, Peter (Jane) Lisowski; seven grandchildren, Adam Dobson, Tammy Dobson, Brittany Doland, Zachary Doland, Doug LaFever, Josh Taber and Jenna Taber; seven great-children and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Corlyn Lisowski; and sisters Joyce Lisowski and Susan Strassburg.
Michael was born in Blossburg, Pennsylvania. He graduated from high school in Mansfield in 1966 and immediately went on to serve two tours in Vietnam with the US Marine Corps. In the Marine Corps, he served with the Force Logistics Command, giving support and supplies to 75,000 Marines in the northernmost part of South Vietnam while stationed at Camp Books near DaNang. After his service, he worked throughout his life as a truck driver for H.W. Taynton and several other companies. He was a proud member of the American Legion and VFW Posts in Watkins Glen and the Moose Lodge in Montour Falls.
You may view map directions or leave a condolence online for the family at http://www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Michael A. Lisowski, 72, of Watkins Glen passed away July 6, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer.
The family received friends and family at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, from 4-6 p.m. Friday, July 10. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 11 at 10 a.m. at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pennsylvania, followed by burial with military honors at St. Mary's Cemetery in Blossburg, Pennsylvania.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Lisowski; children, Jackie Taber, Cindy (Barry) Bruner and Terry LaFever; brother, Peter (Jane) Lisowski; seven grandchildren, Adam Dobson, Tammy Dobson, Brittany Doland, Zachary Doland, Doug LaFever, Josh Taber and Jenna Taber; seven great-children and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Corlyn Lisowski; and sisters Joyce Lisowski and Susan Strassburg.
Michael was born in Blossburg, Pennsylvania. He graduated from high school in Mansfield in 1966 and immediately went on to serve two tours in Vietnam with the US Marine Corps. In the Marine Corps, he served with the Force Logistics Command, giving support and supplies to 75,000 Marines in the northernmost part of South Vietnam while stationed at Camp Books near DaNang. After his service, he worked throughout his life as a truck driver for H.W. Taynton and several other companies. He was a proud member of the American Legion and VFW Posts in Watkins Glen and the Moose Lodge in Montour Falls.
You may view map directions or leave a condolence online for the family at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Joyce L. Schroo, 80, of 278 West High St., Geneva, passed away July 5, 2020, at Rochester General Hospital with her family by her side. She remained her feisty self right up to the end, which was priceless. She was born June 24, 1940 in Savona to Leon and Cora (Prosser) Woodard, and later moved to Dundee, where she graduated in 1958. She married her first husband, Larry B. (Archie) Snyder, in 1959. They made their home in Penn Yan and raised two children. He passed in 1979. In 1981, she married her second husband, Earl R. Schroo, and made her home in Geneva. He passed away in 1998. She remained in Geneva for the remainder of her life. She spent her time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a lady who lived life on her own terms, and you always knew where you stood with her. She loved her family, and having long discussions with people on the phone or who'd she come in contact with. She will be missed, but never forgotten.
She is survived by her son, Roger (Sue) Snyder of Penn Yan; her daughter, Brenda (Barry) Penner of Geneva; her grandchildren, Blaine Mortensen, Mackenzie (Jason) Mehlenbacher, Amanda and Kaitlin Penner; great-grandchildren Nia, Olivia and Theodore; her brother, Robert (Red) Woodard; sisters, Mary Allen and Barbara (Jim) Symonds; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husbands, Larry Snyder and Earl Schroo, and brothers, Clair (Jim) Woodard and Leon (Chubb) (Bernice) Woodard, Jr. She will have two internments, one in Penn Yan and a second in Geneva, as she desired to be with both husbands, as they were great men. The internments will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Beverly Animal Shelter, 50 East River St., Waterloo, NY, 13165.

Death Notices
NORMA M. BANNISTER, 79, of Montour Falls, July 10, 2020. Arrangements by Vedder-Scott & Zinger Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
JEAN E. BREWER, 94, of Penn Yan, July 9, 2020. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
ELEANOR R. BROWN, 89, of Watkins Glen, July 6, 2020. Arrangements by Vedder-Scott & Zinger Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
NANCY F. BURT, 89, of Penn Yan, July 10, 2020 at The Homestead. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
ROBERT CAPACH, 84, of Reading Center, formerly of Mountainville, New York, July 8, 2020. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
NANCY J. DAVIS, 63, of Penn Yan, July 6, 2020 at Strong Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
MICHAEL A. LISOWSKI, 72, of Watkins Glen, July 6, 2020. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
JOYCE L. SCHROO, 80, of Geneva, July 5, 2020 at Rochester General Hospital. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.

Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of July 8:

William H. Moravec, 94, of Penn Yan passed away at home Friday, July 3, 2020.
Bill was born in Elmira Feb. 9, 1926, the son of Barney and Alice (Hitchcock) Moravec. He graduated from Penn Yan Academy Class of 1944 and was a member of the 1943 champion football team. Bill enlisted in the U.S. Navy Sept. 12, 1944 and served on the USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) as a Fireman First Class in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He was honorably discharged July 15, 1946. He married his bride of 71 years, Marilyn (Davidson) Moravec Jan. 29, 1949. Bill worked at the family business with his father, Barney Moravec, Inc. He worked at the St. Lawrence Seaway Construction, the New York State Thruway Construction and had worked or directed work on thousands of wells, elevator shafts and de-watering projects throughout New York state. Bill had developed water supplies for Corning Glass, Westinghouse, and numerous municipalities including Dundee. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and served as president from 1982 to 1983 and Kiwanis lieutenant governor of the Finger Lakes Division 1988. He was also a member of the Empire State Water Well Drillers Association, as well as the National Ground Water Association. Bill was a life time member of the Penn Yan United Methodist Church since he was a child. He was an avid hunter, auto racing enthusiast, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Bill is survived by his wife of 71 years, Marilyn Jane (Davidson) Moravec; children, William A. (Patricia) Moravec, John K. Moravec, Elizabeth M. (David) Fultz and Richard S. (Judy) Moravec; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren with two due in the fall; sisters, Nancy Beach and Marie Wright; and cousin, Marcy Smith. In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by his son, Robert Moravec.
A funeral service at Townsend Wood & Zinger Funeral Home with interment and Military Honors at Lakeview Cemetery in Penn Yan will be held privately to his family. A celebration of his life will be held at the family home at 1658 Himrod Road, Penn Yan, Sunday, July 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those in attendance are asked to wear face masks and follow social distancing guidelines.
Memorial contributions may be made in Bill's memory to the Penn Yan United Methodist Church, 166 Main St., Penn Yan, NY 14527 or to Yates-Ontario Hospice, 756 PreEmption Road, Geneva, NY 14456. Memories of Bill may be shared with his family and friends at townsendwoodzinger.com.

Patricia Ann (VanAmburg) Sliker of Rock Stream began her walk with the angels June 27, 2020 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born to the late Donald and Helen (Davis) Smith of Rock Stream Feb. 16, 1952. Known to many as Pat, she was employed by Chemung Canal Trust as the head teller and as a pharmacy technician in Walmart, retiring in 2014.
Pat is survived by her husband, Randolph Sliker of Rock Stream; children Cheri (Matt) Getty of Pennsylvania and Steven (Lisa) VanAmburg of Florida; grandchildren, Madeline and Sophia Getty of Pennsylvania, Joseph VanAmburg of Florida and Ashley (Colton) Lombardo of Florida; great-granddaughter Arrieta Lombardo of Florida; sister, Sharon (Mel) Acker of Horseheads; nieces, Patricia and Deanna; former husband, Joseph VanAmburg; special friends, Cindy, Liz, Debbie and Jim; also, the entire Sliker family who welcomed her with open arms, step-children Julianna (Ava, Lillianna, Allyson) Goodenow and Brian Sliker; brothers-in-law, James (Dianna), David (Sandra), Mark (Bonnie), Scott (Rachel) and father-in-law Burton Sliker (Lois).
A memorial service will be held on a date and time to be determined at St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church in Watkins Glen. All are welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the St. Jude Children's Hospital, Memphis, TN 38105
Arrangements by Cremation Service of Rochester, Victor, New York.

Death Notices
WILLIAM H. MORAVEC, 94, of Penn Yan, July 3, 2020 at home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood & Zinger Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
Patricia A. Sliker, 68, of Rock Stream, June 27, 2020. Arrangements by Cremation Service of Rochester, Victor.

Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of July 1:

Dundee--William Judd Brown, 83, of Dundee passed away Monday, June 22, 2020 at Geneva General Hospital in Geneva with family at his side.
There are no prior calling hours. Inurnment will be in Hillside Cemetery at the convenience of the family. A Celebration of His Life will be held at a later date, yet to be determined.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.
"Bill" was born July 19, 1936 in Windham Township, Pennsylvania, one of five sons of Judd Arthur and Roberta (Dutton) Brown. He graduated from Rome Pennsylvania high school. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954-1955. He moved to New York in 1959. On June 18, 1960 in the Dundee Methodist Church he married the former Irene E. Howell. Having experience in farming Bill worked for Agway Inc. for 17 years, having started in Horseheads, then Dundee, transferred to Wyoming, New York and finally back to Dundee, from where he retired in 1977. Later in his life he enjoyed being a driver for the Mennonite community, developing many wonderful friendships from behind the steering wheel.
An avid sportsman and conscientious hunter, he travelled to Maine, Canada and out west. He also loved to coon hunt with his dog, Sputter. He was a hunter safety instructor for many years. Bill was a member of the Barrington Rifle Club since 1959, life member of the North American Hunting Club, member of the N.R.A. and Crossbow Federation of America. He was a Past Commander of the Dundee American Legion and a former Vice Commander of the Yates County American Legion. He also enjoyed golf and gardening in his spare time. Bill loved to build things with his hands, such as rocking horses and rocking chairs for his grandchildren that have now been passed on to his great-grandchildren; several pieces of furniture and the home in which he and his wife have resided in since 1995.
He is loved and will be forever missed by his wife of 60 years, Irene H. Brown at home; three sons, David W. Brown (Cindy Gillette), Thomas A. (Dawn) Brown, both of Dundee and Paul A. (Karen) Brown of Himrod; eight grandchildren, Jennifer (Adam) Cordona, Christopher Myles, Kelli A. Brown, Dustin T. Brown (Kailey Jensen), Trey C. Brown, Hannah K. (Preston) Washburn, Mason P. Brown (Mackenzie Bailey) and Haley S. (Jon) Eagley; eight great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Makayla Cordona, Zoey and Kynleigh Brown, Tayden and Tysen Washburn, Kane Robb and Everlee Eagley along with numerous nieces and nephews and in-laws.
He was predeceased by four brothers, James Brown, Roger N. Brown, Charles Brown and Kenneth Brown.
Arrangements by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Dundee--Irene J. Miller Harris, 94, of Dundee passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family Monday, June 22, 2020.
Honoring her wishes there will be no calling hours. A celebration of her life will be held at the convenience of the family in the future. Inurnment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Fire Company, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837 or Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva, NY 14456.
Irene was born April 21, 1926, in the town of Starkey, a daughter of Raymond R. and Helen (Jayne) Miller. She graduated from Dundee Central School in 1944. On Dec. 13, 1945, in Dundee, she married Elbert E. Harris who preceded her in death Sept. 6, 1997. She worked for many years in the Vineyards for Knapp Vineyards in Barrington, all while being a housewife and mother. Irene took up bowling in her 50s and bowled for Beauty Craft and Belles Shop. She managed to collect many bowling trophies for high games and high series, which she was very proud of. She had a love for jigsaw puzzles and scratch-off lottery tickets. She often received many for birthdays and Christmas, everyone knew to bring grandma her scratch-offs. She was a life member of the Dundee Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by a son Robert M. (Marjorie) Harris of Liberty, Missouri; daughter Rebecca S. Harris with whom she made her home; two brothers, Roger (Cora Jane) Miller and Raymond (Jane) Miller, both of Dundee; two daughters-in-law, Denise Harris of Waterloo and Susan M. Harris of Dundee; four grandchildren, Angela Harris of Weedsport, William J. Harris and Dale R. Harris, both of Dundee, and Johnathan S. Harris of Greece, New York; great-grandchildren Jack Harris, Leena Monica, Leslie Brewer, Michaela Brewer and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Judith Harris; three sons, Michael, Jack and Bill Harris; a granddaughter, Jacqueline Brewer; two brothers, Jack and Clayton Miller; and two sisters, Joyce Bellis and Evelyn Myers.
Arrangements by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

John L. Ney Sr., 89, of Burdett passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020 at home.
John was originally from New York City. He was a retired captain with the NYPD. He fulfilled his lifelong dream of retirement and farming life upon moving to Burdett in 1975. To many in the area, John was always available and willing to lend a hand when needed and will be deeply missed by all.
Surviving are three daughters, Deborah Edele, Donna Lodge and Dawn Owen; one son, John Ney Jr. (Marina); five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; special niece, Barbara Smith; and special nephew, Joseph Feigenbaum. John was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Marcella Ney.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, John's service with military honors will be held at a later date at Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Burdett Fire Department, P.O. Box 238, Burdett, NY 14818. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Vedder-Scott & Zinger Funeral Home, Montour Falls. To leave the family a message of condolence, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderscottzinger.com.

Joseph W. Stevenson Jr., 92, of Montour Falls died Thursday, June 25, 2020. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth Stevenson to whom he was married for 40 years. Born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Sept. 13, 1927, Joseph was the son of Joseph Sr. and Florence (Gottschall). He served his country in the U.S. Navy and was a graduate of Gettysburg College.
Joseph was the vice president of Seneca Supply in Ithaca during the 1960s and 70s. In the 1980s until presently, he was the owner and operator of West Hill Tree Farm.
He was a talented artist and woodworker. Many of his paintings highlight Finger Lakes landscapes. He was also an avid tennis player.
He is survived by his sons, John Holt and Joe Stevenson; daughter-in-law, Sydney Stevenson; grandchildren, Brent and Mackenzie Stevenson; and loving companion, Carol Franzese.
A private memorial will held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Vedder-Scott & Zinger Funeral Home, Montour Falls. To leave the family a message of condolence, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderscottzinger.com.

Gay Frances Rogers Usher, 84, formerly of Batavia, departed this life Friday, June 19, 2020. Born in Andover, New York, Dec. 13, 1935 to Albert and Frances Beebe Rogers, she graduated from Andover high school in the class of 1953 and attended the State University of New York at Geneseo. Gay was the widow of William Usher married in 1958. She spent her married life as a homemaker.
Left to cherish her memory are one son, Steven Robert Usher and wife, Angell of Savannah, Georgia; brother, Albert Jerry Rogers and wife, Anne of Leesburg, Florida; niece, Julie Rogers Palko and husband Dan of Leesburg, Florida; sister-in-law, Regina Usher, in addition to family and friends across the United States.
Gay volunteered with numerous organizations in Western New York including Genesee Cancer Assistance Inc. as a driver, Genesee Election Board, United Way and Genesee Nursing Home. Gay enjoyed travel, Pogo, books, music, movies and did extensive genealogical research. Her greatest joys were spending time with friends and family and going to see various shows in New York and Savannah. Gay was generous and had a witty sense of humor. Many organizations were an important part of her life including, The Red Hat Society and Daughters of the American Revolution. Gay was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Batavia, New York and took an active role in the various activities of the church.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, memorial services will be held at later dates in Savannah, Georgia and New York.
Interment will be next to her husband William with a graveside service at Hector Union Cemetery in Burdett. All future dates will be announced.
Memorials can be made to The Alzheimer's Association, Genesee Cancer Assistance Inc, Batavia, or Crossroads House Batavia.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.foxandweeks.com
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel, Savannah, GA 912-352-7200

Edward Wyre, 70, of Watkins Glen passed May 16, 2020.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Burdett Fire Dept. Wednesday, July 8, 2020. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m., followed by a memorial sService at 7 p.m., the Rev. George Norton officiating. A reception will follow.
You may express condolences to the family online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com. Arrangements entrusted to Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

Death Notices
WILLIAM J. BROWN, 83, of Dundee, June 22, 2020 at Geneva General Hospital. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
WILLIAM "BEAVER" H. BULKLEY, 78, of Odessa, June 23, 2020 at home. Arrangements by Vedder-Scott & Zinger Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
IRENE J. HARRIS, 94, of Dundee, June 22, 2020 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
John L. Ney Sr., 89, of Burdett, June 27, 2020 at home. Arrangements by Vedder-Scott & Zinger Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Joseph W. Stevenson Jr., 92, of Montour Falls, June 25, 2020. Arrangements by Vedder-Scott & Zinger Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
MARION J. TYLER, 91, May 31, 2020. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
Gay F. Rogers Usher, 84, of Savannah, Georgia, formerly of Batavia, June 19, 2020. Arrangements by Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Savannah, Georgia.
Edward Wyre, 70, of Watkins Glen, May 16, 2020. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of June 24:

Laurie Garlington Sprague Scullin was born Laurie Elizabeth Garlington March 14, 1947, in Bath to John Doran Garlington and Eleanor Jean Wilson. She left her failing body behind June 11, 2020, after a long illness.
Her father was an Air Force pilot, so she lived near air bases in several states until his death in 1958, when she returned to Bath, where she graduated from Haverling high school in 1965. She attended SUNY Brockport, where she received a BA in Education and a NY Teaching Certificate. She earned her MA from Elmira College. She spent her professional life teaching at all levels from pre-K to high school, first in Chemung County, and finishing her career the last 17 years at Corning-Painted Post West high teaching English, speech and a drama course of her own design, retiring in 2002. She was an active quilter, selling some of her work at Ithaca Farmer's Market.
She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Carl Michael Scullin; a daughter, Heather Sprague; two grandchildren, Madeline Jewell and Ben Hebrock; three stepchildren, Susan, Kevin and Kerry Scullin; four step-grandchildren, Sean Page, Elizabeth and William Scullin and Riley Ford, and three step-great-grandchildren, Keian, Novalei and Killian Scullin. She leaves behind her therapy dog, Ian, a golden doodle, and many good friends.
In retirement, she volunteered with many organizations, including Southern Tier Food Bank, Schuyler County Historical Society and Montour Falls Library, and organized her own book club.
She was an accomplished singer, having sung with musicians Eddie Clute and Gap Mangione, and in several church choirs over the years. She also sang roles in many musicals, as well as acting in and directing several shows with Elmira Little Theater. She appeared in several episodes of Golden Age of Radio.
Calling hours were1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 20 at Vedder-Scott & Zinger Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. Other arrangements are incomplete at this time.
To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.vedderscottzinger.com.

Robert Lewis (Bob) Smith Sr., 100, of Palmetto, Florida, formerly of Dundee and Brockport, passed away Feb. 24, 2020.
Graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 27 at Hillside Cemetery, Dundee, with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles, Dundee Baptist Church, officiating.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Cardon William and Clara Marian (Collins) Smith Sept. 1, 1919. He was the grandson of Civil War veteran, Private Lewis Edgar Collins, and served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. A retired chef and restaurateur, Bob owned and managed several local establishments including the Brockport Village Inn in Brockport, the Wagon Wheel Café in Dundee and a concession stand at the Windmill Farm and Craft Market in Penn Yan. He enjoyed cooking and baking well beyond retirement, especially for large gatherings of friends and family. He was a communicant of the Dundee Baptist Church.
Of the many activities Bob enjoyed, roller skating was a lifelong passion, skating well into his 90s. He loved playing pinochle, singing and was a member in several chapters of the Barber Shoppers, as well as the praise band of his church, Family of God UMC, Palmetto, Florida. He was particularly fond of organ music, Irish music and Big Band era tunes. He thoroughly enjoyed sharing his love of music with family and friends.
Bob is survived by his children, Kathleen Wence of Holley, New York, Margaret (Richard) Strassel of Rochester, Washington, Robert L. Smith, Jr. of Mt. Tabor, Vermont, Marian (Sean) Mallory of Mankato, Minnesota and Glenn Patrick (Mechell) of Buckfield, Maine; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Margaret (Dilger) Smith; his second wife, Elizabeth (Shrantz) Smith; son-in-law Robert Wence; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Death Notices
ANNA V. BUSH, 66, of Montour Falls, June 18, 2020 at Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira. Arrangements by Vedder-Scott & Zinger Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
ANDREW E. CHAMBERS, 32, of East Bloomfield, formerly of Penn Yan, June 15, 2020. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood & Zinger Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
KATHRYN B. "KATHY" CONKLIN, 75, of Montour Falls, June 19, 2020. Arrangements by Vedder-Scott & Zinger Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
JOAN E. GASCON, 79, of Watkins Glen, June 15, 2020 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood & Zinger Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
DONNA C. LYBRAND-SELEMAN, 72, of Centennial, Colorado, June 14, 2020. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
DOUGLAS A. MOSS, 69, of Montour Falls, June 17, 2020. Arrangements by Vedder-Scott & Zinger Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
ROBERT J. RAIDE, 76, of Penn Yan, June 18, 2020 at FF Thompson Hospital, Canandaigua. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood & Zinger Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
LAURIE E. SCULLIN, 73, of Alpine, June 11, 2020. Arrangements by Vedder-Scott & Zinger Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
ROBERT L. SMITH, 100, of Palmetto, Florida, formerly of Dundee, Feb. 24, 2020. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.

Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of June 17:

Lois Mae (Mosher) Hoffman, 93, passed away peacefully at her Odessa home surrounded by family June 13, 2020. She was born Jan. 25, 1927 to Charles H. and Ruth Eaton Mosher in Horseheads. She was married to Walter D. Hoffman for 51 years and raised their family in Odessa. He predeceased her in 1999.
She is survived by her children James J. Hoffman (Jane) of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and their children Jennifer and Rebecca; Diana Hurston (August) of Port Charlotte, Florida and her children Nicholas and Lauren; Ronald Hoffman (Carmella) of Odessa and their children Nicole Turnmyre (Adrian), Christina Hoyt (Randy), Valerie Kimmerly (Marc) and Jeremy J. Hoffman (Jess); Patricia Borra (Frank) of Port Charlotte, Florida and their children Robert, Charles (Kara), Christina (Jamie) and James (Sara). Her legacy is passed on to her 10 great-grandchildren (predeceased by Macelyn M. Hoyt), one great-great-granddaughter, several nieces and nephews, her special friend, companion and dance partner of 19 years, John Mace Jr. of Alpine and their faithful dogs Mindy and Molly.
Lois grew up on a farm on the Ridge Road in Horseheads and graduated from Horseheads high school in 1944. She was a long-time member of and past president of the Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Association and was an advanced EMT. She was an election inspector, acted as church treasurer of Catharine Methodist Church, was a member of the Catharine Mothers Club, and was a regular volunteer at Schuyler Hospital and member of Women of the Moose Chapter 1401, 4-H leader and was involved in many other community organizations. She also actively participated in the operation of the Dairy Farm at the four corners of Catharine (Hoffman Farm and Dairy) for many years.
Lois was a kind person who loved life and her family. She was widely known as a hard worker in her community, a selfless friend and compassionate person with a quiet sense of humor to her neighbors in Schuyler County. An accomplished dancer, she was a member of the Gingham Square Dance Club, but she would happily dance to any music playing.
As an expert seamstress, quilter and artist, Lois loved to make her own dresses, constructing various quilts and adorning her home with many of her works of arts and crafts. She loved tending to her flower garden and filled it with many roses and purple flowers as this was her favorite color. Lois also had a passion for traveling, visiting nearly every U.S. state and spending her winters in Florida, where she enjoyed the sunshine and warm climate. Lois' vitality and love of hiking and walking lasted her whole life. She took great pride in her well-kept home throughout her entire adult life and welcomed many guests.
She was a loving matriarch, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother to a large family, and she will be deeply missed.
A graveside service was held Wednesday, June 17 at 12:30 p.m. in Highland Cemetery, Montour Falls.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Odessa Fire Department in Lois' memory.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Vedder-Scott and Zinger Funeral Home, Montour Falls. To leave the family a message of condolence, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderscottzinger.com.

Pittsford--Erma H. Gardner McCarthy, 93, died Monday, June 8, 2020 at Highlands Living Center in Pittsford.
There will be no prior calling hours. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Altay Cemetery, Six Corners Road, Altay, with Lay Speaker Floyd Wicker Jr. officiating.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609-5896; the Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598; or to Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Road, Fairport, NY 14450.
Erma was born Dec. 27, 1926 in the town of Tyrone, the daughter of Berlyn and Florence (Losey) Gardner. She graduated from Dundee Central School in 1944. After working for four years at Gleason Works in Rochester she returned to school at Taylor University in Indiana, receiving her bachelor degree in music in 1951. She became a music teacher, working in Portland, Indiana for four years before returning to New York and teaching in Watkins Glen, while continuing her education earning her master's degree from Ithaca College in 1962. Accepting a position in East Irondequoit high school she would teach for 24 years, retiring in 1982.
On Aug. 2, 1983 in Penfield she married Jack A. Bowdey, who passed away March 17, 2007. Mrs. McCarthy was a member of the Altay Baptist Church, the N.Y.S. Retired Teachers Assoc., enjoyed memberships in euchre clubs, bird watching organizations and golf clubs. In her spare time she enjoyed square dancing, bike riding, hiking and cross country skiing.
Having no children of her own, she is survived by several cousins, Elaine Kopsaftis, husband Peter and family; Peggy Gardner Everett, Bill Gardner, Esther Gardner Andrews and Ronnie Hadden, husband of deceased cousin Eileen Gardner Hadden.
Arrangements entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Dundee--Esther H. Witmer, 70, of Dundee died Thursday, June 11, 2020 in the comfort of her home with family by her side.
Services will be at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Keuka Lake Mennonite Church Cemetery, Penn Yan.
Esther was born May 29, 1950 in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Lloyd and Edith Hess Sensenig On June 21, 1969 in Bethel, Pennsylvania she married Melvin B. Witmer. She has lived locally since 2013, previously of Kokomo, Mississippi for 18 years and Lebanon County, Pennsylvania before that. Mrs. Witmer was a member of Shining Light Mennonite Church.
She is survived by husband Melvin B. Witmer at home; two sons, Melvin J. (Esther) Witmer Jr. and Jerald S. (Christina) Witmer, both of Smithdale, Mississippi; three daughters, Esther Mae wife of Andrew Carpenter of Swainsboro, Georgia, Janet E. wife of Tim Beachy of Dundee and Sharon R. wife of Jason Shenk of Thailand; 22 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Eli (Bonnie) Sensenig of Myerstown, Pennsylvania, Lloyd (Donna) Sensenig of Spooner, Wisconsin, Mervin (Elizabeth) Sensenig of Lititz, Pennsylvania and numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.
She was predeceased by a stillborn son Joseph G. Witmer in 1981, a son Daniel L. Witmer in 1999, a granddaughter Connie Rose Carpenter in 2001, an infant brother Glen Sensenig in 1956 and a sister Mildred Grubber Steffy in 2009.
Arrangements entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. To leave memories and online condolences to the family visit bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Death Notices
LOIS M. HOFFMAN, 93, of Odessa, June 13, 2020 at home. Arrangements by Vedder-Scott & Zinger Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
THELMA L. KUBINSKI, 89, of Elmira, June 5, 2020 at home. Arrangements by Vedder-Scott & Zinger Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
RICHARD C. MATHEWS, 68, of Cayuta, June 5, 2020 at Arnot Ogden Hospital. Arrangements by Vedder-Scott & Zinger Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
ERMA H. MCCARTHY, 93, June 8, 2020 at Highlands Living Center, Pittsford. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
DORIS M. NESBIT, 85, of Penn Yan, June 10, 2020. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood & Zinger Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
LAURIE E. SCULLIN, 73, of Alpine, June 11, 2020. Arrangements by Vedder-Scott & Zinger Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
RONALD E. STRAIT, 81, June 9, 2020. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
ESTHER H. WITMER, 70, of Dundee, June 11, 2020 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.








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