Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 7/29/15
Gilbert F. LeRoux Sr., 73, of Watkins Glen passed away July 20, 2015 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services were held July 24 at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home in Watkins Glen. The Rev. Patrick Connner officiated; burial with military honors was held at Holy Cross Cemetery in Watkins Glen.
Gilly was born in Queens, New York, the son of William and Veronica LeRoux. He served six years in the U.S. Army. After serving in the Army, he moved with his family to Watkins Glen. He worked at Cargill, Inc. in Watkins Glen and retired after 24 years of service. He loved spending time with family and friends, and loved guns.
He is survived by his four children, Gilly LeRoux Jr., Debbie LeRoux, Chris LeRoux and Kevin (Jessica) LeRoux; brothers, Kenny (Mary) LeRoux of Cocoa, Florida and Neil (Janet) LeRoux of Seneca Falls; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Veronica; brother, William F. LeRoux Jr. and sister, Veronica Rekczis.
Memorial donations in his memory may be made to CareFirst, 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY 14870 (or donate online at CareFirstNY.org). You may sign a guestbook, light a "Candle of Remembrance" or express condolences to the family online at RoyceChedzoy.com.
Penn Yan--Mary Ellen Simonsen, 85, of Penn Yan passed away with her family at her side Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Geneva General Hospital in Geneva.
Honoring her wishes there are no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, with Craig Wetherby and the Rev. John Busch officiating. Entombment will be in City Hill Cemetery in Penn Yan.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Yates County Humane Society, 1216 Route 14A, Penn Yan, NY 14527 or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Mary was born June 11, 1930 in Penn Yan, the daughter of Edward F. and Ada Brink Harrison. She grew up in Himrod and attended Dundee Central School. On March 7, 1948 in Wayne, New York she married Chester R. Simonsen. They owned and operated a dairy and cash crop farm in Potter where they lived many years before moving to Penn Yan. Mary attended Second Milo Baptist Church and was a former member of the Penn Yan Ladies of the Moose Lodge #2030. She cherished time spent with her grandchildren, and loved flowers and working in her flower beds.
She will be missed by her husband of 67 years, "Chet" R. Simonsen at home; two sons, Richard H. (Dorothy) Simonsen of Campbell and Thomas E. (Diane) Simonsen of Dundee; two daughters, Charlene M. (Jay) Cook of Denver, Colorado and Lisa A. (Bruce) Henderson of Penn Yan; 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; a brother Roland R. "Ron" Harrison of Penn Yan and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a grandson Dana Simonsen in 1994.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
William F. Vonderchek Sr., 91, of Watkins Glen passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Schuyler Hospital. He was born Feb. 4, 1924, the son of John and Catherine (Novotony) Vonderchek. Bill was predeceased by his wife Verna, a son, Walter, brother, Richard, and daughter-in-law, Marilyn. He is survived by his children, Bill Jr., Joseph and Larry (June) Vonderchek; sisters-in-law, Martha McCann and Martha Vonderchek; brother, Jim Vonderchek; sister, Rosie Drabic; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.
RALPH KILSDONK JR., 54, July 25, 2015. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
GILBERT F. LEROUX SR., 73, of Watkins Glen, July 20, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
BARBARA J. LOBB, 71, of Montour Falls, July 20, 2015. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
MARY ELLEN SIMONSEN, 85, of Penn Yan, July 21, 2015 at Geneva General Hospital. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
WILLIAM F. VONDERCHEK SR., 91, of Watkins Glen, July 28, 2015. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 7/22/15
Gorham--John "Charlie" Page, 64, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side Saturday, July 18, 2015.
Friends may call Thursday, July 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A memorial service will be held Friday, July 24 at 11 a.m. at the Rushville United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Charlie's memory to the Aloquin United Methodist Church, c/o Judy Mott, 2819 Rte. 5 and 20, Stanley, NY 14561; or to Ontario County Farm Bureau / Fun on the Farm, c/o NY Farm Bureau, District 3 Regional Office, 7413 County House Road, Auburn, NY 13021.
Charlie was the son of Emma Fox Page and the late Clair Page. On March 29, 1975, he married Jeanne Leach at the Rushville United Methodist Church. He was involved in farming for his entire life. Charlie was the well-respected, honorable owner of Charlie Page IBA Farm Supply. He loved family, farming and fishing. Charlie was also a member of the Aloquin United Methodist Church.
Charlie is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jeanne Page; daughter, Monica (Scott) Little; son, Benjamin (Kim Smith) Page; two grandsons, Tyler Little and Evan Little; his mother, Emma Page; two sisters; four brothers-in-law, two sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.
Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave condolences for the Page family.
Justin C. Beck, 67, of Trumansburg passed away unexpectedly July 18, 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Justin grew up in Kingston, New York, received his B.S. degree from SUNY Albany, served in the U.S. Army Reserve and retired as postmaster of Watkins Glen. In 1975 he married his wife, Michele, and 1977 they moved to Monarch, Montana. In 1979 they returned to New York where Justin began building a cabin in the woods, and eventually their entire home, from the ground up. He was ordained by Global Ministries Fellowship in Cocoa Beach, Florida and was an associate pastor of Shabach Tabernacle of Praise in Elmira. Together with his wife Michele, they provided ministry as Truth Connection. One of their many outreaches involved Bible teaching and mentoring at Renovation House for the past nine years. Beyond the local community, Justin has impacted ministries along the east coast, as well as Ukraine and Kenya.
Justin enjoyed riding his motorcycle, cross country skiing, scuba diving, attending music festivals, working on projects around the house and vacationing with his family. When his children moved out of state, he made it a priority to stay in touch with both of them. He regularly traveled to visit them and remained actively involved in both of their lives. He loved to support those around him, and truly enjoyed sharing in any experience or activity his friends and family were passionate about. He was always serving others as a great listener, a man with Godly wisdom, a compassionate friend and the ultimate role model for those around him. We will remember Justin as a loving husband, a caring father and a true servant of the Lord.
The family will receive friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Friday, July 24 from 4-7 p.m. and at the Shabach Tabernacle Church, 1133 Lake St., Elmira, Saturday, July 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., with a funeral service immediately to follow at 12 p.m. All guests are invited to join the family for a reception after the conclusion of the service.
He is survived by his loving wife and partner of 39 years, Michele; daughter and son-in-law, Rachel and Andrew Kubinski of Kingsport, Tennessee; son, Joshua Beck of Garner, North Carolina; mother-in-law, Mary Magrino of White Plains, New York and brother-in-law Rick (Fran) Magrino of Harrison, New York.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes you may consider a memorial donation in his memory to the Renovation House, 379 Dean Creek Road, Spencer, NY 14883 (or donate online at RenovationHouse.org). You may sign a guestbook, light a "Candle of Remembrance" or express condolences to the family online at RoyceChedzoy.com.
Shirleyann Young, 68, of Odessa, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015. She was born in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, July 24, 1946, the daughter of the late Joseph and Lottie Johnson. She graduated from Troy Area High School. Shirleyann married Arthur Young May 13, 1989 in Odessa. She was employed with Borg Warner in Ithaca, Shepard-Niles in Montour Falls, and Joe's Restaurant in Montour Falls. She was a member of the Odessa Wesleyan Church where she served as secretary/treasurer. Shirleyann enjoyed the outdoors and tending to her flowers.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Arthur "Skip" Young; her children, Robert Spaulding of Campbell, Scott Spaulding of Odessa, Michael (Kim) Young of Victor, Kevin Young of Dundee, and Molly (Jason) Sawyer of Albany; sisters, Jean Sorge of Campbell and Betty Johnson of Elmira; 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, William Lewis Johnson and Theodore "Ted" Johnson.
Relatives and friends called Saturday, July 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Odessa Wesleyan Church, 304 Church St., Odessa. A funeral service followed at 12 p.m. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Odessa. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Odessa Wesleyan Church, 3014 Church St., Odessa, NY 14869. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.
William K. "Bill" Barrett, 55, of Montour Falls, July 12, 2015. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Justin C. Beck, 67, of Trumansburg, July 18, 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
John "Charlie" Page, 64, July 18, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Perkins Funeral Home, Gorham.
GERTRUDE D. (TRUDY) PHOENIX, 95, of Alpine, July 17, 2015. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Shirleyann Young, 68, of Odessa, July 16, 2015. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 7/15/15
Himrod--Bettyann Deutsch, 69, of Himrod passed away Sunday July 12, 2015 at Keuka Comfort Care Home, in Penn Yan.
Friends are invited to calling hours from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 16 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where her funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 17 in Bruynswick Rural Cemetery, Wallkill, New York.
Memorial contributions may be made to Keuka Comfort Care Home P.O. Box 107, Penn Yan, NY 14527 or Ontario-Yates Hospice 756 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva, NY 14456.
Bettyann was born Sept. 27, 1945 in Newburgh, New York, the daughter of the late Michael and Helen Masten Galick. She graduated from Wallkill Central School in 1963. On March 30, 1985 she married Edward W. Deutsch in Wallkill A life-long resident of Wallkill, she was an executive secretary at Shawangunk Correctional Facility in Wallkill, retiring in 2000 and moving to Himrod in 2002. She was a member of the Shawangunk Reformed Church in Wallkill, was very active in the 4-H for many years, enjoyed sewing, fishing, golf and spending time with friends at the Seneca Lake Duck Hunters Club.
She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Edward W. Deutsch at home; two sons, Thomas E. (Sandra) Roebuck of Unionville, Virginia and Shawn E. Roebuck of Wallkill; a daughter, Audra M. Roebuck of Walden, New York; three grandchildren, Clinton, Courtney and Connor Roebuck; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a son Andrew S. Roebuck and a brother Robert Galick, both of Wallkill.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
Phyllis H. Gardner, 82, passed away Wednesday, July 8 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center after a brief illness surrounded by her family. Phyllis was born Dec. 20, 1932 to Philip and Alberta (Guild) Hager of Montour Falls. Phyllis was married to Andrew (Jud) Gardner and celebrated 64 years with him July 7, 2015. She was survived by her five children and spouses, Douglas (Gayle) Gardner of Watkins Glen, Philip (Lorraine) Gardner of Cortland, Karen (James) Slaven Jr. of Elmira, Cynthia (Marc) Salamino of Freeville, New York and Nancy (Mickey) Fraboni of Watkins Glen. In addition to her children, she was also survived by 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, her sisters Betty (Robert) McNutt of Barefoot Bay, Florida and Nancy (Andy) Anderson of Satellite Beach, Florida and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, sisters Alice Robedieu and Patricia Meehan.
Phyllis retired from the Schuyler County Department of Social Services as accounting supervisor after 27 years. Upon her retirement, she spent her summers working at the Watkins Glen State Park for 16 years. A faithful communicant of St. James Episcopal Church, a talented knitter, loving wife, mother, grandmother and Nani, she will be dearly missed.
The family received visitors at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Saturday, July 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a funeral service at the funeral home. The burial and committal service were held at Highland Cemetery in Odessa. You may light a "Candle of Remembrance" or express condolences to the family atwww.RoyceChedzoy.com.
Dundee, New York/Sebring, Florida--Evelyn D. Hallenbeck, 93, of Sebring Florida, died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at home.
Friends were invited to calling hours from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where her funeral service was held at 2 p.m. with Pastor Robert J. Stuart officiating. Burial followed in Tyrone Union Cemetery, Tyrone.
Memorial contributions may be made to Monterey Baptist Church, 911 County Road 16, Beaver Dams, NY 14812.
Evelyn was born at home in Bradford, New York, Nov. 10, 1921 to Darwin and Maude Huey Sunderlin. She graduated from Bradford Central School in 1938. On April 19, 1941 she married Carl Emerson Hallenbeck. Evelyn was a homemaker as well as an employee of Corning Glass Works for 23 years as she and Carl lived in the Corning area, finally settling on their farm in Monterey. Leaving the Corning area and moving to Montrose, Pennsylvania to work at the Montrose Bible Conference was an exciting time for her. She was known for her delicious baked goods. Finally she and her husband decided to retire and move to Maranatha Village in Sebring, Florida, where she made many dear friends. She was a member of the Maranatha Baptist Church.
She is survived by a son Paul Hallenbeck and his wife Sally of Rhinebeck, New York and son Roy Hallenbeck of Watkins Glen. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Stephen Hallenbeck and his wife Melanie of Oxford, Connecticut, Josh Hallenbeck and his wife Michele of Broomfield, Colorado, Teri Androvette and husband Norman of Port Jervis, New York and Roy Hallenbeck Jr. and his wife Helen of Jacksonville, Florida. She is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Evelyn was predeceased by her son Earl Hallenbeck in 1958, her husband Carl Hallenbeck May 21, 2010, and a sister Mildred E. Trojanowski in 1994.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
Rexford R. Hanville Sr., 94, of Watkins Glen passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Guthrie Corning Hospital after an extended illness. He was born May 31, 1921, the son of James A. (Salome) Hanville Jr. He served with the U.S. Army from 1940-1945 during WWII, and was stationed in Hawaii during the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Rexford worked at Cotton-Hanlon and then for Coastal Lumber as a security guard for 45 years until he retired in 2001. He was a member of the American Legion Post 770 in Trumansburg for 20 years. He enjoyed playing golf with his buddies. He loved his family and friends, and playing with his grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his brothers, James, Raymond and George Hanville and by his sister Sarah. He is survived by his sons, Michael (Louise) Hanville of North Carolina, David (Molly) Hanville of Spencer, Roy Hanville of Cayuta, Rexford (Karen) Hanville Jr. of Elmira and Terry (Doreen) Hanville of Watkins Glen; 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Services with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 27 at Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira. Contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the American Legion Post 770, P.O Box 456, Trumansburg, NY 14886.
To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.
Dundee--Raymond C. Kosmowski Jr., 48, of Dundee died unexpectedly Saturday, July 4, 2015 at home.
There are no calling hours. Services will be at the convenience of the family.
Ray was born Nov. 12, 1966 in Buffalo, New York, the son of the late Raymond C. and Ruth E. May Kosmowski Sr. He was a roofer, having worked for various contractors in Western New York. He had lived in Dundee since 2010, previously of Buffalo. He enjoyed computers, playing on-line games like Bingo and loved NASCAR.
He is survived by a sister Barbara A. (Louis) Cavalieri, a brother Edward J. Fiorella, both of Buffalo; a sister Dawn M. (Keith) Eicheldinger of Angola, New York; several nieces and nephews; and dear friends Robert Leonard, with whom he shared a home, and Dodie Jayne of Dundee.
Arrangements were handled by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
Barbara Parsons Merridew passed away peacefully, at home with her family around her July 8, 2015. Barbara was born June 30, 1930. She graduated from Scotia high school in 1949, received her bachelor of science degree from Alfred University's School of Ceramics in 1954 and earned her masters in education from Nazareth College via Keuka College in 1976. Barbara was an art teacher at Dundee Central School from 1971 until she retired in 1995.
Barbara's hobbies and interests included gardening, sewing, knitting, needlepoint and singing with choirs including her church trio. Her artistic creativity carried over into everything she did. She gave freely of her talents and gifts to her community, church and school where she worked.
Barbara was predeceased by her mother, Joyce M. Baldwin (1962); father, Arthur T. Parsons (1960); sister, Priscilla M. Osswald (2007) and her dear husband Stanley L. Merridew (1991).
Barbara is survived by her six children; Diane Opelt (Barry Essig) of So. Natick, Massachusetts, Laura Opelt (Steve Dreiling) of Hammondsport, Marty Opelt of Ormond Beach, Florida, Joyce Frank (John) of Stuart, Florida, Bill Opelt (Kelly) of North Port, Florida and Meg Morrison (Richard) of Hammondsport.
In addition to her six children she is survived by her brother Arthur (Joanne) Parsons of Keuka Lake and Englewood, Florida as well as grandchildren Charlie Essig, Bethany Buryta, Heather Mastro, Jamie Shaw, Erik Frank, John Frank, Melissa Frank, Lauren Opelt, Cameron Opelt, Logan Opelt, Nathan Morrison, Courtney Morrison and great-grandson Jay Buryta and anticpated, Charlotte LaColla; cousins, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lake Keuka Community Baptist Church, 736 East Lake Road, Penn Yan, NY 14527 or to the charity of choice. A memorial service will be held for family and friends July 25, 11 a.m. at the Lake Keuka Baptist Church.
Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home in Hammondsport.
MICHAEL ARGETSINGER, 70, of Chicago, Illinois, July 7, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
BARBARA J. CORIALE, 66, of Penn Yan, July 7, 2015. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
Bettyann Deutsch, 69, of Himrod, July 12, 2015 at Keuka Comfort Care Home, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Phyllis H. Gardner, 82, July 8, 2015 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Evelyn D. Hallenbeck, 93, of Sebring Florida, July 8, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Rexford R. Hanville Sr., 94, of Watkins Glen, July 1, 2015 at Guthrie Corning Hospital. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
JOHN L. HOPPER, 74, July 6, 2015. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
Raymond C. Kosmowski Jr., 48, of Dundee, July 4, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
BARBARA P. MERRIDEW, 85, July 8, 2015 at home. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 7/8/15
Margaret Jean Haley Love, 93, of Watkins Glen died peacefully June 29, 2015. A Mass of Resurrection celebrating the life of Margie was held Tuesday, July 7 at St. Mary's of the Lake Church at 10 a.m. Calling hours were held at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Monday, July 6 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Margie was born Jan. 24, 1922 in Youngstown, Ohio. She was the beloved only child of Dr. Daniel Haley, DVM and Marinda Mitchell Haley. Shortly after her birth the family moved to Watkins Glen where she resided most of her life. Margie graduated from Watkins Glen high school in 1939 and following her father's footsteps she graduated from Ohio State University in 1943. At OSU she was a Delta Gamma and continued her friendships with her sorority sisters all her life. She taught physical education at Harley School in Rochester until she married her high school classmate and lifelong friend, Jack Love, June 26, 1944 at St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church in Watkins Glen. He was in Veterinary School at Cornell and their first daughter Margaret was born in Ithaca in 1945. Soon after they returned to Watkins Glen, and Jack set up veterinary practice with Margie's dad. Children Daniel, Elizabeth and Thomas followed soon after.
Margie led a full life with family and friends in the town she loved. She was active in all of her children's lives as well as being a supportive daughter to her parents and loving wife to Jack. She loved to entertain and was an able hostess at many functions at their home. In addition she loved sports and she and Jack tailgated at Cornell football games regularly. They also remained loyal Buckeye fans and seldom missed a match. She remained active with the 39ers, her lifelong high school friends, all of her life. Competitive by nature she loved golf and bridge and was able to continue this passion at Seven Springs Golf and Country Club in Florida where she and Jack resided during their retirement years. Margie remained active until recently in her local bridge group with close friends. They also loved to travel and took many trips abroad.
Margie was active in the National Women's Auxiliary to the American Veterinary Medical Association as a member of the public relations committee, treasurer, and vice president for membership promotion and was ultimately elected president. Locally she was active in the Schuyler County League of Women Voters. She was a communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Church and her strong faith guided her through life.
She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Dr. Thomas Jack Love, DVM in 2004, son Daniel Haley Love, granddaughter Marinda Pevo, son-in-law Peter Pevo and grandson Brennan Daniel Love. She will be greatly missed by her loving family: children, Peggy Love Voorheis (Gary), Becky Love Pevo Bond (Stephen), Tom Love (Kathy) and Bill Colunio (Susie); grandchildren, Danielle Voorheis Kreitz (Paul), Jonathan Voorheis (Mindy), Mitchell Pevo, Jillian Pevo, Thomas Jack Love III, Sean Love (Chelsea), Kim Colunio Morrissey (Matthew), Daniel Colunio (Elisabeth); great-grandchildren, Jacob Gilbert, Haley Gilbert, Caleb Voorheis, Luke Voorheis, Logan Morrissey, Erin Morrissey and Quinn Morrissey; and many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank Sandy and Paul Montgomery of Montgomery House in Odessa for the loving and compassionate care Margie received there. Those who wish may send a memorial donation to St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 N. Decatur St. Watkins Glen, NY 14891, or The International Motor Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen, 610 S. Decatur St. Watkins Glen, NY 14891. You may express condolences to the family, light a "Candle of Remembrance" or sign a guestbook online atwww.RoyceChedzoy.com.
Dundee--Roland E. Smith Sr., 77, of Dundee died Saturday July 4, 2015 at Geneva General Hospital in Geneva surrounded by his loving family.
Friends are invited to calling hours from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, July 9 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where his funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. with Pastor Whendy Wolverton officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.
Roland was born Nov. 25, 1937 in Rock Stream, the son of Charles E. "Al" and Dorothy E. Cornish Smith. He graduated from Dundee Central School in 1957. He married the former Barbara J. Hess Feb. 24, 1957 at the Wayne Baptist Church. His working career included 18 years at Ingersoll-Rand in Painted Post, before taking a position at Cargill Salt, in Watkins Glen, where he retired in 2000 after 28 years of service. Roland also served his country for 29 years in the U.S. Army Reserves and retired as SFC in 1984. He was a former member of Dundee American Legion Bradley-Jessop Post #660. A loving and generous father, who was always willing to help his family, he enjoyed hunting, participated in computer technology blogs, and more recently boating. He was a dedicated Miami Dolphins fan and loved NASCAR racing.
He will be dearly missed by a daughter Dorothy Ann (Terry L. Wax) McCann of Fort Meade, Florida; four sons, Roland E. (Glenda) Smith Jr. of Dundee, Duane C. (Bernardine Rapacki) Smith of Elmira, Lyman W. (Emmie) Smith of Canastota, New York, Ross E. (Sandra) Smith also of Dundee; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws.
Roland was pre-deceased by his wife Barbara in 2014, his two sons Randy L. in 1961, Leonard E. "Lenny" in 2009, and two brothers Loren C. Smith in 2001 and Richard C. Smith in 2012.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
REXFORD R. HANVILLE SR., 94, of Watkins Glen, July 1, 2015 at Guthrie Corning Hospital. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Margaret Jean Haley Love, 93, of Watkins Glen, June 29, 2015. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Roland E. Smith Sr., 77, of Dundee, July 4, 2015 at Geneva General Hospital. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
TERESA A. TURNER, 63, July 3, 2015. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.