Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 7/1/15
Robert H. Allen, 84, of Penn Yan (formerly of Campbell, New York) passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.
Bob was born in Syracuse Nov. 7, 1930, the son of Herbert and Mary (Newcomb) Allen. Bob was a graduate of Dundee High School and served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Massey DD-778 during the Korean War from 1948 to 1952. He retired after 32 years of service from Corning Glass where he worked as a courier and security guard. He was a life time member of the Dundee American Legion, the Penn Yan VFW and the NRA. Bob lived life to the fullest, competing in marathons, canoe racing, umpiring softball, golfing and hunting at the little cabin in the woods. He was a passionate Coach K and Duke Blue Devil Basketball fan, Civil War buff and watched every John Wayne movie ever made, often quoting chapter and verse from the dialog. Bob was a talented writer, crafting many poems and letters to and about his family, and he thoroughly enjoyed antiquing and refinishing furniture. For Bob, no matter what he did, he always believed his greatest accomplishment was his wonderful life with Mary and his children. His wonderful sense of humor, kind heart and welcoming smile will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Bob is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary L. (Woodard) Allen; his son, Jeffrey C. (Traci Rouche) Allen; daughter, Lisa (David) Mathis; grandchildren, Carrin Allen, Leshay Mathis and Jared Allen; Courtney Rouche and Sophie; sister, Ruth Soules; brother-in-law Robert (Sally Pritchard) Woodard, sisters-in-law Barbra A. (James) Symonds and Joyce L. Schroo; numerous nieces, nephews, CGW friends, golfing buddies and hunting cronies.
He was predeceased by his mother, father and his brother-in-law Warren Soules.
A memorial service celebrating Bob's life will be held Sept. 13, 2015 at the Campbell United Methodist Church, Campbell, New York. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bob's memory to Rock Stream Presbyterian Church, Donn Gabelein, Treasurer, 6017 Old Lake Road, Rock Stream, NY 14878. Friends and family may sign the guestbook at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com.
Dundee--Freeman Goodrich "Spud" Fowler, 88, of Dundee sadly passed away on his 70th wedding anniversary, Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in the comfort of his home with family at his side.
Honoring his wishes there will be no prior calling hours. A memorial service with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015at the Dundee Presbyterian Church, 31 Main St., Dundee with the Rev. Jane Winters officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee V.F.W. Goodrich-Smith Post #8649, 125 Seneca St. Ext., Dundee, NY 14837, the Dundee American Legion Bradley-Jessop Post 660, 10 Spring St., Dundee, NY 14837 or to Keuka Comfort Care Home, PO Box 107, Penn Yan, NY 14527.
Freeman was born April 27, 1927 in Dundee, a son of Harry Judson and Mary Pearl Goodrich Fowler. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. On June 24, 1945 in Benton Center he married the former Mary Louise Tears. He was a life-long local resident who worked for many years at Palmer Chevrolet in Dundee before taking the position of transportation supervisor for Dundee Central School in 1971 where he retired 20 years later.
"Spud," as he was affectionately called by his friends, was very active in the community. He was a life member of the Dundee V.F.W. and American Legion; was a former Dundee Fireman and Odd Fellow. In his spare time he enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, family time and following his grandchildren's many endeavors.
He is loved and will be missed by his wife, Mary Louise Fowler at home; three daughters, Barbara J. (Stewart) Howell of Dundee, Linda F. Howland of Brockport, Dee A. (Ron) Anderson also of Dundee; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was pre-deceased by three brothers, two sisters and a son-in-law, Jim Howland, who passed away in 2011.
Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visitingwww.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
Norma V. Hall--Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend.
Born Aug. 25, 1923 in Alpine. Passed away peacefully April 24, 2015. She was 91 years old.
Norma was a successful Farm Family Insurance agent from 1955 to 1986. She was a leading female multi-line insurance agent, a qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table three times, received the prestigious Green Jacket senior agent award, a district agent, and was inducted, the only woman to date, into the Senior Agents Hall of Fame.
Norma demonstrated activism all her life through the many organizations she belonged to and believed in. She was a Zonta International Business Women's Club member from 1966 to 2008. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Watkins Glen from 1961 to 2015, and an elder of the church. She volunteered countless hours of service to her community, the hospital, her church and RSVP. She was an American Red Cross Blood Donor Hero.
Norma is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Judy Hall of Owensboro, Kentucky; her brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Patricia VanLone of Dundee; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her daughter, Laura H. Jones; her sister, Thelma V. Dolan; and her brother, Lon VanLone.
Norma was honored in a private ceremony May 22, 2015 at Palm Northwest Cemetery, Las Vegas, Nevada, where she will be laid to rest next to her daughter. A memorial of her life may be viewed at https://goo.gl/RW0NSR.
Teruko (Terri) Salmirs, 85, of Hector passed away at home May 27, 2015. A memorial service in her memory will be celebrated Sunday, July 19 at 3 p.m. at Wisdom's Goldenrod Center for Philosophic Studies.
She is survived by her husband, Bert Salmirs; her son, Michael Salmirs (Roberta Crawford), Ithaca; her daughter, Deborah Salmirs (Didier Serciat), Grenoble, France; her granddaughters, Raphaele Bernard-Salmirs (Yvan Andriana), Paris, France, and Mina Bernard-Salmirs, Grenoble, France. She is also survived by her brother and four sisters in Japan.
Terri's memory may be honored by contributing to Wisdom's Goldenrod Center for Philosophic Studies. 5801 Route 414, 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.
Sandra E. Schuck, 77, of Dundee passed away at Keuka Comfort Care Thursday, June 25, 2015 after a long illness. No prior calling hours will be held. A memorial service for Sandy will be held Saturday, July 11 at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Penn Yan.
Sandra was born Jan. 9, 1938, the daughter of Norman and Gladys Lawrence Babcock. Sandra was married to her husband Donald in 1960. She spent 18 years at Arnot Ogden Hospital as E.R. head nurse, and worked in ICU, Recovery Room and Medical-Surgical Unit prior to moving to Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home where she worked for nine years, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital and Soldiers & Sailors Hospital. She then was the case manager for Ontario-Yates Hospice, a job she truly loved. When she retired from there she worked at Southern Tier Hospice for a year and most recently volunteered at Keuka Comfort Care. She and Don enjoyed their travel trailer. She also enjoyed reading, deer watching, cross-stitch, canoeing, swimming and writing poetry.
Sandy is survived by her husband of 55 years, Donald, and cousins Joann Killingsworth, Jeff and Cora Lee Stansfield and Linda West.
Ronald S. Shutter, 53, of Alpine, entered into rest Monday, June 22, 2015 at Cayuga Medical Center. He was born Feb. 6, 1962. He married Peggy Shutter Aug. 20, 1983. Ron took great pride in his family and his greatest joy was his three children.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy; daughter, Melissa of Sidney, Nebraska; sons, Matthew of Odessa and Morgan of Alpine; parents, Janice Kron and Robert Kron; sisters, Wendy Shutter and Vicki Kron; brother, Brian Shutter; and nephews, Austin Kron, Ben Shutter and Robert Gripko.
In keeping with his wishes there will be no services. Contributions may be made in his memory to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, or Cayuga Hematology Oncology Associates, att: Lori Toolan, 101 Dates Dr., Ithaca, NY 14850. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.
Robert H. Allen, 84, of Penn Yan, June 23, 2015 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
JOHN P. CALLANAN SR., 87, June 25, 2015 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
LOREN J. CLARK, 88, June 28, 2015. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
KENNY "KILLER" COLE, 64, of Bath, formerly of Penn Yan, June 22, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
Freeman G. "Spud" Fowler, 88, of Dundee, June 24, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Norma V. Hall, 91, April 24, 2015.
NELSON H. HOUGHTALING, 63, June 25, 2015. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
HARRY "TED" LANDON, 63, of Burdett, June 23, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Teruko (Terri) Salmirs, 85, of Hector May 27, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Sandra E. Schuck, 77, of Dundee, June 25, 2015, at Keuka Comfort Care. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
Ronald S. Shutter, 53, of Alpine, June 22, 2015 at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
JANE TURNER, 91, of Burdett, June 26, 2015. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 6/24/15
Penn Yan--Donald R. Gillette, 89, of Penn Yan, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the Penn Yan Manor.
Family and friends called Saturday, June 20 at the United Methodist Church in Penn Yan. A Memorial Service for Donald immediately followed at noon. Memorial donations may be made in Donald's name to United Methodist Church, PO Box 242, Penn Yan, NY 14527 or to Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home, 655 North Liberty St., Penn Yan, NY 14527.
Donald was born in Penn Yan July 27, 1925 to Charles and Edna (Athawes) Gillette. He served our country during WWII and returned to civilian life to begin working construction projects that included supervising the development of Interstate 81 in New York, Route 13 in Ithaca and Route 54A from Penn Yan to Branchport--all were examples of his contributions to many roads, commercial and residential construction projects spanning Rochester and the Southern Tier area.
His joys and talents were many and are reflected in his carpentry in designing and building recreational camps, homes and furniture, and in his stonework and wood carvings. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, a thoughtful and kind neighbor, a supporter of his church and community, and quick with a wink, a smile, and gratitude for all in his life.
He is survived by his wife, Onalee (Hopkins-Martin) Gillette; sons, Blair (Laurie) and Bryan Gillette; daughter-in-law Robin Crist; his former wife, Nancy; step-children, Gwen, Rob (Mary Ann), George and Barry Martin; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Donald was predeceased by his son, Brent; brothers, Bill and Ken; sister, Millie Burke.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com.
Keuka Park/Camden, NEW JERSEY--Ryan William Halbert, 30. Ryan was born April 29, 1985. He is the son of William and Laurie Halbert of Keuka Park. Ryan had just completed his second year at Rutgers University School of Law. He was working as an intern at the Camden, New Jersey, public defender's office. Ryan was a true renaissance man. He loved to study, to explore, to learn, and to experience life to the absolute fullest. He was a risk taker, an adventurer, and a devoted and loyal son, brother, grandson and friend. He will be remembered for his brilliant mind, his adventurous spirit, his sense of humor and his generous soul. Ryan loved the outdoors, he spent countless hours studying plants and trees, hunting and gathering and learning how to survive in the woods. One of his goals in life was to buy some land and live solely off of the earth. He embraced a simplistic and minimalist lifestyle. He enjoyed the simple things in life; good food, good conversation, storytelling, walks in the woods and time with his family and friends. Ryan was a talented athlete, artist, musician and craftsman. Once he took an interest in something, he worked at it until he mastered it.
Ryan will be sadly missed by his parents; his sisters, Brady and Kala Halbert; his best friend, Jesse Worden; his maternal grandparents, Frederick and Loretta Hopkins; his paternal grandparents, Andrew and Martha Halbert; his aunts and uncles, Lynne (Brian) Angell, Mark (Maura Chazin) Hopkins, Brent (Margot) Hopkins, Timothy (Michelle VerHalen) Hopkins, Ann Ahrens, Peggy (John) Ferran, Mary K. (Tom) Day and Robert (Theresa) Halbert; and dozens of wonderful cousins.
A service and celebration of Ryan's life was held at The Valley Inn, 2862 Guyanoga Road, Monday, June 22. In honor of Ryan's love for the outdoors, memorial donations can be made in his name to Finger Lakes Trail Conference, 6111 Visitors Center Road, Mt. Morris, NY 14510.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com.
Warren E. Hall, 66, of Keuka Park, loving husband father and grandfather, passed away Monday, June 15, 2015 at home surrounded by his family and dear friends. Calling hours were held Monday, June 22 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Weldon Funeral Home where memorial sevice for Warren was held Tuesday, June 23. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Warren was born April 27, 1949, the son of John and Myrtle Gridley Hall. He worked at Garlock for 37 years retiring to his vineyards that he was so deeply proud of. Warren loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter. He was a member of the Penn Yan Moose, the NRA and S.C.O.P.E. He will be truely missed by so many wonderful friends.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Lois; one son, Robert (Lorie) Hall of Penn Yan; one daughter, Emily (Chris) Hall of Penn Yan; grandchildren Tyler, Kaitlyn, Addison and his newest grandson soon to arrive; two brothers, Louis (Donna) Gridley of Bluff Point and Elmer (Pat) Gridley of Penn Yan; two sisters, Erlyn (Dick) Husted of Penn Yan and Vera Albrecht of Geneva; also his very special friend Brody. He was predeceased by his parents John and Myrtle.
Friends may sign the guest book at WeldonFuneralHome.com.
Kenneth W. Lutz, 85, of State College, died Friday, May 29, 2015, at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College.
Born Dec.16, 1929, in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of Walter Henry and Mildred Anda Lutz. On June 30, 1956, he married Dorothy Cartland, who survives.
Also surviving are three children, Diana L. Pinkham and her husband Douglas of Herndon, Virginia, Kathryn L. Bosket and her husband Curtis of Eureka, Montana and Daniel R. Lutz and his wife Theresa of Orrville, Ohio; five grandchildren, David and Kyle Pinkham, Meagan Ankney, Kenneth and Reagan Lutz. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters.
Kenneth was a 1947 graduate of Taft High School, Chicago. He received a bachelor's degree in economics from Lawrence College in Appleton, Wisconsin in 1951, after which he served in the U.S. Army Counter-Intelligence Corps during the Korean Conflict in Chicago and Japan. Following military service his employment history was in sales and technical services beginning with Dow Chemical in Midland, Michigan and followed by 12 years with Philip A. Hunt Chemical Corp., Palisades Park, New Jersey. Hired by Chemcut in 1975 as national sales manager, his remaining working years were in State College. After a brief stint at Merrill Lynch, he established his own sales representative business, Automated Processes, Inc., from which he retired in 1993.
Kenneth enjoyed water sports --fishing and sailing--most recently at his summer home on Seneca Lake. His passion for woodworking and for tools of all sorts made him the source of borrowed equipment in his neighborhoods. He was famous for creating squirrel-proof bird feeding stations. His early love for classical music continued throughout his life.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 19 at the University Baptist and Brethren Church, 411 S. Burrows St., State College, with the Rev. Bonnie Kline Smeltzer officiating. A reception will follow at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the music program of the University Baptist and Brethren Church or to the Finger Lakes Boating Museum, 8231 Pleasant Valley Road, Hammondsport, NY 14840.
Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered atwww.kochfuneralhome.com or visit us on Facebook.
Marcella J. Ney, 81, of Burdett, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015. The family will receive friends and relatives Friday, June 26 from 11 a.m. 1 p.m. at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, followed by a funeral service at the funeral home at 1 p.m. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, John L. Ney Sr.; four children, Deborah Edele of Burdett, John L. Ney Jr. (and wife Marina) of South Carolina; Donna Lodge of Burdett and Dawn Owen (and husband Bruce) of Florida; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and special niece, Barbara Smith.
While living in Queens, NYC, she proudly helped her husband become a captain with the NYPD. They moved to Burdett in 1975 to fulfill their dream of a farmer's life. Marcella's greatest accomplishment is the raising of her family and the loved generated to all. She lived a blessed life and will always be remembered.
Those wishing may consider a memorial donation in her memory to the Burdett Vol. Fire Dept., PO Box 238, Burdett, NY 14818. You may express condolences to the family or light a "Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.
Jack K. Smith, 75, of Millport, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at home. He was born in Montour Falls Feb. 23, 1940, the son of the late Roy and Ruth Smith. He is survived by his wife, Flavia C. Smith; daughters, Beatrice Chaidez, Silvia (Patrick) Brucie, Teresa Smith; son Jack K. Smith Jr.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at a later date. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.
DONALD J. CLAFLIN, 79, of Ithaca, June 14, 2015. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Donald R. Gillette, 89, of Penn Yan, June 14, 2015 at the Penn Yan Manor. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
Ryan W. Halbert, 30, June 16, 2015. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
Warren E. Hall, 66, of Keuka Park, June 15, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
Kenneth W. Lutz, 85, of State College, May 29, 2015, at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College. Arrangements by Koch Funeral Home, State College.
Marcella J. Ney, 81, of Burdett, June 20, 2015. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Jack K. Smith, 75, of Millport, June 9, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Freda J. Slocum, 80, of Penn Yan, June 17, 2015 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 6/17/15
Linda L. Button, 54, of Beaver Dams passed away Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Guthrie Corning Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Corning Aug. 27, 1960, the daughter of John B. Glick Jr. and Betty (Linderman) Glick. She graduated from Bradford Central School and was employed by Chicago Title in Bath.
Linda is survived by her husband, Steven Button; her mother, Betty Glick of Beaver Dams; children, Nathan Buck of Tuscarora, New York and Jacob (Keisha) Buck of Caton, New York; step-son, Adam (Courtney) Button; grandchildren, Gage, Xander, Becka, Meaghan, Asher and Morgan; two brothers, John (Mary) of Beaver Dams and Jim (Alice) of Livingston, Texas; sisters, Beth (Doug) of Westbrookville, New York and Mary (Greg) of Watkins Glen; and several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her father John B. Glick Jr. in 2003.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 20 at 12:30 p.m. at Maltby Cemetery in Monterey. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.
CROCKER CURTIS, 76, of Hammondsport died June 12, 2015 at home. He was born March 8, 1939 in Corning, the son of Ingraham and Louise (Bartlett) Curtis.
A U.S. Army veteran and "man who could repair most anything," he owned the Pleasant Valley Provision Co. auto dealership, and prior to that was an auto parts store manager and auto mechanic.
He served many years as boy scout leader in Corning and Hammondsport, and was a lifelong active member of the Episcopal Church.
Crocker is survived by his wife, the Rev. Sandra K. Curtis; his children, Sarah Curtis of East Greenwich, Rhode Island and Walker (Renee) Curtis of San Diego, California; grandchildren Maxwell and Audrey, step-granddaughters Jennifer and Sarah and great-grandchildren Amelia, Claire and Hadley.
Funeral services will be at St. James Episcopal Church, Watkins Glen, Saturday, June 20 at 1 p.m. Memorial gifts may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, Watkins Glen, or the Steuben County SPCA.
Arrangements are by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport. www.lamarchefuneralhome.com.
Montour Falls/Dundee--Gordon R. Fleet, 94, formerly of Dundee, died Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, in Montour Falls.
Honoring his wishes there are no prior calling hours. A private graveside service with Fireman and Military Honors will be held at the convenience of the family in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee, with the Rev. Jane Winters officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Fire Company, or the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.
Gordon was born July 14, 1920 in the town of Barrington, the son of Emerson B. and Bessie S. Southworth Fleet. He graduated from Dundee Central School in 1940. He worked at Ingersol-Rand for two years before serving in the 7th Air Force during World War II, from 1942-1946, stationed at Hickam Field, on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. On Jan. 7, 1943 in Dundee, he married the former Isabel S. Palmer; she passed away on his 78th birthday, July 14, 1998. Gordon was an accountant and bookkeeper for 50 years employed by Palmer Chevrolet Olds, in Dundee.
Mr. Fleet was a very active member of the Dundee community. He joined the fire department in 1946, and in 1948 he and the late Kenneth Vaughn founded the Dundee Fire Department Emergency Squad; he was a past chief and life member. He was a member and past treasurer of the Dundee United Methodist Church, a former member of the Dundee Rotary Club, the Odd Fellows and the former Seneca Lake Sportsman's Club.
In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and hunting, and loved refinishing furniture for many area friends.
He will be missed by a daughter, Sheila F. (David) Kiehle of Albany, New York; a son, Steven G. (Pam) Fleet of Dundee; four grandchildren, Brian S. Fleet of Penn Yan, Douglas S. (Amy) Fleet of Dundee, Kara C. Kiehle of Los Angeles, California and Matthew D. (Jennifer) Kiehle of Cohoes, New York; seven great-grandchildren, Anna Isabel Fleet, Emma Theresa Fleet, Eva Kay Fleet, Ellie Marie Fleet, Renee Olivia Fleet, Jack Benjamin Kiehle and Molly Judith Kiehle; numerous nieces, nephews and a very dear friend Eleanor Green.
Besides his wife he was predeceased by two brothers and one sister.
Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
Penn Yan--Lloyd M. Hoover, 56, of East Swamp Road, town of Potter, died unexpectedly in his sleep Monday June 15, 2015 at home.
Friends are invited to calling hours from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 18 at the family home, 3920 East Swamp Road, Penn Yan. Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 19 at the Sugar Creek Old Order Mennonite Church, Hamm Road, Penn Yan. Burial will be in the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Lloyd was born Aug. 11, 1958 in New Holland, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Frank N. and Emma Z. Martin Hoover. On Oct. 29, 1981 he married the former Anna B. Leinbach. He was a self-employed dairy farmer, and member of the Sugar Creek Old Order Mennonite Church.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Anna B. Hoover at home; two daughters, Joanne wife of Aaron Zimmerman Jr. of Penn Yan and Laura wife of James Martin of Moira, New York; four sons, Jonathan (Susan) Hoover of Dundee, Timothy (Mary Jane) Hoover of Middlesex, Matthew (Elva) Hoover of Penn Yan and Kevin Hoover at home; 12 grandchildren; five brothers, Earl (Marian) Hoover, Melvin (Esther) Hoover, Samuel (Ruth) Hoover, Jonas (Marian) Hoover and Frank (Wilma) Hoover, all of Penn Yan; three sisters, Ada wife of Mahlon Burkholder of Dundee, Vera wife of John David Shirk and and Katie wife of Eugene Zimmerman, both of Penn Yan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother Paul M. Hoover in 1999, his mother Emma Z. Hoover in 2002 and his father Frank N. Hoover in 2014.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home 36 Water St., Dundee.
Kenneth M. Miller, 71, of Rock Stream, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015. He was predeceased by his wife, Sharon F. Miller, Nov. 14, 2014. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Stacy and Doug Yeater of Hector and two grandsons, William and Alexander. He is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Judy Miller; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Donald Kerner and sister Linda Chestnut, all of Indiana.
Ken was born in Indianapolis Aug. 17, 1943, the oldest son of Vernon and Susan F. Miller. He received his PhD in zoology from Indiana University in 1970 and went on to teach at Purdue University for the next few years. He then worked for American Home Products in Research and Development and Quality Control in Milton, Pennsylvania and New York, New York. After retiring in 2001, he and his wife moved from Lewisburg, Pennsylvania to Rock Stream and opened the Anna Rose Bed & Breakfast. Ken was a scientist and nature lover and enjoyed hiking, birdwatching and spending time outdoors with his daughter and grandchildren, teaching them about all matter of plants and bugs. He also enjoyed playing bridge, traveling and watching Hoosier basketball.
The family will receive visitors from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 17 at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen. A private graveside service will be held at Glen Wood Cemetery in Geneva at the convenience of the family. You may express condolences to the family or sign a guestbook online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com.
Dundee--Mary H. Nickerson, 88, of Dundee, formerly of Vernon-Rockville, Connecticut, died Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Sunset House, in Dundee.
Honoring the families wishes there are no prior calling hours. A private graveside service will be held in Grove Hill Cemetery, 22 Cemetery Ave., Vernon Rockville, Connecticut at the family's convenience.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Friends Northeastern Connecticut chapter at www.tcfnectchapter.org.
Mary was born Oct. 7, 1926 in North Conway, New Hampshire, the daughter of Warren F. and Georgie M. Nichols Haley. She graduated from Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg, Maine in 1944 and went on to receive her R.N. degree from Springfield College. On April 11, 1948 in North Conway, New Hampshire she married Charles L. Nickerson, who passed away in 1984. She had lived locally since July of 2011, previously living in Rockville, Connecticut for more than 60 years, where she was employed as a registered nurse at Rockville Hospital.
A loving mother and grandmother, she will be missed by her six surviving children: Carol Nickerson of Champaign, Illinois, Robin N. (Lester) Travis of Himrod, Nancy N. (Richard) Chase of Promfret Center, Connecticut, C. Peter (Anne) Nickerson of Ellington, Connecticut, Stephen D. (Arlene) Nickerson of Franktown, Colorado, Bruce R. Nickerson of Glastonbury, Connecticut and 10 grandchildren Adam (Natalie) Travis, Seth Travis, Stephanie Nickerson, Heidi and Geoffrey Nickerson, James, Thomas and Savannah Nickerson, Jacob and Audrey Chase; a great-grandson Landon Monroe Travis and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a daughter Holly S. Nickerson in 1983.
Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
Altay--Leona "Gram, Granma, Big Momma" May Thompson, 94, of Rock Stream passed away Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Schuyler Hospital with her family by her side.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 17 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where her funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. with Pastor Chris Durham and Deacon Larry Dykes officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
Leona loved flowers, which would be appreciated; those wishing may make memorial contributions to charity of their choice.
Leona was born June 20, 1920 in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Walter and Nettie Shelley Perigo. At the age of 14 she was a press operator for a laundry company in Corning. She married Belmont Donald Thompson in 1937 and became a homemaker and worked in the vineyards for many years. Until her death she lived in the same house for 67 years with her son Douglas and where she raised her seven children. When she became ill her daughter Donna was her primary caretaker.
She enjoyed gardening, hunting, bird watching, vacationing, playing cards, fishing and family gatherings. She was an excellent cook and baker and "she made the best fudge and fabulous mac-n-cheese in town." Every year in May she would go on vacation to Black Lake. Her most recent trip to Black lake was May 9, 2014. Until recently every Monday she made pies and played Bingo with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, where all had many laughs. She loved going out for dinner and ice cream with her son Doug; they were best buddies.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and aunt who will be deeply missed by all.
She is survived by four sons and three daughters; Walter Jay (Ella) Thompson of Watkins Glen, Arnold (Betty) Thompson and Barb Dombroski, both of Dundee, Norman (Katie) Thompson of Altay, Donna (Ed Cragg) Briggs and Darlene (Sam) Rumsey, all of Dundee, and Douglas Thompson with whom she made her home; 20 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, 32 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband Belmont July 13, 1980, brothers Loren Perigo of Painted Post, Edward Perigo of Watkings Glen, Leon Perigo of Elkland, Pennsylvania, a sister Norma Liller of Corning, a half-sister Betty Perigo, son in-law Joseph Dombroski of Dundee, great-granddaughters Jennifer Teed of Watkins Glen and Vera Dombroski of Dundee, and great-grandson Richard S. Thompson of Dundee.
"In 1971 Ma became my mother-in-law and I hope I'm as good a mother-in-law as she was all these years to me." Love, Katie.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the nurses at Schuyler Hospital, Pastor Durham and Larry Dykes.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
Linda L. Button, 54, of Beaver Dams, June 11, 2015 at Guthrie Corning Hospital. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
HAROLD P. CHRISTIANSEN, 83, of Penn Yan, June 6, 2015 at Penn Yan Manor. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
CROCKER CURTIS, 76, of Hammondsport, June 12, 2015 at home. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
Gordon R. Fleet, 94, formerly of Dundee, June 9, 2015 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
ROBERT FRAIM, 69, June 8, 2015. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
DONALD R. GILLETTE, 89, June 14, 2015. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
LLOYD M. HOOVER, 56, of Penn Yan, June 15, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Kenneth M. Miller, 71, of Rock Stream, June 13, 2015. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Mary H. Nickerson, 88, of Dundee, June 13, 2015 at Sunset House, Dundee. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
PATRICIA "PAT" J. POTTS, 75, of Penn Yan, June 9, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
JACK K. SMITH, 75, June 9, 2015. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Leona May Thompson, 94, of Rock Stream, June 14, 2015, at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 6/10/15
RICHARD J. "DICK" CIPRICH SR. died May 26, 2015 in Colorado from a long battle with cancer. Dick was born in Laceyville, Pennsylvania to John and Olive Ciprich Sept. 14, 1938. He is predeceased by his parents and a son, Richard J. "Cy" Ciprich Jr. He leaves behind a son Kevin Ciprich, daughters Charr Savage and Frann Ciprich, a brother Charles (Faith) Ciprich and sister Rita Watts.
Dick was a life time member of the Watkins Glen Elks Lodge #1546. Dick was a professional bowler who dominated the scene in a decade with such stars as Jimmy Schroeder, Nin Angelo, Tom Harnisch and Joey Golebiewski. Ciprich was as big as any.
He was elected to the Buffalo Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 1966. He was honored in 2007 at the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame for his achievements. Ciprich graduated from Watkins Glen high school in 1955. Dick was a three-sport letterman in football, basketball and baseball. He moved to Rochester but soon moved to Buffalo to further his bowling career. Ciprich was good enough to join the BIG-E team in 1967 at Fairlanes and bowled a 300! He also bowled an 811 with 27 strikes for his BIG-E team.
Dick was interviewed in 2007 and said he considered the highlight of his career his victory in 1972 at the Bowlers Journal Championship in Long Beach, California, when he bowled a 1,214 series, which at that time was a tournament record.
He was in Long Beach and shot a 799 in doubles. He had a fourth place finish at the U.S. Open in St. Paul, Minnesota. Locally he won the Georg A. Obenauer Masters. He was runner up to Phill Dewey in the 1971 Obie. He was involved in bowling also by managing Parkside Lanes in Tonawanda. He organized Beat The Champ Show on WBEN-TV. He also competed in Beat The Champ, winning six weeks in a row before being defeated.
In 2002 he and his partner, Margart Cooke, left Buffalo to move to Parachute, Colorado, where he and Margart opened a bar/restaurant. There were oil and gas drillers near the town which was on Route 70 west of Denver. He worked the bar/restaurant and sponsored many fundraising events for the community including Multiple Sclerosis, Grand Valley Recreation Center, Battlement Mesa seniors and the Kiwanis/Alive-at-25 program. The restaurant was awarded the Chamber of Commerce "Business of the Year" for their many activities dedicated to the community. Dick made many friends wherever he went and will be missed.
Violanda Peters Mariano, 90, died Monday, May 4, 2015. She was born and raised on Salt Point Road on Seneca Lake in Watkins Glen. She lived most of her life in Owego, New York and for the past eight years resided in Buford, Georgia. Vi, as known by her friends, was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Pauline Peters, step-mother Loretta Peters, brothers Jim and John Peters, all of Watkins Glen; and her beloved husband of 57 years, Ned Mariano.
Vi is survived by her sister, Louise Bartone, Watkins Glen; daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen (James) Thompson, Atlanta, Georgia; son and daughter-in-law Ron (Joyce) Mariano, Florida; grandchildren Arin (Kerry) Hendrix, Shannon (Tom) Covington of Georgia, Josh (Valerie) Mariano of Florida and Elizabeth (Chris) Ballard of New York; great-grandchildren Madison Rubino, Megan, Emma and Hunter Covington and Carly Ballard; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Retired from IBM Owego, Vi also worked at the Eclipse in Elmira during WWII. Vi will be remembered for her kind and generous heart, her fiesty personality, her contageous laugh, her fabulous Italian cooking and baking and her love of flowers. Her family was her greatest love, her pride and her joy. And, we were blessed because she was ours.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, June 18 at 10 a.m. At St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, Watkins Glen. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Watkins Glen.
ROGER L. MCKAMEY, 79, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at his home in Himrod. Roger was born in Bald Knob, Arkansas and moved to Michigan as a teen. He lived there until 1966 when he moved to Elmira to start a new job. He worked for both Tanner Building Company and Streeter Associates before he decided to start his own business in 1976. At the helm of Ridgeline Constructors he had many projects he was proud of in Chemung County... Mandeville Hall, Coca Cola, Horseheads Post Office and the First Presbyterian Church Great Room, to name a few.
Roger is predeceased by his parents Murrel and Grace McKamey, sister Mary McKamey Pratt and brother Herbert McKamey. He served on boards for UCP and Clemens Center, and was President of Jaycees at one point. He was a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow and very active for many years in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. He became involved in the Himrod Fire Department as a fire fighter, served as a Certified First Responder and was treasurer for many years. He was a member of the town of Milo zoning board of appeals for two terms.
Roger is survived by his wife of 33 years, Joyce; eight children, Bryan (Aimee) McKamey, Minnesota, Beverly McKamey, Michigan, Scott McKamey (Sandy), Michigan, Bruce McKamey, Michigan, Kim (David) Ruskauff, New York, Deanna Tewksbury, New Hampshire, Jennifer (Skeet) West, New York and Jonathan (Stephanie) McKamey, Pennsylvania; 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
At Roger's request there will no services. Donations may be made to the Himrod Fire Department, 3530 Himrod Road, Himrod, NY 14842, First Presbyterian Church, 1054 W. Clinton St., Elmira, NY 14905 or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are by McInerny Funeral Home, Elmira.
Penn Yan--Linda M. Potter, 72, of Penn Yan died accidentally Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
Linda was born Sept. 1, 1942 in Penn Yan, the daughter of the late Clarence S. and Dorothy Bailey Morehouse. She graduated from Dundee Central School class of 1960, and earned a bachelor of science in nursing from Keuka College in 1964. In 1982 she received her master's in nursing from Hunter College in New York City. On Nov. 30, 1968 in Keuka College Norton Chapel she married Cyril James Potter, who passed away Oct. 14, 2008. She had nursing jobs in the Bronx and New Jersey until 1990 when she moved back to Penn Yan. She worked at Keuka College from 1991 until she retired in 2001.
Mrs. Potter was a member of Benton United Methodist Church, Home Bureau and the Red Hat Society. She was a member of the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed crocheting, playing cards and spending time with her family and friends.
She will be missed by her sister Janet Sisson of Albuquerque, New Mexico; a brother Phil (Mary) Morehouse of Barrington, dear nieces and nephews Mike (Chris) Morehouse of Penn Yan, Cathy (Sam) Marusarz of Dundee, Carla Newberry and Jim Sisson, both of New Mexico; great nieces and nephews Amanda and Mitch Morehouse and Brooke and Chelsey Marusarz, along with several more in New Mexico; and her faithful furry friend "Evie."
Besides her parents and husband, she was pre-deceased by a brother-in-law Carlton Sisson June 1, 2004.
Friends were invited to calling hours from 12 to 1 p.m. Monday, June 8 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where her funeral service was held at 1 p.m. with Pastor Natalie Bowerman officiating. Burial followed in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
Memorial contributions may be made to Benton United Methodist Church P.O. Box 683, Penn Yan, NY 14527; the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837; or to Himrod Fire Department First Responders, 3530 Himrod Road, Himrod, NY 14842-9608.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
Charles E. Urban, 94, of Hector and formerly of Millport, passed away Monday, June 1, 2015 at Robert Packer Hospital. He was born in Corning Jan. 14, 1921, the son of Michael and Susanna Urban. He graduated from Corning High School. On Oct. 9, 1944, he married the former Helen Podleski in Corning.
Mr. Urban was a machinist and foreman at Shepard Niles Hoist & Crane for over 41 years, retiring April 1, 1983. He was a communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen, and a member of the Mechanics Club and Elks Club. Charlie, as he was known to his many friends, was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting and fishing and life at his "Castle" on the lake. He loved to regale his family and friends with tall tales, card games and practical jokes. On a more serious side, he was a man who was active, vibrant, and full of life and strong in his faith. He had a proud career in the crane and hoist industry and assisted with all types of mechanical and technical support to those who sought him out. He held a great passion for all his family and a special love towards animals. A member of the "Greatest Generation," he was proud to have served his country in the Navy during WWII. Life is an immeasurably better place because he was here.
Charlie is survived by his daughter, Patricia Giulino of Arlington, Massachusetts; his son, Gary (Judy) Urban of Hector; five grandchildren, Jennifer Kelleher, Erika Cannon, Michael, Katherine and Erin Urban; four great-grandchildren, Jordan and Braeden Cannon, Natalia and Giovanna Kelleher. He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Helen, in 2009, a son Michael in 2011, and sisters Mary Close in 2009 and Helen Minchie in 2006.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A service will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Steve Lape officiating. Burial will be in Seneca Union Cemetery in Valois at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the ARC of Schuyler or St. Mary's of the Lake Church. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.
RICHARD J. "DICK" CIPRICH, 76, May 26, 2015 in Colorado.
JUDITH E. DALY, 51, of Penn Yan, June 1, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
BRETT M. EMILO, 44, of Montour Falls, formerly of Middlebury, Vermont, May 29, 2015. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Violanda Peters Mariano, 90, formerly of Watkins Glen, May 4, 2015.
ROGER L. MCKAMEY, 79, of Himrod, June 3, 2015 at home. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home, Elmira.
Linda M. Potter, 72, of Penn Yan, June 3, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
SAMUEL F. SELWOOD, 76, of Penn Yan, June 3, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
Charles E. Urban, 94, of Hector, June 1, 2015 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.