Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 2/25/15
Pauline M. Bradley, 93, formerly of Rock Stream, and Village Square Apartments in Painted Post, passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing in Montour Falls.
Pauline was born Oct. 16, 1921 in Sayre, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Harry and Leona (Vanstoran) Lendrum. Pauline was a member of the Rock Stream Presbyterian Church and a Ladies Aid for the church for over 60 years. She attended bible studies and enjoyed ice cream socials, dish to pass nights, shopping, and most of all she enjoyed reading Amish books.
In addition to her parents, Pauline was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Ted H. Bradley, Nov. 14, 2007; brother, Edward Lendrum; half brother, John Dieffenbach, and special sister-in-law, Shirley Roblyer whom she thought of as a sister.
Pauline is survived by her children, Richard (Ann) Bradley of Rock Stream and Barbara (Frederick) Siebert of Corning; grandchildren, Tim Abbey of Columbus, Mississippi, Kimberly (Doug) White of Great Falls, Virginia, Scott (Tammy) Bradley of Montour Falls and Diana (Randy) Hill of Lindley; eight great-grandchildren, two great-great-granddaughters; step brothers, Robert (Gretchen) and Richard (Elsa) Lendrum; brother-in-law, Robert (Carol) Bradley; sisters-in-law, Mildred, Sabella, and Edie Bradley; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends and family may call from 12 to 2 p.m. Monday, March 2 at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen, where her funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery, Watkins Glen. Memorial contributions may be made in Pauline's memory to the charity of one's choice.
Friends and family may sign the guestbook at www.haughey-woodfuneralhome.com.
Walter B. Croft Sr., 74, of Montour Falls, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 at Cayuga Medical Center. He was born in Montour Falls Jan. 30, 1941, the son of the late Clifford and Marie Crandall Croft, and attended Odessa-Montour Schools. Walter retired from NYS Department of Transportation and was a lifetime member of the Mechanics Club.
He was predeceased by his wife Gail Croft, and two sisters, Shirley Croft and Connie Caslin. Walter is survived by his children, Melanie Croft of Elmira, Walter B. Croft Jr. of Montour Falls, Marlene Croft (Ralph Stoothoff) of Montour Falls and William (Mary) Croft of Alpine; brothers, Richard Croft of Odessa and Clifford Croft of Montour Falls; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 from 2-4 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A reception will be held immediately after at the Mechanics Club in Montour Falls. Graveside services will be held at Laurel Hill Cemetery in the spring at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made in his memory 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.
Dundee/Glenora--Marjorie C. Fowler, 96, currently of Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, of Glenora, Dundee, passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 in Montour Falls.
Honoring her wishes there will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to memorial services which will begin with a service by the Order of the Eastern Star at 11:30 a.m. Saturday March 7, at the Barrington Community Church, Old Bath Road, Dundee with the Rev. Gerald Vanaman and the Rev. Jane Winters officiating. The family will receive guests after the service. Inurnment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee, in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.
Marjorie was born July 19, 1918 in Elmira, a twin daughter of Harry W. and Jennie Marjorie Beers Carpenter. She graduated from Watkins Glen high School in 1937, and from Elmira Business Institute in 1939. She worked for a short time at Lakemont Academy. On Aug. 31, 1940 in the Dundee Methodist Church she married Ashby R. Fowler, who passed away April 3, 1996. A life long local resident and the oldest living resident of Glenora, she had wintered in Florida throughout the 1980s and 90s.
Mrs. Fowler was very active in the community, having attended the Lakemont Congregational Christian Church and the Barrington Community Church.She was Past Grand Chaplin of the Grand Chapter O.E.S. State of New York 1983 and Past Nobel Grand of the Martha Washington Rebekah Lodge in Weathersfield, Connecticut; was a former member of the former Crystal Valley Grange, the Yates County Pamona Grange and New York State Grange, was a founding member of the Penn Yan Friendship Squares, a past president of the Lakemont Ladies Aid Society and a former assistant Girl Scout leader. In her spare time, she was a talented craftswoman with knitting, crochet, and quilting, having made 19 bed size quilts over her lifetime.
She is loved and will be missed by a daughter Idelle M. (John) Bowles of Clifton Springs, a son Heman A. (Carol) Fowler of Big Flats; six granddaughters, Lori (Tony) Nazos of Chicago, Illinois, Heather (Craig Radnitz) Fowler of Santa Marie, California, Jennifer (Andrew) Wilcox of Gilford, Vermont, Elaine (Robert) Mallory of Baldwinsville, Angela (Brent) Conklin of Horseheads and Kelly (Mike) Shaban of Pittsboro, North Carolina; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband she was predeceased by a daughter and son-in-law Jennie E. and William Meinen, and her twin sister and her husband Marian C. and Charles Raymond "Buster" Brewer Jr.
Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visitingwww.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
Robert D. "Pete" Simpson Sr. 68, of Bennettsburg, went to be with his Lord in Heaven Feb. 16, 2015. The family received visitors at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Friday, Feb. 20, from 2-5 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 5 p.m. at the funeral home and a reception at the Reynolds United Methodist Church.
He is survived by wife Denise; daughter Deborah (Craig); son Robert Jr.; step-daughters, Kelly, Kari and Star; brothers, Frank and Ron (Caroline); sister, Bev (Ron) Cervoni; half-brother Harry (Tina) Smith; step-brothers, George (Bernice) Smith, Kirk (Linda) Smith and Ricky Smith; grandchildren, Mitch, Micaela, Gwendolyn, Tiana and Dezaray; step-grandchildren, Ryan, Logan, Hunter and Jackson; nieces and nephews, Amy (Pat) Liddle, Jeannette (Shawn) Gilbert, Vicky and Anthony Simpson, Ben (Eva) Smith, Jesse Smith and Walker Smith. He was predeceased by his father, Frank Simpson; mother, Alberta Smith; brother, Donald Simpson and nephews Jeff and Jason Cervoni.
Pete proudly served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He continued his service to veterans, volunteering to drive them to numerous medical appointments. He also frequently served as an honor guard at veterans' funeral services. He was lovingly known as "The Mayor of Bennettsburg." He was a member of the American Legion Post 676 of Odessa. Pete loved to hunt with the boys, watch NASCAR and follow his granddaughter Micaela in sports. He also loved taking his grandson Jackson to Scouts, fishing and teaching him about everything.
Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the American Legion Post 676 , PO Box 137, Odessa, NY 14869; or the Reynoldsville United Methodist Church, 5099 Route 227, Burdett, NY 14818. You may sign a guestbook or express condolences to the family online atwww.RoyceChedzoy.com.
Waneta Lake/Tyrone--Kent L. Wilmott, 82, of Waneta Lake left his loving family to join the Lord and his wife Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. His life was defined by his love of God, his love of his wife and his family and friends.
Kent was born April 6, 1932 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Lyle B. and Helen F. Ernst Wilmott. He was blessed with a loving marriage of 56 years to his beloved Nancy Miller of Horseheads. He received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Buffalo and then served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. He later earned his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Kent enjoyed his career as the Western Regional Director for the American Management Association before opening his own management consulting firm in Novato, California. He also served as an adjunct professor of business at the University of San Francisco for 17 years and at Keuka College for four years before retiring in 2011. He was a faithful member and served on the church councils of the Novato United Methodist and the Bluff Point United Methodist churches.
A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he is survived by his three sons, Michael (Heidi), Brian (Sandy) and James (Nicole); his 10 grandchildren, Kyle, Eric, Holly, Seanna (Michael and Heidi), Justin, Joshua and Jacob (Brian and Sandy), Madeline, Riley and Delaney (James and Nicole) as well as his four great-grandchildren, his brothers Gareth and Robert, nieces Gail and Susan, the Kirkwood family of Lima and the Stuart family of Almond.
Kent thought football was a metaphor for life. With respect to that metaphor, he has now won the big game.
Honoring his wishes, there are no prior calling hours. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. at the Bluff Point United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Bluff Point United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 134, Keuka Park, NY 14478.
Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visitingwww.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
PAULINE M. BRADLEY, 93, formerly of Rock Stream and Painted Post, Feb. 19, 2015 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Walter B. Croft Sr., 74, of Montour Falls, Feb. 18, 2015 at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
HENRIETTA E. CROUCH, 100, Feb. 15, 2015. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
GERALD (JERRY) L. DAILEY, 79, of Elmira, Feb. 7, 2015. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
HELEN J. DARLING, 93, of Odessa, Feb. 14, 2015. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Marjorie C. Fowler, 96, of Glenora, Dundee, Feb. 19, 2015 in Montour Falls. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Robert D. "Pete" Simpson Sr. 68, of Bennettsburg, Feb. 16, 2015. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Kent L. Wilmott, 82, of Waneta Lake, Feb. 18, 2015. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 2/18/15
My father, Richard "Rick" Campbell, 60, has left the world of the living to walk hand in hand with the Ancient Ones and those who passed before him. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Laurie Campbell; his daughter Sheila Campbell Hess and her husband Patrick and their children, Angela, Lauren and Robert; his son, Robert Campbell and his wife Jodi and children Rosie and Laurel; his siblings, Albert, Sally and Linda; and several dear friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Milton and Marian Campbell.
He was a loving man. He was a real friend to those who were true to him. He was called a lot of things by a lot of people but his favorite was "Brutally Honest." He would always tell you like it was or at least the way he saw it anyway. He always had a joke or a story to tell. In the last few years of his life he found great pleasure in being part of a band. Thank you Steve Filipetti and Steve Grimes, you became like brothers to him. He loved you both very much.Per his request there will be no services. He wanted a big party where his family and friends could celebrate his life. We did that before the weather got cold and he was healthy enough to enjoy it too. We wish him growth and enlightenment through his new journey. Dad, we will love and miss you forever and ever. As Above So Below.
Memorial gifts may be made to Care First Hospice, 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY 14870. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.
Henrietta Eunice (Filippetti) Crouch was born Nov. 17, 1914, and peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family Feb. 15, 2015.She was the daughter of Thomas Filippetti and Christina (Martine) Filippetti. Henrietta is predeceased by her husband Herschel Crouch; brothers, Ernest Filippetti, Joseph Filippetti (Doris) and Thomas Filippetti (Marilyn); and sisters Loretta VanHorn (Paul) and Mary Vickio (Louis Sr.). She is survived by sisters Rachel Vickio (Nicholas), Gloria Menio (Edward Sr.) and Teresa Cope (Ken); son Calvin Crouch (Nancy); two loving granddaughters, Jessica Duvall and Antoinette Crouch; numerous nephews and nieces who were all like sons and daughters to her; and several great-grandchildren, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Henrietta sang in the church choir for many years with some of her siblings; their beautiful voices echoed throughout the valley. She proudly worked at the Eclipse Machine Company in Elmira during WWII to help manufacture bomb fuses in support of the war effort. She was a faithful employee of Montour Pharmacy where she retired in 1980.
Henrietta often shared stories about her wonderful life with her parents and siblings on the family farm. Soon after the war was over, she married Herschel Crouch and together they settled on "Filippetti Hill" outside of Watkins Glen. Henrietta was affectionately known as "Lega" to family members and close friends. Lega always had a smile; her grace and warm personality was contagious to all who were fortunate enough to have her in their life. She lived life to the fullest and was "a giant in a small package." Lega enjoyed fishing, camping and visiting with others. Her true passion was cooking and knowing her meals would satisfy so many. Lega's culinary legacy will live on through her cherished recipes that have been handed down to her loving family. She was the host of all family gatherings, and her home was always filled with talk and laughter. Henrietta will be missed on this earth but greeted in heaven with open arms. She will surely live on in the hearts and souls of those who knew her.
Henrietta was a member of Saint Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen. Calling hours celebrating her life will be held at Saint Mary'sFeb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the link, followed by a Mass at noon. Donations may be made to Catholic Charities, 607 Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891 and/or Seneca View Skilled Nursing, 220 Steuben St., Montour Falls, NY 14865.
Friends and family may sign the guestbook at www.haughey-woodfuneralhome.com.
It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the death of a long time Watkins Glen resident, Frank DeSarno Jr. He passed away at the age of 84, at Schuyler Hospital Feb. 9, 2015 after a six and a half year courageous battle with cancer. Frank honorably served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He founded DeSarno's Body Shop 58 years ago, which became a three generation shop. His son, Frank III, now owns and operates the business. Frank possessed a strong work ethic which he imparted to his family. He was a sought after dance partner and avid gardener. He was inducted into the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Driver's Walk of Fame in 2003. He was Grand Marshal of the Italian-American Festival parade in 2009. He was a member of the Elks for 55 years. He was a man's man. There was no pretense about Frank. He had a smile for every guy and two for every girl. Frank is survived by his beloved wife Joyce, of 48 years; son, Frank III "J.R.," daughters, Cynthia Eichelman, Frances Gransbury, Tracy Deleon and Robin (Jack) Bloise; grandchildren, Julie (Alex) Kelly, John Matthew, Gabrielle and Olivia Bloise; great-grand-daughter, Aria Kelly; and sisters, Catherine McRorie and Rachael Butler. He was predeceased by his parents Frank Sr. and Felice DeSarno; three brothers, Bill, Sam and Dominic, and the loss of his grandson, Frank DeSarno IV in 2013, was devastating.
The family will receive visitors at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Saturday, Feb. 21, from 1-4 p.m., followed by an Elks service and memorial service at the funeral home at 4 p.m. You may sign a guestbook or express condolences to the family online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.
Albuquerque--JANE SISTEK HAMPTON, 77, of Albuquerque, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 after a long battle with leukemia. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Fred; three sons, Ted (Patricia) of Billings, Montana, Tim (Katie) of Henderson, Nevada and Tom (Ty) of San Diego, California; four grandchildren, Patricia, Theodore and Victoria Hampton of Billings. Montana and Ashley Thornton of Westwood, California; siblings, Jean Burns of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania and Joyce (Doug) Drake of Pittsford, New York; 12 nieces and nephews; sister-in law, Barbara Sistek of Sonora, California; and many friends. Jane was preceded in death by her brother, Dick of Long Boat Key, Florida; her brother, Bill of Dundee; and her brother-in-law, Joe Burns of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.
Jane was born April 12, 1937 in Lakemont to Clara (Tuma) and Frank Sistek. She graduated from Dundee Central School and Alfred Tech in upstate New York and worked as an executive secretary for various companies before retiring to become a full time mom and housewife. Jane and husband Fred moved to Albuquerque in 1996 from Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. While living there for nearly 25 years, Jane was an active member of the Saddle River Reformed Church, Friends of the Library and was one of the founding members of the Upper Saddle River Historical Society. In the 1970s, 80s and early 90s, Jane and Fred traveled extensively in the United States and Canada, and over the years visited all 50 states. She particularly loved our National Parks. After moving to Albuquerque, they both became involved in many volunteer organizations. She was an active member of The Encore Club of ABQ, the Telephone Pioneer Museum of New Mexico and the Friends of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Jane was an avid reader, loved to entertain, garden and play cards and games. She will be remembered for her smile and laughter. Jane was cremated.
A memorial service was held Sunday, Feb. 15 at FRENCH-- Westside. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the National Dance Institute of New Mexico, 4800 Central Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 or the Albuquerque Museum Foundation, P. 0. Box 7006, Albuquerque, NM 87194. Please visit our online guestbook for Jane at www.FrenchFunerals.com.
Syracuse/Dundee--George S. Kirkendall, 69, formerly of Dundee, passed away late Sunday evening, Feb. 8, 2015 at Upstate Medical Center, in Syracuse.
George was born in Tacoma, Washington, July 28, 1945, to the late Earl S. and Alice I. Kirkendall. Before coming to the Dundee area in 1971, he had been a member of the U. S. Army for seven years, serving a tour of duty in Vietnam for part of those years.
George worked for Learn Motors in Watkins Glen, owned his own Sunoco service station in Savona, and later worked for Penn Yan Express in Penn Yan. Upon leaving there he worked at Hancock Field in Syracuse as a mechanic on the A10 fighter planes that were housed there. He was a member of the Air National Guard while employed at Hancock. He also had been employed by trucking companies as a semi driver. For the past few years, George had been in ill health and received care for his needs when outside the VA and the hospital, from his sons.
He is survived by his sons, Eric S. Kirkendall of Kirkville, New York, Jason (Susan) Kirkendall of Dundee; a daughter, Melissa (Matthew) Dolder of San Antonio, Texas; eight grandchildren, Joshua, Taylor, Alex, Gabriel, Dakota, Lucas, Amelia and Anabelle; two sisters, Janis (Guy) Dove of Gresham, Oregon and Ann (Charley) Cummings of Sidney, Montana; nieces Cristi, Sherry, Julie and Jaclyn, and nephew Jeffrey.
He will always be remembered as an excellent mechanic for any type of motor that exists. His sons have fortunately inherited that skill from their father.
There are no calling hours and services will be at the convenience of the family.
The family graciously requests those wishing to send memorial contributions to their local VFW Post.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home 36 Water St., Dundee, NY 14837. Online condolences can be sent by visitingwww.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
Norman J. Underdown, 88, of Odessa passed away Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Betty; three sons, Jon Underdown, Dwight Underdown and Sherwood Underdown; grandchildren, Tricia Underdown-Post (Stephen Post Jr.), Casey Underdown, Evan Underdown, Alexandria Underdown and Jesse Underdown; great-grandchildren, Cameren and Grace Underdown, Anna and Abigail Post; and sister, Marie Daniel of Butte, Montana.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Sunday, Feb. 22 from 2-4 p.m. at the Odessa United Methodist Church, 305 Church St., Odessa. A service will follow at 4 p.m. Burial with full military honors will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery in the spring at a date and time to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Odessa United Methodist Church, 305 Church St., Odessa, NY 14869, or Odessa American Legion Post #676, P.O. Box 137, 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.
Richard M. Campbell, 60, Feb. 9, 2015. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Henrietta E. Crouch, 100, of Watkins Glen, Feb. 15, 2015. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Frank DeSarno Jr., 84, of Watkins Glen, Feb. 9, 2015 at Schuyler Hospital. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
JANE SISTEK HAMPTON, 77, of Albuquerque, formerly of Lakemont, Feb. 8, 2015. Arrangements by French Funerals-Cremations, Albuquerque.
George S. Kirkendall, 69, formerly of Dundee, Feb. 8, 2015 at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Norman J. Underdown, 88, of Odessa, Feb. 9, 2015. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 2/11/15
Doris H. Schroeder, 72, of Burdett and formerly of Rochester, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. The family received visitors at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Tuesday Feb. 10. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen.
She is survived by her loving and faithful husband of 54 years, LeRoy Schroeder; daughters Debra (Daniel) Stella of Farmington and Sandra Schroeder (Daniel Hunt) of Chili, New York; brother and sister-in-law, Philip (Dorothy) Martell of Greece, New York; brothers-in-law, Paul (Diane) Schroeder and Rudolph (Faye) Schroeder, all of Perryville, Missouri; and three grandchildren, Ryan Schroeder, Eric Hunt-Schroeder and Sara Stella. She was predeceased by her son Michael Schroeder.
Doris was a communicant of the Church of the Holy Ghost in Rochester and St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen.
Memorial donations in her memory may be made to Care First Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830; Arc of Schuyler, 203 12th St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891, or a charity of one's choice. You may sign a guestbook or express condolences to the family online atwww.RoyceChedzoy.com.
Dundee/Newark--Linda Kay Shultz, 51, of Dundee, formerly of Newark, New York, passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 after courageously living with ALS for the last nine years.
Honoring her wishes there are no calling hours, and services will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorial contributions to the charity of their choice.
Linda was born Oct. 10, 1963 in Newark, the daughter of John O. and June A. Fisher Shultz. She graduated from Newark high school in 1981. She was a former employee of Kodak, in Rochester, having worked as a research technician from 1992 to 2005. A career change took her to Bausch & Lomb for a year before she was forced to stop working due to her ALS diagnosis. Linda was a vibrant active woman who enjoyed all forms of outdoor activity, a true nature lover, who was happiest when the sun was shining, reading, fishing, or cheering on her favorite NASCAR team.
She is loved and will be dearly missed by her son Zachary Swinney; her mother June A. Shultz, both of Newark; a sister Cheryl (Peter Parker) Johnston of Lambertville, New Jersey; two brothers Mark Shultz and Paul (Amy) Shultz, also of Newark; a niece Sarah Johnston of Manahawkin, New Jersey; a nephew Nick Johnston of Lambertville, New Jersey; several aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends; and she will live in the hearts of her best friends and caregivers Kellie and Chris Crawford of Dundee with whom she made her home for the last eight months.
She was predeceased by her father John O. Shultz Dec. 8, 2012.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visitingwww.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
William S. Tinker Jr., 82, of Watkins Glen passed away Feb. 6, 2015. He was born in Watkins Glen, the son of William and Lena Tinker. He began his education at the one-room schoolhouse in Townsend and was very proud to have earned his high school diploma at age 68. A veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves, he is survived by his immediate family Mary Lou Rappleye, Becky Tinker, Ken Pierce, Bill and Jodi Tinker, grandsons Sean and Spencer Tinker, brothers Charlie, Bob and Steve Tinker and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and sisters Vivian Scudder, Virginia Sandusky and Nancy Wheeler. We're gonna miss the S.O.B. (Sweet Old Bill).
Bill was a carpenter by trade and worked for a number of construction companies including Streeter Associates. In retirement Bill owned a locksmith business, helping many people out of difficult and sometimes embarrassing situations. He was a former governor of the Montour Falls Moose Lodge and a member of the Carpenter's Local 277. Bill was a fan of the Green Bay Packers, NASCAR and major league baseball, having played as a catcher in the minor leagues in his younger years. Instead of being sad at Bill's passing, raise your glass, give a toast, and tell a Bill story. He would appreciate that.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Saturday, Feb. 14 from 1-3 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A service will follow at 3 p.m. Spring burial will be in Beaver Dams Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the Schuyler County Ambulance Association. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.
THELMA BEST-SMITH, 61, Feb. 6, 2015. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
Donald C. Cartmell Sr., 82, of Frankfort, Feb. 2, 2015. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
MILDRED E. HALL, 96, of Alpine, Feb. 4, 2015. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
EDWARD J. KIML, 85, of Penn Yan, Jan. 31, 2015 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
CLARENCE M. RYAL, 99, of Penn Yan, Feb. 2, 2015. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
KENNETH L. SEITZ, 69, Jan. 26, 2015. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Doris H. Schroeder, 72, of Burdett, Feb. 4, 2015. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Linda Kay Shultz, 51, of Dundee, Feb. 8, 2015. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
William S. Tinker Jr., 82, of Watkins Glen, Feb. 6, 2015. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 2/4/15
PENN YAN--ANNE GEE, 69, of Penn Yan passed away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. There will be a celebration of Anne's life Saturday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. at Weldon Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, 2nd floor, Bethesda, MD 20814.
Anne was born May 18, 1945 in Scotland, the daughter of the late Michael and Julia Twigg Hennon. Anne was mother to few and Nana to all. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren and knitted hats for newborns at many hospitals.
Anne is survived by a son, Edmund (Judy) Gee of North Syracuse; a daughter, Brenda M. Ingram of Penn Yan and grandchildren Stephen, Ashley, Nathan and Kaitlin. She was predeceased by a brother, Edmund.
Friends may sign the guest book at weldonfuneralhome.com.
Penn Yan--Marion B. Lamborn, 84, of Penn Yan, passed away Wednesday Jan. 28, 2015 at The Homestead in Penn Yan.
The family will greet friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday Feb. 7 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating. Inurnment will be in Grove Mount Cemetery in Himrod at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ontario-Yates County Hospice Assoc., 756 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva, NY 14456 or to Grove Mount Cemetery Assoc. c/o Norman Hansen Pres. 3515 Hall Road, Himrod, NY 14842.
Marion was born Aug. 29, 1930 in Himrod, the daughter of Milton and Laura Orr Hall. She graduated from Dundee Central School in 1948. On Sept. 10, 1948 in Himrod she married Earl "Dean" Lamborn, who passed away in March 1980. A life-long local resident, Marion worked for Westinghouse in Bath many years ago. She had been a cook at The Bag Piper Restaurant, and the Glen Motor Inn. She retired in 1992 from Giles Family Store in Dundee, where she had worked in the Produce and Deli departments. Mrs. Lamborn was a member of the Himrod Baptist Church.
A loving mother and grandmother and "The Best Cook in Town," she will be dearly missed by her six daughters, Doris (Kyle) Jorgensen of Penn Yan, Deborah (E. Jay) Groom of Dundee, Denise (Denny) Pearston of Geneseo, Doreen Lamborn of Penn Yan, Donna (Joe) Karkut of Naples, Florida and Deanne (Keith Kier) Lamborn of Rochester; a son-in-law Charlie Parmelee of Geneva, nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, four great- great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was pre-deceased by a daughter Diane Parmelee, two granddaughters Trina Kerrick and Melissa Sutherland, a sister Doris "Dord" Hall and two brothers, Harold "Tink" Hall and Milton "Bus" Hall.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
Harold "Pete" E. Rappleye, 77, of Watkins Glen, passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 at home. The family will receive visitors at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home Friday, Feb. 6 from 4-6 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 6 p.m. Burial and committal services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Lakeview Cemetery in Watkins Glen.
He is survived by five children, Darlene Rappleye of Watkins Glen, Harold J. (Vivian) Rappleye of Burdett, Kimberly (Dale) Delong of Hector, Brian Rappleye of Rock Stream and Randy (Tina) Rappleye of Montour Falls; brother, David Rappleye of Elmira; sisters, Shirley Rappleye of Elmira, Edna (Ron) Johnson of Horseheads and Ruth (Bob) Ehrhardt of Elmira; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was born in Montour Falls May 27, 1937, the son of Homer and Frances (Impson) Rappleye. Pete worked for the Town of Reading Highway Department for 42 years and served as the Superintendant for 26 years.
Memorial donations in his memory may be made to Care First, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance, PO Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. You may sign a guestbook or express condolences to the family online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com.
NELLIE L. DRUMM, 75, of Penn Yan, Jan. 31, 2015 at The Homestead, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Hmoe, Penn Yan.
ANNE GEE, 69, of Penn Yan, Jan. 24, 2015. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
MARION B. LAMBORN, 84, of Penn Yan, Jan. 28, 2015 at The Homestead, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Harold "Pete" E. Rappleye, 77, of Watkins Glen, Feb. 2, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.