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Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 5/4/16

Rosanne M. Doane, 67, of Watkins Glen, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, Thursday, April 28, 2016.
Rosanne was born in Montour Falls Oct. 28, 1948, the daughter of the late Frank E. and Nicolina E. (Franzese) Biagetti. She is survived by two sons, Adam (Casey) Doane and Anthony Doane of Watkins Glen; brother, Carl (Ellen Siskind) Biagetti of Silver Spring, Maryland; sister, Lida (Michael) Riedlinger of Pittsford, New York; two grandchildren, Jordan and Michael Doane of Watkins Glen; niece and nephews, Clara and William Riedlinger of Pittsford, Michael Biagetti of Silver Spring, Maryland and Samuel Biagetti of New York, New York as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins and a multitude of friends.
Rosanne was a graduate of SUNY Cortland. From there, she went on to teach English at Moravia high school, followed by a 25-year banking career that ended upon her retirement from HSBC. In 2002, she began work at the Watkins Glen Central School District as registrar and deputy treasurer. She was an active member of St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church, and for many years, the Chamber of Commerce and BPW, during which time she was awarded Business Woman of the Year.
Rosanne loved living on the lake and spending time with family and friends. She was her grandchildren's biggest fan, not only when it came to their sports, but in every aspect of their lives. She was a famously avid Yankee fan as well as an earnest Syracuse rooter, both interests igniting her competitive success at Tuesday night trivia and Wednesday night bowling. These longstanding activities fostered many lasting friendships.
Rosanne, Rosie, Roxy--no matter what name you knew her by--you knew a woman who had a heart of gold and a genuine love of people. Never hesitating to lend a helping hand, make a friendly phone call or give you a warm hug, she would do anything to bring a smile to your face. Our world was a little brighter because Rosanne was a part of lives.
Friends and family called Monday, May 2 at Haughey-Wood Funeral home, Watkins Glen. Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen, Tuesday, May 3 at 10 a.m. Interment followed at Holy Cross Cemetery, Watkins Glen.
Friends and family may share memories of Rosanne at www.haughey-woodfuneralhome.com.

Ralph Leroy Hetherington, 91, of Reading Center passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Schuyler Hospital. He was born in Elmira Jan. 19, 1925, the son of William and Elsie Hetherington. He graduated from Elmira Free Academy and served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He married Phyllis (Arnold) Nov. 19, 1943 in Elmira. She passed away in 1988 after 44 years of marriage. Ralph was a self-employed mason and an antique collector and dealer for more than 60 years. He was a NASCAR fan and collected driver autographs. He also loved to hunt and collect beer cans.
He was predeceased by his sisters, Virginia, Irene and Dorothy. He is survived by his daughter, Barbara (Robert) Long of Reading Center; sons, Larry Hetherington Sr. of Montour Falls, Dennis (Carol) Hetherington Sr. of Youngsville, Louisiana, Ralph Hetherington Jr. (Brenda Beyrau) of Watkins Glen, Michael Hetherington Sr. of Gillett, Pennsylvania and Pat Hetherington Sr. (Cindy Presher) of Elmira; sister, Betty Devine of Elmira; 24 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many other meaningful loved ones in his life.
Services will be held Friday, May 6 at 11 a.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery at a later time.To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com

Death Notices
VIRGINIA R. (GINNY) BURK, 91, of Penn Yan, April 26, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
BARBARA DIEDRICHES, 68, of Burdett, April 29, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
ROSANNE M. DOANE, 67, of Watkins Glen, April 28, 2016 at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Ralph L. Hetherington, 91, of Reading Center, April 27, 2016 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
CLAUDIA A. KELLOGG, 61, April 20, 2016. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
MARJORIE R. LAWRENCE, 88, of Ithaca, formerly of Poughkeepsie, April 30, 2016 in Ithaca. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
MARGARET MILLS, 96, of Penn Yan, April 26, 2016 at Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
MORRIS J. (MORRIE) NIELSEN, 85, of Penn Yan, April 25, 2016.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 4/27/16

Dundee--Grace M. Andrews, 76, of Dundee passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan.
Friends are invited to calling hours from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at the Full Gospel Covenant Chapel Fellowship Room 4227 Perry Hill Road, Dundee (in Altay), where a Celebration of her Life with a reception following will be held at 2 p.m. with Shepherd Patricia Chilbert officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.
Grace was born Dec. 30, 1939 in the town of Tyrone, the daughter of the late DeForest and Cecil Ameigh Bush. On Oct. 15, 1976 in Crystal Valley she married George R. Andrews. They have lived in the same house for 42 years; being a fulltime wife, mother and grandmother, she loved her job spoiling her family. In her spare time, she enjoyed cooking, dancing, playing cards, word search and was a "Scrabble Champ."
She is loved and will be dearly missed by her husband of 42 years, having been together for 51, George R. Andrews at home; four daughters, Tammy L. (Bill Pryslopski) Clark of Hornby, Brenda M. (Tim) Buck of Pulteney, Bonnie L. (Howard) Rumsey of Dundee and Ann M. Shoop of Randleman, North Carolina; one son, Martin Joseph (Michelle) Andrews of Dundee; three sisters Jean Bedient of Warsaw, New York, Virginia Rapalee of Buffalo and Mary Marlott of Horseheads; 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by a son James Lynn Scotchmer in 2012, a daughter Mary Jane McMaster in 1990 and a stepson George R. "Rick" Andrews II in 1974.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visitingwww.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

BATH--Nelda L. Bistline, 91, of Bath and formerly of Hummelstown, Pennsylvania passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016.
Born Nov. 22, 1924 in Hummelstown, she was a daughter of the late George and Edna (Hollingsworth) Ludwig. She was the widow of Charles R. Bistline who died Dec. 11, 2000 and was also preceded in death by an infant daughter Sandra and sister Lois Nisley.
Retired from AMP, Harrisburg, she was a member of Hummelstown United Church of Christ, Pennsylvania and congregant at Weston Presbyterian Church, Dundee.
Surviving are her daughter Sharon B. Schied and husband Richard of Bradford; grandchildren Michaela, Nathaniel and Rebecca; and nieces Hope (Rhoades) Bricker and Thelma (Rhoades) Shumway.
A memorial service will be held 12:30 p.m., Friday, April 29, 2016 at Hummelstown United Church of Christ, 104 East Main St., Hummelstown, Pennsylvania preceded by a visitation beginning at 11:30 a.m. Private interment will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Palmyra, Pennsylvania.
An additional memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2016 at Weston Presbyterian Church, 510 County Road 23, Dundee (Weston).
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nelda's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, the Disabled American Veterans, or the Hummelstown United Church of Christ.
Share condolences at BuseFuneralHome.com.

Donald "George" William Bruman, 84, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls. George was born Oct. 12, 1931 in Elmira. He proudly served as a Marine during the Korean War. He was predeceased by his first wife, Orleen, daughter, Kathleen Overhiser and son, Brady Vaughn. He is survived by his wife, Angelita; daughters, Janice (Scott) Young, Deborah (Mark) Holton, Diana (William) Vaughn-Russell and Debbie (Roger) Matthews; son, Edward (Susan) Vaughn Jr.; and son-in-law, Edward Overhiser. He also leaves behind 10 grandsons, six granddaughters, three great-grandsons and many nieces and nephews. A special thanks to his caregivers at Seneca View and The Falls Home.
Relatives and friends called Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 4-6 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. Graveside services with full military honors were held Monday, April 25, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Odessa. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Seneca View Activity Fund. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Christine Neva Johnson entered into heaven to be with her Lord and family Sunday, April 17, 2016. She was born April 18, 1925 in Tishomingo, Oklahoma and lived in Odessa for more than 55 years. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Paul LeRoy Johnson with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. She is survived by her son, James Johnson of Springfield, Illinois, Duane (Rachel) Johnson of Odessa, Darlene (Steve) Terrell of Knoxville, Tennessee, Anita Johnson of Frisco, Texas; her very special loving and devoted sister-in-law LeCrete (Dot) Wood and her loving children who have always been a blessing and joy to both Paul and Christine throughout their lives. She also leaves behind five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A private, family service was held Thursday, April 21, at 10 a.m. at Millport Cemetery. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Dorothy M. "Dottie" Morse, 104, of Montour Falls, passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. She was born in Rochester, March 13, 1911, the daughter of Lionel and Lou Ella (Curry) Satterlee. As a child, Dottie attended her first through sixth grades in a two room schoolhouse, and then went on to Watkins Glen high school, where she graduated at the time of the Great Depression in 1929. Dottie later trained and worked as a beautician and interior decorator. She married Henry Morse, a Prudential Insurance salesman, and they were happily married for 25 years until his death in November 1971.
Dottie was a member of the Watkins Glen First Methodist Church where she and her husband Henry taught Sunday school. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #142, Schuyler County Women's Democratic Club and La Boutique des Huit Chapeaux et Quarante Femmes NY Chapter #537.
Dottie and Henry were avid golfers. They helped build the Watkins Glen Golf Course and worked to maintain it for many years. Dottie was past president of the Women's Division for two years. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #555 where she served as president for two years, member, and chairman of the Vietnam Project for Schuyler County American Legion. Dottie also won Gardener of the Week three times.
Dottie is survived by her niece Kelsey (William) Neuhausen of Ocala, Florida and by many special friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Friday, April 29, 2016 from 10-11 a.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A celebration of Dottie's life will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be in South Hill Cemetery, Ithaca. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

William F. Scott, AKA Billy, Scotty, Wild Bill, 68, lost his courageous battle with cancer Thursday, April 21, 2016 surrounded by loved ones. Bill was a long time resident of Millport Heights, New York but was born and raised in Geneva area. Bill was an avid outdoorsman and Millport's mascot, which is how he made many lifelong friends. Bill is survived by the love of his life and wife of 47 years, Linda Scott (Liddy); two children, Dianne McDonald (Scott) and John (Jill) Scott; five grandchildren, Amanda (Shawn) Auld, Nikki Randall (Michael Deese), John W.J. Scott, Jasmine Scott and Mariah McDonald; one great-grandson Elliott Auld, and many nieces and nephews.
Please join us in laying Bill to rest Wednesday, April 27 at 2 p.m. at the Millport Cemetery. There will be a celebration of Bill's life following the burial at the Montour Moose Lodge at 3 p.m. We ask anyone that knew him to please join us to share memories and stories.
Arrangements have been entrusted to 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.

Gino P. Scuteri, 77, of Watkins Glen, passed away at home Friday, April 22, 2016.
Gino was born in Bronx, New York Dec. 3, 1938, the son of the late Frank and Anita ((Russo) Scuteri. Gino had worked at Banker's Federal Bank, where he had chased and caught a bank robber. He also was the manager and pizza maker for many years at Scuteri's Pizzeria in Watkins Glen. He had a great sense of humor and loved to tell jokes and play pranks. Gino was an avid reader and especially loved to watch the news. He was a very faithful communicant at St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen. Gino was a very thoughtful person, who was always looking to help others.
Gino is survived by his special best friend, Robert Mahoney; his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Betty Scuteri as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews and several cousins. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by several of his cousins.
A memorial mass will be held privately at the convenience of his family at St. Mary's of the Lake Church. Memorials may be made in his memory to the Humane Society of Schuyler County PO Box 427 Montour Falls, New York 14865.
Friends and family may share memories of Gino at www.haughey-woodfuneralhome.com.

Dundee--Katie H. Thompson, 64, of Dundee, died unexpectedly Monday, April 18, 2016 at Select Specialty Hospital, in Danville, Pennsylvania, with family at her side.
Honoring her wishes there will be no calling hours or formal service. She requested a Celebration of her Life, which will begin at 2 p.m.Saturday, April 30 at the Dundee American Legion, 10 Spring St., Dundee.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Central School Sports Boosters, P.O. Box 53, Dundee, NY 14837, or to the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.
Katie was born Nov. 10, 1951 in Penn Yan, the daughter of Walter Granger Schuyler and the late Flora Mae Sweeney Schuyler. She graduated from Dundee Central School in 1969. On July 31, 1971 in the Dundee United Methodist Church she married Norman D. Thompson. A nurses aide in her younger years, after raising her family she began her career as a bus driver first for Dundee Central, then the Steuben ARC and finally for Watkins Glen School District from which she retired in 2014.
Mrs. Thompson was a former member of the Tyrone Fire Dept. Ladies Aux. and dog census supervisor for the town of Tyrone. In her spare time she loved racing, reading, gardening, watching hummingbirds, trying new recipes from her favorite cooking shows and anything to do with her grandsons.
She is loved and will be dearly missed by her husband of 44 years, Norm D. Thompson at home; a daughter Katie Jane (Donnie) Smith and a son Norman D. "Butch" (Charity) Thompson II, both of Dundee; four grandsons Domonick J. (Taylor Gilbert) Smith, Austin C. Thompson, Cordell W. Smith and Logan J. Thompson; her father Walter G. Schuyler of Montour Falls, a brother James (Sharon) Schuyler of Himrod, her life-long dear friend Gracie Williams of Rock Stream, numerous nieces and nephews and several in-laws.
Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visitingwww.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Death Notices
GRACE M. ANDREWS, 76, of Dundee, April 22, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Nelda L. Bistline, 91, of Bath, formerly of Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, April 14, 2016. Arrangements by Buse Funeral Home.
Donald "George" W. Bruman, 84, April 17, 2016 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
PHILLIP D. DAILEY JR., 47, of Penn Yan, April 22, 2016 at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
Christine N. Johnson, 90, of Odessa, April 17, 2016. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Dorothy M. "Dottie" Morse, 104, of Montour Falls, Jan. 17, 2016. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
William F. Scott, 68, April 21, 2016. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Gino P. Scuteri, 77, of Watkins Glen, April 22, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
IONA A. "ONIE" Tanner, 82, of Odessa, April 23, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
KATIE H. THOMPSON, 64, of Dundee April 18, 2016 at Select Specialty Hospital, Danville, Pennsylvania. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
BARBARA A. WEST, 89, of State College, Pennsylvania, recently of Penn Yan, April 19, 2016. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 4/20/16

Joseph E. Arcangeli, 77, of Burdett, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016 at home. He was born in Montour Falls Feb. 19, 1939, the son of the late Joseph and Elma (White) Arcangeli. He and his wife Linda opened Joe's Market in Burdett in 1959 and operated the store for 35 years. Joe went on to spend his later years in farming.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Linda (Carrigan); children, Joseph (Nicki) Arcangeli Jr., Janice Arcangeli (Ray Neira), Jay (Kathy) Arcangeli, and Jared (Brenda) Arcangeli; nine grandchildren, Ashley, Jenna, Brendan, Mason, Alyssa, Joey, Gage, Cal and Isabella; brothers and sisters, John (Marge) Arcangeli, Sandra (Max) Spaulding and Jack (Mary) Arcangeli; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Eloise Velie, March 7, 2016.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made in Joe's memory to the Burdett Fire Department, P.O. Box 238, Burdett, NY 14818.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to 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.

Bath--Scott Lee Best, 63, of Bath died Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Steuben Care Center, in Bath.
Honoring his wishes there are no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held later this summer at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Finger Lakes S.P.C.A., 7315 Route 54 Bath, NY 14810.
Scott was born Dec. 27, 1952 in Bath to the late Edward L. and Marjorie S. Dunton Best. He graduated from Dundee Central School in 1971. A former employee of Coach & Equipment in Penn Yan, more recently he worked as an auto body painter for Lucky Dog Transport in Bath. One of his greatest joys in life was traveling with his son "Scottie."
He is survived by his sons, Scott E. (Valerie) Best of Haugan, Montana, Shawn D. Friga and Thomas C. Friga, both of Rochester; one daughter, Stephanie E. Best of Cedar City, Utah; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild; two brothers, Randy (Marlene) Best of Interlaken, New York and Jamie (Lorie) Best of Summerfield, North Carolina; two sisters, Beverly (Doug) Bergstresser of Penn Yan and Cindy (Dave) Best of Farmington, New York; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents Scott was predeceased by two brothers, Donnie in 2015 and Tom in 1989, a sister Lori in 2005 and a grandson Justin in 2015.
Arrangements have been handled by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visitingwww.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Dundee--Arthur V. Jennings, 77, of Dundee, died Friday, April 15, 2016 at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. with a celebration of his life memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at the Faith Baptist Church 13 Harpending Ave., Dundee, with Pastor David Semans officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Schuyler Hospital Rehabilitation Program 220 Steuben St., Montour Falls, NY 14865.
Arthur was born Aug. 25, 1938 in Hamburg, New Jersey, the son of Arthur and Ethel M. Sanders Jennings. He graduated from Hamburg high school in 1956. He married the former Marguerite Stevenfield who passed away Christmas day 1999.
He was a heavy equipment operator for the Wantage Township, New Jersey Highway Department until his retirement in 2001. Formerly of Sussex County New Jersey, he lived in Crystal River, Florida for four years before moving to Dundee in 2006, where on June 8, 2007 he married the former Barbara L. Terwilliger, who survives at home. In his younger years Mr. Jennings was an avid horseman and barrel racer, and later in life he enjoyed woodworking.
Besides his wife Barbara L. Jennings, he is survived by six children, all of whom he loved as his own, Jessica E. (Steven) Annexstein of Monticello, New York, Peggy (Tom) Belcher-Conover and Caroline Belcher both of Sussex, New Jersey, Aggie Dennis and Mary (Rodney) Brown both of Wantage, New Jersey and Emmy Lou (Phil) Coventry of Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania; a grandson whom he raised, Charles (Donna) Belcher of Milford, Pennsylvania; and several more grandchildren and great-grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by three sisters, two brothers and a grandson Nelson Conover.
Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visitingwww.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Velma Ella Leonard, 84, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt was reunited with her husband April 13, 2016. Velma was born at home in Tyre, New York Feb. 14, 1932, one of 12 children of Claude and Sarah Joslyn. She graduated from East Smithfield high school in Pennsylvania in 1950. After graduation she married the love of her life, John, and moved to Watkins Glen. Velma worked at Borg-Warner in Ithaca and retired after 26 years. She enjoyed puzzles, bingo, gambling, watching Dancing with the Stars and was an avid sports fan. Velma could be seen driving her scooter to Layfette Park. She enjoyed countless hours with her best buddy Precious (dog) who passed away in January.
She was predeceased by her parents; husband John; sister, Shirley Buck; brother, David Joslyn and sister-in-law and best friend Ruby Joslyn. She is survived by four children, Frank (Sharon) Leonard of Norwalk, Iowa, John Leonard of Watkins Glen, Crystal (Jay) Banks of Montour Falls and Melissa (Jim) Blanchard of Watkins Glen; nine surviving siblings, Margaret States, Edna Robbins, Richard Joslyn, Alice Sampson, Franklin Joslyn, Claude Joslyn Jr., Barbara Williams, Gary Joslyn and Judith Henley; eight grandchildren, Nicky (Steve) Stockman, Erick (Rachel) Leonard, Tanya (Bryan) Hilfiger, Anthony Banks, James Simone, Adam Banks, Scott Leonard and Andrew Blanchard; eight great-grandchildren and 131 nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Many others considered her their second mom and adopted grandma.
The family received friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Saturday, April 16, from12-2 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. A private burial was held at Glenwood Cemetery for immediate family. A reception was held at the Montour Falls Moose Lodge at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to the Schuyler County Humane Society, PO Box 427, Montour Falls, NY 14865. You may express condolences to the family or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Penn Yan--Norman Lester Morse, 98, of Penn Yan, previously of Houston, Texas, died Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home, in Penn Yan.
There are no prior calling hours. A Celebration of his Life will be held this summer at the convenience of the family on a date to be announced.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visitingwww.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Lawrenceville, PENNSYLVANIA/Dundee--Janice M. Smith, 73, of Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, previously of Dundee, died unexpectedly Friday, April 15, 2016 at Robert-Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania.
Friends are invited to calling hours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. with Pastor Scott Burke officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
Memorial contributions may be made to East Lawrence Baptist Church, 1139 East Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, PA 16929.
Janice was born Jan. 13, 1943 in Corning, the daughter of the late P. Douglas and Bernice Wainwright Whitaker. Jan grew up in Lindley where her family owned a market. She graduated from Northside high school in Corning in 1961; she earned her associate's degree from Corning Community College, her bachelor's degree in education from Keuka College and her master's in elementary education from Mansfield University in 1966. She taught at the Horseheads high school until 1971 when she started her family. Returning to teaching in 1982, she taught business classes at Dundee Central School until her retirement in 1998.
On June 30, 1993 in the Dundee Methodist Church she married Danny L. Smith. They have lived in Lawrenceville since 2007, previously of Dundee and Tyrone. Janice was an active member of the East Lawrence Baptist Church, previously a member of the Barrington Community Church, both for which she played the piano and organ. She was a member of New York State Retired Teachers Association. Besides her love of music she was famous for her baked brownies, and loved to travel.
She is loved and will be dearly missed by her husband of 22 years, Danny L. Smith at home; a daughter, Melissa I. (Matthew) Dolder of San Antonio, Texas; two sons, Eric S. Kirkendall of Kirkville, New York and Jason P. (Susan) Kirkendall of Dundee; eight grandchildren, Joshua, Taylor, Alex, Gabriel, Dakota, Lucas, Amelia and Anabelle; a brother, Nathan (Jane) Whitaker of Brooksville, Florida; and several nieces, nephews and stepchildren she loved like her own.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by the father of her children George S. Kirkendall Feb. 8, 2015.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

David M. Wickham, 84, a lifelong resident of Hector, passed away Feb. 17, 2016 in Southwest Florida surrounded by family. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Friday, April 22, from 5-8 p.m. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held Saturday, April 23 at 11 a.m. at the Hector Presbyterian Church, Hector.
He was predeceased by his parents, Don and Florence Wickham; wife Patricia (Hartzog);and brother William Wickham. Survivors include his son, Timothy (Stacy) Wickham; sister, Mary Jane (John) Hoare; four grandchildren, Emily, Thomas and Sarah Wickham and DJ Adams; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Wickham; sister-in-law, Donna Wickham Johnson; brother-in-law, Sam Hartzog and many nieces and nephews.
David was born, raised and lived his entire life at the same home in Hector. He graduated from Watkins Glen high school in 1948, attended Cornell University and graduated from Michigan State University in 1953. He was a member of the National Fraternity of Alpha Gamma Rho. He honorably served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. He later returned home and began a partnership with his father and brother, and managed the family fuel business until he retired. David also served as postmaster in Hector for over 20 years and was a volunteer and past fire chief for the Valois-Logan-Hector Fire Company. He also served on many numerous local committees, boards and agencies. He was a lifelong member and an elder of the Hector Presbyterian Church.
Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Hector Presbyterian Church, 5511 NYS 414, Hector, NY 14841 or Valois-Logan-Hector Fire Department, P.O. Box 46, Hector, NY 14841. You may express condolences to the family or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

Death Notices
JOSEPH E. ARCANGELI, 77, of Burdett, April 14, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
SCOTT L. BEST, 63, of Bath, April 16, 2016 at Steuben Care Center, Bath. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
PHILP A. HAMILTON, 75, April 14, 2016. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
ARTHUR V. JENNINGS, 77, of Dundee, April 15, 2016 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
VELMA E. LEONARD, 84, of Watkins Glen, April 13, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
LAUREN W. LODGE, 81, of Watkins Glen, April 15, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
NORMAN L. MOORE, 98, of Penn Yan, previously of Houston, Texas, April 13, 2016 at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
CYNTHIA PINKARD, 57, April 11, 2016. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
JANICE M. SMITH, 73, of Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, previously of Dundee, April 15, 2016 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
David M. Wickham, 84, of Hector, Feb. 17, 2016 in Southwest Florida. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 4/13/16

Virginia Howe Caldwell, 82, of Cumming, Georgia (formerly of Phelps, New York) passed into the arms of her savior April 6, 2016. Born in Wellesley, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late John and Alice Howe. Her beloved husband of 46 years, the Rev. Howard Caldwell, also predeceased her.
Virginia (Jinny) earned a master of education and was a passionate teacher for many years in upstate New York. She first taught junior high and later, after completing her second master's degree in library science, she became a high school librarian at Newfield Central high school. Jinny was very involved at Cumming First United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Laurie (Chris) Hintz of Cumming, Georgia; grandsons, Ryan and Chase Hintz; sister, Dorothy Howe Frost of Lake George, New York; brother John Quincy (Betty) Howe Jr. of Murray Island, New York; and a loving extended family.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 11 at Cumming First United Methodist Church. Interment followed at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia. The family receivef friends Sunday, April 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Food Pantry at Cumming First United Methodist Church (www.cfumcga.com).
Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com.
Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA 30040, 770-886-9899.

Julia HORGAN, 80, passed away March 29, 2016. Julia was born in the Bronx, New York, April 29, 1935. She was the daughter of John and Mary Horgan and one of five children. Julia became a registered nurse, receiving her bachelor's degree in nursing from The College of Mount St. Vincent and went on to receive a master of arts in education from New York University. Julia lived in the NYC area for most of her life; she lived in San Francisco for a few years, and finally moved to the Finger Lakes area in the 1980s. Julia taught nursing at Elmira College. She retired as a nurse in the Behavioral Science Unit at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Julia loved to travel, and traveled most of Europe and cross county through the United States. Julia was beloved by her family who called her "Sheila."
Julia was predeceased by her parents and her siblings, Mary Ellen, Neil and Noreen Martinez. She is survived by her sister, JoAnn Harding of Watkins Glen; brother-in-law, Frank Martinez of Florida; nieces and nephews, Noreen (Henry) Hernandez, Karen (Larry) Miller, Siobhan (Ryan) Jones, Stephen (Liz Covert) Harding and John Harding; and seven great-nieces and nephews.
A graveside memorial service will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, State Route 14, Watkins Glen, Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 3 p.m. 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.

Deborah Hull Smith, 60, daughter of Robert and Jeannette Stevens Hull (both deceased) formerly of Valois, passed away March 30, 2016 after battling several painful and debilitating illnesses. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Evan, her son Adam of Brooklyn and daughter Kathleen of McLean, Virginia. Deborah is also survived by her sister, Carol (Steve) Westlake of Interlaken, nieces Karen (Adam) Furst, Amanda Hazlak and their children, aunts and many cousins.
Deborah was born in Ithaca. She graduated from Watkins Glen High School and Ithaca College. She was a member of Squires Drum Corps. Deborah worked at the Seneca Army Depot and taught PE in the Watkins Glen School before starting her family. Deborah and her family resided in Valois until the Seneca Army Depot began to close and her husband found employment in State College, Pennsylvania. Deborah has resided with her husband in Richmond, Virgnia since 2008.
A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family and she will be interred at the Seneca Union Cemetery. Memorial contribution may be made to the Seneca Union Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 134, Hector, NY 14841, or the Richmond Animal League, 11401 International Dr., Richmond, VA 23236.

Gerald A. Voorhees, 84, of Montour Falls, passed awaySaturday, April 9, 2016 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility.
Gerald was born in Burdett, Dec. 13, 1931, the son of Walter and Etta Mae (Davis) Voorhees. He was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. He retired from Akzo Salt Company in Watkins Glen where he worked as a control room operator. Gerald was member of the Montour Moose Lodge and St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen.
Gerald is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jeanne (Landry) Voorhees; grandsons, Tony and Joey Augustine; granddaughter, Sara Augustine; brother, Donald and several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his infant son, Gerald; daughter, Elaine Augustine; and five sisters and six brothers.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, April 22, 2016 at 10 am at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen. Urn interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Watkins Glen with military honors.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908; St. Mary's of the Lake Church, PO Box 289, Watkins Glen, NY 14891; or the charity of one's choice.
Friends and family may share memories of Gerald at www.haughey-woodfuneralhome.com.

Dundee--Emily Rose Zimmerman, 5 years, 11 months and 9 days, of Stone Jug Road, Dundee, passed away from a lifelong health issue Monday, April 4, 2016, in the comfort of home surrounded by her loving family.
Emily Rose was born April 26, 2010 in the town of Starkey, the daughter of Marvin H. and Sara Ann Horning Zimmerman. Besides her parents she is loved and will be missed by five brothers and two sisters, John Earl, Reuben James, Joel David, sister Lou Ann, Christopher Glenn, Micah Aaron and sister Bethany Joy Zimmerman all at home; paternal grandparents Aaron and Esther Zimmerman, maternal grandparents Alvin and Vera Horning, maternal great-grandmother Lydia Ann Hurst, all of Penn Yan; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends were invited to calling hours from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 7 at the family home, 437 Stone Jug Road, Dundee. Her funeral service was held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 8 at East View Mennonite Church, Lakemont-Himrod Road, Dundee with Ministers Mahlon Hoover, James Eberly and Bishop Rufus Burkholder officiating. Burial was in East View Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee.

Death Notices
Virginia Howe Caldwell, 82, of Cumming, Georgia, formerly of Phelps, New York, April 6, 2016. Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, Cumming, Georgia.
DENISE D. CHRISTENSEN, 78, of Penn Yan, April 1, 2016 at the Penn Yan Manor. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
GEORGE HARKNESS, 68, April 7, 2016. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
Julia HORGAN, 80, March 29, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
RANDY L. (POPPY) IDDINGS, 65, of Seneca Falls, April 1, 2016 at Rochester General Hospital. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
Deborah Hull Smith, 60, of Richmond, Virginia, formerly of Valois, March 30, 2016.
Gerald A. Voorhees, 84, of Montour Falls, passed awaySaturday, April 9, 2016 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
EMILY ROSE ZIMMERMAN, 5, of Dundee, April 4, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 4/6/16

Vera W. Armstrong, 80, formerly of Watkins Glen, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016. She was born in Prague, Czech Republic, April 22, 1935, the daughter of Wilhelm and Fransiska (Wolf) Modrok. She married Michael W. Armstrong in 1959 in Karlsruhe, Germany. They shared 37 years of marriage together until Michael's passing in 1996.
Vera worked as an electronics technician at AFI Cyber Co. in Elmira for 17 years until retiring March 12, 2002. She was a former communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen. She enjoyed traveling and gardening.
Vera is survived by her children, Mark (Brenda) Armstrong of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Heidi (the Rev. Gregory) Hager of Palm Harbor, Florida; a brother, Lada (Hildegard) Modrok of Germany; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one niece and one nephew.
A private service will be held by the family in Montour Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to 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 visitwww.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Angelina Covert, 83, of Burdett, passed away March 31, 2016. Angelina was born in St. George, Alaska Sept. 5, 1932, the daughter of George and Elizabeth Merculief. She was one of 12 children. She was raised in Alaska by her mother and step-father, Elary Gromoff, and later moved to California before eventually moving to Burdett. She retired as the cook for the Office for the Aging.
She was predeceased by her parents; five children, Richard Covert, Sandra Kelley, Robert Covert, Timothy Covert I and Sharon Covert; grandson, Richard Covert Ellison; and siblings, Mabel, Nicholas, Elary, Peter, Father Ishmael, Zena and Betty.
She is survived by four children, Cheryl (Ronald) Pike of Burdett, Michael Covert of Victor, Timothy Covert of Burdett and Sue (Michael) Rentschler of Burdett; four siblings, Alice, Jeannie, Elary and Piama; seven grandchildren, James (Jen) Kelley, Cheryl Kelley, Rich (Stacy) Pike, Brian Rentschler, Tim Rentschler, Zena Covert and Elizabeth Covert.
A memorial service will be held at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Saturday April 9 at 11 a.m., followed by burial at Hector Union Cemetery. You may express condolences to the family or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" online atwww.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Beaver Dams--Donald E. Gifford, 81, of Beaver Dams passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, in Penn Yan.
The family will receive friends following his memorial service at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 6 at the Barrington Community Church, Old Bath Road, Dundee with the Rev. Gerald Vanaman officiating. Inurnment will be in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609-5896, or the American Heart Association, Finger Lakes Chapter, 2113 Chili Ave., Rochester, NY 14624.
Donald was a former employee of Mercury Aircraft in Hammondsport. Mr. Gifford was a member of the Barrington Community Church, former member of Pleasant Valley Moose Lodge, Retreads Motorcycle Club, Christian Motorcycle Assoc. and was a former dog control officer in Wheeler and Prattsburgh.
He is loved and will be dearly missed by his wife of 18 years Marian K. Gifford at home, five children Pamela A. (Roland) Storms of Cohocton, George H. (Jan) Gifford of Miles, Texas, Nancy J. (John) Cardona of Bath, Kelly S. (Chris F. Hakes) Quackenbush of Greece, New York and Charlene "Josie" E. Daley at home; six stepchildren whom he loved as his own; three brothers, Edward (Barb) Gifford of Branchport, Kenneth Gifford of Penn Yan, John Gifford of Waterloo; a sister Ida Smith of Dundee; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and step grandchildren.
Besides his parents, and his first wife, he was predeceased by two sons, James A. Gifford in 1983, Donald Thomas Gifford in 2006 and a grandson Daniel Cardona in 1988.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Read full, more detailed obituary and leave online condolences by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

William Griswold, 86, of Watkins Glen, entered unto rest Sunday, March 27, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born Sept. 4, 1929 to Theodore and Genevieve (Bond) Griswold. He graduated from high school then became an airman in the United States Air Force.
Bill married his lovely wife Shirley (Russell) June 5, 1969 in Indianapolis, Indiana, where they shared the love of racing. After 37 years as an inspector for General Motors, he retired in January of 1986.
He was a member of many clubs and organizations such as the Sons of Italy, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Moose Lodge to name a few. Bill had a strong love and passion for his family. His hobbies and interests were being a collector of many things, working with his hands, the outdoors, raising Bassett Hounds, and races at the Indianapolis Speedway. Bill was predeceased by his parents and his sister Alice.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughters, Gail Fraboni, Gwyn House, both of Watkins Glen, Gail Russell of Eustis, Florida; brothers, Franz "Dick" (Beth) Griswold and Theodore (Carol) Griswold Jr.; grandchildren, Tammy (Ed) Honour, Robert (Theresa) House, Mickey (Nancy) Fraboni, Michelle (Earl) Fraboni-Gaylor, David Fraboni Jr., Brenda Planty and Brieann Broderwick. He is also survived by 17 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Our grandpa Bill was an incredible man. We believed he was indestructible. He was the strongest, yet gentlest man we knew. His love for us all was seen in everything that he did. He was the man who looked after us all. The man we wanted to be like. So "Cheers" to the man he didn't have to be...leaving his thumbprint on our hearts.
Arrangements have been entrusted to 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.

Madalyn B. Morgan, born April 10, 1926 went to be with the Lord Feb. 19, 2016 very peacefully. A celebration of her life will be held April 9 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 4938 County Route 14, Odessa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her memory to St. John's Episcopal Church, 112 Sixth St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891 or the Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary, 220 Steuben St., Montour Falls, NY 14891. Friends and families may share memories of Madalyn at www.haughey-woodfuneralhome.com.

Dundee--Clara Jennie Sample, 88, of Dundee, died accidentally Sunday April 3, 2016.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, April 7 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where her funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Fire Company or the Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.
Clara was born March 13, 1928 in Dundee, the daughter of Lee R. and Bertha M. Beyea Sample. A life-long local resident and having never married, she worked in the berry fields and vineyards early in life, and later became a professional housekeeper. A homebody by choice, she was a loving caregiver for her mother in the later stages of her life. Mrs. Sample had formerly attended the Lakemont Congregational Christian Church, and enjoyed playing cards with her friends.
She is survived by a sister Mary Veden of Montour Falls; several nieces and nephews including Madeline Gill of Kendall, New York, and her caring friends Debra Burkholder and family of Dundee.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Raymond and Ivan Sample, and two sisters Violet Cornell and Grace McClain.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

DUNDEE/BROCKPORT--MADELINE HELEN SAMPLE, 98, passed away March 22, 2106 in Brockport.
She was born near Buffalo Oct. 15, 1917 and lived in rural Dundee with her late husband, Ivan. She spent her adult life raising her family and cleaning private homes, as well as jigsaw puzzles, word search and pressing bargains.
Celebration of her life was held at Dundee's VFW March 28. A brief memorial prayer service was conducted by VFW Post Chaplain, Ret. Military Chaplain US Army Larry Krause. Interment will be at the family's convenience.

Dundee/Weston--George R. Schenck, 83, of Dundee, passed away Friday, April 1, 2016 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family.
Friends are invited to calling hours from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where a memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. with his cousin Mike Trenchard officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609-5896.
George was born Oct. 24, 1932 in Burdett, one of three sons of Richard Donald and Dorothy A. Trenchard Schenck. He served in the U.S. Army from 1949-1952 stationed in Korea from 1950-51, earning a Korean Service Medal with seven Bronze Service Stars and the United Nations Service Medal. On Feb. 6, 1953 in Dundee he married the former Norma Jean Washburn.
He had a broad variety of occupations during his life, from being a milk hauler, mail courier and truck driver for Penn Yan Boats. But his true expertise was as a heavy equipment operator for the NYS Highway Department, followed by Hill Construction, and finally for the town of Tyrone Highway Department where he retired from in 1993.
Mr. Schenck was a member of the Dundee VFW, and the Dundee United Methodist Church, and was currently attending the Weston Presbyterian Church.
George's passion in life was car racing. He started racing stock cars in 1955 at the Dundee Track. He raced Late Model and Modified at several tracks until 1979. After car racing his love became motorcycles, four-wheelers and dune buggies. He started a Dune Buggy Club which participated in area parades. He passed his love of racing on to his daughters and family members; years after he quit racing he remained active at the race track helping grade and prepare the track surface for "Friday Night Races," or just giving advice from his years of experience. He also enjoyed camping, NASCAR races, playing guitar, banjo, and singing with his close friends and neighbors; or just "tinkering" in the garage.
He is loved and will be dearly missed by his wife of 63 years Norma J. Schenck at home; three daughters, Donna (David) Wilbur of Watkins Glen, Cheryl Schenck of Geneva and Lori R. (Bill) Edmister of Weston; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law Edna Schenck of Dundee; several nieces, nephews, cousins, step-grandchildren, in-laws and countless friends.
He was pre-deceased by two brothers, Fred D. Schenck in 1993 and William G. Schenck in 2013, a sister Marion L. Weichenthal in 2010, and a grandson Connor Adam Edmister in 2004.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Micheline Usher, 91, of Ft. Pierce, Florida, and formerly of Reynoldsville, passed away March 26, 2016. She was born Oct. 18, 1924 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, just outside of Paris, France, the daughter of Laurent Emile Peronnet and Leonie Melanie Mathieu Peronnet. She met her late husband, Hiram Usher, near the end of WWII and the two married in Paris Sept. 22, 1945. She and her late husband, Hiram moved from Reynoldsville to Ft. Pierce, Florida in 1973. She lived life to the fullest, enjoying the company of family, friends, and was a true lover of animals. She loved her work in retail where she began as a clerk and worked her way to manager of several large stores. She loved her family and took great pride in being "Nana" to her grandchildren.
She is survived by her son, Conrad (Mary Anne) Usher, and grandchildren Peter, Melissa and Jared Usher, all of Boca Raton, Florida; daughter, Sandra Ogborn of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; grandchildren John (Marie) Compton of Killeen, Texas, Lorie Compton of Richford, New York, Joshua (Sharon) Morgan of Delphi, New York; great-grandchildren Tyler Compton, Kayla Martin, Kristen Martin, Lucas Morgan, Payton and Gavin Reichter. She was predeceased by her daughter Patricia Micheline Usher and her sister Jacqueline Perronet.
The family received friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Monday from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Watkins Glen. You may express condolences to the family or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Death Notices
VERA W. ARMSTRONG, 80, formerly of Watkins Glen, March 29, 2016. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
AMY SUE BRISCOE, 36, of Savona, March 29, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Angelina Covert, 83, of Burdett, March 31, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Donald E. Gifford, 81, of Beaver Dams, March 31, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
WILLIAM GRISWOLD, 86, of Watkins Glen, March 27, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
MADALYN B. MORGAN, 86, Feb. 19, 2016. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
MARY E. MORRISSETTE, 74, of Watkins Glen and Montour Falls, March 30, 2016 at Hospicare of Ithaca. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
CLARA J. SAMPLE, 88, of Dundee, April 3, 2016. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
MADELINE HELEN SAMPLE, 98, March 22, 2016 in Brockport.
George R. Schenck, 83, of Dundee, April 1, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
MICHELINE USHER, 91, of Ft. Pierce, Florida, formerly of Reynoldsville, March 26, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.














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