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Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 7/23/14

Betty J. Kessler, 70, formerly of Hector, passed away Dec. 30, 2013 in Fountain Hills, Arizona. Born Feb. 25, 1923 in Geneva, she was the daughter of Herbert and Helen Wright. Betty grew up in Hector, attending a one room school house. She met her late husband Richard H. Kessler as classmates in Watkins Glen high school. She was predeceased by her husband Richard H. Kessler in 2006. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard C. and Carla Kessler, and daughter and son-in-law, Debra J. Kessler and Phil Fricano; grandson, Fritz R. Kessler, and cousin Joe Wright.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 at the Hector Presbyterian Church. You may sign a guestbook, light a “Candle of Remembrance” or extend condolences to the family online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

Dundee—Roxan E. Meier, 55, of Dundee died accidentally Thursday July 17, 2014 in a motor vehicle accident.
Roxan was born April 20, 1959 in Bath, the daughter of the late Boyd J. and Julia D. Hyer Hilligus Sr. She graduated from Bath-Haverling High School. On July 25, 1987 in Himrod she married Buddy J. Meier.
A life long area resident, Mrs. Meier was a very active member of Faith Baptist Church, where she was a former AWANA Leader. Due to her love of crafts and making cards, she was the craft organizer for AWANA, Vacation Bible School and Sunday School, and she also enjoyed volunteering in the nursery.
She is loved and will be dearly missed by her husband of 27 years, Buddy J. Meier at home; two daughters, Cordelia A. Meier of Penn Yan and Marla R. (Thomas) Bahr of Naples; two sons, Buddy J. (Jessica) Meier Jr. of Greene, New York, currently serving in the US Army, and Christopher S. Meier of Dundee; five grandchildren; five sisters, Dorothy I. (Bill Goundry) Green, Cleo H. (Paul) Pollack Sr., Teena L. (Mike) Pollack Sr. all of Dundee, Penelope F. Jamison of Campbell, New York and Mary Etta Rose Hilligus of Dundee; three brothers, Boyd J. Hilligus Jr. of Dansville, New York, Elwood T. (Paula) Hilligus Sr. of Dundee and Gary (Amy) Farnsworth of Cleveland, Ohio; countless nieces, nephews and friends.
Besides her parents, she was pre-deceased by two brothers, Michael E. Hilligus in 1976 and William C. Baker in 1991.
Friends called from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 22 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Her funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 23 at Faith Baptist Church, 13 Harpending Ave., Dundee, with Pastors Lawrence and David Semans officiating. Burial followed in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
Memorial contributions may be made to the AWANA Youth Program 13 Harpending Ave. ,Dundee, NY 14837.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Dundee—Michael J. Meyers, 48, of Dundee died Saturday July 19, 2014 at his home after a long battle with brain cancer.
Friends are invited to call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 24 at the Lakeland Mennonite Church, 389 Rock Stream Road, Rock Stream, where services will start at 1 p.m. with Pastor Dale Eby officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Lakeland Mennonite Church, Rock Stream, NY 14878 or to the Cancer Research Institute c/o Brain Cancer Division One Exchange Plaza 55 Broadway, Suite 1802 New York, NY 10006.
Michael was born Jan. 25, 1966 in Geneva Hospital to Paul M. and Shirley (Coon) Meyers. He grew up in Dundee and graduated from Dundee High School in 1983. On Feb. 15, 2003 he married the former Mary A. Baker.
Mike had worked at the ARC as a coach as well as a welder/painter for Mercury Aircraft. He was a main cook/chef at Savards in Watkins Glen until an injury disabled him. An avid musician, he was a regular fixture in local bands playing guitar and vocals. Along with Kim Johnson he was one of the original founders of “A Touch of Christmas,” an annual event in Dundee. He enjoyed his family, friends, and the outdoors.
He is loved and will be dearly missed by his wife Mary A. Baker Meyers at home; his children, Douglas Paul Meyers of Dundee, Jacquelynn Rene Meyers of Watkins Glen and a step-son Justin Scovil; his mother, Shirley Meyers; a brother, Leonard “Lenny” Meyers and a sister Theresa (David) Marchionda, all of Dundee. He is also survived by two grandsons and three step-grandsons as well as nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins in the area.
He was predeceased by his father Paul and a sister Cindy.
Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

 

Death Notices 7/23/14

LOIS J. CHRISTENSEN, 89, of Penn Yan, July 18, 2014. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
Ronald W. Gage, 65, of Branchport, July 16, 2014 at home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
DANIEL D. GRIFFIN, 54, July 14, 2014. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
Roxan E. Meier, 55, of Dundee, July 17, 2014. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Michael J. Meyers, 48, of Dundee, July 19, 2014 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.

Obituaries/Death Notices week of 7/16/14

Lillian Ethel Litteer Ackley, 80, of Burdett, went home to be with our Lord and Savior Monday, July 14, 2014.She was born Sept. 1, 1933, the daughter of Fred and Ethel Brown Litteer. Lillian retired from Cornell University after 20 years of dedicated service. She was an avid Yankees fan and she lived for her family.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Robert and Skip Litteer, and sister, Emma Barrett. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Charles Ackley Sr.; her adoring children, Charlene (Albert) Root, Kathleen (William) Leff, Darlene (Richard) Jaynes, Eileen (Rick) Dean, Charles (Jan) Ackley Jr. and Marlene (William) McMinds; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; her brother, Donald (Virginia) Litteer; sister, Sadie Wheeler; several nieces and nephews and many special friends including Pat and Joanne Chaffee and Barbara Grey.
Relatives and friends called Wednesday, July 16 from 12-2 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A funeral service followed at 2 p.m. with Pastor David Daniels officiating. Burial followed in Beaver Dams Cemetery. You may leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or light a free “Candle of Remembrance” at www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Elmer C. Newberry, 90, of Montour Falls, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Seneca View Nursing Facility. He was born in Alpine May 14, 1924. Elmer served with the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a self-employed carpenter and also drove school bus locally. He was a member of the Watkins Glen VFW and the Montour Moose Club.
He was predeceased by his wife, Genevieve Newberry, his son Gabriel Bush and grandsons Kenneth and Shane Bush. He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Anna Bush of Montour Falls; granddaughter, Tina James of Montour Falls; and four grandchildren, Shane, Dylan, Pepsi and Paris.
Relatives and friends called Sunday, July 13 from 2-3 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A funeral service followed at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Odessa. You may leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook or light a free “Candle of Remembrance” at www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

On Aug. 16, 1932 God let us borrow an angel and July 4, 2014 we returned her to him. Betty I. Smith was born in Monterey to Raymond and Lizzy Buckley at home. Betty was a homemaker who enjoyed her family and her animals. She also loved to listen to her husband sing and play his guitar. She is survived by her husband of 63 years Clinton Smith Jr., Laurie (Jonathon) Ector, Daniel Ector, Lisa Haight, Falisady, Kortanny and Kenndra Haight whom she resided with and lovingly took care of her. She is also survived by other nieces and nephews, Norma (Tim) Cummings, Robert (Nichole) (Keagan, Kaitlyn) Ector, David (Diane) O’Bryan, James and Lillian Buckley, Jesse O’Bryan, Caroline (Scott) Mcilwain, Cindy (Lester) Fuller.
There will be a celebration of life held at a later date. Betty was laid to rest in Oldfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the O-M Food Pantry, P.O. Box 578, Montour Falls, NY 14865.You may leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or light a free “Candle of Remembrance” at www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Ruth Pearl Whiteman, 93, of Montour Falls, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Seneca View Nursing Facility. She was born in Jasper, New York Jan. 11, 1921, the daughter of Charles Albert and Ella Serena Woodward Whiteman. Ruth graduated from Ithaca School of Practical Nursing and became a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in 1954. She was employed in private duty nursing and retired from Schuyler Hospital after many years of dedicated service.
Ruth is survived by her twin brother, Randall Whiteman; nieces, Sally Kilmer and Ella Kilmer (Donald) Butcher; nephews, Don (Maureen) Cook, Danny Cook, Doug (Cyndie) Cook, William Whiteman and Charles (Nancy) Whiteman; several great-nieces and nephews and Ruth’s longtime special friend, Jean Parker. She was predeceased by siblings, Leona Whiteman Kilmer, Andrew Whiteman and Rachel Whiteman Cook; and nieces, Rosanna Kilmer Bauer and Joann Whiteman Pealer.
A celebration of Ruth’s life will be held Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial donations in Ruth’s name to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901, or to Seneca View Nursing Facility, 220 Steuben St., Montour Falls, NY 14865. You may leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or light a free “Candle of Remembrance” at www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

 

Death Notices 7/16/14

Lillian E. Ackley, 80, of Burdett, July 14, 2014. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
KATHLEEN M. ALLEN, 83, July 10, 2014. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
BELVA J. CLARK, 45, of Montour Falls, July 11, 2014 at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
RAYMOND B. HUGHES, 67, July 6, 2014. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
Elmer C. Newberry, 90, of Montour Falls, July 10, 2014 at Seneca View Nursing Facility. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Betty I. Smith, 81, July 4, 2014. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
WANITA WALKER, 84, of Dresden, July 7, 2014 at Geneva General Hospital. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
FLORENCE WALTMAN, 79, July 7, 2014. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Ruth P. Whiteman, 93, of Montour Falls, June 22, 2014 at Seneca View Nursing Facility. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.

Obituaries/Death Notices week of 7/9/14

MONTOUR FALLS—Ernest Alton Easling Jr., 70, of Cronk Road, Montour Falls, passed away June 30, 2014 unexpectedly.  He was born Nov. 16, 1943 in Corning, New York to Ernest Alton Easling Sr. and Fern (Card) Easling. He served in the United States Army for three years after high school and retired from US Salt in January 2009 with 38 years of service.
Ernie is predeceased by his parents, brother Earl and wife Ann of 33 years. Ernie is survived by daughters, Michele Stone (Hector Lopez) and Melissa (Isaac) Candelario; grandchildren, Sierra Murphy, Gloria Candelario and Esteban Lopez; brothers and sisters, Richard (Susie) Easling, Shirley Scott,  Janice (David) Gee and Elmer Borden; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family received friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Monday, July 7,  followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Ernest A. Easling Jr. Memorial Fund, c/o-payable to “Woodhull Raceway,” 313 E. Main St., Harrison Valley, PA 16927.  Please include his name in the memo line.   
You may express condolences to the family, sign a guestbook or light a “Candle of Remembrance” at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com.

Barbara Ann (Watkins) Rugur, 72, of Montour Falls, entered unto rest June 24, 2014 at Schuyler Hospital. She was born in Towanda, Pennsylvania Sept. 29, 1941, the daughter of the late Carl and Edna (Mincer) Watkins. Barbara worked as a housekeeper at nursing homes in New Jersey and at Newton Memorial Hospital in New Jersey. She enjoyed playing darts and dart tournaments. She also loved NASCAR, cats and fishing.
She is survived by her children, Kathy Jo Searfoss of Beaver Dams, Mark (Lisa) Searfoss of Corning and Brett (Melissa) Searfoss of Beaver Dams; sister, Martha Reeves of North Carolina; brothers, Sonny (Jean) Watkins of Pennsylvania and John Watkins of Texas; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren; aunt and uncle, Tom and Blanche Collins of Millport; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a daughter, Lori Fisk, and a sister, Theresa Jones.
A private family burial will be held at Millport Cemetery. You may leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or light a free “Candle of Remembrance” at www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Montour Falls/Dundee—Caroline A. Stalter, 78, of Montour Falls, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014 in the comfort of her home after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Friends are invited to say their goodbyes from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where her funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Lucinda O’Leary officiating.
In lieu of flowers, she wishes for memorial contributions to be made to CareFirst, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830-3657.
Caroline was born July 9, 1935 in Butler, New Jersey, the daughter of the late Harry and Anna Brannin Fredericks.  On July 31, 1961 in Elton, Maryland she married Harry L. Stalter, who passed away May 6, 2003.  She had lived locally since 1964, previously of Bloomingdale, New Jersey.  Caroline was the owner of the former Caroline’s Diner in Montour Falls from 1979 to 1984.  She retired in 2011 due to her health after 15 years working at the Crossing Diner in Dundee.  She was a member of Montour Falls Ladies of the Moose Lodge #426, the Wayne American Legion Meade-Price Post 1208 Ladies Auxiliary and the Dundee V.F.W. Goodrich-Smith Post #8649, Ladies Auxiliary.  In her spare time, she loved time at the lake, vacations to Myrtle Beach, reading, crochet, playing cards and hand held games, and watching the Meerkats and Andy Griffith reruns on TV.
She is loved and will be dearly missed by devoted companion since 2006, Eugene F. Westrick Sr. with whom she made her home; a son Leonard “Lenny” R. (Sally Nemier) Gould of Irelandville, New York, two “daughters” Ella (Bryan) Plain of Poughkeepsie, New York and Dana (Patrick) Heifferon of Elmira; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and countless friends and co-workers.  She will be forever loved by her best friend whom she loved like a sister, Tara Boudinot of Dundee, and her four-legged friend Daisy.
Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a son William David Gould Stalter in 1986.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

 

Death Notices 7/9/14

Ernest A. Easling Jr., 70, of Montour Falls, June 30, 2014. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Barbara A. Rugur, 72, of Montour Falls, June 24, 2014 at Schuyler Hospital. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
BETTY SMITH, 81, July 4, 2014. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Caroline A. Stalter, 78, of Montour Falls, July 2, 2014 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.

 

Obituaries/Death Notices week of 7/2/14

PHELPS—MARGOT MARTENS BALDWIN, 82, of Phelps passed away at Rochester General Hospital Tuesday, June 24, 2014 with her family at her side. Calling hour was Saturday, June 28 from 1-2 p.m. with funeral services at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, followed by burial in City Hill Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 211 Main St., Penn Yan, NY 14527 or a charity of one’s choice.
Margot was born Feb. 6, 1932 in Murkushoff, Germany, the daughter of Gustave and Margot Klix Gruebnau. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by three sons, Klaas (Mary-Howell) Martens, Jan (Stephanie) Martens and Paul (Laura) Martens, all of Penn Yan; one daughter, Mrs. (Doug) Hike Dann of Elmira, Ontario, Canada; a stepdaughter, Jean Rains of Ohio; 18 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a sister, Ruth Bode of Germany.
Margot was predeceased by her parents, first husband Klaas Martens Sr., second husband Kelly Baldwin and stepdaughter Ann Ott.
Friends may sign the guest book at weldonfuneralhome.com.

Waneta Lake—James Clifford Dunlap lost a courageous battle with lung disease June 23, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Helen Ann Bonin, his best friend and partner. James is also survived by daughter, Kathleen (Martin) Haibach of Rochester and family: Samantha, Tim, Jossie and Jackson Specht of Rochester; Jessica, Tim, Tyler, Wyatt and Sarah Gross of Illinois; Amanda, Dan, Abbey, Bella and Danny Cutter of Illinois; Matthew, Bridget and Liam Haibach of New Jersey; daughter Linda and family: Lee and Lindsey Tuttle of California and son Brian (Kathlyn) Dunlap of California; son Jeff’s children, Kelly, Jeffrey, Adam and Craig. Also surviving are mother-in-law (Helen Bonin), sister-in-law Ruth (James) Rachow and family, and brothers-in-law Timothy (Bonny) Bonin and family, and George (Brenda) Bonin and family, several cousins, nieces, nephews and many dear friends from Waneta Lake, Wayne American Legion #1208, Watkins Glen B.P.O.E. 1546 and close Canadian friends who shared their lives with him. James will also be deeply missed by his dogs Lacey and Trixie. James was predeceased by parents, Howard and Mary (Chesonis) Dunlap of Elmira, son Jeff Dunlap, first wife Elizabeth Durham, brother Raymond and wife Marie, father-in-law Harold Bonin and niece Ginny Starkweather.
James was a decorated Korean War Veteran, serving in the 11th Airborne Division (Japan) and 31st Regimental Combat Team. After military service, James attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute receiving a BA degree in civil engineering. He was a licensed professional engineer in New York and served as president and CEO of Lozier Engineers, Inc., Rochester, retiring in 1985. James was a well-regarded member of many professional organizations throughout his life.
Friends and family are invited to attend a military service at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at Bath National Cemetery, 1 Veterans Ave., Bath. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at a later date.
Donations are requested to the American Lung Association, 1595 Elmwood Ave., Suite B, Rochester, NY 14620. You may express condolences to the family, light a “Candle of Remembrance” or sign a guestbook online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

Himrod—Paul R. Hoover Sr., 73 years, 2 months, 24 days, of 3883 Chubb Hollow Road, Himrod, died Monday, June 23, 2014 at home.
Mr. Hoover was born March 30, 1941 in East Earl, Pennsylvania, a son of Benjamin H. and Elizabeth Reiff Hoover. On Dec. 25, 1962 in Ephrata, Pennsylvania he married the former Leah Z. Newswanger. They moved to New York from Martindale, Pennsylvania in 1975. He was a self-employed farmer and saw mill operator, and member of the Milo Mennonite Church.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Leah Z. Hoover at home; five sons, Edwin (Verna) Hoover of Dundee, Marvin (Lucille) Hoover of Himrod, Wayne (Linda) Hoover of Mertztown, Pennsylvania, Paul (Annetta) Hoover Jr. of Penn Yan and Vernon (Martha Jane) Hoover of Dundee; a daughter Elizabeth, wife of Aaron Zimmerman of Penn Yan; three brothers, Rufus R. (Katie) Hoover of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, John Jacob (Lydia) Hoover of Denver, Pennsylvania, Raymond R. (Martha) Hoover of Lititiz, Pennsylvania; two sisters, Laura R. Martin of Myerstown, Pennsylvania and Ella R. Hoover of Denver, Pennsylvania; 43 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a daughter Alta N. Hoover Oct. 30, 1973, two brothers and their wives Irvin (Martha) Hoover and Harry (Marietta) Hoover, and a brother-in-law Henry Martin.
Friends called from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 26 at the family home. His funeral service was held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 27 at the Milo Mennonite Church, Sutherland Road, Penn Yan, with Bishop Rufus M. Burkholder officiating. Burial was in the Milo Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee.

HAMMONDSPORT—Kenneth H. Roberts, 73, of Hammondsport died June 29, 2014 peacefully in his home with his wife by his side. Born July 12, 1940, and originally from New Jersey, Kenneth moved his family to Hammondsport in 1980. Kenny was a loyal and devoted husband, father, and friend. Beloved by all who knew him, Kenny lived a joyful life overflowing with generosity, peace, and respect for nature and humanity. He is especially known and remembered for his love of animals, his enthusiasm for music, his interest in naval history and his voracious appetite for reading, as well as being a life-long New York Giants fan. Known to his grandchildren as “Papa,” he was always ready with swords, movies and “good-bye candy.” His zest for life will remain eternal in his family.
He is survived by his loving wife Diana (Palumbo), two sons, Edward (Lauren) and Victor (Rebecca), four daughters, Christine (Albert) Marte, Diane (Thomas) Mitchell, Elaine (David) Brundage and Kathleen (Thomas) Kressly, 12 grandchildren, one brother, Harold Roberts, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Kenny will be honored by his family at a private service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kenny’s favorite charitable organization, Save the Chimps, at P.O. Box 12220, Ft Pierce FL 34979 or at savethechimps.org. The family would like to thank the CareFirst Hospice team and the many friends who offered support and prayers during this difficult time.
Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport, www.lamarchefuneralhome.com.

Thomas F. Ryan Jr., 64, of Montour Falls passed away in his sleep June 19, 2014 after a long bout with cancer. He was born Sept. 14, 1949, the son of the late Thomas F. Ryan Sr. and Margaret Ryan. Tom was a petty officer third class with the United States Naval Reserves, serving aboard the U.S.S. Joseph Strauss during the Vietnam campaign.
He was predeceased by his wife Cindy S. Ryan and son Thomas F. Ryan III. Tom is survived by his daughter Lacey Ryan and son Daniel Ryan. A loving husband, father, son, brother and most importantly friend, he will be truly missed by many.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 27 at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen. Burial with military honors followed at Holy Cross Cemetery. You may leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or light a free “Candle of Remembrance” at www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Rock Stream—Janet B. Kellogg Shoemaker, 82, of Rock Stream died unexpectedly Monday, June 16, 2014 at the home of her son, surrounded by her loving family.
Janet was born Nov. 13, 1931 in Elmira, the daughter of Mott H. and Beatrice Bement Kellogg. She graduated from Dundee Central School in 1951.  She worked for Rothchilds until she married Carvey Dale “Pete” Shoemaker Nov. 18, 1951 in Himrod.  He passed away Feb. 7, 2011.  A homemaker for the rest of her life, Mrs. Shoemaker was a member of the Himrod Baptist Church, and occasionally attended the Rock Stream Presbyterian Church; she was also a past president of The King’s Daughters in Corning.  She was a life-long local resident, having lived in the same home since she was 13. In her spare time she enjoyed crochet, knitting, quilting, her cats, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family.
She loved and will be dearly missed by her only son Curtis Dale (Roeberta “Birdie”) Shoemaker of Lodi; five grandchildren,  Curtis Dale (Sue) Shoemaker Jr. of Moravia, New York, Scotti Lee (Jaimi) Shoemaker of Lodi, Nickie (Chris) Wayand of Bossier City, Louisiana, Tricia (Brian) Edwards of Groton, Dale Richard “D.R.” (Erin) Shoemaker of Hartford Mills, New York; 12 great-grandchildren, Meagan, Cody, Little Joe and Korey Shoemaker, Chrissy and Amber Wayand, Austin and Emma Edwards, Daimon, Ethan, Reece and Grace Shoemaker; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter Christine Ann Shoemaker in 1993.
Friends called from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, June 19 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where her funeral service followed at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Lucinda O’Leary officiating.  Inurnment in Rock Stream Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837, or the Ovid Ambulance Corp., 2136 Brown St., Ovid, NY 14521.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

 

Death Notices 7/2/14

ROBERT R. BAILEY, 60, June 24, 2014. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
MARGOT MARTENS BALDWIN, 82, of Phelps, June 24, 2014 at Rochester General Hospital. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
James C. Dunlap of Waneta Lake, June 23, 2014. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Paul R. Hoover Sr., 73, of Himrod, June 23, 2014 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Kenneth H. Roberts, 73, of Hammondsport, June 29, 2014 at home. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
BARBARA A. RUGUR, 72, of Montour Falls, June 24, 2014 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
THOMAS RYAN JR., 64, June 19, 2014. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Janet B. Kellogg Shoemaker, 82, of Rock Stream, June 16, 2014 at the home of her son. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
WILLIAM F. STECKERT SR., 77, of Weston, June 25, 2014 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
DAVID L. STEWART, 70, of Penn Yan, June 26, 2014. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
ALFRED G. VILLANI, 90, June 23, 2014. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.

Obituaries/Death Notices week of 6/25/14

Wayne George Atwell, 80, of Odessa, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Born in Dupont, Pennsylvania in 1933 to George and Charlotte Atwell, he graduated from Corning Free Academy in 1951. He enlisted in the Army, serving in the Army Security Agency from 1954 to 1956, stationed in West Germany.
He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hobart College in Geneva in 1961. Mr. Atwell spent 25 years working for GTE, retiring as DireConnecticutor of Benefits. He was a member of the vestry and a lay reader at Christ and Holy Trinity in Westport, Connecticut. He loved sports cars and raced Lightning Sailboats at Cedar Point Yacht Club in Westport.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Eleanor Clark Atwell, two daughters, Martha Atwell of Los Angeles California and Stacey Atwell of Portland, Oregon and his three grandchildren, Alexander Stick of Chaplin, Connecticut, Charlotte Stick of Portland, Oregon and Mavis Figuls of Los Angeles, California. Alexander Stick lived with and cared for Wayne during the last months of his life.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 24 at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Catharine. Burial at Sampson Veteran Memorial Cemetery in Romulus will be announced. You may leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or light a free “Candle of Remembrance” at www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.

Russell E. Kellogg, 45, of Ithaca, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014. He was born in Chestertown, Maryland, Oct. 30, 1968 and graduated from Ithaca High School. He was employed for several years at Welliver in Montour Falls. He is survived by his mother, Jane Coker of Interlaken; sister Jane (William) Oper of Syracuse; aunt, Sue Kellogg of Marathon, Florida; uncles, Russell Kellogg of Port Charlotte, Florida and James Kellogg of Hector; step sister, Nicole Coker; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his father Charles Kellogg in 1997.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 29 at 2 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. Private burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Russell’s memory to the Ithaca Rescue Mission.
You may leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or light a free “Candle of Remembrance” at www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Bradford—Anna Mae Povoski, 76, of Bradford died Sunday, June 22, 2014 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family.
Honoring her wishes there are no prior calling hours.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609-5896, or the Bradford Volunteer Fire Dept. Inc., Main Street, Bradford, NY 14815.
Anna Mae was born April 3, 1938 in Hornell, the daughter of Frank and Ann Romance Kowalski. On April 16, 1955 in St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Bradford, she married Joseph Povoski, who passed away June 18, 2000.  A lifelong local resident, Anna worked as a nurse’s aide at the Steuben County Infirmary in Bath, before taking a position at the Bath V.A. Medical Center, retiring in the mid 1970s.  Mrs. Povoski was a member St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, and was an active member of RAKKASAN Ladies Auxiliary of the 187 Airborne Infantry Regiment U.S. which she and her husband attended reunions every year, and she tandem parachuted at the age of 60.  In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, plants and flowers, knitting and crocheting, making afghans for all of her family, and was proud to say she stained every board in the making of her beautiful log home.
She is loved and will be dearly missed by her six children, Joseph S. (Vivian) Povoski, Sandra J. (Paul Runyan) Eslick both of Bradford, Ronald A. (Cindy) Povoski of Dundee, Terry M. (Mia Clemens) Povoski of Tyrone, Timothy J. (Kimberly Luke) Povoski and Daniel S. Povoski both also of Bradford; seven grandchildren, James Eslick, Angela (Bill) Sheesley II, Sara (Anthony) Yeoman, Stephen, Christopher, Justin and Collin Povoski; 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.
Arrangements by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee.  Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com

 

Death Notices 6/25/14

Wayne G. Atwell, 80, of Odessa, June 17, 2014. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
JAMES BARBER, 85, of Montour Falls, June 16, 2014. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
DENNIS E. DINEHART, 66, June 18, 2014. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
LEON P. KENYON, 98, of Yates County, June 15, 2014 at The Homestead, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
Anna M. Povoski, 76, of Bradford, June 22, 2014 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
THOMAS RYAN JR., 64, June 19, 2014. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
JANET B. KELLOGG SHOEMAKER, 82, of Rock Stream, June 16, 2014 at the home of her son. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
HARRY SIMPSON JR., 70, June 22, 2014. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
FENTON W. “BILL” STONE, 92, June 21, 2014. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
RUTH WHITEMAN, 93, June 22, 2014. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.