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Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 3/22/17

Ruth J. Bedient, 88, of Beaver Dams passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls.
Ruth was born Virginia, Minnesota April 8, 1928, the daughter of John and Jenny (Hansen) Amundsen. Ruth was a very hard working person and after her husband passed away she had worked as a home health aide in the Watkins Glen area. She was a women of great faith and strength.
Ruth is survived by her children, Jeanine (Ron) Watson, Sharon (Jim) Carpenter, Cynthia (Ellie Ward) Bedient, Leone Dolliver, Brian (Lori) Bedient, Stephen (Debra) Bedient, Khristine Bedient, Betty Lou Bedient and Emilie Bedient; 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Stanley Bedient, her sister the Rev. Ann Palmer and her brother, the Rev. John Amundsen.
A memorial service was held March 20 at 4 p.m. at the Haughey Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen.
Friends and family may share memories of Ruth at www.haughey-woodfuneralhome.com.

Judith A. Harbot, 76, of Cross Road, Watkins Glen, passed away March 18, 2017 at Schuyler Hospital surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Judy was born in Elmira April 5, 1940, the daughter of Frank and Phyllis (Hart) Frasier. She graduated from Watkins Glen Central School and worked as a custodian at the school until she retired in 2002. Judy loved everyone and they loved her back. She was always known as "ma," even by people she didn't know. Judy is surely going to be missed by everyone who knew her.
Judy is predeceased by parents; also husband of 50 years, Harry Harbot Sr.; brother-in-law, John Harbot; sister-in-law, Geraldine Conaway; brother, Gene Frasier and son-in-law George Emery. She is survived by eight children, Thomas Harbot (Bert) of Burdett, Frank Harbot (Diane) of Odessa, Ronda (Barry) Grady of Hector, Karl Harbot of Elmira, Cheryl (Wally) Thompson of Watkins Glen, Robyn Harbot of Watkins Glen, Harry Harbot Jr. of Watkins Glen and Julia Emery of Watkins Glen; favorite aunt Marlene Maynard of Elmira; brothers and sisters, Eva (David) Wickham of Florida, Henry (Pat) Frasier of Alpine, James (Blanche) Frasier of South Carolina, Virginia (Mike) Alvers of Georgia and Jane Frasier of Odessa; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Thursday, March 23 at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, from 1-3 p.m., followed by a memorial service at the funeral home at 3 p.m. Those wishing may consider a memorial donation in her memory to Catholic Charities (Food Panty), 607 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891.
You may express condolences to the family or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Elizabeth "Penny" Titus, 74, of Hector, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 in the comfort of her home on Seneca Lake surrounded by her family. Penny was born in Waverly, the daughter of Henry and Gertrude (Schaffer) Wehrung. She graduated from Tioga Central School and began her undergraduate studies at Marywood College. She finished her masters in education at Elmira College. She began her teaching career as an art teacher in Waverly, but spent the majority of her career teaching art to the students at Odessa-Montour school. This is where she shared her passion of art, travel and culture with a countless number of students. Penny's legacy as an art teacher still lives on in many of her former students who are now art teachers as well. In addition to teaching, Penny also was very active in her church community, particularly with the music ministry.
She was predeceased by her parents and a brother, Jon Wehrung. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years this month, Lee Titus; children, Jennifer Titus, Rebecca (Brian) Ross and Lee (Astra) Titus; brother, Paul (Mary Ann) Wehrung; grandchildren, Makayla, Madeleine, José and Hank; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Wednesday, March 22 from 5-7 p.m.A memorial mass will be held at St. Mary's of the Lake Church Thursday, March 23 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you remember Penny in a Memorial donation in the Alzheimer's Assoc., c/o Dev. Dept., 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620 (or online at ALZ.org); or CareFirst, 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY 14870 (or online at CareFirstNY.org).
You may leave a memory of Penny, express condolences or "Light A Candle of Remembrance" online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com

Death Notices
RUTH J. BEDIENT, 88, of Beaver Dams, March 16, 2017 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
ALETA G. BORDWELL, 98, of Penn Yan, March 17, 2017 at the Homestead, Soldiers & Sailors Hospital. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
Judith A. Harbot, 76, of Watkins Glen, March 18, 2017 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
MARTHA G. HARRIS, 80, of Penn Yan, March 17, 2017 at Keuka Comfort Care. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
MARK J. NOVAK, 60, of Watkins Glen, March 13, 2017 at home. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
MARION J. PERRY, 70, March 18, 2017. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
CHARLES J. SCARPECHI, 78, of Penn Yan, March 11, 2017 at Unity Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
Elizabeth "Penny" Titus, 74, of Hector, March 19, 2017 at home. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 3/15/17

Himrod--Viola Jean Anderson, 78, of 31 Seneca Drums, Himrod, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 2, 2017 in the comfort of her home, after a short bout with cancer.
Viola was born July 5, 1938 in Hornby, the daughter of Howard and Mary Fraboni Cody.
Jean was a pillar in her community of friends on Seneca Lake. She enjoyed walking, golf and beautiful sunsets. Always thinking of others! Making many handmade goodies for all.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald R. Anderson; sons, Howard E. and Ronald L.; grandson, Alexander Dignon and his father, Neil Dignon; brothers, Lon Bennett and Marvin Cody and sister, Eleine Sapp.
She was predeceased by her parents, daughter Tammi Dignon and brother Bob Bennett.
Her family would like to thank friends and family for all of their support in our time of need.
Per her wishes, a memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Bath National Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

NAOMI P. FOODE, 86, passed away after a long illness in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Feb. 25, 2017. She was predeceased by her parents Charles and Genevieve (Owen) Harrington of Odessa, husband Thomas M. Foode and brother-in-law Philip Saunders. Survivors include sister Elaine Saunders, Scottsville, New York; nieces Stephanie (Tim) Cassidy, Edie (Mark) Arlauckas, nephew Jeffrey (Maxine) Saunders and several grand nieces and nephews. The love was mutual.
Naomi was a 1948 Odessa Central School and later Beardsley's Business School graduate. She worked at Cotton Hanlon for some time, and in 1954 she enlisted in the Women's Air Force and became a Sergeant Major of her WAF Squadron. After her two year duty and marriage to Tom, she was a civil service clerk-stenographer for more than 17 years at USAF stations, as Tom was assigned, in Alaska, Hawaii, Ohio, Nebraska and Colorado, where they eventually retired.
She is remembered as a wonderful seamstress, loved needlework, bowling, camping, reading and caring for her kitties.
A memorial service was held in Colorado Springs at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home.

Joy Marie (Dillon) Gee, 61, of Watkins Glen, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017. She was born in Penn Yan Aug. 27, 1955, the daughter of Guy and Mary Etta Dillon. Joy was formerly employed at Seneca Foods in Geneva, and also was a laborer in the vineyards. She was predeceased by her parents, a son William Gee, a daughter Karen Gee, brother Richard Dillon, father-in-law Wilbur Gee, brother-in-law Ronald Gee and nephew-in-law Michael J. Gee.
She is survived by her former husband, Paul Gee of Watkins Glen; sisters, Judy Dillon of South Carolina, Jane Briggs of Dundee, Eileen Schultz of Dundee, Cherie Dillon of Dundee, Connie Dillon of Penn Yan and Anna (Walt) Dyson of Dundee; four brothers, Joe (Mary) Dillon of Bradford, Dan (Beverly) Dillon of Mitchelville, Terry (Perrin) Dillon of Lakemont and Scott (Idelle) Dillon of Penn Yan; sister-in-law Phyllis Guernsey, brothers-in-law Harold Gee, David Gee, James Gee and William Gee, and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends called Saturday, March 11 from 4-6 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A celebration of Joy's life followed at the Beaver Dams Fire Department, 1165 County Route 19, Beaver Dams. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Pauline B. "Polly" Mangus, 97, of Burdett, passed away peacefully Friday, March 10, 2017 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. She was born in East Smithfield, Pennsylvania, June 15, 1919, the daughter of Clarence and Zeta Bourdette. She married William A. Mangus. Polly managed the machine shop she and her husband owned in Pine City, New York, and owned and operated her restaurant in Pine City. She also worked at Remington Rand in Elmira. Polly and her husband retired in Burdett and operated Mangus Vineyards for many years, which she thoroughly enjoyed. She made many friends.
She is survived by her step grandson, Jeffrey Mangus and his wife Sherry, and by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband in 1982 and her siblings, Anna Searfoss, Evelyn Guthrie, Clarence Bourdette and Saphrona Bourdette.
As per Polly's wishes, there will be no services. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Polly loved animals so donations may be made to the Humane Society of Schuyler County, P.O. Box 427, Montour Falls, NY 14865. 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

William K. Mourey Sr., 92, a life-time resident of the Finger Lakes, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017, after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his father William Mourey, his mother Abbie K. Mourey and his wife Emily F. Mourey.
Mr. Mourey was a lifelong farmer of grapes, peaches, cherries, wheat and Christmas trees. A cabinet maker and metal fabricator, he was a developer of the over-the-row spray boom still used today by grape growers. He served as past president of the Reading New York Grange, the New York State Wine Grape Growers, the Circle S Corral Riding Club and Farm Credit of Ithaca. He also served as a board member of Schuyler Hospital. An avid card player, he was the last surviving member of the Four Aces Thursday Night Bridge Group that played for more than 45 years. Mr. Mourey was a keen shooter of skeet and trap, and a past member of Fur Fin and Feather, Seneca Duck Hunters, the Bath Rod and Gun Club and the Odessa Conservation Club. He was a member of the Watkins Glen Presbyterian Church for over 50 years.
Mr. Mourey is survived by his son William K. Mourey of Rock Hill, South Carolina; his grandson Adriel Mourey of Odessa, his son John Mourey (Edie) of Big Flats and his granddaughter Abbie Mourey of Big Flats.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18 at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., 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.

Robert Harris Tanner, 66, of Vestal, New York, formerly of Ithaca and Boston, Massachusetts, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 at his home from cancer. He was born in Liberty, New York, July 13, 1950, the son of the late Warren and Amy Tanner. He graduated from Ithaca high school in 1968 and later received his bachelor's degree from Binghamton University. Robert served with the United States Navy from 1968-1974.
He was a contracting officer for the Office of Naval Research in Boston, Massachusetts for 31 years before retiring in 2006. He enjoyed movies, music and books of all types, but especially history and comedies.
Robert is survived by three sisters, Janet (Tim) Decker of Martinsville, Virginia, Karen (Greg) Phenes of Alpine and Linda (Roger) Griswold of Alpine; a brother, Larry Tanner of Watkins Glen; five nieces and nephews, Robert (Lauren) Phenes of Watkins Glen, Jackie (Alan) Hughes of Martinsville, Virginia, Shaun (Sarah) Phenes of Bassett, Virginia, Matthew (Brandy) Decker of Fieldale, Virginia and Quinn Griswold of Alpine; seven great-nieces and nephews, Camron, Noah, Roman, Chloe Phenes and Tristan, Amelia and Kelsey Decker, as well as his good friends Bill, Hal, Rich and his many friends and co-workers at the ONR Office in Boston, Massachusetts.
A private family service will be held 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.

Theresa Ann (Fosdeck) VanGalder, 83, of Montour Falls, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017. She was born in Elmira Sept. 21, 1933, the daughter of Louis Don and Laura Fosdeck. In 1952, she married Glenn Jackson VanGalder in Odessa. Theresa worked at NCR in Ithaca for many years before retiring.
She was predeceased by her husband Glenn Jackson VanGalder in 1966, sister Ruth Juett and brothers Richard Fosdeck and Louis Fosdeck. Theresa is survived by her daughter, Joyce (Dennis) Boling of Suwanee, Georgia; four sons, Glenn (Debbie) VanGalder of Odessa, David (Sandy) VanGalder of Newfield, Thomas (Linda) VanGalder of Marietta, Georgia and Steven VanGalder of Watkins Glen; a sister, Laura (Mahlon) Parker of Montour Falls; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and five and a half great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held in Woodlawn National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Vedder and Scott Funeral Home in 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.

Bernadette (Hasty) Veney, 54, of Belle Cornell Drive, Montour Falls, passed away March 8, 2017. She was born in Long Island, New York July 22, 1962, the daughter of Bennett Rudolf Everette and the late Aza Lee Everette. She graduated from Wyandanch High School, Class of 1980. She married Robert Veney Jr. Sept. 21, 1987. She relocated to Ithaca in 1992 when she began working for the New York Staff Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) at Lansing Residential Center until she retired in 2016.
Known to most as Bernie, she was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Her greatest joy was her family and her friends. Those who knew her, knew her best by her bright smile, infectious laugh, friendly and happy personality and of course her down home cooking! Her best friends were not just best friends, they were her sisters! The bond that she created with each and every person she met was insurmountable.
Bernie was predeceased by her mother Aza Lee Everette and her granddaughter Leah Rose McCoy. Bernie is survived by her three daughters, Sheena Marie Veney (Christopher Montalvo), Ashley Ann Veney (Chaio Slater) and Jasmine Corey (Mark) McCoy; her grandchildren whom she adored more than anything in this world, Aaron Robert McCoy, Mya Rose McCoy and Zion Alexander Veney; her siblings Ronnie (Kim) Hasty, Rosemary (Ronald) Fulcher, Sandra (Timothy) Simpson, Felicia (William) Griffin, Bennett (Shawnee) Everette and Monique Everette (Pedro Luna); her father Bennett Rudolf Everette and several nieces, nephews, cousins, close friends including her children's best friends who were more like Bernie's family than anything else. We love you Mema!
Relatives and friends called Sunday, March 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee Street, Montour Falls. The funeral service began at 12 p.m. followed by the interment at Lakeview Cemetery in Watkins Glen. A Celebration of Life reception was held in Ithaca Sunday afternoon. 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
VIOLA J. ANDERSON, 78, of Himrod, March 2, 2017 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
NAOMI P. FOODE, 86, Feb. 25, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Arrangements by Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Colorado Springs.
CHARLES E. FOX, 91, of Penn Yan, March 7, 2017 at home. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
JOY M. GEE, 61, of Watkins Glen, March 6, 2017. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
NELLIE S. HOBAN, 87, of Bath, March 9, 2017 at home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
DEBRA A. IRWIN, 64, of Penn Yan, March 6, 2017 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
PAULINE B. "POLLY" MANGUS, 97, of Burdett, March 10, 2017 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
WILLIAM K. MOUREY SR., 92, March 9, 2017. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
BERNICE H. OLSEN, 97, of Penn Yan, March 1, 2017. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Robert H. Tanner, 66, of Vestal, March 6, 2017 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
THERESA A. VANGALDER, 83, of Montour Falls, March 8, 2017. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
BERNADETTE VENEY, 54, of Montour Falls, March 8, 2017. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 3/8/17

Alberta E. Blim, 81, of Watkins Glen passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017. She was born Nov. 28, 1935, the daughter of Martin and Ruby Cartwright. Alberta was a lifelong homemaker, where she lovingly cared for her husband and eight children. She enjoyed camping, reading, watching the birds, dancing, bluegrass and country music. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Alberta was a former member of the Montour Moose Club and Mechanics Club in Montour Falls. She was predeceased by her husband, Andrew Blim, son, Christopher Blim, and by several brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her children, Andrew (Cindy) Blim of Rock Stream, Connie Hively, Daniel (Kelly) Blim, both of Watkins Glen, Timothy Blim of Ithaca, Charles Blim of Watkins Glen, Karen (Rick) Smith of Auburn and Jeff (Lisa) Blim of Watkins Glen; sisters, Emma Goodrich and Wanda Cartwright of Florida; brother, Floyd Cartwright of Elmira; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Saturday, March 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A celebration of her life will begin at 1 p.m., followed by burial at Beaver Dams Cemetery.
To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Dundee--Earl G. Gary, 79, of Dundee, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at The Homestead in Penn Yan.
Earl was born Dec. 19, 1937 in Clyde, New York, the son of Earl and Josie Colgrove-Gary Waright. He served in the United States Army from 1961-1967. In July of 1973 in Dundee, he married the former Winifred Pulver, who predeceased him Sept. 9, 1999. Earl worked for Sylvania in Seneca Falls for 16 years prior to the 11 years he spent with Clyde Milling Company. He then worked for a short time at the Canandaigua V.A. Hospital, before taking a position as a material handler for Zotos International in Geneva, from where he retired after 10 years of service Jan. 15, 1999. On Nov. 18, 2000 in Dundee, he married the former Beverly A. Harkness-Dykes. He has lived in Dundee since 2001, previously of Bellona. Mr. Gary was a member of Dundee Baptist Church and an avid sportsman who loved fishing and hunting in his younger years.
He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Beverly A. Gary at home; four stepchildren, Fledra Ector of Watkins Glen, Melody A. Jefferson, Daniel J. Dykes and Mechelle L. (Paul) Davis, all of Dundee; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, a brother- in-law Alfred Lawrence of Wayne and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents and his wife, he was predeceased by a stepson Craig Dykes Dec. 1, 2010, a dear sister-in-law Stella Lawrence May 16, 2009, four brothers and two sisters.
Friends were invited to calling hours from 5-7 p.m. Monday, March 6 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where his funeral service followed at 7 p.m. with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating. Burial with military honors was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 7 in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Fire Company or the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Elizabeth G. Hayes, 89, of Burdett passed away Feb. 28, 2017 with family members by her side. Born in Afton, New York, she was the daughter of C. Wayland and Gertrude Ireland Guy. She was predeceased by her husband, Carrroll J.J. Hayes, her son Joseph Patrick, son-in-law Geoffrey Lincoln Donovan, brothers Loren and James Guy and recently her sister, Nancy Howell. Elizabeth is survived by four children, Susan VanHeusen of Dansville and her children Megan (Brad) Wentworth, Keri (Chad) VanAuken and Joshua VanHeusen; Mary Hayes of Burdett and her children Benjamin and Gabriel King; John Hayes of Watkins Glen; Martha Donovan and son Geoffrey (Sophi) Donovan; and 14 dearly loved great-grandchildren.
Known as Aunt Betsy by her many nieces and nephews, she prided herself in knowing where each of them was and relished details about their lives. Elizabeth was passionate about gardening and the grounds around her home were well loved as were her two rescue kitties. She served her community through active participation in Cooperative Extension, the Burdett Ladies' Wednesday Afternoon Club, Schuyler County Public Health and only recently resigned from the Office For the Aging. Through RSVP, she taught English as a second language and volunteered at local schools helping children learn to read. Elizabeth assisted in the local development of a group for women "Trust in the Lives of Older Women."
Like her mother before her, she attended Elmira College and graduated from the Columbia Presbyterian School of Nursing in NYC. Elizabeth was a dedicated RN and worked in various capacities that included charge nurse of the med/surgical floor at Schuyler Hospital, administrator and advocate for patients at a local nursing home, and teacher in the SCT BOCES LPN program.
A memorial service celebrating Elizabeth's life will commence at 11 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church in Watkins Glen, Saturday, March 11. Family members invite you to join them at St. James parish hall immediately following the service. Burial will be in Afton, New York at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Watkins Glen Public Library, CareFirst (formerly Hospice of the Southern Tier) or The Humane Society of Schuyler County.
To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Dundee--Dawn Henderson-Brown, 79, of Dundee, passed away after a brief illness Friday, March 3, 2017 at Geneva General Hospital.
There are no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 9 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, with Pastor Dale Eby officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to any Veterans Organization or Charity.
Dawn was born April 13, 1937 in Manchester, England, the daughter of Thomas Alexander Henderson and Sabrina May (Parry) Henderson. On Feb. 22, 1958 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England she married Jeff G. Brown Jr. who passed away Dec. 23, 2014. She had lived locally since 1991, previously of New Orleans, Louisiana and California, formerly of Germany. Dawn was a former dental assistant and a veterinary assistant.
She is loved and will be dearly missed by her daughter Lydia Gray Brown with whom she made her home, a cousin Leslie in England and many friends in the Mennonite community.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Jill S. Kendall, 70, of Watkins Glen, passed away March 5, 2017 surrounded in the comfort of her loving family, friends and beloved dog Joey.
Jill grew up in Reading Center and worked for Schuyler Hospital as a medical records clerk. Jill moved to North Carolina, where she lived for several years, returning to the area after the death of her husband. She loved the ocean, the beach, boating and music. She enjoyed going out to eat with family and friends.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Saturday, March 18 at 4 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. A private burial will be held at a later date at Pleasant View Cemetery in Reading Center.
She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Kendall, and parents, Richard and Isabel Stenberg. She is survived by four children, Richard (Robin) Kendall of Franklinton, North Carolina, Elizabeth (Carl) Larson, Tupper Lake, New York, Heather (Nader) Awwad of Baldwinsville, New York and Andrew (Heather) Kendall of Franklinton, North Carolina; brother, Jack (Carol) Stenberg of Seneca Falls; sisters, Nancy Loughlin of Montour Falls and Doreen (Edward) Miller of Durham, North Carolina; seven grandchildren; nieces, nephews, friends and her beloved dog Joey.
Those wishing may consider a memorial donation in her memory to the Humane Society of Schuyler County, PO Box 427, Montour Falls, NY 14865 (or online at wwwSchuylerHumane.org). You may express condolence to the family or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Shirley E. (Chartrand) Kendter, 92, of Watkins Glen and formerly Dundee, passed away Feb. 28, 2017.
Shirley was born in Hague, New York, April 9, 1924, one of seven children, born to John and Jane (Braley) McKee. She worked as a waitress for more than 25 years at Chef's Diner in Montour Falls. She lived for 17 years at the Jefferson Village in Watkins Glen and recently at the Clinton Crest Manor in Penn Yan. She was predeceased by her parents, also husbands Ovila Chartrand and Chester Kendter; son Philip J. Chartrand, brothers and sisters Hollister, Robert and Ralph McKee, Vina Hewitt, Dorthea Train and Sally Lydecker. She is survived by three children, Mary (Lewis) Potter of Wayne, Benjamin J. (Phyllis) Chartrand of Kinderhook, New York and Timothy D. (Anita) Kendter of Millport; daughter-in-law, Janet Chartrand of Mountain Home, Arkansas; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
The family received friends and family at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Monday, March 6, from 12-1 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. A private burial will be held at Hillside Cemetery in Dundee at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to the Harpending Housing, Inc., 411 Clinton St., Penn Yan, NY 14527.
You may leave condolences to the family or "Light A Candle of Remembrance" at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

When someone you love becomes a memory....the memory becomes a treasure. Fay F. Morris Jr. of Nichols passed away Feb. 22, 2017 after a period of declining health. Fay was born Aug. 21, 1927 at home in Rome, Pennsylvania and was one of six children of Bay Lillian (Chamberlain) and Fay F. Morris Sr. He was a graduate of the Nichols high school class of 1945. On Sept. 1, 1949 he married Julia May Williams and together they shared 58 years of marriage until her passing Sept. 4, 2007. A talented bricklayer and general contractor, Fay will be remembered for many area homes he and his sons constructed. Fay was a member of the Westbrook Masonic Lodge and enjoyed spending time golfing, fishing, bowing and in his gardens. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Rebecca Jane Morris McDonald of Utica, Bruce Edward and his wife Anne Morris of Tioga Center, Margaret Morris Moyer of Nichols, Andrew Fay of Watkins Glen and Jennifer Morris Hanford of Owego; a daughter-in-law, Sherry Morris of Owego; a brother-in-law, Donald Merrill; his special grandchildren, Sean McDonald, Kaitlin McDonald, Emma McDonald, Cary Anne and her husband Jim Matthews; Jonathan Morris, Brian Morris, Joel Fairlie, Lorelei Hill, Frances Hill, Brenard Moyer, Chritina and her husband Jason Rossi; Travis Morris, Sierra Morris, Hannah Hanford, Molly Hanford and Tyler Hanford. Many great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Fay was predeceased by his parents, his wife Julia, a son Daniel and siblings William, Frances, Esther, Cora and Beverly.
Family and friends were invited to attend a period of visitation Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A memorial service and celebration of his life followed at 6 p.m. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Nichols Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting his guest book at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com.
Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York, 1100 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13210, www.rmhcny.org in loving memory of Fay F. Morris Jr.

Bernard John Obremski, 71, of Montour Falls, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at his home. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania April 13, 1945, the son of the late Edmund John and Helen Obremski. Bernie graduated from high school in Kingston, Pennsylvania, and later graduated from Pennsylvania Hospital All School of Nursing for Men and became a registered nurse. He served with the U.S. Army as a med surg nurse during the Vietnam War, and retired as a captain.
Bernie was health nurse administrator at Southport Correctional Facility and Elmira Correctional Facility for 32 years, before retiring in 2001. He was a communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen, a member of the Elks Lodge #1546, Montour Moose Lodge #426, the Mechanics Club and the VFW.
Bernie was a very devoted man to his daughter and four beautiful grandchildren. He was a constant role model to his family, and taught by example. He showed them how miraculous it is to aid a person and help them rise to their highest self. He made it a point to speak to his family daily, all while living his own life to his grandest, and golfing whenever possible. Bernie also had an immense network of friends, who gathered under the best of times, and times like we are experiencing currently.
He was predeceased by his parents, Edmund J. Obremski in 1968, Helen Obremski in 1973 and a sister, Rosalie Obremski Chebalo in 2003.
Bernie is survived by his daughter, Jennifer L. Cruz-Tappan and her husband Bruce James Tappan of Watkins Glen; four grandchildren, Bryce D. De La Osa Cruz, Lelend B. Tappan, Soleil I. Tappan, and Xanthe L. Tappan; his ex-wife and friend, Mary Jane Obremski; brother-in-law, James Chebalo of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; niece, Tracey (Patrick) Brady and nephew Jimmy (Kim) Chebalo.
Relatives and friends called Monday, March 6 at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 N. Decatur St., Watkins Glen. A Mass of Christian Burial followed at 11 a.m. Private burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery at the convenience of the family. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Robert Louis Paradiso, 85, passed away Feb. 28, 2017 at his home in Watkins Glen.
Robert "Bob" was born May 12, 1931 to Ratsie and Lela Keifer Paradiso. He lost his mother, Lela, as an infant. He was predeceased by his father, Ratsie, stepmother Angie Paradiso Specchio, brother Jim, sister Cliss, and sister-in-law Carole (Paul) Paradiso. He was survived by his brother Paul, and sisters, Mary (David) Cook and JoPat (Jack) Wright.
Bob grew up in Watkins Glen and graduated seventh in his class from WGHS. He served his country for three years as a master sergeant in the Army. After the service, he attended Ryder College, where he was selected for "Who's Who in American Colleges." He then went on to Syracuse University to obtain his master's degree.
He settled in Geneva, where he was employed as a business teacher at Geneva high school. While teaching was the love of his life, after 23 years he became comptroller at the Geneva Federal Credit Union until retirement.
During his 60-year residency he made friends and a very special group he considered family. He was well liked by all and forever popular. To his Geneva high school students he was the unforgettable "Mr. P." To the young family members and the kids on the street, he was simply known as "Unk." Bob had a very special cousin, Lee Potter, and very dear friends Anna Jean DeDominicis, the Zakour family, Barb Essa, Jewel Hara, Azizeh Baroody and Tony Cannuli.
With failing health, Bob returned to his hometown, where he had the support of his family.
At Bob's request, a celebration of his life will be held at the Elks Club in Watkins Glen for friends and family in the spring. (Date and time will be announced later.)
Donations may be made to your favorite charity or to The Humane Society of Schuyler County, PO Box 427, Montour Falls NY 14865 (or online at www.schuylerhumane.org). You may express condolences to the family or "Light A Candle of Remembrance" at www.RoyceChedzoy.com. Arrangements are with the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

Dundee--Linda S. Simmons, 69, of Dundee, died unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls.
Linda was born May 19, 1947 in Montour Falls, the first daughter of the late Robert F. and Eleanor R. Pierce Trank. On Nov. 7, 1964 in Dundee, she married Curtis F. Simmons. A graduate of Dundee Central School Class of 1965, and life-long area resident, Linda had been a waitress in Dundee area restaurants before becoming a receptionist for Unity House in Ithaca, where she worked for 15 years before retiring in 2002.
Mrs. Simmons was an honorary member of the Dundee Fire Company, Ladies Auxiliary; a volunteer for the Red Cross and had been an avid bowler. In her spare time, when not enjoying her grandchildren, she loved high school sports, cheering for her favorite athletes; doing crafts and ceramics.
She is loved and will be dearly missed by her husband of 52 years, Curt F. Simmons at home; a daughter Lori L. (Jamie) Johns of Dresden, a son Kevin C. (Debbie LeRoux) Simmons of Little River, South Carolina, nine grandchildren, Jordanne (Brandon) Hillman, Jessica Johns, Jennifer Johns, Jackie Simmons, Nathan Simmons, Mikayla Simmons, Madisyn Simmons and Cassie Simmons; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers Robert W. (Barb) Trank and Terry L. (Teresa) Trank; two sisters, Rose Trank and Regina (Brian) Quackenbush, all of Dundee; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and countless friends.
Friends were invited to calling hours from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 3 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where her funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 4 with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating. Burial followed in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Fire Company, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837; the Tyrone Volunteer Ambulance Corp., P.O. Box 69, Tyrone, NY 14887 or the American Red Cross of Yates County 112 Main St., Penn Yan, NY 14527.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Alice J. States, 97, of Montour Falls, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. She was born in Elmira Jan. 20, 1920, the daughter of Otto and Ruth Hynes.
She was a member of the Schuyler County Senior Citizens Club, RSVP and the Red Hat Society. Alice loved to volunteer. She worked several years at "Kraft Corner" senior citizens store, and was a receptionist at Schuyler Hospital. She did newsletters for Cornell Cooperative Extension in Schuyler County, and sold raffle tickets and t-shirts for the races. She sold daffodils for the American Cancer Society, and carnations for the American Heart Association. She also helped in fundraising for the Schuyler County Humane Society, rang the bell for the Salvation Army and volunteered with the American Red Cross blood bank canteen. She was in fundraising for both the Senior Citizen Club and RSVP, and also served as registrar and correspondence secretary for both. Alice received the Schuyler County Senior Citizen of the award in 1981 for the Senior Citizen Club, Schuyler County Senior Citizen award in 1991 for the Office of the Aging, and Schuyler County Senior Citizen of the Year Award in 1992 for Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Alice went on several bus trips over the years and enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles. Her favorite quote was, "I'm living for my family."
Alice is survived by her sister, Mary Richer; son, Kenneth (Judy) States; daughter, Alice (Vern) Potter; daughters-in-law, Annette and Carlene States; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Lloyd A. States, daughter Martha Dobell, sons Lloyd E. States and James States and brother Edward Hynes.
Relatives and friends called Tuesday, March 7 from 1-4 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. Memorial services followed at 4 p.m. A celebration of her life continued immediately after services at the Montour Moose Club. Private burial will be held by the family at Laurel Hill Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers.
Memorials may be made in Alice's memory to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or "home delivered meals."
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
VIOLA J. ANDERSON, 78, of Himrod, March 2, 2017 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
LOUISE J. BARTONE, 93, of Watkins Glen, Feb. 26, 2017 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
ALBERTA E. BLIM, 81, of Watkins Glen, March 5, 2017. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
EARL G. GARY, 79, of Dundee, March 1, 2017 at The Homestead, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
ELIZABETH G. HAYES, 89, of Burdett, Feb. 28, 2017. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
DAWN HENDERSON-BROWN, 79, of Dundee, March 3, 2017 at Geneva General Hospital. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
JILL S. KENDALL, 70, of Watkins Glen, March 5, 2017. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
SHIRLEY E. KENDTER, 92, of Watkins Glen, formerly of Dundee, Feb. 28, 2017. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
FAY F. MORRIS JR., 89, of Nichols, Feb. 22, 2017. Arrangements by Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols.
BERNARD J. OBREMSKI, 71, of Montour Falls, March 1, 2017 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
ROBERT L. PARADISO, 85, of Watkins Glen, Feb. 28, 2017 at home. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
LINDA S. SIMMONS, 69, Feb. 27, 2017 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
SHIRLEY A. SMITH, 82, March 5, 2017. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
ALICE J. STATES, 97, of Montour Falls, March 2, 2017 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
LAVERN C. STILES, 86, of Keuka Park, March 4, 2017 at Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
FORREST G. "PETE" VANDELINDER SR., 92, March 2, 2017. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
MARSHALL J. WOOD SR., 87, of Waterloo, Feb. 26, 2017. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.














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