Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 6/20/18
Vernando J. ("Vern") Bonsignore, 88, of Elmira passed away June 12, 2018. He was born March 12, 1930, the son of Nicholas Bonsignore and Elisa (Martino) Bonsignore. He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Elizabeth (Collins) Bonsignore; son, William Bonsignore and daughter-in-law Holly of Basking Ridge, New Jersey; daughter, Elizabeth "Betsy" Bonsignore of Gillette, Pennsylvania; daughter Rebecca "Becky" Bonsignore and son-in-law Steven Bellows of Watkins Glen; brother, Francis Bonsignore and sister-in-law Susan of Scarsdale, New York; brother-in-law F. Maxcy Collins and sister-in-law Judy of Irvine, California; beloved grandchildren Sylvan Bonsignore-Burch (Laura Veon) and Nicholas B. Bonsignore; great-grandchild Alice Anne Burch and several nieces and nephews.
Vern graduated from the Elmira Free Academy in 1948, forever proud of the Class of '48, and of having been elected class president in his senior year. Thereafter, he earned both a bachelor of science degree and a master of science degree in education from Elmira College and a law degree from Brooklyn Law School.
For several years after having graduated from law school, he served as a bodily injury adjuster and was employed by insurance companies in Elmira and in Syracuse. His career as a practicing lawyer spanned some 40 years. He was one of the founders and first executive director of what was formerly known as Chemung County Neighborhood Legal Services, an organization established to provide legal services to low income and vulnerable individuals in the county. Subsequently, he joined with attorney Donald Cole to form the law firm of Cole & Bonsignore, and spent the next 13 years practicing law in Chemung County and its environs, specializing in family law.
While with the Cole & Bonsignore law firm, he was appointed to serve as a part time assistant county attorney, a position in which he prosecuted cases of child neglect and abuse in the Chemung County Family Court. During this time, he also took pleasure in teaching evening classes at Elmira College focused on civil and criminal law.
Vern left the Cole & Bonsignore law firm to accept an appointment offered by the NY State Office of Court Administration, and for the next 17 years served as a hearing examiner in the Chemung and Schuyler County Family Courts where he heard and decided cases of spousal and child support.
He retired at age 72 and spent the remainder of his life devoting time to his family and to the care and maintenance of his home in the town of Elmira which he often jokingly referred to as "The Estate."
At his request, there will be no calling hours. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to remember Vern may do so through a donation made in his name to a charity of their selection.
Katherine Coralee Burch left her body behind as the sun set over Keuka Lake June 12, 2018. "I'm not scared--I'm curious," she said two days earlier, when asked how she felt about dying.
Coralee was born in 1943 and grew up on West Water Street in Elmira, New York during the golden 50s--the youngest of five children, and daughter to Hobart and Margaret Marshall Burch. She attended Elmira Free Academy with Heisman trophy winner Ernie Davis, whose biography "A Halo for a Helmet" she published in 2008. Unlike other accounts of his life, which focused on his athleticism, Coralee wrote about his unbreakable spirit as a young black man growing up in an era of racial segregation.
Coralee was intensely interested in people, and anyone who met her felt instantly special. She was strongly empathetic and would instantly understand what people were going through and shared that back with them, creating a deep sense of connection and lasting personal impact.
Coralee was eminently creative in all her endeavors--as a television producer, radio talk show host, freelance writer and as a prolific artist, having studied wood sculpture in Florence, Italy. "Art is my passion, my joy, my ability to overcome adversity, my opportunity to express myself, and it's just plain fun."
More than anything, Coralee was kind and caring to all people, and especially her family. She is survived by her children, Sara and Pietro Michelucci, and joins her second husband, David Hannie, leaving behind her first husband, Ernesto Michelucci, and her third husband, Jon Adams. She was prolific in many ways ;)
Sara and Pietro will host a celebration of life for Coralee at the Harris Hill Park Outing Center in Elmira Sunday, July 1 at 1 p.m. Family and friends are welcome to join and requested to wear a bright color in honor of the artist. If you are so inclined, bring a tasty dish to share.
As per Coralee's wishes, in lieu of flowers, please donate to hospice at http://keukacomfortcarehome.org.
Frank J. Pastore, 82, of Horseheads and formerly of Watkins Glen, passed away June 16, 2018. Frank was born Sept. 20, 1935 in Watkins Glen, the son of James and Rose Pastore. He graduated from Watkins Glen high school and Bryant and Stratton Business Institute of Buffalo. He also served in the U.S. Army. Throughout his career he worked for Westinghouse Corp., Seneca Foods Corp. and Sunrise Industries. Frank was an avid fan of the Yankees, Giants, Syracuse, local Little League baseball, Small Fry football and elementary school baseball.
Frank was predeceased by his step-son, Mark Mihalko. He is survived by his wife Sharon (Roberts) Pastore; two sons, Frank (Colleen) Pastore and Jeffrey (Rose) Pastore, all of Watkins Glen; grandsons, Brad (Erica) Pastore of Saratoga, Daniel Pastore of Montour Falls, Adam Pastore of Watkins Glen; step-grandson, Jason Smith of Watkins Glen; step-granddaughter, Erica Smith of Corning; dear family friend, Patty Rekczis, and many cousins. Frank was a communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Church.
At Frank's request there will be no calling hours. A graveside committal service will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, New York State Route 14 in Watkins Glen, Friday, June 22 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.
Patricia Ann Sgrecci, daughter of Dominick and Anna Sgrecci of Watkins Glen, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Burlington, Vermont. Born Oct. 14, 1956, Patty is survived by her husband, John Burton; mother, Anna; brother, Henry Sgrecci; mother-in-law, Shirley Burton; sisters-in-law, Susan Hertzler and Leslie Burton; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father. A memorial service will be conducted in Middlebury, Vermont at a later date.
Patty was a 1974 graduate of Watkins Glen Central High School and a 1978 graduate of Syracuse University where she earned her bachelor's degree in art. She had lived in and traveled to many places but made her home in Cornwall, Vermont. Patty was a caring daughter, wife, sister, aunt and a devoted friend to many. A fabulously talented artist in the realm of kinetic sculptures, Patty's creations grace schools, hospitals and galleries from the Eastern Seaboard to the West Coast. Her easy smile, quirky sense of humor and creative imagination will be missed by all whom she touched. Anyone wishing to learn more about Patty's art work can do so by visiting patriciasgrecci.com.
Penn Yan--Robert A. Smith, 65, of Penn Yan passed away Friday, May 4, 2018.
Honoring his wishes there were no prior calling hours. A Celebration of His Life will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 24 at the home of his cousin Susan Flood, 4084 Old Fourteen, Dundee.
Memorial contributions may be made to a local charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
Linda (Leonard) Weintz, 70, of Warrenton, Virginia died June 6, 2018 in Fairfax Inova Hospital where she was being cared for following a stroke.
She was born Feb. 13, 1948 in Montour Falls to Frances and Minor Leonard. She graduated from Odessa-Montour Central School and from Alfred Tech with an associate degree in secretarial science in 1967 and then worked for the Central Intelligence Agency and a number of engineering firms in the Washington area. She earned a BS and MS in social work from George Mason and Catholic Universities in 1992 and 1993, respectively. She worked as a social worker for both Fairfax and Prince William Counties until 1997 when she retired and moved with her husband to the Northern Neck of Virginia and then to Florida. During her retirement years, she volunteered as a court appointed special advocate with the CASA program in Virginia and the Guardian Ad Litem program in Florida, working tirelessly on behalf of foster children. Linda was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother and recently returned to Virginia with her husband to be with family here. Linda was predeceased by her parents and by her grandson Matthew.
She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Elmer Mizuno of Warrenton, Virginia; her son, Jay Weintz of Nokesville, Virginia; his wife, Denise; their son, Mason; her brothers, Jim of Chevy Chase, Maryland and Jeff of Las Vegas, Nevada and nephews Jamahl and Johri Leonard of Concord, California and Beau of Austria.
There will be no funeral, and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
DORIS L. BARCLIFF, 96, June 16, 2018. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
VERNANDO "VERN" BONSIGNORE, 88, of Elmira, June 12, 2018. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home, Elmira.
JEFFREY C. BUCHANAN, 62, of Sayre, Pennsylvania, June 9, 2018 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
KATHERINE CORALEE BURCH, June 12, 2018. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
LAWRENCE P. HANSEN, 85, of Penn Yan, June 3, 2018 at Geneva General Hospital. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
MARYJANE HURRIN, 92, of Penn Yan, June 12, 2018 at The Homestead. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
ROBERT C. ILLI, 76, June 15, 2018. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
BENNETT C. JOSEPH JR., 85, June 12, 2018. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
ELFA MCDONALD, 81, of Valois, June 16, 2018 at Bethany Manor. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
CHRISTOPHER J. "CORN BREAD" NEWELL, 32, of Penn Yan, June 8, 2018 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Frank J. Pastore, 82, of Horseheads, formerly of Watkins Glen, June 16, 2018. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
PATRICIA A. SGRECCI, 61, June 12, 2018 in Burlington, Vermont.
Linda Weintz, 70, of Warrenton, Virginia, June 6, 2018 in Fairfax Inova Hospital.
DR. SUSAN K. SHUMAKER, 63, June 13, 2018 in Rochester. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
JUNE R. STRUNK, 95, of Penn Yan, June 12, 2018. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
DOROTHY E. "DOTTIE" THOMPSON, 59, of Penn Yan, June 12, 2018 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
ESTELLA E. WOOD, 73, of Branchport, June 15, 2018 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 6/13/18
RICHARD JENKINS CASTOR (April 7, 1932 - March 21, 2018) A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, June 16 at 10 a.m. at the Community Wesleyan Church, 2095 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads.
For additional information and a full obituary please contact Sullivan's Funeral Home or visit Richard's Book of Memories at www.sullivansfuneralhome.com.
Karen Heid-Stegner, 64, of Beaver Dams passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Born in Long Island, New York June 18, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Edward Heid and Nora Finch. She graduated from Springfield Gardens high school, attended CUNY at Queensboro and SCT BOCES LPN program. Karen was an LPN for Pediatric Homecare. Karen had a love for nature. She enjoyed traveling with her friends and photography. Above all else, she loved spending time with family.
She is survived by her son, Dennis J. Stegner and daughter-in-law, Stacey Parrish (the daughter she never had, but always wanted) of Watkins Glen; grandchildren, Norah Shea Stegner and Rowen Avery Stegner; a sister, Joyce Heid-Silivanch and brother-in-law, John Kevin Silivanch of Toms Rivers, New Jersey; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends she considered family.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Saturday, June 9 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A memorial service followed at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in Montour Cemetery.
To leave the family a message of condolence, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.
Jay Robert "Bob" Kelchner, 82, of Watkins Glen passed away June 4, 2018. A Memorial Service celebrating his life was held at the First Presbyterian Church, 520 N. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, Friday, June 8 at 11 a.m., followed by burial with military honors at Highland Cemetery.
Known to his family and friends as Bob, he is survived by his wife, Bettylou Pearsall, of Watkins Glen; children, Alan Kelchner (Howard Mullinack) of Emeryville, California, Andy Kelchner (Tom Grissinger) of Oakland, California, Ann (Bert) Singerhoff of Horseheads and Paula Lipe of Kermit, Texas. He is also survived by his sister Patricia S. Miller of Denver, Colorado and his grandchildren and extended family members. He was pre-deceased by first wife, Susan Jones Kelchner.
Born and raised in Palmyra, Pennsylvania, the son of Albert and Esther Kelchner. Bob served in the U.S. Air Force 1954-1958, earned his BS in mechanical engineering from Indiana Institute of Technology 1961 and later completed graduate study in adult education and organizational behavior at Cornell University. He worked for Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester), Pall Trinity Micro Corp. (Cortland), Hilliard Corp (Elmira) and Cornell University (Ithaca). He was a certified manufacturing engineer and holder of four U.S. patents. Bob was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Watkins Glen, 50-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society (SPEBSQA), singing with the Checkered Flag Four Quartet and the Mark Twain Chorus, and member of the Southern Tier Sports Car Club and the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America). Some of Bob's favorite hobbies included attending antique auctions with his wife, as he was an avid collector of antique toy vehicles. He was also a volunteer race control worker at Watkins Glen International.
Donations may be made to the Southern Tier Food Bank, The Arc of Schuyler, or the International Motor Racing Research Center. Envelopes with addresses will be provided at the church. You may express condolences to the family online, or "Light A Candle of Remembrance" at www.RoyceChedzoy.com. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
PENN YAN--Jane L. McLoud, 80, died at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing home, May 29, 2018, surrounded by family.
Jane will be buried together with her husband at a future date. There will be no funeral or calling hours until her beloved husband joins her.
Jane was born May 24, 1938 in Bellona, New York. She graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 1954. She married her second husband and the love of her life Raymond McLoud Feb. 12, 1977. They lived in Penn Yan where Jane worked as the store manager at Byrne Dairy for many years. Always with a smile on her face. She also worked for the Dundee radio station as a news reporter and for the Dundee Observer. She retired in 1996 and dedicated her remaining time to bringing joy to everyone she met. Jane was known for her smile and her sense of humor. She loved to read (before her illness) and play crossword puzzles. Making people laugh was a life-time goal.
Mrs. McLoud is survived by her children with Ray McLoud, Kevin (Erika Holland) McLoud and Sarah McLoud Gaylord (Justin Coats); her children from her first marriage are Barry (Rose) Kerrick, Donna (Don) Henderson, Jeffrey (Donna Sue) Kerrick, Maynard (Patti) Kerrick and Robert Kerrick; one step-son, Bill McLoud; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren with four more due this year.
She is pre-deceased by three step-sons Raymond McLoud Jr., Harry McLoud and Edgar McLoud.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at the Penn Yan Manor. They showed her love and kindness during her stay there. In return, Jane made them smile and laugh. "Oh Pickles"
Hammondsport/Wayne--Wanda M. Penna, 74, of the town of Wayne died Tuesday, June 5, 2018 in the comfort of her home with her family at her side.
Honoring her wishes, there will be no calling hours and services will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Altay Baptist Church, 4289 Six Corners Road, Dundee, NY 14837 or the Wayne Fire Dept. P.O. Box 91, Wayne, NY 14893.
Wanda was born Feb. 7, 1944 in Bath, the daughter of Paul L. and Cassie C. (Yawger) Lyle. She graduated from Dundee Central School in 1963. On July 1, 1967 in the Altay Baptist Church, she married James J. Penna. A life-long member of the Altay Baptist Church, she loved her family, her dogs and cats, and enjoyed reading.
She is loved and will be dearly missed by her husband of almost 51 years, James J. Penna at home; her sister, Naomi C. DeCamp of Bath; three brothers, James L. Lyle of Altay, Jack A. (Gail) Lyle of Bath and Roland (Suekay) Lyle of Canandaigua; a very special nephew Jeff and his wife Sharon Dencenburg of Hammondsport; several more nieces and nephews and her four-legged best friends Chance and Penny.
She was pre-deceased by a brother Richard Lyle in 2005, and four sisters, Melissey Jean Lyle in 2010, Mary Schroeder in 2011, Atha Lee Dencenburg in 2017 and Winifred Seybolt in 2018.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
James G. Root, 100, of Watkins Glen passed away at home Saturday, April 7, 2018. James was born June 22, 1917 to Edith M. Minsterman and James Albert Root. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1945 in Italy and North Africa. He served as a pioneer clearing mine fields and transporting ammunition. He acquired his pilot's license in Elmira. James retired from Shephard Niles Crane and Hoist in Montour Falls as manager of crane engineering after 43 years of service. James was a very brilliant person, and could still remember all of his school teachers. He was a jack of all trades--farmer, engineer, carpenter, cabinet maker and electrician.
James is survived by son Lawrence (Chiev) Root; daughters Carol (Phillip) Cuellar and Diane (Michael) Naar; grandchildren Linda Page, Randy Lyon, Christine Carter, Mayumi Auert, Phillip Cuellar, Alana Middleton, Spencer Naar, Avery Naar and Mason Naar; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild as well as nieces and one nephew. James was preceded in death by his spouse Wanda A. Holmes, daughter Nancy E. Lee, mother Edith Minsterman, father James Albert Root and sisters Florence Henyan and Ethel Kuehn.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16 at the Haughey Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen. Interment with military honors will be at Montour Falls Cemetery. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.haugheywoodfuneralhome.com for the Root family.
Marilyn A. (Maloney) VanNordstrand, 74, of Odessa passed away May 24, 2018 in Montour Falls. She was born Dec. 5, 1943, the daughter of William J. and Verna (Estep) Maloney, and graduated from Watkins Glen high school. Marilyn was a cook at the New York State Fire Academy and a waitress at local restaurants for many years. She was predeceased by her brother, William J. Maloney, Jr.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Fay C. VanNordstrand III; daughter, Michele Bates (Gary) of Alpine; a son, Scott VanNordstrand (Kathy) of Montour Falls; sister, Nancy VanEtten (Leon) of Spencer; four grandchildren, R.J (Brandi), Zackary, Logan (Eric) and Stephanie (Cody); two great- grandchildren, Maddox and Haidyn; Mindy and Josh (adoptive family); and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends are invited to gather Saturday, June 23 from 12-4 p.m. at the Odessa American Legion, 2532 Steam Mill Road, Odessa. To leave the family a message of condolence, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.
WILLIAM E. BARTZ, 83, May 31, 2018. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
RICHARD J. CASTOR, 85, March 21, 2018. Arrangements by Sullivan's Funeral Home, Horseheads.
JOY L. DUNKIN, 96, June 4, 2018 in Penn Yan. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
ROBERT L. GOOD, 71, of Montour Falls, June 5, 2018. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
KAREN HEID-STEGNER, 64, of Beaver Dams, June 5, 2018. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
JAY R. "BOB" KELCHNER, 82, of Watkins Glen, June 4, 2018. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
ROCCO MARCELLINO JR., 52, of Palmyra, May 25, 2018. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Jane L. McLoud, 80, May 29, 2018 at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
SHIRLEY A. ORR, 73, June 6, 2018 in Rochester. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
Wanda M. Penna, 74, of the town of Wayne, June 5, 2018 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
JAMES G. ROOT, 100, of Watkins Glen, April 7, 2018. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
MARILYN A. VANNORDSTRAND, 74, of Odessa, May 24, 2018. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 6/6/18
Bradford--Anna Elizabeth Bennett Auberger, 98 years young, of Bradford passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018 in the comfort of her home.
Family and friends called from 1-2 p.m. Friday June 1, at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where her funeral service was held at 2 p.m. with Pastor Chris Durham officiating. Burial followed in Tyrone Union Cemetery, Tyrone.
Anna was born Feb. 22, 1920 in Sussex, New Jersey, the daughter of William and Inez Kimble Bennett. On Feb. 1, 1938 in Sussex, New Jersey, she married Alan D. Auberger, who passed away Dec. 2, 1977.
A devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great- great-grandmother, she loved to travel, coo and be around family. She enjoyed her cats, flowers, crossword puzzles, birds and reading.
She will be missed by four daughters, Kathryn Little of Sussex, New Jersey, Edith (Bob) Zoon of White Lake, South Dakota, Inez (Darryl) Wendt of Oxford, Pennsylvania and Annette Donna (Arnie) Taylor of Bradford; one son, Allen D. (Joanne) Auberger Jr. of Madrid, New York; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nora Cosh of Sussex, New Jersey and Roselyn Bott of Tifton, Georgia; a brother, Bill Bennett of Springfield, Virginia and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was pre-deceased by sons-in-law George Little and Bob Headley, an infant sister Dorothy Bennett and two brothers, Joseph and Edgar Bennett.
The family gives special recognition and thanks to granddaughter Carrie House and daughter Donna Taylor for the devoted loving care they provided to Anna.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
Monique Baran, 66, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018.
A celebration of her life is to be arranged in late June. Monique followed the teachings of Eckankar, the path of light and sound.
The family has requested memorial contributions be directed to Catholic Charities at 121 E. Elm St. in Penn Yan, or the Arc of Yates, 235 North Ave., Penn Yan, NY 14527.
Monique was born May 27, 1952 in Fouchy, France, the daughter of the late John and Olga (Emelianova) Baran. Monique spoke four languages fluently. She earned a B.A. from SUNY Oswego in 1974 and from Albany State University in 1978 with a master's degree, both in Russian language and literature.She also studied at Moscow University in 1975 and at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. Monique did two tours with the Peace Corps in the late 1970s in Gabon and Ghana, where she taught English and French, respectively. She was an office administrator and accountant in her husband's practice, homemaker and loving mother. Monique was on the board of directors of the Arc of Yates, Penn Yan school board and volunteered with the Arc of Yates, running the bowling league. She was a lifetime member of the Izaak Walton League of America. She loved to tango and polka, practice tai chi, travel and Turner Classic movies.
Monique is survived by her husband Dr. Nicholas Loan, whom she married Aug. 11, 1984; daughters Nina Loan of Penn Yan and Carol Loan of Brooklyn; sister Veronica Royal (Robert) and nieces and nephews Elizabeth (Ian) McCoy, John Paul (Kara) and Natalie Royal, in-laws Nina (Bill) Kozain, Greg (Diane) Loan, nieces and nephews Liam, Ilyena and Kate Kozain, Joseph and Nick Loan and Danika Sarner.
In keeping with her generous nature, she donated her body to New York Chiropractic College for anatomical study.
Michael L. Chilson, 64, of Watkins Glen passed away at home Monday, May 28, 2018. Mike was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He also loved playing horseshoes with family and friends. He was a mason tender #589 Union of Ithaca. Michael was born in Towanda, Pennsylvania, the son of James and Anna Mae Chilson. He was predeceased by his parents, brothers William, Donald, James and David Chilson, mother-in-law Ida Ameigh, brothers-in-law Kenneth Hartford, Joseph Ameigh, grandson Rylee Brion-Chilson and niece Carey Ellis-Carins.
He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Linda (Ameigh) Chilson; children, Robert Chilson (Katie Brion) of Athens, Pennsylvania, Josh Chilson and Megan Chilson, both of Watkins Glen, and Merranda Chilson of Elmira; father-in-law, Lynn Ameigh Jr.; siblings, Paul (Beverly) Chilson of Monroeton, Pennsylvania and Harold Chilson of Sayre, and Anna Mae Ellis of Summerfield, Florida; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Kathleen Hartford of North Carolina, Jim Ameigh of Beaver Dams, Susan Farr of Hector and Marian Ameigh of Watkins Glen; 12 grandchildren, Jacob Charles Brion, Kayla Anna Marie Bion, Jessie James Brion, Matthew Jordan Brion-Chilson, Cayden Michael Brion-Chilson, Karley Marie Brion-Chilson and Courtney May Brion-Chilson, Grace Ann Brown-Chilson, Mary Strope, Stephen Lattimer, Jillian and Rebecca Evans; three great-grandchildren, Alec, Isaac, and Sophia Ferguson; and special buddy, dog Taz.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 1, at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home in Watkins Glen.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. You may express condolences to the family or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.
Friends and family are invited to a graveside memorial service for William and Alta Jaynes Saturday, June 9 at 10 a.m. at the Union Cemetery of Hector, State Route 79, Burdett, the Rev. Mike Kelly presiding. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy, Watkins Glen.
Russell King, 49, of Montour Falls, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, May 26, 2018 at home. Russell was born in Brampton, Ontario May 1, 1969 and moved to the United States with his family in 1998.
Russell is survived by his parents John and Lorna King and his sister Kelly King of Montour Falls, and his brother Bradley King, his wife Jing and their two children of Alameda, California.
Russell was kind, gentle and caring and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and remained an ardent fan of the Carolina Tar Heels basketball team. He had a great sense of humor, could converse knowledgeably on almost any topic and was often found at his computer. For the last several months he had been working to renovate a historic house in Montour Falls.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Sunday, June 3 from 2-4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Watkins Glen, 520 North Decatur St., Watkins Glen. His funeral service began at 4 p.m. followed by a reception at the church. Burial will be in Montour Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. To leave the family a message of condolence, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.
ANNA E. AUBERGER, 98, May 29, 2018 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
MONIQUE BARAN, 66, May 28, 2018. Arrangements by Mull Funeral Home, Waterloo.
PAULINE BYRON, 86, of Montour Falls, formerly of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 26, 2018. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
MICHAEL L. CHILSON, 64, of Watkins Glen, May 28, 2018 at home. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
ANNA MAE ELMO, 87, of Trumansburg, May 26, 2018. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
RUSSELL KING, 49, of Montour Falls, May 26, 2018 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
MARILYN A. VANNORDSTRAND, 74, of Odessa, May 24, 2018. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.