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Obituaries/Death Notices week of 4/9/14 and 4/16/14

Michael E. Burt, 61, of State Route 352, Elmira, passed away unexpectedly at home Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Mike was born Feb. 10, 1953 in Elmira, son of the late Howard E. and Shirley (Neiderberger) Burt. He and the former Beverly J. Burnham were married Feb. 2, 1985 and celebrated 29 years together. Mike recently retired in 2012 from GST BOCES where he worked as an intervention specialist for 30 years. He enjoyed the time spent with his family. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
He was an avid angler and enjoyed spending his spare time on the boat with his many fishing buddies. He was a member of the Finger Lakes Trolling Association and spent many nights camping in Clute Park. He was also an avid New York sports fan following the New York Yankees, New York Knicks, New York Giants and Syracuse Orangemen. Previously Mike was part of Brett Bodine’s modified racing team and pit crew. Mike had a special relationship with his grandson Brandon who will certainly miss his time spent at the lake with his “Pa.”
Survivors include his loving wife Bev of Elmira, a son Michael Burt II and his fiancée Kelly Spotts, a stepdaughter Valerie and Matt Heywood of Horseheads, a brother and sister-in-law Robert and Vicki Burt of Crowley, Texas, a sister and brother-in-law Jean and Matt Stein of Indian Trail, N.C., his grandson, Brandon Burt; four step-grandchildren, Cassidy Henderson, Nora, Evan and Anna Heywood; nieces, nephews, friends and former students.
Mike was predeceased by his parents and his stepdaughter Kris Cooper.
Family and friends called Saturday, April 5 at Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main St., Wellsburg, N.Y. Mike’s funeral was held at the conclusion of calling hours at with the Rev. William Vallet of the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mike’s memory may be made to GST BOCES Scholarship Fund Auto/Conservation, Attn: Business Office, 459 Philo Road, Elmira, NY 14903.

Carl L. Bubb Sr., 93, of Hector went home to the Lord Thursday, March 6, 2014. Carl was born July 30, 1920 in Williamsport, Pa. He was second oldest of 10 children and grew up in Holley, N.Y.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Marie (Fadel) Bubb. His surviving siblings are Roy Bubb, Clayton Bubb, Lois Petote, Delores Coates (husband Ray) and brother in-law James Fadel. He is survived by his children: son Carl L. Bubb Jr. (wife Jan Bubb), daughter Janet Smith (husband Peter Smith) of Hector and daughter Beverly Goulding (husband Charles Goulding) of New Hope, Pa. He has seven grandchildren, Elizabeth Zirkle of Wake Forest, N.C., Laura Burger of San Antonio, Texas, Matt Smith, Jesse Smith, Cole Bubb, Keith Bubb and Drew Bubb, all of Hector, and eight great-grandchildren.
Carl Sr. was a salesman for U. S. Steel for over 24 years. Carl was a technical sergeant with the 574th Signal Air Warning Battalion during WWII as a radio operator in the Philippines. Carl loved being with his family and was blessed to be able to play golf until the age of 91.
A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held Saturday, April 19, at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Hector. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to “The Memorial Education Fund” at First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 96, Hector, NY 14841. You may express condolences or sign a guestbook online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com. Arrangements with Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

John C. Dunham, 57, of Montour Falls, passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 31, 2014. He was born in Evergreen Park, Ill. Aug. 20, 1956.  He was baptized a Christian at Southside Christian Alliance Church.  John graduated from Odessa-Montour High School, Hudson Valley Community College and attended Cornell University. He was a supervisor at Vanguard Printing in Ithaca for 33 years, where employees admired and looked up to him. He was an avid reader and history buff, enjoyed trivia, model airplanes and raising reptiles.
He was predeceased by his mother, Joan Dunham Collins, his uncle, Dean Dunham, and friend Harold Harrington. He is survived by his beloved wife of 10 years, Jean; his daughter Stephanie (Chris) Saunders of Horseheads, stepsons Matt Truesdail of Candor and Mike (Tesha) Truesdail of Watkins Glen;  his aunt, Diane Dunham; grandson, William Truesdail; in- laws, Pat and Mac McCarty, Deb and Joe Harrington, Don and Joyce Quick, Leorah and Ron Slate, Don and Lynn Quick, Nancy Snyder, Eric and Charlotte Slate; dear friend, Frank Wixsom; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held Friday at 11 a.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home. Burial followed in Montour Cemetery.  Relatives and friends were invited to call Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. Contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project. For directions, local florists or a guestbook, please visit vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

James M. Flood, 67, of Interlaken, passed away April 3, 2014. He was born Feb. 27, 1947. Jim was proud of all his children. He cherished the time spent with grandchildren. He felt blessed to have such a wonderful family and steadfast friends. He will be sorely missed. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, May 3 from 2-5 p.m. at Trumansburg First Baptist Church, 4443 E. Seneca Road. At the family’s request, no flowers, please. To sign a guestbook, please visit vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Albert Franzese of Watkins Glen, 85, son of Anthony (Tony) and Roma (Fraboni) Franzese, passed into the arms of the Lord Wednesday, April 9, 2014. He joins his predeceased wife of 43 years, Dorothy (Smith) Franzese; infant son, Gerald Lee Franzese; sister and brother-in-law, Nicholina (Frank) Biagetti; grandsons, T-Jay McCall and Erik Jason Franzese; brother-in-law, Willam Fred Quirk; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Robert and Mary Smith; and brother-in-law, Gordan Bidlack.
He leaves behind sons, Stephen (Sue) Franzese, Daniel (Gail) Franzese and daughter, Suzanne (Chuck) Bianco; grandchildren, Kim (Rick) Smithmen, Steven (Jennifer) McCall, Patti (Tony) Creaton, Craig (Alycia) Bianco and Sarah (Matt) Jaynes; six great grandchildren with two more on the way; sister, Carolyn (Franzese) Quirk; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jean and Mike Donnell; sister-in-law, Joyce Bidlack, special niece and “sidekick,” Rosanne Doane; numerous nieces and nephews; special friend, Josephine Wigsten; faithful canine companion, Dutch.
Albert was born Aug. 25, 1928 in Montour Falls. He joined the family business, D & T Franzese Brothers Inc. He was also employed by Central Asphalt, Inc., Schuyler County Highway Dept. and R & L Perry Construction. He was a member of the Watkins Glen Fire Department, Watkins Glen Elks Lodge #1546, International Union of Operating Engineer. He was also a faithful usher at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church.
He took great pride in his family and cherished family gatherings. He was always happy to help anyone at any time. He loved “cruisin’ in his Edsel” with his beloved canine companion Dutch, to visit the gang at Classic Chefs.
Friends and family called from 2-4 or 6-8 p.m., Saturday, April 12, at Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen. His mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday, April 15 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen. Burial followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Watkins Glen. Memorial contributions may be made in Albert’s memory to Watkins Glen Fire Department, 201 N. Perry St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891 and Schuyler County Ambulance Assoc., PO Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Friends and family may sign the guestbook at www.haughey-woodfuneralhome.com.

Edward J. “Ed Jr.’’ Perry Jr., 55, of Watkins Glen died Sunday, April 13, 2014 in the comfort of his home.
Friends are invited to call from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 16 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee.  A private memorial service followed by inurnment in Tyrone Union Cemetery, in Tyrone, with Pastor Evelyn Emerson officiating, will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to CareFirst, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830-3657.
Ed Jr. was born June 14, 1958 in Penn Yan, the son of Edward J. and the late Minnie Barrett Perry Sr.  A life long area resident, Ed was a farmer before starting his own logging business, which he worked at until his health forced him to stop in October of 2013.  In his spare time he enjoyed NASCAR and was an avid Earnhardt fan, both Sr. #3 and of course “Jr. #88.”
He is loved and will be missed by two daughters, Jessica (Kevin) LeRoux of Watkins Glen and Brandie Perry of Dundee;  three sons, Edward J. Perry III of Rochester, Justin Perry of Bradford, N.Y. and Raymond Perry of Watkins Glen; six grandchildren; the mother of his children, Lisa K. Bishop of Watkins Glen; his father, Edward J. Perry Sr. of Watkins Glen; two brothers, Ronald (Roxanne) Perry of Rock Stream and Daniel (Pamela) Perry of Watkins Glen; a sister, Tammy Nyhart of Harrisburg, Pa.; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his mother, Minnie J. Perry, Feb. 28, 2002.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

 

Death Notices 4/9/14 and 4/16/14

Michael E. Burt, 61, of Elmira, April 1, 2014 at home. Arrangements by Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, N.Y.
Carl L. Bubb Sr., 93, of Hector, March 6, 2014. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
JOHN C. DUNHAM, 57, of Montour Falls, March 31, 2014. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
James M. Flood, 67, of Interlaken, April 3, 2014. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Albert Franzese, 85, of Watkins Glen, April 9, 2014. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
ROBERT L. (BOB) KINNER, 88, of Watkins Glen, Corning and Elmira, March 26, 2014. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
JOHN M. “JACK” LAMBERT, 95, April 11, 2014. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
CHANCHALBEN B. PATEL, 89, of Watkins Glen, April 3, 2014. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Edward J. Perry Jr., 55, of Watkins Glen, April 13, 2014 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Dominick Primerano, 82, of Watkins Glen, April 9, 2014. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Geanna Mae Raplee, 50, April 7, 2014. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
WILLIAM S. SHILL, 77, April 13, 2014. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
MARIE P. WILKINS, 88, of Penn Yan, April 4, 2014 at Rochester General Hospital. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.

 

Obituaries/Death Notices week of 4/2/14

Stella P. Fraboni, 94, of Watkins Glen passed away at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility March 30, 2014.  She was born Oct. 6, 1919, the youngest child of Rinaldo and Lucia Chiacchierini Fraboni of Watkins Glen, and lived for more than 70 years in the family homestead at 108 S. Perry St.  She was predeceased by her parents; brothers Anthony, Venico, Joseph, Henry, and Dominick; by her sister, Mary Sciore; by her nephews Venico Fraboni Jr. and Edward Sciore; and by her niece Jean Pappas.  She is survived by her nephews and nieces Rena Fraboni (Arthur) Bloom of Chalfont, Pa., David (Sandra) Fraboni of Green Valley, Ariz., Ronald Fraboni of Minneapolis, Minn., Michael (Elsie) of Green Valley, Ariz., Lucia Sciore of Ithaca, Barbara Fraboni of Tempe, Ariz., Mary Ellen Fraboni of Watkins Glen, Robert (Liz) Fraboni of Albuquerque, N.M., John Fraboni (Anne Marie) of Ithaca and 52 great-grand and grandnephews and nieces.
Stella graduated from Watkins Glen High School in 1936 and worked at Fraboni’s Grocery, owned by her brother Venico, at Franklin and Second Streets until the store closed in 1976, after which she became a cook at Joe’s Breakfast House in Montour Falls.  She was a longtime volunteer at the Schuyler County Chamber of Commerce. Until a few years ago, she rode her bicycle or walked from her home at South Perry Street weekdays to volunteer at the Watkins Glen Public Library.  In 2008, her more than 20 years of service to the library were honored by the renaming of their annual volunteer service award as the “Stella Award.”  Stella, whose name means “star” in Latin, was the first recipient of the renamed reward.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, PO Box 289, Watkins Glen, or the Watkins Glen Public Library, 610 South Decatur St., Watkins Glen.  
Friends and family may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 3 at the Link at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday, April 4 at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church with Father Paul Bonacci, celebrant.  Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Watkins Glen.
Friends and family may sign the guestbook at www.haughey-woodfuneralhome.com.

Lydia W. Martin, 83, of Havens Corners Road, Penn Yan, passed away peacefully Wednesday March 26, 2014 in the comfort of her daughter’s home, surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Martin was born June 19, 1930 in East Earl, Pa., a daughter of Henry and Lydia Weaver Horst. On Nov. 9, 1950 in East Earl, Pa. she married Daniel H. Martin, who passed away Oct. 23, 2013. They had lived locally for 18 years, previously of Stevens, Pa. where they were agricultural farmers until retirement in 1994. Mrs. Martin was a member of Benton Mennonite Church.
She is survived and will be dearly missed by 12 children, son Raymond H. (Emma W. Brubaker) Martin, son Henry H. (Ada W. Zimmerman) Martin, son Noah H. (Ada M. Martin) Martin, son Daniel H. (Esther W. Zimmerman) Martin, son Menno H. (Kathryn Z. Leid) Martin, all of Penn Yan; daughter Alma H. wife of Edwin N. Reiff of Newville, Pa., daughter Lena H. wife of Henry B. Leinbach of Penn Yan, son Aaron H. (Laura H. Zimmerman) Martin of Penn Yan, daughter Lydia H. wife of the late Stephen L. Weaver of Stevens, Pa., daughter Bertha H. wife of Curvin M. Stauffer of Penn Yan, daughter Elizabeth H. wife of Eldon S. Zimmerman of Stevens, Pa., and son Chester H. (Irene W. Zimmerman) Martin of Penn Yan; 94 grandchildren, 125 great-grandchildren; one sister, Anna Horst Hoover of Penn Yan; countless nieces, nephews and many in-laws.
Besides her husband she was pre-deceased by four great-grandchildren, two sisters, three brothers and one son-in-law.
Friends were invited to call at the home of Lena and Henry Leinbach at 2499 Havens Corners Road, Penn Yan Sunday, March 30. A funeral service was held at 9:30 a.m. Monday March 31 at the Benton Mennonite Church, Baldwin Road, Penn Yan. Burial was in the Church Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee.

 

Death Notices 4/2/14

Stella P. Fraboni, 94, of Watkins Glen, March 30, 2014 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.  
PATRICIA J. GARRETT, 61, of Odessa, March 25, 2014. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Lydia W. Martin, 83, of Penn Yan, March 26, 2014. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
THOMAS C. NOTEWARE, 74, March 28, 2014. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
Eugene H. Thompson, 76, of Penn Yan, March 27, 2014 at the Penn Yan Manor. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.

 

Obituaries/Death Notices week of 3/26/14

Margarete L. (Peggy) Berner, 71, of Alpine, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014 at Corning Hospital following declining health problems. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio Sept. 14, 1942, the daughter of the late Louis and Tillie Krizman Peterlin. Peggy grew up on a small farm in Euclid, Ohio, which had cows, sheep and pigs. Peggy was married to her loving husband Kenneth July 6, 1968. She  worked as a secretary for General Electric in Cleveland, and later for Schuyler County Home Health Agency. After the birth of her son, Peggy became a homemaker and stay at home mom.
For many years, she loved her birds and animals, which consisted of dogs, cats and goats. In her younger years with good health, Peggy enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing, reading, croqueting and bowling in a mixed league with her husband.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; a son, David (Melissa Cookson) Berner; granddaughter, Hayden; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Relatives and friends called Saturday from 2-3:30 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A service followed at 3:30 p.m. Burial will take place at Laurel Hill Cemetery at a later date. For directions, florists or a guestbook, please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation at www.kidney.org for research to cure kidney disease.

Roy E. Craver, 89, of Montour Falls passed away unexpectedly at home March 18, 2014. He was born in Montour Falls May 4, 1924, the son of Donald and Carolyn Craver. Roy graduated from Cook Academy in Montour Falls in 1942. In 1945, with his wife Shirley, he purchased what would become the family farm, raising in addition to his family, white-faced Herfords and numerous other animals. Roy retired from S.C. Hansen, Inc., after a distinguished 36- year career in farm equipment sales. Second only to Roy’s love of his family was that of his love for his community. He proudly served as town of Montour supervisor and board member for over 20 years, and was a staunch advocate for the residents of Schuyler County. Roy was a member of the Odessa United Methodist Church and the Odessa Lions Club. In his retirement, Roy and Shirley enjoyed extensive traveling to destinations all over the world.
He was predeceased by his son, Steven A. Craver in 2006, and by a sister, Carol French in 1985. He is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Shirley H.; daughter, Claudia C. LaFace (Tim O’Hearn) of Watkins Glen; son, Martin R. (Robin) Craver of Montour Falls; brothers, Donald (Beverly) Craver of Blue Springs, Mo. and Gordon (Patricia) Craver of Odessa; three grandchildren, Jessica J. (Kira) Craver, Teresa E. LaFace and Lisa (Kris) Lyons; step-grandchildren, Brianna Davis and Alycia (Craig) Bianco; and three great grandchildren, Makenna C. Craver, Kameron and Kaden Lyons.
Roy’s family would like to offer a special thanks to Evelyn Dillon-Thompson for her invaluable care and companionship during the last year.
Relatives and friends called Friday from 2-5 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A service followed at 5 p.m. Burial will be in Montour Cemetery in the spring. For directions, florists or a guestbook, please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Roy’s memory to the Schuyler County Historical Society, the Odessa United Methodist Church or the Montour Falls United Methodist Church.

PENN YAN—Joshua D. Henderson, 24, of Penn Yan died March 22, 2014.
There will be no prior calling hours. Friends and family attended a celebration of Josh’s life Wednesday, March 26 at noon at the Benton Fire Department in Benton on Route 14A. A family graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Joshua D. Henderson “Gettch Ya Sum” Diesel Mechanic Scholarship Fund, c/o Lyons National Bank, 205 Liberty St., Penn Yan, NY 14527.
Josh was born in Geneva March 21, 1990 to Kelli Murphy and the late Andrew Henderson. He was a 2008 graduate of Marcus Whitman and 2010 graduate of SUNY Cobleskill. He was employed by Casella as a diesel mechanic. Josh was a member of Empire State Pullers, Western New York Pro Farm Pullers and co-founder of Corrupted Diesel. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, snowmobiling, truck pulling and “making anything on wheels go faster.”
He is survived by his mother Kelli Murphy, BJ Jensen; brother Ryan Murphy, sister Elizabeth, grandmothers Kathryn Murphy (Bill Kays) and Margaret Henderson, both of Penn Yan; several aunts and uncles; many cousins; special cousins Ashley (Murphy) and Mike Colizzi, Jason Henderson and special friend Jeff MacDonald and his loving companion, Kelly Pingrey and the Pingrey family. Josh was predeceased by his father Andrew Henderson, aunt Mary Ann Henderson, grandfathers David Murphy and Richard Henderson; great-grandparents Tom and Betty Murphy, Norman and Mary Hansen, Howard and Madeleine Henderson.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com

Dundee—John E. Kern, 76, of 31 Harpending Ave., Dundee, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, surrounded by his loving family.
Honoring his wishes there will be no prior calling hours. A celebration of his life will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 6 at the Atlanta Fire Department, 34 University Ave., Atlanta, N.Y. Inurnment will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837 or the Atlanta Fire Department, 34 University Ave., Atlanta, NY 14808.
John was born Feb. 25, 1938 in Atlanta, N.Y., the son of the late Norval R. and Dorothea Sick Kern. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves after graduating from High School. On July 1, 1982 in Ocala, Fla. he married the former Deborah M. “Maude” Hodge. A self employed roofer, he was the owner of John E. Kern Auction Mart in Cohocton, N.Y. He loved auctions and wood working, and was a life member of the Atlanta Fire Department Fire Police.
He is loved and will be dearly missed by his wife Deborah M. “Maude” Kern at home; a son, William Roy (Tristicia) Kern of Wayland; two daughters, Debra Rodgers of Wayland, N.Y. and Theresa Irvin of Dundee; two stepsons, Paul (Melissa) Orr of Hammondsport and Rodney (Kari) Soles of Avoca; 16 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, his first wife Mary White of Naples and several nieces, nephews and in-laws.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Dundee—Mary Aileen Brace Trojanowski, 92, of Dundee passed away Wednesday March 19, 2014 at The Sunset House in Dundee.
Honoring her wishes there are no prior calling hours. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 24 in Seamans Cemetery in Savona with the Rev. Gerald Vanaman officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Barrington Community Church, P.O. Box 73, Dundee, NY 14837.
Mary was born July 19, 1921 in Painted Post, the daughter of Alex and Theo Woodcock Campbell. She attended Bradford Central School before graduating from Southside High School in Elmira. Mary was a switchboard operator at Ira Davenport Hospital, before retiring from Corning Hospital in Corning. Mrs. Trojanowski had attended Barrington Community Church.
She is survived by a daughter Ellen M. Pilgrim of Ocala, Fla., a son Gordon L. Brace, a stepdaughter Joan (Louis) LaMay of Horseheads and a stepson William Trojanowski of Himrod; two sisters, Virginia Carol Flint of Reading Center and Myral (Daniel) Gauss of Campbell; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and her loving care givers Helen Halbritter and Judy Duquette.
Besides her parents she was pre-deceased by her husbands George Leslie Brace and Thomas Peter Trojanowski; and a son, Larry L. Brace.
Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Dundee—Jonathan David Wick, 54, of Dundee, died unexpectedly Tuesday March 18, 2014 at home.
Honoring his wishes there were no prior calling hours. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association Finger Lakes Chapter, 2113 Chili Ave., Rochester, NY 14624.
Jonathan was born Nov. 5, 1959 in Warsaw, N.Y., the son of John A. and Nancy Tyborczyck Wick. He graduated from Boone High School in Orlando, Fla. in 1977. He was a former mechanic in the manufacturing and development division of Silhouette Manufacturing, Boca Raton, Fla.
He is survived by his mother, Nancy J. Rapalee of Gloucester, Va.; nine siblings, Jennifer Ramos (Jim), Chris Wick (Kris), Greg Wick (June), Mary McGee (Ron), Tom Wick (Michelle), Joe Wick, Laura German, Michael Wick (Jennifer), Patrick Wick (Melanie); and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father John A. Wick and a sister Carolyn Wick.
Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

 

Death Notices 3/26/14

Margarete L. (Peggy) Berner, 71, of Alpine, March 17, 2014 at Corning Hospital, Corning. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Roy E. Craver, 89, of Montour Falls, March 18, 2014 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Joshua D. Henderson, 24, of Penn Yan, March 22, 2014. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
NELSON K. HOPKINS III, 95, of Penn Yan, March 16, 2014 at Huntington Living Center, Waterloo. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
John E. Kern, 76, of Dundee, March 11, 2014 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
FREDERICK L. MARSHALL SR., 96, March 22, 2014 at Keuka Comfort Care Home, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
ROBERT C. RICHARDSON SR., 80, March 21, 2014. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
Mary A. Trojanowski, 92, of Dundee, March 19, 2014 at The Sunset House, Dundee. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Jonathan D. Wick, 54, of Dundee, March 18, 2014 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.

 

Obituaries/Death Notices week of 3/19/14

Ralph W. (Butch) Larson, 74, of Watkins Glen, was always told by his grandmother “Pearly,” who raised him, “You are only on this earth for a certain period of time.” His time was up March 11, 2014 at “Sayre Packer Hospital,” as he always referred to it; the same place he was born April 7, 1939. He is survived by his wife, Susan A. Larson; daughters, Pam (Franklin) Switzer and Bonnie (Ed McManus) Larson; daughter–in-law, Susan D. Larson; sons, Carl (Becky) Larson and Erik (Debbie) Larson; grandchildren, Ashley and Erin Switzer, Claire and Sara McManus, Kristofer, Kendra and Katherine Larson, Bryan and Devin Larson, Elek, Tristan, Merik and Erik Jr. Larson; sister, Evelyn (Deke) Deakins and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Larson; granddaughter, Jill Susan Larson; parents Carl and Janet Larson; grandmother, Pearl Hinds; and sisters, Helen (Sis) Rennie and Doris Burrell.
Ralph was a retired Watkins Glen Police Officer with 29 and a half years of service. He recently worked at Wegman’s in Ithaca in asset protection. Both of these jobs brought him in contact with the public, whom he loved spending time talking with and telling stories to anyone who would listen.
Family and friends visited at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourh St., Watkins Glen, Sunday, March 16, from 1-4 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, you may remember Ralph with a memorial donation in his memory to the PBA (Police Benevolent Association) 303 N. Franklin St. Watkins Glen, NY 14891. You may express condolences to the family or sign a guestbook online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com.

Painted Post—Stanley Marro, 97, of Absolut Care in Painted Post, died Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Corning Hospital, in Corning.
Honoring his wishes there will be no prior calling hours. A graveside service with military honors will be held in Hillside Cemetery, Route 14A, Dundee, at the convenience of the family in the spring.
In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorial contributions to charity of the donor’s choice.
Stanley was born April 18, 1916 in Simpson, Lackawana County, Pa., the son of Joseph and Magdelena Dzuranna Marro. He graduated from Dundee High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a retired heavy equipment operator employed by New York State DOT, having worked on highways throughout New York State.
Stanley never married; he was predeceased by all of his family. He is survived and will be missed by his dear friends David and Joyce McEvoy of Hornell and their family.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Velma Irene Teeter, 86, our beloved mother, entered into the presence of the Lord Friday,  March 7, 2014. She was born Nov. 18, 1927, the daughter of Paul and Reva Dean and attended Reynoldsville and Watkins Glen schools. On March 18, 1945, she married Donald Dewitt Teeter. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Reynoldsville United Methodist Church. Velma was a great American. She made her home a place of love and hospitality and will be dearly missed by all those who knew her.
She is survived by her children, Steven (Lynne DeMund) of Ithaca, Donna (Matt) Steel of Ithaca, Kyrle (Brenda Converse) of McGraw; daughter-in-law Debra O’Brien of Burdett; sisters, Ruth Bush, Jane (Andy) Simmons and Nancy (Fay) Combs; nine grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, a great-great-granddaughter and many relatives and friends gathered around America.
She was predeceased by her husband Donald Teeter, son David Teeter, sister and brother-in-law, Dora (William) Bush, brother-in-law Ray Bush, grandson Matthew Teeter and great grandchildren Trent Cuykendall and Kooper Stannard.
Velma’s family would like to extend their gratitude to her caregivers, granddaughter Holley, great-granddaughter Michele, Helen, Ethel, Evelyn, Rachel, Hadassah, Janel and June.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Friday from 2-4 p.m. at the Reynoldsville United Methodist Church, Route 227 in Burdett. A service followed at 4 p.m. Burial will take place in the spring in the Union Cemetery of Hector. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospicare, 172 E. King Road, Ithaca, NY 14850. For florists or a guestbook, please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Lenarda Eugenia (Carlson) Wheaton, May 7, 1926–March 12, 2014. This lovely lady left the serenity of her home on Lamoka Lake and moved peacefully to her new home in heaven. What a reunion is taking place there with those who predeceased her including her husband of 44 years David R. Wheaton, her parents Charles and Hilda Carlson, a sister Eva and a brother Alfred. She took pride in her Swedish heritage. She was born in Sheffield, Pa., graduated from Elkland High School as an outstanding scholar, and then immediately started her career at Corning Glass, retiring from there in 1981 as a financial clerk.
She will be missed by her cousin Barbara Hubner, her nieces and nephews, and her close friends Colleen, Connie, Marty, Genny, Bill, Gloria and Christie. She loved her pets and took in any stray that stopped by and made them part of her family. She was an avid reader. She read her Bible through every year. She loved to cook, always trying new recipes whether at home or while she and Dave were camping. Her pastimes included needlework, gardening and canning before Dave passed away, and growing roses.
Arrangements are by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen. Calling hours were Monday, March 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home, at the end of which her pastor Joe Auslander conducted the funeral. Burial took place Tuesday, March 18 at 10 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. You may sign a guestbook or light a free “Candle of Remembrance” online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com.

 

Death Notices 3/19/14

JEANNE MARIE JUD, 85, of Bluff Point, March 14, 2014. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
Ralph W. (Butch) Larson, 74, of Watkins Glen, March 11, 2014 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
PATRICIA A. MORAN, 72, of Bellona, formerly of Dresden, March 10, 2014 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
Stanley Marro, 97, of Painted Post, March 8, 2014 at Corning Hospital, Corning. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Velma I. Teeter, 86,  March 7, 2014. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Lenarda E. Wheaton, 87, March 12, 2014. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.