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Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 9/21/16

Death Notices
HARRIET S. DENHAM, 91, Sept. 15, 2016. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
THE REV. DAWN L. HILL, 67, of Watkins Glen, Sept. 11, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
MICHAEL A. MARUSARZ, 80, of Lakemont, Sept. 16, 2016. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
WAYNE MOSHER, 68, of Odessa, Sept. 17, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Joan S. Robinson, 84, of Penn Yan, Sept. 13, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
Mildred E. Washburn, 80, of Himrod, Sept. 16, 2016 at F. F. Thompson Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 9/14/16

David A. Beckhorn, 74, of Beckhorn Road, Hector, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. The family received friends and relatives at the Hector Presbyterian Church Saturday, Sept. 10 from 1-3 p.m., followed by a funeral service at the church at 3 p.m. A Fireman's Memorial Service and a reception were held at the V-L-H Fire Station after the burial.
He is survived by his wife, Roberta; five children, Alan (Jurate) Lent of Lithuania, Lindette (John) Gardner of Washington, Lori (Cody) Landenburger of Alaska, Jonathan (Amy) Beckhorn of Hector and Bethanne Beckhorn (George Hade) of Trumansburg; foster daughter, Kirsten Pierce of Burdett; six grandchildren, Naomi and Roberta Lent, Christopher and Robin Baas, Brian Landerburger and Megan Beckhorn; brother, Peter (Rosemary) Beckhorn of Rochester; sisters, Linda (Jim) Scott of Rochester and Marge (Carl) Stenquist of Hector; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Bulkley of Bath.
David was born in Elmira, the eldest son of Waldo and Neva Beckhorn. David was a graduate of Watkins Glen Central School in 1960 and later Cornell University Class of 1964. He was a lifelong resident of Hector and a lifelong member of the Hector Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon and elder. He was a 50-plus year member of the V-L-H Fire Company, serving in many positions, including fire chief and president. He was a grape grower with his father on the family farm for many years. He later worked at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva for 25 years, until he retired. He continued to work on the family farm after his retirement. He was a founder and vice-president of the Backbone Ridge History Group and the Cemetery Restoration Project chairman. David supported the growth of wineries in the Finger Lakes and always supported every aspect of vineyard growth.
Those wishing to remember David, may consider a donation in his memory to the V-L-H Fire Dept., PO Box 46, Hector, NY 14841. You may express condolences to the family or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Joan E. Clark, 80, of Watkins Glen, passed away Sept. 2, 2016. The family received friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Thursday, Sept. 8 from 1-2 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. at the funeral home and interment at Millport Cemetery.
She was born in Montour Falls Dec. 11, 1935, the daughter of Kenneth and Margaret Mitchell. She worked as a custodian at the Watkins Glen Middle and Elementary Schools, and retired after 20 years. She was predeceased her husband Richard Clark, son Teford John Clark and sisters Dianna Dillon and Fredrica Weed. She is survived by her children, Debra Clark of Florida, William (Lorena) Clark of Watkins Glen, Belinda Clark (Martin Litteer) of Tyrone and Curtis Clark of Watkins Glen; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations in her memory may be made the Humane Society of Schuyler County, PO Box 427, Montour Falls, NY 14865 (or online at schuylerhumane.org). You may express condolences to the family or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" online atwww.RoyceChedzoy.com.

OWASCO--Richard D. Kaufman Jr., 50, of Cedar Swamp Road, Owasco, passed away Saturday evening, Sept. 3, 2016 after a courageous battle with colon cancer, in the comfort of his mother's home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Auburn, the son of Richard Kaufman Sr. and Patricia Angelo Ambrose and had been an area life resident. He was an Auburn High School class graduate of 1984 and also received an associate's degree from Cayuga Community College. "Rick," as he was affectionately known by his family and friends, was a U.S. Navy veteran. Until his recent sickness in March, Rick had been employed as a copier technician for Toshiba in Syracuse for several years. He was a very skilled and talented photographer with many of his photographs including some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the area. Rick was also legendary on the softball field, playing for many seasons, including this past season for Mack Studios as their star pitcher on the mound. He was an avid New York Yankees fan. He also enjoyed the several cruises he was fortunate enough to take, especially the one to Alaska. But Rick's greatest joy was the gift of his daughter, Sofia. Rick's warm smile and gentle heart will forever be with his family and friends and his legacy will continue to live throughout his daughter.
He is survived by his daughter, Sofia Kaufman; mother, Patricia Ambrose and step-father, Thomas Ambrose, of Sennett; father, Richard (Grace) Kaufman Sr. of Dundee; two sisters, Debra Slight of Auburn and Kristie Schmitt of Savannah, New York; two brothers, Michael Ambrose and his wife Danielle, and Mark Ambrose and Emilie Hauger, all of Auburn; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Rick was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Dorothy D'Agustino; paternal grandparents, Guy and Frances Kaufman, and two cousins, Timothy and George Pinckney.
There are no calling hours. Services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family. The family would like to invite everyone to be part of his life and especially the continued life of his five-year-old daughter, Sofia, in the benefit that will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Polish Lanes on Pulaski Street. Please take the time to share a story or a memory of Rick with the family.
Arrangements by Pettigrass Funeral Home of Auburn.

Elizabeth "Liz" A. Landry, 77, of Watkins Glen, passed away Sept. 8, 2016.
The family received friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 4-7 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. A committal service and burial were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Montour Cemetery.
Liz was born in Montour Falls Aug. 22, 1939, the daughter of Howard and Delora Hubbard. She was predeceased by her parents and a sister, June Magura. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Kenneth G. Landry Sr.; children, Debra (Jeff) Snyder of Virginia, Mary Kay (Vern) Allyn, Lindley, New York and Kenneth Landry Jr. (Amy), Watkins Glen; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, William (Julie) Landry of Watkins Glen; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Liz and Ken raised their three children in Watkins Glen. They were great supporters of their children's sports and were named "Spectator of the Year" twice. Liz was a communicant and greeter at St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen. She worked at International Salt Co. for 24 years before retiring.
Memorial donations in her memory may be made to St. Mary's of the Lake Church. You may express condolences to the family or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Montour Falls--Beverly A. O'Neil, 73, recently of Seneca View S.N.F., Montour Falls, previously of Dundee, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira.
There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Shriners Hospital for Children Springfield, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.
Beverly was born April 1, 1943 in Elmira, the only daughter of the late Donald W. and Beatrice Easton Brown. She graduated from Attica Jr./Sr. High School in 1963. She went on to earn an associate's degree from Corning Community College, and then her bachelor's degree from Franklin College. Having lived in Nevada and Boston, she had lived locally since 2009, previously of Syracuse where she was employed as a caregiver by the N.Y.S. Dept. Mental Hygiene. A generous woman who supported all worthy charities, she loved cats, enjoyed classic movies and was an avid reader.
She is survived by her two brothers Robert M. (Carol "Sue") Brown of Penn Yan and Richard D. (Julie) Brown of Mena, Arkansas; three aunts, Nadine Crippen of Alpine, Kay Easton of Breesport and Joan Easton of Rochester; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a special friend Henry "Hank" Buell of Naples.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visitingwww.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Hisae Tanaka Swisher, 81, of Beaver Dams, passed away Aug. 25, 2016. The family received friends and relatives Saturday, Sept. 10, from 3-4 p.m. at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen. A memorial service celebrating her life was held at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
She is survived by her husband Raymond C. Swisher, son Karl (Courtney) Swisher of Ballston Spa, New York, daughters Joanne (Onat) Yildirim of Istanbul, Turkey and Judy Stoddard of Tully, New York; sister, Eiko Tanaka of Hyogo, Japan, and seven grandchildren, Keira, Justin and Colden Swisher, Q Yildirim and Hannah, Ian and Maya Stoddard.
Memorial donations in her memory 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.

Death Notices
David A. Beckhorn, 74, of Beckhorn Road, Hector, Sept. 5, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Joan E. Clark, 80, of Watkins Glen, passed away Sept. 2, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
BEVERLY J. FRISK, 79, Sept. 7, 2016. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
Richard D. Kaufman Jr., 50, of Owasco, Sept. 3, 2016. Arrangements by Pettigrass Funeral Home, Auburn.
JAMES D. KUTTNER, 73, of Montour Falls, Sept. 6, 2016 at James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, Rochester. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
ELIZABETH A. "LIZ" LANDRY, 77, of Watkins Glen, Sept. 8, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
FRED P. MUELLER SR., 94, Sept. 6, 2016. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
BEVERLY A. O'NEIL, 73, recently of Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls, previously of Dundee, Sept. 8, 2016 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Hisae Tanaka Swisher, 81, of Beaver Dams, Aug. 25, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
VIRGINIA DANN TILDEN, 92, of Appleridge Senior Housing, Sept. 2, 2016. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 9/7/16

Mary E. Gascon, 77, of Watkins Glen passed away Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 in the comfort of the home she designed and decorated.
Mary was born in Corning Aug. 18, 1939, the daughter of the late Alfred W. Allen and Winifred V. Holton Hendrickson. She was a legal secretary for Henry Valent and had worked for Patterson Financial of Watkins Glen She was very musically gifted, sharing her talents with the clarinet and piano with the Watkins Salt Band. She loved cooking, waiting on others and was a fantastic hostess. Mary enjoyed reading and loved to read non-fiction books. She also enjoyed decorating and interior design. She loved sitting on the porch of her home taking in the spectacular view of the Seneca Lake landscape.
Mary is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Bill; sons, William Gascon Jr. of Rochester and Jack (Kathryn) Gascon of Burdett; grandchildren, Courtney Gascon of Horseheads and Mitchell Gascon of Burdett; sister, Roxanne Decker of Heath, Ohio; brothers, Gordon (Susan) Hendrickson of Beaver Dams and Larry Hendrickson of Alpine. She is also survived by several step siblings and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her sister, Maria Bucchioni.
Friends and family gathered to share memories of Mary Tuesday, Sept. 6, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Haughey Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen. A Service of Remembrance was held at the funeral home Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 10:30 a.m. Interment followed at the Montour Cemetery in Montour Falls.
Memories and condolences may be shared with Mary's family at www.haughey-woodfuneralhome.com.

Penn Yan--Richard G. "Dick'' Wolverton, 83, of Penn Yan, passed away Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 at Geneva General Hospital.
Richard was born Oct. 22, 1932 in Tyrone, the son of Silas and Arlena Thompson Wolverton. After graduating from Painted Post High School in 1951, he served in the U.S. Navy as an aircraft mechanic from 1951-1955. On Dec. 22, 1956 in St. Petersburg, Florida he married the former Patricia Anne Kirk. He continued his education, earning a degree in mechanical engineering from Alfred Tech in 1958.
"Dick" as he was known by many, was a mechanical engineer for 35 years, retiring from Dresser-Rand in Painted Post in 1995. He has lived on the shore of Seneca Lake for 17 years, wintering in Swansboro, N.C. for 10 years, previously living in Coopers Plains. Mr. Wolverton was a member of the Penn Yan United Methodist Church and a life member and chaplain of the Campbell American Legion. In his spare time, he enjoyed bowling, loved woodworking, but time spent with family was treasured most.
He is loved and will be forever missed by his wife of 59 years, Pat Wolverton at home; one son, Brian K. (Maura) Wolverton of Rock Stream; two daughters, Carol A. (Scott) Johnston MDs of Jacksonville, North Carolina and Janice "Jan" L. (Jeffrey) Taylor of Cary, North Carolina; five grandchildren, Aaron Johnston, Rachel (Tom) Brader, Rebekah Johnston, Renee Wolverton and Jessica Taylor; a sister, Lucille (Keith) Gorton of Painted Post; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a sister Doris Laskey of Winthrop, Maine in 2015.
Friends were invited to calling hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where his funeral service was held at 7 p.m. with Pastor Jeff Childs officiating. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 at Hope Cemetery in Corning.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Penn Yan United Methodist Church 166 Main St. Penn Yan, NY 14527 or to Ontario-Yates County Hospice Assoc., 756 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva, NY 14456.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Death Notices
JOAN E. CLARK, 80, of Watkins Glen, Sept. 2, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
BETHANY B. "BOBBI" DAVIS, 55, Aug. 25, 2016. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
MARY E. GASCON, 77, of Watkins Glen, Sept. 1, 2016. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
DR. PHILIP SANDBERG, 79, of Hammondsport, Aug. 30, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
HISAE T. SWISHER, 81, of Beaver Dams, Aug. 25, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
LOUISE K. WEBSTER, 96, Aug. 20, 2016. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
RICHARD G. "DICK" WOLVERTON, 83, of Penn Yan, Sept. 2, 2016 at Geneva General Hospital. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 8/31/16

Nancy A. Adams, 55, of Alpine passed away Aug. 23, 2016 after courageously battling cancer. Nancy was born Oct. 1, 1960 to Gary M. and Theresa (Mattoon) Adams. She was a 1978 graduate of Midlakes high school and a 1980 graduate of CCFL. In 1986, she graduated with a degree in horticulture from Cornell University. While a student at Cornell University, she was hired to work at Cornell Plantations. She worked there for 25 years and took great pride in making the university a beautiful place. To this day, she could still recite the Latin names of hundreds of plants and trees. While at Plantations, she met and married her soul mate and love of her life, Richard Paige. Her life was full with many close friends for whom her husband and family will be forever thankful.
Nancy leaves behind her beloved husband of 21 years, Richard Paige of Alpine; also her mother Theresa Adams Baker of Clifton Springs, New York and sisters Linda (Dennis) Chateauneuf of Charlestown, Massachusetts, Janice (Michael) Driscoll of Clifton Springs and Holly Adams (Jeff Linsner) of Clifton Springs; her brothers-in-law Harvey (Ruth) Paige and Rudy (Wilma) Paige, both of Ohio; and many much-loved nieces and nephews. She was welcomed into heaven by her father Gary M. Adams, and her mother and father-in-law Violet and Jacob Paige, as well as her beloved pets that had already crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
Nancy was a loyal fan of the Boston Red Sox, the greatest partner in a game of Trivial Pursuit, and your willing cohort in a practical joke. She was a champion of all creatures great and small and devoted many hours to the Humane Society of Schuyler County.
Nancy's family would like to say a loving thank you to the wonderful and caring staff and volunteers at the Oncology Department at Cayuga Medical Center. Also they wish to express their gratitude to Care First for the wonderful hospice care she received.
Donations in Nancy's memory can be made to the Humane Society of Schuyler County, P.O. Box 427 Montour Falls, NY 14865 (schuylerhumane.org) or Care First, 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY 14870. Also, the Mecklenburg Volunteer Fire Company, 4495 County Route 6, Mecklenburg, NY 14863.
Per Nancy's wishes, there will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. You may express condolences to the family or "Light A Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com. Arrangements with Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

Himrod--Mary M. "Ma" Dombroski, 94, of Himrod passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 in the comfort of her home, with family at her side.
Mary was born June 4, 1922 in Rochester, one of 12 children of Emery and Mary Yerick Conley. On June 22, 1940 in Rochester, she married Adolph L. Dombroski, who passed away after 71 years of marriage Sept. 4, 2011.
A devoted wife and mother, "Ma" was a homemaker who loved all forms of needlecraft, baking, canning, old western movies and spending time with her children and all of their children and grandchildren.
She is loved and will be missed by three sons, David C. Dombroski of Dundee, Robert B. Dombroski of Aztec, New Mexico and Kenneth H. (Juanita) Dombroski of Penn Yan; three daughters, Jean D. Crouse of Palatka, Florida, Shirley A. Morley of Edgewater, Florida and Carol J. "Sue" (Robert) Brown of Penn Yan; two daughters-in-law, Barbara Dombroski of Tyrone and Jeanne Dombroski of Dundee; 19 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 24 great-great-grandchildren, several in-laws and countless nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by two sons, Joseph and Carl Dombroski; five brothers and six sisters.
Friends and family were invited to calling hours from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where her funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 31 with the Rev. Ron Woudenberg officiating. Burial followed in Grove Mount Cemetery, Himrod.
Memorial contributions may be made to Himrod Conservation Club, 770 Rice Hill Road, Himrod, NY 14842.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Marie Rhoades, 82, of Watkins Glen passed away Aug. 18, 2016.
Marie was born Dec. 25, 1933 in Sarreguemines, France. She was a wonderful woman. She enjoyed cooking and baking, especially for others. Her love for life was infectious, as well as her laugh. She was very much loved by all. Marie fought hard, but loved harder.
She was predeceased by her husband Francis L. Rhoades. She is survived by her daughter, Margarette Schobert, and grandson, Cedric Schobert, both of France; sister, Anne Marie Nelson of Highspire, Pennsylvania and her family; nephew and niece, Phillip McManaway and Susan Keller; nieces, Amanda Harris and Tanya Fernandez; and several other great-nieces and great-nephews.
A Requiem Eucharist service celebrating her life was held at St. James' Episcopal Church, 112 Sixth St., Watkins Glen, Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 10:30 a.m. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to her church.
You may express condolences to the family or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Death Notices
Nancy A. Adams, 55, of Alpine, Aug. 23, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
JAMES H. DALGLISH, 72, of Penn Yan, Aug. 27, 2016 at The Homestead Nursing Home. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
Mary M. "Ma" Dombroski, 94, of Himrod, Aug. 26, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
CARLTON N. GREENE, 79, Aug. 17, 2016. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
BARBARA J. HULLINGS, 62, Aug. 27, 2016. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
MARK C. MALCOLM SR., 91, of Penn Yan, Aug. 22, 2016 at The Homestead Nursing Home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
Marie Rhoades, 82, of Watkins Glen, Aug. 18, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 8/24/16

Dundee--Robert M. Crans, 86, of Dundee, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan.
Robert was born May 4, 1930 in Dundee, one of four sons of Leo and Florence Storms Crans. He graduated from Dundee Central School in 1948. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1954. On June 14, 1952 in Dundee, he married the former Mary Ann Cadwell, who passed away May 4, 2013.
A life-long local resident, having lived in the same home he and his wife had built 58 years ago, "Bob" had a diversified work history, having been a meat cutter and a milkman before becoming an employee of Penn Yan Express. After retiring from the docks of the trucking company, he continued working for several years, for Tears Meat Market, Hepler's Hardware and Giles Shur-Fine. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, jigsaw puzzles, family functions, grandkids' sporting events and socializing at the Classic Café. Mr. Crans was a member of the Dundee Baptist Church and the Dundee American Legion Bradley-Jessop Post #660.
He is loved and will be forever missed by a daughter Debra A. Rider Kernahan of Penn Yan, a son Dana L. Crans of Dundee, five grandchildren Ben (Carrie Morris) Rider, Lynn Rider, Jeff (Kandi) Rider, Vanessa (Zachary Kitt) Crans and Danielle (Tanner Scofield) Crans; 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson, a brother Jerry (June) Crans of Dundee and countless nieces, nephews and in-laws.
Besides his wife and parents, he was predeceased by two brothers and three sisters.
Friends were invited to calling hours from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where his funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22 with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating. Burial followed in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the 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.

Ellen McClain, 72, of Rock Stream passed away after a battle with cancer Aug. 17, 2016. Ellen graduated from Watkins Glen high school in 1962. She worked at Borg-Warner in Ithaca until retiring in 1995. She was a member and volunteer for the Women of the Moose #1401 Chapter in Montour Falls, and member of VFW Post #2674 of Watkins Glen, and American Legion Post #660 of Dundee.
Ellen was predeceased by her son, Todd Pike; mother, Lucille Thorpe; siblings, Donald Thorpe, Larry Thorpe, Joanne Reasor and Phyllis Thorpe; sister-in-law, Jeanette Thorpe; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Carlton and Gert McClain; and brother-in-law, Thomas McClain. She is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Merrield "Mick" McClain; sons, Edd Pike of Rock Stream and Michael (Jennifer) McClain of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; daughter, Marlea "Marty" (Mario) Craft of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; brother, Gene Thorpe of Belleview, Florida; brother-in-law, David (Bernice) McClain of Milton, Delaware; sisters-in-law, Melody (Clifford) Hartford of Stafford, Virginia, Joyce Thorpe of Watkins Glen and Debbie McClain of Hanford, California; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Those wishing to remember Ellen may consider a donation in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901 (or online at cancer.org) or a charity of one's choice. According to her wishes, a private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. You may express condolences to the family or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" online atwww.RoyceChedzoy.com.

William C. Morgan Sr., 85, of Odessa, passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. He was born in Reading Center Aug. 25, 1930, the son of Arney and Eva (Bush) Morgan, and graduated from Watkins Glen high school. Bill served as a sergeant with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. After the service, he was a member of the operating engineers. He later went on to operate his own general construction and paving business for several years before going to work for the New York State Department of Transportation, retiring in 1992. Bill was a member of the VFW Post #2674, American Legion Post #676, the Mechanics Club and Montour Moose Lodge #426.
Bill is survived by his children, Deb (Ron) Reid, Cheryl (Pete) Tavish, Sue Morgan, Bill Morgan Jr. and Tom (Mary) Morgan; sisters, Barbara, Rosa and Eva; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by Doris J. Morgan Jan. 17, 2009, and by a sister Annette.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Monday from 4-6 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. Funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Union Cemetery of Hector. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Schuyler County Veterans Memorial Park.
To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visitwww.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Death Notices
Carlton D. Barney, 80, Aug. 21, 2016. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
MARY CAPELLINI, Aug. 20, 2016. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
MARJORIE CORNELL, 102, of Penn Yan, Aug. 12, 2016 at The Homestead Nursing Home. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
Robert M. Crans, 86, of Dundee, Aug. 15, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
DONALD A. DAILEY, 47, of Canandaigua, formerly of Penn Yan, Aug. 18, 2016. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
Ellen McClain, 72, of Rock Stream, Aug. 17, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
William C. Morgan Sr., 85, of Odessa, Aug. 18, 2016. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
DEBORAH M. NELSON, 64, of Penn Yan, Aug. 14, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
BARBARA M. SCUTT, 85, of Penn Yan, Aug. 15, 2015 at The Homestead Nursing Home. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
LOUISE K. WEBSTER, 96, Aug. 20, 2016. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
ALFRED L. WILKINSON SR., 80, Aug. 16, 2016. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 8/17/16

Richard C. Haight, 86, of Dunedin, Florida, formerly of Watkins Glen, passed away June 3, 2016 at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, New Port Richey, Florida.
He was born in Montour Falls April 26, 1930. He was predeceased by his parents Charles and Helen Haight, and a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jane and Carl Lederman. He is survived by a son Mike Haight (Norman, Oklahoma), a daughter and son-in-law Kathy and Bobbie Estes (Watkins Glen), grandchildren Matthew Estes, Aaron Haight, Marissa Haight and Kara Haight, and great grandson Lucas Haight.
Dick graduated from Watkins Glen high school in 1948. He then proudly served in the United States Navy from 1948 until 1953 (including a little over a year of sea duty). He was married for many years to Mary Lou Emmons Haight. He retired from Shepard Niles Crane and Hoist, Montour Falls.
He was a member of the Watkins Glen Presbyterian Church, the Watkins Glen Fire Department, the Watkins Glen Elks Lodge and a life member of the American Legion.
He was a member of the Appleknockers Drum and Bugle Corps and then was very involved in the establishment and continued support of the Squires Drum and Bugle Corps. He enjoyed playing golf, bowling and working at the race track.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Friends may share memories and condolences with Dick's family at www.haughey-woodfuneralhome.com.


Henry J. Scholtisek, 75, of Watkins Glen passed away Aug. 9, 2016. The family received friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Monday, Aug. 15, from 4-6 p.m., followed by an Elks service and funeral at 6 p.m. A private burial at Lakeview Cemetery with military honors will be held at the convenience of the family.
Henry worked at U.S. Salt until retiring in 2005. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy. Henry was a member and former trustee of the BPOE Elks Lodge #1546, member and past commander of VFW Post #2674, and member and past chief of the Watkins Glen Volunteer Fire Company.
He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy, parents Herman and Norma Scholtisek and grandson Ian Scholtisek. Survivors include his children, Melissa (Robert) Teed of Reading Center, Michael (Teresa) Scholtisek of Trumansburg, Eric (Amy) Scholtisek of Watkins Glen and Hayley Scholtisek of Burdett; sister, Beverly (Edward) Naylor of Watkins Glen; brother, David Scholtisek; sisters-in-law, Judy Jones of Coopers Plains, Linda Benjamin of Watkins Glen, Debbie (Jim) Ribble of Painted Post and Mona Crawford of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; brother-in-law, Richard Smiley of Corning and four grandchildren, Allison Teed, Regan, Owen and Jaydon Scholtisek.
Memorial donations in his memory may be directed to the Watkins Glen Volunteer Fire Department, Watkins Glen Fire Department, 201 North Perry St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891. You may express condolences to the family or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.


Death Notices
Richard C. Haight, 86, of Dunedin, Florida, formerly of Watkins Glen, June 3, 2016 at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, New Port Richey, Florida. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
R. BRUCE LECLAIRE, 83, of Penn Yan, Aug. 8, 2016 at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
JOSEPH H. SCHANBACHER, 57, Aug. 6, 2016. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
PATRICIA A. SCHEUFLER, 88, of Penn Yan, Aug. 6, 2016. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
Henry J. Scholtisek, 75, of Watkins Glen, Aug. 9, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
VINCENT D. SHAFFER, 77, Aug. 5, 2016. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.














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