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Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 12/4/19

Eugene "Gene" Hoose, 76, of Watkins Glen passed away Nov. 28, 2019. According to his wishes there are no services. Arrangements entrusted to Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

Franklin Lee Howard, 73, of Burdett lost his 30-year battle with heart disease Nov. 24, 2019. Lee was born to Marcella Greenwood and Franklin Everett Howard in Waverly. He had his own car repair business for several years, worked for Sweitzer Aircraft, Chemung Canal Bank, Bobs Honda, Delta Airlines and Lowes.
He was predeceased by his parents Everett Howard and Marcella Howard, brother Evan Howard, an infant daughter Mary and grandson Austin Howard.
Lee is survived by his wife, Rebecca Geiger Howard, step-son Kenneth (Jennifer) Peters of Burdett, step-daughter Jennie (Kevin) Musewicz of Fort Valley, Georgia, sister-in-law Lenora Howard of Florida, son Frank (Maureen Howard) of Nebraska, daughter Julie (Edwin) Morales of Waverly, son Joseph (Kate) of Texas, his special dog Taffy and special friends Earl and Esther Geiger. He is also survived by grandchildren Franklin Alex Howard, Emily Howard, Erica Morales, Justin Morales, Julia Hines, Austin Peters, Emma Hines and Kurtis Musewicz, and three great-grandchildren.
Lee has donated his body to Upstate Medical Center.
A memorial service will be held at Glen Baptist Church, Watkins Glen, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. You may express condolences to the family online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com. Arrangements entrusted to Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

Arthur "Art" Joel Peck III, 75, of Breesport passed away unexpectedly Nov. 25, 2019.
The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life in the spring.
Art was born May 10, 1944 and was raised in Watkins Glen. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Joel Peck Jr. and Margaret Hodges Peck Adams. He is survived by his adoring wife, Donna Colf Peck; son, AJ (Janel Barrows) Peck and their children, Emily and Allison; daughter, Cyndie (Kevin) Grove and their children Jacob, Toby, Alianna, Riley, Ethan and Emmarae; and sisters, Grace Ann Pelino and Jean Swinnerton.
Art was a 32nd Degree Master Mason and member of Zereditha Lodge #451 in York, Pennsylvania. From watching road races in Watkins Glen as a small boy to working on different race teams, Art spent a good portion of his life at the Watkins Glen racetrack. He began volunteering in various roles at Watkins Glen International more than 30 years ago. Most recently, he thoroughly enjoyed giving rides to WGI guests in the track pace cars and giving personal tours to Track VIPs. You could frequently see Art driving around the infield on his green golf cart. He was a Past District Governor, a Past Council Chair, a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow and a dedicated member and Past President of the Corning Lions Club. Art also enjoyed driving his "FRN2FRND" Porsche. He was fond of supporting the community through Lions Club, helping his family and friends, as well as sending out his daily jokes. He will be greatly missed by all who came into contact with him.
Tax deductible donations can be made in Art's memory to Bampa's House at P.O. Box 965, Corning, NY 14830.
You may leave a remembrance or express condolences online in his obituary at www.RoyceChedzoy.com. Arrangements entrusted to Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

Death Notices
THOMAS W. BAILEY, 52, Nov. 26, 2019. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
NORMA P. GEORGE, 75, Nov. 28, 2019. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
EUGENE "GENE" HOOSE, 76, of Watkins Glen, Nov. 28, 2019. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
FRANKLIN LEE HOWARD, 73, of Burdett, Nov. 24, 2019. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
ARTHUR "ART" J. PECK III, 75, of Breesport, Nov. 25, 2019. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
NINA SWARTHOUT, 96, of Penn Yan, Nov. 27, 2019 at Penn Yan Manor. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.

Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 11/27/19

Canandaigua/Dundee--Sarah Elizabeth Williams, 28, of Canandaigua, formerly of Dundee, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
Honoring her wishes there will be no prior calling hours or formal service. Friends are invited to share memories at the Celebration of Her Life at Dundee American Legion, 10 Spring St., Dundee, from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1120 S. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620 or to a humane society of the donor's choice.
Sarah was born Sept. 24, 1991 in Montour Falls, the daughter of Shane M. Johnson and Lorie A. (Hathaway) Johnson. She graduated from Dundee Central School in 2010, and received her bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Finger Lakes Community College in 2012. On July 7, 2018 in Phelps, New York she married Christopher L. Williams. Sarah was the assistant customer service manager at Tops in Canandaigua. A loving mother, wife and daughter, she enjoyed photography, scrapbooking and coloring crafts, when not trying to rescue every dog, and cheering on the Dallas Cowboys.
She is dearly loved and will be forever missed by her husband Christopher L. Williams, daughter Peyton E. Williams age 3, son Preston L. Williams age 1, all of Canandaigua; her mother Lorie A. (James) Snyder, also of Canandaigua; father Shane M. (Stephanie) Johnson, brother Anthony R. Johnson, sisters Amanda L. (James) Krielder III all of Lakemont, Michelle A. (Ben) Ingerson of Elbridge, New York, and many step-siblings; maternal grandmother Marsha Hathaway of Penn Yan, paternal grandmother Judy Johnson of North Port, Florida, paternal great-grandmother Marion Harris of Penn Yan, nieces Chole Ingerson and Sandra Kriedler, nephew James "L.J" Kriedler IV and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was predeceased by grandfathers Cecil "Skip" Johnson and John L. Hathaway, and an uncle Tim Hathaway.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee; online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Death Notices
GEORGE W. BRAYER, 84, of Bath, Nov. 19, 2019 at home. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
HARRY G. ERWAY JR., 93, of Penn Yan, Nov. 19, 2019 at home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
GRACE F. PARSONS, 85, Nov. 22, 2019. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
LISA M. SANDFORD, 57, of Penn Yan, formerly of Beacon, New York, Nov. 23, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
MARGARET (PEGGE) VANBUREN, 93, Nov. 19, 2019. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
SARAH E. WILLIAMS, 28, of Canandaigua, formerly of Dundee, Nov. 18, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 11/20/19

Dundee--Patricia Ann Keech, 71, of Dundee died unexpectedly Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan.
Honoring her wishes there will be no prior calling hours. A Celebration of Her Life will be held from 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Penn Yan Moose Club, Elm Street, Penn Yan.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wayne Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary, P.O. Box 91, Wayne, NY 14893.
Patricia was born Sept. 8, 1948 in Penn Yan, the daughter of the late John Stanley and Frances Matilda (Bland) Bason. She graduated from Hammondsport Central School in 1966. In 1967 she married Robert L. Keech who died Jan. 8, 1980. She was the attendant employed by the former Peacock's Laundromat in Penn Yan. Mrs. Keech was a former member of the Wayne Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary; she enjoyed NASCAR and loved Dale Jr. and Bon Jovi. But her greatest joy in life was her grandchildren.
She is loved and will be forever missed by her son Ronald J. Keech and her beloved daughter-in-law and mother of Ron's children Tracey Christensen Keech of Penn Yan; her daughters Karen L. (Shawn Allen) Keech of Hammondsport and Stephanie A. (Shane) Johnson of Dundee; three grandsons, Brandon Allen, Tyler Keech and Anthony Johnson; three granddaughters, Kelly Bray, Hannah Keech and Megan Allen; great-granddaughter Amelia Fava; a brother Bill Bason of Wayne; several very special nieces and nephews, and a great-niece she dearly loved, Hayden McAfee.
Besides her parents and husband she was pre-deceased by a grandson, Jordan Robert Keech, Sept. 22, 1997.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Dundee--Margaret S. Leavy, 86, of Dundee passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 at The Homestead in Penn Yan.
Honoring her wishes there will be no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 312 Liberty St., Penn Yan, with Father Leo Reinhardt officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Yates County, P.O. Box 12, Penn Yan, NY 14527.
Margaret was born April 26, 1933 in Corning, the daughter late Howard B. and Eva (Bradley) Chamberlin. She graduated from Painted Post high school in 1951 and continued her education receiving her secretary certification from Rochester Business Institute. On Dec. 4, 1954 in Corning she married Robert J. Leavy Jr. who passed away March 29, 2009. She has lived locally since 1978, previously of Corning, where she was employed as a secretary by Corning Glass Works. Mrs. Leavy was a member of the former St. Andrew's Catholic Church, and had been attending St. Michael's Catholic Church. She was a former election inspector for the town of Barrington. A wildlife enthusiast and hummingbird feeder, she enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles in her spare time.
She is loved and will be dearly missed by two sons, Michael R. (Kelly) Leavy with whom she made her home and Stephen H. Leavy of Bradenton, Florida; three grandchildren, Shannon M. (Benjamin) Bennett of Prattsburg, Patrick C. Leavy and Catherine L. Leavy, both of Bradenton, Florida; several nieces and nephews and one cousin.
Besides her parents and husband, she was pre-deceased by a brother Robert Chamberlin in 1993 and a sister Patricia Ingalls in 1980.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Jean Louise (Fraboni) Parker, 82, of Montour Falls passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 with her loving family by her side. Jean was born July 29, 1937, the daughter of Leo and Elizabeth (Reed) Fraboni.
Jean was employed by Schuyler Hospital for 44 years. She also worked for the Schuyler County Board of Elections. Jean was an avid Buffalo Bills fan, and enjoyed playing Bingo and slots.
Jean is survived by her husband of 65 years, Francis Parker; son Christopher Parker (Ron); daughters, Cynthia Parker and Melissa (Steven) Zoeke; five grandchildren, Corey Mills, Courtney Mills, Jeremy Zoeke, Jordan Zoeke and Abelgayle Parker; sister, Helene Fraboni; brothers, James (Connie) Fraboni and Richard (Virginia) Fraboni; and by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Cheryl Mills, and by several brothers and sisters.
Relatives and friends called Friday, Nov. 15 from 12-2 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. Her funeral service was at 2 p.m. followed by burial in Montour Cemetery. There was a reception at 3:30 p.m. at the Montour Moose Lodge, State Route 14, Montour Falls. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Schuyler Hospital, 220 Steuben St., Montour Falls, NY 14865. To leave the family a message of condolence, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Penn Yan--Lloyd Russell Rider Jr., 62, of Penn Yan died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 at The Homestead in Penn Yan.
Honoring his wishes there will be no sad calling hours. He wanted friends to celebrate his life from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Dundee V.F.W. on Seneca Street Extension in Dundee.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the donor's local fire department.
Lloyd was born June 3, 1957 in Penn Yan, the son of the late Lloyd Russell Rider Sr. and Virginia (Mikloczak) Rider. He graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 1976. He was a former employee of Coach & Equipment in Penn Yan, specializing in the electrical wiring of the buses he helped build. Mr. Rider was a former member of the Himrod Fire Dept. He was an avid Buffalo Bills fan, loved working on cars and enjoyed going fishing.
He is survived by his only biological daughter Tasha C. Lindsay and her three sons Brandon, Hunter and Russell, all of Elmira; his stepchildren he loved as his own daughters, Natalie Rider of Missouri and Jessica Rider of Victor, New York; sons Mitch (Sarah) Johnson of Great Bend, Pennsylvania and Tad Johnson of Binghamton; paternal brothers Wesley Rider of Georgia and Patrick Rider, maternal brothers Dale Cole and Gary Cole, all of Texas; his sisters Debra Phillips of Alabama, Rudy (Jan) Rider of Florida, Trudy Stone of Texas and Joy Ayers of Alabama; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a stepson Steven Johnson, and brothers James Rider and Earl Cole.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Death Notices
PATRICIA A. KEECH, 71, of Dundee, Oct. 6, 2019 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
LEANNE LABADEE, 53, of Dundee, Nov. 4, 2019 at The Homestead, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
MARGARET S. LEAVY, 86, of Dundee, Nov. 18, 2019 at The Homestead, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
JEAN L. PARKER, 82, of Montour Falls, Nov. 12, 2019. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
JOHN PRINZIVALLI, 69, of Branchport, Nov. 14, 2019 at home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
NANCY RANDOLPH, 73, Nov. 3, 2019. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
LLOYD R. RIDER JR., 62, of Penn Yan, Nov. 12, 2019 at The Homestead, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
JOHN "JACK" ROWE, 80, of Penn Yan, Nov. 12, 2019. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 11/13/19

Fred W. Richardson, 82, of Pulteney died at the Taylor Health Center in Bath Nov. 4, 2019. He was the son of Robert "Buss" and Esther (Bound) Richardson of Rochester, New York. He was predeceased by his brother Jack, sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Andrew Fowbister.
He is survived by his sons Scott and Eric, daughter Julie and son-in-law Chris Cubiotti of Rochester, sister Linda and Paul Fritsch, sister-in-law Jeanette and brother Robert; grandchildren Courtney, Jake, Erin and Eric Richardson, Lucas, Adam, Sarah, Hannah, Rebecca, Christa Cubiotti and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Fred served in the U.S. Army from 1961-1966. He belonged to the American Legion, Elks Club and V.F.W. in Bath. He worked for the Union, Local 832 for 40 years. He loved his partner in life of 49 years, Evelyn LoVette (Cole) Craig, by whom he is also survived; his family, hunting, Yankee baseball and his dog Taffy.
At his family's request, there will be no calling hours or services, and a heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Taylor Health Center.
Memorials in his name may be made to the Finger Lakes SPCA, Bath.

Dundee--Patricia Ann "Pat'' Woodard, 84, of Dundee passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family.
Calling hours will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Her funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the Winners Circle Event Center, formerly the Dundee Presbyterian Church, 31 Main St., Dundee, with Pastor Paul Malles officiating. Inurnment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee, at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels, c/o Charlene Stanton, 120 Starkey Point Road, Dundee, NY 14837.
Pat was born May 22, 1935 in Dundee, the daughter of Olyn Palmer and Edna Kathryn (Harrison) Hilligus Sr. She graduated from Dundee Central School in 1953; during high school she sang in a duet for WFLR. On June 27, 1953 she married her high school sweetheart Donald J. Benson, with whom she had six children. Donald passed away on New Year's Day 1974. On July 5, 1975 she married Richard C. "Dick" Woodard and welcomed his four children into her life. Dick passed away March 1, 2001.
A lifelong local resident, Pat had worked for the Dundee and Himrod post offices, had worked in the maternity ward of Corning Hospital, and had been a cook and bartender for Fun Acres. But her greatest joy was being the owner of the Woodard Family Care Home in Dundee for 33 years, retiring in May 2016.
Mrs. Woodard was a very active member of the community; in the former Dundee Presbyterian Church, she sang in the choir, was an elder and past president of the Presbyterian Woman Group. She was co-chair of Meals on Wheels since its inception in Dundee; past member of the Dundee Civil Defense, the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, the Red Hats and served on the election board.
Her true beauty shined when she was cooking, or singing. Her love of music had her being the female vocalist with her husband Dick in the "Rhythm Aires," a round and square dance band in the 1970s.
She is loved and will be missed by everyone who knew her, but especially by her six children, daughter Cynthia Ann Ellis most recently at home, son Donald J. (Diane Fryzel) Benson Jr. of Wayland, daughter Roeberta E. (Curtis) Shoemaker of Lodi, son Stephan T. (Linda) Benson of Auburn, son Douglas L. (Ginny Hamorski) Benson of Campbell and son Timothy S. (Tina Carey) Benson of Dundee; 26 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren, her sister Ilene Scott of Dundee, numerous nieces and nephews, stepchildren Craig, Tony and Richard Woodard and their sister Sheryl Little, and all of their children.
Besides her parents and husbands, she was predeceased by seven brothers, four sisters and a great-granddaughter, Tasha Ellis.
Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Death Notices
RICHARD A. GEORGE, 77, Nov. 8, 2019. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
CHARLES H. MILLER, 72, of Penn Yan, Nov. 8, 2019 at Newark-Wayne Hospital, Newark. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
FRED W. RICHARDSON, 82, of Pulteney, Nov. 4, 2019 at Taylor Health Center, Bath.
MARTHA A. SCHUSTER, 93, of Odessa, Nov. 7, 2019 at the Montgomery House. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
IRENE C. SOPER, 79, Nov. 8, 2019 at The Homestead, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
EUGENE A. VIS, 95, Nov. 6, 2019. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
PATRICIA A. "PAT" WOODARD, 84, of Dundee, Nov. 8, 2019 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 11/6/19

Mary L. Markley, 82, of Montour Falls passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Born July 30, 1937 in Rural Mineral Point, Wisconsin, she was the daughter of Gilbert and Catherine (Clauer) Bloom. She graduated from Mineral Point high school. On Aug. 1, 1959, she married George L. Markley, he being just discharged from the Air Force.
Mary loved family get togethers and cooking special dishes for family and friends. She enjoyed flowers, gardening and taking drives to view the scenery. Her hobbies included crochet, needlepoint, puzzles and reading.
Surviving are her beloved husband of 60 years, George L. Markley; children, Jon P. Markley, Cheri E. Markley Church, Joel P. Markley and Jody P. (Kari) Markley; siblings, Bernetta (Bud) Anderson, Betty Poad, Gilbert (Linda) Bloom and Maureen Ubersox; 12 grandchildren, Mike (Kelly) Markley, Mark (Jessie) Markley, Matt Markley, Parker Church, Rylee Church, Braxton Church, Joshua Markley, Joseph (Celia) Markley, Margaret (Kenny) Rhodes, Timothy Markley, Joe (Kym) DeNardo and Dylan Markley; 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Jacque P. Markley, and by her brothers-in-law, Joe Poad and Lyle Ubersox.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Friday, Nov. 1 from 6-8 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A private funeral service will be held by the family. 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.

Pittsford--Clair "Doug" Wheeler, 90, of Pittsford, formerly of Dundee, passed away Nov. 2, 2019 at Highlands Living Center in Pittsford.
There are no prior calling hours; a joint memorial service honoring Doug and Esther Wheeler's life with a luncheon reception afterward will be held starting at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at the Winner's Circle Event Center, formerly the Dundee First Presbyterian Church, 31 Main St., Dundee. Inurnment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
He was born Sept. 18, 1929 in Dundee to Merlyn Homer Wheeler and Nina Lovisa Clark. Doug was very involved in his hometown community. Shortly after graduating high school, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1950-1954. After serving in the Navy, Doug worked as a loan officer for several years at the Dundee State Bank before taking over the Douglas B. Miles insurance agency. Doug and Esther Herrington were married July 2, 1960. Upon retirement, they spent winters in their condominium in Punta Gorda, Florida. Doug's hobby during retirement was researching family genealogy.
They sold their Dundee home in the early 2000s and resided in the summer at the Highlands of Pittsford. Doug was an active member of the Dundee Presbyterian Church, a Paul Harris Fellow of the Dundee Rotary Club, the American Legion, Dundee Masonic Lodge, on the board and past president of the Soldiers and Sailors Association for over 10 years and also served for over 10 years on the Starkey town board.
He is survived by his sister-in-law, Jane Wheeler; several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews, including Keith Wheeler, Kathy Wheeler, Steve Wheeler, Tom (Freida) Wheeler, Tracey (Mark Sager) Herrington and Roxanne (James) Griep.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife Esther Herrington Wheeler July 18, 2019, and two brothers, Merlyn H. Wheeler, Jr. (Dorothy) and Roger C. Wheeler.
Arrangements by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Death Notices
INGRID L. ALDEN, 92, of Penn Yan, Nov. 3, 2019 at Penn Yan Manor. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
LUCILLE M. BARKLEY, 94, Oct. 30, 2019. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
NANCY L. GILLETTE, 66, Nov. 3, 2019 at Hildebrant Hospice, Greece. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
WENDY LOU HAVILL, 64, of Penn Yan, Oct. 29, 2019 at Clifton Springs Hospital, Clifton Springs. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
KEVIN S. HOLLENBECK, 58, of Penn Yan, Oct. 31, 2019 at home. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
PATRICIA ANN KEECH, 71, of Dundee, Oct. 6, 2019 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
MARY L. MARKLEY, 82, of Montour Falls, Oct. 29, 2019. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
HELEN MILLER, 92, of Monterey, Oct. 28, 2 019 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
STANLEY J. SZUPA, 89, Oct. 22, 2019. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
CLAIR "DOUG" WHEELER, 90, of Pittsford, formerly of Dundee, Nov. 2, 2019 at Highlands Living Center, Pittsford. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 10/30/19

Carol Brannaka of Beaver Dams passed away Oct. 27, 2019 on her 60th birthday.
Carol was born in Staten Island, New York Oct. 27, 1959. For many years, she owned and operated the Cardinals Family Daycare and was a Girl Scout leader for Troop #1120 in Watkins Glen. Carol worked for the Schuyler County OFA for many years, cooking and preparing food at the Silver Spoon Café. She loved and adored her friendships with clients at the café. She also worked as a cook at Wegman's in Corning. Every Christmas, she would always think about the less fortunate and donate to someone. She was a very giving person and thought about other people first. Carol was also the proud Band Mom for Graven Image.
Carol was predeceased by her loving mom, Barbara Tingaud. Also, brothers-in-law, John Vorrasi and Charles Smith and father-in-law, John Brannaka. She is survived by her husband John, son John III (and Jasmine) of Beaver Dams, daughter Crystal (and John) Moran of Beaver Dams; sisters, Andrea Vorassi of Watkins Glen, Diane Kasian of Newfield and Donna Smith of Watkins Glen. She was also beloved Ooma to two grandsons, Aidan and Lincoln Moran. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and her loving companion Princess.
The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Friday, Nov. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Those wishing to remember Carol may consider a donation in her memory to The Humane Society of Schuyler County, PO Box 427, Montour Falls, NY 14865 (or donate online at www.SchuylerHumane.org/donations). You may express condolences to the family online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Bradford--Jammie Lee Drake, 34, of Bradford passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle against cancer, in the comfort of her Grandma's home, where she was wonderfully taken care of by her Aunt Bridget Taft and Grandma Barb.
Honoring her wishes, friends are invited to her memorial service at the Tyrone Fire House at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 followed by a celebration of her life. Those wishing may feel free to bring a dish to pass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a ServU account in Dundee for her son, Joseph Drake.
Jammie was born Sept. 24, 1985 in Montour Falls, the daughter of Brenda (Jim) Jamison and Cam (Helen) Sutherland Jr.. She graduated from Dundee Central School in 2005. She was devoted to working at the Schuyler County ARC. She was a lifelong Green Bay Packer fan, who enjoyed her job and all the people she came in contact with while working. She also loved spending time with her family and going on her yearly camping trips.
She is so loved and will be greatly missed by her husband James Drake; son Joseph, who is the light of her life, and stepdaughter Marissa Bassett; her father Cam Sutherland Jr., and stepfather Jim Jamison; four sisters, Jessica (Sam) Root, Brittany (Bryon Case) Jamison, Amber Sutherland and Cierra Sutherland; her nephew David Root; her grandparents Barbara Dombroski, Cam (April) Sutherland and Doris Jorgensen; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends.
She was predeceased by her loving mother Brenda A. Jamison June 23, 2018, her grandpa Joseph E. Dombroski June 29, 2003, great-grandma (Big Mama) June 14, 2015, and cousin Vera Leighann Dombroski Metris June 23, 1990.
Arrangements entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Johanna Marie Drake, 83, passed away Oct. 4, 2019 at the Tenacre Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey. Born in Manhattan, she moved to Burdett in 1979, with the intention of turning her 16-room house into a bed and breakfast.
She was active in local politics and animal rescue. She was predeceased by her sister, Barbara Horton of Lee Summit, Missouri, Aug. 26, 2019. She leaves a brother, Andrew J. Dubrin of Rochester; her son Andrew Roy Drake of Alfred Station, New York; and four cats Tuni, Silverstien, Marco and Sampson of Alfred Station.
In keeping with her wishes, there will be no funeral. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be held at St. Mary's Church in Bath, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. In lieu of flowers, please donate in her memory to Paradise Garden Animal Rescue, 598 Kent Hill Road, Woodhull, NY 14898 (or online at www.paradisegardenanimalhaven.org).
You may express condolences or remembrances online in "Obituaries" at www.RoyceChedzoy.com. Arrangements entrusted to Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

Gary Robertson, 76, of Burdett passed away Oct. 22, 2019.
The family received friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Monday, Oct. 28 from 6-8 p.m., and Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 1-2 p.m. A memorial service celebrating his life was held Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, followed by interment at the Union Cemetery of Hector in Burdett.
Gary owned and operated Gary Robertson Antiques in Burdett. He was predeceased by his parents, Glenn and Doris; son Michael and brothers, Gene and Glenn "Bob" Robertson.
He is survived by his wife Betty; four children, Nikki (Fred) White of Odessa, Cori (Larry) Janack of Odessa, Adam (Barbara) Robertson of Cayuta and Jessica Rumsey of Millport; brothers- and-sisters-in-law, Dale and Cheryl Fitzwater of Branchport and Melody and Brian LaClair of Webster; seven grandchildren, Nathan (Taylor) Johnson, Felicia Johnson, Kaetlyn White, E'Lexus Janack, Ciarra Janack, Stephen Jacob and Kyle Jacob; great-grandson, Isaac Johnson; and his beloved fur babies, Spencer and Shiny.
Memorial donations may be made to the Schuyler County Humane Society, PO Box 427, Montour Falls, NY 14865 (or online at www.SchuylerHumane.org/donations).
You may express condolences to the family online at www.RoyceChedzoy.

Harold Lewis Wright Sr., 82, of Dundee passed away suddenly Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, in Penn Yan.
The family received friends from 7-7:30 p.m. with a memorial service following Monday, Oct. 28 at the Faith Baptist Church, 13 Harpending Ave., Dundee, with Pastors Lawrence and David Semans officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.
Harold was born May 27, 1937 in Croghan, New York, one of five children of Lewis R. and Bethaldo (Chamberlain) Wright. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp. from 1955-1959. On Jan. 13, 1961 in Sarasota, Florida he married the former Marie Jean McClure. They lived in Florida, North and South Carolina before moving to Tyrone in 1971 to own a dairy farm until 1999. After retiring from farming, he relocated to Dundee and spent the last 20 years working for Swarthout Recycling, whom he considers a second family.
A faithful, devoted, active member of the Faith Baptist Church, his family and church were the most important things in his life.
He is loved and will be dearly missed by his wife of 58 years Marie M. Wright at home; two daughters, Anna Marie M. Wright of Stanley and Patricia W. (Timothy Spaulding) Nash of Chesapeake, Virginia; a son, Harold L. Wright Jr. of Buffalo; two grandsons, Stephen Nash of California and Jonathan Nash of South Carolina; two brothers, Jack Wright of Millerton, Pennsylvania and Thomas (Johnnie) Wright of Florence, South Carolina; a sister-in-law Marie Wright of Dundee and several nieces and nephews.
He was pre-deceased by a sister Libbie Wright, and a brother Nathan Wright.
Arrangements entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Death Notices
RICHARD H. BICKSLER, 79, of Bellona, Oct. 26, 2019. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
Carol Brannaka of Beaver Dams, Oct. 27, 2019. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
WILLIAM H. "BILL" CLARKE, 86, Oct. 24, 2019. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
JAMMIE L. DRAKE, 34, of Bradford, Oct. 28, 2019. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
JOHANNA M. DRAKE, 83, of Burdett, Oct. 4, 2019 at Tenacre Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
HELEN MARLENE GATES LUM, 87, of Watkins Glen, Oct. 19, 2019 at Seneca View Nursing Facility, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
ELWYN R. HUNT, 87, Oct. 20, 2019 at home. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
HELEN M. ILNICKI, 82, of Penn Yan, Oct. 23, 2019. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
GARY ROBERTSON, 76, of Burdett, Oct. 22, 2019. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
CHARLENE D. RUMSEY, 56, of Savona, Oct. 22, 2019 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
THE REV. RUSSELL D. SCHEEL, 91, of Penn Yan, Oct. 22, 2019. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
HAROLD L. WRIGHT SR., 82, of Dundee, Oct. 23, 2019 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.









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