Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 12/7/16
Bernard Allen Sr., 61, of Montour Falls, died Nov. 28, 2016. The family received friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 12-1 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home and burial at Montour Cemetery. Dish to pass dinner was held at the First Baptist Church in Montour Falls after cemetery service.
He is survived by his companion of 24 years, Nancy Campell; children, Bernard Allen Jr. of Watkins Glen and Shelly (Mark) Parker of Corning, and their mother Cheryl Allen of Odessa; stepchildren, Jeffrey Wright of Lodi, Robert (Beth) Campbell of Odessa and Cindy (Durfey) of Alpine; mother, Estellene Allen of Montour Falls; brother, Robert (Lori) Allen of Montour Falls; sister, Nancy Allen of Montour Falls; four grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father, Harold B. Allen; brother, Henry Allen and granddaughter, Sierra Parker. Bernie graduated from Watkins Glen High School in 1973 and enlisted in the United States Navy. After the Navy he worked as a self-employed contractor.
You may leave condolences for the family or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.
Dundee--Donald "Donnie" L. Day, 72, of Dundee died Dec. 3, 2016 peacefully at his home.
At his request, there are no prior calling hours or funeral service to be held. However, his family would like to honor Donnie in a celebration of his life Friday, Dec. 9, from 1 until 4 p.m. at the VFW in Dundee. A private memorial service will be held at a later date for his family.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Donald's name to the Wayne American Legion Mead-Price American Legion Post 1208, P.O. Box 101 Wayne, NY 14893 607-292-6223 or to the Yates County Humane Society, PO Box 12, Penn Yan, NY 14527, 315-536-6094.
Donnie was born Oct. 26, 1944 in Bath, one of five children to Lloyd and Georgana Day. Donnie attended Bradford Central School and Williamsport Technical Institute. He was retired from Suit Kote, Inc.
Donnie was very mechanical and loved fixing, building and upgrading. He could teach you the hard way, the easy way or his way; usually it was his way. He would help anyone in an instant, whether asked or not, and he loved his children and grandchildren with all of his heart.
Donnie is survived by and was extremely loving and proud of his son, Jamie Day (Nichole) of Tyrone and his daughter, Alison Miller (Denver) of Dundee, along with his grandchildren Corey Day (Kyli), Kali Day, Carson Miller and Emma Miller. Donnie is also survived by his sister Gloria White of Virginia Beach, Virginia, his brothers James Day (Barbara) of Victor and Edwin Day (Toni) of Wayne, sister-in-law Ruth Metz (Robert) as well as many loving nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.
He was predeceased by his mother and father, Lloyd and Georgana Day of Wayne and his brother, Robert Metz of Bath.
He was an active member of the Wayne American Legion, Dundee VFW and Montour Moose Lodge.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
F. Ellen Kinney, 69, of Elmira and formerly Hector, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 29, 2016 at home. The family received friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Monday, Dec. 5 from 1-2 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m.and burial at Hector Presbyterian Cemetery.
Ellen was predeceased by her parents, John and Barbara Wright and brother Jack Wright, all of Hector, and great-granddaughter, Ava Collins. She is survived by two sons, Kyle (Alexandra) Kinney of Watkins Glen and John Kinney of Corning; daughters, Christina "Cricket" Burkhardt (Chris Kiser) of Florida and Peggy Freeman-Sharkey (Douglas Sharkey) of Burdett; special granddaughter, Brittini Freeman; and grandchildren Taelor Nilson, Tori Kinney, Colton Kinney, Bryce Burkhardt, Douglas Murray (Brianna), Angela Collins, Logan Kinney, Brianna Kinney and Cheyenne Cashady; great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Blaha and Mitchell Blaha, Brenndon Stimmermon, Kaleb Collins and Shelby Collins, Charla Murray; and many great friends. Ellen worked as a supervisor at the Office for the Aging in Schuyler County. You may leave condolences for the family or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com
Thomas R. Thorp, 69, of Hector, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 30, 2016 at home. The family received friends Sunday, Dec. 4 from 2-5 p.m. at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen. A funeral service was held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Glen Baptist Church, 3311 Reading Road, Watkins Glen. A burial at the Hector Presbyterian Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, MaryJo Thorp; five children, Carine (Robert) Kenyon of Brooktondale, New York, Fredrick Thorp of Hector, Heather (Brian) Sheeler of Eldred, Pennsylvania, Sarah (Chris) Macnamara of Dundee and Benjamin (Christina) Thorp of Dundee; three siblings, John (Jeannette) Thorp of Sebring, Florida, Paul (Patricia) Thorp of Georgetown, Delaware and Timothy Thorp of Sebring, Florida; 11 grandchildren, Austin, Felica, Andrew, Levi, Emmalee, Makayla, Kelsey, Katie, Maddie, Jenna and Michael; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by an infant daughter, TamiJo Thorp; brother, David Thorp; and parents, John and Ellen Thorp. Tom was a lifelong resident of Hector. He was a member of the Glen Baptist Church. He worked as a postal clerk in Ithaca.
Tom had a faith in Jesus Christ that never wavered through all of his life's trials and triumphs. He attended Glen Baptist Church for 50 years where he was a well known pitcher and coach of the softball team. He was extremely devoted to his family and always strived to put others first. He was happiest when he was working to help family members or friends. That work usually involved fixing vehicles or cutting, splitting and stacking firewood. He loved to spend time outdoors doing yard work and was an avid hunter. He was perhaps better known for hitting deer with his cars, racking up at least 55 over the years. He thoroughly enjoyed the many large family gatherings for holidays and birthdays. He especially loved good food and really enjoyed taking his wife and family out to dinner whenever possible.
Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Glen Baptist Church or a charity of one's choice. You may leave condolences for the family or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.
BERNARD ALLEN SR., 61, of Montour Falls, Nov. 28, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
RHODA H. BATION, 79, of East Hampton, Long Island, Dec. 2, 2016 at her son's home in Rock Stream. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
DONALD L. DAY, 72, of Dundee, Dec. 3, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
F. ELLEN KINNEY, 69, of Elmira, formerly of Hector, Nov. 29, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
WILLIAM A. "BILL" MULTER, 54, of Penn Yan, Dec. 5, 2016, at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
SCOTT G. SARACENI, 81, Dec. 2, 2016. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
THOMAS R. THORP, 69, of Hector, Nov. 30, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 11/30/16
Terrance "T" Hawthorne, 66, of Watkins Glen, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 at Schuyler Hospital.
Terrance was borne June 30, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York. He lived at the Willowbrook State School as well as Bronx, Suffolk and Monroe Developmental Centers before making his home in Watkins Glen since 1997 where he has been loved and cared for by staff from The Arc of Schuyler.
Terrence is survived by his family, friends and volunteers of The Arc of Schuyler, including special friends Joyce McKinney and Amanda Jakubowicz.
He will be best remembered for his enthusiastic "high five" greetings, his love of music, root beer and people watching. Terrance loved to attend sporting events with his friends, making trips to Buffalo to see the Bills and the Sabres. His quiet yet mischievous presence will greatly be missed.
Friends were invited to call at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Wednesday Nov. 30, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. A celebration of Terrance's life was held at 12 p.m. at the funeral home, followed by interment at Montour Cemetery and a reception at The Arc of Schuyler, 210 12th St.,Watkins Glen.
Memorial contributions in Terrance's name may be made to The Arc of Schuyler, 203 12th St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891. You may sign a guestbook or light a "Candle of Remembrance" in his memory online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.
Dundee--Lillian E. Horton, 96, died Monday Nov. 21, 2016 at the Fred & Harriett Taylor Health Care Center, in Bath.
Honoring her wishes there are no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Dundee United Methodist Church, 35 Water St., Dundee, with the Rev. Marilyn Wood officiating. Inurnment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee United Methodist Church, 35 Water St., the Dundee Fire Company, or the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.
Lillian was born Dec. 29, 1919 in Schuyler County, one of four daughters of George and Martha Duvall Emery. She graduated from Dundee High School. She was employed by Market Basket Food store before accepting a position at Dundee State Bank, transitioning to Bath National Bank from which she retired as head cashier. Mrs. Horton was a dedicated member of Dundee United Methodist Church and choir, the Rebekah Lodge and "Our Town Rocks."
She is survived by several nieces and nephews and her dearest friends and neighbors Matt and Betsy Perry.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Ivan Horton, July 28, 2007; her three sisters, Shirley Lambert, Gladys Aston and Pearl Millhulland, and a brother George Emery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
COLLETTE A. EATON, 84, Nov. 24, 2016. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
WAYNE E. HANCOCK, 94, of Wayne, Nov. 24, 2016. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
TERRANCE HAWTHORNE, 66, of Watkins Glen, Nov. 16, 2016 at Schuyler Hospital. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
LILLIAN E. HORTON, 96, Nov. 21, 2016 at Fred & Harriett Taylor Health Center, Bath. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
CATHERINE A. MORRIS, 92, of Penn Yan, Nov. 26, 2016 at The Homestead Nursing Home. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
ANTOINETTE J. PRASCHUNUS, 83, of Big Flats, Nov. 22, 2016 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
RICHARD (DICK) TROMBLEY, 89, of The Villages, Florida, Nov. 21, 2016. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 11/23/16
EDWARD J. CULLEN We announce the passing of our loving husband and father, Edward James Cullen, Nov. 16, 2016, at home in Watkins Glen. He was born in Elmira March 3, 1931. He was predeceased by his parents, Marian Edna Caywood Cullen and Edward Richard Cullen. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, June Spencer Cullen, daughter Barbara (Robert) Chapman and son Stanley (Anna) Edward Cullen, both of Rock Stream; a sister, Nancy Cullen Davis of Hector; a brother, Charles Cullen, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Ed was a lifelong resident of Schuyler County. He graduated from Watkins Glen High School in 1949. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in Goeppingen, Germany, post WWII. During his life, he lived a life of service to his community through the following organizations: Boy Scouts of America for 25 years, earning their Silver Beaver Award in 1963; director and president of the Squires Drum and Bugle Corp, deacon of the First of Baptist Church of Watkins Glen, past president of the Schuyler County United Way, director of the Schuyler Hospital Foundation, member of Doctors Scholarship Committee for Schuyler County, president of Rotary Camp Star and president of Literacy Volunteers. In his later years, he enthusiastically embraced and supported Rotary International. His was a past president of Watkins-Montour Rotary Club. He then served as District Governor of Rotary International District 7120 representing his district throughout the world in Scotland, Australia and New Zealand. One of his proudest accomplishments was his tireless work to benefit Rotary's International Polio Plus campaign. He was an example of Rotary's "Service Above Self." He was a recipient of Rotary's Distinguished Service Award from the Trustees of the Rotary Foundation, Citation of Meritorious Service of Rotary International and a Paul Harris Fellow.
None of his many accomplishments would have been possible without June's strong and unwavering support. His family could not be more proud of his service to others. He graduated from the "school of hard knocks" and retired as the vice president of Manufacturing for Shepard Niles Crane and Hoist Company in Montour Falls, after 37 years. He was known for his fair, firm and supportive management style and strong relationship with his peers. After retirement, he served as a consultant at Schweizer Aircraft in Big Flats. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoying many hours on Seneca Lake and hunting at the family farm. He was an accomplished woodworker, building many family keepsakes and furniture. His legacy of service will be remembered by all who worked and served with him. "To know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." RW Emerson
Friends were invited to share in Ed's legacy at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Sunday Nov. 20 from 1-4 p.m. and with a celebration of his life Monday, Nov. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home in Watkins Glen. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to The Rotary Foundation, Polio Plus in care of Ellen S. Hughes, Foundation Chair District 7120, 2461 Brewer Road, Waterloo, NY 13165 or the Humane Society of Schuyler County, 124 Marina Dr., Montour Falls, NY 14865. You may leave condolences for the family online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.
Dundee--Rowena G. Eyrich, 98, of Dundee died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester.
Friends and family were invited to calling hours from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, with a V.F.W. Auxiliary Service at 8 p.m. Her funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23 at the funeral home, with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating. Burial followed in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Fire Company, or Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.
Rowena was born Sept. 23, 1918 in the town of Starkey, one of three daughters of Ira and Bertha Wixson Fultz. She graduated from Dundee High School in 1938, a member of the last class before the centralization of the school district. On July 2, 1942 in Savona, she married Lester L. Eyrich, who passed away suddenly on her 40th birthday, Sept. 23, 1958.
Her working career started in the vineyards above Seneca Lake; having worked for Eastman Beers, Fulkerson's and Glenora Vineyards. She was employed for over 20 years by Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan. She was also a well-known tax preparer from 1958 until she finally retired in 2012.
Mrs. Eyrich was a member of Dundee Baptist Church and a true Patriot at heart, being a Life Member and Past President of Yates County VFW Auxiliary #745, Past President of Finger Lakes VFW County Council, Past President of the 8th District VFW Auxiliary and was a former member of the Dundee Order of the Eastern Star, Dundee Rebekahs and the Dundee American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
She is loved and will be forever missed by a daughter Jean Dean with whom she made her home; two sons, Robert "Bob" (Chiraporn "Lee") Eyrich of Xenia, Ohio and Roy Eyrich of San Diego, California; a sister Joyce (Frank) Bloom of Dundee; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, extended family and in-laws.
Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by twin babies Phillip and Phyllis Eyrich in 1944 and 1945 respectively, a great-granddaughter Cori Dean in 1997, a brother Richard Fultz in 2005, a sister Mildred Ellison in 2010 and several stepchildren.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
Charles Andrew Hayes, 82, passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 at his home on Hayes Road in Montour Falls after battling cancer. He was born in Montour Falls Jan. 31, 1934, the son of Alpheus and Charlotte (Stamp) Hayes. He graduated from Odessa-Montour High School and went on to serve with the U.S. Navy. He married the former Ruth Evans Oct. 27, 1956 in Montour Falls.
Charles retired as a machinist from Shephard-Niles and was a farmer for many years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Montour Falls, the Mechanics Club and the Montour Falls Volunteer Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ruth; daughter, Susan K. Hayes (R. Douglas Miles) of Himrod; sons, Stephen C. Hayes of Montour Falls, Michael L. Hayes (Patricia) of Watkins Glen and Thomas J. Hayes of Montour Falls; two sisters, Doris Fazzary of Watkins Glen and Helen Brodock of Lee Center; 12 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Ronald G. Hayes.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Friday, Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Montour Falls, 128 Owego St., Montour Falls. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. followed by burial with military honors at Montour Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Montour Falls, P.O. Box 309, Montour Falls, NY 14865 or the Montour Falls Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 369, Montour Falls, NY 14865. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.
Gorham--Thomas L. McNeil, 68, passed away Nov. 10, 2016 at the Clifton Springs Nursing Home, after a long illness.
A graveside committal service was held Nov. 15 at the Gorham Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ontario County Humane Society, 2976 County Route 48, Canandaigua, NY 14424; Activities Fund, Clifton Springs Nursing Home, 2 Coulter Road, Clifton Springs, NY 14432; or the Hall Fire Dept., P.O. Box 8, Hall, NY 14463.
Tom was the son of the late Alfred and Alice McNeil. He attended Dundee Central School, and was a member of the Yates County Civil Defense. Tom worked for Conrail/CSX for 30 years.
Tom is survived by his wife of 42 years, Joyce Gage McNeil; daughter, Angela McNeil of Canandaigua; son, Anthony (Andrea) McNeil of Stanley; two grandsons, Carson and Logan McNeil; three sisters, Maxine (James) Webb of Beaver Dams, Rebecca (Richard) Stevens of Marion and Donna Cohick of Dundee; brother, Charles (Patricia) McNeil of Macungie, Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a sister, Patty McNeil.
Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the McNeil family.
MARY LOU BRENNAN, 87, of Penn Yan, Nov. 17, 2016. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
EDWARD CULLEN, 85, of Watkins Glen, Nov. 16, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
ROWENA G. EYRICH, 98, of Dundee, Nov. 19, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
RALPH G. HAESLOOP, 95, of Montour Falls, Nov. 15, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
CHARLES A. HAYES, 82, of Montour Falls, Nov. 20, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Thomas L. McNeil, 68, of Gorham, Nov. 10, 2016 at Clifton Springs Nursing Home.
JOHN F. NOWAK JR., 57, of Benton, Nov. 19, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 11/16/16
PATRICIA E. CARROLL, 72, of Penn Yan, Nov. 7, 2016 at Rochester General Hospital. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
MILDRED A. DESEYN, 80, Nov. 9, 2016. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
ROYCE O. LEWIS, 86, of Penn Yan, Nov. 6, 2016 at Keuka Comfort Care. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
DR. CARMINE A. NICASTRO JR., 78, Nov. 4, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
CLARENCE M. OVERHISER, 77, of Monterey, Nov. 7, 2016. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
MARJORIE L. RICE, 86, Nov. 10, 2016 Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
CHARLES J. SMITH, 80, of Penn Yan, Nov. 5, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.