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Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 1/22/20

Charles A. Densmore, 76, of Beaver Dams passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020.
Charles was born May 7, 1943, the son of Alton and Edith (French) Densmore. He was also predeceased by brother and sisters, the Rev. Robert Densmore, Roberta Ellison and Pearl Spearman.
He is survived by a son Marvin (Brenda) Densmore of Melbourne, Florida, daughter Barbara (Keith) Swarthout of Beaver Dams, sister Norma (Lee) Silliman of Montour Falls and many grandkids, nieces and nephews.
Charles graduated from Watkins Glen High School. He worked for I.D. Boothe Electric in Ithaca. He was also a plant operator for the Beaver Valley Water District. Charles enjoyed his time volunteering at the WGI registration booth.
A memorial service will be announced in the spring.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen. Condolences may be expressed to the family online in "Obituaries" at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Penn Yan--Evelyn E. Emerson, 89, of Penn Yan passed away peacefully with her daughter at her side Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home, Penn Yan.
The family will receive friends 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Altay Baptist Church, 4289 Six Corners Road, Dundee, where her memorial service with reception following will begin at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Donald Lawrence and Floyd Wicker Jr. officiating. Burial will be private in Italy Hill Cemetery, Italy.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Altay Baptist Church, 4289 Six Corners Road, Dundee, NY 14837, or the charity of the donor's choice.
Evelyn was born Aug. 23, 1930 in Penn Yan, the only child of Oliver B. and Leona F. (DeBolt) Earley. She graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 1948. On July 11, 1950 in Penn Yan, she married Lay Pastor Lloyd E. Emerson who passed away Aug. 9, 2001. After raising her family she continued her education receiving her bachelor's degree in 1988, from Keuka College, where she wrote children's stories and did pottery while attending. A very active community minded woman, she worked at the Penn Yan Public Library from 1971 to 1991 where she conducted countless preschool story hours; helped at St. Michael's school library for nine years, was chairman of the board at Clinton Crest and the Manor Nursing Home for 20 years, was the Altay Baptist Pastor starting in 2001, leading various Bible studies at Clinton Crest and St. Mark's Terrace.
Mrs. Emerson was a member of the Altay Baptist Church; joined Penn Yan Rotary in 2002, served as president from 2008-09 and was named a Paul Harris Fellow; co-sponsored Rotaract from 2008-2015 and helped with the backpack program. In her spare time she enjoyed belonging to a home demonstration group doing crafts and cooking projects; she knitted countless hats and mittens for the Yates County Christmas over the years; liked owls, and enjoyed paint by number, having painted several large ones.
She will be dearly missed by her daughter Diane E. DeLooza of Penn Yan, daughter-in-law Deborah Emerson of Virginia Beach, Virginia; five grandchildren, Tim (Amie) DeLooza, Tom (Lindsay) DeLooza, Bethany (Jim) Travis, Brent (Kim) Emerson and Brittney Emerson; along with four great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents and husband, she was pre-deceased by two sons, Richard L. Emerson in 1975 and Daniel T. Emerson in 2016.
Arrangements entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Gayle Lillian Gulyas, 76, of Ithaca passed away Dec. 24, 2019 after an extended hospitalization.
Gayle was born Sept. 11, 1943 to Ralph and Winiferd Smith in Dundee. After graduating from Dundee high school, she went on to study cosmetology in Rochester.
Gayle then moved to Ithaca and worked at The College Spa where she met her first husband Richard (Dick) Batterson. They had their only child, Shireen Batterson, in 1970. Gayle was also involved in the lives of her stepdaughters, Daphne, Joan and Susan "Seb" Batterson. They were divorced in 1986.
In 1987, she met Steven Gary Gulyas, and they wed in Colorado Sept. 30, 2000. They lived together in Ithaca in a beautiful house near the lake with their dogs and cats.
Gayle owned a very successful business as a hair stylist first at her home on Grove Place and then downtown on Green Street at Gayle's Uptown Salon. She was so grateful for her many loyal and loving clientele. She was well known and liked in the community. She was also a district educator for Redken. She used her talent as a hairdresser to share her knowledge at educational events and shows and conducted in salon classes. She was a fiery, spunky, redhead! A dedicated worker and a kind heart.
Gayle volunteered at Shireen's schools Glenwood and South Hill and was very loved by the children she helped. Gayle also had a passion for animals which she passed onto her daughter Shireen.
She was predeceased by her ex husband Dick Batterson, her step daughters Joan Batterson and Daphne Forsythe, and her mother and father Ralph and Winiferd. She is survived by her loving husband Steven Gary Gulyas, her daughter Shireen Batterson, step daughter, Susan "Seb" Batterson, sisters Janine Putnam, Nora Statler, and her brother Gary Smith as well as several nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial service in September to be announced at a future date.

Dundee--Emma "Jean" (Brown) Howell, 96, of Dundee passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 in the comfort of her home.
The family received friends 12-1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where her funeral service was held at 1 p.m. with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating. Burial followed privately in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, or Dundee Fire Company, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.
"Jean" was born Aug. 12, 1923 in Corsica, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Charles W. and Esther L. (Small) Brown I. She graduated from Corsica Union High School in 1943. She worked for the Brookville Glove Company in Pennsylvania for seven years before moving to New York state where she lived with her sister and waitressed in Dundee. She attended hair dressing school in Elmira in 1950, receiving her NYS License for Hairdressing and Cosmetology in July of 1955. She also attended the Rochester Business Institute in 1954, completing a six-month business machine course.
On Nov. 5, 1954 she married Lloyd David Howell, happily married for 63 years when he passed away April 24, 2018. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and being a stay at home mom.
She is survived by two children, son Walter W. "Wally" (Launa) Howell of Dundee and daughter Risa M. Howell with whom she made her home; three grandchildren, David B. (Courtney) Howell, Daniel K. (Jessica R.) Howell and Jessica J. (John Rood) Howell; two great-grandchildren, Cyle J. Howell and Brantley J. Howell; one sister-in-law Rose Howell, and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband she was predeceased by siblings Winifred Haugh, Betty J. Brown, Josephine Bruckman, Charles W. Brown II and John A. Brown, and many in-laws.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Dundee--James Edgar Knapp, 90, of Dundee passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 in the comfort of his home with his family at his side.
There are no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan 25 at the Barrington Community Church, Bath Road, Dundee, with Pastor Chuck Grant officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Keuka Comfort Care Home, P.O. Box, 107, Penn Yan, NY 14527.
James was born March 21, 1929 in the town of Barrington, the youngest of seven children of William Crosby and Eva Laverna (Kenyon) Knapp. He graduated from Dundee Central School in 1947. On Sept. 27, 1947 in the Wayne Baptist Church he married the former Norma J. Torrence, who passed away Oct. 10, 2001. A life-long local resident, he was a self-employed vineyardist, retiring in 2015; he also once owned a chicken farm, and was the founder and creator of the Lakeview Campsite. Mr. Knapp was a member or former member of the Barrington Rifle Club and numerous bowling leagues. His true passion and enjoyment was music, with a natural talent to play numerous instruments, but his claim to fame was as the lead electric guitar in the "Barrington Ridge Runners" and "Jayhawks" bands.
He is loved and will be forever missed by his four daughters, Lana M. (Ray) Blowers of Penn Yan, Carla J. (James) DeForest of Greenville, New York, Lori J. Knapp and Mia A. Clemens, both of Dundee; nine grandchildren, Jason Richard Blowers, Sara Lynn Blowers, Amanda Marie Blowers, Raeana Lea Tietjen, Siri Torrence Reynolds, Tristan James DeForest, Jasmine Star Peters, Kelly Nicole Clemens and Cody Levi Clemens; nine great-grandchildren, River James Turner Blowers, Jaelea Grace Tietjen, Emma Rae Tietjen, Madison Michelle Lyles, Isabelle Dorothy DeForest, Ivy Macintosh Reynolds, Kaitlyn Morgan Conley, Merritt Russell DeForest and Atticus James DeForest; dear friend and companion of many years Joyce Nicholson; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by three sisters, Agnes, Clara and Wanda, and three brothers, Clarence, Dayton and Willie.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Rose Ann O'Brien, 84, of Montour Falls, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at home. Born in New York City July 19, 1935, she was the daughter of Michael and Pietra (DePeri) Realmuto. Early on in her life, Rose Ann worked as a secretary for several large corporations. In 1972, she and her husband Jim left New York City and settled on a farm in Burdett, where they raised their family and adjusted well to farm living. On the farm, Rose Ann learned a lot about raising farm animals, bailing hay and country cooking.
In the early years after moving to the farm, Rose Ann did volunteer work and taught catechism at St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen. Rose Ann worked very hard alongside her husband as proprietors of the Town House restaurant for several years. She was a lovely hostess and was well known for making "The Best Manhattan." Rose Ann was an avid reader. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and took a great interest in their lives. Rose Ann was a friendly person and will be remembered for her beautiful smile. She was predeceased by her son, Steven O'Brien, and by her son-in-law, David Teeter Sr.
Surviving are her husband of 63 years, James "Jim" P. O'Brien Sr.; five children, Debra "Debbie" (O'Brien) Teeter, James "Jim" (Julie) O'Brien Jr., Jane O'Brien, William "Bill" O'Brien and Francis "Frank" O'Brien; daughter-in-law, Sue O'Brien; 10 grandchildren, David (Lisa) Teeter Jr., Stacey Teeter, Jessica (Gerlando) Purpura, Stephanie (Jay) Parente, Michelle (Nick) Huber, Kelsey Olafson (Frank Ferro), Shelby Olafson, Michaela Olafson, Brandon O'Brien and Taylor O'Brien; 12 great-grandchildren, Salvatore, Michael, Sofia, Luca, Giovani, Anthony, Timothy, Everett, Benjamin, Maddy, Lilli and Samantha; and by several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Saturday, Jan. 25 from 2-4 p.m. at Vedder-Scott & Zinger Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. Rose Ann's memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. To leave the family a message of condolence, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderscottandzinger.com.

Dundee--Esther P. Smoker, 87, of Dundee passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 with her family at her bedside at the Keuka Comfort Care Home, Penn Yan.
There were no prior calling hours. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15 in Conestoga Mennonite Church Cemetery, Route 23, Morgantown, Pennsylvania. A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Assembly of God Church, Route 14A, Penn Yan.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions are encouraged to consider Keuka Comfort Care Home, P.O. Box 107, Penn Yan, NY 14527.
Esther was born May 1, 1932 in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of John S. and Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Petersheim) Stoltzfus. On Nov. 6, 1951 in Morgantown, Pennsylvania she married Reuben Z. Smoker; they have lived locally since 1975. Mrs. Smoker was an active member of Assembly of God Church.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Reuben Z. Smoker at home; two sons, Mahlon (Sandra) Smoker of Himrod and Lloyd (Darlene) Smoker of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; two daughters, Darlene (Amos) Fox of Sarasota, Florida and Karen S. (Dean) Hillyard of Weston; 20 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren; a sister, Ada (Roy) Burkhart of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Sharon, twin of Karen; three brothers and two sisters.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Death Notices
BRIANNA CHAMPLIN ANDREWS, 25, Jan. 12, 2020. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
WILLIAM C. DENISON, 79, of Penn Yan, Jan. 12, 2020 at home. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
CHARLES A. DENSMORE, 76, of Beaver Dams, Jan. 12, 2020. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
EVELYN E. EMERSON, 89, of Penn Yan, Jan. 17, 2020 at Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
EMOGENE ENOS, 88, Jan. 14, 2020. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
GAYLE L. GULYAS, 76, of Ithaca, formerly of Dundee, Dec. 24, 2019. Arrangements by Bangs Funeral Home, Ithaca.
EMMA "JEAN" HOWELL, 96, of Dundee, Jan. 14, 2020 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
SHIRLEY A. INGRAHM, 72, of Cortland, Jan. 13, 2020 in Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
WILLIAM F. JENSEN, 55, of Penn Yan, Jan. 9, 2020 at home. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
ROSE ANN O'BRIEN, 84, of Montour Falls, Jan. 14, 2020 at home. Arrangements by Vedder-Scott & Zinger Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
ESTHER P. SMOKER, 87, of Dundee, Jan. 13, 2020 at Keuka Comfort Care Home, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
EUGENE C. STROUSE, 82 of Elmira Heights, Jan. 17, 2020. Arrangements by Vedder-Scott & Zinger Funeral Home, Montour Falls.

Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 1/15/20

James R. Carpenter of Wayne passed away peacefully Nov. 29, 2019. He was born in Bath June 1, 1949, the son of Glen and Jeanne (Wixson) Carpenter who predeceased him. Jim graduated from Hammondsport Central School and SUNY Brockport. He was self-employed as the owner of Shop of Surprises in Wayne.
Jim is survived by two sons, James (Lori) Carpenter and Jeffrey (Ashley) Carpenter; six grandchildren, Cory, Katarina, Lance, Zachary, Lucas and Grace Carpenter; brother, Robert Carpenter; sisters, Patricia (Tom) Robinson), Joyce Wahlig, Lori (Tim) Barry and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his longtime companion, Angela Lawrence and her three children and six grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. at the Wayne Village Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502 or to a charity of one's own choice.
Arrangements by La Marche Funeral Home in Hammondsport.

Jeffrey Mark "Jeff" Kerrick, 60, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 with his devoted wife DonnaSue by his side. He was born Dec. 26, 1959 to Maynard and Jane Kerrick in Penn Yan. He grew up with a close relationship to his siblings and friends in Benton Center. He worked doing construction, cabinet making and many other types of general contracting in Rochester for 30 years. Jeff met the love of his life, DonnaSue, and they married in 2000. In recent years he enjoyed a fulfilling career in maintenance at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan, and he worked hard on his and DonnaSue's beef cattle farm. He greatly enjoyed time with his family, especially the grandkids with whom he was always playing on the floor or sneaking candy to. In the summertime Jeff was passionate about playing golf, particularly with his sons Jesse and Tim.
In March 2019 Jeff suffered a spinal cord injury and valiantly faced the many difficulties stemming from it, but ultimately the complications took his life. It never ceased to amaze any visitors that Jeff faced every day with his same upbeat attitude, smile on his face, faith in the Lord and usually a few jokes too.
Jeff is predeceased by his parents Maynard and Jane (Ray) and sister Trina. He is survived by his dedicated wife, DonnaSue; children, Jesse, Tim, Jake (Hilary) and Mary (Adam); grandchildren, Adelaide, Charlie, Jack, Caroline and Julia; siblings, Barry (Rose), Donna (Donnie), Bob (Heidi), Maynard (Patty), Lori (Mark), Debbie and Kelly (Reed); half-siblings Angela, Kevin (Ericka) and Sarah (Justin).
Calling hours will be held at St. James' Episcopal Church in Hammondsport Friday, Jan. 17, from 1 to 2 p.m.; funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. A private family interment will follow. Everyone is invited to meet the family after the burial at the Hammondsport Fire Department for a luncheon.
Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Wayne and Hammondsport Volunteer Fire Departments in tribute of Jeff.

Dundee--Claude Arthur Pulver, 88, of Dundee passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at The Homestead in Penn Yan.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Dundee American Legion, 10 Spring St., Dundee, where a memorial service will be held at noon with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating; a reception to celebrate his life will follow.
Claude was born Dec. 22, 1931 in the town of Tyrone, one of 12 children of Emmitt and Nellie (Spears) Pulver. A lifelong area resident, having wintered in Florida from 1984-2008, he had a varied work history, having started on the family farm before getting into construction and truck driving. He was a former bus driver, and had even worked for the forest department in Florida. He was happiest as a self-employed truck driver, retiring in 2000.
Mr. Pulver was a member of the Himrod Conservation Club, an Honorary Member of the Dundee V.F.W., a life member of the former Seneca Lake Sportsman's Club and a former member of the Penn Yan Moose Lodge #2030. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, family gatherings and social events, especially if there was food, as he "loved to eat."
He is survived by his faithful companion of 40 years, Evelyn "Sis" Jayne with whom he made his home; his son Richard A. (Brenda) Pulver of Shortsville, his daughter Sandra J. Palmer of Waterford, New York, stepson Gary (Marge) Gilbert of Luray, Virginia and their two sons Daniel and Corey Gilbert; four grandchildren, Justin Pulver, Tiffany Erb, Shawn Palmer and Darcie (Tom) Disonell; five great-grandchildren and countless nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by three sisters, eight brothers and the mother of his children Dorothy J. (Burgess) Pulver who passed in 2018.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Weston/Dundee--Carol Ann Strauss
, 79, of Weston passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Reading Community Church, Church Street, Reading Center, with the Rev. David Daniels officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tyrone Volunteer Ambulance Corp. or Fire Dept., P.O. Box 69, Tyrone, NY 14887 or the Wayne Fire Dept., P.O. Box 91, Wayne, NY 14893.
Carol was born Sept. 23, 1940 in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, a daughter of Lawrence Larue Holton and Mary Richardson Holton Graves. A lifelong area resident, Carol had worked at Penn Yan Boats and the Bradford Grocery, but a genuine people person, her true passion was interacting with people as a waitress, having worked at the former Starlight Diner in Kanona, Ranch 226, and for the past 20 years she had been employed by Curly's Family Restaurant in Watkins Glen, where she loved working alongside her daughter.
Ms. Strauss was a passionate member of the Reading Community Church.
She was loved by all who knew her, and will be dearly missed by her three sons Ricky (Anne) Strauss of South Bradford, Allan (Terry) Strauss of Bradford and Lewis (Julie) Strauss of Hornell; her daughter Carla M. (Duane) Ellison of Weston; 20 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; a sister Roberta Clark of South Carolina and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by the father of her children, Carl Strauss of Winston Salem, North Carolina; a son Gary Lynn Strauss, a sister Virginia Lee Coffey and a grandson Gregory Allan Strauss of Gibson, New York.
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.

Josephine L. Wigsten, 95, formerly of Watkins Glen and Horseheads, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020.
Josephine was born Nov. 18, 1924 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the daughter of John and Laura (Woodward) Lyman. She graduated from Elmira College in 1946 and married her husband Paul B. Wigsten, who predeceased her in 1993. She and her husband Paul operated Wigsten Farms in Horseheads until 1969. She retired from Conwell Oil Company in Elmira Heights. Josephine was a past president of the Horseheads Fire Dept. Women's Auxiliary.
She is survived by five children and their spouses, Paul Bradley (Bonnie) Wigsten of Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania, Bonnie (Edward) Wijkowski of Breesport, David (Nancy) Wigsten of Cape Coral, Florida, Jere (Kathy) Wigsten of Cayuta and Elizabeth (Jeffery) Weeks of Sterling, Alaska; and grandmother to Tracy Mirrione, Kelly Pereira, Cara Wijkowski, Michael Wijkowski, Elise Kolanach, Sarah Van Tassel, Nicholas Kolanach, Bradley Wigsten and Camryn Wigsten; eight great-grandchildren and sisters-in-law, Catherine (Henry) Hughes and Laura (John) Lyman.
Josephine was also predeceased by her brother and sisters, John Lyman, Mary Ellen Eaton and Elizabeth Lyman, and long-time family friend Albert Franzese.
She was a communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen.
The family will receive family and friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Friday, Jan. 17 from 4-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 N. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, Saturday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m.
Memorial donations may be made to charity of one's choice. The family would like to extend their thanks and gratitude to the staff at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility for their compassion and care of their mother in her final days.
You may express condolences to the family online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Death Notices
CONSTANCE M. "CONNIE" COOK
, 80, Jan 4, 2020. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
PEGGY JO COOPER, 78, Jan. 11, 2020. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
STEPHEN M. FUNDURULIC, 87, of Beaver Dams, Dec. 28, 2019 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
VICKI L. HEDDEN
, 66, Jan. 8, 2020. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
ROGER L. KENNERSON SR.
, 57, of Penn Yan, Jan. 7, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
JEFFREY M. KERRICK
, 60, Jan. 12, 2020. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
JAMES E. KNAPP
, 90, of Dundee, Jan. 13, 2020 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
ROBERT G. MORI
, 80, Jan. 9, 2020. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
CLAUDE A. PULVER
, 88, of Dundee, Jan. 11, 2020 at The Homestead in Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
CAROL A. STRAUSS, 79, of Weston, Jan. 7, 2020 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
JOSEPHINE L. WIGSTEN
, 95, formerly of Watkins Glen and Horseheads, Jan. 12, 2020. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 1/8/20

Keith Alvin Baker, 92, of Bradford died Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 at the Guthrie Corning Hospital surrounded by his children and friends. He was born Oct. 19, 1927 in Bradford, the son of George and Jane (Henderson) Baker. Mr Baker retired from the Corning Glass Center as an electrician after 44 years. He continued to farm beef cattle for several years until his grandson took over the farm. He was a lifetime member of St. Stanislaus Church and member of the Knights of Columbus Council 5147 in Bath. Mr. Baker was also a Bradford fireman and Cub Master. He served the town of Orange as the assessor, supervisor and board of review member. He was the Bradford Central School board president and member for several years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his children, Theresa (Brion, deceased) Cherock of Liverpool, Larry (Bonnie) Baker of Beaver Dams, Lorraine (Steve) Szilagyi of Liverpool, Joni (Brad) Keefer of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Bernard (Susan) Baker of Bradford, Roberta (Harry) Bailey of Bradford and Julie (Mark) Putnam of Beaver Dams; 15 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Helen Smolarz Baker; his brothers Ralph and Fred, sisters Marilyn Miller, Martha Sleve and Ruth Utter and his great-grandson, Kristian Keefer.
Family and friends were invited to St. Stanislaus Church in Bradford Saturday, Dec. 21 for visitation from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. followed by a memorial mass at noon with Father Pat Connor as celebrant. Burial of his cremains will be in the spring of 2020. Memorial donations in his name may be made to the St. Stanislaus Church in Bradford, the Tyrone Fire Department, Tyrone, and Bradford Fire Department, Bradford.
HAMMONDSPORT--Kathryn M. Davis, 80, of Waneta Lake Road, Hammondsport, passed away in the comfort of her home Dec. 30, 2019.
Kathryn was born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, the daughter of Alfred and Blanche Turner. She was predeceased by her parents and brother James Alfred Turner. Kathy worked as a bank teller at numerous banks.
She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Howard "Bob" Davis; sons Howard R. Davis Jr. and wife Lisa of Dundee; daughter Suzette Leonovich and husband John of Ocala, Florida; grandchildren, Jason Leonovich of Ocala, Florida, Jennifer Cobar and husband Walter of Middletown, Delaware and Trevor Davis (Sarah Houck) of Montour Falls; brother-in-law Philip Davis of Hammondsport, and numerous nieces and nephews.
According to her wishes, funeral services will be private. You may express condolences to the family online in her obituary at www.RoyceChedzoy.com. Arrangements entrusted to Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

Penn Yan--Judy Ann Cornelius, 68, of Penn Yan, formerly of Dundee, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 at The Homestead in Penn Yan.
Friends were invited to call from 6-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6 at the Weldon Funeral Home, 102 E. Main St., Penn Yan, where a memorial service was held at 7 p.m. with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating. Inurnment will be in Lakeview Cemetery in the spring.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Parkinson Disease Assoc., 60 Bay St., Staten Island, NY 10301 or the Humane Society of Yates County, P.O. Box 12, Penn Yan, NY 14527.
Judy was born Jan. 18, 1951 in Penn Yan, one of three daughters of the late John H. and Korleen B. (Calhoun) Joyce. She graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 1969. On April 2, 1977 she married Donald L. Cornelius Jr. who passed away Sept. 28, 2013. A lifelong area resident, Judy was a former bus driver for the Penn Yan School District.
In her spare time, she enjoyed baking, especially banana bread and fudge; she loved shopping, plants and catching up on the latest gossip. But everyone who knew her always knew that a "Reese's Peanut Butter Cup" was the way to her heart.
She loved having her kids and grandkids around. She loved to just watch them playing, and being children. She found a way to laugh and enjoy them all even though she was sick.
She will be missed by her son Mark A. (Sharise) Shermer of Penn Yan; two daughters, Alicia A. (Holger Muehlhans) Shermer of Conway, South Carolina and Randi L. (Michael) Bergstresser also of Penn Yan; four grandchildren, Amber (Jason) Cowen, Kaley (Phil Hanlin) Bergstresser, Kyle Bergstresser and Sam Muehlhans; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Janet (Bill Sergent) Joyce of Stanley and Janine Perry of Penn Yan; mother-in- law Faye Cornelius of Bradford, Pennsylvania and several nieces and nephews.

Cyril E. Grover, 80, of Montour Falls passed away Dec. 19, 2019.
Cyril was rejoined in heaven by his first wife Velma Grover. He was also predeceased and joined in heaven by his parents Cyril and Belle Grover, daughter Tina Grover, brothers Elias (and his wife May) Grover and Frank Grover, and sister Alice Grover.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Ameigh Grover; his daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Scott Bradley; grandchildren Steven and Samantha; sister Winnie Autry and Judy's children Randy Ameigh, Tommy Ameigh and Pamela McCann and his fur buddies, dogs Colby, Heidi and Gigi, and cat Callie.
He graduated from Odessa- Montour high school and honorably served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked as a boiler operator at Cargill in Watkins Glen. His hobbies included his love for bowling, archery and square dancing.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Interment will be at Sugar Hill Cemetery with his first wife Velma Grover. Arrangements entrusted to Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

Doreen Alice Hall, 90, passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at Seneca View Skilled Nursing in Montour Falls.
Doreen was born In Coudersport, Pennsylvania April 14, 1929, the daughter of Jeannette (Callahan) and Roderick Duke. Doreen became a nurse after raising her eight children. She worked as a registered nurse for Willard in Ovid. Doreen and her late husband, Neil Patterson, relocated to Tennessee in the early 1980s, where they designed and built their octagon log home. While in Tennessee, she worked as a nurse at the local nursing home. They also volunteered in the Peace Corps and had served in Jamaica for two years in the late 1980s. She and Neil enjoyed traveling around the country visiting family and friends, as well as working as volunteer campground hosts in several federal and state campgrounds. She was an active member of the Hurricane Creek Baptist Church in Tennessee and the First Baptist Church in Watkins Glen. Doreen enjoyed reading, working puzzles and embroidery. Among her hobbies, Doreen enjoyed collecting rocks from everywhere, "A LOT OF ROCKS."
Doreen is survived by her eight children, Linda (Anthony) Compton-Bond, Gary (Diane) Patterson, David (Ruth) Patterson, Norman Patterson, Rhonda (Bill) Quade, Lisa (Leonard) Orr, Amy (Ken) Vernarsky and Jeannette Patterson; 24 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; her twin sister Maurine Beverage and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Doreen was predeceased by her husbands, Neil Patterson and Russell Hall, and her great-granddaughter, Huntley Coombes.
A Celebration of Doreen's Life will be planned and announced in March of 2020. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Burdett Fire Dept., PO Box 238, Burdett, NY 14818 or to the American Cancer Society, 1120 Goodman St. South, Rochester, NY 14620. Fond memories of Doreen may be shared with her family and friends at www.haughey-woodfuneralhome.com.

Ashley A. Jerzak, 33, of Burdett passed away Dec. 27, 2019.
Ashley was born July 30, 1986 and graduated from Odessa-Montour Central School in 2004. Ashley worked at the Cayuga Medical Center Emergency Room Department and was a certified EMT. She was also the immediate-past vice-president and volunteer for the Burdett Fire Department.
Ashley is survived by her loving family, including her husband James "Jamie" Jerzak, daughter Jaden Jerzak, son Chase Jerzak, stepdaughter Mercedes Jerzak, mother Yvonne (Steven) Schaffhouser, father Ronnie Rea (Amanda Underhill), grandparents Mitchell and Beverly Rea, brothers and sister Jesse (Tarra) Rea, Alexa Peppard and Brett Rea; father-in-law and mother-in-law David and Diane Jerzak, step-granddaughter Maddy, uncles Pete Goodrich, James Goodrich and Steven Peppard, and nephew Vince Rea.
She was predeceased by her grandparents, Herbert and Marylou Peppard, and Aunt Terri Goodrich.
Ashley loved animals and always wanted to be a veterinary technician. But instead she found her true purpose in life helping people as an EMT, fire fighter and ER staff. She enjoyed her work and took great pride in helping people. Ashley was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.
A celebration of her life was held Thursday, Jan. 2 at the Burdett Fire Department. The family received friends at the fire department from 5-6 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help cover funeral expenses or support the family. A donation link may be found at wwww.GoFundMe.com and search "Ashley Jerzak Funeral Expense and Family Fund."
You may "Light a Candle of Remembrance" or leave an online condolence of support for the family in her obituary at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Dundee--David F. Marusarz, 75, of the town of Tyrone passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019 in the comfort of his home.
Honoring his wishes there will be no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family on a date to be announced.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Tyrone Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 69, Tyrone, NY 14887.
David was born April 6, 1944 in Penn Yan, the oldest son of the late Andrew and Irene (Westfall) Marusarz. He graduated as a star member of the wrestling team, and member of the Agricultural group of Dundee Central School in 1962. On Oct. 23, 1965 in Second Milo Baptist Church he married the former Donna L. Hall. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1965-1971. A lifelong local resident and part time farmer, David was employed for over 24 years by Taylor Wine in Hammondsport, retiring in 1987 due to a heart attack.
Mr. Marusarz was a member of the Dundee American Legion Bradley-Jessop Post #660, the NRA and was a former member and trustee of the Fundamental Baptist Church in Dundee. In his spare time, he enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening and farming, and could always be found tinkering with something.
He will be missed by his wife of 54 years, Donna L. Marusarz at home; a son, Kyle D. (Kim) Marusarz of Perry, New York; two daughters, Jennifer L. Marusarz of Horseheads and Leandra D. (David) Smail of Canton, Georgia; five grandchildren, Andrew David, Katherine and Jessica Marusarz and Nicholas and Elena Smail; a brother, Sam (Cathy) Marusarz of Dundee and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister Rosemary Combs in 2006.
Arrangements entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

WAYNE--Stephen Paul McCann, 64, of Wayne passed away Jan. 2, 2020 at Geneva General Hospital. He was born in Bath to Paul and Martha McCann. He was a lifelong resident of Wayne and graduated from Hammondsport Central School in 1974. He worked in the vineyard his whole life. He started his career working for Vincent D'Ingianni, transitioned to Taylor Wine and retired from Doyle Vineyard Management in June 2017. He was a volunteer fireman for the Wayne Fire Department and served on the board of commissioners for many years.
He was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Martha McCann. He is survived by his daughter, Erin McCann (Nate Cook) of Wayne; two granddogs, Aldo and Tiny; three brothers, Michael (Mary) McCann of Wayne, Kevin (Patricia) McCann of Savona and Roger (Chris) McCann of Sun City Center, Florida; several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family will hold a celebration of life at the Wayne Fire Department Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. There will be a private graveside service in the spring at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Wayne Fire Department at P.O. Box 91, Wayne, NY, 14893 or to the American Cancer Society at 1120 South Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620.

Eleanor R. Personius, 80, of Watkins Glen passed away Dec. 26, 2019.
Eleanor was born in Watkins Glen June 1, 1939, the daughter of Perry and Lillian (Goodrich) Personius.
She is survived by two sons, AJ Peters of Watkins Glen and Bill (Yolanda) Peters of Tennessee; sister Ruth Simpson of Watkins Glen, friend Linette (Daryl) Vary of Watkins Glen, friend and former husband Terry Messersmith of Millport and five step-grandchildren.
She enjoyed working at Mr. Chicken in Watkins Glen and retired after working there for almost 30 years.
According to her wishes, there are no funeral services. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
You may express condolences to the family online in her obituary at www.RoyceChedzoy.com. Arrangements entrusted to Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

Amy Reges, 63, of Hector, passed away Dec. 10, 2019 after a courageous bout with lymphoma. Amy was an artist, sculptor, animal communicator, animal trainer (dogs, cats, horses, caribou) and lover of all animals especially her labs, of which she had many that she trained in obedience and show. She loved to paint, sew, cook, garden, bird watch, and drink fine wine. Yoga, animal communication and a spiritual understanding of the universe kept her grounded and also provided for a loving and good energy household.
She leaves behind her dogs Nissa and Tonto, cat Monique and loving husband Jim. There will be no services but a party for her when the weather is warm (July 11, 2020). Donations in her memory can be made to the Schuyler County Humane Society (schuylerhumane.org).

Yolanda Roccisano, 87, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. Yolanda was a giving person who embraced her nieces and nephews in lieu of having a family of her own. She was a second mother to many of us and her times devoted to us were cherished times in our lives. Yolanda was an artist at heart who was accomplished at drawing and had an affinity for modern and classical music.
She was predeceased by her parents, Theresa and Dominick Roccisano; brother and sister-in-law, James and Palma Roccisano of Brooklyn; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Joseph Paradiso of S. Chicago Heights and sister and brother-in-law, Julia and William Simiele of Watkins Glen. Yolanda is survived by sisters Anna Tufty-Reeves and Jennie Roccisano of California, and several nieces and nephews.
Thank you to all of the caregivers at Schuyler Hospital Skilled Nursing, as the staff extended many kindnesses to Yolanda during her extended stay there.
Yolanda was a member of St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church.
A viewing was held at the Link at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen, Monday, Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. Fond memories of Yolanda may be shared with her family and friends at www.haughey-woodfuneralhome.com.

Sally A. (Veitch) Schouten, 72, of 2664 Church Road, Reading Center, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester.
Sally was born June 11, 1947 in Newport, Wales, United Kingdom, the daughter of the late Adam R. and Ruby E. (Watkins) Veitch. She was a graduate of Bay Ridge high school, Brooklyn.
In addition to her parents, Sally was predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Jennifer Schouten. Sally is survived by her beloved husband of 52 years, Tyler Schouten of Reading Center; son, Stephen Schouten of Williamsville; son and daughter-in-law Adam and Jaclyn Schouten of Rock Stream; brother and sister-in-law Jamie and Diane Veitch of Saratoga Springs; grandchildren Tyler Schouten of Waverly and Ryan Schouten of Williamsville.
To honor Sally's wishes, there will be no calling hours or service. Memorial donations may be made to the Watkins Glen Public Library or the B. Thomas Golisano Hope Lodge Hospitality House, 1120 South Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620. To leave the family a message of condolence, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Celia (Cole) Scott, 93, of Montour Falls passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2019 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. She was born in Montour Falls March 23, 1926, the daughter of Raymond and Agnes Cole.
Celia enjoyed crossword puzzles, NASCAR, long rides and eating out. She was predeceased by her husband, Philip; two brothers, Clifford and Albert Cole; and by one sister, Loretta Johnson.
She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Ridley of Watkins Glen and Doreen and Ralph Wilson of Elko, Georgia; two sons, David and Betty Scott of Montour Falls and Matt and Robin Scott of Watkins Glen; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at Montour Cemetery in the spring at a date and time to be announced. Contributions may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home in Montour Falls. To leave the family a message of condolence, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT L. SMITH, 77, of Newfield passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca with his family by his side. Born in Binghamton, New York June 12, 1942, he was the son of Robert and Helen (Best) Smith. He retired from PepsiCo after 30 years, then went to work part-time for Napa Auto Parts.
Robert served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Loyal Order of Moose, both of Ithaca. In his free time, he was an avid reader, enjoyed watching sports and loved spending time with his family and close friends, Fran Martak and Don Cacciotti.
Robert is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Brenda (Edwards) Smith; children, Bobbi (Tony) Cirulli and Tammy Quick (Phil Westmiller); sister, Ann Robinson; grandchildren, Ashley (Corey) Irwin, Alyssa Brown, Dylan Cirulli ("toast to toast, Poppy"); great-grandchildren, Lydia Irwin, twins expected in June and Evalynn Brown; sister-in-law, Sherry Edwards (Amy Williams); brother-in-law, Bill Edwards (Sue); many nephews, one niece and his beloved cat, Ani.
There was a Celebration of Life at the Loyal Order of the Moose in Ithaca Jan. 4 from 2-6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Newfield Public Library or a charity of choice.

Death Notices
VITA J. ABATE, 89, of Watkins Glen, Dec. 23, 2019 at home. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
KEITH A. BAKER, 92, of Bradford, Dec. 16, 2019. Arrangements by Fagan's Funeral Home, Bath.
JUDY A. CORNELIUS, 68, of Penn Yan, Dec. 28, 2019 at The Homestead, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
KATHRYN M. DAVIS, 80, of Hammondsport, Dec. 30, 2019 at home. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
RONNE J. DOAN, 69, of Penn Yan, Dec. 17, 2019 at home. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
LINDA J. DOTY, 70, Jan. 4, 2020. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
BRIDGETTE E. FAIRBROTHER, 33, Jan. 2, 2020. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
DAVID H. GOODSELL, 66, of Penn Yan, Dec. 29, 2019. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
CYRIL E. GROVER, 80, of Montour Falls, Dec. 19, 2019. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
DOREEN A. HALL, 90, Dec. 23, 2019 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
DEBRA A. HARRINGTON, 54, of Horseheads, Dec. 29, 2019. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
ASHLEY A. JERZAK, 33, of Burdett, Dec. 27, 2019. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
DAVID F. MARUSARZ, 75, of Tyrone, Dec. 22, 2019 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
STEPHEN P. MCCANN, 64, of Wayne, Jan. 2, 2020 at Geneva General Hospital. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
LORIE A. NELSON, 49, Dec. 21, 2019. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
ELEANOR R. PERSONIUS, 80, of Watkins Glen, Dec. 26, 2019. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
AMY REGES, 63, of Hector, Dec. 10, 2019. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
SHIRLEY A. REINDOLLAR, 79, of Dexter, New York, formerly of Penn Yan, Dec. 29, 2019 at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
YOLANDA ROCCISANO, 87, Dec. 20, 2019. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
SALLY A. SCHOUTEN, 72, of Reading Center, Dec. 26, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
CELIA SCOTT, 93, of Montour Falls, Dec. 23, 2019 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
GERALDINE E. SHAUL, 85, of Watkins Glen, Dec. 29, 2019 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
ROBERT L. SMITH, 77, of Newfield, Dec. 8, 2019 at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca. Arrangements by Bangs Funeral Home, Ithaca.

Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 1/1/20

BRADFORD--Keith Alvin Baker, 92, of Bradford died Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 at the Guthrie Corning Hospital surrounded by his children and friends. He was born Oct. 19, 1927 in Bradford, the son of George and Jane (Henderson) Baker. Mr Baker retired from the Corning Glass Center as an electrician after 44 years. He continued to farm beef cattle for several years until his grandson took over the farm. He was a lifetime member of St. Stanislaus Church and member of the Knights of Columbus Council 5147 in Bath. Mr. Baker was also a Bradford fireman and Cub Master. He served the town of Orange as the assessor, supervisor and board of review member. He was the Bradford Central School board president and member for several years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his children: Theresa (Brion, deceased) Cherock of Liverpool, Larry (Bonnie) Baker of Beaver Dams, Lorraine (Steve) Szilagyi of Liverpool, Joni (Brad) Keefer of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Bernard (Susan) Baker of Bradford, Roberta (Harry) Bailey of Bradford and Julie (Mark) Putnam of Beaver Dams; 15 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Helen Smolarz Baker; his brothers Ralph and Fred, sisters Marilyn Miller, Martha Sleve and Ruth Utter and his great-grandson, Kristian Keefer.
Family and friends were invited to St. Stanislaus Church in Bradford Saturday, Dec. 21 for visitation from 10-12 followed by a Memorial Mass at noon with Father Pat Connor as celebrant. Burial of his cremains will be in the spring of 2020. Memorial donations in his name may be made to the St. Stanislaus Church in Bradford, the Tyrone Fire Department, Tyrone and Bradford Fire Department, Bradford.

Gerald F. Tobey, 82, of Watkins Glen passed away Dec. 16, 2019.
The family received friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Sunday, Dec. 22 from 1-4 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Reception will be announced; private burial at Lakeview Cemetery.
He was born May 28, 1937, son of Harry and Thelma Tobey; he attended school in Elmira and Watkins Glen, graduating in 1956. He worked as a teenager and his entire adult life at his father's bakery. Tobe's Bake Shop was started in 1952, with Jerry buying the business in 1973, moving it from its Franklin Street location to the corner of Fourth and Decatur and retiring in 1998. He also established, owned and ran Tobey's Bakery Elmira located first on 14th Street then Upper Lake Road in the mid 1960s to early 1970s. His son Jeff opened Tobey's Donut Shop in 2016 in the same location.
Jerry served in the Naval Reserve Surface Division 3-62 from 1954-1962. He was a member of the BPOE Elks Lodge #1546 of Watkins Glen, Moose Lodge #426 Montour Falls, Montour Mechanics Club, American Legion Post #676 of Odessa and the Seneca Lake Duck Hunters Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoying big game hunting in Wyoming and Colorado, but most of his time was spent making sure his business ran smoothly.
He was predeceased by his parents, brother Alan Tobey, sister-in-law Kay Wellman Tobey, nephew Justin Tobey and companion Elizabeth Barrows.
He is survived by his three children, Jeffrey (Lorena) Tobey of Rock Stream, Kathy (David) Crans of Watkins Glen and Kelly (Bryan) Bernal of Elmira; brother, James Tobey of Odessa; grandchildren, Jessica Crans of Nashville, Tennessee, Sarah (Charlie) Scaptura of Watkins Glen, Amanda (John) Morrison of Durham, North Carolina, Jamie Tobey of Rock Stream, Christopher Bernal of Elmira, Michael Bernal of Elmira; great-grandchildren, Hailey and Brady Morrison, Kade Westervelt, Maria Scaptura and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Those wishing may consider a memorial donation in his memory to Care First, 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY 14870 (or online at CareFirstNY.org).
Condolences or remembrances may be expressed to the family online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Dundee--Amelia A. Woodruff, 91, of Lakemont passed away peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 at Keuka Comfort Care Home, in Penn Yan.
Friends are invited to call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6 in the Link at St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church, 905 North Decatur St., Watkins Glen, where a Memorial Mass will follow at 11 a.m. with Father Steven Lape officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Amelia was born Aug. 7, 1928 in Mexico City, the daughter of Joseph and Natalia (Ayona) Pina. After graduating from high school, she attended a music conservatory for five years, graduated with a diploma and became an accomplished professional singer for over 30 years traveling throughout Central, South and North America including the states of California, Arizona and Texas. In October of 1970, she married Harold L. Woodruff who passed away Aug. 12, 1988. Aside from her musical prowess, Amelia was an avid gardener vastly studying and vigorously planting a wide range of trees, shrubs and flowers on her property. As a person she had many attributes. She was intelligent, strong, courageous, wise, cheerful, kind, loving, generous and was well-liked.
Mrs. Woodruff was a devoted member of St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church.
She is loved and will be dearly missed by her son Chris T. Woodruff with whom she made her home. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband she was predeceased by a brother Joaquim Pina in 2002.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Death Notices
NORMAN B. COVERT, 78, of Burdett, Dec. 15, 2019. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
CLARA H. HOOVER, 96, of Montour Falls, Dec. 15, 2019. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
ROGER HURLBERT, 68, Dec. 10, 2019 at home. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
GARY A. KING, 75, Dec. 13, 2019. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
CAROL MANN, 81, of Penn Yan, Dec. 14, 2019 at Penn Yan Manor. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
SHARON M. SHAVER, 74, of Hammondsport, Dec. 14, 2019. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
GERALD F. TOBEY, 82, of Watkins Glen, Dec. 16, 2019. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
RAYMOND E. WELKER, 89, Dec. 14, 2019. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
CLIFFORD H. WOOD, 93, of Penn Yan, formerly of Hammondsport, Dec. 13, 2019 at Keuka Comfort Care Home. Arrangements of Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
AMELIA A. WOODRUFF, 91, of Lakemont, Dec. 17, 2019 at Keuka Comfort Care Home, Penn Yan.










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