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Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 12/12/18

Death Notices
CHRISTINE E. ANDERSEN, 71, of Penn Yan, Dec. 1, 2018 at home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
MARGARET A. ELLIOTT, 91, of Watkins Glen, Dec. 2, 2018 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
JUNE R. ESTEP, 88, of Montour Falls, Dec. 1, 2018 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 12/5/18

Harvey Bishop, 66 of Watkins Glen, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 27, 2018.
Harvey was born in Walton, New York, the son of Mary and Harvey Bishop Sr. and served in the US Army after high school. Harvey was known for his sense of humor and many expressions that he always shared with friends. He will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his wife Lisa Bishop; two daughters, Kimberly (Charles) Smith of Penn Yan and Heather (Brian) Dumka of New Hampshire; five step-children, Jessica LeRoux of Bath, Brandie Perry of Tyrone, Edward Perry III of Rochester, Justin Perry of Corning and Raymond Perry of Rochester; two brothers, Larry (Shelly) Bishop of Farmington and Robert (Joyce) Bishop of Walton; sister, Rosie Bishop of Indiana; his dog and best buddy, Suzie Q; and 10 grandchildren.
Harvey worked as a lineman for Frontier Communications in Dundee before retiring and recently Southern Finger Lakes Equipment in Watkins Glen. He also served as a former Tyrone Town Supervisor. His favorite hobby was rebuilding and restoring old tractors, and especially using and working on John Deere equipment.
The family received friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen Monday, Dec. 3 from 4-6 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 6 p.m. Interment with military honors will be held at Bath National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. You may express condolences to the family or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Nicholas J. Dugo, 72, of Watkins Glen died Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 at Robert Packer Hospital after a short illness. Nick was born Dec. 18, 1945, in Bath, the son of the late Joseph and Elaine (Bly) Dugo. Nick first met his future wife Sue when they were in kindergarten together, and have been best friends ever since. Nick graduated from Haverling high school in 1963, along with Sue. He attended Corning Community College and graduated in 1965, serving as vice-president of the Student Association while there. Nick earned his BA degree in 1967 and MA in 1968 from the University at Albany. At U Albany he was as chairman of the Special Events Board of the Student Association, and also worked as an aide to Assemblyman Charles D. Henderson and as a guide in the NYS Capitol. He and Sue were married at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Bath in August 1968.
Nick was a history teacher and later department coordinator at Watkins Glen high school from 1973 until his retirement in 2006. He was the senior class advisor for most of those years, planning and escorting 30 senior trips to Washington D.C., producing the annual school play, supervising proms, and other class activities. Nick also served as student council advisor at the same time, instituting the Homecoming parade, sponsoring blood banks, voter registration drives, and raising thousands of dollars for graduation scholarships and other student activities.
Nick was an active communicant of St. James' Episcopal Church in Watkins Glen, serving as warden since 1975, chairman of the finance committee, and choir member. He also was chairman and chief cook at parish dinners, arranged the flowers for the Altar, and supervised holiday decorating of the church. He formerly was moderator of SE District of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester and as a Diocesan delegate to conventions. He had been a committee member and former treasurer of the Episcopal Parishes of Schuyler County. Nick was elected to the position of Watkins Glen Village Justice on a write-in ballot 1987, and continued in that position until he retired in 2015. He served as secretary of Watkins Glen Housing Authority from 1981 to 2010, was a charter member of WG-MF Lions Club and in his later years he worked at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home greeting guests and driving the hearse.
Nick enjoyed spending summers at their cottage at Lake Ondowa. As a hobby, he made custom doll houses for family, friends and the church. He was also an avid reader and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. He enjoyed spending time with his family and will be remembered for his pies and his chocolate torte.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Susann (Wintle) Dugo; daughter, Amy (Michael) Lingg of Williamsport; son, Peter Dugo (Kimberly O'Connor) of Corning; grandsons, Steven and Ryan Lingg; brothers and sisters, Josette (Alan) Stuart, Chuck (Linette) Dugo, Julie Dugo (Robert Jeffery), Danny (Valerie) Dugo, Sharon (Hank) Stanhope; sisters-in-law, Carol Wintle (Larry Blumsack) and Alis (Jim) Sefick; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Dugo.
Visitation was held Thursday, Nov. 29 from 3-7 p.m. at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen. A Requiem Eucharist was held Friday, Nov. 30 at 11:30 a.m. at St. James' Episcopal Church, 112 Sixth St. Watkins Glen, followed by burial at Nondaga Cemetery at 3:30 p.m., Bath. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James' Episcopal Church. Flowers also accepted. You may express condolences to the family or "Light a Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Mary Louise Fowler, 83, of Puryear, Tennessee, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at her residence in Puryear, Tennessee.
She graduated from Dundee Central School in Dundee, then graduated from Arnot Ogden Nursing School in Elmira. Louise retired from the health care field after working many years as a registered nurse. She devoted her life to her work as an RN, serving in hospital nurseries her entire career. She enjoyed spending time at the senior center in Murray, Kentucky. She was a Christian, attending several churches and was Methodist in faith.
Louise was born Sept. 15, 1935, in Hoboken, New Jersey, to Clarence Ferry and Mary Elizabeth Robinson Ferry Christensen.
She first married John Fowler Sr., then married William Fred Nelson, both of whom preceded her in death.
She is survived by one daughter, Sally Rebecca Fowler of Puryear, Tennessee; two sons, John F. Fowler III of Puryear, Tennessee and Robert Burnside (Jennifer) Fowler of Kannapolis, North Carolina; one sister, Edith (Dan) Mclachlan of Moscow, Idaho; one brother, Carl Christensen of Corning; five grandchildren, Jack Fowler Drake, Russell Boardman, Jacob Fowler, Josh Fowler and Zach Fowler; and three great-grandchildren, Addyson Drake, Emma Drake and Shelby Fowler.
Along with her parents and husbands, she was also preceded in death by one brother, Ed Ferry.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, Tennessee. The body is to be cremated with no services planned.

Julia Roccisano Simiele, 83, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. She was predeceased by her husband, William "Captain Bill" Simiele; brother, James Roccisano of Brooklyn; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Joseph Paradiso of S. Chicago Heights. Julia is survived by children, Gina (Dan) Backer of Florida and Mark (Michelle) Simiele of Watkins Glen; grandchildren, Jacqueline (Mike) St. Germain, William, Antonio and Christopher Simiele, Alexis and Mariah Gonzalez and eight great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters, Yolanda, Anna and Jennie Roccisano; sister-in-law, Carmela Simiele; several nieces and nephews--special thanks to Karen and David Palma, Mary Pat and Joe Zagone and Phil Simiele for all of their help during her illness. She was also blessed with several good friends who visited her often during her illness: Anna Jean DeDominicis, Mary Cook, Peggy Field and Angie Morelli.
The family would like to thank Dr. Saks, Amanda Kinsman and the very attentive and caring staff at Schuyler Hospital for their extreme kindness during her long hospital stay. Also a special thanks to these wonderful ladies who enabled her to live at home: Lori Stone, Sandy Dykshorn, Christie Standish, Jackie Bowen, Janice Potter and Kelly Hoyt.
Julia was a member of St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church. Per her wishes, there were no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a contribution to the Humane Society of Schuyler County, PO Box 427, Montour Falls, NY 14865.
Fond memories of Julia may be shared with her family and friends at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com.

DUNDEE--Sandra Mae Pixley, Feb. 10, 1944--Dec. 1, 2018. Predeceased by parents, Gertrude and Howard Burger; her children, Theresa and Clinton Johnson; and sister, Bessie Barrett. Survived by sons, Melvin and Cheyenne Johnson; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, Howard (Cheryl), Frank (Connie) and Douglas (Lorna) Burger; sister, Lynda (Lynn) Burger McEvoy; many nieces, nephews and good friends.
Friends may attend her Graveside Service, Saturday, 3 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Route 20A, Geneseo.
To share a memory or condolence, please visit alhartfuneralhome.com.

Death Notices
HARVEY BISHOP, 66, of Watkins Glen, Nov. 27, 2018. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
NICHOLAS J. DUGO, 72, of Watkins Glen, Nov. 26, 2018 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
NORA E. DYER, 83, Dec. 1, 2018. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
ELIZABETH M. FINGAR, 99, of Rochester, Nov. 29, 2018. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
Mary L. Fowler, 83, of Puryear, Tennessee, Nov. 29, 2018, at home. Arrangements by Ridgeway Funeral Home, Paris, Tennessee.
SANDRA M. PIXLEY, 74, Dec. 1, 2018. Arrangements by Alhart Funeral Home, Caledonia.
CARL E. RANIEWICZ, 92, of Elmira Heights, Nov. 21, 2018 at St. Joseph's Skilled Nursing Unit. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
JULIA R. SIMIELE, 83, of Watkins Glen, Nov. 29, 2018. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 11/28/18

Dundee/Fredon, New Jersey--Mary Rose Armstrong, 89, of Dundee, formerly of New Jersey, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan.
Honoring her wishes there were no prior calling hours. A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Newton VFW Post 5360, 85 Mill St., Newton, New Jersey.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Newton VFW Post 5360, 85 Mill St., Newton, NJ 07860 or to Masonic Harmony Lodge #8 F&AM, 519 US-206, Newton, NJ 07860.
Mary was born Nov. 22, 1928 in Newton, New Jersey, the daughter of Kenneth W. and Esther (Lord) Fritts. She graduated from Newton, New Jersey high school in 1947. On June 21, 1947 in Andover, New Jersey she married William J. Armstrong. They have lived in Dundee since 1988, previously of Fredon, New Jersey where she was a farm wife, and had driven school bus in Andover. Mrs. Armstrong was a former member of F.F.A. Future Farmers of America and a former member of the Newton VFW Ladies Auxiliary, having transferred to the Dundee VFW. She loved horses and truly enjoyed gambling and casinos.
She will be dearly missed by her husband of 71 years, William J. "Bill" Armstrong at home in Dundee; four sons, Ted W. (Carol Scott) Armstrong of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, Thomas J. (Sue) Armstrong, Kenneth W. (Cheryl) Armstrong and Allan T. (Laurie) Armstrong, all of Newton, New Jersey; two daughters, Jacqueline L. "Jackie" (Wayne) Cosh of Dundee and Jill K. (Steve) Metzgar also of Newton, New Jersey; 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, two great- great-grandchildren; a brother, Courtney "Pete" (Page) Fritts of Peachtree, Georgia; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was pre-deceased by two sisters, Patricia Beebe and Virginia Westbrook.
Arrangements by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

TYRONE--Norma "Jean" Eldridge, 93, of Tyrone, passed away Nov. 9, 2018.
Jean was born Feb. 6, 1925 in Montour Falls, the daughter of Clyde and Nellie Potts. She worked at Corning Glass and was an accomplished toll painter and crafter. She was predeceased by her parents, a brother Clarence Potts and sister Selma Fish. She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Gene Eldridge; son and daughter-in-law, David and Karen Eldridge of Lakeland, Florida (formerly Pine City); and one grandson and his wife, Brian and Ally Eldridge of North Tonawanda, New York.
According to her wishes there are no public services. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family at Hector Union Cemetery in Burdett. You may express condolences to the family online, or "Light A Candle of Remembrance" at www.RoyceChedzoy.com. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

Eva M. Gottshall, 79, of Eureka, Illinois, passed away at 12:28 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 at her residence.
Eva was born on Oct. 12, 1939 in Dundee to Charles B. and Eva Maedore (Clark) Cady. She was given the name Eva in honor of her mother and aunt. She married Paul L. Gottshall May 22, 1959, in Dundee. Paul passed away April 2, 2018, and so they enjoyed 58 years of marital bliss.
Survivors include two daughters, Lorraine (Dan) Wilson of Plano, Texas and Amy (Chuck) Ely of Seattle, Washington; one son, Paul C. (Arlene) Gottshall of Washington, Illinois; two brothers, Lloyd (Barb) Cady of New Iberia, Louisiana and Duane (Pat) Cady of Dundee; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Charlie (Judy) Cady and one son who died shortly after birth.
Eva was a devoted Christian and a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. The family has many fond memories and pictures of Eva with the family, always with a smile on her face. She was an active member of Living Faith Fellowship Church in Eureka, and a member of the Woodford County Historical Society for many years. In previous years she was very involved in community events, was a board member and volunteer of the Eureka Et Cetera Shop and was President of the Eureka Women's Club. Eva also enjoyed gardening, bowling, sewing, time on their Christmas tree farm and collecting antiques.
Eva graduated with a degree in nursing alongside her daughter Lorraine in 1980, and worked as a registered nurse at Eureka College and Eureka Hospital for many years until she retired.
Visitation and funeral services will be held. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka, Illinois. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. preceded by a 10 a.m. visitation at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. Pastor Brett Woerner of Living Faith Fellowship Church will officiate. Burial will be in Olio Township Cemetery in Eureka, Illinois.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Living Faith Fellowship Church Building Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.argoruestmanharris.com.

Julia "Judy" (Smith) Scaptura, 91, of Montour Falls passed away Nov. 19, 2018. She was predeceased by her husband Rocco R. Scaptura, sister Tina DeMott and brother Charlie Smith. She is survived by daughters, Kathleen (Pat) Fennell and Constance (Carl) Chiacchierini; son Richard "Rocco" (Laurie) Scaptura; and seven grandchildren, Jacqueline (Peter) Platt, Timothy (Allison) Fennell, Corinne (Michael) Salvaggio, Christie Jones, Cheri (Brian) McDermott, Anthony (Tania) Scaptura and Charles (Sarah) Scaptura. She is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and sister-in-law, Donna Smith.
Judy was a life-long communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church, where she was an active member of St. Mary's Guild; a member of Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary, a member of the WGHS Alumni Association, a member of the Mechanics Club and Women of the Moose.
She loved being with her family, especially on holidays. She also enjoyed playing cards, lunch with her special friends on Fridays, "coffee hour" weekday mornings with the staff of Catharine Court, and breakfast on Sunday mornings with her special friends from St. Mary's Church.
The family received friends and relatives at the Link room area at St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church, 905 N. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, Saturday, Nov. 24 from 9-11 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at 11 a.m. and burial at Holy Cross Cemetery.
For those wishing to remember Julia, you may consider a donation in her memory to St. Mary's of the Lake Church or the Watkins Glen Fire Company. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

Death Notices
WILLIAM H. ALLYN, 76, of Ulster, Pennsylvania, Nov. 14, 2018. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
MARY R. ARMSTRONG, 89, of Dundee, formerly of New Jersey, Nov. 16, 2018 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
NORMA "JEAN" ELDRIDGE, 93, of Tyrone, Nov. 9, 2018. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
EVA M. GOTTSHALL, 79, of Eureka, Illinois, Nov. 22, 2018 at home. Arrangements by Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, Eureka, Illinois.
NANCY J. KELCE, 56, of Montour Falls, Nov. 21, 2018. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
ELAINE A. LAFLER, 58, Nov. 24, 2018. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
JULIA "JUDY" SCAPTURA, 91, of Montour Falls, Nov. 19, 2018. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 11/21/18

Thomas Leslie Couch, 84, of Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at the Guthrie Memorial Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda, Pennsylvania.
Tom was born Nov. 18, 1933, in Odessa, the son of William Leslie and Christine Ely Couch. He spent his youth in Odessa, and graduated from Odessa Central School in 1952. He enjoyed a high school experience of many sports, but excelled in track and the high jump. Shortly thereafter, he joined the U.S. Army and spent the next two years in Germany, being discharged in 1955 with the rank of Corporal. For a short period of time he joined with his uncle Jim Ely at the Crane & Hoist Corp. in Montour Falls, where he remained until 1959. He took a job offer in Vestal, New York with Modern Design Corp. In the meantime, he was married in 1957 to his wife, the former Patricia Clayson. In 1958, their first son, Jeffery, was born. They resided in Binghamton, and his drafting jobs were for GE, IBM and Link Aviation, all while employed by Modern Design. It was during the Space Race and he always recalled his experience working on the "LEM."
As programs with NASA began to shrink, there were fewer opportunities in his field. In 1962 the family, now having three sons, moved to Wyalusing, Pennsylvania. Tom commuted to the Triple Cities for a time. He soon decided to look for employment nearer home and secured a position with Taylor Beef, working in accounting. He also worked a short time with Arrow United Industries, and finally found a drafting position with Electro-Mechanical, in Sayre, Pennsylvania, where he remained for a number of years. Since they were a company working with military contracts, when the economy slowed, the company moved out. In the late 70s, he took an accounting job with Stroud's in Wysox, Pennsylvania, where he remained until the late 80s near the end of its operation. Thereafter, Tom found work locally with the Planing Mill in Wyalusing, and later with the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home.
During his first 20 years in Wyalusing, Tom served as Scoutmaster to Troop 8, something that he truly loved. Soon after his youngest son, Jim, received his Eagle Scout award, Tom decided to step aside. Within a short time, he learned of the Cub Scouts' real need of leadership and then took on that role, which lasted until his resignation in 2001. At that time he was surprised with a tribute in his honor held at the American Legion in Wyalusing. Many scouting families were in attendance and he was truly overwhelmed, especially seeing many of the young men who had become Eagle Scouts during his leadership years.
Tom served as a borough council member during the 70s. Also at this time he became a charter member of the Wyalusing Lions Club, where he went on to serve for many years, as both president and treasurer. He was a former member of Wyalusing American Legion Post #534.
Tom enjoyed family and the outdoors. During the boys' youth, camping was the main summer enjoyment. Later, when the four boys were no longer home, Tom and Pat purchased a sailboat which they kept on Seneca Lake in Watkins Glen. Sailing was the passion of both and they kept "Seneca Spirit" there for 20 years, until Tom finally declared "it's becoming more work than fun anymore."
Tom loved being a grandfather and that was a good thing, since there are 13, including three "greats."
Tom and Pat always looked forward to their get-away in Myrtle Beach, North Carolina, each fall, and in recent years also went in the spring to meet with their son, Jim, and family there.
Surviving are spouse Patricia at home, sons Jeffery (Natasha) Couch of Croton, New York, Joseph (Laura) Couch of Watkins Glen, Jay (Hannah) Couch of Wyalusing, Pennsylvania and James (Sharon) Couch of Lexington, Kentucky; brothers, James (Marjorie) Couch of Winchester, Virginia, William (Mary Jo) Couch of Perry City, New York, Terry (Eileen) Couch of Syracuse and Michael Couch of Horseheads; grandchildren, Neil (Lauren) Couch of Canton, Ohio, Breana (Andrew) Yessman of Montour Falls, Justin (Sarah) Couch of Kent, Ohio, Megan Couch of Bay City, Texas, Sarah Couch of Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, Anastasia Couch and Christina Couch of Croton, New York, Caroline Couch, Samuel Couch and Catherine Couch of Lexington, Kentucky; great-grandchildren, Tyler Couch of Watkins Glen, Julian Soule of Montour Falls, Jack Yessman of Montour Falls and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of his life was celebrated Sunday, Nov. 18, 3 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pennsylvania.
Friends called at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.
Military Honors were accorded by the U.S. Army Honors Detail.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Boy Scout Troop 8, c/o Douglas Brown, Treasurer, 1247 Sterling Hill Road, Wyalusing, PA 18853.
To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com.

Norma "Jean" Eldridge, 93, of Tyrone, passed away Nov. 9, 2018.
Jean was born Feb. 6, 1925 in Montour Falls, the daughter of Clyde and Nellie Potts. She worked at Corning Glass and was an accomplished toll painter and crafter. She was predeceased by her parents, a brother Clarence Potts and sister Selma Fish. She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Gene Eldridge; son and daughter-in-law, David and Karen Eldridge of Lakeland, Florida (formerly Pine City); and one grandson and his wife, Brian and Ally Eldridge of North Tonawanda, New York.
According to her wishes there are no public services. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family at Hector Union Cemetery in Burdett. You may express condolences to the family online, or "Light A Candle of Remembrance" at www.RoyceChedzoy.com. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

Clarence E. "Barnie" PARKER, 83, of Odessa passed away after a long illness, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 while a resident of Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, in Montour Falls.
He was born Jan. 29, 1935, in Barre Center, New York. He graduated from Albion high school in 1952 and received degrees from Cornell University and SUNY Cortland. He also served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1961. Barnie lived in North Collins, Addison, Hilton and Corning before settling into a long and rich life in Odessa, where was known as a top-notch barber, a kind and nurturing elementary school teacher, a wrestling coach and even an occasional school bus driver.
He served as a village trustee for many years and also on the Board of Assessment Review for the town of Catharine. He was a member of the Moose Club and the VFW and was a very active member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Catharine. Above all, Barnie was known as a great friend to many, always with a bright smile and quick wit.
Barnie was preceded in death by his mother and father, Frances and Edward Parker; his wife, Elizabeth "Cis" (née Thomas) Parker, and too many close friends to count. He is survived by his brother Henry Parker, sister Cheryl (Skee) Denson, daughter Margaret (Kevin) Wager, son Edward "Andy" Parker, grandchildren Ryan (Catrina Turner) DeBruin and Lauren Wager along with cousins, nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Barnie's rich legacy in their own way while awaiting a celebration of life to be announced at a future date. Burial in Highland Cemetery, Catharine, will be done at the family's convenience.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Memorial Fund of St. John's Episcopal Church, 5199 County Road 14, Odessa, NY 14869, moosecharities.org, heroes.vfw.org, or the O.M.C.S. Sports or Fine Arts Boosters.
The family is being assisted by the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen. Expressions of sympathy and remembrances may be expressed to the family online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Dawn Marie Pollack, 61, of Dundee passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 at Rochester's Strong Memorial Hospital with family and friends at bedside.
A celebration of life and love for Dawn (a.k.a. Be Nice to Dawn Day) will be held Saturday, Nov. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Seneca Lake Duck Hunters Club in Dresden. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Fire and Ambulance Corps, Union Street, Dundee.
Dawn was born Nov. 11, 1957 in Elmira, the daughter of the late Russell and Mary Fuller. She was a graduate of Dundee Central School. She earned a bachelor of science in nursing from Keuka College in Keuka Park. She was a past member of the Dundee Fire Department and the Dundee Ambulance Corp.
Dawn was an energetic and loving person. She was always willing to lend a hand to those in need, always there to guide and assist her family and friends. If something needed to be done, Dawn was the go-to. She enjoyed square dancing. She had a passion for primitive camping, reflected by her membership in the Keuka Lake Renegades and was appreciated for her singing, dancing and fun-loving ways. She loved her farm, her cows and her camp, but most of all she loved her family and friends.
She is survived by her loving spouse of 27 years, Mark (son of Michael and the late Shirley Pollack); her four children, Brady (Ada'lexia) Snell of West Palm Beach, Florida, daughter Amanda (Kyle) Hausman of Phelps, Justin Brown of Rochester and Jarod Brown (Brittney Austin--fiancée) of Dundee; three beloved grandchildren, Robert Snell (22) of Penn Yan, Bradon Snell (15) of Russellville, Alabama and Clayton Snell (8) of Phelps; three brothers, William P. (Jackie) Fuller of Horseheads, Russell E. (Bonnie) Fuller Jr. of Titusville, Florida and John P. (Joy) Fuller of Dundee; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, other family members, dear friend and sidekick John C. Close of Penn Yan and all the people who loved her in life. She will be missed by all.

Virginia B. Provorse, 89, of Wayne, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 at Taylor Health Center in Bath.
She is survived by her husband Earl Provorse, her children Bruce (Lawrence) Allen, Cheryl (Bob) Smith, Diane (Tom) Agor, Cindy (Kerry) Allen and Chris (Dawn) Allen, her six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
At her request there will be no calling hours.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are with the LaMarche Funeral Home, 35 Main St., Hammondsport.

Dundee--Richard A. "Dick'' Ryan, 93, of Dundee passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 at Keuka Comfort Care Home, in Penn Yan.
Richard was born Feb. 27, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan, son of Clarence Cargill and Helen Marie (McClure) Ryan.
During WW II he served as an infantryman in Bob Dole's platoon in the U.S. Army, 10th Mountain Division in Italy. In April 1945 Ryan saw extensive action pushing the Germans out of the Po Valley in northern Italy.
On June 14, 1947 in Newton, Massachusetts he married the former Janice Bail, who passed away after 68 years of marriage Oct. 13, 2015.
Having earned his PhD in biology from Cornell University, Dr. Ryan was a professor of biology for 35 years at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva until his retirement in 1987. While there he taught ornithology, botany and comparative anatomy. His love of wildlife endured until his death.
He is survived by a daughter, Barbara Ryan of Ithaca; two sons, Jonathan P. (Ann Sill) Ryan of Venice Center, New York and Stephen C. (Mary Fisher) Ryan of Ithaca; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a brother, Douglas Ryan of Old Saybrook, Connecticut; a sister, Susan Robertson of Kempton, Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews.
Honoring his wishes there are no prior calling hours, and services will be private and at the convenience of the family, though anyone who would like can send memorial contributions to Ontario-Yates County Hospice Assoc., 756 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva, NY 14456 or to the Keuka Comfort Care Home, P.O. Box, 107, Penn Yan, NY 14527.
The Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee is honored to handle the arrangements. Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Death Notices
THOMAS L. COUCH, 84, of Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, formerly of Odessa, Nov. 6, 2018 at Guthrie Memorial Skilled Nursing Unit, Towanda, Pennsylvania. Arrangements by P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, Wyalusing.
NORMA "JEAN" ELDRIDGE, 93, of Tyrone, Nov. 9, 2018. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
CLARENCE E. "BARNIE" PARKER, 83, of Odessa, Nov. 3, 2018 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
DAWN M. POLLACK, 61, of Dundee, Nov. 16, 2018 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
VIRGINIA B. PROVORSE, 89, of Wayne, Oct. 29, 2018 at Taylor Health Center, Bath. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
RICHARD A. "DICK" RYAN, 93, of Dundee, Nov. 15, 2018 at Keuka Comfort Care Home, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.










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