Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 6/19/19
Dundee--Thomas Clinton "Tom'' Phillips, 78, of Dundee, formerly of Penfield, died Father's Day, Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Keuka Comfort Care Home in Penn Yan.
The family will receive friends from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, June 21 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where a Celebration of His Life will be held at 7 p.m. with Pastor Joe Butler officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Keuka Comfort Care Home, P.O. Box 107, Penn Yan, NY 14527.
Tom was born Jan. 23, 1941 in Rochester, the son of Clinton and Mildred (Hendel) Phillips. After graduating high school he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was employed for 40 years by High Speed Hammer in Rochester before becoming a sales rep for On Line Control Systems of Newark, New York, finally retiring in 2012.
Mr. Phillips was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word. An avid sportsman, he belonged to the Irondequoit Fish & Game Club, the Penfield Gun Club, the NRA and was a Lifetime NYS hunting license holder.
He is dearly loved and will be forever missed by two sons, Thomas John (Gail Smith) Phillips of Webster and James B. (Judy) Phillips of Dundee; two daughters, Linda F. (Bart) Selby of Walworth and Lisa M. (Larry Kyle) Phillips of Martville, New York; 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; the mother of his children, Carol Mattice of Wolcott; a brother, John (Holly) Phillips of Pulteney; a sister, Carol Kryger of Churchville, New York along with several nieces, nephews, and "tons of friends."
He was pre-deceased by a sister, Marilyn McAllister, and his best friend Bud Rudolph.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
Barbara Ann (Magee) Ordway, 84, passed away May 25, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona. She was born Sept. 13, 1934 to Hugh and Charlotte Magee in Bath. Barbara grew up in the upper New York area with her parents and four siblings and graduated from Geneva high school in 1953. She enjoyed crocheting, dancing the polka and loved to cook. Barbara was a long time member of the Himrod Ladies Auxillary. After losing her husband Fred, she met Clair Parker with whom she relocated and made her home in Arizona.
She is survived by three children, Shirley Duran (Jim Allen), Roger (Karen) Quenan and Robert (Sherry) Quenan; three siblings, Virginia Covert, Ada Bedell and William Magee; 14 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and extended family.
Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Charlotte Magee; three daughters, Frances Olsen, Teresa Medina and Barbara Parenteau; brother, Hugh Magee; two grandsons, Robert Medina and Alan Quenan; husband Fred Ordway and life partner Clair Parker.
A memorial service will be held June 29 at 1 p.m. at the Living Word Chapel, 3941 W Hwy 77, Oracle, Arizona. Burial will be at the Grove Mount cemetery in Himrod at a later date.
Carolyn Mary Quirk, 89, a resident of Hyde Park since 1964 and formerly of Watkins Glen, died Sunday, June 9, 2019, at the Hudson Valley Rehabilitation & Extended Care Center in Highland.
Born March 18, 1930 in Watkins Glen, she was the daughter of Anthony and Roma Fraboni Franzese. A 1948 graduate of Watkins Glen high school, she was proud of being a drum majorette during her school years.
After raising a family, Mrs. Quirk worked as a bookkeeper for several local businesses, including the former Junior League Bargain Box in Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park Florist, and the former Banta's Steak & Stein.
An active communicant of Regina Coeli Church in Hyde Park, Carolyn could be often be found in the church's Adoration Chapel. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society and Mended Hearts Chapter 5.
On Sept. 1, 1951 in St. Mary's of the Lake Church, Watkins Glen, she married William Frederick Quirk. Her husband predeceased her April 12, 1995.
Survivors include her five children, Mark and Matthew Quirk, both of Hyde Park, Lynn Doyle and companion Timothy Dalbo of Staatsburg, Tammy Quirk of Wyoming and Patricia Lysenko and husband Dean of Hyde Park; grandchildren Melissa (Brian) Doris, Daniel Doyle, William (Loralie) Doyle, Jeremiah (Tori) Quirk, Justin Quirk, Samantha Hover, William Lysenko and Dean Lysenko Jr.; great-grandchildren Avery and Brennan Doris, Aidan and Conner Quirk and Amyah Mima; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Albert Franzese; and sister, Nicolina Biagetti.
Calling hours were 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, at Sweet's Funeral Home, Route 9, Hyde Park.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 13, at Regina Coeli Church, Route 9, Hyde Park.
Burial followed in the family plot at Union Cemetery of Hyde Park.
Carolyn's family respectfully requests memorial donations to Regina Coeli Church, 2 Harvey St., Hyde Park, NY 12538 (www.reginacoelihydepark.com), or the Single Purpose Sober Club, 291 Mill St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (www.thesinglepurpose.org).
To send an online condolence, or for directions, please visit www.sweetsfuneralhome.com.com.
Reta Fern (nee Sidell) SWITZER passed peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior at age 88 June 8, 2019, at Seneca Lake Terrace in Geneva. Reta was the daughter of Irvin and Beatrice (nee Hirons) Sidell of Imlay City, Michigan, born April 23, 1931. At a young age she accepted Jesus as her savior and committed her life to following Him. In her late teen years, she attended Grand Rapids Bible Institute for a year. She returned to her home church in Michigan, where she met and later married her pastor's brother, Frederick Switzer of Penn Yan, Feb. 28, 1950. They were married for 57 years and raised their six children in Penn Yan. Reta was an active member of Emmanuel Baptist Church for many years, taught children's Bible clubs, worked at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital and enjoyed crocheting, gardening, singing and playing piano. Her home was always open to extended family, friends and even strangers. She loved her front deck and spent many hours enjoying God's creation, especially birds, flowers and sunsets across Keuka Lake.
Reta was predeceased by her husband Fred (2007), their son Arthur (1999) and three babies at birth: Marlin (1953), Paul (1962) and Peter (1963). She is survived by her children, Gary (Cher), Ronald (Jo-Anne), Marilyn (Gerald) Carroll, Lorinda (Walter) Dyck and Jonathan (Joann), as well as 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Iris Thayer, and many nieces and nephews and predeceased by her brother James Sidell.
Arrangements entrusted to Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan. A memorial service will be held June 22 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 332 Main St., Penn Yan, with visitation at 9 a.m. and the service at 10 a.m.
Dundee--Margaret "Peggy" A. Wilcox, 70, of Dundee died unexpectedly Sunday, June 9, 2019 at home.
Honoring her wishes there are no prior calling hours. Her request is to have her service jointly when she and her husband are reunited.
Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Yates County, P.O. Box 12, Penn Yan, NY 14527.
"Peggy" was born Aug. 31, 1948 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Martin and Arlene (Miller) Gassner. She was a retired elementary teacher's aide for the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District and a former volunteer at The Once Again Shoppe in Penn Yan.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, David G. Wilcox at home; two daughters, Kimberly J. (Daniel) Adamson and Heather D. (Cory) Trapiss, both of Macedon; a son, Timothy D. (Nancy) Wilcox of Farmington; seven grandchildren who are her "pride and joys": Matthew and Morgan Adamson, Collin and Brendon Trapiss, Joseph, Jordyn and John Wilcox; a sister, Patricia (Jean Luc) Donadieu of Pennsylvania; nephew Noah Donadieu and her dog Gizmo.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
JANE A. BARTHOLOMEW, 83, June 12, 2019 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
ROBERT W. BUTCHER, 89, June 11, 2019. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
CAROL N. DIVEN, 90, June 12, 2019. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
BARBARA A. ORDWAY, 84, May 25, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona. Arrangements by Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery, Tucson.
THOMAS C. "TOM" PHILLIPS, 78, of Dundee, formerly of Penfield, June 16, 2019 at Keuka Comfort Care Home, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
CAROLYN M. QUIRK, 89, of Hyde Park, New York, formerly of Watkins Glen, June 9, 2019 at Hudson Valley Rehabilitation & Extended Care Center, Highland, New York. Arrangements by Sweet's Funeral Home, Hyde Park.
RETA F. SWITZER, 88, June 8, 2019 at Seneca Lake Terrace, Geneva. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
MARGARET A. "PEGGY" WILCOX, 70, of Dundee, June 9, 2019 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 6/12/19
Dundee--Robert A. "Bob'' Huber, 79, of Dundee died Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at F. F. Thompson Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua.
Robert was born Dec. 17, 1939 in Brookville, Pennsylvania, the son of Ralph A. and Velma (Brocious) Huber. He graduated from Dundee Central School in 1957, and went on to graduate from Albany School of Pharmacy in 1961. Bob was the owner of Dundee Pharmacy for over 30 years. He was a member of Dundee Masonic Lodge 123 F&AM and served on the board of directors of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. He loved sports, golf, baseball, NASCAR and horse racing; he enjoyed time at the lake boating and sailing. He was an avid cook and animal lover, but most of all a wonderful friend who loved helping his fellow man.
He is loved and will be dearly missed by his daughter, Renée D. Huber of Oneonta, New York; two sons, Michael D. (Holly Opatick) Huber of Uniontown, Pennsylvania and Jonathan L.R. (Kayla Marusarz) Huber of Dundee; four twin grandchildren, Lauren and Bryson Huber of Oneonta and Jaden and Tristan Huber of Uniontown; a brother, Richard A. (Jayne) Huber of Elmira; a sister, Kathy (William) Locke of Roswell, Georgia; several nieces, nephews and countless friends.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter Michelle M. Huber in 2008, and two sisters, Connie Berry in 2006 and Barbara Huber in 2017.
Calling hours were from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, June 9 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. A Masonic service was held at 6 p.m. His funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 10 at the funeral home, with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating. Burial followed in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
Memorial contributions may be made per the donor's choice.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
Dundee--Dean M. Morgan, 80, a resident of Dundee, formerly of Elmira, passed away peacefully at his home on Keuka Lake Monday, June 10, 2019.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 13 followed by a Masonic service at 8 p.m. at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where his funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Friday, June 14, with Pastor Sandi Perl officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
Dean was born Aug. 21, 1938, raised in Morris Run, Pennsylvania and graduated from Bloomsburg University. He began his teaching career in Pennsylvania and then settled in Elmira, where he taught for 26 years at Elmira Free Academy and Southside high school.
He retired to Keuka Lake with his wife, the former Mary Ellen McGuire Tolbert, whom he married July 30, 1982. They soon joined the Penn Yan Rotary Club where he served in many community service projects, was a past president and twice honored as Rotarian of the Year and the Paul Harris Award. Dean served as a member of the Mason Lodge 0095 and the Loyal Order of the Moose.
His greatest joys were celebrating the holidays with his family, driving his Kubota, woodworking, and watching the Yankees, Giants, Duke basketball, Penn State football and John Wayne movies.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen; children, Chuck (Chris) Tolbert, Ellen (John) Hey, Patty (Todd) Murdough, Peggy (Pete) Munson, Dean (Rochelle) Morgan II, Larry (Jill) Tolbert, Tonya (John) Ake and Brian Morgan; grandchildren, Dan (Courtni) Howe, Patrick Tolbert, Michael (Brittany) Tolbert, Alex (Mary) Holmes, Nick (Lindsey) Holmes, Erik Holmes, Courtney and Hunter Hey, Joshua (Jerica) Murdough, Philip, Sarah and Amy Munson, Elizabeth and Rebecca Morgan, Logan Shadduck, Thomas John and Molly Tolbert, Kevin Harmer and Abigail Ake; six great-grandchildren; brother, Dale (Marge) Morgan; nieces, Judy, Pam, Dianne, Joanne and Wendy; brothers-in-law, John (Kathy) McGuire and Tom (Cindy) McGuire; special friend, Susan Tolbert.
He was predeceased by his parents Clifford and Mildred Morgan, and granddaughter Janet Catherine.
Donations may be made to the Penn Yan Rotary Vocational Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 512, Penn Yan, NY 14527.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
Patricia Jean Redick, 80, of Watkins Glen and formerly of Brockport, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Schuyler Hospital. She was born in Montour Falls April 12, 1939, the daughter of Eugene Louis and Rose Mary (Nitche) Frary. She graduated from Watkins Glen high school with the Class of 1957.
Pat worked for Owens Illinois Glass Company as a counselor in Brockport for 16 years, and later obtained her AS in business administration and management from Elmira College to become a medical assistant for Cayuga Medical in Ithaca. Before her retirement, she served as the town clerk of Reading. She enjoyed reading, writing, painting and interacting with her sons. She was also active with the Democratic Committee. She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert Cameron Redick Aug. 29, 2006.
She is survived by her sons, Donald (Grete) Redick of Nova Scotia and Douglas (Jo Anne) Redick of Brockport; grandchildren, Stephanie, Thomas and David Redick; great-grandchildren, Theodore and Ivey Redick; her close friend, Muriel Osborne-Petryk of Watkins Glen; special cousin, Christina Amisano of Watkins Glen; and by many other cousins.
A memorial service was held Friday, June 7 at 7 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Reading Center. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Live Like Liz, or to the Humane Society of Schuyler County. To leave the family a message of condolence, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.
Nathan Christian Waite Jr. died May 31, 2019. Christian LIVED this last year battling a rare angiosarcoma. He was twelve years old. He joined his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, surrounded by his family at home. Welcoming to all, Christian led, inspired and encouraged at home, at school and on the field. His love of sports, and his passion for his unbelievable community of friends and family are unmatched.
Christian is survived by his parents, Nathan and Ann Waite; his siblings, Caleb (11), Charis (9), Carryn (7) and Calvin (4); his paternal grandparents, Phillip and Shelley Waite of Lincoln, Nebraska; his maternal grandparents, Rob and Terri Nicks of Glen Carbon, Illinois; great-grandmother, Sylvia Waite of Watkins Glen; great-grandfather, Norman Armstrong of Glen Carbon, Illinois; six aunts and uncles and nine cousins.
A Celebration of Life memorial service was held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 5 at New Covenant Community Church, 6000 84th St., Lincoln, Nebraska. A Celebration of Life gathering with family greeting friends was held from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, June 4 at Roper and Sons South Lincoln Chapel, 3950 Hohensee Dr., Lincoln, Nebraska.
Cremation/no viewing. In lieu of flowers, please consider a tribute to Make-A-Wish at nebraska.wish.org.
'Big' has rounded the bases... now he is Home.
C.NOFEAR - Isaiah 43:1-3
ROBERT A. "BOB" HUBER, 79, of Dundee, June 5, 2019 at F. F. Thompson Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
DEAN A. MORGAN, 80, of Dundee, June 10, 2019 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
PATRICIA J. REDICK, 80, of Watkins Glen, formerly of Brockport, June 2, 2019 at Schuyler Hospital. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
NATHAN C. WAITE JR., 12, of Lincoln, Nebraska, May 31, 2019. Arrangements by Roper and Sons Funeral Home, Lincoln.
Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 6/5/19
Jean Marie Bush Bedient, 83, of Louisburg, North Carolina, formerly of Wyoming, New York, died Saturday afternoon, May 25, 2019 at her home.
Jean was a daughter of the late DeForest and Cecil A. Bush. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean Bedient, Sr. and her sister, Grace Andrews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Jean is survived by her son, Dean Bedient Jr.; daughters, Elizabeth (Norman) Wagner, Cynthia (Charlie) Boldt, Linda (Mark) Breen, Deborah (Richard) Wright, Lou Ann (Dennis) Marshall and Marcella (Johnny) Newton; sisters, Virginia Rappleye and Mary Marlatt; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.
Richard Eugene Collins, 83, of Alpine passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Schuyler Hospital. He was born in Newfield Sept. 24, 1935, the son of Eugene Emery Collins and Leah Mabel Wright. He was employed at Cargill in Watkins Glen for 35 years, retiring Nov. 1, 1995.
Richard was a founding member of the Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance, a member of the Odessa Fire Department, an EMT and AA volunteer. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, horseback riding, camping, watching wildlife and helping people. He was also known to be a prankster.
He is survived by his daughters, Suzanne Tucker of Delancy, New York and Tonya Burnham of Cayuta; sons, Jeffrey Collins of Montour Falls, Richard (Darlene) Collins of Odessa and James Collins of Albuquerque, New Mexico; step-sons, Daniel (Martha) Williams of Horseheads and Todd (Heather) LaRow of Cayuta; a brother, Merle Collins of Cayuta; 14 grandchildren, Schuyler Collins, Seneca Collins, Elisha Townson, Jason Collins, Jacob Collins, Jonathan Collins, Christopher Collins, Chenaie Collins, Teresa Collins, Danielle Tucker, Connor Tucker, Destinie Burnham, Morgan Burnham and Kadin Burnham; nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Anna Mae Elmo, brother-in-law John Elmo Jr., sister-in-law Susan Parrott Collins, son-in-law Daniel Tucker and daughter-in-law Sherry Reid Collins.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 5 at 6 p.m. at the Cayuta Free Church, State Route 224, Cayuta. A reception will follow at the Cayuta town hall. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls. To leave the family a message of condolence, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.
Rock Stream--Max Harlan Denmark, 88, of Rock Stream died Monday, May 27, 2019 with his family at his side in Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls.
Friends were invited to calling hours from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, May 31 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where his funeral service was held at 10 a.m. with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating. Burial followed in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.
Max was born April 9, 1931 in Horseheads, the son of Max and Mary (Staples) Denmark. On June 10, 1950 in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Bradford, he married the former Florence Irene Olevnik.
Max was employed for 40 years by Shepard-Niles, Montour Falls. During that time he also worked in the transportation and trucking business, hauling milk for Stewart P. Wilson, driving tour bus for Elmira Transit and delivering propane for J.M. Trucking. He worked until he was 80, retiring in 2011. Mr. Denmark was a former member of the Dundee Masonic Lodge and the Dundee Civil Defense.
He is loved and will be dearly missed by his wife of 69 years, Florence Irene Denmark at home; a daughter, Barbara M. (Dale) DeWitt; three sons, Lynn H. Denmark, Tim L. Denmark and Ron J. (Kay Austerman) Denmark, all of Dundee; four grandchildren, Jeffery, Ann, Benjamin and Kara; three great-grandchildren, Jeffery Jr., Cameron and Landon Denmark; along with numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.
He was pre-deceased by a grandson Michael Denmark, a brother Dwight Denmark and a sister Vivian Cody.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
Tyrone/Dundee--Richard A. "Rich'' Howard, 58, of Dundee died Friday, May 31, 2019 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira.
Honoring his wishes there are no calling hours. A celebration of his life with a dish to pass party as he requested will be Sunday, June 9 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Bath American Legion, 14 W. William St., Bath.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Rich was born Dec. 6, 1960 in Logansport, Indiana, the son of the late Billy D. and Sylvia J. (Heverly) Howard. He graduated from Logansport Community high school. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1979-1983. On March 12, 2011 in Watkins Glen, he married the former Sherry A. Campbell. Rich was the president of A.F.G.E. Union Local 491 for the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs based at the Bath V.A. Medical Center.
He was a former member of the Watkins Glen Elks Lodge and was an avid sports enthusiast. He was a dedicated Chicago fan, "Bears," "Cubs," the "Fighting Irish" of Notre Dame; he enjoyed I.U. basketball and NASCAR. But his "true love" in life was, family is most important. He loved his dogs and dedicated his life to helping people.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry A. Howard at home; his son, Jason Howard of Jacksonville, Florida; daughter, Sarah J. Howard of Delaware; stepson, Wesley W. Jones of Interlaken; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Ann Howard of Howey In The Hills, Florida and Janice (Larry) White of Bath; brother Kenny Howard of Tyrone and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother B.D. Howard in 2004.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. To leave online condolences to the family, visit www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
Alice Quinata-Eastwood, 83, of Watkins Glen passed away June 3, 2019.
The family will receive friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Thursday, June 6 from 6-8 p.m. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held Friday, June 7 at 11 a.m. at the Reading Community Church, Reading Center. A committal service with military honors will be held at Bath National Cemetery at 1 p.m. on the same day.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Daniel Quinata in 2004. She is survived by her husband, Russell F. Eastwood; four children, Daniel (Marjorie) Quinata of Phoenix, Arizona, Ellen (Roger) Rust of Manchester, New York, Gil Quinata (Amenda Bacon) of Watkins Glen and Chris Quinata of Phoenix, Arizona; sister Manona Tuttle of Burdett, sister-in-law Mary Quinata of Palouse, Washington, nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Alice served honorably in the U.S. Army. She was a New York State Probation and Parole Officer for Schuyler County, and was an active and faithful member of the Reading Community Church for many years.
Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Reading Community Church, PO Box 23, Reading Center, NY 14876. You may express condolences to the family online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.
Mary K. "Kay" Ritter died June 1, 2019 in Rochester, New York. She was predeceased by her husband, Joachim A. Ritter. She is survived by sons, Benjamin and Michael (Meredith); grandchildren, Allison, Avery and Norah; sisters, Margaret (Robert) Widlund and Ruth (Bruce) Brown; nephew, Ryan Brown; niece, Beth Brown; cousins, friends and family.
Kay was born in a small town, but had a unique combination of knowledge along with worldly wisdom. She was salutatorian of Watkins Glen high school in 1959, and graduated cum laude with a bachelor degree in mathematics from Nazareth College in Rochester. Kay began her career breaking the glass ceiling at Kodak as a systems analyst until she embarked on a long journey as a wife and mother. Later, she returned to the workforce as an invaluable office manager at Cuyler Associates in Webster, New York.
Kay treasured her long-standing tradition of playing bridge with two different groups of friends: Nazareth buddies and the Kodak girls. She always had a keen sense of etiquette and was never afraid of standing up for herself or her family when needed. Kay provided unyielding dedication and sacrifice to her husband and children, and she loved her grandchildren dearly.
Friends called Tuesday, June 4 from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral chapel (1031 Ridge Road, Webster). A funeral mass was held Wednesday at Paul's Catholic Church in Webster. Private interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be directed to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 3803 N. Fairfax Dr, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203. www.nami.org To share a memory of Kay or send a condolence to the family, visit www.anthonychapels.com.
JEAN M. BEDIENT, 83, formerly of Wyoming, New York, May 25, 2019 at home. Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, North Carolina.
INGRID F. BYSTROM, 95, of Penn Yan, formerly of Elmira, May 24, 2019 at home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
JAMES L. BROWN, 76, of Newfield, May 25, 2019. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
RICHARD E. COLLINS, 83, of Alpine, May 25, 2019 at Schuyler Hospital. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
MAX H. DENMARK, 88, of Rock Stream, May 27, 2019 at Schuyler Hospital. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
PATRICIA M. FENTON, 77, of Penn Yan, May 27, 2019 at Geneva Hospital. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
GEORGINA L. GRISWOLD, 79, May 23, 2019. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
MICHAEL J. HEALY, 81, of Bluff Point, May 27, 2019 at home. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
RICHARD A. "RICH" HOWARD, 58, May 31, 2019 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Alice Quinata-Eastwood, 83, of Watkins Glen, June 3, 2019. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
MARY K. "KAY" RITTER, 77, June 1, 2019 in Rochester. Arrangements by Anthony Funeral Chapels, Webster.
Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 5/29/19
PENN YAN--BETTY JAYNE, 84, of Penn Yan went to be with her savior May 3, 2019 at The Homestead in Penn Yan.
Honoring her wishes there will be no calling hours. A private celebration of her life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Betty requested contributions be made to Hope Walk of Yates County, PO Box 174, Penn Yan, NY 14527, hopewalkofyatescounty.org.
Betty was born in North Hornell, New York, May 27, 1934, the daughter of Sheldon and Irene (Waufle) Drake. Betty moved to Yates County in the early 1950s, where she met and married Franklin Jayne of Dundee. Betty worked in the restaurant industry for most of her life as a waitress, cook and an excellent baker. Many years at Kellogg's in Canandaigua and the Ranch House Restaurant in Himrod. She will be remembered for her love of knitting, sewing and crocheting. Also Franklin and Betty were known for their antique collecting business.
Betty is loved and will be deeply missed by her family, four sons, Robert (Dorothy) Jayne of Penn Yan, Allen (Joanne) Jayne of Port Orange, Florida, S. Michael (Kimberly) of Townsend, New York and Jeffery Jayne of Prattsburgh; two daughters, Deborah Coats of Montour Falls and Irene (Kenneth) Woodson of Prattsburgh; a sister, Christine Haylett of Tioga, Pennsylvania; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Betty was predeceased by her husband Franklin of 35 years together; three sons, Merwin, Kevin and Brian and her companion of 29 years, Harold Northrup of Penn Yan.
Arrangements were made by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
Charles H. Keach, 96, of Watkins Glen passed away May 20, 2019.
Charlie was born Jan. 14, 1923 in Hector, the son of Seymour and Lucy (Smith) Keach. He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Bertha Carroll. He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
He was a retired Watkins Glen Central School custodian and WWII Navy veteran. He also worked as a postal carrier and for Jimmy's Radio in Watkins Glen. After retiring from the school in 1985, he enjoyed taking bus trips around the country.
A visitation service will be held Wednesday, May 29 from 12-2 p.m. at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, officiated by the Rev. Richard Evans, followed by military honors at the Union Cemetery of Hector in Burdett. Memories of Charlie may be added to his "Book of Memories" at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.
Penn Yan/Dundee--Ronald F. Yarusso, 90, of Penn Yan, formerly of Dundee, died Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at The Homestead, Penn Yan.
Ronald was born May 3, 1929 in the Bronx, New York, the son of Ernest and Doris (Coleman) Yarusso. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953. He married the love of his life, the former Anne Hannabach, who preceded him in death April 4, 2013. Mr. Yarusso was a union plumber in New York City for over 30 years, travelling from Monroe by train every day. He helped with placement of all the plumbing in the Empire State Building, and retired in the mid 1980s. He was a member of the Pipe Fitters Union, New York City, and in his spare time he so enjoyed the outdoors. He loved fishing, hunting and shooting sports.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews on his wife's side of the family, including Joseph Hannabach of Queen Creek, Arizona, Darryl (Ellen) Hannabach of Mesa, Arizona and Carolyn Hannabach also of Queen Creek, Arizona.
Besides his wife and parents he was predeceased by two brothers, Ernest Yarusso and Francis Yarusso.
Honoring his wishes there were no prior calling hours. A graveside service with Full Military Honors was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 28 in Hillside Cemetery, Millard Street, Dundee, with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating.
Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
BETTY JAYNE, 84, of Penn Yan, May 3, 2019. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
CHARLES H. KEACH, 96, of Watkins Glen, May 20, 2019. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
COLLEEN E. PERRY, 35, of Penn Yan, May 18, 2019. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
RONALD F. YARUSSO, 90, of Penn Yan, formerly of Dundee, May 21, 2019 at The Homestead, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.