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Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 9/17/14

Stanley I. Chapman, 71, of Alpine, passed away Sept. 13, 2014 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. The family will receive visitors at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Thursday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home; the Rev. Jeanne Bleiler will officiate. A committal service and burial will follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery, followed by a reception at the Mechanics Club in Montour Falls.
He was predeceased by his parents, A. Nye and Mildred (Simpson) Chapman, his parents-in-law, David and Harriette Gunning, and in-laws, Donald and Linda Gunning. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Jeanne Chapman; children, Kimberly (Charles) Smith of Alpine, Kelly (Mark) Hasselwander of Queensbury and Douglas Chapman (Tracy Holdridge) of Alpine; brother, Roger Chapman of Alpine; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, James (Martha) Gunning, Douglas (Debbie) Gunning, Kate (Art) Stilwell and Mary (Don) Crippen; nine grandchildren, Justin (Beth), Nicholas (Casie), Lucas, Emily, Mary-Kate, Ashley, Benjamin, Hannah and Colten; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Stan was a graduate of Odessa-Montour Class of 1961. He then graduated from the NYS Barbering School, and worked as a barber in Odessa and Watkins Glen. He later completed his apprenticeship to become a master journeyman tool and die maker at Morse-Chain (Emerson Power Transmission) in Ithaca, retiring after 42 years in 2006. Stan served as past president of former Local #520 (Local #1607). Stan was a fun-loving prankster adored by many. As a devoted family man, he was always quick with a helping hand. He was a member of the Mechanics Club and an avid bowler. Stan was a gentleman farmer, with a passion for the outdoors including fishing, hunting, and being with his beloved dogs. His greatest joy was escaping to the North Carolina beaches.
Memorial donations in his memory may be made to CareFirst, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 (CareFirstNY.org). You may express condolences or sign a guestbook online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com.

Barbara A. (Perry) Riley of Montour Falls, 85, died peacefully Sept. 7, 2014 at home in the presence of members of her loving family. Born Jan. 2, 1929 to Jennie (Poole) and Jesse Perry in Pine Valley, New York, she graduated from Horseheads high school and Rochester Business Institute. She and husband Richard, who predeceased her in October 2011, were married for 63 years. Together they worked hard, successfully raised their six daughters, and thoroughly enjoyed their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. After Barb and Dick spent most of the 1960s as the operators of Riley's Soda Bar on Main Street, Barbara continued her work life at Montour National Bank and then Schuyler County Social Services from which she retired. She was an active member and steadfast supporter of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. She rarely spent time sitting without some practical or whimsical handcraft in the making: sewing, quilts, crocheting, plastic canvas and cross-stitch creations. Barbara was a loyal and caring wife, mother and friend and will be so dearly missed.
She is survived by daughters Christine (Mark Feldman) Riley of Syracuse, Joy (Charlie) Ector of Watkins Glen, Roberta (Randy) Wingate of Bradford, Suzanne (Stanley) Casselberry of Montour Falls, Lisa (Dale) Stephens of Newport News, Virginia and Ronna Jo (John) Collins of Newfield; grandchildren, Alison Bellamy, Jesse Wheeler, Jeremy Wheeler, Trevor Angle, Peggy Filkins, Chad Ector, Ben Wingate, Matthew Stephens, Adam Stephens, Leigh Ann Collins, John Kaleb Collins and Judah Stephens; 14 great-grandchildren. Also, surviving are brother Glenn Perry of Cincinnati, Ohio, sister-in-law Beverly Riley of Odessa and several nieces and nephews.
Friends were invited to attend a graveside service for Barbara Saturday Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. in the Montour Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Care First (hospice) 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning NY 14830-3651. The family thanks the devoted caregivers who assisted in Barbara's care so that she could remain at home throughout her illness. You may leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or light a free "Candle of Remembrance" at www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Sandra Jean (Wickham) Sidle, 74, returned to her heavenly home while resting in her bed Tuesday Sept. 9, 2014 in Alpine.
Sandra is survived by her husband, David and children Diana Lynn (David VanLoon ) of Mansfield, Pennsylvania, Margaret Ann (Tony Manning) of Gaithersburg, Maryland, Karen Jean (Donny Gunning) of Trumansburg and David (Sharon) Sidle of Odessa; brothers, David (Terry) Wickham of Tularoso, New Mexico and John (Jackie) Wickham of Alpine, along with 21 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter Pamela Sue Ely, her father Loyal Wickham, mother Dorothy (Breedlove) Wickham/Tompkins, maternal grandparents Sherman and Nellie Breedlove and paternal grandparents Minor and Ida (Hayes) Wickham/Meeks.
Sandra was born March 11, 1940 in Montour Falls to Loyal and Dorothy Wickham. She graduated from Odessa Central School in 1956, and then Pauldines School of Beauty in 1959. She married David Sidle in 1960. Sandra opened the Sidleline Beauty Shop in 1960 and ran it until 1975 when she joined her husband in the family insurance agency, overseeing the financials and later the automation for the agency. Sandra and her husband David raised four children. She was proud of her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and always enjoyed preparing meals for a house full of them at holiday occasions.
Sandra was a lifetime member of the Odessa Baptist Church, where she served in the nursery, the Philathea Club, on the board of Deacons, Trustees, Pastoral Search Committee, and the Audit Committee. She served for a time as the tax collector for the town of Catharine, and also on the Zoning Board of Appeals. Over many years, she was very active in the community, being a member of the Watkins Glen-Montour Falls Zonta Club and the League of Women Voters. She also served as a candy striper at Schuyler Hospital, an assistant Girl Scout Leader, a 4H Club Leader and a Cub Scout den mother. Sandra along with her husband and son had been a fixture at Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce events. She was an avid fan of her children's sports careers and enjoyed tending her many gardens, caring for her horses, dogs and cats, and watching birds. Sandra enjoyed travel, cooking, sewing, walking in the woods at her home and spending time at the family cottage on Cayuta Lake.
Calling hours were held Friday, Sept. 12 from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A memorial service was held Saturday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m. at the Odessa Baptist Church, 200 Maple Ave., Odessa with Pastor Jeremy Spencer officiating. Interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Odessa. A celebration of life will follow at the Odessa American Legion (Cole-Hansenberger-Deland) Post 676), Odessa. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Sandra's life.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Odessa Baptist Church Capital Fund at 102 Maple Ave., Odessa NY 14869. The family would like to thank the team at Care First, the members of the Odessa Baptist Church, the many doctors and nurses at Cayuga Medical Center (Cayuga Cancer Center), and the many independent care givers and community members who gave of their time and offered prayers. You may leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or light a free "Candle of Remembrance" at www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Dundee--Zachery J. Stock, 13, of Dundee left this world unexpectedly Saturday Sept. 13, 2014.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
In lieu of flowers the family respectfully wishes memorial contributions to help with expenses, or to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention AFSP P.O. Box 283 Phoenix, NY 13135.
Zachery was born May 14, 2001 in Geneva, the son of Scott J. and Holly L. Fuller Stock. He was a seventh grade student at Dundee Central School, playing clarinet in the marching band, and was a former youth level basketball player. He loved animals, enjoyed riding his four-wheeler and spending time with his baby sister.
His heartbroken family, who will forever miss him, include his parents Scott and Holly Stock; his brother Joshua G. Stock; his sisters Brooklyn E. and Chloee B. Stock, all at home; maternal grandparents John and Joy Fuller of Dundee; paternal grandparents Karen and Clark Cornell of Auburn, New York; maternal great-grandfather Russell E. Fuller of Dundee; maternal great- grandparents Leon B. and Sally Renshaw of West Palm Beach, Florida; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.


Death Notices 9/17/14

HELENE M. ALLEN, 83, of Penn Yan, Sept. 11, 2014. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
STANLEY CHAPMAN, 71, of Alpine, Sept. 13, 2014. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
ALBERT D. ISEREAU, 71, of Penn Yan, Sept. 11, 2014 at home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
ANTON KOLLAR, 76, of Watkins Glen, formerly of Rocky Hill, Connecticut, Aug. 30, 2014 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
RICHARD A. "DICK" PERSONIUS, 68, Sept. 9, 2014. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
BARBARA P. RILEY, 85, of Montour Falls, Sept. 7, 2014 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
SANDRA SIDLE, 74, of Alpine, Sept. 9, 2014. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Zachery J. Stock, 13, of Dundee, Sept. 13, 2014. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
MICHEL VONDERWEIDT, 66, of Trumansburg, Sept. 12, 2014. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 9/10/14

Dundee--William H. "Bill'' Haesche, 78, of Dundee, died Friday Sept. 5, 2014 at home in the comfort of his wife's arms.
Honoring his wishes there are no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Geneva, 3535 Number Nine Road, Geneva, with Pastor Tim Bailey officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Ontario-Yates County Hospice Assoc., 756 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva, NY 14456.
"Bill" was born Nov. 3, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, a son of Hermann G. and Anna Gieschen Haesche. On April 10, 1955 in Honesdale, Pennsylvania he married the former Priscilla J. DeGroat. They have lived locally for 47 years, previously of Hawley, Pennsylvania. A self employed dairy farmer, he and his wife were the owners of Wilopris Farm in the town of Barrington.
Mr. Haesche was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Geneva. In his spare time he enjoyed driving Mennonites and surfing eBay for farm equipment.
He is loved and will be missed by his wife of 59 years, Priscilla J. Haesche at home; three children, son Randy Haesche of Tampa, Florida, daughter Sheri (Kary) VanAllen of Rome, Georgia and son Jamie Haesche of Dundee; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a brother, George H. Haesche of Groton, New York; and many nieces and nephews.
He was pre-deceased by daughter Becky Gottshall of Valvosta, Georgia in 2009.
Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Rita J. Raupers Hughey, 91, of Montour Falls, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 at Schuyler Hospital. She was born in Elmira March 15, 1923, the daughter of Charles and Julia Raupers. She married Donald S. Hughey Sr. July 25, 1942 in Elmira. Rita retired from the Office for the Aging after many years of service.
She was predeceased by her husband Donald in 1981, a son Patrick in 1985 and by three sisters and a brother.
She is survived by three daughters, Donna L. Hughey of Montour Falls, Fran M. Hughey of Pennsylvania and Sheila A. (Cliff) Croft of Montour Falls; two sons, Donald S. Hughey Jr. (Pat) and Mike (Christina) Hughey of Montour Falls; 14 grandchildren, CJ, Brian, Tim, Tina, Michael, Kelly, Bill, Robin, Keith, Wendy, Tammy, Christopher, Samantha and Michael; 19 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Sunday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. at Tyrone Union Cemetery.
You may leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or light a free "Candle of Remembrance" at www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.



Death Notices 9/10/14

DAVID D. CORCORAN, 77, of Naples, Aug. 30, 2014 at home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
WILLIAM H. "BILL" HAESCHE, 78, of Dundee, Sept. 5, 2014 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
RITA J. (RAUPERS) HUGHEY, 91, of Montour Falls, Sept. 3, 2014 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
ANNA H. (WANTUCK) LACHUT, 96, of Watkins Glen, Sept. 5, 2014 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
EARL G. MILLER, 85, of Penn Yan, Sept. 1, 2014 at home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.



Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 9/3/14

Charles B. Bond, 61, of Hector, passed away after a brief illness Aug. 28, 2014. The family will receive visitors at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Thursday, Sept. 4 from 1-3 p.m., followed by a memorial service at the funeral home at 3 p.m. Burial with military honors will be held at the Seneca Union Cemetery in Valois.

He was predeceased by wife, Lisa (Treadwell) Bond; mother, Barbara (Bond) Miller; siblings, Patricia Bond, Susan Caslin, Larry Bond and Bruce Bond; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Mona Treadwell.

He is survived by his father, George (Beverly) Bond Sr.; sister, Linda (Charles) Knapp, brother Timothy (Kathleen) Bond, brother George (Rita) Bond Jr., sister Debra (Skip) Opdyke, sister Viola (Paul) Woodworth, brother Craig (David) Bond, sister Leslie (Scott) Crane and many nieces and nephews.

Charles served eight years in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a retired electrician from Corning Glass in Wilmington, N.C. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved hunting, fishing and archery. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing billiards and horseshoes and followed Grand Prix Racing.

You may sign a guestbook, express condolences to the family or light a "Candle of Remembrance" online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com.


Death Notices 9/3/14

CHARLES BOND, 61, of Hector, Aug. 28, 2014. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

BETTY J. COUGEVAN, 76, of Penn Yan, Aug. 27, 2014 at home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.

BETTY L. DINEHART, 86, of Friend, Aug. 25, 2014. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.

MELVIN H. DIVEN JR., 82, Aug. 26, 2014. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.

JERRY E. GREGORY, 83, of Watkins Glen, Aug. 27, 2014. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

EVELYN G. HERMAN, 90, of Montour Falls, Aug. 22, 2014 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

DAVID KLEHAMER, 62, Aug. 25, 2014. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.

BENJAMIN L. LAUGHLIN JR., 57, of Watkins Glen, Aug. 29, 2014. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 8/27/14

Phyllis J. Bailey, 89, of Beaver Dams, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend, went to be with her Lord and heavenly family Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at the Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls.
Phyllis was born July 7, 1925 in Elmira. She was the daughter of Harry and Amy (Viele) Rice. She was preceded by her husband of 44 years, John Edward Bailey; infant daughter, Ann Louise Bailey; grandson, Johnathan Ryan Bailey and brothers Harry and James Rice.
Phyllis was a member of the Moreland Presbyterian Church, a 70-year member of the New York State Grange and served for many years as secretary of the Olive Branch and Pomona granges and a 27-year member of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). Until her health declined she was a volunteer for RSVP, active in Senior Citizens (being selected as Senior Citizen of the Year in 2002) as well as church activities, making as many as 22 pies at a time for special events. She was third runner-up in the New York State Grange Gingerbread contest in 1963, winning a Magic Chef stove. She had the opportunity to travel throughout the United States and many countries overseas with her dear friend, Helen Messersmith.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Deborah (Wicks) Bailey of Beaver Dams, Roy and Lynn (Scharlau) Bailey of Beaver Dams and daughter and son-in-law Sheila and Mark Hallahan of Horseheads; grandchildren, Jeremy and Mariam Bailey of Baltimore, Maryland, Jessica and Marc Perrine of Nottingham, Maryland, Benjamin and Catherine Bailey of Joppa, Maryland, William Hallahan of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Stephanie Webster of Corning and Sarah Bailey of Beaver Dams; her great-granddaughter, Olivia Morgan Perrine; sisters, Anna Mae (Donald) Brown and Doris (Jesse) Kent; sisters-in-law, Nan Stanton of Montour Falls, Louise Bailey of Johnson City and Marjorie Rice of Watkins Glen, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends.
The family will receive relatives and friends at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. Her service will follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Anne Campbell officiating. She will be laid to rest at Cayuta Cemetery in Cayuta, Thursday, Aug. 28, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to the Moreland Presbyterian Church or Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility.
You may leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or light a free "Candle of Remembrance" at www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Pauline M. Waugh, 100, long time resident of Watkins Glen and recently of Pine City, passed away at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls. She was the oldest daughter of Ida Pearl and Burr Morse. Pauline was predeceased by her husband, Walter, in 1977, her brothers, Carl and Harold, sisters, Irene Sheradin, Esther DeWind, Ida Willson, Helen Kneut and Clara Hoven. She is survived by a daughter, June Ford of Pine City; son, Wayne Waugh of Remsen, New York and son, Walter (JoAnn) of Tulsa, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Diane Stanton, Steven Ford and Robert (Patricia) Waugh; great-grandchildren Mallory Stanton, Cheri (Chris) Conklin and Alex, Wade, Courtney, Sara, Robert and Kathryn Waugh; great-great-grandchildren, John Diveris and Noah Conklin; and a sister-in-law, Mabel Morse of Michigan. Pauline is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Pauline was a true giver of her time and energy. She and her husband, Walter, worked many years as true partners farming their land on the County Line Road. Around 1973 they moved to a home on Route 14. She worked at the Watkins Glen School District cafeteria 10 years full time and two years part time. From there she moved to Decatur Street. She loved it there because she could walk all over town. During this time she volunteered at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility for about 10 years. Pauline was a deacon in the Watkins Glen First Presbyterian Church for six years and was honored by the church in 2008, receiving the Woman of Faith Award. In 1991 and 1994 she was honored by the SCSCC as the Senior Citizen of the Year. In 2010, Pauline moved to Park Terrace Apartments in Pine City.
A very special "thank you" to Dr. Blanche Borzell for all her loving care of Pauline.
The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home at 212 East Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Saturday, Sept. 6, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed by a memorial service there at noon. A reception in her memory will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 520 N. Decatur St., after the services. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 520 N. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY, 14891.
You may sign a guestbook, express condolences to the family or light a "Candle of Remembrance" online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com.

Death Notices 8/27/14

Phyllis J. Bailey, 89, of Beaver Dams, Aug. 23, 2014 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
LAWRENCE D. FOSTER, 81, Aug. 15, 2014. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
BRANDON LASS, 17, Aug. 17, 2014. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
A. DORCAS MILLER, 90, of Branchport, Aug. 21, 2014 at The Homestead Nursing Home, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
MARY JANE NITCHE, 86, of Watkins Glen, Aug. 18, 2014 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Pauline M. Waugh, 100, formerly of Watkins Glen and Pine City, Aug. 9, 2014 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 8/20/14

PENN YAN--Stephen O. Chase, 56, of Penn Yan, passed peacefully while in the presence of those who loved him, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Sunday afternoon.
Steve was born into a military family and was himself a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army and military history was his life's passion. From a young boy on, you could usually find Steve nose-deep in some book...probably military-related. But as anyone who ever sat down and had coffee with him could attest to, Steve had a wide variety of interests. Those same people could also describe with amazement Steve's encyclopedic memory, and how you could forget about ever beating him in a game of trivia.
Steve was also a life-time fan of the Cincinnati Reds, in particular their Hall-of-Fame catcher, Johnny Bench. Other than family friends, Steve was most passionate about his dogs...from his first, Sloopy, the Okinawan hound he got for Christmas in 1966, to the four he now leaves behind--Emma, Bobbie, Promise and Lance.
Finally, being a military dependent and having served himself, Steve lived all over the world and the United States, from Taiwan to Germany and from California to Delaware. But of all the places he called home, he was most fond of Penn Yan. He called it "my little slice of paradise." He loved being a member of the volunteer fire department and helping his Mennonite friends. Most afternoons you could find Steve at Martin's Hardware Store or Morgan's Store in Benton, in the back, enjoying coffee with "the boys." However, if you asked Steve why these last nine years have been the happiest of his life, without a moment's hesitation, he would reply, "My wife...Elizabeth!"
Steve is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Burris-Chase; his son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Elizabeth Chase of Liverpool, New York and their son Alex Taylor; stepson, Jeffrey Carpenter and his wife Ashley of Canastota, New York, and their children Zacary, Lucas and Grace; his mother-in-law, Mary Burris of Penn Yan; and his four brothers, Philip Chase of Beavercreek, Ohio, Dr. Thomas Chase of Brookings, South Dakota, Seth Chase of Albany, New York and Levi Chase, Vancouver, Washington. He was predeceased by his parents, Levi and Jean Chase and his brother, Geoffrey Chase.
A celebration Steve's life will be held this Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Benton Fire Department. Those attending this blessed event should be dressed in their most comfortable clothes and bring their favorite coffee mug. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to the Humane Society of Yates County, 1216 Route 14A, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

Elizabeth A. Clemons, 79, of Beaver Dams, passed away on Friday at Guthrie Corning Hospital. She was born in Breesport Sept. 10, 1934, the daughter of Stanley and Marjorie Harding, and graduated from Horseheads high school. Elizabeth retired from Westinghouse as a supervisor, where she worked for over 30 years.
She was predeceased by her husband Francis Clemons and by her daughter Kathy Clemons. She is survived by her nephews, Jeffrey Beach of Winder, Georgia and Donald Beach of Breesport; her aunt, Joyce Beach of Erin; and cousin, Onolea Herforth of Hector.
Elizabeth will be laid to rest beside her husband with a private family service in Hilltop Cemetery in Breesport.
You may leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or light a free "Candle of Remembrance" at www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

PENN YAN--Kenneth C. Colf, 82, of Penn Yan went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Aug. 13. Calling hours were held Saturday from 10-12 with funeral services starting at 12 p.m., all at Weldon Funeral Home. Burial with military honors followed in Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to either Penn Yan Ambulance Corp or Soldiers & Sailors Hospital.
Ken was born March 27, 1932, the son of Fred and Hattie Gage Colf. Ken was a great jokester who loved gardening, hunting and fishing. He served in the U.S. Army and was store manager at Acme in Penn Yan for 19 years. He is survived by his wife Mary of Penn Yan; three sons, Kevin (Sandra) Colf of Stanley, Randy (Virginia) Colf of Penn Yan, Michael (Ann) Colf of Middlesex and stepson Gordon (Sharon) Briggs of Zephyrhills, Florida; two daughters, Mrs. (David) Lorraine (Lori) Ferguson of Holcomb, Mississippi and Mrs (Rick) Dawn Fredericksen of Penn Yan; 24 grandchildren, several great- grandchildren; two brothers, Harold (Barb) Colf of Bambridge and James Colf of Canandaigua; one sister; Mary (Gil) Floyd of Phoenix, Arizona as well as several nieces and nephews. Ken was predeceased by his parents, his first wife Margaret in 1972, five brothers and one sister. Friends may sign the guest book at weldonfuneralhome.com.

Dundee--Anna M. "Annie'' Howell, 78, of Dundee, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 at Keuka Comfort Care Home in Penn Yan.
Friends are invited to call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 with the Rev. Lucinda O'Leary officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
Memorial contributions may be made to Keuka Comfort Care Home, P.O. Box, 107, Penn Yan, NY 14527.
Anna was born Aug. 4, 1936 in the town of Starkey, the daughter of Leon R. and Margaret M. Lusk Coon. She graduated from Dundee Central School in 1955, and continued her education at "The School of Hard Knocks."
A life long local resident, she worked her entire life in the restaurant business, having been employed by various locations in Western New York, including "The Bag Piper" Dundee, "Lakeside Country Club," Penn Yan, "The Knotty Pine" Branchport, "McSeagulls" Sodus Point, and "Main Street Restaurant" Dundee, retiring in 2005.
Mrs. Howell was a member of Dundee Presbyterian Church, the Dundee V.F.W. American Dads, an honorary member of the Dundee American Legion, member of the Montour Falls Women of the Moose and former member of the Dundee Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, and was an accomplished seamstress. She was an "Awesome Grandma and Great Grandma" and was an avid NASCAR fan and devoted #3 Dale Earnhardt fan.
She is loved and will be dearly missed by her three sons Steven K. Howell of Webster, New York and Ronald A. Howell and Randy S. (Lisa) Howell; and two daughters, Debra A. (Mike) Naylor and Wendy L. Cagle all of Dundee, a dear daughter-in-law Jayne Howell of Dundee; seven grandchildren, Noah Naylor, Kristie (Peter) Germano, Stefanie (Mike) Furlong, Jamie (Mike Miller) Cagle, Trisha Howell and Samantha and Nicholas Gavigan; five great-grandchildren, Jaedyn J. Brewer, Riley M. Miller, Allessa Germano, Keiarra Howell and Cameron Michael Furlong, born exactly one hour after Annie passed away. She will also be missed by three sisters, Shirley Meyers, Beverly (Harry) Carlyon and Barbara (Bob) Trank, all of Dundee; and numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a sister Betty E. Smith in 1998, a brother Robert L. Coon in 1999, two grandsons Jason Naylor in 2002 and Keith Cagle in 2006, and her husband and father of her children Kenneth Howell in 2013.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Death Notices 8/20/14

Stephen O. Chase, 56, of Penn Yan, Aug. 17, 2014 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan.
ELIZABETH A. CLEMONS, 79, of Beaver Dams, Aug. 15, 2014 at Guthrie Corning Hospital. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
KENNETH C. COLF, 82, of Penn Yan, Aug. 13, 2014. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
ANNA M. HOWELL, 78, of Dundee, Aug. 17, 2014 at Keuka Comfort Care Home, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
PAUL J. MUTTER, 88, of Livonia, formerly of Keuka Park, Aug. 14, 2014 at Highland Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
PAULINE WAUGH, 100, formerly of Watkins Glen and Pine City, Aug. 9, 2014 at Seneca View Nursing Facility, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home.











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