Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 12/2/15
HAMMONDSPORT--FELICIA F. CUMMINGS, 97, of 17 Vine St. passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 at her home.
She was born Nov. 23, 1918 in Corning, the daughter of Luciana and Angelina Todini Viselli.
She was predeceased by her husband Emery L. Cummings Sr. Nov. 6, 1986.
Felicia was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and special friend to many. She had worked at various restaurants and vineyards in the area.
Surviving are her sons Emergy L. (Debbie) Cummings Jr. of Hammondsport and Thomas Cummings of Florida; daughters Debbie Cummings of Tennessee and Martha (John) Berry of Emlenton, Pennsylvania; daughter-in-law Kathy Patterson, sister Rose Thomas of Corning, 22 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her children, Max Patterson Jr., Virginia (Jean) Saltsman and Sandra Richards; brothers, Joseph, Frank, Thomas and John Viselli and sisters Italia, Mary and Connie.
Graveside services will be held at Pleasant Valley Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to the Hammondsport Volunteer Ambulance Corp. or the Hammondsport Volunteer Fire Department.
Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport.
George W. Hill, 82, of Montour Falls, passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 at Schuyler Hospital. He was born in Danbury, Connecticut Sept. 7, 1933, the son of Joseph and Myrtle (Montgomery) Hill. George served with the U.S. Navy from 1953-1957. He worked at Thatcher Glass, which later became Anchor Glass, retiring in 1997 after 40 years of service. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Montour Falls. He loved hunting, farming and cutting wood.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Donna L. (Pelow) Hill; four children, Cincera (Robert) Fischer of Rochester, Donnare (Brian) Harris and Brenda Kimbell both of Horseheads, and George A. (Lisa) Hill of Deltona, Florida; siblings, Arlene Dixon of Arkansas, Julia Holick, Carol Ann Schirmer, Janice McNamara, Joseph Hill, John (Kathy) Hill and Terrence Hill all of Danbury, Connecticut; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephew, Deanna, Cheryl, Jean and Donald whom he and Donna raised for a few years; and many other nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his siblings, Jackie Miller, Louis Hill, Jean Bonner, Myrtle Rhamsdorff, Donald Hill, Harold Hill, Charles Hill, Phil Hill and Robert Hill.
Relatives and friends called Friday, Nov. 27, from 5-8 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Montour Falls, 124 Owego St., Montour Falls. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.
Araminta (Wilson) Howe, 98, of Watkins Glen passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. She was born in Bovina, New York Nov. 21, 1917, the daughter of Harry and Jessie McCumber. She was predeceased by her parents, four brothers, a sister and two grandchildren, Harry and Debra Wilson. She was also predeceased by her husbands, Harry Wilson and Alfred Howe, and two sons, Gordon and Ronald Wilson. She is survived by her son, Charles L. (Carol) Wilson, of Watkins Glen; daughter-in-law, Linda Wilson; sister-in-law, Anna McCumber; 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Moreland Community Presbyterian Church, 3045 Beaver Dams-Moreland Road, Beaver Dams. A private committal service will held at the convenience of the family at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to her church.
She was longtime member of the Moreland Community Presbyterian Church and the Moreland Olive Branch Grange. She worked as an inspector at Eclipse and Thatcher Glass Company. She also helped her husband on the family farm. You may express condolences to the family or light a "Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Janet Mary (Johnson) Hoxie, 64, of Citra, Florida (formerly of Montour Falls), returned home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, after a stoic battle with cancer. She is survived by her loving daughter, Julie Ann (Hoxie) Charbonneau and her husband Joe, her three grandchildren, Abby, Zoe and Alexis all of West Hills, California; her identical twin sister, Joyce (Tom) Carson of Montour Falls, her sister Betty (David) Scott of Montour Falls, her sister Beverly (George) Courtwright of Lodi, her sister Donna Hover of Citra, Florida, her sister (estranged) Kathy (Bob) VanAmburg of Watkins Glen, her brother Harry (Robin) Johnson Jr. of Millport, her sister Barbara (Mike) Hessling of Waterford, Connecticut, and her ex-husband, James R. Hoxie of Montour Falls. She had several dear nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her mother, Lillian (Crout) Johnson of Montour Falls, her father, Harry Johnson, Sr. of Citra, Florida, and her step-mother Priscilla (Hatch) Johnson of Citra, Florida.
Janet graduated from Watkins Glen High School in 1969, the Willard School of Nursing in 1972, and Alfred University with a BS in nursing in 1983. She was employed as a registered nurse at Willard Psychiatric Center and, upon its closing, at Elmira Psychiatric Center with the Family Care team. After retirement from state service in 2006, she worked at Schuyler Hospital's Seneca View, part time. Her hard work and compassion were well recognized by all who knew her. Janet touched many lives and she cherished and loved their communications, visits, thoughts and prayers. She was a very spiritual person and loved teaching and sharing with others. In her day, she loved reading, learning, painting (walls), knitting, sewing, gardening, crafting, shopping, going for drives, and visiting and dining out with friends.
Per her wishes, there will be no calling hours or a funeral service. The family will have a private memorial service to celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers and in honor of her generosity, we ask that you donate to the charity of your choice or a cause that is close to your heart. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visitwww.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.
Norman Paul Saltsman (Chuck) passed away quietly surrounded by family Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 at CMC in Ithaca. He and his twin sister were born March 23, 1944 in the town of Urbana, to their loving parents, Ernest and Mary Saltsman.
On Sept. 29, 1962 he married his beautiful bride Judith (Judy) Baker and shared the rest of his life with her.
Chuck is survived by his wife Judy, his daughter Kimberlee Karius (Kevin Aho) of West Point, Georgia, his son Todd W. Saltsman of Hector, his grandchildren Amanda (Jeremy) Allen of Watkins Glen, Brandon (Jessica) Karius of Hector, Kenneth (Cassandra) Aho and their daughters, Heather Aho and life partner Travis, and their daughter, as well as his cherished great-granddaughters Paisley and Julia Allen, his sisters Althea Smith of Hammondsport and Norma (Richard) George of Bath, his sisters-in-law Lucy, Marge and Evelyn Saltsman, many beloved nieces and nephews and their families, his goddaughter Brenda Clawson of Valois and extended family Chris (Shelly) Aho.
He was preceded by his parents Ernest and Mary Saltsman, his brothers, James, Richard (Virginia), John (Joan), Ernest Jr. (Peewee) and Edward, and sister Roberta Saltsman.
Chuck was a dedicated family man, not just to those of blood, but to all he called family. His love of the outdoors was demonstrated in his career as a vineyard specialist of almost 50 years. He was an avid fisherman, who spent many Sunday mornings worshipping with his dear friend Richard (Butch) Clawson on Seneca Lake. The first day of deer season was not to be missed, including this year as Todd and Brandon made sure he went for a ride to spot deer. He joined the Valois-Hector-Logan Fire Co. in 1980, holding a position of second assisant chief and member of the BOD during his lifetime. After his retirement from Bully Hill Vineyard, he did lawn care, as well as took care of his beloved girls Paisley and Julia.
A Celebration of Life has been scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 6, 1 p.m. at the Hector Firehouse in Hector. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hector Fire Company, PO Box 46, Hector, NY 14841.
Pastor Jim Yao from the Hector Presbyterian Church is officiating. Arrangements were made by the LaMarche Funeral Home in Hammondsport.
Helen Ann Dodd Sullivan, surrounded by family, passed away peacefully at home Nov. 27, 2015. She was predeceased by her daughter, Kathleen; son, Michael; sister, Jean (Bill) Koval, brother-in-law Patrick Sullivan and sister-in-law Janice Sullivan. Helen is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Bob, and daughters Maureen (Ralph) Ebert, Colleen Sullivan and Karen (John) Griffin. She leaves grandchildren Jeremy (Erin) Ebert, Jennifer Ebert, Erin (Nathanial) Michniacki, Matt (Adrienne) Nolan, Kevin (Stefanie) Nolan, Sarah (Jake) Minns, Anna Sullivan and several great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Leo (Mary) Dodd, sister-in-law Claudia Sullivan, brother-in-law Jack Sullivan, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.
Helen graduated from St. Mary's Nursing School, Class of 1944. She worked at St. Mary's Hospital for 10 years prior to her marriage to Bob in 1955. She worked one year at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan, prior to the birth of their first child. She spent her life raising five children and being a nurse to family, friends and neighbors. She was an active member of Dundee's St. Andrew's Catholic Church, including the Altar & Rosary Society, Parrish Council and Counsel of Churches.
Helen volunteered time in the community as a 4-H leader, served on various committees involving the ARC of Yates County, and volunteered time at the Dundee Library and Dundee Food Pantry. She and Bob were active in Yates County square dancing for several years.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Yates County ARC, Ontario-Yates Hospice or the Dundee / Clifton Springs Ambulance / Fire Department(s).
Calling hours were held Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 3-6 p.m. at Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel in Penn Yan. A memorial mass wass heldWednesday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Church in Penn Yan.
Friends and family may sign the guest book at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com.
FELICIA F. CUMMINGS, 97, of Hammondsport, Nov. 27, 2015 at home. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
GEORGE W. HILL, 82, of Montour Falls, Nov. 23, 2015 at Schuyler Hospital. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
ARAMINTA HOWE, 98, of Watkins Glen, Nov. 27, 2015. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
JANET M. HOXIE, 64 of Cita, Florida, formerly of Montour Falls, Nov. 25, 2015. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
NORMAN SALTSMAN, 71, Nov. 24, 2015 at CMC, Ithaca. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
HELEN A. SULLIVAN, 90, Nov. 27, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 11/25/15
Kingston/Dundee--"Tim'' Hathaway, 48, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 at his home in Kingston, New York.
Calling hours and funeral will be held at the convenience of the family on a date to be announced.
Tim was born July 4, 1967 in Penn Yan to the late John L. Hathaway and Marcia A. Hendricks Hathaway. He attended Dundee Central School, where he was active in many clubs and organizations such as the yearbook, the school newspaper, science club, French club and drama club. In his senior year Tim took a trip to Paris, France where he always wanted to return. Tim graduated from Dundee in 1986 and then went on to college at SUNY Cobleskill where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in culinary arts. When he left Cobleskill he moved to Kingston where he lived with his life partner Wayne Keator for 30 plus years. Tim was self-employed for the last few years.
He will be remembered as a loving son, brother and uncle. Tim is survived by his mother, Marcia A. Hendricks Hathaway; a brother, Howard (Ruth) Hathaway, two sisters, Lorie Hathaway Johnson and Hannah (Clint) Hall; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
Tim was predeceased by his life partner, Wayne Keator; his father, John L. Hathaway, Sept. 11, 1993; two brothers, Roy C. Hathaway, Aug. 16, 2009 and Jerry Hathaway in 1988.
Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home 36 Water St. Dundee. Online condolences may be sent by visitingwww.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
RACHEL E. CLEARY, 32, of Watkins Glen, formerly of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Nov. 19, 2015. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
TIMOTHY L. "TIM" HATHAWAY, 48, of Kingston, New York, formerly of Dundee, Nov. 18, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 11/18/15
PENN YAN--BERTHA BELL, 95, passed away Nov. 14, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to share memories at Weldon Funeral Home, 102 E. Main St., Penn Yan, Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to the charity of their choice.
Bertha was born Jan. 1, 1920 in Collomsville, Pennsylvania to Orie and Sarah Bryant and had retired from Westinghouse in Bath. She was an avid Bingo and card player and she loved windchimes, refrigerator magnets and cardinals.
Survivors include her daughter Charlotte Mastin, grandchildren Adam (Kimberly) Dombroski and Chrissy (Clifford "Skip") Williams, great-grandchildren Scott, Shawn and Aiden Williams and Gabriel Dombroski. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Carvey Bell, her son Winfield "Jr." Bryant, her brothers Paul, John, Leroy and Robert "Bob" and her sisters Delpha Seyler, Jean Likens and Christiana Whitenight.
Dundee--Maranda Lee Cleveland, 17, of Dundee died unexpectedly Monday Nov. 9, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital, in Rochester.
Maranda was born Dec. 12, 1997 in Geneva, the daughter of Thomas B. and Christina M. Rider Cleveland. A senior at Dundee Central School, attending BOCES majoring in cosmetology, and former cheerleader, she had been on honor or high honor roll since the third grade. Maranda was "free spirited," a "hipster" as she had been lovingly titled, "marching to a beat all her own." She loved animals, especially her dog Chloe. She was loved by all who knew her. She had the ability to light up a room when she walked in.
She is loved and will be dearly missed by her parents, Tom and Chris Cleveland; three brothers, Jamie (Alyssa) Richardson, Aaron Richardson and Thomas D. Cleveland; maternal grandparents, Phillip and Carla Rider; paternal grandparents, David and Shirley Cleveland; aunts and uncles, Carl (Mildred) Cleveland, Sandra (Ross) Smith, Joy Lynn (John) Cleveland Perry, Ronnie Perry, Michelle (Bobby) Rider Bassett and Tracey (Billy Joe) Rider Gilbert; close cousins, Danica Perry, Joshua Smith, Andrea Perry, Kimberly Cleveland, Savanna Smith, Nathaniel Smart, Megan, Cody and Taylor Gilbert, Talon and Ridge Wright; her niece and nephew Alexis and Jayce Richardson and countless friends.
Friends were invited to calling hours from 1-3 and 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Funeral services were private for the family with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions in Maranda's memory be made to the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837, the Humane Society of Yates County, P.O. Box 12, Penn Yan, NY 14527, or the Humane Society of Schuyler County 124 Marina Dr. Montour Falls, NY 14865.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
Rachel Ann King Nicklaus, 86, passed away peacefully in her home Nov. 14, 2015.
Rachel was born Jan. 21, 1929 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania to Leon and Harriet (Whitehead) King. Rachel was a young girl when she and her family moved to Rock Stream. Rachel graduated from Dundee Central School in 1947.
Rachel is survived by her son Roy Hepler (Sandra), daughter Catherine Chadwick, step-daughters Patricia (Nicklaus) Sabin and Antonia Nicklaus, step-daughter-in-law Terry (Nicklaus) Cesari and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rachel is preceded in death by her parents, husbands George Hepler and Frank E. Nicklaus, daughter Nancy Chadwick and stepson Frank Nicklaus II.
A special thank you to Rachel's wonderful caregivers Helen Lynk, Norma Reynolds, Julie Wheeler, Deborrah Buck and Shannon Kaufman who made it possible for Rachel to remain in her home with all the love and care they gave her.
Calling hours will be at Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath Nov. 20 from 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Hammondsport Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. Interment will be at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport, immediately following the service. Please join family and friends at luncheon served at the First United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted with appreciation to the Frank E. Nicklaus Scholarship Fund (check made to the Bath Rotary Scholarship Fund and sent to Richard McCandless, Bath Rotary Club, P. O. Box 648, Bath, NY 14810), Curtiss Museum (8419 State Route 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840), First United Methodist Church in Hammondsport, or charity of your choice.
ROGER LAWRENCE RICHMOND, 96, passed away at Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home Nov. 10, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.
Calling hours were held at the Weldon Funeral Home, 102 E. Main St., Penn Yan, Saturday, Nov. 14, followed immediately by a celebration of Roger's life. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Penn Yan at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks those who wish to make a contribution in Roger's memory to kindly consider Penn Yan Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 205 North Ave., Penn Yan or Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home Activities Program, 655 N. Liberty St., Penn Yan.
Roger was born Sept. 22, 1919 in Penn Yan, the son of Lawrence and Mildred (Watkins) Richmond. Roger served in the United States Army (1939-1941), spending most of his enlistment at the Panama Canal. When World War II broke out, Roger re-enlisted in the Army Air Corps (1941-1945) and served in the European theater. Upon returning to Penn Yan, Roger married Arlene Sorensen, living and working on a farm until 1960. Besides being a loving husband, father and grandfather, Roger is probably best remembered for the 40 + years he sold auto supplies and tools over a territory that stretched from Wayne County to Schuyler County.
Roger served as a member of the Penn Yan Central School board of education in the late 1950s and was a founding member of the Penn Yan Ambulance Corps. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and the American Legion.
Roger is survived by his son Stephen (Ann) Richmond, daughters Lauren (Alan "Herbie") Snyder, Cynthia (Stephen) Swarthout, Debra (Scott) Hafleigh and Tracy (Thomas) Walker; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law Josephine Kjar and Karla Richmond, brother-in-law Robert (Mabe) Sorensen, many nieces and nephews.
Roger was predeceased by his wife Arlene in 2014, infant daughter Naomi Fay, parents Lawrence and Mildred, brother James and sister Elizabeth.
BERTHA BELL, 95, of Penn Yan, Nov. 14, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
MARANDA L. CLEVELAND, 17, of Dundee, Nov. 9, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
THOMAS C. LEWIS, 63, of Watkins Glen, Nov. 15, 2015. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
PHYLLIS MILLIMAN, 84, formerly of Branchport, Nov. 13, 2015 at Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home. Arrangements by Townsned-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
Rachel Ann King Nicklaus, 86, Nov. 14, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Fagan's Funeral Home, Bath.
HENRIETTA D. POWELL, 86, Nov. 13, 2015. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
ROGER L. RICHMOND, 96, of Penn Yan, Nov. 10, 2015 at Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
ROBERT S. (BOB) ROUNDS, 54, of Montour Falls, Nov. 14, 2015. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
NOBERT P. (NUBBIE) THOMPSON, 86, of Penn Yan, Nov. 1, 2015 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 11/11/15
Ida May Ameigh, 78, of Townsend passed away Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015 at home. She was born Dec. 23, 1936, the daughter of Lewis and Mary (Sims) Friends in Jackson Summit, Pennsylvania. She was predeceased by her parents; sons, Joseph and Jonathon Ameigh; several brothers and sisters; mother-in-law and father-in law, Lynn C. Ameigh Sr. and Genevieve (Caldwell) Ameigh; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; son-in-law, Kenneth Hartford and two great-grandsons, Lucas and RyLee.
Ida is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Lynn C. Ameigh Jr.; five children, Kathleen Hartford of North Carolina, Michael (Marian) Ameigh of Watkins Glen, James Ameigh of Beaver Dams, Linda (Michael) Chilson of Watkins Glen, Susan Farr (James Augustine) of Hector; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Ida worked for Monty and Beverly Stamp for years picking grapes. She worked several years at the A&P Plant in Horseheads, and for Westinghouse. She was also the owner and operator of the Townsend Grocery Store for 14 years. Ida loved her cow collection, her puzzles and crafts, and to spoil her grandchildren. She especially loved baking and cooking for everyone.
The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Friday, Nov. 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held at Sugar Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family. You may express condolences to the family online or light a "Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.
Merton E. Beebe, 81, of Odessa, passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 at Schuyler Hospital. Merton was born April 14, 1934 in Catharine, the son of Sydney Beebe and Frances Burd Beebe.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Gladys Crainey Beebe; a daughter, Kathie Beebe of Tallahassee, Florida; a son, Kevin Beebe (Lisa Everett) of Watkins Glen; a brother, Guy (Virginia) Beebe; brother-in-law, Gerald (Joyce) Crainey; sisters-in-law, Harlene Beebe, Marian Bolin-Beebe and Connie Beebe; several nieces and nephews and beloved pets, Essie and Zeb. He was predeceased by his siblings, Paul B., Clyde, Elsie, Joy, Neal, Nelson and Ione.
Merton retired as an operating engineer with Rochester Local 832 Union in 1994 after 30 years of service. He was a devoted family man who enjoyed spending time with his wife, children and pets. He also enjoyed farming, watching sports and reading.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. Burial will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Schuyler County, 124 Marina Dr., Montour Falls, NY 14865. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.
Ida May Ameigh, 78, of Townsend, Nov. 8, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
LENA S. BASKIS, 97, of Penn Yan, Oct. 31, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
Merton E. Beebe, 81, of Odessa, Nov. 7, 2015 at Schuyler Hospital. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
RONALD M. RINGER, 73, Nov. 7, 2015. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
EARL "BILL" STOKOE JR., 80, Nov. 7, 2015. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 11/4/15
Dundee--Carey J. Bunn, 53, of Dundee, passed away peacefully in his recliner watching football Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015.
Honoring his wishes, there are no calling hours, and services will be private at the convenience of the family.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Dundee Fire Company, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.
Carey was born March 24, 1962 in Tacoma, Washington, the son of Richard G. and the late Barbara Everly Bunn. He graduated from Dundee Central School in 1980. He had been a 14-year employee of Guardian Glass in Geneva and an avid sportsman all his life.
He will be dearly missed by his daughter, Andrea L. (Corey) Bunn-Weaver of Dundee; two sons, Matthew J. (Amanda) Bunn of Branchport and Nicholas R. (Elizabeth Curran) Bunn of Dundee; two grandchildren, Kaelee Bunn-Smith and Braxton Bunn; his father, Richard G. Bunn of Floral City, Florida; a brother, Terry A. (Renee) Bunn of Ogdensburg, New York; a nephew, Jake Bunn of Colorado; his dear friend and companion, Darlene C. Fulton with whom he shared his home; the mother of his children and friend, LeAnne Bunn of Dundee; and several more nieces, nephews, in-laws and countless friends.
He was predeceased by his mother Barbara K. Bunn in February of 2012.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visitingwww.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com
MARSHA BENNETT, 41, Oct. 29, 2015. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
CAREY J. BUNN, 53, of Dundee, Oct. 31, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
DAVID F. HOPKINS, 83, of Penn Yan, Oct. 19, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
ROBYN J. KENNERSON, 57, of Penn Yan, Oct. 23, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
MARY N. RAWLEIGH, 89, of Penn Yan, Oct. 26, 2015 at the Homestead Nursing Home, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
THOMAS W. SMART, 89, formerly of Stanley, Greene and Penn Yan, Oct. 27, 2015 at Geneva General Hospital. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
MARY B. SMITH, 85, of Penn Yan, Oct. 25, 2015 at Geneva General Hospital. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
DOROTHY B. VANDYKE, 90, Oct. 29, 2015. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
SHARON MCKAY WEBSTER, 67, of Penn Yan, Oct. 30, 2015 at Keuka Comfort Care. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 10/28/15
Lester H. Bailey, 89, of Holly Hill, Florida, passed away Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 with his family by his side. Born in the township of Tyrone, to Manley and Erma (Hayes) Bailey, Mr. Bailey served in the United States Navy during WWII and came to this area in 1978 from Russell, Massachusetts.
Lester was a member of Edgewater United Methodist Church, the American Legion Post #17 in New Smyrna Beach and the Indian River Sport Fishing Club (all in Florida). Retired in 1978 from Lane Construction as a plant manager of Ready Mix Concrete in Westfield, Massachusetts, he also owned and operated Midway Furniture in Port Orange, Florida for more than 20 years with his son Bill Bailey and late wife Barbara. Lester enjoyed fishing and playing cards as well as spending time with his family.
Survivors include four daughters: Donna Thouin of Jacksonville, Florida, LuAnn Bailey of New Marlborough, Massachusetts, Connie (Peck) Schwartz of Holly Hill, Florida, Cindy (Lynn) Harris of Houston, Texas and one son, Bill (Florie) Bailey of Port Orange, Florida. He also leaves behind 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a brother, Richard Bailey of Ukiah, California.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Barbara (Gaylor) Bailey.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, May 13, 2016--the couple's anniversary --at Settle-Wilder Funeral Home in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
Merton "Tom" Burlew, 77, of Lowman, New York, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, at home surrounded by his family, due to complications from cancer for over 20 years.
Tom is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara A. (Westbrook) Burlew; three daughters and sons-in-law, Theresa and Scott Beach, Lowman, Diana and Fred Durfey, Odessa, Dawn and Rod Schmidt, Lowman; grandchildren, Shelly and Ed Rozell, Corning, Russell and Christine Beach, Horseheads, Lauren and Ted Swan, Elmira, Joshua and Megan Durfey, Holly Springs, North Carolina, Ben and Brooke Durfey, Elmira Heights, Sheena Durfey, Ponta Gorda, Florida and Sydney Schmidt, Lowman, as well as four great-grandchildren (Jillian, Emerson, Emery, Bryce); and his brother, Daniel (Hazel) Burlew, Lowman; several nieces and nephews and his golden retriever, Wren.
Tom was predeceased by his parents, Merton and Marie Burlew, and great-grandson, Jamison Durfey.
Tom retired as superintendent from the Village of Horseheads Water Department after 31 years of dedicated service. Tom enjoyed working on the farm, living in the home that he and Barbara built and raised their family in, fixing all types of equipment, hunting and shooting with his friends, but most of all, he cherished his wife and family.
Tom was a member and Past Master of Breesport Lodge F. & A.M, Cashmere Grotto, member of Fur, Fin & Feathers Sportsman Club, Sullivan Trail Rod & Gun Club, Erin Town Board, Elmira Heights American Legion and North Chemung United Methodist Church.
Family and friends called at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 2-4 p.m. and again from 7-9 p.m.
His service was celebrated in the North Chemung United Methodist Church, 677 Breesport Road-North Chemung Road, Lowman, Thursday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. Burial with military honors followed in North Chemung Cemetery.
Dedications to Tom may be directed to the North Chemung Food Pantry, 677 Breesport-North Chemung Road, Lowman, NY 14861.
Officers and members of Free and Accepted Masons gathered at the Barber Funeral Home Wednesday to conduct a service for their departed brother.
Kathie L. Burns, 64, of Burdett passed away Oct. 21, 2015, with her loving husband at her side. She was born June 27, 1951 in Rochester, New York, a daughter of the late Albert and Agnes Garin Merkel. Kathie was a graduate of Nazareth College of Rochester, where she earned a degree in theater arts. Nazareth College is where she meant the love of her life, J. Christopher Burns. In 1983 in Dallas, Texas, Kathie and Chris were united in marriage. Kathie was employed as a retail-cosmetic buyer in the Rochester and Buffalo area until her retirement. Presently Kathie was employed with the Glen Motor Inn as part of "Vic's" crew working at the inn and helping to promote tourism in the Watkins Glen area.
Surviving Kathie are her loving husband J. Christopher Burns of Burdett; four sisters-in-law, Suzanne Merkel, Arizona, Constance and Ralph Tardugno, Colleen and Joseph Melioris and Darlene Burns, all of Rome; two brothers-in-law, Timothy and Diane Burns, Rome, Kevin Burns, Texas; a special cousin, Carol Merkel; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.
Kathie was predeceased by her treasured brother, Raymond Merkel; two brothers-in-law, Terrence and Patrick Burns and a nephew Marshall Tucker Burns. Kathie loved her role as an aunt, and was cherished by her many nieces and nephews.
She loved life and will remain alive through all the great memories and stories her family and friends have to share. Memorial contributions may be made in Kathie's memory to the Watkins- Montour Rotary Youth Exchange Programs, Box 384, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.
Funeral services were held Sunday Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. from the Strong - Burns & Sprock Funeral Home, 401 North George St., Rome. Family and friends were invited to attend calling hours from 2-4 p.m. prior to the service on Sunday.
Raymond V. Crosby, 85, of Penn Yan passed away Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital.
Raymond was born in Bangor, Maine May 17, 1930, the son of Harold and Beatrice (McLaughlin) Crosby. He graduated from Bangor High School and was a star basketball player. Ray married Bernice "Bunny" Welton Dec. 27, 1952 in Brewer, Maine. He was a rate clerk for Penn Yan Express, where he worked for 25 years. Ray was an avid tennis and golf player, loved gardening and was a diehard Red Sox fan and an avid New York Giants fan.
He is survived by his children, Patricia (Carl Kratochvil) Lampson, Karen (Joseph) Abraham, Peter (Roberta) Crosby, Marianne (Timothy) Trombley, Susan (Stephen) Van Meter, Michael (Shaunna) Crosby and Gail (Timothy) Viele; 14 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Ray was predeceased by his wife, "Bunny," brother Harold Jr. and sister Evelyn Gardea.
Friends and family called Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 4-7 p.m. at the Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel in Penn Yan. His Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Oct. 28 at St. Michael's Church in Penn Yan. Interment followed at St. Michael's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Ray's name to the Humane Society of Yates County, PO Box 12, Penn Yan, NY 14527 or St. Michael's School, 214 Keuka St., Penn Yan, NY 14527.
Friends and family may sign the guestbook at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com.
Hollen C. Smith, 97, of Reynoldsville died peacefully Oct. 22, 2015. He was born in Ithaca Jan. 20, 1918, the eldest of five children of Mark Joseph Smith of Burdett and Margaret Rea Oaks of Monmouth, Illinois. He married Marjorie Louise Dunbar, daughter of Walter Enos Dunbar and Arminda May Vroman. She preceded him in death in 1959. Three children survive: Mark of Reynoldsville, Thomas (Lillian) of DuBois, Pennsylvania and Susan (Wayne Dobson) of Douglassville, Pennsylvania. He married Helen Bates of Interlaken, who survives. A step-son Charles Bates also survives. He is also survived by two sisters, Clara Schaeffler of Horseheads and Isabelle D'Ingianni of Penn Yan and a brother Seth (Elynor) Smith of Franklin, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by a brother Todd Smith of Cobleskill, New York. There are seven grandchildren: Marjorie of Lemont, Pennsylvania, Nathan (Jessica) of North Yarmouth, Maine, Peter of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, Sally of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Holley (McEllroy) of Reading, Pennsylvania, Corrie (Mast) of Oley, Pennsylvania and Bridget (Butler) of Reading, Pennsylvania. There are nine great-grandchildren.
He attended kindergarten in Columbus, Ohio and then grammar school in the town of Hector until the ninth grade and high school in Watkins Glen graduating in 1936, an excellent student. He farmed with his father for a time and then settled in 1944 at Reynoldsville. He had a governmental fiber and wool assignment. He had for many years a successful farming operation with his son Mark (Reynoldsville Stock Farms) with Merino sheep, chickens (producing hatching eggs for 12 years), cattle (Holstein dairy heifers) and general farming. He loved agriculture in its many forms and enjoyed its lifestyle, using horses in the early years before tractors were commonplace. He was director of the Farmer's Reliance Insurance Company, a co-operative, for 15 years and served as town of Hector councilman for 26 years. He was a member of the Burdett Presbyterian Church, the Farm Bureau and the Reynoldsville Community Club. He was a great student of local history and family genealogy.
A viewing will be held at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 East Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Burdett Presbyterian Church Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015 at 1 p.m.
Lester H. Bailey, 89, of Holly Hill, Florida, Oct. 17, 2015. Arrangements by Settle-Wilder Funeral Home, New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
Merton "Tom" Burlew, 77, of Lowman, New York, Oct. 11, 2015, at home. Arrangements by Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads.
Kathie L. Burns, 64, of Burdett passed away Oct. 21, 2015. Arrangements by Strong - Burns & Sprock Funeral Home, Rome.
Raymond V. Crosby, 85, of Penn Yan, Oct. 20, 2015 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
LEITA M. EVELAND, 87, of Penn Yan, Oct. 10, 2015 at Penn Yan Manor. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
SHARON SUE HOUCK, 72, of Penn Yan, Oct. 20, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
LILA PERSONIUS, 98, Oct. 20, 2015. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
EDWARD C. SMITH, 77, of Penn Yan, formerly of Corning and Painted Post, Oct. 17, 2015 in Florida. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
Hollen C. Smith, 97, of Reynoldsville, Oct. 22, 2015. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
LEONA M. WRIGHT, 70, of Penn Yan, Oct. 12, 2015 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 10/21/15
Alice M. Cervoni, 84, of Watkins Glen passed away Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 at home. The family received friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen Thursday, Oct. 15 from 2-4 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. A committal service and burial were held Friday at 10 a.m. at Montour Cemetery.
She was predeceased by her husband, Chester Cervoni; her son, Marvin; parents, Clarence and Myra Cary and seven siblings, Ada Winters, Genevieve Hurler, Edna Gardina, Lillian Walters, George Cary, Herman Cary and Arnold Cary. She is survived her children, Linda Knowlton, Ronald Cervoni, Carroll Cervoni and Ken Cervoni; special granddaughter, Lisa Austin; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations in her memory made be made to Freedom Village, PO Box 24, Lakemont, NY 14857. You may sign a guestbook, light a "Candle of Remembrance" or express condolences to the family online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.
Dundee--Janice Bail Ryan, 90, died Oct. 13, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. She was born March 23, 1925 in Boston, Massachusetts to Mary Kimball and Malcolm P. Bail. Her childhood was spent in Newtonville, Massachusetts. She graduated from Smith College, class of 1946. While a senior at Smith she met her future husband, Richard "Dick" Ryan. They were married in June 1947 and led a very happy 68 years of life together. Janice and Dick eventually settled in Geneva, where Dick taught at Hobart and William Smith Colleges for 35 years, while Janice worked for the Ontario County Department of Social Services for 21 years as a child protective case worker.
In 1990 Janice and Dick retired to the Dundee area. They had their new home built on a bluff over-looking Seneca Lake. For 21 years they delivered Meals-on-Wheels for Yates County. Janice also served on the town planning board for nine years.
Janice is survived by her husband; sons Jonathan (Ann Sill) of Venice Center, New York and Stephen (Mary Fisher) of Ithaca; daughter Barbara Ryan also of Ithaca, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
At the family's request there are no calling hours or services. In lieu of flowers please contribute in memory of Janice to Ontario/Yates Hospice, 756 Pre-emption Road, Geneva, NY 14456. The family is very appreciative and grateful to the people of Ontario/Yates Hospice, who made this very difficult time more endurable.
The Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, is honored to have been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences can be sent by visitingwww.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
Alice M. Cervoni, 84, of Watkins Glen, Oct. 9, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Janice Bail Ryan, 90, of Dundee, Oct. 13, 2015. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.