Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 8/14/19
Sharon R. (Swarthout) Laughlin, 68, of Baker Hill Road, Watkins Glen, went home to the Lord Aug. 7, 2019. She was received in Heaven by her husband Wesley, parents Lamont and Luella Swarthout, in-laws Violet and Benjamin Laughlin, siblings Larue, Ted, Barbra and David (Kathy) and brother-in-law Benjamin.
She is survived by her son Michael Laughlin of Watkins Glen and daughter Rebecca Laughlin of Cayuta; step-children, Charles (Lysa) Bassett and Lori (George) Brandell, all of Washington; her faithful companion Boomer; her fur-grandchildren; seven brothers and sisters, Gordon (Betty) Swarthout of Beaver Dams, Gladys (Richard) Easling of Beaver Dams, Deedee Allington of Painted Post, Kenneth (Nancy) Swarthout of Corning, Keith (Carol) Swarthout of Beaver Dams, Cynthia Baker of Addison, Frances "Sue" Laughlin of Maryland and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was a member of the Beaver Dams United Methodist Church. Sharon retired from the Watkins Glen Central School District and Schuyler Hospital.
The family received friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 12-2 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial at Beaver Dams Cemetery, followed by a reception.
You may sign a guestbook or express condolences to the family online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.
Henry F. Lembeck IV, 88, of Horseheads, formerly of Watkins Glen, passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at Guthrie Corning Hospital.
Henry was born in New York City Nov. 20, 1930, son of Henry "Harry" and Marie (Walsh) Lembeck III. As a young man, he had worked at Radio City Music Hall while living in Manhattan. He had served in the U.S. Army, as well as the Merchant Marines. He served briefly as a New York State Trooper and spent many years as a terminal manager for Interstate Motor Freight in Elmira. To most, Henry will be remembered for selling produce for over 30 years from his red truck on Fourth Street in Watkins Glen.
Henry is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Doris P. (Baldwin) Lembeck; sons, Mark and Joseph Lembeck; grandchildren, Austin and Lauren Lembeck, Chad Lembeck, Michelle Hall and Shannon Lembeck; step children, Taryn (Robert) Draxler and Jeffrey Price; step grandchildren, Nicholas Coffman-Price and Katie Coffman-Price, and Brittany Draxler Nurmukhamedov; sister-in-law, Hazel Baldwin; sister and brother-in-law, Jean and William Zukas; many nieces and nephews, including Kimberly and Mike Conley, and five great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Henry was predeceased by his infant son, Henry Lembeck V.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen, Father Lew Brown officiant. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Watkins Glen. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to St. Jude Children's Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
Fond memories of Henry may be shared with his family and friends at www.haughey-woodfuneralhome.com.
John Peter Marmora III, 76, of Hector died peacefully at his home Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, following an extended illness.
John was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, June 1, 1943, the only son of John Peter and Mariann (Natelli) Marmora. He studied as a Fulbright Scholar in Rome, Italy and received a PhD in philosophy. He came to the Finger Lakes after living in the Bay Area of California and had worked as a library manager at Cornell University. He lovingly maintained and operated the grape and tree farm in Hector, and was a member of the NYS Farm Bureau, National Grape Cooperative and NYS Tree Farm System.
As a talented leather craftsman and cobbler, he owned and operated Hector Leather and No Name Shoe Craft. His craftsmanship and quality leather goods were found at Ithaca Farmers Market, Handwork Artisan Cooperative and his studio in Hector. He enjoyed hiking, nature, cooking and extensive travel.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 22 at Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St. in Trumansburg. A Memorial Service will then follow at 4 p.m. to celebrate and commemorate his richly lived life. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation in his name to Racker Centers at www.racker.org.
For additional information, please contact Ness-Sibley Funeral Home at 607-387-8151 or visit www.ness-sibley.com.
William J. Saks, Jr., D.O., 76, of State Route 414, Burdett, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at Schuyler Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls. Friends are invited to call Friday, Aug. 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen. Funeral service will be Saturday, Aug. 17 at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Watkins Glen, 520 N. Decatur St., Watkins Glen.
He is predeceased by his loving wife, Valerie Saks. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, William III and Pamela Saks, Germansville, Pennsylvania, Stephen and Janine Saks, Mooresville, North Carolina, Damian and Heidi Saks, Horseheads and Benjamin and Marian Saks, Hector; daughter Jessica Saks, Watkins Glen; 10 grandchildren, Ryan (Courtney) Wessner, Douglas Saks, Sophia Saks, Madelyn Saks, Aaron "A.J." Saks, Dylan Saks, Damian Saks Jr., Joseph Saks, Morgan Saks and Logan Saks; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Nancy Saks, Center Valley, Pennsylvania; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Thomas and Wilma Nacinovich of Cos Cob, Connecticut; nephews, Scott (Melissa) Saks, Brett (Jennifer) Saks, Mark (Maricel) Nacinovich and Peter Nacinovich; nieces Kristin (Jason) Honsel, Anne Nacinovich, Claire (Paul) Nacinovich and many cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Dr. "Bill" Saks was born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the first son of the late William and Josephine Saks. He graduated from Central Catholic high school in 1960, earned a bachelor of science from Kings College, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, in 1964, and his doctorate from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1969. He completed a specialty residency in obstetrics and gynecology in Cleveland, Ohio and Allentown, Pennsylvania. His medical career spanned over 43 years when he started in Allentown, Pennsylvania and practiced for 20 years before relocating himself and his family to Schuyler County. He then continued his physician work at Schuyler Hospital for 23 years before he retired in 2013.
He won New York Rural Physician of the Year in 2009 and brought midwifery services to Schuyler County when he advocated for and opened the first free standing birth center in New York, September Hill Birth Center. He was an enormous advocate of women's rights to give birth how and where they wanted in order to make the birthing process that much more comfortable and special for the woman.
He was dedicated to Schuyler Hospital and this community, although it was his love of Seneca Lake that drew him to Watkins Glen. He was able to pass overlooking the lake he so loved.
In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to the Schuyler Hospital Health Foundation (https://schuylerhospital.org/about-us/schuyler-health-foundation/). You may express condolences to the family or find the link for donations online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.
Paul J. Tierney, 79, of Horseheads died and was born into eternal life March 30, 2019. He was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania Aug. 9, 1939, the son of Mary "Mae" Burns Tierney and James J. Tierney Sr. He was the brother of James Jr., Karen Schamel (Michael), Helene Bell, Mary Hills, Gerard Tierney, Jeannine Hall (Ernest) and Kevin Tierney (Ruth). He is also survived by many nieces, nephews was and a great-uncle to many.
His family left Scranton and moved to East Orange, New Jersey, where he grew up. His family moved back to Scranton, and Paul worked for Good Will Industries for many years. After his parents' death, Paul lived with each of his sisters for three months and he loved it. After he could no longer travel alone, he lived with his sister Karen and husband Michael. After he could no longer live with them, he spent a short time at Long Term Care in Montour Falls. Then he moved to The Veteran Group Home.
Paul touched the lives of all who met him.
The Tierney family would like to acknowledge and give thanks to the following for their love and special care they gave to Paul: the staff at The Veteran Group Home where Paul lived these past years; the staff at Elcor Day Program where Paul went back each day; Schuyler Hospital-Long Term Care, Units 1,2,3; Sandra Temple, coordinator with Medicaid Services; Dr. Shannon Schamel; Dr. Ben Saks; David Alverson, who became Paul's faithful companion; Patrick Schamel, Pennsylvania; Jim Kellogg; all the nieces and nephews who welcomed him into their homes and all the people Paul touched the lives of who met him and spent time with him. They always left with a smile.
A funeral mass was celebrated Saturday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 N. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, the Rev. Steve Lape celebrant; interment will be at Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Arrangements entrusted to Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen. You may express condolences to the family online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.
Wanda Jane VanSkiver, 88, of Lakemont died peacefully in the comfort of her home, with family at her side, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019.
Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Lucinda O'Leary officiating. Burial will follow in Lakemont Cemetery, Hayes Road, Lakemont.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837 or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Wanda was born Feb. 6, 1931 in Reading Center, the daughter of Stanley Jacob and Theresa (McCoy) Miller. She graduated from Watkins Glen high school in 1948. On July 20, 1949 in Reading Center Community Church she married Fay J. VanSkiver, who passed away Jan. 27, 2006.
She was the book keeper for her husband's business, Fay Van Skiver Garage in Dundee. A loving and caring woman, she returned to continue her education by earning her L.P.N. from Geneva School of Nursing when she was in her early 40s and became a private duty home health nurse.
Mrs. VanSkiver was a very active community member, having helped in many positions in the Lakemont Congregational Christian Church, having been a past treasurer, secretary, trustee and choir member, as well as serving on the pastor/parish relation committee jointly with the Rock Stream Presbyterian Church. She was a former member of Home Bureau, the Red Hat Society and the Lakemont Cemetery Board. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, canning, glass collecting, raising chickens and horses, but most of all spending time with her family.
She is loved and will be dearly missed by her daughter, Kathryn E. (Richard) Bourgault of Ludington, Michigan; her son, Hallaren F. (Judith) VanSkiver of Watkins Glen; three grandsons, Eric (Tracey) VanSkiver of Watkins Glen, Jonathan (Amanda) Bourgault of St. John's, Michigan and Tyson (Kirstin) VanSkiver of Queens, New York; four great-grandchildren, Olivia, Natalie and Lucas VanSkiver and Emerson Bourgault; two sisters, Joyce Blank of Burdett and Carol Babcock of Altamont Springs, Florida, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a brother Floyd S. Miller and a sister Dorinda Miller.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
Mark A. Wood, 64, of Burdett passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 at home. He was born in Waverly, New York July 26, 1955, the son of Alfred and Lois (VanEtten) Wood and attended Watkins Glen schools. On June 29, 1974, he married his wife Caroline in Burdett.
Mark retired after 32 years as group leader at Emerson in Ithaca. He was active for over 25 years with the Burdett Fire Company and at one time served as its president.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Caroline; daughter, Amanda (Mike) Morseman of Burdett; son, Dwayne (Robin) Wood of Grand Island, New York; four sisters, two brothers, seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held privately by the family. Contributions may be made in Mark's memory to the Burdett Fire Company, P.O. Box 238, Burdett, NY 14818. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home in Montour Falls. To leave the family a message of condolence, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com
JOHN W. "BILL" BAILEY IV, 83, Aug. 2, 2019 at home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
ERIC A. BISHOP, 48, of Alpine, Aug. 5, 2019 at Cayuga Medical Center. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
DAVID E. FITZWATER, 91, Aug. 4, 2019. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
SHARON R. LAUGHLIN, 68, of Watkins Glen, Aug. 7, 2019. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
HENRY F. LEMBECK IV, 88, of Horseheads, Aug. 3, 2019, at Guthrie Corning Hospital. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
JOHN P. MARMORA III, 76, of Hector, Aug. 9, 2019 at home. Arrangements by Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, Trumansburg.
AMY B. ROZELLE, 95, Aug. 12, 2019. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
WILLIAM J. SAKS JR., 76, of Burdett, Aug. 6, 2019 at Schuyler Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
PAUL F. SMITH, 75, of Alpine, Aug. 4, 2019. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
PAUL J. TIERNEY, 79, of Horseheads, March 30, 2019. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
WANDA J. VANSKIVER, 88, of Lakemont, Aug. 4, 2019 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
MARK A. WOOD, 64, of Burdett, Aug. 7, 2019 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 8/7/19
Thomas Augustine, 76, of Watkins Glen passed away July 28, 2019.
Tom was born in Montour Falls, the son of John and Margaret Butray Augustine. He graduated from Watkins Glen high school in 1962, then enlisted in the U.S. Army. He worked for Corning Hospital.
He was predeceased by his parents and brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Joan Augustine.
He is survived by two daughters, Peggy Shermer of Watkins Glen and Jennifer Augustine of Painted Post; brother, Edward (Lorraine) Augustine of Watkins Glen; three grandchildren, Kaylee Sutryk and Kyra and Zayden Wallace; special niece, Tricia (Patrick) Madaffari of Watkins Glen; and best friend Linda (Rick) Nowak of Watkins Glen.
The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 1-2 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. and interment at Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira with military honors.
You may express condolences to the family online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.
Carl C. Doane, 75, of Van Etten, passed away Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. He was born in Burdett Jan. 25, 1944, the son of the late Arthur and Bessie Doane. Carl retired from the Lehigh Valley Railroad. He enjoyed working on his old cars, collecting trains, pictures and figurines.
He is survived by his children, Kathy (Rodney) Merinen, Randy (Jo Kay Salmi) Doane, Rick Doane and Christopher Doane, all of Van Etten; a sister, Barbara Grey of Burdett; six grandchildren, Joey, Ryan, Nicholas, Katlin, Kevin and Amanda; a great-granddaughter, Alaina; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Joyce Doane in 2016, and by his brothers, Wayne and Gerald Doane.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Thursday, Aug. 8, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. Carl's funeral service will begin at 12 p.m. followed by burial in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Odessa. To leave the family a message of condolence, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.
Ida Mae Howell, 91, of Rock Stream died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
Friends are invited to calling hours from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where her funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9 with the Rev. Beckie Laumeier officiating. Burial will follow in Tyrone Union Cemetery, Tyrone.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tyrone Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 69, Tyrone, NY 14887, or the charity of the donor's choice.
Ida Mae was born Aug. 30, 1927 in Albion, New York and became the daughter of the late Roy and Edith (Palmer) Ribble. She graduated from Dundee Central School in 1946. On Oct. 26, 1946 in the Rock Stream home in which she would raise her family, she married Alfred L. Howell, who passed away the day after their 54th wedding anniversary, Oct. 27, 2000.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who worked as a self-employed farmer for most of her life, raising sheep, working with horses and trucking cattle. Mrs. Howell was a former member of Home Bureau, a Schuyler County 4-H Horse leader, rode Horse Patrol for Watkins Glen Race Track Events, enjoyed growing flowers, quilting and making pillows for all of her grandchildren.
She is loved and will be dearly missed by her three sons, Harry (Filomena) Howell of Webster, A.J. (Elaine) Howell of Bath and Roy (Kelly) Howell of Dundee; two daughters, Veronica Perry of Rock Stream and Roxanne (Brian) Allen of Dundee; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Jean Howell and Rose Howell, both of Dundee; along with numerous nieces and nephews and especially by her beloved Border Collie "Lucky."
Besides her parents and husband, she was pre-deceased by a brother Donald Ribble and her son-in-law John Perry.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
John F. Leonard, 66, formerly of Watkins Glen and Montour Falls, passed away July 26, 2019.
John was born Jan. 30, 1953, the son of John F. Leonard Sr. and Velma E. (Joslyn) Leonard. He graduated from Watkins Glen high school in 1972 and enlisted in the Marine Corps. John worked at Lakes Gas in Montour Falls and was a volunteer fireman for the Montour Falls Fire Department. John was also a member of the Millport Rod & Gun Club. John enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, and loved watching sports on TV. He was a huge fan of the New York Yankees, New York Rangers and Buffalo Bills. John loved to watch professional wrestling.
He is survived by a daughter and her husband, Tanya and Kevin Flynn of Endicott; brother and sisters, Frank (Sharon) Leonard of Iowa, Crystal (Jay) Banks of Montour Falls and Melissa (James) Blanchard of Ohio; and five grandchildren, Parker and Payton Hilfiger, and Abigail, Emily and John-Thomas Flynn.
The family received friends and family at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Monday, Aug. 5 from 4-6 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 6 p.m. and interment at Glenwood Cemetery. There was a celebratory dinner in John's honor, held at the Millport Rod & Gun Club, Gano Road, Montour Falls, after the burial.
Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Montour Falls Fire Dept., PO Box 369, Montour Falls, NY 14865.
You may express condolences to the family online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.
Rosemary P. Macri, 92, of Watkins Glen, passed away Monday, July 29, 2019 in Montour Falls. Born in Montour Falls Oct. 28, 1926, she was the daughter of Joseph and Lucy Pastore. Rosemary was the executive secretary for the Selective Service System.
Rosemary is survived by her sons, David Macri of Montour Falls and Robert Macri (Laura Cartarius-Macri) of Hector; two grandchildren, Chad (Beth) Macri and Devin (Jonathan) Lawton; two great-grandchildren, Madison and Colt; and nieces, Mary Field, Barbara Malina and Cheryl Pastore Frisbie. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank J. Macri, Jan. 26, 2011.
Relatives and friends called Monday, Aug. 5 from 5-7 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. Her funeral service followed at 7 p.m. Private burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Watkins Glen. To leave the family a message of condolence, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.
Richard R. Sowers, 89, formerly of Valois and Elmira, passed away July 27, 2019.
Richard was born June 9, 1930 in Elkland, Pennsylvania, one of seven children to Wayne and Audrey Sowers. He graduated from Southside high school in 1948, where he scored the winning touchdown in the very first Erie Bell Football game. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. Richard served as a mail carrier in the village of Horseheads for many years and was a member of the American Legion. He loved to hunt and also fish on Seneca Lake and Catharine Creek. When he wasn't spending time in the outdoors, he enjoyed watching Penn State Football.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Lou Sowers; son, Richard Sowers of Horseheads; daughter, Kim (Dave) Rogers of Valois; brothers, Jerry (Peg) Sowers of Florida, Wayne (Alice) Sowers of Elmira and Gary (Shirley) Sowers of Pennsylvania; and sister Jen Stamillio of Elmira. He was predeceased by two sisters, Vera Davenport and Peg Rhode. He is also survived by two granddaughters, Laura Decker and Carrie Sowers; and one great-grandson, Kingston Decker.
A graveside service with military honors was held Friday, Aug. 2 at 11:30 a.m. at Seneca Union Cemetery in Valois.
Memorial donations in his memory may be made to American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901 (or online at www.cancer.org).
You may express condolences to the family online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
John T. Stillman Jr., 52, of Montour Falls passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. He was born in Montour Falls Sept. 27, 1966, the son of John T. Stillman Sr. and Sandy (Fitch) Stillman and graduated from Odessa-Montour high school.
John worked in construction for many years. He was a member of the Montour Falls Volunteer Fire Department and Mechanics Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching his kids sporting events.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Lee Ann (Blaskowitz) Stillman; children, Callie and Justin Stillman of Montour Falls; his mother, Sandy Stillman of Montour Falls; sister, Tammy (William) LaMere of Hamlin, New York; in-laws, Martin and Betty Blaskowitz of Gaines, Pennsylvania; and nephews Brandon, Zachary, Nicholas and Blake LaMere. He was predeceased by his father, John T. Stillman Sr.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. John's funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. followed by burial in Montour Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. To leave the family a message of condolence, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.
THOMAS A. AUGUSTINE, 76, of Watkins Glen, July 28, 2019. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
ERIC M. BROWN, 42, July 25, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
LUCILLE Q. CHILDS, 98, of Penn Yan, Aug. 2, 2019 at home. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
CARL C. DOANE, 75, of Van Etten, Aug. 4, 2019. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
THERESA J. FISHER, 61, of Cayuta, July 29, 2019. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Ida Mae Howell, 91, of Rock Stream, Aug. 4, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
FRANKLIN G. KNAPTON, 66, of Friend, July 31, 2019. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
JOHN F. LEONARD, 66, formerly of Watkins Glen and Montour Falls, July 26, 2019. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
ROSEMARY P. MACRI, 92, of Watkins Glen, July 29, 2019 in Montour Falls. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
PATRICK W. "PAT" MCDANIEL, 61, of Montour Falls, July 17, 2019. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
ELEANOR J. PUTNAM, 86, July 30, 2019. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
RICHARD R. SOWERS, 89, July 27, 2019. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
John T. Stillman Jr., 52, of Montour Falls, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 7/31/19
Penn Yan--Thomas S. Anderson, 62, passed away Friday, July 26, 2019, after a long illness.
Friends called Tuesday, July 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A funeral service was held Wednesday, July 31 at 11 a.m. at the Hall United Church of Christ. Burial will be in Benton Rural Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Hall Firehouse.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Yates County, P.O. Box 12, Penn Yan, NY 14527 or to the Hall United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 56, Hall, NY 14463.
Tom was born May 21, 1957 in Penn Yan, the son of the late Roy and Maxine Anderson. He was a graduate of Dundee high school and of the W-FL BOCES auto body program.
Tom had worked at Seneca Foods in Dundee, 23 years at Mercury Aircraft in Hammondsport, Silgan Plastics in Penn Yan and most recently in the receiving department at Wal-mart in Canandaigua.
Tom married Martha Matsinger Oct. 20, 1990 in Seneca Falls. They moved to Benton Center in 1991, raising their family there.
Tom was a member of the Hall United Church of Christ. He volunteered as an adult leader of Cub Scouts and a coach for the Challenger Sports Youth Baseball Program.
Tom was a fan of NASCAR and the Buffalo Bills. He loved spending time with his family and his pets.
Tom is survived by his wife of nearly 29 years, Martha; one daughter, Catherine Anderson; one son, Nicholas Anderson; one brother, James (Debbie) Anderson; brother-in-law, John (Chrissan Scott) Giovannini; two nieces, Jill (John) Horyczun and Jessica (Brett) Lambert; and his father-in-law, Henry Luke.
Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome to send a message of condolence to the Anderson family.
Robert J. DeNardo, 83, of Watkins Glen, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away July 22, 2019.
Bob was born in Auburn, New York, the son of Patrick and Cecelia DeNardo. He was a communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Church, and member of the Watkins Glen Fire Department for 56 years and Elks Lodge #1546. Bob's employment included International Salt, IBEW Elmira Local, and served as the park manager for the Watkins Glen State Park for many years.
He was predeceased by his parents and sister Mary DeDominick. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Doris DeNardo; sons, Michael (Betty) DeNardo and Anthony (Mary Ellen) DeNardo; daughter, Donna DeNardo; five grandchildren, Daniel, Patti (Jeremy), Joseph (Kym), Braeden and Haley; great-grandson Teddy Beall; nephew Rob DeDominick; special friend, Joe Matwiejow, and numerous cousins.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility for their compassionate and considerate care of Bob while he resided there.
Bob enjoyed the outdoors and the mountains the most, traveling the Appalachian Mountains, Rocky Mountains and Alaska. His most favorite place was the Adirondack Mountains of New York.
The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Wednesday, July 31 from 4-6 p.m, followed by a memorial service at the funeral home at 6 p.m.
Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Watkins Glen Fire Department, 201 N. Perry St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891. You may express condolences to the family online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.
THOMAS S. ANDERSON, 62, of Penn Yan, July 26, 2019. Arrangements by Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home, Inc., Gorham.
ROBERT J. DENARDO, 83, of Watkins Glen, July 22, 2019. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
RAY W. PERKINS, 74, of Penn Yan, July 20, 2019 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
LUCY A. PURCELL, 85, of Keuka Lake, July 18, 2019. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.