Toll of Time
BATH- David B. Mattison, 57, passed away on Thursday
August 9, 2018 at his home. He was born
in Bath, NY on December 9, 1960 the son of the late L. Bruce Mattison and Alice
Silliman Mattison. He received an Associates Degree from Alfred State College. David worked at Ira Davenport Hospital for 18
years as a Medical Technician. David
married Spring Vanderbush on October 6, 2001.
He loved playing Horseshoes and won the State Championship. He was very proud
of his garden and yard.
He was predeceased by his parents, a sister Kathleen and brother-in-law Michael
He is survived by his loving wife Spring Mattison of Wayne, NY.,
sisters Cheryl (Charles) Soles of Alexander, Lorraine (Daniel) Levesque of
Bath, NY., Penny Smith of Bath, NY., and several nieces and nephews.
His request was to have no services.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in David's memory to the Finger Lakes
SPCA 72 Cameron Street Bath, New York 14810 or aspca.org/donate.
Arrangements are being handled by Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath.
WHITESVILLE - James E.
Gee, 82, of 905 Wildman Avenue passed away at home Thursday, May 31, 2018
following a brief illness. He was born September 3, 1935 in Wellsville the son
of the late Douglas J. and Beatrice (Greenan) Gee. On
May 20, 1961 in Whitesville, he married Marian Hallett
who survives. Jim graduated from the Immaculate Conception School and was a
1954 graduate of Wellsville High School. He served with the U.S. Navy from 1954
to 1958. He earned a degree in Diesel Mechanics from Penn Tech in Williamsport,
PA. He was employed as an industrial electrician at Dresser-Rand Corporation in
Wellsville for 33 years, retiring in 1998. He loved stock car racing and
pitching horseshoes. He was a member of the
National Horseshoe Pitching Association, a former member of the Whitesville
Central School Board of Education, and the St. John of the Cross Church Parish
Council in Whitesville.
Surviving in addition to his
wife are three children, Eugene L. (Kim) Gee of Mooresville, IN. Mary K. Gee of
Wellsville, and Alicia A. (Dan Steadman) Gee of Whitesville, 11 grandchildren,
nine great grandchildren, three brothers, Douglas W. (Anita) Gee of Wellsville,
Gerry (Gail) Gee of Akron, and Roger (Debra) Gee of Wellsville, a sister-in-law,
Ann Gee of Wellsville, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased in addition to his parents by a son, John D. Gee and a brother,
Robert J. Gee.
Friends are invited to a
memorial service on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Immaculate
Conception Church in Wellsville, with military honors to follow. Burial will be
in Hillside Cemetery in Whitesville. Please consider memorial donations to the
Hart Comfort House in Wellsville. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
Dick passed away in Florida I believe on 3/12/2018. I have been told that burial will be in the
spring. Obituary will follow as soon as
it is online.
Jane M. Rogers, formerly of
Delevan, died Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Elderwood
at Cheektowaga at the age of 85. She was
born November 18, 1932 in Arcade, NY a daughter of the late Frank C. and Julia
A. (nee Montgomery) Whitefield. She was a member of the former Blessed
Sacrament Church in Delevan and was a member of St. Mary's Church in Arcade.
She enjoyed playing cards, eating, traveling, spending
time with her grandchildren, family functions, bowling, garage sales and going
to the casino.
She was the owner of the former Wayside Grocery Store in Lime Lake.
She is survived by her husband - Dean Rogers who she married July 25, 1953 in
Arcade; her twin sons: Darryl (Gina) Rogers of Arkansas and Douglas (Diane) Rogers
of Texas; also survived by 11 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, two
great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; her
siblings: Donald (Alice) Whitefield and Laura "Betty" Stiles Gilbert.
Friends may call Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 9 AM - 9:50 AM at St. Mary's
Church, 417 W. Main St,. Arcade
where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM. Rev. Joseph Gullo will offficiate.
Interment will be held in Delevan Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Delevan Fire Department, P.O.
Box 218, Delevan, NY 14042.
Jonathan B. Winne (1973-2016)
Ellettsville: Jonathan "Jon" B. Winne, 42
of Ellettsville died Wednesday, January 13, 2016 in his home with his family at
his side. He was born October 31, 1973 in Glens Falls, New York to Donald Winne and Roberta Palmer Winne.
He was a small business owner and truck driver.
Survivors include his wife, Staci Burch Winne of
Ellettsville; his son, Cole Winne age 5; his parents
of New York; a brother, Todd Winne of Queensbury, New
York; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Lynn Burch of
Fayetteville; two brothers-in-law, Jason (Amber) Burch of Mooresville and
Jeremy (Stacy) Burch of Terre Haute; eight nieces and nephews, Megan Winne and Kaeley, Emmalynn, Caleb, Rya, Leah,
Nathan and Ezra Burch; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his
Jon was a member of Ellettsville Christian Church and enjoyed playing with his
son, bowling, fishing, playing video games and throwing horseshoes where he was
the New York Junior State Champion in 1987, 1988 and 1989.
Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:30 PM in Deremiah-Frye Mortuary, Greene & Harrell Chapel, 700 W Gourley Pike with Pastor
Chuck Souder officiating. Burial will follow at Old Union Cemetery,
Fayetteville. Visitation is scheduled for Friday, January 15, 2016 from 4:00 -
8:00 PM in the funeral home.
Rodger F. James Sr (1940-2017)
Parishville: Mr. Rodger F. James Sr.,
age 77 of Parishville, NY passed away on May 28, 2017
at the Highland Nursing Home in Massena after a two year battle with cancer.
He is survived by his two sons Rodger F. James Jr. and Trevor H. James of Parishville; his daughter Jody L. James of Parishville; his brother Robert James and his wife, Rebecca
of Hannawa Falls; his sister Barbara Papayanakos of Syracuse; his seven grandchildren Kel and Katie Cook; Cassandra, Alexis, Amberley,
Aidan and Brianna James; his great grandson Grayson Cook and several nieces and
nephews. He is predeceased by his wife Joan (Despaw)
James to whom he was married for 47 years.
Rodger was born on April 28, 1940 in Potsdam, NY to the late Carson James and Charie (Trombley) James. He
graduated from Potsdam Central High School in 1959 and later went on to Barber
School in Syracuse receiving his certificate in 1961.
For several years he operated a barbershop on Water Street in Potsdam and then
later opened his own barbershop in Parishville where
he then moved. There he worked, raised his family and lived his remaining
years. He worked as a driver for UPS, a school bus driver at Parishville-Hopkinton Central School and finally for the
Town of Parishville Highway Department from which he
retired in 1996. He was also an exempt member of the Parishville
Volunteer Fire Department.
During his youth Rodger became very passionate of the outdoors and playing
sports. He became a skilled hockey player; even playing in a few games with the
Lake Placid Roamers after graduating high school. While in Syracuse he excelled
at bowling and considered going professional. As years passed he continued
bowling and took up playing horseshoes. It was only until recently that he
sadly had to give them up.
His love for the outdoors came from his many years spent at Joe Indian Pond
camping, fishing and hunting. He, along with a couple of close friends, started
a hunting/fishing club at Joe Indian known as the "Upper Club". It
still is going strong today.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 3pm at the Garner
Funeral Home in Potsdam with Rev. Lee Sweeney as celebrant. Burial will follow
the service at the Southville Cemetery. Friends may
call June 5th from 1-3pm. Contributions can be made to the Parishville
Volunteer Fire Department.
Jennie Hill (1929-2017)
Hill, 87, passed peacefully at home, surrounded with love, on Sunday afternoon.
A lifelong resident of Syracuse, Jennie attended North High and upon graduation
worked for Great American Insurance Company for 25 years, then owned and
operated Creative Concepts Printing with her husband and daughter. Jennie was a
long-time member of Syracuse Turners, the Arion Stein
Club, and the German-American Society of CNY. She was an avid reader, bowler,
and champion horseshoe pitcher having competed in two World Horseshoe Pitching
Tournaments. Jennie was also a twelve-time New York State Senior Champion in
horseshoes, and won a Gold and Bronze medal in the Senior Olympics held in
Pittsburgh and Baton Rouge, respectively. She was most proud, though, of her
family and friends. To know Jennie was to love her, and to be known by Jennie
was to be loved by her.
Jennie is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, J. Edward Hill; her
beloved daughter and son-in-law, Katie and Tim Frazee; her greatest gifts,
grandchildren Emily and Matthew Frazee; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the Youngs
and Keeffes, the Wright family and Amber Zimmer, and
all who showed their love and kindness throughout Jennie’s life.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Gang Memorial Chapel,
104 Fordham Road, Syracuse. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on
Friday, April 28th, at 10:00 am at St. John the
Baptist Church, 406 Court Street, Syracuse.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of the
Neumann Communities at Franciscan Villa, 6900 Buckley Road, Syracuse, NY 13212;
or Humane CNY, 4915 West Taft Road, Liverpool, NY 13088.
Loren “Parker” Rauch
"Parker" L. Rauch, of Springville, passed away Wednesday, March 22,
2017 at the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital at the age of 87. He was born June 13, 1929 in Fowlerville, NY-
a son to the late Loren and Mabel (Fowler) Rauch.
He worked as a truck driver for West Herr Automotive as well as Clarklift of Buffalo. He was an avid horseshoe player.
He is survived by his long time companion: Marilyn Bowman of Springville; his
children: Lori (Daniel) Oakes of Ransomville, NY; and Parker (Laura) Rauch of
Leesburg, VA; a sister: Ruth Spencer of Sardinia; three grandchildren: Parker
Rauch; Adam (Jillian) Rauch; Joseph (Laura) Oakes; one great-grandchild: Sawyer
Rauch; also survived by nieces and nephews: Michael; Dennis; Beth; Krystal; and
several others. He is preceded in death
by his parents; his wife: NettieMay Rauch, who passed
away in 1994; siblings: Marie Griffith and Robert Rauch; and a nephew: LeRoy.
Friends may call Friday, March 24, 2017 from 4-8 PM at the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home- 271 E. Main St., Springville where
a service will be held Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10 AM. Officiated
by Pastor E. John Wood.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society- 101 John James Audubon
Pkwy. Amherst, NY 14228.
Bradley Johnson (Oct. 29, 2016)
Depew: Bradley F. Of
Cheektowaga, NY, October 29, 2016, beloved husband of the late Lorraine Pietrzak Johnson; dearest father of Donald of Chili, NY,
Debra (Donald) Hey, Daniel (Michele) and the late Brian Johnson; cherished
grandfather of Steven, Kevin, Alex, Alyssa and Jared; survived by three
brothers and six sisters; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may
call Tuesday 6-8 PM and Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the PAUL A. KLOC BLOSSOM
CHAPELS, INC., 4680 Clinton St. (corner Borden Rd.), West Seneca (668-5666)
where funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Friends are
invited. Bradley was an avid bowler (two, 300 games) and 50% record for ringers
in horseshoes. Sentiment may be expressed through a contribution to Hospice Buffalo, Inc. in memory of Bradley Johnson.
Ralph I Whitney (1944-2016)
I. Whitney, 72, of Rt. 394, Ashville, died unexpectedly Monday (May 9, 2016) at
WCA Hospital. He was born April 10, 1944
in Batavia, NY, the son of the late Paul and Dorothy Coates Whitney. He was a veteran of the US Army and served in
the Vietnam War. Ralph was a History
teacher for the former Chautauqua Central School (CCS) and for Chautauqua Lake
Central School (CLCS). He was a former coach for the CCS boys' volleyball and
girls' volleyball and softball teams. Ralph had also been the timekeeper at
CLCS basketball games. He had also been a volleyball official for games and
tournaments throughout Chautauqua and surrounding counties. He was a member of the AMVETS in Jamestown
where he played the bugle for the Honor Guard, and where he served as the
Chaplain. He was also a member of the Chautauqua Lake Horseshoe Club, and the
National Horseshoe Pitchers Association. Ralph was the Deputy Supervisor and
Councilman for the Town of North Harmony.
Ralph was a sportsman who enjoyed baseball, football, hockey, playing
horseshoes, and camping. He loved his family.
He is survived by his wife Sandra Focer Whitney whom he married April
19, 1975 in Sherman, NY; five children, Robert A. Knight of Stockholm, Sweden,
Michael R. (Jennifer L.) Behr of North Fayette Township, PA,
Amy S. (Steve R.) Samuelson of Sidney, Neb., Sherry B. (Tim) Silcox of Cary, NC, and Michael R. Whitney of Austin, TX;
four grandchildren, Jordan, Sarah, Carter, and Michael; one brother, Donald P. (Sandra)
Whitney of Fredericksburg, TX. The
funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday at the Freay
Funeral Home in Mayville. The family
will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Friday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be to The
Wounded Warriors Project.
To leave a message or to light a candle for Ralph go
Stephen P. Mayer (1950-2016)
Pike: Stephen P. Mayer, age 65, of Maple Ave., passed away
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 at the Crossroads House in Batavia. He was born in Warsaw,
June 24th, 1950, son of Peter and Patricia Safford Mayer of North Fort Myers, FL.
A lifetime resident of Wyoming County and 1968 graduate of Letchworth Central School,
Stephen worked as a Tool and Die Maker for Lapp Insulator in LeRoy from where he retired in 2015. He was a dedicated
father who loved pitching horseshoes, camping, trips to Disney World, the Green
Bay Packers and the New York Mets. Stephen is survived by his loving wife, Edna
Buckley Mayer of Pike, whom he married July 15th, 1972; a daughter, Tenesia (Bryan) Boyle of Middleport, NY; 2 grand daughters,
Kaydence and Peyton Boyle; 4 brothers, David (Cheryl)
Mayer of Pike, John (Marcia) Mayer of Arcade, Peter (Joan) Mayer of Florida,
and Patrick (Sharon) Mayer of Florida; 3 sisters, Sandra (Robert) King of
Gainesville, Susan (Robert) Harcleroad of West
Sparta, NY and Cindy (Bill Wittmeyer) Mayer of Bliss; 2 special nephews, Tim
Thurber of Alabama and DJ Thurber of Pike; a special niece, Bobbie Schwab of
Alabama; a special buddy, Mason Schwab of Alabama and several additional nieces
and nephews. Friends of Stephen may call from 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm Monday,
April 18th, 2016 at the Weeks Funeral Home 123 N. Main St. Warsaw. A funeral
service will be held at the funeral home 10am Tuesday,
April 19th, 2016 with Pastor Bob Farnsworth of Pike Community
Burial will follow in the Elmwood
Cemetery, Pike. Memorial
contributions may be made in Stephens’s name to the Crossroads House at
"Sam" Barbuto (1932-2016)
Liverpool: Theodore "Sam" Barbuto,
83, of Liverpool, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 23, 2016
at Crouse Hospital. He was born in Satriano, Italy and came to the United States at 15 years of age.
Sam served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, both on the front line
and then as a cook. After a 45 year career, he retired from New Process Gear in
1997. Sam enjoyed many Italian traditions such as making homemade wine,
gardening and playing the concertina. No one ever left his home hungry. He also
looked forward to RVing at Brennan's Beach every
summer. Sam was a member of the Pioneer Horseshoe Club and several bowling and
golf leagues. He was known as an excellent bowler and horseshoe player, winning
many awards and titles. Sam was a kind person who was eager to help anyone
without being asked. Sam was a loving husband, father, grandfather and
great-grandfather who will be deeply missed by all.
He was predeceased by his parents, Theodore and
Catherine (Maio) Barbuto
and his brother, Antonio Barbuto.
Sam is survived by
his loving wife of 59 years, Rose (Manfredi) Barbuto; his daughter, Cathy (Vince) Figliomeni;
his son, Sam (Sarah) Barbuto; five grandchildren,
Rose, Theresa Marie, Kevin, Joey and Lisa; his great-granddaughter, Cadence
"Kitty"; his brother, Frank (Lena) Barbuto
of New Jersey, along with several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass in celebration of Sam's life will be held at noon on Wednesday,
January 27, 2016 at Our Lady of Pompei/St. Peter
Church. Entombment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum. Family and
friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the THOMAS J.
PIRRO JR. FUNERAL HOME, 3401
Vickery Rd. (corner of Buckley Rd.) North Syracuse, NY.
Words of comfort may
be expressed at tjpfuneralhome.com
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Donald Smith (1930-2016)
Tyrone: Donald A. Smith, age 85
of the town of Tyrone,
NY; passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2016 in the comfort of his home
surrounded by his loving family.
Donald was born October
25, 1930 in Coopers
Plains, the son of the
late Warden A. and Mary Gertrude (Ormsby) Smith. He
graduated from Painted
School in 1950. He married the former Carol M.
Stevens on February 25, 1956 in Painted Post.
Mr. Smith was a Lab
Technician for Corning Glass Works for 38 years. He was a member of the Wayne Baptist
Church and a member of the Lamoka Masonic Lodge # 463 F&AM in Tyrone, NY.
An avid sports enthusiast, he was a pitcher for the Painted Post Indians
baseball team, he also played softball, and Horseshoe player; and participated
in numerous other sports in his younger years. His favorite activity however
was spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is loved and will be
missed by his beloved wife of 60 years, Carol; a son, Shawn A. (Cheryl) Smith
of Campbell; 2 daughters, Heidi Smith of Horseheads,
and Holly Somers of Ithaca; 2 sisters, Beverly E. (Fred) Drumm
of Campbell, and Donna J. (Clifford) Ellison of Savona; a brother, Richard O.
(Rhea) Smith of Tyrone; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a
sister Sylvia A. Jewell of Bedford,
Honoring his request
there will be no formal services; but prayers for the family will be greatly
appreciated. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wayne Baptist
Church, Route 230, Wayne, NY
14893 or to CareFirst
3805 Meads Creek Road Painted Post 14870.
entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36
Water Street, Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by
David R Harnden (1942-2015)
Syracuse: David Roberts Harnden,
73, of Syracuse, NY, passed away December 10, 2015, at home. He is survived by
his brother, Stuart of Dallas, TX; as well as nieces and nephews. Mr. Harnden was preceded in death by his father, Elmer; mother,
Lucille and sister, Carol Sellars. A service will
be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Ballweg & Lunsford
Funeral Home, 4612 S. Salina
with burial at Onondaga
Valley Cemetery. To express
sympathy, please visit ballweg-lunsford.com
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Note from Karen Graham: Dave was a member of the Pioneer Horseshoe
Club, he was their PR man. He was an
avid horseshoe pitcher for over 50 years.
And contributed many articles on the state and
national level. Dave was a good
friend and he will be missed by those who knew him. Rest In Peace Dave
Ronald Walker (1937-2015)
WALKER - Ronald J. December 1, 2015, at the age of 78, beloved
husband of 47 years to Rose Mary; loving father of Melissa (Jason) Campana and Michele (John) McFall;
cherished grandfather of Devin, Trent and Breanne; dear brother of Hans (Pat)
and Louise (late Charlie) McDougal; also survived by many nieces and nephews.
The family will be present on Saturday from 11-3 at the (Harris Hill Chapel)
AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8440
Main St., Clarence where a Funeral Service will
follow at 3 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Ronald's name to
American Heart Association. American
Heart Association , 20 Northpointe Pkwy. #130, Amherst, NY
14228. Please share your condolences at www.AMIGONE.com - See more at:
Omar Truesdell (1926-2015)
Binghamton: Omar A. Truesdell, 88 of Nineveh
died Wed. Nov. 4, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital
He was predeceased by his wife, Lucy E. Bender Truesdell.
He is survived by his son, Charles and fiancé" Jeannie, daughters, Charleen, Mary Ann and son-in-law, Keith Vincent, 8
grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, several great great
grandchildren. Omar was the owner and operator of Little Job Construction,
former bus driver for Harpursville
and retired farmer. He was a member of the F. & AM. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and bowler, having bowled a 300 game numerous
times and was a World Champion Horse Shoer. He loved
to travel To FL with Lucy for the winters, spend time at his lakefront camp on Cayuga Lake and tell a good story. Funeral Services will
be held at the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home 69-71
Maple Street Harpursville on Sun. at 3 p.m. Rev. Emrys
Tyler, Pastor of Nineveh Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery,
NY. The family will receive
friends at the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home on Sun.
from 1 to 3 p.m. prior to service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to: American
Cancer Society 13
Beech St. Johnson City, NY 13790. On-line condolences may be made at: www.omaddenfh.com.
Glenn Brown (1928-2015)
PHOENIX: Robert Glenn Brown Sr., 87, of Phoenix, NY, former life
resident of Center Road Pennellville, passed away at Francis House, Syracuse, NY,
on Saturday October 3, 2015. He was born
in the town of Clay
to his late parents, Eva (Hawkins) and Robert Gwan
Brown on March 7, 1928.
Glenn was a graduate of Phoenix High School. He was a plumber with the U A Local 267 Plumbers & Steamfitters, Syracuse, retiring in 1990. Glenn was a member of the Pioneer Horseshoe
Club, where he pitched locally, throughout the United
States and Canada in world tournament
events. He was inducted into the
Horseshoe Hall of Fame in 2001. He loved
baseball and was a Little League coach.
He was an avid bowler as well as a S.U. sports fan. He also enjoyed camping. Glenn and his wife, Betty, traveled
throughout United States of
America, embarking on new adventures. They wintered together in Mount Dora, Florida.
Surviving are his loving wife of 67 years,
Margaret “Betty” (Smith) Brown; his three daughters, Susan Delano Hall of
Brownville, Patricia A. (Carl) Hulett of Phoenix and
Sandra (Mark) Keith of Pennellville; his son, Robert “Bob” (JoAnn)
Brown of Baldwinsville; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several
nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling
hours are on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan
Funeral Home, 431 Main St.,
Funeral services will be on Wednesday at 11
a.m. in the funeral home, with the Pastor Carl Chapman officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery,
Road, town of Camillus.
Gerard Schmidt (1955-2015)
Gerard Robert Schmidt, 60, died suddenly on September 7, 2015.
may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday (Sept. 11th) at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral
Home, 2583 E. Main St.,
Mass will be held on Saturday (Sept. 12th) at 11 a.m. at St. Theresa's Church, 2050 Main St., Stanley,
Gerard was an active bike rider and was looking forward to the National MS
Society's "Bike MS" ride in Rochester,
of flowers, please donate to Gerard's ride at www.bikems.org or donate directly to the
National MS Society, 1000 Elmwood
Ave., Suite 900, Rochester, NY 14620.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y.,
Gerard moved with his family to Chili, N.Y., when he was 12 years old. After
graduating from Churchville-Chili HS in 1973, he enlisted in the Marine Corps.
After active duty, Gerard returned to N.Y. with his family and worked at
Griffin Technol ogy for 20
years. Most recently he was proudly working with veterans at the VA Medical
Center in Canandaigua. As a resident of Stanley,
N.Y., for over 30 years, Gerard
was an active member of St. Theresa's (Our Lady of the Lakes) Parish. He was a
member of the Knights of Columbus, an active blood donor and organizer for the
Red Cross, and volunteered many years for the Boy Scouts. Gerard was also a
lifelong Buffalo Bills fan. He lived and loved life to the fullest and could
always be counted on to have a big smile on his face.
will be deeply missed by his wife of 40 years, Cathy; children, Gerard (Beth)
of Pitts burgh, Pa., James of Norwalk, Conn., Daniel (Laura) of Havertown, Pa.,
and Angela (Blane) Lightfoote
of Stanley, N.Y.; grandchildren, Wyatt and Julia; brothers, Donald (Linda) and
Randy (Patti); sister, Susan; in-laws, Richard and Mary Tytler;
and several nieces and nephews.
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Milt Jones (1941-2015)
Waterloo: Milton Alan Jones, 73, of Waterloo,
passed away Saturday (July 11, 2015) at Geneva General
Hospital in Geneva, with his loving family by his side.
may call 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday (July 15) at Coe-Genung Funeral Home in Waterloo. Military rites will be 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday (July 15) at the funeral home by members of Waterloo Memorial Post
6433, V.F.W. and Warner VanRiper Post 435,
American Legion. The funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday (July 16) at
Fayette Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Brian Lowry will
officiate. Burial will be in Sampson
of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American
Cancer Society ,
1120 South Goodman Street, Rochester, N.Y. 14620.
Milton was born October 3, 1941, in Waterloo, the son of Donald R. and Gertrude
A. Cooley Jones. He was a 1959 graduate of Waterloo High School.
He served in the Navy from 1959 to 1962 in Bermuda.
He was employed with Goulds Pumps for 39 years. Milton was an active
member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
Saints. He was a member of Warner VanRiper Post 435,
American Legion, North Seneca Sportsman's Horseshoe League and the Sunset
survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda L. Jones; daughters, April D. Jones,
Joelle (Robert) Jensen, both of Penn Yan; and Kandis
(Daniel) Wright of Lehi, Utah; ten grandchildren, Kayliegh Jensen, Corey Jones, Nicholas Jones, Cameron
Jones, Cole Wright, Jonah Wright, Isaiah Washington, Evy
Wright, Massan Jensen and Arianna Washington; his
mother, Gertrude A. Jones; sisters, Shirley (Ron) Steele of Florida; Kathie
(Harry) Rowlinson of Waterloo and Nancy (Charles) Luffman of Seneca Falls; sister-in-law, Sheryl Jones of
Seneca Falls; many nieces and nephews.
predeceased by his brother, Daniel Jones.
NEW BERLIN: Ernest L. Stagaman, 67, of Norwich, passed away
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at his home. Ernest was born August 23, 1948. He
worked at the Norwich Pennysaver for many, many
Ernest is survived by his children; Shane Stagaman of
Sherburne, Scott Stagaman of Hamilton, Misty Simpson
and husband Steve of Norwich, and Tyler Stagaman of Norwich. He is also
survived by his brother and sisters; Sue Dye and husband Marvin of Niagara Falls, James Stagaman and wife Sandy of Norwich and Betty Stagaman of Greene. He is also survived by several
Calling hours will be held at the R.J Fahy Funeral
Home on Thursday September 17, 2015 from 10am – 11am. Funeral services for
Ernest will be held at the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home
Thursday at 11a.m. Interment will follow at Mt.
in Norwich, N.Y.
Charles Richard "Dick" Crandell (1924-2015)
Hornell: Charles Richard
“Dick” Crandall, 91, formerly of 385
Fairview Ave., Hornell, died Friday evening (May
29, 2015) at McAuley Manor where he had resided for
the past 4 years.
A native & life resident of Hornell, he was born January 21, 1924, and was
the son of Charles & Mary (Whitworth) Crandall. Dick grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of
Hornell High School where he served as class
president of the class of 1943. While in high school, he was a 4 year member of
the Red Raider Football Team and was captain of the team during his senior
year. He was a veteran of WWII, serving
in the US Army Air Force. As a 1st Lieutenant, he served as Co-Pilot, flying
B-24 Bombers in over 200 missions. He was featured, by name, in two books,
“Aluminum Trail” and “Somewhere We Will Find You” about the pilots &
co-pilots of WWII. For many years he has been a member of the Hornell American
Following his honorable discharge from the service, Dick worked for about 13
years at the Erie Railroad Shops. For several years he owned & operated the
Kendall Service Station in Hornell. For 20 years, he was employed at the New
York State Conservation Department, serving as fire inspector and as instructor
for forest rangers. Throughout the years, Dick made many appearances with
Smokey the Bear on Television Shows and in Schools, promoting fire safety.
Dick enjoyed and excelled in horseshoe pitching, playing in and winning many
tournaments & competitions. He was instrumental in the formation of the
Hornell Horseshoe League and also served as president of the NYS Horseshoe
Association for 3 years. He had been an avid bowler and bowled in many leagues.
For several years, Dick served as an instructor in the Hornell Junior Bowling
He volunteered his time as a coach in the Midget Football League for many years
and served on the board of directors for both Hornell Midget Football League
and Hornell Babe Ruth League. Dick also served as president of the Hornell
Alumni Association. He had a deep love of music and played keyboard for the
“Banjo Boys”. Dick enjoyed rooting for the Buffalo Bills and the Boston Red
Sox, but mostly loved rooting & cheering for his grand-children at their sporting
Dick was married on July 29, 1946 to the former Anne Arvidson
who died September 18, 2013. He was also preceded in death by his son, James E.
Crandall who died in 1999; 3 brothers, Carl Crandall, Harold Crandall &
Robert Crandall; his great-great granddaughter, Hannah Logan
Surviving are 2 daughters, Dianne (Randy) Tyner of Bradford, NY and Mary Ellen
(Joe) Dropp of Hornell; 2 sons, Richard “Rick”
(Marcia) Crandall of Hartsville and Steven (Sharon) Crandall of Hartsville;
many grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; along
with several nieces & nephews.
The family of Charles Richard “Dick” Crandall will receive friends on Wednesday
from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral
Home, 38 Church St.,
Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10:00 AM at St. Ann’s Church with Deacon Robert McCormick
officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery with full military honors.
In recognition of Dick’s service to his country during WWII, the American Flag
at the Dagon Funeral Home will be flown at half-staff.
Kenyon "Hoppy" Hopkins (1952-2015)
Jamestown: Kenyon W. "Hoppy" Hopkins, 62, of Falconer passed away Tuesday
(March 24, 2015) unexpectedly in the Emergency Room of WCA Hospital. A lifelong
area resident he was born April 5, 1952 in Kane, PA,
the son of Kenyon V. Hopkins and Dorothy Benson Schultz. Hoppy was a 1970
graduate of Falconer High School, a 1972 graduate of Jamestown
Community College, also attended University of Buffalo. He was employed by RHI-Monofrax for 40 years retiring in 2013. Hoppy was a member
of the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association and was inducted into the NYS
Horseshoe Hall of Fame in 2000. He was also a member of the Falconer Horseshoe
Club having served as Secretary and Treasurer, Falconer Moose Club, Vietnam
Veterans Association, Jamestown Eagles, Falconer Moose Golf League and had
played in several area bowling leagues. He enjoyed playing horseshoes, golfing,
bowling and was an avid Buffalo Bills, NASCAR and
Pittsburgh Pirates Fan. Surviving are two daughters: Christine M. Crick of
Falconer, Trisha E. Hopkins of Jamestown; five grandchildren: Stephanie Crick,
Brandon Crick, Zoey Kennedy, Payshuns
Watson, Princeton Watson; his companion Judy McChesney
of Falconer; his father: Kenyon V. Hopkins and step mother Sandra Hopkins of
Jamestown; four brothers: Roland C. "Chuck" Hopkins of McLeansville, NC, Randall P. Hopkins of Kennedy, Jay C.
Schultz of Jamestown, Timothy Hopkins of Celoron;
three sisters: Lorell Meacham of Gowanda, Suzanne
Schultz of Falconer, Michelle Hawkins of Falconer. He was preceded in death by
his mother Dorothy Benson Schultz on December 19, 2009 and his step father
Julius C. "Ike" Schultz on October 4, 1999. The funeral will be at 2
p.m. Thursday in the Falconer Funeral Home. Rev. Donald E. Ray will officiate.
Burial will be in Pine
Falconer. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the
funeral home and one hour prior to the funeral service Thursday in the funeral
home. Memorial contributions may be donated to the Vietnam Veterans
Association, 865 Bigelow Ave.,
Jamestown, NY 14701. - See more at: http://www.falconerfuneralhome.net/tribute/details/985/Kenyon_W_Hopkins/obituary.html
George Lovell (1915-2014)
Lovell, George S.George S. Lovell, 99, of Vestal passed away peacefully on
December 8, 2014 at James G. Johnston Memorial Nursing Home, Johnson City. George was predeceased by his
parents and an infant daughter, five siblings and sons-in-law, Robert Miner,
William Kemmery and Ray Hallock.
George is survived by his loving wife of 77 years, Jean; daughters, Anna Miner,
Linda (Al) Demarest and Janice (Kemmery) Hallock; 2 siblings, Martha and Leroy; 12 grandchildren, 12
great-grandchildren and 2 great-great granddaughters. Also surviving are
several nieces, nephews, cousins and special friend, Glen. George retired from
IBM Endicott in 1971. He enjoyed gardening, and shared his produce with Meals
on Wheels and CHOW as well as with his family and friends. He was an avid
horseshoe player, winning many awards, and was inducted into the Tri-County
Horseshoe Club Hall of Fame in 2006 and the New York State Horseshoe Hall of
Fame in 2007. The family wishes to thank the staff at JGJ Memorial Nursing Home
for their kind and loving care. Special thanks to Jim Meade of Vestal United
A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.
Leo Bukowski (October 31, 2014)
Hamburg: BUKOWSKI - Leo S. Of Elma, NY, October 31, 2014, beloved
husband of the late Edelle Pawlak
Bukowski; dearest father of Kenneth (Elaine), Karen
(Skip) Mann, Kevin Bukowski and Angela (Joseph)
Calabrese; fond grandfather of Clint Mann, James (Jessica) Mann and
great-grandchildren, Alexis and Addison; brother of Florence (late Brownie) Matuszak, Richard (Dolores), Daniel (Dolores) Bukowski, Josephine (Raymond) Schwendner
and the late Rose (late Joseph) Loftus, Theodore (late Jean) and Verna (late
Joseph) Matuszak. Friends may call Tuesday 4-8 PM at
the PAUL A. KLOC BLOSSOM CHAPELS, INC., 4680 Clinton St. (corner Borden Rd.),
West Seneca (668-5666). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday
morning at 9:30 o'clock from St. Gabriel's Church, 5271 Clinton St., Elma.
Please assemble at church. Friends are invited. Leo was owner of Queen City
and Buffalo Restaurant Equipment Supply and owner of the Indoor Horseshoe
Palace, Hamburg, NY.
John L Ruston (1937-2014)
John Lewis Ruston, 77, passed away peacefully at his
home in Brooksville, Florida on October 3, 2014 after a long and
courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was born in Syracuse, NY
on April 4, 1937. He worked for the NY State Fairgrounds as a warehouse worker
and later a carpenter until he retired in 1996, leaving Syracuse
for retirement. He had a great love for Horseshoes. He started playing at a
young age in the 1950s. Through the years, 1982, he organized the Syracuse
Pioneer Played Avidly Horseshoe Club and became president in 1983. In 1987, he
was inducted into the NYSHPA Hall of Fame. He enjoyed playing golf and watching
it. John was always there for his family and friends. A
helping hand or a friendly ear to anyone that needed it. He always had a
smile on his face or a joke to tell you. He is survived by his loving wife,
Eleanor; his children, Cathy Stringer, Marla Ruston and Bill Clark, Janice and
Tim Cousineau, Terry and Karen Sutliffe,
Linda Gillespie, Chris and Tonya Sutliffe, as well as
16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at
Rd., Warners, NY. Date and time pending. At the request of the family,
donations can be made in memory of John Ruston to the Pulmonary Fibrosis
Foundation, 230 E. Ohio St. Suite
304, Chicago, IL
60611. - See more at:
John "Jack" Carney (1937-2014)
Newburgh: John W. (Jack) Carney, Sr. Son of the late Arthur Carney and
Pauline Dimes Carney, a retired member of Local 17 Laborers Union. Previously employed at The Newburgh Evening News and Siegffried Press as a printer. Survived
by his companion of 28 years, Theresa M. Hulse.
Further survived by his Sons John W. Carney, Jr. and his wife
Ann of Pine Bush, NY, James Carney and his wife Gina of New Windsor, NY, Joseph
Carney and his wife Terry of Lake Katrine, NY, Wayne Hulse and his wife Julie of Munhall, PA, and Robert Hulse of Milton, NY, Daughter, Lisa Shaffer of Montgomery,
NY. Brother Donald E. Carney and his wife Madaline
of Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY, and Sister, Ruth Lamb of Brooklyn, NY.
Grandchildren, Enice Fleck, John Carney, III, Kevin
Carney, Joseph Carney, Phillip Carney, Justin Carney, Kyle Carney, Katherine
Gardner, Genevieve Richardson, Christine Gardner, Michelle Gardner. 18 Great-Grandchildren. Also newly
"Adopted" Daughter, Sue Spitz. Jack is also survived by his
loyal, faithful and loving dog, Jocko. He was pre-deceased
in death by his wife, Mary Rose Carney, Brother Arthur J. and Sister, Gloria Schoonmaker. He was a life long and dedicated Drum and
Bugle Corp member having participated in the Queen City
at the age of 10 years, Hudson Raiders Interstates Men 56 Regiment Memorial, Ambassodors, Criterions, Hawthorne Caballeros and Hawthorne
Caballeros Alumni, retiring from the Alumni this year. He was a member of the
Tri County Regional Judge as Association, Hudson Raiders Athletic Club, Mid
Hudson Horseshoe Association and Circleville Horseshoe Club,
Jack served as an Officer in many of these organizations. Jack was very
compassionate person, as witnessed by his many friends that he so graciously
assisted in any endeavor. Jack is survived by dear friends, James Alexander,
James Griffin and Jack Deyo. Pre-Deceased
by dear friend Gordon (Red) Barnum, Stanley Hulse and
Brother-in-Law Charles Grilz. It should be
noted that Jack passed away at Dietz Stadium in Kingston prior to the Drum and Bugle Corp
competition to be held that evening. He was in the company of those he loved
and those that loved him. The Hawthorne Caballeros, Hawthorne Caballeros Alumni
and the 20th Century Drum Corp wore black arm bands and dedicated their
performances at the competition to his memory. Visitation will be held on
Thursday August 7,2014 from 4:00-8:00pm at Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home Inc. A Funeral Service will be
held on Friday August 8,2014 at 11:00am at the Funeral
Home. The family would like to thank the staff of the Kingston Ambulance and Kingston Hospital for their kind support they
have given to John and his family.
Anthony "Ginger" Natale (1922-2014)
Batavia: Anthony J. Natale, died peacefully surrounded by his family on July 6, 2014 at
age 91. Survived by his loving wife, Carmella (Stevens); children, Linda (Dan) Holahan, Marian (Steve) Natale-Melenric,
Robert (Kristen) Natale; grandchildren, Tim (Nicole) Holahan, Brian Holahan, Kaitlyn Natale; great-grandson,
George Holahan; siblings, George Natale, Rose Gillis; several nieces &
nephews. Anthony was a WWII veteran, worked at
Rochester Products, was a competitive table tennis player, and state champion
No prior visitation. Anthony's Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM on
Thursday at St. Mark's Church, 54
Kuhn Rd, Greece.
Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations may be made to the NYS Veterans' Home at Batavia, 220 Richmond, Batavia, NY 14020
in Anthony's memory.
Victor E. Davis (1933-2014)
Victor E. Davis, 81,
of Hale Eddy, NY
passed away June 3, 2014 at the Wilson
in Johnson City, NY. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lorraine (McElroy) Davis;
his children and their spouses: Glenn (Cindy) Davis, Lenn (Pat) Davis, and Mark
(Barb) Davis; a sister Florence Lona; 16
grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Vic was a former resident of Cadosia, NY
and had been living for the past 50 years in Hale Eddy. He worked for the O
& W Railroad prior to his marriage. Later, he worked for the NYSDOT out of Hancock, NY
for 27 years, retiring in 1988. Vic was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War. He
was a member of the V.F.W. in Hancock,
NY; a former member of the
Deposit Lions Club; an honorary member of the Deposit Fire Department. He was a
founder of the Hale Eddy Small Fry, and worked in softball for girls and
baseball for boys in Deposit. He umpired football and baseball for high
schools. He was active with the Vic Davis Horseshoe League in Deposit, and in
2007 was inducted into the New York State Horseshoe Hall of Fame. Vic was a
member of the Town of Deposit Board of Trustees. He loved bowling, fishing, hunting,
and golf. He was a Mets fan and attended many Binghamton Mets baseball games. He enjoyed
his vegetable and flower gardens and formerly operated Vic's Flower Pot. He was
well known for his cinnamon buns, dinner rolls, and homemade apple pie.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the
Zacharias Funeral Home, 78 Second St., Deposit, NY with the Rev. Nick Perry,
Pastor of the Hale Eddy United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Hale Eddy
Cemetery, Hale Eddy, NY. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 11
AM until 1 PM time of service. Friends wishing may make memorial donations to
the Vic Davis Horseshoe League, 60
Town Shed Rd., Deposit, NY 13754.
Condolences may be made at http://www.zachariasfuneralhome.com
Charles E. Fenner (1932-2014)
Groton: Charles E. Fenner,
age 82, of Valley View Drive,
passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 2, 2014 at Cayuga
Ithaca after a
Born February 13, 1932 in Dryden,
NY he was the son of the late
Daniel H. and Eva D. Warner Fenner and the husband of
the former Sandra Holcomb who survives. Chuck was known by many as one who
would give a hand up not a handout. He had been employed with Consolidated Gas
Co. and a school bus driver at Dryden Central Schools for many years. He loved
the outdoors, playing horseshoes, gardening, and was an avid sportsman, but
most of all he loved his family.
In addition to his wife of 54 years, Sandra Fenner
at home, Chuck is survived by his three sons, Daniel H. (Frank Misur) Fenner of Stratford, CT,
Timmy K. (Rita) Fenner of Groton, NY, Shawn M. Fenner of Groton, NY; grandchildren, Nathaniel D. Fenner of Groton, NY and Rya Fenner of NY; great grandson, Evan A.J. Greene; sisters,
Helen (Gerald) Westlund of Groton, NY, Sharon
(William) Millick of Freeville, NY and Virginia VanOrder; sisters in law, Ruth Fenner
of Moravia, NY and Jane Fenner of Freeville, NY and
several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by
his brothers, Daniel K. Fenner and James W. Fenner.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, May 7, 2014
at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W.
Main St., Dryden, NY with Rev. Mildred Logan and Daniel Fenner officiating. Burial will follow in Cobb Street Cemetery, West
Groton, NY. Friends
may call from 5-8 pm Tuesday, May 6, 2014. In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice
W. (Bob) Clark, 70, of Batavia, passed away
Thursday, April 24, 2014 at St. Ann's Community-Leo Center
for Caring in Rochester.
was born on Sept. 17,1943 in Batavia, the son of the late William R. and
Delores I. (Pixley) Clark.
was an Army veteran and worked over 30 years at the former Genesee Parts Supply
in Batavia. He
enjoyed playing baseball, softball, bowling and horseshoes and was a member of
various teams throughout the area. Bob was an avid NY Mets fan and loved the
Batavia Muckdogs. In later years his passion was
playing horseshoes and enjoyed going to and participating in various
tournaments throughout the area.
is preceded in death by a brother, Richard C. Clark.
include his daughter, Julie Clark, of Rochester,
and a brother, L. Brian (Sandi) Clark, of Batavia.
In addition, there are nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
are no prior calling hours. Interment will be private.
may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc., 16 Bank St., Batavia, N.Y. 14020.
Stanley Towne (1929-2014)
Middleburgh: Stanley Vanden
Towne, 84, of Middleburgh, NY, beloved husband of Marlene (King) for 57
years, passed away at home on Thursday January, 30, 2014 surrounded by his
family. Stan was born on September 24, 1929 in Potsdam, NY,
son of the late Deidrich and Connie (Vanden Bogard) Towne. He attended
Potsdam Central School
and graduated from SUNY Potsdam with a Bachelors and Masters in Education. Stan
served as an educator and administrator in Northville, Broadalbin, Amsterdam, General Brown,
Little Valley, Middleburgh, Draper and Schoharie, where he retired after 34
years. For many years Stan and his wife ran a roadside vegetable stand on Route
30 specializing in organic tomatoes and fresh-picked beets which came with a
game of horseshoes.
Stan's life was filled with his passion
for competition. He excelled at the game of horseshoes, winning nine New York
State Championships. He medaled three times at the Senior Olympics. In 2006 he
was honored to be elected to the NYS Horseshoe Pitchers Hall of Fame. He was a
first-rate bowler who was still competing six weeks prior to his passing. He
was elected to the Potsdam High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Summers often
found him out on the golf course.
Stan enjoyed many creative outlets. He
was known as, "King of the Whirlybirds," which to this day are flying
all over the world. He was a talented woodworker and folk artist. The colorful
signs he made announced many church events. After retirement, he and his wife
traveled all over the world.
He served in the Strategic Air Command
division of the Air Force from 1951 to 1955. He was a 50-year plus member of
the American Legion. Stan was a member of the Middleburgh United
for over 40 years and served as President of the Trustees for a number of
years. He was County
Director for the
Schoharie County Retired Teachers Association and was active in the Eastern
Zone, NYSTRA. He was the former Treasurer of The DAM Concerned Citizens.
Besides his loving wife Marlene, he
leaves behind three children and six grandchildren: Connie and her husband Jeff
Rauhauser of Scotia and their children Corie and Kristopher (Jennifer) Rowe, Jack and Jo Anne
Towne of Wilton
and their children Dolan and Liam, Keri and her husband Edward Greenaway of
Coxsackie and their children John and Fallon. He is also survived by his
brother Deidrich Towne and his wife Shirley and 8
nieces and nephews.
His family would especially like to
thank the Catskill Area Hospice for their compassionate care during this
Funeral Service will be on Monday
February 3, at 11 AM at the United
281 Main Street, Middleburgh, NY.
Friends may call at Palmer and Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River Street, Middleburgh,
NY on Sunday February 2, from 2
to 5. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Middleburgh United Methodist
Church, P.O. Box 508, Middleburgh,
Frank Allen Disinger (1922-2013)
Lockport: Frank Allen Disinger, age 91, passed away on
December 26, 2013, just four months after the death of his wife, Marjorie (nee
Zimmerman). Born in Lockport on August 27, 1922,
he was the son of Howard and Lydia
(Blessing). In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by
brothers, Donald, William and Harry (Dean); and sisters, Edith, Ruth (Eaton),
Eleanor (Mundie) and Rita (Diemert). Frank is survived by daughters, Donna J.
(Timothy) of Lockport, Diane J. (Gary) Braun of Pendleton, Jane A. (George) of
Tucson, AZ; and son, David J. (Clara) of Lockport; grandchildren, Christopher
(Meredith), Allen, and Scott Kleinhans, Danielle
(Jason) Abrams, Chad (Jennifer) and Bradley Braun, Samantha and Megan Disinger; and great-grandchildren; McKenzie, Briella, Addelyn and Eden Braun,
and Regan Kleinhans. He also leaves behind many
beloved nieces and nephews.
Frank graduated from Lockport Senior High School
in 1940, and served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre during WWII
on the submarine "The Bream". He worked as a Senior Product Designer
at Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors for 39 years, and EGW of
Buffalo as a design supervisor. He was a lifetime member of Emmanuel United
a charter member of the Lockport Navy Marine Club, a member of Red Jacket Lodge
No. 646 F & A.M. where he served as a Master and District Deputy of the NYS
Grand Lodge for the Niagara-Orleans district. He was an honorary member of the Niagara and Tuscan Lodges. He was a member of the John
Hodge Lodge of Perfection and the Ismailia Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. Frank was a
member of the NYS Horseshoe Pitchers Hall of Fame, honored for his work as a
promoter/organizer of the sport. He enjoyed many years of bowling and golfing
with colleagues and friends.
Friends may call on Sunday, December 29, 2013 1-5
PM, in Prudden and Kandt
Funeral Home, 242 Genesee Street,
Lockport, where services will be
held on Monday morning at 11 AM. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Shriners
hospitals, American Red Cross, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated
by the family.
Visit www.pruddenandkandt.com for online
Anne Yeomans (1931-2013)
Binghamton: Anne F. Yeomans, 82, of Binghamton, went to be with the Lord Friday morning,
November 8, 2013, at Binghamton
She was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Mary Rehak;
and a sister, Helen Bateman. She is survived by her loving husband of nearly 50
years, Robert E. Yeomans, Binghamton; two daughters
and sons-in-law, Nancy Yeomans and Daniel Gravelle, Newburyport, MA, Caroline and Ric
Agostini, Toronto, Ontario; two granddaughters,
Alicia and Clarissa; one brother and sister-in-law, John and Donna Rehak, Binghamton; also several nieces, nephews, and
cousins. She was a member of John Hus Presbyterian Church, Binghamton. She was a former of employee of
the Ansco Corp. and retired from the Broome County
Probation Department. Anne enjoyed many trips with Bob and spending time with
services will be held at John Hus Presbyterian Church, 47 Glenwood Ave., Binghamton,
Wednesday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Robert T. Peak will
officiate. Burial will be in Chenango
The family will receive friends at the J.F. Rice Funeral Home Inc., 150 Main St., Johnson
City, Tuesday from 6-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to a charity
of one's choice in Anne F. Yeomans memory.
Bernhard Bay: Richard
C. Whitney Jr., 58, of Bernhards
Bay, passed away Saturday, September
14, 2013 in the Burn Center at Massachusetts General
Hospital, Boston due to complications from a work
related accident. “Rick” was born in Syracuse
and graduated from Central
was a Steamfitter with Local 267 for nearly 30 years, working for Joy Process
Mechanical Company. He was an accomplished horseshoe player and a member of the
Pioneer Horseshoe Club. He was also a private pilot and a member of the
Syracuse Flying Club. Rick enjoyed sports of all kinds and was an avid fan of
the Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Penguins. He was a member of the YMCA. He
attended the Abundant Life Ministries
Church in East
was predeceased by his mother, Lavan Geary. He is
survived by his parents, Richard Sr. and Gail Whitney, Kelly Whitney, wife for
over 11 years, sisters Diane (Greg) Bolton of Bernhards
Bay, Natalie (Lee) Dodson of Central Square, brothers, Paul (Lynn Kelley)
Whitney of Bernhards Bay, Scott Whitney of Clayton,
NC, David (Donnetta) Whitney of Cleveland, NY, and
Brian (Sandy) Butler of Cleveland, NY, a very special friend, June Wood and her
children, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
hours will be Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Cleveland United Methodist
Church, 73 Bridge St., Cleveland,
NY. Services will immediately
follow at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be in the Lakeside
Bay. Funeral services are
under the direction of Watson Funeral Home, Central Square.
lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Rick’s memory to one of the
following: Cleveland United Methodist Church, PO Box 188, Cleveland, NY 13042, Bernhards Bay United Methodist Church, PO Box 154, Bernhards Bay, NY 13028 or the Sumner Redstone Burn Center
at Massachusetts General Hospital (online at giving.massgeneral.org or a check
payable to Mass General at 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114).
Phoenix: Margaret J. Wilkinson, 85, of Phoenix, passed away on Friday. Born in Fulton, to her late parents, Margaret E. (Ludington) and
Carl E. Morehouse on August 18, 1927. She was a cafeteria manager for
Phoenix Central Schools, completing 22 years of service. A member of First
Baptist Church, Order of the Eastern Star # 172, Nutrition Site, Senior
Citizens, Fancy Hats, all based in Phoenix; the O.C.V.I., Oswego; Pioneer
Horseshoe Club, Syracuse.
Predeceased by her husband of 58
years, Harlan F. "Harky" Wilkinson on April
30, 2005; her twin sister, Marjorie J. Schenck on
September 19, 2003. Surviving are her children, David H.
Wilkinson (Helen Mensinger) of Wayland,
NY, Dale A. (Sharon) Wilkinson of Pennellville and
Margaret R. (Rod) Sayles of Phoenix, NY; five grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; one niece and one nephew.
Calling hours are on Tuesday August
6, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., with a brief O.E.S. # 172 service at 7 p.m., in
the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix,
NY. Services are
Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church,
16 Co. Rt. 57A, Phoenix,
NY with Pastor J. Scott McElyea officiating.
Burial in Greenlawn
Area Food Pantry, 43 Bridge St., Phoenix, NY 13135, or Friends of Oswego County
Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.
Gordon E. Decker (1930-2013)
Newburgh: Gordon E. Decker of the Town of Newburgh, worked for DuPont and retired from Newburgh City
School District, passed away on
Friday, July 12, 2013, at St. Luke's Cornwall
Hospital, Newburgh. He was 82. The son of the late Gordon and Beatrice
Wright Decker, Gordon was born on November 17, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY. Gordon is a life member of the Goodwill Fire
Department Benevolent Association, Red Vest, Dartball
Hall of Fame, Mid-Hudson Horseshoe Pitchers Association and Boy Scout Leader of
Troop 205. The family would like to
thank Liberty Dialysis, Dr. Portelli and staff, Dr.
Aziz, and the staff at St. Luke's Hospital. Gordon is survived by his wife of 59 years, Madeline
Homan Decker; one son, Kenneth (Angela) Decker; one daughter, Audrey Gross; one
sister, Maron (Carlos) Perez; five grandchildren:
Paul (Sherry), Amy, Joshua, Justin, and Dominick; two great-grandchildren:
Daniel and Arianna. He is also survived
by several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 17th, from
3 to 6:30 p.m. at Hudson Valley Funeral Home Inc., 239 Quassaick Ave.
(Rte. 94), New Windsor, NY 12553. Funeral Services will follow the visitation
at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will be in Cedar Hill Crematory,
with Interment of Ashes in Calvary
Cemetery, New Windsor.
Lloyd M Barbur (1940-2013)
Syracuse: Lloyd M. Barbur,
73, of Richland, returned to his Lord on Thursday. He retired from Robert
Rothman, PC, in 2002. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Lloyd
was an avid Horseshoe Pitcher, winning the gold in both the NY and FL Senior
Games. Surviving are, his loving wife of 53 years,
Barbara; his children, David (Tammy), Steven (Tina), and Melissa; two brothers;
three sisters; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; as well as several
nieces and nephews. Services will be private.
James L. Goodman
obituary as of today. Jim was a member
of the Waterloo Ringers Horseshoe Club.
John "Jack" M. (1935-2013)
Bathe: Thornton, John "Jack" M. Bath,
NY: Age 77, died Thursday, January 10, 2013 at home. He is survived by his wife
Priscilla (Cornelius) Thornton of Bath; daughter Connie; two sons, Daniel and
Michael; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews and brothers, James, Robert
(Mary) and Norman Thornton. He was predeceased by his parents, brothers, Daniel
and Charlie and his sister Judy.
A funeral service will be held January 22, 2013 at 12:30 pm at the Bath VA
Chapel. Burial will follow at 1:00 pm in the Bath National
Cemetery with military
honors. Online condolences may be made at www.fagansfuneralhome.com.
Stephen V. Fenicchia (1918-2012)
Additional notes: Steve Fenicchia was a top pitcher in New York from the 1950's to 1980's, winning
the Men's State Championship in 1963. Steve pitched in many World
Tournaments, making the Championship Class 4 times between
1961-71, amassing 49 career victories.
Steve was inducted into the New York State Hall of Fame in 1975.
J. (Ray) LaRose
East Syracuse: Raymond
J. LaRose, 96, of East Syracuse, passed away
on Saturday at Iroquois Nursing Home. He was born in Syracuse on June 9, 1916, and served with the
Army during WWII. Ray was employed by Crouse Hinds for over 30 years. Ray loved
family and being home. He was a former competitive diver, avid bowler with the
Fremont Classic League, a competitive jogger until age 78, and a former member
of Pastime Athletic Club. Ray was active in the Pioneer Horse Shoe Club, was a
state caliber horseshoe pitcher and a member of the Industrial League in
softball and horseshoes. He was a communicant of St. Matthew's and St. Mary's
is survived by Helen (Messinger), his wife of
58 years; two sons, John "Jack" LaRose of
Camillus and Tom (Sue) LaRose of Chittenango;
daughter, Sandy (Joe) Goncalves of Camillus; six
grandchildren, Jenny (Mike) LaRose Holdsworth, Rachel Goncalves,
Bethany (Phil) Doupe, Leah Goncalves,
Joanna Goncalves and Danielle LaRose;
brother-in-law, Donald (Karen) Messinger; and several
nieces and nephews.
Services: 9:15 a.m. Saturday at Newell-Fay Manlius Chapel and
10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Minoa. Burial will be in Pine
North Manlius. Family and friends may call
from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 8171 Cazenovia Rd. (Rt. 92), Manlius.
directions, florists, or a guestbook, please visit www.SCHEPPFAMILY.com
In lieu of
flowers, contributions may be made to the OCC Men's Tennis Program,
Lafayette Cross Country Program or the Faith Heritage School Financial Aid
Floyd: Joseph (Joe) Skutnik,
90, of the Town of Floyd, New
York passed away, Wednesday, October 31, 2012, in the Rome Center. He was born March 1, 1922 in Boston, Massachusetts,
the son of John and Eva Los Skutnik. Joe moved to Central New York in 1930 and
lived in the Hamlet of Camroden, Town of Floyd. He was educated in Camroden. On August 31, 1946 he married Gladys Thiemer in Rome. Joe was employed at Kelsey-Hayes for over
thirty years retiring in 1984 and previously was employed by Savage Arms. Along
with his parents he helped on the family farm and had a milk route for thirteen
years. After his retirement he rebuilt
dated tractors and auctioned them off in 1994.
Joe was an avid Horse Shoe player for twenty-five years. Surviving are his wife, Gladys; one daughter,
Linda Bruno, Tucson, Arizona; two sons, Edward Stutnik, Floyd; Richard Skutnik,
Norman Oklahoma; and five grandchildren, Jason, Rebecca, Tyler, Adam and Teana. He was predeceased by a brother, Bronislaw. Funeral services will be held Friday,
November 2, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George Street, Rome. Interment
Townsend Cemetery, Stittville. Relatives and friends may call at the
funeral home Thursday 4:00-7:00 p.m.
You may view the obituary and message of sympathy to
(Sowka) Kozik passed away
in Wilson Hospital on Saturday, October 13, 2012.
Born on May 24, 1924, she lived a full life during her 88 years among us.
Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Susan and Michael Sowka;
five siblings, and her husband of 61 years, John Kozik
Jr. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Ann Cantrowitz
(David), Sandra Marie Crabbs-Russ (Ron) and Marlene
Joyce Mallah (Michael); grandchildren, Sarah and Adam
Cantrowitz, Adrian and Emily Crabbs,
Rachel Meier and Allyson Mallah; great-grandchildren,
Nathan and Hazel Kwon; her brother, John Sowka
(Marla); her brother-in-law, Rudy Bystrak (Barbara);
her son-in-law, John Crabbs; and several nieces and
nephews. Margaret's life was centered on her family and her church. She was a
devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She and the love of her life, John, were
childhood sweethearts. They grew up and grew old together. They both served their country, supported their church, and
worked hard to build a good life for their children. Margaret was a woman of
many talents. She learned to hunt, fish, and play horseshoes in order to be
part of her husband's life. She will be remembered for the many hours she spent
in St. Mary's kitchen working alongside the "church ladies" who were
among her closest friends. Margaret was a good woman. She was proud of being a
Navy veteran of WWII and happiest when surrounded by her
family. A true stoic, she was a strong-willed woman who fought her illnesses
with determination and without complaint. The family is grateful for the care
and compassion she received from the staff of St. Louise Manor and Elizabeth
Church Manor. Baba Mother Margaret will be missed but not forgotten by those
who knew and loved her. Funeral services will be held Tuesday 10 a.m. at Dormition of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, 54 Baxter Street, Binghamton
with Rev. Ilya Gotlinsky
officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Rev. Gotlinsky
will conduct a prayer service Monday at 6:45 p.m. in the Chopyak-Scheider
Funeral Home, 326 Prospect Street, Binghamton where the family will receive
friends on Monday 4-7 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in Margaret's memory may be
made to her church, Elizabeth Church's Activity Fund, the Alzheimer's
Association , or a charity of your choice
Parishville: Mrs. Joan A. James, age 67, of Parishville,
passed away on October 10, 2012 at the Highland Nursing Home in Massena, where she
had been admitted the prior week. A memorial service will be held on Thursday,
October 18th at 11 a.m. at the Garner Funeral Service. Friends may call at the
Garner Funeral Service on Thursday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of the
service. In lieu of flowers
contributions in her memory can be made to the Parishville
Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad. Online condolences for Joan can be sent at www.garnerfh.com. Read full obituary click here Joan A.
James, 67, Parishville | NorthCountryNow
Chester Charles (Pop Pop) Albertson (1912-2012)
Wappingers Falls: Pop Pop died peacefully
Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Wingate at Dutchess at the
age of 99. He was born December 22, 1912
in Marlboro, NY to Charles William and Priscilla Shipton
Albertson. He married Susan Margaret Downes on December 30, 1939 in Suffern, NY.
She predeceased him on May 12, 2001 after 62 years of a very happy and loving
marriage that always centered around his family. He was a graduate of Marlboro High School
in 1931 in a class of nine students and was their last living member. He was a resident of Wappingers Falls for over 60 years. Chet loved to play horseshoes, starting as a
14 year old on a farm in Marlboro, and was a standout in the Mid-Hudson Valley
and New York State (NYS) for many years, always competing as Class A. He held
the NYS championship many years as well as the Dutchess
County Fair championships and the Syracuse State Fair championships. He was
inducted into the NYS Hall of Fame for his outstanding achievements and
contributions to the game of horseshoes in 1988. He was a founding member of
the Mid-Hudson Horseshoe Pitcher's Association and was responsible for the
return of horseshoes to the Dutchess County Fair in
the early 80's and he proceeded to win the tournament many years. To read more:
J. Canavan Sr.(1926-2012)
Fairmount: July 3, 2012 Paul Joseph Canavan Sr., 86, of Fairmount,
passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his children, following a battle
with prostate cancer. He is survived
by his loving wife of 64 years, Rita (McGee); four daughters, Margie (Gary)
Gordon, Sally (Michael) Rozniak, Mary (William)
Richardson and Betsy (Phil) Biggie; and five sons, Richard, Michael (Sue),
Paul, William and Martin (Sue). His large and loving family includes 16
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces
and nephews. Paul was born and raised
in Scranton, PA,
and relocated to the Syracuse
area after serving in the Navy during WWII. He worked for the Post Office for
35 years, and after retirement for MONY for 10. He was a Eucharistic minister
and a devout Catholic. He enjoyed family activities, horseshoes, bowling, gardening and was a devoted Yankees fan. Paul's family would like to thank his
caregivers for their professional and emotional support during his
illness. Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m.
Friday, July 6, at Edward J. Ryan & Son Funeral Home at 3180 Bellevue Avenue. A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday
at 9 a.m. at Holy
on Chapel Drive. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Central New York, 990 7th
North Street, Liverpool, NY
13088. Note: Paul was a member of the
Syracuse Pioneer Horseshoe Club for many years.
A. DiMartino (1944-2012)
Churchville: June 14, 2012. Survived by her
husband, of 49 years, Michael J. DiMartino; children,
Mike (Kathy Morales) DiMartino, John (Erin) DiMartino, Lynette (Matt)
Latone, Joe (Lindsay) DiMartino;
grandchildren, Mike, Justin, Cara, Alyssa, Jessica, Julia, Matt, Ethan, Ava;
great-grandchild, Devyn; brother, Gary Miles; nieces
& nephews. To light a candle of remembrance, please visit, www.walkerbrothersfh.com
Judy's visitation will be held Monday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the funeral home, 15 West Ave. in
Spencerport. Her funeral service will be celebrated Tuesday 11:30 AM at First Bible
990 Manitou Rd. Hilton, NY 14468. Interment in
Creekside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to First Bible
C/O Compass Care in Judy's memory.
Robert James Labrum
HUDSON FALLS-Robert James Labrum, 70, of North Street,
surrendered his soul, peacefully to the heavenly Father, Saturday, March 17,
2012, at his home, with his loving family by his side, after a courageous
battle with cancer. Born Feb. 25, 1942,
he was son of Lynwood
and Madeline (Baker) Labrum. Robert
graduated in 1960 from Glens
Falls High School.
After graduating, Robert joined the U.S. Navy where he served for two years.
Following an honorable discharge in 1962, he married his sweetheart, Sandra
Brown. He was predeceased by his father
and favorite grandmother, Mary Church, who raised him. Robert retired after 27 years with the NYS
Department of Corrections. He continued his security career through 2011,
working for various security agencies.
bowling and he held several offices in many local area leagues. He was also
instrumental in forming Chapter 80 of the Eastern Regional 700 Club. He organized
several trips to the National 700 Club tournaments and attended them through
2011. Bob also enjoyed pitching
horseshoes in the Moreau Horseshoe Club. He always looked forward to attending
horseshoe tournaments. On any given day you would be sure to see Bob at
Stewart’s or at the Corner Diner, enjoying the company of all his friends and
acquaintances in Hudson
include his devoted wife of 49 years, Sandra, whom he enabled to be a
passionate stay-at-home mom, grandmother and great-grandmother; his daughter,
Roberta Labrum; his two sons, Philip Labrum and his wife, Charity, and Alex
Labrum and his wife, Pam; 10 grandchildren, Lacey, Sara, Zachary, Dakota, Philip,
Brittney, Jacob, Christopher, Jared, and Brandon; six great-grandchildren,
Elizabeth, Isabella, Danielle, Lily, Ayeden, and
Noah; his father-in-law, Philip Brown, who is 100 years old, of Bolton Landing;
and his two brothers-in-law, Donald Brown and Harold Brown and his wife, Sherylee, of Bolton Landing. Missing Bob will be his two
canine companions, Miss Lily and Bessie, (who laid by
his feet long after his death). Due to
immeasurable grief, private services will be conducted at the convenience of
In lieu of
flowers, donations in Robert’s loving memory may be made to C.R. Wood Cancer Center,
102 Park St., Glens Falls, NY 12801. The family would like to thank his doctors,
Dr. Michael Kolodzieg of New York Oncology and
Hematology, Dr. Darci Gaiotti-Grubbs,
Dr. John Stoutenburg, physician assistant, Lauren
Cabana, and all of the nursing staff at the C.R. Wood Cancer Center,
along with the staff of Tower Two. Heartfelt thanks to Sister Donna for
spiritual guidance. A special thanks goes out to Washington
County Hospice for ensuring that he would be at home as he wished. Arrangements are entrusted to Carleton
Funeral HomeInc., 68 Main St. in Hudson Falls. Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, December 25, 2011, age 90. He leaves his niece, Judy Haley and nephew,
Edwin Clow; many cousins and dear friends.
Friends may call 2-5 PM Wednesday at Willard H. Scott Funeral Home, 12 South
Ave., Webster where his Funeral Service will be held 11:00AM Thursday. Interment Webster Rural Cemetery. Memorials may be directed
to the American Legion, Cottreall Warner Post #942,
818 Ridge Rd., Webster, NY 14580. A special thank you to the staff at the
Maplewood Nursing Home for their compassion and care provided to Clair.
Mike DiMartino lost NHPA Member and good friend Clair Rigby who
was his doubles partner and traveled with him to seven World Tournaments. Clair
lived to be 90 yrs old. He was born on Thanksgiving Day and passed on Christmas
WATERLOO- Edward A. Ryder,
70, formerly of Waterloo, N.Y.,
died unexpectedly on Sunday, (March 4th) in Pearl City, Hawaii.
Friends and family are invited to call Friday, (March 16, 2012) from 4 to 5 p.m.
at Mull Funeral Home, 113 Virginia
Street, Waterloo. A
celebration of the life of Edward will be held at 5 p.m., following the calling
hours, at the funeral home. Rev. James H. Adams, rector of the St. Peters
Episcopal Church, will officiate. Full
obit can be read at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/fltimes/obituary.aspx?n=edward-ryder-ed&pid=156398040&fhid=10751
Livingston Manor-John D.
Mills, 35, passed away May 22, 2011.
John was born February 19, 1976, he left behind
wife Kim and two sons. John had played
horseshoes at the Andes Horseshoe Club, league and sanctioned tournament
play. He was loved by all that knew him,
he will be sadly missed.