Our Obituaries

Stuart R. Porter

December 30, 1932 - October 16, 2017

Stuart R. Porter, age 84, of Penn Yan, NY passed away on Monday, October 16th,2017 in the comfort of his home on Keuka Lake.Stuart was born in Robesonia, PA on December 30, 1932, the son of the late Herman S. and Mary Elizabeth (Barr) Porter. As a teenager he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He served in the US Army where he was a forward observer for artillery and camp photographer. He earned...
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Judith P. Ryder

December 8, 1941 - October 14, 2017

Judith "Judy" P. Ryder, age 75, of Penn Yan, NY passed away Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at Living Center North at Geneva.Judy was born December 8th, 1941 in Geneva, NY the daughter of the late, Ethelyn (Smart) and Leonard Patchett Jr. She was a member of the Penn Yan Fireman's Auxillary, the Lakeside Country Club, and the Keuka Quilters. She enjoyed bowling and bowled for many...
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Eunice E. Ringer

March 9, 1937 - October 14, 2017

Eunice E. Ringer, age 80, of Clifton Springs, NY passed away Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at Bethany Manor Nursing Home in Horseheads, NY.Eunice was born in Lyons, NY on March 9th, 1937, the daughter of the late, Edward A. and Myrtle L. (Tyler) Fox. She had worked at the former nursery ward at Clifton Springs Hospital and retired from the Canandaigua VAMC following 21 years of employment. ...
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Shane D. Davis

May 26, 1962 - October 13, 2017

Penn Yan: My dear, sweet Shane Davis passed away suddenly October 13, 2017 at age 55. Survived by his wife Linda; sisters Jamie Portrude and Terri (Shane Holmes); sister-in-law Gail, brother-in-law Glenn; nieces Emily (Gary), Nikki, Katie, Abigail, Riley; nephew Alex; and Mom and Dad Quetschenbach. Enjoyed hiking, swimming, giving great hugs, dancing and making everyone laugh. There will be no...
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Clare Ring

May 13, 1922 - October 11, 2017

Clare C. Ring, born to James Joseph and Mary Agnes Cunning in Bennington, VT, in 1922. Clare was the youngest, with 3 older sisters and a brother. Showing an early aptitude for numbers, she enjoyed the company of her father while bookkeeping for his business. She would graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Trinity College in Burlington, VT. While there, she competed for her...
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Rustine Renee Lavin

December 27, 1962 - October 10, 2017

Rustine Renee Lavin, 54, of Penn Yan, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Clifton Springs Hospital after a long illness.A celebration of her life will be held at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 21 at the Barrington Community Church.Rustine was born in Canandaigua, Dec. 27, 1962. She was a 1980 graduate of Penn Yan Academy and had earned her Bachelor's Degree in 2015 from NYS Empire College. She had many...
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Theresa E. Keagle

June 14, 1958 - September 25, 2017

Theresa E. Keagle, 59, of Geneva, NY passed away Monday, September 25th, 2017 at Geneva General Hospital. Theresa was born June 14th, 1958 in Montour Falls, NY the daughter of the late, Anna May (Rumsey) and Robert Clark Wood Sr. She graduated from Penn Yan Academy and had worked for 15 years for Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Family was important to Theresa and she cherished spending...
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William Ellis Pringle

March 8, 1941 - September 24, 2017

William E. Pringle Sr., 76, of Keuka Park, NY, formerly of Long Island passed away Sunday, September 24th, 2017 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.William was born in Houlton, Maine on March 3rd, 1941, the son of the late Blanche and Lawrence Pringle. He graduated from Houlton High School and served in the US Air Force from 1960 thru 1964. He had worked as an air craft mechanic and...
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Patricia Ann Townsend

April 11, 1943 - September 24, 2017

Patricia Ann Eaves-Townsend, 74, passed peacefully on Sunday September 24th, in her home on Keuka Lake, surrounded by loved ones.A memorial service will be held at 10 am on Saturday, September 30th at Milo Center Methodist Church. Afterwards, a celebration of life will be held at the Penn Yan Moose Club.Patty was born April 11th, 1943 in Penn Yan, to Mr and Mrs James M and Dorthy Eaves. In 1961...
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Percy John Allison

December 23, 1925 - September 23, 2017

Percy John Allison, Jr., "Baldy", passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Bath VA Medical Center. He was born on December 23, 1925 to parents Percy J. and Mildred Johnson Allison Weichanthal in Penn Yan, NY. Calling hours for Baldy will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 4 - 8 PM at the Townsend Wood Funeral Chapel at 201 E. Elm St. in Penn Yan. His Funeral...
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Margaret N. Larham Drakeley

November 27, 1914 - September 17, 2017

Margaret N. Larham Drakeley, age 102, of Penn Yan, NY passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the Penn Yan Manor.Margaret was born in Geneva, NY on November 27th, 1914, the daughter of the late, Ellen (Nichols) and William Seager. She volunteered at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital and was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Penn Yan for over 80 years. Margaret also had...
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Betty A. Fritz

June 30, 1928 - September 10, 2017

Betty A. Fritz, age 89, of Penn Yan, NY passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, September 10th, 2017.Betty was born in Millerton, Pennsylvania on June 30, 1928, the daughter of the late, Vern and Charlotte Adams. Betty retired from Westinghouse in Bath, NY. She was a member of the Women of the Moose Chapter 1519 of Penn Yan and a member of the Penn Yan Women's Club. She loved bowling and...
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Patricia Ann Hines

August 22, 1947 - September 9, 2017

Patricia Ann Hines, age 70, of Penn Yan, NY passed away at home on Saturday, September 9th, 2017. Patricia was born in Penn Yan, NY on August 22nd, 1947, the daughter of the late, James and Betty (Miller) Luppino. She had worked for many years for Badger Technology in Penn Yan. She married Darryl W. Hines on June 12th, 1998. She also enjoyed fishing with her husband, Darryl.Patricia is...
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Vivian Pearl Willey Blair

August 22, 1926 - August 29, 2017

Vivian Pearl Willey Blair, b. August 22, 1926 - d. August 29, 2017. She was born to Ruth (Creveling) Willey and Ernest Willey, in Portage, NY, the 3rd of 7 children. She married her high school sweetheart, Gerald E. Blair, in 1945, Geneseo NY. Together in love and faith they had four children, then came 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. After living in Pittsford, NY, Santa Barbara, CA...
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Barbara Mae Bullock

February 2, 1935 - August 29, 2017

Barbara Mae "Shorty" Bullock, age 82, of Penn Yan, NY passed away at home Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 surrounded by her family.Barbara was born in Penn Yan on February 2nd, 1935, the daughter of the late, Russell and Ella Mae (Burnside) Snyder. She was a teacher's aide for many years at the Penn Yan Elementary School. She enjoyed traveling, sewing and quilting. Shorty was a loving and devoted...
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Nancy E. Naragon

October 3, 1944 - August 21, 2017

Nancy E. Naragon, age 72, of Penn Yan passed away Monday, August 21st, 2017peacefully at home surrounded by her family.Nancy was born in Tyrone, NY on October 3rd, 1944, the daughter of the late Harold J. and Elma Schmidl. In her earlier years, she had been a hair dresser; she had also worked for The Pennsylvania House in Penn Yan building furniture for over 15 years. She loved flowers and...
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Walter N. Parkhurst

October 24, 1947 - August 12, 2017

Walter 'Butch' N. Parkhurst, age 69, of Hornell, NY formerly of Penn Yan, NY passed away on Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell. Walter was born in Penn Yan, NY on October 24th, 1947, the son of the late George and Lucille (Osborn) Parkhurst. In addition to his parents, Walter was predeceased by his brothers, Edgar and David Parkhurst. He is survived by his...
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Ann O. Kashmer

December 31, 1934 - July 26, 2017

Ann Sandroski Kashmer (Huggins) passed away on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 in Penn Yan, NY. The youngest daughter of the late Benjamin and Emma Dobson Huggins, she was born in Hornby, NY. For many years she lived in the Corning area, moving to Keuka Lake in the mid 1980's.In 1954, she married Stanley A. Sandroski who predeceased her in 1988. They were the parents of two daughters who survive...
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Marcia M. Knapton

October 26, 1924 - July 20, 2017

Marcia M. Knapton, age 92, of Penn Yan, NY passed away Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at the Homestead Nursing Home in Penn Yan.Marcia was born in Penn Yan, NY on October 26th, 1924, the daughter of the late Marshall and Bertha (Cheney) Trenchard. She graduated Salutatorian of Dundee High School Class of 1942. Marcia worked for many years for the Karlnoski Veterans Home in Dundee, NY and then as a...
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Joseph B. Donahoe

January 23, 1933 - July 20, 2017

Joseph B. Donahoe, age 84, of Penn Yan, NY, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017, at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home,Joe was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on January 23, 1933, the son of Helen (Danks) and J. Waldron Donahoe. He was a graduate of Newton High School in Newton, NJ, Delhi Ag & Tech in Delhi, NY, and Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He came to Penn Yan immediately after...
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Alice I. Iddings

February 3, 1927 - June 28, 2017

Alice I. Iddings, age 90, of Penn Yan, NY passed away Wednesday, June 28th, 2017.Alice was born in Bellona, New York on February 3rd, 1927 the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Rice) Smith. Alice was a graduate of Roberts of Rochester and St. Mary's School of Nursing. She had owned and operated Iddings Beauty Shop in Penn Yan and the Old Vienna Restaurant in Kanona, NY. She was a judge for...
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James G. Colvin

March 31, 1950 - June 23, 2017

James G. Colvin, Penn Yan, passed away after an extended illness, on June 23, 2017. There will be a remembrance gathering at a future date. Those wishing to make a donation in Jim's memory may do so to the Humane Society of Yates County, PO Box 12, Penn Yan, NY 14527 to celebrate Jim's lifetime devotion to the wellbeing of dogs.
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Raymond H. Davison

August 23, 1929 - June 22, 2017

Raymond H. Davison, age 87, of Canandaigua, NY formerly of Pittsford and Penn Yan, passed away Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at Geneva General Hospital.Ray was born August 23rd, 1929 in Lima, NY, the son of the late, Ross William and Belle (Carter) Davison. Ray graduated from Lima High School in 1947 and served in the US Army from 1952 to 1954. He earned a degree in Physical Education from Cortland...
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Raymond J. McLoud

February 2, 1999 - June 10, 2017

Raymond J. McLoud, age 18 of Penn Yan, NY passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 10th, 2017.RJ was born on February 2nd, 1999, the son of Debra Dillon and Raymond W. McLoud Jr. RJ had a love for the outdoors. He enjoyed walking, skate boarding, and fishing for hours on end. He had a sense of humor. RJ persevered and achieved his GED.RJ is survived by his mother and step father, Debra and...
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Walter M. Johnson

August 6, 1941 - May 24, 2017

Walter Malcolm Johnson, age 75, of Penn Yan, NY passed away Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 at the Homestead Nursing Home in Penn Yan, NY.Mac was born August 6, 1941, in Corning, New York the son of the late Grace Traver Whitney and Victor Carl Johnson. He graduated from Corning Northside High school in Class of 1959. Mac had trained as a Journeymen Baker under Frank Ham at Tasty Bakery in Corning...
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Ted Alan Archer

May 1, 1948 - May 16, 2017

Ted Alan Archer, age 69, of Penn Yan passed away Tuesday, May 16th at Geneva General Hospital.Ted was born May 1st, 1948 in Penn Yan, the son of the late, Ella Nielsen and Harold Frederick Archer. Ted was a graduate of Penn Yan Academy and had attended Syracuse University and Hobart College. He enlisted in the US Marine Corp and served from 1969 thru 1971. Ted was stationed in Da Nang during...
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Gene M. Parsons

July 19, 1929 - May 15, 2017

Gene M. Parsons, age 87, of Penn Yan, New York passed away Monday, May 15th, 2017 at Geneva General Hospital.Gene was born on July 19th, 1929 in Jamestown, NY, the son of late, Milton W. and Helen L. (Shepard) Parsons. Gene was a graduate of the old Penn Yan Academy and earned his BS degree from Hartwick College in Cooperstown. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He served with the...
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Shirley A. Whyman

February 1, 1934 - May 12, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017, SHIRLEY ANN (DRUMM) WHYMAN passed away to be with her loving husband after a very brief battle with end stage COPD. Shirley was born on February 1, 1934 in Prattsburgh, NY to G. Merlin Drumm and Thelma (Pitman) Drumm. She attended Prattsburgh Central School and graduated in 1951. She then attended RIT in Rochester, NY for one year for interior design, after which she...
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Roy K. Maynard

May 19, 1949 - May 3, 2017

On 3 May , 2017 retired Navy Petty Officer Roy K. Maynard set sail on his final voyage. He leaves behind three brothers, Maurice of Geneseo, Clinton (Debra) of Atlanta GA and Earl (Holly) of Fulton NY. Four sisters, Pamela Raineer of Wasilla, Alaska, Janice (Richard) Wilcox of Castile, NY, Theresa (Gerald) Bishop of Orman Beach FL and Heida Walters of New Haven NY. Four children, Arthur (...
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Barbara Lu Gibbon

February 18, 1940 - May 1, 2017

Barbara Lu Gibbon, age 77, of Penn Yan, NY passed away peacefully with her kids by her side on Monday, May 1st, 2017 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.Barbara was born on February 18th, 1940, the daughter of the late George and Freeda (Zimmer) Mack. She had attended nursing school at Geneva General Hospital earning her LPN. She had worked as a nurse for many years at Soldiers &...
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Paul S. Nissen

August 9, 1938 - April 30, 2017

Paul Stewart Nissen died on April 30, 2017 in Penn Yan NY. He was born on August 9, 1938 in Penn Yan to P. Stewart and Ruth Truax Nissen. Paul graduated from Penn Yan Academy in June of 1957, then attended various military technical schools, NCO Academy and he also attended Glendale Community College.Paul enlisted in the US Air Force in 1957 and retired in 1977 after 20 years of active duty. ...
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Ruth Evelyn Lamphier

April 23, 1913 - April 27, 2017

Ruth Evelyn Lamphier, age 104, of Penn Yan, NY passed away Thursday, April 27th, 2017 at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home.Ruth was born in the Town of Jerusalem on April 23rd, 1913, the daughter of the late Fred and Edith (Orr) Thomas. She had worked for Barden Robson Basket Factory in Penn Yan, NY then Michaels-Stern as a seamstress. She had been a member of the Branchport United Methodist...
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Ruby C. Gilbert

August 9, 1931 - April 26, 2017

Ruby Gilbert of Penn Yan, NY passed away unexpectedly on April 26, 2017 at the age of 85. Ruby was born on August 9, 1931 and was the daughter of Laurence & Ida Christensen. She married Robert A. Gilbert on February 28, 1958 and retired from NYS Electric & Gas in February, 1994.As a life-long resident of Penn Yan, Ruby graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 1948. She also enjoyed...
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Andrew T. Durham

September 8, 1964 - April 10, 2017

Andrew T. Durham, age 52, of Rochester, NY passed away at home on April 10th, 2017.Andrew was born in Penn Yan, NY on September 8, 1964, the son of Donald F. and Joyce L. (Peterson) Durham. He graduated high school from Penn Yan Academy in 1982 and he attended the American Legion Boy's State in Morrisville. Andrew was awarded the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and the Instrumentalist Magazine...
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Rodney Burton Hall

December 17, 1939 - April 7, 2017

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Rodney B. Hall

December 17, 1939 - April 7, 2017

Rodney B. Hall, 77, died unexpectedly Friday evening at Geneva General Hospital.A graveside service will be held Friday April 14th at 11 AM in Benton Cemetery. A luncheon will follow the burial at the Benton Fire Hall. Calling hours will be held on Thursday April 13 from 4-7 PM at the Townsend Wood Funeral Chapel.He was born in Penn Yan, December 17, 1939 to Ernest and Mary Cooper Hall. He took...
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William J. Volz

November 16, 1929 - March 29, 2017

William J. Volz, age 87, of Branchport, NY, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Geneva General Hospital.William was born on November 16, 1929 on Long Island; the son of the late William and Ida (Gasser) Volz. He retired from NYSE&G after over 20 years of service. He and his late wife Nellie were avid square dancers and members of the Friendship Squares. They also enjoyed walking and...
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Levi A. Titus

September 14, 1924 - March 20, 2017

Levi A. Titus, age 92, of Penn Yan, NY passed away Monday, March 20th, 2017 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital.Levi was born in the Town of Milo on September 14, 1924, the son of the late, Albert and Eula (Ridgeway) Titus. Levi served in the US Army from 1942 to 1946. He worked as a carpenter for the Carpenters Union Local #271 for 50 years and as a crossing guard for the Penn Yan...
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Martha G. Harris

April 27, 1936 - March 17, 2017

PENN YAN- Martha G. Harris, 80, died Friday evening at Keuka Comfort Care.A memorial service will be held at 2PM Thursday March 23, 2017 at the Townsend Wood Funeral Chapel in Penn Yan. A calling hour will be held from 1pm until the service. Burial will be privateMartha was born in Canandaigua, NY April 27, 1936 to George and Catherine Buckelew Gifford. She graduated from Gorham Central School....
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Nellie S. Hoban

March 12, 1929 - March 9, 2017

Nellie S. Hoban, age 87, of Bath, NY passed away Thursday, March 9th, 2017, in the comfort of her home.Nellie was born in South Pulteney, NY on March 12th, 1929, the daughter of the late, Carl and Emily (Genung) Schuyler. Nellie was a spotter during WWII and had worked as a waitress and as a secretary for Clark's. Nellie had also drove truck delivering boats. She and her late husband operated...
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LaVern C. Stiles

August 31, 1930 - March 4, 2017

LaVern C. Stiles, age 86, of Keuka Park, NY passed away Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home.Vern was born in Elmira, NY on August 31, 1930, the son of the late, Ray and Carrie (Longwell) Stiles. Vern served in the US Air Force from 1950 to 1954. He and his wife, Kathleen were married on December 29th, 1952 just prior to his being stationed in Greenland. Vern had a long...
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Willard J. Hand

April 16, 1938 - February 20, 2017

Willard J. Willy Hand Jr., age 78 of Penn Yan, NY passed away Monday, February 20th, 2017 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital.Willy was born in Syracuse, NY on April 16th, 1938, the son of the late, Willard J. and Lucy (Conway) Hand Sr. Willy was a member of the American War Dads and the VFW Auxillary. He dedicated his time to BBQ's as fundraiser for the Wounded Warriors, the Keuka...
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Michael D. Linehan

June 29, 1962 - February 15, 2017

Michael D. Linehan III, age 54 of Penn Yan, NY passed away unexpectedly at Geneva General Hospital on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Mike was born in Bath, NY on June 29th, 1962, the son of Bonnie (Thurston) Linehan and Michael D. Linehan Jr.Growing up in Hammondsport, NY, Mike's love of Keuka Lake and the entire Finger Lakes Region began at a very young age. Prior to becoming the President and...
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Mary J. Sisson

November 10, 1913 - February 15, 2017

Mary Jorgensen Sisson, 103, of Bluff Point, NY, made her journey to the Lord peacefully on February 15, 2017 with her family by her side. Mary was born in Benton Center on November 10, 1913 and was a lifelong resident of Yates County. She spent all of her life in the Penn Yan area living in various places where her father and mother (Wemple Phalen and Winifred Hunt Phalen) farmed. The last home...
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Robert D. Sullivan

August 27, 1924 - February 4, 2017

Sullivan, Robert D.Peacefully, surrounded by family, Bob passed away at Clifton Springs Hospital on February 4th, 2017. Predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Helen Ann Dodd Sullivan; daughter, Kathleen; son, Michael; grandson, Justin Ebert; brother, Patrick Sullivan; brother and sister-in-law, Jack (Janice) Sullivan; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jean (Bill) Koval and brother-in-law Leo...
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Robert F. Logan

October 16, 1929 - January 31, 2017

Robert F. Logan age 87 of Penn Yan, NY passed away Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 at the Canandaigua VAMC.Bob was born on October 16th, 1929 in Sunbury, PA, the son of the late Wade and Fannie (McNeely) Logan. His family relocated to Pulteney, NY where they owned and operated the Wade Logan Funeral Home. He graduted from Penn Yan Academy in 1947 and enlisted in the US Army. Following his...
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Viorene M. Sterling

November 14, 1931 - January 17, 2017

Viorene M. Sterling, 85, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2017 at the Keuka Care Comfort Home. Born the daughter of Horace and Hazel (Hobart) McElwee Viorene was a life long resident of Penn Yan. She graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 1949 and attended Freeman Business School in Geneva. She loved playing the piano, singing and frequently sang for weddings. She also loved travel, swimming...
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Irene S. Jones

November 30, 1928 - January 3, 2017

Irene S. Jones, age 88, of Utica, NY formerly of Penn Yan, Fayetteville and Manlius, NY passed away Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Utica.Irene was born in Penn Yan, NY on November 30, 1928 the daughter of the late, Charles and Mildred (Goundry) Sisson. Irene graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 1946. She married her late husband Frederic P. Jones on June 6, 1953. She...
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Ellen Arlene Swarthout Hoban

March 14, 1924 - December 24, 2016

Ellen Arlene Swarthouth Hoban, age 92, of Canandaigua, NY passed away Saturday, December 24th, 2016 at the MM Euwing Continuing Care Center in Canandaigua, NY.Ellen was born in Penn Yan, NY on March 14th, 1924, the daughter of the late John and Ruth (Hatmaker) Swarthout. Ellen had a long time career in banking and politics. She served for 14 years as the Benton Town Justice and worked as a...
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Crawford Gordon McFetridge

May 27, 1955 - December 21, 2016

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Robert Clark Wood

January 16, 1946 - December 14, 2016

Robert C. Wood Jr., age 70, of Branchport, NY passed away Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at Corning Hospital.Robert was born in Penn Yan, NY on January 16th 1946, the son of the late, Robert C. and Anna (Rumsey) Wood Sr. He served in the US Army during Vietnam earning a Vietnam Service Medal and a Civic Action Medal among others. He also served in the US Army Reserve at the Penn Yan Army Reserve...
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Wayne E. Hancock

July 2, 1922 - November 24, 2016

Wayne Eugene Hancock age 94 of Wayne, NY. went to be with our Lord Jesus on November 24, 2016.Wayne was born in O'Neill, NE July 2, 1922 the son of Claud P. Hancock and Stella Florence Hancock. He graduated high school in Tekamah, NE in 1940. Joined the Army in 1942 where he traveled to England on the Queen Mary along with 15,000 troops and 1,500 nurses. In England, Wayne was in charge of 60...
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Richard E. Trombley

February 17, 1927 - November 21, 2016

Richard (Dick) Trombley, 89, of The Villages, FL, passed away on Monday November 21. He is survived by his wife Joyce, sons Edward (Rachel), Joe, Steve (Jennifer), Tim (Marianne), Andy (Joni) and daughter Chris Bloom (Steve). Also surviving are his brother Don, sisters Gerry, Dawn and Audrey as well as sixteen grandchildren: Nathan, Nick, Nitosha, Tiffany, Josh, Jessie, Jenna, Ty, Brandon, Adam...
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John F. Nowak

November 16, 1959 - November 19, 2016

BENTON- John F. Nowak JR., 57, passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully at his home on Saturday November 19th. He was born November 16th, 1959 to John F.(Kathy) Nowak and Barbara Nowak.He is predeceased by his wife of 27 years, Ellen(Carmichael) Nowak and his grandparents, Howard and Reta WhitemanHe leaves behind his siblings, Bernice(Aaron) Lack, Molly(Tim)Turner, Ted(Eileen) Nowak, his in-laws,...
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Mary Lou Brennan

May 31, 1929 - November 17, 2016

Mary Lou Brennan, age 87, of Penn Yan, NY passed away Thursday, November 17th, 2016.Mary Lou was born in Penn Yan, NY on May 31, 1929, the daughter of the late, John and Ruth Swarthout. Mary Lou was a loving wife, mother and grandmother dedicating her life to her family. She was an active member of St. Michael's Church and a regular attendee of daily Mass. Mary Lou made a beautiful home...
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Donald R. Gray

August 12, 1922 - November 4, 2016

PENN YAN- Donald R. Gray, 94 passed away Friday evening at The Homestead at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital.A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday November 10th at 11 AM at the Penn Yan Elks Lodge. The Penn Yan American Legion and the US Navy will provide honors for Don. There will be no calling hours, burial will be private. Online condolences may be made at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com....
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L. Ryan White

September 27, 1937 - November 2, 2016

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Patricia Nan Logan

November 6, 1929 - October 28, 2016

Patricia 'Nan' Logan, age 86, of Penn Yan passed away in the comfort of her home on Friday, October 28th, 2016. Nan was born on November 6th, 1929 in Buffalo, NY, the daughter of the late, George and Iva (Sproule) O'Brien. Nan was a 1949 graduate of Penn Yan Academy. During the 1940's, Nan lived in Oakridge, TN with her family, where her father had been assigned to work with the atomic bomb...
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Carroll Eugene Edwards

October 18, 1931 - October 18, 2016

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Doris M. Strong

October 8, 1920 - October 13, 2016

Doris M. Strong, age 96, of Penn Yan, NY passed away Thursday, October 13th, 2016 at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home.Doris was born in Penn Yan, NY on October 8th, 1920, the daughter of the late, Ivan J. and Edna E. (Wheeler) Milliman. Doris married Forrest M. Dinehart on April 18th, 1942. Mr. Dinehart passed away on June 20th, 1977. She married Paul K Strong on October 3rd, 1992, who passed...
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David Brian LeShure

June 2, 1964 - October 11, 2016

David B. LeShure, age 52, of Penn Yan, NY passed away on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan.David was born on June 2nd, 1964 in Geneva, NY, the son of Wayne E. and Cora K Jones LeShure Sr. David was an avid NASCAR, Buffalo Bills, and NY Yankees fan. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and loved the outdoors. David is survived by and will be dearly...
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Jill Ruth Dereza

January 28, 1950 - October 7, 2016

Jill R. Dereza, age 66, of Branchport, NY, passed away at her home on Friday, October 7th, 2016. Jill was born in Elizabeth, NJ on January 28th, 1950, the daughter of the late, Dorward L. and Ruth L. (Cross) Schneider. Jill was married to her late husband, John on May 12th, 1970 in Elizabeth, NJ. She was a teacher who spent her career educating at the Hamilton School System in Hamilton Square,...
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Brian Keith Lee

October 4, 1960 - October 4, 2016

PENN YAN- Brian Keith Lee, 56, passed away Tuesday afternoon at The Living Center South at Geneva General Hospital.A Memorial Service will be held Monday October 10th at 2PM at the Townsend Wood Funeral Chapel 201 E. Elm St. Penn Yan.Brian was born October 4th, 1960 in Lyons NY to Robert E. and Jean E. Bramer Lee. He graduated from Clyde Savannah Central School. He was self-employed doing...
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Jean Marie Larsen

January 11, 1930 - September 23, 2016

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Joan Schoonover

July 8, 1924 - September 20, 2016

Mrs. Joan Schoonover, age 92, of Penn Yan, NY formerly of Waterloo passed away at the Homestead Nursing Home in Penn Yan on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016.Joan was born in Lincolnshire, England on July 8th, 1924, the daughter of the late, George E. and Elizabeth (Brightman) Wass. She attended Morton Regular School and Bourne Grammar School in Lincolnshire. She was a resident of the Waterloo, NY...
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Mark C. Malcolm

December 28, 1924 - August 22, 2016

Mark C. Malcolm Sr. of Penn Yan (formerly of Sodus, NY), passed away peacefully on Monday, August 22, 2016 at the Homestead Nursing home at the age of ninety-one, surrounded by his loving family, and devoted wife, Elizabeth (Betty) Malcolm. Mark Sr. is predeceased by his parents, Ruth Lucy-Allen Malcolm, and Kenneth J. Malcolm, and son Gary K. Malcolm. Mark Sr. is survived by his wife, Betty,...
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Carlton Nicholas Greene

March 29, 1937 - August 17, 2016

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R. Bruce LeClaire

October 29, 1932 - August 8, 2016

LeClaire, R. BrucePenn Yan: Bruce, 83, died peacefully with his loving family at his side at the University of Rochester Medical Center on Monday, August 8th, 2016. He was born in Penn Yan to Carl and Mabel LeClaire and lived in Penn Yan his entire life. A graduate of Penn Yan Academy, Bruce was a standout athlete in football, basketball and track. He attended college at Cortland State. He...
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Helene Agnes Meehan Tiballi

August 2, 2016

Helene Agnes Meehan Tiballi left us August 2nd to be with the Lord and reunite with her family in heaven. She was born in Archbald, PA to Daniel and Theresa Meehan and attended St. Thomas Aquinas Church and school until her family moved to Philadelphia. She graduated from West Catholic School for Girls and then worked in the Philadelphia GE plant serving the war effort. When visiting her sister...
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Robert J. Stillwell

September 8, 1933 - July 24, 2016

PENN YAN- Funeral services for Robert J. Stillwell, 82, will be held 1PM Wednesday August 3rd at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Penn Yan. Burial will follow in the Lakeview Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, August 2nd from 4- 8PM at the Townsend- Wood Funeral Chapel 201 E. Elm St Penn Yan and from 12- 1PM at the church prior to the funeral.Mr. Stillwell passed away at his home early...
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Joyce M. Cornell

May 24, 1941 - July 22, 2016

PENN YAN- Joyce M. Cornell, 75, passed away Friday morning July 22nd surrounded by her family at home while under the care of Ontario- Yates Hospice.She was born in Elkland PA May 24, 1941 to Menzo and Laura (Cook) Gee. She worked as a home health Aid for Yates County Public Health. She enjoyed putting puzzles together and word search puzzles, playing with her grandkids and spending time with her...
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Elsie May Davis

November 6, 1916 - July 12, 2016

Elsie Davis, age 99, of Branchport, NY passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 in the comfort of her home.Elsie was born in Branchport, NY on November 6th, 1916, the daughter of the late, Frank and Ella (Sutherland) Donaldson. She worked for many years as a press operator for Michael Sterns in Penn Yan. She loved tending her gardens and most of all spoiling her grandchildren.Elsie is...
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Richard Alan White

September 10, 1989 - July 9, 2016

Richard "Rich Aka Fat Boi" A. White, age 26, of Penn Yan, NY passed away Saturday, July 9th, 2016 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY.Rich was born in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania on September 10, 1989. He loved his children and being with his family. Rich was enthusiastic about tattoos, computers, cars and four wheelers. Rich is survived by his wife, Hannah J. (Pulver)...
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Eleanor M. Parker

November 16, 1927 - June 30, 2016

Eleanor M. Parker,88, died Thursday evening at Geneva General Hospital.A funeral service for Eleanor will be held 1pm Sunday July 3rd at the Townsend Wood Funeral Home. Calling hours will be held from 11amto 1245pm prior to the funeral. Burial in Benton Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.She was born November 16, 1927 to Thomas and Else Mikkelsen Jensen. She was a homemaker and her...
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David Ross Rogers

December 26, 1934 - June 21, 2016

David Ross Rogers, Sr., 81 years old, of Penn Yan, New York passed away at home on June 21, 2016. David was born in Painted Post, New York to William Ross Rogers and Mary Janet (Schrot) Rogers. He was the second of five children. David married Patricia Ann Harris in 1955 and the couple celebrated 60 years of marriage in November 2015 surrounded by their children and grandchildren.Mr. Rogers...
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Lulu E. Murdock

June 26, 1927 - June 21, 2016

Lu E. Murdock, age 88, of Penn Yan, NY passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the Keuka Comfort Care Home.Lu was born in the Town of Milo on June 26th, 1927, the daughter of the late, William H. and Lulu (Reed) Stratton. Lu retired from her family farm as well as retiring from the Penn Yan Boat Co. She was also the site manager for the food program at the Penn Yan Grange. She was a member of...
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Jane P. Davis

March 13, 1923 - June 11, 2016

It is with great sadness we note the death of Jane P. Davis of Branchport on June 11, 2016 at the age of 93. Having lived her entire life in the town of Jerusalem, she was well known as the town historian and a dedicated Historical Society board member and volunteer back when we were just the Oliver House. Jane was the daughter of William H. and Mae Tyler Prosser, grew up on the Jerusalem family...
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Walter G. Schuyler

July 31, 1926 - May 25, 2016

Walter G. Schuyler, age 89, of Dundee, NY passed away Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls, NY.Walter was born in Pulteney, NY on July 31, 1926 the son of the late, Walters C. and Emily (Genung) Schuyler. He served in the US Army during WWII. He was a member of the Penn Yan VFW Post 745, the Penn Yan Moose Lodge, and was a member of the Dundee Fire Dept. for over...
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Helene Ann Becker

September 26, 1956 - May 23, 2016

Helene Ann Becker, 59, a life long resident of Penn Yan, died May 23rd of natural causes. Helene was the daughter of Nicholas and Helene Tiballi of Penn Yan and was preceded in death by husband Randy Becker. Helene graduated from Penn Yan Academy majoring in Science, Math and Latin. Her strong independent spirit served her well when she became the first girl to run on an all boys varsity track...
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Virginia R. Burk

November 5, 1924 - April 26, 2016

"Ginny" Virginia Ruth Burk, age 91 of Penn Yan, NY passed away on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital.Ginny was born in the Town of Jerusalem, NY on November 5th, 1924, the daughter of the late Charles and Ora (Orr) Dinehart. She worked all her life on the family farm as well as willow tied and picked grapes for many local vineyards. She had also worked as a...
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Margaret Mills

October 1, 1919 - April 26, 2016

Margaret (Potts) Mills, age 96, of Penn Yan, NY passed away at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016.Margaret was born on October 1st, 1919, the daughter of the late Lewis and Martha (Newby) Potts. Margaret will be remembered for her service to the community through her work at the Taylor Law Offices, as Town Clerk, pianist for the Eastern Stars, and volunteer work at the...
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Phillip David Dailey

August 21, 1968 - April 22, 2016

Phillip David Dailey Jr., age 47, of Penn Yan, NY passed away on Friday, April 22nd, 2016 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.Phillip was born in Penn Yan, New York on August 21, 1968, the son of Phillip D. and Janice E. (Conley) Dailey Sr. He served in the US Army from 1992 thru 1995 and received his Bachelor's Degree from Hobart William Smith College. He worked as a Paralegal for Legal...
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Gino Paul Scuteri

December 3, 1938 - April 22, 2016

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V. Jane Jensen

January 29, 1930 - March 24, 2016

V. Jane Jensen, 86, of Penn Yan, NY, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital.Jane was born in the Town of Milo on January 29th, 1930, the daughter of the late William and Helen Nielsen. Having lived in the Penn Yan Area her entire life she graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 1946. She married George B. Jensen in 1947 and started their family shortly after...
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Louis B. Serefine

November 14, 1932 - March 20, 2016

Louis B. Serefine, Sr., age 83, of Penn Yan, passed away in the comfort of his home on Sunday, March 20th, 2016.Louis was born on November 14th, 1932, the son of the late John and Fannie (Leonard) Serefine. He was a graduate of St. Michael's School in Penn Yan and was a US Navy veteran from 1952-1955 serving aboard the USS Boxer. Louis had worked road construction in his early years and had...
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Ronald Lee Raner

April 19, 1947 - March 19, 2016

Ronald Lee Raner, age 68, of Branchport, NY passed away at home on Saturday, March 19th, 2016.Ronald was born in Penn Yan, NY on April 19th, 1947, the son of the late Stanley and Amelia (Decker) Raner. He married Anne Louise McLoud on June 22nd, 1968. He was employed as a mechanic for Victor Insulators in Victor, NY. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his siblings, Laverne Raner,...
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Mary Monica Brady

February 18, 1922 - March 18, 2016

Mary Monica Brady passed away at the home of her daughter and son-in-law (Mary and Joe Meyer), in Wayland, NY on Friday March 18, 2016. Monica was born on Tar Island in the Thousand Islands Canada on February 18, 1922. She was the eldest of five children of Rosie and Manville O'Connor and grew up in the small village of Rockport on the St. Lawrence River. Following High School, Monica pursued...
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Virginia A. Lenton

March 1, 1936 - March 5, 2016

Virginia A. Lenton, age 80, of Penn Yan, NY passed away Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at The Homestead Nursing Home. She was born in the Town of Milo, NY on March 1st, 1936, the daughter of the late, Lewis E. and Jessie C. DeLong Woolever. Virginia was a local, self-employed, beautician for many years. She was also an organist for Milo Center United Methodist Church, Second Milo Baptist Church and...
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Madalene Kelley

March 8, 1917 - March 2, 2016

Madalene Elizabeth DeWitt Kelley, age 98, of Keuka Park, NY passed away Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home with her family by her side.Madalene was born in Chemung, NY on March 8th, 1917, the daughter of the late Glenn DeWitt and Winifred Sprague. She graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 1935 and married Exton Kelley on October 4th, 1940. She was a member of the Bluff...
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Richard W. Milczarski

March 14, 1947 - February 25, 2016

Richard 'Rick' Walter Milczarski, 68 passed away at home on Thursday, Febraury 25th, 2016 in the comforting hands of family and friends.Born in Niagara Falls, NY to Matthew and Genevieve Rogala Milczarski, he had resided in the Finger Lakes since 1970. Rick served 4 years in the US Navy during Vietnam. He served aboard mine sweeper ships and submarines. He was a graduate of Corning Community...
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Gerald Nissen

April 17, 1943 - January 16, 2016

Gerald "Jerry" Nissen, 72, of Penn Yan, NY passed away at home on Saturday, January 16, 2016.In keeping with Jerry's wishes there will be no viewing hours or funeral service. There will be asemiprivate ceremony at the Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel on Friday, January 22, 2016, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation in Jerry's name to...
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Ward Kelly Stout

September 28, 1924 - January 13, 2016

Ward Kelly Stout, age 91, of Penn Yan, NY passed away at home on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.Ward was born in Antesfort, PA on September 28, 1924, the son of the late Frank and Ruie Alice (Confer) Stout. Ward served in the US Marine Corp from 1942 to 1952. He received his High School Diploma from Jersey Shore, PA. He worked as a railroad dispatcher in Lyons, Geneva, Penn Yan, Dresden, Rochester...
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Jeanne E. Corcoran

March 16, 1962 - January 4, 2016

Jeanne E. Corcoran, age 53, of Penn Yan, NY passed away at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA on Monday, January 4, 2016.Jeanne was born in Geneva, NY on March 16, 1962 the daughter of the late David Delano and Erma Jeanne (Bacher) Corcoran. She earned her LPN and worked hard in the nursing field for Finger Lakes Health, always putting others before herself. She was proud of her three...
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Kathryn E. Roddenbery

January 4, 1963 - January 4, 2016

Kathryn E. 'Foxy' Roddenbery, age 53 of Branchport, NY passed away at Strong Memorial Hospital on Monday, January 4th, 2016.Kathy was born in Canandaigua, NY on January 4, 1963, the daughter of the late Emory and Joyce (Seeley) Fox. She was a graduate of Penn Yan Academy and spent her working career as a cook and waitress for the Wagner, the Apple Barrel, the Antique Inn and most recent years,...
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Roger Charles Ribble

May 12, 1949 - December 21, 2015

Roger C. Ribble, age 66, of Penn Yan passed away at home on Monday, December 21st, 2015.Roger was born in Penn Yan, NY on May 12, 1949, the son of the late Roger A. and O. Marie (Jensen) Ribble. Roger was a graduate of Penn Yan Academy and a Billy Moore Football Awardee. He was the President and Owner of Ribble Lumber, Inc., DBA Ribble's Wastewater Treatment Systems. He and his wife Colleen ...
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Helen Ann Sullivan

December 31, 1924 - November 27, 2015

Sullivan, Helen Ann Dodd Peacefully, surrounded by family, Helen passed away at home on November 27, 2015. Predeceased by her daughter, Kathleen; son, Michael; sister, Jean (Bill) Koval, brother-in-law Patrick Sullivan, sister-in-law Janice Sullivan. Helen is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Bob, and daughters: Maureen (Ralph) Ebert, Colleen Sullivan, and Karen (John) Griffin. She...
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Phyllis Milliman

May 14, 1931 - November 13, 2015

Phyllis Milliman, age 84, formerly of Guyanoga Road, Branchport passed away Friday, November 13, 2015 at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home. Born on May 14, 1931 in Riverside, NY to the late John and Edith (Boatman) Campbell, she was library clerk at the libraries in Penn Yan and Branchport. Phyllis was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed sewing and baking pies. Phyllis'...
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Dorothy B. VanDyke

August 23, 1925 - October 29, 2015

Dorothy B. "Dottie" Van Dyke, 90, went home to be with our Lord on Thursday, October 29, 2015 surrounded by her loving family at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home.Dorothy was born in Geneva, NY on August 23, 1925 to the late Frederick & Catherine (Haag) Behrens. She graduated from Phelps Central School in 1943, later graduated top of her class from Rochester Business Institute as a medical...
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Dora Lee Castner

May 9, 1931 - October 7, 2015

Dora Lee Castner, 84, of Penn Yan, NY passed away Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.Dora Lee was born in Coudersport, PA on May 9th, 1931, the daughter of the late, Leon and Leah (Lent) Higley. Dora Lee spent many years assisting with the family vineyard and Indian Pines Fruit Stand. She was very active in the Lake Keuka Baptist Church and the Bluff Point...
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Diane L. Nice

September 17, 1961 - September 8, 2015

Diane L. Nice, age 53, of Dundee, NY passed away Tuesday, September 08, 2015 at Soldiers & Sailors memorial Hospital in Penn Yan.Diane was born on September 17th, 1961 in Chestnut Hill, PA the daughter of Franklin C. and Doris (Lewis) Durchsprung. Diane was a member of the 1979 graduating class of Springfield Township High School in Montgomery County, PA. She had also attended Montgomery...
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