Janet Marie Rickerson
11 hours ago
Janet Marie Rickerson Dundee: Janet Marie Rickerson, age 76, of Dundee, NY passed away Sunday August 20, 2017 in the comfort of her sister Pats’ home. Friends are invited to calling hours from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 23) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee; where her funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 24) with Rev. Lucinda O'Leary officiating. Burial will follow in Rock Stream Cemetery, Rock Stream, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to Rock Stream Presbyterian Church, Old Lake Road, Rock Stream, NY 14878, or the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837. Janet was born June 18, 1941 in Penn Yan, NY, the daughter of the late Cleland DeCamp and Cleda Doris Allen. She graduated from Dundee Central School in 1959. On June 9, 1960 in Dundee she married the late Earl D. “Bud” Rickerson; who passed away on June 3, 1995. A lifelong local resident, Janet first worked for Neleen Connolly Convalescent Home in the 1970’s. After she raised her family she became a Teacher’s Aid in the Special Education Dept. where she retired from after 24 years in 2001. Janet was a member and Organist of the Rock Stream Presbyterian Church. A volunteer for the Yates County Red Cross Blood Bank, and member of CSEA, Civil Service Employee’s Assoc. She enjoyed crafts, knitting, Crochet, cooking, and “LOVED raising kids”. She will be dearly missed by her sons Raymond Michael Rickerson of Dundee, Brian S. (Kim) Rickerson of Knoxville, TN; her only daughter Amy Rickerson of Lakeland, FL; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; her step mother Beatrice Allen of Dundee; 3 sisters Pat (Lanny) Gilbert with whom she recently made her home; Vickie (Duane) Maxfield, and Esler (Russell Rumsey) Naylor; brother Mike (Deb) Naylor along with sister in law Judy D. Allen all of Dundee; sister in law Helen (Fred) Gee of Himrod, NY, sister in law Emily Northrup of Painted Post, brother in law Rodney...
Alice F. Shelford
12 hours ago
Dundee: Alice F. Shelford, age 96, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, August 17th, 2017. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service at Faith Baptist Church, 13 Harpending Ave., Dundee, NY on Sunday (Aug 20), calling hours at 2:00 pm, service, at 3:00 pm with Pastor Larry Semans officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in her memory to the Faith Baptist Church, 13 Harpending Ave., Dundee 14837. Alice was born on March 27th, 1921 to Chester A. and Jean Caldwell Foote. She grew up on a farm near Waverly, NY. After her father’s death her mother married Jonathan Ritchie. Alice graduated from Waverly High School in 1938. Alice married Harry Shelford on her 21st birthday, March 27th, 1942, in Waverly, NY. They were married for 61 years until Harry’s death in 2003. Alice was a loyal and capable wife and mother and contributed greatly to the lives of all in her circle. She and Harry were active most of their lives in the church they helped found in 1951, Faith Baptist Church. Alice served many offices and taught many classes. She was also a 4-H leader, taught sewing and cooking to many young people, served on the boards of Cooperative Extension and Farm Bureau…all while being a helper on their dairy farm, tying and picking grapes, keeping a garden, and raising three children. At the end she expressed that it was her role as a mother that mattered most to her and we, her children, loved her for it! Alice is survived by her three children: John E. and wife Carol of Naples, FL; Richard W. (Dick) and wife Connie of Elmira, NY; Bonnie R. Shelford of Freeville, NY. Three grandsons: J. Maxwell Shelford of Coral Springs, FL; R. Brian (Karen) Shelford of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; and Jeremy (Leann) Shelford of Naples, FL. Three granddaughters: Kristy (Brian) Belflower of Mckinney, TX; Heather S. Shelford of Washington, DC; and Becky (Micah) Riggenbach of Niles, MI. Alice also is survived by seven great grandchildren along with numerous...
Delbert L. "Skip" Rohring Jr
Aug 18, 2017
Delbert L. "Skip" Rohring Jr. died on Aug.15, 2017. A graveside service, with military honors, will be held on Sunday, August 20, at 11 a.m. at Rushville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Pathway Home, 1529 Mound Road, Seneca Falls, NY 13148. Skip was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran and a member of American Legion Post 428 in Ontario, N.Y. He was a school bus driver for Wayne Central School, retiring in 2007. Skip was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Geneva. Skip is survived by his one daughter, Susan (Mike) Gasiorowski; two sons, Randel Rohring and Todd (Jennifer) Rohring; the mother of his children, Cathy Guckert; 10 grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; one sister, Nancy Wemett; six brothers, William (Janice) Rohring, Donald Rohring, Morris (Alma Torres-Bogt) Gage Jr., Bruce (Angela) Gage, Dennis (Debbie) Gage and Steve Gage; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Skip was predeceased by his parents, Delbert L. Rohring Sr. and Jayne Rohring Gage; and one brother, Richard Rohring in 1993.
Donald D. Gulliver
Aug 18, 2017
Donald D. Gulliver, 90, of Fleming, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 at his home with his family by his side. Born in Syracuse, he was the son of the late Harry and Lucille Waldron Gulliver. He attended Union Springs Central School and at the age of 17 enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He fought in World War II as a Gunners Mate 3, where he served in the Asian Pacific Theatre. After returning from the war, in addition to working on the family farm, he held several part-time jobs. In 1953, he purchased his own farm in Fleming and continued to grow and prosper, which was the beginning of a long, successful career in agriculture. Don was an enthusiastic traveler and an avid golfer. He loved spending winters in Arizona with family and friends. He delighted in time spent with his friends and his enormous family, but most of all he adored his high school sweetheart and wife of 72 years, Marjorie Whitehead Gulliver. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Gulliver; his six children, Linda Diehl (Ray), Carol Delaney (Fred), Donna Wood (Richard), Gary Gulliver (Karen), Deborah Collier (Al), and Jeffrey Gulliver (Darci). He had 19 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Richard Gulliver, and a great-grandchild, Dylan Juhl. There will be no calling hours and a private family service will be held at a later date. Donations can be made to Hospice of the Finger Lakes, 1130 Corporate Drive, Auburn, NY 13021.
Kevin J. Proctor
Aug 18, 2017
Kevin J. Proctor, 70, resident of both Skaneateles and Brooklyn, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 at his beloved camp on the west side of Skaneateles Lake. Born in Moravia, Kevin was a graduate of Mount Carmel High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from St. John Fisher College. After completing a career as an information technologist at Irving Trust Co. in New York City, he did freelance consulting. Kevin and his wife, Diane Forney, took great pleasure in spending half of the year at their residence on Skaneateles Lake. While in Central New York, Kevin enjoyed gardening, sailing, and attending both Colgate and Cornell football games. An avid lover of music, he found joy attending live performances supporting both local talent and well established musicians. He loved to travel, including repeated trips to Switzerland, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, and more recently the Vatican. He even held a private pilot’s license earlier in his life. None of these interests compared to the love he had for family and the time spent together at their camp. He welcomed family, friends, and strangers to his lake home with his gregarious and outgoing personality which will be treasured by all who knew him. Kevin is survived by his beloved wife, Diane; one brother, Kenton Proctor (wife, Jeanne), of Moravia; three sisters, Teresa Proctor, of Moravia, Janine Clifford (husband, Mike), of Auburn, and Dee Robinson (husband, Gary), of Skaneateles; several nieces and nephews, and many cousins. Kevin was predeceased by his parents, John and Dorothy Kehoe Proctor. Friends are invited to join the family for a memorial Mass to be offered at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 in Sacred Heart Church. Calling hours for Kevin will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Cheche Funeral Home Inc., 1778 Clark St. Road, Auburn. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of the Kevin to the Skaneateles Lake Association, P.O. Box 862,...
Aug 18, 2017
Hazel Keithley, 86, of Meridian, passed away in her home on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. Friends and family will most remember her “strong” will and her “clever” way with words. Even she would admit she was as stubborn as a mule and as sharp-witted and blunt as the machete she would gently remind people she had in her kitchen. Ultimately, all those closest to her know that to be on the receiving end of a well-meaning, sarcastic jab was a sign of love. She filled her home with lifelong collections of dolls and Hummels, a dynasty of pets who turned out crazy and spoiled-rotten and photographs of the family she raised with her husband of 65 years, Harold Keithley. She is also survived by three equally “strong” and “clever” daughters, Andrea King, of Pennsylvania, Denice (Raymond) Zink, of Cato, and Marcia (Tim), of Ohio; one son, Hal (Linda) Keithley, of Texas; 11 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. If anyone wishes to make donations, they may be made to the Meridian Baptist Church, P.O. Box 37. At Hazel’s request, there are no calling hours or services. She didn’t want any sort of fuss. Even after her passing, Hazel Keithley gets the last word. Arrangements are in care of the Keysor-Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home
Elsie G.B. Shepherd
Aug 18, 2017
On Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at 102 years young, our loving God and Savior called mother home. Born on Nov. 1, 1914, daughter of Anna Grace (Miller) and W. Lee Badman, Elsie Grace grew up on the Badman farms along the west side of Skaneateles Lake south of New Hope. She was educated in a one room schoolhouse through 8th grade; then sent to Moravia to board throughout her high school years, graduating at age 16, valedictorian of her class. Elsie aspired to become a French and Latin teacher, and in the fall of 1931 she entered Syracuse University, but intensive study compromised her eyesight. After a period of healing, it was suggested she pursue a nursing degree instead. In 1935, Elsie entered training at Auburn City Hospital School of Nursing, earning her RN degree in 1938, and then completing graduate studies in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia, and Columbia University, New York City. She returned to Auburn to teach and supervise student nurses. It was one of Elsie’s pupils, Eleanor Casey, who introduced Elsie to her brother, Clare, and the rest is history. It was 1942, the U.S. had entered World War II and Clare, her fiancé, enlisted. But the War Manpower Commission decided that Elsie was “essential and indispensable” in her teaching and supervisory position, so she was to remain stateside. The troops came home in 1945, and their wedding followed April 17, 1946. Within three years, they had two daughters, and built a new home on the 700-acre Springbrook Farm in Weedsport, N.Y. Clare and brother, Charles, ran the dairy, and Elsie, the egg business, managing 3,000 laying hens. As the girls grew and the egg business dwindled, her heart coaxed her back into nursing, eventually supervising The Gibson House Nursing Home in Weedsport. Retirement came in the sixties, and Elsie and Clare spent the next 25 winters as snowbirds in Florida and traveling the country in their Airstream with the Wally Byam Club. In 2005, Elsie lost her beloved husband. She...
Paul “P.J.” Dendis
Aug 18, 2017
Paul “P.J.” Dendis, 25, beloved son, brother, partner, friend, and coworker, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. Friends and family are invited to call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at the Mull Funeral Home, 113 Virginia St., Waterloo. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 in St. Mary’s Church, 25 Center St., Waterloo. Interment will be private. The family requests that memorial donations be directed to a charity of one’s choice. Paul graduated from Waterloo High School in 2009 and SUNY Cobleskill in 2013, where he studied environmental science and technology. He was employed as a wastewater plant supervisor at Cayuga Milk Ingredients in Auburn. Paul was born and raised in Waterloo and aside from his time at Cobleskill and a few years after graduation when he lived in Ithaca was a lifelong resident. From a young age he loved the outdoors. He fished where he could — first at a pond at his grandparents’ house, later, on a boat of his own on the Finger Lakes. (It was a boat he knew well, previously belonging to his grandfather Charles Dendis, a huge influence and role model for Paul). He looked forward all year to deer season, when he and his father would take to the woods to hunt side by side. Paul was a good soul. He was affable, without pretension, and very funny. Education and hobbies provide the barest outlines of a life richly led. He will live on in the hearts of those who knew him, where countless memories and stories of good times reside, enough to fill a book. Survivors include his mother, Donna Dendis, of Waterloo; his father, John (Celeste Poormon) Dendis, of Waterloo; two brothers, William Dendis, of Ulster Park, N.Y., and Daniel Dendis (Xuan Li), of Houston, Texas; his grandmother, Mary Ann Pearce, of Auburn; his girlfriend and partner, Marci Pitman; as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Paul was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Charles and Teresa Dendis,...
Rose M. Baglione
Aug 18, 2017
Rose M. Baglione, of Olean, N.Y., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. The daughter of the late Anthony and Margherita Ciampa, she was predeceased by her husband, Angelo, on Sept. 17, 2013, whom she married on June 21, 1947 in Cuba, N.Y. A graduate of Bolivar Central School and Westbrook Business Academy in Olean, she was employed as an executive secretary at Niagara Mohawk and later for the March of Dimes Organization, a position which grew out of her years of volunteer work for the organization. She is survived by her son, Bernard Baglione, of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughter, Margaret (Bernard) Tomasso, of Port Byron; grandchildren, Laura (Diego Massimo) Tomasso, of Prato, Italy, Tina Tomasso, of Auburn, and Brian (Heather) Tomasso, of Auburn. Also surviving are three great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Francesco Massimo, of Prato, Italy, and Stella Tomasso, of Auburn. Friends may attend her memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, in Sacred Heart Church, 90 Melrose Road, Auburn. In her memory, contributions may be made to a charity of choice.
Rita Lynch Dusel
Aug 18, 2017
Rita Lynch Dusel, 92, of Auburn, passed away on Aug. 25, 2017 at her home in Auburn. She was born to Erma and Joseph Lynch on Feb. 28, 1925 and graduated from Central High in 1942. In 1947 she married the love of her life, Gene, and they built a home in the Town of Owasco where they raised their three children. She is survived by her daughter, Karen (Denny) Jarman, of Auburn; son, David (Kathy) Dusel, of Allen Park, Mich., and daughter-in-law, Joanne Dusel, of Skaneateles. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Lori (Joseph) Stanley, of Allen Park, Mich., Michael (Sarah) Dusel, of Raleigh, N.C., Robert Dusel, of New York City, Alix (Brian) Hutchison, of Lockport, N.Y., Jenna Jarman and Lindsay Jarman, of Auburn. She also was loved by her six great-grandchildren, Ashley and Trevor Stanley, of Allen Park, Mich., Jack, Owen, and Luke Dusel, of Raleigh, N.C., and Merritt Thomas Hutchison, of Lockport, N.Y. She was preceded in death by her dear husband of 69 years, Eugene Dusel; loving son, Thomas Dusel, and dear brother, Robert Lynch. A funeral Mass celebrating Rita’s life is being held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, in Sacred Heart Church, with visitation from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in the church. Rita was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who spent her life loving, caring, and enjoying her family. Her kindness, concern for others, and strong faith is known by all who were blessed by knowing her. Her favorite charity for years has been St. Jude’s Hospital, so family is requesting that any donations may be made to them in her memory or to Hospice of the Finger Lakes. Arrangements are being handled by Farrell’s Funeral Service, Inc., of Auburn.