Lois H. Caward, age 95, passed away on Saturday (September 15, 2018) at SUNY Upstate Medical Center, following a fall at her home on Thursday. The family will receive friends from Noon to 1 p.m. on Friday (September 21, 2018) at Covert Funeral Home, 7199 So. Main Street in Ovid. A funeral service will then be held at 1 p.m., officiated by family friend, Rev. Kenneth Lynn. Interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery. Kindly consider a donation in Lois' memory to stjude.org Lois was born on March 26, 1923 in Wellsboro, Pa., a daughter of the late Frank B. and Katherine (Batt) Hall. Her family lived in Corning, and upon completion of high school, she worked at NY Telephone Company. On August 8, 1942, she married a young soldier, James R. Caward, and their lifelong military career started. They lived throughout the world, and made Interlaken their home in the early 1970's. Lois was a social butterfly who had a wonderful gift of gab. Her smile and laughter were contagious. Everyone who met her fell in love with her amazing sense of humor. Lois had a passion for jewelry and animals. She enjoyed a good book but most of all she enjoyed her family. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She will be missed immensely by all that knew and loved her. Lois is survived by her son, Kevin Caward of Auburn; her adoring granddaughter, Heather (George Dailey) Caward of Geneva; a sister-in-law, Jean Hall of Maryland; nieces and nephews; and so many loving friends who became her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Jim Caward in 2010; her loving daughter, Sherry Caward of Alexandria, Va. in 2017; her daughter in law, Elaine Caward of Auburn, N.Y. in 1989; her sister, Thelma Hollenbeck; and brother, Don Hall.
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Samuel J. VanDitto, 101, of Bridge St., Seneca Falls, N.Y. passed away on Saturday (September 15, 2018) at the Bath V. A. Medical Center, Bath, N.Y. Family and friends may attend Sam's Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. on Saturday (September 22) at St. Patrick's Church, Seneca Falls, with the Reverend James Fennessy, Pastor, as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Columbkille Cemetery, Seneca Falls. There will be no prior calling hours. If desired, contributions, in memory of Sam, may be made to the . Sam was born in Seneca Falls, N.Y. on September 25, 1916 the son of the late William & Josephine Rossi VanDitto. He was a life resident of Seneca Falls and had served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He had owned and operated the former Rathskeller Bar in Seneca Falls. In 1968 he sold the Rathskeller and went to work as an Expeditor at Gould's Pumps in Seneca Falls. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church, Seneca Falls and the Kirk Casey Post #366 American Legion of Seneca Falls. Sam loved to hunt and fish and was a big New York Yankee Fan. He was always very proud of the fact that he swam across the north end of Cayuga Lake and into Cayuga County. He is survived by nephews John "Gevo" (Chrissan Decker) Giovannini, Seneca Falls, N.Y.; niece, Maureen Giovannini, Jamaica Plains, Mass.; great nieces Jessica (Brett) Lambert – Seneca Falls, N.Y., Olivia (Ryan) Peters, Natick, Mass.; great nephew, Duane (Brie) Perozzi, Marietta, Georgia; several additional nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Sam was predeceased by his wife, Dora Giovannini VanDitto who died June 17, 2005; his sister, Margaret Giovannini who died May 10, 1998; and a niece, Barbara Giovannini who died June 18, 2013.
Sep 18, 2018
Evelyn L. Talomie, 100, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Fri. (Sept. 14, 2018). Family and friends may attend a graveside service at 11 a.m. Wed. (Sept. 19), in St. Mary's Cemetery, Geneva, NY. Evelyn was the daughter of the late Rose (Ardolino) and Savino Bonito. She sewed parachutes for the paratroopers during World War II, and then went on to work for Geneva General Hospital for 30+ yrs. Evelyn mowed her lawn up until 90 yrs. old. She liked to garden and was an avid bingo player. Evelyn was involved in her grandchildren's lives and loved them very much. She is survived by her son, Edward (Alice) Akens of Stanley; daughter, Gail (Laverne "Chuck") Lafler of Seneca Falls; grandchildren Edward Akens, Ashley (Megan) Akens, Bradley Akens, Dino Mahoney, John (Nicole) Mahoney, Eric Sullivan and Heather Beck; several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Evelyn was predeceased by her husbands Edward Akens and Patrick Talomie; daughter, Barbara McCarty; grandchildren Karen McCarty and Kelly Mahoney.
Sep 18, 2018
Capt. Ronald E. Fisher, 72, of 2867 State Rt.96S, died Sunday (Sept. 16,2018) at Strong Memorial Hospital. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday (Sept. 19) at Coe-Genung Funeral Home. Military rites will be 7 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 19) by members of Warner VanRiper Post 435,American Legion and Waterloo Memorial Post 6433, V. F. W. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 23) at Tyre United Methodist Church. Rev. Kevin Grish, former pastor for the church, will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Maple Grove Cemetery in Waterloo, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas, 66675-8517 or Hope Hospice Care, 9470 Heath Park Center, Fort Myers, FL, 33908. Ron was born May 8, 1946, in Corry, PA, the son of Lloyd L.and Frances M. Reynolds Fisher. He was a graduate of Waterloo High School and from Cayuga Community College. He served in the Merchant Marines National Guard from 1963 to 1969. Ron was employed for eleven years in law enforcement. Then he was employed as a firefighter and medic in Leland, NC. He owned and operated Capt. Ron's Fishing Charter. He was a member of the Romulus and Varick Volunteer Fire Departments. Ron was a member of Warner VanRiper Post 435, American Legion. He was also a life member of NRA. He is survived by his wife, Mary; sons, A. Joseph (Rebecca Lopez) Fisher of Williamsburg, VA, Kristopher (Shelby) Fisher of Waterloo, NY and Ronald "Jason" Fisher of Virginia Beach, VA; mother of the sons, Gloria Fisher; four grandchildren, Emme, Parker, Joe, and Felicity Fisher; his mother,Frances M. Brazo of Waterloo, N.Y.; brothers, Michael Jahna of Geneva, N.Y., Randy Jahna of Waterloo, N.Y. and Kenneth Jahna of New Bern, N.C.; foster brother, Robert (Sonia) Davis of Geneva, N.Y.; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and his very faithful canine companion, Itsy; and many special friends from Connie's Diner. Ron...
Sep 18, 2018
Clifford Stanley Orr, 66 of Penn Yan, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday Sept. 15, 2018 at Strong Memorial Hospital, following a motorcycle accident. He was surrounded by loved ones. Friends may call from 5:00 - 8:00 pm Thursday (Sept. 20) at the Weldon Funeral Home Inc., 102 E. Main St. Penn Yan, NY, where his funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Friday (Sept. 21). Burial will follow in Saint Michael's Cemetery, Penn Yan. A reception will follow at the Penn Yan Moose Lodge. The family respectfully declines flowers and graciously asks that those wishing to make memorial contributions consider the Penn Yan Lions Club, P.O. Box 663 Penn Yan, NY 14527. Cliff was born April 17, 1952, son of the late Erwin and Barbara Orr. He was a 1970 Penn Yan Academy graduate. He was Vice President of Sales and Marketing at The Birkett Mills in Penn Yan. He was the chairman of the Village Planning Board, a member of The Moose Club, The Lions Club International, The Republican Committee of Yates County, the Chamber of Commerce and the Yates County Pool League. He also took pride in owning and operating The Fox Inn B&B in Penn Yan for 13 years. He loved to entertain, cook, travel, ride his Harley, boating on Keuka Lake and spending time with his family. He loved pears “because they taste like pears”. Cliff is survived by his beloved wife Michele of 23 years; his daughters Kathryn “Kate” Orr, Felicia (James) Smalley, Lyndsy (Luke) Brown, Markie (Ryan) Bergman; grandsons, Garrett, Levi, Liam, James, Avery; granddaughter, Madilynn. He is also survived by his brother Ralph (Mary) Orr; nephews James and Mathew (Jesseca) Orr; along with his great-nieces Mackenzie and Braylin; and literally countless friends. Besides his parents he was pre-deceased by his grandparents Viola & Clifford Orr, whom he was named after. F. Steven Exner and Baird R. Booth are honored to be entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences can be sent by visi...
Sep 17, 2018
Virginia M. Larder, age 93, passed away on Tuesday (September 11, 2018) at Geneva Living Center North. Friends and family may call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday (September 29, 2018) at St. Michael's Church, Liberty St., Penn Yan, NY 14527. A memorial Mass will follow at 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow at St. Michael's Cemetery in Penn Yan. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Virginia's memory may be made to Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, 418 N. Main St., Penn Yan, NY 14527, St. Michael's Church, 210 Keuka St., Penn Yan, NY 14527 or to Clinton Crest Manor, 411Clinton St., Penn Yan, NY 14527. Virginia was born June 13, 1925 to the late Frank E. and Florence N. (Fiero) Monnin. She was a graduate of St. Michael's School and Penn Yan Academy Class of 1945. She was the longest member of the Johnson-Costello American Legion Women's Auxiliary with 85 years of membership. She enjoyed bowling, playing golf and bingo. Virginia loved to entertain her family and friends. Virginia is survived by her son, Frank (Meg) Larder of Florida; daughters Phyllis (David Philipps) Larder of Rochester and Mary Ann (Rob) Martin of Penn Yan; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Larder; grandchildren Brian (Alise) Larder, Joe (Meridith Amaral) Larder, Corey Martire, Amanda Larder, and Samantha Martin; great-grandchildren Antonio Martire, Sophia Larder and Vivian Larder; sister-in-law, Verna Monnin; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Virginia was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, William G. Larder in 1997; son, Robert H. Larder in 2017; and brother, Harry F. Monnin in 1997.
Sep 17, 2018
Willard F. ''Bill'' McLoud, age 63, of Dundee, N.Y. died unexpectedly Monday (September 3, 2018) in the comfort of his home. Honoring his wishes there are no calling hours, or formal service. The family will host a Celebration of His Life at Bill's home, 5044 Lakemont-Himrod Rd. Dundee, starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday (Sept. 22). Bill was born April 19, 1955 in Penn Yan, N.Y., the son of Raymond W. and the late Joyce McLoud Sr. A life-long area resident, Bill was a "Jack of Many Trades" and a self-employed carpenter. He loved his family, both kids and grandkids. He enjoyed time spent with friends, and "Anything that was loud", 4 wheelers, cars, racecars and sharing an "Old Mil". He is loved and will be forever missed by his dear companion of over 30 years, Suzanne "Sam" McLoud at home; his daughter, Malinda M. (Kevin Becker) McLoud of Penn Yan; sons David S. (Nicole) McLoud of Dresden, and Edgar G. "Chooch" (Tara Gray) McLoud Jr. also of Penn Yan; eight grandchildren Brian and Matthew Ward, Kevin M. Becker, Kierra, Drake, and Jacob McLoud, Josh McLoud, and Chelsea Goodman; his father, Raymond McLoud; good friend, Ken Rumsey; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins; along with countless friends. He was pre-deceased by his mother, Joyce M. Dewey; four brothers Howard E. McLoud, Harry G. McLoud, Raymond W. McLoud Jr., Edgar G. McLoud Sr.; and his best friend and "bro", Willie Grant Sr..
Sep 17, 2018
Roger Lee Foster, 47, entered eternal rest on Sunday (September 9, 2018) at his home with many friends by his side. Friends may call at the Norman L. Waterman Funeral Home, Inc., 124 W. Miller St, Newark on Thursday (Sept. 20) from 5 to 7 p.m. where a memorial service will follow calling hours. In memory of Roger, in lieu of flowers, please consider donations to "Appeal For Donations" for expenses using the app on the funeral home website OR to Wilmot Cancer Center, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642. Roger was born the son of the late Richard and Roberta (Foster) Spencer on Thursday (October 15, 1970) in Columbus, Ohio. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, and cars. Working on cars was a favorite time for Rodger, he rebuilt a couple of cars from the ground up. His favorite car he had was a 1970 Chevy Chevelle. Also, car racing was a big part of his life. Roger will be remembered by his fiancée, Kelly Carter; caregiver and friend, James Fremouw; friend, Michael Gallatta; many, aunts, uncles nieces and nephews; many, many friends.
Sep 17, 2018
Dorothy L. "Buddy" Amidon, age 54, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Wednesday (September 12, 2018). There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a celebration of life on Saturday (October 13, 2018) at 12 Noon at the Phelps American Legion. It is requested that memorial contributions be made Joslyn Cemetery C/O Shirley Maines 1934 State Rt. 14 Geneva, NY 14456. Buddy was born on November 2, 1963 in Clifton Springs, N.Y. the daughter of Charles and Carol Jerrett Amidon. She was a member of the Oaks Corners Fire Dept. Color Guard. Buddy loved all sports and was a huge New York Giants fan. She was family oriented and was a wonderful Aunt and Great-Aunt and had many devoted friends. Buddy is survived by her father, Charles Amidon of Oaks Corners; brother, Keith (Cynthia) Amidon of Waterloo; sisters Lori (James Boeff) Sinack of Geneva, Cathy (Gene) Dillon of Oaks Corners; fiancee, Karl Fritz of Penn Yan; nieces and nephews Randi, Toni, Danny (Ashlei) and Josh; great-nieces Alivia and Alexa; Uncle Harold Lee (Ann) Edington of Phelps; many cousins, extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her mother, Carol Amidon; and grandfather, Harold "Si" Edington.
Sep 17, 2018
Mrs. Helen M. Uhl, 78, of Mount Morris formerly of Geneva, passed away on Tuesday (September 11, 2018) in Highland Hospital. Friends may call at the DeVaney-Bennett Funeral Home, 181 N. Main St, Geneva, on Monday (September 17, 2018) from 4 to 8 p.m. Prayer Services will be at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday (September 18, 2018) in the funeral home and at 10 a.m. in St. Francis de Sales Church. Burial will be in in Oaklawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions, in her memory, may be made to the . Helen was born in Geneva and was a lifelong resident of this area. She was the daughter of the late William and Ellen Durbin Ford. She was a graduate of DeSales High School, Class of 1958. She was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Uhl of Wadsworth, N.Y.; her sons Kurt (Cherie) Uhl of Leicester, N.Y. and Karl Uhl of Mount Morris, N.Y; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Lynn Uhl; her sisters Betty Cook, and Grace Bryan; and her brothers William and John Ford.
Sep 13, 2018