John Richard (Dick) DeWitt, 72, of Moravia (New Hope), died unexpectedly Sunday, February 15, 2015 in Auburn Community Hospital. Dick was born April 26, 1942 in Auburn, the son of Stephen and Myrtle DeWitt. He had been a resident of the area all his life. Surviving is his wife of 50 years Lorna Stoyell DeWitt, along with his children Jeffery (Joanna) DeWitt, Sandra (Thomas) Badman and Thomas (Beth) DeWitt, along with eight grandchildren and one great grandson, two brothers Stephen (Elsa) DeWitt, Louie (Johanna) DeWitt and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and daughter Sherri Lynn. He was a graduate of Moravia Central School class of 1960. Dick joined the US Army in 1964, became a NYS State Trooper in 1966 and retired in 1987. Dick had a passion for, family, farming and fishing. Dick was Niles Town Supervisor for 12 years and was instrumental in starting and managing the Niles Farmers Market. He was also a member of New Hope Fire Department, Mid-Lakes United Methodist Church and the Farm Bureau. Calling hours will be held 4-8pm Thursday, February 19th at Robert D. Gray Funeral Home 49 Jordan St. Skaneateles. A Memorial Service will be held at Mid-Lakes United Methodist Church in New Hope on Friday, February 20th at 10am. Contributions may be made to 4 Town Ambulance Box 28 Moravia, NY or Mid-Lakes United Methodist Church, Moravia NY 13118. To send condolences visit: robertdgrayfuneralhome.com
John France Corrigan was born on July 8, l939 to William and Betty Corrigan in New Rochelle, NY. He attended Albany Academy from the first through the twelfth grades, graduating in l957. He then graduated from Worcester Academy in l958, and graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., in l962. Upon graduation, he went to Officers Candidate School in Newport, R.I. and served in the U.S. Navy until 1966. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. In l966 he joined Dean Witter, and retired from Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in 2004. John was a member off the Skaneateles Rotary Club, the Skaneateles Country Club, the Bandits Golf Group, and St. Mary’s of the Lake Church in Skaneateles. He is survived by his son, Peter Moore Corrigan (Katy), three grandchildren, James, Maeve, and Daniel of Lakewood, Ohio, his brother William E. (Anita) Corrigan of Rumford, R.I., two nephews and a niece. Calling hours will be held 4-7pm Friday February 20th at Robert D. Gray Funeral Home 49 Jordan St. Skaneateles. A funeral Mass will be offered at 10am Saturday February 21st at St. Mary's of the Lake, Skaneateles. Friends and family are invited to light refreshments following the funeral service at St. Mary's. Donations may be directed to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Road, Sarasota FL 34238; or S.A.V.E.S., 77 Fennell ST. Skaneateles, NY 13152. To send condolences visit robertdgrayfuneralhome.com
Robert Weinerth, 90, passed away Monday, February 9, 2015. He passed peacefully in his residence through Seneca Cayuga ARC in Seneca Falls. Staff who have known Robert well and have worked with him for decades were by his side. Robert was involved with ARC for over 23 years. He was born in Ithaca, New York. He loved slap stick and had a wicked sense of humor. Robert was well known for making sure all the chairs were pushed in neatly under the dining room table. He often would move a chair to another location when someone stood up for a minute causing the person to fall. He had staff well trained to check before sitting back down. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, February 17 from 11:00am – 12:00pm at the Robert Gray Funeral Home in Skaneateles, NY. The funeral service will take place immediately after. Father Thomas McGrath will preside.
Melinda Bourque, 45, of Skaneateles has succumbed to the effects of a year-long battle with lung cancer. She was brave to the end. She is survived by her daughters: Thompson (Dean), Mattie, and Sydney; her adored grandson, Myles; her parents, Ronald and Carol Bourque; sister, Michelle Dougherty; brothers, Richard and Timothy; grandmother, Velda Amidon; several nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins as well as many friends. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, January 31 from 1:00 to 3:00, followed by a memorial service from 3:00 to 4:00, at Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, 49 Jordan Street, Skaneateles. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of CNY. To send condolences visit robertdgrayfuneralhome.com
Eileen W. Karlik, 93, of Skaneateles, died Sunday, January 18, 2015. She previously worked as a rural mail carrier for the Skaneateles Post Office. Eileen was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Skaneateles, the Women of St. James and was on the Thrift Shop board, also the Marcellus and Skaneateles Grange, Seniors' of Skaneateles and was a Hospice volunteer and a charter member of SAVES. She was predeceased by her husband, John in 1980; her parents, Oliver and Edith Weeks; sisters, Edith Davis Stott and Gwendolyn Templer; brothers, Ronald and Douglas Weeks and grandson, Matthew Brock. Surviving are her daughter, G. Maureen Brock; a son, Kenneth Karlik; granddaughter, Allison Brock; five grandsons, Jeffrey Brock, John J., Tyler, Timothy and Kenneth D. Karlik; great-granddaughter, Bailey Karlik; three nieces, M. Jean Millier, Donna Smith and Diane Burdick. Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in St. James Episcopal Church. Burial in Lake View Cemetery, Skaneateles. Contributions may be made to a charity of choice . To send condolences visit robertdgrayfuneralhome.com
George Slater, 88, of Skaneateles, died Saturday January 10, 2015. Born in Syracuse to Ora and Thelma Slater, he had retired from General Crushed Stone in Jamesville. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling. He was predeceased by his wife Estella in 2011.
Surviving are his children Georgia Benson, Robert (Diane) Slater, Nancy Podolak, Roger Slater, Verne (Deb) Slater and Carol (Jeff) Mullen, a brother Bernard Slater, 2 sisters Shirley Nelson and Thelma Chapman, 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held Thursday 2 to 4 PM at Robert D. Gray Funeral Home 49 Jordan St., Skaneateles. Spring burial in Owasco Rural Cemetery. Contributions may be made to SAVES. To send condolences visit robertdgrayfuneralhome.com
Edna “Eddie” Bardwell, 90, of Syracuse formerly Skaneateles, NY and Bala-Cynwyd, PA passed away Saturday at Van Duyn Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. Eddie was a communicant of St James Episcopal Church in Skaneateles and the Ecumenical Church at the Villas of Summerfield.
She was a graduate of Collingswood High School in Collingswood, NJ and Drexel Institute of Technology in Philadelphia, PA. She taught nursery school at Merion Friends School for 15 years.
She was an active member of Skaneateles Country Club and Skaneateles Garden Club. Among her many hobbies she enjoyed knitting, needlework, smocking, quilting, music and painting.
Eddie is predeceased by her parents, William and Dorothy Andrew, her husband, Nuel and her brother H. Ronald Andrew (Helen Andrew).
Surviving are one daughter Barbara Honcharski (Robert) of Skaneateles, two sons; Bruce (Sharon) of Homer, AK; Stuart (Hillary) of Princeton, NJ; 6 grandchildren Paul, Beth, Bethany, Jeremy, Shannon, Jamie and 6 great grandchildren.
Friends may call Thursday, January 1 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, 49 Jordan Street, Skaneateles. A funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday January 2 at St. James Episcopal Church, 96 East Genesee Street, Skaneateles.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St James Episcopal Church Skaneateles, or St Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, NY.
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Stuart L. Nash, 70, of the Town of Sennett, died Monday December 22, 2014. Born in Endicott he was a farmer and had retired from Barski’s Bros. Feed Mill in Sennett after 37 years.
He is survived by a nephew Paul (Rosemary) Clift of Sennett. Calling hours will be held Monday 5 to 7 pm with a service to follow at the Robert D. Gray Funeral Home 49 Jordan St. Skaneateles. Burial in Soule Cemetery, Sennett.
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RoseMarie S. Langley was born in Eisenach, Germany in 1924. She came to the United States with her parents in 1929. She attended Syracuse University's Fine Arts program in 1941. She worked at the Skaneateles Pennysaver. She also was employed by Haba Toys and then the Skaneateles Library Association for many years. Rosie, as her friends knew her was active in her community. She volunteered for Literacy Volunteers, and Meals on Wheels. She belonged to Esther/Sarah Circle of the Presbyterian Church, the Skaneateles Country Club, Book Club, and Bridge Club .Rosie was a Brownie and Girl Scout troop leader. She shared her home with many foreign exchange students and teachers. She taught art at State Street Skaneateles Elementary.
She produced a body of nature themed pastel compositions at 72. Her picture of a windswept barn was chosen for the cover of the YA novel, "The Complete Tales from the Edge of the Woods" At age 89 she experienced the thrill of selling her first painting. Rosie belonged to the Skaneateles Ski Club. She took up cross country skiing and golf. She was a talented gardener. She was a bird watcher and delighted in wild life identification. She and her husband Marvin traveled abroad many times. Rosie was predeceased by her former husbands Farris Smith and Craig Bliss. She is survived by her loving husband, Marvin, daughter Rachael Z. Ikins " Sherrie" of Baldwinsville, son, David Smith (Kim) grandsons Carter and Mason of Baldwinsville her sister, Eleanor W.(Joe) Hubbard of Skaneateles two nieces, and lots of extended family.
A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, Skaneateles NY Saturday January 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with celebration of her life and artwork to follow at the church. Private family burial.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA, the Humane Society and the Skaneateles Library Association.
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Hulbert Dowling “Howd” Greenfield, 90, of Skaneateles died Monday December 22, 2014. Born in Skaneateles he had been a farmer and had retired from the Onondaga County Highway Dept. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Skaneateles, the Skaneateles Rod & Gun Club and the Kelloggsville Odd Fellows.
Surviving are his daughter Tracey Lockwood Greenfield Davenport of Skaneateles, granddaughter Emilee Davenport of Glens Falls, nieces Peg (Mike) Card, Susan Murphy and nephews, James, William and Thomas (Lisa) Greenfield and several great nieces and nephews.. Calling hours will be held Tuesday 4 to 7 PM with a service to follow at the Robert D. Gray Funeral Home 49 Jordan St. Skaneateles. Burial in Lake View Cemetery, Skaneateles. Contributions may be made to SAVES or the Upstate Chapter of Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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