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Former Republican Rep. Sherwood Boehlert passed away late Monday night

Republican Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, a former republican representing Upstate New York for 24 years, has died. Boehlert served in the House of Representatives from 1983 until 2007. He passed away late Monday night following a brief illness in hospice care. Boehlert was ... MORE
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Victor Franzese, avid racer and owner of Glen Motor Inn, dies at age 81

Victor Franzese, a local racing legend and owner of the Glen Motor Inn in Watkins Glen passed away on Aug. 28. The Glen Motor Inn has been in Franzese’s family since 1985. “Vic” Franzese was an avid racer and competed in numerous ... MORE
Wayne County mourns the death of Johnny T. “JB”Brown

Wayne County Sheriff’s Office mourns the death of Deputy Johnny T. “JB” Brown

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of one of their own after he passed away at age 86 on Aug. 20, 2021. Johnny T. Brown, also known as “JB” was a Harlem Globetrotter in the 1950s and 60s before ... MORE
Fire Chief of Savona Fire Department honored

Fire Chief of Savona Fire Department honored

The Fire Chief of the Savona Fire Department recently passed away from liver failure after serving the department for over thirty years. Steve Beebe, a husband, father, and friend, had the firefighters in Steuben County paid tribute to him. A string of ... MORE
THE KEEPER OF SKANEATELES LAKE: Remembering Dr. Bob Werner

THE KEEPER OF SKANEATELES LAKE: Remembering Dr. Bob Werner

Dr. Bob Werner lived on the shores of Skaneateles Lake, and during an especially busy life, he volunteered much of his free time to insure his beloved lake stayed pristine and beautiful. Werner passed away in mid-September last year, after fighting a ... MORE
Obituary of Howard James Ward

Obituary of Howard James Ward

Howard James Ward 2/1/2021- 6/15/2021 Howard James “Jimmy” Ward was born in Geneva, NY, on February 1, 1935, to Howard E. and Helen C. Carroll Ward. His family relocated to Seneca Falls, NY, when he was a child, and Jimmy attended the ... MORE
BonaDent founder passes away at 93

BonaDent founder passes away at 93

Last week the founder of one of the region’s most-identifiable businesses passed away. Angelo Bonafiglia, a Philadelphia native, who came to Seneca Falls and started his first dental lab over 75 years ago, passed away at the age of 93. A Catholic ... MORE
Mary Anne Kowalski dies unexpectedly after appointment to Seneca County IDA

Mary Anne Kowalski dies unexpectedly after appointment to Seneca County IDA

In a tragic turn of events for Seneca County- a local resident who had been recently appointed to the Industrial Development Agency died. Mary Anne Kowalski died unexpected after being appointed to the IDA at last Tuesday’s meeting. The circumstances around her ... MORE
Wayne Wagner, Penn Yan leader, remembered for service to community

Wayne Wagner, Penn Yan leader, remembered for service to community

Wayne Wagner was remembered by friends, family, and colleagues as a force for good. He was raised in Steuben County, and called Penn Yan his home for most of his life. He passed away at the age of 79 on January 31 ... MORE
Hall of Famer, former Yankees pitcher Phil Niekro dies at age 81

Hall of Famer, former Yankees pitcher Phil Niekro dies at age 81

Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro has died at age 81. Niekro played an astonishing 24 years in MLB, and the reason he was able to pitch until 48 years old was because his mastering of the most unhittable pitch in the ... MORE
REMEMBERING: Rev. Michael Francis Conboy, 85, of Skaneat

REMEMBERING: Rev. Michael Francis Conboy, 85, of Skaneateles

Reverend Michael Francis Conboy, 85, of Skaneateles passed away at home Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Father Conboy was a native of Auburn and the eldest of seven children of Philip J. & M. Elizabeth Maloney Conboy ... MORE
Geneva businessman remembered

Longtime Geneva businessman remembered by family, friends, and community

One of Geneva’s most-prominent businessmen is being remembered. Joe Hessney, who operated stores in downtown Geneva and retired in 2002, passed away on September 9th at the age of 89. The Finger Lakes Times spoke with family and friends, who described countless ... MORE
Ellie McIntyre Memorial program created at Seneca Falls Historical Society

Ellie McIntyre Memorial program created at Seneca Falls Historical Society

At age 97, Eleanor W. McIntyre passed away on October 29, 2019.  Ellie had volunteered at the Seneca Falls Historical Society for more than 30 years. She was extremely knowledgeable about local Seneca Falls history and enjoyed giving tours at the Museum ... MORE
John Travolta loses wife, Kelly Preston, to breast cancer

John Travolta loses wife, Kelly Preston, to breast cancer

Actress Kelly Preston has died after a two-year battle with breast cancer, according to a post on Instagram from John Travolta, her husband. Preston was 57 years old. View this post on Instagram It is with a very heavy heart that I ... MORE
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Last surviving member of Syracuse Nats 1955 NBA championship team dies

Last surviving member of Syracuse Nats 1955 NBA championship team dies

The last surviving member of the Syracuse Nationals’ 1955 NBA championship-winning team has died. Jim Tucker, who spent three seasons with the Nats from 1954 to 1957, passed away on May 14 at the age of 87. Tucker was living in Jacksonville, ... MORE