Category: Obituaries

Reception commemorating life of Dr. Judith Pipher set for May 21

Reception commemorating life of Dr. Judith Pipher set for May 21

A reception honoring the life of Dr. Judith L. Pipher, an internationally acclaimed astronomer and National Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee, will be held May 21, 2022 at the National Women’s Hall of Fame, 1 Canal St. in Seneca Falls, NY. All ... MORE
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Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver dead at 77

According to media reports, former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is dead. He was 77. Silver was serving time at a Massachusetts federal prison on corruption charges. Just two weeks after being re-elected in 2015, Silver was arrested after a federal probe of ... MORE
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Former Geneva Agritech Director Donald Barton dead at 100

The Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) has announced the passing of former Cornell Agritech Director Donald Barton. He was 100. Barton died October 7 in Canandaigua. He joined the Cornell faculty in 1951 and became the ninth director of ... MORE
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Legendary Woodstock promoter Michael Lang dead at 77

The driving force behind the Woodstock music festival in 1969 has died. Michael Lang was 77. Rolling Stone reports Michael Pagnotta, a spokesperson for Lang’s family, said Sunday the 77-year-old had been battling non-Hodgkin lymphoma and passed away Saturday at New York’s ... MORE
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Former Syracuse football head coach Greg Robinson dies at 70

Former Syracuse football coach Greg Robinson passed away at the age of 70 on Wednesday. The longtime coach and two-time Super Bowl Champion defensive coordinator with the Denver Broncos spent four seasons at the helm of the Orange football program from 2005-08 ... MORE
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Legendary newsman, anchor Rod Wood from WSYR-TV remembered after passing

Following a legendary 44 year career at NewsChannel 9, anchor and local newsman Rod Wood died on Sunday. He retired last year, and was 81 when he passed. He was considered the dean of Central New York broadcast journalists. Wood covered the ... MORE
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Senator Helming remembers Ralph Calabrese

Remembering Ralph Calabrese, an American patriot and friend  by Senator Pam Helming When I took office, Ralph Calabrese was one of the first people to visit me. He presented me with a poem he wrote, A Veterans Prayer. It’s hanging in my ... MORE
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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