BLAIR, Olive Lillian, 94, passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. No calling hours. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in St. Alphonsus Church. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Fleming, N.Y. Arrangements are with Langham Funeral Home LLC.
MONTEZUMA — Dillon Mathew Swann, 26, of Montezuma, passed away unexpectedly early in the morning of Oct. 9, 2017 surrounded by his caring family.
He is deeply loved by all his family and friends. Dillon was a happy person with a good, kind heart. His delightfully entertaining personality always made everyone smile and laugh. Dillon graduated from Port Byron High School with the class of 2011. Dillon enjoyed playing basketball, fishing, watching Pittsburgh Steelers football, going to the gym and spending time with family and friends. Dillon was an incredible drawer and talented artist.
Dillon is survived by his mother and stepfather, Beverly and Chis Johnson, of Montezuma; father, Duane Swann, of Auburn; siblings, Derek Swann, of Montezuma, Austin Swann, of Montezuma, and Trinity Swann, of Savannah, N.Y.; grandparents, Carol Bracy, of Montezuma, Robert Bracy, of Weedsport, and Daniel Swann, of Auburn, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Dillon was predeceased by his grandmother Sharon Swann, of Conquest, N.Y., and great-grandmother, Mary Wright, of Port Byron.
Private services will be held for close family.
Audioun Funeral Home LLC, 218 Main St., Port Byron, has charge of arrangements.
KING FERRY — Malcolm Earl Bancroft, 80, of King Ferry, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 in the Palliative Care Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.
Mr. Bancroft was born on March 6, 1937 in Cortland, N.Y., a son of Ray and Inez Bancroft. He graduated from King Ferry Central School, as class valedictorian in 1955, and later attended Auburn Community College. Malcolm worked in the sales department for HR Wilson Inc. and for S.K. & M. Implements. He later worked at MacKenzie Childs, creating beautiful wood furniture. Malcolm continued with his woodworking skills as a self-employed carpenter and general contractor. He had a passion for antique tools and a talent at woodworking design, including the art of intarsia.
In addition, Malcolm was very proud to serve his community as a member and treasurer of the King Ferry Fire Department for many years.
Malcolm is survived by his wife of 59 years, Charlotte (Reynolds) Bancroft; five children, Victoria Bancroft (Chris Deys), Randolph (Corey), Sandra Chandler, Russell (Sarah), and Matthew; 10 grandchildren, Nicole Farrell (Sean), Joelle St. Pierre (Aaron), Noah St. Pierre, Christin Chandler, Ashlee Ramirez (Ima), Samantha, Emily, Mackenzie, Erica, and Madison Bancroft, and Sarah Deys, who’d soon have been a step-grandchild; five great-grandchildren, Brayden, Levi, Zachary, Zoey, and Evelyn; two sisters, Carolyn Davis, of Cortland, and Beverly Woodard (Richard), of Michigan; a brother, Marshall Bancroft (Jean), of Auburn; several nieces and nephews, and a close friend, Hans Peter Pecher.
He was predeceased by his parents; sister-in-law, Joan Bancroft; and brother-in-law, Leland Davis.
Family and friends are welcome to attend a Remembrance Reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 at the Fellowship Hall of the West Genoa Presbyterian Church in King Ferry, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your local ambulance, fire department, or cancer center of choice.
CATO — Verne Montana, 63, of Cato, passed away Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 at Strong Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. Verne was born in Auburn, the son of the late Lester Montana and Lena DeLyser Montana.
He was a self-employed farmer in the town of Conquest, as well as an AI technician. He had a passion for woodworking, hunting, music and traveling. Verne also had an interest in researching his family lineage over the years, even connecting with distant relatives abroad. He was an avid collector of antique John Deere tractors and enjoyed driving his 1953 red Chevy truck.
He was a devoted family man who loved spending time with his kids and grandchildren. He dedicated over 30 years volunteering his time in the community and was an assistant chief and lifetime member of the Cato Volunteer Fire Department, past member of the Conquest Fire Department; as well as a past member of CIMVAC Ambulance.
Verne is survived by his wife, Suzanne Petit Montana; a son, Nathan (Kathleen) Montana, of Rochester; a daughter, Erin (Rafael) Larramendi, of Farmington; a brother, Dennis (Marjorie) Montana, of Maryland; his four grandchildren, Chandler and Aiden Montana, Kalyani and Xavier Larramendi; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Keysor-Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home. A funeral will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in the Cato Christian Fellowship; burial will take place immediately after in the Cato Union Cemetery.
If anyone wishes to make contributions, they can do so to the Cato Christian Church, P.O. Box 176, Cato, NY 13033, the Cato Fire Department, P.O. Box 252, Cato, NY 13033, CIMVAC Ambulance, 2496 W. Main St., Cato, NY 13033, or Lifetime Care Hospice, 3111 S. Winton Road, Rochester, NY 14623.