FLEMING — Marshall (Mark) J. Minde, 62, of Fleming, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 9, 2018.
Born in Auburn on July 4, 1955, he was the son of the late Richard and Barbara MacArthur Minde. Marshall worked at various dairy farms during his life, most recently at Osterhoudt Farm. He truly enjoyed farming and met so many wonderful people while doing a job he loved. Above all, he cherished the time spent with his family, especially his 10 grandchildren.
Marshall is survived by his daughters, Jennifer (Mike) Dvorak and Katelyn Minde; his sons, Martin (Barbara) Minde, Kenneth (Kelly) Minde, Gary (Ashley) Minde, and Carl Minde; his grandchildren, Claire, Hayden, Landon, Emily, Patrick, Matthew, Hannah, Karia, Lauren, and Colby; his sisters, Dale (Stosh) Kulis and Cathy (Ed) Becker; his brother, Richard (Laurie) Minde; his uncle, Alfred Minde Jr.; his former wife and mother of his children, Kathleen Minde, and numerous extended family, friends, and members of the farming community.
Calling hours for Marshall will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15 at White Chapel Funeral Home Inc., 197 South St., Auburn. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Donations in Marshall’s memory may be made to the Southern Cayuga Booster Club, 3362 Burtless Road, Moravia, NY 13118, Fleming Fire Department #2, 5024 NYS Route 34, Auburn, NY 13021 or Scipio Fire Department, 3550 Route 34, Scipio Center, NY 13147.
SKANEATELES — Dorothy Schneider Lansbury, 90, of Skaneateles, passed away at home on Saturday, March 10, 2018.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, Ken Sr. in 2007.
Dorothy is survived by her son, Ken.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 15 at Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, Skaneateles, with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Skaneateles.
To send condolences visit robertdgrayfuneralhome.com.
SKANEATELES — Florence Lee (Fiedler) Wiley passed peacefully, after a long and beautiful life, on March 9, 2018 at the age of 95, at Auburn Community Hospital.
Born on April 5, 1922 to Clayton and Velda Fiedler in Jersey Shore, Pa., she was a Skaneateles area resident most of her life.
On Jan. 2, 1943, Florence married Army Major Charles Albert Wiley, to whom she remained married until his passing on June 22, 2015. “Fe” graduated from Skaneateles Central High School in 1942. Throughout her life she enjoyed archery, bowling, camping, tennis, and volunteering on behalf of the Skaneateles Methodist Church and Meals on Wheels. Everyone “Fe” met became her good friend.
Florence is survived by a daughter, Carol Riels and her husband, Ollie, of Spring City, Tenn.; a son, Joseph Wiley and his wife, Sherry, of Mottville, N.Y.; and a daughter, Janice Wentworth and her husband, Dale, of North Brookfield, Mass. She is also survived by her sisters, Ann Simmons, of Skaneateles, and Ina Nolan, of Auburn. Florence has four grandsons, Kent Koehn, of Columbia, S.C., Chris Koehn (deceased), Kelly Wiley and his wife, Karen, of Onondaga, N.Y., and Peter Wiley, of Mottville, N.Y. Florence also has four great-grandchildren, Anaise, Taylor Ann, Kip, and Jimmy; one great-great-grandson, Max; several nieces and a nephew. She will be greatly missed by Scott Hauver and Nancy Hauver Morris whom were like grandchildren to her that she cared for many years while their parents, Pete and Barb Hauver, taught at Skaneateles High School.
Services are private. Florence will be buried in Lake View Cemetery, Skaneateles.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in her name to SAVES or the Skaneateles Fire Department.
The family would like to thank the caring staff at Finger Lakes Center for Living and Auburn Community Hospital for their help and support to both Florence and her family.
To send condolences, visit robertdgrayfuneralhome.com.
AUBURN — Rev. Wesley C. Bogart, 89, of Auburn, passed away on March 11, 2018 at the Commons on St. Anthony. He was the son of the late Clinton and Estele Graham Bogart.
Wesley graduated from East High School, class of 1946. Wesley was the pastor of the Fleming Federated Church from 1995 to 2000, Port Byron Community Church from 2000 to 2002 and the Hannibal Community Church. He also worked as a staff manager for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and prior to that as an agent for seven years. Wesley finished his working career for Welch Allyn as a quality auditor for 11 years.
Wesley was 32 Degree Mason, past master of the Auburn Lodge 1964, and a Grand Lodge Chaplin of the state of New York. He also enjoyed volunteering for the Scat Van as a driver in his retirement years.
He is survived by his wife, Edith Smith Bogart, of Auburn; two daughters, Debra (Gary) Saville, and Lisa (Timothy) Corfield; two stepsons, Ronald (Doreen) Pullen, and Roger (Pam) Pullen; grandchildren, Jason Saville, David Saville, Cassandra (Albert) Kemp, and Allan (Haley) Klimek; step-grandchildren, Shawn Fay, Thomas (Sarah) Corfield, Liam Corfield, Rych (Carla) Pullen, Rachel Pullen, and Renee (Adam) Schneider; great-grandchildren, Nathan Stoelzel, Gavin and Carter Kemp, Sophie Klimek, and Allen (Chelsea) Pullen; step great-grandchildren, Makenna and Alysia Kemp, Charles Corfield, and Jackson Pullen.
In addition to his parents, Wesley was predeceased by his daughter, Penny Fay.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Brew Funeral Home, 48 South St., Auburn, with a Masonic service. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the funeral home.
ALBANY — The New York state Senate voted to overhaul government sexual harassment policies on Monday amid renewed national attention on sexual misconduct in the workplace.
The bill that passed the Senate would create a new, uniform policy prohibiting harassment at all levels of state and local government. A newly formed independent office would be tasked with investigating complaints.
The proposal also would prohibit confidential harassment settlements and allow the government to recoup the cost of settlements between victims and a state employee.
Regarding private companies, the bill would prohibit employment contracts that mandate arbitration of harassment claims.
"Too many serial sexual predators have gotten away with bad behavior over the years," said the bill's sponsor, Republican Sen. Catharine Young of Olean.
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and some Democratic legislators have proposed their own changes, indicating broad support for modifications to the current patchwork of polices covering state employees and elected officials.
The legislation passed the Senate 55-2; the two votes in opposition came from Democrats who said they wanted a stronger bill. One of them, Sen. Liz Kruger of Manhattan, said there would be time for lawmakers and Cuomo to discuss ways to improve the bill.
"I know both sides of this aisle want to get this right," she said.
GENEVA — Linda L. Adle, 68, formerly of Auburn, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Geneva General Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Alton and Earllene Grady Watkins.
She is survived by her son, Jason Adle, of Potsdam; brother, Bernard Watkins, of Auburn; grandchild, Achlee Hunter; great-grandchild, Elizabeth Hunter.
In addition to her parents, Linda was predeceased by her brother, Burton Watkins.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Cayuga, N.Y.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Finger Lakes, 1130 Corporate Drive, Auburn, NY 13021, in memory of Linda L. Adle.
Brew Funeral Home, 48 South St., Auburn, is in charge of the arrangements.
AUBURN — Lila L. Derby, 60, of Auburn, passed away March 8, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.
Lila was born on April 24, 1957, the daughter of the late Thomas and Marion Mills Harvey. She was an active member of the Port Byron Federated Church. She enjoyed bingo and crocheting. Her greatest love in her life was her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Amanda Derby, of Throop, Kelly Derby and Scott Derby, of Auburn; brothers, Clayton Harvey and John Harvey, of Auburn; sister, Roberta Snyder, of Throop; six grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Derby in 2006, and a sister, Carol Russell.
Funeral services will be held at 12:15 p.m. (today) Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in the Federated Church, Tex Pultz Parkway, Port Byron, N.Y. Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to noon in the church.
Audioun Funeral Home LLC, 218 Main St., Port Byron, has been entrusted with the arrangements.