ALFIERI, Betty A., 79, of Auburn, passed away on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. No calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in St. Mary's Church. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider SCAT Van of Cayuga County, 17 Nelson St. Suite 3, Auburn, NY 13021. Arrangements by the Heieck-Pelc Funeral Home, LLC.
UNION SPRINGS — Nancy A. (Perkins) Bianco, 83, of Union Springs, passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at SUNY Upstate, surrounded by her loving daughters.
She was born in Auburn, the daughter of the late William J. Perkins Sr. and Ethel P. Bowen Perkins and had been an area life resident. Nancy was an avid bowler, enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles, and was a huge Syracuse sports enthusiast and a lover of any type of cat. Nancy’s most cherished and special times were those spent with her grandchildren and friends. She will be sadly missed.
She is survived by her two loving daughters, Janet Killian and longtime companion, William Blank, of Union Springs, and Cornelia Bianco and special friend, Aziz Bardi, of Syracuse; grandchildren, Erick Killian, Kayla Blank (Quendel Ellison), Amberly (Dale) Delmage, William C. Blank III (Ashlee Blank), Michael Bianco, Brian Morris Jr., Matthew (Rebekah) Morris, and Cheri Killian; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Cornelia Marks, of Moravia; brother, Robert (Susanne) Perkins, of Genoa; sister-in-law, Roseann Giusti; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Lewis, in 2006; a daughter, Polly Ethel; brother, William J. Perkins Jr.; grandson, Jayson Killian; and great-grandson, Brian Morris III.
Nancy’s Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:30 a.m. this Saturday in St. Francis of Assisi Church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her daughter. Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday evening at Pettigrass Funeral Home, 196 Genesee St., Auburn.
Contributions may be made in her memory to the Rochester School for the Deaf.
A special thank you to the staff on 9 F at SUNY Upstate for their amazing level of care, dedication, and compassion that was shown to Nancy and her entire family during her stay.
BIANCO, Nancy A. (Perkins), 83, of Union Springs, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. Services are at 11:30 a.m. this Saturday in St. Francis of Assisi Church. Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Pettigrass Funeral Home, 196 Genesee St., Auburn. Contributions to Rochester School for the Deaf.
SALOMON, Mark E., 68, of Auburn, passed away Sept. 14, 2019. Visiting hours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in St. Mary’s Church with a memorial service to follow. Burial in Lakeview Cemetery, Skaneateles. Contributions to American Lung Association or to the Finger Lakes Humane Society.
AUBURN — Kathryn Cole, of Auburn, N.Y., and Zephyrhills, Fla., passed away Aug. 16, 2019, at the age of 98.
She had many happy years in Zephyrhills golfing and cross stitch sewing. She also played the organ. Kathryn was the daughter of Edward and Arlene Dunn. She graduated from Auburn City Nursing School as an RN and became a head nurse at Auburn Memorial Hospital. She married Clayton Cole and had four children, William Cole, Edward Cole, Richard Cole, and Mary Hughes (nee Cole); she had eight grandchildren.
There will be a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Oct. 5, in Holy Family Church, 85 North St., Auburn, NY 13021. The burial will be directly after in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, 6020 Lake Ave., Auburn, NY 13021, followed by a get together.
AUBURN — Mr. Casimer Popek, 96, of Auburn, died on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at The Commons on St. Anthony, Auburn.
Mr. Popek was born on Dec. 20, 1922 in Auburn, the son of Karl and Mary Kosarek Popek. He was a United States Navy Veteran having served from 1942 to 1946. Mr. Popek had retired from Seneca Army Depot in Romulus, N.Y.
He was predeceased by his wife, Stella, on Sept. 19, 2001.
He is survived by his daughter, Eileen Jacobs and her husband, Timothy, of Merritt Island, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents and wife, he was predeceased by several siblings.
There will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at Farrell’s Funeral Service, Inc., 84 South St., Auburn. Entombment with military honors will be in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Fleming, N.Y.
CONCORD, N.C. — James Peter McKeon Sr., 79, of Concord, N.C., passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Accordius Health of Mooresville, N.C.
Jim was born June 9, 1940 in Teaneck, N.J., to the late James and Mary McKeon. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Robert and David McKeon.
Jim was a very skilled carpenter, well-known for his grandfather clocks and other handcrafted pieces. He was former president of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 453. Jim lovingly raised his family and enjoyed living in Union Springs, N.Y., and later Poplar Ridge, N.Y., before retiring in North Carolina. He was a big fan of bluegrass music and known for playing bluegrass on his banjo. Jim was a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 54 years, Elaine Downing McKeon; son, James “Jimmy” McKeon Jr. and wife, Sandy, of Mooresville, N.C.; daughter, Maureen McKeon, of Clinton, Mass.; son, David McKeon and wife, Mary, of S. Salem, N.Y.; sister, Martha McElkenny and husband, Jack, of Rhode Island; and grandchildren, Seamus, Myra, Conor, Elena, and Molly.
A memorial service in celebration of Jim’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Hartsell Funeral Home’s Concord Chapel, officiated by Rev. Glenn Parker. Immediately following the service, please join the family for a reception at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Accordius Health at Mooresville, 752 E. Center Ave., Mooresville, NC 28115.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the McKeon family.
AUBURN — Ronald “Slim” W. Summerville Sr., 84, passed away suddenly Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, while working outside doing what he loved.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Bonnie Ann (Connors) Summerville. He was the son of James and Jean (Wallace) Summerville Sr., born in Onondaga, N.Y. He is survived by three children, Ronald Jr. (Linda), Raymond, and Missy (Roger); one granddaughter, Zoe; one brother, James Jr. (Joan); three sisters, Mary Jean Muhlnickel, Faith Pollock, and Joy Watson; two sisters-in-law, Jeannette Rindge and Nancy Connors; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents; one sister, Frances Becker; and five brothers-in-law.
Ron enjoyed bowling, photography, videoing weddings, and hunting with his sons. He was an avid golfer, played in many leagues and especially enjoyed his golf buddies through the years. On one trip to Florida he shot a memorable hole-in-one playing with his family and he also picked up the tab. He enjoyed woodworking; built their present house and the “A” frame camp on Owasco Lake. He was a jack-of-all trades and repaired everything he could. He also enjoyed baking, famous for his molasses cookies, and enjoyed watching the Giants!
He served in the Army three years and retired after 37 years from Bombardier (Alco) in 2000 as a chief plant engineer. He was known for his quick wit, humor, and laid-back personality. He will be sorely missed.
Friends are invited to call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at the Audioun Funeral Home LLC, 218 Main St., Port Byron. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at the funeral home. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Weedsport, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Port Byron Food Pantry, C/O United Methodist Church, South Street, Port Byron, NY 13140.
SEMPRONIUS, N.Y. — Bruce Yaw, of Big Hill Road, Sempronius, N.Y., died on Sept. 12, 2019, at Cortland Hospital surrounded by family.
Bruce was born in Jersey City, N.J. on July 26, 1946 to Sheldon and Jeanette Yaw. He grew up on the grounds of the historic Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital where his father worked. He attended Eastern Kentucky University and graduated from Montclair State University summa cum laude.
Influenced by his father’s appreciation of jazz and the live Americana music he heard in the home of his beloved neighbor, Foster Noble, he picked up the guitar as a teenager. Bruce quickly moved to the bass guitar and became known as an inventive RnB groove player. His professional playing started as a college student. Stints with psychedelic rock band, “Clockwork Orange,” churned out short run 45s. In the 1970s, his playing became more progressive as he experimented with jazz fusion and world music. These forays resulted in much success as a member of “The Everyman Band.” Beginning in 1975, “The Everyman Band” toured the world and recorded with Lou Reed. Bruce performed on the iconic albums “Coney Island Baby,” “Rock And Roll Heart,” and is heard on “Street Hassle.” “The Everyman Band” then toured Europe and the United States with the renowned avant-garde trumpet player, Don Cherry. Bruce was known for his intense “groove” playing and sudden shifting melodic explosiveness that enriched all his performances. “The Everyman Band” recorded two highly acclaimed albums on the German record label, ECM. During this eclectic musical period, “The Everyman Band” performed at the Berlin and Zurich Jazz Festivals. He later played and toured with an East Coast bop band, “Blow Daddyo,” featuring his dear friend, Grover Kemble. As touring became more demanding, he cut back his musical career and played locally for fun and artistic fulfillment.
In 1986, he pursued his career as a French and Spanish teacher in the Moravia Central School District. Teaching was an equal passion to music for Bruce. When asked what he taught, he said, “character.” He led guitar and fly-fishing clubs at the school that had significant impact on students.
In the early 1970s, Bruce and other New Jersey friends made their way to upstate New York, where land was cheap and plentiful. Bruce and his first wife settled in the town of Sempronius, N.Y. where they lived in a school bus with their six-month old daughter, Sarah. They cleared the land and built homes and cabins that are still in use today. In 1976, Bruce met the love of his life, Geraldine Germano-Yaw, and together they lived off the land on Big Hill.
Their homestead has been a playground and haven for family and friends. As with all things in Bruce’s life, his family defied convention. Bruce, Geraldine, his first wife Gilda, and her husband, Robert Brower created a blended family that collectively raised two children and extended to include many who gathered for decades at parties and Sunday dinners on Big Hill. Bruce was an adventurer. He and Geraldine hiked the Adirondacks, the Alps, and loved canoe camping and mountain biking. Bruce was an avid fly fisherman, hunter, accomplished chef, mentor, and friend and ally of children.
Bruce was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Christopher Yaw; and his daughter’s stepfather, Robert Brower.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Germano-Yaw; his first wife, Gilda Brower; daughter, Sarah Yaw (Doug Lloyd); Gilda and Robert’s son, Patrick Brower (Erin Brower); and grandchildren, Ella and Jed Lloyd, and Celia and Avery Brower.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 21, 2019, at Pettigrass Funeral Home, 196 Genesee St., Auburn.
SUMMERVILLE Sr., Ronald W., of North Division Street Road, Auburn, died Sept. 14, 2019. Calling hours from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at the Audioun Funeral Home LLC, 218 Main St., Port Byron. Funeral services at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at the funeral home. Contributions to the Port Byron Food Pantry, c/o First United Methodist Church, South Street Road, Port Byron, NY 13140.
MORAVIA — Richard Henry White, age 91, peacefully passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at Matthew House in Auburn.
He was born to the late Willis and Eva White, of Moravia, on May 6, 1928. Dick was a lifelong resident of the Moravia/Locke area and graduated from Moravia Central School. In August 1949, he married Barbara J. Edmunds and they were blessed with 66 wonderful years of marriage, as well as the joy of raising four children together.
First and foremost his entire life was Dick’s love, experiences, and relationships with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was very active within the community most of his life. He served on the Moravia Town Board as a councilman and then went on to be the Moravia Town Supervisor for many years. He was an active member of Sylvan Masonic Lodge #41 F & AM for more than 50 years. In their early years of marriage, he and Barb enjoyed membership at the Kelloggsville Methodist Church and later in life they joined the fellowship of Christ United Methodist Church in Moravia. He retired from Hammond & Irving Co. in Auburn where he had been the production superintendent for more than 20 years.
After retiring, one of his greatest joys was being able to purchase a home at Angler’s Green in Mulberry, Fla. Here, he and Barb were blessed with many of their friends joining them to enjoy retirement together, as well as the many new friends they made. They were “snowbirds” for more than 25 years, and they were happiest when family visited. Dick volunteered as a driver for the area SCAT van when he first retired and so enjoyed visiting with all the seniors he assisted.
Mr. White’s wife, Barbara, predeceased him in 2016.
Dick is survived by his four children, Thomas (Debbi) White, of Farmington, N.Y., Laurie (Donald) Babcock, of Moravia, Terry (Bob) Green, of Locke, N.Y., and Kelly (Tony) Hart, of Auburn. His grandchildren that survive him are Stephanie (Paul) Savelli, Sherrie (Fernand) Joseph, Shannon (Brian) Taylor, Jeffrey (Emily) Green, Julie (Ken) Hand, Justin Perkins, Scott (Erica) Babcock, Nicole (Brandon) Pierce, Bryan (Jamie) White, and Adrienne Perkins; as well as 16 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Edmunds.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Christ United Methodist Church in Moravia. Family and friends will have the opportunity to visit with Dick’s family during a time of fellowship immediately following the service in the church foyer.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dick’s memory may be made to Matthew House, Attn: Angela Ryan, 43 Metcalf Drive, Auburn, NY 13021.
WEEDSPORT — Merrill (Mel) Hobart, 81, of Weedsport, passed away in the comfort of his home on Sept. 14, 2019, leaving behind loved ones who will forever cherish their memories of him.
Mel was born and raised in Miami, Florida. After serving in the Marine Reserves for two years, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and continued his service for six years. Upon his discharge in 1963, Mel landed in Central New York and settled in Weedsport to raise a family. He was employed by Carrier Corporation until he gave up the commute to be closer to home. Mel retired from the custodial staff at Weedsport Central School after more than 25 years of employment.
Mel enjoyed fishing, metal detecting, and his lifelong hobby of collecting Native American arrowheads. He was proud of his collection and custom displays. Mel was prouder still of his children and grandchildren and their accomplishments.
Mel leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Penny; daughters, Elaine and Kathleen; son, David and wife Cathy; granddaughters, Alyssa and Lindsey; great-grandson, Hunter; canine buddy Baxter; along with several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mel was predeceased by his sisters; Beverly Mashburn of Ft. McCoy, Florida and Janet Davis of Stuart, Florida.
Those who knew Mel will remember his quick wit, ready smile and hint of Southern accent.
According to his wishes, there will be no calling hours. The family will have a private celebration of his life.
Arrangements are with White Chapel Funeral Home, Weedsport.
AUBURN — Mark E. Salomon, 68, of Auburn, passed away Sept. 14, 2019, at Upstate Hospital.
Born in Auburn, he was the son of the late Robert and Rhea King Salomon. Mark was a 1968 East High School graduate and an Amy veteran, serving his country from 1972 to 1978. He was a recipient of the National Defense Service Medal and a specialized sharpshooter M16 and hand grenade veteran. He graduated from Buffalo State and was employed for 40 years with the U.S. Federal Government as a special investigator, retiring in 2012.
Mark loved golf; every aspect of the game. He was an active member of Highland Park Golf Course. Mark worked part time, following his retirement at Auburn’s Curley's and UNC. He enjoyed NASCAR and football but above all, cherished his time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Carolyn Kingston Salomon; their two children, Bethany and Markus Salomon; his twin sister, Michelle (Tony) Torre; a brother, Kurt (Tammy) Salomon, and by an aunt, Lilliana King. Also surviving are his cat, Chloe, and granddogs, Haylie and Lacey.
He was predeceased by a brother, Robert Salomon; an uncle, Calvin King, his mother-in-law, Mary Kingston, and a brother-in-law, David Kingston.
Visiting hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in St. Mary’s Church with a memorial service to follow. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Skaneateles.
The omission of flowers is requested, contributions in Mark’s name may be made to American Lung Association, www.lung.org or to the Finger Lakes Humane Society, www.flspcaofcny.org.
AUBURN — Nancy A. Stevens, 78, of Dunning Avenue, Auburn, was called home by her angels and entered into eternal peace with the Lord on Sept. 4, 2019, with her spouse and children at her side.
Nancy was a hard worker and dedicated her life to her beloved children and grandchildren. She was an avid Yankees fan and in addition, she enjoyed couponing, crossword puzzles, and bingo.
Nancy is survived by her spouse of 55 years, Joseph P. Tortorello; six children, Kim Stevens, Bonnie Stevens, Jeff (Julie) Stevens, Robin Stevens, Shelly (Chris) Lawrence, and Tammy Tortorello (Doug Orser); eight grandchildren, Mandy Stevens, Lindsay Stevens, Bret, Trent, and Alexa Lawrence, Jenna, Madison Stevens, and Logan Neese; and three great-grandchildren, Brooke, Alexandra, and Micah. She shared a very special bond wither her sisters, Donna Caraway and Sharon Stevens; along with a very special niece, Julie Caraway.
One of 10 children, Nancy was predeceased by her parents, Eugene and Julia Anderson.
She was a true inspiration to those diagnosed with cancer. She herself had stage 4 cancer and was given six months to live; that was more than 12 years ago. She was living proof that miracles can happen, and she remained cancer free until her eternal rest.
A celebration of her life will be held at the convenience of the family.
Contributions may be made in memory of Nancy to her favorite charity St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
AUBURN — Patricia M. Riley, 78, passed away on Sept. 11, 2019, at her home in Auburn, surrounded by the love of her family.
Patricia was predeceased by her partner of many years, Rodney J. Clarke.
Surviving are her children, William Valletta Jr., Patsy Ast (Stephen), Mark Valletta (Tracy), Stacy Benesch (Steve), Scott Clarke (Michelle), and Sean Clarke; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom were the joy of her life.
Services are private.
In lieu of flowers, the greatest gift to our mother would be to spend the day with those you cherish, your loved ones, family and friends, as that is what was most precious to her.
AUBURN — James L. Cuff, 86, of Auburn, passed away on Sept. 13, 2019, at Auburn Rehab & Nursing Center.
James was born on July 20, 1933, the son of the late Harold and Eva Treat Cuff Sr. He served in the Army from 1953 to 1955. James was retired from the Port Byron School District. James’ greatest joy was watching his children and grandchildren playing sports. James loved all sports, basketball, baseball, football, and dirt racing. He had a love of travel to the Adirondacks and Atlantic City.
James is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Joan Scanlon Cuff; sons, Ed (Lynn) Cuff, of Throop, and Robert (Debbi) Cuff, of Camillus; grandchildren, Stephen, Jamie, and Scott Cuff; sisters, Linda Rider and Nancy Dunlap; and many nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, James was predeceased by his brothers, Harold, Lester, and Stanley Cuff, and his sister, Betty Green.
Family and friends may call on the family from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at White Chapel Funeral Home Inc., 197 South St., Auburn. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery with military rites.
Memorial contributes may be made to Throop Fire Department, 7159 Beech Tree Road, Auburn, NY 13021.
AUBURN — Stella J. Lillie, 84, of Auburn, passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, in Auburn Community Hospital.
She was a life resident of Auburn, the daughter of the late Eugene and Julia Pilipczuk Anderson. “Pumpkin,” as she was affectionately known by her family and friends, was a home health care aide for many years in the Auburn area.
She is survived by her two loving sons, Robert C. Lillie and Kenneth Michael Lillie, both of Auburn; as well as several other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, Stella was predeceased by a son, Joseph E. Lillie.
Services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, any donations may be made in Stella’s memory to the SPCA, 41 York St., Auburn, NY 13021.
NEAL, Marianne, 68, of Port Byron, died Sept. 9, 2019. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Port Byron. Audioun Funeral Home LLC, 218 Main St., Port Byron, has charge of arrangements.
PARENTI, Domenic, 60, of Auburn, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. The family will have a private service at a later date. Donations in his honor can be made to the Finger Lakes SPCA of CNY, 41 York St., Auburn, NY 13021. Arrangements are entrusted to the Heieck-Pelc Funeral Home, LLC.
CUFF, James L., 86, of Auburn, passed away on Sept. 13, 2019. Calling hours from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at White Chapel Funeral Home Inc., 197 South St., Auburn. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at the funeral home. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Memorial contributes to Throop Fire Department, 7159 Beech Tree Road, Auburn, NY 13021.
RAND, Merton J., 82, of Cato, formally of Spring Lake, NY died Sept. 11, 2019. There will be no calling hours. Services will be held at convenience of the family. Contributions to charity of one's choice. Audioun Funeral Home LLC, 218 Main St., Port Byron, NY has charge of arrangements.
Geraldine M. Guarino, 93, formerly of Southfield Apts., Auburn, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 at The Commons on St. Anthony, surrounded by her loving family.
She was a life resident of Auburn, the daughter of the late John and Gertrude Bates David. She was a devout Catholic and former communicant of St. Mary’s Church. "Gerry," as she was affectionately known by her family and friends, was an avid bowler and sports enthusiast. Together with her late husband, Vince, they would seldom miss any family activity or sporting event in the area. She will be sadly missed by all who were fortunate enough to get to know this special woman.
She is survived by her three loving children, Michael (Dinah) Guarino of Moravia; David (Ann) Guarino, Laura Guarino-Sigona (John) all of Auburn; seven grandchildren Michael (Margaret) Guarino, Jessica Guarino, Kristin (Mark) Cook, Kelly Guarino, Michelle (Chris) Abel, Amanda (Nate) Grover, Peter Sigona (Chelsea); 17 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her husband, Vincenzo, in 2010, a sister, Gertrude Clark and brother Milton David.
Friends and relatives are invited to join the family at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary’s Church for Gerry’s Mass of Christian burial. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today (Friday) in the Pettigrass Funeral Home, 196 Genesee St., Auburn.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to a charity of one choice.
A special thank you to the staff on the 5th floor at The Commons for their exceptional care and compassion that was shown to Gerry during her stay.
Barbara Percilick, 90, daughter of the late Charles and Mary Percilick, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 at the Commons on St. Anthony.
Barbara spent most of her adult life in New York City. She was 17 when she entered college where she earned a Masters Degree in Art History and for a season worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Eventually she became a social worker in NYC and through the years placed many children in foster homes.
When she was 55 she returned to Auburn to care for her mother. She then went to work at Auburn Correctional Facility, working there until she was 72.
Barb led a full and interesting life and traveled extensively.
She is survived by several cousins including her caregiver Barbara Page and special friend Rosemarie Alexander. She was also predeceased by her brother Richard.
She received loving and compassionate care from the staff at the Commons on the 2nd and 6th floors. May God Bless them as they Blessed her.
As per her request, a graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
PARENTI, Domenic, 60, of Auburn, passed away Thursday Sept. 5, 2019 in University Hospital. The family will have a private service at a later date. Donations in his honor can be made to the Finger Lakes SPCA of CNY 41 York St. Auburn, NY 13021. Arrangements are entrusted to the Heieck-Pelc Funeral Home, LLC.
GUARINO, Geraldine (David), 93 of Auburn, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Funeral Mass 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary’s Church. Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Pettigrass Funeral Home, 196 Genesee St. Auburn.
PERCILICK, Barbara, 90, of Auburn, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are by the Plis Funeral Home.
MORAVIA — Hope Greenman, 72, passed away on Sept. 10, 2019 at home.
Hope was born on July 7, 1947 in Auburn, the daughter of the late Vernon Masten and Helen Roberts Masten. She spent her career as a home health aide, a profession she was most proud of; that reflected her caring and compassionate personality. She was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed gardening, particularly flowers. Hope cherished her grandchildren, and they certainly cherished her. She also especially loved her dog Lilly.
She is survived by her loving husband Charles, of Moravia; daughters Annette (Ed) Kuss, of LaFayette, Tammy Greenman, of Lansing, and Lorie (Scott) Crotwell, of Cortland; grandchildren, Meghan Parente, Austin Parente, and Steven Crotwell; and her sister, Loretta (Mike) Branch. Hope is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Hope is predeceased by her brother Orrion “Doc” (Betty) Masten.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday Sept. 12, at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave. Cortland, NY 13045. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with burial immediately following at Glenwood Cemetery in Homer, NY.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider a donation to Hospicare 172 E King Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850.