Obituary: Florence E. (Holtz) Roof (1924-2014)

Florence E. Roof  died Friday, November 7, 2014 in Wyoming County Community Hospital, Warsaw,NY.
She was born on February 24, 1924 in Perry, a daughter of the late Clyde and Bessie Harbeck Holtz.
She married Milton E. Roof  (1905-2000), he was the son of Nellie Newton Roof (1885-1973).

Florence was a graduate of Perry Central School and was a former employee of Mallory Timers, Inc. of Perry.
She was also a member of the Short Tract United Methodist Church and was involved in The Gideons International and many arts and crafts.
Surviving are a niece, Sharon Holtz of Perry,
a step-son,
a step-daughter,
many step-grandchildren,
step-great grandchildren,
step-great-great grandchildren and several step-nieces and step-nephews.

Family and friends may gather from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 N. Genesee Street, Fillmore where a funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m.  Gary Wickard, Pastor of the Short Tract United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Short Tract Cemetery.
Memorial if desired to: Short Tract United Methodist Church or The Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800


The 2014 Newton Family Reunion

Hello Everyone!
  as soon as I arrived, I started the grills and a fire in the fireplace.
As I stood with others in front of a grill, I could see many of you arrive through the clouds of vapor and smoke.
I enjoyed this day covered in soot from head to foot.
I hope to see many more of you next year.

Matthew Klimek
Great Grandson of Charles Newton

Here are the minutes:
July 26, 2014
      83rd annual Newton reunion

    It is a perfect reunion Saturday - not too hot or too cold. 
We had never been to Octagon Pavilion before. It was a bit hard to find but we loved it! 
It will be one of our choices from now on.
The first to arrive were Matt Klimek, Bob and Linda Pfannenschmidt and Julie and Ray Burkhardt. 
Matt lit the charcoal fires right away and he and Ray got to work grilling. There was a lot of good quality meat cooked up! 
Bob was working on putting up the Newton banner so all could find the way in. At 12:30 ,after the group photo sessions, Bob Pfannenschmidt said grace and the hungry crowd of about 50 enjoyed the food. There was plenty of it and it was delicious.
The minutes were read and the election held. Matt Klimek for president and Linda Pfannenschmidt for secretary. No one else ran so they are happy to be elected again. The hat was passed and $115.00 was collected. Add to that the $50.00 earned in the auction that was handily run by Bob and we have $165.00 to secure the pavilion and food for next year.
    Everyone spent time visiting and getting re-acquainted with Adell Best, the daughter of Esther Newton who was the daughter of Uncle Fred. It was wonderful to compare notes, look at pictures and renew old friendships. We are all so blessed to be related.
    After more time  visiting, hiking around the park and snacking all of us blessed relatives hugged and called it a day. Randy Mueckl took the two full trash bags home for us. Thank you, Randy. 
There will be more next year!   
    Remember to spread the word - the last Saturday in July, 2015 is the next Newton family reunion.
(minutes submitted by the secretary, Linda Pfannenschmidt)


The stairway is there year after year as the seasons churn by cold and warm, up and down into another year.
Along the way, we see our kin and together we count our steps through another year.


Obituary: Dale John Beardsley (1945 - 2014)

Dale John Beardsley of 5373 Bowen-Eldridge Road,
died Sunday (April 27, 2014) in his home.

Dale John Beardsley (April 23, 1945 - April 27, 2014)
Dale John Beardsley (April 23, 1945 - April 27, 2014)

Son of Genevieve Elizabeth (Voss) Beardsley and John Beardsley (Married on January 22, 1943)
Grandson of Lucy Samantha (Newton) Voss (1891-1990) and Lloyd Erwin Voss (1893-1984)

He was born on April 23, 1945, in Fillmore, a son of John and Genevieve Voss Beardsley.
Dale married Diane Bovee, who survives.

Mr. Beardsley served 30 years as a federal technician for the Army National Guard.

Surviving in addition to his mother of Short Tract,
His wife,
A daughter, Lynn Marie (Lloyd) Kirwan of Nunda.
A son, David (Tina) Beardsley of Short Tract.

Brothers and sisters:
Linda (Bernie) Brandt of Allen
Nancy (Bruce) Osborn of Short Tract
Brenda (Randy) Mueckl of Hunt
Cindy Perry of Mt. Morris
Paul (deceased) (Mel)
Thomas (Deborah) Beardsley of Short Tract
Robin (Janine) Beardsley of Short Tract

Melody Cox Beardsley of Short Tract

62 nieces, nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.

In addition to his father, he was predeceased by a brother, Reuben Paul Beardsley.

Family and friends may gather at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 N. Genesee Street, Fillmore, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday (April 29, 2014).
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday (April 30, 2014) at 11 a.m. in the Short Tract Fire Hall.
Ben Beardsley, Dale's nephew will officiate. Full military honors will be accorded by members of American Legion Post No. 1155 of Fillmore.


Obituary: Bernard M. Roof. Jr. (1957-2014)

Bernard M. Roof, Jr., 56 of Richford, NY, passed away unexpectedly at his home on April 17, 2014.
Bernard is the son of Rev. Bernard Roof, Sr. and Norma.
Grandson of Milton Ervin Roof (born  Aug. 19, 1905) and Aletha James Roof born (Mar. 3, 1910)
Great Grandson of Nellie Barnes (Newton) Roof (1885-1973) and Cedric Ervin Roof (1883-1954)

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Sherry E. Roof.
Daughters: Stephany Roof and Courtney (Patrick) Rand.
Parents: Norma and Rev. Bernard Roof, Sr.
Sisters: Patricia Progansky, Shirley Engert, Rev. Roben Waddel.
Grandchildren: Jordan Roof and Sydney Rand.
Nieces, nephews, cousins and very special friends, Tony Vojtisek and Jason Truitt.

Bernie was born on Oct. 1, 1957 in Lincolnton, NC.
He attended Filmore (NY) High School and was employed as a construction Technician.
He was an avid outdoors enthusiast, especially enjoying hunting and fishing;
a creative and talented family man; a skilled wood carver and a relentless jokester.
To his friends he was The Best of the best of friends.

A Family Service will be held at their convenience.
MacPherson Funeral Home, Newark Valley
is assisting with arrangements and memories and condolences may be written in
Bernie’s guest book at macphersonfh.com

For those who wish,
kindly consider directing memorials to the
National Wildlife Federation
11100 Wildlife Center Dr.
Reston, VA 20190 in memory of Bernard M. Roof, Jr.

Obituary: Paul D. Newton (1947-2014)

Paul D. Newton, 67, of Glen Aubrey, passed away April 24, 2014
at Wilson Regional Medical Center.

Paul is the son of Charles Wesley Newton (1920-2011)
Grandson of Charles Milton Newton (1892-1982)

He was predeceased by his father, Charles W. Newton, his mother, Olive Virginia Lord and brother, James Newton.
Paul is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Laurie; his children, Joel (Kelli) Newton, Amy (Karen) Newton and Tabatha (Pat) Newton, their mother, Paul's former wife and friend, Merry Ann Newton.
Five grandchildren, Kory, Jacob, Ella, Lillian and Finn; step-children, Bill Andrus and Erica Andrus; step grand-children, Dutch and Cameron; brothers, Daniel (Sharon) Newton and Charles (Dory) Newton; sister, Beth Ann Layton and sister-in-law, Cindy Newton; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution in Paul's name to
the S.P.E.A.K Animal Sanctuary, 351 Flint Road, Binghamton, NY 13905.

Paul Newton
Paul Newton


Obituary: George N. Voss (1921-2013)

George N. Voss, 92, of Norwich, and formerly of East Aurora, NY, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at his home.
Born February 23, 1921 in Granger, NY, George was the son of Lloyd and Lucy (Newton) Voss.
George is survived by his wife, Wilma, son, Elwyn, five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

George and Wilma were just getting settled into their new home at Norwich, NY.
Wilma got him settled in bed for the evening and since it was early, she stayed up for awhile. 
When she went into the bedroom she found him on the floor, already dead.
They will not be having any service for George because that is what he wanted. 
He will be cremated.