Wayne Post obituaries for week ending May 25, 2012: Austin, Betty Ann; Benedict, Gerard P. ‘Gerry’; Berg, Kelly (Manske); Davy, Ann R.; Deagman, Jason Michael; Dennie, Eileen L.; Glerum, Esther E.; Guard, Eleanor R.; Schram, Robert E.; Smith, Beecher G. Jr.; VanDeWalle, Gary; and Wagner, Gordon Frederick.

Austin, Betty Ann
NEWARK — Betty Ann Austin, 80, entered eternity on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital.
There will be no prior calling. Family and friends may attend a Memorial Service at the First United Methodist Church of Newark at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Burial will be in Fairville Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
 In memory of Betty please consider donations to the First United Methodist Church of Newark, 301 S. Main St, Newark, 14513.
 You may light a candle of memory or condolence by visiting www.watermanfuneralhome.com.

Benedict, Gerard P. ‘Gerry’
NEWARK — Gerard Paul Benedict, 65, died on Friday, May 11, 2012 following an accident in the Catskill Mountains.
Family and friends attended a memorial service on Thursday, May 17 at the Park Presbyterian Church, Maple Court, Newark at 7 p.m. There were no prior calling hours.
In memory of Gerry, in lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the CCE Wayne County Master Gardener Program, 1581 Route 88 North, Newark, NY 14513; Finger Lakes Trail Conference, 6111 Visitor Center Rd, Mt. Morris, NY 14510; or to Center for Donation and Transplant, 218 Great Oaks Blvd., Albany, NY 12203 or by visiting www.cdtny.org.
Gerry was born the son of Rev. Dan and Edith (Andrus) Benedict on Sept. 10, 1946 in Oneida, N.Y. After college Gerry served in the Peace Corp in India for 3 years. He was a Biology teacher for 35 years for Midlakes Central High School. He was a member of Park Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon. Gerry was an avid volunteer in his retirement: he helped at the Newark Food Closet, he had attained Master Gardner Status and he was a frequent blood donor for the Red Cross. He donated his liver and kidneys after his death. Gerry was a member of the Ontario Finger Lakes Bee Keeper Assoc, Master Gardeners of Wayne County, and the Finger Lakes Trail Conference Alley Cat Crew. The day of his accident, he was volunteering for the FLTC clearing trails in the Catskill Mountains. Get to know more about Gerry and his interests at his blog at www.chendrashakersworld.blogspot.com
Gerry will be remembered by his loving wife of 41 years, Susan (Van Wyk) Benedict; sons, Todd (Denise) of Pennsylvania, Jason of Texas and Ian (Amber) of Macedon; daughters, Shannon Benedict, Jana (Andre) Benedict-Karjohn and Cara Benedict all of Florida; two grandchildren, Nolan and Braylan; parents, Rev. Dan and Edith Benedict of Newark; brothers, Rev. Dan Jr. (Mary O.) of Hawaii, Dexter (Faith) of Penn Yan and Steven (Linda) Benedict of Newark; sisters, Becky (Bob) Bialaszewski of Newark; Ruth (Jerry) Rose of Penn Yan, Rachel (Alan) Doan of Penn Yan and Esther (Norma Anderson) Benedict of Texas; and many other members of his extended family.
You may light a candle of memory or condolence by visiting www.watermanfuneralhome.com.

Berg, Kelly (Manske)
BOISE IDAHO/N. ROSE — Kelly Manske Berg passed away on Monday, May 14, and is at peace after a five year battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her family at St. Lukes Hospital in Boise, Idaho.
A celebration of life service will be held at the North Rose United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 26 to be followed by a reception at Piney Woods Campground on Catchpole Road in North Rose.
Donations can be made to SIS, an organization helping people with breast cancer at www.helpsis.org.
Kelly was born on April 16, 1980, to her parents Kurt and Susan Manske. Kelly was a graduate of North Rose-Wolcott High School and Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa. Her career in archeology led her to Reno, Nev., where she met her husband, Adam Berg.
She is survived by her husband of eight months, Adam Berg; her parents, Kurt and Susan Manske (King); and her sister, Colleen and Jim Raville of Odenton, Md.; father-in-law, Dean Berg; and brother-in- law, Travis Berg; and Michelle Keller of Boise, Idaho; and many cousins, aunts and uncles; and a very special grandma, Dorothy Manske.
Arrangements by Schulz-Pusateri Funeral Home, Newark.

Davy, Ann R.  
SAVANNAH — Mrs. Ann Carolyn R. Davy, 92, of 13193 Seneca St., died Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at the Wayne County Nursing Home following a brief illness.
At Ann's request, calling hours and funeral services at the Baris Funeral Home in Clyde were on Monday, May 21, will be private. A memorial Mass was celebrated by Fr. Augustine Chumo at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, St Patrick's R.C. Church in Savannah at a date to be announced. Entombment was held on Monday, May 21 at the Garden Crypts of St. John's Cemetery in Clyde.
Ann was a lover of stray and neglected animals. The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Humane Society of Wayne County, 1475 County House Road, Lyons, NY 14489.
Ann was born in Rochester on Feb. 3, 1920, the daughter of Thomas and Helen Rood Ross. During World War II, Ann served in the US Coast Guard as a SPAR. She was stationed in Southern California and Florida. She was honorably discharged from the service in May of 1946. Eight years later, in September of 1954, she married the late Leonard Davy. Ann retired as an agent of the Secret Service Division of the US Treasury Dept in 1977 and moved to Savannah, NY. Her husband predeceased her in March of 1997. Mrs. Davy enjoyed reading and was an avid reader of books. During the 1940's Ann had been a member of the Hormel All Girl Musical Band. Ann was an active  member of the Arthur T. Meehan American Legion Post in Savannah.
Surviving are her sister, Elizabeth (Betty) R. Meehan of Savannah; her brother, William A. Ross of Getzville, NY; five nephews and one niece; 11 grandnieces and nephews and several great-grandnieces and nephews and many friends.
Besides her parents and husband, Mrs. Davy was pre-deceased by her brother, Leo T. Ross.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Baris Funeral Home of Clyde.
For online condolences, visit www.barisfuneralhome.com.

Deagman, Jason Michael
PALMYRA — Died on May 14, 2012 at age 40.
Predeceased by his father, Thomas; brother, Troy. Survived by his daughter, McKenna Jae Gardner; mother, Gladys; sisters, Stephanie (Dennis) Smyth and Pamela (Chip) White; nieces, Reilly Smyth and Lauren White; nephews, Samuel Smyth and Robert White; many aunts, uncles and cousins.     
No prior calling. His memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 18 at the Payne & Murphy Funeral Home, 1040 Rt. 31, Macedon. Interment private.
Donations may be made to the Palmyra Community Center in his memory.

Dennie, Eileen L.
PALMYRA/LYONS — Eileen L. Dennie, 92, died Monday, May 14, 2012 at Newark-Wayne Hospital.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m Thursday, May 17 at Boeheim-Pusateri Funeral Home, 77 William St., Lyons. Burial in South Lyons Cemetery.
Eileen was born in Lyons, March 24, 1920, daughter of Alfred and Crystal Wilbur Milliman.
Survived by step-son, George (Ester) Dennie; four brothers, Frank of Westchester, James of Newark, Thomas, and Charles Milliman of Lyons; several grandchildren; and special granddaughter, Brenda Dixon.
Predeceased by husband, George Dennie; brothers, William Robert and Herbert Milliman.

Glerum, Esther E.
CATONSVILLE, MD./NEWARK — Esther Elizabeth Glerum, 92, entered eternity on Saturday May 19, 2012.
Family and friends may call Thursday (May 24) from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 at the Norman L. Waterman Funeral Home, Inc., 124 W. Miller St., Newark. There will also be calling Friday, May 25, from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by a graveside service in Newark Cemetery, N. Main St, Newark.
In memory of Mrs. Glerum, please consider donations to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 5005 Campuswood Dr., E. Syracuse, NY 13057 or visit www.wish.org
Mrs. Glerum was born the daughter of the late Christopher and Armeda (Smith) Cook on Saturday, Dec. 13, 1919 in Newark. Before she was married she worked as a secretary for Mr. Ralph Smith at Bloomer Brothers in Newark. She was a past member of the Arcadia Reformed Church now Woodlane Community Church. Mrs. Glerum was also an active member of the Christian Women’s Club. She truly found great pleasure being a homemaker, cooking, baking, sewing, knitting and raising her 3 children.
Mrs. Glerum will be remembered by her sons Jonathan of MD and Mark (Ellen) Glerum of NJ; daughter Susan vanVoorst of Gloversville, NY; two granddaughter and two great granddaughters; several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Glerum was predeceased by her husband Charles Glerum; brothers Gordon and Edwin Cook.
You may light a candle of memory or condolence by visiting www.watermanfuneralhome.com.

Guard, Eleanor R.
NEWARK — Eleanor R. Guard, 94, of 322 W. Sherman Ave., died peacefully on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Newark Wayne Community Hospital.
In keeping with her wishes, there will be no calling hours. Burial will be a the convenience of the family in Newark Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Newark Arcadia Vol. Ambulance at 301 Frey St., Newark, N.Y. 14513 or Lifetime Care at 3111 So. Winton Rd., Rochester, N.Y. 14623
Eleanor was born on Nov. 29, 1917 in Williamson , N.Y., the daughter of William and Sarah (Pattist) VerDow. She graduated from Newark High School in 1936. She married Robert G. Guard on April 23, 1938. Eleanor worked many years for C.H. Stuart. She like to crochet, read, and do crossword puzzles. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She was a loving, caring wife, mother , grandmother an great-grandmother.
She is survived by her son, Robert E. Guard; daughters, Jean (Bill) Schwartz, and Myra Brown; grandchildren, Nichols Brown and Kimberly (Tony) Fisher; great-granddaughter, Arabella Fisher; sisters, Evelyn Hayslett and June Jones; and brother, Richard (Eldine) VerDow.
She was predeceased by her husband of over 50 years, Robert G. Guard in 1990; granddaughter, Jeannie Lynn Schwartz in 1991; sisters, Agnes Orbaker, Irene Turner, and Betty Randall; and brother William VerDow.
Arrangements by Schulz-Pusateri Funeral Home, Newark.
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Schram, Robert E.
PALMYRA — Schram, Robert E. 74, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 17, 2012 from an accident at his home.
Family and friends were invited to call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 20 at the Robert L. Yost Funeral Home, Inc., 123 W. Main S., Palmyra. A mass of Christian burial were offered at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 21 at St. Katherine Drexel Parish at St. Anne's Church in Palmyra. Burial will be in Port Gibson Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please consider memorials to the Wayne County Humane Society, 1475 County House Road, Lyons NY 14489 or the House of John, 14 Spring St., Clifton Springs, NY 14432.
Robert was born on Jan. 12, 1938 in Lyons, the son of William and Minnie Finewood Schram. He was a 1955 graduate of Lyons High School. Bob enjoyed working on his farm for the past 46 years. He was a member of St. Anne's Church where he served as an usher for many years. Bob was the president of the Port Gibson Cemetery Association and a member of the Palmyra Moose Lodge where he called bingo.
Mr. Schram is survived by his wife of 52 years. Diane Notebaert Schram; daughter, Robyn (John) Jordan of Clifton Springs; son, Todd (Lisa) Schram of Newark; brother, Bernard Schram and sister, Doris (Charles) DeWaele both of Lyons; his beloved grandchildren, Courtney and Carson Jordan, Jamie and Kurtis Schram and Eric Graft. He was predeceased by his sisters-in-law, Marilyn Schram and Janette Notebaert; and brothers-in-law, Lyle and Charles Notebaert and Bill Seargent,
Online condolences and guest book at www.rlyostfuneralhome.com.

Smith, Beecher G. Jr.
WEBSTER — Died on May 5, 2012 at age 77.
Predeceased by his wife, Christine Putzig Smith. Survived by his daughter, Anita (Paul) Whaley; granddaughter, Emily Whaley; brothers, Richard T. Smith and Eugene Smith; sister, Mary Ann Stenzel; many nieces and nephews.
No prior calling. His funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 18 at Murphy Funeral Home, 1961 Ridge Rd, Ontario, followed by his Committal Service at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

VanDeWalle, Gary
Gary VanDeWalle, 49, April 2, 1963 – May 16, 2012.
Gary passed away after a battle with cancer. Gary was a loving father, son, brother, nephew, and friend who enjoyed spending time with friends and family. You could find Gary on a golf course, cheering on the Vikings or relaxing with a fishing pole.
He will be sorely missed by his son, Austin R. VanDeWalle; his father, Robert E. VanDeWalle; his mother, Lucille Lamanna; his aunt, Donna Quercia; his brother, Robert D. VanDeWalle; his sister, Rene (Jack) Lattore; and his many nieces and nephews.
In memory of Gary, in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Strong Wilmot Cancer Center.

Wagner, Gordon Frederick
FAIRPORT — Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, May 19, 2012 at age 83.
Gordon was a farmer all his life. He operated Wagner Family Farms for 70 years; first in partnership with his parents, and then with his wife and children.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy; five children, Joyce (James) Foos of Spencerport, Doris Wagner of Fairport, Gene (Susan) Wagner of Fairport, Kathy (Michael) Wagner-Hill of Chevy Chase, Md., Mary (Molly Fogler) Wagner of Fairport; seven grandchildren, Mark (Shannan) Foos of Fairport, Lt. Ken (Charlene) Foos, USN of Groton, Conn., PFC Henry Wagner, USMC of Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Bennett Wagner of Fairport, Aliza Guttmann of Los Angeles, Ca., Jesse Gutman and Gordon Hill of Chevy Chase, Md.; two precious great-granddaughters, Victoria Violet Foos of Fairport, and Alexandria Marie Foos of Groton, Conn.; brother-in-law, Robert (Marilyn) Wight; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
All were invited to call 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22 at Payne & Murphy Funeral Home, 1040 Rt. 31, Macedon. Interment will be held in private.
Those wishing are asked to consider donations to the Salvation Army and/or the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex at Routes 5 & 20 Seneca Falls, NY 13148.