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Larry C. Nevol

May 4, 1954 – June 10, 2019

Larry was most in his element when he was outside enjoying nature. ​

Celebration of Life:Saturday, June 29, 20192:00 p.m.at “The Farm”

Larry C. Nevol, 65, passed away Monday (June 10, 2019) at home surrounded by family.

Larry was born on May 4, 1954 in North Hornell to Charles J. and Alice J. (O’Dell) Nevol, Jr. He was a 1972 graduate of Andover Central School. On June 4, 2016, in Gettysburg, Pa., he married Denise E. Austin, solidifying a wonderful 22 year romance.

Larry worked as a machinist for Dresser-Rand Corporation for 42 years, retiring in 2016.

In addition to his wife, Larry is survived by three children, Alicia (Thomas) Nevol, Robert (Brandy) Nevol and Nykole Nevol, all of Andover; three brothers, Charles Nevol and David (Mary) Nevol, both of Andover and J.D. Nevol of Houston, Tex.; three sisters, Bonnie (Kendall) Peeples of Taccoa, Ga., Kay (Gabby) Cabellero of Houston, Tex. and Mary L. Nevol of Andover; two grandchildren, Brynna Kay Nevol of Corning and Analiyah K.M. Wyatt of Andover and a baby boy Nevol coming in July; a special lifelong friend, Andy Jackson of Andover; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a granddaughter, Amaní Laraí-Rose Porchia; two brothers-in-law, Rick Meyer and Bill Dickenson; a sister-in-law, Patty Nevol and a nephew, Brian Nevol.

Larry was most in his element when he was outside enjoying nature. He loved to hunt and fish and plant oak and maple trees on his property. His favorite things were spending time on “the farm” with his wife and family. Together they enjoyed swimming, shooting and family cookouts. He enjoyed teaching his children to shoot responsibly and enjoyed the friendly competition of trap and target practice. He loved his gardening and made sure the local deer had a well-supplied food plot. A common outing was to drive the country side looking for deer, often capturing pictures of them in his camera. Larry was also a NASCAR fan and would travel with his family to Pocono Raceway and Michigan International Speedway to indulge his passion.

Per Larry’s wishes, there will be no prior visitation. A Celebration of Life will be held on “the farm” on Saturday, June 29 at 2:00.

Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.​Memorial contributions in Larry’s name may be made to Allegany County Cancer Services, Attn: Lori Ballengee, 100 South Highland Ave., Wellsville, NY 14895.

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LouCindy K. McCormickJune 25, 1947 – June 17, 2016. . . devoted her life to the care of her husband and the raising of their children.​

LouCindy K. McCormick, 68, passed away peacefully Friday (June 17, 2016) at home, surrounded by family.

Mrs. McCormick was born on June 25, 1947 in Chicago, Ill. to Olindo and Josephine Mary (Planka) Vinciguerra. She was a 1965 graduate of Fanger Academy High School in Chicago, Ill. On Aug. 29, 1981, in Dallas, Tex., she married Mark L. McCormick, who survives.

LouCindy devoted her life to the care of her husband and the raising of their children.

In addition to her husband of 34 years, Lou is survived by four daughters, Connie L. (Dan) Hogueisson of Midlothian, Ill., Donna E. Rust of Cliffton, Tex., Mary Jo Moore of Mexia, Tex. and LouCindy Marie Quick of Wellsville; two sisters, Patsy Vinciguerra of Palo Heights, Ill. and Kathy (Rick) Thomas of Dolton, Ill.; and one brother, Fred Vinciguerra of St. John, Ind.

Additionally, she is survived by 8 grandchildren, Jade Hogueisson, Billy Moore, Curtis Rust, Jr., Mary Moore, Michelle Hogueisson, Daniel Hogueisson, Jr., Jessica Hogueisson and Mark Farmer; 17 great grandchildren (and one soon to be), Easton Clemmons, Tray Moore, Billy Moore, Jr., Brice Moore, Gemma Moore, Curtis “Cubbie” Rust, III, Carson Rust, Colin Rust, Ivan Solis, Gabriel Solis, Julian Solis, Genevieve Solis, Nathan Greene, Jr., Madison Greene, Issac Brun, Van Farmer and Charlotte Harvey; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Mary Ann Cole and Phyllis Lehning; one son-in-law, Curtis Rust; one grandson, Robert Farmer, Jr.; and one great grandson, Cohen Rust.

LouCindy enjoyed BINGO, caring for her many house plants and motorcycle riding. She loved spending time with her family and cherishing the moments spent with them.

There will be no prior visitation. A memorial service will be held at a date and time to be determined.

​Memorial contributions in LouCindy’s name may be made to Allegany County Cancer Services, Attn: Lori Ballengee, 100 South Highland Ave., Wellsville, NY 14895.

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James V. Joyce

May 29, 1927 – February 24, 2014

A self-made man and doting father . . .

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Visitation:Thursday, February 27, 2014Friday, February 28, 2014James V. Joyce Residence

Funeral Service:Saturday, February 28, 2014Blessed Sacrament Church

Interment:Military HonorsGate of Heaven Cemetery

James Vincent Joyce, born May 29, 1927, of 839 State Route 417, Andover, NY, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.

Mr. Joyce was born in the town of Willing, N.Y; the eldest of six children born to the late Vincent James Joyce and Alice Graves Joyce. He grew up on the family farm in Andover and, having left high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in Germany with the Occupation Forces. Showing an early entrepreneurial spirit, he was put in charge of a number of PX stores which soon began to show a profit. He made the acquaintance of a young German woman, Helma Petermann, who was working as a translator. They were married in 1948 in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany shortly before his return to the United States.

Upon his return, he and his brother, Charles, formed a gas and oil pipeline, Joyce Pipeline. In many ways Mr. Joyce embodied the perfect example of the post war American dream. A truly self-made man, he learned to fly both airplanes and helicopters, using them to survey his expanding pipeline business which would eventually extend from Canada, through the United States, and include Central America and Venezuela. The Alaskan pipeline, in which the pipeline company played a large part in constructing, was a highlight of his career. He even traveled to Iran before the fall of the Shah to investigate pipeline construction there but, fortunately, decided against it. He and his wife visited Cuba several times before the rise of the Castro regime and made frequent trips to Mexico. He subsequently developed a love of all things “Latino”, especially the food and music. He even arranged to bring his favorite Mariachi Band from Laredo, Texas to perform at his youngest daughter’s wedding.

In the pursuit of his many interests in the energy sector he invested in coal mining in West Virginia and Kentucky and was an early proponent of replacing Uranium in nuclear reactors with the more efficient rare earth, Thorium; a trend that continues to this day. A lifelong republican, he was never the less, invited to attend both the Kennedy and Nixon inaugural balls.

Starting in 1948 using a Fordson Tractor with a Backhoe attachment, Joyce started his career as a pipeline Contractor. Along with maintaining his local milk hauling route in the Andover area, Joyce started laying small pipelines for local oil producers and gas companies. As the pipeline business progressed Joyce took on more work and with the help of his brothers Charles and later Don, Joyce Pipeline employed over 200 people by the late fifty’s. Joyce utilized local people from the Andover area to provide the dedication and hard work to progress as a company. By the late 60’s Joyce Western had grown to over 1200 fulltime and seasonal employees, expanding into a multi-operation. Never forgetting his home town roots, Joyce was influential in providing the supports for progress in Allegany County, NY. He was instrumental in building the Andover Little League complex and the relocation of the Wellsville Airport to where it is now. Joyce was a self-taught airplane and helicopter pilot of which he always had a helicopter setting in his front lawn, ready to go as needed. Joyce spent hours in the air traveling from job to job in his airplane. As Joyce Western expanded, he started building and operating pipelines throughout the Unites States and performed contracting help in Alaska and Australia.

Some of his proud accomplishments were building and operating a fuel pipeline from Tampa to Orlando, Fla.; building and operating a pipeline for SAC Headquarters in Omaha Nebr., a pipeline to bring jet fuel into Mac Dill Air Force Base in New Jersey, another to provide fuel for the Tampa International Airport, followed by a distribution of Anhydrous Ammonia from Port Tampa to the Phosphate Mines in the middle of the state. Joyce’s forward vision of the future energy needs had him mining Thorium in the Idaho mountains. Other major pipeline projects included welding on the Mooba Pipeline in Sydney, Australia; many projects for Consolidated Gas in NY, PA and WV; including a 55 mile segment of 30” pipe in Chambersburg, PA.; over 120 miles of pipe keyed in the Western NY and Northern PA area for Tennessee Gas; building a gas gathering system for Coors Brewers in Golden, Colo.; installing 36” pipe in Red Rivers Crossings in Texas and Oklahoma; gas gathering work for Phillips Petroleum of Bartlesville OK, and numerous projects over the years in the New England area for Algonquin Gas.

Throughout the remainder of his long life, Joyce remained interested in all things having to do with energy production. He was, however, a doting father, grandfather and great grandfather, enjoying every moment in the company of his growing family. Though Helma passed away in 2002, he remained in the home they built together in 1959. During his declining health he was carefully attended to by his caregiver, Betty Matison and dedicated helpers, family and friends.

In addition to his wife, Helma, he was predeceased by his siblings Charles Joyce, W. Donald Joyce, Joan Dibble and Sandra Howland. He is survived by his sister, Mary Ann Davis of Andover; children, Kathleen Joyce (George) Biondo, of Montauk, N.Y., Vincent James (Deborah) Joyce and Christine (Michael J. McCormick) Joyce, both of Andover; grandchildren, Caitlin Biondo (Josh) Greene of Mill Valley, Calif., Georgia Biondo (Thomas) Flight of Montauk, N.Y., James Vincent (Jennifer) Joyce of Andover, Amanda Joyce (Robert) Phelps of Andover, Lindsay Joyce Barnard of Andover, Maria McCormick (Jonathan) Sorrells of Cumming, Ga., and Michael (Mary Beth) McCormick of Angola, N.Y.; great grandchildren, Scarlett, Beatrice and Harry Flight of Montauk, N.Y., Elsa and Connor Greene of Mill Valley, Calif., Vincent and Harper Joyce of Andover, Leigha and Julianna Phelps of Andover, Elle Barnard of Andover, and Jase Sorrells of Cumming, Ga.

Visiting hours will be at the home of James V. Joyce, 839 State Route 417 in Andover from, 7-9 pm Thursday and 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm Friday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Thomas Roman as celebrant. Burial with full military honors will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the Andover Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 726 Andover N.Y, or the Andover Main Street Project, P.O. Box 736, Andover N.Y.

Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.

Leroy P. Chamberlain

August 20, 1941 – May 3, 2014

Leroy P. Chamberlain, 72, passed away Saturday (May 3, 2014) at Jones Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family.

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Mr. Chamberlain was born on Aug. 20, 1941 in Chicago, Ill. to Leroy and Lillian (Graf) Chamberlain. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1962.

Leroy worked for Hasbro, Inc., retiring in 1996 as V.P. of World Manufacturing.

Leroy is survived by three sons, Christopher (Maureena) Chamberlain and Marc (Christine) Chamberlain, both of Belmont and Branden Chamberlain of Hurst, Tex.: two daughters, Holly (Dale) Clark and Cynthia Chamberlain, both of Friendship; one brother, George Spierowski of Chicago, Ill; 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Sandra Janusch and Diane Staadt.

Leroy loved fishing, boating and cooking. He was a member of the Wounded Warrior Project, Friendship American Legion and a life member of the National Rifle Association. He was most proud of his attaining licensing by the U.S. Coast Guard to operate as a Nautical Pilot.

Per his wishes, there will be no prior calling hours or memorial service.

Memorial contributions in Leroy’s name may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home, 3256 Riverside Drive in Wellsville.

Brenda J. Baker

July 26, 1943 – December 20, 2012

Brenda J. Baker, 59, passed away Thursday (Dec. 20, 2012) at Jones Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Mrs. Baker was born on July 26, 1943 in Wellsville to John R. and Jean (Lyon) Burdsall. She was a 1961 graduate of Wellsville Central School. On May 30, 1964, she married Richard M. “Dick” Baker, who survives.

Brenda was a stay at home mom and devoted her life to her husband and children.

In addition to her husband of 48 years, she is survived by two sons, R. Bruce (Jennifer) Baker of Frederick, Md. and David (Rachel) Baker of North Beach, Md.; one brother, John R. (Joan) Burdsall of Fairport; two sisters, Barbara (Doug) Strong of Southwick, Mass. and Debra Dyer of Raleigh, N.C.; five grandchildren, Zackery Baker, Emily Baker, Kevin Baker, Kyle Baker and Christine Cyr; one great grandchild; and several nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and cousins.

Brenda loved books and was an avid reader. Through the years, the simple pleasure of spending time with her husband, children, and grand children was most dear to her heart. She was also devoted to her many friends, enjoying special memories together. Brenda cherished her relationships and drew strength from the love of family and friends.

There will be no prior visitation. A memorial service will be planned in the spring with burial in the Baker Family Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.

Memorial contributions in Brenda’s name may be made to Andover Rescue Squad, PO Box 726, Andover, NY 14806.

Nancy Jane Snyder Auckland

August 27, 1922 – November 10, 2012

Nancy Jane Snyder Auckland, 90, formerly of Andover, passed away Saturday (Nov. 10, 2012) at Avante Nursing Home in Harrisonburg, Va.

Mrs. Auckland was born on Aug. 27, 1922 in Andover to Raymond O. and Ila (Brown) Snyder. She received her college degree in education from Lake Erie College. On Nov. 26, 1947, she married Harold Auckland, who predeceased her in March, 1984.

Nancy worked as a public school teacher and special education teacher.

Mrs. Auckland is survived by a son, James (Terri) Auckland of Crossville, Tenn.; one brother, Craig Snyder of Andover; two grandchildren, Allison (Brian) Rogers of Greenville, Tenn. and Adam Auckland of Norfolk, Va.; two great grandsons, Blake Rogers and Brandon Rogers, both of Greenville, Tenn.; a niece, Linda Galloway; and two nephews, Douglas Snyder and Mark Snyder.

Nancy was a past member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Women of the Moose.

The funeral service was held on Wednesday (Nov. 14, 2012) at the Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market, Va. with Rev. Jeffrey Sonafelt, officiating.

There will be a memorial graveside service held on Friday (Nov. 30, 2012) at 11 a.m. at Hillside Cemetery with Rev. Tom Kristofferson of the Presbyterian Church of Wellsville, officiating.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.

Memorial contributions in Nancy’s name may be made to Luther Crest of New Market, 9138 N. Congress St., New Market, VA 22844.

Dorris Virginia Atwell

June 2, 1934 – November 27, 2013

She made the best pies in the world.

Dorris Virginia Atwell, 79, passed away peacefully Wednesday (Nov. 27, 2013) at home.

Mrs. Atwell was born on June 2, 1934 in Troupsburg to Alfred and Edith (Rude) Burdick. She was a 1952 graduate of Troupsburg Central School. On Aug. 1, 1952, in Andover, she married John Clifford Atwell, who predeceased her on Jan. 7, 2013.

Though Dorris contracted polio in 1952, she was very proud of her ability to tend to the needs of her husband and three children. She was a wonderful, loving lifelong homemaker.

Dorris is survived by two daughters, Victoria L. Atwell of Lakewood, Colo. and Ruth A. “Cookie” Edwards of Andover; one son, John Henry Atwell of Andover; two brothers, Clayton Burdick and Donald Burdick; three sisters, Cathleen Thompson, Ida Storms and Sharon Cornish; seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband of 60 years, she was predeceased by three brothers, Alfred Burdick, Jr., Milton Burdick and Elwin Burdick; and one sister, Arlene Abbott.

Dorris was very fond of craft making. She made the best pies in the world. She enjoyed her time with her family and cherished the moments spent with them.

There will be no prior visitation. There will be a private memorial service to be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. Online condolences may be offered at www.baker-swan.com.

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