John W. (Bill) Barrett, 79 of Sackett St. Seneca Falls passed away July
31, 2018 at the Ontario Center Rehab. Family and friends may call
Tuesday (08-07-18) from 10 am until noon at the Sanderson-Moore Funeral
Home, Inc. 32 State St. Seneca Falls. Memorial service will follow at
12:00 with Pastor Terry Fenton of the Bible Baptist Church officiating.
Interment with full Military Honors will be at Sampson Veterans Cemetery
Born in Seneca Falls the son of Esley J. and Marjorie Cory Barrett. Bill
was a life resident of the area. He served in the U.S. Navy and also the
U.S. Army from 1955-1965. He married Arlene Wade in 1969 and they would
have celebrated their 48 th anniversary in October. Bill was a Master
Moulder at Gould Pumps in Seneca Falls for over 36 years. A member of
the Kirk Casey American Legion Post #366 in Seneca Falls. A life member
of the North Seneca Sportsmen Club. Bill enjoyed hunting in his younger
years. He was an avid reader and loved his garden and was a great family
Survived by his wife Arlene and five children: Step son Michael F. Bell,
CA. Kathlene Ann Simmons of Virginia, Jeffrey L. (Joan) Barrett, Geneva,
Cherrie J. Deming, Waterloo and Shirley Y. (Brian) VanDemortel also
Waterloo. Sisters: Nancy Davis of Seneca Falls and Shirley (Randy)
Swiden of PA. Six grandchildren: Lauren Deming, Ben Deming, Tyler
VanDemortel, Holly Barrett, Kaleigh Simmons and Molly Simmons and three
great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters:
Mable and Charles Turner and June and Nick Nicandri. Brothers Paul and
Susan C. Foster, age 65 of Seneca Falls, NY passed away at Strong
Memorial Hospital on Tuesday November 20, 2018 after a long illness.
There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be conducted by
Fr. Brad Benson at Trinity Episcopal Church at 11 am on Wednesday
November 28, 2018. The burial of her ashes will be in The Memorial
Garden behind the church at a future date. In lieu of flowers,
contributions can be made to Trinity Church or the Seneca Falls Library.
Susan was born on January 7, 1953 in Lyons, NY, the daughter of John W.
and Florence B. Foster. Susan was a 1971 graduate of Mynderse Academy
and she received a Bachelor of Science Degree from SUNY at Oswego, NY in
1975. Susan's career included working for Guaranteed Parts and Goulds
Pumps Water System.
Susan loved fishing, watching Nascar Racing and WWE Wrestling. Susan
always enjoyed planting and arranging flowers, taking long rides in the
country and attending the Farmers Market.
Susan is survived by her mother, Florence B. Foster of Seneca Falls,
sister, Carol L. Foster of Newport, Oregon, brother Jackson S. Foster of
Pittsburg, Pa. Two nephews Johnathan N. Dean and Matthew C. Dean. She
was predeceased by her father John W. Foster. Please consider leaving a
condolence on line at www.Sanderson-Moore Funeral Home.com
Arrangements are in the care of the Sanderson-Moore Funeral Home, Inc 32
State St. Seneca Falls.
SENECA FALLS — Ret. SFC Richard Louis (Sarge) Tifft, age 70, passed away
at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y., on Sunday (Jan. 20,
2019) with his loving family by his side.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sat., (Feb. 2) at the Calvary Chapel
of Seneca Falls, NY (2291 Rt 89) with full military honors. Following
the service, a celebration of his life will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. for
family and friends at the VFW Post 1323 on Fall St. in Seneca Falls,
NY,. Burial to follow at Spring Brook Cemetery at the convenience of the
In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation in his name to Thrive to
Survive, P.O. Box 1146, Geneva, NY 14456 or to the Beverly Animal
Shelter, 50E River Rd., Waterloo, NY.
Sarge was born in Sapulpa, OK, on May 5, 1948, as the youngest of 10
children to the late Louis Hudson Tifft and Maybelle (Buckner) Tifft.
After graduating from the Compton (L.A.) High School in California, he
enlisted in the US Army and served his country proudly for 24 years.
During one of his many tours of duty abroad, he met and married the love
of his life, Gisela (Proksch) Tifft, on May 6, 1978. The couple had two
children and following Sarge’s retirement from the Seneca Army Depot,
the family decided to stay and make the beautiful Finger Lakes area
Sarge was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 366 and VFW Post
1323 in Seneca Falls, N.Y. He served as Commander of Post 1323 for
multiple terms. He was the Sergeant and a proud member of the Post 1323
Color Guard and marched to the end, even when it became physically
difficult. The VFW was his passion; he worked countless hours at both
district and local levels making a difference in the lives of many
veterans and in numerous VFW projects and efforts. He was a hard worker,
known for his straightforward and frank approach as well as his
boisterous charm. He put his family above everything and was a wonderful
husband, father and proud grandfather. His memory will always be cherished.
He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Gisela Tifft; his
children Jamie Sue (Mike) Davis and Jimmy Wayne Tifft; his beloved
grandsons Gavin, Garrett and Elliot Davis, all of Seneca Falls; his
siblings Shirley (Bob) Hoover of Bakersfield, Calif., Jerry (Barbara)
Tifft of Sapulpa, Okla., Bob (Ellen) Tifft of Sapulpa, Okla., Mary Jo
Moss of Bakersfield, Calif., Matilda Gregory of Sapulpa, Okla., Bill
(Janie) Tifft of Manitoba, Ariz., Della Helsley of Bakersfield, Calif.,
Carolyn Reynolds of Sapulpa, Okla.; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law
Elwa Robbins of Sapulpa, Okla., Monika and Karl Mayer of Gillenfeld,
Germany, Walter and Sylvia Proksch of Dreis-Brueck, Germany, and his
Aunt Rachel Patterson of Anaheim, Calif.; numerous nieces/nephews, great
nieces/nephews, cousins; his beloved goddaughter, Kayla Stilwell of
Seneca Falls, N.Y.; his best friend, Brian Adams; as well as his many
other friends and fellow veterans at the American Legion and VFW.
He was predeceased by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gustav and
Johanna Proksch of Gillenfeld Germany; his brother, James Robbins of
Sapulpa, Okla., his bothers-in-law Heribert Proksch of Bielefeld,
Germany, Werner Proksch of Weisbaden, Germany, Harold Gregory and Mote
Reynolds both of Sapulpa, Okla., and Oscar Moss and Bud Helsley both of
Bakersfield, Calif.; his nieces Cindy Davis and Verna Jackson both of
Bakersfield, Calif.; as well as his great nephew, Leo Heinz of
We want to give special thanks to Dr. Bernold and the caring staff at
Interlakes Oncology, to the incredibly helpful staff at the Canandaigua
VA, Lifetime Care in-home nursing and the staff at Strong Memorial
Hospital for the wonderful care given to him.
Arrangements are under the care of Sanderson-Moore Funeral Home, Inc, 32
State St., Seneca Falls, NY