Finger Lakes Chapter
Serving the following counties: Allegany, Chemung, Southern Livingston, Schuyler, Steuben, Tompkins, and Southern Yates
News and Notes
IT IS WITH PROFOUND SORROW THAT WE MOURN THE PASSING OF TWO LONG-TIME MEMBERS OF THE FINGER LAKES CHAPTER STEERING COMMITTEE EDNA SMITH AND SHARON HALLENBECK
Chapter Chair EDNA SMITH passed away December 2ND. Edna worked over 37 years in public employment, mostly with the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department, and NYS Department of Correctional Services. Edna has been a member of RPEA for many years. She joined the Steering Committee in 2003 as Treasurer and has been Chapter Chair since 2005. She was a dedicated and loyal friend to all of the members
of the Chapter.
She was also an active member of the New York State Federation of Republican Women and the Red Hat Society. She loved being retired! She enjoyed all that life had to offer and everyone in it. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Chapter Secretary SHARON HALLENBECK passed away on November 23RD. Sharon worked for the Steuben County Mental Health Department
as a secretary for twenty years. She was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star – Bath Star Chapter 529, and the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority,
Corning Chapter. She was Chapter Secretary for many years. She will be missed by all who knew her.
We are grateful for the decades of inspiration, wisdom and the unique gifts that they shared with us. Our sincere condolences go out to their families and friends. May their memory, as was their life, be a blessing to us all.