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8E•PRESS & SUN-BULLETIN SUNDAY,APRIL5,2015 Additional Obituaries, Pages 9E, 10E, 11E, & 12E Obituaries Shirley M. Roberts, 79, of Johnson City, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. She was predeceased by her parents, William Brown and Ida Harmon; daughter, Richarl Roberts. She is survived by her loving family; son, William Roberts Sr.; daughter, Stacey and Timothy Norton; grandchildren, Nicole Relyea, William Roberts Jr., James Roberts, Shane Norton and Arra Braisher, Brittany Norton, Zildjian Roberts; siblings, William and Mary Brown Jr., Rita and Stephen Koechel; five great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and special friends including, Anthony and Joanne Roberts, Timothy Roberts, Evelyn Hightower, Linda Monty, Jim and Diane Mooney, and Nate Relyea. The family will receive friends on April 8, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at Wm. R. Chase & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango Street, Port Dickinson NY. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donations to American Cancer Society, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY 13790. Roberts, Shirley M. Eugene L. Welch, 77, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at the NYS Veterans’ Home at Oxford. He was predeceased by his mother and father, three sisters and several aunts and uncles. He is survived by his children: Renee and Gerry Huber, Nadine Morgan and Diane Sullivan, Jessica Welch and Mike Fneout, Adam Welch and Amber Hardy and Alexis and Tim Hubbard; sisters and brother: Raelene and Leon Getter, Terry and Gene Osterhout, Walter and Vicky Welch and Cyndi Welch; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, aunts, uncles and cousins. Eugene served in the U.S. Army for over 20 years. He served two tours in VietNam where he earned the Bronze Star. He retired from the Broome Developmental Center. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 357, Hallstead, PA. The family would like to thank the staff at the NYS Veterans’ Home for taking care o f our dad over the past several years. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project or the American Legion, Post 357, Hallstead, PA. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Fischer-Scholder Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Chenango St. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service. Welch, Eugene L. James Cafferty, Jr. passed on at the age of 79 on March 7, 2015 in Roseville, CA. He was born in Binghamton, NY on June 20, 1935 and lived in the area until 1972. He was pre-deceased by his wife of 57 years, the former Nancy Burlingham and by his eldest sister, Joyce Craft. Jim is survived by his sons, James of Roseville, CA and Stephen o f Grants Pass, OR; his daughter, Lori of Roseville; five grandchildren, Nicholas, Victoria, Travis, Cassie, and Selena; and a great-grandson, Lawrence; sisters, Audrey Webster of Aptos, CA and Linda Allen (Kingsley) of Brookfield, WI; his brother, Doane (Faye) of Quaker Lake, PA; and a brother- in-law Del Craft of Thousand Oaks, CA. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Jim was a Cryptographer in the Navy and then the Naval Reserves for 20 years. He also worked for IBM and owned a tax preparation firm for over 40 years. He worked in IBM in Endicott, NY, Singlefingen, Germany, and San Jose, CA where he held several technical management positions. His last position at IBM was Services Branch Manager of IBM San Jose. Funeral arrangements are pending. Cafferty, Jr., James Johnson City: Theresa F. Gaska, 97, of Johnson City, passed away peacefully at Wilson Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. She was predeceased by her husband, Stanley Gaska; two sisters, Rose Clow and Mary Hoag; three brothers, Rudy, Anthony and John Fritz; also a special sister in law, Josie Hamm. She is survived by a special brother in law, Charles Hamm, Binghamton; two sisters in law, Florence LaMont, PA and Rose Krissel, CO; a brother in law, Louis Michalak, Binghamton; also several nieces and nephews. Theresa was a member of the former St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church. She enjoyed playing bingo, cards, and baking many Slovak foods. With her husband, Stanley, she traveled to Italy and Hawaii. A funeral service will be held 10:00AM, Monday April 6, 2015 at Laskowski Funeral Home. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home on Monday, from 9:00AM until time of service. Gaska, Theresa F. Lillian E. Lis, 91, o f Willseyville, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2015. Lillian was predeceased by her parents, Robert Emerson and Augusta Howard; her best friend and love of her life, Stephen Lis, Sr.; foster daughter, Pam Baker; sister, Helen McKeeby. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Sandra Budinger, Carol and Gary Henry, Stephanie and James Doucett, Stephen J. Lis, Jr., Janice and George Thomas; 16 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister, LuLu Klock; several nieces and nephews. Lillian and Stephen loved to travel extensively in their retirement. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 137 Main St., Candor, NY with the Rev. Phil Jordan, officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday Evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Lillian E. Lis’ memory to Schriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. Condolence may be made to Lillian’s family at www.emfaheyfuneralhome.com. Lis, Lillian E. Frederick P. Buck Sr., 80, died Friday morning March 27, 2015 at his home. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Amy Buck, 2 sons, Jamy Buck & Frederick P. Buck Jr., all of Harpursville, a sister- in-law, Sandra Manzer, Elmira, 3 brothers-in-law & sister-in-law, Freddie Maliwacki, Binghamton, Ronald & Cathy Maliwacki, Vestal, Conrad Maliwacki, Johnson City and also several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Deposit, NY Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses. He was a retired self-employed contractor and a US Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. Memorial Services will be held at the Kingdom Hall of the Congregation of Jehovah’s Witness Old Rte. 17 Deposit, NY on Sat. April 11, 2015 at 4 p.m. On-line condolences may be made at: www. omaddenfh.com. Buck, Frederick P. Sr. HOUSTON— Jordan Spieth’s pre-Masters run of ext raordinary golf continued Saturday as the 21-year- o ld Texas native shot a 5-under-par 67 to take a ones hot lead over three players through 54 holes of the Houston Open. Avictory Sunday would be Spieth’s third on the PGA Tour and make him the second youngest after T iger Woods with three titles since 1940. It would also a llow him to wrest the lead in the point standings a way from Jimmy Walker and further boost his confidence ahead of the season’s first major championship in Augusta, Georgia, next week. Spieth was the runner-up to Bubba Watson there last spring. Spieth sank a 41-foot birdie putt from just off the g reen on the par-3 16, to get to 14 under par, where he finished. His last two previous starts — winning a playoff in Tampa over Patrick Reed and placing second to Walker in San Antonio — lifted him to a career-best No. 4 in the World Golf Rankings. “Today was as comfortable as I’ve ever been with the lead on a weekend,” Spieth said. “I wanted to get i nto contention as much as I could prior to the Masters, to have as much experience as I could to limit those nerves. This feels really good. (Sunday) I’ll cert ainly have nerves, but hopefully I’ll give myself a chance to win. Then I’ll take even more confidence into next week. “Anytime you can close out a tournament it’s going to be good for you the next time you tee up,” he said. A ustin Cook, who gained entry into the field through the Monday qualifier, is tied for second at 203 with first-round leader Scott Piercy and Johnson W agner, the Houston Open’s 2008 champion. Cook, who’s only 24 and still seeking his PGA Tour card, finished Friday’s second round with four cons ecutive birdies to catch Phil Mickelson for second place, then briefly claimed the lead with a birdie on the eighth hole Saturday. C ook had an up-and-down back nine, suffering a double bogey on the par-5 15th before reclaiming a stroke with a birdie on 17. He sank a short putt on 18 to s tay within a swing of Spieth as he tries to become only the third qualifier since 1986 to claim a Tour c hampionship. Piercy had tied the tournament-course record with an opening 63 but skied to 74 on Friday, only to bounce back strongly with a third-round 66. Wagner posted a 67 to fight his way into contention. Andrew Putnam, the 36-hole leader, struggled to a 7 5 and fell five shots off the surging Spieth’s pace. S pieth has had four top-10 finishes in five starts s ince missing the cut at Torrey Pines in early Febru- a ry but said he didn’t think he was on “a run.” “Honestly, I look at this as the way I should be playing,” he said. L PGA: Sei Young Kim made two late birdies Saturday to take a three-stroke lead in the ANA Inspiration. The long-hitting South Korean player shot a 3-under 69 to reach 10 under at Mission Hills with a round left in the first major championship of the year. Kim holed a downhill 18-footer from the fringe on t he par-4 16th and made a 10-foot birdie putt on the p ar-3 17th. She two-putted for par from the back f ringe on the par-5 18th. S tacy Lewis was second after a 68. She bogeyed N os. 15 and 17 and missed a 6-foot par putt on 18. Morgan Pressel, Brittany Lincicome and Ariya Ju- tanugarn were 6 under. Lincicome drove into the wa- t er on 18 and closed with a 70. Pressel had a 71, and Jutanugarn shot 66. GOLF ROUNDUP Spieth leads by 1over Cook in Houston Open ASSOCIATED PRESS The red shirt was in control once again Sunday at Augusta National Golf Club. As the shadows from the p ine trees started to lengthen over the emerald setting below, Tiger Woods had a 1-shot lead with three h oles to play. A fourth green jacket in nine years and his ninth major victory were well within reach. It was 2005. Woods and Chris DiMarco had turned the Masters into a two-man show. DiMarco led after 18 and 36 holes before Woods made seven consecutive birdies over two days in a third round delayed by rain to grab the lead after 54. When they reached the lake-guarded 16th on Sunday, they were six shots clear of the field. And then Woods sailed his 8-iron left of the green. His ball wound up near the collar of the rough, below the green, 50 feet from the hole. He had to take an adventurous route, pitching the ball 25 feet to the left of the hole and into a large ridge that dissects the green. He needed the ball to make a right turn and head downhill toward the hole. On a lightning-fast g reen. On a Sunday in a major. Making par was unlikely. Bogey was probable. Double bogey was in play. Tiger pitched in for birdie. S pinning halfway up the ridge, then making the right turn, the ball slowly started rolling toward the hole. Then the Nike swoosh hung on the lip for 1.8 sec- o nds before disappearing into the hole. I nstead of losing his lead, Woods walked to the 17th t ee two shots clear of stunned DiMarco, who missed h is birdie putt from 20 feet. Although Woods bogeyed the last two holes, he defeated DiMarco on the first hole of a playoff with a 15-foot birdie on the 18th. “It was one of those magical moments in sports h istory -- a time you remember where you were when i t happened,” says Marc Patrick, vice president of g lobal marketing for Nike, which cashed in as the shot was replayed over and over and later became a massive hit on YouTube. GOLF Woods’ Augusta shot memorable STEVE DIMEGLIO ASSOCIATED PRESS KEY BISCAYNE, Fla.— Clutching her latest trophy, S erena Williams brushed confetti from her arms and smiled for the cameras as she chatted with Martina N avratilova, her relaxed multitasking a reflection of vast experience with championship ceremonies. W illiams wins everywhere she goes, and she wins on Key Biscayne more than anywhere else. She earned her eighth title in the tournament Saturday and remained unbeaten this year by drubbing Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 6-0 in the Miami Open final. Williams became the fourth player to win the same WTA event at least eight times. Navratilova won Chicago 12 times, the most titles by a woman at any tournament. “I’d like to believe the older I get, the better I get,” said Williams, 33. But she grimaced when asked if she thought she might match Navratilova by winning Key Biscayne 12 times. “I hope not,” she said. “ I would be how old? No, let’s pray that I don’t get to 12.” Navratilova was on hand to present the trophy, the second this year for the top-ranked Williams. She won h er 19th Grand Slam championship at the Australian Open in January, and has now won 12 consecutive finals. Four-time champion Novak Djokovic plays two-time champ Andy Murray in the men’s final Sunday. Mike a nd Bob Bryan won the doubles title Saturday by beat- i ng Jack Sock and Vasek Pospisil 6-3, 1-6, 10-8. Williams improved to 18-0 in 2015. She withdrew be- f ore the Indian Wells semifinal last month with a knee injury, and was frustrated with her early play at Key B iscayne, drawing jeers for pounding the court with her racket. But the sun-splashed crowd was firmly behind her in the final. A roar erupted when she entered the stadium, and she had the fans cheering her winners from the first point. “It feels really good to have eight under my belt,” Williams said. “Can’t say I thought I would win eight, especially in the beginning of the week. It just feels really weird.” Suarez Navarro looked uneasy at the start but managed to hold in her first two service games. Williams pulled away from there, and her grunts grew louder as she closed out the first set. She won the final 10 games, including 25 of 30 points in the second set. Mixing pace and direction, Williams won 21of 22 points on her first serve, and she totaled 29 w inners to three for Suarez Navarro. TENNIS Serena wins Biscayne STEVEN WINE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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