Friday, April 30, 2021



In Memoriam
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Raymond Maddison
1930-2021

Raymond Maddison, age 90 of Silver Lake, passed away on Wednesday April 28, 2021 at Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home in Perry surrounded by the love of his family. He was born on October 26, 1930 in Rochester, New York a son to the late Joseph Walter and Kate (Carter) Maddison. Raymond served with the US Army. He worked for Gleasons in Rochester for 41 years retiring in 1993. Ray was a member of the First United Methodist Church on East Ave. in Rochester, the United Church of Christ Church in Castile and the Gleason’s Elder Statesman’s Club. He enjoyed golfing, woodworking, boating on Silver Lake, being entertained by his grandchildren Rachel and Johnathon Schofield or spending quiet days by the lakeside. He is survived by his wife of 50 years: Joan (Smith) Maddison whom he married on June 5, 1971, 3 daughters: Carolyn (Christopher) Schofield of Piffard, Karen (Byrne) O’Brien of Scio, Lori (Rob) Pierce of Rochester, son: James (Debbie) Maddison of Canandaigua, 5 grandchildren, several great grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews and friends. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by a daughter: Wendy Turner who passed away in 2018 and brother: Joseph W. Maddison Jr. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Ray will be laid to rest in West Perry Cemetery in Perry. Memorial contributions may be made to the Asbury Retreat Center P.O. Box 21 Silver Lake, New York 14549 (in memo line on check please note Memorial in Memory of Raymond Maddison) or to Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home 167 N. Main St. Perry, NY 14530.

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In Memoriam
Carol Lee Caldwell Cunius
1934 - 2021
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Carol Lee Caldwell Cunius died on May 24, 2021, at Shenandoah Hospital from Covid-19 pneumonia.

The daughter of William Bruce Caldwell, an attorney, and Frances Cook Caldwell, she was born on March 13, 1934 in Buffalo, NY. Her Aunt Doris Cook introduced Carol to the love of her life, William Richards Cunius Jr., while both were already engaged. A true “love at first sight” meeting, they married after a short courtship of two months and enjoyed 60 years of blissful marriage until her husband died in October 2017.

A graduate of the University of Florida, Carol was a registered nurse who worked for the CIA for 25 years, which also employed her husband and son, and took her to tours in Germany and Australia. Carol also served as a nurse for Camp Asbury at Silver Lake, New York, a favorite haunt of her family.

Carol and Bill retired to Bryce Resort in Basye, VA, where she made many friends. She was a devoted member of Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church in Mt. Jackson, VA, where a joint Memorial Service will be held on July 10, 2021 at 1 p.m. for Carol and her son, Scott Alexander Cunius, who tragically also died of Covid-19 a few days after her passing. Please get a vaccine and encourage your loved ones to get vaccinated too!

For about a decade during the summers, Carol and Bill managed the United Methodist Missionary House on Lake Chautauqua in NY, the former summer cottage of the famous Studebaker carriage and car family.

Besides being an active member of her church, Carol liked to quilt, swim, and go antiquing. She loved to laugh and could be described as feisty and independent in her thinking. She was a Washington football fan and said her knowledge of sports was one of the things that attracted Bill to her.

Carol is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Lee Newberry, of Poolesville, MD, and four grandchildren: Jonathan Newberry, Hannah Cunius, Kate Cunius, and Will Cunius. She also has two great grandchildren: John and Charlotte Cunius.

Carol truly fought “the good fight” for her faith, for her family, and for her country. She is reunited in heaven with her great love Bill whose passing she never got over, her parents, her brother, the Rev. William Caldwell, and all of the other friends and family who will surely welcome her with open arms. 

In lieu of flowers, Carol’s family encourages you to donate to one of Carol’s favorite charities: Silver Lake Institute, PO Box 20, Silver Lake, NY 14549; Mt. Hermon Methodist Church, 3821 Orkney Grade, Mt. Jackson, VA 22842; or Luke’s Backpack, a program of the Shenandoah Valley Lutheran Ministry that provides a backpack of food on Fridays for children and families. Carol always kept her loose change and often asked family to empty their pockets and their purses into her Luke’s Backpack jar. There will be a jar at her service or you can send donations to Luke’s Backpack, Shenandoah Valley Lutheran Ministries, Inc., PO Box 132, Toms Brook, VA 22660

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