Link Obituaries Obituaries of Link Retirees

Dwight (Bud) W. Penfield

of Binghamton

6/6/23 - 12/28/09

Dwight W. Penfield passed away on December 28, 2009 surrounded by his family. Dwight was predeceased by his parents, Edith and Dwight Penfield; sister, Betty Steiner; brother, Jack Penfield; stepdaughter, Marybeth Martin; and mother-in-law, Marion Levene. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Marilyn Hogan Penfield; children, Matthew Tabeek (Heather), Alisha Hurband; stepchildren, Patrice and Tony DelGrosso, Daniel and Gabriella Mastronardi, James and Kelly Mastronardi, Deborrah and Phil Juran, Robert and Susan Mastronardi, Linda Darling, Susan and Tony Pease; 20 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, also several nieces and nephews. Bud was an employee of Singer Link for 30 years and a proud US Army veteran, World War II. He was the most amazing, generous person anyone could ever know. He enjoyed life, especially his love for the game of golf, and also took pleasure in sharing his war stories to all.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, January 4th, from 4-7 p.m. at Wm. R. Chase & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango St., Port Dickinson. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 5, at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held in Kattelville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Rd., Vestal, NY 13850.


Anatole Gregory Babykin, Sr.

of Apalachin

A memorial service will be held December 30th at 2:30 p.m. at Saints Peter & Paul Orthodox Church, 210 Hill Ave., Endicott, NY 13760 for Anatole (Tony) Gregory Babykin, Sr. The family will receive friends at the church at 2 p.m. before the service.

Greg was born in Turkey on November 28th, 1922 as his parents, Gregory J. and Tatiana Babykin, were waiting to immigrate into the United States after leaving Russia. Major Babykin enlisted in the Army the day after Pearl Harbor, and served his country during WWII as a bombardier and navigator in the 7th USAAF, 26th Bomber Squadron, 11th Heavy Bomber Group, flying missions in the Pacific Theatre aboard the B-24 Liberator "Jeeter Bug." One mission was the basis for a documentary in which the battle for Iwo Jima was literally put on hold to allow their wounded plane to land on the recently seized Japanese runway. The crew spent three days fixing their aircraft in the midst of the battle for the island. Greg received the Distinguished Flying Cross among other awards. "Tony" was called back to duty during the Korean War, and later served in the Army National Guard for a military service of approximately 30 years. Upon release from active duty in November 1945, Greg returned to Duke University and received his degree in electro-mechanical engineering. He came to Apalachin, NY, to work for General Electric, Singer-Link, and NASA as an engineer before working in various government program management positions on the Apollo, AWACS and various war fighter systems.

Greg passed away Monday, November 23rd at Binghamton General Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Edna; his daughter, Gayle of Apalachin; and two sons, Gregory Jr. (Melissa) of Georgia, and Gary (Michelle) of Nevada; four granddaughters, Anastacia, Ashley, Adriane and Avery. He is also survived by a brother, Gregory V. Babykin; and a sister, Julianna McAllister; and many nieces and nephews.

The family asks that if you desire to make a memorial donation in memory of Greg, please send them to either his church, or the Apalachin Fire Department EMTs, 230 Pennsylvania Ave., Apalachin, NY 13732 (607) 625-2216.


Rose (Metrus) Seman

of Binghamton

Rose (Metrus) Seman fell asleep in the Lord on Friday morning, December 25, 2009, at Lourdes Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Seman; her brother, William Metrus; and her sister, Irene Yerger. She is survived by a brother, George Metrus of Oxford; three sisters, Helen Szczepanski of Vestal, Florence and her husband, Donald Laszewski of Vestal, and Jane and her husband, Richard Hider of Binghamton; and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of St. Michael's Greek Catholic Church. She was a retired employee of the Link Corporation, Kirkwood.

Funeral services will be held Monday 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Greek Catholic Church, 292 Clinton Street, Binghamton with Very Rev. Protopresbyter James Dutko officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Rose's family would like to thank the aides and staff at Woodland Manor for their excellent and compassionate care


Grant S. Boyer

of Conklin

Grant S. Boyer, 84, of Conklin, passed away blanketed by the love and prayers of his family on Wednesday, December 16, 2009. He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Betty Culp; and his brother, Darrell. He is survived by his loving wife, of 58 years, Anne; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Sharon, Rockledge, FL, Jeffrey and Carrie, Clifton Park, NY; a daughter, Susan Johnson, Hillcrest, NY; granddaughter, Taylor Johnson, Hillcrest, NY; step grandchildren, Luke and Brooke Bernthon, Endwell, NY and Cory Bernthon, Clifton Park, NY; two brothers, Walter Boyer, Gower City, PA, Rufus Boyer, Mechanicsburg, PA; two sisters, Alma Carl, Elysburg, PA, and Florence Troxell, Tyler, TX. After 31 years of service as a mechanical engineer, he retired in 1989 from CAE Link. Grant served in the U.S. Navy during WWII from March 1943 to November 1946, on the Susquehanna Valley School District Board of Education from 1962 to 1968, and as Councilman for the Town of Conklin from 1969 to 1982. He was a life member of The Binghamton Rifle Club, Amateur Trapshooting association and a member of Silver Lake Rod & Gun Club, and Erdman, PA. Sportsmen's Association. He volunteered at the local CHOW Pantry and Meals on Wheels. The family would like to thank the physicians and nurses at Wilson Hospital for their compassion, support, and care throughout this difficult journey.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 975 NY Rt. 11, Kirkwood, NY 13795 with Rev. Thomas Cantucci officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Grant to the CHOW pantry at St. Mary's Church, 975 NY Rt. 11, Kirkwood, NY 13795. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at


Peter Riley

of Eagan, MN  formerly of Binghamton

Peter Riley, 66, of Eagan, MN, formerly of Binghamton, NY, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on December 14, 2009. Pete fought hard in his battle with cancer. Pete was born in Bath, England. He came to America and made quite a name for himself. He retired from Singer Link after 15 years of loyal service. He then moved on to Northwest Airlines, where he made friends all over the world with his charisma and charm. He eventually retired from Northwest Airlines. Pete also worked for Opinicus Corporation in Tampa, FL. He loved what he did. Flight Simulation, and everything associated with it, was his passion in life. Pete will be remembered fondly and missed greatly by all those who worked with him. Pete is survived by his wife, Sheree of 33 years; children, Karen (Scott) Holloway, Suzanne (Scott) Hussar, Holly (Corey) Strandberg, and Peter M. Riley; five grandchildren, Alan, Brian, Adam, Paris, and Megan; two brothers, John (Alice) Riley of Binghamton, NY and Anthony (Anne) Riley of Vestal, NY; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Joan Sliter. Pete loved many things: his family, his job, classic oldies and especially Buddy Holly. He loved playing golf, the Giants and the Dodgers! While Pete struggled with cancer for many months, he had his loving family by his side to offer support. He received calls and many visits from friends and family alike. Pete managed to keep his sense of humor throughout these tough times. One could always expect a smile, sharing a laugh or reminding us all to take care of ourselves. He will be missed, he will always be loved, and we know God has welcomed him warmly.

A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Ambrose Church, Endicott, Saturday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Donald E. Bourgeois as Celebrant. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main St., Binghamton, Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in Peter's memory may be made to the Southern Tier Hockey Association c/o Bob Gleason, 129 Sheedy Rd., Vestal, NY 13850



Emily A. Hunt

of Binghamton

Emily A. Hunt, age 85, of Binghamton, NY, went to be with the Lord on December 12, 2009 at Lourdes Hospital. She was predeceased by her son, Richard and is survived by David and Barbara Hunt of Albany, GA, Thomas Hunt residing in Africa; two grandchilren, Jennifer and Jeffrey; one great grandson, and several nieces and nephews. She was employed with Singer Link and retired in 1986.

A memorial service and burial will be held in the Spring



Thomas J. Condrad

of Blakely

died Wednesday, December 9 at Mercy Hospital. He is survived by his wife, the former Bernice Dunback.

Born July 5, 1941, in Scranton, son of the late Andrew and Alice Rudelavage Condrad, he was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church, Olyphant, where he served as an altar boy. He was a 1959 graduate of Blakely High School. He served proudly in the Air Force, which led him to a career in simulation engineering. He was employed by Singer Link for 34 years, then for Rockwell Collins until the present. He loved his profession, which took him to Australia, California and Hawaii. He lived for his family. His wife was the love of his life for 44 years.

Surviving are a son, Thomas, at home; a daughter, Charlene Chickey and husband, Ted, Old Forge; two brothers, Andy, New Brunswick, Md.; and Leonard and wife Helen, Eynon; two grandchildren, who were the light of his life, Devin and Kayleigh.

He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary, and a sister, Rita.

The funeral will be Monday from the Michael P. Glinsky Funeral Home Inc., 129 Grant St., Olyphant, with Mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Michael the Archangel Church. Interment, St. Michael's Cemetery, Olyphant.

Friends may call Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m



Florence Booth Trohanovsky

of Binghamton

Florence Booth Trohanovsky, age 89, of Binghamton, passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2009. She was predeceased by her parents, Frances and Francis Booth; son, Douglas; a sister, Catherine. Florence is survived by her sons, Paul Harvey and Jenny, and Eric Trohanovsky and Lee Anne; a brother, Fred Booth; sister-in-law, Nancy Booth; brother-in-law, Miles Hebbard; very dear friends, Harriet Degnam, Norma Chase, Karen and Frank Rigatti; and many nieces and nephews. She was known for her fabulous cakes. Flo was a very giving person. She was employed many years at Link and Stow Manufacturing. The family would like to thank the staff of the Good Shepherd Fairview Nursing Home for the many years of wonderful care.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, December 8, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the James V. DeMarco & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango St., Port Dickinson. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Ronald McDonald House, 1027 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13210.




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