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Nancy Schofield Athawes

d. January 23, 2023

Nancy Schofield Athawes

87, formerly of Penn Yan, NY passed away on January 23, 2023.

A graveside memorial service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery in Penn Yan (Court St. entrance) on Monday May 1, 2023 at 10:00am to celebrate Nancy and Bill’s lives. 

She was predeceased by her husband William "Bill" Athawes, daughter Nora Corwin, brother-in-law Rodman Williams and sister- and brother-in-law Carol and Bill Nolph.

She is survived by her son William Mark Athawes (Kathryn Schepp), son-in-law Richard Corwin (Maria Corwin), grandchildren Brittany Corwin and Eric Corwin (Danielle Corwin), great-grandson James Corwin, and sister Sally Williams.

Nancy and Sally grew up in Penn Yan, where they attended school and met their husbands. Nancy worked for Penn Yan Boats as a bookkeeper. After marrying, Nancy moved to Rochester while Bill was finishing his studies at Rochester Institute of Technology. After graduation, they moved to Endicott and Bill worked for IBM. Bill and Nancy enjoyed vacations driving and touring numerous states, including their last trip out to Washington State in their Nissan 350z convertible with their Cairn Terrier Teddy riding at Nancy's feet. Nancy enjoyed gardening for as long as she was able, and in her later years enjoyed watching the changing seasons from their hilltop home.

Nancy's family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Vestal Park Rehab for their attention, humor, and care during her stay there.  A memory or condolence may be left for the family to read in the obituary link at  Arrangements with Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.

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Monday, May 1, 2023

10:00 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

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