Edna Mae Tears passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at the age of 79 after a very recent cancer diagnosis.

Edna Mae Tears passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at the age of 79 after a very recent cancer diagnosis.

Edna was a lifelong resident of Pulteney.  She was born June 19, 1940 to Beatrice Irene (Crittsinger) and Roy J. Snyder.  She married William
“Bill” Tears on September 29, 1956.

Edna was an extraordinary, kind, hard-working and strong-willed woman who always told it like it was.  She was certainly tough as nails with a heart of gold and she remained that way until the
bitter end.  

She was one of the original charter members of the Pulteney Smokey Bells Women’s Auxiliary. She had been employed at the M & R Restaurant in Bath. Later she was employed for the Hospitality and Visitors Center at Great Western Winery for many years.  She knew her way around the kitchen and was a fantastic cook.  There was never a job too large or too small that she would not tackle.  She was an amazing supervisor and friend to many. 

Edna’s family was the highlight of her life. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister and there was never a day that we didn’t know how much she loved and cared for us. She went above and beyond to spoil her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She looked forward to her daily phone calls from her daughters and grandchildren and she loved seeing photo and videos of her family. There will be void in our lives without her and we will miss her dearly.

Left to cherish her memories are her sister, Dorothy Fish of Angola, New York, her children; Kim Tears, and Debora (Mike) Yastremski both of Pulteney, and Angela Stiner of Texas as well as her grandchildren; Austin, Brent (Elisabeth), Kayla (Jordon), Brittany, and Chayanne (Blake) and great grandchildren; Mason, Jace, Ryker, Wyatt, Theo, Caleigh, and Elizabeth.  

She was pre-deceased by her parents, husband, sister Florence Vierling, brothers Douglas Nicholson and Stanley Snyder, Karen Clancy, Al “Butch” Bennet, Jeremy Stiner and Joey Rose. 

There will be a private service for her burial.  Due to the Covid-19 Virus and the restrictions being placed, we will plan on a celebration of life at a later date for family and friends.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pulteney Ambulance Corps, Pulteney Fire Department, Pulteney Auxiliary or the Pulteney Library in her memory.  

Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport.