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November 14, 2013

Denise C. VanLoan

The Daily Star

---- — Denise C. VanLoan

SIDNEY CENTER — Denise C. VanLoan, 64, passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, surrounded by her family and friends at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester after a courageous battle against cancer.

She was born July 25, 1949, to the late John and Jean (Swierczek) Tierney in Manhattan.

Denise married the love of her life Ronald VanLoan on Sept. 23, 1967, in the Baptist Church in Hancock.

Denise worked many jobs, but her gift was taking care of others. To her, family was most important, and she had an open door to anyone in need. Many of her family and friends benefited from her generosity and compassion which will never be forgotten. She loved to travel and had passion for life.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Ronald VanLoan, Sidney Center; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Lyle Daniels, Bainbridge; daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Jaime Cole, Sidney; son, Tim VanLoan, Sidney Center; grandchildren, Derrick and Justin Daniels, Bainbridge, Ryan and Cassandra Cole, Sidney; a sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Robert Baumann, Unadilla; three brothers, Robert Tierney, Binghamton, Larry Tierney, Sidney Center and John Tierney, Sarasota, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Adam Sellen and the Rev. Kelvin McKnight co-officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Sidney.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Thomas Golisano Hope Lodge, 1120 Goodman St., South Rochester, NY; the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation or the American Cancer Society to benefit Liver and Gallbladder Cancer research.

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Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.