Cornelius W. (Cornie) Vanderwerf

July 31, 1925 ~ January 2, 2024 (age 98) 98 Years Old

Cornelius Vanderwerf Obituary

Palmyra – Cornie passed away on January 2, 2024 at age 98.  He was predeceased by his wife, Bonnie Vanderwerf; long time companion, Virginia Wilson; stepdaughter, Sally Borland.

Cornie is survived by his many nieces and nephews and will be missed by his grandchildren, Donald (Kathy) Borland, great-grandchildren, Patrick (Paige) Borland, Katelynn (Alec) Bergstresser and Ryan Borland and son-in-law David Borland.

Family and friends may gather for visitation from 4-7 PM on Friday (January 12) at Murphy Funeral & Cremation Chapels, 123 E. Jackson St., Palmyra, NY 14522.  A memorial service for Cornie will be held on Saturday (January 13), 11 AM at Palmyra Reformed Church, 232 Canandaigua St., Palmyra, NY 14522.  Corny will be laid to rest in Palmyra Village Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Cornie may be directed to the Palmyra Reformed Church, PO Box 323, Palmyra, NY 14522.

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January 12, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Murphy Funeral & Cremation Palmyra Chapel
123 East Jackson St.
Palmyra, NY 14522

Memorial Service
January 13, 2024

11:00 AM
Palmyra Reformed Church
232 Canandaigua St.
Palmyra, NY 14522


Palmyra Reformed Church Memorial Fund
PO Box 323, Palmyra NY 14522


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