Nancy Schofield Athawes, 87, passed away on January 23, 2023. 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 Institue 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. The family will have a memorial and internment service in the spring in Penn Yan. Nancy’s family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Vestal Park Rehab for their attention, humor and care during her stay there.