Gwendolyn Chandler

September 21, 1933January 15, 2012

Gwendolyn “Gwen” Chandler, 78, of Oneonta, passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at the Wilson Hospital in Johnson City.

Gwen was born on September 21, 1933 in Brooklyn, the daughter of the late Ralph and Beatrice (Nicholson) Anderson.

Gwen worked as a nurse at the Oneonta Nursing Home, prior to that, she worked for Singer Sewing where she taught sewing. She loved her Siamese cats and enjoyed sewing.

Gwen is survived by her daughters, Cindy Chandler of Oneonta and her companion, Matthew Rittlinger and his daughter, Bryanna and Tammy Bear of South New Berlin

She is also survived by her special friend, Montie Hill of Oneonta and her sister-in-law, Irene Andersen of Florida and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her brother, Robert Andersen and his wife, Martha, Herbert Andersen and his wife Jean and William Andersen.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta. Interment will be in the spring in the Glenwood Cemetery, Oneonta.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Friday, January 20, 2012 at the funeral home at which time the family will be in attendance

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pindars Corners Fire Department, PO Box 9, West Davenport, NY 13860.

Arrangements under the direction of Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta, NY.


  • Visitation Friday, January 20, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 21, 2012

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Elsie Terpenning

February 10, 2012

Gwen and I were friends for over 50 years and had many good times together. I will miss my dear friend. My heartfelt sorrow goes out to you and your family Cindy. Love, Elsie.

Joan Brienza

January 25, 2012

Gwen, I will miss you greatly. All our tallks. Your thoughts and suggestions to some problems, when we shared them, as I tried to help with some of yours. In the long run they all worked out. Anybody would be the luckiest to have you as such a dear friend as I have all these years. God Bless You my Wonderful Friend, til we meet again :)

Lenna - Cathy - Sandy & Herb

January 25, 2012

Cindy and Tammy, We are so very sorry for your loss.

January 22, 2012

My Mom,
Today I said goodbye to you. I will not be able to call you with my adventures and surprise you with those late night calls telling you of the crazy things that your "kid" is doing. I will miss those surprise Fire calls when we were out and you went. I am especially going to miss you not being there when I need someone to talk to and let me know that everything will be alright. Now you are free from the pain and suffering. You can now do all the things that want to do. You have been the best part of my life and now there is an empty space that will not be filled until I see you again.
I Love You and Miss You.
Your Daughter Cindy

Kent and Anna Kinsey

January 20, 2012

Cindy and Tammy
Thinking of you in your time of sorrow. Sincere sympathy sent your way for your loss. May she rest in peace.
Kent and Anna Kinsey

January 20, 2012

Tammy- I was so sorry to hear about your Mom- My thoughts and prayers are with you- Ln

Barbara Kara

January 20, 2012

The loss is great, but hopefully you have many great memories.
All our Love
Silver Lake

ronald and julie short

January 20, 2012

our condolence to the Chandler famliy we are sorry for your lose

Pat Ostrander

January 20, 2012

Cindy and Tammy,
My sincere condolences at the loss of your mom, I remember her kindness when working with her at ONH and her wonderful sense of humor and lauph and most of all her kindness and the two wonderful simease kittens I got from her Brandy and Cocoa. She left a legacy of love and kindness.

Mark & Deb Lamb

January 20, 2012

Dear Tammy & Cindy,

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I know what you are going through as I just lost my mother back in October. Your in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless You !!!