Herbert “Herb” “Herbie” Leon Tennies

April 18, 2023
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Dundee- Herbert “Herb” “Herbie” Leon Tennies, age 89, died in the hope of resurrection to eternal life on April 18, 2023.

Friends may call on Friday, April 28 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Bellona Memorial Presbyterian Church in Bellona (after which the casket will be sealed) and again on Saturday, April 29 from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Seneca No. 9 Presbyterian Church in Stanley where a Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will be held immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Seneca No. 9 Presbyterian Church, 4400 Number 9 Rd., Stanley, NY 14561, or to Bellona Memorial Presbyterian Church, 93 Pre-Emption Rd., Bellona, NY 14415, or to Keuka Comfort Care Home, P.O. Box 107, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

Herb was a Presbyterian Minister who served in churches in Western Pennsylvania: Beechwoods and Sugar Hill; in Western New York: Crittenden and Tonawanda Indian; in the Finger Lakes: Bellona Memorial and Seneca Number 9 for 23 years; and in Northern New York: Heuvelton. He and Mary came to Dundee for retirement.

His parents were Raymond and Frances Fiske Tennies. He grew up in a household of five boys. Now their earthly sojourns are over: Paul, George, Arthur, Herbert and Francis. He and his wife, Mary Letitia Swain, were high school classmates, who were married Sept. 1, 1956. He then entered Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Herb and Mary were married for 63 years prior to her death on Feb. 12, 2020. Together they raised four children.

Herb is survived by his children, Mark (Sherry) Tennies, Heather (Steven) Montfort, Barbara (Christopher) Aumick, and Amber Tennies (Brian DeFilippo), his grandchildren Brittney, Morgan, and Shawn Tennies, Caroline Montfort (fiancé Michael Maraghi), Deziree and Dustin White, Cori Aumick, Michael and Dominic Bruno, Angela (Jeff) Kearns, and Cash Harris, his great-grandchildren Remi and Meziah Bates, Isabella and Giovanni Bruno, and Matthew Kearns, as well as bothers-in-law, David and James Swain. 

Herb was predeceased by his wife, Mary, his parents, grandson, Matthew Bruno, great-grandson, Lotus L. Sikes and sisters-in-law, Helen, Catherine and Barb.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Tennies Family.


Calling Hours

Bellona Memorial Presbyterian Church

Friday, April 28, 2023
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
96 Pre Emption Road
Bellona, NY
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Calling Hours

Seneca No. 9 Presbyterian Church

Saturday, April 29, 2023
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
4400 Number 9 Road
Stanley, NY
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Funeral Service

Seneca No. 9 Presbyterian Church

Saturday, April 29, 2023
11:00 AM
4400 Number 9 Road
Stanley, NY
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Mark,Melissa Mogavero from Geneva New York on Apr. 20, 2023

You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Meredith Rupert Bray from Oak Ridge, TN on Apr. 20, 2023

Rev Tennies was a great source of comfort and guidance to my father in the late 80s/early 90s. Condolences to the family.

Evelyn Hundley from Gulf Shores, AL on Apr. 21, 2023

He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Bethany Felt from Heuvelton, New York on Apr. 21, 2023

To the family of Herb, I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I will always remember him. He was such a caring person and so nice to talk to. I so much appreciated both your Dad and Mom coming to visit when they were up this way. They both were super people. May you find joy and happiness in memories. I'm sure there are lots. God Bless .

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