|ANTHONY "TONY" SAEVA
Mr. Anthony "Tony" Saeva of Scottsville died on Sunday, August 6, 2000.
He is survived by his wife, Theresa; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and
Ronald LaDue; granddaughter and husband, Christina and Todd Esposito; great
granddaughter, Maria Esposito; brother, Joseph (Emma) Saeva; four sisters,
Vinzie Pulvino, Josephine Cianciotta, Mary (Dominic) Nicosia and Theresa
(Ange) Giuffre; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Cameron Funeral Home in Scottsville on Tuesday,
August 8. On Wednesday, August 9, a Funeral Mass was held at St. Mary of
the Assumption Church in Scottsville. Memorials may be made to the Make-A-Wish
Foundation, c/o P.O. Box 22, Scottsville, NY 14546.
Gladys Wiers died peacefully on Monday, July 31, 2000 at Highland Hospital.
She was the mother of Larina (Stewart) Blair of Bloomfield, Beatrice (Greg)
Burkett of Macedon, Nancy (John) Pappas of Farmington; grandmother of 11
grandchildren; great grandmother of six; and relative of several nieces,
nephews and cousins.
Calling hours were held on Thursday, August 3, 2000 at the Kevin W.
Dougherty Funeral Home in Livonia. Services were held there on Friday,
August 4, 2000. Burial, Lake View Cemetery, Honeoye. Memorials may be sent
to the Honeoye Falls Ambulance Fund or the American Heart Association.
JACK H. PERRIGO
Mr. Jack H. Perrigo of Honeoye Falls died suddenly on Friday, July
He is survived by his two daughters, Sally Ann (George) Emens and Jane
(Floyd) Chatterton; four grandchildren, Matthew and Margaret Emens and
Jack and Julie Chatterton; an aunt, Olive Roda; and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wives, Dorothy Clark Perrigo and Elizabeth King
A Graveside Service will be held at the family’s convenience. Interment
at Pittsford Cemetery.
Friends wishing may contribute to the American Cancer Society in memory
of Mr. Perrigo. Arrangements made through the Merton H. Kays Funeral Home,
Inc. in Honeoye Falls.
JOSEPH SHERO, JR.
Mr. Joseph Shero Jr. of Wheatland died on Friday, July 28, 2000. He
is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Margaret; two sons, Joseph
(Marie) Shero III of Geneseo and Edward Shero of Wheatland; brothers Fred
(Irene) Shero, Richard (Nancy) Shero; brothers and sisters-in-law Joseph
(Dorothy), Louis, Sam (Nancy), Henry (Ann) Ranallette, Liz (Ken) Fermolye,
Rose Davis; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Shero was a WWII veteran, and a recent recipient of the NYS Conspicuous
Friends called at the JH Cameron Funeral Home in Scottsville on Sunday,
and Monday, July 30 and 31. A Rite of Christian Burial was celebrated at
St. Mary’s Church in Scottsville on Tuesday, August 1, 2000.
Memorials and contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House
Charities of Rochester, 333 Westmoreland Drive, Rochester, NY 14620.
LEONA L. O’BRIEN
Mrs. Leona L. O’Brien of Lima died on Sunday, July 30, 2000. She was
predeceased by her husband, Edward, in 1994. She is survived by her son
and daughter-in-law, Patrick William and Mary Sue O’Brien of Bellefontaine,
Ohio; two grandchildren, Tricia O’Brien of Fairfax, Virginia and Edward
"Ted" O’Brien of Zanesfield, Ohio; special nieces and nephews; and good
friends Dottie and Ed Woodman of Lima.
Friends called at the O’Connell-Drowne Funeral Home in Lima, where
a Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, August 2, 2000. Interment at St.
Rose Cemetery in Lima.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 1595 Elmwood
Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620.
JAMES R. MORAN
Mr. James R. Moran of Webster Springs, West Virginia, died at his home
after a sudden illness on Sunday, July 23, 2000. He was 74.
Mr. Moran was born on August 26, 1925 in Mendon to the late Willet
and Elsie Albert Moran. He was a veteran of WWII, and was a well-known
He worked for Taylor Instrumental , Case Hoyt and L.M. Perry and Company
as a graphic artist. Up until his death, he was self-employed at commercial
and fine art.
He was predeceased by his sister, Kathleen Moran.
Mr. Moran is survived by his wife, Shirley Reed Moran; sons Daniel
James Moran of Webster Springs and Michael Reed Moran of Union; daughter-in-law,
Rachael Raabe Moran of Union; brother Willet Moran of Idaho; sister, Alberta
Palmer of Lima, NY; grandchildren, Jacob, Reed and Caroline, all of Union;
and niece, Sharlene (Gordon) Ackley of Lima.
Visitation was held Wednesday, July 26, 2000 and funeral services were
held on Thursday, July 27, in St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Webster Springs,
with the Rev. Xavier Cooney officiating. Interment at the Fairview Cemetery
in Webster Springs.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Webster County Historical Museum.
Mr. Moran was known in Webster Springs for his many volunteer efforts.
He was instrumental in the development and ongoing efforts with the Webster
County Historical Society. He was active in many organizations including
the Garden Club, Main Street, and the Woodchopping Festival Committee.
He volunteered many hours of work doing art for many groups.
DONNA I. STEVENS
Mrs. Donna I. Stevens , 56, of Avon, died suddenly on Tuesday, July
25, 2000 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was predeceased
by her mother, Betty June "B.J." (Sawyer) Scott on July 17, 2000 and her
step-father, Joseph L. Scott, in 1991.
Donna was born in Buffalo, NY and was employed as an Administrative
Assistant to the Dean of Engineering at the University of Rochester for
the last 17 years.
Mrs. Stevens is survived by her husband, William E. Stevens; her children,
Kimberly Hinchey of Rush, William (Kathleen) Stevens of Byron and Robin
(Charles) Smith of Avon; four grandchildren, Eric Stevens, Christopher
Smith, Colleen Stevens and Abigail Smith; step-brothers, Joseph (Diane)
Scott of Blasdell and Thomas (Linda) Scott of Buffalo; step-sister, Felicia
(Jack) Murphy of Dennis, MA; aunts, Florence Evans of CA and Bess (Claude)
Burghen of NJ; uncles, Glenn Sawyer of Idaho, Gareld Sawyer and Clyde (Bernice)
Sawyer, both of CA; and many cousins.
Family and friends called on Thursday, July 27, 2000 at the Stephenson-Dougherty
Funeral Home, Inc. in Avon, where her funeral service was held on Friday,
July 28. The Rev. Michael Maloney officiated. Burial was on Saturday at
Stannards Cemetery, Stannards, NY, with the Rev. Dr. Thomas Taylor officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Lima Baptist Church, 1574 Rochester Street,
Lima, NY 14484; Avon Rotary-Lions Ambulance Service, 60 Temple Street,
Avon, NY or the Lima Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 335, Lima, NY 14485.
MILDRED S. YEARS
Mildred S. Years of Victor and Inlet died on Sunday, December 3, 2000.
A loving mother and grandmother, Mrs. Years was 89 at the time of her death.
She is survived by her son, David, of Inlet; daughters, Marjorie (Arthur)
Williams of Farmington, Sharlene (Wilson) Davidson of Avon, Noreta (Albert)
Bailey of Farmington, and Loleta (Mikel) Wait of Victor; brother, Leo (Martha)
Peglow of Eagle Bay, NY; 17 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and
one great great grandchild; special niece Lucille Phippen; and other nieces
Mrs. Years was a member of the Ladies Aid Society of St. Mark’s Lutheran
Church in Mendon.
Friends attended Mrs. Years’s Funeral Service on Tuesday, December
5 at the Harloff-Cotton Funeral Home in Victor. Interment at Boughton Hill
Contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in Mrs. Years’s
ELIZABETH G. ROYSTON
Mrs. Elizabeth Royston of Honeoye Falls, formerly of Waterloo, died
on Saturday, December 2, 2000. She is survived by her husband of 64 years,
Walter Royston; a daughter, Karen (Donald) Schlenker; two sons, William
(Susan) Royston and Douglas (Dorothy) Royston; four grandchildren, Scott
(Jennifer) Schlenker, Katherine Schlenker, Donna (Michael) Metruck and
Robert Royston; and two great grandchildren, Adam and Rachael Metruck.
Mrs. Royston was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star,
Royal Garoga Chapter #425, and a charter member of the White Shrine of
Services and interment will be private and at the convenience of the
family. Arrangements were handled through the Merton H. Kays Funeral Home
in Honeoye Falls.
Luisa Arbore died on Sunday, September 17, 2000. She is predeceased
by her husband, Cataldo and son, Salvatore. She is survived by her daughters
and sons-in-law, Mary (Bruce) Migliore, Nickie (Nick) Bianchi; sons and
daughters-in-law, Michael (Dora) Arbore, Vito (Joyce) Arbore, Maria Arbore;
16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Wednesday, September 20 only from 2 to 4 p.m. and
7 to 9 p.m. at the DiPonzio Funeral Home, Inc., 219 Spencerport Road in
Gates. On Thursday morning, September 21 friends are invited to attend
her Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Theodore’s Church. Entombment at Holy
Donations may be made to Benincasa, 3880 Rush Mendon Road, Mendon,
NY 14506 in her memory.
GEORGE E. PETERSON
George E. Peterson, of Mendon, formerly of Chicago, died recently.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta; son, John (Kathleen) McGinnis; granddaughter,
Megan McGinnis; grandson, Ryan McGinnis.
Services were held on Friday, September 15, 2000 at the Merton Kays
Funeral Home in Honeoye Falls. Friends wishing may contribute to the Mendon
Fire Department or the Honeoye Falls-Mendon ambulance Fund in memory of
Nick Glamack of Mendon died on Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at age
He was a prominent Real Estate Broker in the Rochester area since 1953.
Mr. Glamack is survived by his wife, Norma; five children, Marta, Sandy,
Vida, Debra and Nick; 13 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
Mr. Glamack's primary goal for the last 40 years has been to witness
for Jesus Christ.
Friends called on Sunday, September 17 at the Zornow-Hedges Funeral
Home in Pittsford, where his Funeral Service was held on Monday, September
18. Private interment at Pittsford Cemetery.
KENNETH W. HALE
Kenneth W. Hale of Scottsville died on Wednesday, September 13, 2000
at age 83.
Mr. Hale was predeceased by his wife, Theda. He is survived by four
sons, Ronald (Marion) Hale, Kenneth R. Hale, William (Donna) Hale and Donald
Hale; two daughters, Nancy Massaro and Sandy (Jack) Crane; 12 grandchildren;
four great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service wa held on Sunday, September 17, 2000 at Union Presbyterian
Church in Scottsville.
EILEEN DAVIN DOUGHERTY
Eileen Davin Dougherty, age 63, of Avon, died peacefully with her loving
family at her side after a long illness. Survived by her husband of 39
years, James Sr.; her children, Mary (Philip, Jr.) D’Angelo of Warsaw,
Joseph Dougherty of Treasure Island, Florida, Jude (Kathy) Dougherty of
Avon, David Dougherty of Mt. Morris and James Jr. of Avon. She is also
survived by her four grandchildren, Jesse James Dougherty, Philip Donald
III, Catherine Susan, and Jonathan James D’Angelo. Eileen is also survived
by her sister, Jean Davin of Rochester and brothers, Thomas (Kathleen)
Davin of North Carolina and Richard (Karon) Davin of Avon. She was predeceased
by her parents, Clement and Kathrine (Wall) Davin; her brother, Jerry Davin
and her sisters-in-law, Mary Lou (Cole) Davin and Susan D’Angelo Dougherty.
Calling hours were held on Friday, August 18, 2000 at the Kevin W.
Dougherty Funeral Home in Livonia. Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, August
19, 2000 at St. Agnes Church in Avon. Burial at St. Agnes Cemetery.
Masses may be offered for the repose of her soul or memorials may be
made to the Susan D’Angelo Dougherty Scholarship Fund, PO Box 59, Livonia,
NY 14487 or the American Lung Association, 1595 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester,
Jack Perrigo, a resident of Honeoye Falls since 1950, died tragically
in a car accident on Friday, July 28, 2000. Jack is survived by his two
daughters and sons-in-law, Sally and George Emens, Jane and Floyd Chatterton,
and grandchildren Jack and Julie Chatterton, Matthew and Margaret Emens.
Jack graduated from Pittsford High School and completed a degree in
Milling Engineering from Penn State University in 1936. Jack worked for
his father and grandfather at the Victor Flour Mills in Victor and Pittsford
during the war. After marrying Dorothy Clark, he and Les Whiting bought
Pride Hardware in Honeoye Falls. Jack and Les were the owners of Pride
Hardware from 1945-1967. After the death of Dorothy in 1969, he met and
married Elizabeth King and spent 22 years with her before her death.
Jack has been the Town of Mendon Assessor, Building Inspector, a member
on the Town of Mendon Planning Board and Zoning Board, and the Monroe County
Planning Council. He was member of the Masons Northfield Lodge #426, the
Shriners, the Pittsford Fire Department Exempts, the Penn State University
Alumni Association, and the Omicron Association of Phi Kappa Tau.
Jack felt that having a good education was important and involvement
in the community was essential to a person’s development. As a grandfather,
he was always reminding his grandchildren to "study hard" and "invest wisely."
Having been in business himself, he knew the importance of supporting local
businesses, and encouraged his family to do what they could to make their
community a better place.
In more recent years, he had made many donations to help preserve the
environment and the history of the Honeoye Falls and Mendon area.
Jack’s sense of humor and stories of his early years will definitely
be missed by his family and friends.
CORRECTION TO DEATH NOTICE
"I, Sharon Rumsey Hafenstiner admit that I neglected to include the
following blood relatives in the death notice of Virgene D. Harris. Namely,
Margaret Rose, Harland D. Moffitt, Robert K. Moffitt, all of whom are first
JOHN AUGUST BUCKMANN
John August Buckmann, formerly of Lima, passed away "as he had lived-very
peacefully" on Tuesday, May 23, 2000 in Tampa, Florida.
He was born in Lima on August 19, 1916. He operated a Christmas Tree
farm on Jenks Road with his son, Ritchie, for 20 years. He worked for the
New York State Department of Transportation from 1959 to 1979. Mr. Buckmann
moved to Florida in 1995. He was a 50 year member of the New Apostalic
Mr. Buckmann is survived by his wife of 64 years, Isabelle, of Florida;
a son, Roger and his wife of Lenexa, Kansas; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren
and nieces and nephews.
"This quiet peaceful soul will live on in the hearts of his family,
friends and all who knew him" read the program at the memorial service
on May 30, 2000.
JOHN ALAN (JACK) HELLABY, P.E.
Mr. John "Jack" Alan Hellaby entered into rest on Friday, August 18,
2000 at the age of 85. He was predeceased by his first wife, Grace Hellaby,
and his second wife, Lorraine Hellaby. He is survived by his sons, Alan
(Candy) Hellaby, Jr., James Hellaby, Jack Hellaby (David Frishkorn), Tom
(Penny) Hellaby, Joe (Paula) Hellaby, Tim (Essie) Hellaby and David (Michelle)
Hellaby; daughters, Gayle Accongio, Jane (Ron) Andrews, Anne (Miles) Zenter,
Starr Horst (Jack), Angel Lucenti, Dawn (John) Mancuso and Tracy Hellaby;
nephew, Tom (Kathie) Holahan; 27 grandchildren, Elizabeth Scroggin, Jennifer
Andrews, Katy Giles, Ronald Castle, Nicholas Horst, John Hellaby III, Michael
and Onna Hellaby, Jessica and Johanna Mancuso, James Jr. and Matthew Hellaby,
Joseph and Mark Hellaby, Stephanie and Christy Hellaby, Amber Hellaby,
Timothy Hellaby II, John and Noah Hellaby, Leeann Youngblood, Treresa Davis,
Christopher and Lawrence Accongio, Susan Caldwell, Judy Posner and Lynn
Keegan; and 16 great grandchildren.
Friends called at the Leo M. Bean Funeral Home in Chili on Saturday
and Sunday, August 19 and 20. A Funeral Service was held on Monday, August
21, at Grace Episcopal Church in Scottsville. Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Episcopal Church
Building Fund, 9 Browns Avenue, Scottsville, NY 14546 or the Otetiana Council
Boy Scouts of America Campership Fund, or the Girl Scouts Tribute Fund.
ROBERT L. WASHBURN
Mr. Robert L. Washburn of Rush died on Monday, August 28, 2000. He
is survived by one son, Robert J. (Penny) Washburn; sisters Betty, Lois,
Bertha, Marion and Evelyn; brother, Charles; and nieces, nephews, aunts
Friends called Wednesday, August 30, at the Merton Kays Funeral Home
in Honeoye Falls. Funeral services were held at Merton Kays Funeral Home
in Honeoye Falls on Thursday, August 31. Interment was at Pine Hill Cemetery
MILDRED (CHECHO) HITCHCOCK
Mrs. Mildred Hitchcock of Fairport died on Friday, September 1, 2000
at the age of 73 years. She is survived by three daughters, Holly (Russ)
Graff of California, Heather (Paul Achtziger) Doud of Ontario, NY and Heidi
(Len) O’Sullivan of NJ; three brothers and three sisters, Margaret Bartash
of Pittsford, Frank Checho of Florida, Mary Masick of Florida, Joseph Checho
of Conesus, John (Bevra) Checho of Lima and Helen Wojick of East Rochester;
four grandchildren, Brendon Doud, Matt Doud, Genevieve Graff and Justin
P. O’Sullivan; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends called on Monday, September 4, at the Harloff Funeral Home
in East Rochester. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Jerome’s Church
in East Rochester on Tuesday, September 5. Interment in White Haven Memorial
Contributions in Mrs. Hitchcock’s memory may be made to the Alliance
for the Mentally Ill, 111 North Chestnut Street, Rochester, NY 14604.
JULIA "JUDY" E. KOEHLER
Julia Koehler, of Honeoye Falls, died on Tuesday, August 29, 2000.
She is predeceased by her son, James. She is survived by her husband, Larry;
daughter Mary Kaye Witkop; two sons and daughter-in-law, Mark and Donna,
and Kevin Koehler; seven grandchildren; sister, Mary Lou Callahan; and
several nieces, nephews, and many special friends.
A Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, September 2 at the St. Paul of
the Cross Church in Honeoye Falls. Friends wishing may contribute to the
Palliative Care Unit at Genesee Hospital, 224 Alexander Street, Rochester,
NY 14607 in her memory.
HELEN MARY BUCKMANN
Helen Mary Buckmann, of Honeoye Falls, died on Sunday, September 3,
2000. She is survived by her husband, August "Gus"; son, August "Gus,"
Jr.; sister, Shirley (Marvin) Silco; and nieces and nephews.
A service of celebration was held on Saturday, September 9, 2000 at
the Merton Kays Funeral Home in Honeoye Falls. Interment privates. Friends
wishing may express their sympathy to the Honeoye Falls-Mendon Ambulance
Fund in memory of Mrs. Buckmann.
MILOCENT W. GRAY
Milocent W. Gray, of Lima and formerly of Honeoye Falls, died recently.
She is survived by a daughter, Suzanne (Pete) Lafler; a son, Boyd (Alice)
Gray; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson;
special friend, Madge Roberts; and nieces and nephews.
A service of appreciation was held on Saturday, September 9, 2000 at
the Merton Kays Funeral Home in Honeoye Falls. Interment was private. Friends
wishing may express their sympathy to the Livingston County Hospice, Livingston
County Health Dept 2 Campus, Mt. Morris, NY 14510-1619 in Mrs. Gray’s memory.
[Published September 2000]
RORY J. O’NEILL
Rory J. O’Neill died September 8, 2000 at the age of 13 at peace after
a long illness. He was born in Austin, Texas.
He is survived by his parents, Bruce and Ann O’Neill; sister, Abby
O’Neill; maternal grandmother, Eleanor Caskey; paternal grandparents, Walter
and Sandy (O’Neill) Rusby; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Rory
attend Leary Elementary and Roth Middle Schools in the Rush-Henrietta School
District. He was a scout with Pack 217 and Troup 334. Rory was a loyal
Packer fan and legomaniac.
Friends called on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at the Merton Kays Funeral
Home in Honeoye Falls. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, September
13, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church in Rush, NY. Interment will
be at Pine Hill Cemetery in Rush. Contributions may be made in Rory’s memory
to Camp Good Days and Special Times or CURE Childhood Cancer Association
CAROL ANN K. SHANNON
Carol Ann Shannon, of Honeoye Falls, died on September 10, 2000. She
is survived by her sister, Ann Marie (Dennis) Glavan; two nieces, Kristen
(David) Metzger and Alissa Glavan; dear friend, Lynn Yeaw; and many special
friends. Carol was a teacher at the Leary School in the Rush-Henrietta
A service celebrating Carol’s life will be held at the First Presbyterian
Church Honeoye Falls on Saturday, September 16 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers,
those wishing may send contributions to the First Presbyterian Church Music
Fund or the Honeoye Falls Mendon Volunteer Ambulance Fund in memory of
Carol. Arrangements by Merton Kays Funeral Home.
WILLIAM J. IEKEL
William Joseph (Bill) Iekel, formerly of Cattaraugus County and then
Honeoye Falls, died of natural causes on September 30, 2000 at St. Ann’s
Home in Rochester. He was born in Independence, Iowa on Aug. 3, 1908, the
son of John F. and Mary Iekel.
Bill began his work as a mechanical engineer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
in the early 1930s and was married to Helen Frances Corrigan on Feb. 14,
1935. For much of the Second World War he worked in Detroit in the war
effort and then, in 1947, the family moved to Cattaraugus County near Springville.
Bill worked in Buffalo and then at Winsmith in Springville for two years,
moving in 1963 to Honeoye Falls. He went to work at the Farrell Corporation
in Rochester, retiring from there in 1973.
He was active in the practice of his religion as a Roman Catholic,
both as a member of the Holy Name Society and then as a 4th degree Knight
in the Knights of Columbus in Hamburg, New York.
Professionally, he was past president of the American Society of Tool
and Manufacturing Engineers in the Milwaukee and Buffalo Chapters and had
been in partnership in an engineering firm, Niagara Industrial Designers,
Inc. in Buffalo for a number of years. Active in his community, Bill had
been on the Zoning Board in Ashford Township in Cattaraugus County and
was past chairman of the Board of Zoning Appeals in Honeoye Falls. His
principal interests were his family, his work as an engineer and carpentry.
In later years, he took great interest in his flowers and plants and in
In 1997, Bill sold his house in Honeoye Falls and moved into the Heritage
Retirement Home in Rochester. He was preceded in death by his parents and
siblings Elizabeth Anna, Clara Marie, John Francis and Agnes Margaret was
well as a nine year old son, Robert Francis, on Oct. 26, 1948, and his
wife, Helen, on Feb. 19, 1988. He is survived by his sons Christopher (carol)
of Bryans Road, Maryland, Jerry (Penny) of Sheridan, Wyoming, and Frederick
(Jacqueline) of Rochester; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren;
and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, Oct. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. and
7 to 9 p.m. at the Merton Kay Funeral Home, 59 Monroe Street, Honeoye Falls.
Funeral services will be held at St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church
on Friday, Oct. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Burial in the Catholic cemetery. In lieu
of flowers, masses may be said or contributions made to your local chapter
of the Alzheimer’s Association.
William Joseph Iekel’s life was filled with joy and laughter and a
measure of fear, sorrow and tears. Now as he rests in peace secure, one
thing at least is sure that is that he is happy now in paradise. This is
the greatest comfort in making up for his loss.
IRENE P. SAXBY
Irene Saxby, of Victor and Honeoye, died on Monday, September 25, 2000.
She was predeceased by her husband, G. Earl Saxby. Irene is survived by
her son, Marvin (Joanne) Hogan; grandchildren, Randy (Elaine) Hogan, Teri
(Bill) Maxwell; great-grandchildren, Courtney and Lesley Hogan, Katie and
Kevin Cutaia, Jana and Scott Maxwell; nieces and nephews; cousins and special
friends Mechele and Spence Shumway. Irene was a 46-year member and past
Matron of Gah-a-yan-duk #566 order of the Eastern Star.
An Eastern Star Service was held at the Harloff-Cotton Funeral Home
in Victor on Thursday, September 28. Interment at the convenience of the
family. Those wishing may direct contributions to Serenity House, 1278
Brace Road, Victor, NY 14564 in her memory.
DAVID M. RECKTENWALD
David M. "Monk" Recktenwald of Ionia died on Saturday, September 30,
2000. He was 39. His is survived by his parents, George and Leona Recktenwald
of Ionia; three brothers, Eric (Gayla) of Marble Falls, Texas, Marc (Laurie)
of Arvada, Colorado and John of Ionia; a niece, Krista LeAnn and nephew,
Dalton Paul; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends called on Wednesday, October 4, at the O'Connell-Drowne Funeral
Home in Lima. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday,
October 5, at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Mendon. Interment at Millers
Corners Cemetery in Ionia.
Memorials may be made to Benincasa, 3880 Rush-Mendon Road, Mendon,
NY 14506 or to the West Bloomfield Ambulance Service, West Bloomfield,
GERTRUDE M. MEYERS
Gertrude M. Meyers of Lima died peacefully on Saturday, September 30,
2000. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Earl B. Meyers; two daughters,
Carol (Elmer) Miller and Linda (Larry) Mitchell; five granddaughters, Lori
(John) Wing; Lisa (Kent) Porter, Lynn Young, Kim Miller and Carey (Jon)
Christjansen; four great grandchildren; and nephews William and Russell
Family and friends called at Mr. and Mrs. Meyers' home on Wednesday,
October 4. A service and interment will be held at the convenience of the
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lima Volunteer Ambulance,
P.O. Box 335, Lima, NY 14485. The family was assisted by the O'Connell-Drowne
Funeral Home in Lima.
MARY J. HANNA
Mary J. Hanna, of Honeoye Falls, died on Wednesday, October 4, 2000.
She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond. She is survived by her four
daughters, Diane Hanna, Sally (Bruce) Campbell, Debbi (Mendo) Cickovski,
and Patricia (William) Graff; five grandchildren, Tyler and Betsy Campbell,
Trevor Cickovski, Cooper and Alexander Graff; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 7, 2000, at the Merton
H. Kays Funeral Home, Inc. in Honeoye Falls. Interment, Honeoye Falls Cemetery.
Friends wishing may to contribute to the Benincasa Home for the Terminally
Ill, 3880 Rush Mendon Road, Mendon, NY 14506 or Flower City Down Syndrome
Network, 3921 Van-Hall Street, Marion, NY 14505.
Hart Goldsmith, 61, a former chief of the Mendon Fire Department, died
on Wednesday, October 11, 2000, after a valiant battle with cancer. He
is the beloved husband of Kathleen (Culhane); father of Hart, Geoffrey,
Michael, Bridget, and Meghan; and grandfather of Noah, MacKenzie and Stacia.
Born and raised in Rochester, Mr. Goldsmith graduated from what is
now Allendale Columbia School. He attended Princeton University, but left
when his father became ill. He finished his college education at the University
Until selling it a few months ago, Mr. Goldsmith owned Continental
Financial Systems, a computer software company.
Mr. Goldsmith was a firefighter in the Brighton Fire Department before
moving to the Mendon Fire District.
Funeral Services were held on Monday, October 16 in the University
of Rochester Interfaith Chapel, Wilson Blvd. Fire Departments from across
the southeast section, including the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office’s Mounted
Patrol, of Monroe County met at the Mendon firehouse to honor him. Interment
will be in the Mendon Cemetery.
Contributions may be directed to The Children’s Hospital at Strong,
601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642 or The Seneca Park Zoo Society,
Attn: MaryAnn Hamill, 2222 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14621 in his
Kenneth Mason of Mumford, formerly of Ilion, New York, died on Tuesday,
October 10, 2000. He is predeceased by his wife, Bertha. He is survived
by his daughter, Patricia (Edward) Barkley; grandchildren, Stephen (Maryann),
Timothy Barkley, Deborah (Douglas) Home, Lauren (James) Hunter; and great-grandchildren,
Lisa and Rachael Home, Carrie and Shawn Barkley, Kayla, Nicholas, and Stephanie
A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, October 14 at the First Baptist
Church, Dakin Street, Mumford. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church
Steeple Fund, PO Box 279, Mumford 14511.
JULIAN J. MATLA, SR.
Julian J. Matla, Sr., of Scottsville, died on Wednesday, October 11,
2000. He is survived by his wife, Alice M.; two sons, Joseph (Lynne), Julian,
Jr. (Lorie) Matla; two granddaughters, Sarrah and Sophia; a sister, Irene
(Frank) Vigneri; a brother, Gerald (Carol) Bauer Matla; and nieces and
A Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, October 14 at St. Mary’s Church
in Scottsville. In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the Kidney
Foundation, 3300 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618 or St. Mary’s Church
ROSE DEMARTINIS OSTRANDER
Rose DeMartinis Ostrander, 93, a West Bloomfield native and former
Henrietta resident, died on Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at the Elm Manor
Nursing Home in Canandaigua. She is survived by several nieces and nephews,
including Robert and Maxine Lay, Patricia Read, Kim and Shirley DeMartinis;
and several great-nieces and nephews.
Services were held at the convenience of the family. Interment will
be in West Bloomfield Cemetery. Contributions in Mrs. Ostrander’s memory
may be made to the West Bloomfield Congregational Church, 9035 Routes 5&20,
West Bloomfield NY 14585.
John G. Gilbert
Mr. John Gilbert, of North Fort Myers,
FL, and Old Forge, NY and formerly of Honeoye Falls and Lima, NY died peacefully
on Friday, October 6, 2000 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica. His
wife of 43 years, Judy Hollister Gilbert, sons Christopher (Amy) of Greenville,
South Carolina and Stewart (Corie) of Old Forge, and four grandsons survive
REV. KARL E. KUEBLER
The Rev. Karl E. Kuebler, of Honeoye Falls, formerly of Mattituck,
New York, died on Monday, October 16, 2000. His wife, Alice, predeceases
him. He is survived by daughter, Ann Louise (Gerhard) Pera; son, Charles
E. (Lynn) Kuebler; six grandchildren, Mark B. (Denise) Beese, Katherine
Ann Beese, Brian (Karen) E. Kuebler, Brandon E. Kuebler, John S. Kuebler,
and Karl E. Kuebler; two great-grandchildren, Emily Elizabeth Beese and
Benjamin Mark Beese; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were held on Friday, October 20 at St. Mark Lutheran
Church, 18 Victor-Mendon Road. Interment Pine Lawn Cemetery, Huntington,
New York. In lieu of flowers friends wishing may contribute to St. Mark
Lutheran Church Building Fund in memory of Rev. Kuebler.
SHARON L. RAY
Sharon L. Ray, 61, of Winmark Way, Honeoye Falls, died on Wednesday,
October 18, 2000 at Strong Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained in
an automobile accident. She was born in Hartwick, New York on April 9,
1939. Surviving her are one son, John F. Ray Sr., of Amsterdam, New York;
three daughters, Diane L. Wolfe of Honeoye Falls, Marie A. McNeill of Gloversville,
New York, and Susan E. Ray of Amsterdam, New York; four brothers; one sister;
five grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Ray was employed
as a sales manager for Kaufmann’s Department Store and as a front-end associate
for Wegman’s Grocery Store.
The funeral was held on Tuesday, October 24, at the Riley Mortuary
in Amsterdam, New York and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated
at St. Michael The Archangel Church. Interment will be at Hartwick Cemetery,
Hartwick, New York.
A memorial service in the Rochester area will be held at a later date
and will be announced. Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung
Association, 8 Mountain View Avenue, Albany, NY 12205 or to the Avon Breast
Cancer 3 Day, c/o Dr. Michael Sheridan, Suite 101, 5010 State Highway 30,
Amsterdam, NY 12010.
GARY W. KURCHYN
Gary W. Kurchyn of Mendon died on Saturday, October 21, 2000. He is
survived by his wife, Kathleen; son, Eric and daughter, Bridget; his parents,
Frank and Martha Kurchyn; a sister, Gail (John Howard); sisters-in-law
and brothers-in-law, Karen and Maureen Leaderer, Jacqueline Hogan, Brian
and Kevin Leaderer; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends called on Sunday and Monday, October 22 and 23 at the Zornow
Hedges Funeral Home in Pittsford. A Memorial Mass was held on Tuesday,
October 24 at St. Louis Church in Pittsford. In lieu of flowers, please
consider the Blood and Cancer Research Fund, c/o Dr. Korones, U of R Cancer
Center, Box 704, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642.
JOAN L LAROSE (CULLINGWORTH)
Mrs. Joan L. LaRose died on Friday, October 20, 2000 after a long battle
with breast cancer, at the age of 55. She is survived by her husband of
26 years, Roy; her mother, Virginia Cullingworth Stauber of Scottsville;
her brother, James (Melanie) Cullingworth; daughters, Shelly Kane, Tracey
(Stephen) Callari, Wendy (Hiko) Straut; son, Chad; step-daughter, Michelle
(Joe) Spampinato; nine beautiful grandchildren; and several nieces and
Joan was a person who dedicated her time and efforts to children and
seniors. She was a board member of the Rush-Henrietta Athletic Association
for 16 years, an avid bowler and league secretary for 25 years and coordinator
for the senior bowlers at Olympic Bowl.
Friends called at the J.H. Cameron Funeral Home in Scottsville on Sunday
and Monday, October 22 and 23. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, October
24, at the Union Presbyterian Church in Scottsville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pluta Family Cancer
Center at Genesee Hospital.