|PETER MADAFFERI, JR.
"Uncle Peter" Madafferi Jr. of Ionia, NY died on Thursday, October
26, 2000. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Shirley (Bennett) Madafferi;
a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Rathbun and Jim DiProspero; two sons, Michael
(Peggy) Madafferi and Peter (Lisa) Madafferi; five grandchildren, Jerry
(Shelly) Rathbun, Michaele Drager, Brenna, Colleen and Sami Madafferi;
four great grandchildren, Mary and Tabitha Drager and Brandon and Alyssa;
a brother, Frank Madafferi; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased
by his grandson, Michael, two sisters and eight brothers.
Mr. Madafferi was a WWII Navy Veteran. He was retired from Alling Corey
Friends called Saturday and Sunday at the Merton H. Kays Funeral Home
in Honeoye Falls. Funeral Services were held on Monday, October 30, 2000
at the United Methodist Church in Ionia. Interment at Millers Corner Cemetery.
DOROTHEA HAUS ROSS
Mrs. Dorothea Haus Ross died on Thursday, October 26, 2000. She was
94. Mrs. Ross is the founder of the Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation to help
Mrs. Ross was born Dorothea Haus on August 6, 1906. Dotsy, as she was
known to her family and friends, was the younger daughter of the late Simon
Victor Haus, who was born in Alsace, and Anna Noeth Haus of Rochester,
NY. Dorothea, and her sister, Georgiana, born in 1903, spent much of the
early life in England, where their father was George Eastmanís General
Manager for European factories for the Eastman Kodak Company. It was Mr.
Hausí job to establish new Eastman Kodak plants in European countries,
including England and Hungary.
In 1932, under the tutelage of flight instructor Vic Evans, Mrs. Ross
earned a private pilotís license. She was only the second local woman to
earn a private pilotís license in a powered airplane, and eventually accumulated
over 2,000 hours of flying time. She was also an accomplished glider pilot.
Mrs. Ross spent much of her spare time at the Scottsville Road Airport
in Rochester, and it was there, in 1949, that she met Richard B. Ross,
who would later become her second husband. Following their marriage in
1950, the couple bought a farm on Taylor Road in Mendon and spent many
happy years together until Richardís untimely death in 1975.
Mrs. Rossí charitable interest in children began in 1940, when she
took pity on the plight of European children being removed for safety reasons
from likely urban bombing targets in Europe, and sent to live in rural
areas or other countries. In response to this, she began supporting Foster
parents, and eventually became a life member of "Save the Children." She
continued to support displaced and orphaned children for the duration of
the war. Later, she became sympathetic to impoverished American Indians
and began contributing generously to improve Native Americans welfare.
In 1957, she and Mr. Ross befriended a Native American family living in
Arizona, and saw a generation of their children through college.
The idea o start Americaís first foundation devoted exclusively to
problems affecting children was suggested to Mrs. Ross by her long-time
friend and attorney, Philetus M. Chamberlain of Rochester. The Foundation,
which began in 1979, was therefore a natural outgrowth of Mrs. Rossí 39-year
tradition of helping children.
There is no prior visitation. Interment at Mendon Cemetery. Arrangements
entrusted to the Merton H. Kays Funeral Home in Honeoye Falls.
CATHERINE A. CHECKER
Catherine A. Checker, of West Bloomfield, formerly of Rush, died on
October 30, 2000. She is survived by four daughters, Eleanor (Floyd) Sharp,
Mary Waterhouse, Catherine L. Miller, Patricia (Harold) Sharp; seven grandchildren;
six great grandchildren; sisters, Eleanor (Walter) Kozimor, Madeline (Donald)
Mundee, Loretta (Leo) Wasilewski; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 2 at
the Merton Kays Funeral Home, 58 Monroe Street. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery
LUCILLE G. FORRESTER
Lucille G. Forrester, of Scottsville, died on October 29, 2000. She
is survived by daughter, Sharon (Martin) Dowling; son, Scott (Kelley) Forrester;
two grandchildren, Shawn and Joseph; several great grandchildren; brother,
Robert Heffer; sister, Marion (Frank) Rupperbersberger; and several nieces
and nephews. She is predeceased by husband, George; brothers, Darwin, Marvin
and George Heffer; and sister, Doris Wise.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 2 at
the J. H. Cameron Funeral Home, 26 Rochester Street, Scottsville.
HELEN I. WILLIAMS
Mrs. Helen Williams of Scottsville died on Wednesday, November 1, 2000.
She is survived by her daughter, Diane (Wayne) Schultz; son, Alan (Mary
Ann) Williams; sisters, Irene Chaplin and Amelia Van Derwarker; stepbrothers,
Michael, Edward and John (Tess) Szmurlo; grandchildren, Kim (Glenn) Swackhamer
and Morgan Williams; and several nieces and nephews. Her husband, William
H. Williams, predeceased her.
Friends called at the J.H. Cameron Funeral Home in Scottsville on Sunday,
November 5, where Funeral Services were held on Monday, November 6. Memorials
may be made to Grace Episcopal Church (Browns Avenue, Scottsville, NY 14546)
or the Scottsville Free Library (26 Main Street, Scottsville, NY 14546).
JEAN M. BROWN
Mrs. Jean M. Brown of Scottsville died on Thursday, November 2, 2000.
She is survived by her son, John Brown; daughters, Betty (Timothy) Baker,
Hazel (Timothy) Mulkey, Dorothy Brown and Nancy Brown; brothers, Junior
(Phyllis), John and Richard Van Duser; sister, Mary Jane Strasberg; 12
grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were held privately by the family. Arrangements were
handled by the J.H. Cameron Funeral Home in Scottsville.
VIOLA E. GILES
Mrs. Viola E. Giles of Scottsville died on Thursday, November 2, 2000.
She is survived by her sons, Thomas (Gloria) Giles and Gary (Darlene) Giles;
daughters, Elizabeth (Martin) Borah, Linda Bess and Pamela (David) Lowell;
sister, Joyce Cope; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and
nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the J.H. Cameron Funeral Home in Scottsville on Monday,
November 6. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at the Wheatland
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Scottsville Volunteer
Ambulance Fund (22 Main Street, Scottsville, NY 14546) or the Wheatland
Community Church (6716 East River Road, Rush, NY 14543).
RUTH M. GUERIN
Mrs. Ruth M. Guerin of Honeoye Falls-Mendon died on Sunday, November
5, 2000. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles and son, Vincent Guerin;
also a brother, Vincent Marchant. Mrs. Guerin is survived by her daughter,
Jeanette Gardner; her son, Chris (Sandra) Guerin of Colorado; daughter-in-law,
Catherine Guerin; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law,
Lucille Marchant; and nieces and nephews.
Friends called on Tuesday, November 7, at the Merton H. Kays Funeral
Home in Honeoye Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday,
November 8, at St. Paul of the Cross Church. Interment in the Mendon Cemetery.
Friends wishing to may contribute to the Honeoye Falls Mendon Ambulance
Fund in memory of Mrs. Guerin.
GENEVIEVE M. SHEELER
Mrs. Genevieve M. Sheeler of Honeoye Falls/Mendon died on Sunday, November
5, 2000. She was predeceased by her husband, Ivan Sheeler. She is survived
by many friends, including Sr. Ambrosine, Debra Bendachneider, Joan Montone,
Connie Kellogg and Dr. Herbert and Dorothy Bandemer. She was faithful to
her cats, Chloe and Abby.
Mrs. Sheeler was a retired Secretary of the Athletic Department at
the University of Rochester.
Friends called at the Merton H. Kays Funeral Home in Honeoye Falls
on Wednesday, November 8. Prayers will be offered there on Thursday, November
9 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Catherine
of Siena Church in Mendon. Interment at Mendon Cemetery.
Mildred Mack, of Rush, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, November
13, 2000. She is predeceased by her husband, Edward A. Mack. She is survived
by her son, Lynn (Ellen) Mack; four grandchildren, Colleen (David) Bailey,
Elizabeth (Lawrence) Lanpher, Edward (Judeanne) Mack, Albert J. Mack and
friend Karen Rajca; seven great grandchildren, Zachary and Cody Bailey,
Austin Addison, Arianna Lanpher, Matthew and Jamie Mack; brother, Kenyon
"Cy" Dell; four sisters-in-law, Margaret Tobey, Gwen Mack, Onalee Mack
and Catherine (Fred) Muhs; and nieces and nephews.
Services were held on Friday, November 17, 2000 at the Merton Kays
Funeral Home in Honeoye Falls. Friends wishing may contribute to the Rush
Fire Department of the Alzheimerís Association, 435 East Henrietta Road
14620, in memory of Mildred Mack. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery, Rush.
HELEN (FROEHLICH) DERUE
Helen (Froehlich) DeRue, 87, passed away on Wednesday, November 15,
2000. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, George DeRue; her sons,
Earl (Delores) DeRue and John G. (Linda) DeRue; her daughter, Elaine DeRue;
seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; her sister, Ruth Saffran
of Florida; her sister-in-law, Helen DeRue; her brothers-in-law, Abe (Dorothy)
DeRue and John (Lucille) DeRue; and nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home in Hilton, where
a service celebrating Helenís life was held on Friday, November 17.
Those wishing may make memorials to the American Heart Association,
PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220 in Mrs. DeRueís memory.
RICHARD W. HOLMES
Richard Holmes, of Honeoye Falls, died on Thursday, November 30, 2000
at age 85. He is survived by his daughter, Tevis E. (Holmes) Maurer of
Livonia; two granddaughters, Tevis K. and Melody Maurer; great-granddaughter,
Tevanna; special friend, Sheila Kotwas; and sister, Elinor Weinberg of
Rochester. He was predeceased by his wife, Ellen Holmes, in 1987.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, December 9, 2000 at the Lima
Presbyterian Church. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society,
PO Box 10609, Rochester, NY 14610 in his memory.
ROXIE (PARRISH) SMITH
Roxie Smith, of Lima and Holcomb, entered into rest on Sunday, December
3, 2000 in Lakeland, Florida. She is predeceased by her loving husband,
Carl Parrish. She is survived by her husband, Marvel Smith of Lakeland;
two daughters, Connie (Howard) Schillinger of White Stone, Virginia and
Beverly (David) Fraser of Honeoye Falls; one sister, Betty Lou (Charlie)
Williams of Bloomfield; three brothers, Harold Plain of Wayland, Vernon
Plain of Lakeland and Ronald Plain of Lakeville; brother-in-law, William
OíNeal, five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Calling hours were held on Friday, December 8 at the OíConnell-Drowne
Funeral Home in Lima where funeral service was held on Saturday, December
9. Interment Millers Corners Cemetery, Ionia, New York.
REV. ERWIN H. F. STECHHOLZ
The Rev. Erwin Stechholz of Victor-Mendon Road, Pastor Emeritus of
St. Mark Lutheran Church, died suddenly on Tuesday, December 5, 2000. He
was pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Mendon from 1953 to 1982 and
later Pastor Emeritus. He also conducted a 30-year ministry in local nursing
homes. He was 87.
The son of the late Rev. Hugo F. R. Stechholz and Louise Breisch Stechholz,
and grandson of the late Rev. H. C. W. Stechholz, Rev. Stechholz was born
in Patterson, New Jersey on September 21, 1913. After attending public
schools in Manchester, Connecticut, he graduated from Concordia Preparatory
Institute and Concordia College, Bronxville, NY, in preparation for his
ministerial career. He graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary, Springfield,
Illinois, and was ordained into the ministry of the Lutheran Church Ė Missouri
Synod in 1946.
Prior to his 29-year tenure at the Mendon church, Rev. Stechholz served
as an Assistant Pastor in St. Albans, Queens and as Pastor at parishes
in Angola, NY and New Kensington, PA. During his local pastorate, he became
involved in cooperative ecumenical efforts with St. Catherineís of Siena
Roman Catholic Church and Mendon Presbyterian Church, conducting joint
Vacation Bible School programs between the three churches for several years.
He retired as pastor of St. Markís congregation in 1982.
In 1978, he was honored by his alma mater, Concordia Seminary, for
his service to the Church of Christ. He celebrated the 50th anniversary
of his ordination in 1996.
In addition, the Rev. Stechholz conducted monthly Christian services
and visitations at some 30 nursing and proprietary homes in the Greater
Rochester Area under the auspices of the then Rochester Lutheran Mission
Society, beginning in 1969 and concluding at the end of 1999.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Myra H. Behland;
daughter, Claudia (Michael) Chiaro of Griffith, IN; two sons, the Rev.
David (Janet) Stechholz of South San Francisco and Jonathan (Debra) Stechholz
of Levittown, NY; three sisters, Pauline (Grover) White of FL, Almeda Stechholz
and Sylvia Stechholz of Manchester, CT; and brother, Ewald (Edith) Stechholz
of Vernon, CT; five grandchildren, Andrew, Mary and Sarah of South San
Francisco, Dennis of Manchester and Melissa of Griffith; and three step-grandchildren,
Brian, Nicholas and Rebecca Casasola of Levittown, as well as his church
family at St. Markís congregation..
Funeral Services were held in St. Mark Lutheran Church, in Mendon,
on Friday, December 8, 2000. Interment Mendon Cemetery. Friends wishing
may contribute to St. Mark Lutheran Church in his memory.
MARY K. KLEINHANS
Mrs. Mary K. Kleinhans, 77, died Wednesday, December 6, 2000 at Strong
Mrs. Kleinhans was born March 5, 1923, the daughter of John Leonard,
and Mary (Pendergast) Leonard. She was a member of the Lima Golden Agers.
She was predeceased by her husband Herman Kleinhans in 1996.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law Sheila (Robert) Emmert
of Fairport; three sons and daughters-in-law, Herman "David" (Jan) Kleinhans
of Central Square, New York, John (Karen) Kleinhans of Honeoye Falls, and
Robert Kleinhans of Rochester; brother and sister-in-law John (Laura) Leonard
of Lima; 8 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and several nieces and
Calling hours were held at the OíConnell-Drowne Funeral Home, Lima.
Her Funeral Mass was held at St. Rose Church. Contributions may be made
to the Adult Health Day Care (Livingston County Campus Bldg #1 Mt. Morris,
NY 14510) in her memory.
Interment St. Rose Cemetery, Lima, NY.
RICHARD W. HOLMES,
Mr. Richard W. Holmes, 85, died on Thursday, November 30, 2000 at the
F. F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua, New York.
Mr. Holmes was born December 20, 1914 in Corning, New York, the son
of James Holmes, and Lora (Tevis) Holmes. Mr. Holmes was retired from Kadis
Manufacturing Company in Honeoye Falls. He was a World War II Army veteran
where he served in the 353rd Bomb Squadron. He was predeceased by his wife
Ellen Holmes in 1987.
He is survived by his daughter Tevis E. (Holmes) Maurer of Lima; two
granddaughters Tevis K. and Melody Maurer; great granddaughter Tevanna;
special friend Sheila Kotwas; and sister Elinor Weinberg of Rochester.
His Memorial Service was held at the Lima Presbyterian Church. Rev.
Kay Michelinie officiating. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer
Society (P.O. Box 10609 Rochester, New York 14610) in his memory. Interment
Oakridge Cemetery, Lima, New York. Arrangements by the OíConnell - Drowne
Funeral Home, Lima, NY.
AUSTIN J. (JERRY) SMALLIDGE, JR.
Mr. Austin (Jerry) Smallidge Jr., originally from Honeoye Falls, died
on Sunday, November 26, 2000 at the age of 67 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Jerry graduated from Honeoye Falls High School in the Class of 1951,
and from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in 1955. He was employed
at Gleason Works in Rochester where he met his wife. The couple had six
Mr. Smallidge and his family moved to Florida in 1964 where he was
employed by General Electric in the Apollo Space Program. He transferred
to the Space Center in Houston, Texas, in 1965, and then came to Phoenix
in 1969. He also worked in Iran and Saudia Arabia for several years, before
coming back to the Phoenix area.
Jerry was predeceased by his daughter, Marilyn, in 1979. He is survived
by his sister, Joanne (Manuel) Franco of Rochester; daughters Roseann,
Lenore, Kathryn (Jack) McCormack; sons, Gregory (Susan) and Jeffrey; and
A Memorial Service was held on December 4, 2000 at S.S. Simon and Jude
Cathedral in Phoenix, Arizona.
JAMES H. BROKAW, JR.
James H. Brokaw, Jr. of Rochester, formerly of Honeoye Falls, died
suddenly on Tuesday, January 2, 2001. He is survived by his parents, James
and Katharine Brokaw; a sister, Christine, Brokaw; his paternal grandmother,
Arlene Brokaw; his maternal grandfather, J. Henry Ford; aunts, uncles,
cousins and many friends.
Friends called on Sunday, January 7, at the Merton H. Kays Funeral
Home in Honeoye Falls, where Services were held on Monday, January 8. Interment
at North Bloomfield Cemetery.
Friends wishing to may express their sympathy with a donation to a
HELEN M. HEALY
Mrs. Helen M. Healy, formerly of Honeoye Falls, died on Tuesday, January
2, 2001. She was predeceased by her husband, Milton Healy. She is survived
by her son, John (Dorothy) Healy of Leland, North Carolina; daughter-in-law
Rose Healy of Oregon; six grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
Services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements made through the Merton H. Kays funeral Home in Honeoye Falls.
DELORES (MAMOONE) JARVIS
Delores (Mamoone) Jarvis, 70, formerly of Honeoye Falls passed away
on Monday, December 25, 2000 in Milton, Delaware where funeral services
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Norman L. Jarvis; her daughters,
Barbara, Karen and Janet; her sons, David and William; and grandchildren
and great grandchildren.
She is also survived by her mother Mary Mamoone of Honeoye Falls; her
sisters Shirley (Henry) Besanceny of Honeoye Falls and Virginia (Joseph)
Conn of Wesley Chapel, Florida; her sister-in-law Beverly Mamoone of Victor;
her brother Thomas (Catherine) Mamoone of Canandaigua, and many nieces
She was predeceased by her father Joseph Mamoone, Sr. and her brother
Joseph Mamoone, Jr.
RENA R. FISKE
Rena R. Fiske of Honeoye Falls died on Saturday, January 6, 2001. She
Mrs. Fiske was born on January 10, 1901, in Addison, New York. On April
10, 1920, she was married to Raymond E. Fiske, who died on October 8, 1977.
Mrs. Fiske was an 80-year resident of Honeoye Falls, having moved to
the village at the age of 13 to attend school. She remained in Honeoye
Falls until the fall of 1994 when she entered the Avon Nursing Home.
She was employed at several local and Rochester banks until her retirement
on January 1, 1964. Mrs. Fiske maintained an active interest in news, politics
and the gyrations of the stock market.
Mrs. Fiske is survived by three nephews, Clair (Millicent) Snyder,
Walter (Sandy) Rusby, and Kenneth (Tineke) Mann; and one niece, Mary (Richard)
Friends called on Wednesday, January 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Merton
H. Kays Funeral Home in Honeoye Falls, where a service followed at 4:15
p.m. The Rev. Richard Harrington officiated. Interment at White Haven Memorial
RICHARD A. ELLSWORTH
Richard A. Ellsworth, of Honeoye Falls, formerly of Henrietta, died
on Sunday, January 7, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Betty; his children,
Steven, Robert, Nancy, David, Susan and James; stepchildren, Edward, Cynthia,
and Sally; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sister, Carol Modern.
His violin/viola talents with Fiddlers of the Genesee and the Genesee Valley
Orchestra and Chorus brought joy to many.
A funeral service was held on Saturday, January 13, 2001 at the Rush
United Methodist Church. Friend wishing may express their sympathy to the
Hochstein Music School or the Promiseland of Rush United Methodist Church
in memory of Mr. Ellsworth.
JOHN E. MACK
John E. Mack, of Rush, died unexpectedly on Saturday, January 13, 2001.
He is the beloved husband of wife, Gail Mack; loving father of Kevin (Cindy)
Mack, Sherry (Dick) Clark, Peggy Mack; five grandchildren, Emily and Jessica
Clark, and KC, David and Garrett Mack; sister, Jean Babey; sister-in-law,
Edith Mack; father-in-law, Bill Lautner; nieces and nephews; aunts and
cousins; and faithful friend Reggie. He is predeceased by his brother,
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at the Rush
Methodist Church. Friends may express their sympathy to the Rush Fire Department
of the Rush Methodist Church in memory of Mr. Mack.
THEODORE J. ZORNOW
Theodore J. Zornow of Pittsford died on Thursday, January 18, 2001.
He is predeceased by his wife, Margaret Hutchinson Zornow. He is survived
by his children, Mrs. Donald (Margaret) Thomas of Caledonia, Mrs. Charles
(Carol) Corby of Pittsford, Mrs. Roger (Elizabeth) Powers of Pittsford,
Mrs. William (Frances) Smith of Caledonia, and Theodore H. (Marcia) Zornow
of Lima; 17 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; a sister, Isabel Crane;
also, life-long and loyal friends Norman and Eloise Hicks; and long-time
friend and caregiver Angela Fernandez.
Friends called on Sunday, January 21 at Zornow-Hedges Funeral Home
on Lincoln Avenue in Pittsford. A Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, January
23 at St. Louis Church in Pittsford. Interment at Pittsford Cemetery.
Because of Dadís great love of trees, donations may be made to the
Pittsford Cemetery Tree Fund, c/o Hazel Knickerbocker, 164 Knickerbocker
Road, Pittsford, NY 14534, in his memory.
KENNETH L. EVANS
Kenneth L. Evans, 92, of Honeoye Falls, died on Tuesday, January 23,
2001 at F.F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua. He is survived by his sons,
Gerald Evans and Marshall (Cheryl) Evans; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;
and his daughter-in-law, Dorothy Fox Evans. He is predeceased by his wife,
Mabel Hart Evans and his son, Robert Evans.
There were no prior calling hours. Services will be held at a time
to be announced in the spring. Contributions in Mr. Evansí memory may be
made to the Ionia Volunteer Fire Department or to the Honeoye Falls Ambulance
EDWIN J. BLODGETT
Mr. Edwin J. Blodgett of Lima passed away peacefully at home on Saturday,
January 28, 2001. He was surrounded by his family.
Mr. Blodgett is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carolyn Meisenzahl
Blodgett; daughters, Carolyn (Ron) Gruschow and Catherine (John) Gaffney;
sons, Edwin O. (Cathy) Blodgett, Robert (Brenda) Blodgett and William (Jeanne)
Blodgett; grandchildren, Eddie, Alicia, Codie, Ericka, Crystal, Dylan,
Robert and Mary Rose; and his brother, Ronald Blodgett.
No visitations were held. Family and friends were invited to attend
Edwinís Funeral Mass at St. Paul of the Cross Church on Wednesday, January
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Livingston County
Hospice, 2 Livingston County Campus, Mt. Morris, NY 14510-1691 or to the
American Parkinsonís Disease Association, 60 Bay Street, Staten Island,
NY 10301. The family was assisted by the Merton H. Kays Funeral Home in
JOSEPH C. NAGY
Joseph C. Nagy died on Thursday, February 1, 2001 in Florida. He is
survived by his sons, Brian (Karen) Nagy of Rush, Jeffrey Nagy of Bloomfield
and Steven Nagy of California; three grandsons, Jason, Christopher and
Joshua; a brother, John Nagy, of California; sisters, Mary Nagy of Rush,
Pearl Nagy of Avon, June Johnson of Florida, Kathy Haynes of Honeoye Falls,
Helen Nicodemus of Greece, Margaret Johnson of Indiana, Alice Schelemanow
of Bergen, Emma Cornelius of North Carolina, and Esther Weidemeyer of Kansas;
and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Nagy was a veteran of WW II.
Friends called at the Henry D. Halloran Funeral Home in West Henrietta
on Monday, February 5. A service was held there on Tuesday, February 6,
followed by interment at Pine Hill Cemetery in Rush.
RALPH J. "VAN" VAN HUBEN
Ralph J. Van Huben of Lima and West Brighton, known as "Van" to friends,
died on Saturday, February 3, 2001 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester,
Mr. Van Huben was born on March `7, 1906 in Geneva, New York, the son
of Frederick Van Huben and Ethelyn (DeLaney) Van Huben. He was a member
of the Lima Union Lodge #45 F&AM.
Mr. Van Huben is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Margaret
"Peg" and Elmer "Sonny" Hall of Rochester and Glenna Rockow of Penfield;
a son and daughter-in-law, Leon J. and Beverly Van Huben of Rochester;
close companion Esther Magar of Lima; seven grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews.
Services and interment will be at the convenience of the family. Contributions
may be made to the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility (Activity
Fund), 4223 Lakeville Road, Geneseo, NY 14454 or the Lima Volunteer Ambulance
(P.O. Box 335, Lima, NY 14485) in his memory. Interment at Oakridge Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by the OíConnell-Dougherty Funeral Home in Lima.
PAUL E. WHITE
Paul White of Honeoye Falls died suddenly on Friday, February 16, 2001.
He is survived by his wife, Gerry; daughter, Anne (Andy) Mroczek; two sons,
Steven (Patricia Brooks) White and Kenneth (Diane) White; step grandchildren
Joseph Colegrove and Richard Brooks; special nephew Richard White; many
other nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law Helen White.
Friends called on Monday, February 19 at the Merton H. Kays Funeral
Home in Honeoye Falls, where services were held on Tuesday, February 20.
Interment at Honeoye Falls Cemetery.
Friends wishing to may express their sympathy to the Honeoye Falls
Ambulance Fund in Paulís memory.
FORD E. MANNING
Ford E. Manning of Lima died on Saturday, February 17, 2001. He was
88 years old. He is survived by three sons, David James Manning, John Paul
(Peggy) Manning of Fayettville, NC, and Ronald Mark (Karin) Manning of
Pittsford; sister, Ruth Evelyn Farnsworth of Rochester; brother, Robert
(Thelma) Manning of Webster; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren;
and nieces and nephews.
Friends called on Tuesday, February 20 at the OíConnell-Dougherty Funeral
Home in Lima, where Mr. Manningís Funeral Service was held on Wednesday,
February 21. The Rev. Charles Whited officiated at the services.
Memorials may be made to Elim Fellowship, 1703 Dalton Road, Lima, NY
FORD E. MANNING
Ford E. Manning age 88, of Lima, died Saturday, February 17, 2001 at
St. Johnís Home in Rochester. He was born in Jersey City, NJ on May 18,
1912, the son of Floyd A. and Hazel E. (Mahaney) Manning. Mr. Ford was
retired from Yaman-Erby Company in Rochester where he was a machinist and
was a night security guard at Elim Bible Institute in Lima for many years.
Ford is survived by three sons, David James Manning, John Paul (Peggy)
Manning of Fayetteville, NC and Ronald Mark (Karin) Manning of Pittsford;
a sister, Ruth Evelyn Farnsworth of Rochester; a brother, Robert (Thelma)
Manning of Webster; seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and
nieces and nephews.
Friends called Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at the OíConnel1-Dougherty
Funeral Home in Lima where his funeral service was held Wednesday at l0
a.m. Rev. Charles E. Whited, Jr. officiating. Interment, Oakridge Cemetery
in Lima. Memoria1s may be made be made to Elim Fellowship, 1703 Dalton
Road, Lima, NY 14485.
CATHERINE WELCH COURNEEN
Catherine Welch Courneen, age 82, of Canandaigua, formerly of Lima
and West Bloomfield, died Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at the Thompson
Nursing Home in Canandaigua. She was born September 6, 1918 in Lima, the
daughter of Edward and Catherine (Gleason) Welch. Predeceaaed by her son
Edward in 1977 and her husband Francis in 1985, she is survived by her
daughter Bernadette Soffel and her son Martin Courneen both of Canandaigua;
grandchildren Michael, Lisa, Tricia and Trevor; and six great grandchildren.
Catherine enjoyed loving relationships with her nephews, nieces and friends.
Friends called on Thursday, February 22, 2001 at the OíConnell-Dougherty
Funeral Home in Lima. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday
at St. Rose Church in Lima, Rev. Larry Gross officiating. Interment St.
ELSIE N. KAISER
Elsie N. Kaiser, age 90, of Avon, formerly of Caledonia, Buffa1o and
West Seneca, died Thursday, February 22, 2001 at Strong Memorial Hospital
in Rochester. She was born in Breslau, Germany on February 27, 1910, the
daughter of Otto and Elsie (Reipert) Mundry. She attended the Avon United
Methodist Church, Avon Senior Nutrition Center and traveled with the Avon
Senior Citizens. Her greatest love was gatherings with her family and friends.
Predeceased by her husband Richard Kaiser and daughter Hildegard Scherer,
Elsie is survived by three grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Robert
and Linda Scherer of Longwood, Fl., Ronald and LaVon Scherer, and John
and. Lori Scherer, all of Avon; and seven grandchildren. Elsieís calling
hours and funeral service were held on Saturday, February 24, 2001 at the
Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home Inc. in Avon. Interment will be in the
spring at Darien Cemetery. Rev, Larry Beman officiating. Memorial contributions
may be made to Teresa House, 21 Highland Road, Geneseo, NY 14454.
H. JAMES DECARMO
H. James "Herbie" DeCarmo, age 62, died suddenly Friday, February 23,
2001 at F.F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua. He was born in Rochester,
on January 13, 1939, the son or Herbert and Aquilla (Buck) DeCarmo. He
was a graduate of Livonia Central School and served in the United States
Air Force from 1960 to 1964. Jim was employed by the Village of Avon Department
of Public Works for 28 years, retiring in May of 1999. He also worked part-time
for 20 years for the Village of Avon Police Department and was currently
a substitute bus driver for Avon Central School through the Laidlaw Transit
Company. Prior to and following his retirement Jim enjoyed working for
Avon area farmers. Joining in 1965, Jim was a long time active member of
Pumper Company of the Avon Fire Department. Hs served as Fire Chief from
1980 to 1983 and 1987 to 1990. He was a past and current President of the
Avon Fire Department. He also was a past member of the Avon-Rotary-Lions
Mr. DeCarmo is survived by his wife of thirty-five years, Patricia
Davin DeCarmo, his children, Margaret, Julie, Amy and Bill DeCarmo; Maggie
(Ron) Parisi and Heather (Brad) Strange; five grandchildren; an aunt, Barbara
DeCarmo of Florida; brothers-in-law, Mike (Jan) Davin and Tim (Kathy) Davin;
nieces, nephews, cousins and special friend Lorraine Vonglis.
Friends called Sunday and Monday, February 25 and 26 at the Stephenson-Dougherty
Funeral Home in Avon. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday
at St. Agnes Church, Avon. Interment, St. Agnes Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Avon Fire Department, 74 Genesee Street,
Avon, NY 14414 or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse,
Richard Miller, of East Bloomfield, formerly of Honeoye Falls, died
Tuesday, February 27, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; one sister,
Pamella Minnehan; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Friday, March 2 at the Merton Kays Funeral
Home in Honeoye Falls.
Mrs. Judith Newman, 84, of Avon, died on March 2, 2001 at the Livingston
County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo, New York. She was predeceased
by her husband, James M. Newman in 1998. She is survived by several nieces,
nephews and friends.
Mrs. Newman was born on November 28, 1916. She was a member of the
Avon United Methodist Church.
Her memorial service was held at the Avon United Methodist Church,
the Rev. Larry Beman officiating. Contributions may be made to the Avon
United Methodist Church, 130 Geneseo Street, Avon, New York 14414 in her
memory. Interment Avon Cemetery. Arrangements by the Stephenson-Dougherty
Funeral Home in Avon.
GORDON J. HYLAND
Gordon J. Hyland, of Rochester, formerly of Honeoye Falls, died recently.
He is survived by Betty Hyland; four daughters, Karen Steele, Kathleen
Hyland, Bonnie Bleier, and Charmaine (Michael) Smith; sister, Jean Batte;
brother, Harold Hyland; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and
nieces and nephews.
Friends called Thursday, March 15, 2001 at the Merton Kays Funeral
Home, in Honeoye Falls, where services were held on Friday, March 16, 2001.
RUTH N. DEIR
Ruth N. Deir of lIma died suddenly on Thursday, March 15, 2001, at
age 71. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Alexa and Manfred
Schneider of Lima; three sons and daughters-in-law, Salim and Birgit Deir
of Lima, John and Anita Deir of North Carolina and Tim and Ellie Deir of
Lima; two sisters and brother-in-law, Betty and Norman Radlick of Darien,
NY and Joan Rieppel of Buffalo; brother and sister-in-law, John and Carol
Purdy of Virginia; 12 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends were invited to call on Tuesday, March 20, at the O'Connell-Dougherty
Funeral Home in Lima. Her Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, March
21, at Elim Gospel Church at 1679 Dalton Road.
Contributions may be made to the Elim Bible Institute, Costa Deir International
Scholarship Fund, 7245 College Street, Lima, NY 14485, in Mrs. Deir's memory.
Spring interment at Oakridge Cemetery.
JEAN E. HORAN
Jean E. Horan, of Lima, died on Thursday, April 25, 2001 at age 45.
She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Horan of Lima; mother, Mary Horan
of Lima; brother, David Horan of Honeoye Falls; four sisters and brothers-in-law,
Patricia (Greg) Pfleging of Irondequoit, Laurie (Tony) Capozzi of Lima,
Mary (Jack) Jennings of Greece, Susan Ripley of Honeoye Falls; close companion,
Kelly Krebbeks (his children, Joe and Lauren); dear friend, Sharon Cameron;
and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 27, 2001 at the Lima Baptist
Church. Contributions may be made to the Lima Christian School, 1575 Rochester
Street, Lima, NY 14485 in her memory. Interment Oakridge Cemetery.
PATRICK J. HARRIS
Patrick J. Harris of Scottsville died on Tuesday, April 23, 2001. He
is survived by his wife, Colleen; children, Nicole Mundorf and Jordon Bowser;
father and stepmother, Terry and Kay Harris; sisters, Lisa Jones and Michelle
Harris; brothers, David (Catherine) Harris and Terry Harris; paternal grandmother,
Jessica Peters; mother and father-in-law, Robert and Kathleen Close; nieces,
nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
A Funeral Mass was held on Friday, April 27, 2001 at St. Maryís Church
in Scottsville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Patrick Harris
Family Trust, Acct. #810-51M63, c/o Merrill-Lynch, 1 Chase Square, Suite
1500, Rochester, NY 14604.
MARIE (SELG) KRENZER
Marie (Selg) Krenzer of Scottsville died on Friday, April 27, 2001
at the age of 93. She is survived by her sons, Thomas (Anna), Fred (Pat),
and John (Doris); daughter, Eileen (Bruce) Mulno; a sister, Julianne Wolf;
14 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Mrs.
Krenzer lived at 3000 East River Road in Scottsville for nearly 60 years.
She was predeceased by her husband, Fred. Together, they operated several
Friends called on Monday, April 30 at the J.H. Cameron Funeral Home
in Scottsville. A Funeral Mass was held at St. Maryís Church in Scottsville
at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1. Interment will be at the convenience of the
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Foundation
or a charity of your choice.