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Obituaries published the week of January 4th , 2001
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Richard Paul Congdon

Richard Paul Congdon, 68, Livonia, died suddenly Dec. 31, 2000, at his home. He was born the son of Paul and Teresa Parkenrider Congdon on April 27, 1932, in Hornell. He was a graduate of Hornell High School in 1951 and an inductee of the Hornell High School Alumni Association Sports Hall of Fame. He was a graduate of Alfred State University in 1953 where he played football and basketball. Richard served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955 and graduated from Kent State in 1958. He was a member of DU Fraternity. Richard retired after 35 years with AMF Bowling Incorporated and was a member of the Western New York State Bowling Proprietors Association. He was a dedicated parishioner of St. Josephıs Church in Livonia. Additionally, Richard was a member of the Retirement Golf League at Old Hickory GC and the Penfield Racquetball Club. He will be greatly missed by all. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mary; his children, Kim (Scott) Pugliese of Penfield and Rick (Sharon) Congdon of Scottsdale Ariz., five loving grandchildren, Nicholas, Shauna, Kelsey, Taylor and Rylee; his mother Teresa Congdon of Hornell; sisters, Mary Elizabeth (Donald) Congdon of York and Ann Marie Shaw of Rochester; brother, Joseph (Patricia) Congdon of Manchester Conn.; aunt, Anna McCormick of Canisteo; brothers-in-law, Richard (Ida), Everett (Ella) and Harry (Ronnie) Flanders; sister-in-law Virginia Flanders; many nephews, nieces, great nieces and great nephews; also many other special relatives and friends. Friends may call Thursday, Jan. 4 at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia. His Funeral Mass will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Josephıs Church, Washington St., Livonia with the Rev. John H. Hayes officiating. Burial, St. Maryıs Cemetery, Hornell. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to St. Josephıs Church, P.O. Box 77, Livonia NY 14487.

Eleanor M. Holmes

Eleanor M. Holmes, 85, died Dec. 29, 2000, at Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw, N.Y. Mrs. Holmes lived at 4856 Groveland Road in Geneseo. She is survived by five sons, Robert (Mary Lou) Holmes of Victor, Harold (Ruth) Holmes Jr. of Tallahassee, Fla., Ernest G. Holmes of Otter Lake, N.Y., David (Judy) Holmes of Cohocton, Thomas (Kerry) Holmes of Geneseo; 23 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold H. Holmes Sr. of Aug. 3, 1981. She was born Sept. 16, 1915, in Perry, N.Y. the daughter of Eddy and Myrta (Guy) Bowles. She was a graduate of Perry Central School. She was also a member of the Geneseo Order of the Eastern Star. No prior visitation. Private Memorial Services were held Jan. 3 at the Rector Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo with Rev. Nadine Graham of Geneseo United Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in the Union Cemetery in Dalton, N.Y.

Nancy C. Krise

Nancy C. Krise, 67, of Caledonia, died Dec. 11, 2000, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 22, 1933, in Bradford, Pa. to Elmer and Annabell (Dwyer) Jarrett. Nancy retired in 1993 from Bausch & Lomb in Rochester. She enjoyed traveling, all sports, especially basketball and tennis, and her two dogs, Puddin and Kirk. She is survived by her loving husband, Lamont Charles Krise of Caledonia; sons and daughters-in-law, Loren and Sandy Krise of Greece, Brian and Michelle Krise of California, Eric Krise of California; daughter and son-in-law, Marcy and Fernando Munoz of California; 10 grandchildren; brothers, Keith and Forrest Jarrett; sister and brother-in-law, Iris and Howard Ostrander; other relatives and many dear friends, including the outstanding staff of Livingston County Hospice. She was predeceased by her sister Anita Schroeter. A memorial service will be celebrated Saturday, Jan. 6 at 11 a.m. at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4301 Mt. Read Blvd., Greece. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, P.O. Box 10609, Rochester NY 14610 or Livingston County Hospice, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510. Arrangements made by Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St., Caledonia, N.Y. 14423.

Earle T. Shafer

Earle T. Shafer, 90, of 84 Baldwin Dr. in Dansville, formerly of Groveland, died Dec. 27, 2000, at his home. He was born the son of Charles and Lydia (Chapman) Shafer on May 13, 1910, in Dansville. Prior to his retirement in 1972 he owned and operated Shafer Scrap Yard in Groveland for nearly 50 years. He was a former member of Holy Angel Church in Groveland. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Mary Shafer; nieces and many dear friends. Friends called Friday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St., Mt. Morris, where funeral services were held Saturday with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Interment, St. Patrickıs Cemetery, Mt. Morris. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 10609, Rochester NY 14610.

Marie M. Thomas

Marie M. Thomas, 99, of Railroad Ave., Conesus, died Dec. 31, 2000, at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. She was born the daughter of George and Elvira Gordon Muck on Nov. 1, 1901, in Conesus. She was predeceased by her husband Harry, daughter Marion Corbo and granddaughter Janine Harris. She was a retiree of Champion Knit in Livonia. She is survived by her children, Ava (Frank) Passamonte of Mt. Morris, Betty Hook of Florida, Shirley (Don) Kester of Rush, Harry (Mary) Thomas of Henrietta; 19 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; and 12 great great grandchildren; two nieces. Friends called Tuesday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia, where funeral services were held Wednesday with the Rev. David Hotchkiss officiating. Burial, Arnold Cemetery, Conesus. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Livonia Ambulance Fund or the Conesus Fire Department.