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Obituaries published the week of January 6, 2005
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Jean A. Blackmer
Honeoye - Jean A. Blackmer, 72, of Reed Road, died Jan. 2, 2005 at the Huntington Nursing Home in Waterloo. She was born the daughter of Gordon and Clara Tilton Allen on Oct. 24, 1932 in Bristol, N.Y. She was a member of the Honeoye United Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Raymond; her sons, Carl (Kim) Blackmer of Honeoye, Tom (Lisa Andreotta) Blackmer of Livonia; grandson Makar (Venessa) Blackmer of Livonia; great granddaughter Grace Blackmer; sisters, Vera Hayes, Verna Tilton, Ruth (Bruce) Campbell, all of Bristol; and several nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Friends may attend a memorial service Thursday, 7 p.m. at the Honeoye United Church of Christ with the Rev. Brian Krause officiating. At the families request flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made to the Richmond Ambulance Fund, Honeoye NY 14471. Arr. Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Honeoye.
Bernard F. Mark
Wayland - Bernard F. Mark, 87, of 3375 Billy Mark Road, passed away Dec. 31, 2004 at his home. He was born July 13, 1917 at the home of his parents, William and Catherine (Quanz) Mark. As a child, Bernard attended St. Joseph's School in Wayland and subsequent to that he went to work on a farm. Bernard owned and operated a farm for the majority of his life in the Wayland area. He was predominantly a dairy farmer, however he did grow potatoes for a number of years. He retired from farming in 1985. He was a very hard worker throughout his life and he was a big fan of John Deere tractors. As he got older and couldn't continue his hard work, Bernard's family mentioned he became a fan of satellite television. He was married to Patricia Didas and together they raised their family. As a devout Catholic Bernard was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church. He was predeceased by his son David Mark and stepson Bernie Abbott, and nephew Tom Murphy. He is survived by his wife Patricia Mark of Dansville; son Anthony Mark of Wayland; daughters, Billie Jo Mark of Rochester and Angel Mark of Wayland; stepchildren, Joe (Faith) Abbott of Wayland, Sue (Frank) Witek of Liverpool and Vince (Veronica) Abbott of Rochester; four grandchildren, Mindy and Missy Abbott and Cheryl and Michael Abbott; sister Mary Kinney of Wayland; a special nephew, John (Susan) Murphy of Wayland; nieces, Mary (Stanley) Perkowski of Wayland and Ann (Dennis) Kay of Norwood. Family and friends called Monday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland where a prayer service was conducted Tuesday morning. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday at St. Joseph's Church in Wayland. Interment, St. Joseph's Cemetery in Wayland. Contributions in Bernard F. Mark's memory may be made to the Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., Wayland NY 14572.
Madeline D. Orman
Industry School retiree
Madeline D. Peg Orman, 83, a retiree of the Industry School in Rush, died Dec. 30, 2004 at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo. Mrs. Orman resided on Littleville Road in Avon prior to her entry into the nursing home. She is survived by her husband Clayton Pete Orman; two daughters, Darlann (Carl) Kauffman of Mt. Airy, Md., Dawn (David) Maher of Avon; one son Steven (Peggy) Orman of Saranac Lake, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Keith Kauffman, Kevin (Stephanie) Kauffman, Tim (Nicole) Maher, Molly Orman, Sean Orman, and Natalie Orman; four great grandchildren, Kayleigh, Kaitlyn, Morgan and Nathaniel Kauffman; brother Walter (Ruth) Davis of Geneseo; sister Carol Carney of Perry; several nieces and nephews. She was born April 24, 1921 in Geneseo the daughter of Walter and Neva (Barber) Davis. She was a past member of the East Avon Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Orman retired after many years of service to the Industry School as a well respected housing parent, having resided on campus with the children. She was a graduate of Geneseo High School. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Jan. 2 where Funeral Services were held Jan. 3 with Pastoral Assistant Lucille Kane of the Geneseo United Methodist Church officiating. Interment, Avon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Livingston County Hospice, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510.
Gary W. Robinson
Gary W. Robinson, 70, of 8101 Wheaton Hill Road, passed away Dec. 30, 2004 at his home. He was born Aug. 22, 1934 in Canadice, N.Y. the son of Oakley and Thelma (Kline) Robinson. He grew up in the Canadice area prior to moving to Springwater and residing there since 1952. Gary's employment career included time spent as a truck driver for Shay's and Mushroom, Livingston County Deputy Sheriff, Robinson's Restaurant owner and as the Conesus Assistant Highway Superintendent. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of the Springwater Fire Department, Springwater American Legion and the VFW. Gary also loved to be with his pets. He was predeceased by his parents and three brothers. He is survived by his wife Mary Ann Robinson of Springwater; children, Theresa and John Eldridge of Dansville, Stephen and Debra Robinson of Dansville, Gary Mark Robinson of Wayland, Susan and Ray Tufano of Telford, Pa. Phyllis and Kirby Becker of Big Lake, MN and Erin Gregory of Dansville; along with several nieces and nephews. Gary's funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of his family. Interment will also take place at the convenience of the family at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Wayland. Contributions in Gary W. Robinson's memory may be made to the Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., Wayland NY 14572 or to the Livingston County Hospice Program, Livingston County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510. Funeral arrangements have been completed by the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland.
James J. Yannie
U.S. Navy veteran
Perkinsville - James J. Yannie, 69, of 10666 Pfaff Hollow Road, passed away Dec. 28, 2004 at the Vincent House Comfort Care Facility in Wayland. Jim was born on June 19, 1935 in Belmont the son of Emelio and Mary (Serio) Yannie. He grew up in the Belmont/Andover area and subsequent to graduating from High School, Jim served his country in the United States Navy from Nov. 17, 1953 until he was honorably discharged on Sept. 30, 1957. During his time in the Navy Jim served in a construction battalion whose duties were to build bridges. Upon his honorable discharge, Jim moved to California for a couple of years where he attended college. He then moved to the Wayland/Perkinsville area where he has resided for the majority of his life. Jim's employment career included years as a self-employed carpenter and as a weatherization coordinator for Pro-Action in Bath. Jim and Bonnie O'Brien entered into a loving marriage on Nov. 21, 1970 at Sacred Heart Church in Perkinsville. Together they have celebrated over 25 years of marriage. During those 25 years Jim and Bonnie enjoyed raising their five children, Megan, Patty, Maria, Anthony and Matthew. Jim enjoyed fine woodworking and was very thoughtful and took great care with anything that he did. He especially enjoyed packing the car with their seven bicycles and heading for the beach in New Jersey with his family. Jim was predeceased by brothers, Victor and Joseph Yannie and Emelio Yannie Jr. He is survived by his wife Bonnie Yannie of Perkinsville; children, Megan Donnelly and her husband Nollaig of Brighton, Patty Pragle of Wayland, Maria Yannie of Rochester, Anthony Yannie of Colorado and Matthew Yannie of Perkinsville; grandchildren, Liam, Ian and Conor Donnelly and Fiona and Sophia Pragle; brother, Vincent (Ann) Yanni of Long Island; sisters, Anne Corrado of New York City, Helen (Bill) Holt of Virginia and Rose Boland of Pennsylvania; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends called Thursday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Jim Friday at St. Joseph's Church in Wayland. Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery in Belmont will take place at the convenience of the family. Contributions in James Yannie's memory may be made to the Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., Wayland NY 14572 or to Livingston County Hospice Program, Livingston County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510.