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Obituaries published the week of January 10, 2002
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DeForest Pete Bugbee, 91, a retired self employed general contractor, died Dec. 27, 2001, at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo. Mr. Bugbee lived on Lakeville-Groveland Road in Geneseo prior to his entry into the nursing home on Dec. 7. He is survived by two daughters, Eve (Jim) Conrad of Florida and Josephine King of Pavilion; two sons, Erwin Bugbee of Geneseo and DeForest Bugbee of LA; daughter-in-law Sharon Bugbee of Groveland; seven grandchildren; and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Luella Bugbee; sons Elwood and Leo Bugbee. He was born June 23, 1910, in Canadice, the son of DeForest and Bertha (Orman) Bugbee. No prior calling hours. Private Funeral Services and interment at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the Geneseo Ambulance Fund, Box 428, Geneseo NY 14454. Reference: Rector Hicks Funeral Home, Inc., 111 Main St. in Geneseo.
Rose B. Egan
Rose B. Egan, 90, of Lima, died suddenly at her home Dec. 29, 2001. She was born Feb. 20, 1911, in Lima, the daughter of William and Margaret (Gascon) Bawden. Rose taught second and third grades at the Lima Elementary School and also served as vice principal of that school. She was a member of St. Rose Church, the Catholic Daughters and the New York State Retired Teachers Association. Rose was active with the Caddy Egan Loan Closet in Lima for many years. Rose was predeceased by her husband Clarence Caddy Egan in 1979. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Barbara Egan of Honeoye Falls; two granddaughters, Jackie (Steve) Ott and Robin (Joe) Cooley; four great grandchildren; her brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Grace Bawden of Lima; close family member and friend Evie Moore of Lima; nieces and nephews. Friends called Wednesday at the O'Connell-Dougherty Funeral Home in Lima. Her Funeral Mass was held Thursday at St. Rose Church with Rev. Larry Gross officiating. Interment, St. Rose Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Lima Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 335, Lima NY 14485 or the Livingston County Meals on Wheels Program, 8 Livingston County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510.
Margaret Croston Dow Fiebke
Margaret Croston Dow Fiebke, 80, of Sauquoit, formerly of Albany and Mt. Morris, passed away Dec. 31, 2001 at St. Luke's Memorial Hospital Center in New Hartford. She was born November 24, 1918, in Dansville, the daughter of the late William J. and Margaret H. Duthie Croston. She was educated in Mt. Morris schools and the Rochester Business School. In 1938, in Mt. Morris she married Charles F. Down. He died in 1990. In 1192, in Kinderhook, she married Nicholas C. Fiebke. He died in 1993. Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Fiebke was employed with the New York State Department of Social Services in Albany. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Jean M. and Alan R. Reynolds of Sauquoit; one grandson and his wife, James J. and Mary Belfiore; two great grandsons, Christopher Alan and Joshua Michael Belfiore all of Clayville; one sister and brother-in-law, Thelma and William Massie of Mt. Morris; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother, Rev. Calvin J. Croston. Services and interment will be at the convenience of the family. In memory of Mrs. Fiebke, kindly consider St. John's Episcopal Church, Mt. Morris. Funeral arrangements are wit the Bentz Funeral Services, Inc., Utica.
Lovianna Jane Fusco
Loviana Jane Fusco, 77, of Avon, died at her home Saturday Dec. 29, 2001. She was born November 27, 1924 in Mount Morris, NY the daughter of Augustine and Mary Cosimono. Jane was retired from Birdseye/Kraft Foods where she was employed over 25 years. She was a member of St. Agnes Church and an avid gardener. Predeceased by her son Paul Richard Fusco; she is survived by her husband of 56 years, Joseph L. Fusco; three sisters Margaret Sherner and Frances Passamonte both of Mount Morris and Constance Holschbock of Ohio; one brother James (Martha) Cosimono of West Sparta; sister-in-law Rose Cosimono of Chili; nieces and nephews. Friends called on Dec. 30 at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home Inc. in Avon. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was held on Dec. 31 at St. Agnes Church. Rev. Daniel McMullin and Barbara Swiecki officiating. Interment at St. Agnes Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Livingston County Hospice, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris, NY 14510 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 10609 Rochester, NY 146510.
Albert C. Gruschow
Albert C. Gruschow, 88, of Hemlock died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002 at the Livingston County Campus Skilled Nursing Facility in Mt. Morris. Mr. Gruschow owned and operated the Hemlock Frozen Food Center for 52 years before his retirement. He was born November 9, 1914 in Rush, the son of Charles and Bertha (Dell) Gruschow. Albert was a member of the New York State Meat Packers Association and a former league bowler in Honeoye Falls. He was a member of the Pinnacle Lutheran Church in Henrietta. He is survived by his son, William (Sue) Gruschow of Seattle, WA; daughter Cheryl (James) Backus of Wyoming, NY; 13 Grandchildren; several great grandchildren; 2 brothers Charles (Shirley) Gruschow of Rush and Harold Gruschow of FL; sister Ethel Macomber of Rochester; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Carl and Clarence Gruschow, and sister Helen Specht. Memorial services were held Jan. 9 at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home in Geneseo, Rev. Donald Vogel of the First Congregational Church in Perry Center and Rev. Delbert Tiermann of Pinnacle Lutheran Church in Henrietta officiating. Internment will be at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the Livingston County Campus Skilled Nursing Facility, Murray Hill, Mt. Morris, NY, 14510 or Livingston County Hospice, County Campus Building #2, Mt. Morris, NY, 14510.
James W. Gwynn
James W. Gwynn, 97, of Caledonia died Dec. 17, 2001 at Highland Hospital after a short illness. James was born August 18, 1904 in Albany, NY to John R. and Catherine M. (Thomas) Gwynn. He was a farmer in Caledonia and a member of the National Grangel. James enjoyed hunting and fishing. He and his wife, Augusta, were the oldest living couple at St. Columba Church. James loved playing cards. James is survived by his wife of 73 years, Augusta (Cory) Gwynn of Caledonia; son, Edward Gwynn of Caledonia and friend Shirley Brown; daughter and son in law, Genevive and Bill McFee of North Chili; four grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren. His grandson, Thomas McFee predeceases him. Friends called Dec. 19 at the Alhart Funeral Home in Caledonia. His Funeral Mass was held Dec. 20 at St. Columba Church. Interment was held at St. Columba Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Caledonia Ambulance, P.O. Box 1, Caledonia, NY 14423 or the American Cancer Society, Lakes District, 14400 Winton Road, P.O. Box 10609, Rochester, NY 14610.
Irene A. Harness
Irene A. Rene Harness, 91, died January 1, 2002 at Strong Memorial Hospital. She was born July 4, 1910 in Rochester, the daughter of Edward and Anna (Hartwig) Sercu. Rene was a member of St. Agnes Church, Avon XYZ Club and Crazy Club. In earlier years she worked for Woodruff's Ice Cream and for over fifteen years she was a cashier for Star Food Market in Avon. Rene was predeceased by her husband Milton H. Harness, a daughter Cindy H. Harness and her grandson Mark R. Harness. She is survived by two sons, Richard (Dottie) Harness of Avon and Christopher (Lesia) Harness of Henrietta. One daughter Patricia Loomis of Avon and Son-in-law Walter Semmel Jr. of Avon. Ten grandchildren Catherine, Michael and Matthew Loomis, Colleen Moose, Mary Beth St. Clair, Christine Harness, Walter Semmel III, Jill Schlee, Nicholas and Jason Harness, nine great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends called on Thursday at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Avon. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday at St. Agnes Church, Rev. Thomas Statt and Barbara Swiecki officiating. Internment St. Agnes Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Avon Ambulance Fund, 60 Temple Street, Avon, NY, 14414.
Rose Kelly, 78, of Avon, died at her home Dec. 29, 2001. She was born in Avon, March 26, 1923 the daughter of Frank and Martha (Galsomino) Mendola. Rose was retired from the Birdseye Company in Avon. She is survived by her husband of forty years, Francis Kelly, a daughter, Valerie Taber of Conesus; granddaughter Debbie Everdyke; a brother and sisters-in-law Joseph and Shirley Mendola and Josephine Mendola all of Avon; two nephews and a niece. Friends called on Dec. 30 at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home Inc. in Avon. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was held Dec. 31 at St. Agnes Church, Rev. Daniel McMillin and Barbara Swiecki officiating. Interment at St. Agnes Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 10609 Rochester, NY 146510
Gustav Adolph Carl Amandus Loehr
Gustav Gus Adolph Carl Amandus Loehr of 5 Wildbriar Drive, Livonia died at the age of 88 on Dec. 23, 2001. He had been suffering from bone caner and was in hospice care at the time of his death. Born July 6, 1906 in Mt. Vernon, NY, son of John Adolph and Johanna Ramus Loehr, Gus worked as a paint chemist in NY and PA. After retirement he continued working in various capacities, including interim minister and apartment manager. He was a gifted amateur photographer and a skilled sailor. He held a US patent on an invention and was a Coast Guard Auxiliary Sailing Instructor. In the last 5 years he had built 4 boats, all seaworthy. All his life he was extremely faithful to and involved in his church, serving as a spiritual leader as well as teacher and committed member. He was predeceased by his wife, Helen Podzuweit and longtime companion Susan Marsland and his beloved sister, Margaret E. Loehr. He was presently a member at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Geneseo. He is survived by his children Johanna (Michael) Connelly, Paul (Laura Woodger) Loehr and Helen Thomas. 8 Grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Sister-in-law Meta (Podzuweit) Parker. A memorial service will be held at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 5015 Lakeville Road, Geneseo (Route 20A between Lakeville and Geneseo) on Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 11 am. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 5015 Lakeville Road, Geneseo, NY 14454. Arrangements by Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc.
Christine L. May
Christine L. May, 48, of 32 Hopkins St., Mt. Morris, died Dec. 29, 2001 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. She was born the daughter of William and Edith Marie (Johnson) Bailey on Oct. 6, 1948 in Warsaw, N.Y. She is survived by her husband of 19 years, Earl; two daughters, Brenda L. May and Edith Marie May, both of Mt. Morris; one son Bruce W. May of Oakland, N.Y.; four grandsons, Curtis, Nathan, Emahnde and Montel; three sisters, Charlotte May of Livonia, Lucille Nelson of Perry and Loretta Bailey of Mt. Morris; one cousin Margaret Post of Perry; and many nieces and nephews. Friends called Wednesday at the JOHN W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris where funeral services were held Wednesday with Pastor Gary Owens officiating. Burial, Grace Cemetery, Castile, N.Y. Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 277 Alexander St., Rochester, N.Y. 14607.
Eugene W. Price
Eugene W. Price, 81, of South Lima died Jan. 6, 2002 at his home. He was born the son of Fred and Elizabeth Clayman Price on April 26, 1920 in Rush, NY. He is survived by his wife Marian; his children David (Bonnie) Price of Valentine, NE, Carol (John) Miller of Avon, Daniel (Joyce) Price of Canaseraga, James Price of Dansville and Deborah (Kelly) Sutterlin of Belfast; 9 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. Brother Stanley (Lucy) Price of Prattsburg. Several nieces and nephews. Friends called Jan. 8 at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Livonia. His funeral mass was held Jan. 9 at St. Joseph's Church, Livonia with Rev. John Hayes officiating. Burial at St. Michael's Cemetery, Livonia. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Livingston County Hospice Fund, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris, NY 14510.
Louise M. Strobel
Louise M. Strobel, 86, formerly of Cohocton, died Jan. 5, 2002 after a short illness at the Steuben County Health Facility in Bath. Louise was born August 31, 1915 in Cohocton, the daughter of Frank and Carrie Biehl Strobel and was a Cohocton resident all of her life. A home maker, she also ran a farm with her parents and her brother Raymond. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Cohocton. Louise was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Carrie Strobel and her brother Raymond Strobel. She is survived by several cousins. Friends called Jan. 9 at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home in Wayland where a funeral service was held at the conclusion of calling; Rev. David Bernard officiating. Internment was at the Mapleview Cemetery in Cohocton. Contributions may be made in Louise's name to a charity of the donors choice.
Bettie M. Walker
Bettie M. Walker, 78, of Lakeville, formerly of Bradford, Pa., died suddenly Dec. 26, 2001. She was born the daughter of Frederick and Helen Fredericks Lunn on June 15, 1923, in Bradford, Pa. She was a bookkeeper at North West Savings and Loan in Bradford until her retirement. She was predeceased by her husband William P. Walker in 1991. She is survived by her daughter Audean (Edward) Gagliardy Jr. of Lakeville; uncle Clifford Fredericks of Arizona; aunts, Lucille Hanes of Bradford and Mary Swanson of Florida; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Friday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15 in Livonia where services were held following calling with the Rev. Tim Hazlettofficiating. Burial Limestone Cemetery, Limestone, N.Y. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to a charity of ones choice.