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Obituaries published the week of January 12, 2006
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Nancy Fraser Barefoot
Webster - Nancy Fraser Barefoot, died suddenly, Jan. 7, 2006. She was a loving mother and grandmother and died unexpectedly from pneumonia. She was born on April 21, 1944 and was a longtime resident of West Hampton Beach, LI. She relocated to Webster five years ago. She was predeceased by her parents, Ralph and Charlotte Fraser. She is survived by her children, Kim Barefoot, Scott (Lisa) Barefoot of Caledonia, Debbie (Jeff) Harrington and Tim Barefoot; sisters, Janet Johnston and Jessie (Chuck) Broadbent; grandchildren, Megan, Thomas and Alice Barefoot, Matty and Nick Harrington; in additon to many loving friends and relatives. Services were held at the Anthony Funeral & Cremation Chapel in Webster, N.Y. Contributions in her memory may be directed to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Upstate NY Chapter, 1650 South Ave., Ste. 100, Rochester NY 14620.
Theda M. Morello
Mt. Morris resident
Theda M. Morello, 59, a developmental aid for Dogwood Day Treatment Center in Dansville, died Jan. 2, 2006 at her residence on North Main St. in Mt. Morris. She is survived by her husband Ronald; daughter Melissa Morello of Perry; mother, Ila Strait of Mt. Morris; four sisters, Debra (Sam) Provino of Mt. Morris, Barbara Mayo of Mt. Morris, Marlene (Richard) Barnhardt of Geneseo, Yvonne Boughton of Leicester; two brothers, Louis Strait of Pennsylvania, William (Mary) Strait of Geneseo; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Willard Strait. She was born Sept. 2, 1946 in Woodhull, N.Y. the daughter of Willard and Ila Brewer Strait. Visitation was held Wednesday at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo where Funeral Services were held Jan. 5 with Deacon George Spezzano of St. Patrick's Church officiating. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo.
Leslie J. Nesbitt
Nunda/Geneseo - Leslie J. Nesbitt, 47, an employee of New York State's Division for Youth at Industry, died Jan. 8, 2006 at the Teresa House Hospice in Geneseo. Mr. Nesbitt resided on South Walnut St. in Nunda and was previously from Geneseo. He is survived by his wife Molly Keihl Nesbitt; his children, Mark, John and Margaret Nesbitt at home; his parents, Gordon and Margaret of New Mexico; sisters, Melanie (Walter) Mackey of New Jersey, Mary (Dan) Sloan of Gilbertsville, N.Y., Celeste (Tec) Ryan of Cooperstown, N.Y., Nancy Nesbitt of California; brother David Nesbitt of California; dear friend Gail Hawley of Avon; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother Dick Nesbitt. He was born Feb. 7, 1958 in Ithaca, N.Y. the son of Gordon and Margaret DeRycke Nesbitt. He was a graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo. No prior calling hours. Memorial Services, Jan. 11 at 3 p.m. at the Nunda United Methodist Church with Rev. Carl Chamberlain officiating. Interment, private. Memorials may be made to the Teresa House, 21 Highland Rd., Geneseo NY 14454. Arrangements: Rector-Hicks Funeral Home in Geneseo.
Charles S. Traxler
Charles S. Traxler, 70, passed away Dec. 12, 2005 at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, Fla. He was born March 18, 1935 in Syracuse, N.Y. After retiring as groundskeeper for the City of North Palm Beach, Fla. he moved to Brooksville. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Dansville, N.Y. He was predeceased by his daughter Deborah Leigh Traxler Howland. He is survived by his wife Gloria Traxler of Brooksville; two daughters, Cheryl Diekmann of Lantana, Fla. and Pamela (Tony) Araujo of Royal Palm Beach, Fla.; one son, Charles Scott Traxler, Jr. of Lake Park, Fla.; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild; two cousins, Pat Tuchrello of Avon and James Brandt of Santa Cruz.