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Obituaries published the week of January 16, 2003
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Mary T. Adamson
Mary T. Adamson, 84, formerly of Groveland, died Jan. 8, 2003 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. Mrs. Adamson had been a resident at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home in Livonia for the past eight years. She is survived by two daughters, Lynne Stewart of Henrietta and Jane Adamson of Caledonia; two granddaughters, Laura (David) Davis of Henrietta and Kimberly (Billy) Griffin of Rochester; great granddaughter Noelle Davis of Henrietta; former son-in-law Maurice Stewart of Rush; many nieces, nephews and in-laws. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Adamson in 1998. She was born Jan. 15, 1918 in Groveland, the daughter of Carroll and Bertha (Passage) Titsworth. She was a graduate of the Geneseo Normal School. She was a longtime member of the Groveland Federated Parish. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Friday. Funeral Services were held Jan. 11 at Groveland Federated Parish with Rev. Sally Glassbrook officiating. Burial, Lakeview Cemetery in Groveland. Memorials may be made to Groveland Federated Parish, 6616 Groveland Hill Rd., Groveland NY 14462 or Conesus Lake Nursing Home, 6131 Big Tree Rd., Livonia NY 14487.
Robert F. Campbell
Robert F. Campbell, 81, of Mumford/Avon, died Dec. 21, 2002 at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo. Robert was born in Mumford to Thomas and Mary (Krautwrst) Campbell on Sept. 8, 1921. Robert was a World War II veteran and a member of the Mumford VFW. He owned and operated a grocery store in Mumford for 17 years. Robert also worked in the maintenance department for St. Jerome's Hospital, Batavia and later managed apartments in Arcadia, Calif. He is survived by his wife Lois (Legg) Campbell of Geneseo; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Joseph Augino of Wilmington, N.C.; son, Daniel Campbell of Avon; two grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one great great grandson; sisters, Eleanor Hill of Caledonia, Helen (William) Gardner of Mumford, Mary Caroline Allen of Scottsville; many nieces and nephews. Friends called Dec. 28 at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St. in Caledonia where his service was held following calling. Interment, Mumford Rural Cemetery in Mumford. Memorials may be made to the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility, Recreation Fund, 4223 Lakeville Rd., Geneseo NY 14454.
Ralph W. Cy Church
Ralph W. Cy Church, 89, of 201 Aster Dr., Horseheads, N.Y., formerly of Murray St., Mt. Morris, died Jan. 8, 2003 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. He was born the son of Wellington and Elsie (Leaty) Church on Jan. 21, 1913 in East Rochester. He married Neva Stockings on June 1, 1946. Prior to his retirement in 1970 he was employed as a dairy worker at Craig Developmental Center in Sonyea for over 23 years. He was a veteran of the Army during World War II. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Mt. Morris, Mt. Morris American Legion Post, Disabled Veterans of Mt. Morris and CSEA. He is survived by his son Ralph A. (Susan) Church of Horseheads; one granddaughter Katrina Church of South Port and one great granddaughter Brooklyn Nichols of South Port; one sister-in-law Doris Church of Ontario; one nephew James Church of Ontario. No prior calling. Funeral Mass to be held Saturday at St. Patrick's Church at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick's Cemetery, 46 Stanley St. in Mt. Morris. Arrangements by the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St., Mount Morris.
Neva M. Church
Neva M. Church, 81, of 201 Aster Dr., Horseheads, N.Y., formerly of Murray St., Mt. Morris, died Jan. 8, 2003 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. She was born the daughter of Arthur and Neva (Nichols) Stockings on Oct. 14, 1921 in Leicester. She married Ralph Church on June 1, 1946. Prior to her retirement in 1979 she was employed as a dining room attendant at Craig Developmental Center in Sonyea for over 20 years. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Mt. Morris and CSEA. She is survived by her son Ralph A. (Susan) Church of Horseheads; one granddaughter Katrina Church of South Port and one great granddaughter Brooklyn Nichols of South Port; one brother Edward Stockings of Mt. Morris; and one sister Agnes Hughes of Rochester; one nephew. No prior calling. Funeral Mass to be held Saturday at St. Patrick's Church at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick's Cemetery, 46 Stanley St. in Mt. Morris. Arrangements by the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St., Mt. Morris.
Jean L. Coe
Jean L. Coe of Honeoye began her new life Jan. 10, 2003 at the age of 67. She was born the daughter of Joseph and Florence Snee Lyons on Nov. 5, 1935 in Erie, Pa. She was very involved for many years in the Rochester area restaurants in many aspects. Recently she was a purchaser of food for the Daisy Flower Mill in Penfield. She is survived by her loving husband Robert C. Coe; daughter Kathy Cantlay; son and daughter-in-law, Robert M. and Michelle Coe; stepdaughters, Debra and Paul Bradish and Shelley (Norbert) Dynski; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. No prior calling. Services to be announced at a later date. Burial, Mt. Hope Cemetery in Rochester. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Serenity House, 1278 Brace Road, Victor NY 14564. Arrangements by the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc.
Joy Colter, 89, of 28 Kellogg Road, Cortland, formerly of the area, died Jan. 9, 2003 at the Northwood at Cortland Nursing Home in Cortland. She was born the daughter of Charles and Yolanda McClain Colter on July 4, 1913 in Kenmore, N.Y. She is survived by her sister-in-law Phyllis Colter of South Carolina; several nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Services at the convenience of the family. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Geneseo. Arrangements by the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc.
William B. FitzPatrick
William B. FitzPatrick, 82, of Wayland, entered into eternal peace Saturday morning, January 11, 2003 at Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Bill was born April 13, 1920 in Dansville, NY. He was the son of Bernard and Gertrude (Murphy) FitzPatrick. Bill resided in Ossian and the Dansville area in the early part of his life. He graduated from St. Patrick's Catholic Grade School and then Dansville Central High School. Subsequent to high school, Bill served his country in the United States Army/Air Force. It was during this time that William entered into a loving marriage with Leona Grein. Together they traveled to Nebraska, Florida and California before settling down in the Wayland area, enjoying 63 amorous years together. Bill worked the majority of this life for the New York State Department of Labor. After approximately 32 years with the labor department he decided to retire. Bill was also a lifelong sheep farmer and together he and Leona owned and operated Shamrock Farms. Shamrock Farms is a purebred sheep farm that produced many champions and first place sheep as the couple traveled to numerous shows that included county fairs, international livestock shows, and the Canada Winter Royal. Bill and Leona took great pleasure and pride in e hard work it took to develop these champion sheep and they fondly remember and enjoyed the people they met by traveling to these different shows. Along with being a veteran of the United States Service, Bill was a past Town Councilman for Springwater, a member of the Springwater American Legion, a past president for the Program Committee of the Livingston County 4H and a lifelong communicant of St. Joseph's Church. It was through all this hard work, community and church involvement that Bill's children mentioned how he greatly influenced them during his life. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Leona as well as his seven children; William FitzPatrick of New Mexico, Charles (Nancy) FitzPatrick of Dansville, Timothy FitzPatrick of Vestal, Dan (Lynn) FitzPatrick of Wayland, Colleen (Gregory) Knapp of York, Laureen (William) Howe of Wayland, and Doreen (Gregory) John of Seneca Falls, 26 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends called 2-4 and 7-9 Tuesday, January 14 at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 West Naples Street, Wayland. A prayer service was held at 10:30 am Wednesday, January 15, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am at St. Joseph's Church, Wayland. Interment immediately followed the Mass at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Wayland. Contributions in Bill's memory may be made to St. Joseph's School, 209 Freemont Street, Wayland, New York 14572.
Helen Hodges, 99,of Pine Trail, Honeoye Falls, died Jan. 8, 2003 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. She was born the daughter of Raymond Meyer and Ina Osler on July 20, 1903 in Mildred, Pa. She attended Geneseo Normal School and was a Special Needs Teacher for York Central School. She retired in 1965. She was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her daughters, Betty Jane (George) Bahrenburg of Rush, Marlyn (James) Dukelow of Pavilion, Nancy (Leroy) Taber of Wales Center, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Charles. No prior calling. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment, Mildred, Pa. at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made to Pinnacle Lutheran Church, 250 Pinnacle Rd., Rochester NY 14623. Arrangements by: Henry D. Halloran Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 5781 West Henrietta Rd., West Henrietta NY 14586.
Adeline C. Kenyon
Adeline C. Kenyon, 85, of Rochester, died on Jan. 7, 2003 peacefully at the Shore Winds Nursing Home in Rochester. She was born the daughter of Leonard and Jennie DeDe DeWind on April 18, 1917 in Penfield. She was a retiree of Eastman Kodak Company. She is survived by her loving daughters, Sandra (Richard) Nickles of Ceres, Calif. and Sharon (Gerald) Hassett of Greece; brothers, John (Kay) and Gilbert DeWind; sister Theda Heidt; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Friday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15 in Livonia, where funeral services were held following calling. Burial, Union Cemetery, at the convenience of the family. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Arthritis Foundation, 3300 Monroe Ave., Suite 319, Rochester NY 14618.
Alice R. Knight
Alice R. Knight, 96, of St. John's Home in Rochester, formerly of Honeoye, died Dec. 30, 2002 at St. John's Home. She was born the daughter of Frank and Florence Page Knight on Nov. 27, 1906 in Rochester. She was a retiree of Eastman Kodak Company. She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Honeoye. She is survived by many nieces and nephews; also several great nieces and great nephews. No prior calling. Friends attended her Funeral Mass Thursday at St. Mary's Church in Honeoye with the Rev. Edward Zenkel officiating. Arrangements by the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc.
Marie E. Logan
Marie E. Logan, 87, of Rochester, formerly of Honeoye, died Jan. 11, 2003 at the Hill Haven Nursing Home. She was born the daughter of Patrick and Anna Beahan Logan on Feb. 18, 1915 in Canandaigua. She was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, the A.B.W.A., the Legion of Mary, Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary. She volunteered at the American Red Cross and the Canandaigua Veterans Hospital for 12,701 hours in her 47 years of service. She was predeceased by her sisters, Irene and Frances and her brother Bernard. She is survived by her sister-in-law Helen Logan of Penfield; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, cousins and many dear friends. Friends may call Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at St. Andrews Catholic Church, 923 Portland Ave., Rochester, where her Funeral Mass will be held following visitation at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Mayer officiating. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery, Honeoye. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc.
Mabel K. Maher
Mabel K. Maher, 85, of Avon, died Jan. 10, 2003 at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo. She was born the daughter of John and Sadie Barber McDonough on April 19, 1917 in Oil City, Pa. She was predeceased by her husband Blair in 1987. She is survived by her sons David (Dawn) Maher of Avon, Larry (Pamela) Maher of Baldwinsville, N.Y.; grandchildren, Timothy and Marissa Maher; several nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Services, at the convenience of the family. Burial, East Avon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility, Lakeville Road, Geneseo NY 14454 or to Camp Good Days and Special Times, 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Road, Mendon NY 14506. Arrangements by the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc.
Kenneth Meilutis (Grandpa Ken), 61, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 10, 2003 at his home in Dansville. He was born June 12, 1942 in Kane, Pa. He was the son of Alexander and Zelda (Wolfgang) Meilutis. Grandpa Ken, was he was known to most everyone, lived the majority of his life in the Rochester area until approximately ten years ago when he moved to the Dansville/Wayland area. Most of his life, Ken was a general handyman specializing in electrical and plumbing employment at Morris E. Plumbing, CP Ward's and Agway. However it was the last ten years of which he took great pleasure in working with the Stevenson family on their farm in Springwater. He loved working on the farm regardless of rain, snow, sleet or hail. If he could be outside, he was. Along with his great pleasure for farming, Grandpa Ken enjoyed hunting and fishing, taking along anyone from the farm that wanted to go. Another important time period of Ken's life was during the Cuban Missile Crisis in which he served his country in the United States Air Force for approximately seven years. He was a member of the Naples VFW, and also a member of the American Legion. Ken was predeceased by both his parents, Alexander and Zelda Meilutis and a sister Ruthann Meilutis. He is survived by his daughters, Kristie (Joe Perkins) Stevenson of Wayland and Rebecca Kimble of Titusville, Fla.; three grandchildren, Nathan of Wayland along with Coty and Marissa of Titusville, Fla.; other close family members are the Stevenson family, Rich, John, Hugh, Jenny, Rhonda, Collin, and Chandler; special friends, Gloria LeBarron and Eileen Krawczyk and family; one brother, Denny Meilutis of Marion, N.Y. and other cousins, nieces and nephews. Family and friends called Sunday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St., Wayland. His Funeral Service was officiated by Rev. Leroy Mast Jan. 13 at the funeral home. Contributions in Ken's memory may be made to St. Joseph's School, 209 Fremont St., Wayland NY 14572.
Arthur J. Price
Arthur J. Price, 51, of Canandaigua St. in Cuylerville, died Jan. 9, 2003 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. Mr. Price was employed by Levey Lawn Maintenance of Piffard. He is survived by his wife Diane Olyer Price; stepson Scott (Melanie) Fitt of West Bloomfield; parents, Lewis and Sarah Price Sr. of Cuylerville; sister Betty (Scott) Ball of Florida; brothers, Sam (Jackie) Price of Avon, Danny (Sue) Price of Lakeville, Lewis (Barb) Price of Piffard, Milton (Missy) Price of Lakeville, Donnie (Barb) Price of Leicester, Andy (April) Price of Lakeville; nieces and nephews. He was born April 28, 1951 in Wayland, the son of Lewis and Sarah (Lowery) Price Sr. He was an Honorary Member of the Mt. Morris American Legion. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home Inc., 111 Main St. in Geneseo Saturday where Funeral Services were held following calling with Rev. Ben Lowery officiating. Burial, Leicester Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family at 2920 Canandaigua St., Leicester NY 14481.
Ethel G. Templeton
Ethel G. Templeton, 92, a retired teacher at the old Groveland School, where she taught for 22 years, died Jan. 9, 2003 at her residence on Jones Bridge Road in Geneseo. She is survived by several cousins including Dr. Roy (Bev) McTarnaghan of Florida, Donald (Pam) McTarnaghan of Florida, sister Marie Betty Ann McTarnaghan of Springville, N.Y. and dear friends, Helen and Marion Crowell of Nunda. She was preceded in death by her husband George Templeton in 1978. She was born May 25, 1910 in Geneseo, the daughter of John and Mary (McTarnaghan) Gibson. She was a graduate of the Geneseo Normal School. In addition to teaching in Groveland, she also taught four years at Geneseo, five years at Mt. Morris and six years at Nunda Schools. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Saturday followed by Funeral services with Rev. Kathryn Stimson of the Central Presbyterian Church in Geneseo officiating. Burial, Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the Geneseo Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 428, Geneseo NY 14454.