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Obituaries published the week of January 17, 2002
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Robert O. Bonehill
Robert O. Bonehill, 83, a retired machinist for Eastman Kodak in Rochester, died Jan. 07, 2002 at Winter Haven Memorial Hospital in Winter Haven, FL. Mr. Bonehill lived in Winter Haven, with previous residences in Chili and Sparta, NY. He was born Nov. 14, 1918 in Rochester, the son of Frederick and Frances (Volkmar) Bonehill. Bob was a member of the Dansville VFW, ERAC Masonic Lodge #163 in East Rochester and the Chili Volunteer Fired Dept. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, enlisting on Dec. 3, 1943 in Rochester. He was discharged April 6, 1946 at Ft. Dix, NJ, receiving the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, a Good Conduct Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. He is survived by his wife, Betty; one daughter, Carol (Charles) Becker of Geneseo; grandchildren Kevin (Susan) Becker of Ft. Oglethorpe, GA, Karen (George) Swanson of Dunkirk, NY; great-grandchildren Samantha, Ethan, Chala, Caleb and Lauren; stepchildren Patricia (Ralph) Iams of FL, Rodney Brown of OH, Marcus (Charlotte) Brown of FL, Paula (Curtis) Winkle of OH; 10 step-granchildren, 1 step great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Mildred Hauck Bonehill in 1989. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home in Geneseo on Friday where a Masonic Service was held. Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 am at the Geneseo United Methodist Church with Rev. Nadine Graham officiating. Burial will be in Grove Place Cemetery, Chili. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1400 North Winton Road, Rochester, NY 14609 or the Dansville Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 235 Dansville, NY 14437.
Joseph M. Cleary
Joseph M. Cleary, 53, of Lima, died suddenly Jan. 13, 2002 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born the son of Joseph and Anne Grodginski Cleary on Aug. 26, 1948 in Bronx, NY. He has been in the United States Postal Service for 30 years and has been Post Master at the Livonia Post Office for the past ten years. He was a member of St. Timothy's Lutheran Church in Geneseo, where he was very faithfully committed to the building of the new church and he also held many positions within the church. Joe was also a Vietnam veteran of the Air Force. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Stella; his children Elizabeth (Matthew Grzeskowiak) Cleary of West Henrietta and Brian Cleary of Lima; sisters Gerry (Vincent) DiPompei of Pleasant Valley, NY and Judy O'Donnell of Middletown, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends called Tuesday and Wednesday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Livonia. His funeral service was held Thursday at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church in Geneseo. Burial was held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Geneseo. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to St. Timothy's Church.
Bernard T. Conway
Bernard T. Conway, 87, died on Jan. 8, 2002 at the Latta Road Nursing Home, in Rochester. He was born Oct. 18, 1914 in Lima, the son of Dennis B. Conway and Elizabeth (Malone) Conway Bernie was a retired gardener for the Eastman House in Rochester. He is survived by his sister Mary Rose Johnson of Bayside, NY; 2 brothers and sister in law Br. Robert Conway (Holy Trinity Mission) of Adelphi, NY and John (Jeanette) Conway of Rochester. Calling hours were held at the O' Connell-Dougherty Funeral Home, Lima. His funeral Mass was held at St. Rose Church. The Rev. Larry Gross officiating. Interment at St. Rose Cemetery, Lima. Contributions may be made to a charity of your choice in his memory.
Carmela Tillie Correnti, 87, of Bridgewater, NJ died Jan. 12, 2002 at her residence. Mrs. Correnti formerly resided at Pebble Beach in Lakeville. She and her husband Frank owned and operated The Village Corner Clothing Store in Geneseo. She was born Nov. 21, 1914, the daughter of Christopher and Maria (Camiola) Indivino. She is survived by one son, John Correnti of Ashburn, VA; one daughter Marilyn (Frank) McMahon of Whitehouse Station, NJ; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; three brothers, Frank Indivino of CA, John (Mary) Indivino of Leroy, Vincent (Marge) Indivino of Rochester, many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank in 1972, her brother Joseph Indivino and sister Grace Furney. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home in Geneseo on Tuesday. Funeral Mass was held Wednesday at St. Mary's Church in Geneseo with Father Daniel McMullin officiating. Burial will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Mt. Morris. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Church in the form of Masses for the repose of her soul.
Mary L. Crane
Mary L. Crane, 53, of Geneseo, formerly of Livonia, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. She was born the daughter of Walter and Ruth Allen Booher on April 15, 1948 in Warsaw, NY. She was a teacher's aide at the Livingston County BOCES in Leicester. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, David, he daughters Lisa (Marvin) Randolph of South Livonia and Colleen Crane of Geneseo; granddaughter Kyra Crane of Geneseo; sisters Shirley (Milton) Lowery of AZ, Betty (Ronald) Sawdey of Livonia; brothers Bruce (Rose) Booher of Livonia Center, Leonard (Christine) Booher of Wayland; Mother-in-law Ethel Crane of S. Livonia, sister-in-law Juanita (Chuck) Markin of NM; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Sunday 2-4, 7-9 at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Route 15, Livonia where services will be held Monday 10 am with the Rev. Gary Ferner officiating. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Teresa House, 21 Highland Road, Geneseo, NY 14454 or the Monroe County Special Olympics, 1 Grove Street, Pittsford, NY 14534.
Edna Ruth Learn
Edna Ruth Learn, 91, of 5 Murray Hill Dr. in Mt. Morris, died Jan. 13, 2002 at her home. She was born the daughter of Walter S. and Edna M. (Welsh) Hawthorne on January 5, 1911 in Depew, N.Y. She attended schools in both Niagara Falls and Buffalo where she graduated as a RN from the University of Buffalo School of Nursing in 1933. She had resided in Buffalo, Hamburg, Ithaca and most recently in Mt. Morris. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Mt. Morris and the Mary Jemison Chapter of the Eastern Star. She assisted in putting St. John's Church on the national register. She also loved cooking, golf, bridge, travel, singing, dancing and her family. She is survived by seven children, G. Emerson (Cheryl) Learn of Albuquerque, N.M., Sallie E. (Bernard) Jasek, James M. (Linda) Learn, Richard D. Learn and Cathie M. LaDelfa, all of Rochester, Chris M. (James) McPherson of Erie, Pa. and Janet R. (Franklyn) Babb of Lubbock, Texas; twelve grandchildren and six great grandchildren; one sister, Betty Burr of Buffalo; and one brother, Harold Hawthorn of Attica; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband G. Emerson Learn, MD. No prior calling. Memorial Service to be held Saturday, Jan. 19, at 11a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, State St. in Mt. Morris with the Rev. Butch Mothersell officiating. Interment, Mt. Morris Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, State St., Mt. Morris NY 14510. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE JOHN W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, MT. MORRIS.
Warren Nichols, 78, of Caledonia, died Jan. 14, 2002 at Heritage Manor of LeRoy. He was born March 2, 1923 in Limestone, ME to Joe and Olga Nichols. Bus was a longtime Dairy Farmer and a member of the Caledonia Fire Department. He is survived by his sister June (Cyril) Hechler of Maine and their three daughters; half-brother Paul Nichols of Texas and half sister Joanne Baxter of IN; many nieces and nephews and other relatives. Dear friends Jane Peers and Bill Relyca, nephews, Edward (Rosemary) and Wayne (Diane) Winter, friends and staff at the Heritage Manor of LeRoy, including special friend, Margaret Aramino, also survive him. His wife, Helen Nichols, predeceased him. Friends called Weds. at the Alhart Funeral Home in Caledonia where his Funeral Service will be held Thurs. at 11 am. Interment will be held at Mumford Rural Cemetery, Mumford. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Caledonia Fire Department, P.O. Box 1, Caledonia, NY 14423.
Maxine G. Thew
Maxine G. Thew, 92, died on Jan. 6, 2002 at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Mt. Morris, NY. She was born Jan. 28, 1909 in North Adams, MA. She was a graduate of Geneseo Normal School College and worked for a short time as a teacher. She was retired from Avon Central School where she worked as a cafeteria manager. She was predeceased by her husband Warren Thew in 1973, son Warren P. Thew and great grandson Ryan Helfman. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Ronald K. (Felicia) Thew of Avon; 2 grandchildren, Ronald K. Thew of Avon, Kristine Helfman of Charlotte, VT; 2 great grandchildren Jared and Shannon Helfman; daughter-in-law Lisbet Thew of Zurich, Switzerland; cousin Elaine Pestel of West Bloomfield; close friend Mary Sharpe of Honeoye Falls, NY. Funeral services were held at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Avon. Rev. Dr. Thomas Taylor officiating. Interment at the Oakridge Cemetery, Lima, NY.Contributions may be made to the CURE Childhood Cancer (200 Westfall Road, Rochester, NY 14620) in her memory.
Evelyn M. Schwan Trautlien
Evelyn Evie M. Schwan Trautlien, 83, of North Warren Road, Tucson, AZ died Jan. 6, 2002 at the Odyssey Hospice Care in Tucson, AZ after a long illness. Evie was born Sept. 29, 1918 in Wayland, the daughter of Fred Mock and Theresa O'Connor Schwan. Residing her early life in Wayland, she graduated from St. Joseph's School, Wayland Central School, Geneseo Normal School and later earned a degree in Special Education from Lake Erie College. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. Evie married Robert F. Trautlien July 13, 1946 and moved to New Milford PA from 1946-1949 the later Jefferson, OH. from 1965-1982 and finally residing in Tucson, AZ from 1982 until her death. She taught Special Education in Ft. Ticonderoga, NY, Ithaca and Jefferson, OH. Evie was active in school, civic and church affairs in Dansville, Jefferson and Tucson. She was a Eucharistic Minister in Jefferson and Tucson and an auxillian (volunteer) at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tucson for many years. Evie was predeceased by her husband, Robert in 1983; her parents, Theresa in 1964 and Fred in 1965; a sister, Josephine Simmons in 1955. She is survived by three sons, Fred (Leslie) Trautlien of Edison, NJ, Thomas (Barbara) Trautlien of Albuquerque, NM and Mark J. Trautlien and wife Margaret Gaetano of Tucson, AZ; 2 daughters, Jude Trautlien and husband Mark Axer of Tucson, AZ and Marylu (Scott) Torrison of Loveland, OH; one sister, Mary Mandel of Arlington, TX; granddaughters Suzanne (Tom) Saccomanno of Medford, NJ, Sarah H. Trautlien of Marlton, NJ, Stephanie Trautlien of Denver, CO, Valerie Trautlien of Spanaway, WA. and Elizabeth Torrison of Loveland, OH; one grandson Christopher Torrison of Loveland, OH; 1 great granddaughter, Krista Gleiforst of Denver, CO; brother-in-law David (Angela) Trautlien of Illion, NY; sisters-in-law Helen Marie DeGraff of Ithaca and Louise (Robert) Cronin of Binghamton; several cousins including John Renolds of Wayland; several nieces, nephews, and grand- nieces and nephews. Friends called Friday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home in Wayland. Prayer services were held Saturday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Wayland. Internment St. Joseph's Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Evie's name to: St. Joseph's School Memorial Fund, Fremont Street, Wayland, NY, 14572.
Ruth B. Wheeler
Ruth B. Wheeler, 87, life long resident of Rush, died Jan. 8, 2002 at her home. She was born Sept. 21, 1914 in Rush, the daughter of Eugene and Olive (Evans) Barker. Ruth was a sales clerk at Sibley's at Southtown Plaza for many years, retiring in 1964. She was a member of the Avon VFW Ladies Auxiliary and volunteered at the Veteran's Hospital in Batavia. Her hobbies included bird watching and gardening. Predeceased by her husband William Wheeler in 1994, she is survived by two sons, John W. Wheeler of Westmont, IL and Richard E. (Ronnie) Wheeler of Rush; three grandchildren, J.R. Wheeler, Michelle and Robert Livingstone; great-grandson Ian Hicks; one sister Grace Allen of PA; an aunt Mildred Evans of Pittsford; a niece, Cheryl (Ron) Johnson of PA. Friends called on Thursday at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Avon where her Funeral Service was held Friday at 11 AM, Rev. Dr. Thomas Taylor officiating. Internment was held at Pine Hill Cemetery in Rush. Memorials may be made to the Rush Volunteer Fire Department, Rush, New York, 14543.