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Obituaries published the week of January 18, 2007
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In Memoriam

Shirley M. Bradshaw

Livonia resident

Shirley M. Bradshaw, 77, of 4820 Pennemite Road in Livonia, died Jan. 13, 2007 at her home. She was born Dec. 8, 1929 in DuBois, Pa. the daughter of John Boyer Sr. and Margaret Ketchpole. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Springwater. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Earl Bradshaw Sr.; her children, Denny (Jeanne) Nelson of Erie, Pa., Earl Bradshaw Jr. of Dansville, Janice (Charles) Moss of Conesus and Patricia (Michael) Hart of Charleston, S. C.; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by five brothers. Friends called Monday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Route 15 in Livonia. Funeral Services were held Tuesday at the Church of the Nazarene with the Pastor Dennis Swart officiating. Burial, Morningside Cemetery in DuBois, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Nazarene, 8498 Springwater-Wayland Rd., Springwater NY 14560.

Herman L. Frederick

Herman L. Frederick, former supervising principal of Honeoye Central School (1951-1973), passed away on Jan. 8, 2007. He was 94. He is predeceased by his parents Archie and Violet Frederick; sister Annette; wife Elizabeth (Betty) Frederick. He is survived by his sister Dorothea Frederick of Mt. Morris; daughters, Janet (David) Brown of Atlantic Beach, Fla. and Mary Sue Crusoe of Livonia; granddaughters, Karen (Todd) Crusoe of Livonia, Catherine Brown of Jacksonville, Fla., Christine (Lee) Countryman of Livonia; grandsons, Michael Brown of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Kevin Crusoe of Livonia, John (Chrissy) Crusoe of Raleigh, N.C. and nine great grandchildren. Mr. Frederick was a graduate of Fredonia Normal School in 1933 where he was active in sports and president of his class. He began his career in education teaching in one room schools in Forestville and Limestone, N.Y. While teaching in Cuba, N.Y. he earned a Bachelors Degree from the University of Buffalo and a Masters Degree from St. Bonaventure University and did considerable post graduate work at Alfred University. He served as principal of schools in Jasper, N.Y. and Ripley, N.Y. before coming to Honeoye in 1950. He retired in 1973. Mr. Frederick and his wife Betty were very active in the community. He was a member of the Honeoye Masonic Lodge and Jamestown Consistory. An avid golfer, he belonged to the Livingston Country Club in Geneseo for over 30 years where he was Club Champion in 1961-1964 and set a 9 hole course record scoring a 64 for 18 holes. The current course record remains 64 for 18 holes, having been matched but not beaten. Mr. Frederick qualified for the NYS State Armature twice and shot his age in the Great Lakes Seniors. Hunting and target/skeet shooting were also a favorite pastime. An excellent marksman, he enjoyed shooting with his granddaughter and her husband, Christine and Lee Countryman, in his later years. A Memorial Service will be held at the United Church of Christ in Honeoye on Monday evening, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. In lieu of flower memorial contributions may be made to the Teresa House, 21 Highland Road, Geneseo NY 14454 or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home.

John A. “Jack” Gunther

Avon resident

John A. “Jack” Gunther, 73, of 2167 Lakeville Road in Avon, died Jan. 13, 2007 at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born in Rochester Feb. 1, 1933 the son John F. Gunther and Regina Popp. Prior to retirement he was an electrician in the Local 86 electrical union. He also had been a farmer and had previously been a partner in a fertilizer business in Avon. He was a member of the Wayland Seventh Day Adventist Church. He also was a former member of the East Avon Fire Department and the Avon Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife Margaret Hanna Gunther; his children, David (Lisa) Gunther of Avon, Carol (Mike) Devine of Campbell and Sara Jean Gunther of Honeoye; his stepchildren, Thomas (Barb) Gillen of El Paso, Texas, Kathy Stevens of Avon, Mary (Mark) Emmighausen of Avon and Patti Wilson of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; his brother Gordon Gunther of Florida; several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend his memorial service Saturday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m., at the Bay Knoll Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2639 Ridge Road East in Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston County Hospice, 2 Murray Hill, Mt. Morris NY 14510. Arrangments entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Route 15 in Livonia.

Rosemary O'Neill Haak

Livonia resident

Rosemary O'Neill of Livonia, died suddenly on Jan. 9, 2007. “She was as old as her little finger.” Rescued by her guardian angels to be reunited with her heavenly father in the presence of her devoted husband of 68 years, Chester A. Haak and her family. The daughter of Nicholas and Helen O'Neill, Rosemary was born in Rochester. Her life long spiritual and religious beliefs channeled her energy and delivery of services to her family and community. A daily communicant, she was coordinator of the Religious Education Program at St. Joseph's Church, a member of the Rosary Altar Society and a Eucharistic Minister. She was in merchandising at B. Forman and a reporter for the Rochester Times Union and Democrat & Chronicle, Rosemary was also involved in numerous volunteer organizations and served on the Livingston County Board of Mental Health. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, her love of family encompassed her life and she especially enjoyed visits from her grandchildren. Rosemary was preceded in death by her sister Dorothy and sons, Frederick C. and Thomas M. Haak. She is survived by daughters, Patricia (Thomas) Baumgartner of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Mary Ann (William) DiBerardino of Wellsville, N.Y., Susan Goossens (John) Barnacastle of Birmingham, Ala.; son John (Robbyn) Haak of Livonia Center; daughter-in-law Nancy Haak of Pittsburgh, Pa.; brother John (Norma) O'Neill of Pittsford; sisters, Helen Kelly of Rochester, Louise S. Kelly of Syracuse; grandchildren, Holly Sarver, Robin Azer, Mark, James, Timothy and Andrew Haak, Thomas Baumgartner, Thomas, David, Timothy and John DiBerardino, Kristen Goossens Anderson, Amy Goossens, John and Jennifer Haak; 16 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Jan. 13 at St. Matthew Church in Livonia, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home.

Dorothy Daisy (Lathan) Hamilton

Caledonia resident

Dorothy L. Hamilton of Caledonia died peacefully in her 93rd year on Jan. 14, 2007 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester . She was born Aug. 17, 1914 in LeRoy , N.Y. to Charles Jay and Helen Lathan. Mrs. Hamilton retired from Caledonia-Mumford Central School after 26 years of service. She was a member of the Daughters of American Revolution, the Big Springs Historical Society and a member St. Andrew's Episcopal Church of Caledonia for 63 years. Mrs. Hamilton enjoyed spending time with her family and traveling. She is survived by her sons Thomas (Mary Catherine) and John Hamilton, both of Caledonia; grandchildren, Monica, David Hamilton, Kathleen (Joseph) Johnson, Jeffrey Hamilton, Kristin Phillips and Thomas Ennis; great-grandchildren, Brett, Oliver, Aaron, Tyler and Zachary; nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Her husband, Bill predeceased Mrs. Hamilton in 2002. Family and friends called Tuesday at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St. in Caledonia . Her Funeral Service was held Wednesday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 175 North Street in Caledonia . Interment, Mumford Rural Cemetery . Memorials may be made to the church. The family would like to thank the LeRoy Village Green Rehabilitation Floor, and the Palliative Care Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital for excellent care.

Lena M. Leone

Mt. Morris resident

Lena M. Leone, 85, of 15 Bonadonna Ave., Mt. Morris, died Jan. 9, 2007 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. She was born on Oct. 20, 1921 in Mt. Morris, the daughter of Antonio and Concetta (Curro) Radesi. She was a life resident of Mt. Morris. She and her husband Charles owned and operated the Genesee River Hotel and Restaurant in Mt. Morris from 1956 to 1963. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church and the Widow's support group at St. Patrick's. She is survived by her loving family, two daughters, Nancy (Frank) Lader of Rochester and Connie (Lowell) Dennison of Mt. Morris; six grandchildren, Jeffrey Lader, Amy (Tim Duprey) Lader, Stephen (Lisa Stio) Lader, Doug (Bev Deming) Dennison, Dave Dennison and Dean (Jackie) Dennison; eight great grandchildren, Corey, Carly, Molly, Nicholas, Natalie, Jamie, Stephen and Carmen; two sisters-in-law, Sarah Macaluso and Rose Leone, both of Mt. Morris; one brother-in-law James (Gen) Leone of Cambridge; several nieces and nephews and many dear and loving friends. She was predeceased by her husband Charles, parents, Antonio and Concetta Radesi, sister Anna Radesi and four brothers, Dominic, Joe, Anthony and John Radesi. She loved baking, cooking, sewing and entertaining. She cherished her family and friends and always made time for them. Friends called Friday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St., (Route 408) in Mt. Morris where prayers were said Saturday followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick's Cemetery, Mt. Morris Ambulance Fund or one's favorite charity. Condolences may be emailed to

David E. Richardson

U.S. Army veteran

Retsof - David E. Richardson, 64, of Retsof Road, died suddenly Jan. 13, 2007 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw, N.Y. Mr. Richardson was employed by M & T Trucking Company in Pavilion. He is survived by his wife Barbara Post Richardson; two sons, Thomas Jarvis of Groveland and Ernest Jarvis of Geneseo; grandchildren, Brian (Jesse) Jarvis of Leicester, Nicole Jarvis of Groveland, Tricia (Michael) Davis of Darien, Michelle Jarvis of Corfu, Jason (Christine) Jarvis of Geneseo, Nathan Jarvis of Ithaca, Heather Jarvis of Avon; eight great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Donald Richardson of Couperville, WA, Phil (Arlene) Richardson of Akron, N.Y., Hubert (Pearl) Richardson of Leander, Texas, Betty Lou Barber of Livonia, Marcel Richardson of Leander, Texas, Gail ( (Tom) Walder of Newfane, N.Y., Judy Richardson of Geneseo; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his son David Jarvis, his grandson Deryck Sibley and his daughter-in-law Marge Jarvis. He was born Feb. 6, 1942 in Warsaw, N.Y. the son of Claude and Evelyn Jacob Richardson. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean Conflict. David owned and operated D.E. Richardson and Sons, a contracting firm in Retsof for 25 years. He had been employed at M & T Trucking for the last 15 years. Visitation was held at Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Jan. 16 where private Funeral Services were held Jan. 17 with Rev. Christopher Ortego of the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Geneseo officiating. Burial, Lakeville Cemetery in Groveland with Military Honors.

M. Jeanne Rowland

Livonia resident

M. Jeanne Rowland, 86, of 5 North St. in Livonia, died Jan. 13, 2007 at the Hurlburt Nursing Home where she was admitted on Jan. 8. She was born in Conesus on July 1, 1920 the daughter of Lawrence Webster and Grace Wampold. She was a member of the South Livonia United Church of Christ and the Harrison-Lee American Legion Post Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, William V. Rowland; her children, Richard Rowland, Kathy (Don) Perrin and Mark (Merri) Rowland, all of Livonia; her grandchildren, Steve, Mike, Jenny, Jodi (Jonathan) and William (Nicole); several nieces, nephews and cousins. Private Funeral Services were held with Rev. Susan Forsythe officiating. Burial, Oak Ridge Cemetery in South Livonia. A Celebration of Her Life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 2-4 p.m. at the Harrison-Lee American Legion Post in Livonia Center. Memorial contributions can be made to South Livonia United Church of Christ, P. O. Box 648, Livonia NY 14487 or the Ladies Auxiliary of the Harrison-Lee American Legion Post #283. Arrangements by - Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home in Livonia.

Anna M. “Ann” Sweet

South Lima resident

Anna M. “Ann” Sweet, 98, of South Lima, died Jan. 13, 2007 at Highland Hospital. She was born in Inwood, West Virginia on Nov. 22, 1908 the daughter of James Farley and Eva Siglin. Prior to retirement she was employed by SUNY Geneseo. She was a member of the former St. Joseph's Church and the St. Matthew Church in Livonia, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Harrison Lee American Legion Post in Livonia, and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Livonia Fire Department. She was a Gold Star Mother. Ann was predeceased by her husband, Newton and children First Lt. James N. Sweet and Sharon Ann Cornelius. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Edie Sweet of Rochester; her grandchildren, James (Becky) Sweet, Jennifer (Jason) Bendix, Tracy (Norman) Albright, Randy Cornelius and Shannon (Penny) Cornelius; six great grandchildren. Friends called Wednesday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Route 15 and 20A in Livonia. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Richard Schatzel officiating. Burial, St. Michael's Cemetery in Livonia. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthew Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 77, Livonia NY 14487.