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Obituaries published the week of January 20, 2005
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In Memoriam

Anna Faye Cook

Geneseo resident

Anna Faye Cook, 97, of Morganview Estates in Geneseo, died Jan. 11, 2005 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. She is survived by her son William R. Cook of Geneseo; grandchildren, Paul Cook, Gualberto Fernandez, Angel (Erin) Quintero, Felix (Renee) Bui, Jason (Kathy) Hayes, Obn Taylor, Hieu (Jennifer) Huynh, Hanh Huynh, Hung Huynh, Eric Huynh, and Jimmy Huynh; great grandchildren, Gabrielle and Aidan Quintero, Sara Huynh; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband William H. Cook in 1990. She was born May 15, 1907 in Terre Haute, Ind., the daughter of Oscar and Clara Aker Harmon. She was a member of St. Michael's Church in Geneseo. No prior calling hours. Memorial services will be held Thursday, Jan. 27 at 4:30 p.m. at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 23 Main St. in Geneseo with Rev. Mark Lattime officiating. Entombment in Trinity Episcopal Church Mausoleum, Indianapolis, Ind. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Geneseo Foundation, Cook/Herzman Scholarship, Erwin 202, 1 College Circle, SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo NY 14454-1485. Arrangements: Rector-Hicks Funeral Home in Geneseo.

Richard W. Jasper

World War II Army veteran

Richard W. Jasper, 86, died peacefully Jan 14, 2005. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Jetta in 1996, grandson John M. Driscoll in 1989 and brother John in 2002. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Dennie (Driscoll) and Tim Bortree of Rush; granddaughter and husband, Shelly (Driscoll) and Bryan Read of Avon; great grandchildren, Baylee, Owen and Makenna Read of Avon; goddaughter and niece Janice Thornblom of Texas; niece Marcia (Gunter) Weinzierl of Reno, Nev.; nephew John (Chris) Jasper of Grand Junction, Colo.; grand nieces and great grand niece. He was a World War II Army veteran and served in the Pacific Theatre. No prior calling. A celebration of Dick's life was held Jan. 18 in the chapel at St. John's Home. In honor of Dick's love for life, a cocktail reception was held following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Focus on the Children, P.O. Box 31, Caledonia NY 14423 or St. John's Home, 150 Highland Ave., Rochester NY 14620. Arrangements by Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Livonia.

Gertrude E. Shanahan

Gertrude E. Shanahan, 90, of 285 Peppertree Dr. in Amherst, formerly of Sonyea, died Jan. 17, 2005 at Kenmore Mercy Hospital in Buffalo. She was born the daughter of Dr. William T. and Bridget (Fox) Shanahan on Nov. 12, 1914 in Sonyea. She was a graduate of D'Youville College in Buffalo. She worked at St. Peter's College in Jersey City, N.J. in the public relations department. She is survived by her two nieces, Carol Rico and Margaret Fischer, both of Williamsville; two nephews, Edward Jenkins of Florida and Daniel Jenkins of Snyder. She was predeceased by her parents; three brothers, Rev. James J. William and Daniel Shanahan; four sisters, Margaret Jenkins, Catherine, Mary and Ann Shanahan. No prior calling. Prayers will be said Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris, followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church at 10 a.m. Interment, St. Patrick's Cemetery in Mt. Morris. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick's Church Memorial Fund, Stanley St., Mt. Morris NY 14510. Condolences may be emailed to

Gladys M. Simms

Retired supervisor

Gladys M. Simms, 92, a retired cafeteria supervisor at Geneseo Central School, where she worked for many years, died Jan. 14, 2005 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. Miss Simms resided on Rorbach Lane in Geneseo and most recently at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo. She is survived by her brother, Thomas (June) Simms of Geneseo; sister-in-law Jean Simms of Geneseo; nieces, Pam Zimmerman, Penny Hamilton, Patty and Polly Simms; nephew Richard Reuben; great nieces, Brooke Park, Ashley Hamilton and Meah Tubiolo; great nephew Corey Hamilton; great great niece Eliza Jane Park. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Evelyn Simms and Dorothy Reuben and brother Francis Simms. She was born July 26, 1912 in Geneseo the daughter of Thomas and Mae Waterall Simms. She was a member of St. Michael's Church in Geneseo. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Monday. Funeral Services were held Jan. 18 at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Geneseo with Rev. Mark Lattime officiating. Burial, Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the Geneseo Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 428, Geneseo NY 14454.

Marjorie Louise Utz

Retired accountant

Avon - Syracuse - Niagara Falls: Marjorie Louise “Marge” Utz, 91, died peacefully, and went to be with her Lord, on Jan. 11, 2005 at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home in Livonia. She was born on Aug. 23, 1913 in Hornell, N.Y. the daughter of Charles and Emily Utz. She was a former resident of the Pinehurst Senior Living Community in Honeoye Falls, and Morgan Estates in Geneseo. She was a retired accountant and worked for Niagara Mohawk Corporation for 38 years. She was predeceased by her mother Emily Orman Utz, her father Charles Utz, and her brother Donald Utz. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Joyce Utz of Florida; several nieces, nephews, cousins, Sue and Roger Morey of Avon, Donna and Paul Sullivan of Caledonia; special extended family at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home; and many friends. Calling hours were held Jan. 13 and 14 at the Stephenson Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 350 Genesee St. in Avon where her Funeral Service was held Friday following calling hours with Rev. Carin Farmer officiating. Interment, Avon Cemetery in Avon. Memorial contributions may be made to the Avon Historical Society, 74 Genesee St., Avon NY 14414 or Conesus Lake Nursing Home Activity Fund, 6131 Big Tree Road, Livonia NY 14487.

John M. Waasdorp

Avon resident

John M. Waasdorp, 92, died on Jan. 7, 2005 at the Avon Nursing Home in Avon. He was born on Oct. 15, 1912 in Rochester, the son of Arthur and Gertrude Waasdorp. He retired after 30 years as a food broker for Keuka Sales in Buffalo and was a member of the National Food Brokers Association. He worked in the Quartermaster Corps during World War II. He was an avid golfer and hunter. He is survived by his wife of 70 year, Emmeroy “Dolly” Waasdorp of Avon; daughter Anne (Bruce) Bristol of Avon; sons, Curtis (Margaret) Waasdorp of MI, Bruce (Vicki) Waasdorp of East Amherst, Donald Waasdorp of Pennsylvania, Edward (Denise) Waasdorp of Wellsville; 15 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; sister Ruth (Emery) Corbett of Rochester; several nieces, nephews and friends. Private graveside service will be held at the East Avon Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements by the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Avon.