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Obituaries published the week of February 1, 2007
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Estelle T. (Doyle) Bader
Estelle T. (Doyle) Bader, 92, of County Road 37 in Honeoye, died Jan. 29, 2007 at her home. She was born Dec. 25, 1914 in Rochester the daughter of Maurice and Florence Albrecht Doyle. She was a former member of St. Anne Church in Rochester and its Altar and Rosary Society. Currently, she was a member of St. Mary's Church and its Rosary and Altar Society. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Joseph C. Bader; her children, Tom (Janice) Bader of Syracuse, Patricia (Tom) Seeley of LeRoy, Bill (Michele) of Portland, Ore., Peggy (Dave) Brady of Romulus, Mike (Connie) Bader of Fairport, John (Karen) Bader of Fairport, John (Karen) Bader of Penfield; 14 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; her brother, William (Mary) Doyle of Rochester; her sister, Anne Marie Rochenstein of Rochester; and nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday 3-7 p.m. at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, 8796 Briggs St. in Honeoye. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Honeoye with Rev. Richard Shatzel officiating. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church, Honeoye NY 14471.
Mildred A. Daley
Mildred A. Daley, 86, a retired teacher from Holy Spirit Catholic School in Henrietta, died Jan. 25, 2007 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. Mrs. Daley resided on Johns Arbor Dr. in Rochester and had previously resided in both Geneseo and Lima. She is survived by her children, Michael (Nancy) Daley of DeBary, Fla., Maureen Daley of Kenmore, N.Y., Mary Ann (Al Tringail) Daley of Honolulu, HI; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; sister Jean Knoll of Bayville, Long Island; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her husband John Jack Daley in 2004, a former Mayor of Lima She was born June 13, 1920 in Brooklyn, N.Y. the daughter of Edward and Kate Carstensen Cunningham. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home Inc., 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Monday. Funeral Mass was held Jan. 30 at St. Mary's Church in Geneseo with Father Patrick Connor officiating. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 435 East Henrietta Rd., Rochester NY 14620.
Carlton B. Hank Gregg
U.S. Army veteran
Carlton B. Hank Gregg, 74, of 4974 High St. in Cuylerville, died Jan. 25, 2007 at Strong Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was born the son of Walter and Helen (Bailey) Gregg on Dec. 23, 1932 in York. Prior to his retirement in 1994 he was employed as a supervisor at Sabin Metal Corporation in Wheatland for over 17 years. He had also worked at Stromberg Carlson in Rochester for 23 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Hally-Allen American Legion Post 1341 in Sonyea for 50 years. He is survived by four children, Laurie (Sam) Maggio, Eugene (Patty) Gregg and Glenn Gregg, all of Leicester and James (Shelly) Gregg of Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren; sister, Lorraine Perrin of Avon; several nieces and nephews; and a very dear friend, Kay Clayton of Cuylerville. He was predeceased by his wives, Jeannette in 1985 and Margaret in 2005 and son Walter in 1978. Friends called Sunday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St., (Route 408) in Mount Morris where Funeral Services were held Sunday with Rev. David Missell officiating. Interment, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Fowlerville. Memorials may be made to Cuylerville Ambulance Fund. Condolences may be emailed to JohnWMartinFH@aol.com.
Louis J. Johnston Sr.
Louis J. Johnston Sr., 89, of Caledonia/Avon, died Jan. 23, 2007 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Born to Alfred and Catherine Johnston, Louis was born Jan. 18, 1918 in LeRoy N.Y. He retired from Johnston Mobile Home Sales in Caledonia. Mr. Johnston was a 50-year member of the Mason Eunice 930, Caledonia and a member of the Moose Lodge 2276 in Lepher Hills, Fla. He was also an auctioneer and owned and raced horses. He is survived by his wife Sharon of Avon; son, Louis Johnston Jr. of Caledonia; grandchildren, Steven, Roger and David Johnston; great granddaughters, Brittany, Kayla and Ciera; sister, Shirley Burdick of Caledonia; several nieces and nephews. His first wife, Doris Johnston predeceased Mr. Johnston in 1997. Friends called Jan. 25 at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St. in Caledonia. His Memorial Service was held at United Presbyterian Stone Church in Caledonia on Jan. 26. A private interment was held at Mumford Rural Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Joyce Ann Finlay Kornbau
Joyce Ann Finlay Kornbau on Jan. 23, 2007 went to be with God after a long battle with cancer. She was a lifetime resident of Livonia. She graduated from Livonia Central School in 1960 and went to RBI. She married Joe Kornbau and lived her life with him for 45 years. Joyce worked at the Livonia Gazette office for several years while also making and decorating cakes for graduations, weddings, baby showers and other special occasions. She later was employed at the DMV and retired from there after 19 years. She loved working with the public and was always pleasant and smiling. Joyce was an avid lover of music, playing piano for the high school musical productions, serving as accompanist for her high school chorus and an organist for 45 years at many churches in the area, including the Congregational Church on High St., the church in South Lima and most recently at the church in Livonia Center. She had recently retired from playing to enjoy her grandchildren and her many flower gardens. Joyce was a courageous and loving woman who battled with cancer three times and yet stayed the amazing woman she always was through it all. She will be missed by her family and the community. She was predeceased by her father and mother, Stuart J. Finlay and Madeline Red Finlay. She is survived by her loving husband, Joseph Kornbau and four children, Dawn Mulvaney, Tammy (Jim) Dixon, Kyle (Tina) Kornbau, Kirk (Lynette) Kornbau and nine grandchildren, Kirstin Mulvaney, James and Carlene Dixon, Kayleigh and Jonathan Kornbau, Anthony Wilcox, Kirk Jr., Abigail and Kendra Kornbau; brother Todd Finlay; aunt Althea Crane; nephew Clint Finlay and many cousins. Contributions to be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Livonia Center for the Piano Restoration and Organ Fund. A church service was held Jan. 27 at the First Presbyterian Church in Livonia Center. Arrangements entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home in Livonia.
Gerald G. Morsch
World War II veteran
Gerald G. Morsch, 90, of Big Tree Road in Lakeville and Lady Lake, Fla., died Jan. 16, 2007 in Leesburg, Fla. He was born the son of Joseph and Kathryn Yohon Morsch on Sept. 12, 1916 in Livonia. He was a World War II decorated veteran and served overseas for over four years. He was employed at A.R. Gilmore's Feed Mill in Lakeville and was a retiree of the Conesus Lake Sanitation Plant. He was a member of the VFW and former Fire Commissioner of the Lakeville Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a member of the former St. Joseph's Church and a member of St. Matthew Church in Livonia. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Ginny; children, Michael (Leslie) Morsch of Springwater, Judith (Dave) Custard of Allegany; grandchildren, Beth (Craig) Whittaker, Dan (Diane) Morsch, Jim Morsch, Tom (Katie) Morsch, Jeff and Josi Morsch, Stephen, Kyle and Kathryn Custard; three great grandchildren; sisters, Helen Morsch of Avon, Oleta Kipp of Rochester, Arlene Johnston of Geneseo and brother Paul (Fran) Morsch of Alabama; several nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Friends may attend his Memorial Service, Friday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15 in Livonia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Matthew Church, Box 77, Livonia NY 14487 or to Lakeville Volunteer Fire Department, Lakeville NY 14480.
Elizabeth A. Smolik
Elizabeth A. Smolik, 83, a resident of Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mount Morris, died Jan. 24, 2007 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. Mrs. Smolik resided at Morgan Estates in Geneseo prior to her entry into the nursing facility. She is survived by one brother James (Wulam) Zunno of Florida; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Smolik. She was born Jan. 3, 1924 in Queens, N.Y. the daughter of August and Violet Wall Zunno. No prior calling hours. Graveside Services will be held Saturday, April 7 at 10 a.m. in Lakeview Cemetery in Groveland. Memorials may be made to Livingston County C.N.R. Activities Fund, 1 Murray Hill Dr., Mount Morris NY 14510.
John David Traber
Former Perry resident
John David Traber, 76, of Kennesaw, Ga. died Jan. 20, 2007 at Austel Health Care in Smyrna, Ga. Prior to moving to Georgia he lived in Sarasota, Fla. since 1966 and before that he was from Perry, N.Y. He was born April 30, 1930 in Perry, the son of George M. Traber and Isabelle Sanford Traber. His parents used to own the former Perry Knitting Mill. He was the vice president of Research and Development at the Perry Knitting Mill until 1966; then he was a self-employed restaurateur. He attended Perry High School; alumni of class of 1949 Wheaton Academy of Wheaton, Ill.; class of 1954 Wheaton College; employee of the college from 1954-1960 where he was a trainer of all the sports teams; leader of Sea Scouts in Perry in the early 1960s. He is survived by his wife, Verna Lee Price Traber (married June 17, 1961); daughters, Heidi (Eric) Rosen of Smyrna, Ga., Lorilee (Dean) Mouchlis of Glenburnie, Md.; brother, George M. (Beth) Traber III of Caledonia; two grandchildren, Addison Rosen and Natalie Mouchlis; several nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Memorial Service will be held Friday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. at Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, 98 N. Main St. in Perry. Burial, Glenwood Cemetery in Perry. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements by: Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, 98 N. Main St. in Perry.
John E. Woolston
John E. Woolston, 76, of Livonia, died Jan. 24, 2007 after a long, courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his loving wife, Sylvia; his children, Brenda (Al) Hettrick of Dansville, Bambi Witherow of Livonia, Chris Woolston of Sparta and Brian Woolston of Lakeville; grandchildren, Ryan (Jolene), Patrick and Jeff Witherow, Michael Raffard; great grandchildren, Brooke Ann, Carter and Austin; special sister-in-law and caregiver, Sally Witter. He was predeceased by his parents, Ray and Bessie Woolston, his brother, Ray (Doris) Woolston, sisters, Dorothy (Ken) Mannion, Ruth (George) Mott. John was born March 31, 1930. He graduated from Livonia Central School and entered the United States Coast Guard. Upon his return, he went to work at Brion Appliances in Geneseo as an electronics technician. He met the love of his life, Sylvia Witter at the local soda fountain. They were married on May 24, 1958 and resided in Livonia their entire lives. John became a District Manager for the Democrat and Chronicle and Time Union newspapers all the while still repairing televisions. Upon leaving the newspapers he eventually went to work at the United Church of Livonia as secretary. He was employed at the church for over 20 years. While working at the church, he became circulation manager for the local newspaper, The Clarion. He was with The Clarion for 17 years only leaving once his health would not permit him to continue. When he left his position as secretary at the church, he went to work for Kemp's/STA driving school bus. He truly enjoyed being a professional driver. John was a life long member of the United Church of Livonia. He was a member of the church choir for many years. As a member of the Livonia Masonic Lodge he served as Master and Order of the Eastern Star serving as Patron for several years. John was a key character in six of the Livingston District Order of the Eastern Star Country Chaos shows where he was known for his joke telling and singing. He served as the Boy Scout leader of Troop 103 and Webelos leader of pack 74 in Livonia. John was dedicated to his wife and family. He loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He appreciated all the help he received during his illness. The many phone calls and visits and other expressions of friendship were cherished by John. Friends and family were received at the Kevin Dougherty Funeral Home Jan. 28 and a Funeral Service was held Jan. 29 at the United Church of Livonia. Memorial contributions can be made to either the Livonia Masonic Lodge or the United Church of Livonia.