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Obituaries published the week of February 5, 2004
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In Memoriam

Thomas E. Arthur

Korean Conflict veteran

Avon: Thomas E. Arthur, 70, died Jan. 26, 2004 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Mr. Arthur was born on Sept. 16, 1933 in Rochester the son of Everett “Dutch” Arthur and Adelaide (Earl) Arthur. He was retired from Jones Chemical in Caledonia where he worked as Vice President of Operations and Procurement. He was an avid golfer and Buffalo Bills fan for many years. He was a Navy veteran and served during the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife of five years, Janet (Gosson) Arthur of Avon; three daughters, Nina Hardiman of California, Deborah (Greg) Coyne of Avon, and Diane (John) Bodine of Geneseo; three sons, Daniel (Keri) Arthur of Illinois, Andrew Arthur of Irondequoit, Terry Arthur of Avon; two sisters, Nancy (Ray) White and Diane Sangelo, both of Florida; nine grandchildren; two great grandsons; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours and Funeral Services were held at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Avon with the Rev. Larry Beman officiating. Interment, Avon Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14620 in his memory.

John H. Bouman


John H. Bouman, formerly of Binghamton, died peacefully in Rochester on Feb. 1, 2004 after a brief illness at Rochester General Hospital. He was born the son of Bernard and Valborg Jacobsen Bouman on April 24, 1917 in Chicago, Ill. He was an engineer at ANSCO in Binghamton. He was predeceased by his wife Lois. He is survived by his sons, John K. Bouman of Rochester and Peter H. Bouman of Brackney, Pa.; grandsons, Jeffrey S. Bouman, Jonathon D. Bouman and Dr. Peter H. Bouman, Nathaniel F. Bouman and Thomas H. Bouman; his daughter-in-law Katharine H. Bouman and many good friends. A private memorial service for family will be held at a later date. In place of flowers, the family requests that you send a gift to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Livonia. At the end he was happy with his family and bade farewell with fond gratitude to his lifelong friends.

Christina May Calnan

Owner of Calnan Farms

Christina May Calnan, 95, owner of Calnan Farms in Leicester, died Jan. 29, 2004 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw where she has been a patient for a short time. Miss Calnan resided on the family farm located on York Road in Leicester. She is survived by several cousins and longtime friend and caregiver Robert Cuozzo of Leicester. She was born Oct. 20, 1908 in Leicester the daughter of Milo and Minnie (Thomas) Calnan. She was a graduate of the Tanton School in Leicester. No prior calling hours. Private funeral services were held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo. Interment will be in Leicester Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Cuylerville Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 247, Leicester NY 14481.

John P. Daley

World War II veteran

John P. Daley, 91, a retired electronics engineer for General Dynamics in Rochester, died Jan. 26, 2004 at the Avon Nursing Home. Mr. Daley resided on Ivy Lane in Geneseo and was previously from Lima. He is survived by his wife Mildred Cunningham Daley; his children, Michael (Nancy) Daley of Debary, Fla., Maureen Daley of Kenmore, N.Y., Mary Ann (Al Tringali)Daley of Honolulu, Hawaii; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brother E. Bruce (Elizabeth) Daley of Geneseo, Mary McKeown of Lantana, Fla., Catherine Daley of Geneseo; several nieces and nephews. He was born May 18, 1912 in New York City the son of John and Sarah (Fleming) Daley. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He served the Village of Lima as Mayor. He was a member of the Francis Dalton American Legion Post in Lima. He was also a member of the Livingston County Association of Sportsman's Clubs. He wrote and had a large number of articles published in various outdoors magazines. Visitation was held at Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Friday. Funeral Mass was held Saturday at St. Mary's Church with Father Daniel McMullin officiating. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the Avon Nursing Home Memorial Garden, 215 Clinton St., Avon NY 14414 or the Alzheimers Association, 435 East Henrietta Rd., Rochester NY 14620.

Margaret Hill

Delco retiree

Margaret Hill, 90, of Hillside Dr., Livonia, died Jan. 30, 2004 at the Teresa House in Geneseo after a long illness. She was born the daughter of Cornelius and Louise Retzloff Libbert on Nov. 30, 1913 in Newark, N.Y. She was a retiree of the former Delco Company in Rochester. She was a member of the Lakeville Basketeers and Quilting Group. She is survived by her husband Leon “Peanut” of Livonia; sister Alice Robyn of Newark; niece Janis (Gary) Weaver of Livonia; nephews, Aaron (Michelle) Weaver of Geneseo, John Weaver of Livonia. No prior calling. Friends attended a Funeral Service Tuesday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia with the Rev. Jan DeMocker officiating. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Teresa House, 21 Highland Road, Geneseo NY 14454.

Ruth E. McMartin

Burroughs retiree

Ruth E. McMartin, 89, of Commercial St. in Livonia, died Jan. 26, 2004 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. She was born the daughter of Walter and Genevieve Kennedy Slattery on Oct. 21, 1914 in Rochester. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Livonia. Ruth was an avid bowler, bingo and card player. Ruth was a Dictaphone operator at Burroughs in Rochester, retiring in 1977. She was predeceased by her husband Leonard; brothers, Walter and Paul Slattery; sister Junior Tomson; grandson Daniel James Carlin. She is survived by her loving daughters, Patricia (Backus) Knapp and Judy (Roger) Carlin, Ruthie's 3rd Angel, Nancy Vonglis; beloved grandchildren, Greg (Tamara) Backus, Lisa (Butch) Backus, Shari (Michael) West, Julie (Thomas) Steely, Scott (Julie) Backus, Jennifer (James) Clark, Susan Carlin-Weber, Amy Carlin Raymond, Lori Carlin and A. J. (Sharyn) Carlin; 19 great grandchildren; sister-in-law Janet Slattery and brother-in-law Peter Tomson; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Thursday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15 in Livonia. Her Funeral Mass was held Friday at St. Joseph;s Church on Washington St. in Livonia with the Rev. John H. Hayes officiating. Burial, St. Michael's Cemetery in Livonia. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to St. Joseph's/St. William's Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 77, Livonia NY 14487 or the Noyes Memorial Hospital Hospice Fund, Dansville NY 14437 or the Livingston County Hospice Fund, #2 County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510.

Concetta Peritore

Former Mt. Morris resident

Concetta Peritore, 78, of 335 S. Main St., Perry, formerly of Mt. Morris, died Jan. 29, 2004 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. She was born the daughter of Joseph and Lena (Timineri) Peritore on April 29, 1925 in Mt. Morris. She was a resident of the Perry ICF Home in Perry since 1993. She is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins; friends and staff at the Perry ICF Home. No prior calling. Funeral Mass to be held Tuesday, Feb. 3 at St. Patrick's Church in Mt. Morris at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Daniel McMullen officiating. Interment, St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to one's favorite charity. Arrangements by the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. in Mt. Morris. Condolences may be emailed to