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Obituaries published the week of February 8th, 2001
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Margaret H. Dudley
Margaret H. ³Peg² Dudley, 91, died Jan. 30, 2001, at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo. Mrs. Dudley lived at 68 Center St. in Geneseo, prior to her admission into the Skilled Nursing Facility. She is survived by her husband Richard A. Dudley; one sister Betty Henson of Potomac, Md; several nieces and nephews. She was born Jan. 1, 1910, in Cuba, N.Y., the daughter of Robert and Margaret (Prescott) Howard. She and her husband Dick owned and operated the Ben Franklin Store in Geneseo and later the Western Auto Store, also located in Geneseo. She was a longtime member of St. Michaelıs Church. No prior calling hours. Memorials may be made to St. Michaelıs Church, 23 Main St., Geneseo NY 14454. Memorial services were held Feb. 3 at St. Michaelıs Episcopal Church in Geneseo with Rev. Mark Lattime officiating. Interment, the St. Michaelıs Church Memorial Urn Garden. Reference: Rector Hicks Funeral Home, Inc., 111 Main St. in Geneseo.
Franklin W. Ernst
Franklin W. Ernst, 61, of Asheville, N.C., formerly of Spencerport, died Jan. 26, 2001 at Memorial Hospital in Asheville, N.C. He was born the son of Elsworth and Elnora Webster Ernst on Feb. 20, 1939, in Rochester. He was a U.S. Marine Veteran. His is survived by his wife Jacqueline Ernst of Asheville, N.C.; daughter Dana Ernst; grandson Anthony Paul Ernest, both of Asheville, N.C.; one brother; four sisters including Caroline Stambaugh of Pennsylvania; several nieces and nephews including Charlene (Robert) Versluis of Wayland. Friends called Wednesday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15 in Livonia where funeral services were held Thursday with the Rev. Richard Hass officiating. Burial, Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Springwater. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Livingston County Hospice Fund, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510.
Dr. Harold T. Karl
Dr. Harold T. Karl, 77, a retired music professor at SUNY Geneseo, where he worked for 26 years, died Jan. 30, 2001 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Dr. Karl lived on Melody Lane in Geneseo. He is survived by his wife Virginia George Karl; son George T. Karl of Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Kathryn Ann (Benjamin) Cruz Jr. of Warrenville, Ill., Lisa Marie Karl of Geneseo; granddaughter Lauren Cruz of Warrenville, Ill; two brothers, John Karl of Detroit, Mich., William (Delores) Karl of Port Ritchie, Fla.; sister Gloria Hansor (sister) of Sun City Center, Fla.; nieces and nephews. He was born March 31, 1923, in Detroit, Mich., the son of Ewald and Mollie (Abernethy) Karl. He served in the Army during World War II, enlisting on March 19, 1943, in Detroit, Mich. and being discharged on March 22, 1944, in Nashville, Tenn. Dr. Karl obtained his Bachelorıs Degree from Michigan State University in 1950, his Masterıs Degree from the University of Tulsa in 1951 and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1971. He began teaching in Geneseo in 1962 and retired in 1988 from the music departmentıs School of Performing Arts. He was a 26 year member of the Geneseo Baptist Church and served on the Board of Directors for Livingston-Wyoming A.R.C. No prior calling hours. Memorials may be made to Geneseo Baptists Church, 26 Center St., Geneseo NY or Geneseo Foundation, SUNY Geneseo, Erwin 202, Geneseo NY 14454-1485. Funeral services were held Feb. 2 at the Geneseo Baptist Church with Pastor Iliff Khan officiating. Burial, Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo. Reference: Rector Hicks Funeral Home Inc., 111 Main St. in Geneseo.
Elwin (Smitty) Smith
Elwin (Smitty) Smith, 77, of 5 Bush Ave., Wayland, died Feb. 1, 2001, at the Vincent House in Wayland. He was born Sept. 1, 1923, in Websters Crossing, the son of Ario and Sarah King Smith, residing in Perkinsville his early life prior to moving to Wayland in 1949. He married the former Norma Schledorn July 2, 1949 in St. Maryıs Church in Dansville. Prior to retiring in 1985 he was the Plant Superintendent and a supervisor for the Gunlocke Company where he was employed for over 45 years. He was a member of the Gunlocke Retirees, a life member of the Wayland Fire Department, Meals on Wheels and a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II serving in the South Pacific and a member of the Wayland American Legion. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Norma; a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Kevin Pebbles of Wayland; a son and daughter-in-law, Steven (Jake) Smith and Linda McLaughlin of Perkinsville; five grandchildren, Bobbi Jo Smith of Reno, Sarah Smith of Wayland and Benjamin Smith of Perkinsville, Dylan and Sean Pebbles of Wayland; his sister Beatrice page of Niagara Falls; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Sunday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland. A prayer service was conducted Monday in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Josephıs Church in Wayland. Interment, St. Josephıs Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Smittyıs name to Vincent House, P.O. Box 566, Wayland NY 14572.
Patricia A. Arend
Patricia A. Arend age 52 of Wheelock Road Leicester, NY died suddenly Saturday January 27, 2001 as the result of a motor vehicle accident. She was born the daughter of Henry and Isabelle Mastin Swager on May 9, 1948 in Dansville, NY. She is survived by her husband of 36 years Edward, her daughter Lonni (Steve) Carroll, son Edward Arend, granddaughter Kaileigh Carroll all of Leicester. Sisters Barb (Ed) Rogers of Avon, Jody Morse of Florida. Brothers Joseph (Patty) Swager of Tuscarora, Henry ³Butch² (Margaret) Swager of Dansville. Several nieces and nephews and close friends. Friends may call Tuesday 2-4, 7-9 at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Route 15, Livonia where funeral services will be held Wednesday 10:30 am with the Rev. Neil Freud officiating. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association of M.A.D.D.