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In Memoriam

Rita Brickwood

Retired nurse

Rita Brickwood, 91, of 14 E. State St. in Mt. Morris, died Feb. 4, 2005 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. She was born the daughter of Fred and Maude Robinson on April 22, 1913 in Ogdensburg, N.Y. She had resided at the Livingston County Campus Skilled Nursing Facility in Mt. Morris since 1997. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a nurse at Craig Developmental Center in Sonyea for many years. She is survived by her two sons, Joseph of Mt. Morris and Philip of Florida; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Friends called Monday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. in Mt. Morris. Memorial may be made to the Mt. Morris Fire Department or the Ambulance Funds. Condolences may be emailed to JohnWMartinFH@aol.com.

Mary Sue Cooper

Mumford resident

Mary Sue Cooper, 54, died peacefully with her family at her side from complications of diabetes, cancer and kidney failure. She was employed at Conti Packing Company for 20 years; she worked at Cal-Mum for many years; she was an honorary member of the Mumford Fire Department; and a volunteer for the Caledonia Ambulance. She is survived by her beloved husband, Robert “Coop” of 36 years; two daughters, Sandy Thurman, USN of West Palm Beach, FL; Trish Ruf, USMC of Culpepper, VA; sisters, Veronica (Don) Pullyblank of Caledonia, and Evelyn (Bob) Grattan of Scottsville; several sister and brother-in-laws; several nieces and nephews, and her beloved pets. Friends called Thursday at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 West Main Street, Caledonia. Funeral Mass was Friday, at St. Columba Church, Caledonia. Private Interment. Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.

Beatrice A. Hamilton

Former Batavia resident

Beatrice A. “Bea” Hamilton, 77, of Rochester, formerly of Batavia, died Feb. 3, 205 at the Monroe County Community Hospital in Rochester. She was born the daughter of Harold and Hazel (Buchinger) Mann on Sept. 9, 1927 in Warsaw, N.Y. She was a member of the Genesee County Women's Aglow Association. She is survived by her four children, Shirley Schenck of Rochester, Heidi Blood of Virginia, Robert Schenck of Florida and Sandra (Terry) Pugh of Virginia; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; one sister Pauline (Herman) McDonald of Delaware; two brothers, Charles Mann of Florida and Donald Mann of Leicester; many nieces and nephews. Friends called Monday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris, where Funeral Services were held following calling hours. Burial, Mt. Morris Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Genesee County Women's Aglow. Condolences may be emailed to JohnWMartinFH@aol.com.

Rodney G. Harris

Army veteran

Rodney G. Harris, 47, of 7186 Sonyea Road, Sonyea, died suddenly Feb. 1, 2005 at the Bath VA Hospital in Bath, N.Y. He was born the son of Phillip and Dorothy (Rowe) Harris on May 1, 1957 in Philadelphia, Pa. He was a veteran of the Army having served from 1975 until 1981. He was a member and chaplain of the Hally-Allen American Legion Post #1341 in Sonyea. He also was a member of the National Guard Unit in Geneseo and Army Reserve in Rochester. He was employed by Fingerlakes DDSO in Rochester. He is survived by his wife Diana; three children, Philip and Candice, both of Mt. Morris and Geron of McGuire AFB, NJ.; three brothers and three sisters; many nieces and nephews; two great nieces and two great nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Philip and Dorothy Harris. Friends called Saturday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. in Mt. Morris. Graveside services were held Monday at Bath National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Hally-Allen American Legion Post #1341. Condolences may be emailed to JohnWMartinFH@aol.com.

Leon F. Hill

World War II Navy veteran

Leon F. Hill, “Peanut,” 79, died Jan 31, 2005 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. He was born the son of Harvey and Clara Flood Hill on June 16, 1925 in Livonia. He was a World War II Navy veteran. Peanut was predeceased by his wife Margaret on Jan. 31, 2004. He was a retiree of Delco. He is survived by several nieces and nephews including Janice (Gary) Weaver of Livonia, Aaron (Michelle) Weaver of Geneseo, John Weaver of Livonia and Marissa Weaver of Geneseo; sister-in-law Alice Robyn of Livonia. Friends called Friday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia, where services followed calling. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Teresa House, 21 Highland Road, Geneseo NY 14454.

JoAnne Benson Moore

Former Cuylerville resident

Joanne Benson Moore, 51, of East South St. in Geneseo, died Jan. 31, 2005 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. Mrs. Moore had previously resided in Cuylerville. She is survived by her husband William M. Moore; son Michael (Jamie) Moore of Mt. Morris; daughter Christine (Brian) Hall of Geneseo; granddaughters, Allison and Miranda Moore of Mt. Morris; mother Patsy Jones of Geneseo; stepmother Tecla Benson of Lima; brothers, Stephen Benson of Nevada, Mark (Debbie) Benson of Arizona; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father Albert Benson in 1995 and sister Pamela Criswell in 2002. She was born June 18, 1953 in Rochester, the daughter of Albert and Patsy Iler Benson. Visitation was held Thursday at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo where Funeral Services were held Feb. 4 with Rev. John Zatkiewicz of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Geneseo officiating. Burial, Avon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Cuylerville Ambulance Fund, P. O. Box 247, Leicester NY 14481.

Mary Flynn Parent

Retired teacher

Mary Flynn Parent, 85, a retired teacher at Holcomb Campus School in Geneseo, died Jan. 31, 2005 at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo. Mrs. Parent resided on Crossett Road in Geneseo prior to her entry into the nursing home. She is survived by her daughter Mary Ellen (Gary) Haff of Bath, N.Y.; her son Charles (Debbie) Parent of Geneseo; two granddaughters, Heather (Nicholas) Hyer of Canandaigua; Hillary Haff of Fredericksburg, Va.; and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Leo E. Parent on Dec. 29, 2002. She was born July 16, 1919 in Rochester the daughter of Charles and Bertha McDonald Flynn. She was a graduate of the Geneseo Normal School and a member of St. Mary's Church in Geneseo. She taught at the Holcomb School on the Campus of SUNY Geneseo until 1974 when she retired upon the closing of the school. Visitation was held Friday at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo. Funeral Services were held Feb. 5 at St. Mary's Church in Geneseo with Father Daniel McMullin officiating. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the Geneseo Fire Department, P.O. Box 428, Geneseo NY 14454 or the Alzheimers Association, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester NY 14620.

George J. Pfenninger

Retired farmer

George J. Pfenninger, 80, of Churchville died February 4, 2005 at the Wedgewood Nursing Home, Spencerport, N.Y. He was born November 5, 1924 in Chili, the son of Charles and Gladys Pfenninger. George farmed for many years in the Chili/Clifton area and later worked and retired from the NYS Department of Transportation, Ogden. He is survived by his children; Bonnie Vath, Sharon (Stan) Dobra both of Churchville, David (Alice) Pfenninger of Mumford; 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, brother, Charles (Kathy) Pfenninger; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 West Main St., Caledonia where his Funeral Service was held Monday at10 A.M. Interment was held at Grove Place Cemetery, Chili. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rochester, 70 Metro Park, Rochester, NY 14623.

Shirley M. Ross

Conesus resident

Shirley M. Ross, 64, of Elm St., Conesus, died Feb. 6, 2005 at her home. She was born the daughter of William and Anna Williams Martin on Sept. 14, 1940 in Nunda. She was maintenance secretary at the Livonia Central School. She is survived by her children, Michelle Schudel of Maryland, Kimberly Cleeves of Anchorage, Alaska, Tracey (Mike) Proctor of Dansville, Joey (John) Little of Bath, stepson John (Joan) Panipinto of Dansville; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren; sisters, Sharon (Doug) Hirschman of Wyoming, Carol (Harold) Livermore of Mumford, Linda (Mark) Robinson of Mumford, Billie Sue Martin of Conesus and Debra (Patrick) Kelly of California; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday, 7-9 p.m. only at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia where services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. David Hotchkiss officiating. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Scottsburg United Methodist Church, 7331 Route 256, Scottsburg NY 14545.

James A. Scoville

Retired engineer

James A. Scoville, 79, of 91 Oneta Road, Rochester, died Feb. 5, 2005 at his residence. He was born Nov. 9, 1925 in Rochester the son of John Scoville and Margaret Chiara Scoville. He was a retired engineer at Rochester Institute of Technology. He was predeceased by his brother John Scoville. He is survived by his wife Agnes McDonald Scoville; two daughters, Joan Scoville of Virginia and Anne Scoville of Rochester; three grandchildren, Derek and Brian DiGiovanni, Steven Scoville; one brother, Bill Scoville of Mt. Morris; nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church with Father Daniel McMullin officiating. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials, Masses for the repose of his soul.

Tullio S. Troisi

Retired engineer

Tullio S. Troisi, 89, of 3605 Retsof Road in Retsof, died Feb. 6, 2005 at Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. He was born Jan. 16, 1916, the son of Nicholas Troisi and Caterina Zingaro Troisi. He was a retired electrical engineer at International Salt Mine in Retsof. He was a member of St. Lucy's Church in Retsof. He is survived by his wife Virginia Nicastro Troisi; daughter Mary Anne (Ron) Roessel of Retsof; son Christopher (Carol) Troisi of Richmond, Va.; grandchildren, Matt Troisi, Thomas Troisi, Tyler Troisi and Tamara Troisi; step grandchildren, Sherlyn and Clayton Harris, Rachel, Gared and Melissa Roessel; step great grandson, Sterling Tuck; two brothers, Nicholas (Mariam) Troisi of Plattsburgh, N.Y. and Arthur (Tillie) Troisi of Chestertown, N.Y.; nieces and nephews. Calling hours and funeral arrangements to be announced. Memorials may be made to the Retsof Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 92, Retsof NY 14539.

Paul C. Waldeis

Conesus Lake summer resident

Paul C. Waldeis, 95, died peacefully on Jan. 27, 2005 at Aaron Manor in Fairport, N.Y. He was born Oct. 11, 1909 in Rochester to Frederick and Pauline Waldeis. He married Dorothy (Hettig) Waldeis in 1940. He was employed by Eastman Kodak as an Electrical Engineer. After retirement he resided in Bradenton, Fla., spending summers on Conesus Lake and returning permanently to the Rochester area in 2002. He was a member of Asbury First United Methodist Church in Rochester and Trinity Methodist Church in Bradenton. He is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Dorothy; three loving children, Carol (John) Genzken of Webster, Sandra (Roger) Wilkin of Berkeley Heights, N.J. and a son Richard (Sandra) of St. Augustine, Fla.; nine grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Frederick and special grandson, John Michael Wilkin. Paul is remember for his kind and loving heart, devotion to family and wife and his positive outlook and everlasting smiles. Special thanks to the caring staff at Aaron Manor and the Comfort Care. A celebration of life for family and friends was held Jan. 30. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 2113 Chili Ave., Rochester NY 14624.

Bernice Wolf

Retired teacher

Bernice Wolf (Connell), 79, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Feb. 6, 2005. She was born the daughter of Raymond and Martha Yahn Connell on Jan. 31, 1926 in Rochester. Bernice was a graduate of Cortland University and was a Physical Education Teacher teaching last at Livonia Central School. She was a member of St. Matthew Church in Livonia. She was president of the Livonia Historical Society. She is survived by her loving husband Donald; loving children, Donald (Sheila) Wolf Jr. of Livonia, Jayne (Dale) Landl of Lima, Mary Jo (David) Hollingshead of Livonia; grandchildren, David, Daniel, Erin, Janelle, Michelle, Tori, Alyssa and David D.; sister, Jeanne Connell of Avon; brothers, Raymond (Pat) Connell of Livonia, James (Anne) Connell of Livonia; several nieces and nephews and cousins. Friends may call Wednesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route, Livonia. Her Funeral Mass will be held Thursday 10 a.m. at St. Matthew Church, Route 20A, with the Rev. John H. Hayes officiating. Burial, St. Michael's Cemetery, Livonia. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Livingston County Hospice Fund, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510 or the Livonia Preservation and Historical Society, P.O. Box 155, Livonia NY 14487.