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Obituaries published the week of February 13, 2003
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Leland A. Hall
Leland A. Hall, 85, of 9091 Creek Road, Nunda, formerly of Mt. Morris, died Feb. 8, 2003 at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia. He was born on Aug. 28, 1917 in Mt. Morris, the son of Earl and Grace (Knight) Hall. Prior to his retirement in 1972 he was employed at Genesee Valley Dairy in Mt. Morris for over 20 years. He was a veteran of the Army during World War II. He was a member of the Mt. Morris American Legion Post and the Mt. Morris DVA. He is survived by four children, Robert Hall of Nunda, Sharon Predmore of Mt. Morris, Kathleen (Darrell) Perry and Grace Predmore, both of Caledonia; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; two sisters, Gladys (John) Cipolla of Nunda and Bertha Goldwaith of Mt. Morris; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Loveda in 2001 and daughter Susan in 1987. Friends called Tuesday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris where funeral services were held Wednesday with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Interment, St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 3300 Monroe Ave., Rochester NY 14618.
Charles F. Hartung
Charles F. Hartung, credited with significantly increasing the profits and assets of four banks during his forty-year career, died February 7, 2003 at his home in The Villages, Florida at the age of 84. Mr. Hartung, who was born in Webster, New York, began his career as a banking executive in 1948 as Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Bank of Waterville (NY). He was promoted to President in 1952, a post he held until 1967. He then accepted the Presidency of the Woodlawn National Bank in Alexandria, Virginia and continued in that capacity until being named President of Genesee Valley Bank in 1971 (Geneseo, NY). Mr. Hartung subsequently accepted the president s post at Kingston (NY) National Bank in 1979 where he served until his retirement in 1981. During World War II Hartung was with the U.S. Army Air Corps and served in the European theater of operation. Upon his honorable discharge in 1945, he joined the staff of the Ontario National Bank of Clifton Springs, New York. He is a past president of the Waterville Rotary Club and the Madison-Oneida-Herkimer County Bankers Association. Mr. Hartung is also past chairman of Group IV New York State Bankers Association. Mr. Hartung leaves his wife of 56 years, Teresa Hartung; a son, Robert Hartung of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; a daughter Suzanne Erickson of Rochester, New York; a daughter, Jean Zigon of Agnes Water, Australia; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services for Mr. Hartung were held Monday, February 10 at the Beyers Funeral Home Chapel, Lady Lake, Florida.
Ralph C. Jackman
Ralph C. Jackman, 88, formerly of 13 University Ave., North Cohocton, died Feb. 4, 2003 at the St. James Mercy Health Care Facility in Hornell. Ralph was born March 2, 1914 in North Cohocton, the son of Walter and Dollie (Peck) Jackman. He resided his entire life in the North Cohocton area. Ralph and Dorothy Miller entered into a loving marriage June 24, 1934 at the United Methodist Church in North Cohocton. Together they celebrated 68 years of marriage. Ralph enjoyed employment at many different places throughout his life. They included ownership of an IGA Food store in Atlanta, N.Y. as well as working for General Railway Signal in Rochester, Foster Wheeler in Dansville, F. A. Owen in Dansville, Moore Cottrell Subscription Agencies in North Cohocton. He also enjoyed time being a Star Route Mail Carrier and finally Ralph retired as an employee of the Craig State School at Sonyea in 1976. Ralph took great pleasure in collecting various memorabilia that included stamps, coins, antique cars and civil war collectibles. He was predeceased by both of his parents, Walter and Dollie Jackman; his son-in-law John A Ohler; and his grandson John J. Ohler. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Dorothy M. Jackman; his daughter, Ruth (Jackman) Ohler of Crystal River, Fla.; two sons, William M. (Joyce) Jackman of Owego and David T. (Patricia) Jackman of Melbourne, Fla.; six grandchildren, William and Tom Jackman, Penny Hughes, Cynthia Oswald, Jill Akyuz and Kimberly Pearson; 18 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted at the North Cohocton United Methodist Church, North Cohocton at a time and date to be announced. Funeral arrangements are by the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland.
E. Dennis Moore
E. Dennis Moore, 77, a retired electrician for Sundance Electric in Geneseo, died Feb. 8, 2003 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Mr. Moore resided on Scottsburg Road in Scottsburg, N.Y. prior to his entry into the hospital in December. He is survived by one brother Charles Moore of Scottsburg; sister-in-law Rachel Moore of Groveland; nieces, Colleen (Richard) Orman of Geneseo, Marilyn (Paul) Dantz of Groveland, Suzanne (Gerald) Murphy of Spencerport, Kay (Charles) Sheffield of Groveland, Ellen (Carol) Hubbard of Canaseraga; nephew Michael Moore of Groveland; and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his sister Lucille Hoffman and his brother Craig Moore. He was born Oct. 22, 1925 in Groveland the son of J.C. and Lois (Hendershott) Moore. Dennis was very active in the Groveland Boy Scouts of America having been instrumental in numerous scouts attaining the prestigious honor of Eagle Scout, among them astronaut James Adamson. Memorial services were held Feb. 11 at the Scottsburg United Methodist Church with Rev. David Hotchkiss officiating. Interment, private. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Geneseo Ambulance fund, P.O. Box 428, Geneseo NY 14454.
Catherine Pickard Meagher
Catherine (Kay) Pickard Meagher, passed away on Jan. 28, 2003 while visiting San Francisco. She was born Jan. 15, 1914 in New Jersey to William Pickard of Geneseo and Mary Gillen of Newark, N.J. Kay was a life long resident of Geneseo and recently spent winters in Tequesta, Fla. A graduate of Geneseo Normal, Kay was awarded her MLS Degree from SUNY Geneseo and taught in several local schools. She spent many happy years as a high school librarian in the Avon Central and Penfield Central School systems before retirement. She and her husband, Jim, also lived and worked at Long Point Park on Conesus Lake for over 40 years. She is survived by her son, James Christopher Meagher of New York City and her daughter, Ann Meagher of San Francisco; sisters-in-law, Janice Fawcett of Hornell and Martha Meagher of Darien, Conn.; brother-in-law, George Fawcett of Hornell; and cousins, nieces and nephews in the United States and Nepal. Kay's husband, Jim Meagher of Livonia, predeceased her in 1988. Family and friends may call Friday evening, Feb. 21 from 7-8 PM at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Route 15 in Livonia. A memorial service will take place Saturday morning, Feb. 22 at 11 AM at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 23 Main St. in Geneseo. Donations may be made to the Wadsworth Library, 24 Center St., Geneseo NY 14454.
Alice E. Riley
Alice E. Riley, 90, of Pebble Beach Road in Lakeville, died Feb. 7, 2003 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. She was born the daughter of Frank and Catherine Dreschmidt Piehler on Jan. 6, 1913 in Rochester. She was predeceased by her husband Edgar, son-in-law William Walton and granddaughter Kristine Riley. She is survived by her sons, Donald (Irene) Riley of Livonia, Thomas (Linda) Riley of Lakeville; daughter Janyce of Rochester; nine grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. No prior calling. Services are private. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make memorial contributions in her memory to the St. Joseph's/St. William's Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 77, Livonia NY 14487. Arrangements by the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc.