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Obituaries published the week of February 16, 2006
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Vivian Andersen

Canadice - Vivian Andersen, 76, of 5912 Middle Road, passed away Feb. 13, 2006 at her home. Vivian was born Oct. 11, 1929 in Lima, the daughter of Clarence and Dorothy (Swartz) Herington. Vivian grew up in Lima and attended high school there. On March 1, 1947 she married Arthur Anderson. Together they have resided in different areas including Honeoye Falls, West Bloomfield and in the Canadice/Springwater area. Vivian and Arthur celebrated over 50 years of marriage prior to his passing away in January 1998. Vivian's employment career included retiring from RT French Company and Bausch and Lomb. Vivian enjoyed sewing as evidenced by the many quilts she made. She also enjoyed canning, traveling and camping, both locally and all over the country including Yellowstone National Park and other areas in the west. One of Vivian's greatest joys though was cooking. She was an excellent cook. Her children remarked, “the more people she could cook for the better.” Vivian was loved by her children, grandchildren and all of her family. She will be truly missed by all. She was predeceased by both her parents, her husband, Arthur Andersen, and three brothers, Rich, George and Bob Herington. She is survived by her children, Dawn Torrey of Canadice, Nancy Andersen of Rochester and David (Jennifer) Andersen of Dansville; grandchildren, Kristina Ricotta, Joshua (Nicole) Torrey, Leisa Andersen and Jade and Kaiden Andersen; great grandchildren, Jenna and Haley Torrey; sisters, Evelyn Klink of Canandaigua, Lois Gascon of Birdsall and Sook Herington of Perkinsville; brother Zeke Herington of Nunda; brother-in-law Walter (Ellen) Babcock of Bloomfield; along with several nieces and nephews. Vivian's family and friends may call from 6-8:30 Thursday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland. Her Funeral Service will be conducted at the conclusion of calling hours at 8:30 at the funeral home. Contributions in Vivian Andersen's memory may be made to the Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva NY 14456.

Philip L. Delabarto

World War II Navy veteran

Philip L. “Murph” Delabarto Jr., 78, a retired conductor for the Erie Railroad in Avon, died Feb. 12, 2006 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. Mr. Delabarto was a lifetime resident of Geneseo and resided on Livingston St. He is survived by his wife Rose Mare Squires Delabarto; daughter Phyllis Mulvaney of Canadice; sisters, Angie Chiara of Geneseo, Susan Brienzi of Rochester, Genevieve Russell of Pennsylvania; many very special nieces, nephews, godchildren and friends. He was born Nov. 17, 1927 in Geneseo the son of Philip and Marie Cotropia Delabarto Sr. He was a graduate of Geneseo High School and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Church in Geneseo. Visitation at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Wednesday 4-7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Geneseo with Father Joseph Marcoux officiating. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo with full military honors. Memorials may be made to the Teresa House, 21 Highland Rd., Geneseo NY 14454 or Catholic Charities of Livingston County, 10 Chapel St., Mt. Morris NY 14510.

Eleanor M. Boyd

Retired teacher

Eleanor M. Boyd, 95, of York, died Feb. 8, 2006 at Alpine Pine Manor Home in Lima. She was born May 4, 1910 in Caledonia to Duncan and Nellie MacKenzie. Mrs. Boyd graduated from Fredonia State Teacher's College in 1931. She taught art for several years at Perry High School and 14 years at York Central School. She was a resident of York since 1937 and a member of York United Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Kay Boyd of Louisville, Ky.; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Philip Stewart of Caledonia; grandchildren, Brady, Lori, Rebecca and Mark; four great-grandchildren. No prior calling. A service and interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the York Volunteer Fire Department/Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 95, York NY 14592. Arrangements made by Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St., Caledonia NY 14423

Leo E. Johnson

Leo E. Johnson passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 4, 2006. He was a retired resident of North Port, Fla, formerly of Rochester, N.Y. and Lincoln, N.H. with a summer home on Conesus Lake. He leaves his wife of 50 years, Patricia and daughters, JoAnne and Diane, and four grandsons, Michael Mattis, Jason Mattis, Scott Cassidy and Christopher Cassidy. Leo was retired from Case Hoyt in 1987. Services are being held in Florida.

John. E. McCarron

World War II Army veteran

John E. “Mac” McCarron, 81, of Guntersville, Ala., formerly of Livonia, died Feb. 2, 2006 at the Marshall Medical Center North in Alabama. He was born in Rochester the son of John J. McCarron and Ruth O'Neill. He was a member of the Guntersville Roman Catholic Church, an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the Rochester Plumbers Union Local #13. He was predeceased by his first wife Marilyn (Mickey) McCarron. He is survived by his wife Mary Foster McCarron; sons, Richard McCarron of Jacksonville, Fla., Michael of Geneseo, Timothy (Brenda) and Terry (Sharon) McCarron, both of Livonia; his brother, Robert (Irene) McCarron and sister Jean (William) Conolly, both of Rochester; grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be held at a time to be announced by the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the St. Matthew Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 77, Livonia NY 14487.

Dale Pfaff

U.S. Navy veteran

Wayland - Dale B. Pfaff, 74, of 407 Washington St., passed away Feb. 7, 2006 at the West Haven Veterans Administration Facility in West Haven, Conn. Dale was born Jan. 10, 1932 in Arkport, the son of George and Jeanette (Wenrick) Pfaff. He grew up in the Arkport area and graduated from Arkport Central School in 1949 and then attended and graduated from Alfred State College. After graduating from college Dale served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. Returning from Korea, Dale spent a few years in Ohio prior to settling in the Springwater and Wayland areas the majority of his life. He was employed by Stone Conveyor in Honeoye for many years and eventually retired from there. He also spent time at Griffith Oil and most recently he was working for Lewis Caskey Heating and Cooling in Springwater. Dale enjoyed watching NASCAR racing, gardening, general handyman activities, and camping throughout the years. His family mentioned that he founded a family campground on his brother's property that many family and friends have enjoyed through theyears. However, one of Dale's greatest enjoyments was his activity in the local American Legions as evidenced by him being a lifetime member of the Springwater American Legion Post #905 and a member of the Wayland American Legion Post #402. He was a past commander and a past county commander. Dale was also a proud member of the 40 and 8 club. Other organizations that Dale belonged to were the VFW of US No. 6780 Dansville Memorial Post, the Wayland SAL, Springwater Rod-n-Gun Club and a member of the South Dansville-Wayland Masonic Lodge #478 since 1965. Dale was predeceased by both of his parents, George and Jeannette; three brothers, Donald, Wayne and Theodore Pfaff; and a nephew Michael Pfaff. He is survived by his daughter, Melody Avery and her husband Robert of Meriden, Conn.; his grandsons, Evan George Avery and Ian Edward Avery; a brother, Stanley (Helen) Pfaff of Arkport; along with nieces and nephews. Dale's family and friends called Saturday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland. A Masonic service took place on Saturday followed by Funeral Services with Rev. Dave Hotchkiss officiating. Springwater and Wayland American Legion conducted military honors. Contributions in Dale B. Pfaff's memory may be made to the Springwater American Legion, 7998 School St., Springwater NY 14560 or to the Wayland American Legion, 102 N. Main St., Wayland NY 14572.

Lydia M. Pierce

Honeoye Falls - Lyda M. Pierce, 91, died Feb. 11, 2006. She was predeceased by her husband Ray in 1994. She is survived by her daughter Linda (Paul) Palmer of Florida; grandchildren, Lisa Palmer of Florida and Michelle (Eamon) Dillon of Arizona; brother Charles (Sivia) Fitt of Rushville; and sisters, Marguerite (Laverne) Habecker and Hilda Ferguson, all of West Bloomfield; several nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Graveside Services were held at the Honeoye Falls Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Livonia.

Andrew M. Ryan

World War II veteran

Andrew M. Ryan, 79, of Chestnut St. in Geneseo, died Feb. 9, 2006 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He is survived by his wife Shirley Sibley Ryan; daughter Marilyn Piper of Jamestown, N.Y; son Michael Ryan of York; granddaughter Caitlin Piper of Jamestown; brother Thomas Ryan and sister Florence Ryan, both of Mechanicville, N.Y; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter Debbie Young and his brother William Ryan. He was born May 8, 1926 in Stillwater, N.Y. the son of Thomas and Daisy Bradt Ryan. He was a graduate of Pottsdam State University and received his Masters from Syracuse University. Andy began his teaching career overseas before acting as Elementary Principal in Greenwich, N.Y. He then accepted a teaching position at the Holcomb Campus School at SUNY Geneseo. He was a founding member of Phi Delta Kappa #159 at SUNY Geneseo. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the Geneseo Masonic Lodge #214. He researched, wrote and had published numerous articles on the local history of Micah Brooks. No prior calling hours. Private Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial, Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice in Andy's name. Reference: Rector-Hicks Funeral Home in Geneseo.

Bart C. Sexton

U.S. Air Force veteran

Bart C. Sexton, 38, of 18 North St. in Livonia, formerly of Bolivar, died Feb. 11, 2006 at the Teresa House in Geneseo, following a lengthy illness. He was born Nov. 28, 1967 in Olean, the son of Leonard and Sally Bartlett Sexton. He married the former Wendy Taylor on Jan. 10, 2004. He was a 1985 graduate of Bolivar Central School and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in Guam, Germany and Japan. He was a former employee of Cooper Industries in Olean retiring in 2001 due to ill health. He was a member of the Livonia Rotary Club and attended the Faith Bible Church in Little Genesee. He is survived by his wife Wendy; his children, Casey Sexton of Livonia, Zachary Sexton and Seth Sexton, both of Wellsville; two stepchildren, Bryanna Giannetto and Alec Giannetto, both of Livonia; his mother and stepfather, Sally and Richard Harmon of Richburg; one sister Dawn (Brad) Herne of Little Genesee; one brother Steven (Christina) Sexton of Bolivar; stepbrothers, Randy (Lorraine) Harmon of Richburg, Jeffrey (Jill) Harmon of Richburg; one stepsister Vicki Foust of Richburg; five nephews and one niece. He was predeceased by his father Leonard “Pete” Sexton in 2000. Friends may call Friday 7-8 p.m. at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Route 15 in Livonia where services will follow calling hours at 8 p.m. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Teresa House, 21 Highland Road, Geneseo NY 14454 or the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester NY.