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Obituaries published the week of February 22, 2007
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In Memoriam

Charles M. Johnson

Dansville resident

Charles M. Johnson Sr., 90, of 7571 Dansville-Mt. Morris Road, Dansville, died Feb. 14, 2007 at the Hornell Gardens Nursing Home in Hornell where he had been a resident for the past few weeks. He was born April 26, 1916 in Dansville, the son of the late William and Marie (Kennedy) Johnson. Prior to his retirement, he owned and operated Johnson's Auto Parts in Dansville for many years. He had a great passion for stock car racing and his work. He was predeceased by his wife Katherine E. (Huffman) Johnson in 1994, his daughter Marie Patterson in 1992 and several brothers and sisters. He is survived by his 10 children, Mildred Freas of Dansville, Celia (Peter) Teeter of Groveland, Barb Coleates of Middlesex, April Belenets of Fla., Kathy Johnson, Charles M. (Darlene) Johnson, Jr, Stanley Johnson, and Roger (Terry) Johnson, all of Dansville, Raymond H. Johnson and Fred Johnson, both of Deland, Fla.; 26 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Friends called Sunday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St., (Route 408), Mt. Morris NY where Funeral Services were held Monday with the Rev. Jamie Stevens officiating. Interment Oaklawn Cemetery, West Sparta. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the National Kidney Foundation. Condolences may be emailed to

Genevieve M. Paine

Former Lakeville resident

Genevieve M. Paine, 83, of Owings, Maryland, formerly of Pebble Beach in Lakeville, died Feb. 16, 2007 at Calvert Memorial Hospital. She was born in Avon April 20, 1923, the daughter of John and Martha Mulroy Clark. She was predeceased by her husband Lewis Paine in 2000. Gen was retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs in Mount Morris, and was a member of the Harrison-Lee American Legion Post #283 Auxiliary. She was a member of the former St. Joseph Church in Livonia before moving to Maryland two years ago. She was a devoted mother of Cheryl Main of Mesa, Ariz., Mary White of Owings, Md., Joan Ntoko of Greenbelt, Md., and Timothy Paine of Woodstock, Ga.; cherished grandmother of Christina Noel, Will Beach, Jonathan and Joshua Ntoko; also Will and Sean White; loving great grandmother of Michael, Ashleigh, Sierra, Halle, Max and Joseph; her sisters, Marion Sisson of LeRoy and Martha Smith of Euless, Texas; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Route 15 in Livonia. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew Church with Rev. John H. Hayes officiating. Burial, St. Agnes Cemetery in Avon. Memorials may be made to St. Matthew Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 77, Livonia NY 14487.

Betty J. Radesi

Cuylerville resident

Betty J. Radesi, 78, of Canandaigua St. in Cuylerville, died Feb. 16, 2007 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. She is survived by her children, Mary (Benny) NiCastro of Mount Morris, Betty Ann (Joe) Hopper of Perry, Frank (Mary Ann) Radesi Jr. of Cuylerville, Helen (Carol) Chichester of Cuylerville, Peter (Ann) Radesi of Caledonia, Joseph Radesi of Cuylerville, Sandy (Steve) McLean of Retsof; 17 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; brother Thomas (Gloria) Boorman of California; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Radesi Sr. in 2002. She was born July 6, 1928 in Dansville the daughter of Thomas and Mary Vincent Boorman. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Feb. 19 where Funeral Services were held Feb. 20 with Rev. Charles Tyo and Rev. Lawrence Mothersell officiating. Burial, Leicester Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Cuylerville Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 247, Leicester NY 14481.

Hubert W. Stein

Dairy farmer

Hubert W. Stein, 86, of Caledonia, died Feb. 13, 2007 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Mr. Stein was born on Feb. 27. 1920 in Chili, N.Y. to Eugene and Julia Stein. He was a life-long dairy farmer in Caledonia, and a member of St. Peter's Church in LeRoy. He is survived by Arlene (Bob) Gall, Richard Stein, James Stein, Robert (Ruth) Stein, Michael (JoAnn) Stein, Teresa (Neil) Phelps, Peter (Debbie) Stein, Annette (Richard) Yauney, Susan Stein (Frank Resillez), Sharon (Steve) Tubbs; 21 grandchildren, and one great granddaughter; brothers, Art (Mary Rose) Stein, Bud (Jane) Stein, Paul (Blanche) Stein; sister, Helen Schreiber; several nieces and nephews. His wife, Joyce, sister, Kay Tyler and brother, Ray Stein predecease Mr. Stein. There was no prior calling. Friends attended his Funeral Mass, Feb. 17 at St. Peter's Church, 44 Lake Ave. in LeRoy. Interment, St. Columba Cemetery in Caledonia. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Joseph's Indian School, Chamberlain, SD, 57326 or Food for the Poor, 550 SW 12th Ave., Deerfield Beach FL 33442. Arrangements made by Alhart Funeral Home.

Robert K. Taylor, W8JZC

Livonia resident

Robert K. Taylor, 78, of East Lake Road in Livonia, died Saturday evening at the Teresa House in Geneseo after a lengthy illness. He was born in Buffalo on Oct. 6, 1928 the son of Walter and Marion Stark Taylor. He was retired from Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Mich. Following that he was employed by Taylor Instrument, taught classes at Monroe Community College and did consulting work for area companies. He was a former board member of the Oatka Residence at Industry. He was a former volunteer with the Livonia Ambulance Service and an avid HAM radio operator. He is survived by his wife, Jean Stauber Taylor; his sons, Kirk Taylor of Orlando, Fla. and Scott (Susie) Taylor of Cypress, Texas; two grandchildren, R. J. and Lauren, both of Cypress, Texas; his sister Connie (Roy) Raven of New Hampshire; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Route 15, Livonia, where services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. Private burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Teresa House, 21 Highland Road, Geneseo NY 14454.

Dennis W. Webster

Livonia resident

Dennis W. “Muff” Webster, 54, of Big Tree St. in Livonia, died suddenly on Feb. 17, 2007 after being stricken at his home of an apparent heart attack. He was born in Rochester April 6, 1952 the son of Willard and Beatrice Fox Webster. He was employed for several years by Itek and also its successors prior to joining Smidgens, Inc. in Lima this past year. He was predeceased by his father, Willard Webster in 1990. He is survived by his mother Beatrice (Bea) Webster of Livonia; his sisters, Marie (Al) Louth of Livonia and Linda (Jack) Sylvester of Lima; his nieces Erin and Kaitlin Sylvester; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends called Tuesday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Route 15 in Livonia where his Funeral was held Wednesday with the Rev. John H. Hayes officiating. Spring burial, Oak Ridge Cemetery, South Livonia. Memorials may be made to the Livonia Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 8, Livonia NY 14487.

Richard E. Wittenberg

Springwater resident

Richard E. “Dick” Wittenberg, 65, of County Road 37 in Springwater, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007 at Strong Memorial Hospital. He was born in Rochester Aug. 16, 1941 the son of Elmer and Elizabeth Trott Wittenberg. Prior to retirement he was employed by Rochester Telephone Corporation for many years which was followed by years of service to Sprint and Paetec. He was predeceased by his parents and his brothers Jon and Paul Wittenberg. He is survived by his wife Donna Becker Wittenberg; his son Christopher (Annette) Wittenberg of Nicholasville, Ky.; his daughter, Barbara (Daniel) Knights of Dansville; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Alyssa, Ashley and Dylan Knights, Andrew, Melyssa, Rachel and Nathan Wittenberg; his mother-in-law Mrs. June Becker; devoted sister-in-law Marlene Baker and sisters-in-law Sheryl (Anthony) Figueiredo and Gail Wittenberg; two uncles, Arden Howland and Ken Scutt; several nieces and nephews and one great nephew; special friends, John Williams and Ruth Packer. Friends called at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Route 15 in Livonia. His Funeral Service was held Tuesday at St. Matthew Church in Livonia with the Rev. John H. Hayes officiating. Spring burial, Canadice Cemetery. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Canadice Cemetery or the American Lung Association, 1595 Elmwood Ave., Rochester NY 14620.