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Obituaries published the week of February 24, 2005
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In Memoriam

Betty W. Hulbert

J.N. White Designs retiree

Pavilion/Avon - Betty W. Hulbert, 79, died Feb. 14, 2005 at the United Memorial Hospital in Batavia. She was born the daughter of Arthur and Sarah Ingalls Stratton on May 6, 1925 in Bath, N.Y. She worked at Star Diner in Avon, as a crossing guard in Avon and retired from J.N. White Designs in Perry. She was an officer with the East Pembrooke Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She was predeceased by her husband Gerald W. Hulbert Sr. She is survived by her three sons, Gerald (Priscilla) Hulbert Jr. of Perry, Gene (LynnRae) Hulbert of Gainesville, and Joseph (Sonia) Hulbert of Piffard; four daughters Geraldine (Denis Platten) Baylor of Oakfield, JoAnne (Frank) Leone of Avon, Julia (Ronnie) Kapelke of Batavia and Jane Simonds of Batavia; 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Lynn and Douglas Stratton. Friends called Saturday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Route 15, Livonia where Funeral Services followed calling. Burial, Prospect Cemetery in Perry Center at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, friends may make memorial contributions to a charity of choice.

Ruth H. Scorsone

Retired human resource manager

Ruth H. Scorsone, 75, of 19 Bonadonna Ave., Mt. Morris, died Feb. 21, 2005 at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo. She was born on Sept. 22, 1929 in Milton, Pa., the daughter of Luther and Helen (Wenrich) Heimbach. Prior to her retirement in 1995 she was employed for 20 years as a human resource manager for the Livingston Wyoming ARC in Mt. Morris She is survived by her daughter Carol J. (Michael Gavin) Scorsone of Hamburg; son-in-law Mark Rathbun of Livonia; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter Patricia Scorsone in 1987. Friends may call Friday 10 a.m. to noon at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 21 Big Tree St. (Routes 15 and 20A) in Livonia where Funeral Services will be held at noon. Burial, Union Cemetery in Livonia. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements by the John W. Martin Funeral Home in Mt. Morris. Condolences may be emailed to

Donald J. Snyder

U.S. Army veteran

Donald J. Snyder, 72, died on Feb. 16, 2005 at his home in Avon. He was born on Aug. 4, 1932 in Avon the son of Francis and Lorenda Snyder. He was predeceased by his parents, his brothers, Frank, Corky, and Billy Snyder. He was a retired Supervisor of Operations at the Avon Post Office after 37 years of service. After his retirement he worked delivering flowers for Avon Floral World and delivered Meals on Wheels. He was passionate about his lawn which was his pride and joy. Don grew up on a horse farm and he was an avid horseman. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by is wife of 50 years, Dorothy Snyder of Avon; his son Daniel (Tamara) Snyder of Avon; his daughters, Diane (Gregory) Nothhard of Henrietta, Deborah (John) Mosher of Baldwinsville, N.Y.; his grandchildren, Corey, Morgan Snyder, Michael Mosher; his brother Louie Snyder of Maryland; his sisters, Betty (Bob) Neubeck of Avon, Suzie (Charlie) Connors of California, Patty (Ted) Tubbs of Lima; Judy (Gary) Fenton of Florida; his sisters-in-law Connie Snyder, Rose Snyder; 81 nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Feb. 18 at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Avon where his Funeral Service was held Feb. 19 with Mrs. Barbara Swiecki officiating. Interment, St. Agnes Cemetery in Avon. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the St. Agnes Cemetery Fund, 108 Prospect St., Avon NY 14414 in his memory.

Louis N. Wolfanger

Korean Conflict veteran

Wayland - Louis N. “Louie” Wolfanger, 72, of 404 Second Ave., passed away Feb. 20, 2005 at his home. Louis was born Sept. 21, 1932 at his home on Sawdust Road in Wayland, the son of Jacob and Sylvia (Inscho) Wolfanger. He was a lifelong resident of the Wayland area. Upon graduating from high school Louis worked at both Kodak and Foster Wheeler for a couple of years. In May 1953 he was drafted and Louis served his country during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Army. During his time in the service he became a license x-ray technician. Subsequent to his honorable discharge in May 1955 he owned and operated the Sunoco Gas Station in Wayland for a few years. He then began a career with the Monroe County Health Department in Rochester as an x-ray technician. Over the years, he became a supervisor and his meticulous work ethic and attention to detail gained the praise of his colleagues as many of the doctors recalled his noticing many things that most technicians would not. He retired from the Health Department after almost 30 years of service. Upon retirement, Louie worked for Gary Bill for a number of years. He also worked on his children's homes. He could do just about anything; carpentry, electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, blueprint designs, vehicle maintenance and many other areas of general maintenance. His design expertise resulted in Lou's Chimney Sweep being patented in 1987. He also enjoyed assisting his neighbors with just about anything that needed to be done. He always took time to be with his family which includes his wife of over 47 years, Rose Ann Tonkery; they wed on Jan. 25, 1958 at St. Joseph's Church in Wayland; and his children. Louie was very family oriented and was very proactive in helping to raise his children and grandchildren. They took many vacations together to the Thousand Islands and Myrtle Beach. They also camped just about every weekend during the summers. He was an avid golfer that achieved the feat of a hole-in-one twice. He loved to play cards (especially 500) with his wife and their special friends Bill and Nancy Goodrich. He was also an accomplished fastpitch softball pitcher; a member of the Wayland American Legion Post #402; and the Wayland Historical Society. He will be missed by all. He was predeceased by both his parents, a grandson Zachary Conrad, four brothers, Charles, William, Kenneth and Fred Wolfanger, and two sisters, Hilda and Hazel Wolfanger. He is survived by his wife, Rose Ann of Wayland; children, Lou Anne (Don) Conrad of Wayland, Lyn (Jim) Biniszkiewicz of East Amherst, Kurt (Jamie) Wolfanger of Kenmore, Kathy (Mike) Finch of Wayland and Jennifer Wolfanger of Wayland; grandchildren, Jordan, Katie and Grace Conrad; Jacob, Jessica and Emily Biniszkiewicz, Nick and Kayla Wolfanger, Sylvia and Maria Finch and Andrea Wolfanger; special daughter Shelly Hill (Steve Cotter) of N. Cohocton; brother John (Nancy) Wolfanger of Bellevue of WA; sister, Mary Sorge of Hammondsport and Anna Weiand of Perkinsville; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St., in Wayland. A prayer service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Louie at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Church of Holy Family Parish in Wayland. Interment with full military honors will take place immediately following at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Wayland. Contributions in Louie's memory may be made to the Vincent House, 310 2nd Ave., Wayland NY 14572.