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Obituaries published the week of March 4, 2004
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Ralph A. Carr Jr.
Ralph A. Carr Jr., 69, of Groveland, died Feb. 27, 2004 at the Teresa House in Geneseo. He was born the son of Ralph and Edith Northrup Carr on May 31, 1934 in Geneseo. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Arlene, his brother John Carr and his sister Phyllis Jones. He is survived by his wife Chrissy; children, Terri (Jerry) Cavigliano, Scott (Debra Fox) Carr, Thomas Carr, Heather Carr; grandchildren, Michelle, Tara and Jenna Cavigliano, Jackson Carr; brother, Brian (Linda) Carr; sisters, Linda (Larry) Lehman, Margaret (Richard) Riddell; stepfather Reginald J. Love; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Sunday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia. Funeral Mass will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Geneseo with the Rev. Dan McMullin officiating. Burial, Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo. In lieu of flowers friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Teresa House, 21 Highland Road, Geneseo NY 14454.
Barbara Jeanette Dow
Barbara Jeanette Dow, of Canadice Lake Road, died peacefully Feb. 26, 2004 at her home after a long illness. She was born the daughter of John and Lucy Inez Hendrickson on May 16, 1940 in Louisville, Kentucky. She was a waitress/hostess at the Valley Inn and the former Briarcliff Restaurant in Honeoye. She was a member of the Hemlock Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband William; her children, Jennifer Dow, Amy Dow, Lisa Dow, Tammy (Gary) Wilson, Lance Dow, John Hill, Rob (Donna) Hill, Dawn Hill; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren; mother Lucy Hendrickson; brothers, Don (Bonnie) Hendrickson, Bobby Joe (Vanessa) Hendrickson; sisters, Edna Coykendall, Donna (Nelson) Mastic; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Sunday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia. Funeral services were held Monday at the Hemlock Baptist Church. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Ontario-Yates County Hospice Fund, 756 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva NY 14456 or the Alzheimer's Association.
William R. Jackson
Korean War veteran
William R. Jackson, 70, a retired office manager of Rochester Gas and Electric in Geneseo, died Feb. 26, 2004 at the Teresa House in Geneseo. Mr. Jackson resided on Upper Mt. Morris Road in Leicester prior to his entry into hospice care. He is survived by his wife Bernadine Thomas Jackson of Leicester; son William (Bobbi) Jackson of Castile, N.Y.; brother Dr. James (Delores) Jackson of Hollywood, Fla.; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Robert Jackson and his sister Rosetta Pickworth. He was born April 27, 1933 in Geneseo the son of Robert and Margaret (Bell) Jackson. He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran having served from Feb. 12, 1953 until Feb. 11, 1955. He was awarded the Occupational Medal for Germany, National Defense Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Bill served the Town of Leicester for over 25 years as a Justice. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Saturday. Funeral services were held March 1 at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home with the Rev. Lawrence Mothersell of St. John's Episcopal Church in Mt. Morris officiating. Burial, Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo with full military honors. Memorials may be made to the Teresa House, 21 Highland Road, Geneseo NY 14454 or the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Rd. North, Rochester NY 14609.
Robert G. Meyer
Professor Emeritus of Education
Robert G. Meyer, 72, professor emeritus of education at the State University of New York at Geneseo, died on Feb. 28, 2004 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester following a brief illness. He was a resident of Geneseo. Meyer was born in Wellsville, N.Y., to parents Arthur Meyer and Margaret Easton Meyer. He came to work as an associate professor in SUNY Geneseo;s School of Education in September 1958, and continued until his retirement in December 1992. Following his retirement, he served as part-time adjunct lecturer at the college until 1997. Prior to his time at SUNY Geneseo, Meyer served in the U.S. Marines and was a Korean War veteran. For his undergraduate work, Meyer attended both Alfred University and SUNY Geneseo and obtained his master's degree at Pennsylvania State University. During his tenure at the college, Meyer directed the comprehensive use of videotaping in the department of special education. Initiated in the late 1960s, videotaping was part of a new technology employed by faculty in the division of education as a means of improving the teacher education curriculum. A college portable taping unit was taken to suburban and city schools to record lessons taught by student teachers in the program, and the student teachers then had an opportunity to see and hear themselves at work with children. Meyers also directed efforts to tape student teaching conferences between the supervisors, cooperating teachers and the students as they discussed what they viewed on the tapes after the lessons. While at Geneseo, Meyer was an initiate into Phi Delta Kappa, the international professional educational fraternity at the time the college was accorded a chapter. In addition, he was awarded the Career Service Award by the College Council at the time of his retirement; the Council cited his outstanding service to students and colleagues and his contributions to the teaching profession. During his time in the community, Meyer was an active member of St. Mary's Church and the Livingston Country Club. He was predeceased by his wife, Kay, in 1991. He is survived by his wife, Diane Witherow Meyer; children, Stephen (Cathy) Meyer of Geneseo, Cynthia (Kris) Dytche of Henrietta,Gregory (Bobbi Lin) Meyer of Williamsville, stepdaughter Kelly (Stephen) Brindak of Providence, RI; grandchildren, Amy and James Meyer, Christian and Erick Dytche, Danielle and Justin Meyer, Caitlin and Eily Brindak; sister Marilyn (George) Smith of Fairport; brother Walter (Angie) Meyer of Gates; nieces, nephews and special friends, the Esham family. Memorials may be made to the John T. Wilmot Cancer Center at Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester NY 14642. Visitation was held Monday at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home in Geneseo. Funeral Mass was held March 2 at St. Mary's Church in Geneseo with Father Daniel McMullin officiating.
Gertrude B. Reed
Member Honeoye United Church of Christ
Honeoye - Gertrude B. Reed, 105, of Reed Road, died Feb. 23, 2004 at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home in Livonia. She was born the daughter of Henry and Alberta Semmler Bierling on May 25, 1898 in Passic, N.J. She was a member of the Honeoye United Church of Christ. She was predeceased by her husband John and her son Robert. She is survived by her son David (Joanne) Reed of Honeoye; grandsons, James (Debra) Reed of Watkins Glen, Michael (Dianne) Reed of Bristol; great grandchildren, Elizabeth and Jonathan Reed; several nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Friends attended a memorial service Saturday at the Honeoye United Church of Christ with the Rev. Brian Krause officiating. At the families request flowers are gratefully declined and memorials may be directed to the church or the Richmond Fire Department. Arrangements by the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Honeoye.