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Obituaries published the week of March 6, 2003
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Jackson P. Bucey (Bucci)
Jackson Pat Bucey, 80, former owner of the Village Inn in Caledonia, died Feb. 24, 2003 at his residence on Hardwood Lane in Rochester. Mr. Bucey was a native of Wadsworth. He is survived by his daughter Valice Patricia (Kenneth) Rymer of Nunda; grandsons, Jackson Peter (Lisa) Lucas of Rochester, Timothy Patrick Rymer of Nunda; special nephew Joseph G. (Elaine) Bucci of Geneseo; brother Nicholas (Muriel) Bucci of Nunda; sister Phyllis (Tony) Klumpp of AL; brother Frank (Sally) Bucci of Florida; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Donna Bucey; sons Bobby and J. P. Bucey; his brothers, Joseph and Anthony Bucci; his sisters, Virginia McLamale and Theresa Testa. He was born July 26, 1922 in Wadsworth, the son of Nicola and Nicolina (Sorro) Bucci. He was a graduate of the York Central School class of 1940. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II having attained the rank of Master Sergeant. He enlisted on Sept. 30, 1942 in Rochester and was discharged on Sept. 18, 1945 at Ft. Dix, N.J. He was also in the U.S. Air Force Reserve from 1948 through 1952. Mr. Bucey was awarded the Bronze Star by the U.S. Air Force in 1975 as well as two Presidential Citations for his service in the European Theatre. Mr. Bucey owned and operated several area restaurants including the York Hotel, the Pittsford Inn, the Copper Lounge in Henrietta and the Village Inn in Caledonia, from where he retired. Visitation was held at Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Feb. 27. Funeral Mass was held Feb. 28 at St. Lucy's Church in Retsof with Father Michael Brown officiating. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to Teresa House, 21 Highland Road, Geneseo NY 14454.
Daniel J. Collins
Daniel J. Collins, 66, of 7773 Route 15, Springwater, passed away Feb. 27, 2003 at Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital. Dan was born July 13, 1936 in Syracuse, the son of Eugene and Frances (Egloff) Collins. He resided in the Syracuse area which included Marcellus for the first few years of his life. It was in the Syracuse area that Dan met and entered into a loving marriage with Judy Patrick. They were wed on April 28, 1962 in Skaneateles, N.Y. Dan's employment in the insurance business enabled him and his family to travel and reside in different areas of the country. These areas included Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Illinois. In 1979 Dan and his family moved to Springwater where they have resided ever since. Dan's entire employment career was in the insurance business. Most notable was his 21 years of service for the Livingston Mutual Insurance Company in Dansville. As General Manager of the Dansville branch, Dan was instrumental in facilitating the construction of the new building that the company is currently located in across from the Dansville High School. Prior to Dan's insurance career, he served his country in the U.S. Army from 1958-1960. Dan was an avid golfer and could often be seen on the local links. Also, a little known fact about Dan was that years ago he was skilled at playing the French horn. He earned a blue ribbon at the New York State French horn competition. Rumor has it, he did this with hardly any practice. Dan was a very active member of the Springwater Fire Department and the Springwater Rod and Gun Club. He also was a communicant of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church. Dan was predeceased by his daughter, Suzanne Davis in 2001 and his brother David Collins in 2000. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years Judy (Patrick) Collins of Springwater; two daughters, Barbara (James) Grissom of Stanhope, N.J. and Janet Bauer of Geneseo; five grandchildren, Erika and Katie Bauer, Michael and Maria Davis and Daniel Grissom; one sister, Kathleen (Joseph) Norman of Carrollton, Texas; his mother-in-law, Thelma Patrick,; two aunts and several cousins from the Syracuse area; three nephews along with their wives and two great nieces, all of Texas. Family and friends called Sunday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland. A prayer service was conducted Monday at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Wayland with Rev. Steven Kraus officiating. Interment, Wayland Village Cemetery. Contributions in Dan's memory may be made to the Springwater Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 183, Springwater NY 14560 or the Livingston County Hospice Program, Livingston County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510.
Jennie Falsone, 95, of 88 Main St., Mt. Morris, died March 3, 2003 at the Livingston County Campus Skilled Nursing Facility in Mt. Morris. She was born the daughter of Vito and Isabella (Mancuso) Falsone on July 18, 1907 in New York City. Prior to her retirement she was a Supervisor at the Perry Knitting Mill in Mt. Morris and Perry. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church where she was a former member of the Rosary Society. She is survived by her two sisters, Phyllis (Anthony) Gerace of Mt. Morris, Gertrude Mirante of New York City; and one brother Marco (Elvira) Falsone of Rochester; one sister-in-law Josephine Falsone of Mt. Morris; many nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris where prayers will be said Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at St. Patrick's Church at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick's Home and Heart, 46 Stanley St., Mt. Morris NY 14510 or the Livingston County Campus SNF, Murray Hill, Mt. Morris, NY 14510
Charles E. Flynn Charles
E. Flynn, 64, of 27 Elizabeth St., Dansville, passed away Feb. 28, 2003 at Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital. Charlie was born Feb. 7, 1939 in Greenwood, N.Y. He was the son of Robert and Ella (Dunne) Flynn. Charlie resided his early years in the Greenwood area and then he moved to Wayland where he resided for the majority of his life. Approximately eight years ago, he moved to Dansville and has lived with his daughter Lisa. Charlie's entire employment career that spanned 33 years was spent as a route salesman with the Coca Cola bottling corporation. Most of his time with Coca Cola was spent at the Dansville facility. Often you could walk in any one of the local grocery stores and see Charlie stocking the coolers with soda cans and telling a joke. He was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth (Mastin) Flynn; brothers, Richard, Michael, Raymond, Louis and Robert Flynn; sisters Rosellen Flynn and Mary Gray. He is survived by his son Stanley Flynn of Dansville; his daughter Lisa (Flynn) Pulver of Dansville; six grandchildren, Nicholas, Megan, Jason, Jessica, Michael and Lacy; one great grandchild Alyssa; two sisters, Ann (Dick) Averill of Honeoye and Frances Clareq of Cohocton; his brother Ted (Margie) Flynn of Owego, N.Y. and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends called Tuesday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St., in Wayland. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday at St. Joseph's Church in Wayland with Rev. Steven Kraus officiating. Interment, Lakeview Cemetery in Groveland. Contributions in Charlie's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester NY 14609.
Courtney Rose Jones
Courtney Rose Jones, 14, a member of the Freshman Class at York Central School, died March 3, 2003 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester from complications resulting from a sledding accident in LeRoy on March 2. She is survived by her parents James and Monica Vogel Jones; two sisters, Samantha and Karly Jones, at home; grandparents, Challis and Marvin Shorty Burdick of Piffard, Joseph Vogel of Caledonia, James and Karon Jones Sr. of Virginia; many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandmother Edith Vogel. She was born Sept. 12, 1988 in Dansville the daughter of James and Monica (Vogel) Jones Jr. She was a 9th grade student at York Central School where she participated in Junior Varsity Basketball and Varsity Softball. Along with her father she was an avid deer hunter. Visitation will be held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Wednesday from 3-7 PM. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at the York Central School Hilfiker Auditorium where Rev. Joy Bergfalk of the York Baptist Church will be officiating. Spring burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Fowlerville. Memorials may be made to the York Baptist Church, 2738 Main St., York NY 14592.
Ellsworth G. Kiefer
Ellsworth G. Kiefer, 90, of Federal Road in Linwood, died Feb. 25, 2003 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Mr. Kiefer was retired from the Custodial Staff at York Central School in Retsof. He is survived by one daughter Bertha (George) Marks of York; daughter-in-law Nancy Kiefer of Vermont; six grandchildren, Lisa (David) Ashcraft of Honeoye, Connie (Pat) Cannon of Linwood, George (Jesse) Marks of Greigsville, Pamela Dartt, Kim Bluto and Jody Kiefer, all of Vermont; eight great grandchildren; 35 foster children; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Kiefer; his son Edward Kiefer and his daughter Catherine Taylor. He was born March 10, 1912 in Arkport, N.Y. the son of George and Sarah (Kennell) Kiefer. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home in Geneseo on Feb. 28. Graveside services will be held in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in York in the Spring. Memorials may be made to the York Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 95, York NY 14592.
Sylvia F. Kostraba
Sylvia F. Kostraba, 66, died Feb. 27, 2003 at her home in Avon. She was born June 26, 1936 in Buffalo, the daughter of John and Adeline (Jusik) Daniello. She graduated from Riverside High School in Buffalo and received her degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Trott Vocational School in Niagara Falls. Sylvia was a charter member and past President of the Avon Lioness club. She served as first lady of the New York State Lions District 20E1 during the time her husband was District Governor. She was a member of the Genesee Valley Sweet Adelines, the Red Hat Club, the Rug Hookers Club and St. Agnes Church. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Emil Kostraba; her children, Dennis and Sandy Kostraba, Mary and Steve King, Emil and Maura Kostraba, Peter and Carol Kostraba, Paul and Robin Kostraba, Robert and Ellen Kostraba and Patrick and Cindy Kostraba, 19 grandchildren; two great grandchildren and her sister Eleanor Anibaldi. Friends called Saturday and Sunday at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home Inc. in Avon. Her Funeral Mass was held Monday at St. Agnes Church with Rev. Joseph Trovato and Barbara Swiecki officiating. Interment, St. Agnes Cemetery in Avon. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester NY 14609 or the Livingston County Hospice Fund, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510.
Dorothy W. Maggio
Dorothy W. (Whitney) Maggio, 75, of 58 Chapel St., Mt. Morris, died March 1, 2003 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. She was born the daughter of Hollis and Rebecca (Sommers) Whitney on April 17, 1927 in Canaseraga, N.Y. She married Anthony G. Maggio on April 23, 1949. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Mt. Morris where she was a eucharistic minister, the Mt. Morris Historical Society and she was an avid card player. She is survived by her four children, James (Sue) Maggio of Gowanda, Colette (Steven) Croop of Farmington, A. Craig Maggio of Brighton and John (Deborah) Maggio of East Palmyra; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren; foster son Zach Dunham of Ohio; several nieces, nephews and many dear and loving friends and children that she raised and cared for in home for over 40 years. She was predeceased by her husband Anthony in 1989. Friends called Tuesday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris where prayers were said Wednesday followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Interment, St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Morris Historical Society or the American Heart Association.
Lucy M. Passamonte
Lucy M. Passamonte, 84, of 12 Clinton St., Mt. Morris, died Feb. 27, 2003 at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo. She was born the daughter of Francis Paul and Maria Antoinette (Muscarella) Passamonte on April 23, 1918 in Mt. Morris. Prior to her retirement in 1980 she was employed at the TB Hospital in Mt. Morris and the Monroe Developmental Center in Rochester for over 25 years. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church and CSEA. She is survived by her sister Josephine Argana of LeRoy; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. Friends called Sunday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris where prayers were said Monday morning followed by a funeral mass at St. Patrick's Church with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Interment, St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to ones favorite charity.
Otelia J. Stuart
Otelia J. Stuart, 102, of 7030 Liberty Pole Road, Springwater, passed away peacefully after a brief illness Feb. 27, 2003 at the Teresa House Comfort Care Facility in Geneseo. She was born in Perkinsville, N.Y. on Nov.20, 1900. She was the daughter of Jacob and Anna (Deiter) Kling. She lived in Perkinsville for the first few years of her life; however Otelia lived the majority of her life in the Springwater area. Otelia and Elwyn Stuart entered into a loving marriage 83 years ago in Rochester. She enjoyed employment for approximately 25 years at the C. F. Cannon Company of Springwater. While working there, she also owned and operated a farm in Springwater with her husband. She was a past member of the Springwater Grange. She was predeceased by her husband Elwyn; two sons, Herbert and Ernest Stuart; two sisters, Monica Meyers and Agnes Kling; and her brother Adolf Kling. She is survived by her daughter, Helen Lowery of Rochester; her son, Clayton Stuart of Springwater, nine grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends called Saturday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland where her funeral service followed calling hours with Rev. Steven Kraus officiating. The family made a special request that donations be made in Otelia J. Stuart's memory to the Teresa House Comfort Care Facility, 21 Highland Ave., Geneseo NY 14454.