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Obituaries published the week of March 9, 2006
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Rose C. Diliberto
Rose C. Diliberto, 85, of Reservoir Road in Geneseo, died March 3, 2006 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Diliberto Sr. in 1985 and her daughter Toni Harris in 1989. She is survived by three daughters, JoAnn (Daniel) Tremblay of Geneseo, Sandra (Charles) Gamper of Mt. Morris, Debra Erickson of West Palm Beach, Fla; two sons, Joseph Diliberto Jr. of Caledonia, Timothy Diliberto of West Palm Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; one sister Katherine Paladino of Buffalo; two brothers, Anthony and James Primiano, both of Buffalo; nieces and nephews. She was born Oct. 20, 1920 in Chisolm, Minn. the daughter of John and Lena Vergari Primiano.She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Geneseo. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Tuesday. Funeral Mass was held March 8 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Geneseo with Father Patrick Connor officiating. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the Teresa House, 21 Highland Rd., Geneseo NY 14454.
Jeffery T. Sims
Jeffery T. Sims, 34, died suddenly Feb. 25, 2006 in Mumford. He was born July 21, 1971 in Batavia, to Thomas and Carole Sims. Jeff worked as a welder for Rochester Colonial Windows and Doors. He was a devoted father and partner and most wonderful son, brother, uncle and friend. His Bocce team, The Hooligans, took first place in the Lake Keller Bocce League. He enjoyed working with his hands, and was refinishing a wooden canoe, that was a high school woodworking project, for future fishing trips with his son. He loved the outdoors, and camping trips to Gravel Ponds with his family. He enjoyed snowmobiling, watching TV sports, and was an avid Bills and Cincinnati Reds fan. He is survived by his daughters, Molly and Madylin; son, Maxwell T.J. and their mother, Rebecca Cornell; his parents, Thomas and Carole Sims; sisters, Sue (Jim) Wood, Nancee (Mark) Maggioli, Linda (Steve) Poole; brother, Mike (Sue) Sims; a special aunt, Jan Holbrook; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. His brother, T.J. predeceases Jeff. Friends called Feb. 28 at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St., Caledonia. His Funeral Service was held March 1 at the United Presbyterian Stone Church, Church St. in Caledonia. A private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the Sims Children's Education Fund, c/o Thomas Sims, 3196 McCorkindale Rd., Caledonia NY 14423.
Arthur F. Vokes
Arthur F. Vokes, 78, of Caledonia, died at home on March 5, 2006 after an 8-year long battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS). He was born Sept. 3, 1927 in Caledonia to Roland and Florence Vokes. Mr. Vokes retired after 37 years of service from Chloride Electro Networks in 1991, as the supervisor of the finishing department. He served in the Korean war and was a lifetime member of the Matthew Clary Post, Caledonia. He enjoyed his grandchildren, bowling, playing cards, and watching horse racing. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Rita Ackerman Vokes of Caledonia; sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Colleen Vokes, David and Margie Vokes, both of Caledonia; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Jim Goodburlet of California; grandchildren, Katie and Jordan Vokes, Mark and Courtney Goodburlet. Friends called Tuesday, at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St., Caledonia. His Funeral Service will take place Wednesday at St. Andrews's Episcopal Church, 175 North Street, Caledonia. Interment, St. Columba Cemetery, Caledonia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church or Livingston County Hospice, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510.