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Obituaries published the week of March 10, 2005
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Melody A. (Weis) Bill, 29, of 4 Maple Ave., passed away March 4, 2005 at the Vincent House Comfort Care Healthcare Facility in Wayland. She was born May 20, 1975 in Dansville the daughter of Robert and Eva (Jackson) Weis. Melody grew up in the Wayland/Atlanta area and has resided there her entire life. She was a graduate of Wayland-Cohocton Central School in 1994. Melody began employment as a process operator making Cool-Whip with Kraft Foods in Avon over eight years ago. While employed there, she has been a member of Teamsters Union #721 of Rochester. Melody and Jeff Bill entered into marriage on April 28, 2001 at the North Cohocton United Methodist Church. She enjoyed being the organizer of family picnics and parties and she especially enjoyed holiday time. However, Melody's greatest joy has been spending time with her three children, James, 10 years old, Melissa, 6 years old and Christina, 3 years old. Melody will truly be missed by all her family and friends. She was predeceased by her father on April 8, 1978; her maternal grandparents, Earl and Eva (Putnam) Jackson; and her paternal grandparents, R. Arthur and Madeline (Ames) Weis. She is survived by her husband Jeffery Bill of Atlanta; her three children, James, Melissa and Christina Bill, all of Atlanta; her mother, Eva Weis of Atlanta; a special uncle, Frank Dutch Jackson of Wayland; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Edie and Gary Bill of Atlanta; sister, Melinda (Richard) Sabins of Cohocton; brothers, Darryl (Diane) Weis of Salisbury, MA and Dan Morrison of North Carolina; sisters-in-law, Dee Bill of Wayland and Debbie (Mike) Mack of Rochester; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Melody's family and friends called Sunday and Monday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland. Her Funeral Service was conducted Tuesday at the Lighthouse Wesleyan Church, 8277 Pardee Hollow Road in Wayland with Pastor Rob and Cheryl Parker officiating. Contributions in Melody A. Bill's memory may be made to the Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., Wayland NY 14572.
Jack T. Biondolillo
World War II veteran
Jack. T. Biondolillo, 80, of 5325, Upper Mt. Morris Road in Leicester, died March 5, 2005 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born the son of Thomas and Josephine (Sicurella) Biondolillo on Oct. 3, 1924 in Mt. Morris. Prior to his retirement in 1975 he was employed as a painter at the State Hospital in Rochester for 20 years. He was a veteran of the Army during World War II. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church and CSEA. He is survived by his children, Lisa Biondolillo of Rochester and Mark Biondolillo of Leicester; one niece, Roseann Watkins of Leicester; three great nieces, Linda, Roseann and Mary Lou. He was predeceased by his wife Donna, his brother Sam Biondolillo and sisters, Carol Kay Biondolillo and Mary Runfola. 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 in Mt. Morris. Interment, St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to one's favorite charity. Condolences may be emailed to JohnWMartinFH@aol.com
Ronald Charles Burk
U.S. Army veteran
Ronald Charles Burk, 60 of Pleasant Side Dr., Wayland, formerly of East Lake Road, Conesus, died Feb. 28, 2005 at his home. He was born the son of Henry and Alice Wills Burk on Jan. 4, 1944 in Yonkers, N.Y. Ron was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Conlon-Mulvaney American Legion in Conesus. He was the owner and operator of Phoenix Color Corporation in Hagerstown, Md. He was predeceased by his first wife Gail Burk. He is survived by his wife Linda Nikki of Wayland; son Ronald C. (Dawn) Burk Jr. of Pennsylvania; daughter Dawn M. Burk of Lakeville; stepson Russell Milano of Virginia; grandchildren, Thomas Burk, Dominic and Paige Sandee; brother Henry (Geri) Burk of Conesus and sister Margaret Flomer of Danville, Pa.; aunt Florence Burk of Stony Point, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Friday and Saturday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia where a service was held following calling on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make memorial contribution to one's favorite charity. Burial in the spring in Union Cemetery, Scottsburg, N.Y.
Eileen Mary Latchford
Mt. Morris resident
Eileen Mary Latchford, 74, of 129-1/2 Main St., Mt. Morris, died March 8, 2005, at Noyes Memorial Hospital. She was born on April 7, 1930 in Watertown, N.Y. She worked cleaning homes in the Mt. Morris area. She was predeceased by her husband Alan. She is survived by many dear and loving friends. Friends may call Friday 1-3 p.m. at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408) in Mt. Morris where Funeral Services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Laura Norris-Buisch officiating. Burial, Mt. Morris Cemetery. Memorials may be made to one's favorite charity. Condolences may be emailed to JohnWMartinFH@aol.com.
Kenneth J. Popp
World War II veteran
Kenneth J. Popp, 89, of 1939 Route 39 in Leicester, died March 4, 2005 at the Eastside Nursing Home in Warsaw, N.Y. He was born the son of James and Beatrice (Monahan) Popp on Feb. 5, 1916 in Leicester. Prior to his retirement he was a self-employed contractor working in the Perry area. He served in the Army infantry during World War II. He was a member of St. Thomas-Aquinas Church in Leicester, the Perry Kiwanis Club, the Leicester American Legion and VFW Posts. He is survived by his brother Donald (Glenna) Popp of Leicester; four nieces, Anne (John) Good of Perry, Mary Jane Stone and Virginia (Howard) Camp, both of Rochester and Barbara (Richard Yoneoka) Popp of North Carolina. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Beatrice Popp, brother Maurice Popp in 1988, sister Christine Jane Caranahan in 1990 and a special friend, Jean Hamilton in 2003. Friends called Sunday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408) in Mt. Morris where prayers were said Monday followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas-Aquinas Church in Leicester with the Rev. Daniel McMullen officiating. Interment, Leicester Cemetery. Memorials may be made to one's favorite charity. Condolences may be emailed to JohnWMartinFH@aol.com.
Barbara M. Sinsabaugh
Barbara M. Sinsabaugh, 72, of 32 Franklin St., Dansville, died March 4, 2005 at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo. She was born the daughter of Theodore and Margaret (Stoner) Forsythe on Nov. 23, 1932 in Dansville. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a bookkeeper and secretary for DJ Driving School in Dansville. She attended the United Methodist Church of Dansville. She is survived by her two children, Richard T. (Mina) Sinsabaugh Jr. of Dalton and Nancy McFarland of Dansville; two grandchildren, Caitlin and Ian McFarland, both of Dansville; one brother, Theodore (Rita) Forsythe of Oklahoma; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Richard T. Sinsabaugh Sr. in 1971. No prior calling. Memorial Services to be held, Saturday, March 12, at the United Methodist Church of Dansville at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jamie Stevens officiating. Interment, Long Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility, Activity Fund. Arrangements by the John W. Martin Funeral Home, Mt. Morris. Condolences may be emailed to JohnWMartinFH@aol.com.
Mary M. Spittal
Mary M. Spittal, 88, retired from the cafeteria staff at York Central School, died Feb. 28, 2005 at her residence on York Road West in York. She had recently been a patient at Rochester General Hospital. She is survived by one daughter, Nancy Frederico of Port Orange, Fla.; one son Robert (Christine) Spittal of Mooresville, N.C.; grandchildren, Melissa (Sean) Papp, Nicholas and Justin Spittal, Tonya Frederico; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Spittal on April 22, 1989. She was born June 13, 1916 in Retsof the daughter of Samuel and Magdelan Pallamo Mustari. She was a graduate of Greigsville High School. She was a member of St. Lucy's Church in Retsof and St. Lucy's Rosary Society. She was a member of the York Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hick Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Thursday. Funeral Mass was held March 4 at St. Lucy's Church in Retsof with Father Edward Zenkel officiating. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the York Fire Department, P.O. Box 95, York NY 14592.
Marty E. VanKuren
Retired gate keeper
Marty E. VanKuren, 74, a retired gate keeper at Letchworth State Park, died March 3, 2005 at the Vincent House in Wayland. Mrs. VanKuren resided on Harpers Ferry Road in Springwater and was previously from Groveland. She is survived by her husband Ralph VanKuren; children, Kathleen (Bruce) Radley of Henrietta, James (Doreen Freeman) Frediani of Groveland, Karen (Forrest) Rosell of Conesus; several grandchildren including Jason and Brian Bannon; brother Rolf (Mary) Sieper of Greece; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Paul Quait and Harold Frediani. She was born Oct. 19, 1930 in Rochester the daughter of Ernest and Elizabeth Zimmerman Sieper. She was a graduate of Monroe High School in Rochester. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Saturday where Funeral Services were held March 6 with Rev. Sally Glassbrook of the Groveland Federate Parish officiating. Burial, Greenmount Cemetery in Dansville. Memorials may be made to the Vincent House, P.O. Box 566, Wayland NY 14572 or the Springwater Fire Department, P.O. Box 16, Springwater NY 14560.