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Obituaries published the week of March 11, 2004
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In Memoriam

Betty May Hyde

Avon - Betty May Hyde, 77, died on Feb. 26, 2004 at the Hurlbut Nursing Home in Henrietta. She was born on Feb. 9, 1927 in Leicester, the daughter of John H. Frederick and Gladys (Hanna) Frederick. She was predeceased by her husband LaVerne Hyde in 1971; and her parents. She is survived by two brothers, John (Marjorie) Frederick of Avon and Donald (Patricia) Vershay of Snyder, N.Y.; aunt Mildred Turner of Geneseo; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many caring friends. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 13 at 11 a.m. at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Avon with Rev. Larry Beman officiating. Interment, East Avon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Avon United Methodist Church, 130 Genesee St., Avon NY 14414 in her memory.

Leslie F. Kramer

World War II veteran

Leslie “Les” F. Kramer, 88, of Valley View Court, Dansville and formerly of 9 Lincoln St., Wayland, passed away late Sunday evening, March 7, 2004 at the Bath Veterans Administration Medical Center in Bath, N.Y. Les was born Oct. 20, 1915 in Wayland, the son of Frank and Susan (Dean) Kramer. He resided his early years in the Wayland area and then moved to Rochester for a short amount of time. However it was Wayland that he moved back to and resided the majority of his life until approximately 10 years ago when he moved to Dansville with his wife Charlotte. Les attended Wayland Central School and subsequent to that he began his employment career with the Gunlocke Company in Wayland. He was a critical player in assisting with and organizing the first union at Gunlocke. He was drafted by the U.S. Army and began serving his country April 30, 1941. He was deployed in the European-African Mid-Eastern Theater portion of the war; particularly the Algeria-French Morocco, Tunisia battle. In 1943 Les became a prisoner of war at the Kasserine Pass in Africa. He was a POW for over two years prior to his exchange in Switzerland. He was a medic while serving in the Army and earned the American Defense Service Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal, and the Prisoner of War Medal Set. Les was honorably discharged May 29, 1945 and returned to the Wayland area. He met Charlotte Vogt and it must have been true love because three weeks later on May 17, 1945 they entered into a loving marriage that encompassed over 51 years together. Les thoroughly enjoyed his life with Charlotte and their three children. His children spoke fondly and humorously of their father as he told many stories over the years. Les enjoyed a strong passion for horses, as evidenced by his professional riding ability, a strong passion for baseball whether it was the Atlanta Braves, the local legion team or any little league team. Les and Charlotte enjoyed traveling to Florida and other favorite areas on the east coast that included Myrtle Beach and Ocean City. Les's zest for life will truly be missed by his family. He was predeceased by his loving wife Charlotte in 1996 and a brother, Joseph “Joey” Kramer. He is survived by his children: daughter, Jerilynn Miller and her husband Darryl of HFL, son, Robert Kramer and his wife Sandra of Farmington, daughter, Debra Forsythe and her husband Gary of Wayland; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sister-in-law Mary Jane Merrill of Florida and two special nephews, Jeff and Tom Johnson of Florida. Les's family and friends called Tuesday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St., Wayland. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Les Wednesday at St. Joseph's Church in Wayland. Interment, with full military honors, at St. Joseph's Cemetery followed Mass. Contributions in his memory may be made to Strong Memorial PICU, 300 East River Road, P.O. Box 278996, Rochester NY 14627.

Jean Andrews Notebaert

Lakeville resident

Jean Andrews Notebaert, 80, of Big Tree Road, Lakeville, died March 6, 2004 at St. John's Home in Rochester. She was born the daughter of Avery and Josephine Highland Andrews on May 28, 1923 in Charlotte, N.Y. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Livonia, a volunteer at the American Red Cross for 15 years at Brothers of Mercy in Clarence, N.Y. She was a charter member of the VFW Post #9028 in Livonia. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Richard Sr.; her children, Richard (Patty) Notebaert, John (Pam) Notebaert, Susan (Paul) Havey, Mary (John) Grabowski, James (Katie) Notebaert; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. No prior calling. Friends may attend a Memorial Mass Saturday, March 20, 2004 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Route 20A, Livonia at 10 a.m. with the Rev. John H. Hayes officiating. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Teresa House, 21 Highland Road, Geneseo NY 14454. Arrangements, Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Livonia.

Victor Milton Ogden

World War II veteran

Victor Milton “Milt” Ogden, 86, a retired self employed farmer who owned and operated Ogden Farms in Groveland, died March 6, 2004 at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo. Mr. Ogden was residing on Reservoir Road in Geneseo prior to his entry into the nursing home. He was predeceased by his wife of four years, Agnes Ogden on Dec. 30, 1990. He is survived by his stepchildren, Pat (Myron) Brady of Geneseo, Jennie (Jerry) Cartwright of Hunt, Cecelia Schaffer of Dansville, Peter (Mary) Murray of Dansville, John (Lou) Murray of Illinois, Arthur (Barbara) Murray of Florida, Jim (Tish) Murray of Hunt; many step grandchildren and one cousin, Roy Ogden of Colorado. He was born Aug. 27, 1917 in Groveland, the son of Homer and Jessie (Hungerford) Ogden. He was a graduate of the old Groveland High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, enlisting on Jan. 23, 1941 in Buffalo and was discharged on Oct. 15, 1945 at Camp Atterbury, Ind. Milt was a member of the Groveland Federated Parish and longtime sexton of the Lakeview Cemetery in Groveland. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home Inc., 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Monday. Funeral Services were held March 9 at the Groveland Federated Parish with Rev. Sally Glassbrook officiating. Interment, Lakeview Cemetery in Groveland with full military honors. Memorials may be made to the Groveland Federated Parish, 6616 Groveland Hill Rd., Groveland NY 14462 or to Lakeview Cemetery, 5470 Teitsworth Rd., Groveland NY 14462.