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Obituaries published the week of March 22, 2001
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Mildred F. Bedford
Mildred F. Bedford, 85, of Caledonia/Lompoc, Calif., died March 9, 2001, in Lompoc. She was born Feb. 1, 1916, in Scottsville to George and Margaret (Sherman) Sands. She worked as an assembler for nearly 20 years at Allen-Bailey Tag & Label Inc. in Caledonia and later as a docent for Genesee Country Museum in Mumford. Mildred was a frequent winter visitor to Lompoc, moving there in 1998. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, George and Cheryl Bedford, of Lompoc, Calif.; son-in-law, Larry Van Allen of Avon; 10 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; six great-great-grandchilden. She is predeceased by her husband William C. Bedford (1980), daughter Vivian Bedford Van Allen (1995). Friends called Thursday at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St. in Caledonia. Her Funeral Mass was held Friday at St. Columba Church in Caledonia. Interment will be held at St. Columba Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Focus on the Children, P.O. Box 31, Caledonia NY 14423 or Caledonia Ambulance, P.O. Box 1, Caledonia NY 14423.
Ellen W. Bisland
Ellen W. Bisland, 99,formerly of 600 Country Lane and 10 Elm St. in Geneseo, died March 16, 2001, in Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville where she had been taken after being stricken at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo where she had resided. She was born the daughter of John and Catherine (Vernal) McMurray on March 22, 1901. She was a telephone operator of Bell Telephone in New York City. She would have been 100 years old on March 22. She was predeceased by her husband John C. Bisland in July 1961 and her son-in-law Richard J. (Dick) Cleveland on Feb. 21, 2000. She is survived by one daughter Marilyn B. Cleveland of Geneseo; four grandchildren, David L. (Monica) Cleveland of California, Nancy (Roger) Least of Geneseo, Christopher Cleveland of Chicago and Catherine Cleveland (Carl Willett) of Hunt, N.Y.; three great grandchildren, Roger Least of Hilton Head, S.C., Lindsay Least of Boston, Mass., and Larisa Least of Geneseo; and several nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Services and interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y. will be at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the Geneseo Fire Department Ambulance Fund. Arrangements by Rector-Hicks Funeral Home Inc. in Geneseo.
Dominic J. "Jim" Dioguardi
Dominic J. "Jim" Dioguardi, 71, of LeRoy, formerly of Avon, died March 11, 2001 in Batavia. He was born in Rochester the son of Thomas and Angeline (DıAngelo) Dioguardi. Prior to retirement Jim worked for Finewood Sand & Gravel Company as a heavy equipment operator. Jim was a past member of the Avon American Legion Post and the Avon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. He served in the U.S. Army. Jim was predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth "Betty" (Hancy) Dioguardi and his brother Joseph Dioguardi. He is survived by his wife Nina; beloved children, Kathleen (James) Worley of Williamsville, Kimberly Boyle (Timothy Inzinna) of Rochester and Peter Dioguardi of Mt. Morris; loving grandchildren, Allison, Natalie, Louis, Jessica, Michael and Casie; stepsons, Robert (Kari) Reed and Gary (Dawn) Reed; step grandchildren, Crystal and Zach; two brothers, John (Angie) Dioguardi of Ohio and Thomas (Sidney) Dioguardi of Avon; several nieces, nephews, cousins and son-in-law Louis Boyle. Funeral services were held March 17 at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home in Avon with Barbara Swiecki officiating.
Martina J. George (Wyatt)
Martina J. George, 79, retired employee of General Foods in Avon, died March 13, 2001, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Mrs. George was a resident of Alpine Manor Home for Adults in Lima prior to her admission to Strong Memorial Hospital. She is survived by one daughter, Jackie Davis of Geneseo; grandchildren, Christi Davis of Conesus, Cheri Davis of Hemlock, Corey Davis of Geneseo; three great grandchildren; one brother, Ward Baker of Cohocton; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Alfred Wyatt and Earl George. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home 111, Main St. in Geneseo on March 14. Memorials may be made to Alpine Manor, 2714 Poplar Hill Road, Lima NY 14485. Funeral services were held March 15 at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home with Mrs. Nina Campbell of Alpine Manor officiating. Burial, Erwin Cemetery, Springwater, N.Y.
Paul J. Hally Sr.
Paul J. Hally Sr., 80, of Avon and Clayton, N.Y, formerly of Sonyea, died March 16, 2001 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born April 28, 1920 in Sonyea the son of Edward J. and Margaret T. (Donovan) Hally. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a charter member of the Hally-Allen American Legion Post in Sonyea. Paul retired from Craig Developmental Center in 1976 where he was an EEG Technician. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Margaret Irene Thorsen Hally; two sons, Paul J. (Jerri) Hally Jr. and Robert (Marilyn) Hally; a brother John W. Hally, sisters, Harriet Van Vessen and Elizabeth Hally; sister-in-law Edith Odell; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his stepmother Mary W. Hally and brother, Francis and William Hally. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the Association For The Blind, 451 S. Clinton Ave., Rochester NY 14620. Arrangements by Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Avon.
Eileen "Anne" Hamilton
Eileen "Anne" Hamilton, 58, of 24 S. Main St., Cohocton, died unexpectedly March 19, 2001 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. She was born March 11, 1943 the daughter of Norman and Irene Allen Schneider. Anne resided her entire life in Cohocton. She was a life long communicant of St. Pius Church, and a member of the Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by her three sons, Scott, Randy, and Thomas, all of Cohocton; two daughters, Nancy (James) Malone of Wayland and Vickey (James) Recktenwald of Wayland; four grandchildren; and 10 brothers and sisters, John (Eileen) Schneider of Cohocton, Mary (Al) Weber of Alcott, Frank (Vivian) Schneider of Cohocton, Kaye (Demerle) Wise of Cohocton, Dorothy (Ken) Reinard of Pa., Jean (Thomas) Recktenwald of Wayland, James (Adrian) Schneider of Florida, Elaine (James) Davis of Pa., Ed Schneider of Springwater, and Michael Schneider of Cohocton; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Michael Hamilton in 1986 and by her sister Noreen Lindsey in 1973. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Anneıs memory to Cohocton Ambulance or to Cohocton Fire Department Friends called Tuesday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St., Wayland. A Mass of Christian Burial was conducted at St. Pius Church in Cohocton. Burial, St. Pius Cemetery, Cohocton.
Margaret E. Johnson
Margaret E. Johnson, 77 of Garden St., South Lima, died March 15, 2001 at her home. She was born the daughter of Berton and Agnes Aldridge Hungerford on May 2, 1927 in York. She was a member of Lima Christian Church. She is survived by her husband Gordon of South Lima; her children Cheryl (Jerry) Tallman of Mt. Morris, Keith Johnson of Conesus, Russell (Barb) Johnson of Livonia Center, Bruce Johnson of Lima, Timothy (Dianne) Johnson of Mt. Morris, Alice (Edgar) Krause of Hemlock and Lyle (Rexine) Johnson of LeRoy; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister Doris (Fred) Fleming of Greece; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Monday at the Kevin W., Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15 in Livonia where funeral services were held Tuesday with the Rev. Bob Wheeler officiating. Burial, Union Cemetery, Livonia. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Lima Christian School, 1574 Rochester St., Lima NY 14485.
Patricia Anne Kotak
Patricia Anne Kotak, 63, of Lakeville Road, Avon, died March 7, 2001 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born the daughter of Edward and Helen Collins Bernhardt on Feb. 26, 1938 in Buffalo. She was predeceased by her son Paul in 1991. She is survived by her husband Paul of Avon; daughter Beverly Kotak of Springwater; brothers, Edward (Florence) Bernhardt of Italy, John (Gracie) Bernhardt of Shinglehouse, Pa., Thomas Bernhardt of N. Tonawanda, N.Y; sisters, Barbara (Reid) Cicciarelli of Arizona, Marion (Hershall) Lambert of Lyndonville, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. Friends may attend a memorial service Saturday, March 31 at 2 p.m. at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Route 15 in Livonia. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Epilepsy Association of Great Rochester, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Rochester NY 14620.
Amelia L. Nasca "Amy"
Amelia L. Nasca "Amy," 51, died suddenly March 11, 2001, at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. She was born the daughter of Charles and Helen Kleinhans Nasca on May 10, 1949, in Dansville. She was employed at Noyes Memorial Hospital for 32 years as a registered nurse. She was predeceased by her sister Agnes. She is survived by her father Charles of Mt. Morris; siblings, Judith (Warner) Gibbs of Penn Yan, Bernice Gallagher of Virginia, Mary Anne (Eric) Morith of Florida, Charles J. Nasca II of Kansas, F. Joseph (Edna) Nasca of Montana, John (Laurie) Nasca of Mt. Morris, Roselena (Pat) Smith of Mt. Morris, Karl (Suzette) Nasca of Cheektowaga, N.Y., Mary Agnes Nasca of Florida, Michael Nasca of Virginia; several nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Friends attended a memorial service Saturday at Noyes Memorial Hospital Conference Room in Dansville with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. In lieu of flowers friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Noyes Hospital O.B. Unit or the Mt. Morris Ambulance Fund. Arrangements by the John W. Martin Funeral Home in Mt. Morris.
Rupert Neu, 92, of 10974 Black Creek Hollow, Cohocton, N.Y., died March 12, 2001, in Avoca, after a long illness. He was born March 19, 1908, in Cohocton, the son of Jacob and Hanna Beachner Neu. Rupert resided his entire life in the Cohocton-Atlanta area. He is survived by his brother Erwin Neu of Wallace, N.Y. and many friends. His sister Lola Neu predeceased him in 1985. He will be best remembered by his fiddle playing at various functions and festivals for over 40 years. He enjoyed sharing his music and was a self-taught fiddler. Rupert and his brother Erwin were owners and operators of the Neu Brothers Potato Farm and saw mill in the Town of Cohocton. Friends called March 16 at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St., Wayland. A funeral service was conducted March 17 at Avoca United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rene Carilla officiating. Interment, Mapleview Cemetery in Cohocton. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Rupertıs memory to the Cohocton Fire Department or Avoca United Methodist Church.
Laurence W. Weber
Laurence W. Weber, 80, of Caledonia, died March 11, 2001, at Strong Memorial Hospital after a short illness. He was born July 14, 1920, in Batavia to William and Helen (Colson) Weber. Laurence retired from Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester as a senior engineering technician. He served in World War II and was a member of the American Legion, Clary Post, Caledonia. Laurence was also a member of the Euncie Lodge, Caledonia, First Presbyterian Church and the Caledonia Fire Department. She is survived by his wife Annabelle (Buckley) Weber of Caledonia; daughter and son-in-law Sandra and Robert Baxter of Ithaca; son, Richard Weber of Hopewell, N.J.; grandchildren, Matthew Darcy and Jeffrey Baxter; sisters, Katharine (Robert) Sheffield of Spencerport, Olive Weber of Batavia, Edith Schafer of Rochester; brother David Weber of Bethany; six stepchildren, Patricia (David) Patt of Fairport, Gregory (Rebecca) Buckley of Boynton Beach, Fla., Shannon (Robert) Martin of Caledonia, Catherine (Robert) Nothnagle of Boynton Beach, Fla., Thomas and Betty Lou Buckley of Caledonia, Elizabeth and Daniel Wall of Plano, Texas; 14 step grandchildren. Friends called Friday at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3036 W. Main St., Caledonia. His Memorial Service was held Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, 3080 W. Main St. in Caledonia. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or Caledonia Fire Department, P.O. Box 1, Caledonia NY 14423.