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Obituaries published the week of March 24, 2005
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In Memoriam

Raymond R. Blanchard

Army veteran

Raymond R. Blanchard, 63, of Lima and of Largo, Fla., died March 21, 2005 at home with his family by his side. He was born the son of Joseph and Eleanor Bellinger Blanchard on Sept. 12, 1941 in Rochester. He was an Army veteran. He was a retiree of R.G. & E. where he was an electrical inspector. He is survived by his children, Laurie (Thomas) Clements, Tammie (Jeffrey) Reed, Jeannie (Michael) Holmes, Raymond (Paula) Blanchard, Kristie (Phil) Sackoor; eight grandchildren, Cortland, Collin and Camden Reed, Benjamin and Rylee Holmes, Hailey Sackoor, Jacob Blanchard and Kayla Torres; companion of many years, Nancy Banker and Nancyıs daughter Jill Banker and family; previous wife Elaine C. Blanchard; sister Barbara Mulroney; brothers, Joseph (Rochelle) Blanchard II, Robert (Kathy) Blanchard and Allen (Maria) Blanchard; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Friends may call Thursday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15 in Livonia where services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. George Davis officiating. Burial at a later date at Union Cemetery, Livonia. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Ronald McDonald House, 333 Westmoreland Dr., Rochester NY 14620

Philip Gilbert

Retired B & O YardMaster

Philip Gilbert, 92, died March 16, 2005 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. He was born the son of W. Sherman and Pearl Parker Gilbert on Jan. 11, 1913 in Livonia. He was a YardMaster for many years at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in Buffalo. He is survived by his wife Evelyn; his children, Sharon (Tim Taft and his mother Sis Taft) Grimmelt, Sharlene (Norman) Anderson and James (Cheryl) Gilbert; six grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Friday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15 in Livonia where services followed calling. Burial, Oak Ridge Cemetery, South Livonia. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Lung Association, 1595 Elmwood Ave., Rochester NY 14620.

Raymond J. Grant

Retired highway superintendent

Raymond J. Grant of Caledonia died March 20, 2005 at his home in Caledonia. He was born in Rochester to Peter and Edna Grant. He was a lifelong farmer in Caledonia and retired Caledonia Highway Superintendent. Mr. Grant was a member of the Caledonia Fire Department serving as past fire chief and fire police. He was a member of the Genesee Valley Hunt Club and the Genesee Valley Conservancy. A former member of the Caledonia Republican Committee, Mr. Grant received from the Honorable Robert Houston the Green Max Award for his distinguished service to the Genesee Valley Hunt. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Midge; daughters, Barb (Dan) Radigan of Keuka Lake, Patty (Bob) Ayers of Avon, Betty Sue Grant of Penfield, Terri (Pat) Murray of Elma, NY, Peggy (Steve) Warfield of MN; grandchildren, Jenny and Jerry Ingerick, Daniel Radigan, Jeff Ayers, Michael, Katie, Shannon and Meaghan Murray, Katherine and Clare Warfield; sister, Irene (John) Barber of Perry; brother-in-law, Tony Arrigenna of Fowlerville; several nieces and nephews. His son-in-law, George Patterson predeceases Raymond. Friends called March 21 at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St. in Caledonia. His Funeral Mass was held Wednesday at St. Columba Church. Interment, St. Columba Cemetery. Memorial may be made to a charity of your choice.

John T. Pascuzzo

G & W Railroad Engineer

John T. Pascuzzo, 68, of Wadsworth, died March 15, 2005 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. He was born Nov. 14, 1936 in Warsaw, N.Y. the son of Frank Pascuzzo and Matilda (Santacroce) Pascuzzo. He was an engineer for G & W Railroad for 30 years and a roofer for Ray Brock Construction for many years. He was an avid wood worker. He loved camping and especially motorcycling and traveling the countryside. He was predeceased by his father Frank Pascuzzo and a stepson William H. Major in 2001. He is survived by his wife Carol Pascuzzo at home; mother Matilda Pascuzzo of Greigsville; brother Francis T. (Judy) Pascuzzo of Greigsville; one daughter Christine A. (Duane) Johnson of Tate, Ga.; one son Michael J. (Darlene) Pascuzzo of Ruffin, N.C.; stepdaughters, Kimberly A. Sharp (Jim) of Leicester and Barbara J. (Mike) Horton of Gainesville; one grandson John L. Dunn of Geneseo; five step grandchildren, Tiffany A. Wolfanger and Danielle N. Davis, both of Leicester, Tyler M. Horton and Cassandra M. Horton, both of Gainesville, Brad L. Johnson of Caledonia; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Friday at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo. A Graveside service was held Saturday at St. Maryıs Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the Retsof Ambulance, York Ambulance or Mt. Morris Ambulance.

Tullio S. Troisi

World War II Navy veteran

Tullio S. Troisi, 89, a retired electrical engineer for International Salt Mine in Retsof, died Feb. 6, 2005 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw, N.Y. Mr. Troisi resided on Retsof Road in Retsof. He is survived by his wife Virginia Nicastro Troisi; daughter Mary Ann (Ron) Roessel of Retsof; son Christopher (Carol) Troisi of Richmond, Va.; grandchildren, Matt Troisi, Thomas, Tyler and Tamara Troisi; step grandchildren, Sherlyn and Clayton Harris, Rachel, Gared and Melissa Roessel; step great grandson Sterling Tuck; two brothers, Nicholas (Mariam) Troisi of Plattsburg, N.Y., Arthur (Tillie) Troisi of Chestertown, N.Y.; nieces and nephews. He was born Jan. 16, 1916 in Retsof the son of Nichola and Caterina Zingaro Troisi. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Visitation will be held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Monday, March 28 from 4-7 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, March 29 at 10 a.m. at St. Lucyıs Church in Retsof. Burial, St. Maryıs Cemetery in Geneseo with Military Honors. Memorials may be made to the Retsof Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 92, Retsof NY 14539.