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Obituaries published the week of March 25, 2004
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In Memoriam

Carl A. Barnhardt Sr.

Retired heavy equipment operator

Carl A. Barnhardt Sr., 67, of 3045 Moyer Road, Mt. Morris, died March 16, 2004 at his home. He was born the son of Ira and Ruth (Ellis) Barnhardt on Aug. 11, 1936 in Mt. Morris. Prior to his retirement he was employed by PMA Construction in Fowlerville and Vitale Brothers in Piffard for over 28 years as a heavy Equipment Operator. He is survived by his wife Phyllis; eight children, Joyce (Tim) Rodgers of Retsof, Tom (Jan) Barnhardt of Perry, Steve (Christine) Barnhardt of Retsof, Barbara Lynn (Jim) Noble of Friendship, Nancy (Frank) Henry, Carl Jr., Kevin (Christina Case) and Robert Barnhardt, all of Perry; 16 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; six brothers, Walt (Shirley), Charles (Judy) and Duane (Linda) Barnhardt, all of Dansville, Kenneth (Betty) Barnhardt of Mt. Morris, Richard (Marlene) Barnhardt of Retsof and Ira (Debbie) Barnhardt of Leicester; one sister Norma (Lyell) Swift of Florida; one sister-in-law Barbara Barnhardt of Leicester; many nieces and nephews. Friends may call Sunday, March 28 from 2-4 p.m. at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St., (Route 408), Mt. Morris, where Funeral Services will be held Monday, March 29 at 11 a.m. Memorials may be made to the Livingston County Hospice Fund, Murray Hill, Mt. Morris NY 14510. Condolences may be emailed to

Veronica A. Herzman

Retired hospital administrator

Veronica A. Herzman, 89, a retired hospital administrator for Health Science Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., died March 15, 2004 at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo. Mrs. Herzman lived on Oak St. in Geneseo prior to her entry into the nursing home and was previously from Brooklyn. She is survived by two sons, Ronald (Ellen) Herzman of Geneseo, Paul Herzman of Brooklyn; daughter Nancy (Chris) Doran of Richland, Wash.; grandchildren, Susanne (Chad) Pagelow of Santa Cruz, Calif., Edward Herzman of Brooklyn, Joan Doran of New Haven, Conn.; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter Herzman in 1959. She was born Feb. 21, 1915 in Deusseldorf, Germany, the daughter of Bernhard and Anna (Molitor) Thiesen. She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Geneseo. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home on Tuesday. Funeral Mass was held March 17 at St. Mary's Church in Geneseo with Father Daniel McMullin officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the William Cook and Walter Herzman Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of the Geneseo Foundation, SUNY Geneseo, Erwin 202, Geneseo NY 14454-1485.

Herbert I. Marquardt

Geneseo resident

Herbert I. Marquardt, 86, of North Road,Geneseo, died, March 20, 2004 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. He was born the son of Hermann and Florence Lang Marquardt on Jan. 3, 1918 in Rochester. He was a member of the Geneseo United Methodist Church. He was the former owner and operator of Herb's Service in Geneseo, a self-employed landscaping service. He was predeceased by his wife Jean Carmichael Marquardt on Dec. 20, 1983. He is survived by his loving family, children, Diane (John) LeClair of Livonia, Jeanne Marquardt of Lakeville, Linda Marquardt of Rochester, James (Jean Marie) Marquardt of Webster; grandchildren, Shelley DeLosh, Carrie Pulizzi, James Marquardt and Erika Marquardt; five great grandsons; sisters, Lois Middleton and Jean Carrick; several nieces and nephews, many dear friends and special canine friend Sadie. Friends called Monday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia. His Funeral Service was held Tuesday at the Geneseo United Methodist Church, Route 63, Geneseo. Burial, Temple Hill Cemetery, Geneseo. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the National Parkinson's Foundation, the Geneseo United Methodist Church or the Hospice Care at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville.

Marjorie L. Monteleone

Mt. Morris resident

Marjorie L. Monteleone, 78, of 12 Columbus Ave., Mt. Morris, died March 16, 2004 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. She was born the daughter of William and Alice (Richenback) Selhorst on April 16, 1925 in Batavia. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a secretary for 23 years for Dr. Cogen's office in Mt. Morris. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church, Bellamy House in Mt. Morris and was a senior companion for the Livingston County Office of the Aging. She is survived by her two daughters, Frances (Floyd) Worden of Nunda and Gail Monteleone of Livonia; seven grandchildren, Amber Aman, Wesly Aldrich, Corina and Nadina Zarkowski, Anna, Daniel and Derek Worden, two great grandchildren Maranda Aman and Briana Aldrich; three sisters, Betty Leanen of LeRoy, Beverly Rogers of Scottsville and Dorothy Swinford of Mt. Morris; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Fred in 1985. Friends called Saturday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris where a memorial service was held Saturday with Pastor Paul Palmer officiating. Memorials may be made to the Oncology Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital. Condolences may be emailed to

Walter Coleman Sanders

General Motors executive

Walter Coleman Sanders, 67, died March 21, 2004 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Born in Geneseo, Sept. 15, 1936 Mr. Sanders was retired from General Motors where he was a long time executive. He was a graduate of Geneseo High School and the Salisbury School. He attended Brown University where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. He received a degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and a master's degree in marketing from Wayne State University. His father, Donald R. Sanders was owner of Sanders Publications, which published 10 weekly newspapers in western New York. The first newspaper was founded by his great grandfather Chauncey K. Sanders in 1859. His wife, Marilyn Cann Sanders, was a teacher at the Holcomb School in Geneseo. He is survived by his wife Marilyn of Troy, Michigan; son Scott Coleman Sanders of San Francisco, Calif.; daughter Kristin Sanders Fiorita (Robert) of Dublin, Ohio; and grandchildren, Carter, Kendal and Cameron Fiorita; a brother Donald R. Sanders (Virginia) of The Woodlands, Texas; sister , Laurie Ann Sanders Kenney (Jack) of Tiburon, Calif.; Aunt Jane Wassung of St. Augustine, Fla.; niece Samara Sanders Lindberg (Eric, Leif, Laila) of Havana, Cuba; niece Amiee Sanders of Brooklyn, N.Y. A Funeral Mass will take place on Monday, March 29 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Geneseo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to the Detroit Institute of Arts. Mr. Sanders was predeceased by his parents, Katheryne and Donald Sanders, brother Chauncey K. Sanders and uncle Frank R. Wassung. Funeral arrangements by Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, Inc., 111 Main St. in Geneseo.

June M. Stalker


June M. Stalker, 73, of East Park Dr., Honeoye Lake, died March 17, 2004 at her home. She was born the daughter of Clifford and Josephine Williams Jackson on June 17, 1930 in Massena, N.Y. She was a registered nurse at Brockport Hospital before moving to the Honeoye Lake area 14 years ago. She was predeceased by her sister Eileen McCarthy. She was a member of the Honeoye Area Senior Citizens Club. She is survived by her husband Wayne; her children, Michael (Kathleen) Stalker, Karen (Michael Casacci) Norton; grandchildren, Shawn and Sarah Stalker, Ashley and Jamie Norton; sisters, Barbara Ritter, Jean Roscoe and Lois Bigwarfe; several nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Friends may attend a memorial service Saturday, March 27 at the Canadice Methodist Church at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the National Kidney Foundation of Upstate NY, 3300 Monroe Ave., Rochester NY 14618. Arrangements by the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Honeoye.

Wayne F. Wakefield


Livonia - Wayne F. Wakefield, 45, died suddenly March 17, 2004 at his home. He was born the son of Kenneth and Joan Worthy Wakefield on Sept. 11, 1958 in Kenmore, N.Y. He was a mechanic at the time of his passing at Statewide Machinery in Rochester. Wayne was a member of the Lima Baptist Church. He is survived by his loving wife, Laurel (Graca); his children, Naomi, Hans and Jesse Wakefield; parents, Kenneth and Joan Wakefield; brothers, Richard (Janet), Dennis (Patricia), Mark (Jody); sisters, Kathleen McDanel, Coni (Ed) Costanza; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. No prior calling. His Funeral Service was held Monday at the Lima Baptists Church with the Rev. Michael Maloney officiating. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Wakefield Children's Fund, c/o Laurel Wakefield, 6 Meadow Dr., Livonia NY 14487. Arrangements by Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc.,Route 15, Livonia.

Dorothy M. Ward

First Presbyterian Church member

Lakeville/Avon: Dorothy M. (Nichols) Ward, 95, died on March 18, 2004 at the Avon Nursing Home in Avon. Mrs. Ward was born on May 19, 1908 in Java, N.Y. the daughter of Arthur Nichols and Majorie (Parmerter) Nichols. She was a member of the XYZ Club in Avon as well as the First Presbyterian Church of Avon. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and traveling. She was predeceased by her husband John Ward and daughter An Schultz. She is survived by her daughter Marsha (James) Welch of Honeoye Falls; three grandchildren, Timothy Welch (Cathy Luxon) of Livonia, Jeffrey (Debbie) Welch of Geneseo, Colleen Brewer of Troupsburg, N.Y.; six great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; brother Raymond (Therese) Nichols of Florida; two sisters, Viola Hutchison of Florida, Laura (Herbert) Weinreber of California; special nephew Wesley (Patricia) Bathrick of Castile, N.Y. and several other loving nieces and nephews. Calling hours and Funeral Services were held at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Avon with Rev. Dr. Thomas Taylor officiating. Spring interment, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Geneseo. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Avon, 5606 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon NY 14414 in her memory.

Dale W. Werth

Former Loon Lake resident

Loon Lake/Wayland - Dale W. Werth, 84, of 701 Xanadu Place, Jupiter, Fla and formerly of RD #2, Loon Lake, N.Y., passed away March 12, 2004 at St. Mary's Hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla. Dale was born Oct. 31, 1919 in Cohocton the son of William and Clara (Wolfanger) Werth. He resided most of his life in Loon Lake/Wayland area. Dale and Helen Mehlenbacher entered into a loving marriage on June 27, 1941 at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church. Together they celebrated over 62 years of marriage. Together Dale and Helen owned and operated their own farm in the Loon Lake/Wayland area. Potatoes were the crop that was predominantly grown by Dale and he also raised hundreds of Black Angus cattle over the years. Through his farming experience, Dale was the past president of the Steuben County Farm Bureau and the New York State Cattleman's Association. Dale and Helen enjoyed vacationing in Florida and in 1982 they purchased a home there and permanently moved. Dale would travel back to the farm for a few years to assist with the harvesting and plowing; however by 1985 he had officially retired to his new home in Florida. Dale was predeceased by both his parents; his brother, Lynn Werth, and a sister Iola Tweddell. He is survived by his loving wife, Helen Werth of Jupiter, Fla.; his sons, Don Werth and his wife Doris of Wayland, Tom Werth and his wife Barbara of Jasper, Ga.,; his daughter, Kathy Werth and her husband Louis DiGiovanni of Jupiter, Fla.; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; his sister Elaine Gray and her husband Ed of Auburn, N.Y., along with several nieces and nephews. Dale's family and friends called Friday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St., Wayland. A prayer service was conducted for Dale Saturday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Dale Saturday at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Wayland. Interment, Lakeside Cemetery in Wayland.