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Obituaries published the week of March 29, 2001
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In Memoriam

Ida M. Anderson

Ida M. Anderson, 78, died March 21, 2001, at Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo where she had been a resident. Mrs. Anderson had lived on Livingston St. in Geneseo prior to her entry into the Skilled Nursing Facility. She is survived by her son Roger (Peggy) DeLaVergne of Mt. Morris; stepdaughter Linda (Peter) Cascila of Hampton, N.H.; daughter-in-law Sarah Scondras of York; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; brother Walter (Shirley) Bartholomew of Mt. Morris; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Oscar “Andy” Anderson in 1989 and her son Leroy DeLaVergne in 1987. She was born Jan. 23, 1923, in Lima, N.Y., the daughter of Charles and Lillian (Welch) Bartholomew. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Friday. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 1400 N. Winton Road, Rochester NY 14609 or the Open Door Mission, 156 N. Plymouth Ave., Rochester NY 14608. Funeral services were held March 24 at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home with Pastor A. Richard Fox officiating. Burial, Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo.

Gladys Barrows

Gladys Barrows, 90, of 158 S. Canton Road in Canton, died March 22, 2001 at her home. She was born May 3, 1910, in Livonia, the daughter of Wilbert and Alice Spencer Grover. She graduated from Livonia High School in 1927. On Aug. 6, 1927 she married Edward Lewis Barrows at the Methodist Church parsonage in Conesus. After Mrs. Barrows' children entered school she went to work at Baumgardners as a store clerk for a few years, before working in a private dental practice as a dental assistant for a period of time. She then worked as a dental assistant at the Veterans' Hospital in Lyons, Pa. for approximately 15 years, until ill health forced her to retire. In 1970 the couple moved to Madrid, where she continued to live until the death of her husband in 1992. Mrs. Barrows then moved to Potsdam to be near her son and daughter-in-law. She was a member of the United Church of Madrid. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Loretta Knobel, of Liverpool; two sons, John W. of Easton, Pa. and Lewis “Lou” E. of Potsdam; seven grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one niece and one nephew. She was predeceased by her sister Margaret Calling hours and funeral services were held Saturday at the Kevin Dougherty Funeral Home in Livonia with Rev. Lauri Craig, pastor of the Lakeville United Church of Christ, officiating. Burial, Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions in her memory to the Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 700, Potsdam, 13676, The Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley, Inc., P.O. Box 469, Potsdam, or the United Church of Madrid, Madrid 13660.

Lillian L. Bryson

Lillian L. Bryson, 93, of 1 Roger St., Mt. Morris, died March 23, 2001 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. She was born the daughter of Judson and Bertha (Senn) Bryson on Dec. 15, 1907 in Canandaigua, NY. She was a resident of Mt. Morris for over 60 years. She was employed as a beautician at the TB Hospital in M. Morris for over 30 years until her retirement in 1972. She was a member of CSEA and AARP. She will be remembered as a great storyteller, and being a woman of wisdom. She traveled extensively throughout her life to places such as Asia and Europe. She was predeceased by her sister Opal B. Roper in 1970. She is survived by her sister Ruby S. Bryson of Mt. Morris; 1 Nephew, Eugene (Patricia) Roper of Rochester; great nieces and nephews, Vicki (Henri) Daniels of Nevada, Dale Roper of Rochester, Valerie (William) Thomas of Michigan and Robin (Joseph) Meier of Walworth; great-great nieces and nephews, Joshua Roper of Arizona, Guy Roper of Rochester, James and Matthew Hellaby, both of Walworth, Kristi and Stacia Thomas, both of Michigan. No prior calling. Services and interment at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to ones favorite charity. Arrangements by the JOHN W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 37 Chapel St., Mt. Morris, NY.

Robert J. Fallon

Robert J. Fallon, 85, of Avon, died March 23, 2001, at the Avon Nursing Home. He was born May 21, 1915, in Rush N.Y. the son of John and Anna Marie (Waters) Fallon. Bob was retired from the Avon Post Office where he served as Assistant Postmaster for many years. He was a member of St. Agnes Church where he was an usher. He was a former member of the Avon Lions Club, member and past president of the Avon XYZ Club, and in earlier years was very active with the Vince Lombardi Football Program, now known as Avon Youth Football. He was predeceased by his brother John Fallon. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Thelma Koval Fallon; two daughters, Patricia (Paul) Rees and Margaret “Peggy” (Earl) Stifflear; one son John (Debbie) Fallon, all of Avon; nine grandchildren, Robert and Richard (Michele) Rees, Patrick, Danielle and Luke (LeeAnne) Stifflear, Melanie & John Fallon; two great grandchildren, Corey and Kali Rees; one sister, Marie Fallon of Rochester; two brothers, Raymond (Elizabeth) Fallon of Henrietta and Joseph (Virginia) Fallon of Mebane, N.C.; sister-in-law Irene Fallon of Rochester; nieces and nephews. Friends and family called Saturday and Sunday at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home Inc. in Avon. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday at St. Agnes Church with Rev. Jerry Ventura officiating. Interment, St. Agnes Cemetery Memorials may be made to St. Agnes Cemetery Fund, 108 Prospect St., Avon or to Avon Nursing Home, Patient Activities Fund, 215 Clinton St., Avon NY 14414.

Marion Nixon

Marion Nixon, 78, of Caledonia, died March 21, 2001, at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home after a long illness. She was born February 23, 1923, in Avon to John and Kathryn (Thurley) Brennan. She is survived by her sisters, Betty Snyder, Grace Brennan, Doris Hyde, all of Avon; sister-in-law, Ann Bovee of York; brother-in-law Clyde Thurley of Bergen; two aunts; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, James Nixon. Friends called March 24 and her funeral service was held at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St., Caledonia. A spring interment will be held at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in York. Memorials may be made in Marion's memory to the York Ambulance, P.O. Box 95, York NY 14592.

Carleton E. Wilcox

Carleton E. Wilcox, 61, of Wilcox Road, Dansville, died March 22, 2001, following a short illness. Carl was born in Dansville on Oct. 27, 1939, the son of Wayne and Thelma Thomas Wilcox. On Aug. 23, 1958 he married Beatrice M. Yohonn who survives. A lover of music, in 1954 he formed a country and western round and square dance band called “Carl Wilcox and his Country Ramblers” calling dances for local Granges and schools for ten years. Carl, a well-known and highly respected self-employed businessman, started Wilcox Music Center in 1954 with stores located in Dansville, Hornell, Attica and three stores in the Rochester area, receiving recognition in 1974 as one of the top ten Conn Organ Dealers in the United States. In 1980 Carl became a New York State licensed Real Estate Sales Person and received his NYS Broker's license in 1988 when he formed The Carl Wilcox Real Estate Company and Land King Realty. He graduated from Missouri Auction School in 1981 and started Carl Wilcox Auction Company Inc., shortly thereafter specializing in appraisals, estate and real estate auctions. In 2000 Carl received his Federal and state firearms dealer license to conduct firearms auctions, being only one of a few to do so in New York State. Carl was a member of the National Association of Realtors where he was appointed in 1990 as the first chairman of the National Real Estate Auction Issues Subcommittee serving along with Sheldon Good and Dick DeWees, well known national Real Estate experts. He was also a member of the NYS Association of Greater Rochester & Genesee Valley Board of Realtors, NYS & National Auctioneer's Association, licensed auctioneer in the States of Florida and Pennsylvania, 1992 NYS Auctioneer of the year and member of NYS Soc. & National Association of Real Estate Appraisers. In 2000 Carl became a member of the Professional Gun retailer's Association. Carl donated his time and talents in both the music and auction business to many business and charitable organizations over the years. He was predeceased by his father, Wayne E. Wilcox in 1996. He is survived by his wife Beatrice; two sons, Timothy (Traci) Wilcox of Hornell and Todd Wilcox of Dansville; three grandchildren, Zachary, Julie and Bethany Wilcox, all of Hornell; his mother, Thelma Wilcox of Dansville. Friends were received Saturday and Sunday at his mother's home in Dansville. Funeral services were conducted at the family home Monday with the Rev. David Hotchkiss officiating. Interment, Greenmount Cemetery, Dansville. Contributions may be made to the Dansville Ambulance Corps. Arrangements by St. George Stanton Funeral Home in Wayland.