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Obituaries published the week of March 30, 2006
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World War II Navy veteran
Walter Jake Bartholomew, 80, a retired truck driver for then B.R. Dewitt Concrete in Pavilion, died March 20, 2006 at Rochester General Hospital in Rochester after a lengthy illness. Mr. Bartholomew resided on Garden Lane in Mt. Morris and was previously from Geneseo. He is survived by his wife Shirley Snyder Bartholomew; children, Steven (Ellen) Bartholomew of Avon, Rick (Diedra) Bartholomew of Mt. Morris, Tracey LoVerdie of Clearwater, Fla.,; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was born Dec. 23, 1925 in Geneseo the son of Charles and Marie Welch Bartholomew. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. No prior calling hours. Memorial Services were held March 26 at the Elim Gospel Church of Mt. Morris with Rev. Eric Scott officiating. Memorials may be made to the Elim Gospel Church, 101 Main St., Mt. Morris NY 14510.
Elaine N. Cappadonia
Mt. Morris resident
Elaine N. Cappadonia, 83, of 101 Stanley St. in Mt. Morris, died March 25, 2006 at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born the daughter of Harry and Isabelle (Tyndall) DeVoe on Sept. 4, 1922 in Fort Johnson, N.Y. Prior to her retirement in 1976 she was employed as the cafeteria manager at Mt. Morris Central School for 20 years. She was a former member of the Assumption Church in Mt. Morris and St. Anne's Society. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church, Mt. Morris American Legion Auxiliary, Livingston County American Legion Auxiliary and the 8 & 40 Salon of the American Legion where she was past president of the Parley Committee of the American Legion. She was predeceased by her husband Jerry in 1979; daughter Frances in 1949; brother Harry DeVoe. She is survived by two children, Gerald Cappadonia of Arizona and Marilyn (Laird) Simons of Mt. Morris; three grandchildren, Dominick and Eric Cappadonia of Arizona and Chris Simons of Mt. Morris; two sisters, Marie Serge of Gloversville and Beverly Constantino of Amsterdam; two brothers, Clinton (Pearl) DeVoe of Guilderand and William (Katherine) DeVoe of Amsterdam; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Tuesday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408) in Mt. Morris where prayers were said Wednesday followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church in Mt. Morris. Burial, St. Patrick's Cemetery in Mt. Morris. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Mt. Morris Ambulance Fund or Mercy Flight. Condolences may be emailed to JohnWMartinFH@aol.com.
Barbara S. Stafford
Barbara S. Stafford, 48, died suddenly on March 19, 2006 at her home in Avon. Mrs. Stafford was born on June 5, 1957 in St. Clair, Ill. the daughter of Myron Ron and Doris Shaw. She was predeceased by her mother Doris Shaw, and father-in-law Kenneth Stafford. She is survived by her husband, Daniel Stafford of Avon; sons, Jeffrey and Matthew Stafford, both of Avon; father Myron Ron (Trish) Shaw; brother Ron (Judy) Shaw; mother-in-law Sylvia Stafford; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jim (Martha) Appleton, Jim (Colleen) Stafford, Marty (Betsy) Davis; grandparents-in-law, Howard (Lois) Stafford; many aunts, uncles, cousins; six nephews, Josh, Jordan, Brandon, Jimmy, Marty, Grant; three nieces, Jennifer, Jenna, Caitlin. Calling hours were held March 21 at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Avon where her Funeral Service was held March 22 with Rev. Larry Beman officiating. Interment, Avon Cemetery in Avon. Contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.
Former Geneseo resident
Eleanor Burley Stickney of Clinton, Conn., formerly of Geneseo and North Myrtle Beach, S.C., died March 23 of natural causes. She was 91 and had lived near her daughter Dar Rowland in Clinton since 2000. Born Jan. 7, 1915 near Rochester, Mrs. Stickney was a graduate of the State University of New York at Brockport when it was a three-year teacher's college. Many years later, she went back to college for her four-year degree and teaching certificate. She had taught for many years at several levels in the Livingston County, school system. With her husband, pharmacist Holden Stickney, who predeceased her in 1995 after 58 years of marriage, she helped run Minckler Drug Co. on Main Street in Geneseo for many years. In March 1961 after an electrical fire destroyed the store, the Stickneys rebuilt and renamed their store Geneseo Pharmacy. The business later was sold to Rite Aid. She and her husband had lived in Brockport and Batavia before moving to 1 Second St. in Geneseo in 1946, then to North Myrtle Beach to a home on Golf View Drive upon Holden Stickney's retirement in 1975. In Geneseo, Mrs. Stickney was a member of the Central Presbyterian Church. She briefly served as a member of the Livingston County Board of Elections. She was an avid golfer. She belonged to the garden club in North Myrtle Beach. She is survived by her daughter, Dar Rowland (Mrs. Jere) of Clinton, two grandchildren, Kathryn DeMott (Mrs. Thomas Read) of Silver Spring, Maryland and Dr. Michael S. DeMott of Newton, Massachusetts, and two great-grandchildren, Nolan Stuart DeMott and Alexander Holden Read. A private memorial service will be held in April at Dar and Jere Rowland's home in Clinton, officiated by The Rev. Bartlett Gage of St. John's Episcopal Church, Stamford, Conn. Interment will be at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in North Myrtle Beach Condolences may be mailed to Dar Rowland, 17 Bargate Road, Clinton, Conn. 06413 or emailed to email@example.com