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Obituaries published the week of April 4, 2002
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Frederick J. Holland Sr.
Frederick J. Holland Sr., 80, of Leicester, formerly of Lakeville, died suddenly March 31, 2002 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. He was born the son of Stanley and Neva Levy Holland in Mt. Morris on Aug. 2, 1921. He was a self-employed farmer in the Lakeville area for many years. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Julia; his children, Frederick (Darlene) Holland, Stanley Holland, Jim Holland (Eric), Beverly Sackett, Gloria (Richard) Castner; 24 grandchildren including special grand daughter Tanya Sackett; 14 great grandchildren; sister Betty Deke Huff. No prior calling. Funeral, Wednesday April 3 at 2 p.m. at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia with the Rev. David Hotchkiss officiating.
Richard Earl James Jr.
Richard Earl James Jr., passed into eternal life on March 27, 2002. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Sr., his mother Elvira and his stepmother Eileen. He is survived by his sisters, Claire Lane of Hicksville N.Y., Bobbie Beattie of Tempe, Ariz., Connie Geiger of Carefree, Ariz.; his brother Kevin James of Phoenix, Ariz. Richard was born in Freeport N.Y. on March 18, 1940. Having been born with both mental and physical challenges, Richard has lived in a variety of structured settings over the years, mainly in New York. In 1993 he began living in a group home in Mt. Morris which was later converted into an Intermittent Care Facility. A latter part of his life was spent at Manor Oak Life Center in Warsaw. He continued his program through the Doty Day Treatment in Geneseo. Richard was blessed with a wonderful group of caregivers and friends over the year. In turn Richard's affectionate nature, strong sense of humor and flare for the dramatic had made him special to so many of them. Richard's family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to all of those who helped make his life comfortable in their environment of loving caring. Celebration of his life will be held April 8 at 11 a.m. at the Doty Day Treatment, 3 Park St. in Geneseo and Manor Oak Life Center of April 10 at 2:30 at 283 N. Main St., Warsaw. Arrangements: John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. in Mt. Morris.
Rosamond E. Kinney
Rosamond E. Kinney, 83, of DeMays Living Center in Newark, N.Y. formerly of Macedon and Geneseo, died March 30, 2002, at the DeMays Living Center. She was born the daughter of David and Ella (Drew) Jamison on Feb. 18, 1919 in Sparta, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Macedon. She was a former member of Mt. Morris Village Baptist Church and was very active in many church organizations in Macedon. She loved and enjoyed gardening, flowers, and yard work. And she especially enjoyed her grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Ted (Clarence) Kinney in 1979. She is survived by her daughter Barbara (David) Ackley of Groveland; her son Nathaniel McCollister (Joan Arnold) of Webster; two grandsons, David (Gloria) Ackley of Okinawa, Japan and Stephen (Tresslynn) Ackley of Groveland; six great grandchildren, Christina, Katie and Emerson Ackley of Okinawa and Jennifer, Rebecca and Sydnee of Groveland; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held April 2 at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo where Funeral Services were held Wednesday with Rev. Carol Holtz-Martin officiating. Burial, Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Association, Rochester Chapter, 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14620.
Lucien A. Potenza, M.D.
Lucien A. Potenza, M.D., 71, of 16 Elm St. in Geneseo, died April 1, 2002 at Strong Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, Susan R.; his sons Daniel (Janet) Potenza of Warner, N.Y. and Mark (Dina) Potenza of Lewiston, N.Y.; daughter Evelyn Frank of Buffalo; stepsons Michael (Sandra) Bellman of Amherst, N.Y., David (Barbara) Bellman of Amherst, Andrew (Denise) Bellman of Cheektowaga, N.Y. and Paul Bellman of Berkeley, Calif.; sister Carmella; numerous pieces, nephews, as well as grandchildren. He was Medical Director at the Health Center at SUNY Geneseo, where he has been for the last 15 years. He was past president of the Livingston County Medical Society, and New York State Medical Society Delegate to the State Legislature as well as an active member in a number of college, local and State-wide societies including: Alpha Phi Omega, the Society of Sigma XI, Nu Sigma Nu, Kiwanis, Livingston County Medical Society, Monroe County Medical Society, American Society of Family Practice, Livingston County Community Services Board, and The New York State College Health Association and the Rochester Academy of Medicine. He was born on July 24, 1930 in Buffalo and attended Canisius High School, prior to matriculating at the University of Buffalo School of Medicine in 1958, where he was president of his class. He served an internship at Meyer Memorial Hospital, and had a general medical practice on the west side of Buffalo where he served this community for almost 30 years during which time he was recognized by Congressman Jack Kemp for his outstanding community service, as well as receiving numerous City of Buffalo Community Service citations and awards including a Lucien A. Potenza Day on July 24, 1984. He was president of the Lafayette General Hospital where he practiced anesthesiology for two decades. He was a community leader in providing health care to indigent patients often providing service to patients who couldn't pay. Services will be held at the Interfaith Center, SUNY Geneseo at 11 a.m. Saturday. Place of burial, Buffalo. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mercy Flight Central, 2420 Brickyard Road, Canandaigua NY 14425-9960.
Betty Linton Zwerger
Betty Linton Zwerger, 76,of 10 Jacqueline Lane in Geneseo, died March 29, 2002, at home after a brief illness. She was born the daughter of Sidney Linton and Martha Linsner Linton on Sept. 12, 1925 in East Groveland, N.Y. She the former manager of Geneseo Heights and bookkeeper for Olive Chanler. She was a lifelong resident of Geneseo and was active in APOG, Geneseo Republican Party Volunteer and very active in the Geneseo community. She was the loving mother of her children, Bonnie (Frank) Costanza, Mark (Sandra) Zwerger and Jody (Len) Mills; beloved grandchildren, Adam, Matt and Luke Costanza and Travis and Daniel Zwerger; sisters, Marion (Howard) Marshall and Norma Lokken; and much loved by many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. She was predeceased by her parents Sidney and Martha Linsner Zwerger; brothers, Leo, Cy and George; sister, Frances, Evelyn and Vangie. No prior calling hours. Funeral services were held April 2 at the Rector Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo with Lucille Kane officiating. Burial, Lakeview Cemetery in Groveland at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the Geneseo Fire Department, P.O. Box 428, Geneseo NY 14454 or the Livingston County Hospice, Livingston Co. Health Department, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510-1691.