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Obituaries published the week of April 8, 2004
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Leonard F. Argenta
World War II veteran
Leonard F. Argenta, 79, a retired purchasing manager for Genesee & Wyoming Railroad in Retsof, where he worked for over 30 years, died March 29, 2004 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Mr. Argenta was a resident of Livingston St. in Geneseo. He is survived by his wife Nancy Tarantello Argenta of Geneseo; son Larry Argenta of Clarence, N.Y.; daughters, Marilyn Duemmel of Rochester, Jane Argenta of Pittsford; sisters, Mary Wright of Piffard, Rosemary Fredereksen of Geneseo; sisters-in-law, Jay Argenta of Leicester, Margaret Accenti of Piffard, Fran and Gloria Tarantello, both of Retsof, Teenie Deragon and Rosemary Tarantello, both of Geneseo; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was born Aug. 15, 1924 in York the son of Frank and Rose (Canazzaro) Argenta. He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II. He was an avid gardener and was well known throughout Livingston County craft shows for his woodworking prowess. He was a member of St. Mary's Church. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home Inc. on Thursday. Funeral Mass was held April 2 at St. Mary's Church in Geneseo with Father Michael Brown officiating. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the Geneseo Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 428, Geneseo NY 14454.
John T. Barrett
A memorial celebration of the life of John T. Barrett will be held Sunday, April 18 at 3 p.m. at the family home, 5 New England Dr. in Pittsford. Professor Barrett, former chairman of the theatre department at SUNY Geneseo, died Feb. 2, 2004. Those wishing to attend the celebration are asked to call Dolly Klee at 385-1101.
Anne M. Beuerlein
Mt. Morris resident
Anne M. Beuerlein, 91, of Main St., Mt. Morris, died April 3, 2004 of the Hurlbut Nursing Home, in Rochester. She was born the daughter of Peter and Katherine Driscoll McLane on Feb. 16, 1913 in West Sparta. She was predeceased by her husband J. Frederick Beuerlein in 1995 and her son John F. Beuerlein Jr. in 1997. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Mt. Morris and its Rosary Society and past president of the Rosary Society. She also taught Sunday School at St. Patrick's Church were she loved to work with children. Anne worked at the Mt. Morris School Board of Election right up until her 90th year. She also was on the Catholic Medical Missions Board. She is survived by her children, Mary Thomas (Michael) Mangan of Virginia, Barbara Irving of Caledonia, Margaret (Frank) Bartolotti of Webster, Agnes ( Ronald) Meyer of North Tonawanda, N.Y., Peter M. Beuerlein of New Jersey, Elizabeth (Wesley) Booth of Schenectady; grandchildren, Timothy, Michael (Kathy), John (Stephanie) Irving, Rosanne Nicole Beuerlein (David) Storey, Amanda Beuerlein, Emily Anne and Frederick Meyer, John Warren Booth; great grandson David Michael Irving; cousins, Betty Beuerlein McCumber, Bishop W. Thomas Larkin and Clarice Larkin, all of Florida; many nieces and nephews. Friends called Tuesday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St., Mt. Morris where prayers were said Wednesday followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Burial, St. Patrick's Cemetery. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to St. Patrick's Church Rosary Society or Memorial Fund, Mt. Morris NY 14510.
Angela M. Bricks
Wayland/Dansville: Angela M. Bricks, 77, of 86 Baldwin Dr., Dansville, formerly of Buffalo St. in Wayland, passed away, April 3, 2004 at Strong Memorial Hospital after a short illness. She was born Sept. 28, 1926 in Nashville, Tenn., the daughter of Herman and Annie Henkel. Angie married Robert Bricks on July 17, 1945 in Nashville, moving to Wayland, where she resided the majority of her life until 15 years ago when she moved to Dansville. She was employed as a food service worker in the Wayland-Cohocton School cafeteria for 20 years retiring in 1991. She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Wayland. She was predeceased by her husband Robert in 1984. She is survived by two daughters, Linda and Scott Edmunds of Troy, Mich., Suzanne and Christopher Hoffman of Perkinsville, N.Y.; three sons, Robert and Marjorie Bricks of Spencerport, N.Y., Michael and Jill Bricks of Atlanta, N.Y. and Ronald Bricks of Nashville, Tenn.; four sisters, Agnes Frey of St. Louis, Sister Mary Ann Francis, Josephine and Joseph Hilldebrand and Margaret Catignani; two brothers, Gus (Buddy) Henkel and Sylvestor and Helen Henkel, all of Nashville; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends called Sunday and Monday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St., Wayland. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday at St. Joseph's Church in Wayland. Interment, St. Joseph's Cemetery. Contributions in Angela M. Brick's memory may be made to a Hospice House of the donor's choice.
Barry M. Fisher
Barry M. Fisher, of Conesus, died March 28, 2004. He was a graduate of SUNY Brockport and UNC at Chapel Hill, N.C. He taught elementary physical education for 36 years and coached JV football, varsity tennis and varsity soccer at Livonia. He was an active lifetime member of the United Methodist Church and a participating member of the Conesus community. He was predeceased by his parents, Kenneth and Lucille Fisher. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carol (Colegrove; and their children, Dawn Nell Merritt, Bethanie Storke, Daniel (Beverly) Fisher and Kenneth (Adrienne) Fisher; sister, Blythe (Bill) Gehr; sister-in-law, Lois Edwards; brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Alice Colegrove; and beloved grandchildren, Lukas, Calista, Ryan, Rebecca, Kaitlin, Danielle, Darin, Lillian and Natalie. A Memorial Service was held March 30 at Conesus United Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Conesus United Church, 6199 Rt. 15, Conesus NY 14435; Livingston County Hospice; Livonia Ambulance or Conesus Volunteer Fire Department. Arrangements by Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc.
Donald J. Hamilton
Former Honeoye resident
Donald J. Hamilton, 88, of Orange City, Fla., formerly of Honeoye, died April 4, 2004 at the Orange City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Orange City, Fla. He was born the son of Walter and Mary Potter Hamilton on Aug. 12, 1915 in Richmond, N.Y. He was a member of the Masonic Eagle Lodge #619 in Honeoye for over 64 years and a member of the Honeoye United Church of Christ. He was predeceased by his son Hugh Hamilton in 1942 and by his granddaughter Wendy Hamilton. Don worked at the Canandaigua Veterans Administration. He is survived by his wife Freida Drain Hamilton of Orange City, Fla.; son Gary (Lena) Hamilton of Florida; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild; brother Leonard Hamilton of Honeoye; sister Mary Jeanette of Honeoye; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Wednesday, April 14, 7-9 p.m. at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Briggs St., Honeoye. His Funeral Service will be held Thursday, April 15 at 11 a.m. at the Honeoye United Church of Christ. Burial, Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Lakeview Cemetery Association or the West Volusia Hospice, 2777 Enterprise Rd., Suite 101, Orange City FL 32763.
Robert C. Howland
Lima: Robert C. Howland, 59, died suddenly, in the arms of his loving wife, on April 2, 2004 of a massive brain hemorrhage at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Mr. Howland was born on March 1, 1945 in Rochester the son of Charles Howland and Lillian (Zuber) Howland. Bob was a retiree of Eastman Kodak Company where he worked as a technician for 33 years. He was presently employed by Shanks Enterprises where he worked as a truck driver. Bob enjoyed snowmobiling, boating, fishing, classic cars, being outside and most of all helping others. He is survived by his wife Janet (Magraw) Howland of Lima; mother, Lillian LaRosa of Geneseo; two sisters, Judy (Grady) Webster of Perry, Cindy (Dick) Sheflin of Geneseo; two brothers, John Howland of Henrietta, Lee (Vickie) Howland of Virginia; faithful companion Brindy; many nieces and nephews. Bob and Janet are rich in many friends. Calling hours were held at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Avon. Funeral Service were held at the Lima Presbyterian Church with Rev. Kay Michelinie officiating. Interment, Oakridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Robert C. Howland Humanitarian Award and Scholarship for Service above Self, 6670 Jenks Rd., Lima NY 14485 in his memory.
Gerald M. Lewis
School of Industry retiree
Lakeville/Geneseo: Gerald M. Lewis walked through the gates of Heaven on April 4, 2004 following complications from knee surgery at the age of 86 in Highland Hospital in Rochester. He was born the son of George and Edna M. Merriam Lewis on Jan. 18, 1918 in Baldwinsville, N.Y. He was a Supervisor at the School of Industry in Rush. He was predeceased by his loving wife Frances LaPome Lewis on Jan. 29, 2001 and by his only beloved daughter Mary Jan Lewis Murphy on Aug. 10, 1987. He is survived by his loving grandchildren, Colleen (Sam) DiPasquale of Avon, Brenda (Eric) Kelly of Perry, Bill (Meredith) Murphy of Livonia, Gerald (Colleen) Murphy of Avon, SSGT Chad (Julie) Murphy of California; son-in-law Bill Murphy and his wife Linda of Avon. He leaves 11 great grandchildren; very special friend June Milliman of Ossian; several nieces and nephews as well as many caring people at Morgan Estates Assisted Living Center in Geneseo where he has resided for the past three years. Friends may call Tuesday, April 13 from 6-9 p.m. at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia. His Memorial Mass will be held Wednesday, 10 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Route 20A in Livonia, with the Rev. John H. Hayes officiating. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the St. Agnes Catholic School, 60 Park Place, Avon NY 14414.
Mildred M. Mazurowski
York: Mildred M. Mazurowski passed away April 5, 2004 at her home after a brief illness. She was active in membership and leadership in the following organizations: Red Cross, Board of Elections, Census Bureau, 4H and St. Thomas and St. Lucy's Church. She has received numerous citizenship and service awards and was noted for her positive influence in her community until the time of her death. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Stanley J. Mazurowski, brothers, Edwin Smith, Walter Smith and Norman Smith and sister-in-law, Barbara Mazurowski and Catherine Smith. She is survived by sons and daughters, John (Jeannie) Mazurowski of Painted Post, N.Y., Justin (Michele) Mazurowski of Rochester, Judith (Daniel) Dumar of Lima, Joseph (Rebecca) Marron of Pittsford, James (Noreen) Mazurowski of Avon, Janine (James) Day of Winston-Salem, N.C. and Jerold Mazurowski of York; sister Beatrice (Al) Krawiecki of Norwalk, Conn.; sister-in-laws, Jeanne Smith of Clarence Center, Jane (Robert) Dombrowski of Maryland; brother-in-law John (Dorothy) Mazurowski of Henderson, N.C. She is also survived by grandchildren, Kelly (Erik) Albenze, Phillip Mazurowski, Mackenzie Dumar, Jesse Dumar, Mitchell Mazurowski, Andrea Marron, Vincent Marron, Richard Marron, Marcus Mazurowski, Austin Mazurowski, Maxwell Mazurowski, Bryce Mazurowski, Melinda Mazurowski, Christopher Day and great-granddaughters, Elena Albenze and Eliza Albenze and 29 nieces and nephews. Friends called at Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo April 6. A Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, April 7 at 2 p.m. at St. Lucy's Church in Retsof. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo. Donations can be sent to American Red Cross, 6 Court St., Geneseo NY 14454, Abbey of the Genesee, River Rd., Piffard NY 14533, St. Thomas/St. Lucy's Christmas Giving Fund, 175 Main St., Leicester NY 14481.
Raymond A. Parks
Raymond A. Parks, 82, a resident at 344 S. Main St. in Perry, died March 27, 2004 at the East Side Nursing Home in Warsaw. Mr. Parks was a York native. He is survived by his sisters, Eleanor (John) Baker of York, Anna Jane (Cleon) Vosler of West Virginia; many nieces and nephews. He was born Sept. 15, 1921 in York the son of William J. and Cora (Ayers) Parks. He was a member of the York United Presbyterian Church. No prior calling hours. Graveside services will be held in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in York on Friday, April 9 at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Neil Frood of the York United Presbyterian Church will be officiating. Memorials to the York United Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 41, York NY 14592.
Norma L. Rossborough
Former Livonia resident
Norma L. Rossborough, 78, of Florida and formerly of Livonia, died March 30, 2004, in Orange City, Fla. She was born Aug. 1, 1925 in Hemlock. She was a member of the Livonia Area Eastern Star and the Lakeville Fire Department Auxiliary. She was predeceased by her husband Donald P. Rossborough on July 27, 1997. She is survived by her children, Sharon (Wendall) Oliphant of Indiana, Yula (David) Cantatore of Rochester, Donald (Meredith) Rossborough of Gates, Christian (Julia) Rossborough of Pittsford; 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; brother-in-law Carl White of Florida; sisters-in-law Helen Johnston of Geneseo, Mildred (Gerald) Dimmick of South Carolina; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Wednesday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia where Funeral Services were held Thursday with the Rev. Robert Hathaway officiating. Burial, Union Cemetery in Livonia. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.
Fulton Edward Woodman Jr.
Korean War veteran
Lima: Edward Woody Woodman Jr., 70, died on March 31, 2004 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Mr. Woodman was born on Feb. 15, 1934 in West Fulton, N.Y. the son of Fulton E. Woodman and Georgiana (Kinney) Woodman. He was predeceased by his son Edward Woodman and brother William Woodman. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a life member of the Lima American Legion and Lima VFW. He was an exempt fireman of the Honeoye Falls Fire Department. He was retired from the Rochester Telephone Corporation. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Dorothy Culbertson Woodman; five children, Louise (Terry) Hagadone, Darlene Ace, William (Meg) Woodman, Brenda Woodman, Bonnie Woodman; two grandchildren, Sarah Woodman, Nick Hagadone; two sisters, Kay (Dan) Seifert, Muriel Peterson; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Sylvia (Glenn) Woodman Clark, Mary Ann (Loren) Bonner, Arlene Culbertson, Dan (Betty) Culbertson, Victor Culbertson, Judy Ward, Richard (Dortha) Culbertson; several nieces and nephews; good friends, Louise and Joe Kuby, Pattie and Joe Kuby, Pat and Sue O'Brien; three special nephews, Bob, Bill and Tim Dawson; two good buddies, Terry Morris and the late Ben Rowlinson. Calling hours were held at the O'Connell-Dougherty Funeral Home in Lima. His Funeral Service was held at the Honeoye Falls United Methodist Church with Rev. Laura Calos and Mr. Bryan McMullen officiating. Interment, Oakridge Cemetery. In lieu of flower contributions may be made to the American Legion Post #282, P.O. Box 361, Lima NY 14485 or Leukemia Society, 5500 Main St., Buffalo NY 14221 in his memory.
Geneseo & Florida resident
Carol Yanno, 64, of Sarasota, Fla. and Geneseo, died March 31, 2004. She was born May 21, 1939 in Rochester and had been a winter resident of Sarasota and spent summers in Geneseo. She was a homemaker and had graduated from Bucknell University. She was a member of the Conesus Lake Garden Club and St. Mary's Catholic Church in Geneseo and Incarnation Catholic Church in Sarasota. She is survived by her husband Frank J.; daughter Elisabeth Y. (Craig) Pepin-Donat of Jacksonville, Fla.; son Mark S. Yanno (Sheila) Yanno of Vero Beach, Fla; and granddaughter, Siena Pepin-Donat. No visitation scheduled. A Memorial Service will be held later in Geneseo. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 1750 17th St., Suite A., Sarasota, FL 34234; or to H. Lee Moffitt Cancer and Research Center, 12902 Magnolia Dr., Tamp, FL 33612-9497.