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Obituaries published the week of April 10, 2003
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James D. Anderson III
Owner - Anderson Farms
James D. Dick Anderson III, 68, died on April 3, 2003 at his home in Avon. He was born on March 14, 1935 in Rochester the son of James D. Anderson Jr. and Margaret (Tyler) Anderson. He owned and operated the Anderson Farms in Avon. He was a member of the Holstein Association, member and Elder of the Central Presbyterian Church and the Avon Lions Club. He served on the Avon Town Planning Board and was past president of the Avon Central School Board. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Barbara (Campbell) Anderson of Avon; three children, Cynthia B. Anderson of Honeoye, James D. (Tammy) Anderson of Avon, Elizabeth (Robert) Searle of Wolcott; grandson Alex; two sisters, Marne (William) Deverell of Colorado Springs, Colo., Nancy (John) Bower of Port Charlotte, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. Friends called on Saturday at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., in Avon. Funeral Services were held at the Central Presbyterian Church in Avon with the Rev. David Cole and Rev. Carin Farmer officiating. Interment, Avon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Central Presbyterian Church, 133 Genesee St., Avon NY 14414 or the Livingston County Hospice Fund, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510, in his memory.
Joseph Louis Barone
Keshequa school principal
Joseph Louis Barone, 73, of 20 Eagle St., Mt. Morris, died March 31, 2003 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born the son of Frank and Rose (Cappadonia) Barone on Jan. 1, 1930 in Mt. Morris. He married Frances Sardinia on June 21, 1952. He was a graduate of Geneseo State College where he received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Education and Certification in School Administration. Prior to his retirement in 1985, he was employed as a Jr. High Math Teacher at Nunda Central and then Principal at Keshequa Elementary School in Dalton, for over 30 years. He was a veteran of the Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church and choir, Retired NY State Teachers Association and was an avid NY Yankees Fan. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Frances; three children, Rosanne Barone of Webster, Frank (Joseph Weber) Barone of Penfield and Diane (David) Provo of Mt. Morris; two brothers, Russell (Julie) Barone of Perry and Louis (Shirley) Barone of Perry-Florida; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Frank and Rose Barone. He will be remembered for his devotion, laughter and compassion, which touched the lives of families, friends and students. Friends called Wednesday and Thursday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Rt. 408), Mt. Morris where prayers were said Friday followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery. In lieu of flower memorials may be made to Joseph Barone Memorial Scholarship Fund, C/O Keshequa Central School, Nunda NY 14517.
Anthony T. Constantino
Anthony T. Nino Constantino, 86, of 11 Walnut St., Mt. Morris died April 2, 2003, at his home. He was born the son of Samuel and Rose (LoVerde) Constantino on Feb. 3, 1917 in Mt. Morris. He was a veteran of the Navy during World War II. He married Mary Mignemi on April 17, 1948. Prior to his retirement in 1979 he was employed as a Cook at Craig Developmental Center in Sonyea for over 30 years. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary; four children, Francine (Jim Bailey) Cygan of Perry, Michael Constantino and Anthony Constantino, both of Mt. Morris and Michele (Michael) Fisher of LeRoy; six grandchildren, Richard, Kimberly, Jill, David, Carly and Clay; two great grandchildren, Casey and Kaine; and many nieces and nephews. Friends called Sunday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris where funeral services were held Monday with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Interment, St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Livingston County Hospice Fund, Murray Hill, Mt. Morris NY 14510.
Ethel A. Crane
Livonia School retiree
Ethel A. Crane Mickey, 84, of South Livonia Road, died April 4, 2003 at her home. She was born the daughter of Almon and Rose Spaine Annis of Feb. 4, 1919 in Livonia. She was a retiree of Livonia Central School, where she was a secretary. She was predeceased by her husband Hilliard in 1987. She was a member of th eSouth Livonia United Church. She is survived by her children, David Crane, Juanita (Charles) Marken; grandchildren, Lisa (Marvin) Crane-Randolph, Colleen Crane, Lt. Elizabeth (Jeffery) Johnson, Lt. Wayne Marken; great granddaughter Kyra Crane; brother William (Helen) Annis and sister-in-law Mildred Annis; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Monday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15 in Livonia. A celebration of her life was held Tuesday at the South Livonia United Church with the Rev. Sue Forsythe officiating. Burial, Oak Ridge Cemetery in South Livonia.
Edna H. Hermann
Edna H. Hermann, 83, of 34 Massachusetts St., Nunda, formerly of Wood-ridge, N.J. died April 6, 2003 at the Wyoming County Nursing Facility in Warsaw, N.Y. She was born the daughter of Frederick and Anna (Janz) Haese on Jan. 31, 1920 in Jersey City, N.J. She lived with her daughter, Barbara and son-in-law in Nunda for the past four years. She is survived by two daughters, Susan (Reno) Mancini of Titusville, Fla. and Barbara (Robert) Slivinsky of Nunda; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Herbert C. Hermann on July 3, 2000. No prior calling. A memorial service will be announced at a later time by the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris. Memorials may be made to Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Facility, Activities Fund, C/O Susan Jones, 400 N. Main St., Warsaw NY 14569-1025.
J. Gordon McKay Jake
Air Force veteran
J. Gordon Jake McKay, 72, of Hemlock/Caledonia, died April 1, 2003 at the Hospeace House, Naples after a brief illness. He was born April 15, 1930 in Batavia to John and Loretta (Callan) McKay. Jake was a graduate of Caledonia High School in 1950. He attended Florida Southern College. Jake served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950-1953 as a Staff Sergeant. He was trained as a Tail gunner in B-29 airplanes. Jake worked in Saudi Arabia in the Oil Industry in the early 1980s, returning to Caledonia in the mid-1980s, he opened a bar called Jake's Place. In 1988, he began working for the City of Rochester in Hemlock as a water quality control technician and retired in 2002. He is survived by his brothers, Pete (Paula) McKay of Indianapolis, Ind., Loren Luke (Helga) McKay of Germany, Tom (Lucille) McKay of Clifton Springs, Don (Betty) McKay of Orlando, Fla., David McKay of Seattle, Wash.; several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be scheduled for a later date at Mumford Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospeace House, P.O. Box 343, Naples NY 14512; Livonia Ambulance, P.O. Box 179, Livonia NY 14487 or Caledonia War Veterans Memorial, 3155 Church St., Caledonia NY 14423. Arrangements made by Alhart Funeral Home.
Richard Peete, 71, of 144 Chapman Ave., Silver Lake, N.Y., died April 2, 2003 at his home. He was born the son of Fredrick and Violet (Bilson) Peete on Oct. 2, 1931 in Niagara Falls. He served in the Navy from 1951 to 1952. Prior to his retirement in 1993 he was employed as a Machinist at Mixco in Avon for 13 years. He is survived by his seven children, Cindy (Dave) Manchester of Cuylerville, Bill (Laurie) Peete of York, Patti (Larry) Peete-Wolf of Florida, Pam (Jerry) MacIntyre of Fowlerville, Brenda (Dor) Peete of Florida, Richie (Michelle) Peete of Leicester and Polly (Fran) Losey of Florida; and their mother Alice Peete of Florida.; his companion of 13 years Ann Grant of Silver Lake; 12 grandchildren, Jamie Manchester, Megan and Amber Peete, Tera, Trevor and Tricia MacIntyre, Kaylee Peete, Richard Michael and Muriel Peete, Ryan and Brittany Losey; brothers and sisters; several nieces and nephews; and many dear and loving friends. Friends called Friday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris, where Funeral Services were held Saturday with the Rev. Neil Frood officiating. Interment, Leicester Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Marjorie C. Smith
Avid orchid grower
Marjorie C. Smith, 81, of Avon, formerly of Englewood, Fla., died April 7, 2003 at Highland Hospital in Rochester with her loving husband and daughter by her side. She was born on June 23, 1921 in Canastota, N.Y. Marge was an avid orchid grower and fisherwoman. Her love of life and nature gave those around her great pleasure. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 60 years, Raymond Smith; her daughter and son-in-law, Gail (Dr. David E.) Haines of Virginia; grandson William Haines II; sister Roma (Richard) Emery of Livonia; nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Friends may attend a memorial service Wednesday 7 p.m. at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia with the Rev. Tim Hazlett officiating. Since one of Marge's greatest joys in life was doing kind deeds for other, in lieu of contributions, the family has asked family and friends to display an act of kindness in her memory.