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Obituaries published the week of April 24, 2003
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In Memoriam

Branston Alexander Dunn

Geneseo/Clarksville, TN. - Branston Alexander Dunn, born April 8, 2003, was the infant son of Walter William II and Samantha Dunn, formerly of Geneseo. He passed away April 13, 2003. Besides his parents, he is survived by his sister Lovin Marie and his brother Kyler Thomas; his paternal grandmother Alberta Dunn of Geneseo; his maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Linda Johnson of San Diego, Calif.; his aunt and uncle, Dianne and Chan Van Dorn of Nunda; his uncle Kenneth Johnson Jr. of San Diego, and his cousin Cody Van Dorn. Graveside services were held April 19 at Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo with the Rev. Mark Lattime officiating. Arrangements by Rector-Hicks, Geneseo.

Eleanor M. (Gibbons) Ford

Retired school teacher

Eleanor M. (Gibbons) Ford, 105, of South Lima Road, in South Lima, died April 21, 2003 at the Avon Nursing Home. She was born the daughter of Phillip and Bridget Clancy Gibbons on July 28, 1897 in South Lima. She was a retired school teacher, teaching at schools in Long Island. She was a graduate of the Geneseo Normal School and she earned her masters degree from Columbia University. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Livonia. She was predeceased by her husband Louis. She is survived by her nieces, Kathryn Story of Michigan, Dorothy Cooney of Avon; and nephew John Gibbons of Rochester; several great nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday, 7-9 p.m. only at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15 in Livonia. Her Funeral Mass will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, Washington St. in Livonia with the Rev. John H. Hayes officiating. Burial, St. Michael's Cemetery in Livonia. In lieu of flowers friends wishing may make memorial contributions to St. Joseph's/St. William's Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 77, Livonia NY 14487 or the Avon Nursing Home.

Helen Hodges

Retired special needs teacher

Helen Hodges, 99, of Pine Trail, Honeoye Falls, died Jan. 8, 2003 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. She was born the daughter of Raymond Meyer and Ina Osler on July 20, 1903 in Mildred, Pa. She attended Geneseo Normal School and was a Special Needs Teacher for York Central School. She retired in 1965. She was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her daughters, Betty Jane (George) Bahrenburg of Rush, Marlyn (James) Dukelow of Pavilion, Nancy (Leroy) Taber of Wales Center, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Charles. No prior calling. Helen's memorial service will be held Saturday, April 26 at 11 a.m. in Pinnacle Lutheran Church, 250 Pinnacle Road in Henrietta. Interment, private. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Pinnacle Lutheran Church. Arr. by Henry D. Halloran Son, Inc.

Bruce A. Kenyon Sr.

Bruce A. “Teddy” Kenyon Sr., 58, of 2754 Emo Road, in Wayland, passed away April 12, 2003 as the result of an airplane accident in Conesus. He was born May 22, 1944 in Pittsfield, Mass., the son of Ralph and Winnifred (LaFoe) Kenyon. Prior to moving to Wayland 13 years ago, Bruce resided in Massachusetts. Bruce and Mary Louis Skrodzki were married on Dec. 1, 1984 in Westfield, Mass. Bruce began hang gliding when he turned 50 years old and soon after that, he took an interest in piloting airplanes. He became licensed in 2001. Bruce was also an accomplished equestrian and he took home many awards in both piloting and in his equestrian interests. Most recently, he began body building and studying karate. He was an enthusiastic and caring individual who had an insatiable zest for life. Bruce is loved by many and his passing will leave a great void in the hearts of those who knew him. He is survived by his wife Mary Kenyon of Wayland; his parents, Ralph and Winnifred Kenyon; brothers, Ralph and Michael; sisters, Sherry and Rosanne; as well as his six children, Bruce, Steven, Roy, Susan, James, and Annie. Family and friends called April 17 at the O'Brien-Hilltown Funeral Home, 27 Russell St., Huntington, Mass. Funeral Service was conducted after calling hours. Contributions to Bruce A. “Teddy” Kenyon Sr.'s memory may be made to the A.L.S. Research, in care of Leslie at 1-800-258-3323. Arrangements by St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland.