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Obituaries published the week of April 27, 2006
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In Memoriam

Irene A. Beale

Former Geneseo resident

Irene A. Beale, 85, died April 23, 2006 at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home where she had been a resident since December 2001. She was formerly of Geneseo. She was born Sept. 3, 1920 in Pittsburgh, Pa., the daughter of the late Dudley and Irene (Simpson) Alleman. She was married to Richard A. Beale on Sept. 2, 1960 in LaFayette, Ind. They have been married for 45 years. She was a graduate of Union Theological Seminary in New York City with a Masters in Religious Education. Irene was a member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Geneseo, and an author of local history. Besides her husband Richard, she is survived by two children, Jane (Charles) Fronk of Geneseo and Martha (Fred) Nicholson of Port Washington N.Y.; six grandchildren; a brother Dudley (Eleanor) Alleman Jr. of New London, N.H.; and many nieces and nephews. There will be no prior calling hours. Friends may contact the family for the date and time of a service of remembrance for Irene. Interment will be in St. Michael's Church Urn Garden in Geneseo. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 23 Main St., Geneseo NY 14454 or Alzheimers Association, 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14620. Reference: Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, Inc., 111 Main St. in Geneseo.

Richard J. McKeown

U.S. Army veteran

Richard J. “Dick” McKeown, 75, of Reservoir Road in Geneseo, died April 22, 2006 at his home after an illness. He was born March 17, 1931 in Batavia, N.Y. the son of the late William and Gertrude (Kinney) McKeown. He was married to Mary Jane (Koelle) McKeown on Sept. 20, 1952 in Holy Cross Church in Clifton Heights, Pa. They have been married 53 years. Dick had been employed as an accountant at P.S. Bruckel, Inc. Geneseo prior to his retirement. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean Conflict. Dick was a former member of VFW Post 5005 in Geneseo and Junior Achievement in Rochester. He was an avid bowler, hunter and fisherman, having a great passion for the outdoors. He was predeceased by two grandsons, Adam Christiano in August 1988 and Aaron Christiano in October 2002. Besides his wife Mary Jane at home, he is survived by a son, David McKeown of New York City; a daughter Sally McKeown (John Pasquale) of Livonia; and several cousins. There will be no prior calling hours. A celebration of remembrance will be held at a later date and time to be announced by the family. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to Livingston County Hospice, County Campus, Bldg. #2, Mt. Morris NY 14510. Arrangements by Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, Inc., 111 Main St., Geneseo NY 14454.

Frederick J. Scoville

U.S. Navy veteran

Geneseo/Conesus - Frederick J. Scoville, 70, of DaCola Shores Road in Conesus, died April 22, 2006 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester after an illness. He was born Oct. 19, 1935 in Rochester the son of the late Philip Scoville and Christina (Curcio) Scoville who survives. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving from 1956-1960. He was married July 2, 2005 at the Avon Inn in Avon to Carol (Madec) Scoville. Fred was a 1954 graduate of Geneseo High School and Kent State where he received a Bachelors Degree in Social Work and a minor in psychology and a Masters Degree in Community Mental and Family Counciling from SUNY Geneseo. Fred had been employed as a social worker for the State of New York for several years retiring in 1999. He was a former Boy Scout, a professional scout for many years. He had been very active in scouting, especially with Boy Scout Troop #70 in Geneseo where he served on the Troop committee for 20 years, helped teach the Wood Working Merit Badge program, and enjoyed camping with the scouts, along with helping others all of his life. Fred was predeceased by his father Philip Scoville Sr. on April 6, 1987 and a brother Philip Scoville Jr. on April 6, 1990. He is survived by his wife Carol M. Scoville at home; one son, Seth (Jessica) Scoville; one daughter, Jennifer (Joseph) Strickland; two grandchildren, Ethan and Zoe Scoville, all of Austin, Texas; mother, Cristina Scoville; three brothers, David (Christy) Scoville, Daniel (Judy) Scoville, Larry (Jan) Scoville, all of Geneseo; his former wife Kathleen Scoville of Austin, Texas; 14 surviving nieces and nephews; three stepchildren; three step grandchildren; and several cousins. A celebration of Fred's life will be held Sunday, April 30 from 1:30-4 p.m. with a service at 2 p.m. at Mark and Kristin Scoville's home, 20 Main St. in Geneseo. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, Finger Lakes Region, 191 Parrish St., Canandaigua NY 14424, American Diabetes Association, ADA-Rochester Chapter, 242 Andrews St., Suite 405, Rochester NY 14604-1144 or support your local Boy Scout Troop in his memory.

Charles J. Sullivan Jr.

World War II veteran

Charles J. Sullivan Jr., 88, of 4141 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach, Fla., formerly of 12 Hillcrest Dr. in Wayland, passed away April 19, 2006 at the Bert Fish Medical Center in New Smyrna Beach. Charlie was born March 28, 1918 in New Brunswick, N.J. the son of Charles J. Sullivan Sr., MD and Annabel Jones. Residing his early life in New Brunswick he graduated from Rutgers Preparatory School in 1936 and graduated from Rutgers University in 1940. He received his law degree from Cornell University in 1947. Charlie served in World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps from Sept. 1943 through February 1946 and was honorably discharged with the rank of 1st Lt. Charlie married the former Mary Ellen Sproat of Rochester on Jan. 2, 1946 in Port Isabel, Texas. Mary Ellen was also a graduate of Cornell Law School. Charlie and Ellen moved to Wayland in 1949, establishing a residency and law practice at 106 Fremont St. and later they resided at 12 Hillcrest Dr. Charlie won his first case in Bath, N.Y. in June 1949, a $636 negligence action case. In 1959 he purchased the N.J. Last Insurance Agency, now the Sullivan Insurance Agency. In 1973 John Leyden became associated in the law firm with Charlie and in 1978 they developed the partnership of Sullivan-Leyden law firm, in which Charlie was still active. He served as a Wayland Justice of Peace, 1949-1953 and 1956-1963, was active and a life member of the Wayland Rotary Club, a member of the Board of Directors of The First National Bank of Wayland, and later the Bath National Bank. A communicant of St. Joseph's Parish where he was an active Eucharistic Minister, Charlie was an active golfer and a member of several area country clubs, most recently Bristol Harbor in Canandaigua. An avid fisherman, his pursuit of Tarpon took him as far away as Mexico and Costa Rica. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Ellen Sullivan; two sons and daughter-in-laws, Gerry and Olga Sullivan of Armonk, N.Y and Jim and Marie Sullivan of Dansville; six grandchildren, Jennifer (Jason) Davies of Houston, Texas, Michael (Lewanda) Sullivan of Houston, Trevor Sullivan, Devon Sullivan and Rhett Sullivan, all of Dansville and Katherine Sullivan of Armonk; his sister Louise O'Connor of Sea Girt, N.J.; several nieces and nephews. Charlie's family and friends called Monday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland. A prayer service was conducted at the funeral home Tuesday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Church in Wayland. Interment and committal prayers took place at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Charles Sullivan memory to the Wayland Free Library Gunlocke Memorial, 101 W. Naples St., Wayland NY 14572.