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Obituaries published the week of April 28, 2005
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Josephine DiPasquale Regal
Grandma of Park Ave.
Josephine DiPasquale Regal, 91, of Hopkins St. in Mt. Morris, died suddenly April 18, 2005. Born April 1, 1914 in Rochester, the daughter of Phillip and Dominica Buscaglia DiPasquale. Josephine worked at Vic Bloom's Furniture Store in LeRoy for many years. After retiring she moved to Rochester to work for her granddaughter at Tivoli's on Park Ave. There she was known as Grandma of Park Ave.; an inspiration to everyone she touched in her long wonderful life. She is survived by a son, Joseph (Betsie) Regal of Mt. Morris; a daughter Linda (Louis) Presutti of Salisbury, N.C.; six grandchildren, Leslie (Dr. Iain) McKillopo, Colleen (Darryn) McCabe, Laurie Stevens, Courtney (Scott) Marshall, Louis A. Presutti and Ryan (Holly) Regal; 10 great grandchildren; two sisters, Anne Aiello of North Carolina and Jean (Andrew) Calabresse of Canandaigua; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many loving friends. Calling hours were held April 22 at the Shepard Funeral Home Inc., 36 Chapel St. in Mt. Morris. Her Mass of Christian Burial was held April 23 at St. Patrick's Church, 46 Stanley St. in Mt. Morris. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catholic Charities of Livingston County, 10 Chapel St., Mt. Morris NY 14510 or to Camp Stella Maris, 4395 E. Lake Road, Livonia NY 14487.
Arlene Fogle, 81, of 8052 School St., passed into eternal rest April 19, 2005 at the Vincent House Comfort Care Facility in Wayland after a brief illness. Arlene was born June 5, 1923 in Springwater the daughter of George and Catherine (Steidle) Brokaw. On July 18, 1941 she was married to Homer Fogle. Together they celebrated over 63 years of marriage. Arlene was an avid reader and also enjoyed playing the harmonica and dulcimer. She was a charter member of the New York State Covered Bridge Society (founded in 1966) having loved to travel and photograph covered bridges. She was a descendent of several Revolutionary War heroes. Those relatives included Bergen Brokaw and Isaac Hill. This is one of the reasons she was so enthusiastic about history, particularly local history and the Native Americans. She was a member of the Wine Country Cruisers for several years attending cruise nights and car shows. Arlene and Homer won many trophies with their 1966 Mustang convertible Maggie, and their two Metropolitans, Dollie, and Black Bart. Other hobbies included collecting dolls, teddy bears, and art glass. She was always looking forward to the next yard sale or flea market; finding many bargains at each and visiting with folks. It was Arlene's positive and vibrant outlook on life that kept her going for all those years. Arlene was predeceased by her great grandson Jonathan Michielsen in 1999. She is survived by her loving husband, Homer Fogle of Springwater; son Todd (Sarah) Fogle of North Fort Meyers, Fla.; and daughter Jill (Robert) Michielsen of Cohocton; her sister, Nadine (Harold) Englert of Dansville; grandchildren, Robin Fogle, Todd Fogle Jr., April Fogle, and Jody (Rachel) Michielsen; great grandchildren, Amber, Jasmine, Christopher and Nathaniel Michielsen and Michael Fogle. Funeral Services will be at the convenience of her family. Contributions in Arlene Fogle's memory may be made to the New York State Covered Bridge Society, c/o Hank Messing, 958 Grove St., Elmira NY 14901, to the Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., Wayland NY 14572 or to the Springwater Ambulance, P.O. Box 134, Springwater NY 14560. Arlene's family has been assisted by the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland.
William E. Genesky
William E. Genesky, 57, a retired accountant, died April 24, 2005 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Mr. Genesky resided on Mohawk Ave. in Geneseo. He is survived by his wife Chris; two daughters, Michele (Benny Davis) Genesky of Cape Canaveral, Fla. and Susan (Shawn Kaiser) Genesky of Mooresville, N.C.; his mother Florence Genesky of Hilton; two brothers, James Genesky of Columbus, Ohio, and David Genesky of Rochester; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Bill was preceded in death by his father Edward Genesky. He was born July 8, 1947 in Batavia, N.Y. the son of Edward and Florence Dudwick Genesky. He was a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Batavia. He received his Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Bryant and Stratton. He served in the National Guard based in Batavia. He served the Village of Geneseo as Village Clerk and the County of Livingston as an accountant at the Livingston County Government Center in Geneseo. He was a member of the Geneseo Kiwanis Club and served as Chapter Advisor to Tau Kappa Epsilson Fraternity in Geneseo. Bill was well known throughout the area for his extraordinary cake baking abilities. Visitation will be held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, April 28, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Geneseo with Father Daniel McMullin officiating. Interment will be private. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 595 Blossom Road, Suite 208, Rochester NY 14610.
Marian Hoier passed away peacefully April 21, 2005 at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Mt. Morris where she had resided since having a series of devastating strokes three years ago. Born in Centralia, Ill. 92 years ago, Marian completed her schooling in Washington, Ind. She made a career in public relations at Occidental Insurance Company. She enjoyed a vibrant love of living that took her to many surprising and wonderful places. She was an avid dancer, began snorkeling at age 80 and marched regularly in the Oceanside, Calif. holiday parades dressed in full regalia. Marian never let a moment go to waste. She is survived by her daughter, Ann Hoier, Ph.D. and son-in-law Dana McLymond of Geneseo; her son Richard (Sue) Hoier of Rosamond, Calif.; granddaughters, Krista (Robert) Wiltbank of Bear, Del., Lisa (Albert) Dietz of Littleton, Colo; great granddaughter Moira Wiltbank of Bear, Del. A private memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions in Marian's name to the Jacques Cousteau Society, 710 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton VA 23669. Arrangements by Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo.