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Obituaries published the week of May 9, 2002
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William J. Adair
William J. Adair, 85, retired farmer for Adair Farms in Geneseo, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002 at the Livingston County Campus Skilled Nursing Facility in Mt. Morris. Mr. Adair lived in Geneseo prior to his entry into the SNF in 1992. He is survived by his sister Elizabeth (Alfred) Gray of Geneseo; brother Bryce (Petra) Adair of Groveland; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was born Oct. 5, 1916 in Ireland, the son of Crawford B. and Meta McCurdy Adair. No prior calling hours. Memorials may be made to Livingston County Campus SNF, Murray Hill, Mt. Morris NY 14510. Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 9:30 a.m. in Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo. Reference: Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo.
James R. Berry
James R. Berry, 86, of Greigsville, died March 16, 2002, at his residence after a brief illness. Mr. Berry and his wife Doris were proprietors of Berry's Restaurant in Greigsville, now known as The Barn, for over 21 years. They were known for their Friday Night Fish Fry. They sold the restaurant in 1974 and retired to Port Gibson, N.Y. Upon the death of his wife he returned to Greigsville to spend summers with his daughter and her family and winters with his son and his family in Houston, Texas. He is survived by his daughter Diana (Jim) Weaver of Greigsville; sons Kenneth (Leona) Berry of Crosby, Texas; seven grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; sister Margaret (Frank) Prickett of Rochester; several nieces and nephews. He was born Dec. 14, 1915 in Rochester, the son of Alfred and Elizabeth (Hedden) Berry. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. No prior calling hours. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice. Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 11 a.m. in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in York. The Great One will be missed by all. Reference: Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo.
Doris J. Coykendall
Doris J. Coykendall, 96, of Main St., Hemlock, died April 30, 2002 at F.F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua. She was born the daughter of Theron and Carrie Cooper Hayes on Aug. 27, 1905 in Mumford. She was a life member of the Hemlock Methodist Church, a retired school teacher of the former Hemlock Central School, and she was citizen of the year for Livonia in 1986. She was predeceased by her husband Kenneth, sons, Larry and Mel and a great grandson Andrew. She is survived by her daughters-in-law, Edna Coykendall of Hemlock and Joyce Coykendall of Florida; grandchildren, Rob (Heidi) Coykendall of Florida, Kimberly (Pete) White of MA, Ken (Terry) Coykendall of Rochester, K.C. Coykendall of Hemlock, Karen (Jerry) Sayer of Conesus, Rhonda Coykendall of Hemlock; 15 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends called Thursday and Friday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia, where funeral services were held Saturday with the Rev. Frank Stark officiating. Burial, Mumford Rural Cemetery. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Hemlock Methodist Church or the Teresa House, 21 Highland Road, Geneseo NY 14454.
Dola R. McKay
Dola R. McKay, 95, of Caledonia, died May 4, 2002 at the Avon Nursing Home in Avon after a long illness. She was born Sept. 27, 1906 in Marble Hill, Mo. to Levi Franklin and Isadora (McKelvey) Cooper. Dola worked for many years as a store clerk at Johnson's IGA in Caledonia. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Caledonia. She is survived by her son Richard (Jenell) of Caledonia; daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Jim Rothrock of Caledonia; daughter-in-law Betty McKay of Rochester; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brothers, Floyd (Pauline) Cooper of California, Charles (Joe) Cooper of Colorado, Melvin (Lou) Cooper of California, Wilbur (Peggy) Cooper of Colorado, James (AltaMae) Cooper Colorado; sisters-in-law, Pauline and Mona Cooper of Colorado.. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles McKay; her son, C. Robert McKay; four brothers and two sisters. Friends called Tuesday at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St., Caledonia. Her Funeral Service was Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church, 3080 W. Main St., Caledonia. Interment will be held at Mumford Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church or Caledonia Ambulance, P.O. Box 1, Caledonia, NY 14423.
Russell Paul Wilson
Russell Paul Wilson, 23, of Munds Park, Arizona, died April 29, 2002, in Flagstaff, Arizona as the result of a traffic accident. He was born the son of James and Carol (Krueger) Wilson on Oct. 24, 1978, in Batavia, N.Y. He grew up in Avon. In 1995 he moved with his family to Yuma, Ariz. and he attend Yuma High School. In 1997 the family moved to Flagstaff, Ariz. and he attended Sinagua High School, graduating in 1998. Russell worked in the fast food service industry after graduating and was currently employed there as a laborer. His hobbies were drawing, paintball shooting, hiking, music, football, animals and his family. He was a member of Narcotics Anonymous and was well on his way to dealing with a drug addiction problem. His surviving relatives include his parents; his brother Robert M. Wilson II of Clarkville, Tenn.; sister Rachael A. Wilson of Seattle, Wash.; one nephew and one step-niece of Clarkville, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his sister Paula M. Wilson. Visitation was private. A Celebration of Life Service was held May 3 in the Flagstaff Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Hal Rogers officiating. Memorials contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements by Flagstaff Mortuary, 302 W. Oak Ave., Flagstaff, Ariz.
Clarence Gary Zigenfus
Clarence Gary (Satch) Zigenfus, 58, of 2481 County Road 90, Wayland, passed away May 2, 2002, in St. James Hospital in Hornell. He was born May 7, 1943 in Wayland, the son of Clarence and Eldora (Wright) Zigenfus and resided all of his life in the Wayland area. Gary married the former Dawn Harter on Sept. 30, 1972 in Wayland. He was a graduate of Wayland Central School. He was employed with the Case Bros. Potato Farm in Wayland, retiring in 1986 due to health problems. Gary was an avid hunter and a horse racing fan, and a devoted grandfather. He was predeceased by his mother Eldora in 2001. He is survived by his wife, Dawn Zigenfus of Wayland; his children, Trisa (Joel) Harvey of Prattsburg, Chad (Sara) Zigenfus of Wayland and Julie (Tim) Roberts of Cohocton; three grandchildren Alexyn Zigenfus, Cody Zigenfus and Joshua Harvey; his father Clarence Zigenfus of Wayland; two sisters, Sharon (Norm) Lawrence of Dansville and Renee (Michael) Fleishman of Wayland; two aunts, Emma Van Scoter of Wayland and Loretta Stevens of Oneida, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Sunday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland. Funeral services were conducted Monday in the funeral home with the Rev. Karen Christensen officiating. Interment, Lakeside Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Gary's memory to American Kidney Foundation of Upstate N.Y., 3300 Monroe Ave., Rochester NY 14618.