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Obituaries published the week of May 12, 2005
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In Memoriam

Julia L. Clements

General Motors retiree

Julia L. Clements, Caledonia/Churchville, 93, died April 25, 2005 at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo. The daughter of Edward and Ella Williams, Julia was born Jan. 22, 1912 in Mt. Morris. Mrs. Clements retired from General Motors in Rochester as a supervisor. She was a member of the York United Presbyterian Church and the Western Square Dance Club. She is survived by her children, Julia (George) Straub of Wyoming, N.Y., Melvin “Bud” (Mary) Clements of Caledonia, Truman (Neva) Clements of Lyndonville, N.Y. and Palm Harbor, Fla., Blair (Linda) Clements of Madisonville, Tenn., Barbara Mason of Ticonderoga, N.Y., Gladys (Gordon Henry) Keenan of Caledonia; 26 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; her sisters, Florence Carney, Gladys Yates and twin sister, Janet Clements, predecease Julia. Friends may attend her Memorial Service, Monday, May 16 at 11 a.m. at the York United Presbyterian Church, 2662 Main St. in York. Memorials may be made to the Church. Arrangements by Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St., in Caledonia.

Irmal E. Coleman

World War II Army veteran

Irmal E. Coleman, 78, a retired vice president of finance for Carmichael and Lynch Accounting Firm in Minneapolis Minn., died May 4, 2005 at his residence on Avon Road in Geneseo. He is survived by his wife Kathleen Jones Coleman; three daughters, Cynthia (Tex) Broatko of Sugarland, Texas, Cheryl (Allan) Shantz of Ontario, Canada, and Constance Coleman of St. Petersburg, Fla.; grandchildren, Katrina and Daniel Broatko, Noah, Annie, Joseph and John Shantz; sister Nina Barr of Missouri; and several nieces and nephews. He was born Nov. 19, 1926 in Ironton, Missouri, the son of Arthur and Ollie Miner Coleman. He served three tours in the U.S. Army during World War II , enlisting in 1945 and was discharged in 1953. He was a graduate of St. Louis University, earning a Bachelor's degree in accounting. He was a member of the Geneseo Flying Club. No prior calling hours. Memorial Services will be held Monday, May 30 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the family residence, 4006 Avon Road in Geneseo. Private interment will be at White Haven Memorial Park in Pittsford. Memorials may be made to Livingston County Hospice, Livingston County Campus Bldg. #2, Mt. Morris NY 14510.

Catherine Gallivan

Buffalo - Catherine Gallivan, 90, died May 5, 2005 at her home in Buffalo after an extended struggle with Alzheimers disease. She had been lovingly cared for at home by her family. She was born in New York City on September 15, 1914, daughter of Patrick and Catherine Maguire Herlihy . She was married to Raymond Gallivan, who predeceased her in 1977. She was also predeceased by brothers, Monsignor David Herlihy and John Herlihy. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Lou (Robert) Dietrich and Katherine (James) Kelley of Buffalo and six sons, Paul (Alice) Gallivan of Jacksonville, Fla., Richard (Sally) Gallivan of Geneseo, Robert (Nan) Gallivan, Donald (Sheila) Gallivan , Monsignor David Gallivan and Kevin (Ginna) Gallivan, all of Buffalo. She is also survived by one sister, Theresa (John) Birner of Buffalo, 32 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Calling hours were held at Cannan Funeral Home, Orchard Park, N.Y. Funeral Mass was celebrated by her son, Monsignor David Gallivan at Holy Cross Church, Buffalo on May 9 with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Vincent R. George

Owner of George Farms

Vincent R. George, 83, of 39 Erie St., Mt. Morris, died May 4, 2005 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. He was born the son of Clarence and Helen (Donovan) George on Dec. 3, 1921 in Sheldon, N.Y. He was the owner and operator of George Farms in Mt. Morris for over 50 years. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Mt. Morris. He is survived by his brother Donald (Shirley) George of Mt. Morris; sister-in-law Edith George of Florida; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his three brothers, Francis, Clarence and Paul and three sisters, Lucille, Agnes and Marion. Friends called Friday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris, where prayers were said Saturday followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church with Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Burial, St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be emailed to

Herbert S. Jones

World War II veteran

Herbert S. Jones, of Franklinville, N.Y., loving husband and grandfather of Second Ave., died May 8, 2005 at the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville following a long illness. Born Feb. 25, 1918 in Groveland, he was the son of Burt and Ada Stanley Jones. On April 17, 1943 in Mt. Morris, he married the former Lorene S. Sliker who survives. Mr. Jones was a graduate of Mt. Morris High School, Technical School of Buffalo and attended college at Alfred Agriculture and Technical. He served his country during World War II in the Army fighting in Europe. The Jones moved to Franklinville to manage the Park Theater for the Martino Theater Company. He later worked for Hi-Q Aerovox of Franklinville and Olean for several years. He retired in 1980 after 23 years with Acme Electric of Cuba as a lab technician. Mr. Jones was past grand master of the Franklinville Masonic Lodge #626. He was past president of the Ischua Valley Exchange Club and a warden at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Franklinville. He enjoyed yard work, stained glass, woodworking and refinishing furniture. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Sharon (Joseph) Mullen of Nichols, N.Y. and Lisa McAvey of Endicott, N.Y; and two grandsons, Andrew and Christopher McAvey. Friends called Tuesday at the Babbitt and Easton Funeral Home, 7 N. Main St. in Franklinville. A Rite of Christian Burial was held May 11 in St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 81 N. Main St. in Franklinville with Rev. Paul Henderson officiating. Burial, Mt. Morris Cemetery. Memorials in his name may be made to either the Franklinville VFD Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 74, Franklinville NY or the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 81 N. Main St., Franklinville NY 14737.

Philip Richards

Atlanta resident

Philip Richards, 42, of 5 Mill St., Atlanta, went to be with his Lord May 4, 2005 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born Dec. 12, 1962 in the town of Urbana. He has been a life-long resident of the Atlanta area. He was a graduate of Wayland Central School in 1983. Phil was employed by the Gunlocke Company in Wayland as an upholsterer for over 16 years. On May 7, 1998 Phil and Nancy Cupp entered into a loving marriage in Bristol. Saturday Phil and Nancy were to renew their wedding vows to celebrate their 7th anniversary. Throughout the years, Phil was a communicant of St. Januarius and St. Joseph's Church. However most recently, Phil and his wife have been members of the Calvary Chapel Non-Denominational Church in Groveland. Phil enjoyed hunting deer and he liked to fish. Also, as his brother Ron stated, Phil had the “definitive Garfield Collection,” He was interested in prophecy and Phil was a talented artist as evidenced by his teaching at the local library. During his high school years, Phil was an accomplished swimmer with one of his records stilling standing. He was an animal lover and he had an incredible sense of humor as he was always joking with his family and friends. Phil's family was very proud of him as he was a very caring person that would always stop and help someone in need even if by helping it put him in harms way. This caring quality of Phil's is also supported by his active participation with his twin brother Mike in the Hatch Hose Fire Company in Atlanta and also the Steuben County Sheriff's Auxiliary. He is predeceased by his father Harold Richards in 1992 and a brother Daniel Richards in 1963. He is survived by his wife Nancy Richards of Atlanta; his stepchildren, Ryan Cupp, Justin and Randy Kase; his mother, Dolores (Guerett) Richards of Atlanta; twin brother Mike (Ilene) Richards of Cohocton; brothers, Ronald (Estelle) Richards of New York City and Ken Marvin of Long Island; sister, Mary Lou (Ray) Blattenberger of West Seneca; his mother-in-law Nancy Cupp of Wayland; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and especially his church family. Family and friends called Saturday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St., Wayland. Funeral Services were held Monday at the Calvary Chapel Church, 5696 Groveland Hill Road. Contributions in Philip Richard's memory may be made to the Hatch Hose Fire Company, 30 University Ave., Atlanta NY 14808 or to the Calvary Chapel Church, 5696 Groveland Hill Road, Geneseo NY 14454.

Lena I. Stone

Wadsworth/Mt. Morris - Lena I. Stone died May 6, 2005. At the age of 97 the angels whispered it was time to be at peace. She was predeceased by her husband, Leonard C. Stone, daughter, Leona Rossborough; son, Leonard E. Stone. She was cared for by her loving and devoted granddaughter Dawnielle (Amy). She is survived by her loving and dedicated daughter Beverly Scondras; grandchildren, Sherry (Jim), Dean (Shelly), Jodi (Brian), Lenny, David; great-grandchildren, Wendy (Cory), Deszirae, Tarin, Devynn, Ryan, Zoe, Christopher, Jason; great-great grandchildren, Danny, Jesse, Jason; daughter-in-law, Alice Stone; son-in-law, Glenn Rossborough; daughter, Betty Brock; and many more grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, family and friends. She was born Nov. 23, 1907 in Springwater the daughter of Joseph and Stella Smith. Friends called May 9 at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo where Funeral Services were held following calling. Burial, Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo, Memorials made be made to the family at 52 Stanley St., Mt. Morris NY 14510.