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Obituaries published the week of May 13, 2004
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Joseph T. Cicero
Joseph T. Cicero, 58, of Shelly Road in Livonia on May 7, 2004 peaceully left his earthly life that was filled with prayer, love for family, hard work and ceaseless laughter. He will be missed by his wife Mitzi (Mary K.) Cicero; his children, Michael Cicero of Rochester, Mary Jo (Christopher) Cicero Bold of Pittsford and Joey Cicero Jr. at home; grandchildren, Shelby and Jaima; brothers, John (Janet) Cicero, Thomas (Helen) Cicero; and sister Kathleen (Olie) Olson, all of Livonia; relatives, friends and co-workers. Joe was born the son of Thomas and Florence Zito cicero on July 9, 1945 in Rochester. He was a member of the former St. Joseph's Church and the present St. Matthew Church in Livonia, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister, Youth Group Leader, Diocesan Marriage Encounter Program, Teen Retreat Family Camp. He was a 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus. He was employed for many years as a custodian at the Livonia Central School, the Conesus Lake Nursing Home and at the time of his death, he was facililty manager at Xerox Corporation in Rochester. Joe was a graduate of Livonia Central School in 1963. He was a member of the Livonia Fire Department and a former member of the Livonia Rotary Club. Friends called Tuesday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Route 15 in Livonia. His funeral Mass was held Wednesday at St. Matthew Church, Route 20A in Livonia with the Rev. John Hayes officiating. Burial, St. Michael's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Joseph T. Cicero Jr. Educational Trust, c/o John Haugh, Wyoming County Bank, Box 579, Lakeville, NY 14480.
Ralph P. Forest
World War II Army veteran
Ralph P. Forest, 79 of Bald Hill Road, Springwater, died May 5, 2004 at the Hospeace House in Naples. He was born the son of Walter and Rose Mull Forest on Dec. 30, 1924 in Rochester. He was a World War II Army veteran, owner of the former Midway Roller Rink in Wayland, a member of the Livonia VFW and the Harrison Lee American Legion in Livonia, a member of the Livonia Community Church where he was former Deacon Chairman of the Board and at the time of his death he was an Elder. He was predeceased by his wife Jane in 2000. He is survived by his daughter Robin (Gregg) Ross of New Hampshire; three grandchildren; brother James Forest of Rochester; several nieces and nephews, including Barbara Campbell of Canadice. Friends called Sunday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Route 15 in Livonia where services were held Monday with the Rev. George Davis officiating. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Geneseo. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Livonia Community Church, Box 209, Livonia NY 14487 or the Ontario Yates Hospice, c/o Finger Lakes Visiting Nurse Service, 756 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva, NY 14456.
Former Cohocton resident
Erwin O. "Mr. Ervie" Neu, 101, formerly of 10974 Black Creek Hollow, Cohocton, peacefully entered into the arms of his Lord May 4, 2004 at his current residence of 9088 State Route 415, Wallace. Ervie was born Nov. 19, 1902 in Cohocton the son of Jacob and Hanna (Beachner) Neu. He resided in the Cohocton/Atlanta area his entire life. He and his brother Rupert owned and operated a potato farm, a sawmill, and provided custom combining for many area farmers. Along with being known as "Ervie," he was also fondly remembered as "Fertilizer Ervie." Throughout the years, Ervie and Rupert were seen and heard at many different occasions playing the fiddle and the piano. His musical talent will be missed by his many friends. He was predeceased by both of his parents, Jacob and Hanna Neu; his sisters Lola in 1985; and his brother Rupert in 2001. He is survived by his special friends, Mike, Lynn, and Jeremy Babyak of Wallce and many other friends. Friends called Thursday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St., Wayland. Funeral Service was conducted Friday at the Zion Lutheran Church in Cohocton. Interment, Mapleview Cemetery in Cohocton. Contributions in erwin O. Neu's memory may be made to the Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.
A Memorial Mass in memory of Carol Yanno, of Geneseo and Sarasota, Florida, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 18 at St. Mary's Church in Geneseo. Mrs. Yanno died March 31, 2004.