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Obituaries published the week of May 16, 2002
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Ingeborg F. (Becker) Johnson
Ingeborg F. (Becker) Johnson, 66, of Avon, died after short illness on May 7, 2002, in the loving arms of family and friends at her home. She was born the daughter of Karl and Frida Becker on Feb. 4, 1936 in Meissen, Germany. She graduated from school at the age of 14 and began work as an apprentice and later graduated in Hotel Management. Inge was a devoted and loving wife of 44 years to David L. Johnson Jr. Soon after moving to Avon she become a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness at the Avon Congregation. She retired from Precise Plastics after 25 years of dedicated service. She and her husband were avid RVers. She also enjoyed cooking, reading, babysitting grandchildren, and studying the Bible. On July 4, 2000, she officially became a U.S. citizen. She was predeceased by her infant son, Ronald Lynn Johnson. Inge is survived her husband David; her children, Ilona (Leonard) Bianchi and their daughters, Amanda and Michelle, Dean (Angela) Johnson and their children, Danielle Findlay and Ronni Lynn, Christine (Jay) Formicola and their children, Joshua and Ashlie, Karen Johnson and finance Joshua Nichols and Daniel (Jennifer) Johnson. She was also a foster mother to Mark Manor, Brenda (Craft) Marsh and Matthew Stewart. Inge also has four brothers, Karlheinz (Lucy) Becker, Eberhard (Gisela) Becker, Dieter Dannenberg, and Herbert Becker; brothers-in law and sisters-in-law, Bruce (Erlene) Johnson, Diane (Gary) Yost, Duane (Christine) Johnson, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. A private memorial service for the family was held May 11 at the Kingdom Hall in Avon. Friends joined the family at the Avon Village Hall following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Livingston County Hospice, Avon Rotary/Lions Ambulance and the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home in Avon.
Rosemary McLaughlin age 84 of Avon died Friday May 10, 2002 in Canandaigua. She was born March 18, 1918 in Binghamton, NY the daughter of Francis and Frances (Murphy) Needham. She was a graduate of Geneseo High School and Geneseo Normal (SUNY Geneseo). She was a member of St. Agnes Church, was a former Girl Scout leader and enjoyed painting. Predeceased by her husband Leonard T. McLaughlin in 1977; she is survived by her daughter Elizabeth McLaughlin of Canandaigua; two sons Thomas (Kathy) McLaughlin of Silver Springs, MD and Robert (Sally Parry of Bloomington, Ill. a grandchild Ariel; her sister Lucille Morrissey of Avon; nieces, nephews and special friend Suzanne King of Canandaigua. No prior calling. Funeral Services an Interment was at St. Agnes Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ontario-Yates County Hospice, 756 Preemption Road, Geneva, NY 14456.
Charles P. Mercer
Charles P. Mercer age 59 of Honeoye died Saturday May 4, 2002 at F.F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua. He was born the son of George and Gloria Wightman Mercer on January 28, 1943 in Rochester, NY. He was an electrician with the I.B.E.W. Local 86 in Rochester. He was a US Army Veteran and a member of the Honeoye Hemlock American Legion. He is survived by his children Tyrone Mercer, Michelle (Shea) Lambert, Beth (Shane Lambert) Mercer and Todd Mercer. Grandson Lambert III. His mother Gloria Mercer, brother Richard (Diane) Mercer and sister Maureen (Pete) Shackelford. Several nieces and nephews. Friends called Tuesday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home in Livonia. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society of the Honeoye Hemlock American Legion.
Wilma B. Northrop
Wilma B. Northrop, 83, of Caledonia died suddenly on May 9, 2002 at her home in Caledonia. Wilma was born August 6, 1918 in Elba, N.Y. to James Henry and Elizabeth Katherine (Stadler) Burr. She was the longtime church secretary at the First Presbyterian Church in Caledonia. Wilma enjoyed bowling, playing cards and cross-stitch. Her church family and many friends survive her. No prior calling. Family and friends are invited to attend her Graveside Service Saturday, June 8 at 10 a.m. at Maplelawn Cemetery in Elba and her Memorial Service at the First Presbyterian Church, 3080 W. Main St., Caledonia on Sunday, June 9, 2002 at 4 p.m. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or Caledonia Ambulance, P.O. Box 1, Caledonia NY 14423. Arrangements made by Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St., Caledonia NY 14423.
Anne E. Rains
Anne E. Rains, age 92 of Hemlock died May 8, 2002. She was born in Buffalo, NY in 1909. Beloved daughter of Anna (Kleiber) and Timothy Blewett, and cherished wife of James A. Rains. Mr. and Mrs. Rains lived in Rochester and Hemlock, NY from 1948 to 1993. Mrs. Rains is survived by her daughters, Anne Lesniak of Dallas, TX and Marcia (Stephen)Faulkenberry of Conesus, NY; her sons; Allan Rains of Madison, OH and Stephen Rains (Dorothy Ferguson) of Rochester, NY; 21 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; her brother, Richard (Jean) Blewett of South and their infant son Wilfred T. (Billy) in 1942; also predeceased by her sister, Charlotte Magin, and brothers Timothy Blewett and Robert Blewett. Mrs. Rains was active in Rochester, active in Cabrini Circle, Rochester International Council, Guided Observation, St. Thomas the Apostle parish, and many other organizations when she lived in Rochester. She was also active in St. Michael's and St. Joseph's parishes while living in Hemlock. Family and friends may called on Sunday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home in Livonia. Burial in St. Michael's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Our Lady Of Victory Homes of Charity (Father Baker's Home), 790 Ridge Rd. Lackawanna, NY 14218.
Yvonne Jo Rider
Yvonne Jo Rider, 67, a sales manager at The Talbots in Pittsford, N.Y., died May 12, 2002 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. Mrs. Rider resided on West Lake Road in Geneseo. She is survived by her husband Christopher; son Stephen (Carol) Rider of New Orleans, La.; daughter Jennifer (Andrew) Lucich of Boston, Mass.; grandchildren, Rachel, Eric, Kenneth and Gregory Rider, Katherine, Emily and Abigail Lucich; her mother Katherine Manley of Rochester; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Dr. Gerald B. Manley, her brother Gerald B. Manley Jr., and her sister Marcia Atwood. She was born May 9, 1935 in Rochester, the daughter of Dr. Gerald and Katherine (Schneider) Manley. She was a graduate of Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y, a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority and a member of the Junior League of Rochester. Memorials may be made to Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 1111 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, N.Y. 11714. No prior calling hours. Memorial services will be held Wednesday May 15 at 11 a.m. at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Geneseo with Rev. Mark Lattime officiating. Interment, Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo. Reference: Rector-Hicks Funeral Home Inc., 111 Main St. in Geneseo.