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Obituaries published the week of May 18, 2006
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Veronica Alexander, 87, of Main St. in York, died, May 14, 2006 at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mt. Morris. Mrs. Alexander was formerly of Honesdale, Pa. She is survived by her son Lawrence (Joan) Alexander of York,; brother Joseph (Patricia) Garland Jr. of New Jersey; sisters, Katherine Raynall of California and Marie O'Neil of New Jersey; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands, John Holley and Vito Alexander. She was born March 7, 1919 in Patterson, N.J., the daughter of Joseph and Ann Hart Garland Sr. She was a retired librarian with the Wayne County, Pa. Library. No prior calling hours. Funeral Services and interment will be in Honesdale, Pa. Arrangements entrusted to Rector-Hicks Funeral Home in Geneseo.
U.S. Air Force veteran
Rudy McClenney Rudy, 77, of Caledonia, died May 10, 2006 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. He was born the middle child of six to Joseph and Gladys McClenney on May 9, 1929 in Camden, N.J. Rudy attended school in Camden and graduated from Morgan State University in Maryland and did graduate work at SUNY Geneseo. He taught special education and Social Studies at Geneseo Central School until his retirement. Rudy served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of the Board of Elections for the Village of Caledonia. He volunteered for the Livingston County United Way. Rudy was a member of the Caledonia Village Board of Appeals. He was a member of St. Luke and St. Simon Cyrene Episcopal Churches where he was a lay reader. He is survived by his wife, Betty of Caledonia; children, Kelley McClenney of New Jersey and Scott (Lydia) McClenney of North Carolina; grandchildren; Julian McClenney and Ray McGee; brother, Lawrence (Geryl) McClenney of Maryland, Paul (Carolyn) McClenney of California; in-laws; John and Catherine Stewart of Caledonia, Robert and Arlene Williams of Chili, Marjorie Carpenter of Caledonia, Horace Shelton of Caledonia, Marvin Shelton of Rochester and Creaola Shelton of Caledonia; several nieces, nephews and cousins. His sisters, Willia Saunders and Ruth Fussell and brother, Joseph McClenney predecease him. Friends and family attended his Funeral Service May 13 at St. Luke and St. Simon Cyrene Episcopal Church, 17 South Fitzhugh St. in Rochester. Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements made by Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main Street, Caledonia.
Virginia R. Shaver
Virginia R. Ginny Shaver, 80, died May 12, 2006, peacefully, at her home in Avon surrounded by her family. Mrs. Shaver was born May 27, 1925 in Painted Post, N.Y the daughter of Earle and Hazel McGowan. She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, John H. Shaver. Ginny had a long and varied, well-traveled career in addition to raising her children. She attended Alfred University and was a Cadet Nurse during World War II. Originally from Painted Post she married John in 1949 and moved to Hornell, N.Y. where he was stationed as a New York State Trooper. Subsequent career moves took the family to Wayland, Dansville, Rochester until roots ultimately were permanently put down in Avon during the mid-1970s. Ginny worked at the University of Rochester, Highland Hospital and Jones Chemicals until finally landing at Genesee Country Village for 30 years, and which she retired from in 2004. Ginny's deep curiosity for all things historical and her lifelong study of American history, particularly of the colonial and post-revolutionary periods, made her a special asset to the museum. She was knowledgeable and loved sharing her knowledge with others, especially children. Ginny was the cherished mother of five children, Cheryl (Rob) Gallant of Rhode Island, Jon (Iris) Shaver of Texas, Terri (Jim) Dailey of Macedon, N.Y., Suzanne Shaver of Tennessee, Vicki (Chris) Phillips of Geneseo; her grandchildren, Eric, Aaron, Gina, Kat, Jenna, Alyssa, Lindsay and JT, were her great love and endless source of joy. She is also survived by five great grandchildren; sister Marilyn Bruneau of Florida; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held May 15 at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 350 Genesee St. in Avon. Her Funeral Service was held May 16 at the Central Presbyterian Church in Avon with Rev. Carin Farmer officiating. Private interment, Avon Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Livingston County Hospice, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510.
Andrew Lewis Young
Former Mt. Morris resident
Andrew Lewis Young, 37, of Corona, Calif., formerly of Mt. Morris, died March 15, 2006. He was born the son of Roger and Dale (Sawyer) Young on Jan. 26, 1969 in Dansville, N.Y. Andrew loved sports and fishing. Disneyland was a big part of his life. For 19 years he was a merchandise distributor manager for Disneyland. He is survived by his wife Jennifer Lynn Young; son Devin James Young; his parents, Roger and Dale Young; two brothers, Robert (Deborah) Young and Bruce (Elizabeth) Young; nieces, Sarah, MacKenzie and Ashley; nephew Benjamin; father-in-law David Perry; and sister-in-law Nicole (Ken) Nelson. No prior calling. Memorial services to be held Saturday, July 15, 2006 at the United Church of Mt. Morris at 2 p.m. Private burial in Mt. Morris Cemetery. Arrangements by the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St., Mt. Morris. Condolences may be emailed to JohnWMartinFH@aol.com.