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Obituaries published the week of May 19, 2005
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In Memoriam

Bertha Dyer

Springwater resident

Bertha W. Dyer, 91, of 6815 Wrights Road, passed away May 10, 2005 at her home. She was born April 23, 1914 in Millbrook, N.Y. the daughter of Mayrde and Bertha (Brickman) Simpson. Bertha resided in Brooklyn, N.Y. until approximately 1929 when she moved to Bloomingdale, N.Y. In 1941, she moved to the Rochester area where she resided until she moved to Springwater in 1973. Bertha and Oliver Dyer entered into a loving marriage on Nov. 20, 1941 at the Bloomingdale Methodist Church. Together they have celebrated over 63 years of marriage. The majority of Bertha's employment career was spent in the accounting and payroll department at the Lawyers Co-Op in Rochester. Bertha enjoyed being the treasurer of the Springwater United Methodist Church and she was instrumental in the Bible Study Program at the church. She was predeceased by both of her parents and a sister, Dorothy White. She is survived by her husband Oliver Dyer of Springwater; two sons, Harvey (Kate Carbery) Dyer of Pennington, N.J. and Scott (Lenore) Dyer of San Francisco, Calif.; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; her sister, Alice (Frank) Hoog of Cape Canaveral, Fla.; four brothers, William J. Simpson of Malone, M. Edward (Dorothy) Simpson of Pompano Beach, Fla., August R. (Ilean) Simpson of Bloomingdale and Charles W. Simpson of Rochester; along with several nieces and nephews. Bertha's Funeral Service was conducted Friday at the Springwater United Methodist Church in Springwater with Rev. Marian Luce officiating. Contributions in Bertha W. Dyer's memory may be made to the Springwater United Methodist Church, 8001 S. Main St., Springwater NY 14560. Bertha's family has been assisted by the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St., Wayland.

Phyllis M. Ellis

Former Geneseo & York resident

Phyllis M. Ellis, 83, died May 10, 2005 at the Genesee County Nursing Home in Batavia. Mrs. Ellis had resided on West Main St. Road in Batavia prior to her entry into the nursing home. She had also been a resident of York and Geneseo as well as Florida. She is survived by her son Richard (Donna) Ellis of York; grandchildren, Seana (Tom) MacIntyre of Fowlerville, Deborah (Tim) Dancy of Batavia, Darlene (Steve) Ferraro of Mt. Morris, Richard (Bridgette) Ellis Jr. of Avon, Jay Wolfanger of Piffard; 10 great grandchildren; two sisters, Kitty (John) Faulkner of Dansville, Janet Carey of Leicester; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Oliver “Stubby” Ellis in 1994 and her sister Veronica Amphlet. She was born Aug. 17, 1921 in Dansville the daughter of Melvin and Catherine Hubbard Smidth. Memorial services were held May 12 at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo with Edward Wight officiating. Interment, Pleasant Valley Cemetery in York. Memorials may be made to Genesee County Nursing Home, 278 Bank St., Batavia NY 14020.

Charles T. Moran

Avon resident

Charles T. “Charlie” Moran, 87, passed away on May 13, 2005 at his home in Avon. Mr. Moran was born on Jan. 7, 1918 in Avon the son of C. Thomas and Ellen Moran. He was a long standing dairy farmer as well as owner, breeder and trainer of many standard bred horses, including “Wilton's Dotzer” who won the NYS County Fair Sire Stakes Championship for 2-4 year pacers in 1980. Charlie graduated from Avon Central School and Cornell University School of Agriculture. He was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, St. Agnes Church and Holy Name Society. He served as Councilman on the Avon Town Board for eight years. He was a former member of the Avon Historical Society. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 59 years, Marion Connor Moran who passed away on March 18, 2005. Also predeceased by his parents Tom and Ellen Moran, brother Jack Moran and niece Colleen Moran. He is survived by his children, Patty Moran (Phil Thrall) of Lima, Molly (Paul) Korndoerfer of Lakeville, Liz (John) Prinzi of Denver, Colo., Tom Moran of Avon; nine grandchildren, Marci (Prinzi) Delaney, Staci, Sarah, Ashley Prinzi, Toby Drowne, Katie Korndoerfer, Traci, Katie and Matt Moran; great-granddaughter Marley Elizabeth Delaney; sisters, MaryAnne (Dick) Lanpher, Marty (Jack) Graham; brother Bob (Julie) Moran; sisters-in-law, Ann Moran of Caledonia, Jane McCluskey Zimmerman of Canton, MI, Virginia Connor Panzarello of Rochester; several nieces, nephews, 56 great nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends called Sunday at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 350 Genesee St. in Avon. His Funeral Mass was held Monday at the St. Agnes Church in Avon. Interment, St. Agnes Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contribution in his memory may be made to the Eastview Dialysis, Inc., 120 Victor Heights Pkwy., Victor NY 14564.