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Obituaries published the week of May 20, 2004
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In Memoriam

Anthony J. Cottone

Served in Armed Forces

Anthony J. Cottone, 60, of Caledonia, died May 14, 2004 at his home in Caledonia. He was born Sept. 10, 1943 to Joseph and Rose (Restivo) Cottone. Anthony served in the Armed Forces from 1961-1964. He owned and operated AC Insulation, Caledonia. Anthony is survived by his wife, Barbara (Eaton) Cottone of Caledonia; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Michelle Cottone of LeRoy; daughter and son-in-law, Kristen and Anthony Fatiga of Fredericksburg, Va.; granddaughter, Sara Cottone; brothers, Patrick, Joseph and Gary Cottone; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Sunday, May 16 at Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St., Caledonia. His Funeral Mass was held Monday at St. Agnes Church, Avon. Interment was held at Furnaceville Cemetery, Ontario. Memorials may be made to Focus on the Children, P.O. Box 31, Caledonia NY 14423.

Kenneth J. Hadcock

World War II veteran

Kenneth J. “Mike” Hadcock, 82, a retired foreman for 3-M Company in Honeoye, died May 14, 2004 at the Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital in Bath, N.Y. Mr. Hadcock resided on Lent Hill Road in Cohocton and was previously from Geneseo. He is survived by his wife Ruth Poole Hadcock; daughter Kathryn (Mark Densmore) Helfrich of Cohocton; brother Keith (Esther) Hadcock of Fair Haven, N.Y.; nephews, Richard Hadcock of Rochester, Reid and Alan Hasler of Arizona; niece Barbara Diabo of Florida. He was born July 15, 1921 in Wolcott, N.Y. the son of Leon and Genevieve (Patchen) Hadcock. He was a World War II veteran. He retired from the 3-M Company in 1976. No prior calling hours. Graveside services in Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo will be announced. Memorials to the Cohocton Fire Dept./Ambulance Corp, Cohocton NY 14826. Reference: Rector-Hicks Funeral Home Inc., 111 Main St. in Geneseo.

Rachel E. Luckenbach

Allen Bailey Tag retiree

Rachel E. Luckenbach, 73, of Caledonia, died suddenly on May 7, 2004 at her home in Caledonia. She was born Dec. 3, 1930 in Johnsonburg, Pa. to Chester and Cleta (Wheeland) Salada. Rachel retired from Allen Bailey Tag Company, Caledonia. She was a member of the Caledonia Seniors, the Friendship Circle at the York United Presbyterian Church; she also enjoyed sewing, cooking and her friends. Rachel is survived by her daughters; Leona (Steven) Linder of Caledonia, Nancy (Raymond) Tompkins of Prattsburg, N.Y., Joyce (Tim) Laursen of Canandaigua; son, Larry Luckenbach (Dawn Barretta) of LeRoy; sister, Alfreda Burkovich of Rochester; brother, Raymond Salada of Perry; aunt, Charlotte Curry of DuBois, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, Francis Luckenbach in 1997. Friends called Monday, May 10 at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St., Caledonia, where her Funeral Service was held Tuesday, May 11. Interment was held at Union Cemetery, Livonia. Memorials may be made to the York United Presbyterian Church, Main St., York NY 14592 or the Caledonia Ambulance, P.O. Box 3, Caledonia NY 14423.

Stephen Malter

World War II veteran

Stephen J. Malter, 77, of 11181 Chapel St. in Perkinsville, N.Y. passed away May 6, 2004 at Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. He was born Nov. 13, 1926 in Perkinsville the son of Arthur and Magdalene (Gunther) Malter. Steve resided in Perkinsville his entire life and was a graduate of Wayland Central School. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He enlisted March 14, 1945 and was honorably discharged Dec. 3, 1946. During his time in the Army he qualified as a sharpshooter. On Nov. 29, 1947 in Fitchburg, Mass. Steve and Margaret entered into a loving marriage. Together they celebrated over 56 years of marriage. Steve began his employment with the Birdseye Division of General Food. His entire employment career was spent with this company at both the Wayland and Avon plants. Steve was a charter member of the Wayland Lions Club, a member of the Fearless Hook and Ladder Company of Perkinsville Fire Dept. a director of the Wayland Historical Society, president of the Perkinsville Rod-n-Gun Club, a member of the Agency for Aging. He was instrumental in the organization of the Wayland Community Chest, Town of Wayland Assessor for over 30 years, past chairman of the Republican party and was always seen in Sacred heart Cemetery in Perkinsville mowing, weeding and general maintenance. He was predeceased by both his parents; a brother, Arthur “Buddy” Malter Jr.; and a sister, Kathleen Walters; He is survived by his loving wife Margaret “Bettie” Malter of Perkinsville; his daughter Susan Malter of New Haven, Conn.; his two grandchildren, David and Chelsea of New Haven, Conn.; brothers, Frank (Joyce) Malter of Cohocton, John V. (Kathie) Malter of Perkinsville; sisters, Roseann (Donald) Lawrence of Arkport, Marlene (Charles) Wellington of Arkport, Dorothy (Leonard) Wager of Wayland, and Sally (Bud) Higginbotham of Wayland; his aunt Rita Sequerios of Honduras; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends called Sunday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland. A prayer service was conducted Monday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Church in Perkinsville with the Rev. Gennaro Venturo officiating. Contributions in Stephen J. Malter's memory may be made to the Perkinsville Fire Dept., Main St., Perkinsville NY 14529 or to the Wayland Historical Society, 100 S. Main St., Wayland NY 14572.

Sheila D. O'Brien

Retired teacher

Sheila D. O'Brien, 82, a retired teacher for Wyoming Central Schools, died, May 13, 2004 at East Side Nursing Home in Warsaw, N.Y. Mrs. O'Brien resided at Morgan Estates in Geneseo prior to her entry into the nursing home. She is survived by her son Timothy (Mary Ellen) O'Brien of Perry Center; daughter Kalleen Holihan of Batavia; grandchildren, William Sutton of Batavia, Teresa VanSon of Darien Center, Jennifer Bushen of East Avon, Alex O'Brien of Perry Center; sister Mona Mitchell of California; nieces and nephews. She was born Sept. 4, 1921 in East Moriches, N.Y. the daughter of Walter and Albina (Guillement) Darnell. She was a graduate of the Geneseo Normal School. She was a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association and the Geneseo Alumni Association. Private funeral services were held May 18 at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the Perry Public Library, 70 N. Main St., Perry NY 14530.

Nicholas A. Orlando Jr.

Former Geneseo resident

Nicholas A. Orlando, 45, of Main St., Johnson City, N.Y., died suddenly May 17, 2004 at his residence. Mr. Orlando was previously from Geneseo. He is survived by his parents, Nicholas A. and Josephine Orlando Sr. of Geneseo; sister Mary Agnes (Jeffrey) Lubanski of Lancaster; two brothers, Dr. Mark (Elizabeth) Orlando of Penfield, Gregory (Marthoula) Orlando of Clarksville, Md.; nephews, Ryan and Evan; nieces, Gabrielle and Sydney; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was born Feb. 7, 1959 in Rochester, the son of Nicholas A. and Josephine Viti Orlando Sr. He was a graduate of Geneseo Central School. No prior calling hours. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, May 21 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Geneseo with Father Daniel McMullin officiating. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 595 Blossom Rd., Suite 208, Rochester NY 14610. Reference: Rector-Hicks Funeral Home in Geneseo.

Eugene K. “Gene” Wyand

Caledonia resident

Eugene K. “Gene” Wyand, 86, of Caledonia, entered into rest May 10, 2004 at his home in Caledonia. He was born Aug. 27, 1917 in Rochester to Charles and Emilie (Voelker) Wyand. Gene was a farmer in Caledonia. He was director of Federal Land Bank and former School Board President at Cal-Mum School. He was a member of the Livingston County Planning Board, Caledonia Grange, Livingston County Farm Bureau, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Snowmobile Club. He also enjoyed woodworking, painting, fishing, hunting and traveling. Eugene is survived by his sisters, Laura (Neil) Moon and Janet Bennem; brother-in-law, Raymond (Mary Ann) Krenzer; several nieces and nephews; step-child and special friend, Dee McLaughlin; sister-in-law, Elizabeth “Betty” Krenzer. He is predeceased by his wives, Mary Krenzer Wyand and Helen Gill Wyand. Family and friends attended his Funeral Mass, Thursday, May 13, 2004, at St. Columba Church, Caledonia. His interment was held at Mumford Rural Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Livingston County Hospice, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris, NY 14510.