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Obituaries published the week of May 23, 2002
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In Memoriam

Neil H. Ayers

Neil H. Ayers, 72, died on May 15, 2002 in Avon. He was born on Aug. 26, 1929 in Avon, the son of Howard Ayers and Edna (Rogers) Ayers. He was retired from the Town of Avon Highway Department. He was a member of the East Avon Fire Department. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and time with his grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Ethel Ayers, and grandson Larry Neil Hedden. He is survived by his children, Neil (Kim) Ayers, Larry (Sandy) Ayers, Robert (Patty) Ayers, Randy (Susan) Ayers, Janet (Frank), Kay (Joe) Pfluke; 14 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two brothers, Don (Mary Lou) Ayers, David Rightmyer; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours and Funeral Services were held at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home in Avon. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Upstate New York, 3300 Monroe Ave., Suite 100D, Rochester NY 14618, in his memory. Interment, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Geneseo.

Robert E. Beedle

Robert E. Beedle, 76, of Avon, died May 19, 2002 at Rochester General Hospital. He was born the son of Gilbert and Frances Westbrook Beedle on April 2, 1926 in Brighton, N.Y. He was a World War II Navy Veteran and a retired truck driver of the Local 118 in Rochester. He was predeceased by his daughter Kathleen Jensen in 1995. He is survived by his wife Amy; his son Robert Beedle of Livonia; grandchildren, Laurie Jensen of Penfield, Glen (Sonya) Jensen of Avon; great grandchildren, Dana, Myranda and Tyler Jensen; uncle Howard (Shirley) Westbrook of Chili; brothers, Raymond (Jean) Beedle of Georgia, Gerald (Charlene) Beedle of Oregon; and several nieces and nephews. Friends called Tuesday at the Kevin W.Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia. A graveside service was held Wednesday at Whitehaven Memorial Park in Perinton. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Advent House, 1010 Moseley Rd., Fairport NY 14450 or the Rochester General Hospital Oncology Unit, 1425 Portland Ave., Rochester NY 14621.

Carol W. Hall

Carol W. Hall, 79, of 2967 Frost Road, Mt. Morris died May 20, 2002 at her home. She was born on March 1, 1923 in Rochester, the daughter of Orville and Edna (Dillman) Williams. She retired from Craig Developmental Center in Sonyea in 1981 where she was employed for over 25 years as a telephone operator. She had also been employed by Rochester Telephone prior to her employment with the State. She was a member and Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Tuscarora, the Kings Daughters of Mt. Morris, Keshequa Grange and CSEA. She was predeceased by her husband George in 1992. She is survived by three sons, John (Gloria) Hall of Mt. Morris, Peter (Gene)Hall of Connecticut and Robert Hall of Avon; two daughters, Susan (Douglas) Akin of Silver Springs and Maryann Austen of Mt. Morris; nine grandchildren; one sister Lucille (John) Foxworth of Nunda; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Tuesday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris. Funeral Services were held Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church of Tuscarora with the Rev. Carin Farmer officiating. Interment, Dutch Street Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Tuscarora, Main St., Tuscarora NY 14510.

Robert F. Helfer

Robert F. Helfer, 59, of Honeoye, died May 18, 2002 at his home. He was born the son of Richard and Gladys Gibson Helfer on Nov. 10, 1942 in Rochester. He retired form Eastman Kodak Company in January 2002. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Donna; his children, Kim (Greg) Ward of Honeoye, Robert (Patricia) Helfer of Hillsborough, N.J.; grandchildren, Benjamin and Brandon Ward, Zachary and Casey Helfer; cousin Gail Smith of Rochester; and nine brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; many nieces and nephews. Friends called Tuesday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 8796 Briggs St., Honeoye. His Funeral Service was held Wednesday at the Honeoye United Church of Christ. Burial, Lakeview Cemetery in Honeoye. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1075 Santa Fe Dr., Denver Co 80204 or the Ontario-Yates County Hospice Fund, 756 Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva NY 14456.

Ruth B. Marlowe

Ruth B. Marlowe (Rountree), 79, of Avon, formerly of Rush, died on May 17, 2002 at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo. She was born on April 15, 1923 in Lima, the daughter of Ernest Boldt and Olga (Papka) Boldt. Mrs. Marlowe was retired from Rochester Telephone Company. She was an active member of the Rush Legion Auxiliary and a life member of the Telephone Pioneers. She was predeceased by her husbands, Harold Rountree in 1979 and Warren Marlowe in 1985. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie (Dick) Peffley of Avon and Peggy (Tom) Krenzer of Rush; son and daughter-in-law, James (Faye) Rountree of Avon; brother and sister-in-law, Oscar (Marion) Boldt of Avon; two sisters and brother-in-law, Emma (Robert) Mattoon of Texas, Freda Boldt of Henrietta; five grandchildren, Lynnette Peffley, Timothy (Amy) Peffley, Todd Krenzer, Randy (Kellie) Krenzer, Troy Rountree; two great grandchildren, Christopher and Kamryn Peffley; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours and Funeral Services were held at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, 350 Genesee St. in Avon. Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or Avon Rotary-Lions Volunteer Ambulance in her memory. Interment, Pine Hill Cemetery in Rush.

Magdalen E. Morsch

Magdalen E. (Maggie) Morsch, 92, formerly of 11140 Chapel St., Perkinsville, passed away May 16, 2002 at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell after a long illness. She was born May 20, 1909 in Wayland, the daughter of John A. and Elizabeth Emo Wolff and resided all her life in the Wayland-Perkinsville area. She graduated from Wayland High School in 1928 and graduated from Geneseo Normal in 1931. Maggie taught school in the rural school districts from 1934-1946, nine years in the Perkinsville District 5 and 1945-1946 in the Wayland Central School. She married Francis (Oz) Morsch July 19, 1941 in St. Joseph's Church in Wayland. Shortly after teaching she became a sales representative for Avon Company, retiring in 1974. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Perkinsville and worked as a census taker and an election inspector for many years. She was predeceased by her husband Francis in 1999 and her sister Naomi Foley in 1977. She is survived by her sister-in-law Bernadine Morsch of Wayland; two nieces; sister Jean Morsch of Florida and Jane Jakubiec of Michigan; a nephew Kenneth Morsch of Nevada; one cousin Harold Wolff of Rochester; a grand niece and nephew; and special friends, Jerry and Dawn Kiesl of Perkinsville. Friends called Sunday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland. Her Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday at Sacred Heart Church in Perkinsville. Interment, Sacred heart Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Maggie's name to the Sacred Heart Church Building Fund.

Mary E. Perkins

Mary E. Perkins “Gramma”, 89, died May 19, 2002 in Hornell. Friends may call Thursday, Mary 23, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the St.. George-Stanton Funeral Home in Wayland. Funeral Services will be held Friday, May 24 at 11 a.m. at the Springwater United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Oakridge Cemetery in South Livonia. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church, Box 207, Springwater NY 14560 or to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1210 Jefferson Rd., Rochester NY 14623. Mary was born May 12, 1913 in South Livonia. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Phedora Pauline Sharp Holmes. She was a 1933 graduate of Wayland High School. She married Burton Erwin Perkins in 1933. She was a member of the Springwater United Methodist Church, and its U.M.W. group. She had been a Twig volunteer for the Wayland Hospital. She enjoyed needlework, quilting, and playing pitch. She was devoted to her family. She was retired from the Wayland Central School cafeteria staff. She is survived by six children, Ernest (Rose) Perkins of Wayland, Lawrence (Linda) Perkins of Penn Yan, Neal Perkins of North Carolina, Lorna (Larry Eddy) Coates of Wayland, Robert (Dusty) Perkins of Texas, and Kenneth (Robin) Perkins of Gorham; one daughter-in-law Dottie Volpe Hill of Florida; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great great grandchild; one sister Thelma Clapp of Springwater; four sisters-in-law, Grace Holmes of Springwater, Martha Holmes of North Carolina, Winifred Holmes of Florida and Elizabeth Perkins of Conesus; brother and sister-in-law, Charles (June) Perkins of Webster's Crossing; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Burton, her daughter, Marilyn and her son, Alan.

Sue S. Radesi

Sue S. Radesi, 68, a retired teacher's aid for Genesee Valley BOCES, died May 16, 2002 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw, N.Y. Mrs. Radesi lived on Canandaigua St. in Cuylerville. She is survived by her husband Felix Radesi Sr.; son Felix Radesi Jr. of Batavia; daughter Deborah (Emery) Uveino of Perry; grandson Jeffrey Uveino of Perry; brothers, Richard (Yvonne) and William Stutzman, both of Mt. Morris; sister Betty Cappadonia of Mt. Morris; nieces and nephews. She was born Oct. 17, 1933 in Freedence, Pa., the daughter of Nevin and Darle (Pritts) Stutzman. She was a graduate of Mt. Morris High School. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Sunday where Funeral Services were held May 20 with St. Thomas Aquinas Pastoral Assistant Mabel Treadwell officiating. Burial, Leicester Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Rd. North, Rochester NY 14609 or Special Olympics Area 21, 3510 Pebble Beach Rd., Lakeville NY 14480.

Isabel C. Sattora

Isabel C. Sattora, 98, a retired floor supervisor for Champion Products in Geneseo, died May 17, 2002 at the Avon Nursing Home. Mrs. Sattora resided at Woodcrest Manor in Henrietta prior to her entry into the nursing home. She was originally from Cuylerville and lived in Osprey, Fla. She is survived by her daughter Joyce (Charles) Burch of Venice, Fla.; her son Clark Sattora of Mt. Morris; daughter-in-law Alice Ann (Gary Beachel) Sattora of Conesus Lake; nine grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Gordon E. Sattora, son Harold “Jock” Sattora, grandson Richard Sattora and great granddaughter Emily Warner. She was born June 18, 1903 in Castile, N.Y. the daughter of Fred and Lillian (Jenks) Clark. She was a member of the Mary Jemison Order of Eastern Star in Mt. Morris. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Sunday where funeral services were held May 20 with Rev. Neil Frood of York United Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial, Leicester Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.