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Obituaries published the week of May 29, 2003
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In Memoriam

James L. Barrett


James L. Barrett, 61, a mechanic at American Rock Salt in Mt. Morris, died May 23, 2003, at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. Mr. Barrett resided on Peoria Road in Leicester. He is survived by his wife Loretta Yamonaco Barrett; his children, Stephanie (Ray) Logsdon of Pavilion, Jennifer (David) DiPasquale of Mt. Morris, Justin Barrett of Leicester; granddaughter Ashley Logsdon; brothers, Edward (Jane) Barrett of Pavilion, Donald (Barbara) Barrett of Leicester, Gerald (Marilyn) Barrett of Piffard, David Barrett of Castile, Richard (Shirley) Barrett of Leicester; sisters, Dorothy (Leo) Lemke of East Bloomfield, Leona (Norman) Titcomb of Phelps; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Harold Barrett. He was born May 6, 1942 in Dansville, the son of Lyle and Bernice (Bengal) Barrett. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Monday where Funeral Services were held May 27 with Mabel Treadwell officiating. Burial, Leicester Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Cuylerville Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 247, Leicester NY 14481.

Sandra M. Barrett

Former owner of Needful Things

Sandra M. (Schulz) Barrett, 58, died on April 19, 2003 at her home in Livonia. She was born Nov. 14, 1944 in Rochester, the daughter of Harlow Schulz and Dorothea (Godfrey) Schulz. She was employed at the Kirkwood Gas Station for the last 17 years. She loved to crochet, collect black memorabilia and antiques. She was the former owner and operator of Needful Things in Lima. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Ronald Barrett of Livonia; two sons, Robert (Lisa) Barrett of Illinois, Ronald Barrett of Pennsylvania; four sisters, Carol Raftery of Chili, Bonnie Cooper of Wayland, Janice Tyson of Georgia, Jean Beal of Mt. Morris; one granddaughter Ashley River Barrett; several nieces and nephews, including Tina DeBottis. Calling hours were held at the O'Connell-Dougherty Funeral Home in Lima. Her Funeral Service was held at Lima Presbyterian Church with Rev. Alfreda Morse officiating. Interment, Oakridge Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Livingston County Hospice Fund, Livingston County Health Department, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510-1619 in her memory.

William F. Bishop

LeRoy Machine retiree

William F. Bishop, 69, of Avon, died suddenly at home on April 21, 2003. He was the son of the late Frederick Bishop and Agnes (Merritt) Bishop. He is survived by his son William F. Bishop, Jr. of Avon, sister Shirley Lindsay of Livonia, brothers Richard (Patricia) Bishop, Charles Bishop of Avon, Larry (Doris) Bishop of Caledonia, Jerry Bishop of Retsof, several nices and nephews. Services were held April 24, 2003 at the Stephenson-Doughtery Funeral Home in Avon.

Karen R. Callahan

Alfred State graduate

Karen R. Callahan, 57, of 43014 Cemetery Road, North Cohocton, passed away May 23, 2003 at Monteflour Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. She was born Sept. 2, 1945 in Rochester, the daughter of Charles and Ruth (Smith) Snyder. She resided her early years in the Rochester area. It was in Rochester that Karen met Michael Callahan. They entered into a loving marriage June 27, 1964 at St. Monica's Church in Rochester. Karen and Mike moved to Springwater in 1973 and then to Wayland in 1976. In 1980 they moved to North Cohocton where they have resided since. Karen attended CCFL College and Alfred State College. She graduated from Alfred State in 1989. Karen was employed as a laboratory technician at Eastman Dental and most recently as a substitute teacher at Wayland-Cohocton Central School. She was also a communicant of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Wayland. Karen and Mike enjoyed raising boxer dogs at their home. She also enjoyed operating Strawberry Fields Ceramics at their home. Often Karen and Mike were seen at the local town and village festivals with their ceramics and other crafts. Another joy of Karen's was her interest in the QVC Shopping Network. Her children marveled at the interest she had in QVC and mentioned “she must have stock in that company.” Karen was predeceased by her father Charles Snyder; and a grandson Nicholas Christian Miller in 1995. She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years Michael Callahan of North Cohocton; six daughters, Celeste (Truman) Gleason III of Wayland, Michele (William) Sick of Wayland, Charlene (Michael) Shriver of Dundee, Patricia (William) Hoffman of Wayland, Katherine (Donald) Wise III of Cohocton, and Faith (Joshua) Stewart of Cohocton; her son Gregory Callahan of North Cohocton; her mother Ruth (Raymond) Riley of Spring water; two sisters, Kristine (David) McCollester of Wayland and Kathleen (Rockwell) Yarid of Rochester; 18 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends called Tuesday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St., Wayland. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Karen Wednesday at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Wayland with Rev. Steven Kraus officiating. Interment, St. Joseph's Cemetery. Contributions in Karen R. Callahan's memory may be made to the Family House of Pittsburgh, 233 McKee Place, Pittsburgh PA 15213 or to St. Joseph's Church 206 Fremont St., Wayland NY 14572 or to St. Joseph's School, 209 Fremont St., Wayland NY 14572.

Catherine L. Ford

Ran craft business in LeRoy

Catherine L. Ford, 90, of LeRoy/Caledonia, died at the United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia May 24, 2003. She a was born April 24, 1913 in Caledonia to Alexander and Jennett (McIntyre) DeNoon. Catherine graduated from the Geneseo Normal School as a teacher and librarian. She ran her own craft business in LeRoy. She made dolls, knitted sweaters, and many other sewing projects. Catherine was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and the Woman's Legion Auxiliary, Caledonia, and the Weaver's Guild. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Mergott/Mechler; grandchildren, Wayne S. Mergott III of Plano, Texas, Douglas G. (Deborah) Mergott of Rocky Point, N.Y., Daniel C. (Amy) Mergott of Berlin, MD, Tonya (Mark) Kruegar of Brockport, Theron James Mergott of Caledonia, Tina (Matt) Szostak of Webster, Patrick L. Mechler of Caledonia, six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Elizabeth (Betty) DeNoon of Caledonia; niece, E. Ann Kretschmer of Easton, ME. She is predeceased by her husband, Frank C. Ford; son, Michael L. Ford; brother, William A. DeNoon. Friends may call Friday 7-9 P.M. only at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St., Caledonia. Private interment Mumford Rural Cemetery. Her Memorial Service will be held Saturday, 11 A.M. at the First Presbyterian Church, 3080 W. Main St., Caledonia. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Church or LeRoy Ambulance, 1 Tountas Ave., LeRoy NY 14482.