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Obituaries published the week of May 30, 2002
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In Memoriam

Katherine Lucille Brown

Katherine Lucille Brown, 78, of 1033 George St., Mumford, died May 22, 2002. She was born the daughter of Frank and Lucille (Kunego) Redman on July 4, 1923 in Scottsville, NY. She retired from CooperVision in Scottsville. She was a member of St. Columba Church in Caledonia. She was predeceased by her husbands, John Phillips and Raymond Brown. She is survived by her sister Margaret Kelley of Scottsville; two sisters-in-law, Janet (Lyons) Redmond and Ora (Brown) Redman; many nieces, nephews, godchildren and dear friends. Friends may call Friday at the J.H. Cameron Funeral Home, 26 Rochester St., Scottsville. Funeral Mass was be held Saturday at St. Columba Church in Caledonia. Interment, St. Columba Cemetery, Caledonia. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Mumford Fire Department or St. Columba Church.

Roland S. DeForest

Roland S. DeForest, 45, of Almond, N.Y., died suddenly May 23, 2002. He was born the son of Roland L. and Lois (McConnell) DeForest on April 28, 1957 in Erie, Pa. He was employed as a Diesel Mechanic for Ferguson Hall Corporation in Rochester. He was predeceased by his son Mark and father Roland. He is survived by his wife Peggy; three children, Charlotte, Heather and Roland DeForest, all of Almond; mother Lois Mudge of Chili, three sisters, Charlotte Beecher of Arizona, Linda Rapp of Chili and Leanna Beecher of Nunda; several nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Memorial services were held May 28 at the Village Baptist Church, Chapel St. (Route 408) in Mt. Morris with Pastor Edward Phillips officiating. Memorials may be made to one's favorite charity. Arrangements by the John W. Martin Funeral Home in Mt. Morris.

A. Lucille Morrissey

Lucille Morrissey, 82, of Avon, died suddenly on May 21, 2002, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born on June 3, 1919 in Binghamton, N.Y., the daughter of Francis Needham and Frances (Murphy) Needham. Lucille was a retired receptionist for Dr. George Lynch in Avon. She enjoyed rug hooking, painting and decorating. She was predeceased by her husband William J. Morrissey in 1993. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lynda (Scott) Hillebrant of Avon; two grandchildren, Sean W. Hillebrant, Heather A. (Scott) Carrick; two great grandchildren, Molly Jane Carrick, Jameson Carrick; several nieces and nephews. Private Funeral Services were held at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home in Avon. Contributions may be made to a charity of your choice in Lucille's memory. Interment, St. Agnes Cemetery in Avon.

James L. Sloan

James L. Sloan, 68, of 2861 Lakeville Road, Avon died May 21, 2002 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. He was born the son of William and Harriet (Hubbard) Sloan on June 11, 1933 in Gibson, N.Y. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a tool and die maker for Xerox Corporation in Rochester. He has owned and operated Conesus Creek Farm in Avon for over 30 years. He was a veteran of the Army during the Korean Conflict. Jim played hockey, coached hockey and founded the Rochester Junior Amerks Hockey Team. He also helped form the Geneseo Youth Hockey program. He was a member of St. Agnes Church in Avon, the Hereford Association and served on the Avon Town Zoning Board of Appeals. He is survived by his wife of 45 years Barbara Jean (Richardson) Sloan; children, Chris Smith of Tampa, Fla., Tracey (Tony) Traino of Clarkson, Kathleen (Doug) Ford of Honeoye Falls, Patti (Steven) Merkel of Charlotte, N.C., James (Toni) Sloan of Honeoye Falls and Joseph (Sandy) Sloan of Avon; grandchildren, James W. and Kari Mannix, Amy and Vincent Cosentino, Anthony Traino, Kelly and McKenna Sloan, Travis Sloan Estruch, Matthew and Shannon Sloan and Jason, Matthew and Michael Ford; sister Bernadine (Louis) Bechle; brothers, William Sloan, Michael (Dianne) Sloan and Richard (Sharon) Sloan; sister-in-law Mary Sloan; nieces and nephews including Timothy Sloan. Predeceased by his parents Harriet and William Sloan, brother Paul Sloan. Friends called Friday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. 21 Big Tree St., in Livonia. Funeral Mass was held Saturday at St. Agnes Church in Avon with the Rev. John H. Hayes officiating. Interment, Avon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Skating Institute of Rochester, Boys Club Place, Rochester, NY 14608 or Noyes Memorial Hospital Hospice Program, 111 Clara Barton St., Dansville, NY 14437.

Charles L. Sweeney

Charles L. Sweeney, Korean Veteran of Blairsville, Ga., formerly of Pittsford. died Dec. 22, 2001. He was retired from Xerox. He was predeceased by his wife Lynn. He is survived by two daughters, Sharon (Bob) Wolter of Livonia, Kathy (John) Ciufo of Manchester; three sons, Charles H., Keith Kritch and Kevin (Cindy) Kritch; one sister Janet Scott of Syracuse; and close friend Eve Coulter of Ga; grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces. Interment was held Wednesday, May 29 at Whitehaven Memorial Park in Perinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., in Livonia.

Edna M. Whitmore

Edna M. Whitmore, 79, of 4588 Morganview Dr., Geneseo formerly of Honeoye Falls, died May 20, 2002 at the Livingston County Campus SNF in Mount Morris. She was born the daughter of Frank and Clara (Sanford) Adams on September 19, 1922 in Churchville. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a secretary for Wegmans Grocery Stores in Rochester. She was a member of the Honeoye Falls American Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by her five children, Edward (Sally) Whitmore of York, Bruce Whitmore of Bloomfield, Kenneth (Karen) Whitmore of Florida, Kathryn (David Seiles) Wilson of Rochester and Neysa (Matthew Stewart) Cross of Livonia; 11 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a special dear friend Ruth Vink of Chili. Friends called Friday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 21 Big Tree St. (Routes 15 & 20A), Livonia where funeral services were held Saturday at 12 pm. Interment, North Bloomfield Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Livingston County Hospice Fund, County Campus, Mount Morris, NY 14510. An American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Service was held Friday.