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Obituaries published the week of June 10, 2004
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John B. Albanese
John B. Albanese, 54, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Mt. Morris died May 24, 2004 suddenly at his home. He was born the son of Benny and Francine (Andolina) Albanese on Dec. 21, 1949 in Dansville, N. Y. He was employed at Pima Community College in Tucson. He was a veteran of the Army during the Vietnam War. He is survived by his father Benny (Donna) Albanese of Mt. Morris; one sister Karen (Don) Saunders of California; two brothers, Michael (Jill) Albanese of Kendall and Rick (Kim) Albanese of Retsof; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Francine. No prior calling. Memorial Services to be held Saturday, June 12, at 10:30 a.m. at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St., (Route 408), Mt. Morris with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Burial, St. Patrick's Cemetery. In lieu of Flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be emailed to JohnWMartinFH@aol.com.
Dorothy S. Chichester
Dorothy S. Chichester, 84, of 5651 N. Sutton Point, Conesus Lake, died Dec. 19, 2003 at her home. She was born the daughter of Robert Ray and Phoebe (Wing) Spears Sr. in Batavia on Dec. 19, 1919. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross Blood Drives, member of Livingston County REACT, former Den mother of the Cub Scouts Pack 74 in Rochester and former member of the Eastern Star in Attica. She was predeceased by her husband Irving in 1991. She is survived by her four children, Bob (Jean) Chichester of Henrietta, Fred Chichester of Livonia, Ann (Paul) VanDeVelt of Lima and Barb (Glenn) Marcus of Mendon; five grandchildren, Patrick (Jen) Chichester of Conesus, Christopher (Melissa), Lanye and Matt Chichester, all of Rochester and Timothy VanDeVelt of Lima; three great grandchildren, J.C. Davis and Emma Chichester, both of Rochester and Erika Chichester of Conesus; three brothers, Rev. Robert R. (Charlotte) Spears Jr. of Rochester, George (Leona) Spears of E. Aurora and Hugh Spears of Lackawanna; sister Amy (Maury) Schlossberg of Arizona; sister-in-law Pat (David) Darron of California; nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Memorial Services to be held Saturday, June 19 at 1 p.m. at 5651 North Sutton Point (W. Lake Rd.), Conesus Lake. Memorials may be made to the National WWII Memorial, 2300 Clarend Blvd., Suite 501, Arlington, VA 22201 or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by the John W. Martin Funeral Home, Mt. Morris. Condolences may be emailed to JohnWMartinFH@aol.com.
Judy Ann Davis
Judy Ann Davis, 61, of DaCola Shores, Conesus, died June 4, 2004 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. She was born the daughter of Charles and Doris Wolfanger Losey on Dec. 20, 1942 in Wayland. She was predeceased by her father Charles Losey. She is survived by her loving husband Arthur; her children, Lori Davis of Conesus and Jeffrey Davis of Livonia; granddaughters, Aubrey Davis and Megan McClurg; her mother Doris Losey of Sparta; brother Dutch (Marge) Losey of Dansville; and sister Linda (Roger) McDonald of Sparta; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Monday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia where Funeral Services were held Tuesday with the Rev. Calvin Sheasley officiating. Burial, Union Cemetery, Scottsburg, N.Y. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.
Leo R. Downey Sr.
World War II veteran
Leo R. Downey Sr., 90, of 55 Chapel St., died June 1, 2004 at his home in Mt. Morris. He was born the son of Timothy and Martha (Kemp) Downey on Dec. 9, 1913 in Mt. Morris. He was a veteran of the Army during World War II where he was a Technical Sergeant in the Pacific Theatre. He married Angeline Sciarrino on June 29, 1949. A life resident of Mt. Morris, he was employed as a Safety Officer for over 20 years at Craig Developmental Center in Sonyea where he retired in 1978. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church, Mt. Morris VFW Boyd-Parker Post #547, Mt. Morris American Legion Post #354, Disabled Veterans of America, over 67 years in the Living Stream Company of the Mt. Morris Fire Department where he served as Treasurer, Livingston County Volunteer Association, Western NY Fireman Association as well as Firemen's Association for the State of NY. He served on the ABC Board of Livingston County, the Chairman of the Groveland Correctional Facility Advisory Board for 12 years, Conservation Civilian Corps, Mt. Morris Rotary Club, Livingston County Democratic Committee. He was former member of both the Town and Village Boards where he was Vice mayor for the Village. He coached the Mt. Morris American Legion Team, he was a Scout Master for the Boy Scout Troop 82. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Angeline; three children, Leo (Karen) Downey Jr. of Livonia, Mary (Tim) Cisco and David Downey, both of Mt. Morris; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren; one brother James (Ida Lee) Downey of Aruba; nieces and nephews. Friends called Thursday and Friday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris where prayers were said Saturday followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Burial with Military Honors at St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick's Church or the Mt. Morris VFW Post # 457. A VFW service was held Friday. Condolences may be emailed to JohnWMartinFH@aol.com.
William O. Downie Jr.
William Bill O. Downie Jr., 65, of 8252 Harpers Ferry Rd., Springwater, passed away June 1, 2004 at his home. He was born Feb. 18, 1939 in Mars Hill, Maine, the son of William and Della (Corey) Downie Sr. Bill and Janet Longuil entered into marriage on May 3, 1964 in Elkton, Maryland. Together they enjoyed and celebrated over 39 years of marriage. Bill served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard from June 25, 1957 until he was honorably discharged on June 24, 1963. Bill and Janet moved to New York City for a number of years prior to moving to Springwater in the mid 1970s. Together they raised two children, William III and Corey. Bill's entire employment career was spent in the banking industry. He retired as Vice President of Citibank in Rochester after 38 years of employment. Bill also spent time as their Vice President of the Student Loan Department. He was a member of the NRA and the New York State Arms Collector Guild. Those that knew Bill, remember his vast collection associated with that hobby. He was also interested in electric trains, toy cars, and other toys. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and as many will recall, his immense fireworks displays. However one of Bill's greatest joys was his grandchildren, Spencer and Parker. He portrayed Santa Claus at work during the Christmas holiday. He was predeceased by both of his parents. He is survived by his wife Janet Downie of Springwater; his son William (Carol) Downie III of Jackson, N.H.; his daughter Corey (Doug) Naab of North Chili; his two grandchildren, Spencer and Parker Naab of North Chili; a very close brother-in-law Richard ( Lita) Longuil of Brasher Falls, N.Y.; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends called Thursday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St., Wayland where Funeral Services were conducted Friday with Pastor David Hotchkiss officiating. Contributions in William O. Downie Jr.'s memory may be made to S.A.V.E.S (Springwater Ambulance), P.O. Box 134, Springwater NY 14560 or to the A.E. Howell Wildlife Refuge, HC#61, Box 6, Lycette Rd., North Amity, ME 04471.
Ingeburg B. Jacob
Ingeburg B. Jacob, 74, of Main St. in Dansville, died June 2, 2004 at Noyes Hospital in Dansville. She was born the daughter of Max and Anni Pabst Braun on Dec. 3, 1929 in Germany. She is survived by her children, Stephan Jacob of Rochester, Gabriele Jacob of Henrietta, Phyllis Myers of Piffard, Patricia Smith of North Carolina, Raymond Jacob of North Carolina; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; sister Gabriele Hochwart of Germany. At the families request, there will be no calling and services will be private. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Lymphoma-Cancer Society or to the Catholic Charities, Dansville. Arrangements: Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Livonia.
Dolores Batz Kent
Dolores Batz Kent, 78, died May 5, 2004. She was a member and held offices in the Richmond Fire Department Lakes Auxiliary, Northern Central, Western and NY State Fireman Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband Robert C. Kent; son Charles (Susan) Kent; daughter Mary Onderdonk; grandchildren, Stacy Onderdonk, Charles Onderdonk, Daniel Kent, Jacob Kent; step grandchildren, Lisa (Joseph) Soliday and Katheryn Onderdonk; several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, June 12, 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Honeoye, followed by a celebration of life reception at Ace's Restaurant, Main St. in Honeoye. Memorials may be made to the Richmond Fire Department, the SANDS Cancer Center, Canandaigua or to the Ontario-Yates County Hospice. Arrangements: Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Honeoye.
Alan W. Wheeler
Alan W. Wheeler, 84, of Main St., Hemlock, died June 4, 2004 at the Arbor Hill Care Center in Rochester. He was born the son of Frederick and Vera Wheeler on Feb. 8, 1920 in Rochester. He was predeceased by his wife Marion. He is survived by his daughter Carol (George) Bullis of Honeoye; son Bernard Wheeler of Springwater; grandchildren, Georgia (Bryon) Turner of Victor, Michael Bullis of Hemlock; two great great grandchildren, Dale and Zach Turner; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Tuesday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia where Funeral Services were held Wednesday morning. Burial, Richmond Center Cemetery, Honeoye. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Livonia Ambulance Fund, Box 8, Livonia NY 14487.
Earl W. Worden
Earl W. Worden, 92, retired owner and operator of Earl W. Worden Inc., a heavy equipment company located in York, died June 6, 2004 at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo. Mr. Worden resided on Federal Road in the town of York before his entry into the nursing home in 2003. He is survived by his son George (Millie) Worden Sr. of Pavilion; daughter Grace (Andy) Short of Fayetteville, N.Y.; grandchildren, Marlene (Henry) Britton, Dawn (Tom) Ange, Donna (Todd) Black, Cathy (Peter) Occhioni, George (Michelle) Worden Jr., Carol (Candice) Short and Greg (Jill) Short; three step grandchildren; several great grandchildren; sister Thelma (Jesse) Nicholson of Mississippi; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by wife Elvira Worden. He was born May 5,1912 on Conewango, N.Y. the son of George and Mabel (Brooker) Worden. He was a member of the York Fire Department Visitation will be held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 11 at 10 a.m. at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home with Pastoral Assistant Lucille Kane of the Geneseo United Methodist Church officiating. Burial, Pleasant Valley Cemetery in York. Memorials may be made to the York Fire Department Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 95, York NY 14592.