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Obituaries published the week of June 12, 2003
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Josephine M. Aprile
Retired owner of Rivera Theatre
Josephine M. Aprile, 95, retired owner of the Riviera Theatre in Geneseo, died June 2, 2003 at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo. Mrs. Aprile lived at 4 Center St. in Geneseo prior to her entry into the nursing home. She is survived by her daughter Diane (Richard) Campfield of Geneseo; three sons, Charles Aprile of Rush, Ronald Aprile of Geneseo, Robert Benny Aprile of Geneseo; six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles W. Aprile; sons, Joseph and Richard Aprile; her grandson Joey Aprile; and her granddaughter Culleen Aprile. She was born April 21, 1908 in Mt. Morris the daughter of Charles and Josephine Cipriano. She was a longtime member of St. Mary's Church in Geneseo. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home in Geneseo on Thursday. Her Funeral Mass was held June 6 at St. Mary's Church in Geneseo with Father Daniel McMullin officiating. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the Geneseo Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 428, Geneseo NY 14454.
James M. Collins
James M. Collins, 58, retired employee at C. P. Ward in Scottsville, where he worked for over 20 years, died June 2, 2003 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. Mr. Collins resided on Barber Hill Road in the town of Groveland. He is survived by his mother, Lila Collins of Springwater; two daughters, Millicent (Michael) Aten of Groveland, Mary Collins of Chili; grandchildren, Kallista Kenney of Chili, Michael Aten II of Groveland; sister Florence (Charles) Perkins of Springwater; brother John (Darlene) Collins of Groveland; nephew John Collins II of Groveland; additional nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father John C. Collins. He was born Aug. 21, 1944 in Avon the son of John and Lila (Boyer) Collins. Jim was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Avon. Visitation was held Friday at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo where Funeral Services were held June 7. Interment, Lakeview Cemetery in Groveland.
Donald A. Damon
Donald A. Damon, 79, a retired engineer for New York State Department of Transportation in Rochester, died June 9, 2003 at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo. Mr. Damon resided on West Lake Road in Geneseo prior to his entry into the nursing home. He is survived by two sons, Daniel (Nancy) Damon of Round Rock, Texas, Jeffrey Damon of Fair Oaks, Calif.; four grandchildren, Deanna and Alyssa Damon of Round Rock Texas, Alexandra and Joseph Damon of Fair Oaks, Calif.; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Sally A. Damon in 1999. He was born NOV. 8, 1923 in Sonyea, N.Y. the son of LeGrande and Rose (Eckl) Damon. He served in the U.S. Nancy during World War II. He earned his Bachelor's of Science Engineering Degree from the University of Michigan. Don was a member of the Warsaw Kiwanis Club. Visitation will be held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held June 13 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Geneseo with Father Daniel McMullin officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Church, 4 Avon Rd., Geneseo NY 14454.
Craig Developmental Center retiree
Sabatina Elardo, 90, of 23 Hopkins St., Mt. Morris, died June 7, 2003 at the Livingston County Campus Skilled Nursing Facility in Mt. Morris. She was born the daughter of John and Rosalia (Bonfede) Noto on Aug. 25, 1912 in Dansville. Prior to her retirement in 1975 she worked as an attendant at Craig Developmental Center in Sonyea for 13 years. She had also worked at the Perry Knitting Mill in Mt. Morris as an inspector for over 20 years. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Mt. Morris. She is survived by her husband John; stepson John F. (Carol) Elardo of DePew; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; several nieces,nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by stepdaughter Anna Marie Morris in 1998. Friends called Monday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris where prayers were said Tuesday followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to one's favorite charity. Condolences maybe emailed to JohnWMartinFH@aol.com.
Clara L. Inzinna
Clara L. Inzinna, 77, of Avon, died on June 4, 2003 at the Highlands Living Center in Pittsford. Mrs. Inzinna was born on Feb. 20, 1926 in Caledonia the daughter of Frank Cappotelli and Josephine (Rapone) Cappotelli. She was a retired press operator for Southco in Honeoye Falls. She is survived by her children, David Inzinna of Dansville, Ronald Inzinna of Livonia, Rebecca Buckholtz of California, Timothy Inzinna of Rochester, Judith Hobbs of Avon; 18 grandchildren; sister Anna Coleman; brother Carmine (Mary) Cappotelli, Frank (Josephine) Cappotelli; sister-in-law Helen Cappotelli; brother-in-law Dale Ayers, all of Caledonia; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Avon. Funeral Mass was held at St. Agnes Church with Rev. Matt Kawiak officiating. Interment, St. Columba Cemetery in Caledonia.
Clarence R. May Dinny
Rochester Telephone retiree
Clarence R. May, 74, of Avon, died June 2, 2003 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. He was born on Nov. 29, 1928 in Dansville the son of Clarence May and Nellie (Root) May. He was retired from Rochester Telephone where he worked as a telephone switchman. He enjoyed woodworking. He was a World War II Army veteran. He is survived by his beloved wife Greta (Gibson) May of Avon; beloved father of Nancy May of Honeoye Falls, Tim (Annette) May, MD of Baraboo, Wis., Colleen May of Yountville, Calif.; four granddaughters, Cassidy, Chelsea VanVoorhis, Morgan, Erica May; two nieces, Sherron Turner and Susan Colegrove. Calling hours were held at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Avon. Memorial Services were held at the United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Beman officiating. Private interment, Greenmont Cemetery in Dansville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church, 130 Genesee St., Avon NY 14414 or the Avon Rotary-Lions Volunteer Ambulance, 60 Temple St., Avon NY 14414 or a charity of your choice in his memory.
Santo S. Patanella
World War II veteran
Santo S. Patanella, 84, retired owner of Santo's Vending Company in Wadsworth, died June 1, 2003 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Mr. Patanella resided on Jacqueline Way in Geneseo. He is survived by three daughters, Kathleen Walega of Cape Coral, Fla., Cynthia (Lloyd) Kennison of New Bern, N.C., Patricia Radesi of Ormond Beach, Fla.; son Richard (Linda) McConnell of Indiana; 12 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; three brothers, Frank of Mt. Morris, Charles (Isabelle) of Wadsworth, Thomas (Helga) of Florida; four sisters, Angie (Sam) Rumfola of Avon, Rosemary (Joseph) Bandurich of Batavia, Theresa (Gerald) Palmer of Scottsville and Grace (Donald) Delaney of Piffard; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife June Witheral Patenella. He was born March 13, 1919 in Mt. Morris, the son of Charles and Mary (Laverd) Patanella. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II enlisting on Nov. 23, 1942 in Rochester and was discharged on Feb. 18, 1946 at Ft. Dix, N.J. He was well known throughout the area as a musician with the band Stardusters. Visitation was held at Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Wednesday where Funeral Services were held June 5 with Father Daniel McMullin of St. Mary's Church in Geneseo officiating. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo.
Lewis R. Price
U.S. Army veteran
Lewis R. Price, 73, retired from Vitale Construction Company in Geneseo, died June 8, 2003, at Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw, N.Y. Mr. Price resided in Cuylerville. He is survived by his wife Sarah Lowery Price; daughter Betty (Scott) Ball of Florida; sons, Sam (Jackie) Price of Avon, Danny (Sue) Price of Avon, Lewis (Barb) Price of Piffard, Milton (Missy) Price of Lakeville, Donnie (Barb) Price of Leicester, Andy (April) Price of Lakeville; daughter-in-law Diana Price of Cuylerville; nine grandchildren; many great grandchildren; sister Thelma Schaffer of Atlanta; brothers, Milton Price of Geneseo, Arthur Price of Florida; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son Arthur Price He was born April 9, 1930 in Cohocton, the son of James and Frances (Putman) Price. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Funeral Services will be private. Interment, Leicester Cemetery. Reference: Rector-Hicks Funeral Home Inc., 111 Main St., Geneseo.
Marie H. Scalia
Parish secretary for 40 yrs
Marie H. Scalia, 92, of 31 Grove St., Mt. Morris, died June 6, 2003 at the Livingston County Campus Skilled Nursing Facility in Mt. Morris. She was born the daughter of Pasquale and Madeline (Posillico) Grasso on April 30, 1911 in Schenectady, N.Y. Prior to her retirement in 1975 she was employed as the Parish Secretary for St. Patrick's Church for 40 years having started at the Assumption Church in Mt Morris. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church and St. Anne's Rosary Society. She is survived by her two children, Donald P. Scalia of Mt. Morris and Donna S. (Steven) Brown of Spencerport; two granddaughters, Elizabeth and Kathryn Brown, both of Spencerport; one sister-in-law Rose Grasso of Schenectady; one brother-in-law Jerry Vinceguerra of Florida; several nieces; seven nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Samuel J. in 1966, two brothers, James and Rev. Dominic Grasso and four sisters, Frances Vinceguerra, Mary Zaino, Victoria Quirini and Antoinette Cicero. Friends called Sunday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408) in Mt. Morris where prayers were said Monday at followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Burial, St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick's Church, Home & Heart Fund, 46 Stanley St., Mt. Morris NY 14510. Condolences may be emailed to JohnWMartinFH@aol.com.
G. Earl Stone Curly
Kodak Company retiree
G. Earl Stone Curly, 90, of Caledonia, died June 7, 2003 at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. He was born June 28, 1912 in Caledonia to Alex C. and Ruth (Guthrie) Stone. Earl was an alumnus of Colgate University and a retired department head for Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester. He was a member of the Eastman Kodak Pioneer Club. Earl enjoyed golf and was a member of the Caledonia Country Club. He is survived by his wife, Christine (Hotchkiss) Stone of Caledonia; sons and daughter-in-law, David and Pauline Stone of Caledonia and Dale Stone of Roanoke, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Priscilla (Poppy) and Bryne Warrick of St. Petersburg, FL; six grandchildren, Stacie (Tim) Davis, Jennifer (C.J.) Proper, Susan (John) Eadie, Bruce Brown, Craig (Amanda) Brown, Amy (Elliott) Klaber; six great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service Friday, 11:00 A.M. at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St., Caledonia. A private interment will be held. Memorials may be made to Focus on the Children, P.O. Box 31, Caledonia, NY 14423.
Jeffery L. VanCaeseele
Jeffery L. VanCaeseele, 50, formerly of County Route 36, Cohocton, passed away after a long illness June 1, 2003 at the Fred and Harriet Taylor Health Center in Bath. He was born March 17, 1953 in Rochester, the son of Edward and Dorothy (Wawro) VanCaeseele. Jeffery resided the first few years of his life in Macedon, N.Y. He moved to the Cohocton area in 1970. He graduated from Cohocton Central School and than attended the Community College of the Finger Lake. He was self-employed with the VanCaeseele Insurance Agency in Cohocton, Naples and Prattsburg. He was predeceased by his father, Edward Van Caeseele. He is survived by his two daughters, Rachael VanCaeseele or Rochester and Megan VanCaeseele of Cohocton; his mother Dorothy VanCaeseele of Cohocton; his sister, Sharon Hahn (Norman Strawser) of Macedon; his brother Paul (Roxanne) Van Caeseele of Arkport; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Service w ill be conducted at the convenience of the family at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland. Rev. Danny Gardner will officiate Jeffery's service. Interment will follow at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Cohocton. Contributions in Jeffery L. VanCaeseele's memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
Frances C. Wilcox
Strong Hospital retiree
Frances C. Wilcox, 72, of Avon, died June 3, 2003 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. She was born on Jan. 25, 1931 in Rochester, the daughter of Joseph Ciccero and Adrianna (Muscarella) Ciccero. She was retired from Strong Memorial Hospital where she was an assistant to the chairman of surgery. After retirement she was employed at Safety Clean in East Avon. She was predeceased by her sisters and brothers, Carmela Conti, Rose Catalano, Josephine White, Nancy Cavallero, Sarah Buscavage, Joseph, Leonard, Samuel and Casper Ciccero. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Clarence R. Wilcox of Avon; daughter Amy (Mark) Peri of Avon; son Ronald (Rebecca) Wilcox of Pittsford; four grandchildren, Jason, Casey Wilcox, Kristopher, Nicholas Guarasci; nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Avon. Her Funeral Mass was held at St. Agnes Church. with Rev. Thomas Statt officiating. Interment, St. Agnes Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Agnes Church, 108 Prospect St., Avon NY 14414 in her memory.
Reed Michael Wolfanger
Veteran of the Vietnam War
Reed Michael Wolfanger of Hunt, New York died suddenly on May 28, 2003 at the age of 51. He is the son of the late George and Eleanor Wolfanger. He is survived by his wife Rosile; three sons, Lance and Shane, both of Mt. Morris and Reed of Hunt; seven brothers, Sheldon (Joann) of Springwater, Gary of Mt. Morris, Dale (Coreen) of Chili, Dennis (Donna) of Dansville, Jay of Piffard, Tim (Amy) of Leicester and Chris of Rochester; five sisters, Duayne (John) Piniewski of Geneseo, Melinda Jones of South Carolina, Tina (Ed) Hamshers of Springwater, Kim Johnson of Piffard, and Sue (John) Reid of Caledonia; several grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Brian. A private memorial service was held at the convenience of the family.