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Obituaries published the week of June 13, 2002
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In Memoriam

Gerard Garry Coyne

Gerard Garry Coyne, 79, of Tyler, Texas, formerly of Avon, died May 27, 2002 in Tyler Hospital. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II and retired as manager and engineer for General Electric and Trane after 35 years of service. He was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, A.S.H - R.A.E., and Smith County Woodworkers Association. He is survived by his wife Helen; sons, Brian of Irvine, Calif. and Patrick Coyne, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and daughter Lorraine, Grensham; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives. If desired, memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Burton W. Earley

Burton W. Earley, 77, of Bradenton, Fla. and Brockport, N.Y., died June 3, 2002 in Blake Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 5060 Avon-Lima Road in East Avon, Saturday, June 15 at 2 p.m. The family will welcome friends at a reception following the service in the fellowship hall. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society, 1307 Dale Mabry Highway No., Suite 101, Tampa FL 33607 in memory of Holly Janice Earley Keim. Burton was born in Walker, N.Y. He served in the army in World War II. He owned Earley's Paint and Collision Shop in Clarkson, N.Y. until he moved to Bradenton, Fla. in 1970 where he was a distributor for Texaco Oil Company. He was a volunteer fireman for Sibley Hose in Brockport. He was also a very active member of the Brockport Lions Club. He was a member of the American Legion Kirby Stewart Post No. 24 of Bradenton, Fla. Survivors include his present wife, Shirley; a daughter Hope (David) Wallace; three grandsons, Adam, Daniel and Jonathan; two sisters, Dorothy Onley of Rochester and Sayre L. Henry of Hamlin, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Trudy and daughter Holly Janice Earley Keim.

William J. Hamilton

William J. Hamilton, 91, of Caledonia, died June 10, 2002 at his home. He was born April 15, 1911 in Caledonia to Thomas and Mary (Ross) Hamilton. William worked for the Cal-Mum Central School as a custodian for 26 years. He was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Caledonia for 58 years, and served on the vestry for several years. William enjoyed sporting events, traveling and his family. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Caledonia; two sons, Thomas (Mary Catherine), John Hamilton of Plantation, Fla.; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren. Friends may call Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St., Caledonia. His Funeral Service will be held Thursday, 11:00 A.M. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 175 North St. in Caledonia. Interment, Mumford Rural Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

Charles H. Minnehan

Charles H. Minnehan “Charlie” of Main St., Livonia, died June 7, 2002, at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home in Livonia at the age of 79. He was born the son of Edward and Gertrude Gibbons Minnehan on Sept.14, 1922 in South Livonia. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Livonia. He was founder of Minnehan's Restaurant in Lakeville in 1979. Charlie was a lifetime member of the Livonia Fire Department. He was predeceased by his wife Betty in December 1998. He is survived by his children, Timothy Minnehan of Livonia, Mark (Patricia) Minnehan of Livonia, Kelley Minnehan of Michigan, Elizabeth (Jeff) Smith of Hemlock; grandchildren, Christa, Jackie, Kelly, Allison, Katie, Meghan, Michael, Lindsay and Justin; brothers, Gerard (Maryann) of Rochester, John of Michigan; sister Kathryn Story of Michigan; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Monday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia. His Funeral Mass was held Tuesday at St. Joseph's Church in Livonia with the Rev. John H. Hayes officiating. Burial, St. Michael's Cemetery in Livonia. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Livonia Fire Department, Box 179, Livonia NY 14487.

Mildred H. Schillinger

Mildred H. Schilllinger, 70, a retired employee of the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo, died June 5, 2002 at the Teresa House in Geneseo. Mrs. Schillinger lived in Conesus and was previously from Geneseo. She is survived by two sons, Ronald (Marlena) Schillinger of Conesus, David (Wanda) Schillinger of Conesus; grandchildren, Jeffery, Matt and Sara Schillinger; brother Robert (Madilene) Peri of Geneseo; sister Pearl McKelvey of Geneseo; and many nieces and nephews. She was born Aug. 25, 1931, in Lima, the daughter of Nicholas and Augusta (Meyers) Peri. She was a graduate of Geneseo High School. She retired from the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo in 1976. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Friday. Memorials may be made to Teresa House, 21 Highland Rd., Geneseo NY 14454 or Livingston County Hospice, Livingston County Campus Bldg. #2, Mt. Morris NY 14510. Funeral Mass was held June 8 at St. Mary's Church in Geneseo with Father Daniel McMullin officiating. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo.

John W. Spicciati

John W. Spicciati, 79, of 8 Parker Lane, Mt. Morris, died June 11, 2002 at his home. He was born on June 28, 1922 in Mt. Morris, the son of Angelo and Wylie Spicciati. He was a World War II veteran of the Army. Prior to his retirement in 1975 he was employed as a Food Service Manager at Craig Developmental Center in Sonyea for 26 years. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church, CSEA and a former member of Keshequa Golf Club in Sonyea. He is survived by his four children, Frances (Richard) Driscoll of Columbia,S.C., Sharon Spicciati of Chicago, Ill., Anne Marie Rider of Warsaw and John (Kris) Spicciati of Mt. Morris; five grandchildren, Cara and Eric Driscoll of Columbia, S.C. and Liana, Julia and Alec Spicciati, all of Mt. Morris; one sister Virginia “Jinky” (David) Preston of Prescott, Ariz.; nieces, nephews and many dear and loving friends including Mary Rankin, Charlene and Tim Finnegan, all of Mt. Morris. He was predeceased by his wife Josephine in 1985. Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St (Rt. 408), Mt. Morris where prayers will be said Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at St. Patrick's Church at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Burial, St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Teresa House, 21 Highland Rd., Geneseo NY 14454 or Livingston County Hospice Fund, County Campus, Mt. Morris, NY 14510.