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Obituaries published the week of June 19, 2003
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In Memoriam

Beulah D. Davis

Livonia resident

Beulah D. Davis, 89, of Big Tree St. in Livonia, died June 10, 2003 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. She was born the daughter of Willard and Hattie Rodes Durkee on July 5, 1913 in Conesus. She was predeceased by her husband Ralph in 1980. She is survived by her children, Michael (Cynthia) Davis, Julie (Robert) Goldstein, Leslie Januzzi; grandchildren, Adam, Bennett, Caitlin, Luke, Jennifer, David, Leah, Joshua, Christopher; great grandchildren, Lily and Christopher. No prior calling. Services will be private. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Livonia Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 79, Livonia NY 14487 or the Livingston County Hospice Fund, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510. Arrangements by Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 21 Big Tree St. in Livonia.

Barbara A. Downey

Mt. Morris resident

Barbara A. Downey, 68, of 2448 Tallman Road, Mt. Morris, died June 13, 2003 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. She was born on July 24, 1934 in Buffalo, the daughter of Benjamin and Dorothy (Stevens) Quiggle. Prior to her retirement in 1993 she was employed as a Therapist's Aid for Fingerlakes DDSO for over 24 years having also worked at the TB Hospital in Mt. Morris and Craig Developmental Center in Sonyea. She is survived by three children, Starr Diliberto of Mt. Morris, Cathy (Max) Alston of Texas and Gary Downey of Virginia; seven grandchildren; one sister, Mary Braven of Buffalo; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three children, Arnie and Robert Downey and Debbie Muzzy. Friends called Monday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris where funeral services were held Monday with Pastor John Zatkiewicz officiating. Interment, Mt. Morris Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be emailed to the family at

Jennie E. Henry

Jennie E. Henry, 79, died June 10, 2003 at the House of John in Clifton Springs, N.Y. She was born the daughter of Theodore and Clarabell Collar on Sept. 20, 1923 in Conesus. She is survived by her husband James; daughters, Sharon (Edward) Peck of Honeoye Falls, Gail Henry of Rochester, Patricia (Bob) Henson of West Virginia; sister, Olga Neidermaier of South Livonia; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Friends called Sunday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Route 15, Livonia. Graveside service was held Monday at Union Cemetery in Scottsburg with the Rev. George Davis officiating. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the House of John, 14 Spring St., Clifton Springs NY 14432.

Iris U. LaBell

Wayland resident

Iris U. LaBell, 78, of 10664 #3, Route 21 South, passed away, June 12, 2003, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Iris was born March 31, 1925 in Idaho, the daughter of Jesse and Cecile (Adams) McFadden. She resided the first 10 years of her life in Idaho, and then moved to California where Iris and Edward F. LaBell Sr. met. Together they entered into a loving marriage in 1946. Iris and Edward moved to the Springwater area subsequent to their marriage and then to Wayland where she resided the majority of her life. Iris enjoyed farming, hiking, nature and music. However most of all she enjoyed raising her family. She also was known to assist a neighborhood child or two from time to time. She always had room for “one more.” She was involved in a local “garden club,” however it was often said there was no gardening done, just a lot of eating at the local restaurants. She was employed by the Gunlocke Company and affectionately referred to herself as a “chippy.” She was predeceased by her husband, Edward F. LaBell Sr.; a son, Edward F. LaBell Jr.; a granddaughter, Ruby; a grandson Aaron; two sisters; and a brother. She is survived by 10 children, Garland (Laura) Baber of Idaho, Jean (Everett) Laursen of Geneva, Linwood (Olga) LaBell of Texas, Cecile (James) Evans of South Carolina, Sandi LaBell of Wisconsin, Donna (Robert) Hough of Conesus, Jackie LaBell of Wayland, Barb (Adelbert) Perry of Wayland, Michael (Nancy) LaBell of Missouri, Emma Espinoza of England; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister-in-law Henrietta “Tiny” McFadden; several other sisters and brothers-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends called Friday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St., Wayland. Iris's Funeral Service was conducted Saturday at the Springwater Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Dennis Swart officiating. Contribution in Iris U. LaBell's memory may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 810 Seventh Ave., New York NY 10019 or to Parkinson's Research at the Department of Neurology, University of Rochester, 601 Elmwood Ave., Box 673, Rochester NY 14642.

Pasquale D. Muscarella

World War II veteran

Pasquale D. “Patsy” Muscarella, 84, of 34 Park Road East, Castile, formerly of Case St., Mt. Morris died June 14, 2003 at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia. He was born the son of Gundolpho and Josephine (LaBarbara) Muscarella on Aug. 25, 1918 in Tuscarora, N.Y. Prior to his retirement in 1980 he was employed as a construction worker for the Laborers Union in Rochester for over 30 years. He had also worked for the Civil Conservation Corp. He was a veteran of the Army in World War II. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Mt. Morris, the American Legion, Veteran of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans Posts, all of Mt. Morris. He is survived by his two sons, Anthony Joseph (Kathleen) Muscarella of Castile, Patrick (Diane) Muscarella of Penfield; one daughter, JoAnne (Fred) Holdridge of Forestville; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; one brother, Joseph (Rose) Muscarella of Mt. Morris. two sisters, Laura Mangoine of Niagara Falls and Connie (Peter) Leone of Avon; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Anna on March 27, 1995. Friends called Monday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris where prayers were said Wednesday followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Association or the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be emailed to the family at

Frederick L. “Fred” Osmun

DDSO Plant Engineer

Frederick L. “Fred” Osmun, age 37 of 7911 River Road, Mount Morris died suddenly Monday June 16, 2003. He was born on March12, 1966. He was employed as a Plant Engineer for Fingerlakes DDSO in Rochester, NY. He was a member of the Elim Gospel Church in Mount Morris. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsmen. He married Barbara Fry in June 11, 1987. He is survived by his wife Barbara, 3 Children Keith and Bonita Osmun both of Mt. Morris and Michael Cummings of NC. His parents Frederick & Lola Osmun of Fl. 1 Sister Lynn Pscholka of CA. Nieces, nephews and many dear and loving friends. No prior calling. Memorial services will be held Saturday at 11 am at the Elim Gospel Church, Main St., Mt. Morris. The Pastor Eric Scott officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Osmun Children's College Fund, C/O Elim Gospel Church, PO Box 283, Mt. Morris, NY 14510. Arrangements by the JOHN W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Morris. Condolences may be emailed to the family at

Ruth A. Wheat

Wayland resident

Ruth A. Wheat, 91, of 217 S. Lackawanna St. in Wayland, passed away June 13, 2003 at the McAuley Manor Health Care Facility in Hornell. She was born Dec. 26, 1911 in West Sparta, the daughter of Albert and Laura (Dillenbacker) Wolfanger. She resided for many years in the Dansville area. Ruth met Fred Wheat and they were married in Avoca on Aug. 17, 1936. They moved to the Wayland area in the late sixties where they have enjoyed living together for over 60 years. Ruth was employed for a short time at a local grocery store and she especially enjoyed working at Meyer's Florist Shop. She loved to work with flowers. Ruth enjoyed baking cookies and cakes, however it was also the feast prepared before the dessert that her family often enjoyed. She loved the outdoors and as a young couple, Ruth and Fred often went hunting and fishing together. As the years went on, Ruth would take her daughter Anne and later her grandchildren on these fishing and hunting trips. She loved to hunt deer, and although she never shot the big buck, her passion for the sport never diminished. Of most importance to Ruth was her family. She was very devoted to her husband, her daughter, her grandchildren, and her great grandchildren. There was no task she couldn't handle for any one of them. Ruth was predeceased by her parents, her only child, Anne Wheat and her two brothers, Harold and Robert Wolfanger. She is survived by her loving husband, Fred Wheat of Wayland; her grandchildren, Fred (Ann) Shutt of Wayland, Judy Kinney of Wayland and Julie (Ken) Larson of Wayland; her six great grandchildren, Jennifer and Justin Shutt, Jared, Kayla and Jenna Kinney and Kaitlin Larson; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends called Monday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland where Funeral Services were conducted Monday afternoon with the Rev. Dave Hotchkiss officiating. Interment, Greenmount Cemetery in Dansville.