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Obituaries published the week of June 24, 2004
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In Memoriam

Beulah A. Duger

Southco retiree

Beulah A. Duger, 88 of route 5 & 20, West Bloomfield, N.Y., died June 17, 2004 at her home. She was born the daughter of Albert and Sarah Ward Belcher on July 31, 1915 in Richmond, N.Y. She retired from Southco in Honeoye Falls in 1976 after 25 years of service. She was a member of the West Bloomfield UCC. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Leslie "Les"; her daughter Shirley (Raymond) Miller of Honeoye; grandaughter patti (Paul) Shaver of Honeoye; great grandchildren, Sarah Zea, Russell Zea and Emily Morse; sister Betty Wesley of Hemlock; brother Marion "Pete" (Shirley) Belcher of Honeoye; brother-in-law Leo Caskey of West Bloomfield; sister-in-law, Mabel Belcher of West Bloomfield, Grace Brown of Florida and Violet Belcher; 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. Corey Keyes officiating. Burial, West Bloomfield Cemetery. At the families request, flowers are gratefully declined. Contributions may be made to the Ontario-Yates County Hospice, 756 Pre-emption Road, Geneva N.Y. 14456 or the West Bloomfield UCC, P.O. Box 5, West Bloomfield, N.Y. 14585.

Troy V. Griffin

World War II Navy Veteran

Troy V. Griffin, 87, of Caledonia/Scottsville died May 24, 2004 at the GRHCA Hospice, Rochester. He was born Feb. 1, 1917 in Tennyson, Tenn. to Andrew and Nannie Griffin. Troy retired from the Genesee Brewery in Rochester as a plumber. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Troy and Donna Griffin of Oklahoma; daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy McKay of Caledonia, Julie and David Otto of Tennessee, Marina (Michael) Jagodzinski of Chili; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and special friend, Michael McKay. His wife, Ruth predeceases Troy. Friends called May 27, at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St., Caledonia. His Funeral Service was held May 28 at the Union Presbyterian Church, Scottsville. Interment took place at Mumford Rural Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Teresa House, 21 Highland Rd., Geneseo N.Y. 14454.

Richard L. Yorks


Richard L. Yorks, 73 of Decker Road, Livonnia, died June 20, 2004 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester after a brief illness. He was born the son of elmer and Elizabeth Aten Yorks on Nov. 25, 1930, in Honeoye Falls. He was a life long farmer in Livonia, where he owned and operated his own farm. He served on the Town of Livonia Planning board, was a member of many professional agricultural organizations including the Cooperative Extension, the Farm Bureau, the Farm Service Agency and the Livingston County Artificial Breeders Association. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Betty; his children, Timothy (Laura) Yorks of Livonia, Laurie (Chuck) Wester of Conesus, Julie (Tim) Loomis of Livonia; nine grandchildren, Jon, Kristen, Carie, Leslie, Travis, Jennifer, Amy, Richard and Ronald; one great grandchild Reed; brother Roy Yorks and his friend Izzy of Mt. Morris, Ralph (Marilyn) Yorks of Lima; sister Phyllis (Allan) Little of Canastota; one aunt; several nices and nephews and many dear friends. Friends may call Wednesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at the Kevin Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia, where servies will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John H. Hayes officiating. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to St. Matthew Church Building Fund, P.O. Box, 77, Livonia, N.Y. 14487.