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Obituaries published the week of July 6, 2006
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Angela H. Chichester
Mt. Morris resident
Angela H. Angie Chichester, 81, of 16 Murray St. in Mt. Morris, died June 30, 2006 at Noyes Memorial in Dansville. She was born March 6, 1925 in Mt. Morris, the daughter of Charles and Rose (Biondolillo) D'Imperio. She was married to Donald Chichester whom she was predeceased by on May 4, 1995. Angie was a graduate of the former Geneseo Normal School where she received her teaching degree. Prior to her retirement in 1970, she was employed as a kindergarten teacher at St. Patrick's School in Mt. Morris for nearly 10 years. Angie was a lifelong resident of Mt. Morris and a communicant of St. Patrick's Church in Mt. Morris. Besides her parents and her husband Donald, she was predeceased by a brother Charles P D'Imperio. She is survived by her children, Donald C. (Beany) Chichester of Wayland, C. J. (Gene) Sutera of Rochester, Thomas (and late wife Carol) Chichester of Rochester; a sister Ruth (Gus) Ganakas of Michigan; sisters-in-law, Mary (Charles) D'Imperio of Canandaigua and Helen Mogovero; grandchildren, Kelly (Kevin) Hogan, Wendi Chichester, Matt Chichester, Dan Sutero and Julie Sutero; loving nieces, nephews; treasured cousins and friends. She lived her life with courage, great faith and dignity. Friends called Sunday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. in Mt. Morris where prayers were said Monday morning followed by her Funeral Mass in St. Patrick's Church, Mt. Morris. Burial, St. Patrick's Cemetery, Mt. Morris. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Coach Chi Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 83, Geneseo NY 14454 or Mt. Morris Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 268, Mt. Morris NY 14510. Condolences may be e-mailed to JohnWMartinFH@aol.com.
Norman C. Culbertson
World War II veteran
Ret. USAF Fighter Pilot Lt. Col. Norman C. Culbertson of Groveland died June 30, 2006 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was born May 9, 1920 in Dreyden, N.Y. to Percy and Ruth Culbertson, settling in Groveland. He graduated in 1938 from Geneseo High; 1949 from Veteran's Agricultural School. In 1939 Norm joined the Air Force during World War II, flew 37 combat missions and was awarded the Silver Star, South Pacific Battle Ribbons and Distinguished Flying Cross. He separated from service in 1946 and joined the 138th TAC Fighter Reserve Squadron known as The Boys from Syracuse during the Cold War. He later transferred to the 136th TRS Reserves in Niagara Falls. During the Viet Nam war he was awarded his second DFC, achieved 236 combat missions and 20 Air Medals and Viet Nam ribbons. In 1980 he retired from the military with 28 years of service. From 1946-1972 he was Area District Manager for AGRICO, now Continental Oil. In 1972 he was a partner in Antietam Tree and Turf CO. in Hagerstown, Md. In 1986 he opened Agreen Lawn and Tree in Clinton and Lakeville. He retired in 1993. Norm was a former resident of Buffalo, Clark Mills and Phelps. In 1987 Norm bought the family farm where he and his wife, the former Patricia R. Sexton, Clark Mills, reside. Norm was a member of: Genesee Valley Chapter #308 A.F. Association, Geriatric Pilots Association, Board member of the Lake View Cemetery Association, Geneseo VFW Post 5005, Dansville American Legion, Groveland Rod and Gun Club, Past President - Vice President of the former Groveland Kiwanis and for many years an active member of the Livingston County Country Golf Club. Although he was of the Methodist faith, he and his wife Patty attended St. Patrick's in Mt. Morris. Surviving are his beloved wife; four loving stepdaughters, spouses and seven step grandchildren; his son, Ret. AF Col. Charles N Culbertson (Kathy); five devoted grandchildren; two step grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many dear and caring friends and AF buddies. Norm was predeceased by his parents, sisters Alma and Helen, several family members and his first wife, Catherine Mire of Crowley, La. Friends called Sunday at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo where Funeral Services were held Monday. Interment, Lakeview Cemetery in Groveland. Memorials may be made to the Livingston County Hospice, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510-1619 or Livingston Country Club, P.O. Box 266, Geneseo NY 14454.
Joseph R. Gundy
Honeoye - Joseph R. Gundy died June 29, 2006 at age 64. He was predeceased by his loving wife Katherine; father Joseph and brother James. He is survived by his children, Joseph (Jennifer) Gundy II, Gina (Tim) Caufield, Jamie (Jesse) Cottrell; grandchildren, Noah, Kaytlin, Evan, Joey and Jesse; mother Mary Gundy; sister, Maryann (Pete) Catanese; brothers, Raymond (Roseann) and Ed (Marilyn) Gundy; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Gerald (Sylvia) Egert and John (Denise) Monko; mother-in-law Dorothy Riveiro; dear friend Colleen Barber; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. No prior calling. Friends attended a memorial service Sunday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15 in Livonia followed by a reception at the Honeoye-Hemlock American Legion, West Lake Road in Honeoye. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice in loving memory of Joe.
Jane E. O'Neill
Wayland/Erie, Pa. - Jane Engel O'Neill, 82, passed away June 1, 2006 in Erie, Pa. Jane was born March 4, 1924 in Wayland, the daughter of William and Addie Engel. Jane graduated from Wayland Central School and attended college at Stephens College in Missouri and Syracuse University. Jane's employment career included time spent teaching in Springville, Pa. and North Syracuse. She was a very social person, loved to play bridge and was an avid golfer as evidenced by her being a senior club champion. Jane was predeceased by her parents William and Addie Engel, along with a sister Joan Leibenguth. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Richard O'Neill of Erie; three sons, Michael O'Neill and his wife Sandy of Erie, Jim O'Neill and his wife Robin of Peninsula, Ohio, John O'Neill of Livonia; her daughter, Mary Jane O'Neill of Kamiah, Idaho; her grandchildren, Ellen, Megan, Erin, Paul, Peggy and Lucy; a great grandchild Leila; along with many nieces and nephews. Jane's family and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial Saturday at St. Joseph Church. Interment and committal prayers followed at St. Pius Cemetery in Cohocton. Memorial contributions in Jane E. O'Neill's memory may be made to the Blasco Library, 160 E. Front St., Erie, Pa. 16507. Jane's family has been assisted by the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland.
Warren J. Templeton
World War II veteran
Warren J. Templeton, 84, of 14 Grove St., Mt. Morris, died June 27, 2006 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. He was born the son of Bert and Louisa (Nice) Templeton on Dec. 14, 1921 in Buffalo, N.Y. He married Carolyn Sherwood on April 14, 1951. He was a veteran of the Army during World War II, then reenlisted 1948 to 1952. Prior to his retirement he was employed as a purchasing agent for Trojan Corporation in Batavia for 29 years. He was a member of the Seymour Chemical Company of the Mt. Morris Fire Department for 57 years and was fire chief from 1961 to 1963 and president in 1953. He was also a member of the Mt. Morris American Legion Post where he was Past Commander in 1949, member of the Mt. Morris Village Board from 1981 to 1989, member of the Mt. Morris Cemetery Association for 25 years, Mt. Morris School Board of Education for 15 years, member of the United Church of Mt. Morris where he served as president of the Board of Trustees for three years. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Carolyn; five children, Carol (Bill) Masi of Pennsylvania, Jim (Nancy) Templeton of York, Linda Muscarella of Geneseo, Robert (Cookie) Templeton of Mt. Morris, Patty Templeton of Colorado; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews including Susan Templeton of Fairport. Friends called Friday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris where Funeral Services were held Saturday. Interment, Mt. Morris Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Seymour Chemical Company of the Mt. Morris Fire Department or the Mt. Morris Ambulance Fund. Condolences may be emailed to JohnWMartinFH@aol.com.