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Obituaries published the week of July 13, 2006
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In Memoriam

Willard J. Cole Jr.

Navy veteran

Willard J. Cole Jr. “Skip,” 71, of Marrowback Road, Conesus, died July 8, 2006 at Rochester General Hospital. He was born the son of Willard J. Cole Sr. and Mary Rowley on April 7, 1935 in Rochester. He was a Korean Conflict veteran of the Navy and was President Emeritus of G.C.I.U. Local 503 in Rochester. Skip was considered the “Great Negotiator.” He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Virginia Pierson. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patricia; his children, Susan Mott Rowe (AJ), Steven Cole Sr. (Susan), William J. Cole III (Christine), David Cole (BJ), Dennis Cole; 12 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; “Brother” Wayne Begandy (Vivian); one aunt, one niece, one nephew; godchild Diane Baker; many cousins and good friends. No prior calling. Friends may attend a Memorial Service Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15 in Livonia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Livonia Ambulance Fund or the Conesus Fire Department. “The End of an Era.”

Henry J. Cox

Kodak retiree

Henry J. Cox, 91, of Caledonia, died July 6, 2006 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. He was born Sept. 28, 1914 in Husden, Netherlands to Anthony and Wilhelmina (Kohein) Cox. Mr. Cox worked as a machinist at Kodak Park for 29 years. He is a former member of the Elks Club, Sarasota, Fla. He is survived by his children, Henry C. (Rhonda) Cox, Jane (James) Wood, and William (Mary) Cox ; grandchildren, Tim Dawson, Stephanie (Patrick) Gomez, both of California, Jonathan (Phyllis) Ehrmentraut, Rebecca (George) Caswell, Jill and Michael; 8 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. His wife, Harriet, son James Cox and grandson, James Ehrmentraut predeceases Mr. Cox. Friends may call Thursday, July 13,2006 from 7-9 p.m. at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St. in Caledonia. His Funeral Mass will be held Friday, July 14 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Columba Church in Caledonia. Interment, St. Columba Cemetery. In lieu flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 191 Parish St., Canandaigua NY 14424 or St. Columba Church, 198 North St., Caledonia NY 14423. JoAnn P. Rector JoAnn P. Rector, 67, died June 21, 2006 at her residence in Phoenix, Arizona. She is survived by her husband Donald Rector and a brother James Swedback. She was born Feb. 13, 1939 in Littlefork, Minnesota the daughter of Vernon and Phyllis Miller Swedback. Family Services were held on June 24 in Phoenix. Graveside Services were held June 27 at Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo with Father Lawrence Mothersell officiating. Reference: Rector-Hicks Funeral Home Inc. in Geneseo.

Thomas E. Simms

World War II veteran

Thomas E. Simms, 89, a retired electrician for the City of Rochester Housing Authority, died July 9, 2006 at his residence on Rorbach Lane in Geneseo. He is survived by his wife June Thomas Simms; daughters, Pam Zimmerman of West Palm Beach, Fla., Penny Hamilton of Geneseo, Polly Simms of Geneseo, Patricia Simms-Tubiolo of Honeoye Falls; grandchildren, Brooke Lynn (Ira Park) Hamilton, Ashley Mae Hamilton, Corey Thomas Hamilton, Meah Elizabeth Tubiolo; great grandchildren, Eliza Jane Park and Emma Louise Park; sister-in-law Jean Simms; nephew Richard Rubin. He was preceded in death by his brother Francis Simms, his sisters, Gladys and Evelyn Simms and Dorothy Rubin. He was born Feb. 18, 1917 in Geneseo, the son of Thomas and Mae Waterall Simms. He was a graduate of Geneseo High School. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member and past commander of American Legion Post 271 in Geneseo. Visitation was held Tuesday at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home in Geneseo. Funeral Services were held July 12 at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Geneseo with Rev. Charles Tyo officiating. Burial, Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo with military honors. Memorials may be made to the Geneseo Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 428, Geneseo NY 14454 or Livingston County Hospice, Livingston County Campus Bldg. #2, Mt. Morris NY 14510.

Irene R. Tripp


Wayland - Irene R. Tripp, 78, of 509 Second Ave., passed away July 8, 2006 at Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. Irene was born March 20, 1928 in Ingolstadt, Germany, the daughter of Martin and Walley (Haag) Edmuller. Irene grew up in Germany and she met Charlton “Ike” Tripp while he was based there for the U.S. Air Force. On Oct. 17, 1951 they were married. Together they celebrated over 42 years of marriage prior to his passing away in 1994. Irene and Ike lived in different areas including Texas and Missouri, and upon his retirement they moved to Cohocton. Subsequent to living in Cohocton they moved to Wayland where she has resided for over 30 years. Irene's entire employment career has been as a seamstress. She worked for other seamstresses, but the majority of her time she was self-employed. If you needed something hemmed, mended or sewn Irene was the one to call. Throughout the years Irene enjoyed ice skating and when she was young she competed in Germany and was awarded a medal by the German government. In her later years she really enjoyed watching skating on TV along with watching the Animal Planet channel. She loved to play the slot machines in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and other casinos and she usually won more than she lost. Irene was also fortunate to travel back to Germany many times with her family and friends. Irene was predeceased by her parents; her husband Ike Tripp in 1994; her brother Luther Edmuller; and a sister, Martha Schmiedel. She is survived by her son Robert Tripp (Jim Cashman) of Orlando, Fla.; sisters, Elfrieda Chakschia of Wayne, N.J. and Inge Festner of Wellheim, Germany; brother-in-law, Ellsworth (Virginia) Tripp of Cohocton; sister-in-law Katherine Kuhn of Cohocton; nieces, Inge Edmuller of Towaco, N.J. , Inge Triesch of Mitterkirchen, Germany, Vinesa (Jim) Gilman of Cohocton; nephews, Murray Tripp of Boston, Mass., Tom Tripp of Loon Lake and Gene (Nancy) Kuhn of Cohocton; several great nieces and nephews; special friends, Judi Becker, Gerry Goss, Gen Cotton, Duane Glover, along with Shine and Karen Myers; and her dog, Gizmo. Irene's family and friends called Tuesday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland. Irene's Funeral Service was Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment and committal prayers followed at the Bath Veterans Administration Cemetery. Contributions in Irene R. Tripp's memory may be made to the Wayland Ambulance Corps, East Naples St., Wayland NY 14572 or to the Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., Wayland NY 14572.

Sarah A. Walton

Caledonia resident

Sarah A. Walton, 33, died suddenly on July 4, 2006 at her home in Caledonia. Sarah was born on June 11, 1973 in Rochester the daughter of Robert and Andrea Walton. She was predeceased by her grandparents, Richard M. and Doris P. Newman., Earl P. and Estelle R. Walton. She was a case manager for the Livingston County Mental Health Services in Geneseo. She was a 1991 York School graduate. She also attended and graduated from Buffalo State College with a BA in Psychology. She loved animals and enjoyed hiking and fishing. She is survived by her parents, Robert and Andrea Walton of York; sister Michelle (George) Worden Jr. of York; aunt and uncle, Beverly (James) Botsko; cousins, Amanda (Josh) Botsko-Wilson, Jamie (Elizabeth) Botsko; great aunts, uncles and cousins. Calling hours were held July 9 at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St. in Caledonia. Funeral Services and interment were held at the convenience of the family. Interment, Pleasant Valley Cemetery in York. Contributions may be made to the Humane Society of WNY-Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Rd., Fairport NY 14450.

Charles D. Wolcott

Cohocton resident

Charles D. “Charlie” Wolcott, 76, passed away at his home at 10799 Edmond Road July 2, 2006. Charlie was born May 6, 1930 in Cohocton area and has remained a lifelong resident. Charlie graduated from Cohocton Central School in 1948 and subsequent to high school he and Maureen Burke were married on April 21, 1951. Together they have celebrated over 55 years of marriage. Charlie's entire employment career has been as owner and partner of the Lent Hill Dairy Farm on Edmond Road in Cohocton for over 50 years. He loved being a dairy farmer and always enjoyed working. Charlie and Maureen have raised five children, Bunny, Paul, Barbara, Mark and Eileen and currently have 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was an avid follower of the Cohocton High School Basketball team and once received an award for his loyalty. Charlie was also a communicant member of St. Pius Church in Cohocton. He was predeceased by his father Roy Kenneth Wolcott. He is survived by his wife Maureen Wolcott of Cohocton; his mother Elizabeth Wolcott of Cohocton; his five children, Bunny (Carl) Risley of Cameron Mills, Paul (Diane) Wolcott of Cohocton, Barbara (Tim) Napper of Saranac, N.Y., Mark Wolcott of Cohocton, and Eileen (Bob) Feinman of Cohocton; his grandchildren, Chris (Jeanne) Rounsville of Cohocton, Kimberly Rounsville of Dansville, Benjamin, Elizabeth and Sarah Wolcott of Cohocton, Erin and Emily Napper of Saranac, Kelsey, Michael and Kayden Feinman of Cohocton; great grandchildren, Kyle and Kassandra Barnhart, Megan and Amber Rounsville; his brother Roger Wolcott of Cohocton; along with a very large number of nieces and nephews. Charlie's family and friends called Tuesday and Wednesday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Charlie on Thursday at St. Pius Church in Cohocton. Interment and committal prayers followed Mass at St. Pius Cemetery in Cohocton. Contributions in Charles D. Wolcott's memory may be made to the Intensive Care Unit at Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital, 111 Clara Barton St., Dansville NY 14437.

Andrew Lewis Young

Former Mt. Morris resident

Andrew Lewis Young, 37, of Corona California, formerly of Mt. Morris, died March 15, 2006. He was born the son of Roger and Dale (Sawyer) Young on Jan. 26, 1969 in Dansville, N.Y. Andrew loved sports and fishing. Disneyland was a big part of his life. For 19 years he was a merchandise distributor manager for Disneyland. He is survived by his wife Jennifer Lynn Young; son Devin James Young; his parents, Roger and Dale Young; two brothers, Robert (Deborah) Young and Bruce (Elizabeth) Young; nieces, Sarah, MacKenize and Ashley; nephew Benjamin; father-in-law David Perry and sister-in-law Nicole (Ken) Nelson. No prior calling. Memorial services to be held Saturday, July 15 at the United Church of Mt. Morris at 2 p.m. Private burial in Mt. Morris Cemetery, Arrangements by the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. in Mt. Morris. Condolences may be emailed to