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Obituaries published the week of July 17, 2003
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Mt. Morris resident
Mae Ledwith, 76, of 73 Chapel St. in Mt. Morris, died July 13, 2003 at her residence. Mrs. Ledwith was previously from Long Island. She is survived by her children, Mark (Barbara) Ledwith of Lindenhurst, N.Y., Francis Ledwith of Selden, N.Y., Donald (Cindy) Ledwith of Millersville, Pa., Mary Ledwith of Mt. Morris, Sean (Sally) Ledwith of Geneseo, Jean Schwartz of Mt. Morris; and 12 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Francis Ledwith. She was born Dec. 11, 1926 in New London, Conn. the daughter of Ruben and Irene Savadge. No prior calling hours. Funeral Services were held July 16 at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn, N.Y. Arrangements by Rector-Hicks Funeral Home,Geneseo.
David T. Moran
World War II veteran
David T. Moran, 78, a retired administrator for Monroe BOCES No. 1 in Fairport, died July 7, 2003 at his residence in Wayland. Mr. Moran had previously resided on Reservoir Road in Geneseo. He is survived by his sister Ann (Sherman) Farley of Penfield; nephew Michael (Sandra) Farley of Delaware; niece Ann Fischer of Union Springs, N.Y.; many grand nieces and grand nephews; caregivers, Rachel and Kassie Braziel, Wendy and Amy Schaffer, Kathy Forbes, Laura Brundige, Amanda Wadsworth and Jessica Clark. He was preceded in death by his wife Marianne Moran in 1996. He was born Feb. 14, 1925 in Rochester the son of David and Mary (Stauder) Moran. He was a graduate of the University of Rochester where he earned his Master's Degree. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a Purple Heart recipient. There were no prior calling hours. Funeral services were held July 12 in St. Mary's Church in Geneseo with Deacon George Spezzano of St. Mary's Church officiating. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to Monroe BOCES No. 1, 41 O'Connor Rd., Fairport NY 14450. Reference: Rector-Hicks Funeral Home Inc. in Geneseo.
Michael G. Piasta Sr.
Michael G. Piasta Sr., 45, died suddenly July 8, 2003 at his home. He was born the son of Paul and Lorraine Carvalho Piasta on Oct. 31, 1957 on Yonkers, N.Y. He was a self employed carpenter. He is survived by his son Michael Piasta Jr.; parents, Lorraine Callahan of Rochester, Paul (Polli) Piasta of Hemlock; brothers, John (Dee) Piasta of Honeoye, Paul Piasta Jr., Zachary Piasta of Hemlock; sisters, Catherine Piasta of Rhode Island, Erin Piasta of Arizona; two nieces; Uncle Ray Piasta of Kentucky; several cousins. Friends called Thursday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia. His Funeral Mass was held Friday at St. Joseph's Church with the Rev. John Hayes officiating. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the St. Joseph's/St. William's Church Building Fund, Box 77, Livonia NY 14487.
James F. Quinlan
World War II veteran
James F. Quinlan, 81, of Caledonia, died July 13, 2003 at the Vincent House, Wayland after a brief illness. He was born May 29, 1922 in Dansville to James F. and Otelia (Baldis) Quinlan. Jim served in the Marines during World War II. He was an alumnus of Canisius College where he played basketball. He later played for the Rochester Royals basketball team. Jim retired from Keebler Inc. Company, Rochester after 28 years of service. He enjoyed golfing, bowling and spending time with his friends and family. He is survived by his wife, Peggy of Caledonia; children, Thomas (Mary) Quinlan of Wayland, William (Deborah) Quinlan of Dansville, Suzanne (Robert) Streeten of Corning, Mary Beth (Eric) Endres of Hilton; stepchildren, Richard (Amanda) McKay of OK, Michael (Nancy) McKay of Caledonia, Meg (Kevin) Geer of Caledonia; 18 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren. His first wife, Betty Lou, daughter-in-law, Sally Quinlan and grandson, Jeffrey Quinlan predecease Jim. Friends may call Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 West Main Street, Caledonia. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, 11 A.M. at St. Columba Church, Caledonia. Interment will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Dansville. Memorials may be made to the Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., P.O. Box 566 Wayland, NY 14572 or Livingston County Hospice, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510.
Robert J. Speta
Robert J. Speta, 55, died suddenly on July 11, 2003 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Mr. Speta was born March 8, 1948 in Wellsville, N.Y. the son of Emil Speta and Geraldine (Coombes) Speta. He was employed as a machinist for the Allen-Bailey Tag & Label Company in Caledonia. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and served from 1965 to 1969. He enjoyed camping, NASCAR racing, and his family and friends. He is survived by his wife Susan (Cripps) Speta of Avon; daughters, Brandi (Joe) Buzard, Robyn (T.J. Torpey) Speta; grandson Jacob Buzard; sister, Eleanor (Jerry) Young, Leslie Peck; brother Stanley (Rachel) Speta; stepfather Richard Peck; several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Avon with Rev. Daniel Davis officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Legion Post #294, P.O. Box 132, Avon NY 14414 in his memory.
World War II veteran
Joseph Vangalio, 81, of Tucson, Arizona, died July 7, 2003 in Tucson. He was born the son of James and Mamie Vangalio on Aug. 11, 1921 in Geneseo. He attended Geneseo schools. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He had worked at the State School at Industry, Vangalio's Market in Geneseo, and was a BOCES instructor in Mt. Morris. He was a parishioner of St. Mary's Church in Geneseo. Mr. Vangalio will be remembered as being involved with Vangalio's Market in Geneseo for many years. He is survived by his wife Carmela of Tucson; three daughters, Geraldine Bird of Lakeville, Marianne of Prescott, Arizona, Nancy Jo of the Netherlands; brother, Samuel of Geneseo; sister, Carolyn Kilbourne of Brockport; three grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Reference: Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, Inc., 111 Main St. in Geneseo.
Dorothy P. Woodruff
Dorothy P. Woodruff (Perrin), died July 11, 2003 at the Kirkhaven Nursing Home in Rochester. She was born in Avon the daughter of John Perrin and Ina (Cole) Perrin. She was a member of the Women's Group at the Avon United Methodist Church, and the XYZ Club of Avon. She was predeceased by her husband Leonard T. Woodruff. She is survived by her daughters, Beverly (Ronald) Blazejewski of Caledonia, Marlene (Joseph) Wenglein of Henrietta, Donna (William) Halsted of Conesus, Rosemary (Edwin) Kellogg of Chili; 14 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren. Calling hours and Funeral Services were held at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Avon with Rev. Larry Beman officiating. Interment, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the Avon United Methodist Church, 130 Genesee St., Avon NY 14414 in her memory.
Sara J. Yates
Geneseo Central graduate
Sara J. Yates, 23, a secretary at LaDelfa, Schoder and Walker, PC, in Mt. Morris, died July 10, 2003 at Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif. Miss Yates resided on Murray St. in Mt. Morris and was previously from Geneseo. She is survived by her parents, Fred and Jeanie of Geneseo; her twin sister and best friend Tara (Michael Martin) Yates of Geneseo; treasured companion Steven Santini of Mt. Morris; paternal grandmother Kathryn Yates of Geneseo; maternal grandparents, Rosemary and Francis Fugle of Livonia; many aunts, uncles and cousins including precious little Emma; many special friends. She was preceded in death by her grandfather Ted Yates in 2000. She was born March 8, 1980 in Canandaigua to Frederick and Jean (Fugle) Yates. She was a graduate of Geneseo Central School. Visitation will be held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home Inc., 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 18 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Geneseo with Deacon George Spezzano officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Shirley A. Yeager
Shirley A. Yeager, 52, a former teachers aide at Geneseo Central School, died suddenly July 15, 2003 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. Mrs. Yeager had resided on Highland Road in Geneseo and was previously from Castile. She is survived by her husband James E. Yeager of Geneseo; her children, James (Amy) Yeager Jr. of Ashland, Ohio, Edward (Kate) Yeager of Pottstown, Pa., Leah (Jason) Sowala of Manassass Park, Va.; six grandchildren; her parents, Edward and Arline Lockwood of Geneseo; sister Karen (Edward) Harding of Castile; brother Gary (Sara) Lockwood of Geneseo; father-in-law Edward Yeager of Hastings, Pa.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was born May 8, 1951 in Warsaw, N.Y. the daughter of Edward and Arline (Kubili) Lockwood. She was a 1969 graduate of Letchworth Central School. She was a member of St. Mary's Church and the Geneseo Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She was a volunteer for the Livingston County Board of Elections and was active in Catholic Charities of Livingston County. Visitation will be held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, July 19 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Geneseo with Father Daniel McMullin officiating. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the Geneseo Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 428, Geneseo NY 14454.