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Obituaries published the week of July 18, 2002
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In Memoriam

Anthony J. (Tony) Andolina

Anthony J. (Tony) Andolina, formerly of 726 King Street, Olean, NY and Scottsville, NY died July 14, 2002 in the Cuba Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility. Born October 9, 1918 in Mt. Morris, NY, he was a son of the late John and Mary Nancy Andolina. On August 30, 1941, in Mt. Morris he married the former Carolyn F. Peraino, who died May 4, 1974. He was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the 750th Tank Battalion and participated in battles in the Ardennes, Central Europe and Rhineland during the Battle of the Bulge. Later while stationed in Germany he was selected one of the courtroom guards serving at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials. Mr. Andolina worked as a punch press operator at Rochester Products, Div. of General Motors until his retirement in 1983. Surviving are a daughter Janet (Donald) Haskins of Olean, NY, a brother Frank (Rose) Andolina of Perry, NY and four sisters Ann Fusco of Olean, NY, Rose Leone of Rochester, NY, Ida Pellicane of Mt. Morris, NY and Margaret Sevcik of Wellsville, NY and a stepson Todd Richardson of Scottsville, NY and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by a son, John Andolina, two sisters Mary Andolina, Francis Scorsone and two brothers, Michael Andolina and Antonio Andolina. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Assoc. of WNY 1284 French Road, Depew, NY 14043 or VFW Chili Memorial Post No. 412, 412 Ballantyne Road, Chili, NY 14546. Friends called Wednesday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home. Burial St. Patricks Cemetery.

Brian J. Bailey

Brian J. Bailey, age 41 died suddenly July 9, 2002 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. He was born the son of Paul and Barbara Greene Bailey on October 28, 1960 in Dansville, NY. He was employed by the Army Corps. of Engineers at the Mt. Morris Dam in Mt. Morris. He was predeceased by his mother Barbara Bailey. He is survived by his loving wife Tracy, sons Thomas “Buddy” and Brandon “Pootie”. Father Paul A. (Marteal) Bailey, brothers Paul E. (Deborah) Bailey and Douglas (Debra) Bailey, father-in-law Jerry (Dee Kinney) Vetter, brothers in law Steve Vetter, Jeff Vetter and Don Kinney, sister in law Tina Moir, several nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Friends may attend a memorial service July 20, 2002 11AM at the First Presbyterian Church of Tuscarora, Dutch Street, Tuscarora. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Brian J. Bailey Trust Fund, c/o Gerald T. Vetter, 7555 Stagecoach Road, Dansville, NY 14437.

Michael J. Cox Jr.

Infant Michael J. Cox Jr. who was born July 9, 2002 at Noyes Memorial Hospital, Dansville, passed away July 10, 2002 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY. He is survived by his parents: Susan Shaw and Michael J. Cox Sr., his maternal grandmother; Nancy Cassidy of Attica, his paternal grandmother; Linda Cox (Ronald DeMun) of Wayland, his paternal grandfather; Timothy (Genene) Cox of Mt. Morris, his maternal great grand father; William McIntyr of Castile, his paternal great grandmother; Lucille Ritchey of Dansville. Several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Funeral services will be conducted 10A.M. Friday in St. Josephs Cemetery, Wayland. NY. Arrangements St George-Stanton Funeral Home.

Richard A. Duke

Richard A. Duke, age 65 of East Lake Road, Livonia died suddenly July 13, 2002 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born the son of Robert and Alma Corley Duke on September 19, 1936 in Thompson, GA. He was a self employed dry wall contractor for many years in the area. He was predeceased by his brother Moses. He is survived by his wife Iris, his children Richard A. Duke, Jr., Angie Duke, Marty (Shirley) Jopson, Mark (Theresa) Jopson and Lisa (Jim) Ohle, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren, brother James (Catherine) Duke and sister in law Martha Duke, several nieces and nephews. Friends called Monday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home where funeral services were held Tuesday. Burial Erwin Cemetery, Websters Crossing. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Breast Cancer Society, Livingston County Unit, Geneseo, NY 14454.

Samuel L. Guinta

Samuel L. Guinta, 78, a lifelong resident of Geneseo and born again Christian entered into his heavenly rest on July 13, 2002 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville after a long bout with pancreatic cancer. He was predeceased by his infant sister Maria and brother Raymond. He is survived by his wife of 45 years Mary Post Guinta, sons Jerry (Holly) Guinta of Gates, Sam (Julie) Guinta of Livonia, daughter Joanne Finn of Geneseo, four precious grandchildren Sara and Victoria Finn, Thomas Guinta and Logan Bacon, nieces, nephews, cousins, best friend Bob McDonald of Geneseo, St. Mary's Men's Club and the AM Coffee Club. He was born May 11, 1924 in Geneseo, the son of Salvatore and Maria (Orlando) Guinta. He served in the US Army during World War II enlisting on December 8, 1942 and was discharged on February 20, 1946. He was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon upon his honorable discharge. Sam was a Rochester Gas and Electric Company retiree and received his High School Diploma in ceremonies held at Geneseo Central School in 2001 thanks to Assemblyman Joseph Errigo. Sam was a member of St. Mary's Church Nocturnal Adoration Society, St. Mary's Church Men's Club where he was known for his spaghetti dinners, and an official member of the Bagel Shop AM Coffee Club. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home on Monday. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Church Scholarship Fund, 4 Avon Rd. Geneseo, NY 14454. Funeral Mass was held July 16, 2002 at St. Mary's Church in Geneseo with Father Robert Kanka officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo with full Military Honors.

Golda L. Herington

Golda L. Herington, age 89 of Stone Hill Road, Livonia died July 9, 2002 at Noyes Memorial Hospital. She was born the daughter of Floyd and Georgia Beam Caskey on January 25, 1913 in Hemlock, NY. She was predeceased by her husband Earl in 1970. She is survived by her children Ruth Ann (Elwood) Peck of Livonia, Gordon F. (Helen) Herington of Livonia, Jean Marie (Chester) Pierce of Lima, grandchildren David (Josette) Peck, Linda (Bill) Exton, Diana (Steve) Golemb, Mark A. Pierce, great grandchildren Delaney Peck, Bill Exton and Amy Swain, Ben and Zack Golemb, Kyle Golemb, Justin and Danyel Quackenbush, several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday 6-8 only at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, INC. where funeral services will be held Friday 10am with the Rev. Mike Morrissey officiating. Burial Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Geneseo. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Livonia Ambulance Fund, Box 179, Livonia, NY 14487.

Richard C. LeBriton

Richard C. LeBriton, age 63 of Lakeville, died July 14, 2002 at his home after a long illness. He was born the son of William and Edna Freitag LeBriton on February 3, 1939 in Rochester, NY. He was a retiree of Bausch and Lomb in Rochester after 30 years of service. He is survived by his wife Donna, his daughters Joy Ross, Jill (Joaquin Quintana) LeBriton and Jane (Dan) Petrilli, seven grandchildren, brother William (Carol) LeBriton, sisters Margaret (Douglas) King and Nancy (Louis) Ingotti, several nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Friends may attend a memorial service Saturday 10 am at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, INC, Route 15, Livonia. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Livingston County Hospice Fund, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris, NY 14510.

Francesco (Boogum) P. Ruscitto

Francesco (Boogum) P. Ruscitto, 89 of 2678 Route 21, passed away July 11, 2002 at his home. Boogum was born October 3rd, 1912 in Syracuse, NY the son of Vincent and Emilia Petrone Ruscitto. He moved to the Wayland area in 1934 where he opened his barbershop and operated it until he retired in March 2002 due to medical complications. He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Perkinsville, NY and was a former member of the Wayland Hose Co., the Wayland Lions Club, and the American Legion Post 402. Francesco was a veteran of the United States Navy and served his country in World War II. He is predeceased by a daughter Patricia Warren in 1988. He is survived by his wife Sarah; two sons, James (Kay) Ruscitto of Campbell, NY and Charles Ruscitto of Washington, D.C.; one sister Anna Kutzera of Syracuse, NY; one son-in-law Frank Warren of Oswego, NY; nine grandchildren, Cindy (Bob) Hammond, John (Cindy) Ruscitto, Charlene Ryan, Diane (Scott) Lodge, James (Linda) Ruscitto, Amy (Gary) Papke, Mike (Donna) Warren, Paul (SuAnne) Warren, Richard Smith; 20 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 Saturday and Sunday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home. A prayer service will be conducted at the Funeral Home at 9:15 a.m. on Monday followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10:00 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church in Perkinsville. Interment will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Wayland. Contributions in Francesco's (Boogum's) name may be made to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830 or the Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., Wayland, N.Y.

John J. “Jack” Shaffer, III (Briggs)

John J. “Jack” Shaffer, III (Briggs) of Honeoye died July 10, 2002 at the Serenity House in Victor after a long illness. He was born the son of John and Arletta Kaminska Shaffer on August 10, 1944 in Buffalo, NY. He was an inspector at Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester. He was a Vietnam Veteran of the Navy. Predeceased by his father, John and sister, Patricia. He is survived by his mother Arletta, sister Joan (James) Briggs, niece Dawn (Les) Becker, nephews James (Cathy) Briggs, Jason (Kim) Briggs. No prior calling. Friends may attend a memorial service Saturday at 11am at the Canadice Methodist Church, Canadice with the Rev. Barbara Terpish. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Serenity House, 1278 Brace Road, Victor, NY 14564.