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Obituaries published the week of July 26, 2001
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In Memoriam

Dimytro Banach

Dimytro Banach, 81, died July 18, 2001 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born on Oct. 29, 1919, in Manhattan, N.Y., the son of James Banach and Mary (Kupchak) Banach. He was a retired custodian with the Smith Town School System in Long Island, N.Y. He was also a World War II Army veteran. He is survived by his daughter Annette Savastano of Ronkonkoma, N.Y.; son Donald Banach of Florida; two sisters and brother-in-law, Teresa Holub of Avon and Lillian (Jake) Bontrager of Alaska; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John (Ruth) Banach of LeGrangeville, N.Y. and Daniel (Ruth) Banach of California; 9 grandchildren, Seth, Luke Banach, John, Charles, Donald, Douglas, Louis, Cindy and Deborah Savastano; 16 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours and Funeral Services were held at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Avon with Rev. James Porter officiating. Interment, Avon Cemetery in Avon.

Connie E. Bourg

Connie E. Bourg, age 57 of Livonia Center Rd., Livonia died Sunday July 22, 2001 at her home after a long illness. She was born the daughter of Howard and Pheemey Ball rader on may 20, 1944 in Victor, NY. She was a Avon saleswoman for many years. She was predeceased by her husband John Richard “Rick” Bourg on September 28,1999. She is survived by her children John Richard “Rick” Bourg II, Julie (Tracy) Graves, grandchildren John Richard Bourg III, Nichole Bourg, Andrew and Zackery Graves all of Livonia. Sister Betty Metz of Springwater, Jenny (Martin) McGrady of Honeoye, Brothers Richard (Nancy) Rader of Holcomb, Donal (Joy) Rader of TN, Robert Rader of Corning. Several nieces and nephews. Friends called Tuesday 7-9 pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Route 15 Livonia where funeral services were held Wed. with Rev. George Davis officiating. Burial Union Cemetery, Livonia. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, Livingston County Unit, Geneseo, NY 14454.

Bernice I. Emery

Bernice I. Emery, 57, died July 21, 2001, at her home in Caledonia after a long battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 11, 1943. in Mifflin County, Pa. to John and Myrtle (Fultz) Dean. Bernice was employed at the Caledonia-Mumford School District as a bus driver. She also taught swimming lessons in Caledonia for over 20 years. She was certified by the American Red Cross in Advanced Lifesaving. Bernice was active in the Caledonia Variety Show for many years. She served on the Caledonia Recreation Board. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and played Mrs. Claus for many years during the Home Town Holidays. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Robert Frew of Caledonia, Teresa Emery of Rochester and Michelle and Bryan Bogle of Florida; son Jeremy Emery of Caledonia; nine grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Clint and Irene Dean, Ellsworth and Jean Dean, John Dean, Richard and Phillis Dean, all of Pennsylvania; special friends, Jim and Anne Dollard, Lorretta Zanett and Mary Anne Cornell, all of Caledonia. She is predeceased by her husband Mike Emery and sister Kathleen Ammond. Friends called Tuesday at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St. in Caledonia. Her Funeral Service was Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church, 3080 W. Main St., Caledonia with Rev. Nancy Reinert officiating. Interment, St. Columba Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Caledonia Fire Department, P.O. Box 1, Caledonia NY 14423 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 10609, Rochester NY 14610.

Evelyn Griswold

Evelyn Marion (Schankin, Motzer, O'Dell) Griswold age 72 of Springwater and Rochester, died Saturday July 21, 2001 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. She was born the daughter of Otto and Edna Weatherman Schankin on September 1, 1928 in Rochester. She was married to Martin Motzer, Raymond O'Dell and Charles Griswold who have all predeceased her. She is survived by her beloved family that loves and will miss her; Carol and Edward Vadny, Jr., Timothy Vadny, Sabrina, Aaron and Vanessa Motzer, Edward Vadny III, Edward Vadny Sr., Lesa Maire Vadny, Cristie (Steven), Makayia Boufford, Sheena Perdue, Hayley Motzer, Evelyn Motzer, Judy and Nelson Motzor and family. Many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Funeral services at the convience of the family. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc.

Bonnie Lynn Johnson

Bonnie Lynn Johnson, 34, a teacher's aid at Geneseo Central School, died suddenly, July 21, 2001, as the result of a motor vehicle accident. She lived on MacIntyre Road in Fowlerville and was previously from Geneseo. She is survived by her mother, Sharon Cahill Johnson; two sons, Anthony “Tony” Johnson of Fowlerville and Nicholas Cannarozzo of Fowlerville; two sisters, Marie (Carl) Capone of Scranton, Pa. and Barbara (Dennis) Schreier of Brighton, N.Y.; two brothers, David (Rose) Johnson of Scranton, Pa. and Dale (Karen) Johnson Jr. of Stoney Point, N.C.; her finance Chris Cannarozzo of Fowlerville and his parents, Rodney and Jo Ann Cannarozzo; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Dale Johnson Sr. on March 22, 1992. She was born Feb. 1, 1967, in Rochester, the daughter of Dale and Sharon (Cahill) Johnson Sr. A devoted teacher's aid at Geneseo Central School, she was known both in and out of school for her artistic abilities. Visitation was held at Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Tuesday. Memorials may be made to Strong Memorial Hospital Pediatrics Intensive Care Unit, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester NY 14642. Funeral services were held July 25 at Rector-Hicks Funeral Home in Geneseo with Rev. Ron Stewart of Pavilion Baptist Church officiating. Burial, Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo.

Michael Charles Olverd

Michael Charles Olverd, 80, of 8652 Short Tract Road, Town of Nunda, died July 22, 2001, at Highland Hospital in Rochester. He was born Oct. 24, 1920 in Mt. Morris, the son of Joseph and Rose Gambino Olverd. Mike married the former Elaine Downs 54 years ago and she survives. The couple had wintered in South Wales, Fla. for many years and were communicants of Holy Spirit Church in South Wales. He was an avid golfer and was a member of the Indian Lake Country Club in Florida. When Michael returned in spring each year he was a member of the Woodland Hills Country Club of Nunda and a communicant of St. Patrick's Church of Mt. Morris. He was a member of the Rochester Carpenters Union Local #85 for over 50 years and was a supervisor on many local projects. He was a past member of Mt. Morris Sportman's Club. He is survived by his wife Elaine and two sons, David (Claudia) Olverd of Plainview, N.Y. and James (Karen) Olverd of Mt. Morris; five grandchildren, Danielle, Leah, Jeffery, Michael and Christina; brothers, Phil (Harriette) Olverd and Joseph Olverd, both of Florida; sisters, Frances (John) Radesi and Virginia Plane, both of Rochester; many nieces and nephews. Friends called Tuesday at the Shepard Funeral Home Inc., 36 Chapel St. in Mt. Morris. Prayers on Wednesday were followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials should be given to the Nunda Ambulance Department in his name.

James D. Severson

James D. Severson, 47, of East Lake Road, Honeoye, died July 16, 2001, in Bangor, Maine, at the Eastern Main Medical Center. He was born the son of Joseph and Doris Kinneberg Severson on Jan. 19, 1954, in Buffalo. He was employed as a machinist at L-Tec Welding. He was an avid outdoor sportsman. He was predeceased by his wife Michelle on Aug. 1, 1989. He is survived by his children, Jason M. Severson and Melissa J. Severson, both of Honeoye; his fiancee Lynn Floeter of Naples and her children, Lisa, Danny and Matt; mother, Doris Severson of Honeoye; brother Gerald D. (Kathy) Severson of Salem, Wis.; sister-in-law Susan Charbonneau of Canada; several nieces and nephews including Scott (Janine), Todd (Brooke) and Gregory (Dawn) Severson; great nieces, Sierra and Nickey Severson; many aunts and uncles. Friends called Monday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Briggs St. in Honeoye where a service was held at the completion of calling, with the Rev. Brian Krause officiating. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the James D. Severson Conservation Scholarship Fund, c/o Muehe & Muehe, 48 N. Main St., Canandaigua NY 14424.

Mary Jane Stoltman

Mary Jane Stoltman, 64, of Avon, died July 14, 2001 at her home. She was born April 13, 1937 in Caledonia, the daughter of Harold E. and Phyllis (Burgett) Dougherty. She was a graduate of St. Agnes School and Avon Central High School. Following high school she was employed as a secretary at Eastman Kodak until 1960 when she married Stephen Paul Stoltman Jr. Mary Jane was a life long member of St. Agnes Church and past president of the Rosary Society. She was a member of the Avon Democratic Club, charter member of the Avon Chamber of Commerce and served as an election inspector for many years. She also served as a scout leader while her children were growing up. During the last 10 years she has served as a daytime dispatcher for the Avon-Rotary Lions Ambulance Service. She was predeceased by her husband “Paul”; her father and her brother John H. Dougherty. She is survived by her daughter Sandra (David) Piampiano of Avon; two sons, Thomas (Wendy) Stoltman of Hooksett, N.H. and Stephens P. Stoltman III of Avon; four grandchildren, Danielle and Kelsey Piampiano and Erik and Alex Stoltman; her mother Phyllis Dougherty of Avon; four brothers, James and Jerome “Jerry” (Kim) Dougherty, both of Avon, Peter (Barbara) Dougherty of Lakeville and Kevin Dougherty of Livonia; five sisters, Marcia (Kevin) Quinlan of Avon, Karen (James) Arrigenna of Fowlerville, Kathleen (Ronald) McAfee of North Carolina, Cheryl (William) Bryar of Florida and Pamela (Peter) Arrigenna of Fowlerville; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends called Monday at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home Inc. in Avon. Her Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday at St. Agnes Church with Rev. Thomas Statt officiating, assisted by Rev. John Norris, Rev. John Hayes and Barbara Swiecki. Interment, St. Agnes Cometary in Avon. Memorials may be made to St. Agnes School, 60 Park Place in Avon 14414 or Camp Good Days and Special Times, 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Rd., Mendon NY 14506-9732.

Chester C. Wilt

Chester C. Wilt, formerly of 8600 Giles Road, Wayland, died June 14, 2001 at the Health Unit of Presbyterian Village North, Dallas, Texas, after a short illness. He was the oldest of 15 children, born on Dec. 27, 1910, in Fayette City, Ohio, to Willie and Carol (Sanderson) Wilt.  He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, an infant sister, Alice Jane, and by brothers Carl Wilt in May 1999, and Willie (Bill) Wilt in May 2000. He graduated Magna cum Laude from Drew University in Madison, N.J., in 1932. He was a member of the first graduating class. It was then called Brothers' College. Following several years at Drew in the Chemistry Department, he was employed at Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester in 1937 as an organic chemist working on Kodachrome. Several years later, he was transferred to the Photographic Technology Division film testing as a development engineer for new products. His main work was in X-ray rapid processing of medical x-ray films, developing the Kodak R.P. X-Omat System which is used in nearly all hospitals today. The last six months before his retirement on Jan. 1, 1976 was spent in the Litigation Department at State Street reviewing records needed for the Polaroid lawsuit. He was employed at Kodak for 38 years. He was a life member of the N.R.A. a member of several engineering societies, the Sigma Phi National Honorary Society and a 45 year member of the Finger Lakes Region of the SCCA, Inc. He enjoyed old cars and worked as a volunteer pit steward at Watkins Glen during the races. He had many hobbies; hunting, fishing, gardening and working crossword puzzles. Chet is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary; two sons, William (Kelly) Wilt of Waltham, Mass., and John Wilt of Dallas, Texas; one daughter, Dr. Elaine (Jan) Schwartz of Danville, Pa. He has two sons by a previous marriage, Duane (Mary) Wilt of Dover, Del., and Alan (Ann) Wilt of Whippany, N.J.; two sisters survive, Fern (Traverse) Hollingsworth of Washington C.h., Ohio, and Wanda Wilt of Brockport, N.Y.; eight brothers, Ralph (Dorothy) Wilt and Grant Wilt, both of Pearson-Octa Road, Ohio, Marlyn Wilt of Dayton, Ohio, John (Helen) Wilt of Hilliard, Ohio, Robert (Sandy) Wilt of Springfield, Ohio, Richard (Margaret) Wilt of Washington C.H., Ohio, Malcolm Wilt of Livermore, Calif., and Ronald (Sandy) Wilt of Wilmington, Ohio; 16 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside memorial service will be held on July 28 at 2 p.m. at the Milledgeville Cemetery, Fayette County, Ohio.