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Obituaries published the week of August 15, 2002
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In Memoriam

Carlton J. Carmody

Carlton J. Carmody, 82, of Bloomington MN, died on Aug. 5, 2002 at his daughter's home in Bloomington while under Hospice Care. He was born July 29, 1920 in Warsaw, a son of the later Matthew and Marjorie Strong Carmody and he lived for many years in Leroy. A veteran of the Army Air Corps, he served in both Italy and North Africa during World War II. Mr. Carmody was a graduate of Geneseo State, and taught history in both Corfu and Geneseo Central School Districts between 1946 and 1976. Prior to his retirement in 1976, he also served as a high school administrator at Geneseo Central for several years. Surviving are his three children, Anne Gervase of Batavia, Christopher Carmody of Atlanta, Ga., and Mary Ellen Carmody of Bloomington; his sister Joanna Parkhurst of Paradise, Calif; six grandchildren; one great grandson; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Frances and twin brother Carlyle. There are no calling hours. Funeral arrangements and cremation were completed by Werness Bros. Funeral Home of Minneapolis. A Funeral Mass will be said on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 9 a.m. in St. Mary's Church in Geneseo, with interment to follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Utica, N.Y. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the local Hospice Care Unit in Batavia.

William (Bill) Clee

William (Bill) Clee, 84, of 6761 Bald Hill Road, Springwater, passed away Aug. 10, 2002, after a short illness at Rochester General Hospital. He was born Dec. 13,1917 in Pennsylvania, the son of George and Martha (Browne) Clee. He resided most of his life in the Webster-Rochester area and the past 37 years in Springwater. Bill married his first wife, Clarice Kunkleman in 1940 and his second wife Marjorie Parry in 1965. He was employed as a tool and die maker and at the time of his retirement he was a foreman with the Davenport Tool and Die Company of Rochester. Bill was an avid ham radio operator and an accomplished organist. He also sang in the church choir and he cherished working in his garden. He is predeceased by his wives, Clarice and Marjorie; his son James and his brother James. He is survived by his children, Janice (Wesley) Marean of Phoenix, Arizona, Joan (Jere) Willsey of Irondequoit, Jean (Steven Schulwitz) Clee of Greece, N.Y., John Clee of Webster, George Clee of Greece; three stepchildren; nine grandchildren; one great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Friends attended his Funeral Service Aug. 14 at the Church of the Nazarene in Springwater. Interment, Evergreen (Covered Bridge) Cemetery in Springwater. Contributions in Bill's memory can be made to the Church of the Nazarene, 8498 Springwater-Wayland Road, Springwater NY 14560. Arrangements by St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland.

Larry A. Graham

Larry A. Graham, 60, of 61 Second St., Geneseo, died Aug. 12, 2002 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. He was born June 16, 1942, in Meadville, Pa., the son of Russell L. Graham and Grace (Aitken) Graham. He was a graduate of Meadville High School and received a B.S. degree from Moorhead University in Moorhead Minn., a masters degree from SUNY Brockport and a doctorate from Indiana University. He was a health teacher at Albion Central School and principal of Pavilion Central School for 20 years retiring in 1996. He coached football at Albion School and golf at Pavilion Central. He was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Moorhead University. He was an avid golfer. He also was a teacher of duplicate bridge, a life Master of Bridge and he started the Genesee Country Bridge Club. He was a member of the Elks Club in Albion, N.Y. He is survived by his wife Diane Graham of Geneseo; five children, Rebecca Graham (Leif Simonson) of Boston, Mass., Sara Graham-Senden (Jchris Senden) of Buffalo, Janet Graham and Jessica Graham, both of Portland, Oregon, and Pvt. Larry Graham II of Geneseo; one brother, Thomas H. (Jennifer) Graham of Minneapolis Minn.; stepdaughter Shona Strachan of Los Angeles, Calif., one grandson, Emmerson Graham-Senden of Buffalo; and one nephew, John Graham of Minneapolis. Calling hours will be held Friday, 5-7 p.m. at Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, Inc. 111 Main St. in Geneseo. A remembrance service will follow at 7 p.m. in the Funeral home. A funeral service will be held Monday in Meadville, Pa. Burial, St. John's Cemetery in Meadville, Pa. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Larry A. Graham Memorial Fund.

Theodore J. Jopson

Theodore J. Jopson, 73, of Big Tree St., Livonia, died August 5, 2002 at his home. He was born the son of Theodore and Clara Briggs Jopson on June 9, 1929 in Lima. He was a US Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict and a retired postal carrier. He was a member of the Livonia United Church. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, bowler and a member of the Harrison Lee American Legion. He is survived by his wife Ellen, his children Ina (David) Driskell, Karina (Michael) Stubenraugh, Theodore Jopson, step children Andy Nye, Donna (Don) Nicholas and Julie (Eric) Gott., 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Sisters Betty (Kenneth) Colvin, Barbara (Elmer Swick) Schmidt, Sharon (Alan) Hurley, Lorena (William) Rogers, brothers, Richard (Donna), Eugene (Dee), Melvin (Shannon), several nieces and nephews. Friends called Thursday at the Kevin W Dougherty Funeral Home Inc, Route 15, Livonia, where funeral services were held Friday with the Rev. Timothy Hazlett officiating. Friends wishing may make memorial contri butions to the Make A Wish Foundation, 130 Village Landing Road, Fairport, NY, 14450 or the Livonia United Church, Livonia, NY 14487.

Henrietta Kleinsteiber

Henrietta Kleinsteiber, 91, of Adams Road, died Aug. 1, 2002, at the Livingston County Campus Skilled Nursing Facility in Mt. Morris. She was born April 21, 1911 in Chicago, Ill. She was predeceased by her best friend, Lela Skilton. She is survived by best friend Ruby Herrington of Hemlock; and other family members. Calling and funeral services were held at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home in Livonia with the Rev. Kay Stark officiating. Interment, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to Hemlock Methodist Church, Main St., Hemlock NY 14466.

Thomas J. Muscato

Thomas J. Muscato, 81, of Main St. in Hemlock died Aug. 2, 2002 at his home. He was born the son of Joseph and Jennie Guarino Muscato on July 18, 1921 in Buffalo. He was employed as a film processor for Eastman Kodak in Rochester for 13 years until his retirement in 1983. He was an Army veteran of World War II where he served in the 9th Infantry. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Livonia, the Harrison Lee American Legion Post 283 in Livonia Center and the Livonia VFW. He is survived by four children, Joe (Leanna) Muscato of Danville, Pa., Kathy (Dan) Metz of Hemlock, Jim (Rose) Muscato and Sue (Wayne) Smith, both of Livonia; nine grandchildren, Shawn Buchanan, Lauren and Jimmy Muscato, Andrew and Jeffrey Smith, Danielle and Ryan Metz, Ryan and Shelby Taylor; three brothers, Carm Muscato of Livonia, Frank Muscato of Mt. Morris, John Muscato of Livonia Center; a sister, Louise Muscato of Ontario and a sister-in-law, Sally Muscato of Hemlock; nieces, nephews and many dear friends including Julie Fugle of Livonia and his loyal companions, Scooby and Sparky. He was predeceased by his wife Bev in 1997. Calling hours were held at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home in Livonia. Funeral Mass was held at St. Joseph's Church in Livonia. Burial, St. Michael's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Livingston County Hospice Fund, Livingston County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510 or St. Joseph's Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 77, Livonia NY 14487.

John E. Spall

John E. Spall, 86, of 5721 Paunce St., Zephyrhills, Fla., died August 7, 2002, at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo. He was born the son of Homer Spall and Ruth Winegard on May 18, 1916, in Brockport, N.Y. He was retired from Ritter Dental Manufacturing Company in Rochester. He is survived by his children, Lynn Wyatt, Leann McNulty and John E. Spall Jr.; several grandchildren; and his companion Korleen Brady. Private calling hours were held Aug. 8 at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, Inc., 111 Main St. in Geneseo. Funeral Services at Whitfield Funeral Home, 5008 Gull Blvd., Zephyrhills, FL 33541.

Father Joseph Stanton

Father Joseph Stanton, 79, of the Abbey of the Genesee Monastery in Piffard, died August 7, 2002, at the Sisters of St. Joseph Home in Rochester. He was born in Englewood, N.J. on Nov. 19, 1922, the son of Otis Stanton and Priscilla Beacham. He was a Trappist Monk at the Abbey of the Genesee. He is survived by much family and many friends including everyone at the Abbey of the Genesee. There were no calling hours. Funeral Mass was held Aug. 8 at the Abbey of the Genesee in Piffard. Memorials may be made to the Abbey of the Genesee, 3258 River Road, Piffard NY 14533. Arrangements by Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, Inc., 111 Main St. in Geneseo.

Donald J. Watt

Donald J. Watt, 63, of 21 Northview Dr., Geneseo, died Aug. 10, 2002 at Strong Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 21, 1938, in Malden, Mass., the son of Walter Watt and Evelyn Ingalls. He graduated from Malden, Mass. high school, Boston College and Harvard University and received a Ph.D from the University of Connecticut. He was the former chairman of the English Department at SUNY Geneseo. He is survived by his wife Karin (Bender) Watt; son Mark Watt of Piffard; daughters, Kristina (Bernhard) Grote of Ossing, N.Y. and Catherine Watt of Rochester; stepfather Harold Ingalls of Seabrook, N.H. There were no calling hours. Private memorial services were held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the English Department, SUNY Geneseo. Arrangements by Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo.

Anne E. Wheat

Anne E. Wheat , 64 , of 94 Red Bud Drive, Dansville died Tuesday August 6th at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, after a short illness. Anne was born November 5th, 1937 in Dansville the daughter of Fred and Ruth (Wolfanger) Wheat. She resided most of her life in the Wayland area prior to moving to Dansville where she resided for the past 12 years. Anne was employed at the Moore-Cottrell Company in Atlanta, New York and as a secretary at the Gunlocke Company in Wayland. Anne was also a memeber of the Stony Brook Rebekah Lodge and the Wayland Order of the Eastern Star. Anne is survived by 1 son, Fred ( Ann) Shutt of Wayland; 1 daughter, Judy Anne (Alan) Kinney of Wayland; her parents Fred and Ruth Wheat of Wayland; 5 grandchildren, Jennifer and Justin Shutt ; Jared , Kayla and Jenna Kinney all of Wayland ; and Anne's loving cat “Peanuts.” A funeral Service will be conducted at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 West Naples St., Wayland at the convenience of the family.