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Obituaries published the week of August 19, 2004
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In Memoriam

Joseph A. Biondolillo

Army Veteran

Joseph A. Biondolillo, 70, died suddenly on Aug. 11, 2004 at his home in Fowlerville. He was born on March 17, 1934 in Buffalo, N.Y. the son of Samuel and Mary Biondolillo. Joe was a graduate of Buffalo State College and obtained his master's in education from St. Bonaventure College. He taught English at York Central School and later was a guidance counselor at York Central School. He then transferred as a guidance counselor to Cardinal Mooney High School, and the Nazareth Academy before his retirement. While at York Central School he coached football, basketball, tennis and golf. While at Nazareth Academy he coached girls basketball. He was a member of St. Agnes Church and past member of the York Leicester Kiwanis Club. He was an Army Veteran and served from 1957 to 1961. Loving husband of Rose Arrigenna Biondolillo; beloved father of daughter Cynthia (Charles) Priester of Wattsburg, Pa.; son Joseph James (Darlene) Biondolillo of Churchville; devoted grandfather of Annmarie, Amy Jo, James Priester, and Christopher, Sarah Biondolillo; son of Mary Biondolillo of Buffalo; brother of Evelyn Elmlinger of Buffalo, Roseanne (Frank) DiJames of Amherst, and Sam (Sue) Biondolillo of York; also survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Aug. 13 at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Avon. His Funeral Mass was held Saturday at St. Agnes Church with Rev. John Hayes officiating. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery, Geneseo. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse NY 13220-3049 in his memory.

Doris B. Canuti

Mt. Morris resident

Doris B. Canuti, 66, of 22 Genesee St., Mt. Morris, died Aug. 12, 2004 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester after a long illness. She was born the daughter of Walter and Florence (Barnhart) Smith on Oct. 30, 1937 in Dansville. She had worked at Champion Products in Geneseo and most recently worked as a housekeeper for several area homes and at the Mt. Morris Post office. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Ron; three children, Darla Freeman of Mt. Morris, Randy and Stephen (Tammy) Canuti, both of Dansville; nine grandchildren and one great granddaughter; several brothers and sisters and many nieces and nephews. Friends called Sunday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Rt. 408), Mt. Morris where funeral services were held Monday. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association. Condolences may be emailed to

Wilford A. Cunningham

Air Force Vietnam Veteran

Wilford A. Cunningham, 63, of Cole Road, Conesus, died Aug. 10, 2004 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. He was born the son of Alex and Anna Acierno Cunningham on Oct. 8, 1940 in Olean, N.Y. He was a Vietnam Veteran of the Air Force. He was a former Conesus Town Justice and retiree of Eastman Kodak Company. He was a member of the Conlon Mulvaney American Legion Post in Conesus and the 40 & 8 Club. He was a member of the Conesus Rod and Gun Club, the Conesus Fire Department and the AM Vets in Cuba, N.Y. He is survived by his wife Jackie; his children, Scott (Michelle) Cunningham of Honeoye Falls, Kelly (Kevin) Cunningham of Honeoye Falls, Brian (Cheryl) Cunningham of Gates; four grandchildren; his mother Anna Cunningham of Pennsylvania; brothers and sisters, John (Nancy) Cunningham of Lakeville, Glenn (Evelyn) Cunningham of Pennsylvania, Ruth (John) Hair of North Carolina, Gary (Cathy) Cunningham of Pennsylvania, Johanna (Russ) Korb of Pennsylvania; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Thursday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia. His Funeral Mass was held Friday at St. Matthew Church, Route 20A, Livonia. Burial, Arnold Cemetery in Conesus. In lieu of flowers friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Conlon-Mulvaney American Legion.

Daniel Horr

Groveland resident

Daniel Horr, 48, died Aug. 16, 2004. He is survived by his wife Lisa (Adamson) Horr, two godchildren, Lisa and Kayla Main of Groveland; one brother Robert Horr of Florida; brothers-in-law, Darryl (Roxanne) Adamson, Mark (Donna) Adamson, Greg (Denis) Adamson; many nieces and nephews. Also his dog Clint and cat Harley. He worked as a maintenance worker for Livingston County in the Government Center in Geneseo. He was a member of the A-on-do-wa-nuh in Cuylerville and the Sports Club in Mt. Morris. Friends may call Wednesday 7-9 and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home in Geneseo. Funeral Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Burial, Lakeview Cemetery in Groveland. Memorials may be made to Teresa House, 24 Highland Road, Geneseo NY 14454 or the Geneseo Ambulance Fund.

Amos I. Jenks

Xerox retiree

Amos I. Jenks, 92, of Main St., Livonia, died Aug. 13, 2004 at the F.F. Thompson Continuing Care Center in Canandaigua. He was born the son of Eri and Maud Cochran Jenks on July 11, 1912 in Livonia. He was a retiree of the Xerox Corporation. He was a member of the Canadice Methodist Church. Mr. Jenks was predeceased by his granddaughter Colleen Jenks in 1993 and his son-in-law David Alcock in 2000. He is survived by his wife Onolee; his children, Irwin (Patricia) Jenks of Livonia, Shirley (Robert) Connors of Livonia, Donna (Richard) Jopson of Hemlock, Alan (Susan) Jenks of Farmington, Denise Alcock of Canandaigua; 20 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Friends may attend his memorial service Aug. 22 at the Canadice Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Marian Luce officiating. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Livonia Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 8, Livonia NY 14487, the Canadice Methodist Church, 5945 Canadice Hill Road, Springwater NY 14560 or the F.F. Thompson Continuing Care Center, 350 Parrish St., Canandaigua NY 14424. Reference: Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree St., Livonia.

Alan H. Lutkus

Taught English at SUNY Geneseo

Alan H. Lutkus, 63, died Aug. 15, 2004 at Teresa House in Geneseo after a long illness. He was born in East Chicago, Ill. on Sept. 28, 1940 to Henry and Grace (Novak) Lutkus. He was on staff at SUNY Geneseo where he taught English since 1973. He was a 1962 graduate of Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass. and got his PhD. at Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. He was a member of St. Mary's Church in Geneseo. He is survived by his wife Anne Daugerty Lutkus; nieces and nephews, Kent (Ann) Herrmann of Tampa, Fla., Rik (Wendy) Herrmann of Chattanooga, Tenn., Ty Herrmann of Chattanooga, Tenn.; grandniece Kayla Herrmann of Tampa, Fla. No prior calling hours. A Memorial Mass was held at St. Mary's Church in Geneseo on Wednesday. Memorials may be made to Teresa House, 21 Highland Road, Geneseo NY 14454 or Friends of Music, Geneseo Foundation c/o Erwin Bldg. at SUNY Geneseo. Arrangements by Rector-Hicks Funeral Home in Geneseo.

Mercedes L. Nichols

Wayland resident

Mercedes Lorch Nichols, 83, passed away early Monday morning, Aug. 16, 2004 at her home at 310 Granger Road, Wayland. She was born the daughter of John and Eva (Emery) Lorch. She resided in the Rochester area for the early years of her life. Mercedes and John William Nichols entered into a loving marriage on Nov. 6, 1954. Together they celebrated over 36 years of marriage prior to John's passing in March 1990. Prior to moving to Wayland approximately 21 years ago, Mercedes and John lived in many different areas throughout their life. Those areas included Livonia, Greece and Hemlock. Mercedes' employment career included many years at two companies. She worked for the Stromberg Carlson Telephone Company and for Kodak. She was fortunate to retire from both of those companies after many years of employment. Quilting, reading and cats were among some of Mercedes' joys. She also enjoyed her trips to Reno, Nevada to spend time with her grandchildren and frequent a casino once in a while. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 36 years, John William Nichols. She is survived by her sons, Timothy Sawyer and his wife Eleanor of Fairport, William Nichols and his wife Robyn of Reno, Nevada; her daughters, Sharon Sawyer Dunn and her husband Oliver of Virginia Beach, Va., Jacqueline L. Nichols of Wayland; her grandchildren, John W. Nichols, Jennifer A. Nichols, Roger Pierce, Marsha Becker, Shawn (Laurie) Victa, Seth (Beth) Dunn, LeeAnn (Tony) Regna; three great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; her brother Raymond Lorch and his wife Norma of Webster; along with many beloved nieces and nephews. Mercedes' Funeral Service will be conducted at the convenience of her family. Memorial contributions in memory of Mercedes L. Nichols may be made to the Wayland Ambulance Corps, East Naples St., Wayland NY 14572. The St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland has assisted Mercedes' family with her funeral service arrangements.

Carolynne Partridge

Dalton resident

Carolynne “Susie” E. Partridge, 63, of 10050 Barkertown Road, Dalton, passed away early Saturday morning, Aug. 14, 2004 at her home. Susie was born March 23, 1941 in Ossian, N.Y. the daughter of Kenneth and Joyce (Kennedy) Partridge. She resided in and around the Dansville area her entire life. Susie was employed as a telephone operator and aid at the Rochester Psychiatric Center and was also employed at SUNY Geneseo. She was a member of the Dansville Legion Auxiliary. She was predeceased by both of her parents. She is survived by her brothers, Kenneth “Jake” Partridge and his wife Florence of Groveland and James “Jim” Partridge and his wife Carol of Cartersville, Va.; sister Fran Mann of Nunda; stepmother Alice Partridge of Geneseo; stepfather Bruce Daley of Geneseo; along with aunts, uncles and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends called Sunday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 West Naples St., Wayland where Funeral Service followed calling with Father Phil Kuhn officiating. Interment will take place at Union Cemetery in Scottsburg at the convenience of her family. Contributions in Carolynne “Susie” Partridge's memory may be made to the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, UR Medical Center, PO Box 278996, Rochester NY 14627 or to a charity of the donor's choice.