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Obituaries published the week of August 21, 2003
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Walter T. Andrews
World War II veteran
Walter T. Andrews, 81, an Eastman Kodak retiree, died Aug. 17, 2003 at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing facility in Geneseo. He lived on Clearview Dr. in Geneseo and was previously from Chili, N.Y. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Martha Drew Andrews; son James (Sharon) Andrews of Conesus; daughter Sharon (John) Culhane of Brockport; grandchildren, Julie and Cindy Andrews, Morgan and Cody Culhane; great grandchild, Cassie Foley; sister Helen Bedford of Colorado; many nieces and nephews. He was born Sept. 18, 1921 in Geneseo, the son of Theodore and Sarah (Carson) Andrews. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He enlisted on Jan. 27, 1941 in Geneseo and was discharged on Oct. 26, 1945 at Ft. Riley, Kansas. He was a member of the Chili American Legion. He wed Martha Drew on April 16, 1943. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Tuesday where Funeral Services were held Aug. 20 with Pastor Edward Phillips of the Village Baptist Church in Mt. Morris officiating. Burial, Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo with full military honors. Memorials may be made to the Village Baptist Church 39-1/2 Chapel St., Mt. Morris NY 14510 or the Geneseo Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 428, Geneseo NY 14454.
Helen Flynn Bishop
Helen Flynn Bishop of Stuart, Fla., died Aug. 12, 2003 in the Skilled Care Center at the Indian River Estates in Vero Beach, Fla. She was born in Waverly, N.Y., the sixth and last child born to David and Margaret Flynn on Oct. 17, 1918. She graduated from Cornell University and The Katherine Gibbs School in Boston. During World War II she was an executive secretary at the David Selznick Studios in Los Angeles Calif. She married John W. Bishop of Geneseo on Aug. 3, 1946. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, John W. Bishop; her three children and their spouses, Nancy and Gregory Gilmore of Alexandria, Va., Thomas and Joan Bishop of Boston, Mass. and John and Carol Bishop of St. Louis, Mo. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Kathryn Gilmore of Paris, France, Christopher and Lauren of Alexandria, Va. and Sarah Duboyes of Boynton Beach, Fla.; sisters-in-law Patricia Bishop and Sally Moses, both of Geneseo. A Funeral Mass was said at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Hobe Sound, Fla. on Aug. 16 and she will be buried at the Mariner Sand Memorial Garden in Stuart, Fla. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to either make a contribution to your favorite charity or do something to make the world a better place in which to live.
Korean War veteran
Paul Rooster Vincent Carey passed away peacefully Aug. 17, 2003 at the Steuben county Health Care Facility in Bath, N.Y. He was born Feb. 8, 1926 in Scranton, Pa., the son of James and Mary Cosgriff Carey. A long time resident of Cohocton, he is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jean Ochs Carey; sons,Tom (Michaela) Carey, Tim (Rhonda) Carey; daughter, Nancy (John) Bennett of Cohocton, and son Bill (Mila) Carey of Richmond, Calif.; grandchildren, Kala and Matt Carey, Katrina, Dylan and Krista Carey, John and Jessica Bennett, and Mark and Ethan Carey; brother-in-law Kent (Kathy) Ochs of Calif.; sister-in-law Ann Carey of Cohocton; sister-in-law Mary Lou Carey of Florida; sister-in-law Judy Ochs Chelini of Nevada; sister-in-law Marilyn Ochs of Owego; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his beagle Greta and cat, Stripes. He was predeceased by his parents, brothers, Jim and Dick Carey and brother-in-law Reid Ochs. Paul retired from the Bath VA Center in 1986 and continued to work for many years at Carey's Grocery, the store that he co-founded with Tim Carey in 1974. He was a Korean War veteran, a member of the Cohocton American Legion, Cohocton Volunteer Fire Department, and served as Village Trustee. Paul and family enjoyed camping and traveling throughout the United States and abroad. In lieu of flower, the family requests that contributions be made in memory of Paul V. Carey to the Steuben County Office of the Aging, 3 East Pulteney Square, Bath NY 14810, to support their efforts to continue the operation of the Steuben County Health Care Facility in Bath. In the Irish tradition, Paul's family will be receiving friends and relatives on Wednesday, Aug. 20 from 6-9 p.m. at Sturmer Hall, Maple Ave. in Cohocton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Paul at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 at St. Pius Roman Catholic Church in Cohocton with Rev. Steven Kraus officiating. Interment, Mapleview Cemetery in Cohocton. Arrangements by St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland.
Ruth M. Harmon
Champion Products retiree
Ruth M. Harmon, 76, a retired supervisor for Champion Products in Geneseo, died Aug. 16, 2003 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. Mr. Harmon resided on North St. in Leicester. She is survived by two daughters, Becki Murphy of Leicester and Shirley (Gary) Peffers of Leicester; grandchildren, Jared (Aprile) Peffers of Leicester, Greg Peffers of Leicester and Kristen Murphy of Glendale, Ariz.; several nieces, nephews and many cherished friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Blackie Harmon in 1984. She was born July 17, 1927 in Cuylerville, the daughter of Milton and Marie (Oakley) Speicher Sr. She was a graduate of Leicester High School and a member of the Leicester Union Presbyterian Church. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Leicester Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Union Presbyterian Church Doorkeepers Fund or York-Leicester Kiwanis Club.
Dora Hass, 73, of 7417 Pleasant St., Hemlock, passed away Aug. 12, 2003 at Thompson Memorial Hospital in Canandaigua. She was born June 9, 1930 in Hemlock, the daughter of Harold and Madelene (Wemette) Trimmer. She was a life resident of the Hemlock area. Dora and Richard Hass entered into a loving marriage April 12, 1950. Together they enjoyed over 53 years of marriage. Dora's employment career included working for the Boy Scouts of America office in Rochester, The Wemette Corp., Hass TV and Alger Hardware. She was a member and the organist at the Springwater Baptist Church. Dora also enjoyed spending her time singing with the Sweet Adelines. She is survived by her husband, Pastor Richard Hass of Hemlock; three sons, Mike (Vicky) Hass of Bristol, Bob (Laura) Hass of Osterville, MA and Kevin (Dawn) Hass of Canadice; seven grandchildren; her sister, Irene (Loye) Renolds of Bath; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends called Friday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland. Funeral Services were conducted Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. James Barlow officiating. Contributions in Doretta D. Hass's memory may be made to the Springwater Baptist Church, 3997 Route 15 N, Springwater NY 14560.
Doris M. Schanz
Doris M. Schanz, 83, a retired Licensed Practical Nurse, died Aug. 14, 2003 at her residence on Lakeville Road in Avon. She is survived by her sister-in-law Marjorie Schanz of California; cousins, Harlan Schanz of Honeoye, David Schanz of Indianapolis, Ind. and the Harris Family of Geneseo who loved her very much. She was born April 7, 1920 in Geneseo, the daughter of George and Marion (Passage) Schanz. She was the child care provider for the Harris Family in Geneseo for many years. She was a member of the Central Presbyterian Church of Avon. Graveside services were held Tuesday in Pine Hill Cemetery in Rush at the convenience of the family. Reference: Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Geneseo.