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Obituaries published the week of August 29, 2002
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Kristine M. Beuerlein
Kristine M. Beuerlein, 43, of 15 Case St., Mt. Morris, died Aug. 26, 2002 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born the daughter of Robert and Jean (Brooks) Beuerlein on May 6, 1959 in Dansville. She was a graduate of Mt. Morris Central School and a member of St. Patrick's Church in Mt. Morris. She is survived by her three sisters, Patricia (Charles) Cagwin of LeRoy, Nancy (Robert) Horr of South Carolina and Alice Hoffschnieder of Mt. Morris; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Jean Beuerlein. Friends called Wednesday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Rt. 408), Mt. Morris where prayers will be said Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. Patrick's Church at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Teresa House, 21 Highland Rd., Geneseo, NY 14454.
Charles Raymond Buck
Charles Raymond Buck, 88, former owner of Buck's Television Repair in York, died Aug. 24, 2002 at the Genesee County Nursing Home in Batavia. Mr. Buck had been hospitalized at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia prior to his entry into the nursing home. He is survived by one daughter, Patricia (Paul) Baube of LeRoy; one son, Charles (Geri) Buck of Rochester; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one sister, Norma Baudoin of Kingston, Ontario, Canada; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Alice McClurg Buck on Jan. 20, 1997. He was born May 25, 1914 in Bath, Ontario, Canada the son of Earl and Florence (Burley) Buck. He was a former employee of International Salt in Retsof and a former bus driver for York Central School. He was a member of the York Fire Department prior to his retirement in 1972. He and his late wife Alice then became residents of Winterhaven, Fla., where he resided until his illness. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, Inc., 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Monday. Memorials may be made to the York Fire Department, P.O. Box 95, York NY 14592. Funeral services were held Aug. 26 at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home with Rev. Joy Bergfalk of the York Baptist Church officiating. Burial, Pleasant Valley Cemetery in York.
Ruth K. Donaghue
Ruth K. Donaghue, 94, of Caledonia, died August 25, 2002 at Wyoming County Nursing Facility, Warsaw, N.Y. Ruth was born September 7, 1907 in Brockport, N.Y. to Edwin and Mae (Bruton) Duff. Ruth retired from Jello, LeRoy and was a homemaker and enjoyed euchre and bingo. She is survived by her children, Edward (Pat) Donaghue of Scottsville, Eugene Donaghue of Caledonia, James (Hazel) Donaghue of LeRoy, Bernice (Edward) Brown of Caledonia, Rita Oltmann of Caledonia, Betty (Charles) Nobles of Caledonia; 26 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Her husband, Leo M. Donaghue, daughter, Mary Jane Brooks, grandson, Robert Donaghue, and daughters-in-law, May and Elizabeth Donaghue predecease Ruth. Friends called Wednesday, at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 West Main Street, Caledonia. Her Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, 11:00 A.M. at St. Columba Church, Caledonia. Interment will be held at Mumford Rural Cemetery, Mumford. Memorials may be made to the Caledonia Ambulance, P.O. Box 1, Caledonia, NY 14423 or Hospice Family Care, 550 East Main St., Batavia, NY 14020.
John J. Foos
John Jack Foos, 81, a retired industrial arts teacher at Madison High School in Rochester, died Aug. 24, 2002 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. Foos lived on Center St. in Geneseo. He is survived by his wife Lois Brownell Foos; three stepsons, Terrance McDonald of Rochester, Timothy (Rose) McDonald of Cooperstown, Thomas McDonald of Las Vegas, Nev.; four step grandchildren, Robert Scott McDonald, Jamie Ann McDonald, Meggin (Jeremy) Sabatino and Leah Marie McDonald; one brother, Albert (Maureen) Foos Jr. of Henrietta; one sister, Rita Marie (Walter) Rawlings of Albany; and many nieces and nephews. He was born Aug. 22, 1921 in Rochester, the son of Albert and Theresa (Schuler) Foos Sr. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II enlisting on Aug. 18, 1942 in Rochester, and was honorably discharged on Feb. 10, 1946 at Ft. Dix, N.J. He flew numerous missions during the war as a radio operator on C-47 planes. He was awarded the American Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He was a graduate of Buffalo State University where he received both his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees. He went on to teach Industrial Arts, retiring from Madison High School in Rochester in 1980. He was a member of VFW Post 1246. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the Geneseo Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 428, Geneseo NY 14454. Funeral Mass was held Aug. 28 at St. Mary's Church in Geneseo with Father Daniel McMullin officiating. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo with Full Military Honors.
Anita L. Foster
Anita L. Foster, age 43, of Livonia Center Road, died Saturday, August 24, 2002 at F. F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua. She was born the daughter of George and Loraye Lee Boyd on November 22, 1958 in Orange, CA. She was employed at Shank's Enterprises in Lima. She is survived by her children, Joseph (Amy) Foster of Honeoye, Joshua Luther of Livonia; granddaughter Lilyann L. Foster of Honeoye; sisters Linda (Monte) Slay of CA, Pat (Art) Willard, ID, Loretta (Terry) White of ID, Bev (Ray) Davis of CA, Betty (Dave) Goodwin of CA, Ron Thatcher of ID, Bob (Julie) Boyd of Washington. Several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Wednesday, 7-9 pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. where funeral services will held at 11 am with the Rev. Lauri Craig officiating. Burial Oak Ridge Cemetery, Lima. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Sands Cancer Center, 360 Parish Street, Canandaigua, NY 14487.
Catherine Kingston Freeman
Catherine Kingston Freeman of Cobleskill, died Aug. 23, 2002 at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany. Mrs. Freeman was born in Geneseo and was the daughter of Walter M. and Regina (Powers) Kingston. She was a graduate of the SUNY Geneseo. She was an elementary school teacher for several schools and substituted in the former Cobleskill Central School system for 19 years. Mrs. Freeman was a communicant of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church and a former member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Hospital Auxiliary, the Cobleskill Golf and Country Club, the Cobleskill Garden Club, The Schoharie County Bluebird Society, and was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society. Catherine was the beloved wife of George Freeman of Cobleskill, whom she married on June 27, 1959. She is survived by three daughter, Regina (Julio) Mazzoli of Plymouth, MI, Susan (Patrick) Flanagan of Novi, MI, Nancy (Randall) Gunther of Richmondville, N.Y.; her brothers and sisters, Mary Jean Herberger of Hilton Head, S.C., Walter Kingston of Geneseo, Ceil Becker of Buffalo, Carol Coyne and Teresa Coyne of Avon, George Kingston of Albion; six grandchildren, Katherine and Kelly Flanagan, Peter and Lauren Mazzoli, Robert and Nicholas Gunther and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by a son, Walter Freeman and her sister Helen Pat Kingston. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Aug. 27 at St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, Washington Heights, Cobleskill, N.Y. with the Rev. Thomas F. Berardi as celebrant. Friends called Aug. 25 at the Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home in Cobleskill. Burial, Cobleskill Rural Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1450 Western Ave., Room 101, Albany NY 12203.
Glenn R. Gamrod
Glenn R. Gamrod, age 44, of West Lake Road died Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born the son of Richard and Emma Gamrod on November 10, 1957 in Canandaigua. He was owner and operator of Gamrod Restaurant in Honeoye and was also a caterer. He was a member and very active in Eagle Lodge #619 F & AM in Honeoye, The Shriners and the Rochester Consistory. He was predeceased by his father, Dick in 1993. He is survived by his beloved friend, Marcia, his brother Richard (Laurie) Gamrod; nieces Alexandra, Victoria; nephew McAndrew Gamrod; aunt, Mary Gamrod, all of Honeoye; cousins Robert (Pat) Uderitz of Canadice, Trudy (Jerry) Carr of Rush, Mary Ann (Gary) Shaw of Farmington, Carol Gamrod of Honeoye, Trudy Jensen of Dresden, Brian Uderitz, Jason and Jennifer Carr. Friends called Friday, 2-4, 7-9 at the Honeoye United Church of Christ, where Funeral Services were held Saturday with Rev. Brian Krause officiating. Burial Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Shriner's Children's Hospital at Strong or the Honeoye United Church of Christ. Arrangements by the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Honeoye.
Horace C. Hazelton
Horace C. Hazelton, 78, of Wheatland, died Aug. 23, 2002 at his home in Wheatland. Horace was born May 25, 1924 in Pierpont, N.Y. to Howard and Bessie (Bradish) Hazelton. He was a registered nurse for the Rochester Psychiatric Center for 33 years. Horace served in World War II as a fighter pilot. He enjoyed hunting, camping, traveling, and his grandchildren. He was a member of the Matthew Cleary Post, Caledonia, the Caledonia Senior Citizens, and the Wesleyan Church of Avon. Horace is survived by his wife, Madeline Hazelton of Wheatland; daughters and sons-in-law, Jo (Fay) Barratt of Leicester, Barbara (Daniel) Scutt of York, Joyce (Stephen) Scutt of Limerock, Cynthia (Sim) Kilpatrick of Mumford, Patricia (Jim) Aierle of Dannemora, N.Y.; son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Beverly Hazelton of Wheatland; 21 grandchildren; sister, Ester Peck of Ellenburg, N.Y. His daughter, Donna Hulme and granddaughters, Rebecca and Natale Hulme predecease Horace. Friends called Sunday at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 West Main St., Caledonia. His Funeral Service was held Monday, at the Wesleyan Church of Avon, 300 Genesee St., in Avon. A private interment was held. Memorials may be made to the Wesleyan Church of Avon or the First Baptist Church, Dakin Street, Mumford, NY 14511.
William J. LaFave
William J. LaFave, Wiggie. 78, died August 24, 2002 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. William was born August 26, 1923 in Rochester to William J. and Margaret (McGowan) LaFave. He retired from Eastman Kodak, Rochester as a paper maker and served in World War II. William was a member of the United Presbyterian Stone Church, Caledonia. He is survived by his wife; Marjorie (Ryal) LaFave of Caledonia; sons and daughter-in-law; Michael LaFave, Richard and Eileen LaFave; daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Gary Matteson, all of Caledonia; four granddaughters; Monica (James) VanHorn, Amber, Tammy and Michelle Matteson; brother, Albert (Mary Jane) LaFave; several nieces and nephews. Friends were invited to attend his Funeral Service, Aug. 27 at the United Presbyterian Stone Church, 3177 Church St., Caledonia. Interment was held at Mumford Rural Cemetery, Mumford. Memorials may be made to the United Presbyterian Stone Church or Pallative Care Unit c/o Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642.
Christine V. Landino
Christine V. Landino, 88, of Atlanta, N.Y., passed away Aug. 19, 2002 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. She was born Oct. 21, 1913, in Avoca, N.Y. the daughter of Frank and Rosa (Calliotti) Lorenzo. She resided her entire life in the Avoca-Atlanta area. Christine enjoyed 66 years of marriage with Leslie Landino. They were joined in marriage March 14, 1936 at St. Joseph's Church in Wayland. She dearly loved her family and this was evident as she treated each member with a kindness and caring that will be greatly missed. One of Christine's fondest moments was traveling back to her parents birthplace in Italy. She enjoyed this trip with her son John and daughter-in-law Rosie. She was also a communicant of St. Januarius Church in Naples, N.Y. She was predeceased by two brothers, Victor and Vincent Lorenzo, and two sisters, Mary and Sarah Lorenzo. She is survived by her loving husband Leslie; three sons, Joseph (Gloria) Landino of Columbia, N.C., John (RoseMarie) Landino of Wayland, Charles (Barbara) Landino of Westford, Mass.; two sisters, Bettina Rinz of Trenton, N.J., Olga Hoag of Rocky Mt., N.C.; two brothers, Lawrence (Edwina) Lorenzo of Penfield, N.Y., Francis (Ester) Lorenzo of Springwater; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family called Thursday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland. A prayer service was conducted for Christine Friday at the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Januarius Catholic Church, 180 N. Main St., Naples, N.Y. with Father Stephen Kraus officiating. Interment, St. Joseph's Cemetery in Wayland. Contributions in Christine's name may be made to St. Joseph's School, 209 Fremont St., Wayland NY 14572.
Carolyn O. (Robinson) Martini
Carolyn O. (Robinson) Martini, age 72, of Partridge Corners Road, Conesus, died Saturday, August 24, 2002 at her home. She was born the daughter of Claude and Alice R. Putzig Robinson on April 29, 1930 in Rochester, NY. She was predeceased by her son, Dutch in 2001. She is survived by her children James (Susanne) Kretchmer of Conesus, Charleen (John) Hill of Livonia; 18 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; sisters Betty Campbell of AZ, Veda (Ron) Walek of AZ; brother Claude (Shirley) Robinson of CA. Several nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Friends may attend services at the Family Home, 5471 Partridge Corners Road, Conesus, September 21, 2002 at 1 pm. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Conesus Fire Department or to the Livingston County Hospice Fund. Arrangements by the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc.
Dolores Schmidt Prinzi
Dolores Schmidt (Gramma D) Prinzi, 65, of 301 S. Lackawanna St., Wayland, died peacefully at her home Aug. 21, 2002. She was born Jan. 15, 1937 in Rochester, the daughter of Charles and Winifred (Wall) Brooks. After spending her early years in the Rochester area Dolores moved to Wayland where she has resided for the majority of her life. Dolores enjoyed employment as a clerk at Carpet Etcetera. She is predeceased by her husband, Nick Prinzi in 1997 and her sister Phyllis Conese in 2002. She is survived by two daughters, Diane (John) Cannon of Hornell and Lois (Richard) Carey of Wayland; two sons, Carl (Janelle) Schmidt of Dansville and Edgar Schmidt of Wayland; two stepsons, Phil (Janice) Prinzi of Chicago, Ill. and Charles (Pam) Prinzi of Wayland; 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Friends and family called Friday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Wayland.
Leona G. Whaley
Leona G. Whaley, 86, of Honeoye, died Aug. 24, 2002, at St. John's Home in Rochester. She was born April 15, 1916 in Pembroke, N.Y. the daughter of Arthur Howland and Samantha Houseknecht. She was a member of the Honeoye Senior Citizens Club. Leona was predeceased by her husband Ernest Whaley. She is survived by her children, Barbara (Michael) Murphy of Rush, Marjorie (Kenneth) Trank of Dundee, Cliff (Pat) Whaley of Henrietta, Ernest (Cathie) Whaley of Caledonia, and Thomas Whaley of Newark; two sisters, Lillian (Robert) Owen of Hobe Sound, Fla. and Marion (Robert) Stabell of Virginia; 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Service were held on Wednesday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15 in Livonia. Burial, Pine Hill Cemetery in Rush. Memorials may be made to the Richmond Ambulance Fund, Honeoye NY 14471.