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Obituaries published the week of August 30, 2001
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In Memoriam

Jerry Armand

Jerry Armand, 83, of 3358 East Lake Road, Livonia, died Aug. 22, 2001 at the Avon Nursing Home after a long illness. He was born on Jan. 1, 1918 in Rochester. Prior to his retirement in 1993 he was a self employed carpenter in the Rochester area for many years. Jerry, with his brothers Alfred and Vincent served in World War II, Jerry was in the Navy and his brothers were in the Air Force. He is survived by his beloved Eleanor Murtaugh of Livonia; brother Vincent B. Armand and sister-in-law Ann C. Armand both of Florida; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Alfred Armand. No prior calling. Services and interment to be held for the family at Trinity Gardens, New Port Richey, Fl. at a future date. Arrangements by the KEVIN W. DOUGHERTY FUNERAL HOME, INC. Livonia.

Louise A. Barton

Louise A. Barton, 93, a retired accounting supervisor for the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo, died Aug. 23, 2001, at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. Mrs. Barton was a resident of the Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo and previously resided on East South St. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Jean Coles of Florida; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert on Jan. 20, 1985. She was born May 31, 1908 in the town of Wheatland, N.Y., the daughter of Frederick and Emma (Mews) Hass. She was a member of the Geneseo United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility Activities Fund, 4223 Lakeville Rd., Geneseo NY 14454 or Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1650 South Ave., Rochester NY 14620. No prior calling hours. Memorial services will be held, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001 at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Geneseo with the Rev. Nadine Graham officiating. Graveside services were held Tuesday in the Oatka Cemetery, Scottsville, N.Y. Arrangements by Rector Hicks Funeral Home Inc., 111 Main St. in Geneseo.

Raymond C. Conrad Sr.

Raymond C. Conrad Sr., 88, of 7873 N. Main St., Springwater, died Aug. 22, 2001, at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. He was born May 4, 1913, in Springwater the son of Raymond and Ellen Conrad residing his early life in Springwater. He also resided in Chicago, Ill. and Worcester, Mass. prior to returning to Springwater in 1982. Prior to retiring in 1965 he was a truck driver with Spector Freight of Worcester, Mass. He also was a Sr. Companion D.D.S.O. out of the Geneseo area for 17 years. He is survived by the love of his life, Beatrice Greenleaf; five sons, Edward (Pat) Conrad of Columbus, Ohio, Floyd (Bernie) Conrad of Wayland, Ray (Jan) Conrad of Canton, Ohio, Raymond Conrad Jr. of Delaware, R.I. and William Conrad of Plainsfield, Ill.; six daughters, Ann (Duke) Beichele of Warren, Mich., Mary (Cliff) Black of Wayland, Connierae Grzembski of South Bridge, Mass., Hope Williams of South Bridge, Mass., Ellen Conrad of Connecticut and Dorothy Chickeren of South Bridge, Mass.; one brother, Clare (Florence) Conrad of Zena, Ohio; one sister, Yvonne Graft of Fairport; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland.

James R. Cunningham

James R. Cunningham, 66, a professor emeritus at Burlington County College (New Jersey), where he had taught for nearly three decades, died of sepsis Aug. 3, 2001, at Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center in Camden, N.J. He lived in Medford, N.J. for the last 30 years. He was born in Rochester and raised in Caledonia. Mr. Cunningham was an English professor at Burlington County College until retiring in 1999. “He was a very rigorous, demanding teacher...He loved what he was doing whether teaching composition or literature,” said Chuck Swannell, also a longtime English professor at the college. From 1964 to 1970, he was a professor at SUNY Fredonia. He graduated from Niagara University in 1957. He received his mater's degree in English literature from St. John's University in Jamaica, N.Y. and did postgraduate work at the University of Buffalo. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Margaret Shannon Cunningham; a son, Paul S.; daughters Christy E. LeValley and Laura K. Oattes; and six grandchildren. Friends called Aug. 18 at the Bradley Funeral Home in Marlton, N.J. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, 706 Haddonfield Rd., Cherry Hill, N.J. 08002. There will be a memorial mass for Mr. Cunningham on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 8 a.m. at St. Columba Church in Caledonia.

Joan W. Drury

Joan W. Drury, 69, of Mt. Morris, died Aug. 27, 2001 She was predeceased by her husband Donald in 1993. She is survived by her son Roy (Dawn) Drury of North Chili; two grandchildren, Khristina and Jonathon, both of North Chili; one sister Suzanne (Wilfred) Bush of Alpine; one brother Samuel Pylkas of Ithaca; nieces, nephews and many dear friends including Barbara Wilkins of Hilton. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the JOHN W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 37 Chapel St. (Rt. 408), Mt. Morris. Funeral services to be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the United Church of Mt. Morris with the Rev. Carin Farmer officiating. Burial, Mt. Morris Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the United Church of Mt. Morris, 24 State St., Mt. Morris NY 14510.

Jill Grant

Jill Grant, age 44 of Caledonia died August 16, 2001 at GRHCA St. Mary's Hospital, Hospice in Rochester after a short illness. She was born February 9, 1957 in Norwich, England to Edward and Doreen (Ryder) Baker. Jill worked for the Visiting Nurse Service in Webster. In 1994, at a ceremony held in Albany, Jill was awarded as the Health Aide of the Year. Her family and many friends will miss her great sense of humor and wit. She is survived by her daughter, Amy Grant of Caledonia, mother Doreen Harber of England; sisters, Linda Starling and Susan Willis, both of England; mother-in-law and father-in-law; Ronald and Ann Grant of Caledonia, niece, Carrie Webb and nephew, Neil Willis of England; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Ronald and Denise Grant of Caledonia, Terry and Mary Grant of York, Tim and Heather Grant of SC, former spouse, Larry Grant, of SC; nieces and nephews, David and Allison Grant, Danny and Ashley Grant, three great nieces. Friends called Sunday, 7-9 PM only at the Alhart Funeral Home in Caledonia. Her Funeral Service was held Monday at the First Presbyterian Church. Officiated by Reverend Nancy Reinert. Interment was held at Mumford Rural Cemetery in Mumford, NY. Memorials may be made to the family or GRHCA Hospice, 70 Metro Park, Rochester, NY 14623.

Patricia G. Kern

Patricia G. Kern, 43, of 6985 Canadice Lake Road, Canadice, died suddenly Aug. 24, 2001 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. She was born the daughter of Stanley and Grace (Goetzmann) Kern on June 23, 1958 in Poughkeepsie, N. Y. She was employed at the Wayland Shurfine in Wayland as manager of the Gasoline Department. She is survived by her three children, DeAnna M. Burrous of Wayland, Cory E. Burrous and Brandice L. Hill, both of Canadice; mother Grace G. Kern of Canandaigua; father Stanley Kern of Kingston; two sisters, Nancy (Robert) Harding of Virginia and Heather (Brian) Kennedy of Princetown, N.Y.; four brothers, David Drews of Lake Katrine, N.Y., Brian (Jackie) Kern of Kingston, Master Sergeant Jeffrey (Sandi) Kern of Ohio and Justin Kern of Kingston; several nieces and nephews and many dear friends including John Hill of Canadice. Friends may call Friday 6-8pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 21 Big Tree St. (Routes 15 & 20A) in Livonia. Graveside service to be held Saturday at 10 am at Lakeview Cemetery, West Lake Road, Honeoye, NY. Memorials to S.A.V.E.S., C/O Springwater Fire Department, Springwater, NY 14560.

Lillian E. Kritz

Lillian E. Kritz, 89, of Avon, died Aug. 18, 2001, at the Thompson Continuing Care Center in Canandaigua. She was born July 21, 1912, in Lurgan, Ireland, the daughter of James Mawhinney and Elizabeth (Patterson) Mawhinney. She was retired as a secretary from Fetter Corporation in Buffalo. She was a member of the Women's Benefit Life Association, and a foster grandparent at Avon Central School until 1993. In the 1920s, at the age of 3, she and her parents emigrated from Ireland to Toronto, Canada, after which she came to the United States and became a citizen. She was predeceased by two brothers, Thomas and Douglas Mawhinney and two sisters, Etta Moise and Irene Sullivan. She is survived by two daughter and sons-in-law, Irene (Owen) Bowers of Avon, Carol (Walter) Kardell of St. Louis, MO; son and daughter-in-law, Arnold (Candy) Johnson of Greensboro, N.C.; one brother, William Mawhinney of Toronto; 12 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Her Funeral Mass was held at St. Agnes Church in Avon. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the Thompson Continuing Care Center, Canandaigua NY in her memory. Interment, St. Agnes Cemetery in Avon. Arrangements by the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., in Avon.

Marion E. LiFeber

Marion E. LiFeber, 89, of 2622 Popular Hill Road, Lima died Aug. 27, 2001, at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home in Livonia. She was born on Feb. 5, 1912 in Lima, the daughter of Arnold and Martha (Gilmore) Whaley. She was predeceased by her husband Carlyle in 1998. She is survived by daughters, Carolyn (Robert) Brisbane of Lima and Helen (Joseph) LiFeber-Rosener of New York City; two grandchildren, Robert Brisbane and Linda (Steve Paciocco), both of Lima; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends called Wednesday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. 21 Big Tree St. (Routes 15 & 20A) in Livonia. Graveside services to be held Thursday at 2 pm at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Lima. Memorials may be made to one's favorite charity.

Katherene Monson-Rogers

Katherene “Kay” Monson-Rogers, 87, of Avon, died on Aug. 18, 2001 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. She was born July 21, 1914 in Wade, Maine, the daughter of William Kinney and Mary (Boxwell) Kinney. She was a member of the Avon XYZ Club and the Avon Central Presbyterian Church. She was predeceased by two husbands, Stanley Monson and Roland Rogers, and a son, Elwood Stephen Monson. She is survived by four daughter and sons-in-law, Joan (Elwin) Jourden of Livonia, Glenna (Alan) Rodell of Rochester, Eva (Roger) Bennett of Oceanside, Calif., Opal Gage of Oceanside, Calif; two sons and daughter-in-law, Laurel (Phyllis) Monson of Oceanside, Calif., Peter (Mary Kay O'Grady) of Lima; two sisters and brother-in-law, Nancy Faulkner of Washburn, ME, Bessie (Vernie) Faulkner of Washburn, ME; 20 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Geneseo. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in her memory. Interment, Avon Cemetery in Avon. Arrangements by the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Avon.

Lawrence C. Taft

Lawrence C. “Butch” Taft, 59, a forklift operator for Comstock Foods in LeRoy, where he worked prior to his illness, died Aug. 23, 2001, at his residence on York Road West in York. He is survived by his wife Ruth Ann; son Steven Taft; daughter Tawny (Todd) Kelledy; grandchildren, Heather, Steven and Kelley Taft, Hunter and Garrett Kelledy; brother, David Taft; many additional relatives and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Clinton Taft and his mother Helena Lennox and his sister Marge Burrows. He was born April 27, 1942, in Warsaw, N.Y., the son of Clinton and Helena (Lennox) Taft. Butch was a member of the Mumford Baptist Church and the York Fire Department. He was also a member of the York-Leicester Field Day Association. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home on Saturday. Funeral services were held Aug. 26 at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home in Geneseo with Rev. Tom Vickers of the Mumford Baptist Church and Rev. Joy Bergfalk of the York Baptist Church co-officiating. Burial, Pleasant Valley Cemetery in York. Memorials to the family at 2370 York Rd. West, Piffard NY 14533.

Clyde K. Moyer

Clyde K. “Kermit” Moyer, 69, of 105 Geneva St., Bath, formerly of Mt. Morris, died Aug. 27, 2001 at the Bath Veterans Hospital. He was born the son of Howard and Hilda (Buchinger) Moyer on Feb. 10, 1932 in Mt. Morris. He was a Veteran of the Navy during the Korean Conflict from 1950 to 1954. He was a member of the Bath American Legion Post and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge in San Francisco, Calif. and the Shriners in Rochester. He is survived by his brother Phillip (Jeannine) Moyer of Wayland; sister Helen Johnston of Perry, Aunt Madeline Moyer of Mt. Morris; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents Howard and Hilda Moyer. Friends may call Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the JOHN W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 37 Chapel Street (Route 408), Mt. Morris where funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Peg Kaleh officiating. Burial, Leicester Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either the Bath VA Volunteer Services C/O Substance Abuse or the Bath American Legion Post.