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Obituaries published the week of September 1, 2005
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Paul E. Bailor
Paul E. Bailor, 79 of 37 Oak St. in Geneseo, died Aug. 23, 2005 at home. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Doris; son David; and a daughter Dorothy Duran; three granddaughters, Tiffany (Michael) DiPerna, Susan and Stacy Bailor; three great grandchildren, Michaela, Nathan and Caleb DiPerna; one brother Walter (Mary Louise); brothers-in-law, Floyd (Beverly) and Kenneth (Norma) Embling; several nieces and nephews. Paul spent his 79 years on this earth working most all the time as a farmer, truck driver, maintenance and groundskeeper at the college, security guard at York Central School, over 40 years as night security at Hemlock Fair, driver and on traffic control with the Geneseo Fire Department. Most of all he volunteered as an auxiliary policeman under Sheriffs Welch and Kane. Paul was in Civil Defense as an amphibious duck driver under V. S. Alison Jr. He served in the Army prior to the Korean War. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Odd Fellows in Avon. The family received friends at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Saturday, followed by a Memorial Service with Rev. Beth Godfrey officiating. Burial, Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the Livingston County Hospice, Livingston County Campus Bldg. #2, Mt. Morris NY 14510.
Barbara Joan Battaglia
Barbara Joan Battaglia, 73, of 17 Elm St. in Geneseo, died Aug. 27, 2005 at the Teresa House in Geneseo. She was born the daughter of Graham Bryant and Lillian (Fuller) Bryant on Dec. 28, 1931 in St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada. She was predeceased by her parents, her husbands, Sebastian Conti and Carmine Battaglia. She is survived by her children, Regina (Richard) Reeves of Vestavia, Ala., Mary Celeste (Joseph) Estes, of Vestavia, Ala, Michael (Susan) Conti of Gardendale, Ala., and Barbara M. Battaglia of Geneseo; five grandchildren, Christopher Ivey, Jake Estes, Tyler Estes, Benjamin Reeves and Ashton Battaglia; one sister Heather (Michael) Sweet of Fredericksburg, Va.; additional siblings and several nieces, nephews and cousins and many dear friends. As per Barbara's request, no prior calling hours. Funeral Mass was held Wednesday at St. Mary's Church in Geneseo with Rev. Patrick Connor officiating. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Livingston-Wyoming ARC, 18 Main St., Mt. Morris 14510 or Geneseo Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 428, Geneseo NY 14454.
Norman J. Corriveau
U.S. Army veteran
Norman J. Corriveau, 76, of 11 Ivy Lane in Geneseo, died Aug. 24, 2005 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born Feb. 13, 1929 in Hartford, Conn. the son of Edmund Corriveau and Rosa Jacques. He was retired from the International Paper Company in Preque Isle. He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Geneseo. He was a U.S. Army sergeant, veteran of the Korean Conflict serving from 1951-1957. He is survived by his wife Jeannine; five children, Kathleen (Jeff) Green of Canandaigua, Susan of Greece, N.Y., Brenda of Chili, Marc (Kimberly) of Bangor, ME and Karen (Paul) Bradley of Mumford; 10 grandchildren; one sister, Irene (Ric) Morin of New Hampshire; 2 great aunts; one great uncle; several nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Funeral Mass was held Aug. 27 at St. Mary's Church in Geneseo with Rev. Joe Marcoux officiating. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery.
Norma Lillian (Smith) Dimmick, 86, of 40 S. Church St. in Nunda, died Aug. 24, 2005 at her home surrounded by her nieces. She was born the daughter of Leon and Clara (Lewis) Smith on Sept. 21, 1918 in Canandaigua. Prior to her retirement she was employed at Stromberg-Carlson in Rochester. She was active in the Trinity Church of Nunda. She was predeceased by her husband Raymond and a beloved sister Evelyn Shutt. She is survived by her nieces, Sherrie Foster, Gail (Matt) Berger, Vicki (Bob) Abbey, Maxine Murray and many great nieces and great nephews. Friends called Friday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408) in Mt. Morris. Graveside services, held privately for the family at Pittsford Cemetery. A memorial service was held Saturday at the Trinity Church of Nunda followed by a reception at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Women's Association of Trinity Church of Nunda, 30 East St., Nunda NY 14517 or the Livingston County Hospice, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510. Condolences may be emailed to the JohnWMartinFH @aol.com
Frances M. Drago
Frances M. Marie Drago, 87, of 41 Mt. Morris Road, Leicester, died Aug. 25, 2005 at Rochester General Hospital. She was born the daughter of Benjamin and Ruby (Adams) Porter on July 31, 1918 in Bristol Center NY. She was a graduate of the Highland School of Nursing in Rochester. Prior to her retirement in 1981 she was employed as a Registered Nurse at Craig Developmental Center in Sonyea and the TB Hospital in Mt. Morris. She attended the Leicester Presbyterian Church and CSEA. She is survived by her son Timothy (Sandy) of Denver, Colorado; several cousins including Art Elliott of Victor and many dear friends. She was predeceased by her son Gary in 1986. No prior calling. Memorial Services were held Monday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris with Rev. Lucille Kane officiating. Interment Leicester Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Gary Drago Memorial Scholarship Fund, C/O York Central School, PO Box 102, Retsof NY 14539. Condolences may be emailed to JohnWMartinFH@aol.com
Kathryn Maxwell, 85, of 3977 Lakeville-Groveland Road, Geneseo, died Aug. 26, 2005 at her home. She was born the daughter of Charles and Sara (Walls) McCallion on Feb. 26, 1920 in Geneseo. She was a member of the Lakeville United Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Robert; three sons, John (Nancy), Donald (Sylvia) and Ronald (Valerie) Maxwell, all of Geneseo; five grandchildren, Diana, Andrea, Carlton, Charles and Kevin Maxwell, all of Geneseo; many nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Graveside services will be held Sept. 4 at Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo at 1 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 2 p.m. at the Lakeville United Church of Christ with the Rev. Deborah Roof officiating. Memorials may be made to the Lakeville United Church of Christ or the Livingston County Hospice. Arrangements by the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 21 Big Tree St. (Routes 15 & 20A), Livonia. Condolences may be emailed to KevinDoughertyFH@aol.com
Roland H. Neureiter
U.S.Air Force veteran
Roland H. Neureiter, 71, of Webster City, Iowa, died unexpectedly August 22, 2005, at his home. Son of Paul and Pearl Hessler Neureiter, Roland was born July 16, 1934, in Macomb, Illinois. At an early age, he moved with his family to Geneseo. He attended Geneseo schools and graduated from Geneseo Central School in 1952. As a boy growing up, he was always interested in cars and agriculture. In his teenage years, he worked with many farmers and fruit growers around Geneseo and often hung out with mechanics at local garages. A favorite pastime was working on ModelT engines. He even had several ModelT Fords that ran. After finishing high school, he was employed by U.S. Steel in Gary, Indiana, as an apprentice electrician. He had also worked for a year on his aunt's farm in Montana. In 1955, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He had a series of assignments around the United States, but much of his career was spent on aircraft maintenance in the Far East, especially Japan and Korea. During the Vietnam War, he served for an extended period in a completely unpublicized operation in Laos. He retired from the Air Force in 1975 with the rank of Master Sergeant and was the recipient of several service awards and decorations. After working for a number of years in the crop dusting business in Louisiana, he moved to Webster City. On September 18, 1993, he married Doris M. Pahl at the Country Relic Village's Little Saratoga Church. The couple resided on a farm 7 miles south of Webster City. Roland is survived by his wife, Doris; stepsons and step-daughter-in-law, Steve Pahl and John and Marcia Pahl, all of Webster City; step-grandchildren, Adam, Josi Rachel, Emily and Natalie Pahl; and step-great-grand-daughter, Kendzior Marie Morton. Also surviving are his brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Georgine Neureiter of Arlington, VA; sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Neil Seely of Rochester, NY; three nephews, Paul Neureiter, of Arlington, VA, Reid Neureiter, of Denver, CO, and Kirk Neureiter, of Tokyo, Japan and one niece, Tara Neureiter Goss, of Boston, MA. Roland had a great interest in motor sports, reading novels and spending time in the timber trimming trees and sawing firewood. He was a member of the Early Ford V-8 Club of America and the 1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum of Geneseo. A very kind and caring person, Roland would visit with anyone on any topic, current or past. He was always able to find humor in the worst of situations. Most of all he loved his grandchildren and enjoyed being a grandpa. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Roland's body was cremated, and a memorial service was held in Webster City, where interment will take place at the family's convenience.
Howard E. Overton Jr.
Howard E. Overton Jr., 64, of 5 Ivy Lane in Geneseo, died Aug. 26, 2005 at St. Mary's Hospital Hospice Care Unit in Rochester. He was born in Walterboro, S.C. Nov. 22, 1940 the son of Howard E. Overton Sr. and Naomi Friday. He was a graduate of Walterboro High School and attended College in South Carolina. He was a former member of the musicians union of N.Y.C. for 40 years and a well known drummer. He is survived by his companion Deloris Johnson of Geneseo; five children, Cathy, Pamela, Donna, Keia and Howard Overton III; one sister, Carol Wilson of Long Island City, N.Y.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. No prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Michael's Church with Rev. Mark Lattime officiating. Interment, St. Michael's Urn Garden. Memorials may be made to St. Michael's Church, 23 Main St., Geneseo NY 14454.