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Obituaries published the week of September 5, 2002
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Dorathea A. Floyd
Dorathea A. Floyd, 90, died on Aug. 21, 2002 at her home in Avon. She was born on July 20, 1912 in Canton, Ohio the daughter of Andrew Reitschky and Augustive Reitschky. She was retired from the Avon Inn, and an elder and life long member of the First Presbyterian Church in Avon, past matron and member of the Avon Eastern Star. She was predeceased by her husband, John E. Floyd in 1986 and daughter Patricia Culbertson in 1977. She is survived by four grandchildren, Alan (Susan) Culbertson of Greece, N.Y., Cathy (Ron) Russell of Avon, Joan (Ed Bermel) Culbertson of Virginia, Dody (Jim) McKechney of Avon; two great grandchildren, Jeffrey Wright and Matthew Wright, both of Avon; son-in-law Wayne (Charlotte) Culbertson of Clearwater, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. Her Memorial Service was held at the First Presbyterian Church of Avon, East Avon, with Rev. Dr. Thomas Taylor officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Patricia Floyd Culbertson Memorial Fund, c/o First Presbyterian Church of Avon, 5605 East Avon-Lima Rd., Avon NY 14414 or the Livingston County Hospice Fund, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510 in her memory. Interment, Portageville Cemetery. Arrangements by the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Avon.
Kenneth E. Rohlfing
Kenneth F. Rohlfing, 45, a software engineer for the Sutherland Group in Rochester, died suddenly Aug. 28, 2002 at Conesus Lake as the result of a boating accident. Mr. Rohlfing and his family resided on West Lake Road and were previously from Henrietta. He is survived by his wife and best friend Sandra Richards Rohlfing; children, Leah Burkhart, Katelyn Burkhart, Austin Rohlfing and Connor Rohlfing; mother, Marge Rohlfing of Keuka Lake; sister, Linda (Victor) Garatea of Rochester, Jeanne (Steve) Hutchinson of Everson, Pa.; brother, Thomas Rohlfing of Rochester; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Michael and Edna Richards of Tampa, Fla.; sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws, Michele (David) Spath of Webster, Steven (Melinda) Richards of Rochester; aunt and uncle, Estelle and Robert Roessle of Long Island, N.Y.; seven nephews; special friend Jack Burke; and many loving friends. He was predeceased by his father Henry Rohlfing. He was born July 26, 1957 in Rochester the son of Henry and Margretta (Seiser) Rohlfing. He was a Lacrosse coach in the Livingston County Lacrosse League as well as the Rochester Leagues. He was an avid downhill skier as well as an avid boater. Memorial may be made to the YMCA Camp Cory, c/o John Nelson, 612 Surrey Hill Rd., Rochester NY 14623. A Celebration of Ken's life was held Sept. 2 at Long Point Park on Conesus Lake in Geneseo. Interment, Lakeview Cemetery in Groveland. Arrangements by Rector-Hicks Funeral Home in Geneseo.
Dorothy J. Rossborough
Dorothy J. Rossborough, 74, died on Aug. 28, 2002 at her home in Geneseo. She was born on Jan. 30, 1928 in Avon the daughter of William and Marie (Babcock) Orman. She retired from SUNY Geneseo and enjoyed being with her many friends. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Harold (J.R.); her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Roy Ellis of Leicester; her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Sharon Rossborough of Bloomfield; three grandchildren, Chad (Katie), Bobbie Lee (Zack), Bill (Jill); one great grandson, Tyler; sisters, Ruby Greer and Florence Orman; several nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Stephenson Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. on Thursday, 350 Genesee St. in Avon where her Funeral Service was held Friday. Interment, Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to Livingston County Hospice, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510 or Woman's Service Fund, c/o The Highland Foundation, 1000 South Ave., Box 40, Rochester NY 14620.
Kenneth Paul Salter
Kenneth Paul Salter, age 23 days, of 3749 Cluny Point, Lakeville entered into eternal peace on Aug. 30, 2002 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born the son of Michael and Barbara (DeMartinis) Salter on Aug. 7, 2002 in Rochester. He is survived by his parents Michael S. and Barbara K. Salter; two sisters, Katherine and Lyndsey Salter of Livonia; and brother Sean Garvey of Canandaigua; grandparents, Kimball and Shirley DeMartinis of Honeoye Falls, Judith Salter of Rush; great grandmother Lucille Sanderson of Livonia; many aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends. He was predeceased by his paternal great-grandfather Kenneth E. Sanderson and maternal great grandfather Paul E. DeMartinis. Friends called Tuesday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 21 Big Tree St. (Routes 15 & 20A), Livonia where a memorial service will be held Wednesday at 3pm with the Rev. Edward Kennedy officiating. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Geneseo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Children's Hospital at Strong, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642
Darwin S. Schoonover
Darwin S. Schoonover, 87, of 4542 Clay St., Hemlock, died Aug. 30, 2002, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born on June 2, 1915, the son of Willard and Mabel (Stone) Schoonover in Rochester. He was a graduate of Hemlock High School and SUNY at Alfred. He was Chaplain, Commissioner and lifetime member of the Hemlock Fire Department, Master of the Hemlock Grange, Past State Deputy of New York State Grange, member of National Grange; past trustee of Hemlock Lake Union Agriculture Society. He was an Elder and Sunday School Treasurer of the First Presbyterian Church of Livonia, trustee of Union Cemetery. He retired from Livonia Central School in 1982. He is survived by his wife Frances Beach Schoonover; four children, Brenda (Richard) Noble of LeRoy, John (Tamara) Schoonover of Pavilion, Thomas (Cathy) Schoonover of Warner Robins, Ga. and Kenneth (Laura) Schoonover of Livonia; 10 grandchildren, Scott, Laura, Timothy and Zachery Noble of LeRoy, Tyler, Trevor, Jacob and Noah Schoonover of Pavilion, Sean and Seth Schoonover of Livonia; two step-grandchildren, Cory and Jeffrey Sabins of Cohocton; sister, Mary (Robert) Durst of Daytona Beach, Fla.; niece, Dawn (David) True of Bremen, Ala. and nephew, Peter (Laurie) Teeter of Tampa, Fla. He was predeceased by his parents, Willard and Mabel Schoonover. Friends called Saturday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 21 Big Tree St. in Livonia Funeral services were held Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church of Livonia, Route 20A, Livonia Center with the Rev. Robert Kaiser officiating. Burial, Union Cemetery in Livonia. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Livonia, 3836 Richmond Mills Rd., Livonia Center NY 14488 or the Hemlock Fire Department, 7375 Al Sharpe Ave., Hemlock NY 14466.