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Obituaries published the week of September 20, 2001
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In Memoriam

Joseph Bellanca

Joseph Bellanca, 96, a retired mechanic and bus driver for Geneseo Schools, where he worked during the 1950s and 1960s, died Sept. 12, 2001 at Batavia Nursing Home in Batavia. Mr. Bellanca lived in Geneseo prior to his entry into the Nursing Home. He is survived by three daughters, Gertrude Penepent of Batavia, Margaret (Samuel) Vangalio of Geneseo, Roseann (Raymond) Mayo of Geneseo; grandchildren, Robert (Darlene) Penepent of Batavia, Patricia (Robert) Connors of Brockport, Donald (Jean) Penepent of Middleport, Conn., Michael (Judy) Vangalio of Orchard Park, Anne (Allen) Hawley of Geneseo; eight great grandchildren; three sisters, Jenny Andolina of Mt. Morris, Lena Piriano of Mt. Morris, Grace (Anthony) Munto of Rochester; three brothers, Frank (Joan) Bellanca of Geneseo, Louis (Julia) Bellanca of Hornell, Philip (Margaret) Bellanca of Hornell; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Sarah, son-in-law Angelo Penepent, grandson Thomas Penepent, great granddaughter Erin Elizabeth Penepent. He was born Sept. 14, 1904 in San Cataldo, Sicily, the son of Guiseppe and Michela (Cordova) Bellanca. He was a member of the NYC Guard during World War II. He was a member of St. Mary's Church in Geneseo where he belonged to the Nocturnal Adoration Society and the Holy Name Society. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Friday. Memorials may be made to Geneseo Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 428, Geneseo NY 14454 or St. Mary's Church Neighborhood Ministries, 13 North St., Geneseo NY 14454 or St. Joseph's Church, 303 E. Main St., Batavia NY 14020. Funeral services were held Sept. 15 at St. Mary's Church in Geneseo with Father Daniel McMullin officiating. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo.

Mary A. Berry

Mary A. Berry (McGory), 86, of West Lake Road, Honeoye, died Sept. 14, 2001, at F.F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua. She was born the daughter of John and Fannie Fletcher McGory on July 25, 1915 in Bristol, N.Y. She is survived by her son Robert Berry; two grandchildren; sisters, Margaret McGory and Sally (Frank) Morici of Canandaigua; and several nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Her Memorial Mass was held Wednesday at St. Mary's Church in Honeoye with the Rev. Edward Zenkel officiating. Burial, St. Rose Church in Lima. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Richmond Ambulance Fund. Arrangement by the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc.

Carmela C. Cipolla

Carmela C. Cipolla, 88, of 83 Main St., Mt. Morris, died Sept. 14, 2001 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. She was born July 19, 1913 in Buffalo, the daughter of Rosario and Calogena (Paternostna) Cipolla. She retired in 1975 from Craig Developmental Center in Sonyea as a Therapy Aid for 13 years. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Mt. Morris. She is survived by her brother Daniel (Josephine) Cipolla of Mt. Morris; three nieces, Anne Lapiana, Carol Cipolla and Lucy Cipolla, all of Mt. Morris; one great nephew Scott and many dear friends. She was predeceased by two sisters, Angeline and Louise and one brother William. Friends called Sunday at the JOHN W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris where prayers were said Monday followed by a funeral mass at St. Patrick's Church with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Interment, St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick's Church, Home and Heart Project, Stanley Street, Mt. Morris, NY 14510.

Loretta Gleason

Loretta (O'Connell) Gleason, 90, of Lima and Rochester, died Sept. 10, 2001, at St. Ann's Home in Irondequoit, N.Y. She was a World War II Navy veteran. She joined the Navy Nurse Corp and in 1943, as an Ensign, she was assigned to the Sampson Training Base. Her assignments included duty in New Orleans and the Navy Dispensary in Washington, D.C. In 1945 she was assigned to the USS Haven Hospital ship and saw duty in San Francisco, Pearl Harbor, Guam, Japan, Okinawa and finally Nagasaki after the bomb fell. She was a member of the Francis L. Dalton American Legion Post #282, Edward H. Meath VFW Post #774, Western NY Chapter of the Naval Reserve. She was a member of the Genesee Hospital Alumni Association. She was the first woman nurse at the Brighton High School, NYS Teachers Association. She was predeceased by her husband James Gleason, and James Gleason Jr. She is survived by two sisters and brother-in-law, Anita L. O'Connell of Honeoye Falls, Emilie (James) Fahy of Lima; sister-in-law Mary S. O'Connell of Surfside, S.C.; many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and great nephews; Gleason family: Judith (John) Stonehill, Wendy Gleason, both of NYC, Joan (Joseph) Parus of Victor; many grandchildren, great grandchildren; loving aids, Willie Talbert, Albert Ramos. Calling hours and prayers were held at the O'Connell-Dougherty Funeral Home in Lima. Her Funeral Mass was held at St. Rose Church. Contributions may be made in the form of Masses or to the St. Ann's Community, 1500 Portland Ave., Rochester NY 14621 in her memory. Interment, St. Rose Cemetery in Lima.

June M. Jischke

June M. Jischke, 79, of Pebble Beach Road in Lakeville, died Sept. 9, 2001, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born on April 15, 1922, in Brockport. She was predeceased by her son Jerry in 1990. She was a member of the Lakeville Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband Francis; sons, Jack of Conesus, Lanny (Sandie) of Livonia, Ken (Joann) of Livonia, Mark (Sue) of Geneseo, Craig (Jackie) of Lakeville, Danny (Kim) of Lakeville; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. No prior calling. Friends attended a memorial service Wednesday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia with the Rev. Tim Hazlett officiating. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Livonia Ambulance Fund or the Lakeville Fire Department.

Lucille A. Kuch

Lucille A. Kuch, age 91 of 4101 State Route 21 North, Wayland died Sunday September 16, 2001 in Noyes Memorial Hospital, Dansville after a short illness. Lucille was born March 27, 1910 in Websters Crossing the Daughter of Ward and Gertrude Willis Artlip and resided there and in Wayland all of her life. Prior to marrying Dr. Norbert Kuch on August 8, 1955 in Buffalo, NY she was an Elementary Teacher in a number of one room Rural schools in the area of Springwater and Wayland. She retired from Lyndonville School after 25 years of teaching. A member of the Springwater United Methodist Church and was an Avid Gargener. Pre-deceased by her Husband; Norbert Kuch in 1979 she is survived by 2 Nieces; Joan Storey of Saranac Lake and Dolores Hill of Margate, Fla, 1 Nephew; Gregory Artlip of Pembroke, Fla. 1 Sister in law; Dorothy Artlip of Pembroke Pines, Fla. 2 Step daughters; Frances Kuch of Livingston , TX. and Dorthea Schiavi of Winter Park, Fla. 8 Step Grand Children and many Grand & Great Grand Children and Nieces and Nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home in Wayland. Interment Erwin Cemetery, Websters Crossing, NY. Contributions may be made in Lucilles name to: Hatch Hose Co. Ambulance Corps, Atlanta, NY 14808.

Jeanette H. Mandeville

Jeanette H. Mandeville, 70, of 3863 Tuttle Road in Piffard, died Sept. 13, 2001 at Highland Hospital in Rochester, after a brief illness. She is survived by her children, Gail (Keith) Laursen of Piffard, Gay Bigelow of Piffard, Terry (Shirley) Mandeville of Leicester; grandchildren, Kevin and Christopher (Shannon) Laursen, Scott, Carolyn, and David Mandeville, Elizabeth and Holly Bigelow; great grandchildren, Jessica and Samantha Laursen; her mother Elsie Turner of Piffard; sister Elaine (Butch) Wheaton of Fowlerville; brothers, Charles (Beth) Krueger of Piffard, Walter (Miki) Krueger of Leicester; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Carl on Sept. 26, 1984. She was born Jan. 24, 1931 in Buffalo, the daughter of Charles and Elsie (Turner) Krueger. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Sunday. Memorials may be made to the Retsof Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 92, Retsof NY 14539. Funeral services were held Sept. 17 at the York United Presbyterian Church with Rev. Neil Frood officiating. Burial, Pleasant Valley Cemetery in York.

Peter Frank Marszalek

Peter Frank Marszalek, 56, of Leroy, died Sept. 12, 2001, at his home after a brave battle with cancer. He was born May 10, 1945 to Frank and Katherine Marszalek. He fought in Vietnam and was a member of the Oatka Gun Club in LeRoy. He worked at Eastman Kodak Company for 29 years, and then at the Cal-Mum School district, retiring from both. He is survived by his wife, Janalee (Bird) Marszalek of Leroy; daughters, Melissa and Michaele; mother, Katherine Marszalek, sister, Carol Quincey, both of Albion; father-in-law Sam Bird of Churchville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sam (Carol ) Bird, Jeri (Gary) Pimm, Robert Bird, Jacki Nowack, all of Churchville; Godmother, Josephine Marszalek of Rochester; Godson, Mark Pimm of Churchville; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service was held Sept. 14 at St. Casimers Polish National Catholic Church, 500 Simpson Rd., Rochester, N.Y. 14617. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Casimers or Genesee County Hospice, 550 E. Main St., Batavia NY 14020. Arrangements by Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St. in Caledonia.

Marion O. Thorpe

Marion O. Thorpe, 83, of 105 Geneva St., Bath, died Sept. 13, 2001, peacefully at the Vincent House in Wayland. Marion was born Sept. 12, 1918 in Cohocton, the daughter of Fred and Ella Rawleigh Conrad and resided all of her life in the Cohocton/Atlanta and Bath area. She was predeceased by her husband A. Vernon Thorpe; one daughter Joy Ann Wheaton; three brothers, Rodney, Carl and James Conrad from the Lockport Area. She is survived by her three granddaughters, Belinda Wheaton Brown, Benita Wheaton Schmitt (Pete) and Kellie Wheaton Sick (Randy); great grandsons, Nicholas R. Schmitt, Neil W. Schmitt and Joshua M. Sick, all of Naples; two sisters-in-law, Delores Conrad and Tess Conrad, both of Lockport; several nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grand nephews; and a dear friend Joyce Thompson and family of Bath. Friends are invited to attend her Memorial Mass celebrating her life on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. in St. Pius Church, Cohocton, N.Y. Contributions may be made in Marion's name to Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., Wayland NY 14572. Arrangements, St. George-Stanton Funeral Home.

Trowbridge Strong

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 11 am at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Geneseo for Trowbridge Strong. He passed away at home in Connecticut on July 27. He is survived by sons M. Corrin Strong of Geneseo, James W. Strong of Narberth, Pa., daughters Susan S. Kelley of Brighton, N.Y., Sarah S. Lomax of Niantic, Conn. and Alice S. Cleary of Rosemont, Pa., two brothers and ten grandchildren. Private interrment at Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo.