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Obituaries published the week of September 18, 2003
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In Memoriam

Maudie Amburgey

Linwood/Bullcreek, Ky.- Maudie Amburgey “Granny” (Bragg), 85, welcomed home by Jesus on Sept. 17, 2003. She was born the daughter of Steven and Nancy Caudill Fields on May 4, 1918 in Bullcreek, Ky. She was predeceased by her husband Roger Amburgey and grandson Marty Didas. Maudie “Granny” dedicated her life to God, her family and her pets. She is survived by her children, Joan (Jay) Kipfer, Gene Amburgey, Tandy (Carol) Amburgey, Nancy (Bruce) Bragg; grandmother of Rodney Didas, Robin (Jim) Mott, Derick (Amalda) Amburgey, Roger (Jamie) Amburgey, Regan (Lisa) Didas, Jeanine (Chris) Robbins, Shelly Amburgey, Adam and Peter Amburgey; 10 great grandchildren. Family and friends were invited to celebrate the life of Maudie during calling hours Saturday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia where Funeral Services were held Monday with the Rev. Robert Campbell officiating. Burial, Pleasant Valley Cemetery in York. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to Harvest Fellowship Church of Geneseo, Lollypop Farm or the Avon Animal Hospital.

Louise J. Begy

Conesus resident

Louise J. Begy, 78, of Federal Road, Conesus, died Sept. 16, 2003 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. She was born the daughter of Henry and Mary Wilber Fulis on Oct. 12, 1924 in Rochester. She was predeceased by her husband Livingston in 1985. She is survived by her children, Leonard Begy of Florida, Bruce (Cynthia) Begy of Livonia, Patricia Kolb of Rochester, Linda (David) Carter of Livonia; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. No prior calling. Friends attended a Memorial Service Saturday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Burial, Union Cemetery in Livonia at a later date. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Parkinson's Disease Center, University of Rochester, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester NY 14642.

Hazel E. Erbland

Honeoye resident

Hazel E. Erbland, 80, of Grandview Dr., Honeoye, died Sept. 22, 2003 at her home. She was born the daughter of Clarence and Mary Lochner Erbland on April 30, 1923 in Rochester. She was a retiree of General Dynamics in Rochester where she was a quotations manager. She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Honeoye. She is survived by sisters-in-law, Mrs. Joseph Erbland (Rosemond) and Mrs. Harold Erbland (Charlotte); several nieces, nephews and many dear friends. No prior calling. Friends may attend a memorial mass Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Honeoye with the Rev. Richard Schatzel officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Rochester. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Ontario-Yates County Hospice Fund, 756 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva NY 14456 or the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, Inc., 840 University Ave., Rochester NY 14607.

Frederick Robert Gray

Former Caledonia resident

Frederick Robert Gray, 83, of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Caledonia, died of heart failure on Sept. 6, 2003 at Good Shepard Hospice in Lakeland, Fla. He was born May 24, 1920 in Caledonia to David and Jane (Mawhinney) Gray. Fred was a farmer in Caledonia, and later worked for the Caledonia Highway Department. After moving to Florida he worked for the Orange County Highway Department until his retirement. Fred is survived by his wife Althea of Lakeland, Fla; three daughters, Virginia Schrader of Douglasville, Ga., Shirley (Jay) Ward of Caledonia, and Marilyn (Jim) Ryan of Lakeland, Fla.; son, Gerald Gray of Groveland, Fla.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends my call Saturday, October 11 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. at the Alhart Funeral Home, where his Memorial Service will follow at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Nancy Reinert will officiate the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the hospice of your choice or the First Presbyterian Church, 3080 W. Main St., Caledonia NY 14423.

Michael C. MacDonald

Vietnam war veteran

Michael C. MacDonald, 62, of Caledonia, died Sept. 13, 2003 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. He was born Sept. 19, 1940 in Rochester to Roy J. and Monica T. (Keefe) MacDonald. Michael was a 1958 graduate of Caledonia-Mumford High School, and a 1962 graduate of Notre Dame. He graduated from Officers Training School, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, in 1963 where he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. He achieved the rank of Captain and was awarded the Air Medal for services during the Vietnam War. Michael worked at Eastman Kodak in the microfilm product sales division for 10 years. He is a former member of the International Arabian Horse Association during which time he raised, bred and exhibited Arabian and Half Arabian horses. Michael is survived by his wife, Barbara MacDonald of Caledonia; children, Ann MacDonald of Cicero, Martha (Timothy) Whiting of Baldwinsville, Molly (Timothy) Lange of Baldwinsville, Timothy (Jennifer) MacDonald of Avon; 7 grandchildren, several cousins. Friends called Sept. 16 at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St., Caledonia. His Funeral Mass was held Sept. 17 at St. Columba Church, Caledonia. Interment, Mumford Rural Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Caledonia Ambulance, P.O. Box 3, Caledonia NY 14423.

Lucille E. White

Conesus resident

Lucille E. White, 68, of Lonesome Trail, Conesus, died Sept. 16, 2003 at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo. She was born the daughter of Francis and Doris Spencer Fisher on May 8, 1935 in Springwater. She is survived by her husband Paul; children, Tim (Nancy) Davenport, Sherrie Davenport, Stephen (Susan) Davenport; stepchildren, Connie (Gary) Derrenbacher, Diane White, Mary Ann (Bowen) Chandler, Paula White, Michael (Laura) White; several grandchildren; and nieces and nephews; sister Cora Mae May; brother Roy Fisher. Friends called Thursday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia where Funeral Services were held Friday with the Rev. David Hotchkiss officiating. Burial, Erwin Cemetery, Websters Crossing. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility, Activity Fund or the Alzheimer's Association.

Sandra L. Woodarek

Avon resident

Sandra L. Woodarek, 53, of Ahmoor Dr. in Avon, formerly of Livonia, died Sept. 21, 2003 at her home. She was born the daughter of Marshall and Helen Friel Ebert on Sept. 4, 1950 in Salamanca, N.Y. She was employed by the Livingston County Department of Mental Health as an account clerk. She was predeceased by her husband Edward in November 1995. She is survived by her daughter Tracy (Jay Kraft) Woodarek of Dalton, Mark Woodarek of Avon; grandchildren, Jordan and Savannah Kraft of Dalton; mother Helen Butler of Florida; father Marshall Ebert of Kentucky; brothers, Michael (Debbie) Butler of Florida, Charles (Mollie) Butler of Pennsylvania, David (Rose) Butler of Virginia, Larry (Pat) Butler of Salamanca, N.Y.; sisters, Mary (Wes) Pangborn of Little Valley, N.Y., Natalie (Dean) Roth of Salamanca; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Tuesday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15 in Livonia. Her Funeral Mass was held Wednesday at St. Joseph's Church on Washington St. in Livonia with the Rev. John H. Hayes officiating. Burial, Calvary Cemetery, Salamanca, N.Y. on Thursday at 11 a.m. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Livingston County Hospice Fund, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510 or the Harrison-Lee American Legion, Livonia NY 14487.

Elizabeth Zone

Wayland resident

Elizabeth “Bibs” Zone, 85, of 200 W. Naples St. in Wayland, passed away Sept. 17, 2003 after a brief illness at the Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa. She was born Feb. 3, 1918 in Seneca Falls, N.Y. the daughter of Peter and Lottie (Hill) Doran. Bibs was a graduate of Mynderse Academy in Seneca Falls and she attained a Bachelor of Science degree from Nazareth Academy and a Masters Degree from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. Bibs and J. Joseph Zone, MD entered into a loving marriage Jan. 16, 1941 in Seneca Falls. Elizabeth was an active member of the Board of Directors of the Wayland Free Library, serving as its president for over 50 years. Under her guidance the library greatly expanded its acquisitions, resources and financial support. Elizabeth was also a very active member of the Wayland Hospital Women's Auxiliary. Continuing with her zest for community service, Bibs was a Cub Scout Den mother, President of the Rosary Society and Lowell Club, member of the Wayland-Cohocton PTA, religious education teacher, member of the St. Joseph's School Board, a member of the Village of Wayland Planning Board, and committee member for the Office of Mental Health, Division of Alcoholism Abuse and with the office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. She was also a communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Wayland. A very proud moment for Bibs was when she was honored as the Wayland Distinguished Citizen of the Year in 2001. She was predeceased by her husband J. Joseph Zone MD Feb. 1, 1978. She is survived by her four sons, Thomas (Marilyn) Zone of Sanford, N.C., Donald (Marylou) Zone of Erie, Pa., John (Judy) Zone of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Martin (Barbara) Zone of Wayland; her daughter Kathleen “Punkin” (Michael) Shaver of Wayland; 17 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and her sister Kathleen “Kay” Suffredini of Seneca Falls, N.Y. Family and friends called Friday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland. A prayer service was conducted at the Funeral Home Saturday morning followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Wayland with Rev. Stephen Karani officiating. A committal service was conducted at St. Columbkille Cemetery, E. Bayard St. in Seneca Falls on Saturday with Rev. William Laird officiating. Contributions in Elizabeth Zone's memory may be made to the Wayland Free Library, 101 W. Naples St.,Wayland NY 14572.