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Obituaries published the week of October 18, 2001
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In Memoriam

Shirley (Dox) Bartholomew

Shirley (Dox) Bartholomew, of Highland Living Center in Pittsford, N.Y. died Oct. 15, 2001. She was born the daughter of Myron L. Dox and Ada Kenville in Rochester. She is survived by one son Terrin L. (Gayle) Hover of Brockport; one daughter Patricia (Wesley) Burns of Fairport; four grandchildren; two brothers, James G. Dox of Canandaigua and Myron (Martha) Dox of Fairport; and several nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Rector Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo. Burial, Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials to Cavalry Chapel of Finger Lakes, 1777 Rochester Rd., Farmington NY 14425.

Howard “Al” Bowersox

Howard “Al” Bowersox, 74, a former warehouse manager for Curtis Burns in Leicester, died Oct. 11, 2001, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He lived on Main St. in York, and had been self-employed operating his lawn service. He is survived by his wife Anita; children, Roger Bowersox of Athens, Ga., Nita Rae (William) Hawkins, of Piffard, Deborah Kae (Charles) Krueger of Conesus, Rebecca (Timothy) Minnich of York, Cathy (Dean) Olsowsky of Leicester; seven grandchildren; two step grandchildren; brothers Kenneth (Virginia) Bowersox of California and Jack (Jean) Bowersox of Virginia; sister Barbara (Oscar) Burlingame of Oregon; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Howard G. Bowersox in August 1975. He was born Aug. 25, 1927 in Olean, N.Y. the son of Howard and Millicent (McLaughlin) Bowersox. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of the Geneseo Masonic Lodge #214 and the Order of the Eastern Star, Geneseo chapter, as well as the Mt. Morris Rotary Club. Visitation was held at Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Sunday where a Masonic Service was held. Memorials may be made to the Teresa House, 21 Highland Rd., Geneseo NY 14454 or Geneseo Masonic Lodge, 7 Northview Dr., Geneseo NY 14454. Funeral services were held Oct. 15 at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home with Rev. Joy Burgfalk of York Baptists Church officiating. Burial, Pleasant Valley Cemetery in York.

Ryleigh Katherine Ellis

Ryleigh Katherine Ellis, daughter of Thomas and Melissa C. Chambers Ellis of Clark Road, Conesus, died suddenly Sept. 26, 2001 at Noyes Memorial Hospital at 4 weeks old. Ryleigh was born in Dansville on Aug. 20, 2001. She is survived by her parents; her sisters BrieAnna and Morgan Ellis of Conesus; grandparents, Kathleen (Fred) Best of Branchport, Brady Ellis of Penn Yan, Leslie (Ed) Sharpe of Livonia, Marjorie (William) LeRoy of Rochester, Pat Sharpe of Livonia; several aunts and uncles. Services were handled by the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home in Livonia. Memorial contributions were to the S.I.D.S. Foundation.

Elizabeth Finocchario

Elizabeth Finocchario, 80, of Island Cottage Road, Rochester, formerly of South Lima, died Oct. 9, 2001 in Greece. She was born the daughter of Joseph and Rosalie Catanese Restivo on May 4, 1921 in Avon. She was a member of St. Agnes Church in Avon. She was predeceased by her husband Angelo Sr. on Aug. 29, 1995. She is survived by her daughters, Terry (Frank) Ryan of Rochester, Rosalie Gardner of Illinois, Betsy (Royce) Flickner of Lakeville; sons, Louis of Arizona, Joseph (Gloria) of Groveland, Angelo (Sue) of Livonia, Richard (Cathy) of Avon, Charles (Joelle) of Rochester; 25 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; sisters, Rosie Cottone of Avon, Mamie Termini of Avon, Clara (Vincent) Farruggia of Retsof, Louise (Raymond) Ciufo of Rochester; sister-in-law Mary Restivo of Avon; brothers-in-law, Gregory Gumima of California, Angelo Ruta of Florida; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Thursday and Friday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Route 15, Livonia. Her Funeral Mass was held Saturday at St. Joseph's Church in Livonia with the Rev. John Hayes officiating. Burial, St. Agnes Cemetery in Avon. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, 274 N. Goodman St., Rochester NY 14607 or the Edna Tina Wilson Living Center, 700 Island Cottage Rd., Rochester NY 14612.

Charles E. Fuller

Charles E. Fuller, 80, of Wellsboro, Pa. died Oct. 14, 2001 in Wellsboro. He was born the son of Lavergue Fuller and Emilienne Turlier on Dec. 22, 1920 in Connewango, N.Y. He was comptroller and assistant manager for the 4 River Railroad in Quincy, Mass. and was formerly with the G & W Railroad in Retsof. He is survived by his wife Wilma Park Fuller, of Wellsboro; daughter Judy (Kevin) Kelly of Fairport; son Gary Fuller of Rochester; two granddaughters, Maureen Kelly and Teresa Kelly, both of Fairport. Friends called Oct. 16 at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, Inc. in Geneseo where Funeral Services were held Wednesday with the Rev. David Hotchkiss officiating. Burial, Lakeview Cemetery in Groveland. Memorials to American Heart Association or the charity of your choice.

Richard P. Morrow

Richard P. Morrow, 76, of 2797 Genesee St., Piffard, died Oct. 13, 2001 at the Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo. He was born the son of Floyd Morrow and Alice Hagan on Aug. 18, 1925 in Retsof. He worked at the Retsof Salt Mine as a mechanic and was a member of St. Lucy's Church in Retsof. He is survived by his sister Dorothy Bolsei of Retsof and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Tuesday at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, Inc., 111 Main St. in Geneseo. Funeral services were Wednesday at St. Lucy's Church with the Rev. George Okoph officiating. Burial, St. Mary Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Retsof Ambulance Fund.

William Drake Tabor

William Drake Tabor, 86, of Avon, died Oct. 9, 2001 at United Memorial Hospital in Batavia. He was born Jan. 7, 1915 in Avon, the son of Leslie Post Tabor and Maude (Isham) Tabor. He was a graduate of Avon Central School and the University of Nebraska. He was a Captain in the U.S. Army serving during World War II and the Korean War. Bill was a member of Zion Episcopal Church, a 50-year member of the Avon Springs Masonic Lodge, Avon Historical Society and the National Rifle Association. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jane and Capt. Robert B. Bristol, Ret. of Norfolk, Va.; nephews, Robert R. Bristol of Olympia, Wash. and William Isham Bristol of Virginia Beach, Va.; a niece Annette Ashley Bristol of Norfolk, Va.; special friends, Yolanda Carty and Ralph Hamilton. Family and friends called on Thursday at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home Inc. in Avon where his Funeral Service was held Friday with the Rev. Donald Page officiating. Interment, Avon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Zion Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 205, Avon NY 14414.

Peter A. Welch

Peter A. Welch, 66, of 19505 Quesda Ave., Port Charlotte, Fla. died Oct. 12, 2001 in Groveland. He was born April 5, 1935 in Rochester the son of James Welch and Helen Maulbetsch. He had been employed at the Genesee Valley Bank in Geneseo. He is survived by his son Timothy (Lynn) Welch of Fairfax, Va.; stepson Jeffrey (Crista) Carone of Geneseo; grandchildren, Aileen and Hannah Welch of Fairfax, Va.; sister Marianne (Ralph) Lloyd Island; brother James (Joan) Welch of Rochester; niece Kathleen Welch of Tacoma Park, Md.; nephew Brian Welch of Zionsville, Ind. Friends called Monday at the Rector Hicks Funeral Home Inc., 111 Main St., in Geneseo. Funeral Services were held Tuesday at St. Mary's Church in Geneseo with the Rev. Dan McMullen officiating. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials to Geneseo Ambulance Fund.