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Obituaries published the week of October 27, 2005
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In Memoriam

Charles W. Field

Charles W. Field, 71, died Oct. 21, 2005 at St. Lukes Memorial Hospital in Utica. He was born the son of Earl and Gertrude Robinson Field on Aug. 31, 1934 in Rochester. He is survived by his niece Kelly (Marie Pursel) Field; nephew Timothy (Ann) Field; great nephews, Nicholas (Christy) Field, Ben ( Janelle Card) Field; great great nieces, Hannah, Elizabeth and Abigal Field. No prior calling. Services are private. Arrangements by the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Livonia.

Margaret E. Gregg

Cuylerville resident

Margaret E. (Rossborough-Wolf) Gregg, 76, of 4974 High St., Cuylerville,died Oct. 24, 2005 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. She was born the daughter of David and Mabel (Dale) Rossborough on Sept. 28, 1929 in York. She married Carlton Gregg on June 20. 1987. She was predeceased by her daughter Bonita, two sisters. Anna Mae Hulburt and Patricia Wolfe. She is survived by her husband Carlton (Hank) Gregg; two daughters, Donna Weisner and Dawn (John) Wolf-Asmar; four stepchildren, Eugene (Patty) Gregg, Laurie (Sam) Maggio, James (Shelly) Gregg and Glenn Gregg; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; four sisters, Dorothy (Fritz) Hackett, Betty Boyd, Mary (Bill) Carson, Agnes Hehnly; her dog “Lucky”; several nieces and nephews; brother-in-law Ray Wolfe and former husband Ken Wolf. Friends may call Thursday 4-7 p.m. at the JOHN W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris where Funeral Services will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Neil Frood officiating. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Fowlerville. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Livingston County Humane Society. Condolences may be emailed to

Elizabeth McLaughlin

Elizabeth (Toots) (Rissinger, Parks) McLaughlin, entered into the presence of her beloved Lord, on Oct. 22 in her 90th year. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister and cousin. Before her long illness, she was a 50 year resident of 82 North St. in Geneseo. She also lived at 600 Country Lane in Geneseo, where she had many friends. She then moved to the Highlands Living Center in Pittsford. She was a devoted member of the York United Presbyterian Church. She listened to the Sunday Worship service each week, via the York Presbyterian phone ministry, when she was too ill to attend the services. She was a member of the Square Deal Class at the York Presbyterian Church. She was a former Deacon of her church and was active in many church functions, prior to her illness. She was Past-President of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was also President of the “8 and 40” Club. She was a 30 year member of the New York Cooperative Extension. In addition, she was a member of the York Central School, Class of 1933. She was a marvelous cook and hostess and had a flare for planning parties. She was a friend to all animals, especially her cats. She also cared for some neighborhood raccoons. She loved to travel, especially to her beloved Ireland. She is survived by her daughter Karen (L. Charles) Tanis and their daughter Kelly Tanis; her son, Charles (Geri) McLaughlin and their sons Casey and Dan McLaughlin; her grandchildren, Tara Rissinger, Jeff (Dona) Rissinger and great grandchildren, Jenn and Cory; her brothers, Paul (Dorothy) Parks and James (Buddy) Parks. She leaves her devoted cousin Ruth Parks and many cousins, nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. She was predeceased by her husbands, Eugene Rissinger and Charles McLaughlin, her son Gene Rissinger, daughters-in-law, Dorothy Daniels Rissinger, Claire Forrest Rissinger and brother Bernard (Barney) Parks. Toots' family extends their grateful thanks to the caring staff at the Highlands Living Center, as well as, the wonderful support of Rev. Neil Frood and to her many friends. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo. Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the York United Presbyterian Church, Main St. (Route 36) in York. For those wishing to do so, please consider honoring Toots with a donation to the York United Presbyterian Church, Telephone Ministry, 2662 Main St., York NY 14592.

Edmund W. Myers

World War II veteran

Edmund W. Myers, 80, a retired steamfitter at Eastman Kodak in Rochester, died Oct. 20, 2005 at the Village Green Nursing Home in LeRoy. Mr. Myers resided on Big Tree Road in Lakeville with his late wife of 56 years, Jean Vanderpoest Myers, prior to his entry into the nursing home in October 2003. He is survived by one son, Donald (Esther) Myers of Geneseo; one daughter, Donna (Donald) Walburn of Batavia; five grandchildren, Lowell and Rebecca Myers, Shawn and Kristy Walburn and Shannon (Christopher) LePaglia; four great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was born March 11, 1925 in Rochester the son of Wesley and Sara Van Hoovar Myers. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He was a member of the Lakeville United Church of Christ and the Lakeville Fire Department. He enjoyed camping, woodworking and square dancing. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Oct. 23 where Funeral Services were held Oct. 24 with Pastor Deborah Roof of the Lakeville United Church of Christ officiating. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the Lakeville United Church of Christ, 5687 Main St., Lakeville NY 14480 or the Lakeville Fire Department, 5822 Stone Hill Rd., Lakeville NY 14480.

Donald W. Sullivan

Caledonia resident

Donald W. Sullivan, 81, of Caledonia, died Oct. 21, 2005 at the LeRoy Village Green after a long illness. He was born March 3, 1924 in Fowlerville to William C. and Helen Sullivan. Don owned and operated the Sullivan Farms of Caledonia for over 50 years. Together with his son-in-law, Tom and nephew, Bill, they worked 2,200 acres. They raised dry beans, hay, corn, wheat, oats, peas and straw. Don was the area rep for Pioneer Seed for over 37 years, selling seed to area farmers. He was a member of St. Columba Church since 1948. He served as an usher at the 8:00 a.m. Mass. Don was named Caledonia Citizen of the Year in 2000. He is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Mary Alice Sullivan, Karen and Tom Stalica; granddaughters, Laura (Timothy) Vink, Emily and Melanie Stalica; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gerald and Carol, Paul and Donna Sullivan, two nephews and one niece, several cousins. His wife, Mary Jane predeceased Don in 1990. Friends called Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St., Caledonia. His Funeral Mass was held Oct. 24 at St. Columba Church. Interment was held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Fowlerville. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Rd., North, Rochester NY 14609 or Teresa House Hospice, 21 Highland Rd., Geneseo NY 14454.

Robert C. Zangerle

World War II veteran

Robert C. Zangerle age 82 of 3953 Graywood North, Conesus Lake, died Tuesday October 25, 2005 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born the son of William & Eugenia (Stollsteimer) Zangerle on September 4, 1923 in Mount Morris, NY. He graduated from Mt. Morris Central in 1941. He served in the Army Air Force as a Technical Sergeant during World War II from 1943 to 45. He married Alice Robinson on July 6, 1946. He founded G-M Precast Conrete, Inc. of Mount Morris in 1953 and retired as President in 1983. He was a former Village Board Member for Mt. Morris. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church and St. Patrick's Cemetery Board. He also was a member of the Active Hose Company of the Mount Morris Fire Department for nearly 65 years, Past President of the New York State Burial Vault Association, Silver Lake Tennis Club, Boca Del Mar Country Club and a former member of the Mt. Morris Kiwanis Club. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Alice. 2 Daughters Susan (James) Jacobs of Rochester & Ellen (Karl) Hanafin of Conesus Lake. 5 Grandchildren Jeffrey (Jennifer) Jacobs of VA, Brooke (Gregory May of NJ, Erin, Maggie & Claire Hanafin of Conesus Lake. Brother John (Betty) Zangerle of Dansville. Several Nieces & Nephews and many wonderful friends. Friends may call Friday 2-4 & 7-9 at the JOHN W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 37 Chapel Street (Route 408), Mount Morris where prayers will be said Saturday at 9:30 am followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's at 10am. Burial St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick's Cemetery, 46 Stanley St., Mt. Morris NY 14510 or Catholic Charities of Livingston County 10 Chapel St., Mt Morris, NY 14510. Condolences may be emailed to