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Obituaries published the week of November 1, 2001
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June J. Brock
June J. Brock, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2001. Predeceased by her daughter, Catherine L. Brock on March 4, 1998. Survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Raymond A. Brock; devoted daughters, Sandra (Warren) Wolfanger and Mary Anne (Dennis Jones) Johnsen; adoring grandsons, Roger (Lorie) Wolfanger, Graham (Lauren) Johnsen, and Jody Michael (Karen) Wolfanger; much-loved great-granchildren; Aubrie Iris Johnsen, Evan Wolfanger, Zane Johnsen, and Erin Wolfanger; cherished nephew Richie Brock, cherished nieces, Mary Kay Brock and Debbie Cisco; and many other nieces, nephews, and wonderful friends. June was a longtime member of St. Mary's of Geneseo and St. Louis of Pittsford, as religion, along with family, was the heart of her life. She worked at York Central School for many years, and then helped her husband build and manage the family business. June was known for her generous nature and beautiful, contagious smile. She has touched many people in many positive ways and was loved by all who knew her. Friends called Friday at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home in Geneseo. Funeral Mass was held at St. Lucy's Church on Saturday at 10 am with Father George Okoth officiating. Memorials may be made to St. Lucy's Church in Retsof, St. Mary's Church in Geneseo or St. Louis Church in Pittsford.
William C. Bud Crane
William C. Bud Crane, born Nov. 2,1918, in East Rochester, the son of Charles Clinton Crane and Hazel Crane, died on Oct. 23, 2001 of congestive heart failure in the Mayo Clinic of St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. Crane co-founded in the Decatur News Publishing Co. with Mary L. Crane (deceased 1992) in 1949. For nearly 20 years, Crane wrote a well-read weekly column called One Man's Opinion. Crane served for 33 years as Chairman of the Board of the DeKalb County Family and Children Services. A charter member of the DeKalb County Jaycees, Crane also served on the Jaycee committee which established Little League Baseball in DeKalb. He was a life member of the Elks Club Lodge (Lodge 1602) and a longtime member of the Order of the Moose. His other memberships included the American Legion, Druid Hills Golf & Country Club and founding membership in the Briarcliff Woods Beach Club. He was an active fundraiser for the Empty Stocking Fund and the March of Dimes and later in life the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children. Crane was also a member of several trade associations including the Georgia Press Association, Suburban Newspaper of America and the National Newspaper Association. During World War II, Crane served as a non-commissioned enlisted man in the New York State National Guard. He is survived by his wife, Jo Anne Crane of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; his son, Gerald W. Crane of Snellville and his daughter, Sheila Sauers of Stone Mountain and their spouses, Lynn Crane and Rick Sauers, as well as his sister, Eleanor Spratt and her family in Geneseo and Avon; Crane's spouse's five children, Roxanne Schreck, Paula Etheridge, Crystal Sanders, Ronald Street and Mark Street, their 16 grandchildren and five great- grandchildren also survive him across the southeast. Family visitation was Oct. 26 at A. S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home in Decatur. A memorial service was held Oct. 27. In lieu of flowers, contributions or gifts may be made in Mr. Crane's memory to the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, Children's Health Care of Atlanta, 1835 Savoy Drive, Suite 316, Atlanta, GA 30341.
Ruth (Webb) Donnan
Ruth (Webb) Donnan, age 89, of York died October 23, 2001 at Highland Hospital after a short illness. She was born in Holcomb, NY on September 15, 1912 to Ernest and Emma (Pardington) Webb. Ruth was a longtime member of the York United Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law; Bruce and Allie Donnan, G. Ernest and Jan Donnan and Thomas M. Donnan all of York; eight grandchildren, Gretchen (Peter) Daley of Oak Creek, Co, Robert (Courtney) Donnan, Gregory (Jean) Donnan, Aaron (Charity) Donnan, Danielle (Michael) Falk, James Gurrant all of York, John (Pamela) Linfoot Jr. of Geneseo, and Patricia Linfoot of Denver; 13 great-grandchildren. Ruth is predeceased by her husband, B. Stewart Donnan. No prior calling was held. Her Memorial Service was held Saturday at the York United Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to York United Presbyterian Church, 2662 Main Street, York 14592.
Loveda J. Hall
Loveda J. Hall, 67, of 9091 Creek Road, Nunda, formerly of Mt. Morris, died Oct. 27, 2001 at Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. She was born the daughter of Martin and Wilhemina (Leades) Gallagher in Tonawanda, NY on Oct. 1, 1934. Prior to her retirement in 1994 she was employed as a platform Operator at Kraft General Foods in Avon for over 27 years. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Leland; four children, Robert Hall of Nunda, Sharon Predmore of Mt. Morris, Kathleen (Darrell) Perry and Grace Predmore, both of Caledonia; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Hammond of Batavia and Shirley Chimino of Bergen; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter Susan in 1987. Friends called Monday at the JOHN W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 37 Chapel Street (Route 408), Mt. Morris where funeral services were held Tuesday with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Agnes Kling, 90, of 2155 Michigan Street, Perkinsville died Wednesday, October 24, 2001 after a brief illness at the Virginia Beach Estates in Virginia Beach, Va. Agnes was born February 16, 1911 in Perkinsville the Daughter of Martin and Anna Theobald Schneider and was a life resident of the Perkinsville area. She was a Communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Perkinsville and married her Husband Adolf Kling in Sacred Heart Church Pre-deceased by her Husband; Adolf in 1987 and a Daughter, Aletha in 1998. Also Pre-deceased by her Siblings; Albert, Julius, and Leo Schneider. Eva Zimmer & Christine Jacobs. She is survived by a Daughter; Anna Lee Wright of San Jose, Ca. and a Son and Daughter in Law; Harry & Marsha Kling of Virginia Beach, Va. 7 Grand and 7 Great Grand Children. 1 Sister; Viola Steed of Los Angeles, Ca. 1 Brother; Raymond Schneider of Conneaut, Ohio. Several Nieces Nephews. Friends called Sunday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 West Naples Street, Wayland, NY. Prayer services were conducted at the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heat Catholic Church, internment Sacred Heart Cemetery, Perkinsville.
Catherine E. Taylor
Catherine E. Taylor, 71, of 85 Southview Terrace, Rochester, died Oct. 23, 2001 at the Episcopal Church Home in Rochester. She was born on Nov. 26, 1929 in Brockport, NY, the daughter of Guy Hall and Katherine Barnard. She resided in Mt Morris during the 1930s. Prior to her retirement in 1992 she was employed as an Administrative Officer at Federal Trade Commission in San Francisco, Calif. for 12 years. She also was employed as Secretary of the English Department at SUNY Brockport during the 1970s. She is survived by three children, Jaon Taylor of Bloomfield, Karen Taylor of Rochester, Kevin (April) Taylor of Pendleton; three grandchildren, Shelley, Nathan and Aaron Taylor, all of Pendleton; two brothers, Guy T. Hall of East Avon and Jerry (Patricia) Hall of Florida; nieces, nephews and friends. No prior calling. Services and interment at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by the JOHN W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris.