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Obituaries published the week of November 7, 2002
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Marjory R. Alger
Marjory R. Alger, 90, of Honeoye, died Oct. 27, 2002 at the F. F. Thompson Continuing Care Center in Canandaigua. She was born the daughter of Elmer and Minnie Mitchell Shetler on Jan. 10, 1912 in Richmond, N.Y. She was a nurse and former owner-operator of the Laundromat in Livonia. She was predeceased by her husband George in 1998 and three sisters and seven brothers. She is survived by her daughters, Marie (Leigh) Statt of Honeoye and Rose Mary (Truman) Bruce, also of Honeoye; grandchildren, Leigh (Dale), Mark (Erica), Michelle (Phil), Taylor (Amy), Travis (Stephanie); five great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Martha Alger and Norma Goodman, both of Honeoye; and several nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Friends attended a memorial service Saturday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15 in Livonia where family greeted friends following services. In lieu of flowers friends wishing may make memorial contributions to Camp Good Days and Special Times, 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Road, Mendon NY 14506 or the Richmond Fire and Ambulance Fund, Honeoye NY 14471.
Robert W. Coleman
Robert (Porky) W. Coleman, 90, of 3049 Route 21 N. Wayland, passed away peacefully, Oct. 30, 2002 after a long illness at the Hornell Gardens Healthcare Facility in Hornell, N.Y. He was born July 4, 1912, in Naples, N.Y., the son of Edward and Nida (Tweeny) Coleman. He spent his early years in Naples until moving to Wayland where he resided the majority of his life. Subsequent to graduating from Naples Central High School in 1931 Robert attended the University of Alabama to pursue an athletic career. Robert married Geraldine Kurtz on Oct. 30, 1943 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wayland. He was employed as a salesman most of his life for the Barnard, Porter, Remington, and Fowler Company of Rochester. Following his employment there, Robert was employed by Morsch Motors of Wayland until his retirement in 1973. He was also a communicant of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wayland. He is predeceased by his son Joseph in 1946; one sister, Gladys Coleman; and one brother James Coleman. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Geraldine; one son, Robert (Mary Jo) Coleman Jr. of St. Paul, Minn.; three grandchildren, Colleen, Michael, and Bridget Coleman, all of St. Paul; one nephew James (Renee) Coleman of Charlotte, N.C.; one niece, Jeanette (Fred) Fredricksen of Milwaukee, Wis.; three sisters-in-law, Mildred Kurtz of Wayland, Catherine (Jack) Clapp of Rochester and Betty Roberts of Portsmouth, N.H.; one brother-in-law, Gerald (Irene) Kurtz of Wayland; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends called Nov. 3 at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St., Wayland. A prayer service was conducted at the funeral home Nov. 4 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wayland with Rev. Steven Kraus officiating. Interment, St. Joseph's Cemetery in Wayland. Contributions in Robert Coleman's name may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Elizabeth B. Constantine
Elizabeth B. Constantine (Betty), of Naples, Fla. and Conesus Lake, Geneseo, died on Oct. 26, 2002 in Edwards, Colo. She was born on Feb. 4, 1913, to Frank and Mary (Hyde) Hartman in Buffalo, N.Y. She was a graduate of Albany State College and taught business classes in Ellicottville and Geneseo Central Schools. Mrs. Constantine owned and operated the Betty Shop in LeRoy with her husband Frank and later her son Don from 1952 until 1984. She was predeceased by husbands, Dr. Donald F. Brown and Frank W. Constantine and by her dear companion Charles Schultz. Also predeceased by sisters, Marie King and Frances Cleary. She is survived by sons, Don (Maggie) Brown of Livonia, Terry (Aimee) Brown of Edwards, Colo.; daughter Susan (Bruce) Burkhard of Naples, Fla.; grandchildren, Andrea Brown, Natalie Brown, Meghan (Ross) Brown-Ziets, Colin Brown; great grandchildren, Tyler and Aidan; brother John (Peggy) Hartman; and sister Jean Bates of Buffalo; many nieces and nephews. In remembrance, family and friends will be received at 5541 Eagle Point Drive, Geneseo on Sunday Nov. 10 between the hours of 1 and 4. No flowers, please. Donations to Vail Valley Home Health and Mountain Hospice, 181 W. Meadow Dr., Vail CO 81657 or Geneseo Volunteer Ambulance.
Charlotte M. (Eastman) Culbertson
Charlotte M. Culbertson, 63, of Livonia/Mt. Morris, died suddenly Nov. 2, 2002, at her daughter's home in Avon after a recent diagnosis of cancer. She was born April 27, 1939 in Lancaster, N.Y. to Alvin and Mary (Schell) Buchwald. Charlotte worked for the State of New York for 25 years as a nursing assistant at the East Avon Community Residence. She enjoyed cooking, garage sales and her family. Charlotte is survived by her husband, Wayne Culbertson of Avon; mother, Mary Buchwald of Mt. Morris; sons, Francis (Andrea) Eastman of Mt. Morris, Bruce (Kathy) Eastman of Spencerport; stepchildren, Alan (Sue) Culbertson of Greece, Cathy (Ron) Russell of Avon, Joan Culbertson of Virginia, Dody (Jim) McKechney of Avon, Linda Montesano of Perry, Rhonda Smith of Warsaw; sisters and brothers, AJ (Joan) Buchwald of Gainesville, Barbara (Richard) Dumbleton of Pavilion, Joan Allen of Warsaw, Paul (Margie) Buchwald of Warsaw; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends called Monday at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 350 Genesee St., Avon where her Funeral Service was held Tuesday. Interment will be held at Leicester Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Teresa House, 21 Highland Rd., Geneseo NY 14454, Livingston Co. Hospice, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510 or American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Rd., North, Rochester NY 14609.
J. Curtis Fincher, Sr.
J. Curtis Fincher, Sr., died on Oct. 31, 2002 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. He was born on June 25, 1913 in Batavia, N.Y. the son of Alexander R. Fincher and Margaret A. (Simms) Fincher. Mr. Fincher was a member of the Central Presbyterian Church where he served as a former Trustee. He was a 45 year plus member of the William Van Zandt Hose Company. He was elected as an Avon Village Trustee for five terms, served as an Avon Boy Scout Leader and Treasurer and Treasurer of the Avon Library. He was predeceased by his grandson Daniel Mitchell in 1994. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ruth (Harper) Fincher of Avon; daughter Joan Mitchell of Caledonia; two sons, James C. Fincher Jr. (Cathy Haverly) of Jamestown, N.Y., Richard D. (Mary Jeanne) Fincher of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister Lucile Palmer of LeRoy; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Avon. Funeral Services were held at the Central presbyterian Church with the Rev. David Cole officiating. Private interment, Hillside Cemetery, East Pembroke, N.Y. Contributions may be made to the Central Presbyterian Church, 133 Genesee St., Avon NY 14414 or Avon Boy Scout Troop #26, P.O. Box 1, Avon NY 14414 in his memory.
Joe P. Irving
Joe P. Irving, 61, of Caledonia/Rochester, died unexpectedly October 28, 2002 at his home in Rochester. He was born February 21, 1941 in Batavia, N.Y. to John E. and Dorothy (Grant) Irving. Joe retired as a truck driver from United Parcel Service, Rochester. He was an Army National Guard veteran. Joe is survived by his sons; Tim (Jeff) of Baldwinsville, Michael (Kathy) of Greenville, SC, John (Stephanie) Irving of Buffalo; the boys' mother, Barbara Irving of Caledonia; sisters and brothers; Marion Mitchell, Mel Irving, Joan Irving, Robert Irving and Eloise (Robert) Stevens, several nieces and nephews. Friends called November 1 at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 West Main St., Caledonia. His Funeral Mass was held November 2, at St. Columba Church, Caledonia. Interment, St. Columba Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 25 Canterbury Rd., Rochester NY 14607.
Ralph W. LeMoyne Sr.
Ralph W. LeMoyne Sr., 85, of Lakeville Road, Lakeville, died Oct. 28, 2002 at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo. He was born the son of Adelbert and Jessie Williams LeMoyne on July 11, 1917 in Rochester. He was a World War II Army Veteran, owner operator of Engels Bar and Grill in Lakeville, a member of the Lakeville Exempt Club, Lakeville Fire Department, Conesus Lake Sportsmen's Club, the Livonia VFW, the Harrison Lee American Legion in Livonia and a former member of the Lakeville Lions Club. He was predeceased by his wife Mary Lou in March of 1996. He is survived by his children, Ralph (Linda) LeMoyne Jr., Julie (Ken) Hathaway, all of Geneseo, Denise (Ed) Waasdorp of Wellsville; 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Friends attended a memorial service Saturday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15 in Livonia with the Rev. Robert Hathaway officiating. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association or the ARC of Mt. Morris or the Lakeville Fire Department.
Theresa M. Loudin
Theresa M. Loudin, 61, of 75 Main St., Leicester, died suddenly Nov. 2, 2002 at home. She was born the daughter of James and Ella (Hamer) Shaughnessy on July 31, 1941 in Fillmore, N.Y. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints in Geneseo. She is survived by her two sons, Jeffrey W. and Jerome J. (Sandy) Loudin, both of Leicester; son-in-law David Dudley of Leicester; her mother, Ella S. Shaughnessy of Leicester; two grandchildren, Emaleigh Dudley and Jessica Follett, both of Leicester; one brother, James H. Shaughnessy of Leicester; two aunts, Eva Ford of Arizona and Irma Collins of Rochester; nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. She was predeceased by her daughter Michele in 1998 and father James Shaughnessy in 1989. Friends called Monday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Rt. 408), Mt. Morris. Funeral Services were held Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, Linwood Ave., Warsaw. Burial in East Koy Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Leicester Fire Department, American Cancer Society or one's favorite charity.
Judith Nelson McAvoy
Judith Nelson McAvoy, 49, of 66 N. Main St.,Mt. Morris, died Oct. 31, 2002 at the Livingston County Campus Skilled Nursing Facility in Mt. Morris. She was born the daughter of Howard and Virginia (Ames) Nelson on Dec. 13, 1952 in Canandaigua. She owned and operated Nelson Sports Memorabilia & Card Shop in Mt. Morris. She is survived by her husband Robert; mother Virginia Nelson of Mt. Morris; one sister Sharon Buss of Colorado; two brothers, Howard Nelson Jr. of Texas and Steven (Mary Ellen) Nelson of Scottsville; nieces, Melissa, Jessie, Jennifer, Kim and Kari and one nephew Jeffrey; aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends. She was predeceased by her father Howard. Friends called Tuesday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris where services were held Tuesday with the Rev. Dennis Teipelo officiating. Interment, Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Livingston County Hospice Fund, Murray Hill, Mt. Morris NY 14510.
Bernice L. Bea O'Keefe
Bernice L. Bea O'Keefe, 79, retired director of the Northern Livingston County Unit of the American Red Cross in Geneseo, died Oct. 30, 2002, at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo. Mrs. O'Keefe resided on Cottonwood Dr. at Conesus Lake prior to her entry into the nursing home. She is survived by one daughter Donna (Chuck) West of Clarksville, Md.; one son Robert (Barbara) O'Keefe of Geneseo; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; two sisters, Charlotte (Robert) Baker of Rochester, Gay (William) Bertram of Brockport; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Eugene, son James and her grandson Casey O'Keefe. She was born July 24, 1923 in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Melvin and Charlotte (Nelson) Henthorn. No prior calling hours. Memorials may be made to the Northern Livingston County Chapter of the American Red Cross, 6 Court St., Geneseo NY 14454. Funeral services were held Nov. 2 at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo with Rev. Mark Lattime of St. Michael's Episcopal Church officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
Robert C. Smith
Robert C. Smith, 85, of LeRoy, died November 3, 2002 at the United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia. He was born March 30, 1917 in Rochester to Frank and Agnes (O'Connor) Smith. Robert retired from the Town of LeRoy Highway Department as a mechanic. He was a World War II army veteran and enjoyed woodworking and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Edith (Bennetti) Smith of LeRoy; son, Roger Smith of Pavilion; daughters and sons-in-law; Roxanne and Gerry Paganin of Avon, Renee and Michael Miller of Pavilion, 7 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter; brother and sister-in-law, George and Joan Smith of Avon, sister, Celia Ayers of Stratford, NY, many nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Friends attended his Funeral Service Tuesday, at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 West Main St., Caledonia. Interment, St. Francis Cemetery, LeRoy. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse NY 13220-3049.