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Obituaries published the week of November 11, 2004
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Germaine F. Becker
Germaine F. Becker, 80, of 8964 Becker Road, passed away Nov. 5, 2004 at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell. Germaine was born July 20, 1924 in Springwater, the daughter of Peter and Laura (Rauber) Quanz. She resided her entire life in and around the Springwater/Wayland area. Germaine and Burton Becker entered into a loving marriage on Feb. 1, 1945 at Sacred Heart Church in Perkinsville. Together they celebrated over 59 years of marriage. Germaineıs employment career included an enjoyable number of years at Wayland Central School as she worked in the cafeteria. She also was a tremendous helping hand on the family farm. Through the years, Germaine enjoyed sewing, baking, and was a communicant of St. Josephıs Church in Wayland. However the most important part of Germaineıs life was her family. Germaine and Burton took tremendous pride in raising their six children, Donald, Eileen, Joan, Marjorie, Linda and Bob. As the years went on, she was also fortunate to be a loving grandmother to 11 and great grandmother to five. As a devoted and adoring wife, mother and grandmother, Germaine will truly be missed by all of her family. She is survived by her loving husband Burton Becker of Wayland; her six children, Donald Becker and his wife Betty of Wayland, Eileen Johnson and her husband Dave of Wayland, Joan Smith and her husband James of Wayland, Marjorie Bricks and her husband Robert of Rush, Linda Shaver and her husband Jim of Wayland, and Bob Becker and his wife Connie of Wayland; 11 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sisters, Gertrude Jacobs, Oleta Yohonn, Lucille Quanz, Virginia (Ardean) Warner, all of Wayland and brother William (Norma) Quanz of Wayland; along with several nieces and nephews. Germaineıs family and friends called Sunday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St., Wayland. A rosary service and a prayer service were conducted Sunday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Germaine Monday at the Holy Family Catholic Community Church At St. Josephıs in Wayland. Interment, St. Josephıs Cemetery in Wayland. Contributions in Germaine F. Beckerıs memory may be made to the Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., Wayland NY 14572 or to the Wayland Ambulance Corps, E. Naples St., Wayland NY 14572.
Helen M. Callari
Helen M. Callari (McMaster), 98, died Nov. 5, 2004 at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home in Livonia. She was born the daughter of Hugh and Edith Thompson McMaster on July 17, 1906 in West Sparta. She was predeceased by her husband Michael and son John. She is survived by her children, Barbara (Richard) Forsythe of Livonia, Robert (Carm) Callari of Florida, Joseph (Mary Jane) Callari of Gates; brother Charles (Betty) McMaster of Henrietta; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Friends may attend a Memorial Service, Saturday, Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia with the Rev. Brian Krause officiating. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Livonia Public Library, P.O. Box 107 or the Livonia Ambulance, P.O. Box 8, Livonia NY 14487.
Bernard D. Davis
World War II veteran
Bernard D. Davis, 79, of Mumford, died Nov. 6, 2004 at United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia. He was born May 23, 1925 in Rochester to Albert and Evelena Davis. Bernard was a World War II veteran and retired as a heating and plumbing contractor. Bernard was a life member of the Mumford Fire Department and enjoyed woodcarving, oil painting, hunting, fishing, bird watching, model trains, and his Indian heritage. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, June of Mumford; daughter, Sharon (John) Hosenfeld of KS; sons, Jerrie Jake (Deborah) Davis of Caledonia; Steven (Cathy) Davis of Mumford; grandchildren, Brian Hosenfeld, Karin (Carlos) Hosenfeld Mariosa, Patrick, Timothy, April and Joshua Davis; great granddaughter, Victoria Mariosa; sisters, Velma (Pat) Russo, Shirley (Norwood) Tedder, both of AZ; brother, Franklin (Reva) Davis of Bloomfield; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Tuesday at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 West Main St., Caledonia where his Funeral Service was held Wednesday. Interment, Mumford Rural Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mumford Fire Department, P.O. Box 477, Mumford NY 14511 or Caledonia Ambulance P.O. Box 3, Caledonia NY 14423.
Lorraine A. Hill
Livonia Center resident
Lorraine A. Hill, of Richmond Mills Road, died Nov. 3, 2004 at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo. She was born the daughter of Cerino and Frances Genovese Panipinto on March 5, 1934 in Livonia. She was the former owner of the former Panipintoıs General Store in Livonia Center. She is survived by her husband Charles; children, Steven Hill of Livonia Center, Betty Pribanich of Hemlock, Lona Colgrove of Livonia Center, George (Patty) Hill of Hemlock, Chris (Scott) Wonsey of Livonia Center; 13 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; brothers, Joseph Panipinto of Florida, Thomas (Lillian) Panipinto of Pittsford, Ted (Kim) Panipinto of Livonia, Eugene Panipinto of Florida, Roger Panipinto of Avon, William Panipinto of Livonia Center; sister-in-law Joan Panipinto of Livonia; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Friday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia. Her Funeral Mass was held Saturday at St. Matthew Church, Route 20A in Livonia with the Rev. John Hayes officiating. Burial, St. Michaelıs Cemetery in Livonia. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Alzheimers Association, Rochester Chapter, 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14620.
Lottie E. Mastin
Lottie E. Mastin, 92, died Nov. 3, 2004 at the Avon Nursing Home in Avon. Mrs. Mastin was born on Nov. 18, 1911 in Avon, the daughter of Lyman and Nellie Beeman. She was retired from the Avon Central School where she worked in the cafeteria. She was a foster parent from 1943 to 1955, and a member of the Avon United Methodist Church. She was predeceased by her grandson Paul Mastin. Beloved wife of Otto Mastin; mother of Donald (Susannah) Mastin of Avon, Douglas (Johanna) Mastin of Canal Fulton, Ohio, H. Beverly (Robert) Webb of Livonia; beloved grandmother of eight grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren. Calling hours were held Nov. 6 at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 350 Genesee St. in Avon. Her Funeral Service was held Nov. 7 at the Avon United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Beman officiating. Private interment, Avon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Avon United Methodist Church, 130 Genesee St., Avon NY 14414 in her memory.
May Mitchell, 94, formerly of Swartz Road, Dansville, passed away Nov. 6, 2004 at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Mt. Morris where she had been a resident for several years. May was born Jan. 4, 1910 in Hyde, England, the daughter of William and Mary Ann Schofield. She resided the first few years of her life in England and moved to Perry when she was 9 years old. She then moved back to England for a couple of years prior to moving back to the Perry area when she was 16. Since then, May has resided in the Wayland/Dansville area prior to moving to the nursing facility in Mt. Morris. May and Jesse Mitchell entered into a loving marriage in the late 1940s. Together they celebrated over 40 years together prior to his passing away in 1990. During her life, May enjoyed teaching Sunday School and being an active member of the Assembly of God Church of Dansville for over 40 years. May was predeceased by her husband Jesse Mitchell along with several brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children, daughter Linda J. Mitchell and son William (Jeanne) Mitchell, all of Dansville; grandchildren, Kristy (David) Moore of Conesus, Garrett, Benjamin and Ethan Mitchell, all of Dansville; five great grandchildren; sister, Gladys Boyd of Perry Center; along with several nieces and nephews. Mayıs family and friends called Tuesday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland, where Funeral Services were conducted following calling hours with Rev. Paul Metzger officiating. Contributions in May Mitchellıs memory may be made to the Livingston County Hospice, Livingston County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14454.
Pauline A. Thielges
Pauline A. Thielges, of 11638 Reservoir Road, 81, passed away Nov. 3, 2004 at the Vincent House Comfort Care Facility in Wayland. She was born Sept. 14, 1923 in Dansville, the daughter of Vincent and Mary (Mark) Schirmer. She resided the first couple of years in Dansville, a few years in Rochester; however for most of her life, Pauline resided in the Wayland area. Pauline and Raymond Thielges Sr. entered into marriage on Nov. 29, 1941 at Sacred Heart Church in Perkinsville. Together, Pauline and Raymond celebrated over 62 years of marriage. Paulineıs employment career included time spent at Bausch and Lomb in Rochester, at the old Silk Mill in Perkinsville, along with her being one of the first women bus drivers in the area at Jack Malterıs Bus Service. Pauline and Raymond also owned and operated the Miller House in Perkinsville for a few years. However Pauline was best at being a housewife and mother to her children. Her family noted that she was one of the best housekeepers and cooks there was. Vegetable soup was said to be one of her many specialties. Pauline enjoyed spending time crocheting afghans for her children and grandchildren. Over the years she would crochet small ones and as everyone grew up she would make them larger ones. Pauline was also a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. Pauline was predeceased by a son William Billie Thielges and a daughter, Rita Bowers; brothers, John, Raymond, Lawrence and James Schirmer; sisters, Josephine Vogt and Mary Mamie Kuhn. She is survived by her husband Raymond Thielges Sr. of Wayland; children, Raymond Thielges Jr. and his wife, Paula of Perkinsville, Shirley Oneal and her husband Joseph of Wayland, and Francis Thielges of Wayland; 13 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; sisters, Delores Duffy of Rochester and Helen Azzi of Buffalo; along with several nieces and nephews. Paulineıs family and friends called at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Pauline Saturday at the Holy Family Catholic Community Church at St. Josephıs in Wayland. Interment, St. Josephıs Cemetery in Wayland. Contributions in Pauline A. Thielgesı memory may be made to the Wayland Ambulance Corp, East Naples St., Wayland NY 14572.