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Obituaries published the week of November 15, 2001
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John Richard Bourg II
John Richard Bourg II, age 39, of Livonia Center Road, Livonia, died suddenly Nov. 5, 2001, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born the son of John and Connie Rader Bourg on May 17, 1962, in Canandaigua. He is survived by his children, John Richard Bourg III, Nichole Bourg; sister Julie (Tracy) Graves; two nephews; several aunts and uncles; beloved friend Ellen Hagar and her daughters, Christina Deck and Sheyenne Hagar. Friends called Tuesday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Route 15 in Livonia where funeral services were held Wednesday with the Rev. Darryl Powell officiating. Burial, Union Cemetery in Livonia. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Livonia Ambulance Fund, Box 179, Livonia NY 14487.
Susan J. Coe
Susan J. Coe, 54, died Saturday, November 10, 2001 at St. John's Home in Rochester, NY. Mrs. Coe was a Canandaigua, NY resident prior to her entry into the nursing home. She is survived by her son Christopher (Kim) Henry of Los Angeles, CA, her stepson Michael (Cheryl) Coe of Falls Church, VA., 2 grandchildren Bella Henry and Zachary Coe, her mother Janet (Richard) Wiers of Utica, NY, brother Ronald (Lynn) Kosmider of Geneseo, NY, niece Kelly (David) Elliott of Victor, NY and nephew Ronald Kosmider of Geneseo, NY. She was preceded in death by her husband Allen Coe on March 29, 2001, her son Geoff in 1986. She was born May 12, 1947 in Utica, NY the daughter of Theodore and Jane (Krist) Kosmider. She was a graduate of Whitesboro Central School. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, Geneseo. Funeral Mass was held at St. Mary's Church in Geneseo with Father Daniel McMullin of St. Mary's Church officiating. Memorials may be made to F.F. Thompson Hospital 350 Parrish St. Canandaigua, NY 14424 or St. John's Home Comfort Care 150 Highland Ave, Rochester, NY 14620.
Theodore John Cornish
Theodore John Cornish, 78, of West Lake Road in Groveland, died Nov. 10, 2001 at his home after a brief illness. He was born the son of Louis and Ella Mae West Cornish on March 7, 1923, in Varysburg, N.Y. He was a World War II Navy Veteran and a Disabled American Veteran. He was a retired correctional officer from Attica Correctional Facility, retiring in 1971 after serving 25 years. He was predeceased by his grandson Christopher Stockton in 1991. He is survived by his wife of 52-1/2 years, Norma Anne Cornish of Conesus Lake; children, Roxanne Cornish of Conesus, George Cornish of Marietta, Ga.; sisters, Beatrice Keenan of Varysburg and Barbara (Gerald) Neeley of Warsaw, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Monday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia. His funeral service was held Tuesday at the Scottsburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Hotchkiss officiating. Burial, Union Cemetery, Scottsburg. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Livingston County Hospice Fund, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510.
W. Robert Drummond
W. Robert Drummond, 61, died Nov. 7, 2001, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born to W. Robert and Jeanne (Neumuller) Drummond on May 14, 1940, in Hackensack, N.J. Bob served in the United States Armed Forces from 1960-62. He worked for Public Television in Rochester as an engineer for over 30 years. Bob was deeply involved in the Avon Wesleyan Church. He served as Mission Director, and on the LBA Board. He also spend many years as the Audio/Visual Director of the church, and the last 10 years as Quiz Master for the Central New York District. Bob gave most of his summers to working at the Chamber Camp in Corning. He is survived by his wife Barbara (Olyer) Drummond of Mumford; daughter and son-in-law Debra and Jody Norton; son and daughter-in-law, Robert R. and Lori Drummond; grandson James William Norton; sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and William Christine, all of Georgia. Friends called Friday at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St. in Caledonia. His Memorial Service was held Nov. 10 at the Avon Wesleyan Church. Memorials may be made to the church, 7 Pineview Heights, Avon NY 14414.
Robert L. Fisher
Robert L. Fisher, 78, of Scottsville and formerly of Bradenton, Fla., died Nov. 2, 2001, at the Jennifer Matthews Nursing Home in Rochester. Robert retired from Agway in Geneva. He served in the army during World War II and was a life member of the American Legion. He was a past commander of the Mumford VFW, and was a 4th degree Knight for the Knights of Columbus, Caledonia. Robert was a member of St. Columba Church. He is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Nina and Thomas Kasmark of Brockport, Darlene Taggart, Janet Church, both of Chili; sister Mary Freeman of Greece; brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Millie Fisher of Chili, Harold and Monica Fisher of Wheatland and Gerald and Carol Fisher of Bradenton, Fla.; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Robert was predeceased by his daughter, Sharon Offen. Friends called Nov. 4 and Nov. 5 at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St. in Caledonia. His Funeral Mass was held Nov. 6 at St. Columba Church, Caledonia. Interment was held at St. Columba Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.
Robert G. Forrester
Robert G. Forrester, 71, of Gibson St., Dansville, died unexpectedly Nov. 7, 2001. He was born in West Sparta Sept. 23, 1930, the son of Charles and Ruth Kennedy Forrester. Bob was married in Dansville Sept. 28, 1952, to Alma Cooley Forrester who survives. In 1952 Mr. Forrester enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the FMF Fleet Marine Force 8th Tank Battalion during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in March 1959. Bob's career as a law enforcement officer included the Dansville Police Department from 1958 until 1970, Livingston County Sheriff's Department from 1971 until retiring in 1990 serving under sheriffs Marin Gilbride, Douglas Welch, Richard Kane and John M. York. His positions with the Livingston County Sheriff's Department ranged from Road Patrol to Criminal Investigation to Undersheriff at the time of his retirement. Bob also was an elected public official in the Village of Dansville serving as trustee from 1975 until 1984 when he was elected Mayor. He was also president of the Livingston County Association of Village Boards 1986-1987. Bob was a member of the Daniel Goho American Legion Post, the Frank Casbolt VFW Post and the Dansville Pilots Association. Besides his wife Alma, he is survived by his children, Cheryle (David) Weidman of Marietta, Ga., Terry (Sue) Forrester of Seal Beach, Calif, Karen (Robert) Schleyer of Dansville and Kim Forrester of Rawleigh, N.C.; sister Joyce (Donald) Harvey Jr. of West Sparta; grandchildren, Sean Weidman, Heather (Ian) Weidman, Autumn Weidman, Kenan Forrester, Troy Forrester, Justin (Hayley) Schleyer, Bobby (Dawn) Schleyer and Danielle Fuhrman. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Lois Forrester in 1955. Friends called Saturday at the Chamberlin Funeral Home Inc., 73 Main St. in Dansville where funeral services were held Sunday with the Rev. David Hotchkiss officiating. Burial, Greenmount Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Dansville Ambulance, P.O. Box 245, Dansville NY 14437 or the American Diabetes Association, 20 Ramona St., Rochester NY 14613.
John E. Ganshaw Sr.
John E. Ganshaw Sr., 81, of East Lake Road, Livonia, died Nov. 6, 2001, at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. He was born the son of Herman and Rose Koeppen Ganshaw on Dec. 6, 1919, in Wilson, N.Y. He was a retiree of the former West Beer Distributors in Lakeville. He was a member of the Livonia Fire Department and Ambulance, the Lakeville Exempt Club and the Dansville Moose Club. He is survived by his wife Elaine; his children, Dennis (Elfrieda) Ganshaw of Germany, William (Claudia) Ganshaw of Livonia Center, John Ganshaw Jr. of New York; stepchildren, David (Margaret) Aldrich of Texas, Linda Rogers of Geneseo, Theresa Mosko of South Livonia and Maureen (Ronald) Griswold of Wayland; 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Friday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Route 15 in Livonia. His Funeral Mass was held Saturday at St. Joseph's Church in Livonia with the Rev. John H. Hayes officiating. Burial, St. Michael's Cemetery, Livonia. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Livingston County Hospice Fund, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510 or the Livonia Ambulance Fund, Box 19, Livonia NY 14487.
Robert W. Hughes
Robert W. Hughes, 44, of Mumford, died Nov. 7, 2001, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born on Aug. 22, 1957, in Batavia to John Anthony and Juanita (Bishop) Hughes. Robert was employed at Eastman Kodak in Rochester for 25 years and was a member of St. Columba Church. In his free time, Rob enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He is survived by his mother, Juanita Hughes of Caledonia; sisters and brothers-in-law, Phyllis and Jerry Powers of LeRoy, Joan and Geoff Oravec of Waterport, Denise and Roger DeWitt of Scottsville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mike and Camille Hughes of Allegany, William and Becky Hughes of Caledonia; several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Friends called Thursday at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St. in Caledonia. His Funeral Mass was held Saturday at St. Columba Church. Interment was held at St. Columba Cemetery in Caledonia. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Rd., North Rochester NY 14609-0609 or the Caledonia Ambulance, P.O. Box 1, Caledonia NY 14423.
Flora Chris Kurtz
Flora Chris Kurtz, age 78 of Main Street Honeoye, died Thursday November 8, 2001 at F.F. Thompson Continuing Care Center in Canandaigua. She as born on December 27, 1922 in Moncoal, WV. She was for many years a nurse at her home called Honeoye Lake Home for Adults. She was a member of the Honeoye United Church of Christ, the Honeoye Chamber of Commerce and the Womens Republican Club. She is survived by her children Mary Louise Kurtz of Honeoye, Thomas (Laurie White) Gendreau of Canadice. 5 Grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Sisters Nancy (Fred) Barbosa of Fl, Dollie (Cleatus) Baird of TN and Faye (Louis) Brown of NC. Several nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Honeoye, NY. Funeral services were held at the Honeoye United Church of Christ with the Rev. Brian Krause officiating. Burial Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Richmond Fire Department or Ambulance.
Lorraine A. Livermore
Lorraine A. Livermore, 86, of Mumford, died Nov. 4, 2001, at Highland Hospital in Rochester. She was born Feb. 16, 1915, in Rochester to Jacob and Anna (Eisman) Metzger. She moved to Mumford in 1945 and worked as a housemother for seven years at Industry in Rush. Most of her life, Lorraine was a homemaker, and enjoyed sewing, baking and raising her family. She was a member of St. Columba Church. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Harold Jr. and Carol Livermore of Mumford, Grant and Janice Livermore of Williamson, N.Y.; daughter, Murene Sherman of Mumford; grandchildren, Larry (Tricia) Gere, Laura, Dan (Lori), Chris (Kathie), Tim and Paula Livermore; eight great grandchildren. Her husband, Harold L. Livermore, predeceased her. There were no prior calling hours. Her Funeral Mass was held Nov. 7 at St. Columba Church in Caledonia. Interment was held at Mumford Rural Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Mumford Fire Department, 1013 Main St., Mumford NY 14511 or the Caledonia Ambulance, P.O. Box 1, Caledonia NY 14423. Arrangements made by Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St. in Caledonia.
Joseph G. Schmitt Jr.
Joseph G. Schmitt Jr., 81, of Plum Dr., Dansville, died Nov. 7, 2001, at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. He was born in Buffalo Nov. 24, 1919, the son of the late Joseph and Florence Davis Schmitt Sr. Joe was married in Buffalo in 1940 to Frances Flynn Schmitt who survives. He was a World War II Air Force veteran and a member of the Daniel Goho American Legion Post #87. Prior to his retirement Mr. Schmitt had been principal at the Dansville Central School District. He was a member of the Dansville Pilots Association and the Dansville Lions Club. Besides his loving wife Frances, he is survived by his daughters, Sandra (Richard) Stevens of Millsboro, Del., Susan and Cindy (Jim Memmott) Schmitt of Geneseo; sister Bettie Fogarty of Palm City, Fla.; brother Robert Schmitt of Pace, Fla.; seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends called Friday at the Chamberlin Funeral Home Inc., 73 Main St. in Dansville where a funeral service was held Saturday with the Rev. Steven Kraus officiating. Burial, Holy Cross Cemetery in Dansville. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Dansville Ambulance or Noyes Memorial Hospital.