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Obituaries published the week of November 16, 2006
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Thelma R. Bryant
Thelma R. Bryant, 88, of 12 Clinton St., Mt. Morris, died Nov. 11, 2006 at the Livingston County Center of Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mt. Morris. She was born the daughter of Frank and Maude (Rowe) Osterhout in Mt. Morris on Feb. 5, 1918. She was a life resident of Mt. Morris. She was a hairdresser in Mt. Morris for many years. She was a member of the United Church of Mt. Morris. She was predeceased by her husband Paul in 1982. She is survived by her brother-in-law Robert Archie Bryant of East Aurora; nieces and nephews including Virginia Blier of Rochester and many dear friends including Carol Casteel of Mt. Morris. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 p.m. at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St., (Route 408), Mt. Morris where Funeral Services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. Interment, Mt. Morris Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the United Church of Mt. Morris. Condolences may be emailed to JohnWMartinFH@aol.com.
Angeline T. Cappadonia
Mt. Morris resident
Angeline T. Angie Cappadonia, 85, of 178 S. Main St., Mt. Morris, died Nov. 13, 2006 at Nicholas Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. She was born the daughter of James and Anna (Emmi) Trubia on Nov. 2, 1921 in Avon. She was married to Joseph Cappadonia on Nov. 2, 1946. Prior to her retirement in 1981 she was employed by Mt. Morris Central School in the cafeteria for 17 years. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Mt. Morris. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Joseph; son James of Mt Morris; two grandchildren, Joseph and Keturah of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Josephine Inguaggiato (a very special sister) of Mt. Morris and Helen Cappotelli of Caledonia; brother Sam Trubia of Avon; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Sam in 1981. Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St., (Route 408), Mt. Morris where prayers will be said Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Morris Ambulance, St. Patrick's Cemetery or The American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be emailed to JohnWMartinFH@aol.com.
Ciro Jerry Joseph Maggio Sr.
Air Force veteran
Ciro Jerry Joseph Maggio Sr., 71, of 122 Murray St. in Mt. Morris, died Nov. 7, 2006 at his home. He was born the son of Fred and Mary (Zaso) Maggio on July 5, 1935 in Mt. Morris. He was a veteran of the Air Force from 1957 to 1959. Prior to his retirement in 1990 he was employed as a Supervisor-Nurse Administrator at Craig Developmental Center in Sonyea for over 37 years. He was a member of the Village Baptist Church in Mt. Morris where he faithfully served both as Trustee and Deacon and also CSEA. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Mary; three sons, Fred Maggio of Geneseo, Ciro J. Maggio Jr. of Mt. Morris and Thomas (Donna) Maggio of West Sparta; two stepdaughters, Cheryl (Dr. Mark) Eigg of Fairport and Dawn Doser of Livonia; 10 grandchildren; one sister, Margaret (Glen) Johnson and sister-in-law Pat (Gary) Quibell, both of Dansville; Uncle Sam (Vera) Maggio of Mt. Morris and Aunt Rose Young of Mt. Morris; several nieces, nephews and cousins; also his beloved pet, Murphy the cat. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mary Jane (Sennet) Maggio in 1983, parents, Fred and Mary (Zaso) Maggio. Friends called Friday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St., (Route 408) in Mt. Morris. Funeral Services were held Saturday at the Village Baptist Church, Chapel St. in Mt. Morris with Pastor Edward Phillips officiating. Interment, Mt. Morris Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Livingston County Hospice Fund or Lollypop Farm. Condolences may be emailed to JohnWMartinFH@aol.com.
Violet Marie Nelson
Violet Marie Nelson, 75, a retired shipping clerk for AKZO Salt Mine in Retsof, died, Nov. 9, 2006 at the Teresa House in Geneseo. Mrs. Nelson resided on Highland Road in Geneseo prior to her entry into the Teresa House. She is survived by three sons, Calvin Nelson II of Perry, Paul (Sally Phillips) Nelson of Geneseo, Terry (Electa Daniels) Johnson of Geneseo; grandsons, Calvin Douglas Nelson III of Geneseo, Miles Nelson of Perry, Michael Swan of Dansville; sister Eva (Liston) Daugherty of Rochester; Gene (Ann) Johnson of Scottsville, many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Calvin Douglas Nelson in 1997. She was born Jan. 9, 1931 in Culpepper, Va. the daughter of Joseph and Frances Johnson. She was an active member of Second Baptist Church in Mumford where on July 30, 2006, she was recognized for her numerous contributions including the Diaconte Board, Women's Ministry, Chancel Choir, Sunday School, the Clayton A. Coles Scholarship committee and the New Covenant Promise Foundation. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Livingston County Historical Society. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Sunday. Funeral Services were held Nov. 13 at the Second Baptist Church in Mumford with the Rev. Dr. Charles Thurman officiating. Burial, Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the Second Baptist Church, 957 George St., Mumford NY 14511 or the Teresa House, 21 Highland Rd., Geneseo NY 14454.
Marjorie F. Parnell
Former Greigsville resident
Marjorie F. Parnell, 93, formerly of Greigsville, died Nov. 11, 2006 in the resident home at 18 Exchange St. in LeRoy. Mrs. Parnell had also been a resident at the Village Green Nursing Home in LeRoy. She is survived by two daughters, Karen (John) Harris of Caledonia and Linda Parnell of Rochester; son-in-law Jerrold (Mary) Sturm of LeRoy; six grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; two brothers, Clayton Found of LeRoy and Ernest (Eleanor) Found of Batavia; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Parnell in 1990 and her daughter Patricia Strum in 1999. She was born May 21, 1913 in LeRoy, the daughter of Charles and Grace Murray Found. She was a longtime member of the Geneseo United Methodist Church and Geneseo Chapter 481 Order of the Eastern Star. No prior calling hours. Memorial Services will be held Thursday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Geneseo United Methodist Church with Rev. David Gear officiating. Burial, Pleasant Valley Cemetery in York. Memorials may be made to the Geneseo United Methodist Church, 4520 Route 63, Geneseo NY 14454 or the Golisano Children's Hospital, 300 East River Rd., P.O. Box 23029, Rochester NY 14692-3029. Reference: Rector-Hicks Funeral Home Inc. in Geneseo
Frederick Joseph Rueger
Frederick Joseph Rueger, 88, of Johnson City, Tenn. and founder of Iroquois Design Company, Inc. in Caledonia, died Nov. 4, 2006 in Johnson City after an extended illness. Prior to starting IDC, Mr. Rueger worked designing machinery and tools at Rogers and Associates in Rochester, Pivot Punch in Buffalo and General Motors in Buffalo. Mr. Rueger was born May 23, 1918 in West Seneca, N.Y., the son of Ludwig Joseph and Louisa Hartman Rueger. In addition to his parents, Mr. Rueger was preceded in death by wives Mabel Potter Rueger and Jeanne Cileski White Walling Rueger; children, Richard Frederick Rueger, Jim St. James, Marilyn Walling; six infant children and brother Edward Rueger. Mr. Rueger was a Christian by faith. He was most proud of IDC, the business he founded in 1966 which is still in operation today. There he worked with special friends, Jerry Fernaays and Wayne Childs, who now run the operation. He enjoyed chopping wood, building his own home, playing poker and his dog, Tyler. His favorite music included Mario Lanza, swing and show tunes. He is survived by his daughter, Joan Hoglund and husband Eric of Johnson City and their children, Hugh Swain III and Erica J. Hoglund; and Gail Lyle and husband Bob; Fred White and wife Donna; grandchildren, Scott, Michael, Kim, Bobby and Pam. A memorial service was held Nov. 11 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 212 Sunset Dr., Johnson City, with Pastor James Nipper presiding. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to The Northeast TN Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, 207 N. Boone St., Johnson City TN 37604. Memories and condolences may be sent to www.tetrickfuneralhome.com or faxed to (423)610-7177. Arrangements for the Rueger family are under the care of Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples St., Johnson City TN (423) 610-7171.
Ronald E. Smith
World War II veteran
Springwater - Ronald E. Smith, 91, passed away Nov. 10, 2006 at his home on 7507 East Ave. Ron was born Nov. 21, 1914 in Wayland, the son of the late Martin and Minnie (Kline). He was a high school graduate of the old Springwater School. On Dec. 27, 1941 Ron and Sheila Delgado were married. Together they celebrated over 64 years of marriage. Soon after marrying, Ron served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army from Feb. 24, 1943 until his honorable discharge Oct. 27, 1945. During his tour of duty, he was a radio operator in an armored car in the Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central European Campaigns. His employment career included a couple of different areas, however for over 30 years he was employed as a rural mail carrier in the Springwater area. Ron was a hard worker that enjoyed spending time on his land in Springwater and he enjoyed collecting stamps and coins. Ron also was an active member of the Springwater Church of the Nazarene. He is survived by his loving wife of over 64 years, Sheila of Springwater, and his only child, Sandra (Robert) Caruso; his sister, Marie Smith of Springwater; two granddaughters, Tina (Chris) Breed of Ontario and Angela Caruso of Rochester; three great grandchildren, Jacob and Joshua Breed and Maia Caruso. Ron's Funeral Service will be held Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Springwater Church of the Nazarene, 8498 Springwater/Wayland Road in Springwater. Contributions in Ronald E. Smith's memory may be made to the Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., Wayland NY 14572. Ron's family has been assisted by the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland.
Robert H. Staley
Air Force veteran
Robert H. Staley, 69, of 53 Dean Road in Spencerport, died Nov. 13, 2006 at Bielick Care Center in Brockport. He was born the son of Arthur and Ruth (Johnson) Staley in Nunda on Dec. 9, 1936. He was a veteran of the Air Force during the Korean War where he was award the National Defense Service Medal. Prior to his retirement he was employed as a Union Carpenter. He was a member of the Dansville American Legion Post 87 and the Carpenters Union in Rochester. He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Ruth Staley and brother James Staley. He is survived by his two sons, Arthur and Joseph Staley; three daughters, Laura Stiggins, Julia (David) Schumann and Carolynn (Joseph) Dillberto; nine grandchildren Diana, Shannon, Ashley, Joshua, Peter, Gerald, Matthew, Trevor and Ryan; two sisters, Shirley (Jack) Mongillo and Yvonne (Robert) Paul; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Saturday from 12-2 p.m. at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St., (Route 408), Mt. Morris where Memorial Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. Interment, Leicester Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester NY 14609. Condolences may be emailed to JohnWMartinFH@aol.com.
John A. Thielges
World War II Army veteran
Dansville - John A. Thielges, 82, of Valley View Court in Dansville, died Nov. 11, 2006 at Noyes Memorial Hospital, unexpectedly. He was born on Feb. 16, 1924 in Dansville the son of the late Raymond and Bessie (Kuhn) Thielges. John was married for over 50 years to Alice J. (Perry) Thielges. They were married in St. Mary's Church in Dansville. Alice predeceased John in June 2004. John was a U.S. Army veteran having served during World War II where he had served as a Lieutenant prior to his discharge. He was employed as a Civil Engineer with the New York State Department of Transportation in Monroe County prior to his retirement over 25 years ago. John was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Dansville, of The Holy Family Catholic Community, a member of the Daniel Goho Post #87 of the American Legion in Dansville and a former airplane pilot having owned his own plane and he flew in and out of Dansville and Perry Airports for many years. He is survived by two sons, George (Connie) Kenney of Nunda and Mark (Susan) Thielges of Lakeville; a daughter Mary (Jerry) Bonale of Florida; a brother, Ray Thielges of Wayland; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Mass was celebrated Nov. 15 in St. Mary's Church in Dansville. Interment, private in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Wayland. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the Dansville Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 235, Dansville NY 14437. Arrangements by St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland.
Donald L. Werner
U.S. Navy veteran
Donald L. Werner, 71, of Caledonia, died Nov. 8, 2006 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born July 27, 1935 in Batavia, N.Y. to Laurence and Rhea Werner. Mr. Werner served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, and was a member of the Matthew Cleary Post 255 and Caledonia VFW Memorial Post 10844. He worked for B. R. DeWitt as an operating engineer and was a member of Local 832, Rochester. He is survived by his wife, Norma of Caledonia; children, Ronald (Alexandria) Werner of Webster, Kathleen (Frank) Deluca of Webster, Mark (Diane) Werner of Darien, Kurt (Dawn) Werner of Darien, Laurie (Dave) Straus of Little Valley, N.Y, Patricia (Bill) Shafer of Attica; nine grandchildren; sisters, Sharon (Wayne) Keller of Bergen, Loretta (Tracy) Miller of Bergen; many nieces, nephews and close friends. His brother, Ronald and mother and father predecease Donald. Friends called Friday at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St., Caledonia, where his Funeral Service was held Saturday. Interment, Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica, N.Y. Memorials may be made to Matthew Cleary Post 255, P.O. Box 22, Caledonia NY 14423 or Caledonia VFW Memorial Post 10844, 3238 East Ave., Caledonia NY 14423.