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Obituaries published the week of November 24, 2005
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In Memoriam

Patricia A. Treat

Mt. Morris resident

Patricia A. Treat, 62, of 50 Erie St., Mt. Morris, died suddenly Nov. 16, 2005 at her home in Mt. Morris. She was born the daughter of Ellis and Mary (Lander) Stevens on Oct. 27, 1943 in Hornell, N.Y. Prior to her retirement in 2002 she was employed at a State ICF Home in Rochester as a supervisor. She was a member of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary in Ovid, N.Y and CSEA. She was predeceased by her husband Harold (Nick) in 1996. She is survived by her brothers Frank (Arvilla) Stevens of Silver Springs and William (Barb) Johnson of Colorado; brother-in-law Edward Treat; nieces, nephews and many dear friends. No prior calling. Graveside services to be held at Bath National Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements by the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris. Condolences may be emailed to

Ernest W. Walkup

World War II veteran

Ernest W. Walkup, 89, of Caledonia, passed away peacefully Nov. 15, 2005 at his home. He was born Dec. 5, 1915 in Sherborn, MA to Chester and Agnes Walkup. Ernest retired from Itek Corporation in 1980 as a service technician where he was honored for his work on government machines. After retirement, Ernest continued his love of travel, visiting 68 countries, many Canadian provinces, all the United States, and Mexico. Throughout his travels, Ernest captured the images he saw with photography. He also had a strong interest in history spurred by his travels. He searched for family genealogy. He had a great love of reading and upholding family traditions and values. Ernest spent many hours in his garden finding the perfect location for his perennials and planting enough vegetables for his family. His choices for planting often attracted birds and butterflies. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he served one term as trustee and three terms as deacon. He was on the town board of assessment. Ernest served in World War II and was a member of the National Guard. King Ernie and Queen Arline received their crowns of the National Campers & Hikers Association for many years. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Arline; children, Laurence (Remy) Walkup of Washington State, Shirley (Greg) Strobel of Tocoa, GA, Sharon (James) Shelby of LeRoy, Kenneth Walkup of Ithaca, Lucille (Larry) Tobin of Woodbury, CT; 11 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren; sister Berta Oliver of Pittsfield, ME; several nieces and nephews. Friends attended his Memorial Service, Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, 3080 Main St., Caledonia. A private interment will take place at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden. Arrangements made by Alhart Funeral Home.

Oleta Q. Yohonn

Wayland resident

Oleta Q. Yohonn, 91, of Reservoir Road, passed away Nov. 14, 2005 at Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. Oleta was born Feb. 4, 1914 in Patchinsville, the daughter of Peter and Laura (Rauber) Quanz. She was a life resident of the Wayland area and on Feb. 26, 1935 she and William Yohonn entered into a loving marriage at St. Joseph's Church. Together they celebrated over 54 years of marriage prior to William passing away in 1989. Oleta and William owned and operated their own farm in Wayland most of their life together. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church for over 70 years and was a member of the Rosary Society there. Oleta enjoyed gardening, crocheting, embroidery and playing cards, especially solitaire. Oleta was predeceased by her husband William, a son Gerald, her son-in-law Carleton Wilcox, three sisters, Loretta Yohon, Germaine Becker and Beatrice Quanz, two brothers, Howard and Victor Quanz and many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. She is survived by her two daughters, Beatrice Wilcox of Dansville and Laura Lawrence and her husband Frank of Wayland; three grandchildren, Timothy (Traci) Wilcox of Hornell, Todd Wilcox of Las Vegas, Nev. and Rev. William Lawrence, FSSP of Denton, Neb.; three great grandchildren, Zachary, Julie and Bethany Wilcox; her sisters, Gertrude Jacobs of Wayland, Lucille Quanz of Wayland and Virginia (Ardean) Warner of Wayland; her brother William (Norma) Quanz of Wayland; sisters-in-law, Barbara Quanz of Wayland and Marion Yohonn of Fairport; brother-in-law Burton Becker of Wayland; several nieces and nephews; and friends, Carol Smith-Morgan, Sharon Slattery and Betty Hosenfeld. Oleta's family and friends called Thursday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland. A prayer service was conducted at the funeral home Friday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Church in Perkinsville. Committal prayers and interment followed immediately. Contributions in Oleta Q. Yohonn's memory may be made to the Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., Wayland NY 14572 or to the Wayland ambulance Company, East Naples St., Wayland NY 14572.

Sam Zaso

World War II veteran

Sam Zaso, 81, of 23 Eagle St., Mt. Morris, died suddenly Nov. 15, 2005 at his home in Mt. Morris. He was born the son of Michael and Phyllis (DeGregorio) Zaso on Sept. 30, 1924 in Mt. Morris. He was a life resident of Mt. Morris. Prior to his retirement in 1980 he was employed at Craig Developmental Center in Sonyea as a recreation director for over 38 years. He was a veteran of the Army during World War II. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Mt. Morris, Mt Morris American Legion Post 354 and CSEA He is survived by his sisters, Josephine Lombardo and Dolores Albanese, both of Mt. Morris; sister-in-law Clara Annalora of Avon; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Jane in 1989, brothers, Tom and Jack Zaso; sisters, Mary Costa, Mamie Longneff and Martha Manzi. Friends called Friday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris where prayers were said Saturday at 10:30 am followed by a Funeral Mass. Burial, St. Patrick's Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Livingston County Humane Society. Condolences may be emailed to