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Obituaries published the week of November 29, 2001
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Clifford B. Cisco Sr.
Clifford B. Cisco Sr., 94, of Route 15, Conesus, died Nov. 18, 2001, at Highland Hospital in Rochester. He was born the son of Charles and Christina Minster Cisco on Nov. 14, 1907 in Avon. He was a farmer in the Conesus area for years. He was predeceased by his wife Elma in 1994. He is survived by his sons, Clifford (Mary Lee), Robert (Debbie), Charles Butch (Kathy); grandchildren, Chris (Roy) Scardilla, Cindy (Chuck) DiPasquale, Tina Cisco, Kip (Lisa), Mike (Missy), Rick (Lori), James Cisco, Caralee (Dave) Kicherer, Jeanine Cisco; many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Friends attended Funeral Services at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15 in Livonia with the Rev. John Hayes officiating. Burial, Greenmount Cemetery in Dansville. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Livonia Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 179, Livonia NY 14487.
William J. Gfeller, Jr.
William J. Gfeller, Jr., age 47 of Lakeville, died Sunday November 26, 2001 at the Teresa House in Geneseo. He was born the son of William and Katherine Wratney Gfeller Sr. who survive on February 13, 1954 in Batavia, NY. He was employed by Agway for over 28 years. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church. He is survived by his children Craig GFellar of VA, Christie Gfeller of Livonia, Jeff (Christine) Gfeller of Scottsville. Sisters Doreen (Jeffrey) Roberts of Barneveld, NY, Elizabeth (Daniel) Synakowski of Remsen, NY, Mary Kay Gfeller of Canton, NY, Brother Gary (Christine) Gfeller of Rutland, VT. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may called at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc in Livonia. His Funeral Mass will be held Thursday 10 am at St. Joseph's Church, Livonia with Rev. John Hayes officiating. Burial St. Michael's Cemetery, Livonia. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to me Teresa House, 21 Highland Road, Geneseo, NY 14454.
Jean Owen Greedes
Jean Owen Greedes, 90 of Denver, Colo., formerly of Rochester, died Nov. 17, 2001. She was born on March 18, 1911. She retired from Eastman Kodak in Rochester. She was a matron and member of the Eastern Star in Rochester. She is survived by her two daughters, Jacqueline (Gary) Greer of Littleton, Colo. and Joyce (George) Swanson of Mt. Morris; seven grandchildren, Karlene, Jon and Patti Parshall, all of Rochester, Kathie (John) Roberts of Hayesville, N.C., Joseph (Julie) Parshall of Cartersville, Ga., Jane (Mark) Hall of Littleton, Colo. and Bradley Greer of Denver, Colo.; 10 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Services and interment at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Morris Historical Society, PO Box 94, Mt. Morris NY 14510. Reference JOHN W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Morris, NY.
Betty R. Greer
Betty R. Greer, 60, of Avon, died Nov. 19, 2001, at Strong Memorial Hospital. She was born in Avon Sept. 2, 1941, the daughter of Howard and Faith (Denton) McNinch. She was a graduate of Avon Central School and Rochester Institute of Technology. She was a member of Central Presbyterian Church of Avon and sang in the choir since the age of 15. Betty was an Elder, Co-chairperson of the Deacons and Church Treasurer and also a member of the Women's Association. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, R. James Greer; her daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Steven Rapp of Glen Rock, N.J.; her son and daughter-in-law, Robert S. and Wendy Greer of Ionia; three grandchildren, Emily and Kelsey Rapp and Kathleen Greer; her mother Faith McNinch of Avon; brother Robert (Patricia) McNinch of Avon; mother-in-law Ruby Greer of Avon; nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends called Wednesday and Thursday at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home Inc. in Avon. Her Funeral Service was held Friday at Central Presbyterian Church with Rev. Alfreda Morse officiating. Interment, Avon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Central Presbyterian Church of Avon, 133 Genesee St., Avon NY 14414.
Christopher J. Griffo
Christopher J. Griffo, died suddenly, Nov. 25, 2001, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Big G, as he was known to family and friends, resided on Rorbach Lane in Geneseo. He was 47. He is survived by his parents Joseph and Rita Griffo of Geneseo; two sisters, Amie (Bill) Alden of Groveland and Susan (Chris) Kelley of Pittsford; brother Matthew Griffo of Geneseo; nieces, Brandy and Kristina Alden; nieces and nephew, Sara, Aaron, Rebekah and Elizabeth Kelley; aunts, uncles and cousins. He was born Feb. 8, 1954 in Warsaw, N.Y, the son of Joseph F. and Laurita (McMinn) Griffo. Visitation will be held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Wednesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Geneseo Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 428, Geneseo NY 14454. Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, Nov. 29 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo.
Norbert E. LaHaye
Norbert E. LaHaye, 87, a retired self employed accountant died Friday, November 23, 2001 at the residence, 4825 Crossett Rd. in Geneseo, NY. Mr. LaHaye was a longtime Geneseo merchant operating his tax preparation business at 116 Main. St. He is survived by nieces and nephews Sharon (Harvey) Peris of Pittsford, NY, Richard (Trish) Mooney of Henrietta, NY, James (Doreen) Mooney or Rochester, NY, Kathleen (Gabor) Balazs of Henrietta, NY. Michael (Nancy) LaHaye of Pittsford, NY, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Irene in 1991. He was born February 24, 1914 in Rochester, the son of Paul and Antoinette (Kraft) LaHaye. He served in the US Army during World War II enlisting on November 12, 1942 and discharged on April 14, 1946. While serving his tour of duty he was awarded medals for the Normandy, Rhineland, Northern France and Central Europe Campaigns. He was also awarded the American Service Defense Ribbon, the Bronze Star Medal and the World War II Victory Medal having served with the 8th Infantry Division. He was a member of Totten VFW Post 5005 in Geneseo and was a longtime member of the Board of Directors for Temple Hill Cemetery serving as Secretary. No prior calling hours. Memorials may be made to the Geneseo Ambulance Fund P.O. Box 428 Geneseo, NY 14454. Memorial services held November 28, 2001 at 10:00 am at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home 111 Main St. in Geneseo with Father Daniel McMullin of St. Mary's Church officiating. Interment will be in the St. Agnes Cemetery, Avon, NY with full military honors.
Vivian M. Macy Mary Tanny
Vivian M. Macy, 97, of Caledonia, died Nov. 14, 2001, at her granddaughter's home in Caledonia. Vivian was born July 31, 1904, in Caledonia to Robert and Carrie (Wagner) Hackett. Her hobbies included photography, writing children's stories, poetry and painting. She will be remembered as a gifted and loved woman. She is survived by daughters, Susanne Harrison of Elba and Sally Hilliard of Caledonia; grandchildren, Arthur (Diane) Harrington, Barbara (Ben) Wilkins, Mark (Tammy) Harrington, Lori (Tim) Houser, Susanne Howe, Jocelyn (George) Merritt, Becky (Mike) Wyble, Kim (Ken) Denmark; 31 great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren. Vivian's husband, Silvanus J. Macy Jr. predeceased her. Friends attended her Funeral Service Nov. 16 at the First Presbyterian Church 3080 W. Main St. in Caledonia. A private interment was held at Lakeview Cemetery in Brockport. Memorials may be made to Livingston County Hospice, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510. Arrangements made by Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St. in Caledonia.
David L. Maxwell
David L. Maxwell, 48, of Keller, Texas, formerly of Avon and Pulaski, N.Y., died Nov. 18, 2001 in Glenrose, Texas as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. David was born in Rochester June 10, 1953, the son of Raymond F. and Peggy (Mader) Maxwell of Florida, formerly of Avon. He was a graduate of Avon Central School, attended the University of Rochester and graduated from Niagara University with a degree in Library Science. He later received his master's degree in Business Communications at LeMoyne College in Syracuse. He had been employed by Niagara Corp. in Syracuse for 18 years and had lived in Pulaski for 10 years prior to moving to Texas in 1998. David was director of information technology for three years at NEC, BNS in Dallas, Texas. He was a member of the BMW DFW Motorcycle Club, serving as the newsletter editor. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Beth (Shippee) Maxwell; a daughter Lauren Maxwell; a son Jason Maxwell, all of Keller; a sister Mary Maxwell and brother Tracy Maxwell, both of Florida; several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass was held, Wednesday, Nov. 28, at St. Agnes Church in Avon. Burial, St. Agnes Cemetery in Avon. The family received friends on Wednesday at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home Inc. in Avon. Memorials may be sent to the First United Church of Keller, 1025 Johnson Road, Keller, Texas 76248.
Victoria A. Vicki McDaniel
Victoria A. Vicki McDaniel, 53, of Avon, died Nov. 20, 2001, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born July 21, 1948, in Rochester, the daughter of George and Angeline (Torregiano) Rosselli. She was a member of St. Agnes Church. Vicki worked for 15 years at the Avon Big M and more recently for Grace's Shurfine in Scottsville. She was predeceased by her father George Rosselli and father-in-law Murray McDaniel. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, James McDaniel; two daughters and son-in-law, Kelly and Ken Dishaw of Fowlerville and Stacey McDaniel of Avon; grandson Patrick Dishaw; her mother Angeline Rosselli of Avon; mother-in-law Vivian McDaniel of Florida; three sisters, Betty (Ron) Bennett of Scottsville, Jane (Dave) Leamon of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Roz (Jim) Mulcahy of Tampa, Fla.; one brother Vincent (Sharon) Rosselli of Rochester; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins and very dear friend Deborah Guldenschuh of Rush. Friends called Friday at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home Inc. in Avon. Her Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday at St. Agnes Church in Avon, with Rev. Frank Erb and Barbara Swiecki officiating. Interment, St. Agnes Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Livingston County Hospice, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510-1619 or to Camp Good Days and Special Times, 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Rd., Mendon NY 14506-9732.
Mina I. Nary
Mina I. Nary, of Springwater and Newark, died Nov. 19, 2001 at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo. She was born June 6, 1908, in Arcadia, N.Y. the daughter of Isaac Israel and Mary Fremow Israel. She is survived by her sister Mabel Van Gee of Sodus, N.Y.; daughter Nancy Hitchcock of Springwater; son and daughter-in-law, Alan (Beth) Nary of Springfield, Va.; six grandchildren, Donna (Robert) Price, David (Pam) Hitchcock, Dale (Cindy) Hitchcock, Dean (Ruby) Hitchcock, Dawn (Bill) Yandow, Daphne (Rick) Bost; 12 great grandchildren. Calling hours and Funeral Services were held at the O'Connell-Dougherty Funeral Home in Lima with Rev. Daniel McMullen officiating. Contributions may be made to a charity of your choice in her memory. Interment, Fairville Cemetery, Fairville, N.Y.
Ethel F. O'Brien
Ethel F. O'Brien, RN, 92, of Avon, died Nov. 26, 2001, at the Skilled Nursing Facility in Mt. Morris. She was born July 29, 1909, in Wausau, Wis., the daughter of Andrew and Katherine (Schmitz) Smith. She was a 1932 graduate of Craig Colony Nursing School. Ethel served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Following the war she did private duty nursing. She was also a member of the Avon XYZ Club. Predeceased by her husband John O'Brien in 1986, she is survived by one sister Caroline Zilinsky of Warren, Mich.; two brothers, David (Erna) Smith of Mountain Home, Ark. and Andrew (Norma) Smith of Springville, Fla.; nieces and nephews including Betty A. (Jim) Hanna of Avon. Family and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Friday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. at St. Rose Church in Lima with Rev. Larry Gross officiating. Interment, St. Rose Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Avon Rotary-Lions Ambulance Service, Avon NY 14414. Arrangements by Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home Inc. in Avon.
Anthony J. Pellicane
Anthony J. Pellicane, of 51 N. Main St. Mt. Morris, died suddenly Nov. 21, 2001 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. He was born the son of Anthony and Josephine (Palmeri) Pellicane on Sept. 25, 1922 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a veteran of the Army during World War II. He retired in 1983 as Assistant Cook at Craig Developmental Center in Sonyea after 18 years. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church and CSEA. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ida; three children, Ronald (Dawn Mann) Pellicane of Mt. Morris, Mark (Mary) Pellicane of Geneseo and Janeen Pellicane of Mt. Morris; four grandchildren, Jon of Mt. Morris, Kristin of Livonia, Amber and Mark, both of Geneseo; two sisters, Jean Ruffo of Baldwin, Long Island and Margaret Miceli of E. Rochester; one brother Frank (Loretta) Pellicane of Garden City, Long Island; and many nieces and nephews. Friends called Friday at the JOHN W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 37 Chapel St., Mt. Morris where prayers were said Saturday, followed by a funeral mass at St. Patrick's Church. Burial, St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Teresa House, 21 Highland Ave, Geneseo, NY 14454.
Warren A. Preston Smoke
Warren A. Preston Smoke, 78, of Lakeville and of Naples, Fla., died suddenly Nov. 21, 2001 in Naples. Warren was born the son of Robert and Carrie Austin Preston on Oct. 26, 1923 in Castile, N.Y. Warren was predeceased by his first wife Lois in 1984 and his brothers, William, Charles and Webster. He was a member of the Harrison Lee American Legion in Livonia Center. Warren was a retiree of the Rochester Telephone Company and was a member of the Rochester Telephone Pioneers Club. He was also a World War II Army Veteran. He is survived by his wife Rosabell; his sons, Thomas (Donna) Preston of Geneseo, James (Eileen) Preston of Livonia; daughter Susan Bauman of Rochester; grandchildren, James, Jennifer, Thomas and Carrie Preston; brother Harold Preston of San Bruno, California; sister-in-law Beatrice Preston of Miami, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Sunday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia where funeral services were held Monday. Burial, Grace Cemetery in Castile, N.Y. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Livonia Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 179, Livonia NY 14487.
Mildred G. Romasser
Mildred G. Romasser, age 90 died Thursday November 22, 2001 in Warsaw, NY. She was born the daughter of Sherman and Pearl Parker Gilbert on March 15, 1911 in Livonia, NY. She was a member of the Hemlock Sportsmans Club and the South Livonia United Church. She is survived by her Sons Don (Rose) Coty of CO., Sherman (Sandy) Romasser of Leicester, William (Carol) Romasser of Leicester. 18 Grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. Brother Phil (Evelyn) Gilbert of Lakeville, sister in law Margaret Gilbert of Livonia, brother in law Roy Ellis of Pittsford. Several nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home in Livonia where funeral services were held. Burial Oak Ridge Cemetery, South Livonia. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions in the Livonia Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 179, Livonia, NY 14487.
Francis W. Snyder
Francis W. Snyder, 80, of Irondequoit, died suddenly Nov. 17, 2001. He was born in Avon, Oct. 31, 1921. Frank was a member of the American Legion Post 941, and was an Army Veteran of World War II in the Pacific Theater. He is survived by his wife, Constance Smith Snyder; children, Katharine (Arthur) Hochner of Pennsylvania, John (Flo) Snyder of Georgia, Susan Bierley of Vermont, Thomas Snyder of Chicago, Ill., Martha Mryglod, Ellen (John Nolan) Glover; nine grandchildren; brothers, Donald (Dorothy) Snyder of Avon, Robert Louie Snyder of Maryland; sisters, Elizabeth Betty (Robert) Neubeck of Avon, Suzanne (Charles) Connor of Colorado, Patricia (Ted) Tubbs of Lima, Judy (Gary) Fenton of Florida; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers William Bill and John Corky Snyder. His family received friends Nov. 19 at the Paul W. Harris Funeral Home Inc., 570 Kings Highway S., Rochester. His Funeral Mass was held Nov. 20 at Christ the King Church in Irondequoit. Interment private. Memorial may be directed to Bishop Kearney High School, 125 Kings Highway South, Rochester NY 14617.