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Obituaries published the week of December 1, 2005
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Helen W. Caskey, 88, of Springwater, passed away Nov. 25, 2005 at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home Healthcare Facility in Livonia. Helen was born Nov. 22, 1917, the daughter of William and Minnie E. (Wiley) Wilcox. She grew up in Springwater and resided the early years of her life there. Helen and Clyde Caskey entered into marriage on April 9, 1938 at Allen's Hill in Honeoye. Together they celebrated over 52 years of marriage prior to Clyde passing away in January 1991. Helen and Clyde moved to Hemlock in the late 1950s and spent several years there prior to moving back to the Springwater area where they resided the majority of their life. Her employment career included time spent at the Canon Factory in Springwater, however the greater part of her life was spent as a housewife and homemaker. Helen was a member of the Springwater Church of the Nazarene and a special friend to the Springwater United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Hemlock and Springwater Fire Department Auxiliary Units. As a mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Helen will be missed by her entire family. She was predeceased by her husband, Clyde Caskey, her daughter-in-law, Ethel Caskey in 1998 and her brother, Glen Wilcox in 1978. She is survived by her son, William Caskey of Springwater; her daughter Judy Brehm and her husband Carl of Springwater; her grandchildren, Kurt Brehm and his wife Elaine of Lima, Cheryl Parker and her husband Robert of Springwater, Aaron Brehm of Plattsburgh, Lewis Caskey and his wife Pam of Springwater and Roger Caskey and his wife Christine of Springwater; great grandchildren, Jessica French, Caleb, Josiah and Ezra Parker and Delaney Brehm; along with nieces and nephews. Helen's family and friends called Sunday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St., Wayland. Her Funeral Service was held Monday at the Springwater Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Dennis Swart officiating. Contributions in Helen W. Caskey's memory may be made to the Springwater Church of the Nazarene, 8498 Springwater-Wayland Rd., Springwater NY 14560 or to the Springwater United Methodist Church, 8001 S. Main St., Springwater NY 14560.
Harold T. Storrs
U. S. Army veteran
Harold T. Storrs, 72, a retired custodian at Livonia Central School, died Nov. 26, 2005 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. Mr. Storrs resided on Kingston Road in Leicester. He is survived by his children, Susan (Ben) Lutz of Leicester, Debbie (Erwin) Pierson of Leicester, Harold Storrs Jr. of Lakeville, Russell Storrs of Wheeler, N.Y., Wayne Storrs of Leicester, William Storrs of Pittsburgh, Pa.; 11 grandchildren two great grandchildren; brother William Storrs of Canandaigua; sister Evelyn Storrs of Seneca Falls; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Chauncy Storrs and his mother Flora Maitland Storrs. He was born April 10, 1933 in Henderson, N.Y., the son of Chauncy and Flora Maitland Storrs. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Visitation, Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Nov. 30 from 9-11 a.m. where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. with Pastoral Assistant James Hall officiating. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the family at 2561 Kingston Rd., Leicester NY 14481.
Lawrence E. Vallentin
U.S. Army veteran
Prattsburg - Lawrence E. Vallentin, 74, of 5827 Dillenbeck Road, passed away Nov. 22, 2005 at the Veterans Administration in Bath. Lawrence was born June 20, 1931, the son of Ernst and Anna (Valentine) Vallentin in Rochester. He resided the early years in and around the Rochester area. Subsequent to his graduation from high school, Lawrence was drafted by the United States Army. He served his country during the Korean Conflict from May 13, 1952 until his honorable discharge Feb. 12, 1954. Upon his return from Korea, Lawrence met and entered into a loving marriage with Virginia Quinn. They wed on July 31, 1955 in Mansfield, Pa. and together they celebrated over 49 years of marriage prior to her passing away Nov. 18, 2004. They moved to Honeoye and spent over 29 years there prior to moving to Prattsburg in 1993. Lawrence's employment career included over 40 years as a truck driver for Manitou Construction in Rochester. He retired from there in 1993. Lawrence enjoyed hunting deer, fishing and once shot a white snow owl that he was very proud of. He was predeceased by his wife Virginia Quinn and two grandsons, Samuel and Scott MacKenzie. He is survived by his daughter Sharon MacKenzie of Atlanta; five grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; his brother, Curt (Gloria) Vallentin of Gates; sister-in-law Phyllis (Ray) Finn of Springwater; brothers-in-law, Richard (Kathy) Quinn of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Leon Quinn of Texas; along with nieces and nephews. Family and friends called Saturday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland where a Funeral Service was conducted after calling. Interment, Garland Cemetery in Clarkson at the convenience of the family. Contributions in Lawrence E. Vallentin's memory may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation of Western NY, 130 Village Landing, Fairport NY 14450.
Jack W. Van Duser
U.S. Navy veteran
Jack W. Van Duser, 69, a retired chemical worker for Lucidol in Piffard, died Nov. 27, 2005 at the Teresa House in Geneseo. Mr. Van Duser resided on Park Lane in Mt. Morris He is survived by two sons, Nathan (Joan) Van Duser of Camilus, N.Y., and Adam (Becky) Van Duser of Warsaw, N.Y.; six grandchildren; two brothers, Ross (Earline) Van Duser of Arizona and Tom (Anne) Van Duser of Alabama; several nieces, nephews and special friend Karen German of Leicester. He was preceded in death by his father John Van Duser and his mother Margaret Wallace. He was born July 18, 1936 in Rochester, the son of John T. and Margaret Wallace Van Duser. He served in the U.S. Navy from January 1956 until January 1962. He was an active member of the American Bowling Congress and an avid bowler at Livingston Lanes in Geneseo. No prior calling hours. Graveside services with Rev. Susan Pryor officiating in East Williamson Cemetery will be announced by Rector-Hicks Funeral Home in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to Teresa House, 21 Highland Rd., Geneseo NY 14454.