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Obituaries published the week of December 2, 2004
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In Memoriam

Sharlene Y. Davidson

Avon resident

Sharlene Y. Davidson (Buckman) (Years), 69, died on Nov. 27, 2004 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Mrs. Davidson was born on Sept. 13, 1935 in Canandaigua, the daughter of Horace and Mildred Years. She was a retired payroll clerk and bookkeeper at Hart Merrill Personnel in Henrietta. She enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved to play cards and collected Avon products. She especially enjoyed decorating for the holidays. She is survived by her husband Wilson Davidson; children, Dawn (Dana) Driscoll, David Buckman, Roy (Lisa) Buckman, Jean Buckman, Mary (Larry) Morey, James Davidson, Carolyn (Frank) O'Brien, Richard Davidson, Gayle (Rodney) Norton; 15 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; sisters, Marjorie Williams, Noreta (Albert) Bailey, Shorty Wait; brother David Years; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Nov. 29 at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Avon. Her Funeral Service was held Nov. 30 at the funeral home with Rev. Thomas Taylor officiating. Private interment. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the East Avon Fire Department, P.O. Box 358, Avon NY 14414 in her memory.

Betty J. Henry

Lakeville resident

Betty J. “Junie” Henry, 79, of Big Tree Road, Lakeville, died Nov. 21, 2004 at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home in Livonia. She was born the daughter of Fred and Marion Miller Rath on June 1, 1925 in Honeoye Falls. She was a member of the Harrison Lee American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She was predeceased by her husband William Sr. She is survived by her children, William (Tracy) Henry Jr. of Conesus, Raymond (Colleen) Henry of Canadice, Karen Henry of Lakeville; grandchildren, Anjela Henry, William Henry III, Emily Henry; brother Clarence (Rita) Rath of Hemlock; sisters, Virginia (Robert ) Carrier of South Carolina, Alice (George) Johnson of Alaska; several nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Friends attended a memorial service Saturday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Harrison-Lee American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Virginia M. Hunt

Avid bowler & race car fan

Virginia M. Hunt “Jinny,” 65 of Middle Road, Rush, formerly of Conesus, died Nov. 26, 2004 at Highland Hospital after a brief illness. She was born the daughter of Harold and May Streebing Hunt on May 16, 1939 in Conesus. She was predeceased by her daughter Marcee Mann in 1988 and by her sister Martha McNinch. She was an avid bowler and a race car fan. She is survived by her children, Harold Mann of Conesus, Wendee (Paul) Pettrone of Conesus, Nancee Mann of South Livonia; companion Gary Schmidt of Rush; grandchildren Ryan and Shane Pettrone, Leslee and Rick Mann, Cy and Cody Panipinto; four great grandchildren; brother Larry McNinch of Conesus; sisters, Marjorie Waden of Conesus, Hazel (Dick Forces) Delaney of Conesus; brother-in-law Jerry McNinch of Leicester; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Monday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia, where Funeral Services were held Tuesday with the Rev. David Hotchkiss officiating. Burial, Arnold Cemetery in Conesus. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Ricky Greene Memorial Park, Conesus NY 14435 or the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Road, Fairport NY 14450.

Arlene R. Klein

Bausch & Lomb retiree

Arlene R. Klein, 76, a retiree of Bausch and Lomb Inc. in Rochester, died Nov. 23, 2004 at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo. Mrs. Klein resided on Culver Road in Rochester prior to her entry into the nursing home in May of 2003. She is survived by her children Roger Klein of Anchorage AK, Jody (Kevin) Clancy of Babson Park, Fla., Charlene (Gerrit) Heerkens of Leicester; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sister Diane McDonald of Rochester; brothers, Edward (Betty) Siple of Rochester, Rodney (Cheryl) Siple of Canandaigua; brother-in-law Robert McDonald of Rochester; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. She was born Oct. 23, 1928 in Rochester the daughter of Edward and Ruth Mowson Siple. No prior calling hours. Memorials services will be held Saturday, Dec. 4 at 11:00 a.m. at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo with Pastor Sally Glassbrook of the Groveland Federated Parish officiating. Interment will be private. Memorials may be made to Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility Activities Fund, 4600 Millennium Dr., Geneseo NY 14454 or the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 3136 S. Winton Road, Suite 301,Rochester NY 14623.

Leo A. Morsch

Korean Conflict veteran

Leo A. Morsch, “Pete,” 76 of South Livonia Road in Livonia, died Nov. 29, 2004 at his home. He was born the son of Joseph and Kathryn Yohon Morsch on Dec. 7, 1927 in Livonia. He was a member of St. Matthew Church in Livonia. Pete was a Korean Conflict veteran serving in the Army. He was a retiree of the Livonia Dairy and Annis Dairy of Avon. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Ann; his children, Kathryn Morsch of Livonia, John (Mary) Morsch of Virginia, Mark (Amy) Morsch of California; grandchildren, Steven, Michael, Caitlin Morsch of Virginia and Peter Morsch of California; sisters, Helen Morsch of Avon, Oleta Kipp of Rochester; Arlene Johnston of Geneseo; brothers, Gerald (Virginia) Morsch of Florida, Paul (Frances) Morsch of Alabama; several nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Friends may attend his Memorial Mass, Saturday 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthew Church, Route 20A in Livonia. In lieu of flowers friends wishing may make memorial contributions to St. Matthew Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 77 or the Livonia Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 8, Livonia NY 14487. Ref: Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Livonia.

Andrew Pike

Perkinsville resident

Andrew P. Pike, 55, of 11272 Chapel St., Perkinsville, passed away Nov. 24, 2004 at Rochester General Hospital. Andy was born Nov. 28, 1948 in Rochester the son of Chester and Monica (McLane) Pike. He resided the early years of his life in the Avon area and subsequent to his life in Avon, he moved to Springwater and then to Perkinsville where he has resided with his family for a number of years. Andy and Rema Ormsby enter into a loving marriage on Nov. 29, 1969. Together they have celebrated over 34 years of marriage and during that time they have been proud to raise their two children, Meejin and Terry. Andy's entire employment career was spent at the Xerox Corporation in Rochester. During his 35 years at Xerox he enjoyed different jobs; however driving the 18 wheelers as a “Rigger” for the past number of years was what he loved to do most. He enjoyed studying martial arts throughout his life as evidenced by his attaining the rank of 3rd degree black belt. Along with enjoying riding motorcycles, Andy took pleasure in hunting deer. He also had an African Gray Parrot named Tabia that he loved to teach “different” sayings. Andy also was a communicant of Sacred Heart He was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife Rema Pike of Perkinsville; his daughter, Meejin Pike of Alexandria Va.; his son, Terry Pike of Perkinsville; brothers, Gerald and Allen Pike of Avon; mother-in-law, Elsie Ormsby of Dansville; brother-in-law Douglas Ormsby of Geneseo; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins. Andy's family and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial Monday at Sacred Heart Church in Perkinsville. Contributions in Andy's memory may be direct to his family at 11272 Chapel St., Wayland NY 14572. Funeral arrangements completed at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St., Wayland NY.

Virginia Vallentin

Prattsburg - Virginia M. Quinn Vallentin, 79, of 5827 Dillenbeck Road, Prattsburg, passed away Nov. 18, 2004 at the Hospeace House in Naples. Virginia was born Dec. 15, 1924 in Parma, N.Y. the daughter of Leon and Nelle (Peffer) Quinn. She resided the early years of her life in and around the Parma and Rochester areas. She also lived in Honeoye for 29 years prior to moving to Prattsburg in 1993. Virginia and Lawrence Vallentin entered into a loving marriage July 31, 1955 in Mansfield, Pa. Together they celebrated over 49 years of marriage. Throughout her life, Virginia was a housewife and homemaker that enjoyed traveling. She took many trips throughout the United States and once made a trip to Germany. Virginia also enjoyed getting out of the house to visit her family and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Leon and Nelle Quinn; grandsons, Sam and Scott MacKenzie; brothers, George and Gary Quinn and her sister LaVera Quinn. She is survived by her husband Lawrence Vallentin of Prattsburg; her daughter, Sharon MacKenzie of Atlanta; five grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; sister Phyllis (Ray) Finn of Springwater; brothers, Richard (Kathy) Quinn of Florida and Leon Quinn of Texas; along with several nieces and nephews. Virginia's calling hours and funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of her family at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St., Wayland. Contributions in Virginia M. Vallentin's memory may be made to the Hospeace House of Naples, 7824 County Road 3, Naples NY 14512.