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Obituaries published the week of December 11, 2003
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In Memoriam

Roger T. Bowen

Avid outdoorsman

Roger T. Bowen, 43, of Springwater, died peacefully Dec. 2, 2003 after a long and courageous battle with cancer, at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. He was born the son of Norman and Audrey Snyder Bowen on Nov. 7, 1960 in Brockport. He was employed at Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing and spending time with his children. He was president of the Hemlock Sportsmanıs Club. He is survived by his loving wife Susan Wells-Bowen; his children, Erika and Jeremiah, all of Springwater; father, Norman (Vickie) Bowen of Bath; mother, Audrey Bowen of Branchport; sisters, Susan Cutcher of Conesus, Anita (Greg) Bowen-Brothers of Hilton, Julie Bowen of Houston, Texas; nephews, Kalei Cutcher, Aaron (Missy) Mruk, Alec Bowen, Gabe Traver; and godson Elijah Mruk; mother-in-law Nancy Wells of Lima; many dear friends. Friends called Friday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15 in Livonia where services were held Saturday with the Rev. Rob Parker officiating. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Cancer Center at Strong Memorial Hospital.

James J. Bucci Sr.

Former Retsof resident

James J. Bucci Sr., 61, of 1537 Ed Cook Road in Durham, N. C., died Dec. 2, 2003 at his residence, after an extended illness. Mr. Bucci was formerly of Retsof. He is survived by his wife Nancy Brooks Bucci; his children, Tammy Bucci of Orem, Utah, Tracy (Lyle) Turybury of Front Royal, Va. and James (Pamela) Bucci Jr. of Rush; his mother Frances Levey of Hollywood, Fla.; brothers, Joseph (Elaine) Bucci of Geneseo, Stephen (Gladys) Bucci of Hollywood, Fla., Patrick and Alfred Bucci of Rochester; sisters, Joan Fulmer of Hollywood, Fla., Nicki Sue Bucci of Rochester; eight stepchildren, Kathleen, John, Diane, Terrance, Gerald and Joseph FitzGibbon, Patricia Sullivan and Maureen Hruza; 18 grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father Joseph E. Bucci and his stepfather Stanley Levey. He was born Feb. 8, 1942 in Dansville the son of Joseph E. and Frances (Babcock) Bucci. Jim graduated from York Central School in 1960 having been a member of the football, basketball, baseball and track teams. He was employed in the restaurant business for the most part of his life, including 22 years with Marriott International. Jim was a loving husband, father and friend to many. His wonderful sense of humor and willingness to help others will be greatly missed. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Thursday and Friday. Funeral Mass was held Dec. 6 at St. Lucyıs Church in Retsof with Father Michael Brown officiating. Burial, St. Maryıs Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to Special Olympics Area 21, 3510 Pebble Beach Rd., Lakeville NY 14480 or the American Diabetes Association, 20 Ramona St., Rochester NY 14613.

David L. Northrop Sr.

Hemlock resident

David L. Northrop Sr., 69, of Coykendall Hill Road, died Dec. 1, 2003 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. He was born the son Howard and Anolee Malaber Northrop on May 6, 1934 in Hemlock. He was employed by the City of Rochester Water Works and then at Lakeland Concrete in Lima for many years. He is survived by his wife Rose Marie; children, David Jr., Anolee (Bob) Beach, William Northrop, Annette Northrop, Babbette Northrop, Dynamite Burus, Laurie Grann; 14 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; sister Phyllis (Bud) McNair and brother Donly (Marge) Northrop. Friends attended a memorial service at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15 in Livonia on Friday with the Rev. Jerry Metz officiating. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Richmond Ambulance Fund or the Eastview Dialysis Center, Victor Heights Parkway, Victor NY 14564. Arrangements: Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc.

Morris R. Smith

World War II Navy veteran

Morris R. Smith, 79, of Summer St. in Livonia, died Dec. 5, 2003 at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia. He was born Dec. 5, 1924 in South Lima. He was a World War II Navy veteran, a member of the Lone Sailors Memorial, the Destroyer Escort Sailors Association and the Avon Zion Episcopal Church. Morris was a retiree of Eastman Kodak Company. He is survived by his wife Frances; his children, Carolyn (Bucky) of Piffard, Robert (Brenda) Smith of Geneseo, Kevin Smith of Ellenton, Fla., Wayne (Susan) Smith of Livonia; grandchildren, Francine (Robert) Pelkey, Trish and Barb Finocchario, Amy (Austin) DeGraff, Andrew and Jeffrey Smith; brother Russell (Gladys) Smith of South Lima; sister-in-law Ruth Smith of Reno, Nev.; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Monday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia. His Funeral Service was held Tuesday at Zion Episcopal Church, 10 Park Place in Avon. Burial, Union Cemetery in Livonia. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Parkinsonıs Disease Association, Campus Box 8111, 660 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis MO 63110.