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Obituaries published the week of December 16, 2004
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In Memoriam

John M. Clark

Conesus resident

John M. Clark, 23, died suddenly Dec. 12, 2004. He was born the son of William and Mariane Pasnak Clark on May 10, 1981 in Rochester. He was a graduate of Livonia Central School and worked locally as a drywaller. He was predeceased by his sister Melissa in 1980. He is survived by his parents, William and Mariane Clark of Conesus; sister Michelle (Ronald) Fugle of Greece; maternal grandmother, Mary Pasnak of Livonia; paternal grandmother Joyce Clark of Texas; aunt Tonya (Michael) McNeely of Texas; cousins and other family members. Friends may call Wednesday 4-8 p.m. at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Route 15 in Livonia, where his Funeral Service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m.. Burial, Union Cemetery, Livonia. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Livonia Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 8, or the Livonia Fire Department, P.O. Box 150, Livonia NY 14487.

Rose R. D'Imperio

Mt. Morris resident

Rose R. D'Imperio, 100, of 16 Murray St., Mt. Morris, died Dec. 8, 2004 at the Livingston County Campus Skilled Nursing Facility in Mt. Morris. She was born the daughter of James and Rose (Caruso) Biondolillo on Jan. 27, 1904 in Mt. Morris. She was a life resident of Mt. Morris. Prior to her retirement on August 29, 1973 she was the housemother at the School of Nursing at Craig Developmental Center in Sonyea. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church, CSEA and had also worked as a Beautician in Mt. Morris for many years. She is survived by her three children, Angela H. Chichester of Mt. Morris, Ruth (Gus) Ganakas of Michigan and Charles (Mary) D'Imperio of Canandaigua; 11 grandchildren, Donald (Bernice) Chichester, Carol Jean (Eugene) Sutera, Tom (Carol Petote), Gail, Gary, Gregory, Anne and Marcy Ganakas, Amy Dalebout, Beth (Greg) Westbrook and Charles (Terry) D'Imperio; 13 great grandchildren, Kelly (Kevin) Hogan, Wendi (Matthew) Chichester, Daniel and Julie Sutera, Erin and Jennifer Ganakas, Katie Dalebout, Ashley, Jaime and Cory Westbrook, Chuckie and Emily D'Imperio; one sister, Susan Vallone of Perinton; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Charles in 1959. Friends called Sunday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris where prayers were said Monday followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Burial, St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Teresa House, 21 Highland Rd., Geneseo NY 14454. Condolences may be emailed to

John H. Hancock

U.S. Army veteran

Wayland - John H. Hancock, 57, of 3097 Emo Road, passed away Dec. 7, 2004. John was born Sept. 19, 1947 in Rochester the son of Orlo and Donna (King) Hancock. He grew up in Rochester and graduated from Edison Tech High School. Subsequent to high school, John attended Rochester Institute of Technology. He moved to Cohocton in the early 1980s. On Oct. 19, 1984 John and Patrice Miller entered into a loving marriage. Together they have celebrated over 20 years of marriage. John's employment career included numerous years as a tool and die maker at Rochester Products in Rochester. He served his country in the U.S. Army. For a majority of John's life he was a volunteer that donated hundreds of hours to numerous causes. He was a Rochester auxiliary police member; he was a Cohocton Volunteer Fireman; an EMT for Cohocton; a forest fire fighter that fought numerous fires nationwide; a volunteer for the American Red Cross working in the damage assessment and disaster relief department. John also was one of the first volunteer responders at Ground Zero during the 911 disaster in New York City. He loved the outdoors. He enjoyed cutting wood, creating trails and making a large pond on his property. He is survived by his wife Patrice Hancock of Wayland; his son Charles (Wendy) Hancock of Rochester; his daughter, Donna Hancock of Rochester; grandsons, Kelby and Cameron Young and Hunter and Xavier Hancock; sisters, Orlene (Richard) Platt of Rochester, Karen (Tom) Baybutt of Brockport and Cindy Hancock of Rochester; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends called Tuesday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland. John's funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of his family. Contributions in John H. Hancock's memory may be made to the American Red Cross, Clara Barton Chapter No. 1, 57 Elizabeth St., Dansville NY 14437.

Donald S. Kelly

World War II veteran

Donald S. Kelly, 84, died Dec. 8, 2004 at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home in Livonia. He was born the son of Dr. John and Johnnie Shapp Kelly on April 7, 1920 in Alameda, Calif. Don was a World War II Navy veteran, a graduate of Vanderbilt University, a past board member at Ridgemont Country Club, a retiree of Eastman Kodak Company, a life long resident of Greece and a lifetime member of SRAG. He was predeceased by his wife Elaine in 1993. He was the beloved father of JoAnn (William) Weber of Livonia; beloved grandfather of Kelly Weber of Brockport and James Weber of Livonia; cousin of Edie Spargo of Georgia, Dottie Kelly of Tennessee. He is also survived by his canine companion Fred. No prior calling. A Memorial Service will be held at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Livonia and will be announced at a later date. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Salvation Army, 10 Franklin St., Rochester NY 14604.

Margaret M. Lyons

Henrietta - Margaret M. Lyons, 84, died Dec. 9, 2004 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. She was born the daughter of Reynolds and Lenora Graumenz on July 19, 1920 in Rochester. She was predeceased by her husband John in 1977. She was a member of Guardian Angels Church in Henrietta. She is survived by her sons, Kevin (Anne) Lyons of Gananda, Keith (Virginia) Lyons of Livonia, Craig Lyons of Rochester; four grandchildren; brother, Robert (Roxy) Graumenz of Wisconsin; several nieces and nephews. Friends and family attended her Funeral Mass Dec. 10 at Guardian Angels Church, 2061 East Henrietta Road in Henrietta with the Rev. Edward Zenkel officiating. Burial, Maplewood Cemetery, Henrietta. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Henrietta Ambulance Fund, 280 Calkins Road, Rochester NY 14623.

Harry Moss

Retired horseman

Harry Moss, 86, a retired horseman for Hanover Shoe Farm in Hanover, Pa. and White Devon Farm in Geneseo, died Dec. 10, 2004 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Mr. Moss resided on Melody Lane in Geneseo. He is survived by his companion Gail Chasey of Geneseo; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Jill Chasens Moss of Dallas, Texas; two grandchildren, Elissa and Aaron Moss of Dallas; several nieces and nephews in England. He was born June 23, 1918 in Wallesey, England, the son of Alfred and Jean Keenliside Moss. He served in the British Army during World War II in Africa and Italy. He emigrated to the United States in 1947 and became a well known horseman in Kentucky, Pennsylvania and New York. In 1952 he traveled with the U.S. Equestrian Team to Helsinki, Finland. Harry had a love of fox hunting, trout fishing in New Zealand and playing golf. Visitation will be held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. Memorial services will be held Thursday, Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Geneseo with Rev. Mark Lattime officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the Geneseo Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 428, Geneseo NY 14454.

George G. Smith

World War II Navy veteran

George G. Smith, 77 of Toms River, N.J., passed away Nov. 6 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Batavia, NY he resided in Caledonia, and graduated from Cal-Mum in 1945. He also resided in Springfield, Va. and Manalapan before moving to Greenbriar Woodlands in 1992. Mr. Smith was a salesman for the Eastman Kodak Company in New York City for 19 years, retiring in 1987. He was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a communicant of St. Luke's Catholic Church in Toms River. Mr. Smith was active coaching youth football, basketball and Little League in Springfield, Va. and Manalapan Township. During his term as president, the Manalapan High School Booster Club provided the opportunity for Manalapan to hold night football and soccer games by financing the first lights on a Freehold regional football field. An avid golfer, Mr. Smith served as president of the Greenbriar Woodlands Golf Association and later as major tournament chairman. He was a member and past quartermaster of Greenbriar Woodlands VFW Post 8885. Surviving are his loving, beloved wife, Marilyn Scott Smith; his sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Tassea Smith of San Antonia, Texas, and Patrick and Sheila Smith of Wake Forrest, N.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Dr. Richard Gargiulo of Medford; nine grandchildren, Steven, Richard and Lisa Gargiulo, Anya and George Shaw, Graeson Smith, and Hannah, Melissa and Shawna Smith. Visiting was held Tuesday at Silverton Memorial Funeral Home, 2482 Church Road, Toms River. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday at St. Luke's Church. Interment at Brig.Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown. In lieu of flowers, donations to VFW Post 8885, Greenbriar Woodlands, 1 Kensington Drive, Toms River NJ 08755 or Van Dyke Hospice 99 Route 37 W., Toms River NJ 08755 would be appreciated. Reference: Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 Main St., Caledonia.