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Obituaries published the week of December 22, 2005
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In Memoriam

Joseph R. Anzalone

Mt. Morris resident

Joseph R. Anzalone, 87, 114 N. Main St. in Mt. Morris, died Dec. 16, 2005 at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mt. Morris. He was born on Sept. 12, 1918 in Rochester the son of Joseph and Carrie Anzalone. He married Mary Puglia on April 6, 1940. Prior to his retirement in 1999 he owned and operated Joe's Auto Parts in Mt. Morris for nearly 50 years. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church. He is survived by his wife Mary; five children, Joseph (Josette) Anzalone of North Carolina, Jim (Marcia) Anzalone of Leicester, Chuck (Linda) Anzalone and Danny (Patty) Anzalone, both of Mt. Morris and Carol Countryman of Perry; 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; stepbrother Joe (Anna) Latona and stepsister Jennie Mistretta, both of Mt. Morris; nieces, nephews and many dear friends. He was predeceased by his son-in-law Richard Countryman in 2004. Friends called Sunday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408) in Mt. Morris where prayers were said Monday followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church. Burial, St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Condolences may be emailed to

Anthony Calderone

General Electric retiree

Anthony Calderone, 65, a retiree from General Electric in Syracuse, N.Y., died Dec. 15, 2005 at the Lockport Memorial Hospital in Lockport, N.Y. Mr. Calderone had been a resident of the Briarwood Nursing Home in Lockport prior to his admission to the hospital He is survived by two brothers, Otto (Elaine) Calderone of Lockport, Larry Calderone of Hawaii; four sisters, Louise (Ferid) Doslu of Ohio, Lorraine Pisani of Pennsylvania, Roseanne Roberts of Syracuse, Terri Ann (Fashia) Rabbineau of New Jersey; brother-in-law Bill Flint of Hornell; many nieces and nephews. He was born Oct. 24, 1940 in Wayland, N.Y the son of Anthony and Mary Maniscalco Calderone. He was a graduate of Avoca Central School. Visitation was held Sunday at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo where Funeral Services were held Dec. 19 with Deacon George Spezzano of St. Mary's Church in Geneseo officiating. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Arda P. Hanna

Longtime York resident

Arda P. Hanna, 101, died Dec. 19, 2005 at Monroe Community Hospital in Rochester. Mrs. Hanna resided with her daughter on Clover St. in Rochester prior to her entry into the hospital in August. She was a longtime resident of York. She is survived by her daughter Joan (Russell) Smith of Rochester; two grandsons, Daniel (Ellen) Smith of Macedon and Thomas Smith of North Carolina; seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband John G. Hanna in 1973. She was born Sept. 21, 1904 in Coudersport, Pa. the daughter of Sannie and Madge Mallory Persing. She was a graduate of the Geneseo Normal School. She taught in several one room schoolhouses throughout her teaching career. She was a third grade teacher at the York Central School for 29 years before her retirement. No prior calling hours. Private Funeral Services will be held Dec. 22 at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in York with Rev. Neil Frood of the York United Presbyterian Church officiating. Memorials may be made to York United Presbyterian Church, 2662 Main St., Box 41, York NY 14592. Reference: Rector-Hicks Funeral Home Inc., Geneseo

Leslie G. James

Wayland resident

Leslie G. James, 34, of 10497 Wolfanger Road, passed away Dec. 17, 2005 at her home after a courageous 4-1/2 year battle with cancer. She was born July 3, 1971 in North Hornell the daughter of Leslie Halbert Jr. and Martha Birchard Glover. She grew up in Canaseraga and graduated from high school there in 1989 as the salutatorian of her class. Leslie and Jamie James entered into marriage of Nov. 17, 1990 at the Dansville United Methodist Church. Together they recently celebrated their 15th anniversary. Leslie and Jamie lived in Dansville for a couple of years prior to moving to the Wayland area where they have resided since. Leslie began a career 15 years ago with the former Brooks Drug Store (currently CVS) in Wayland and eventually became the manager of the Wayland facility. Leslie was an active softball and soccer player in the local women's leagues. She became quite the quilt maker, along with enjoying gardening and flowers. She was very proud of their new home on Wolfanger Road and apparently she liked to mow the lawn because every time she did she kept trying to make it bigger by mowing farther and farther each time. Leslie also enjoyed going to lunch with her mother. As she bravely fought her cancer with her many treatments and appointments, she could always fit in lunch with mom. Leslie was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Everett and Marvel Birchard; and her paternal grandparents, Cleo and Leslie Halbert. She is survived by her husband Jamie James of Wayland; her two daughters, Sara and Hannah James, both of Wayland; her mother Martha (Gerald) Glover of Loon Lake; her father, Leslie (Kathy) Halbert Jr. of Oswego; her father and mother-in-law, Terry (Leona) James of Dansville; Grannie Clark of Perkinsville; siblings, Kathie (Wally) Berry of Canaseraga, Cindy Rowley of Greece, Patricia (Elton) Shumway of Olean, Daniel Rowley, Andrew Rowley, both of Canaseraga, Jason (Stacy) Birchard of Waverly, Tenn., Wilson Rowley of Aberdeen, Md., Duane Glover of Wayland, Donald (Cathy) Glover of Cuba, James Halbert of Oswego, and Christopher (Lisa) Halbert of Cohocton; sister and brother-in-law, Terra (Lorenzo) Ylizarde of Wellington, Fla., along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Leslie's family and friends called Sunday and Monday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St., Wayland. Funeral Services were conducted Tuesday at the Dansville United Methodist Church, 5 Chestnut Ave., Dansville with the Rev. David Hotchkiss officiating. Interment, Village Cemetery in Wayland. Contributions in Leslie G. James memory may be made to the Cancer Treatment Services, 21 Orchard St., Hornell NY 14843 or to the Scottsburg United Methodist Church.

Francis D. McCracken

Retired farmer

Francis D. McCracken, 84, a retired farmer, died Dec. 18, 2005 at the Livingston County Campus Skilled Nursing Facility in Mt. Morris. Mr. McCracken resided on Mt. Pleasant Road in York where he operated his own farm. He is survived by his wife Iva Herman McCracken; children, Sandra (John) Zaurel of Clarence, N.Y., Roger (Alice) McCracken of Piffard, Alan McCracken of Amherst, N.Y. and Wendy McCracken of Rochester; five grandsons; one sister Ruth Wise of Nunda; several nieces, nephews and in-laws. He was born Sept. 5, 1921 in Towonda, Pa., the son of Peter and Bertha Benjamin McCracken. He was an active member of the York Baptist Church where he served in the choir. Visitation was held Tuesday at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo. Funeral Service, Wed., Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. at the York Baptist Church with Rev. Joy Bergfalk officiating. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Fowlerville. Memorials may be made to the York Baptist Church, 2738 Main St., York NY 14592 or the York Fire Department Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 95, York NY 14592.

Charles S. Nobles

Caledonia resident

Charles S. Nobles, 70, of Caledonia died Dec. 18, 2005 at Highland Hospital, Rochester. He was born Feb. 17, 1935 in Batavia to Marion and Ruth Nobles. Mr. Nobles retired from Empire Trucking. He enjoyed his grandchildren, hunting, fishing, camping, boating, snowmobiling, bowling and attending races at Limerock Speedway. He is survived by his son, Gary (Sue) Nobles; daughters, Brenda (David) Dermody, Camille (Raul) Lopez, Laurie (Bill) Ficarra; grandchildren, Melissa (Jason) Reid, Tiffany, Billy, Nick, Lindsay, Matt and Chris; great-grandchildren, Kara and Aydan; father, Marion Nobles; brothers, Claude (Kim) and Merv Nobles; sister, Laurelie (Alan) Sickles; several nieces and nephews. His wife, Betty and mother, Ruth predeceases Mr. Nobles. Friends and family called Tuesday, Dec. 20 at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St. His funeral, Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 10:00 A.M. Interment, Mumford Rural Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 1595 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14620.

June Rohe

Avon - June (Lafler) Rohe, 86, died Dec. 19, 2005. She was born on June 1, 1919 in Middlesex, N.Y. the daughter of Stultz and Kathleen Lafler. She was predeceased by her husband Clarence Rohe and son Richard Bayles. She was a charter member of the Avon Lioness Club, Avon XYZ Club, Avon Preservation and Historical Society, Middlesex Heritage Group, as well as the Lima American Legion Auxiliary Post 282. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Ellis “Pete” and Suzanne Lafler of Henrietta; niece Patricia Bellis of Cohocton; six great nieces and many dear friends. Friends are invited to call Thursday 2-4, and 7-9 p.m. at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, inc., 350 Genesee St. in Avon where her Funeral Service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. Spring interment, Overackers Cemetery, Middlesex, N.Y. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Avon United Methodist Church, 130 Genesee St., Avon NY 14414 or Livingston County Hospice, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510..