Monday, July 21, 2008

New York Daily Obituaries 07/21/08

  • Allen, Lorelei R.

    Lorelei R. Allen of Montrose, Pa. Lorelei R. Allen, 70, of Montrose, Pa., passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2008, at Meadow View Senior Living Center, Montrose, Pa., after an extended illness. She was born to the late Ellsworth B. Smith and Arlene A. (Fessenden) Smith Sechrist. Her husband of 50 years, Richard L. Allen, survives. Also surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Lucinda and Fred Howell, Jr., Montrose, Pa.; granddaughter, Ericka Howell; brother and sister-in-law, Phillip and Veronica Smith,…

    • Andrews, Ruth E.

      Andrews, Ruth E. Rochester: July 14, 2008. Predeceased by her parents, Dr. Axel &Ruth (Hansson) Ericksen; sister, Cynthia E. Vukcevich. Survived by cousin, Birgitta J. Mardell; niece, Sasha V. Fraynor; loving family and friends. Ruth was a member of Vasa Klippen Lodge of Rochester, Sons of Norway, Danish Sisterhood and a retiree of the City of Rochester. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 11 AM at The Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word (597 East Avenue). Interment,…

      • Atkins, Rita (Leggieri)

        ATKINS - Rita (nee Leggieri)July 18, 2008, beloved wife of the late Thomas R. Atkins; loving mother of Thomas G. (Dianna) Atkins; loving grandmother of Julia C. and Holly M. Atkins; sister of Alma, Donald (Sylvia) Leggieri, Marguerite Dolly (Vince) Cronin and the late John Leggieri and Jeanette Scott; sister-in-law of Reba Leggieri and Joseph Scott; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call Monday from 9 AM-11 AM, at the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 2480 Kensington, where services will be held on…

        • Austin, Harriett L.

          and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Sunday, July 20, 2008, from 4 - 7:00 p.m. Her Service will take place at the funeral home on Monday at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats where she will be laid to rest beside her late husband, Leslie Austin. Special thanks to the staff of Southern Tier Hospice for the wonderful care given to mom - especially from Christine Eckert, Mary Ann Donnelly, Lori Mosteller and Mindy Brown.…

          • Bell, Angelo A.

            Bell, Angelo A. LeRoy: Angelo A. Bell, age 97, July 18, 2008. Mr. Bell was known by many generations throughout the area as "Santa Claus", a role he loved to do for over 50 years. He was also very much involved with volunteering his time to various organizations throughout his community. He is survived by his sons: Mark (Bonnie) Bell, Kevin (Kathy) Bell, Bruce Bell, Brian (Mary) Bell, two sisters-in-law; Jane Sweet and Suzanne Waterman, 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces and…

            • Bly, James R.

              may call Tuesday from 4-8PM at the DiPonzio Funeral Home, Inc., 219 Spencerport Road, Gates. On Wednesday morning, July 23, friends are invited to attend his funeral services at 11:00 in the funeral home. Interment, White Haven Memorial Park.

              • Bolents, Mary B.

                • Bourcy, Paul C.

                  may call at Leo M. Bean and Sons , 2771 Chili Ave., Wednesday, 3-7 PM. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 11 AM at Holy Ghost Church, 220 Coldwater Rd. Interment, Holy Ghost Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Fairport Baptist Home, 4646 Nine Mile Point Rd., Fairport, NY 14450 or Holy Ghost Church.

                  • Breitling, Charlotte (Rockefeller)

                    BREITLING - Charlotte (Rockefeller)March 17, 2008 formerly of Cheektowaga, NY. Dear wife of Paul. Loving mother of Richard (Srirut) and Ronald (Paula) Breitling. Dear grandmother of Christene (James) Maas and Dustin Breitling. Loving great-grandmother of Olivia Maas. A memorial service will be held on July 26 at 11 AM at Williamsville United Methodist Church, 5681 Main St. Family will be there to greet friends starting at 10 AM. In lieu of flower, memorials may be made to your public libraries large print…

                    • Briggs, Winifred

                      Briggs, Winifred Rochester: July 17, 2008. Calling hours Tuesday 6-9 PM only at Metropolitan Funeral Chapels, 109 West Avenue.

                      • Brooks, Melvin Robert

                        Melvin Robert Brooks July 27, 1927 - March 6, 2008 It is our family's sad responsibility to announce the passing of our dear family member, Mel Brooks. He grew up in Castle Creek, attended college at Clarkson, served in the Navy during WWII, and until his retirement in 1987, he was a bank inspector for the US Treasury Department traveling the world over. He lived in Hightstown, N.J. with his wife, Patricia until his passing. He is also survived by his son, Jonathan; and his granddaughter, Sarah. A…

                        • Bucher, Jack W.

                          BUCHER - Jack W. Of Hamburg, NY, July 18, 2008, beloved husband of Joy Hope Bucher; loving father of Jacqueline (Bob) Smith, Suzanne (Ronald) Poland, Brian (Linda) and Bruce (Tracy) Bucher; brother of Lee (Fred) Pfening of Columbus, OH; also survived by seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. No prior visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the Hamburg United Methodist Church, 116 Union St., Tuesday at 1 PM. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials to Greater Niagara Frontier…

                          • Buck, Doris H.

                            BUCK - Doris H. Recently deceased. Beloved wife of Chester Buck. Friends are invited to attend a graveside service in Elmlawn Cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 1.,

                            • Cambisi, Dante Camillo

                              • Chowaniec, Walter F.

                                will be present to receive friends on Tuesday from 2-4 &7-9 PM at the (Cleveland Hill Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 569 Cleveland Drive. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at Infant of Prague Church at 10:00 AM. (please assemble at Church) Mr. Chowaniec was a 55 year member of Infant of Prague Church and Senior Achievers. Online register at,

                                • Christopher, Ernest J.

                                  CHRISTOPHER, Ernest J. -63rd Birthday. What would we give to clasp his hand, his happy face to see; to hear his voice and see his smile, that meant so much to us. LOVE WIFE ANGELA AND FAMILY,

                                  • Ciancio, Joseph Lawrence

                                    CIANCIO, Joseph Lawrence - September 11, 1992 - July 21, 2007. Remembering you with love today, and always. -Auntie Lynn,

                                    • Clark, Linda B.

                                      Clark, Linda B. (Bushek) Groveland: July 16, 2008, at age 65 years. She is survived by her husband, R. William Clark; her children, Sarah (John) Driscoll of Groveland and James (Jennifer) Clark of Conesus; 2 grandchildren, Shawna and Maggie. Linda, like a rare wildflower, enriched the lives of those who notice uniquely special things. Funeral services will be held privately in Oak Ridge Cemetery, South Livonia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wadsworth Library, 24 Center St.,…

                                      • Cleveland, Dennis J.

                                        Town of Newburgh, NY Dennis J. Cleveland of the Town of Newburgh, entered into rest on July 19, 2008 at home. He was 49. The son of the late George E. and Etta Mae Jermanario Cleveland, he was born January 8, 1959 in Newburgh, NY. Dennis was an N.F.A. graduate and construction and home improvement worker. Survivors include his daughter, Dara J. Cleveland; brothers, Eddie Cleveland and his companion, Pam Trippel, Kirk and his wife, Kelly A. Cleveland, Brian and Robbie Cleveland; nieces and nephews: Brittany,…

                                        • Comella, Phyllis M.

                                          • Conti P.E., Fioravante

                                            Fioravante Conti, P.E. of Vestal Fioravante Conti, P.E., 84, of Vestal, died Friday, July 18, 2008, at his home. He was predeceased by his parents, Maria and Antonio Conti; his sisters, Rose Novello, Filomena Novello and Anna D'Onofrio. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Tina Conti, Vestal; his children, Maria and Jeff Upperman, Southlake, Tex., Rita and Russell Keller, Rochester, Dr. Roger and Marlette Conti, Vestal; eight grandchildren, Gina, Vincent, Carla, Alessandra, Juliana, Stephen, Charles…

                                            • Copp, Richard

                                              Copp, Richard Fairport: July 18, 2008. Survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary June Copp. Predeceased by son, Robert, survived by sons Richard (Mary Ann), daughter in law Flo, John, Wm. Scott (Laurie); siblings, Nancy Brant (Robert), Joan Gerry (Robert), Buster Brownell (Maxine), Ronald Brownell (Geri); six grandchildren; David (Jenn), Molly, Emily, Joanna, Jonathan, Benjamin. Dick wanted to thank all our wonderful relatives, church and neighborhood friends and the angels without wings at…

                                              • Cosentino, Carmella

                                                • Cupples, Vincent C.

                                                • De Rosa, Nicholas A. (Featured Guest Book)

                                                  ?Of El Paso, TX. Survived by wife: Jacqueline DeRosa; sons: Mark, Scott DeRosa (Robin); daughter, Karen (Mark) Saldanha, grandchildren Matthew, Joseph, and Jessica Also survived by sisters Mildred LaPlaca (Lou) and Anita Aurielo, and many neices and nephews. Funeral Mass: 7 pm Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at Restlawn Funeral Home. Nicholas was a member of the George Lamm VFW post, past president of the Italian American Club in El Paso, and president of the Buffalo Bill Fans Chapter in El Paso, TX. Family…

                                                  • DeLorenzo, Margaret (Kuschel)

                                                    may call at Leo M. Bean &Sons , 2771 Chili Ave., Monday, 2-4, 7-9. Funeral Service Tuesday, 10AM at the Funeral Home. Interment, Grove Place Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions to Lifetime Care, 3111 Winton Rd. S., Rochester, NY 14623.

                                                    • DePersis, Thomas A.

                                                      Thomas A. DePersis of Binghamton Thomas A. DePersis, age 54, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 16, 2008. He is predeceased by his father, Gino DePersis. He is survived by one son, Dante DePersis, Binghamton; one sister, Theresa DePersis, Binghamton; his mother, Dorothy (Dubrava) DePersis; one niece, Elaine and Joseph Randazzo, Putnam Valley; also a very special friend, Debroah Kelly, Binghamton; two great-nieces, Gabriella and Sophia Randazzo; also close friends, Sammy and Shelly Allagrino and…

                                                      • Dean, Joan S.

                                                        DEAN, Joan S. (Jans) - July 21, 1935.You will be the brightest star in the sky today because its your birthday. If we all made a wish on it, we would wish you could be with us today. Happy 73rd Birthday, Mother. We miss you.Love,DENNIS, KEVIN, DARLENE, MICHAEL AND PAUL,

                                                        • Dingman, Harriet Birdsall

                                                          • Drysdale, James

                                                            are invited to attend a Memorial Service Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 5:00 PM at Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14626. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Greece Baptist Church in his memory.

                                                            • Fayle, G. Thomas

                                                              • Fitzsimons, Ann M. (Scott)

                                                                Fitzsimons, Ann M. (Scott) Chili: Passed away July 19, 2008, at age 77. She is predeceased by her husband Howard. She is survived by her children, Patrick (Mary), Steven, Margaret Ann Fitzsimons-Quick and Michael Earl Fitzsimons; grandchildren, Michele (Frank Angelo) Vega, Shannon and Danielle Fitzsimons, Tammy Quick and Jessica Slattery; 10 great-grandchildren; sister Corky (Harry) Grandy; several nieces and nephews. There will be no prior calling. A memorial mass will be held at the Church of the…

                                                                • Frantz, Frederick Nelson

                                                                  FRANTZ - Frederick Nelson July 20, 2008 of Depew, NY. Beloved husband of the late Barbara Ann (Wodarczyk) Frantz; dear father of Michael Frantz; dear grandfather of Dana Frantz; son of the late Frederick and Florence (Wylupski) Frantz; brother of Christine (Richard) Sak, James (Karen) Frantz; survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral services from the BARRON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME INC., 3025 William St. (near Union Rd, Cheektowaga) Wednesday at 11 AM. Family present Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9. Mr. Frantz was a retiree…

                                                                  • Freeman, Rita K.

                                                                    • Gefell, Bernard E.

                                                                      are invited to meet the family TUESDAY 12:00pm at ST. FRANCIS XAVIER/ HOLY REDEEMER CHURCH for his funeral mass. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. PAUL W. HARRIS FUNERAL HOME 570 Kings Highway So. 544-2041

                                                                      • Gibson, Cynthia E.

                                                                        Gibson, Cynthia E. Providence, RI: Age 46, on Thursday, July 3, 2008, passed away unexpectedly. Born in Rochester, NY. She was the daughter of Sarah E. Gardener and the late Robert F. Gibson. Besides her mother, she leaves a son, Benjamin Cardoso of E. Providence, RI; one sister Elizabeth Gibson of Rochester; two brothers Donald Gibson of Rochester and Brian Gibson of La Quinta, California. The family will receive callers at the mother's home, 175 Forest Hills Rd., Rochester from 6-9PM, Wed. July 23,…

                                                                        • Gould, Robert A. "Bob"

                                                                          Robert "Bob" A. Gould of Binghamton Robert "Bob" A. Gould, 64, passed away Friday, July 18, 2008, in Binghamton General Hospital. Bob was born in Sidney. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving 6 years on a nuclear-powered submarine. Bob spent his adult life living in New Berlin working as a supervisory nurse at Chase Memorial Nursing Home. He moved to Binghamton in 2002. Bob is survived by sisters, Barbara Grotevant and Cathy Cullum, Binghamton; and brothers, Larry Gould, Burke,…

                                                                          • Graves, Barbara (Sheridan)

                                                                            Graves, Barbara (Sheridan) Rochester: "Barbie" Graves died at Rochester General Hospital on July 9, 2008 at the age of 63. She is survived by her husband Larry; brothers Thomas (Carol) Sheridan of Palatka, FL, Daniel (Ellen) Sheridan of Scio, NY; many nieces and nephews and special friends at 4800 RGH. Barb worked at the former Genesee Hospital and Rochester General for a combined 34 years. She was also an accomplished photographer and "Cody" lover. There will be no prior calling hours.…

                                                                            • Gregg, Sarah Elaine

                                                                              Damascus, PA Sarah Elaine Gregg, a longtime resident of Damascus, PA, died July 19, 2008 at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, PA. She was 68. The daughter of Dode and Ethel Williams, she was born June 1, 1940 in Memphis, TN. Sarah worked at the Delaware Valley Job Corps Center of New York in Callicoon, NY for 28 years. She loved tending her flower gardens and enjoyed her family. Survivors include her husband, William Gregg, at home; her daughter, Tammy Zaleski and her husband, Mark of Milford, PA; her…

                                                                              • Grego, Dorothy R.

                                                                                GREGO, Dorothy R. Age 82, of Morris, PA, went to be with her Lord, Saturday, July 19, 2008, in Wellsboro, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield, PA.

                                                                                • Gross, Nancy M.

                                                                                  • Guastaferro, Margaret M. (Oddy)

                                                                                    are asked to assemble at St. Gregory the Great Church Wednesday 10:30 AM for a Mass of Christian Burial. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Margarets name can be made to the cause for the Cannonization of Fr. Baker. Margaret was a member of St. Gregs Senior Citizens, Literacy Volunteers Professional Secretarys Association and the Amherst Senior Citizens. Arrangements by Connie Perna-Pellegrino.,

                                                                                    • Haight, Jeffrey D. "Spaz Jr."

                                                                                      • Hinton, Rose G.

                                                                                        are invited to meet the family Saturday, August 9, 2008 at 7:00pm at the funeral home for her memorial service. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Megan Markus Fund, 777 Garnsey Rd., Fairport, NY 14450. PAUL W. HARRIS FUNERAL HOME 570 Kings Highway South 544-2041

                                                                                        • Hodan, Esther

                                                                                          HODAN, Esther -We are thinking of you on your Birthday and there is not a day that goes by that you are not with us. Love, Jim, Peggy &Jimmy,

                                                                                          • Honness, Kevin M.

                                                                                            HONNESS, Kevin M. 45, of Fort Pierre, SD, formerly of Trumansburg, NY, lost his life in an accident on June 7, 2008. A celebration of his life will be held at Bethel Grove Bible Church, 1763 Slaterville Rd. (State Route 79), Ithaca, NY on Saturday, July 26, 2008, at 10 a.m. Kevin is the son of Pam and Howard Loveless of Trumansburg, NY and David and Deborah Honness of Newark, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Kevin M. Honness Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Trumansburg Central School…

                                                                                            • Iannarelli, Sharon J.

                                                                                              • Ingelfinger, Eugene J.

                                                                                                will receive friends Tuesday 7-9 PM and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at the F.E. BROWN SONS FUNERAL HOME, INC., E. Quaker St., Orchard Park. Services from the funeral home Thursday 11:15 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Nativity of Our Lord Church at 12 noon.,

                                                                                                • Jamison, Donald

                                                                                                  Stuyvesant, NY After a long struggle with Alzheimer's Disease, Donald Jamison of Stuyvesant, passed away Friday evening, July 18, 2008 at age 83. There will not be a funeral locally. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Thompson Ridge, NY (Orange County) to celebrate his life and to inter his ashes the Jamison Family plot at the Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Don Jamison, the son of Alma (Schumann) and George S. Jamison, was born in Ridgewood, NJ, but grew up in Glens Falls, NY. A…

                                                                                                  • Kankiewicz Sr., Norman C.

                                                                                                    . Arrangements by BARRON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME INC.,

                                                                                                    • Kentner, Harold M.

                                                                                                      may attend a Memorial Service at 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 26 at Farrell-Ryan Funeral Home , 777 Long Pond Rd. (between English and Latta). In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may contribute to Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, 2652 Ridgeway Ave., 14626.

                                                                                                      • Kiefer, Concetta "Jetta" (Zappia)

                                                                                                        KIEFER - Concetta Jetta (nee Zappia)Of Hamburg, NY, formerly of North Collins, NY. Beloved wife of Philip Kiefer Sr.; loving mother of Philip (Carol) Kiefer Jr.; cherished grandmother of Matthew and Mitchell; daughter of the late Frank and Lillian (Montelione) Valone and Sebastiano Zappia; dearest sister of Anthony (Judi) Valone; loving aunt of Michael Valone, Katie (Valone) Nesmith, and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, 10634 Main St. (Route 62), North Collins, NY on…

                                                                                                        • Knapp, June A.

                                                                                                          wishing may contribute to the Point Pleasant Volunteer Ambulance.

                                                                                                          • Kolasz, Leo A.

                                                                                                            KOLASZ - Leo A. July 18, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Stella (Sulowski) Kolasz; devoted father of Barbara (Walter Buddy) Casheba, and Geraldine Geri (Tony) Martinez; loving grandfather of Eric (Janet) Casheba, Christopher (Christine Chrissy) Casheba, Ashley and Allison Martinez; great-grandfather of Lauren, Jessica, Leah, and Jaxon; also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral services at the BUSZKA FUNERAL HOME INC., 2005 Clinton St. (Corner of South Ogden) Tuesday at 9:15 AM and at St. Clares Church…

                                                                                                            • Kress, Norma I. (Moon)

                                                                                                              and friends are welcome to call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA, on Tuesday, July 22, 2008, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. The funeral service to honor Norma's life will be held on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. Cremation will follow the service. Interment of the ashes will be in Columbia Valley Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

                                                                                                              • Leghorn, Elizabeth R.

                                                                                                                will be on Tuesday, July 22 from 4-8 p.m. at the White & Venuto Funeral Home, 188 N. Plank Rd. (Rt. 32), Newburgh. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, July 23 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake, Rt. 52, Newburgh with Monsignor John Budwick officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in New Windsor. If desired, please make contributions to: Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550 or to St. Patrick's Church, 55 Grand St., Newburgh, NY 12550.…

                                                                                                                • Magno, Rose

                                                                                                                  • Marinucci, Hugo V.

                                                                                                                    • Mathis, Florence C.

                                                                                                                      Margaretville, NY On July 17, 2008, although our mother, Florence C. Mathis took her last breath, we rejoice that she entered the heavenly arms of our father, Alfred E. Mathis, who joined our Lord in 1996. Florence began her life in Dumont, NJ on June 27, 1928, the daughter of John and Gladys Meister. She married her one and only love, Alfred, on March 2, 1947, and began her journey to Margaretville to their farm on Hubbell Hill and raised their loving children. Along the way, Florence and Al opened their…

                                                                                                                      • McNeil, Mildred E.

                                                                                                                        are welcome to call Tuesday, 1-4 at the Richard H. Keenan Funeral Home, village location, 41 South Main Street, Fairport , where a service will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Sisters of St. Joseph, c/o Sisters Care.

                                                                                                                        • Mergler, Ruth M.

                                                                                                                          MERGLER - Ruth M. Of Kenmore, July 19, 2008. Daughter of the John B. and Margaret L. Stuebchen Mergler; also survived by 11 cousins including Marcia (Anthony) Lunetta, Lois (Thomas) Montemage, Joyce Bryan of Colfax, WA, Joseph (Mille) Mergler, and many dear friends. Friends may call D. LAWRENCE GINNANE FUNERAL HOME, 3215 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, Tuesday 2-6 PM. All are invited to a funeral service at Pilgrim Ev. Lutheran Church, 44 Chapel Rd. at Delware Rd., Kenmore Wednesday at 10 AM. Please assemble at…

                                                                                                                          • Mesmer, Edward L.

                                                                                                                            will receive friends at the C. MERTZ AND SON FUNERAL HOME INC., 911 Englewood Ave. Monday from 3-7 PM. Where funeral services will follow at 7 PM. In lieu of flowers donations to People, Inc.,

                                                                                                                            • Messina, Vensenza "Jennie"

                                                                                                                              MESSINA - Vensenza Jennie July 19, 2008. Daughter of the late Philip and Antonia (nee Giordano) Messina; dear sister of Josephine (late Peter) Villa, Thomas late (Delores), Felix (May) Messina, Antonette (late Sam) Polizzi, Paul (late Jackie), Anthony (Louise), adn the late Joseph Messina. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephwes. Friends may call at THE JOSEPH SPANO AND SONS FUNERAL HOME INC., 885 Niagara Falls Blvd., near Eggert, (same location as Lombardo Funeral Home), where funeral will be held…

                                                                                                                              • Michalek, Marcy (Mach)

                                                                                                                                MICHALEK - Marcy (nee Mach)Of Lackawanna, NY, July 19, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Jinks Michalek; loving mother of Joseph (Linda) Robert, and Rosemary Grosjean; dear grandmother of Dawn (David) Carcione, Scott (Beccy) Michalek, Brandi (Michael) Fanning, Gary Grosjean, Christen Michalek, and Kim Michalek; great-grandmother of Carter, Kaden, and Ava; Sister of Frank (Genevieve) Mach, Lu Mach and the late Ted Mach, Veronica Zelasko, Wanda (late Chester) Bartula, Brownie (Frances), Edwin (Christine),…

                                                                                                                                • Middleton, Anna (Rapone)

                                                                                                                                  may call Tuesday 2-4 &7-9 PM with the Eastern Star Service at 6:45 PM at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St., Caledonia. Funeral Mass Wednesday 10 AM at St. Columba Church, Caledonia. Interment, Mumford Rural Cemetery.

                                                                                                                                  • Morris, Glenn N.

                                                                                                                                    Morris, Glenn N. Greece: Friday, July 18, 2008, at age 57. Predeceased by his father, Arthur J. He is survived by his loving mother, Phyllis; brothers and sister, Wayne (Doreen), Gary (Nancy) and Alan (Anita) Morris, JoAnn (Charles) Goetz, Chris and Mike (Angel) Morris; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. No prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to celebrate his Funeral Service, Tuesday, July 22, at 1:30 PM at the New Comer Funeral Home , 2636 Ridgeway Avenue. Private Interment.…

                                                                                                                                    • Morse, Russell L.

                                                                                                                                      MORSE Russell L. Age 83 of Pine Valley, NY passed away on Sunday July 20, 2008 after a brief illness. Mr. Morse was born November 29, 1924 in Troy, PA the son of the late Delancey and Daisy Morse. He was also pre-deceased by three brothers and two sisters. Russell married his wife, Clara L. Jones Morse, who pre-deceased him on December 31, 1998. He was the founder of Hi-Rise Farm in Pine Valley, NY where he was still active in the daily operations. Russell retired from Elm Chevrolet as a body mechanic after…

                                                                                                                                      • Munzert, Rosemarie (Bienko)

                                                                                                                                        MUNZERT - Rosemarie (Bienko)July 18, 2008, died suddenly, beloved wife of Chris Munzert; dear daughter of Mary Gertrude (Mackey) Bienko and the late Peter Bienko; sister of Bernadette (Daryl) Munzert and Mary Gertrude (Dan) Lavigueur. Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the JAMES W. CANNAN FUNERAL HOME, INC. (Buffalo Chapel), 2397 Seneca St., where prayer service will be held Tuesday at 10 AM. Online register book at,

                                                                                                                                        • Murch, James H.

                                                                                                                                          may call 4-8 PM Wednesday at Willard H. Scott Funeral Home , 12 South Ave., Webster. Mass of Christian Burial, 10:00 AM Thursday, at St. Joseph's Church, 43 Gebhardt Rd., Penfield. Interment Webster Rural Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. John's Meadows, Lifetime Care Hospice or St. Joseph's Church.

                                                                                                                                          • Murphy, Donald E.

                                                                                                                                            • O'Neil, Edward F.

                                                                                                                                              Edward F. O'Neil of Endicott Edward F. O'Neil, 77, of Endicott, has joined the love of his life, Faye Marie, in our Heaven, after many courageous battles. He was also predeceased by his parents, Irene and William O'Neil; his sister, Sue Craig; his in-laws, Mary and John Crosetto and Steve Pufki. Family left to celebrate his beautiful life, are those he loved with all his heart, Michael and Lona O'Neil, Endicott, Kathy and Bob Degnan, Mechanicville, Bill and Elizabeth O'Neil, Liverpool,…

                                                                                                                                              • Occhino, Margaret (Fetto)

                                                                                                                                                June 27, 2008, age 96, beloved wife of the late Joseph; dearest mother of Robert (Marie) and Dennis (Pamela); grandmother of Thomas (Virginia), Robert of California and Kelly Ann (Robert) Baker; great-grandmother of Angela and Tommy Occhino and Shannon Baker; predeceased by four sisters. Family will be present Tuesday 4-8 PM at the (So. Cheektowaga Chapel) Urban-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 1024 French Rd. (between Borden and Union) where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9:15 AM followed by a Mass of…

                                                                                                                                                • Ogden, Leonard L.

                                                                                                                                                  Ogden, Leonard L. Irondequoit: July 17, 2008 Age 78. Predeceased by his sister, Sarah Betty Flemming. Survived by his beloved wife and high school sweetheart from Gloversville, NY, married 55 years, Antoinette (Johnson); his children, Jeffrey (Susan) Ogden, Minn., Thomas (Linda) Ogden of Syracuse, Susan (Robert) Kreiser, David (Marianne) Ogden, Mark (Susan) Ogden, Karen (Frank) Olmstead of VA, grandchildren, Carter, Emily, Christopher, Jessica, Davis, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Christy, Amanda, Shannon, Kayla,…

                                                                                                                                                  • Payne, Rosemary

                                                                                                                                                    Rosemary Payne of Berkshire, N.Y. Rosemary Payne, 76, of Berkshire, N.Y., passed away at home on Saturday, July 19, 2008, surrounded by her loving sons. She was born on December 6, 1931 in Marathon, N.Y., a daughter of the late Webster and Frances (Kingsbury) Allen. Rosemary is survived by her cherished sons, Duane (Lisa) Payne, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Paul Payne, Gordy Payne, both of Berkshire; her brothers, Gary (Betty) Allen, Richford, Larry Allen, Bruce (Sharon) Allen, both of Marathon, N.Y.; her…

                                                                                                                                                    • Pelton, Geraldine F.

                                                                                                                                                      Pelton, Geraldine F. Penfield: Sat., July 19, 2008, age 83. Predeceased by her husband, Charles L. She leaves 2 cousins, Frederick W. (Betty) Hild and Arthur R. (Elizabeth) Hild; close friends including, George and Betty Heissenberger, Gertrude "Trudy" Kellermann. Private services at the convenience of the family. Arrangements: Willard H. Scott Funeral Home.

                                                                                                                                                      • Pheilshifter, Kenneth J.

                                                                                                                                                        • Pitchure, Eleanor (Zajac)

                                                                                                                                                          are invited to a Funeral mass Tuesday at 11:30 AM at St. John Vianney Church. (Please assemble at Church) In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Hospice of Buffalo. Arrangements by the JAMES W. CANNAN FUNERAL HOME, INC. Online register book at,

                                                                                                                                                          • Plouse Sr., Robert F. "Dutch"

                                                                                                                                                            and friends are welcome to call from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. The funeral service to honor Bob's life will be held at 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. James Carr officiating. The Chemung County Honor Guard will give Military Rites at the funeral following the service. Memorial contributions may be made in Bob's name to the Bath VA Medical Center, 76 Veterans Ave., Bath, NY 14810; or to Bob's family at…

                                                                                                                                                            • Recktenwald, Adeline

                                                                                                                                                              Recktenwald, Adeline Perkinsville: Passed away July 19, 2008 at age 83. Predeceased by brothers, Donald, Francis and Kenneth and Paul Recktenwald. Survived by siblings, William (Geraldine) Recktenwald, Perkinsville, Mary Ann (John) Didas, Churchville, Thomas (Jean) Recktenwald, Wayland; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours, 2-4 and 7-9 Monday at the ST.GEORGE-STANTON FUNERAL HOME , Wayland. Mass of Christian Burial, 11:00 AM Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church, Perkinsville.

                                                                                                                                                              • Rinaldis, Carmen

                                                                                                                                                                Rinaldis, Carmen Brighton: July 17, 2008, age 79. Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Amelia, nephew Michael and niece Trudy. Survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Becky; his children, Joseph (Sheila) Rinaldis of CO, Carmen (Elizabeth) Rinaldis of CO, Lynne Mickol, David (Jeanne) Rinaldis of CA; grandchildren, Jamie, Chelsea and Tyler Rinaldis, Rebecca and Nicholas Mickol; brother Larry (Elizabeth) Rinaldis of AZ; many nieces and nephews. Calling, MONDAY, 4-8 PM at Falvo Funeral Home, 1295 Nine Mile…

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                                                                                                                                                                  • Sargent, Andrew Arthur

                                                                                                                                                                    Middletown, NY Andrew Arthur Sargent, 57, of Middletown, NY, died Saturday, July 19, 2008 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Horton Campus in Middletown, NY. He was 57. Andrew was born in Middletown, NY on March 20, 1951, the loving son of Dorothy Moore Sargent of Middletown. He retired as a manager of the B & B Garage in Middletown, NY. At the age of 18 Andrew was involved in a tragic accident. He never complained or gave up hope. In addition to his mother, at home, he is survived by Godson, Wilmont…

                                                                                                                                                                    • Schaefer, Muriel (Trautman)

                                                                                                                                                                      SCHAEFER - Muriel (Trautman)July 19, 2008, beloved wife of Alvin; dear mother of Debra (Joseph) Charnisky and Diane (Steven) Campbell; grandmother of Shawn (Melissa), Joseph and Craig; great-grandmother of Alex, Shawn Jr., Karlea and Ava; sister of the late Donald Trautman; also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral from the PACER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2275 George Urban Blvd (2 blocks east of Dick Rd), Tuesday 9:30 and St. Barnabas Church 10 AM. Visitation Monday 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials to…

                                                                                                                                                                      • Schmidt, Martha C.

                                                                                                                                                                        . Arrangements by the C. MERTZ AND SON FUNERAL HOME, INC.,

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                                                                                                                                                                          • Sterman, Edna

                                                                                                                                                                            Middletown, NY Edna Sterman of Middletown, NY, a retired Claims Examiner for the New York State Department of Labor, died July 19, 2008 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown Campus. She was 90 years old. The daughter of the late Max and Sarah Marcus Weinstock, she was born May 17, 1918 in Manhattan, NY. Edna was the widow of Benjamin Waldman and Daniel Sterman. Edna was the past President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Jewish War Veterans Jacob Levy Post in the Bronx, NY. Edna was a former longtime…

                                                                                                                                                                            • Sullivan, Thomas J.

                                                                                                                                                                              will be on Tuesday, July 22, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick, NY. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 23, at St. Stephen's R.C. Church, Warwick. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY. Memorial donations may be made to St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, 70 Dubois St., Newburgh, NY 12550. For further information, directions or to send condolences, please visit or…

                                                                                                                                                                              • Swiatek, Zigismund

                                                                                                                                                                                SWIATEK - Zigismund W. July 17, 2008, husband of the late Florence; father of John (Frances), Annette, Lucy (Fred), Christine and Karen; grandfather of Jason, Alicia, Andy, Daniel (Heather), Brian, Michael, Wendy Rose, Robert, Anthony, Mark, Matthew and Brandy Rose; great-grandfather of Jaden. He was a veteran of WW II.,

                                                                                                                                                                                • Szczur, Joseph J.

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Szyjkowski, George

                                                                                                                                                                                    SZYJKOWSKI - George July 19, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Jadwiga (Tarkowski) Szyjkowski; dearest father of Teresa (Eugene) Stupski; dear grandfather Renee (Steve Pundt) Stupski, and Dennis (Michelle) Stupski, brother of the late Zbigniew (Madeline) and Valdek (Marisha) Szyjkowski, both of Canada; survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral service from the BARRON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME INC., 3025 William St. (near Union Rd., Cheektowaga) Wednesday at 9:15 AM, and in St. John Gualbert Church at 10 AM. Family…

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Tomczak, Dolores M.

                                                                                                                                                                                      TOMCZAK - Dolores M. Age 89, died July 19, 2008 at Schuyler Ridge Nursing Home, Clifton Park. Born in Buffalo, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Margaret Cichocka Wisniewski; she is predeceased by her two sisters; she was the beloved wife of the late Norman N. Tomczak with whom she celebrated over 52 years of marriage until his passing on December 25, 1995. A lifetime resident of Amherst, until her move to Clifton Park. Dolores enjoyed living in her own home. For many of the 55 years spent there…

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Tower, Maru J.

                                                                                                                                                                                        TOWER, Maru J. Age 82, of Pinnacle Towers, Wellsboro, PA, died July 19, 2008 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Herbert W. Tower who died July 1, 1987. Maru was born September 24, 1925 in Columbia Cross Roads, PA, the daughter of the late Clayton and Emily Honeywell Matteson. She was a graduate of Troy High School and St. Joseph's School of Nursing, Elmira, NY. Maru was a retired registered nurse, having worked for Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital and Broad…

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                                                                                                                                                                                          • Vanni, Amelia "Amy"

                                                                                                                                                                                            VANNI - Amelia Amy Suddenly July 19, 2008 of Langford, NY, at the age of 31. Fiancee of Chris Rath; beloved daughter of Richard (Suzanne) Vanni, and Eileen Winter; sister of Calle; loving grandaughter of Raymond (Marian) Vanni and Pearl (late Edwin) Winter, friends may call Monday evening from 7-9 PM and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME,10634 Main St. (Route 62) North Collins, NY, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9:15 followed by a 10 AM Mass of Christian Burial from…

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Verstreate, Muriel M. (Merkel)

                                                                                                                                                                                              Verstreate, Muriel M. (Merkel) Hamlin: Passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 19, 2008, at age 70. She is survived by her children, Robin (Dave) Sanza, Vicky (Terry) Brown, Sandy, Bobby, Charles Verstreate; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; brother, Stephen Merkel; many nieces &nephews. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 23rd from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at New Comer Funeral Home, 2636 Ridgeway Ave. Private interment. Contributions may be made to the Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center c/o…

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Warner, Francis G.

                                                                                                                                                                                                will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Chenango Bridge United Methodist Church. Burial will be in North Fenton Cemetery. Friends of the family may call Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the church. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday's Binghamton Press. Arrangements are under the direction of Root Funeral Home, 23 N. Chenango St., Greene, N.Y. 13778.

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Weiss Sr., Charles A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  WEISS - Charles A., Sr., Ph.d. On July 17, 2008, age 71, beloved husband of Catherine Mouquin Weiss; devoted father of Catherine L. A. Weiss, Charles A. Weiss, Jr., William M. Weiss, and Thomas A. Weiss; loving grandfather of Lauren, Andrew, and Matthew Charles Weiss; Jacqueline and Laura Weiss; Daniel, Mark, and Conner Weiss, Jai Charles Setty and Kiran Weiss Setty. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 1 St. Marys Hill, Lancaster, NY 14086 on Saturday, August 2, 2008 at…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Wetzel, William C. "Chuck"

                                                                                                                                                                                                      WETZEL - William C. Chuck July 18, 2008 of Friendship, NY formerly of Corfu, NY. Beloved husband of Kay Elizabeth Fanning Wetzel. Loving father of Tammy Jo (Lawrence) Cruz of Stockbridge, GA, John C. (Donna) Wetzel of Corfu and Daniel S. (Kirsten) Seyler-Wetzel of Saugerties, NY. Wonderful grandfather of Gabriel and Toby Jo Cruz, Derek and Dylan Wetzel and Sophia, Avery and Mayla Seyler-Wetzel. Visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 at C.B. BEACH &SON MORTUARY INC., 4-6 Main St., Corfu, NY. Service Wednesday, 1…

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