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Obituaries published the week of February 7, 2002
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Gladys E. Glena
Gladys E. Glena age 95 of Carney Hollow Road, died Thursday January 31, 2002 at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home in Livonia. She was born the daughter of Charles and Carrie Lawrence Ernst on August 24, 1906 in Byron, NY. She is survived by her son Richard Glena of Wayland, 8 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Daughter in law Minnie Glena. Several nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Friends attended her funeral mass at St. Joseph's Church, Freemont Street Wayland. Burial Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Springwater. Arrangements by the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home in Livonia.
Jimmy Lee Hargrove
Jim Hargrove, 63, of Fowlerville Road, Caledonia, died January 28, 2002 at Strong Memorial Hospital. He was born December 1, 1938 in North Carolina. He graduated from Alfred University and ran his own computer consulting business, Systems Associates, Inc., from 1982 until his death. He was a member of the United Presbyterian Stone Church in Caledonia for 25 years where he served as an elder and a deacon. Jim was predeceased by his mother Bessie Ward Cashwell, stepfather Leon Cashwell, and daughter Laura Sue. He is survived by his wife Dottie (Vaisey); daughters and sons-in-law Tammy and Andy St. Clair of Piffard, Cara and Kevin Usiatynski of Penfield; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Tina Hargrove of Dansville; grandchildren, Kaleb and Hailey St. Clair, Dakin Usiatynski, and Ashley, Leila and Macy Hargrove; stepmother Fay Harris-Cashwell of N.C.; brother and sister-in-law, William and Phyllis Hargrove of Rochester; twin sister Virginia Graham of Rochester; many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Jim's life was held on Feb. 2, at the United Presbyterian Stone Church in Caledonia. Memorials may be made to the church.
Edna M. O'Hanlon
Edna M. O'Hanlon age 84 of Cole Road. Honeoye died Wednesday January 30, 2002 at F.F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua. She was born the daughter of Frederick and Mary Woodard White on August 31, 1917 in Richmond, NY. She was a retired registered nurse and member of St. Marys Church in Honeoye. She is survived by her husband of 59 years Arthur, her daughters Joyce (Ray) McMahon and Pam O'Hanlon. Grandchildren Mark McMahon, Maureen (Chuck) Ryskowski, Teresa (Greg Putrone) McMahon, Scott and Kevin McMahon. 2 great grandchildren. Sister Mabel Belcher and brother Bob (Margaret) White. Sister in law Elizabeth White. Several nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home in Honeoye. Her funeral mass was held at St. Marys Church with the Rev. Edward Zenkel officiating. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to St. Marys Church or to the Richmond Ambulance Fund, Honeoye, NY 14471.
Betty J. Rogers
Betty J. Rogers, 74, of 22 Murray St., Mt. Morris, died Jan. 30, 2002, at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo. She was born the daughter of William and Merlie (Kinne) Rogers on Feb. 20, 1927 in Batavia. Prior to her retirement she was employed as an Office Manager at Elmer Schmidt Buick in Honeoye Falls. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church. She is survived by her mother Merlie (Rogers) Smith of LeRoy; cousins, Robert and Liz Kinne of Batavia and many dear friends including Phillip Brancchi of Geneseo, Jenean Love of Groveland and Paul J. Least of Florida. No prior calling. Memorial Mass was held Saturday at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, St. Frances Cemetery in LeRoy. Memorials may be made to one's favorite charity. Arrangements by the John W. Martin Funeral Home in Mt. Morris.
Kenneth (Doc) Schumaker
Kenneth (Doc) Schumaker, 74, of Nunda, died peacefully at home Jan. 29, 2002 after several months with cancer. he was born in Castile, N.Y. on Dec. 21, 1927 to Kenneth and Luella (Mayhew) Schumaker. A lifetime resident of Nunda and retired Keshequa Central School science teacher, he is survived by his wife of 42 years, Joan McMaster; sister Helen (David) Swanson of Mt. Morris; cousins, Reginald Grosse of Nunda and Robert Schumaker of Newbury, Ohio; numerous nieces, nephews, and devoted students. He was predeceased by his sister, Patricia Harrington in January 2001, in Haines City, Fla. In 1945 Doc enlisted in the U.S. Army and was accepted into an educational program at the University of Delaware. After a few months he returned to Nunda, having been discharged for medical reasons. Completion of a correspondence course led to him working as a draftsman at Piper & Paine Trac Manufacturing Corporation in Nunda for the next five years. During this time he also operated the movie projectors at the Nunda Theater. From 1950 to 1958 Doc attended the State College at Geneseo, completing a B.S. in Education in 1954 and an M.S. in Education in 1958. He taught junior high science, biology, physics and ecology at Nunda Central School (now Keshequa) from 1954 until is retirement in 1976. He was granted a leave in 1958-59 to accept a National Science Foundation Fellowship at Syracuse University that resulted in an M.S. in Science in 1959. A talented athlete, Doc excelled in soccer, baseball and basketball while in high school After graduation he was an active participant on the Town of Nunda baseball team and in several classic bowling leagues. In later years golf was his passion. Doc's enthusiasm for the game led him to become a Master Clubmaker and he assembled numerous sets of clubs for family and friends. He challenged himself to make each club a work of art. Of course, Doc was also an enthusiastic fan of the Syracuse Orangemen in both basketball and football. Doc's other interests over the years include: over 20 years of caring for injured raptors, creating marvelous wood sculptures, fly fishing, gardening, prolific reading, and the New York Times crosswords. He thoroughly enjoyed the homestead he created south of Nunda, which he considered paradise. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of his life that Doc planned for them on Feb. 23, 8 p.m. to 12 p.m. at Woodlynn Hills Golf Club, Rt. 408, Nunda. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided. Memorial gifts may be made to Bell Memorial Library, Nunda Historical Society or Nunda Community Home.
Edith B. Sheffer
Edith B. Sheffer, 91, of Caledonia, died Jan. 29, 2002 at Conesus Lake Nursing Home in Livonia. She was born on Jan. 17, 1911 in Limerock, N.Y. to Bert and Rose (Vescovi) Pangrazio. Edith worked as a clerk for the former 5 & 10 department store in Caledonia, and was a member of the Caledonia Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, St. Columba Church, Rosary Society and former treasurer of the Caledonia-Mumford Senior Citizens. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Susan of Caledonia, Donald and Linda of Canandaigua; 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, sister, Helen Henry, of Caledonia, sister-in-law, Marion Pangrazio; several nieces and nephews. Her husband, Robert and son, Edward predeceased her. Friends called February 1 at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 West Main Street, Caledonia. Her Funeral Mass was held Feb. 2, at St. Columba Church. Interment was held at St. Columba Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Al Sigl Center, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Suite 300, Rochester, NY 14620-3098 or the Caledonia Fire Department, Ladies Auxiliary, P.O. Box 1, Caledonia, NY 14423.
Hazel J. Sykes (Dunn)
Hazel J. Sykes (Dunn), 65, of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Honeoye, died Feb. 2, 2002 at Lakeland Hospital. He was born the daughter of Alfred and Mabel Russell Brewer on June 6, 1936 in Rochester. She is survived by her children, Alfred B. (Nanci) Dunn of Canandaigua, Pamela Dunn of California; grandsons, John, Eric and Robert; sister Ruth Patterson of South Carolina; several nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Friends may attend a memorial service Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Honeoye United Church of Christ with the Rev. Brian Krause officiating. Arrangements by the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Honeoye. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to a charity of their choice.
Joseph R. Trynoski
Joseph R. Trynoski Ray, 82, went to the Lord peacefully at his home on Feb. 4, 2002. He was born on Sept. 22, 1919 in Rochester. Predeceased by his wife and the mother of his children Alice in 1967 and by his second wife Thelma in 1995. Ray is a World War II Army Veteran and RG & E retiree and a life member of the VFW-Webster and the American Legion in Macedon. He is survived by his faithful canine companion Jackie, his sons, Paul (Valerie, Richard (Robyn), Robert (LeeAnn), Matthew (Jenny) and by his daughters, Terrie (Max) Conrad, Martha Handley, Patricia (Fred) Brummer, his stepdaughter Susan Clark; 15 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Friends may call Friday 7-9 p.m. at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Route 15, Livonia where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. John Hayes officiating. Burial, St. Michael's Cemetery in Livonia. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Disabled American Veterans, 100 Exchange Blvd., Rochester NY 14614.
Ellen F. Vail
Ellen F. Vail, 47, of Farmington, formerly of Avon, died Jan. 31, 2002 at the home of her parents. She was born Nov. 23, 1954 in Rochester, the daughter of George A. and Carol A. (Finity) Cole of Avon. Ellen was a graduate of Avon Central School and the Rochester School of Practical Nursing. She was employed as a nurse at the Rochester Friendly Home. She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Joseph V. Vail III; two sons, Andrew J. Vail of Ithaca and David V. (Jessica) Vail of Farmington; one daughter Chrissy Vail (Joseph Wesley) of Henrietta; two grandchildren, Dustin and Jordan Vail; her parents George and Carol Cole of Avon; two sisters, Connie Watkins of Avon and Vicky (Bill) Baierschmitt of Cuylerville; father-in-law and mother-in-law Joseph V. and Louise Vail of Farmington; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; best friends Torri and Priscilla and many dear friends. Friends called Sunday at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home Inc. in Avon. Ellen's Funeral Mass was held Monday at St. Agnes Church in Avon with Rev. William Gordinier officiating. Interment, St. Agnes Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Highland Hospital Medical Oncology, 1000 South Ave., Rochester NY 14620.