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Obituaries published the week of February 14, 2002
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Michael C. Barschefski
Michael C. Barschefski, 51, of Altoona, Pa., formerly of Conesus, died Feb. 8, 2002, at his home. He was born the son of Julian and Joan Limback Barschefski on Nov. 22, 1950 in Detroit, Mich. He was a 1969 graduate of Edison Tech High School in Rochester, a graduate of Monroe Community College and was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the Army National Guard. He was predeceased by his father Julian. He is survived by his children, Stacy (Chris) Turner of Florida, Neil of North Carolina and Eric of Altoona, Pa.; grandson Alexander Turner of Florida; mother Joan Barschefski of Henrietta; sisters, Denise (Donald) Oestreich of Conesus and Terese (Randy) Paul of Conesus; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday 7-9 p.m. only at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Route 15, Livonia where services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. John H. Hayes officiating. Burial, Arnold Cemetery, Conesus. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.
Carl W. Batzing
Carl W. Batzing, Jr., age 72 of Avon-York died on February 3, 2002 at his home in York after a long struggle with cancer. He was born September 23, 1929 in Rochester, NY the son of Carl Batzing and Helen (Wichmann)Batzing. Corkey worked all his life on the family farm. He had been a member of the Avon Masonic Order, Avon Rotary Club, and the Avon Lions Club He was also on the Board of Directors for the Caledonia Fair. Corky was very active in the Pony Club, enjoyed riding with the Genesee Valley Hunt when they hunted on Batzing farms, and helping with the Tractor Pull at the Caledonia Fair. He rooted for Sheild in the dressage ring, loving to accompany her and her horse to competitions up and down the east coast, talking with the competitors and helping out when he could. He cheered for Scott in many sports but most enjoyed the Sprint Car racing, never missing a race even towards the end when he watched from his car parked along side the track. He savored four trips to Europe visiting friends and relatives, where he most enjoyed meeting the people and seeing how they lived. He milked cows in Germany and talked to farmers, milk haulers, and fishermen throughout the continent. He was a committed and devoted worker but knew how to have fun when the time was right. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, of 46 years, June (Hammond) Batzing of York, NY; son and daughter-in-law Scott (Monica) Batzing of York, NY; daughter and son-in-law Sheila (David) Chugg of York; brother and sister-in-law Richard (Ruth) Batzing of Webster; 4 granddaughters Leah, Sarah, Amy Batzing, Bethany Chugg; several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held at the Avon Central Presbyterian Church. Rev. David Hotchkiss officiating. Contributions may be made to the Livingston County Hospice (2 County Campus Mt. Morris, NY 14510) in his memory. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Fowlerville, NY.
Virginia Hildegard Brennan (Goerisch)
Virginia Hildegard Brennan (Goerisch) died Feb. 8, 2002 at the Skilled Nursing Facility in Mt. Morris. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri on Dec. 8, 1911. She is survived by a son, William J. Brennan (Sandra) of Geneseo; a daughter, Gladys Riechmann (Walter) of Minneapolis, Minn.; granddaughters, Christine Brennan of New York City, Debra Kepler (Darrell) of Hagerstown Md., Barbara Pederson (Thomas), of Minneapolis, Minn.; and great granddaughters, Emily and Rachel Pederson. No prior calling hours. Private funeral services will be held in St. Paul's Churchyard Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo. Memorials may be made to the Livingston County Campus Skilled Nursing Facility, Mt. Morris NY 14510. Arrangements: Rector-Hicks Funeral Home in Geneseo.
Charles L. Burley
Charles L. Burley, age 61 of 7790 Wayland/Springwater died Wednesday January 30, 2002 at his home. Charlie was born April 27, 1940 in Hornell the son of Leon and Mildred Bassett Burley and resided in Hornell his early life. He married the former Shirley Shepard on April 12, 1963 in Fremont, NY. For the past 30 years he resided in the Springwater-Wayland area. Prior to retiring in 1998 he was employed for over 24 years with the Eastman Kodak Co. of Rochester. He also was a Rural Route Carrier for the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Newspaper for many years. A 10 years U.S. Navy Veteran he served in Viet Nam as hospital Corpsman. After retiring he spent Winters in Florida and totally enjoyed apart time job as a Walmart Greeter there. Pre-deceased by his son; Charles A. Burley in 1993. He is survived by his wife of 38 years Shirley. 1 son; Kenneth (Susan) Burley of Atlanta, NY and a daughter; Angela (Cory) Spencer of Wayland. His mother; Mildred Burley of Fremont. 3 grandchildren; Brian Burley of Dansville, Heather Burley & Alicia Burley both of Atlanta. 1 sister; Arlene (Rodney) Alexander of Fremont. 6 brothers; Francis (Rose) Burley of Jacksonville, Fla., Dale (Marsha) Burley of Canisteo, Dwane (Sandra) Burley of Delaware, Calvin (Nellie Jo ) Burley of Virginia, Alan (Laurie) Burley of Howard, and Neil (Robin) Burley of Fremont. Many nieces and nephews. Friends called Monday at St. George-Stanton Funeral Home in Wayland. Funeral Services were conducted at the close of calling. Reverend George Davis officiating. Internment will be Richmond Hill Cemetery, Honeoye. Contributions may be made in Charlies name to: S.A.V.E.S. Route 15, Springwater, NY 14560 or Wayland Ambulance Corps, West Naples Street, Wayland, NY 14572.
Charles L. Bush
Charles L. Bush, 68, of Long Point Extension, Geneseo, died Feb. 10, 2002, at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. He was born the son of Floyd and Martha Smith Bush on Oct. 14, 1933 in Cohocton, N.Y. He was a retiree of Rochester Products, a member of the NRA, life member of the Springwater Gun Club, member of the Big Tree Conservation Club and was an Air Force Veteran. He will be sadly missed by family cat Pudge. Charlie was also a very avid fisherman and hunter. He leaves behind his loving wife Patricia; two sons, Michael (Laurie) Bush of West Bloomfield and Charles Bush of Geneseo; sisters-in-law, Sharon (George) Fitzsimmons, Sheila (Larry) Cook, Annette (Thomas) Panipinto, Carole (Phil) Saunders, Joan Trescott and Grace Shepard; brothers-in-law, Frank (Betty) West and Joseph (Marion) West; several nieces, nephews, friends and very dear friends, A.J. (Pattie) Johnston and Bill (Fran) Service. No prior calling. Services will be private. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements by the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Livonia.
Mary (Lynch) Dolan
Mary (Lynch) Dolan, age 79, formerly of 11 South Main Street, Wayland, died Sunday February 10, 2002 after a long illness at Northridge Hospital in Northridge, Ca. Mary was born August 28, 1922 in Andover, NY the daughter of Charles and Catherine Lynch and resided her early life in Andover, prior to moving to Wayland, where she resided most of her life until moving to Ca. in 1995. Mary was a Registered Nurse and a Graduate of Millard Fillmore Hospital, School of Nursing in Buffalo, NY. A former Communicant of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wayland, she was also a member of the Legion of Mary. Mary was Pre-deceased by 4 brothers, Charles, Norbert, James, and Kevin Lynch, 2 sisters; Martina Lynch and Rita Lynch. She is survived by her children; Donald Jr. (Mary Ellen) Dolan of Penn Yann, Kevin (Kristen) Dolan of Rochester, Mark Dolan of Pasadena, Ca., Killene (Sandra) Dolan of Bath, Patrick (Vicky) Dolan of Minneapolis, Minn, Mary Beth (Dolan) Sava Zdraljevic of Reseda, Ca., Mary Louise (Dolan) Briggs of Wayland, and Christopher Dolan of New Jersey, 18 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. 3 sisters; Catherine Donovan of Wellsville, Geraldine Callahan of Hornell, and Aquinas (Frank) Mc Cormick of Andover. 1 sister in law; Betty Lynch of Andover. Several nieces and nephews. Friends called at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home in Wayland where the Rosary Society recited the Rosary. Prayer services were held, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment, Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Andover, NY. Contributions may be made in Mary's name to: Vincent House (Hospice), 310 Second Avenue, Wayland, NY 14572 or St. Joseph's School Memorial Fund, 106 Fremont St.
Mary A. LaGeorge
Mary A. LaGeorge, 71, of Avon, died Feb. 7, 2002 at Noyes Hospital in Dansville. She was born in Rochester on March 11, 1930, the daughter of Clifford W. and Pearl (Johnson) Roelle. For many years Mary was a seamstress for the Hickey Freeman Company and Fashion Park and was employed at Chloride Electronics in Caledonia for 10 years. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Joseph A. LaGeorge; two daughters, Ann Marie (William) Bahrenburg of Avon, and Carol (Wayne) Gibson-Farley of Geneseo; four grandchildren, Melanie Bishop, Bridgette (Darrell) Gibson-Knights, Robert Joseph Gibson and Matthew Bahrenburg; four great grandchildren, Connor and Zachery Bishop and Thomas Joseph and Ethan Knights; her mother Pearl Johnson Roelle of Webster; one brother Robert (Elaine) Roelle of Fairport; three sisters, Betty Ragusa of Rochester, Jeanette (Frank) Adams of Webster and Frances Morano of Florida; many nieces and nephews. Friends called Sunday at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home Inc. in Avon. Her Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday at St. Agnes Church in Avon. Interment, St. Agnes Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the University of Rochester Cancer Center, Box 704, P.O. Box 23029, Rochester NY 14692-9804.
Vincent W. Schuster Sr.
Vincent W. Schuster Sr., 69, of East Ave., Livonia, died suddenly, Feb. 11, 2002, at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. She was born the son of George and Marie Kervin Schuster on July 10, 1932 in Dansville. He was a self employed dairy farmer his entire life. He was predeceased by his grandchildren, Mischon and Mark Schuster, Jr. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church, the Hemlock Sportsman's Club and was a social member at the Harrison-Lee American Legion Post #283 in Livonia Center. He is survived by his wife Patricia; his children, James of Florida, Mark (Margaret) of Dansville, Ann (Ralph) Price of Texas, Paula Schuster of Livonia, Michael (June) of Spencerport, Vincent (Nancy) Jr. of California, Matthew (Angel) of Mt. Morris, David of Texas; stepchildren, Grace (Robert) Wood of Bristol, Sharon (Allen) Lis of Honeoye, Kris (Mark) Wilson of Livonia; 18 grandchildren; one great grandchild; sisters, Kathryn (Robert) Walrath of Bristol, Rita Schuster of Canandaigua, Rose (Dr. Gerald) Joyce of Pittsford, Barbara (Richard) Nowakowski of Conesus, Alice-Ann Schuster of Hyde Park, N.Y.; brother George (Joan) Schuster of Livonia; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call Friday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Route 15 in Livonia. His Funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, Livonia with the Rev. John Hayes officiating. Burial, St. Michael's Cemetery in Livonia. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Livonia Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 179, Livonia NY 14487.
Grace M. Stoppelbein
Grace M. Stoppelbein of Lima and formerly of Rush, died Feb. 6, 2002 at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home. She was born in Rochester Sept. 3, 1910 the daughter of Louis and Bertha (Steffen) Weathers. Grace was retired from Eastman Kodak Company, where she was employed for over 25 years. She was predeceased by her husbands, William J. Stoppelbein and Max B. Conrad, grandsons, Richard and Douglas Conrad. She is survived by her son Max (Terri) Conrad of Avon; granddaughter Renee' (Donald) Feldman; seven great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; many cousins, nieces and nephews; and especially Elizabeth Piper. Funeral services were held Feb. 11 at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home Inc. in Avon with Pastor Richard Dryer officiating. Interment, Mumford Rural Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a church or charity of your choice.
Helen E. Ziegler
Helen E. Ziegler, age 82 of Cleary Road, Livonia, formerly of Honeoye, died Wednesday February 6, 2002 at F.F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua. She was born the daughter of John and Helen Demming Martino on February 21, 1919 in Brooklyn, NY. She was a retiree of the Saugerties Central School District, president of the Honeoye Area Senior Citizens Club. She was predeceased by her husband William in 1964. She is survived by her daughters Helen (John) Paulsen of Bloomfield, Amy (Randall) Geyssens of Greece, Elizabeth (Theron) Bradt of Livonia. Step children Marjorie Chaffee of MA, Jane (William) Kiernan of NC, William (Carolyn) Ziegler of Delaware. 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Brother Stephen (Miriam) Martino of Texas. Nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Kevin W.Dougherty Funeral Home in Livonia. Funeral services were private. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Ontario-Yates County Hospice Fund, 754 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva, NY 14456.