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Obituaries published the week of June 29, 2006
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Matylda C. Christiano
Matylda C. Tillie Christiano, 86, died June 26, 2006 at her residence in Cuylerville. She was predeceased by her husband Richard Paul Christiano in 2003. She is survived by three daughters, Karenne Roberts of Conesus, Geraldine (Bob Webber) Knapp of Baltimore, Md., Mary (Carmen) Sofia of Irondequoit; son-in-law Thomas (Jane) Knapp of Bel Air, Md.; grandchildren, Jaime Roberts, Jeffrey Roberts, Lesley (Jason) Meisenhalder, Bradley Knapp, Megan Sofia, and Matthew Sofia; sister, Susan Shaughnessy of Buffalo; nieces and nephews. She was born March 14, 1920 in Perry the daughter of Michael and Caroline Urbanski Panek. She was a graduate of Perry High School. Visitation, at Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Wednesday 4-8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, June 29 at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Leicester with Father Joseph Marcoux officiating. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the Cuylerville Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 247, Leicester NY 14481 or the Teresa House, 21 Highland Rd., Geneseo NY 14454.
World War II Army veteran
Wayland - Herman C. Herm Schubmehl, 81, of 2456 County Rt. 90, passed away June 26, 2006 at Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. Herm was born Feb. 10, 1925 in South Dansville, the son of Herman Sr. and Elma (Starr) Schubmehl. He grew up in the Wayland area and remained a life resident of Wayland. Herm served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II from Nov. 13, 1944 until his honorable discharge June 4, 1946. Upon returning to Wayland he met Ann Hargrave and on Nov. 28, 1953 they entered into marriage at St. Joseph's Church in Wayland. Together they celebrated over 52 years of marriage. Most of Herm's employment career was spent as a welder at the Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation in Dansville. He spent over 33 years there prior to retiring in 1987. During Herm's younger years, he spent most of his time at work and raising his six children, David, Thomas, John A., Steven, Peter and Marybeth. He enjoyed hunting small game but he especially enjoyed hunting deer with friends and later his sons. Herm also enjoyed his produce stand in which he sold homegrown vegetables. He also could often be seen riding around the countryside making sure everything was OK. Herm was predeceased by his parents Herman Sr. and Elma; a son, Steven in 1982; and his sisters, Frances Pulver, Caroline Pragle, Norma Mehlenbacher and Virginia Ryan. He is survived by his wife Ann; his children, David (Mary Ann) Schubmehl, Delmar, Thomas (Cindy) Schubmehl of Corfu, John A. (Linda) Schubmehl of Wayland, Peter (Kara) Schubmehl of Delmar and Marybeth (Rod) Renn of Saratoga Springs; his grandchildren, Jessica, Becky, Stephen Schubmehl, Erin and Brian Schubmehl, Andrew, Sean and Denise Schubmehl, Megan and Cayla Schubmehl and Elizabeth, Steven and Zachary Renn; along with several nieces and nephews. Herm's family and friends called at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland. A prayer service was conducted Wednesday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Herm Wednesday at St. Joseph's Church with Father Stephen Karani officiating. Interment and committal prayers along with full military honors commenced following Mass at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Perkinsville. Contributions in Herman C. Schubmehl's memory may be made to the Vincent House, 310 Second Ave.. Wayland NY 14572.
Robert P. Waldron
World War II veteran
Caledonia - Robert P. Waldron, 85, passed away June 15, 2006. Bob was born in Olean, N.Y. and lived in Ithaca, Scottsville, Seneca Falls, Clifton Springs and Caledonia. A veteran of World War II, he served as the medical supply officer for the Army's 24th Field Hospital stationed in the South Pacific. After the war he attended Pharmacy College at the University of Buffalo. Bob spent most of his working career in sales. After a brief stint selling Packard cars, he spent 32 years as sales manager at Allen Bailey Tag and Label Company in Caledonia. He retired in 1982. His hobbies and interests included hunting and fishing, boating, bowling and music. He sang in a barbershop quartet and played the trumpet. Community involvement included the Lions Club, the Planning Board of Caledonia, and the Cub Scouts. He was a member of the Sales Executive Club of Rochester, and served on the session of the First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls for several years. He loved life, his family and a good joke. Bob is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lois Swarts Waldron; children, Lynn (Art) Adams, Janet (Larry) Flynn, James Waldron, Rene (Mark) Kelly, Barbara (Dale) Cornish, Joan (Scott) Harvey, and Donald (Rachel) Waldron; and one brother, Maurice (Evelyn) Waldron. He is predeceased by children, Judith (Richard) Johnston, and Robert David Waldron, and his brothers Don, Jack and Bruce. Bob has 13 grandchildren: Elly Adams Scott (Mike), Nathan Adams, Laura Johnston Heon (Markus), Jennifer Johnston Ford (Kevin), Joshua (Clare) Waldron, Sarah Waldron Johnson (Buzz), Michael Waldron, Elizabeth Waldron, Shannon Kelly, Emily Kelly, Evan Kelly, Lara Cornish, and Jacob Cornish; 6 great grandchildren: Morgan, Evan and William Scott; Max and Nathan Heon; and Nicholas Ford; with a new one on the way. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on July 3 at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 3080 Main St., Caledonia. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Bob's memory may be sent to Fraxa, Fragile X Research Foundation, 45 Pleasant St., Newburyport MA, 01950.