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Obituaries published the week of August 5, 2004
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Blake D. Brokaw
Blake D. Brokaw, 18, died at home in Avon on July 30, 2004. He was born Aug. 2, 1985 in Hornell, N.Y. to Daniel and Julie Brokaw. He worked at the Rush Market and Delicatessen and was a student at Monroe Community College. Blake enjoyed his family, snowboarding, golfing and riding motorcycles. He is survived by his parents, Julie and Daniel Brokaw of Avon; his sister Ginger Brokaw, at home; his grandparents, Burton and Crystal Brokaw of Ossian, N.Y.; many aunts,uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Ralph and Annabelle Howard and his Aunt Roxanne Howard. Friends called Monday at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 350 Genesee St. in Avon. Memorial Service was held Tuesday at the Avon United Methodist church, 130 Genesee St. in Avon. Private interment. Memorials may be made to the church.
Ida Mae Hunsinger
Ida Mae Hunsinger, 84, of Avon, died July 29, 2004 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born the daughter of Charles and Jessie Brooks on Jan. 18, 1920 in Irondequoit. She was a member of the Foster Grandparent Association. She was predeceased by her husband Frederick Donald Hunsinger in 1967. She is survived by her daughter Shirley (Marty) Jopson of Geneseo; grandchildren, Ashley and Amanda Jopson; nieces, Evelyn Teugman and Alice Hall of Rochester; nephew Richard Brockman of Rochester. No prior calling. Services are private. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Visiting Nurse Service, 2180 Empire Blvd., Webster NY 14580. Arrangements by Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Livonia.
Caroline J. Leenhouts (Webster)
Caroline J. Leenhouts, 94, died on July 18, 2004 at the Avon Nursing Home in Avon. Mrs. Leenhouts was born on Nov. 13, 1909 in Rochester the daughter of Boyd and Bertha Rollins. She was a secretary for the First Baptist Church in Rochester, and member of the Republican National Committee. She was predeceased by her husbands, Rev. Paul Webster, Rev. Dr. Conrad Moehlman, Gordon Phillips, Myron Leenhouts and great grandson Taylor Webster. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Carole Webster of Avon; grandchildren, William (Tama), James (Sally), John (Bonnie) Webster, Linda (Spencer) Heeler; nine great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; stepson Robert (Jane) Phillips; stepdaughters, Linda (Alan) Quintana, Judy May. No prior calling hours. Memorial Service will be held Monday, Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in East Avon with Rev. Dr. Thomas Taylor officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of East Avon, 5605 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon NY 14414. Arrangements by the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Avon.
Marjorie K. Losey
Marjorie K. Losey, 55, of Morse St. in Dansville, died July 21, 2004 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. She was born the daughter of William and Anna Glover on Nov. 1, 1948 in Cheektowaga, N.Y. For 15 yea rs she was the switchboard supervisor at Noyes Memorial Hospital. She was predeceased by her son James Charles. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Elwin Butch; daughter Renee (Peter) Kruchten, all of Dansville; sisters, Elizabeth (Ron) Barwick, Kathleen (Glen) Larish; brothers, William (Pat) Glover, Frances (Donna) Glover, George (Sherry) Glover; mother-in-law Doris Losey; brother-in-law Arthur Davis; sister-in-law Linda (Roger) McDonald; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Friday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15 in Livonia, where Funeral Services were held Saturday with the Rev. Calvin Sheasley officiating. Burial, Wayland Village Cemetery.
Thomas J. Martell Sr.
Veteran of Korean Conflict
Thomas J. Martell Sr., 71, of 586 A. Chambers St., Spencerport, N.Y., died suddenly July 28, 2004 at Lakeside Hospital in Brockport. He was born the son of Thomas and Matilda (Swire) Martell on Dec. 27, 1932 in Cambridge, MA. He was employed at General Motors in Rochester for 27 years until his retirement in 1994. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his three children, Thomas (Shay) Martell Jr. of Florida, Kevin Martell of Niagara Falls and Patricia Martell of Nunda; three grandchildren, Jonathan, Charles and Nicole; two sisters, Ellen Toner and Gloria Gautaier, both of MA; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Carole in 1983. Friends called Friday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris where prayers were said Saturday followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church, Mt. Morris. Memorials may be made to ones favorite charity. Condolences may be emailed to JohnWMartinFH@aol.com.
John C. Pasquale
World War II veteran
John C. Pasquale, 78, a retired maintenance superintendent for International Salt Company in Retsof, died July 30, 2004 at his residence on Retsof Road in Retsof, N.Y. He is survived by his wife Josephine Giglio Pasquale of Retsof; son John (Sally Christiano) Pasquale of Livonia; granddaughters, Shawna, Rachel and Haley Pasquale; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Clifford Pasquale. He was born Jan. 8, 1926 in York, the son of Daniel and Huldah (Pringle) Pasquale. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a 58 year member of the American Legion Post 1007 in Leicester. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home on Monday. Funeral Mass was held Aug. 3 at St. Mary's Church in Geneseo with Father Daniel McMullin officiating. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the Livingston County Hospice, Livingston County Campus, Bldg. #2, Mt. Morris NY 14510 or the Retsof Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 92, Retsof NY 14539.
Virginia M. Rathburn
Virginia M. Rathburn, 88, of 1752 Genesee St., Piffard formerly of Leicester, died July 23, 2004 in Mt. Morris. She was born the daughter of Clifford and Helen (Berlew) Taylor on July 15, 1916 in Angelica, N.Y. Prior to her retirement in 1978 she was employed as a seamstress at Champion Products in Geneseo for over 20 years. She was a member of the Leicester Presbyterian Church. She was predeceased by her husband Howard on August 1, 1996. She is survived by three children, Roger H. (Kay) Rathburn of Piffard, Lois R. (Francis) Onorati of Leicester and Audrey J. Mann of Mt. Morris; 10 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Friends called Monday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408) Mt. Morris, where Funeral Services were held following calling. Burial, Oaklawn Cemetery, West Sparta. Memorials may be made to the Livingston County Hospice Fund, Murray Hill, Mt. Morris NY 14510. Condolences may be emailed to JohnWMartinFH@aol.com.
Robert C. Strasburg
Robert C. Strasburg, 71, of Maple St., Cohocton, died July 25, 2004 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. He was born the son of Lawrence and Nellie Maryweth Strasburg on Sept. 3, 1932 in Syracuse, N.Y. He was a Korean Veteran of the Army. He was a retiree of General Motors in Rochester. He is survived by his children, Katherine (Karl) Bill of LeRoy, Robert (Michelle) Strasburg, Steven (Joyce) Strasburg of Freemont; six grandchildren and one great grandchild; sister Dorothy Artlip of Florida, Barney Strasburg of South Livonia; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Thursday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia, where Funeral Services were held Friday with the Rev. Michael Morrissey officiating. Burial, Oak Ridge Cemetery in Lima. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Cohocton Ambulance Fund.
Doris A. Sutphin
Doris A. Sutphin (Thrift Shank), 87, currently of 7228 Canadice Road and formerly of Washington, D.C., passed away July 24 at Rochester General Hospital. Doris was born May 28, 1917 in Washington, D.C. the daughter of Richard and Helen (Gute) Thrift. She spent her entire life there until she recently moved to Springwater with her daughter, Helen-Jean Schlueter. Doris and John William Shank entered into marriage on March 17, 1941. John passed away in January 1948. Doris and Robert Sutphin entered into marriage on Aug. 11, 1948. Together they celebrated over 46 years of marriage prior to his passing away in February 1994. Doris attended Benjamin Franklin University and graduated with an accounting degree. Her entire employment career was spent at Bolling Field Air Force Base as a certified public accountant. Doris was predeceased by her first husband John William Shank and her second husband Robert Sutphin; brothers, Lester Thrift and Richard Thrift II and sister Audrey Crown. She is survived by her daughter Helen-Jean Schlueter and her husband William of Springwater; her son John William Shank of Mt. Airy, N.C.; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; sisters, Elaine (Joseph) Lindgrind of Virginia, Helen-Genevieve Hall of North Carolina, Charlotte McQueeny of MD and Maxine (Jerry) Allan of MI; along with several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted July 30 at the Trout Run Cemetery in Trout Run, Pa. Doris's funeral arrangements were completed by the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St., Wayland, N.Y.