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Obituaries published the week of August 14, 2003
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In Memoriam

Lee K. Edmond

World War II veteran

Cohocton/Gastonia, N.C. - Lee K. Edmond, 76, currently of 633 Carolina Ave., North Carolina and formerly of Cohocton, N.Y. entered into eternal rest on Aug. 10, 2003 at the home of his youngest daughter, Anne Carter. he was a beloved husband and son, a wonderful father, brother, grandfather and friend who will be forever loved and remembered. Lee was born Feb. 16, 1927 in Cohocton, the son of the late Jesse and Genevieve (Francis) Edmond. During World War II, Lee enlisted and entered into active service in August 1944 at the age of 17. He served in the U.S. navy 143rd Naval Construction Battalion, Company C., Platoon 2 stationed in the Philippines. he received an honorable discharge in July 1946 having earned the Victory, American Theatre and Asiatic Pacific Medals along with the Philippines Liberation Ribbon. He was a lifetime member of American Legion Ouderkirk-Cragg Post 805. He graduated from Cohocton Central School. After graduation, Lee married his high school sweetheart Amelia “Mimi” Schiavi on Nov. 23, 1946 at St. Pius Roman Catholic Church in Cohocton. Lee and Mimi celebrated over 51 years of marriage prior to Mimi's passing away June 21, 1998. Lee and Mimi resided most of their lives in the Cohocton area. In 1980 they moved to Charlotte, N.C. where they enjoyed living for a number of years. Lee ran Edmond Appliance and Furniture (1956-1972) and later became a regional dealer for Ridge Homes (1972-1984). During this time he served as regional council member for the National Homebuilders Association, representing western New York builders. He was an excellent athlete and founding member (1946) of the Cohocton Pioneers Baseball Club and was drafted to play minor league baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates Organization in 1948. However, as the father of eight active children, he took more pleasure in watching his own children participate in a variety of sports. Lee was active in town government. He was a founding member and initial investor in the Cohocton Development Corp., the organization responsible for forming the Fall Foliage theme. He was a member of the Cohocton school board for many ear and served as village trustee for many years. He was a charter member of the Cohocton Lions Club in 1954. He served as District Governor for the region from 1968-1969 and represented the district at the 82nd International Convention in Tokyo, Japan. To honor Lee's service in the Lion's Club, there will be a pavilion constructed in the Cohocton area that will be named after him. He was a communicant of St. Pius Roman Catholic Church serving on the parish council as a member and president for several terms. In Charlotte, N.C. he was active at both St. Gabriel's and St. Peter's Catholic Churches as a building committee member and usher. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Amelia “Mimi” in 1998; his son, James G. Edmond in 1991; and his grandson, Kevin A. Edmond in 1989. He is survived by his children, Daniel (Ellen Dartt) Edmond of Perkinsville, Doug (Deborah Sanford) Edmond of Nunda, Jeffrey (Leslie Sherrill) of Charlotte, N.C. , John (Rita Schichler) of Cary, N.C., Richard (Giocanda Tabash) Edmond of Charlotte, N.C., Christine (Thomas) Crouch of Fenton, MO and Anne (Timothy) Carter of Gastonia, N.C.; daughter-in-law Darlene Nichols Edmond of Pageland, S.C.' 20 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; sisters, Marlene (Jim) Graham and Bonnie (George) Reynolds; brothers, Jesse Robert (Lois) Edmond and Richard (Sally) Edmond; cherished nephew to Mary Peasley, along with several nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Anne (Bud) Stahl, Rita Steinbach and Dottie Schiavi. Family and friends called Wednesday, Aug. 13 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland. A Rosary prayer service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A prayer service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m Thursday at the funeral home. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for lee at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 at St. Pius Roman Catholic Church in Cohocton with Rev. Gennaro Ventura officiating. Interment, Forest Lawn East Cemetery in Weddington, N.C. on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. with the Most Reverent Joseph Mulligan from St. Michael's Catholic Church officiating. The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Edmond at 535 Lyttleton Dr., Charlotte, N.C. following interment. Carothers Funeral Home is serving the family in the Gastonia area. Contributions in Lee K. Edmond's memory may be made to the Cohocton Lions Club, 4690 Kirkwood Road, Cohocton NY 14826 or to the National Parkinson's Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Ave., Miami FL 33136-01494.

Ruth M. Golden

Springwater resident

Ruth M. (Colegrove) Golden, 95, of 7856 Kellogg Road, Springwater, passed away peacefully Aug. 7, 2003 after short illness at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Healthcare Facility in Geneseo. She was born June 15, 1908, the daughter of William and Anna (Thorpe) Webster, in Webster's Crossing. Ruth resided in the Webster's Crossing and Springwater area her entire life. Her heritage includes individuals that were the founding fathers of Webster's Crossing. She was employed at C. F. Cannon in Springwater for over 40 years until she retired in 1978. She was a lifelong member of the Springwater United Methodist Church. She was predeceased by her first husband Otis Colegrove in 1982; her second husband Linwood Golden in 1988; three brother and four sisters. She is survived by her two daughters, Anna Belle Tyler of Geneva and Esther (Frances) Lorenzo of Springwater; seven grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and six great great grandchildren; six sisters-in-law, Rose Webster, Ruth Moody, Frances Colegrove, Garry Hilpz, Joan Westover and Jean Valangas; and one brother-in-law, Dan Golden, as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of her family. Interment, Evergreen Cemetery, Springwater. Funeral arrangements have been completed by the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland. Contributions in Ruth M. (Colegrove) Golden's memory may be made to the Springwater Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 134, Springwater NY 14560 or to the Webster's Crossing Methodist Church, 7230 Route 15, Webster's Crossing NY 14560.

Robert J. Schubmehl

Navy veteran

Robert “Bob” J. Schubmehl, 78, of 316 Second Ave., Wayland, passed away Aug. 5, 2003 at Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. He was born in East Springwater July 13, 1925, the son of Fredrick and Dorrenna (Jacobs) Schubmehl. He resided his entire life in and around the local communities that included East Springwater, Perkinsville, and Wayland. Bob served his country in the United States Navy from July 1943 until he was honorably discharged in July 1946. During this time he was involved in World War II and served during the Asiatic/Pacific Five Star Liberation of the Philippines. He was stationed on the U.S.S. Bataan and at the end of his naval career, Bob was awarded a Victory Medal. Subsequent to his honorable discharge from the Navy, Bob and Patricia (Pat) Fox entered into a loving marriage on July 3, 1948 at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Wayland. Together they celebrated over 55 years of marriage. During their time together, Bob and Pat were very proud to have raised their two children, John and Suzanne Schubmehl. Bob's entire employment career was spent building furniture at the Gunlocke Company in Wayland. He enjoyed working there for many years and retired from Gunlocke as a foreman. It was at Gunlocke that Bob developed his love for woodworking, carpentry, and working with his hands. Throughout his life, he enjoyed remodeling his home and the homes of his children. He also enjoyed working on cars and playing golf. For the past 12 years or so, he and Pat have traveled together to different areas of the country for reunions of his U.S. Navy company stationed on the U.S.S. Bataan. Bob was a communicant of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church and he also enjoyed many years in the American Legion, VFW and the Dansville Moose Club. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother that will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Bob was predeceased by both his parents; his brother-in-law, Earl Brunswick; two sisters-in-law, Marlene and Arlene Schubmehl. He is survived by his loving wife Patricia (Fox) Schubmehl of Wayland; his son, John (Denise) Schubmehl of Wayland and his daughter, Suzanne Schubmehl of Rochester; his granddaughter, Amelia Schubmehl of Wayland; three brothers, Fredrick “Junior” Schubmehl, Richard (Ann) Schubmehl, and Ronald Schubmehl, all of Wayland; his sister, Gene Carol Brunswick of North Cohocton; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Richard and Dorthea Mahoney of Toledo, Ohio and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Richard and Hap Fox of Delaware; along with many nieces and nephews. Robert's family and friends called Thursday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland. A prayer service was conducted Friday at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Wayland with Rev. Steven Kraus officiating. Interment with military honors at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Wayland. Contributions in Robert J. Schubmehl's memory may be made to the Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., Wayland NY 14572 or to St. Joseph's School, 209 Fremont St., Wayland NY 14572.

Evelyn M. Simpson

Livonia resident

Evelyn M. Simpson, 89, of Livonia, died Aug. 6, 2003 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. She was born the daughter of Russell and Estella Carroll on Sept. 14, 1913 in St. Catherine's, Ontario, Canada. She was predeceased by her daughter Jackie Simpson. She was a longtime (35 years) member of the Lakeville Lions Club and was a recipient of the “Melvin Jones Fellow Award” for dedicated humanitarian services. In 1998 she was named Livonia Senior Citizen of the year. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Jack; sons, Russell (Gail) Simpson, Jim (Judy) Simpson; 10 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren; sister Betty Carroll and brother-in-law Bill (Dolores) Simpson; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Saturday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia where services were held following calling with the Rev. Brian Krause officiating. Flower are gratefully declined. Memorials should be directed to Lakeville Lions Club.

Pearl J. Wright


Pearl J. Wright, 93, of 140 Murray St., Mt. Morris, died Aug. 11, 2003 at the Livingston County Campus Skilled Nursing Facility in Mt. Morris. She was born the daughter of Delbert and Rebecca (Goldberg) Stevens on Jan. 23, 1910 in Corning, N.Y. Prior to her retirement in 1971 she was employed as a Nurse at the TB Hospital in Mt. Morris for over 27 years. She was a member of the Mary Jemison Chapter of the Eastern Star, Mt. Morris Lodge and CSEA. She was predeceased by her husband Carl in 1973. She is survived by cousins and many dear friends including Alice Ace, Karen and Dominic LaGioia, all of Mt. Morris. No prior calling. Services and interment at the convenience of family. Memorials may be made to Lifeline/EARS, 111 Clara Barton St., Dansville NY 14437 or Livingston County Hospice, Murray St., Mt. Morris NY 14510. Arrangements John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Rt. 408), Mt. Morris. Condolences may be emailed to

Margaret Tydings Zenkel

St. John Fisher retiree

Margaret Tydings Zenkel, 92, of East Lake Road, Livonia, died Aug. 8, 2003 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. She was born the daughter of Daniel and Mary Kinelley Tydings on June 9, 1911 in Rochester. She retired from St. John Fisher College in Pittsford where she was an administrator in the computer department. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Livonia. She was predeceased by her husband Edward; her sister, Sr. Marie Tydings, SSJ; and brothers, Father Michael Tydings, Daniel Tydings and Edward Tydings. She is survived by her sons, Father Edward B. Zenkel, Robert (Julie) Zenkel; granddaughters, Ann, Nancy and Maggie Zenkel; brothers, Gerald and Joseph Tydings; family friend, Maurice Gerks; nieces and nephews. Friends called Monday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15, Livonia and Tuesday at the St. Joseph Mother House, 150 French Road (off Monroe Ave.), Pittsford, where her Funeral Mass was held following calling. Burial, private. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Sisters of St. Joseph or the St. Joseph/St. William's Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 77, Livonia NY 14487.