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Obituaries published the week of August 17, 2006
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Elaine A. Gendreau
Elaine A. Gendreau, 72, died Aug. 13, 2006. She was predeceased by her son Andrew Raffard. Elaine volunteered for many years at the Honeoye Lake Rotary Camp. She is survived by her husband Robert; son John (Judith) Raffard of Honeoye; grandson Michael Raffard of Cazenovia; sisters, Mary Sciotti of Honeoye, Bonnie (Bill) Norton of Canisteo, Maureen Schroeder of Florida; brother Michael Gibson of Maryland; stepchildren, Bob (Sandy) Gendreau of Honeoye, Thomas Gendreau of Honeoye, Sandra (Dan) Cook of Virginia, Louis Boyd of Honeoye; 10 step grandchildren and nine step great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Friends attended a Memorial Mass Wednesday at St. Mary's Church in Honeoye. Memorials may be made to the Honeoye Lake Rotary Camp, P.O. Box 641, Honeoye NY 14471. Arrangements, Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc.
H. Margaret Pfuntner
H. Margaret Pfuntner, 81, of 5708 East Lake Road in Conesus, formerly of Geneseo, died suddenly at her home on Aug. 12, 2006. She was born in Liverpool, England on Aug. 19, 1924, the daughter of Sydney and Laura Andrews. She was an anti-aircraft gunner in the Royal British Army in World War II, prior to coming to the United States in 1953. Prior to retirement in 1980, she was employed by the Rochester Police Department as an investigator for 20 years. She was a member of the Genesee Valley Pony Club, Geneseo Garden Club, Genesee Valley Breeders Association and also volunteered for the Humane Society and the American Red Cross. She is survived by her husband Richard Pfuntner; her daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie and Robert DeLena of Citra, Fla.; her brother David (Moira) Andrews of Parkgate, England; her nephew Jeremy (Cleo) Andrews of London; brothers and sisters-in-law, Doris Miles of Fairport, Paul (Julia) Pfuntner of Geneseo, Virginia (Bill) Lay of Rochester, Eileen (Gene Cimino) King of Rochester, Barbara Frey of Albany, Marion (Dan) Curtain of Ocala, Fla., Jim (Lynne Charles) Pfuntner of Avon, and Francis (Lorraine) Pfuntner of Cohocton; several nieces and nephews in the U.S. Friends called Tuesday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Route 15 in Livonia where services were held on Aug. 16 with the Rev. Edward Zenkel officiating. Private burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Perkinsville.
Peter Francis Warmenhoven
Former Avon resident
Peter Francis Warmenhoven, a loving husband, father and grandfather, died at his home on July 26, 2006 after a lengthy illness. Born Aug. 13, 1923, Peter was 82 when he died. He is survived by his wife of 58 years. Roseann Warmenhoven; his three children, Karen, Dan and Peters Jr.; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Peter lived in many states during his lifetime and moved to Santa Maria in 1977. He was a graduate of the U.S.. Merchant Marine Academy and serviced during World War II and went on to earn a B.S. degree from the University of Arkansas. He was formerly of Avon where he was Plant Manager for General Foods. His career was in business management and after retirement from General Foods Corporation, he had his own consulting company. Mr. Warmenhoven was also a volunteer with the International Executive Corps which provides business and consulting services in underdeveloped countries. Peter enjoyed fishing, golf and playing bridge. But most of all, he enjoyed being with people, especially his friends and family Peter was always one to enjoy a social gathering and in celebration of his life the family invited his friends and neighbors and those who wished to pay their respects to a buffet on July 30 at the Santa Maria Country Club. Peter asked that he be cremated. A private family memorial service was conducted on Peter's birthday Aug. 13 in San Jose, California. Memorial gifts should be made in his name to Marian Hospice or the Santa Marie Alzheimer's Associates.