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Obituaries published the week of November 4, 2004
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In Memoriam

Nancy Ann Belcher


Nancy Ann Belcher, 66, loving wife, mother and grandmother, of West Hollow Road, Naples, N.Y., died Oct. 26, 2004 at the Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Ill. She was born the daughter of Arthur and Clara Bailey Robinson on March 4, 1938. She was a registered nurse, working last at the Clifton Springs Hospital. She was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Clara Robinson. She is survived by her husband Carl Belcher of Naples; children, Jody (John) Goff of Honeoye, Jeff (Lori) Ball of Geneseo, andrew (Natalie) Ball of Naples, Keith (Wendy) Ball of Naples, Josh (Delayna) Belcher of N.C., Zachary (Molly) Belcher of N.C., Tammy (Roger) Boda of Bloomfield, Colleen Davis of Honeoye, Penny (David) Hastings of Bloomfield and Blake (Suzanne) Belcher of Canandaigua; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4, 7-9 pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Route 15, Livonia. Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the West Bloomfield Congregational Church, 9035 Route 5 and 20, West Bloomfield. Burial, West Bloomfield Cemetery. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Ontario-Yates County Hospice Fund, 756 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva, NY 14456, C/O Hospeace House, Naples, NY.

Jemina M. Crabb

Former Wadsworth resident

Jemina M. Crabb, a resident of the Genesee County Nursing Home in Batavia, died there Oct. 29, 2004. Mrs. Crabb was formerly of Wadsworth and LeRoy, NY. She is survived by her children, George (Betty) Crabb of Geneseo, William (Judy) Crabb of Pittsburgh, PA., Nancy Crabb of Batavia; seven grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; sister-in-law Lorraine Slane of Pavilion; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter Jean Crabb in 1979 and her husband George Crabb in 1980. She was born May 7, 1911 in York, the daughter of Robert and Margaret (Adair) Slane. She married the lage George M. Crabb on March 13, 1930. Visitation was held Sunday at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo where Funeral Services were held Nov. 1 with Rev. Ray Lindquist of the Covington United Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial, Pleasant Valley Cemetery in York. Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Association, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620.

Clayton J. Farley

Self-employed farmer

Clayton J. Farley, 74 of Cole Road, Conesus, died Oct. 29, 2004 at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home in Livonia. He was born the son of Clarence and Laura Gilbert Farley on Oct. 9, 1931 in Avon. He was a self-employed famer in the area. He is survived by his wife Rose; stepchildren, Daniel (Darcy) Bugbee, William (Mary) Bugbee and Patti (Stan) Doroski; six grandchildren; borthers, Edward (Leona) Farley, Gordon (Gladys) Farley and Richard Farley; and sister Lillian Clark. No prior calling. Friends may attend a memorial service Nov. 4 at the Conesus United Church at 10 am with the Rev. David Hotchkiss officiating. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Livonia Ambulance Fund, Box 8, Livonia, NY. 14487. Arr. Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Livonia.

Lois M. Preston

Avon resident

Lois M. Preston, of Avon/Mt. Morris, died Tuesday, November 2, 2004. No prior calling. Interment held at the convenience of the family at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Fowlerville. Memorials may be made to Livingston County Hospice Fund, Murray Hill, Mt. Morris NY 14510. Arrangements by the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408) Mt. Morris, NY. Condolences may be emailed to

Frank W. VanZandt

Livonia resident

Frank W. VanZandt, 55 of VanZandt Road, Livonia, died Oct. 30, 2004 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. he was born the son of William and Mildred Brisbane VanZandt on July 4, 1949 in Rochester. He was predeceased by his mother Mildred VanZandt in 1994. Before his illness he was a farmer and book collector and had served as secretary treasurer of the national Numismatic Bibliophile Society; president of RNA and assistant historian for the Town of Livonia. He was also past master of Livonia F & AM. He is survived by his wife Barbara, son William H. VanZandt; his father, William I. VanZandt; two granchildren. Friends called Tuesday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Route 15, Livonia, where services were held Wednesday. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Geneseo. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Geneseo Dialysis Center, C/O Noyes Memorial Hospital, Dansville NY 14437.