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Obituaries published the week of November 18, 2004
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In Memoriam

Thomas B. Adams

Retired salesman

Thomas B. Adams, 83, a retired salesman for Garlock Inc. in Palmyra, N.Y., died Nov. 11, 2004 at the Teresa House Hospice in Geneseo. Mr. Adams resided on Second St. in Geneseo. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth “Wid” Durney Adams; daughter Judy (Ponch) Mendoza of Geneseo; son Thomas Richard (Cindy) Adams of Rochester; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Alejandro and Zachary Mendoza, Thomas, Rachel and Tabatha Adams; several great grandchildren and many cousins. He was born Dec. 18, 1920 in Wooster, Ohio, the son of Thomas and Marguerite Swartz Adams. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He was an active member of the Chorus of the Genesee in Rochester and the First New York Dragoons. He was a former governor of the Palmyra Moose Lodge and a founding member of Duplicate Bridge clubs in both New York and St. Augustine, Florida. Visitation was held at the family resident, 57 Second St. in Geneseo on Nov. 15. Funeral Mass was held Nov. 16 at St. Mary's Church in Geneseo with Father Daniel McMullin officiating. Private interment, Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the Teresa House, 21 Highland Road, Geneseo NY 14454.

John Joseph Andolina

World War II veteran

John Joseph Andolina, 85, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Nov. 10, 2004. He resided on Jones Bridge Road in Leicester. John was born May 18, 1919 in Mt. Morris the son of Nunzio and Grace Peraino Andolina. He proudly served in World War II in Trinidad as an Army Medic. Mr. Andolina was a member of the Carlton Boise American Legion Post 1007 in Leicester. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Christiano Andolina; children, David (Kathy) Andolina of Leicester, Tina (Ed) Stovesik of Leicester, Gary (Marion) Andolina of Lima; grandchildren, John (Christine) Stovesik of Leicester, Dr. Lisa Andolina of Tennessee, Jacqueline, Chelsea and Alexa Andolina of Lima; great grandson Tyler Stovesik of Leicester; brothers, Dr. C. T. Andolina of Mt. Morris, Frank (Elsie) Andolina of Wellsville, Anthony (Jackie) Andolina of Henrietta; sister Rose Cipriano of Rochester; many nieces and nephews who brightened his life and made him proud. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home Inc., 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Nov. 12 where Funeral Services were held Nov. 13 with Father Daniel McMullin of St. Mary's Church and Mabel Treadwell, former Pastoral Assistant of St. Thomas Aquinas Church officiating. Private burial, St. Patrick's Cemetery in Mt. Morris. Memorials may be made to the Livingston County Hospice, Livingston County Campus, Bldg. #2, Mt. Morris NY 14510-1619.

Joseph F. Joy


Joseph F. Joy, 96, of Caledonia, died at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home on Nov. 8, 2004. He was born Oct. 17, 1908 in LeRoy to Charles and Rose Joy. Joseph was a barber and member of St. Columba Church. His wife of 68 years, Congie predeceases Joseph. Surviving are his two sons and daughter-in-law, Charles and Carolyn Joy of Elk City, Okla. and Francis Joy of Irvine, Calif.; grandchildren, Cheryl Buchanan of Ballinger, Texas, Joe Joy of Elk City, Okla. and Diane Sisemore of Midwest City, Okla.; six great grandchildren; brother, Anthony Joy; sister, Sarah Joy; nieces and nephews. No prior calling. Friends and family attended his Funeral Mass Saturday at St. Columba Church in Caledonia. Interment, St. Francis Cemetery, LeRoy. Memorials may be made to the Big Springs Museum, 3095 Main St., Caledonia NY 14423 or Focus on the Children, P.O. Box 31, Caledonia NY 14423. Arrangements made by Alhart Funeral Home, Caledonia.

Hedwig Helene Peters

Former Geneseo resident

Hedwig Helene Peters passed away Oct. 28, 2004 at Highland Care Center in Bellingham, Wash. She was born Nov. 2, 1919, in Proskau, Germany to Franz and Emma Heinrich. Hedy was preceded in death by her husband, Sebastian Kerer, who died in 1944, and her second husband George Peters, her parents, three brothers, Otto, Wilhelm and Georg and her sister Lisbeth. She is survived by her daughter Christine Park and husband Douglas, of Bellingham, daughter Gabrielle Peters of Kenmore, Wash.; grandson Alexander Park and wife Devon and great-grandchild Ariella of Seattle, Wash., and grandson Andrew Park in Vancouver, B.C. She immigrated to the United States in 1958 and settled in Geneseo where she was well known for her culinary accomplishments, gardening skills and devotion to family and friends. Her many talents and loving nature live on in her children and beloved grandchildren, Alexander and Andrew. A Service of Remembrance will be held Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, at 4 p.m. at Jerns Funeral Chapel. Arrangements by Jerns Funeral Chapel and On-Site Crematorium, Bellingham, Wash.