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Obituaries published the week of December 8, 2005
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Wayland - Mary B. Leet, 88, formerly of 1428 S. Lackawanna St., passed away Dec. 3, 2005 at the McAuley Manor Healthcare Center in Hornell. Mary was born Oct. 7, 1917 in Rochester the daughter of Bernard and Marie (Dickes) Agan. She grew up in the Rochester area and spent the first part of her life there. Mary and her family moved to the Wayland area around 1966 and remained there until her move to Hornell over a year ago. Mary wed Harold Whitey Leet and together they had two daughters, Laurie and Barb. Mary and Whitey owned and operated Leets Tavern or affectionately known as Whitey's for many years. She was a member of the NCA Auxiliary and Wayland Rod-n-Gun Club Auxiliary. Mary enjoyed playing euchre and really loved being around people. Mary was predeceased by her daughter Laurie in October 1974 and her husband Harold in March 1990. She is survived by her daughter Barb Leet and her husband Jim Mault of Rush. Mary's family and friends called Monday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Mary Tuesday at St. Joseph's Church in Wayland. Interment and committal prayers took place at the Village cemetery in Wayland following Mass. Contributions in Mary B. Leet's memory may be made to the Holy Family Parish (St. Joseph's Church), 206 Fremont St., Wayland NY 14572.
Computer science professor
Rong Lin, 61, a professor computer science at SUNY Geneseo, died Nov. 25, 2005 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. Mr. Lin resided on West Seneca Circle in Geneseo. He is survived by his wife Kai Lin; his children, Kevin Lin and Connie Lin, both at home; several brothers and sisters in China. He was born Dec. 6, 1943 in Fuzhou, China the son of Yiancoug and Yihue Chen Lin. He was a graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. No prior calling hours. Memorial services will be held on the campus of SUNY Geneseo at the convenience of the family. Memorials, to the Geneseo Foundation, Erwin 202, 1 College Circle, SUNY Geneseo NY 14454. Arrangements entrusted to : Rector-Hicks Funeral Home Inc. in Geneseo.
John L. Schirmer
U.S. Navy veteran
John L. Schirmer, 74, of Caledonia, died Nov. 28, 2005 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born Jan. 30, 1931 in Dansville to Robert and Delia Schirmer. Mr. Schirmer served in the United States Navy during the Korean War, and was a member of the Mathew Clary VFW Post in Caledonia. He retired from Eastman Kodak, was a member of St. Columba Church, and enjoyed his grandchildren, reading and playing cards. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and David Nevin-Brown of LeRoy; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Ruth of Caledonia, Joseph and Debra of Spencerport, Jason and Kelly Schirmer of Avon; grandchildren, Josh (Elizabeth) Brown, Samuel, Mariel, Emily, Eva and Claire Schirmer; brothers, Dr. Robert Schirmer of MI, Thomas (Gail) Schirmer of Canandaigua; several nieces and nephews. His sister, Phyllis Yodice, brother, Dr. David Schirmer and son-in-law, Peter Brown predeceased John. Family and friends called Dec. 1 at the Alhart Funeral Home, 3068 W. Main St. in Caledonia. His Funeral Mass was held Dec. 2 at St. Columba Church. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery in Dansville. Memorials may be made the Caledonia Library, 3108 Main Street, Caledonia NY 14423 or Focus on the Children, P.O. Box 31, Caledonia NY 14423.
Nancy M. Trippi
Mt. Morris resident
Nancy M. Trippi, 90, of 53 N. Main St. in Mt. Morris, died Dec. 2, 2005 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. She was born the daughter of Patsy and Louise (Trubella) Munto on Feb. 27, 2005 in Leicester. Prior to her retirement she worked as a cook for the Campus Auxiliary Services for nearly 10 years at SUNY Geneseo. She also worked for 25 years at the Perry Knitting Mill in both Perry and Mt. Morris. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church. She is survived by her two children, Sam (Nancy DiCola) Trippi of Mt. Morris and Roseann (Roger) Spezzano of Geneseo; grandchildren, Matthew Trippi of Perry, Samantha Trippi, Paul and Nick DiCola, all of Mt. Morris; three brothers, Anthony (Grace) Munto or Rochester, Patsy Munto of Mt. Morris and Peter (Rosemary) Munto of Ohio; several nieces and nephews including a special niece Lena (Lenny) Ferraro of Mt. Morris. She was predeceased by her husband Sam in 1982, three sisters, Anna, Josephine and Grace and two brothers, Samuel and Frank. Friends called Sunday at the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408) in Mt. Morris where prayers were said Monday followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church. Burial, St. Patrick's Cemetery in Mt. Morris. Memorials may be made to one's favorite charity. Condolences may be emailed to JohnWMartinFH@aol.com.