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Obituaries published the week of December 29, 2005
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In Memoriam

Florence Arndt

Former Nunda resident

Florence Arndt (Hudson), died on Dec. 13, 2005 in East Aurora, N.Y. Services were held Dec. 17 at the East Aurora Assembly of God Church with Rev. Paul Chamberlin officiating. For many years, she was a resident of Nunda where she was a dedicated member of the Dalton Assembly of God Church. She is survived by four sons, Paul (Melanie) Collins, MS, Richard (Shirley) Faribault, MN, Edward (Dorothy) Geneseo and Charles (Darlene) Chaffee, N.Y. She also had 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Michael C. Driscoll

World War II Army veteran

Michael C. Driscoll, 93, died Dec. 24, 2005 at Crest Manor Nursing Home in Fairport, N.Y. where he had resided since 2003. Mr. Driscoll had also been a resident of Alpine Nursing Home in Lima prior to his entry into Crest Manor. He is survived by his sister Margaret Nichols o Fairport and Bertha Lathrop of Geneseo; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Eleanor and dear friend Sophie Shonko. He was born Aug. 20, 1912 in Honeoye the son of John and Mary Cratsley Driscoll. He served in the U.S. Army enlisting on Oct. 3, 1942 and was discharged on Feb. 12, 1946. Upon discharge he was awarded the American Theater Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal and Good Conduct medal. No prior calling. Funeral Services, Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo with Deacon George Spezzano officiating. Interment, St. Michael's Cemetery in Livonia. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Church, 4 Avon Rd., Geneseo NY 14454.

Gertrude A. Jacobs

Wayland - Gertrude A. Jacobs, 83, formerly of 10901 Cold Springs Road, passed away Dec. 24, 2005 at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing facility in Mt. Morris where she has been a resident for the past several years. Gertrude was born Sept. 23, 1922 in Springwater, the daughter of Peter and Laura (Rauber) Quanz. She has been a resident of the Wayland area her entire life. Gertrude and Charles Jacobs entered into marriage on Nov. 28, 1945 in Wayland. Together they celebrated over 48 years of marriage prior to Charles passing away Nov. 29, 1993. Gertrude and Charles raised three children, Genene, Steve and Lorna. Gertrude's employment career spanned a couple of different areas. Subsequent to high school she worked at the Gunlocke Company in Wayland. Once she was married she really enjoyed working at Empire Livestock preparing and serving food. However much of Gertrude's time was spent on the family dairy and beef farm that she and Charles owned and operated in Wayland for many years. She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church and a member of the Legion of Mary. She was also a member of friends unlimited Gertrude enjoyed sewing, gardening, playing cards (especially solitaire) and she was an excellent baker and cook. Most of all though, Gertrude loved spending time with her entire family which over the years has included her children, grandchildren, siblings and nieces and nephews. She will be missed by all her family and friends. Gertrude was predeceased by her husband Charles Jacobs; her son-in-law, Joseph Belanger; her grandson, Robert Belanger; four sisters, Beatrice Quanz, Loretta Yohon, Germaine Becker and Oleta Yohon; two brothers, Howard and Victor Quanz; sister-in-law, Betty Quanz; and brothers-in-law, William and Frank Yohon. She is survived by her children, Genene Belanger-Pulver of Wayland, Steven Jacobs and his wife Pat of Wayland and Lorna Baker and her husband Dale of Dansville; her grandchildren, Bonnie (Clint Norton) Belanger of Wayland, Donald (Lorinda) Belanger of Wayland, Kari (Stephen) Herrara of Illinois, Julie Jacobs of Wayland, Steven Jacobs Jr. of Wayland, Jennifer Kuhn of North Carolina, Dennis Kuhn of Dansville, and James Kuhn of Dansville; her great grandchildren, Robert Belanger, Connor Norton, Ryan Belanger and Maia Herrara; her sisters, Lucille Quanz of Wayland, Virginia (Ardean) Warner of Wayland; her brother William (Norma) Quanz of Wayland; sister-in-law Barbara Quanz of Wayland; brother-in-law Burton Becker of Wayland; several nieces and nephews; and her best friend, Florence Drum of Cohocton. Gertrude's family and friends called Monday at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland. A prayer service took place Tuesday at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Church in Wayland. Contributions in Gertrude A. Jacobs memory may be made to the Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., Wayland NY 14572.

Brian J. Mix

Geneseo resident

Brian J. Mix, 48, of Center St. in Geneseo, died suddenly Dec. 23, 2005 at his residence. He is survived by his fiance Flo Nelson and her daughter Jackie with whom he resided; his parents, Kenneth “Tom” and Helen Mix of Geneseo; brothers and sisters, Gary (Heidi) Mix of Pembroke, Cindy Mix-Schoenrock of Buffalo, Thomas Mix of South Beach, Fla., Sean (Michelle) Mix of Geneseo, Tadd (Martha) Mix of Mt. Morris, Todd Mix of Geneseo, Haley (Jamie) Kelley of Geneseo; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was born Nov. 7, 1957 in Dansville the son of Kenneth and Helen Battaglia Mix. He was a 1975 graduate of Geneseo Central School where he was a member of the Varsity Football team. He was employed at Patrick Pontiac, Jeep, GMC, in Rochester. Visitation was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Monday. Funeral Mass was held Dec. 27 at St. Mary's Church in Geneseo with Father Patrick Connor officiating. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Rd. North, Rochester NY 14609 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse NY 13220.

Joseph R. Wallace

Bath resident

Bath - Joseph R. Wallace, 62, of County Rte. 13, passed away Dec. 21, 2005 at the Ira Davenport Hospital. Joe was born June 26, 1943 in Daytona Beach, Fla., the son of Theodore and Thelma (Sutherland) Velisk. He grew up in West Palm Beach, Fla. Joe was very proud of attending Staunton Military Academy in Virginia. He was a graduate from that academy as the class president in 1963. Joe also attended Richmond University and eventually graduated from SUNY IT. He lived in Rochester for several years and in Vine Valley, N.Y. eventually settling in Bath approximately 21 years ago. Joe and Deborah Gulvin entered into marriage Oct. 11, 1980 at the Phelps United Church. Together they have raised four children, Joseph II, Elizabeth, Marianne and Patricia. They recently celebrated their 25th anniversary. The majority of Joe's employment career was spent as an auto body instructor. He taught for a year or so at the Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES in Flint, N.Y. however for almost 25 years he was an instructor at the Steuben Allegany BOCES Coopers Education Center. He retired from there last year. Teaching was his passion as evidence by him touching the lives of hundreds of students in Steuben County. Joe enjoyed softball, gardening, cooking, fishing and sail boating. He also loved dogs and making special road trips to Maryland to eat crabs. Joe also was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church. He will be missed by all his family, friends and former students. He was predeceased by his parents, Theodore and Thelma Velisk. He is survived by his wife of over 25 years, Deborah Wallace of Bath; his son, Joseph Wallace II and his wife Tracy of Caledonia; his daughters, Elizabeth Wallace of Nashville, Tenn. and Marianne and Patricia Wallace, both living at home in Bath; two grandchildren, Joseph R. Wallace III and Emily P. Wallace, both living at home in Caledonia; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jane and Nelson Gulvin of Phelps; in-laws, Patricia (John) Hart of Newark, N.Y., Kenneth (Margaret) Gulvin of Canandaigua, Cheryl (Timothy) Ten Eyck of Waterloo; several nieces and nephews; many friends; and his dog Annie. Calling hours were held Monday at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Bath where Funeral Service was conducted following calling. Interment and committal prayers, Woodlawn Cemetery in Canandaigua with Rev. Jeff McDowell officiating. Joe's family has been assisted by the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St. in Wayland.