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Geneva- Evelyn M. Ansley, age 98, died Friday, March 20, 2015 at The Homestead in Penn Yan.

          A Funeral Service will be held Friday (March 27th) at 11 a.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Beverly Animal Shelter, 50 East River Rd., Waterloo, NY 13165.

          Evelyn was the daughter of the late Franklin and Alice Sutherland Middleton, and the widow of Melvin A. Ansley, who died in 1991. She was also predeceased by a brother, Earle Middleton; and her daughter-in-law, Barbara Ansley.

          Evelyn was a member of the Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Hall, NY, where she had been a Sunday School teacher. She spent her life as a devoted farm wife, enjoying gardening, bird-watching and her cats.

          Evelyn is survived by two sons, Jonathan Ansley and Mark (Mary) Ansley, both of Geneva; five grandchildren, Deborah (Roberto) Lopez, Stephen Ansley, Kimberly (Andrew) Jensen, Michele (Robert) Gibson and Christine (Sean) Dean; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

          Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

 


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Gorham- Ella V. Cripps, 88, died Friday, March 20, 2015, at Huntington Living Center in Waterloo.

          Friends may call Wednesday (March 25th) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.

          A Funeral Service will be held Thursday (March 26th) at 2 p.m. at the Geneva First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Whitney Cemetery.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Geneva First United Methodist Church, 340 Main St., Geneva, NY 14456.

          Ella was the daughter of the late Arthur and Albie Reed Vosburg. She was a graduate of Geneva High School and the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester.

          Ella was the Organist for 67 years and Choir Director at the Geneva First United Methodist Church. She was made its Director of Music Emeritus after her retirement. Ella was well known for her involvement in music in her community, playing at Geneva-on-the-Lake; playing in the Tuesday Piano Quartette in Geneva; playing for the Palm Sunday Cantata in Hall for 18 consecutive years; playing and leading sing-a-longs in Geneva  and Canandaigua nursing homes; playing for the Pennsylvania Yankee Theater Company; teaching at Gorham Central School and Penn Yan Central School; and teaching piano lessons in her home. Ella played for countless school musicals, weddings and funerals.

          Ella was an active member for over 50 years in the Gorham Rebekah Lodge #220, and was the State Musician for the Lodge several different years.

          Also active in her community, Ella was a member of the Gorham Fire Department Auxiliary, an Election Inspector in Gorham for many years, and a member of the Ontario County Republican  Committee, and in  2002 was the 2nd runner-up  for the Ontario County Office for the Aging Senior Citizen of the Year Award. 

          Ella is survived by three sons, Richard (Dale) Cripps of  Central Square, NY, Philip (Jacki) Cripps of Rochester, and Douglas (Karen Rhodes) Cripps of  Bellona; 7 grandchildren, Eric Cripps, Sara (Andres) Martinez, Mat Cripps, Leah Cripps, Katherine Cripps, Bethany Cripps and Andrew Cripps; and several nieces and nephews.

          Ella was predeceased by her husband, Albert “Bud” Cripps in 2000; and by her sister, Lida Secor.

          Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.


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MIDDLESEX – Weyburn B. Bodine, age 88 passed away February 11, 2015 at the Homestead in Penn Yan, NY.
 
A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday (May 9th)  at 1 p.m. at Benton Cemetery. It will be followed by a reception at the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge in Penn Yan, NY.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Loyal Order of Moose Lodge, 301 East Elm Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527, in honor of providing the reception for the family.
 
Weyburn was born on March 5, 1926 in Penn Yan, NY. He was the son of the late Melvin A. and Beatrice (Chase) Bodine, Sr. He had worked at Penn Yan Boat in Penn Yan, NY and the Seneca Armory in Seneca Falls, NY. Weyburn  was employed as a truck driver for many years, retiring from M&T Trucking in Middlesex, NY.
 
Weyburn enjoyed deer hunting with the Bodine family on the family farm in Middlesex for many years.
 
Weyburn is survived by a brother, Melvin (Joan) Bodine of Middlesex, NY, three sisters, Marjorie L. Rudd of Elbridge, NY, Dorothy Smith of Middlesex, NY and Elma Swingle of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.
 
Besides his parents, Weyburn was predeceased by his wife, Jean E. Parker Bodine, on June 5, 2000.
 
          Condolences for the Bodine family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

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Doris E. Newman  1949 – 2015


Canandaigua- Doris Newman, 65, died Mar. 4, 2015.
          Friends may call Wednesday (Mar. 11th) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will follow at 3 p.m.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Ontario County Humane Society, 2976 Co. Rd. #48, Canandaigua, NY 14424.

          Doris was the daughter of the late Orson and Clara Parson Hamilton. She was a graduate of Middlesex Valley Central School and of Niagara University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Travel and Tourism.Doris enjoyed jewelry. She loved her grandkids and her dogs.

          She is survived by her husband, Ross Newman; six children, Micki Calarco, Tammi Calarco, Joseph (Velkis) Calarco, Thomas (Sharon) Calarco, James Calarco and Nancy (Jay) Newman-Clouse; many grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; five siblings, Clyde (Audrey) Hamilton, Mary Stine, Ruth Kerrick, Lois Jackson and Richard (Debra) Hamilton; two brothers-in-law, Donald Jackson and Tom Cornish; many nieces and nephews; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

          Doris was predeceased by her parents; two sisters, Jenni Jackson and Lucille Cornish; and  two brothers-in-law, Fred Stine and Victor Kerrick.

          Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.


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Seneca Falls/Stanley- Randall “Randy” John Marks passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at F.F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua, NY.

          Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday (March 5th) at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 A.M. on Friday (March 6th) at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Stanley. Burial will be in St. Theresa’s Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund, St. Theresa’s Church, c/o Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, 210 Keuka St., Penn Yan, NY 14527.

          Randy was born in Clifton Springs, NY on October 13, 1960, the son of the late Donald and Alice (Carroll) Marks of Stanley. Randy was a strong environmentalist, with a love of the outdoors and photography. He had a special passion for the lake, which is where he loved to be.

          Randy is survived by one sister, Mary (Terry) Bodine of Stanley; three brothers, Donald (Diana) Marks of Middlesex, Timothy (Catherine) Marks of Stanley and Christopher Marks of Mendon; 11 nieces and nephews; and 13 great-nieces and great-nephews.

          He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, John Marks and Robert Marks; and sister, Helen (Marks) Simpson.

          Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

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GORHAM/CLIFTON SPRINGS/FLORIDA - Robert Charles "Bob" Ellis of Zephyrhills, Florida, (formerly of Gorham & Clifton Springs, N.Y.) died on Monday, February 16, 2015.
 
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday (March 7) at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church at 1 East Main Street, Clifton Springs, N.Y.
 
Memorial contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church in Clifton Springs.
 
Bob was born in Geneva, N.Y., on July 27, 1936, to the late Ralph R. and Nellie Robson Ellis. Bob grew up helping run the family dairy farm on Yautzy Rd in Gorham, N.Y. Bob was a graduate from Gorham Central School - Class of 1954.
 
At a very young age Bob developed his love of music and performing. In high school, he had his own orchestra in which he played the trumpet. Later in his life he was an active member of The New Horizons Band in Rochester, N.Y., The Finger Lakes Community Band, numerous other bands in the Finger Lakes area, as well as The Wesley Chapel Community Band and the Lakeland Concert Band in Florida. Bob also enjoyed sharing his musical talents in church both in Clifton Springs and Zephyrhills.
 
After high school Bob continued his love of performing when he became a magician and performed his "Modern Magic" with his family throughout N.Y. State. Bob was also a professional square dance caller for nearly 60 years. In the mid 80's Bob began a new career in photography. This career included time with Stegall's Photography, K-Mart and Busch Gardens. He also loved every possible photo opportunity with family and friends. The church has played an important role in his life. In the past 25 years he played a significant role in the First United Methodist Church in Clifton Springs and in Zephyrhills, Florida.
 
Bob was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. - Bob is survived by his wife of 38 years, Nancy Johnson Ellis; and his children, Dawn Ellis Bush (Allen), Tamara Ellis Charlette (Steve), Carol Ellis Grover (Trevor), Tamera Bauer Stegall, andTodd C. Bauer (Karen); 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Carol and David Hagadorn, and sister-in-law, Kathryn J. Erdle.
 
          He was preceded in death by his daughter, Yvonne Ellis Morrow.
 
          Condolences for the Ellis family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

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CHARLES E. HASLETT JR. 

Seneca/Horseheads/Geneva - Charles E. “Hez” Haslett Jr., 94, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 15, 2015, at Seneca Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, with two of his six children at his side. 

“Hez”, the son of Helen Pierce Haslett & Charles Edwin Haslett Sr., was born at home in Seneca, NY on August 2, 1920 and raised on Yorkham Farm on Lake to Lake Road in the Town of Seneca. The farm known for its champion sheep, then Guernsey dairy cows and cash crops, was first owned by his great grandfather Henry Haslett in the mid 1800’s.

Hez attended Seneca No. 9 School, graduated from Geneva High School in 1936 and attended Cornell University 1938-1941. When many of his best friends and contemporaries were joining the service during World War II he was needed to return home to help his father run the family farm and was prevented from enlisting. This was a life-long disappointment for him.

In the mid-1950s he took over management and ownership of the farm, which he sold in 1961. In the 1960’s Hez was employed at Hulse Manufacturing in Geneva. He became a Fuller Brush Company salesman in Geneva and in 1967 was promoted to Regional Area Manager requiring a move to Horseheads. He later became a sales agent for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company until his retirement. After retirement Hez worked seasonally for NYS at the Soaring Eagles golf course in Horseheads, finally retiring in 2004.
 
A long-time tenor in the choir at Seneca Presbyterian Church (Old Number Nine), Hez became an enthusiastic member of the Mark Twain Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA) in the Horseheads chorus and in several quartets. One of his favorite activities of this organization was the volunteer sing-ins they conducted at nursing homes, and other charity events. He continued to participate actively in SPEBSQSA until he, and his wife Doris, returned to Geneva in 2008 to live at the Lyceum Street Apartments. 
 
Charles was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Doris (Browne) Haslett, grandson Stephen M. Haslett, younger sisters Frances (Laverne) Jorgensen, Gladys (George) Poor, sons-in-law Harold (Mac) MacGowan and Axel H. Jensen.

He is survived by six children: Donald (Jette) Haslett, of Portland, Oregon, Thomas (Judy) Haslett, of Peoria, Arizona, Mary (Charles) D’Ambrosia, of Woodinville, Washington, Judith (Harold MacGowan) Haslett, of Forty Fort, Pennsylvania, Joyce (Axel) Jensen, of Lyons, New York, and Allen (Diane) Haslett of Elmira, New York; 10 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

In keeping with his wishes there will be no calling hours and at this time services are planned to be held at Number Nine Church in the spring, at a date yet to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Seneca Presbyterian Church, 4414 Number Nine Road, Stanley, NY 14561, in his memory are suggested.

Condolences for the Haslett family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

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WEYBURN B. BODINE 

Middlesex- Weyburn B. Bodine, age 88, died Feb. 11, 2015.

A Memorial Service will be held in the spring, and a full obituary will be published at that time.

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PATRICIA A. “PATTY” BENNETT
 
CANANDAIGUA-Patricia A. “Patty” Bennett, age 79, passed away Thursday (February 12, 2015) at the Wayne County Nursing Home.
 
There will be no prior calling hours.  A grave side service will be held in the spring in Rushville Cemetery at a time to be announced by the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Rochester Chapter, 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14620; or the Wayne County Nursing Home, 1529 Nye Rd., Lyons, NY 14489.
 
Patricia was born May 31, 1935 in Lodi, NY, the daughter of the late Pearl Hazard and Leona (Sweet) Herala.  She was a graduate of Ovid Central School and had been employed at Finger Lakes DDSO as a direct aide in Newark NY, retiring in 1990 at age 55.
 
Patty is survived by 3 children: Jacqueline (Richard) Frere of Canandaigua, Debra Baker of Richmond VA, Michael (Linda O’Dell) Bennett of Waterloo; 4 Grandchildren, Raena Brown of California, Chad Baker of Maryland, Bryant Baker of Virginia, and Troy Bennett of Flint, NY; and 3 Great-grandchildren, 3 Brothers, Roger Hazard of Webster, Frank Hazard of Henrietta, and Richard Hazard of Canandaigua; and several nieces and nephews.
 
Patty was predeceased by her sister Phyllis Goodman. 
 
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LOIS C. “LOIE” OSWALD
 
PENN YAN – Lois C. “Loie” Oswald, age 89 passed away peacefully on Friday (February 13, 2015) at Soldier & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan.
 
Friends may call Friday( Feb. 20th) from 2 PM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 8 PM. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday (Feb. 21st) at 2 PM at St John’s Lutheran Church, 514 East Swamp Road, Penn Yan, NY.    Burial will be in Shuman Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

The family asks those who wish to make a memorial contribution in Lois memory to consider Manor Crest Foundation, 411 Clinton St., Penn Yan, NY 14527.
 
Lois was born March 2, 1925 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan, one of many during the first year of the new hospital’s operation.  She was the youngest of 8 children of Lydia Reissig Hey and Frederick Hey.
 
She attended a one room school on Voak Road  for 8 years and during that time was an active member of 4-H.  She graduated from Gorham Central School as Salutatorian and then from Rochester Business  Institute.  She was employed at the Eastman Kodak Office until her marriage to Wilson E. Oswald  on June 29, 1946 at St John’s Lutheran Church in the Town of Potter.
 
She was a housewife, helping to raise three children on their farm before returning to work.  She worked at Penn Yan Express for many years and later retired from Con-Way Eastern Express.    In 1985 she joined the office staff of Yates County Sheriff Dept., where she worked until 1993.
 
She was a volunteer at Strong Hospital while in Rochester and at the former Rushville Clinic.  Lois was very active in PTA, in Voak Home Bureau and later as a member of Cornell Cooperative Extension.   
 
Lois was a charter member of the Finger Lake 2 Cycle Club and a supporter of the Keuka Outlet Trail.  She was baptized, confirmed, and married at St. John’s Lutheran Church where her grandfather Reissig was pastor in the early 1900’s.  She sang in the choir, was active in Sunday School and the women’s groups.
 
After her husband retired from farming, they built a home on Voak Rd. where she delighted in entertaining, baking and gardening.  Her flowers were an important part of her retirement years and  were always so beautiful.
 
She is survived by her 3 children: Randy (LuAnn) Oswald of Penn Yan, Cindy (John) Hotchkiss of Macedon, and Judy (Alan) Christensen of Penn Yan; 4 Grandchildren, Lisa (Andy) Wacht of Pleasantville NY, Melissa (Keith) Monroe of Gastonia, NC, Eric Hotchkiss of Fredonia, NY, and Ryan Oswald of Penn Yan; 2 Great-grandchildren, Ella Monroe and Mason Wacht;  1 dear sister, Doris Hey of Geneva; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 
She was predeceased by the love of her life, Wilson E. Oswald, who passed away April 13, 2007 after 61 years of marriage; and by her siblings Carl, Eleanor, Wilbur, Marion, Beulah, and Clyde.
 
Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

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Gorham- Donald G. “Dobber” Ledgerwood, age 75, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 at his home.
 

Friends may call Friday (Feb. 6th) from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham, and again on Saturday (Feb. 7th) from10 a.m. to 12 Noon. A Memorial Service will follow at Noon on Saturday. A Celebration will be held at the Gorham Fire Hall, following the service.

Burial will be private in Gorham Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Good Days and Special Times, 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Rd., Mendon, NY 14506-9732.;
or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

          Don was the son of the late George and Ruth Rackham Ledgerwood. He was retired from the Town of Gorham Highway Dept., after 26 years of service.Don was a member of the Gorham Fire Dept., and the North Seneca Sportsmen and Rifle Club.

          Don is survived by four children, Michele Dixon, Mark (Betty) Ledgerwood, Susan (Thomas) Mantz and Cody Ledgerwood; 8 grandchildren, Stacy Youngs, Emily Youngs,  Angela Youngs,  Cameron Ledgerwood,  Justin Ledgerwood, Matthew (Becky) Grube, Tara Grube and Lindsay Mantz; 7 great-grandchildren, Jacob, Aaron Levi, Bailey, Klair, Olivia, Joshua, and Alexis; two brothers, Robert (Ann) Ledgerwood and Gary (Judy) Ledgerwood; two sisters, Gail (Harvey) Squier and Sandra Wales; and several nieces and nephews.

          Don was predeceased by his sister, Cheryl Ledgerwood.

          Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.
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Clifton Springs- Rev. Gerard Townsend Remsen, Jr., age 84, of Ashton Place, died Thursday, January 29, 2015, with his wife at his side.

          A Memorial Service will be held at a date to be announced.

          In keeping with Gerry’s wishes, the family requests no flowers. Please consider memorial contributions to the Spencerport United Church of Christ, 65 Church St., Spencerport, NY 14559; or to the Clifton Springs Hospital Chapel, 2 Coulter Drive, Clifton Springs, NY 14432.

          Gerry was born in Glen Ridge, NJ in 1930. He grew up in Upper Montclair, NJ. Gerry served in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1954 as a Radioman, First Class, on the U.S.S. Adirondack, the Flagship of the U.S. Navy’s Mediterranean Fleet.

          Gerry graduated from Newark Academy in Livingston, NJ. He attended Drew University in Madison, NJ., and graduated from Syracuse University and Bangor Theological Seminary in Bangor, Maine. Gerry took clinical training at Bangor State Hospital, and attended the Institute of Pastoral Care in Bangor.

          Gerry served churches in Maine and in New York State. He retired after 18 years of service at the Brighton United Church of Christ in Brighton, NY. When he led the Messiah United Church of Christ in New Hartford, NY, church membership out-grew the existing building and a new larger church building was built. Gerry had also been the Treasurer of the Saquoit Valley Ministerial Association.

          Active in all the communities he served, Gerry had been a Fire Department  Chaplain for 39 years. He was Vice-President of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, and led many American Cancer Society Drives.
Gerry had been Vice-President of the Genesee Valley Ecumenical Ministries. He also had a weekly talk-radio show.

          Gerry and Agnes had a love of sailing, from when they first started dating to the building of the Aggie Lou II sail boat.  Gerry also had a great love for camping. He instilled his love of sailing and an appreciation for camping in his sons and grandson.

          Gerry is survived by his wife of 59 years, Agnes; son, Gerard T. Remsen III and his wife, Kathleen and their son, Neil; and son, Daniel H. Remsen and his wife, Robyn. Gerry was predeceased by his son, Staff Sergeant Lawrence C. Remsen.

          Arrangements are by the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. 

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 F. David Doran

  Seper Fidelis

 
Penn Yan - Francis David Doran, (Duke to the grandchildren) joined his Band of Brothers on January 28, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. David had a fighting spirit, a lust for life and deep devotion to his family and Lord in whose care he rests together with Edith Hall his wife, his parents and siblings who have gone before him.
 
Calling hours in New York will be at Kenneth Perkins Funeral Home, Gorham, will be on February 1, 2015 from 1PM to 3PM, which will be followed by a Memorial Service at 3PM.
 
Funeral Mass will be held at St. Matthias Catholic Church, Bryn Mawr Ave, Bala-Cynwyd, PA at 1PM on Saturday February 7, 2015.   His ashes will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in a private ceremony.
 
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St John Newman Shrine, at Saint Peter the Apostle Church, 1019 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19123. In retirement years David served as a Docent at the Shrine of St John Newmann. 
 
David was born in Greensburg PA on Thanksgiving 11/28/29 during the stock market crash and beginning of the Great Depression. Sixth child to Edward J. and Mae Bozarth Doran, the family spent most of their years in Cape May New Jersey where his five sisters and three brothers enjoyed a large group of relatives and extended family that visited the seaside resort. He is a 4th generation Irish descendent, tracing the family roots to Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland.
 
At age 16 David entered the Merchant Marines/Gulf Oil Company and traveled extensively up and down the eastern seaboard: Rio de Janeiro, Panama, Trinidad, Tobago and the Caribbean range. David continued his secondary education, and graduated from Cape May High School in 1948 and immediately entered the United States Marine Corp at Camp Lejeune.  He was stationed at Bremerton, Washington where he met Edith Hall, Lt Junior Grade USN, later to become his wife on April 9, 1950, in Quantico VA. Soon after their marriage he was deployed to Korea.  During his service he served at the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea Peninsula, in an epic battle of the Korean War.  November and December 1950 saw frigid weather in - 60 degrees below zero and claimed many of his band of brothers. He marched with 100,000 Korean women and children back to South Korea to safety. He and the other Marines will be forever remembers as the “Frozen Chosin”.
 
Honorably discharged from the military in 1952, military rank of ‘Buck’ Sergeant. He attended LaSalle College, Philadelphia on the GI Bill, while working and raising a family. After four years of college and four beautiful daughters he received his Bachelors of Science in Accounting.  His first job out of college was working with Burroughs Corporation selling components to the Space Program in Florida and Texas.  During that time he met Werner Von Braun. He also worked for RCA, Camden NJ.  He began a career with the United States Postal Service as a senior accounts officer at the Eastern Regional office in Philadelphia. He also served in various capacities in California, Washington, DC, West Virginia, Virginia and New York. He retired in 1996 after 26 years of service.
 
He obtained his Master’s of Arts Degrees in Secondary Education in 1967 from St. Joseph’s College, Philadelphia PA.  Knowing the importance of education from his father and Aunt - Sister Saint Isabelle, SSJ, David and Edith were in a position economically to send their six children to college.  This ensured they had the best chance to succeed in their careers and life, for which the children are forever in their debts. He also assisted his grandchildren and great grandchildren with financial assistance for college.
 
He was a lifelong resident of Bala Cynwyd PA, until failing health brought him closer to his daughters residing in NY State.  He was an active member and ‘greeter’ at St. Matthias Church.
 
He was preceded in death by his wife and comrade in arms, Edith Hall Doran in 2002, his siblings June, Mary, Dorothy, Edward, William, Angela, and Cabrini.  He is survived by his six loving children, Mary Frances Doran (Paulo Gomstaves)  of Amsterdam, Netherlands, Edith Miller (Pedro Gonzalez) of Penn Yan, NY, Kathleen Doran (Hunter) Martin of Narberth, Pennsylvania, Isabelle Doran (Neil) Jensen of Stanley NY, David Doran of Wynnewood, PA and Maureen Doran-Hendrix (Neil Searles) of Penn Yan, NY;  grandchildren Michael and Matthew Miller, Lindsey and Megan Jensen, Marshall and Maclain Hendrix, Kaitlyn Martin and Ryan Hubbell; great grandchildren Ethan and Liam Miller and Eric Carney-Hendrix, brother James (Joan) Doran of Wynnewood, PA; goddaughter Suzanne (Edward) Gaffney, Gainsville, VA and many nieces and nephews; Brother in-law Robert Hall and sister in law Mary Frances Doran, and sister in law Madeline Hall.
 

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Penn Yan- Pauline E. Lewis, age 90, died on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.

          A graveside ceremony will be held in July at a date to be announced.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 3500 Winton Place, Suite 4, Rochester, NY 14623.

          Born in Burdett, Pauline was the daughter of the late William and Alta Perry Becker. On Jan. 21, 1941 she married Charles H. Lewis in Addison, NY. Pauline worked for 27 years for K&L Cleaners in Penn Yan, retiring in 1984.

          Pauline is survived by two daughters, Nancy (Harold) Smith and Judy (Stanley) Trenchard, both of Penn Yan; two sons, Phil Lewis of AZ and Douglas Lewis of Penn Yan; daughter-in-law, Nora Lewis; several grand and great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Patricia Beckhorn; one brother, Paul Becker; and several nieces and nephews.

          She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Charles H. Lewis; by her son, Michael Lewis; by her brother, Clifford Becker; and by her great-great-granddaughter, Tasha Ellis.

          Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

 

 

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Rushville- Lawrence E. Harris, age 77, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.

          Friends may call Monday (Jan. 26th) from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday (Jan. 27th) at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Yates County, 1216 Rte. 14A., Penn Yan, NY 14527; or to the National Kidney Foundation, 15 Prince St.,#2nd, Rochester, NY14607.

          Larry was born in Penn Yan. He was the son of the late Lawrence and Leona Russell Harris. He had worked at Agway in Geneva for over 25 years; and later for F.F.Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua.

          Larry was a former member of the Penn Yan Moose Club, and of the Penn Yan V.F.W. He was an avid Elvis fan, and took the trip of his dreams to Graceland last year.

          Larry is survived by his wife of 46 years, Cathy Kennerson Harris; eight children, Larry Orr, Matthew Harris, Cindy (Anthony Tucceri, Jr.) Allen-Tucceri, Jim R. (Betty) Cator, Michael (Brenda) Harris, Crystal McQuaid, Victoria Harris and Cash (Laurie) Harris; sister, Betsy (Dick) Nicholson; 4 brothers, Donny Harris, Darrel Harris, Kevin Harris and Kim Harris; 17 grandchildren, Michael L. Harris, Samantha Harris, Jimmy Cator, Kelly (Kenny) Hutchinson, Kacie Harris, Matthew Harris, Cash Harris, Philip Allen, Jennifer (Tom) Ewing, Amanda (Matthew) Angell, Ashley McQuaid, Alexis McQuaid, Ron McQuaid, Natasha Orr, Larry (Mary Ellen) Orr, Branden Perry and Brendon Perry; many great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.

            Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

 


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Jean Ann VanWagner Bement  1936 - 2015
 

 Hopewell- Jean Bement has gone to rest following an extended illness.
    
          Friends may call Friday (Jan. 23rd) from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.  A Funeral Service will be held Saturday (Jan. 24th) at 1 p.m. at the Aloquin United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

         Memorial contributions may be made to the Aloquin U.M.C., c/o Alice Russell, 2803 Rte. 5 & 20, Stanley, NY 14561; or to the F.F.Thompson Foundation, for the Volunteers, 350 Parrish St., Canandaigua, NY 14424.

 

         Jean was born in Niagara Falls, NY, but only lived there as a young child. The family returned to Hopewell to be near the Moore family. She was the daughter of the late John Pells VanWagner and Doris Moore VanWagner. Jean was a 1954 graduate of Gorham High School. She attended the University of Buffalo. Jean worked for the NYS Dept. of Labor’s Unemployment Office for 35 years; as a Secretary at the Marcus Whitman Middle School for 3 years; and as a Receptionist at F.F.Thompson Hospital for 15 years. Jean was still working and volunteering at Thompson up until her hospitalization.

        Jean was a life-long member of the Aloquin United Methodist Church, where she always played an active role – from being part of the choir to baking pies for church suppers, as well as serving various roles on boards of the church. She was a member and officer of the Hopewell Historical Society. She was proud of her family’s long history in Ontario County, as well as the VanWagner family early American involvement and passed her love for history to her children and grandchildren.

        Jean was part of the “Aloquin Ladies That Lunch” once she “retired”, meeting with old friends and new once or twice a month to catch up. She lived in the house she grew up in and remained close with high school friends til the day she died. She loved working on her class reunions.

        The family refers to her “retirement” jokingly – she never slowed down and was often “hot on the highway” meeting friends, volunteering, driving grandchildren and great-grandchildren to and fro. She was committed to her volunteer work at the Gift Shop at Thompson and when the family couldn’t find her, often guessed she might be there.

        Jean liked to travel. When her daughters were young, she saved up every year for a big vacation and in the years where money was tight, they managed day trips. She and Hap were able to visit Ireland. They also enjoyed Cape Cod. What made her trips even more special, was the fact that they were done with in-laws and nieces and nephews. The more the merrier! Hap and Jean have a winter retreat in Tampa that she loved, away from the frigid NY winters.

        Jean was known for her ceramics. She spent the last 40 years producing figurines and signs. She was especially well known for her pumpkins – they are spread across the land with her children’s friends and Christmas trees that were always a quick seller at church bazaars.

         When Jean wasn’t away from home, she spent time in her gardens, baking and preserving fruits and vegetables, and enjoying the hummingbirds buzzing her many feeders. She loved flowers, and spent time as a volunteer at Sonnenberg Gardens.

         Every summer, Jean and Hap would host a “little” bonfire, a gathering enjoyed by friends and family, but most of all Jean.

         And, Jean loved her shows. Friends and family knew not to call her from 7 pm til 8 pm in fear of interrupting Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.

         Most importantly she was a proud supporter of her grandchildren in all their sports and activities. She spent many a cold, blustery evening or sweltering summer day on the bleachers cheering for her grandchildren and their friends at sporting events. She hated to miss their indoor soccer tournaments and family was never sure if it was because they were indoor or because of the excitement of the games!

         Jean is survived by her husband of 36 years, John “Hap” Bement; 2 daughters, Deborah (Jim) Boughton O’Neil and Teresa (Ed) Randolph; 8 grandchildren, LeEtta Jean Knaak, Jeffrey (Josh) Knaak, Ronnie Knaak, Edward Randolph Jr., Paige O’Neil, Shawn Randolph, Matthew Randolph and Jordan Randolph; 4 great-grandchildren, Alanna Jean, Aden, Gage and Arianna; in-laws, Mary “Sis” (Howard) Johnston, James (Shirley) Bement, Charles (Betty) Bement, Beverly (Ernie) Kerskie and Tom (MaryAnn) Bement; special niece, Melissa Pielow Lamphier; and many, many other nieces and nephews.

       Jean was predeceased by her sister, Dorie Pielow; brother-in-law, Dale Pielow; and sister-in-law, Helen Doran.
           
       Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

 

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Canandaigua- Ada Clark, 88, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015.

          Calling hours will be held on Sunday (Jan. 18th) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 3 p.m.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Stanley-Hall-Gorham Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 41, Gorham, New York 14461.

          Ada was the daughter of the late Carl F. Stell and Esther F. Reed Stell. She was retired from the V.A. Medical Center.

          She is survived by son, Daniel (Karen) Clark; daughter, Judith (Kirk) Wilson; 8 grandchildren, Brian (Katrina) Clark, Brett Clark, Brandi (Lee) Mosley, Barry (Jamie) Clark, Joshua Wilson, Grace (Tom) Bayer, Abby (Jeff) Hand and Carla (Mike) Van deWater; 20 great-grandchildren, Kaili, Kyle and Kody, Dylan and Andrew, Courtney, Allie, Alex, Jack and Sam, Holly, Shelby and Jarrett, Ashley, Casey, Zach, Trevor and Allissa, and Kendra and Brooke; several great-great-grandchildren; six siblings, Barbara Curry, Fred (Joan) Stell, Donald (Sandy) Stell, Richard (Brenda) Stell, William (Etta) Stell and April Rainer; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

          Ada was predeceased by her sister, Virginia Langmaid; and brothers, Carl Stell and Jean Stell.

          Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.
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Earlene “Shorty” Pellegrino  1942 – 2015

Gorham- Earlene “Shorty” Pellegrino, age 72, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015.

          Friends may join the family for a celebration of Earlene’s life from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday (Jan. 14th) at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday (Jan. 15th) at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1120 S. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620.

          Earlene is survived by her devoted husband of 50 years, Peter Pellegrino; sons, David of Webster and Steven (Belinda) of Irondequoit; sisters, Sharon Barton of Sturgis, SD, and Jeanie (Raymond) Saucier of Geneva, NY; many nieces and nephews; also special niece, April Shattuck of Port Ewen, NY.

          Condolences may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

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Gerard “Jerry” Joseph Hill   1939 - 2015

Rushville- Gerard “Jerry” Joseph Hill, died on Jan. 8, 2015, in his home in Rushville, NY.

Friends may call on Saturday (Jan. 17th) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A 3 p.m. Memorial Service will follow at the funeral home.

Jerry was born on Dec. 5, 1939 to the late Clement and Teresa (Miller) Hill in Rochester, NY. Jerry graduated from Edison Tech High School in Rochester, NY in 1957, and eventually moved to the farm on Lindsley Rd. in Rushville, NY with his mom, dad and younger brother in 1960. He used his steady hands and love for fixing things to work as a mechanic for the entirety of his life. He constantly kept himself busy tending to the farm, gardening, hunting, canning, woodworking and reading the newspaper. He was a long time member of St. Mary’s Church in Rushville.

He is survived by his children, Marjorie Hill, Nancy Hill (Brian Patel), Clement Hill and Virginia Hill; his grandchildren, Grace, Maya and Joseph Patel and Drake Quinones; sister, Jacqueline Grass; brother, John (Linda) Hill; 18 nieces and nephews; and several bunnies, chickens and turkeys. For the last 15 years he was loved and cared for by Patricia Busby and her sons, Jesse Riddle and Terry Busby.

He was predeceased by his sister, Joan Fay; and brothers-in-law, Donald Fay and Albert Grass.

Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.  

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Rushville- Donna Caldwell Bay, age 85, died peacefully Sunday, January 11, 2015.

          Friends may call Saturday (Jan. 17th) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Rushville United Methodist Church. A Memorial Service will follow at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 1, Middlesex, NY 14507; or the 2nd Chance Dog Rescue, 804 Stone Church Rd., Waterloo, NY 13165.

          Donna was the daughter of the late Clayton Caldwell and Homer and Bernadine Twitchell Brown. She was a member of the Rushville United Methodist Church. Donna was retired from Marcus Whitman Central School, where she had been a Teacher’s Aide for many years. She was the widow of Milton Bay, who died in 1990. She was also predeceased by a great-granddaughter, Josie Gray.

          Donna is survived by four children, Jennifer (Gerard) Colf, Gerald (Donna) Bay, Dennis Bay, and Paula (Joe Selvek) Haury; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; special friend, Joseph Shanto; exchange-daughters, Patsy and Inez Otero; sister, Sharon Jaynes; sister-in-law, Ruth (Leigh) Clark; brother-in-law, Thomas Bay; two rescue-puppies, Ginger and Lily; and many nieces and nephews.

          Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com
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Keuka Park- Nancy Ann Hopkins, age 73, passed away on Jan. 1, 2015 at Rochester General Hospital, after a long illness.

          Burial was in Yatesville Cemetery, after a private Graveside Service. Rev. Thomas Wunder officiated.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Yatesville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 708, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

          Born in Batavia, Nancy was the daughter of the late Earl and Edna Munger Hume. She worked as a Home Health Aide for Ontario County, until her retirement. She loved feeding the birds.

          She is survived by her husband, Robert Hopkins; son, Gary Goodman; daughter, Christine Somora; 4 grandchildren; and former husband, Bob Goodman.

          Condolences for Nancy’s family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.
 


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Geneva/Victor- Clarence E. Raes, age 86, died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, January 3, 2015.

         Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday (Jan. 10th) in Oaklawn Cemetery,  with Military Honors. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. at the United Church of Phelps, following the committal.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ontario County Humane Society, 2976 County Road 48, Canandaigua, NY 14424.

         Clarence was the son of the late Camiel and Angelique Van de Moortel Raes. He served proudly in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Clarence was a member of the Geneva American Legion. A long-time farmer, Clarence was retired from International Paper Company in Geneva.

         Clarence is survived by one daughter, Deborah (Edward) Hemminger; five grandchildren, Suzanne (Art) Brucker, Lori (Brian) Jantosciak; Chris (Donna) Hemminger, Douglas (Ailyn) Hemminger; and James Habeck; and many great-grandchildren.

         Clarence was predeceased by his wife, Shirley Smith Raes in 2011; his son, Lawrence E. Raes in 2011; four sisters, Marie (Al) Schroo, Pauline (Lloyd) Johnson, Margaret (Hugh) Snyder and Irene (Robert) Douglas; three brothers, Stanley (Mary) Raes, Edward Raes and  Emerick (Edna) Raes.

         Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.
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Stanley- Nancy J. Bardeen Meyer, age 83, of Stanley, passed away, after a brief illness, on Saturday, January 3, 2015, at Geneva General Hospital, surrounded by her children.

          Friends may call Wednesday (Jan. 7th) from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Oaks Corners, NY.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Hall Fire Department, P.O. Box 8, Hall, NY 14463; or to your local Fire Department.

          Born June 7, 1931, Nancy was the daughter of the late Charles Raymond and Twila Weiss Bardeen. She graduated from Geneva High School in 1949, and married Paul Meyer of Stanley.

          Nancy was a homemaker the majority of her life. She worked seasonally at Seedway in Hall for many years. Nancy retired from the Ontario County Health Facility as supply clerk, after 10 years of service. After retirement she provided respite care for the elderly. Nancy enjoyed spending time with her family, playing cards or scrabble, and being in the sun!

          Nancy was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a very happy, positive person who was loved by all who knew her. She will be deeply missed by her four children, Russ Meyer, Jane Chapman, Elizabeth (Daniel) Pierson and Martin (Mary) Meyer; her ten grandchildren, Amanda (Carl) Lester, Tom Meyer, Matthew Meyer, Jared Meyer, Sarah Jane (Jay) Ji, Trevor Chapman, Nancy (Mike) Miller, Ben Pierson, Bethany Meyer, and Jack Meyer; her four great-grandchildren, Justin, Garett and Holden Lester and Jackson Miller; one sister-in-law, Helen Wells; and several nieces and nephews.

          Nancy was predeceased by her parents; her son, Thomas R. Meyer; two brothers, William and Robert Bardeen; two sisters-in-law, Doris Meyer and Arleane Bardeen; two brothers-in-law, Charles “Bud” Meyer and Donald Meyer; and by her ex-husband, Paul Meyer.

          Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.


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Seneca Castle -  Dona Jeanne Nedrow Soper , age 67, beloved wife, sister, aunt and friend, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 at Rochester General Hospital.         

A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family, with burial in Whitney Cemetery.
         
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ontario County Humane Society, 2976 Co. Rd. 48, Canandaigua, NY 14424; or to the charity of one’s choice.
         
Dona was born April 30, 1947, the second child of James V. and Arlene P. Nedrow. She was raised on the family farm at Lake Ridge, NY. Dona graduated from Southern Cayuga Central High School in 1965, and from Alfred State College in 1967, with an Associates Degree in Secretarial Science. On June 20, 1976 she married Alan E. Soper.
         
Dona was employed for over 30 years as an Executive Administrative Assistant in the Horticultural Science Dept. at the NY State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva. She also served as Secretary and Treasurer for the Whitney Cemetery Association.
Dona’s zest for life was seen in everything she did.

Family and friends held a special place in Dona’s life. She enjoyed family reunions and spending time with friends and her beloved Brittany Spaniels. Dona cared deeply and gave generously of herself and her time to others. She was an avid quilter, who gave many of her quilts as gifts to family and friends. Dona maintained a positive, joyous attitude throughout her life. Those close to her cherish many fond memories.

Dona is survived by her husband of 38 years, Alan Soper; sister, Sharon Nedrow; brother, J. Kevin (Barbara) Nedrow; three nieces, Alicia, Katie and Abby; two aunts; and other nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her father, James Nedrow in 1992; her mother, Arlene Nedrow in 2006; and her sister, Judith Nedrow in 2006.

Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.
 



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Ferguson Corners/Penn Yan- Wesley Albert Tomion, age 83, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014.Friends may call Saturday (Dec. 27th) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will follow at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Shuman Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Yates County ARC, 215 North Ave., Penn Yan, NY 14527; or the Humane Society of Yates County, 1216 Rte. 14A, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

          Wes was the son of the late Merrill and Doris Scott Tomion. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea. Wes was retired from HEP Materials in Geneva. He enjoyed wood-working and traveling after retirement.

          Wes is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lorraine Drew  Tomion; sons, John Wesley Tomion and Christopher Lee Race; daughter, Teresa Kay Tomion; brother, Jack (Marion) Tomion; brother-in-law, Fred Sauer; sister-in-law, Mary Geo Tomion; brother-in-law, Robert (Shirley) Drew; and several nieces and nephews.

          Wes was predeceased by his son, Mark Tomion; brother, Ron Tomion;  and sister, Joyce Sauer.

Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

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GENEVA- Ruth E.Minns, age 90, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.

         Friends may call Sunday (Dec. 21st) from Noon to 2 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery

         Memorial contributions may be made to the Oaks Corners Fire Department, P.O. Box 54, Oaks Corners, NY 14518.

         Ruth was the daughter of the late Judson and Clara Kennedy Ransom. She was born Sept. 20, 1924 in Geneva. She attended Gorham Central School. She assisted in raising her younger siblings. Ruth and her late husband, Wallace, owned and operated Minns Farms on Pre-Emption Road. She was an avid reader, who enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and square dancing.

         Ruth is survived by one son, Gerald (Cindy) Minns; one daughter, Cindy (Bruce) Christensen; five grandchildren, Gerald (Kim) Minns, Jr., Christopher Minns, Rebecca (Robert) Kime, Brian Christensen and Connie (David) Wright; seven great- grandchildren, Daniel Minns, Samantha Minns, Sarah (Greg) Carey, Hayden Minns, Owen Kime, Grace Kime and Jacob Wright; two great-great-grandgrandchildren, Landyn Carey and William Robert Mullard; sister, LaVerna Roe; sister-in-law, Pat Ransom; and several nieces and nephews.

         Ruth was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Wallace H. Minns; brother, Judson Ransom; sister-in-law, Jessica Minns; and brothers-in-law, Donald Roe, and Richard, Harold, Theodore, Lewis and Walter Minns.

         Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

 

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Canandaigua/Gorham- Marian Marble Thomas, age 106, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 in Canandaigua, NY.           

 A Memorial Service will be held Sunday (Dec. 21st) at 3 p.m. at the United Church of Bristol, 7177 Co. Rd. #2, Bloomfield, NY 14469.
          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the United Church of Bristol; or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929.

          Marian was born in Bristol, NY, the daughter of the late Harry R. and Effie Cottrell Marble. Marion was a 1925 graduate of Bloomfield Academy. In her 50’s she attended Corning Community College and graduated from Boston University Seminary. She served as a United Methodist pastor in the Tyrone and Wayne United Methodist Churches, and the Caton and South Corning United Methodist Churches, retiring in 1970.

          Marian was a past member of the Board of Education for East Bloomfield Central School. She was a founding member and first President of the Gorham Historical Society and a member of the Ontario County Historical Society. Marian was a friend and volunteer at Wood Library, and a gardening volunteer at Sonnenberg Gardens. She was a member of the  Daughters of the American Revolution. Marian was an avid reader, quilter and rug braider. She was the author of “History of the Marble Family.”

          Marian is survived by one daughter, Cynthia “Jane” Douglas of Canandaigua; one son, Jeremy (Lois) Thomas of Gorham; daughter-in-law, Edith Thomas of Bristol Center; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

          She was predeceased by her husband, Harold C. Thomas; two daughters, Rosemary Thomas and Gretchen Brukilacchio; son, Peter Thomas; and grandson, Chris Douglas.

          Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.


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Mary Lee Williams 1958 – 2014Rushville- Mary Lee Williams passed away at home on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

          Friends and family may call at the Rushville United Methodist Church on Sunday (Dec. 14th) from 1 to 2 p.m. A Memorial Service will follow at 2 p.m.  Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Rushville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 13, Rushville, NY 14544; or the Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva, NY 14456.

          Mary born on May 20, 1958 to John F. Voss and Nancy Jean Clark Voss in Rochester, NY. She moved with her family to Middlesex, NY in 1968. Mary was a graduate of Marcus Whitman in 1976, and married Alan in the same year. She worked on the family farm until health complications began in 1990. After the family outgrew the farmhouse, she designed her current residence, and the new house was finished in 1991.
 Mary was an avid artist, who had several of her displays out in the front yard. She operated a home-based art business for a couple of years. In addition to her love for artwork, Mary loved her animals, especially her turtles and cats. When her health allowed for it, she loved being outside working on her flower gardens, fishing at the pond, driving the golf cart and collecting unique rocks.

          Mary was a member of the Rushville United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Yates County Farm Bureau and a social member of the Middlesex Hose Company’s Ladies’ Auxiliary.

          Mary is survived by her husband of 38 years, Alan Williams; daughters, Wendy Williams and Michele (Edward) Snyder; son, Eric Williams; and five grandchildren, Edward Jr., Helen, Sophia, Samuel and Lillian Snyder. She is also survived by her father, John F. Voss; brother, Frank (Elizabeth) Voss; sisters, Jeanne (Richard) Savage, Kathy (Chris) Achtschin and Joanie Voss Dean; mother-in-law, Shirley Williams; sister-in-law, Linda Meza; and brother-in-law, Oliver “Bill” (Lynn) Williams III. She is also survived by nephews and nieces, Edgar Savage, John (Robin) Savage, Nichole Achstchin, Jessica (Mel) Garling, Joseph Dean and Jonathon Dean.

          Mary was predeceased by her mother, Nancy Jean Voss in 2007.

          The family wishes to thank her Doctors, Anne Hicks, Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and the Middlesex Hose Company and the Sirenettes for their support over the years.

          Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.
 


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Mary I. Carmel, 1927-2014

Mary I. Carmel, age 87, died peacefully with her loving family by her side on Friday, December 5, 2014.

Friends may call Tuesday (December 9th) from 2-4 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home.  A Memorial Service will follow the calling hours at 4 p.m.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Mercy Flight Central, 2420 Brickyard Rd., Canandaigua, NY 14424 or to Happy Tails, Ontario County Humane Society, 2976 County Rd. 48, Canandaigua, NY 14424.

Mary enjoyed gardening, bowling, crocheting, camping, and NASCAR.  She especially enjoyed time with her family. 

She was predeceased by her husband, Leroy “Hap” Carmel, in 2003.  She is survived by three daughters: Marion Blakesley, Nancy (Terry) Saxby, Laura (Clifford) Payne; one son, Gerald (Diane) Carmel; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters; Velma (Amiel) Radka, Betty Buckley and Ruby (Paul) St. Germain; several nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in law.

Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.
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Penn Yan- Jeanne Lillian Simonsen Orr, age 88, passed away peacefully at her home on December 4, 2014.

          A Memorial Service will be held Monday (Dec. 8th) at 2 p.m. at the Penn Yan Bible Church.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Penn Yan Rotary,
Give-A-Dime-Save A Child “Dime-olish” Polio, P.O. Box 512, Penn Yan, NY 14527; or the Penn Yan Bible Church, 2015 Kimball Rd., Penn Yan, NY 14527.

          Jeanne was born on September 18, 1926 in the family home on North Main Street, Penn Yan, which they referred to as “the Milk house” (currently known as O’Dell TV). Her parents, John and Jensine (Fredericksen) Simonsen, were both Danish immigrants.

          When Jeanne was nine months old, her family moved to the new home (now Grant Avenue) that had been built by her father. In 1937 they settled on the farm just outside of Penn Yan, located on what is now named Simonsen Road. She graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 1944, and soon after graduating worked for the Penn Yan Shopping Guide. Jeanne married Frederick James “Jim” Orr on March 23, 1946. They celebrated fifty-seven years of marriage before Jim’s homegoing on November 13, 2003.

          In the summer of 1953, Jeanne was stricken with polio, as were many in the surrounding areas of Yates County at the time. Most of that summer she remained in Geneva General Hospital, apart from her husband and two small children.

          A charter member of Penn Yan Bible Church, Jeanne was very active in the church and found great joy in using her God-given gifts. She was a talented artist and was always ready and willing to help with the many Christmas productions, Vacation Bible Schools, missions conferences and valentine banquets. She instilled in her family the love and importance of working in the church.

          She was a Patriotic American, and a proud Marine wife, who was always ready with a smiling face, a gentle demeanor and a hug. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Jeanne leaves a legacy of love, perseverance and determination to always do what is right. Most of all, she loved her Lord.

          Jeanne is survived by her children, David (Kathy) Orr, Judi (Jerry) Wohlschlegel, Daniel (Jane) Orr; Jo-Anne (Ron) Switzer, Jennifer (Mike) Carson, Duane (Lori) Orr; 19 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; brother, John (Geraldine) Simonsen; sister-in-law, Lois (Lee) Rogers; and several nieces and nephews.

          She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick James Orr; brothers and sisters, Chrysta (Homer) Dunn, Herbert Yul Simonsen, Helen Virginia Simonsen, Harriet Elizabeth (Donald) Lambert, and Herbert F. (Phyllis) Simonsen; brothers and sisters-in-laws; and nephews.

          Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

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Penn Yan- Mildred R. "Mighty Millie" Reed, age 88, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.

A Memorial Service will be held  Saturday (Nov. 22nd) at 11 a.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Yates County, 1216 Rte. 14A, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

Millie was the daughter of the lateMerton Ross and Marion Metzger. She had been a Unit Clerk at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan. Millie was an excellent seamstress, who enjoyed gardening, reading and doing crossword puzzles; but most of all, she enjoyed her family. She attended Bellona Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Millie is survived by six children, James (Karen) Reed, Emerson "Gene" (Kathy) Reed, Abbie (Robert) Church, Mary (Gilbert) Oswald, Sally (Scott) Stearns and Jill Rapp; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Millie was predeceased by her husband, James I. Reed in 1981, and by her granddaughter, Michelle "Shelly" Reed in 1981.

Condolences for the family may be sent through ken@kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.
 

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Stanley – Marjorie M. Gage, age 80, died peacefully at the home of her daughter, Joyce, on Friday, November 14, 2014.
 
A Graveside Service will be held Friday (November 21st) at 11am at the Gorham Cemetery.
 
Marjorie was the daughter of the late Carl J. and Kathrine Kuhn Mallaber.  She enjoyed crocheting, loved animals, lived for her children, and had a tremendous amount of faith.
 
She will be sadly missed by her children: Sharon (Steve) Weaver of Geneva; Cynthia (Robert) Davis of Stanley; Joyce (Thomas) McNeil of Stanley; and Gary (Dawn) Gage of Florida; grandchildren, Gwendolyn Gordon of Rochester, Angela McNeil of Canandaigua, Anthony (Andrea) McNeil of Stanley, and Ashley Gage of Montour Falls; 8 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
 
She is also survived by brothers, Roy and Joyce Mallaber of Geneva and Carl and Elaine Mallaber of Rochester, New Hampshire; in-laws, Jim and June Gage of Florida, Robert and Sharon Gage of Gorham, Helen and Leonard Lambert of Gouverneur and Joan Gage of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
 
Marjorie is predeceased by her loving husband of 51 years, George “Dusty” Gage; a brother, Edwin Mallaber; brothers and sisters-in-law, Wallace Gage, Betty and Richard Dunton, and Ethel Mallaber.
 
Memorial Contributions may be made to: Sands Cancer Center, 360 Parrish St. Canandaigua, NY or Ontario County Humane Society, 2976 County Road 48, Canandaigua, NY 14424.
 
Arrangements are by the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home, Gorham, NY

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Hall-   C. David Johnson, age 83, died Friday, November 14, 2014, at Geneva General Hospital.

Family and Friends may call Tuesday (November 18th) from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday (November 19th) from 1-2 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.  Funeral Services will follow at the funeral home at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Burial will be in Little Church Cemetery, with Military Honors.

 Memorial contributions may be made to the Hall Fire Co., P.O. Box 8, Hall, NY 14463.

David was born Sept 11, 1931 in Bellville, Illinois, the son of the late Calvin and Margaret Schuetz Johnson.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.  David was a member of the Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Hall, the Canandaigua Masonic Lodge #294 F & AM, the Hall Fire Co. and the Geneva American Legion Post #396. David was a former Scoutmaster of the Hall Boy Scout Troop #68.

David is survived by his wife, Jane Austin Johnson; 2 sons, Paul Johnson and Carl Johnson; sister, Betty (George) Sublette; brother-in-law, William Austin; several nieces and nephews; and his cat, Sam.

Condolences for the family may be sent to ken@kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.


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Kaythern L. Brown   1948  -  2014

Kaythern L. Brown, age 66, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 10, 2014 at the home of her sister, Connie, in Farmington, NY.

          A Graveside Committal Service will be held Thursday (Nov. 13th) at 1 p.m. at Rushville Cemetery.

          Kaythern was born in Canandaigua, NY. She was the daughter of the late Margaret Hamilton Brown and Arthur Brown. She was the 8th of Margaret’s nine children: Clara Capeles, Frieda Schwartz, Caroline Robinson, Carl Schwartz, Edward Shwartz, Mary Lou Best, Betty House and Connie Hernandez. Kathy was predeceased by a daughter, Clara. She is survived by several of her siblings, and by her granddaughter, Sarah Dwyer.

          Condolences for the family may be sent to ken@kenperkinsfuneralhome.com. 

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"Dottie" Ennis 1939 - 2014

Dorothy K. “Dottie” Ennis, age 75, passed away peacefully at The Homestead in Penn Yan, on Thursday, November 6, 2014.

          A Celebration of Life for Dottie will be held Saturday (Nov. 15th) at 1 p.m. at the Stanley  Fire House, 2040 Rte. 245, Stanley, NY 14561.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sands Cancer Center, 360 Parrish St., Canandaigua, NY 14424.
          Dottie was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Dorothy Vanness Hufford. She was a graduate of Sayre High School in Pennsylvania. Dottie was retired from Marcus Whitman Central School District. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Gu-ya-no-ga Chapter.

          Dottie is survived by her husband of 54 years, Donald Ennis; one son, Jay Ennis of Albany; her niece, Nancy (Cindy) Ennis of California; sister-in-law, Millie Ennis; special friend Sharon (Chris) Grzeskowiak; sister, Sandra McLinden; and several nieces and nephews.

          Condolences for the Ennis family may be sent to ken@kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

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Dorothy I. Raymond 1921 – 2014

Canandaigua- Dorothy Raymond passed away Nov. 1, 2014 at M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center in Canandaigua.

          Services will be private, with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Reed Corners Federated Church, 4030 Rte. 247, Canandaigua, NY 14424.

          Dorothy is survived by two sons, David (Carol) Raymond and Ronald (Sheila) Raymond; three grandchildren, Laura Swift, Monica (Keith) Kelley and Amanda (Mike) Francisco; two great-grandchildren, Connor and Caitlyn Kelley; and several nieces and nephews.

          She was predeceased by her husband, Eugene Raymond, in 2004.

          Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.
 

 
 
 
 

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Gorham- Doris C. Fish passed away on October 25, 2014 at M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center.

          Friends may call at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home on Thursday (Oct. 30th) from 7 to 9 p.m.  and  Friday (Oct. 31st) from 2 to 4 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday (Nov. 1st) at 11 a.m. at the Gorham United Methodist Church.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva, NY 14456; or to M.M. Ewing Palliative Care Unit, 350 Parish St., Canandaigua, NY 14424.

          Doris lived in Gorham her whole life. She was the daughter of the late Leroy and Leona Hawley Conklin.Doris worked at the school cafeteria for many years, and she retired from her Quality Control position at Silver Floss in 1981. She spent her retirement years dedicated to her family , enjoying her crafts and crocheting, and spending time in the sun at her pool.

          Doris is survived by daughter, Judy Murray; sons, Robert (Roxanne) Fish and Tom (Eunice) Fish; grandchildren, Debbie (Rob) DeMaria, Dana Avanzato and Kelly Smolinski, and also Terry, Sheri and Scott; great-grandchildren, J.J., David, Chris, Matthew, Kaylee and Austin; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Connie Read, who cared for her in her last years; and her dog, Wally.

          She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Fish in 1978.

          Condolences may be left for the family through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.
 
 

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Seneca Castle- Joyce M. Sauer, age 84, died Sunday, Oct.19, 2014 at Clifton Springs Hospital, surrounded by family and friends.

          Friends may call Thursday (Oct. 23rd) from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A funeral service will be held Friday (Oct. 24th) at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Shuman Cemetery, Town of Potter.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the House of John, 14 Spring St., Clifton Springs, NY 14432.

          Joyce was the daughter of the late Merrill and Doris Scott Tomion. She graduated from Gorham High School in 1947. Joyce was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She enjoyed reading. For several years Joyce volunteered at the Ontario County Home in Hopewell and at the Linden Street Exchange in Geneva.

          Joyce is survived by her husband, Fred Sauer; one daughter, Jill Betz; one son, Karl (Marie) Sauer; one grandson, Kory Wade; one granddaughter, Delaney Sauer; two brothers, Jack (Marian) Tomion and Wes (Lorraine) Tomion; sister-in-law, MaryGeo Tomion; her dog, Sadie; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Ronald Tomion.

          Condolences for the Sauer family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

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Canandaigua- Joan Purdy Derby, age 82, died Oct. 13, 2014, after a long, courageous battle with Alzheimers.

          Services will be private.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620.

          Joan enjoyed music, handwork, cooking and baking, and spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed many retirement years in Florida with her husband, Nathan. They would have celebrated their 62nd anniversary on Oct. 11th.

          Joan is survived by four children, Kent Derby, Deb (Daryl) Sondrup, Laurie (Britt) Rowland and Ruth (Keith) Walters; 7 grandchildren;  1 great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

          Condolences may be left for the family at www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.


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LaFayette- Jacquelyn Onderdonk, age 89, of LaFayette, NY, formerly of Geneva, died peacefully at home after a long illness.

          Services will be private.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund, Seneca Presbyterian Church, 4414 Number Nine Rd., Stanley, NY 14561; or to the Humane Association of Central New York, Inc., 4918 ½ W. Taft Rd., Liverpool, NY 13008.

          Jacquelyn was the widow of Robert Onderdonk, who died in 2007. She was also predeceased by her brother, Raymond (Dorothy) Schriver of Stanley, NY. Jacquelyn was a nursing instructor at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital in Syracuse, until she retired in 1990.

          She is survived by three children, Sharon (Bill) Nauen, Gary (Diane) Onderdonk, Gretchen (Steven Barclay) Onderdonk; 10 grandchildren, David, Kevin, Daniel and Jacquelyn Nauen; Kristen and Lisa Onderdonk and Jennifer Shaffer; and Matthew, Kayla and Raymond Barclay; 4 great-grandchidren, Elena and Sarasa Nauen, Donavan Shaffer and Truman Quartararo; and several nieces and nephews.

          Condolences for the family may be left at www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

 
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Rushville- Thomas Michael Power 
10/29/1953 – 10/11/2014

A Memorial Mass will be held Wednesday (Oct. 15th) at 10 a.m. at St. Januarius  Church, Naples, NY.

          Beloved husband of Lorraine (Liput) Power, son of the late Thomas and Mildred Power. Also preceded in death by his sisters, Ellen and Beth. He will be missed by his siblings, Rosemary Gibson (Ronald), Teresa Power, Kay Power (Kit), Joan Power, Fran Lemus (Jose); brother-in-law of Joyce (Charles Boyle) Gallagher; beloved uncle to Shea, Maura, Jared, Jordon, Madeline, Beth, Anne, Jim, Ellen, Lynne, John, Nancy, Sarah and Matt; and great-uncle to Emma and many others.

          We all wish we could have seen him one more time, and are comforted in believing we will see him again. Tom loved to make others laugh. He was a conservationist and a lover of nature and of all animals, especially his dogs, cats and horses.

          In honor of Tom, please consider supporting an animal rescue organization.

          Condolences for the Power family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com

 

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Hall/Penn Yan- Llewellyn H. Patrick, 97, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 at Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home.

          Friends may call Wednesday (Oct. 8th) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Little Church Cemetery.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Patient Fund, Penn Yan Manor, 655 Liberty St., Penn Yan, NY 14527.

          Lew was born August 11, 1917 in Waterloo, the son of the late Cornelius and Elizabeth Groescup Patrick. He was a 1935 graduate of Geneva High School, and attended R.I.T.
       On Feb. 14, 1942, he married Dorothy Onderdonk at the Hall Congregational United Church of Christ. Lew served in the U.S. Army prior to World War II. He worked for Kodak for 10 years. He and his wife, Dorothy, owned and operated Elmwood Farm until his retirement in 1966. He was active in several farm-related organizations. Lew and Dorothy enjoyed their retirement years at their home on Keuka Lake.

          Lew is survived by four children, David (Linda) Patrick, Donna Frankish, Kathleen (Ron) Hinson and Karen (Frank) Lamanna; 12 grandchildren, David (Rebecca) Patrick, Gregory (Veronica) Patrick, Lorae (Alex) Yesaki, Shelby (Ed) Seymour, Douglas Frankish, Mary (David) LaFleur, Kelly (Mike) Verbridge, Kara Hinson, Lisa (Damon) Addleman, Philip (Amber) Lamanna, Rosi (Marshall) Statt and Angela (Jeff) Wisniewski;10 great-grandchildren, Eden Addleman, Mehren Addleman, Alejandro Yesaki Frankish, Adam Lamanna, Elena Lamanna, Cora Lamanna, Daylin Seymour, Trevor Seymour, Molly Verbridge and Oliver Statt; one nephew, Jack Patrick; and two nieces, Gail (Sam) Certo and Karol Ludaescher.

          Lew was predeceased by his wife of  69 years, Dorothy Patrick; and his son-in-law, Dale Frankish.

          Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.


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Geneva- Nancy Mansur, 75, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014.

          Friends may call Saturday (Sept. 27th) from Noon to 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the West Lake Road Fire Department, 5214 West Lake Rd., Geneva, NY 14456; or the Geneva First United Methodist Church, 340 Main St., Geneva, NY 14456.

          Nancy was the daughter of the late Frank and Mildred Osterkamp Burgess. She married Jesus “Jess” Mansur on April 25, 1970. He predeceased her on Jan. 12, 2013. She is also predeceased by her sister, Gladys Kikkert, and her niece, Barbara Kikkert.

          Nancy is survived by two sisters, Audrey Jensen and Beverly Connor; brother, Rodney (Linda) Burgess; several nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

          Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

 

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Middlesex- Mary Bassage, 85, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 at her son’s home in Middlesex.

          Friends may call Sunday (Sept. 28th) from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Interlakes Oncology, 675 W. Washington St., Geneva, NY 14456.

          Mary was the daughter of the late John and Eva Mae Wright Applebee. She had been a baker at Kellogg’s Pan Tree Inn in Canandaigua.

          Mary is survived by her son, William C. (Wendy) Bassage, Jr.; two sons-in-law, Donald Santee and Raymond Trombley; brother, George (Lenora) Applebee; 8 grandchildren, Philip (Donna) Bassage, Mary Jo (Ron) Bush, Peg Van Alstine, Ray Trombley, Michelle Trombley, James Bassage, Taylor Bassage and Michael Bassage; and 7 great-grandchildren.

          She was predeceased by her husband, William C. Bassage, Sr., in 1995; and by her daughters, Bonnie Santee and Linda Trombley.

          Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

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Middlesex- Mervin Mitch, 83, died September 14, 2014.

          A Memorial Service will be held Friday (Sept. 19th) at 11 a.m. at the Middlesex United Methodist Church. A reception at the church will follow. Burial will be in Overackers Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Middlesex United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 116, Middlesex, NY 14507.

          Mervin was the son of the late Charles and Verna Strahan McCall. He married Maxine Gavette on Nov. 19, 1950. Mervin served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War and in the U.S. Army Reserves for a total of 35 years.

          Mervin was a Trustee for the Middlesex United Methodist Church, and a life-time member of the Middlesex Hose Co. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

          Mervin is survived by his wife of 63 years, Maxine; five children, Sharon (Steve) Schinsing, David (Cym) Mitch, Robert (Ruth) Mitch, Timothy (Lynda) Mitch and Donna Mendez; 18 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; brother, William (Halie) McCall; and several nieces and nephews.

          Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

         
 

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Clifton Springs- Deborah Ann Durkee, age 58, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014.

          A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday (Sept. 9th) at 2 p.m. at the Clifton Springs United Methodist Church, with dessert reception to follow.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Relay For Life, American Cancer Society, Lakes Region, 1120 South Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620.

          Deborah was a 1974 graduate of Midlakes Central School. She had a Bachelor's Degree from SUNY Plattsburg and worked for Finger Lakes DDSO for 18 years. Deborah then graduated from the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont and became a Pastry Chef at Hobart-William Smith Colleges in Geneva, until her health forced her to retire.

          Deborah was a member of the Phelps and Clifton Springs Historical Societies, and was interested in the Clifton Springs Library. A breast cancer survivor, Deborah was involved in the annual Relays for Life with her "Team".

          She is survived by six sisters, Suni (Todd) Hanagan, Theresa Durkee, Jeanne (Michael) Ingalls, Kathleen Durkee, Heidi Durkee and Sue (Bob) Boerjan; five nieces, Melissa Eagley, Mary Boerjan and Nicole, Amanda and Esther Durkee; four nephews, Matthew Bowman, Shaun Yeatts, Mark Yeatts and Brian Boerjan; 7 great-nieces and nephews; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and her beloved cat, Sammy.

          Deborah was predeceased by her parents, Frederick W. and Susan Smith Durkee.

          Condolences for the Durkee family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.
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Gorham- John Curtis “Curt Bob” Wyer died on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at the age of 66.

          Services will be private.

          John served in the U.S. Air Force from 1968 to 1972. He was a photographer in Boston and New York City for many years, and later became a painter. John remained an avid photographer. He enjoyed the lake, his poker night and embraced life.

          John is survived by his brother, Michael Wyer of Gorham; his daughter, Sara Seay Wyer of New York City; cousins, Richard Genteel of WV, and Sue Beebe and Linda Butcher of FL. He is also survived by a nephew, Michael (Genise) Wyer of NC; niece, Marcie (Ben) Dunnet and family of VA; sister-in-law, Lou Ann Wyer; nephew, Joel Wyer; niece, Jessica (Rusty) Udan and family of Virginia Beach.

          He was predeceased by his parents, John and Martha Wyer and his brother Pat.

          Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Middlesex- Jayne M. Gage, 87, passed away August 23, 2014.

          Friends may call Tuesday (August 26th) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.

          A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday (August 27th) at 11 a.m. at the Rushville United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Friendship House, 4614 Williams St., Middlesex, NY 14507; or to M.M. Ewing C.C.C., Lakeview Avenue Activities Fund, 350 Parrish St., Canandaigua, NY 14424.

          Jayne was the daughter of the late William and Edith Frarey Myers, and the widow of Morris A. “Sonny” Gage, Sr. She was a member of the Middlesex Sirenettes and had worked at Beacon Farms in Middlesex. Jayne enjoyed Sunday rides with “Sonny” and camping in the Adirondacks with family and friends.

          Jayne is survived by eight children, Delbert “Skip” Rohring, Jr., Bill (Janice) Rohring, Donald Rohring, Morris (Alma) Gage, Jr., Bruce (Angela) Gage, Dennis (Debbie) Gage, Nancy (Jim) Wemett and Steve Gage; many grandchildren,  great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother, William (Ruth) Myers; sister, Barbara Landon; and several nieces and nephews.

          She was also predeceased by her first husband, Delbert Rohring, Sr., and  her son, Richard Rohring.

          Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com. 


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Potter- Dale Perry, age 48, passed away unexpectedly Friday, August 15, 2014.

          Friends may call Tuesday (Aug. 19th) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Crosswinds Wesleyan Church, 3360 Middle Cheshire Rd., Canandaigua, NY 14424.

          Dale was a 1984 graduate of Marcus Whitman Central School. He had worked as an autobody man. Dale enjoyed racing in motocross.

          Dale is survived by his parents, Carolyn Gillam and Roger Perry; four children, David Cooley, Brandon Perry, Brendon Perry and Brianna Mahan; two granddaughters, Aiyanna Grace Perry and Hallie Lynn Perry; sister, Molly (Eric) Johnson; step-father, John Gillam; three step-sisters, Grace (Tom) Bayer, Abby (Jeff) Hand and Carla (Mike) VandeWater; step-brother, Shane Krebbecks; uncle, “Chub” Perry; his former wife, Vicky Harris; and several aunts, uncle, cousins, nieces and nephews.

          Condolences for the Perry family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

 

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Potter- Pearl Voorhees, age 100, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 10, 2014.

          Friends may call Thursday (Aug. 14th) from noon to 2 p.m. at the Rushville United Methodist Church. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rushville United Methodist Church, 22 N. Main St., Rushville, NY 14544; or to E.I.S.E.P, Yates County Office for the Aging, 5 Collins Ave., Penn Yan, NY 14527.

          Pearl was a life-member of the Rushville United Methodist Church, and was a member of the Garden Club, the Pauline Club, the Eastern Stars, the Rushville Grange and the Yates County Pomona Grange.

          Pearl is survived by three children, Sandra (Wade) Button, Nancy Voorhees Hey, and Dudley E. (Percy) Voorhees; former exchange student, Helga Kapff Gabler; 10 grandchildren, Terry (Debbie Mack) Button, Bobby (Clare) Button, Susan Button, Michael (Rondi) Button, LuAnn (Donnie) Modrow, Curt (Diane) Hey, Lisa (Jamie) Paulison, Lynn (Harry) McCurdy, Craig (Peggy) Hey and Dana (David) Pines; 14 great-grandchildren, Leon and Bobby Button, Bryn Button, Rachel, Aaron and Hannah Modrow, Megan and Matt Hey, Jessica and Andrew Paulison, Summer and Faith McCurdy, Clark and Ella Hey and Aiden Pines; and several nieces and nephews.

          She was predeceased by her husband, Dudley D. Voorhees; two sisters, Gertrude Savage and Bernice Bohlinger; two brothers, Earl Horton and Warren Horton and one great-grandson, Ryan Modrow.

          Pearl’s family would like to thank the wonderful nurses and aides at the Meadows at M.M. Ewing C.C.C.

          Condolences for the Voorhees family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.


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Stanley- Vera L. Shaner, age 89, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014 after an extended illness.

          A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday (August 23rd) at  2 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. Vera will be laid to rest at Oaklawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 3500 Winton Place, Suite 4, Rochester, NY 14623.

          Vera was the daughter of the late Floyd and Evelyn Doland. She was a full-time homemaker.

          Vera is survived by her husband of 66 years, Donald Shaner; four children, David Shaner of Bath, Rick Shaner of Macedon, Larry Shaner of Ontario, and Patricia (Darryl) Heers of Phelps; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Marian (Dick) Stape, Betty Shaner, and Janet Shaner; one brother-in-law, Kenneth (Eloise) Shaner; and several nieces and nephews.

          Condolences for the Shaner family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.


 

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Canandaigua/Penn Yan - Donald Scott Lambert, Sr., age 94, of Canandaigua, NY, passed away at Serenity House, a hospice home in Victor, NY, on July 27, 2014. 

Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home, Inc. of Gorham, NY is providing funeral services.  At the family's request, there will be no calling hours.  There will be a graveside service at Lakeview  Cemetery, Penn Yan, for family only.  Friends are invited to a Memorial Service of Remembrance at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 332 Main St., Penn Yan, NY, on Wednesday, July 30th, at 2:00 p.m.

The family of Donald Scott Lambert wishes to thank Serenity House for wonderful and compassionate care extended to Donald and his entire family during his last days.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Serenity House, 1278 Brace Road, Victor, NY 14564.

As a young man Donald farmed with his father, and then owned his own farm until it was sold; after which he worked at the New York State Experiment Station in Geneva, NY, until retirement.  He enjoyed working with saddle horses all his life.  Donald's faith in God was very important to him and he told stories about asking Jesus to be his savior as a young man.
            Donald is survived by his children: Virginia Brightland of Brattleboro, Vermont; Christopher and Alma Lambert of Geneva, NY, and Jeanne and Michael Kinsey of South Bend, Indiana; daughter-in-law, Kathy Lambert Styer; former son-in-law, John (Peggy) Stetzel; 10 grandchildren, Robert (Vicki) Stetzel, Patricia (Evan) Wyse, Beth Stetzel, Jason (Samantha) Lambert, Luke (Amy) Lambert, Shelly (Jon) Bates, Stacy (Bill Siegel) Lambert, Nathan (Cindy) Kinsey, David Kinsey, and Matthew Kinsey; six great-grandchildren, Mercer Wyse, Sloan Wyse, Morgan Bates, Devon Bates, Jackson Kinsey and Nicolas Kinsey; and many nieces and nephews.  He is also survived by his sister, Leola Melious; and brothers, Edward (Eleanor) Lambert and Leonard (Helen) Lambert.

Donald was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Elizabeth Simonsen Lambert; his son, Donald Scott Lambert, Jr.; and two sisters, Clara Saunderson and Mildred Woodley, both of Geneva, NY.

Condolences for the Lambert family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.


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Terry Lee Dragon    1959 – 2014 

Rushville- Terry Lee Dragon, 55, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, after a brief illness.

          Services will be private.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Yates County, 1216 Rte. 14A, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

          Terry graduated from Canandaigua Academy in 1976, and received her Teacher Assistant Certification from FLCC. She had worked at Don Alleson’s in Canandaigua, and been a Teacher Assistant at Canandaigua Academy. She loved being outdoors and working on the farm with her husband. Terry’s last act of kindness was being an organ donor.

          Terry is survived by her husband, Bill Dragon; her mother, Gertrude Heltzel; two sisters, twin, Robin (Steve) Kepner and Natalie (John) Bartholomew; niece, Courtney Kleiman; nephew, Jerry Kleiman; and mother-in-law, Gladys Dragon.

          Terry was predeceased by her father, Harry Eichert; and her beloved cat, Lily.

          Condolences for the Dragon family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

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Ruth S. Burd Roat   1918 - 2014

Reed Corners- Ruth S. Burd Roat, age 96, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014.

          A Funeral Service will be held Sunday (July 20th) at 3 p.m. at Lifespring Community Church in Canandaigua. Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lifespring Community Church, 5026 North Rd., Canandaigua, NY 14424; or the Alzheimer’s Association, 435 East Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620.

          Mrs. Roat taught 4 years in District #4, Town of Canandaigua and 25 years at Bloomfield Central School. She retired from teaching in 1973. She was a member of the Bloomfield, Ontario County and New York State Retired Teachers' Associations. Mrs. Roat was also a member of the Lifespring Community Church.

          Survivors include one daughter, Carol (Edward) Harvey of Lima; one son, Richard (Sharon) Burd of Maryland; and 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

          Mrs. Roat was predeceased by her husband, Gordon Roat; her brother, Edward Shaw; and her sister, Almira “Jean” Shaw.

          Condolences for the Roat family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.
 
 
 



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Macedon/Stanley- Robert A. “Bob” Gage was born on October 18, 1929 and passed away on July 7, 2014 at the age of 84, after a short illness.

          A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday (July 12th) at 2 p.m. at the Aloquin United Methodist Church. The family will greet friends and family wishing to pay their respects at 1 p.m., prior to the service.

          Please consider donations in Bob’s memory to the Aloquin United Methodist Church, c/o Judy Mott, 2819 Routes 5 & 20, Stanley, NY 14561.

          Bob was an active member of the Aloquin United Methodist Church, the Rushville Masonic Lodge #377, the Middlesex Conservation Club; and was a former Scoutmaster of Troop #63 in Gorham and a 55-year life member of the Stanley Volunteer Fire Company.

          He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Peggy Gage of Macedon; son,  Scott (Deborah) Gage of Avon; daughter, Pamela (David) Reussow of Walworth; grandson, Matthew (Jennifer) Gage and great-grandson, Hunter Gage of Newalla, OK; granddaughter, Rachel (Kyle) Nelson of Canandaigua; grandson, Mark Reussow of Manchester; granddaughter, Julie (Nick) Pastore of Farmington; brother, Floyd (Gladys) Gage of Canandaigua; sister, Dorothy Favitta of Albany; sister-in-law, Mildred DePew of Palmyra; and many nieces and nephews.

         Bob was predeceased by his parents, Floyd and Laura Gage; his brother, Eugene Gage; and his brothers-in-law, Bruce DePew and John Favitta.

          Condolences for the Gage family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

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Rushville- Lydia Schultz, age 91, of Railroad Ave., Rushville, went to walk with Jesus on Thursday, July 3, 2014.

          Calling hours for Lydia will be Tuesday (July 8th) from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Hospeace House, 7823 Rte. 33, Naples, NY 14523.

         Lydia was born to Fredrick and Edith (Chrysler) Bassage on November 8, 1922. She was a homemaker until 1958, when whe went to work in the Canteen at the V.A. Hospital in Canandaigua. She retired from the V.A. in 1985.

         She loved Lilacs, Red Birds, John Wayne, and the giant family of which she was the Matriarch; including 21 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and 26 great-great-grandchildren.

          Lydia is survived by and will be dearly missed by two sons, Allen (Mary) Schultz of Canandaigua, and Bruce (JoAnne) Schultz of Stanley; one daughter, Norma (David) Miller of Penn Yan; one daughter-in-law, Eleanor Schultz of Bloomfield; two sisters-in-law, Mary Bassage of Middlesex and Esther (John) Cavali of Waterloo; and several nieces and nephews.

          She was predeceased by her husband of 35 years, Raymond C. Schultz (1977); two sons, Quentin R. Schultz (1986) and Casper Schultz (2008); two infant children, Paul and Jackie; and two grandchildren, Michelle and Damon.

          Condolences for the Schultz family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

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Prattsburg- Garry L. Van Housen, 65, passed away peacefully on Wednesday (July 2, 2014) at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no calling hours.

      Garry was born September 25, 1948 in Penn Yan, New York and was a graduate of  Penn Yan Academy. He was a proud member of the United States Marine Corps and served in Vietnam.  Following that, he worked for W. T. Grant’s in numerous towns in New York State. In later years, he had his own painting business. Garry was a dog lover and enjoyed hunting and raising coonhounds.

      Garry is survived by his longtime friend and partner Sam Drake as well as by his children, Kelley Ganze (Phillip), William G. Fordon (Denise) and James Dean; his grandchildren, Jessica and Allison Ganze, Kristen Sullivan, Cora Beth Fordon and Brooke Miller; three great grand-children; sisters, Nancy Hayton (William), Patsy Ulrich (Richard), and Sheila Ayers (Mickey);  brother, David Van Housen; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, close friends; and two wonderful blue tick coonhounds, “The L Dog” and “The O Dog.”
  
          He was predeceased by his mother, Barbara Coon of Casselberry, FL; his father, Floyd Van Housen, Jr. and his great-grandson, Luke Fordon. 

      Condolences for the Van Housen family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.
 

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Gorham- Richard G. Meyer, Sr., age 87, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

          Services will be private, with burial in Gorham Cemetery, with Military Honors.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva, NY 14456.

          Dick was the son of the late Milford and Elsie Kindelberger Meyer. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, and was a member of the Turner Schrader American Legion Post #34 in Shortsville, and the Penn Yan V.F.W. Dick retired from Comstock Foods in Gorham in 1992, after 47 years of service. Dick had been a member of the Gorham Fire Company since 1955, and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

          Dick is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marilyn Hayden Meyer; four children, Richard (Annie) Meyer, Jr., Dawn Eddinger, Granville (Joanne) Meyer and Larry (Cindy) Meyer; long-time friend, Gene Fontana; 18 grandchildren, Kerensa Crudle, Elaine Meyer, Samantha Wolf, Zachary Eddinger, Courtney Eddinger, Taylor Eddinger, Ashley Meyer, Marilyn Meyer, Gabriel Meyer, Kim Phillips, Rob Phillips, Heather Soyring, Dustin Meyer, Sarah Alderman, Chelsie Quintero, Brooke Miller, Marcia Meyer and Tim Meyer; 20 great-grandchildren, sister, Beth (Lawrence) McMinn; brother-in-law, Gene (Ty) Hayden; and several nieces and nephews.

          Condolences for the Meyer family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

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Stanley- Chester Welc, age 86, died June 13, 2014.

          Chester was born Dec. 6, 1927 in Old Forge, Pennsylvania. He was a son of the late Frank and Sophie Welc. Chester was a 1946 graduate of Gorham Central High School, and on June 21, 1951 married Dorothy Heckman. Chester was a block operator for 14 years for the Pennsylvania Railroad. He was then employed for 25 years at the American Can Company in Geneva, in many different departments, retiring in 1990 as a welder.         

Chester loved spending time with his family. He loved nature, gardening, and woodworking. Chester was a jack-of-all-trades.

          Chester is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy; two daughters, Patricia (Mark) Goettel of Liverpool, NY, and Marie (Ray) MacDonald of  Canandaigua, NY; three grandchildren, Katrina (Andrew) Pacyna of Menomonee Falls, WI, Jeffrey (Hope) Goettel of North Syracuse, NY and Juliana (Jeremy) Jagla of Rochester, NY; and three great-grandchildren, Gavin Goettel, Aaron Pacyna and Jonathan Pacyna.

          Chester passed away at Geneva General Hospital. Services were private, with burial in Sand Hill Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Stanley-Hall-Gorham Ambulance, P.O. Box 41, Gorham, NY 14461; or the Ontario County Humane Society, 2976 County Rd. #48, Canandaigua, NY 14424.


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Rushville/Brighton-  Lois A. Shaughnessy, age 76, died June 8, 2014.

          Friends may call Friday (June 13th) from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday (June 14th) at 10 a.m. at St. Januarius Catholic Church, Naples, NY, with a reception with light refreshments to follow. Burial will be Monday (June 16th) at 10 a.m. in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675; or www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

          Lois was the daughter of the late Frederick and Adelaide Blendinger. She enjoyed family, knitting scarves and her dog, “Bonnie”.

          She is survived by her husband, John A. Shaugnessy; son, Frederick (Susan) Shaughnessy; daughter, Deborah (Kenneth) Bedette; 8 grandchildren, A.J. Bennett, Michael and Jakob Shaughnessy, Najia Zayed, and Boone, Bronson, Clark and Devon Bedette; and great-grandson, Earl Rodney.

          Condolences for the Shaughnessy family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.


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Middlesex- Elmore M. Monagle, age 64, died Thursday, June 5, 2014.

          Friends may call Thursday (June 12th) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham; and Friday (June 13th) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Middlesex United Methodist Church. A Funeral Service will follow, Friday (June 13th) at 3 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Overackers Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 1, Middlesex, NY 14507; or the Middlesex Hose  Company, P.O. Box 145, Middlesex, NY 14507.

          Elmore was the son of the late Marshall and Harriet McAuliffe Monagle. He graduated from Marcus Whitman High School in 1969, and had served in the Army Reserves. Elmore was retired from Manitou Construction Company. He was a member of the Middlesex Hose. Elmore had a long-time love of classic cars.

          Elmore is survived by three sons, Scott (Cheryl) Monagle, Daniel Monagle and Craig Monagle; two granddaughters, Emma Domaire and Mya Davenport; sister-in-law, Deborah Walker; four brothers-in-law, Richard (Pat) Fleischman, Michael (Carol) Fleischman, Robert (Linda) Fleischman and Steven (Emily) Fleischman; cousin, Dorothy Oswald; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
          Elmore was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Barbara Monagle, who died on Jan. 10, 2013.

          Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

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Stanley- Robert M. Payne, age 78, died Saturday, June 7, 2014.

          Friends may call Wednesday (June 11th) from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday (June 12th) at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Ontario County ARC, 3071 County Complex Dr., Canandaigua, NY 14424;
or the American Cancer Society, 1120 South Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620.

          Bob was the son of the late Robert and Marjorie Bolt Payne. He was a life-long farmer in the Gorham area. Bob worked for Jeremy Thomas from 1959 to 1997. He then worked at Phalen Farms until his retirement in 2012.

          Bob is survived by four sons, Ronald (Nora) Payne of Wolcott, Lewis (Bette Jo) Payne of Canandaigua,
Gary (Donna) Payne of Bloomfield and Eric (Robin) Payne of Clifton Springs; 6 Grandchildren, Crystal (Jon) Downey, Justin Payne, Joshua Payne, Ethan Payne, Andy Ward and Grace Payne; 13 Great-grandchildren;
sister, Joyce (Gary) Mott; 3 brothers, James Payne, Kenneth (Terri) Payne and Henry (Lorrie) Payne;
Sister-in-law, Dorothy Jane (Leroy) Dobratz, 3 brothers-in-law, Floyd (Sylvia) Grover, Doug (Judy) Grover and Donald (Pat) Grover.
         
Bob was predeceased by his wife, Marilyn Payne in 2009; and by 3 grandchildren, Thomas and Arthur Murray, and Taylor Payne.
         
Condolences for the Payne family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com
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STANLEY- King A. Rippey, 83, of Old Mill Road, died Saturday, June 7, 2014 in Canandaigua, NY.

            Friends may call Wednesday (June 11th) from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 2 p.m. The Rev. Kate Benton of the Gorham United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

            Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 225, Gorham, NY 14461; or the Stanley-Hall-Gorham Ambulance, P.O. Box 41, Gorham, NY 14461.

            Mr. Rippey was born April 13, 1931 in Geneva, the son of the late King and Elizabeth Washburn Rippey. He served with the U.S. Air  Force from 1950 thru 1954, during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Rippey was employed at Mobil Chemical in Canandaigua for 27 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of the Gorham United Methodist Church.

            He is survived by one daughter, Diane Bootes and her husband, David, of Potter; two sons, Greg Rippey and his wife, Mary, of Stanley, and Steven Rippey and his wife, Gail, of Middlesex; 7 grandchildren, Mike (Mandy) Bootes, Mark Bootes, Steven (Kim) Rippey, Angela (Mike) Lincoln, Wesley (Katy) Rippey, and Josh Rice and Sarah (Scott) Cassidy; 8 great-grandchildren, Caleb and Chloe Bootes, Alexis, Ashlyn, Aidan and Corbin Rippey, and Benjamin and Brentan Lincoln; his brother, Alan (Dortha) Nester of Geneva.

            Mr. Rippey was predeceased by his wife, Anita Davie Rippey in 2010, a son, David, in 1971, and a sister, Margaret “Peg” Achilles in 1994.

            Condolences for the Rippey family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

 
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GENEVA- Wallace H. Minns, age 87, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

          Friends may call Saturday (June 7th) from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held Sunday (June 8th) at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sand Hill  Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Oaks Corners Fire Department, P.O. Box 54, Oaks Corners, NY 14518.

          Wallace was the son of the late Frank and Louise Boyce Minns. He was born June 21, 1926 in Geneva. Wallace owned and operated Minns Farms on Pre-Emption Road. He also worked at White  Springs Farm, Mello Rich Dairy, J & W Fuel and Griffith Oil. He enjoyed woodworking as his hobby.

          Wallace is survived by his wife of 69 years, Ruth Ransom Minns; one son, Gerald (Cindy) Minns; one daughter, Cindy (Bruce) Christensen; five grandchildren, Gerald (Kim) Minns, Jr., Christopher Minns, Rebecca (Robert) Kime, Brian Christensen and Connie (David) Wright; 7 great-grandchildren, Danny, Samantha, Sarah and Hayden Minns, Owen and Grace Kime, and Jacob Wright; one great-great-grandson, Landyn Carey; two sisters-in-law, LaVerna Roe and Pat Ransom; and several nieces and nephews.

          Wallace was predeceased by five brothers, Richard, Harold, Theodore, Louis and Walter Minns; one sister, Jessica Minns; and two brothers-in-law, Donald Roe and Judson Ransom.

          Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com


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GENEVA- Mildred A. Carr, 99, died Friday, May 30, 2014.

          A Graveside Service will be held Friday, June 20th at 5 p.m. at Little Church Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Stanley-Hall-Gorham Ambulance Corp, P.O. Box 41, Gorham, NY 14461; or to the Stanley Fire Company, P.O. Box 481, Stanley, NY 14561.

          Mildred was born July 19, 1914. She was the daughter of the late George and Nellie Bellis Johnson.

          She is survived by three daughters, Ramona J. Carr, Loretta (Elton Grady) Griffin and Arlene (Claude) Austin; one son, Steven Charles Carr; one son-in-law, Mark Petitti; six grandchildren; and several great- and great-great-grandchildren.

          Mildred was predeceased by her husband, Charles E. Carr; daughter, Sharon Petitti; grandson, Michael Griffin; and granddaughter, Paula Kim Griffin.

          Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com


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Geneva – Russell L. Harris, 70, was reunited with his loving wife Nancy, after a courageous battle with cancer.  He died peacefully at his home on May 18, 2014, surrounded by family.  Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service, which will be held Thursday (May 22nd) at 10:00 a.m. at the Seneca Number Nine Presbyterian Church in Stanley, where Russ was a member for the majority of his life.
 
Russ was born on April 11, 1944 in Geneva, NY, and was the son of the late Alfred C. and Ethel Grace Wimble Harris. Russ was a 1963 graduate of Geneva High School.  After high school Russ worked on several family farms before taking a position at Agway, where he serviced and installed oil-fired boilers. Some time after, Russ accepted a position at New York State Electric and Gas Company in Geneva. He was the go-to person if something needed to be fixed.  He had a long, successful career at NYSEG and retired in 2002 after 30 years of service.  He was a lifetime member of the Stanley Fire Department. Russ believed that there was nothing better for people than to be happy in their work.  He loved to farm and enjoyed everything about farming.  After his retirement from NYSEG, he went on to work at the NYS Agriculture Experiment Station where he continued this love.  He found great joy in spending his final days planting peas, and even took a trip to PA to help consult in an equipment purchase.
 
Russ was married to the love of his life, Nancy, for 48 years.  He built the home where together they raised their family.  They were blessed with two wonderful sons and daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren.  He was most proud of being a Papa. 
 
Russ was hard-working, and instilled the same in his family. Russ was always willing to lend a helping hand to neighbors, family and friends. He had a great sense of humor and always had a good story to tell.
 
Left to honor Russ’s life and mourn his death are his sons, Mark (Julie) Harris and Kenneth (Jennifer) Harris; grandchildren, Leah, Emma, Maxwell and Jackson Harris; brother, William Harris; sister-in-law, Florence Dyer; nephews, William Dyer of Florida, Michael Harris, Steven (Ashley) Harris of Geneva; and great nieces Makenna and Natilee Harris.
 
Russ was predeceased by his wife, Nancy, and grandson, Joshua Callaghan.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Seneca Number Nine Presbyterian Church, 4419 Number Nine Road, Stanley, NY 14561 or Thrive To Survive, P.O. Box 1146, Geneva, NY 14456.

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Penn Yan- David H. Hey, age 75, died Saturday, May 17, 2014 at his home.
          Friends may call Thursday (May 22nd) from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will be held Friday (May 23rd) at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Shuman Cemetery.
          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Voak Cemetery, c/o Claudette Voak, 422 Payne Rd., Penn Yan, NY 14527; Shuman Cemetery, c/o Bruce Tomion, 96 Hall Rd., Penn Yan, NY 14527; Penn Yan Moose Club, 301 E. Elm St., Penn Yan, NY 14527; or the NY Steam Engine Association, c/o Delos Dann, 3339 Spangle St., Canandaigua, NY 14424.
          David restored antique tractors and enjoyed tractor pulls. He also loved old cars. David was a life member of the N.Y. Steam Engine Association, a member of the Yates Tractor Club, and a member of the Pioneer Gas Club in Marion, NY. David was also a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and the Penn Yan Moose Club. He had served in the U.S. Army Reserves and was a member of the Sons of the American Legion in Penn Yan. David was an active member of Angel’s coffee club and will be sorely missed.
          He is survived by his wife, Judy Fetterman Hey; his mother, Doris Hey; two sons, John (Ellen) Hey and Timothy (Kim) Hey; four grandchildren, Joshua Hey, Courtney Hey, Hunter Hey and Michael Hey; three sisters, Barbara (Dale) Pedersen, Cathleen (Gilbert) Scott and Patricia (Randy) Eddinger; brother-in-law,Timothy (Sue) Fetterman; sister-in-law, Patricia (Paul) Butler; two aunts, Babe (Paul) Calhoun and Lois Oswald; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
          David was predeceased by his father, Hubert Hey, in 2009.

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Stanley- Jacob  Haury, age 74 , died unexpectedly  May 7, 2014.

          Services will be private.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Gorham Rotary Club, 4754 South St., Stanley, NY 14561.

          Jake was born January 21, 1940 in Pontiac, Michigan. He was the son of the late Jacob and Lonetta Lyon Haury. Jake owned and operated his own farm in Hopewell for 32 years. He was the past-president of the Gorham Rotary Club.

          Jake is survived by his wife, Sandra Hart Haury; his daughter, Dianna (Matthew) Boldrin; four grandchildren, Olivia, Bryan, Jessica and Jacob, and his fiance, Courtney; and his great-grandson, David.

          Jake was predeceased by his son, David L. Haury on January 6, 1994.

          You can send condolences to the Haury family through http://memorial.yourtribute.com/Jake-Haury/

          or  through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com
 

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Batavia- Lewis E. Kennedy, 64, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in Batavia.

          Friends may call Saturday (May 10th) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home, 2583 E. Main St., Gorham, NY. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Victor.

          Lewis was the son of the late William and Beulah Henries McDurfee. He worked for Lamb Farms in Oakfield, NY.

          He is survived by two children, Michael (Tina) Ellis and Michelle Milroy; five sisters, Claudia (Donald) Proctor, Penny (Stanley) Hargrave, Pamela (Ken) Smith, Judy (Tom) Baylor and Colleen Orr; two brothers, Michael (Dana) McDurfee and Jody McDurfee; brother-in-law, Ralph Miller; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

          Lewis was predeceased by his wife, Nancy Kennedy and his sister, Joyann E. Miller.

          Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com



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Canandaigua- Marilyn F. Wilson, age 69, passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan, NY.
          A Memorial Service will be held Thursday evening (May 8th) at 7 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Parrish St., Canandaigua, NY.
          Memorial contributions may be made to the Rushville Historical Society, P.O. Box 51, Rushville, NY 14454.
          Marilyn was the daughter of the late Fred and Mary Fisher Wilson. She was a graduate of Middlesex Valley Central School and Brigham Young University. Marilyn was a licensed Court Stenographer for the State of Georgia for several years. She enjoyed genealogy and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and an honorary member of the Rushville Historical Society.
          Marilyn is survived by her sister, Margaret Maysonet of Owego, NY, and several nieces and nephews.
          She was predeceased by her brother, Fred D. Wilson.
          Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

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Rushville- Dolores Lee, age 81, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Keuka Comfort Care Home in Penn Yan.

          Friends may call Sunday (May 4th) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held Monday (May 5th) at 11 a.m. at the Rushville Congregational Church. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Keuka Comfort Care Home, 35 Rte. 54, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

          Dolores is survived by three children, Dennis (Cynthia) Lee, Brenda (George) Lee and Kathy (Everett) Ferguson; 9 grandchildren, Tracey (Tim) Ferris, Keri (Aaron) Sheppard, Tracey (Josh) White, James (Jen) Geirer, Matt Schutz, Nicole Trautman, Christopher (Nikole) Olson, Amanda Olson and Justin (Liz Vinette) Ferguson; 11 great-grandchildren, Jacob, Rachel, Madison, Elsie, Elaina, Abby, Avery, Shaelyn, Wyatt, Brayden, and Tristan; one great-great-grandchild, Ryan; brothers and sisters-in-law, Danny (Linda) Hillman, Art (Bonnie) Knopf and Germaine Lee; and several nieces and nephews.

          She was predeceased by her husband, Fenton in 1994.

          Dolores retired from Marcus Whitman Central School after 36 years of service. She delivered flowers for Colonial Bouquets for several years. Dolores was a member of the Rushville Congregational Church and sang in the church choir. She was also a member of the American Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary. Dolores enjoyed family and had enjoyed camping with her husband, Fenton, and their many friends.

          Condolences may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com

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Martin, Betty J.
East Rochester/Rushville:Age 86, died April 26, 2014. Daughter of the late William and Mildred Conley Martin. 1945 graduate of Middlesex Valley High School. Worked for Jackson & Perkins in Newark, NY; Rochester Telephone in Canandaigua, NY; retired from Eastman Kodak in 1994. Betty was the pitcher of the Norma Shop softball team, and is in the Canandaigua Sports Hall of Fame. In retirement she enjoyed golfing and times with family.
          Survived by sister, Lois (Graydon) Bailey; brother, Bruce (Shirley) Martin; sister, Glenna (Bruce) Hughner; and several nieces and nephews.
          Predeceased by parents; brother, Ralph Martin; sister-in-law, Barbara Martin; niece, Carol Swartwood; and nephew, Bill Martin.
          Visitation Wednesday, April 30th from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home, 2583 E. Main St., Gorham, NY. Funeral follows at 3:30 p.m.  Burial, Rushville Cemetery.
          Memorials to Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Rd., Fairport, NY 14450.
          Condolences to www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

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Canandaigua- Robert F. Smith, age 79, passed away April 20, 2014.
          Friends may call Thursday (April 24th) from 10 A.M. to 12 Noon at the Landmark Free Will Baptist Church, Clifton Springs, followed by a Funeral Service at 12 Noon. Burial will be in Little Church Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Gorham Fire Hall, 4676 Kearney Road, Stanley.
          Memorial contributions may be made to the Smith Family, c/o Free Will Baptist Church, 2143 Rte. 96, Clifton Springs, NY 14432.
          Bob is survived by his wife, Margaret Jensen Smith; 8 children, Cathy Jensen Socola and husband, Mark, Peter (Geri) Jensen, Chris (Becky) Jensen, Vickie (Gary) LeFever, Debbie (Mike) DiPiazza, Brenda Sims, David (Juliann) Smith and Daniel (Rhonda) Smith; 22 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; foster-daughter, Seng Savannakhoth and family; sister, Arlene Bell; and several nieces and nephews.
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Phelps- Daniel E. Doty, 50, died unexpectedly Friday, April 18, 2014 at Rochester General Hospital. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son and brother.

          Friends may call Thursday (April 24th) from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.

A Funeral Service will be held Friday (April 25th) at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. (This is a change from the original obituary!)

          Donations for his family may be sent to Sandra Doty, c/o P.O. Box 201, Gorham, NY 14461.

          Daniel was employed by Deery Construction in Prattsburgh, NY.

          He is survived by his wife, Sandra Ross Doty; five children, Sgt. John (Melissa) Doty, Scott (Josh) Montenaro, Brandy Doty, Kari Ludington, and Brandin (Tonya) Wood; three grandchildren, Aaliyah, Jayden and Nicholas; father, Donald Doty; sister, Donna Deery; brother-in-law, Brian Deery; niece, Elizabeth Deery; mother-in-law, Theresa Ross; brothers-in-law, Jimmy Ross, Frank (Nancy) Ross, Barry (Lisa) Ross, Rusty (Susan) Ross; sisters-in-law,  Sherry (Al) Cardinale, Bonnie Adams and Brenda (Jeff) Bailey; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

          Daniel was predeceased by his grandparents, John and Alice Doty, and Nellie Niles; his mother, Dorothy Doty; brother, Dale Doty; father-in-law, James Ross; uncle, Earl Dunn; and grandmother, Frances Dunn.

          Condolences may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

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Kashong/Geneva- Evans D. “Bill” Wilsey, 87, of 300 Kashong Rd., Geneva, passed away peacefully at Geneva General Hospital on Monday, April 14, 2014.

          A Memorial Service will be held at the Bellona Presbyterian Church on Saturday (April 26th) at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Bellona Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Bellona Memorial Presbyterian Church, Box 89, Bellona, NY 14415; or the West Lake Road Fire Association, 5214 W. Lake Rd., Geneva, NY 14456.

          Bill was born April 23, 1926 in Savannah, NY to Stanley and Hazel Pangburn Wilsey. He was retired from Loblaws and P&C Foods. Bill was a life-long artist and art teacher. He was a member and former Trustee and Deacon of the Bellona Memorial Presbyterian Church.

          Bill is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbara Wilsey; sons, Gary (Mary) Wilsey of Waterloo, and William (Luann) Wilsey of Geneva; granddaughters, Lauren Beth Wilsey and Anne Katherine Wilsey; brother, Ronald (Arlene) Wilsey of Savannah; sisters, Bernice O’Connor of Savannah, Marjorie Lippert of Clifton Springs and Janet (Harry) Carr of Clyde; and many nieces and nephews.

          Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Carlton and Irving Wilsey and sister, Eloise Crane.

          Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com

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Seneca Castle- Katherine S. Robbins, age 89, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her home.

          Friends may call Wednesday (April 16th) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, 100 Otsego St., Ilion, NY. A Funeral Service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the East Schuyler Cemetery Association, 452 Minots Corners Rd., Frankfort, NY 13340.

          Katherine was formerly of Fort Ann, NY. Katherine was predeceased by her husband, Earl H. Robbins in 1998.

          She is survived by two daughters, Judy (Tom) Smithling of Seneca Castle, and Sherry (Richard) Boone of Blandon, PA; one son, Harry (Linda) Robbins of Frankfort, NY; six grandchildren, Kevin (Doreen) Smithling, Kort (Brooke) Smithling, Kerri (Brian) Bartlett, Ashley Boone, Travis (Amanda) Robbins and Todd (Kelly) Robbins; and 14 great-grandchildren.

          Condolences for the family made be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com
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Juanita C. Gorton   1926-2014

Rushville- Juanita Gorton passed away on April 7, 2014, at F.F. Thompson Hospital with her family by her side.

          There will be no calling hours. There will be a Memorial Service Sunday (April 13th) at 2 P.M. at the United Methodist Church of Rushville, 26 North Main St., Rushville, NY.
          In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rushville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 98, Rushville, NY 14544 or the Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 1, Middlesex, NY 14507. 
          Juanita was born in Rochester, NY  to the late Carolyn and Calvin Chappelle. Juanita was an astute business woman. She was a licensed insurance broker and a licensed real estate broker, and spent most of her career working for Sackett Associates Corp. in Canandaigua. 
          Juanita was a dedicated, 79 year member of the United Methodist Church of Rushville, and over the years chaired many committees.  Juanita was also active in the Eastern Star. Her accomplishments included: Past Matron of Fenogowone Chapter of the Eastern Star, Commissioner of Appeals Grand Chapter of the Eastern Star for the State of New York, Past Queen of ZAMA Temple, Daughters of the Nile, and Past President of the Finger Lakes Nile Club. Juanita was also Past President of Local AARP Chapter 4349, and a Committee member of SALT (seniors and lawmen together). She and her husband, Earl, were two of the original members of the Middlesex Valley Ambulance Corp. In recent years she enjoyed volunteering at the VA Hospital. 
          Juanita was a diehard Syracuse fan, both basketball and football. She loved to read, cook and bake. She enjoyed birds of all types and fed them faithfully. She loved the beauty of Canandaigua Lake.  Most of all Juanita enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
          Juanita is survived by her devoted husband of 69 years, Earl Gorton; her son Earl "Skip" Gorton, Jr. (Kathy); grandchildren, Richard and Michael (Kellie); and great-grandchildren, Connor and Alissa. Other family include her brother-in-law, Jim Gorton (Debbie); sister-in-law JoAnn Robacher; and several nieces, nephews and cherished friends. 
          Condolences for the family may be through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com


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Tod A. Bay  12-22-1960 – 4-6-2014

Canandaigua- Tod Bay, age 53, died peacefully Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Hospeace House in Naples. He fought cancer till the end.

          Friends may call Saturday (April 12th) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rushville United Methodist Church. A Memorial Service will follow at 3 p.m.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Hospeace House, 7823 Rte. 33, Naples, NY 14523; or the Memorial Fund, Rushville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 98, Rushville, NY 14544.

          Tod was the son of Thomas J. Bay and Elizabeth C. Bay. Tod had a kidney transplant, donated by his father, nearly 40 years ago. Cancer was a side effect of medication. That never stopped him from living. Some of his accomplishments were: 1st Class Boy Scout, Valedictorian of the Marcus Whitman Class of 1979; and member of the National Honor Society. Tod graduated from Cornell University with Honors in 1983, and got his Masters of Engineering degree from Cornell in 1984. He was a member of Alpha Zeta fraternity. Tod worked for Case-New Holland Company for 29 years as a Design Engineer Manager, and traveled all over the world for his job.

          Tod is survived by his father, Thomas J. Bay; brother, Joel (Peggy) Bay; nephews, Christopher, Timothy and Patrick Bay; aunt and uncle, Ruth and Leigh Clark; aunts, Norma Bay and Donna Bay; several cousins; special friends, Todd Clark and Shelly Bay; and many other cherished friends.

          Tod was predeceased by his mother, “Betty” Bay, in 2009.

          Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

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Joyce M. Treese 1947 – 2014

Stanley- Joyce Treese, age 66, died Friday, March 28, 2014.
          Friends may call Friday (April 4th) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A funeral service will be held Saturday (April 5th) at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Orleans Cemetery.
          Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929.
          Joyce was the daughter of the late Floyd and Clara Springer Buck. She was a former Girls Scout leader and a life-time member of the Stanley Fire Auxiliary. Joyce enjoyed her family, crocheting, baking and cooking and traveling.
          She is survived by her husband, Robert Treese; two children, Becky Treese and Michael Treese; six grandchildren, Ryane Rodness, Meghan Thompson, James Thompson, Pollyanna Treese, Jadon Treese and Benjamin Treese; two great-grandchildren, Lowell Myers, Jr. and Amber Myers; and several brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins.
          Condolences for the Treese family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com

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Kenneth C. Lord   1950 – 2014

Canandaigua- Kenneth C. Lord, age 64, died unexpectedly Friday, March 28, 2014.
          Services will be private.
          Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 3500 Winton Place, Suite 4, Rochester, NY 14623.
          Ken is survived by his wife, Sheila Freyn Lord; four children, Michael Lord, Richard Lord, Steven (Melissa) Eagley and Shannon (Benjamin) Dunton; six grandchildren, Alexis Lord, Christopher Eagley, Blake Dunton, Wyatt Eagley, Aiden Dunton and Jack Eagley; brother, George (Sharon) Lord; sister, Carol Perry; and several nieces and nephews.
          Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com

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Potter- Irene M. Whitbeck, 100, passed away March 20, 2014 at the Homestead in Penn Yan.

          A Graveside  Committal Service will be held Saturday (April 5th) at 3 p.m. at Rushville Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Potter Fire Dept., 1255 Phelps Rd., Middlesex, NY 14507.

          Irene was born in the Town of Bristol in Ontario County. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Harriet Kidman Robinson. Irene was a full time homemaker, who enjoyed playing the piano and pump organ.

          Irene is survived by five children, Sivia Fitt, Lawrence Robinson,  Donald Perry, Ronald (Pat) Perry, and William (Pat) Whitbeck; one brother, Clifford (Janice) Robinson; two sisters, Marion Huber and Ruth Eckler; 22 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

          Irene was predeceased in 1969 by her husband, Lawrence Whitbeck; and by her son, Robert Perry; three daughters, Laura Hillkert, Irene Brittingham and Delores Keyser; son-in-law, Charles Fitt; and three brothers, Kenneth, Harold and Donald Robinson.

          Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

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Betty Bush,

 

Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

 

Geneva- Elizabeth J. “Betty” Bush, age 79, passed away at home on March 18, 2014.

 

          Friends may call Saturday (March 22nd) from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Bellona Cemetery.

 

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Keuka Comfort Care Home, 35 Rte. 54, Penn Yan, NY 14527; or the Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva, NY 14456.

 

          Born in Penn Yan, Betty was the daughter of the late Glenn A. and Ellen Andersen. She was a 1953 graduate of Penn Yan Academy. Betty married Sherlin Bush on Feb. 23, 1957. She and Sherlin owned and operated a Dairy and cash crop farm. She was also a cake decorator and caterer. Betty was the cook and manager for the Geneva Rod & Gun Club for 5 years, and a cook and manager for the Nutrition Department of the Ontario County Office for the Aging for 15 years, retiring in 2008.

 

          Betty was a member of the Danish Sisterhood and the Bellona Volunteer Fire Company’s Ladies Auxiliary.

 

          Betty is survived by her husband of 57 years, Sherlin Bush; two sons, Allen S. (Dawn) Bush of Bellona and Curtis J. Bush of Geneva; one daughter, Lori J. (Bruce Sanford) Fritz of Geneva; two granddaughters, Melissa (Daniel) Green and Melanie (Michael) Perri; one grandson, David (Lindsey Scott) Fritz; great-granddaughter, Katherine Green; sister, June Paulsen; brother, Glenn (Elaine) Andersen; sisters-in-law, Jeannine Andersen and Patricia Andersen; and several nieces and nephews.

        
        
She was predeceased by her brother, M. Gordon Andersen.         

Condolences for the Bush family may be made thru www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com

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CANANDAIGUA- Michael J. McConnell, 61, passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 10, 2014.

          Friends may call Tuesday (Mar. 18th) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Crosswinds Wesleyan Church, 3360 Middle Cheshire Rd., Canandaigua. A funeral service will be held Wednesday (Mar. 19th) at 6 p.m. at Crosswinds.

          Memorial contributions for his family may be made to his wife, Rebecca, c/o Perkins Funeral Home, P.O. Box 201, Gorham, NY 14461.

          Mike was a graduate of Hammondsport Central School. He married Rebecca Lippincott in 1980. Mike had worked for Denby Vending for 32 years. He was a member of the Canandaigua Moose Lodge #1048, Elks Lodge #1844 and V.F.W Post #7414; and the Hammondsport American Legion Post #407.

          Mike is survived by his wife of 33 years, Rebecca McConnell; six children, Logan, Lyrek, Leah, Lacey and Liam McConnell and April McConnell; his mother and step-father, Vera and Albert Robbins; five siblings, Jacquelyn (Bob) Henegan of TX, Rodrick (Mary) McConnell of Bath, Matthew (Cindy) McConnell of Bath, Patricia Comstock of Bath and Kathryn (Curtiss) Gleason of FL; three step-siblings, Lewis (Debra) Hall of Hammondsport, Michaele (Adam) Cavonaugh of Van Etten and Toni Campbell of Corning; sisters-in-law, Andrea (Jerome) Varanini, Jeanette Morrice and Elice Lippincott; brother-in-law, Keith Lippincott; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

          Mike was predeceased by his son, Lucas M. McConnell in 1993, and his father, Rodrick E. McConnell.

          Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com
 
 
           
 
 
                                                                                   


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Stanley/Canandaigua- Betty Krueger, age 88, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

          Friends may call Friday (Mar. 7th) from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday (March 8th) at 10 a.m. at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Stanley.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Activities Fund, M.M. Ewing CCC, 350 Parish St., Canandaigua, NY 14424; or the American Red Cross, 5297 Parkside Drive, #301, Canandaigua, NY 14424.

          Betty was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mabel Peachey Sullivan. She was brought up by Bill and Lula Keavney. Betty was a 1944 graduate of Gorham High School, and a 1947 graduate of St. Mary’s Nursing School in Rochester. She was a registered nurse in several area hospitals, including the V.A. Medical Center in Canandaigua. Betty was a school nurse at Marcus Whitman Central Schools for 13 years, retiring in 1992.

          Betty was a member of St. Theresa’s Church. She enjoyed reading, golfing, traveling, and spending time with her family. She had volunteered at the Canandaigua V.A. Medical Center.

          Betty is survived by her four sons, William Krueger, Duane (Mary Lou) Krueger, David (Priscilla) Krueger and John (Christine) Krueger); 12 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren; her sister, Kathy (John) Zasada; and former daughter-in-law, Angela Dailey.
Betty was predeceased by her husband, James Krueger in 1979 and by a grandson, Noah Krueger in 1981. She was also predeceased by two sisters, Bea Howard and Dorothy Smith; two brothers, George Sullivan and Francis Sullivan.

          Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com

                                                                           

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Rushville – Steven J. Lee, Age 62, formerly from Spencerport, died suddenly Wednesday, February 26, 2014. 
          Steven is survived by his parents, Donald and Mary (Landschoot) Lee; sisters, Laura (Ned) Potts and Kathleen (Keith) Adams; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. 
          A memorial service to be announced at a later date.    
          Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home, Gorham, NY.  

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Edith Margaret Polmanteer 1935 - 2014
     

Shortsville - God was in need of a very special mother, so he called our Angel home.  Edith Margaret Polmanteer passed away Wed., Feb. 19, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.
     Edith was born Nov. 3, 1935 in Newark, N.J.  She went to school at Gorham Central in Gorham, NY.  She had a lengthy career as a nurses aide at the V.A. Medical Center in Canandaigua, NY. 
     Edith loved all furry and feathered friends.  She was an avid gardener who loved her flowers.  Edith always had a kind word for everyone.
     Edith leaves behind her 5 children, Linda Fonda & Scott from Penn Yan, NY, David Polmanteer from Potter, NY, Amy DeLong & Steven from Chicago, IL, Laurie Polmanteer & Greg from Wellsville, NY, and Carol Polmanteer from Rochester, NY; partner, Sam Potter from Shortsville, NY; brothers, George & Georgie Burnett, Paul & Joanne Burnett, and Bob & Sue Burnett; livelong friend, Robert Polmanteer; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. 
     Edith is predeceased by her mom, Verna Burnett; brothers, Tom Burnett & Michael Burnett; and loving grandson, Matthew Robert Fuller.
     A graveside service is planned for Sun., May 18, 2014 at 11:00a.m. in Gorham Cemetery. 
     Edith will be greatly missed by all who knew her.  She was an Angel on Earth.  God Bless You Mom.  


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Stanley – Galen M. Fox, Age 18, died Friday, February 7, 2014. 
          Friends may call on the family at the Fox residence at 3269 Lake to Lake Road, Stanley, NY on Tuesday (February 11th) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held Wednesday (February 12th) at 9:30 a.m. at the Rushville Old Order Mennonite Meeting House on Walters Road, Stanley, NY.      
          Galen was the son of David and Annetta (Martin) Fox. 
          Galen had attended the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES in Newark, NY.
          Galen is survived by his parents; five siblings, Kevin Fox, Mary Jane Fox, Philip Fox, Loretta Fox, and Roseanna Fox; paternal grandparents, Weaver and Alma (Zimmerman) Fox; maternal grandmother Mary (Nolt) Martin; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. 
          Galen was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Amos Martin; three aunts, one uncle, and two cousins. 
          The family requests no flowers or memorial contributions.  

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Rushville- Harold J. Francisco, age 81, died Feb. 6, 2014.
Friends may call Monday (Feb. 10th) from Noon to 2 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will follow at 2 p.m.
          Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1210 Jefferson Rd., Rochester, NY 14623.
          Harold was the son of the late Guy and Glenna Smith Francisco. He was the owner of Francisco Construction for 35 years. He was a former member of the Rushville Lions Club and the Middlesex Airport Flying Club.
          Harold is survived by his wife, Carol; five children, Kathy (Tim) Marks, Scott (Judy) Francisco, Karen Betts (Jeff Shayner), Christopher (Laurie) Francisco and Kristen Francisco; his step-daughter, Tina Murphy; 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; his former wife and mother of his children, Barbara Francisco; and his sister-in-law, Arlene Stell.
          He was predeceased by his brother, Ralph Francisco. 

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Philip J. Malone 1942 - 2014

Penn Yan- Philip John Malone, age 71, died Monday, February 3, 2014.
            Friends may call Wednesday (Feb. 5th) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday (Feb. 6th) at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Penn Yan.
            Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Michael’s School, 214 Keuka St., Penn Yan, NY 14527.
            Philip was the son of the late Philip John Malone, Sr. and Martha Slater Malone. He was the 2nd oldest of 14 kids. He was a loving father and husband. A carpenter extraordinaire, he could fix or build anything. He was an avid Giants and Yankees fan, and enjoyed hunting.
            Philip is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; three children, Philip (Dawn) Malone, Marla (Earl) Makatura and Lauren (Chris) Kelly;  four grandchildren, Nicole, Jessica, Samantha and Amanda; great-grandson, Johnny; 8 siblings, Roger, Patricia, Elaine, Tom, Kathleen, Roberta, Mark and Janet.
            He was predeceased by 5 siblings, Barbara, Richard, Arthur, Kenneth and Danny.
            Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com
 
 

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McKenna Renee Jones  1992 – 2014

 

Marcus Whitman graduate, Happiness House Employee, Horsewoman

 

 

Stanley- McKenna Renee Jones, age 21,  died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.

          There will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday (Feb. 6th) at 4 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Celebration of Her Life will follow at the Hall Fire Company. Burial will be in Little Church Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Happiness House, 5415 Co. Rd. #30, Canandaigua, NY 14424.

          McKenna was a Marcus Whitman Central School graduate and was employed at Happiness House. She was a member of the Paint Horse Association, the Wayne-Monroe Horseman’s Association and West Wind Farm’s Interscholastic Riding Team.

          McKenna is survived by her daughter, Karter Lily Ann Jones; her parents, Matt and Kathy Jones; three sisters, Nichole Jones, Danielle Jones and Olivia Jones; one brother, Zachary Jones; her paternal grandmother, Norma Jones; her maternal grandfather, Donald Rasmussen; five nieces and nephews; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

          McKenna was predeceased by her grandfather, Thomas Jones; her grandmother, Patricia Rasmussen; and her aunt, Missy Minns.

          Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com
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Clifton Springs- George A. Henning, age 34, died January 28, 2014.

          Friends may call Sunday (Feb. 2nd) from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Ontario County Humane Society, 2976 County Road #48, Canandaigua, NY 14424.

          George was born Jan. 16, 1980 in Geneva, NY. He was the son of  Callista Walker Henning and the late Donald Henning. He was employed by Magnus Precision in Phelps. He enjoyed outdoors activities including snowmobiling, hunting, archery and 4-wheeling.

          George is survived by his son, Hunter George Henning; his girlfriend and mother of his son, Katelyn Lamanna; his mother, Callista Henning; two brothers, Jesse Henning and Aaron (Sue Brown) Henning; one nephew, Andrew Henning; and his dogs, Mocha and Xena.

          Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com


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Hall- Oliver “Oley” Tears, age 63, passed away Monday, January 27, 2014.

          Friends may call Saturday (Feb. 1st) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial service will follow at 3 p.m.

Burial will be in Branchport Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Hall Fire Company, P.O. Box 8, Hall, NY 14463.

          Oley was born August 19, 1950 in Penn Yan to Ralph and Frieda Newby Tears. He was a volunteer Fire Policeman for the Hall Fire Company for 25 years. He also loved to fiddle around with the Crooked Lake Fiddle Club. He was instrumental in starting the club.

          Oley is survived by his mother and step-father, Frieda and Ronald Cramer, Sr.; four brothers, Leon of Branchport, Elwin of Dundee, Edward of Penn Yan and Larry of New Hampshire; one sister, Sylvia of Penn Yan; five half-sisters, Gerda, Wanda, Debra, Donna and Joyce; one half-brother, Kevin; three step-sisters, Shirley, Phyllis and Karen; four step-brothers, Ron Jr., Don, Bob and Larry; many Mennonite friends; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

          Condolences for the family may be left through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com

 

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STANLEY- Ronald G. Terwilliger, age 77, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.

          Friends may call Monday (Jan. 27th) from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Pine Bank Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Stanley-Hall-Gorham Ambulance, P.O. Box 201, Gorham, NY 14461.

          Ron was the son of the late Jessie Goldsmith Terwilliger. He was a 1954 graduate of Gorham High School. Ron served in the U. S. Marine Corps from 1955 to 1975, serving in Vietnam and Japan. He worked at the V.A. Medical Center in Canandaigua from 1976 until his retirement.

          Ron is survived by his wife, Patricia Bunnell Terwilliger; one son, Timothy (Tammy) Terwilliger; two daughters, Tamara Garrison-Lindner and Theresa Terwilliger; three grandchildren, Gary Garrison-Lindner, Jared Terwilliger and Danielle Terwilliger; one sister, Laura (Gill) Kent; and several nieces and nephews.

          Condolences for the family may be sent through  www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com



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Francis R. Hilton

1929 - 2014
 

Stanley – Francis R. Hilton, Sr., Age 84, died Saturday, January 11, 2014. 

          A memorial service will be held Wednesday, January 15th at 11:00AM at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.  Burial will be at Sand Hill Cemetery.    

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Colony Caregivers, P.O. Box 12, Shortsville, NY 14548 or to the House of John, 14 Spring Street, Clifton Springs, NY 14432. 

          Francis retired from Tarr’s Dairy in 1993 after 15 years.  Francis enjoyed dirt racing. 

Francis is survived by three sons, David (Penny) Hilton, Francis (Margaret) Hilton, Jr., and Bruce (Shana Jo) Hilton; four grandchildren, Aaron (Lisa) Hilton, Aimee (Dean) Brown, Adam Hilton, and Michel Lyn (Edward) Knight; several great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Helen Youngs.

          Francis was predeceased by his wife, Anita Hilton and grandson Jesse Hilton.   

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