Irving E. Griswold “Irv”

Honeoye/New Symrna Beach: August 29, 2008 at age 76. Predeceased by son Thomas in 1980. Survived by wife Jeanette Griswold of Florida. Children; Ronald (Maureen) Griswold of Perry, David Griswold of St. Augustine, FL, Darlene (Stacey) Cratsley of Concord NC, Dennis Griswold and Debbie Phillips both of Florida. Brother Franklin Griswold of Groveland. Three grandchildren; Matthew, Mark, and Bethany Griswold. Nieces and nephews.

Irv was born in 1932 to parents Charles Griswold and Maude DeGaugh. He served proudly in the United States Air Force. Prior to retirement Irv was employed at Delco-GM. Irv was a long standing member of the Honeoye-Hemlock American Legion Post.

Family and friends called on Friday, September 26, 2008 from 11am -12noon at the Kevin W. Dougerty Funeral Home Inc, 8696 Briggs Street, Honeoye, NY. Immediately following calling funeral services were held at 12 Noon. Pastor Jeri Kober officiated services. Burial was made at Allens Hill Cemetery with Military Honors. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Honoeye-Hemlock American Legion Post, Honeoye, NY 14471. For more information or to send a condolence please visit

Leon M. Randolph

Conesus: Leon M. Randolph, 85 years, of Cole Road, Conesus, NY died at his home Wednesday August 27, 2008. He was born in Bradford, PA. October 22, 1922 the son of Archie Jasper Randolph and Rose Sherwood. Leon married his late wife Sara Williams on September 5, 1947. Mr. Randolph served his country during World War 2 in the US Navy which awarded him several medals. Prior to retirement, Leon was employed by Clover Gravel Corp. as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 832. He also was a longtime member of the Masonic Lodge.

Leon joined his wife of 61 years, Sara, when he passed on Wednesday. He is survived by his daughters, Sandra Gensamer of Sacramento, CA., Bonnie Goranson, Joyce (Russ) Webster and Lisa Abbott all of Conesus. 8 grandchildren, Paula, Laura, Debby, Cindy, Tracy, Kerri, Josh and Sara. 13 great-grandchildren. His Sister,Elva Gross of Cuba. several nieces and nephews. He also was predeceased by his sons-in-law, David Goranson, Donald Abbott,Jr. and Michael Gensamer.

Friends may call Saturday 3 – 6 PM at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 and 20 (21 Big Tree St.), Livonia where services will be held on Sunday at 3 PM with the Rev. David Hotchkiss officiating. Burial will take place in White Cemetery, Rushford on Tuesday at 10AM. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions, to the Livingston County HOSPICE, 2 Campus Drive, Mount Morris, NY 14510.To send condolences or further information please visit

J. Edson VanDerMeid

Livonia: John Edson “Ed” VanDerMeid, 90 years, of 10 East Ave. Livonia died Saturday August 23, 2008 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. Ed was born in Livonia, March 24, 1918 the son of Clarence and Florence Clapp VanDerMeid. He was a life long farmer, working with is his father and brother on the family farms in Avon and South Lima. Prior to fully retiring, he was employed by James Corcoran at Avon Farm Equipment. Ed served his country proudly in the US Navy during World War 2. He was a member of the Livonia Masonic Lodge, the Livonia Area Preservation and Historical Society, the Livonia United Methodist Church, and a former member of Livingston Country Club in Geneseo. He also served on the Board of Trustees at Union Cemetery in Livonia for many years.

He was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife Elizabeth C. “Betty” VanDerMeid on October 30, 2003. Ed is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law John E. “Cork” and Bonny VanDerMeid of Livonia; Ronald and Rosemary VanDerMeid of Livonia. His grandchildren, Scott, Matthew, Adam, Steven, and Kevin VanDerMeid. Brother and Sister-in-law, William and Shirley VanDerMeid of Livonia. Also his Sister-in-law, Gerry Tracy of MA and Brother-in-law Robert Chappelle of VT. Several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside service will be held Monday, September 8, 2008 at 11 AM in Union Cemetery, Big Tree Road, Livona for J. Edson VanDerMeid who passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2008. Memorial contributions to the Livonia Public Library, PO Box 107, Livonia, NY 14487 or the Livonia Area Preservation and Historical Society, PO Box 156, Livonia, NY 14487. Arrangements, Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. To send condolences or for further information please visit

Michael Jon Schettine

Dansville: Michael Jon Schettine 48 years of Logan Road, Dansville, died peacefully Tuesday August 19,2008 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester from unexpected medical complications.Michael had been hospitalized since August 1. He was born May 3, 1960, in Wellsville, NY the son of Jack Schettine and Linda Meyer.Mike was employed by RAF Tabtronics in Piffard, NY.

He leaves behind his loving fiance, Patricia Holling; His daughter, his pride and joy, Kari Schettine; His special daughter Nickie Bourg, all of Dansville. His parents, Jack (Bonnie) Schettine of Wellsville,NY and Linda (Ron) Carson of Waterloo,NY His siblings, Theresa Schettine of Geneseo,NY, Tony (Deanna) Schettine of Silver Creek,NY, Joseph (Marsha) Schettine of Elmore, Ohio, Julianne Georgeski of Hornell, NY, Katrina (Gordon Loscombe) of Linwood, NY, Tisa (Derek) Robbins of Wellsville,NY, Tasha (Joe) Emery of Wellsville; Step Brother, Chris Carson of Loomis, CA. Many much loved nephews, nieces, cousins, uncles, and aunts; also friends not the least his brother in hearts, Cliff (Karen) Evert of Rochester,NY

Mike had a life long appreciation of nature, enjoying fishing, wildlife, hunting and photography. He also enjoyed playing chess and his dogs, Buddy and Dukey.

Friends may call Friday, August 22, 2008 at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Route 15 and 20A, (21 Big Tree St.) Livonia where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 AM with the Rev. John H. Hayes officiating. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to Strong Memorial Hospital Heart and Vascular Center, 7th Floor, 601 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY 1464

Hugh M. Duncan

Avon: Hugh M. Duncan, 68 years of South Lima Road, Avon, NY died Friday August 15, 2008 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born in Rochester, NY August 11, 1940 the son of Hugh William Duncan and Bessie Yeager. He was raised by Samuel and Sarah Poles Lucas. He was a retired field superintendent with Elder Jones in Bloomington, Minnesota, and a member Local 85 Carpenters Union.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Joyce Hill Duncan; his children Hugh A. Duncan of Lima and Kimberly A. Duncan of Avon. His grandchildren, Lorena Walker, Ashley Duncan and Sarah Duncan. Sisters, Anna Thomas of Batavia, Beulah Coleman and Phyllis Griffin both of Rochester. Former daughter in law Sophia Duncan. Also many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Sunday 3-6 PM at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home,Inc. Routes 15 & 20A (21 Big Tree St.) Livonia where funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:00am with Bishop Clarence Turner officiating. Burial, East Avon Cemetery. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 1250 Hylan Blvd. Suite B, Staten Island, NY 10305-1946.

Mark C. Ahern

Livonia: August 8, 2008 at age 46 years. Survived by his wife, Wanda; His two sons, Benjamin Ahern and Ian Ahern, both at home; his parents Douglas and Theodosia Ahern of Penfield; brothers, Mitch (Sara Bennett) of Swampscott, MA and Chris (Tara) Ahern of Los Angeles, CA; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call Sunday, August 10, 2008 from 4-8 PM and on Monday 1-4 PM at The Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 and 20A Livonia. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday 11 AM at the Livonia Presbyterian Church, Route 20A, Livonia Center. Burial, Union Cemetery, Livonia. Friends and family wishing may make memorial contributions to an Educational Trust Fund for Mark’s sons at Five Star Bank, c/o John Haugh PO Box 579 Lakeville, NY 14480.

Betty J. Thompson (Schmeer)

Honeoye-Henrietta: Peacefully, August 7, 2008 at age 83 years at Wesley Gardens in Rochester, NY. She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Ivan. Survived by her son, Michael DeVelder. Her daughters, Carol (Robert) Rudolph, Lynda (Edward) Shaw, Donna (Lee) Bradley, and Laurie Radesi. Also, step-son Ivan Eric (Barbara) Thompson. Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her brother C. Ronald (Sharon) Schmeer and sisters, Marjorie (Gerard) Schimdt, JoAnne Harper, and Virginia Carson. Many nieces, nephews and her dear friends at Alpine Manor.

Betty was born on June 23, 1925 in Rochester NY the daughter of Robert Schmeer and Velma Mason.

Friends may call Saturday, August 9, 2008 from 2-6 PM at The Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Routes 15 & 20A, Livonia where funeral services will be held Sunday at 12 o’clock NOON with Rev. David Hotchkiss Officiating. Burial, Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye. Memorial contributions may be made to the Residents Activity Fund at Alpine Manor, 2714 Poplar Hill Road, Lima, NY 14485.

Betty June Mansfield

Macedon: Betty June Mansfield of Stone Street in Macedon, formerly of East Bloomfield, died August 5, 2008 at age 77 years at St. Johns Home in Rochester, NY. Predeceased by her sister Jean Monaco and brother Ben Forbes. Survived by and loved by her sister Mary Stringham of Canandaigua, her children; Diana (Bill) Burbank of Fairport, Cathleen (Harry) Schultze of Texas, Steven Mansfield of Bloomfield, Gerry Mansfield of Louisiana, Brenda (Leon) Colf of Florida, and Joyce (Mark) Lucas of Rochester. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Betty June was born August 4, 1931 in Canandaigua, NY the daughter of James Forbes and Stella Hook. She was a wonderful mother and friend who loved cooking, crafts, and playing games.

Friends are invited to a graveside service on Saturday August 9, 2008 at 10:00am at the Richmond Center Cemetery, County Road #37, Richmond, NY. Rev. Cory Keyes officiating services.

Matthew R. Gillen

Honeoye: Matthew R. Gillen, 55 years of Park Lawn Apatrments in Honeoye died Saturday August 2, 2008 at Rochester General Hospital. He was born February 17, 1953 in Rochester the son of George B. and Della Shutts Gillen. The School of the Holy Childhood and the Al Sigl Center, both in Rochester, were both very important parts of his life.

Matt is survived by his brothers, Scott (Elaine) Gillen, Kippley (Nancy) Gillen of Honeoye, Brett (Katherine) Gillen of Fairport, Timothy (Eileen) Gillen of Canandaigua. several nieces and nephews including Scott, Brendan, and Justin Gillen.

Friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass Wednesday August 6, 11 AM at St. Mary’s Church Route 20A, Honeoye, with the Rev. John H. Hayes officiating. Burial, Canadice Hill Cemetery. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the School of the Holy Childhood, 100 Groton Parkway, Rochester, NY 14623 or the Richmond Ambulance Fund, Honeoye, NY 14471

Everett S. Wargo III “BJ”

Avoca: Everett S. “BJ” Wargo,III, 23 years of State Route 415, Avoca, died suddenly August 1, 2008 at his home. He is survived by his mother, Linda Alsheimer of Avoca. His sisters, Jackie (Dave) Havens of Bath, Jill (Fred) Lehmann of Webster, Renee LeVesque of Wayland,Brenda Pruden of Webster. His brothers, Robert “Scott” Fontaine of Conn. and Roger (Miranda) LeVesque of Avoca. several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

No prior calling. Private memorial service will be held at the convience of the family. Memorial contributions to the Fingerlakes Humane Society, Hammondsport Road. Bath,NY 14810.