Rowley, Thelma I.

November 25, 2008
Honeoye: November 25, 2008 at age 90 years. Predeceased by husband Raymond S. Rowley, son Stanley Rowley, and brothers Otis and Gordon DeClercq. Survived by children; Robert (Annalee) Rowley of Florida, Gordon( Jean) Rowley of Honeoye, Alice (David) Mayewski of Caledonia, and Raymond Rowley of Canandaigua. Also survived by daughter in law Kathy Rowley of Honeoye. 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call Sunday, November 30, from 12-2pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 8796 Briggs St., Honeoye. Funeral services will be held following calling at 2pm. Burial will take place on Monday morning Dec. 1, 2008 at 10:00am at Union Cemetery, Livonia. Memorial contributions may be made to the Richmond Fire Dept, PO Box 469, Honeoye, NY 14471. For further information or to send a condolence please visit:

Samuel N. Finocchario – November 25, 2008

South Lima: Samuel N. Finocchario, 53 years, of South Lima Road in South Lima died suddenly, November 25, 2008 at Strong Memorial Hospital from injuries involving an accident at his home. He was born in Canandaigua, NY, June 25, 1955 the son of Natale and Lucy Cicero Finocchario. Sam had a life long love of farming, which included his collection of Farmall tractors. He was a 29 year employee of the former Niagara Mohawk Corp which then became known as National Grid being based in Avon, NY. He was a member of St. Matthews Church in Livonia and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Employees. He was predeceased by his Father, Natale Finocchario and his Father-in-law, Leonard Willard.

Sam is survived by his wife, Donna K. Finocchario; his children, Nicholas (Jennifer) Finocchario of Rochester and Melissa (Matthew) Wise of Springwater; his mother Lucy (Cicero) Finocchario of South Lima. his sisters, Catherine Finocchario of South Lima, Marylu (Bill) Bean of South Lima and Christine Finocchario of Mount Morris. his mother-in-law and father-in-law. Nancy and and Irv Cooper of Lakeville; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Also, his loving dogs, Shiloh and Lily.

Friends may call Friday 1-3 PM and 6-9 PM at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 and 20A (21 Big Tree St) Livonia. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. John H. Hayes on Saturday 11 AM at St. Matthews Church Route 20A, Livonia. Burial, St. Michaels Cemetery, Livonia. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Humane Society at Lollipop Farm, 99 Victor Road, Fairport, NY 14450 or St. Matthews Church Building Fund PO Box 77, Livonia, NY 14487. To send condolences or further information, please visit:

Kranz, Mary J. (nee Conley)

November 24, 2008
Buffalo: November 24, 2008. Beloved wife of 64 years to Maynard B. Kranz. Devoted mother of James (Brenda) Kranz of Fredonia, Kathleen (Mark) Dorobiala of Draper, UT, Linda (Christopher) Loewer of Pittsburg, PA and Thomas (Cynthia) Kranz of Conesus, NY. Former mother-in-law of Selene Kranz. Loving grandmother of Noelle,Lauren, James, Christian, Eryn, Adam, James (Elyse),Christina, Anna,Jonathan, Teresa, Caleb, Matthias, Timothy, and Andrew. Dear Aunt of Daniel Garigen. Much loved sister of John Conley and the late Dorothy (John) Rider. Sister-in-law of Joan Kaminski and the late Robert (Jeanne) Kranz, Helen Conley, and Jack Kaminski. Also survived by many nieces and nephews,

The family will be present on Friday from 1-4 and 6-8 PM at (Harris Hill Chapel) Amigone Funeral Home,Inc. 8440 Main St. Clarence, NY where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:15 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church at 11 AM. Friends are invited. In honor of Mary, please remember to smile, plant a tree, and tell those you love, that you love them. To send an online condolence please visit:

Bright, Frederick L.

November 18, 2008
Geneseo: When Fred Bright passed away on November 18, the Geneseo community lost one of its most celebrated coaches, sports legends and friend.

On May 19 of this year, Bright was honored by the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) at its annual awards banquet. He received the Damore Distinguished Service Award for his numerous years of commitment and growth of the conference.

Bright coached SUNY Geneseo’s women’s soccer team for 14 years, compiling an all-time conference record of 177-62-17. Over this period his teams won four SUNYAC championships, five ECAC Upstate NY Tournament crowns, appeared in three consecutive NCAA tournaments, and even reached the Final Four in 1994, his final year of coaching.

His interest in sports went well beyond soccer. He coached Geneseo’s men’s tennis teams from 1975 to 1980, achieving a notable 36-22 record. He made major contributions to SUNYAC’s operating codes for both women’s tennis and soccer.

Bright was named SUNYAC Soccer Coach of the Year (1985) and the National Soccer Coaches Coach of the Year/Northeast (1994). His many coaching achievement were also recognized when he took home the coveted Rochester Area Sportsman Award in 1988.

When he wasn’t coaching, Bright held of number of other posts at SUNY Geneseo. These included Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education (1971-1995), Chair of the Health and Physical Education Department (1984-1991), and Director of Sports Information (1991-1995).

Fred Bright married Joan Fisher 46 years ago. The Brights have two daughters (Carol and Sharon) and one son (Jeffrey); all are SUNY Geneseo graduates. They also have three grandchildren.

Bright was active in many community activities, including a dozen years as a member of the Geneseo Rotary Club. He served on the Board of Directors of Rotary’s camp for handicapped for seven years. From 1975-1985 Bright was the director of the American Cancer Society’s annual tennis tournament.
A native of Aaronsburg, Pennsylvania, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Lock Haven State College (1957), his M. Ed degree in Recreation Education from Penn State (1962). He did his military service in Europe from 1957 through 1959. He taught physical education in Lehighton, Pennsylvania (1959-1961) and was a recreation specialist with the State of Vermont (1962-1964) before joining the SUNY Geneseo faculty in 1964.

After his official retirement in 1995, Fred turned his attention to another of his great passions: telling stories. Some of his favorites will appear in the soon-to-be-published “SUNY Geneseo: From Normal School to Public Ivy.”

To all those who wish to honor Fred Bright’s memory, please consider a donation to The Geneseo Foundation, Erwin 201, 1 College Circle, Geneseo or to The Teresa House, 21 Highland Road, Geneseo. Private services to be held for the family. For more information or to send a condolence please visit

Kevin D. Coughlin

November 15, 2008
Conesus: Kevin D. Coughlin, 53 years, of Elm Street Conesus died suddenly Saturday, November 15, 2008, at Noyes Hospital in Dansville, NY after being stricken at his home. He was predeceased by his parents Harlie and Mary Coughlin.

Kevin is survived by his son Rory Coughlin of Conesus and Rory’s Mother, Patti Woodruff, and his girlfriend, Liz Doyle. His brothers, Tim (Pat) Coughlin of Burlington, Vermont, Chris (Paula) Coughlin of Lima, Brian (Linda LoCastro) of Rochester. His sister, Moira (Greg Gales) of Conesus. His aunt, Ellen LaVigne of Hemlock, His uncle and aunt, Joseph and Catherine LaVigne of Spencerport. nephews and nieces: Tim, Eric, Amanda, Erin, and Harley Coughlin. Many dear friends.

Friends may call 4-7 PM Tuesday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 and 20A (21 Big Tree St. ) Livonia. His Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday 11 AM at St. Matthews Church Route 20A Livonia. Burial, St. Michael Cemetery, Livonia. Friends wishing may make memorial contribution to Livonia Ambulance Fund PO Box 8 Livonia, NY 14487. To send condolences please visit:

Stanley W. Rowley

November 14, 2008
Honeoye: Stanley W. Rowley, 62 years, of County Road 37 died Friday November 14, 2008 at his home. He was born in Livonia, NY, April 10, 1946 the son of Raymond and Thelma DeClerck Rowley. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Eastman Kodak Co. He was predeceased by his grandaughter, Emily Anne Rowley.

Stan is survived by his wife Kathy White Rowley; his sons David (Christina) Rowley of Honeoye, Mark (DeAnna) Rowley of Conesus and Matthew (Melissa) Rowley of Honeoye. 4 grandchildren Jennah, Erika, Alexander, and Lindsey. His mother, Thelma Rowley of Honeoye. 3 brothers, 1 sister, Robert (Annalee) Rowley of Florida, Gordon (Jean) Rowley of Honeoye, Alice (David) Mayewski of Caledonia and Raymond Rowley of Farmington. several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call Monday only, 6-8 PM at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. 6796 Briggs St ( 1 block south of Route 20A) Honeoye where services will be held on Tuesday at 11 AM. Rev. Brian Krause will be officiating the service. Friends wishing may memorial contributions to Richmond Fire Dept or Richmond Ambulance Fund PO Box 469, Honeoye,NY 14471. To send condolences or further information please visit:

C. Tim Fergerson

November 8, 2008
Canadice: Tim Fergerson, 66, passed away peacefully on November 8, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his life partner of 48 years, Arlan “Lan” Cady, mother Norma Fergerson, father Chester Fergerson. He is survived by his brother Terry Fergerson, nieces Darcy and Elisabeth, nephew Jesse Fergerson, uncle Stanley Fergerson, aunt Janet Jaquay, numerous cousins, and many dear and devoted friends.

Tim was a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), and an Assistant Professor of Art at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at RIT where he developed and directed the first NTID Art Gallery. Tim was an active member of the Genesee Valley Antique Dealers Association and a certified appraiser. He was a partner in Canadice Farm Antiques and House DiChristopher Design, served on the Boards of Sonnenberg Gardens and the Corn Hill Historical Preservation Association, and belonged to the Honeoye, NY Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Tim was a member of the Fabric Workers Union and the Bristol Hills Players. For many years he was an active member of the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery and served as co-chair of the Art and Antiques segment of the annual Channel 21 Auction. Tim will be lovingly remembered for the creative energy and artistic talent he brought to every aspect of his life.

A celebration of Tim’s life will be held Saturday, December 6, 2008, at 1:00 PM at St. Luke’s and St. Simon Cyrene, 17 South Fitzhugh Street, Rochester, NY.

Donations may be made in Tim’s memory to the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Road, Fairport, NY 14450. For further information or to send a condolence please visit:

Elizabeth A. Struble “Liz”

Conesus: Elizabeth A. “Liz” Struble 73 years of Conesus-Springwater Rd, Conesus, died Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at Hornell Gardens where she had resided since July. She was born in Sparta, NY on August 1, 1935 the daughter of Harland and Helen Holbrook Presler.

She was predeceased by her brother Harold Presler. Liz is survived by her husband of 54 years, Ray E. Struble; her children Donald (Jeanne) Struble of Conesus and Sharon (Jim) Lucey of Hemlock; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Monday November 10, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc, Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Big Tree Street, Livonia where services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00am. Burial will take place at Greenmount Cemetery in Dansville, NY. As Liz was a victim of Creutzfeldt-Jacobs Disease, the family is suggesting memorial contributions to the CJD Foundation, PO Box 5312, Akron, OH 44334. To send a condolence or for further information please visit: Also,

Myrtle M. Farrell “Myrt”

Avon: Myrtle M. Farrell “Myrt” died November 4, 2008 at Kirkhaven Nursing Home at age 88 years.She was born October 31, 1920 in Avon New York the daughter of Rex and Maryetta Litte Moulton.

She was predeceased by her husband Thomas R. Farrell. Myrt is survived by her children; Thomas “Bucky” Farrell of Avon and Mary Brownell of Corpus Christi, Texas. Her grandchildren; Tammy Titus of Vermont, Kristy Coleman of Avon and Heather (Andy) Zimmer of Honeoye Falls. Also survived by eight great grandchildren. Many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Myrt was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of East Avon for many years. Myrt was also involved with several civic and farm related organizations.

Friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 11:00 am at the East Avon Cemetery. Rev. Dr. Thomas Taylor will be officiating services. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Future Farmers of America, PO Box 68960, Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960. To send a condolence or for further information please visit

Geraldine R. Cole “Gerry”

Avon: November 3, 2008 at age 92 at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home. Born June 25, 1916 in Buffalo, NY “a female bull.” Predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Leslie “Slate” Cole; parents Edwin and Edna Bull; sister Virginia Borden and grandson John Stocking.

Survived by her children; Beverly (Thor) Luther of Conesus, Margaret Stocking of Sun City Arizona, Leslie L. Cole Jr. of Livonia. Daughter-in-law Elma “Ron” Reed. Four grandsons; David (Lisa) and Michael (Kathleen) Luther, Matthew (Jen) Cole and Jason (Keri) Cole. Also survived by five great grandchildren including “a new baby girl” the first girl in our family in 64 years! Also many nieces and nephews.

Mother was a proud lifelong Republican – A member of Town of Avon, County, and State Republican Committees. She proudly represented District 5 in Avon for approximately 50 years! Also she was active in the Avon PTA in the 1950’s and 1960’s holding offices at the local and state level. A member for 60 plus years of the Central Presbyterian Church in Avon where she held many positions over the years. Her favorite being the “childrens room” where she helped children Christmas shop for their parents and family. Then there was the “Rebecca Lodge # 492” where she was a proud member for over 50 years and was Nobel Grand several times. There was also the Local and County Home Bureau where she held numerous positions and filled our home with all sorts of crafts from silver trays to sewing screens! Golly, she was busy! She took such pride in all her various interests….each one was her favorite. Mom will be missed.

The family is very grateful for the wonderful and compassionate care given to Gerry by the entire staff at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home.

Friends may call Thursday, November 6, 2008 from 6-9:00pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc, Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Big Tree Street, Livonia, NY. Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 2:00pm at the Central Presbyterian Church in Avon. Burial will take place following at the Avon Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Central Presbyterian Church, 133 Genesee Street, Avon, NY 14414. To send condolences or for further information please visit:

Josephine G. Schwartz “Jo”

Honeoye/Livonia: Josephine G. “Jo” Schwartz of Lake Ends Lane in Honeoye formerly of Livonia died Saturday, November 1, 2008 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. She was born in Perry, NY the daughter of Edward and Mabel McGill Gavin. Jo was predeceased by her husband John, on January 15, 1981. She was a graduate of Warsaw High School and received her BS in Nursing Education from the University of Rochester. Prior to retirement, she was employed at Rochester Psychiatric Center, and the Monroe Community College where she retired from in June 1981. She was a member of the RPC Retirement Group, MCC Foundation, and the MCC Retirement Group. She was also recognized as a Professor Emeritus at Monroe Community College.

Jo is survived by her nieces Vicki Smith, Toni Thomas, and Sandy Johnston. nephew, Ben Gavin. Also, step children, Sandra (Chris) Croff of Montana, Stephen (Barbara) Schwartz of Michigan, Kathleen Keeling of Montana. grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Friends may call Thursday November 6, 2008 from 4-7 PM at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 and 20A Livonia where funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 AM with the Rev. John H. Hayes officiating. Burial, Union Cemetery. Livonia. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Richmond Ambulance Fund, Honeoye NY 14471 or the Monroe Community College Foundation. To send condolences or further information please visit: