Jane F. Dimmick – January 30, 2009

Conesus/Tonawanda: January 30, 2009 at age 77 years. Predeceased by her husband Richard W. Dimmick and daughter Jacquelyn A. Rampe. Survived by daughters; Susan J. (Paul) Bridger of Lockport, NY and Cynthia L. (John) Curtis of Morton, NY. Sister, Rosamond (Heinz) Siegwarth of Youngstown, NY. Sister-in-law MaryLou Tonner of Conesus, NY and son-in-law Paul Rampe of Cleveland, Ohio. Six Grandchildren, two Great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Jane was born September 22, 1931 in Syracuse, NY the daughter of Walter Dossert and Frances Scheuer. She was a secretary for many years at the Erie County Department of Social Services in Buffalo, NY. Jane loved her home on Conesus Lake and her friends in the Conesus United Church community.

Friends may call Monday from 6-9pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Rte 15 & 20a, 21 Big Tree Street, Livonia. Funeral services Tuesday at 10:30am at the Conesus United Church, Rte 15, Conesus. Memorial contributions may be made to the Conesus United Church, 6199 S. Livonia Road, Conesus, NY 14435. To Send a condolence or for further information please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Marjorie A. Cornelius – January 29, 2009

Charlotte/Geneseo: January 29, 2009 at age 93 years. Our Mother, Best Friend, Gammy , Great Gammy, Tex, Miss Bambi, Yellow Rose of Texas was escorted into Heaven by her Guardian Angel. To meet her Lord and Savior to shine and dance among the stars forever.

Born in Streetman Texas she was a real red headed country girl whose love of dance and a good time never faded all her life. A friend to everyone and a positive attitude always.

Predeceased her husband John E. Cornelius in 1960. Survived by son James (Gwen) Cornelius of Grand Prarie TX, daughter, Patricia (Steven) Titus of Conesus, NY. Grandchildren; Melissa Gillum, Tracy (Bryan) Birosak, Wendy Thurston, Courtney Simmons, and Christopher Thurston. Great Grandchildren; Shea and Brett Gillum, Jacob and Jonathan Birosak, Logan Jason Wood, Owen Simmons, and Lauren Thurston. Extended family; Mel and Mary Ellen Campbell of Greece, NY, Jill Wood, Jeff (Stephanie) Campbell, Charlie and Bard Sundlof and Michael Eve, Michele and Mike Addy, Betsy Jensen, Bettie Boop, Marylou George, Catherine Emmons, Lorraine Golding, and all her friends and Charlotte Harbortown Homes and Teresa House.

Marlene E. Freeman – January 27, 2009

Lima: Marlene E. Freeman, 71 years. of Lake Ave. Lima, NY died Tuesday January 27, 2009 at FF Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua, NY. She was born August 2, 1937 in Rochester,NY, the daughter of Leonard and Adeline Coleman Marvin. She was an avid bingo player who loved to socialize with her friends and family. She was retired from the former Sunny Vending in Rochester. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Freeman in 1999.

Marlene is survived by her children, Robert (Merrilea) Freeman of LeRoy, Karen (Manuel) Limuti of Springwater, Linda Freeman of Rochester, Leonard (Janet) Freeman of Livonia, Milee Sue Freeman (Cheryl Blake) of Hayes, VA. several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Siblings, Leonard “Butch” (Rose) Marvin, Evelyn Marvin, Donna Joyce, Douglas Marvin, Darlene (Dan) Bennett, Dawn Marvin, Heather Marvin.

Friends may call Saturday 2-4, 7-9 PM at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 and 20A, 21 Big Tree St. Livonia where services will be held on Tuesday at 11 AM. with the Rev. Gerry Metz officiating. Burial, Oakwood Cemetery, Penfield. Expressions of sympathy to the Lupus Foundation, 500 Helendale Rd. Rochester, NY 14609. To send condolences please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Rhea G. Root – January 23, 2009

Lakeville: Rhea G. Root, 87 years of Stone Hill Road, Lakeville died on Friday January 23, 2009 at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home in Livonia after a lengthy illness. She was born March 9, 1921 in Susquehanna, PA the daughter of Stanley and Grace Stone. She was a member of the Harrison-Lee American Legion Post Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing euchre and doing crossword puzzles in her free time. Rhea was predeceased by her son Gary Comfort in 2002.

She is survived by her husband of thirty years, George D. Root. Her children, Joanne (Nate) Guzzardi of Mount Morris, Jimmy (Janette) Comfort of Kansas City, MO and Mark (Teri) Comfort of Wadsworth. Her daughter-in-law, Joyce Hagan of Wadsworth. 3 grandchildren, Beamer (Renee) Guzzardi, Jennifer Guzzardi, and Carrie Ann Monticino. Her great grandson, Tyler Guzzardi. Brother, Fred (Betty) Stone of Elmira, Sisters, Ethel Wyant of Hornell, Geraldine McKnight of Zepherhills, Florida. several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Sunday 2-5 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 AM with the Rev. Mark Steigler officiating. Burial at the convience of the family in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, York. Expressions of sympathy to the Alzheimer’s Association, 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620.

Robert E. Nolan “Bob” – January 21, 2009

Former Monroe County Commuications Director

Rochester/Honeoye: Robert Nolan, long time publicist and public relations professional in the Rochester Community, died January 21st 2009 in Ocala, Florida after a brief illness. He was 66. He is survived by his loving wife Barbara (Weitz.)

A Long time resident of Perinton (Bushnell’s Basin) Nolan retired in 2004 as Deputy Director of Communications for Monroe County. Nolan also worked as Public Information Officer for the Sheriff’s Office during his county career.

Before joining the county, Nolan was Director of Public Relations and Corporate Communications at First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Rochester starting there in 1982. He previously was a self employed communications consultant providing advertising and public relations services to corporate, municipal, political, and retail clients.

Nolan is a past president of the Rochester Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and is a recipient of the Sharleen M. Bruse Award, the highest professional award offered by the chapter. He was a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Growing up in the 19th ward of Rochester, Nolan was a graduate of Our Lady of Good Council grammar school and West High School. He joined the Air Force in the early 60’s as a military policeman and later in Information Services, serving in Portsmouth N.H. and Spain. After service he moved to California where he attended Los Angeles City College and graduated from California State University at Los Angeles with a BA in journalism. He also held a MA in Mass Communications from SUNY Geneseo.

Interested in the theater from an early age, Nolan was an actor with the Rochester Community Players and was an actor while living in California. In later years he was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the High Falls Film Festival.

Active in scouting as a youth, he had a love of the outdoors all his life. He was an active member of the Honeoye Fish and Game Club and was never happier than being out in hunting season or working with the tractor on his property in Honeoye. Nolan kept a boat at Lake Ontario for many years and realized a boyhood ambition and became a pilot in the 1980’s.

He served on the Perinton Planning Board from 1981 to 1987. He also served on the Monroe County Airport Development Advisory Council, Strong Children’s Medical Center Advisory Board, and the Advisory Board to the Vietnam Veterans Outreach Center. Nolan was a past president of the St. John of Rochester’s Men’s Club and a past member of the Rochester Press Radio Club Charities. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, The Ancient Order of Hibernians and the American Legion.

Bob is survived by his wife Barbara Wietz Nolan and his father John H. Nolan. Predeceased by his mother, Patricia (Dwyer), and his brother Timothy.

Survivors include his brother, John P. Nolan and his wife Ginger (Rochester); His sister, Nancy Collins and her husband Neil (Boston); his brother, Terrance Nolan, and his wife, Barbara (Rochester); his sister, Deborah Reilly and her husband Terence (Baltimore); brother in law Wayne Wietz and his wife Shannon (San Antonio); brother in law Wesley Wietz and his wife Linda (Hamlin) and numerous nieces, nephews, and counsins..

Friends may call Friday, January 30, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc. Routes 15 & 20A (21 Big Tree Street) Livonia. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 11AM at St. Matthews Church on Rte 20A in Livonia. Spring Interment. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 15 Prince Street, Rochester, NY 14607. To send condolences, please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Marion C. Teed – January 15, 2009

Hemlock: Marion C. Teed, 71 years, of Curtice Road, Hemlock, NY died Thursday evening January 15, 2009 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville, after a brief stay at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home in Livonia. She was born in Rochester, February 19, 1937 the daughter of Charles and Leona Barney Grundman. She was predeceased by her husband Kenneth Teed.

Marion is survived by her daughters Rose (Lester) Wheeler of Leicester and Veronica (Pete) Wheeler of Groveland. her son, William (Sharon) Moore of Howard. 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. her brother Harold (Laura) Grundman of Honeoye. several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Monday 4-8 PM at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 and 20A (21 Big Tree St) Livonia where services will be held on Tuesday at 1:30 PM with Deacon Roger Loomis officiating. Burial, Richmond Center Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy to the Richmond Ambulance Fund PO Box 469 Honeoye, NY 14471. To send condolences, please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Mary H. Goyette “Janette” – January 14, 2009

Honeoye: Mary H. “Janette” Goyette 86 years of Homestead Lane, Honeoye died Wednesday January 14, 2009 at her home. She was born in Honeoye, August 14, 1922 the daughter of Walter and Mary Jane Potter Hamilton. She was a former member of the Honeoye-Hemlock American Legion Post Auxiliary. Prior to retiring she was employed by 3M, Eastman Kodak, and National Cash Register. She had also resided in Florida prior to moving back to Honeoye in 1990.

Janette was predeceased by her Husband Robert Goyette, Her Son, Richard Ace, and Her Brother Donald Hamilton. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Deborah Goyette of Henrietta, her daughter and son-in- law Sharon and Larry Coon of Honeoye. 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Her Brother, Leonard Hamilton of Honeoye. several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call 2-5 PM Sunday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Briggs St. Honeoye where funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 AM. Burial, Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye. Expressions of sympathy to the Richmond Ambulance Fund, PO Box 469, Honeoye, NY 14471. To send condolences: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Doris E. Laber – January 13, 2009

Livonia: Doris E. Laber age 85 years died on January 13, 2009 at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home in Livonia, NY. She was born on July 20, 1923 the daughter of Albert Wood and Minnie Roth. Doris had resided in Florida prior to moving back to New York State several years ago. When in New York Doris resided at the Vienna Gardens in Phelps, NY and the Conesus Lake Nursing Home until her passing.

Doris is survived by her son Willis (Gail) Slocombe of Naples, NY and daughter Donna Oroian of Florida. Also survived by four grandchildren. Funeral services private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc. www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Strasburg, Bernard, Arthur “Barney” – January 10, 2009

Livonia: Barney was quite a Story Teller. Those that had the chance to sit and share stories with this Amazing Man, always walked away with an education for sure! You could talk for hours and he left you Hungry for More. As one “Special Friend” said, “My only regret is that I didn’t know him sooner!” After 53 years, his son Jon, was still able to learn from this educator up until his last breath.

This man wore many hats in life; He was a husband, a father, coin collector, historian, walking book of knowledge, a source of laughter, a carpenter, lamp maker, heavy equipment operator for the Livingston County Highway Department, a miniature lamp collector, a book collector, a knife maker, the “CHESS MASTER”, he was an expert strategist, and excellent judge of character, he was a man of few words but those words were Strong!

HE IS A MARINE! Barney always said: “Once a Marine, Always a Marine.” Barney always enjoyed the stories about Mama Cindy Soldier Program and enjoyed reading the letters and e-mails sent to Mama Cindy from the soldiers. He so enjoyed seeing the pictures from the Military of the Present and began to share “His” Military stories in the “United State Marine Corps.” I always told Barney, He was my Marine of the past, My Marine of the Present and will ALWAYS be My Marine in my heart FOREVER!

If you would like to give a donation instead of flowers, you can make your checks out to: Mama Cindy Soldier Program and send to 5002 Old Bald Hill Road, Hemlock, NY 14466. To learn more about this program, please take a moment to visit the website: www.mamacindy.freesevers.com.

Barney felt this would be a gift that would Keep On Giving. GOD BLESS! Mama Cindy, AKA Cynthia L. Strasburg.

When I Get To Where I’m Going

When I get where I’m going

On the far side of the sky

The first thing that I’m gonna do

Is spread my wings and fly

I’m gonna land beside a lion

An run my fingers though his mane

Or I might find out what it’s like

To ride a drop of rain

Yeah when I get where I’m going

There’ll be only happy tears

I Will shed the sins and struggles

I have carried all these years

And I’ll leave my Heart wide open

I will Love and have “No Fear”

Yeah when I get where I’m going

Don’t cry for me down here.

I’m gonna walk with my grandaddy

And he’ll match me step for step

And I’ll tell him how I missed him

Every minute since he left

Then I’ll hug his neck

So much pain, so much darkness

In this world we struggle through

All these questions I can’t answer

So much work to do

But when I get to where I’m going

And I see my Makers face

I’ll stand forever in the light

Of His Amazing Grace

Yeah when I get where I’m going, There be only happy tears,

Hallelujah! I will Love and have no fear, when I get to where I’m

Going, Yeah when I get where I’m going

Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton – Rivers Rutherford/George Teren

Strasburg, Bernard A. “Barney”

Livonia: Bernard “Barney” Strasburg, 81 years of South Livonia Road, Livonia died Saturday morning, January 10, 2009 at the home of his son in Hemlock. He was born in Lebanon, NY September 26, 1927 the son of Lawrence and Nellie Merrifield Strasburg. Barney was a proud veteran of World War 2 having served in the US Marine Corps. He was retired from the Livingston County Highway Department where he was employed as a heavy equipment operator. He was an avid reader, chess player, coin collector along with having a host of other interests. Barney was predeceased by his wife Katherine in 1982.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Jon and Cindy Strasburg of Hemlock; gransdon, Michael Strasburg; great-grandsons James and Gavin Strasburg. His sister, Dorothy Artlip of Cohocton; several nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

Friends may call Monday 2-4, 7-9 PM at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 and 20A (21 Big Tree St) Livonia where services will be held on Tuesday at 11 AM. Family and friends are encouraged to bring their memories of Barney to share. Spring Burial, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Lima. Expressions of sympathy to Mama Cindy’s Soldier Program 5002 Old Bald Hill Road Hemlock, NY 14466.

Ralph A. Durbin – January 10, 2009

Conesus Lake: Ralph A. Durbin 87 years, of Clearview Drive, Geneseo, formerly of Conesus Lake, died Saturday January 10, 2009 at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home in Livonia after a lengthy illness. He was born in Rochester, NY October 31, 1921 the son of John and Inez Perry Durbin. A World War 2 Marine Pilot, he was a life member of the Conlon-Mulvaney American Legion Post. Ralph was an avid bowler, and member of antique car clubs, model train clubs, airplane clubs, and he also collected Chevrolet Corvairs. He also was a member of the Livonia Masonic Lodge. Prior to retirement in 1975, he was a tool and die maker at Rochester Products for over 33 years.

Ralph is survived by his wife Thelma; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Lee Smearing of Tenn., Thomas and Marlee Smearing of Mich., Marty and Judy Smearing of Livonia.9 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren. His sister, Ruth Fanton of Mendon. several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends are invited to attend funeral services Tuesday 2:30 PM at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 and 20A (21 Big Tree St.). Livonia. Sping burial, Lakeview Cemetery, Groveland. Expressions of sympathy to the Geneseo Ambulance Fund, PO Box 428, Geneseo, NY 14454. www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Hintikka, Dale, E. “Dutch” – January 9, 2009

Placerville, CA: Dale “Dutch” Hintikka age 68 years passed away on January 9, 2009. Dutch was born on February 3, 1940 in Superior, Wisconsin. He is predeceased by his parents, Thelma and Heimo Hintikka, and a nephew, Daniel Quinn. Survived by his sister, Phyllis (Thomas) Quinn of Bristol, NY. Also survived by nieces, nephews, and cousins.

There will be no calling hours. A service will be held on Saturday morning, January 17, 2009 at Chapel of the Pines, 2855 Cold Springs Road, Placerville, CA, 95667. Donations can be made to El Dorado Care Center, 3280 Washington Street, Placerville, CA, 95667.

Schilling, Helen F. – January 6, 2009

Canandaigua/Conesus: Helen VanBrunt Schilling age 95 years died at the home of her daughter in Conesus, New York, January 6, 2009. She was formerly of Little Silver and Oceanport, New Jersey. For the past eight years Helen resided at the Quail Summit Senior Living Center in Canandaigua, New York. Helen was predeceased by her husbands Louis S. VanBrunt in 1962 and Lawrence J. Schilling in 1990.

She is survived by two daughters; Gwendolyn (Greg) Cole of Conesus, New York and Jacqueline (Jere) Rutberg of Covington, Georgia. Also survived by Grandsons; Jared (Jennifer) Rutberg and Jacob (Jessica) Rothfuss. Granddaughter Jennifer Rutberg. Also survived by two Great-grandchildren; Kyle and Conner Rutberg.

Helen was a graduate of Jersey City State College who later matriculated at the College of Education in Greeley, Colorado. Helen began her teaching career in 1935 at the Middletown Township teaching seventh grade where she was for twenty-three years. Helen then taught seventh grade English in Markham Place School, Little Silver, New Jersey for twenty-two years. Helen retired in 1982 after enjoying many years in education.

She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Little Silver, New Jersey. She belonged to the following organizations; National Education Association, New Jersey Retired Education Association, Monmouth County Retired Education Association, Adah Chapter #5 – Order of Eastern Star, Shrewsbury Senior Homesteaders, S.E.A.R.C.H. Auxiliary, and also served as President, Vice-President, and Recording Secretary for Red Bank Chapter of Doborah.

A Memorial Service to be held on Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 2:00pm in the meeting room at Quail Summit Senior Living Community, 5102 Parrish Street Extension, Canandaigua, New York. For further information please visit; www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com.

Charles A. Butera “Charlie” – January 1, 2009

Livonia: Charles A. Butera, age 86 years of Route 15, Livonia died on Thursday, January 1, 2009 at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home in Livonia, where he had resided the past few years. He was born in Pitston, Pa. August 29, 1922 the son of Louis and Josephine Paulumbo Butera. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II and retired from Mangurians Furniture in Rochester. Charlie married the former Meta Machols on August 19, 1950.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Meta. His daughters, Lynn (Scott) Woodworth of Conesus Lake and Sue ( Martin) Wester of Livonia. Grandchildren, Christopher, Ryan, Jeffrey and Joshua. Sisters, Theresa Butera and Rita O’Connor both of LeRoy. several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to attend Funeral Services Saturday January 10, 2009, 1 PM at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 & 20A (21 Big Tree St) Livonia, with the Rev. John H. Hayes officiating. Burial will be private.Expressions of sympathy to the Livonia Ambulance Fund, PO Box 8 Livonia, NY. To send online condolences, please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com