Rose E. Davis (Panipinto) – July 28, 2009


Henrietta: July 28, 2009 at age 78 years. Devoted mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. God called Rose home to be with him forever on July 28, 2009. Rose is the daughter of the late Charles and Louise Panipinto. She was born April 30, 1931. She was blessed with four beautiful children; Sandie McPadden, Ann French, Robert and Brian Bell. Eight Grandchildren; Tim and T.J. Andersen, Nicole and Meagan Bell, Shane Casey, Ryan, Ariel and Kiana French. Rose is survived by nine siblings, her fraternal twin Jim Panipinto, brothers Joseph, Carm, and Frank Panipinto; sisters Mary Pickell, Madeline Panipinto, Nancy McClusky, Theresa Stefonek, and Joan Sadler. She was predeceased by sister Anna and brother Samuel (Sammy) Panipinto. Rose leaves 31 nieces and nephews and numerous cousins. Rose’s heart and life always belonged to her beloved children and grandchildren. She constantly enriched their lives.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 & 7-9pm on Friday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc, Rte 15 &20a, 21 Big Tree St., Livonia. A Celebration of Life will be held at Good Shepherd Church, 3318 E. Henrietta Road, Henrietta, NY on Saturday morning at 10:30am. A Christian burial will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Livonia. Donations may be made in Rose’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road, Rochester, NY 14609. To send a condolence or for further information please visit

David W. Connor – July 27, 2009


Livonia: July 27, 2009 at age 64 years. Predeceased by parents Ted & Dorothy Connor and brother Ted Connor. Survived by wife Jackie Connor and children; Tammy (Mike) Ryan of Livonia and Mark (Elise) Connor of Conesus. Five Grandchildren; Steven Debattista, Tommy & Paige Ryan, Lauren & Matthew Connor. Brothers; John (Sandy) Connor and Joe (Emma) Connor. Sister Joyce Leadley. Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and many friends.

Dave was a life member of the Livonia Fire Department and involved in many organizations in the Livonia community. He was a member of the American Legion and Veteran of the US Army serving during the Vietnam War. Also a past president and founder of the Livonia Athletic Booster Club. Dave was instrumental in bringing Vince Lombardi football to Livonia and served on the Regional Board. In his career Dave worked for the Town of Livonia Highway Department, Boces, and The Livonia School District. He was a Past Town Councilman and also was founder of the Derby Dogs. He was known as a bargain hunter and collector of free items.

Family and Friends may call 1-4pm and 6-9pm on Thursday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Rte 15 &20a, 21 Big Tree St., Livonia. A celebration of life will be held on Friday morning at 10:30am at St. Matthews Church, 6591 Richmond Mills Rd., Livonia. Rev. Dan Finch will be officiating services. Burial to follow at Union Cemetery, Livonia. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Dave Connor Youth Athletic Fund, PO Box 59, Livonia, NY 14487. To send a condolence and for further information please visit

Kathryn E. “Kitty” Thoms – July 25, 2009

Livonia: Kathryn E. “Kitty” Thoms, 83 years of Cleary Road, Livonia died Saturday, July 25, 2009 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville after suffering a hip fracture last Wednesday July 22 at her home. She was born December 15, 1925 in St. Clair, Pa. the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Trokanski. Kitt was a member of the Harrison-Lee American Legion Post #283 Ladies Auxiliary and the Livonia VFW Post Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by her daughter Margaret (David) Mentzer of Clearwater,, Edward Trokanski of Livonia. several nieces & nephews.

Friends may call Tuesday 1-3 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 following calling hours at 3 PM with the Rev. David Hotchkiss, officiating. Burial, St. Michaels Cemetery. Livonia. Expressions of sympathy to the Harrison-Lee American Legion Post #283, Livonia, NY. To send condolences or share a memory please visit:

Dorothy Blanche Blair – July 25, 2009

Honeoye: Dorothy Blanche Blair, “The Pie Lady”, cherished Mother and Grandmother went home to the Lord peacefully,surrounded by her loving family on Saturday July 25, 2009 at the home of her daughter in Chili, NY, after a brief courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Baptist Hill, NY, September 17, 1929 the daughter of John and Ruth Granger DeSmidt.

Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, but her real passions were cooking, baking and sewing. She worked for the Town of Richmond for several years, all the while making her “boys” special treats. Once people got to know her, she quickly became their Ma or Grandma. She was always there to lend a helping hand and loved by all who knew her. Dorothy will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

The family is grateful for all the love and support given to Dorothy during her illness, especially to Shari Allen of Lifetime Hospice and Rev. Jeri Kober of the Allens Hill Church.

She is survived by her children, Patricia Wagner (Richard Kraebel) of Chili, John (Patricia) Blair of Honeoye, Kimberly (Glenn) Richardson of Honeoye. Stepchildren, Mary (Ed) Voelker of Bloomfield, Wanda (Mike) Boyd of Springwater, Douglas (Shayne) Blair of Springwater. Special canine friend, “Max”. 17 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren. Sister, Marjorie Boheen of Canandaigua. Sister-in-law, Jane and Lloyd Strang of Macedon. Several nieces, nephews, extended family and special friends.

Friends may call Monday 1-4 and 6-9 PM at the Allens Hill United Methodist Church where funeral services will be held on Tuesday 11 AM with Rev. Jeri Kober officiating. Burial, Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Allens Hill United Methodist Church, 3894 Allens Hill Road, Bloomfield, NY 14469 or the Humane Society of Monroe County. Arrangemnts, Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Homes, Inc. Honeoye-Livonia. To send condolences or share a memory, please visit:

Helen M. Johnson – July 23, 2009

Helen M. Johnson, 93 years, of Belcher Road, Bloomfield, NY, formerly of Chicago, died Thursday July 23, 2009 at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home in Livonia. She was born October 12, 1915 in Chicago, the daughter of Herman and Karen Jensen DeLeuran. She was predeceased by her husband Elver Johnson and her brothers, Albert and Raymond DeLeuran. Also, her Great-Great Grandchildren, Kaylee Johnson and Baby Boy Johnson.

Helen is survived by her children, Richard (Reba) Johnson of Vick, LA. and Lynn (Ron) Carlson of Bloomfield. Grandchildren, Karen (Michael) Mahoney, Laura (Gary) Zweig, Ronald Carlson, David Carlson, Kirsten (Sean McCarthy) Carlson and W. Randall Johnson. Great Grandchildren, Adam (Heidi) Cluts, Geneva Mahoney, Samuel Mahoney, Zachary Zweig, Selena Gagnard, Isaiah Mahoney, Shane Johnson,Emily Zweig, and Aydin Johnson. Great,great grandchildren, Addison and Collin Cluts. Several nieces and nephews.

Services at Lima Baptist Church, Route 15A, Lima will be held at a later date to be announced by the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Homes, Inc. Livonia-Honeoye. Expressions of sympathy to Lima Baptist Church, 1574 Rochester St. Lima, NY 14485. To send condolences or share a memory please visit:

Roxanne Darlene Monster – July 22, 2009

Dansville, NY: July 22, 2009, peacefully at her home, at age 56. Survived by her husband Ed Monster; sons E.J. (Holly) Monster and Josh Monster; sisters Kathy (Fred) Anderson and Bonnie Wollard; brother Joe (Cyndy) Rebisz; grandson Alex Monster; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Loving wife and mother. Enjoyed spending time with family, playing cards, movies and music. Attended Genesee Community College and SUNY Geneseo. Substitute teacher for the Dansville Central School District. Volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America. Funeral services private at her request. Memorial contributions may be made to the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 422 S. Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY, 14620.

Olive M. Shepard – July 22, 2009

Olive M. Shepard, 74 years of Pleasant Street Hemlock, NY died early Wednesday morning, July 22, 2009 at her home. She was born in Dansville, NY September 10, 1934. Olive was a retired employee of the former Champion Knitwear in Livonia, NY. She was predeceased by her husband Edwin on August 10, 1997.

Olive is survived by her children, Eileen Rauber of AZ, Kathy (John) Mastin of Springwater, Laurie Shepard of Hemlock, Michelle (Dawayne) Knudsen of Springwater, and Edwin (Kelly) Shepard of Springwater. 7 grandchildren, Danny, John, Jeff, David, Olivia, James & Brady. 6 great grandchildren, Brittney, Lucas, Blair, Bailey, Zoe, & Elijah. Sister, Barbara (Bob) Roth of Clifton Springs. Nieces & nephews.

Friends may call 2-4 & 7-9 PM Friday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Big Tree St. Livonia where services will be held Saturday at 11 AM with Rev. Richard Hass officiating. Burial, Richmond Center Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy to Noyes Hospital ICU Unit, 111 Clara Barton St. Dansville, NY 14437 or Livingston County Hospice, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris, NY 14510. To send condolences or share a memory, please visit:

Edward Burton Beam – July 17, 2009

Edward Burton Beam of Bermuda Run, North Carolina, died July 17, 2009, at the age of 83, after a brief battle with cancer.

Ed Beam was born in Hemlock, New York on August 23, 1925 to Floyd and Pauline Burton Beam and was a graduate of Hemlock High School. After being discharged from the US Army Air Corps after World War II, Ed attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, where he graduated in 1949. While in college he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and was active in the student newspaper, student radio station, yearbook and many other social and academic honorary organizations.

In his professional life Ed Beam’s interests ran the gamut. After college he joined the family business, Beam & Company, becoming the fourth generation to work in the grain and milling industry. He operated facilities in Seneca Falls and the Portland Point grain elevator in Ithaca, New York which was one of the largest grain elevators in the East with a storage capacity of over three million bushels.

After he sold the business in 1964, Beam owned and operated a number enterprises. He had an importing business, became a licensed stock broker and even spent time as a consultant to the Jim Beam Distilleries in Kentucky.

In 1969 Ed was asked to become the Vice-President of Cook-Gauntlett Travel Agency in Ithaca. A few years later he purchased the agency and renamed it Beam Travel Center. In his years as President of the agency he grew the business, opening offices at Cornell University and the University of Iowa as well as working with many businesses and other schools on their travel needs including designing overseas student tours and programs. Beam Travel was one of the first in its field to computerize the ticketing and reservation process over a system which would later become part of the Internet. During his years in the travel
industry Ed toured the world, having visited every continent and over 80 countries. He flew on the Pan-Am inaugural trans-Atlantic flight of the 747 and on the British Airways inaugural flight of the Concord between Washington and London. Ed Beam sold the agency and retired in 1985, and three years later he and his wife Carolyn moved to Keowee Key in South Carolina.

Throughout his life Ed Beam was active in a diverse group of social and philanthropic organizations. He achieved the level of 32 degree Mason, was a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary, a Commander in the Ithaca Power Squadron and headed the United Way Fund in Tompkins County. Ed remained active even into his later years retiring as the President of the Resident’s Association at Bermuda Village just this past May.

Ed Beam also was an active supporter of higher education and the arts, having been a member of the Presidents Associates at St. Lawrence University, earning the Distinguished Service Award from Ithaca College, he also was a major donor to the Performing Arts Center at Cornell University and the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at Clemson University.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carolyn Messner Beam, and his three sons, Edward Jr. of Plymouth, Massachusetts; Daniel of Los Angeles, California and John of Burbank, California. He is also survived by his sister, Geraldine Barnard of Hemlock New York, numerous nieces and nephews and two dogs, Hannah and Freddy.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to:

The Chapel Fund
c/o Rev. David Burr
Bermuda Village
142 Bermuda Village Dr.
Advance, NC


Habitat for Humanity International
121 Habitat Street
Americus, GA

The interment will be at the family cemetery in Honeoye, New York. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Samuel G. Rizzo – July 9, 2009


Samuel G. Rizzo, 74 years, of West Bloomfield, formerly of Honeoye, died Thursday July 9, 2009 at the Veterans Hospital in Canandaigua. He was born in Geneva, NY June 29, 1935, the son of Joseph and Gladys Crawford Rizzo. A graduate of Geneva High School, he became involved while being a student there in the Geneva Apple Knockers Drum and Bugle Corp. This was a highly competitive marching band that competed all over the country.

After graduating from SUNY at Brockport in 1957, he taught at Bloomfield Central School for one year, during which time he was drafted into the Army, where he was trained as a Medic. He served his country for two years, being assigned to Army bases in both Texas and Alaska.

Upon discharge from the Army, he resumed his teaching career at Georgetown Central School, where he met and married, Gayle, his wife of 46 years. They eventually moved to Honeoye, where he continued his teaching career. Although he loved the community of Honeoye, knee problems played a major role in relocating to West Bloomfield and a home with fewer stairs.

Sam was a Physical Education, Health and Driver’s Ed teacher beginning in 1964. He coached football at Honeoye until the program was discontinued. He also was involved with coaching baseball and girls basketball. Many that were associated with him during his coaching and teaching career, both students and fellow teachers, will remember him for his easy going and dry sense of humor.

Sam received his Rabbit Judging license in 1959. This allowed him to judge anywhere, including all over the US, Canada and Bermuda. He judged the the first rabbit show ever held in Alaska. He enjoyed working with his rabbits and sharing his knowledge with youth to expand their knowledge and interest. He judged may 4H shows at which time the youth were able to gain more knowledge from him regarding rabbit breeding and showing.

He served as secretary of the American Breeder’s Association for many years, before becoming a director and serving in that position for many years. Sam was one of the founding fathers of the Finger Lakes Rabbit and Cavy Breeders Association, holding the positions of secretary, treasurer and president at various times over the years. He also was a member of the NYS Rabbit Breeders Association and served in many official capacities over the years.

Sam was also an avid fisherman, who enjoyed his yearly, family fishing trip to Canada for over 30 years. This trip was made with two other families and it became a competitive week of trying to catch the biggest bass, and the hold the trophy for the following year.
He was a member of the NY State Retired Teachers Association and the Hemlock-Honeoye American Legion Post.

Besides his wife Gayle, he is survived by his children, Debbie ( Chuck) Webb of Waterloo, and Linda (Ray) Johnston of Lima. 7 grandchildren, Andrew, Amanda, Nick, & Jake Webb. Tara & Vincent Gerringer and Adam Johnston. his brother, Glenn (Sandy) Rizzo of Swansboro, NC. several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Freinds may call Sunday 4-7 PM at the Kevin W. Doughtery Funeral Home, Inc. 8796 Briggs St. Honeoye. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. John H. Hayes, Monday July 13, 11 AM at St, Mary’s Church, Route 20A, Honeoye. Freinds wishing may make memorial contributions to the NY State Rabbit and Cavy Breeders Association, Youth Scholarship, c/o Deborah Vecchio. PO Box 33, Parish, NY 13131 or the Amercan Cancer Society. To send condolences or further information, please visit:

William I. VanZandt – July 7, 2009


William I. VanZandt, 87 years, of Cleary Road, Livonia died Tuesday July 7, 2009 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, where he had been a patient since July 3. Bill was born in the family home on VanZandt Road in Livonia, June 6, 1922, the son of William and Jennie DeGraff VanZandt. He was a life long farmer who belonged to many agricultural groups along with the former Conesus Milk COOP. He was predeceased by his wife Mildred Brisbane VanZandt in 1994 and his son Frank VanZandt in 2004.

Bill is survived by his loving companion, Merlene Turnquist of FL; his daughter-in-law, Barbara VanZandt of Livonia; his grandson, William H. VanZandt of Livonia. his grandchildren, Wyatt, Clayton, and Rider VanZandt. Also, many dear friends.

Friends may call Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 and 20A,
21 Big Tree St. Livonia where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:30 AM with the Rev. John H. Hayes officiating. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemtery, Geneseo, NY. Expressions of sympathy to the Noyes Kidney and Dialysis Center 4616 Millenium Drive, Geneseo, NY 14454. To send condolences or further information please visit:

Audrey M. Gould – July 3, 2009


Springwater/Avon: July 3, 2009 at age 66 years. Predeceased by parents Theodore and Edna Eggers. Survived by son Todd (Jean) Sheehan of Fairport and daughter Nicole Sheehan of Avon. Brother, Edward (Kathy) Eggers of Lowman, NY, sisters; Carolyn (Herb) Tinney of Springwater, Diana Eggers of Elmira, and Eileen (Andy) Catts of Marcellus. Grandchildren; Chad Tubbs, and Trevor & Megan Sheehan.

Audrey was born January 2, 1943 in Waverly, NY to parents Theodore and Edna Eggers. She graduated from Horseheads High School in 1961. For many years Audrey worked as a Packaging Manager for Springwater Sprouts in Honeoye Falls, NY.

Family and Friends are invited to a memorial service at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Rt 15&20a, 21 Big Tree Street, Livonia, NY on Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 1:00pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Teresa House, 21 Highland Road, Geneseo, NY. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Eugene “Father” Huff – April 20, 2009

Livonia’s Eugene “Father” Huff dies at 95:

One of the most beloved members of the Livonia community passed away on April 20th at the Roanoke (Va.) United Methodist Home. Eugene R. Huff and his wife Monica had only been living at this assisted-living facility in Virginia for only a few weeks before his death.

Huff, affectionately called “Father” by just about everyone who knew him, was born in Richmond Center, NY, on January 9, 1914. He was involved in education throughout his long life. He graduated from what is now SUNY Geneseo in June 1935, majoring in grammar. Five years later he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education. In addition to attending Geneseo State Teachers College, Huff studied at or received degrees from Albany and Buffalo State Teachers Colleges and Cornell University. Gene’s first teaching assignment was at Rural #7 School in Honeoye (1935-1939). He then taught at Victor Central until he was hired as an agricultural teacher at Livonia Central School in 1941. He remained a major presence at Livonia schools until retiring in 1970.

Gene Huff was very proud to having been a member of the Livonia Rotary Club for 61 years. He once served as club president (1956-1957) and was a Paul Harris Fellow. Huff was honored in 1982 as “Rotarian of the Year” at the “Rotary Quad Cities Dinner” (an annual event attended by members of the Livonia, Geneseo, Avon and Caledonia-Mumford Rotary Clubs).

Always active in sports, Huff coached Junior Varsity basketball for five years and track/cross country for 19 years; he was also a soccer coach. Because of his long-term dedication to Livonia Central School sports, the track at the school’s Saunder’s Field was named “The Huff Track” at a special ceremony in 2008.
His community involvement went well beyond Livonia schools and his Rotary club. He was a Boy Scout scoutmaster, a Sunday school teacher at his church, a member of the local Grange, and a Livonia Village Board member for more than a dozen years. Despite all this, he found all the time he needed to have one of the best gardens in town.

Gene Huff is survived by his wife of 70 years, Monica; son David and daughter-in-law June Huff of Seneca, SC; son Donald and daughter-in-law Peg Huff; daughter Carol and son-in-law Mike Stanley; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. For the last 20+ years of his life, Gene and Monica Huff split their time between homes in Livonia and Barefoot Bay, Florida.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service 11:00 AM, Saturday, August 8 at the Livonia United Methodist Church, 21 Summers Street, Livonia. A private family burial service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Eugene “Father” Huff Scholarship Fund, c/o Livonia Rotary Club, P.O. Box 307, Livonia, NY 14487. To send condolences or for more information, please visit

Ernest E. Lane – July 1, 2009

Lane, Ernest E.

Livonia: Ernest E. Lane, 75 years, Lake Glen Drive, Livonia, NY died Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at his home. He was born August 21, 1933 in Charlestown, West Virginia the son of Russell and Mary Law Lane. He was employed as a welder at Todd Steel Co. in Point of Rocks, MD. He was a member of the United Steel Workers of America.

He is survived by his wife Ethel Robinson Lane; Sons, Alex (Brenda) Lane of Lakeville, William, Ernest, Jr., and Kenneth Lane all of Livonia. Daughter, Lorie Preddie of Rochester. 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren. Sister, Phyllis Lane of Harrisburg, Pa., Kay Lane of Charlestown, West Virginia. Several nieces and nephews.

Private funeral services will be held at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. in Livonia. Expressions of sympathy to the Livonia Ambulance Fund, PO Box 8, Livonia, NY 14487. To send online condolences or further information please