Melvin C. “Butch” Cronk – November 25, 2009

Melvin C. “Butch” Cronk, 66 years, of Honeoye died Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at the Vincent House in Wayland. He was born in Rochester, NY December 18, 1942 the son of Chester and Sadiemae DeVos Cronk. Butch retired from the City of Rochester after 35 years of service. His interests were many and included hunting, fishing, NASCAR, also owning and driving vintage cars.

He is survived by his wife Marlene (Jeanne) Wilson Cronk; his sister, Sandy Archer of OK; granddaughters, Ashley, Amber, Tiffany, Taylor and Jaci. Step-children, Kelly and Kirk Brockman of Rochester, Eric Sackett of Irondequoit and Scott Sackett of Greece. Nephews David and Dan Archer and Ralph Majchrzak. Many life long friends including Erik, Gary, Joe, Charlie and Camacho, Hector, Tom, Mike, and Barry.

Friends may call Wednesday December 2, 2009 5-8 PM at Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Big Tree St. Livonia, where a celebration of his life will be held Wednesday evening. Memorial contributions to the Vincent House, 310 Second St. Wayland, NY 14572. To send condolences or share a memory, please visit:

Jean T. Leasure – November 22, 2009


On Sunday morning, November 22, 2009, at nearly 82 years of age, Jean Theresa Leasure of Rochester and Conway, South Carolina passed after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by many of her loving family members. Jean is survived by husband of 56 years, C. Jay Leasure, sons C. Jay III and wife Eva of Honeoye Falls, Rick and wife Jeanne of Brighton, and daughters Luellen Leasure of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Jeanne Leasure and husband Steve Levin of Boulder, Colorado.

Jean was infinitely proud of her family and a deeply devoted Mother and Grandmother. Together, she and Jay had 4 children, 13 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and expecting one more great grandchild in March. Her grandchildren include Jennifer Leasure who passed in June of 2008, Ryan (Nikki) Graham, Cleason Jay Leasure IV, Jason (Margarita) Graham, Maggie (Andy Webster) Leasure, Jack (Kelly) Leasure, Kasey Leasure, Ben Leasure, Samantha Leasure, Anna Leasure, Ben Leatherwood, Maddie Levin and Ava Levin. Great grandchildren include Dorothy Leasure and Isabella Graham.

Born on November 28, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York, Jean was the only child of Maria and Angelo Pesce. She moved to Rochester in 1951 and met husband Jay at the Country Club Diner in 1952. The couple married in 1953 and went on to own and operate 4 restaurants of their own spending 45 years making customers smile in Rochester and Livingston County. Jean was a very hard worker and generous with customers and employees alike. She was arguably the world’s cleanest and most organized woman. Jean will be missed by many as she touched so many lives. Before her death, she asked of her family and friends to remember the good times and celebrate a life well lived.

Friends may call Friday, November 27, 2009 from 3-7 pm at the Merton H. Kays Funeral Home, Inc. 59 Monroe Street, Honeoye Falls. Her Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, November 28, at 9 am in St. Louis Catholic Church, 64 S. Main Street, Pittsford, NY with the Rev. Kevin Murphy officiating. Private burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the Visiting Nurse Hospice Care of Rochester, 2180 Empire Blvd., Webster, NY 14580 or to the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, Box 704, Rochester, NY 14642. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit

Miklos “Miki” Szoczei – November 22, 2009

Conesus: Miklos “Miki” Szoczei, 69 years of Marrowback Road, Conesus died suddenly, Sunday November 22, 2009 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville. He was born November 24, 1939 and raised in Tet, Hungary, the son of Istvan and Irene Eore Szoczei. In 1956 at the age of 17 he escaped from communist controlled Hungary and immigrated to the US. He resided in NYC with his father’s relatives, the Salamons, eventually making his way to Rochester. At age 22, he was proud to become a US citizen. Miki was a member of Local 03, Bricklayers Union for 28 years working as a mason.

He was the beloved husband of Terry Nichols Szoczei; devoted father to Elaine (Kurt) Brehm of Springwater, Miklos Szoczei of Canandaigua and Steven (Cindy) Szoczei of Waldorf, MD., cherished grandfather of Delaney and Markus Brehm, and Bailey Szoczei. loving son of Istvan and Irene; brother of Irene of Hungary.

The family is celebrating his life privately. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Livonia Ambulance Fund, PO Box 8, Livonia, NY 14487. Arrangements, Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Honeoye-Livonia. To send condolences or share a memory please visit:

Irene E. Hergenroder – November 18, 2009

Honeoye: November 18, 2009 at age 78 years. Predeceased by son John H. Hergenroder. Survived by husband of 60 years, Donald Hergenroder. Children; Donene Conole of Rochester, Kathleen Kuntz of DuBois, PA, Paul Hergenroder of Springwater, Jane Hergenroder of Rochester, Janet McConnell of DuBois, PA, and Mark (Betty) Hergenroder of Rochester. Sister; Karen (Robert) Bowser of DuBois, PA, Brothers; Charles (Colleen) DeChurch of Renton, WA and Nicholas (Marge) DeChurch of Big Run, PA. Also survived by 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and friends.

Irene was born August 22, 1931 in Sykesville, Pennsylvania to parents Anthony and Mary (Phillips) DeChurch. She worked many years as a dedicated employee of the Rochester City School District. Irene was a member of the St. Mary’s Rosary Society and also an active member of the Honeoye-Hemlock American Legion Auxiliary.

Family and friends may call today (Sunday) at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 8796 Briggs Street, Honeoye, from 3pm-7pm. A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church, 8961 Main Street, Honeoye, on Monday at 10:30am. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s cemetery and Rev. John Hayes will be the celebrant. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary’s Rosary Society, 8961 Main St., Honeoye, NY 14471 or the Honeoye-Hemlock American Legion Auxiliary, PO Box 478, Honeoye, NY 14471. To send a condolence and for further information please visit

Dorenne H. Babcock – November 18, 2009

Dorenne H. Babcock, 71 of Clara Barton Street, Dansville, died Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. She was born May 12, 1938, in Silver Springs, NY the daughter of Georg and Hazel Gould Totten.

Predeceased by her daughter Kathy Tuttle, Dorenne is survived by her children, Karen Koch of Newark, NY, Richard “Dutch” (Bobbi Murphy) Buchholz of Hornell, and Kenneth (Sharon Conrad) Keppen of Springwater; 9 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; a sister, Alice Bzduch of Perry; lifelong friend, Tom Kiehle of Sparta; longtime grateful friend of Bill W.; nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Sunday 2-4 at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Big Tree Street, Livonia where services will be held on Monday at 1 PM. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Geneseo. Memorial contributions may be made to your local animal shelter. Following the burial, the family will receive friends for a period of fellowship and refreshments at the Dansville Hook and Ladder, Clara Barton Street, Dansville. To send condolences or share a memory, please visit,

Edna B. Ingerick – November 16, 2009

Edna B. Ingerick, 71 years of Reed Road, Richmond, NY died Monday November 16, 2009 at Highland Hospital In Rochester, after a long illness. She was born in Richmond, August 1, 1938 the daughter of Gilbert and Annabelle Reed Rowley. She was married to Joseph W. Ingerick on September 11, 1954.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph; children, Steven (Bonnie) Ingerick of Richmond, Kenneth (Lucy) Ingerick of Richmond and Lisa Pummell of Dansville. 7 grandchildren. 1 brother Gilbert (Alice) Rowley of Honeoye, 1 sister, Jane (Alfred) Cratsley of Canadice. Several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service Monday, November 23, 2009, 7 PM at the Honeoye United Church of Christ, Route 20A, Honeoye, with the Rev. Brian Krause officiating.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Eastview Kidney Dialysis, 120 Victor Heights Parkway, Victor,NY 14564. Arrangements, Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Honeoye-Livonia. To send condolences or share a memory please visit:

Rose M. Faust – November 15, 2009

Rose M. Faust, age 77 of Morgan Estates, Geneseo, formerly of Omaha, Nebraska, died Sunday, November 15 at Highland Hospital. She was born in Cedar Rapids, Nebraska on July 26, 1932 daughter of John and Ellen Hurst Leonovicz. Prior to her retirement Rose worked for Mutual of Omaha and Fireman’s Insurance Fund.

Rose is survived by her loving children, Theresa Morsch of Conesus; Mary and Greg Stickelmaier of Indianapolis, IN and Edward Faust of Conesus. Beloved caregiver and granddaughter, Jenny and James McManus. Adult grandchildren, Michele Lofink and William Morsch, Jr.; 8 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great granddaughter; brother Jonh and Dianne Leonovicz of Bellvue, Nebraska; nieces and nephews.

The family extends their deepest gratitude to Morgan Estates Assisted Living in Geneseo, NY, for their loving care of Rose. Also, a special thank you to Dr. Eagen Allen, Dr. Daniel Mendelson, John Canham, PA & the staff at Highland Hospital West 4, for your compassion, sincerity and outstanding care.

Family and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass, 11 AM Friday, November 20, at St. Matthew Church, Route 20A, Livonia. Burial, St. Michael’s Cemetery. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, 435 East Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620. Arrangements: Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Livonia-Honeoye. To send condolences or to share a memory please visit:

Rosemary L. Wester – November 14, 2009


Rosemary L. Wester, 82 years of Railroad Ave. Conesus died Saturday November 14, 2009 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Rochester, NY January 18, 1927 the daughter of John and Mildred Grienkey Sofie. She served for many years as Conesus Town Clerk prior to her retirement. Rosemary was a member of the Conlon-Mulvaney American Legion Post Auxiliary in Conesus, the Livingston County American Legion Auxiliary and the Livingston County Town Clerks Association. In her earlier years, she also served in leadership roles with the Cub Scouts. A member of the former St. Williams Church in Conesus and St. Matthews Church in Livonia, she was active in the Rosary and Altar Society.

Predeceased by her husband, Donald F. Wester in 1989. Survived by her children, Donald and Heather Wester, Charles and Laurie Wester, and Debra and David McNicholas, all of Conesus. 9 grandchildren, Travis, Jennifer and Amy Wester. Faith and Nathan Wester. Brandi Carr, Crystal (Shawn) Konzel, Melissa and Shannon McNicholas. Nieces, nephews & cousins.

Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 at Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Big Tree St. Livonia. Funeral Mass Thursday 11 AM, St. Matthews Church, Route 20A, Livonia with the Rev. John H. Hayes officiating. Burial, Arnold Cemetery, Conesus. Memorial contributions to the Conlon-Mulvaney American Legion Post Auxiliary, Conesus, NY 14435. To send condolences or share a memory, please visit:

Michael J. Dick – November 6, 2009


Michael J. Dick, 59 years of Hayward Hill, Canadice, formerly of Columbus, Ohio died Friday November 6, 2009 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY after a lengthy illness. He was born in Rochester, NY September 10, 1950 the son of Jack G. and Julia Nagy Dick. Mike was a 1968 graduate a Pleasant View High School and then furthered his education at Ohio State University where he attained his BS Degree in Economics. He served his country in the Vietnam War where he was awarded a purple heart along with countless other medals and awards. Very active, along with his wife Karen, in community affairs, Mike was an avid lighthouse collector, a NASCAR and Casey King fan, and was one of the best Ohio State Buckeye fans. He was Past Commander and member of the Honeoye-Hemlock American Legion Post, Past Patron of the Honeoye Eagle Masonic Lodge, and Past Associate Patron of the Honeoye Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Along with being employed by C.H. Beverage Distributors of LeRoy, NY, Mike and his wife, owned and operated Libertees Custom Imprinted Apparel in Canadice. As a talented actor, Mike participated in many local plays and musicals which he delighted to be part of.

Mike is survived by his wife Karen; step-sons, Robert S. and Lisa Graham of Georgesville, OH., Aaron H.J. and Sara Graham of Bloomfield, NY; 3 grandchildren, Tyler R.R. Graham, Marcus B. Graham and Abigail J. Graham; brothers, John G. and Patricia Dick of Fairhope, AL, David M. and Linda Dick of Columbus, OH; sister Ann P. and Robert Thompson of Fairport; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call Tuesday 3-7 PM at Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Big Tree St. Livonia. A Celebration of Mike’s Life will be held Wednesday, 11:30 AM at the Canadice United Methodist Church, Canadice Hill Rd., Canadice with Rev. Mary Martin, the celebrant. Graveside services will be held in Georgesville, OH, at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Canadice United Methodist Church, 5945 Canadice Hill Rd., Springwater, NY 14560, or the Honeoye Eagle Chapter #350, Order of the Eastern Star, 125 Longview Blvd., Livonia, NY 14487. To send condolences or share a memory, please visit:

Cora C. Brinkerhoff – November 2, 2009


Cora C. Brinkerhoff, 89 years of Wildbriar Drive, Livonia, formerly of Dunkirk, NY died Monday November 2, 2009 at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home in Livonia after a brief stay. Mrs. Brinkerhoff was born in Aldon, NY, October 18, 1920 the daughter of Frank and Carrie Studeman Will. She was a member and past matron of Sylan Eastern Star Chapter #258 in Dunkirk. She also was active in the Conesus and Livonia Senior Citizen Clubs and was active with TRIAD in Livingston County and a member of the Livonia United Methodist Church. Cora was a retired bookeeper at Fadales Empire Distributing in Fredonia. Cora grew up in Dunkirk, and graduated from Dunkirk High School in 1938. Following graduation, she attended Chowns Business College in Buffalo and Dunkirk Business Institute. In April, 1939, she married Albert S. Brinkerhoff, and resided in Buffalo during World War 2, prior to moving back to Dunkirk. Upon Mr. Brinkerhoff’s retirement, and his declining health, they moved to the Livonia area to be closer to son Albert and his family. Cora was a very outgoing lady who enjoyed all of her friends and family, as well as shopping and traveling with her fellow Senior Citizens.

Cora was predeceased by her husband Albert S. Brinkerhoff in 1988 and her grandson, NY State Trooper David C. Brinkerhoff in 2007. She is survived by her sons, Albert and Mary Brinkerhoff of Livonia, Roy and Ruth Brinkerhoff of Buffalo, Richard and Linda Brinkerhoff of Trinity, Florida, 10 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

Friends may call Wednesday 4-8 PM at Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Big Tree Street, Livonia where funeral services will be held Thursday at 10AM with Rev. David Geer officiating. Burial to follow, Chapman Cemetery, Hopewell, NY. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the Livonia United Methodist Church, PO Box 23, Livonia, NY 14487 or the Livonia Food Pantry, PO Box 223, Lakeville, NY 14480. To send condolences or share a memory, please visit: