M.H. “Pat” Sharpe – January 31, 2011


South Livonia: Pat Sharpe, 95 years, of South Livonia Road, South Livonia, NY, died Monday, January 31, 2011 at Highland Hospital, Rochester, where she had been a patient for the past week. She was born in South Livonia, December 22, 1915 the daughter of Jerome and Jessie Kennedy Simpson., In 1972, her husband, Donald predeceased her. Also, predeceasing her was her siblings, Geraldine Kiehle, Jean Fox, Claude Simpson and Edward Simpson. Pat was a life long member of the South Livonia United Church of Christ. She was active in many organizations including the Women’s Kennell Club, National Womens Bowling Tourament where she served as a delegate, many senior groups where she enjoyed thier many bus trips and card games. A member of the American Kennel Club, at one time she operated Pat’s Poodles & Stud Service. An avid sports fan and player (bowling & golf), she enjoyed watching the Buffalo Bills and never missed the opportunity to watch her grandchildren and great-grandchildren participate in their school sports and college games whether home or on the road. Pat was also a long time Grange member.

She is survived by her children, Edward (Leslie) Sharpe of Hemlock and Karen Moran of South Livonia. 8 grandchildren,Donna Hritz, Marty and Ken Sharpe, Kaitin, Casey, Shane, and Brendan Moran and Troy Rossborough. 8 great grandchildren, Aden, Kevin, Andy, Emily, Ryan, Jacqueline, Kimberly and Michael. her sister, Velma Simpson of San Diego, CA. Many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Friday 4-7 PM at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Big Tree St. Livonia. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the South Livonia United Church of Christ, Route 15, South Livonia at 1 PM with Rev. Sue Forsythe officiating. Spring Burial, Oak Ridge Cemetery, South Livonia. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the South Livonia United Church of Christ, PO Box 35, Livonia, NY. To send condolences or share a memory, please visit:

George W. Mitchell – January 27, 2011

George W. Mitchell, 90 years, of Manitou Road, Spencerport, NY died Thursday, January 27, 2011 at Westgate Nursing Home in Chili. He was born in Rochester, NY December 29, 1920. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a lens grinder at Bausch-Lomb in Rochester, where met his late wife, Beverly.George was a ham radio operator, an avid bird watcher and photographer. He also enjoyed travelling and collecting stamps.

Survivors include his siblings, William Mitchell and Gertrude Langen. Also, many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at Parma Union Cemetery. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Unity Health Foundation, 1555 Latta Road, Rochester, NY 14610. Arrangements, Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Livonia-Honeoye. To send condolences or share a memory please visit

Earl L. Mastin – January 26, 2011


Earl Mastin, of Canadice, passed away January 26, 2011 at the age of 98. He is survived by his wife Helen Hilliard Mastin of 68 years, a woman he dearly loved and attributed to his long and successful life.

Earl is also survived by his sister, Irene Rowley McPherson of Honeoye, brother Ivan (Virginia) of Springwater, sister-in-law Grace Mastin of Honeoye, his dear cousin Wilson and Sylvia Mastin and their family, many nieces, nephews, good friends and wonderful care givers.

He was predeceased by his brothers and their wives, Elwin(Emeline), Otto(Lottie), his brother Harold and his sister and her husband Onolee(Amos) Jenks.

Earl was born March 31,1912, the third son of Lemon and Clara Mastin. All together, there were 5 boys and 2 girls. He attended the Gull school house in Honeoye for his first 8 grades. He would walk to school each day The first order of business each morning was health inspection checking the faces, neck and hands for cleaniness. Earl attended Honeoye High School for his 4 years graduating in 1930. His brother Otto and sister Onolee went to school with him in and horse and buggy and then in a 1917 Model T touring car.

After graduating from high school, Earl worked with his father on the farm and for the Canadice Telephone Co. installing poles and wires. In 1931, Earl went to Teachers Training Class in Canadaigua for 1 year. That enabled him to teach at the Gull School in Honeoye. After teaching for one year, Earl went to Geneseo Normal which is now the Geneseo State University. He drove a 1929 Model A Ford Coupe to Geneseo. He did practice teaching for 10 weeks at York Grade School. Earl then got a job teaching at Frost Hollow School where he taught for 8 years. He then went to Honeoye Grade School where he taught 7th and 8th grades.

Around 1942, Earl went back to work with his father on the farm. He married the love of his life Helen in 1942 and they worked the Huff farm just south of his father’s farm. In 1945, Earl and Helen bought the family farm from his father. Helen and Earl farmed together with Helen driving tractors and a 1945 Ford truck to plant and harvest crops. They had 25 dairy cows which were milked by hand twice a day. Earl also hauled milk in cans for 25 years. Helen had 700 laying hens. Eggs were washed and put into cartons and sold to people out of their house.

In 1959, Earl was elected Supervisor of the town of Canadice and also served on the Ontario County Board of Supervisors for 14 years. On Earl’s 95th birthday, the town of Canadice proclaimed March 31 of every year as “Earl Mastin” day.

Earl served on the Board of Review for the Canandaigua National Bank for 35 years.

For many years, Earl wrote articles for the Canadice Chronicle entitled “As I Saw It”. These included good times gone by in Canadice and the surrounding area as well as good friends he had met along the way.

In Earl’s later years, he would write poems. Some of his best poems were about his wife Helen. He has told us all many times how fortunate he was to have Helen for his wife.

The last year of his life was made easier by all of the care givers that gave him love as he reciprocated with his famous “Earl Smile”.

Earl was born in the same house he died in. He lived there all his life except for the 2 years Earl and Helen farmed the Huff farm. Everyone has been made a better person as a result of a relationship with Earl.

Friends are invited to attend services Saturday, February 5, 2011, at 11 AM in the Canadice United Methodist Church. Spring Burial, St. Bridgets Cemetery, East Bloomfield.Memorial contribuitions to the Richmond Ambulance Fund, PO Box 469, Honeoye, NY 14471 or Canadice United Methodist Church, 5949 Canadice Hill Rd. Springwater, NY 14560. Arrangements, Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Honeoye-Livonia. To send condolences or further information please visit:

Roy James Patterson, Sr. – January 9, 2011


South Livonia: November 19, 1932 – January 9, 2011. Predeceased by parents, Leo and Elizabeth Patnode Patterson. In-Laws, Ruffus and Annie Leeper. Infant son, Jonathan Andrew Patterson, daughter, Nadeen Patterson Walsh, Son-in-law, Scott E. McKay & Sister-in-law, Evelynn Patterson. Survived by Wife of 59 1/2 years, Mary Leeper Patterson; Children, Roy Patterson, Jr., Jill Patterson (Jeff White), Victoria Patterson, Matthew Patterson Sr., Cynthia Patterson (Kenneth Akers), Lisa Patterson McKay, Ruth Patterson (Tony Fountain) & son-in-law, Kevin Walsh. 18 Grandchildren, Lorinda DeCerbo, Roy Patterson III,Nicole Cunningham, Ryan Patterson, Jessica Gramkee, Jennifer Simzer, Matthew Patterson,Jr., Elizabeth Godbee,Mark Patterson, Emily Patterson, Stephanie Marshall, Jacinda Hacker, Julia McKay, Amanda McKay, Scotty McKay, Gregory Walsh, Meghan Walsh, Johnathan Roy Fountain. 13 great-grandchildren,Joey DeCerbo, Gina DeCerbo, Brodrick Patterson, Lynessa Patterson, Lysette Patterson, Brenner Patterson, Raymond Simzer, Darryl Simzer, Halie Simzer, Wyatt Patterson, Margaret Godbee, Morgan McKay, Kaila Marshall. Brother, Leo Patterson. Cousin, Viola Bezio. Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law, Fredrick & Patricia Leeper. Good friends,Ron Hicks & Ray Schlassing,Dick Sand, & Don Taft. many nieces & nephews.

Roy enjoyed farm life in Penfield,NY as a boy. He helped on his family farm as a young man. Then moved to South Livonia, NY with his bride Mary, in December 1951. Roy continued to farm for a few years before starting a carpentry business, which he continued until his retirement.

Roy enjoyed his family. He also enjoyed his cup of tea and sweets while finding out what was going on in your life. He always had a story to tell. Roy enjoyed the Adirondacks and Canada for vacations with the family. He spent time on family geneaolgy and also in his tool shop working with his tools. However, one of his most favorite activities was driving his John Deere tractor around his South Livonia property.

Roy was baptized as a Jehovah’s Witness on August 3, 1949. He was active in the preaching work. He was one of the orginal seven who started the Avon, NY Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He was part of the building group and was instrumental in the building and remodeling of many Kingdom Halls in NYS, NJ, & PA. He also assisted with disaster relief work. Most of all, Roy was loved and adored by his wife & children, family & friends.

Friends may call Tuesday Jan. 11, 2011 from 4-8 PM at Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Big Tree St. Livonia. Memorial talk will be held Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, 2 PM at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 5590 Lake Rd. (Route 15) Avon. Memorial contributions to Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall Fund. PO Box 124, Avon, NY 14414. To send condolences or further information, please visit:

Maynard B. Kranz – January 6, 2011


Clarence/Conesus: June 7, 1921– January 6, 2011. Preceeded in death by Mary J. Kranz, his beloved wife of 64 years. Devoted father of James (Brenda) Kranz of Fredonia, NY, Kathleen (Mark) Dorobiala of Draper, UT, Linda (Christopher) Loewer of Pittsburgh, PA and Thomas (Cynthia) Kranz of Conesus, NY. Former father-in-law of Selene Kranz. Loving grandfather of Noelle, Lauren, James, Christian, Eryn (BJ), Adam, James (Elyse),Christina, Anna, Jonathan, Teresa, Caleb, Matthias, Timothy, and Andrew. Much loved brother of Joan Kaminski and the late Robert Kranz. Brother-in-law to the late Jeanne Kranz, Jack Kaminski, John (Helen) Conley, and Dorothy (John) Rider. Special Uncle to his many nieces and nephews.

The family will be present for visitation on Saturday, January 8, 2011 from 3-6 PM at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 21 Big Tree St., Rts 15 & 20A, Livonia, NY. Visitation will also be held on Sunday, January 9, 2011, 1pm -5:30pm at Amigone Funeral Home,Inc. 8440 Main St. Clarence, NY. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 10, 2011, 10:30 AM at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 4275 Harris Hill Rd, Williamsville, 14221. Burial will follow at White Chapel Memorial Park, Amherst, NY. In honor of our Dad/Grandpa, please wear orange and read a book. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Clarence Public Library (3 Town Place, Clarence, NY 14031), and /or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (address above). To send a condolence or further information please visit: wwww.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

J. Michael Jones Esq. – January 4, 2011


Conesus Lake, NY: Died peacefully January 4, 2011 surrounded by family and dearest friends at 74. He was born February 21, 1936 to James V and Bernadine Jones.

Mike left Charlotte High School at the age of 17 to become a congressional page in Washington, DC. After graduating from the page school and high school he went to Syracuse University where he received a Bachelors degree in Political Science in 1958. There began his lifelong passion for Syracuse Orange Athletics. Immediately following his graduation from SU he taught History at Coxsackie Prison before being drafted in the United States Army. Inspired by his father James V Jones, an attorney in Rochester, NY Mike decided to return to Syracuse University where he received his Juris Doctorate in Law.

Throughout his life he maintained a patriotic belief in America, our justice system and the core beliefs and history of our founding fathers. In this spirit, he began practiciing law with his father in Rochester and then later in Livingston County. Jones & Jones law offices later became Jones & Skivington in Geneseo, NY when he formed a partnership with his friend and colleague Peter Skivington.

He fell in love with the Genesee Valley, Conesus Lake, and the charm of the Finger Lakes region which led him to purchase a farm in Avon, Lookover Stallion Station. He lived there for more than thirty years and could be seen fox hunting, attending Rotary and Bar Association meetings, boating, and bounding up and down Main Street, Geneseo on his way to the courthouse or the Big Tree Inn. He also served as the Conesus Town Attorney for many years. He is known throughout the county by clients, colleagues, friends, and family as a “larger than life” personality who was always animated, passionate and fair in his dealings, a gifted attorney, and a fun-loving Irishman.

He is survived by his children Kerry (Jack) Stich of Pittsford, NY, Michael Jones of Livonia, NY and Tim (Molly) Jones of Philadelphia, PA; his grandchildren Clare & Tim Stich, Michael Joseph Jones, & Meghan, Abby, Patrick and Henry Jones; the mother of his children Marcia Rausch and her husband Joe Rausch; loving daughter in law Barb Jones; sister Rosemary Laragy of Rochester, NY and brother James Jones of Sun City, AZ; many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Mike’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Matthew Gross, U of R Medical Center at Strong Memorial Hospital Dept of Nephrology for his constant friendship, wisdom and care over the past several years.

Family and friends may call Friday Jan 7 from 3 – 8 pm at Kevin W Dougherty Funeral Home 21 Big Tree St. Routes 15 & 20A, Livonia, NY. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, Jan 8 at 11am at St. Matthews Catholic Church, 6591 Richmond Mills Rd, Rt. 20A, Livonia, NY.

Contributions may be directed to Noyes Center for Kidney Disease and Dialysis Center in Partnership with Livingston County, 4616 Millenium Drive, Geneseo, NY 14454.

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Mary Lucia Stoltman – January 2, 2011

Mary Lucia Stoltman age 77 passed away Sunday, January 2, 2011 at Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Murray Hill, Mt. Morris, where she had resided for 3 ½ years.

She was the daughter of Frank and Florence O’Neill Stoltman. Survived by many cousins and close friends. Mary Lou was a member of St. Rose’s Church, Lima and the Catholic Daughters of America. A woman certainly true to her faith. Mary Lou was a graduate of Nazareth College and taught school before returning to the family farm to help her parents. She continued to run the farm even after the passing of her parents.

A true friend has left us for now. Friends wishing may have masses offered or to the charity of one’s choice.

Friends may call on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree St., Rtes 15 & 20A, Livonia. Her funeral Mass will be held at St. Rose Catholic Church, 1985 Lake Ave, Lima on Friday morning at 10AM. Burial to follow at St. Rose Cemetery. To send a condolence and for further information please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com