William J. Simmons – March 30, 2011

william-simmonsCanadice: William J. Simmons passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 30, 2011 with his family and dogs by his side. Billy was born December 18, 1962 in Victor, NY but he partied and raised hell in Clifton Springs, NY; Sarasota, FL; Prattsburg, NY; and Honeoye, NY. Billy was a skilled machinist, but was truly a jack of all trades. He loved his dogs, making venison jerky, and his annual 4th of July celebrations. He lived life to the fullest, and then some. He was known by many and loved by few, but you always knew where you stood with him. He was predeceased by his father Victor A. Simmons. Billy is survived by his beloved niece and caregiver Maggie Monastyruk, mother Esther V. Simmons, brother Albert (Butch) Simmons (Mellonie); sisters Mary (Dave) Brown, Susan (Robert) Paquet, Nancy Simmons, and Tracy Simmons. Several aunts, uncles, cousins, 12 nieces and nephews, 14 great-nieces and nephews, and many friends he considered family.

Per Billy’s wishes, there will be no funeral or calling hours. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Rd. Fairport, NY 14450 or Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine – Moise ARVC Research, C/O Kevin Mahaney, PO Box 39, Schurman Hall, S2-004, Ithaca, NY 14853. To send condolences or share a memory, please visit:

Jennie M. Sullivan – March 30, 2011

Honeoye: Jennie M. Sullivan age 86 years of Honeoye died Wednesday, March 30, 2011. She was born February 13, 1925 in Honeoye Falls, NY the daughter of Earl and Mary Buck Caskey. Her employment career included the former Sullivan’s Department Store in Honeoye and the former Rochester Optical Company. She was a member of the Honeoye-Hemlock American Legion Post. She was predeceased by her daughter Mary Zimmerman, son Peter Cook, and great-grandson Ryan Helfer. She is survived by her husband James Sullivan; children, Raymond Cook of Penfield, Joan Speer of Port Orchard, WA, Shelley (Donald) Schaff of Hemlock, and Patti (William) Schaff of Honeoye.17 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren sister, Elizabeth Stumbo of Livonia. several nieces & nephews. Also, predeceased by brothers, Norman & Leo Caskey

Friends may call Saturday, April 2, 2011, 4-8PM at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Big Tree St. Livonia where services will held MONDAY, April 4 at 11AM with the Rev. Jerri Cober officiating. Burial, Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the family or to the Alzheimer’s Association 435 E. Henrietta Rd. Rochester, NY 14620. To send condolences or share a memory, please visit:

John E. Penvose, Sr. – March 30, 2011

Livonia Center: John E. Penvose, Sr. of Livonia Center died Wednesday March 30, 2011 at the Hospeace House in Naples, NY at age 78 years. He was born in Desire, PA March 2, 1933 the son of Ed and Jesse Burdett Bowser Penvose. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Harrison-Lee American Legion Post #283 in Livonia Center, Livonia VFW Post, Brockport, PA VFW Post, and the Hemlock Sportsman’s Club. An autobody craftsman he retired from Crane’s Collision in Honeoye Falls, NY. He was predeceased by his wife, Janice Penvose and daughter, Elizabeth A. Harder. Survived by children, John (Mamie) Penvose,Jr. of Avon, Patricia (George) Hill of Hemlock, and William (Stephanie) Hill of Fayetteville, NC. 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren. sister, Doris Gould of PA. nieces & nephews.

Friends are invited to attend services Saturday, April 2, 2011, 3 PM at the Harrison-Lee American Legion Post #283, Route 20A, Livonia Center, NY. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association 2113 Chili Ave. Rochester, NY 14624, American Lung Association 1595 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY 14620, or Camp Good Days & Special Times 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Rd. Mendon, NY 14506-9732. To send condolences or share a memory, please visit:

David A. Montgomery – March 29, 2011

montgomeryBloomfield-Honeoye: David A. Montgomery, 38 years, of Ace Rd. Honeoye, formerly of Bloomfield, NY died suddenly, Tuesday March 29, 2011 at his home. He was born in Canandaigua, NY June 7, 1972 the son of Robert Montgomery and Karen Thomas. David was a graduate of Bloomfield Central School and was employed as the warehouse manager for Morgan Recreation and Supply in Farmington. He took great pride in being a life long Chicago Bears fan.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kristy King Montgomery; his beloved children, Markel, Makenna, and Logan; father, Robert (Evelyn) Montgomery of Bloomfield, his mother, Karen Montgomery of Phoenix, AZ., brother, Rob (Jennifer) Montgomery of Henrietta; sister, Kellie (Steve) Bailey of Victor; step-brother, Jeremy Langan of Bloomfield; step-sister, Cory (Ray) Washburn of Honeoye. maternal grandmother, Wanda Sandford-Radtke of Payson, AZ. several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call Friday, 4 – 8 PM at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 and 20A, 21 Big Tree St. Livonia. His Celebration of Life will be held, Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 11 AM, at the West Bloomfield Congregational Church, Routes 5 and 20, West Bloomfield, NY. with the Rev. Corey Keyes officiating. Private Burial, Lakeview Cemetery, Groveland, NY. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the David A. Montgomery Educational Trust Fund, c/o Canandaigua National Bank, 4 Main St. Bloomfield, NY 14469. To send condolences or share a memory, please visit:

Charlotte Quehl-McCloskey – March 29, 2011

Sparta: Charlotte Quehl-McCloskey, 62 years, of Route 256 Sparta, NY died Tuesday, March 29, 2010 at Rochester General Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born in Fairfax County, Virginia, September 7, 1948 the daughter of Fred and Juanita Hazalatt Quehl. She was a graduate of the University of Minnesota where she majored in anthropology. She furthered her studies at Rochester Institute of Technology by earning her Bachelor’s Degree in photography. Charlotte was an accomplished location photographer.

She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Peter McCloskey; her brother, Fred (Martha) Quehl of Orange City, Florida. Many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Saturday 2 – 4 PM only at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 and 20A, 21 Big Tree St. Livonia, NY. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Sparta Center Fire Dept. First Responders, Reeds Corners Road, Dansville, NY 14437. To send condolences or share a memory, please visit:

Rosario Neglia – March 27, 2011

Livonia: Rosario Neglia, 92 years, of Washingston St. Livonia, NY, formerly of NYC, died Sunday, March 27, 2011 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville, NY. He was born February 27, 1919, in Palermo, Sicily, the son of John and Rosaria Baldanza Neglia. He served in the Italian Armed Forces during World War ll. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Eagle Clothes Company in Brooklyn. His wife, Anna, predeceased him on February 19, 2011. He also was predeceased by his son, Anthony.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, John and Lorna (Marks) Neglia of Livonia; 4 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren. several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Tuesday 4-7 PM at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Big Tree St Livonia, NY where services will be held on Wednesday at 10 AM, with Pastor Steve Sweeting, officiating. Entombment, St. John’s Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Faith Fellowship Church, 5379 Servis Rd. Geneseo, NY 14454. To send condolences or share a memory, please visit:

Stanley J. Bennett – March 25, 2011

bennettConesus Lake: Stanley J. Bennett 91 years of Dacola Shores Conesus, NY died Friday March 25, 2011 at his home after a short illness. He was born in New York City (Manhattan) May 17, 1919 the son of James and Florence Hazzard Bennett. He served his country from 1942 thru 1945 in World War II in the United States Army where he was honored with the Purple Heart. He was a long time employee of Long Island Lighting Hicksville, NY prior to his retirement. He was predeceased by his wife Mary Colyer Bennett in September, 1999. He is survived by his children: James (Doreen) Bennett of Baldwin, NY and Barbara (Jim) Dudley of Geneseo, NY. Five grandchildren: Greg, Caitlin, Melissa, Jonathan, and Christopher. 3 nephews.

Friends may call Sunday March 27, 2011 5-7PM at Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Big Tree St. Livonia where funeral services will be held Monday at 9AM. Burial with full military honors at Bath National Cemetery. To send condolences or to share a memory, please visit:


Harry Niles “Bear” – March 24, 2011

nilesLivonia: Formerly of West Bloomfield. Went to be with our LORD on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at age 71. Born to Harry Niles Jr. and Lillian Belle Margeson on November 23, 1939. Survived by his wife Arlene Renee’, his children Richard (Michelle) Niles, Julie LaBore (Jeff Grosso), Cheryl and Cynthia Niles. Stepchildren Christine (Jim) Pooler, Michael Connor, Scott (Tami Jo) Connor, Kevin (Kathy) Connor, Joe (Sarah) Connor; as well many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews and many other loving family members.

“Bear”, a student at Bloomfield Central School District had many friends and in 1956 left school and enlisted in the United States Army. After nine months of service; he was honorably discharged due to a back injury.

Proceeding though is joyful life; he became a father to his son Richard. Bear worked with many businesses around the West Bloomfield, Lima and Honeoye Falls area. Owning several of his own businesses, he owned and operated Speed Equipment World and Bears Auto Enterprise in West Bloomfield, where he lived with his wife (at the time) Catherine and their three daughters; Julie Marie, Cheryl Lyn and Cynthia Jane. Over the years he loved to build and race stock cars, ran his own auto body shop and still found time to be a loving father. After a marital separation, Bear raised his children the best way he knew how, with patience and love.

Bear loved all his family and friends. In his body shop is where many of the children from the town learned about cars. It was uncommon to see the auto shop empty. These children of the neighborhood looked up to him as a mentor and he took many of them under his wing, like they were his own children. Till the day he went to be with the LORD, he spoke often those children and how he was so happy to have had the chance and the knowledge to teach them what he knew.

After many years, on December 31, 1991, he married Arlene Renee’ and with accepting her into his life, he also accepted all of her children. Christine, Michael, Scott, Kevin and Joe. Naturally, becoming a father of 9 was overwhelming, but he did the best he could. Sure there was frustration and arguments, but at the end of the day Bear loved his stepchildren as they were his own.

Bear, along with Arlene moved to Florida in 1992 to care for his sick father. After 18 years of being in the south he returned to NY with his “bride” to be with his children and their spouses, along with all the loving family member that have the pleasure and honor of being in his life.

Finding home in Livonia, he lived with his wife, his “other children”, Molly, Scooter and Coco. He loved to work outdoors in the garden and if you made a surprise visit to his house you would probably catch him out in the barn, pulling weeds or riding his tractor.

There were so many people in Bears life; he was a loving and funny man. If you were sad he would try his best to cheer you up. His jokes were “his own” and his sense of humor, although some times dry, would still make you laugh, because you knew “that’s Bear” or you would shake your head and say “That’s my dad”.

After an unexpected illness, Harry “Bear” Niles went to his final resting place, with our LORD and Savior. Holding his family and friends as close to his heart as he could, he left us with nothing but great memories of a man that will be greatly missed and as he would always say we were “to blessed to be depressed”

PSALM 91: He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Friends may call Wednesday, March 30 11AM-1PM & 6-8PM at Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Big Tree St. Livonia where a memorial service will follow at 8PM. To send condolences or to share a memory, please visit:

Warren L. Clapp – March 22, 2011

warren-clapp1Livonia: Warren L. Clapp, 71 years of Decker Road, Livonia died suddenly March 22, 2011 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born in Brighton, NY April 30, 1939 the son of Morley and Marion Heffernan Clapp. He was a graduate of Rush-Henrietta Central School and served his country in the United States Marine Corps. from 1958 thru 1962. He was employed for many years at Rochester Gas & Electric from where he retired in 1993. He also owned and operated his own tree surgeon company. He was a member of the American Legion.

Survived by his wife, Kathleen (Kathy); children, Mark (Erin) Clapp of Acworth, GA. & Andrea M. Clapp (Troy Phillips) of Conesus. Grandchildren, Misty Elizabeth Nardone, Katelyn Elizabeth Clapp,Andrew James Clapp & Daniel Ryan Clapp. brothers, Morley (Diane) Clapp of San Diego, CA., Gary (Barbara) Clapp of Victor, & Ralph (Debbie) Clapp of Lima. sisters, Marilyn (John) Mapes of Rush, Sharon (Ron) Eichele of Rush. Several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and brother Wayne Clapp.

Friends may call Saturday 1-4 and 6-8 PM at Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc,. Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Big Tree St. Livonia where services will be held Sunday at 1 PM with Rev. John H. Hayes officiating. Burial, Oak Ridge Cemetery, S. Livonia with full military honors. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the America’s Fallen Heroes Fund, 12731 Moorpark St. Studio City, CA 91604 www.americasfallenheroesfund.com. To send condolences or share a memory please visit:

Margaret Mary Theresa Fitch “McKeown” – March 22, 2011

margaret-fitch1Lakeville: Margaret Mary Theresa Fitch 83 years of 3466 Oxford Lane, Geneseo NY died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at her home. She was born October 2, 1927 in Smiths’ Falls, Ontario, Canada the daughter of Patrick and Kathleen Farrell McKeown.

Predeceased by her husband, Clarence Donald Fitch. Survived by children, Clarence (Mary) Fitch of Florida, Dennis Fitch (Mike Kearns) of Delaware, Allan (Marty) Fitch of Rochester, Paul (Cindy) Fitch of Indiana, Kathleen (Chris) Doolin of Avon, Michele (Rick) Gavigan of Hemlock, Elizabeth (Bob) Schultz of Avon, and John (Stacey) Fitch of New Hartford, CT; 11 grandchildren, Michael & Greg Fitch, Kellie Mainville, David Fitch, Sarah Hart, Jennifer Bartolone, Kim Turner, Brandon & Devon Schultz, Allison & Ryan Fitch, and Melissa Haynes; 9 great-grandchildren, Christopher Fitch, Sydney Mainville, Ella & Laney Hart, Marielle Fitch, Beckett Fitch, Gaetano & Sieanna Bartolone, and Dillon Turner; sister, Ruth Duggan of Ontario, Canada; several nieces & nephews and many dear & close friends at Lakeville Estates. She retired in 1993 from Sibley’s in Rochester.

Friends may call Friday 4-8 PM, at Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Big Tree St. Livonia, where services will be held Saturday at 11 AM. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Livingston County Humane Society, PO Box 233, Avon, NY 14414. To send condolences or share a memory, please visit:


Stanley C. Sherman – March 21, 2011

Livonia: Stanley C. Sherman, 99 years, formerly of Richmond Mills Road , Livonia, NY died Monday morning, March 21, 2011 at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mt. Morris, NY., where he had resided since October, 2008. He was born in Rochester, NY, January 22, 1912, the son of Charles and Sarah Szurkowski. He served his country in the US Army Air Force during World War II. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Stromberg Carlson/General Dynamics in Rochester. Stanley was a member of the Honeoye-Hemlock American Legion Post.

Predeceased by his wife, Norma. Survived by his son, Ronald Sherman of Wernersville, PA; grandson, Matthew; sister-in-law, Kay (Lyle) Marshall of Hemlock; several nieces & nephews.

Friends may call Wednesday 4-7 PM at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 and 20A, 21 Big Tree St. Livonia, NY where services will be held on Thursday at 11 AM with Pastor Jerry Metz officiating. Burial, Union Cemetery, Livonia. To send condolences or share a memory, please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Albert M. (Al) Stryker – January 14, 2011


Albert Milton Stryker, passed away on January 14, 2011 at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, Florida after a brief illness. He was born October 1, 1933 in Easton, PA, the son of Elsie and Harry Stryker. Al grew up along the Delaware River in Easton, PA and loved fishing in the river, and working on his small, family farm. He graduated from Easton High School in 1951 and received a B.S. Degree from Penn State University in 1958, majoring in Agronomy. Al was a Korean War Veteran, enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1953 and honorably discharged in 1956. Al then married his college sweetheart, Nancy Shultz Stryker, living in their Livonia home for over 50 years.

Al is survived by his loving wife, Nancy, their four children; Paul S. (Dr. Jeanne Stryker), Karl M. (Vickie), Mark A. (Mary), and Anne S. Soule (Shreve). Nine grandchildren; Sean, Spencer, Julia Stryker (CA), Sarah, Samantha, Benjamin (NY), and Natalie, Elizabeth, Valerie Soule (NH). Sister; Myrna Stryker Hartung, sister-in-law Margaret Shultz Paterson and many nieces and nephews.

Al was employed as an insurance adjuster with AMICA Insurance. Due to increasing sugar prices, Al, with help from Blake Nickerson, learned the joy of beekeeping. He loved driving his 1964 blue Chevrolet pickup truck, traveling to his various bee yards in Eastern Livingston County. Al and Nancy sold their honey and wax under the Harmony Hill Farm label.
Al enjoyed fishing, gardening, golfing, his Newfoundland dogs, cats and his beloved Conure, Blu. He loved spending time with his family and friends, and loved his country and traditional values. His winters were spent on Pine Island, Florida, fishing in San Carlos Bay and Matlacha Pass.

Al served as an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Livonia, was a Cub Scout Master of Pack 74 in Livonia, a member of the Penn State Alumni Association, the Historic Aircraft Group (HAG-Geneseo). He was a member of both the First Presbyterian Church of Livonia and Faith Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral, Florida.

A memorial service will be held on April 30, 2011 at 11 AM in Livonia at Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Routes 15 & 20A, Livonia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Livonia – Foundation Fund. For further information or to send a condolence please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Rev. Robert C. Hathaway – March 14, 2011


Brighton: Age 88, March 14, 2011. Predeceased by wife Dorothy and son Ronald. Survived by son Kenneth (Julia) of Geneseo; grandsons Mark, Robert (Alisa), Benjamin, and Ian; great grandchildren Noah and Ava; Daughter in law Catherine Hathaway; sister Patricia Ray of Mentor, OH; sisters in law Dorothy Hathaway of Ohio, June Hathaway of Indiana, brother in law Ralph Grubel of NC, many nieces and nephews including Kathy Heirigs and Beverly Switzer of Rochester.

He was a graduate of Franklin College, Franklin Indiana and Colgate Rochester Divinity School being ordained in October 1948 in the Glenville Baptist Church, Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Masters Degree in Sociology from the the University of Rochester. Rev. Bob served in several pastoral ministries in the Rochester area during his professional career including, Pastor of the First Independendent Congregational Church in Bushnells Basin, NY, Assisiant Pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church in Rochester, Pastor of the Parma Greece Christian Church from 1947 – 1957, Pastor of the Lakeville United Church of Christ 1960 – 1972, Chaplain at the Monroe County Jail and Penitentiary, Assistant Director of the Men’s Service Center, Director of Rehabilitation – Monroe County Department of Mental Health 1975- 1991 and the Director of Pastoral Care at St. John’s Home in Rochester. He served as Pastor Emeritus at both the Parma Greece UCC and the Lakeville UCC. Bob was a member of the North Greece Fire Dept., the Lakeville Fire Dept., the Livonia Masonic Lodge #778 and the North Greece coffee (cripples) club.

No prior calling. Friends are invited to attend his memorial service Saturday April 2 at 10:30 AM in the First Baptist Church of Rochester, 175 Allens Creek Road, Rochester. Memorial to the First Baptist Church of Rochester, The Parma Greece United Church of Christ or Lakeville United Church of Christ. Arrangements Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home. To send condolences or for further information, please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

William E. Mitchell – March 11, 2011

Honeoye: Went to be with the Lord on March 11, 2011 at age 84. Survived by his wife Martha, daughter Janet (Paul) Becker of Loganville, GA, and step-daughter Jane A. (Anthony) Dee of Las Vegas. Sister Gertrude Langen of Fairport and brother George Mitchell of Rochester. Grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and fishing friends Tom & Mary Herbst of Honeoye.

A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Bill’s memory to Ontario-Yates Hospice Care, 756 Pre-Emption Rd, Geneva, NY 14456. Arrangments entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Honeoye. To send a condolence and for further information please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Jennie W. Whitman – February 27, 2011

January 21, 1917 ~ February 27, 2011, age 94. Predeceased by her beloved husband Garry W.; loving mother of William (Diane), Stephen (JoAnn), Suzanne (Robert); several grandchildren and a great grandchild.

Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Service on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. at Covenant Life Fellowship, 1574 Hennessey Road, Ontario, New York 14519. (315)524-3040. A meal will be served at the church following the service and everyone is invited. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Jennie’s church, Covenant Life Fellowship, which distributes 96 tons of food a year to local residents.

A little about Jennie’s life: She was born Jennie Withers into a family of ten children. As a young woman, Jennie was smitten by a man from a famous vaudevillian family who played the guitar and later owned a stable of horses. He became her husband and lifelong love. They raised a family of three largely in Clarkson, NY and lived in a historic red brick schoolhouse built in the 1800’s. This was their special joy spending cozy evenings in the glow of a crackling fire from their Ponderosa-style fireplace. In the winters they enjoyed snowmobiling. Over the years they moved from horses to a stable of vehicles that included a dune buggy, a jeep, a Chevy Impala, and a Thunderbird. They enjoyed camping and progressed from tents to a travel trailer.

Jennie enjoyed her 23+ years at Eastman Kodak Company. A highlight for her was that she was an important part of the manufacturing process of the film that was used to create the spectacular lunar images.

Jennie loved summers at their cottage on Christie Lake, Ontario, Canada. Activities with the family included boating and waterskiing (in the fastest boat on the lake…a wooden Chris-craft), fishing (and enjoying the pan- fried perch), listening to her daughter play the ukulele on the porch & singing old songs, bathing in the lake, fetching fresh spring water, camping out on the island, fighting bats, buying fresh baked delicacies (breads, pies, tarts, & white chocolate chip cookies) delivered by Nellie, and on rainy days visiting Perth to enjoy hamburgers served at the local Five and Dime and delicious smells wafting from the bakery. Another fond activity was the gigantic euchre games with their neighbors the Rogers.

One notable incident at the lake happened one evening when Jennie & Garry had to expunge the odor of a skunk by dunking “one of their sons” in tomato juice and burying his clothes.

Back home another delight was building snowmen (or encouraging others to build them for her). This was the case this February 13…a surprise and early Valentine’s blessing from her son-in-law. She was a member of the Twig, a volunteer organization that served the local hospital. She enjoyed for many years fellowship with the ladies and opportunities to go to monthly luncheons.
She and Garry enjoyed vacations with their eldest son and his wife from Florida. One special warm weather excursion she had was a trip to Disney World; her family enjoyed watching her childlike wonder which was a treasured moment. She relished the holidays, birthdays and frequent visits with her children and grandchildren at their homes. She had a love for children and animals, especially Maui Grace….a black and white cat. Her good appetite was renowned and she never missed an opportunity to go out to local restaurants or enjoy a homemade meal.

She was a light and a blessing to all who met her. She was always joyful and positive, and appreciated the simplest pleasures of life. A bowl of soup, a few slices of fresh bread, and a cookie had come to mean more in her estimation than a meal at Red Lobster. Most of all, Jennie had a simple, childlike faith which was demonstrated through her unconditional love. Her favorite Psalm was 121 which she had memorized; it was later recognized that was her birth date! Most of all, she knew Jesus loved her; now she is with the One she loves.

Arrangements Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. To send a condolence please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Daniel C. Stoltman – March 12, 2011

Conesus: Died of melanoma cancer, March 12, 2011 at age 49. Survived by daughter, Alexandria; parents, George and Mary Ann Stoltman; brothers, Scott (Kristin), Mark (Heather) and Timothy (Jennifer) Stoltman. beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews & cousins. A hard working farmer, Dan will always be remembered through his final work, a cabin he built for his family, in hopes of relaxation and togetherness.

The family wishes to extend a very special “thank you” to all of nurses and staff at Livingston County Hospice.

Services will held 11 AM Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Scottsburg United Methodist Church,Route 256, Scottsburg, NY, with the Rev. David Hotchkiss officiating. Private burial. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Scottsburg United Methodist Church, 7331 Route 256, Scottsburg, NY 14545, Arrangements, Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Livonia – Honeoye. To send condolences, share a memory, or further information, please visit:

Joseph D. Stehlik – March 10, 2011

Bristol, NY: Joseph D. Stehlik died on March 10, 2011 at the home of his devoted daughter, Elizabeth in Bristol, New York. He was born on September 25, 1929 to Joseph and Irene Cummings Stehlik. He graduated from Whitesboro Central School, and received his B.E.E. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He worked for Univac until his retirement.
On September 3, 1951, he married Gloria Piszcz in St. Mary’s Church, New York Mills. Joseph is survived by his wife and seven children; Elizabeth Stehlik, Kathryn Schantz and husband, Gary, Mary Stehlik, Teresa Casanova, Timothy Stehlik and wife, Linda, David Stehlik and wife, Sarah, and Amy Stehlik. He leaves grandchildren, Julie Casanova Balfe, and husband Brian, Jeffrey Waldron, Nathan Waldron, Daniel Eddy, Katrina Stehlik, Deidra Stehlik, Joseph William Stehlik, Emily Rose Stehlik, and a great grandson, Luke Balfe. He also leaves a brother-in-law, Alfred Piszcz.
The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Livonia – Honeoye. To send a condolence and for further information please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Robert L. Fish – March 9, 2011

Geneseo: Robert L. Fish, age 82 years, of Lima Rd. Geneseo, NY passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mt. Morris, NY. He was born in Greensborough, NC, on February 24, 1929, the son of Robert and Louise Lyons Fish. He was a World War II Air Force Veteran, being honarably discharged April 8, 1949. Prior to retirement his last place of employment was Complete Payroll Processing, Perry, NY. Bob was a member of St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church in Geneseo. He was predeceased by his father and mother, and sister, Betty Charlton of Boise, Idaho.

He is survived by his loving wife, Jean; son, Richard (Cindy) Fish of Perry, NY, and daughter, Lizabeth (David) Allan of Reno, NV. 3 step-children, Linda (Tom) Simmons, of Honeoye, Douglas (Rose) Nehrbass of Geneseo, and Nancy (Jeff) Braaten-Boyd of Geneseo. 12 grandchildren & 12 great grandchildren. several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to attend services Saturday, March 19, 2011, 11:00 AM at St. Timothy’s Church, Route 20A, 5015 Lakeville Rd., Geneseo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Teresa House, 21 Highland Rd. Geneseo, NY 14487. Arrangements entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Livonia. To send condolences or share a memory, please visit:

Richard G. Cullinan – March 8, 2011


Avon: Richard G. Cullinan, 56 years, of Richmond Lane, Avon, NY died Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester after a lengthy illness. He was born in Rochester, NY March 4, 1955, the son of George and Martha Collins Cullinan. Rick was a graduate of St. Agnes School, Avon Central School Class of 1974, and he also attended RIT. He was a member of the Hol-Field Sportmens Club, and part of the Journeys of Inspiration, climbing Mt. Kilamanjaro in 2009. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, trapping and many other outdoor sports. Rick was employed at SPX in Rochester. He was predeceased by his mother, Martha on August 26, 2010.

He is survived by his wife, Theresa Hartman Cullinan; children, Cody R. Cullinan of Greece, NY and Courtney R. Cullinan of Avon.
grandchildren, Madison C. Ireland and Nicholas R. Porcelli. Father, George Cullinan of Avon; sister, Mary Joan Cullinan of Rochester; brother, Peter Cullinan (Steve Young) of San Francisco, California. Father-in-law, John W. Hartman of Victor. Several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many dear and close friends.

Friends may call Friday from 4-8 PM at Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Big Tree St. Livonia. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, March 12, at 10 AM in St. Agnes Church, 108 Prospect St. Avon. Private Burial, St. Agnes Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Wilmot Cancer Center, 300 East River Rd. Box 278996, Rochester, NY 14627. To send condolences or share a memory, please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

“God, I offer myself to
Thee-to build with me and
to do with me as Thou wilt.
Relieve me of the bondage
of self, that I may better
do Thy will.Take away my
difficulties, that victory
over them may bear witness
to those I would help
of Thy Power, Thy Love,
And Thy way of life.
May I do Thy will always!”

“Living a Dream”

Born on March 4, 1955 to George and Martha Cullinan, the life of the man we know as Richard (Rick) Cullinan began. Though born in the City of Rochester his home has always been Avon. He grew up nurtured by ample amounts of love, support, and his mother’s good cooking. This nurturing environment was not limited to his family home. The network of Cousins, Aunts, and Uncles all contributed to the man he would become.

Growing up there are numerous stories of his experiences with the family, schoolmates, summer vacations in Rockport, Mass, the combustible flower bin at Grandma Cullinan’s, and many more.

Upon graduation from Avon High School in 1975 Rick came to work at Mixing Equipment on Rochester Street in Avon. He would begin a lengthy career of 35 years as a machinist manufacturing engineer and lead man. In 1994 the company moved to Mt. Read Blvd in Rochester consolidating with the main plant. A valued employee Rick contributed with his skill, knowledge, and solid work ethic.

Though his work life was a big part of who he was an even larger portion came from his love of the outdoors. Rick’s teenage years saw him spending many hours in the swimming pool at Perkins Swim Club and at the Avon High School on the swim team. Rick’s interest in hunting began when Uncle Dwayne showed the boys the art of wild life management. From those moments blossomed Rick’s love for nature and a respect of God’s creations.

He spent the fall deer hunting, trapping, and his summers were canoeing and later biking or hiking. In the 1990’s he found a new passion in trap shooting. He seemed to be a natural and was champion in various leagues. Throughout the activities and the pleasures he derived from them his involvement with friends was #1.

Family and friends took precedent in his life. He was a devoted son, brother, father, grandfather, and husband. He was blessed with two children; Cody (27 years) and Courtney (25 years) and two grandchildren; Madison (3years) and Nicholas (5 months.) We were married in 1997 and shared a beautiful life together. His family especially the grandchildren brought him joy. Unfortunately as life goes hardships and difficulties are intertwined with the happiness. He met challenges as they came and fought for victory each time. Rick’s character and his faith became stronger and deeper with each experience. Though he did not frequent traditional worship services regularly he made a connection each day with God. Through prayer and being in nature Rick walked with his God every day.

A very pivotal point in his life came when he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in June 2006. On July 10 he underwent a 10 hour surgery and would remain in the hospital for seventeen days. At this time I would like to thank Dr. Jeffery Peter’s (Rick’s surgeon) and the Strong Memorial Hospital medical staff for their kindness and care of my husband.

The seventeen day hospital stay was longer than expected as a result of his suffering an anaphylactic seizure. Rick has reflected on that moment many times. He remembers the room fading to black leaving only a pin point of light. He could hear the voices of those around him urging him to breathe. At the same time he had the sensation of floating and a feeling of peace. A bright light was in the distance. Yet he still heard my voice beckoning him back. What seemed like an eternity this lasted and then suddenly the lights switched on. The room filled with medical staff came to life before his eyes.

From that moment on Rick’s life would change. He often reflected and meditated on what really mattered to him. This experience deepened his faith as well. For the next four months he would have 96 hours of chemo per 30 days. It appeared to eliminate the cancer. He went to regular checkups receiving good news each time. Determined while in the hospital as well as upon release Rick persistently walked many hours for his recovery. He walked many miles around Avon with our three Jack Russell’s. His determination brought him strength and wellness enough to resume his normal life. Rick returned to work in February 2007.

Rick always amazed the staff in the hospital with his upbeat personality and the desire to fight back to full recovery. On several occasions Dr. Peters asked him to speak with other patients anticipating the surgery. He was featured in their newsletter and on their website.

Life was good and Rick looked to the future. Trapshooting became a vital part of his life again. He was a member of the Hol-Field Sportsman’s Club, shot on three leagues and competed once at an event in West Hogan, PA. He made many wonderful friends through his shooting experiences.

As I had mentioned before walking and hiking became an integral part of his day. Those footsteps would take him on his greatest adventure yet. In 2008 Rick’s family gathered to celebrate his birthday at a local restaurant. The server struck up a conversation with the family and by the end of the night we had been invited to the Journeys of Inspiration Cancer Climb Banquet.

We went with the intent to make a donation – Journey’s of Inspiration is a collaboration of Pack, Paddle, and Ski in Lima and the American Cancer Society. Comprised of survivors and caregivers they had climbed Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa to raise money for cancer research and programs.

Overwhelmed by the cause and the people, Rick chose to go on the 2009 Climb. As I gave my information for a contact and then began to write the down payment it suddenly occurred to me I was also signed up to go as well. My husband expressed a desire to share the experience with me. My fear of heights and rare experience of travel petrified me. I agreed with the condition I could back out at any time. We took our embroidered climbing shirts home and hung them on the hook in our room. For two weeks we wondered if we did the right thing.

Once we began training with the 2008 climbers we knew it was the right thing to do absolutely. So on February 14, 2009 we took to the blue skies from Rochester’s Airport, landing about 20 hours later in Tanzanian Airport. Warm and sultry was the night and the 18 climbers were energized with anticipation. Never would we have thought we would be in Africa and climbing a mountain 19, 345 feet high.

The whole trip was amazing, almost dream like. There were moments we saw jungles, other showed us vanishing tree lines and vegetation became non-existent. We walked elevations above the clouds. The temperature went from 90F to -8 F at the top. Rick and I could not believe we made it. We made summit as the sun split the dark black night with a neon red light revealing the curvature of the earth. The sun continued to rise bringing light to the earth and the most spectacular view before our eyes.
Upon our return home, Rick and I spoke and shared our experiences with various groups. After seeing the simple, uncomplicated life of the Tanzanian people Rick sought to simplify his life as well. God became more prevalent than ever to him.

Sadly Rick’s health changed and he began to feel not as well. This continued to progress until it was obvious more had to be done. In March of 2010 we began persistent testing to determine the cause of his GI difficulties and sudden large weight loss. In May of the year he was diagnosed with stomach cancer. The cells had survived to strike again. This time it was not so optimistic of a prognosis.

The Wilmot Cancer Center treated Rick with radiation and bi-weekly chemo treatments. Through it all Rick was upbeat and determined to fight the fight. The staff once again were amazed at the endurance that he had. Most people would have given in long before. He underwent treatments from June 2010 until the third week of February 2011.

At that time he was taken to the hospital with pneumonia. Later we found out he also suffered from the flu and pneumonitis. After testing it was determined the cancer was spreading. His condition was deteriorating.

Up until that time Rick had been able to care for others, walk the dogs, and do some of his normal activities. He even participated in a trap shooting league.

On March 8, 2011 Rick succumbed to the cancer. Rick was a gift in my life that I will always treasure. I wish to thank all that loved and befriended him in his lifetime.

My gratitude extends to my family and the people in the community and friends who have supported us during these last difficult months.

Thank you and may God Bless each of you as he has Rick and I.
Theresa (Terry) Cullinan

James Webb – March 7, 2011

Rochester: James Webb, 79 years. of Green Knolls Drive, Rochester, NY died peacefully, Monday 7, 2011 at Mt. Carmel House (Hospice), in Rochester. He was born in Bloomsburg, PA., May 26, 1931, the son of Theodore and Madeline Wenner Webb. He served his country in the US Army from 1952-1954. He graduated from school in Buffalo, NY and his work career in the Rochester area included service at the former Rund’s Restaurant on West Henrietta Road.

He leaves his wife of 30 years, Darlene Schultz Webb; children, Barbara (Tim) Donoghue, Brian (Deb) Webb, Bradley Webb, & Janis (Jeff) Thompson, Cathy (Mike) Morris, and Greg Donohue. grandsons, Jordan, Rich, Jon, and Chris. Brothers, Tom (Lynn) Webb and Dick (Karen) Webb. several nieces & nephews.

His Funeral Mass will be celebrated, Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 10 AM,, St. Mary’s Church Main St. Scottsville, NY. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to Mt. Carmel House, 4 Planet St. Rochester, NY 14606. Arrangements, Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Livonia – Honeoye. To send condolences or share a memory, please visit:www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com