Reginald J. “Roger” Falkowski – October 23, 2011

falkowski2Hemlock: Reginald J. “Roger” Falkowski , age 79, formerly of Wisconsin, passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. He was born November 14, 1931 in Elderon, Wisconsin, the son of Joe and Leona (Woytasik) Falkowski. Roger had retired from Dresser-Rand in Corning, N.Y. where he was an attorney. Roger was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and received his Law Degree from Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was a US Naval Officer veteran serving from 1953 – 1956 and remained in the Naval Reserves for several years following active duty.

Roger enjoyed boating, fishing, and hunting in his leisure. He spent much of his time reading, researching things of interest to him such as technology and science. He was an avid football fan, especially of the Green Bay Packers.

He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Leona Falkowski and brother, Eugene Falkowski of Kansas. Roger is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joyce.Children; Jeffrey (Linda) Falkowski of Hemlock, Paula (Michael) Marinaro of Green Brook, NJ, grandchildren; Corey, Anthony, and Joseph.Sisters; Dr. Marlene Venardos of Mesa, AZ, and Patricia Kasten of Weston, WI.Sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews.

Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609. Arrangements entrusted to Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Honeoye-Livonia. To send condolences or for further information please visit:

Robert H. Bull-Brett – October 20, 2011


Geneseo: Brett passed peacefully with friends and his companion on October 20, 2011, at age 82. Born in Bath, NY after serving in the US Air Force, he moved to New York City to enroll in the Robert Joffrey Ballet School in 1953.

He was an original member of The Joffrey Ballet. Danced with Radio City Corps de Ballet, Empire State, NBC Opera, New York City Centre Opera, couldn’t sing a note. Leaving New York City and taking a complete turnabout, Brett was trained as a tool and dye maker and worked in Buffalo and Warsaw, NY. His next career, he became an LPN at Wyoming Community Hospital; raised horses, and rode with the Genesee Valley Hunt for many years. He had a keen knowledge of art and antiques, a skilled stenciler, a marksman at black powder shooting, enjoyed gardening, and bonsai, and was at home in the kitchen. Brett was quiet and unassuming with a wicked sense of humor, a true Renaissance man of many skills. On August 29, he married Donald Holland, his partner of 51 years. Brett we miss you already.

Friends are invited to attend services Friday, October 28, 2011, 10:30 AM at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 23 Main Street, Geneseo. Contributions may be made to the Genesee Valley Hunt, PO Box 53, Geneseo, NY 14454. Arrangements Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Livonia – Honeoye. To send condolences or share a memory, please visit:

Alan K. Merrell – September 19, 2011


Deltona, Florida: Alan K. Merrell, 68 years of Deltona, Florida, formerly of Livonia and Avon, NY died unexpectedly, September 19, 2011 at his home. He was born in Batavia, NY, October 12, 1942 the son of Clarence and Pearl Merrell. He was a devoted and long time employee of Livingston Lanes in Geneseo and Economy Paper in Rochester.

Alan is survived by his children, Chris, Keith, Scott, Tammy and Wendy.21 grandchildren & 2 great grandchildren. his siblings, Bud, George “Coach”, Arliss, David, and Howard Merrell. His brother in law, Ken Egan. nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister Sandy Egan.

Friends are invited to his graveside service Sunday October 23, 2011, 2 PM at Union Cemetery, Livonia, NY. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Myers Foundation PO Box 59, Livonia, NY 14487. Arrangements. Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Livonia – Honeoye. To send condolences or share a memory please visit:

Janet M. Farron – October 14, 2011

Livonia: Janet M. Farron, 76 years, of Poplar Hill Road, Livonia, NY died Friday, October 14, 2011 at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born in Rochester, NY, April 16, 1935 the daughter of Charles and Eleanor Randtke Zorsch. She was married to Alfred E. Farron on December 8, 1962.

Besides her husband, Alfred, she is survived by her children, Harold Ashley of Shortsville, Eleanor (John) Bolen of Germantown, Ohio, Janet Ann (Rex) Puckett of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Pamela Kanaval of Livonia. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her brother, Charles Zorsch, Jr. of Greece, NY. Several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call, Sunday, October 16, 2011 from 4 – 7 PM at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 and 20A, 21 Big Tree St. Livonia. Funeral, Monday, 10 AM at St. Rose Church, Route 15A, Lima. Burial, St. Rose Cemetery. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN. 38148-0142. To send condolences or or further information please visit:

Alice A. Rowley – October 8, 2011

Honeoye: Alice A. Rowley, 79 years, of Briggs St. Honeoye, NY died Saturday October 8, 2011 at Strong Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was born in Bristol, NY, July 16, 1932 the daughter of Clarence and Carol Drain Bennett. Prior to working for Huff Enterprises for 25 years as office manager, Alice was also employed by the Honeoye Central School. She was a member of the Honeoye United Church of Christ and the Honeoye Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her husband of almost 60 years, Gilbert A. Rowley; her children, Richard C. (Karen) Rowley of Livonia and Debra C. Green of Honeoye. 3 grandchildren, Kevin G. Rowley, Gina M. Hettinger and Mellisa Green. her brother, Roger (Janet) Bennett of Honeoye. her aunt, Wilma Colegrove of Canandaigua. many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to attend services Saturday, October 22, 2011, 2 PM at the Honeoye United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Brian Krause officiating. Private interment. Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Honeoye United Church of Christ, PO Box 127, Honeye, NY 14471 or the Richmond Ambulance. PO Box 479, Honeoye, NY 14471. Arrangements, Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Honeoye – Livonia. To send condolences or share a memory, please visit:

Sharon A. Decker – October 8, 2011


Livonia: Sharon A. Decker, 56 years of Coe Road, Livonia, NY died suddenly Saturday, October 8, 2011 as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. She was born September 1, 1955 in Rochester, the daughter of Paul and Shirley Thorpe Marshall. Sharon was a graduate of Livonia Central School and served as the secretary-treasurer to the Hemlock Fire Dept. Fire Commissioners. She was a longtime employee (30 years) at Genesee Valley Boces in LeRoy.

She is survived by her husband Ted Decker; children, Robert Buck (Michelle Gillespie) of South Carolina, and Kristy (Thomas) Reinhart of Livonia. Step children, Taunia (Scott) Domuracki of Lima, Tara Allen of Dansville and Ted,Jr. (Nastasha) Decker of Farmington.10 grandchildren. Her parents, Paul and Shirley Marshall of Hemlock. Her siblings, Mike Marshall of Honeoye, Jim Marshall of Hemlock, Roger Marshall of Hemlock and Sheila (Fred) Staley of Conesus. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Big Tree St. Livonia, where services will be held on Thursday at 11 AM. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Hemlock Fire Dept. PO Box 148, Hemlock, NY 14466 or Lollipop Farm 99 Victor Rd. Fairport, NY 14450. To send condolences or share a memory, please visit:

Kenneth P. Czapranski – October 7, 2011


Hemlock: October 7, 2011 at age 58 years at his home. Predeceased by mother Mary Czapranski in 1991. Survived by his wife of 29 years Brenda, children; Megan Czapranski of Geneseo, Margo (Tony) Parsels of Canadice, and father Hugh Czapranski of Henrietta. Brothers; David (Eve Miles) Czapranski of LeRoy and Jimmy (Paulette) Czapranski of Henrietta. Grandchildren: Brianna Northrop and Natalee Parsels. Nieces & Nephews, Cousins, Brothers-in-law, Sisters-in-law, and friends.

Ken will be missed by many people because he was such a kind and caring man to his family and friends. He always had a great sense of humor and had a large and loving heart. Ken worked at Harris RF communications for 36 years in the model shop. He was an avid hunter and fisherman since he was a child. He loved teaching his grand-kids how to hunt and fish. He loved taking Brianna hunting with him in his hunting shacks and teaching her how to shoot her bow and arrow. He loved taking Brianna and Natalee for rides on his tractor to mow the lawn, plow the garden or just for fun. Ken also enjoyed helping his neighbors especially on the farm and he loved going on hunting and fishing trips with his friends. Ken was a very easy going guy and will be missed greatly by many.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday October 15, 2011 at 11am at the Hemlock Fire Department, 7375 Al Sharpe Ave., Hemlock, NY. Memorial Contributions may also be made to the Hemlock Fire Dept. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Robert L. “Bob” Watson – October 2, 2011


Canandaigua: Robert L. “Bob” Watson, 66, formerly of Honeoye, NY and Orlando, FL., passed away Sunday, October 2, 2011 at Thompson Hospital Continuing Care Center as a result of complications from diabetes.

He was predeceased by his mother, Mary E. Treble Watson of Honeoye; maternal grandparents, Arthur and Mary Edna Treble of Honeoye; paternal grandparents, Fred and Mary J. Watson of Lima, NY.

Robert is survived by his father, Joseph of Honeoye; sisters Mary J Watson of Honeoye, and Rita (Harold) Rosser of Naples, FL.; nephew, Luke (Emily) Rosser & great-nephew Thomas Rosser of Darien,CT., several aunts, uncles & cousins. Also survived by friends from Honeoye, old Sigma Nu brothers from Stetson University & friends from Orlando, FL.

Robert earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in psychology from Stetson University in Deland, FL. He was employed by the State of Florida as a vocational rehabilitation counselor and worked for the Minnesota Twins organization, as a statistician and photographer. After retirement, Robert was employed at Universal Studios in Orlando.

Thank You to Bob’s “Nurse Ratchet” in Rosewood, & George,C.N.A. in Lakeview, and all the volunteers, staff, & caregivers, who cared for Bob at Thompson C.C.C.. A special Thank You to Michelle, C.N.A., in Rosewood.

Donations in Robert’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 160 Allens Creek Rd. Rochester, NY 14618, or “Wish Upon a Star” program, MM Ewing CCC, 350 Parrish St. Canandaigua, NY 14424 or the UCC Food Pantry, Pox 127, Honeoye, NY 14471. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Honeoye – Livonia. To send condolences or share a memory, please visit: