Alfred G “Pop” Stiler ~ July 30, 2012


Conesus Lake: A wonderful man, father, and grandfather was called home on July 30, 2012 at age 86 years. Predeceased by his wife Norma Stiler in 2004. Survived by his children; Gary (Carol Pancner) Stiler of Yucaipa, CA, Ruth (Charlie) Frumusa of Geneseo, and Lisa (Pat) O’Connor of Livonia. Grandchildren; Molly and Casey O’Connor both of Livonia.

Al, his brother Bob and his three sisters (Betty, Martha and Marie) grew up in Rochester’s 19th Ward. Their parents, Joseph and Pauline, sent the kids to St. Monica’s and then on to local high schools. During the Great Depression the family trekked across the country to run a chicken farm owned by a member of Pauline’s family near Sacramento, CA. As the story’s been told, young Al rode in the back of his Dad’s Ford across the plains and prairie. Soon after their arrival a storm destroyed the farm and the family moved back to Rochester. In 1941 Al went to Aquinas H.S. where he played football and began to think about his future.

When big brother Bob joined the Army Air Force in 1942, Al also wanted to be part of the war effort but at 17 was too young to enlist. After considerable family discussions, Al’s parents signed the permission papers that allowed him to enlist in the US Navy. Al was sent to the Sampson Training Base on Seneca Lake and then on to Ordinance School for more specialized training. Within a year of enlisting, Al sailed beneath the Golden Gate Bridge on the USS Saratoga bound for the western Pacific.

The Saratoga saw intense action near Iwo Jima with Seaman 1st Class Stiler serving on the fantail gunnery crew as well as with the topside firefighting team. After suffering the loss of over 100 members of her crew to kamikazes and bombs, the Sara limped back to the West Coast for repairs. Al served on the Saratoga until 1946 when he returned to Rochester.

Al completed high school and then became certified as an electronics technician under the GI Bill. He was especially attracted the television repair. Al saw TV as the wave of the future. During this time he paled around with his buddy Ronnie Vanderwater. One night when he and Ronnie were out on the town he was introduced to a stunning blond from Nazareth Academy named Norma Vye Joyce. Al and Norma became close friends and then married in 1948. In 1951 Gary was born. Three years later Ruth was born, and three years after that little Lisa came along to complete the family.

In 1957 Al joined the Rochester Fire Department. He spent 28 years as a firefighter and loved the camaraderie and excitement of his job. Al and Norma also started a business during this period. As partners, they operated the Ridge Tube Center for over 20 years. Norma filled in when Al was on fire duty and when Al was off he worked at the Tube Center.

The extra income that Al made from his two jobs allowed he and Norma to buy the ‘cottage’ on Conesus Lake. Over the years the family spent days and weekends at the cottage. Eventually Al and Norma sold their home in Rochester and moved full time to Conesus Lake. Both enjoyed the tranquility of their lakeside home as well as the opportunity to host gatherings of their extended family at the cottage. The O’Connors, the Lindelows and dear old’ ‘Nana Banana’ (Norma’s mom) were frequent guests. Al loved to play golf with Jack and Carol Lindelow, while Norma and Phyllis O’Connor kept the drinks on ice.

Al became a proud grandfather with the birth of Lisa and Pat’s daughter Molly, and even prouder when Casey came along a year later. Al loved his grandkids and spent much of his time being the ‘best grandfather ever’ to the kids. He attended every one of Molly’s piano recitals as well as every basketball and football game that Casey ever played. Al was a very loving grandfather – always near, always supportive, kind and patient.

Even in the worst of times Al had a wonderful sense of humor. He had a knack for regaling his grandkids with what they referred to as ‘Dadisms’. Some choice examples include…

I’m in good shape for the shape I’m in.
I’m a ding dong daddy from Dumas and you ought ya see me do my stuff.
What a life without a wife.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 6591 Richmond Mills Road, Rte 20A, Livonia, on Saturday August 4, 2012 at 10am. Father Larry Gross will be the celebrant. In Lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to the Livonia Fire Department, PO Box 151, Livonia, NY 14487, the Geneseo Fire Department, 133 Center Street, Geneseo, NY 14454 or to St. Matthew’s Church, PO Box 77, Livonia, NY 14487. Arrangements entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Livonia & Honeoye. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Edward H. Mott “Sonny”- July 18, 2012

Avon: Edward H. Mott died on July 18, 2012 at age 77 years. Predeceased by 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Survived by his wife of 51 years Gloria Mott and children Edward (Thea) Mott of Mt. Morris and Penny (Gene) Rosenzweig of Dansville. Grandchildren; Danny, Andrew, Carolann, Jamielynn, Andrea, Pamela, Shane, and Jacob. 1 brother and 1 sister.

Ed “Sonny” Mott was born in Rochester, NY on November 11, 1934 to parents Harold and Louise (Walker) Mott. Prior to retirement he was employed by Cyncon in Rush, NY where he worked as a mechanic.

Family and friends may call on Monday from 10am-12noon at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15&20a, Livonia, where services will follow at 12noon. Burial East Avon Cemetery. To send a condolence and for further information please visit::

Gary P. Wall ~ July 17, 2012


Gary P. Wall of Fowlerville, July 17, 2012 at age 53 years. Predeceased by his beloved sister June Bovee in 1987 and his parents. Survived by his wife Irene Wall and his children; April (John) Gianvittorio of CA, Nicole Wall Hildebrant of Geneseo, Christie Wall of Rochester, Gary Wall Jr. and Cassidy Wall both of Fowlerville. Grandchildren; Stella Hildebrant and Jack Gianvittorio. Brothers; Bill (Jill) Wall of Avon, Tom (Paula) Wall and Ron (Tara) Wall both of Fowlerville, and sister Barb (John) Harrigan of Gates. Aunts & Uncles, Cousins, and many friends.

Gary was born in Warsaw, NY on May 5, 1959 to parents Jerome and Dorothy Wall. He graduated from York Central School and later went on to work at Delphi in Rochester, NY from which he retired from. He owned many properties throughout the county and was the President of Gary P. Wall Real Estate. He was a man of many hats and was always on the move. Gary had a love of hockey and coached for many years being involved with the Livingston Blues Youth Hockey. He loved his family and will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

Family and friends may call at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree St., Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia on Thursday (today) from 4-8pm and on Friday from 2-4pm. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday at 10:30am at Christ Community Church, 26 Center Street, Geneseo. Pastor Michael Smith will be the celebrant. Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Blues Youth Hockey, PO Box 461, Geneseo, NY 14454 or to the Wall Children Educational Fund, C/o Five Star Bank, 4431 Genesee Valley Plaza, Geneseo, NY 14454. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Janet L. Rossborough ~ July 17, 2012


Conesus,NY – Gibsonton,Florida: Janet L. Rossborough, 77 years of Conesus and Gibsonton, FL died Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. She was born November 5, 1934 in Mt. Jewett, PA, the daughter of George “Earl” & Louise Carlson Kelley. For many years she was employed by National Biscuit Company in Rochester. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary & American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She was predeceased by two grandsons, Jacob Hampson & Brent R. “BR” Rossborough.

She is survived by her husband Richard “Dick” Rossborough, her children, Richard (Suzanne) Rossborough of Livonia Center, Vicki (Richard) Avery of Victor, Dennis Rossborough of Conesus and Kevin (Cheryl) Rossborough of Conesus, 7 grandchildren & 4 great grandchildren. Janet being from a family of fifteen children, is survived by 7 brothers & 4 sisters. Several nieces & nephews.

Friends may call Friday 4-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Funeral services will be held 10am Saturday at the Livonia United Methodist Church with Rev. Dan Finch officiating. Private burial. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to Pallative Care Unit at Strong Hospital 601 Elmwood Ave Box 687 Rochester NY 14642 or Lifetime Care 3111 S Winton Rd Rochester 14623. To send condolences please visit:

Anita F.(Rafferty) DuRoss ~ July 15, 2012

Lima, NY: Anita F.(Rafferty) DuRoss, 90 years of Lima, NY formerly of Ticonderoga and Balston Spa, died in Livonia, NY on July 15, 2012. She was born in Ticonerdoga, NY, December 26, 1921 the daughter of Herbert and Martha McMurty Rafferty. Her husband, Scott Duross and son, Dale DuRoss both predeceased her. For 23 years she worked for Balston Knitting and for 13 years she was a Certified Teachers Assisant at District 1 of the Boston Spa Central School District. She was a member of the Balston Spa United Methodist Church and the Hemlock United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Christine L. DuRoss of Lima,NY. Her sisters-in-law, Virgina Rafferty of N.C.,Rebecca Rafferty Galway, NY. and Gladys Mason of Ballston Spa, NY. several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday at 10 AM at Chilson Community Cemetery, Chilson, NY. Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or the Wilmot Cancer Center, PO Box 23029, Rochester, NY 14692-9804. Arrangements entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Livonia & Honeoye. To send condolences or further information, visit:

Jesse E. Brewer ~ July 13, 2012

Jesse E. Brewer, 33 years of Bath died Friday July 13, 2012. He was born October 24, 1978 in the town Urbana, NY, the son of Stephen Brewer & Ricki Dusenbery. Survived by his daughter Ava Rose Brewer of Cameron Mills, his mother Ricki Dusenbery of McCormick, his brothers William (Bethany) York of Rochester, Stephen (Jennifer) Brewer of Bath, Tanya (Andrew) Moreno of Texas, his maternal grandmother Roberta Dusenbery of Bath, maternal grandfather Stanley Dusenbery of Bath, paternal grandfather Eugene Brewer of Geneva, aunts, uncles, nieces & nephews.

No prior calling. Private services will be held. Arrangements entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Livonia & Honeoye. To send condolences or further information please visit:

Sylvia L. Woolston (Witter) – July 11, 2012

010-1Sylvia L. Witter Woolston passed away on July 11, 2012. She was born on June 15, 1935 to parents Mabel L. McKenzie and Kenneth S. Witter in Geneseo. She was welcomed home by big brother Major Harold E. Witter who predeceased her on March 11, 2012. Younger siblings, Kenneth S. Witter Jr., deceased on August 17, 2001, surviving brothers Otto Clark Witter of Brockport, Harlow (Ruth) Witter of Geneseo and sister Sally A. Witter of Geneseo, many nieces and nephews. She graduated from Geneseo Central School always wanting to be a wife and mother. She got her wish while working at Katherine’s Restaurant in Geneseo when she met John E. Woolston. They were married on May 24, 1958, settling in Livonia for the entire 49 years of marriage until his death on January 24, 2007. They had four children, daughters, Brenda Lee Hettrick, spouse Alan, grandson, Michael, Bambi Lynn Woolston-Witherow, grandsons, Ryan, Patrick and Jeffrey (Megan DeWind), sons, Christopher John, Brian Jay Scott (Kim), grandchildren, Heather, Carley, Devin and Ethan. One of her greatest joys were her great grandchildren, Brooke Ann, Carter and Mayson. She was very lucky to have many special people in her life, Lori Woolston who visited often and assisted with her care, and the Lemen family who never failed to send a card.

Her first job out of her home was at Conesus Lake Nursing Home. She left only when she had the opportunity to work at Annie’s Ark Daycare Center upon its opening. This proved to be one of the highlights of her life. She worked with the babies from 1982 until 1998. She had many pictures of all the little ones she worked with over the years. Upon leaving the Ark, she was employed as a babysitter for two very special boys, Christopher and Little John and enjoyed many special times with the Wilson Family. Over the years she spoke of these many children as if they were all members of the family. To her they were her family.

She was active with the Order of the Eastern Star in Livonia for many years. She held many positions within the organization and she and John travelled much to other Districts to carry out their duties. She was a member of the United Church of Livonia where she worked with the Sunday school as well as cleaning duties with her husband.
With John’s passing in 2007, she resided at the Absolut of Houghton in Houghton, NY until October of 2011 when she moved to the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mt. Morris. She remained there until her death. She was dedicated to her family putting them first above herself.

Calling hours for Sylvia will be Saturday, July 14, 2012 from 3 – 6pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Livonia, with the funeral service immediately following. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Absolut at Houghton, 9876 Luckey Drive, Houghton, NY 14744 or The Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 11 Murray Hill, Mt. Morris, NY 14510. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Kimberly D. (Gavigan) Turner ~ July 7, 2012


Kimberly D. (Gavigan) Turner of Livonia, formerly of Hilton, NY died suddenly July 7, 2012 at age 37 years. Predeceased by her husband Jon Turner, uncle Brian Schmidt, and grandfather Richard Gavigan. She is survived by her loving son Dillon Turner, mother Melinda (Lynn) Jiacobbe, father Richard (Michele) Gavigan, brother Robert (Sarah) Jiacobbe, nephew RJ, and grandparents Leroy& Beverly Schmidt and Shirley Gavigan. Uncle Curt (Lori) Roe and step father Rob Jiacobbe. Many nieces & nephews, aunts & uncles, cousins, and dear and loving friends and family. Kim was always happy, outgoing, a kind and loving soul who always saw the best in everyone. She will be deeply missed.

Friends may call on Friday from 4-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 &20A, Livonia, where the funeral services will follow at 7pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society at Lollypop Farms, 99 Victor Road, Fairport, NY 14450. For further information or to send a condolence please visit:

Alan J. Wander ~ July 1, 2012


Alan J. Wander of Conesus Lake, July 1, 2012, at age 89 years, formerly of Pittsford,NY. Predeceased by son-in-law, Terry Conking and grandson David Conking. Also, predeceased by brothers, Joseph and Jacob Wander and sister Edna Mason. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Marian; children, Melissa Conking of Pittsford, Alan (Deborah) Wander of Coto de Caza, Calif., Melinda (Fran) DeClerck of Groveland, Joseph (Carol) Wander of Wadsworth, Ohio, Margaret (Thomas) Dunn of Springwater, Thomas (BJ) Kelly of Conesus, & Marilou (George) Jones of Knoxville, TN. 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. His sister, Rosabell Wittman Preston of Lakeville. Several nieces & nephews. He was a World War II Veteran.

Friends may call 5 – 8 PM Thursday at Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Big Tree St. Livonia. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, 11 AM at St. Louis Church in Pittsford. Burial, White Haven Memorial Park. Memorial contributions to the Bath VA Medical Center, ATT: Voluntary Service, PRRC #1404 Program, Bath, NY 14810. To send condolences or further information, visit

Marguerite R. Colyer ~ July 1, 2012


Marguerite R. Colyer of South Lima, in Canandaigua, July 1, 2012 at age 90 years. Predeceased by husband Russell Colyer. Survived by children, David Colyer of Hemlock, Richard (Karen) Colyer of Bloomfield, Robert Colyer, & Dorothy (Ron) Miller of S.C. grandchildren & great grandchildren. sister, Madelyn Seward of Hemlock. nieces & nephews.

Friends may call Thursday 7 – 9 PM at Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Big Tree St. Livonia where funeral servives will be held Friday at 2 PM. Burial, Honeoye Falls Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Livonia Ambulance Fund, PO Box 8, Livonia, NY 14487. To send condolences or further information, visit: