Col. J. Philip Tierney, USAF Retired ~ September 28, 2013

Col. J. Philip Tierney, USAF Retired, of Honeoye, September 28, 2013 at age 75 years. Survived by his wife, Joan; children, Elizabeth (Peter) Grant of Victor & Carl (Trudy) Tierney of Falls Church, VA. 5 grandchildren, Suzanne, Caroline, and Sophie Grant, Evan and Kirsten Tierney; sister, Louise (Brian) Flaherty of Freeport, L.I.

The family extends their gratitude for the exceptional and compassionate care they received at Wilmot Cancer Center.

Friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 11am, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 183 N. Main Street, Canandaigua, NY. Burial Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wilmot Cancer Center, U of R Gift Office, PO Box 23029, Rochester, NY 14692-9804. Arrangements entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc. Honeoye – Livonia. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Marshall C. “Guy” Hardy III

Marshall C. “Guy” Hardy III of Honeoye, September 27, 2013 at age 33 years. Survived by his mother, Joan C. Hardy of Honeoye; father, Marshall Hardy, Jr. of Victor; sister Jennifer (David) Deveans of Canadice; maternal grandmother, Ruth W. Horan of Honeoye. His girl friend, Heather Carr of Greece. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins & dear friends.

Friends are invited to call Tuesday 2-4, 7-9 PM at Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. 8624 Main St., Route 20A, Honeoye, Funeral and Masonic services will be held on Wednesday at 11 AM at the Canadice United Methodist. Memorial contributions to Canadice United Methodist Church, the Happiness House, or Richmond Fire Dept. To send condolences or further information please visit:

Leong Yeun-Chieu (Jenny) ~ September 26, 2013


Leong Yeun-Chieu (Jenny) passed away quietly at home on September 26, 2013 at the age of 56, ending a five year struggle with cancer. Jenny was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, earned a bachelors degree from Texas A&M University and a MBA from RIT. She worked at SUNY-Geneseo, University of Rochester, and most recently IBM.

She is survived by her husband Jeffrey Over, daughter Jin-Si Over, as well as siblings Leong Yat Wah and Leong Yoon Kuan.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers any remembrances can be made in memoriam of Jenny to Livingston County Hospice, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris, NY 14510-1619. Arrangements entrusted to Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Livonia- Honeoye. To send a condolence please visit:

Thomas R Watkins ~ September 24, 2013


Conesus: September 24, 2013 at home at age 81 years. Survived by his wife Maureen Murphy Watkins of Conesus, children; Jeanne (Michael) Gridley of Sparta, Mark Watkins of Atlanta, GA, and Jerry (Desiree) Watkins of Conesus. Grandchildren; Matthew & Douglas Gridley, Hannah, Adrielle, and Leah Watkins, nieces & nephews and many friends. Tom served his country in the US Navy during the Korean War.

A friend to all, both young and old.

Tom was born in 1932 and moved to Livonia in 1949. He graduated from Livonia Central School in June 1951 and the following week he was off to the Great Lakes Naval Training Station. He served in Korea as a hospital corpsman in the US Navy attached to a Marine unit. Tom earned a Purple Heart for wounds received on 11/28/52 and another for more significant wounds received on 12/8/52 when he suffered shrapnel wounds throughout his upper body. Although Tom served in action just under 3 months before he was seriously wounded, he was awarded the Bronze Star for his heroic actions. According to the citation by Major General Pollock, “Hospitalman Watkins displayed exceptional ability, initiative and professional skill in the performance of his duties. On numerous occasions he accompanied combat and ambush patrols while the company was on the line, and he repeatedly exposed himself to intense enemy fire in order to administer aid to the wounded Marines. When a radio operator was seriously wounded, he immediately picked up the radio, established contact with the company and was the main source of control between the patrol leader and the company commander. Hospitalman Watkins’ heroic actions and determined efforts served to inspire his comrades and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.”

In 1955, Tom married his high school sweetheart, Maureen Murphy, and together they raised 3 children in the lovely rural setting of Conesus. Tom and his family were avid campers, travelling throughout the USA and Europe. The family made many close friends as members of a local chapter of the National Campers and Hikers Association. In the mid 1980’s Tom and Maureen travelled to Australia and New Zealand for 6 months, once again making many lifelong friends. He retired from driving school bus in 1994, allowing more time to travel, play cards, and enjoy the grandkids.

A dedicated family man who was also well-known for his sense of humor and the jokes that he loved to tell, Tom was a special guy who made everyone feel comfortable and at ease.

Funeral services will be held privately. Family & friends are invited for a Celebration of Remembrance at the St. Matthew Church Community Room, 6591 Richmond Mills Road (Rte 20A,) Livonia, from 1-3pm on Saturday October 5, 2013. Friends are invited to bring a written memory or photo of Tom with them. Burial will be held on Monday October 7, 2013 at 2pm at Bath National Cemetery with full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made in Tom’s memory to the Livingston County Hospice, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris, NY 14510 or the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Albert W. “Bucky” Carlin ~ September 14, 2013


Piffard: September 14, 2013 with family at his side 10 days prior to his 65th birthday, after losing a 14 month battle with cancer that took his vision first. He was born September 24, 1948 in Sidney, NY to Albert (Abe) and Margaret (Marge) Poole Carlin. He was the owner/operator of Carlin Enterprises trucking company for over 30 years. His job took him to western NY in 1993 where he met the love of his life. They were married September 29, 2001 at Inspiration Point in Letchworth State Park. Gatherings will not be the same without his wit and humor. No more Christmas gag gifts, treats for pets Bree, Diesel & Sidney or funny stories, just lots of great memories.

He is survived by his wife, Carol (Smith);children, James (Laurie) Carlin of Tuscon, AZ., Tracy (Sean) Schwenneker of El Cajon, CA., Timothy (Joanne) Carlin of Raleigh,NC, Francine (Robert) Pelkey of Caledonia, Patricia Finocchario, stationed with the US Navy, & Barbara Finocchario of Piffard. 5 grandchildren, Paige Carlin, Evan & Zachary Schwenneker, Ryan & Jessica Pelkey. brother, James (JoAnn) Carlin of Bainbridge, NY, mother-in-law Frances (Morris) Smith, brother-in-laws Robert (Tink) Smith, Kevin Smith & Wayne (Sue) Smith all of Livonia, nieces & nephews.

Friends may call Thursday 5 – 8 PM at Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Big Tree St. Livonia, where services will be held Friday at 11 AM. Memorial contributions to Teresa House, 21 Highland Rd, Geneseo, NY 14454. To send condolences, visit:

Travis R. Blohm ~ September 12, 2013


Travis R. Blohm, 22, of Livonia, NY, died September 12, 2013. Born January 15, 1991 in Rochester, the son of Richard and Brenda (Peterson) Blohm, the older brother of Tyler. He attended Livonia schools and graduated in 2009, where he was a member of the baseball and basketball teams. He was an avid fan of the Red Sox and Colts. He loved going to Hemlock Lake. He adored playing with the children in his life. He was an extremely kind, thoughtful, and compassionate person with a heart of gold. He always left people smiling.

Travis is survived by his parents Richard Blohm and Brenda Peterson Blohm; and his brother and best friend Tyler Blohm. He also leaves his maternal grandmother Nancy Peterson; his paternal grandfather Earl Blohm; many beloved Aunts, Uncles and Cousins; his dogs Jada and Ceasar. He also leaves many special friends.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday September 17th from 4-8pm at Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home in Livonia. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday September 18th, 11am at the Kevin W Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree St., Routes 15 & 20A, Livonia. Interment immediately following the service at St. Michael’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the Livingston County Humane Society, PO Box 233, Avon, NY 14414. To send condolences please visit:

Donations for the Blohm family can be made at: Blohm Support Fund.

Friends and family are encouraged to share memories and photos at: In Loving Memory of Travis Blohm

Richard Douglas Brown ~ September 12, 2013

Richard Douglas Brown of Livonia passed away September 12, 2013, at his home after a long illness. He was born December 10, 1934, the son of Francis and Margaret Wallace Brown.

Dick is survived by his wife of sixty years, Mary Ann Hanna Brown. They lived in the same home in Livonia for well over fifty-five years.

He will be sadly missed by his two daughters, Karen Brown and Connie (William) Ohle both of Livonia, and by his son Richard (Teresa) Brown of Dunedin, Florida.

Affectionately known as Bumpa, he leaves his thirteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Also surviving are 2 brothers, Ronald (Sally) Brown and Robert Brown; sister, Maureen (Gene) Flanders, many family members and friends.

Dick was a member and past Master of the Livonia F & AM Lodge #778 for over fifty years. He was also active in the local Eastern Star, where he was a past patron and DGL. He was a long time member of Lakeville United Church of Christ. Dick was an avid sports fan participating in his younger years and later as a spectator. There was no other baseball team in his mind than the New York Yankees. He totally enjoyed going to the games of his grandchildren and would rarely miss a game. After his retirement as a purchasing agent for many years, Dick enjoyed working around the house and also doing wood working projects. He will be forever remembered mowing his yard.

Friends may call Monday, September 16 from 4-7 at Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc, 21 Big Tree Street, Routes 15 & 20A, Livonia, where a funeral service will be held Tuesday, 11:00AM. A Masonic ceremony will be held Monday, 7PM following calling hours. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Geneseo. Memorial contributions may be made to Livonia Masonic Lodge # 778, PO Box 49, Livonia, NY, 14487. To send condolences please visit:

Joan Kutniewski ~ September 6, 2013


Bristol: Joan Kutniewski, age 71, passed peacefully September 6th at home surrounded by her loving family & friends. Born in Manchester July 14,1942 to the late Mina & Lewis DeMay. Joan attended Pal-Mac High School.

Survived by her Husband Don of 48 years. Daughters: Kathy (Rob) Gardner of Macedon; Barb (Danny) Evans of Orchard Park & Kerri Kutniewski of Canandaigua; 6 Grandchildren: Casey, Connor & Abbey Gardner; Zoe, Mia & Dylan Evans; Sister: Eunice Reynolds of Palmyra; Sister-in-laws: Joan Moseng of Binghamton & Carole Duntley of California; Special Cousin: Linda Holbrook;Special Friends: Maureen & Joe Robert / Donna & Craig Nielsen. Nephews, nieces, cousins, many friends & Felines.

Joan led an active life! She worked for Mobile Chemical then at the Pal-Mac School District. Was a member of the Macedon Town Library Board, a Trustee for the Farmington Cemetery Assoc., involved in many Cancer drives, Secretary Scheduler for The Colony Caregivers & an active member of Farmington Friends Church.

Donations can be made to the following: Greater Rochester Scleroderma Support Group – PO Box 92513, Rochester, NY 14692-2513; The Colony Caregivers – PO Box 12, Shortsville, NY 14548; Farmington Friends Church – 187 Cty Rd 8, Farmington, NY 14425. There will be a Celebration of her Life at Farmington Friends Church Saturday September 21st at 5pm followed by a Reception. Arrangements, Kevin W Dougherty Funeral Home, Honeoye-Livonia. To send a condolence, please visit:

Nanette Maxwell – September 8, 2013


Geneseo: Nanette Maxwell died September 8, 2013 at age 77 after a long and valiant battle with ovarian cancer. Nanette was born in Glasgow Scotland in 1935. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She is predeceased by her parents George & Eliza Hope, her brother George Hope, and grandson Elliot Maxwell. Survived by her loving husband Bill Maxwell of Geneseo, children; Raymond (Cheryl) Maxwell of Livonia, Stephen (Debbie) Maxwell of AR, and Jennifer (Pat) Redmiles of VA. Grandchildren, Jessica Redmiles, Alison Redmiles, Margaret Katherine Redmiles, Laura Maxwell, Andrew Maxwell, Ewan Maxwell, Shea Maxwell, Blair Maxwell, and Reghan Maxwell. Great-granddaughter Amelia Maxwell, and many dear friends.

Nanette’s memorial service will be held Saturday September 21, 2013 at 11am at the Central Presbyterian Church, 31 Center Street, Geneseo, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Po Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38148 or Golisano Children’s Hospital, PO Box 23029, Rochester, NY 14692. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Mary Jane Gifford ~ August 23, 2013

Geneseo-Lakeville: Mary Jane Gifford, at age 95, August 23, 2013. She was predeceased by parents, Ralph and Lotty (Hair) Wilson; husband Robert Norman Gifford. She is survived by her children, R. Norman (Lee Anne) Gifford of Greece, NY, Susan (Stevens) Hanvey of Greenfield Center, NY, Melissa (Don) Whaley of Martville, NY, Eileen (David) Headley of Livonia, NY; 8 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren; brother, William Wilson of CA.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, September 7 at Central Presbyterian Church, 31 Center Street, Geneseo, with Rev. Dr. Nancy E. Lowmaster officiating. Memorials may be made to Central Presbyterian Church, 31 Center St., Geneseo, NY 14454, Livingston County Hospice, 2 County Campus, Mt. Morris, NY 14510-1619, or Teresa House, 21 Highland Road, Geneseo, NY 14454.Arrangements, Kevin W Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Livonia-Honeoye. To send condolences, please visit:

Jerry W Diem “Bamps” ~ September 1, 2013


Honeoye: Jerry W. Diem “Bamps”, age 75, passed peacefully at his Canadice home, September 1, 2013, with his wife of 54 years by his side. He is predeceased by his parents George and Wilma Mueller Diem, and sister Carol Kinney.

Jerry is survived by his wife Lois(Barclay) Diem and daughter; Debra (Gary) Kellerson of Honeoye. Grandchildren; “Mandy Pandy”/Amanda (Aaron Mann) Kellerson, Jeff Kellerson, Shaunna Weber, Alan (Sarah) Kellerson. 6 great grandchildren. Sister, Betty Banner of Hornell, NY ; brother, Tom (Chris) Diem of FL. Several nieces & nephews.

A funeral service will be held 12:00 Noon on Saturday, September 7 at Canadice United Methodist Church, 5949 County Road 37, Canadice, NY. Burial, Canadice United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Canadice United Methodist Church, 5949 Canadice Hill Road, Springwater, NY 14560. Arrangements entrusted to Kevin W Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 8624 Main Street, Honeoye, NY 14471. To send a condolence, please visit:

James R Pfuntner ~ September 3, 2013


James R. Pfuntner of Avon, September 3, 2013, at age 67 years, after a courageous battle with cancer, died at home surrounded by his 3 loving daughters. He is survived by his 5 children, Theresa (Troy) Donlon of Rush, Kimberley (Mike) Starr of Charlottesville, VA., Jeanine (Rudyard) Alcocer of Knoxville, TN., Douglas Pfuntner of Webster, & Sara Lickers of Conesus; 8 grandchildren, Ali, Rachel and Daniel Starr, Carmen and Joel Alcocer ; Ashley and Brianna Donlon and Ryan Matos. Brothers, Richard Pfuntner of Conesus & Francis (Lorraine) Pfuntner of Cohocton; sisters, Doris Miles of Rochester, Eileen (Gene) King of Rochester, Barbara Frey of Albany, Beatrice Robinson of Rush. Many loving nieces & nephews. Predeceased by his parents Martin and Helen Pfuntner of Avon, NY, sisters Marion McAvoy Curtin of Ocala, FL, Virginia Lay of Rochester, NY. Brother, Paul Pfuntner of Geneseo NY.

Jim was the youngest of 10 children, he loved his family and was very proud to be their brother. He worked as a mechanic after high school. He joined the Army and served during the Vietnam War, in the Honor Guard at Arlington National Cemetery. He spent the majority of his career selling Kenworth trucks and managing a Kenworth dealership in Rochester, NY. He was an entrepreneur and owned a variety of businesses and real estate investments in the Rochester, NY and Ft. Lauderdale, FL areas. Jim was an avid pilot, loved to travel to see family and take vacations to the Florida Keys and “cool his jets” with friends and family by the water and in the sunshine. Jim also loved to dance and listen to blues music. His “girls” where the key to his heart and he thoroughly enjoyed the time he spent with his family.

Jim was a kind, loving and generous man. He made everyone he met feel like they were unique and special in his life. He was loved by many and offered unmatched love and loyalty in return. He will be missed dearly by family and friends.

Friends may call Thursday & Friday 4 – 7 PM at Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Big Tree St. Livonia. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at Sacred Heart Church, Perkinsville, NY at 1 PM with Burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery to follow. Memorials to the Open Door Mission, 156 North Plymouth Ave. Rochester, NY 14608. For more information or send condolences, please visit:

Helen Hilliard Mastin – September 1, 2013

Canadice: Helen Hilliard Mastin, age 92, passed away on Septemebr 1, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband Earl Mastin in 2011. Helen is survived by her niece, Denise (Frank) Gundert of Newburg, NY; ner nephew, Edward Hilliard of Waterloo, NY; her brother-in-law, Ivan (Virginia) of Springwater,NY; special cousins including Wilson and Sylvia Mastin of Bloomfield and their family. many nieces and nephews of Earl’s including Donald (Sue) Mastin of Avon,NY and Denise Alcock of Honeoye,NY. many dear friends and devoted caregivers.

Friends and family are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 10 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Route 20A, Honeoye, followed by a luncheon. Burial, St. Bridgets Cemetery,East Bloomfield at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Richmond Ambulance Fund, PO Box 469, Honeoye,NY 14471 or St. Mary’s Church, 8961 W. Main St. Honeoye.NY 14471. Arrangements, Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Honeoye – Livonia. To send condolences, visit: