Robert F. Sheldon ~ September 25, 2014


Canandaigua: September 25, 2014 at age 71. Predeceased by his parents Gilman and Alice (Sterns) Sheldon and daughter Nicole. Survived by his wife Debbie (Beahon) Sheldon of Canandaigua; Daughters Robin (Todd) Houseman of Albion and Teresa (Ryan) Wilkins of Medina; 3 Grandchildren Mercedes Houseman, Reagan and Lucas Wilkins; Sister Elizabeth (John) Tucker of TN; Brothers Edwin (Loretta) of NC and Alan (June) of Gasport, NY; extended family and friends.

Bob was born February 28, 1943, son of Gilman and Alice (Sterns) Sheldon. After graduating from high school he joined the US Navy. He then attended college at night for 6 years for accounting. He started his dairy career with Meadow Lane Dairy in 1968, where he picked up milk from farms delivering it to the dairy. Meadow Lane Dairy was purchased by Upstate in 1972. In later years Bob worked as the plant accountant. He continued working for Upstate until his retirement in 2011.

He loved working in his gardens, enjoyed fishing, was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Friends may call Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 3-6pm at the Kevin W Dougherty Funeral Home, 21 Big Tree St, Rtes 15 & 20A, Livonia, where services will follow calling at 6pm. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Wood Library, 134 N Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424 or a charity of choice. To send a condolence or for further information please visit :

Vienchaleun Kettavong – September 23, 2014


Rush: 9/23/2014 at age 71 years. Vienchaleun Kettavong was born on 6/16/1943 in Nong Nam Chanh, Laos to Kuea and Chantah. He is survived by his spouse Saysamone Kettavong of Rush, children; Oi, Pepsy, Lae (Romona), Nok (Vy), Awe and Guy (Tiffany). Grandchildren; Vy, Syanne, Jubei, Aianna, Olivia, Reyna, Nyla, and with twins on the way. Siblings; Kolakhan and Souly, nieces & nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends.

Vienchaleun Kettavong was the 5th of seven children. Early on he realized he wanted to pursue a career in the military and decided to join the army. In the midst of the Vietnam Conflict, Mr. Kettavong enlisted in the Lao Republic Army in 1961. Within three years he had advanced to the rank of first lieutenant and became the commander of Laotian battalion. Between 1963-1969 he was sent to the front line of Namback. His heroic leadership earned him honorary metals. Towards the end of the conflict, Mr. Kettavong was sent to the army head quarters in Vientiane, where he was promoted to Chief of Bureau of Foreign Students. His role at that post included the selection of candidates for the elite military training in the U.S. During the Communist regime of the mid 1970’s, Mr. Kettavong was held in a concentration camp for over six years due to his anti-Communist views.

Early in his military career, while attending a coed basketball game, a young nursing student, Saysamone Chantavasouk – his future wife and the mother of his six children, caught his eyes. In 1980, he was sentenced to death for his continuous anti-communist views. In leniency, Mr. Kettavong was granted furlough to say goodbye to his family. Rather than returning to camp, he and his family escaped Laos for Nongkhai, Thailand, where they were placed in a refugee camp for two years.

In March of 1982, the family arrived in Rochester, New York, with five dollars in hand. The emigration was possible solely through the efforts of his youngest brother, Souly, and the sponsorship of the Lakeville United Church of Christ. To provide for his family he worked multiple jobs including maintenance, custodial, and painting, knowing to be successful in life, education was the key. When a custodial position opened up at Rochester Institute of Technology, he immediately landed the position knowing the benefits of subsidized tuition for his children far outweighed the minimum pay. After putting his 6 kids through college, he eventually retired as a shipping and receiving clerk after 28 years of service at R.I.T. During his retirement years, apart from spending time with his family, he found tranquility and great pleasure in hunting in the woods. He was at peace. On his final day, Mr. Kettavong was at his home away from home.

Friends may call on Saturday, September 27th, from 3-8pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15&20A, Livonia. Services will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, September 28th, from 11:30am-5pm. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Mary C. Heinsler – September 19, 2014


Henrietta: September 19, 2014 at age 95 years. Predeceased by her husbands, Herbert Smith and Arthur Heinsler & son-in-law Neil Gates. Survived by her daughters; Vivian Gates of Henrietta and Geraldine (Philip) Schultz of Conesus. Siblings; Wilson Boor of Stanley, Sheldon (Gail) Boor, and Velma Veeder both of Dansville. 7 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren, nieces & nephews.

Friends may call on Tuesday, Sept. 23rd, from 11-2pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Livonia, where services will follow calling at 2pm. Burial Union Cemetery, Livonia. Memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s memory to the Henrietta Ambulance, 280 Calkins Road, Rochester, NY 14623 or Monroe Community Hospital, 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Marianne L. McAlister ~ September 17, 2014


Lakeville: September 17, 2014, at age 53. Predeceased by father Elmer W. Dawley. Survived by her husband Glenn T. McAlister of Lakeville; daughter Lynda Stevens of Brocton, NY; son Thomas McAlister of Lakeville; mother Evelyn (Raymond) Holbrook. 3 grandchildren; Justin Jewell, Samantha and William Stevens. Sister Marie Slack. Nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Tuesday, September 23rd from 6-8pm at the Kevin W Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rtes 15 & 20A, Livonia. Funeral Service will be held privately. For further information or to send a condolence, please visit:

Elizabeth J. “Betty” Moore ~ September 16, 2014


Hemlock: September 16, 2014 at age 63 years. Predeceased by parents Milton and Helen (Shellman) Hollenbeck and sisters; Bernie Hollenbeck, Judy Handy and Phyllis White. Survived by her husband Stephen G. Moore of Hemlock. Children; Todd (Jill) Moore of Indiana, Timothy (Paula) Moore of Livonia, and Tracy (Moore) (Richard) Swift of Wayland. 7 grandchildren; Justin Moore of Wayland, Kristin & Taylor Moore of Indiana, Ruthie & Chloe Moore of Livonia, Chantel & Benjamin Teed of Wayland. 4 step grandchildren; Kayla, Brooke and Skylar Swift of Wayland, and Amelia Swift of Nunda. Sisters; Donna Shepard and Cathy Gascon. Many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Saturday, September 20th, from 11am-3pm at the Kevin W Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia where services will follow at 3pm. Burial, Richmond Center Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association, 3500 Winton Place, Rochester, NY 14623 or Hemlock Fire Department, 7375 Al Sharpe Ave, Hemlock, NY 14466. For further information or to send a condolence, please visit:

Beverly J. Lewis ~ September 16, 2014


Livonia/Honeoye Falls: September 16, 2014 at age 76 years. Predeceased by her husband Donald J. Lewis and son Donald J. Lewis Jr. Survived by her daughter Diana (Brian) Walker of Henrietta, daughter-in-law Darlene (Dan) Lewis-Robbins of Honeoye, and her dearly beloved companion Jack Stowell and his family. Sisters, Joyce (James) Banker of Geneseo and Peggy Klick of Perry. Three grandchildren; Katie (TJ) Cratsley of Honeoye, Cody Robbins of Honeoye, and Brandon Walker of Henrietta. Three great-grandchildren; Terry Jr., Jozlynne, and Gage Cratsley all of Honeoye. Nieces & nephews, great nieces & nephews, cousins, and friends.

Beverly was a shining light with a gracious smile and a generous heart. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a valued member of the Eastern Star, serving as a past Matron and a Grand Officer. Her love of shopping, golf and being a social planner were great pleasures for her. We were very blessed to have her in our lives. She will be greatly missed.

Beverly’s family would like to thank the staff of Monroe Community Hospital for their compassionate care during her stay.

Friends may call on Sunday, Sept. 21st, from 4-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15&20A, Livonia. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Monday, Sept 22nd, at 11am at the West Bloomfield Congregational United Church of Christ, 9035 Rte 5 & 20, West Bloomfield, NY 14580. Pastor Corey Keyes will be officiating. Burial North Bloomfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Bloomfield Congregational UCC at the address above. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Doris E. Gula – September 11, 2014

Livonia/Oneonta: Doris E. Gula of Livonia, formerly a resident of Oneonta, NY, died September 11, 2014 at age 93 years. Predeceased by her husbands; Ernest Frisbee and John Gula Jr., her sister Millicent Eggler, and her nephew George Eggler. Survived by children; Lila (Floyd) Shaw of Cookeville, TN, Sheila (Walter) Taylor of Livonia, Lilly Gula and her siblings. 3 grandchildren; Raymond Shaw, Darrin Shaw, and Rebecca Helton, 7 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Doris was born on July 19, 1921 in Bloomville, NY to parents William and Vesta (Miller) Whitney. She was a union steward and chief inspector at Enterprise Aluminum in Oneonta, NY for many years.

A graveside service for Doris will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 11am at Oneonta Plains Cemetery, Oneonta, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY 13820. Arrangements entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Livonia-Honeoye. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

David L. Perkins ~ September 9, 2014

Conesus: September 9, 2014 at age 84 years. Survived by his Godchild Diane (Peter) Spencer of Conesus & many cousins & dear friends.

David was born June 24, 1930, the son of Carl and Elizabeth Dodd Perkins. He was a retiree of Wilmot Castle Company in Rochester, a longtime treasurer and member of the Conesus Fire Department. A Korean war veteran, David was also a member of the Conlon-Mulvaney American Legion Post #1779.

Friends may call Thursday 4 – 7 PM at Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Tree St. Livonia where services will be held Friday at 11 AM. Burial, G. Arnold Cemetery, Conesus with full military honors. Memorial contributions to Conesus Fire Dept. PO Box 216, Conesus, NY 14435. To send a condolence or further information, please visit:

James S. Sackett “Scott” – September 9, 2014


Greece: September 9, 2014 at age 46 after a motorcycle accident. Survived by his daughters; Tiffany Sackett of Penfield, Taylor Sackett of Macedon, and their mother Lynnette Sackett. Youngest daughter Jaci Sackett of Greece and her mother Rita Fronckowiak. His father Alan (Karen) Sackett of Springwater and mother Marlene Cronk of Greece. Brother & sisters; John Eric Sackett of Greece, Kirk Brockman, Kelly Brockman and Alicia Sackett. Many aunts & uncles, cousins, extended family, and friends.

James Scott Sackett was born on April 8, 1968 in Rochester, NY to parents Thomas Alan and Marlene (Wilson) Sackett. He was a union roofer for many years and also owned Scott Sackett Roofing Inc., Rochester, NY.

Friends may call Tuesday, September 16th, from 4-8pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree St., Rte 15&20A, Livonia, where services will be held on Wednesday at 11am. Rev. Brandi Wooten will be officiating. Burial St. Agnes Cemetery, Avon. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sackett Children Education Fund, C/o John Haugh, Five Star Bank, PO Box 579, Lakeville, NY 14480. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

John W. Muscato – September 5, 2014


Livonia: September 5, 2014 at home at age 78. Predeceased by siblings; Carmello Muscato, Anne Genduso-Fox, Sarah LaDelfa, Thomas Muscato, Anthony Muscato, Mary D’Angelo, Samuel Muscato, and son-in-law Dale DuRoss. Survived by his wife of 48 years Patricia Muscato of Livonia. Children; Steven (Aimee, daughter Alyssa & granddaughter Autumn) Muscato of Livonia and Christine DuRoss of Henrietta. Grandson Brian John Muscato. Brother Frank Muscato of Mt. Morris, sister Louise Muscato of Ontario, brother-in-law Sterling (Elsie) Fox of Naples, and sister-in-law Sally Muscato of Hemlock. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

John was born on October 22, 1935 in Livonia Center, NY to parents Joseph & Jennie (Guarino) Muscato. He was employed by the 3M Company as a quality control supervisor for many years. He was a member at St. Matthew Catholic Church, a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

Friends may call on Sunday from 4-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia. John’s Funeral Mass will be on Monday at 10:30am at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 6591 Richmond Mills Road, Livonia. Burial St. Michael’s Cemetery, Livonia. Memorial contributions may be made to the Livonia Ambulance, PO Box 8, Livonia, NY 14487, the Livonia Fire Dept, PO Box 151, Livonia, NY 14487, Livingston County Hospice, 2 Murray Hill Dr., Mt. Morris, NY 14510 or St. Matthew Building Fund, PO Box 77, Livonia, NY 14487. To send a condolence and for further information please visit: