Ruth Wynifred Beck (Hendershott) – June 28, 2015

Lakeville: June 28, 2015 at age 83. Predeceased by her husband William “Bill” Beck. Survived by her brother Elwyn “Hank” Hendershott of Irondequoit, nephew Richard (Deborah) Hendershott, and cousin Alice Thompson. Ruth had many friends in the Lakeville Community, she was a member of the Lakeville Fire Department Auxillary and retired from Park Ridge Hospital where she worked for many years. Ruth had been a resident at the Livingston County CNR for many years and the family wishes to thank the staff, especially her social worker Lynne Heather, for their care and compassion.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 2nd, at 10:30am at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Rte 20A, Geneseo. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Marion L. Swager (Alford) ~ June 27, 2015


Livonia: June 27, 2015 at age 91 years. Predeceased by her first husband Victor Alford and her second husband Henry “Hank” Swager, daughter and son-in-law Bonnie & Wayne Sparks, siblings; Albert and Wayne Benson, and Ruby Harrington. Survived by children; Patty (Max) DuBois of FL, Judy (Bill) Young of East Rochester, David (Pam) Alford of Avon, Sandra Allen of PA, and Vic (Jean) Alford of Bloomfield. Brothers; Bill (Jean) Benson of Livonia and Kenny (Jean) Benson of Lima. Sister; Ruth (Willard) Tucker. Special granddaughter Sheri (Mike) Morrison of Rochester, many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, nieces & nephews.

Marion was born on December 25, 1923 in Pennsylvania, to Homer and Lela Benson.

Marion loved to play cards, especially euchre. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and doing needlework projects. Marion ventured to Nascar races with family to cheer for her favorite driver, Jeff Gordon.

Marion belonged to the Lions Club in Livonia.

Throughout her life she was always looking for ways to help others. Marion was a supporter of the Special Olympics. Marion also devoted herself to volunteering in the Grandparents program at both Geneseo Central and Livonia Central.

Friends may call on Tuesday, June 30th, from 4-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rtes 15 & 20A, Livonia, where services will be held on Wednesday at 4pm. Private interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Geneseo, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Conesus Lake Nursing Home, Activity Fund, 6131 Big Tree Road, Livonia, NY 14487. To send a condolence and for further information please

Dorothy M. McLaughlin – June 25, 2015


Livonia – Dorothy M. McLaughlin passed away on June 25, 2015, at age 79. She was predeceased by her parents Raymond and Mary Gregory, brothers; Steve, Larry, Daniel Gregory and her sister Marlene Fisher. She is survived by her husband John, children, Bryan (Molly) McLaughlin, Bradley (Karen) McLaughlin, Wendy (Richard) Monroe, Mary Ann (Scott) Schlesing, and Colleen (Eric) VanDurme, her sisters; Barbara Bethmann-Mahooty, Joan (Lester) Fanton, and her brother James (Millie) Gregory, 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and her beloved cat Boris.

Private services under the direction of Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Livonia – Honeoye. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 7023 Merrifield, VA 22116. To send a condolence please visit:

William L. “Billy” Clark ~ June 21, 2015


Livonia: June 21, 2015 at age 67. Predeceased by children Melissa and John Clark. Survived by his wife Mariane and daughter Michelle Fugle of Rochester. Sister Tonya (Mike) McNeely of Perryton, Texas. Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Thursday, June 25th from 4-8pm at Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Routes 15 & 20A, Livonia, where services will be held Friday at 11am. Burial Union Cemetery, Livonia. Memorial contributions to Livonia Ambulance, PO Box 8, Livonia, NY 14487. To send condolences or for further information please visit:

Brandyn R. Doe (Osborne) – June 18, 2015


Dansville/Gates: June 18, 2015 at age 33 years. Survived by parents: Lorilyn & Rodney Doe of Dansville, siblings; Rachel, Emily, Ethan, and Gabriel Doe all of Dansville. Aunts & uncles, cousins, and many other loving family and friends.

Friends may call on Wednesday, June 24th, from 3-5pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia. Brandyn’s Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday evening at 7:30pm at the New Hope Community Church, 3355 Union Street, North Chili, NY. Interment Wheatland Baptist Cemetery on Thursday, June 25th, at 1pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Teen Challenge, 124 Furman Street, Syracuse, NY 13205. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Eleanor A. DeClerck “Ellie” (Weld) – June 14, 2015


Livonia: June 14, 2015 at age 92 years. Predeceased by her husband Remi “Ray” DeClerck in 1988. Grandsons: Nathan Sand and Joshua Price; siblings: her twin sister Catherine Dickson, Richard Weld, and Barbara Zwack. Nephews: Romy DeClerck, Gary Zwack, niece Beth Dickson, and son-in-law Paul Buckman. Survived by daughters: Sue (William) Sand of Lancaster, OH, Anne (Rodney) Clements of Livonia, and Becky (Lari Whiting) Price of Livonia. Grandchildren: Jason (Kris) Sand, Jeremiah (Emily) Sand, Michelle Litz, Aaron Clements, and Corbin Clements. Great-grandchildren: Alyssa Sand, Jacen Janes, Emma, Grace, Morgan, and Owen Clements. Sister-in-law Catherine Weld, several nieces & nephews, and many wonderful friends.

Ellie was born February 17, 1923 at Conesus Lake to Leon and Myrtle (Cole) Weld. She spent the first few weeks bundled and warming by the cook stove as she was the smaller twin. She and her siblings had an adventurous childhood at the lake with their loving Grandmother, Edith Cole.

She attended the one room school house on East Lake Road and graduated from Madison High school in Rochester.

The love of her life, Remi Robert DeClerck, asked her to marry him after a blind date and a short courtship. He came by one day and said, ” You had better put a hat on if we are getting married”. He was called to war very soon after. ( World War II)

During their marriage they built two houses from the bottom up and raised three strong girls! Ellie worked as a baker at Rush Henrietta schools as the girls got older. She fostered a true love of the outdoors by taking us for picnics in the woods and teaching us about the wildflowers . Her stories of tiny woodland creatures would have been fantastic children’s books.

Ellie was always active in the Methodist church and a very active member of the American Legion Ely -Fagan Auxiliary Post 1151.

In later years she thought of her children, in- law children, grands and great grands as her jewels. She loved her family and strived to be fair with them all. She listened to them and prayed without ceasing for them.

Her last years, when her health kept her in, her delight was to pack Operation Christmas Child boxes for children in poor, needy and war torn countries. She made countless washcloths for the boxes and organized the “Ladies” at Wild Briar apartments to pack over 20 boxes every year.

Truly a woman of great gifts and much love who cherished her family and her God.

Friends may call on Friday, June 19th, from 2-4 & 7-9pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rtes 15 & 20A, Livonia, where services will be held on Saturday at 10am. Rev. Dave Geer will be the celebrant. Private burial to be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Ely-Fagan Post 1151, 260 Middle Road, Henrietta, NY 14467 or Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Catherine Calabria – June 13, 2015


Geneseo, NY: Catherine Calabria, formerly of Ravenna, Ohio, died on June 13, 2015 at age 99 years. Predeceased by her husband John A. Calabria in 1990 and her siblings; Dominic, Frank, and Rose Corsino. Survived by daughter Joan (George) Calabria Kuyon of Geneseo. Grandson Scott (Marie) Kuyon of Geneseo and 2 great-grandchildren; Claire and Eve. Sisters; Angeline Bello and Mary Wright. Several nieces & nephews.

Catherine was born on March 20, 1916 in Hudson, OH to parents Antonio and Maria Corsino. She attended Bohecker’s Business College in Ravenna, OH, receiving a business degree. Catherine worked for 40 years at the Ohio Bureau of Unemployment and retired as manager. She loved her family, gardening, baking, canning, and sewing. She baked all the favors for her grandson Scott’s wedding at age 98 and enjoyed every minute of it.

Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 10am at Immaculate Conception Church, 409 West Main Street, Ravenna, OH 44266. Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ravenna. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Catherine’s memory to the Immaculate Conception Church at the address above. Arrangements entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Livonia-Honeoye. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Marcela Elizabeth Ricci – June 12, 2015


Caledonia: Marcela E. Ricci passed away on June 12, 2015 at age 40. Survived by her mother Ligia and stepfather James Crane; Brother Andrew Crane, sisters Melanie (Sean) Brake, Jennifer Crane and Amybeth (Brian) Miller.

Marcela spent many years working in the field of Health Care and was a Child Care Advocate. She is a former graduate of Batavia High School, Genesee Community College and the University of Buffalo.

Friends may call on Thursday, June 18th, from 7-9 pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rtes 15 & 20A, Livonia. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 27th, at 10:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 42 East South St. Geneseo, NY 14454. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mumford Branch Library 883 George St. P.O. Box 89, Mumford, NY 14511; attention Cindy Scott, Assistant Librarian. 

Arrangements entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc, Livonia-Honeoye. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Constance E. “Connie” Gerhart ~ June 8, 2015


Bristol/Honeoye: Connie passed away on June 8, 2015 at age 88 years. Predeceased by parents Howard Cuer and Iva (Stiles) Cuer Darby; husband Tom Gerhart; son James Gresens; and stepson Stanley Gerhart. Survived by children; Janice (Bruce) Wohlschlegel of Honeoye, Judith (Randy) Schulz of Bristol, Joanne Wheaton of FL, Tammy (Scott) Launt of Bristol. Step childen; Jackie (Charlie) Garratt of Canandaigua, Thomas (Beth) Gerhart of CT, Densie Rivera of Greece, Rosemary Gerhart of Farmington, Cora (Jim) Buck of Hemlock, Kelley (Deb) Gerhart of Clifton Springs, Andy (Diane) Gerhart of CT. Daughter-in-law Sue Gresens of Bristol. 10 grandchildren. 10 great grandchildren. Several step grandchildren.

Constance (Connie) Gerhart was born on January 3, 1927 in Greece, New York, daughter of Howard Cuer and Iva Stiles. She was their only child. The family moved to Westfield, Pennsylvania when she was quite young. A lot of her favorite memories came from growing up in Westfield. She went to a small elementary school there where she knew everyone. The Cuer family had a farm in Westfield where she spent a lot of time.

She and her mother moved to Rochester, New York when she was a young teenager. Iva was from a large family and most of them lived in Rochester.

Connie attended Jefferson High School for 4 years, and after graduation she married her first husband Elmer Gresens. They had 4 children, James, Janice, Judy and Joanne. Iva had remarried and lived on a farm in Bristol, New York. In 1951 Connie and Elmer moved to the farm in Bristol, it then became known as the family farm.

The marriage failed and in the early 1960’s she met and married Thomas Gerhart, who had 8 children Jackie, Thomas Jr., Stanley, Densie, Rosemary, Cora, Kelly and Andy. It was a very busy time. Connie and Tom had another child Tammy.

In 1969 Connie opened a restaurant in Honeoye, New York called Connie’s Drive In. It was a family run business which she operated for 30 Years.

The last 15 years of her life she lived back on the family farm. She will be missed by so many!!!

Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life on Sunday, July 12th at 2pm at her daughter Judy’s home. Memorials contributions to Elm Manor Patient Activity Fund, 201 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424. Arrangements, Kevin W Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Honeoye-Livonia. To send a condolence or for further information please visit:

Friedrich H. Sommer “Fred” – June 4, 2015


Rochester: Friedrich H. Sommer, formerly of Honeoye, NY, died June 4th, 2015 at Monroe Community Hospital at age 63 years, after a long battle with cancer. Predeceased by his parents Heinrich and Theresa (Wulf) Sommer and brother Hermann Sommer. Survived by his siblings; Marielies Renke of Gates, NY, Wilma (Herman) Young of Williamson, NY, Lydia (David) Guffey of Honeoye, NY, and Karin (Ronald) Wheaton of Hemlock, NY. Also many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Fred was born on December 30th, 1951 in Nordhorn, Germany. At the age of 3, he and his family emigrated to the United States and settled in Perry, NY. They later moved to Honeoye, where he graduated from High school in 1970. Fred worked at Schlegel manufacturing in Rochester, and also at Bausch and Lomb.

Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, June 9th, at 11:00am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Main Street, Route 20A, Honeoye. Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Honeoye. Memorial contributions may be made to the Open Door Mission, 156 Plymouth Ave. North, Rochester, NY 14608, or Monroe Community Hospital, 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620. To send a condolence and for further information, please visit: