Chrisann Philipson ~ April 29, 2016

Chrisann Philipson

Honeoye: April 29, 2016 at age 57 years. Survived by her partner of 28 years, Rick Lentz; her parents, Richard and Patricia Philipson; and siblings, Michael Philipson (Jesse Sutterlin), Thomas Philipson, Judith Philipson-Raffard (Scott Green), and Ricky Philipson. Also survived by her in-laws; Allen & Carmen Lentz; honorary brothers; Lewis & Thomas Stess-Johnston & Jon Raffard; many nieces & nephews; and other extended family & dear friends.

Born in Rochester, New York, Chrisann grew up in Ionia, and attended Bloomfield Central School and then CCFL, where she earned an Associate’s Degree. Through the years, she worked in various bookkeeping and support positions, including a stint in Washington as Assistant to Maureen Reagan. She also took on a part-time role, tending bar for many years at Mendon’s Cottage Hotel –offering her hearty laugh and ready smile to all.

But Chrisann was never really defined by what she did to earn a living. Rather, she will be remembered for her courage, her selflessness, and her zest for life. She supported countless other women struggling with breast cancer, even as she herself became more ill. She leaves us in awe of her gentle spirit, her compassion for others, and her ever-present grace under unthinkable odds. Hers was a life meant to give valuable lessons in how we might live our own. She loved her partner, Rick, her family and her friends – all deeply. Her “little star” shines on.

According to her wishes, A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 7th, at 11am, at the West Bloomfield Congregational Church, 9035 Rte 5 & 20, West Bloomfield, NY. Rev. Corey Keyes will be the celebrant. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Sands Cancer Center, 360 Parrish Street #101, Canandaigua, NY 14424. To send a condolence please visit:

Ronald J. Schur ~ April 27, 2016

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Conesus Lake: April 27, 2016 at age 79 years. Predeceased by his first wife, Donna and sister, Nancy. Survived by his wife, Jan; his sons, Donald (Cindy) Schur of Mission Viejo, California; Stephen (Karen) Schur of Canandaigua, and David (Carolyn) Schur of Naperville, Illinois. Also “sister” Ann, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Sunday, May 1, 2016, 3 – 7 PM at The Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Big Tree St. Livonia. Funeral Mass Monday, 10:30 AM at St. Matthew Church, Route 20A, 6591 Richmond Mills Rd. Livonia. Burial, Holy Ghost Cemetery, Gates. Memorial contributions to St. Matthew Church, PO Box 77, Livonia, NY 14487. To send a condolence please visit:

Thomas B. Kuhn – April 24, 2016


Dansville: April 24, 2016 at age 82 years. Son of the late Raymond & Theresa (Carney) Kuhn. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Merrilee Kiehle Kuhn and children; Thomas Kuhn of Northport, Long Island and Leesa (John) Spitler of Dansville. Granddaughters; Samantha Spitler of Baton Rouge, LA and Alexandra Spitler of Tampa, FL.

Tom was born on April 11, 1934 in Dansville, NY to parents Raymond & Theresa (Carney) Kuhn. He graduated from Dansville High School in 1952 and later joined the United States Air Force serving from 1953-1957. After returning to Dansville Tom worked at the US Post Office, Dansville, NY and retired as a rural carrier. He also drove bus for many years for the Mt. Morris ARC. Tom was a professional photographer for many weddings, special events, and family gatherings. He loved traveling, yard sales, flea markets, and spending time with family.

Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Interment Bath National Cemetery with military honors. Memorial contributions may be made in Tom’s memory to the Dansville Ambulance, 18 Ossian Street, Dansville, NY 14437. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Joyce A. Wester – April 22, 2016


Conesus: April 22, 2016 at age 88 years. Predeceased by her husband Jack Wester and daughter Sherry Fisher. Survived by children Suzanne (Richard) Huber of Wayland and Marty (Sue) Wester of Livonia. 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 1 great- great-grandchild., nieces & nephews.

Friends may call Friday 4 – 7 PM at The Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Big Tree, Livonia, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 AM. Burial, Arnold Cemetery, Conesus. Memorial contributions to the Conesus United Church,6199 Conesus-South Livonia Rd., Conesus, NY 14435, or the Livonia Ambulance Fund PO Box 8, Livonia, NY 14487. To send condolences, please visit:

Alan C. Hymen – April 22, 2016


Livonia: Alan C. Hymen, 61 years, of Livonia, NY died unexpectedly Friday, April 22, 2016 after undergoing surgery at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born in Ithaca, NY January 2, 1955, the son of Gaylord W. and Muriel Updike Hymen. He was employed for many years as both and administrator and teacher at the Norman Howard School in Rochester.

Alan is survived by his sister Julie K. Hymen of New York City and his brother, Mark H. Gaylord of Bedford, NY.

A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, June 26th, at 1pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Routes 15 & 20A, Livonia. After the service a gathering will be held at the Livonia Inn, 17 Commercial Street, Livonia, NY. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Myers Foundation, PO Box 431, Livonia, NY 14487. To send condolences or share a memory, please visit:

Robert E. Champlin “Bob” – April 21, 2016


West Bloomfield: April 21, 2016 at home, surrounded by family, at age 78 years. Predeceased by his parents Willard & Gladys (Proper) Champlin and his sisters; Clara Ernst, Leah Champlin, and Shirley Smith. Survived by his lifelong companion of 41 years, Kathleen Simmons and children; Ralph (Cheryl) Champlin, Cynthia Champlin (Bill Eller), Sandra Champlin (David Chrysler), Mattie (Brad) Stedge, Jennifer Champlin (Timothy Conrad), and Kerry Champlin (Travis Ingerick.) Grandchildren; Robert, Sarah, David, Larz, Melody, and Willow. Also survived by his brothers; Willard (Louella) Champlin and John (Linda) Champlin, several nephews, cousins, and friends.

Friends may call on Wednesday, April 27th, from 12noon-2pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 8624 Main Street, Honeoye, where services will immediately follow calling at 2pm. Burial will follow at Allens Hill Cemetery, Honeoye, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Ontario County Humane Society, 2976 County Road 48, Canandaigua, NY 14424. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Carole N. Brant (Nordquist) ~ April 20, 2016


Livonia: April 20, 2016 at age 83 years. Predeceased by her son Bruce Brant, parents Edwin and Alida Nordquist, and siblings; Arnold, Merlyn, Harold, Edwin, and Dale Nordquist, and Lorrayne Cuccia (Nordquist). Survived by her children; Paul Brant of Derby, NY and Leanne (Michael) Holt of Hemlock. Grandchildren; Kimberly Brant, David Brant, and Jephtha Holt, several nieces & nephews, and friends in her church community.

Carole loved art, poetry, music and flowers. She had a great ear for music, playing both piano and accordion. Walking at Vitale Park, picking wild flower bouquets, watching cartoons with her grandson and attending Ladies Bible Study were favorite activities. Even at the nursing home she organized an art group, for those who wanted more than just coloring book pages.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 14th, at 3pm at Faith Fellowship Church, 5630 Pebble Beach Road, Lakeville, NY 14480. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Fellowship Church at the address above. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Norma J. Beare – April 20, 2016


Conesus: Went home peacefully, surrounded by family on April 20, 2016 at age 68 years. Predeceased by her parents Stanley and Edith Marie DeGroff and her brothers; David and John DeGroff. Survived by her husband of 30 years, Steven Beare and daughter Monique McIntyre of Conesus. Grandchildren; Chad Jachimowicz, Tyler Jachimowicz, and Victoria McIntyre, and one great-grandson David Erler III. Also survived by her sister Pauline (George) Merrell of FL, many nieces & nephews, cousins, and friends.

Friends may call on Saturday, April 23rd, from 2-4pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15&20A, Livonia, where a memorial service will immediately follow at 4pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Teresa House, 21 Highland Road, Geneseo, NY 14454 or the American Cancer Society, 1120 South Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Helen B. Dasson (Baran) – April 16, 2016


Conesus Lake: Unexpectedly on April 16, 2016, at age 59 years, after a brief bout with cancer. Predeceased by her parents Wolodymyr and Olga Baran and siblings; Christine and Zenko Baran. Survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Tom; her brother Bohdan (Maureen) Baran of Rochester, her cousin Oksanna (Britt) Carpenter of Penfield, and her beloved dog Bella. Also survived by her mother-in-law Audrey Dasson, and several brothers & sisters-in-law and their families.

Helen was born on September 19, 1956 in Rochester. After graduation from Nazareth Academy in 1974, she went to work at RG&E, starting in the mail room and eventually moving to the Distribution Engineering Department. She attended night school to obtain a Bachelor of Engineering degree in 1994 and then moved to the Engineering Standards group concentrating on underground construction standards. She resigned from RG&E in 2010 at the time her husband Tom (also an employee) retired, but was hired back in a part time consulting position where she worked until her passing.

Helen’s biggest passion was being outdoors with her dog and frequently with those of friends. She hiked daily, with as many as 4 dogs in tow for several miles. She was always happy to babysit dogs of friends and family. She and Tom have lived on Conesus Lake for 29 years, where they enjoyed swimming, kayaking, sailing and cruising in the powerboat (along with aforementioned dogs). She was an avid gardener, especially enjoying the spring planting season and not giving up on her plants until a hard frost. She enjoyed cooking, art and collecting seahorse and mushroom depictions.

Friends may call on Thursday, April 28th, from 5-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia, where services will be held immediately following at 7pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston County Humane Society, PO Box 233, Avon, NY 14414. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Robert J. Bonacci – April 12, 2016

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Bloomfield: Unexpectedly on April 12, 2016, at age 49. Survived by his wife Tracey; daughter Sarah, friend James Walsh; sons Nathan and Benjamin. Parents Ronald and Mary Bonacci; brothers Ron, Peter, Steve (Ellie) Bonacci and sister Laurie Bonacci. Grandmother Jean Jewett; Grandson Remington Walsh and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on April 23, 2016 at 1:00 PM at the United Church of Christ 8758 Main St. Honeoye. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. 8624 Main St. Honeoye, NY.
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William J. Brennan – April 11, 2016

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Geneseo: April 11, 2016, at age 78 years, after a brief illness. Survived by his wife of 51 years Sandra F. Brennan and daughter Christine E. Brennan (Craig S. Feder) of Glen Ridge, NJ. Grandchildren; Liam Feder and Aurora Feder; sister, Gladys (Walter) Riechmann of MN; nieces, Barb (Tom) Pederson and Deb Riechmann. Also survived by many friends and former students.

Dr. Brennan passed away from complications following a brief relapse of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which he had successfully overcome more than eight years ago. Bill joined the Geological Sciences Department at SUNY Geneseo in 1968. His training was in the fields of engineering geology, paleomagnetism, and geophysics, but he had wide-ranging experience in many related subdisciplines. He participated in the NASA-funded Apollo Research project early in his Geneseo career and he studied volcanic rocks during his mapping experiences in Colorado and Arizona. He taught Structural Geology, Tectonics, and implemented the Geophysics degree program in the Geological Sciences Department until his retirement. Bill consulted with private and governmental agencies in his areas of expertise, including seismology, groundwater, and solution mining. He also worked briefly for the U.S. Geological Survey while completing his Ph.D. at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was elected to a term as chair of the SUNY Geneseo Faculty Senate. Bill was a major contributor to the Geological Sciences Department degree program and to its reputation for producing well trained graduates in their pursuit of advanced degrees at major universities. His loyal students will all fondly remember his Structural Geology fieldtrips to areas in NY and New England.

Following his retirement in 2003, Bill continued to pursue outside interests including backpacking with friends, hunting, both bow and gun and volunteering for community related organizations. He served as a hearing officer for many years with the Livingston County Health Department and he was a long-time advocate of promoting hunter safety in the region.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Saturday, June 25th, at 2pm at the A-On-Do-Wa-Nuh Sportsman Club, 4716 River Road, Leicester, NY 14481. Memorial contributions may be made to The Geneseo Foundation, SUNY Geneseo Annual Giving, 1 College Circle, Geneseo, NY 14454. Arrangements entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Livonia- Honeoye. To send a condolence please visit:

Patricia A. Fleig ~ April 10, 2016

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Honeoye: April 10, 2016 at age 83 years. Predeceased by her husband Bill. Survived by children; John (Peg) Fleig of Conesus, Paul (Cheryl) Fleig of Victor, Bill Fleig of Canandaigua, Nancy (Tim) Oppel of Penn Yan, Richard (Janel) Fleig of Mendon, Tom (Kathy) Fleig, of Honeoye, Sue (Bruce) Card of Honeoye, and Jim Fleig of Honeoye. 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Sister, Ruth Akey of Greece. Nieces & Nephews.

Patricia was born in Canandaigua on December 11, 1932 daughter of Francis and Cora Proseus Carey. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Honeoye and a lifelong member of the Richmond Fire Department.

Friends may call Thursday, April 14th from 4-7 pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 8624 Main Street, Route 20A, Honeoye. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, April 15th at 10:30 am at St. Mary’s Church, Route 20A, Honeoye. Burial St. Mary’s Cemetery. Memorials to the Richmond Fire Department, PO Box 469, Honeoye, NY 14471 or Golisano Children’s Hospital, 300 East River Road, PO Box 278996, Rochester, NY 14627-0032. To send a condolence please visit:

Winifred A. Morrissey ~ April 8, 2016

Winifred Morrissey

Livonia and recently Rochester: April 8, 2016 at the age of 100 years. Predeceased by her husband John W. Morrissey, her parents Henry and Genevieve Etsberger and her sister Genevieve Murphy. Survived by her children; Patricia (Terry) Walter of Livonia, NY, John H.(Jean Woods) Morrissey of Salem, MA, Joseph J. (Julie) Morrissey of Pittsford, NY. Grandchildren; Amy (Mark) Morsch of San Diego, CA, Kimberly (Tim) Bland of Greencastle, PA, John W. Morrissey of Boston, MA, Katie (Matt) Rogers of Henrietta, NY and four great grandchildren; Emily Bland, Ryan Bland, Peter Morsch, Elizabeth Morsch; and several nieces and nephews. Winifred was a long time member of St. Joseph’s/St. Matthew’s Catholic Church.

Winifred was born on September 6, 1915 in Greece, NY. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and St. Mary’s Nursing School. She was a Registered Nurse who worked at IBM in Rochester. She married John W. Morrissey on January 2, 1943 and moved to Livonia. She was a very proud parent of three children and a wonderful friend to many; a great cook and baker, and nurse to those who called. Winifred loved her way of life in Livonia and her church. For many years she enjoyed playing cards with friends. She sold her home in Livonia and moved to St. Johns Meadows in Rochester in 2007.

No prior calling hours. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Matthew’s Church, Route 20A, Livonia on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities of Livingston County, 34 East State Street, Mt. Morris, NY. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Martha J. McKeown – April 4, 2016

Avon: Unexpectedly on April 4, 2016, at age 84. Predeceased by her parents Vincent and Mary Neff, her sister Helen Neff, her brother William Neff, and sisters-in-law and brother-in-law: Patricia McKeown, Ruth McKeown, Joanne McKeown, and Samuel McKeown, Jr.

Survived by her husband of 63 years William McKeown; children: Marilynn (Fred) Cirri of Palm Harbor, FL, Erin (William) Schmerbeck of Avon, and Christine (Daniel) Quinlan of Avon; grandchildren: Ryan (Kyle) Watson, Joshua Cirri, Anthony Rowe M.D., Ashley Quinlan and Zachary Quinlan; and great-grandchildren: Trent, Grant, and Carter Watson. Also survived by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Sondra Neff, Peggy (David) Linton, James McKeown and David McKeown, and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Martha was born on April 23, 1931, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to Vincent and Mary Neff. She was a graduate of Nunda High School and married her husband William in 1953. They had three daughters. Martha worked at Avon Central School and Farmer’s Home Administration. In her free time, she enjoyed playing bingo and singing while cleaning. She loved her family and friends. Martha was a woman of deep faith and a devoted parishioner at United Methodist Church in Avon.

A celebration of Martha’s life will be held on her birthday, Saturday, April 23, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Avon United Methodist Church, 130 Genesee Street, Avon, NY 14414. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Martha’s memory to the Avon United Methodist Church at the address above. To send a condolence or for further information please visit:

Martha L. Putt – April 2, 2016


Hinsdale/Allegany: Passed away after a short illness on April 2, 2016 at age 94. Predeceased by her husband Donald F. Putt Sr., her parents Arthur & Esther, and her sister Dorothy Mangel. Survived by children; Brenda (James) Kennedy of Livonia and Donald “Butch” Putt of Shinglehouse, PA. Grandchildren; Matthew (Melissa) Wolfanger, Mia Pero, Mandi (Ben) Martin, Jason (Lori) Putt, and Jamie (Drew) Horman. 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.

Martha was born on April 14, 1921 in Olean, NY to parents Arthur and Esther Boyle. She graduated from Eldred High School in 1939 and married Donald in 1941. She was the book keeper for Don’s Friendly Service Station in Olean for many years. In her later years she worked at TOPS Friendly Market in the bakery. She helped her husband Don with processing and selling honey, bailing hay, and caring for many different animals at their home. She was awarded with many trophies for her excellent bowling at the former Bowlean in Olean, NY. Martha was a wonderful, supportive wife and a devoted mother. She loved to have visitors and was a very caring, giving person. If she knew you would like something she had it became yours. It was not uncommon for her caretakers at Hurlbut Nursing Home to express that they all loved her and that she brought a ray of sunshine to their day. They enjoyed her smile.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 9th, at 3pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 5590 Lake Road, Avon, NY, 14414. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at the address above. To send a condolence please visit:

James J. McKeown – April 1, 2016

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Andover/Livonia: April 1, 2016, at age 78 years. Predeceased by his siblings Margaret Lothridge and Patrick McKeown. Survived by children: Michael (JoAnn) McKeown, Kathleen (John) McManus, Marlene (Sean) Hanna, Theresa (Barry) Hooper, and Debra (Robert) Czudak. Grandchildren: Allison, Shannon and Jack McKeown; Kevin (Jessica), Matthew and Patrick McManus; Kathryn Shulman and Aidan Hanna; Kristen Vetrano and Kelly (Mike) Atkins; and Adam, Lauren and Erin Czudak. Great-grandson Henry James Vetrano. Siblings: Vincent (Gloria) McKeown, Michael McKeown, Eileen Russo, and Maryann Gebo. Also survived by Barbara McKeown and many nieces, nephews, and dear and beloved friends.

Jim was born on April 26, 1937, in Rochester, NY, to parents Patrick Arthur and Eileen (Lynch) McKeown. He served his country in the US Navy and retired from Eastman Kodak Company. He was a graduate of Aquinas and Rochester Institute of Technology. He was a man of deep faith and a devoted parishioner at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Hornell.

Friends may call on Tuesday, April 5, from 4-7 pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia, NY. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, April 6, at 10:00 am at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 27 Erie Avenue, Hornell, NY 14843. Burial St. Mary’s Cemetery, Rexville, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann’s Church at the above address. To send a condolence please visit: