Gloria J. McKeown (Wojtczak) “Glo” “Busia” – December 30, 2016


Avon: The matriarch of the McKeown Family passed unexpectedly on December 30, 2016 at age 82 years. Survived by her husband of 60 years Vincent McKeown Sr. and children; Jeanne (Mark) Simpson, Vincent (Mary) McKeown Jr., Mary Minster, Joseph McKeown, John McKeown, Patricia McKeown, Kristine (Steve) Kornegay, Bridgett Ellis, and Shaun McKeown. Grandchildren; Jenna Simpson (John Gilsenan), Ryan (Jessica) Simpson, Trevor Simpson (Courtney Mahoney), Vincent William (Shannan) McKeown, Amanda McKeown (Alexander Kunkel), Blake Minster, Olivia Minster, Taylor Kornegay, Katie Grace Kornegay, Rachel Kornegay, Brooke Ellis, Colin Ellis, and Kyle Ellis. Great-grandchildren, Evelyn McKeown and Kelly McKeown. Also survived by siblings Shirley Tortoretti and Linda Wardell, sisters and brother in law, several nieces and nephews, and dear friends.

Gloria was a long time member of the Avon community and was a past manager and 40 year employee of Tom Wahl’s in Avon.

Friends may call on Wednesday, January 4th from 4-8pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 20A, Livonia. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 5th, at 10:30am at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 108 Prospect Street, Avon, NY. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:

William J. Bastian ~ December 28, 2016


Glendale, AZ./Livonia,NY – William J. Bastian, 67 died Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at the Horizon Assisted Living home after a long struggle with health issues.

Bill is survived by his wife, Carol (Thyret) Bastian, his son William and step children, Cathy (Louth) Horton and Christopher Louth. He also leaves behind six grandchildren: Ally (Louth) Dickey, Truman Louth, Tanner Horton, Caleb Horton, Cole Horton, Tyla Bastian, and one great- grandchild, Camryn Dickey.

Born and raised in Rochester, New York, his parents, George and Margaret (Doherty) Bastian moved to Conesus Lake where he graduated from Livonia High School in 1967.

In September 1968 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he was a Boatswain Mate, 2nd class until August 1972. He received the National Defense Award.

After serving with the U.S. Navy, Bill joined the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department in Geneseo, New York. During his twenty years of service, his loyalty, dedication and integrity moved him up through the ranks to retire as Major.

Bill had a passion for politics and also served as a Town Councilman for Livonia, New York for eight years.

After retirement Bill and his family moved to Phoenix, Arizona where he has resided for the past twenty-two years. During the first thirteen years, Bill held the position of Vice President of Operations for Elyte ATM, taking charge of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and parts of Nevada.

Wherever Bill lived and worked, he was ethical, kind, loyal and fun-loving. His family and friends will miss him.

Services will be held on January 6, 2017 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ 85024.

Memorial contributions maybe made to the American Diabetes Association, 160 Allens Creek Rd. Rochester, NY 14618

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Neil G. G. Abbott ~ December 27, 2016


Neil G.G. Abbott of Livonia passed away on December 27, 2016 at age 77.

Neil is survived by his cherished wife, Jacqueline L. Abbott; children Dawn Priestley (Jim) of Bloomfield NY, Carleen Fletcher (Rick) of Easton WI, and John (Pam) Wagner of Springwater NY; grandchildren Katie Wagner and Joshua Wagner; sister Agnes Eaton of Chatham NY; brother-in-law Carl Harris of Palmyra NY; nephews Charles (Kelly) Harris and Jerry Harris; and many dear friends.

Neil was predeceased by his parents Charles and Theresa Abbott, wife Madeline, sister Jane Harris and brother David Abbott.

Neil was commissioned an Air Force 2nd Lieutenant in 1962 after having completed ROTC at Denison University and served at Brooks Air Force base in San Antonio TX. He transferred to Vietnam in January 1966 where he served in Cameron Bay and Saigon. He then transferred to Ellison Air Force Base SD in January 1967. After 12 years of active duty, he retired at the rank of Captain in May 1974. Neil then had a second career of 28 years with NYS OPWDD.

Neil was a great patron of the arts, himself performing at the Linwood Summer Theater for 20 years. He supported and enjoyed years of Bristol Valley Theater, and the Stratford and Shaw Festivals of Ontario Canada. Neil absolutely enjoyed his family and extensive friends, wintering in N. Ft. Myers FL, and cruising the world. He was an active member of the American Legion, VFW and Conesus Lake Association. Neil always enjoyed his family and friends, his cats, a good book and a smooth brandy. He was fond of the jest that the whole country celebrated his Independence Day birthday.

Neil greatly appreciated his upbringing on the Gratwick Family Estate in Linwood NY, and shared the grounds with the public each year at the Gratwick Tree Peony Walk. He continued the support of the Abbott Library of the University of Buffalo, which was dedicated to his father. Neil remained a supporter of the Gratwick Society at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

A celebration of Neil’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston County Humane Society, PO Box 233, Avon, NY 14414 or Bristol Valley Theater, 151 South Main Street, Naples, NY 14512. Arrangements entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Livonia ~ Honeoye. To share a memory or send a condolence please visit:

Marie J. Paul – December 26, 2016

Honeoye: December 26, 2016 at age 72 years surrounded by her family. Predeceased by her parents Bill & Eleanor Wyatt, her sister Wilma Holbrook, and her brothers, Larry and Gary Wyatt. Survived by her husband of 51 years Kenneth Paul and children; Wendy (Scott) Guffey of Honeoye and Kevin Paul of Honeoye; grandchildren, Meghan, Noah, and Jaelyn Guffey. Also survived by her sister Arlene Vaccaro of Conesus, Donald (Anita) Wyatt of TX, Patricia (Walter) Poprawski of Albion, Helen (Richard) Childs of Springwater, Kathy Learn of Hunt, and Robert (Julie) Wyatt of Springwater. Many nieces & nephews.

Marie was born on July 6, 1944 in Wayland, NY to parents Bill & Eleanor Wyatt. She was raised in a large family as she was one of ten children. She married Kenneth E. Paul on July 3, 1965 in Conesus, NY. Marie was a kind and caring person and was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of the Livonia Presbyterian Church in Livonia Center, NY for many years.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 14th, at 11am at the Livonia Presbyterian Church, 3837 Center Street, (Corner of Center St. and Rte 20A) Livonia, NY 14487. Memorial Contributions may be made in Marie’s memory to the Livonia Presbyterian Church at the address above. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Laurie L. Candie (Beach) – December 23, 2016

Conesus: December 23, 2016 at age 54 years. Predeceased by her parents Perry & Ruth (Keifer) Beach and her brother Michael Beach. Survived by children; USMC SSGT. John (Jessica) Candie III and Jennifer Candie- Neuhaus (JT Arend); grandchildren, Trevor, Thomas, Caeden, and Kenzlea; and siblings, Kathy (Jack) Benson, Bill (Linda) Beach, and John (Jill) Beach. Also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, and other extended family and friends.

At Laurie’s request no calling hours or services will be held. The family thanks the staff at Noyes Memorial Hospital for their compassionate care. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ann & Carl Myers Cancer Center at Noyes Hospital, 111 Clara Barton Street, Dansville, NY 14437. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:

Johnathan M. Gustavson – December 22, 2016


CONESUS: Unexpectedly, December 22, 2016, at age 24 years. Predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Kenneth H. Cook. Survived by his parents, John Gustavson and Kimberly Cook Fugle of Conesus. His brother, Ronald ( Kellee) Fugle of Hilton. Special niece, Kellsy Fugle of Hilton. Maternal grandmother, Sheila Cook of Lakeville; Paternal grandparents, Susan Gustavson of Dansville; Darwin (Suzanne) Gustavson of Dunellen, FL. His girlfriend, Liz Seeber of Conesus. Several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Johnathan was born July 8, 1992 at Strong Memorial Hospital. He is the youngest of two sons. He attended Livonia Central School, graduated in 2010 with a credential from The Genesee Valley BOCES in Metal Trades. After high school the attended The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology in East Troy Ohio, where he graduated with numerous welding certifications and a perfect attendance record. He then perused a career in the welding field.

Johnathan is a caring and respectful young man whose passions are his girlfriend, his niece, his music and his family. Anyone who knows Johnathan knows there isn’t any one thing he loves more than another; he just loves.

Rest in peace son

Friends may call Wednesday, December 28, 2016, from 1-3 and 6-8 pm. at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. 21 Big Tree St., Routes 15 & 20A, Livonia, where private funeral services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western NY., 1855 Monroe Ave. Suite 4, Rochester, NY 14618. To share a memory or send a condolence, please visit:

Phyllis M. Hamill – December 13, 2016


Honeoye Lake: Peacefully on December 13, 2016, at age 88 years, surrounded by her family. Predeceased by her husband Bob Hamill, her grandson Ryan Marshall, and her sister Fay Cortina. Survived by children; Michael (Jan) Hamill of OH, Donna (Dana) Marshall of Henrietta, and Colleen (Robert) Ziegler of Rochester. Grandchildren; Travis (Fledra) Hamill, Brice Hamill, Meghan (Kevin) Gayda, Sean Marshall, Shannon (Joe) Anias, and Phillip Ziegler. Also survived by her great granddaughter Haylee Ziegler and several nieces & nephews.

Friends may call on Sunday, December 18th, from 4-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 8624 Main Street, Rte 20A, Honoeye. Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 8961 Main Street, Honeoye, NY on Monday, December 19th, at 10:30am. A luncheon will be held at the church following the Mass and Entombment will be at White Haven Memorial Park, Pittsford, NY, those wishing to attend may meet at the gate at 2:30pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Heritage Christian Services, 275 Kenneth Dr., Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14623 or St. Mary’s Church, PO Box 725, Honeoye, NY 14471. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Richard M. Crowley “Mike” – December 13, 2016

Honeoye: December 13, 2016, at age 64 years, at the Ontario Center Health Facility in Hopewell, NY. Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Eveline (Mastin) Crowley and his brother Tom Crowley. Survived by his siblings; Sally Wagner of Honeoye, Larry (Barbara) Becker of Batavia, and Jack (Linda) Becker of Henrietta. Also survived by several nieces & nephews.

Mike was born on August 7, 1952 in Canandaigua, NY and was a resident of Honeoye for many years. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Funeral services will be held privately. Memorial contributions in Mike’s memory may be made to the Richmond Fire Department, PO Box 469, Honeoye, NY 14471. To share a memory or send a condolence please visit:

David A. Schaap – December 10, 2016

Scottsburg: December 10, 2016, at age 78 years, surrounded by his family. Predeceased by his parents Arthur & Mary (Buggie) Schaap. Survived by his wife of 33 years Gail Schaap and daughters; Elizabeth Schaap of Scottsburg and Kathryn Schaap of Williamsville. Also survived by his sister Pat Schaap of Lakeville, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Dave was born on April 5, 1938 in Rochester, NY to parents Arthur & Mary (Buggie) Schaap. He attended Geneseo High School and then served in the US Army during the Korean Era. After his military service he attended RIT and studied Tool & Die Making. Dave married his wife Gail on May 14, 1983 and they raised their family in Scottsburg, NY.

Dave was a member of several antique car clubs including; The Nash Car Club, Livingston Antique Car Club, and the Huppmobile Club. His hobbies included restoring, driving, and enjoying antique cars.

He was a good husband and father who enjoyed spending time with family, especially family vacations. He also loved music and played the accordion for many years.

A Memorial Service will be held in the spring at a date and time to be announced. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the American Diabetes Association, 160 Allens Creek Road, Building 160 – 1st Floor, Rochester, NY 14618 or the American Heart Association, 25 Circle St. #102, Rochester, NY 14607. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Floyd Lawrence Coon “Larry” ~ December 7, 2016


Honeoye: Passed on December 7, 2016, at age 75. Larry will be missed for his intelligence, dry humor, meticulous attention to detail and love of family.

Larry was predeceased by his father, Floyd Coon. He is survived by his loving wife, Sharon A. Coon; his daughter Kristin (Boomer) Woodward; and his son Stephen (Emily) Coon, all of Honeoye. He is also survived by his grandchildren Daniel, Jesse and Jemma; his mother, Kathaleen Coon of Troy, NY; his brother, Dennis Coon, of Erie, PA; and his sisters, Nancy Coon Arnold of Sun City Center, FL, Cheryl Coon Clark of Rensselaer, NY and Janice (Michael) Sansolo of Potomac, MD. Nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.

Larry was born in 1941 in Syracuse, NY. As the oldest sibling, he was a teacher, friend and partner in mischief to his brothers and sisters; and spent many happy summers with them at the family’s camp on Twitchell Lake in the Adirondacks.

Trained as a Mechanical Designer, Larry found great satisfaction in his work. He held jobs across the country with numerous companies including General Electric, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Corning; working on projects from the Apollo mission to Gorilla Glass.

Through the years, he logged millions of miles driving to jobs in Ann Arbor, Poughkeepsie, Miami and other cities; and going on frequent, often spontaneous, day or weekend trips to Canada, Syracuse and beyond with his family and his wife of 50 years, Sharon Coon.

Larry loved cars, and passed along his love of motorsports to his family. As a “motocross dad,” he traveled across New York State in the 1980s to take his son Steve to races. In later years, he supported his grandson Jesse in competition karting, and was a faithful fan at club races every weekend from April to October.

He also took great joy in being part of the life of his first grandchild, Daniel, as Dan grew to young adulthood. From tee ball with Honeoye Junior Baseball to tournaments with the Alfred State baseball team, “PaPa Coon” was in the stands for virtually every game, along with his wife Sharon – cheering Dan on as they had done for their daughter Kristin throughout hundreds of high school and college sporting events.

In later years, Larry was proud to watch his granddaughter Jemma learn to ski at age four and enjoy a close connection with his beloved pet, Toby.

Larry served the Honeoye community as member of the Richmond Zoning Board of Appeals and the Town of Richmond’s Code Review Committee, from 2012 on.

Friends and family may call on Thursday, December 15th, from 4-7 pm at the Dougherty Funeral Home, 8624 Main Street, Honeoye. A memorial service will be held at the Dougherty Funeral Home on Friday, December 16th at 11 am, with private interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Richmond Fire Department & Ambulance, P.O. Box 469, Honeoye, NY 14471; or to the Highland Foundation, 1000 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620, with thanks to the intensive care unit at Highland Hospital.

James M. Hornberger “Jamie” – December 7, 2016


Conesus Lake: Unexpectedly on December 7, 2016 at age 26 years. Predeceased by his grandparents Richard & Doris Hornberger. Survived by his son Arlo Mead; his mother Amy Hornberger (Daniel Raponi) of Conesus, his father John Haag of Marion, and his step father Mark VanMorrelgem of Canadice; brothers, John Hornberger and Wyatt Raponi, and sister Samantha Haag. Also survived by his grandparents Don & Joyce Haag, several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

Friends may call on Monday, December 12th, from 4-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, December 13th, at 11am at the Hemlock Methodist Church, 4616 N. Main Street, Hemlock, NY 14466. Interment will be held privately. Memorial contributions may be made to Nature Conservancy of Central & Western NY, 1048 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14607. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Louise T. Wood (Trescott) – December 2, 2016


South Livonia: Peacefully on December 2, 2016 at age 91 years. Predeceased by her husband Richard W. Wood II in 2012 and her son David A. Wood in 1959. Survived by children; Bill (Cindy) Wood of S. Livonia and Susan (David) Yost of Canadice. Grandchildren; Richard (Beth) Wood of Conesus, Sarah (Patrick) Burke of CA, Robert Wood (Brandy Metish) of FL, Jacob (Nicole) Yost of VA, and Carl Yost of Conesus; great-grandchildren, Lillian Burke, Laura Wood, Sophie Wood, and Amelia Yost. Also survived by her sister-in-law Eleanor Trescott, several cousins, and numerous nieces & nephews.

Louise was born on May 15, 1925 in Rochester, NY to parents Clyde and Florence (Webb) Trescott. She and her husband Richard raised their family in South Livonia, NY. She was a meticulous painter and enjoyed sewing. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution for many years.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 14th, at 11AM at the Conesus United Church, 6199 S Livonia Road, Conesus, NY 14435. Private burial Oak Ridge Cemetery, S. Livonia, NY. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Conesus United Church at the address above. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Samantha Jo Fisher-Wells ~ December 2, 2016


Honeoye: Unexpectedly on December 2, 2016 at age 23 years. Survived by her husband Kenneth Wells; her parents Larry & Deborah Fisher II of Honeoye; her sisters, Amanda Fisher of Rochester and Sarah Fisher of FL; and her grandparents, Angelo & Helen DeBona of TN and Larry & Joanne Fisher of Kendall. Also survived by her step-daughter Alexis Nicole Smith; several aunts & uncles, cousins, and friends.

Sammy was born on March 8, 1993, in Rochester NY, to Larry and Debbie Fisher. She graduated from Honeoye Central High School in June of 2011 completing the CNA program at the Finger Lakes Technical and Career Center.

Sam’s interest included making jewelry, listening to music, and enjoyed taking walks on various nature trails. Sam was kindhearted always putting others before herself. She was quick with a smile and a hug. Sam had a laid back warm personality which made people feel comfortable with her right away. Sam loved her family and always wanted the best for everyone.

Sam will be greatly and terribly missed by family and friends alike.

Rev 21:4 – “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Psalm 116:15 – “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.”

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 – “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

A Memorial Service will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Sam’s memory to Teen Challenge – Western NY, 124 Locust Street, Buffalo, NY, 14204. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:

Arthur W. Serra “Art” – December 1, 2016


Wellsville: On December 1, 2016, at age 67 years, Art peacefully went to be with the Lord following his battle with cancer. Predeceased by his parents John & Lillian (Pendleton) Serra, his granddaughter Mercy Abigail Cartwright, and his aunt Eleanor “Punch” Thomas. Survived by his children; Douglas (Elyse) Serra of NC, Jennifer Serra (Rich Brice) of Avon, Nicholas Serra of CO, and Melanie (Jason) Cartwright of FL. Grandchildren, Ethan, Kaley, Max, Lillianna, Devon, Christopher, Richie, David, Serenity, A’lyana, Jason Luke, and Isabella. Also survived by his sister Camille Peterson of Buffalo, his brother Mark (Louanne) Serra of Andover, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, as well as many other loving family and friends.

Art was born on January 14, 1949 in Belmont, NY to parents John & Lillian Serra. He graduated from Belmont High School and lived in Wellsville for many years. Art worked at Alstom as a machinist/welder where he was known for his sense of humor and character. He had a loving heart and was always trying to give back to the community. He was a softball coach, a great listener, a hard worker, and a loving father & grandfather, even to those he was not related to.

Friends & family may call on Saturday, December 10th, from 1-4pm at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, 296 N. Main Street, Wellsville, NY, where a Celebration of Life Service will be held following calling hours at 4pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Art’s memory to The Salvation Army of Wellsville, 25 E. Pearl Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. Arrangements entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Livonia & the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home Inc., Wellsville. To send a condolence please visit: