Rebecca Y. M. Barnhoorn ~ March 31, 2017

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Rebecca Y. M. (Becky) Barnhoorn, 78, of Honeoye, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully, March 31, 2017 at F.F. Thompson Hospital, Canandaigua.

Born on February 19, 1939 in Bath, NY, as Laura Jane Wilson, she was given up for adoption by her natural parents, the late Orin and Helen Jane (Williams) Wilson, when she was 8 months old. On August 26, 1940, she was formally adopted by the late Robert and Isabel (Snay) Wilcox of Bath, and her name was legally changed to Rebecca Yvonne Wilcox. She later added Mary to her given name.

During her youth in Bath, Rebecca went to Haverling Central School. She was active in the Girls Scouts, and the Centenary Methodist Youth Fellowship, participating in the choir and as a pianist.

Because of a lack of love by her adoptive mother, Rebecca left the Wilcox home. She lived her late teen years in foster homes in New York City, Hornell and Rochester. She completed her education at Nazareth Academy in Rochester, graduating in 1959.

On November 5, 1960, Rebecca married Bart Joseph Barnhoorn at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Rochester; Bart predeceased her on May 3, 1996. Rebecca worked as a nursing assistant at St. Ann’s Nursing Home, Rochester; Elm Manor Nursing Home, Canandaigua; Honeoye Lake Home for Adults; and Sisters of St. Joseph’s Infirmary, Rochester. She also provided private duty in-home nursing care.

In the 1970s, Becky served as a member of the Committee for the Handicapped at Honeoye Central School. She also was an organist at the former St. Michael’s Church, Livonia Center.

On December 17, 1990, after over half century of separation, Rebecca was united with her biological brother Paul Douglas Watkins. The reunion was made possible by the persistent research of Rebecca’s son, Stephen.

In addition to her biological parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Shirley Watkins, paternal half-sister, Thelma Jennie Wilson, and niece Colleen Jane Watkins.

Rebecca will be sorely missed by five children, Michael J. Barnhoorn of Honeoye Falls, Daniel J. (Andrea) Barnhoorn of Scottsville, Stephen A. Barnhoorn of Honeoye, Bart J. Barnhoorn of Lima, and Toni (James) Sloan of Bloomfield; five grandchildren, Nickki Lee Barnhoorn, Lydia Anne Guthrie, USA Sgt. Suzanne W. Barnhoorn-Beardslee, Elliott J. Guthrie, and Christopher W. Barnhoorn; great-grandson, Elijiah Joseph Perrin; many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017, 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Church in Honeoye, Father Hoan Dinh, officiating. Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Honeoye. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Rebecca’s memory to the Richmond Fire Department, 4830 County Rd. 36, P.O. Box 469, Honeoye, NY 14471. Arrangements by Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc. To send a condolence please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Barry B. Quackenbush ~ March 29, 2017

Lakeville: March 29, 2017 at age 60 years. Predeceased by parents Gilbert and Rose and brother Craig Quackenbush. Survived by brothers, Dale Quackenbush of Lima and Brent (Shelley) Quackenbush of Springwater. Step-father, Herbert Miller of South Lima. Nieces & nephews.

Friends may call Saturday, April 1,2017, from 1 – 3 PM at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Routes 15 & 20A, 21 Big Tree St., Livonia. Private Services and Burial, Oakridge Cemetery, Lima. Memorial contributions to the Lakeville Fire Dept., PO Box 334, Lakeville, NY 14480. To send a condolence please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Helen Baron (Phillips) – March 27, 2017

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Greece: Passed away peacefully in her sleep at her daughter’s home in Livonia on Monday March 27, at the age of 94. Helen was born in Charlotte on February 8, 1923, the youngest of Carl and Bertha (Rossbach) Phillips’ three children. A lifelong resident of Rochester, she lived nearly her entire life within a mile or so of her birthplace. She was the cherished wife of George A. Baron, with whom she shared 56 happy years of marriage, until his death in 2009. Together they raised their four daughters in Greece and had a long and interesting retirement, filled with travel, volunteering and family life. Helen was a Girl Scout leader for many years and was an avid and accomplished seamstress and quilter, who enjoyed doing service projects with the Sewer’s Guild. She was a proud graduate of Charlotte High, Class of 1942, and spoke often of her high school job scooping custard at Abbott’s in Charlotte, ‘when it was just a nickel’. She was also proud of her German heritage, her parents both being hard-working immigrants. She was an environmentalist, long before anyone used that word, piling the family station wagon with old newspapers and hauling the load downtown for recycling, because she wanted the world to be a better place for her children. She valued friendship above most other things in her life, frequently reminding her girls that ‘you can never have too many friends’, and encouraging them ‘to make a little friendship’ if they ever noticed someone on the periphery of a group. It was this philosophy that led her to grab wallflower, George Baron, by the hand at a dance and propel him onto the dance floor with her. Much of her life was motivated by kindness and a desire to do good for others, and her daughters hope that in some small ways they have carried this lesson into their own lives as her most important legacy.

In addition to her husband, Helen was pre-deceased by her beloved siblings Elsie and Carl Phillips. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to Helen’s loving caregivers, Tory Reome, Amy Trescott, Karen Moran and Katie Marr, who helped to make her final months happy ones.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy Baron and Neil Osterweil of Holliston, Massachusetts, Patricia Baron-Mills and Mark Mills of Livonia, Susan Baron and Eric Cosman of Honeoye and Pamela and Jeff Marti of Olympia, Washington as well as ‘daughter number five’, Mary Ellen O’Neill of Churchville; grandchildren George and Byron Osterweil, Beth (Mills) Spence and husband, Dan; Ben, Hannah and Hunter Mills, Dana Marti and Katie Cosman, great-grandchildren Ryder Spence and Colton Mills, her sister-in-law Flora Barber and five nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Wednesday, April 5, at 1:30pm at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4301 Mount Read Blvd. Burial to follow at Riverside Cemetery. Contributions in her honor to support community service projects may be made to Sewer’s Guild, c/o Messiah Lutheran. To share a memory or send a condolence please visit:
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Helen E. France (Weaver) – March 24, 2017

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Geneseo/Livonia: Passed peacefully at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home on March 24, 2017 at age 91 years. Predeceased by her husband George E. France; her sons, David, William, & Daniel Ace, and her daughter Barbara Fischer; siblings; James Weaver, Gert Burger, and Charles Weaver. Survived by her children; Robert Ace of FL, Thomas Ace of FL, Beverly (Ronald) Pollock of Pittsford, Donald Ace, and Michael France both of Geneseo. Grandchildren; Jeffrey, Lori, Christopher (Lisa), Michelle, Tammy, Yvonne (Leon), Dale, Adam, Carrie, David, Donald; siblings; Katherine Arilotta of NC and Emil Weaver of HI. Also survived by several great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces & nephews, and dear friends.

Helen lived her entire life in the Avon, Geneseo, and Lakeville areas. She was a devoted and loving mother of 9 children. Most of her time was spent in service to others at a restaurant in Lima, that she owned with her husband George. When she was not busy at the restaurant, Helen enjoyed playing bingo, cards and board games, traveling, and sharing a laugh or a story with family and friends. She always looked for the good in others, and had a positive outlook on life, no matter what life may have brought her way. She was an inspiration for others to share those same qualities.

A graveside service will be held in the future at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Geneseo, NY at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Helen’s memory to Hearthside Cats, PO Box 282, Geneseo, NY 14454. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:
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Charles Dorsie Sawyer “Chuck” – March 22, 2017

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Livonia: Unexpectedly on March 22, 2017 at age 66 years. Predeceased by his father William W. Sawyer. Survived by his wife Laurel Sawyer, his children, Christina (Brett) Schneider of Livonia and Amy Lateefuddin (fiancée Ronald Mertens) of GA, and his wife’s children, John (Andreya) Drury of Albany and Laura Kate (Loren) Bailey of OR. Grandchildren: Dustin, Adam, Brandon, Matthew, Kyle, Jack, Alexander and Katharine. Also survived by his mother Ariel Sawyer and siblings, Steve (Lisa) Sawyer, Timothy Sawyer, Lynn (David) Carney and Peter (Alison) Sawyer. Several nieces & nephews and many dear friends.

Chuck lead a very adventurous life. It started with him enlisting in the Marine Corp at the young age of 17. Soon after, he was shipped off to Vietnam where he completed two tours as a sniper. Chuck was also an extra in the 1970’s movie “ Patton”. He retired as a STAFF Sgt. After serving 17 years in the Army. Upon his retirement he was able to devote his time to his love of plants, animals and reading. Chuck lived his life with the foundation of God, Country, Corps and family.

Our family would like to express or heartfelt gratitude to the first responders for their kindness, professionalism and their diligence in helping our father. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

Friends may call on Monday, March 27th, from 5-7pm at the Faith Fellowship Church, 5630 Pebble Beach Road, Lakeville, NY 14480, where a Memorial Service will follow calling hours at 7pm. Burial at Bath National Cemetery, on Tuesday, March 28th, at 11am with full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #20, PO Box 12580, Rochester, NY 14612 or to the Livonia Ambulance, PO Box 8, Livonia, NY 14487. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:
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April Sunshine Moore (Marrapese) – March 16, 2017

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Honeoye/Colorado Springs, CO: Unexpectedly, on March 16, 2017, at age 40, April Sunshine Moore (Marrapese) passed from this earth. Predeceased by her grandparents, Alfred & Rose Marrapese and Carl & Anna Burak. Survived by her daughter, Brittany Rose Moore (fiancée Eric Smith) of Hornell; her parents, Richard & Marusia Marrapese of Honeoye; her sisters, Patricia (Eddie) Bello of Endicott, Erika (Matt) MacWilliams of Baton Rouge, LA, and Roseanna (Robert) Lewis of Rochester. Also survived by her Godparents Patricia Burak & Bill Prusinowski, a niece & nephew, aunts & uncles, cousins, and many dear friends.

Those who knew her best would describe her as a vibrant adventurer with a zest for life. A gymnast, a cheerleader, a soccer goalie, and an equestrian, her athletic abilities were unmatched. April had a breadth of skills and experiences, and she never shied away from a challenge. Professionally, she was a seasoned and dedicated paralegal for Americorps in Bath, NY, a position she held for many years before journeying across the country to Colorado. She was a mother, a sister, a daughter, and a friend, and in each of these roles, her love knew no bounds. She was happiest when she was exploring all that nature had to offer in the great outdoors, surrounded by the souls who loved her most—those who she referred to as her “earthbound angels.”

A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 29th, at 11 am at Calvary Community Church, 4045 East Henrietta Road, Henrietta NY, 14467, all are welcome. Arrangements entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Livonia-Honeoye, NY. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:
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Richard A. Renzoni – March 13, 2017

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Cohocton: March 13, 2017 at age 62 years. Predeceased by his father Anthony Renzoni. Survived by his wife of 34 years, Naomi Renzoni and children; Emily Renzoni of SC and Zachary (Taylor) Renzoni of Corning, and his dog Bruno. Also survived by his mother Deborah Renzoni and siblings; Jerry Renzoni, Nancy Dennette (Bob Huey), Debbie (Eddie) Paul, Paul Renzoni, and Lisa Aldridge. Several nieces, one nephew, cousins, and friends.

Richard was born on September 10, 1954 in Middletown, CT. He spent his childhood between CT and NH, eventually moving to New York State viewing it as an opportunity to provide his family a better future. Rich found work in Greece, NY at Acro Industries where he continued to work until he was no longer able. Rich worked hard every day to make sure his family that he loved so dearly were always provided for; of which, his family will be forever indebted to him. Richard, often known as Dickie or Sunshine and most importantly Dad to those closest to him, was always willing to lend a helping hand to neighbors and friends alike. The inherited skills from Richard’s father Tony Renzoni gave him the uncanny knowledge base and ability to perform any type of odd job you may come across. Rich enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with anyone willing to listen to him and his opinionated ways. All those he encountered will miss his voice, his laugh, and his opinions more deeply then could be expressed in words. During this time of grief and loss family and friends of Dickie’s will forever cherish the memories we have with him. He was a tough love kind of man who rarely showed how he felt, but, those who loved him knew how much he cared through his actions. Richard would never have hesitated about volunteering to concrete a basement for a neighbor, or in helping a friend to work on their car or plow their driveway so they could get to work. Dickie often did this without asking for favors or anything in return and he always took the time to help the people he cared about in the best way he knew how. Richard will be remembered for many good deeds like this; surely, too many to count. The future ahead will be a lonely one without him and his generosity towards others. We, his family, hope to see all those who are mourning him at the remembrance picnic which will be held in his honor and announced at a later date this spring.

A Friends & Family Gathering to Celebrate Richard’s Life will be held in the future a date and time to be announced. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cohocton Valley Ambulance Service, PO Box 200, Atlanta, NY 14808. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:
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William G. Coleman – March 8, 2017

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Livonia: Peacefully on March 8, 2017 at age 73. Bill is predeceased by his wife, Marilyn Coleman, and his parents William & Elizabeth Coleman. He is survived by his son, Michael Coleman, his sister, Rosemary Coleman, his brother, Robert Coleman, and his ex-wife and good friend Sandra Coleman. Also survived by his brothers-in-law; Roger (Sharlene) Vanderbrook and Steven (Gail) Vanderbrook, several nieces & nephews, cousins, and many dear friends.

Bill was an avid buyer and seller of antiques and collectibles. He was a unique guy with a fantastic sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by so many.

No prior calling hours. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, April 22nd, at 1pm at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 6591 Richmond Mills Road (Rte 20A), Livonia, NY. A reception will be held immediately following at JJ Leisures Restaurant, Lakeville, NY. Burial will be held privately at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery, Livonia, NY. Memorial contributions may be made in Bill’s Memory to the Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary Street, Clayton, NY 13624 or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851 or visit online at http://tribute.themmrf.org/WilliamColeman. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:
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Nancy J. Jason (Michaud) – March 8, 2017

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Wayland/Rochester: Peacefully at home on March 8, 2017 at age 53 years. Predeceased by her parents Vaughn & Beverlee Michaud, her brother Billy Michaud, and her step-mother Joyce Michaud. Survived by her sisters; Yvonne Michaud of FL, Laurie Michaud (Steve Lopez) of Springwater, Susan (Gary) Sapetko of Mt. Morris, and Vaughn Michaud Jr. of Arkport. Also survived by her significant other Robert Hogan of Rochester; members of the Toal Family, Nancy (Dan) Gannon of SC, Barb Toal of Batavia, Larry (Patty) Toal of Batavia; numerous nieces & nephews, and dear friends including her best friend Kathy McGillicudy.

Nancy was born on April 14, 1963 in Dansville, NY to parents Vaughn and Beverlee Michaud. She graduated from Hilton High School in 1981. Nancy was an avid Nascar fan and her favorite was Dale Earnhart Sr. She was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and also enjoyed the challenges of jigsaw puzzles. Nancy loved animals but most of all loved her devoted K9 Babygirl. For many years Nancy was on both bowling and softball leagues and made many friends. In addition to working for the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group she also ran her own window washing business called Total View Window Cleaning.

At Nancy’s request no funeral services will be held. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1120 Goodman Street South, Rochester, NY 14620. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:
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George W. Larson – March 2, 2017

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Livonia: Went to be with the Lord on March 2, 2017 at age 90 years. Survived by his wife of 66 years, Coyla Larson and children; Karen Ursel of Conesus, Deborah (Noel) Cisneros of WI, Eric (Sarah) Larson of MN, and John (Jane) Larson of Corning; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and his sisters; Marilyn (David) Noreen, Margaret (Bob) Maitlen, and Suzie (Buddy) Waterman. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

George was born in Lake City, MN on February 18th, 1927. He lived on the family farm in Stockholm, WI until 1936, when the family moved to Lafayette, IN. He served his country in the US Navy at Great Lakes Naval Station in 1945-46, then attended Purdue University, where he earned his degree in Chemistry, and met his wife, Coyla. They married in 1950, the year he also started his career with Kodak.

George and Coyla developed a productive garden on their land in Livonia, where they retired in 1986. Never one to be idle, George promptly started the next chapter of his life, serving as a lay minister and dedicated member of the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Geneseo, NY. George loved his wife and children, and over the years cherished many special times with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be remembered as a faithful servant to his family and to his God.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 11th, at 4pm at the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 4631 Lakeville Road, Geneseo, NY 14454. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in George’s memory to the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church at the address above. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com