William E. Gannon “Bill” – May 25, 2017

Conesus: Peacefully, with family by his side, on May 25, 2017 at age 89 years. Predeceased by his parents William H. & Marie (Schmitt) Gannon and his son William F. (Kat) Gannon. Survived by his wife of 58 years, Martha (Lewis) Gannon and daughters; Mary (Vincent) McKeown, Jr. of Avon, Bridget Gannon of Conesus, and Maureen “Murphy” (John) Gilsenan of Poughkeepsie; grandchildren, Vincent (Shannan) McKeown, Amanda McKeown (Alexander Kunkel), Dylan Gilsenan, Shane Gilsenan; great-granddaughters, Evelyn and Kelly McKeown. Also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Bill served his country in the US Navy during WWII and the Korean Conflict and retired from RG&E after 44 years of service.

Bill was born on August 14, 1927 in Rochester, NY to parents William Henry Gannon and Marie Gertrude (Schmitt) Gannon. He graduated from West High School in 1945 and then enlisted in the US Navy. The Navy sent Bill to Sampson Naval Base on Seneca Lake for training and later he served in WWII and the Korean Conflict. Bill married Martha Mills Lewis on September 27, 1958. While raising their family he worked for RG&E for 44 years, was very dedicated, and never missed a day of work. He loved gardening, wildlife, and many good times spent on Conesus Lake. There were many great memories spent with family including his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren at the Lake. He was active in the community and was a Past Commander of the Conlon-Mulvaney American Legion Post 1779 and was also a member of the 40&8 Club. Bill loved sports and was an avid Buffalo Bills and Syracuse Orangeman fan. He also loved to watch college football and never missed the Army vs. Navy games.

Friends may call on Tuesday, May 30th, from 11am-2pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte. 15 & 20a, Livonia, where his funeral service will follow calling at 2pm. Burial Arnold Cemetery, Conesus, NY with Military Honors. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:
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Irene Obolensky Beggs ~ May 23, 2017

Livonia: Irene Obolensky Beggs, beloved mother of Alan and Alexandra, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of May 23, 2017 at the age of 86. Predeceased by her loving husband, Alan, and parents Paul Ivanovitch and Alexandra, she is survived by her grandchildren Stephen, Amanda, Grandbear and Willow, her brother George, and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Irene was born June 24, 1930 in Paris, France, but grew up in Wiesbaden, Germany before emigrating to New York City in 1950. After receiving her undergraduate degree with the class of 1955 from the College of New Rochelle, and a master’s degree in social work from Fordham University, she worked with unwed mothers for the Bureau of Child Welfare of New York City until the birth of her children who she raised in Riverdale, NY.

Always an avid gardener, Irene was also active in many other areas: she sang soprano and helped lead several choral groups, became American president of the Japanese-American woman’s organization Nichibei Fujinkai, and took numerous music and art classes throughout her life. She was a lifelong learner, obtaining her driver’s license and a second bachelor’s degree in voice from the Mannes School of Music, and becoming an accomplished artist, all her 60’s. Her specialty was botanical illustration, which married her love of plants and art.

For the last ten years of her life, Irene lived in Livonia, NY where she became the loving center of her daughter’s family. In life Irene possessed a warm and generous spirit. She shared her love of music, art and nature with all, and valued her friends and family above all else. We will carry her with us in our hearts.

Funeral Services and burial will be held privately at Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield, NJ. To send a condolence or to share a memory please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Dianne L. Whitacre (Bartholomew) – May 20, 2017

Geneseo/Livonia: Passed to be with her Lord on May 20, 2017 at age 76 years. Predeceased by her son David Hanna and her father Spencer Bartholomew. Survived by her husband of 47 years Steve Whitacre, her son Daniel Hanna, her mother Ruth Traynor, and her sister Donna (Alfred “Tim”) Cole Jr, several nieces & nephews including special nephew Jaimie (Audrey) Cole and niece Jennifer (Dan) Korpanty. Also survived by several cousins and many special friends.

Diane was born May 16, 1941 in Warsaw, NY. She attended high school in Livonia, NY and graduated with an Associates Degree from MCC. She was employed by Rochester Products/Delphi and retired in 2000 after 30 years. She established a successful Ebay business after retirement. Dianne was a devoted mother to both sons, but was known as an especially devoted mother/caretaker to her special needs son, David, who pre-deceased her in 2015. Dianne enjoyed antiquing, antique button collecting, knitting, playing bridge, and adored the many pets she cared for throughout her life. She was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and enjoyed watching all sports. Her most favorite times were spent with her loving husband of 47 years, her son Dan, and her loving family and friends.

Friends may call on Thursday, May 25th, from 5-8pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 & 20a, Livonia, where services will be held on Friday, May 26th, at 11am. Memorial contributions may be made in Dianne’s memory to Noyes Kidney Disease & Dialysis Center, 4616 Millennium Drive, Geneseo, NY 14454 or GraceLife Church, 275 East Main Street, Avon, NY 14414. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:
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Stephen Bradley Moore – May 20, 2017

Greenwood/Hemlock: Peacefully on May 20, 2017 at age 63 years. Predeceased by his parents William & Etta (Hendrickson) Moore and his stepfather Ronald Hurd Sr. Survived by his brothers, Ronald (Tammy) Hurd Jr., Robert Hurd, and James Hurd all of Greenwood, his niece Haleigh Jane Hurd of Greenwood, and his daughter, Randi (Patrick) Smalley of Hemlock. Also survived by grandchildren, Alexis, Athena, and Alexzander.

Stephen was born on May 6, 1954 in Hornell, NY to parents William and Etta (Hendrickson) Moore. He attended and graduated from Greenwood Central School and was an accomplished athlete. He served his country in the United States Air Force and later was employed at Ingersoll Rand and also the Veterans Administration Facility in Bath. He was a member of the Greenwood American Legion where he made many friends that he considered family. There he was a bartender and cleaner and always was keeping things polished and organized. He enjoyed the outdoors and enjoyed many walks on the family farm. Steve’s pride and joy were his grandchildren.

A Service & Gathering to Celebrate Steve’s Life will be held in the future at a date and time to be announced. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:
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Karyn L. Schapp ~ May 18, 2017

Geneseo: Peacefully at the Teresa House on May 18, 2017 Karyn entered into glory at age 62 with her sister by her side. Predeceased by her parents James and Lorraine (Dube) Stewart and her nephew Benjamin Waterman. Survived by her children Shayna Schapp (Jonah Lamers) of the Netherlands, Nathan Schapp (Caitlin Moseley) of Canandaigua, Evan (Jasmine) Schapp of Naples; grandchildren Edi and Carter Schapp; siblings Glenn (Lisa) Stewart of Mendon, Pamela (Dan) Waterman of Livonia, Laurie Stewart of Penfield and Jon (Stephanie) Stewart of Penfield. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, two great-nieces and a great-nephew.

Karyn was born on February 7, 1955 in Cheyenne, Wyoming where her father was stationed in the Air Force. Her family moved to Rochester, New York when her father was hired by Eastman Kodak Company. Karyn helped raise her four brothers and sisters and loved working with children so much she earned a degree in Early Childhood Education. She was a counselor at two Christian camps for children and worked in several day care centers.

Karyn was a strong woman of faith, she loved Jesus and gained strength every day by reading her bible. She often showed acts of kindness to strangers in grocery stores, restaurants and anywhere else she met people. She wrote notes of encouragement and kindness to family, friends and people she barely knew and decorated them with stickers. She loved dancing and would often dance to loud music in her apartment. Karyn spent many of her waking hours praying for others and gave to many charitable organizations who provide for children living in third world countries. Although she had many struggles throughout the years, she always remained strong in her faith and looked forward to the day she would meet Jesus, the source of her strength. We rejoice that she has been made whole and will live eternally in Heaven.

Friends may call on Monday, May 22 from 12noon-2pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia, NY, where a funeral service will be held following the calling hours at 2pm. A celebration of life gathering will be held following the service at Faith Fellowship Church, 5630 Pebble Beach Road, Lakeville, NY 14480. Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to Feed the Children, PO Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101-0036 www.feedthechildren.org. To send a condolence please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Karin (Petersen) Holmes ~ March 26, 2017

Karin (Peterson) Holmes passed away at home in Canadice March 26, 2017, after a long illness. She is survived by her son Kurt Holmes of Conesus, daughter Diane Holmes, grandson Jesse Freund both of Canadice. Brother Kurt Petersen, sister-in-law, Vera Petersen both of Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Niece, Linda Petersen. Nephews, Paul Petersen, Glenn Petersen, Steven Petersen. Great nieces, Brit, Sydney, and Carmen. Great nephews, Bryce, Alex, Brayden, Erik, and Shan all of Ontario and British Columbia Canada as well as extended family and friends.

“Big things come in small packages”
Karin was the epitome of that saying. She was born in Kollund, Denmark. From generations of farmers and having both grandfathers known horse breeders it was her passion to follow in their legacy. Her grandfather Edlif Petersen was known throughout Europe for his majestic Belgian Stallions.

After weathering WWII, she met her husband, an American soldier and immigrated to the United States and had a family. Eventually settling in New York where she started her own business of running a horse farm.

Karin became a successful and accomplished equestrian, trainer, teacher and breeder. She had a keen eye for a good horse and a knack for training those that were difficult, like her beloved “Luke” whom she broke, trained and showed at a competitive level. As a breeder, Karin was sought out for her lovely, talented offspring, most she broke and trained herself. Many became champions. At 80 she was able to show and win with her final baby two-time Grand Champion Bentley.

She was fearless and tireless as a competitor – Steeple Chases (winning) eventing, and Dressage before it was taken seriously by her peers.

She studied and trained with the best, George Morris, and Capt. Nadsy.

Her time was devoted to Pony Club, was a member of the Genesee Valley Breeders, Dressage Association, Genesee Valley Fox Hunt Club, and an innovator of many projects.

Karin will be greatly and deeply missed but leaves an immensely rich legacy to so many.

Services were held privately. Burial Canadice Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Richmond Ambulance, PO Box 469, Honeoye, NY 14471, Ontario-Yates Hospice/FLVNS, 756 Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva, NY 14456, or any animal shelter of your choice. Arrangements, Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Livonia ~ Honeoye. To send a condolence please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Ella Mae Yatteau “Ellie” (Lauffer) – May 11, 2017

Hemlock/Corning: Peacefully on May 11, 2017, at age 80 years, with family by her side. Predeceased by her parents Herbert & Dorothy Oliver, her husband Robert T. Yatteau, her siblings; Marleah Butler, Carl Oliver, Betty Johnson, and Dorothy Hall. Survived by her son Daniel (Donna) Lauffer of Bath; grandchildren; Danielle (Brandon) Zettl, Jason King, Adam (Melissa) King, Chelsea (Nick) Xidis, and Nikki (Justin) Casagrande; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Eva, Sarah, Darbi, and Maryn; siblings, Kenneth (Joyce) Oliver and Marion Smoot. Also survived by many nieces & nephews, great nieces & nephews, and many friends including her dear friend Melissa Carey.

Ella Mae “Ellie” was born on January 1, 1937 in Watkins Glen, NY to parents Herbert & Dorothy Oliver, the youngest of 7 children. Ellie was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend. She loved animals especially her horses and she was still riding into her 70’s. Ellie loved music and enjoyed playing keyboard, piano, organ, and accordion. She was a talented musician and was self taught. Ellie was dedicated to her husband Bob throughout their marriage.

Friends may call on Wednesday, May 17th, from 12noon-2pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia, where her funeral service will follow calling hours at 2pm. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Livonia. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Ellie’s memory to Elim Gospel Church, 1679 Dalton Road, Lima, NY 14485. To send a condolence or to share a memory please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Eleanor L. Morris (Madigan) – May 9, 2017

Livonia: May 9, 2017 at age 88 years. Eleanor peacefully slipped the bond her body had become on a peaceful spring afternoon surrounded by her loving family. Eleanor is predeceased by her husband Joseph R. Morris Sr., her parents Gerald & Margaret Madigan, her grandson Christopher Copeland, daughter-in-law Ellen Calhoun-Morris, brothers; Tom, Richard, and Jerry Madigan. She is survived by her 7 children, Joseph, Michael, Patricia (Randy Remming), Kathy (John Blanchard), Sheila (Paul Bedard), Maureen (Ken Smith), Eileen (Jeff Fugle), special friends Amir & Katie Aghaghari; grandchildren, Stephen Morris, Heather Morris, Cameron Copeland (Tina), Joseph Costanza, James Herrmann, Mark (Astrid), Aaron, Ian, Rachel, Ruth, and Gabe Herrmann, Rachel (Ashley Oelschlaeger), Annalee (Brandon Weiss) and Victoria Coon (Lance Shreeve), Patricia (Dustie Gaskins), and Leanne Smith, Alison and Elean Fugle (Andrew Gimlich), Jenny (Eric Reinhart); great-grandchildren, Natalie Tschiderer, Layla Morris, Madison Copeland, Arianna Copeland, Hunter & Alexandra Weiss, Avery & Elijah Gimlich, Cadence, Jonathon and Elyza Reinhart, Joshua Oelschlaeger, and Harmony Monachino; Siblings, Bob (Joan) Madigan, Terri Harrington, Ginny (Larry) Lejuett, Kathy Madigan (Julie), and Madelyn Dir. Also remembered are many nieces & nephews, children that adopted her, and her many other friends and relatives.

Eleanor Madigan Morris was born in Rochester, NY on October 23, 1928. She spent her childhood years in Lima, NY in a large and loving family. She was educated at Geneseo State College and received her Teaching Degree, taught 6th grade English in Livonia and was active in Special Education.

She married Joseph Morris on July 19, 1952 and they had 7 beautiful children together. Joe’s job took them from Rochester, NY to Massachusetts and Maryland, returning to Livonia, NY in 1972. They spent the remainder of their years as proud residents of Livonia.

Eleanor was a compassionate, kind advocate of all things great and small. She became a foster parent because her heart saw the need for a loving home for all children. She became Mom to over 150 kids. She opened her heart and home to all, making sure there was a meal and a place for anyone in need to lay their head. She became a Social Worker while still maintaining an open door. She was an active community member who loved to participate in school plays, making many costumes, and doing makeup. She was a member of the Historical Society and had a wonderful flair for editing books and perfect grammar. She had a passion for all kinds of music in her children and her grandchildren. Eleanor loved her family to infinity. Eleanor called the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation home for many years and made the most of her time spent there. The family wishes to thank the caring staff at the CNR for all they did for Eleanor over the years.

Friends may call Friday, May 19th, from 4-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree St., Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, May 20th, at 10:30am at St. Matthews Catholic Church, 6591 Richmond Mills Road, Rte 20A, Livonia. Burial will immediately follow at St. Michaels Cemetery, Livonia. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Matthew’s Church, PO Box 77, Livonia, NY 14487, Harrison-Lee American Legion Post 283, 3850 Federal Road, Livonia, NY 14487, or the Verona Street Animal Society, 184 Verona Street, Rochester, NY 14608. To send condolences or further information please visit:
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Mary E. Krest – May 9, 2017

Livonia: Peacefully on May 9, 2017, at age 92 years, at the Avon Nursing Home. Predeceased by her husband Robert J. Krest Sr. and her brother Carl Hirschman. Survived by children; Robert “Hutt” (Mary) Krest Jr., Ricky Krest (Renda Kahlil), Russell Krest, and David “Wimp” Carey. Grandson Jonathan Krest, brother-in-law Archa Krest, sisters-in-law Annie Krest & Sally Krest, many nieces & nephews, and dear friends.

Mary was an amazing person, teacher, supporter, provider, friend, and mother. Not just a mother to her three boys, but a mother to whoever came in through the door at the family home on High Street. She touched a lot of people’s lives, and made the world a little better just by being here. She will be missed by many, and some more so. She has left so many fond memories and experiences that will live forever. She was a remarkable woman, a great friend, and the best mother.

Friends may call on Saturday, May 13th, from 1-3pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia, where a memorial service will follow calling hours at 3pm. Interment will be held privately. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Shirley Ann Lindsay (Bishop) – May 2, 2017

Livonia: Peacefully, surrounded by her family, on May 2, 2017 at age 86 years. Predeceased by her husband Floyd Lindsay, her son Timothy “Floyd” Lindsay, and her brothers; Richard, William, and James “Larry” Bishop. Survived by her daughters; Shirley Ann Lindsay-Dobrowolski of St. Petersburg, FL and Barbara Lindsay-Briggs of Canandaigua. Also survived by grandchildren; Ronnie (Emily) Briggs, Gabriel Briggs (Jillian), Moriah (Michael) Schojan, Lindsay (Eric) Heneka, Austin and Heath Dobrowolski; 9 great-grandchildren; brothers, Jerry (Nancy) Bishop and Charles Bishop; 2 sisters in law, Doris Bishop of Caledonia and Pat Bishop of Avon. Many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Shirley was born on July 31, 1930 in Rush, New York to Agnes and Fred Bishop. She was the big sister to 5 younger brothers. She often regaled her children with the stories of her childhood and what it was like to be the eldest of 5 mischievous little brothers. She both attended and graduated from Avon Central School. After graduation, she attended Continental School of Beauty. Shirley was in her teens when she met her future husband and the “love of her life”, Floyd, at the Avon theatre where she was an usherette. They were married on May 23, 1953. After their marriage, she and Floyd lived in Caledonia, Avon, and Rochester before settling into their home in Livonia. She was a very loving and caring wife, mother, daughter, sister, and aunt. Along with her husband Floyd, Shirley was very active in the American Legion. She served in the Legion Women’s Auxiliary for many years where she helped with the Annual Children’s Christmas Party, the Sunday Morning Breakfasts, preparing gift boxes for active duty soldiers and veterans, and marching in the Memorial Day Parades. Shirley was a gifted seamstress and shared this knowledge and skill with her daughters and granddaughter. She was very creative and enjoyed writing poetry, refinishing antique furniture, canning the vegetables from her garden, knitting, and other various arts and crafts. Shirley and Floyd both loved camping and many summers were spent camping in the Adirondacks with their three children and later with their grandchildren. Many will remember her for the great service and warm greeting she offered her customers at Maxim’s restaurant where she waited table for so many years. In the 1980’s, Shirley briefly operated and taught at a small Aerobics Studio in Livonia. Later in her life, Shirley attended Monroe Community College where she took several classes in interior design. Shirley loved all her family, but especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was ever present at their ball games, dance recitals, graduations, birthday parties, and holidays. Shirley often traveled to Florida where she also loved spending time with her son and daughter and grandchildren. Shirley truly loved life and her family and it was evident by her generosity and willingness to give so much of herself to anyone who asked. Her passing will forever leave a huge void in the hearts and lives of those of us who knew her best and loved her most.

A Graveside Service to Celebrate Shirley’s Life will be held on Saturday, May 27th, at 11am at Union Cemetery, Big Tree Road, Livonia, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Shirley’s memory to the Harrison-Lee American Legion Post 283, 3850 Federal Road, Livonia, NY 14487. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:
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