Albert Barry McGrain Sr. – August 19, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Livonia:  August 19, 2017 at age 75 years.  Predeceased by his parents Albert & Evelyn (Schmeer) McGrain, his sisters Gail and Beverly, his brother William, and his daughter Nancy.  Survived by children; Deborah (Steven) Zeh, Tammie Schwerzler, Dawn (Jeff) Gerstner, Barry McGrain Jr., and William McGrain.   Grandchildren,  Shaun (Kim), Kyle, Corey (Erica), Amanda (Bill), Gregory (Liz), Tyler (Lindsay), Meghan, Emily, Jennifer, Michelle, Brittany, Stephanie, Christopher, Carrie, Albert III, Brianna, Alyssa, and William II; great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Lia, Patrick, Jacob, Ava, and Carina; sisters, Sharon Kelly and Kathy (Lou) Emerson, brother Kevin McGrain, many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Albert was born on October 2, 1941 in Rochester, NY to parents Albert & Evelyn (Schmeer) McGrain.  Al served his country in the US Marine Corps from 1960-1965.  He retired from General Motors in Rochester, NY after 30 years of service.  Al loved Conesus Lake and spending time with family and friends.

Friends may call on Friday, August 25th, from 5-8pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia, NY.  Albert’s  Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 26th, 12noon at St. Matthew’s Church, 6591 Richmond Mills Road, Rte 20A, Livonia, NY.  Burial Temple Hill Cemetery, Geneseo, with military honors.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  To send a condolence please visit:

www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Thomas A. Moore “Tom” – August 15, 2017


 

 

 

 

South Lima:  Peacefully on August 15, 2017 at age 85 years.  Predeceased by his wife Kathleen Moore, his parents Leslie & Hazel Moore Sr., and his brother Leslie Moore Jr.  Survived by children; Theresa Moore of Springwater, Shawn Moore of TN, Thomas (Lynn) Moore of Lakeville, and Maureen Moore (Vance Dorsey) of Avon; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many other loving family & friends.

Tom was born on October 28, 1931 in Rochester, NY to parents Leslie & Hazel (Isham) Moore Sr.  He graduated from Rush-Henrietta High School in 1947 and was the Salutatorian of his class.  After he graduated Tom served his country in the USMC in the Korean Conflict and was a recipient of a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star Medal.  He was a Road Patrol Deputy at the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office during the 1970’s and the early 1980’s.  He was a very hard worker all his life, loved all types of animals, enjoyed reading and was a history buff.  He worked on a farm from a young age and through his life continued farming as he always loved it.

Friends may call on Saturday, August 19th, from 12noon-2pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 20A, Livonia, where Tom’s Funeral Service will be held following calling hours at 2pm.  Burial, Union Cemetery, Livonia, NY with military honors.  Memorial contributions may be made in Tom’s Memory to the Humane Society of Livingston County, PO Box 233, Avon, NY 14414.  To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:  www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Theresa P. Adamo ~ August 15, 2017

Rochester: Theresa P. Adamo, 59 years, of Rochester, NY, died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Livingston County CNR in Mt. Morris. She was born September 20, 1957 in Buffalo, NY, the daughter of Jack and Dorothy Lux Adamo. She was previously employed by the Nichols Team and American Red Cross in Rochester.  Theresa was predeceased by her sister, Sandra Hooten.
She is survived by her beloved companion, Jerry Almeter of Rochester. Her siblings, Bill (Cheryl) McCracken of Buffalo, Jackie (David) Love of Groveland, Lynda (David) Rundberg of North Carolina, Diane York of Rochester, Lynda (Bo) Cicero of Rochester. Theresa had a special bond with all her nieces, nephews and pets including 1 special great niece, Jade, and 1 special great nephew Caleb. She viewed all of her nieces,nephews, and pets as her children.
All funeral arrangements through the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Livonia, are private. Friends wishing may make memorial contributions to Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 11 Murray Hill Drive, Mt. Morris, NY 14510.

Gary Leo Beachel ~ August 14, 2017

Geneseo:   Gary Leo Beachel passed away peacefully at the age of 76 on August 14, 2017. He was predeceased by his brothers Tom and Jack Beachel and step son-in-law Gary Levey. Survived by his wife Alice Ann Sattora Beachel (Ally), daughter Kerrie (Mike) Beachel Stuber, stepchildren Kim Winterroth, Fritz (Janelle) Thompson, Judy (Skip) Sims, Jo Levey, Sue (Gary) Wadams, Jerry (Ann) Sattora and Jim (Kelly) Sattora;  15 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Also survived by his sister-in-law Nancy Beachel and his special niece Sue Beachel.

Gary retired from Sweetners Plus in Lakeville. He served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1965 and was a member of the American Legion Post #1278. Gary was instrumental in the construction of the covered walkway at the Dialysis Center in Geneseo.

Friends may call on Thursday, August 17th, from 4-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 21 Big Tree St, Routes 15 & 20A, Livonia with funeral services to be held on Friday, August 18th,  at St. Matthews Church, 6591 Richmond Mills Road, Rte 20A, Livonia at 10:30am. Private burial. Please consider donations in Gary’s
memory to Noyes Kidney Disease & Dialysis Center, 4616 Millennium Drive, Geneseo, NY 14454 or St. Matthews Church, P.O. Box 77, Livonia, NY 14487.  To send a condolence please visit:  www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Gerald Delos Walker “Del” – August 10, 2017

Bristol/Honeoye:  Peacefully on August 10, 2017 at age 75 years.  Predeceased by his parents Gerald & Dorothy Walker, his brother John Walker, and his sisters, Jean Leyland and Shirley Moore.  Survived by his wife of 45 years, Margaret (Brennan) Walker and children; Katie (Seamus Mulligan) Walker of Pittsford and Daniel (Beth) Walker of MA; grandchildren, Ronan & Aoife Mulligan and Thomas Walker.  Also survived by many nieces & nephews and many other loving family members and friends.

Del led a full life of his own design. He graduated with a Forestry Degree from Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks before building his dream home with his wife, a log cabin deep in the Bristol hills. He could always be spotted from afar in his yellow truck, with the classic Del Walker’s Landscaping logo. He took great pride in his work, owning and operating his business for 51 years. He also loved giving back to his community, donating his time and efforts to the Honeoye Booster’s Club and the Paul Smith’s Alumni Association. Del oversaw the construction of Honeoye Central School’s soccer fields complete with his trademark Leyland Cypress plantings.

For all his hard work, Del also relished his time off, reserving the last two weeks of July every summer for a visit with his family to his beloved Martha’s Vineyard. And any description of Del would not be complete without mentioning his love for the Boston Red Sox. His summer nights were often defined by how well the Sox played or, how bad the Yankees lost!

His legacy lives on both in Upstate NY and on the Vineyard through his many landscaping projects he completed for friends and family. This includes one particular White Pine tree, planted by his classmates from Paul Smith’s in honor of the infamous White Pine Camp of 1962. Today, Del’s White Pine is huge, the shape of Epcot Center, and stands out from the surrounding forest for its boldness and rugged charm–a personification of Del himself.

Friends may call on Sunday, August 13th, from 1-3pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 8624 Main Street, Rte 20A, Honoeye, NY where Del’s Funeral Service will follow calling hours at 3pm.  Memorial contributions may be made in Del’s memory to the Paul Smith’s College Alumni Association, 7833 New York 30, Paul Smiths, NY 12970.  To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:

www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Kathryn E. Burley (Moore) “Kate” – August 10, 2017

 

Honeoye/Hemlock:  Peacefully on August 10, 2017 at age 93 years.  Predeceased by her husbands  Joseph Soback and Harold Burley and 7 siblings.  Survived by her children; Elizabeth (Jerry) Jackson, Jean (Bob) Blair, Ellen (Jay) Chapman, Ed (Debra) Soback, and Eric (Leah) Soback; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great grandchildren, and her siblings; Albert, Clarence, Howard, Dick, Luella, Hilda, Steve, and Landy.  Also survived by many nieces & nephews.

A private family graveside service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, NY.  Memorial contributions may be made in Kate’s Memory to the Webster’s Crossing United Methodist Church, 7230 Rte 15, Springwater, NY 14560.  To send a condolence or share a memory please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Gwendolyn J. Stephens (Arnold) “Gwen” – August 9, 2017

 

 

Hemlock:  Peacefully on August 9th, 2017, at age 71 years, after a 7 month battle with cancer.  Predeceased by her parents James & Thelma Arnold, her sister Cheryl Arnold, and her brother Ted Arnold.  Survived by her husband of 45 years, Michael Stephens and her sons; Jasen (Carolyn) Stephens of North Collins and Curtis (Andrea) Stephens of Livonia; grandchildren, Frederique, Scarlett, Clare, and Hannah; her sister Dawn Woodburn; many nephews, one niece, and multiple other lives she touched.

Gwen was born April 8th, 1946 to parents Jim & Thelma Arnold in Livonia.  One of four children, at the age of 6 she lost her 3 year old sister, Cheryl.

Gwen was active in many school clubs, sports and cheerleading at the Livonia High School where she graduated from in 1964.  She loved animals especially horses.  Her father purchased her first horse and she along with her father became members of the prominent drill team “SaddleTramps” who traveled throughout the state performing shows.  She showed her horses and obtained several ribbons participating in Barrel racing, dressage and horsemanship.

Gwen attended Morrisville Ag & Tech college majoring in nursing. The start of her career was at Highland Hospital, followed by Dr. Harriet Schirmer, private practice, Conesus Lake Nursing Home and private duty nursing specializing in Geriatrics.

Gwen loved to read and enjoyed crafting including making Santa’s from drift wood, decorating, making shaker boxes, collecting and refinishing antiques, gardening, woodworking and stitching.  Gwen had the talent to fix most anything along with providing solutions.

Above all, Gwen’s number one priority was her unconditional love for her family and friends.  Her vacations were never spent without her family, she cherished every moment spent with them creating lasting pictures in her mind.

Gwen was a member of the Eastern Star, the Livonia Methodist Church and the Hemlock Fire Department Auxiliary.  Gwen loved people, touching everyone with her smile and kiss on the cheek no matter where she was.  She is leaving a huge hole in this world and will be missed by all those who came in contact with her.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff for the exceptional care given by the Palliative/hospice team 4-1200, Thoracic Care Unit 7-1200, ICU 8-3600 and step down unit 8-1400.  She was truly blessed by all of you!

God speed Gwen you are now at peace.

Friends may call on Friday, August 18th, from 4-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 & 20a, Livonia, NY.  A Service to Celebrate Gwen’s Life will be held on Saturday, August 19th, at 11am at the United Methodist Church of Livonia, 22 Summers Street, Livonia, NY.  Memorial contributions may be made in Gwen’s memory to the United Methodist Church of Livonia, PO Box 23, Livonia, NY 14487, the Hemlock Methodist Church, 4616 Main Street, Hemlock, NY 14466, or the Livonia Ambulance, PO Box 8, Livonia, NY 14487. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:  www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Raymond L. Berger ~ August 5, 2017

 

 

St. Cloud, Florida/Livonia:  August 5, 2017, Ray passed away in Hospice at the age of 78.  Ray is survived by his wife of 55 years, Charmaine (Habberfield) Berger and son, Steven Berger, daughters Michelle (Gary) Agosto of Rochester, Marci (Randy) Diaz of Orlando, Fl. and Candice (Stephen) Ezard of Livonia. Grandchildren Tiffanie, Ashley (fiancé) Chris, Mariah (fiancé) Spencer, Garret, Nikko, Steven, Brett, Mitchell, David, Brooke and Skylar. Great-grandson Jayden; brother-in-law, Marshall (Sharon) Habberfield, several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother-in-law Sheldon Habberfield.

Ray was born on December 8, 1938 in Rochester, NY to parents Benjamin & Dorothy Berger.

He started to run Berger Plumbing on Hudson Ave. in Rochester, NY at the age of 8 which his father started after the war.  Ray started Commercial Products in 1972 and ran that business until 1997 in which he started his new business in Livonia,  NY.  Livonia Supply Centre.  Ray made many friends over the years and there wasn’t too many plumbing problems that he couldn’t fix.

Ray loved to vacation and spend time with his family and all of his grandchildren.

Ray always wanted to start a Euchre game at every family get together. Ray was always there to lend a hand with his tools to help out with any job.  Ray was famous for giving into his grandchildren when the parents would say “NO”.  Ray enjoyed watching his children and then his grandchildren play sporting events.

Friends may call on Sunday, August 13th, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Routes 15 & 20A, Livonia, NY , where funeral services will be held Monday, August 14th at 11:00 am.  Interment will be at the Oak Ridge Cemetery, South Livonia. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Ray’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis TN 38101-9929.   To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:  www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Diane L. Maisenbacher (Witt) ~ August 3, 2017

 

Avon:  August 3, 2017 at age 70 years.  Predeceased by her parents Hubert and Norma Witt.  Survived by her son Kirk Maisenbacher, daughter Wendy (Joseph) Rosenthal. Sister Delores (Gerhard) Jesske and brother Dennis Witt.

A graveside service will be held on August 10th at 11:30 am, Freedom Cemetery, Osmun Rd & Freedom Rd, Freedom, NY.  Memorial contributions may be made in Diane’s memory to Lutheran Church of Epiphany, 6050 E. Lima Rd, Avon, NY 14414 or Hearthside Cats, PO Box 282, Geneseo, NY 14454.  To send a condolence or share a memory please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com