Robert D. Gendreau Sr. ~ October 19, 2017

Honeoye:  October 19, 2017 at age 74 years.  Predeceased by his wife Sandra (Cratsley) Gendreau in 2015.  He is survived by his sons, James (Lori) Cratsley of Canadice, Robert (Susan Kessler) Gendreau Jr. of Irondequoit, Joseph (Patricia) Gendreau of McHenry, MS and Daniel (Dena Scantlin) Gendreau of Webster.  8 grandchildren.  3 great grandchildren.  Siblings Sandra (Dan) Cook of Charlottesville, VA, Louise Boyd of Honeoye and Thomas Gendreau of Honeoye.  Several nieces and nephews.

 

As the “Commander of The Sons of The American Legion”, Bob was one of the greatest American Patriots of our time. His spirit soared from the moment he could fly, to the instant he lit the fuse and to the second he could pull the trigger. From airplanes, to dragsters, scuba diving to a skeet shooting Easter Bunny, he did it all.  He loved it all and taught it all back to the ones he loved.  As a longtime resident of Honeoye Lake, he was very helpful to his friends and families of the community, and will greatly be missed by all.

We love you Dad.

Friends may call Monday, October 23rd 2017 from 4-7 pm at the Kevin W Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 8624 Main St., Route 20A, Honeoye where funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 24th at 11 am.  Burial Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the Sons of The American Legion, PO Box 65, Honeoye, NY 14471.  To share a story or send a condolence, please visit:  www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Gary A. Kingsley – October 17, 2017

Hemlock:  Peacefully at home on October 17, 2017 at age 76 years.  Survived by his wife 51 years Donna Kingsley and son Daryl Kingsley of Penfield.

Gary was born on February 3, 1941 in Norfolk, NY to parents Floyd and Maude (Oakes) Kingsley.  Gary graduated from Norwood High School in 1959.  He served his country in the US Army from 1959-1965 and later went to work for Rochester Telephone Co., from which he retired.  He married Donna in 1966 in Buffalo, NY.  Gary and Donna moved to Old Bald Hill Road North in 1973 and later he built his own home.  It was one of the first log homes in the area.  He was known for rescuing hummingbirds and feeding squirrels on their bungee cords.

At Gary’s request no funeral services will be held.  In Gary’s memory memorial contributions may be made to SusieQ Dog ResQ, PO Box 236, Conesus, NY 14435.  To send a condolence or share a memory please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Carolyn Emery Allen – October 14, 2017

Lakeville:  Carolyn Emery Allen, age 97, of Lakeville, passed away October 14th in San Antonio, Texas, where she spent much of her recent years to be near to children and grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Floyd Allen, brother Robert Emery and sister Kathryn Ramsey.

She is survived by her children, Thomas, Lisa, and Laurie Allen, all of San Antonio, Texas; Earl (Inge) Allen of Cornville, Arizona, Faye Reamore of Leroy, and her exchange student daughter Martha (Alberto) Leal de Guizar of Mexico City, Mexico; sister Ruth Sidorowicz of Las Vegas, Nevada, and brothers Richard (Roma) Emery of Morrisville, North Carolina  and James (Sandi) Emery of Summerville, South Carolina; 8 grandchildren, Novella, Nol, Christofer, Travis, Joel, Tim, Kelly, and Kurt; over 20 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Born in Rochester, New York July 22, 1920, Carolyn was valedictorian of the Livonia High School class of 1937, attended the Mildred Elley Business School in Albany, and worked for the Webster’s Crossing and Lakeville milk processing plants, Stone Construction, the Philip J. Sweeney Insurance Agency, and retired from civil service at the State University at Geneseo.  She married and raised 5 children, was the eldest member of her beloved Lakeville United Church of Christ, and traveled extensively in her retirement.

Calling hours will be from 4pm to 7pm Friday, October 27th at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia, NY.  A funeral service will be held at 10:30am Saturday, October 28th at the Lakeville United Church of Christ, 5687 Big Tree Road, Lakeville, NY 14480.  Interment will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Lakeville Road, Geneseo.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lakeville United Church of Christ, at the address above, or the Alzheimer’s Association.  To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:  www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

 

Jacqueline M. White (Boyd) “Jackie” – October 12, 2017

Honeoye:  October 12, 2017 at age 55 years.  Predeceased by her father Jack Boyd and her brother Larry Boyd.  Survived by her mother Louise Boyd of Honeoye; siblings, Cynthia Boyd of Honeoye and George Boyd of TN; nephews; Kevin (Cassidy) Roelofs and Matthew (Amanda) Roelofs.  Also survived by her great nephew Finn, many cousins, and dear friends.

A Memorial Service to remember Jackie’s Life will be held on Saturday, October 21st, 11am at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 8624 Main Street, Rte 20A, Honeoye, NY.  Interment will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers and in memory of Jackie please consider doing a good deed for someone in need and love unconditionally.  To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:  www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Norman R. Gieseke – October 12, 2017

Conesus Lake: October 12, 2017 at age 80 years. Predececeased by his wife, Marion. Survived by his children, Elizabeth Speranza of Tampa, FL. and Aaron (Kyle) Gieseke ofLivonia. 4 grandchildren, Austin, Kalyn (Tim), Alexis, & Austin. Sister-in-law, Eleanor (Donald) Brown of Rochester. Nieces, Laurie, Linda & Wendy. Nephew, Rick.

Norman was born April 21, 1937 the son of William and Martha Kollehn Gieseke in Rochester, NY. He had retired as plant manager at M. D. Knowlton. He was a member of the Conesus Lake Association and Hope Lutheran Church.

Friends may call Monday 4 – 7 PM. at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. 21 Big Tree St., Routes 15 & 20A, Livonia, NY. Private committal services will be held at White Haven Memorial Park. Memorial contributions to Hope Lutheran Church, 1301 Vintage Lane, Rochester, NY 14626. To send condolences please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com 

 

Marie T. Costich (Santay) – Ocotber 11, 2017

Webster:  October 11, 2017 at age 86.  Predeceased by her husband Bernie, daughter-in-law Donna Rock, and son-in-law Paul Revekant.  Survived by children;  Therese, Kathleen, Terry, Larry (Julie), Ted (Robyn), Bernard (Helen); 17 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.

Marie’s Funeral Mass will be held privately at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Webster, NY.  Interment will be at Holy Trinity Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers and in Marie’s memory please consider enjoying a nature hike with family or friends.  To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:  www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Donald R. Bennett – October 10, 2017

Honeoye:  Peacefully at home on October 10, 2017 at age 73 years.  Predeceased by siblings; Frederick Bennett Jr., Constance Baldwin, Charlotte Rowell, and best friend Peter Rawson.  Survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda (Baker) Bennett of Honeoye and sons; Frederick (Becky) Bennett of FL and Keith Bennett of PA.  Also survived by grandchildren; Amethyst, Rayzel, Ian, Gerik, Hannah, and Drew; close friends Dan DeRosa and Steve Rosenberger, and many nieces & nephews.

Don Bennett, age 73 & 30 year resident on Honeoye Lake, succombed after 6 years of fighting cancer.  He was dedicated to his family, friends, church, he was a worldly traveler, an avid fisherman and contributor to the community.  He was known by all for his boisterous laughter and larger than life personality!  He is missed already!

Friends may call on Friday, October 27th, from 5-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 8624 Main Street, Rte 20A, Honeoye, NY.  Don’s Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 28th, at 1pm at the Honeoye United Church of Christ, 8758 Main Street, Honeoye, NY 14471.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Honeoye United Church of Christ at the address above, Ontario-Yates Hospice, 759 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva, NY 14456, the Nature Conservancy of Central and Western New York, 1048 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14607 or the Honeoye Valley Association, PO Box 165, Honeoye, NY 14471.  To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:  www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Samuel Parry DeMay – October 9, 2017

 

Geneseo/Rochester:  Formerly of Howard, NY, a resident of Lake Demmon for many years.  Sam was born on 11/3/1923 and passed peacefully on 10/9/2017 at age 93.  Predeceased by his parents Clarence & Ruth DeMay, his sister Joy Kyper, and his son-in-law Gerry Giehl.  Survived by his wife of 43 years Marge (Neener) DeMay and his children;  Elizabeth Wemple and Gary DeMay; step-children, Patrick (MaryEllen) Quinlan, Daniel Quinlan, Barbara Giehl, John (Kathy) Quinlan, Michael (Linda) Quinlan and Terence (Gina) Quinlan.  25 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and many nieces & nephews.

Sam was the past owner of the 3rd generation Samuel R. Parry Machine Company of Rochester, NY until his retirement in 1993.  He was a long time member of the Rochester Ad Club, the National Paper Box Association, and the Avon American Legion.  Sam proudly served in the US Navy during WWII and the Korean War.

Friends may call on Thursday, October 12th, from 5-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Livonia, NY.  A Graveside service will be held on Friday, October 13th, 1pm at Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY with military honors.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the School of the Holy Childhood, in memory of Dennis Marshall, 100 Groton Parkway, Rochester, NY 14623.  To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:

www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

James R. Buck – October 7, 2017

Hemlock: October 7, 2017 at age 66 years. Survived by his wife, Cora Gerhart Buck; his son, James R. Buck II of Conesus; 1 grandson, Aidan James Buck; 2 sisters, Elaine Buck of Honeoye & Diana (Alan) Huizinga of Hopewell. Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews & Cousins.

He was born August 17, 1951 the son of Robert and Joyce Mastin Buck in Canandaigua, NY. He graduated from Honeoye Central School and spent most of his working career as a automobile mechanic, most recently, at his own shop, J & N Automotive in Hemlock.

Friends may call Thursday, October 12, 2017, 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. 8624 Main St., Honeoye, where funeral services will be held Friday, October 13, 2017, at 11 AM. Burial, Richmond Center Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Livonia Ambulance, PO Box 8, Livonia, NY 14487 or Livingston County Hospice, 2 Murray Hill Dr., Mt. Morris, NY 14510. To send condolences, please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

 

Charles T. VanBell ~ October 4, 2017

Naples: October 4, 2017 at age 59 years. Survived by his wife, Karen. Children, Phillip VanBell of Honeoye & Melissa Van Bell (Shane Heming) of Missouri. 3 sisters, Susan (Don) Strickland, Mary VanBell, and Nancy VanBell all of Rochester. He was a retired machinist from Gleason Works.
Private funeral services will be held. Arrangements, Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. Honeoye. Memorial contributions may be  made to ALS Association, Upstate NY Chapter, 135 Old Cove Road, Suite 213. Liverpool, NY 13090. To send condolences please visit:  www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Dorothy A. Dewey “Dot” – October 3, 2017

Dansville:  Dorothy “Dot” Dewey, age 91 years, passed peacefully on October 3, 2017 at the Conesus Lake Nursing Home, Livonia, NY.

Dot was predeceased by her husband Philip L. Dewey and her sister-in-law Beverly “Sharon” Shaver.  She is survived by her siblings; Norma Jesmer, Robert Shaver, and William Shaver all of Dansville and many nieces & nephews.

Dorothy was born on November 17, 1925 in Dansville, NY to parents Clare and Alice (Hughes) Shaver.  She attended Dansville High School and later attended Alfred State College where she met Philip Dewey, who she later married.  Dot worked for the IRS and later worked for US Customs and Border Protection in Buffalo, NY, from which she retired.  While she was there her husband Phil worked on the railroad in Buffalo, first the Erie Railroad and then the Erie – Lackawanna Railroad.  After they both retired they moved to the warm weather in Stewart, Florida for many years.  After Phil passed Dot returned to Dansville to be around family.  She loved her family dearly, especially her husband Phil.

No funeral services will be held.  A private interment will take place at Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY.  To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:  www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

Rodney Jon Barber – October 2, 2017

Dansville/Livonia:  Rodney Jon Barber of Dansville, NY passed away at his home at the age of 52 on October 2, 2017.

Rodney was predeceased by his father David Alonzo Barber and his brother Roger David Barber. He is survived by his loving wife Tammy Marie (Beisheim) Barber; mother Betty Lou (Richardson) Barber currently of Indiana, formerly of Livonia and Conesus; sister LuAnn Barber Rogers (Paul) of Port Hadlock, WA; brother Robert Barber (Carolee) of Indiana; mother-in-Law Diana (Shumway) Beisheim of Honeoye; brother-in law Timothy (Stephanie) of Farmington; sister-in-law Terri Vassallo (Louis) of Bloomfield, and several nieces nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

Rodney was born June 2, 1965 in Warsaw, NY. He was a lifelong resident of Livingston County and graduate of Livonia Central High School active in wrestling and Scouts in his youth. He worked as a commercial and residential mason for many years leaving his mark on many buildings in western New York. He also spent time in South Carolina, as well as, San Francisco where he worked for the California Conservation Corps.

After 15 years together Rodney married the love of his life on August 13, 2005. Rodney was a sensitive soul with a big heart.  All those he came in contact with will surely miss him.

Friends may call on Thursday, October 5th, from 4-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 20A, Livonia, NY.  A private graveside service will be held at Union Cemetery, Scottsburg, NY.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Livingston County Hospice, 2 Murray Hill Drive, Mt. Morris, NY 14510.  To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:

www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

John C. Seefried ~ October 1, 2017

 

Mt. Morris: October 1, 2017 at age 92 years. Predeceased by his first wife, Ruth Seefried and his children, Patricia Courneen & John Seefried. Survived by his loving wife June. Children, Darlene Jones, Stephen (Esther) Seefried, Kevin (Nicole) Seefried, Vickie (Victor) Bennett, Gary (Linda) Heale, Becky (Jeff) Kremer, grandchildren, great grandchildren. Siblings, Janet Dunn & Geriann Cox. nieces & nephews

Friends are invited to attend services Saturday, October 7, 2017, 2 PM   at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Route 20A, Geneseo. Private Burial, Union Cemetery, Livonia. Arrangements, Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. To send condolences, please visit:   www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

 

Charles E. Kennerson Jr. “Chuck” – October 1, 2017

Honeoye:  Chuck passed away peacefully at the age of 77 on Sunday October 1 surrounded by his family.  Chuck is survived by the love of his life and wife of 52 years Barbara, his children Debbi, Shawn and Amy, Debbi’s children Alexander and Jackson, Shawn’s wife Valerie and their children Emily and Benjamin, and Amy’s husband Larry Krajewski and their children Andrej, Maxwell and Curtis.

Chuck touched the lives of countless young people through his chosen profession as well as his passion for sports.  Chuck taught Elementary school in Rochester NY for 30 years.  He was a dedicated teacher who always spent extra time with students and their families.

In Honeoye, Chuck was a dedicated coach.  Over the years, he coached Little League Baseball; Boys and Girls Junior High Basketball; Women’s, Girl’s, JV, and Varsity Softball. In addition, he assisted with Middle School and Varsity Girls Soccer.

In retirement Chuck enjoyed traveling with his wife and continued his love of sports.  He was an avid Rochester Flash and Rhino fan, he traveled both locally and throughout the country visiting his grandchildren, enjoying dance and music performances, following NCAA and US Women’s soccer and attending antique postcard shows.

The family will have calling hours on Saturday October 7th from 2-4 & 6-8pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 8624 Main Street, Rte 20A, Honeoye, NY.  The Celebration of his life will be held at the United Church of Christ, 8758 Main Street, Honeoye, on Sunday October 8th at 3pm with a reception in the fellowship hall of the church at the end of the service.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Chuck Kennerson Memorial Scholarship Fund, C/O Barb Overfield, Honeoye Central School, P.O. Box 170, Honeoye, NY 14471.  To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:

www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com