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Ionia/Middlesex- Robert D. “Moonie” Bassett, age 56, died on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital.
 
          The Bassett family will receive friends and family on Wednesday (Sept. 21st) from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the West Bloomfield Congregational Church, 9035 Rtes. 5 & 20, West Bloomfield, NY.
 
          A Memorial Service will be held Monday (Sept. 26th) at 11 a.m. at the Middlesex United Methodist Church, 1162 Rte. 245, Middlesex, NY.
 
          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the West Bloomfield Fire Department, 2538 Co. Rd. # 37, Bloomfield, NY 14469; or the Ionia Fire Department, 8338 Co. Rd. #14, Ionia, NY 14475.
 
          Bob was the son of the late Durwood and Ruth Gavette Bassett. He was born in Canandaigua on Oct 14, 1959. Bob had worked for Bonna Terra Farms in West Bloomfield. He had driven ambulance for the Canandaigua Emergency Squad for several years. Bob belonged to numerous fire departments, and was Fire Chief of the West Bloomfield Fire Department for 5 years. He enjoyed all the fire department activities.
 
          Bob loved his grandkids. He and his late wife, Robin, hosted regular Friday night family dinners at their house. Bob enjoyed attending the Saturday night stock car races in Canandaigua, with his son-in-law, George.
 
          Bob is survived by four daughters, Tanya (George Ferner) Anderson, Samanthia Baker, Jessica Bassett and Nicole Bassett; one son, Dustin Bassett; seven grandchildren, Devin (Lindsay), Noah, Alexa, Savannah, Dakota, Ashley and Rebecca; four sisters, Debbie (David) Cooper, June (Jonah) Bassett-Nolan, Lourie (Dale) Cayward, and Lisa (Melanie Messier) Bassett; six brothers, Rodney (Darrell) Bassett, Larry (Janice) Bassett, Rusty (Laura) Bassett, Paul (Donna) Bassett, Durwood “Ben” (Fran) Bassett, and Christopher (Jennifer) Bassett; several brothers and sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.
          Bob was predeceased by his wife of 39 years, Robin on June 6, 2016; and his brother, Gene Bassett.
          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Bassett family.
 
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Stanley- Albert A. Ayers, Sr., 84, died Sept. 8, 2016.
 
          A Memorial Service will be held Sunday (Sept. 25th) at 2 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.
 
          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gorham Fire Dept., P.O. Box 174, Gorham, NY 14461; or the Stanley-Hall-Gorham Ambulance, P.O. Box 41, Gorham, NY 14461.
 
          Albert was the son of the late Herbert and Martha Ayers. He was a self-employed mason all of his adult life. Albert enjoyed hunting, and singing and playing the guitar.
 
          Albert is survived by 9 children, Albert (Sheila) Ayers, Jr., Tracey (Gloria) Ayers, Brian (Cynthia) Ayers, Gary (Mindy) Ayers, Bonnie  Rider, Christine Ayers,  Jeffrey (Dawn) Ayers, Kelly (Christine) Ayers, and Angela (Cecil) Brand; 23 grandchildren;  43 great-grandchildren; 11 brothers and sisters, Polly (Rena) Wilson,
Daniel Ayers, Charlotte Ayers, Robert (Phyllis) Ayers, Ronald (Alice) Ayers, Kent (Gloria) Ayers, Larry (Donna) Ayers, Suzann (Joe) Hill, Maryann (Steven) Tuma, and Duane (Kelly) Ayers; and many nieces and nephews.
 
          He was predeceased by his wife, Evelyn N. Ayers; by two sisters, Linda Colegrove, and Donna Card; and by his brother, Steven Ayers; and by his sister-in-law, Anita Ayers.
 
          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Ayers family.
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Gorham- Sharlene R. Morrow, age 56, died on September 11, 2016.

          Friends may call Sat. (Sept. 17th) from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Pilgram Holiness Church, 3286 Smith Rd., Canandaigua. A Funeral Service will follow. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, 7177 Co. Rd. #2, Bloomfield.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Good Days, 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Rd., Menndon, NY 14506-9732.

         Sharlene was born March 18, 1960 in Ogdensburg, NY. She was the daughter of the late William and Helen Simmons Steverson. Sharlene enjoyed knitting, crocheting and camping. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren.



          Sharlene is survived by her husband, Jeffery Morrow; three children, Laura Morrow, Heather Morrow and Melanie (Jay) Gillam; two grandchildren, Jacob Caban and Lilley Gillam; five siblings, Yvonne (Tom) Tuttle, Dale Steverson, Karen (Gary) Santee, Cheryl (David) Adam and Kim (Brian) Wickham; father-in-law, Ed (Sally) Morrow, Sr.; brother-in-law, Ed Morrow, Jr.; Sister-in-law, Doreen Palmer; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Morrow Family. 


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Middlesex- Leigh A. Clark, age 93, died at home on September 11, 2016.

          Friends may call Sat. (September 17th) from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Overackers Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Middlesex Fire Co., P.O. Box 145, Middlesex, NY 14507; or Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance, 817 Rte. 245, Middlesex, NY 14507.

          Leigh was the son of the late Lloyd Clark and Bessie Swarthout Clark. He was a 1941 graduate of Middlesex Valley Central School. Leigh worked as a truck driver for Emerson Produce for several years. He later worked as an Operating Engineer for Francisco Construction in Gorham, where he retired from.

Leigh was a charter member and the oldest life member of the Middlesex Fire Company. He was also a member of the Middlesex United Methodist Church for over 50 years.

Leigh is survived by his wife, Ruth Bay Clark:  three children, Barbara Dunham of Rushville, Marcia (Ken) Dailey of Gorham and Larry Clark Village of Liverpool; seven grandchildren, Matthew (Michelle) Dunham, Christopher (Terra) Dunham, Laura (Stephen) Finnan, Kelly (Jeff) Polgar, Jason (Erika) Clark, Adam (Jennifer) Clark and Benjamin (Kate) Clark; 19 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Tom Bay; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by grandson, Justin Rothe; and son-in-law, Darrow Dunham.

Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Clark Family.

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Ithaca/Gorham- Patricia A. Clarke, 68, died Sept. 4, 2016 at her son’s home in Trumansburg, with her family at her side.

          Friends may call Friday (Sept. 9th) from Noon to 2 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gorham Fire  Company, P.O. Box 174, Gorham, NY 14461.

          Pat was the daughter of the late Gordon and Phyllis Lambert York. She was a former member of the Gorham Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. Pat was active with the Gorham Pageant of Bands. She enjoyed genealogy, bird watching, travel and arts and crafts.

          Pat is survived by her daughter, Mary Liberty; her son, Matthew (Giselle) Clarke; 8 grandchildren, Mara and Matthew Wood, Tyler, Kelli, Aidan and Christopher Clarke, and Ashley and Michael Torres; two sisters, Susan (Larry) Jones and Debbie York; and several nieces and nephews.

         Pat was predeceased by her husband, Larry J. Clarke in 1993.

          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Clarke family.

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Canandaigua/Italy Valley- James H. “Bud” Hilton, Sr., 97, of Chosen Spot Apartments, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 at The Homestead in Penn Yan.
 
          Burial in Italy Valley Cemetery will be private. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
 
          Memorial contributions may be made to the Potter Baptist Church, c/o
Carol DeGelleke, 368 Reynolds Rd., Rushville, NY 14544; or to Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva, NY 14456.
 
          Jim was the son of the late Otto Glenn Hilton and Maude Spong Hilton. He attended Middlesex High School. Jim was retired from Rytown Millwork in Manchester, NY. He was a long-time member of the Potter Baptist Church.
 
          Jim enjoyed woodworking. He was all about family, and enjoyed building things for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In later years, he began drawing and painting.
 
          Jim is survived by two sons, James (Elaine) Hilton, Jr. and Gary (Donna) Hilton; 10 grandchildren, Jeremy (Clare Hanson) Hilton, Jason (Jennifer) Hilton, Alicia (Scott) Carlson, Lorraine (Brian) Thomas, Susan (J.T. Perry) Rose, Sara (Ben Cushwa) Rose, Natasha (Charles) Cotter, Chelsea (Zak) Keller, Braden Hilton and Cade Hilton; 9 great-grandchildren, Christian Hilton, Natalie Hilton and Megan Hilton, Alex (Amy) Thomas, Amanda Thomas, Gage Perry, Anna Cotter, Amelia Keller and Cassidy Keller; two sisters-in-law, Gloria Herrick and Mary Kay Gage; and two brothers-in-law, Merrill (Dianne) Herrick and Gerald (Vada) Gage.
 
          Jim was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy in 2011; his daughter, Cathy Rose in 2016; and his six siblings, Howard Hilton, Remer Hilton, June Nieves, Willis Hilton, Kyle Hilton and Kermit Hilton.
 
          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Hilton Family.
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Macedon/Rushville- Bay, Donald Maxwell, 89, died Aug. 29, 2016.

          Don is survived by his wife of 70 years, R. Jeanette Bay; four children, John (Connie Li) Bay, Curtis (Jeannette) Bay, Susan (David) Pettig and Bruce Bay; 7 grandchildren, Timothy, Caleb, Andrew and Hannah Sharp and Asher, Nolan and Nora Bay; and sister, Marti Reynolds.

          Don was predeceased by his parents and his brother, David Bay.

          Donald was born Nov. 25, 1926 to Curtis M. Bay and Faith MacDonald Bay. He was a graduate of Middlesex Valley High School and Cornell University (1955), where he was a member of the Dairy and Livestock Judging Teams. Donald received a Master’s Degree in 1964 from the U of R Graduate School of Business Administration.

          Donald was a Loan Officer and Vice-President at Security Trust Company until 1966. He then became General Manager of Genesee Valley Cooperatives, which consolidated with Upstate Milk Cooperatives. From 1990 to 1993, he was General Manager of Empire Livestock Marketing Cooperatives. Donald then managed family investment portfolios.

          Donald was very active in community and alumni groups, state and national agricultural organizations. He received numerous awards and citations in recognition of his contributions. Donald served on the Roberts Wesleyan Finance Committee, the Board of the Kirkhaven Nursing Home and the American Assoc. of Independent Investors. Donald was a Trustee for the Cornell Cooperative Extension and the 4-H Foundation. He was a member of the Holstein and Guernsey Associations. Donald judged dairy cattle in several states and in Argentina.  

Donald was a member of the Rushville Masonic Lodge #377 for over 65 years. He was an active member of the Farmington Friends Church for over 50 years, serving on its Finance Committee, as Auditor, and as a Sunday School Teacher.
         
Friends may call Saturday (Sept. 3rd) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Farmington Friends Church, 187 County Rd. #8, Farmington, NY 14425. A Celebration of Life will follow at 3 p.m. at the church.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to 4-H Camp Bristol Hills, 480 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424; or to the Farmington Friends Church.   

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome to send a condolence to the Bay family.

 
 


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Stanley- Walter James Dragon, 90, died Sunday, August 28, 2016.
 
          Friends may call Thursday (Sept. 1st) from Noon to 2 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 2 p.m. with burial in Shuman Cemetery.
 
          Memorial contributions may be made to Yates County Farm Bureau, 7413 County House Rd., Auburn, NY 13021.
 
          Walt was born August 25, 1926 in Albion, NY, one of 13 children of Simon and Anastasia “Nellie” Mazola Dragon. He graduated from Cornell University with a Degree in Ag Engineering in 1951, and worked for the Dept. of the Interior, mapping parts of the Bering Sea and the Arctic Ocean.
 
          Walt owned and operated Dragon Farms on the Potter muck for over 40 years.
He was an avid hunter, fisherman and reader. He enjoyed tinkering with old tractors, attending auctions, traveling, airplanes and air shows and old cars. Walt enjoyed 14 years of retirement in Green Valley, Arizona.
 
          Walt is survived by four children, Joan Dragon of Austin, TX, William Dragon of Stanley, NY, Gail Derby of Denver, CO,  and Brenda Boyce of Dundee, NY; and by the mothers of his children, Gladys Dragon of Canandaigua, NY and Irene Hutchinson of Farmington, NY.
 
          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Dragon family.
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Stanley- Constance Welz, 54, died Monday, August 22, 2016.
 
          A Memorial Service will be held Friday (Aug. 26th) at 11 a.m. at Brookside Cemetery, Geneva.
 
          In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Suite 900, Rochester, NY
 
          Constance is survived by her daughter, Madisen Welz; her daughter’s father, Robert Welz; her parents, Betty and Jeff Swartz; her step-sister, Trizie Belew; her father and mother-in-law, George and Eleanor Welz; her sister-in-law, Kim (Jeff) Glazier; her brother-in-law, Eric (Jody) Welz; her nieces and nephews, Olivia and Emily Glazier and Jacob, Zachary and Megan Welz; her great uncle-in-law, Robert (Donna) Olsen; and her great-aunt-in-law, Marilyn MacDonald.
 
          The family wishes to thank all of Connie’s wonderful caregivers for their loving care.
 
          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Welz and Swartz families.
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Canandaigua- Lawrence M. “Butch” McGory, Sr., age 68, died Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at his home, after a long illness.
 
          A Celebration of Butch’s Life will be held Saturday (August 27th) from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Gorham Fire House, 4676 Kearney Rd., Stanley, NY.
 
          Memorial contributions may be made to the Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva, NY 14456.
 
          Butch was the son of the late Edward and Lillian Eicke McGory. He was the baby of the family of 10 children. He attended Gorham Central School.  Butch served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
 
          He was a car salesman for 43 years at several different dealerships. At the end of his career he owned Casual Auto Sales on Rtes. 5 & 20 east of Canandaigua.
He was an avid Nascar fan. Jeff Gordon was his favorite driver.
 
          Family was important to Butch. He loved his kids and grandkids. Butch enjoyed horseshoes and playing poker and euchre.
 
          Butch is survived by his wife of 29 years, Rosemary Forbes McGory; son, Phil (Donna) Bassage, daughter, Laurie (Rich) Gabbard, son, Jim (Christine) McGory, son, Chris (Audrey) Picchi, son, Lawrence “Mike” McGory, Jr. and son, Shaun (Samantha) McGory; 12 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 8 siblings, Gerald McGory, John (Marie) McGory, Fran (Jane) McGory, Jim McGory, William (Gayle) McGory, Peggy Liberatore, Ann (Ed) Coelho and Edward (Barb) McGory, Jr.; sister-in-law, Shelia (Leon) Nellis; and by many nieces and nephews.
 
          Butch was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Don McGory; and his brother-in-law, Dale Forbes.
 
          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the McGory family.
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Canandaigua- Viola J. Blakesley, 92, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016.
 
          Friends may call Thursday (Aug. 25th) from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home at 10 a.m. on Friday (Aug. 26th). Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery.
 
          Memorial contributions: American Lung Assoc., 1595 Elmwood Ave., Suite B, Rochester, NY 14620.
 
          Born in Yates County in the Town of Jerusalem, Viola was the daughter of the late Earnest Thompson Tears and Mary Hemenway Tears. She enjoyed her flowers, birds and traveling. Viola was retired from Finger Lakes Raceway.
 
          Viola is survived by 3 daughters, Patricia (Allie) Dillman, Janet Walker and Jaye Charbonneau; daughter-in-law, Marion Blakesley; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildrren and 4 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Louise Fowler; and many nieces and nephews.
 
          She was predeceased by her husband, John Blakesley; her son, James Blakesley; and 2 grandchildren.
 
          The Blakesley family would like to thank the M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center for their care of Viola.
 
          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Blakesley family.

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Canandaigua- Susan B. Lafler Everett, 62, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 at F.F.Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua.
 
          Friends may call Wednesday (Aug. 24th) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the
Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday (Aug. 25th) at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Overackers Cemetery.
 
          Memorials contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1120 South Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620.
 
          Susan was a member of the Marcus Whitman Class of 1971. She enjoyed playing euchre and camping. Susan enjoyed her family.
 
          Susan is survived by 1 daughter, Tracy (Juan) Bermudez; 1 son, James (Heather) Everett; 7 grandchildren, Andrew Evertt, Kali Ham, Riley Schmitt, Austin Schmitt, James Edward Everett III, Jaiden D.M. Everett and Alani Cameron Everett; 2 brothers, Timothy (Keri) Lafler and John William “Billy” (Erica) DeVoll; and several nieces and nephews.
 
          Susan was predeceased by her 3 siblings, Deborah Barrett, Connie Hobart and Arthur Lafler.
 
          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the family.
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Hall- Edward A. Allis, 84, died Thursday, August 18, 2016.
 
          Friends may call Tuesday (August 23rd) from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery.
 
          Memorial contributions may be sent to the Hall Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 8, Hall, NY 14463.
 
          Ed was the son of the late Elizabeth Allis. He owned and operated Allis Sales in Hall for many years. He was a U.S. Army Veteran.
 
          Ed is survived by several good friends.
 
          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Allis family.
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Town of Seneca- James D. “Jim” Bush passed away peacefully at his home on August 16, 2016, his 80th birthday.

          Friends may call Saturday (Aug. 20th) from Noon- 2 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Nettle Valley Cemetery.

          In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tri County Draft Horse Club, c/o Emily Adsitt, 371 Gifford Rd., Phelps, NY 14532; or the Yates County Antique Tractor Club, c/o Claudette Voak, 422 Payne Rd., Penn Yan, NY 14527.

          Jim was born in the Town of Seneca. He was the son of the late Donald and Bernice Brown Bush.

          Jim served in the National Guard, and was honorably discharged on June 30, 1962. He drove truck for Penn Yan Express, and then for C.F. Trucking in Geneva. Jim enjoyed hunting,   and loved his dogs and his draft horses. He was a member of the Tri-County Draft Horse Club.

          Jim is survived by his wife of 61 years, Leona “Peewee” Bush; three children, Donald (Chris) Bush, Thomas Bush and Dorinda (John) Engert; 7 grandchildren, Samantha Bush, Jimmy (Emily) Bush, Nicole Bush, Lisa Bush, Amanda Bush, Zach Lambert and Jesse (Joseph) Yankanich; two great-grandchildren, Mason and Lia Bush; brother, Rodney Bush; three sisters-in-law, Waneta (Richard) Yaw, Loretta Hobart and Mildred Washburn; and several nieces and nephews.

          Jim was predeceased by two brothers, Ronald (Nancy) Bush and Gary Bush and sister-in-law, Sally Bush.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Bush family.


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Stanley- Dorothy L. Savage Morse, 99, died Monday, August 8, 2016.

          Friends may call Friday (August 12th) from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A funeral service will follow at 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Number Nine Cemetery.

          Dorothy was born Nov. 3, 1916 at home on Savage Road in the Town of Seneca. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Flora Cooley Savage. Dorothy married Charles M. Morse in 1938. She worked as a Department Manager at W.T. Grant Co. in Geneva until her retirement in 1975.

          Dorothy is survived by son, Lynn (Carol) Morse; 4 daughters, Janet (James) Brock,  Linda (Roger) Kimball, Arlene (Conrad) Conger and Joan Morse; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

          Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Charles M. Morse in 1967; her son, Philip Morse; granddaughter, Jessica; grandson, Charles U. Hayes III; 1 sister, Gladys Smith; 3 brothers, Robert, Richard and Sherman Savage; and by her “significant other”, Bill Frarey.

          Condolences for the Morse family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

 
 

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Penn Yan- Doris L. Norman, age 88, died Tuesday, August 2, 2016 with her family at her side.

          A Graveside Service for Friends and Family will be held on Sunday (August 14th) at 2 p.m. at Second Milo Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Yates County Humane Society, 1216 NY- 14A, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

          Doris was a graduate of Elmira Beauty School. She owned and operated Dori’s Beauty Shop for 54 years. Doris enjoyed the life of cooking for friends and family.

          Doris is survived by three children, Glenn A. (Becky Bigler) Wright, David W. (Nancy L.) Wright and Ann Marie Dorizio; grandson, Justin Flynn; and sister, Janet (Warner) Davis and several nieces and nephews.

          She was predeceased by Dorothy and Bob Delooza; William and Shirley Norman; and her beloved dog, “Reggie.”
          A special thanks to the staff at Penn Yan Manor and Clinton Crest for their great care and kindness.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Norman Family.
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Ronald J. Ketcham, 78, died Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Unity Hospital in Rochester.
 
A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Celebration of Life will follow the service at the Gorham Fire Department, Gorham.
 
Ron was born May 27, 1938 to Raymond and Ruby Ketcham.
 
He was a member of the Gorham Fire Department, a former member of Canandaigua Moose Lodge, and was an avid NASCAR fan.
 
He is survived by his wife, Connie Ketcham; daughters, Valerie Cunningham and Dianna VanDerpool; two sons, Ronald (Ellen) Ketcham; Kevin (Angelica) Wright; stepchildren, Jeff (Julie) Winegardner, Christine (John) Rose, Judy Winegardner, Tina (Ken) Christopher; several grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one brother, Ray (Beatrice) Ketcham,  and several nieces and nephews.
 
He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Ruby Ketcham.
 
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association,  P.O. Box 417005 , Boston, MA 02241-7005;  National Kidney Foundation, 1344 University Ave., Suite 270, Rochester, NY 14607 ; or American Diabetes Association, 160 Allens Creek Rd., Rochester, NY 14618.
 
Condolences may be sent to the Ketcham family through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.
 

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Penn Yan- Shawn M. Parsons, 44, died July 29, 2016.
          Friends may call Thursday (August 4th) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 3 p.m.  Burial will be in Little Church Cemetery.
          Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 160 Allens Creek Rd., Rochester, NY 14618.
          Shawn enjoyed crafting and loved her family.
          She is survived by her husband, Steven D. Parsons; 2 daughters, Bethany (Floyd) Washburn, and Isabelle (Lewis Grady) Parsons; 1 granddaughter, Cynthia Marie Washburn; parents, Lenard and Sharran Whipple; 3 sisters, Shannan (Neil) Hess, Machelle (Bernard) Rush, and Annette (Paul) Wiesner; 1 brother, Lewis (Samantha Enos) Whipple; and several nieces and nephews.
          Shawn was pre-deceased by her grandparents, Isabel and Henry Nash, and Ruth and Lee Whipple.
          Condolences may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.
 
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Penn Yan- D. Irene Nielsen Strosnider, 91, died July 5, 2016 at The Homestead in Penn Yan.

          A Memorial Services will be held Saturday (July 30th) at 2 p.m. at the Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Hall, NY. Burial in Lakeview Cemetery, Penn Yan will be private.

          Memorials may be directed to the Union Congregational Church UCC, P.O. Box 56, Hall, NY 14463.  
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May 20, 1926 – July 15, 2016

Merriman – Edwin R. Merriman, age 90, of Canandaigua, NY formerly of East Aurora, NY, died, July 15, 2016.
A Celebration of Ed’s Life will take place 11 a.m. Saturday (July 23rd) at Middlesex United Methodist Church, 1162 NY-245 Middlesex, NY 14507.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Middlesex United Methodist Church; or The Alzheimers Association, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620 and Finger Lakes Region, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620.

Beloved Husband of 16 years, Dorothy Meath Merriman; predeceased by his first wife of 48 years, Janet Moody Merriman and son, Joel Ross; father of Norman (Karen) Merriman and Melanie (Thomas) Hulton; Cindy (Scott) DeCann, Edward Jr. (Jeanette) Meath, and Robert (Denise) Meath;  also survived by Merriman grandchildren, Kristin, Joel, Lauren, and James; Hulton grandchildren, Elyse (Ian), Jenna (Jeremy), and Megan (Chris);  John and Wyatt DeCann; Doug Trower. As well as great-grandchildren, Lilah McCulla, Liam and Aiden DeCann, Anthony, Jordan, Devin Trower.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave the Merriman Family a condolence.

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Reed Corners- Lawrence C. Morehouse, 83, died July 13, 2016 at Seneca Nursing Home in Waterloo.

          A Graveside service will be held Monday (July 18th) at 11 a.m. at Gorham Cemetery.

          Donations in Lawrence’s memory may be sent to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

          Lawrence was born in Pulteney, NY. He was the son of Lloyd and Ruth Lamb Morehouse. Lawrence served proudly in the Navy Seabees from June 1, 1951 until May 23, 1955. He had worked at Gleason Works in Rochester for many years.

          Lawrence loved farming and gardening. He also was a hunter, fisherman and trapper. Lawrence loved the out-of-doors.

          Lawrence is survived by three sons, Thomas (Sharon) Morehouse of Eatonville, Washington, Mark (Gail) Morehouse of Branchport, NY, and Aaron Morehouse of Canandaigua, NY; 7 grandchildren,  Eric Morehouse, Dawn Abbott, Misty Morehouse, Daniel Morehouse (serving in the U.S. Army), Benjamin Morehouse, Emily Whitaker and Samantha Scotchmer; 2  brothers, Lyle Morehouse and Dallas Morehouse, both of Ontario, NY ; 1 sister, Edie Morehouse of Connecticut; and several  great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

        Lawrence was predeceased by wife, Patricia Norcross Morehouse; and his son, Larry Morehouse.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Morehouse family.
 
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Gorham – Gary R. Blakesley, 63, passed away July 13, 2016 after a long illness.

          Friends may call Saturday (July 16th) from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday (July 17th) at 2 p.m. at the Rushville Congregational  Church.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Rushville First Congregational Church, Rushville, NY 14544; the American Lung Association, 1595 Elmwood Ave., Suite B., Rochester, NY 14620; or the Ontario County Humane Society, 2976 Co. Rd. #48, Canandaigua, NY 14424.

          Gary was born Jan. 2, 1953 in Canandaigua, NY, to Robert G. and Pauline Day Blakesley. His grandparents were Homer and Lucy Hopkins Blakesley; and Albert and Ida Bowerman Day.

          Gary thought family was always first. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating and doing crafts. He loved his “Rusty” dog, and family get togethers.

          Gary served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1978- 1984. He worked for NYS-DOT for 42 years, like his dad.

          Gary is survived by his wife of 31 years, Jane Ellen Dougherty Blakesley; two foster sons, Billy and Matt Dunham of Penn Yan; two brothers, Kirk (Linda) Blakesley of Newark, and Vince (Cyndi) Beebe of Walworth; three sisters, Gina (Joel) Bement of Canandaigua, Dawn (Bruce) Bollinger of  Idaho, and Nancy Burd Colf of Newark; mother and father-in-law, Rose Mary (Bob) Heidecker of Grove City, Minnesota; brothers-in-law, Larry (Vicki) Eaves of Clifton Springs and Eric (Sue) Dougherty of Manchester; two sisters-in-law, Ann Dawn of Penn Yan and Beth Frey of Evening Shade, Arkansas; aunt, Viola Blakesley of Canandaigua; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and the extended families and his church family.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Blakesley family.

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Mary O’Meara Melious    
March 3, 1927 – July 6, 2016
 
Clifton Springs/Gorham - Mary “Molly” Melious died of pneumonia and old age at Clifton Springs Hospital on July 6, 2016. 
 
          A Memorial Service will be held Sunday (July 10th) at 1 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.
 
          In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heifer International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, AR 72202.
 
         Molly was born in Binghamton, New York, spent most of her early years in Lyons, New York, and graduated from Lyons High School in 1944.  She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University, majoring in costume design, and was a member of Alpha Xi Alpha, the honorary society for design majors, and Tau Sigma Delta, the honorary fraternity for Architecture and Allied Arts.
 
        Molly worked for New York City clothing designer Helen Cookman upon graduation, taught fashion design at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri for a year, and worked as a draper and assistant designer at Tabak of California  ready-to-wear house, in Los Angeles.
 
       Molly met her husband, Richard Melious, while attending Syracuse University.  When he returned from service in the Korean War, they married in 1954 and were together until his death in 2009.  They lived near Gorham, New York until their later years, when they moved to Ashton Place in Clifton Springs.  Molly resided in Clifton Springs Nursing Home for most of 2016, and her family appreciates the care that she received there.
  
      Molly was deeply interested in local history and served as Gorham Town Historian from 1991 until she retired in 2008.  From 1973 to1985, she served on the town Planning Board, helping to author the town’s first comprehensive plan. For nine years she also served on the Zoning Board of Appeals.  The Town of Gorham recognized her dedicated service when she retired as Town Historian at the age of 81. 
 
        Molly is survived by her daughter Ann Melious and son-in-law Chuck McCarthy, her daughter Jean Melious and son-in-law Devon Cancilla, and grandchildren Rachel Klein, Katherine Coady, Nate Cancilla and Claire Cancilla. 
 
          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome to send a condolence to the Melious family.

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JEAN MORABITO

NEW LOCATION FOR COOK-OUT

Waverly, Va. – Jean Marie Coblio Morabito, 84, formerly of Stanley, NY, left this Earth on Jan. 16, 2016 to be with her loving husband, Luigi Michael Morabito.

 The family wishes to invite all to a Celebration of Life Cookout for Jean at Inland Harbor Marina, 608 Waterloo-Geneva Rd., Waterloo on July 9, 2016 at 12 Noon.

Jean was born in Geneva, NY and was the daughter of the late Sullivan & Louise Coblio. She leaves behind her children, Jessica (Dan) Monahan, Michael (Patty) Morabito, Sullivan (Mabel) Morabito and Sue Ann McIntyre; nine grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and her brother, Robert Coblio. Jean was predeceased by her brother, Nicholas Coblio and her sister, Carol Moore. She will be forever missed by her furry companion, Sassy.
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Penn Yan- D. Irene Nielsen Strosnider, 91, died July 5, 2016 at The Homestead in Penn Yan.
 
          A Memorial Services will be held Saturday (July 30th) at 2 p.m. at the Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Hall, NY. Burial in Lakeview Cemetery, Penn Yan will be private.
 
          Memorials may be directed to the Union Congregational Church UCC, P.O. Box 56, Hall, NY 14463.  
 
          Irene was born April 26, 1925, in Ferguson Corners, NY. She was the daughter of the late Peter Jensen and Clara F. Jensen. She was employed at Michaels Stern clothing factory at one time. She delivered Meals on Wheels for 9 years in Penn Yan, was a member of Union Congregational Church of Hall, NY. She was a friend and housewife all her life.
 
          Irene was predeceased by her first husband, Willard Nielsen, who died Dec. 24, 1952. In March 1973, she was married to Robert “Bob” E. Strosnider, originally of Blacksville, WV, but for twenty years a resident of Hall, NY. He predeceased her on Oct. 24, 2011. She was also predeceased by her brother, George Jensen, in 2004; and her sister-in-law, Jane Jensen, in 2016.
 
          Irene is survived by her three children, Bill Nielsen and wife, Pat, of Prattsburgh, NY, Linda Nielsen and partner, James Steves, of  Baldwinsville, NY, and Kenneth Nielsen and wife, Mary, of White Cloud, MI; her five step-children. R. Gerald Strosnider and wife, Margie, of Newfield, NY, Mrs. Sandy Aziz and husband, Jerry, of Toronto, Canada, Stephen Strosnider and wife, Patty, of Bridgeton, NJ, Craig Strosnider and wife, Nancy, of Henderson, KY, and Patricia Strosnider Moore and partner, Stepheny Moore, of Penn Yan, NY; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Smithover, of Clifton Springs, NY; and several cousins.
 
          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence for the Nielsen and Strosnider families.
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Stanley- Lois Ann Donaher, 81, died peacefully at home on Thursday, June 30, 2016.
 
          Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Finger Lakes  Visiting Nurse Service, 756 Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva, NY 14456.
 
          Mrs. Donaher was the daughter of the late Lester Meredith Young and Catherine Veronica Scheitle. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 25, 1935. She was a 1953 graduate of New Kensington High  School in New Kensington, Pennsylvania; and a 1957 graduate of Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Donaher was an accomplished visual artist.
 
          Mrs. Donaher is survived by six children, Ian Joseph (Denise) Donaher, Terrence George Donaher, Catherine Veronica (Peter)  Rubin, Margaret Ellen (Gregg) Myers, John Casey (Joana) Donaher and William Oliver Donaher; 10 grandchildren, Christopher  Donaher, Megan (Ryan) Donaher Kirk, Cameron Myers, Lynn Myers, Liam Donaher,  Emma Donaher, Aidan Donaher,  Ellen Rubin, Carly Rubin and Kasey Rubin; and niece, Karen Fazekas Hall.
 
          Mrs. Donaher was predeceased by her husband, Terrence G. Donaher on November 11, 2001; her brother, John Meredith Young; and her sister, Alice Joan Fazekas.
 
          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence for the Donaher family.
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HOPEWELL- Stephen E. Chappell, 82, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in Canandaigua, NY.

          Services will be private with  burial in South Farmington Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to charity of donor’s choice.

          Stephen E. was the son of the late Floyd and Mary Bisig Chappell. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1958.  Stephen worked at Coryn’s Farm Supplies until his retirement.

          Stephen is survived by his son, Stephen W. Chappell; sister-in law, Edie Goodenow; brothers-in-law, Raymond E. Randall and Robert (Sharon) Randall; and several nieces and nephews.

          He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Margaret J. Randall Chappel in 2015, and his brother, Asa Chappell.

          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Chappell family.


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Canandaigua/Gorham- Patricia B. Naracong, 90, died June 14, 2016.

Memorial service will be held on Tuesday (June 21) at 5:00 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home, 2583 E. Main St., Gorham, NY  14461.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gorham Free Library, P.O. Box 211, Gorham, NY 14461; or the Canandaigua First United Methodist Church, 100 North Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424.

          Pat was born in Naples, NY, the daughter of the late Clarence A. Baxter and Myrna Tracy Baxter. She graduated from Naples Central School in 1943, and Geneseo State Teachers College in 1946. Pat taught English for the Canandaigua City Schools from 1946 - 1950, and for Marcus Whitman Central School from 1950 - 1981.

          Pat volunteered for the Ontario County Republican Committee, the Gorham and Canandaigua First United Methodist Churches, the Gorham Free Library, and the F.F. Thompson Hospital Gift Shop.

          Pat is survived by two brothers, Tracy Baxter of PA and Allen (Marlene) Baxter of OH; 7 nieces and nephews; and great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.

          She was predeceased by her husband, T. Edward Naracong in 1993.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Naracong family.


         
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Canandaigua- James “Jim” R. Colf, Sr., age 87, died Tuesday, June 14, 2016.

          Friends may call Saturday (June 18th) from 11 to 2 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 2 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Number Nine Cemetery with full Military Honors.

          Memorial Contributions may be made to the Canandaigua VAMC, 400 Fort Hill Avenue, Canandaigua, NY 14424.

          Jim is survived by three children, James R. Colf, Jr., Leon (Brenda) Colf and Margo (Steven) Palma; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Harold (Barbara) Colf; one sister, Mary (Gil) Floyd; and several nieces and nephews.

          Jim was predeceased by his wife, Elaine, in 2012.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Colf family.

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Gorham- Judith Elaine Beaver (Catlin) passed away June 13, 2016 at F.F.Thompson Hospital.

          A Memorial Service is being held Sunday (June 19th) at 2 p.m. at the Penn Yan Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1600 Rte. 54, Penn Yan, NY 14527;
or Humane Society of Yates County, 1216 Rte. 14A, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

          Mrs. Beaver graduated from Marion S. Whelan School of Practical Nursing in 1958. She was a devoted mother and wife. She was a caring person who would send a card to encourage or brighten your day. She loved animals and took in many during her life.

          Mrs. Beaver was baptized as a member of the Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses on May 13, 1967. She enjoyed going out in the preaching work, telling others about God’s Kingdom.

          She is survived by her children, Patricia Beaver, Debra (Jamil) Shipp and Jeffrey (Sue) Beaver; and five grandchildren, Christopher, Laci, Celi, Joseph and Gabriel.

          She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence R. Beaver in 2012.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Beaver family.


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Hilda R. Coryn, 94, of Hopewell, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016.
         
Friends may call Tuesday (June 14th) from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday (June 15th) at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.
         
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hopewell Historical Society, c/o Donna Maskell, 2876 Co. Rd. 47, Canandaigua, NY 14424.
         
Hilda was born December 26, 1921. She was the daughter of the late George and Mildred Esty Brown. On Dec. 14, 1940 she married Charles J. Coryn, Sr. They celebrated their 54th Anniversary before his death in 1995.
         
Hilda and Charles owned and operated Coryn Farm Supplies, which they started in 1937. The business continues to be operated by their sons.
         
Hilda was a life member of the NY Steam Engine Association. She was also a member of the Hopewell Historical Society and the Aloquin United Methodist Church.
         
Hilda is survived by five children, Joyce Gee, Jane (David) Gentner, Lola (Gary) Duger, Charles (Cheryl Nussbaumer) Coryn, and George (Joanne Lanigan) Coryn; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Hannah (Erv Schroeder) Johncox.
         
Hilda was also predeceased by one brother, Harold Brown.
         
Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Coryn family.

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 Ionia/Middlesex- Robin L. Bassett, age 62, died on Monday, June 6, 2016 at F.F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua.
          A Memorial Service will be Sat. (June 11th) at 11 a.m. at the Middlesex United Methodist Church.

          In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the the West Bloomfield Fire Department, P.O. Box 24, West Bloomfield, NY 14585; or the Ionia Fire Department, 8338 Co. Rd. #14, Ionia, NY 14475.

          Robin was the daughter of the late Bradley B. Gage and Rose M. Simpson Gage Chrysler.

          Robin drove ambulance for the Canandaigua Emergency Squad for several years.

          Robin loved her family, friends and gardening. She also loved painting and hanging out. She will be missed by all. We love you and will miss you until we meet again.

          Robin is survived by her husband, Robert D. Bassett; four daughters, Tanya Anderson (George Ferner), Samanthia Baker, Jessica Bassett and Nicole Bassett; one son, Dustin Bassett; seven grandchildren, Devin, Noah, Alexa, Savannah, Dakota, Ashley and Rebecca; four brothers; five sisters and several nieces and nephews.

          She was predeceased by two brothers.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave the Bassett Family a condolence.

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Stanley- Menna N. Berry, age 84, died Monday, May 30, 2016 at her home.

          A Memorial Service will be held Friday (June 3rd) at 2 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation of Greater Rochester, P.O. Box 23204, Rochester, NY 14692.

          Menna was born Feb. 2, 1932 in Geneva,, NY. She was the daughter of the late John S. and Laura Laursen Nielsen. She graduated from Gorham High School in 1950. On June 14, 1954, Menna married James H. Berry in St. Theresa’s Church in Stanley. She worked for Scanlon Food Service. Menna enjoyed collecting tea pots and Danish porcelin.

          Menna is survived by her husband of 61 years, James H. Berry; two sons, Jamie (Karen) Berry and Joel Berry; two granddaughters, Julie Berry and Katie Berry; three sisters, Pauline Kulzer, Jennifer (Wayne) Savage and Ann Marie (Jim) Comfort; brother-in-law, Alan Owen; and several nieces and nephews.

          Menna was predeceased by two sisters, Elesabeth Wagar and Dorothy Owen.

          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Berry family.
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Middlesex- A Memorial Service for Laura Dorman, 92, who died March 6, 2016, will be held Sunday (May 29th) at 3 p.m. at the Middlesex Baptist Church.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Middlesex Baptist Church, P.O. Box 57, Middlesex, NY 14507.

Laura is survived by her four children and their spouses: Nancy (Phillip) Williams, David Dorman, Bonnie (Richard) Olswold and Melanie (Charles) Carter;  eight grandchildren: Cheryl (Greig) Holman, Kerri (Carl) Schwartz, Aaron Dorman, Adriane Dorman, Kristin (James) Owen, Ethan Olswold, Chad (Corrie) Carter and Sonya (Jerad) Flood; 15 great-grandchildren; and her sister-in-law, Helen Davis.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com at leave a condolence for the Dorman Family.
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GAIL HANSEN
Penn Yan- Gail J. Hansen, age 75, died Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Rochester General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.
 
          Friends may call Saturday (May 21st) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bellona Cemetery.
 
          Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1120 South Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620.
 
          Gail was the widow of the late Bruce G. Hansen, who died in 1995.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Seneca Lake Chapter #321, and served as Worthy Matron, District Deputy Grand Matron of  Ontario, Yates and Seneca Counties. Gail was also a member of the Bellona  Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies” Auxilliary. She enjoyed family genealogy and gardening.
 
          Gail is survived by one daughter, Kimberly Hansen; two sons, William Hansen and Scott Hansen; four grandchildren, Laura, Bruce, Michael and Sara; two brothers, Robert Johnston and Jerry (Betty) Johnston; and several nieces and nephews.
 
          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Hansen family.
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Beloved husband, father, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend, Donald Irwin Wickham, 82 of Victor, NY passed away on May 13,  2016.
 
A Memorial Service will be held Friday (May 20th) at 11 a.m. at the Canandaigua First United Methodist Church.
 
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate memorial contributions be made to: Canandaigua United Methodist Church, 100 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424; Alpha Gamma Rho Educational Foundation, Don Wickham Memorial Fund, Attn: Judy, 10101 N. Ambassador Dr., Kansas City, MO, 64153; Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, 2652 Ridgeway Ave., Rochester, NY 14626.
 
He was born March 22, 1934 and graduated from Cornell University in 1955.  Don enjoyed a wonderful life alongside Bev.  Their family was their greatest joy and accomplishment and they certainly enjoyed the company of many, dear friends.  In his early years, Don’s love for farming was obvious in his work on the family farm – Tri-Way Farms.  Later and most recently he enjoyed working alongside his children and grandchildren at Wickham Farms and Empire Farm Days.
 
       Additionally, Don was a Director and President for Pro-Fac Cooperative, and Director for Curtice-Burns.  He also served as a Director for the National Bank of Geneva and was appointed to the Board of the Buffalo Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank in 1983.
 
         He cherished time spent with family and friends above all else. Don’s passion for life was obvious and contagious to all who knew him. Everyone benefitted from his positive outlook, candid insight and no nonsense attitude. He was a highly respected leader, who gave freely of his time, treasures and love.
 
 He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Beverly,  and the family they made together; son, Gregory (Lisa), grandchildren Lindsay, Scott (Christine) and Steven; son, Andrew (Melanie), grandchildren, Samantha (Mark) Schreck, Timothy, Benjamin and Daniel; son, Brian (Kim), grandchildren, Stephanie (Brennan) Marks, Christopher (Jacqueline), Nicholas (Kayla), Lisa and Keith Burley; son, William (Debbie), grandchildren Kevin, Paige and Dale; and daughter, Karen (Corey) Cartier, grandchildren Sara and CJ;  great-grandson, Andy; nieces, Dr. Joanne Hessney; Susan (Larry) Schwartz; Jeffery (Monica) Hessney; and great- nieces, Samantha and Carly, and great-nephew, Benjamin; brother-in-law Robert Kimmerly and his family.
 
Don was predeceased by his parents, Dorothy and Irwin Wickham; sister and brother-in-law, Janet and John Hessney; and nephew, Steven Hessney.
  
          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Wickham family.

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Hall- Jean Ethel Williams Turnbull, 91, of Hall, NY, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016. 
 
          A private funeral service will be held, with burial in Number Nine Cemetery.
 
          In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Union Congregational United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 56, Hall, NY 14463; or Seneca #9 Presbyterian Church, 4414 Number Nine Rd.,  Stanley, NY 14561.
 
          Born October 12, 1924, in Sayre, PA, Jean was the daughter of Clyde and Christine Williams.  She attended Geneva High School, where she met and fell in love with her husband, W. Reed Turnbull.  They were married August 3, 1946, and settled on the Turnbull Farm, raising their 4 children.   Jean was Branch Manager at Security Trust in Rushville, NY, and retired from Bank of America.  The Turnbulls were members of the Hall Congregational Church. 
 
         Jean was a beloved and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and loved spending time with her family, especially at the lake, and attending her grandchildren's many activities. 
 
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Margaret “Peg” Wilmott (Al), from VT, Nancy Turnbull, from Washington, DC, and Susan Wolpert (Russ), from IN;  Jean's daughter-in-law, Christine Turnbull, from Hall, NY; and sister, Margaret Templeton (Bill), from OK.  She also leaves grandchildren, Kevin Turnbull (Ally) from Hall, NY, Marissa Turnbull from CT, Russ Wolpert (Erin), from IN, Christopher Wolpert (Dana), from OK, Whitney Bartlett (Jeremy), from IN, Christine Veliko (Chris) from VT, and Jim Wilmott from VT; and 8 great-grandchildren.
 
Welcoming Jean in heaven on Mother's Day are her beloved parents; husband, Reed; son, Wilson “Bill” Turnbull; granddaughter, Krista; brother Bill Williams; and many fun-loving friends, including the "Bridgies."
 
The family would especially like to thank Mary Townley, family friend and caregiver, for her compassionate and professional support.
 
Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Turnbull family.
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Canandaigua- Donald F. Barnes passed away on May 4, 2016, at the age of 78, after a long illness.

          Friends may call Friday (May 6th) from 1 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham, NY.  A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday (May 7th) at 11 a.m. at the Gorham Fire Dept., 4676 Kearney Rd., Gorham, NY.  Burial services will follow at Overackers Cemetery, Middlesex, NY.

          Donations may be made to the NY State Firefighters Memorial, c/o County Fire Coordinators Association of the State of New York, 85 Industrial Tract, Hudson, NY 12534; or the Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association, 307 Packetts Landing, Fairport, NY 14450.

          Donald was born in Cortland, NY and moved to Canandaigua in his teenage years. He graduated from Middlesex Valley Central School in 1955.Don’s entire career was dedicated to serving the people of Ontario County as the Director of Emergency Management Services for 32-years. Some of his notable accomplishments include creating the County’s first 911 center and the Stop DWI Program. He was also a driving force in developing the Ontario County Safety Training Facility to ensure the Fire and EMS services had the best training available. Don was also a 58-year member of the Crystal Beach Fire Department.

          He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Lorraine. Also survived by two sons, Todd Barnes, Bloomfield, NY, (Roxanne), Stanley, NY and Jeff (Gwen) Barnes, Apex, NC; four grandchildren, Taylor, Hannah, Griffin, and Evan; two cousins, Nancy Cute and George Mason; brother-in-law, Charles (Chip) Green; brother, Alan (Lonnie) Barnes and several nieces and nephews.

          A very special thanks to the M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center for their compassion and professionalism; to Jeff Harloff for his loyalty and friendship.

Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Barnes Family.


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Rushville- Darrow G. Dunham, age 80, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the Naples Hospeace House with his family at his side.

          Friends and Family are invited to call from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday (May 6th) at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday (May 7th) at the Rushville Methodist Church. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospeace House, P.O. Box 343, Naples, NY 14512.
          Darrow, or Ike as he was known to most people, was born on March 11, 1936 in Border City, New York. Along with his identical twin brother, Darwin, Mike, they were born to the late Howard and Evelyn Dunham of Geneva. After graduating from Geneva High School in 1953 he received a Junior Accounting Degree from Freeman Business School. He was drafted by the Army in 1954 and served a 3 year term.

          When finished with his service he went on to earn a Master of Science Degree in Education from the State University of New York at Brockport. Later he would earn a Master of Science in Mathematics from Syracuse University. From there he launched his career in Education. His first job was at Middlesex Valley from 1963 to 1967.

          Ike was then hired as one of the first Mathematics Professor’s at Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaigua. He would remain there for the next 31 years until he retired in 1999. He had the unique ability to teach calculus and statistics and make the class fun and interesting for all the students that took the class. He had a true passion for teaching. Along with teaching he was an avid sports fan, toy train collector and ran the clock for all basketball games at FLCC for over 20 years. He also served on the Marcus Whitman School board from 1975-1986.

          Ike will be missed by his wife of 49 years, Barbara Dunham; children, Matthew (Michelle) Dunham, Christopher (Tara) Dunham, Laura (Stephen) Finnan and his beloved grandchildren, Nicholas Dunham, Colin Dunham, David Dunham, James Dunham, Fisher Finnan and Luke Finnan. He will also be sorely missed by his twin brother and best friend, Mike (Anne) Dunham; nephew, Mark Dunham; sister-in-law, Marcia (Ken) Dailey; brother-in-law, Larry Clark; Ike is survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Leigh and Ruth Clark; and many nieces and nephews.

          He was predeceased by his parents, Howard and Evelyn Dunham and niece, Amy Dunham.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Dunham Family.

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Gorham- Shirley M. Taylor, 81, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the Homestead in Penn Yan with her family and friends at her side.

          Friends and Family are invited to call at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham on Saturday (May 7th) from 2 – 4  p.m. A Memorial Service will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

          Memorial Contributions can be directed to Hailey's Kitchen in Gorham for a Memorial Space, c/o Sylvia Clarke, 4679 Maple Avenue, Stanley, NY 14561.

          Shirley was born in Benton Center, NY on January 13, 1935, the daughter of the late Mable and Chuck Pierson of Hall NY. She worked at Libby's and Lohmann's canning factory and raised her children in Gorham NY. Shirley embraced all kids from Gorham and surrounding towns. She was known as Momma Taylor to them. Shirley would welcome them into her home and always understand them when they felt alone. She enjoyed being artistic in painting and creative in crocheting.

          Shirley will be missed by her friends and family: two daughters, Katherine Taylor Wells and Brenda (Bill) Dueck; two sons, Mitchell Taylor and James (Cheryl) Taylor; five granddaughters, Khya Krieger, Angie (Tim) Burd, Rachael Taylor, Samantha Taylor and Jamie  (Cody)  Darnell; three grandsons, Jeffrey Albert (Alysia) Laursen, Joshua (Ashley) Wells and Justin Taylor; family friend, David Reynolds & his children, Mitchell Reynolds, Bret Reynolds and Shelly Reynolds; 7 Great- grandchildren, Maison Dallas Burd, Carter James Laursen, Jaden Michael Wells, Isabel Manaco, Kash Allen Burd, Cali Jo Lynn and Hailee Arlene Laursen; one sister, Sylvia (David) Clarke; sister-in-law, Mary Pierson;  nieces, Patty Pierson, Becky (Frank) Long and Jennifer (Bubby) Kerrick; and nephew, Daniel (Liz) Pierson.

          Shirley is predeceased by her husband, Kevin Taylor;  brother, Doug Pierson;  nephew, Marty Pierson; sister-in- law, Katherine Bowker; and brother-in- law R. James Taylor. Shirley is forever loved.

          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Taylor family.


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Gorham- Anthony C. Capozzi, Jr., age 76, died on Friday, April 29, 2016.

          Family and Friends may call Thursday (May 5th) from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held Friday (May 6th) at 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Joshua Sonoga will officiate. Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the V.A. M.C., Activities Fund, 400 Fort Hill Ave., Canandaigua, NY 14424; or to the Wayne County ARC, 150 Van Buren St., Newark, NY 14513.

          Anthony was owner and operator of Nino’s Antique Shop in Gorham for the past 42 years. He also was a caretaker for ARC clients in his home for many years. Anthony was a graduate of Auctioneer school in the Midwest. He was a member of St. Theresa’s Church. Anthony was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

          Anthony is survived by his brother, David (Sally) Helfer; and their sons, Jim Helfer and Joshua (Stephanie St. Claire) Helfer; sister-in-law, Michelle Capozzi; nieces and nephews, Donald (Laurie) Capozzi, Ken (Shelly) Capozzi,  Michelle (Gary) Garlock, Jeneane (Joshua) Sonoga, Yvonne (Christopher) Galliher, James (Loretta) Bickel and Linda Morris; uncle, John Capozzi; cousin, John (Susan) Capozzi, Jr.; and several great-nieces and nephews.

          He was predeceased by his parents, Anthony C. Capozzi, Sr., and Beatrice Louise Gee Capozzi; sister, Janet Bickel; and brother, Donald Capozzi.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Capozzi Family. 


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Gorham- Robert L. Gage, age 76, died Thursday, April 28, 2016 at his home.

          Friends may call Wednesday (May 4th) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday (May 5th) at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gorham Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 123, Gorham, NY 14461; or to the Gorham Rotary Club, c/o Sylvia Schepisi, 5620 Bristol Rd., Canandaigua, NY 14424.

          Bob was a longtime area contractor. He was the Building Inspector and Zoning Officer for the City of Canandaigua, retiring in 2005. Bob was also a former Zoning Officer for the Town of Gorham.

          Active in the Gorham community, Bob was a member of the Gorham Fire Company and President of the Gorham Cemetery Association. He was  on the Board of  Education for the Marcus Whitman Central School District for 12 years.  He was an avid farm-toy collector.

          Bob was a 40 year member of the Gorham Rotary Club; and was twice named a Paul Harris Fellow. He was proud of helping convert the former Gorham Presbyterian Church building into the Gorham Free Library. Working with Gorham Rotarians, Bob spent many Saturdays  helping rebuild a widow’s home in Gang Mills, NY,  that had been destroyed by the Hurricane Agnes Flood in 1972.

          Bob will be sadly missed by his wife of 52 years, Sharon H. Gage; children, Richard (Lucinda) Gage, Carol Gage and D. Robert (Tiffany) Gage, and beloved grandchildren, Ranita, Ryan and Ethan Gage, and Will, Ava and Lillian Gage; brother, James (June) Gage; sister, Helen (Leonard) Lambert; sisters-in-law, Joan Gage, Diane (David) Fox and Lois (Kagey) Barrow; brothers-in-law, Gerald (Lynette) Hey and Harold (Susan) Hey; and many nieces and nephews.

          Bob was predeceased by an infant son, Ryan; parents, Clarence and Lillie Harvey Gage; brothers, Wallace Gage and George (Marge) Gage; and sister, Elizabeth (Richard) Dunton.

          The family wishes to thank the staff on the 5500 wing at Rochester General Hospital.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Gage Family.


 
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Geneva/Middlesex- Jeanette L. Kuehne, age 64, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 22, 2016  peacefully at her home.

          The family welcomes all friends and invites you to come share a memory and a smile Wednesday (April 27th) from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Celebration of Life will be Thursday (April 28th) at 11 a.m. at the Rushville Congregational Church. Dr. Edward Kennedy will officiate. Burial will be in Overackers Cemetery in Middlesex.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Ontario County Humane Society, 2976 County Rd. #48, Canandaigua, NY 14424.

          Jeanette was a graduate of Marcus Whitman Central School, class of 1970. She also graduated from Bryant and Stratton Business School. Jeanette was a member of the Geneva First United Methodist Church, and was treasurer of the United Methodist Women’s Group. Jeanette was successful with sobriety for over a decade and was a proud member of Alcohol Anonymous. She was a volunteer at Geneva Community Garden. Jeanette was also a five-year cancer survivor.

          Jeanette is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Mark) O’Brien; son, Matthew (Michelle) Newman-Kuehne; three grandchildren, Kyler Aubrey Kuehne, Haley and Connor O’Brien,  mother, Barbara Ames; one brother Calvin (Catherine) Ames; three sisters, Carol Stenzel, Elizabeth (Seth) Clearman and Patricia (Robert) Dawson; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

          She was predeceased by her father, Edward E. Ames; and grandson, Nathaniel Kiel Kuehne. 

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Kuehne Family.



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Canandaigua- Matthew Antonio Bruno, 21, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 16, 2015 at his home.

          Friends may call Saturday (April 23rd) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Paul Malles will officiate.  A reception will follow at the Chapel at Seneca #9 Presbyterian Church.

          Memorial contributions may be sent to his mother, Amber, c/o Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home, P.O. Box 201, Gorham, NY 14461.

          Matthew was born in Geneva, NY. He loved being out doors. Matthew enjoyed kayaking and riding 4-wheelers. He loved helping others and hanging out with friends and family, and spending time with his niece.

          Matthew is survived by his parents, Amber M. Tennies and Michael J. Bruno; three brothers, Michael J. Bruno, Jr., Dominic G. Bruno and Cash S. Harris; two sisters, Angela C. Bruno and Michelle Bruno; maternal grandparents, Herbert L. and Mary S. Tennies; paternal grandfather, Ernest J. Bruno; niece, Isabella Bruno; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

          Matthew was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Mary C. “Cathy” Eddington; and his maternal grandfather, Johnny Thompson.

          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to Matthew’s family.
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Penn Yan- Lawrence Wilson McMinn, 85, died Friday, April 8, 2016.

          A Memorial Service will be held Saturday (April 23rd) at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 514 East Swamp Rd., Penn Yan, followed by a Celebration of Life at the Branchport Fire House at 1 p.m.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Modeste Bedient Memorial Library, 3699 Rte. 54A, Branchport, NY 14418; or to the Branchport-Keuka Park Fire Department, 3686 Rte. 54A, Branchport, NY 14418.

          Born in Penn Yan, Lawrence was the son of the late Wilson McMinn and Margaret Alexander McMinn. He joined the Branchport Fire Department as soon as he turned 18, and remained a member of the Branchport-Keuka Park Fire Department. Lawrence was also a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

          Lawrence retired after 33 years service to NYSEG. After his retirement, Lawrence was known for pole digging and rafter setting with his orange “digger-derrick” truck, completing his last job just last August.

 Lawrence’s lifelong passion was farming and horses. He had horses from the time he was a boy, until he was almost 80 years old. He and his team and wagon participated in many Branchport community events, and in area parades and club drives.

          Lawrence is survived by his wife of 62 years, Beth Meyer McMinn; six  children, Michele  McMinn, Marlene (Steve) Fingar, Craig (Vanessa) McMinn, Chad McMinn, Kyle (Ellen) McMinn and Lanette (Timothy) Swarthout; “Dad” of Oscar and Polly Castaneda and their son, Oscar, Jr.; 7 grandchildren, Jillian (Drew Spencer) Fingar, Brent (Nitosha) Fingar, Benjamin McMinn, Kayla (Brandon DeHond) McMinn, Alex Swarthout, Parker McMinn and  Margaret McMinn; two  great-grandchildren, Teagan Fingar and Kalliope Fingar; one sister, Laurita (Joseph) Griffo, one brother, Bert (Donna) Alexander; one sister-in-law, Marilyn Meyer; and many friends and acquaintences. 

Lawrence was predeceased by one sister, Mary Louise Wilber.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the McMinn family.

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Newark- Maynard Leroy “Butch” Schinsing, Jr., 69, died Feb. 2, 2016 in Raleigh, NC.

          Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Newark Cemetery.

          Maynard served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was an Airman First Class. Maynard also served in the Army Reserves for 10 years. He was an avid hot-rodder and was an expert finish carpenter. His beloved football team is the Buffalo Bills.

          Maynard is survived by two daughters, Kathryn G. (Aaron) Brisard and Emily A. (Robbie) Lankford; seven grandchildren, Benjamin, Liam, Michael, William, Isabel, Aiden and Matthew; 8 siblings, Cheryl Morrison, Winfred Schinsing, Alan Schinsing, Steve Schinsing, Cherrie Brown, Tracy Schinsing, Kirk Schinsing and Crystal Schinsing.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Schinsing family.
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Gorham- Marian “Mamie” E. Stape, age 85, died on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at the home of her daughter, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

          A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, (April 9th) at 2 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.

          Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620.

          Marian was the daughter of the late Albert Clayton Shaner and Edna L. Stokoe Shaner. She was retired from the Ontario County Health Facility. Marian is the widow of the late Richard H. Stape.

          Marian is survived by one daughter, Susan (Ron) Hess; one son, Gary (Rusty) Stape; one granddaughter, Stacey (Larry) Feenaughty; two great-grandchildren, Jessica Picchi and Jaime Feenaughty; two sisters, Betty Shaner and Janet Shaner; two brothers, Donald Shaner and Kenneth (Eloise) Shaner; sister-in-law, Doris (Bob) Phalen; brother-in-law, Ken Stape; and several nieces and nephews.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneral.com to leave a condolence for the Stape Family.


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Canandaigua- William Anthony Hood, Sr., 61 years old, of Canandaigua, NY passed away Friday, April 1, 2016.

      Calling hours and the Memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Canandaigua, NY, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

      Memorial contributions may be sent to: Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home, Inc., P.O. Box 201, Gorham, NY 14461, to cover funeral expenses.

      William was born on April 27, 1954 in Cortland, NY. William was an equipment operator & truck driver for Natural Resources Trucking in Killdeer, ND. He loved family activities and riding his motorcycle, especially giving motor cycle rides to his grand-children.

      He is survived by his wife Elise E. Hood and Ex-wife Patricia A. Hood. William is survived by his children: Christopher J. Hood; Heather M. Lyon (Donald); Jason Hood; William A. Hood, Jr. (Denise); and Melissa J. Hood; his step-children: James Houle (Monica) and Amber Murphy (Scott). William was blessed to have 14 grandchildren: Lindsey, Ryan, Anthony (AJ), Ashley, Aric, Emily, Jacqueline, Brittany, Nathan, Eve, Eli, Ethan, Talana and Atreyu. William was bless with 9 step-grandchildren: Kierstin, Madison, Kayleigh, Hannah, Isabella, Arihanna, Isaiah, Connor and Tessa.  William was blessed with 3 great-grandchildren: Royce, Scarlett and Thomas. William is survived by his mother, Nancy E.H. Bowman. William is also survived by his siblings: Gary Hood, Louise Horth and Cathy Davis, as well as many nieces and nephews.

      William is predeceased by his father, Everett G. Hood, his son, Michael A. Hood and twin step-granddaughters: Brooke Ann & Breanna Mae.

      Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Hood Family.
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Middlesex- Dorothy A. Savage, 64, died Saturday, March 26, 2016 in Canandaigua, NY.

          Friends may call Wednesday (March 30th) from Noon to 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

          Dorothy was the daughter of the late David and Margaret Liddiard Savage. She was a legal secretary at Muehe and Newton LLP in Canandaigua for many years. Dorothy was an active member of the Phelps Baptist Church, helping with their AWANA program. She was a gifted organist, accordion player and singer. 

          Dorothy is survived by her brother, Richard (Jean) Savage; nephews, Edgar (Melinda) Savage and John (Robin) Savage; great-niece, Virginia Savage; great-nephews, Joel McFarland, Jared Savage and Jeremy Savage.

          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Savage family.


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Canandaigua- Melissa Jean Smith, age 35, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at home.

          Friends may call Tuesday (March 29) from Noon to 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to, Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.

          Melissa attended Marcus Whitman Central School. She was employed at Pactiv for several years.

          Melissa is survived by her father, Russell Smith; mother, Darlene Snyder Smith; four children; Daisy Smith, Ian Smith, Trey Smith and Zaylynn Elliott; three sisters, Amy Smith, Sheri Smith and Patie Smith; and several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews and cousins.

          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Smith Family.
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  Stanley- Barbara J. Beach, age 76, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016.

          Friends may call Friday (March 25th) from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will be held, Saturday (March 26th) at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery.

          In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to, the Aloquin United Methodist Church, c/o Alice Russell, 2803 Rte. 5&20, Stanley, NY 14561.

          Barbara was the daughter of the late Gerald and Elizabeth McMillan. She retired from the NYS Dept. of Labor in 2002. Barbara was a member of the Aloquin United Methodist Church. She was also an active member of the Lunch Bunch and the Tuesday and Friday Supper Group.

          She is survived by three children, Shelley (David) Burnett, Sally Ferguson and Sandy (Trudy Miller) Beach; five grandchildren, Kelly Burnett, Casey Burnett, Gretchen Ferguson, Meagan Ferguson and Aaron Niver; two great-grandchildren, Savannah and Tiara Niver; brother, Greg McMillan; two brothers-in-law, Jack Thompson and David Beach; sister-in-law, Sharon (Raymond) Marr; nieces, Ginger (D.D.) Zielinski and Brittany (Travis) Rogers; nephew, Gilbert (Krista) Jackson; and other cousins, nieces and nephews.

          She was predeceased by her husband, Donald W. Beach in 2010; by her son-in-law, Jerry Ferguson; by her sister, Judy (McMillan) Thompson; and by her brother, Rusty McMillan.

          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Beach Family.
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Penn Yan – Richard A. Spike, 63, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.

          Friends may call Saturday (March 26th) from 12 Noon to 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. Funeral Services will be at the convenience of the family, with burial in Lakeview Cemetery, Penn Yan.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the New York State Sheriff’s Institute Summer Camp (NYSSI Summer Camp) 27 Elk St., Albany, NY 12207; or to a charity of one’s choice.

          Richard was a graphic artist and draftsman, and had worked at Milco Construction as an estimator. He was also a cartoonist, who created the character, Oh-Bear. His hobbies included target shooting and gun collecting. Richard was a talented armorer, who built and repaired long guns.

          Richard is survived by one brother, Ron (Sue) Spike; sister-in-law, Rene’ Spike; 6 nieces & nephews, Peter (Kara) Spike, Corrie (Chad) Carter, Jay (Jessie) Spike, Tyler Spike (Richard’s godson), Kaitlyn (Tom) Lutz and Connor Spike; 8 great-nieces and nephews; uncle, Rudy Elwell; two aunts, Jean (Bill) McAvoy and Patricia Elwell; and several cousins.

          Richard was predeceased by his father, George Spike, in 1981; his mother, Agnes Spike, in 2000;  and his brother, James Spike in 2014.

          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a message of condolence for the Spike family.
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Seneca Castle – Dr. Thomas H. Smithling passed away March 16, 2016  at home, surrounded by his family.

          Family and friends are invited to call on Monday (March 21st ) from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Seneca Castle United Methodist Church. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family requests no flowers.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ontario County 4-H (CCE-Ontario 480 North Main Street Canandaigua, NY 14424);
or to Ontario-Yates Hospice (Finger Lakes Visiting Nurse Service, 756 Pre Emption Rd, Geneva, NY 14456).

          Tom was born May 1, 1946 in Martinsburg, NY to Helen and Charles Smithling. Tom graduated from Lowville Central School in 1963. He went on to attend Cornell University where he received his Bachelors of Science in 1968 and then a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1970. Tom began his veterinary career in Rushford, NY. He went on to practice in Little Falls, NY, where he met and married his wife of 43 years, Judith Robbins. Tom and Judy moved to Seneca Castle in 1973, where they established Kastiel Veterinary Clinic and where Tom spent the next 30 years practicing.

          Tom was an avid gardener, hunter, and outdoorsman. He especially enjoyed hunting with his family on Tug Hill. Tom’s other great passion in life was raising, breeding and showing his beloved Blue Heaven Farm Brown Swiss cows. He spent countless years at county and state fairs with his children and grandchildren, sharing his passion for dairy cattle and the Brown Swiss breed.

          Thomas is survived by his wife Judy and their children, Kevin and Doreen Smithling, Kerri and Brian Bartlett and Kortney and Brooke Smithling; his eight grandchildren, Robin, Morgan, and Amy Smithling, Thomas, Jacob, and Caleb Bartlett, and Emmett and Samantha Smithling. He is also survived by his brothers, Tim (Leueen) Smithling, Frank (Lisa) Smithling and sister, Pat (John) Yarina.

          He was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Tex Smithling, and infant sister, Cynthia Smithling. 

          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Smithling family.
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Penn Yan- Jeffrey A. Hulbert, Sr., age 46, died on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at his home.

          Friends may call Saturday, (March 12th) from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.

          Jeffrey is survived by his son, Jeffrey A. Hulbert, Jr. (Courtney Matulewicz); mother, Linda Goutermout; father, Clifford Hulbert; significant other, Tina M. Bassett; and her daughter, Marissa Bassett;  brother, James (Rebecca) Smith; sister, Janeen Tate; and several nieces and nephews.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Hulbert Family.
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On March 6, 2016, surrounded by her family, Laura Dorman, 92, departed for heaven and a reunion with the many family members who have preceded her.

Laura’s life was one of love for Jesus Christ, her Savior, and service to her church and community. Teaching children to come to saving knowledge of Jesus was her passion. She taught Sunday School for 37 years, conducted Vacation Bible Schools and Good News Clubs in her home, and currently was an AWANA listener. Laura held many positions in Middlesex Baptist Church, served on numerous committees, and hosted Bible Studies. A mission trip to a Navajo reservation was a memory she cherished. She also enjoyed sharing her home with visiting pastors and missionaries.

          In the community Laura volunteered on the Middlesex Valley Ambulance, served with the Sirenettes and helped with their monthly roast beef dinners. She was a charter member of the Middlesex Heritage Group. She enjoyed the research and shared her cookies with its members, who had become special friends. Laura also enjoyed serving her neighbors and community during her 21 years at the Middlesex Post Office. Laura will be missed by all who knew her.

          Laura was predeceased by her beloved husband of 47 years, Rodney; her sisters, Elaine (Donald) Emory and Ruth (Kenneth) Cassidy; and her brothers, Wayne (Winnie) Anderson and Tex (Helen) Anderson.

Laura is survived by her four children and their spouses: Nancy (Phillip) Williams, David Dorman, Bonnie (Richard) Olswold and Melanie (Charles) Carter; and eight grandchildren: Cheryl (Greig) Holman, Kerri (Carl) Schwartz, Aaron Dorman, Adriane Dorman, Kristin (James) Owen, Ethan Olswold, Chad (Corrie) Carter and Sonya (Jerad) Flood; and 15 great-grandchildren; and her sister-in-law, Helen Davis. She was also a surrogate mother to her many nieces and nephews.

          A Celebration of Life service will be held in the Spring. Arrangements were made through the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Middlesex Baptist Church, P.O. Box 57, Middlesex, NY 14507.
          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com at leave a condolence for the Dorman Family.
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Phelps- Jean Ellen Park Naukam, 91, passed away Friday, March 4, 2016.

          A Celebration of Jean’s Life will be held Sunday (March 20th) at 2 p.m. at the Seeley B. Parish American Legion Post #457 in Phelps. In memory of Jean, please wear bright colors.

          Burial in Riverside Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Seeley B. Parish American Legion Post #457, 1346 State Rte. 96, Phelps, NY 14532; or to the Phelps Historical Society, 66 Main St., Phelps, NY 14532.

          Jean was born May 3, 1924 in Cortland, NY.  She was the daughter of the late John Charles Park and Florence Bergen MacMillan Park. Jean was part of a farm family.

          Jean graduated from Cortland High School in 1942. During World War II, she worked at Curtis Wright Airplane Factory in Buffalo, making P-47’s. After the war she worked at Westinghouse in Buffalo, and also as a city cab driver. Later she worked for Bloomer Brothers in Newark.

          Jean met her future husband, Robert A. Naukam, at a “breakfast” horseback ride near Buffalo. They married on August 21, 1954, then moved to Boy Scout Camp Dittmer, near Phelps, where Bob was the Ranger.

          In 1961, Jean and Bob started Terry-Ho Stables on Wilbur Road. She and Bob were horse trainers and riding instructors for their entire lives. Jean was also a Horse 4-H Leader when her children were in 4-H.

          Jean was a member of the Arabian Horse Club, the Way-Ont Saddle Club, Fortune Riders and Farm Bureau. She was member of the U.S. Dressage Federation, the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation and a life-time member of the Western NY Dressage Association. Jean was also a member of Friends of Ganadogan, Ontario Pathways, the Phelps Art Center and the Phelps Historical Society.

          Jean is survived by her son, David (Lori) Naukam; two daughters, Sandra (Mark) Case and Donna (Steve) Phillips; four grandchildren, Bradley (Camira) Naukam and Jerad (Linda Vickerman) Naukam, Jessica (Tony) Moringello and Michael (Kristen) Case; grand dog, Tucker; two great-grandchildren, Cole and Prentiss Naukam; sister-in-law, Edith Park; and several nieces and nephews.

          Jean was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Robert A. Naukam, who died on May 27, 2002; by her three sisters, Olive Park, Mary “Molly” Harrington and Catharine Fletcher; and by her two brothers, Sam Park and Charles “Doug” Park.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Naukam family.
 
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Hall- Karen M. Lamanna, 66, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016.

          Friends may call Sunday (Feb. 28th) from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will be held Monday (Feb. 29th) at 11 a.m. at the Union Congregational United Church of Christ, 4823 Rte. 14A, Hall, NY 14463.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Budding Readers’ Program, c/o Kathy Burke, 6065 Holly Lane, Farmington, NY 14425; or to Boston Hope Lodge, c/o Amanda Starkel, 125 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130, or to donate on-line visit http://www.cancer.org/treatment/supportprogramservices/hope lodge/boston/boston-about-our-facility

          Karen was born in Geneva, NY. She was the daughter of the late Llewellyn H. Patrick and Dorothy Onderdonk Patrick. Karen was a graduate of Gorham High School and SUNY Potsdam. She taught elementary school classes for 23 years at the Gorham and Middlesex Valley buildings of Marcus Whitman Central School. Karen was a member of the NYS Retired Teachers Association.

          Karen was devoted to children and to her family. She loved to read to children, and to be read to. Karen enjoyed playing board games, and spending time with her grandchildren. She participated in Community Bible Study. Karen loved the holidays, and enjoyed hosting family gatherings. She spent summers at Keuka Lake for most of her life.

          Karen is survived by her husband of 41 years, Frank P. Lamanna; four children, Lisa (Damon) Addleman, Philip (Amber) Lamanna, Rosi (Marshall) Statt and Angela (Jeff) Wisniewski; 8 grandchildren, Eden and Mehren Addleman, Adam, Elena and Cora Lamanna, Oliver and Maxwell Statt, and Elliot Wisniewski; brother, David (Linda) Patrick; two sisters, Donna Frankish and Kathy (Ron) Hinson; brother-in-law, Ralph (Judi) Lamanna; two cousins, Gail (Sam) Certo and Karol Ludaescher; and many nieces and nephews.

          Karen was predeceased by her parents, Llewellyn and Dorothy Patrick; her brother-in-law, Dale Frankish; her father and mother-in-law, Paul and Sue Lamanna; and her brother and sister-in-law Rocco and Beverly Lamanna.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Lamanna family.


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Canandaigua- Frances I. Santee, age 81, died peacefully on Feb. 15th, 2016 at F.F. Thompson Hospital.

          Friends may call Friday, (Feb. 19) 2016 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will follow at 5 p.m.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 110 Saltonstall St., Canandaigua, NY 14424.

          Frances is the daughter of the late James and Ella Miles Van Cise. Frances worked at Beacon Farms. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo.

          Frances is survived by one son, Larry Santee; five grandchildren, Samantha (Ezequiel) Tabarez, Larry (Jessica) Santee, Jr., Tracey (Ken) Gleason, Stacey Santee and Dawn (John) Bradley; 11 great-grandchildren, that she loved dearly. Predeceased by her husband, John D. Santee; one brother, Henry; three sisters, Bertha, Margaret and Beatrice; and one daughter, Linda Schmitt.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave the Santee Family a condolence.

 
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Hall- Raymond C. Mallaber Sr., age 87, died peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016 at his home.

            Friends may call Saturday, (Feb. 20th) from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 11 a.m.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the Sands Cancer Center or the Humane Society of Yates County, 1216 Rte. 14A, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

            Ray was the son of the late Carl J. and Kathrine Kuhn Mallaber. He worked over 40 years for Cornell University at the NYS Agricultural Experiment Station. He was a member of the Tabernacle of the Congregation Church and was man of faith and prayer. Ray enjoyed watching sports and for many years of his life he enjoyed bowling, golf, his Labrador dogs and was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He loved his family and cherished his role as Dad and brother and ‘adopted’ many others in his heart over the years. 

            Ray is survived by five children Raymond C. (Jackie) Mallaber, Jr., Dale (Pam) Mallaber, Daniel Mallaber, Mark (Cathy) Mallaber, and Cheryl (David) Paine; 17 grandchildren Raymond C. Mallaber III, Carrie Mallaber Veatch, Brian (Melisa) Chappell, Mike Chappell, Scott Chappell, Michael (Jill) Mallaber, Matthew (Lorrie) Mallaber, Travis, Kevin, and Kyle Mallaber, Ivana Mallaber,  Joseph (Morgan) Mallaber, Ariel (Aaron) Wilson, Daniel, Nathaniel, John and Adam Paine, 13 great-grandchildren; one brother; Carl (Elaine) Mallaber of Rochester, New Hampshire; one brother-in-law, Charles (Judy) Campbell of Binghamton; and several nieces and nephews.

 Ray was predeceased by his wife of 53 years Mary Ethel Mallaber in 2005, one sister; Marjorie Gage and one brother; Edwin Mallaber.

            Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Mallaber Family.


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Hall- Juanita B. Campbell, age 89, died on Feb. 11 2016.

          Friends may call Monday (Feb. 15th) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 3 p.m.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Stanley-Hall-Gorham Ambulance, P.O. Box 41, Gorham, NY 14461.

          Juanita was the daughter of the late Frank W. and Martha Tyman Buisch. She was a 1944 graduate of Waterloo High School. Juanita retired from Finger Lakes Technical and Career Center (BOCES) in 1988. She enjoyed bowling and gardening.

          Juanita is survived by her daughter, Kathleen (Ralph) Styer of Canandaigua; seven grandchildren, Jason (Samantha) Lambert of Canandaigua, Luke (Amy) Lambert of Chicago, Marc (Merideth) Race of Penn Yan, Zach Race of Penn Yan, Jared Race of Virginia, Sarah (Tim) Haws of Romulus and Rebecca LeVea of Penn Yan; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

          Juanita was predeceased by two daughters; Karen in 2004 and Vickie Gracik in 2006.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Campbell family.

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Potter- Geraldine F. Brink, 84, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.

          Friends may call Friday (Feb. 5th) from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will follow at 6 p.m.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.

          Gerry was an L.P.N.  She loved knitting and crocheting. Gerry was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Geneva.

          She is survived by 7 children, Barb (Chuck) Best, Gerilee Tiffany, Butch (Jackie) Brink, Joyce (James) Holbrook, Linda (Randy) Thomas, Robert (Sylvia) Brink and Nathan Brink; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 1.5 great-grandchildren; sister, Priscilla Gascon; brother-in-law, Richard Clark; and several nieces and nephews.

          Gerry was predeceased by one son, Kenneth Brink; daughter-in-law, Priscilla Brink; sister, Josephine Clark; and the father of her children, Leon Brink.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome to leave a condolence for the Brink family.

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Stanley - William "Bart" Turner, 90, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.

   The family will host guests Saturday (Feb. 6th) at 10 a.m. at St. Theresa's Church, Stanley; with a Mass of Christian Burial starting at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in St. Theresa’s Cemetery, with Military Honors. There will be a reception at the Stanley Fire House, following the service.

    Donations may be made House of John, 14 Spring St., Clifton Springs, NY 14432; or the Day Treatment program at the VA Medical Center, 400 Fort Hill Ave., Canandaigua, NY 14424.

          Bart was born in Canandaigua in 1925. to Beatrice P. and William B. Turner. He attended St. Mary's School and graduated from Canandaigua Academy in 1943.Bart proudly served in the Army Air Corps as a Second Lieutenant during World War II. He went on to attend the University of Rochester and married Ann Marie Thompson in 1951.

   During the 1950s, he was elected Canandaigua City Treasurer. Afterward, Bart worked for the New York State Department of Audit and Control, conducting municipal audits throughout New York State.

    The proud father of six children, Bart enjoyed golf, camping, hunting, traveling, and spending time with his beloved family.

    He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Ann; children, Bill (Pam), Mary (Neil) Lachant, Dan, Mike (Laurie), Maggie (Tom) Read and John; 20 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

   Bart is predeceased by his parents, Beatrice P. and William B. Turner; his sister, Mary June Steinmetz; and his grandparents, William C. and Katherine Turner.

Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Turner family.
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Rushville- James H. Rice, 73, died unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at his home.

          A Masonic Service will be held Saturday (Feb. 6th) at 11 a.m. at the Rushville Congregational Church. A Memorial Service will follow at the church. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rushville Historical Society, P.O. Box 51, Rushville, NY 14544;
or the Rushville Congregational Church, c/o Pat Sawers, 12 Bassett St., Rushville, NY 14544.

          Born in Utica, NY, Jim was the son of the late Howard and Helen Rice. He graduated from North Syracuse High School in 1959. Jim served in the Naval Reserves before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force in 1960. He served until 1964. On July 21, 1962, Jim married Jean Fish, in Mattydale, NY. They lived in Rochester, before moving to Rushville in 1972 to raise their family. Jim retired from Griffin Technologies, in Victor, in 1999.

          Jim was active in his beloved Masons. He was raised in the Rushville Lodge #377; and was currently a member of the Canandaigua Lodge #294, the Milo Lodge #108, and the Masonic Veterans’ Association. Jim was the Grand Historian of the New York State Lodge. He was past-Master of the Rushville Lodge, and past- District Deputy for Ontario, Seneca and Yates Counties. He wrote numerous articles that were published quarterly in the Empire State Mason Magazine. Jim published the “24-Inch Gauge” about the Masons.

          Jim was an active member of the Rushville Congregational Church. He served as Church Clerk for 30 years, as a Deacon, and as Secretary of the Board of Deacons.

          Always interested in local history, Jim was currently the Village of Rushville Historian, and a former Yates County Historical Society Board member. He published a “History of the Rushville Congregational Church. He also wrote articles about Rushville History for the Daily Messenger newspaper in Canandaigua.

          Jim served the Village of Rushville and the Town of Potter. He was a former Mayor, Village Justice and Town Justice. Jim was also a former Scoutmaster for Rushville’s Pack 43.

          Most of all, Jim was dedicated to his family. Surviving him is his wife of 53 years, Jean; son, James M. (Paula) Rice; daughter, Judy (Robert) VanCampen; two grandsons, Jacob and Nathan VanCampen; sister, Beverly (Frank) Pontillo; sisters-in-law, Judy (James) Kendall and Kathy Rice; brothers-in-law, Larry (Sue) Fish III and Roger (Dawn) Fish; and several nieces and nephews.

          Jim was predeceased by his sister, Marilyn Courtwright; brother, Robert Rice; and father and mother-in-law, Larry and Donna Fish.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome to leave a condolence for the Rice family.
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Rushville/Naples- Loren “Corky” Clark, 82, died on Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

          There will be no services or calling hours at his request.

          Donations may be made in Loren’s name to the M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center, 350 Parrish St., Canandaigua, NY 14424; or to your local animal shelter.

          Born in Canandaigua, New York,  “Corky” was the son of the late Loren C. Clark and Mary Hicks Clark. He was retired from the Maintenance Department at Marcus Whitman Central School. Corky had also worked at Rushville Motors and Martin Tires.

          His accomplishments include being Past Master of the Rushville Masonic Lodge #377; a Lay Minister of the Rushville Congregational Church; member of the Rushville Lion’s Club and a member of the Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance.

          Corky’s hobbies included beekeeping, history (proud to be a descendant of William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition) reading, and carpentry. He was a loyal Green Bay Packers’ fan.

          Corky is survived by his wife of almost 62 years, June R. Clark; two daughters, Vicky C. Dygert and Krista J. (Daniel L.) Smith; five grandchildren; Joseph L. Dygert, Cody C. Ayers, Collin R. Ayers, Brandon C. Smith and Lacey R. Smith; one great-grandchild, Alanna R. Dixon; nephews, Thaddeus (Becky) Trzeciak and Jonathan (Cindy) Trzeciak; and several great-nieces and nephews.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Clark family.

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Geneva- Carl W. Fribolin, 97, passed away at home with his family at his side, on January 20, 2016.

      The family will receive guests on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 1:00 to 1:45 PM at the Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY. A celebration of Carl’s life and a reception will follow. Burial will be private at the Clear View Cemetery, North Cohocton, NY.

          The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to The Finger Lakes Health Foundation, 196 North St., Geneva, NY 14456; or the Fribolin Lecture Series at Keuka College, P.O. Box 98, Keuka Park, NY 14478.

          Carl is survived by his daughters, Anne Fribolin Stagg  (Gordon) and Patricia Cunningham (Donald); and his companion, Elizabeth Mitchell, and her sons, Gregory and David.  He is also survived by his grandchildren Shannon Stagg Picard (Dennis), Gregory Stagg (Theresa) and Paul Stagg (Michelle) and Leslie Slater (Dean) and Michael Cunningham; and by great-grandchildren Nicole, Jacob and Julia Picard, Ryan and Lindsey Stagg, and Kaylyn and Justin Slater. 

Carl was predeceased by spouses Margaret Voorhies Fribolin and Fanny Defendorf Fribolin.

Carl leaves behind numerous dear friends and business associates from his many years of commitment to his community and involvement in agriculture.        
 
The family wishes to express profound thanks to Dr. Jose Acevedo, Dr. Jason Feinberg, Dr. Joseph Gomez, Dr. Phil Wirth, Dr. Manuel Enecilla and Ms. Terri Haskins.  We offer special appreciation to the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff at Geneva General Hospital and the Living Center South Transitional Unit.  Their combined expertise, compassion and caring will never be forgotten.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Fribolin family.

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Stanley- Harold J. “Sonny” Hutchinson, age 85, died on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at the Hospeace House in Naples.

          Friends may call Sunday (Jan. 24th) from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will be held Monday (Jan. 25th) at 11 a.m. at the Seneca #9 Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in #9 Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the #9 Cemetery Association c/o Jean Sloth, 1974 Lake to Lake Rd., Stanley, NY 14561; or to the Hospeace House, 7823 Rte. 33, Naples, NY 14523.

          Harold was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War. He retired from the NYS Department of Transportation in 1985. Harold was a member of the NYS Steam Engine Association, American Legion in Long Lake, New York and Finger Lakes John Deere 2-Cylinder Club. He was also the president of the #9 Seneca Cemetery Association.

          Harold is survived by his wife, Rosa Hutchinson; five children, Rodney Hutchinson, Ronald (Roxann) Hutchinson, Brenda Hutchinson Boyce, Mark (Karen) Wentworth and Chris Wentworth; three grandchildren, Allison, Abigail and Nicholas Wentworth; one sister, Arlene (Dave) Andersen; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Betty Ketcham.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Hutchinson family.

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Potter- Shirley J. Hatcher age, 83, died Sunday, January 17, 2016 in Strong Memorial Hospital.

          Friends may call Wednesday (Jan. 20th) from 5-7 p.m. and Thursday (Jan. 21st) from Noon- 2 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A funeral will be held Thursday (Jan. 22nd) at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Overackers Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Beverly Animal Shelter, 50 E. River Rd., Waterloo, NY 13165; or the Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance, 817 Rte. 245, Middlesex, NY 14507.

          Shirley was the daughter of the late Frederick and Hazel Housel Ellick. She and her late husband, Stanley enjoyed motorcycling. They rode to all the lower 48 states. Shirley continued to enjoy riding with her daughter. She also enjoyed her Pug, Buddy.

          Shirley is survived by one daughter, Gloria J. Hatcher of Rochester; one son, Stanley W. (Joan) Hatcher of Washington; three grandchildren, Lynn (Guy) Matlock, Brian (Elena) Hatcher and Jan (Jeff) Proulx; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister-in-law, Joyce Hatcher; and several nieces and nephews.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Hatcher family.

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Hemlock/Geneva- Frederick F. DeBoover, 62, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital in

Rochester, after a long battle with cancer.

          There will be no services at this time.

          Fred is survived by two brothers, Peter DeBoover and Douglas DeBoover, both of Geneva.

          He was predeceased by his parents, George and Viola DeBoover.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the DeBoover family.
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Genevieve "Shen" (Dean) O'Hora  1954 - 2016

Genevieve "Shen" (Dean) O'Hora passed away peacefully in her home on January 4, 2016 surrounded by her close family.

      A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, January 7th, at 9:30 a.m., at St. Theresa's Church, 2050 Main St. (Rt. 245), Stanley, NY.

        In lieu of flowers, contributions in Shen’s memory may be made to Embrace Your Sisters, P.O. Box 322, Canandaigua, NY 14424; or online through embraceyoursisters.org

     Shen was born on October 11, 1954 to the late John & Betty (McWilliams) Dean. Shen had a personality that drew all those around her closer, and certainly left an impression never to be forgotten. She was afraid of nothing, constantly showing that strength and courage through every walk of her life. Whether protecting one of her three sons or keeping her husband in line with some colorful language, or whatever object she may have in her hand. She was adored by her grandchildren, whom she played with endlessly as if she were a child herself. She worked closely with her husband over the past twenty years as owner of Finger Lakes Monument CO., Inc. Here she touched the lives of families in mourning with her caring, compassionate, and humorous ways. She will be deeply missed.

    Shen is survived by her devoted husband of 42 years, Robert O'Hora; three sons; Thomas (Gina), Timothy (Leslie), Eric (Cristina) and all of their friends growing up who "lived" in their basement on Goose Street. Ten grandchildren; Morgan, Nick, Delaney, Eliza, Liam, Lyla, Hayden, Grayson, Harper, and Reid; her seven siblings Emily, Mary, George, Joan, Meggen, John, Bill, and dozens of nieces and nephews.

     Shen was predeceased by her parents John and Betty Dean; sister, Betsy; and father-and-mother-in-law, Robert and Julia O'Hora.

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Dundee- Joseph N. Hoover, age 83, 185 S. Reamstown Rd., Stevens, PA, died on January 3, 2016 at the home of his daughter in Dundee, NY, after a period of declining health.

            Friends may call at the home of James Eberly, Dundee, NY, on Tuesday (Jan. 5th) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.;

and also on Friday (Jan. 8th) at the home of Eugene Hoover, Stevens, PA, from 2 to 4 P.M. and 6 to 8 P.M. 
  
Funeral services to be held on Saturday (Jan. 9th) at 9:00 A.M. at Muddy Creek Mennonite Church, Lausch Rd., Denver, PA, with interment in the adjoining church cemetery.

Born in West Earl Township, PA, on Nov. 21, 1932, he was the son of the late Levi N. and Ellen B. Newswanger Hoover. A retired farmer, Joe was a member of the Muddy Creek Mennonite Church.

On Nov. 20, 1957, he married the former Anna Z. Weaver, who died in 2002. Born to this union were 5 sons and 5 daughters, who survive:
Melvin and Edna Martin Hoover, Dundee, NY;
Mary and James Eberly, Dundee, NY;
Elam and Mildred Shirk Hoover, Dundee, NY;
Aaron and Suetta Nolt Hoover, Curtiss, WI;
Erma Hoover, Ephrata, PA;
Lester and Arlene Burkholder Hoover, Middlesex, NY;
Martha and Ben Nolt, Colby, WI;
Laura Hoover, Bellona, NY;
Eugene and Arlene Sensenig Hoover, Stevens, PA; and
Anna and David Newswanger, Hopkinsville, KY.

Also surviving are 2 brothers, Daniel, Leola, PA, and Ivan, Narvon, PA; 2 sisters, Ada Hoover, Ephrata, PA, and Emma Hoover, Leola, PA; and 2 sisters-in-law, Esther Hoover and Martha Hoover, both of Leola, PA.

Survivors also include 60 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Predeceased by 2 brothers, Martin and Aaron; 3 sisters, Anna Mary Sauder, Katie Reiff and Susanna Gehman; and one granddaughter.

Arrangements: Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home, Gorham, NY; and the Stradling Funeral Home in PA.
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Hazel S. Gunsalus                   1917 – 2015

Canandaigua- Hazel S. Gunsalus, 98, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015.
 
          A Memorial Service will be held Saturday (Jan. 2nd) at 11 a.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.

          Memorial contributions may be made to American Alzheimer’s Association; 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620 or through http://www.alz.org/rochesterny/in_my_community_donate.asp
 
       Mrs. Gunsalus is survived by one son, Lonnie (Jean)  Gunsalus; one daughter, Constance (Barry) French; daughter-in-law, Donna Gunsalus; five grandchildren, Donald (Keely) Gunsalus, Jr., Ronald (Alisha) Gunsalus, Andrea Gunsalus, Jessica (Scott) Teerlinck, and Michelle (Carly Costanza) French; four great-grandchildren, Emily, Nathaniel and Zachary Teerlinck, and Olivia Costanza; two former daughters-in-law, Judy Gunsalus and Carol Gunsalus; sister-in-law, Velma Cornwell; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

          She was predeceased by her husband, Earl in 1966; by her son, Ronald Gunsalus in 1971. Her son, Donald Gunsalus, died on Jan. 1, 2016.


          The family wishes to thank Diane and all the staff at Ontario Center for their loving caregiving.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the family.
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Canandaigua - Fenton W. Tears, age 59 , passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at F.F. Thompson Hospital.

          Friends may call Sunday (Dec. 27th) from 12 Noon to 2 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Number Nine Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1120 South Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620.

          Fenton was born Nov. 25, 1956, the son of Dorothy and Lawrence Tears. He graduated from Marcus Whitman Central School in 1975. Fenton was employed at Pactiv in Canandaigua.

          Fenton is survived by his wife of 40 years, Karen Smith Tears; two sons, Matthew Scott (Nichole Jones) Tears and Anthony Richard (Krystal Plante) Tears; 7 grandchildren; his mother, Dorothy Tears; his father, Lawrence Tears; five sisters, one brother; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Tears family.


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Rushville/Canandaigua- Jean D. Jones, mother of Eileen (Craig) Gage, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2015.

          A Memorial Service will be held in Staten Island, NY at a later date.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Finger Lakes Health Foundation, 196 North St., Geneva, NY 14456.

          Mrs. Jones is survived by one daughter, Eileen (Craig) Gage of Rushville; one son, Richard J. (Pamela) Jones of  Staten Island, NY; 7 grandchildren, Dan (Audrey) Gage of Rochester, Melissa (Brian) Gaspary of Canandaigua, Heather (Matt) Cross of Bloomfield, and Richard Jones, Jr., Christine Jones, Megan Jones and Timothy Jones, all of Staten Island, NY; and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband.

          Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.
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Elmer “Sonny” Knopf, Jr. 1924- 2015
          Local Farmer
          WWII Veteran
          “Shenanigator”

Stanley- Elmer “Sonny” Knopf, Jr., age 91, formerly of Goose St. in Stanley, died on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015.

          Friends may call Wednesday (Dec. 2nd) from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be held in Gorham Cemetery, with Military Honors.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gorham Free Library, Box 211, Gorham, NY 14461.

          Elmer was the son of the late Elmer and Dolores Knopf. He served in the US Army during World War II in the Philippines. Elmer was a local farmer and owned the family farm.

          Elmer is survived by his four siblings, Eleanor (James) Gould, Marion Cimino, Catherine Joyce and Arthur (Bonnie) Knopf; and one brother-in-law, Charles Plyter. Elmer will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews as a “shenanigator.”

          Sonny was predeceased by his sisters, Elaine Knopf and Dolores Plyter.
Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the family.

 
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   Clifton Springs- Kenneth E. Payne, age 77, died Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at Clifton Springs Hospital.

          Friends may call Monday (Nov. 30th) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday (Dec. 1st) at 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Rev. Dr. Edward Kennedy will officiate. Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1120 South Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620.

          Ken was the son of the late Robert James Payne  and Marjorie Bolt Payne. He was a graduate of Gorham High School. Ken had worked as a truck driver for Sam Kaufman Trucking Company in Canandaigua, Hahn Trucking in Rochester, and Cambridge Manufacturing in Canandaigua.

          Ken was a fan of  NASCAR and the Buffalo Bills. He loved and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was also an avid lawn mower after his retirement.

          Ken is survived by his wife, Theresa Cooper Payne; five children, Susan Hotchkiss, Thomas (Liz) Payne, Jason (Angela) Payne, Kendra Payne and Robert Payne; 12 grandchildren, Ryan Hotchkiss, Meghan Thompson, James Thompson, Pollyanna Treese, Deiondra Payne, Jadon Treese, Abigail Payne, Benjamin Treese, Jerame Payne, Olivia Payne, Mallory Payne and Gideon Payne; one sister, Joyce (Gary) Mott; two brothers, Henry (Lorrie) Payne and James Payne; several nieces and nephews; and neighbor and friend, Joy Verbridge.

         Ken was predeceased by his brother, Robert M. Payne, Jr. in 2014; and by his sister-in-law, Marilyn J. Payne in 2009.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Payne family.
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John F. “Jack” Voss 1932 – 2015

Middlesex- John F. “Jack” Voss, 83, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 at the V.A. Medical Center in Canandaigua.

          Friends may call Saturday (Nov. 21st) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. in Overackers Cemetery in Middlesex. A reception will follow at the Middlesex Firehall. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday (Nov. 28th) at 11 a.m. at St. Theresa’s Church in Stanley.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Middlesex Hose Co., Box 145, Middlesex, NY 14507; or to the Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance, 817 Rte. 245, Middlesex, NY 14507.

          Jack was the son of the late Frank J. Voss and Christina Hoskam Voss. He was born in Webster, NY. Jack graduated from Edison Tech High School in Rochester. He served in the Navy from 1952-1954, during the Korean War. Jack was an owner/operator of Middlesex TV for 17 years; and had been the manager of Rice’s TV in Canandaigua for many years.  He also was a school bus driver for Marcus Whitman Central School.  Jack served as a Justice of the Peace in the Town of Middlesex for 35 years; and was a Town Board member for several years.

          Jack was a life member of Our Lady of the Lakes Parrish. He was a member of the Ham Radio Operators Club. Jack was also a lifetime member of the Middlesex Conversation Club and of the Sierra Club. He was a dedicated member of the Middlesex Fire Department for 48 years, and had served as its President, and as its Treasurer for 25 years. 

        Jack is survived by four children, Frank (Elizabeth) Voss, Jeanne (Richard) Savage, Kathy (Chris) Achtschin and Joanie Voss Dean; his son-in-law, Alan Williams; one  niece and nephew, Elizabeth Ferris (Doug)  and Alan (Jackie) Ferris;   9 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

       Jack was predeceased by his wife, Nancy Jean Voss in 2007; and by his daughter, Mary Lee Williams in 2014.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Voss family.

  


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Stanley- Ann L. Roberts, age 77, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family,  on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015.

          A Memorial Service will be held Saturday (Nov. 28th) at 10 a.m. at the Gorham United Methodist Church. A luncheon will follow at the church.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund, Gorham United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 225, Gorham, NY 14461.

          Ann was Respiratory Therapist in area hospitals for several years. She was also a retired bus driver for Marcus Whitman Central Schools. Ann was an active member of the Gorham United Methodist Church, and of the Quilters group. She and her husband, Bill, had spent their retirement winters traveling with the NOMADS, providing volunteer labor for United Methodist Churches.

          Ann is survived by her husband of 58 years, William J. Roberts; two sons, William K. (Diane) Roberts and James (Heidi) Roberts; three grandchildren, Alyssia  (Jon) TenBrock, Cory (Ryan Dickinson)  Roberts and Patrick “P.J.” (MacKenzie Green) Roberts; two brothers, William Cooper and Albert (Anne) Rohe; one step-sister, Charlotte McCarthy; and step-brother, Richard Rohe.

          She was predeceased by her parents, Kenneth and Mary Cooper and her step-sister, Jane Rohe.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome to leave a condolence for the Roberts family.
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Donna L. Randolph  1950 – 2015

Rushville- Donna L. Randolph, 65, died Nov. 8, 2015.

          Friends may call Saturday (Nov. 14th) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will follow at 3 p.m.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance, 817 Rte. 245, Middlesex, NY 14507.

           Donna is survived by three children, Annette (Brian) Wolfe, Sandra (Matt) Gardner and Timothy Randolph; 5 grandchildren, Jennifer Phillips, Tyler Wolfe, Blake Randolph, and Hannah, Noelle and Nicole Gardner; 1 great-granddaughter, Sarah Phillips; two sisters, Patricia and Anita; and one brother, Dean.

          She was predeceased by her husband, Roger A. Randolph in 2010.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence.
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Penn Yan- Eleanor Lightfoote, age 78, died Nov. 4, 2015 at  Rochester General Hospital.

          Friends may call Sunday (Nov. 8th) from 12 Noon to 1 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 3500 Winton Place, Suite 4, Rochester, NY 14623.

          Eleanor and her husband, Don, owned and operated the Gorham Food Market and the Guyanoga Valley Food Market for several years.

          Eleanor is survived by two sons, James (Jeanine) and Thomas (Kelly); three grandchildren, Marleena (Michael) Korver, and Kyle and Donald Lightfoote; sister, Mary (John) Purdy; aunt, Margaret Johnson; and brother-in-law, Charles “Dick” Lightfoote.

          She was predeceased by her husband, Donald in 1984; her parents, James and Mary Seaman Hickox; one son and one daughter.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the family.
         

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Geneva- Ronald E. Cramer, Sr., 91, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015.

          Friends may call Saturday (Nov. 7th) from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Military Honors. Burial will be in Limestone Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Finger Lakes Ambulance, 20 Crane St., Clifton Springs, NY 14432.

          Ron was a World War II Army veteran. He received 3 Battle Stars, a Purple Heart, World War II Victory Medal, and New York State Service Cross. Ron was a member of the American Legion and the V.F.W.

          Ron worked at Ventron in Bradford, PA, and at Case Cutlery. He retired in 1986.

          Ron is survived by his wife, Frieda Senack Cramer; seven children, Ron (Linda) Cramer, Jr., Don (Lorraine) Cramer, Shirley (Steve) Carter, Larry Cramer, Bob (Rich Groat) Cramer, Phyllis (Max) Colley and Karen (Jeff) Kinnan; five step-children, Leon, Elwin and Larry Tears, Sylvia (Larry) Ansley and Gerda (Bill) Smith; over 100 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

          Ron was predeceased by his first wife, Viola B. Silvernail Cramer; brother, Frank; sister, Lil; daughter, Cheryl (Bill) Bardy; step-son, Oliver Tears, granddaughter, April Mitchell and grandsons, Dana and Daniel Cramer.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Cramer family.
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Brady L. Rouse, Jr.    1943 – 2015

Rushville- Brady Rouse, age 72, died Oct. 21, 2015.

          Friends may call Friday (Oct. 30th) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday (Oct. 31st) at 11 a.m. at the Rushville Congregational Church.
Burial, with Navy Military Honors, will be held at Rushville Cemetery.

          In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Marcus Whitman Color Guard Alumni, c/o Barb Dunham, P.O. Box 143, Rushville, NY 14454.

          Brady served in the U.S. Navy from 1966 to 1968. He credited the military for his teaching tech and demand for doing things right.

          Brady is known for his lifelong work with area Winterguards, Drum Corps and Bands. He began in 1962 as a fill-in base drummer with the Shortsville Shamrocks, and then became a visual tech for the Shortsville Shamrocks and Dynamic Duo. Brady worked with the Syracuse Brigadiers, the Auburn Purple Lancers Drum Corps, the Nazareth Academy Cadet Guard, Greece Cadets before coming to Marcus Whitman. In 1977, he started the Marcus Whitman Winterguard and Band, and led them to the WGI Finals for 9 consecutive years. In 1982 the Marcus Whitman Winterguard won the WGI High School Championships. Brady led Guards to numerous Finals, Regionals and Championships. The list of schools he worked with, and the awards he helped them win, are too numerous to list. Brady also was a local and national Clinician and Adjudicator.

          Brady is survived by his step-mother, Gerelda Rouse; brothers, Tracy (Janice) Rouse and Wayne (Judy) Rouse; sister, Linda (Terry) Kirby; several nieces and nephews; many, many friends, including special friend, Barbara Dunham; and the numerous “Brady Girls” he led and influenced over his career.

          Brady was predeceased by his mother, Eleanor Boise; his father, Brady Rouse, Sr.; and his friend, Bruce McCready.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the family.

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Penn Yan – Audrey A. Jensen, age 85, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at her home.

          Friends may call Wednesday (Oct. 28th) from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday (Oct. 29th) at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva, NY 14456.

          Audrey was the daughter of the late Frank and Mildred Osterkamp Burgess. She graduated from Gorham High School in 1948, and from the Rochester General Hospital School of Nursing in 1953. Audrey retired from the V.A. Medical Center in Canandaigua in 1991. She was a member of the Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Hall.

          Audrey is survived by one brother, Rodney (Linda) Burgess; one sister, Beverly Connor; sister-in-law, Marjorie Haege; and several nieces and nephews.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for Audrey’s family.

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John W. Block    1926 – 2015
          WWII Army Air Corps
          Retired Canandaigua Academy teacher
          Former Mayor of Rushville
 
Rushville- John W. Block, 89, died peacefully Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, at his home.

          Friends may call Wednesday (Oct. 28th) from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Crosswinds Wesleyan Church, 3360 Middle Cheshire Rd., Canandaigua. A Memorial Service will follow at 3 p.m.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance, 817 Rte. 245, Middlesex, NY 14507.

          John served in the Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1946. He was a teacher at Canandaigua Academy until his retirement in 1985.     Active in local politics, John was a former Mayor of the Village of Rushville, and a former Trustee. He had been a Marcus Whitman School Board Member, and a member of the Rushville Lions Club.
John was a life member of the American Legion and a Life & Endowment member of the National Rifle Association. He loved hunting, fishing and boating. John spent 18 winters in Florida. He also spent summers at his Chamount Bay cottage.

          John is survived by his wife of 29 years, Mary; two sons, Kurt (Debbie) Block and Eric Block; one grandson, Derek Block; five step-children, Lynn (Bill) Williams, Joan (Paul) Mitchell, John (Helen) Hobart, Lee Hobart and Bill (Pam) Hobart;  12 grandchildren, Stacy (Bill) Hughes, Oliver (Venise) Williams IV, Jennifer (Michael) DiSpigna, Dana (Elizabeth) Mitchell, David Hobart, Lonnie Gardner, Tammy (Rick) Brewer, Josh Hobart, Danielle Hobart, Ryan (Danielle) Hobart, Nathan Hobart and Matthew Hobart; and 12 great-grandchildren, Ashley and William Hughes, Victoria, Olivia and Oliver Williams V, Christian, Elizabeth and Laura DiSpigna, Patrick Mitchell, Mika Hobart,  Beth Ann Coleates and Kaylee Hobart.

          John was predeceased by his first wife, Lynne;  one son, Thomas Block; daughter-in-law, Mary Beth Hobart; and grandson, Michael Hobart.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Block family.

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Robert A. Noaker, Sr.  1935 - 2015
 
Gorham- Robert A. Noaker, Sr., 80, died Oct. 23, 2015 at the Ontario Center.

          A Memorial Service will be held Saturday (Oct. 31st) at 2 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.

          Memorial contributions to Mercy Flight, 2420 Brickyard Rd., Canandaigua, NY 14424.

          Bob was the son of the late Roland and Ruth Noaker. He graduated from Canandaigua Academy in 1953. Bob served in the U.S. Army Reserves for 23 years.

        Bob was a man of many talents and interests. He was a mechanic and garage owner, and operated heavy equipment. Bob built race engines and stock cars, and was an avid Nascar fan. He was an airplane pilot with a private landing strip. He also enjoyed model planes, and enjoyed his Adirondack Camp. Bob was a gunsmith who had worked at Creekside Gun Shop and later at Shoe’s Gun Shop. He also competed in handgun target shooting.

          Bob is survived by his wife, Dorothy; five children, Cindy (Andreas) Klein, Robert (Tammy) Noaker, Jr., Kevin (Laurie) Noaker, Dan Noaker and Kelly (Larry) Wachs; brother, Terry (Karen) Noaker; two step-daughters, Cindy (William) Spencer and Susan Cofield; step-daughter-in-law, Julie Harris; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.

          He was predeceased by two step-sons, Terry Harris and Bruce Harris.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Noaker family.

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Hall-  Norma Jean (Jones) Middleton, age 86, passed away October 7, 2015 at her home in Benton, KY.
 
A Funeral service was held on October 11, 2015 at Collier Funeral Chapel in Benton, KY .
Burial was in Little Church Cemetery, Stanley, NY.

Memorial contributions may be given to the First Missionary Baptist Church, 100 W. 13th St., Benton, KY 42025 or the The Gideons International, Marshall County Camp, P.O. Box 206, Benton, KY 42025.

Norma Jean’s parents were Reed and Emily (Lee) Jones and step-mother, Fannie Jones.
Born July 8, 1929 in Dearborn, MI, she was raised in Marshall County, KY. Norma Jean lived in Washington, DC for 30 years where she worked for the Federal Government and retired in 1986. She moved back to KY in 1988.


Norma Jean was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church of Benton, KY, an auxiliary member of Gideons International, an auxiliary member of Marshall County Hospital, and a member of NARFE.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Middleton; step-daughter, Ann Middleton Peters; step-son, John R. Middleton;, step-grandson, Tres Middleton; and step-brother, James Elkins.


Norma jean is survived by sister, Janice Jones Darnall, Benton, KY; step-sister, Joann Galloway, Calhoun, KY; step-brother, Bob Elkins, Benton, KY; daughter-in-law, Carol Middleton, Winston-Salem, NC; son-in-law, Bob Peters, Apopka, FL; step-granddaughter, Elisabeth Peters Myrick, and step great-grandchildren, Kendall and Jack Myrick, Sanford, FL; and several special nieces, nephews and cousins.
 
Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Middleton family.

 

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Valerie A. Barnhardt   1955 – 2015

 
Canandaigua- Valerie  Barnhardt, 60, died Oct. 4, 2015, at Strong Memorial Hospital.

          Friends may call Saturday (Oct. 17th) from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service follows at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Stanley-Gorham-Hall Ambulance, P.O. Box 41, Gorham, NY 14461; or to the Gorham Fire Dept., P.O. Box 174, Gorham, NY 14461.

          Valerie was the daughter of the late Raymond Chappelle and Betty Mitchell. She had worked for J.C. Penney for several years, but was mainly a full-time homemaker. Valerie loved the out-of-doors, especially the Potter State Lands. She loved camping, hunting and fishing. For relaxation, Valerie enjoyed coloring.

          Valerie is survived by her husband of 42 years, Roger; daughter, Tammy (Corey) Kolz; three granddaughters, Mackenzie, Adrianna and Dalanie Kolz; brother, John Chappelle and sister, Ramona (George) Smith; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sandra (Richard) Helstrom, Dorene (Charles0 Frost, Veralyn Noble, Elaine Johnson, Geraldine Frere, Robert (Sandra Hill) Barnhardt, Katrina (Michael) Calkins and Lisa (Scott) Smith; and many nieces and nephews.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Barnhardt family.

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Hall- Robert E. Chapin, 79, passed into the presence of his Lord and  Savior on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015.

          Friends may call Friday (Oct. 2nd) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday (Oct. 3rd) at 11 a.m. at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Penn Yan. Burial will be in Little Church Cemetery, with Military Honors.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Golisano Children’s Hospital, 150 Crittenden Blvd., Rochester, NY 14642; or to the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 332 Main St., Penn Yan, NY 14527.

          Bob was the son of the late Everett and Daphne Sloan Chapin. He served in the U.S. Army. Bob was retired from Agway in Geneva, and from Marcus Whitman Central School. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Bob was also a Yankees, Syracuse University and Buffalo Bills fan.

          Bob is survived by his wife of  58 years, Charlotte; six children, JoAnne Rosato, Robert M. (Kimberly) Chapin, Ronald A. (Jess) Chapin, Scott (Marcia) Chapin, Diane (Dale) Foster and Rebecca (Mark) Catlin; 26 grandchildren, Melony (Anthony) Trementozzi, Elizabeth Rosato, Jenny (Kyle) Krenzer, Samuel (Ciara) Rosato, Jr., Jesse David Rosato, Valorie Rosato, Catherine Rosato, James Rosato, Aimee Rosato and Sierra Rosato, Kayley (Roy Keppen) Chapin, Joshua Chapin and Jaimie Chapin, Wendy Chapin and Darren Chapin, Sarah (Leon Payne) Chapin, Matthew (Stephanie Corbitt) Chapin and Justin Chapin, Shawn Foster, Rachel Foster and Micaela Foster, Alyssa (Chris Lamphier) Chapin, Hope Brennan, Ethan Catlin, Emily Catlin and Ellie Catlin; 12 great-grandchildren, Giovanni and Vincenzo, Elias, Aiyanna, Onnah, Brendan and Ryley, Carter and Caleb, and Myah, Mason and Killian; two sisters, Shirley (Lawrence) Aldous and Eleanor (Arnold) Cunningham; two brothers, Donald (Deatta) Chapin and Harold Chapin; and many nieces and nephews.

          Bob was predeceased by one son-in-law, Samuel Rosato, Sr.; two great-grandsons, Maxwell Bayer and Jaxson Keppen; and one sister, Dorothy Crowe.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Chapin family.
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Rushville- Roseanne “Sandy” Cargle, 57, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 26, 2015, at her home.

          A  Memorial Service will be held.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Yates County, 1216 Rte. 14A, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

          Sandy was the daughter of the late Harold and Pearl Baylor. She had worked at the Batavia Hospital for several years. Sandy loved her pets.

          Sandy is survived by one daughter, Carrie Ann; three brothers,  Tom Westoben, John Baylor, Steve Baylor; three sisters, Donna, Michelle and Jody.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for Sandy’s family.


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Lima- Paul Warren Hartford, 67, passed peacefully at F.F.Thompson Hospital on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015.

          A Service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24th, starting at 11 a.m. at the family farm, 3885 O’Neill Rd., Lima; followed by a Memorial Carriage Drive and picnic.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Begin Again Horse Rescue, 2828 Rte. 15A, Plank Rd., Lima, NY 14485.

          Paul was born on March 26, 1948, in Malden, Massachusetts. He was a graduate of Edison Tech in Rochester, NY. Paul served proudly in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He attained the rank of Lance Corporal, and received 2 Purple Hearts.

          Paul was a stable manager at the Double Diamond Ranch in Bristol from 1971 to 1979. He enjoyed participating in Civil War Reinactments.  In 1980, he married Teresa Concannon, who predeceased him in 2012. Paul, skilled in carriage building and harness making, was also a woodworker.

          Paul is survived by one daughter, Kelly (Robert Hass) Hartford; and one granddaughter, Emily Hass.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for Paul’s family.


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Gorham- Barbara Hershey, 75, died unexpectedly Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015.

          A Celebration of her life will be held Sunday (Sept. 27th) at 2 p.m. at the Gorham Fire House on Kearney Rd.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ontario County Humane Society, 2976 County Rd. #48, Canandaigua, NY 14424.

          Barb was the daughter of the late Robert and Hazel Yarger Collins. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, animals, walking and classic cars.

          Barb is survived by her husband, Daniel Hershey; two sons, Robert Coston and Greg (Darby Perrotte) Coston; step-son, Steve (Sandy) Hershey; grandchildren, Carter Coston and Madison and Jake Hershey; mother-in-law, Adelaide Hershey; and many close friends whom she considered family.

          Barb was predeceased by 3 siblings, Robert Collins, Marlene Aldridge and Donald Collins.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Hershey and Coston families.
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Canandaigua- James M. Frere, 64, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015.

          Friends may call Saturday (Sept. 26th) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will follow at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery. A Reception will follow at the Gorham Fire House.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scout Troop 68, c/o Clifford Earl, 5281 Wabash Rd., Geneva, NY 14456.

          Jim was the son of Laurence and Clara O’Hearn Frere. He worked with his brother, Dick, at Frere Construction. Jim was an avid Nascar and Dirt Racing fan. He loved to hunt and fish. Jim was also active in the Boys Scouts for many years.

          Jim is survived by his wife of 44 years, Geraldine Barnhardt Frere; two children, Janine (Jeffrey) Vaughan of Massachusetts and Jamie Richard Frere of Canandaigua; four grandchildren, Casey Vaughan, Trevor Vaughan, Dakota Frere and Chase Frere; his mother, Clara O’Hearn Frere of Canandaigua; two brothers, Lawrence Alan Frere and Richard C. (Jacque) Frere, both of Canandaigua; and several nieces and nephews.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Frere family.

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Geneva- LuAnn S. Dunham, 61, lost her battle with cancer on September 13, 2015 and went to be with her Lord.

          A Graveside service will be held Friday (Sept. 25th) at 2 p.m. at Whitney Cemetery, Co. Rd. #4, Seneca Castle, NY. Rev. Dale Andrews will officiate.

          LuAnn was the daughter of the late Walter E. Jaycox and Nellie H. (VanDeusen) Jaycox. She attended the Assembly of God Church in Geneva.

          LuAnn is survived by her husband of 35 years, Donald Dunham; daughter, Chantelle (Fred) Bouchey of FL; grandson, Dillon Bouchey; four brothers, Millard “Bud” (Joyce) Conger, Walter (Linda) Jaycox, Jr., Charles Jaycox and Kenneth (Sharyl) Jaycox; one sister, Lillian Gould; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Dunham Family.
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Gorham- Wilbur T. Coons, 77, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.
          In keeping Wilbur’s wishes, there will be no prior calling hours or services. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date more information can be gathered by contacting Michelle (Shelly) at shenehan1@gmail.com.
          Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 3500 Winton Place, Suite 4, Rochester, NY 14623.
          Wilbur is the son of the late Walter and Mabel Davis Coons. Wilbur was known for his practical jokes and sense of humor. He loved to read and had a great admiration for his family who he spent great time with and especially his grandchildren.
          Wilbur is predeceased by two sisters and three brothers.
          He is survived by his wife, Anna Coons; three children, Shelly (Brendan) Henehan, Mark Coons and Marilyn (Ron) Gentle; 7 grandchildren, Cody Henehan, Trevor Henehan, Logan Henehan, Brittany Slagle, Brett Slagle, Donavan Paddock and Alivia Paddock; one great-grandchild, Hannah Gayhart; three sisters, Nora Johnston, Carol (Dick) Perry and Kay Coons; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
          Arrangements by the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.
Visit www.kenperkinsfuenralhome.com to send a condolence to the Coons family.


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 Geneva- LuAnn S. Dunham, 61, lost her battle with cancer on September 13, 2015 and went to be with her Lord.
            Service information will announced at a later day.
                        LuAnn is the daughter of the late Walter E. Jaycox and Nellie H. (VanDusen) Jaycox.
            She is survived by her husband, David Dunham; daughter, Chantelle (Fred) Bouchey of FL; grandson, Dillion Bouchey; five brothers, Millard (Joyce) Conger, Walter (Linda) Jaycox, Jr., Charles, Kenneth (Charyl) and Lillian (Irving) Gould; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.
            Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Dunham Family.

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Stanley/Canandaigua- Ruth Richie, 93, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, at the Hospeace House in Naples.
          Friends may call Saturday (September 19th) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A funeral Service will follow at 3 p.m.
          Memorial contributions may be made to Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva, NY 14456.
          Ruth is the daughter of the late Laurids and Elise Bjornlund Pedersen.
          Ruth is survived by her four children, Lorraine Herbert, Bonnie (Paul) Perot, Susie (David) Dubler and Chuck (Barbara) Richie; 6 grandchildren, Sarah, Stephen and Lauren Herbert, Jenny Kocur, Thom (Su) Perot and Katie Richie; four great-grandchildren, Nick and Emma Kocur and Kristen and Austin Perot; two brothers, Lawrence (Dona) Pedersen and Larry (Sharon) Pedersen; and several nieces and nephews.
          Ruth was predeceased by her grandson, Charley Dubler in 1995; and by two brothers, William and Kenneth Pedersen.
Ruth was born in Benton Center and raised in Flint. She attended Flint School and then Gorham High School, where she graduated near the top of her class. She then went on to receive a business certificate at Rochester Business School.
While she raising her children in Gorham, she was known for her seamstress, catering, and wedding coordination accomplishments, drove school bus and did courier service for BOCES, waitressed and worked as a teller in a local bank.
After her children were grown, she cofounded Camp in The Woods on Lake to Lake Road, Stanley, where she continued organizing and catering special events. She was especially well known for her amazing annual cookie bazaar.
Ruth lived through significant time periods from recalling zeppelins flying low over her family’s farm and circus trains in Geneva to today’s modern world and she lived life to the fullest.
She was a world traveler and avid bird watcher who loved to cook, garden and spend time with her family.
But most of all, she was a wonderful mother, mother in law, grandmother and great grandmother and is deeply missed by all.
Rest in peace Mom, we love you.
Family and friends are invited to a celebratory memorial reception at the Canandaigua Wegmans from 4-6 pm immediately following the funeral.
          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Richie family.
 

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Gorham- Lloyd North, 87, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at his home.
          In keeping with Lloyd’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. Services with military honors will be at the family’s convenience.
          Donations may be made to the Stanley-Hall-Gorham Ambulance, P.O. Box 41, Gorham, NY 14461.
          Lloyd was proud to be a farmer. He was in the fields right up until the day before his passing. He and Mary bought the farm in 1956, after Lloyd served his country in the Korean War. He came home a decorated veteran. His life was his farm.
          Lloyd was predeceased by his wife, Mary. Lloyd is survived by his son, Jeff and daughter-in-law, Debbie; daughters, Pam Mandrino and Patty Rathbun; and special son-in-law, Don Mandrino, all of Canandaigua; and grandsons, Jonathan Rathbun and Christopher (Kim) Mandrino. He is also survived by brothers, Robert North and Albert North of Penn Yan; many nieces and nephews; and cousins.
          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the North family.
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Penn Yan/Potter – Patricia A. Guiles, 73, died on August 28, 2015 at the Keuka Comfort Care Home in Penn Yan.

          A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 19th at 11 a.m. at the Yatesville United Methodist Church.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Guiles Family, c/o Brenda Norman, 4571 Simmons Rd., Middlesex, NY 14507.

          Born in Penn Yan, Patricia was the daughter of the late Lloyd Parsons and Helen Smith Parsons. She worked at the Canandaigua V.A. Medical Center in the 1980’s. Patricia enjoyed her garden and canning it’s produce.

          Patricia is survived by four children, Brenda (Thomas) Norman, Rosemarie Ann (Sam) Trippi, Eugene Guiles and Joseph Guiles; 10 grandchildren: Wyatt (Allie) Merrill and Priscilla Merrill, Craig (Gwen) Hargrave and Salvatore Trippi, Cory Guiles and Shawn Guiles, and Brittany, Josh, Garrett and Dominique Guiles; 6 great-grandchildren; five brothers: Richard Parsons, Ray (Mary) Sanderson, Ronnie (Cindy) Sanderson, Gary (Holly) Parsons and Steven (Shawnna) Parsons; and one sister, Wanda Spears.
          Patricia was predeceased by her sister, Janet Walton.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Guiles family.
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Gorham- Richard H. Stape, 86, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, at his home.

          A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Penn Yan.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1120 South Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620.

          Dick was the son of the late Milford and Marie Voak Stape. He was retired from B&G in Seneca Castle.

          Dick is survived by his wife, Marian “Mame”; daughter, Susan (Ron) Hess; son, Gary (Rusty) Stape; granddaughter, Stacey (Larry) Feenaughty; two great-granddaughters, Jessica Picchi and Jaime Cook; step-son, Dale (Cheryl) Fitzwater; step-daughters, Betty and Melanie; brother, Ken Stape; sister, Doris (Bob) Phalen; sisters-in-law, Betty Shaner and Janet Shaner; and several nieces and nephews.

          Dick was predeceased by his wife, Mary.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Stape family.
 
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Stanley- Gerard Robert Schmidt, 60, died suddenly on September 7, 2015.

Friends may call Friday (Sept. 11th) from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home, 2583 E. Main St.,  Gorham, NY.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday (Sept. 12th) at 11 a.m. at St. Theresa's Church, 2050 Main  St., Stanley, NY.

Recently Gerard was an active bike rider and was looking forward to the National MS Society’s “Bike MS” ride in Rochester, NY.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to Gerard’s ride at www.bikems.org  or donate directly to the National MS Society,  1000 Elmwood Ave., Suite 900, Rochester, NY 14620.

            Born in Buffalo, NY, Gerard moved with his family to Chili, NY when he was 12 years old.  After graduating from Churchville-Chili HS in 1973 he enlisted in the Marine Corp.  After active duty, Gerard returned to NY with his family and worked at Griffin Technology for 20 years.  Most recently he was proudly working with veterans at the VA Medical Center in Canandaigua.  As a resident of Stanley, NY for over 30 years, Gerard was an active member of St. Theresa’s (Our Lady of the Lakes) Parish.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, an active blood donor and organizer for the Red Cross, and volunteered many years for the Boy Scouts.  Gerard was also a lifelong Buffalo Bills fan.  He lived and loved life to the fullest and could always be counted on to have a big smile on his face. 

Gerard will be deeply missed by his wife of 40 years, Cathy; children, Gerard (Beth) of Pittsburgh, PA, James of Norwalk, CT, Daniel (Laura) of Havertown, PA, and Angela (Blane) Lightfoote  of Stanley, NY;  grandchildren, Wyatt and Julia; brothers, Donald (Linda) and Randy (Patti); sister, Susan; in-laws, Richard and Mary Tytler; and several nieces and nephews.
 
Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Schmidt family.
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Nelson A. McKee  1948 - 2015

Potter- Nelson A. McKee, 67, died Sept. 5, 2015 at his home.

          Memorial contributions may be sent to the Potter Volunteer Fire Dept., 1255 Phelps Rd., Middlesex, NY 14507; or Humane Society of Yates County1216 Rte. 14A., Penn Yan, NY 14527.

          Nelson was the son of the late James and Margaret McKee. He retired from Victor Insulator in 2014.

          Nelson is survived by his wife, Diana McKee; three sons, Sean (Kalan) McKee, Shannon McKee and David (Kim) Cruttenden; one daughter, Kelly Cruttenden; six grandchildren, Cara, Seth, Margaret and Lydia McKee; Eli (Julie) McKee and Mikayla Cruttenden; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Tom Howe; and sister-in-law, Jean McKee Cavanaugh.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the McKee family.
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Geneva- David E. Fagan, 67, went Home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, after a lengthy illness. God evidenced His supportive and caring grace each and every day. Through the loving care of the Ontario-Yates Hospice nurses and nurses aides, David was able to stay in his home, which was the desire of his heart.  Much gratitude is expressed to two faithful friends, Robb and Ross Pitkin, who sacrificially visited David each and every day.

          A private Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held at Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Pastor Chris Taylor of Crosswinds Wesleyan Church will officiate.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva, NY 14456; Crosswinds Wesleyan Church, 3360 Middle Cheshire Rd., Canandaigua, NY 14424; or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

          David served his country heroically as a Navy Seabee during the Vietnam War. He had owned and operated Fagan Construction for many years. In the 1980’s, David pastored The True Vine Bible Chapel, which he started in the family home as a sister fellowship of Maranantha Bible Chapel in Horseheads.

          David is survived by his wife of 43 years, Linda Scudder Fagan; two daughters, Rebecca (Rob Neal) Fagan and Saralynn (Adam) Farley; two sons, Benjamin Fagan and Joseph Fagan; four grandchildren, Isabella Fagan, Charley and Chase Neal and Jasmine Farley; four sisters, Joanne (George) Porto, Susan (Jeff) Star, Colleen (Dick) Saetta and Kathy (Joe) Bello; mother-in-law, Helen Hayes Scudder; sisters-in-law, Cheryl (John) Quealy and Pamela Price; and several nieces and nephews.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a message of condolence for the Fagan family.

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Gorham- Patricia A. Smith, 77, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at The Homestead in Penn Yan.

          Services will be private and at the convenience of the family, with burial in Glenwood Cemetery in Geneva.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Yates County, 1216 Rte. 14A, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

          Patricia is survived by her husband, Robert C. Smith; two sons, John (Teresa) Smith and Robert (Dawn) Smith; daughter-in-law, Bambi Smith; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; two brothers, John (Doris) Bagshaw and Wesley (Barbara) Bagshaw; and several nieces and nephews.

          She was predeceased by her daughter, Connie Lynn Smith; and by her son, Curtis Smith.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Smith family
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Gorham- Lloyd North, 87, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at his home.

          In keeping with Lloyd’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. Services with military honors will be at the family’s convenience.

          Donations may be made to the Stanley-Hall-Gorham Ambulance, P.O. Box 41, Gorham, NY 14461.

          Lloyd was proud to be a farmer. He was in the fields right up until the day before his passing. He and Mary bought the farm in 1956, after Lloyd served his country in the Korean War. He came home a decorated veteran. His life was his farm.

          Lloyd was predeceased by his wife, Mary. Lloyd is survived by his son, Jeff and daughter-in-law, Debbie; daughters, Pam Mandrino and Patty Rathbun; and special son-in-law, Don Mandrino, all of Canandaigua; and grandsons, Jonathan Rathbun and Christopher (Kim) Mandrino. He is also survived by brothers, Robert North and Albert North of Penn Yan; many nieces and nephews; and cousins.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the North family.



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Penn Yan/Potter- Patricia A. Guiles, 73, died on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 at the Keuka Comfort Care Home in Penn Yan.

          A Memorial service will be held at time to be announced.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Guiles Family, c/o Brenda Norman, 4571 Simmons Rd., Middlesex, NY 14507.

          Born in Penn Yan, Patricia was the daughter of the late Lloyd Parsons and Helen Smith Parsons. Patricia worked at the Canandaigua V.A. Medical Center in the 1980's. She enjoyed gardening and canning.

          Patricia is survived by her four children, Brenda (Thomas) Norman, Rosemarie Ann (Sam) Trippi, Eugene Guiles and Joseph Guiles; 10 grandchildren: Wyatt (Allie) Merrill and Priscilla Merrill, Craig (Gwen) Hargrave and Salvatore Trippi, Cory Guiles and Shawn Guiles, and Brittany, Josh, Garrett and Dominique Guiles; 6 great-grandchildren; five brothers: Richard Parsons, Ray (Mary) Sanderson, Ronnie (Cindy) Sanderson, Gary (Holly) Parsons and Steven Parsons; and one sister, Wanda Spears.

          Patricia was predeceased by her sister, Janet Walton.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Guiles Family.
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Rushville- Valeska M. Smith, 78, died August 15, 2015.

          Services will be private.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance, 817 Rte. 245, Middlesex, NY 14507.

          Valeska was born in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late David Zimmet and Frances Hennessey Zimmet. She married her husband, William R. Smith on May 12, 1955.

          Valeska was a wonderful homemaker. She enjoyed sewing and cooking.

          Valeska is survived by her husband of 60 years, William “Bill” Smith; son, Glenn Smith; daughters, Valeska K. (Rueben) Smith-Soliz and Yvonne (Craig) Snyder; six grandchildren, Nathaniel Clay, Joshua Clay, Dylan Soliz, Trent L. Snyder, Lee Michael Smith and Falynne Marie Smith; five great-grandchildren, Kaleigh Nicole Clay, Valleen Clay, Jayden Lynn Clay, Karter James Soliz and Jaxson Lee Snyder; and sister, Alexa (William) Waldron.

          She was predeceased by son, Lee W. Smith in 1984.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome to send a condolence to the Smith family.

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Hall- Madelene McCaig Christensen, 96, of Casco, Maine, died August 10, 2015, at the Casco Inn Residential Care Facility.

          A private burial will be in Little Church Cemetery, Stanley, at the convenience of the family.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Congregational United Church of Christ, Box 56, Hall, NY 14463.

          Madelene was born at home in Ferguson Corners, daughter of Robert and Winifred Wilson McCaig. She graduated from Penn Yan Academy and was a member of the Union Congregational United Church of Christ, Hall, NY.

          Madelene was a hairdresser until she was 80 years old, working out of her shop at home, on the Robson Farm.  She worked as an Election Inspector for the Town of Seneca for several years, and was a member of the Town of Seneca Historical Society. She was also a member of the Embroidery Circle and the “Lunch Bunch.”

          In 2002, Madelene moved to Windham, Maine to be closer to her daughter and niece. When she was in her 80’s she learned how to  use a computer (thanks to her niece, Peggy) to keep in touch with friends and family.

          Madelene is survived by her daughter, June Christensen Dowling of Ocean Park, ME; her son, Robert (Jeannine) Christensen of Hall, NY; two granddaughters, Marisa (Christopher) Washburn of Windham, ME, and Jennifer (David) Sisten of Coral Springs, FL; three great-grandchildren, Cole and Ella Washburn and Kaleigh Sisten; her brother, Carl McCaig of Gorham, NY; and several nieces and nephews.

          Madelene was predeceased by two brothers, Glenn and Richard McCaig; and two sisters, Doris Shumaker and Anita Shafer.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Christensen family.

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Hall/Canandaigua- William J. Austin, 87, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at Hospeace House in Naples.

          Friends may call Friday (August 14th) from 7 to 9 p.m.; and Saturday (August 15th) from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Burial will be in Number Nine Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to provide Seneca Waterways Council BSA, 2320 Brighton-Henrietta Townline Rd., Rochester, NY 14623 (designate for Camperships); or to Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva, NY 14456.

          Bill was the son of the late John D. and Arlene Cowell Austin. He graduated from Alfred College, with a degree in Agriculture. Bill was a farmer all his life. He owned and operated Austin Farms on Austin Road near Hall. After retirement, he started William’s Wicker, selling antiques and caning chair seats.

          Active in his community, Bill served as a Deacon for the Hall United Church of Christ; was a past-Master of the Rushville Masonic Lodge #377. He was a long-time member of the Hall Volunteer Fire Department. Bill was a past-Director of the Windmill in Penn Yan.

         Bill was active in the farm community, was a past-President and Director of Yates County Holstein Club, past-Director of Ontario County Dairy Herd Improvement Association, Ontario County A.I. Co-op, and Pro-Fac Farm Co-op.

       The Boy Scouts were an important part of Bill’s life. He was a Hall Boy Scout Troop Committee member and Merit Badge Counselor for four decades. Bill was also a member of Optimist International, North West Oakland Optimist Club, Highland, MI.

       Bill served as President of the Wilcox Lane Sr. Citizen’s Club in Canandaigua during 2012; and was a volunteer “grandparent” at the Child Development Center at Wilcox Lane.

          Bill is survived by four children, Lisa (Richard Russell) Austin, Ph.D., George W. Austin, Gladie (Patty Newell) Austin and Cheri’ Shelton; one grandson, Gabriel Shelton; the mother of his children, Joan Martin Austin Backer; his sister, Jane Austin Johnson; and two nephews, Paul Johnson and Carl Johnson. He was predeceased by his brother-in-law, C. David  Johnson.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave condolences for the Austin Family.

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Margaret J. Chappell 1938 – 2015
 
Hopewell- Margaret J. Randall Chappell, 76, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

          Services and burial will be private and at the convenience of her family

          Memorial contributions may be made to F.F. Thompson Foundation,(note: Sands Cancer Center Patient Fund), 350 Parrish St., Canandaigua, NY 14424.

          Margaret was the daughter of the late Raymond F. Randall and Gladys Cummings Randall. She was the 2nd of five children. Her brother, Frank, now deceased, was the oldest. Then came Margaret, followed by Raymond, Edie and Robert. Margaret married Stephen E. Chappell in May of 1959. Their son, Stephen W., was born in 1962.

          Margaret began working at a restaurant at Roseland when she was 16, and worked their seasonally for many years.  She had also worked at the Notre Dame Retreat House and at Labelon. Her last job was at the Canandaigua V.A. Medical Center in dietetics. She retired from the V.A. in 2000 after 28 years of service.

          Margaret and Stephen were always together. They enjoyed raising coon hounds and traveling to participate in coon dog field trials. Margaret enjoyed annual multi-day trips to the State Fair. She also enjoyed going to the Finger Lakes Race Track, and Casino, where she was lucky at playing the slot machines.  Margaret was always up for a trip and an adventure.

          Margaret loved the out of doors. She enjoyed hunting and fishing, and could cook delicious meals from the fish and game she harvested. Margaret and Stephen E. also had a big garden, and she canned and froze their produce.

          Most of all, Margaret loved her family. She was devoted to her husband and son; and was close to her sister and brothers and their children. The “cousins” were raised almost like one family. After retirement, Margaret continued her close contact with her sister and brothers, enjoying frequent get-togethers for coffee at McDonalds or the V.A.

          Margaret is survived by her husband of 56 years, Stephen E. Chappell; one son, Stephen W. Chappell; sister, Edie Goodenow; two brothers, Raymond E. Randall and Robert (Sharon) Randall; and several nieces and nephews.

          She was predeceased by her brother, Frank Randall.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the Chappell family.

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Bob Rought

 

In remembering Bob Rought (Mar. 22, 1958 – July 18, 2015)

please join Debbie Easton Rought and family for a happy-casual memorial

on Saturday (August 8th) from 3 to 7 p.m. at their home (115 Mertz Rd., Middlesex).

Snacks and memories to be shared.

Bob never believed in saying good-bye. He always said, “See ya.”


 

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John “Charlie” Page    1951 – 2015

Owner of Charlie Page IBA Farm Supply

Loving husband, father, grandfather
Beloved son
Honorable man

Gorham- John “Charlie” Page, 64, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Saturday, July 18, 2015.

          Friends may call Thursday (July 23rd) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday (July 24th) at 11 a.m. at the Rushville United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Charlie’s memory to the Aloquin United Methodist Church, c/o Judy Mott, 2819 Rte. 5&20, Stanley, NY 14561; or to Ontario County Farm Bureau / Fun on the Farm, c/o NY Farm Bureau, District 3 Regional Office, 7413 County House Rd., Auburn, NY 13021.

          Charlie was the son of Emma Fox Page and the late Clair Page. On March 29, 1975, he married Jeanne Leach at the Rushville United Methodist Church.  He was involved in farming for his entire life. Charlie was the well-respected, honorable owner of Charlie Page IBA Farm Supply. He loved family, farming and fishing. Charlie was also member of the Aloquin United Methodist Church.

          Charlie is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jeanne Page; daughter, Monica (Scott) Little; son, Benjamin (Kim Smith) Page; two grandsons, Tyler Little and Evan Little; his mother, Emma Page; two sisters; two brothers-in-law; and nieces and nephews.

          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave condolences for the Page family.
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Robert J. “Bob” Rought   1958 - 2015
  
Middlesex- Robert J. “Bob” Rought, 57, passed away unexpectedly July 18, 2015.

          Per Bob’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or service. There will be a Celebration of his life, at a future date to be announced.

          In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 817 Route 245, Middlesex, NY 14507.

          Bob had worked in construction most of his life, and currently owned his own business, Rought Trucking.

          Bob is survived by his wife, Debbie Easton Rought; one son, Heath Rought (Holly Miller); two grandsons, Hayden and Connor;  several siblings, including sister, Carol Rought and brother, Bill Rought; father and mother-in-law, Harry and Eleanor Easton; brother-in-law, David (Penne) Easton; sister-in-law, Grace Williams; several nieces and nephews, including Ashley Easton Baker (Kyle), David Easton (Paula) and Maggie Rought; and many special close friends.

          Predeceased by his brother, Richard Williams.

          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to leave condolences for the Rought family.

 
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 Rushville- David E. Johnson age 71, died Sunday, July 12, 2015 at his home, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

 Family and friends may call Wednesday (July 15th) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. Burial with full Military Honors will be in Rushville Cemetery, at the convenience of the family.

Dave was a graduate of Middlesex Central School in 1962 and a graduate of Alfred State College in 1965, with an Associate’s Degree in Agriculture. David was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving from 1965-1967 as a Special Forces Green Beret.
Dave owned Johnson’s Joint in Rushville until his retirement in 2013. He also owned and operated a farm on Blodgett Road until 1988. David worked construction for 3 years and was also employed as a truck driver, specializing in oversized loads for several years.

 Dave was a member of the Penn Yan American Legion, Johnson-Costello Post #335, and the Naples V.F.W. James F. Moore Post # 8726.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Penn Yan American Legion, P.O. Box 362, Penn Yan, NY 14527; or the Naples V.F.W.

David is survived by four children; Alan (Sherri Starr) Johnson, Jodi (Paul Milton) Johnson, Tammy (Daniel Fox) Johnson and Jordann Johnson; eleven grandchildren, Travis Leo, Joey Johnson, Chelsea Johnson, Cody Reik, Austin Reik, Joshua Bourne, Alan Mack, Ally Mack, Olivia Fox, Dana Fox and Matthew Fox; and sister, Bette Ann Johnson.

Dave was predeceased by one brother, Earl Johnson.

To leave condolences for the Johnson family visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.


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Bellona- Augustus Theodore Curtiss ,“Gus” as known by his friends and family, passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2015, after a long, brave struggle with ALS.

           A Memorial Service will be held at the Bellona Presbyterian Church, Pre Emption Road, Bellona, New York,on Saturday (July 18th) at 2 p.m.  A Private Family Burial will be held at the Bellona Cemetery.

           Donations in memory of Gus Curtiss may be made to  Ontario-Yates Hospice (75 Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva, N Y 14456),  The Bellona Fire Department (P.O. Box 87,  Bellona, NY 14415};  The Bellona Cemetery (P.O. Box 84, Bellona, NY 14415)  or The ALS Association of Rochester, New York .

           Gus was born on August 21, 1934 in Norfolk, Connecticut, to the late Albert and Elizabeth (Manville) Curtiss. Gus enlisted in the Army as a Military Police Officer on February 29, 1956.   While stationed at the Military Police Security Detachment Unit (9399-3) Seneca Ordinance Depot in Romulus, New York, Gus met his one and only true love, Madeline Iddings, whom he married on November 29, 1959.

            Gus was later employed by the N.Y.S. Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, NY. He retired after 27 years of dedicated and tireless commitment to his job, which anyone who knew Gus would expected nothing less.
Gus was well known for his volunteerism in his community.  He became involved with his local fire department in Bellona, NY, in 1963 to the present.  He was the Chief of the Bellona Fire Department from 1967-1969, 1974-1977 and 1980-1982. He served as 2nd Assistant Chief from 1983-1985. He was the Yates County Deputy Fire Coordinator for Town of Benton (Car 2) from 1965 to September 2008; Past Treasurer of the Yates County Fire Association; and Past Treasurer of the Northern Central Fire Association, where he was an honorary life member.

             Gus also made the time to be a past Commissioner for the Yates County Junior Football League.  He was currently on the Board for the Bellona Cemetery.  He was a busy man, a dedicated man, but was always ready to lend a helping hand to his family, neighbors and many friends.

             Gus is survived by his beloved wife, Madeline Iddings Curtiss; his loving children, Elizabeth Curtiss (friend, Richard Milczarski) and Theodore Curtiss, and his wife, Kathleen;  his four cherished grandchildren, Eric Vanhemel (Jessica), Stephen Curtiss, Ashley Curtiss and Kaitlyn Hamm.; and his sister, Eleanor Ellert of Connecticut, whom he loved dearly. He is also survived by 3 sisters-in-law, Joan Carpenter, Diane Miller, and Jane Beattie; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great -nephews; and two great-great-nephews.

              Gus’ friendly manner, sense of humor, which he used to comfort all of us throughout this journey, and generous soul will be greatly missed and forever remembered by all who were privileged to have known him.  He may have passed on from this world, but his spirit will remain forever in our hearts. 
  
              The family would like to thank their mother (grandmother), Madeline, for her love, compassion, patience and care for their father (grandfather).  The family would also like to thank Ontario-Yates Hospice, and especially Hospice Nurse Karen Strickland.  The family would also like to thank Patricia Milczarski, and Phyllis and Bob Johnson.

          To send a condolence to Gus’ family, please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

 
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Geneva- Louise Hess, 93, died July 3, 2015.

          Friends may call Thursday (July 9th) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 3 p.m.

          Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.

          Louise was the daughter of the late Lester and Gladys Smith Moffat. She worked as a Nurse’s Aide at the Grove Home in Canandaigua for many years. Louise was a former member of the Canandaigua Moose Club, and volunteered at the House of Concern in Geneva.

          Louise is survived by her son, Ronald (Sue) Hess; two daughters, Mary Wyand and Cheryl Hess; friend, Jeremy Trapp; 5 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

          She was predeceased by her husband, Stanley Hess in 1990; her sister, Irene Hagon; grandson, Thomas lee French; and great-granddaughter, Ferris Wyand.


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Gorham/Kansas- Franklyn Jay "Frank"  Keeling, 71, of Overland Park, KS, formerly of Gorham,  passed away on May 19, 2015 at Kansas City Hospice House.

               Friends may call Saturday (July 25th) from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery.

               In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Heart to Heart International, 13250 W. 98th St. Lenexa, Kansas 66215.

               Born to Guy and Grace Keeling February 7, 1944 in St. Petersburg, FL, Frank Keeling settled in Upstate New York as a child. He grew up and graduated from Gorham  High School in 1962. Frank married his high school sweetheart, Judy Bigham, in 1964 and they were just able to celebrate their 51st anniversary together in their home with their sons.

               In trying to find his way with school and initially in business, Frank attended several different universities and worked at several companies including Eastman Kodak Company and Brede Tool in Rochester, NY. He ultimately found his niche while developing a tools sales division at Iversen Lumber in Gorham, NY.

               As a Territorial Sales man at Wedge Company, he found his true life’s passion selling diamond tools for construction. In 1977 he moved to Target Products, Inc. where he served in many sales and management positions that lead to his family’s move to Kansas City, KS. In 1983, Frank co-founded Magnum Diamond and Machinery. He owned and built the company with his two sons until it was sold to Electrolux in 2000. Magnum was merged with Demus USA where Frank served as President until 2002.

               Feeling restless, and with a mind that never stops, Frank then started Precision Tractor with his sons Pat and Jeff. They continued with the company until 2008, at which time he retired. Frank continued to keep up his relationships with friends in the industry and attended trade shows up until recently in 2015.

               Frank was a world traveler, visiting the majority of Europe, Australia, The Philippines, and Mexico. He was a student of history which was highlighted by a D-Day tour through Europe. Sports were another hobby and he regularly attended Chiefs games as well as one Super Bowl (NOT THE Chiefs!!) He was an avid outdoorsman and Formula One racing enthusiast once attending the Italian Grand Prix. He was also able to attend numerous Indy 500 races.

               Frank had a lot of joy with his family (and all of their successes!). He and Judy had two sons – Pat and Jeff. Both sons have followed in his footsteps in construction, sales and share his love of the industry. They have two beautiful daughters-in-law, Cathy (Pat) and Connie (Jeff); as well as 7 joyous grandchildren – Christy, Emily and Brandon (Pat), and Aubrye, Lawson, Donovan and Darby (Jeff). Frank enjoyed spending time with all of them, sharing in their sports, hobbies, family vacations and holidays.

               Frank was a loved and respected man in business and by his friends and family. He influenced many lives with his work in the construction industry and with relationships with his family and friends. He has left his legacy and will be greatly missed by all!

               Condolences for the Keeling family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.



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Pittsford/Penn Yan - Judy Lynn Stape, age 56, passed away, Sunday, June 28, 2015 at The Shepherd Home in Penfield.

          Friends may call Sunday (July 5th) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will follow at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Penn Yan at the convenience of the family.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Shepherd Home, P.O. Box 33., Penfield, NY 14526; or to the Yatesville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 708, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

          Judy was the daughter of Margaret Chidsey Stape and the late Donald N. Stape. She was a graduate of  Penn Yan Academy (1977) and Alfred State College (1979). Judy had worked at Security Trust Bank, and more recently, for Bernard P. Donegan, Inc. in Victor.

          Judy was an avid quilter and operated a business, J K Quilts.

          Judy is survived by her mother, Margaret Stape; brother, Jerry (Audrey) Stape; sister, Carol Nissen; nieces and nephews, Kevin (Jenn) Stape, Kelly Stape, Christy Jude Adams and James (Jamie) Adams; great-nieces and nephews, Sean Stape, Dylan Stape, Zoe Zeigler, Avery Zeigler, Jamison Adams, Easton Adams and Kailyn Peebles; three aunts, Doris Moniot, Beverly Chidsey and Donna Chidsey; and her best friend, Teri Golisano.

          Judy was also predeceased by her dog, Pepper.

          Condolences for the Stape family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.
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Geneva- Daniel L. Hillman, 73, died Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at the Keuka Comfort Care Home in Penn Yan.

          A Memorial Service will be held Saturday (June 27th) at 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Keuka Comfort Care Home, 35 Rte. 54, Penn Yan, NY 14527; or the Beverly Animal Shelter, 50 E. River Rd., Waterloo, NY 13165.

          Dan was the son of the late Charles and Margaret Huber Hillman. Dan graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 1960. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. On Oct. 21, 1967 he married Linda Lee at the Rushville United Methodist Church. In 2007 he retired from the International Paper Company in Geneva, after 40 years of service.

          Dan loved to read and garden. He loved classic cars and trucks, and John Deere tractors. Dan also enjoyed an annual trip the NYS Steam Pageant.

          Dan is survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda; one daughter, Kathy Dilmore; two brothers, David Hillman and Tim (Nancy) Hillman; sisters-in-law, Bonnie (Art) Knopf and Germaine Lee; and several nieces and nephews.

          Condolences for the Hillman family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.
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Canandaigua- Clara L. Benjamin, formerly of Waterloo, NY, age 99, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015. 

          Friends may call Thursday (June 25th) from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will immediately follow at the funeral home. 
 
          Clara's smile, wit, and fun loving spirit will be missed by all of her friends and family. 

          Memorial contributions may be sent to MM Ewing Continuing Care Recreation Fund.

          Clara is survived by her three children, Ronald (Kathleen) Benjamin, Phyllis Benjamin, and Sandra Benjamin; special friend, Sharon Hacker; four grandchildren, BeLinda Bacher, Kevin (Christina) Benjamin, Ronda (Christopher) Hirtzel, and Tracy Palmisano; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
 
          Clara was predeceased by her husband, Elmer Benjamin; sister, Bertha (Floyd) Tuthill, brothers, Robert (Mildred) DeWick, Edwin (Doris) DeWick, and Ivan DeWick; and two nephews. 
 
         
Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.


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Emory Carl Green   1928 - 2015

Rushville - Emory Green, 86, died Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Hospeace House in Naples.

          An "Emory Rememberance" will be held at a time to be announced.

          In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Emory may be made to Hospeace House, 7823 Rte. 33, Naples, NY 14523; or to a charity of the donor's choice.

          Emory is survived by his wife, Gladys; and 4 sons, Jeffrey (Kathy), Kirby (Mary), Craig (Vicki) and Randy (Patty); sisters-in-law, Bea (Mark) Whitman and Sylvia Veraska; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

          Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.
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Rushville- Benjamin James Loomis, age 29, died Monday, June 15, 2015, after bravely facing a long illness.

          Friends may call Friday (June 19th) from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Rushville United Methodist Church. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday (June 20th) at 10 a.m. at the church.

          Memorial contributions may be sent to: Marcus Whitman Central School, for Benjamin Loomis Memorial Scholarship, 4100 Baldwin Rd., Rushville, NY 14544; or to the American Red Cross, 50 Prince St., Rochester, NY 14607. Also, please consider donating blood in Ben’s honor.

          Ben was a graduate of Marcus Whitman Central School, Class of 2004. He graduated from Geneseo State University in 2009, with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Sociology. Ben was in his final year at Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, PA. He had interned for Judge Falvey at the Yates County Court House for two summers.

          Benjamin was a loyal friend, a supportive family member, and a loving boyfriend with a great sense of humor that endeared him to all. He was an avid skier, soccer player, golfer, dirt bike rider, and enjoyed spending time at the beach in Vine Valley.
He loved to travel around the world and delighted in the local food. He loved watching the Food Network and cooking.

          Ben will be remembered by the “Goofs" for all his funny antics, and his fraternity brothers at Omega Beta Psi benefited from his MacGyver-like skills. He enjoyed his experience as an intern at the Yates County Courthouse and looked forward to a career in law. He will be missed dearly.

          Ben is survived by his parents, Jim and Lucinda Loomis; two sisters, Elizabeth (Alayna) Loomis and Carrie (Bryan) Bricco; niece, Alexandra Loomis; his “sunshine”, Holly Smith; and by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

          Ben was predeceased by his grandparents, Allen and Mary Loomis, and Ernest and Onnolee Dungan.

          Condolences for the Loomis family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.


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Canandaigua- Kenneth M. Zelazny, age 50, died Wednesday June 10, 2015.

          A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 17th at 11 a.m. at Bath National Cemetery in Bath, NY.

          Kenny grew up in Irondequoit with his three brothers and parents, graduating from East Ridge High School in 1982. He spent 6 years in the Army, leaving active duty in 1990 and eventually moving to the Finger Lakes.

         Kenny was a loyal friend, always there for those he cared for. He spent much of his time watching over his family and friends, offering a hand to those in need.

        Kenneth is survived by his daughter, Michelle (Hajeer Moshglani) Zelazny; granddaughters, Lily and April; his partner, Roberta Taylor; father, Richard Kasprovic; brothers, Donald (Mary) Zelazny and William Zelazny; sister-in-law, Mary Beth Zelazny; nieces, Aimee, Melissa, Jessica, Hannah and Alyssa; and many close friends.

        Ken was predeceased by his mother; Joan Kasprovic; and brother; John Zelazny.

Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.


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Marguerite V. Mack Kindelberger    1917 - 2015
 
Vine Valley- Marguerite V. Mack Kindelberger, age 98, died Saturday, June 6, 2015.

          Friends may call Thursday (June 11th) from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Overackers Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 817 Rte. 245, Middlesex, NY 14507.

          Marguerite was the daughter of the late Carlton and Mildred Elwell Ellick. She and her first husband, Howard Mack, farmed together on their farm in the hills above Vine Valley. She loved to sew and bake. Howard died in 1972.  Marguerite was also predeceased by her second husband, Alvin Kindelberger, in 1994.

          Marguerite is survived by three sons, Kenneth (Priscilla) Mack, Daniel (Karen) Mack and Wallace John Mack; four grandchildren, Scott Mack, Robb (Peggy) Mack, Viki (Tony) Pauciello and Jody Mack; and six great-grandchildren, Alan, Ally, Brittany, Ryan, Emily and Ashley; special niece, Cecelia McCown, and by several other nieces, nephews and cousins.

          Marguerite was also predeceased by her brother, Wallace Ellick, and her sisters, Dorothy Holmes and Pauline Dinehart.

          Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.


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Geneva- Randolph J. “Randy” Phillips, age 57, died Thursday, June 4, 2015 at his home, surrounded by his family.

          Friends may call Tuesday (June 9th) from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. Funeral Services will follow at 4 p.m.  Rev. Peter Puhak will officiate. Burial will be in Little Church Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Aloquin United Methodist Church, c/o Judy Mott, 2819 Rte. 5&20, Stanley, NY 14561; or to the American Cancer Society, 1120 S. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620.

          Randy was a 1976 graduate of Marcus Whitman Central School. He was an engineer at CCN International in Geneva. He was devoted to his job and his work family.

          Randy was an artist, who enjoyed drawing, painting and designing. He loved his Harley, which he purchased in 1980. He was a wonderful, caring, giving father. His children were the center of his world.

          Randy is survived by his good friend, Kristy LaBombard; five children, Jennifer (Lou) Phillips Venditti, Seth (Erika) LaBombard, Jacob (Maria) Phillips, Madison Phillips and Analee Phillips; three grandchildren, Gabriel Floyd Phillips, Milan Venditti and Josephine Venditti; his mother, Violet Snook Phillips; two sisters, Karen Bailey and Susan (Rudolph) Martinez; and several nieces and nephews.

          Randy was predeceased by his father, Floyd A. Phillips in 1997.

          Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.


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Franklyn Jay "Frank"  Keeling, 71, of Overland Park, KS, formerly of Gorham, NY,  passed away on May 19, 2015 at Kansas City Hospice House.

Born to Guy and Grace Keeling February 7, 1944 in St. Petersburg, FL, Frank Keeling settled in Upstate New York as a child. He grew up and graduated from high school in Gorham, NY in 1962.

Frank married his high school sweetheart, Judy Bigham, in 1964 and they were just able to celebrate their 51st anniversary together in their home with their sons.

In trying to find his way with school and initially in business, Frank attended several different universities and worked at several companies including Eastman Kodak Company and Brede Tool in Rochester, NY. He ultimately found his niche while developing a tools sales division at Iversen Lumber in Gorham, NY.

As a Territorial Sales man at Wedge Company he found his true life’s passion selling diamond tools for construction. In 1977 he moved to Target Products, Inc. where he served in many sales and management positions that lead to his family’s move to Kansas City, KS.

In 1983, Frank co-founded Magnum Diamond and Machinery. He owned and built the company with his two sons until it was sold to Electrolux in 2000. Magnum was merged with Demus USA where Frank served as President until 2002.

Feeling restless, and with a mind that never stops, Frank then started Precision Tractor with his sons Pat and Jeff. They continued with the company until 2008 at which time he retired. Frank continued to keep up his relationships with friends in the industry and attended trade shows up until recently in 2015.

Frank was a world traveler, visiting the majority of Europe, Australia, The Philippines, and Mexico. He was a student of history which was highlighted by a D-Day tour through Europe. Sports were another hobby and he regularly attended Chiefs games as well as one Super Bowl (NOT THE Chiefs!!) He was an avid outdoorsman and Formula One racing enthusiast once attending the Italian Grand Prix. He was also able to attend numerous Indy 500 races.

With all this success, Frank had a lot of joy with his family (and all of their successes!). He and Judy had two successful sons – Pat and Jeff. Both sons have followed in his footsteps in construction, sales and share his love of the industry. They have two beautiful and successful daughter-in-laws Cathy (Pat) and Connie (Jeff) as well as 7 joyous grandchildren – Christy, Emily, Brandon (Pat) and Aubrye, Lawson, Donovan, Darby (Jeff). He enjoyed spending time with all of them, sharing in their sports, hobbies, family vacations and holidays.

Frank was a loved and respected man in business and by his friends and family. He influenced many lives with his work in the construction industry and with relationships with his family and friends. He has left his legacy and will be greatly missed by all!

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Heart to Heart International, 13250 W. 98th St. Lenexa, Kansas 66215



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Rushville- David Field, age 73, died Sunday, May 17, 2015, after a short illness and with his family by his side,  at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.

          Friends may call Wednesday (May 20th) from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday (May 21st) at 2 p.m. at the Rushville Congregational Church.

         Burial in Rushville Cemetery will be private and at the convenience of the family.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Rushville Hose Co., P.O. Box 51, Rushville, NY 14544; the Stanley-Hall-Gorham Ambulance, P.O. Box 41, Gorham, NY 14461; or the Rushville Congregational Church, P.O. Box 36, Rushville, NY 14544.

          Dave was the son of the late Victor and Mary Burdick Field. He was a graduate of Gorham Central School. Dave was a long-time farmer, in partnership with his father, Victor, in the Town of Potter. He was the former Town of Potter Highway Superintendent and currently worked for the Town of Gorham Highway Department. Dave was also a member of the Rushville Village Board. He attended the Rushville Congregational Church, and was a former member of the Gorham Rotary Club. Dave enjoyed hunting, watching sports, working in his lawn and visiting friends.

          Dave is survived by his wife of 52 years, Cheryl; two children, Gary of  Rushville and Kirby (Nicole Allen) of Dundee; one step-grandson, Justin Allen; three sisters, Sally Field of Farmington, JoAnn (Chris) Krenzer of West Henrietta, and Diane (Bruce) Hovey of Stanley; sister-in-law, Sandra (Donald) Knopf of Canandaigua; two brothers-in-law, George (Carol) Oswald of Hall and Gilbert (Mary) Oswald of Penn Yan; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

          Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.



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Penn Yan/Hall- Paul Donald “Don” Fritz, age 85, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at The Homestead in Penn Yan.

          Friends may call Saturday (May 9th) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Little Church Cemetery following the funeral service.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Yates County, 1216 Rte. 14A, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

          Don was the son of the late Paul Wallace Fritz and Jensine “Seena” Christensen Fritz. He was the Town of Seneca Water Superintendent for many years.

          Don was a member of the John Deere Two-Cylinder Club. He enjoyed farming, tractor pulls and stock car races.

          Don is survived by four children: Paul Donald (Carol) Fritz, Jr., Patricia (Dale) Stahlman, Roger (Catherine) Fritz and Karl (Dort Amidon) Fritz; 12 Grandchildren;  and several great-grandchildren.

          Don was predeceased by his wife, Janet P. Fritz in 2012; his son, Michael Bruce Fritz in 2011; and his sister, Vera Van Scoy in 2002.

          Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.


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Waterloo/Seneca Falls- Harold Lee Ratcliffe, 67, died unexpectedly Sunday, May 3, 2015 at his home.

          A Funeral  Service with Military Honors will be held Friday (May 8th) at 2 p.m. at the Bath National Cemetery, VA Medical Center, San Juan Avenue, Bath, NY 14810.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion, Post #256, 454 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424; of which Harold was a member.

          Born in Canandaigua, Harold Lee was the son of the late Isaiah Leslie Ratcliffe and Eliza Mae Clark Ratcliffe. He served for 25 years in the U.S. Army, 101st Airbourne, including service in the Vietnam War.

          Harold Lee is survived by his wife, Kristine Ratcliffe; four children, Dawn (Shawn) Kofahl and her children, Katherine, Emily, Erin and Molly; Tara (Andrea Cortez) Tellez, her children, Ariana and Keirsten, and her grandchildren, Autumn, Serena and Elaina; April Ratcliffe and her children, Evan and Nicholas; and Phillip Ratcliffe and his children, Annalesia and Julia; one sister, Mary Marianetti; brother-in-law, Robert Feltz; and the mother of his children, Barbara Mifflin.

          Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

         
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Penn Yan- Donald N. Stape, age 90, died Tuesday, May 5,  2015 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan.

Friends may call Friday (May 8th) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 1 pm. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Penn Yan, with Military Honors.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Yatesville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 708, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

          Don was the son of the late Newman and Sarah Tears Stape. He served in the U.S. Army Air  Corps during World War II. He married Margaret Chidsey on March 1, 1947 in the Penn Yan United Methodist Church. He was retired from Seneca Foods in Dundee.

Don enjoyed woodworking and made model B-25 airplanes out of wood. He was also a NASCAR fan. Don was a member of the Penn Yan American Legion and the Penn Yan Loyal Order of the Moose.

          Donald is survived by his wife, Margaret Chidsey Stape; one son, Jerry (Audrey) Stape; two daughters, Carol Nissen and Judy Stape; four grandchildren, Kevin (Jenn) Stape, Kelly Stape, Christy Jude Adams and James (Jamie) Adams; five great-grandchildren; Sean Stape, Dylan Stape, Jamison Adams, Easton Adams and Kailyn Peebles; sisters-in-law, Doris Moniot, Beverly Chidsey and Donna Chidsey; and several nieces and nephews.   

          Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.



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Penn Yan- Charles E. Laursen, 72, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

          Friends may call  Sunday (May 3rd) from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held Monday (May 4th) at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Leo Galletta will officiate. Burial will be in Bellona Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620.

          Charles served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War era; and in the U.S. Army Reserves. He worked as a mechanic for Del Rossa Ford in Dresden for 22 years; and for Empire Tractor for 16 years.

          Charles bowled in a league for many years; and played in a Slow-Pitch League in Penn Yan. He also enjoyed golf, NASCAR and watching sports on TV.

          Charles is survived by his wife, Barbara Sutton Laursen; four children, Stephen Laursen, Christopher (Suzanne) Laursen, Kelley (Terry) Nesbit and Julie (Donald) Ribble II; 13 grandchildren: Shaude, Carl and Francine Laursen; Jordan and Hunter Laursen; Whitney, Jennah, Nate and Riley Nesbit; and Meghan, Samantha, Isabella and Jacob Ribble; three brothers, Edwin Laursen, Harold Laursen and Michael (Peggy) Laursen; two step-sisters, Lena Rose and Sallie Griner; one step-brother, Pete Griner; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; two aunts, Erna Christensen and Edith Laursen; one uncle, Lynn Laursen; and several nieces and nephews.

          Charles was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Marguerite Tillman Laursen; his step-mother, Vivian Laursen; and his brother, Donald Laursen.

          Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.



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Frances M. Clark   1918 – 2015

Shortsville- Frances M. Clark (nee: Munger), age 97, died on Monday, April 27, 2015 at Clifton Springs Hospital Nursing Home.

          A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday  (June 13th) at 11 a.m. at Shortsville Presbyterian Church.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Shortsville Presbyterian Church, 59 West Main St., Shortsville, NY 14548.

          Frances was born in Rochester to Willard and Viola (nee: Ross) Munger. She was baptized on July 21, 1918 in Rochester, NY. Frances was a 1936 graduate of Churchville High School. She moved to Hall, NY to work for Robson’s Seeds and during that employment she met Albert Clark. They married in 1940.

          Frances and Albert had three children; Alan, Laurence and Carol. Active in the Gorham Presbyterian Church, she served on many committees and sang in the choir.  She suffered the anguish of a mother sending her two sons off to military service during the Viet Nam War.

          After her children were grown, she attended Keuka College and graduated in 1966, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, with a minor in Primary Education. She then worked for the Canandaigua City School District in many capacities. When her husband became sick, she retired and they relocated to Florida. After her husband death, she moved back to NY to be closer to children and grandchildren. She then studied to become a Lay Minister, and was active being the worship leader in many area Presbyterian congregations.

          Frances enjoyed traveling and visited Ireland twice, and went on a Caribbean Cruise. She also made many trips to Wisconsin to visit her son and his family.

          During this time she suffered the heartbreak of having two of her children (Alan and Carol) predecease her. In addition to two of her children, she was predeceased by her husband, brother, two sisters and a niece.

          A few years ago she became the victim of an injustice. She was diagnosed with Dementia and her family had to watch all her wonderful memories disappear. She was cared for at the Clifton Springs Hospital Nursing Home by a loving, caring staff. The family is truly grateful for the care she received in the twilight of her years.

          Frances is survived by her son, Laurence (Martha) Clark in LaCross, WI; daughter-in-law, Dorothy Clark in Shortsville; son-in-law, Robert ,Herrington, Lima, NY; four grandchildren, Christian Clark, Ryan Clark, Cory Clark and Katie Schultz; and several great-grandchildren.

          Condolences for the Clark family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.


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Geneva- Charles "Hez" Haslett, Jr., 94, passed away on Feb. 15, 2015.

          A Memorial Service will be held Saturday (May 2nd) at 11 a.m. at the Seneca #9 Presbyterian Church, 4414 Number Nine Rd., Stanley, NY 14561. Burial will be in Number Nine Cemetery.

          In lieu of flowers, donations to Seneca Presbyterian Church may be made in his memory.

          "Hez" is survived by six children: Donald (Jette) Haslett of Oregon, Thomas (Judy) Haslett of Arizona, Mary (Charles) D"Ambrosia of Washington, Judith (Harold MacGowan) Haslett of Pennsylvania, Joyce (Axel) Jensen of Lyons, NY and Allen (Diane) Haslett of Elmira, NY; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

          Condolences for the Haslett family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.


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MIDDLESEX- Weyburn B. Bodine, age 88, passed away on Feb. 11, 2015 at the Homestead in Penn Yan, NY.

           There are no prior calling hours. A Graveside Service will be held in Benton Rural Cemetery, on Havens Corners Road, on Saturday (May 9th) at 1 p.m.  It will be followed by a reception at the Loyal Order of the Moose in   Penn Yan, NY.

          Memorial contributions may be made to The Loyal Order of the Moose, 301 East Elm St., Penn Yan, NY 14527, in honor of providing the reception for the family.

          Weyburn was born on March 5, 1926 in Penn Yan, NY. He was the son of the late Melvin A. Bodine, Sr. and Beatrice (Chase) Bodine. Weyburn had been employed at Sampson Air Force Base as a boiler engineer, followed by employment in the same capacity at The Ordinance in Romulus. He was later employed at Penn Yan Boat Company, as well as Angler Boat Company.  In his later years, Weyburn became a truck driver for M&T Trucking in Middlesex, NY, where he later retired.

          Weyburn was a member of the Moose Lodge in Penn Yan for 48 years. He enjoyed farming as well as  deer hunting with the Bodine family on the family farm in Middlesex.

          Weyburn is survived by a brother, Melvin A. (Joan) Bodine of Middlesex, NY; three sisters:  Marjorie L. Rudd of Elbridge, NY, Dorothy L. Smith of Middlesex, NY, and Elma Swingle of North Carolina; as well as   by several nieces and nephews.

          Besides his parents, Weyburn was predeceased by his wife, Jean E. (Parker Bodine) on June 5, 2000.

          Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.


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Penn Yan- Norman L. Van Gelder, 83, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

          Friends may call Saturday (April 25th) from 1-3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Voak Cemetery.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the  Johnson-Costello American Legion Post #355, P.O. Box 362, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

          Norman was the son of the late Philo and Lily Ames Van Gelder. He drove trucks for Penn Yan Express for 23 ½ years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Johnson-Costello American Legion Post.

          Norman is survived by his wife, Grace Northrop Van Gelder; one son, Keith (Debra) Van Gelder; three granddaughters, Sarah Manchester, Kerry Van Gelder and Julie Van Gelder; five great-grandchildren, Ilyssa, Ashtyn, Trea, Analece and Brie.

          Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.



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Lyons- Shirley H. Duemmel, 77, died Thursday, April 16, 2015.

          A Graveside Service will be held Tuesday (April 21st) at 5 p.m. at Gorham Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Seneca Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 200 Douglas Drive, Waterloo, NY 13165.

          Shirley is survived by her husband, Raymond Duemell, Sr.; four children, Susan (David) Golden, Thomas Duemmel, Donna (Bert) Harris and Raymond E. Duemmel, Jr.; 11 grandchildren, Nicole Golden, Britnay Golden, Thomas Duemmel, Ammanda Dibble, Malinda Dibble, Brandy Dibble, Faith Dibble, Desirae Duemmel, Raymond Duemmel III, Jade Duemmel and Zachery Duemmel; four great-grandchildren, David Corsnor, Landon Jones, Domenic Williams and Iszabelle Dibble; four sisters, Theresa Ross, Betty Zomparelli, Barbara (Charles) Robideau and Doris Rainey; and several nieces and nephews.

          She was predeceased by her parents, Earl and Frances Egbert Dunn and her brother, Earl Dunn, Jr.

          Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.


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Rushville- Gerald Barnhardt, 94, died April 15, 2015.

          Friends may call Sunday (April 19th) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 1, Middlesex, NY 14507.

          Gerald was retired from the NYDOT. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener. In later years he enjoyed watching the Western Channel on TV. Gerald was predeceased by his wife, Evelyn  Barnhardt in 2005.

          Gerald is survived by 9 children: Sandra (Richard) Helstrom, Dorene (Charles) Frost, Veralyn Noble, Elaine Johnson, Geraldine (James) Frere, Roger (Valerie) Barnhardt, Robert (Sandra Hill) Barnhardt, Katrina (Michael) Calkins and Lisa (Scott) Smith; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Esther (John) Cavali; and several nieces and nephews.

          Condolences may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.


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Geneva- Richard A. “Dick” Millerd Sr., age 68, died Monday April 13th.

Services will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donors Choice.

Dick was born January 4, 1947 in Geneva, NY. The son of the late Elwin and Ruth Ward Millerd.

    Dick retired from Mobil Chemical in Macedon, after retirement he enjoyed gardening, hanging out with his family and trips to Dunkin Donuts.

    Richard is survived by his wife, Joyce Morey Millerd; two daughters, Dawn (Bobby) Smith and Jody (Walter) Romashko; son, Richard (Sherry) Millerd Jr.; sister, Majorie Townsend; six grandchildren, Erica Smith, Travis Smith, Zachary Smith, Makaylla Smith, Ryan Millerd and Owen Romashko.

Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.



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Rushville- Pauline E. White, age 86, died on Monday, April 13, 2015.

            Friends may call Saturday, April, 18 from 1-3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. Memorial services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

            Please consider memorial contributions to the F.F. Thompson Hospital, 335 Parrish Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424.

            Pauline is survived by her 4 sons, Carl, Clarence, Daniel and Duane White; granddaughter, Deanna White; 3 brothers, Bill (Hilda), Fred (Betty), Donald; one sister, Doris; sisters-in-law, Carol and Frances; and several nieces and nephews.

            She was predeceased by her parents; three brothers, John, Albert and Paul Santee.

Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.
 
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Penn Yan- Elesabeth S. Wagar, age 82, died Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan.

            A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 18th, at 11 a.m. at the Middlesex United Methodist Church. Rev. Ann Hicks will officiate. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 116 Middlesex, NY 14507.

            Mrs. Wagar was born March 26, 1933. She was the daughter of the late John and Laura Laursen Nielsen. Elesabeth worked for many years with her husband on the family farm and also at Eaton’s Jewelry Store in Penn Yan. She enjoyed sewing, doing cross  stitch and gardening.

            She is survived by two daughters, Nancy (Todd) Gruschow and Cheryl Davis; one son, Lloyd (Maureen) Wagar; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four sisters, Menna (Jim) Berry, Pauline Kulzer, Jennifer (Wayne) Savage and Anna Marie (Jim) Comfort; brothers-in-law, Alan Owen and Larry (Diane) Wagar; sister-in-law, Lucille Patterson; and several nieces and nephews.

            She was predeceased by her husband, George; sister; Dorothy Owen; and brother, Richard Kulzer.

Condolences to the family may be made to www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com

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Holly C. Darling Brown     Dec. 14, 1948 – April 6, 2015

Crystal Beach – Holly C. Brown, age 66, died Monday, April 6, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

          Friends may call Saturday (April 11th) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions will be accepted by the family.

          Holly was born December 14, 1948. She was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Muriel Darling. Holly grew up in Seneca Castle, with her sister, Rebecca Darling and brother, Russell Darling. She and her first husband, Ray Mallaber, Jr., had two children, Raymond Mallaber III and Carrie Veatch. She later married Kenneth W. Brown and enjoyed almost 18 years of marriage.

          Holly had worked in the cafeteria at Hobart College, where she enjoyed seeing the students. She then worked in the laundry at the Thompson Hospital Nursing Home, where she enjoyed visiting the “Avenues” and getting to know the residents. Holly was also retired from Mobil Chemical in Canandaigua.

          Holly loved ceramics, flowers, watching her bird-feeders. She especially enjoyed family. Holly had her dream cottage near the lake, white picket fence and her loving husband of nearly 18 years, Kenneth Brown. She will be missed by many, including her dog, Harvey. The world is less colorful without her.
         
          Holly is survived by her husband, Kenneth W. Brown; 2 children, Raymond Mallaber III and Carrie Veatch; granddaughter, Catrina Veatch; sister, Rebecca Darling; brother, Russell (Gena) Darling; step-daughter, Kimberly Nagel; and step-son, Justin (Jessica) Goyette.

Condolences for the Brown family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.




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Geneva- Evelyn M. Ansley, age 98, died Friday, March 20, 2015 at The Homestead in Penn Yan.

          A Funeral Service will be held Friday (March 27th) at 11 a.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Beverly Animal Shelter, 50 East River Rd., Waterloo, NY 13165.

          Evelyn was the daughter of the late Franklin and Alice Sutherland Middleton, and the widow of Melvin A. Ansley, who died in 1991. She was also predeceased by a brother, Earle Middleton; and her daughter-in-law, Barbara Ansley.

          Evelyn was a member of the Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Hall, NY, where she had been a Sunday School teacher. She spent her life as a devoted farm wife, enjoying gardening, bird-watching and her cats.

          Evelyn is survived by two sons, Jonathan Ansley and Mark (Mary) Ansley, both of Geneva; five grandchildren, Deborah (Roberto) Lopez, Stephen Ansley, Kimberly (Andrew) Jensen, Michele (Robert) Gibson and Christine (Sean) Dean; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

          Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

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Gorham- Ella V. Cripps, 88, died Friday, March 20, 2015, at Huntington Living Center in Waterloo.

          Friends may call Wednesday (March 25th) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.

          A Funeral Service will be held Thursday (March 26th) at 2 p.m. at the Geneva First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Whitney Cemetery.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Geneva First United Methodist Church, 340 Main St., Geneva, NY 14456.

          Ella was the daughter of the late Arthur and Albie Reed Vosburg. She was a graduate of Geneva High School and the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester.

          Ella was the Organist for 67 years and Choir Director at the Geneva First United Methodist Church. She was made its Director of Music Emeritus after her retirement. Ella was well known for her involvement in music in her community, playing at Geneva-on-the-Lake; playing in the Tuesday Piano Quartette in Geneva; playing for the Palm Sunday Cantata in Hall for 18 consecutive years; playing and leading sing-a-longs in Geneva  and Canandaigua nursing homes; playing for the Pennsylvania Yankee Theater Company; teaching at Gorham Central School and Penn Yan Central School; and teaching piano lessons in her home. Ella played for countless school musicals, weddings and funerals.

          Ella was an active member for over 50 years in the Gorham Rebekah Lodge #220, and was the State Musician for the Lodge several different years.

          Also active in her community, Ella was a member of the Gorham Fire Department Auxiliary, an Election Inspector in Gorham for many years, and a member of the Ontario County Republican  Committee, and in  2002 was the 2nd runner-up  for the Ontario County Office for the Aging Senior Citizen of the Year Award. 

          Ella is survived by three sons, Richard (Dale) Cripps of  Central Square, NY, Philip (Jacki) Cripps of Rochester, and Douglas (Karen Rhodes) Cripps of  Bellona; 7 grandchildren, Eric Cripps, Sara (Andres) Martinez, Mat Cripps, Leah Cripps, Katherine Cripps, Bethany Cripps and Andrew Cripps; and several nieces and nephews.

          Ella was predeceased by her husband, Albert “Bud” Cripps in 2000; and by her sister, Lida Secor.

          Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.


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MIDDLESEX – Weyburn B. Bodine, age 88 passed away February 11, 2015 at the Homestead in Penn Yan, NY.
 
A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday (May 9th)  at 1 p.m. at Benton Cemetery. It will be followed by a reception at the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge in Penn Yan, NY.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Loyal Order of Moose Lodge, 301 East Elm Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527, in honor of providing the reception for the family.
 
Weyburn was born on March 5, 1926 in Penn Yan, NY. He was the son of the late Melvin A. and Beatrice (Chase) Bodine, Sr. He had worked at Penn Yan Boat in Penn Yan, NY and the Seneca Armory in Seneca Falls, NY. Weyburn  was employed as a truck driver for many years, retiring from M&T Trucking in Middlesex, NY.
 
Weyburn enjoyed deer hunting with the Bodine family on the family farm in Middlesex for many years.
 
Weyburn is survived by a brother, Melvin (Joan) Bodine of Middlesex, NY, three sisters, Marjorie L. Rudd of Elbridge, NY, Dorothy Smith of Middlesex, NY and Elma Swingle of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.
 
Besides his parents, Weyburn was predeceased by his wife, Jean E. Parker Bodine, on June 5, 2000.
 
          Condolences for the Bodine family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.
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Doris E. Newman  1949 – 2015


Canandaigua- Doris Newman, 65, died Mar. 4, 2015.
          Friends may call Wednesday (Mar. 11th) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will follow at 3 p.m.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Ontario County Humane Society, 2976 Co. Rd. #48, Canandaigua, NY 14424.

          Doris was the daughter of the late Orson and Clara Parson Hamilton. She was a graduate of Middlesex Valley Central School and of Niagara University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Travel and Tourism.Doris enjoyed jewelry. She loved her grandkids and her dogs.

          She is survived by her husband, Ross Newman; six children, Micki Calarco, Tammi Calarco, Joseph (Velkis) Calarco, Thomas (Sharon) Calarco, James Calarco and Nancy (Jay) Newman-Clouse; many grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; five siblings, Clyde (Audrey) Hamilton, Mary Stine, Ruth Kerrick, Lois Jackson and Richard (Debra) Hamilton; two brothers-in-law, Donald Jackson and Tom Cornish; many nieces and nephews; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

          Doris was predeceased by her parents; two sisters, Jenni Jackson and Lucille Cornish; and  two brothers-in-law, Fred Stine and Victor Kerrick.

          Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

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Seneca Falls/Stanley- Randall “Randy” John Marks passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at F.F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua, NY.

          Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday (March 5th) at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 A.M. on Friday (March 6th) at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Stanley. Burial will be in St. Theresa’s Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund, St. Theresa’s Church, c/o Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, 210 Keuka St., Penn Yan, NY 14527.

          Randy was born in Clifton Springs, NY on October 13, 1960, the son of the late Donald and Alice (Carroll) Marks of Stanley. Randy was a strong environmentalist, with a love of the outdoors and photography. He had a special passion for the lake, which is where he loved to be.

          Randy is survived by one sister, Mary (Terry) Bodine of Stanley; three brothers, Donald (Diana) Marks of Middlesex, Timothy (Catherine) Marks of Stanley and Christopher Marks of Mendon; 11 nieces and nephews; and 13 great-nieces and great-nephews.

          He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, John Marks and Robert Marks; and sister, Helen (Marks) Simpson.

          Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

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GORHAM/CLIFTON SPRINGS/FLORIDA - Robert Charles "Bob" Ellis of Zephyrhills, Florida, (formerly of Gorham & Clifton Springs, N.Y.) died on Monday, February 16, 2015.
 
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday (March 7) at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church at 1 East Main Street, Clifton Springs, N.Y.
 
Memorial contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church in Clifton Springs.
 
Bob was born in Geneva, N.Y., on July 27, 1936, to the late Ralph R. and Nellie Robson Ellis. Bob grew up helping run the family dairy farm on Yautzy Rd in Gorham, N.Y. Bob was a graduate from Gorham Central School - Class of 1954.
 
At a very young age Bob developed his love of music and performing. In high school, he had his own orchestra in which he played the trumpet. Later in his life he was an active member of The New Horizons Band in Rochester, N.Y., The Finger Lakes Community Band, numerous other bands in the Finger Lakes area, as well as The Wesley Chapel Community Band and the Lakeland Concert Band in Florida. Bob also enjoyed sharing his musical talents in church both in Clifton Springs and Zephyrhills.
 
After high school Bob continued his love of performing when he became a magician and performed his "Modern Magic" with his family throughout N.Y. State. Bob was also a professional square dance caller for nearly 60 years. In the mid 80's Bob began a new career in photography. This career included time with Stegall's Photography, K-Mart and Busch Gardens. He also loved every possible photo opportunity with family and friends. The church has played an important role in his life. In the past 25 years he played a significant role in the First United Methodist Church in Clifton Springs and in Zephyrhills, Florida.
 
Bob was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. - Bob is survived by his wife of 38 years, Nancy Johnson Ellis; and his children, Dawn Ellis Bush (Allen), Tamara Ellis Charlette (Steve), Carol Ellis Grover (Trevor), Tamera Bauer Stegall, andTodd C. Bauer (Karen); 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Carol and David Hagadorn, and sister-in-law, Kathryn J. Erdle.
 
          He was preceded in death by his daughter, Yvonne Ellis Morrow.
 
          Condolences for the Ellis family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

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CHARLES E. HASLETT JR. 

Seneca/Horseheads/Geneva - Charles E. “Hez” Haslett Jr., 94, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 15, 2015, at Seneca Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, with two of his six children at his side. 

“Hez”, the son of Helen Pierce Haslett & Charles Edwin Haslett Sr., was born at home in Seneca, NY on August 2, 1920 and raised on Yorkham Farm on Lake to Lake Road in the Town of Seneca. The farm known for its champion sheep, then Guernsey dairy cows and cash crops, was first owned by his great grandfather Henry Haslett in the mid 1800’s.

Hez attended Seneca No. 9 School, graduated from Geneva High School in 1936 and attended Cornell University 1938-1941. When many of his best friends and contemporaries were joining the service during World War II he was needed to return home to help his father run the family farm and was prevented from enlisting. This was a life-long disappointment for him.

In the mid-1950s he took over management and ownership of the farm, which he sold in 1961. In the 1960’s Hez was employed at Hulse Manufacturing in Geneva. He became a Fuller Brush Company salesman in Geneva and in 1967 was promoted to Regional Area Manager requiring a move to Horseheads. He later became a sales agent for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company until his retirement. After retirement Hez worked seasonally for NYS at the Soaring Eagles golf course in Horseheads, finally retiring in 2004.
 
A long-time tenor in the choir at Seneca Presbyterian Church (Old Number Nine), Hez became an enthusiastic member of the Mark Twain Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA) in the Horseheads chorus and in several quartets. One of his favorite activities of this organization was the volunteer sing-ins they conducted at nursing homes, and other charity events. He continued to participate actively in SPEBSQSA until he, and his wife Doris, returned to Geneva in 2008 to live at the Lyceum Street Apartments. 
 
Charles was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Doris (Browne) Haslett, grandson Stephen M. Haslett, younger sisters Frances (Laverne) Jorgensen, Gladys (George) Poor, sons-in-law Harold (Mac) MacGowan and Axel H. Jensen.

He is survived by six children: Donald (Jette) Haslett, of Portland, Oregon, Thomas (Judy) Haslett, of Peoria, Arizona, Mary (Charles) D’Ambrosia, of Woodinville, Washington, Judith (Harold MacGowan) Haslett, of Forty Fort, Pennsylvania, Joyce (Axel) Jensen, of Lyons, New York, and Allen (Diane) Haslett of Elmira, New York; 10 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

In keeping with his wishes there will be no calling hours and at this time services are planned to be held at Number Nine Church in the spring, at a date yet to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Seneca Presbyterian Church, 4414 Number Nine Road, Stanley, NY 14561, in his memory are suggested.

Condolences for the Haslett family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.
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WEYBURN B. BODINE 

Middlesex- Weyburn B. Bodine, age 88, died Feb. 11, 2015.

A Memorial Service will be held in the spring, and a full obituary will be published at that time.
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PATRICIA A. “PATTY” BENNETT
 
CANANDAIGUA-Patricia A. “Patty” Bennett, age 79, passed away Thursday (February 12, 2015) at the Wayne County Nursing Home.
 
There will be no prior calling hours.  A grave side service will be held in the spring in Rushville Cemetery at a time to be announced by the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Rochester Chapter, 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14620; or the Wayne County Nursing Home, 1529 Nye Rd., Lyons, NY 14489.
 
Patricia was born May 31, 1935 in Lodi, NY, the daughter of the late Pearl Hazard and Leona (Sweet) Herala.  She was a graduate of Ovid Central School and had been employed at Finger Lakes DDSO as a direct aide in Newark NY, retiring in 1990 at age 55.
 
Patty is survived by 3 children: Jacqueline (Richard) Frere of Canandaigua, Debra Baker of Richmond VA, Michael (Linda O’Dell) Bennett of Waterloo; 4 Grandchildren, Raena Brown of California, Chad Baker of Maryland, Bryant Baker of Virginia, and Troy Bennett of Flint, NY; and 3 Great-grandchildren, 3 Brothers, Roger Hazard of Webster, Frank Hazard of Henrietta, and Richard Hazard of Canandaigua; and several nieces and nephews.
 
Patty was predeceased by her sister Phyllis Goodman. 
 
Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperinsfuneralhome.com.





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LOIS C. “LOIE” OSWALD
 
PENN YAN – Lois C. “Loie” Oswald, age 89 passed away peacefully on Friday (February 13, 2015) at Soldier & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan.
 
Friends may call Friday( Feb. 20th) from 2 PM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 8 PM. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday (Feb. 21st) at 2 PM at St John’s Lutheran Church, 514 East Swamp Road, Penn Yan, NY.    Burial will be in Shuman Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

The family asks those who wish to make a memorial contribution in Lois memory to consider Manor Crest Foundation, 411 Clinton St., Penn Yan, NY 14527.
 
Lois was born March 2, 1925 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan, one of many during the first year of the new hospital’s operation.  She was the youngest of 8 children of Lydia Reissig Hey and Frederick Hey.
 
She attended a one room school on Voak Road  for 8 years and during that time was an active member of 4-H.  She graduated from Gorham Central School as Salutatorian and then from Rochester Business  Institute.  She was employed at the Eastman Kodak Office until her marriage to Wilson E. Oswald  on June 29, 1946 at St John’s Lutheran Church in the Town of Potter.
 
She was a housewife, helping to raise three children on their farm before returning to work.  She worked at Penn Yan Express for many years and later retired from Con-Way Eastern Express.    In 1985 she joined the office staff of Yates County Sheriff Dept., where she worked until 1993.
 
She was a volunteer at Strong Hospital while in Rochester and at the former Rushville Clinic.  Lois was very active in PTA, in Voak Home Bureau and later as a member of Cornell Cooperative Extension.   
 
Lois was a charter member of the Finger Lake 2 Cycle Club and a supporter of the Keuka Outlet Trail.  She was baptized, confirmed, and married at St. John’s Lutheran Church where her grandfather Reissig was pastor in the early 1900’s.  She sang in the choir, was active in Sunday School and the women’s groups.
 
After her husband retired from farming, they built a home on Voak Rd. where she delighted in entertaining, baking and gardening.  Her flowers were an important part of her retirement years and  were always so beautiful.
 
She is survived by her 3 children: Randy (LuAnn) Oswald of Penn Yan, Cindy (John) Hotchkiss of Macedon, and Judy (Alan) Christensen of Penn Yan; 4 Grandchildren, Lisa (Andy) Wacht of Pleasantville NY, Melissa (Keith) Monroe of Gastonia, NC, Eric Hotchkiss of Fredonia, NY, and Ryan Oswald of Penn Yan; 2 Great-grandchildren, Ella Monroe and Mason Wacht;  1 dear sister, Doris Hey of Geneva; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 
She was predeceased by the love of her life, Wilson E. Oswald, who passed away April 13, 2007 after 61 years of marriage; and by her siblings Carl, Eleanor, Wilbur, Marion, Beulah, and Clyde.
 
Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

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Gorham- Donald G. “Dobber” Ledgerwood, age 75, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 at his home.
 

Friends may call Friday (Feb. 6th) from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham, and again on Saturday (Feb. 7th) from10 a.m. to 12 Noon. A Memorial Service will follow at Noon on Saturday. A Celebration will be held at the Gorham Fire Hall, following the service.

Burial will be private in Gorham Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Good Days and Special Times, 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Rd., Mendon, NY 14506-9732.;
or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

          Don was the son of the late George and Ruth Rackham Ledgerwood. He was retired from the Town of Gorham Highway Dept., after 26 years of service.Don was a member of the Gorham Fire Dept., and the North Seneca Sportsmen and Rifle Club.

          Don is survived by four children, Michele Dixon, Mark (Betty) Ledgerwood, Susan (Thomas) Mantz and Cody Ledgerwood; 8 grandchildren, Stacy Youngs, Emily Youngs,  Angela Youngs,  Cameron Ledgerwood,  Justin Ledgerwood, Matthew (Becky) Grube, Tara Grube and Lindsay Mantz; 7 great-grandchildren, Jacob, Aaron Levi, Bailey, Klair, Olivia, Joshua, and Alexis; two brothers, Robert (Ann) Ledgerwood and Gary (Judy) Ledgerwood; two sisters, Gail (Harvey) Squier and Sandra Wales; and several nieces and nephews.

          Don was predeceased by his sister, Cheryl Ledgerwood.

          Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.
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Clifton Springs- Rev. Gerard Townsend Remsen, Jr., age 84, of Ashton Place, died Thursday, January 29, 2015, with his wife at his side.

          A Memorial Service will be held at a date to be announced.

          In keeping with Gerry’s wishes, the family requests no flowers. Please consider memorial contributions to the Spencerport United Church of Christ, 65 Church St., Spencerport, NY 14559; or to the Clifton Springs Hospital Chapel, 2 Coulter Drive, Clifton Springs, NY 14432.

          Gerry was born in Glen Ridge, NJ in 1930. He grew up in Upper Montclair, NJ. Gerry served in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1954 as a Radioman, First Class, on the U.S.S. Adirondack, the Flagship of the U.S. Navy’s Mediterranean Fleet.

          Gerry graduated from Newark Academy in Livingston, NJ. He attended Drew University in Madison, NJ., and graduated from Syracuse University and Bangor Theological Seminary in Bangor, Maine. Gerry took clinical training at Bangor State Hospital, and attended the Institute of Pastoral Care in Bangor.

          Gerry served churches in Maine and in New York State. He retired after 18 years of service at the Brighton United Church of Christ in Brighton, NY. When he led the Messiah United Church of Christ in New Hartford, NY, church membership out-grew the existing building and a new larger church building was built. Gerry had also been the Treasurer of the Saquoit Valley Ministerial Association.

          Active in all the communities he served, Gerry had been a Fire Department  Chaplain for 39 years. He was Vice-President of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, and led many American Cancer Society Drives.
Gerry had been Vice-President of the Genesee Valley Ecumenical Ministries. He also had a weekly talk-radio show.

          Gerry and Agnes had a love of sailing, from when they first started dating to the building of the Aggie Lou II sail boat.  Gerry also had a great love for camping. He instilled his love of sailing and an appreciation for camping in his sons and grandson.

          Gerry is survived by his wife of 59 years, Agnes; son, Gerard T. Remsen III and his wife, Kathleen and their son, Neil; and son, Daniel H. Remsen and his wife, Robyn. Gerry was predeceased by his son, Staff Sergeant Lawrence C. Remsen.

          Arrangements are by the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. 
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 F. David Doran
  Seper Fidelis
 
Penn Yan - Francis David Doran, (Duke to the grandchildren) joined his Band of Brothers on January 28, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. David had a fighting spirit, a lust for life and deep devotion to his family and Lord in whose care he rests together with Edith Hall his wife, his parents and siblings who have gone before him.
 
Calling hours in New York will be at Kenneth Perkins Funeral Home, Gorham, will be on February 1, 2015 from 1PM to 3PM, which will be followed by a Memorial Service at 3PM.
 
Funeral Mass will be held at St. Matthias Catholic Church, Bryn Mawr Ave, Bala-Cynwyd, PA at 1PM on Saturday February 7, 2015.   His ashes will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in a private ceremony.
 
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St John Newman Shrine, at Saint Peter the Apostle Church, 1019 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19123. In retirement years David served as a Docent at the Shrine of St John Newmann. 
 
David was born in Greensburg PA on Thanksgiving 11/28/29 during the stock market crash and beginning of the Great Depression. Sixth child to Edward J. and Mae Bozarth Doran, the family spent most of their years in Cape May New Jersey where his five sisters and three brothers enjoyed a large group of relatives and extended family that visited the seaside resort. He is a 4th generation Irish descendent, tracing the family roots to Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland.
 
At age 16 David entered the Merchant Marines/Gulf Oil Company and traveled extensively up and down the eastern seaboard: Rio de Janeiro, Panama, Trinidad, Tobago and the Caribbean range. David continued his secondary education, and graduated from Cape May High School in 1948 and immediately entered the United States Marine Corp at Camp Lejeune.  He was stationed at Bremerton, Washington where he met Edith Hall, Lt Junior Grade USN, later to become his wife on April 9, 1950, in Quantico VA. Soon after their marriage he was deployed to Korea.  During his service he served at the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea Peninsula, in an epic battle of the Korean War.  November and December 1950 saw frigid weather in - 60 degrees below zero and claimed many of his band of brothers. He marched with 100,000 Korean women and children back to South Korea to safety. He and the other Marines will be forever remembers as the “Frozen Chosin”.
 
Honorably discharged from the military in 1952, military rank of ‘Buck’ Sergeant. He attended LaSalle College, Philadelphia on the GI Bill, while working and raising a family. After four years of college and four beautiful daughters he received his Bachelors of Science in Accounting.  His first job out of college was working with Burroughs Corporation selling components to the Space Program in Florida and Texas.  During that time he met Werner Von Braun. He also worked for RCA, Camden NJ.  He began a career with the United States Postal Service as a senior accounts officer at the Eastern Regional office in Philadelphia. He also served in various capacities in California, Washington, DC, West Virginia, Virginia and New York. He retired in 1996 after 26 years of service.
 
He obtained his Master’s of Arts Degrees in Secondary Education in 1967 from St. Joseph’s College, Philadelphia PA.  Knowing the importance of education from his father and Aunt - Sister Saint Isabelle, SSJ, David and Edith were in a position economically to send their six children to college.  This ensured they had the best chance to succeed in their careers and life, for which the children are forever in their debts. He also assisted his grandchildren and great grandchildren with financial assistance for college.
 
He was a lifelong resident of Bala Cynwyd PA, until failing health brought him closer to his daughters residing in NY State.  He was an active member and ‘greeter’ at St. Matthias Church.
 
He was preceded in death by his wife and comrade in arms, Edith Hall Doran in 2002, his siblings June, Mary, Dorothy, Edward, William, Angela, and Cabrini.  He is survived by his six loving children, Mary Frances Doran (Paulo Gomstaves)  of Amsterdam, Netherlands, Edith Miller (Pedro Gonzalez) of Penn Yan, NY, Kathleen Doran (Hunter) Martin of Narberth, Pennsylvania, Isabelle Doran (Neil) Jensen of Stanley NY, David Doran of Wynnewood, PA and Maureen Doran-Hendrix (Neil Searles) of Penn Yan, NY;  grandchildren Michael and Matthew Miller, Lindsey and Megan Jensen, Marshall and Maclain Hendrix, Kaitlyn Martin and Ryan Hubbell; great grandchildren Ethan and Liam Miller and Eric Carney-Hendrix, brother James (Joan) Doran of Wynnewood, PA; goddaughter Suzanne (Edward) Gaffney, Gainsville, VA and many nieces and nephews; Brother in-law Robert Hall and sister in law Mary Frances Doran, and sister in law Madeline Hall.
 
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Penn Yan- Pauline E. Lewis, age 90, died on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.

          A graveside ceremony will be held in July at a date to be announced.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 3500 Winton Place, Suite 4, Rochester, NY 14623.

          Born in Burdett, Pauline was the daughter of the late William and Alta Perry Becker. On Jan. 21, 1941 she married Charles H. Lewis in Addison, NY. Pauline worked for 27 years for K&L Cleaners in Penn Yan, retiring in 1984.

          Pauline is survived by two daughters, Nancy (Harold) Smith and Judy (Stanley) Trenchard, both of Penn Yan; two sons, Phil Lewis of AZ and Douglas Lewis of Penn Yan; daughter-in-law, Nora Lewis; several grand and great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Patricia Beckhorn; one brother, Paul Becker; and several nieces and nephews.

          She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Charles H. Lewis; by her son, Michael Lewis; by her brother, Clifford Becker; and by her great-great-granddaughter, Tasha Ellis.

          Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

 
 
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Rushville- Lawrence E. Harris, age 77, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.

          Friends may call Monday (Jan. 26th) from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday (Jan. 27th) at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Yates County, 1216 Rte. 14A., Penn Yan, NY 14527; or to the National Kidney Foundation, 15 Prince St.,#2nd, Rochester, NY14607.

          Larry was born in Penn Yan. He was the son of the late Lawrence and Leona Russell Harris. He had worked at Agway in Geneva for over 25 years; and later for F.F.Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua.

          Larry was a former member of the Penn Yan Moose Club, and of the Penn Yan V.F.W. He was an avid Elvis fan, and took the trip of his dreams to Graceland last year.

          Larry is survived by his wife of 46 years, Cathy Kennerson Harris; eight children, Larry Orr, Matthew Harris, Cindy (Anthony Tucceri, Jr.) Allen-Tucceri, Jim R. (Betty) Cator, Michael (Brenda) Harris, Crystal McQuaid, Victoria Harris and Cash (Laurie) Harris; sister, Betsy (Dick) Nicholson; 4 brothers, Donny Harris, Darrel Harris, Kevin Harris and Kim Harris; 17 grandchildren, Michael L. Harris, Samantha Harris, Jimmy Cator, Kelly (Kenny) Hutchinson, Kacie Harris, Matthew Harris, Cash Harris, Philip Allen, Jennifer (Tom) Ewing, Amanda (Matthew) Angell, Ashley McQuaid, Alexis McQuaid, Ron McQuaid, Natasha Orr, Larry (Mary Ellen) Orr, Branden Perry and Brendon Perry; many great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.

            Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.
 

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Jean Ann VanWagner Bement  1936 - 2015

 Hopewell- Jean Bement has gone to rest following an extended illness.
    
          Friends may call Friday (Jan. 23rd) from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.  A Funeral Service will be held Saturday (Jan. 24th) at 1 p.m. at the Aloquin United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

         Memorial contributions may be made to the Aloquin U.M.C., c/o Alice Russell, 2803 Rte. 5 & 20, Stanley, NY 14561; or to the F.F.Thompson Foundation, for the Volunteers, 350 Parrish St., Canandaigua, NY 14424.

         Jean was born in Niagara Falls, NY, but only lived there as a young child. The family returned to Hopewell to be near the Moore family. She was the daughter of the late John Pells VanWagner and Doris Moore VanWagner. Jean was a 1954 graduate of Gorham High School. She attended the University of Buffalo. Jean worked for the NYS Dept. of Labor’s Unemployment Office for 35 years; as a Secretary at the Marcus Whitman Middle School for 3 years; and as a Receptionist at F.F.Thompson Hospital for 15 years. Jean was still working and volunteering at Thompson up until her hospitalization.

        Jean was a life-long member of the Aloquin United Methodist Church, where she always played an active role – from being part of the choir to baking pies for church suppers, as well as serving various roles on boards of the church. She was a member and officer of the Hopewell Historical Society. She was proud of her family’s long history in Ontario County, as well as the VanWagner family early American involvement and passed her love for history to her children and grandchildren.

        Jean was part of the “Aloquin Ladies That Lunch” once she “retired”, meeting with old friends and new once or twice a month to catch up. She lived in the house she grew up in and remained close with high school friends til the day she died. She loved working on her class reunions.

        The family refers to her “retirement” jokingly – she never slowed down and was often “hot on the highway” meeting friends, volunteering, driving grandchildren and great-grandchildren to and fro. She was committed to her volunteer work at the Gift Shop at Thompson and when the family couldn’t find her, often guessed she might be there.

        Jean liked to travel. When her daughters were young, she saved up every year for a big vacation and in the years where money was tight, they managed day trips. She and Hap were able to visit Ireland. They also enjoyed Cape Cod. What made her trips even more special, was the fact that they were done with in-laws and nieces and nephews. The more the merrier! Hap and Jean have a winter retreat in Tampa that she loved, away from the frigid NY winters.

        Jean was known for her ceramics. She spent the last 40 years producing figurines and signs. She was especially well known for her pumpkins – they are spread across the land with her children’s friends and Christmas trees that were always a quick seller at church bazaars.

         When Jean wasn’t away from home, she spent time in her gardens, baking and preserving fruits and vegetables, and enjoying the hummingbirds buzzing her many feeders. She loved flowers, and spent time as a volunteer at Sonnenberg Gardens.

         Every summer, Jean and Hap would host a “little” bonfire, a gathering enjoyed by friends and family, but most of all Jean.

         And, Jean loved her shows. Friends and family knew not to call her from 7 pm til 8 pm in fear of interrupting Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.

         Most importantly she was a proud supporter of her grandchildren in all their sports and activities. She spent many a cold, blustery evening or sweltering summer day on the bleachers cheering for her grandchildren and their friends at sporting events. She hated to miss their indoor soccer tournaments and family was never sure if it was because they were indoor or because of the excitement of the games!

         Jean is survived by her husband of 36 years, John “Hap” Bement; 2 daughters, Deborah (Jim) Boughton O’Neil and Teresa (Ed) Randolph; 8 grandchildren, LeEtta Jean Knaak, Jeffrey (Josh) Knaak, Ronnie Knaak, Edward Randolph Jr., Paige O’Neil, Shawn Randolph, Matthew Randolph and Jordan Randolph; 4 great-grandchildren, Alanna Jean, Aden, Gage and Arianna; in-laws, Mary “Sis” (Howard) Johnston, James (Shirley) Bement, Charles (Betty) Bement, Beverly (Ernie) Kerskie and Tom (MaryAnn) Bement; special niece, Melissa Pielow Lamphier; and many, many other nieces and nephews.

       Jean was predeceased by her sister, Dorie Pielow; brother-in-law, Dale Pielow; and sister-in-law, Helen Doran.
           
       Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

 
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Canandaigua- Ada Clark, 88, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015.

          Calling hours will be held on Sunday (Jan. 18th) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 3 p.m.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Stanley-Hall-Gorham Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 41, Gorham, New York 14461.

          Ada was the daughter of the late Carl F. Stell and Esther F. Reed Stell. She was retired from the V.A. Medical Center.

          She is survived by son, Daniel (Karen) Clark; daughter, Judith (Kirk) Wilson; 8 grandchildren, Brian (Katrina) Clark, Brett Clark, Brandi (Lee) Mosley, Barry (Jamie) Clark, Joshua Wilson, Grace (Tom) Bayer, Abby (Jeff) Hand and Carla (Mike) Van deWater; 20 great-grandchildren, Kaili, Kyle and Kody, Dylan and Andrew, Courtney, Allie, Alex, Jack and Sam, Holly, Shelby and Jarrett, Ashley, Casey, Zach, Trevor and Allissa, and Kendra and Brooke; several great-great-grandchildren; six siblings, Barbara Curry, Fred (Joan) Stell, Donald (Sandy) Stell, Richard (Brenda) Stell, William (Etta) Stell and April Rainer; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

          Ada was predeceased by her sister, Virginia Langmaid; and brothers, Carl Stell and Jean Stell.

          Condolences for the family may be made through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.
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Earlene “Shorty” Pellegrino  1942 – 2015

Gorham- Earlene “Shorty” Pellegrino, age 72, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015.

          Friends may join the family for a celebration of Earlene’s life from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday (Jan. 14th) at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday (Jan. 15th) at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1120 S. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620.

          Earlene is survived by her devoted husband of 50 years, Peter Pellegrino; sons, David of Webster and Steven (Belinda) of Irondequoit; sisters, Sharon Barton of Sturgis, SD, and Jeanie (Raymond) Saucier of Geneva, NY; many nieces and nephews; also special niece, April Shattuck of Port Ewen, NY.

          Condolences may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.

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Gerard “Jerry” Joseph Hill   1939 - 2015

Rushville- Gerard “Jerry” Joseph Hill, died on Jan. 8, 2015, in his home in Rushville, NY.

Friends may call on Saturday (Jan. 17th) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A 3 p.m. Memorial Service will follow at the funeral home.

Jerry was born on Dec. 5, 1939 to the late Clement and Teresa (Miller) Hill in Rochester, NY. Jerry graduated from Edison Tech High School in Rochester, NY in 1957, and eventually moved to the farm on Lindsley Rd. in Rushville, NY with his mom, dad and younger brother in 1960. He used his steady hands and love for fixing things to work as a mechanic for the entirety of his life. He constantly kept himself busy tending to the farm, gardening, hunting, canning, woodworking and reading the newspaper. He was a long time member of St. Mary’s Church in Rushville.

He is survived by his children, Marjorie Hill, Nancy Hill (Brian Patel), Clement Hill and Virginia Hill; his grandchildren, Grace, Maya and Joseph Patel and Drake Quinones; sister, Jacqueline Grass; brother, John (Linda) Hill; 18 nieces and nephews; and several bunnies, chickens and turkeys. For the last 15 years he was loved and cared for by Patricia Busby and her sons, Jesse Riddle and Terry Busby.

He was predeceased by his sister, Joan Fay; and brothers-in-law, Donald Fay and Albert Grass.

Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.  

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Rushville- Donna Caldwell Bay, age 85, died peacefully Sunday, January 11, 2015.

          Friends may call Saturday (Jan. 17th) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Rushville United Methodist Church. A Memorial Service will follow at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 1, Middlesex, NY 14507; or the 2nd Chance Dog Rescue, 804 Stone Church Rd., Waterloo, NY 13165.

          Donna was the daughter of the late Clayton Caldwell and Homer and Bernadine Twitchell Brown. She was a member of the Rushville United Methodist Church. Donna was retired from Marcus Whitman Central School, where she had been a Teacher’s Aide for many years. She was the widow of Milton Bay, who died in 1990. She was also predeceased by a great-granddaughter, Josie Gray.

          Donna is survived by four children, Jennifer (Gerard) Colf, Gerald (Donna) Bay, Dennis Bay, and Paula (Joe Selvek) Haury; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; special friend, Joseph Shanto; exchange-daughters, Patsy and Inez Otero; sister, Sharon Jaynes; sister-in-law, Ruth (Leigh) Clark; brother-in-law, Thomas Bay; two rescue-puppies, Ginger and Lily; and many nieces and nephews.

          Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com
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Keuka Park- Nancy Ann Hopkins, age 73, passed away on Jan. 1, 2015 at Rochester General Hospital, after a long illness.

          Burial was in Yatesville Cemetery, after a private Graveside Service. Rev. Thomas Wunder officiated.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Yatesville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 708, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

          Born in Batavia, Nancy was the daughter of the late Earl and Edna Munger Hume. She worked as a Home Health Aide for Ontario County, until her retirement. She loved feeding the birds.

          She is survived by her husband, Robert Hopkins; son, Gary Goodman; daughter, Christine Somora; 4 grandchildren; and former husband, Bob Goodman.

          Condolences for Nancy’s family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.
 


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Geneva/Victor- Clarence E. Raes, age 86, died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, January 3, 2015.

         Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday (Jan. 10th) in Oaklawn Cemetery,  with Military Honors. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. at the United Church of Phelps, following the committal.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ontario County Humane Society, 2976 County Road 48, Canandaigua, NY 14424.

         Clarence was the son of the late Camiel and Angelique Van de Moortel Raes. He served proudly in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Clarence was a member of the Geneva American Legion. A long-time farmer, Clarence was retired from International Paper Company in Geneva.

         Clarence is survived by one daughter, Deborah (Edward) Hemminger; five grandchildren, Suzanne (Art) Brucker, Lori (Brian) Jantosciak; Chris (Donna) Hemminger, Douglas (Ailyn) Hemminger; and James Habeck; and many great-grandchildren.

         Clarence was predeceased by his wife, Shirley Smith Raes in 2011; his son, Lawrence E. Raes in 2011; four sisters, Marie (Al) Schroo, Pauline (Lloyd) Johnson, Margaret (Hugh) Snyder and Irene (Robert) Douglas; three brothers, Stanley (Mary) Raes, Edward Raes and  Emerick (Edna) Raes.

         Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.
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Stanley- Nancy J. Bardeen Meyer, age 83, of Stanley, passed away, after a brief illness, on Saturday, January 3, 2015, at Geneva General Hospital, surrounded by her children.

          Friends may call Wednesday (Jan. 7th) from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Oaks Corners, NY.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Hall Fire Department, P.O. Box 8, Hall, NY 14463; or to your local Fire Department.

          Born June 7, 1931, Nancy was the daughter of the late Charles Raymond and Twila Weiss Bardeen. She graduated from Geneva High School in 1949, and married Paul Meyer of Stanley.

          Nancy was a homemaker the majority of her life. She worked seasonally at Seedway in Hall for many years. Nancy retired from the Ontario County Health Facility as supply clerk, after 10 years of service. After retirement she provided respite care for the elderly. Nancy enjoyed spending time with her family, playing cards or scrabble, and being in the sun!

          Nancy was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a very happy, positive person who was loved by all who knew her. She will be deeply missed by her four children, Russ Meyer, Jane Chapman, Elizabeth (Daniel) Pierson and Martin (Mary) Meyer; her ten grandchildren, Amanda (Carl) Lester, Tom Meyer, Matthew Meyer, Jared Meyer, Sarah Jane (Jay) Ji, Trevor Chapman, Nancy (Mike) Miller, Ben Pierson, Bethany Meyer, and Jack Meyer; her four great-grandchildren, Justin, Garett and Holden Lester and Jackson Miller; one sister-in-law, Helen Wells; and several nieces and nephews.

          Nancy was predeceased by her parents; her son, Thomas R. Meyer; two brothers, William and Robert Bardeen; two sisters-in-law, Doris Meyer and Arleane Bardeen; two brothers-in-law, Charles “Bud” Meyer and Donald Meyer; and by her ex-husband, Paul Meyer.

          Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.


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Seneca Castle -  Dona Jeanne Nedrow Soper , age 67, beloved wife, sister, aunt and friend, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 at Rochester General Hospital.         

A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family, with burial in Whitney Cemetery.
         
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ontario County Humane Society, 2976 Co. Rd. 48, Canandaigua, NY 14424; or to the charity of one’s choice.
         
Dona was born April 30, 1947, the second child of James V. and Arlene P. Nedrow. She was raised on the family farm at Lake Ridge, NY. Dona graduated from Southern Cayuga Central High School in 1965, and from Alfred State College in 1967, with an Associates Degree in Secretarial Science. On June 20, 1976 she married Alan E. Soper.
         
Dona was employed for over 30 years as an Executive Administrative Assistant in the Horticultural Science Dept. at the NY State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva. She also served as Secretary and Treasurer for the Whitney Cemetery Association.
Dona’s zest for life was seen in everything she did.

Family and friends held a special place in Dona’s life. She enjoyed family reunions and spending time with friends and her beloved Brittany Spaniels. Dona cared deeply and gave generously of herself and her time to others. She was an avid quilter, who gave many of her quilts as gifts to family and friends. Dona maintained a positive, joyous attitude throughout her life. Those close to her cherish many fond memories.

Dona is survived by her husband of 38 years, Alan Soper; sister, Sharon Nedrow; brother, J. Kevin (Barbara) Nedrow; three nieces, Alicia, Katie and Abby; two aunts; and other nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her father, James Nedrow in 1992; her mother, Arlene Nedrow in 2006; and her sister, Judith Nedrow in 2006.

Condolences for the family may be sent through www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com.
 



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