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Penn Yan – Thomas C. Wilkie, 81, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, after a long illness.

A Funeral Service will be held Saturday (Dec. 16th) at 10 a.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.

A Private Burial will be at Brookside Cemetery.

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

Tom was the son of the late George and Ethel Wilkie. He served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962. He was retired from HEP Sales in Geneva. During his lifetime, he had also worked at Shay Oil and Gas in Penn Yan and at Kodak.
Tom was an avid Dirt Racing fan and enjoyed fast cars all his life. He was a member of the Two Cylinder Club. Tom and his wife attended many John Deere Expos.

Tom owned an apple orchard on the home farm on Armstrong Road. He enjoyed planting trees, pulling brush, mowing lawn and working on the land. Tom was an animal lover. He also enjoyed traveling with his camper and traveled through all the Provinces of Canada, and in retirement to Florida in the winter.

Tom is survived by his wife, Ellen Porter Wilkie; son, Ronald (Valerie) Wilkie; daughter, Kathleen Wilkie; three grandchildren, Rebecca Wilkie, Tyler Wilkie and Matt Campo; and brothers, Phillip (Carol) Wilkie and George W. (Patricia) Wilkie.

The Wilkie family wants to thank everyone at The Homestead for the excellent care they gave Tom.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Wilkie family.
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Hall- Jerry A. Johnston, Sr., age 72, died Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse.

Friends may call Wednesday (Dec. 13th) from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. Services will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Little Church Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gorham United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 225, Gorham, NY 14461.

Jerry served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. 

Jerry retired from the NYS Experiment Station in 2003. He enjoyed his family and hunting.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Betty Dillon Johnston; son, William (Wendy) Van Sickle; daughter, Lori (Chris Anderson) Sutton; four grandchildren, Cara, Dillon, Madison and Ethan; brother, Robert Johnston; and several nieces and nephews.

Jerry was predeceased by his son, Jerry A. “J.J.” Johnston, Jr.; his sister, Gail Hanson; and his parents, Robert and Margaret Pierson Johnston.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Johnston family.


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Branchport – Tyrone A. “Ty” Phillips, 77, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 at his home.

Friends may call Saturday (Dec. 16th) from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held Monday (Dec. 18th) at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Number Nine Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Duodenal Cancer Research, Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263.

Ty was retired from the Yates County Sheriff’s Department. He was a driver for the Amish and Mennonite Communities. He was the former owner of Phillips Construction, Clifton Springs; and had formerly worked for Hartmann Metal Fabricating in Victor, NY.

Ty was a member of the NRA and the North American Hunting Club. He enjoyed both hunting and fishing.

Ty is survived by his wife, Audrey “Jeanne” Phillips; two sons, Robert (Jeanne Marie) Phillips  and Charles (Jean) Phillips ; one daughter, Regina (Ronald) Lewis; two grandsons, Joshua and Kyle; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Glenn (Pat) Phillips of Virginia and Walter (Dolores) Phillips of Phelps; one sister, Bonnie (Bill) Furkin of Clifton Springs; and several nieces and nephews.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Phillips Family.



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Stanley- Wayne King Hovey, age 83, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at his home.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday (Dec. 30th) at 11 a.m. at the Reed Corners Federated Church. Burial will be in Reed Corners Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Reed Corners Federated Church 4030 Rte. 247, Canandaigua, NY 14424.

Wayne was born July 3, 1934 in York, NY, to the late Walter George Hovey and Mildred Virginia King Hovey. He was the husband of Barbara A. Handel Hovey. They were married May 20, 1961 at the Liska’s Kill Reformed Church, Schenectady, NY, by the Rev. Cornelius Van Heist.

Wayne was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a member of the Reed Corners Federated Church. He enjoyed flying, motorcycling, ham radios and camping.

Wayne is survived by daughter, Michele (David Johnson) Hovey Childs of Rochester, NY; son, Bruce (Diane) Hovey of Stanley, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Brian and Joyce Hovey of Pavilion, NY; and several nieces and nephews.

Wayne was predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Richard Toland of Piffard.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence for the Hovey Family.

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Manchester/Gorham- Ronald E. Chase passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the age of 74.

Friends may call Saturday (Dec. 2nd) from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday (Dec. 3rd) at 2 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva, NY 14456; or Ontario Humane Society, 2976 Co. Rd. 48, Canandaigua, NY 14424.

Ronald retired from Tobins First Prize Meats after being a salesman for 27 years. Then he and his wife bought and ran the Old Mill House Restaurant in Gorham for 10 years. Ron stood at the grill every day cooking food for all to enjoy (no one ever left hungry). Even the “Big Ron” was named after him. He enjoyed sitting and drinking coffee with all of the regulars that came in.

He most recently was employed at the Tops (formerly Big M) in Clifton Springs, where all the patrons got to know what a great man he was. Even the children wanted to make sure they got to say, “Hi” when they came in. Ron gave a forever home to his latest kids, Sweet Pea and Bubba, his beloved cats.

Ronald is survived by his wife of 31 years, Joellen Chase; sister-in-law, Anne Chase; three daughters, Ronda (Daniel) Reynolds, Venus Edmister and Heather (Jason Hamelinck) Gundersen; 12 grandchildren, Cassandra, Samantha (Dustin), Maranda (James), Courtney, Dyllon, Montana, Mary-Katherine, Christian, Mea, Oktohber, Brooke and Logan; five great-grandchildren, Lotus, Christopher, Phoebe, Thomas and Alice; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Alice Chase; brother, Charles Chase; and great-nephew, Adam Chase, all from Gorham, NY.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence for the Chase Family.
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Canandaigua- William A. “Will” Rohrer, age 38, died Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at the home of his mother.

Friends may call Wednesday (Dec. 6th) from 6-8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. Services will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Finger Lakes Technical and Career Center Auto Body Club c/o Vicki Shay WFL Boces 131 Drumlin Court, Newark, NY.

William graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 1997. He owned and operated Roar Automotive in Penn Yan. William lived in Iowa for nine years and worked for Amana Co. as a welder. He enjoyed skiing and art.

Will was a beloved son, brother and uncle.

William is survived by his mother, Robin Larson Rohrer; father, William A. Rohrer; two sisters, Allison (Lucian) Sacheli and Andrea Rohrer; three nephews, Lucian Sacheli, Lucca Sacheli and Reese Metcalf; two nieces, Lydia Sacheli and Lily Metcalf; two aunts; and several cousins.

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Canandaigua/Vine Valley- Wade R. “Pud” Button, age 80, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017.

Friends may call Saturday (Dec. 2nd) from 12 Noon to 2 p.m. at the Middlesex United Methodist Church. A Memorial Service will follow at 2 p.m. at the Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Middlesex United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 116, Middlesex, NY 14507; or to the Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance, 817 Rte. 245, Middlesex, NY 14507.

Pud was born August 9, 1937, the son of the late Leon G. and Mabel Shane Button. He was a graduate of the Middlesex Valley Central School, Class of 1955.

On Aug. 31, 1957, he married Sandra Voorhees at the Middlesex United Methodist Church. He was employed at Emerson Produce for several years, and then at Eastman Kodak for 30 years, retiring in 1991.
Pud was a member of the Vine Valley United Methodist Church, the Rushville Masonic Lodge #377, the Stanley Lodge #434 I.O.O.F., and the Middlesex Conservation Club.

Pud was involved in farming for several years, with his son, Terry. He enjoyed snowmobiling on Tug Hill and at Yellowstone National Park. He also enjoyed hunting, traveling, NASCAR, the New York Yankees and the Syracuse Orange basketball team.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sandra; three sons, Terry (Debbie Mack) and family, Robert (Clare) and family, and Michael (Rondi); one daughter, Susan Button; two grandsons, Leon and Bob; one granddaughter, Bryn; two sisters, Anne Arnold and Marilyn Cornish; ; two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Button and Nancy Hey; brother-in-law, Dudley (Percy) Voorhees; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pud was predeceased by his brother, Leon; and his brothers-in-law, Frank Arnold and Sam Cornish.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Button family.
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Varick – Sheldon F. “Shorty” Sharpe, age 74, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, at his home.

Services will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the NYS Steam Engine Association, P.O. Box 1149, Canandaigua, NY 14424.

Sheldon was born March 15, 1943 in Scott, NY, the son of the late John and Genevieve Sharpe.

He was a Director of the NY Steam Engine Association. He mowed at the Steam Pageant grounds every Wednesday. Sheldon collected Allis Chalmers and organized the Gathering of the Orange at the NYS Steam Pageant. He had a tractor parts business, related to Allis Chalmers tractors.

Sheldon is survived by his wife, Sue Sharpe; two sons, Todd (Mary) Sharpe and Gregg (Jessica) Sharpe; one sister, Sandy (Al) Tuttle; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, Louis Sharpe, and his sister, Esther Bush.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Sharpe family.

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Seneca Castle- Grace M. Williams, 88, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at Geneva Living Center North.

Friends may call Friday (Nov. 24th) from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday (Nov. 25th) at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Grace loved flowers; or Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Grace was the daughter of the late Harry and Gladys Hanvey. She worked at Lohmann’s Foods in Gorham. During her life she was devoted to family, especially her grandchildren.

Grace is survived by one son, Roderick (Barbara) Brooks of CT; sister, Joyce Wells; sister-in-law, Lois Hanvey; daughter-in-law, Amy Brooks;and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves her beloved grandchildren, Jennifer, Michael, John (Kristine), Justin and Matthew Brooks; and several great-grandchildren.

Grace was predeceased by her first husband, Willard Brooks; her second husband, Richard Williams; and her son, Willard Brooks, Jr.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to Grace’s family.



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Seneca Castle - Elsie Hemminger, 93, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2017.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday (Dec. 27th) at 11 a.m. at the Seneca Castle United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Methodist Church, Seneca Castle, NY 14547; or the 4-H Camp Bristol Hills, Bathroom Update Campaign, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County, 480 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424.

was born Elsie Marie Koek in Penn Yan, NY to Chresten and Agnes Koek on May 9, 1924. She graduated from Penn Yan high school and Myers Memorial Hospital Nursing School in Buffalo where she received her RN nursing degree.

She married Ralph Hemminger of Geneva, NY in 1947 and enjoyed 50 years of marriage before his death in 1997. They first ran a farm on “shares” until 1952, when they purchased and moved to a farm west of Geneva, NY. They also purchased the Noble farm in Seneca Castle, NY in 1959, renaming it Hemdale Farms. The last few years of their marriage were spent in a house they built next to this farm. The farm is now operated by their son and grandson.

Elsie followed her nursing career as a RN in the Geneva Hospital until the 1970’s and then worked as a volunteer nurse for the Rushville clinic for many years. She was a member of the Seneca Castle United Methodist Church.
In addition to her devotion to her family, Elsie loved to garden, was a wonderful cook and crocheted many beautiful items for family and friends. She also loved to travel. She was very proud of her Danish heritage and travelled to Denmark multiple times to visit her parents’ homesteads and extended family. Elsie’s Danish pastry was a much sought-after item at church bake sales.

Elsie was a devoted and loved mother and grandmother, and is survived by her sister Agnes DeBolt of Penn Yan, NY; and her children: Ralph James Hemminger of Chicago, Ill.; Dawn (Bill) Smith of Clifton Springs, NY; Joline (James Kraker) Hemminger of Cazenovia, NY; and Dale (Connie) Hemminger of Geneva, NY. She also is survived by 8 grandchildren: Chris (Meredith) Ruthven; Jason Smith; Evan (Christy) Kraker; Jesse Kraker; Jeremy (Erin) Kraker; Tamara (Matthew) Felker; Clay (Lauryn) Hemminger; Alessandra Hemminger; as well as 6 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph and brothers; Marvin Koek and Glen Koek of Penn Yan.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Hemminger family.
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Potter- Kenneth R. Thompson, 82, died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017.

Friends may call Friday (Nov. 17th) from 12 Noon to 2 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery, with military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.

Mr. Thompson was born Nov. 5, 1935 in Macedon, NY; raised in Farmington, NY; enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in February 1953 and discharged as Corporal in February 1956. Mr. Thompson was a self-employed tractor trailer operator, leased first to RFC Transport, STL Transport and spent his last 27 years before retirement leased with Concrete Delivery in Rochester, NY. He owned and operated Thompson Trucking.

Mr. Thompson played guitar and sang country music. He also enjoyed hunting, stock car racing and vintage automobiles.

He is survived by his daughter and three sons, Cynthia L. (Don) Carbone, Daniel R. Thompson, Steven J. (Patty) Thompson and Kenneth Randall (Margaret) Thompson; four grandchildren, Naomi (AJ) Hanna, Todd Thompson, Michelle Carbone, and Zachary Carbone; one brother, Robert C. Thompson of Santa Monica, CA; one sister, Connie Reed of Rushville, NY; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Roger and Gladys Smith Thompson; and brother, Richard Thompson.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome to send a condolence to the Thompson family.
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Gorham/Palmyra- Ronald Christensen, age 73, died on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

Friends may call Saturday, (Nov. 11th) from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, (Nov. 12th) at 3 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Seneca #9 Presbyterian Church 4414 Number 9 Rd., Stanley, NY 14561.

Ron was a graduate of Gorham Central School Class of 1961 and Morrisville State College Class of 1963. Ron married his wife Beverly Iddings Christensen on September 5, 1970 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Waterloo. He was employed at Seedway, Blowers Fertilizer, Agway Bean Plant in Caledonia, NY and King Cole Bean Plant in Avon, NY.

Ron was a former member of the Stanley Odd fellows and a member of Seneca #9 Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed bowling, watching sports, cooking, fishing, eating out and family gatherings.

Ron is survived by his wife of 47 years, Beverly Marie Iddings Christensen; daughter, Christine Ann Christensen Olsen; two sons, Derek Ronald (Kristine) Christensen and Kyle Allen Christensen; five grandchildren, Anthony and Matthew Olsen, Dawsen, Leah and Jenna Christensen; and several cousins.

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

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Rushville – Lucy L. Zimmerman, 35, of Rushville, NY, died at Strong Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.

Born in New Holland, PA, she was the daughter of Isaac and Fannie Zimmerman; and wife of Amos H. Zimmerman, married April 14, 2005.

She was a member of the Rushville Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference, and was a homemaker.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are five children, Lanita, Amy Rose, Lisa, Darla and Derlyn Zimmerman, all at home.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jesse Tyler.

A viewing will be held on Sunday (Nov. 12th) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the family residence (519 State Rte. 247, Rushville). Funeral Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday (Nov. 13th) at the Rushville Mennonite Church in the Town of Gorham. Interment will follow in the adjoining Church Cemetery.

Arrangements by the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home
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Stanley- Michael L. Allen, 65, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 at Geneva General Hospital after a long illness.

Friends may call Wednesday (Nov. 1st) from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Stanley Fire Hall, 2040 Rte. 245, Stanley, NY. A Memorial Service will follow at 6 p.m. at the Fire Hall.

Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Penn Yan, at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be send to a charity that Mike supported, Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675; or to the Stanley Fire Company, P.O. Box 481, Stanley, NY 14561, where Mike had been a life-time member and former Fire Chief.

Mike was born in Penn Yan and was the son of the late Arthur and Betty Allen. He graduated from Marcus Whitman High School in 1970 and from C.C.F.L with an Associates Degree. Mike was a member of Ducks Unlimited.

Mike worked was a Wildlife Tech for the NYS DEC. He and Pete Nye worked together on the Eagle Project, which brought the Bald Eagle back to New York State. If you are lucky enough to see a Bald Eagle in New York, think of Mike.

Mike is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sharon Allen; two sons, Aaron (Coco) Allen of Corbin, KY and Matthew (Sara Bills) Allen of Macedon, NY; two grandchildren, Kaila Marie Allen and Noah Michael Allen; sister, Jana Reavis; nephew, Charles (Stacy) Reavis; "brother", Tom (Ann) Dublin; several brothers and sisters-in-law; and many friends. Mike was a loving father and grandfather.

The Allen family wishes to thank their many friends, who have helped them during Mike’s long illness.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome to send a message of condolence to the Allen family.


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Canandaigua- Debra J. Hamilton, 61, died Friday, October 27, 2017, after a long illness, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester with her husband, Rick, at her side.

Friends may call Thursday (Nov. 2nd) 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 Overackers Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, NY 10006.
Debbie was the daughter of the late Frederick Dean and Eula Dildine Dean Gavette. She was a 1975 graduate of Marcus Whitman High School. Debbie worked at Premier Packaging in Victor for 24 years.

Debbie enjoyed baking for her family and watching the NY Jets football team. She adored her grandchildren and had a heart of gold.

Debbie is survived by her husband, Richard “Rick” Hamilton; son, Jeremy Hamilton; several grandchildren; one great-grandchild; siblings, Randy (Liz) Gavette, Cathy (Kevin Hunt) Gage, Mark (Donna Parks) Gavette, Dee (Clint) Howell and Susan (Jim) Merit; brother-in-law, Clyde (Audrey) Hamilton; three sisters-in-law, Ruth Kerrick, Mary Stine, and Lois Jackson; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Debbie was predeceased by her parents, and by her step-father, Raymond Gavette.

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



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Geneva- Mark Steven Morgan, age 53, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 at the home of his loving mother, with his family at his side.

Friends may call Monday (Oct. 16th) from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday (Oct. 17th) at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to WingsforCysticFibrosis.org , c/o Lauri Jones, 667 State Rte. 96, Waterloo, NY 13165.

Mark was born March 26, 1964 in Geneva, NY. He graduated from Dundee High School in 1982. Mark had been a truck driver for D.C. Rauscher Trucking in Waterloo.

Mark had many talents. He played the guitar, and was an artist and wood carver. He enjoyed hunting and racing stock cars, mini sprint cars and modified asphalt cars. Mark also enjoyed NASCAR. Mark founded Wings for Cystic Fibrosis, a non-profit organization, to raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis, and to help other CF’ers with their financial burdens.

Mark is survived by his mother, Wanda (Jim) Carter; his father, Carl Bruce Morgan; five siblings, Craig (Melissa) Morgan, Lauri M. (Todd) Jones, Scott S. (Julie) Morgan, Tracy (Marlin Crowder) Carter and Stacey (Robin) Lokken; several nieces, nephews and close friends; and his dog, Tai.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to Mark’s family.



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Waterloo- Christopher John DeRosia, 34, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, as a result of a motorcycle accident.

Friends may call Saturday (Oct. 14th) 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 Sunday (Oct. 15th) at 2 p.m. at the Gorham United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Chris’ wife, Jamie DeRosia, c/o Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home, P.O. Box 201, Gorham, NY 14461.

Chris was born in Sodus, NY, the son of Leo DeRosia and Shirley Doucet. He was the step-son of John and Martha Shields, Sr.
Chris attended North Rose-Wolcott Central Schools. He was a foundry worker at Gould’s Pumps in Seneca Falls. Chris also worked at F-n-A Rhythm and Booze in Waterloo.

Chris loved motorcycles, fishing, video games and the Buffalo Bills. He was proud of owning his own house. Most of all Chris loved his three daughters and his wife.

Chris is survived his wife, Jamie; three daughters, Kailyn, Cirstyn and Kendra DeRosia; his father, Leo DeRosia; his step-parents, John and Martha Shields, Jr., and his grandmother, Shirley Doucet. He is also survived by 12 brothers and sisters, Cassandra (Jeff) Shallington, Gavin Shields, Nathan (Leah) Shields, Russell (Elizabeth) Noftell, Nicole (Derek) Corbin, John (Kaitlin) Shields, Jr., Mylinda (Patrick) DeRosia, Tony (Becky) DeRosia, Leela (Gerald) Valdez, Nina (Harold) St. John, Rachel (David) Smith, and Alicia Rumsey; and his best friends, Nate Scott and Steve Pollock; and many other loving friends.

Chris’s in-laws include his mother-in-law, Karen Leach; two sisters-in-law, Stefanie (Randy) Angelo and Viktoria (Jose Alicea) Leach; his uncle Phillip (Catherine) Hackett; a very special “Squishy”; and his wife’s grandmother, Kay Hackett. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Chris was predeceased by his mother, Shirley Doucet; and his father-in-law, Emory J. Leach.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the DeRosia family.



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Stanley/Newark- Carrie Angela Bellavio, age 93, passed away peacefully at the House of John on Oct. 7, 2017.

Visitation will be on Tuesday (Oct. 10th) from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Keri Memorial Funeral Home, 125 Main St., Lincoln Park, NJ.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday (Oct. 11th) at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Pequannock at 10 a.m.

Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Hackensack, NJ.

Memorial contributions may be made to the House of John, 14 Spring St., Clifton Springs, NY 14432.

Mrs. Bellavio is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Snow of Stanley, NY; son, Louis Bellavio of Lincoln Park, NJ; three grandchildren, Heather (Jeremy) Kwitschau, Aaron (Amanda) Snow and Tracy Snow; 8 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Bellavio; son, Joseph F. Bellavio; great-grandson, Jacob Snow; and four sisters and two brothers.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Bellavio/Snow families.
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Stanley- Leslie Ann Randazzo, age 57, died Friday, October 6, 2017 at F.F. Thompson Hospital.

Friends and family may call Monday, (Oct. 9th) from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.

A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, (Oct. 10th) at 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home.

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

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

Leslie was a graduate of East High School. She married Michael Randazzo, April 16, 1977 in Rochester. Leslie enjoyed crafts, gardening and her grandchildren. She was a member of Zion Fellowship Church in Canandaigua.

Leslie is survived by her husband of 40 years, Michael F. Randazzo, Sr.; three children, Michelle (Edward) Cozene, Michael F. (Ashley) Randazzo II and SFC Matthew J. (Kristen) Randazzo; five grandchildren, Zoey Cozene, Braydon Randazzo, Gavin Randazzo, Ella Randazzo and Ava Randazzo; mother, Mildred White; two sisters, Linda (Arthur) Marquis and Lorie (David) Young; brother, Robert (Eileen) Bulluck; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her father, Robert Bulluck; and brother, Thomas Bulluck.

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

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Canandaigua - Eugene V. Bell, 90, died Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at his home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday (Oct. 6th) at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Canandaigua.

Burial will be in the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Here was a guy who had it all. A devoted wife of 66 years, . Theirs was a love match from the start. Three brilliant children by birth, Christopher, Lisa and Sandy. His son of the heart, Joe All four were crazy about him and he was crazy about them. Their spouses were too, Serge, Susannah and Mary. And of course, the grandkids, Jerry, Tracy, Ben and Drew. All four are doing their grandfather proud. A devoted son, brother, son-in-law, uncle and friend, he loved more than words can express - his parents, his siblings, Mamie and Margie, Mary Ellen and George, Frankie and Barbara, Stella, Norma and Eli, Dianne and Frank.

Eugene Vincent Bell was born May 1, 1927 in New York City, the youngest of five to Joseph and Mary Bell. His family attended St. Jude's Parish where he served as head altar boy. In school, he studied to be a draftsman and in WWII he served in the US Navy aboard the USS Benewah. He was so proud of his service. In fact, his snazzy uniform was what attracted Virginia Collins when they first met. Of course, it was everything else about him that made her fall in love for a lifetime.

After the war, he worked for Rolls Royce and Mercedes Benz in , then Imported Motors in Montclair, New Jersey. Gene was a car guy - specifically a high-end car guy. He knew his stuff. He was an engineer at heart and a jack of all trades. Builder, craftsman, inventor, fine-tuner. He was a mighty fine fisherman and photographer too.

With all that said, his real focus was family. They lived together in New York, Paramus, Ringwood, New Jersey and finally Canandaigua, NY. It’s no exaggeration that everyone agrees amongst his best qualities were his loyalty and moral compass.
As he said of himself and his family, "we’ve been so lucky." Eugene Bell, you are very loved and you will be very missed.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Bell family.
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Canandaigua- Brandon Dale Perry, age 25, died unexpectedly on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

Friends may call Sunday (October 1st) from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.

A Funeral Service will be held Monday (October 2nd) at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Brandon was the son of Vicky Harris and the late Dale Roger Perry. He attended Marcus Whitman High School, where he played on the football team. He received a G.E.D.

Brandon had an awesome sense of humor. He was always making people laugh. He was known for his spontaneous chicken dances. Brandon enjoyed weight lifting and fishing. He loved and was loved by his family.
Brandon loved his daughter with all his heart.

Brandon is survived by his daughter, Hallie Lynn Perry; his mother, Vicky Harris; his sister, Natosha Orr; brother, David (Holly) Cooley; brother, Brendon (Valorie Rosatto) Perry; and sister, Brianna Mahan; nieces, Nevaeh Robinson and Aiyanna Perry; nephew, Kayden Schafer; grandmother, Carolyn (John) Gillam; grandfather, Roger Perry; three aunts, Molly (Eric) Johnson, Shawna Orr and Crystal McQuaid; and several cousins.

He was predeceased by his father, Dale Roger Perry on August 15, 2014.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Perry family.



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Hopewell - Jamie J. Berry, age 56, died Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at F.F.Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua.

Friends may call Monday (Oct. 2nd) from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will follow at 6 p.m.

A reception will be held at King’s Catering and Party House, 4031 Rtes. 5 & 20, Canandaigua, following the Memorial Service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Thompson Health Guild Scholarship Fund, 350 Parrish St., Canandaigua, NY 14424.

Jamie was the son of James H. Berry and the late Menna Nielsen Berry. He was a 1980 graduate of Marcus Whitman High School. Jamie also graduated from the Diesel Technical Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. He worked as a mechanic at Fairport Schools; and retired as Head Mechanic at Victor Central School in September of 2016.

Jamie was a jack-of-all-trades. He could fix anything, and he would do so for anyone who asked for his help. Jamie was skilled in all aspects of building. Jamie designed and built numerous houses and barns for family and friends.

Jamie loved the outdoors and spending time in nature, where he found peace. He was a hunter and fisherman and loved camping. Since retirement he was able to spend more time on his boat. Jamie enjoyed planting a vegetable garden every year with his daughters.

Jamie is survived by two daughters, Julie Berry and Katie Berry, both of Stanley; his father, James Berry; his brother, Joel Berry; the mother of his children, Lori Stuchkus Berry; his second wife, Karen Berry; her children, Shawn (Brianne) Snyder, Tara (Neil) O’Brien and Tania Chen, and her grandchildren; five aunts, Pauline Kulzer, Jennifer (Wayne) Savage, Ann Marie Comfort, Mickey (Roland) Dowen, and Barb (Leonard) Bolton; one uncle, Allen Owen; many cousins; his dog, “Bear”; and many special friends at the Victor School Bus Garage.

The Berry family wants to thank the nurses and staff on the 2nd floor and in ICU at F.F.Thompson Hospital for their gentle care of Jamie and the kindness shown to his family.

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



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Canandaigua, NY - Phyllis 'Grammie" Marie Mattison [formerly Grzeskowiak]
82 years old, died Sunday, September 24, 2017, at Geneva General Hospital in Geneva, NY.

Born October 18, 1934 in Geneva, NY to Emma Josie Merithew [d. 1983] and John Horatious Mattison [d.1960]. Phyllis grew up in an active farming family in Lodi, NY. A graduate of Waterloo High School [1952], and after partially-completing a training program through the Rochester School of Licensed Practical Nursing at Genesee Hospital in the 1960s, she went on to earn an AS degree in Psychology and Sociology [CCFL,1978] and a BS degree in Community and Human Services [Empire State College, 1982].

In April 1954, Phyllis married Wawrzyn [Walter] Grzeskowiak, a Polish national who immigrated to the USA after WWII. Together they had six children over 10 years before separating, and ultimately divorcing in 1974.

Phyllis' career was one focused on the care of mentally-and physically-disabled individuals through her work at various Finger Lakes-area social service agencies. She taught braille and life skills to the visually-impaired while employed by The Association for the Blind, and provided elder care to patients residing at Canandaigua's Grove Home. Phyllis is remembered by her long-time friends for her giving character as evidenced by the meals she provided and support she showed in times of need.
Beyond the love for her children and grandchildren, her passions were music, Native American culture and arts, sewing, and reading historic fiction. From a young age when she and her sister sang regularly on a local radio station, to her ability to play the piano and guitar by ear, to her time as the lead singer in a local country cover band called The Marauders [1970s], to the more recent assistance she gave in organizing Finger Lakes-area Blue Grass performances, music fed her heart. She took an active role in cooking meals on-site in support of the 1974 Mohawk stand-off at Moss Lake, NY at which indigenous peoples were attempting to reclaim their traditional lands. She designed and sewed many Native American “ribbon” shirts that were used in local reenactments. She attended services at Chapin United Methodist Church as often as she could.

She is survived by her children, Michelle Brown [Geneva]; Colleen Grzeskowiak [Ithaca]; Charles (Lisa) Grzeskowiak [Gorham]; Christopher (Sharon) Grzeskowiak [Stanley]; Mary (Alan) Ragins [Lakewood, CO]; and Damian (Tim) Grzeskowiak [Gorham];
her sister Janice Marquart [Clifton Springs];

six grandchildren, Tara Grzeskowiak, Brittany (Michael) Phillips, CJ Grzeskowiak, John (Beth) Grzeskowiak,  Dustin (Caitlin) Grzeskowiak and Jamie Ragins.

one great-grandchild, Hunter James Grzeskowiak;

2 nieces, Diane Marquart and Nancy Watson;

2 nephews, Dana Marquart and Darryl Marquart.

Calling hours will be held at Perkins Funeral Home at 2583 Main Street in Gorham, NY on Thursday, 28 September 2017 from 1 to 2 p.m.. There will be a private burial afterwards at the Gorham Cemetery.

Donations may be made in Phyllis' name to the Geneva Living Center North/Activities Fund, 75 Mason Street, Geneva NY 14456.
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Penn Yan- Richard I. Yaw, age 85, died Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

Friends may call Sunday, (Oct. 1st) 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 Potter Fire Dept. 1255 Phelps Rd., Middlesex, NY 14507; or to the Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance 817 Rte. 245, Middlesex, NY 14507.

Richard was the son of the late Samuel and Alice Mae Ingoldsby Yaw. Richard graduated from Romulus High School. He was formerly employed at Loblaws, a job that brought him to the Penn Yan area. Richard retired from Eastman Kodak after 31 years of service.

He was a member of the Modern Western Square Dance Club and the Model Railroad Club. Richard was a master gardener and carpenter.

Richard is survived by his wife, Waneta Yaw; his daughter, Kathy (Paul) McMillan; two grandchildren, “Kim” Kimberly (Joey) Leote and “Chris” Christopher (Sierra) McMillan; one great-grandson; Anthony Leote; four step-children, Franklin (Susanne) Hainsworth, Geraldine (Robert) Ruditis, Jack (Violet) Hainsworth and Wilma (Samuel) Adkins; nine step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his son, Robert L. Yaw in 1975; and his parents.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Yaw Family.

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Penn Yan- Beth E. McMinn, 84, died at her home on Sunday, September 17, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

A Memorial Service will be held Monday (Sept. 25th) at 11 a.m.at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 514 East Swamp Rd., Penn Yan.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Modeste Bedient Memorial Library, 3699 Rte. 54A, Branchport, NY 14418; the Keuka Comfort Care Home, 35 Rte. 54, Penn Yan, NY 14527; or the Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva, NY 14561.

Born in Potter, NY, Beth was the daughter of the late Milford Meyer and Elsie Kindelberger Meyer. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, the Lake-to-Lake Quilt Guild, and the Hill Ladies. Beth was a former Yates County 4-H member and leader. She and her husband, Lawrence, used to dance with Penn Yan Friendship Squares. Beth loved to read, sew and socialize.

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

Beth was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Lawrence W. McMinn; and her brother, Richard G. Meyer.

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




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Penn Yan- Eloise Shaner, 91, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at her home.

Friends may call Friday (Sept. 22nd) from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will follow at 12 Noon at the funeral home. Burial will be in City Hill Cemetery.

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

Eloise was the daughter of the late George and Esther Cole Jayne. She graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 1943; and from Rochester Business Institute. Eloise married Kenneth R. Shaner on January 14, 1947 at the Penn Yan United Methodist Church. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last January.

Eloise was a member of the Penn Yan Moose Club, and a former member of the Dresden Fireman’s Auxiliary and the North Central Fireman’s Association Auxiliary. She had been an active volunteer at the Seneca Lake Duck Hunters Club. Eloise enjoyed reading and gardening.

Eloise is survived by her husband, Kenneth R. Shaner; three daughters, Diana Knapp, Kathryn (Gene) Reed and Karen (Larry) Towner; two sons, John (Joyce) Shaner and Steven (Michele) Shaner; 8 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Jayne and David (Celia) Jayne; two sisters, Carolyn (Stewart) Merritt and Velma (Monte) Silliman; several nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Betty Shaner and Janet Shaner; and brother-in-law, Donald Shaner.

Eloise was predeceased by one granddaughter, Michelle Reed; son-in-law, Paul T. Knapp; three sisters and two brothers.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Shaner family.
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Stanley/Bath - John T. Baroody, age 84, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 at his home.

A Memorial Service will be held Sunday (Sept. 24th) at 12 Noon at the Stanley Fire Hall, 2040 Rte. 245, Stanley, NY, followed by a catered luncheon from 1 to 3 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stanley Fire Company, P.O. Box 481, Stanley, NY 14561.

John was born May 6, 1933 in Pulteney, NY. He was the son of the late Thomas Baroody and Phoebe Harndon Baroody. John graduated from Haverling High School in 1951. He became a welder at Mercury Aircraft in Hammondsport, retiring from there after 42 years. He also worked part-time at Shorts Filling Station in Bath. John lived most of his life in Bath, where he raised his family.

In his retirement years, John moved to Stanley, NY to be with his partner, Alice Wright, and her family. He enjoyed traveling, baking, cooking for others, camping, photography and riding with the NA40+ Touring Riders.
If you were to have the pleasure of knowing John, you knew you had a friend for life. He was an honorable and good man. He loved children, and children loved him. It never mattered if they were born to him, or children of friends. John had a way of making life fun and interesting.

John is survived by partner, Alice Wright of Stanley, NY; his five children, Shirley (Sonny) Obrochta of Avoca, NY, Walter Baroody of Prattsburgh, NY, Darlene Dickenson of Mansfield, PA, Gerald Baroody of Rochester, NY, and Theresa (Ron) Long of Dundee, NY; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth (Ralph) Kilsdonk of Hammondsport, NY; and brother, Joseph (Janet) Baroody, of Bath, NY.

He is also survived by Alice’s children, Valerie Cunningham of Stanley, NY, Ronald (Ellen) Ketcham of Eldredige, MO, Dianna Vanderpool of Shortsville, NY and Kevin (Angelica) Wright of Lake Elsinore, CA; and Alice’s 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

John was predeceased by his parents; his brothers, George Baroody, Raymond Baroody and Leo Baroody; and a grandson, Jeremiah Baroody.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Baroody family.



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Bette (Elizabeth) Kellock Brown
1/24/43-9/6/17

Calling hours will be held Friday (9/15) from -2-6  pm at the Rushville United Methodist Church, 26 N Main St, with services directly to follow at 6 p.m.

Contributions in Memorial can be made to Serenity House, 1278 Brace Rd, Victor, NY 14564.

Bette Brown died September 6th under a Harvest Moon. Bette is best remembered as a powerful force of intuition who communed with Nature, God and, especially, people. Her love for her husband, her children, friends and the Human Family shaped who she was as a wife, mother, community member, citizen and activist. She wanted nothing more than for people to
see each other’s differences as special and valuable and an amazing gift of God. This spirit is carried in the hearts and lives of those who love her most.

Bette is survived by husband Fred Brown, children Wendy, Chris (Melissa), Melissa (Jerry), Katie (Ray), Meg (Matt), Maria (Greg), Liz (Rob), Joe (Angela), Nathan (Katherine) and grandchildren Nick, Elizabeth, Audrey, Sophia, Molly, Phinn (Kirby), Oliver, Linus, Aidan, Brody, Evy, Memphis, Teaghan, Willa and Lilly.

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



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Hall- Petar “Peter” Ante Martic, age 79, father of Katarina (Nathan) Robson, passed away peacefully in Hall, NY on August 31, 2017.

A private family Funeral Service was held at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham, NY. He was laid to rest at Little Church Cemetery, Town of Seneca, Ontario County, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620; or the National Parkinson Foundation, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14529.

Petar was born July 6, 1938 and raised in Split, Croatia (former Yugoslavia). He was a graduate of Oklahoma State University, with a Master’s Degree in Chemistry; a distinguished chemist at Eastman Kodak, with numerous patents to his credit; an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at R.I.T.; a Translator for NATO; an accomplished cellist, where his musical talents were shared with the Greece Symphony Orchestra and Our Lady Queen of Peace Church.

Petar is survived by three daughters, Bosiljka Marija (Carlos DeNobrega) Martic of Rochester, Karla (Senad) Strujo of Rochester, and Katarina (Nathan) Robson of Hall; their mother, Fimka M. Jevremovic Martic Cooley of Rochester; eight grandchildren, Ana Viktorija, Jasmina Razija, Adem Tarik, Goran Petar, Mia Elena, Aleksandar Charles, Milena Elizabeta and Luka Ante; his older sister, Nadja Zelic, of Croatia; one niece, Vana (Drazen) Gudic of Croatia; and nephew, Srdan Zelic of Croatia.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a private condolence to the Martić family.
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Stanley- Robert L. Hunt, age 83, passed away Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at his home, after a long illness.

Friends may call Wednesday (Sept. 6th) 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 (Sept. 7th) at 10 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, 18 Snell Rd., Geneva, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Marcus Whitman Sports Hall of Fame, 4100 Baldwin Rd., Rushville, NY 14454; or the Stanley-Hall-Gorham Ambulance, P.O. Box 41, Gorham, NY 14461.

Bob was born June 13, 1934 in Stanley, NY, the son of the late Herbert and Madeline Hunt. He married Shirley Goodall on August 26, 1961.

Bob worked at Marcus Whitman Central School for 31 years. He was in charge of maintenance of the pool. After he retired from Marcus Whitman, he worked at Rush Machinery for 12 years. In 2011 Bob was inducted into the Marcus Whitman Athletic Hall of Fame.

He was in scouting for 35 years, with Troop 63 in Gorham. While in scouting, he received the "Silver Beaver Award" and the "God & Service Award." Bob was also a Life Time member of the Rushville Lions Club. While active, he received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award from Lions International and the Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award; and was Lion of the Year 1987-88. Bob also received the DeWitt Clinton Masonic Award in 1988. Bob was an active member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Geneva for 53 years. Bob also loved gardening and doing flower arrangements.

Bob is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley Hunt; three sons, Dennis (Lisa) Hunt of Springfield, VA, Alan (Mary Ellen) Hunt of Elicott City, MD, and Jeffrey (Gale) Hunt of Stanley; seven grandchildren, Matthew (Katelyn) Hunt, Sean (Laura) Arliss, Tina Hunt, Jessica Hunt, Jennifer Hunt, Ashley Hunt and Zachary (Mandy Strally) Hunt; three great-grandchildren, Zachary J. Hunt, George Arliss and Riley Hunt; God-child, Ruth Dalgetty; brother Donald Hunt; sister-in-law, Betty Hunt; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Bob was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Elwood Hunt.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a private message of condolence to the Hunt family.




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Waterloo/Rushville- John L. Crooks, 81, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

Friends may call Saturday (Sept. 2nd) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be Sunday (Sept. 3rd) at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gorham Fire Company, 4676 Kearney Rd., Stanley, NY 14561.

John was the son of the late Orra and Clarabelle Crooks. He was retired from GM-Delco in Rochester. John enjoyed the outdoors. He fished, hunted, and camped. John was the former President of the Savona Rod and Gun Club. He also enjoyed traveling. John loved Bluegrass music and was looking forward to the Pickin’ in the Pasture Bluegrass Festival in Lodi.

John is survived by four children, Peter (Janet) Crooks, Donna (Kenneth) Boyd, Terry (Deanna) Crooks and Lisa (Brian) Tomion; two step-children, Donna May MacDougall and Charles (Melodie) Murphy; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister, Esther Wheaton; and one sister-in-law, Sally Arnold.

John was predeceased by his wife, Barbara Crooks; his daughter, Christine Ford; and his brother-in-law, Ralph Arnold; one sister; and several brothers.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Crooks family.
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Middlesex- Ruth B. Clark, age 92, died Saturday, August 26, 2017, at her home.

Friends may call Friday (Sept. 1st) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Middlesex United Methodist Church. A Memorial Service will follow at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Overackers Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Volunteer Ambulance, 817 Rte. 245, , NY 14507; the Middlesex United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 116, Middlesex, NY 14507; or the Middlesex Heritage Group, P.O. Box 147, Middlesex, NY 14507.

Ruth was the daughter of the late Maurice and Marjorie Voorhees Bay. She was a 1942 graduate of Middlesex Valley Central School. On July 29, 1944, she married Leigh A. Clark.

Active in her community, Ruth was a member of the Middlesex United Methodist Church and the Rushville “Tuesday Club”. She was a former Town of Middlesex Historian and a member of the Middlesex Heritage Group, the Yates County Historical Society, the Rushville Historical Society and the Granger Homestead Society. She was retired from her job in the school cafeteria at Marcus Whitman School.

Ruth is survived by three children, Barbara Dunham, Marcia (Ken) Dailey and Larry Clark; seven grandchildren, Matthew (Michelle) Dunham, Christopher (Tara) Dunham, Laura (Stephen) Finnan, Kelly (Jeff) Polgar, Jason (Erika) Clark, Adam (Jennifer) Clark and Benjamin (Kate) Clark; 19 great-grandchildren; her brother, Tom Bay; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Leigh A. Clark in 2016; her grandson, Justin Rothe in 1998, her son-in-law, “Ike” Dunham in 2016; and three brothers, Sheldon, Milton and Kenmore Bay.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Clark family.



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Palmyra- Lola A. Marshall, age 64, died August 24, 2017.

Friends may call Wednesday, (Aug. 30th) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery.

In memory of Lola Marshall, memorial contributions may be made to the Wayne ARC, 150 Van Buren St., Newark, NY 14513.

Lola was a 1970 graduate of Marcus Whitman High School, and a 1974 graduate of Houghton College, with a Bachelor of Arts and Music Education. She was retired from the IT Department at the Wayne ARC in Newark in 2015.

Lola enjoyed reading and computers. Active in her community, Lola was a member and Past-President of the American Legion Post #120 Auxilliary. She was also Past-President of the Wayne County ALA, 7th District ALA Auxilliary. Lola was Chairman of the Empire State Girls State for 3 years. She was also a member of the Palmyra Fire Department Auxilliary.

Lola is survived by her husband of 43 years, Leslie “Bill” Marshall; two brothers, Gene (Linda) Cripps and Ralph (Doris) Cripps; sister, Mary Lou Cripps; brother-in-law, Jerry Marshall; sister-in-law, Tina (Tim) King; and several nieces and nephews. She was the daughter of the late Gordon and Anna Marie Cripps.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Marshall family.

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Canandaigua- Ross J. Newman, age 70, died on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at his home.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, (August 24th) at 11:00 a.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.

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

Ross was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

He is survived by four children, Janelle McCormick, Patrick Newman, Kristen (Rick Burt) Newman and Nancy (John) Newman Clouse; six grandchildren, Joshua (Hannah) McCormick, Kaitlyn McCormick, Kylyn Newman, Emmalyn Newman, Madison Clouse and Evan Clouse; sister, Shirley Finnemore; brother, Arthur (Maxine) Newman; and several nieces and nephews.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence for the Newman Family.

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Penn Yan- Gerald E Smith, age 72, died on Thursday August 17, 2017 at his home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Potter Fire Company,
1255 Phelps Road, Middlesex, NY 14507.

Friends and family may call Wednesday August 23 from 12 to1 P.M. Funeral services will follow at 1 P.M. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery, Penn Yan. Rev. Thomas Castle will officiate.

Gerry retired from the New York State Experiment Station in 1986. He was a former member of the Dresden Fire Company and was a current member of the Potter Fire Company where he was the financial secretary. He was instrumental in forming the Yates County Fire Police. He enjoyed Kayaking.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Helen Metcalf Smith, two sons, Timothy (Marcy) Smith and Kenneth A Smith, three Grandchildren, Nycholas Davis, Tyler Davis, and Autumn Smith, one great-grandchild Kyla Mae Davis, three Brothers, Donald (Nancy) Smith, Edward (Renee) Smith, and Richard (Joyce) Smith, as well as several nieces and nephews.

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Stanley- David B. Campbell, Sr., age 69, died on August 17, 2017 at Roswell Cancer Institute in Buffalo.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday (August 25th) at 2 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.

David is survived by his wife, Debbie Campbell; daughter, Tina Campbell Liddiard; two sons, David (Roxanne) Campbell, Jr. and Kevin (Kristal) Campbell; five grandchildren, Brianna Liddiard, Austin Liddiard, Ryan James, Brook Campbell and Mack Campbell; two great-grandchildren, Adeline James and Liam James; and several brothers and sisters.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Campbell family.
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Stanley/Clifton Springs- Francis J. Eldredge, 92, died August 16, 2017 at his home in Ashton Place.

Friends may call Tuesday (Aug. 22nd) from Noon to 1 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Honor Flight Rochester, Inc., PO Box 23581, Rochester, NY 14692.

Francis served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He proudly went on Honor Flight- Mission 51- in October of 2016. Francis was retired from Johnson Control in Victor after 26 years of service.

Francis is survived by four children, Jean (Jim) Marten, John (Lucille) Eldredge, Jeffrey (Kelly) Eldredge and James Eldredge; six grandchildren, Jennifer (James) Day, Keith (Kira) Marten, Kevin Eldredge, Kristin (Cliff) Walters, Matthew Eldredge and Susan (Adam) Root; and by seven great-grandchildren, Katrina Marten, Jakob Day, Jackson Day, Shane Dillingham, Mason Walters, Olivia Walters and Abigail Walters.

Francis was predeceased by his wife, Carol Eldredge in 2008; and by three siblings, brother, Thomas Eldredge; twin brother, Frank Eldredge; and sister, Edna Schwenkbeck.

Special thanks to the caring staff at Ashton Place, Ontario-Yates Hospice, and Susan Jones and her caring angels.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Eldredge family.
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Ontario- Delbert L. “Skip” Rohring, Jr., died August 15, 2017.


A Graveside Service, with Military Honors, will be held on Sunday (August 20th) at 11 a.m. at Rushville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pathway Home, 1529 Mound Rd., Seneca Falls, NY 13148.

Skip was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, and a member of American Legion Post #428 in Ontario, NY. He was a school bus driver for Wayne Central School, retiring in 2007. Skip was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Geneva.

Skip is survived by his one daughter, Susan (Mike) Gasiorowski; two sons, Randel Rohring and Todd (Jennifer) Rohring; the mother of his children, Cathy Guckert; 10 grandchildren; 3 great-granddaughters; 1 sister, Nancy Wemett; 6 brothers; William (Janice) Rohring, Donald Rohring, Morris (Alma Torres-Vogt) Gage, Jr., Bruce (Angela) Gage, Dennis (Debbie) Gage and Steve Gage; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces and nephews.

Skip was predeceased by his parents, Delbert L. Rohring, Sr. and Jayne Rohring Gage; and one brother, Richard Rohring in 1993.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Rohring family.


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Canandaigua - Emma Fox Page, a life long resident of Ontario County, died on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center. She was 92.

Emma was born to J. Charles and Mary Fox of Rushville, NY on February 13, 1925. She is a graduate of Canandaigua Academy and Rochester Business Institute. On May 6, 1950 Emma and Clair A. Page were married at their home on Yautzy Road. Prior to marriage, Emma was employed by Rushville State Bank. Along with raising a family, Emma helped with chores around the farm, tended a huge garden, then canned and froze the bounty for future use. In later years, Emma worked as the bookkeeper for Welco Ad Corp and Rose City Glass until her retirement in 1991. Upon retirement she enjoyed spending more time with her family, working on embroidery projects, baking, attending Reed Corners Federated Church and Gorham Senior Citizens.

Emma is survived by two daughters; Jeanette Decker (Stephen) of Middlesex and Rita Mark (Daryl “Scott”) of Clifton Springs, daughter-in-law Jeanne Page of Canandaigua, grandchildren; Monica Little (Scott), Benjamin Page (Kim), Mark Kransler (Amrutha Idupunganti), Beth Sabin (Aaron) and great grandsons; Tyler & Evan Little.

She was pre-deceased by her husband Clair, son Charlie of Canandaigua, twin brother Emory Fox of Penn Yan, brother Charles Fox of Cottonwood, AZ, and a great grandson.

A celebration of Emma’s life will be held at Kenneth Perkins Funeral Home, 2583 Main Street, Gorham, NY on Saturday, August 19 at 3:00 with burial immediately following in the Gorham Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Reed Corners Federated Church, 4030 Rt 247 Rushville, NY 14544 or M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center, 350 Parrish St. Canandaigua, NY 14424.

The family would like to thank all the staff of M.M. Ewing CCC, with extra special gratitude to those on Lakeview Avenue, for the wonderful care that was given to Emma.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Page family.




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Canandaigua - Frederick Hadlow Searles, age 84, died Saturday, August 5, 2017.

Friends may call Friday (August 11th) from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home, with Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Alzheimer’s Association, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620; or to the American Legion Winneck Post #396, 1115 Lochland Rd., Geneva, NY 14456.

Fred was a member of the Class of 1950 from Geneva High School. He was Class President in both his Junior and Senior years. Fred entered Trinity College in Hartford, CT, where he was active in academics, sports and fraternity life, while earning his BA in Economics. In 1954, he entered the US Air Force and was awarded his single engine jet pilot wings at Webb Air Force Base in Big Spring, Texas. He spent a year in Thule, Greenland patrolling the skies. Upon his honorable discharge from the Air Force, he graduated in 1958 from Columbia University with an MBA.

Fred fulfilled a lifelong dream of owning his own insurance agency at MUNY in Seattle, WA and then at Glendale, CA. Eventually he moved back to New York to help his siblings in the care of their mother.

In 1995, Fred walked up to the Ken’s Hot Dog Stand on Main Street in Canandaigua, where he met and fell in love with his wife of 20 years, Pat Reifsteck. They began a life of love and were married in 1997. In 1999, they moved to Conway, SC where they built a new home in Myrtle Trace, while enjoying activities, including plays, bowling and community chorus. Coastal Carolina called Fred back to school and he subsequently earned his MS in Education in 2003, as well as a BA in Political Science, with a minor in Theatre in 2012 at the age of 79. He is the oldest graduate of CCU.

Fred was a member of the Geneva American Legion Winneck Post #396; a former member of the Gorham Rotary Club; and a member of numerous college fraternities.

Fred was born February 3, 1933 and was predeceased by his parents, Howard T. and Elizabeth Hadlow Searles; his sister, Sarah “Sally” Searles Booth; sister-in-law, Marietta Searles; and brother-in-law, Bruce Milne.

Fred is survived by his wife, Patricia Adams Reifsteck Searles; his son, Cailein (Laura Cameron)) MacDougall; and grandson, Kyle MacDougall. He is also survived by his grandson Paul George Searles; his brother, Howard Searles; and his four sisters, Christine Milne, Dorene (Edward) MacDonald, Marian (Richard) Buck, and Isabel (Jack) Mroczyhowski; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Fred loved to talk sports, especially Syracuse basketball, with Pat’s six children: Mike, Steve, Tom, Maureen, Dave, and Phil, and their spouses. They and their families also survive him and will miss those chats. He will also be missed by his sisters-in-law, Betty Rogers, Shirley Adams and Jo Kindelberger.

Pat wishes to thank the people of The Pines at the Ewing Center for their kindness and care shown to Fred.

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Geneva- Dona M. Pedersen, age 82, died August 5, 2017.

A Funeral Service will be held Thursday (Aug. 10th) at 1 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Dona married Lawrence J. Pedersen on Dec. 30, 1950. She was a full-time homemaker and caregiver of children, grandchildren, neighbors and parents. Dona was creative and artistic, knitting, crocheting, painting and sewing clothes for her family. She made many of her family’s wedding gowns.

Dona is survived by her husband of 66 years, Lawrence J. Pedersen; one son, Steven (Nancy) Pedersen; two daughters, Kathy Pedersen and Sandy (Tom Fredericks) Pedersen; eight grandchildren, Evan (Jackie) Pedersen, Elise Mohler, Brett VanKirk, Zachary VanKirk, Travis Fredericks, Lucas Fredericks, Dane Fredericks and Rachel Westerman; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Stanley Drabczyk and Larry (Sharon) Pedersen; and many nieces and nephews.

Dona was predeceased by her son, Jeffrey Pedersen in 2008; her sister, Faith Drabczyk; her parents, Donald Nichols and Marie Butterfield Nichols Stark; and by her step-father, Fred Stark.

Memorial contributions may be made to a NY State college fund for Matthew Cooper, c/o Kathy Pedersen, 11799 Bentley Rd., Clyde, NY 14433.

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Canandaigua- Margaret A. Lawson, age 86, died August 3, 2017, after a long, full life.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday (Aug. 12th) at 11 a.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery.

Margaret was hard working, honest and sincere. She enjoyed sewing, flowers and gardening.

Margaret is survived by one son, William Olschewske; two grandchildren, Margaret Olschewske and Devan Olschewske; two brothers, Clifton Pettit and LeRoy Pettit; four sisters, Emmagene Powell, Rhoanna Yasso, Marilyn Steighler and Laurel (Richard) Mitchell; and many nieces and nephews.

Margaret was predeceased by three husbands, Robert Olschewske, Bruce Bohner and Benjamin Lawson; three brothers, Robert, Howard and Leslie Pettit.


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

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Penn Yan – Brandon M.E. Hand, 28, died Sunday, July 30, 2017.

Friends may call Saturday (August 5th) from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.

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

Brandon is survived by his mother, Paula Hulbert; father and step-mother, Bruce Edward (Terry) Hand; four brothers, Matthew Read, Jeffrey Hulbert, Jr., Justin Hand and Aaron Hand; sister, Rachel Hand; two nieces, Elizabeth Johnston and Emily Johnston; grandparents, Robert and Betsey Hand and Michael and Nancy Darcy; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

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GENEVA – Joyce Morey Millerd, age 70, passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017.

Services will be private, with burial in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Joyce enjoyed gardening, and canned and froze her produce. She also enjoyed baking, cleaning and the holidays.

Joyce is survived by two daughters, Dawn (Bobby) Smith and Jody (Walter) Romashko; son, Richard (Sherry) Millerd, Jr.; six grandchildren, Erica Smith, Travis Smith, Zachary Smith, Makaylla Smith, Ryan Millerd and Owen Romashko; and two sisters, Carol and Debbie.

Joyce was predeceased by her husband, Richard A. Millerd, Sr. on April 13, 2015.

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Middlesex – William T. “Billy” Murray, 74, died Thursday, July 27, 2017, at The Homestead in Penn Yan, NY.

Friends may call Wednesday (August 2nd) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Middlesex United Methodist Church. A Funeral Service will follow at 3 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Overackers Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Middlesex Hose Co., PO Box 145, Middlesex, NY 14507.

Born in North Tonawanda, NY, Billy was the son of the late Thomas Murray and Pearl Murray Randall. He spent most of his life in Middlesex, where he enjoyed walking around the village and visiting with the Town Highway workers. Billy also enjoyed the Middlesex Hose Company activities, and loved being in the Memorial Day Parade with family members. He also was a big Elvis fan.

Billy is survived by five nieces and nephews, Amy (Kevin Hunter) McLaughlin, Tom Smith, Susan Cerniglia, Vicki Orlando and David (Brenda) Marsh; several great-nieces and great-nephews; special friends, Ron and Bev Eddinger; and many other friends.

Billy was predeceased by his parents; his two sisters, Shirley Marsh and Janice Brink; his niece, Theresa Smith; and his nephew, Donald Brink.

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Gorham- Clarisa A. Matteson, 90, died Thursday, July 27, 2017.

Friends may call Tuesday (August 1st) 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. at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Clarisa was the widow of the late James Earl Matteson, Jr., who died Dec. 17, 2010.

Clarisa is survived by six children, Nancy Matteson, Mary (David) Kreyer, Louise (David) Breemes, Kenneth Matteson, Joyce (Michael) Wilcox and Steven (Diane) Matteson; 9 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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Vine Valley- Helen Ann Dorman Davis, 100, passed away, surrounded by family, on July 18, 2017.

Friends may call Saturday (July 22nd) from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Middlesex Baptist Church. A Funeral Service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Overackers Cemetery.

Charitable contributions may be made to Middlesex Baptist Church, P.O. Box 57, Middlesex, NY 14507; or LeTourneau Christian Camp, 4950 County Rd. #11, Rushville, NY 14544.

Helen was born on October 29, 1916 in Middlesex, New York. She was the second daughter of Frank and Ada Dorman, behind her sister, Ruth Dorman Spitz. They had a younger brother, Rodney. Helen grew up in the Middlesex area, where she continued to live the rest of her life. She attended Middlesex High School and graduated at age 14. She completed a post
graduate course at age 15.

Helen married Francis "Happy" Davis in 1934. They were blessed with 4 sons: Ron Davis, Floyd "Skip" Davis, Gene Davis and Ray Davis. Helen and “Happy raised their boys together, until Happy's death in 1968. Having become a widow at a relatively young age, Helen became the true matriarch of her ever-growing family and extended family. Always self- sufficient, she worked at Agway until her retirement at the age of 65.

Helen had a gifted mind, blessed with a tremendous aptitude for numbers and loved reading, which she passed on to all her sons. She also developed an interest in baseball later in life. The Texas Rangers were her
favorite team and she was an avid fan.

Her devotion to God, family and her church was unwavering. She served as Church Treasurer, Clerk and was on the Executive Board, as well as teaching Sunday School. Up until the time that her progeny totaled well above dozens of great-grandchildren, she annually sent birthday cards and Christmas gifts to all of her grandchildren, remembering all of their birthdays, attending all their weddings and keeping up with each and everyone. (Before Facebook, email and any form of social media!)

For several years, Helen spent her winters in Alabama where two of her sons and their wives and several grandchildren lived. She enjoyed getting away from the snow and cold winters, but mostly looked forward to being around her family, which eventually included great-grandchildren.

Helen drove her own car until the age of 94 and lived independently until 95. She was treasurer of her assisted living HOA, until she believed it time to relinquish her volunteer role when she couldn't get the checkbook to balance. She was 94.
Her fierce independence, strong will, quiet strength and sharp mind were only a small example of Helen’s many admirable, remarkable qualities. She worshiped the Lord, cherished her family and church in the same manner her entire life – with complete belief, support and love. She was truly an inspiration to all of her family and a role model for many generations of Davis' and friends. Helen was respected and loved by many and will be missed dearly.

Those left to cherish her memories include all 4 sons and their wives, Ron (Carol) Davis, Skip (Pat) Davis, Gene (Sharon) Davis and Ray (Linda) Davis; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and loving friends.

Helen was pre-deceased by her parents; husband, Happy Davis; her sister, Ruth; her brother, Rodney; and one great-grandchild, Stephen Wells Paine.

Helen’s three out of state sons want to express their gratitude to their brother, Ron, and his family for their dedicated care of their mother.

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Rushville- Laura T. Clark, 60, passed away at her home on Sunday, July 16, 2017.

Friends may call Friday (July 21st) 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 (July 22nd) at 11 a.m. at the Rushville United Methodist Church.

Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.

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

Laura was a 1975 graduate of East High in Rochester. She graduated from FLCC in 1979 with a degree in Environmental Conservation, and in 1987 as a Registered Nurse. Laura married Keith Clark on Jan. 6, 1979 at Covenant United Methodist Church in Rochester, NY.

Laura is survived by her husband, Keith Clark; son, Christopher (Karen) Clark; daughter, Andrea (Tony) McNei l; five grandsons, Benjamin, Ryan and Travis Clark, and Carson and Logan McNeil; father and mother, Walter and Rebecca Tapp; two sisters, Susan (Bob) Ritchie and Karen Markajani; father-in-law, Dick Clark; two sisters-in-law, Marsha (Mike) Lazarus and Connie (Carl) Barnhardt; brother-in-law, Dale Clark; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces and nephews.

Laura was predeceased by her mother-in-law, Josephine Clark; and nephew, Devin Clark.

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Rushville- W. Bruce Martin, 86, died peacefully at home on Sunday, July 16, 2017, holding the hand of his wife of 60 years.

Friends may call Friday (July 21st) from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Rushville United Methodist Church.

A Funeral Service will follow at 2 p.m.

Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance, 817 Rte. 245, Middlesex, NY 14507; to St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, c/o Our Lady of the Lakes, 210 Keuka St., Penn Yan, NY 14527; or to the Rushville First United Methodist Church, 22 N. Main St., Rushville, NY 14544.

Bruce a graduate of Middlesex Valley Central School, class of 1948. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Alaska. Bruce a member of the National American Legion Post #0001. On December 26, 1956, he married Shirley Hemmer at St. Joseph Church in Wayland.

Bruce worked at Ralph Martin Tire until 1964. He owned and operated the Martin’s Dry Goods Store until his retirement.
He was honored in 2017 as a “Dedicated Citizen”, by the Rushville Historical Society. He and his wife, Shirley, were honored in the Memorial Day Parade. Bruce was a member of the Rushville First United Methodist Church.

Bruce is survived by his wife, Shirley Hemmer Martin; two sisters, Lois Bailey of Branchport and Glenna Hughner of Virginia; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Bruce was predeceased by his parents, William and Mildred Conley Martin; and by his sister, Betty J. Martin; and brother, Ralph Martin.

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Canandaigua- Delos R. Dann, Jr., 70, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017.

Friends may call Monday (July 17th) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.

A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday (July 18th) at 11 a.m. at the Benton Fire House, 932 Rte. 14A, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wilmot Cancer Center, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642.

Delos was a 1965 graduate of Middlesex Valley Central School, and a 1969 graduate of Cornell University. He owned and operated Dannroving Farm in Potter until 1987. Delos attended Auctioneer School in Iowa in the 1960’s and operated Dann Auctioneers for the past 46 years. He was a dairy supply provider of I.B.A. from 1992 until 2015.

Delos was a member and past-president of the NY Steam Engine Association. He was an avid toy tractor collector. Delos volunteered his time for many benefit auctions for the community.

Delos is survived by his wife, Diane Moore Dann; daughter, Heather (Aaron) Perkins of Altona, NY; two sons, Jeff (Christy) Dann of Branchport, NY, and Darren (Nicole) Dann of Rushville, NY; 8 grandchildren, Jacob and Lincoln Perkins, Ryan and Rachel Dann, McKenna Campbell-Fox, Kaden Sapp, Skylar Dann and Treyton Dann; six brothers and sisters, David (Patricia) Dann of Indiana, Douglas (Hilke) Dann of Canada, Nancy Dann of Rochester, Marilyn (Michael) Arman of Honeoye Falls, Duane (Valonda) Dann of Texas and Daryl (Catherine) Dann of Canada; brother-in-law, David Moore of Canandaigua, NY; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Delos was predeceased by his parents, Delos R. Dann, Sr. and Alice Murray Dann; brother, Donald Dann; and sisters, Linda Dann and Maureen Dann.

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Stanley- Pamela M. Adams, 59, passed away on July 11, 2017, after battling cancer for many years.

Friends may call Sunday (July 16th) from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held Monday (July 17th) at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 514 East Swamp Rd., Penn Yan, NY 14527. Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Gorham Fire Hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to Embrace Your Sisters, P.O. Box 322, Canandaigua, NY 14424.

Pam was a 1976 graduate of Penn Yan Academy. She worked at the NYS Experiment Station in Geneva for 34 years, retiring as “Queen of the Lab”. Pam was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Pam was an amazing wife, mother and friend. Her positive zest for life was contagious, and she was always there to support anyone who needed a helping hand. She loved her garden, was an avid race fan, and wine connoisseur, who enjoyed leading wine tours for family and friends. She will always be lovingly and affectionately known as “Positive Pam.”

Pam is survived by her husband of almost 32 years, Leigh Adams; three daughters, Nikki Adams, Angela Tevels and Jessica (Jacob) Runner; two grandchildren, Aliyah Eldridge and Steven Eldridge; mother-in-law, Shirley Adams; brother, Stephen Allen; sister-in-law, Linda Flood; four nieces and nephews, Sara McGee, Scott Hammond, Scott Flood and Jill Flood; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Pam was predeceased by her parents, Frederick Allen and Helene Hickey Allen; and her father-in-law, Richard Adams.

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Penn Yan – Evan Y. Pero, age 35, died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday (July 14th) at 7 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Yates County, 1216 Rte. 14A, Penn Yan, NY 14527; Keuka Comfort Care Home, 35 Rte. 54, Penn Yan, NY 14527; or the Penn Yan Area Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 272, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

Evan was born May 31, 1982 in Geneva, NY. He was a graduate of Penn Yan Academy. He had worked at the Motts Plant in Williamson. Evan was a thinker, book lover, music lover, philosopher, in a strange land.

Evan is survived by his parents, Edwin and Jean Dillon Pero; one brother, Jake Pero; maternal grandmother, Eva Dillon; five aunts, Betsey (Chuck) Kent, Carol (Ralph) Bourne, Theresa (Jerry) Betts, Anita (John) Buchinger and Gail Davis; four uncles, Chris (Heather) Pero, Vincent Pero, Clyde Dillon and Cliff Murphy; and several cousins.

Evan was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Edwin David Pero and Betty Ann Pero; his maternal grandfather, Darwin Clyde Dillon; and his aunt, Mary Murphy.

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Stanley - Christopher P. Seely, AKA Squiggy, 31, crossed the finish line way ahead of the pack July 4, 2017 at home.

Friends may call Monday (July 10th) from 5 to 8 pm at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday (July 11th) at 11 a.m. at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 2050 Rte 245, Stanley. Burial will be in East Newark Cemetery.

Chris’ unparalleled ambition, drive and determination awarded him many grand achievements in such an unfortunately short life. His love of all things mechanical led him to an early career in racing flat-track motorcycles with his dad, traveling circuits and ultimately finishing as #2 in the Canadian National amateur rank at the age of 16. Making the transition to automobiles, he dabbled in drag racing, and planned to race his sprint car this summer. His brilliance stood out as he became a master engine builder, learning alongside his brother under the guidance of their dad at Seely Engine Machine.

Chris’ restless nature brought him to all corners of the country, after purchasing his own Kenworth and car trailer. He was unstoppable and had dreams to move to Texas. The untimely passing of his father, Steve, in 2015 brought him back home. Never one to back down from a challenge, Chris stepped up to rebuild his father’s shop after the fire on Old Mill Road. With his grit and fortitude, he began Seely Motors, and built up the business to what it is today.

He is survived by his mother, Mary; brother, Mat (Jenny Snyder) of Stanley; and sisters, Sarah (Mark) Phillips of Geneva and Gracie (Kyle) Kuhner of Naples. He had two nephews, Jeffrey and Ryan Phillips; a beloved niece, Kova Kuhner; grandparents, Jim and Dorla Seely; and many other aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Chris was predeceased by his father, Steve Seely, in 2015; and grandparents, Bernie and Kathy Celso.

Chris was a true friend and loved his family deeply. He was an encyclopedia of knowledge, a talented young man and an inspiration to anyone who was lucky enough to come in contact with him. Chris will be greatly missed and impossible to replace.
He lived for his dreams and not for the rules.

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Stanley- Mary K. Butler, age 95, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017.

Friends may call Friday (July 7th) from 12 Noon to 1 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Friday (July 7th) at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Stanley. Burial will follow in St. Theresa’s Cemetery.

Mary was born February 11, 1922, in Caldwell, New Jersey. She was the daughter of the late Simon Klar and Frances Abelshauser Klar. Mary served during World War II with the U.S. Coast Guard, from 1942 to 1945.

She worked in the Ontario County Clerk’s Office for 25 years. Mary was a member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church.

Mary is survived by four children, Rosemary Butler-Torres, Carol Ann (Russell) Mayhew, Timothy E. Butler and Michael J. (Alicia) Butler; two grandchildren, Ian (Julie) Mayhew and Allison Mayhew; and three great-grandchildren, Samuel Joseph Mayhew, Sophie Frances Mayhew and Piper Mayhew.

Mary was predeceased by husband William E. Butler; two sisters, Sister Frances Joseph Klar and Ann Feldman; and five brothers, Joseph, George, Martin, Simon and John Klar.

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Gorham- Jean C. Kindelberger, age 87, died on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at her home.

Friends may call Monday (July 3rd) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. Services will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gorham Fire Co., P.O. Box 174, Gorham, NY 14461.

Jean was the daughter of the late Durwood and Evelyn Lickfeld Coots. She was the widow of Phaon Kindelberger who died in 1994.

Jean was a past member of the Gorham Rebecca Lodge #220, the Gorham Fire Bells and the Gorham Fireman’s Auxiliary. She enjoyed camping, fishing, reading, knitting, crocheting and spending time with her family. Jean was a bus driver for Marcus Whitman Central School for 25 years.

Jean is survived by three children, Robin (Linda) Kindelberger, Judy Green and Becky Kindelberger; five grandchildren, Katrina (Chris) Shoemaker, Tricia (Chad) Cannon, Kimberly (Chris) Wertman, Karen Green and Kyle Green; seven great-grandchildren, Trey Phaon Wertman, Drew Wertman, Gabe Wertman, Adam Shoemaker, Jack Shoemaker, Morgan Cannon and Emma Cannon; two step-grandchildren, Randall Johnson and Connie (Barnaby) Inman; three step-great-grandchildren, Kiera Inman, Corvin Johnson and Ference Johnson; several nieces and nephews; and also survived by special friend, Patricia Crosby.

Jean was predeceased by her brother, Duane Coots and his wife, Phyllis; and special friend, Charlotte Barnhart.

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Gorham- Robert "Bob" Dancause, 84, was called home to the Lord on Friday, June 16, 2017.

Friends may call Tuesday (June 20th) from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Stanley on Wednesday (June 21st) at 11:30 a.m.

A private interment will be held at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Rochester.

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

Bob was born in the town of Oswegatchie, New York, in 1933, son of Fred and Annie Viola Dancause. He was a farmer and a fertilizer salesman in St. Lawrence county for eleven years. Bob then became a construction contractor and established Dancause and Sons, Inc. in 1968 in Gorham, and Town & Country Heating Supply, Inc. in 1985 in Canandaigua. His was the first HVAC company in the state to introduce Riello burners.

Bob was a Lifetime member of the Gorham Fire Company and served on the Stanley-Hall-Gorham Ambulance squad for 18 years.

Bob loved go-cart racing, fishing, hunting, gardening and Syracuse University basketball. He won multiple awards for his restoration of classic antique boats.

Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Janell Breckenridge Dancause; eight children, Cecile (Bob) Cody, Lou Ann Wyer, Elaine Hilton, Steve (Gloria) Dancause, Michele Fogarty, Gary (Sue) Dancause, Denise Canfield, and Tess Dancause; 14 grandchildren, Chad (Penny) Curtis, Brett Curtis, Joel Wyer, Jessica (Rustico) Udan, Aaron (Lisa) Hilton, Aimee Brown, Adam Hilton, David Dancause, Kristin Fogarty, Katie Fogarty, Shelbe (Isaac) Kamholtz, Tyler Dancause, Nathan Canfield, Jennifer (Zack) Hamilton; 15 great grandchildren; sister Patricia (Albert) Bromberg; and several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by one sister, Joyce McCaffrey; and two brothers, Ronald and Raymond Dancause.

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Phelps/Gorham- Elaine P. Mallaber, 79, died peacefully of leukemia on June 10, 2017 in Hyder Family Hospice House, Dover, NH.


Friends may call Saturday (June 24th) from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.

A Memorial Service will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of Hyder Family Hospice House (FHFHH), 285 County Farm Rd., Dover, NH 03820; or American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110.

Elaine was born January 18, 1938 to Frank and Ethel Cripps Pulver in Stanley, NY. She graduated from the Gorham High School in 1956. Elaine was in FHA, Chorus, both Concert and Parade Bands She was in the Reed Corners Grange, as well as active in the Reed Corners  Church and the church choir.

Elaine married Carl Mallaber of , NY, on July 6, 1957. Carl was originally from the Gorham area and attended Gorham School, where they both met in Junior High They would have been married 60 years this July 6th.

Elaine started her working career at the Lincoln Rochester Savings Bank in Geneva NY. Elaine’s work responsibilities consisted of maintaining office records, and then computer related office records, for several companies around the Finger Lakes area. From 1982 to 1984 they were both self employed DBA as Computer Portraits by Carl and Elaine. While traveling to colleges, they were offered management position (couples) with 4 different KOA campgrounds. They eventually returned to NY as their mothers had failing health. Elaine worked for Kelly’s Temp, then BOCES, until being hired by Ontario County in the Treasurer’s office and eventually with the Board of Elections. She retired in December 2009 from the Ontario County Board of Elections.

After her husband retired February, 2010, they sold their home in Phelps and moved into their daughter and son-in-law's in-law full basement apartment in Hampshire. Elaine started volunteering at Frisbie Memorial Hospital in 2011, working in the Employee Health Dept. She had to leave that position in January 2017, due to her health declining.

Elaine is survived by her husband, Carl; daughter, Lynn (Jean) Lavoie of Rochester, NH; granddaughter, Jessica; three step-great-grandchildren, Justin (Emily) Lavoie and Garrett (Dianne) Lavoie; brother-in-law, George Hinchman; sister-in-law, Lisa Pulver; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents, Frank E. Pulver and Ethel Cripps Pulver; her son, Carl J. Mallaber III, who passed away at the age of 14 months; her brother, Dale Pulver; and her three sisters, Jane Hinchman, Gail Velte and Louise Miles.

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Manchester- Eloise R. Lester, age 80, died June 12, 2017 at her home.

Friends may call Saturday (June 17th) 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 Scottsburg Union Cemetery, Scottsburg, NY.

Eloise and her late husband, Eugene Lester, owned and operated the Double E Bar and Grill in Manchester  from 1982 to 2002.

Eloise is survived by three children, Bonnie (Barry) Lee, Bruce (Patty) Barber and William Barber; three grandchildren, Megan (Matt) Porretta, Garrett Barber and Cody Barber; four great-grandchildren, Israelle, Abraham, Noah and Asher Porretta; her best friend, Dorothy Cole; and sisters, Wanda and Brenda; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Bruce Barber.

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



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Rushville- Floyd L. Grover, age 79, died June 12, 2017.

A Service will be held at a later date.

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

Floyd owned Rushville Motors from 1965 to the present. He enjoyed car shows and winters in Florida.

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; son, Randy (Anne) Grover; two grandchildren, Denver Grover and Travis (Amanda) Grover; three great-grandchildren, Kinsey Grover, Behr Grover and Ruby Grover;sister, Dorothy (Leroy) Dobbratz; and two brothers, Donald (Pat) Grover and Douglas (Judy) Grover. He was predeceased by his sister, Marilyn Payne.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Grover family.

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Penn Yan- Esther Christine Mosich, age 82, died Sunday, June 11, 2017 at The Homestead in Penn Yan.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Seneca #9 Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Number Nine Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Seneca Presbyterian Church, 4414 #9 Rd., Stanley, NY 14561.

Esther was born March, 22, 1935 in the Town of Benton. She was the daughter of the late Henry E. Sloth and Agnes C.. Nelson Sloth. Esther attended #9 School and graduated from Geneva High School. She married Robert Mosich on March 10, 1956 at Seneca #9 Presbyterian Church. Esther was a homemaker, and in later years was devoted to her grandchildren.

Esther is survived by her husband of 62 years, Robert Mosich, Sr.; two daughters, Deborah Compher and Donna (Phillip) Peek; son, Robert (Jenny) Mosich, Jr.; four grandchildren, Amanda Mosich, Christine Mosich, Heather Peek and Matthew Peek; two sisters, Rosa Hutchinson and Nancy (Tony) Pitifer; two brothers, Bruce (Jean) Sloth and Paul (Marilyn) Sloth; and two brothers-in-law, William F. Mosich and Paul (Shirley) Mosich.

Esther was predeceased by siblings, Helen (Bud) Fink, Melvin (Jo) Sloth; and by brother-in-law, Sonny Hutchinson.

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



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Rushville- Floyd L. Grover, age 79, died June 12, 2017.

A Service will be held at a later date.

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

Floyd owned Rushville Motors from 1965 to the present. He enjoyed car shows and winters in Florida.

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; son, Randy (Anne) Grover; two grandchildren, Denver Grover and Travis (Amanda) Grover; three great-grandchildren, Kinsey Grover, Behr Grover and Ruby Grover;sister, Dorothy (Leroy) Dobbratz; and two brothers, Donald (Pat) Grover and Douglas (Judy) Grover. He was predeceased by his sister, Marilyn Payne.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Grover family.



Middlesex- Jeannette K. Mack, 71, went Home to be with the Lord, on Friday, June 9, 2017.

Friends may call Friday (June 16th) from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Middlesex Baptist Church. A Funeral Service will follow at 7 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution to Le Tourneau Christian Center, 4950 Co. Rd. 11, Rushville, NY 14544.

Jeannette is survived by her son, Brad (Colleen Alexander) Mack; grandson, Gabe Mack; three sisters, Shirley (Jack) Seabrook, Beverly (Walter) Rumminger and Edith Krein; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Douglas Mack in 2007; and her brother-in-law, Otto Krein.

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


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Canandaigua- Reggie O’Hearn, Sr., age 72, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Rochester General Hospital, with his family at his side.

Friends may call Monday, (June 12th) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Reggie and Diana’s Barn, 4117 Co. Rd. 18, Canandaigua. A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. at the Barn. Pastor Jim Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Reggie was a licensed real estate broker and owner of Reggie O’Hearn Real Estate. He was employed as a Code Enforcement Officer for the Village of Rushville, and was a zoning and planning consultant. Reggie was a former Code Enforcement Officer for the Village of Naples, and a former member of the Town of Gorham Zoning and Planning Board. He was the founder of the Yates County Code Enforcement Association and was president for several years.

Reggie’s faith in God and love of his family was unconditional and unsurpassed. He loved life and lived it to its fullest in all that he did. Reggie loved his horses, enjoyed rodeo exhibitions and time with his loving wife, Diana, trail riding and camping.
A life long resident of Crystal Beach, Reggie is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Diana; daughter, Tricia (Jason) Phillips of Canandaigua, NY; son, Reggie Jr. (Sophia) O’Hearn of Clifton Springs, NY; and daughter, Doreen (Ray) DeGroat of Canandaigua, NY; and four grandchildren, Tiffany (Jeff) Senkiw, Trent (Jen) Jones, Connor Phillips and Lorelei Phillips; and sisters, Mary Block of Rushville, NY; and Clara Frere of Canandaigua, NY, along with several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Francis O’Hearn; and his infant daughter, Paulette.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the O’Hearn Family.

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Clifton Springs- Roger L. Eider, 79, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Clifton Springs Hospital Nursing Home.

A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday (June 7th) at 1 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. Rev. Lynn Spence will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Clifton Springs.

Memorial contributions may be made to the House of John, 14 Spring St., Clifton Springs, NY 14432.

Born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Roger was one of thirteen children of the late John and Ethel Bahr Eider. Roger served for two years in the U.S. Air Force. He married Ann Swarthout on June 28, 1958 in the Seneca Castle United Methodist Church.
Roger retired from Silver Floss Foods/Comstock Foods after 32 years of service. Over the years he had worked part-time for Surge, Shell Gas Station, Shuron Optical, as a mail courier for the Ontario National Bank, and at the Manchester Transfer Station.

Roger was a member of the Hall Card Club, and the Clifton Springs United Methodist Church.

Roger is survived by three children, Penny Eider, JoAnn (Douglas) Mowery and Richard (Liza) Eider; four grandchildren, Chris Mowery, Daniel Mowery, Connor Eider and Colton Eider; two sisters, Shirley Smith and Leotta (Jim) Hollingsworth; brother-in-law, Larry (Sandi) Swarthout; and many nieces and nephews.

Roger was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Ann Eider; and by three sisters, Pearl, Hazel and Frances; and seven brothers, Jimmy, Bob, Ronnie, Farrell, Raymond, Gerald and Duane.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Eider family.




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Farmington- Daniel R. Secor, 52, died of natural causes on May 31, 2017.

Per Daniel’s wishes, services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Canandaigua.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1595 Elmwood Ave., Suite B, Rochester, NY 14620; or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Dan was a 1983 graduate of Midlakes High School, where he excelled in baseball and basketball. He also attended college at SUNY Fredonia and FLCC. Dan continued to be active in biking, golf and softball for the rest of his life. He was employed at Ultrafab in Farmington for his entire working career.

Dan is survived by his parents, Roger and Carol Secor; his sister, Debbie Blackburn; niece, Melissa Sherman; two nephews, Francis Morley and Nicholas Morley; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Jeff.

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


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Rushville- Douglas C. Hey, age 79, died on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 as a result of an accident.

Friends may call Tuesday, (June 6th) from 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, (June 7th) at 11 a.m. at Crosswinds Wesleyan Church, 3360 Middle Cheshire Rd., Canandaigua. Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance, 817 Rte. 245, Middlesex, NY 14507.
Doug was son of the late Carl and Grace Curtis Hey. He graduated from the Middlesex Valley Central School in 1956. Doug owned and operated Hey’s Enterprises, Inc. for many years. He was a member of the National Chapter of the Land Improvement Contractors of America. He served as president of the New York Chapter and the National Board.

Doug is survived by five children, LuAnn (Don) Modrow, Curt (Diane) Hey, Lisa (Jamie) Paulison, Lynn (Harry) McCurdy, Craig (Peggy) Hey; two adopted daughters, Morgan Hey and Abbey Hey; grandchildren, Jessica Paulison, Rachel (Cory) Otamendi, Andrew Paulison, Megan Hey, Aaron (Brooke) Modrow, Matt Hey, Hannah (Chaser) Hassell, Clark Hey, Summer McCurdy, Ella Hey and Faith McCurdy. He was predeceased by his grandson, Ryan Modrow in 2010.
Doug is also survived by two siblings, Ken (Sonia) Hey and Carolyn (Duane) Rigby; several nieces and nephews; and his friend, Ms. Chris Kruger.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Hey Family.


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Penn Yan-Norma H. Newcomb, age 82, of Penn Yan, passed away at the Penn Yan Homestead, on Sunday, May 28, 2017, after a lengthy illness.

Private funeral services are being provided by the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham, and will be at the convenience of the family.

It is requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620; the Benton Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, 932 Rte. 14A, Penn Yan, NY 14527;or to a charity of one’s choice.

Norma served for 30 years in the Penn Yan Central School District’s Food Services Department, where she cashiered for many years. She was a charter member of the Benton Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary, and was a member of the Benton United Methodist Church.

Norma enjoyed her many houseplants and flowers, and loved to bake and care for her family.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, George Newcomb; two sons, Randy (Pamela) Newcomb, and Ross (Martha) Newcomb; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Norma was predeceased by her parents, Berlin and Bessie Hey of Penn Yan.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a private message of condolence to the Newcomb family.

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Penn Yan – Karen S. Thomas, 67, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Geneva General Hospital, with her son and her dear friends at her bedside.

Services will be private.

Karen was born in Penn Yan. She was the daughter of the late Erik Dryer and Clara Jean McKay.

Karen is survived by her son, Stephen Bulmer and his wife, Sheryl; grandson Brandon Bulmer; loving companion, Steven Crawford and his three children, Aubrianne, Ashlea, Hanna and Taylor Crawford; niece, Kellie McKay Valdi; her wonderful companion dog, Snidley; and many friends.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome to send a private message of condolence to her family.
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Geneva/Penn Yan- Maude D. Parish, age 90, passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Friends may call Thursday (May 25th) from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.

A Funeral Service will begin at 5:30. Rev. Mark Ammerman of the Faith Community Church will officiate.

Burial will be in the Benton Rural Cemetery, at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3535 Number Nine Rd., Geneva, NY 14456.

Maude was born in Lodi, NY on Jan. 17, 1927. She was the daughter of the late George and Mae Putnam. Maude and her husband, Paul, were married for 47 years, prior to his passing in 1990. They raised five daughters.

Maude retired from Willard Psychiatric Center, as a Housekeeping Supervisor, in 1991. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Geneva. Maude loved the Lord and spent her life walking in His light. She loved unconditionally and spent every day expressing this love to her family. All who met Maude loved her.

Maude is survived by five daughters, Donna French, Diane Conklin, Paula (Elwood) Hilligus, Susan Dragos and Barbara (Jim) Marcinkowski; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Sincebaugh; one brother, Claude Putnam; brother-in-law, Glenn Parish; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three grandchildren.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a private message of condolence to the Parish family.


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Rushville - Madeline M. “Madge” Adam, age 87, died Monday, May 15, 2017, at Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and Health Care.

Born in Potter, Madge was the daughter of the late Ernest and Olive Nageldinger Adam. She was retired from Bausch & Lomb in Rochester.

Madge is survived by one niece, Cindy (Alan) Prochaska; two nephews, Matthew (Kelly) Adam and Mark Adam; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and several cousins.

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

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a private condolence to the family.
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Geneva- James P.W. Keeley III, age 74, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2017, at Strong Memorial Hospital with his family by his side, after a brief illness.

There will be no calling hours. There will be a celebration of his life this spring at the Whitney Cemetery in Seneca Castle, NY, at the convenience of the family.

James was born December 4, 1942 in Newark, New Jersey. He was the son of James P. W. Keeley, Jr. and Elizabeth J. Keeley. Jim was a 1960 graduate of Geneva High School and attended the State University of N.Y. at New Paltz, where he majored in Art. He worked as a machinist at Xerox in Webster, NY, until he retired in 2003. Jim was an artist, lover of music, a Jack-of-all trades and a voracious reader. He was an avid bird watcher, gardener and fisherman. Jim enjoyed spending time at his favorite place, Seneca Lake, where he grew up on Clark's Point. One of Jim's greatest joys in life was spending time with his grandchildren. He and his wife, Roberta, would have been married 50 years on April 15, 2017.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Roberta Keeley (Driscoll), of Geneva; his son, Jason D. Keeley, and daughter-in- law Fatima Keeley, of Shortsville, NY; his daughter, Erin E. Keeley (James Hayes) of Geneva, NY; two sisters, Patricia McDermott of Seneca Falls and Maryanne McConkey (Bill) of Red Creek, NY; one brother, Michael Keeley (Karen) of Lyons, NY; sister –in-law and brother-in-law, Patricia and Gerry deWit of Cayuga,NY.; two grandsons, Jacob J. Keeley and Charlie J. Hayes and one granddaughter, Grace J. Keeley; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

Jim is predeceased by his father, James P.W. Keeley Jr. and his mother, Elizabeth J. Keeley (Hoose).

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a private message of condolence to the Keeley family.

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Penn Yan/Gorham- Barbara J. Detro Scaletta, age 72, died January 20, 2017.

A graveside committal service will be held Sunday (May 21st) at 3 p.m. in Rushville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Activities Fund, The Homestead, 418 N. Main St., Penn Yan, NY 14527.

Barb is survived by one sister, Marjorie McCall; one brother, Richard (Bonnie) Detro; special nephew and nieces, Bruce McCall, Pam Mason and Cathy Detro; and several other nieces and nephews.

Barb was predeceased by her husband, Sebastian “Tony” Scaletta; parents, Jay and Thelma Button Detro; two brothers, Bruce Detro and Robert Detro; and niece Susan Detro Holbrook.

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

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Gorham/Middlesex- Robert I. Detro, 87, died Jan. 1, 2017.

A Graveside Committal Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday (May 21st) at Gorham Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Activities Fund at DeMay Living Center, 100 Sunset Dr., Newark, NY 14513; or the Activities Fund at The Terrace at Newark, 208 Rte. 88 South, Newark, NY 14513.

Bob was the son of the late Jay and Thelma (Button) Detro. He grew up in Gorham. Bob was married to Florence Northrup for 30 years. Bob “grew up” in the family’s garage, and he liked auto mechanics; and especially liked Volkswagons. A man of many talents, Bob had worked for the Lehigh Valley Railroad, and as an electrician and a telephone lineman. He was retired from the NYS DOT in Canandaigua.

Bob liked to paint and refinish furniture. He was known for trimming and tying grapes at local vineyards. Bob loved to garden and had the most beautiful red rosebush in Middlesex. People used his roses for proms and weddings.

Bob is survived by four children, Douglas, Catherine, Daniel and Glenn Detro; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Marjorie McCall; 1 brother, Richard (Bonnie) Detro; and several nieces and nephews.

Bob was predeceased by his brother, Bruce Detro; his sister, Barbara Scaletta; niece, Susan Detro Holbrook; and friend, Florence Northrup Detro.

Bob’s family thanks his DeMay and Terrace caregivers for keeping him smiling, busy and making his blue eyes sparkle.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Detro Family.
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Hall- Sally B. Livermore, age 71, died unexpectedly on Monday, May 1, 2017.

A Funeral Service will be held Friday (May 5th) at 2 p.m. at the Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Hall, NY. Rev. Todd Christensen will officiate. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Union Congregational UCC, P.O. Box 56, Hall, NY 14463; or to Friendship House, 4616 Williams St., Middlesex, NY 14507.

Sally was a very active member of the Union Congregational United Church in Hall NY, and secretary of the church council. Always had a reading book by her side along with a Nascar schedule and her knitting supplies. Loved going south in the winter and very active at her "snowbird" home in Valencia Estates in Lakeland, FL.

Sally was a Rochester Business Institute graduate, worked at Seedway in Hall, and retired from Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES in Newark in 2009 after being there over 20 years.

Sally is survived by her husband of 48 years, Charles R. Livermore; three children, Chris (Michelle) Livermore, Kevin (Cyndi) Livermore, and Lori (Mark) Carson; 11 grandchildren, Morgan, Aaron, Alicia, Ethan, Benjamin, Elizabeth, Austin, Nick, Syneca, Caitlyn and Collin; 1 great-granddaughter, Marley; one sister, Ellie (Jim) DuHamel; one brother, Lester (Anita) Buck; brother-in-law, Robert Treese; several step-brothers and sisters; several foster brothers; and several nieces and nephews.

Sally was predeceased by her parents, Floyd and Clara Buck; her sister, Joyce Treese; and her foster-sister, Pat Warrick.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a private message of condolence to the Livermore family.
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Canandaigua/Rushville– Paula Bay Haury, age 58, died suddenly Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Friends may call Thursday (May 4th) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Rushville United Methodist Church. A Funeral Service will be held at 3 p.m., following the calling hours. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cardiology Annual Fund c/o Office of Medical Center Advancement, P.O. Box 278996, Rochester, NY 14627.

Paula was a graduate of Marcus Whitman Central School. Paula had worked for Finger Lakes D.D.S.O.; and also for J.C. Penney. She had attended Finger Lakes Community College. Paula was a former E.M.T. for the Canandaigua Ambulance Squad. Family was everything to Paula, and she was a wonderful grandmother.

Paula was predeceased by her husband, David Haury; and by her parents, Milton and Donna Caldwell Bay.

She is survived by her life partner, Joe Selvek; five children, Jennifer (Daryl) Hilkert, Janel (Chris) McCrory, Jody (Brian) Sciarabba, Jake (Courtney) Haury, and Jessica Haury; nine grandchildren, Tyler Rossiter, Audri Maynard, Hailey Thompson, Landon Stoltz, David Haury, Tristan Stoltz, Kaydon Ernst, Cole Haury and Paisley Sciarabba; two step-daughters, Rebecca (Larry) Akins and Rachel (Zach) Eddinger; seven step-grandchildren, Samantha (John) Capecci, Madeline, Olivia and William Akins, Makayla Selvek, Sierra and Charissa Eddinger; two step great-grandchildren, Logan and Jackson Capecci; one sister, Jennifer (Gerard) Colf; two brothers, Gerald (Donna) Bay and Dennis Bay; “exchange” sisters, Patsy and Inez Otero; two aunts, Ruth Clark and Sharon Jaynes; one uncle, Tom Bay; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a private message of condolence to the Haury family.

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Rushville- Eugene A. Gruschow, 79, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Keuka Comfort Care Home in Penn Yan.

Friends may call Wednesday (April 26th) from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday (April 27th) at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Rushville. There will be a Reception following the funeral service at the Rushville Fire House. Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday (April 29th) in Sunnyside Cemetery, Williamson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Keuka Comfort Care Home, P.O. Box 107, Penn Yan, NY 14527; or to Quail Summit Resident Fund, 5102 Parrish St. Extension, Canandaigua, NY 14424.

Gene was the son of the late Alfred and Doris Gruschow. He farmed all of his life. He was also a machinist, who had worked for Rando Machine, and retired from Labelon in Canandaigua, after 17 years of service.

Gene enjoyed making toy tractors, and any parts in his machine shop. He also loved listening to the Crooked Lake Fiddlers.
Gene is survived by his wife, Carole Williams Gruschow of Quail Summit; two children, Todd (Nancy) Gruschow and Doug (Patti) Gruschow; three step-children, Glenn (Denise) Williams, Dale (Maria) Williams and Lynn Williams; four grandchildren, Brian (Jen) Gruschow, Eric (Mariana) Gruschow, Adam Gruschow and Kyle Gruschow; two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Wesley; several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sylvia Goodstine and Linda Murray; five brothers, Norman (Carol) Gruschow, Charles (Ann) Gruschow, Paul Gruschow, Vernon Gruschow and Mark Gruschow; one sister-in-law, Judy (George) VanCampen; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved pet, Scooter.

Gene was predeceased by his first wife, Dolores Morganthaler Gruschow; his second wife, Joyce Gruschow; and by one sister, Caroline Rogers.

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

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Middlesex – Faye J. Brodose, age 79, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at F.F. Thompson Hospital.

Friends may call Saturday (April 22nd) from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday (April 27th) at 11 a.m.

Memorial contributions for the Brodose Family may be sent to P.O. Box 201, Gorham, NY 14461.

Faye loved everyone and loved the Lord.

She is survived by her husband, Paul J. Brodose; one son, two grandchildren; one sister, Christine Wingate Boyd; three brothers, Paul Curtis Wingate, Marvin (Sharon) Wingate and George Wingate; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Faye was predeceased by one brother, James Ray Wingate.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Brodose family.
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George W. Henry

September 13, 1930 – April 17, 2017

After a long, successful, happy, and fun-filled life, George Henry died on April 17, 2017 at home, where he wanted to be.
George was a farmer, a businessman, and an entrepreneur, working in the dairy business for many years and starting a couple of ventures of his own. He was a pioneer in the computerization of dairy nutrition and feeding programs. He owned and operated a horse farm in Vermont. And most recently, before retiring permanently, he provided equine therapy services to race track and private clientele. He also served as the Gorham Town Historian for several years, which was a labor of love.

George had a lifelong passion for horses, and a love of dogs and cats. He always had horses in the barn, a dog or two at his side, and a cat on his lap. And he loved to sit in his barn and watch the barn swallows come and go, season after season.

He is survived by a large, loving family: his wife, Mary Persson; his sister, Marge Hoffman; his children, Kieth (Terry), Karen (Charlie), Anita (Tom), and Annie (Brian); nine grandchildren; and twelve great grandchildren. And a long life’s worth of friends and family too countless to list. There were many who loved him.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 22 at 11:00 am, at the Reed Corners Federated Church.

Donations can be made to the Crystal Beach Fire Department, 4468 East Lake Rd., Canandaigua, NY 14424; or the American Cancer Society, 1120 South Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620.
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Rushville- Loren W. Shirk, age 1 year, 2 months, 28 days of 4650 Harvey Road, died Monday (April 10, 2017) at his home after a long illness.

Friends may call on Friday (April 14th) from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7 p.m. at the family home. Church services will be Saturday (April 15th) at 9:30 a.m. at the Rushville Mennonite Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Loren is survived by his parents, Leon and Rachel Shirk; two brothers, Matthew and Kevin; one sister, Ruth Ella; grandparents, Joseph and Martha Shirk of Lititz, PA, and Ammon and Martha Weaver of Ephrata, PA; great-grandmother, Mrs. Eli Shirk (Fannie Mae) of Ephrata, PA; uncles and aunts, Lawrence and Mary Ella Sensenig, Elvin and Ellen Weaver, Mervin and Erma Nolt, Luke and Lucille Nolt, Lee and Lucy Zimmerman, Marlin and Lorraine Shirk, John and Marie Zimmerman, Ethan and Anita Burkholder, Jonas and Ruth Zimmerman, Carl and Kathryn Shirk, Jesse and Brenda Weaver, James and Louise Shirk, Reuben and Miriam Weaver, John David and Norene Zimmerman, Mark and Maryann Weaver, Ammon Weaver and John (Norma) Weaver.

Loren was predeceased by two brothers, Randal W. and Gerald W. Shirk.

Arrangements are by the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham, NY.
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Stanley- Elmer Walter Dodds, age 88, died March 4, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Fl.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 29th at 11 a.m. at Crosswinds Wesleyan Church, 3360 Middle Cheshire Rd., Canandaigua.

Contributions may be made to in Elmer Dodds’ name to either of the following: Military Veterans of Timber Pine, c/o John Gauthier, 2672 Royal Ridge Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34606; or Alzheimers Association, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, 14010 Roosevelt Blvd., Suite 709, Clearwater, FL 33762.

Elmer served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was retired from Gleason Corp. in Rochester.

Elmer is survived by his loving companion, Virginia Stape; four children, Thomas Dodds, Kim Marie Dodds, Terri Rupert and Wendy (Douglas) Byington; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; sister, Norma Jean (Ron) Doran; brother, Donald Dodds; brother-in-law, Bill Woolard; sister-in-law, Betty Dodds; and several nieces and nephews.

Elmer was predeceased by his wife, Margaret (Peg) Dodds; daughter, Kathy Bartlett; sister, Mary Lou Woolard; brothers, Robert Dodds and John Dodds; and parents, Jesse Wayne Dodds and Clara Bickel Dodds.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a private message of condolence to the Dodds family.

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Middlesex- Maxine A. Mitch, 84, died on March 31, 2017.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday (April 7th) at 11 a.m. at the Crystal Beach Firehall, a gathering of friends and family to follow. Burial will be in Overackers Cemetery.

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

Maxine was the daughter of the late Mahlon and Eva Newland Gavette. She married Mervin Mitch on Nov. 19, 1950.
Maxine was a member of the Middlesex United Methodist Church. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed gardening and crocheting.

Maxine is survived by five children, Sharon (Steve) Schinsing, David (Cym) Mitch, Robert (Ruth) Mitch, Timothy (Lynda) Mitch and Donna Mendez; 18 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and five siblings, James (Virginia) Gavette, Shirley (Edward) Miles, Ella Winnie, Richard (Dovie) Gavette and Ada (Roger) Lead.

She is predeceased by her husband, Mervin C. Mitch; and five siblings, Ruth Bassett, William Gavette, Marion Wood, Raymond Gavette and Mahlon Gavette, Jr.

Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence for the Mitch Family.



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John Michael McBride
Aug. 18, 1935 – Jan. 23, 2017

Stanley/ Bluffton, SC- John Michael McBride, 81, passed away on January 21, 2017 at the Hilton Head Hospital, Hilton Head, SC.

Calling hours will be at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham on Friday (April 28th) from 2 to 4 p.m.

On April 29th there will be a Funeral Mass at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Oneonta, NY. The burial will follow at the Ouleout Valley Cemetery, Franklin, NY.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.

John was born in New York City on August 18, 1935 to the late Charles T. McBride and Mary G. Butler McBride. He worked for the Ontario County Highway Department as a Civil Engineer, and had graduated from Delhi Technical College, Delhi, NY, in 1963. John served 9 years in the National Guard of Walton, NY.

John’s favorite pass-time was flying his plane off his field. He was also a member of the Penn Yan Flying Club.

John is survived by his wife, Catherine S. McBride of Stanley, NY and Bluffton, SC. John has two daughters, Nancy M. (Bruce) Alexander of High Point, NC, and Dianne M. (Joel) Boss of Lake Orion, Michigan. He has a brother, Charles T. McBride of Kingston, NY; five sisters, Helen Sacco of Hudson, NY, Susan Salem of Poughkeepsie, NY, Marjorie (Walter) Harrington of Summerton, SC, Barbara (Arthur) Ward of Youngstown, NY, and Katherine (David) Maggiore of Poughkeepsie, NY. John has four grandchildren, Stephanie (John) Bunting of Appleton, WI, Michael (Amber) Smith of Anderson, SC, Jonathan Boss and Elizabeth Boss, both of Lake Orion, Michigan; and two great-grandchildren, Jack Bunting of Appleton, WI, and Sterling Smith of Anderson, SC.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a private message of condolence to the McBride family.

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Middlesex- Patricia A. Hacker, age 72, died Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home.

Family and friends may call Friday (March 24th) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. Services will be private.

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

Patricia was born April 24, 1944 in Wayland, NY. She was the daughter of the late Louis and Florence Hughner Dunton. She enjoyed crocheting and puzzles. Patricia adored her grandchildren.

Patricia is survived by two sons, Daren Hacker and Craig (Jared) Hacker; 7 grandchildren, Kyle Hacker, Michaela Hacker, Emily Grover, Chelsey Hacker, Cory Hacker, Delyhlia Hacker and Norah Hacker; one great-grandson, Jason Todd Potter; one brother, Larry Dunton; her former husband, Douglas Hacker; and several nieces and nephews.

Patricia was predeceased by two sons, Todd Hacker and Jeffrey Hacker.

The family would like to recognize niece, Beverly Bergstresser, for spending time with Pat.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a private message of condolence to the Hacker family.



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Hopewell- Doris B. Eldredge received her Heavenly Reward on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at her home.

Friends may call Monday (March 20th) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery, Town of Seneca.

Per Doris’ request, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Happy Tails Humane Society, Co. Rd. #46, Canandaigua, NY 14424.

Doris graduated from the Seneca-Gorham-Potter Central School District in 1936, from the N.Y.S. Teachers College at Brockport in 1939, and received her B.S. from SUNY Geneseo in 1964.

Doris began her teaching career at Seneca No. 9 rural school. She later taught in the Gorham School District and then in the Phelps School District. She retired from Phelps, after an accumulated 34 ½ years of teaching. Doris was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorarium for female educators, and also the American Association for University Women. Doris was a member of the Phelps-Clifton Retired Teachers Association, the Ontario County Retired Teachers Association, and the N.Y.S. Retired Teacher Association.

Mrs. Eldredge was active in her community. She was a member of the Seneca Castle United Methodist Church, the Republican Women’s Club, the Granger Homestead Society, the Friends of Sonnenberg, and both the Hopewell and Ontario County Historical Societies. Doris had also served on the Ontario County Republican Committee, and had volunteered at Gleaners’ Kitchen and with Literacy Volunteers.

Doris enjoyed traveling. She attended both the 1939 World’s Fair and Expo 67 in Montreal. She traveled extensively in North America and toured Europe. One of her fondest memories of Europe was receiving Communion at Westminster Abbey.

Doris is survived by her sons, Carl (Brenda) Eldredge, David (Candice) Eldredge and Steven (Judy) Eldredge; ten grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brother-in-law, Francis Eldredge; and very special friend, Pat Gregory.

Doris was the daughter of the late Harry and Laura Bird. Doris was predeceased by her husband, Thomas; sister, Lillian Gardner, daughter-in-law, Lisa Eldredge; and grandsons, Dana Eldredge and Stevie Eldredge.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Eldredge family.
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Middlesex- Theresa P. Smith, 60, died at home on Sunday, March 12, 2017, with her family at her side.

Friends may call Friday (March 17th) 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 (March 18th) at 2 p.m. at the Middlesex United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Overackers Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Middlesex Hose Co., P.O. Box 145, Middlesex, NY 14507.

Terri was the daughter of the late Roland and Janice Murray Brink. She was an active member of the Middlesex Hose Co. and the Middlesex Fire Sirenettes. She was also a member of the Middlesex United Methodist Church, the Yates County Fireman’s Association and the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Yates County Fireman’s Association.

Terri is survived by her husband, Thomas J. Smith; three sons, James (Deborah) Smith, Robert (Katherine) Smith and Daniel (Erin) Smith; daughter-in-law, Terry Smith (Reid) Ronalds; 10 grandchildren; 5 great- grandchildren; sister, Amy (Kevin Hunter) McLaughlin; uncles, Billy Murray and Gordon Brink; aunt, Edith Atwater; sister-in-law, Linda Brink; and several nieces and nephews.

Terri was predeceased by two sons, Timothy Smith and Thomas Smith; daughter-in-law, Cindy Smith; grandson, Kevin Smith; and brother, Donald Brink.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a private condolence to the Smith Family.
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Town of Seneca- Ina L. Campbell, an Earthly Angel, gained her heavenly wings on March 11, 2017, at the age of 100.

Friends may call Thursday (March 16th) from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Geneva Assembly of God, 757 Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva. A Funeral Service will follow at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery, at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Geneva Assembly of God, 757 Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva, NY 14456.

Ina was a highly regarded icon in her community, and a lifelong resident of the hamlet of Flint, NY. She loved the Lord with all her heart and shared the Lord’s love with everyone she met. Ina loved all people, and that love was manifested in her several missionary trips she made with her husband, Louis, to the Appalachian Mountains. She was a Youth Sunday School teacher for many years, and reveled in the fact that her Sunday School “kids” still recall those days.

Ina was honored by being inducted into the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was extremely patriotic and proud of the fact that her brother, Howard Gotts, gave his life for our country and our flag in World War II.

Ina was intensely proud that her ancestors were among the initial settlers of the Town of Seneca, and that Ina’s father, Nelson Gotts, was the Highway Superintendent for the Town of Seneca for decades.

Ina was celebrated by her family for her 100th birthday at a party in October 2016 that was attended by family coming from Alabama, Florida and Washington, as well as her New York family.

Ina was dearly loved by her family, and leaves a deep void in their hearts and lives. She is survived by her daughter, Verna Clark; three grandchildren, Joyce (Dennis) Richardson, Evelyn (Scott) Hundley and Howard (Alison) Clark; six great-grandchildren, Richard Moore, Jennifer Sainnoval, Alexis Clark, Abbey Clark, Amber Mann and Katie (Logan) Mahler; eight great-great-grandchildren, Hailey Rossi, Gina Rossi, JJ Rossi, Jacob Moore, Lucas Mann, Marcus Mann, Cade Mahler and Sidney Mahler; and many dear nieces and nephews throughout the United States.

Ina was predeceased by her parents, Pearl and Nelson Gotts, her husband, Louis Campbell, her brothers, Donald, Harold and Howard Gotts and their spouses; and her son-in-law, Grant Clark.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a private message of condolence to the Campbell family.



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Canandaigua- Louis Rossi, Sr., age 91, died March 1, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Friends may call Saturday (March 25th) 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 Gorham Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sands Cancer Center, 360 Parrish St., Canandaigua, NY 14424.

Louis was born August 17, 1925 in Franklin, West Virginia, the son of the late Leo and Rena Roberto Rossi. He owned and operated Rossi Music Store for over 60 years. He also taught music and was an artist.

Louis is survived by his wife, Arlene LaDue Rossi; five children, Louis (Cynthia) Rossi, Jr., Alan (Lore) Rossi, Dawn (Joe) Pappineau, Daryl (Anne) Rossi, and Mark (Sandy) Rossi; 10 grandchildren, Josh Rossi, Ethan Rossi, and Jessica (Craig) Ploof, Kurtis (Samantha) Rossi, Erinn (Andrew Flynn) Rossi, Brittany (Jeffrey Pulver) Rossi, Patrick (Harley) Rossi, Philip (Karryn Johnston) Rossi, Ashley (Jo Martin) Pappineau and Amanda (James Beltz) Pappineau; 9 great-grandchildren, Hailey, Gina, and Joshua James and their mother, Jennifer Sainnoval, Grace and Noah, Isabelle, Nevaeh, Paizleigh and Artemis; seven brothers and sisters, John (Theresa) Rossi, Ann Marie Giordano, Norma Augustine, Tina (Peter) Brunschweiger, Joanne (Buddy) Serette, Yvonne (Gene) Sherman, and Virginia Koch; and several nieces and nephews.

We want to thank Jessica for the loving and professional guidance she gave her grandfather and our family throughout the hospice process.

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


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Phelps- Andrew Jay Colf, age 55, died unexpectedly on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at home.

Friends are invited to calling hours from 2-3 on Saturday (March 11th) at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home, 2583 East Main Street, Gorham, NY. A Memorial Service will follow at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Number Nine Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to FLACRA, 28 E. Main St., Clifton Springs, NY 14432.

Andy was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time at home with his two cats. He was a very good cook and had worked at several local restaurants. For the last eleven years, he was the cook at the Finger Lakes Addictions & Counseling Referral Agency (FLACRA) in Clifton Springs, NY, where he received the James Otte Memorial Employee of the Year Award on August 23, 2012. He was a strong positive voice for many at FLACRA and strived to improve not only his own life, but the lives of others. Andy was very good in construction, too, and not one to sit still, he worked in his free time for McCann Enterprises for his long time friend Shawn McCann.

Andy is survived by his mother, June Colf; brother, Gerald Colf of Geneva; and sisters Donna (Arthur) Peck of Breesport, Pamela (David) Christensen of Penn Yan, NY, and Patricia Miles and Kim Benedict both of Bath, NY; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Donald Colf.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a private condolence to the Colf family.
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Seneca Castle- Fred Sauer, age 89, passed away at home unexpectedly on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

Memorial contributions may be made to the House of John, 14 Spring St., Clifton Springs, NY 14432; or to the Ontario Humane Society, 2976 Co. Rd. 48, Canandaigua, NY 14424.

Fred was the son of the late Christine Reinhardt and Josef Sauer. He was in the U.S. Navy Seabee’s from 1945-1946. He loved working with flowers and being in his garden.

Fred is survived by his son, Karl (Marie) Sauer; daughter, Jill Sauer; and two grandchildren; Kory Wade and Delaney Sauer.

He was predeceased by his wife, Joyce M. Sauer (Tomion).

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Sauer Family.
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Clifton Springs – Stephen A. Wright passed away on February 20, 2017 at Rochester General Hospital at the age of 61.

Friends and family are invited to a celebration of Steve’s life on Saturday, March 4 at 1:00 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home, 2583 Main Street, Gorham. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Steve worked as a sales specialist at HEP Sales/North Main Lumber for 15 years until his retirement in 2016. He had previously been employed by Farnsworth Chevrolet, Santelli Lumber and Wicks Lumber.

Steve was the son of Betty Dailey of Canandaigua. He graduated from Canandaigua Academy in 1975. Steve enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing cards with family and friends in his spare time. He also enjoyed woodworking and very often made personal gifts for Christmas giving. Steve was quick with a joke and always had a story to share.

Steve was predeceased by his loving wife of 33 years, Bonnie (Swarthout) Wright and sister Donna Slocum. He is survived by their son, Stephen Wright and step-son Shawn (Sondra) Young; grandsons Michael and Kyle Young; brothers Ronald McMillan, Larry Wright, Frank Dobbler, Stanley Wright and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to assist with funeral costs may be made to his son, Stephen A. Wright, 36 Stephens Street, Clifton Springs, NY 14432.
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Stanley- Sandra J. Hurlburt, age 78, died on Monday, February 20, 2017.

Memorial contributions may be made to a donation of ones choice.

Friends may call Friday (Feb. 24th) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, (Feb. 25th) at 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery.

Sandra enjoyed gardening, NASCAR and puzzle books. Her greatest joy were her children and grandchildren.

Sandra is survived by four children, Lori (Thomas) Jones of Waterloo, Lynn (Keith) Carpenter of Mt. Morris, Lisa (Christopher) Forgie of Stanley and Richard Hurlburt of Stanley; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; one sister, Shirley Brown of Stanley; and one brother, Kenneth (Lisa) Brown of Dryden.

She was predeceased by her husband, Richard C. Hurlburt in 2001.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Hurlburt Family.

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Stanley - Amelia “Babe” DeBoover Jensen, age 96, died peacefully at home surrounded by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday (Feb. 24th) at 10 a.m. at St. Theresa’s Church in Stanley.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Theresa’s P.O. Box 416, Stanley, NY 14561; St. Jude’s Children Hospital 220 E. 42nd St, New York, NY 10017; or Ontario-Yates Hospice 756 Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva, NY 14456.

Amelia was born November 23, 1920 to Molly and John DeBoover and grew up in Phelps, New York. She graduated from Phelps High School and then worked at Sears Roebuck in Geneva. Amelia was a devoted wife and mother, whose happiest moments were when she was in the presence of her family.

She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Donald Jensen; and sister, Mary Bree.

Amelia is survived by her five children, Kathleen (Dennis) Doyle of Charlotte, NC, Margaret (John) Marino of Conesus, NY, Ann Rouse of Pittsford, NY, Donald II (Ann) of Stanley, NY and Mary Ellen Pulver (Steve) of Stanley, NY; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Jack DeBoover and several nieces and nephews.

Amelia had a special fondness for her granddaughter Kelley Jensen, who cared for her the years she was ill. The family wishes to thank the nurses’ aides for the gentle care they provided, and especially love and thanks to Kelley.

Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Jensen Family.
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Geneva- Richard L. Close, age 81, died on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at home.

   Family and friends may call Sunday, (Feb. 5th) 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.

   Memorial contributions may be made to the Golisano Children’s Hospital, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642.

   Richard was a graduate of Geneva High School in the Class of 1953. He married Janice Clark Close on June 7, 1958 at the Geneva Baptist Church. Richard was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a woodworker, enjoyed bird watching, gardening and camping.

   Richard is survived by his wife, Janice Clark Close; daughter, Pamela (David) Madziarz; son, Peter Close; two grandchildren, Kristy Lynn (Kyle) Mason and Daniel Cy Madziarz; two grandpuppies, Ryder and Buck; two sisters, Sally (Charles) Meabon and Terri (Lester) Sandifur; brother, Harlow “Bud” (Anna) Close; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.

   He was predeceased by his parents, Harlow and Margaret Lindsey Close; step-mother, Thelma Close; and sister, Beverly June Snow.

   Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Close Family.

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Rushville- Linda Jean Christensen, age 66, died peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, on the Palliative Care Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday (Feb. 4th) at 3 p.m. at the Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Hall, NY. Burial will be in East Newark Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Student Activities Fund of Gorham Elementary School, 4100 Baldwin Rd., Rushville, NY 14544.

Linda was the daughter of the late William and Ruth Jean Krebbeks DeWispelaere. She was a graduate of Newark High School and attended Finger Lakes Community College. Linda was a Teacher Assistant at the Gorham Elementary School, until her retirement in 2012. She enjoyed gardening and was devoted to her family and her grandchildren.

Linda is survived by her husband, James A. Christensen of Rushville; daughter, Amy (Mark) Sainsbury of Rushville; son, Jason Christensen of Austin, TX; 7 grandchildren, Kristopher Sennett, Benjamin Sennett, Kathryn Sennett, Madison Sainsbury, Ryder Christensen, Emma Sainsbury and Grace Sainsbury; two brothers, William (Cathy) DeWispelaere and Dennis DeWispelaere; mother-in-law, Erna Christensen; and several nieces and nephews.

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



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Stanley Robert E. Flook, Sr., age 75, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at home.

                Friends may call Tuesday (Jan. 31st) from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. Funeral Services will be Wednesday (Feb. 1st) at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery.

                Memorial contributions may be made to the Gorham Fire Company, PO Box 174, Gorham, NY 14461; or to the Stanley-Hall-Gorham Ambulance Corps, PO Box 41, Gorham, NY 14461.

                Bob was born July 6, 1941, the son of the late George Earl and Florence Jones Flook. He owned and operated Flook farms in Stanley, was involved in Thoroughbred horse breeding and racing. He loved dogs and all kinds of animals, and hunting. Bob was a member of the Gorham Fire Company.

                Bob is survived by four children, Robert E. Flook, Jr., Sherry Coleates, Michael (Kelli) Flook and Barbara Flook-Proctor; the mother of his children, Jeannie Flook; 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; one uncle, Al Jones; one aunt, Dorothy Long; and several cousins.

                Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Flook family.
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Town of Seneca- Raymond R. Saucier, 83, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 at Geneva General Hospital.
 
          Friends may call Saturday (Jan. 28th) from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 4 p.m.
 
          Memorial contributions may be made to Seneca Presbyterian Church,
4414 Number Nine Rd., Stanley, NY 14561.
 
          Ray was the son of the late Frank and Philamena Sauve Saucier. He was born in Massena, NY. Ray served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
 
          Ray is survived by his wife, Emajean Saucier; four children, R. Roger Saucier, April (Brian) Shattuck, Timothy Saucier and David Saucier; two grandchildren, Christopher (Brittany) Shattuck and Shannon Wenzel; four great-grandchildren, Zeke Rion, Christopher Jr., Sophia Rose and Chloe.
 
          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome to send a condolence to the  Saucier family.

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Dundee - John James (Jack) Sullivan passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017,  at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan, NY. 

          He was predeceased by his wife, Janice Murphy, brother, Patrick Sullivan and sister in law, Helen Sullivan (Robert.)

          Jack was born in Youngstown, Ohio to Dr. and Mrs. John Kelly Sullivan (Laura O'Brien.)  He was in the first class to graduate from the "new" Dundee Central School where he played football, basketball, baseball, soccer and set many records in track and field events.  He earned a basketball scholarship to the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana and was chosen as a walk-on  for the football team his freshman year.

          In 1943, he enlisted in the Army Air Force and served in the Pacific Theater.  After the war, he attended Cornell Law School until he purchased Dundee Motors with his brother, Patrick.  Around this time he moved his family to a farm on the Lakemont - Himrod Rd. where he raised sheep, crops and Standard-bred horses.  

          Jack was a lifetime communicant of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Dundee and later St. Michael's of Penn Yan.  He was active in his community and was a former member of the American Legion, Rotary, VFW, USTA, and the Dundee Historical Society. He was an avid reader, particularly of Louis L'Amour westerns and Robert Service poetry -" The Cremation of Sam McGee" was a particular favorite.  He enjoyed fast horses, March Madness and swapping stories with "the Boys" at Tara's coffee shop.

          He will be sadly missed by his three daughters, Nancy Tracy (Mike) of Newcomb, NY, Mary Kay Sullivan (Jeff Lawton) of Dundee and Watkins Glen, NY and Patricia Sullivan of Edenton, NC.  He is also survived by his four grandchildren:  Shawn Tracy, Timothy Tracy, Rebecca Mitchell and Jeannette Sullivan and four great- grandchildren; and brother, Robert Sullivan.

          At his request, there will be a Mass of Christian burial at St. Michael's Church, Penn Yan on Friday, January 27, at 10 o'clock followed by private burial at Lakemont Cemetary.  Friends are invited to share fellowship with the family at the Moose Club in Penn Yan from 12 - 2. 

          In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any of the following:  the Keuka Comfort Home, Yates Co. Humane Society, Boystown and the Dundee Historical Society.

          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Sullivan Family.
 
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Penn Yan/Gorham- Barbara J. Detro Scaletta, age 72, died Friday, January 20, 2017, at The Homestead in Penn Yan.

          Friends may call Monday (Jan. 23rd) from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery in the spring.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Activities Fund, The Homestead, 418 N. Main St., Penn Yan, NY 14527.

          Barb is survived by one sister, Marjorie McCall; one brother, Richard (Bonnie) Detro; special nephew and nieces, Bruce McCall, Pam Mason and Cathy Detro; and several other nieces and nephews.

          Barb was predeceased by her husband, Sebastian “Tony” Scaletta; parents, Jay and Thelma Button Detro; two brothers, Bruce Detro and Robert Detro; and niece Susan Detro Holbrook.

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



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Lorraine/Rushville- Roberta Shelmidine Stillman, age 89, of Rushville, NY, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 14, 2017.
 
        Roberta was born January 1, 1928 in Lorraine, NY to the late Everett P. Shelmidine and Josephine McClear Shelmidine.  She graduated from Adams High School.  She is predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Rev. Leon F. Stillman; son Alan; sisters Isabelle Averys and Helen Farman and Betty Shelmidine; brothers Jack E. Shelmidine and E. Paul Shelmidine.


    Roberta was a loving mother and homemaker. She was an active member of the Rushville United Methodist Church.  She held past offices with the United Methodist Women in the Local, District and Conference of Northern New York, and in the Northeast Jurisdiction for the United Methodist Women.  She loved giving to Friendship House and to others, and was a member of Rushville Tuesday Club.
 
    Roberta is survived by six children - Elwin (Pam) Stillman, Diane Stillman,  Marvin (Susan) Stillman, Marcia Stillman, Wayne Stillman, and Cathy Stillman; two brothers - Robert “Bunny” Shelmidine and Stanley (Ilene) Shelmidine; two sisters - Madeline (Joseph) Segouin, and Ida (Stanley) Holland; sister-in-law, Jean Shelmidine; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
 
   A brief Burial Ceremony will be held in Adams Rural Cemetery on Friday, June 9th at 9:30 a.m.  A Memorial Service will follow at 11 a.m. at the Lorraine United Methodist Church.
 
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Upper NY Conference, Preacher’s Retirement Fund, 324 University Ave., 3rd Floor, Syracuse, NY 13210; or to Finger Lakes United Methodist Women, P.O. Box 628, Penn Yan, NY 14527.


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

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Canandaigua- Dale Keith Steverson, 63, died unexpectedly January 10, 2017.

          A Funeral Service will be held Saturday (Jan. 14th) at 2 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. Burial will be in Nettle Valley Cemetery, with Military Honors.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the V.A. Hospital Activities Fund, 400 Fort Hill Ave., Canandaigua, NY 14424.

          Born in Ithaca, NY to William and Helen (Simmons) Steverson. He graduated from Marcus Whitman Central School in 1971, where he was a track “star”. He also played the trombone and sang in school musicals.

Dale graduated from Finger Lakes Community College in 1973, with an Associates Degree in Police Science. He then attended Brockport State College, where he studied Business.  He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1978 to 1982.
Dale loved to write song lyrics and poetry, and was an avid NY Yankees, Buffalo Bills, NY Giants and S.U. fan.

          Dale is survived by six children, Jeremiah Steverson, Andria Steverson Morse, James Steverson, Laurence (Pam) Steverson, Jared (Katelyn) Steverson and Adam (Amber)  Steverson; 14 grandchildren; four sisters, Yvonne (Tom) Tuttle, Karen (Gary) Santee, Cheryl (David) Adam and Kim (Brian) Wickham; brother-in-law, Jeffery Morrow; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

          Dale was predeceased by his parents and by his sister, Sharlene Morrow.

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

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Middlesex- Rudolph L. Elwell, 91, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
 
          Friends may call Friday (Jan. 13th)  from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. Friends may also call Saturday (Jan. 14th) from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Middlesex United Methodist Church.  A Funeral Service follows at 11 a.m. 
at the church. Burial will be in Overackers Cemetery.
 
          Memorial contributions may be made to Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance, 817 Rte. 245, Middlesex, NY 14507; or the Middlesex Hose Co., P.O. Box 145, Middlesex, NY 14507.
 
          Rudy was born on Sept. 17, 1925 in Middlesex, NY. He was the son of the late LaVern Elwell and Alice Bordwell Elwell. Although Rudy contracted polio at the age of 16, he never let this disability hinder his activity in any way. He was a graduate of Middlesex Valley Central School. Rudy attended Morrisville College for a degree in Horology and Jewelry Making. He was a self-employed watchmaker and jeweler all his life.
 
          Active in Middlesex affairs, Rudy was a member of the Middlesex United Methodist Church, the Middlesex Heritage Group and the Middlesex Odd Fellows. He enjoyed hunting and was a member of  the Middlesex Conservation Club for 34 years, and was its former President and Treasurer. Rudy was a member and former Trustee of the Middlesex Hose Co. He was also a trustee of Overackers Cemetery.
 
          Rudy enjoyed traveling with the On-Ya Senior Citizen’s Group.  He was also a member and Historian of the NY State Watchmaker Association.
 
          Rudy loved his family and his Middlesex community. He was an inspiration to the many people he came in contact with. Rudy was an inventor at heart and had an insatiable quest for knowledge. He always had an encouraging word and drew out the best in everyone. Rudy was indeed one of those extraordinary community pillars and his absence will be acutely felt.
 
          Rudy is survived by two daughters, Alice (David) Ellison and Esther (Gary) Pacheck; five grandchildren, Matthew (Devyn) Ellison, Adam Pacheck, Joshua Ellison, Ethan Pacheck and Elizabeth Ellison; one great-grandchild, Malachi Ellison; three sisters-in-law, Patricia Elwell, Sally (Raymond) Van Noy-Bounds and Mildred (Alan) Vakiener; and several nieces and nephews.
 
          Rudy was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor Randall Elwell in 2002; and by his brother, Robert Elwell; and two sisters, Betty Proper and Agnes Spike.
 
          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Elwell family.
 
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Gorham/Middlesex- Robert I. Detro, 87, died Jan. 1, 2017.

           A Memorial Service will be held at a date to be announced.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Activities Fund at DeMay Living Center, 100 Sunset Dr., Newark, NY 14513; or the Activities Fund at The Terrace at Newark, 208 Rte. 88 South, Newark, NY 14513.

          Bob was the son of the late Jay and Thelma (Button) Detro. He grew up in Gorham. Bob was married to Florence Northrup for 30 years.Bob “grew up” in the family’s garage, and he liked auto mechanics; and especially liked Volkswagons.

      A man of many talents, Bob had worked for the Lehigh Valley Railroad, and as an electrician and a telephone lineman. He was retired from the NYS DOT in Canandaigua.

       Bob liked to paint and refinish furniture. He was known for trimming and tying grapes at local vineyards. Bob loved to garden and had the most beautiful red rosebush in Middlesex. People used his roses for proms and weddings.

        Bob is survived by four children, Douglas, Catherine, Daniel  and Glenn Detro; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Marjorie McCall and Barbara Scaletta; 1 brother, Richard (Bonnie) Detro; and several nieces and nephews.

          Bob was predeceased by his brother, Bruce  Detro; niece, Susan Detro Holbrook; and friend, Florence Northrup Detro.

          Bob’s family thanks his DeMay and Terrace caregivers for keeping him smiling, busy and making his blue eyes sparkle.

          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the  Detro Family.

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Penn Yan - Andrew C. Decker, a United States Navy veteran and resident of Penn Yan, New York, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2016, following the last of a series of strokes at his residence at Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home. Andy died after a final visit from his two sons and twin brother.

At this time a private celebration of Andy’s life is being planned for this spring. Andy wished that his cremated remains be placed next to those of is parents in Baldwinsville, New York.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to your local animal shelter or ASPCP in Andy’s name.

Andy and his brother, Steve, were born to Morris and Eleanor Decker on May 22, 1952 in Caracas, Venezuela, where his father was working as a civil engineer. After graduating from Canton High School, in Canton, New York in 1970, and attending Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks, Andy married his high school sweetheart, Carolyn Dafoe of Canton, New York on March 22, 1975.

In 1972, Andy joined the Navy and served aboard the USS Independence and was honorably discharged in 1980. After serving his country, Andy joined US Airways as a jet engine mechanic and inspector in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania working for the company for the next three decades. Andy and his wife welcomed their first son, Christopher, on September 5, 1981 and a second son, Stephen, on December 5, 1986. Among Andy’s interests was a passion for military, aviation, and railroad history and he developed an encyclopedic knowledge on the subjects.

Andy is survived by his two sons, Christopher and Stephen; his twin brother, Stephen (Jeanette) of Middlesex, New York; his sister Sallie Plummer (Frank) of Blacksburg, Virginia; four nephews and a niece; three great-nephews, and a great-niece.

He is pre-deceased by his parents;; brother, James, of Charleston, South Carolina; and ex-wife, Carolyn.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Decker family.
 
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Geneva- Jonathan M. Ansley, 72, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, after a short illness.
 
          Friends may call Saturday (Jan. 7th) from 11 a.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 in Brookside Cemetery.
 
          Memorial contributions may be made to the West Lake Road Fire Association, 5214 West Lake Rd., Geneva, NY 14456; or to Zion Fellowship, 5188 Bristol Rd., Canandaigua, NY 14424.
 
          Jonathan was the son of the late Melvin and Evelyn Middleton Ansley. He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara in 2011. Jonathan was retired from NYSEG.  He enjoyed his many grandchildren. Jonathan loved all kinds of trains, and liked to travel by train. He also enjoyed NASCAR, dirt and sprint car racing.
 
          Jonathan is survived by three children, Deborah (Roberto) Lopez, Kimberly (Andrew) Jensen and Stephen (Tricia) Ansley; 16 grandchildren, James, Cynthia, Diana, Jessica, Daniel, Christina, Rebecca, Roseanna and Jennifer Lopez, and Jeremy, Jacob, Joseph, Vincent, Krystal, Jewel and Victor Jensen; brother, Mark (Mary) Ansley; 6 brothers and sisters-in-law; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
 
          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Ansley family.
 
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Gorham – Robert J. Davis, Sr., age 88, died on December 25, 2016.

          Friends may call Wednesday (Dec. 28th) from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday (Dec. 29th) Noon to 2 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow Dec. 29th at 2 p.m at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Gorham Fire Co., P.O. Box 174, Gorham, NY 14461; or to the Stanley- Hall-Gorham Ambulance, P.O. Box 41, Gorham, NY 14461.

          Robert retired from N.Y. Thruway Authority in 1986. He was a veteran in the U.S. Army. Bob was a life member at the Gorham Fire Department. Fireman of the year in 2000. Bob enjoyed the Senior Citizen Luncheon at the Gorham United Methodist Church.

          Bob is survived by 5 sons, Robert (Cynthia) Davis, Jr., Douglas Davis, Randy (Nancy) Davis, James (Gail) Davis and Scott (Terry) Davis; seven grandchildren, Teresa (Shawn) Dauber, Randy Davis, Jr., Holly Davis, Tracy (Todd) Shaw, Patrick (Erin) Davis, Alysa Dilts and Scott Davis, Jr.; five great-grandchildren, Courtney, Brendon, Mason, Terrin and Sydney; one great-great-granddaughter, Olivia; two brothers, Warner (Janet) Davis and George (Betty) Davis; and sister-in-law, Pauline Lafler.

          He was predeceased by wife, Joan Lafler Davis in 2007; son, Thomas in 2012; two brothers, Edwin and Jack; and one sister, Marion.

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


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    Gorham- Carl R. McCaig, age 96, died on December 17, 2016.

          A Memorial Service will be announced at the convenience of the family.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Gorham Fire Department, P.O. Box 174, Gorham, NY 14461.

          Carl was a devoted husband and father, known to all as a kind spoken gentleman. He was a carpenter, a builder and remodeler of homes. Carl worked for L.A. Johnson Co. for 27 years, retiring at age 70.

          Carl served in the U.S. Navy, WWII, seeing action in the North Atlantic and South Pacific. He served as an engine room stationary engineer (fireman) and was watch supervisor. His ship was part of the Fast Carrier Group and carried out dedicated night-time operations, using the emerging technology of radar.

          In Carl’s middle years he was an avid sportsman, hunting, fishing and marksmanship competician. He enjoyed long walks in nature and riding his bicycle, remaining vital into his 90’s. Carl was an avid gardener, man of the soil. After retirement he greatly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, taking them to the beach, festivals and other activities.

          Carl is survived by his two sons, James (Kathy) McCaig and Roy McCaig; two grandchildren, Erin Bryant and Adam McCaig; four great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

          He was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie (Brush) McCaig.

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

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       Christopher James Hood, 42 years old, of Canandaigua, NY passed away Friday, December 16, 2016.

 Chris was born on November 15, 1974 in Clifton Springs, NY. He was a 1993 graduate of Canandaigua Academy and Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES for Conservation. He had a passion for cooking and enjoyed doing so for friends and family. Chris was full of life and loved to travel and dabble in various Asian cuisines. Chris was a very kind person who enjoyed volunteering and lending a helping hand to others. Chris genuinely loved his friends and family. He enjoyed family activities; he especially enjoyed get-a-ways with his friends and siblings. However, he always scheduled time to spend with his nieces and nephews.

 Chris is survived by mother, Patricia A. Hood; sister, Heather M. Lyon and husband, Donald; nephews, Anthony and Aric; niece, Ashley; brother, Jason R. Hood; nieces, Emily and Jackie; brother, William Hood, Jr. and wife, Denise; nieces, Brittany and Eve; nephews Nathan and Eli; sister, Melissa J. Hood; nephews, Ethan and Atreyu; niece, Talana; Michael A. Hood's children, Lindsey and Ryan; two great-nephews, Royce and Thomas; and a great-niece; Scarlett.  as well as several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Chris was also survived by his paternal grandmother, Nancy E.H. Bowman.

  He was predeceased by paternal grandfather, Alton Bowman; father, William A. Hood, Sr.; brother, Michael A. Hood; and maternal grandparents, Milton and Carolyn Minns.

 Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, immediately following is the funeral service. All services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Canandaigua, NY.

 Donations can be made to the Finger Lakes Community College Conservation Department in Honor of Alumni, Christopher J. Hood, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, NY 14424.

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Waterloo- Barbara E. Crooks age 91 died on, December 16, 2016.

Friends may call Wednesday (Dec. 21st) from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Huntington Living Center, 369 E Main St, Waterloo, NY 13165.

Barbara is survived by her husband, John Crooks; children, Donna Mae (Wayne) MacDougall and Charlie (Melodie) Murphy; four step-children, Pete (Janet) Crooks, Donna (Kenneth) Boyd, Terry (Deanna) Crooks and Lisa (Brian) Tomion; step-son-in-law, Kenneth Ford; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; brother, Ralph (Sally) Arnold; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son, Howard Murphy; daughter, Patty Murphy; step-daughter, Christine Ford; and daughter-in-law; Marcia Murphy.

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


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Rushville- Jacquelyn Y. Scott, age 53, passed away Monday, December 5, 2016, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.
 
          Family and friends may call Friday (Dec. 9th) from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham, NY. A Funeral Service will follow at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.
 
          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Happy Tails,
2976 Co. Rd. # 48, Canandaigua, NY 14424.
 
          Jacquelyn was the daughter of the Walter Scott, Jr., and Trudy H. Scott.
She was a graduate of Marcus Whitman Central School and of the W-FL BOCES L.P.N. program. Jacquelyn enjoyed computers and animals.
 
          Jacquelyn is survived by one daughter, Celinda (Eben Curtis-Maynard) Scott; one son, Isaac Scott; mother, Trudy Scott; brother, Walter (Sherry) Scott III; sister, Elizabeth (Michael) Scott- Parker; niece, Corbin Parker; and nephew, Collin Parker; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
 
She was predeceased by her father, Walter Scott, Jr. and her brother, Timothy Scott.
 
Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a private condolence to the Scott family.
 
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Canandaigua/Gorham- Mary Garratt Burgess, 80, Nov. 20, 2016.
 
          A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday (Dec. 10th) at 11 a.m.  at Calvary Chapel Finger Lakes, 1777 Rochester Rd., Farmington, NY.
         
          Memorial contributions may be made to the Stanley-Hall-Gorham Ambulance, P.O. Box 41, Gorham, NY 14461.
 
          Mary was the daughter of the late Charles and Magelia Garratt. She was employed at Comstock Michigan Fruit in Gorham. Mary was a member of the Reed Corners Federated Church, the Stanley Rebecca Lodge, the Reed Corners Grange and the N.R.A.
 
          Mary is survived by three children, Lester  (Cyndi) Burgess, Jr., Robert Burgess and Kathleen Burgess; one granddaughter, Amanda Walton; 4 sisters, Jean Mitchell, Carrie (George) Ellis, Ida (John) Cody, and Ellen Kleiman; one brother, Charles (Jackie) Garratt; and several nieces and nephews.
 
          Mary was predeceased by her husband, Lester Burgess, Sr. in 1995; and by 2 sisters, Darleen (Cesar) Campos and Ethel (Robert) Claudius.
 
          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Burgess family.
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Canandaigua- Margaret Jensen Smith, 82, passed away Nov. 26, 2016.
 
          Friends may call Friday (Dec. 2nd) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham; and from  9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday (Dec. 3rd) at the Landmark Free Will Baptist Church, 2143 Rte. 96, Clifton Springs.
 
A Funeral Service will follow at 11 a.m. at the church.
 
Burial will be in Little Church Cemetery.
 
          Memorial contributions may be made to the Smith Family, c/o Free Will Baptist Church, 2143 Rte. 96, Clifton Springs, NY 14432.
 
          Margaret is survived by 8 children, Cathy (Mark) Socola, Peter (Geri) Jensen, Chris (Becky) Jensen, Vickie LeFever, Debbie (Mike) DiPiazza, Brenda Sims, David (Juliann) Smith and Daniel (Rhonda) Smith; 22 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; foster-daughter, Seng Savannakhoth and family;  sister, Betty Jensen Hagen;  brother, Mark (Diane) Jensen; sister-in-law, Arlene Bell; and several nieces and nephews.
 
          Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Robert F. Smith in 2014; son, Marvin Jensen; son-in-law, Gary LeFever; 2 sisters, Geraldine Betts and Dorothy Curtis; 2 brothers, Howard Jensen and Chris H. Jensen, Jr.; and by her first husband, Chris A. Jensen, Sr.
 
          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a private condolence to the Smith family. 

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Canandaigua- Allen Casper Schultz, age 71, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 at the V.A. Medical Center in Buffalo.
 
          Friends may call Tuesday (Nov. 22nd) from 12 Noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery, with full Military Honors.
 
          Memorial contributions may be made to the Activities Fund, V.A. Medical Center, 400 Fort Hill Ave., Canandaigua, NY 14424.
 
          Allen was the son of the late Raymond and Lydia Bassage Schultz. He was a 1965 graduate of Middlesex Valley Central School. Allen married Mary Margaret Ryan on Oct. 23, 1965.
 
Allen served in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1967 during the Vietnam War. He was employed at Eastman Kodak until his retirement in 1994. Allen was a lifetime member of the Gorham V.F.W.
 
Allen is survived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Rhonda Jones; son, Jason Schultz; 5 grandchildren, Amanda Halstead, Emily Jones, Jacob Jones, Raymond Schultz and Sophie Schultz; 1 great-grandson, Isaac Lucas Horan; brother, Bruce (Joanne) Schultz; and several nieces and nephews.
 
Allen was predeceased by 1 grandson, Damon Schultz; sister, Norma Miller; and 2 brothers, Quentin Schultz and Casper Schultz.
 
Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Schultz family.
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Middlesex- Orion Brown Newell, age 95, died on November 10, 2016.

          Friends may call Thursday, (Nov. 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.at the Funeral Home. Burial with Military Honors will be held at Overackers Cemetery.

          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.

          Orion was the son of the late Cecil Newell and Verna Hadsell Newell. He graduated from Middlesex Valley Central School in 1939. Orion was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during WWII and the Korean War. He retired from the Marcus Whitman Central School.

          Orion was a member of the Middlesex United Methodist Church, the Penn Yan Elks Club and the Rushville Masonic Lodge, Middlesex Conservation Club and the Middlesex Heritage Group. Orion was a past commander of the V.F.W., Robson Savage Post.

          Orion is survived by son; Kevin (Kim) Newell; grandson, Justice Newell; daughter-in-law, Barbara Newell; step-children, Roger (Carol) Mack, Karen (Bob) Webster, Sandra (Ron) Williams and Janice (Gary) Wald; and several step-grandchildren.

          He was predeceased by first wife, Ada Phyllis Newell; second wife, Verona Mack Newell; and son, Craig Newell.

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



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Gorham- Thomas L. McNeil, 68, passed away on Nov. 10, 2016 at the Clifton Springs Nursing Home, after a long illness.

          A Graveside Committal Service will be held on Tuesday (Nov. 15th) at 11 a.m. at the Gorham Cemetery.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ontario County Humane Society, 2976 Co. Rd. #48, Canandaigua, NY 14424; Activities Fund, Clifton Springs Nursing Home, 2 Coulter Rd., Clifton Springs, NY 14432; or the Hall Fire Dept., P.O. Box 8, Hall, NY 14463.

          Tom was the son of the late Alfred and Alice McNeil. He attended Dundee Central School, and was a member of the Yates County Civil Defense. Tom worked for Conrail/CSX for 30 years.

          Tom is survived by his wife of 42 years, Joyce Gage McNeil; daughter, Angela McNeil of Canandaigua; son, Anthony (Andrea) McNeil of Stanley; 2 grandsons, Carson and Logan McNeil; 3 sisters, Maxine (James) Webb of Beaver Dams, Rebecca (Richard) Stevens of Marion and Donna Cohick of Dundee; brother, Charles (Patricia) McNeil of Macungie, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

          He was predeceased by a sister, Patty McNeil.

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


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Potter- Jordyn Douglas Johncox, 19, died Sunday, November 6, 2016, as a result of an automobile accident.
 
          Friends may call Sunday (Nov. 13th) 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 Monday (Nov. 14th) at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
 
          Memorial contributions may be made to the family through Go Fund Me on Facebook.
 
          Jordyn graduated from Marcus Whitman in 2015. He enjoyed 4-wheelers, cars, hunting, fishing and hanging with his friends, and his best-friend, his brother, Jared.
 
          Jordyn is survived by his mother, Susan Ross Johncox; his father, Douglas Johncox; brother, Jared Johncox; grandmother, Ann Johncox; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and his dogs, Bruno, George and Benjarvis.
 
          Jordyn was predeceased by his grandparents, Bob and Josie Ross, and Jack Johncox; and his cousin, Jilisa Johncox Christensen.
 
          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to Jordyn's family.

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Devin S. Clark, 30, of Waterloo, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, October 27, 2016 after a heroic battle with Cancer.

Friends may call on Tuesday, November 1st from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Perkins Funeral Home, 2583 Main Street, Gorham. Honoring Devin’s wishes, his casket will be open during the first hour of each session of calling hours; and closed during the 2nd hour of each session. Funeral services will be held at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home, 2583 E. Main St., Gorham, NY, on Wednesday, November 2nd at 10:00am.

Memorial contributions may be may to, Marcus Whitman Drama Club, 4100 Baldwin Rd., Rushville, NY 14544.
 
Devin is survived by his parents, Melissa Kline Clark and Dale Clark;  sister, Kara Clark and future niece, Alexis Mae Devin; grandfather Richard Clark; special aunt, Sheri Conrad; uncle, Rick Kline; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who were like family.
 
Devin was born May 5, 1986 and easily made friends everywhere he went. He graduated from Marcus Whitman in 2004, and was actively involved in the Drama Club, being named Drama King of his Senior class, and Select, Concert and Jazz Chorus. Devin then pursued degrees in Psychology, starting at FLCC, earning his Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY Oswego and a Master’s Degree from Capella University. Devin went on to become the Assistant Operational Manager with ABVI-Goodwill, 211 Lifeline, saving lives and helping others. Devin always made people smile with his genuine and spunky attitude towards life. He will be greatly missed and taught those who loved him to never take life for granted.
 
Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Clark family.

 
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Middlesex- Roland Alfred “Ron” Brink, age 79, died on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at the V.A. Medical Center in Syracuse, NY.
 
          Friends may call on Wednesday (Nov. 2nd) from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
 
          Memorial contributions may be made to the Middlesex Hose Company, P.O. Box 145, Middlesex, NY 14507.
 
          Ron was born in Prattsburg, NY on December 22, 1936. He was the son of the late Theresa (Elwell) and Spencer Brink.  Ron served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957. He worked for Canandaigua Motors as a salesman for many years. Ron had been a member of the Middlesex Hose Co. since 1968.
 
 
          Ron is survived by two children, Theresa (Thomas) Smith and Amy (Kevin Hunter) McLaughlin; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Gordon (Mary) Brink and Edith Atwater; special friend, Patricia McCall;  and several nieces and nephews.
 
          He was predeceased by his parents, Theresa and Spencer Brink; wife, Janice Brink; son, Donald J. Brink; two grandsons, Tom Smith and Tim Smith; one granddaughter, Deanna McLaughlin; one great-grandson, Kevin James Smith; and one brother, Clyde S. Brink.
 
          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence for the Brink family.
 
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Canandaigua/Gorham- Charles Richard “Dick” Lightfoote, 95, died Monday, October 24, 2016.
 
          A Memorial Service will be held Saturday (Nov. 12th) at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Canandaigua. Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery.
 
          Memorial contributions may be made to Light Hill Comfort Care Home, 5160 Parrish St. Ext.; F.F. Thompson Foundation, for M.M. Ewing C.C.C. Living Memorial Fund, 350 Parrish St.; Reed Corners Federated Church, 4030 Rte. 247; or the First Congregational Church,  58 North Main St.; all are Canandaigua, NY 14424.
 
          Dick was born in Geneva, NY, the son of Lynn and Dorothy Kreppeneck Lightfoote. He graduated from Geneva High School in 1938, and married Ruth Goodwin in 1942. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Dick worked with his father at Lightfoote’s Garage in Geneva for several years. He retired from Gleason Works in Rochester in 1982.
 
          Dick attended the First Congregational Church in Canandaigua; and previously attended the Reed Corners Federated Church.  He and his wife, Ruth, enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S. and spending winters in Florida. After retirement he discovered landscape oil painting, and has left his family a legacy of beautiful art. Dick was an avid reader and baseball fan, and produced wonderful vegetable gardens. He and Ruth enjoyed attending their grandchildren’s sports and school activities, and were known by the kids’ teammates and friends as “Grandma and Grandpa Lightfoote.”.
 
          Dick is survived by his son, Charles D. (Nancy) Lightfoote; his daughter, Marilyn (Donald) DeSmith; four grandchildren, Scott (Amanda) Lightfoote, Rachel (Adam) Rogers, Matthew (Michele) DeSmith, and Suzanne (Jeremy) Kierst;
6 great-grandchildren, Morley and Finn Rogers, Morgan and Madelyn DeSmith, and Griffin and Austin Kierst; cousins, Shirley DeCann and Rodney Frarey; and several nieces and nephews.
 
          Dick was predeceased by his wife, Ruth, in 2012; and by his brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Eleanor Lightfoote.
 
          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Lightfoote family.
 
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Phelps/Branchport- William B. “Bill” Snow, age 82, died Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Clifton Springs Hospital.
 
          Friends may call Monday, (Oct. 24th) from 10-11 a.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home, Gorham, NY. A Funeral Service will follow at 11 a.m. Rev. Gale Conners will officiate. Burial will be in Little Church Cemetery.
 
          Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, P.O. Box 23204, Rochester, NY 14692.
          Bill was born in Waterloo, NY. He was the son of the late Bernard H. Snow and Effie May Lathey Snow. Bill was a graduate of Geneva High School in 1952. He grew up on a dairy farm on Turk Rd. in Geneva and worked on that family farm until 1965. Bill also worked for Red Star Trucking Co. retiring in 1996. He enjoyed working on cars and taking care of his family and friends.
 
          Bill is survived by four children, Daniel (Gail) Snow, Joan Smith, Lori (Mark) Abraham and James (Cathy) Snow.  He was a loving grandfather to 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Bill is also survived by step-children, Bill, Beverly, Edward, Debra, Rose, Eileen and Deidre; three brothers, Norman/Jack (Karen) Snow, Donald (Elaine) Snow and Gerald (Evelyn) Snow; several nieces and nephews and former wife, Margaret Scale.

          He was predeceased by his wife, Pauline Gardner Snow in 2005; son, Michael Snow in 1968; and step-children John and Leo Mander.

          Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence for the Snow Family.
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Potter- Javon B. Burkholder, age 5 weeks and 5 days, son of Jonas and Roseann Burkholder, died Monday, October 17, 2016 at the family home.
 
          Family and friends may call Wednesday (Oct. 19th) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the family home, 830 West Swamp Rd.
 
          Funeral services will begin Thursday (Oct. 20th) at 9 a.m. at the family home, followed by a funeral service at 9:30 at the Old Order Rushville Mennonite Church, Walters Rd., Town of Gorham. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
 
          Also survived by paternal grandparents, Noah Burkholder and wife, Miriam; maternal grandparents, Ralph Burkholder and wife, Arlene; paternal great-grandparents, Jonas Burkholder and wife, Bertha, and Lydia Ann Martin; maternal great-grandparents, Leroy Burkholder and wife, Annetta, and Jonas Zeseit and wife, Anna; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
 
          Arrangements by the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham, NY.
 
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Penn Yan/St. George, Utah- Thelma  Blake Oswald, 92, passed away peacefully on October 5, 2016.
 
          A Funeral Service will be held Monday (Oct. 10th) at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints., 365 Parrish St., Canandaigua.
 
          Burial will be in Shuman Cemetery, Town of Potter.
 
          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston County Hospice, 2 Murray Hill Dr., Mt. Morris, NY 14510; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
 
          Thelma was born Oct. 24, 1923 in Ely, Nevada. She is predeceased by her husband, Frederick H. Oswald; parents, Milo Blake and Alena Fowler Blake; brothers, Keith and Duane Blake; and sisters, Beulah Tobler, Dorothy Rodoni and Betty Sullivan.
 
          Thelma is survived by her children, Shirley (Anthony) Estruch and James Oswald; sister, Wanda Lucas; sister-in-law, Darlene Blake; her 6 grandchildren, James (Lynn) Oswald, Daniel Oswald, Wayne Oswald, Kevin (Robin) Oswald, Rebekah Estruch-Todd and Amanda Estruch; 10 great-grandchildren, Tyler (Paige), Colton, Morgan, Kyle, Alia, Marissa, Jadon and Robbie Oswald, Max Todd and Adelaide Estruch-Harris; and many nieces and nephews.
 
          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Oswald Family.

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Potter- Gordon Kenneth “Giggs” Best, 74, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 at his home.
 
          Services will be private and at the convenience of the family, with burial in Nettle Valley Cemetery.
 
          Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association,
160 Allens Creek Rd., Rochester, NY 14618.
 
          Giggs was the son of the late Claude Laverne Best and Cornelia “Cora” Hamm Best. He was an accomplished musician, who played the guitar, mandolin, banjo, piano and trombone. Giggs began playing music with his dad; and later his own family played together in the Best Family Band. He also played with the Crooked Lake Fiddlers. Gordon and Roy Litteer and Roy’s wife played in nursing homes in the area for many years. Giggs also played in the Laurie Jane Band, with his long-time friend, Laurie Jane Knapp, and his daughter, Ronda Miller.
 
          Giggs was a skilled carpenter. He had worked cabinets and construction on the Joseph Smith House, the George Eastman House, the Middlesex Valley School library, and the Canandaigua National Bank. Giggs had worked in maintenance for Marcus Whitman Central School and in construction for  Frank Marianacci Construction in Bloomfield.
 
          Giggs was a hard worker who was always fixing things for other people. He and his late wife, Mary Lou, helped many people in the Potter area.
 
          Giggs was predeceased by his wife, Mary Lou in 2004. He is survived by five children, Teresa (John) Smith, Marcia (Scott) Chapin, Ronda (Nelson) Miller, Kirk Best and Cory (Donna) Best. Giggs was predeceased by his youngest son, Kyle, shortly after his birth in 1972.
 
          Giggs is survived by 16 grandchildren, Kara (Andrew) Silkiewicz, Andrew Smith, Kristy Smith, Sarah Chapin, Matthew Chapin, Justin Chapin, Joseph (Chazz) Miller, Mary Lou Miller, Benjamin (Brittney) Miller, Brennen Best, Jacob Best, Jeremy Best, Kyle Best, Tyler Best, Ryan Best and Olivia Best. He is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren; two step-brothers, Joseph (Vicky) Best and Jeff Best; 4 sisters-in-law, Connie Hernandez, Frieda Schwartz, Betty Bailey and Barb Best; one brother-in-law, Ed Schwartz; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one brother, Bryan Best.
 
          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Best family.
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Lyons/Waterloo- Raymond E. Duemmel, Sr., 78, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016.
 
          A Graveside Service will be held Friday (Sept. 30th) at 11 a.m. at Gorham Cemetery.
 
          Memorial contributions may be made to the Activities Fund, Living Center North, 196 North St., Geneva, NY 14456.
 
          Raymond is survived by four children, Susan (David) Golden, Thomas Duemmel, Donna (Bert) Harris and Raymond E. (Crysty Lafave)  Duemmel, Jr.; 11 grandchildren, Nicole Golden, Brittany Golden, Thomas Duemmel, Ammanda Dibble, Malinda Dibble, Brandy Dibble and Faith Dibble, Desirae Duemmel, Raymond Duemmel III, Jade Duemmel and Zachery Duemmel; five great-grandchildren, David Corsner, Landon Jones, Domenic Williams,  Iszabella Dibble  and Kaylynn Duemmel;
two sisters, Beverly Celento and Lillian Duemmel; four sisters-in-law, Theresa Ross, Betty Zomparelli, Barbara (Charles) Robideau and Doris Rainey; and several nieces and nephews.
 
          Raymond was predeceased by his wife, Shirley H. Duemmel in 2015; by his parents, Walter and Mildred Richter Duemmel; and by his brother, Carl Duemmel.
 
          Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the Duemmel family.

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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.

Visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence for the O’Hora family.


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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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