Our Obituaries

George Jasper Robertson

July 25, 1927 - October 3, 2017

George Robertson of Holley, NY passed away this Tuesday October 3, 2017. George was born in Holley on July 25th 1927 and was a lifelong resident of the town. Upon graduating high school George joined the Army and served in Germany during World War II where he achieved the rank of Sergeant. Upon completion of his service, George returned home to Holley and began his career with the United...
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Evelyn L. Gildner

November 8, 1940 - September 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Merrill Grinnell Funeral Homes, Holley, NY.
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Ileane Robb

January 24, 1934 - June 20, 2017

Went into rest peacefully on June 20, 2017. Daughter of the late William and Verna Bailey. Cherished wife of the late Harold Robb. Loving mother of Terry Wolfe (the late David), Ileane Ward (Timothy Malachowski), and Joyce Arvai. Grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of twelve. Also survived by nieces and nephews. The family will be present on Thursday 22, 2017 from 10:00am- 12:00pm to...
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Sharon Bieber

March 29, 1948 - April 23, 2017

Sharon Sedore Bieber03/29/1948 - 4/23/2017Entered into rest on April 23, 2017. Sharon was born on March 29, 1948 to Dolores and the late Howard Sedore. Beloved mother of Brian (Alison) Bieber. Cherished sister of Gary and David Sedore. Also survived by her nieces Jessica and Carrie. Sharon enjoyed listening to music and playing the piano. The family will be present on Saturday April 29, 2017 at...
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Joan B. Kelley

November 27, 1941 - April 2, 2017

11/27/1941 - 4/2/2017Went into rest on April 2, 2017. Daughter of the late Francis and Madelyn Couture. Beloved mother of Joseph C. Kelley Jr. (Celeste) and Lori A. Thorne (Glenn) and the late Raymond Kelley. Sister of Elaine Godin (Dan), Karen Lane, Colette Bentley, Lynn Bellard (Robert), the late Diane Koutouzis, Melvin Couture, and John Couture. Grandmother of Maya Thorne and Cody Thorne. Also...
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James P. McGuire

February 21, 1943 - April 2, 2017

Went into rest on April 2, 2017 surrounded by his family. Son of the late Donald and Aileen McGuire. James was born on February 21, 1943 in Clarendon, NY. Beloved father of Merrie McGuire, Robin Viera, Carol Wegman (Rob), and Teresa Holland (Gary). Brother of Jack McGuire and Mark McGuire (Nancy) and the late Dan McGuire. Grandpa of eight and great-grandpa of fifteen. Jim retired from Kodak after...
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Roger Hinkley

November 29, 1946 - March 19, 2017

Went into rest on March 19, 2017. Son of the late Kenneth and Virginia Hinkley. Beloved husband of Inge Klier-Hinkley. Also survived by his daughter Debbie Toms (Steve), brother Chester Hinkley, nephew Jason Hinkley, his mother-in-law Rose Caley and six grandchildren.Roger was predeceased by his daughter Heidi Caton (Rick), his brothers Roland and Rodney Hinkley. Roger survived our country from...
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Vivian G. Eddy

April 26, 1917 - February 26, 2017

Eddy, Vivian G. age, 99, of Holley, NY, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at her home. She was born on April 26, 1917 in Union Hill, NY. She was the daughter of Leland and Grace (nee Ades) Eddy. Vivian retired from Owens Illinois in Brockport. She also loved maintaining the family chicken farm with her parents. She is predeceased by her brother Ralph Eddy and is survived by many close...
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Rhoda C. Van Orden

June 16, 1914 - February 18, 2017

Born in 1914 just four months short of her 103 birthday, Rhoda went to be with the Lord on February 18, 2017. Predeceased by P. Orren Van Orden her husband, her brothers Alvin, Richard, sisters Doris, Evelyn. Survived by her children Orren (Lillian "Dorothy"), Lynn, Sandra, Timothy (Sandra). Grand children Scott, Kim, Randall, Christopher, Staryl, Collin, and twelve great grandchildren. While...
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Newell L. Hawley

February 14, 1928 - February 2, 2017

2/14/1928 - 2/1/2017Went to be with the Lord on February 1, 2017. Son of the late Leon and Louise Hawley. Predeceased by his brother F. Neil Hawley. Survived by his brother Norman "Red" Hawley and ten nieces and nephews. Newell worked at his family's insurance agency for several years. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing cards. No prior visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will held, on...
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Lillian G. Majeski

July 25, 1919 - January 7, 2017

7/25/1919- 1/07/2017Went into rest at the age of 97, on January 7,2017 in Holiday, FL. Wife of the late Stanley Majeski. Beloved mother of Beverly Natkin (Theodore), Joyce Struczewski (Edward) and the late David Majeski. Grandmother of Michael (Cristine), James (Paula), Kathleen Natkin, and Mark Struczewski (Michelle). Also survived by eight great-grandchildren. A gravesite service will be held...
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David R. Smith

October 23, 1945 - December 18, 2016

10/23/1945-12/18/2016Of Holley, NYWent into rest on December 18,2016. Son of the late Laura and Chester Smith. Beloved husband of Diane Smith (Brink). Father of Steven Smith (Rebekah) and the late Douglas Smith. Grandfather of Jennifer Donley (Tom), Emily Wheeler-Smith, and Elizabeth Wheeler-Smith (Shane Moak). Great-grandfather of Caleb and Addison Donley, and Josslyn Moak. The family will be...
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Florence Passarell

December 22, 1922 - December 13, 2016

Florence Passarell (nee Fallato)12/22/1922 - 12/13/2016Went to be with the Lord on Dec. 13, 2016, beloved wife of the late Philip G. Passarell. Survived by her children, Sally Luce (Robert), Janice Voss (Robert Ziegler), Roger Passarell (Amy Klafhen), Dale Passarell (Lori). Predeceased by her parents and six siblings. Also survived by nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, one great...
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Leo J. Borner

December 31, 1928 - October 20, 2016

Holley: Passed away on October 20, 2016, at age 87. He was born in Lockport, NY on December 31, 1928. Predeceased by his parents, Leo and Virginia Borner, siblings; George, Albert, Carol, and Rosemarie, son David M. Borner, and son in law Keith R. Hutchison. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Noreen (Delaney) Borner; children John (Judy) Borner, Shari Hutchison, Richard (Wendy) Borner,...
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Howard M. Cohen

April 28, 1947 - September 13, 2016

Howard M. Cohen4/28/1947-9/13/2016At age 69, went into rest on September 13, 2016. Beloved son of the late Sarah and Jacob Cohen. Survived by his wife of 48 years Linda Cohen. Beloved father of Jenny Marrese and Rosealee Foster (Allen). Beloved son-in-law to Isabell Cota. Loving brother of Sandra Mauro. Cherished grandpa of Jake, Raven, and Anna Marrese, Cheyenne Foster, and Catrina Lasher (John...
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Wilma M. Wilson

November 25, 1929 - August 19, 2016

Wilma M. "Billie" WilsonWilma M. "Billie" Wilson, 86, Born Nov. 25, 1929, went to be with her Lord on Aug. 19, 2016; a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Marie Leutze and her siblings Isabella (Bud) Sandle and Adelia (Peter) Bowen. Billie was married for 48 years to Warren "Waddy" who passed in July 1997. She is survived by her children...
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Benjamin Piedmont

March 23, 1918 - May 30, 2016

Benjamin Piedmont 3/23/1918 - 5/30/2016Age 98, passed on May 30, 2016 surrounded by family in Leesburg, VA. Born on March 23, 1918 to John and Mary Piedmont, one of seven children. Benjamin was the beloved husband to the late Lena Sunseri Piedmont. Cherished father of Rosemary Fontaine (Andre) and Raymond Piedmont (Bonnie). Caring brother of Louise McGrath. Grandfather of six grandchildren and...
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Frank J. Della Costa

April 27, 1921 - May 2, 2016

Frank Della Costa Sr., originally from Rochester, New York, died peacefully at age 95 in Kissimmee, Florida due to natural causes. He is survived by two sons, Richard (Eileen Casey); Frank, Jr. (Gwen Oosterhouse); six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends from various parts of the United States.Frank was preceded in death in 2012 by his wife of 72...
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Edna M. Wadhams

April 12, 1933 - October 9, 2015

Age 82, passed away in Unity Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Floyd W. Wadhams. Cherished mother of Sheila (Dennis) Meehan of Holley, Sharon (Scott) Ellsmore of Holley, Patricia (Charles) Hepler of Massachusetts, and Janet (William) Cook of Maryland. Predeceased by four siblings and two grandsons. Survived by seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Edna...
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Marsha Ann VanOrden

July 12, 1944 - September 23, 2015

Marsha Ann VanOrden, 71, passed away on Wednesday, September 23rd. She passed while in Medina Memorial Hospital, after a short, but vigorous, fight with cancer. Daughter of Edward and Florence VanOrden. Beloved Mother of Michael Buzard, Jay Buzard (Leslie Jean) Timothy Buzard (Chris), and Lauri Buzard. Marsha is predeceased by her daughter, Virginia "Gin" Cortez (Soccorro) of Tyler, Texas....
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Donald E. Jenks

August 9, 1939 - September 22, 2015

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on September 22, 2015. Donald was born on August 9, 1939 in Albion, NY. He loved Elvis, hunting, four-wheeling, enjoyed being outdoors, and spending time with his family. He retired from GM Motors after working there for over 30 years. He is predeceased by his son Donald E. Jenks Jr and eleven siblings. He is survived by his daughter Sherry ...
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Valerie A. Willis

February 8, 1937 - May 11, 2015

Valerie A. "Nana" Willis, 78 of Holley, N. Y. went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 11, 2015 at her home with her loving family by her side. Mrs. Willis was born February 8, 1937 in Coventry, England daughter of the late Joseph and Winifred (Johnson) Cameron.She grew up in England where she met and married the late Alfred Willis while serving there in the US Air Force.She made her...
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John F. Ward

December 9, 1927 - May 7, 2015

John F. Ward left his earthly life of 87 years to go home with our Lord in heaven on Thursday, May 7, 2015 after a long battle with cancer to wait for his loving wife, Vivian of 60 years to join him in the future.His daughter Bonnie (Tim) Kreutter of Geneseo, son Bernard Ward of Holley, grandchildren, Stephanie (Gary) Pritchard of Kenmore, Alex (Tayler) Kreutter of W. Henrietta, and Amber Callen-...
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Susan Robb

February 10, 1949 - April 3, 2015

Brockport-Susan Robb (Best), 66, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2015 at Hill Haven Nursing Home after a long illness. She was born in Rimersburg, PA the daughter of Everett and Helen Newman. She was raised by her Grandparents William and Nellie Best and has lived in this area since 1971. She is survived by her son Frank H.(Erica) Robb of Kent; 2 Grandchildren who she adored, Kaitlyn and...
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Yvonne Rae Brenner

February 11, 1944 - March 18, 2015

Yvonne Brenner, passed away quietly on 03/18/2015 after a short battle with lung cancer at the age of 71. She is predeceased by her mother and stepfather Ruth & Charles Guzzetta and sister Gloria Gagne. Yvonne is survived by her loving husband of 51years, Richard Brenner, her sister Donna Curran, niece Janine (Scott) Parker, children Mary Jo Brenner (Sandy Restieri), Carla (Matt) Olles, RJ ...
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Beatrice Ann Suhr

June 13, 1941 - March 16, 2015

Holley-Beatrice "Bea" Ann Suhr (Hollink), 73, formerly of Lyndonville passed away peacefully on Monday, March 16, 2015 at Unity Health. She was born in Brockport, NY the daughter of the late Harold and Eva Hollink and has been a lifetime resident of the area.She was a seamstress for many years owning her shop, Bea's Golden Needle in Spencerport; and also owned the Barnyard Restaurant in...
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Edward T. Melville

July 25, 1925 - November 28, 2014

Holley-Edward T. Melville, 89, passed away on Friday, November 28, 2014 at Lakeside-Beikirch Care Center. He was born in Canandaigua, NY, the son of Thomas and Emmalina Melville. He was an Army veteran who fought in the South Pacific during WWII and was awarded a Bronze Star. As a bank executive for Marine Midland/HSBC, he served the communities of Batavia, Brockport and Holley, NY, before...
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Rita E. Prevost

November 28, 1922 - November 14, 2014

Holley-Rita E. Prevost, 91, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 14, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was born in Worcester, MA the daughter of Mary and Alexander Tremblay and has lived in this area for many years. She retired from Rochester Products and was a dedicated member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years, serving as Past Grand Matron and was a devoted member of the...
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Hazel A. Webster

April 19, 1926 - October 13, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Merrill Grinnell Funeral Homes, Holley, NY.
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Mary D. Mignano

August 4, 1919 - September 15, 2014

Brockport-Mary D. Mignano, (Gifaldi), 95, formerly of Perry St. in Holley and The Landings in Brockport, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 15, 2014. She was born in Holley, NY the daughter of John and Angeline Gifaldi and has lived in this area most of her life. She worked at G.E in Brockport for many years before retiring in 1980. She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Holley,...
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Dorothy M. Skellen

July 27, 1915 - May 18, 2014

Brockport-Dorothy M. Skellen, 98, formerly of Holley, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 18, 2014. She was born in Buffalo, NY the daughter of Peter and Wilhamena Dietrich and has been a lifetime resident of this Area. She was employed at TJ Lipton Company and was a former member of The Rebekah Lodge of Albion, the Clarendon Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary and Disciples United Methodist Church. ...
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William E. Skellen

June 28, 1928 - April 16, 2013

Kendall-William E. Skellen, "Will", 84, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Rochester General Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born in Kendall Mills, NY the son of Ernest and Ada Skellen and has been a lifetime resident of the area. He was employed at Kodak for over 30 years before retiring and also owned and operated his own farm raising beef cattle.He is survived by his wife...
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Rose Marie Della Costa

March 4, 1920 - April 15, 2012

Lakeland Fl-Rose Marie Della Costa, 92, passed away peacefully at her home April 15, 2012. She was born in Pennsylvania on March 4, 1920. She moved with her family to Kendall, NY in the 1930's, attended Kendall Schools, and later worked for many years in the schools helping children of all ages. The students gave her the honor of dedicating the yearbook to her in 1981. She is survived by her...
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Warren L. Lewis

December 7, 1942 - August 6, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Merrill Grinnell Funeral Homes, Holley, NY.
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Phyllis J. Watson

June 25, 1934 - March 1, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Merrill Grinnell Funeral Homes, Holley, NY.
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Robert W. Fisher

February 14, 1937 - Unknown

"Uncle Bob"Entered into rest on August 13, 2017. Beloved husband of Dorothy Fisher. Loving father of Robert (Della) Fisher, Donna (Michael) Martin, and Dale Fisher. Grandfather of Matthew (Amber) and Sarah, great-grandpa of Brantley. Brothers Harold, Herbert (Phyllis), Ronald (Rebecca) Fisher, and sister Roberta (John) Rhodes. Loved by grand-dog Missy. Also survived by several nieces...
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Anna P. Morganti


Anna P. Morganti, age 94 of Holley, passed March 20, 2016. Anna was born April 3, 1921 in McClure, PA. Anna was the beloved wife of the late Nate Morganti. Anna loved gardening and crocheting. She is survived by her children; Dawn Haas, Susan Thomas, Wayne Morganti, Terry (Sherri) Morganti, Linda Baldwin, and Tim (Laurie) Morganti. Beloved grandmother to John (Laura) Morganti, Julie (Brent)...
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