Our Obituaries

Donna M. Bilka

July 30, 1952 - January 24, 2018

Donna M. Bilka, formerly of Endicott, NY, went home to be with the Lord on January 24, 2018.She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Roselle Hadamik; sister, Susan Hadamik; and ex-husband, Gerald M. Bilka.She is survived by her daughters, Norma (Jeremy) Spencer of Rochester, and Bridget Bilka (Chris Lawson) of Rochester; grandson, Brayden F. Lawson; siblings, Richard Hadamik, Patty ...
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Harold G. Boerman

February 25, 1931 - January 21, 2018

Harold G. Boerman of Gates, entered into eternal rest on January 21, 2018, at the age of 86. Predeceased by his wife, Jennie (DiNorma) Boerman; parents, Jacob & Margaret Boerman; sister, Dorothy Ocque, and nephew, Larry Ocque.Survived by his sisters, Alice Weeks and Diana (John) Dubler, as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and good friends, Don Ianonne and Kim Clark...
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John R. Sobieraj

January 6, 1943 - January 13, 2018

John Robert "Jack" Sobieraj, of Churchville, New York, a cherished husband, father and grandfather, passed peacefully into eternal rest on January 13, 2018, at the age of 75, with his loving family at his bedside.Nicknamed Jack as a boy and "Dada" when he first became a father, Jack is preceded in death by his parents, Jacob & Frances Sobieraj.Jack is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years,...
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Helen K. Crawford

July 6, 1921 - January 12, 2018

Helen (Kramer) Crawford of Rochester, passed away on January 12, 2018, at the age of 96.Predeceased by her beloved husband, Seth W. Crawford, and her brother, Paul Kramer.Survived by her three sons, Kent (Teddy) Crawford, Gary (Chris) Crawford, and Greg (Karen) Crawford; grandchildren, Joel (Cassandra), Jeremy (Veronica), Timothy, Kathryn, Scott (Sarah), Andy and Amy; great-granchildren, Zoey,...
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Beverly H. Roberts

February 17, 1942 - January 11, 2018

Beverly H. Roberts, of Rochester, passed away on January 11, 2018, at age 75, surrounded by her loving family.She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, George D. Roberts, III, on July 7, 2017 and her parents, Robert A. & Anna B. Hawk.She is survived by her children, Sheryl (Mike) Hering, Karen Roberts- Taylor, and Kimberly (Rich) Roberts; grandchildren, David (Jen) Roberts, Taylor (Alan)...
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Kathleen M. Wittman

September 14, 1933 - January 11, 2018

Kathleen M. (Yahn) Wittman of Rochester, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the age of 84.Predeceased by her husband, George Wittman and sister, Josephine Schwartz.Survived by her children, Richard Wittman, Mary (Dave) Payton, Karin (Bob) Sinopoli, Jackie Wittman, and Kathy (Steve) Simpelaar; brother, Robert Yahn; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and...
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Helen E. Harrison

February 21, 1923 - January 10, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, Rochester, NY.
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Mary E. Koellmel

April 11, 1948 - January 9, 2018

Mary E. (Bittner) Koellmel, of Rochester, went to be with the Lord on January 9, 2018, at the age of 69, with her family by her side. Predeceased by her parents, Helen and John Bittner. Survived by her husband of 24 years, Donald T. Koellmel; brothers, Joe (Theresa) Bittner, George (Shirley) Bittner, John F. (Joyce) Bittner and several nieces and nephews.Mary worked for the Diocese of Rochester...
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Lyra J. Landon

August 20, 1921 - January 9, 2018

Lyra J. Landon of Pittsford, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at the age of 96. Predeceased by her husband, Robert L. Landon, Sr. and two brothers, George and James. Lyra is survived by her two sons, Robert L. (Kathleen) Landon Jr. and William J. (Kim) Landon, 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, 1brother, Charles V. (Marilyn) Sandell of New Cumberland, PA and several nieces and...
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Marguerite A. Siebert

April 29, 1927 - January 5, 2018

Siebert, Marguerite A.St. Petersburg, FL/Rochester: Passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018.Predeceased by her husband, Paul Siebert, and brothers, Msgr. F. Thomas Gallen and Dr. William Gallen.Survived by her children: Christine (Gary) Grimm, Barbara (Bill) Packard, Nancy (Jim) Johnson, and Mark (Mayme) Siebert; 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Patricia Gallen of San Diego,...
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David E. Richardson

July 6, 1934 - January 1, 2018

David E. Richardson of Ogden, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2018, at the age of 83. Predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Dorothy Richardson; brother, Charles "Deed" Richardson, sister-in-law Kathy Richardson.Dave is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Jane (Statt) Richardson; loving children, Edward (Barb) Richardson, Kathy (Ross) Mazzola, Mark (Amy) Richardson and Teresa (Jeff)...
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Patricia R. Walsh

August 23, 1927 - December 29, 2017

Patricia R. (Glotzbach) Walsh (1927-2017)Pat was born in Paxico, KS and lived in numerous states before retiring to Florida and Canandaigua. She is remembered with love by her family and friends: Ann (Steve) Brinn of VA, Kathleen (Richard) McEntire of Canandaigua, Mary Walsh of Canandaigua, Marsha Walsh of MD, Judith (Martin) Walsh-Mellett of MD, Sharon (Douglas) Walsh-Gray of Geneva, NY,...
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Larry Marks

April 26, 1934 - December 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, Rochester, NY.
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Alexander M. Kelly

March 9, 1933 - December 25, 2017

Alexander Matthew KellyChili: December 25, 2017, age 84. Passed away peacefully with a daughter holding each of his hands. Predeceased in 1992 by his wife, Ann. Survived by his daughters, Kathleen (Dean) Engdahl and Maureen (Garth) Edwards; 4 granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Kristen Engdahl, Audrey and Rebecca Edwards.Alex was a graduate of Our Lady of Good Counsel School in Rochester, Aquinas...
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Roger N. Oehlbeck

April 17, 1944 - December 24, 2017

Oehlbeck, Roger N.Rochester: Passed away on December 24, 2017 at the age of 73.Predeceased by his parents, Norman and Olive Oehlbeck.Survived by his siblings Gary (Carol) Oehlbeck, Shirley Van DerMallie, and Doug (Marianne) Oehlbeck, as well as many nieces and nephews. Roger graduated from Gates-Chili High School, class of 1962, and the University of Buffalo, class of 1965.A funeral service will...
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Richard J. Shatzel

September 28, 1943 - December 20, 2017

Reverend Father Richard J. Shatzel, a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester for more than 48 years, went home to the Lord on December 20, 2017. He was 74 years old.Father Shatzel was born in Rochester on September 28, 1943, the son of James and Dorothy Shatzel. He grew up in Holy Apostles Parish in Rochester, attended the parish school and later studied at the former St. Andrew's and...
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Joan A. Thurley

September 13, 1939 - December 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, Rochester, NY.
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Shirley A. Spencer

September 26, 1947 - December 9, 2017

Shirley A. Spencer (nee Schrader) died at the Erie County Hospice on December 9th surrounded by family and with as much peace and comfort as could be managed. She is survived by her husband (Douglas), her children (Susan Lounsberry, Karen Spencer, and Kylie Barnhart) seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, a brother and sister-in-law (Gerry and Elaine Schrader) and various nieces, nephews...
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Jean E. Rowland

November 2, 1933 - December 4, 2017

Jeanie Rowland, of Rochester, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017, at the age of 84, with her family by her side.She is survived by her sister, Jackie (Bill) Hall; nieces, Angela (Ryan) Secora, Sandra Marini, and Michelle Rosati; as well as 5 great-nieces and 3 great-nephews.She was predeceased by her mother, Lillian Loomis; step-father, John Loomis; and sister, Marilyn Rowland.Jeanie was a...
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Angela Mika Johnson

March 31, 1973 - December 2, 2017

Angela "Mika" Johnson passed away suddenly on December 2nd, 2017. She is survived by her loving wife Jennifer and daughter Chloe. She is predeceased by her father John Palmer Johnson III, her mother Ernestine Hill Johnson-Wilkins, and her sister Sophia Johnson-Duncan. She is survived by her step father Jerry Wilkins, sister Laney Johnson, sister Margaret (Roger) Clark, sister Virginia Johnson,...
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Donald McCall

December 7, 1918 - November 29, 2017

Donald W. McCall of Holley, passed away on November 29, 2017, just shy of his 99th birthday.Predeceased by his wife, Arlene McCall, daughter, Kathy Schwan, and son, Larry McCall.Survived by his daughter, Laurie McCall (Thomas Hess); daughter-in-law, Diane McCall; granddaughters, Leah Schwan and Colleen Trusler (Jason); and great-grandson, Noah Trusler.A private Memorial Service will be held at...
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Clark D. Knorr

September 18, 1930 - November 24, 2017

Clark D. Knorr of Scottsville, passed away on November 24, 2017 at the age of 87.He was predeceased by his beloved wife of over 55 years, Mary R. Knorr; his parents, Clark and Hariette, sister, Gale Wandersee, and his beloved dogs, Penny & Mandy.He is survived by his son, Stephen M. Knorr; grandson, Erik M. (Samantha Hoffmeier) Knorr; sisters-in-law, Anne Blodgett and Janet (George) Musshafen;...
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Donald C. Sprankle

May 16, 1926 - November 19, 2017

Donald C. Sprankle of East Rochester, peacefully entered into rest on November 19, 2017 with his loving family by his side.Don is survived by the love of his life and wife of over 66 years, Mary Lou; his 6 beloved children: James (Shirley) Sprankle, Bonnie (David) Sunderville, Mary (Scott) Spring, Donald S. Sprankle, Donna (Mark Rector) Sprankle, and Jeanne (Scott) Rumpf; 13 grandchildren: Dawn,...
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Joyce M. Moak

August 11, 1926 - November 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, Rochester, NY.
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Suzanne M. Hallowell

March 15, 1966 - November 18, 2017

Suzanne M. Hallowell, of Rochester, peacefully entered into eternal rest on November 18, 2017 with her loving family by her side.Sue was predeceased by her father, William Hallowell.She is survived by her children, Nicholas Hallowell and Elizabeth Adkins; her mother, Dolores (John) Csapo; siblings, Marta, Diane, William, and Doug Hallowell; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends,...
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Anne Byrne Booth

July 23, 1923 - November 17, 2017

Anne Byrne Booth of Rochester, went peacefully, to be with the Lord on November 17, 2017, at age 94.Anne was predeceased by her beloved husband of over 63 years, Franklin A. Booth, and her sisters, Mary Kieran and Teresa Carl.She is survived by her 4 children: Patricia Booth Isaacson, David F. Booth, Anne "Peggy" Grab and Mary Ellen Booth; 6 grandchildren: Thomas J. Grab, Joseph Grab (Denise);...
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Patricia Walther

October 5, 1937 - November 10, 2017

Patricia A. "Pat" Walther of Rochester, NY, peacefully entered into rest on November 10, 2017 at the age of 80.Pat was predeceased by her parents, Eugene & Virginia Luteski.She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Richard "Dick" Walther; children, Peggy (Tim) Donlon and Janet (Larry) Patt; grandchildren: Jayme (Matthew) Kehoe, Matthew Donlon, Katie (Dan Butler) Donlon, Karlie (Robert)...
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Gaby Belke

July 22, 1933 - November 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, Rochester, NY.
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Jean M. Henderson

December 19, 1929 - November 3, 2017

Jean M. Henderson of Rochester, entered into eternal peace and rest on November 3, 2017 with her family by her side.Predeceased by her beloved husband of 42 years, Edwin M. Henderson; parents, Norbert & Hazel Schroth; brother, Norbert H. Schroth; and nephew, Norbert Michael Schroth.Survived by her sister, Patricia (Art) Wright; sister-in-law, Paula Schroth; nieces and nephews, Laura Schroth,...
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Marshall Neil Smith

July 15, 1927 - October 28, 2017

Marshall Neil Smith, Sr. "Smitty", died peacefully at the VA on October 28, 2017 in Canandaigua, NY at the age of 90. He married Shirley Mae Street of Rochester, NY in 1952. They celebrated 60 years of marriage. She preceded him in death on October 7th, 2012.Marshall is survived by his children; Marlene Meredith (Rogers), Valerie Bandemer (Russell) Neil (Nicole), Lora Harris(Charles), and Terry ...
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Marilyn L. Camera

March 31, 1933 - October 13, 2017

Marilyn L. Camera, of Rochester, passed away on October 13, 2017.Predeceased by her parents, Victor and Lucy (Spade) Camera, and brother, Eugene Camera. Survived by extended family members and dear friends.Marilyn retired after a long career at Eastman Kodak. She was a faithful volunteer at St. Mary's/Unity Hospital for over 30 years and also a longtime volunteer at the Rochester Presbyterian...
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Barbara E. McClanahan

December 20, 1938 - October 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, Rochester, NY.
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Anne M. Ivanuska

July 10, 1925 - October 12, 2017

Anne M. (Fenello) IvanuskaWent home to God on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at age 92. Survived by her children, Patricia (Peter) Buhite, Jean Ivanuska, John (Debbie) Ivanuska; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; special nieces, Carol Fenello Wasson, Jean Fenello Patterson, Lois Fenello Chumbley, and their families, along with many cousins, including John Francati. Predeceased by her...
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Irene M. Pitt

February 10, 1941 - October 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, Rochester, NY.
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Eugene A. Flanders

March 13, 1939 - October 8, 2017

Eugene A. "Gene" Flanders, of Chili, NY passed away on October 8, 2017 at age 78, a loving husband, grandfather and great grandfather. Survived by his wife of 45 years, Maureen Flanders; children, Mark (Peter Bisuito) Flanders, Kathleen (Les Sherman) Wolf, Jeffrey (Patty) Gladding, and James (Kay) Gladding; siblings, Nadine (Gerald) Carlson, James Flanders, and Elaine Chappell. Five grandsons:...
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Rose M. Licata

January 20, 1924 - October 1, 2017

Rose M. Licata (Milazzo), of Chili, peacefully joined her beloved husband, John, in eternal rest on October 1, 2017 at the age of 93.Predeceased by her husband of 63 years, John F. Licata; brothers: Mike, Tom, Sam and John Milazzo; sister, Mary (Nick) Girolamo; brother-in-law, William Licata, and sister-in-law, Lee Licata.Survived by brother-in-law, Raymond (Pat) Licata; sisters-in-law, Angie...
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Mary R. Greene

June 16, 1921 - September 29, 2017

Mary R. Greene of Chili, peacefully went to join her beloved husband, John, in eternal rest on September 29, 2017 at the age of 96.Predeceased by her husband of 51 years, John W. Greene; four brothers and three sisters.Survived by her children: Regina (John) Augello, John W. (Patti DeMers) Greene, and Michael R. (Eloise) Greene; four grandchildren: Jason, Jarrod, Jeffrey, and John; six great...
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Virgina L. Doyle

November 20, 1928 - September 23, 2017

Virginia L. Dolye, of Rochester, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the age of 88, while her loving daughters were by her side.She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Joseph J. Doyle in 1997.She is survived by her children: Kathy (Ray) Wager, Karen (Chuck) Lindsay, Barbara (John) Gunther, Joanne (Tim) Smith, and Maureen Doyle; grandchildren: Jeffrey (Nicole) Wager,...
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Mary M. Stephens

February 10, 1935 - September 15, 2017

MARY STEPHENS (MILLISON)Greece, died peacefully on 9/15/17 at 82. Predeceased by son Douglas, husband Robert and daughter-in-law Susan Stephens. Survived by her children Susan (John) Zorn, Donald Stephens and Andrew (Sonia) Stephens; grandchildren Alicia Accapezzato, Michael Accapezzato, Dillon Mathes, Douglas Stephens and Andrew Stephens; brother Charles (Joanne) Millison, daughter-in-law...
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Eleanor Z. Heinlein

November 7, 1935 - September 15, 2017

Eleanor Z. Heinlein (Zapf) of Brighton, passed away peacefully surrounded by the comfort of her loving husband of 26 years, George Heinlein on September 15, 2017, at age 81 . Eleanor was a person of her choices and what she loved. She was an active volunteer and philanthropist at Mary Cariola and the Sisters of St. Joseph; dedicating her time and extending a gentle hand to all those she...
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Clair W. Fyke

July 3, 1924 - September 14, 2017

Clair W. Fyke, Sr., "Sonny", of North Chili, formerly of Lakeland, FL: went to be with the Lord on September 14, 2017 at the age of 93, with his loving family by his side.Predeceased by his brother, Melvin Fyke, and son-in-law, Maha Atma Singh (Charles) Oesterly. Survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Florence D. Fyke; children: Clarisse Petrucci, Maha Atma Kaur (Carolyn) Oesterly, and Clair W....
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Louis P. Agosto

December 13, 1925 - September 13, 2017

Louis "Brush" P. Agosto of Gates, joined his beloved wife, Vivian, in heaven on September 13, 2017, at age 91. They were married for 42 years. Lou was born on December 13, 1925 in East Rochester. He was predeceased by his eldest son, James and is survived by his children: Gary, Paul, Carole and Louis, his daughters-in-law: Jill and Rosemarie, his grandchildren: Erin and Andrew, and his great...
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Myrtle Irene Eichinger

January 29, 1921 - September 9, 2017

M. IRENE EICHINGEREichinger, M. (Myrtle) Irene, age 96, of Warsaw (Silver Springs) New York, formerly of Zephyrhills, Florida passed away September 9, 2017.She was predeceased by her husband Arnold Eichinger and son Richard L. Schrader. She is survived by her son, Gerald R. Schrader (Elaine); daughter Shirley A. Spencer (Rev. Douglas); granddaughters, Rev. Lora L. Gravatt (Carlton), Kylie...
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Reid W. Gates

May 17, 1930 - September 9, 2017

Reid W. GatesSpencerport, NY: Passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at the age of 87.Predeceased by his wife, Ruth (Ruddy) Gates; parents, Frederick L. and Catherine Gates; and brother, Neil (Vivian) Gates.Reid is survived by his children, Denise Henderson, Randell (Shirley) Gates, Wayne Gates, and Eileen (Kevin McNulty) Gates; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren;...
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Daniel A. Blasi,

December 17, 1921 - September 6, 2017

Blasi, Daniel Anthony, Sr.Rochester: 12/17/1921 - 9/6/2017Predeceased by his beloved wife of 49 years, Sara, son-in-law, Michael Seminatore, and granddaughter, Stefanie Seminatore.Survived by his children, Daniel (Joyce) Blasi, Jr.; Mary (Vince) Karls; and Susan Seminatore; and grandchildren: Daniel (Elizabeth) Blasi, Jeffrey (Emily Zenk) Blasi, Dante (Melissa) DiLella, Lisa Seminatore, Nicholas...
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Ruth P. Ierlan

May 13, 1938 - September 6, 2017

Ruth P. Ierlan of N. Chili entered into rest Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Wife of the late Frederick "Pete" Ierlan; beloved mother of Michele (Darren) Carstairs, Melissa (Fred Seeman) Ierlan, and Michael (Karen) Ierlan; and grandmother of six. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Friday, 2-4, 7-9pm at the funeral home of ALVAH HALLORAN & SON, 2125 Chili...
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Betty V. Kammer

February 24, 1927 - September 3, 2017

Gates: Died peacefully on September 3rd, 2017 at the age of 90.Betty was born on February 24th, 1927 in Greece, NY to the late, Myrtle and John Hammaker.Betty was preceded in death by her loving husband of 37 years, Jack Kammer, and her twelve sisters and brothers.She is survived by her daughter, Lonna (Eddie) LaDuke of Gates; her granddaughter, Stacey (Steve) LaDuke Bulsiewicz of Chili, and...
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Paula M. Treggett

May 26, 1949 - August 30, 2017

Treggett, Paula M. (Zeller)Rochester: Passed away on August 30th, at the age of 68, after being seriously challenged with Multiple Sclerosis for forty years.She is predeceased by her father, Stanley Zeller.She is survived by her mother, Genevieve "Jean" Zeller; sisters, Marcia (William) Opperman, Claudia (Thomas) Ciresi; nephew, Eric Ciresi; honorary sister, Janice Yarborough; extended family,...
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Geraldine L. Wind

June 3, 1944 - August 25, 2017

Rochester: Joined her husband, Robert, in eternal rest on Friday, August 25th, at the age of 73, with her loving family by her side.Predeceased by her beloved husband of 45 years, Robert Wind, Sr.; her parents, Frank & Joan Schifino, and her baby daughter, Denise Wind.Survived by her children: Robert (Melissa) Wind, Jr., Kevin (Mary) Wind, and Erika (Brian) Pettinato; grandchildren: Noah,...
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Richard R. Hughto

January 15, 1922 - July 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, Rochester, NY.
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John Patrick Cavuoto

July 30, 1969 - July 22, 2017

John Patrick Cavuoto passed peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer at age 47, on July 22, 2017. Predeceased by parents, Pat & Gwen Cavuoto, brothers, Jim & Bill Cavuoto, sister, Lauren Cavuoto Hamrick, brother-in-law, Duane Hallinean, & great-niece, Dianne Hallinean. Survived by siblings, Faith Hallinean, Alan (Joyce Wissick) Cavuoto; brother-in-law, Steve Hamrick; nieces,...
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Kathy A. Marion

April 20, 1949 - July 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, Rochester, NY.
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Margaret U. Pommerening

June 2, 1920 - July 7, 2017

Pommerening , Margaret (Uschold) New Hampshire, formerly of Rochester: passed peacefully on Friday, July 7th 2017. The love of her life, Roy George Pommerening, was waiting at Heaven's Gate to take her home with him.Margaret is survived by her daughters, Diane, Karen and Nancy along with her grandchildren; Andrea (husband Ryan), Gregory (wife Marisa), Emily (husband Matt), Megan, Dustan and...
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George D. Roberts,

July 5, 1941 - July 7, 2017

Roberts, George D., IIIRochester: Passed away on July 7, 2017 at age 76, surrounded by his loving family.He was predeceased by his parents, George & Catherine Roberts.He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Beverly Roberts; his children, Sheryl (mike) Miller, Karen (Tim) Taylor, and Kimberly (Rich) Roberts; grandchildren, David (Jen) Roberts, Taylor (Alan) Roberts, Tawna (Jeff) Bailey...
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Earl D. Benedict

November 20, 1927 - July 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, Rochester, NY.
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Edwin S. Wixson

November 25, 1925 - June 21, 2017

Wixson, Edwin "Ed" S.Greece: Suddenly on June 21, 2017, at age 91. Predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Francis Wixson, brother Burton Wixson and sister Jean Wixson Carpenter. Survived by loving wife of 69 years Blanche "Skip" Wixson daughters Debra (Richard) Bennett of Ogden, NY and Terry (David) Kart of Allentown, PA, grandsons Adam Bennett of Gates, NY and Scott (Justina) Kart of Astoria,...
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Julia J. Grube

February 20, 1927 - June 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, Rochester, NY.
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Arlene E. Green

October 14, 1926 - May 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, Rochester, NY.
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Gertrude F. Zimmer

February 9, 1926 - May 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, Rochester, NY.
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Helen T. Lester

April 23, 1918 - May 2, 2017

Helen T. (Reeder) Lester of Rochester, entered into rest on May 2nd, 2017 at the age of 99.Predeceased by her husband, Bernard M. Lester.Survived by daughter, Judith Laba; sons: James Lester, Timothy (Helen) Lester, Thomas (Joan) Lester; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; sister, Genevieve Zienkiewicz and several nieces and nephews. Friends and Family may call on Sunday, May 7th, from 3PM...
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Herbert P. Haller

June 21, 1952 - March 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, Rochester, NY.
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David L. Coleman

April 7, 1936 - March 25, 2017

David L. Coleman, lifetime resident of Gates, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2017, at age 80.He was predeceased by his beloved wife, JoAnne; Son, David B. Coleman and grandson, Michael E. Collins. He is survived by his son, John D. (Vicki) Coleman; Grandchildren, Tiffany Coleman & Brian Collins; great-grandchildren, Abriana & Devon as well as his special friend, Ruth Brewster.David...
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Dorothy L. Trainor

August 24, 1931 - March 15, 2017

Dorothy L. Trainor, passed away on March 15, 2017, at the age of 85.Private Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family.Arrangements under the direction of Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, Rochester, NY.
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Cassie D. Di Orio

June 21, 1948 - March 8, 2017

Cassie DiOrio passed away peacefully, at age 68, on Wednesday, March 8th. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl Wills and Beverly Wills (nee Freije) and her beloved husband, Jim DiOrio. She is survived by her son Adam, step-sons Jim and Rick, brothers Robert, David, and Jon. And many loved grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends.Expressions of sympathy in her memory...
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Anthony J. DeFeo

July 12, 1930 - March 7, 2017

Anthony J.DeFeo, passed away peacefully, on March 7, 2017, at age 86. He was born in Rochester on July 12, 1930 and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1948. Following graduation Tony served in the US Navy aboard the Destroyer USS Barton, DD722 and was also stationed Stateside. He was honorably discharged as a Petty Officer Third Class Gunners Mate in 1950. He worked for RG&E for over 30...
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Franklin A. Booth

November 4, 1930 - February 5, 2017

Franklin A. Booth, of Rochester, went peacefully, to be with the Lord on February 5, 2017, at age 86.Frank Booth was the most genuine and loving man. His sincerity and honesty was felt by all and his innocence and generosity will never be forgotten.Franklin is survived by his beloved wife Anna Byrne Booth of over 63 years. They have 4 children: Patricia Booth Isaacson, David F (Gayle) Booth,...
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Nina Mary Rush

July 2, 1948 - February 4, 2017

Rush, Nina Mary AngelaRochester: Born into heaven on February 4, 2017Survived by her beloved husband, Leslie Rush; three Sons: Charles (Lala) Ives, Richard Ives, Stephen Ives; seven Brothers and Sisters; Mother, Teresa Proia and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A private viewing will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 followed by a Funeral Mass, where all are welcome to join, at 11:30am at St....
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Margaret Marie Scopa

September 7, 1925 - January 14, 2017

Margaret Marie "Peggy" ScopaSeptember 7, 1925 - January 14, 2017Henrietta, New YorkMargaret Marie "Peggy" Scopa, age 91, of Henrietta, N.Y., passed away on Jan. 14, 2017. She is survived by her children, grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.Arrangements under the direction of Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, Rochester, NY. The family will hold a service in...
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Robert G. Schomaker

December 22, 1926 - January 12, 2017

Schomaker, Robert George "Shoe"Rochester: Formerly of Brooksville, Florida, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2017, at age 90.It is with a heavy heart we lay to rest our father and friend, Robert Schomaker "dad" "Shoe". Robert has gone to join his loving wife, Harriet, son-in-law Sam Street and granddaughter, Sandra Street, who predeceased him. Robert is survived by and will be sadly missed...
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Velma M. Gaines

June 8, 1921 - January 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, Rochester, NY.
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Elisabeth Vukanovic

May 24, 1927 - December 30, 2016

Rochester: Passed away peacefully on December 30, 2016, at the age of 89, joining her beloved husband, Vladimir, in eternal rest.She is survived by her loving daughter, Kristin (Shawn), son, John, and darling granddaughter, Lin Elizabeth; as well as dear friends, Jerry & Kathy Takacs.A Memorial Service will be held at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 855 S. Goodman St., Rochester, on...
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Betty D. Phillips

October 3, 1924 - December 24, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, Rochester, NY.
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Lynn L. Laursen

July 24, 1927 - December 22, 2016

Laursen, Lynn L.Rochester, 89, passed peacefully on December 22, 2016. He was born on July 24th 1927 to Soren and Agnes Laursen. He is predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Madeline Evangeline Laursen, wife Goldia P Laursen and, son-in-law Greg May. Survived by children: Lynda Luckenbach (Gordon Sherman), Rick (Mary) Laursen, Keith (Gail) Laursen, Deb May, Tim (Joyce) Laursen; 13 grandchildren;...
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Edward J. Golembeski

January 17, 1919 - December 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, Rochester, NY.
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Judith Carol Coletta

March 10, 1940 - December 10, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, Rochester, NY.
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Gertrude M. Wambach

August 14, 1930 - December 3, 2016

Wambach, Gertrude M. (O'Leary) of Rochester, NYPassed away at age 86 on December 3, 2016 while surrounded by her family and loved ones. Gertrude was predeceased by her beloved husband, Mathew and her son, Matthew. She is survived by her children: Susie, Mark (Kathy), Mary, Gretchen, Warren (Kathy), Anne and Michele; many grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; her sister, Carol and an...
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Fred J. Roy

August 9, 1935 - November 28, 2016

Rochester: Passed away on November 28, 2016, at the age of 81.Predeceased by his first wife, Ruth Shaw; sister, Mary (Sister Anita) Roy; and sisters & brothers-in-law, Edith (Arthur) Amering, and Edna (Donald) Whitbeck.Survived by his beloved wife of over 30years, Pam Roy; sons: David Roy, Michael Roy, James (Wendy) Roy, Richard Roy, Thomas (Mary) Roy, and Fred (Sharon) Roy; stepdaughter, Kim...
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Margaret B. Pigage

August 19, 1920 - November 25, 2016

Rochester: Age 96. Passed away on November 25, 2016. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Robert F. Pigage, her parents, Margaret and George Bellows, brother, Norman Bellows. Survived by her loving children: son, Thomas (Lupi) Pigage of Waxhaw, NC, daughters Lynn Pigage (Fred Vine) and Jeanne Pigage (Gaetano D'Arpino) of Rochester, six grandchildren, one great-grandson, several nieces and...
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Clement Finch Hapeman

November 7, 1928 - November 19, 2016

Clement Finch Hapeman, born November 7th, 1928 in Broadalbin, NY, passed away peacefully in his own home on November 19th. He is preceded in death by his parents, Arnold Hapeman and Grace Finch Hapeman, his sister Bonnie Clocksin and her husband Paul Clocksin, Sr., his wives Louise D. Hapeman and Beatrice Phillips Hapeman and stepson William Phillips. He was 88 years old. Mr. Hapeman had a long...
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Ruth Virgil

August 16, 1925 - November 17, 2016

Rochester: 91, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2016, with her family by her side.Ruth was predeceased by her beloved husband, Joseph N. Virgil.She is survived by her 2 sons: Joseph R. (Sophie) Virgil and James Virgil; as well as 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.Relatives & friends may call on Monday, November 21st, from 5-7PM at the Funeral Home of ALVAH HALLORAN & SON,...
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Rosemary A. Shelly

June 21, 1928 - November 7, 2016

Rochester: Monday, November 7, 2016 at age 88.Predeceased by her husband, Edward N. Shelly and parents, John and Kathryn Fogarty. Survived by her children, Edward (Marjorie) Shelly, Katie (John) Butler, William (Kathleen) Shelly, Mary (Christopher) Haller, John Shelly, and Alice (Gregory) Van Zile; grandchildren, Jason (Bethany) Shelly, Peter (Kelsey) Shelly, Devin Shelly, Courtney (Quinton)...
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John J. Lawlor

January 18, 1951 - November 1, 2016

Spencerport/formerly of Brentwood, Long Island:Passed away unexpectedly on November 1, 2016.Predeceased by his parents, Eileen & Robert Lawlor, and a sister, Kathy Jagielo.Survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Judy Lawlor; his daughters, Jennifer (Tony) Riggio, Melissa Wetsell, and Victoria (Ryan) Reynolds; 8 grandchildren; a great-grandson, 5 brothers, a brother-in-law, and several...
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Jeanette Ann Pecora

August 13, 1935 - October 28, 2016

Churchville, NY and Largo, FL: was reunited with the Lord; her husband, Christopher, and grandchild, Danielle, on October 28th, 2016. She is survived by her children: Cindy, Thomas (Danise), David, and Christopher (Anne); grandchildren: Julie, Joseph, Phillip, Elizabeth, Marissa, Leah, Nicholas, Victoria and Joseph; step-grandchildren: Cody and Marshall, as well as four great-grandchildren...
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Robert C. Polcyn

October 6, 1941 - October 21, 2016

Gates: Passed away on October 21, 2016 at age 75.He is survived by many nieces and nephews.A Funeral Service will be held at All Saints Chapel in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery on Sat. Oct. 29th at 9:30AM, with a graveside committal service and Military Honors to follow.Arrangements under the direction of Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, Rochester, NY.
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Dorothy M. Bennett

September 20, 1929 - October 18, 2016

Bennett, Dorothy M. (Scheg)Chili: Peacefully passed away on October 18, 2016, at age 87.Predeceased by her beloved husbands, Herbert Scheg & Burt Bennett. Survived by her children: Anne (Robert) Szady & Paul (Karin) Scheg; grandchildren: Michelle (Travis), Matthew, Elizabeth, Simone, Devon, & Aydin; great-grandson, Zachary; and a brother, William (Lois) Miller; along with step...
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Daisy Jane Harshbarger

May 8, 1932 - October 18, 2016

Daisy Jane Harshbarger 1932-2016Jane passed peacefully on Tuesday, October 18th.Predeceased by her husband Richard Harshbarger, brother Stanley Knecht and sister Alice Splain. Born in Sayre Pennsylvania, Jane moved to Rochester and worked as a dedicated nurse at Strong Memorial Hospital for over 40 years. In retirement she served as a nurse at the Jewish Nursing Home as well.She is survived by...
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Glenn R. House

March 31, 1919 - October 14, 2016

Glenn R. HouseMarch 31, 1919 to October 14, 2016Glenn R. House, 97, passed into his eternal house on Thursday, October 14, 2016 in Rochester, NY. He was the devoted husband of 65 years to Janice Whiteman House, the love of his life and beloved father to his three daughters, Nancy Jane House, Beverly Jean (Fred) Cooper and Audrey Joan (the late Joseph) Impellizzeri.Born March 31, 1919 and raised...
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Robert L. Casperson

October 2, 1932 - October 10, 2016

Casperson, Robert L. "Bob"Cape Coral, FL/Formerly of Greece, NY: Entered into rest unexpectedly on October 10, 2016 at the age of 84, with his loving family by his side.He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Shirley Casperson; son, Timothy Casperson, daughter, Kathleen (Pete) Seger, brother, Thomas (Darrah) Casperson; 3 grandchildren: Michelle (David), Chris (Nicole), & Nick; a...
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Helen F. Strutz

September 27, 1927 - September 28, 2016

Strutz, Helen F. (Stokes)Chili: Passed away suddenly on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at the age of 89.Helen was predeceased by her beloved husband, Richard E. Strutz; her parents, Mary & Thomas Stokes, brother, Jack Stokes; sister, Rosemary (Joe) Schwartzmeyer; and Godmother, Jane Davison.She is survived by a brother, Thomas E. Stokes, a sister, Dolores (George) Hamblin, several nieces and...
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Gloria J. Hamilton

February 9, 1929 - September 22, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, Rochester, NY.
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Maria Romanowski

December 8, 1925 - September 11, 2016

Chili/Holley: Passed away peacefully on September 11, 2016, at age 90.Born in Poland on December 8, 1925, the daughter of the late Kazimierza & Zofia Stepien.She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Jozef Romanowski.She is survived by her two sons, Richard (Donna) Romanowski, and Eugene Romanowski; step-grandsons, Michael & Mark, step-great-granddaughter, Kimmylee, and step-great-great...
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Mary Jane Sansone

May 16, 1939 - September 3, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, Rochester, NY.
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Phyllis Marion Brant

September 20, 1920 - August 26, 2016

Gates: Passed on Friday, August 26, 2016, at age 95.Predeceased by her loving husband, Reg, 2 sons, Terry and Dale, and many brothers and sisters.Survived by son, Alan (Elaine) Brant, grandchildren: Ellen, Ted & Josh Brant & Cathy (Scott) Crego; great-grandson, Henry Crego; "Second-son" Donnie Brant; Sisters: Donna (Tom) Ritchie, Diane & Maralyn Maracle, Ardeth (Jim) Armstrong,...
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Helen M. MacLaren

January 16, 1924 - August 21, 2016

MacLaren, Helen M.Ellenton, FL/ Formerly of Chili, NY.Passed away peacefully with family by her side on Aug. 21, 2016 at age 92.Predeceased by her beloved husband, Bruce & Son, William. Survived by her children: Judy, Robert (Donna) and David MacLaren; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; Sister, Betty Jones of MD; Sister-in-law, Brenda Compton of NC; several nieces, nephews &...
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Mark E. Vogel

June 3, 1979 - August 7, 2016

Rochester: Passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 7, 2016 at age 37.Predeceased by his beloved grandparents, Harold & Luella Shearing and George & Genevieve Vogel.Survived by his ever loving parents, Barbara & Edward Vogel; sister, Laurie (Christopher McMartin) Vogel: uncles, William Shearing, Norman (Phyllis) Vogel, John Vogel; aunts, Theresa (Gary) Perkins, Dolores Vogel, Lorrita Vogel,...
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Benjamin Sarfaty

February 10, 1927 - August 6, 2016

Chili - Kashong Pt., GenevaFebruary 10, 1927 - August 6, 2016U.S. Military Service: August 11, 1942 - August 11, 1946Passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side.Relatives & friends may call on Wed., Aug. 10th, from 12NOON-2PM at the Funeral Home of ALVAH HALLORAN & SON, 2125 Chili Ave., Gates, where a memorial service will be held immediately following at 2PM. A procession...
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Leo M. Lynch

January 14, 1924 - August 5, 2016

Churchville Family PatriarchChili/Churchville: August 5, 2016 at age 92, rather suddenly after a very brief illness.Leo was born on January 14, 1924 in Waverly, NY. He was the fifth of eight children born to Leo P. and Frances Walsh Lynch.In 1944, he married Anita J. Brougham of Sayre, PA and they began a family that would eventually grow to twelve children.In 1950 the family moved to Churchville...
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Margaret T. Ely

July 28, 1925 - July 22, 2016

Margaret T. "Peggy" ElyRochester: Passed away peacefully on Friday, July 22, 2016 at the age of 90.Predeceased by her parents, Margaret & Edward Ely, and brother, James (Edith) Ely.Survived by nieces, Barbara (Bill) Tubbs & Janice Ely, nephew, James Ely; and many dear friends & neighbors.Peggy worked at Eastman Kodak, taught chemistry at Nazareth College, and did research for the...
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Gordon J. Bennett

February 23, 1936 - July 12, 2016

BENNETT, Gordon J. , Sr. "Gordie"Formerly of Gates: Passed away after a short illness on July 12, 2016 at age 80.Predeceased by his beloved wife, Joyce Bennett as well as his brother, Robert Bennett & sister, Betty Hall. Survived by his sons: Gordon (Carol) Bennett, Jr., & Brian (Grace) Bennett; Grandchildren: Corinne, Erin, Jillian (Brian) Cosgrove and Kyle; Siblings: Olive Domres,...
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Erasmo Matos

February 14, 1971 - July 2, 2016

Erasmo Matos of North Chili, NY, passed away suddenly on July 2, 2016,at age 45.Born February 14, 1971 in Rochester, NY.He was predeceased by his mother, Lydia Ramirez; mother and father-in-law, Marie & Douglas Gay; and brother-in-law, Milo Gay.He is survived by his loving wife, Lenée Matos; his children, Elizabeth Nicole and Anthony Erasmo Matos; father, Fruto Matos; sister, Liduvina ...
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